Jack & Squat Commander-In-Chief trades Blood for Votes; Obama delays troop reinforcements until after governor races

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This is the politician who campaigned as the ‘Hope and Change’ candidate and who, as president, is the Jack and Squat Commander-In-Chief.

Couple the two upcoming elections for governors of New Jersey and Virginia on November 7, 2009 with the delay of announcing a decision to send in troop reinforcements for the US Armed Forces going in harm’s way in Afghanistan and what do you have?

…a President …a Commander In Chief …putting DEM Party Politics ahead of American Lives by delaying badly needed troop reinforcements for our troops fighting a losing battle in Afghanistan.

Obama knows he has no choice but to comply with the increase of troops or pull Amrican troops out of Afghanistan.

Obama knows the increase in troop levels will piss off his Liberal Base, who judges Obama by what he does and does not do to promote their Left Wing Party Ambitions.

To preserve his liberal currency, what does Obama do?

He plays Liberal politics with the blood of our sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, Mothers and Fathers… who are pleading for help …who need reinforcements …all weighted against a couple of governor elections the DEMS want to win AT ANY COST.

Remember this folks…

Jon Corzine taps Obama Pixie-Dust to get himself elected governor of New Jersey

President Obama had nothing but kind words during a stop in New Jersey to support Gov. Corzine, who is locked in a bitter re-election campaign.

President Obama jetted into New Jersey Wednesday night to deliver a message to recession-battered voters: Gov. Jon Corzine feels your pain.

Creigh Deeds taps Obama Pixie-Dust to get himself elected governor of Virginia

Obama will campaign with Deeds on this coming Tuesday.

Early in the campaign, Deeds, who is from rural Southwest Virginia, appeared uneasy wholly embracing the president. But, as he lags in the polls behind Republican Bob McDonnell by an average of five to 10 percentage points consistently, to have a chance his campaign must do all it can to try and run up the score in Northern Virginia and heavily African-American Hampton Roads — both areas where Obama’s popular.


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160 Responses to Jack & Squat Commander-In-Chief trades Blood for Votes; Obama delays troop reinforcements until after governor races

  1. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  2. samhenry says:

    I don’t know where you found this info on Obama but it is just plain beyond belief. As of last night he was waiting for smething else which I forget because there have been so many excuses.

    I think he is a cross-dresser. One day he is saying “Let me be clear,” the next he is wearing a fool’s costume with no room for balls, and the next he is wearing the sack cloth (sp) of a penitent. Will the real Barack Obama please come out of the closet?
    Excellent post. Got me hoppin’ mad!

  3. samhenry says:

    OMG, “duck and cover” it’s FOX. Good morning cannonmeister 🙂

  4. samhenry says:

    Just think of Obama in the field attempting to lead the troops:

    Column halt. At ease. Sorry men but I just want to check the polls before we strategize and then attack. Blood shed during indecisive moments is really the fault of the Bush Administration so we can afford to wait for the right time.

  5. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Foxwood!

  6. VotingFemale says:

    the man is unworthy of licking the boots of the US Military…

    samhenry says

    I don’t know where you found this info on Obama but it is just plain beyond belief. As of last night he was waiting for smething else which I forget because there have been so many excuses.

    I think he is a cross-dresser. One day he is saying “Let me be clear,” the next he is wearing a fool’s costume with no room for balls, and the next he is wearing the sack cloth (sp) of a penitent. Will the real Barack Obama please come out of the closet?
    Excellent post. Got me hoppin’ mad!

  7. samhenry says:

    Meanwhile, L’abamba is in his office practicing South American dance moves toward the day he will again embrace Chavez .

  8. samiam60 says:

    Good morning VF, Foxwood and SamH.

    Is my computer acting up or is the comments in bold print?


    Do I need another cup of coffee?

  9. Foxwood says:

    I just thought it was my computer Sami.

  10. Foxwood says:

    Morning Sam, Sam, VF!

  11. samiam60 says:


    Obama Compares Fox News to Talk Radio, Says He’s Not ‘Losing Sleep’ Over Controversy
    Several top White House advisers have gone on other channels to criticize Fox News’ coverage of the administration

    President Obama spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday about his administration’s portrayal of Fox News as an illegitimate news organization — only to say he’s not “losing sleep” over the controversy.

    Obama, in an interview with NBC, at first attempted to deflect a question about the White House’s criticism of Fox News, saying “the American people are a lot more interested in what we’re doing to create jobs or how we’re handling the situation in Afghanistan.”

    The interviewer then pressed, noting that Obama’s advisers have targeted the network openly.

    “I think that what our advisers simply said is, is that we are going to take media as it comes,” Obama said. “And if media is operating, basically, as a talk radio format, then that’s one thing. And if it’s operating as a news outlet than that’s another. But it’s not something I’m losing a lot of sleep over.”

    Several top White House advisers have gone on other channels to criticize Fox News’ coverage of the administration, dismiss the network as the mouthpiece of the Republican Party and urge other news organizations not to treat Fox News as a legitimate news station.

    And on Tuesday, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said White House officials “render (that) opinion based on some their coverage and the fairness of that coverage.”

    But asked how Fox News was different from other news organizations, Gibbs mentioned the channel’s 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows, in an explicit reference to “Beck” and “Hannity” — even though those two shows represent opinion programming.

    Informed that those hours are for opinion programming, Gibbs said: “That is our opinion.”

    Michael Clemente, senior vice president of news for Fox News, issued a statement Tuesday defending the company.

    “Hundreds of journalists come to work each day at Fox News all deeply committed to their craft. It’s disappointing that the White House would be so dismissive of their fine work and continue their vengeful war against a news organization,” he said.

  12. samiam60 says:

    WHAH, WHAH, I not loosing any sleep over all the corruption Fox News is giving the Country.



  13. samiam60 says:

    Obama to Fox News: I am taking my marbles and going home.

    Fox News to Obama: What marbles?

  14. VotingFemale says:

    Obama is using the Nov 7 runoff election in Afghanistan as a smoke screen excuse to cover his real intentions of helping elect DEM governors on Nov 7 by not offending the sensivitivies of DEM Voters in those two states during a Governor campaign.

    Regardless of any elections of anyone in Afghanistan or Virginia or New Jersey… our troops have needed reinforcements for many months or should have already started pulling out of Afghanistan.

  15. VotingFemale says:

    U.S. President Barack Obama says he may make a decision on a revised Afghan strategy before that country’s runoff presidential election on November 7. But Mr. Obama also says an announcement may wait until after the votes are in.
    The president has held a series of lengthy closed door meetings with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Critics have alleged he is dragging out the decision-making process and needlessly putting American troops in danger.

    from: http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-10-22-voa1.cfm

  16. VotingFemale says:


    samiam60 says

    Obama to Fox News: I am taking my marbles and going home.

    Fox News to Obama: What marbles?

  17. VotingFemale says:

    Obama to Fox News: I will use the full force of the office of president to destroy you.

    FOX News to Obama: Can I quote you on that? The American Public will be interested in that 😀

  18. samiam60 says:

    I am smelling something bigger behind the scene’s in this Afhganistan situation. I am thinking there is something of importance going on and Obama is waiting it out knowing the outcome will make him look like a hero to the American People. imo

  19. samhenry says:

    “closed door”is the operative phrase in this Administration. Also closed minds.

  20. Foxwood says:

    Obutthole to Fox News:”I can’t believe your calling all of my associates Communists!”

    Fox News to Obutthole:”Are you a Communist?”

  21. samiam60 says:

    I think “Back Door” might be Obama’s theme.

  22. VotingFemale says:

    Obama to FOX News: Thou shall only report one point of view… MY Point of View

    FOX News to Obama: F U and your POV

  23. samiam60 says:

    If Obama can prove he is a Deity will he still need to produce a Birth Certificate?

  24. samhenry says:

    Ah, but first Obama has to spend at least a month deciding what his views will be and what the polls at the ready.

  25. samiam60 says:

    Fox News to Obama: How’s your Acorn’s hanging?

    Obama to Fox News: You guys are nuts.

  26. VotingFemale says:

    Obama walks a tight rope between voters on the left and voters on the right. If he were not scared of these governor races and the races on 2010 and 2012 we would see no concern for pandering to anyone but himself.

  27. samhenry says:

    Cat has said:

    If he were not scared of these governor races and the races on 2010 and 2012 we would see no concern for pandering to anyone but himself.

    Does this mean we will have to wait until he is out of office to get our answer on the troop levels for afghanistan

  28. samiam60 says:


  29. Foxwood says:

    Speaking of ACORN… Another tape it out.

  30. VotingFemale says:

    This scares the crap out of the Chosen One…

    Rasmussen Polls Obama Job Approval Index:

    as of 10/21/2009 (today’s numbers not yet posted)

    Approval Index = -13

    Strongly Approve = 27%

    Strongly Disapprove = 40%

    Total Approve = 47%

    Total Disapprove = 53%

    This is why FOX News, by outing the Chosen One as a collector of Radical Communists for his Administration, yet denies he is anything more than a Moderate, scares the snot out of Obama. These Radical Communists just added to the Radical Communists he paled around with before running for president …and was forced to throw under the bus because of public opinion.

  31. samiam60 says:

    I see a Crying Obama blog coming.

  32. Foxwood says:

    The koolaid drinkers have drank so much they can’t see it. You can tell they are drinkers because their eyes are purple. Affects the vision.

  33. samhenry says:

    This is the song Obama will be singing in 2012

  34. VotingFemale says:

    from American Spectator

    The Obama Administration’s Inner Mao

    By George Neumayr on 10.22.09 @ 6:09AM

    White House Communications Director Anita Dunn says that her comment about Chairman Mao as one of her “favorite political philosophers” has been badly distorted. Perhaps she meant to say that Mao is one of her favorite media strategists.

    It is telling what Dunn regards as a reassuring defense: that she was only extolling Mao’s can-do attitude and that her admiration for it came from Lee Atwater. “The Mao quote is one I picked up from the late Republican strategist,” she said. So now the reviled creator of the Willie Horton ad is someone Democrats feel they can safely hide behind?

    According to Dunn, she was simply telling the high school graduates to imitate Mao’s means, not his ends. Boy, what a relief. After all, his means were so blameless. “Figure out how to do things that have never been done before,” she told the students. And how did Mao accomplish that again? By killing 40 to 60 million people?

    What might be called dilettantish socialism, of which Dunn’s bizarre graduation speech is a species (she thought it “ironic” to couple a mass-murderer with Mother Teresa in her motivational remarks to the graduates), is a recurring problem in this administration, and an expected one given that it reflects the sensibility of the boss.

    Pressed by “Joe the Plumber” on the purpose of taxation, Obama fell back on the Marxist fragment “to spread the wealth around.” His memoirs contain an oblique mention of a Marxist mentor. He learned his community organizing from Saul Alinsky and his liberation theology from Jeremiah Wright. He blurbed one of the books of a Marxist terrorist and “educator,” Bill Ayers. And until recently, he was stocking his administration with figures like Van Jones, who openly talked of environmentalism as a tool of Marxist change.

    That his communications director holds up Mao as a quote-worthy “political philosopher” fits into this picture nicely. And it is appropriate since White House aides are if nothing else pursuing a Maoist media strategy: control debates by trying to ban opponents from them. His press secretary Robert Gibbs even offered a Maoist-style take on Fox: it is motivated by “profit.” Why would a company be trying to make profit? Perhaps its property should be confiscated.

    But some reliable liberals are finding this Maoist media strategy a little too transparent for their taste. Dunn’s anti-Fox antics were so ham-handed that not even Helen Thomas or Eugene Robinson on MSNBC could bring themselves to defend them.

    It looked like a tired reprisal of an earlier popped trial balloon: Rahm Emanuel’s unleashing of Paul Begala and James Carville in February on Rush Limbaugh in the hopes of driving a wedge between conservatives and moderate Republicans. That just increased Rush’s profile and boomeranged back on Michael Steele.

    Begala and Carville had been chosen for the task because they were outside the administration; Dunn, according to press accounts, was chosen for this one because she is an “interim” communications director and will soon be gone.

    Fox is a “wing of the Republican party,” declared Dunn. If that is true, does that make ABC the “west wing of the Democratic party”? Dunn can walk down the hall and chat about media bias with Linda Douglass, the ABC reporter turned Obama press aide.

    And what about MSNBC? To use Howard Dean’s phrase, it appears these days to be the Democratic wing of the Democratic party. The vast left-wing conspiracy has never been stronger. But to a Maoist, a ninety-percent-Democratic press corps just isn’t good enough.

  35. samhenry says:


    I don’t know if you were educated in our country but Chairman Mao pales with comparison with the fact that those embattled farmers at Concord, Washington Crossing the Delaware, all were the result of people believing in what they were doing, making decisions and acting on them under overwhelming odds.

    Your argument has no merit.

  36. samhenry says:

    The biggest decision Washington made was to lay his sword aside and function as a civil authority. Who in China or South America could have done that?

  37. VotingFemale says:

    On the Communist efforts to derail Sarah Palin’s coming book by pubishing a knock off look alike book…

    I found this comment on the subject to hit the nail on the head…

    CC in AZ · 7 hours ago
    They will lose their butts on this. People have been pre-ordering Sarah’s book for weeks. Conservatives are too intelligent to buy the knockoff and liberals too shy to have a picture of Sarah in their hands. The printing costs will destroy the liberal idiots. JMHO

  38. VotingFemale says:

    yet Obama was quick to claim credit for three Somali pirate thugs getting head shot who were holding an American Captain Hostage…

    SamHenry says
    The biggest decision Washington made was to lay his sword aside and function as a civil authority

  39. VotingFemale says:

    DEM Voter Fraud can only influence a close race… to defeat them requires a large enough vote margin to overcome voter fraud.

  40. boudicabpi says:

    This is a lot more urgent than the Obamacare bill that they are trying to ram as quickly as possible down our throats. He is a despicable excuse for a human.

  41. Foxwood says:

    Obutthole’s in a Frenzy!

  42. samhenry says:

    Cat has said about Obama compared with General Washington who lay aside his sword:

    yet Obama was quick to claim credit for three Somali pirate thugs getting head shot who were holding an American Captain Hostage…

    Well, he was not fully educated in this country so what does he know about this issue.

    Further, he wants to become a dictator. See how easily he gave tis order.

  43. samhenry says:

    Time to go below decks to my bunk and catch a few Sarah Palin winks.


  44. VotingFemale says:

    A matter of DEM Political Priorities over the necessary priorities of this country…

    boudicabpi says

    This is a lot more urgent than the Obamacare bill that they are trying to ram as quickly as possible down our throats. He is a despicable excuse for a human.

  45. VotingFemale says:

    see you after your nap, SamH

  46. VotingFemale says:

    Barack Obama – Super Star,
    who in the f do you think you are?

  47. samiam60 says:

    New Unemployment Claims Rise More Than Expected to 531,000
    The Labor Department said new jobless claims rose to a seasonally adjusted 531,000 last week, from an upwardly revised 520,000 the previous week. Wall Street economists had expected only a slight increase, according to Thomson Reuters.

    WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, after falling in five of the past six weeks, as employers remain reluctant to hire even with the economy showing signs of recovery.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that new jobless claims rose to a seasonally adjusted 531,000 last week, from an upwardly revised 520,000 the previous week. Wall Street economists had expected only a slight increase, according to Thomson Reuters.

    Economists closely watch initial claims, which are considered a gauge of layoffs and an indication of companies’ willingness to hire new workers.

    The four-week average of claims, which smooths out fluctuations, fell slightly to 532,250, the lowest since mid-January and about 125,000 below the peak for the recession, reached this spring. But claims remain well above the 325,000 that economists say is consistent with a healthy economy.

    The number of people continuing to claim benefits did drop for the fifth straight week to 5.9 million, from just over 6 million. The figures on continuing claims lag initial claims by a week.

    Many recipients are moving onto extended benefit programs approved by Congress in response to the recession, which began in December 2007 and is the worst since the 1930s. Those extensions add up to 53 weeks of benefits on top of the 26 typically provided by the states.

    When those programs are included, the total number of recipients dropped to 8.8 million in the week ending Oct. 3, the latest data available, down about 50,000 from the previous week. That decline is likely due to recipients running out of benefits, rather than finding jobs, economists say.

    Many analysts expect the economy grew as much as 3 percent in the July-September quarter, but employers are reluctant to hire as they wait to see if such growth can be maintained.

    The unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in September from 9.7 percent, the department said earlier this month, as employers cut 263,000 jobs. The recession has eliminated a net total of 7.2 million jobs.

    More job cuts were announced this week. Sun Microsystems Inc. said it plans to eliminate up to 3,000 jobs, or 10 percent of its worldwide work force, as it awaits a takeover by Oracle Corp., a deal being held up by antitrust regulators in Europe.

    Among the states, Florida had the largest increase in claims, with 9,976, which it attributed to layoffs in the construction, service, manufacturing and agriculture industries. New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Arkansas had the next largest increases. The state data lag initial claims by one week.

    California reported the largest drop in claims, down 7,062, which it attributed to fewer layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.Tennessee, Maine and Nebraska also reported decreases.


  48. samiam60 says:

    Pay Czar Feinberg, Not Obama, Behind Decision to Slash Executive Pay
    White House pay czar Kenneth Feinberg did not seek President Obama’s approval to order steep pay cuts from bailed-out executives.

    White House pay czar Kenneth Feinberg was the driving force behind the move to order steep pay cuts from bailed-out executives, and did not even seek the president’s approval before making his decision.

    The Treasury Department is expected to formally announce in the next few days a plan to slash annual salaries by about 90 percent from last year for the 25 highest-paid executives at the seven companies that received the most from the Wall Street bailout. Total compensation for the top executives at the firms would decline, on average, by about 50 percent.

    The sweeping decision, though, came from Feinberg and not from President Obama.

    One official told Fox News that Feinberg from the start had the independent authority to work with companies and make such a call. Obama was never required to sign off before final decisions were made.

    On Thursday, the chairwoman of the panel that oversees the $700 billion federal bailout fund said the Obama administration is serious about the new plan. In an interview, Elizabeth Warren said reports of pending slashes in executive salaries are “real.”

    “It’s real in the sense that it says, ‘Guys, you have to understand that you can’t party on like it’s 2007. If you’re going to take taxpayer dollars, then the game has to change. In that sense it’s real,'” she said on CBS’ “The Early Show.”

    The seven affected companies are: Bank of America, American International Group, Citigroup, General Motors, GMAC, Chrysler and Chrysler Financial.

    Smaller companies and those that have repaid the bailout money, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., are not affected.

    Treasury said that Feinberg scheduled a news conference at the department to discuss the matter Thursday afternoon.

    Under the plan, at the financial products division of AIG, the giant insurance company which has received taxpayer assistance valued at more than $180 billion, no top executive will receive more than $200,000 in total compensation, one person familiar with Feinberg’s plan said.

    The administration also will warn AIG that it must fulfill a commitment to significantly reduce the $198 million in bonuses promised to employees in its financial services division, the arm of the company whose risky trades caused its downfall.

    The pay restrictions for all seven companies will require any executive seeking more than $25,000 in special benefits — things such as country club memberships, private planes and company cars — to get permission for those perks from the government.

    Feinberg’s decisions on pay come after administration officials voiced sharp criticism in recent days of the plans of Wall Street firms to pay huge bonuses at a time when the country is still coping with rising unemployment and the effects of the recession.

    It was unclear exactly how much the executives would be allowed to make, or how that would be determined. Each case is being handled individually, and no details were available on how the calculations were being made.

    Tom Wilkinson, a GM spokesman, said Wednesday that the auto company was “currently in discussions with Mr. Feinberg’s office regarding executive compensation. We will have further information once those discussions have concluded.”

    Gina Proia, a spokeswoman for GMAC, said the finance company has “been working on a proposal that aims at embodying the principles set forth for compensation along with balancing the need to retain critical talent necessary to execute our turnaround. Until we receive notification about that plan, we have no further comment.”

    Chrysler Group issued a similar statement.


  49. samiam60 says:

    Here is the Key to this story;

    White House pay czar Kenneth Feinberg did not seek President Obama’s approval to order steep pay cuts from bailed-out executives.

  50. samiam60 says:

    Cheney hammers ‘afraid’ Obama on national security

    (CNN) – After a summer in which Dick Cheney dialed back his attacks on President Obama’s national security polices, the former vice president told a conservative gathering Wednesday that the Obama administration had damaged America’s relationship with key allies, dangerously wavered in Afghanistan, undermined progress in Iraq, and intentionally sabotaged the Bush administration’s national security legacy.

    In the hard-hitting and wide-ranging speech at Center for Security policy, Cheney targeted the new administration’s decision-making process on how to proceed in Afghanistan, saying Obama has failed to give troops on the ground a clear mission or defined goals, and appeared “afraid to make a decision.”

    “The White House must stop dithering while America’s armed forces are in danger,” Cheney said. “Make no mistake, signals of indecision out of Washington hurt our allies and embolden our adversaries.”

    Cheney also targeted White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who suggested to CNN’s John King on “State of the Union” on Sunday that the previous administration had failed to adequately assess conditions in Afghanistan before committing troops there.


  51. Foxwood says:

    Got busy, The point of the song being, are the governors getting blood money or maybe blood endorsement.

  52. samiam60 says:

    Duncan to call for change in teachers’ education

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is expected to push for reforms in how teachers are taught when he speaks at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York on Thursday.
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan is expected to say colleges profit from education schools but reinvest little.

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan is expected to say colleges profit from education schools but reinvest little.

    According to advanced quotes released by the U.S. Department of Education, he will say that “schools, colleges and departments of education are doing a mediocre job of preparing teachers for the realities of the 21st-century classroom.” He will call for a “revolutionary” change in teacher preparation programs.

    Duncan estimates that about 200,000 new teachers will enter U.S. school systems annually.

    “Schools of education have been renowned for being cash cows for universities,” Duncan will say, according to his released remarks. “The large enrollment in education schools and their relatively low overhead have made them profit centers.”

    Duncan will say that universities divert the profits from education schools to other departments while doing little to invest in educational research and clinical training.

    Duncan has focused on teacher accountability since he took office in January. Under the criteria to receive stimulus money under the Department of Education’s Race to the Top program, states that link student achievement data to teacher evaluations will be rewarded.


  53. Foxwood says:

    Is the Government listening to you? They have the technology.


    OnStar Ends Its First Carjacking

    Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2009 10:54:30 CDT | by Robert Evans

    OnStar is a pretty neat little service. For a (somewhat steep) installation fee, plus a monthly service charge, you gain remote control of your vehicle and crash assistance in the event of an accident. It’s one of those programs that sounds awesome, but isn’t quite cheap enough yet to have attained widespread adoption. After this most recent news, though, I think OnStar will probably see a bit of a spike in sales.

    On Sunday, October 18, a man with a shotgun carjacked a 2009 Chevy Tahoe, leaving its driver and his passenger stranded. Normally this would be followed by a call to the police and several days of fruitless, car-less waiting while the jacker sold your vehicle to a chop shop and spent the proceeds on crystal meth and prostitutes. Thanks to OnStar though, that’s not how this altercation ended. (Engadget)

    You can watch the full news video over at Engadget, or read the official press-release here for more details. To make a long story short; OnStar shut down the car while the jacker was making his get-away. The vehicle was recaptured by police within 16 minutes of being stolen, and the carjacker was chased into a residential pool and arrested. All in all, that’s just about the best way a situation like this can end.

    When OnStar and services like it get cheap enough to become ubiquitous (if that ever happens) we could be looking at a new dark age for carjackers everywhere. With this new service, their old tactics become almost useless. Unless the thief is able to somehow disable your OnStar in a matter of minutes, he isn’t going to be able to make much of a get-away at all.

  54. Foxwood says:

    “According to advanced quotes released by the U.S. Department of Education, he will say that “schools, colleges and departments of education are doing a mediocre job of preparing teachers for the realities of the 21st-century classroom.””

    Like worshiping the government? Like marching in lock step?

    “He will call for a “revolutionary” change in teacher preparation programs.”

    Commie incodoctrination?

    “Duncan estimates that about 200,000 new teachers will enter U.S. school systems annually.”

    The more to indoctrinate you with, my little pretty!

  55. VotingFemale says:

    Pay Czar Feinberg makes decisions independent of Obama?

    That is wrong for a lot ofreasons… one, Feinberg is an advisor not a policy maker.

    Two, no one does squat what Obama doesn’t say so.

  56. VotingFemale says:

    Brainwashing and intimidation…

    You vill do as ve say and you vill like it or else.

    Fowood says

    “He will call for a “revolutionary” change in teacher preparation programs.”

  57. VotingFemale says:

    I think it is key that the governors races in VA and NJ go the GOP route…

    It will, in my opinion, give obutthole reason to stop his tipping the boat to the communism for fear america will reset him and his party like a nest of cockroaches.

  58. VotingFemale says:

    Whether the White House’s “war” against Fox News is a ruse to divert attention from President Barack Obama’s plummeting poll numbers and unfavorable policies, or an all-out attack to exclude Fox News from the White House press pool, the self-proclaimed government “watch dogs” are virtually AWOL or turncoats.

    The leading exception, ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, had the following exchange with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Oct. 20:

    Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –


    Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.

    Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” How are they any different from, say –

    Gibbs: ABC –

    Tapper: ABC. MSNBC. Univision. I mean how are they any different?

    Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 o’clock tonight. Or 5 o’clock this afternoon.

    Tapper: I’m not talking about their opinion programming or issues you have with certain reports. I’m talking about saying thousands of individuals who work for a media organization, do not work for a “news organization” — why is that appropriate for the White House to say?

    Gibbs: That’s our opinion.

    Fox News responded to the Tapper/Gibbs exchange Oct. 20:

    The White House also appeared to stand by its effort to urge other networks to isolate and alienate the channel. Gibbs said Tuesday that it’s up to the White House Correspondents Association to decide whether Fox News should continue to be part of the White House pool which covers President Obama.

    “I’m not going to delineate for the White House Correspondents Association how the pool is conducted. That’s not my job,” he said.

    While the attack on Fox has escaped none of the media’s notice, they are either silent or focusing solely on the negative consequences for Obama rather than any threat to freedom of the press by the administration. Also missing is acknowledgement that the media as a whole lean left, sometimes rabidly so.

    Newsweek columnist Jacob Weisberg is playing “ethical” lead shark for Obama by ratcheting up the attack: “Fox News isn’t just bad. It’s un-American.”

    Whether the White House engages with Fox is a tactical political question. Whether we journalists continue to do so is an ethical one. By appearing on Fox, reporters validate its propaganda values and help to undermine the role of legitimate news organizations. Respectable journalists-I’m talking to you, Mara Liasson-should stop appearing on its programs. A boycott would make Ailes too happy, so let’s try just ignoring Fox, shall we? And no, I don’t want to come on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss it.

    U.S. News & World Report columnist Doug Heye apparently sees the attack on Fox as a subterfuge but not a threat to journalists. He opined on Oct. 13, that “Attacking Fox News Won’t Help the White House with Depressed Liberals.”

    The most senior White House correspondent, Helen Thomas, advised the White House to “End Fox Fight,” according to Tony Romm writing for The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room. Thomas sees it as a no win for Obama rather than a loss for the First Amendment: “They can only take you down. You can’t kill the messenger.”

    Washington Post columnist Helen Marcus says it’s bad for Obama while taking a cheap shot at Fox’s Glenn Beck:

    The Obama administration’s war on Fox News is dumb on multiple levels. It makes the White House look weak, unable to take Harry Truman’s advice and just deal with the heat. It makes the White House look small, dragged down to the level of Glenn Beck. It makes the White House look childish and petty at best, and it has a distinct Nixonian — Agnewesque? — aroma at worst. It is a self-defeating trifecta: it distracts attention from the Obama administration’s substantive message; it serves to help Fox, not punish it, by driving up ratings; and it deprives the White House, to the extent it refuses to provide administration officials to appear on the cable network, of access to an audience that is, in fact, broader than hard-core Obama haters.

    Marcus does note the glaring media silence: “Where the White House has gone way overboard is in its decision to treat Fox as an outright enemy and to go public with the assault. Imagine the outcry if the Bush administration had pulled a similar hissy fit with MSNBC.”

    Eric Etheridge writing for The New York Times “The Opinionator” sees no win for Obama: “But if the White House is playing this as an effort to correct erroneous stories, most everyone else sees it as war on Fox. And a wide range of observers are having a hard time seeing any upside for the president.”

    Mike Madden at Salon.com slammed Fox: “There’s certainly no question that Fox has gone out of its way to attack the White House on a daily basis. Republicans, in turn, frequently pick up the various crackpot theories the network peddles and run with them themselves. It may be that the Fox coverage of the administration simply can’t get any worse — or Fox could decide to get even more over the top in reaction.”

    The Nation’s Ari Melbar calls it a war on Fox but provides no defense for Fox or criticism of the White House attacks.

    Why aren’t “sister organizations” joining Tapper by asking how Obama’s attack on Fox can be reconciled with his sham statement in honor of “World Press Freedom Day” on May 1, 2009:

    Today, I lend my voice of support and admiration to all those brave men and women of the press who labor to expose truth and enhance accountability around the world. In so doing, I recall the words of Thomas Jefferson: “The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

    Maybe some journalist other than Tapper could further refresh Obama’s recollection of Jefferson’s words about the need for public servants to attend to “public duties” while leaving the press to the “punishment of public indignation”:

    I had laid it down as a law to myself to take no notice of the thousand calumnies issued against me, but to trust my character to my own conduct and the good sense and candor of my fellow citizens.

    During the course of [my] administration [as President], and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been leveled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety; they might, indeed, have been corrected by the wholesome punishments reserved and provided by the laws of the several States against falsehood and defamation; but public duties more urgent press on the time of public servants, and the offenders have therefore been left to find their punishment in the public indignation.

    The National Press Club Web site is silent on the attack on Fox; however, on Oct. 18, it issued a press release criticizing the U.S. military for barring “embedded reporters in Afghanistan from publishing photographs of U.S. military personnel injured or killed in action.”

    The release includes this statement:

    “In a democracy, the news media serve a critical watchdog role on the three branches of government. When government seeks to control the media, it weakens that independence and devalues the information released to the press and the public.”

    Is Obama’s attempt to indirectly control the media too subtle for the press corps? Thus far, the watchdogs are neutered lapdogs with neither bark nor bite.

    One thing is certain. We need this Fox in the hen house.

    from American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/obama_manipulates_media_to_exp.html

  59. samiam60 says:

    Remember the blog SamH did about the Christian church that was being rebuilt by Muslims for a Mosque to be built? Do you remember that they trashed the Christian Cemetary during the Construction? Well get this:

    8 Graves of Muslim WWII Soldiers Desecrated in France

    CAEN, France — Local officials say eight graves of Muslim soldiers who died for France in World War II have been desecrated in a village cemetery.

    Maurice Duhamel, mayor of Montjoie-Saint-Martin, says he is filing suit after Nazi symbols were discovered Wednesday on the eight graves of Muslim soldiers in France’s 2nd Armored Division.

    President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday denounced the “particularly odious racist acts” and asked that those responsible be found and severely punished.

    Last week, the French Council for the Muslim Faith complained that those responsible for the desecration in December of some 500 Muslim soldiers’ graves in Arras, in the north, have yet to be identified. It was the third time Muslim graves there had been desecrated.


  60. VotingFemale says:

    The world is upside down when Muslims are not held responsible for their desecration of Christian graves.

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  62. samiam60 says:

    Losing their lifeline – 7,000 a day
    As the Senate debates whether to extend unemployment benefits, more than 200,000 jobless Americans are set to see their checks stop in October.

  63. samiam60 says:

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Another day, another 7,000 people run out of unemployment benefits.

    One month after the House passed a bill extending unemployment benefits, the issue is still being debated in the Senate.

    Democratic leaders in the Senate introduced a bill two weeks ago to lengthen benefits in all states by 14 weeks. Those that live in states with unemployment greater than 8.5% would receive an additional six weeks.

    Senate Republicans want to add several amendments, including one that would pay for the extra benefits with stimulus funds rather than by extending a federal unemployment tax.

    While leaders in both parties are trying to negotiate a compromise, Senate Democrats Wednesday took a step to bring the bill to the floor as early as the end of next week. If it passes, the Senate legislation must then be reconciled with the House version, which extends benefits by 13 weeks in high-unemployment states.
    How to get a job in 100 words or less

    Meanwhile, the bickering has cost people like Crystal Jordan of Dolton, Ill., their benefits. The single mother of three ran out in late September.

    She is one of the 1.3 million people set to lose their benefits before year’s end if Congress doesn’t act, according to the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy group. In October alone, more than 200,000 people will fall off the rolls.

    Lawmakers twice lengthened the time people can receive checks to as much as 79 weeks, depending on the state.

    Jordan lost her administrative support job in the spring of 2008. She had never been unemployed before and hasn’t been able to find work since, despite sending out 10 resumes a day.

    Jordan is also finishing her bachelor’s degree in business management. She hopes that will give her the edge she needs to find a job in 2010.

    The $1,000 check she received every two weeks allowed her to pay the rent and feed her family. Now, she doesn’t know how she’ll cover next month’s bills.

    “I am fearful we will all end up on the street because I can’t find a job and have no income,” Jordan said. “Everyone’s household is extremely tight at the moment so I cannot lean on friends or family for any support.”

    More Americans than ever before are in Jordan’s situation. More than one in three people who are unemployed have been out of work for at least six months, according to the law project. The unemployment rate hit a 26-year high of 9.8% in September.

    “We’re talking about people who’ve been unemployed for well over a year,” said Judy Conti, federal advocacy coordinator at the law project. “If they had savings, it’s gone. This is their last lifeline.”
    Hired! on Facebook

    Gregg Rock, a business strategy consultant, drained his savings after joining the ranks of the unemployed in summer 2008. He was forced to move back to his mother’s home in Huntington, N.Y., for the first time in more than 20 years.


  64. tellitlikeitis says:

  65. tellitlikeitis says:

    Some potential good news. Looks like political reality is setting in.

    Key senators may rebuff Obama on health care

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    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Democrats’ control of a hefty majority in the Senate – plus the House – would suggest that President Barack Obama is within reach of overhauling the nation’s health care system this fall.

    But the numbers mask a more complicated reality: Obama and Democratic leaders have modest leverage over several pivotal Senate Democrats who are more concerned about their next election or feel they have little to lose by opposing their party’s hierarchy.

    One is still smarting from being forced to abandon next year’s election. Another had to leave the Democratic Party to stay in office. And some are from states that Obama lost badly last year.

    These factors will limit the president’s ability to play his strongest card – an appeal for party loyalty and Democratic achievement – in trying to muster the 60 votes his allies will need this fall to overcome a Republican filibuster in the 100-member Senate.

    When lawmakers face a tough vote, their uppermost thought is “survival,” said Alan Simpson, a Wyoming Republican who spent three terms in the Senate.

    On a very few occasions, Simpson said, then-President George H.W. Bush asked him to cast a vote likely to cause him political problems back home. That was perhaps three times in 18 years, said Simpson, who held a GOP leadership post. “I swallowed hard and went over the cliff,” he said.

    But it’s a sacrifice that presidents and party leaders should not count on, he said.

    The Democratic leaders’ limited leverage will complicate the push for allowing the government to sell insurance in competition with private companies. Some Senate Democrats who oppose the idea are from states that voted heavily against Obama last fall.

    Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln faces a potentially tough re-election race next year in Arkansas, where Obama lost to Republican John McCain by 20 percentage points. She says she will base her health care votes on what is best for Arkansans.

    Choice and competition among insurers are good, Lincoln said, but “I’ve ruled out a government-funded and a government-operated plan.”

    Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, where Obama lost by a similar margin, said she might be willing to let some states try “fallback or trigger” mechanisms that would create a public option if residents don’t have enough insurance choices.

    But she told reporters, “I’m not for a government-run, national, taxpayer-subsidized plan, and never will be.”

    Another Democratic senator, who also may prove wary of Obama’s overtures, takes the opposite stand.

    “I would not support a bill that does not have a public option,” said Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill. “That position will not change.”

    Burris’ willingness to bend could prove crucial this fall if Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., need every possible vote in crafting a compromise, such as a national public option that is triggered if certain insurance availability targets aren’t met.

    But Burris may be in no mood to play ball. Obama and other top Democrats sharply criticized his appointment to the Senate in December by an ethically tainted governor, Illinois’ Rod Blagojevich, and they forced Burris to abandon hopes of winning election in 2010 by making it clear they would not back him.

    In short, Burris, 72, has virtually nothing to lose by defying his party’s leaders and voting as he pleases.

    Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is another potentially crucial senator with tenuous ties to the Democratic Party’s hierarchy. Rejected by Connecticut’s Democratic voters in the 2006 primary, he kept his Senate seat by running as an independent. He now calls himself an Independent Democrat.

    Lieberman has criticized the health care bill that emerged from the Senate Finance Committee, but it and other health bills are undergoing changes.

    Another centrist Democrat whose vote is uncertain is Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana, a political battleground state.

    “I want to know what works for families and small businesses,” said Bayh, adding that he might back public insurance options run by states, not the federal government.

    It’s possible that Obama and party leaders eventually will ask Democrats such as Bayh, in the name of party loyalty, to vote to block a GOP filibuster of a health bill even if they plan to vote against the bill on final passage. The strategy might enable Democrats to muster the 60 votes needed on a crucial procedural question and then pass the bill with a simple majority.

    Bayh said that if a party leader “is asking some of us to enable the passage of legislation that we think would be harmful to the people of our state, I don’t think that’s a fair thing to ask.”

    It’s possible that centrist Democrats are holding out for favors from Obama and party leaders, such as pet projects for their states or help in their next campaign. Obama already has lavished special attention on some of them.

    He invited Bayh to the White House last week for a chat about health care and the deficit. In an interview that led to good publicity back home, Bayh told Indiana reporters that the president “was asking for my leadership on both of those issues.”


  66. samiam60 says:

    Obama is missing in action. Unemployment has increased in 49 out of 50 states since congress passed his stimulus package. North Dakota, your time is coming. He has wasted 2 months not sending soldiers to Afganistan that his appointed general wants to… win the war. Rumors are he’s waiting till health care passes not to upset his base. Does he realize we have soldiers in a WAR and getting KILLED.

  67. VotingFemale says:

    Guess who is opening his big mouth?

    Rep Alan Grayson ( D-Florida) the “The GOP wants you to die quickly!” ranter in congress.

    Grayson: Fox News is the ‘enemy of America’

    Since the Obama administration began accusing Fox News of being “a wing of the Republican Party,” the war of words has intensified.

    The latest counterattack from Fox’s defenders is the claim that the White House is putting Fox on a Nixon-like enemies list, a list which Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) describes as also including the insurance companies and the US Chamber of Commerce.

    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), however, believes that an enemies list is exactly where Fox belongs.

    “Fox News and their Republican collaborators are the enemy of America,” Grayson told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz on Wednesday. “They’re the enemy of anybody who cares about health care in this country, the enemy of anybody who cares about educating their children, the enemy of anybody who wants energy independence or anything good for this country. And certainly the enemy of peace, there’s no doubt about that. They are the enemy.”

    Grayson thinks that the White House is doing exactly the right thing in going after Fox, because “what you do with a bully is you confront the bully and the bully backs down.”

    “That’s a good description of Fox News,” Grayson explained. “People come on the air, they insult them as they did me. … Why would anybody think that Fox News is some sort of valid news organization?”

    Grayson did not go any easier on the Republican Party than on Fox. “The Republicans operate simply by vilified their enemies and nothing else,” he told Schultz. “All they do is try to distract people from issues of health care, issues of jobs, issues of energy independence. They’ve got nothing. … The Party of No is well on its way to becoming the party of nobody.”

    Liberal sites like Daily Kos have been predictably enthusiastic about Grayson’s remarks, while conservative bloggers have just as predictably attacked him as “off his meds.” In a post mockingly titled, “Alan Grayson: Fox News, GOP are the enemies of America, peace, puppies,” Allahpundit described Grayson as a “grandstanding idiot” who’s “relishing his role as the left’s new golden boy / attack dog.”

    A video from from MSNBC’s The Ed Show, broadcast Oct. 21, 2009 is available here: http://rawstory.com/2009/10/grayson-fox-enemy-of-america/

  68. VotingFemale says:

    Get a load of the two faced hypocrisy of Grayson:

    Grayson did not go any easier on the Republican Party than on Fox. “The Republicans operate simply by vilified their enemies and nothing else,” he told Schultz.

  69. tellitlikeitis says:

    Here’s the harsh reality of the unemployment numbers.

    $13 an Hour? 500 Sign Up, 1 Wins a Job
    Published: Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 11:17 AM ET Text Size By: Michael Luo
    The New York Times

    As soon as the job opening was posted on the afternoon of Friday, July 10, the deluge began.

    C.R. England, a nationwide trucking company, needed an administrative assistant for its bustling driver training school here. Responsibilities included data entry, assembling paperwork and making copies.

    It was a bona-fide opening at a decent wage, making it the rarest of commodities here in northwest Indiana, where steel industry layoffs have helped drive unemployment to about 10 percent.

    When Stacey Ross, C. R. England’s head of corporate recruiting, arrived at her desk at the company’s Salt Lake City headquarters the next Monday, she found about 300 applications in the company’s e-mail inbox. And the fax machine had spit out an inch-and-a-half thick stack of résumés before running out of paper. By the time she pulled the posting off Careerbuilder.com later in the day, she guessed nearly 500 people had applied for the $13-an-hour job. “It was just shocking,” she said. “I had never seen anything so big.”

    Ms. Ross had only a limited amount of time to sort through the résumés. While C. R. England has not been immune to the downturn, it has added significantly to its stable of drivers and continued to hire office staff members to support them. Ms. Ross was also trying to fill more than two dozen other positions.

    The 34-year-old recruiter decided the fairest approach was simply to start at the beginning, reviewing résumés in the order in which they came in. When she found a desirable candidate, she called to ask a few preliminary questions, before forwarding the name along to Chris Kelsey, the school’s director. When he had a big enough pool to evaluate, she would stop. Anyone she did not get to was simply out of luck.

    She dropped significantly overqualified candidates right away, reasoning that they would leave when the economy improved. Among them was a former I.B.M. business analyst with 18 years experience; a former director of human resources; and someone with a master’s degree and 12 years at Deloitte & Touche, the accounting firm.

    Over the course of four days, Ms. Ross forwarded 61 résumés to Mr. Kelsey, while rejecting 210 others. The remainder never even got a look. Many were, in fact, never uploaded to the company’s internal system because there were too many.

    Just before the advertisement was removed, a standard one-page résumé arrived from Tiffany Block, 28, who lived in nearby Portage and had lost her job four months earlier as an accounts receivable manager at a building company when it closed its Indiana office.

    Someone she knew had applied for the job and had said so on Facebook. Ms. Block went to the company’s Web site and filed an application online, which many others had not. By doing do, her application went directly into the company’s system. She was hardly optimistic, since she had not had an interview in months.

  70. VotingFemale says:

    That the Unemployment keeps increasing by any amount is not surprising to Obama… the communists did not design the stimulus to reverse unemployment, for to do so they would have to buy into the Free Market System they are hell bent on destroying.


  71. m2 says:

    Hi everyone!

    Some lady on Rush said she called the FBI to find out what’s going on with acorn and the FBI said- watch FOX, and listen to talk radio…


  72. m2 says:

    VF true about the stimulus! It’s that
    L shape the Communists desire. Remember when I did that ireport about the June 30th meeting notes of CPUSA? On only needs to look at that to follow what the next step for Obama is. The Communists want a 2nd stimulus and behold Valerie Jarret is up to it!

  73. m2 says:

    Rush says he’s gonna move like a bat out of hell in his next hour covering the stack of stuff… Anyone who has a means to listen might want to tune in…

  74. m2 says:

    Change is Here, Change is Coming
    by Sam Webb, National Chair, 07/01/2009 00:54
    (Remarks to National Committee Meeting June 20, 2009)

    I make no attempt to be comprehensive in these remarks. My aim is much more modest, as you will see.

    Let me begin with a simple observation: If the last 30 years were an era of reaction, then the coming decade could turn into an era of reform, even radical reform. Six months into the Obama presidency, I would say without hesitation that the landscape, atmosphere, conversation, and agenda have strikingly changed compared to the previous eight years.

    In this legislative session, we can envision winning a Medicare-like public option and then going further in the years ahead.

    We can visualize passing tough regulatory reforms on the financial industry, which brought the economy to ruin.

    We can imagine the troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan while U.S. representatives participate in a regional process that brings peace and stability to the entire region.

    In the current political climate, the expansion of union rights becomes a real possibility.

    Much the same can be said about winning a second stimulus bill, and we sure need one, given the still-rising rate, and likely long term persistence, of unemployment.

    Isn’t it possible in the Obama era to create millions of green jobs in manufacturing and other sectors of the economy in tandem with an attack on global warming?

    Can’t we envision taking new strides in the long journey for racial and gender equality in this new era, marked at its beginning by the election of the first African American to the presidency?

    And isn’t the overhaul of the criminal justice and prison system – a system steeped in racism – no longer pie-in-the sky, but something that can be done in the foreseeable future?

    All these things are within reach now!

    More National Committee Meeting June 20, 2009


  75. m2 says:

    Also from CPUSA meeting notes:

    The new conditions of struggle are possible only – and I want to emphasize only – because we elected President Obama and a Congress with pronounced progressive and center currents.

  76. m2 says:


    Propaganda and agitation by themselves won’t bring people to the threshold of socialism. They need their own experience in struggle for their essential (what is essential is variable and expands over time) needs.

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  78. samhenry says:

    On my way to errands….
    The Public Option Deception
    by Morgen Richmond

    The public option has been a political football since early summer. The President has said more than once that he prefers it but will not demand it. This was considered capitulation by many on the left who see the public option as necessary for “real” reform. Meanwhile, belying the President’s public statements, there are reports that the President’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel has been quietly but firmly twisting arms in the back rooms to insure the public option is included in the final bill. Even now, pressure is mounting on Harry Reid to include the public option in the health reform bill he brings to the Senate floor.


    In response to the tumult over what appears to be a small feature of the effort, more than one critic has wondered aloud why Democrats don’t just give up on the public option – which is opposed by every Republican – in order to reach a more bipartisan outcome. What exactly is so important about the public option anyway? And why do Democrats in particular seem so wedded to the idea?

    There is a simple answer to these questions, but it’s an answer you’ve likely not heard from any institution in the mainstream media. The truth is that the public plan is a carefully devised scheme, a sneaky strategy, to deceive American voters. It’s a political marketing ploy designed to move the nation to a single-payer system – like the one in Canada – over the next decade. The public option is the Trojan horse. On the outside it’s all about “choice and competition”, but once it has been dragged within the walls of American medicine it’s true nature will become evident. By that time, it’ll be too late.

    You want proof? We’ve got plenty.

    Starting in April on our blog at VerumSerum.com, we have uncovered many prominent advocates of health reform revealing the hidden agenda behind the public option. Most prominently Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), but also Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Even Rahm Emanuel got into the act.

    More damning still, we uncovered video of the original architect of the public option, Yale professor Jacob Hacker, describing how it was designed to not “frighten people into thinking they are going to lose their private insurance” even though that is the inevitable result. In another clip he denies the plan is a Trojan horse saying, on the contrary, “it’s right there”. In other words, it’s not even a secret. Most relevant of all, Hacker admits in another clip that the real advantage of his plan is that “at least you can make the claim that there is competition between the public and private sectors”. In other words, this is all a marketing strategy designed to get around public resistance to government-run health care.

    For his part, President Obama has been an extremely disciplined salesman. The mantra of “choice and competition” has been repeated to the point that it is little more than political background noise. To this day, neither the President nor any of his spokespeople have been challenged by the media about these claims, despite the fact that there is video evidence which directly contradicts what he is saying. So confident is the President that the media will toe his line that, in a speech in front of the American Medical Association, the President explicitly denied that the public option was a “Trojan horse” for a single payer system. On this, and numerous other occasions, he has said that opponents of reform who claim this are not telling the truth. Outside talk radio, the conservative blogosphere, and a couple editorials in the Wall Street Journal, no one has been willing to suggest that the opposite is the case.

    With so many proponents of reform caught on tape directly contradicting the President, it almost seems as if the mainstream media has intentionally avoided covering this story. And as anyone who has been paying attention knows, that’s something they’ve been guilty of more than once since Obama took office. NY Times public editor Clark Hoyt admitted in a bombshell statement that the paper had risked appearing biased for its failure to cover the Van Jones and ACORN stories as they broke. The Washington Post was similarly chastened.

    And as it turns out, both papers may have an additional reason to avoid touching this story. Because politicians are not the only ones we have exposed admitting the truth about the public option. Back in June, we posted a video of Ezra Klein from the Washington Post revealing how the public option was designed as a “sneaky strategy” to move towards single payer. And we have posted videos of Paul Krugman from the NY Times admitting much the same.

    But nothing we have uncovered previously is as comprehensive and breathtakingly direct as a new audio clip of Paul Krugman we discovered this week. Krugman is speaking on health care reform at Hunter College on July 16, 2008. It’s a long clip at ~5:00 (unedited), but if you want to know why liberals are continuing to fight tooth and nail for the public option, here it is in astonishing detail (click below to listen):

    Paul Krugman – Single Payer and the Public Option



    Just a couple of quick points on this. Since I already knew about this hidden agenda, what I found most striking was Krugman’s admission that even without a public option the system would largely look like a single payer system. Based on the subsidies for lower wage earners, and the fact that everyone else is paying for these with taxes on top of their insurance premiums. (And with the bills being discussed in Congress, subsidies are provided up to 300-400% of the federal poverty level).

    Also, I should point out that a “Rube Goldberg device”, which Krugman used as a metaphor, is a term for an over-engineered solution to a simple problem. In this case, designed to obscure the solution they are actually looking for, i.e. single payer.

    However, the critical point in all of this is the sheer scope of this deception on the part of the Administration – and the media. Paul Krugman and Ezra Klein have been two of the most prominent media advocates for healthcare reform throughout the debate this year. With numerous appearances on television and their blogs at the New York Times and the Washington Post, respectively. And while they are both unabashedly partisan, this should not excuse them from direct and honest reporting. But of course they have not been fully candid, as they were last year, because in doing so they would reveal the dishonesty on the part of the President and his Administration. (Klein has recently added a whole new layer of deceit.)

    It’s long past time for an honest broker in the news media to report on the Administration’s ongoing and deceptive strategy with regards to the public option. The President has made claims which directly contradict statements made by numerous of his supporters – people intimately involved with the health reform process. How can we trust our government to reform one-sixth of our economy when a central element of their plan is based on a deception? And how we can trust the accuracy of information reported by the media when by and large they have been complicit in covering this up? It’s time for these questions to be answered. It’s time to let America know they’ve been getting a hard sell, not an honest diagnosis.

    (Co-authored with John Sexton from Verum Serum)

  79. m2 says:

    My last blockquote means they are going to make us all suffer in order to accept more government (tyranny) over our persons (individual liberty).

    Basically what Glenn Beck has been warning us of.

    Who signs up for communism and listens to this garbage? Whoever becomes a communist in this country must be psychologically mental & disturbed!

  80. VotingFemale says:

    That made me spew my coffee!!!!


    m2 says

    Hi everyone!

    Some lady on Rush said she called the FBI to find out what’s going on with acorn and the FBI said- watch FOX, and listen to talk radio…


  81. VotingFemale says:

    Hi M2!!

    Welcome to the White House Enemies List Club!

  82. VotingFemale says:


    Wink! Wink!
    You Betcha!

  83. VotingFemale says:

    At Marginal Revolution George Mason University economics professor Alex Tabarrok comments on Obama administration’s pay czar Kenneth Feinberg’s decision to cut bailed out firm executive pay by an average of about 90 percent from last year:

    There is no way this will work as advertised. If the administration actually follows through, most of these executives will quit and get higher paying jobs elsewhere. Executives not directly affected by the pay cuts will also quit when they see their prospects for future salary gains have been cut. Chaos will be created at these firms as top people leave in droves. Will the administration then order people back to work?

  84. VotingFemale says:

    You mean the Pubic Option… yes? lol

    samhenry says

    On my way to errands….
    The Public Option Deception
    by Morgen Richmond

  85. m2 says:

    Good find SH…

    I’m sending this to local talk radio lady…

    We already knew the govt option was a building block, and so do the majority of people in America… But the media I spit upon for their disgusting behavior.

    Amazing that in 2009 u have the people verses state media and statist govt.

  86. m2 says:

    It’s true VF and she also said that they know he’s going after the Internet but the secret service is standing in their way…. Or something like that.

    I throw my shoe at the Obama! Foul communist!!!

  87. m2 says:

    Anyone see the lavish party the Obamas threw a few days ago?

  88. m2 says:

    More from CPUSA:

    And yet, it is fair to ask: does the level of mobilization of the diverse coalition that elected President Obama match what is necessary to win his administration’s immediate legislative and political agenda – let alone far-reaching reforms, such as military conversion to peacetime and green production, a shorter work week, a “war” on poverty and inequality, democratic ownership of critical economic sectors, and a retreat from empire?

  89. m2 says:

    Paycuts for wall street but Freddie mac execs make millions with million dollar bonuses. The govt has over-reached and we all lose in the end.

    At least they are following the communist party guidelines.

  90. m2 says:

    Rawww Roh!

    Enviro-wackos want you to murder Fido now…


  91. Foxwood says:

    I’ve been here all day… just haven’t had time to comment.

    Has anyone seen Kinky?

  92. VotingFemale says:

    he said he was going to biketoberfest, Foxwood

  93. VotingFemale says:

    M2, The Maniacs must set around just dreaming the crap up…

    People eat more than dogs eat… I guess people are next. Last one off the planet shut down the nuclear power plants… the world population insects eat more than dogs eat… the world rodent population eat more than dogs eat.

    THEY’RE faithful, friendly and furry – but under their harmless, fluffy exteriors, dogs and cats, the world’s most popular house pets, use up more energy resources in a year than driving a car, a new book says.

    In their book Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living, New Zealand-based architects Robert and Brenda Vale say keeping a medium-sized dog has the same ecological impact as driving 10,000km a year in a 4.6 litre Land Cruiser.

    Calculating that the modern Fido chows through about 164kg of meat and 95kg of cereals a year, the Vales estimated the ecological footprint of cats and dogs, based on the amount of land needed to grow common brands of pet food.

    “There are no recipes in the book,” Robert Vale said, laughingly.

    “We’re not actually saying it is time to eat the dog. We’re just saying that we need to think about and know the (ecological) impact of some of the things we do and that we take for granted.”

  94. m2 says:

    The hamster produces about as much as a plasma tv…

    Are these yokels for real!?

    Al Gore loves you enviro-wackjobs…. Everytime he has a six figure check deposited in his account.

    Communist leaders love you eviro-jihadies, because you are mindless serfs to advance the cause of rule over many by the few…

    (insert Obama & wife dancing by the flowing champagne fountain as SEIU leaders kiss Rahms sellout derriere)…

  95. samhenry says:

    I’m back for a few and then have to go to the emerald city. I guess you could say at my time of life moving is a good thing.

    Revealed: Who else was at that secret Obama briefing with Olby and Maddow?
    posted at 5:05 pm on October 21, 2009 by Allahpundit
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    Tantalizing but frustrating, as it’s only a partial list; without the full attendance sheet, it’s impossible to say definitively that the most transparent administration evah was playing only to its cheerleaders. Even so, while Gloria Borger isn’t particularly ideological as far as I know, there’s little question where Robinson, Dowd, and especially Ifill stand.

    On Monday, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were among several people who attended an off-the-record briefing with Pres. Obama at the White House. Sources tell us other attendees at the two-and-a-half hour chat included Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Gwen Ifill of PBS and Gloria Borger of CNN. Perhaps not surprisingly, no one from Fox News was in the room.

    Two and a half hours. Remember, Olbermann complained three years ago when Bush dared waste 90 minutes of taxpayer money chatting up his own ideological allies in the Oval Office. As for Fox News being conspicuously omitted from the guest list, I e-mailed Jake Tapper to see if he’d gotten an invite despite his willingness to pursue stories broken by Fox. Turns out he wasn’t included in the briefing either. Fancy that.

    Needless to say, The One’s entitled to talk to whomever he wants, but playing pattycake with MSNBC’s primetime stars does further raise the question of why Beck and Hannity are problematic “opinion” shows while Olbermann and Maddow aren’t. And yes, that question is entirely rhetorical. New insight from Politico on the White House’s seek and destroy quarantine approach to its political opponents:

    All of the techniques are harnessed to a larger purpose: to marginalize not only the individual person or organization but also some of the most important policy and publicity allies of the national Republican Party.

    Dunn said that in August, as the president’s aides planned for the fall, they made “a fundamental decision that we needed to be more aggressive in both protecting our position and in delineating our differences with those who were attacking us.”

    “It was a time for us to look at the extraordinary success we’ve had in terms of legislation but also to look at where we needed to be more aggressive in defining what the choices are, and in protecting and pushing forward our agenda,” she said.

    The campaign underscores how deeply political the Obama White House is in its daily operations — with a strong focus on redrawing the electoral map and discrediting the personalities and ideas that have powered the conservative movement over the past 20 years…

    “Fighting with a bunch of different institutions turns him into a typical politician and makes people cynical that anyone’s really going to change Washington,” Black said. “A big part of his ‘hope and change’ message was: ‘We’re gong to talk to everyone.’ He might have had great intentions, but human nature and politics don’t change much.”

    His nonsense on the trail about bringing a new, “post-partisan” tone to D.C. was my second-favorite soundbite from the campaign last year, right behind how Afghanistan was the “necessary war.” I’ll leave you with this clip from last night’s Leno, which is as gentle and genial as anything on that show but does illustrate how ridiculous The One’s vendetta against Fox might be starting to look to middle America. Exit question: If the White House is capable of e-mailing MSNBC anchors while they’re on the air to correct factual errors, why can’t Anita Dunn pick up the red phone and call Glenn Beck?

  96. samhenry says:

    Hi, M2

    I’m leaving this for FOX. Fox, this is my favorite version of last post – it is orchestral. This was done at the Edinburgh Tatoo one year. You will see people in Chinese costume. The tatoo has all kinds of things. The castle is the backdrop. I loved it.

  97. samhenry says:

    Fox – this is from the 2007 tatoo. The thing that endears me to this? The woman humming along!

  98. Foxwood says:

    WAH! missed most of Beck again! Guess I’ll catch it on tivo when I get home…

  99. Foxwood says:

    I’ll have to check it out when I get home SamH… it loads too slow on the road….

  100. tellitlikeitis says:

    The sky is the limit!

    Dems seek cover to boost debt limit.

    The Senate must soon increase the national debt limit to above $13 trillion — and Democrats are looking for political cover.

    Knowing they will face unyielding GOP attacks for voting to increase the eye-popping debt, Democrats are considering attaching a debt increase provision to a must-pass bill, possibly the Defense Department spending bill, according to Democratic and Republican sources.

    Adding it to the defense bill would allow Democrats to argue that they voted for the measure to help troops in harm’s way — and downplay that their vote also expanded the limit for how much money the country can borrow.

    The strategy has not yet been finalized, aides and senators said. The House already approved a debt limit increase of $925 billion — above the $12.1 trillion ceiling Congress approved as part of the economic stimulus package last February — but Democrats may seek to increase the limit further so they don’t have to revisit the politically treacherous issue until after the 2010 midterm elections.

    As of Tuesday, the debt stood at $11.95 trillion, staring at senators amid a roiling health care debate in which critics have seized on the potential costs of the overhaul. Unlike those of the House, the Senate’s rules do not allow it to automatically increase the debt with its adoption of the annual budget resolution. That puts senators in a tough position politically. And if the Senate balks at the increase, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has warned that the slow economic recovery could collapse, as investors around the world would sharply lose confidence in America’s abilities to meet its credit obligations.

    “This president inherited, in some ways, an economic fiasco,” said conservative Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. “It’s not going to be a pleasant vote, but it may be necessary until we can get back on track.”

    Indeed, Democrats are quick to point out that President George W. Bush left President Barack Obama with a $10.6 trillion debt — and that the debt limit was increased seven times in the Republican’s eight years in the White House. But now Democrats are in charge of Congress and the White House; and the Treasury Department reported last week that the annual deficit for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 stood at a record $1.4 trillion, with that number likely to balloon under Obama’s policies.


  101. tellitlikeitis says:

    Over 500 million a day in interest payments.

  102. m2 says:

    smarmy Dems! Corruptocrats!!

  103. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hi m2! Where is everyone?

  104. VotingFemale says:

    Los Angeles office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation advice: IF you want to know what is going on, watch Glenn Beck and listen to Talk Radio (Rush Limbaugh).

    This just in… major media outlets are pressuring the white house to climb down off the ceiling and get themselves under control and start acting like adults re: Fox News… and start including them for interviews with White House personnel.

    Voila… the Pay CZAR Grants an interview to FOX News today.

    Rahmbo said to be taking Thorazine to help him cope with being drop kicked by The most Powerful News Outlet in the World… FOX News…

  105. VotingFemale says:

    Hey Tellit! Been watching GLENN BECK KICK WHITE HOUSE BUTT-SKI!

  106. tellitlikeitis says:

    Romer: Impact of stimulus will level off
    By JIM KUHNHENN (AP) – 7 hours ago

    WASHINGTON — A top White House economist says spending from the $787 billion economic stimulus has already had its biggest impact on economic growth and will likely not contribute to significant expansion next year.

    Christina Romer, the chair of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, said Thursday that the $194 billion already spent gave a jolt to the economy that contributed to growth in the second and third quarters of the year. She told a congressional panel that by the middle of next year, the impact of the stimulus will level off. Romer said spending so far has saved or created 600,000 to 1.5 million jobs but warned that unemployment will remain high, above 9.5 percent, through the end of 2010.

  107. VotingFemale says:

    Foxwood… it was a goooood episode today…

    Glenn has a whistle blower giving him scoops and he is taunting Anita the Dunn with that fact… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  108. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hi Vf, Glen Beck nails their jello asses to the wall.

  109. VotingFemale says:

    The stimulus was carefully crafted not to stimulate the Free Market… that would have been buying into Private Sector Capitalism…. we need to make everyone a victim dependent on the Communist Government… didn’t get the memo?


  110. VotingFemale says:

    Tellit, It’s time for OhhbooHoo to grow up and get thicker skin…

  111. tellitlikeitis says:

    Isn’t this great news and the idiot in the wittless house wants to give Russia a guided tour of our missle sites so the the Russians can target them and take them out one day.

    Russia violating treaty, developing missileRate this story

    START ‘cheating’

    Republicans in the Senate are gearing up to battle the Obama administration over the high-priority plan to finish a new arms-control treaty with Russia before the end of the year.

    Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican and No. 2 Republican Senate leader, recently identified a key issue that is likely to complicate the administration’s plan: Russia for years has been violating the current Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which is set to expire Dec. 5.

    Mr. Kyl said in a Senate floor speech Oct. 19 that Russia’s development of a new multiple-warhead RS-24 missile that was tested as recently as May 2007 violates the current treaty.

    “That would be illegal for the Russians to deploy under START. So why are they testing it?” Mr. Kyl asked.

    “In this case, it appears the Russians have cheated – if not in the letter of the START agreement, at least in its spirit – by converting one of their existing missiles, the Topol-M, to this new multiple-warhead variant,” he said. The new missile is also known as the SS-27 by the Pentagon.

    The argument of Mr. Kyl and others concerned with the administration’s rush to conclude a new treaty is over how a new agreement can be reached when there is evidence that the Russians failed to abide by the old one.

    However, Richard R. Verma, assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, stated in a Oct. 5 letter to Mr. Kyl that he could not answer many questions posed by the senator because of ongoing negotiations in Geneva.

    Mr. Verma stated that the administration has “committed ourselves fully” to finishing a new treaty by Dec. 5. “If a follow-on treaty cannot be concluded by December, the United States and Russia will need to find a mutually acceptable means to continue essential verification and transparency measures until a new treaty enters into force,” he said, noting that a five-year extension of the old treaty is not likely.


  112. VotingFemale says:

    From MoveOn.org, the Media Arm of the Communist Party

    The ad’s narrator is counter-culture hippie and actor Peter Coyote, and the message recalls another recent MoveOn ad starring Will Ferrell that lampooned insurance companies. Ferrell, for his part, has a growing proclivity for turning up in more and more politically loaded advertising. Hardly surprising for a guy who owes his career to playing George W. Bush, but when asked to meet the President snapped, “I don’t want to meet that guy.”

    Most perplexing, the producers unwittingly put down the intended audience — one straight-laced woman villainously checks her e-mails and text messages… another executive eats a cheeseburger… another parties with champagne… more than a few go ga-ga over Graham — it’s like they were acting exactly like the age group they are targeting!

    Until MoveOn grows up and gets serious, the kooky George Soros-financed outfit will be about as threatening as Doctor Evil in a room full of Mini-Me’s.

  113. tellitlikeitis says:

    A new propaganda video chocked with lies. What a surprise! I wonder why Obama didn’t endorse it.

  114. VotingFemale says:

    73% of GOP Voters Say Congressional Republicans Have Lost Touch With Their Base
    Thursday, October 22, 2009

    President Obama told an audience at a Democratic Party fundraiser Wednesday night that Republicans often “do what they’re told,” but GOP voters don’t think their legislators listen enough to them.

    Just 15% of Republicans who plan to vote in 2012 state primaries say the party’s representatives in Congress have done a good job of representing Republican values.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 73% think Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters from throughout the nation. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.
    These numbers are basically unchanged from a survey in late April.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    Republican women are nearly twice as likely as men to say their representatives in Congress have done a good job of representing GOP values. Younger voters tend to be less critical than their elders.

    Thirty-one percent (31%) of likely GOP primary voters rate economic issues as the priority in determining how they will vote, followed by 25% who see national security issues that way. Fiscal issues are most important for 15%, while 12% cite domestic issues and seven percent (7%) cultural issues.

    Nationally, 29% of Republican voters say former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is their pick to represent the GOP in the 2012 presidential campaign, while 24% prefer former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and 18% like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

    These numbers reflect an improvement for Huckabee since July when the three candidates were virtually even. Huckabee’s gain appears to be Palin’s loss as Romney’s support has barely changed.

    If the choice for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 comes down to a choice between Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney, Huckabee has a slight edge among likely GOP voters.

    In the eyes of the political Left, Palin is perhaps America’s most visible national Republican, but she loses handily in face-to-face march-ups with Huckabee and Romney.

    Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Republican voters have a favorable opinion of the party’s national chairman, Michael Steele, while 27% regard him very unfavorably. However, 35% don’t know what they think of Steele.

    The GOP advantage over Democrats increased from two points to five in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot. Forty-two percent (42%) would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 37% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.

  115. Foxwood says:

    Watching Glenn right now.

  116. VotingFemale says:

    Not lookin good for ole ObamaCare these days…

  117. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good or bad the only hope we have is to get the Republicans back in and grab control in 2010 because the democrats are completly out of control. If the democrats retain control in 2010 this country is surely doomed.

  118. tellitlikeitis says:

    Obama’s ‘Chicago-style politics:’ Boehner

    by Mark Silva

    Republicans are accusing the Obama White House of an offensive offensive strategy for its critics — which lately include FOX News Channel’s most vocal commentators.

    Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, on the Senate floor, has accused the president of reviving the old “enemies list” of Nixon days , this from a guy who served the Nixon White House as a young man. Those enemies include the insurance industry.

    And now House Republican Leader John Boehner says the White House’s attack tactics are nothing short of “Chicago-style politics.”

    “The White House and congressional Democrats know that their liberal special-interest agenda is not very popular,” Boehner (R-Ohio) said at his weekly press briefing today. “And now they are following a familiar pattern: when you can’t win an argument based on the facts, launch vicious political attacks.

    “This Chicago-style politics is shutting the American people out and demonizing their opponents,” Boehner asserted.

    “They are writing the health care bill in secret, even though the president called for all of this to be out on an open table and have C-SPAN cameras in the room,” he said. “Instead, Democrats are targeting those who don’t fall immediately in line – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, doctors, Fox News.

    The Administration promised during the campaign that they were going to usher in an era of ‘post-partisanship’ in here in Washington,” the House Republican leader said, “but what they are doing is flat-out despicable.”


  119. tellitlikeitis says:

    It’s like a re occuring nightmare that deosn’t go away.

    Senate Democrats look at adding public option to health care bill

    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Senate Democratic leaders met Thursday night with White House officials to consider the possible inclusion of a government-funded public health insurance option in a health care overhaul bill coming to the full chamber.

    Two senior Democratic Senate sources told CNN that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is leaning toward including a public option in the Senate health care bill. The provision would allow states to opt out of the public option, the sources said.

    Republicans and some moderate Democrats oppose a public option, threatening the chances for a bill that includes the provision to get the 60 votes necessary to overcome a Senate filibuster.

    The state opt-out provision is considered a possible way to get moderate Democrats to support a bill with a public option. However, the idea is opposed by Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, the only Republican to support any kind of health care proposal so far. Snowe’s spokesman, John Gentzel, confirmed to CNN her opposition to the modified public option.

    President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders say the non-profit public option will bring competition to the health insurance industry and lower costs while expanding access to Americans currently without coverage.

    Republican opponents contend a public option would drive private insurers from the market and lead to an eventual government takeover of the health care system.

    Of five health care bills approved so far by House and Senate committees, four include a public option. The other bill, from the Senate Finance Committee, includes non-profit cooperatives instead of a public option and is the proposal supported by Snowe.


  120. VotingFemale says:

    To Glenn Beck and the 912 Patriots who woke Washington DC on September 12, 2009 in a March 2+ Million Strong with pure voice and heart…and to the rest of us who were there in spirit and putting it on the line every day in every way we can…

    Do You Hear Us Now?

    (turn it up, Patriots… this is for you…)

    They Ride upon their Chariots of Fire

  121. ohiobelle says:

    So Anita Dunn’s husband now works at the White House??? What a bunch of shit! UGH!!!!

  122. ohiobelle says:

    John Boehner says the White House’s attack tactics are nothing short of “Chicago-style politics.”

    I love it!!! Carry on Boehner! Call these Communist out!

  123. ohiobelle says:

    I wonder how much Dunn’s husband will make? $1.00 will be too much if you ask me.

  124. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hi ohio, It’s cronyism 101. Just one big incestious gang of thieves and communists.

  125. tellitlikeitis says:

    I wonder where all the politicians with bounties on their heads are going to flee after they collapse our economy and our country. I hope they go to China thinking China will be sympathetic to another fellow communist and China puts them in forced labor camps to work until they repay the trillion dollars that China will lose holding our worthless paper.

  126. VotingFemale says:

    Communist China’s take on Glenn Beck and Anita Dunn the Mao-Mao lover…


    (綜合報道)(星島日報報道)美國白宮與右派電視台霍士新聞(Fox News)的罵戰升溫。被譽為奧巴馬(相關)「四大顧問」之一的白宮通訊聯絡辦公室主任鄧恩(Anita Dunn),公開承認仰慕中國已故領導人毛澤東,因而捲入一場論戰。右派媒體炮轟鄧恩,有網站形容她是白宮的「毛派」。

    鄧恩本年五月向一群美國中學生發表演講,提到「我喜歡的兩個政治哲學家毛澤東和德蘭修女」。霍士電視台上周四在電視節目《格林‧貝克》(Glenn Beck)中,播放這段演講的錄影。鄧恩向學生說,毛澤東和德蘭修女都是堅持用自己風格改變世界的人,他們永不放棄,是當中的代表人物。鄧恩說,毛澤東和德蘭修女提出了一個觀點,那就是我們將要作出抉擇,我們將要發起挑戰,我們將要提出「為甚麼不可以」的問題。


    這段演講播出後,鄧恩立即受到右派批評。霍士電視台節目主持人貝克說︰「有馬克斯革命主義者,把自己奉獻給破壞我們國家的主義。」史丹福大學胡佛研究中心的中國問題專家拉特裏夫也說,鄧恩的說話令人吃驚,而且很可悲。Right Side News網站形容她是白宮的「毛派」。



    鄧恩被形容為奧巴馬的「四大顧問」之一,丈夫是奧巴馬的私人律師Robert Bauer,《新聞周刊》去年指兩人是華府的新「權勢夫妻」。鄧恩是白宮向霍士新聞宣戰的重炮手,近日接連在有綫新聞網絡(CNN)、《時代》雜誌和《紐約時報》發炮,點名批評新聞集團旗下的霍士新聞台是共和黨的喉舌,只是一味針對奧巴馬。她指責霍士是「將帶有意見的新聞,披上新聞報道的外衣」。

  127. tellitlikeitis says:

    That’s great VF. I ‘m a little rusty. I have to brush up on my Manderin Chinese. lol

  128. VotingFemale says:

    Translation of that Chinese Article above from: http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/14/1/1/1302879/1.html

    White House officials considered worship Mao Zedong

    (Roundup) (Sing Tao Daily reported) U.S. White House and right-wing television station Fox News (Fox News) The war of words heating up. Known as Barack Obama (related) “Big Four consultants”, one of the White House communications director of the Office Dunn (Anita Dunn), openly admitted admirer of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong, and thus involved in a controversy. Dunn, right-wing media, shelling, there is the White House Web site described her a “Maoist.”

    Dunn said that in 1947, Mao Zedong took over China’s plans, but the party was challenging him, and Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang were occupied cities, they have the Army, Air Force and all the necessary materials, it was said, “How do you win, how do you overcome all the difficulties against you, but to achieve success? “Mao replied,” The you fight in your battle, I play me. ”

    During this speech was broadcast, Dunn immediately criticized by the right wing. Fox TV show host Baker said, “There Marx Marxist revolutionary who dedicated themselves to the destruction of our country’s doctrine.” Hoover Research Center, Stanford University, a China expert Theo Ratliff also said that Dunn’s words were surprised and very sad. Right Side News website that she was the White House described as “Maoist.”

    Dunn responded by saying that she mentions Mao Zedong, have mentioned Mother Teresa, but we cling to the Mao Zedong on this to criticize her. She added that she made an example of Mao Zedong and Mother Teresa, is to demonstrate the importance of challenging conventional wisdom.

    A Chinese scholar Tuesday to accept China’s “Global Times” interview, said senior officials of the United States respected and praised Mao Tse-tung is completely normal, and the U.S. media react strongly to prove that the ideology of radical U.S. media impede freedom of thought.

    Dunn has been described as Obama’s “big four consultants”, one of the husband of Obama’s private counsel Robert Bauer, “Newsweek,” refers to the two men were in Washington last year, a new “power couple.” Dunn is the White House to declare war on Fox News’s heavy hand, the recent series in the Cable News Network (CNN), “Time” magazine and “New York Times” fired to name and shame News Group’s Fox News Channel is the Republican Party mouthpiece, he was blindly against Barack Obama. She accused Fox of “with the views of the news, put on the cloak of news reporting.”

  129. VotingFemale says:

    Why tellit!

    I never thought of you as “rusty”, dear!

    tellitlikeitis says
    That’s great VF. I ‘m a little rusty. I have to brush up on my Manderin Chinese. lol

  130. VotingFemale says:

    I had to run it through a translator…

    I guess Glenn “baker” has PO’ed The High Command of the People’s Republic of China who defends Obutthole as their Comrade!

  131. VotingFemale says:

    Someone should send that article to Glenn Beck… he would get a belly laugh

  132. ohiobelle says:

    Sorry guys I had to step away.

    I am so glad that Beck at the “not really a news station” called that hag out!! I wonder what position Dunn’s husband will take in the White House??? It really does pay to be friends with Obutthole!

  133. ohiobelle says:

    vf, was that you that called the Glenn Beck show?? lol I thought I heard purrring on the other end.. haha

  134. ohiobelle says:

    Well soon Obutthole will be bored with the 1st Amendment and move to the 2nd Amendment… Let’s try a little 101 on the 2nd..

    Gun History

    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and

    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated


    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and

    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century
    because of gun control: 56 million people.

    It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500
    million dollars. The first year results are now in:

    List of 7 items:

    Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent.

    Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent.
    Aus tralia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
    In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.
    Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, criminals do not, and criminals still possess their guns!

    While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

    There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort, and expense was
    expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

    You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

    With guns, we are ‘citizens.’
    Without them, we are ‘subjects’.

    FACT: During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

    Who knows, maybe Obutthole thinks he can do it better… kind of like Cash for Clunkers.

  135. samhenry says:

    omg – wtf – ouch – chinese? But I thought we had to learn Spanish. Of course I started out in life with French and only Sakozy speaks that now.

    Are they coming for us? Can we give Obama and Emanuel as offerings?

    Is China REALLY upset with beck?df

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