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No Precedent for This President – OPEN THREAD

It’s funny and ironic that our group knew from the start that Barack Obama didn’t have the depth and gravitas for the presidency, and now all of a sudden, the mainstream media is catching on.  Now he’s at that tipping point where it seems totally unlikely he will win a second term.  I don’t think there are many knowledgeable political observers who expect him to win.  It all seems to be coming to a head very quickly.  Here today, gone tomorrow.

Assuming Obama has little chance of winning re-election, I think the main question is whether he will step aside, either voluntarily or by order of his handlers.  And if this happens, will it occur in time for another Democratic candidate to get organized and positioned for a serious run?  Is it already too late?  Probably.

As disinterested as he is in the affairs of state, I find it astonishing that Obama even WANTS to go for a second term.  It seems to me he is only in it for the prestige and occasional adulation, but he’s going to find himself with neither very soon, the way it’s going.

I find it interesting, in fact I find it confusing, that we always want to compare what’s happening in current events to historical precedents.  For example, we keep hearing speculation about Obama “doing an LBJ” because President Johnson was the last president to change his mind about re-election and take himself out of the race.  Precedent aside, Johnson was getting old and tired, and retirement was appropriate for his age and length of service in politics.  Obama is still relatively young and there’s really nowhere for him to go except on speaking tours.

Here’s another comparison to history that’s not working out:  the primaries and convention.  It’s been quite awhile since the candidate was decided at the convention by multiple ballots.  States are competing for having their primary elections as early in the year as possible.  We don’t seem to have the patience for indecision.  We want our candidates chosen ASAP, then we complain all year about how long the process has become.

With the candidates selected by March or earlier, that puts us smack dab up against it already.  We should know in about four or five months who the nominee will be for the Republicans, and if Obama is to step aside, it will have to happen pretty soon for a replacement to have a chance.

Of course, it’s highly unlikely he will step aside, even with his approval ratings at historic lows, about 36% approval at this writing.  Narcissism always trumps common sense.  And Obama doesn’t have enough sense, as my grandpappy always used to say sometimes, to pound sand in a rat hole.

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  • Anonymous

    Chris Matthews: GOP Congress ActingLike Government About to
    BeOverthrown in Military Coup

    NewsBusters, by Kyle Drennen 

    9/26/2011

    Appearing on Saturday’s NBC “Today,” MSNBC “Hardball”
    host Chris Matthews proclaimed that efforts by House Republicans to pay for FEMA
    disaster relief by making budget cuts elsewhere was akin to “what parliaments do
    right before military coups in other countries.” He then declared it was a
    “Complete disaster, complete failure to do their job.” [Audio available here]

  • Anonymous

    Senate reaches deal
    to avert government shutdown

    The Hill
    [Washington, DC],
    by Peter Schroeder   
    9/26/2011

    Senate leaders struck a late deal Monday night intended to
    avert a government shutdown. Under a last-minute arrange-
    ment reached by the two parties, the Senate agreed to pass a measure that would fund the government for six weeks, through Nov. 18. The Senate also was set to approve a one-week stopgap measure that would fund the government through Oct. 4. The
    House also would have to approve that stopgap measure by
    unanimous consent later this week in a pro forma session.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/184011-senate-reaches-deal-to-avert-government-shutdown

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin Threatens
    to Sue ‘Rogue’ Book Publisher

    ABC News,
    by Shushannah Walshe and
    Jonathan Karl    
    9/26/2011

    Sarah Palin’s family attorney John Tiemessen has written a letter to Maya Mavjee, the publisher of the Crown Publishing Group, a
    division of Random House, that Palin may sue her, the company, and the book’s author Joe McGinniss

    “for knowingly publishing false statements”

    in his book released last week, “The Rogue,” ABC News has learned. The book was widely panned by critics for using unnamed sources to criticize Palin and her family.

    Tiemessen cites an email they have access to in which McGinniss writes that attorneys from Crown Publishing told him…..

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/sarah-palin-threatens-to-sue-rogue-book-publisher/

    • Anonymous

      FROM THE COMMENTS:

      Sarah is even smarter than I thought. First by threatening to sue, she garners interest in the book. More books are purchased. The more books sold the greater the damage and hence the damges to which she’s entitled. If a jury awards her 10x in damages on a book selling for $25, (more likely she’ll get closer to 4x or maybe 5x the damages) then she gets $250 per book sold. A million copies equals $250Million. Even at only 4x in damages she’ll make a cool $100Million. You go Sarah. Imagine have a $100Million on which to spend to hound McGinnis for the rest of his miserable life. Gotta love it. And the precedent will be established that some conservatives actually do fight back. I think I’ll go buy that book just because every dollar invested returns 4 to 10 dollars in returns. America! What a wonderful country.

      For the first time in my llife I’m actually proud of America’s trial lawyers.

      • Scottymac54

        It’s all about the money, you know.

        • Anonymous

          WHY NOT?

          GOD KNOWS SARAH AND HER
          FAMILY HAVE PUT UP WITH
          MORE THAN ENOUGH IN THE
          LAST THREE YEARS.

          I HOPE THEY BANKRUPT BOTH
          THE PUBLISHING COMPANY AND
          MCGINNESS.

          THAT WILL BE A WARNING FOR
          ANY MORE OF THE SAME IN
          THE FUTURE!

          KARMA TIME!!!
          (and she’s a ‘female dog’)

  • Anonymous

    Who Says HermanCain Is Unelectable?

    Investor’s Business Daily, by Staff   

    9/26/2011

    2012 Election: The various attempts to explain away
    Herman Cain’s victory in the weekend’s Florida straw poll all stem from the same
    underlying assumption: The guy is unelectable. Really? Based on what? One
    political blogger summed up the general reaction to the Florida vote best:
    “Rather than a legitimate outpouring of support for Cain, or a specific
    rejection of Rick Perry, this victory represents a resounding cry of ‘who else
    ya got?’” The implicit message is that voters couldn’t have been legitimately
    backing Cain, since he has no chance of getting the nomination, much less the
    presidency.

  • Anonymous

    Who Says HermanCain Is Unelectable?

    Investor’s Business Daily, by Staff   

    9/26/2011

    2012 Election: The various attempts to explain away
    Herman Cain’s victory in the weekend’s Florida straw poll all stem from the same
    underlying assumption: The guy is unelectable. Really? Based on what? One
    political blogger summed up the general reaction to the Florida vote best:
    “Rather than a legitimate outpouring of support for Cain, or a specific
    rejection of Rick Perry, this victory represents a resounding cry of ‘who else
    ya got?’” The implicit message is that voters couldn’t have been legitimately
    backing Cain, since he has no chance of getting the nomination, much less the
    presidency.

  • Anonymous

    Google turns right:
    Liberal tech giant in ‘bipartisan phase’
    as it starts donating to Republicans

    DailyMail [UK],
    by Mark Duell   
    9/26/2011

    It’s long been the left-leaning search engine that believed in supporting the Democrats and ignoring the right-wingers. But
    now Google is entering a ‘bipartisan phase’ as it recruits Republican operatives and donates to GOP groups, reported the Huffington Post. It has given money to the Republican Attorneys General Association and co-sponsored a GOP presidential
    debate with Fox News last week. Google has also donated to other GOP groups such as the Republican Governors Association and the Republican State Leadership Committee.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041867/Google-turns-right-Liberal-tech-giant-bipartisan-phase-starts-donating-Republicans.html

  • Anonymous

    Google turns right:
    Liberal tech giant in ‘bipartisan phase’
    as it starts donating to Republicans

    DailyMail [UK],
    by Mark Duell   
    9/26/2011

    It’s long been the left-leaning search engine that believed in supporting the Democrats and ignoring the right-wingers. But
    now Google is entering a ‘bipartisan phase’ as it recruits Republican operatives and donates to GOP groups, reported the Huffington Post. It has given money to the Republican Attorneys General Association and co-sponsored a GOP presidential
    debate with Fox News last week. Google has also donated to other GOP groups such as the Republican Governors Association and the Republican State Leadership Committee.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041867/Google-turns-right-Liberal-tech-giant-bipartisan-phase-starts-donating-Republicans.html

  • Anonymous

    Govt Won’t Seek Appeal
    in Atlanta on Health Care

    Associated Press,
    by Staff   
    9/26/2011
    Washington

    — The Obama administration has decided not to ask a federal appeals court in Atlanta for further review of a ruling striking
    down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care overhaul. The administration’s decision makes it more likely that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear a case on the health care overhaul in the court’s current term, and render its verdict on the law in the midst of the 2012 presidential election campaign. In a ruling in August, a divided three-judge panel of
    the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta concluded Congress
    overstepped its authority when…..

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/09/26/business/AP-US-Health-Overhaul.html?_r=2&hp

  • Anonymous

    Govt Won’t Seek Appeal
    in Atlanta on Health Care

    Associated Press,
    by Staff   
    9/26/2011
    Washington

    — The Obama administration has decided not to ask a federal appeals court in Atlanta for further review of a ruling striking
    down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care overhaul. The administration’s decision makes it more likely that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear a case on the health care overhaul in the court’s current term, and render its verdict on the law in the midst of the 2012 presidential election campaign. In a ruling in August, a divided three-judge panel of
    the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta concluded Congress
    overstepped its authority when…..

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/09/26/business/AP-US-Health-Overhaul.html?_r=2&hp

  • Anonymous

    -
    By behonest

    Here is a new canidate just heard him on Aaron Klein WABC podcast you are not going to believe this, his name is Abdul Hassan, FCC already approved him.

    Obama really opened a can of worms. This Abdul was not born in this country either were his parents!!! This country is in a whole world order of trouble
    http://abdulhassanforpresident.com/

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/24/florida-straw-poll-voters-give-lamestream-media-the-finger-give-herman-cain-the-win/#idc-container

  • Anonymous

    -
    By Izzy

    A few points about the African American voting base.
    – Warning sweeping generalizations.

    In general black Americans who can vote will not vote for the Republican party. There is an unfortunate myth that is pervasive that the republicans party is the party of slavery. Time and time again I have heard this from otherwise intelligent seeming persons of color.

    Herman Cain has a fantastic personal story that is far superior to Obama’s and there is an actual verifiable record (as well as birth certificate). But moreover Herman Cain has a unique trump card in terms of people of color. Herman Cain has single handily done more to advance people of color by providing job opportunities and business ownership than any other candidate. If Cain plays that trump card in the black community he will pull over a handful of voters from the Democratic ranks, but at the same time he will decimate Obama’s minority turnout. The reason is very simple, while Democratic people of color will nto vote fro a republic in general, even is a person of color they will not vote against one who has done so much for what they see as their community.

    It is one thing to go around like Robin Hood giving Section 8 housing, Link cards and other forms of public assistance and another to give people a job they know they can perform and successful at leading to a potential ownership opportunities. It is easy for a person growing up under what is considered disadvantaged circumstances to see themselves landing ajob delivering pizzas, moving into the kitchen, up to supervisor, then manager and then finally saving there way to an ownership opportunity. That plays very, very well in the lower economic minority community where Obama has his base.

    Cain can decimate that base by keeping them at home. The coattails could be tremendous. If the GOP is not really looking at Cain now they are nuts.

    Read more
    http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/24/florida-straw-poll-voters-give-lamestream-media-the-finger-give-herman-cain-the-win/#idc-container

    • Scottymac54

      “If the GOP is not really looking at Cain now they are nuts.”

      They’re not the only ones……..LMFAO!! 

    • Scottymac54

      “If the GOP is not really looking at Cain now they are nuts.”

      They’re not the only ones……..LMFAO!! 

  • Anonymous

     -
    HELEN K:

    “the LA times is finally printing something that does not make backtrack look good!!!!!!
    —————————————————————————————

    Andrew Malcolm’s immigrant parents repeatedly stressed the importance of active participation in a democracy. Early lessons included learning the alphabetical list of states by watching televised roll calls of national political conventions. That childhood exposure led to a lifelong fascination with politics, including 40-plus years of covering them and a brief stint practicing them as press secretary to Laura Bush in 1999-2000. A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Malcolm served on the Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four.

    Follow him on Twitter.

    ——————————————————————————————-

    Helen,

    I LOVE Andrew Malcolm.

    He writes at least one column a week for the LATimes and I
    always post them here.  I am surprised you never noticed
    before.

    • HELENK

      during the primary the  LA  times covered up and did not vet backtrack. They were one of many newspapers that did so.

      • Anonymous

        -
        I know that, Helen.

        I guess that’s why they must have hired Malcolm.
        There must have been big losses in subscription,
        which is why the NYTimes and the WaPo are
        publishing some anti-’messiah’ articles, too…..

  • HELENK
    • HELENK

      from the story

      Not only did U.S. officials approve, allow
      and assist in the sale of more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa cartel —
      the federal government used taxpayer money to buy semi-automatic
      weapons, sold them to criminals and then watched as the guns
      disappeared. 

      This disclosure, revealed in documents
      obtained by Fox News, could undermine the Department of Justice’s
      previous defense that Operation Fast and Furious was a “botched”
      operation where agents simply “lost track” of weapons as they were
      transferred from one illegal buyer to another. Instead, it heightens the
      culpability of the federal government as Mexico, according to sources,
      has opened two criminal investigations into the operation that flooded
      their country with illegal weapons. 
      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/26/us-government-bought-and-sold-weapons-during-fast-and-furious-documents-show/#ixzz1Z61rGOYi

      • Docelder

        Yes… but remember the mantra is that guns are evil… not the people who helped put 2000 of them into drug runners hands. At least that was the plan.

    • HELENK

      from the story

      Not only did U.S. officials approve, allow
      and assist in the sale of more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa cartel —
      the federal government used taxpayer money to buy semi-automatic
      weapons, sold them to criminals and then watched as the guns
      disappeared. 

      This disclosure, revealed in documents
      obtained by Fox News, could undermine the Department of Justice’s
      previous defense that Operation Fast and Furious was a “botched”
      operation where agents simply “lost track” of weapons as they were
      transferred from one illegal buyer to another. Instead, it heightens the
      culpability of the federal government as Mexico, according to sources,
      has opened two criminal investigations into the operation that flooded
      their country with illegal weapons. 
      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/26/us-government-bought-and-sold-weapons-during-fast-and-furious-documents-show/#ixzz1Z61rGOYi

  • JustMe

    My response to President Obama’s comments at the CBC dinner…
    by Congressman Allen West

    President Obama’s comments at the CBC dinner Saturday evening telling the black community to “stop complaining” were disrespectful and reprehensible. With unemployment in the black community at 16.7 percent, food stamp enrollment up, and our national poverty rate at epic proportion, the people have a constitutional right to redress their grievances to the government. If President Obama believes he is above criticism and reproach for his failed economic policies, then he should either change his policies or step down. Regardless, as a Member of the Congressional Black Caucus, I admonish President Barack Hussein Obama to apologize to America for his callous remarks.

    • Anonymous

      You just can’t Obama anywhere .  .  .  .  .

      I heard far left black pundits upset with how Obama talked down to these people. First, his audience were people who have had real careers and real jobs. Second, his audience were primarily people who grew up in underprivileged circumstances – some who risked their lives during the civil rights era – while Obama grew up in relatively privilged circumstances and not in ghettos or inner city projects. And third, these people represent a group who have extraordinary unemployment and it is Obama who needs to take off his flip-flops get on his suit and tie and go to friggin’ work.

  • HELENK
    • Ferd_Berfle

      No holding–bad call.

  • Ferd_Berfle

    Narcissism always trumps common sense.  And Obama doesn’t have enough
    sense, as my grandpappy always used to say sometimes, to pound sand in a
    rat hole.
    ======================
    LMAO. That sums it all up very nicely, Steve.

  • HELENK

    backtrack is great at pontification and lecturing people but not too great at doing anything useful

    Obama says debt crisis in Europe is ‘scaring the world,’ European leaders are dealing with issue but not as quickly as needed – @Reuters

  • Anonymous

    Condescending ABC Dismisses
    ‘PizzaBaron’ Cain:
    ‘Nobody’
    Won the FL Straw Poll

    Newsbusters,
    by Scott Whitlock   
    9/26/2011

    Good Morning America’s John Hendren on Sunday dismissed the victory of Herman Cain in the Florida straw poll, condescendingly
    asserting that the ”big winner is nobody”. The ABC reporter made sure to repeatedly mention the business of the Republican presidential candidate:

    ”That’s right. The man who brought you Godfather’s Pizza at 37 percent”.

    Hendren arrogantly explained, ..What’s notable about the Florida straw poll is less who won than who lost…The week’s big winner in the Republican primary is nobody”. It’s odd for ABC to dismiss the straw poll’s actual winner as a
    ”nobody”.

    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2011/09/26/condescending-abc-dismisses-pizza-baron-cain-nobody-won-fl-straw-pol

    • Anonymous

      -
      FROM FREE REPUBLIC:

      Herman Cain bio:

      Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

      Master’s degree in Computer Science.

      Mathematician for the Navy, where he worked on missile ballistics (making him a rocket scientist).

      Computer systems analyst for Coca-Cola.

      VP of Corporate Data Systems and Services for Pillsbury (this is the top of the ladder in the computer world, being in charge of information systems for a major corporation).

      All achieved before reaching the age of 35.

      Since he reached the top of the information systems world, he changed careers!

      Business Manager.

      Took charge of Pillsbury’s 400 Burger King restaurants in the Philadelphia area, which were the company’s poorest performers in the country. Spent the first nine months learning the business from the ground up, cooking hamburger and yes, cleaning toilets. After three years he had turned them into the company’s best performers.

      Godfather’s Pizza CEO. Was asked by Pillsbury to take charge of their Godfather’s Pizza chain (which was on the verge of bankruptcy). He made it profitable in 14 months.

      In 1988 he led a buyout of the Godfather’s Pizza chain from Pillsbury. He was now the owner of a restaurant chain. Again he reached the top of the ladder of another industry.

      He was also chairman of the National Restaurant Association during this time. This is a group that interacts with government on behalf of the restaurant industry, and it gave him political experience from the non-politician side. Having reached the top of a second industry, he changed careers again!

      Adviser to the Federal Reserve System.

      Herman Cain went to work for the Federal Reserve Banking System advising them on how monetary policy changes would affect American businesses.

      Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. He worked his way up to the chairmanship of a regional Federal Reserve bank. This is only one step below the chairmanship of the entire Federal Reserve System (the top banking position in the country).

      This position allowed him to see how monetary policy is made from the inside, and understand the political forces that impact the monetary system. After reaching the top of the banking industry, he changed careers for a fourth time!

      Writer and public speaker.

      He then started to write and speak on leadership. His books include Speak as a Leader, CEO of Self, Leadership is Common Sense, and They Think You’re Stupid.

      Radio Host.

      Around 2007—after a remarkable 40 year career—he started hosting a radio show on WSB in Atlanta (the largest talk radio station in the country).

      He did all this starting from rock bottom (his father was a chauffeur and his mother was a maid).

      When you add up his accomplishments in his life—including reaching the top of three unrelated industries:

      information systems,
      business management, and
      banking

      —Herman Cain may have the most impressive resume of anyone that has run for the presidency in the last half century

      • Anonymous

        -

        NOBODY?  NOBODY?

        • Anonymous

          That’s infuriating!

      • HELENK

        from a comment I read and posted earlier

        Cain = affirmative EFFORT

        backtrack = affirmative action

      • Anonymous

        Exactly, and what is o’s resume, oh I forgot, we just have to take his and the DNC’s word for it. My ass.

        • Scottymac54

          Bush!  Bush!

    • Anonymous

      The “nobody” is Hendren. Cain has done a lot with his life. Hendren can only carp. Not much of a resume’.

    • Anonymous

      The “nobody” is Hendren. Cain has done a lot with his life. Hendren can only carp. Not much of a resume’.

  • Anonymous

    Americans Express
    Historic Negativity
    Toward U.S. Government

    Gallup,
    by Lydia Saad   
    9/26/2011 
    PRINCETON, NJ

    – A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years. Majorities of Democrats (65%) and Republicans (92%) are dissatisfied with the nation’s governance. This perhaps reflects the shared political power arrangement in the nation’s capital, with Democrats controlling
    the White House and U.S. Senate, and Republicans controlling
    the House of Representatives. Partisans on both sides can thus find fault with government without necessarily blaming their own party.

    The findings are from Gallup’s annual Governance survey, updated Sept. 8-11, 2011.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/149678/Americans-Express-Historic-Negativity-Toward-Government.aspx

  • HELENK

    Dalai Lama refuse right to visit TuTu in South Africa.
    China’s influence felt

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hV-b1rJLaKNPwish43qT-KCn2F-g?docId=53497bfd7eb249ba9d10d490fb9f66a7

    • Anonymous

      Disgusting,having  these two men together probably scares the shit out them` “Heaven” knows what amount of goodness could be generated from their souls meeting.

  • Anonymous

    Generation Limbo

    National Review, by Elise Jordan   

    9/26/2011

    There has been a crowded field of suffering created
    by the Great Recession, in which $14.5 trillion of American wealth vanished.
    Baby Boomers have lost retirement funds, while Generation X–ers have lost out on
    some peak earning years. The biggest losers, though, have been the Millennials.
    According to the 2010 census data released last week, many of them have
    literally lost their future. The media have taken to describing the 18- to
    29-year-olds who will ultimately bear the brunt of the economic downturn as the
    “Lost Generation.”

  • Anonymous

    The Herminator, &c.

    National Review,
    by Jay Nordlinger   
    9/26/2011

    I was reading the news over the weekend about Herman
    Cain’s winning the straw poll. And I thought, “The Left has
    been telling you all your life that the Republican party is racist. The Left has been telling you all your life that conservatives are racist. The Left has been telling you for the last two and a half years that the Tea Party is racist.” Cain is, of course, a
    Tea Party favorite. This blogpost from Kate Trinko shows a picture of Cain signing a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag for a man dressed in Tea Party garb…..

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/278294/herminator-c-jay-nordlinger

  • Anonymous

    With everything going so well,Obama golfs with a new
    partner

    Los Angeles Times, by Andrew Malcolm   

    9/26/2011

    Whenever a White House makes it easy to photograph a
    president doing something, the first question is always, “Why this?” Most of the
    scores of times President Obama has gone golfing with aides and pals, the media
    pool is kept waiting out of camera range in a food court. Some silly people have
    suggested that instead of staying secluded with well-paid staff who already like
    him, the aloof Obama could put such recreational buddy-buddy time to good
    political use by issuing prestigious presidential invites to a variety of people
    to come along and get to know each other better.

    • HELENK

      the LA times is finally printing something that does not make backtrack look good!!!!!!
      Every time they call me to buy a subscription, I tell them no because they did not do their job during the 2008 election and vet backtrack. Must be a lot like me and they need to build up the circulation so they are beginning to do the job they are supposed to do

      • Anonymous

        Helenk—I keep forgetting you’re in California—I always imagine your being in Pennsylvania, for some reason.

        • HELENK

          I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. I transferred to California with my job and retired here twice.
          It must be my “eastern attitude” that I keep getting told that I have , that makes you think I live in PA.

          • Anonymous

            Helenk—The only time I was ever in Philadelphia was when I was passing through on the train on way to NY—If you were working there at that time, i could’ve waved to ya! LOL 

  • HELENK

    I would like some legal opinion on this story. I find it very weird. Insulting politicians used to be a national  pastime. Since backtrack things have changed and not for the better on free speech.

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/23/insult-obama-not-on-this-campus/

    unemployment needs to start in DC asap

    • Anonymous

      helenk– Although I have not done any recent research on the question, Papish v. Board of Curators of the University of Missouri (1973, U.S. Supreme Court) held that a state university cannot regulate the content of speech even though it can regulate the place and time.  In that case, a student newspaper (unofficial) published articles about political topics that had profanity in them, similar to the writings on the wall at Sam Houston State.  According to the Court, those writings are protected by the First Amendment.  So, the professor and the police were wrong.

      • HELENK

        thank you.
        All my life I was taught that in this  country you have the right to speak out against a politician
         When I read this believe it or not it scared me.
        It seems that slowly we are losing our right to speak out. Many use the excuse of race to stifle speech about backtrack, but it is still stiffing speech and not the American I believe in.

        I just read this article about a book on “The Night of The Long Knives” and it hit home.

        http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=22089

  • Anonymous

    Ok our country is really at an all time new low as far as I am concerned.
    We have the First Lady of our country on a reality show..
    Ok this show helped out a veteran, but I srry the head of any country on a reality show…That really scraping the bottom of hte **&$&%% bucket in my book….

    • Anonymous

      I usually watch “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”, especially when it’s about a vet. I didn’t last night. I may not watch it again. When I sit down to watch “entertainment” I don’t want any damn politics included.

      ABC ruined my enjoyment of this program with their frakkin obambmedia bullshit. I doubt I will ever go back.

      That’s okay, Mike Holmes is still inspecting and fixing homes on L & G so it’s not as if I don’t get to watch a fixer upper.

      • Anonymous

        Actually I have enjoyed some of the “Extreme Makeover” shows.
        Like you not anymore.
        However I do feel that this not the place for the first lady of our country. 
        Its getting to be where you don’t know where the office ends and entertainment begins anymore…
        So are we going to be seeing Obama and her on other reality shows…Maybe the real housewifes of ????
        I just dont feel that reality TV shows is the place for a sitting president…
        This is almost as bad, if not as bad aas Carter’s brother Billy.

      • Anonymous

        Actually I have enjoyed some of the “Extreme Makeover” shows.
        Like you not anymore.
        However I do feel that this not the place for the first lady of our country. 
        Its getting to be where you don’t know where the office ends and entertainment begins anymore…
        So are we going to be seeing Obama and her on other reality shows…Maybe the real housewifes of ????
        I just dont feel that reality TV shows is the place for a sitting president…
        This is almost as bad, if not as bad aas Carter’s brother Billy.

        • HELENK

          can I nominate them for Survivor? Think how fast they could be thrown off the island.

          • Anonymous

            Shame on you Helenk  — You are not known for surprise ROFLing statements….
            Good thing I always keep my windex bottle next to the monitor.  LOL

  • HELENK

    US will get stuck paying most of the freight for new UN building. This seems to be flying under the radar

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/26/un-to-buy-manhattan-playground-for-new-building-us-taxpayers-could-foot-bill/

    unemployment needs to start in DC asap

  • yttik

    LOL today my local paper reports on Obama’s visit, “Dicks Greet Obama.” 

    It’s supposed to be a story about Senator Norm Dicks shaking hands with Obama, but I think they unintentionally got the headline right the first time.

    • Anonymous

      OMG–hilarious.

    • Anonymous

      Interesting how much truth is in that headline anyway that you try and comprehend it.

    • Anonymous

      Interesting how much truth is in that headline anyway that you try and comprehend it.

  • HELENK

    highest number of shell companies is in Nevada.
    Hey Harry
    you and backtrack want to raise  taxes, how about starting in your home state, where they seem to have tax evasion down to a fine art

    http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre78p1y0-us-shell-games-nevada/

    unemployment needs to start in DC asap

  • BINKY

    James Carville must think I’m stupid.  I received this from him today via email (The DNC obviously never took me off their list)  
    Dear…
    There’s something in their tea.That’s the only
    explanation I can think of to explain the bizarre babblings of Tea Party
    Republicans.And the rants of these global-warming-denying,
    Social-Security-cutting, clean-air-hating, job-cutting, Wall-Street-protecting
    tea party types would be funny if it weren’t for one thing:Money. Lots
    of it.Backed by millions of dollars raised by Karl Rove and the Koch
    brothers, what would pass for a cheap side show at a flea-bitten circus has
    become a dangerous political force that threatens the very future of our
    country.That’s why I’m asking you to drop whatever you’re doing
    right now and support Democrats’ $1 Million Rapid Response Action Fund before
    the big FEC deadline hits.Contribute
    $3 or more before Friday’s critical FEC fundraising deadline hits and help
    Democrats stand up to the Tea Party Republicans and take back the House Majority
    in 2012. 

    Anyone know how I can get in touch with James Carville so I know he will get my reply?

    • Scottymac54

      Binky, I have a stupid question (I know, I know)….

      I’m not a huge Carville fan.

      But what part of his statement above seems factually incorrect to you?

      Putting aside the blatant partisan rhetoric that everyone nowadays seems to engage in, what does Carville say that does not line up with the facts on the ground?

      I can see refuting the personality-driven aspects, but how can “Tea Party” people just deny the positions that the organization takes?

      • Anonymous

        I reread Binky’s post and I’m having trouble finding and factually correct information in Carville’s statement.

        • Scottymac54

          Ah.  No further comment necessary, LOL!

      • BINKY

        I know of no Tea Party platform that wants to cut Social Security.  It’s the Dems who want to gut Social Security and already made cuts in Medicare to fund (sh** I forget what they’re funding with it)…anyhow.  Republicans don’t hate clean air, are you kidding?  But to force extreme regulatory control for no other reason than to control from cradle to grave is the Dem agenda.  It’s the Dems regulations that are job-cutting.  (Both parties are guilty of the Free, not fair, Trade debacle.)  Face it, they want to tear down America so they can rebuild her to their specifications — and that’s not according to the US Constitution.  As for the wealthy backers?  Give me a break.  Check out Obama’s backers, beginning with Soros, Buffett, GE, Goldman Sacs, etc.  
        When Carville sent me the requesting begging for a donation against the Tea Party, he’s making the assumption that he can do my thinking for me.

  • HELENK

    this poll is something I never thought I would see in my lifetime.
    Look at the number who think government is a threat to the liberty and freedom of the average citizen.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/149678/Americans-Express-Historic-Negativity-Toward-Government.aspx

    unemployment needs to start in DC asap

  • HELENK

    it going to be a long election . the playing of the race card gets more stupid by the minute
    msnbc claims ap is racist for dropping “G: from backtrack speech

    http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2011/09/25/msnbc-ap-racist-for-dropping-gs-in-transcribing-obamas-speech/

    unemployment needs to start in DC asap

  • HELENK

    it going to be a long election . the playing of the race card gets more stupid by the minute
    msnbc claims ap is racist for dropping “G: from backtrack speech

    http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2011/09/25/msnbc-ap-racist-for-dropping-gs-in-transcribing-obamas-speech/

    unemployment needs to start in DC asap

    • Anonymous

      As we all know, blacks are the only demographic group of Americans talk like dat.

      Southerners and westerners are known to drop their “g” in “-ing” and to change th to d among other colloquialisms.  So now, southern accents are “blaccents,” according to the thin-skinned. 

      Just axe anybody!

      • Anonymous

        Steve—you are so funny!

        The so-called Southern “black” accent is one that originated with the poor Southern whites….it’s actually a Southern poor white accent, as I’m sure you know…….the African blacks learned it from them.
        If you spent time over the years, listening to poor Southern whites, like some of my kin——-you could close your eyes and swear they were black.  “Wif” for “with”,  “Dat’ and “dis”, etc.
         Even my daddy, (when I was little and before we moved to Houston and became part of their “dignified” culture) would occasionally slip into his Louisiana talk and  ask people, “Hows yo’ Mama and dem?’” 

        I think regional language is fascinating!

        • HELENK

          I used to call crews from all over the USA. Listening to them speak was great.
          There is nothing more soothing then listening to a Virginia gentleman speak.
          or
          A New Yawker is great fun to have a conversation with.
          When I moved to California from Philadelphia, everyone kept telling me “You have an accent”. I replied, ” I never had an accent until I moved here.”

          One of the greatest things about this country is the difference in regions but the togetherness of a country.

          unemployment needs to start in DC asap

          • Anonymous

            I agree, Helenk—-And btw, i just posted upthread that I thought you lived in PA for some reason…now you’ve answered that for me!

      • Anonymous

        P.S.   Steve—-I’ve mentioned this before but my brother was with the FBI and was always assigned way up north—When he’d talk on the phone with informants, and arrange to meet them at a bar,  he’d arrive at the bar, and sometimes sit there for hours, waiting…Why? Because of his accent they thought he was black. They were looking for a black FBI agent.
        It happened several times.

    • Scottymac54

      “…”the Blaze” reported…

      No further comment necessary.

  • HELENK

    Berkley tolerance
    affirmative action bake sale by republicans has Berkley students in an uproar.

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.07e4e485d632e6bd3d802d6be0ffada7.1e1&show_article=1

    • HELENK

      this has to be one of the best comments I have read

      I get the affirmative action thing…your discrimnate to cure
      discrimnation…that way only the best and the brightest…errrr that’s
      not what happens….

      Best example I can think of is:
      Herman Cain—Affirmative EFFORT
      oblabby — Affirmative action

      See the difference!