Horrible Week For #Hillary2016 Due To Horrible Month For Barack Obama – And Where In Hell Is Michelle?

NBC dumps Trump for “derogatory” comments about immigrants. Big winner? Donald J. Trump. For other Republican candidates this is not good news. For Hillary2016 this is not going to be good news either as Americans see the danger of corporations and government united to suppress anything but politically correct speech. For Hillary2016 it is going to get much worse.

We warned this was not a time to stand near the stink. #Hillary2016 had a horrible week due to the horrible month for Barack Obama. But Big Media of course believes Barack Obama is having a great June and that last week was a great week for Barack Obama:

After momentous week, Obama’s presidency is reborn

He sang. He wept. He cheered. And many say they finally saw the man who inspired them in ’08.

What were the Obama Hopium Guzzlers happy about? Nine black Christians got killed in Obama’s post-racial presidency seems to be the answer. What else can it be?

Remember Obama was going to “turn the page” on all those pesky issues from the 1960s? How is that going? Every Obama promise from 2008 has blown up in the faces of his most fervent worshipers.

The black community? Oh they’re having a great time in this post racial presidency. Unemployment, riots, racial strife, killings, only #BlackLivesMatter ’cause you can’t say #AllLivesMatter lest you be seen as a racist. Yeah, bringing down the Confederate flag will be as good for the black community as electing Barack Obama. Meanwhile as Barack sings and sways where is Michelle Obama? Haven’t nine black Christians been slaughtered? In what cavern in Hell is Michelle Obama?

Like a freshly minted whore taking her first stroll down her street Michelle Obama has been on vacation on the taxpayer dime. Yeah, that killing of Christians, Christians in America, not the many Muslim countries where Christians are regularly killed, so convulsed the nation that Barack did Marvin Gaye and Michelle continued to vacation. Don’t worry black people Michelle Obama really really cared but stayed on vacation.

Maybe the Hopium Guzzlers are happy because of the Obama win on ObamaTrade? The party was against ObamaTrade and Obama sided with Republicans to pass ObamaTrade. Maybe the Hopium Guzzlers applauded that stab in the back so deftly administered by Barack Obama of Chicago.

Maybe the gay marriage decision victory on Friday is the cause for the “reborn” HOPE of 2008? Barack had colored lights deface the White House to celebrate and thereby “pass” as if he was a gay marriage or gay rights supporter all along and responsible for the gay marriage result. Where was Donnie McClurkin gay bashing and singing along with Barack as in the glory days of 2008? In 2008 Obama made other promises and commitments on gay marriage:

State law? Not in the Constitution? God’s in the mix? 2008 reborn?

Maybe on Friday Barack Hussein Obama was celebrating his other great promise of 2008. In 2008 Obama said the “Muslim World” was his buddy and he would make Americans and Muslims BFFs. All America got from the “Muslim world” has been more terrorism and more hate along with Christians and Jews killed. On Friday the “Muslim World” also celebrated on gay rights:

ISIS Celebrates Gay Love by Tossing 4 Gays from Roof of Building

ISIS celebrated gay love today by tossing four more gays from top of a highrise.

Of course a crowd gathered below to watch the execution.

Several Islamists tweeted out #LoveWins – the same hashtag that was used today after the Supreme Court ruling.

Of course this wasn’t the first time…
A massive crowd assembled to watch ISIS rebels throw another gay man off a building top earlier this month.

Hundreds of spectators came out to watch the brutal public execution.

It looks like they drove their cars to the execution!

They hung the man from his feet and then let him drop!

The execution was most likely filmed in Nineveh Province where the Islamists have murdered several gay men.

ISIS is reportedly using “flirting squads” to single out gay men for trial and execution in the Caliphate.

The Islamic State has posted several public executions of gay men online.
ISIS released photos and video of Islamists throwing two men off a rooftop in January.

Video HERE.

The Obama presidency “reborn” propagandists at Politico somehow forgot that June has 30 days. On Monday, like Michelle in front of a mirror, the sh*t hit the fan.

On Friday the China stock market hit the skids. On Monday the China skid accelerated. Today, China stocks free fall into a bear market reports CNN. China is kind of a big country so…. the worst is yet to come.

On Monday Greece hit the grease on it’s downward slide too having elected their very own Obama. The banks are closed. The stock market is closed. The mess will only get worse and it is damn bad now.

As the American markets slide several hundred points the questions on many minds are all about Italy, Portugal, and Spain along with the entire Eurozone. Europe should not feel lonely.

On Monday Puerto Rico went the way of a greased Greece down the tubes:

Puerto Rico’s Governor Says Island’s Debts Are ‘Not Payable’

Puerto Rico’s governor, saying he needs to pull the island out of a “death spiral,” has concluded that the commonwealth cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debts, an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions. [snip]

A broad restructuring by Puerto Rico sets the stage for an unprecedented test of the United States municipal bond market, which cities and states rely on to pay for their most basic needs, like road construction and public hospitals.

That market has already been shaken by municipal bankruptcies in Detroit; Stockton, Calif.; and elsewhere, which undercut assumptions that local governments in the United States would always pay back their debt. [snip]

Its call for debt relief on such a vast scale could raise borrowing costs for other local governments as investors become more wary of lending.

Perhaps more important, much of Puerto Rico’s debt is widely held by individual investors on the United States mainland, in mutual funds or other investment accounts, and they may not be aware of it.

Puerto Rico, as a commonwealth, does not have the option of bankruptcy. A default on its debts would most likely leave the island, its creditors and its residents in a legal and financial limbo that, like the debt crisis in Greece, could take years to sort out.

The bottom line on all this economic world-wide horror is that it is going to get much worse because:

The world is defenceless against the next financial crisis, warns BIS
Monetary policymakers have run out of room to fight the next crisis with interest rates unable to go lower, the BIS warns

The world will be unable to fight the next global financial crash as central banks have used up their ammunition trying to tackle the last crises, the Bank of International Settlements has warned.

The so-called central bank of central banks launched a scatching critique of global monetary policy in its annual report. The BIS claimed that central banks have backed themselves into a corner after repeatedly cutting interest rates to shore up their economies.

These low interest rates have in turn fuelled economic booms, encouraging excessive risk taking. Booms have then turned to busts, which policymakers have responded to with even lower rates.

Thanks Obama. You’ve been a real world leader when it comes to economic malfeasance.

On Monday “The Supreme Court Case That Could Upend Obama’s Climate Agenda” did just that. Remember, Obama’s Second Term Is All About Climate Change is what we were told by the Obama apologists.

Also on Monday, Obama’s illegal illegal immigration diktats hit the greasy skids:

Two judges who dealt a significant blow to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration last month will again play key roles in deciding whether the controversial programs are legally sound.

Fifth Circuit Court Judges Jennifer Walker Elrod and Jerry Smith, both Republican appointees, in May ruled against the Obama administration’s request to proceed with the executive actions — which would protect more than 4 million immigrants here illegally from being deported — while the larger case on the legal merits of the new programs winds through the courts.

And on July 10, they’ll both again hear arguments from Justice Department lawyers and officials from more than two dozen GOP-led states who have sued to stop the immigration actions, when the Fifth Circuit takes up the broader legal case.

June is not over yet. On the last day of June expect the Obama “O-bomb to Iran” talks to explode as well. All the rationales posited by the incompetent, treacherous boob Barack Obama have blown up like a Bikini atoll nuclear test. Still Barack Obama is not done helping Iran get a nuclear bomb. Barack Obama is not yet done nuking America.

This all spells disaster for #Hillary2016. We warned years ago that Hillary2016 needed to become a “time for a change” campaign. Instead Hillary2016 has tied itself to Barack Obama. The consequences of such a catastrophic decision begin to be seen by all but the blind.

ObamaCare is a healthcare disaster as well as an economic disaster. The ObamaCare “victory” of last week means an economic catastrophe for Hillary2016:

The economics of Obamacare are very bad. The law is inflicting broad damage on job creation and new business formation. It ruins job incentives by making it pay more not to work, thereby intensifying a labor shortage that is holding back growth and in turn lowering incomes and spending.

And across-the-board Obamacare tax increases are inflicting heavy punishment on investment — right when the U.S. economy desperately needs more capital as a way of solving a steep productivity decline.

Because of Obamacare, there’s an additional 0.9 percent Medicare tax on salaries and self-employment income, a 3.8 percent tax increase on capital gains and dividends, a cap on health care flexible spending accounts, a higher threshold for itemized medical expense deductions, and a stiff penalty on employer reimbursements for individual employee health policy premiums.

Each of these tax hikes is anti-growth and anti-job.

There is so much talk about “secular stagnation,” inequality and stagnant wages these days. But there’s little talk about the negative economic impact of Obamacare. It’s a much bigger story than SCOTUS jurisprudence.

The worst is yet to come. Yet now Hillary2016 has tied itself, like Captain Ahab, to that Moby Dick.

Only 1 poll out of 189 has ever shown ObamaCare to be anything but a hated law. Now every health insurance disaster will be blamed on ObamaCare and Hillary2016 will be tied to that stink. In an attempt to make excuses for ObamaCare the ObamaCare lovin’ Huff n’ Puff Post tried to explain why ObamaCare is a bomb:

But the debate over President Barack Obama’s controversial health care law is likely to continue no matter how the justices rule. And one reason is that Americans, on the whole, remain deeply ambivalent about it.

While the popularity of “Obamacare” has fluctuated a bit in the five-plus years since it became law, the amazing thing is how little public opinion has changed. [snip]

The best guess is that people are holding the law responsible for all of the problems of the health care system — including those like rising deductibles, narrowing hospital networks, or even long waits at the doctor’s office that most experts believe have little or nothing to do with the law itself.

Opinion on ObamaCare is hardly “ambivalent”. ObamaCare indeed, contra what those ObamaCare pimps try to excuse, is responsible for making the heath insurance markets a bigger mess than ever. Both ObamaCare supporters and ObamaCare critics (who knew ObamaCare would be a disaster) all agree that the American “people are holding the law responsible for all the problems of the health care system”. And guess who is now left holding the bag full of sh*t? Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016.

On last week’s Supreme Court gay marriage decision, Hillary2016 is also in a mess. Consider, both on ObamaCare and gay marriage – the very two reasons Politico considers the Obama presidency “reborn” – Hillary gets a bag stuffed with sh*t and no benefits. Why?

The political reality for Hillary2016 is that on neither gay marriage nor ObamaCare does Hillary2016 profit. In fact on gay marriage and ObamaCare Hillary2016 gets deeper in sh*t. That’s because on neither of these issues does Hillary2016 get increased enthusiasm or greater support. For those supporters of gay marriage as their #1 issue it’s effectively over and they still might vote for Hillary2016 but it is a less urgent matter. Probably zero gay marriage supporters will change against Hillary2016 to pro-Hillary2016 based on this issue. On ObamaCare, few people will say “now that ObamaCare is upheld I will vote for Hillary.” Quite the contrary.

The political reality for Hillary2016 is that last week was GOP turnout-palooza. Those that oppose gay marriage are now ready to vote with a vengeance in 2016 against Hillary2016.

It gets worse on the issue of the Confederate flag for Hillary2016. As has been reported repeatedly people are lying to pollsters because they don’t want to be attacked for politically incorrect views. But then when they get to the polling booth they express themselves with alacrity. Guess what those who want to celebrate Southern traditions and wave the Confederate flag will do in 2016. They will emit politically correct sounds now but in 2016, watch out. Here comes Denmark, and Great Britain, and GOP 2014.

At one point Hillary2016 could have gotten white working class votes. As the Confederate flag goes down, so do Hillary’s chances with the white working class constituencies in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, and many others. In some of these states Hillary2016 had no real chance anyway but that Florida panhandle area right next to Georgia will harbor grudges as they persist waving the Confederate flag.

All the Obama economic contagion? Guess who will pay the price?

It’s been a horrible month for Barack Obama and it’s not over yet. For Hillary2016 the tsunami waves from that sinking presidency threaten to sink it as well.


The Taliban Left, ObamaCare, Citizens United, The Confederate Flag, And The Rebel Yell

We’re against sending more American troops back into the Middle East because we don’t think it is a good investment and because Barack Obama is such a treacherous boob their lives would be lost. But there are times when we are all for sending in as many troops as necessary and for bombing the beards off the ISIS and Taliban Muslim creeps.

The moments when we are for nuking the bastards? Here:

The tomb of the prophet Jonah:

The Taliban destroyed beautiful Buddhist statuary. ISIS destroys Muslim shrines, historical sites, museums, and artifacts from the past. Many of these shrines and cultural sites are world heritage sites. It infuriates us to watch this cultural vandalism perpetuated by the Taliban and associated Muslim terrorist creeps such as ISIS.

We’re not surprised by this vandalism. It has happened before. It is typical for revolutionary movements to destroy monuments of the past and rename streets and cities. Soviet communists renamed Volograd to praise their leader and it became Stalingrad. St. Petersburg, the glorious rival to Paris, was named for its founder Czar Peter the Great, then Petrograd in 1914, then Leningrad to memorialize the Soviet leader, then back to St. Petersburg after the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991.

Drunk with power French radical revolutionaries were not happy to rename just cities and streets. They renamed the calendar. They reorganized the hours of the day too. Nothing was too small for these loons to change:

The revolutionary system was designed in part to remove all religious and royalist influences from the calendar, and was part of a larger attempt at decimalisation in France (which also included decimal time of day, decimalisation of currency, and metrication). [snip]

By law, the beginning of each year was set at midnight, beginning on the day the apparent autumnal equinox falls at the Paris Observatory.

There were twelve months, each divided into three ten-day weeks called décades. The tenth day, décadi, replaced Sunday as the day of rest and festivity. The five or six extra days needed to approximate the solar or tropical year were placed after the months at the end of each year and called complementary days.

A period of four years ending on a leap day was to be called a “Franciade”. [snip]

Each day in the Republican Calendar was divided into ten hours, each hour into 100 decimal minutes, and each decimal minute into 100 decimal seconds. Thus an hour was 144 conventional minutes (more than twice as long as a conventional hour), a minute was 86.4 conventional seconds (44% longer than a conventional minute), and a second was 0.864 conventional seconds (13.6% shorter than a conventional second).

The days of the week became primidi, duodi, tridi, quartidi, quintidi, sextidi, septidi, octidi, nonidi, and décadi.

Months of the year went from the January – December model to a new system as well. Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor, and Fructidor, became the florid new names for the months. British wits mocked with equvalient names for the months – Wheezy, Sneezy and Freezy; Slippy, Drippy and Nippy; Showery, Flowery and Bowery; Hoppy, Croppy and Poppy. The new names written by the revolutionary nuts did not last.

But such is the revolutionary impulse that common sense goes out the window as destruction of the past becomes their goal – and then on to their glorious future which eventually flops back to regret for what they destroyed.

That’s what is happening in America today.

There are calls to purge American history from history.

The National Cathedral in Washington is purging stained glass windows. The windows placed there to bring about reconciliation between those former members of the Confederacy and the victorious Union are now not history. Like Stalinist purges, they will be purged by the Taliban Left here in America.

The cause of this purge? One lone disturbed nut decided not to attack a college because of security there and instead went to a black church and killed nine Christians in prayer.

Immediately the black woman Attorney General vowed to dragnet the country and utilize all resources to catch the killer. The previous black male Attorney General applauded. The black male president too denounced the killings. The Indian-American South Carolina Governor also utilized all the resources of her state to catch the killer. All institutions of government at every level hunted the killer. The killer was rapidly caught.

Then came the madness. The killer had told his black friends of his plans to kill. They did nothing. The killer had told his white friends of his plans to kill. They did nothing. Well, some of the friends took his gun away temporarily but did not report this behavior to authorities. The killer was found to have taken pictures with the flags of South Africa and Rhodesia sewn onto a jacket. That meant an all out attack on the Confederate flag everywhere and on any memorial to anything Confederate. Then the madness got worse.

Christian haters such as Bill Maher cried crocadile tears and denounced “racist” America and “racist” symbols. Apple pulled Civil War games from their app systems because they displayed the Confederate flag. Totalitarian Stalinism and Stalinist purges from reality and from history became normal.

Was Dylann Storm Roof a racist? Probably, even though he had buddies who were black. Was Storm Roof part of an organized conspiracy to kill black people? Only if his black friends were in on the racist conspiracy. Was Storm Roof part of some institution that sought to advance racist ideology? No, unless his integrated drinking buddies belonged to a secret society we have yet to uncover.

Storm Roof did help a well organized group cause havoc. The group? The Taliban Left who race-bait for political profit.

A few years ago the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case. We were surprised when we found ourselves in agreement with the Supreme Court. Why? Because in the course of the hearing at the Court, the Solicitor General (transcript HERE, page 30) arguing for the government made a horrific argument against the organization Citizen United:

“Citizens United turned on the question of whether the federal government could ban a non-profit corporation from producing a movie critical of former Senator Hillary Clinton and attempting to air it just prior to the 2008 Democratic primary.” [snip]

“During the first argument, the Court asked Ms. Kagan’s deputy whether the government had the power to ban books if they were published by a corporation, and if the books urged the reader to support or defeat a candidate for office. He said yes, the government could ban a corporation from publishing a book—even if it only mentioned the candidate once in 500 pages.” [snip]

“Not surprisingly, this contention prompted quite a bit of discussion among the justices. They wanted to be clear that that’s actually what Ms. Kagan’s office was proposing. So, to remove any doubt about their position, Ms. Kagan’s deputy said he wanted to make it, in his words, ‘absolutely clear’ that the government did, in fact, have the power to ban certain speakers from publishing books that criticized candidates. Justice Souter asked if that meant labor unions, too. Ms. Kagan’s deputy said that indeed it did.”

So shocked was the high court that they issued no ruling but instead ordered a rehearing in the next term (transcript HERE). At the rehearing then Solicitor General Elena Kagen herself appeared to try to defend the indefensible. She tried to back-peddle the book banning. But not enough, “But her fall-back position was that the same law gives the government the power to ban pamphlets, regardless of the First Amendment’s protection for free speech. This caused the justices to bristle again. One justice asked where, in Ms. Kagan’s world, does one ‘draw the line’?

Forced to choose between Hillary Clinton and the Constitution we will stand by the Constitution. Forced to choose between campaign finance reform and the First Amendment we will stand by the First Amendment. Forced to choose between politically correct speech and free speech we will stand by free speech.

In Citizens United the Taliban Left wanted government sponsored censorship. Censorship is always sold as “for the good”. But no. Government censorship is morally corrupt.

We supported the Citizens United decision because we are against banning of books – whatever the phony excuse. Now we witness Stalinist purges take place which rival Joe McCarthy. Many of these purges are now coming from the government, political leaders, and powerful corporations bowing to the mob.

Kevin Williamson wrote this week that the madness we witness are the last mad frenzies of the left:

If it seems to you that the Left has, collectively, lost its damned mind as the curtain rises on the last act of the Obama administration, you are not imagining things. Barack Obama has been extraordinarily successful in his desire to — what was that phrase? — fundamentally transform the country, but the metamorphosis is nonetheless a good deal less than his congregation wanted and expected. We may have gone from being up to our knees in welfare-statism to being up to our hips in it, and from having a bushel of banana-republic corruption and incompetence to having a bushel and a peck of it, but the United States of America remains, to the Left’s dismay, plainly recognizable as herself beneath the muck. Ergo, madness and rage.

We have seen an extraordinary outburst of genuine extremism — and genuine authoritarianism — in the past several months, and it will no doubt grow more intense as we approach the constitutional dethroning of the mock messiah to whom our progressive friends literally sang hymns of praise and swore oaths of allegiance. (“I pledge to be a servant to our president” — recall all that sieg heil creepiness.) There is an unmistakable stink of desperation about this, as though the Left intuits what the Right dares not hope: that the coming few months may in fact see progressivism’s cultural high-water mark for this generation.

Before yesterday’s ObamaCare decision (which we discussed in the comments) we could have agreed with Williamson. We’re not so sure now. The ObamaCare decision like the French Revolutionaries redefined words to a different non-meaning.

ObamaCare proved that words don’t matter in the law now. We are not a nation of laws now but a nation under men. The attempted book banning the Supreme Court once bravely prevented is now turned into Confederate flag purges. License plates with the Confederate flag were the first to go (another perverse opinion from the high court) in an opinion so twisted only the ObamaCare decisions top for absurdity. Thought crimes are now real real crimes and anyone who is fascinated by the grey side of the civil war must be purged. Where does it end?

Williamson might well be right, but he might not realize the depths of depravity the Taliban Left is capable of. Williamson has some other observations about the mad frenzy:

For the Left, it feels like time is running out. So it isn’t sufficient that same-sex marriages be legalized; bakers and florists must be locked in prison if they decline to participate in a gay couple’s ceremony. It isn’t sufficient that those wishing to undergo sex-change surgery be permitted to go their own way; the public must pay for it, and if Bruce Jenner is still “Bruce” to you, you must be driven from polite society. It isn’t enough that the Left dominate the media and pop culture; any attempt to compete with it must be criminalized in the name of “getting big money out of politics.” Not the New York Times’s money, or Hollywood’s money, or the CEO of Goldman Sachs’s money — just the wrong sort of people’s money. Every major Democratic presidential candidate and every Democratic senator is on record supporting the repeal of the First Amendment’s free-speech protections — i.e., carving the heart out of the Bill of Rights — to clear the way for putting all public debate under political discipline. [snip]

So is the brouhaha over the Confederate flag in South Carolina in the wake of the horrific massacre at Emanuel AME Church. For about 30 seconds, the political ghouls of the Left were looking to pick another gun-control fight, swooping in, in their habitually indecent fashion, before the bodies had even grown cold. But that turned out to be a dead end, since the killer acquired his gun after passing precisely the sort of background check that the Left generally hawks after a high-profile crime, regardless of whether it is relevant to the crime. We might have spent some time thinking about whether law enforcement was too lax in the matter of the murderer’s earlier encounters with them — the South Carolina killer had a drug arrest on his record but was able to buy a gun because he had been charged only with a misdemeanor. But the Left isn’t in any mood to talk about whether the cops aren’t being hard-assed enough. So, instead, we had a fight over a completely unrelated issue: the Confederate flag flying at the state capitol in Columbia. [snip]

I bear no brief for the peckerwood-trash cultural tendencies that led Fritz Hollings, then governor, and the rest of the loyal Democrats who ran segregation-era South Carolina to hoist the Confederate flag in 1962. My sympathies are more with John Brown than with John Calhoun. Yet Lost Cause romanticism was very much in fashion for a moment, and not only among Confederate revanchists; Joan Baez, no redneck she, made a great deal of money with her recording of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” in 1971. About every third Western of the era had as its hero a conflicted Confederate veteran, his wounded honor and stoicism in defeat compelling him to roam westward in search of a new beginning.

Williamson is right to note the hypocrisy of the party that profits from Jefferson-Jackson dinners as opposed to the Republican Party that organizes around Lincoln dinners. But the more interesting question, is where does the purge stop? Will the Taliban Left, like French revolutionaries want to rename and destroy every memory of the Confederacy? Will Stone Mountain be blown up like Buddhist statures in Afghanistan?

In 2008 we wrote an Memorial Day article – Blue And Grey On Memorial Day. We posted a music video which displays the Confederate Flag. Is that now verboten Mein Fuehrer?

On the first Memorial Day in 1868 both Union and Confederate graves were treated to honors by the Union government whose soldiers died by tens of thousands on some days, in one battle. So we can’t celebrate Memorial Day anymore? We can’t play this?:

We diminish the Union triumph when we don’t acknowledge they faced the fearsome, mighty, worthy, formidable Army of Northern Virginia led by General Lee. Is it possible to discuss the Civil War without mention of the Confederacy? Can we discuss World War II without acknowledging the brilliance of Ernst Rommel?

The brave Southerners who fought and died to liberate Europe who did so to honor their grandpappies who died in the great Civil War on our shores – are we to assign them to oblivion and contempt too?

Just before his assassination, as crowds gathered at the White House to celebrate the Union victory, none other than Abraham Lincoln ordered, in the spirit of reconciliation, the band to strike up Dixie.

In some places Dixie is now banned and school mascots named “Rebel” put to pasture.

But the Taliban Left won’t remove the culprits they like, no matter how racist they were. Woodrow Wilson, a hero of the Taliban left was a racist of the first caliber. Let’s get rid of the monuments to this disaster of a president and rename the Woodrow Wilson centers and schools. Racist Princeton University honors racist Woodrow Wilson. Where’s the purge?

Robert Byrd, Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, has so many monuments and buildings named for him – when will he be purged by the Taliban Left?

Racist wanna be Redskin Elizabeth Warren? The Cambridge Cherokee? She’s a cultural vampire who should be sent to a reservation on Devil’s Island.

The Villiage of Whitesboro with their seal… well you have to read the story and decide yourself how far the foolishness should go.

Didn’t Franklin Delano Roosevelt tolerate a segregated army? Let’s get rid of that white supremacist too.

George Washington that slave owning cracka? Let’s carpet bomb Washinton, D.C. and the state that bears his name as well as all monuments and holidays that memorialize him. Ditto Thomas Jefferson, with CNN on the ban bus already.

Howard Dean wanted the votes of men with trucks and confederate flags. I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. We can’t beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad cross-section of Democrats.

Get rid of racist Confederate flag pole Howard Dean.

Louis Farrakhan, friend and neighbor of Barack, a known race-baiting racist and anti-Semite wants the American flag itself, the stars and stripes, downed.

At the New York Post the target is Gone With The Wind. A black woman for the first time won an Academy Award for that movie but what the Hell, the Taliban Left wants it banned.

Let’s have a ban on Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz which features The Band at their farewell concert sing The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down.

Ban the co-racists on The Last Waltz – Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Bobby Charles, The Staple Singers, and Eric Clapton.

The Taliban Left is on the march. The Taliban Left will win. Unless it is resisted. With a rebel yell:


It’s Official: Hillary Clinton Is A Racist

Amidst the anti-Confederate flag mania, Hillary Clinton has committed a grave sin. Hillary Clinton has unabashedly made a racist statement that cannot be forgiven and will not be forgiven. She must be lynched. Hillary Clinton is truly despicable. Hillary Clinton is a racist. It cannot be denied.

We have the proof of the reprehensible Hillary Clinton racist statement. Take the young ones away from eye range. Protect the easily “triggered” snowflake millennials in your household by shielding them from Big Pink. Protect yourself by ingesting pharmaceutical tranquilizers from what we are about to impart. Here is Hillary Clinton’s unforgivable Confederate flag waving Ku Klux Klan Gadsden Flag racist terrorist Dylann Storm Roof atrocity statement which proves she is an unadulterated white bitch racist:

“All lives matter.”

Well, there it is. Hillary Clinton stands condemned before history. How dare she! “All lives matter” indeed. The horror! AND SHE SAID IT IN A BLACK CHURCH!!!!!!!!!:

Little did we know, though, that Clinton would commit what some consider the most offensive faux pas imaginable just minutes into her address: she proclaimed that “all lives matter.”

As long ago as last December, Cornell University’s police chief ended up apologizing in an email to the campus for using the phrase, which she wasn’t aware was considered “disrespectful pushback against #BlackLivesMatter on many Internet forums.”

Clinton apparently didn’t get the memo either, sharing an anecdote in which her mother told a young Hillary that “all lives matter.”

Hillary Clinton must be burned along with every Confederate flag. Let’s have one big national bonfire inside the Jefferson Memorial and concentration camps near crematoria for those who dare even THINK “All lives matter.”

HATE CRIME laws must be passed to make THOUGHT CRIMES such as “All lives matter” a capital crime punishable by death. In the instant case of Hillary Clinton not only THINKING “All lives matter” but daring to racistly publicly state “All lives matter” there should not even be a trial. There must only be summary execution via executive order signed by Barack Obama. No doubt Republicans Mitch McConnell and John Boner will imediately move to help their pal Barack get all the unitary executive power to begin public executions, preferably by lynching, of anyone who dares utter the words “All lives matter.”

The man who is considered to be the “new Al Sharpton” Deray McKesson warns Hillary:

I hope that the @HillaryClinton speechwriters realize that “all lives matter,” in any form, will cost more than its benefits for black folk.

“All lives matter” is unforgivable. The only thing that is allowed is “#BlackLivesMatter”.

In a very real sense Hillary Clinton is to blame for this madness. It’s never a good thing to “put your eggs in one basket”. And that is in essence the strategy of #Hillary2016. All the pandering to the kook left, and the attempt to “rebuild the Obama coalition is another way of saying that the strategy for 2016 by Hillary2016 is to get the black vote out in droves in numbers comparable to the color-over-content-of-character election turnout by blacks for Barack Obama.

The Hillary2016 pander-to-blacks-and-the-kook-left will fail. That is becoming increasingly clear to every political analyst as what we wrote years ago is rapidly becoming conventional wisdom.

The latest article to regurgitate what we wrote long ago is one calledThe Obama Gap” via the leftist New Republic:

The Obama Gap
Favorable demographics and a charismatic leader aren’t enough to make a majority party. A case study in electoral failure from Florida. [snip]

Obama’s electoral victories in 2008 and 2012 seemed to herald a new era of Democratic dominance built on a winning coalition of young and minority voters, one that would indicate a long-term, structural advantage for Democrats. It seemed to be the scenario John Judis and Ruy Teixeira famously predicted in 2002, at the nadir of Democratic influence during the Bush administration, in their book The Emerging Democratic Majority. Increasing urbanization, education, and racial diversity offered “fertile ground for the Democrats’ progressive centrism and postindustrial values.” A few days after the 2012 election, Teixeira, writing for The Atlantic, pointed to Obama’s success with minority voters over Mitt Romney (80 percent to 18 percent); with educated professionals (55 percent to 42 percent); and among young voters (60 percent to 37 percent). He reminded readers that Obama was “the first Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt to win successive elections with more than 50 percent of the vote, powered by the continuing rise of the coalition described in the book.” As Teixeira recently told me, while Democrats must be mindful of not continuing to hemorrhage white voters, “the advantages, all else equal, continue to increase.”

But set Obama’s impressive electoral victories aside and the Democrats look less like an emerging majority and more like a party in free fall: Since Obama was sworn in six years ago, Democrats have suffered net losses of 11 governorships, 30 statehouse chambers, more than 900 statehouse seats, and have lost control of both houses of the U.S. Congress. After the 2014 midterm rout, Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg penned a memo deeming it “remarkable”—an understatement—that voters had given Republicans so much control so soon after giving Democrats Rooseveltian wins nationally. The implications, Rosenberg warned, were dire: “The scale of Republican success in recent years outside the Presidency has altered the balance between the two parties now, and may even leave the GOP a stronger national party than the Democrats over the next decade.”

There is no dispute that the Obama Dimocrat Party is “a party in free fall”. Obama killed the Democratic Party in 2008 and replaced it with the Obama Dimocrat Party, and that party is the one now in free fall. Why? Consider Obama’s “great achievement” and legacy, ObamaCare. We denounced it as providing forced customers to insurance companies and a great gift to Big Pharma. Remember Billy Tauzin? Now it turns out that Jonathan Gruber the “architect” of ObamaCare knew where the money was flowing:

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber: ‘Pharma is going to be a huge winner from this bill’

“I understand that some will try to delay action until the special interests can kill it,” President Obama said from the Rose Garden in late July 2009, warning that these opponents “would maintain a system that works for the insurance and the drug companies, while becoming increasingly unaffordable for families and for businesses.”

This was hogwash. A couple of months later, as the Wall Street Journal reports now, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber wrote top White House health official: “Pharma is going to be a huge winner from this bill — maybe $15 billion/year in incremental revenue.” Gruber then asked, “Any way to go after them harder for financing?”

Gruber may not have been aware that Democratic officials had already “go[ne] after” pharma for financing — financing of the reelections of the Democratic senators who support Obamacare.

The Gruber email is just another bit of evidence revealing Obamacare as a big pile of corporate welfare.

The Supreme Court will likely gut ObamaCare either this Thursday or (more probable) next Monday. But anyone that wants to condone ObamaCare in 2016 will be in support of this “big pile of corporate welfare” that loots the American people. It’s possible that Hillary Clinton will pander to those that love Barack Obama and declare her support for ObamaCare but it will be as big a mistake as the current Hillary2016 strategy of “put the eggs in a black basket”.

At the time that Obama strategists convinced Hillary2016 to try to recreate the “Obama Coalition” it might have made sense. Back then the Obama strategist assured everyone that the economy was about to recover with a boom. But now the boom is bust. Economic indicators show at best a plodding along in this no-lives-matter economy.

The Hillary2016 brain-trust better reassess, and quickly, the foundational assumptions they have made. John Judis is only the latest to issue dire warnings even as once he spoke of the emerging Democratic majority.

Michael Barone weighed in on the John Judis flip of an emerging Democratic majority to now an emerging Republican advantage:

But as Judis writes now, that coalition has come apart. That’s partly because of diminished support from millennials and Hispanics, but mostly because of additional white working-class defections and erosion among suburbanites unhappy with higher government spending and taxes.

In fact, he now says that the majority he predicted endured for only two elections. [snip]

They had a chance to extend those by coming up with policies generally deemed successful and which held their disparate coalition together.

They failed on both counts. Big government policies — the stimulus package, Obamacare — proved generally unpopular. And other Democratic policies began splitting the party’s coalition. Gentry liberals’ environmental policies antagonized blue collar unions and Jacksonians from West Virginia to Oklahoma, once one of the party’s mainstays.

Hispanics in target-state Colorado were turned off by gentry liberal priorities — abortion absolutism, gun control, opposition to fracking. Asians in California were repelled by attempts to re-institute racial quotas and preferences in higher education that directly harm them. Millennials were socked with high health insurance premiums even as they searched for jobs from their parents’ basements. Israel supporters have been dismayed by Obama’s Middle East policies.

That’s enough for Hillary2016 strategists to re-strategize. But there’s more, from John Judis:

The less surprising trend is that Democrats have continued to hemorrhage support among white working-class voters—a group that generally works in blue-collar and lower-income service jobs and that is roughly identifiable in exit polls as those whites who have not graduated from a four-year college. These voters, and particularly those well above the poverty line, began to shift toward the GOP decades ago, but in recent years that shift has become progressively more pronounced.

The more surprising trend is that Republicans are gaining dramatically among a group that had tilted toward Democrats in 2006 and 2008: Call them middle-class Americans. These are voters who generally work in what economist Stephen Rose has called “the office economy.” In exit polling, they can roughly be identified as those who have college—but not postgraduate—degrees and those whose household incomes are between $50,000 and $100,000. (Obviously, the overlap here is imperfect, but there is a broad congruence between these polling categories.)

The defection of these voters—who, unlike the white working class, are a growing part of the electorate—is genuinely bad news for Democrats, and very good news indeed for Republicans. The question, of course, is whether it is going to continue. It’s tough to say for sure, but I think there is a case to be made that it will.

We’ll have Sean Trende provide last rites to the notion of Hillary and the Obama Coalition:

Today, however, a large portion of the Democratic Party’s intellectual class seems more interested in the weaker, predictive part of Judis and Teixeira’s book rather than the prescriptive portion of it. That is, they see demographics both as destiny and as an opportunity for abandoning Clinton-style centrism. But if the book is correct, this is exactly backwards: Clinton-style centrism is the way to harness these demographics. Abandon it, and you risk abandoning the majority.

Note Judis’ case study of Maryland. His point here is basically this: There is a limit to white suburbanites’ willingness to embrace new taxes, even in a deeply blue place like the Old Line State. Yet as others have noted, the ability to raise taxes for new social programs without touching those voters is limited. Embracing a full-throated progressive program places real strains on these voters’ loyalty to the Democratic Party.

In 2016, Democrats have as their likely nominee possibly the single strongest candidate for putting the old Democratic coalition back together again. I think with an adequately strong economy and a campaign founded in progressive centrism, Hillary Clinton could very well put together a broader coalition than Obama’s, and a victory that eclipses his. Whether her party allows her to run such a campaign is probably the most important question of 2015; this book explains why.

“Clinton style centrism is the way to harness these demographics.” Instead Hillary2016 panders to the dead Obama coalition. As we recently wrote, “The more Hillary panders to the black peas and the kook peas the harder it will be to get the chick peas and the independent peas on the electoral fork.”

If “all lives matter” is now a thought crime not to be expressed and brands Hillary a racist, and the only permissible expression is “blacklivesmatter” then Hillary2016 is headed to defeat.

We’ve written this before, well before Judis, Trende, etc. Indeed, there was a “Mistake In ’08″ Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, and Part VIII, and the “Barack Obama Situation Comedy” Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV).

In recent elections pollsters have been taken completely by surprise. In Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States, the pollsters say that respondents are lying. Voters will only express what is politically correct then in the secrecy of the voting booth, they vote as they truly think. The voters understand they cannot say “all lives matter” but only “blacklivesmatter”. It’s a lesson that Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 better learn.

Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 better learn the lesson not because the language must be adjusted but because the current strategy has to be junked and an inclusive, centrist, Hillary must be allowed to emerge well before the convention in 2016. All lives matter. If Hillary cannot say something as mundane as “all lives matter” without being branded a racist, she might as well go home.


Donald Trump Points ObamaTrade Gun At Ted Cruz’ Head – For Rubio-Like Behavior

Update III: Resistance is futile: Trump now second behind Jeb Bush in New Hampshire. Wait until August 6 when Trump goes after Common Core Jeb? and amnesty shill Marco. It’s not the first poll in 2015 with The Donald in a strong position and it won’t be the last (picture the polls post August 6).

The hate against Donald Trump is strong and will get worse from the Republican activist base and Big Media. The bet from that odd lot is that Trump will run away from the fight or never really run because he is a “clown,” a “nut,” and only worthy of the insults by these over-educated dopes. That childish hatred will only help Donald Trump.

As we wrote when he announced, Trump’s great strength is he speaks English, not the language of mush. Trump will not pull other candidates to the “left” or the “right” as most “protest” candidates do. Trump will force Republicans to speak in clear, understandable English. That alone will be a revolutionary achievement.

A smart Trump hater asks: What might we learn from listening to Trump? Um, learn what Trump understands. Because It’s not clear most of the rest of the field does. A little touch of Trump in the rhetoric, the attitude, the bearing of the other Republican candidates could go a long way….


Update II: ObamaTrade just became a big 2016 campaign issue. Bernie Sanders will beat up Hillary2016 for insufficient anti-ObamaTrade talk. Marco Rubio now adds ObamaTrade besides illegal immigration amnesty to the Donald Trump/Cruz/Paul armory of weapons against Rubio2016.

In the general election Hillary2016 will beat up on the Republican nominee with the very verbiage Sanders will beat her with during the primaries. Any wonder that the GOP is known by many as the “Stupid” Party? The GOP just handed Obama a victory and Hillary2016 an issue.

BTW, Trump surges in New Hampshire. Trump is in second place.


Update: Obama twisting Senate Dem arms for TPA test vote today as Cruz switches to No. Our article was perfectly timed to awaken the smart Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio is isolated on ObamaTrade and will face-off against Trump and Paul on August 6 – as Ted Cruz is now a “NObamaTrade” vote:

Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Obamatrade Enmeshed in Corrupt, Backroom Dealings [snip]

The American people do not trust President Obama. And they do not trust Republican leadership in Congress. And the reason is simple: for far too long, politicians in Washington have not told the truth. [snip]

As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers.

But TPA in this Congress has become enmeshed in corrupt Washington backroom deal-making, along with serious concerns that it would open up the potential for sweeping changes in our laws that trade agreements typically do not include.

Since the Senate first voted on TPA, there have been two material changes.

First, WikiLeaks subsequently revealed new troubling information regarding the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, one of the trade deals being negotiated by Obama.

Despite the administration’s public assurances that it was not negotiating on immigration, several chapters of the TiSA draft posted online explicitly contained potential changes in federal immigration law. TPA would cover TiSA, and therefore these changes would presumably be subject to fast-track. [snip]

Why does Republican Leadership always give in to the Democrats? Why does Leadership always disregard the promises made to the conservative grassroots?

Enough is enough. I cannot vote for TPA unless McConnell and Boehner both commit publicly to allow the Ex-Im Bank to expire—and stay expired. And, Congress must also pass the Cruz-Sessions amendments to TPA to ensure that no trade agreement can try to back-door changes to our immigration laws. Otherwise, I will have no choice but to vote no.

There’s too much corporate welfare, too much cronyism and corrupt dealmaking, by the Washington cartel. For too long, career politicians in both parties have supported government of the lobbyist, by the lobbyist, and for the lobbyist – at the expense of the taxpayers. It’s a time for truth. And a time to honor our commitments to the voters.

Well said Senator Cruz, well said. We can see the change in tone already now that Donald Trump is in the race (as Donald Trump hater William Kristol advises in A Little Touch Of Trump).

One more thing for Senator Cruz and all presidential candidates to consider: don’t put snippy people on the phones to represent you. Yesterday, one of our commenters called the Cruz senate office in opposition to ObamaTrade and was met with a snarl. Nasty people on phones do not help the candidate. The person on the phone is the first contact most have with a candidate/elected official. If public opinion is not appreciated by a staffer get them off the phones.


AP photog has some fun pretending a gun’s pointed at Ted Cruz’s head. While many shout about this clear cut Big Media death wish against Ted Cruz and shouting “bias” they are missing the real powerful gun pointed at Ted Cruz’s head. The gun is held by Donald Trump.

Let’s sum it up in one concise SAT type critical reading statement for the very smart Ted Cruz: “ObamaTrade is to Ted Cruz as illegal immigration amnesty is to Marco Rubio.”

On August 6, at the very first Republican presidential candidates’ debate, watched by millions upon millions of Republican primary voters Donald Trump will attack any senator that votes for ObamaTrade. Any Republican senator that votes for more power for Barack Obama will hand Donald Trump the bullets for his Magnum.

Have we made it simple enough?

Any Republican senator running for president that votes for ObamaTrade thereby succoring Barack Obama will be on the Donald Trump target list.

Ted Cruz should visualize Donald Trump blasting Ted Cruz for being Obama’s chump at the August 6 Republican presidential debate.

Before Ted Cruz and other Republican senators vote to empower Barack Obama with a vote for ObamaTrade they should consider the ramifications both for the nation and also for their political careers:

Fast-Track, or Trade Promotion Authority, will receive a final cloture vote in the Senate on Tuesday morning. This is the bill that passed the House. If cloture is invoked, the bill will pass the Senate and go to the President’s desk.

More than four weeks have passed since the Senate first voted on whether to grant the Executive six years of fast-track authority. In that time, an enormous amount has been discovered about how the President plans to use this authority – information that was either not known or understood when the vote was held. This includes the Administration’s pledge to use the agreement to impose “environmental governance.”

It has become increasingly clear that the President’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is far more than a trade deal. It forms an enduring, self-governing political entity with vast regulatory power. Yet fast-track – which has led without fail to the adoption of every covered agreement since its inception – would rush it through with less legislative scrutiny than a Post Office reform bill.

Second chances do not come often. We now have new information and a new vote. [snip]

And the TPP is only the first agreement that would be fast-tracked. Not fully understood at the time of the prior Senate vote is that there are already three international pacts that would be put on a fast-track to adoption. In addition to the TPP are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Together they encompass three-fourths of the world economy, and up to ninety percent of the world economy when including countries whose membership is being courted. The same individuals encouraging us to leap into these binding global commitments could not even come close to predicting the outcome of our standalone agreement with South Korea which, contrary to promises, nearly doubled the trading deficit between our country and theirs.

The texts of TTIP and TiSA remain completely secret –unreviewable by lawmakers themselves – yet fast-track would authorize the Executive to sign them before Congress votes. Then the President would send Congress legislation to change U.S. law to comport with these new agreements, legislation which cannot be amended, which Senators cannot filibuster, cannot receive a two-thirds treaty vote, and cannot be debated for more than 20 hours. Again: no fast-tracked deal has ever been blocked.

We have recently discovered that the President’s trade representative, Michael Froman, has pledged no agreement will proceed without “environmental governance” provisions: [snip]

The Ways and Means Committee has also now conceded that, as an unprecedented “Living Agreement,” the union could change its structure, rules, regulations and enforcement mechanisms after final ratification – a dangerous and unjustifiable power. This international union would be able to make determinations impacting U.S. workers in not only trade but environmental, labor, immigration and commercial policy. [snip]

The transnational entities stitching these compacts together have always desired a governance structure outside the reach of the ordinary voter; as conservatives we should never rush into the unknown on the promise that utopia lies across the abyss.

Senator Jeff Sessions wrote the above. Expect Donald Trump, in articulate English, to use every letter, every word, every paragraph, of the Sessions article to blast supposed conservative Ted Cruz on August 6 along with any Republican senator that embraces Barack Obama and ObamaTrade.

If the Republican “leadership” in Congress believed that moving up the ObamaTrade vote to this week in order to minimize or soften the Donald Trump “searing truths” attack against ObamaTrade on August 6 they will be sorely disappointed.

Marco Rubio is still unforgiven by many for his illegal immigration support which many activists in the Republican Party termed “amnesty”. It has hurt Rubio but time has healed some of the hurt. Ted Cruz will be tempted to make the gamble that if Rubio was forgiven so will he. But Rubio’s “treason” on “amnesty” vote was in 2013. A Ted Cruz betrayal on ObamaTrade which empowers Barack Obama will be in 2015 and a few weeks from Judgement Day when he faces Donald Trump. Marco Rubio will also be vulnerable on ObamaTrade but his supporters are less likely to be persuadable Trump voters (and Trump’s attacks on Rubio will be “amnesty” based) so Trump will target Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz should not Marco Rubioize himself with a vote for ObamaTrade.


#Hillary2016 Agonistes – Barack Obama’s June Travails As China, Greenberg And Trump Rise

Is this a time for a sane anyone to stand with Obama and Obama policies?

When #Hillary2016 began, the data fed from Obama parasites in the campaign to the campaign was that America (once again) was about to enter a golden age of golden calf Obama. At the time the Big Media stenographers published the White House narrative (again) without shame. They all declared the economy was about to soar based on tortured tales of 2014’s last quarter. Based upon that numbers delusion #Hillary2016 decided to go full left Kook in order to mobilize the non-transferable “Obama Coalition” on behalf of #Hillary2016.

There are so many reasons why the “Obama Coalition” situation comedy demographic is non-transferable to Hillary we won’t even begin to regurgitate the reasons today. What we will declare today is that at some point, at some time, Hillary Clinton will realize her folly in her kook left lurch and in allowing Obama operatives to hold central roles (such as pollster) in #Hillary2016.

At some point #Hillary2016 will wake up to the leftward lurch folly and admit that we are correct in our analysis of what Hillary must do and the tortured road ahead for #Hillary2016.

We stand by our analysis. We’ll admit that for a while we began to think that #3Hillary2016 would undertake a too late lurch to the center after the national convention in 2016. But looking at this June, we don’t think #Hillary2016 can afford to wait that long to make a course correction.

We’re not alone in understanding that Hillary Clinton and #Hillary2016 must move dramatically to the center and that means an all out attack against Barack Obama. Rancid Hillary Hater and kook about town Matt Bai, like a drunk on a rocky road, stumbles on the truth:

Hillary’s third-term conundrum [snip]

I’ve made this point about our recent political history before, but it’s worth repeating: In 1951, the states ratified the 22nd Amendment, which limits a president to serving two consecutive terms. In the 60-plus years since then, spanning 16 elections and six in which a party was seeking to hold the White House for more than eight years, only once has either party managed to score a third consecutive presidential term. That was in 1988, when Michael Dukakis outlasted a weak Democratic field and narrowly missed making history as our first android president.

The reason for this, most likely, is that candidates in Clinton’s position inevitably find themselves caught between powerful and conflicting currents that are all but impossible to navigate without a good bit of luck.

For one thing, after your party has governed for eight years, your ideological base is almost always dispirited and resentful of compromise. That’s the nature of governing, as Barack Obama now knows; the higher the expectations among purists coming in, the more betrayed those purists ultimately feel when the other party isn’t stamped out of public life forever and their own president makes concessions to political reality, instead.

At the same time, the broader electorate tends to tire of a president and his endless bickering with Congress after eight years (note Obama’s 45 percent approval rating), and voters hold out hope that a change of agendas will somehow bring with it a change in the political climate, too. The last thing the majority of voters want is a new president who’s more strident and less pragmatic than the last one.

Somehow then, as a party’s third-term candidate, you have to be both more ideologically pure and more flexible than the incumbent president, and you have to disown that president without appearing to be a rank hypocrite. [snip]

My guess is that the comity between Clinton and Obama won’t last through the year and that, by the time the primary campaign is over, their relationship will more closely resemble what it was during their standoff in 2008 than the way it seemed to evolve afterward.

Hillary Clinton and #Hillary2016 will have to become a “time for a change” candidate and campaign or die.

“Time for a change” and a run to the center better come soon. Obama and his occupation of the White House are under siege and in collapse. Let’s take a look at Obama in this twilight June.

Remember when Obama promised his hordes of Hopium eaters he would transform the world with HOPE and CHANGE Washington, D.C.? No longer today it’s Hitler meet Bunker. Obama on Hope and Change: You have failed me for the last time, or something. Just before he drank the poison Hitler blamed the German People for failing him. Barack Obama 2015 blames the “Yes We Can” crowd because he couldn’t:

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — President Obama wrapped up a day he began with an angry and frustrated reaction to the mass killings in Charleston, S.C., by acknowledging that he has been unable to change the culture of polarization and gridlock in Washington. [snip]

“When I ran in 2008, I in fact did not say I would fix it. I said we could fix it,” Obama told an audience of about 250 at a fundraising event here at the stately hillside home of film mogul Tyler Perry. “I didn’t say, ‘Yes, I can.’ I said, ‘Yes, we can.'”

Obama is throwing his own supporters under the bus. And he is doing so in Beverly Hills? Why not Detroit? Baltimore?

Obama can’t blame his HOPE and CHANGE hordes hyped on Hopium. The Hopium Guzzlers did everything but steal for Obama. We stand corrected:

D.C. Officials Stole $110K From Children’s Program to Fund Obama Inaugural Ball

Neil S. Rodgers, a former D.C. government official, was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the misappropriation of $110,000 earmarked for D.C.’s Children at Risk and Drug Prevention Fund to cover a deficit for the 51st State Inaugural Ball for President Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

We won’t dwell on the boob that is Barack Obama or the foolishness of #Hillary2016 lurch to the Hopium kooks. #Hillary2016 has bigger worries as the protect Obama strategy hits the reality brick wall. Consider the bricks in the wall. Some of these bricks most people don’t know about. But these June bricks fall directly on Obama’s thick skull and therefore on Hillary’s:

Remember Barack Obama’s economic failures in 2009? Obama’s economic policies just got hit by a judicial truck and Big Media ignores it:

If former long-time AIG CEO Hank Greenberg prevails in his case against the federal government over the legality of the financial-crisis bailout of insurer American International Group (AIG), he and his fellow shareholders might not be alone in recouping some of the winnings. [snip]

He contends that the government’s 2008 AIG bailout represents an illegal “taking” of shareholder property because under the terms of the deal, the government financing diluted or reduced in value of existing investors in the stock, and ignored less onerous private sector alternatives. Greenberg was ousted in 2005 over unrelated regulatory issues, and was once company’s largest shareholder.

In other words, if Greenberg can prove the government illegally diluted his stake in AIG, why can’t shareholders of Fannie and Freddie make the same case? [snip]

Greenberg has argued diluting shareholders was an arbitrary and illegal act by the government that wasn’t imposed on other recipients of the government 2008 bailout package, and ignored possible private-sector alternatives.

Testimony during the trial seemed to buttress this argument. Wheeler, meanwhile, has made several rulings in Greenberg’s favor and the case has withstood numerous attempts by the government to have it dismissed.

Well, Judge Wheeler has made a ruling. Judge Wheeler agreed with Hank Greenberg. No damages were given to Greenberg but Greenberg has appealed in order to be recompensed. That battle will continue to roil the markets and pummel Obama’s economic policies.

Obama’s economic policies are in freefall. The economic news world wide is dire. Greece is still a heavy anchor trying to resist austerity policies by making responsible countries like Germany pay for Greek profligacy. Then there are Obama’s delusions about China as Bloomberg reports:

The China Bubble Is Going to Burst

It’s no longer a question of whether China’s stock-market rally is a bubble, but when the bubble will burst.

That’s the refrain from a growing number of analysts as valuations climb to levels that by some measures already exceed the peak of China’s last equity mania in 2007.

A market crash may come within six months, Bocom International Holdings Co. said Tuesday, citing an analysis of global bubbles over 800 years that shows the speed of gains in China mirroring past market peaks. [snip]

“We are probably going to be in a very volatile trading period before a crash eventually happens,” Hao Hong, the chief China strategist at Bocom International in Hong Kong, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “It is plain that China is in a bubble.

China is in a bubble, Wall Street is in a bubble. Bubbles burst. Why would any presidential candidate align themselves with a bubble blowing administration whose economic record is failure?

In America Donald Trump’s choice for Treasury Secretary, Karl Icahn warns of the precarious Humpty Dumpty fall coming to Wall Street.

Speaking of Donald Trump, Joe Scarborough joins the list of those warning that Trump’s truth-telling soundbites hit home with many Americans and that Trump will be dangerous to the GOP field precisely because he speaks what many Americans think.

The usually wacky Ron Paul agrees that toxic bubbles are formed:

Despite record highs in the market, former Rep. Ron Paul says the Fed’s easy money policies have left stocks and bonds are on the verge of a massive collapse.

“I am utterly amazed at how the Federal Reserve can play havoc with the market,” Paul said on CNBC’s “Futures Now” referring to Thursday’s surge in stocks. The S&P 500 closed less than 1 percent off its all-time high. “I look at it as being very unstable.”

In Paul’s eyes, “the fallacy of economic planning” has created such a “horrendous bubble” in the bond market that it’s only a matter of time before the bottom falls out. And when it does, it will lead to “stock market chaos.”

Yeah, we know, it’s Ron Paul. But in this case Ron Paul is more in the center and less on the fringe.

Barack Obama’s failures multiply daily. No, he didn’t CHANGE Washington, Washington clobbered him:

House Democrats rebuke Obama, again

Four months ago, President Obama sent Congress a proposed “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” for the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — consistent with earlier demands by the House that the president seek just such an authorization. [snip]

Democrats were less permissive toward Obama, with 120 voting for withdrawal and 66 against. Those votes to force a pullout represent the second House Democratic rebuke of Obama in as many weeks, following Friday’s surprise rejection of trade legislation.

Humiliation and rejection of Obama is not yet over:

Obama May Face First Veto Override: Medical Device Tax

President Barack Obama has his work cut out for him if he’s going to avoid House Republicans nixing part of the Affordable Care Act with a veto override.

The 2.3 percent tax on medical devices enacted as part of that law passed Thursday in the House 280-140, giving Republicans hope they’ll have the votes for an override, which requires a two-thirds majority. That came with a dozen Republicans absent for the vote. Every Republican present and 46 Democrats voted to nuke the tax.

A nonbinding vote to repeal the medical device tax passed the Senate with a veto-proof majority backed by 34 members of the Democratic caucus as part of the 2013 budget resolution vote-a-rama in the Senate, but never got anywhere with then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., putting the clamps down on the chamber.

But that vote was on a revenue-neutral proposal, while the House-passed bill would simply add about $24 billion to the debt over a decade.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has made repealing the medical device tax a part of his agenda, so some version seems likely t0 get to Obama’s desk whenever McConnell can find floor time to squeeze it in.

The greatest failure of late authored by Barack Obama, King of Boobs and Kooks should give #Hillary2016 the most pause:

It may well be the worst cyber-breach the U.S. has ever experienced.

And yet, neither the government nor the public seems to be taking it all that seriously. It’s been getting considerably less play than the Snowden affair did, or the administration’s other massively public IT failure: the meltdown of the Obamacare exchanges. [snip]

The administration certainly doesn’t seem that concerned. Yesterday, the White House told Reuters that President Obama “continues to have confidence in Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta.” [snip]

I’m tempted to suggest that the confidence our president expresses in people who preside over these cyber-disasters, and the remarkable string of said cyber-disasters that have occurred under his presidency, might actually be connected. So tempted that I actually am suggesting it. President Obama’s administration has been marked by titanic serial IT disasters, and no one seems to feel any particular urgency about preventing the next one.

China committed this crime because China knows Obama is an incompetent boob who tries to hide his failures. Under the guise of Obama’s incompetence and wishes to keep his incompetence hidden, China does as it will, safe and secure that Barack Obama only cares about himself, not the nation whose White House he occupies.

China has stolen all the information China needs to blackmail top American government officials.

How horrific is the Obama enabled China hack? This horrific:

Encryption “would not have helped” at OPM, says DHS official
Attackers had valid user credentials and run of network, bypassing security.

During testimony today in a grueling two-hour hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta claimed that she had recognized huge problems with the agency’s computer security when she assumed her post 18 months ago. But when pressed on why systems had not been protected with encryption prior to the recent discovery of an intrusion that gave attackers access to sensitive data on millions of government employees and government contractors, she said, “It is not feasible to implement on networks that are too old.” She added that the agency is now working to encrypt data within its networks.

But even if the systems had been encrypted, it likely wouldn’t have mattered. Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Dr. Andy Ozment testified that encryption would “not have helped in this case” because the attackers had gained valid user credentials to the systems that they attacked—likely through social engineering. And because of the lack of multifactor authentication on these systems, the attackers would have been able to use those credentials at will to access systems from within and potentially even from outside the network.

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told Archuleta and OPM Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour, “You failed utterly and totally.” He referred to OPM’s own inspector general reports and hammered Seymour in particular for the 11 major systems out of 47 that had not been properly certified as secure—which were not contractor systems but systems operated by OPM’s own IT department. “They were in your office, which is a horrible example to be setting,” Chaffetz told Seymour. In total, 65 percent of OPM’s data was stored on those uncertified systems.

Chaffetz pointed out in his opening statement that for the past eight years, according to OPM’s own Inspector General reports, “OPM’s data security posture was akin to leaving all your doors and windows unlocked and hoping nobody would walk in and take the information.

Before the end of June the Supreme Court will rule on illegal ObamaCare subsidies and that ruling will lead to the destruction of ObamaCare. ObamaTrade is still on the ropes with the GOP leadership doing all it can to rescue Obama. By the end of June the Obama gift of permission for Iran to violate international treaties against nuclear proliferation will either fail and be a new low for Obama or will succeed which will be a new low for America and the world.

Barack Obama has “failed utterly and totally”. Why would anyone attach themselves to that?


Donald Trump Announces – Displays His One Great Strength

Update: Quotes of the day on Donald Trump are surprising. As we’ve noted, the usually serene Dana Perino went berserk and continues her hysterics (first on The Five then on The Kelly File). We posted Rush Limbaugh laughing yet warning “This is gonna resonate.” Then there’s Sista Sarah Palin:

Mr. Trump should know he’s doing something right when the malcontents go ballistic in the press! There is no denying Donald J. Trump’s accomplishments and drive to create opportunity for every willing American to succeed. His own success is testament to the job-creating achievements made possible when one applies the courageous and tenacious pro-private sector precepts we need to fire up the economy. Trump joins a competitive field of GOP candidates that will duke it out in the arena of ideas and track records, a field representing diverse achievements.


Donald Trump has one great strength which was on ostentatious display today as he announced his 2016 presidential run in a TelePrompter-less 52 minute speech. Trump’s detractors call him a carnival barker full of hot air. It cannot be denied Trump is a vainglorious self-promoter whose favorite topic is himself and his successes as well as near constant name dropping.

We won’t quibble or deny any and all attacks against Donald Trump. Insult him all you want. We’ll declare Donald Trump a free fire zone. But Donald Trump has one great strength, one powerful asset, one Donald Trump Tower-sized magnificent ability: Donald Trump speaks English.

Donald Trump speaks English, not the mush-mouth mumbling of the political class which poses as a dialect of English. Donald Trump in his announcement speech used a word that few, make that zero, politicians use. Donald Trump used the word “stupid” to lambaste the stupid political class that rules our country like Soviet era Romania, and about as successfully.

It was not just that Donald Trump spoke English to deliver clear declarative declarations. Donald Trump was unashamed. Mitt Romney ran for president ashamed of his wealth and accomplishments. Donald Trump, like a sleazy storefront evangelist, boomed out his pride at being really really rich and promised to make America and Americans rich.

Donald Trump understands that Americans don’t want to be eating crumbs off the table of plutocrats and the political class. Trump infused the old stale bromide “the best social program is a job” with vitality and vigor. Trump told Americans not to be satisfied with government handouts but to glory in all the triumphalism of having a job that pays real money not just subsistence.

Here was Donald Trump, plutocrat and disjointed speech maker, the very very rich guy, denouncing the Republican Party leadership for ObamaTrade. It was not the first time Trump denounced Republican leadership and ObamaTrade.

China? Trump made it clear he loves China. Trump crowed that the biggest bank in the world, a Chinese bank, rents space at his garish Trump Tower.

Mexico and illegal immigrants? Trump almost declared war on Mexico and while acknowledging some illegal immigrants are good people, focused on the criminals and scoundrels that cross the border. The bombastic Trump even declared that as president he would build a wall between the United States and Mexico and that he would get Mexico to pay for building the wall.

As Trump swerved from topic to topic like a drunk in a bar, spitting out enough one liners to explode Twitter, he still managed to captivate. That suit he wore. It was perfectly matched red, white, blue, as the flags behind him. It was obvious marketing and very well done.

Jeb Bush? Donald Trump tore at Jeb? and all of Jeb”s greatest hits. Common Core? Trump burned the texts for Common Core. It will be, as Donald Trump himself blares, must see viewing, when the GOP candidates debate on August 6.

Like a winning horse at Belmont, Donald Trump understood that his opponent is not Hillary Clinton, but the horses on the track. First comes the Republican primary so Trump fired his blasts at the targets he must destroy to get the nomination.

Barack Obama? Trump understands that Barack Obama occupies the White House and therefore Donald Trump blasted at ObamaCare, ObamaTrade, and the other disasters of Barack Hussein Obama.

Will Donald Trump be the Republican nominee? We doubt it. But stranger things have happened.

We do know that Donald Trump’s voice will be destructive to the GOP but at the same time a voice that must be heard. Those that believe Donald Trump is a clown not worthy of attention or a bull in a china shop should realize that many Americans want a bull to cause some damage to our fragile teacup politicians and political system. Donald Trump should not be sold short:

In a new Bloomberg-St. Anselm poll of New Hampshire, Donald Trump is running in fifth place in the 2016 Republican presidential field. [snip]

In a WMUR Granite State New Hampshire poll taken a short time earlier, Trump again placed ahead of Huckabee, Carson, Perry, Santorum, Fiorina, Jindal, Kasich, and Graham.

In Iowa, Craig Robinson, a former state GOP official and founder of the Iowa Republican blog, recently published a piece headlined “It’s hard to ignore Trump when he’s doing all the right things.” “Trump has spent more time in Iowa this year than Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie combined,” Robinson noted, “and he has more trips to Iowa already scheduled.”

To some Iowa Republicans, Trump’s hiring of the respected veteran GOP operative Chuck Laudner — last seen guiding Rick Santorum to a hard-won caucus victory in 2012 — is a sign Trump is serious about the possibility of running for president. Laudner has, in turn, hired three staff members — at this stage in Iowa, that’s a fairly substantial campaign. Trump is running a smart operation, Robinson notes, and seeing encouraging early signs:

He addressed a crowd of over 500 at Simpson College in Indianola, and last week, he had a crowd of over 800 at Wartburg College in Waverly. In addition to college stops, Trump has been headlining fundraising events for Republican candidates and organizations. Trump has done events for the Polk County Republican Party, state Sen. Jack Whitver, Secretary of State Paul Pate, and the Scott County GOP. In each instance, Trump has helped each draw impressive crowds.

In a recent conversation, Laudner gave the practical, insider’s view of what Robinson observed. “We signed up more people in Waverly last week than the rest of the candidates combined will see when they come to Bremer County,” Laudner told me. [snip]

The bottom line is, by the various measurements journalists use to evaluate campaigns — crowds, staff, money, candidate time on the ground — if the Trump campaign were being conducted by anyone else, journalists would take it quite seriously.

But virtually no one does. [snip]

On the other hand, amid all the showmanship, Trump went on to cover a number of issues — Iran, China, trade, national security, federal spending, global warming — in serious, albeit highly informal, ways that could connect with a substantial number of Republicans. By the end, Trump had delivered a lot of showbiz and a bit of substance in a mix that had the crowd on its feet.

What to make of it all? Here’s the important thing to remember about Trump, or any other political candidate, for that matter: Maybe you think he’s a clown. But some voters, perhaps a significant number of voters, take him seriously. They’re not dumb. So the question is, what concern of those voters, what need, is being addressed by Donald Trump?

Byron York additionally makes this smart observation, “he’s really running against the politics, and the politicians, of both parties. He’s presenting himself as the man who gets things done, party be damned — and the man who is so rich he won’t be beholden to any party boss or fat cat donor.”

It’s always dangerous when the political system and political leaders are so failed that citizens look for a straight talking man on horseback to rescue them or at the very least say what needs to be said. But that is where we are at.

Donald Trump’s voice is needed. Today, Donald Trump delivered.


#Hillary2016 Roosevelt Island, #JebBush 2016 Miami – Kickoff Speeches And Rallies

Update: Open thread: America to stride boldly into future behind man named “Bush”. No, not “Bush”. It’s “Jeb!” But really, it’s “Jeb?” It’s “Jeb?” for the anti-Common Core Americans. It’s “Jeb?” for the anti illegal immigration amnesty voters.

Jeb? also released two campaign commercials on this his official announcement day.

George W. Bush “compassionate conservative” theory is back. Jeb?


If you had terrific eyes you would have seen good ol’ Big Pink on the telly at Hillary’s Saturday kickoff rally. The rally and speech? It was a spectacular setting. The first fifteen paragraphs (with the exception of one sentence) were wonderful. The best and most stunning line (transcript of speech HERE) from Hillary “I will be the youngest woman President in the history of the United States!”

That line was buried near the end of the speech. That “youngest woman president” line should have been at the very beginning, not forty or fifty paragraphs in.

It is a devastating line which addresses the attacks against Hillary as too old. It makes Hillary fresh as a daisy. It’s the future and rallies women to make Hillary the 44th person to take the oath of office. The fact that Hillary acquired that line from a young black man at one of her listening forays should also have been highlighted to show the virtues of listening. But instead the line was pirates gold entombed on a deserted isle, difficult to find except for those with a marauder’s map to buried treasure.

Worse, the terrific line was used as a jumping off point to attack Republicans instead of to inspire voters, women in particular, to vote for her not against someone else. The too cute conceit in the reference to the 50 year old Beatles song “Yesterday” served only to solidify the attack that Hillary is too old. From there the speech got worse as Hillary emitted policy noise that made little sense and only pleased Big Media, Republican candidates for president, and the Kook left who hate her.

What should have happened? The first fifteen paragraphs could have stayed in with the exception of a sentence which referenced Barack Obama – but they should have been placed at the end of the speech. The entire speech should have started and been about the “youngest woman president” in American history followed by all the personal history of her mother, father, grandparents, and all those that helped make Hillary who she is today. The speech was upside down. The end of the speech should have been at the beginning and the beginning should have been at the end. The specific policy crap should have been dumped in the garbage can along with Obama/Biden2008 bumper stickers.

After that recitation Hillary should have referenced how that history and all the opportunities she had in life, all the adversity she had in life, led to her success. Then Hillary should have said that this is what she wants for all Americans. That is why she is running. Hillary should have staked the claim that she is the champion of all Americans in terms of values not in terms of policy. Hillary should have cut the policy crap and panders from her too long 40 minute speech to make it tighter and values driven.

What did the speech accomplish?

Regular readers will recall our meltdown when Mitt Romney chose a Saturday morning to make his big speech alongside Paul Ryan In that speech Romney declared the 2012 election was to be about Romney/Ryan policy proposals not a referendum on Obama. We declared that very day, in furious, almost deranged words, that Mitt Romney had destroyed himself. But we were right. That sunny day spelled doom for Romney/Ryan. 2012, like 2016 will be a referendum on Barack Obama’s occupation of the White House.

What the Hillary Clinton speech on Roosevelt Island accomplished was to provide fodder for Jeb Bush in his kickoff speech on Monday when he makes it official that he is running for president. Ditto Donald Trump. Ditto Scott Walker. Ditto Bobby Jindal. Ditto all the Republican candidates who are in a very tough nomination fight – yet they have not yet announced! So if Republicans in their hotly contested primary battle have not all yet announced, their field still not determined, their first battles still unseen – why in blazes is Hillary making policy speeches?

To us the only legitimate question Hillary2016 should have debated was whether to launch a few days before or a few days after the first Republican debate on August 6. At that point Hillary2016 could have maximum impact and maximum devastation against Republicans – in one spectacular deed, not clever words. The only issue should have been whether to stomp on the first Republican presidential debate before or after with Hillary’s majestic entrance into the joust.

Can someone please explain to us why Hillary even gave this speech on a Saturday morning in June? What is the freaking rush? We know the staff and consultants want the paychecks to start flowing early. But now Hillary is going to give even more policy speeches? Why?

What we saw on Saturday was Mitt Romney style foolishness. First of all, young New Yorkers on Friday nights party to let off steam. Older New Yorkers use Saturday to chill and get some things done and relax from the stress of the week. So if you are going to hold a rally on a Saturday on Roosevelt Island do it in the afternoon. Do it after New Yorkers are awake and thinking about how to spend the day. Brunch or the Hillary rally? “Hey is it still difficult to get to Roosevelt Island? Is the only way to get there the gondola from the Swiss Alps? Whaddayathink? Hillary rally or brunch? Wanna try the Hillary rally?”

So what did the Hillary speech on Saturday accomplish? Surely with all the pandering to the kook left Hillary is now in good stead with the kooks right? Well, on MSNBC the charge was that the Hillary Crowd Too White, Too Small and None Too Enthusiastic,

Hillary is never going to satisfy the kook left. If Hillary wore a Mao pantsuit and waved a DailyKooks flag of the U.S.S.R. the DailyKooks would say she is too centrist and fake. In one sense the kooks are correct – Hillary is not the kook she pretends to be. All Hillary’s phony panders to the kook left accomplish is to make her look phony, feel phony, talk phony, and be phony.

Recently the Hillary haters on Morning Joe discussed what Hillary had or had not said about the minimum wage. In short, Hillary on a simple topic is incomprehensible. Hillary is in Dostoevsky’s words “emitting sounds” not conveying thoughts:

Some Hillary supporters don’t want to hear what we say. “Hillary is great, everything is great, all is right with the world.” That is the whistle played by graveyard Ruth Marcus at the Washington Post:

Clinton’s Illusory Lurch to the Left

WASHINGTON — Warning to readers: Reports of Hillary Clinton’s supposed lurch to the left have been greatly exaggerated, and there’s more to come.

Certainly, her campaign has supplied bullet points for a tale of leftward tilt:

Clinton came out for an immigration program even more expansive than Barack Obama’s. She called for overhauling the criminal justice system, arguing to “end the era of mass incarceration” that her husband helped create.

She endorsed universal, automatic voter registration and 20 days of early voting in every state. Last weekend, she phoned in to a union meeting to back a higher minimum wage.

All of which presents an easy narrative for political reporters: egged on by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, heels nipped by rivals Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Clinton wants to get right with a skeptical base whose turnout is essential.

Except, nothing Clinton is saying is outside the 2015 Democratic Party mainstream — and, more to the point, nothing she’s saying is likely to hurt her in a general election.

Sure, the Clinton campaign wants to placate the base. But if Clinton’s recent positions are pandering, this is pandering with a purpose, and without an obvious cost.

She’s saying everything she can to make the left happy — without backing herself into a left-wing corner.

That is wishful thinking. If Ruth Marcus really believes that in the age of Youtube the panders to the kook left by Hillary won’t hurt Hillary2016 then Ruth Marcus really believes in “Yesterday” not Youtube. The days when what you say in the primary won’t affect the general election are gone. Anyone remember Romney 2012?

During the general election all the Hillary panders to the kook left of today will be Youtube fodder for the crucial mass of independent voters.

So why is Hillary Clinton emitting sounds so foolish, flat, and phony? Here is the best rational explanation for Hillary “Kook” Clinton and the embrace of the Obama coalition:

The End of the Clinton Coalition

Every time Hillary Clinton makes a left-wing policy pronouncement, it is, in effect, another eulogy marking the death of the coalition and style of politics that twice made her husband president.

Bill Clinton got elected by peeling off working-class whites and suburbanites from the Republican party, while holding traditional Democratic voters. [snip]

This is all very interesting, but we might as well be talking about Grover Cleveland’s path to the presidency in 1884. The Clinton coalition is rusty and up on blocks in some overgrown backyard like the El Camino pickup he once boasted about. And Hillary knows it.

Who is pushing Hillary to the left? Hillary is. It’s not the memory of what Barack Obama did to her in the 2008 primaries. It’s not fear of Elizabeth Warren. It’s not worry over the primary threats from Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley. It’s sheer electoral necessity.

As Sean Trende of the website Real Clear Politics puts it, President Obama has narrowed but deepened the Clinton coalition.

He blew the doors off it among base Democratic voters. As Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner points out, Democrats had won the 18- to 24-year-old vote by 11.5 points on average and the 25- to 29-year-olds by about seven points on average from 1992 to 2004. Obama won those groups by more than 30 points in 2008 and 20 points in 2012.

He outdid himself among minorities, liberals, and upper-class suburbanites. Obama, Klein notes, amped up not just his margin among African-American voters, but their turnout.

Elsewhere in the former Clinton coalition, though, his support collapsed, with older and blue-collar whites continuing to flee the Democrats. The change was especially pronounced in Appalachia. [snip]

Even if Hillary wanted to try to recapture those kinds of voters, it’s not clear that she could, and the effort would risk alienating the Obama supporters she needs if she’s going to win a national election.

So the question for Hillary is whether a 67-year-old candidate who’s not a racial minority or particularly exciting can reenergize the electoral coalition defined by a youthful African American who rose to prominence on rhetorical flights of fancy about hope and change.

She’s certainly not going to do it by recapitulating the politics of Bill. He hewed to the political center. He played defense on cultural issues. [snip]

Everything indicates she’s going to do and be the opposite. Hillary will make herself a paladin of the Left, and hope to energize and frighten the constituent parts of the Democratic base enough to walk the treacherously narrow electoral path of President Obama.

This is the price of victory Obama-style. Despite his rhetoric of unity, Obama depends on a politics that writes off much of the country and depends on turning out voters already inclined to support him. It is less a politics of persuasion than of mobilization.

For Hillary, this means the centrism and practicality of her husband have to be jettisoned, so what remains from the Clintonism of yore is mostly the shady dealings and shameless insincerity. But she really has no choice. It’s go left, or go home.

The article is written by conservative Republican Rich Lowry but aside from the snide putdowns of Bill Clinton the ideas are the thinking behind Hillary2016 “strategists” and graveyard whistlers such as Ruth Marcus. That the “strategy” such as it is only teases electoral success not governing success is one today’s modern day parties are willing to forgo. It’s a “victory without peace” circa World War I strategy for perpetual war.

The most this strategy promises is an electoral victory not governing success and we believe the electoral promise is overblown. Consider this article from the same Washington Post Ruth Marcus writes for which tracks the limits of the base turnout Obama strategy Hillary2016 has adopted:

Let down by Obama, some black voters ask: Is it even worth backing Clinton?

Jacksonville, Fla. — During those two electric Novembers, the chance to elect a black president, and then keep him in office, seized Regenia Motley’s neighborhood.

Nightclubs were registering voters. Churches held fish fries after loading buses that ferried parishioners to the polls. A truck hoisted a big sign that said “Obama.” And residents waited in long lines at precincts across the community.

But as Motley and some friends sought shade recently under a mulberry tree and looked across the landscape of empty lots and abandoned houses that has persisted here, they wondered whether they would ever bother voting again.

“What was the point?” asked Motley, 23, a grocery store clerk. “We made history, but I don’t see change.”

Unfulfilled HOPE and CHANGE for the worse, are Obama’s legacy. And Hillary bets her future on that?

The whole article on black disappointment with their election of the first boob president with heightened melanin is worth a read. These are the people that must vote at super high numbers if the Hillary2016 strategy (devised by Obama strategists like pollster Joel Benenson who now infect the Hillary2016 campaign) is to have a chance to work. Here are some more excerpts from the article:

On Jacksonville’s north side and in other struggling urban neighborhoods across the country, where Barack Obama mobilized large numbers of new African American voters who were inspired partly by the emotional draw of his biography, high hopes have turned to frustration: Even a black president was unable to heal places still gripped by violence, drugs and joblessness.

The dynamic, made prominent in recent months after unrest in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., sets up a stark challenge for Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner.

While supporting Obama became a cause for many here rather than a typical campaign, Clinton faces a higher bar in making a case that she, too, can be a transformative figure. [snip]

Yet as her allies prepare to register voters and expand the black electorate, her candidacy presents residents here with a question: If Obama’s presidency didn’t do more to help African Americans, then how could hers? [snip]

“But here in Jacksonville, the issues won’t be enough.” [snip]

Still, polls show a gap between the positive feelings black voters have for Clinton and those they hold for Obama. [snip]

At least with Obama, he gave pride to our young men and was a good role model,” said Daniel “Happy Jack” Cobb Jr., 73, the owner of Happy Jack’s Grocery and Market on Jacksonville’s north side. “Hillary needs to prove to us that she’s genuine and really true. And I’m not even sure that would help. We’ve been snakebitten too many times before.” [snip]

And there was so much swag. Residents kept buttons and door hangers as keepsakes — even squares of toilet paper with Obama’s face on them. [snip]

“It became more about a personal duty to elect Obama than a civic duty to vote,” said Mone Holder, the northern Florida regional director for Florida New Majority, a liberal voting rights group. “There’s been a lot of talk in the state about how to transform that enthusiasm into a black and brown agenda. No one has fully figured it out yet.” [snip]

But now, as the Obama era draws to a close, that excitement has dimmed.

On the north side, gang violence and drug use have surged. In April, 33 Jacksonville residents were shot, including seven who were killed. [snip]

For the friends who gathered recently to hang out in the shade of the mulberry tree, it will be hard to justify the effort of turning out and voting next year when so little has changed — and some things feel worse.

“We got the president his job,” Motley said. “But did he help us get any good jobs? I still need a raise.”

“It’s not his fault,” interrupted Louis Wilson, 65, a retired airport maintenance worker. [snip]

“We all struggling,” said another. One man became so uncomfortable, he removed his T-shirt, wrapped it around his head and walked away. The shirt read “Obama ’08.” [snip]

“It’s not just because Obama was black, but it was because you knew he had a sense of empathy with your struggle,” said Sherrod Brown, a 26-year-old gospel singer. “The people of Jacksonville are fair. We’d vote for Hillary, but she has to prove she’s down.”

Simia Richardson, 31, a teacher, said she was unsure whom to support. “I’m all about [Clinton] being a woman, but it will be a problem for a lot of people,” she said. “And there are some other people who might be interesting. Ben Carson, he’s running.”

Hillary Clinton is in full pander for voters who voted overwhelmingly on the basis of skin color and for those in the far kook left. This does not seem like a successful electoral strategy. The more Hillary panders to the black peas and the kook peas the harder it will be to get the chick peas and the independent peas on the electoral fork.

We’re not suggesting Hillary has to only worry about independent voters. What we suggest is that a combination independent voter/Democratic party voter strategy is wiser than putting all her eggs in a broken Obama basket. When Hillary panders to black voters and/or kook voters she eliminates the possibility of support from middle of the road independent voters.

There is no need for Hillary to pander with foolish policy pronouncements. The yellow dog Democratic Party voters will vote for her. The losses from the left can be made up in profitable votes from the middle. This is not only an electoral coalition but a governing coalition as well.

On Monday, Jeb Bush will announce he is running for president. Jeb Bush has a lot of credible candidates running against him. Yet Jeb Bush waited until now to officially announce because he wanted to get his financial house in order.

Jeb Bush has had many problems thus far one of them being his disagreement with his own party faithful on issues such as immigration and common core. It’s almost the same problem Hillary has except that Hillary has no organizational juggernaut against her which has to be countered with pandering while Jeb Bush has many organizational juggernauts against him.

Jeb Bush exacerbates his problems and assists his juggernaut oppositions with policies on issues such as immigration, common core, and trade policy, which are barely indistinguishable from Barack Obama. Oddly Jeb Bush will be helped by Hillary’s speech this past Saturday because he will use Hillary to try to mollify his opponents.

Jeb Bush’s biggest problem however is his failure to separate himself from the failure that was George W. Bush. Hillary’s biggest problem is her failure to separate herself from the failure that is Barack Obama.


Barack Obama’s Greatest Lie

Update: Breaking: TAA crushed, 126-302. So much for those that declared this was a lost cause and “Kabuki theater”. This was always a serious fight and a fight worth fighting. Fight, Fight, Fight. On a side note, after the TAA vote there was a vote on the TPA. The TPA won (barely, 210-211) but not really. In order for fast track authority to pass all elements had to pass. The massive loss on TAA means Obama loses a legacy nut. Obama will try some more tricks but when even Obama Dimocrats say “the Emperor has no clothes”… well it’s that Humpty-Dumpty thing.


ObamaTrade is the latest example. Before that there was Exelon. There was The Obama Health Plan Obama Supporters Do Not Want To Discuss. Then came the great gift to big insurance companies and to the detriment of everyday Americans – We know the GOP’s greatest lie. ObamaCare. Barack Obama’s greatest lie is that he is on the side of everyday Americans, the hardworking Joes and Jills that pay the bills.

Obama Dimocrats in the Congress, this late, realize that Obama’s greatest lie is just that and know Obama cannot be trusted to protect hardworking Joe and Jill – so after so many years they are fighting Barack Obama tooth and nail on ObamaTrade. We warned them years ago.

Before ObamaCare there was another Obama health care treachery. We wrote about it and we will remind those that have forgotten that Barack Obama was the voice and vote of the insurance industry. In public Barack Obama mouthed words in support of hardworking Joe and Jill but behind the scenes Obama was the shield and sword of Big Pharma and Big Insurance.

Chicago Clown

Most of the Obama Dimocrats and Obama supporters who frantically flung themselves on swords for their beloved Obama never heard of Exelon. In what can be considered a more comprehensive version of “Barack Obama’s Greatest Lie” we partially reprised earlier articles (with excerpts from such as the New York Times) about Obama and Exelon in 2013:

“When residents in Illinois voiced outrage two years ago upon learning that the Exelon Corporation had not disclosed radioactive leaks at one of its nuclear plants, the state’s freshman senator, Barack Obama, took up their cause.

Mr. Obama scolded Exelon and federal regulators for inaction and introduced a bill to require all plant owners to notify state and local authorities immediately of even small leaks.” [snip]

“A close look at the path his legislation took tells a very different story. While he initially fought to advance his bill, even holding up a presidential nomination to try to force a hearing on it, Mr. Obama eventually rewrote it to reflect changes sought by Senate Republicans, Exelon and nuclear regulators. The new bill removed language mandating prompt reporting and simply offered guidance to regulators, whom it charged with addressing the issue of unreported leaks.

Those revisions propelled the bill through a crucial committee. But, contrary to Mr. Obama’s comments in Iowa, it ultimately died amid parliamentary wrangling in the full Senate.

“Senator Obama’s staff was sending us copies of the bill to review, and we could see it weakening with each successive draft,” said Joe Cosgrove, a park district director in Will County, Ill., where low-level radioactive runoff had turned up in groundwater. [snip]

Since 2003, executives and employees of Exelon, which is based in Illinois, have contributed at least $227,000 to Mr. Obama’s campaigns for the United States Senate and for president. [snip]

In addition, Mr. Obama’s chief political strategist, David Axelrod, has worked as a consultant to Exelon.

In public Barack Obama made sounds in support of those afflicted by Exelon. Behind the scenes Barack Obama mugged and stabbed in the back the victims of the rich and powerful Exelon.

We won’t go into the Obama FISA lies, his deal with Billy Tauzin of Big Pharma to prevent Medicare from negotiating cheaper prices for drugs, the freezing tenants in the tenements owned by Obama pal Antoin “Tony” Rezko, nor his many other lies. As we wrote at the time “Drag a dollar bill through a sewer and you hook yourself an Obama.”

Richard Nixon, the resigned and disgraced former president, is a paragon of virtue compared to Barack Obama.

Resignation or Impeachment

Now comes ObamaTrade. Once again Big Pharma will be a big winner as drug costs will soar even as working Joe and Jill get bitten by snake in the grass Obama. ObamaTrade is an ‘International system designed to maximize monopolies’…:

U.S. Shifts Stance on Drug Pricing in Pacific Trade Pact Talks, Document Reveals

WASHINGTON — Facing resistance from its Pacific trading partners, the Obama administration is no longer demanding protection for pharmaceutical prices under the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to a newly leaked “transparency” annex of the proposed trade accord.

But American negotiators are still pressing participating governments to open the process that sets reimbursement rates for drugs and medical devices. Public health professionals, generic drugmakers and activists opposed to the trade deal, which is still being negotiated, contend that it will empower big pharmaceutical firms to command higher reimbursement rates in the United States and abroad, at the expense of consumers.

They also say it could expose international markets to the direct consumer appeals that Americans have experienced.

“It was very clear to everyone except the U.S. that the initial proposal wasn’t about transparency; it was about getting market access for the pharmaceutical industry by giving them greater access to and influence over decision-making processes around pricing and reimbursement,” said Deborah Gleeson, a lecturer at the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University in Australia, who has seen the leaked document. And even though it has been toned down, she said, “I think it’s a shame that the annex is still being considered at all for the T.P.P.” [snip]

The agreement “will increase the cost of medicines worldwide, starting with the 12 countries that are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” said Judit Rius Sanjuan, a lawyer at Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization that provides medical care in more than 60 countries. [snip]

The newly leaked annex, dated Dec. 17, 2014, explicitly lists Medicare and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as falling under its strictures.

That may embolden critics.

“The leak is just the latest glaring example of why fast-tracking the T.P.P. would undermine the health of Americans and the other countries and cost our government more, all to the benefit of pharma’s profits,” said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and one of the most prominent voices in the coalition working to scuttle trade promotion authority. [snip]

While the leaked annex may fall short of what pharmaceutical companies wanted, it also offers them new opportunities to challenge the decisions of trading partners on which drugs they will offer their citizens through government health care programs and the rates at which they will reimburse drug sellers. [snip]

In the United States, pharmaceutical companies and Medicare have fought for years over which drugs are listed for reimbursement, especially when Medicare lists generic drugs over name brands. While advocates of the trade deal, including President Obama, say opening markets to competition should lower prices for consumers, generic drug makers say the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership could raise costs instead.

Heather Bresch, the chief executive of Mylan, one of the largest generic-drug makers, said the brand-name pharmaceutical industry was “establishing, through U.S. trade policy, an international system designed to maximize its monopolies.” [snip]

By explicitly listing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the annex makes it clear the United States is not immune to Trans-Pacific Partnership rules.

This is a replay of Barack Obama’s deal with Big Pharma’s Billy Tauzin to pass ObamaCare. After he stops his occupation of the White House expect Barack Obama to make millions from sinecures and largess from Big Pharma and Big Insurance.

The American people, the working Joes and Jills are against this latest ObamaScam:

Survey: Obama’s Trade Proposal a Tough Sell for Most Americans

Despite a heavy push by President Barack Obama for a sweeping multinational trade deal, a majority of Americans echo the concerns of labor unions and a number of Democratic members of Congress that the trade accord will negatively impact U.S. workers and companies.

Two-thirds of Americans say protecting American industries and jobs by limiting imports is more important than allowing free trade so they can buy products at lower prices from any country, according to the most recent NBC News online survey conducted by SurveyMonkey from June 3-5.

And that sentiment is held across party lines, with majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independents agreeing that limiting imported inexpensive goods from other countries to protect jobs from other countries is more important than being able to buy cheap goods.

Most Americans have not read in detail what this battle over ObamaTrade is about. Most Americans do not fully grasp the impact on healthcare and drug prices Barack Obama plans to inflict on working Jill and Joe. But Americans do not trust Barack Obama.

As we previously wrote whether TPP or TPA or ObamaTrade is good or bad is near irrelevant. “We could wait another 18 months until this administration is out.” The bottom line is Obama cannot be trusted on any issue by friend nor foe.


The GOP’s Greatest Lie

Opposition to Obama? That is the GOP’s greatest lie.

In 2008 John McCain fluffed Obama’s pillows so that Big Media would not call the former POW a racist. In 2012 Mitt Romney played dog-on-the-roof for Obama. Romney praised Obama as a nice guy while Barack Obama smeared him with mud from the Chicago stockyards. Instead of someone who would attack Obama with verve, Romney chose pretty blue eyes Paul Ryan. Now Paul Ryan is at it again.

Paul Ryan is doing everything he can to help Barack Obama. Fortunately Representative Ted Yoho makes the central point in opposition to Obama/Ryan in this Hill newspaper report on the GOP’s greatest lie as Republican leaders in Congress do what they can to help Barack Obama:

We could wait another 18 months until this administration is out,” Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), a TPA opponent, said Thursday. “You look at how they negotiated the release of the Taliban Five; you look at how they negotiated what they’ve done with Cuba; look at how they’ve negotiated what we’ve done with the Iran nuclear deal — I personally don’t want them negotiating anything else.”

That’s exactly the point, isn’t it? Obama cannot be trusted on any issue by friend nor foe. We don’t want Obama negotiating anything with anyone. But Paul Ryan and the Republican establishment disagree with us.

Whether you’re for or against TPP (or is it TPA?) the bottom lie is: Obama cannot be trusted. So let’s have some Sharia Law here and politically cut off Obama’s slimy hands. But that is not what is happening because, well, GOP leadership:

House GOP leaders are expressing a bold new confidence heading into the final stretch of the divisive fight over granting President Obama broad trade powers.

The vote, expected as soon as this week, is likely to be a nail-biter — scores of lawmakers in both parties remain publicly undecided, making the count on both sides difficult to pin down.

But both the White House and GOP leaders say their whipping efforts are paying dividends, with new supporters signing on by the day.

The White House won a victory last week when Reps. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) announced their support. And both Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that, while they don’t have the votes yet, they expect to very soon.

“If we don’t get it done in June, I don’t know why you’d think we can get it done in July,” said Boehner, who’s been coordinating efforts with the White House and recently spoke with Obama. “We need to get this finished. We’re gonna get it done.”

Obama Dimocrats don’t trust Obama (only 18 support ObamaTrade) but the GOP does. The lies from the GOP burst out like wind from the prairie:

They face strong headwinds from conservatives wary of granting additional authority to a president they don’t trust to use it wisely.

“We could wait another 18 months until this administration is out,” Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), a TPA opponent, said Thursday. “You look at how they negotiated the release of the Taliban Five; you look at how they negotiated what they’ve done with Cuba; look at how they’ve negotiated what we’ve done with the Iran nuclear deal — I personally don’t want them negotiating anything else.”

Ryan countered that TPA actually “constrains the president,” requiring administration officials to follow guidelines set by Congress and frequently brief lawmakers about any progress in negotiations. Members also can sit in on the talks.

There’s our favorite quote again followed by crap from the mouth of Paul Ryan. Ryan knows that once the authority is given no “guidelines” from Congress or “sit in on the talks” members will derail whatever treachery Obama comes up with.

We could imagine the Republican leadership negotiating with Barack Obama over ObamaTrade. For instance if the GOP would say to Obama “We’ll repeal ObamaCare with your signature then pass our version of ObamaTrade.” We could see if there was some kind of “get” for Republicans from Obama. But nothing. Republicans are getting nothing from Obama as they luxuriate him with a great powerful gift. They get nothing. Obama gets to work his treachery.

It’s dumb and dumber. Obama negotiates bad deals for the United States of America chock full of treachery and the Republicans negotiate with Obama to give him more authority to harm the nation.

We don’t know what the Hell is flaming out of ObamaTrade, but whatever it is we don’t trust it. Obama Dimocrats agree with us even as those malicious vipers uncover new ObamaTrade horrors:

There’s also a growing concern among liberal Democrats over a $700 million offset provision for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, a piece of the Trans-Pacific Partnership providing health insurance, retraining and other help to U.S. workers negatively affected by the deal. The cost would be offset by cuts to Medicare.

Talk about Secrets Revealed. ObamaCare passed with cuts to Medicare. ObamaTrade is set to pass with more cuts to Medicare. It’s treachery upon treachery. ObamaCare ObamaTrade Obama Obamination.

The GOP (and sensible Americans as well as Obama Dimocrats) should not trust Obama. The GOP should not give Barack Obama a used toothpick let alone anything of value. But instead of following sane advice, instead of getting something from Obama, the GOP continues to lie and gift Obama fluffy pillows. It’s a Devil’s Pact indeed:

A Devil’s Pact: Instead of Doing Obama’s Bidding, GOP Lawmakers Should Be Opposing ObamaTrade — #StopFastTrack [snip]

Here are some of the things that ObamaTrade does, according to one source:

Only two of its 26 chapters actually cover trade issues such as tariffs and quotas.
Obamatrade would submit the U.S. to the jurisdiction of international tribunals established under the auspices of the United Nations or World Bank.
Obamatrade would surrender control of 544 million acres of public land – a quarter of the entire U.S. land area – to international authorities.
It would establish a system of foreign tribunals higher in authority than even the U.S. Supreme Court that could overrule federal court rulings
Obamatrade would shift decisions over the payment of U.S. tax dollars away from Congress and outside of the Constitutionally-established Article III federal court system (or even U.S. state system) to the authority of international tribunals.
Obama’s agreement would obligate the federal government to force U.S. states to conform state laws to 1000 pages of rules, regulations and constraints unrelated to trade – from land use to whether foreign firms operating in a state can be required to meet the same laws as domestic firms.
Obamatrade would empower foreign companies to use foreign tribunals to enforce special privileges only available to them. Obamatrade would exempt foreign companies from EPA and other onerous regulations that American firms would still be forced to comply with.
Under Obamatrade, foreign companies could actually go to an international tribunal and sue American taxpayers for cash awards to compensate them for costs associated with government regulations – something American-owned companies would not be able to do.
Obamatrade rewrites the global rules of the Internet to impose restrictive rules that Congress rejected when it rejected SOPA, PIPA and ACTA.
The TPP includes some 26 separate chapters that affect our sovereignty, jobs, businesses, farms, food, consumer safety, immigration, the Internet and more.

Moreover, according to Forbes, under the draft provisions of the TPP to be leaked by Wikileaks, “countries could be barred from trying to control where their citizens’ personal data is held or whether it’s accessible from outside the country.” [snip]

Notwithstanding the fact that Republicans trusting Barack Obama with anything more than reading parking meters is a fool’s folly, it is the Republicans who have seemed to have formed a Devil’s Pact with the President on the secret trade deal.

It doesn’t matter whether you think a Pacific region trade pact is a good or bad idea. It doesn’t matter whether you thought or think the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was/is a good deal. It doesn’t matter whether you support tariff barriers, free trade, fair trade, trade winds, Trader Joes, or trading cards. The only thing that matters is that:

“Obama cannot be trusted on any issue by friend nor foe. Obama simply cannot be trusted.”

[Next article: Barack Obama’s Greatest Lie]


Secrets Revealed

Update: Bad news: GOP presidential candidate, spouse are traffic scofflaws, or something. In 2008 the New York Times did not care that Barack Obama got 17 parking tickets. But Marco Rubio and wife get 17 parking tickets and the New York Times goes to print. Disgusting. We wrote about this “secret” at the end of our article but it is now getting some traction on Twitter and assorted kook sites so we thought someone should remind the world of the New York Times lack of coverage on Obama’s 17 violations.


The reveal of silly “secrets” get more attention than the real secrets. Why is that? Probably because the silly “secrets” were real secrets and therefore a surprise while the important “secrets” have been known for a long time even though no one dared speak the truth in words.

Forthwith some “secrets” revealed:

Our regular readers won’t think this first one a secret at all. We’ve been writing about this for so long only Bruce Jenner could possibly be surprised by this secret:

Obama secretly backing Muslim Brotherhood

President Obama and his administration continue to support the global Islamist militant group known the Muslim Brotherhood. A White House strategy document regards the group as a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

The policy of backing the Muslim Brotherhood is outlined in a secret directive called Presidential Study Directive-11, or PSD-11. The directive was produced in 2011 and outlines administration support for political reform in the Middle East and North Africa, according to officials familiar with the classified study. [snip]

The directive outlines why the administration has chosen the Muslim Brotherhood, which last year was labeled a terrorist organization by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates as a key vehicle of U.S. backing for so-called political reform in the Middle East. [snip]

The UAE government also has labeled two U.S. affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society, as terrorist support groups.

We don’t believe for a moment that the reason Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood is because he is so stupid he thinks the Muslim Brotherhood is good for “political reform in the Middle East”. We’ve written about why we think Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood.

The good news is that Egypt plans to execute Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi. But that is not the only good news. Here is another secret we wrote about before it was a revealed secret:

Israelis and Saudis Reveal Secret Talks to Thwart Iran

Since the beginning of 2014, representatives from Israel and Saudi Arabia have had five secret meetings to discuss a common foe, Iran. On Thursday, the two countries came out of the closet by revealing this covert diplomacy at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

Among those who follow the Middle East closely, it’s been an open secret that Israel and Saudi Arabia have a common interest in thwarting Iran. But until Thursday, actual diplomacy between the two was never officially acknowledged. Saudi Arabia still doesn’t recognize Israel’s right to exist. Israel has yet to accept a Saudi-initiated peace offer to create a Palestinian state.

It was not a typical Washington think-tank event. No questions were taken from the audience. After an introduction, there was a speech in Arabic from Anwar Majed Eshki, a retired Saudi general and ex-adviser to Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the former Saudi ambassador to the U.S. Then Dore Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations who is slotted to be the next director general of Israel’s foreign ministry, gave a speech in English.

While these men represent countries that have been historic enemies, their message was identical: Iran is trying to take over the Middle East and it must be stopped.

Why is Saudi Arabia, which has opposed the very existence of Israel since the founding in 1948 of the modern Jewish state, openly talking to Israel? Because, as the article’s author Eli Lake writes, Saudi Arabia knows it can trust Israel, not Obama, to oppose Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Of less consequence to the world but still a surprise that few have noticed is something going on in Baltimore:

Everyone who works in the Baltimore mayor’s office is quitting

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is having a problem with retaining her staff.

Ever since she helped bring the hammer down on six Baltimore police officers over the accidental death of Freddie Gray, four members on her Office on Criminal Justice have resigned. As in, her four highest-ranking cabinet members have each resigned, one by one, over a three-week period. That does not paint a pretty picture on what regard the Baltimore mayor is held in with her staff members.

Time for a name change? Baltiless? Balt-no-more?

The prosecutor in the case is trying with all her might to keep secret the autopsy report and other relevant information in the Freddie Gray case but secrets have a way of coming out when you least expect them. Maybe it’s time prosecutor Mosby join the Mayor’s top staff at the exit line.

We’re not going to hold our breaths waiting for the autopsy report from Balt-no-more. We’re waiting for the ObamaCare autopsy report in the form of the soon to be Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell. Talk about an unrevealed secret. There’s been so much news about the ObamaCare death spiral and the much higher premium rates lately that it is almost as if the Supreme Court won’t have to do anything to finish off ObamaCare. As we have written before, for the very reasons we cited, ObamaCare is so bad it has now killed the possibility of single payer:

Just a few years ago, lawmakers in this left-leaning state viewed President Obama’s Affordable Care Act as little more than a pit stop on the road to a far more ambitious goal: single-payer, universal health care for all residents.

Then things unraveled. The online insurance marketplace that Vermont built to enroll people in private coverage under the law had extensive technical failures. The problems soured public and legislative enthusiasm for sweeping health care changes just as Gov. Peter Shumlin needed to build support for his complex single-payer plan. Finally, Mr. Shumlin, a Democrat, shelved the plan in December, citing the high cost to taxpayers. He called the decision “the greatest disappointment of my political life.” [snip]

But even though its residents’ subsidies appear safe for now, Vermont stands as a cautionary tale. Despite an eventual cost of up to $200 million in federal funds, its online marketplace, or exchange, is still not fully functional, while disgust with the system is running deep among residents and lawmakers alike.

Meanwhile, the hopes for a single-payer system, once tantalizingly close, may be lost for years. Under such a system, the government operates one health insurance plan for all residents, covering their medical costs instead of having private insurers do it.

Is anyone surprised?

Also on the health care front, a story we reported on during the 2014 elections was the sale of over-the-counter contraception. Many believed it was just a GOP ploy to get votes. But lo and behold there is now legislation designed to make contraceptives cheaper for women and easier to obtain. The dirty secret? Planned Parenthood profits and NARAL profits are threatened. So, war on women:

Why Liberals Oppose Over-the-Counter Birth Control

The supposedly pro-woman Left has erupted into fury this past week, denouncing new legislation proposed by Senator Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) that seeks to encourage over-the-counter status for birth control. Salon’s Katie McDonough called the senator perpetually “full of s**t.” Planned Parenthood’s president claimed that the bill “is a sham and an insult to women.” NARAL Pro-Choice America’s president called the idea “nothing but political pandering to trick women and families into thinking we are covered while dismantling one of the most critical gains in the Affordable Care Act.” And Slate’s Amanda Marcotte called it “just a feint.”

The Left’s reflexive criticism of Gardner’s plan derives from a deep public-sector and special-interest-backed paternalism that wants to control women’s health choices just as much as any other supposed patriarchy.

Removing the pharmacy-counter barrier between women and their birth control would give them vastly more, not less, power over their own health-care choices, also reducing health-care costs and improving access.

Right now, the federal government requires a prescription for birth control, even though other over-the-counter drugs (acetaminophen, for example) bear higher health risks, the directions are straightforward, and there’s no risk of overdose. [snip]

Planned Parenthood alone makes around $1.2 billion each year from contraceptive services.

Are men compelled to take prostate exams, testicular cancer tests, penis health tests, every time they buy condoms? No, but women have to get approval from a doctor to buy contraception. As we noted in 2014, Planned Parenthood has become Planned Profits. Another dirty secret revealed. We wonder what rapist Bernie Sanders has to say about this?

Did we say “dirty”? The EPA comes clean:

The Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited report on fracking dismayed liberal green groups Thursday while pleasing the oil and gas industry — the latest episode in both sides’ fraught relationship with President Barack Obama.

The study, more than four years in the making, said the EPA has found no signs of “widespread, systemic” drinking water pollution from hydraulic fracturing. That conclusion dramatically runs afoul of one of the great green crusades of the past half-decade, which has portrayed the oil- and gas-extraction technique as a creator of fouled drinking water wells and flame-shooting faucets.

Thursday’s congressionally mandated EPA report, a compilation of past studies, found isolated incidents in which water pollution was attributable to the use of fracking. But it failed to back up the idea that fracking poses a major threat to water supplies, contradicting years of activists’ warnings dramatized by images of burning tap water in the Oscar-nominated documentary “Gasland.”

For those who refuse to accept the “science” of fracking there is an alternative. It’s an alternative that according to another study many Americans are taking:

The Enormous Scope of Our National Drinking Problem
A large new study suggests we’re in denial regarding this important health issue.

Nearly three out of 10 Americans have shown evidence of a serious alcohol-related problem at some point in their lives, and only one-fifth of those have sought professional help.

Those sobering statistics are found in a study just published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. It’s the first comprehensive look at the widespread problem of Alcohol Use Disorder, as newly defined by the American Psychiatric Association.

Due to changing criteria, and past studies showing differing results, trends regarding alcohol-related problems are difficult to definitively discern. But just on their own, the latest numbers are staggering.

At first we refused to believe this study about our national drunks. But as we shoulder pushed our shopping cart at the market, heavily laden with Belgian chocolates, Champagne, and caviar, we were dumbstruck at the checkout line. There it was. A data point in favor of the study. On one of those tabloid magazines near the cashier. We nearly fainted. We were light-headed. We almost opened up some of the bubbly to drink for medicinal purposes.

No it was not the breathless New York Times report that Marco Rubio and his wife got 17 traffic tickets. The New York Times in 2008 and since did not care a whit about Barack Obama’s 17 parking tickets so we knew it was political hypocrisy not drunk driving responsible for such a headline. No what caught our eyes was Hillary.

Yup, it appears Hillary is a drunk. It breaks our hearts to report this top secret. But, Hillary is a drunk. She admits it. She has confessed. Hillary’s confession can be read at The Globe:


Presidential contender Hillary Clinton is hiding a devastating health issue from voters – she’s an alcoholic and secretly went to detox before announcing her run for the White House. Get more about Hillary’s shocking confession, her medical issues — and SEE a shocking photo showing why she’s not fit to run America. ONLY in this issue of GLOBE.

We’re in tears. She’s confessed. WHAT WILL HILLARY’S ALIEN BABY SAY? This is going to devastate interplanetary diplomatic relations for decades. What will Hillary’s lesbian lover, Yoko Ono, say? This could endanger international diplomatic relations for decades.

Some secrets are best kept hidden.