Sarah Palin WILL run for President; FOX News drifting leftward; obviously a business decision

Folks, I call it like I see it…

I can confidently say, with due-diligence and personal conviction, Sarah Palin will absolutely run for president. She will declare. She is the one Obama fears the most and Romney fears the most. She is the one Romney-Backing FOX News seeks to suppress, as evidenced by their own acts (Sean Hannity, notwithstanding).

Just as Senator Barack Obama moved his ideological media projection towards center during the 2008 Campaign period, Sarah Palin has moved towards center  as evidenced by her statements of policy during the Chris Wallace question and answer appearance this last Sunday, June 5, 2011.

Wallace was shocked as Sarah Palin deployed her “Presidential Affect and Knowledge” with total ease and confidence (never ever underestimate Sarah Palin, Chris) but Wallace was so caught off guard he looked like a Socialist Tool with his pre-selected anti-Palin pundit-class panel scripted discussion following Sarah Palin’s appearance; a panel discussion which Conservatives4Palin.com succinctly noted with excellent insight.

The result was, FOX News and Wallace were obviously thrown for a loop by their pre-conceived misconceptions. Oh, to be a fly on the wall during Roger Ailes’ postmortem conference meeting following the Wallace program! wow…

When John Podesta showed up on Chris Wallace FOX News Sunday, June 5, 2011, Wallace expressed his pleasure directly to Podesta, referring to Podesta’s “August” presencePodesta’s “August” presence? I call that shameless grovelling, Wallace. Did you bow when you greeted him off-camera? geeez!

It was a signal to the Left, and DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, of a strategic business decision to make an ever-widening paradigm shift and that dropping Glenn Beck was more than a token of Leftist appeasement in exchange for being “gifted” with future attendance of Left-Wing Politicians during the now engaged 2012 Presidential Cycle.

In case you don’t already know, John Podesta is a SOROS-Funded Socialist Extremist heavy hitter by way of running the Media Propaganda Machines, Center for American Progress and Center for American Progress Action Fund.

John Podesta hired self-described Communist Van Jones for Socialist Activism projects.

Chris Wallace has previously outed himself as a semi-closeted Liberal, so his was the program of choice for FOX to shuttle Socialist-Extremist John Podesta into the TVs of America. Outraged does not express my reaction well enough.

Though subtle but constant, make no mistake, FOX News is anti-Palin and anti-Tea Party and pro-RINO ala Rove, Gingrich, and Romney and FOX management is no-doubt pissed that fiscal conservative viewers have politically stomped on their pet RINO analyst, Karl Rove, and to an ever increasing degree, Charles Krauthammer aka Mr Data of the Pundit-Class.

Most fiscally conservative voters watch FOX News; many exclusively. With that said, we as a country have been manipulated to such an extent by the press in general that even FOX News fails to understand… this is a brave new world and we have no reason not to go after FOX in ways that matter as they continue their Political Paradigm Shift in a Left-Appeasing Direction.

This is a chance for one or more Lamestream Media Companies to capitalize on if they have the wherewithal to do it: to effect a larger and larger increase of fiscally conservative audiences. But it means shifting by degrees in a rightward direction from their now far-left perch. They got a taste of the old days this last week in their coverage of Congressman Weiner and WeinerGate. Question is, will business decisions trump their left-wing ideology enough to actually do it? We shall see…

Primary Media companies with any brains at all (ruling out MSNBC) are betting on pulling in moderate viewers going into this election cycle and this time, just as we fiscal conservatives short-circuited the Left-Wing Media with reduced viewer market share, we are quite capable of effecting short-circuits in FOX News market share on a program by program basis.

If FOX News thinks leftist moronic trolls holding up signs behind FOX Reporters saying “FOX Lies” is damaging, wait till they see what fiscal conservatives can and will do to them as they swing in the left-appeasing, RINO-appeasing direction.

UPDATE: Check this poll out at Gary’s Blog: A Time For Choosing.

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89 Responses to Sarah Palin WILL run for President; FOX News drifting leftward; obviously a business decision

  1. Foxwood says:

    You are going to p!ss off a few with this one, VF, but the changes are evident. Rush hasn’t endorsed Sarah, but he thinks she will win if she runs. Rush has a 99.6% track record.

  2. Foxwood says:

    It may be a business decision, but it may be, as has been rumored, a sellout due to Soros money. If you can subtly change the minds of the Tea Party…

  3. wdednh says:

    Well put and as much as I like Fox I would not stand for wishy washy stand, There are already way to many of them in Republican party.

  4. VotingFemale says:

    Hey wdednh,

    FOX take fiscal conservatives for granted… to their detriment. Incorrectly thinking 2011 will Roll just like their now out-of-date computer modelling of presidential election cycle market share polls.

    This is a period with no real analogy in history… Social Media changed all that.

  5. roxannadanna says:

    VF, you could’ve knocked me off my sofa when I saw Podesta on Fox! I was stunned.
    I agree with you about the number of closeted Libs on Fox, in fact, some time ago I read a poll of employees working at all major networks. nbc/msnbc had well over 90% but even Fox had something like 77% who claimed to be liberal.

  6. Orca says:

    there is nothing quite like giving the media PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome)
    These are a few of my favorite things.

  7. VotingFemale says:

    roxannadanna, I was shocked… then angered… then cold.

    They think they lead us by the nose? mmmuuuuuaaahhhhhhhh

  8. VotingFemale says:

    Uplifting Comment, Orca! Hugs My Friend… PDS, the gift that keeps on giving 😀

    por vous…

  9. Orca says:

    tres bien ma cherie
    Ma cherie ca va tre bien?
    Palin est tres magnifique
    C’est tres bonne, non?

  10. Liberty says:

    Hi VF, and everyone else. Sorry I’ve been missing as of late.

    Great post VF. Damn straight girl.

    I hope you are setttling in well.

    Thanks for pinging me when I’m off the air. 🙂

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  12. It was strange that you also noticed that,about Fox news.It seems that all they can do is find the Republican slate of presidential candidates lacking.They got to be joking or they are repeating “stupid” remarks.Anyone,did everyone hear that[including Fox] is better than Obama.The worst of the Republicans would be better than Obama. All I hear day after day is where’s the beef? Petraeus is the beef,start working on getting behind him and anybody for V.P. and we’ll all be [except socialistic commies] on the right path AGAIN.http://americansforpetraeus2012.org

  13. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to tweak a Commie!

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

  14. Foxwood says:

    Good morning Co-Conspirators!

    For those that don’t remember, Natzy Palosi called us unAmerican.Tweak tweak, little Commies 🙂

  15. Foxwood says:

    Isn’t it a good morning when you can say, “Good riddance to a Commie troll 🙂 ” ?

  16. Foxwood says:

    Natzy Palosi will drag out the ethics charges in congress. This is good for Republicans. The longer Weiner stays on the minds of the public, the worse it will be for Dems in 2012. HAHAHAHAHA!!! 🙂

  17. Orca says:

    Now running an office pool as to how long the weiner will last.
    stick a fork in him he is done.
    I’m hoping for another week
    One additional fact that did come of this Clinton’s top advisor is a muslim (the weiner wife)

  18. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Foxwood!

    Well that x-rated stiffy photo of DEMOCRAT Congressman HornDog Weiner is now out on the internet. Lets see who asks ole Tony if it is him. lol

    The guy has it comin…

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  21. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Great comments all!

    Good to see you WarrantOneGirl! yoo HOO

    Yes Orca, Sarah’s beauty is a good thing. I believe that beauty is as much a part of why the so many on the Left feel the desire to smear her… Green-Eyed Jealousy. coo….

    Morning Foxwood! Love the smell of burning black power in the mornin’ 😀

    Folks… the Left has never had more reason to be afraid… The bad economy put them into the White House and the bad economy will take the WH away from them.

    So Simple… their Ideology doesn’t work. period. and all Americans can see that. Some dont care but most do.

    These are heady times.

  22. VotingFemale says:

    Nice to meet you JohnyAngel Advocacy Group,

    I have been holding back on FOXNews… but Podesta was the last straw. That was a shot across the Bow of Fiscal Conservatives and a slap in the face.

    Let the Rumble Begin

  23. VotingFemale says:

    Roxy, When I saw Podesta I had to shake my head to check that it was not a dream.

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  24. VotingFemale says:

    Wishy Washy is a good description, in my view. They are a business. The Left hates their guts. Seems they are without backbone enough not to blink.

    wdednh said

    Well put and as much as I like Fox I would not stand for wishy washy stand, There are already way to many of them in Republican party.

  25. AFVET says:

    I too couldn’t believe my eyes gazing on that prick Podesta on Wallace’s panel.
    Along with Juan Williams and Mara Liasson.
    You have to admit, Wallace gets it honest from his father Mike.
    Krauthammer comes off to me as an elitist snob.
    Even Hannity is losing my attention.
    I wonder who sets up the panel ?
    It will be interesting to see who they plug into Beck’s slot.

    Great post VF !

  26. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to tweak a Commie!
    .
    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  27. Foxwood says:

    God morning Co-Conspirator VF!

    They are doing everything they can do to shut me up on twitter. They can suspend me, but they can’t stop me.

  28. MariaS Nunes says:

    Hi VF ….. yup, you think like me a lot !! While talking to Wallace, Palin said something about saying something on something in a few weeks. I think that was enough to tell me that in the next 2/3 weeks she will announce her run.
    She’s got me so interested in the Freedom Trail, I am coming down south your way next week to walk the trail in Boston ….. from Toronto.
    I think she will wait a week or so for the jibes, rumors and “scandals” to die down a bit after Friday’s release of those emails,etc. and then make her move.

  29. VotingFemale says:

    Hiya Maria! Well… I left Massachusetts back this last winter… and moved to….

    PHOENIX! lol Sarah and Bristol are now close geographically as well as in heart. 😉

    I love that she keeps the media guessing… they all want to be the first to announce her entry/declination statement… she has them panting and following behind her like a pack of puppy doggies… WOOF! hahahahaha

    Keep em in suspense Sarah! It Drives En NUTSSSSS

  30. VotingFemale says:

    Foxwood! Dear, if you were not a shaker and mover they would ignore you… you are judged by the number of political enemies you attract. They pay you tribute!

  31. VotingFemale says:

    Hiya AFVET and thank you very much for your compliment on the post.

    Please click on the link in the post about Conservatives4Palin… they dissected that panel like true professionals. Nailed it they did. I think their article is a must read, dear.

  32. VotingFemale says:

    I would never go along with the following as it would ruin my amateur standing and anonymity but just got the following email from YouTube (have gotten these offers before on popular videos I have uploaded) LOLOL:

    The YouTube Team says:

    Dear VotingFemale,

    Your video Bill Maher grudgingly admits Sarah Palin would Beat Barack Obama in 2012 (on 06-04-2011) might be eligible for the YouTube Partnership Program, which allows you to make money from playbacks of your video.

    Making money from your video is easy. Here’s how it works: First sign into your YouTube account. Then, review and complete the steps outlined here:http://www.youtube.com/ivp?v=8UQbCzkjWxY.

    If your video is approved, we’ll start placing ads next to the video and pay you a share of the revenue as long as you meet the program requirements.

    We look forward to adding your video to the YouTube Partnership Program.

    Thanks and good luck!

    The YouTube Team

  33. Orca says:

    when play becomes work, it ruins play
    besides, the stupid season is upon us, loaded with trolls, zombies, and rinos.
    time to gear up for the coming battle, we can take time after 2013 begins, if there is anything left.
    We must do what it takes to get Obama out of office.

    “We’re going to attack all night, we’re going to attack tomorrow morning. If we’re not victorious, let no man come back alive!”
    George Patton

  34. Orca says:

    Yep sounds right

  35. Foxwood says:

    Good afternoon Co-Conspirators Orca and Maria!

    Let’s not let the RINOs win the preliminaries. It’s only Commie lite.

  36. Bob Mack says:

    FOX Network is becoming increasingly suspect. I wonder if their drift is causing them to lose viewers.

  37. orca says:

    came across a very interesting comparison
    McCotter added:

    “In the area of cap and trade, the President and Mr. Romney both believe in climate change. In the area of health care, both the President and Mr. [Romney] believe in comparative effectiveness research and government controlling the supply of health care. What you see in the area of the Wall Street Bailout, both Mr. Romney and President Obama believe that the bondholders and shareholders on Wall Street should be held harmless, with no restructuring, no downsizing, no management changes, no equity, and no preparation for future to get capital flowing back again.”
    as I said before no Obama lite for pres no matter what the liberal official press says

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  39. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to tweak some Commies! So…

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

  40. arlenearmy says:

    Since I’m on my iPad it’s difficult for me to provide the link. But I read article this morning published by The Hill that said Palin will not run. It also asserts that it will come down to Ron Paul and Bachmann for GOP nomination.

    I’m still convinced that Palin will run for president.

  41. arlenearmy says:

    VF
    I suggest you don’t agree to the partnership deal, particularly when the subject matter is political these days. The bigger viewership gets harassed & stalked the most. And it’s all connected with being a partner. I can attest to this when I posted that Westboro video. I was getting threats on my life. I had to opt out of the partnership to reestablish some online peace.

  42. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Bob!

    It is certainly causing the beginnings of a backlash as evidenced by this very blogpost…

    Bob Mack | June 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm |

    FOX Network is becoming increasingly suspect. I wonder if their drift is causing them to lose viewers.

  43. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Foxwood! Ahhh the cannon fire which starts the day! 😀

  44. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Arlene!

    Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann are both Representatives in the US House.

    Only one Representative in the US House has ever been elected president. That was President James A. Garfield (1880).

    The path to the WH is paved exclusively by Governorships and Senatorships.

    Anyone of national level visibility stating a U.S. Representative could get elected President is swimming up stream against a very hard historical current.

    Anyone who asserts Gov Sarah Palin will not run or will run (me in this case) is going out on a limb.

    I “intuitively know” she will run because I look at the world through Sarah’s eyes; I put myself in her place; I see the illegitimate self-serving political motives of those on the left and right who resist her candidacy as president. I believe she would rather run, and either win or lose, than be told what to do by the media and beltway elitists on both sides of the aisle.

    There are Left Wing-Appeasers and RINOs in the GOP who don’t have the backbone or inclination to stand up to the Leftist Propaganda Machines and the rank and file throngs of Astro-Turfers, which are bought and paid for “Protesters,” going on a rampage. The Leftists are MASTERS at manipulation. Sarah is the first of her kind to stand up to these Bastards toe-to-toe in an effective non self-diminishing way.

    That fact alone SCARES THE LIVING DOG CRAP out of the Leftist Troll Machines and Team Obama…

    This Palin email hunt by the Left will undoubtedly leave so much egg on the faces of the Leftist Smear Machines they will be laughing stocks… it is already starting as reported by Politico… http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56750.html

    Though that article is rife with backhanded snarkery it shows what is emerging… a Positive, not Negative, image of Sarah Palin during her Governorship in Alaska.

    arlenearmy says…

    Since I’m on my iPad it’s difficult for me to provide the link. But I read article this morning published by The Hill that said Palin will not run. It also asserts that it will come down to Ron Paul and Bachmann for GOP nomination.

  45. VotingFemale says:

    That is precisely one of the two reasons I will not go along with YouTube’s partnership program. The other reason is that I am purely 100% grassroots… a voter …a woman voter… and it is within that specific paradigm in which the VotingFemale Blog is anchored. It is the reason the public moniker VotingFemale exists.

    arlenearmy said:

    VF
    I suggest you don’t agree to the partnership deal, particularly when the subject matter is political these days. The bigger viewership gets harassed & stalked the most. And it’s all connected with being a partner. I can attest to this when I posted that Westboro video. I was getting threats on my life. I had to opt out of the partnership to reestablish some online peace.

  46. VotingFemale says:

    Hiya Orca dear!

    In my well considered view, Romney has even less of a chance getting nominated than he did in 2008… is he hoping to be the lesser of evils… I suppose to.

  47. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to tweak the Commies! Here we go…

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

  48. Foxwood says:

    Good morning Co-Conspirators!

    If you didn’t know Foxwood has been suspended on Twit. I will be retiring the persona as it gives the Commies no teeth to bite with. Not stopping my pointing them out, tho. I now have no distractions so I may continue my work, if you know what I mean 🙂

    They couldn’t stop me with the crap they kept throwing out, but what they don’t realize is you can’t silence someone when you don’t have the goods. Sorry Commies 🙂 I still have my teeth.

  49. Freedom, by the way says:

    Got a link to this post on 2012 republican candidates. Great commentary, VF. Even Fox has to be viewed with a grain of salt.

  50. VotingFemale says:

    Hiya Free! Thanks girlfriend. and yes, Fox requires a grain of salt for they to have skin in the game as does all media companies.

  51. Orca says:

    VF sometimes it requires some late night thinking to see through the fog of war to the battle plan, I am of course referring to President Palins, war on the left.
    The sun will rise tomorrow but it has not happened yet, only a fool would bet against it.
    I feel the same way about Palin being elected. Has not happened yet, but only a fool would bet against it.
    Ok here it goes;
    First we have the bus thing, with all the press, lame stream and all, following her spilling ink all the way for over a week now. Free publicity is always the best publicity.
    Next we have the e-mail release, this shows she was always engaged as a leader.
    It will keep her in the press for weeks more, does anyone really think she does not know what is in them or that the press lame and otherwise will be hanging on every word.
    By the time she does announce, the emails will be old news, and she will have gotten miles of free press that will show she would make a great president.
    This and the fact that the free press will come form the very people that hate her the most. The ones that may attempt to make some claim of a negative in the E mails will have too many others looking at the same emails to lie abut them and not get caught.
    It will be much harder for them to claim she is not qualified to run, when the will have proven the point. Does not mean they won’t make the claim just that it will be that much more obvious as false and unsupported.
    The best way to get caught, is to get caught doing your job very well. The best way to prove it, is when your enemies have to provide the proof.
    The sun will rise in the morning And I’m betting on Palin to rise with it.

  52. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to tweak the Commies! So…..

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

  53. Foxwood says:

    Good morning Co-Conspirator Orca!

    Once again, your insight shows 🙂

  54. arlenearmy says:

    Looks like Newt is trying to make up for lost time. I don’t watch CNN, but it looks like I have to in order to watch the GOP debates tomorrow.

  55. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Everyone! A new day is upon us. The Dow dipped below 12,000 in anticipation of the coming week’s economic news… and likely it will be bad.

    Blaming Bush by the Moron in the WH will of course backfire… Barack owns the economy and for the first time in his life he has a track record which he must defend. He has no clue how to defend… only knows how to blame others.

    People expected results which he promised… It is clear that that Hopey-Changey Thang was total bull crap. Many of us know it was but many more hoped it wasn’t.

    The left have only their underhanded political tactics to rely on… and that pales in the face of the state of the economy. I caught some of the talks shows on cable… clips of it… and Donna Brazil defended their miserable record with… we cant get back to 5% unemployment and folks just have to accept that.

    That is what they have? Accept failure of the left to set the economy on the right track?
    This is early in the election cycle… a lot will happen between now and election day in November of 2012 and none of it will be good for the left.

    The way I see it, they have only their teeth, claws, and knives and nothing else.

  56. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Foxwood! Yeah, the twitter trolls only make you stronger. They obsess about you like they do Sarah thus, you are in good company, dear!

  57. VotingFemale says:

    Hiya Arlene! Getting intel from the left wing is smart, in my book. I do not see Newt as a contender… he has tried to position himself as a left-wing appeaser and the dividing lines are too strong now to do that.

    The is a whole new world… and the left has thrown themselves on their own sword.

    Karl Rove and Newt are living in the pre-2008 past.

  58. VotingFemale says:

    Hey Orca… all good points! Sarah’s Saga is far from completed… FOX News will have to come to grips with their own underestimations.

  59. VotingFemale says:

    Hey Foxwood? One of the Twitter Trolls commented on the blog abt your twitter acnt.

    just snarkage and a fake ID and email address but… they sent it from the Mariott Hotel in NYC:

    IP Address 12.51.92.130
    City New York
    State or Region New York
    Country United States
    ISP Marriott International.
    Latitude & Longitude 40.714353 -74.005973 MapG MapV
    Domain SAGEHOSPITALITY.COM
    ZIP Code 10022

  60. Bob Mack says:

    Afternoon y’all. The MSM is sure pushing Romney. Somebody tweeted that he reminds ’em of Max Headroom. Personally, I’d rather see Woodstock’s Hugh “Wavy Gravy” Romney in the WH. At least he knows a bad trip when he sees one.

  61. AFVET says:

    The US economy will be Obama’s Waterloo.
    Leon Panetta as defense secretary ? Give me a break !
    Obama sees the cliff and is doing his best as quickly as he can to destroy America.
    We can only hope that America will destroy his policies before they destroy Her.

  62. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to tweak the Commie trolls! 🙂

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

  63. Foxwood says:

    Good morning Co-Conspirators!

    And eat crap Commie trolls. You think I’m gone, but I’m not. Foxwood is retired, but I’m still annoying you Commies. Take a look at #tcot. I’m still there 🙂

  64. VotingFemale says:

    Bob, the new buzzword ala Pawlenty: “ObamneyCare” hahahaha true that is…

  65. VotingFemale says:

    AFVET, a Defense Secretary leaving an administration at the onset of the presidential campaign cycle? mmmmmm… Perhaps a blowout over Israel and the M.E.

    Obama don’t cotton to be being pointed out as an ignorant no-experience amateur, now do he? his hubris and arrogance is his own punishment.

  66. VotingFemale says:

    hubris is a mighty fine word everyone should be up to speed on…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubris

  67. Liberty says:

    I HATE CNN, however. The first GOP Debate is on there tonight. I’m watching and drawing opinions too.

    Wow!

    FYI Guys. Thanks VF, I will learn that word.

  68. Liberty says:

    Republicans will boost CNN Ratings tonight, CNN ratings will be through the roof!

  69. Liberty says:

    Wow, VF. Thanks for the vocabulary lesson!

    WOOHOO, hubris fits as well or better than narcissist!

  70. samiam60 says:

    Good Afternoon VF, Foxwood, Arlene, Liberty, Bob Mack, AFVET, Anthony and Orca!

  71. samiam60 says:

    Report: Nearly 200 of Obama‘s Biggest Donors Land ’Plum‘ Gov’t Jobs, Contracts

    If a story contains the following sentence about the administration, would you be concerned?

    More than two years after Obama took office vowing to banish “special interests” from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests or attended numerous elite White House meetings and social events, an investigation by iWatch News has found.

    That’s the major point of a new Politico article out today, which focuses on an expose by iWatch News. And it has the examples to back up the claim. For example, meet Donald H. Gips:

    Telecom executive Donald H. Gips raised a big bundle of cash to help finance his friend Barack Obama’s run for the presidency.

    Gips, a vice president of Colorado-based Level 3 Communications, delivered more than $500,000 in contributions for the Obama war chest, while two other company executives collected at least $150,000 more.

    After the election, Gips was put in charge of hiring in the Obama White House, helping to place loyalists and fundraisers in many key positions. Then, in mid-2009, Obama named him ambassador to South Africa. Meanwhile, Level 3 Communications, in which Gips retained stock, received millions of dollars of government stimulus contracts for broadband projects in six states — though Gips said he had been “completely unaware” that the company had received the contracts.

    The term iWatch has given such people is “bundlers,” since they bundle together cash for the campaign. Here’s what the investigation found about these donors:

    Overall, 184 of 556, or about one-third of Obama bundlers or their spouses joined the administration in some role. But the percentages are much higher for the big-dollar bundlers. Nearly 80 percent of those who collected more than $500,000 for Obama took “key administration posts,” as defined by the White House. More than half the 24 ambassador nominees who were bundlers raised $500,000.

    The big bundlers had broad access to the White House for meetings with top administration officials and glitzy social events. In all, campaign bundlers and their family members account for more than 3,000 White House meetings and visits. Half of them raised $200,000 or more.

    Some Obama bundlers have ties to companies that stand to gain financially from the president’s policy agenda, particularly in clean energy and telecommunications, and some already have done so. Level 3 Communications, for instance, snared $13.8 million in stimulus money.

    It should be noted that George W. Bush appointed bundlers, too. But according to iWatch, in just two years Obama has appointed as many bundlers as Bush did during his eight years in office.

    The group offers a couple more examples:

    Harvey S. Wineberg, a certified public accountant from Chicago who raised at least $100,000 and is Obama’s personal accountant, said his fundraising had “nothing to do” with his appointment to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability in December 2010. Wineberg said he called a White House staffer, whom he declined to name, to ask about serving. “I thought I’d be good,” he said. He has since resigned.

    Michael Caplin, a Virginia consultant who assists nonprofit businesses, raised $200,000 for Obama and was appointed to the Commission on Presidential Scholars, a board that selects and honors promising high school students. He said he was contacted by a White House staffer asking him if he wanted to serve, though he saw plenty of other big donors angling for jobs and positions.

    The appointment of George Washington University law professor Spencer Overton illustrates how the administration has rewarded many top fundraisers.

    Overton wrote in 2003 that the influence big donors wield in elections means that an “overwhelming majority of citizens are effectively excluded from an important stage of the political process.” Yet Overton bundled at least $500,000 for Obama. He was named to the Obama transition team and in February 2009 was appointed principal deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy. Overton visited the White House more than 80 times from January 2009 through the end of 2010 for events ranging from small meetings with high-level staffers to social and entertainment events, sometimes with his wife, records show. Overton resigned the $180,000-a-year job in July 2010. He declined to comment for this story.

    That sure doesn’t sound like the transparent and transformative administration that Obama promised. But then again, this is the same administration that was given a transparency award in secret.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-nearly-200-of-obamas-biggest-donors-land-plum-govt-jobs-contracts/

  72. samiam60 says:

    HOPE & CHANGE INDEX FOR WEDNESDAY:

    Study: Housing Collapse Steeper Than During Great Depression

    The author of a study claiming the U.S. housing collapse is now worse than during the Great Depression warned Wednesday that the market likely will continue to fall for the rest of the year before going stagnant.

    Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist for Capital Economics, predicted home prices would fall another 3 percent over the rest of 2011 before potentially hitting bottom.

    “Even when that happens, I don’t think we’re going to see any significant or sustained rises,” he told FoxNews.com Wednesday, predicting “a couple years of pretty much no recovery whatsoever.”

    The bleak prediction comes after he released a report estimating that since the collapse began from the pricing peak of 2006, prices have fallen 33 percent — more than the 31 percent dive recorded between the 1920s and 1930s.

    The data, from Capital Economics, underscores the trouble the U.S. economy is having emerging from what is described as the worst recession since the Great Depression. “The sharp fall in house prices in the first quarter provided further confirmation that this housing crash has been larger and faster than the one during the Great Depression,” the analysis said.

    Dales said the collapse has eclipsed that of the Great Depression because the boom that preceded it was much bigger. Unlike during the 1920s, access to the housing market was far more open leading up to 2006.

    “This boom was characterized by homeownership becoming the norm for pretty much anyone,” Dales said, noting that the boom has effectively been thrown in reverse.

    While the financial markets have partially bounced back since the 2008 Wall Street collapse and the economy as a whole has been growing, the employment picture is bleak and housing continues to suffer.

    The national jobless rate ticked up to 9.1 percent in May — that was after the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index issued a report showing home prices in a dozen metropolitan regions hit their lowest level in March since the collapse began. Nationally, prices hit a new post-collapse low in the first quarter, and have returned to roughly 2002 levels.

    David Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee, declared the numbers confirmed a “double-dip in home prices.” He and other analysts suggested the U.S. housing market has not yet hit bottom.

    The dismal housing market news was compounded Wednesday by the National Association of Home Builders’ release of its monthly Housing Market Index. The index, which measures builder sentiment on the market, fell to a level of 13 on its 100-point scale. That’s three points below the previous month and the lowest level since September 2010. Any reading below 50 indicates negative sentiment about the market.

    With fewer homes being built, fewer jobs are available and less revenue is generated for local, state and federal governments. Each new home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in taxes, according to the group.

    On the bright side, the NAHB noted that a poll it took of 2,000 2012 voters found that housing is still considered by the largest plurality of homeowners as their biggest investment.

    Amid the troubling developments in housing, labor and elsewhere, the Obama administration has tried to push several new economic proposals, ranging from new training programs to tax relief.

    President Obama is pleading for patience on the economy while at the same time urging the public to stay positive.

    “The sky is not falling,” the president said during a stop in North Carolina two days ago.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/15/housing-collapse-steeper-than-during-great-depression-analyst-says/#ixzz1PMTOsSZF

  73. samiam60 says:

    With the Track record Obama has his chances for re-election are ZERO!

    Unless of course the Lame Stream Media is able to paint a rosy picture placing blame on the Republicans and Bush.

    Time to amp up our Blogs and take back Our Country while there is still time.

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  75. Orca says:

    Warning Dangerous information ahead
    You are in danger of laughing yourself to death over what the liberal press found out in Palin’s emails
    According to AOL/time the emails show Palin is focused and literate
    One investigator who described herself as a middle of the road Dem said she thought Palin was illiterate until she read her emails and scored them on literacy tests.
    That expert dem said she is focused and was excellent at communications and the emails portray her as an executive that got things done and was focused on containing costs the opposite of what she had believed of Palin prior to her review
    On June 12 I said:
    Next we have the e-mail release, this shows she was always engaged as a leader.
    It will keep her in the press for weeks more, does anyone really think she does not know what is in them or that the press lame and otherwise will be hanging on every word.
    By the time she does announce, the emails will be old news, and she will have gotten miles of free press that will show she would make a great president.
    This and the fact that the free press will come form the very people that hate her the most. The ones that may attempt to make some claim of a negative in the E mails will have too many others looking at the same emails to lie abut them and not get caught.
    It will be much harder for them to claim she is not qualified to run, when the will have proven the point. Does not mean they won’t make the claim just that it will be that much more obvious as false and unsupported.
    The best way to get caught, is to get caught doing your job very well. The best way to prove it, is when your enemies have to provide the proof.
    The sun will rise in the morning And I’m betting on Palin to rise with it.
    Put another way, I love it when a plan,(or Palin) comes together.
    Forcing liberals to tell the truth in public is always entertaining

  76. VotingFemale says:

    Hiya Liberty, Sami, Foxwood! Everyone!

    Ohhh… did folks see the newest Rep Weiner Pic?

    lol

  77. VotingFemale says:

    Hiya Orca!

    Just reading the article you posted.

  78. VotingFemale says:

    Orca, a true survivalist well knows how to use an Attacker’s strength to bring it down.
    Such is the case with the foaming at the mouth Media who made such an uproar over the subpoenaed emails for so long and called for legions of their followers to read them all… “just knowing there were nuggets in them.”

    She used them against themselves. Thing is they still dont get it… thus I predict the remaining 2 thousand redacted emails they didn’t get is the bear trap within the bear trap.
    Taking a page from Obama’s Birth Certificate Book… she may well not release them just to tease the Left into going postal and suing for them. And in the end reveal them at some time in the future near the election date… and make them look like the asses they truly are.

  79. VotingFemale says:

    They will likely try to spin the current state of the economy as an unrecoverable affair caused by Bush… and to get used to it as the new “normal.” 😉 which will go over like a flippin lead balloon.

    samiam60 says

    With the Track record Obama has his chances for re-election are ZERO!

    Unless of course the Lame Stream Media is able to paint a rosy picture placing blame on the Republicans and Bush.

    Time to amp up our Blogs and take back Our Country while there is still time.

  80. Orca says:

    Communication is for the purpose of engaging our senses in a manner that communicates information
    Lester Levenson

    The purpose of communications is to engage the senses of others with information
    Tom Hayden

    When writing as a professional, write like you speak
    Dean Grinnell

    Palin has mastered all three

    A good president must first be a communicator above all else, Ronald Reagan was called the great communicator for this reason

    Having a vision of what needs to be done is crucial for a leader. But what truly distinguishes a leader from others who might also have the same vision is the ability to communicate this vision in such a compelling way as to attract followers who become excited about the vision and commit to achieving it. Napoleon declared that “The leader is a dealer in hope.” To deal in hope you must be able to package it, describe it, and sell it to others so that it becomes theirs. Communication skills, therefore, is crucial to the effectiveness of leaders.
    Francios Basili

    The truth will prevail Soros must be steaming

  81. Bob Mack says:

    They will likely try to spin the current state of the economy as an unrecoverable affair caused by Bush… and to get used to it as the new “normal.”

    VF, they’ve been trying to sell that crock for over a year. The only ones buying it are the other socialists.

  82. Orca says:

    Bob, I suspect that they believe the snake oil they are tryin to sell, facts are not relevant to a person with a closed mind or put another way,
    Don’t confuse me with facts, my mind is made up

  83. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to tweak the Commies!

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

  84. Foxwood says:

    Good morning Co-Conspirators!

    I see Orcy, and Sami, and WG and Bobby and VF!

  85. Foxwood says:

    Where’s Foxwood? You Commies looking for Foxwood? Look hard, I’m sneaking up on you. 🙂

  86. Foxwood says:

    I have a new song for weenie boy:

  87. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Everyone catch the Weiner Press conference?

    He will not return to work in the Capitol Building.

    Good Riddance, Sleaze Ball… and thanks for showing the Democrat Party for what it is… SLIMERS.

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