One group that appears to be ready for Hillary is the vast array of lobbyist known as “K” street. Lobbyist are pledging their allegiance and making clear they will do whatever they can to help her become the first in command.
In 2008 she raised about $230 million for the primary battle alone. Romney raised $450 million. The GOP has another problem with Hillary: in the last quarter-century it has exhibited no facility for countering Clintonism in the public mind. Republicans have had three at-bats against the Clintons—the elections of ’92-’96 and the impeachment proceeding of ’98-99 and struck out every time.

The party should try to occupy the same political space the Clintons seized in ’92 and cast the Clintons in the role of the out-of-touch elitist. And then there’s Bill’s appetite for the rock-star lifestyle. Hillary’s presumably endless grasping for campaign contributions form the likes of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein is already on board for Hillary. It should in theory, be possible for the GOP to expose the hypocrisy of the Clintons pitch to the “forgotten middle class”, given that they seemingly have forgotten all about their own middle-class backgrounds.
They should consider a candidate who has not spent much time in DC, somebody whose parents struggled to reach the middle class, someone who has had to work hard in the last 20 years to retain that status, somebody who is, if not hip, at least relatively young (the younger candidate has won the popular vote in the 6 presidential elections. One cannot overstate the power of symbolism in a presidential election. The republicans should find a candidate who seems more empathetic than Hillary.

Remember back at the ’92 convention, Bill said—there is not a program in government for every problem and if we want to use government to help people, we have got to make it work again—a reply to Sister Souljah.
Meanwhile Clinton mentioned “work’, “working” or “hard work” 29 times in his ’92 address, no longer would it be the party of the radicals, the grievance mongers, or those blindly pushing government for its own sake. Party that wields government to help people who are already working hard! A plurality identified unemployment as the number one problem. They also claimed that Obama’s policy favored the middle class over the rich. A 55% majority of voters said that the “US economic system favors the wealthy”.

Romney hoped to use his background in business to his advantage but the exit polling indicates that it worked against him. This gave Obama enormous political cover to sidle up to his elite supporters, who enjoyed tremendous payoffs via the stimulus OBC, and Dodd-Frank. The Clintons will probably do likewise. They will spend money donated by Goldman, ads decrying the influence of corporations like Goldman all the while assuming that the GOP’s psychological connection with business will mask their blatant hypocrisy. The party has to find a way to signal to voters that, contrary to their expectations the GOP will not govern as though it is in the pocket of corporate interests. After all the dems do not simply regulate mandate like Dodd-Frank maintenance of “too big to fail”. Dems might spend half their time regulating business, but they spend the other half providing rents to businesses, at least those with high-powered lobbyist once employed by the Clinton adm. GOP past wrongs, a full-throated renunciation of the old practices, an unequivocal promise that a republican adm will teat people equally, regardless of how much money they spend on lobbyist and a reform agenda that seeks to embed these virtues in the law.

If the party wants to defeat them, it needs to throw the old strategies out the window and come up with something new.

Source—weekly standard, jay cost, the hill




Liberal media bias is such a fact of life. But there are two subjects in the news a lot in which the fourth estate’s inability to play fair is never less than appalling”. Senator Ted Cruz and abortion.
From Philip Elliot’s AP report—“calling their opponents Satan worshippers and savages, anti-abortion lawmakers insisted that republicans contenders keep an intense focus on social issue in the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race”.

The AP attempt to explain—“Sen. Ted Cruz a Texas republican who is a favorite of the tea party said supporters of abortion rights chant “Hail Satan” to silence their enemies. “Arm in arm, chanting “Hail, Satan’, embracing the right to take the life of a later-term child,” Cruz said of supporters of abortion rights”.
Cruz was referencing protest in Austin where pro-lifers were in fact shouted down by protesters yelling “HAIL SATAN”! He didn’t bother verifying whether Cruz was telling the truth.
The AP further characterized the comments of Cruz and other GOP leaders as “unflinching rhetoric” and “attempt to make inroads with the GOP’s socially conservative wing”, despite the fact that the pro-life cause cuts across political boundaries. Cruz was defending his home state’s ban on late-term abortion; Texas legislators find it morally objectionable.

AP later corrected the story. Instead of calling their opponents Satan worshippers and savages it now begins, “Invoking fiery references to Satan, ‘savagery’ and a culture of death”. It notes that abortion supporters in fact chanted “HAIL SATAN”.

A walk through of the professional standards according to the Washington Free Beacon is:
Pro-choice activists chant “Hail Satan at a protest.
GOP senator says pro-choice activists chanted “HAIL SATAN” at a protest.
AP reports: republicans call opponents “Satan worshippers”.

Washington free beacon, ap, weekly standard



How about brand spanking new: “atheist” “mega-churches”. “The Sunday Assembly” a London based movement is spreading to NY, Dublin, and Melbourne. A huge fight broke out over the proper way to be godless. One fraction didn’t approve of the way the Sunday Assembly met in churchlike settings and avoided the work “atheism”, so they started a breakaway group called “The Godless Revival”.—-CNN,

The feds are using Twitter for public health surveillance. The EPA is seeking a company to “buy tweets to research causes and effects of the flu”. Particularly tweets that describe “nausea, vomiting and diarrhea”. Government is using your money to buy social network postings about people’s stomach complaints. The EPA National Exposure Research Lab states, “the information gather will then be used to compile cause and affect analyses for research’. Cost to the taxpayer for the 60-month project is not listed, but “similar projects have cost millions. Investigating “when and where people are tweeting about their flu experience\, which will then be analyzed by ‘human health specialists”.—THE FREE BEACON

DOL Thomas Perez is channeling Oprah. Perez has started a new DOL book club featuring “books that shaped the workplace”. The deep insights about “labor management relations” is a project that is going to keep growing. It’s great way to learn about the mission, the work, the resources of the US DOL and what it can do for you”.—NPR-HUFFINGTON POST

The pentagon has found a defense “gap” against cruise missiles fired at DC from ships. Solution: blimps, whose radar can cover hundreds of mils and notify interceptor missiles stationed around DC. So coming this fall at 10,000 feet over the military’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland will float two baby Hindenburg’s. With trillions in defense spending, the best we can do against supersonic cruise missiles is a Blimp, whatever happened to the idea of the pentagon not informing our enemies of GAPS in our defenses? —COBS

Iran, the country’s Fars News Agency is proclaiming that for almost 70 years, America has been run by a “shadow government” of space aliens. Based on “nearly two million highly classified top-secret documents” from the NSA/CSS released by Snowden provide “incontrovertible “proof” that an “alien/extraterrestrial intelligence agenda” has been directing American domestic and foreign policy since 1945. Snowden documents provide evidence that an extraterrestrial alien race called the “TALL WHITES” are the same extraterrestrial alien race behind the stunning rise of Nazi Germany during the 1930’s. According to Fars, these are tow government operating in America. “The one that was elected and the other, secret regime operating in the dark”

HEAT CRIME—junk scientist claim that manmade global warming is responsible for snowstorms, windstorms, hurricanes, tornados, volcanoes, tsunamis, locust, famine, drought, fir, plague, pestilence and padlocked ski resorts. Climate changes will trigger-exploding lawlessness. Merged the FBI crime database and global climate models, a prediction that through 2099 global warming will “cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 case of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million case of larceny and 580,000 cases of theft—at a projected social cost of $38 billion to $115 billion. If global warming causes crime to skyrocket, shouldn’t lack of warming cause crime to plummet?—LA TIMES, THE JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ECOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

In one of the coldest winters in US history, with soaring energy cost, the EPA declared war on the primary source of heat in millions of American homes, Wood Stoves. By restricting he maximum, level of fine airborne particulate emissions the EPA effectively outlawed a full 80% of the wood-burning stoves used in the US—which fail to meet the new standards.—NEWSMAX

MARS BARRED—Islamic clerics from the UAE-based general authority of Islamic affairs and endowment have issue a fatwa, warning that a journey to the forth planet “can never be justified in Islam”> “do not kill yourself or one another”. A Dutch company plans MARS ONE to send four people on a one-way trip to Mars in 2022—ONE WAY. Suicide mission on earth okay. Suicide missions to Mars: not okay.—-THE UK TELEGRAPH

ANOTHER TWEETER STORY—HHS is seeking a “social media analytic tool”, that can provide full Twitter historical data, as well as a way to target the location of Twitter users. The official solicitation from the HHS, which ran on FedBizOpps-gov declares that the agency only wants to use the information for “ongoing monitoring” of public health in disasters such a super storms. HHS promises that their social monitoring is merely to ensure “preparedness”.—WASHINGTON FREE BEACON



“There’s is no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run”—BIDEN

“In the meantime, I’ve got a job and coincidentally everything that I’m about, the assignment the President gave me to help move employment in America and infrastructure and all these other things are the very things that I’d be doing whether I was running for president or not running”. (you mean like how you controlled the stimulus spending???)—BIDEN

“The killing of the innocent is never fulfilling God’s will: in fact, it’s the ultimate betrayal of God’s will”.—OBAMA—-W H A T

“Fill out those forms, fill them out! Don’t’ leave money of the table”.—MICHELLE

“BILL Clinton arrives to calm democratic Bed-Wetting”.—ABC NEWS

“I’ve never fought the word genius when people have said that about me…I have a leafy brain, according to the theory of the leafy brain. I associate things that many people never put together”.—KEITH OLBERMANN

“The end of snow?”—-NYT



“I think 10 years from now, 5 years from now, we’re going to look back and say this OBC was a monumental achievement”. —OBAMA

“Opportunity created by OBC allows families in America to make a decision about how they will work or if they will work”. ==JAY CARNEY

“What we see is that people are leaving their jobs because they are no longer job-locked”.—PELOSI

“We have the CBO report, which rightfully says that people shouldn’t have job lock. We live in a country where there should be free agency”.—REID

“The CBO estimated the ACA will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law”.—NEW YORK TIMES

“My God, more doctors, nurses, providers. I’m saying that they’re going to be created. The more people in the world; the more services that need it, the more people that gotta get hired”.—RANGEL

“That’s the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I Want===OBAMA

“I’m not going to wait for congress, I could do more with congress, but I’m not going to not do anything without congress”.—OBAMA

“Not even a smidgeon of corruption”. (Re the IRS)—OBAMA

“I think a speech by Obama is a lot like sex: the worst there ever was is still excellent”.—ALEX CASTELLANOS


“In health care choice is overrated”.—EZEKIEL EMANUEL

“If you looked at that person’s budget, and you looked at their cable bill, their telephone bill, cell phone bill, other things that they’re spending on, it may turn out that it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care”.—OBAMA

“I’m very proud of our house dems and how they’ve not only embraced the ACA…but how proud they are of it”.—PELOSI

“Republicans fell short of their normal margin in the district because the agenda they are offering voters has a singular focus—that a majority of voters oppose—repealing the ACA that would return us to the same old broken health care system’.—DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ

“We have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not”.—SHEILA JACKSON LEE

“They, the Obama’s deserve some small emoticon of privacy”.—MEGHAN McCAIN

“We are beginning to behave like a poor nation”.—JOHN KERRY



10 Things we’ve learned from the Bundy Ranch Standoff So Far—“Average Joe”…
The federal government has absolutely no respect for state rights. The BLM, they care more about the “rights” of desert tortoises than the rights of human beings. Force is the only language the BLM knows how to speak. Reid is perhaps the greediest and most corrupt politician in Washington. (Governor Brian Sandoval, Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie, County Commissioner Tom Collins, etc.) Are either complicit with the federal government’s attempt to steal the Bundy’s cattle or they are too scared to do anything about it. there is the real reason, which usually has to do with profits and power. In the case of the BLM’s cattle-grab, the pretext was to protect the desert tortoise. The real reason was to build a solar farm. When Americans show up in numbers to oppose illegal government action, the Feds back down. The Feds have no problem spilling American blood on foreign soil (using drone strikes), but are not yet ready to openly spill American blood on American soil. If something like this can happen in Nevada, it can happen in any of the other 49 states. There is no limit to what the federal government will do to strip states of their sovereignty and further enslave the American people.
SOURCE—average joe
With his Nevada ranch surrounded by helicopters, four-wheel-drive vehicles and estimated 200-armed officers of the federal Bureau of Land Management, Cliven Bundy is drawing support from the governor and other prominent political leaders. Federal authorities began seizing cattle grazing on federal lands adjacent to Bundy’s property in Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, charging the rancher has been in violation of a law that aims to protect an endangered desert tortoise. The BLM also says Bundy owes more than $1 million in grazing fees to the federal government. Operation Mutual Aid, is prepared to “provide armed response.”
The BLM has brought in armed rangers from out of state to assist in security surrounding the Bundy ranch. “No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans.” Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins warned that supporters of Bundy planning to come from Utah “better have funeral plans,” according to a Utah county commissioner who said he spoke with Collins. Collins told him “all of us folks from Utah are a bunch of ‘inbred bastards” and if we are to come to [Clark County] to support Cliven Bundy we all ‘better have funeral plans.’” Arizona state Rep. Kelly Townsend said the roundup reminds her of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China.
Cliven Bundy’s son Ammon Bundy told WND this week that federal authorities have not been merely re-locating the cattle but engaging in actions that have killed many of the animals.
“They are flying helicopters over the herd to chase them,” Ammon Bundy said. “It was over 90 degrees here today, and the cattle can’t run very far in this heat before collapsing. This is especially true for the young calves. We have a lot of them being born because it is springtime, and they don’t have the strength to keep up with their mothers when they are running. The cattle then become overheated and die.”
“I have raised cattle on that land, which is public land for the people of Clark County, all my life. Why I raise cattle there, and why I can raise cattle there, is because I have preemptive rights,” he said, contending that among them is the right to forage.
“Who is the trespasser here?” he asked. “Who is the trespasser on this land? Is the United States trespassing on Clark County, Nevada, land? Or is it Cliven Bundy who is trespassing on Clark County, Nevada, land? Who’s the trespasser?” “The local sheriff has said they are not going to get involved in what is happening, saying this is a BLM issue.” “This means they are leaving us completely vulnerable, because the BLM are the only side with the weapons and if they decide to use violent force there is nothing we can do.”
Cliven Bundy is the last rancher operating in Clark County, where he’s been grazing his cattle on a 600,000-acre portion of land managed by the BLM called Gold Butte. His family, whose ties to the land go back to the 1880s, has been engaged in a dispute since 1993 with the Bureau of Land Management over long-established cattle-grazing rights. BLM secured a federal court order declaring Bundy’s herd to be “trespass cattle” and began removing the animals.
Since 1998, when it designated Gold Butte home of the protected desert tortoise, Gold Butte has been off-limits to cattle grazing. BLM has insisted it has exhausted all other options to stop citizens who are ignoring federal regulations.
“For more than two decades, cattle have been grazed illegally on public lands in northeast Clark County,” BLM said in a statement. Impoundment of cattle illegally grazing on public lands is an option of last resort.” The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmentalist group, has praised the federal government for taking action.
Competing with tortoises for food, hindering the ability of plants to recover from extensive wildfires, trampling rare plants, damaging ancient American Indian cultural sites and threatening the safety of recreationists,” said spokesman Rob Mrowka in a statement.
‘Things got pretty ugly’ Dave Bundy’s aunt, Kay Sessions, told WND that authorities who detained her nephew Sunday gave him a concussion and “stomped him on the ground,” causing kidney problems. He was “trying to get pictures of what government officials are doing and they confiscated his camera and tablet.”
Ammon Bundy said he was with a group of about 50 people “peacefully protesting the removal of the cattle” when “suddenly, 14 units with Rangers came off the mountain – 13 of them were armed ranger vehicles with two rangers per unit.” They threw a 65-year-old woman on the ground, they tased me twice and they had dogs out there.”

Sources—wnd, art moore, klas-tv, Washington free beacon, London daily mail, las vegas city, las vegass review journal, rob mrowka,



The Times says the numbers break down like this: 4.5 million previously uninsured people are now on Medicaid; 3 million previously uninsured young people are now covered because of a provision that allows them to stay on their parents’ policies until age 26; and 2 million previously uninsured people have purchased coverage on the Obamacare exchanges. Assume all the numbers are correct, or at least close to correct. By far the largest part of Obamacare’s health coverage expansion has come from a) expanding Medicaid, and b) allowing young people to stay on their parents’ coverage. The part where Democrats essentially blew up the health care markets, imposed the individual mandate, and caused premiums to rise and deductibles to skyrocket? Placing new burdens of higher costs and narrower choices on millions of Americans, in addition to setting the stage for coming changes in employer-based coverage — has resulted in two million of the previously uninsured gaining coverage.
The part of ObamaCare that obviously doesn’t work, Trillions spent, endless hours of Americans’ time wasted, hundreds of thousands of jobs destroyed, and the Constitution rewritten…. all to get maybe a million formerly uninsured people signed up for ObamaCare, and the actual number as of March 31 will probably turn out to be closer to half a million, once the unpaid and invalid “enrollments” are sorted out. (The formerly uninsured have an exceptionally high rate of non-payment.)
It’s no surprise that President Obama didn’t limit the discussion to the formerly uninsured when he was patting himself on the back. The rest of us must be careful about back-patting, because we don’t want to injure ourselves, and learn about those high ObamaCare out-of-pocket costs the hard way.) If he invited the media to join him in celebrating the sale of less than a million insurance policies at gunpoint, with a trillion dollars in spending, even the most energetic lapdogs might have stopped wagging their tails.
But it’s interesting that he didn’t have much to say about the L.A. Times’ total of 9.5 million covered, which would leave 3.5 million net, after backing out the 6 million victims of Obama’s Big Lie. The Administration’s phony enrollment numbers did include Medicaid referrals. It’s one of the few deceptions the supportive mainstream media has ever called them out for. They did it very gently, of course – not by confronting Administration flacks and telling them it was supremely dishonest to lump a welfare program in with the sale of insurance policies, but through a growing tendency to quietly note that the latest made-up figure from Health and Human Services included Medicaid numbers.
They don’t want the public to dwell on what Medicaid is, how poorly it performs, or how much it’s costing taxpayers. As that cost balloons, mixing Medicaid referrals in with ObamaCare insurance policy sales would make the balance sheet explode with a severed-artery spray of red ink.
The titanic expense and inconvenience of what most people think of as “ObamaCare” reeled in 800,000 or so of the uninsured, while 4.5 million of them went on welfare, and 3 million got covered under Mom’s increasingly expensive policy? That would be hideously embarrassing, if the media invited Americans to dwell on it.
This also means the parts of ObamaCare that everyone hates – the junk Republicans want to repeal – can be disposed of without much inconvenience to the public. Heck, a lot of them are already keeping their old plans on temporary extensions granted by King Barack I, in a desperate bid to stave off widespread outrage until after the midterm elections. Claiming that the real significance of the enrollment “milestone” was that millions of people are now helplessly dependent on the new Big Government boondoggle, so no matter how badly it fails, it’s not going anywhere, ever.
The Medicaid expansion will mean big trouble down the road – when state co-payments kick in a few years from now, it’s going to become a front-page crisis – and the American people deserved an honest discussion and vote, rather than dead-of-night social engineering as part of a bill the size of a telephone book.
Most Americans were actually satisfied with the insurance system before ObamaCare came along – that’s why Obama had to lie to them in 2009 about being able to keep their plans. It didn’t matter if 70 percent were happy, as long as 5 percent were not. Perhaps the end result will be portrayed as “reform” more than “repeal,” to give Democrats some political cover. The American people deserve an honest accounting of ObamaCare’s failures, and the opportunity to move into a more sustainable system that can start winning people back from Medicaid dependency…

SOURCE-human events, john Hayward, washignton examiner, la times.