Secretary of State Clinton failed to act on an August 16 cable from Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens describing imminent danger and pleading for help in case of a coordinated attack by al Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia from which they were not capable of defending against.
As First Lady, Hillary Clinton famously defended her known adulterous husband to protect their political partnership. Throughout the impeachment, President Bill Clinton’s defenders repeatedly told the nation not to worry, since it was “only about sex.” Of course, it was also about obstruction of justice, including perjury, in a sexual harassment lawsuit, but accountability is not the strong suit of the Democratic Party and its dependents; the latest example of which occurred on Election Day when epic failure to revive the economy was rewarded by economic dropouts, but I digress.
But didn’t Democrat Obama inherit “the mess” from Republican Bush and haven’t congressional Republicans obstructed Obama’s recovery agenda?
This is how a Democratic Party, with no Gene McCarthy (pictured), feels compelled to frame re-election issues given a failed incumbent with no record of popular achievements to run on. At least LBJ declined to run and Ted Kennedy challenged Carter in 1980, but I digress.
It is apparent that the main message of this week’s Democratic National Convention from David Axelrod to Bill Clinton, and President Barack Obama himself, will not be to ask Americans if they are better off than they were four years ago. Too few can answer that Reaganesque inquiry in the affirmative. Instead, President Obama will insist that he inherited a crisis solely of the Republicans’ making, single-handedly prevented a second Great Depression, was prevented from implementing Democratic policies that would foster a robust recovery by the Republicans; and that Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Republicans generally are rich, racists, sexists, bigots and homophobes that don’t care about Medicare, the elderly, the disabled and the poor.
God got the last laugh over Sarah and Abraham’s firstborn. Republicans will get the last laugh in Tampa.
Before the formation of the patriarchal tropical storm supposedly headed for bays near Tampa, the broadcast network television branch of the Democratic Party made Ann Romney the latest victim of their real war on women. Her speech, originally scheduled for the first night of the Republican National Convention there on Monday, would not be covered due to reduced network coverage of both major party conventions.
No problem. The wife of the man to be nominated to take on President Barack Obama on Election Day will speak tonight. ABC, NBC and CBS collectively laughed and discovered the next possible Katrina II and employed him, despite his Jewish name meaning “laughter”, as the latest device to divert attention from the empty spaces in voters’ wallets and any possible connection to the liberal economic policies of their fellow liberal Democrats.
The first Isaac-related line of defense against the appearance of modern Republican women bemoaning their non-free contraception suffering under Obama was the threat that Ishmael’s younger brother would hit Tampa Bay. When, “all of a sudden”, TS Isaac “changed” course and headed for the Crescent City (seriously, do political appointees populate those that issue press releases for NOAA?, but I digress), Plan B (sex-change) Isaac-as-Katrina kicked in.
Sounds about right which makes Mitt the GOP’s best nominee since Reagan and toughest on Democrats ever
This former Democrat has lived to drive a stake through the place a heart would normally be of the life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and blood-sucking vampire that is my former party since my Summer of 2001 conservative epiphany. I know how rotten is the smell of the un-dead inside precinct and county party meetings after dusk. To be a Democrat is to lie in a never-ending appeal to class and race envy. Hence my aversion to the John McCains of the GOP who show that they love the U.S. Senate more than the U.S.A. when they refer to their Democrat colleagues as “honorable” after they launch BushLied Eras while troops are in harm’s way.
So it is with extreme tea partier/Rush is Right-dittohead ecstasy that I have witnessed Mitt Romney take the advice of El Rushbo in:
Finally, a Republican presidential nominee unafraid to call out the Democrats on moral grounds, rather than merely “disagreeing” with a so-called “honorable” opponent. It is not dirty in politics to tell the truth about one’s opponent, even if the truth is harsh, and the hard truth is that the Democrats are not an honorable party and haven’t been for decades. They are more like a mob in organized crime seeking to satisfy disparate parochial interests using taxpayer money for favors than a political party committed to principles that would promote the general welfare.
National Democrats stand for nothing save their own power. When it suited their hold on power to keep blacks in chains, they did so. When it suited their electoral prospects to favor Jim Crow, they did so. When it suited their hold on Congress to kick the black man out of the house and make Uncle Sam daddy, they did so. They favored the Viet Cong, Reds in Russia and now the Muslim Brotherhood.
They oppose affording the armed forces of the United States a few extra days to vote, but sue to allow felons the franchise. Motor Voter and amnesty for illegal yutes? What else but a scheme to sneak them into the voting booth in swing states. They oppose photo IDs for voting lest the dead miss out on casting votes for Jack Asses in Chicago and elsewhere, even if doing so requires that they slander Blacks as too stupid to accept a free such ID from the government.
Thank you Mitt Romney for calling them out. Keep up the good work.
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson
Sen. Paul (R-KY) introduces needed bill to limit use of unmanned military planes by domestic law enforcement
The constitutionally informed should have no problem when the Commander-in-Chief commands those for whom he is chief to kill Bin Ladens in Pakistan with Navy Seals on the ground or even American citizen al-Harethis levying war against their own country in Yemen with un-manned drone aircraft. The President has broad, inherent chief executive power to repel the enemies of America, no matter where located, and even in the absence of specific congressional authorization much less a formal declaration of war against a specific nation. In the case of the War on Terror, both the current and former presidents that have served since September 11, 2001 have had the added benefit of the Authorization for the Use of Military Force bill passed by a bi-partisan House and Senate.
The Democratic Party ‘sector’ is doing fine…for Republicans
The only split in the patronage party is over who runs it, not their shared failed policy goals
Question: Does Bill Clinton help Republican chances more when he praises Romney’s “sterling” record at Bain Capital and argues for extending the Bush tax cuts for just one more year or when he backtracks after trips to the Michelle/AxlerodChicago Way woodshed?
Given the elected Democrats turned Bain defenders, including former President Clinton, together with his additional jabs at Obama’s spending, debt and a double dip recession-in-the-making, Republicans are invited to believe there is a split in the party of FDR and the New Deal coalition? Why, because the last president re-elected as a Democrat bears a grudge against an “amateur” that beat his wife in 2008? Because given the LBJ Medicare/Obama Obamacare, yet failed presidencies, paradigm, by all rights Barack should have declined the 2012 nomination and cleared the way for Hillary?
Well, yes, there are splits in other mob families as well, but the goals of the respective syndicates remain the same. Hence, my continual frustration with some conservatives that imagine a Hillary Rodham or a Bill (post-repeal of the Twenty-Second Amendment) Clinton could return America to the booming late 1990s.
Even Samuel Wurzelbacher couldn’t plug leaks from this Vice President’s pipes
Occupy White House aka Obama-Biden Forward 2012 began week three of its campaign to save America from Bain Capital’s former CEO by trashing the relevance of “private equity” and plumbing experience to presidential job requirements and qualifications:
“Your job as president is to promote the common good. That doesn’t mean the private-equity guys are bad guys. They’re not,” Biden said at New Hampshire’s Keene State College. “But that no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber. And, by the way, there’re an awful lot of smart plumbers. All kidding aside, it’s not the same job requirement.”
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has argued that his business experience makes him best suited to fix the economy and create jobs. Vice President Biden’s remarks echo President Barack Obama’s recent dismissal of profit-making ability in carrying out a president’s job to “make sure everyone has a fair shot.”
Jury still out on Russian and other post-election “flexibilities” as Obama Media’s ABC aka All for oBama Corporation, chose to focus only on gay marriage, the “revival” of the auto industry and whether President Obama will continue the first family’s Mother’s Day tradition of leaving the First Lady on Air Force One
First reaction of our Astute Democratic Party Political Observer in Georgia upon learning that President Barack Obama had evolved to favor the legalization of gay marriage:
“He just lost the election. He said it in public!”
More below on what else Democrats say privately but aren’t saying publicly and what loses elections for Democrats. But first, before President Barack Obama sat down for yesterday’s interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, he had not faced reporters, unaccompanied by a foreign leader, since November 13, 2011. Since last fall, news developments other than that a thirty-second state passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman, include:
Clintonian courage and the downside of being found out later to have failed to act on OBL-whereabouts intel
The pre-May Day, ‘Barack killed bin Laden’, Obama campaign ad appearance by former President Bill Clinton almost convinces me that Hillary will replace Biden on the 2012 Democratic Party ticket.
Why else would the man who slayed Ross Perot twice and an al-Qaeda night watchman in Afghanistan state the following for the man that called him a racist during the 2008 South Carolina Democratic Primary?:
“He had to decide. And that’s what you hire a president to do. You hire the president to make the calls when no one else can do it,” Clinton said in the video, which sought to contrast Obama with his Republican foe Mitt Romney. “Suppose the Navy SEALs had gone in there, and it hadn’t been bin Laden,” Clinton said in the one-and-a-half minute video. “Suppose they’d been captured or killed. The downside would have been horrible for him. But he reasoned, I cannot in good conscience do nothing. He took the harder and more honorable path.”
Would that President Clinton had made similar and harder, ‘honorable path’ decisions on the fate of the man who declared war on America in 1998, but the ad featuring the husband of President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State wasn’t content to merely praise Obama, as it also contained a four-year old quote from Mitt Romney as doubting the merits of searching for bin Laden:
Conservative Republican policies work best for the poor, middle class and Liberty-based happiness pursuits for all
An exchange with a close friend, self-described as a “bleeding heart” who is “sure” President Barack Obama will be re-elected, inspired the eponymous section of this column discussed further below, but first let’s address concerns of conservatives who delivered the historic 2010 GOP mid-term election landslide that may be disillusioned by the emergence of Mitt Romney as the likely nominee of the Republican Party after the failures of Cain, Bachmann and Perry to continue the tea partier takeover.