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American Crossroads attacks Harry Reid in new ads

1. American Crossroads, a conservative outside organization, is launching television ads today that take Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to task for the economic stimulus package passed by Congress last year.

"With Nevada in economic free fall, Harry Reid brags about his taxpayer-funded $787 billion bailout," says the ad narrator. The ad goes on to note that 180,000 Nevadans are out of work and home values have "plummeted." The ad ends with an image of Reid, President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

The ad, which will run for a week and cost the group $120,000, is the first television commercial sponsored by American Crossroads since it was formed in the spring. According to its most recent filing, the group has raised a little over $1 million but has significantly broader financial aspirations.

The American Crossroads ad comes six days after former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle surged to a Republican primary win. Reid began the general election campaign two days later with positive ads touting his accomplishments on energy. But he quickly pivoted with a commercial that hits Angle for favoring the elimination of Social Security and for her support of a prison rehabilitation program influenced by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Reid, who is sitting on more than $9 million in his campaign account, has plenty of money to fund both positive and negative ads simultaneously until November. With less than $150,000 in the bank, Angle will need to rely on outside groups -- such as American Crossroads -- to respond to Reid until she is able to raise the sort of money she will need for the fall.

2. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is beefing up its target list for the 2010 midterms, adding 11 new names to its "Red to Blue" program for top challengers and open-seat candidates.

Many of the new members won competitive primaries in recent weeks, including former congressional aide Chad Causey and state Sen. Joyce Elliot in Arkansas's 1st and 2nd districts, respectively; physician Manan Trivedi against Rep. Jim Gerlach's (R-Pa.); and state Sen. Mike Oliverio, who unseated Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) last month.

Also included in the new iteration of Red to Blue: state Sen. Colleen Hanabusa, who is set to challenge special election-winning Rep. Charles Djou (R-Hawaii) after former Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii) dropped out; and Minnesota state Sen. Tarryl Clark, who saw primary opponent Maureen Reed drop out last week in the race to face Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).

Four other new additions have clear or largely clear Democratic fields in the races to replace retiring Reps. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), Brian Baird (D-Wash.) and David Obey (D-Wis.), and Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.), who is running for Senate.

While Democrats insist they are still playing offense this year -- and indeed, it appears they can in at least a handful of districts -- they're mostly playing defense in the new Red to Blue districts.

Of the 26 total Red to Blue districts, 10 are open seats held by Democrats, 11 are held by Republicans seeking reelection, and five are open seats held by Republicans.

3. Indiana Republicans chose state Sen. Marlin Stutzman as their nominee in former Rep. Mark Souder's (R-Ind.) 3rd district. Stutzman will be a heavy favorite to succeed the former congressman.

It's been a whirlwind month for Stutzman, who on May 4 lost the U.S. Senate primary to former Sen. Dan Coats . He soon became the favorite for Souder's seat when the congressman, who had won his primary, acknowledged an affair with a staffer and promptly resigned.

Fifteen candidates competed for the nomination, with party leaders from across the district choosing their candidate. Stutzman advances to what is technically a special election, though it will be held the same day as the general election.

Stutzman had been endorsed by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) in the Senate race and is a favorite of grass-roots conservatives. Because of the conservative nature of Souder's district, Republicans are expected to keep the seat.

The Democratic candidate is 2006 nominee Thomas Hayhurst, who lost to Souder 54 percent to 46 percent four years ago.

4. Stumping for Kansas Senate GOP hopeful Todd Tiahrt on Saturday, former White House senior adviser Karl Rove delivered a stinging -- and unusually personal -- critique of Tiahrt's primary opponent, Rep. Jerry Moran (R).

"It was, 'What's in it for me?'" Rove said, referring to what he described as Moran's efforts to cut a deal on a 2001 trade bill. Rove charged that Moran offered to back the bill only if George W. Bush or then-Secretary of Commerce Don Evans would go to Kansas to host a fundraiser for him.

The former Bush adviser also assailed Moran for his opposition to Bush's first plan for a $726 billion tax cut, calling him "difficult to deal with." Rove added: "In-between him and a camera and in-between him and applause was not a great place to be."

Moran's campaign brushed off Rove's remarks with a statement reminding voters of Rove's status as a Washington insider: "We have great respect for Karl Rove, but Karl Rove doesn't live in Kansas, he doesn't know Kansas like Jerry Moran does, and like Todd Tiahrt, he's been in Washington a long time."

Moran -- a seven-term congressman -- and Tiahrt, whose served in Washington for eight terms, have been challenging each other's conservative bona fides for months. Polls show Moran leading comfortably, but Rove's remarks are only the latest sign that it will be a hard-fought campaign until the Aug. 3 primary.

The winner of the GOP nod to replace Sen. Sam Brownback (R), who is running for governor, is a near-lock to claim the seat in the fall. Democrats haven't won a Senate race in the state since 1932.

5. If you like trivia -- political and otherwise -- and you live in the D.C. area, then, man, do we have the event for you!

We call it "Politics and Pints," our monthly trivia night hosted by yours truly. The festivities get under way at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Lounge on Capitol Hill. Team registration is done on a first come, first served basis, so get there early because space fills up fast.

Don't have a team? Don't worry about it. Just come on down to the registration table, and we will make sure to get you linked up with some good folks.

Prizes WILL be awarded -- including official Fix T-shirts!!! Spread the word, and we'll see you tonight. (And don't forget to sign up on our "Politics and Pints" Facebook invite so we know you're coming!)

With Aaron Blake and Felicia Sonmez

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 14, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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We are talking about whether someone was RESPONSIBLE with their vote or not.


That is the question.


And - when half the country is saying "EXPERIENCE MATTERS"


AND "QUALIFICATIONS ARE IMPORTANT"


And you have millions of people IGNORING THAT SIMPLE LOGIC.


and millions of people PURPOSING IGNORING EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS -


An instead voting for someone WHO WAS CLEARLY INEXPERIENCED - AND UNQUALIFIED


BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK -


AND YES - IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT THE DEMOCRATS WERE HONEST THEY VOTED FOR OBAMA BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK.


If a white man had the SAME INEXPERIENCE, THE SAME LACK OF QUALIFICATIONS - HOW far in the Presidential race would he have gone ????


Yet - if people vote for someone WHO IS CLEARLY INEXPERIENCED AND UNQUALIFIED...


AND IF THAT PERSON MESSES UP - SAFETY INSPECTIONS ARE NOT DONE PROPERLY - AND AN OIL RIG BLOWS UP.


THE PEOPLE WHO PUT THE INCOMPETENT PERSON IN THE JOB ARE JUST AS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BAD JOB AS THE INCOMPETENT PERSON.


Is it asking too much that you take personal responsibility for giving someone a job - a job that they clearly can not handle.


11 People are dead, hundreds of birds are dying - thousands of fishermen are out of work.


An entire ecosytem could be destroyed.


Is it too much to ask THE PEOPLE WHO PUT THE INCOMPETENT PERSON IN OFFICE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BAD JOB PERFORMANCE ???


MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CLEANED UP.


OBAMA SAID HE WOULD DO IT LAST YEAR - 2009


THIS YEAR OBAMA SAID THERE WAS A YEAR-LONG REVIEW - EVERYTHING IS OK - LET'S EXPAND OFFSHORE DRILLING


BUT THE SAFETY INSPECTIONS STILL WERE NOT BEING DONE PROPERLY


THE OIL RIG BLEW UP - 11 PEOPLE DIED.


IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE THIS GUY THE JOB TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE JOB HE HAS DONE ?????


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 15, 2010 2:51 AM | Report abuse

Manan Trivedi, nothing new here, move on. He is a total fabricated phony. Supports Obama's war, bashes and blames Bush. Loves government borrowing and spending (esp on Health Care), Supports Obamacare, even as all Obamacare programs worldwide are coming apart especially Greece and Massachusetts. Claims to be a an expert on foreign policy because he served in Iraq (Big Red Flag there)dots all the i's and crosses all the t's on the resume.

But will only be another Obama Kool Aid drinking sycophant, running up the debt by voting for more government borrowing & spending, while telling his constituents, the party is over they MUST control their personal debt, and expanding the size, power, and influence of Big Government.

Posted by: jjoyce6018 | June 14, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

More like Ped and drivl.

He/she doesn't like women/men.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

They do make a cute couple, Margaret. Perhaps a double date could be arranged with Noacoler and 12BarBlues? [Just kidding, folks!]

There's a fun food fight going on Right Now. A front page Drudge Report link will do that.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 14, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Now Rove is attacking his fellow "Republicans." What a petulant, peevish, quarrelsome
rotten bunch of nasty old goats.

This not the Republican Party I grew up with. Sadly it has degenerated into Larry, Curly and Moe meet the "Cable Guy"

Only trouble with my analogy is I name four lost souls. Unfortunately in the current GOP, their number is legion.

Posted by: chamateddy | June 14, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Aren't they a sweet pair, margaret. The two Lonely Boys, togethr at last.

"A South Carolina lawmaker on Sunday suggested that new Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene may be intellectually incapable of participating in the general election race."

Obviously, that wouldn't be a problem if he were a Republican.

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Tiger Woods 'paid £2m to cover
up details of secret love child'
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

A TV documentary is this week set to reignite the Tiger Woods affair scandal with claims that the golfer fathered a secret love child. Woods, who has two children with his estranged wife Elin Nordegren, hid details of the baby with the help of a journalist, it alleges. Neal Boulton, the man behind Tiger Woods: The Rise And Fall, said he knows someone who has evidence, including DNA. 'There is a lot more to come out. Tiger will eventually admit to fathering a child,' he confessed

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

wow, that's even more than berry paid to cover up his own childhood. that's some BIG secret.

Do all Liars and cheats play that much golf?

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse


Bumblingberry
I respond to you all the time.
Posted by: 37thand0street

That's SO SWEET.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 14, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

A South Carolina lawmaker on Sunday suggested that new Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene may be intellectually incapable of participating in the general election race. State Rep. Todd Rutherford told Fox News that he went to Greene's house to discuss with him how Greene succeeded last week in becoming the candidate to challenge Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in the November election, but he found it difficult to decipher an answer. "About two questions into a conversation with him, it would become apparent that he is not probably fit to answer the questions befitting a Senate candidate," said Rutherford, a Democrat.

It would be difficult to find a single Dem who could pass this test. no wonder berry never has press conferences.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

"We aren't talking to you"


"We aren't responding to you"

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Followed by peculiar attention to nothing else.

drivl rants about posting too much. then posts non stop for hours without rest.

Ped demands others be banned for moronic behavior, to the point of being banned the most.

Obungler tells graduates to stop blaming others for failure.

do these Libs think no one notices?

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Enough poking back at poor zouk...

I'm confident that Rand Paul will continue to stick his foot in his mouth and will lose election.  He managed to get in hot water less than 24 hours after the primary, and he has a bunch of beliefs that are not only political poison but just plain nutty.  The Amero?!?

But let's say he wins.  What then?  He goes to the Senate without a single useful notion and itching for a fight.  Who's going to want him on a committee?  Who's going to want to be affiliated with his radioactive notions?  Other than waste time with unhinged proposals that won't come to a vote, how is he going to spend his six years?

I doubt even in Bunning's state people are self-destructive enough to send this screwball to the Senate.

Gửi từ iPad của tôi

Posted by: Noacoler | June 14, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Fox is doing everything they can to help the radical Sharron Angle, lying about her positions and background, but they aren't buying it in Nevada:

'The Fox and Friends interview — where host Gretchen Carlson falsely claimed that Angle is a political newcomer who received Sarah Palin’s endorsement — is being derided by the “dean of the press corps in Nevada,” Jon Ralston, as a “softball interview.” On his Ralston’s Flash blog, the host of Face to Face wrote that Angle was “not challenged on anything” and the Fox hosts “seem not to know who she is or who endorsed her.”

Politico’s Ben Smith printed a note from an “appalled” Ralston that further ripped the interview and Angle’s performance in it:

U.S. Senate hopeful Sharron Angle said that during an astonishing interview on “Fox and Friends” this morning in which the hosts claimed she is a political newcomer (not so) and was endorsed by Sarah Palin (not so).

[...]

Personalize?

That’s quite the different spin from Angle after her past comments about privatization –and her onetime view that Social Security is “hard to justify.”

As Media Matters notes, Angle’s own website says that she believes that Social Security should be “transitioned out” in favor of “personal retirement account options” for “young workers.” Perhaps Doocy thinks Angle’s own website is filled with “misinformation” about her positions.

A local Fox News affiliate in Las Vegas also panned Fox and Friends' softball interview, writing that the interview was "rife with inaccuracies, softball questions and poor research on the part of the producers and hosts."

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Bumblingberry


They are acting like a bunch of children in a clique.


"We aren't talking to you"


"We aren't responding to you"

The whole thing is aimed at isolating people - people who have opinions with which they do not agree.


Anyway - add to that that the bunch of them probably know each other from moveon.org or Obama's group Organizing for America -


And they are actually one organized political group.

It is pretty pathetic.

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Somehow they think that because they have adopted these tactics, it makes their opinions correct.


It doesn't


Their opinions are WRONG - they are hurting the country.

They put in an INEXPERIENCED AND UNQUALIFIED PERSON WHO IS NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR DESTROYING THE ECOSYSTEM OF THE GULF OF MEXICO.

And they somehow convinced themselves that experience does not matter.

They convinced themselves that qualifications do not matter.

IF THESE PEOPLE WERE RESPONSIBLE HUMAN BEINGS, OBAMA WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ELECTED.

The judgement of the democrats HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO BE FLAWED.

THE DEMOCRATS ARE NOT FIT TO GOVERN.

THE DEMOCRATS HAVE DAMAGED THE COUNTRY - AND WE HAVE TO GET THEM OUT OF OFFICE - FOREVER.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I forgot my big admission that I was waterboarded into confessing. I will feel much better after this revealation:


It is true that I am every poster on here except Ped and Drivl. I use every computer at the library so I don't have to remember log in ids. those of you who think you are who you say you are, are nuts. Say hi to drivl and Ped in the waiting room for me.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

More hypocritcal Rand Paul

"4. Rein in Medicare — but not Medicare's payments to doctors (presumably including Rand Paul, a practicing optometrist who says half his patients are on Medicare)
"Medicare is socialized medicine," and one way to control medical costs would be to impose a $2,000 deductible in the program. "But try selling that one in an election."

—Comments in Lexington, KY, June 2009"

This is the tea party shtick -- don't talk about what you will actually do in office if elected. Hide your beliefs and lie like crazy.

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Bumblingberry


I respond to you


all the time.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Hahahahahah sure you did zouk. You fixed your port engine and watched a movie, hahahahahah.

See if you can figure out how everyone knows you're making it all up.

You can't even afford netflix and the reason you weren't on here is because the library PCs were down.

Hahaha LOOOOOZERR

Posted by: Noacoler | June 14, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

skimming past zouk, i see he has written the latest chapter of his fantasy novel.

or maybe that's just his avatar on 2nd Life...

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

"bumbling is on a tear today. I guess the extra fiber and girlie magazines aren't working."

He's been totally frantic lately, margaret... been on here today since 7AM. Imagine, spending your whole day doing nothing but ranting crap nobody reads.

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not to mention hours of preparation gathering hate screeds to paste-post. Some "life," guess we should be envious.

Vroom. Whoosh.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 14, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

It is always amazing to see how completely off target the resident moonbats can be. One instance is continuing to support the bungler in chief and not realizing, as the rest of the world did, that he is a fraud and way over his head.

the other is the characterizations about other bloggers based on assumptions made that are more accurately taken from the mirror. Drivl ranting about unemployment, Ped tediously posting about banning, insanity, wealth, economics, etc. DDunce about being smart. Baghdad BJ, well no one pays any attention so I really have no idea what his deal is.

Just to set you loons straight, and to show you that capitalism, hard work and being smarter than liberals pays off - last weekend I did resolve the issue with my port engine - clogged fuel filter. she now runs great again. the rest of the time I finished the teak, hung out at the pool, ate crabs, watched a movie with my daughter, etc. and get this Ped, all in air conditioned splendor. (Ped thinks you're really succesful if you have your own car and ac, Drivl can't remember what going to work was ever like, DDunce will be on the government dole soon).


now these same loons will spend most of the rest of the day trying to discredit me. Take your best shot. It is certainly easier than defending any actions of Obungler or his inept minions.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Heh heh heh I'm not the one whose circles are shrinking, shutterbug.

Better practice up for your caseworker, old champ. Wouldn't want the checks to stop.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 14, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Rand Paul -- nutcase:

1. Government shouldn't require private businesses to serve customers of all races
"I don’t like the idea of telling private business owners — I abhor racism. I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant — but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership."
—Interview with Louisville Courier-Journal, April 25, 2010

2. The U.S. is secretly planning a European Union-style merger with Mexico and Canada
"I saw the YouTube of [former Mexican president] Vincente Fox talking about [the single North American currency] the Amero. So, it's not a secret. Now it may not be [here] tomorrow, but it took 'em 20 or 30 years to get the Euro, and they had to push people kicking and screaming.... But I guarantee you it's one of their long term goals to have one sort of borderless, mass continent."
—Ron Paul campaign event, Bozeman, MT, 2008

3. A nuclear Iran isn't necessarily a threat
"Our national security is not threatened by Iran having one nuclear weapon."
—Ron Paul rally, Burlington, VT, October 2007

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

"bumbling is on a tear today. I guess the extra fiber and girlie magazines aren't working."

He's been totally frantic lately, margaret... been on here today since 7AM. Imagine, spending your whole day doing nothing but ranting crap nobody reads.

Maybe the stress of unemployment is taking its toll...

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Nobody here reads or responds to bumblingberry

-the Ped

Case in point, silly birther junk.

-the Ped a minute later.

Can't even keep her own admonishments and recrimnations straight anymore. do you read the posts or do you just demand no one else read them? Can you just post that everyday and then leave? the poster with the first banning and the record for banning likes it when others get banned for bringing up her banning. I think the circles in Ped's life are getting smaller and smaller. but at least the gym is air conditioned and the showers still have naked men and boys.

For a peek into a truly empty life, take a look at the weekend blog. you will find Ped arguing furiously about who has less of a life for posting all weekend.

It actually makes sense in Ped's little world.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Noa

The policy differences are color-blind.


To be honest - this crap that you keep on saying that policy differences are all about racism is RIDICULOUS - and it shows how pathetic your policies are if you can not defend them without mentioning racism.


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In addition - the whole thing about Obama's campaign in 2008 - promises to be BIPARTISAN AND POST-RACIAL.

Well - that is just the PROBLEM WITH YOUR STATEMENTS.

You are screaming RACIST in order to get your policy in - that is NOT being bipartisan.


That is NOT being post-racial either.

By that- the democrats HAVE BETRAYED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - AND ARE PUSHING A FRAUD ON THE US PUBLIC.


Obama's commitment to the American People was to be bipartisan and post-racial.


ANYTHING DIFFERENT IS A FRAUD - AND IT DE-LEGITIMIZES OBAMA.

Yes - the conduct of the democrats delegitimizes Obama.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Case in point, silly birther junk. A waste if disk space, but hey when you have nothing but free time and a turgid hate-on for the black man in the Oval Office, what else is there but being a nuisance on a blog?

All day long, under a dozen accounts.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 14, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

@zouk,

You should be aware that RCP is NOT an average of all polls. It is an average of the polls they decide to put on the site. Usually eight polls, but not all pollsters, and not necessarily even the highest regarded pollsters.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 14, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

12bar - the average for all polls is found on that RCP website.
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RCP is good for the 35,000 ft view. If you want to get into the polls, pollster.com is the place.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 14, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

@rchapin: you must be new here, welcome.

Nobody here reads or responds to bumblingberry, who also posts as Moonbat, doof, drivl, Brigade, and many others. He's an unemployed loser with severe emotional problems and an extravageny fantasy life, claiming to be a wildly successful researcher living on the federal triangle, even after we found a web page where he begged prostitutes to talk to him.

Along with the crystal meth burnout 37th, we just skip past. Why they aren't banned is a mystery, they violate the rules below in every post, but it is what it is. Save your breath, just PgUp.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 14, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

This is from the latest Fox News poll, released last Friday:

"Which one of the following groups do you think is most responsible for the oil spill?"

58% "The oil company British Petroleum for not being prepared for a leak"

7% "The federal government for allowing offshore drilling in deep coastal waters"

10% "Environmental groups for opposing drilling on land and in shallow waters closer to the shoreline"

8% "American consumers for relying on such large quantities of oil and gas"

10% All

http://www.pollster.com/blogs/
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Guess that 37th/cannula/zouk et al campaign to point the finger at the feds has not been completely successful.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 14, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

12bar - the average for all polls is found on that RCP website.

It is just about evenly split at 46-48 approve/dissapprove.

down from about a 40 point difference before we really got to know berry, to the extent that we do, that is.

Original, vault copy birth certificate — Not released — Lawyers fees — greater than $1,000,000 — birth certificate — $15.
Certification of Live Birth — Released – Counterfeit — Case and Affidavits
Admitted British citizenship at birth — Confirmed via FactCheck.org/FightTheSmears.com
Birth Announcement — Alleged to be a forgery
Hospital of birth — Kapi’olani Medical Center won’t confirm Obama’s birth assertion; sister claims a different hospital
Obama/Dunham marriage license — Not released
Obama/Dunham divorce – Released (by independent investigators)
Kindergarten records – Records lost (this is a big one — see here — read two frames)
Soetoro/Dunham marriage license — Not released
Soetoro adoption records — Not released
Fransiskus Assisi School School application — Released (by independent investigators)
Punahou School records — Not released
Soetoro/Dunham divorce – Released (by independent investigators)
Selective Service Registration — Released – Counterfeit — Document Locator Number update — another FOIA request
Occidental College records — Not released
Passport — Not released and records scrubbed clean by Obama’s terrorism and intelligence adviser
Columbia College records — Not released
Columbia thesis — “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament” – Not released
Harvard College records — Not released
Harvard Law Review articles — None
Illinois Bar Records — Not released.
Baptism certificate — None
Medical records — Not released
Illinois State Senate records — None
Illinois State Senate schedule — Lost
Law practice client list — Not released
University of Chicago scholarly articles — None


what's the big secret berry?

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

bumbling is on a tear today. I guess the extra fiber and girlie magazines aren't working.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 14, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

For those who want to look for themselves, here is the link to California approval/disapproval for Obama.

Mouse over the data points on the chart and the individual polls are shown.

A chart is worth a thousand words.

http://www.pollster.com/polls/ca/jobapproval-presobama.php

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 14, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Being smallminded and mean spirited does not help at all.

Posted by: rchapin_38


so you're saying we throw the Libs out?

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

The Chinese get a piece of paper, we get a 'fridge. Advantage US.

Posted by: JakeD3
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No one lends you money unless it is to their advantage.

Posted by: peterg73 | June 14, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Bumblingberry--- This seems to be a good description of you as a person. It is a shame that you spit useless drivel and offer nothing constructive for people to discuss and arrive at a consensus. Our country needs constructive dialog to solve our problems. Being smallminded and mean spirited does not help at all.

Posted by: rchapin_38 | June 14, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Rasmussen's last poll in California, reveals that Californians poll on President Obama's job approval/disapproval:

59% approve
39% disapprove

That's right: 59% approve.

The average of all polls is pretty consistent with 57 approve/40 disapprove.

For those looking for Californians to throw out the Democrats, I would advise they pay attention to this.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 14, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

DDunce: most of the posts on here made by conservatives are intended for thinking, reasonable, bright people who are capable of seeing the impending doom wrought by the bungler in chief and his utterly inept minions.

clearly, you are not able to participate.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Great Political skills Carly. She was
a dreadful CEO; she is worse as a politican.

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 1:23 PM
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Even Rasmussen has Boxer +5, as of last Friday. And we all know Rasmussen tends to lean right.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 14, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

yea Blumethal is up by a mere 23% points in Conn, sounds pretty close don't you think..

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

this is the trend: 30 days ago Ds were donw 5%
points in the generic Congressional ballot. Today Fox News has Ds up by 3% points. Read it and weep or in your case Rationalize that voters are catching on to the radicals selected by Rs in Ky and
Nevada.
Yesterday Carly was asked if there
were any issues (generally opposed in Ca), where you disagree with the R party such as drilling in Santa Barbara, opposing abortion, gay rights, Racial Profiling(critical issues in all Ca elections) she was asked on Meet the Press, where you disagree with the R party?
Once again the unskilled Fiorina looked
like a deer stuck in headlights, uh uh then silence. Great Political skills Carly. She was
a dreadful CEO; she is worse as a politican.

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

American Crossroads is another example of organizations that do nothing other than spew vitriolic crap. There are no constructive suggestions offered, no effort to work with others to reach reasonable solutions to the many problems that our country faces. This group is a sad commentary on the state of our nation. As an American I find your group to be unamerican and selfish in your actions. Groups like yours and other so-called patriotic Americans make me sick. You are pox on our great country.

Posted by: rchapin_38 | June 14, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Man, I wonder if zook has ever convinced anyone of anything yet.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 14, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Toss Ups
Colorado: Bennet (D)
Florida: Open (R)
Illinois: Open (D)
Missouri: Open (R)
Nevada: Reid (D)
Ohio: Open (R)
Pennsylvania: Open (D)
Washington: Murray (D)

Lean Republican
Indiana: Open (D)
Kentucky: Open (R)
New Hampshire: Open (R)
North Carolina: Burr (R)

Lean Democrat
California: Boxer (D)
Wisconsin: Feingold (D)

Likely Republican
Arizona: McCain (R)
Arkansas: Lincoln (D)
Delaware: Open (D)
Iowa: Grassley (R)
Louisiana: Vitter (R)

Likely Democrat
Connecticut: Open (D)
New York: Gillibrand (D)
Oregon: Wyden (D)

Safe Republican
North Dakota: Open (D)

Interesting Senate polls from RCP also. A few comments.

no safe Dem seats. Tehe.

If we add up all the leaning and likely we get a shift of 4 easy wins for R. If we split the toss ups, that is another one. It is more likely that the toss ups will result in a R tide sending the Libs out to sea.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are not Conservatives.

Republicans held the White House and both Houses of Congress leading up to the Great Recession.

Republicans brought on the MISERY that the Democrats are leading us out of.

We will not forget.

Posted by: vigor | June 14, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Finance whiz: scroll down that page you linked to the bottom and notice that for most of the real estate near the bottom, representing last year and back is blue, with Dems holding the advantage by sizable margins in every case.

now slowly scroll up. Notice the volor change as we emerge into modern times, The times Obungler has created for us, the times known as thew era of incompetence. first a couple of reds, then more, then mostly red........

Same as the elections gone by. If you can't spot this trend, there is no wonder you had to drop out of math, you are impervious to facts.

and of course, Rasmussen was the first to see this and the others slowly confirmed it.

Barack Obama - the more you know him ( and not by any released secret records you know), the more you pine for an election.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

4 latest generic preference polls have Ds
up 1-3% even Fox News except for Rassmussen always an outlier poll:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/generic_congressional_vote-901.html

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

4 latest generic preference polls have Ds
up 1-3% even Fox News except for Rassmussen always an outlier poll:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/generic_congressional_vote-901.html

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Obungler: you mean all I have to do is fly down there and make a concerned look on my face?

Axelrod: It might help if you show some emotion.

Obungler: how about mad, real mad?

Axelrod: Can you dust off one of your old speeches and insert oil spill where global warming, I mean cooling, used to be.

Obungler: no problem, it's still loaded in my favorite prompter, the red one. should I wear my Mom jeans again?

Axelrod: We are trying to portray tough.

Obungler: OK, the 500 dollar shirt with the sleeves halfway rolled up then. do they have any golf courses down there?

Axelrod: make sure you don't take any questions from the press. We don't need any more forced summits.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Last I saw dungy harry was down 39 to 50.

you see, you can't fool the people all the time.

In fact, you can;lt even fool people for more than a year, when you are so dishonest:

A new Gallup poll finds that 49 percent of Americans see the Democratic Party as "too liberal," compared to 38 percent who see it "about right" -- that's a 22-point swing from 2008, when 50 percent saw the Democratic Party as "about right" and just 39 percent perceived it as "too liberal." What this tells us is that when they ran for office two years ago, Democrats presented themselves as relatively moderate -- and it worked. But now that we're into the second year of the Obama administration, with Democrats in full control of Washington, the party is showing its true colors by enacting liberal policies -- and people have noticed. This is likely why we've seen an erosion in support for Obama among the independents who helped catapult him to the White House. Gallup also notes that this is nearly the highest number of Americans thinking the Democratic party is "too liberal", just one point shy of the record of 50 percent recorded for Democrats just after Republicans took control of Congress in 1994.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

actually Obama's polling numbers remain b/w
47% and 52%. Bush's last polling numbers
in Jan 2008 were WHAT? Did he actually break
20% before he left office.
And oh yes Michigan is now located in China and Whirlpool only employs Chinese workers.
where do they come up with this c***?

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

The refrigerator was probably made in China too. The Chinese leant us $250 to stimulate their own economy by buying a refrigerator they make. They immediately get a sizeable portion of the $250 back on the sale and then get the $250 again plus compound interest down the road in loan repayment. What is that? Chinese ten, Community Organizer zero at this point.

Posted by: peterg73 | June 14, 2010 12:31 PM
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We have been on a path for decades, that has resulted in losing our manufacturing base to places like China. We justified it by saying it's the free market, that displaced american workers would be retrained for BETTER jobs. Remember all that?

We don't believe in central planning.
We don't believe in protecting American jobs.
We don't believe in interfering with the free market.

Sound familiar?

This has been going on for at least 30 years, that I personally remember. Remember when the LAST U.S. television manufacturer stopped building here-- in the 1980's. And that was the last one. The others had stopped before that.

Now Zenith is owned by a Korean firm.

We are now reaping the whirlwind that we sowed.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 14, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Oh, dear. Politico reports that the president will make another push for his central planning repackaged as a "green economy" in a national address tomorrow night. The reason for what used to be a global warming tax then a climate change tax is now "green jobs" and showing he's really engaged and angry at BP.

You see, they spilled some oil when drilling in deepwater offshore instead of in ANWR and other, drier places onshore with lots of oil where they're not allowed. So it just follows that we should stop offshore drilling and...mandate windmills (raise the price of granny's air conditioning, hike the cost for the working poor's transportation, etc.). Because cars run on windmills. Or something.

This oil spill he's going to show us he's really cheesed about is of course the one that reached Louisiana's marshlands and otherwise its coast in force, wreaking economic havoc as well which Team Obama then compounded. This landfall came after the administration heeded green calls and failed to burn the oil off in time despite a plan-in-place since 1994 requiring no bureaucratic hurdles (only, apparently, political and ideological hurdles). Yes, that same oil spill that Louisiana's governor sought to impede with barrier isles, permits for which the administration sat on and then denied (but-for a symbolic 2% granted).

Such responses of competently and faithfully exercising existing authorities without ideological corruption are insufficiently sophisticated for the Statist, who instead prefers to watch things turn really lousy followed by a lecture that more government and less freedom is really what you need. Strike out that "global warming" thing at the top of your plan and scribble in "no more spills" and you've got a winner, a new gusher of revenue.


Indeed, we read today how the president will tell us that this unfortunate chain of events is just proof that we need to let him do to us what he promised he wanted to do to us, which is cause our energy prices to "necessarily skyrocket", "bankrupt" politically disfavored industry, and "also raise billions of dollars". Lots of billions of dollars.


Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

last time I checked Benton Harbor Michigan and the people that Whirlpool US's largest Refrigerator mfr is not in China. That was some really great Fox News misinformation though that you constantly spammed here.

Its amazing that we can now catch R lies immediately with this google thing.

"The Whirlpool Corporation, """based in Benton Harbor, Mich."""", makes Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and Gladiator products. The company has gobbled up Admiral, Amana, Jenn-Air, Magic Chef, and Maytag and all of these Whirlpool brands account for about 27.3 percent of major appliance sales in the U.S., followed by General Electric brands—GE and Hotpoint—(25.1percent), and the Sears Kenmore (16.7 percent).

Whirlpool makes appliances for Ikea, Sears Kenmore, and side-by-side built-in refrigerators for Thermador.

Whirlpool's certainly not the only Kenmore supplier. Frigidaire and LG also manufacture Kenmore refrigerators"

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

That the president has chosen this moment to give his first address from the Oval Office indicates not only the severity of the environmental and economic disaster caused by the BP oil spill, but also the perils the crisis poses for his presidency. With almost seven in ten Americans rating the federal response to the spill as negative -- a worse rating than that for the government's performance after Hurricane Katrina -- the president's political capital and his agenda are at risk.

If the other 30% of voters ( liberal kooks with no grounding in reality, but hey, the Fix needs regular readers) find out the absolute truth, Obungler could plummet to Nancy Pelosi levels.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

[[The ad ends with an image of Reid, President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.]]
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Ah yes, the right's reliable 'axis of evil.' Reid is not going to ose to Angle and pretty soon these outside groups are going to figure this out and spend their money on races they can win. Well placed Repubicans in Nevada refuse to endorse her and are going with Reid. Sandoval will avoid her like the plague if he knows what is good for his campaign. In a year that Reid had a good chance of losing his seat, the far right mucks it up by giving them Angle.

Posted by: creatia52 | June 14, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

The Chinese get a piece of paper, we get a 'fridge. Advantage US.

Posted by: JakeD3 | June 14, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

The Coming Economic Train Wreck, Courtesy of Obama

The brilliant and amazingly understandable economist Art Laffer warns of the coming doom in 2011: a double-dip recession fueled by President Obama's overdrive deficit-spending policies and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. The two spell a one-two knockout punch for the American economy.

In a recent WSJ article, Laffer explains it in a bit more detail.

Now, if people know tax rates will be higher next year than they are this year, what will those people do this year? They will shift production and income out of next year into this year to the extent possible. As a result, income this year has already been inflated above where it otherwise should be and next year, 2011, income will be lower than it otherwise should be.
Also, the prospect of rising prices, higher interest rates and more regulations next year will further entice demand and supply to be shifted from 2011 into 2010. In my view, this shift of income and demand is a major reason that the economy in 2010 has appeared as strong as it has. When we pass the tax boundary of Jan. 1, 2011, my best guess is that the train goes off the tracks and we get our worst nightmare of a severe "double dip" recession.

Of course, if Chairman Zero's aim is to destroy the American economy so as to give himself more cause to step in and take over more industries, then one must admit that he's doing exactly what he and his progressive lackeys intended.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

So the money for the stimulus was BORROWED from China. The US doesn't have the money. It was deficit spending, meaning borrowed. And, guess what they did with it? They are giving everyone in Hawaii $250 to go buy a new refigerator. I just got back from Oahu and was floored to hear this. Did folks on the mainland get $250 for a new refrigerator or only the folks in Hawaii?
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The refrigerator was probably made in China too. The Chinese leant us $250 to stimulate their own economy by buying a refrigerator they make. They immediately get a sizeable portion of the $250 back on the sale and then get the $250 again plus compound interest down the road in loan repayment. What is that? Chinese ten, Community Organizer zero at this point.

Posted by: peterg73 | June 14, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

David Broder: April 3, 2005

"The failure of the House and Senate to agree on those budget blueprints has contributed to the runaway deficits of the past four years"

precisely which party controlled the 107th, 108th and 109th Congress? We all know that
answer just testing your memory skills.

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Make no mistake, as Nancy Pelosi often claims, our Congress has been very busy. They have focused on a myriad of issues, most of which are designed to impose government directives into every nook and cranny of our lives. Right now, for example, Congress is ramping up efforts to push through an inordinately complex set of new regulations and expand a government takeover of much of the energy sector of the economy. Congressman Waxman held all sorts of hearings earlier and felt compelled to include legislation requiring specific lights for private pools and legislating the temperature of hot tubs. More recently, some members of Congress have turned their attention to baseball, and a botched umpire call that cost a Detroit Tigers pitcher a perfect game. It seems that Congress, with nothing more important to do, is turning its full attention to calling a man out at first base.

At the same time, Speaker Pelosi has pushed through an almost endless stream of new legislation that expands entitlements and government spending on everything from healthcare, housing, unemployment, education, and even support for a small rodent called the Harvest Marsh mouse.

But Congress hasn’t stepped up to its full set of Constitutional responsibilities and approved an annual budget for the full outlays and revenues of the government. So far, we have only seen silliness, and a never-ending stream of new outlays and additional government spending. The acknowledgement and acceptance by Pelosi, Reid and Obama that congress is unlikely to pass the budget illustrates their colossal incompetence and ignorance of consequences.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Surely you understand.

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 12:02 PM
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It's hard to understand most of this stuff. Seems like many posters have their little soapboxes, stand on top, SHOUTING their specific screed. Scrivener, 37th, cannula, and zouk come to mind as being particularly "on message". Few, if any, people respond to them. But, does that dissuade them? Not that I can see. They just repeat...and repeat...and repeat.

I come here for the back and forth. If no one ever responded to me, I'd go away. It's a cooperative effort.

It's hard for me to identify with people who just want a megaphone in hand and want to vent.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 14, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

interesting: earlier you posted that MMS
was a problem going back years to the Bush
Administration now everything is Obama
personally inspected the well. stop the spamming nonsense. The problems and corruption at MMS started 5-10 years ago and apparently
were not stopped in time by Salazar.
We now wonder how many other corrupt Dept Administrators were left behind as reminents
from Bush/Cheney, likely many more.
Lets just leave it that MMS needs an
independent criminal special prosecutor
and let their chips fall where they may.

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

12Bar -- zoukie's been here for 5 hours already, posting relentlessly. He has to take up space somehow, and he doesn't really have anything to say, so he has to necessarily repeat. Surely you understand.

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Where he ought to be hardworking and industrious to the nth degree, he shows himself to be lazy. When he ought to be knuckling under, hard at work at his desk, hammering out decent solutions to the vast array of problems before him, he is partying hardy, having a merry ole time, trotting around the globe, playing golf, shooting backyard hoops, and opining on the latest controversial umpire's call in a baseball game. When it comes to actual governance, the only word this president knows is "delegate." When he ought to be consumed with fixing a national disaster in federal waters, which occurred in a federally regulated industry, the best he can come up with to even feign an I-do-really-give-a-darn work ethic is an emotionally contrived use of the A-word.


Oh, please. This is the kind of lazy, no-account attitude demonstrated by every panhandling bum on any street corner. His GQ dress code notwithstanding, Barack Obama has the work ethic of the welfare moms for whom he has shown his only real empathy to date. In a president, this character deficit is not only pitiful, but it is also downright despicable.


Does President Obama evince bedrock honesty, integrity, and a moral compass with all-American-value bearings? From every possible ordinary-citizen vantage point, Barack Obama appears to possess character deficits -- again, the size of California -- in every one of these essential-in-a-president qualities. And I'm so sorry for the bad hand Barry Obama was dealt in childhood, but that makes no difference now that he is an adult with the same accountability as every other adult on the planet.

If Obama voters have any question now, the only one they should be asking is, "What's the matter with me?" Now, that is a question which lies within the power-province of every single man and woman who pulled the lever for this man. As the crises mount, as the president continues to preen and play, as the livelihoods of more and more Americans go up in economic smoke (or oil, as the case may be), I predict that even many liberals will rediscover their collective common sense and take much greater care the next time they cast a vote.
Kyle-Anne Shiver

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

no one is giving anyone $250 to buy an appliance in the cash for clunker appliance
program. Its a credit against the purchase
of a new energy star energy appliance purchase replacing inefficient appliances, period. It was a great idea screwed up by our lame brain Texas governor. It was a disaster here. Perry
hired another one of his cronies wasting millions to administer the Texas appliance credit where less than 20%
of applicants were able to get the Administator
on the phone or their horrible web site to reserve your credit. I spent hours on the phone getting a busy signal and
error message on their web site when I tried to reserve a credit as the governor's office instructed us to do. Count on
a R Governor like Rick Perry to screw up a reasonable program and at the same time rake in campaign contributions from his cronie buddy administrators. At least here in Texas EVERYONE(including ALL of our state newspapers) were thoroughly p.o. by its horrible administration and slammed Rick Perry's office for its miserable handling of a straight forward and simle program.

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Leichtman

Minerals Management Service has been on the front pages for years - plenty of people heard of it.


It should have been done correctly.

This oil rig was dug under Obama - OBAMA WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY INSPECTIONS ON THIS RIG.

Obama just did a year long review of Offshore Drilling

Obama should have addressed the safety issues related to offshore drilling.

The inspections were done under Obama's people.

This is Obama's oil spill.

The democrats would have been screaming for the past 7 weeks if this had been Bush - seriously folks.


Can the hypocrisy be that thick??

This is OBAMA'S OIL SPILL -


And Obama's response is HORRIBLE.

Obama is the WORST US PRESIDENT SINCE JAMES BUCHANAN.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

He will not rest until the leak is plugged.

Golf is hard work:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Obama golfs for four hours in sweltering heat
By Bridget Johnson - 06/13/10 06:12 PM ET

President Barack Obama spent four hours on the golf course Sunday in temperatures that peaked in the low 90s.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

He has now spent more hours on the links since the spill than on any single other task. Partying comes in a close second with concerts taking third. Traveling to fundraisers makes it fourth. fifth on the list was making excuses and blaming others with long winded speeches that no one watched.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

B. Hussein's birthplace is the least of our problems.
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Then, why are you posting about it? Again. And again. And again. And you don't want to be called a birther?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 14, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Obama Administration Is Completely Unprepared for Next Major Terror Attack

The government has had nearly a decade since 9/11 to prepare itself for the next major attack, which will likely dwarf the World Trade Center atrocity with the help of weapons of mass destruction. But a recent report from the inspector general of the Justice Department reveals that our current rulers have been spending their time no more fruitfully than they spend our money. As Peggy Noonan explains,
the crucial job of Justice is to manage and coordinate law enforcement and step in if state and local authorities are overwhelmed.

So how would Justice do, almost nine years after the attacks of 9/11? Poorly. "The Department is not prepared to fulfill its role … to ensure public safety and security in the event of a WMD incident," says the 61-page report.

Justice has yet to assign an entity or individual with clear responsibility for oversight or management of WMD response;

it has not catalogued its resources in terms of either personnel or equipment;

it does not have written plans or checklists in case of a WMD attack.

A deputy assistant attorney general for policy and planning is quoted as saying "it is not clear" who in the department is responsible for handling WMD response. Workers interviewed said the department's operational response program "lacks leadership and oversight." An unidentified Justice Department official was quoted: "We are totally unprepared." He added. "Right now, being totally effective would never happen. Everybody would be winging it."

The inspector general's staff interviewed 36 senior officials involved in the department's emergency response planning and summarized the finding: "It was clear that no person or entity is managing the overall Department's response activities." You could almost see them scratching their heads and saying, "No one's in charge here."
Be appalled, but don't be surprised. The Justice Department is run by people who are aggressively sympathetic to the Islamic terrorists who may unleash a holocaust by the time you finish reading this.

The rest of the Obamanation Administration is no more likely to keep us safe:

Six months ago, the bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism gave both the Obama administration and Congress failing grades on preparedness for biological attack. It said, "the US is failing to address several urgent threats, especially bioterrorism."
Elections have consequences. If the consequences of taking moonbattery to the psychotic extreme of putting Barack Hussein Obama in the White House are not catastrophic, it will be the greatest stroke of luck in history.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

This is a great factoid to shove at teabaggers:

"
" President Washington presided over, and approved, the first tax levied by the federal government -- the 1791 whiskey tax. When the tax met resistance, he approved the assembling of militias to enforce the law and mobilization of agents to collect the revenue."

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Gulf Coast: Another Victim of Obama's Love of Unions

From the very beginning, other countries kindly offered oil skimmers to mitigate the damage from the Deep Horizon spill. But they were prevented from helping in the name of the Jones Act, which restricts the activities of foreign ships in American waters. Why not just set the Jones Act aside, as W did after Katrina? Apparently because it would allow for labor not controlled by the unions that helped put Comrade Obama in power.


If Chairman Zero would sacrifice our staggering economy to his overpaid public sector union cronies with a massive bailout, why wouldn't he sacrifice the Gulf Coast? According to the script, Big Oil will get blamed for the mess anyway. Fortunately, not everyone is dim enough to accept Administration spin.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Why Not Just Clear It Up?

I know, I know, if we don't just drop this, moonbats will squawk that we're "Birthers," as if that somehow settles the issue. But here's another reminder that we don't even know where the Manchurian Moonbat was born:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo3Aj2eqmS8&feature=player_embedded

B. Hussein's birthplace is the least of our problems. But it's likely that somewhere hidden in his off-limits background are more serious concerns. Otherwise, why doesn't Mr. Transparency just let the public know who he really is?

Remember when obunglers competency was still a mystery and we had the leisure of worrying about his legitimacy.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 14, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

1. Outside groups will definately help Angle against Reid, and I am sure there will be plenty of them as Republican's need Reid's seat. Reid has plenty of money,but everyone knows exactly who he is already and he's not likely going to move his own poll numbers. Reid will have to rely on attacking Angle and moving her poll numbers down to have a hope of a prayer.
2. There are 10 "red to blue" congressional seats targeted by Dems. that are currently held by retiring Democrats...that says it all. Speaker Boehner is coming in 2010!
3. Stutzman will make a great congressman. He's very conservative and will be much more effective than Souder ever was. A gain for conservatives.
4. The Moran vs. Tiahrt GOP primary will likely go down to the wire. Moran is certainly the insider Washington favorite, as most GOP Senators have endorsed him. Tiahrt is a conservative favorite, as the Kansas Right to Life has endorsed him and now he has the support of Rove. Tiahrt is a hard campaigner and I have not counted him out yet. Nearing the end of this race, will Brownback endorse? If he does, who?

Posted by: reason5 | June 14, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

dawd -- Dave Weigel -- whom I am liking a lot -- has a funny take down of that Alabama 'founders' ad:

"And here it is, the latest performance art TV ad from Alabama -- although the previous stars of memorable ads here, Dale Peterson and Tim James, lost their primaries. Congressional candidate Rick Barber, a tea partyer who held the GOP's preferred candidate Martha Roby below 50 percent in the first round of his primary, imagines a strategy meeting between himself, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

Is it worth digging into the substance here? Well, okay. First, the ad begins mid-conversation, with Barber saying, "And I would impeach him." Tea parties aside, we haven't seen many candidates openly mulling an impeachment of President Obama.

Second, I'm not sure Barber's argument here makes sense. His pitch to the founders is a jeremiad against the IRS and "what they call a progressive income tax" (although what else you could call a tax on income that hits high-wage earners harder than low-wage earners is a mystery).

He appeals to Washington as the owner of a distillery who "knows how tough it is to run a small business without a tyrannical government on your back." But President Washington presided over, and approved, the first tax levied by the federal government -- the 1791 whiskey tax. When the tax met resistance, he approved the assembling of militias to enforce the law and mobilization of agents to collect the revenue. So the Barber daydream of Washington angrily ordering a "gathering of armies" to oppose a tax is... well, entertaining, I guess."

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

"So the money for the stimulus was BORROWED from China."

Sortof. China is like Saudia Arabia that way. We want stuff from them - oil from the Saudis, cheap crap from China - for which they expect to receive dollars. Of course, dollars are hard to spend in high volume (i.e. in denominations of billions and trillions), except in the US. We don't have a lot that they want, so they buy our bonds - loaning us back the money went sent them for oil or cheap crap. Now we're getting into complicated territory, where the trade deficit is a contributing factor to the budget deficit. But the nutshell summary is this: the trade deficit helps keep our debt service cheap.

Of course, a contributing factor is the instability of the global economy. People with money to invest are nervous & unwilling to buy into riskier investments - so there's the so-called 'flight to quality'. i.e. They're paying high prices for the most reliable investments they can, which turn out to be ... [drumroll] ... US Treasury bonds. Investors are practially begging us to take their money.

So what we really need to do is twofold: one) start making crap that we can sell to China and/or the Saudis (a placeholder for oil-rich countries that collect lots 'o dollars), to start reducing the trade deficit; ideally this would be combined with a drop in our own demand for oil, to shut off the gusher of cash we send overseas. Two) we need a little inflation. What?!? you ask - inflation? Yes, inflation. Inflation devalues the dollar - so we can pay off the existing debt with dollars that are worth less. Now *that* is a brilliant scam. As long as the inflation affects wages too, it can work to everyone's benefit. House underwater? Wait for a little inflation! Those payments will be affordable again in just a year or two of high inflation! Excessive credit-card debt? Same deal!*

* but lookout for adjustable interest rates - those can be a real [bummer].

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 14, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

"I just got back from Oahu and was floored to hear this. Did folks on the mainland get $250 for a new refrigerator or only the folks in Hawaii?"


There was a cash-for-clunky-appliances program here in MN too. It was left up to the states whether to implement or not. Not all states stepped up & took advantage of the opportunity.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 14, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

So the money for the stimulus was BORROWED from China. The US doesn't have the money. It was deficit spending, meaning borrowed. And, guess what they did with it? They are giving everyone in Hawaii $250 to go buy a new refigerator. I just got back from Oahu and was floored to hear this. Did folks on the mainland get $250 for a new refrigerator or only the folks in Hawaii?

Posted by: physicianexec | June 14, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

The conservatives can hammer Reid on the stimulus and it won't effect he outcome. Reid is going to trounce Angle. Reid is already far ahead of Angle in legit polls. Americans don't like "conservative" creeps. If people wanted to be conservatives, they would join Amway and the born again fundamentalist church down the street. Let the so called "conservatives" in the style of Larry Craig waste their money. If it weren't for the Stimulus, the world would be mired in Depression. Harry Reid should rewarded for the stimulus. Check your facts. Your 100 IQ and below "leaders" filled your soft heads with lies and false memes.

Posted by: vintel7 | June 14, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

no excuse for not cleaning up MMS but at
least 37th agrees that MMS was apparently
corrupted by the previous administration. The new appointment was made in mid 2009 and
apparently MMS did not move fast enough to clean up its act.
I doubt anyone here had even heard of MMS
before the April 21, 2010 disaster. Obama
spent his first 6 months concentrating on Afghanistan GM and the economic collapse which
most Americans cared far more about than
an obscure dept called MMS(hindsight is easy).
MMS was Salazar's baby and an investigation potentially an independent criminal investigation into the failures at MMS are warranted and will hopefully be addressed in Wed's address to the nation.

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

no excuse for not cleaning up MMS but at
least 37th agrees that MMS was apparently
corrupted by the previous administration. The new appointment was made in mid 2009 and
apparently MMS did not move fast enough.
I doubt anyone here had even heard of MMS
before the April 2, 2010 disaster. Obama
spent his first 6 months concentrating on Afghanistan GM and the economic collapse which
most Americans cared far more about than
an obscure dept called MMS(hindsight is easy).
MMS was Salazar's baby and an investigation potentially an independent criminal investigation into the failures at MMS are warranted and will hopefully be addressed in Wed's address to the nation.

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Will you PLEASE stop 'blogging' in the comments section. This space is meant for thoughtful responses to reading the article, it is not an open forum for you to regurgitate your personal diatribes.

Posted by: jayjordan | June 14, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

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Thanks for the chuckle, Jay. At times, the comments section is filled with NOTHING but 37th's personal diatribes (and responses thereto). Just remember

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Posted by: JakeD3 | June 14, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Ddawd


Isn't that what is wrong with our political system - you say "no votes to flip"


So all we have is entrenched politicians on both sides - who really do not care about much because "there are no votes to flip"

The entrenched politicians on both sides don't care because they don't have to - they have nothing at stake.

We need to get rid of that system - they have to feel something is at stake.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Leichtman -- what do you expect? These were all lobbyists appointed by GWBush, whose approach to 'governing' was to turn the henhouse over to the foxes.

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Leichman


That has been the point - there has been a series of articles on the front page of the Washington Post - about how bad MMS has been over the past few years.

Obama was supposed to clean it up when he came into office.

MMS was certainly a topic on the "to-do" list - plus Obama said he was doing a year-long review of energy policy - which INCLUDED OFFSHORE DRILLING AND THE SAFETY INSPECTIONS AT MMS.

Obama was supposed to be dealing with MMS for the first year and half - that is what Obama's people were saying -

AND in March, Obama gave a speech - his review was complete - Obama said Offshore Drilling was safe AND IT SHOULD BE EXPANDED.

If that is not incompetence, nothing is.

This is why the Oil Spill is Obama's fault - the safety inspections should have been done correctly.

The oil rig exploded - killing 11 people.


Obama has to take responsibility.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

37th, yes, Louisiana matters. Because there are human beings here.

I know that for you and Hannity, this is just flyover country. That you think it's cute to gloat over the misery of others.

The same outrage would have been nice while George Bush let people flounder in the hell that was the Superdome during Katrina.

Of course, if you were so upset, I missed it. My internet was down at the time.

But Louisiana doesn't have votes to flip. I live here. That's why it matters to me. I've got no clue why you care. Your mission is accomplished. Louisiana is voting for the other guy.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 14, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Who is funding American Crosroads and who is controlling the organization? If you are going to print these blind story narratives you might take a page from Molly Ivin's playbook. Molly said that truth would be better served if she were able to say, "Mr X, a known liar and thief, today attacked his opponent for being a big spending liberal".

Posted by: MikeKelly45 | June 14, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Angle is a radical extremist. It's wise that Reid is informing people of that.

'An excerpt is shown of Angle saying: "We need to phase Medicare and Social Security out."

"She'd cut benefits for everyone coming into the system," the announcer says. "That's Sharron Angle. First a Scientology plan to give massages to prisoners -- now she wants to get rid of Medicare and Social Security. What's next?"

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Dwight Collins- I saw evidence that you were not born in America...so you have no right to comment. In fact, the evidence says that you were born in Pakistan....you liar. You are not even an American so don't comment.

Posted by: vintel7 | June 14, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

this was the disturbing MMS report that
screams independent prosecutor:

"In September 2008, reports by the Inspector General of the Interior Department, Earl E. Devaney, were released that implicated over a dozen officials of the MMS of unethical and criminal conduct in the performance of their duties. The investigation found MMS employees had taken drugs and had sex with energy company representatives. MMS staff had also accepted gifts and free holidays amid "a culture of ethical failure", according to the investigation. The New York Times's summary states the investigation revealed "a dysfunctional organization that has been riddled with conflicts of interest, unprofessional behavior and a free-for-all atmosphere for much of the Bush administration’s watch."

"A May 2010 inspector general investigation revealed that MMS regulators in the Gulf region had allowed industry officials to fill in their own inspection reports in pencil and then turned them over to the regulators, who traced over them in pen before submitting the reports to the agency. MMS staff had routinely accepted meals, tickets to sporting events, and gifts from oil companies.[36] Staffers also used government computers to view pornography.[37] In 2009 the regional supervisor of the Gulf region for MMS pled guilty and was sentenced to a year's probation in federal court for lying about receiving gifts from an offshore drilling contractor. "This deeply disturbing report is further evidence of the cozy relationship between MMS and the oil and gas industry," Salazar said"

Revolving door with industry
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) alleges that MMS has suffered from a systemic revolving door..."


Thoroughly disgusting.

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Good. Let American Crossroads or whoever they are spend all the republican's money. American Crossroads is a bunch of Nazi "conservatives" like the Swift Boat liars for Bush. At the end of the day, do Nevadans want Angle, an inexperienced, ignorant, low IQ, extremist fundamentalist? Angle does not have an ounce of experience, power, or clout. Harry Reid by contrast, is one of the most powerful and skilled Senate Majority Leaders in US History who has the power and the clout to bring jobs and resources to Nevada. The choice is easy regardless of what lies, false memes, and other garbage that the "american crossroads" and other nazi groups spread.

Posted by: vintel7 | June 14, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

and you concluded that $55 billion was wasted
based upon what, Hannity's assesment.

thanks for the suggestion the post disappeared
that is OK my point is that long posts end
up that way left or right.

my basic point was that something was definitely amiss at MMS starting with
the Bush/Cheney appointment Luthhi and
continuing. Fraud, porn, lax work ethic,
no oversite etc it sounded disgusting

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

DDAWD

Lousisiana still matters -


I realize the Congressional districts are all gerrymandered - so the real public sentiment does not show up in elections.

At some point, displeasure with Obama will show up in the races which are close around the country.

Obama made a MAJOR MISTAKE by stopping offshore drilling - THROWING MORE PEOPLE OUT OF WORK.

That is just silly - and ridiculous.

Obama should not be THROWING MORE PEOPLE OUT OF WORK.


It just shows how out-of-touch Obama is - what does Obama want to do - destroy the entire economy of the Gulf ?


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Two of Angle's plans...eliminate social security & medicare. She will not be elected with these view under any party that I know of!!!

Posted by: crossroadsnow | June 14, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Two of Angle's planss...eliminate social security & medicare. She will not be elected with these view under any party that I know of!!!

Posted by: crossroadsnow | June 14, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

37th, only one district in Louisiana voted for Obama anyways. And with LA-2nd, if Obama came here and started grabbing babies at random and started devouring them, we might be rated a tossup.

Sorry, dude. It's Louisiana. Our half of an electoral vote is going elsewhere.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 14, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

TO: jayjordan @ 9:41 a.m.

And who appointed you the arbiter political relevance? The blog-spamming cyber unit of the psy ops command?


____________________________________

Jay Jordan


Please read up on the Pentagon Papers - the court case which dealt with "prior restraint"

You might be interested in who brought the case to the Supreme Court.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

OK Now Obama might be wanting to open an escrow account for BP - so BP can put the money in - and a third party can distribute the money to the victims of the oil spill.

OK seven weeks into this and this is all Obama can come up with ?

Pay the victims ???


This guy Obama has NO IDEA what he is doing.


The whole idea of "let's put this affirmative action guy in, and everything will be OK" has been completely discredited.


Clearly EXPERIENCE MATTERS.

QUALIFICATIONS MATTER.

This idea that Obama can do the same job as someone who has been in Washington for a long time, or been a Governor - has been completely trashed.


This oil spill is OBAMA'S FAULT TO BEGIN WITH.


Obama is SCARED that the public will realize that HIS PEOPLE WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY INSPECTIONS ON THE OIL RIG.


Obama is SCARED of the political implications.

Obama is SCARED that public will realize that OBAMA WAS DOING A REVIEW OF OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING - WHICH SHOULD HAVE INCLUDED SAFETY INSPECTIONS - WHILE HIS OWN PEOPLE WERE NOT CONDUCTING THE INSPECTIONS CORRECTLY.


This is incompetence at its worst.

Obama has MORE CONCERNED WITH BEING PARTISAN THAN GOVERNING CORRECTLY.

Obama has NO IDEA what he is doing.


The voters in all these districts see this going on - they can't wait to vote against ALL THE DEMOCRATS TO SEND A MESSAGE TO OBAMA.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of stimulus, I did a little interesting math recently and thought I would offer it up for our mathematically-challenged left-wing friends.

According to very conservative estimates, at least $55 billion of the stimulus has ended up wasted. That's only 7% of the stimulus, so we should count ourselves lucky if that's all that was wasted. (some other estimates have said up to 50% of the stimulus was wasted, but we'll go with the low number for a minute).

Here's the interesting part....you know how Obama and Democrats spent an inordinate amount of time demonizing the 'greedy' CEO's of health insurance companies during the whole health insurance reform debate? I know liberals really struggle to understand the difference between $1 million and $1 billion, so let me help put it in perspective: the low-end stimulus waste estimate of $55 billion would pay for ALL health care CEO's salaries and bonuses for....wait for it.....250 YEARS!!!!

That's right...tally up the last year of salaries and bonuses paid to the 30+ CEO's of the national health insurance companies. You could pay ALL of those CEO's for the next 250 years just with what was WASTED in the stimulus, never mind what Democrats would have you believe was spent well.

As I like to say....I would rather have a CEO 'steal' $1 million than the government waste $1 billion. But leftists/progressives would rather see billions go down the government drain than have a single CEO make a bonus that's a little too high.

Posted by: dbw1 | June 14, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

If you can't challenge someone with facts hammer them with hype - The 'Conservative' political process...

Posted by: buddecj | June 14, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

leichtman1


Try cutting it in half and posting in two pieces.


If you think the text is lost, hit the back button on your browser - if you go back to the page you typed your post in, your browser might still have it.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Angle's dangerous, far-right ideas too extreme for mainstream conservatives http://bit.ly/9qWieL

Posted by: JustinBarasky | June 14, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Angle's dangerous, far-right ideas too extreme for mainstream conservatives http://bit.ly/9qWieL

Posted by: JustinBarasky | June 14, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Well, Dale Peterson is gone, but we've got a cool new Alabama ad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iQ7ZDUutU4

About a guy at a strategy meeting with the founding fathers. I guess they decided to revolt against Obama or something like that.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 14, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

TO: jayjordan @ 9:41 a.m.

And who appointed you the arbiter political relevance? The blog-spamming cyber unit of the psy ops command?

DO NOT ANSWSER -- you may incriminate yourself.

Or perhaps you already did, via the harvesting of your IP address by Project Geneva.

You've heard about Geneva, haven't you? As in, "Geneva Conventions."

Jayjordan, read about yourself here:

http://nowpublic.com/world/true-tales-lame-u-s-govt-psy-ops-censors

Posted by: scrivener50 | June 14, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Jay Jordan


Would you please STOP posting - your post is not about the article - and it has nothing to do with politics.

Except that it is anit-First Amendment, and therefore anti-American.


Besides, commments like yours just sparks a whole bunch of commments from the trolls on here who believe that their point of view is the ONLY one which should be allowed - anywhere in the country.


Thanks for posting a comment that was not a thoughtful response - because if you had thought about it, you would have known that you were wrong.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

cornell stop your whining about CC selective
editing. I spent 20 minutes crafting a detailed response to the problems at MMS with
documented quotes apparently too long; he has nothing to do with conservative/liberal.

180,000 Nevadans are out of work..and how many more had there been no stimulus? Nevada is hurting but just think where they would be if dingbat Angel's plans to abolish alcohol in Las Vegas went into effect?

Posted by: leichtman1 | June 14, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Cornell


Is this the post that you are referring to? It is still there.


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The federal government has grown by the same amount of jobs that have been lost in Nevada. Harry Reid has spent the last 3 years growing jobs in Maryland and Virgini, while his state whithered on the vine.

The commercials showing Harry Reid in his senile moments, his push for bigger government at the expense of Nevada, are going to be devastating. He is a very old corrupt man. He has accidentally voted against his own legislation several times. He is confused and crazy.

Why would people in a state with 14% unemployment vote for more of the same?

Posted by: Cornell1984 | June 14, 2010 9:21 AM

Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Cornell: you aren't seriously referring to posters like DwightCollins, 37th, and Moonbat as "far left liberals," are you? Because they post all the time and don't get deleted. Compared to them, I can only imagine what your post looked like, and it can't have been pretty.

Jay: don't waste your keystrokes. Asking the the blog trolls to stop papering the walls is like trying to ask a tree to not be made of wood. They're either true-believers on a mission or they're paid by the word/post to carpet-bomb the comments section.

Posted by: Gallenod | June 14, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

jayjordan, Chris C wants 37th+O around. It's his blog, so if he wants 37+o to flood the place, that's his business.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 14, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Cornell1984


That is not true - there is no "scrubbing" of comments - and the conservatives are allowed to post.


Try this: hit your refresh button to see if you comment is still there.


Remember other posters come on, post comments, and your post is sent down the list.

Conservative postings are not deleted.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse


jayjordan


What the public thinks about Obama is central to this year's races - which is extremely important.

Just because you don't like what is said - that is no reason to silence people.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 37thand0street...
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Posted by: scrivener50 ...

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Will you PLEASE stop 'blogging' in the comments section. This space is meant for thoughtful responses to reading the article, it is not an open forum for you to regurgitate your personal diatribes.

Posted by: jayjordan | June 14, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

TO: mark_in_austin @ 9:05 a.m.

Vice President Biden called the shots on what is happening in, and to, America -- a "manufactured crisis."

The Gulf oil disaster conveniently diverts attention from a contagion of silent electromagnetic torture, impairment, entrainment, and, ultimately, enslavement -- an ideologically-driven "culling of the herd," a global police state genocide.

It appears that a heinous element in the dark corners of the bureaucracy thought they could go away with a "perfect crime" -- using invisible, potentially deadly mirowave radio frequency weaponry to neutralize and entrain, denying those who dare to stand in their way of tyrants the basic human right of free will.

They are not getting away with it.

http://nowpublic.com/world/obama-take-down-fusion-center-gestapo-fire-secret-service-boss

Posted by: scrivener50 | June 14, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Notice that WaPo scrubs any comments that aren't from far left liberals? I took a screen shot of my comment against Harry Reid, and the came back and showed how it had been deleted by Chris. The time difference shows that it took Chris 5 minutes to read my comments, and 2 seconds to scrub it. It was the least offensive post, but it was the only one not from a koolaid drinker.

I have to documentation. I am using it for the FCC public comment on helping newspapers, proof of the censorship and bias.

Posted by: Cornell1984 | June 14, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

"Well, Obama has been calling for a jobs creating/saving $80 billion stimulus. Of course the Republicans are going to do all they can to stop it.
But this is how jobs are created in a recession. No magic to it. Worry about deficits when we are out of the recession.
Republicans need to help or get out of the way. They might be successful at pinning the situation on Obama, but they can't claim to be helping the country. It's all a matter of their priorities.
Posted by: DDAWD | June 14, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse"

no, obama doesn't want job creation...
it's just another way to throw away money...
it's just another lie...

Posted by: DwightCollins | June 14, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Actually, drindl, I can see where an office dedicated to repealing obsolete or just plain "bad" laws would be very popular. Legislatures tend to build enormous band-aid balls of regulations over time, each little statute lovingly crafted to solve a single problem. Collectively, though, all those regulations get get like the cluttered houses on some home improvement shows.

Looking at where to eliminate or consolidate regulations is not necessarily a bad thing. (Kansas, for example, apparently still has a state law that requires pedestrians to wear tail lights when crossing a highway at night.) And if Brownback can score some low-hanging fruit with his office of repeal, look for him to campaign on reforming the U.S. Code in a similar way during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Posted by: Gallenod | June 14, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

"Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) proposed revamping an existing state position to create “a new Kansas entity, the State Office of the Repealer” that is charged with eliminating state regulations deemed “silly, needless,” and “over-the-top.” "


We had to grow government in order to shrink it.


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Posted by: bsimon1 | June 14, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Test

Posted by: BasicInstinct | June 14, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Gallenod writes
"The Dems may be targeting Bachmann more to keep her in the public eye than just to try and unseat her."

She seems to do a pretty good job of that herself. While Clark is a better candidate than the last two that Bachmann's beaten, its still a tough fight. Tinklenberg (08) came close largely because of an enormous, but late, surge in campaign contributions driven by Bachmann's comments that then-Sen Obama might be 'un-american'. Tink came within a couple points, but IP candidate Anderson took 10%, allowing Bachmann to win with 46% (I think; working from memory). Anderson is in the race again; Clark will need to spend heavily to keep pace with Bachmann, drawing funds from national donors & the dccc. Dumping those kinds of resources into MN-3, for instance, rather than MN-6 would be a safer bet.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 14, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

The Ark 1st also strikes me as an odd target for Red to Blue. Yeah, a Dem (Berry) holds the seat now, but it was like almost 60% for McCain, I think. Given that it's not even Berry who will be running, I don't see how the Dems hold on to this one.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 14, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Obama is going to the Gulf Coast - and he is going to make a speech in the Oval Office.


Oh wow - the nation is INSTANTLY OVERWHELMED BY OBAMA'S LEADERSHIP NOW.

The problem is SUBSTANCE.


Obama is primarily motivated right now by desiring to stem the political damage - same thing as in the first few weeks when all we saw was a parade of administration officials pointing fingers at BP.

Clearly Obama doesn't know what he is doing - and what is scary - neither do his advisors.

The CENTRAL TRUTH - Experience matters


Qualifications matter - and Obama, the democrats and everyone who voted for him made a CRITICAL ERROR when they thought they could get away with voting for Obama - and not caring about what would happen in a crisis.

NOW we have a crisis - which is CLEARLY OBAMA'S FAULT - ROOTED DIRECTLY IN OBAMA'S FAILURE TO REGULATE SAFETY ON OFFSHORE OIL RIGS PROPERLY.


Blaming someone else is the dumbest thing Obama can do - he has done that already in other things - and there were Obama appointees at MMS -

AND Obama had just done a year-long review - telling everyone that he knew more about these things, and his solutions were unprecedented -


The rig was not safe - 11 people died.

Birds are dying.

If this was Bush in office, the democrats would have been screaming for the past 7 weeks -


NOW THERE IS SILENCE FROM THE DEMOCRATS

While the silence is appreciated, it really destroys ALL THE CREDIBILITY OF THE DEMOCRATS.


Everything the democrats said over the past eight years, all they did to CLAIM THEY KNEW WHAT WAS BETTER FOR THE COUNTRY, all their attitude that THEY WERE BETTER THAN THE REPUBLICANS.


Not better policied, but actually better people.


All that is now just a pile of crap - COMPLETELY EXPOSED AS COMPLETE BULL.


Goodbye democrats - goodbye democratic party -


You are not better people - like you think you are -


Your policies are not better

They aren't.

You are just bigger hypocrites.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 14, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

The federal government has grown by the same amount of jobs that have been lost in Nevada. Harry Reid has spent the last 3 years growing jobs in Maryland and Virgini, while his state whithered on the vine.

The commercials showing Harry Reid in his senile moments, his push for bigger government at the expense of Nevada, are going to be devastating. He is a very old corrupt man. He has accidentally voted against his own legislation several times. He is confused and crazy.

Why would people in a state with 14% unemployment vote for more of the same?

Posted by: Cornell1984 | June 14, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

The federal government has grown by the same amount of jobs that have been lost in Nevada. Harry Reid has spent the last 3 years growing jobs in Maryland and Virgini, while his state whithered on the vine.

The commercials showing Harry Reid in his senile moments, his push for bigger government at the expense of Nevada, are going to be devastating. He is a very old corrupt man. He has accidentally voted against his own legislation several times. He is confused and crazy.

Why would people in a state with 14% unemployment vote for more of the same?

Posted by: Cornell1984 | June 14, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Stupidest idea so far today:

"In his run to be the next Governor of Kansas, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) proposed revamping an existing state position to create “a new Kansas entity, the State Office of the Repealer” that is charged with eliminating state regulations deemed “silly, needless,” and “over-the-top.” Brownback says the idea resonates with Kansans who “feel like they’re getting their brains regulated out of them.”

Perhaps they just didn't have any to begin with, Sam.

"State Office of the Repealer”


So much for a nation of laws. Seems like today all republicans want is NO laws... lawlessness, anarchy, undermining civilization.



"the State Office of the Repealer'


..LOL. this is like a skit for saturday night live. cons are now writing satire about themsleves, only they don't know it.

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

bsimon1: The Dems may be targeting Bachmann more to keep her in the public eye than just to try and unseat her. Just as the R's are attempting to nationalize Pelosi as a polarizing figure every chance they get, look for the D's to use Bachmann (and Palin) as the "anti-Pelosi" poster-child for everything the liberal base loves to hate.

Winning the seat would be a bonus, but showing the country who would be in power if the R's take the House is the main reason Bachmann's on their radar.

Posted by: Gallenod | June 14, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Probably right about "most" meaning most of the new targets.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/cq/20100614/pl_cq_politics/politics3681904

"The new candidates are Denny Heck in Washington's 3rd district, Chad Causey in Arkansas' 1st district, Joyce Elliott in Arkansas' 2nd district, Trent Van Haaften in Indiana's 8th district, Mike Oliverio in West Virginia's 1st district, Manan Trivedi in Pennsylvania's 6th district, Tarryl Clark in Minnesota's 6th district, Julie Lassa in Wisconsin's 7th district, Gary McDowell in Michigan's 1st district, Colleen Hanabusa in Hawaii's 1st district and Tommy Sowers in Missouri's 8th district.

Seven of the 11 candidates are vying for open seats currently held by Democrats."

Posted by: DDAWD | June 14, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

mark_in_austin wrote
""-- the new "Red to Blue" districts are mostly ones where the committee is playing defense.

Of the 26 total Red to Blue districts, 10 are open seats currently held by Democrats..."
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10/26 does not equal "most"."


The nuance is in the 'new'. I parse the post to mean the Dems have a list of 26 red-to-blue seats (thinking big!); the list includes some number of new districts. Of the districts newly added to 'red-to-blue', most are districts in which the Dems are playing defense. A comprehensive list was not provided by The Fix, so we actually don't have enough information to determine whether the use of 'most' is accurate or not.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 14, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

The under educated and under employed voters of Nevada are looking for any obtuse angle to follow.

Posted by: whocares666 | June 14, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Scriv, buy Raytheon stock and hedge your bet.

Remember the old Jack Benny radio show? Probably not. There was a repeating gag where a street thug holds up Benny, the tightwad, and says "Yer money or yer life!"

Benny: [no response]

Thug: "What are yer waiting for?"

Benny: [agitated] "I'm THINKING, I'm THINKING."

Posted by: mark_in_austin | June 14, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Addendum to scrivener post, below:


Exhibit A in the case against multi-agency fusion center silent microwave/radio frequency torture and impairment of unjustly targeted Americans:

U.S. Patent No. 7629918, held by Raytheon, for the "Multifunctional Microwave Laser Radio Frequency Directed Energy Weapon System."

WHY IS MAINSTREAM MEDIA A.W.O.L. on a story that is substantiaited by U.S. patents and various documentation in military and defense industry trade journals?

This is a bigger cover-up than Watergate -- a "slow kill" genocide that endangers EVERY American, including those at the apex of governmental power.

These government crimes against humanity cannot and will not be swept under the rug by man-made (manufactured?) distractions and calamities.

Posted by: scrivener50 | June 14, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Mark @7:45, I also read those sentences a couple of times trying to understand the spin there. Chris is feeling very half-empty towards the Democrats and very half-full towards the Republicans. It makes him say awkward things.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 14, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

"According to its most recent filing, the group has raised a little over $1 million but has significantly broader financial aspirations."

So do lots of people, but the point is, they aren't getting there. Maybe if they actually had something to offer besides hate...

Posted by: drindl | June 14, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

"$60M in a recession is fantastic. Some folks are not hurting, I guess."


Taxes suppress economic growth by reducing the amount of discretionary income available to stimulate the PR industry & media via ad buys.

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Posted by: bsimon1 | June 14, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

URGENT TO: POTUS/VPOTUS, WH STAFF, OBAMA CABINET, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS:

The escrow account gambit puts POTUS back in charge. Now, open a domestic front against the geopolitics of chaos and cataclysm...

...STOP THE MULTI-AGENCY FUSION CENTER MICROWAVE TORTURE OF EXTRAJUDICIALLY TARGETED AMERICANS AND THEIR FAMILIES -- A BUSH-SPAWNED GOV'T GENOCIDE ON YOUR WATCH.

HOMELAND FUSION CENTER MICROWAVE CELL TOWER WEAPON SYSTEM SILENTLY ASSAULTS, TORTURES, IMPAIRS 'TARGETED' AMERICANS: VETERAN JOURNALIST

• "Dissidents" and "undesirables" also targeted by multi-agency program for financial sabotage; community-based, police-protected, GPS-enabled vigilante stalking and harassment; ideology-driven censorship -- a genocidal purge.

All of those cell towers you see all over America are NOT all for phone calls.

Some of them are TORTURE TOWERS -- part of a nationwide microwave/laser radio frequency "directed energy weapon" system that is being used by operatives of the multi-agency Homeland Security-run "fusion center" network to silently torture, impair, and physically and neurologically degrade the functioning and well-being of extrajudicially, unjustly '"targeted" citizens...

And apparently, this precision-targeted domestic weapon system being used to attack and harm U.S. citizens has been deployed WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF CONGRESS or high state officials.

WHEN WILL CONGRESS PROBE EXTRAJUDICIAL TARGETING AND TORTURE IN AMERICA...

...AND CALL SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR MARK SULLIVAN AS THE FIRST WITNESS?

BUCKS COUNTY, PA: "Mid-Atlantic States (including D.C.) Centcom of a Fusion Center Gestapo."

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves

HOW HOMELAND SECURITY, PENTAGON, JUSTICE DEPTS. HAVE FEDERALIZED, MILITARIZED LOCAL POLICE, CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS INTO AN AMERICAN GESTAPO

http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america
NowPublic.com/scrivener OR Facebook -- Vic Livingston ("Notes")


Posted by: scrivener50 | June 14, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

"The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is adding to its target list for the 2010 midterms, adding 11 new names to its "Red to Blue" program for top challengers and open seat candidates."

I often wonder who's running the show over there. They're spending significant resources going after Rep Bachmann, in a very conservative district, but we don't hear a thing about challenging freshman Rep Paulsen, a conservative in a swing district. After some digging I found out his challenger is Jim Meffert; but given the utter lack of any press about the candidate specifically or the race generally, I expect Paulsen will hold his seat. I can see why Bachmann is a target for being such a nutball, but taking her out is an expensive proposition - other seats can be won more easily. I think her value to the GOP is neutral; on the one hand her over-the-top rhetoric & willingness to say anything, regardless of accuracy can tarnish the GOP, particularly among moderates & swing voters; on the other, she is attracting Dem attention & resources that are better spent elsewhere. Call it a wash. Add a couple points for rousing the base and the advantage goes to Bachmann/the GTP.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 14, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Well, Obama has been calling for a jobs creating/saving $80 billion stimulus. Of course the Republicans are going to do all they can to stop it.

But this is how jobs are created in a recession. No magic to it. Worry about deficits when we are out of the recession.

Republicans need to help or get out of the way. They might be successful at pinning the situation on Obama, but they can't claim to be helping the country. It's all a matter of their priorities.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 14, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

"President Obama is still at 51% today and Democrats are out polling republicans everywhere. I doubt that the ramblings of the bigots and racists will have any bearing. The bigots and racists are Un American and should be denied the US citizenry. They don't deserve it and most of them were not born in the USA anyway.
Posted by: vintel7 | June 14, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse "

obama already went under 50%, please stop lying...
the people know his type of change is not needed or wanted...

Posted by: DwightCollins | June 14, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

"...there is nothing going on in the world that's more important than smearing a private citizen who is not in public office."
Yeah, Palin's such a private citizen that she's out there endorsing candidates, speaking at rallies for them, recording robo-calls. She's putting herself out there by choice, which makes her fair game. Isn't she the one who criticized others for whining about the media? Who's whining now?

Posted by: Pupster | June 14, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

"Obama failure? I doubt it. Only in the minds of the racists, bigots, and low IQ crowd, who lack intelligent discrimination skills. These losers like to stress the name "Hussein" as if that mattered to intelligent people. Say "Hussein" all you want. Lie and claim that Obama was not born in the USA. Same and intelligent people are not listening to you. The majority of Americans still strongly support President Obama and we will defeat all the haters and bigots and racists in November and again in 2012. Take you hate, racism, and bigotry, and stick it up your low IQ, Nazi ash.
Posted by: vintel7 | June 14, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse "

president obama is a failure...
time after time the decisions he makes conforms to an agenda which keeps Americans unemployed...
as for low iq, people that don't question their leaders and follow blindly qualify for that group, look in the mirror...
hillary said dissent id the highest form of Patriotism...
remember how you treated President Bush, obama will get worse and some from his own party...

Posted by: DwightCollins | June 14, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

"Fix" team wrote:

"-- the new "Red to Blue" districts are mostly ones where the committee is playing defense.

Of the 26 total Red to Blue districts, 10 are open seats currently held by Democrats..."
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10/26 does not equal "most".
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#1 - Does American Crossroads have a mil to spend against Reid? How much does it have to spend around the nation? Back in March or April you reported that Rove and Gillespie thought they could raise $60M for Am Xroads
nationally. Are these numbers holding up? If so, Am Xroads has probably raised more pledges than either party, and "Citizens United" is beginning to have its effect, at least on the conservative side. $60M in a recession is fantastic. Some folks are not hurting, I guess.
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KOZ, WaPo is selling "Newsweek". Palin drives up circulation before the auction. She was in a competition with "Gores split" and "Girl in sailing yacht lost" but the girl in the sailing yacht was found and, well, the market for "Gores split" was not the right demographic.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | June 14, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

President Obama is still at 51% today and Democrats are out polling republicans everywhere. I doubt that the ramblings of the bigots and racists will have any bearing. The bigots and racists are Un American and should be denied the US citizenry. They don't deserve it and most of them were not born in the USA anyway.

Posted by: vintel7 | June 14, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse

Obama failure? I doubt it. Only in the minds of the racists, bigots, and low IQ crowd, who lack intelligent discrimination skills. These losers like to stress the name "Hussein" as if that mattered to intelligent people. Say "Hussein" all you want. Lie and claim that Obama was not born in the USA. Same and intelligent people are not listening to you. The majority of Americans still strongly support President Obama and we will defeat all the haters and bigots and racists in November and again in 2012. Take you hate, racism, and bigotry, and stick it up your low IQ, Nazi ash.

Posted by: vintel7 | June 14, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

American Crossroads is a right wing extremist Nazi group with about as much credibility as he Swift Boat Liars for Bush. Regardless of what the GOP throws at Harry Reid, he will pounce the extremist Angle. If the republican party's MO is fear and shame, the American Crossroads MO is toxic, malignant fear and shame. There are the type of low lifes that hell was built for.

Posted by: vintel7 | June 14, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

Since Newsweek is featuring yet another Sarah Palin hit piece on their cover this week, I have to conclude that there is nothing going on in the world that's more important than smearing a private citizen who is not in public office. I have to assume that the Gulf Oil Spill, the European Debt Crisis, the Escalating of Tensions in the Middle East and on the Korean Peninsula, the Mexican Drug War, the imminent collapse of the Euro, the Rise of Islamism in Turkey, the arrest of Jihadists in New Jersey, Chris Christie's budget cutting crusade, the USA's worsening relations with Great Britain, the Sestak/Romanoff/Blagojevich scandals, the wretched May economic numbers, ... all of these stories are less important than doing yet another hit piece on Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Moonbat | June 14, 2010 7:23 AM | Report abuse

The utter failure b hussain obungler, confronted with an environmental disaster requiring decisive leadership and action, falls back on the only thing he really knows how to do: time for the most important speech ever.

But first a day of golf.

Posted by: Moonbat | June 14, 2010 7:10 AM | Report abuse

re #2, I have become a big fan of open and competitive primaries this year. I live in the PA 6 CD, and the Democrats did a great job of picking the right candidate from a field of 4. Doug Pike was the early leader, a journalist in his 60s with years at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Manan Trivedi came out of nowhere to get the county party endorsements, ran his campaign on a shoe string and pulled off a big win.
He's exactly the kind of candidate who offers a stark contrast to sleepy Jim Gerlach, a man who has spent his entire congressional career quietly supporting the Republican agenda but still presenting himself to the voters as a moderate. He's held his seat after facing a series of lack-luster opponents. Trivedi will campaign like no career politician will. He has a great background (immigrant parents, medical degree, military service in Iraq, young father with a newborn baby) and a great platform that will make him an obvious choice over the careful, indecisive and cautious Party Man Gerlach.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 14, 2010 6:47 AM | Report abuse

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