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January 15, 2013 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Benghazi, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Second Term Curse | 1 comment
Richard Nixon was dogged by the Watergate break in and coverup in his second term, ultimately leading to his resignation from office!
Ronald Reagan had to deal with the Iran-Contra scandal in his second term.
And, of course, how can we forget the young intern in the “beret” who caught the wandering eye of Pres. William Jefferson Clinton. Monica Lewinsky was Clinton’s second term curse, no doubt!!
So, as Barack Hussein Obama II takes the Oath of Office on Sunday, January 20th, 2013, what brewing problems could ultimately turn into his “Second Term Curse”.
The possibilities are many:
BENGHAZI AND ITS AFTERMATH
POOR CABINET CHOICES
THE DEBT CEILING FISCAL CLIFF DEBACLE
THE UNCOVERING OF WIDESPREAD ELECTION TAMPERING
So what scandals do you see for the Obamessiah in his 2nd Term?
September 2, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Campaign 2012, David Axelrod, DNC Convention, Economy, Hillary Clinton | 1 comment
Not since the feud between Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter tore the Democratic Party apart more than 30 years ago have two panjandrums of the party loathed each other quite as much as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
And yet this week, television viewers will be treated to a remarkable spectacle at the Democratic National Convention: Clinton will stand before a cheering throng of delegates on Thursday night and deliver a primetime speech nominating Obama, a man he once dismissed as incompetent, as president of the United States.
The president, First Lady Michelle Obama and their senior political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, all argued strenuously against offering Clinton a plum assignment at the convention. They wanted to relegate him to a minor, non-prime-time speaking role. However, Clinton, who is viewed as an iconic figure by the party faithful, refused to accept anything less than the all-important nominating speech and threatened to boycott the convention unless his demands were met.
The decisive vote in the matter, according to my sources, was cast by David Axelrod, Obama’s chief political strategist, who argued that the Obamas needed Clinton far more than Clinton needed them
The Obama campaign has insisted on seeing the speech before Clinton delivers it, and Clinton has just as insistently refused to show it to them. As a result, no one — not even the president — knows what Clinton intends to say. This has led some Democratic insiders to speculate that Clinton will make not-so-flattering remarks about the last four years of Democratic rule in the White House.
“If I were the president,” one of these insiders told me, “I’d wake up at night in a cold sweat wondering what surprises Clinton is going to come up with.”
New Obama Book Outlines Rift Between Democratic “Dynasties” and Obama: At Odds with the Kennedys and Clintons?
May 15, 2012 in Uncategorized, Politics, Family values, Campaign 2008, Economy, Terrorism, socialism, Capitalism, Campaign 2012, Campaign 2010, climate change, Health care reform, Christianity, immigration reform, patriotism | Tags: Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Bill Clinton, "The Amateur", Edward Klein | Leave a comment
- Despite endorsing Obama in 2008, JFK’s daughter Caroline now considers Obama a “liar,” according to a family source in Edward Klein’s new book on Obama called “The Amateur.”
- Caroline’s past support for Obama, which was mirrored by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, caused a riff in the family. In fact, Klein writes of an incident where Bobby Kennedy Jr. got in his uncle Ted‘s face over Ted’s support for the president.
- Some of the Kennedys’ diminishing support for the president is due to the Obamas snubbing several members of the Kennedy family on multiple occasions — one that sent Ethel Kennedy on a furniture-turning rant.
- But despite the tension, both families know the Kennedys have no one else to support, and that “really pisses [Caroline] off.”
Back in 2008, Caroline Kennedy — the only surviving child of former President John F. Kennedy — delivered a rousing endorsement of Barack Obama. “I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them,” she wrote in the New York Times back then. “But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.”
You gotta love the name of Klein’s book….. “The Amateur”. Sometimes it only takes a word or two to sum it all up !!
September 11, 2011 in Christianity, Family values, patriotism, Politics, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: 9/11, 9/11 Memorial, Bill Clinton, flight 93, George W. Bush, Joe Biden, New York City, Shanksville PA | Leave a comment
September 10, 2011 in Family values, patriotism, Politics, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Bill Clinton, flight 93, Flight 93 Memorial, George W. Bush, Gettysburg, Joe Biden, Shanksville PA, terrorists, Todd Beamer | Leave a comment
The 40 heroes who were onboard Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 will be given the honors of a memorial to their final resting place in field in Shanksville, PA.
Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, with Mrs. Bush, and Mrs. Biden, join Vice President Joe Biden to dedicate the Flight 93 Memorial.
The passenger and crew of Flight 93 learned what was going on in New York and at the Pentagon, and quickly realized that their hijacked plane was a part of the terrorist mission on that fateful morning. The stories of the 40 brave souls have played out in various accounts, and will be memorialized forever. The first responders to the site, and the many on the ground who talked with the passengers or their families as the events unfolded in that short period of time, are all a part of the memory and the understanding of the human spirit that those 40 brave heroes exhibited that day.
As the poet said at the dedication, we would not choose to have gone through this event to be able to remember, but we must choose never to forget. Pres. Bush invoked the words of another great President, at another dedication of sacred land in Pennsylvania, as Lincoln said “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.”
God bless the heroes of Flight 93 and their Families who carry on their legacy!!
June 16, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Anthony Weiner, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Debt crisis, Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Libya | Leave a comment
Twelve years after taking his seat in Congress, New York’s loud Progressive voice has told friends that he will step down from his seat.
Since the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, Weiner’s sordid online persona has emerged, and it has called into question his judgment and his character. First denying that he had sent lewd photos via Twitter, then blaming others, then accepting responsibility but refusing to resign, to finally asking for a leave of absence and waiting for his wife, Huma Abedin, to return from Africa (where she was travelling with Hillary Clinton) before making a decision, the saga of Anthony Weiner has overshadowed the more pressing issues, such as the debt crisis and the President’s snubbing of the War Powers Act with regard to Libya.
We are sure there will be further updates, and most likely more sordid details.
June 12, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Anthony Weiner, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, sexting, Weinergate | Leave a comment
Tne New York Daily News is reporting that after nearly two weeks of arrogance about the scandal that has engrossed his career, and dominated the news, Congressman Anthony Weiner is now seriously considering resigning his seat in Congress. Sources say that he is merely awaiting the return of his wife, Huma Abedin, who is travelling abroad with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He also sees the writing in the wall for his Congressional district, as New York seeks to eliminate two districts as a result of the 2010 Census.
The leadership became more vocal this weekend, capped with Nancy Pelosi, Steve Israel, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz yesterday officially suggesting his resignation, and Steny Hoyer leading it on the Sunday talk show circuit.
The bombastic Congressman’s last straw may have been the latest release of photos, which show him taking photos of himself in the Congressional gym. A friend said that Weiner was surprised it had taken so long for those photos to appear.
BigGovernment is reporting that Democratic leadership has met with Weiner’s staff to offer assistance in placing them in other positions on Capitol Hill.
With our country on the verge of a second Great Depression, and our POTUS so in tune with our economy that he feels that two economy briefings a week are sufficient, one figures the President is pleased with anything that distracts from the real problems that he cannot address.
November 1, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek, Marco Rubio, Tea Party Movement | 2 comments
232 media outlets to cover Marco Rubio on Election Night
Perhaps the most sought-after press credential in the country on Nov. 2: Republican Senate frontrunner Marco Rubio’s party at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
As of yesterday, the campaign had received requests from 232 media outlets. That includes 35 television cameras (of which 17 are from Florida), network crews from NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, the BBC, NPR, Univision and Al Arabiya, and 75 members of the foreign press — radio reporters from the Czech Republic, West Africa, China; TV crews from the Congo, Colombia, Japan, France, Spain; and print reporters from Germany, New Zealand, Argentina and the UK.
To say Rubio has come a long way is a massive understatement. Miami lobbyist Ana Navarro recalled his first fundraiser at the Biltmore, early on in the campaign, when turnout collided with expectations and the reception was downsized three times from a ballroom to a small meeting room.
“It was a small little group of renegades,” said Navarro, whose boyfriend Gene Prescott runs the hotel. “Now we are building a four-tier press riser and worrying whether people will fit.”
Note: The count has now topped 300
UPDATE: 11/02/10 6:30PM EST: Polls in Florida close @ 7pm. JAMES predicts that Marco Rubio will be declared Florida’s new Senator between 8:00-8:30pm. Rand Paul should be declared the victor in Kentucky’s Senate race by 8:30pm as well.
September 19, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Care, ObamaCare, repeal Obamacare, Republicans, universal healthcare | 1 comment
Former president Bill Clinton, a champion of healthcare reform, admitted on Sunday that he made the wrong prediction about the popularity of President Obama’s healthcare bill.
Initially, Clinton had predicted that the polls in favor of Democrats would be boosted as soon as the legislation was signed into law. Instead, Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” his prediction was wrong for two reasons.
“First of all, the benefits of the bill are spread out of three or four years. It takes a long time to implement. And secondly, there has been an enormous and highly effective attack on it,” he said.
Several leading Republicans have vowed to repeal the healthcare reform bill next year.
On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Clinton said Republicans deserve “their fair share of credit” for Obama’s stumbles, including a sinking approval rating.
“I think he was shocked at the intensity of the Republican opposition,” Clinton said. “But they learned from my first two years that, if you just say no, even though people hate it, you get rewarded for it because it discourages the Democrats and it inflames your base. So they’re doing just what they did in ’93 and ’94. And so far it appears that they’re being rewarded for it.”
June 8, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Barbara Boxer, Bill Clinton, Carly Fiorina, Harry Reid, Jerry Brown, John Boozman, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, Meg Whitman, Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Super Tuesday | Leave a comment
With primaries in several states today, one of the key races to watch is the run-off primary in Arkansas.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln is in the critical political battle of her career, trying to keep her seat in the US Senate. The polls between her and her Democrat opponent, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter is extremely close. With endorsements from Pres. Barack Obama and Arkansas’ favorite son, former Pres. Bill Clinton, Lincoln should not have encountered a run-off position.
A loss by Blanche Lincoln tonight will serve up a serious blow to the political clout of the President, serving him his 5th straight endorsement loss in this “anti- Washington insider” political environment, and can begin the defining of the outcomes of November’s key races.
Regardless of which candidate wins the Democratic primary, the polls presently show the Republican candidate, Rep. John Boozman, as the frontrunner, with a strong leader, against either Lincoln or Halter.
Other key races:
Republican Nevada Senate primary– will determine who goes against Harry Reid
Republican California Senate primary– will determine who challenges Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Republican California Governor primary– will determine who will challenge the apparent Democrat candidate, Cal. AG Jerry Brown.