Why Obama should withdraw, Chicago tribune editor Steve Chapman, Sputtering economy,Unemployment high, Foreclosures rampant

Why Obama should withdraw, Chicago tribune editor Steve Chapman, Sputtering economy,Unemployment high, Foreclosures rampant

“Will Obama be thrown under the bus”

From the Chicago Tribune September 18, 2011.

“Why Obama should withdraw”

“When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was “Morning in America.” For Barack Obama, it’s more like midnight in a coal mine.

The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass, foreclosures are rampant and the poor guy can’t even sneak a cigarette.

His approval rating is at its lowest level ever. His party just lost two House elections — one in a district it had held for 88 consecutive years. He’s staked his future on the jobs bill, which most Americans don’t think would work.

The vultures are starting to circle. Former White House spokesman Bill Burton said that unless Obama can rally the Democratic base, which is disillusioned with him, “it’s going to be impossible for the president to win.” Democratic consultant James Carville had one word of advice for Obama: “Panic.”

But there is good news for the president. I checked the Constitution, and he is under no compulsion to run for re-election. He can scrap the campaign, bag the fundraising calls and never watch another Republican debate as long as he’s willing to vacate the premises by Jan. 20, 2013.

That might be the sensible thing to do. It’s hard for a president to win a second term when unemployment is painfully high. If the economy were in full rebound mode, Obama might win anyway. But it isn’t, and it may fall into a second recession — in which case voters will decide his middle name is Hoover, not Hussein. Why not leave of his own volition instead of waiting to get the ax?

It’s not as though there is much enticement to stick around. Presidents who win re-election have generally found, wrote John Fortier and Norman Ornstein in their 2007 book, “Second-Term Blues,” that “their second terms did not measure up to their first.”

Presidential encores are generally a bog of frustration, exhaustion and embarrassment. They are famous for lowest moments rather than finest hours. Richard Nixon was forced to resign in disgrace, Reagan had the Iran-Contra scandal, and Bill Clinton made the unfortunate acquaintance of Monica Lewinsky.”

“The ideal candidate would be a figure of stature and ability who can’t be blamed for the economy. That person should not be a member of Congress, since it has an even lower approval rating than the president’s.

It would also help to be conspicuously associated with prosperity. Given Obama’s reputation for being too quick to compromise, a reputation for toughness would be an asset.

As it happens, there is someone at hand who fits this description: Hillary Clinton. Her husband presided over a boom, she’s been busy deposing dictators instead of destroying jobs, and she’s never been accused of being a pushover.

Not only that, Clinton is a savvy political veteran who already knows how to run for president. Oh, and a new Bloomberg poll finds her to be merely “the most popular national political figure in America today.”

If he runs for re-election, Obama may find that the only fate worse than losing is winning. But he might arrange things so it will be Clinton who has the unenviable job of reviving the economy, balancing the budget, getting out of Afghanistan and grappling with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Obama, meanwhile, will be on a Hawaiian beach, wrestling the cap off a Corona.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/obama/ct-oped-0918-chapman-20110918,0,5039308.story

Remember this from Citizen Wells on June 27, 2011?

“I am not certain if Obama controls the Democrat party and they are concerned about 2012. Will the Democrats throw Obama under the bus?”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/obama-under-the-bus-democrat-party-or-rezko-or-cellini-too-late-for-blagojevich/

And from August 20, 2011.

“The US Justice Department has been protecting Obama before and after the appointment of Eric Holder as Attorney General. Holder is under increased scrutiny and increasingly Obama appears to be unelectable. Will the Democrats throw Obama or allow Obama to be thrown under the bus? Or will Obama exit on his own?”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/obama-thrown-under-bus-by-democrats-or-daniel-frawley-or-tony-rezko-or-rod-blagojevich-or-stuart-levine-or-william-cellini-obama-exits-2012-race/

Thanks to commenters Bill G & Pat 1789.

101 responses to “Why Obama should withdraw, Chicago tribune editor Steve Chapman, Sputtering economy,Unemployment high, Foreclosures rampant

  1. “Africa Travel Association: Security Concerns for Tourism as Kenyan Born Obama Jets into Kenya”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/09/africa-travel-association-security.html

  2. GORDO | September 19, 2011 at 9:23 am | “Africa Travel Association: Security Concerns for Tourism as Kenyan Born Obama Jets into Kenya”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/09/africa-travel-association-security.html
    ———————————————————————————————
    If b-ho was born in Hawaii he would still be Kenyan born ( 1961/British), his father was not a US citizen or even trying to be one.

  3. http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/21/abedinweiner-a-marriage-made-by-hillary-clinton-and-the-muslim-brotherhood/

    Spencer: So while we know that Huma Abedin’s parents were devout and observant Muslims — indeed, her father was an imam — we don’t know what exactly is going on with her marriage to Anthony Weiner.

    Certainly the most likely scenario is that Weiner did convert to Islam, as Abedin’s mother, a professor in Saudi Arabia, would almost certainly have insisted that he do so. Weiner has made no public statement of this conversion, but since it would almost certainly have cost him politically if he had announced it, this silence is not any indication that he didn’t actually convert.
    However, it is also possible, given the recent scandal involving Weiner’s apparently frequent and sexually charged contact with other women, that the rumors that the Abedin/Weiner union is a political marriage of convenience are true. After all, in 2008, Hillary Clinton was running for president. There were widespread insinuations that she was involved in a romantic and/or sexual relationship with Abedin, her ever-present personal assistant. Those whisperings persisted into Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. Abedin’s 2010 marriage to Weiner, at which Bill Clinton​ presided, put those rumors to rest.

    In Islamic law, a Muslim must officiate a marriage ceremony; hence if Bill Clinton was the only one officiating, the marriage was not valid according to Islamic law. Huma Abedin would undoubtedly have known that. Thus, if no Muslim was officiating along with Clinton, Weiner would not have had to convert to Islam, as the whole thing was a charade from the outset, apparently entered into with the full awareness of all parties concerned.

    Spencer: Yes, Bill Clinton is a strange choice, indeed — unless the whole point of the union had to do more with the Clinton connection than with faithfulness and loyalty.

    FP: According to Islamic Law, Huma Abedin could be killed, right? If the whole thing is not a charade and a trick, it is a bit curious that her family, who are Muslim Brotherhood and Muslim Sisterhood operatives, have allowed this and not punished her, no?

    Spencer: Yes, Jamie. If the marriage is not a sham, it is exceedingly strange that Huma Abedin’s mother and other Muslim Brotherhood connections would have no problem with it. She is, of course, a high profile individual in the United States, and thus is in a very different situation from that of a woman in Saudi Arabia who might enter into a relationship with a non-Muslim man. In Saudi Arabia, such a woman would almost certainly be murdered; would Brotherhood operatives murder the aide to the Secretary of State for committing the same sin? That is not so clear.

    FP: So, just to crystallize the matter then, there is a remote possibility that Abedin is actually being deceptive in her marriage to Weiner to follow Muslim Brotherhood instructions and to infiltrate the U.S. government, correct?

    Spencer: Certainly. That is a very real possibility, and it should be investigated. But the only ones who have the means to do so are mainstream media journalists who are either clueless or complicit.
    FP: Omar Abu-Namous, the imam of the Islamic Cultural Center in New York, is encouraging Huma Abedin​ to stand by her husband. Why would an imam support a Muslim wife to stand by a Jewish husband who has disgraced her?

    Spencer: Only if he is a Muslim.

  4. From the Trib article…”But there is good news for the president. I checked the Constitution, and he is under no compulsion to run for re-election.”

    Reallly? What Constitution are YOU reading? My copy has this little thing about a requirement being a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

    I’ve predicted this since the DNC convention. Let the usurper do as much damage as possible, then he’ll be promoted to King of the World and they’ll try to slide Hillary in. She’s no different than obama – a Marxist in a pantsuit.

  5. The democrats should be banned, from nominating, another candidate, for any elected office, in any future. After they put, ineligible, Barack Obama on the presidential ballot in 2008, they have shown, they cannot be trusted to support the Constitution, or obey the law.

  6. The Obama admin is running a scam on the Israili question. A giant, deadly scam.

    The Arabs were scheduled to try for a vote in the NON binding general assembly of the UN. It would not have given them a state.
    Surprise! Now that Obama has gone out of favor with Jewish voters and will lose because of them, he needs them back. He BADLY needs them back.

    There is only ONE way to get them back. A vote in the BINDING security council of the UN for statehood for the arabs. Obama is positioning himself to be the ultimate savior of the Jews bey vetoing the vote in the UN security council.

    Of course this is BEFORE the election.
    Just wait until AFTER the election, when the arabs press for their state in Israel, and Obama no longer needs the Jewish vote in the US.

    This whole thing is being set up to position obama as the great savior of the Jews before the election and then a wink and a nod to the arabs after the election, and viola, a new palestinian state, complete with no US veto.

    This is so easy to see that a caveman can see it.

    To win this election, he’s willing to make Jerusalem a trembling cup. On his watch. And by his hand.

  7. If i didn’t make that clear in my last post, let me here.

    There was supposed to be a vote in the non binding general assembly of the UN on the palestinian state.
    Now, surprise, the arabs want a binding vote in the security council. It just so happens to help obama win back jew voters,
    Then, if he wins re-election, obama can usher in a palestinian state and destroy the Jews.

    It’s all a gigantic set up.

  8. Katie | September 19, 2011 at 9:56 am |

    I’ve predicted this since the DNC convention. Let the usurper do as much damage as possible, then he’ll be promoted to King of the World and they’ll try to slide Hillary in. She’s no different than obama – a Marxist in a pantsuit.

    —————————————————-
    Exactly.

  9. It could not be more obvious.

    The bo campaign is nothing more than a BAIT & SWITCH scheme to get hillary elected. After getting the Republicans to waste their time on bo, the demRats will switch to hillary and run trump as a 3rd party candidate.

  10. Free Speech | September 19, 2011 at 10:23 am |

    I see house corruption hearings in b-ho’s future if he doesn’t drop out.


  11. If the Republicans are smart they will make public the investigations of hillary and her Lesbian Lover, huma, and hillary’s muslim brotherhood State Department. hillary’s muslim brotherhood State Department is by far the biggest threat of all to our National Security.

  12. Johnny Cash sings Obama’s Prison Blues

  13. Hey look , more Kaiser money in b-ho latest scandal !
    http://www.southsidehealth.org/about_us.html

    [Who is funding this work?
    This work is part of the South Side Health and Vitality Studies, directed by Dr. Stacy Lindau.
    Funding for the South Side Health and Vitality Studies comes from the University of Chicago Medical Center Office of the Urban Health Initiative, led by Eric Whitaker, MD, MPH, Chicago Community Trust, Walter G. Zoller Memorial Fund at the University of Chicago, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute, PepsiCo, and National Institute of Health.]

    http://www.suntimes.com/7680344-417/fraud-case-targets-grants-awarded-by-president-obamas-friend.html

  14. http://floydreports.com/does-hillary-have-a-lesbian-connection-to-weinergate/?utm_source=Floyd+Reports&utm_campaign=04901f415b-WHW_06_12_20116_12_2011&utm_medium=email

    In mid-2007, rumors started to circulate about Huma Abedin a staffer working for Hillary Clinton. The wagging tongues of Washington asked logical questions about Huma.

    If Hillary is bisexual (as had long been thought and occasionally uttered in public), what is the nature of her relationship with the dark eyed enchanting Abedin, a young lady from a strict Muslim family?

    Is the fact that Huma was never seen twice in the same designer outfit and lived in a $649,000 condo explainable because she was trading sexual favors with Hillary for a fabulous lifestyle?

    If so what does that make Huma?

    How did Huma, whose government salary was listed as $9,999, live as she did?

    “Is Hillary Clinton a Lesbian?”

    Is Huma Abedin her lesbian “kept woman?”

  15. http://www.uncoverage.net/2011/06/will-weinergate-blow-president-hillarys-lesbian-cover/

    On page 42 …of Gennifer Flowers’s 1995 book, Passion and Betrayal. Starting on that page, Bill Clinton’s ex-flame says that he very clearly told her that Hillary is a lesbian:

    “There’s something you need to know. I’ve been hearing tales around town that Hillary is having another thing with a woman.” I watched his face to see his reaction, and couldn’t believe it when he burst out laughing. I was stunned! I asked him what was so funny. “Honey,” he said, “she’s probably eaten more pussy than I have.”

    Bill said he had known for a long time that Hillary was attracted to women, and it didn’t really bother him anymore. His first clue came from her lack of enjoyment of sex with him. She didn’t like to experiment and insisted on the missionary position and nothing else. Because she wasn’t enjoying herself; neither was he. Sex with her became a duty; nothing more.”

  16. So who is the National institue of Health?

    Why it’s the US Department of Health and Human Services
    http://nih.gov/

    b-ho rewards his pals with Taxpayer grant money, then they pocket it.

    No wonder Patti Blago was pissed off.

  17. “SORRY FOR THE DELAY…GUL WILL HAVE MORE COVERAGE OF THE BEVERLY HILLS TEA PARTY EVENT LATER THIS EVENING…WAITING FOR PHOTOS…”

    “PRELIMINARY REPORT:
    The Tea Party Event went quite well…BUT our efforts to confront two congressmen were unsuccessful. Rep. Tom McClintock actually RAN away from Orly. I guess Orly got a few words with him…but I did see him trying to keep moving away from her (plus I heckled him during his speech), and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter RAN away from me. I held my large poster in front of myself as I tried to ask McCotter questions. He read the sign and kept moving. He had a deer in the headlights look and was extremely anxious to dodge and weave his way out of the park. It really was quite pathetic. I think I will have a picture of this. I am waiting for photos to be emailed to me. What cowards. …”

    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/2011/09/sorry-for-delaygul-will-have-coverage.html

  18. Don’t know and don’t care about Hillary. I know Obama is a bozo, in my opinion. I’m not voting for Hillary or Obama.

  19. The clintons calculus is to get bo out and run trump as an independent. trump will attack the Republicans from the right and hillary will run as a “moderate.”

    The clintons know how gullible and uninformed most Americans are.


  20. Tina,

    Do you not care that hillary is working with her Lesbian Lover, huma, and the muslim brotherhood against Israel and the US?

  21. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/cnn-host-criticizes-own-network-for-ganging-up-on-perry-during-gop-debate/

    CNN host Howard Kurtz spent air time on Sunday to criticize his own network and fellow host Wolf Blitzer over last week’s GOP presidential debate. According to Kurtz, CNN and Blitzer spent too much time singling out Rick Perry. The way he put it: it was “obvious” that the other candidates “had some company” when it came to “ganging up” on Perry.

    “Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, and the others were ganging up on Rick Perry,” Kurtz said. “But there’s no question they had some company. If you look at many of Wolf Blitzer’s questions, they singled out the Texas governor even when the moderator was addressing Perry’s Republican rivals.”

    But Kurtz didn’t only focus his critique on his own network. He also characterized questions from the Tea Party audience as “useless.”

    “When you talk about building drama, I want to make this clear, I’m all for audience members asking questions,” he said. “I don’t think journalists have a monopoly on wisdom. But many of these questions from the Tea Party reps were so vague as to be kind of useless.”

    You can watch below:

  22. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Free Speech | September 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm |

    The clintons calculus is to get bo out and run trump as an independent. trump will attack the Republicans from the right and hillary will run as a “moderate.”
    _______________________________________________

    This has been my theory all along – With a 3 Party election there will be no winner getting the 270 Electoral College votes, thereby making the U.S. Congress the one to choose the next President. And the U.S. Congress is now a Republican Congress -BINGO


  23. Mr. Bill(ms. helga) | September 19, 2011

    “This has been my theory all along – With a 3 Party election there will be no winner getting the 270 Electoral College votes, thereby making the U.S. Congress the one to choose the next President.”
    ———————————————————————–
    NONSENSE!

    The only way that the Republicans will win is by nominating a strong conservative. If romney is nominated, hillary will win with trump splitting the vote.

  24. CW,
    Obama won’t back down from re-election bid. He can take all of the money that he doesn’t use for the election and keep it as salary, as long as he runs for the office. Greed will prevent him from not running, how ‘hard’ he runs will depend upon how much money he requires after Jan. 2013.
    Pete


  25. Katie | September 19, 2011 at 9:56 am |

    I’ve predicted this since the DNC convention. Let the usurper do as much damage as possible, then he’ll be promoted to King of the World and they’ll try to slide Hillary in. She’s no different than obama – a Marxist in a pantsuit.

    —————————————————-
    Exactly.


  26. It is obvious.

    The bo campaign is nothing more than a BAIT & SWITCH scheme to get hillary elected. After getting the Republicans to waste their time on bo, the demRats will switch to hillary and run trump as a 3rd party candidate.

  27. Free Speech,
    Why do you repeat the same posts over and over again? They clog the blog, but maybe that’s the purpose?


  28. The demRats are desperate to stifle the Truth about hillary’s endangerment of National Security by her Lesbian Love Affair with the muslim brotherhood cohort, huma.

  29. http://romanticpoet.wordpress.com/tag/huma-abedin-muslim-sisterhood/

    Was Huma Abedin, the wife of Anthony Weiner and the Deputy Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton, unaware that her mother was reported as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood? Is it possible she does not know that her brother is tied to the Brotherhood’s radical leadership? Did Western media miss what has been revealed in several Arab newspapers, which has remained secret in American government circles?

    Al-Liwa Al-Arabi (translated here) claims to have leaked an extensive list of members of the Brotherhood’s secret women’s division, which is known alternately as the Muslim Sisterhood or the International Women’s Organization (IWO). This detailed list was partially published by Al Jazeera and several other major Arab newspapers. And it included Huma’s mother, Saleha Abedin.

    Egypt’s Al-Dostor revealed that the Sisterhood included 63 International members that span 16 different countries; it’s also confirmed by the Arab Centre for Research and Studies, headed by researcher Abdul Rahim Ali.

  30. “Politics are a dirty business”. Joseph Farrah of World Net Daily wants Sarah Palin as a Democratic Presidential Candidate. The “howl” would be frightening. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=346089

  31. http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=44549

    Whether it’s the CIA or the military, sophisticated surveillance is proving inadequate, and proper background checks of Middle Easterners aren’t being done. Each example serves as another case in point. What makes us think that the State Department​ would update its virus protection program? Even more disconcerting than Mohamed and Balawi is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton​’s aide and Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin, who has been with Clinton since 1996. She was never properly screened, this will be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.

    To be concerned about Abedin’s access to sensitive information is an issue that will most likely garner unsolicited curses from “sensitive” Americans who are enamored with her. These same people ignore this diva’s familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Lt. Col. Robert Anderson’s detailed reports aimed at getting Army intelligence to investigate Ali Mohamed—and have him court-martialed—were also ignored.

    Abedin is even more potentially dangerous: She can leak state secrets. She is closely associated with her Muslim Brotherhood family and even joined Clinton at an event with her mother, Saleha Abedin, at Dar El-Hekma College in Saudi Arabia. Also present was a close associate of Saleha Abedin—Suheir Qureshi. Qureshi’s name later appeared in several prominent Arab newspapers when it was revealed that she belonged to a list of 63 members of the secret arm of the Muslim Brotherhood called The Sisterhood. The full list was later revealed—Huma Abedin​’s mother is on it. Huma’s brother—Hassan Abedin—also collaborates with Omar Naseef and Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, two of the most influential terror supporters in the world.

    And while the U.S. House of Representatives debated whether to cut off funds for Obama’s military campaign in Libya , which aids the Brotherhood-backed rebels, Clinton challenged Congress over its position, asking, “Whose side are you on?”

    This is a question the secretary of state should ask herself.

    Even the team that was set up because of the State Department’s policy designed to “engage the moderate Muslim world” was infiltrated without even screening its contributor, the Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer and—Egyptian by heritage—Ground Zero Mosque imam, Sheikh Feisal Abdul Rauf, who only moderates his tone in English.

    Promoting a moderate Muslim Brotherhood is like promoting “capitalistic communism” to defeat Russia during the Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.​, or even a “pro-Jew Nazism” during World War II. A more current and real-life example is “Chrislam.”

    Clinton’s “inclusion policy” has brought in spies, and this is how she plans to soften the Muslim Brotherhood? Clinton’s use of oxymoronic formulas to combat terrorism is worse than the moronic path taken by the likes of Jordanian doctor and double agent Humam al-Balawi—he killed his enemies, seven CIA agents, while we bolster the confidence of ours.

    Huma Abedin was never properly screened, and unless this darling of Hillary Clinton answers some tough questions, the issues we set forth regarding the failure to screen her makes for an ironclad case.

  32. James | September 19, 2011

    Joseph Farrah of World Net Daily wants Sarah Palin as a Democratic Presidential Candidate.
    ————————————————–
    LOL!

    That would be HILARIOUS!

    LOL!

  33. James | September 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
    Brilliant!

  34. Obama Proposes New Czar

    “……in the American Jobs Act, Obama is proposing a new group of czars as a part of his “jobs” act– the American Infrastructure Financing Authority (AIFA) czars.  President Obama’s newest czars will be given the authority to manage over a trillion dollars of federal funding for roads, bridges, buildings, waterways, dams and other infrastruture.”
    Read more:
    http://townhall.com/columnists/luritadoan/2011/09/19/obama_proposes_new_czar


  35. http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/19/romney-perry-are-frontrunners-in-daily-callerconservativehome-tracking-poll/

    Perry remains the favorite by far — 34.9 percent say he is their top pick, compared to just 19.0 percent who name Romney.


  36. http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2011-09-18/gop-frontrunner-rick-perry/50459376/1

    To every audience, he ridicules Romney’s record on jobs when he was governor (Massachusetts ranked 47th nationwide) and reminds voters about the health-care measure Romney signed that Perry calls similar to “Obamacare,” the federal law that has fueled conservative outrage.

    The Texas governor also turns the “four aces” quip against Romney.

    “I grew up in a house that didn’t have running water until I was about 5 years old,” he told an early morning crowd that jammed Uncle Nancy’s Coffee House in Newton and spilled onto the sidewalk, just across from the Jasper County Courthouse square.

    “My mom and dad were both tenant farmers. For sure I was not born with four aces in my hand.” Left unspoken is the contrast with Romney, whose father was the CEO of American Motors and governor of Michigan.

    “I think we’re different philosophically,” Perry said in the phone interview, and the nomination of one or the other would define the Republican Party in different ways. Romney “blurs the lines” between the GOP and Obama, he said, while he sharpens them.

  37. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/19/rick-perry-2012_n_970116.html


    Terry Holt, a Washington-based GOP strategist, said Perry continues to do well because his opponents’ criticisms are missing a broader point while barely denting his main strengths: His image as a bold, honest, can-do leader.

    “It’s a bit too tactical, and it ignores the larger imperative: Can you be an alternative to the vision Barack Obama offers? Can you be authentic?” Holt said.

    Some Republican insiders question the strategy of trying to turn conservatives against Perry with the “he can’t beat Obama” claim.

    “I don’t think they can make that case,” said Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., a 19-year House member. Perry has a good staff, strong fundraising skills and “a good story on jobs” as governor, said Kingston, who backs fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich in the presidential race.

    Schnur agreed. “Arguing electability is usually a loser in the presidential primary,” he said. “Ask Hillary Clinton.”

  38. hillary obviously has a scheme similar to the strategy used against LBJ in 1968. The demRats beat up LBJ so badly that he dropped out of the race.
    hillary and her demRat supporters will do the same thing to bo, clearly the way for hillary to get the demRat nomination in 2012

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/19/liberals-vow-challenge-obama-democratic-primaries/

    President Obama’s smooth path to the Democratic nomination may have gotten rockier Monday, after a group of liberal leaders, including former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, announced plans to challenge the incumbent in primaries next year.


  39. http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Obama-2012-primary-democrats/2011/09/15/id/411153

    The move to challenge President Barack Obama in a Democratic primary is growing stronger by the day with House members openly pushing the case for an internal party battle.

    And Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio told The Hill that more and more Democrats believe that Obama needs to be challenged. “It’s a common refrain, and it’s certainly common in my district among Democrats,” he said.

    DeFazio said there are many Democrats in the House who agree with him, but would not name names.

    And already activist Ralph Nader has started to organize a slate of Democrats who could challenge the president

    “There are millions of Americans who are deeply disappointed in the president, who believe that with regard to Social Security and other things, he said one thing as a candidate and is doing something very much else as a president — who cannot believe how weak he has been for whatever reason in negotiating with Republicans,” Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, said.

    “It would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama believes he’s doing.”

    Others are wary at the thought of being seen as the person who brought down the first African American president and fear a backlash from black voters who overwhelmingly still support Obama.

    The clear favorite of Democrats is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Obama’s poll numbers continue to plunge. A new Bloomberg poll showed just 29 percent said they would definitely vote for him next year, with 43 percent saying they would definitely vote for someone else.

    And the party’s devastating election defeat in a strong Democratic New York special election on Tuesday only reinforced the feeling that his chances of serving a second term in the White House are receding fast.

    Just two weeks ago pollster Pat Caddell predicted that if the Democrats lost the seat previously held by scandal-scarred Anthony Weiner, it would provide “the kind of earthquake that would start shaking up people.

    “If the president keeps going down, the job situation gets worse, if we have more problems this fall, at some point you are going to have people who say it’s worth showing the flag, it is worth making the case,” Caddell said.

    But Democrats faithful to Obama point to history to show that a serious challenger could weaken the president’s chances in 2012 even further. The re-election attempts of Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were all undone by primary challenges, while Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush all won second terms after avoiding any serious internal party fight.


  40. http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2011-09-19/republican-poll-gop-perry-romney/50467944/1

    The survey, taken Thursday through Sunday, charts a GOP field that seems headed toward a showdown between Perry, with 31% backing, and Romney, at 24%.

    Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who seized GOP interest when she entered the race, has seen her support plummet to 5%. That puts her in a tie with former House speaker Newt Gingrich and businessman Herman Cain.

    Veteran Republican strategist Ed Rollins, who recently resigned as Bachmann’s campaign manager, says the results could signal “a drawn-out process” and extended primary fight between Perry and Romney, both of whom are likely to have ample money and other campaign resources.

    But for Bachmann, he says, “The only way she can get back in this race is to somehow win Iowa,” which holds the opening caucuses early next year.

    Support for the two leading contenders is distinctly different:

    • Perry is stronger among Republicans and independents who lean Republican, the voters who settle nominations. In a head-to-head race, 49% say they would vote for Perry, 39% for Romney.

  41. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63727.html

    Perry, at 23 percent, and Romney, at 16 percent, are the only two candidates with more than 10 percent support in the national poll, which was conducted from Sept. 10-15, after President Barack Obama announced his jobs proposal. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tied with 7 percent support.

  42. http://articles.ocregister.com/2011-09-16/news/30173525_1_mitt-romney-gop-primary-race-debates

    After facing off against seven other GOP presidential hopefuls in another round of debates last week, Mitt Romney has done little more than establish his candidacy as pusillanimous. He sticks to safe, typical campaign rhetoric and falls short of anything even nearing the realm of bold. A recent editorial by the Wall Street Journal describes Romney’s job proposal as “surprisingly timid;” but, that characterization could apply to his entire candidacy.

    In these still-early days of the GOP primary race, Romney is portraying himself as a milquetoast politician at time when the American people are looking for a revolutionary reformer, not a Rockefeller Republican.

    In Massachusetts, as a Republican in a deep-blue state, Romney and his moderate political ideology and overtly pragmatist approach helped him win the governorship in 2002. In a national contest for the GOP’s presidential nomination, where the conservative base counts for much, such an approach seems foolhardy.

    Be that as it may, Romney’s rhetoric, especially concerning Social Security; his record on health care reform in Massachusetts; his ideas on currency manipulation and China; and his willingness to change his positions is giving voters pause. His pragmatist aura might be appealing to those yearning for a “safe pick” for a presidential candidate (or president). But for others seeking transformational approaches to government – Tea Partiers, many Republicans, independents and even some Democrats – it would be hard to argue that Romney is the one.

    Is the Republican electorate interested in making “Mr. Moderate” the party’s nominee for president of the United States? Would the message of pragmatism and practicality attract general election voters? And most importantly, at this juncture in American history, with mounting problems, will moderate approaches to reform be enough to get the job done?

  43. http://blog.chron.com/rickperry/2011/09/americans-more-skeptical-of-obamas-god-talk-than-rick-perrys/


    Facing declining approval ratings, President Barack Obama too is ‘ramping up his God talk,’ a group of political scientists told USA Today’s Faith & Reason blog.

    Americans are more likely to believe Perry than Obama, who people continue to suspect is Muslim, despite his Christian affiliation, they said.

    Obama has recently quoted Bible verses and echoed the refrain of “God Bless America” during 9/11 memorials.

    From the post:

    Voters think Perry is sincere. Whether they agree or they are terrified by his rhetoric, they think he means it. But, says (University of Washington professor David) Domke, when Obama — the first multi-cultural, multi-racial president and the only one to mention unbelievers in his inaugural address — speaks of God, in any setting, his authenticity is suspect.


  44. Hillary will stop at nothing to get rid of bo. Regardless of whether bo resign or whatever, hillary will be the demRat nominee.

    http://blog.chron.com/rickperry/2011/09/if-rick-perry-earns-the-gop-nom-is-there-a-chance-obama-wont-be-his-opponent/

    Sometimes even asking the question can be enough to stir the pot. Joe Scarborough did just that this morning on his MSNBC show, Morning Joe, when he pondered the possibility that Barack Obama may not seek a second term.

    “Nobody on September 19, 1967 ever dreamed in a million years that six months later Lyndon Johnson would announce to the country on March the 30th that he was not running for reelection. Six months is a lifetime…If these numbers keep going down, is there any possibility that this president decides to step down?”

  45. http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/19/ex-campaign-manager-bachmann-doesnt-have-the-resources-or-the-ability-to-go-beyond-iowa/


    Ed Rollins, the famed Republican strategist who until recently served as Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign manager, says the Minnesota congresswoman “doesn’t have the resources or the ability” to go past next year’s Iowa caucus.

    In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Monday, Rollins said that, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are “strong candidates with strong organizations and the ability to raise money,” Bachmann would only get a “another look” if she can pull out a win in the Iowa caucus.

  46. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW THIS EXCELLENT INFORMATION IN THESE FULL PROGRAMS!!

    “This Week’s Guest – Surprise Sithole
    September 12-18, 2011”

    Excerpt:

    “Surprise Sithole has prayed for 8 dead people who came back to life! Those under him prayed for more than 100 dead people who have come back to life! Is it possible that you and I can tap into such miraculous power?

    Want to learn more? Listen to Surprise Sithole’s in-depth 5-day radio interview with Sid here.”

    http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=tv_&page=NewsArticle&id=10455

    http://www.sidroth.org/site/PageServer

    * * * *

    * * * *

    http://www.joycemeyer.org/BroadcastHome.aspx?video=A_Year_of_Hope_–_Annual_Report_2010__-_Pt_1

    * * * *

    Try this link:

    THE 700 CLUB – Monday – Sept. 19, 2011

    http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/archive/club/700club091911_ws

    * * * *

  47. http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/18/george-will-on-the-tea-party-they-are-the-establishment-today/

    “They are the establishment today if there is such a thing,” he declared. “The Republican establishment died at the Cow Palace in San Francisco in 1964 when Goldwater was nominated against their frenzied wishes.”

  48. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW THIS EXCELLENT INFORMATION IN THESE FULL PROGRAMS!!

    “SID ROTH’S – IT’S SUPERNATURAL! AND MESSIANIC VISION”

    This Week’s Guest: Jonathan Cahn
    September 19-25, 2011

    Excerpt:

    “Time is running short for America. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn reveals that the same pattern for God’s judgment on ancient Israel is being played out in America. The future for America should not be a mystery for God’s people anymore! (Part 1)

    This show starts to air September 19, followed by Part 2 on September 26. Want to learn more? Listen to my 5-day radio interview with Jonathan or read his feature story in our September 2011 newletter here:”

    http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=tv_&page=NewsArticle&id=10457

    They talk about the biblical nine harbinger’s of progressive dire judgments of the FOREVER LIVING CREATOR – GOD ALMIGHTY the FOREVER LIVING MOST HOLY TRINITY for Israel & for America!!

    * * * *

    PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW THIS EXCELLENT INFORMATION IN THESE FULL PROGRAMS!!

    “This Week’s Guest – Surprise Sithole
    September 12-18, 2011″

    Excerpt:

    “Surprise Sithole has prayed for 8 dead people who came back to life! Those under him prayed for more than 100 dead people who have come back to life! Is it possible that you and I can tap into such miraculous power?

    Want to learn more? Listen to Surprise Sithole’s in-depth 5-day radio interview with Sid here.”

    http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=tv_&page=NewsArticle&id=10455

    http://www.sidroth.org/site/PageServer

    * * * *

    “TERROR ON ISRAEL’S SOUTHERN BORDER”

    By Sarah Ann Haves

    Excerpt:

    “The recent terrorist attack on Israel’s resort town of Eilat killed eight people and wounded more than two dozen others. The terrorists infiltrated Israel from the Egyptian-ruled Sinai. They successfully carried out their well-planned attack, despite the fact that the IDF (Israel’s Defense Forces) had been warned for some time that the interim Egyptian government was no longer involved in enforcing the law in the Sinai.”

    Read More Here: http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=art_&page=NewsArticle&id=10404&AddInterest=1022

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  49. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/elections/

    Perry 31, Romney 24, Palin , Paul 13, Bachmann 5, Gingrich 5, Cain 5, Santorum 2, Huntsman 1

  50. Barack Obama (II) born in Kenya? His family in the U.S. and in Kenya, government officials in Kenya, and African newspaper say he was.

    A Catalog of Evidence – Concerned Americans Have Good Reason to Doubt that Putative President Obama Was Born in Hawaii: by: Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2010/05/catalog-of-evidence-concerned-americans.html

    African Newspapers, Kenyan Gov Officials, & Obama Family Accounts Reporting Obama is Kenyan Born
    http://www.scribd.com/collections/3248475

    CDR Kerchner (Ret)

  51. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/rick-perry-takes-upper-manhattan/


    Just as President Obama was landing at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, preparing to take a chopper to lower Manhattan before driving up the East Side to the United Nations, Gov. Rick Perry was wrapping up his own event at the opposite tip of the borough.

  52. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW THIS EXCELLENT INFORMATION IN THIS PROGRAM!!

    “SID ROTH’S – IT’S SUPERNATURAL! AND MESSIANIC VISION”

    This Week’s Guest: Jonathan Cahn
    September 19-25, 2011

    Excerpt:

    “Time is running short for America. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn reveals that the same pattern for God’s judgment on ancient Israel is being played out in America. The future for America should not be a mystery for God’s people anymore! (Part 1)

    This show starts to air September 19, followed by Part 2 on September 26. Want to learn more? Listen to my 5-day radio interview with Jonathan or read his feature story in our September 2011 newletter here:”

    http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=tv_&page=NewsArticle&id=10457

    * They talk about the biblical nine harbinger’s of progressive dire judgments of the FOREVER LIVING CREATOR – GOD ALMIGHTY the FOREVER LIVING MOST HOLY TRINITY for Israel & that is happening in the USA – American now for turning away from GOD.

    * At the 16:33 mark: The current government of America, warnings of definance against God at ground zero… If a nation turns away from the Forever Living Creator Almighty God, Almighty God will turn away from that nation and will stop giving His Blessings to that nation (America), and the judgment of the Forever Living Creator – Almighty God will follow… (we are at this place in the USA today), George Washington prayed for God’s Mercy in this chapel……

    * At the 19:55 mark: John Edwards’ ignorant words of judgment against America by quoting Isaiah 9:10.

    * At the 20:55 mark: Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle gives a speech in Washington DC in Congress with a quotation of defiance against God and the judgment of God that will follow that was spoken by the prophet Isaiah 9:10. Daschle is prophesying that America is going to go the way of definance against God.

    * At the 22:59 mark: “Obama” is also involved in this vow of national defiance against God.

    The Forever Living Words of God that are contained in the Holy Bible – From:

    2 Chronicles 7:14 –

    “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – Almighty God the Lord of Lords and the Kings of Kings of the Universe and Heaven Forever Life the Kingdom of God and the Earth, Lord Jesus Christ Emmanuel, Yeshua, the Savior of Humanity, God the Son, the Messiah in God the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, 7 Holy Spirit.

  53. Here it is again:

    PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW THIS EXCELLENT INFORMATION IN THIS PROGRAM!!

    “SID ROTH’S – IT’S SUPERNATURAL! AND MESSIANIC VISION”

    This Week’s Guest: Jonathan Cahn
    September 19-25, 2011

    Excerpt:

    “Time is running short for America. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn reveals that the same pattern for God’s judgment on ancient Israel is being played out in America. The future for America should not be a mystery for God’s people anymore! (Part 1)

    This show starts to air September 19, followed by Part 2 on September 26. Want to learn more? Listen to my 5-day radio interview with Jonathan or read his feature story in our September 2011 newletter here:”

    http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=tv_&page=NewsArticle&id=10457

    * They talk about the biblical nine harbinger’s of progressive dire judgments of the FOREVER LIVING CREATOR – GOD ALMIGHTY the FOREVER LIVING MOST HOLY TRINITY for Israel & that is happening in the USA – America now – for turning away from GOD.

    * At the 16:33 mark: The current government of America, warnings of definance against God at ground zero… If a nation turns away from the Forever Living Creator Almighty God, Almighty God will turn away from that nation and will stop giving His Blessings to that nation (America), and the judgment of the Forever Living Creator – Almighty God will follow… (we are at this place in the USA today), George Washington prayed for God’s Mercy in this chapel……

    * At the 19:55 mark: John Edwards’ ignorant words of judgment against America by quoting Isaiah 9:10.

    * At the 20:55 mark: Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle gives a speech in Washington DC in Congress with a quotation of defiance against God and the judgment of God that will follow that was spoken by the prophet Isaiah 9:10. Daschle is prophesying that America is going to go the way of definance against God.

    * At the 22:59 mark: “Obama” is also involved in this vow of national defiance against God.

    The Forever Living Words of God that are contained in the Holy Bible – From:

    2 Chronicles 7:14 –

    “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – Almighty God the Lord of Lords and the Kings of Kings of the Universe and Heaven Forever Life the Kingdom of God and the Earth, Lord Jesus Christ Emmanuel, Yeshua, the Savior of Humanity, God the Son, the Messiah in God the Most Holy Trinity – The Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.”

  54. Obama, meanwhile, will be on a Hawaiian beach, wrestling the cap off a Corona.”

    We shall wait patiently:

  55. Where is the CBC and Human Right Watch ,etc about the torture of blacks in libya? Dems are incredible hypocrites. They only complain when Israel does something.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=345541

  56. Tina | September 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm |

    Nevertheless, what observers report as systematic rape, torture, executions by being shot in the back of the head, lynchings, beheadings and horrific internment is happening to black Libyans

    Read more: Obama-backed rebels killing Libyan blacks http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=345541#ixzz1YSOdlaM8

    ======================================

    More than anyone else, hillary is responsible for the Libyan War, the takeover by her muslim brotherhood cohorts and the murders of innocent Blacks in Libya.

  57. Danny Boy by Johnny Cash.

  58. The buzz is sufficient to motivate WH insiders to be thinking about which life boat they will be assigned as SS Obama founders. There are only so many seats in Chicago with Rahm.

  59. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/experts_war_is_hill_SFzbWoioyNFUQnPgXRcOON

    President Obama yesterday kicked soccer balls and listened to children playing music in Rio de Janeiro as US warplanes attacked Libya in a mission being credited by some to the leadership of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, said the Libya mission looks like “Hillary’s war.”

    “She clearly was pushing it behind the scenes,” he said. “She has taken the lead.”

  60. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/rasmussen-poll-libya-action/2011/08/17/id/407687

    Just 20 percent of Americans now support continued U.S. military action in Libya, a new low — down from 26 percent in June and 24 percent in July, a new Rasmussen Reports poll reveals.

    For the first time, a majority of voters — 52 percent — oppose continued American military action in the North African country, while 28 percent are not sure.

    Only 33 percent of voters now give the Obama administration good or excellent marks for its handling of the Libya crisis, down from 36 percent last month and the lowest positive rating since President Obama announced his decision to intervene in March, while 31 percent give the administration a poor rating, according to the Rasmussen survey of likely voters.

  61. From the USA press release.

    From December 2005 to June 2009, according to the indictment, Davis solicited and received 15 different grants and contracts totaling $1,062,000 from Illinois state agencies including the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Department of Public Health; Department of Human Services;
    http://www.justice.gov/usao/ilc/press/2011/07July/06Davis.html

    Seems someone is getting around to the Rezko/Obama/Blagojevich approved boards and the people that got the money.

  62. Yes. I agree, FS. Hillary pushed for The war in Libya.

    Now we have another scandal, Lightsquared and a new book called Confidence Men showing the sexism and incompetence in the White House, but the press still protects OB.

  63. http://johnharding.com/2011/08/27/cnn-hillarys-libyan-mullah-frees-600-al-qaeda-terrorists-from-prison/


    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) reports that ” Hundreds of Islamist militants were among the prisoners freed from a notorious Tripoli prison this week, according to a former Libyan jihadist.

    “The freed militants had been imprisoned in Tripoli’s Abu Salim prison by Moammar Gadhafi’s regime during the height of the insurgency in Iraq, according to Noman Benotman, once a senior figure in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. Benotman said he believes as many as pro al Qaeda 600 militants may have been among the prison population at Abu Salim.”

    The Libyan rebels are firmly under the control of Shariah lawyer and Muslim Mullah (religious leader) Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Obama and Hillary Clinton’s choice to be the next ruler of Libya.

    “There are no more illusions over how far NATO forces exceeded the UN security resolution that mandated its campaign. For months, NATO officials insisted it was operating within brief – an air campaign, designed to protect civilians under threat of attack. But now it is described as an ‘open secret’ that NATO countries were operating undercover, on the ground.

    “Add to that the reluctance to broker a negotiated exit, the practice of advising, arming and training the rebels, and the spearheading of an escalation in violence and it looks like NATO’s job morphed from protecting civilians to regime change.”

    This is good news for Hillary Clinton. And Hillary wants more—another regime change in Syria.

  64. Tina | September 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm |

    Where is the CBC and Human Right Watch ,etc about the torture of blacks in libya? Dems are incredible hypocrites. They only complain when Israel does something.
    *************************
    Or they’re silent when this is going on or the non-existent woman’s rights issue in Islam.
    Then “it’s a cultural thing”


  65. Tina | September 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm |

    Yes. I agree, FS. Hillary pushed for The war in Libya.

    ——————————————————————-
    Latest revolt by hillary’s musBro cohorts is in Yemen. So hillary’s musBros will soon control all shipping into and out of the Suez Canal.

    Meanwhile hillary’s musBros are attacking Israel from the Sinai.

  66. Can you walk up to Air Force One? No you can not and that is your first clue in the umbrella boy.

    Can you show up for umbrella duty wearing bib overalls and a straw hat? No you can not, so that means this person was dressed for this photo, exactly as he had been ordered.

    This garcon, or boy with shaved locks, bright little white sleeves and vest, was meant to send the image that Barack Obama is an imperial prime minister and from his food tasters to his gay umbrella boy following back door, this was all staged……….and baby sister this was not coming from Karl Rove.
    (Excerpt)
    more:
    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2011/09/imperial-pm.html

  67. http://www.thestatecolumn.com/articles/rick-perry-obamas-deficit-reduction-plan-is-a-bait-and-switch/

    Rick Perry: Obama’s Deficit-Reduction Plan ‘Is a Bait and Switch’

    “President Obama’s plan is a bait and switch that offers more than a trillion dollars in higher taxes for a promise of temporary tax relief,” Perry argued.

    Obama’s deficit-reduction plan also calls for the elimination of some deductions for those in the higher tax rate. “The president penalizes investment when it is needed most” and “discourages charitable giving,” Perry professed.

    “Worst of all, the Obama plan fails to provide the certainty employers need to create jobs and the spending and deficit reduction our economy needs,” Perry argued.


  68. http://www.businessinsider.com/rick-perry-new-york-latinos-jewish-votes-fundraising-2011-9

    After devoting his first New York campaign trip to Donald Trump and Fashion Week fetes, 2012 presidential hopeful Rick Perry is getting down to business this time around.

    Perry is back in Manhattan this week, courting voters in the city’s large Hispanic and Jewish communities — two typically Democratic voting blocs that the GOP hopes to woo away in 2012.

    The Texas Governor is hosting a rally with Israeli politicians and Jewish-American activists at the W Hotel tomorrow morning. The event is centered around President Obama’s visit to the United Nations and the Palestinian application for statehood, expected to be submitted to the General Assembly this week.

    The Jerusalem Post reports that members of Israel’s Likud Party will be at the press conference, and plan to ask Perry to support an initiative to annex the West Bank in response to the Palestinian bid for statehood.

    Seeing an opening to win over Jewish conservatives after last week’s special election in New York, Perry has spent the past few days highlighting his opposition to Obama’s Israel’s policies at an open media event tomorrow morning.

    In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Friday, he called on the administration to exercise its veto to reject the Palestinian bid.

    “Errors by the Obama administration have encouraged the Palestinians to take backward steps away from peace. It was a mistake to call for an Israeli construction freeze, including in Jerusalem, as an unprecedented precondition for talks,” Perry wrote. “Palestinian leaders have perceived this as a weakening of relations between Israel and the U.S, and they are trying to exploit it. In taking this destabilizing action in the U.N., the Palestinians are signaling that they have no interest in a two-state solution.”

    While in New York, Perry hammer home this message to the city’s wealthy Jewish Republicans at three fundraisers hosted and attended by several major activists in the Orthodox Jewish community.

  69. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald: Untouchable Crime Fighter? Or, Politically-Driven Leaker?

    http://illinoispaytoplay.com/

  70. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Inquiring into Obama’s Birth Certificate – 9/19/2011

  71. I don’t know if sheriff joe has authority to look into the ssn, but if he doesn’t, sure hope we can find someone like him that does have authority to look into it.

  72. Perry is standing with Israel today. I’m proud of him for doing so. Obama has worked things so that the Palestinians are going to the UN again, and putting Israel in danger if violence happens, as a result.

  73. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/20/perry-pumps-up-pressure-on-obama-over-israel/

    “We are indignant that certain Middle Eastern leaders have discarded the principle of direct negotiations between the sovereign nation of Israel and the Palestinian leadership. And we are equally indignant that the Obama administration’s Middle East policy of appeasement has encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith.”

    President Obama is trying to simultaneously shore up his sliding stature with Jewish-Americans and retain his status as one of the leading proponents of the ongoing uprisings in the Middle East, even as the movement proves perilous for Israel.

    That’s a tight corner to turn.

    Obama, in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, is trying to avoid having to veto a bid by the Palestinian Authority for full statehood through the use of procedural maneuvering and shuttle diplomacy between the hostile leaders of the Arab proto-state and Israel.

    The president will also demonstrate his support for the uprisings, once optimistically known as the Arab Spring, when he celebrates the still-unresolved Libyan Civil war in remarks today. Obama’s decision to intervene militarily in Libya on behalf of tribal and Islamist rebels, as well as heavy diplomatic pressure on old U.S. friends subsequently toppled by revolts, has strongly established his status as the movement’s most valuable friend.

    The ongoing revolts in the Muslim world have proved very perilous for Israel. The loss of peace partners in Egypt and the ascendancy of Iran over Saudi Arabia have left the Jewish state in a precarious position. The remaining Muslim peace partner, Turkey, continues to move away from its secular past and into a new, more anti-Israeli posture. Even Jordan, a pro-Western monarchy, has been making some unhappy noises about Tel Aviv, perhaps in a bid to keep the quietus on domestic unrest.

    Meanwhile, the flash-mob technology that has been used to topple regimes around the region has been turned against Israel with mass border incursions and protests.

    Obama’s encouragement of the revolutionary movement has caused deep anxiety among Israelis and their friends in the U.S. When Obama called in May for Israel to withdraw to its borders prior to its victory in the Six-Day War of 1967, many skeptics felt their suspicions had been validated.

    Anti-Obama sentiment among Jewish voters, combined with pre-existing political problems for the president among blue-collar voters, led to an embarrassing defeat for Democrats in New York’s 9th Congressional District last week. That set off alarms for Democratic strategists looking at 2012 races in Florida, Pennsylvania and other swing states with large Jewish populations.

    It also reinforced the problem that Obama faces in his re-election strategy.

    Republican presidential frontrunner Rick Perry will take a simpler approach today as he blasts Obama in a New York speech using the “a” word: “Appeasement.” That’s a bold claim in the politics of foreign policy, but in step with what conservative Jews are saying.

  74. Tina | September 20, 2011 at 10:15 am |
    Perry is standing with Israel today. I’m proud of him for doing so. Obama has worked things so that the Palestinians are going to the UN again, and putting Israel in danger if violence happens, as a result.

    ———————————————————–
    boHillary’s muslim brotherhood have already spread to Israel.

    http://www.israeltoday.co.il/News/tabid/178/nid/22952/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    Some Israeli officials expect the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN scheduled for this week to cause an eruption of violence in Judea and Samaria. The first tremors of that feared earthquake were seen on Monday.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2011-09-19/united-nations-israel-palestinian/50466856/1?csp=34news

    JERUSALEM (AP) – Israelis are greeting the Palestinian bid for U.N. membership with a mix of fatalism and wariness, resigned to the fact that they face a serious diplomatic setback at the world body — but also increasingly angry and nervous about the country’s deepening isolation.

    The looming showdown at the United Nations, in which a broad majority of the world is expected to vote symbolically in favor of Palestinian independence, is deepening already strong divisions and tapping into a sense that 63 years after gaining independence, Israel is still searching for its place in the world.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-grenell/obama-palestine-un-vote_b_969719.html

    You can’t blame the Palestinians for trying. Over the last few years, the Obama Administration has encouraged the Palestinians to make bold moves. While shifting U.S. policy away from Israel, President Obama clearly and definitively told the Palestinians to plan for statehood. Within five months of taking office, Obama spoke in Cairo to a massive Muslim audience in what the White House billed as the President’s first major address on Israeli-Palestinian relations. Arab leaders were hopeful and sat waiting to see if the new President of the United States with a Muslim father would change the status quo. And Obama didn’t disappoint. In his speech, Obama made clear: “I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.” The President went on to celebrate the Muslim faith like no other U.S. leader had. Arab leaders believed Obama was on their side.

  75. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=238144

    It was a mistake President Obama to distance himself from Israel and seek engagement with the hostile regimes in Syria and Iran.

    And now, the Palestinian leadership is intent on trashing the possibility of a negotiated settlement of the conflict with Israel in favor of unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state by the United Nations.

    The Palestinian plan to win that one-sided endorsement from the UN this month in New York threatens Israel and insults the United States.

    Unfortunate errors by the Obama administration have encouraged the Palestinians to take steps backward away from peace. It was a mistake to inject an Israeli construction freeze, including in Jerusalem, as an unprecedented precondition for talks. Indeed, the Palestinian leadership had been negotiating with Israel for years, notwithstanding settlement activity.

    When the Obama administration demanded a settlement freeze, it led to a freeze in Palestinian negotiations.

    It was a mistake to agree to the Palestinians’ demand for indirect negotiations conducted through the United States. And it was an even greater mistake for President Obama to distance himself from Israel and seek engagement with the hostile regimes in Syria and Iran.

    Palestinian leaders have perceived this as a weakening of relations between Israel and the United States, and are trying to exploit it. In refusing to deal with the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and taking this destabilizing action in the UN, the Palestinians are signaling that they have no interest in a two-state solution. The Palestinian leadership’s insistence on the so-called “right of return” of descendants of Palestinian refugees to Israel’s sovereign territory, thereby making Jews an ethnic minority in their own state, is a disturbing sign that the ultimate Palestinian “solution” remains the destruction of the Jewish state.

    Since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993, the US has provided more than $4 billion in aid to the Palestinian Authority. This year alone the Obama administration is seeking to secure $550 million in funding for Palestinians.

    We should encourage Palestinians who are more interested in building a prosperous future than in fueling the grievances of the past. Our aid is, and must remain, predicated on the commitment of the Palestinian leadership to engage honestly and directly with the Israelis in negotiating a peace settlement.

    Their threatened unilateral action in the United Nations, combined with their declared intention to establish a unity government with the terrorist group Hamas, signals a failure to abide by this commitment.

    The United States must not condone and legitimize through our assistance a regime whose actions are in direct opposition to a peace agreement with our ally Israel, and in direct opposition to our own vital interests.

    The author is the governor of Texas.

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