Dead Canaries: The Coffee Party Returns, Joe Biden Is Drunk Again, #Hillary2016 Fails Again, Donald Trump Wins Again, And What The Hell Is Happening To This Website???

Update: Tables turned: Trump turns cell phone number exposed by Gawker into a campaign ad. That’s the genius, courage, and fighting ethos of Donald Trump in one quick hit. Recall: (1) Lindsey Graham attacks Trump; (2) Trump exposes Graham the hypocrite and gives out the Graham cell phone number; (3) Graham weakly tries for publicity with a comic video of Graham destroying his own cellphone thereby exposing himself as a doormat; (4) Leftist loons at Gawker publish Donald Trump’s cellphone number thinking they have the best of The Donald; (5) Donald Trump makes lemonade out of lemons by thanking Gawker on Twitter and turning his cellphone voicemail message into a campaign ad. Trumpnado ensues.

Trump fights and that’s why he wins.

Pre-debate homework assignment for Hillary2016: compare and contrast Donald Trump campaign strategy to Mitt Romney and John McCain campaign strategies.

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What the Hell is happening to this website? We publish more articles in praise of Trump than we write about Hillary. When we write about Hillary it’s mostly to insult Hillary2016. Our comments section is a lucha libre mixed martial arts Thunderdome of fierce, smart opinion sometimes engaged in a mud fight between supporters of candidates other than Hillary – and we allow it! We owe our readers an explanation.

“Recovering Liberal” M. Joseph Sheppard has a clear view of what we are up to. Few others see what we are up to as “constructive” however. So what goes on?

In the 2008 election cycle we declared ourselves a “Big Pink aircraft carrier” launching attacks against Hillary Clinton opponents and wrote only positive articles about Hillary Clinton and Hillary 2008. Our criticisms of Hillary 2008 were couched in terms of what should be done and how problems could be responded to. When our hair was on fire over something particularly stupid (such as the hired boob “leadership” for the South Carolina primary and the clumsy communications shop overall) we relied on our top level friends within the campaign and in the high dollar donor community to communicate our concerns. The contacts we utilized are national household names in politics that everyone on this website would recognize. Our very top, top, top level contacts were as frustrated with Hillary 2008 as we were.

That strategy did not work. Our muted and positively voiced critiques were not paid attention to. So this election cycle we will not repeat our mistakes. This election cycle, we come with a sword.

As the most long lasting pro Hillary Clinton website we want Hillary Clinton to see the many dead canaries littering the coal mine. We allow the sometimes noxious comments in our comments section so that Hillary and Hillary2016 can see how even in bastions of support the walls in support of her campaign are crumbling.

We want Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 to see that it is “time for a change” not time to “stay the course” with Barack Obama‘s treacherous brand of boobery.

With every week, with every passing day Hillary continues to tie herself ever closer to Barack Obama and his destructive policies. We presume this is to get Obama’s political support and to woo the Obama cult. There really is only one word to describe such a mentality, such an assessment of character, such a strategy: STUPID!

Barack Obama will stab Hillary in the back. The only question is when and how. The first knife might be labeled “Joe”. Hillary will get no sympathy from us; Hillary2016 will get neither succor nor support from us if/when Joe Biden at the behest of Barack Obama decides to run for president against Hillary. NONE. If Joe Biden (later Elizabeth Warren or Michelle Obama) runs against Hillary in 2016 Hillary will be getting exactly what she deserves for being so utterly STUPID as to trust Obama.

Will drunk Jue Biden run?:

Biden is ‘Likely’ 
to run

Joe Biden is leaning strongly toward a 2016 presidential bid, a source close to the vice president tells the Herald — news that is spurring excitement among top Democrats in Massachusetts and early voting states who are worried about front-runner Hillary Clinton’s hefty political baggage and sagging poll numbers.

An adviser close to Biden, who is familiar with the vice president’s exploration process, told the Herald that Biden will “more likely than not” jump into the 2016 race. [snip]

Advisers to Biden have reportedly begun actively reaching out to potential supporters and donors, an effort that gained momentum after the death of Biden’s son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, in May. The younger Biden, as well as his brother, Hunter Biden, reportedly had urged their father to jump into the 2016 presidential race.

The conversations between Biden aides and potential supporters reportedly grew out of the condolences and expressions of support to Biden after Beau’s death from brain cancer.

Biden already is the beneficiary of a draft movement, and wouldn’t have to start his campaign from scratch.

“We have staff on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire, and we are bringing more people on in South Carolina,” said Will Pierce of “Draft Biden 2016,” who said he expects Biden to decide by September.

Joe Biden is the one channeling his dead son to every Big Media outlet that will listen. According to the Big Media outlets whoring for Joe Biden the dead son wanted Joe Biden to run for president in 2016. The living cocaine addict son of Joe Biden also wants Joe to run. Everyone should understand that it is Joe Biden himself pimping himself to Big Media. Of course, when you have a stable with a willing whore, more pimps will pop up:

Close aide to VP’s late son joins Joe Biden 2016 super PAC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top political aide to Vice President Joe Biden’s late son joined the super PAC working to recruit the elder Biden to run for president on Sunday, lending the group newfound credibility in the midst of fresh signs the vice president’s aides are taking a close look at a 2016 campaign.

Josh Alcorn, a longtime Democratic operative, had been former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s top political and fundraising adviser before he died of brain cancer in May. A known commodity in the Biden world, Alcorn raised money for Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign, and also served in the top fundraising role for Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid’s vast political operation.

Will Pierce, who runs the Draft Biden super PAC, said he was thrilled about Alcorn’s move because Joe Biden’s supporters throughout the U.S. “know how close he was to Beau and his family.”

“Josh joining the Draft Biden effort only increases the serious nature of what to date has been an enormously successful effort,” Pierce said late Sunday.

Alcorn’s decision to join the group marks the first clear sign that the close cadre of advisers surrounding the vice president may be taking the fledgling super PAC seriously.

Joe Biden is clearly drunk. The question is on what? Is is moonshine? Is it Hopium? Whatever it is, it is not coffee.

The coffee belongs to another.

Remember the Tea Party? At the height of the Tea Party movement as they scored victory after victory over the GOP establishment certain loons from the left tried to start something called the “Coffee Party” as a response from the left. The “Coffee Party” was a complete fake. Soon after came the Occupy Wall Street fakes. Occupy Wall Street collapsed too. But now, it appears that the fake “Coffee Party” might be resurrected because a caffeine pusher has come to the fore:

Howard Schultz, the chairman and CEO of Starbucks, is being urged to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Schultz, 62, is getting encouragement from supporters because they believe “the time is right for someone who’s not a political lifer,” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd said on Saturday. “It may be a tempting proposition.” [snip]

“He has strong opinions, and even position papers, about what he calls the fraying American dream,” writes Dowd, who has long criticized Clinton and former President Bill Clinton.

She referenced the book Schultz co-wrote last year, “For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice.”

“While he was promoting his book on veterans last year, he honed a message about making government work again and finding ‘authentic, truthful leadership,'” Dowd said.

This is a real neck twister. It was not so long ago, say yesterday, that the left loons denounced Donald Trump as not qualified to be president because he is a political outsider. Now the loony left sells a caffeine cowboy as the savior of the nation? Sorry, we’re not drinking that slop.

We’ll stick with Donald Trump if an outsider is needed.

Donald Trump is doing pretty much everything we have ever advised Hillary to do. In 2008 and now we advised Hillary to take on Big Media. But even as Hillary was under attack by Big Media personalities from certain networks (MSNBC, CNN, NBC) Hillary continued to attend events hosted by these Big Media trolls. Donald Trump? Donald Trump punished the Des Moines Register for their nasty anti-Trump diatribes by banning the Register reporter from a major campaign event. Today Donald Trump refused to attend a Big Media forum because he knows the newspaper host will never endorse him. Will Hillary ever learn from Donald Trump and slap Big Media?

Will Hillary ever learn from Donald Trump? Donald Trump was attacked by the RNC. Trump immediately threatened to run a third party presidential run. The RNC cowered in fear.

We advised Hillary to consider a third party run herself. Our rationale is that the DNC needs Hillary but Hillary does not need the DNC. Did Hillary listen? Was Hillary sharp enough to understand that a threat of this sort from her is more effective than a lot of sweet talk. No. Hillary has not learned a thing.

In 2008 the DNC attacked Hillary repeatedly. Howard Dean pretended not to see nor hear the sexism and misogyny directed against Hillary by Obama and the Obama cult. The DNC trashed Hillary. The party leadership trashed Hillary. Reid, Pelosi, Kennedy, Clyburn, Kerry, McCaskill, all thrashed Hillary. Has Hillary learned a single thing? No. We won’t pretend otherwise. Hillary has not learned a single solitary thing.

AsIn 2008 Marie Cocco wrote:

I will not miss the deafening, depressing silence of Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean or other leading Democrats, who to my knowledge (with the exception of Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland) haven’t publicly uttered a word of outrage at the unrelenting, sex-based hate that has been hurled at a former first lady and two-term senator from New York. Among those holding their tongues are hundreds of Democrats for whom Clinton has campaigned and raised millions of dollars. Don Imus endured more public ire from the political class when he insulted the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.

Would the silence prevail if Obama’s likeness were put on a tap-dancing doll that was sold at airports? Would the media figures who dole out precious face time to these politicians be such pals if they’d compared Obama with a character in a blaxploitation film? And how would crude references to Obama’s sex organs play?

Has Hillary learned one G_d-damned thing? No. Not one G_d damned thing.

We hope Hillary will at some point wake up and learn from Donald Trump. But if she doesn’t – she’ll get what she deserves and we will not weep. We will cheer Donald Trump even when we disagree with Donald Trump because Donald Trump leads the fight against the oppressors of the American people – the political class.

Donald Trump, a few days before the important first debate of this season, is ahead in the polls. Trump trumps:

Donald Trump has a more than 2-to-1 lead over the next closest contender in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a poll released Monday by Monmouth University.

Trump takes 26 percent support, followed by Jeb Bush at 12 percent.

Trump’s support has doubled in the poll since mid-July, when he had at 13 percent support and trailing Bush, who was in the lead at 15 percent.

It’s the latest survey to show the businessman and reality TV star pulling away from the pack of Republican presidential candidates nationally.

Trump now holds a 7.5 percentage point lead over his next closest competitor in the field, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls. That lead will increase once the Monmouth survey is factored in.

The Monmouth poll found Trump pulling support from all factions of the party.

Trump has a 20-point lead over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker among Tea Party supporters, and leads him by 11 points among those who identify as “very conservative.” Trump has an 8 point lead over Bush among those who identify as “somewhat conservative,” and also leads Bush by 8 points among those who describe themselves as moderates.

Trump leads in every age category, and is the top choice of men and women in the survey.

His favorability rating has improved dramatically with 52 percent saying they have a positive view of Trump, against 35 percent who view him negatively.

Donald Trump can win. At this point, Donald Trump deserves to win.

With the release of his book on Thursday and the possibility that he will do well at Thursday’s debate – Donald Trump is prepared to soar like an eagle. Meanwhile, the dead canaries litter the Hillary2016 mine floor like daisies in a field. Hillary Clinton? She’s in the dark – unaware of the peril until she lies down beside the yellow feathers of beautiful birds that can no longer take flight.

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170 thoughts on “Dead Canaries: The Coffee Party Returns, Joe Biden Is Drunk Again, #Hillary2016 Fails Again, Donald Trump Wins Again, And What The Hell Is Happening To This Website???

  1. http://hotair.com/archives/2015/08/03/monmouth-poll-trump-now-leads-gop-field-by-14-points-biggest-margin-to-date/

    Monmouth poll: Trump now leads GOP field by 14 points, biggest margin to date [snip]

    Nearly identical numbers among “very conservative” and moderate/liberal Republicans. Huh. Also nearly identical are his and Jeb Bush’s favorable ratings. Before Trump got in the race, Republicans rated him just 20/55 in favorability. A few months later he’s at 52/35, with Bush at 52/30. That’s not supposed to happen with someone as famous as Trump since people have had decades to form an opinion about him. If you’re widely disliked with near universal name recognition, adding 30 points to your favorable rating in a matter of months usually would require something on the order of racing into a burning orphanage and saving a bunch of children. (At this very moment, Hillary Clinton’s on standby in Iowa just in case any reports of burning orphanages come in.) Trump managed to do it by … I’m not sure how, exactly. Choose your own theory. Maybe his turnaround proves how potent hawkishness on immigration remains across the GOP, notwithstanding the best efforts of its pro-amnesty leadership to shape opinion to the contrary. Or maybe it’s evidence of how ravenous the public’s appetite is, even among moderate Republicans, for a protest vote against the political class. Or maybe it’s a matter of pure media conditioning, with the great mass of low-information voters responding to pollsters Pavlov-style after hearing the word “Trump” on the nightly news every eight seconds for the past six weeks. Trump had better hope it’s one (or both) of those first two theories and not the third. Low-information voters are the least likely to show up on election day. [snip]

    One of the great ironies of the primary is that, with such a large field, it looked like the first debate would be a chaotic war of all against all to grab voters’ attention. Instead, thanks to Trumpmania, it’ll be a battle of one ultra-famous guy against a bunch of comparatively faceless politicians. The “big” field, for now at least, is just Trump vs. Bush. vs. The Rest.

    Trump’s greatest obstacle is that many consider his campaign a publicity stunt. If, via his book and his debate appearance, Trump overcomes this obstacle, Bush can start writing his concession speech. Hillary too.

  2. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/08/03/hillary-clintons-new-ads-are-good-they-are-also-absolutely-necessary/

    Hillary Clinton’s new ads are good. But it’s remarkable that she has to run them.

    Hillary Clinton is spending $2 million on a flight of ads in Iowa and New Hampshire that seek to re-introduce her to a public who almost certainly feels like they already know everything about the former First Lady, New York Senator and Secretary of State.

    And, the commercials — produced by longtime Clinton adwoman Mandy Grunwald and 2008/2012 Obama adman Jim Margolis — are quite good. “Dorothy”, which tells the story of Clinton’s mother, abandoned at a young age by her own parents, as a way to explain Clinton’s lifetime dedication to fighting for children, in particular stands out.

    These are the introductory ads that her campaign never really ran in 2008 –– choosing instead to jump right into making the case for why she was tough enough to be commander-in-chief. At the time, Clinton’s campaign, wrongly, assumed that people knew all of the Clinton story they needed to in order to vote for her. The campaign’s early ad buy this time around is evidence that they won’t make that mistake again.

    At the same time, I find it very difficult to believe the Clinton campaign spin that spending $2 million on ads in August — typically a dead time on the TV airwaves because of the number of voters away on vacation or totally dialed out from the process for the summer –was always part of the plan.

    If it was always part of the plan, that Clinton is going on TV at a time when her image has slipped badly nationally and there is rumbling of a potential candidacy by Vice President Joe Biden is one hell of a coincidence. (My guess? The campaign filmed those ads a while back and had them in the hopper, knowing they would run them but not sure of the exact timing.)

    The fact is that Clinton’s favorable numbers have eroded so rapidly cannot have been expected by her team. Yes, they no doubt knew she would move down from favorability ratings in the upper 60s but this low, this fast? And that such large majorities of people would say Clinton was neither honest nor trustworthy at this early stage of the campaign?

    The ads then seem aimed at doing two things: 1) showing that Clinton has tools in her arsenal to change how the public perceives her and 2) sending a signal that her campaign will move to address problems when they arise rather than waiting until the problems are so large or so ingrained that they can’t be solved. (Of course, if you believe the Clinton campaign spin, then point #2 is moot since they aren’t reacting to anything.) [snip]

    Whether or not these Clinton ads are long-planned or reactive to her current problems, the campaign’s goal is the same: To quiet concerns among the chattering class and doubts among voters that Clinton is ready to not just run but win the race. Given what the campaign has weathered to date, that’s a message that needs affirming.

  3. Takeaway question:

    With the current front-runner in polls, does the Republican establishment view Princeton/Harvard Law/Rehnquist clerk GOP Firebrand Ted Cruz ™ as more or less acceptable than they did a month ago?

    At some point, the Republican establishment may be forced to confront the “mad as hell” mood. You would think they might have taken notice when Eric Cantor lost his seat to a primary challenge, but apparently they are quite slow on the uptake.

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    Oh, and while the media may not quite get it, saying that somebody’s unfavorables are just a little worse than Bush’s is faint praise indeed. They haven’t noticed, but the Republican base HATES Jeb!.

  4. Do you guys have any idea how many times I will see those ads with a $1 million ad buy in NH. Yikes…

    Hopefully, she doesn’t run them on Fox News….

  5. I hope Hillary has calculated the aggressiveness of the counter-punches from this field of Republican candidates. Unlike recent years, the Republicans believe that the polling is on their side on this one. I expect them to hit Clinton hard.

  6. Just watched Patti Solis Doyle on CNN with Taper….this is definitely 2008 again but worse, as our dear Hillary has learned nothing. I refuse to go through this stress anymore and and resided to the fact that she will lose absent a major intervention from Carville and Begala.

  7. Admin…the truth hurts but the stakes are too high to be in denial…

    Karl Rove must be having heart palpitations…I saw him yesterday on the Fox panel roundup and he was practically having shortness of breath to try to come up with as many reasons as fast as he could to dismiss Donald Trump…

    imho…things happen in cycles and sometimes a phenomenon, for whatever reason, catches fire…I think that is what happened with Bill in 1992…I remember talking to all my friends and saying “the Democrats finally…FINALLY…have a fighter…yes, he stressed me out with the bimbo eruptions…but damn it, the Dems finally had someone with charisma, superior intelligence…and passion…and nothing…nothing and no one was going to stop him

    then we got O…I don’t think an explanation is needed…and if by some crazy chance he had proven many of us wrong and had been inspirational and worked for the common good I would be the first to say…he proved me wrong…but alas, he did not…O is much worse…much more destructive…than I could ever have imagined…

    …Hillary lost her prime opportunity in 2008 but has been given a second chance…I keep saying it is still early…and it is…but she just seems so remote, unprotected and the air seems to be slowly going out of her baloon…I am still at a loss that she and Bill haven’t taken the bull by the horns and broken loose from O…but who knows what evil lurks behind closed doors…

    …and now comes Trump…excuse my bluntness…but here comes Donald Trump barrel assing his way to the top…he is charging forward…he sees the game way ahead of most of the others still trying to figure it out…and so far, so good…

    bottom line…i think many of us simply do not have the patience to idolize a leader who is stuck in the shadows of O…

    if ever we needed a fighter…the time is now…

  8. Admin asked what has happened to this website…just my opinion…

    Most of us here will never, ever vote for Ted Cruz…no one denies that he is a smart man and says some relevant things…

    ……most of us do not care about his every move, utterance, declaration, recent video clips, etc, notwithstanding his seeking support from the Kock Bros who are for open borders and his other Wall St backers…

    bottom line, this is not a Ted Cruz website…for those who are so preoccupied and concerned with posting something about him every few seconds…why don’t you just create your own website devoted to Ted Cruz and then invite people to read your site…

    …and there is no comparison to the interest in Donald Trump and Ted Cruz…

    …it is presumptious and a bit rude (and to some here offensive) to come to a democratic website devoted to Hillary and post nonstop Ted Cruz musings…the word hijack comes to mind…

  9. …and there is no comparison to the interest in Donald Trump and Ted Cruz…

    Really? What exactly IS the difference. You like one, but not the other so posting about the one you like is OK?

  10. Sad to day, I totally agree with you admin that Hillary has lost herself down the Hopium Trail of Fake.

    She will lose the Blue Democrats and some of the liberals while thinking only the Kooks matter. She will not win the Kooks either.

    If she doesn’t bust out of her shell soon, she will be a very weak candidate against Donald Trump.

    She is playing a loosing hand and will be Trumped.

    Come on Hillary, think BIG PICTURE and stop this silly far left bs.

  11. I go to Hillary’s Facebook page. I do not know if Staff is posting for her, some of the stuff is really a turn off. Like posts in Spanish, with no English translation. What country is she running for office in? I left a comment, too. I work with a lot of LEGAL immigrants and the Director, who is Hispanic, has issued policy that conversations in foreign languages in the presence of someone who does not speak it, can be considered rude. Such conversations have never bothered me, but that post sure did. Big turn off. Does she have staff that are stupid or is it sabotage?

    And of course, Hillary is campaigning to support Planned Parenthood. And I posted in support of that. But it is another issue she is under attack for. Does Hillary read her FB comments? Where is she getting her info? She must be seeing the polls.

  12. Well said, admin. There was a period last year I believe when Hillary made some comments critical of Obama, which we all cheered because it seemed like she was finally listening to your sage advice. After Obama’s attack dogs started growling at her in the media, she suddenly clammed up only to resurface this year as his Stepford wife. While we are not privy to what was going on behind the scenes, it seemed a lot like he had something bad enough to blackmail her into compromising the principles she exhibited back in 2008. If that is indeed the case, then perhaps the right thing for her to do would be to withdraw from the race rather than continue to be his puppet.

  13. Thank you for addressing the concerns expressed about the blog, Admin. Obviously, your readers will continue to turn to this blog for your unequalled analysis and commentary – concise and witty as hell.

    As S commented, the effort to educate Hillary16 through the negative comments from posters here is needed – especially in view of the continued direction of her campaign.

    That some canaries were dead before the campaign even began or were actually not canaries, but mockingbirds, from the beginning will continue to be a source of concern for some of us. Applying discretion and being selective with regard comments read is the best way to deal – for me at least. Obviously, it’s unwise to read only info and opinions with which one agrees, but neither is it wise to overexpose oneself to negative comments that appear to be more vitriolic than constructive.

    I appreciate your ongoing effort in this campaign fiasco, Admin. Having Big Pink has made it much easier to cope with the confusion and dismay many of us have experienced since the Hillary16 campaign began.

  14. Admin, when I try to post to FB your posts it won’t post, is anyone else having problems?
    A month ago it wasn’t a problem
    Great post.
    I don’t mind info on Cruz. ..but the endless posting on him. ..come on..When he makes it to 2nd place, maybe then, but how about one post a day…
    Planned Parenthood does Not deserve funding. They have faltered from their mission. It was originally suppose to be about woman’s heath. Hell, you can’t even get a mammogram there. It’s about money now, money made from aborted humans, that’s just not right.
    It needs to start over, maybe emphasize birth control, what a novel idea, mammograms, women’s cancer issues such as breast, ovarian. I’m not saying they would have chemo centers in every office, but they could do a heck of a lot more.

  15. By the way, the Government from Ohio is done, stick a fork in him,…way to pro illegal immigration,can’t seem to find the cojones to send them back.
    I call him Trump meat…

  16. It was originally suppose to be about woman’s heath.

    Actually, the original underpinnings of Planned Parenthood’s founder was about eugenics, limiting the breeding of people with “bad genes”.

    One of Margaret Sanger’s more inflammatory quotes (although I think it’s probably been exaggerated to imply that she favored the extermination of a race):

    “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

    Nevertheless, the racial imbalance of Planned Parenthood’s business is quite disturbing on any level.

  17. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Abortion Surveillance report revealed that between 2007 and 2010, nearly 36 percent of all abortions in the United States were performed on black children, even though black Americans make up only 13 percent of our population.”

    Another stark example of how Democrat policies have failed the African American community. And, yet, Republicans are waging a war on women by proposing to make birth control pills available over the counter without a prescription in any drugstore. Guess what Planned Parenthood’s position on that is….

  18. admin
    July 31, 2015 at 9:52 pm
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    Thanks for the post on Marie Callas.

    My personal favorite.

  19. “Recovering Liberal” M. Joseph Sheppard has a clear view of what we are up to. Few others see what we are up to as “constructive” however. So what goes on?
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    Admin. I read Sheppard’s blog and share his admiration for the work you do.

  20. hwc
    August 3, 2015 at 11:52 pm
    Jeb!
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    You are just trying to get me mad watching this stiff.

    Go on and on and on and on and say nothing.

    Not the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with.

    Unless it was hemlock, in which case he would have to go first.

  21. Like I’ve been sayin’, Jeb! is a horrible candidate. Every bit as uncomfortable and out of touch as his dad. I hear has a new campaign slogan, though:

    I’m legacy. You have to let me in.

    It’s interesting to start to read media comments. It’s very obvious that tonight was the first time many of them have actually watched the candidates in action. What I saw tonight (and I watched all of them, even, good lord, George Pataki) was exactly what I expected and what I’ve been seeing on in other appearances. I guess the only “surprises” were that Rubio and Paul, perhaps thrown off by the video feed from Washington, gave somewhat below par performances.

  22. He’s a worse candidate than Mitt Romney.

    Better than Ted Kennedy though. If only Ted, when asked why he wanted to run for President, could have come up with something as inspirational as, “I think we can grow the economy at 4% instead of 2%”. Boy, that’ll get the blood pumping, huh?

  23. Let’s Get On a Pro-American Track

    by Phyllis SchlaflyMay 13, 2015
    Congress, led by Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), is preparing to betray American workers, and the grassroots should rise up and say “No, you don’t.” The secretive underhanded deal is called Fast Track, and that’s an appropriate title because, indeed, it puts Americans on a fast track to lower wages and fewer available jobs.

    No TPP Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), one of the few Members of Congress who have actually read and studied Fast Track plus its companion trade bill called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), has compiled a list of objections to it that are downright frightening. They should be read by all who care about their own future and the future of our once-prosperous nation. Here are some of the ways that Fast Track and TPP will betray us.

    The text of TPP emphasizes that it is a “living agreement.” Translated out of bureaucratese code language, that means the text of TPP can be changed in major and minor ways by executive action after Congress passes the document. The TPP could, for example, add additional countries such as Communist China which for years has been cheating America coming and going.

    TPP will facilitate the expanded movement of foreign workers into the United States. TPP opens the door to more waves of illegal immigrants and allows Obama to make future changes without any congressional oversight or expiration date.

    Kevin L. Kearns of the U.S. Business and Industry Council calls this “another power grab” that will let Obama and his employees rule by executive action. By the device of not calling TPP a treaty (even though it involves twelve countries on three continents), the globalists induce the Senate to abandon the 67-vote threshold for treaty ratification and even the 60-vote threshold for important legislation.

    Fast Track consolidates power in the executive branch and eliminates Congress’ constitutional power to amend or even debate trade legislation. Fast Track allows only a specified up-or-down vote on this momentous international agreement without any public oversight or ability to amend it or filibuster it.

    Fast Track will increase our trade deficits, which reduce economic growth. Economists have estimated that the last trade deal, which we made with South Korea and which is the template for TPP, wiped out 50,000 American jobs.

    Senator Sessions called on Obama to rewrite the deal. Sessions said, “We don’t need a Fast Track but a regular track” so we can evaluate the false promises.

    Fast Track turns over some of our authority as a sovereign nation to international authorities, which is a major longtime goal of the internationalists, the so-called kingmakers, and big business lobbyists. The code language that hides this in TPP is the statement that calls it a “living agreement.”

    This means Obama and his executive-branch pals can take all kinds of actions that Article I of the U.S. Constitution reserves to the legislative branch, such as ratifying or changing a treaty and controlling immigration.

    Why should we trust the Obama Administration and its foreign partners to rewrite international agreements without congressional approval? Is Congress simply giving away its constitutional authority to global busybodies?

    Is Congress using secret agreements to cede our once-remarkable American prosperity to Asia? As former Nucor Steel Chairman Daniel DiMicco said, free trade is really “unilateral trade disarmament and enablement of foreign mercantilism.”

    Most presidential candidates are trying to avoid this issue, but Mike Huckabee was blunt, warning of “dire consequences if we let Obama have this victory.” Huckabee said he opposes trade agreements that push wages “lower than the Dead Sea.”

    Huckabee also reminded us that “The last time we really fast-tracked something was Obamacare. Why do we want to believe that the government fast-tracking something without thoroughly understanding the implications is the best way to go?”

    Another possible presidential candidate, Donald Trump, who literally wrote the book on “The Art of the Deal,” tweeted that TPP is a “bad, bad deal” in part because it fails to address Japan’s outrageous currency manipulation, which has caused many U.S. steel plants to shut down this year, idling thousands of American steelmakers. Yet Japan’s prime minister was recently honored with the rare privilege of addressing a joint meeting of Congress (at which he openly lobbied for the TPP), and entertained at a White House State Dinner.

    Another likely presidential candidate is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who declared, “I’m for free trade, but I am not for giving more authority to a president who ignores the Constitution, the separation of powers, and will of the American people.”

    “This particular president must not be given any more power to do anything else to harm this country,” Jindal continued. “He cannot be trusted.”

  24. http://www.c-span.org/video/?327157-1/2016-republican-candidates-voters-first-forum&live
    August 3, 2015
    2016 Republican Candidates “Voters First Forum”
    All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential…
    The candidates appeared one at a time, answering questions determined by the editors of the This event was the first opportunity to hear all of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on one stage. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential Forum” on the campus of St. Union Leader Senators Cruz (R-TX), Paul (R-KY), and Rubio (R-FL) appeared via video link from Washington, D.C. Jack Heath moderated. based on the topics suggested by the public.

    00:04:45
    Unidentified Speaker
    >> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY…
    ———————————
    I watched over half this in two chunks. Cruz, Paul & Rubio participated via a feed from DC. It was a rare personal thrill for me to see those on stage put hand to heart, pledge allegiance to the Republic. Perhaps I wore rose-colored glasses as I formed opinions of the would-be nominees. I thought most did very well.
    Afterward, CSPAN took some calls from the public and that link is in next comment. I think Washington Journal will take more such calls this AM.

  25. 1. “the dead son wanted Joe Biden to run for president in 2016. The living cocaine addict son of Joe Biden also wants Joe to run”

    Comment: well, I guess that settles it. Far be it from me to argue with the judgment of a corpse and an addict. No. I do not mean Jol’tn Joe, Obama’s lapdog. I mean those two chips off the old block. Now that we know this, and know that Soros has given the nod–a not so minor detail since he controls the party, and of course the other party is in chaos according to Politico we can dispense with the nomination process and the election formalities. We now have our puppet. He may be an idiot, but he is a funny guy. Of course, he is not the only jokester to trouble the living stream. There is my friend Howard, who thinks that a former Starbucks barrista belongs in the Oval Office. There is a dark side to Howard however—he’s like Zipper head Zuckerberg, building a mansion, tearing down neighbors trees, outraging the community, and behaving much like a Chinese war lord with a happy face. I don’t know him, but I know of him, and I met him at a high donor event for Hillary at Stan Baerer’s home on Lake Washington in November 2007. Seeing how this has all turned out, I would demand a refund it it wasn’t too late–for suckers like me. Meanwhile I got a nice note from Ted, thanking me for being one of the very first in the country to support his campaign. Compared to what I gave Hillary, the contribution was small donor stuff. And now of course he needs more money. I am thinking about it. If Hillary came to her senses, I might give some money to her. She doesn’t need it, it will not lead to an ambassadorship, or a federal judgeship, which what bundlers look for. I wold do it only for auld lang sine.

    2. “Will Pierce, who runs the Draft Biden super PAC, said he was THRILLED about Alcorn’s move because Joe Biden’s supporters throughout the U.S. “know how close he was to Beau and his family.”

    Will is a manic depressant. In his manic stage he is easily thrilled. In his depressed stage, no one wants to get near him. When he heard about Alcon’s (chess) move he was thrilled. It was like watching Boris Spatsky play chess he later admitted. That same morning he strolling through the park which abuts his mansion, in his Birkshire shoes, and pulse measuring watch and low fat diet, when his dog (an Akita Inu) relieved himself in a flower bed, whereupon Will pulled out the pooper scooper, and was thrilled too. Today, that specimen sits in his office, along side his Harvard degree, which thrills him most of all.

  26. Like we are supposed to know who this fucking Will is?

    What is the use of being a cognicenti if you don’t know Will.

    If ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise.

  27. I watched over half this in two chunks. Cruz, Paul & Rubio participated via a feed from DC. It was a rare personal thrill for me to see those on stage put hand to heart, pledge allegiance to the Republic. Perhaps I wore rose-colored glasses as I formed opinions of the would-be nominees. I thought most did very well.
    ——-
    Hold’em, I hope they have live video of that. The kind of thing football officials go to on a close call–to see if a penalty is warranted. I would want to zero in on Rubio, to see if while his right hand was over his heart, his left hand was behind his back with fingers crossed. He has a bad habit of taking a pledge, and then violating it, as we say with his bait and switch on immigration. No wonder he is a favorite of McConnell, who is the grand master of this sort of treachery and deceit.

  28. I’m legacy. You have to let me in.

    How medieval.

    It smacks of the divine right of kings.

    It sounds in Holmes opening sentence in a case involving the legality of mandatory sterilization.

    Something Margaret Sanger would appreciate:

    Three generations of idiot is (never) enough.

  29. 10:16 am – The link at 4:28 am is the one CSPAN recorded live. Not that they’re beyond a bit of editing now and again. Thought I caught them once but don’t recall circumstance.

  30. Here are links of Rubio for his first and second rounds. I share wbb’s unease with him, particularly that he had to have been in on the stealth room in Dirksen so Senators could meet with WH people unseen.
    Senator Marco Rubio at “Voters First Forum”
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks about drug charges and treatment, immigration policy, and the tax code during round one of the “Voters First Forum.”
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4547057/senator-marco-rubio-voters-first-forum
    Senator Marco Rubio at “Voters First Forum”
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks about terrorism and threats to America. Senator Rubio also talks about his idea of the American Dream.
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4547105/senator-marco-rubio-voters-first-forum
    Links for all participants’ first and second rounds are here:
    http://www.c-span.org/blog/
    [good luck spammy!]

  31. It smacks of the divine right of kings.

    Drudge Report has taken to grouping Clinton and Bush news together. Always under the heading:

    ROYALS:

    I think that perfectly captures the fundamental problem both legacy candidates are facing. Every little thing they do wrong is magnified by looking through the lens of “my god, Bushes and Clintons again? Aren’t we done with them, yet?”

    It’s like another season of American Idol.

  32. If only Ted, when asked why he wanted to run for President, could have come up with something as inspirational as, “I think we can grow the economy at 4% instead of 2%”. Boy, that’ll get the blood pumping, huh?
    ——–
    Bad yes.

    But it could be worse.

    What if for once in his life that douchebag Teddy told the truth:

    I am running for president because Joan kicked me out of the house, and I need a rent free roof over my head.

    With that cocksucker that is/was as good as hit gets.

    The immigration problem, along with many others, can be traced back to him.

  33. Teddy was a truly transformative character.

    A friend of mine told me we could get to meet him through some ambassador who I never heard of.

    My question back to him was: why would I want to do that?

  34. The single greatest transformative act of Teddy, other than creating the immigration mess we have today, was his conversion of a conservative mormon firebrand named Orin Hatch, whose attack against common situs picketing channelled Ted Cruz, into a lap dog. Usually the transformation process goes the other way–leftist in the salad days of youth, conservative in the declining years. Orin is the exception, sitting with the injudicious Ted on the Judiciary Committee. Teddy introduced him to the behind the scene people who run the country, and after that he became a reliable lap dog.

  35. Wbboei says:

    I mean those two chips off the old block. Now that we know this, and know that Soros has given the nod–a not so minor detail since he controls the party…

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

    Wbboei…I believe the crux of Hillary’s problems…and the Democratic Party rest with ‘Soros controlling the party…and large amounts of the money going into it’

    much like many of the repubs have the same problem with the Koch Bros controlling a big swath of the Republican agenda…

    …and for me…that is one of the outstanding attributes Donald Trump has going for him…he is free from all of that…he can lead as he believes is the right way to go…right or wrong…he is his own man…

    further…I do not know how all these other candidates compete when DT has made deals…and been in the drivers seat with major figues all over the world for decades..

    the thing I love about Donald…to quote Sinatra is DT can say “I did it my way”

    (I expect that to be lifted and repeated often as time goes on…because it is true)

    perhaps we will hear “My Way” as a campaign song for DT…

  36. …the other thing that I believe is scaring…and I mean scaring…the elites and the establishment of both parties…

    is if Donald were to win…the bloated, duplicated ‘gravy train’ would come to a stop…Donald would go over all those ‘balance sheets’ with a fine tooth comb…and then I could imagine him calling a press conference and exposing all of it to the American people…

    the government slush fund, gravy train would be put out of service…

  37. Tony, thanks for that link to Admin’s kick ass writing:

    “Hillary is 44″ in full sail is a wonder and joy to behold.”

    Thank God for Admin’s Big Pink!

  38. S,

    That’s what I am afraid of for him
    .You know they won’t let him succeed. Scary times for Trump.
    Hope he had a food tester on staff.
    Disturbing seeing all those women at Planned Parenthood talking about babies as body parts.

  39. As a teen I had this naive vision of Planned Parenthood. In reality I had a naive vision on most things, including politics.
    I envisioned an organization dedicated to Womens health and Womens issues. It seems like most things, it is dedicated to making money…in their case, on the backs of aborted humans.
    Taking off the rise tinted glasses.
    .

  40. Update: Tables turned: Trump turns cell phone number exposed by Gawker into a campaign ad. That’s the genius, courage, and fighting ethos of Donald Trump in one quick hit. Recall: (1) Lindsey Graham attacks Trump; (2) Trump exposes Graham the hypocrite and gives out the Graham cell phone number; (3) Graham weakly tries for publicity with a comic video of Graham destroying his own cellphone thereby exposing himself as a doormat; (4) Leftist loons at Gawker publish Donald Trump’s cellphone number thinking they have the best of The Donald; (5) Donald Trump makes lemonade out of lemons by thanking Gawker on Twitter and turning his cellphone voicemail message into a campaign ad. Trumpnado ensues.

    Trump fights and that’s why he wins.

    Pre-debate homework assignment for Hillary2016: compare and contrast Donald Trump campaign strategy to Mitt Romney and John McCain campaign strategies.

    ———————————-

  41. “S, That’s what I am afraid of for him
    .You know they won’t let him succeed. Scary times for Trump.
    Hope he had a food tester on staff.”

    I fear obama doing a breitbart on trump. obama has to be the one most threatened by trump. hopefully they meet in person and trump lies to him and says he will protect his legacy like obama and bush did protecting each others back. then after the election president trump lets obama have it in all ways possible.

    best thing that could happen to trump is palin would jump in so he has some protection and if he gets the nomination he names her VP so they leave him alone. he needs something to protect him from assignation and you guys are right obama and the establishment will do anything to keep him from becoming president.

    sounds like the first debate didn’t go so well for most of them: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/us/politics/confrontation-is-avoided-in-forum-for-republican-presidential-candidates.html?ref=politics

    “Former Gov. George Pataki of New York was mid-sentence — “By the way, Jack” — when the moderator cut him off. He reacted with surprise, stood up and walked off. At another point, a woman suddenly emerged from stage right with a folder in hand, beckoning Mr. Perry to leave. He sheepishly did so.

    C-Span cameras caught candidates waiting their turn, forlornly watching their rivals onstage, sometimes in unflattering ways. Mr. Christie at one point sat with his head down, looking positively bored, as he listened to Mr. Walker. As Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania, gave his closing statement, Ms. Fiorina was caught gabbing with Mr. Graham.

    There were moments of levity. The moderator asked Mr. Perry to name agencies he would cut from the federal government, the same question that tripped him up, disastrously, during a Republican presidential debate in 2012. “I’ve heard this question before,” Mr. Perry deadpanned, to laughs.

    There were revealing moments, too. Mr. Heath asked Mr. Christie if his best shot at the White House had been in 2012. Mr. Christie gamely replied, “Jack, you saying I’m washed up?” He added that, back then, “I was not ready.” “

  42. “S, That’s what I am afraid of for him
    .You know they won’t let him succeed. Scary times for Trump.
    Hope he had a food tester on staff.”

    I fear obama doing a breitbart on trump. obama has to be the one most threatened by trump. hopefully they meet in person and trump lies to him and says he will protect his legacy like obama and bush did protecting each others back. then after the election president trump lets obama have it in all ways possible.

    best thing that could happen to trump is palin would jump in so he has some protection and if he gets the nomination he names her VP so they leave him alone. he needs something to protect him from assignation and you guys are right obama and the establishment will do anything to keep him from becoming president.

    sounds like the first debate didn’t go so well for most of them: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/us/politics/confrontation-is-avoided-in-forum-for-republican-presidential-candidates.html?ref=politics

    “Former Gov. George Pataki of New York was mid-sentence — “By the way, Jack” — when the moderator cut him off. He reacted with surprise, stood up and walked off. At another point, a woman suddenly emerged from stage right with a folder in hand, beckoning Mr. Perry to leave. He sheepishly did so.

    C-Span cameras caught candidates waiting their turn, forlornly watching their rivals onstage, sometimes in unflattering ways. Mr. Christie at one point sat with his head down, looking positively bored, as he listened to Mr. Walker. As Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania, gave his closing statement, Ms. Fiorina was caught gabbing with Mr. Graham.

    There were moments of levity. The moderator asked Mr. Perry to name agencies he would cut from the federal government, the same question that tripped him up, disastrously, during a Republican presidential debate in 2012. “I’ve heard this question before,” Mr. Perry deadpanned, to laughs.

    There were revealing moments, too. Mr. Heath asked Mr. Christie if his best shot at the White House had been in 2012. Mr. Christie gamely replied, “Jack, you saying I’m washed up?” He added that, back then, “I was not ready.” “

  43. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-turns-cellphone-voicemail-campaign-ad/story?id=32875155

    Donald Trump Turns His Cellphone Voicemail Into a Campaign Ad

    Donald Trump has turned the tables on Gawker. After the online site released one of Donald Trump’s cellphone numbers, the GOP presidential candidate changed his voicemail this morning.

    “Hi, this is Donald Trump and I’m running for the presidency of the United States of America,” he says on the recording. “With your help and support, together we can make America truly great again! Visit me at twitter @realDonaldTrump and check out my campaign website at http://www.donaldtrump.com Hope to see you on the campaign trail, we’re going to do it!”

    Gawker wrote that it released Trump’s number because he released the phone number of opponent Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

    “We think it’s only fair and right that Republican primary voters be able to reach out to Trump himself,” Gawker writes.

    In response, the Graham campaign decided to show all the ways you can destroy your cellphone via baseball bat, fire or throwing it off a building.

    In a statement, Trump EVP Michael Cohen said, “When Lindsey Graham’s cell number was released to the public, his response was to set the cell phone on fire and destroy it with a bat, an ax and a cinder block … which is actually not good for the environment. Donald Trump turns the number into a campaign announcement that has received within the first few hours tens of thousands of calls. Now do you see the difference between Donald Trump and the rest of the field?

  44. Admin…DT is master of this game…(he is so far ahead of the rest with his moves)

    I heard him this am on ‘morning joe’…he sounded very good…forceful and funny…

    he ended with “this is going to be fun to watch”

    ..it sure is…can’t wait for the debate…making it a date with Big Pinkers…

  45. Mitt Romney and John McCain campaign strategies.

    As a Republican voter in 2008 and 2012, I would question the premise that Romney or McCain had campaign strategies.

    McCain, in fairness, had no prayer with a neocon hawk pitch to a country that had turned on Bush’s neocon hawk wars.

    Romney ran a horrible campaign, “painting in pale pastels”. He never would have won the nomination if there had been one serious opponent in the primaries.

  46. I don’t know about you but I find it refreshing in this world of political correctness ushered in by Obama, a world in which you are guilty of holding the black man down if you happen to be white, and if you object then that proves you are a racist, in that halcyon world of burn baby burn, we find one man–one courageous man who tells us what is in his heart, and does not pull any punches. Genocide, anyone?
    ——
    Last week in Miami at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan said he was looking for “10,000 fearless men” to “rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!”

    Farrakhan said “I’m looking for 10,000 in the midst of a million. Ten thousand fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny. Death is sweeter than continuing to live and bury our children while the white folks give our killers hamburgers. Death is sweeter than watching us slaughter each other to the joy of a 400-year-old enemy. Death is sweeter. The Quran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain. Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breasts of those whose children have been slain. So if the federal government won’t intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!”

    The official newspaper of the Nation of Islam, founded in 1979 by Minister Louis Farrakhan, “The Final Call,” published the sermon excerpt as part of its “Justice Or Else” theme of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March event set for October 10, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

    https://youtu.be/1vjqfvZVReM

  47. As you can see, that crooner Nelson Eddie beat the Amon Jihad Farrakan to the punch.

    Just you wait Henry Higgins, big media will revise history to conform to the Obama narrative on this one too.

    Nelson Eddie, who no one remembers, will be relegated to the dust bin of history.

  48. the videos yet to come are going to get worse and are probably devastating to the organization and any supporters.

    It gives me the shivers to think how the videos could get worse than the one released today. The discussion of “intact fetal cadavers” is chilling. Reminds me of Obama’s “present” vote on a bill in the Illinois legislature requiring medical care for live birth babies in abortion clinics.

  49. Romney ran a horrible campaign, “painting in pale pastels”.
    —-

    Which makes it that much harder to understand why Jebediah met with McCain a few months back to find out what the secret sauce was for winning the election without the support of the base.

    If I didn’t know better, I might say that Jebediah is one french fry short of a happy meal.

  50. I don’t think Hillary is on the right side of the PP issue.
    ———–
    This is a pretty hard blow to the left.

    The legal right is one thing.

    But the devil is in the details.

    Same question as above: genocide anyone?

    Obama has cheapened the value of human life.

  51. Cruz is asking the right question. Just look at the videos and ask yourself, “Are these my values..”

    Frankly, I can’t imagine why Hillary and 46 Dem Senators want to tie themselves to this.

    It’s not just defunding Planned Parenthood. That’s a no-brainer politically. I expect the Republicans to make another push for a 20 week abortion ban, getting a little closer to the 12 week ban that is in place in most of Europe.

    I think the Dems are going to find themselves arguing for a very unpopular position. Do they seriously think that American women are going to accept those videos as their values?

    Ten years ago, the media would have just buried them. Not with YouTube.

  52. Which makes it that much harder to understand why Jebediah met with McCain a few months back to find out what the secret sauce was for winning the election without the support of the base.

    And, who the hell is Mitt Romney to cluck about how Ted Cruz shouldn’t use over-the-top rhetoric to attack Obama’s Iran deal.

    Frankly, after the campaign he ran, Romney should just go away and STFU — and I say that as somebody who thinks Romney is generally an OK guy.

  53. David Horowitz. He was one of the leaders of the anti war movement and later he switched sides. His mentor was a guy named Berman who was a California democrat. When they switched, the Republican Party treated them gingerly, not knowing whether they could trust him. That was a shame, because they had insights into the left which were second to none, and unlike others David is a stategist. The paper I wrote on Soros borrowed heavily on his research. Ten years ago, I was chairman of a Republican fundraiser in Sun Valley and I invited him to come in and speak which he gladly did for a fee. His views on Obama and the Iran deal are prescient. After a withering attack on Obama which Obama defended Alan Colmbs cannot keep up with, he reminds us of what Churchill said to the leader of his own party, Neville Chamberlain after he gave Hitler what he wanted:

    You had a choice between war and dishonor.

    You chose dishonor.

    And now you will have war.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4397821712001/colmes-vs-david-horowitz-is-obama-a-jew-hater/?intcmp=hpvid1&playlist_id=trending#sp=show-clips

  54. And, who the hell is Mitt Romney to cluck about how Ted Cruz shouldn’t use over-the-top rhetoric to attack Obama’s Iran deal.
    ——–
    A loser, with an ego. Like McCain he is a go to guy for big media when they want to harpoon conservatives. Likewise, they have Norman Ornstein at the conservative think tank AEI who serves the same role. But best of all there is David Brooks of NYT who they herald from here to kingdom come as a conservative, knowing full well that he is anything but. Jackals like these are nothing more than props for the left wing statist narrative. And as long as they are paid for these interviews it is a simple case of he who pays the piper calls the tune.

  55. Chuck Todd buys a clue:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/08/04/chuck_todd_jeb_bush_in_worst_place_than_when_romney_was_called_a_weak_frontrunner.html

    He is apparently just now figuring out that there’s an anti-establishment, anti-politician, anti-Washington mood in the country. Ya think?

    Here’s another clue for Chuckie…. JEB! was never the front-runner in the Republican race. The Republican voters want to vomit at the thought of nominating another Bush, a RINO squish, or an amnesty proponent. Sheesh. These guys need to get out of Washington every once in a while. This was not hard to figure out LONG before now.

  56. Love Trump’s reaction to getting his cell phone # exposed…and turning it into a political ad.

    He doesn’t sit alone thinking up these comebacks, he believes in teamwork.

    While Hillary tries to play nice with the Kooks, hires the O’staff that secretly hate her, and is too careful with the few words she speaks…Trump is always working to ‘one up’ everyone, in every way.

    Hillary, stop being afraid. Either be yourself or drop out of the race!!

  57. Yes Foxy, we want a fighter for the American people, not a slacker that wastes our hard earned tax money.

  58. Democratic operatives/mainstream media take one more stab at debunking the Planned Parenthood videos today. About an hour before the release of today’s video with info about live intake birth for organ harvesting. Gotta give CNN credit, they are workin’ it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd7QtP4DlLs

    Gotta give some mad props to the undercover film maker, too. He’s just a kid. 2010 graduate of Claremont McKenna College as I understand it.

  59. I suspect the CNN anchor and many other Democrat operatives are sipping their Chardonnay tonight thinking, “oh damn, what now?” Especially now that each and every one of them is firmly on record with full-throated endorsement of Planned Parenthood.

  60. Obola’s Buddy is busy this campaign season, too.

    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called late last month for black Americans to “rise up” and “kill those who kill us” if the federal government fails to “intercede in our affairs.”

    The call for violence came during a July 30 speech the radical leader delivered at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/08/03/louis-farrakhan-if-the-federal-govt-does-not-intercede-we-must-rise-up-kill-those-who-kill-us/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons

  61. Shadowfax
    August 4, 2015 at 3:56 pm
    ——————–
    Maybe Hillary can unload her Obola Staff on Joe.

  62. I got an email from Lizzy today:

    Dear xxxx,

    Thank you for contacting me about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As you may know, the TPP is large trade agreement that the United States is currently negotiating with eleven other countries, including Canada, Mexico, Vietnam, Australia, and Japan.

    I am concerned about the process our government has created for negotiating this massive agreement. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for negotiating the TPP. Although the agreement will affect nearly every American industry and modify everything from copyright protections to labor standards for 40% of the world’s economy, USTR does not make its negotiating texts publicly available. Even Members of Congress can only view the negotiating text with strict restrictions. If our government believes that this trade deal is a good one for working families, it should be more transparent about its negotiations.

    I am also concerned with certain aspects of the agreement that have become public. The TPP, like many previous trade deals, includes a process known as investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS. ISDS permits corporations to go straight to an arbitration panel when a country passes new laws or applies existing laws in ways that the corporations believe will cost them money. These panels can force countries to pay billions of dollars in compensation, and their decisions cannot be appealed or reviewed by a domestic court. Because of how costly these awards can be, ISDS creates enormous pressure on governments to avoid actions that might offend corporate interests — actions like raising the minimum wage, attempting to cut smoking rates, or prohibiting the dumping of toxic chemicals.

    While corporations can use ISDS to enforce their interests, everyone else must rely on our government to enforce the labor and environmental standards in the TPP. According to reports from the Government Accountability Office and the State and Labor Departments, our track record in this area is abysmal, with the government refusing to act even in the face of clear evidence of violations.

    America needs trade – but not trade agreements that offer gold-plated enforcement for giant corporations and meaningless promises for everyone else. We should fix the way we enforce trade agreements to ensure a level playing field for everyone — and then, and only then, should we consider entering into any new trade agreements.

    Thank you again for your input on this important issue.

    Sincerely,

    Elizabeth Warren
    United States Senator
    ——————–

    She is concerned. WTF????

    Can anything stop this obomination?

  63. Lu

    Maybe Hillary can unload her Obola Staff on Joe.

    —–
    Great idea, and hire Admin as her prime advisor.

  64. If you google Hillary Clinton’s name, you will find a long list of negative news. The hatchet job has been in play for some time. I suspect she is as crossed as Trump. It is just more subtle. And Hillary does not seem to have the where-with-all to deal with it.

    The way that the email and planned parenthood stuff has been spun to smears and hyped all over you can tell the treachery is afoot.

    That is the most significant recommendation Hillary can get, as far as I am concerned. However, she will need more than my vote to get elected.

  65. Don’t worry Lu, you won’t be the only person voting for our girl. I am mad at her right now, but she will get my vote in the General election where it counts.

    She might get my protest vote for Trump in the primary if she doesn’t get it together though.

    If she really doesn’t come out of this ObamaLoving funk by the General election, I will be in a rage.

  66. Today was too much for me. First, there was O’Reilly telling us that he takes no position on when life begins, and then proceeds to tell us that based on “scientific evidence” it is morally wrong to kill fetuses and sell off their tiny carcasses for profit. And if we were not killing them off, some 80 million of the, then we not need to open the floodgates to massive illegal immigration. The wise old owl Krauthammer confronts Bill O with the internal inconsistency of his argument, and patiently explains that the support of democrats for this baby killing, notwithstanding their professed support for the underdog, is simply a matter of protecting a key part of their coalition, young unmarried women, which is no more satisfying to me than O’Reilly’s state of high dudgeon.

    Then, with my head bouncing off the rubber room wall over that one, I pick up today’s WSJ, and there is that squinty eyed Obama prick Jerry Seib, who tries to game the debates by saying that certain issues advanced by Jebediah, Rubio, Walker, Graham, and Perry should define the debate. Notice he did not mention Trump or Cruz whose issue is the corruption, the serial failures of the elites and illegal immigration. Like his counterparts at Time Magazine, Seib misses the fundamental point.

    The fundamental point is that both parties have AN AGENCY PROBLEM. Both parties make campaign promises they never intend to deliver on, and when they win the elections, they betray their constituents. Until that problem is resolved, until there trust is restored, it makes no sense to debate the issues. Even if a proffered solution makes sense, how can you be sure the candidate is serious about it?

    Best evidence is the McConnell betrayal which promises to fight against Obama, on Obamacare, Iran, corruption investigations, the debt ceiling, etc. but secretly colludes with him, and then looks for a political strategy to achieve plausible deniability. And it would have worked if Ted Cruz had not blown the whistle on him.

    People wonder why Hillary refuses to distance himself from Obama. From Stockholm syndrome, to fear of the black constituency, the explanations abound. What if that is bullshit. What if the real reason she does not distance herself from the Obama agenda is not because of electoral reprisals, or misguided loyalty to a sociopath? What if the real reason is that it is not his agenda at all?

    What if it is the Soros agenda, and Obama, and his but ugly faerie godmother Jarrett are just order takers. And what if the price of admission for Hillary is not the welfare of the people, but the blueprint he has laid out? Soros controls the party. How now brown cow.

    Well, that is the way I read it. And if I am right, then Hillary cannot seize the opportunity of a lifetime to position herself as a change candidate. She is stuck with the Soros agenda.

  67. ALL “S”

    “imho…things happen in cycles and sometimes a phenomenon, for whatever reason, catches fire…I think that is what happened with Bill in 1992…”

    YES! The FIRST TIME I ever saw WJC’s picture in the line up, I told my partner that the time – THIS is the next Prez.

    and this:

    ” S
    August 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm ”

    Although I have not commented her is some time, I do read. I don’t care if other members post LINKS to other politicians, especially CRUZ, but what bugs the hell out of me is that AFTER the links are posted, and IF i Have CHOSEN to IGNORE THEM OR NOT,(which is an unknown to the original poster and anyone else) but don’t COMMENT PUBLICALLY, I am still made to listen to all the talking points of said-candidate’s video, brilliance, accumen, POV et al. The LINK has been posted. Isn’t that ENOUGH?

    NOW IMO, just to put MY position out there on Cruz. Yes, he is smart. No, I don’t hate everything he SAYS he SAYS. But I don’t trust this beady-eyes, pursed lipped carer politician as POTUS as far as I could throw him. And I too get tired of having to scroll through SO MUCH on this website because I don’t laud him as much as others do.

    I DON’T CARE. I am NOT a one-issue voter, but I AM a gay woman. And he, lime Huckabee and Santorum are an anathema to my personal POV.

    That being said, I can appreciate his smarts but do not want to be inundated with some posters’ love affair with him.

    I too, and COMPLETELY thrown off the bridge by HRC’s COMPLETE CHANGE IN PERSONALITY for the 2016 race…and those of you who know me, knew Florida Demands Representation, remember Jim, were AT the RBC, were IN DENVER, know I worked heart and soul to elect HRC President.

    Now, Trump has my attention – BECAUSE he IS the speaking the words that Hillary USED to speak, to feel, to BELIEVE.

    Cruz will NEVER make me see he is sincere. He is a snake, just like Obama. No matter how SMART he seems or is.

    Rant over.

    Cruz is a snake.

  68. hwc
    August 4, 2015 at 5:08 pm
    I suspect the CNN anchor and many other Democrat operatives are sipping their Chardonnay tonight thinking, “oh damn, what now?” Especially now that each and every one of them is firmly on record with full-throated endorsement of Planned Parenthood.
    —-
    It would not surprise me if they are on the hotline with Judge Orreck having impermissible ex parte communications. Given his personal background, and his fundraising prowess as an Obama bundler, it is not unlikely.

  69. No, I don’t hate everything he SAYS he SAYS. But I don’t trust this beady-eyes, pursed lipped carer politician as POTUS as far as I could throw him.
    ——
    Well, you gotta go with your gut.

  70. Some of us here believe the system is totally corrupt and will lead ton national failure.

    What we are looking for, after seven years of famine and pestilence is a change agent.

    Any democrat who says the problem is Republicans

    Any republican who ways the problem is Democrats

    Is not worth listening to.

    The candidate who stands out to me is one who chases the money changers from the temple.

  71. wbboei
    August 4, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Some of us here believe the system is totally corrupt and will lead ton national failure.

    What we are looking for, after seven years of famine and pestilence is a change agent.

    Any democrat who says the problem is Republicans

    Any republican who ways the problem is Democrats

    Is not worth listening to.

    The candidate who stands out to me is one who chases the money changers from the temple.
    _________________________

    here here!

    Cruz is a snake.
    ——
    Have you any proof?

    No B,

    Just my gut. And in these times, we have very little left to go on. And the last few elections back me up.

  72. Cruz is a snake.
    wbb 7:42 Have you any proof?
    —————————-
    I cannot always scroll by criticism of that level, and this time is an exception. I like Cruz enough to be donating monthly as I do Trump and Fiorina. Others also put in a good word for him on the CSPAN call=in last night. Just for balance, I include a bit of the [lousy] transcript from the video – same as one I provided earlier today;

    Beginning at the time stamp below – Jack Heath interrogator has some good observations including positive ones for Cruz. But Jack goes on to compliment Christie. So fair warning there lol.

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?327157-101/open-phones-republican-voters-first-forum
    00:13:45
    JEFF: I AGREED WITH HIM. I THOUGHT CRUZ GAVE A HEARTFELT CLOSE. I THOUGHT RUBIO IS EMOTIONAL. I AM TRYING TO THINK OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES THAT BROKE…
    15:00
    Unidentified Speaker
    >>> GLAD TO BE WITH YOU. MY COMMENT IS THAT I APPRECIATE RAND PAUL AND CRUZ. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO TEBEST ARTICULATE POLICY POINTS FOR THE EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATION…

    You all probably know this: if you go to the link, then scroll transcript to the time specified, the video will play itself from there.

    Well, I thought Ted could use another approving voice. So there it is, and it’s nothing I will burden Big Pink with again.

  73. holdthemaccountable

    I have NO ISSUES with anyone here expressing their opinions or observations about any candidate – including myself – what I said above, as I am sure you realized, was that when we are offered more info, we are not always left with just the INFO –

    we are treated to a synopsis or more.

    I/we can scroll past those I do not want to read. And I do or don’t depending on who I am feeling or how much time I may have. As for the above, there are obviously millions who support Cruz, so to put in another “good word” for his is just fine. As other support HRC, Trump, Paul, etc., I realize many have others in their sights. I respect that. This is America. Still. And just as I don’t care to read all the Cruz Cheerleading stuff, I also don’t care to read all the “troll alert” stuff.

    I just voiced MY opinion on Cruz. Personally, although, as I said, I believe him to be a very smart man, and very adept at debate, recalling and UNDERSTAND facts and positions, I just DO NOT LIKE HIM. TO ME< there is something about him – it's in his face – that reflects a smugness and superiority – reminiscent of Obola – that makes me suspect.

    Support who you want. We all have that right. But the "not burden" statement was a bit theatrical. 😉

  74. “This Iran deal is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence [me],” Schumer said, holding fast to his weeks-long insistence that he’s still in the decision-making stage. One source said the normally thick-skinned senator — who is also feeling the heat from Democrats to back the deal — “exploded” during a meeting last week with about 60 Jewish leaders. Schumer “lost it,” said the source.
    ———-

    Oh give me a fucking break.

    He will not let party, politics or pressure influence his decision on the Iran deal?

    Those three factors are what define and motivate the man.

    Take them away and what have you got?

    Zippo.

    What this backstabbing two faced liar meant to say was:

    I have figured out a way to sell out my constituents and claim plausible deniability.

    When I do so, I will get back to you.

  75. Correction: I have NOT YET figure out a way to sell out my constituents and still claim plausible deniability.

    When I do, I will get back to you.

  76. Wbboei! I thought it was just as accurate in version one!

    Back the AM peeps. I have a long day tomorrow!

    Hillary – wake up!

  77. holdthemaccountable
    August 4, 2015 at 8:35 pm
    ——–
    I think your judgement is very sound.

    I see it the same way.

    You and I are more interested in the root causes of our political dysfunction.

    I call that a principle-agent problem, as discussed above.

  78. And that leads us to prefer politicians who shake the tree, and recognize that the two political parties are, as Lou Dobbs says, two wings of the same bird.

  79. Norma Desmond
    August 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm
    ——-
    The only issue I have with Ted at this point is he took the wrong position on the Trade deal initially.

    He has since corrected that problem.

  80. If Donald Trump is willing and able to put $1 billion into his campaign (matching what Romney spent to lose), then he should get started.

    So far, he’s put in $1.9 million. On July 31st, his campaign had $500,000 cash on hand. A little more than Lincoln Chafee, Rick Santorum, or George Pataki, but more than a mil behind Martin O’Malley. For perspective on a $500,000 cash on hand war chest, Bobby Jindal was sitting on $3.1 million.

    The presumptive Democratic nominee is going live with $2 million ad buys this week. Now that he’s all but wrapped up the Republican nomination, Trump cannot afford to be dark on the air and allow the Dems to define the race. He’s got to match Hillary if he expects to win. It’s the responsibility of the party’s nominee. He’s either got to write the $1 billion check or get cranking on a fundraising operation. And, he’s probably going to have to do it without the Koch or the Bush/Romney/RNC donor networks.

  81. Behind Godfrey’s on-air warmth was a volatile and controlling personality. He insisted that his “Little Godfreys” attend dance and singing classes, believing all should be versatile performers regardless of whether they possessed the aptitude for those disciplines. In meetings with the cast and his staff, he could be abusive and intimidating. CBS historian Robert Metz, in CBS: Reflections in a Bloodshot Eye, quoted Godfrey as having once told cast and staffers, “Remember that many of you are here over the bodies I have personally slain. I have done it before and I can do it again.” He also demanded, though there was no contractual requirement, that his cast members refrain from hiring personal managers or booking agents. He insisted his staff could handle all that. Despite his ability to bring in profits, CBS executives who respected Godfrey professionally disliked him personally, since he often baited them on and off the air, occasionally by name. This included CBS Chairman William Paley.
    ———
    I am getting the impression that what happened to that star of the 1950s is happening now to Megan Kelley. I do not watch television any more. But when I did, Megan struck me as a responsible individual and I said so on this blog. Others here disagreed, and I now believe they were right. I think the change occurred when she got the prime time spot, and at that point, like Arthur Godfrey we began to see not Dr. Jeckle but Mr. Hyde. She has had an ungoing tiff with Huckabee–she calls him fuckabee and he calls her trashy–and as you saw at today’s video she says she is sorry he made it into the top 10 and hopes she is not called upon to introduce him. As Lincoln noted, if you want to test someone’s character, given them power. Make of them a celebrity, and the problem gets much worse. If my perception is correct, then it is Roger Ailes problem not mine. But it bears on the question of how she will comport herself in the debate. There is a rumor floating around that Trump asked Guliani to ask Fox news to tell Megan Kelly to go easy on him—a rumor which all involved deny. It came from the gutter, HuffPo or whoever. However, Donald’s admitted anxiety about the debates my provide some clues. It is never easy to sit in the witness box in a hammer and tongs cross examination. I am not sure how she will handle Cruz, but I have a strong hunch that she will try to pull some shit with Cruz, and it will be interesting to see how he handles it. She brags about practicing law for ten years, but she never clerked for the Chief Justice of the United States, never was a national debate champion at Princeton, never was regarded as one of the top 30 lawyers in the country when she was under 30, so I am not sure her have you stopped beating your wife questions will works so well when she tries them on him. But watch how she handles. I know what it looks like when people go on a power trip. She’s got the mark.

  82. Wbb, I must say I liked Cruz before his TPP vote…I know he changed it, but I worry as to the real reasons he originally was for it. Having to be beholding to Billionaries, it compromises morals.

    Everyone has a price.
    Even the Donald…His family I think, they could get to him by threatening his family.

  83. gonzotx
    August 4, 2015 at 11:27 pm
    ——
    As you may recall, you and I had the same reaction, and it was made worse by the fact that he said he had read the bill.

    It flies in the face of the very thing he stands for–sovereignty, the constitution, etc.

    It could be the case that he simply a politician with foresight who saw the corrupt establishment for what it was, and realized that it had grown so arrogant, so contemptuous, and so sloppy that a day of reckoning could not be far off, so he decided to take the point position and wait for the shit storm which had to come.

    That is an alternative possibility. But on the odds, I think he is a man of honor, and will come through. Call it an article of faith if you like, but everything else I see tells me that he is the man, the moment and the message. If Donald can maintain the momentum, none of what I have said about him will matter. The political class is utterly incapable of solving the nation’s problems. That is what gives Donald presence and when someone says he has no experience as a governor or senator, the public is likely to say, given the failures of the political class, that absence is an asset rather than a liability as it would be in normal times.

  84. I know he changed it, but I worry as to the real reasons he originally was for it.

    He campaigned for the Senate as a strong proponent of free trade, in large part because there are millions of Texas jobs attributable to exports. Texas is a state that is a big winner in free trade. He represents Texas in the Senate. He told them what he would do in Washington and he did what he said.

    BTW, he has not voted on TPP one way or another. As you know, the TPP negotiations in Maui last week failed to produce an agreement so there is no TPP to submit to Congress or vote on, one way or another. He read a draft available with all of the differing positions of the dozen countries noted and said that he saw nothing that wasn’t pretty standard language for prior trade agreements, all of which are available here:

    https://ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements

    He voted for the fast-track authority once and against the fast-track authority the second time it came up. This is the authority to negotiate trade agreements that Presidents have had since FDR.

    If you are dead set against trade agreements and it’s an important issue to you, then Ted Cruz is not your candidate. He has said unambiguously that he is generally in favor of free trade agreements and I have no reason to think he won’t generally do what he says in this area.

    Should a TPP agreement be finalized while he is still a US Senator (not a sure thing), I would expect him to vote for it unless it is an egregiously bad deal for Texas. Texas is huge in agriculture exports and high technology. Both of these sectors are likely to be big winners for the US under the TPP according to all the experts I’ve heard laying out who wins and who loses (the experts all acknowledge there are both winner and loser industries in any trade deal).

    Conversely, Texas would be a huge economic loser should Trump impose the 25% tariff on Mexican products he has promised. Almost certainly, Texas is either #1 or #2 (with California) in the ranking of states benefitting from trade Mexico. Of course, Mexico would immediate impose retaliatory tariffs and Texas’ economy would be hit.

    For example. General Motors builds all of its SUVs in Texas, having closed their plants in Wisconsin and Mexico. Toyota builds all of its full size pickup trucks and half of its midsize pickups in San Antonio (the other half of the midsize trucks are built in Tijuana Mexico). I suspect 25% tariffs would reduce the auto manufacturing in Texas as proximity to Mexico and un-tariffed trade in component parts is a big reason those jobs were relocated to Texas from Wisconsin and Indiana. Tariff wars don’t increase jobs.

  85. Stupid fucking question: if you like him so much why don’t you get out of the race.

    See what I mean?

    She is channeling Arthur Godfrey.

  86. Yup she is a smart ass, determined to have the last word, and cuts off the mike—its over between us—but will continue in 48 hours– she says, a veiled threat.

    That little performance strike me as a little snotty junior high school crap.

    Yea. I’m pretty sure they have got a problem with her.

    I would not be surprised if she is gone after the election.

    We do not need these big media celebrities who think they are the story.

    Its a sickness.

    Do I think that about O’Reilly.

    Yea, he too is an asshole.

    But the difference is he is a pundit, she is a moderator.

  87. But you see how Cruz handles it–he slides off her pointed questions, and makes the points he wants to make. He is unflappable.

    It is hysterical that she and Huckelberry Hound are at eachothers throats.

    All we need is Vince McMahan to do the moderating.

    Roddy Piper, god rest his soul, could have done the color commentary.

    But he alas has slipped the mortal coil.

    The wrestling world is in mourning.

    The only thing that will cheer them up would be a cage match between Kelly and Huck.

  88. If you are dead set against trade agreements and it’s an important issue to you, then Ted Cruz is not your candidate
    ————–
    Nobody I know is dead set against trade agreements.

    But this is one hell of a lot more than a trade agreement.

    You need to familiarize yourself with what Jeff Sessions and others are saying about this.

    https://youtu.be/X6kP6RArs3s

  89. I didn’t have any problem with Kelly’s interview of Cruz. It was spicy. Entertaining. I don’t think she was unfair to Cruz at all.

    I do think that Fox (Kelly, Wallace, and Baier) are going to ask tough gotcha questions of the candidates. They want to make news. I think they will be especially tough on the presumptive nominee. That’s what happens when a candidate has a prohibitive lead. I would hope we all expect a thorough vetting of a President of the United States and are disappointed when the vetting doesn’t occur.

    I think every question will be along the lines of “Which permanent members of the UN Security Council represent the biggest strategic threat to the US?”

    As long as the questions are reasonable, the candidates can’t complain because they are tough or demand detailed knowledge. These guys want to be President of the Unite States. It’s not an NBC reality TV gig….

  90. Levin interviewing Sessions on trade agreements is about like Rachel Maddow interviewing Cecile Rodgers on late-term abortion. High degrees of zealotry all around.

    I like Jeff Sessions, but he’s definitely wearing some tin-foil hats on this issue. At the very least, you are not getting fair and balanced.

  91. local NH political commentator Jack Heath absolutely b-shit over Carly Fiorina snub in the 1st tier debate call. notes she has been all over the NH landscape and Iowa doing the grassroots protocol, whereas Huckabee hasn’t set foot in the state and is granted 1st tier debate status. just another reason why the gopers look like asses. the only (smart, articulate) woman running on the goper ticket and they opt for the hick-a-bee. fox news, what a bunch of fuck-ups.

  92. Support who you want. We all have that right. But the “not burden” statement was a bit theatrical.
    —————————-
    1) Burden. I see your point, but that was not the concern which led me to use it. The dynamics at a blog are a powerful force. When I comment it is less about starting a conversation than it is about planting an idea that some offline, might consider. So I hate it when my comment is the last one for hours, or becomes a projectile getting the conversation which would have occurred here, off track. And thanks for the 😉

    2) Cruz and snake. A crude and undeserved way to criticize him IMO. Earlier in his campaign he said similar things about Hillary, and I contacted his campaign every way I could to object – and followed it up with suspension of money to his campaign.

    But in the end, who are you going to trust to bring US back from far left? We already know Soros will start with the GOP candidate highest up and chip away at him/her until he/she’s gone. Then target the next highest. And that’s how we’ll end up with Joe Biden POTUS.

    I’m in at Twitter with a bunch of conservatives. For the rudest of Hillary tweets some send out, I unfollow them quietly EVEN tho my intent in hanging with them is to get the message of 2008 out and make it as familiar to them as their own names.

    And I fear that the 2016 candidate field will do to the people’s GOP choice, what Dems did to Hillary in January 2008:
    Kerry Endorses Obama as Campaign Goes Nationwide: http://nyti.ms/1nQAEOK.

  93. wbboei
    August 5, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Stupid fucking question: if you like him so much why don’t you get out of the race.

    That was from grammar school. “If you like her/him so much why don’t you marry him/her.”
    It was hilarious in the third grade. She is Murdoch’s pet but I read that Ailes is pushing back on allowing her to act the ass at the debate. He doesn’t want to be stuck with a Candy Crowley or Stephi-dinkus moment on Fox. And her facial mugging is getting really obnoxious.

  94. Kelly was acting a little too excited and animated while on air talking about what she was going to do during the debate yesterday. Like she was going to be the center of attention. She reminded me of Rick “I’m going to pee my pants” Perry during the candidates forum on Monday. All I could think was cocaine is a hell of a drug.

  95. Shadowfax
    August 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm
    Don’t worry Lu, you won’t be the only person voting for our girl. I am mad at her right now, but she will get my vote in the General election where it counts.

    She might get my protest vote for Trump in the primary if she doesn’t get it together though.

    If she really doesn’t come out of this ObamaLoving funk by the General election, I will be in a rage.
    _____________

    I’m right there with ya, Shadow.

    Not to go negative first thing in the AM – bad mojo, but

    FOX News blows! Kelly, O’reilley, Hannity, almost the entire network – a few exceptions apply. Oreilly and Hannity border on pathologically egomaniacal. Hannity is a certifiable nut job. Kelly seems to be all about Kelly.

  96. hwc
    August 5, 2015 at 4:13 am
    I didn’t have any problem with Kelly’s interview of Cruz. It was spicy. Entertaining. I don’t think she was unfair to Cruz at all.

    I do think that Fox (Kelly, Wallace, and Baier) are going to ask tough gotcha questions of the candidates. They want to make news. I think they will be especially tough on the presumptive nominee. That’s what happens when a candidate has a prohibitive lead. I would hope we all expect a thorough vetting of a President of the United States and are disappointed when the vetting doesn’t occur.

    I think every question will be along the lines of “Which permanent members of the UN Security Council represent the biggest strategic threat to the US?”

    As long as the questions are reasonable, the candidates can’t complain because they are tough or demand detailed knowledge. These guys want to be President of the Unite States. It’s not an NBC reality TV gig….
    ——–

    Well, if you like her so much why don’t you marry her.

    If she says no, there is always Judge Judy or some other porcupine.

    Or, we could whistle up Arthur Godfrey.

  97. The word “spicy” made me think of old spice himself Bob Corker who has so mangled the ratification process with his Corker bill, that the Iran deal which is bad for the nation, is likely to become law. It reminds me in some respects of this so called Trade legislation which is a stalking horse for climate change and other left wing pet projects which cannot succeed under a constitutional system, where the people have a say in whether or not they become implement. This is the European model wherein world bureaucrats not the American People make the key decisions. Session has it right. Sadly, all you gotta do is give Congress a book that bears the title Free Trade and they will not bother to read what is in it, but leap to sign it. Sessions is not one of those. He reads things before he votes. In the age of Obama, I reckon that is old fashioned and what some of the illuminati might even call tin foil hat.

  98. Mormaer
    August 5, 2015 at 8:24 am
    wbboei
    August 5, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Stupid fucking question: if you like him so much why don’t you get out of the race.

    That was from grammar school. “If you like her/him so much why don’t you marry him/her.”
    It was hilarious in the third grade. She is Murdoch’s pet but I read that Ailes is pushing back on allowing her to act the ass at the debate. He doesn’t want to be stuck with a Candy Crowley or Stephi-dinkus moment on Fox. And her facial mugging is getting really obnoxious.
    —–
    Very perceptive.

    Same with your excellent point about Trump kicking over the hornets nest, and the elites scattering in all directions after learning that after years of water boarding the fly over people still have one more GFU left in them.

    Its always embarrassing when these people who aim to quantify and commoditize our financial future and approach human affairs with the sense of certainty of an early monastic order find that things do not go exactly as planned. Like the time they had New Hampshire all figured out with their pollsters and they had coordinated with the Obama campaign to play that rap song calling Hillary a bitch, only to discover the polls were wrong. Their reaction in the moment was priceless—deer in the headlight, Russert speechless, acting like he just realized his fly unzipped in front of 120 million people. Instant impasse until Axelrod whispered in Chuck Todds ear these are white voters and they are, ipso facto, racist. And thus begin that seven year busman’s holiday where everything Obama did was grand, and the only time he failed was when racists impeded his progress– toward world government and the death of the middle class.

  99. Megan Kelly always been all about herself…but kept it semi hidden till now. Just imagine what she will be like in two or three years. She may make Hannity and O’Reilly seem like modest little guys. When she starts throwing a football at the end of some segments and selling junk, we’ll know she has arrived.

  100. The FOX approach to these debates is predictable.

    Murdock wants open borders and the status quo.

    Consequently questioning will favor Bush and Rubio.

    It will seek to invalidate Trump and Cruz.

    This may not happen in the first debate.

    But over the course of time that is how it will play out.

    This is not a case of first impression.

    It is how they took down Newt after he won South Carolina.

    Magnifying his mistakes and censoring his more effective moments.

    That is why I am not so keen on Kelly.

    They make too much of this asking tough questions stuff.

    The audience for those dalliances is other media players.

    I come at this from the standpoint of someone who

    Watched all 26 debates, and

    Wrote half a dozen scholarly papers on the issues

    Which were ignored at the time

    And whose warning resonate only now, when it is too late

    So when someone says they will ask tough questions

    My question back to them is will they ask fair questions

    And will the questions be relevant or archane

  101. Makes me wonder whether Kelly herself wasn’t the original source of that rumor that Trump is scared of her.

    Once you become a celebrity it is all about you.

    “The affect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends up killing the victim’s sympathies, a diseased appetite, one can scarcely use expressions too strong to describe the violence of egotism it stimulates”–Henry Adams, grandson of our second president, son of our fifth president–if anyone would know about this on a personal level, surely he would.

  102. I would hope we all expect a thorough vetting of a President of the United States and are disappointed when the vetting doesn’t occur.
    ——-
    Oh.

    Then I must be the exception.

    I do not expect that which will not happen.

    Now, if I could ask the questions . . .

  103. I didn’t think Megans interview with Cruz was that bad, I just question her intelligence sometimes.
    I know she is a lawyer, but there is a drama queen element with her.
    She needs to get rid of the hair weaves too.

  104. Questions like:

    1. Experience has shown that politicians violate their campaign promises, not occasionally but rather routinely, and then look for political cover. I want to know whether you are that kind of politician.

    2. Politicians have their priorities. I want to know what yours are. If there is a conflict between what your donors want, what your party wants and what you have promised your constituents—which of those takes priority. And then give me concrete examples.

    3. You claim that you are a conservative, that you value liberty and favor small government based on the Jeffersonian notion that government is best which governs least. Prove it. Show me where you have fought and bled for those principles.

    Etc.

  105. 2. Politicians have their priorities. I want to know what yours are. If there is a conflict between what your donors want, what your party wants and what you have promised your constituents—which of those takes priority. And then give me concrete examples.
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    THAT is the cutting edge question.

    Most politicians pose as public servants.

    But in the final analysis they are not interested in the general welfare.

    Their main priorities are first, themselves, second their donors, and third the coalitions that comprise their party.

    And we now have the empirical evidence to prove it (infra).

    That evidence establishes the following:

    The elites, i.e. special interests, get their way most of the time.

    The American People, i.e. the general welfare get what they want rarely if ever.

    And it is the political class that ensures that is the case

    http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf

  106. And that is why this malarky about tough questions is just a punch and judy puppet shoe. The problem we have here is systemic. The remedy is to restore a system of checks and balances to a system which has been perverted the tyranny of big money.

  107. Correction: And that is why this malarkey about tough questions is just a Punch and Judy puppet show for children. The problem we have here is systemic. The tyranny of big money. And the result is what we see in the Princeton study above. The remedy is to restore viable checks and balances. Today, the processes of democracy are ritualistic, rather than substantive. It is exactly what Professor Wolin of UCLA described as inverted totalitarianism and managed democracy. And one of its key managers is big media.

    http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9175.html

  108. I wonder if the NH radio guy watched the Chinese water torture of his 14 candidate forum on Monday night? I’m disappointed that I have to sit through ten candidates on Thursday. If you want to blame somebody, blame the parade of egos that jumped into the race who couldn’t get a nomination in their own home states. Blame Santorum, Pataki, Perry, Jindal, Gilmore (whoever that is). Collectively they’ve put the GOP in this position.

    As for campaigning in NH, I know it’s sacrilege, but there are perfertly rational candidates (and some who are not) who have decided that they wouldn’t win the NH primary if they brought a pop up camper and lived in the new Hookset Plaza from now until January. I don’t think that’s a criteria for national debates.

    Nobody has been more impressed with Carly Fiorina’s stump speeches than I have. I think I singled her out for praise when I sat through the first round of stump speeches and described them here months ago. The reality is, however, that she is at 1% in the polls, getting thumped by Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum.

    Nobody hates Huckabee more than I do. I actually turn the TV off whenever I hear his voice. But, give the man his due, he has 100% of the Branson, Missouri vote and that puts him fourth in the national polling.

    Don’t cry for Fiorina. One of the Cruz SuperPACs just transferred $500,000 to her SuperPac to keep her in the race. She got the coveted invite to the Koch summit,that other candidates would die for. She’s not going to get the Presidential candidate, but she’s going to be a voice in this process. Right now, I would put her in the top three or four VP candidates (which had to be her realistic goal).

  109. foxyladi14
    August 5, 2015 at 11:39 am
    Scary !!! Just how many
    low information voters.
    There are out there. 😯
    ——
    You could say that.

    Or you could say they are a direct reflection on the current state of public education in this country.

    Thanks to the ACLU and teachers union and government bureaucrats.

  110. hwc
    August 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm
    ——–
    I like Carly as well.

    And so do conservatives I know.

    But your animus toward Huckleberry Hound

    That is a tough one for me to fathom

    What is wrong with mixing religion and politics

    It works for the Ayatollah.

    And when he is not calling successful women trashy

    He’s a nice homespun sort of guy

    A cub scout master.

    Kelly thinks he is a retrograde, not campy, antediluvian kind of guy

    Who does not like thoroughly modern millstone

    Like Luchesse capo Paul Vario used to say: hey, what are ya gonnan do

    You want I should wack them

    No Paul. Down boy down.

    I think this is a job for Vince McMahon.

    Or maybe Linda.

  111. behind on the comments but wanted to say this:

    “hwc
    August 4, 2015 at 10:36 pm
    If Donald Trump is willing and able to put $1 billion into his campaign (matching what Romney spent to lose), then he should get started.”

    are you nuts trump has the media pumping him 24-7 if he puts up any political ads it will be too much.
    why should he waste time and money on publicity he doesn’t need right now.
    feed the public too much they get full and go to sleep.

    let social media and party rebellion work its magic.
    remember a bunch of the center leaning democrats are protrump and this is not being reported on much… or polled.

    trump has much more support than is currently being reported.

    “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been mocked, vilified, dismissed, and had his supporters described as “crazies” and yet it would seem each attack upon his campaign has only strengthened it.”
    worth keeping an eye one: http://dcwhispers.com/category/dc-whispers/#lSiyVbqvp0Q9CCYS.99
    http://dcwhispers.com/category/dc-whispers/

  112. Just trying to watch that video with Megan and Cruz above reassures me that not watching FoxNew since 2012 was the right decision.

    Megan went from Barbie lite to a nasty woman.

    (Megan) [paraphrasing]

    “You met with Trump, what did you talk about? …If you like him so well, why don’t you just drop out of the race and let him run?”


    That’s just nasty and stupid. Then OneDrop comes on and talks like a lunatic.

  113. Wbb

    wbboei
    August 5, 2015 at 3:30 am


    I just saw your post and see we thought the same thing about Megan.

  114. hwc: since you do not like Huckabee . . .

    I have gotta ask how well does Santorum sit with you?

    If I needed one more reason to not watch tv he would be it

    Roger Simon claims that behind the facade he is an asshole.

    He might be on to something.

  115. How weird will it be for people like Sweaters and Carly…they thought they were running for President, and now they are out…

    Do they formally resign or just fade to black?

  116. Funny, (not really) this email just came through:

    Thursday is the first Republican Presidential Debate (yep, already). Here’s your to-do list to be prepared:

    Stock up on soft projectiles to hurl at your television to give your jeering some attitude (marshmallows get the job done).

    Make sure your phone has a full charge so you can tweet about the dangerous policies that candidates like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Scott Walker are proposing. My comment: (Trump is missing from this list, interesting…)

    Sign up for The Briefing — our campaign’s rapid response list — so you can be the first to know exactly how we’re responding to all the insane things the Republicans say.

    They’re going to throw a lot of lies at Hillary (they always do), and my team will generate hard-hitting rapid response videos, infographics and more to fight back. We need your help to make sure the facts get out into the world, because you and I both know people have a way of accepting the lies as truth — unless they’re told otherwise.

    Christina Reynolds
    Director of Rapid Response
    Hillary for America

  117. are you nuts trump has the media pumping him 24-7 if he puts up any political ads it will be too much.

    I didn’t say that Trump should start running ads this week, although now that he’s locked up the nomination, he needs to begin preparing the battlefield for the general election. That’s his responsibility as the presumptive nominee.

    What I really was highlightings is that, unless he is prepared to write a $1 billion check, he needs to immediately put a fundraising apparatus in place. Under the best of circumstances, raising $1 billion to compete against the Dems is a daunting task. He can’t wait. Hillary already has raised $68 million. His $1.9 million won’t go far. With limited support from the major donors in the Koch and Bush/Romney/RNC orbits, the fundraising will be even more time consuming for Trump as he will be relying on smaller donors.

  118. If Huck is a snake’s belly, Santorum is even lower. He is the most unctuous grating sanctimonious fool who has zero message discipline. Asked about abortion the other night (a perfect opportunity for a highly popular Planned Parenthood answer), he dived in and started railing about gay marriage. What the hell?

  119. Do they formally resign or just fade to black?

    There’s going to be a lot of campaigns fading to black on the GOP side. It’s a very strong field with some serious funding at the top of the pack. A lot of the hopefuls are in line for a warm handshake and some lovely parting gifts.

    Hardly a surprise. 6 to 8 of them had no business even getting in the race. I mean, did anyone seriously think Rick Perry or Santorum would be a contender? Some candidates (Huck, Carson, Fiorina, Jindal….) weren’t actually running for the Presidential nomination, but for other goals. That’s fine for now.

    Huckabee’s $3.6 million SuperPac is funded by one $3 million donor and one $500,000 donor. He’s not going to be the nominee. Ben Carson is not going to be the nominee.

  120. Sign up for The Briefing — our campaign’s rapid response list — so you can be the first to know exactly how we’re responding to all the insane things the Republicans say.
    ——–
    Translation: this is not a Hillary production. It is an Obama production. And what it says is this: watch but do not think. You did not go to Harvard, ergo you are not up to thinking for yourself. We will do your thinking for you. And we will supply the talking points. You must follow them to the letter. We want bots.

    https://youtu.be/8CtjhWhw2I8

  121. Stock up on soft projectiles to hurl at your television to give your jeering some attitude (marshmallows get the job done).
    ———-
    Absolutely.

    Bring out the Animal Farm in them.

    Send them into the streets wild eyed parroting your talking points.

    Flash mobs, jingoism, controlled media etc.

    The colors revolution all over again.

  122. I mean, did anyone seriously think Rick Perry or Santorum would be a contender?
    ———-
    Perry has loftier goals.

    They are doing a fifth remake of the movie Superman.

    Perry is auditioning for the role of Clark Kent, which explains those black horn rimmed glasses.

    And you thought they were just a prop to make him look studious and intellectual.

  123. “…I didn’t think Megans interview with Cruz was that bad, I just question her intelligence sometimes.
    I know she is a lawyer, but there is a drama queen element with her.
    She needs to get rid of the hair weaves too…”
    ========================

    Gonzotx, she started out somewhat objective, but became full of herself as her star rose. She is a Hillary hater and not nearly as intelligent as some think. The smartest thing she did do, however, was to stop practicing law and make millions at Fox with her bleached blonde hair and pouting face.

  124. Let’s use a fair standard. What is Megyn Kelly up against?

    Brian Williams?
    Lester Holt?
    George Stephanopolis?
    Chuck Todd?
    Wolf Blitzer?
    Andrea Mitchell?
    Rachel Maddow?

  125. Why do I think one of the better debaters in Republican field might take issue with the “overheating rhetoric” of being accused of aligning with Iranian hardliners?

  126. Not since the last Red Scare has the price of speaking out been so high. In the 1950s, it was dangerous to spout Marxist foolishness. Today, the most dangerous ideas are the historical, biological, and moral truths that men such as Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, and your grandparents took for granted.
    ———-
    This is an interesting article. However, the conclusion does not follow from the premises. His contention is that the country we inherited cannot survive without white stock. I think the critical factor is not white stock but white culture. That is what needs to survive. I have seen too many white people who do not believe in the culture of this nation, and too many non-white people who do believe in it to agree that race is the thing. So my conclusion is not that it is racist but that it is wrong. If the authors conclusion is true, how do you explain Tom Sowell, Ben Carson, and so many others.

    Once you understand culture not race is the thing, you will appreciate just how insane it is to allow illegal immigration. Its not the color its the culture they bring with them that is the problem. The left wants to destroy white culture and that is why they play the race card–and the cuckservatives run for the bomb shelter.

    That is why illegal immigration must be prevented. Furthermore, if legal immigration is to be workable, it must provided for a period of culturalization. The message to should be it is not enough for you to want to come to this country to improve your economic lot. You must be prepared to leave the old culture behind and embrace the dominant culture of this nation, which is founded in western European values and heritage. If you cannot make that commitment, then we value you as a human being, but beyond that we don’t want you–or your family. We do not need more ghettos, barios, crime, claims on our safety nets, etc. We have quite enough of them now, thank you.

    http://www.amren.com/news/2015/07/an-open-letter-to-cuckservatives/

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