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Buoyant In Defeat, President Obama Ascends To The Mountaintop To Throw Thunderbolts At Republicans [Maureen Dowd NYT]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2015 by sheriffali

WASHINGTON — THE talk up in Boston is all about deflation while the talk down here is all about inflation.

 

Our sleek, techie president, whose battery dies faster than an iPhone’s, was fully charged Tuesday night for the State of the Union.

 

He was so puffed up, with such a bristling sense of self, that it was hard to believe this was the same guy who spent the last year clenched like a fist, beset by ISIS, beheadings and Ebola, shunned by his own party and slammed by the other party in the fall election.

 

The murmur went up from grateful Democrats gathered at the Capitol: “Wow, he’s got a pulse.”

 

Proving once again that he is a different kind of cat, Barack Obama is oddly pumped by his party’s defeat. Even in the House chamber, surrounded by hundreds of people and watched by millions, he seemed to delight in his detachment as he laid down his own markers to drive up his own numbers.

 

He doesn’t mind splendid isolation. He really thinks it’s splendid. He’s free to revert to being the consummate outsider who doesn’t see himself in the context of a system.

 

He likes the game better when he’s up against an opposing team. To him, Harry Reid was as big a problem as Mitch McConnell.

 

Now it’s easier for him to see who he is and where he stands vis-à-vis the Republicans because he doesn’t have to make intellectual compromises or negotiate the jagged shoals of the old-school Democratic Party. Now he can define himself against modern conservatives such as Rand Paul and Scott Walker.

 

President Obama feels he will be able to finally float above it all, more singular and more interesting and more separate, debating enlightened progressive topics like criminal justice reform and child care infrastructure while those off-kilter conservatives fight it out for 2016.

 

Unlike F.D.R., Obama was not determined to give Americans heart and courage at times of crisis. Instead, his White House tended to take on the coloration of his funks and the clouds spread worldwide.

 

He only began to really brag on the economy Tuesday night, when he felt certain of the numbers, rather than before the midterms, when it might have helped his party. He could have done a better job all along explaining where we stood and where we were hopefully headed. As one top White House official says about the Obama inner circle, “They’d rather be right than win.”

 

He’s alone on the stage — always his preferred setting. As an isolato, he can say what he thinks and define himself on his own terms. He can ascend to the mountaintop and ignore us when we pester him to come down.

He doesn’t have to negotiate with Republicans anymore. He doesn’t have to stroke Democrats anymore. He doesn’t have to hawk himself to voters anymore. He isn’t concerned about Hillary, as he yanks the party to the left. He has forged no lasting links to foreign leaders. And he can have the “vacation from the press” that he told NBC News’s Chuck Todd he yearns for.

 

“Barry got his groove back,” as Larry Wilmore, the droll host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” put it.

 

We got the guy we’ve been yearning for only when he was able to blow us all off. He can finally do and say whatever he wants.

 

One Democrat who saw Obama in the White House said the president was so buoyant he had an air of “senioritis.”

 

It seemed a shame, the Democrat said, that Obama couldn’t have a third term, now that he was, at long last, fired up and ready to go. Of course, if there was a third term, he would be waiting another four years to show the mojo.

 

Thrilled to sidestep the press, he felt liberated enough, even as Yemen spiraled, to go on YouTube and make his case to the appealing GloZell Green, a YouTube star wearing glowing green lipstick who got famous eating cereal out of a bathtub.

 

Remarkably, The One has ended up in the same place the unpopular W. found himself at the end of his two terms: casting his lot with history.

 

Now that it’s all about him, he doesn’t get languid and reflective. He rolls up his sleeves and crisscrosses the country.

 

 

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Now they’re trying to steal 2016: The demented GOP schemes to rewire the Electoral College and elect a Tea Party president!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2014 by sheriffali

Republicans know they can’t win the popular vote. You won’t believe sick schemes they’ve launched to get around it.

 

Republicans have only won the popular vote for president once in the last 25 years, a steep decline in their fortunes from the period from 1972 to 1988, when they won the popular vote every time but one–1976, the aftermath of Watergate. Add to that massive policy failures and demographic trends against them, and the motivations to cheat are overwhelming.

 

Voter suppression seemed promising at first—and it’s helpful in many downticket races—but it’s not going to be enough to secure the White House. So they’ve been working on another idea as well—make the popular vote totally irrelevant by leaving red states just as they are, with statewide winners getting all the electoral votes, while making electoral votes more or less proportional in as many blue states as possible—many of which the GOP controls at the state level. If they can rewrite the rules fast enough, they could even win in 2016, with no more votes than Mitt Romney received.

 

Republicans have been fiddling with various Electoral College schemes since at least 2011 (in Michigan and Pennsylvania), with an upsurge of interest in early 2013, following Romney’s disappointing loss. “How Romney Could Have Won: A changed system would mean changed results” was the title of a January 2013 National Review story, capturing the mood at the time. Romney needn’t have won a single additional popular vote, you see. Just divvy up Electoral College votes by congressional district, and voilà! President, President Romney, Mr. 47 Percent! “[F]or those frustrated over 2012’s results,” the story concluded, “it might be worth thinking about whether it’s time to overhaul the system itself.”

 

 

 The buzz faded rather quickly, but now, post-midterm elections, it seems to be staging a modest comeback—and the GOP’s sheer desperation means it would be foolish to ignore this ongoing threat to our democracy. Renewed talk of rewrite schemes actually began even before the midterm election, according to a late-October story by Michigan political columnist Susan J. Demas, and a watered-down scheme emerged after the election, she reported, which would give most of the electoral votes to the statewide winner, but give some to the loser as well. “It’s like a participation trophy in pre-school tee-ball,” Demas wrote, “only Michigan is trying to build up the self-esteem of Republican wannabe leaders of the free world.” [Salon<dot>com]

 

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CNN using John McCain and Fox News using Dick Cheney; different Companies but the same agenda! Bash and Discredit President Obama!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2014 by sheriffali

There isn’t any doubt that Fox News is definitely Anti-Obama. They don’t disguise their disdain for the President and all of their Hosts and their Guests, Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney, John Bolton, Donald Rumsfeld and the likes, their agendas are crystal clear.

 

However, in the case of CNN one has to look much farther. Notice CNN’S affinity with John McCain. If you want to find McCain you have to look no further than CNN. Is it because CNN is seeking objective facts from John McCain? No! CNN can count on McCain to the tell the biggest of lies and misinformation and whether it is Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Candy Crowley or others, they never question McCain’s distorted promulgation of blatant lies. For CNN, John McCain is their Guy to stir up commotions that are always factually untrue. For CNN that is News.

 

In 2013 John McCain was in Syria and he took out a photograph with members of ISIS. At that time McCain was highly critical of President Obama for not supporting ISIS. Then in 2014 the same John McCain is calling for President Obama to attack ISIS.  

 

Subsequent to President Obama’s speech on ISIS Wednesday night September 10, 2014, Anderson Cooper had multiple guests on his program. James Carney, the former White House Spokesman for President Obama and in addition to the other Guests, like a magician, Anderson Cooper pulled out John McCain as did Clint Eastwood and his Magnum in his Dirty Harry Movies.

 

McCain sat there and confronted Mr. Carney with lies, deception and everything that would allow the most uniformed to sense the insanity McCain possess, however, Anderson Cooper never once, challenged McCain. Does Anderson Cooper know the facts? Of course he does, but that is where the Cross Roads of CNN and FOX meet. Bash and discredit the President.

 

McCain claim that Obama willfully didn’t leave a residual force in Iraq is absolutely untrue. Nour al-Maliki, the man that was living in Iran in exile for 20 years, was appointed by Bush and Cheney as Prime Minister of Iraq. Bush signed an agreement in 2008 that all American Combat Forces would leave Iraq by December 31, 2011. Earlier in 2011 the Obama Administration sought a signed Status of Forces Agreement from Mr. Maliki. Maliki refused and there was no way to leave American Forces in Iraq without them being subjected to Iraqi law. There is no mystery as to why Maliki didn’t sign the agreement and that is because Maliki’s orders came from Iran and Iran didn’t want American forces in Iraq.

 

Hence, John McCain’s claim on Anderson Cooper’s program September 10, 2014 that we could have left troops in Iraq, is blatantly untrue.

 

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Mitt & Ann Romney tells Chris Wallace – Fox News why they thought they had won the 2012 Presidential Election. Interview March 3, 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by sheriffali

CHRIS WALLACE of “Fox News Sunday,” sitting down with Mitt and Ann Romney, at their home in La Jolla, Calif.: “Is it true that you both thought going in you were going to win?”

ANN ROMNEY: “Well, I for sure did. I think Mitt intellectually was thinking that it was possible we couldn’t; he knew how close it was. But my heart and my whole soul was we’re going to win. I was there.”

MITT ROMNEY : “Yeah, I think we were convinced that we would win. We saw that the polls were very close. But we knew that the energy and passion was with our voters … and my heart said we were going to win. … The exit polls came out first and suggested that it was going to be very close in Florida. And we thought we’d win solidly in Florida. So it was increasingly clear that this was going to be, with the best-case scenario, a long night. … [I]t was a slow recognition until, ultimately, when the Ohio numbers began coming in and they were disappointing. I said, ‘Look, this looks like we’ve lost’ — wasn’t certain. Some people said, ‘Oh, look, if this number here comes in, why, you could win.’ But you know, by 8 or 9 o’clock, it was pretty clear that we were not going to win.” …

WALLACE: “We begin to see random pictures of you, pumping your own gas with your hair messed up; hugging Ann in the kitchen; hanging out with the kids at Disneyland.” …

MITT ROMNEY: “[W[e were just living our life. And obviously people would see us in various places, either walking along the beach or, in this case, getting gas for the car. And they’d take out their cell phones and take a picture. None of those were done by professional photographers or I might have, you know, combed my hair, seen them coming.” …

ANN ROMNEY: “I think it takes time. I think I’m mostly — you know, the great ‘Princess Bride’ line, ‘mostly dead.’ I’m mostly over it. But not completely. You have moments where you … go back and feel the sorrow of the loss. And so, yes, I think we’re not mostly dead yet.”

MITT ROMNEY, on his post-election “gifts” remarks: “The president had the power of incumbency. Obamacare was very attractive, particularly to those without health insurance. And they came out in large numbers to vote. So that was part of a successful campaign. … I’m not going to second guess what other people have to say. Look, I don’t look back. I look forward.”

WALLACE, to Mrs. Romney: “Why do you think he lost?”

ANN ROMNEY: “I think they had a better ground game. … I think we were not aware — you know, we certainly had the passion coming from our side — and I don’t think we were as aware of the passion that was coming from the other side. I think we were a little blindsided by that.”

WALLACE: “Do you think that the two of you at all contributed to this image … that you were so wealthy that you were somehow out of touch with the concerns of the average American?”

ANN ROMNEY: “[T]hat’s a reality that you can’t change. We are who we are. The thing that was frustrating to me is that people didn’t really get to know Mitt for who he was.

WALLACE: “[T]here were reports [by POLITICO] that you and your oldest son, Tagg, were frustrated with the Romney campaign, that they didn’t, quote, ‘let Mitt be Mitt,’ that they didn’t let him show his more open, compassionate side. True?”

ANN ROMNEY: “Well, of course. It was partly — it’s true. But it was not just the campaign’s fault. I believe it was the media’s fault as well, is that he was not giving — being given a fair shake, that people weren’t allowed to really see him for who he was.” …

WALLACE: “Do you think the media was in the tank for Barack Obama?” [Laughter]

ANN ROMNEY: “I think that it’s — anytime you’re running for office, you always think that you’re being portrayed unfairly. And we of course, on our side, believe that there’s more bias in favor of the other side. I think that that’s a pretty universally-felt opinion.”

WALLACE: “What do you think of the campaign that Barack Obama ran?”

ANN ROMNEY: “I think, obviously, it was a winning campaign. It worked.”

WALLACE: “Do you think it was fair?”

ANN ROMNEY: “No. … Portrayal of my husband. … He really is a selfless person that really, truly cared about the American people. … He has enormous skill sets in dealing with difficult issues. And I totally believe at this moment, if Mitt were there in the office, that we would not be facing sequestration right now.” …

MITT ROMNEY: “We’ve renamed our foundation The Romney Foundation for Children. We’re going to help the very poorest kids on the world. We’re going to help kids in this country with disease and great difficulty. And that’s taking more and more of our time. We’ve got a chance to spend more time with grandkids. We just had twins born, as you know, and being with them was a thrill.” …

WALLACE: “Were you approached by ‘Dancing with the Stars’?” …

ANN ROMNEY: “I was. … I did consider it. … I love the show. … I would’ve loved to have done it, and I am turning 64, and I started thinking about it. I’m not really as flexible as I should be. [Laughter] … I understand Dorothy Hamill has been picked, and I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, am I glad I didn’t do that! I wouldn’t want to compete against Dorothy!”…

MITT ROMNEY: “We see … one grandchild or another every day. We took them to Disneyland. We took them snow skiing. … Our … sons Matt and Craig live close to an open-space area. We throw the ball for the dogs, we play sports with the kids. They like kicking balls, hitting baseballs. We do the things that grandparents are expected to do with grandkids.”

CHRIS WALLACE THEN SAT DOWN SOLO WITH MITT:

ROMNEY: “I recognize that I lost, so I’m not going to be the leader of the Republican Party. Other people will take that mantle. But I want to have influence on getting our party into a position where we can be successful in solving the problems the country has. … I recognize that as the guy who lost the election, I’m not in a position to tell everybody else how to win, all right? They’re not going to listen, and I don’t have the credibility to do that anyway. But I still care. … I’ll look at what’s happening right now, I wish I were there. It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done. The president is the leader of the nation. The president brings people together, does the deals, does the trades, knocks the heads together; the president leads. And I don’t see that kind of leadership happening right now.”

WALLACE: “What is this president doing?”

ROMNEY: “Well, he’s campaigning. He’s the only one that can say to his own party: ‘Look, you guys, I need you on this.’ And get some Republicans aside … pull them off one by one. … [N]o one can think that [the sequester has] been a success for the president. He didn’t think the sequester would happen. It is happening. To date, what we’ve seen is the president out campaigning to the American people, doing rallies around the country, flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing. … That causes the Republicans to retrench and to put up a wall and to fight back. It’s a very natural human emotion. …

“The president has the opportunity to lead the nation and to bring Republicans and Democrats together. It’s a job he’s got to do and it’s a job only the president can do. … [T]his is America we’re talking about, at a critical time. And, … you know, Nero is — is fiddling.” [Laughter] …

–On the primaries: “[T]he idea that somehow … the primary made me become more conservative than I was just isn’t accurate. On the other hand, a long and blistering primary, where people are attacking one another and where the attacks sometimes are not on the mark but are creating an … unfavorable impression, those things are not helpful.

–On the “47 percent” video: “[I]t was a very unfortunate statement that I made. It’s not what I meant. I didn’t express myself as I wished I would have. You know, when you speak in private, you don’t spend as much time thinking about how something could be twisted and distorted, and it could come out wrong and be used. But, you know, I did. And it was very harmful. What I said is not what I believe. Obviously, my whole campaign, my whole life has been devoted to helping people, all of the people. I care about all the people of the country. … There’s no question that hurt and did real damage to my campaign.”

–On Chris Christie and Superstorm Sandy: “I don’t think that’s why the president won the election. My campaign had to kind of stop. … [W]e were getting ready to hammer, hammer, hammer our message. We had to stop. But as for Chris Christie, Chris did what he thought was the best for the people of his state. And I respect … that. …

“I lost my election because of my campaign, not because of what anyone else did. … I see my mistakes and I see my flaws … I did better this time than I did the time before. [Laughter] And I won’t get a third chance. I’m not doing it again. The weakness that our campaign had, and that I had, is we weren’t effective in taking my message primarily to minority voters, to Hispanic Americans, African Americans, other minorities. That was a real weakness. We did very well with the majority population, but not with minority populations. And that was a — that was a failing. That was a real mistake. …

“I think the Obamacare attractiveness and feature was something we underestimated … particularly among lower incomes. And we just didn’t do as good a job at connecting with that audience as we should have. … I’m not going to disappear. I’m not running for office. I don’t have a big organization that’s out speaking in my behalf. But I care about America. I care about the people that can’t find jobs. I care about the fact that we’re racking up larger deficits and putting the peril of the future generation very much in — in play. I really care about this country. I care about my 20 grandkids, the kind of America they’re going to have. And sitting on the sidelines when so much is at stake is just not in my nature.”

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A Vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is a Vote for reinstating Bush and Cheney’s Policies that brought you misery!

Posted in Abortion, America's 2%, America's 98%, ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Bernard Madoff, Bill Clinton, Binders of women, Bush's Policies, Cayman Islands, Children, China, CNN, Colin Powell, Commitment, Completely Wrong, Condoleeza Rice - Liar, Cruelty, Current events, Deregulation, Dick Cheney, Extreme Views, Fox News, George W. Bush, Heartless, Hope for better tomorrows, Housing Market, Human Vulture, Karl Rove, KKK, Koch Brothers, Liar, Megan Kelly Fox News, Michelle Obama, Misguided, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Racism, Recovery, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, Scrooge, Sean Hanity, Shyster, The Elderly with tags , , , on November 5, 2012 by sheriffali

The uninformed; the haters; the dishonest; the duplicitous; those that harbor prejudice and all Americans; the homes you lost; the jobs you lost; the savings you lost; the sixteen trillion dollars National Debt; the Iraq War; the Afghanistan War; the hope you lost; and all that you held near and dear to your heart like your children’s future, that perhaps seem like a bad dream, President Obama, wasn’t then or now, the destructive force that brought you these nightmares, that came from the Policies of former President and Vice President, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

 

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and all of the Republicans that have fed you the dishonesty that this is all Obama’s fault, they know, you know and I for know, that this is the most brazen lie that these duplicitous Ruritans have been using to prey on your ignorance; your frustration; your hopelessness; your hate; your prejudices and all that ails you, just so that you can empower them back into White House, The Senate and The House of Representatives.

 

President Obama has kept us from going into a depression; and the job market is growing again. We went from losing 800,000 jobs per month during the last five months of the Bush Presidency and well into the initial stages of the Obama’s Presidency, but we are moving forward again, and over the past 30 plus months, we have steady job growth to the tune of five million five hundred thousand jobs. The Dow Jones that fell to 6,500 during Bush’s stewardship has rebounded to 13,000 plus; the NASDAQ is up 125% and the Standard & Poor is up 75%. The housing market has rebounded; we have created more manufacturing jobs since 1996; The Auto Industry is back and on top again, don’t turn back now.

 

If you vote your fears; your ignorance; your prejudices; your hate and contempt for Obama because he is Half-White and Half-Black and put Mitt Romney and the Republicans back into controlling your life; the truth is, within the next two years or less, “we would be bankrupt just like Russia was in 1990.

 

Your choice your vote; “make the best of it!”

 

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Meet some of the KKK – FOCKERS of FOX NEWS!

Posted in ANN ROMNEY, Binders of women, Cayman Islands, Completely Wrong, Extreme Views, Fox News, Human Vulture, Karl Rove, KKK, Liar, Megan Kelly Fox News, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Shyster, Vulture Romney, Women's Rights with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2012 by sheriffali

Meet The FOCKERS of FOX NEWS that preach hate because a HALF-BLACK-MAN became President. Their hate has a nexus to the KKK that if a MONKEY sat on the GOP ELEPHANT, Fox misnomer News would support the monkey.

 

The amazing thing is a frigging MONKEY is sitting on the ELEPHANT – MITT ROMNEY!

 

Don’t be surprised on the night of November 6th 2012 when Obama is reelected to a second term, Fox News aren’t going to terminate or slow down on the hate, Obama’s second term is only going to further perpetuate their KKK type of racism.