Want to know how the republicans can get the mommy vote? Get all those women who say they will or may vote for Obama? Simple to me, just run constant commercials of Joe Biden running his mouth! Like this one. Say something like: soccer mom, are you happy paying these high gas prices? Still going to vote for the party that loves high gas prices? Listen to your vice president. Bam! Those women will switch over in a heartbeat!
“Here’s the problem: We can’t take—we’re glad to have it—we can’t take responsibility for the Arab Spring and all the dislocation that it’s caused. We’re not taking responsibility for the saber-rattling going on in Iran—that is driving up the futures market for oil, that is driving up prices. That is why we’ve got to do everything, including alternative energy and instead of spending $4 billion subsidizing the oil companies, we should putting that into alternative energy.”
Toledo: 78-Year-Old Man Pummeled By Six Youths Screaming “This Is For Trayvon” — “Kill That White Man”…
This is what America gets in exchange for Obama’s racebaiting for votes and for donations:
(Toledo Blade) — It was six against one.
Six juveniles — the youngest 11, and the oldest 17 — nearly boxed in Dallas Watts, a 78-year-old man from East Toledo.
Mr. Watts was on his way home from the nearby Gas Express Mart at Starr Avenue and White Street about 4:45 p.m. Saturday when the boys approached him.
One pointed at Mr. Watts and said, “take him down,” the victim recounted in an interview Monday.
Mr. Watts, carrying home two small bags of pork rinds to dole out as treats to his three dachshunds, looked at the youth and said, “Why you picking on me?” Mr. Watts recalled. “Remember Trayvon. Why you picking on me?”
The boy, again, allegedly told his friends to “take him down.”
Toledo police charged two children — the 11-year-old and a 17-year-old — with robbery, Sgt. Roy Kennedy said.
The boys on Monday were ordered held in detention at the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center, prosecutor Lori Olender said.
At one point, the victim recalled being lifted from the ground so one of the boys could “drop-kick” him in the chest.
One boy, he said, put his foot on the back of the victim’s neck, with another shouting, “Kill him.”
While Mr. Watts was down the boys kicked him, over and over, shouting, “[Get] that white [man]. This is for Trayvon. . . Trayvon lives, white [man]. Kill that white [man],” according to a police report.
“The only reason I mentioned Trayvon, that was my defense,” Mr. Watts said. “Don’t pick on me. I am not your enemy.”
(of course, our president will not say that if he had a white grandfather, it would be this man. or sharpton and jackson out organizing lynch mobs to get these 6 black kids killed.)
Why is Obama so rattled? Another speaking gaffe sets off a federal appeals court judge…
Little did Dana Lydia Kaersvang know when she arose Tuesday to go to work as a Justice Department lawyer that by day’s end she would become the center of a major constitutional imbroglio between a panel of U.S. Appeals Court judges and the president of the United States.
Here’s how it started. On Monday President Obama, during a news conference with Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon, was asked about last week’s Obamacare arguments before the Supreme Court that did not appear to go well for Obama’s side.
In response, Obama launched into a long explication about the benefits of his healthcare plan, the ones in effect and the many others still to come involving millions of seniors and children, among others. He added, “So there’s not only an economic element to this, and a legal element to this, but there’s a human element to this. And I hope that’s not forgotten in this political debate.”
The president continued:
“Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.
“And I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this Court will recognize that and not take that step.”
If heights scare the crap out of you, make you puke, and in general make you very damn nauseous? Then don’t watch this video!
But not one word about their fellow blacks beating up or killing whites being racist! Ah, such freaking ass hypocrites!
(Politico) — Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense.
The resolution states that the February shooting of Martin “sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice and compromises the integrity of the legal system.” It also says assailant George Zimmerman’s “unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force.”
Zimmerman’s family and lawyer have refuted claims that he shot Martin because he was black.
“As the Department of Justice continues its thorough investigation into Trayvon Martin’s untimely death, it is time for us as legislators to look at the troubling ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, which has enabled George Zimmerman to remain free,” CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said in a statement.
The four-page resolution, sponsored by Cleaver, has three other co-sponsors: Democratic Reps. Corrine Brown, Alcee Hastings and Frederica Wilson – all of Florida, where the shooting occurred.
Geesh, this woman should really look into a mirror and ask just how much shit can she really believe in.
“Congress has always been a mockery,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared in an interview on “The Charlie Rose Show” Monday night.
Commenting on the public’s current low opinion of Congress, Pelosi said “Congress has always been a mockery since the beginning of our country”:
“Congress has always — let’s put this in perspective — Congress has always been a mockery since the beginning of our country and if you looked at the history of it, they’ve always been fighting over one thing or another. When Speaker Polk, one of the only speakers, I think, to become President of the United States. . .”
“He — he — he said “This place is so out of order then I`m not going to recognize anybody.”
Pelosi then said that shunning “civility” in Congressional debate is “a tactic by obstructionists”:
“But, the fact is, is that if you can get civility back — and that’s why the public has to be part of the solution. They have to demand and insist on the stability because it’s a tactic by obstructionists. If you want to obstruct, you make it so unpleasant that no one wants to pay attention.”
Some where, some village is missing an idiot and should reclaim him soon.
QUESTION: The president’s remarks about the healthcare case in the Supreme Court has been interpreted as challenging or putting pressure on the Court ahead of their decision. Can you speak to that and why not just allow the Court to reach a decision?
JAY CARNEY: First of all, the president was asked a question and then responded to it. Secondly, as I just said, he made an observation about why he believes that — well, first of all, he believes the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Why he believes it is constitutional and why he believes that the Supreme Court will, in keeping with 80+ years of judicial precedent and Supreme Court precedent, will defer to Congress on its authority to pass regulation on issues of national economic importance like our healthcare system.
It’s the reverse of intimidation. He’s simply making an observation about precedent and the fact that he expects the Court to adhere to that precedent. It’s obviously, as he made clear yesterday, up to the Court to make its determination and we will wait and see what the Court does.
Then this crazy ass woman!
“President Obama rightly is making sure that the American people understand that there is a dramatic difference in the two visions they will have to choose from in this country come November. And that is a vision that he has laid out and is moving us toward to make sure that everyone in America has a fair shot, that everybody gets a fair shake and everybody play business the same set of rules. And the middle class and working class families have a chance of success, and it’s not just wealthy people and the most fortunate who can have the wind at their backs. That’s what Mitt Romney is about and this is a dramatic contrast. And i n addition to that the unbelievable budget cuts and cutting our way to deficit reduction that really is not a path to prosperity, it’s a path to poverty, is something that the American people need to know,” DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said on MSNBC this morning.
Go HERE for the video.
Obama overheard grumbling about those “damn facts” always screwing him over.
Via Washington Examiner:
Pressed about President Obama’s claim that “a strong majority” passed Obamacare, his spokesman retreated.
“A majority passed [the health care law], Ed,” said visibly-frustrated White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Fox News’ Ed Henry was grilling Carney after the press secretary said “no,” the Ryan budget — which passed the House with nine more votes than Obamacare received — did not have “a strong majority” of support.
The Ryan budget passed this year by a 228-191 margin. Obamacare passed the House by a 219-212 margin.
by Sad Hill
Every 3 years America will have exterminated the same number of children that were exterminated during the entire Holocaust.
Yet last January President Barack Hussein Obama marked the 38th anniversary of Supreme Court’s landmark decision on abortion by calling the procedure a constitutional right he’s committed to protecting.
Read the article here.
(sad really once you do think about it. I really not for abortion. For way the heck back when, my son would not have been my son if his mother had an abortion. thus my wife and I got to adopt a great baby boy who grew up to be a lot better man than me)
Gawker skimmed some posts off a message board and caught Urbanites complaining about not being able to make ends meet on high 4-figure salaries.
In the mood for some class rage? (Of course you are.) Gothamist points us to message board on uptight parenting forum UrbanBaby asking, “What’s your hhi [household income] and do you FEEL poor, middle class, upper middle class or rich where you live. No judging.”
Ha ha, “no judging.” As if this discussion existed for any other purpose. (Well, judging and trolling.) For your judgmental pleasure: UrbanBaby’s most harrowing tales of economic hardship and financial woe:
Don’t buy into today’s BS unemployment rate drop, the size of the U.S. workforce is at a 27-year low and the bulk of the jobs added were “courier services” related to Christmas.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market strengthened in the second half of 2011, and added 200,000 jobs in December while the unemployment rate fell to 8.5% from a revised 8.7% a month earlier.
The better-than-expected monthly gain of 200,000 nonfarm jobs means American businesses have replaced more than 3 million of the 4.2 million jobs lost during the past 13 months. The private-sector jobs gained since employment bottomed in February 2010, in percentage terms, is the strongest recovery since the rebound after the 1990–1992 recession, when U.S. businesses added 4.2 million jobs in the same amount of time by late 1993.
The biggest growth came in transportation, especially courier services that staffed up for the holidays, health care and manufacturing, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Via Zero Hedge:
The nonfarm payroll number prints at 200K on expectations of 155K. The Unemployment rate comes at 8.5% — lowest since February 2009, and down from an upward revised 8.7%. U-6 15.2% down from 15.6% in November. Average hourly earnings rose at 0.2%, in line with expectations, previous revised to -0.1% from unchanged. Private payrolls +212L vs Expectations of 178K. Manufacturing payrolls rose 23K vs Expectations of 155K. Yet the unemployment rate trickery still continues, with labor force participation (prior revised), now at a 27 year low of 64%, and the labor force itself declined by 50K from 153,937 to 153,887. In fact, persons not in the labor force have increased by 7.5 million since January 2007! Bottom line — dropping out of labor statistics is the new killing it.
DNC Chief Wasserman Schultz: “Republicans Running For President Embracing Extremism”…
You know, because the Democrats are so moderate. And the love the occupy movement assholes!
“Frankly, the collection of Republicans that are running for president really are pretty unremarkable. They all embrace extremism and embrace the Tea Party.”
To add to the hypocrisy, Warren is the brains behind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the agency Obama appointed Richard Cordray to that is meant to police . . . you guessed it, Wall Street.
I thought Elizabeth Warren was all about transparency. We are all still waiting for her to file the required financial disclosure form.
The Oklahoma Professor has been criticizing Scott Brown for being “Wall Street’s favorite Senator.” She has also denounced “Wall Street cash in politics.”
But it turns out she may be indirectly accepting Wall Street money. The Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee, which is helping the Harvard Professor, has taken over $40 million from Wall Street during the last 7 years according to records from OpenSecrets.org. In fact, Wall Street is the biggest contributors to them. They beat lawyers and labor union. Just during this election season the DSCC has already received $1.5 million from Wall Street.
This is what the Founding Fathers should have sent to the King….
Of course HHS is not ending the waiver program, they just won’t announce them in the future. Didn’t Obama promise the most “open and transparent” administration in history?
Roughly 1,200 companies received waivers from part of the healthcare reform law, the Health and Human Services Department said Friday.
Friday marks the last time HHS will have to update the total number of waivers, putting to rest a recurring political firestorm. The department had been updating its waiver totals every month, prompting monthly attacks from the GOP.
Republicans say the need for waivers proves that the healthcare law is unworkable. HHS argues that the waivers show the law provides flexibility.
All told, 1,231 companies applied for and received waivers from the law’s restrictions on annual benefit caps. The law requires plans to gradually raise their benefit limits, and all annual limits will become illegal in 2014. Companies that received waivers can keep their caps intact until 2014.
Faced with the monthly cycles of GOP criticism, HHS announced last summer that it would stop accepting applications for one-year waivers and would simply grant or deny waivers all the way through the end of 2013.
Here you go, position Obama not as part of the 1%, but as part of the 99.9%! Talk about fuzzy math…..
“I mean, his numbers (Obama’s) are going up as the Republican party’s numbers come down. And I think it’s due to the fact that the president has more aggressively and more definitively, I would hope, positioned himself as with the people, as with the 99%, or the 99.99% in this case. It’s a smart political move on the president’s part and I think a sincere move because I do think if you think of his background, for example, he did not lead a privileged upbringing. His family was on food stamps for a while. He earned what he has in life, and I think he appreciates it,” Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said on MSNBC.
San Francisco House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Bush’s use of a recess appointment to name John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations.
The President’s decision to circumvent the Senate and use a recess appointment naming John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations is a mistake.
John Bolton’s record provides no evidence of the kind of diplomatic skill, temperament and judgment that ought to be prerequisites for this critical position. There are serious unanswered questions about whether Mr. Bolton improperly used sensitive intelligence information for political purposes, which contributed to the lack of support he had in the Senate.
For President Bush to use a recess appointment for such a controversial nominee not because there was a compelling case that Mr. Bolton was the best person for the job, but merely because the President had the power to do it subverts the confirmation process in ways that will further harm the United States reputation in the eyes of the international community. The American people deserve better.
(now keep in mind Bush’s was an actual recess appointment unlike Obama’s illegal pro forma appointment that Pelosi hailed yesterday as a “bold” decision. shows you how the democrats rewrite history to suit themselves)
MARTIN BASHIR: There’s nothing subtle about Newt Gingrich or Mr. Santorum. Their comments are clearly targeted at the President, who’s black, and at other members of society, who haven’t made millions of dollars from lobbying. But while sticks and stones may break your bones, the public inquiry into the life and death of Stephen Lawrence shows that words can and do cause irreparable damage to a culture and a society. Newt Gingrich is never going to win the Republican nomination, but he could badly damage race relations in the process. So here is a simple plea: Let’s cut out the food stamps rhetoric right now before things get any worse.
(how does on respond to dumbasses on MSNBC like this idiot?)
President Barack Obama today escalated his claimed power to appoint top officials by announcing that his financial-sector appointee also has authority that is legally reserved only for an official who has been confirmed by the Senate.
The 2010 law that established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau includes a section that says many of the bureau’s new powers are to be held by the secretary of the Treasury “until the Director of the Bureau is confirmed by the Senate.”
Obama’s Jan. 3. claim to have appointed Cordray appears to violate the Constitution and is a grab for increased presidential power, say many constitutional lawyers.
But his new Jan. 6 claim about Cordray’s powers goes even further by contradicting the plain language of the 2010 law that created the bureau.
Section 1066 of the law says many of the bureau’s new powers are activated once the Senate confirms a director. Those extra powers include the authority to write regulations for non-bank firms, such as payday lenders.