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‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Clinton, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen

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New York Magazine’s Cosby feature

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Obama’s Blues: ‘The Thrill is Gone Baby, The Thrill Has Gone Away From Me’

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B.B. King  – Crossroads Festival 2010


[VIDEO] The Buck Stops Where?


Feds Screw Lone Star Taxpayers: Texas Already Spent $500 Million on Border Crisis

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(Associated Press) Photo by: Gabe Hernandez

“Ignoring the core problem will only cause more hardship”

For the Washington TimesJennifer Harper reports: Critics say Texas Gov. Rick Perry is trying to politicize the border crisis only to bolster a potential White House run in 2016. Yes, there could be some of that going on, but Mr. Perry also has a succinct reason for speaking out, loudly and often, about the surge of young illegal immigrants: The Lone Star State has already spent a half-billion dollars on the situation. Read the rest of this entry »


Cartoon of the Day: Limited Time Only!


2008: Obama Rips Bush for Katrina Flyover. 2014: Obama Duplicates Flyover

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“We can talk about what happened for two days in 2005 and we should. We can talk about levees that couldn’t hold, a FEMA that seemed not just incompetent but paralyzed and powerless, about a president who only saw the people from the window of an airplane instead of down here on the ground. Trying to provide comfort and aid.”

2014

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[Also see – 22 times Obama was definitely interested in a photo-op]

[More – 35 Times Obama Was Interested in a Photo Op]

Breitbart.com – h/t youngconsGateway Pundit


‘Not One for Photo-Ops’ Says President Who’s Political Career Consists of Speeches, Blaming Opponents, Fundraisers, Campaign Photo-Ops

“This isn’t theater. This is a problem. I’m not interested in photo-ops. I’m interested in solving a problem.”

President Obama pushed back against repeated calls, including from members of his own party, for him to visit the southwestern border during his fundraising trip to Texas.

Geraghty: Obama Can’t Even Give Good Photo-Ops

In his remarks, the president also warned parents in Central America to stop illegally sending their children to the United States.

“While we intend to do right by these children, their parents need to know this is an incredibly dangerous situation…(read more) 

National Review Online


Photo of the Day: President Obama Views Border Crisis From Window of Air Force One, Attends Fundraiser in Texas

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Obama calls on Dallas friends for Democratic fundraiser

Tickets for the dinner ranged from $10,000 to the maximum allowed, $32,400

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…Aberly, the hostess, has been a top bundler for Obama, raising more than $1 million for his two White House runs. She also has given roughly $500,000 over the last decade to assorted Democratic causes, plus $100,000 last fall to Planned Parenthood.

Obama spoke in a grand two-story dining room at the Aberly-Lebowitz home, a 12,000-square-foot, northwest Dallas mansion that’s appraised on the tax rolls for $10.1 million. Read the rest of this entry »


The Hammer: Obama ‘Opening the Doors of America’ to This Influx on the Border

Krauthammer on Homeland Security intentionally misapplying a sex-trafficking law to justify retaining children who have illegally come to the country.

“Obama is clearly been making the statement . . . that he is opening the doors of America to this influx — it will double, it will triple.”

Krauthammer continued…

“He obviously was never serious. I don’t think he is lost on this — I think he knows what to do, he wants to win the political argument with Hispanics and other pro-immigration groups, and he’s doing it for political reasons very very cynically.”

 


Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1%

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Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Thanks to their cozy relationship with the Obama administration, a new class of super-wealthy oligarchs keeps getting more powerful while the country’s middle class shrinks.

For The Daily BeastJoel Kotkin writes: When our current President was elected, many progressives saw the dawning of a new epoch, a more egalitarian and more just Age of Obama. Instead we have witnessed the emergence of the Age of Oligarchy. The outlines of this new epoch are clear in numerous ways. There is the diminished role for small business, greater concentration of financial assets, and a troubling decline in home ownership
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[Also see A Glimpse into the Political Future – city-journal.org]
On a cultural level, there is a general malaise about the prospect for upward mobility for future generations.Not everyone is suffering in this new age. For the entitled few, these have been the best of times. With ever more concentration of key industries, ever greater advantage of capital over labor, and soaring real estate values in swanky places such as Manhattan or San Francisco which , as one journalists put it, constitute “vast gated communities where the one percent reproduces itself.” The top hundred firms on the Fortune 500 list has revenues, in adjusted dollars, eight times those during the supposed big-business heyday of the 1960s.
This shift towards oligarchy well precedes President Obama’s tenure. It was born from a confluence of forces: globalization, the financialization of the economy, and the shift towards digital technology. Obama is not entirely to blame, it is more than a bit ironic that these measurements have worsened under an Administration that has proclaimed income inequality abhorrent.
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[Check out Joel Kotkin‘s book The New Class Conflict at Amazon.com]

Despite this administration’s occasional rhetorical flourishes against oligarchy, we have seen a rapid concentration of wealth and depressed conditions for the middle class under Obama. The stimulus, with its emphasis on public sector jobs, did little for Main Street. And under the banner of environmentalism, green cronyism has helped fatten the bank accounts of investment bankers and tech moguls at great public expense.

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REWIND: Obama’s 2008 Campaign Promise ‘not going to do an end run around Congress’

…today, Obama is looking for every opportunity to bypass Congress and enforce his agenda regardless of Constitutional authority.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness –  poorrichardsnews


Jonathan Turley: Obama Will ‘Start to Lose Democrats’ with Power Grab

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View the clip on Brietbart TV

George Washington law professor Jonathan Turley, who self-identifies as a liberal and has supported President Barack Obama on numerous issues, argued that that the president’s attempts to expand the power of the executive branch will “cause serious problems,” and will “start to lose Democrats.” …(read more) Breitbart.com


Michelle Obama: ‘Theres No Crack in Our Pies’

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Obama Jokes White House Pastry Chef Puts Crack in His Pies

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Obama Jokes White House Pastry Chef Puts Crack In His Pies

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There Is No Crack in White House Pies

 


[VIDEO] Stephanopoulos to Obama: Isn’t Your Foreign Policy Failing by Your Own Standards?

Noting that polls consistently show the majority of Americans don’t support Obama’s foreign policy, Stephanopoulos asked the president, “Are you failing by your own standard?” (read more) The Corner – NRO


IRS: A Criminal Conspiracy

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A Series of Unfortunate Events?

For National Review OnlineKevin D. Williamson writes: You may recall that when the IRS political-persecution scandal first started to become public, the agency’s story was that the trouble was the result of the misguided, overly enthusiastic actions of a few obscure yokels in Cincinnati. That turned out to be a lie, as we all know. But the IRS made a similar case successfully in the matter of its criminal disclosure of the confidential tax records of the National Organization for Marriage, whose donor lists were leaked to left-wing activists in order to use them against the Romney campaign. The IRS admitted that an employee leaked the information, but said it was an accident, that it involved only a single employee making a single error, etc., and the court agreed that NOM could not show that the leak was the result of malice or gross negligence. Read the rest of this entry »


CNN Poll: Obama Approval in Decline Again, Doesn’t Top 50 in Any Gender, Age, or Income


[VIDEO] The Hammer: VA Secretary Shinseki Resignation was ‘Elaborate Theater’

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“Elaborate theater, and all the scripts were written in advance.”

Charles Krauthammer discusses former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation on Special Report Friday evening.

“How can the president say that the VA’s problems had not reached the White House, when the president himself says he’s been working on this for six years?”

 National Review Online


[VIDEO] ABC’s Jon Karl: ‘Very simple yes or no question, does the president have confidence in Shinseki?’

Spoiler Alert: White House Repeatedly Refuses To Say If Obama Has Confidence In Shinseki

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White House to Investigate Inadvertent Naming of CIA Officer

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The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia (Reuters/Larry Downing)

For The Washington Post, writes: The Obama administration said Tuesday it will seek to determine how the identity of the CIA’s top spy in Afghanistan was exposed in an embarrassing slip by the White House press office during President Obama’s surprise visit to the country on Sunday.White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has instructed the president’s chief counsel, W. Neil Eggleston, to examine how the CIA officer’s name ended up on a list of U.S. officials who met with Obama in Afghanistan, a document that was then distributed to thousands of journalists and other recipients.

Eggleston has been asked “to look into what happened and report back to [McDonough] with recommendations on how the administration can improve processes and make sure something like this does not happen again,” said Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] The Hammer: Politically-Timed Afghanistan Withdrawal ‘Personal Narcissism’

Krauthammer found it contemptible that Obama would orient military plans around the timing of his departure from office, merely to make himself look better…(read more) 

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National Review Online – YouTube


[VIDEO] House Democrat David Scott Shreds Shinseki, Obama over VA Disaster in Floor Speech

Via the Free Beacon, watch to the very end for the crucial counterpoint to Obama’s nonsense this morning. Namely, the VA’s problems are very well documented.

David Scott’s not the only Democrat in revolt either. Rep. John Barrow also called for Shinseki to go today…(read more) Hot Air


Federal Government Approves $20 Billion Presidential Helicopter Replacements

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Marine One-to-be: An artist’s rendering shows what Sikorsky’s proposed ‘VXX‘ presidential helicopter might look like

For  Mail Online, David Martosko reports: The Department of Defense awarded a contract on Wednesday to a Connecticut company that will build a fleet of helicopters to replace the Marine One fleet that ferries U.S. presidents short distances.

The contract, given to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, will cost an initial $1,244,677,064 ‘for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Presidential Helicopter Replacement program.’ For that price the U.S. Navy will get six test aircraft and all the necessary research & development.

The Pentagon made a similar attempt to replace the aging fleet of Sikorsky choppers, spending $3.2 billion on a landing pad to nowhere.

Adding in the likely $17 billion price tag for the new project – a numberestimated by the Congressional Budget Office – the $20 billion total makes the fleet the most expensive helicopters ever built.

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Seeing double? If the current fleet of presidential choppers looks a lot like the new one, it’s because the same company will build them, and it was the only firm to bid on the project

The CBO reports that the projected cost also ‘does not include costs to keep the 19 existing presidential helicopters in operation until they are replaced by new helicopters.’ Read the rest of this entry »


The World to Obama: “The Feeling is Mutual”

Obama Biographer: “The world seems to disappoint him”

 


Thank you Vox for explaining …


[VIDEO] President Obama Welcomes Our New Japanese Robot Overlords

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For Breitbart News,  reports: During his visit to Tokyo, President Obama had a chance to meet ASIMO, a Japanese humanoid robot.

ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, exchanged bows with the president before demonstrating that it could kick a soccer ball.

“How about that, that was pretty impressive,” Obama marveled after the demonstration.

Later, during a meeting with students Obama mentioned his meeting with ASIMO.

“We saw some truly amazing robots — although I have to say the robots were a little scary. They were too lifelike. They were amazing.”

TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. “Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you.”

President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted.

His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm trooper.

“It’s nice to meet you, too,” Obama said, pausing to watch the robot, named ASIMO, perform during a tour of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Read the rest of this entry »


Obama: Democrats Should ‘Forcefully Defend’ Obamacare (and Watch in Helpless Horror as Voters “Forcefully Reject” it)

Except during the 2008 Presidential campaign, when Obama projected a seductive, false image of a pragmatic, hopeful, rational candidate, promising to unite a divided nation, Obama has governed on one principle: destroy the Republican party. Anyone who disagrees can go screw themselves. Even if it means sacrificing fellow Democrats along the way, fully at ease Abusing executive power in order to achieve a partisan political agenda, and masquerading as an egalitarian, while governing as an elitist. So it’s no surprise that as President, he makes no effort to hide his deep, unwavering contempt for his opposition. And contempt for half of the population of the country he was elected to lead.

“Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people . . . we’re helping, because of something we did.”

He also said that Republicans are going through “stages of grief” over Obamacare.

 “Anger, denial, and all that stuff — we’re not at acceptance yet.”

After five years, the president’s health care agenda is as unwelcome and unpopular that it was the day it was signed. No matter how many speeches, no matter how many Democrat seats must be sacrificed. Clearly, the president is suffering from anger, denial, and all that stuff.

source: The Corner 

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[VIDEO] Former President Bill Clinton: I Hope We Unite to Fight Aliens

 


[VIDEO] Uh Oh, Ted Cruz Does it… Dazzling New Campaign Ad ‘Yes We Can’

“We can either choose to keep our head down, and not rock the boat, to not stand for anything, or we can stand for principle.” 

Sen. Ted Cruz has released a dynamic new video featuring highlights of the senator’s biggest moments…

“Yes, we can.”

…echoing President Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan….

WashingtonExaminer.com


Obama vs. Pope: ‘Of Course it was a Conflict Between Two Political Objectives…’

After Pope Francis met with President Obama, each leader had a different take on their conversation…

“On the one hand you’ve got the Bishop of Rome, the Holy See, of whom a billion co-religionists believe in his infallibility…”

According to The Hammer, it’s easy to choose who to believe.

“…On the other hand you’ve got a man who said, ‘If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.’ So who are you going to choose?”

Read more….

NRO, The Corner


Priceless: Former Obama Groupie Burns Her 2008 Campaign T-Shirt; Sticks It To The Man

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Former Obama-Zombie Kicks POTUS to the Curb like a Bad Boyfriend

 reports: Saying she was once among President Obama‘s “most hysterical supporters,” Carey Wedlerwants the world to know she has come to see the president in a different light these past five years.

Wedler, who now calls Obama “the criminal-in-chief,” posted a video Thursday on her Youtube channel titled, “Why I’m burning my last bridge with Obama.” In the video, she is seen burning an Obama t-shirt she wore on the night he was first elected in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »


Internal White House Notations

More links from Geraghty‘s Morning mail:

Here’s the good news. You know that term that pops into your head when you hear a president offering an all-too-perfect anecdote of an all-too-perfect ordinary American writing in to him, offering a comment that just happens to perfectly illuminate the point he wants to make? Like when Bill Clinton gave his 1994 State of the Union Address? Well, someone within the White House — perhaps Bill himself! — had the same thought, too:

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This is from the latest Clinton Presidential Library document dump, which I discussed with Fox News Friday afternoon

[VIDEO] Geraghty: Clinton Docs a Reminder that Hillary Wont Be Able to Run as D.C. Outsider 

Geraghty: YouTube


The “President” of the United States of America

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Inspired by Jonah Goldberg‘s article The Quote-Unquote Presidency, here’s the revised, postmodern edition of the official job description of the chief executive:

The “President” of the United States of America is the “head of state” and “head of government” of the United States. The “president” leads the “executive” branch of the federal government and is the “commander-in-chief” of the United States Armed Forces.

Article II of the U.S. Constitution vests the “executive” power of the United States in the “president” and charges him with the “execution” of “federal law”, alongside the “responsibility” of appointing federal “executive”, diplomatic, regulatory, and judicial officers, and concluding treaties with foreign powers, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The “president” is further empowered to grant federal pardons and reprieves, and to convene and adjourn either or both houses of Congress under extraordinary circumstances. Since the founding of the United States, the power of the “president” and the federal government have grown substantially and each modern “president”, despite possessing no formal legislative powers beyond signing or vetoing congressionally passed bills, is largely “responsible” for dictating the legislative agenda of his party and the foreign and domestic “policy” of the United States. The “president” is frequently described as the “most powerful person in the world”.

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Days Until the Presidential Election – National Review Online – The Quote-Unquote Presidency


Tick Tock, Mr. President, Tick Tock…

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 “I Dont Have Time to Waste. The Clock Is Ticking…”

The Weekly Standard‘s Daniel Halper reports: President Obama knows that his time is almost up. It’s a point he’s making to liberal Democratic donors to get them to donate generously in this year’s mid-term election.

“We have our blind spots and we have our dogmas and we’ve got our crazy folks…”

clock-roomAt a Democratic fundraiser last night in New York City, President Obama said, “I hope you will all step up because, although I’m very optimistic about our long-term trends, the notion that we would waste two years in further inaction rather than move boldly on a path that I think all of us in this room agree on — we don’t have time to waste.”

[Best headline Award goes to canadafreepress.com“Barack: So Much Left to Destroy, So Little Time”]

The president continued, “I don’t have time to waste.  The clock is ticking…

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[VIDEO] President Obama Makes Appeal to Tuned-Out Young People With Controversial Appearance on Wierdo Comedy Show

Oh, wait. That’s not President Obama. It’s that other president who stonewalled Congress, lied to the press, deceived the American public, kept enemies lists, spied on reporters, used the IRS to harass political opponents, rigged his second-term election victory, and spent his last days in office engulfed in corruption, scandal, and disgrace.

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[CARTOON] Beeler on Russia – U.S. “Reset”

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Superb editorial cartoon from Nate Beeler.

Though, it could be interpreted by some as an example of the kind of mean, unpatriotic criticism that Republicans indulge in that risks “undermining” President Obama. So if you laugh, please, do so quietly, and respectfully.

The Greenroom


FLASHBACK: ‘Obama Can Handle 3 a.m. Crisis Call’, Clinton Says

June 07, 2009 – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday took back what was arguably her toughest criticism of her former presidential primary foe, saying President Obama is entirely capable of handling the so-called “3 a.m. call.”

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“The president in his public actions and demeanor, and certainly in private with me and with the national security team, has been strong, thoughtful, decisive…I think he is doing a terrific job. And it’s an honor to serve with him.”

The hypothetical phone call was the centerpiece of one of Clinton’s most powerful primary campaign ads. The ad, which raised the question of whether her one-time opponent could handle an international crisis in the middle of the night, complemented her criticism on the trail that Obama was naive and untested.

Now that Clinton serves in Obama’s Cabinet, Clinton said Obama “absolutely” has answered that question — in the affirmative.

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[VIDEO] On Senate Floor Harry Reid Claims All Obamacare Stories (That Aren’t Favorable to the Administration) Are Made-Up ‘Horror Stories’

Senate Leadership Speaks To Press About Stimulus Package

In a Desperate Hail-Mary Pass, Praying The Democrats Don’t Lose Senate Majority, Harry Reid Insults Millions of Suffering People by Calling Them Liars 

Americans Overwhelmingly Reject Obamacare, Democrats Mobilize, Harry Reid Unveils Senate Campaign’s Doomed Strategy

Commentary by Doug Powers:

It isn’t “absolutely false.” That particular woman got an insurance cancellation letter because of the implementation of Obamacare — and apparently that’s the Koch brothers’ fault.

But are we going to believe Harry Reid, or our lying eyes, ears and millions of cancellation notices?

We now have an early nominee for the 2014 Lie of the Year.

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Garry Kasparov: I’ve said it before, but if …

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[VIDEO] Obama’s ‘Assault on the Dictionary’

President Obama has “never been interested in lowering the deficit,” Charles Krauthammer said on Special Report. “It contradicts the reason he ran for president: It’s to change a lot of things in society, to give people stuff like health care.”

“On this idea of austerity…we’ve talked about Obama’s assaulting the Constitution…”

“…this is an assault on the dictionary.”

Stay tuned for the President’s upcoming assault on The American Heritage Roget’s Thesaurus, The Bible (King James Version), the The World Encyclopedia of Comics (Volume 1)and the The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Obama ran a $4 trillion deficit in three years, Krauthammer explained…

“the deficit that he now touts as the triumph of austerity is the highest, higher than any deficit in the history of the country preceding him.”

[Check out Charles’ Bestselling book Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics” at Amazon]

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