A Day To Remember And Give Thanks

To the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country, thank you.  To the brave men and women who are currently fighting for the freedoms we so often take for granted, thank you…from the bottom of my heart.

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BREAKING: White House Used Bill Clinton As Intermediary To Offer Stestak Bribe

Another Obama Friday news dump.  They are calling it an “unpaid, advisory position” which can only mean one thing – they know they are up the creek and are choosing their words very carefully.  And who better than Bill “It depends what the definition of is, is” Clinton to bite his lip for the cameras and deny any wrongdoing.

President Obama’s chief of staff used former President Bill Clinton as an intermediary to see if Representative Joe Sestak would drop out of a Senate primary if given a prominent, but unpaid, advisory position, people briefed on the matter said Friday.

Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, asked Mr. Clinton to explore the possibilities last summer, according to the briefed individuals, who insisted on anonymity to discuss the politically charged situation. Mr. Sestak said no and went on to win last week’s Pennsylvania Democratic primary against Senator Arlen Specter.

The White House did not offer Mr. Sestak a full-time paid position because Mr. Emanuel wanted him to stay in the House rather than risk losing his seat. Among the positions explored by the White House was an appointment to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, which provides independent oversight and advice the president. But White House officials discovered it would not work because Mr. Sestak could not serve on the board while still serving in Congress.

Mr. Sestak first mentioned publicly in February that he had been offered a job but provided no details, and the White House for three months has refused to discuss it, generating intense criticism from Republicans who accused it of trying to bribe a congressman and deep consternation among Democrats who called on the administration to answer questions.

Mr. Obama promised on Thursday to release an account of the matter, which White House lawyers have been drafting in recent days in consultation with Mr. Sestak’s brother, Richard, who runs his campaign. The White House plans to release its statement later on Friday. Until now, the White House has said publicly only that whatever conversations took place with Mr. Sestak were not inappropriate.

I did not offer that job to that man, Mr. Sestak…..

John Kerry Steps In It Once Again

My very own botched joke of a senator has an explanation for his party’s and Obama’s tanking poll numbers.  According to John F-ing Kerry, we are just too darned stupid to see how good we have it.

Howie Carr tells the story like only Howie can.

Let them eat ketchup. 

That in essence is what Liveshot Kerry recommends as his prescription for the little people suffering in the so-called economic “recovery.” That ketchup line, from an anonymous Internet poster yesterday, perfectly captures Kerry’s breathtaking smugness. As he intimated this week in D.C., the hoi polloi just don’t understand his greatness, nor that of his fellow national Democrats, from Barack Obama on down.

These all-time lows for Barack and the Congressional Democrats in various national polls – John Kerry knows what’s happening

“I think there’s a comprehension gap,” he explained to a breakfast of Beltway bumkissers.

Comprehension gap. In other words, you’re not smart enough to understand how wonderful he and the rest of his Democrat pals are.

Keep reading for a good laugh on a Friday morning.

Cadillac Deval: Attacks On Obama Are Approaching Sedition

The Devaluator made the comments at Suffolk Law School in response to a student’s question about how mean and nasty politics has become since The One was elected…because politics was all puppies and kittens when George W. Bush was president.  Remember?

Patrick, a close friend and ally of Obama’s, said at a Suffolk University Law School event that he’s taken his share of criticism over the years, though not to the extent of what Obama is going through at the hands of Republicans. 

“It seems like child’s play compared to what’s going on in Washington, where it’s almost at the level of sedition,” Patrick said.

The MA GOP was having none of it.

“Apparently our First Amendment rights are only guaranteed if we agree with the tax-and-spend policies of Deval Patrick and Barack Obama,” Massachusetts Republican Party chairman Jennifer Nassour said in a statement.

“So according to Patrick, are the 55 percent of Bay Staters who think he should not be re-elected bordering on sedition?” Nassour asked, referring to poll numbers showing Patrick with 45 percent support of likely Bay State voters. “The governor should focus on the critical issues at hand, like lowering property taxes and controlling rampant spending, instead of defending his buddy President Obama.”

Recognizing how stupid his comment was, Obama’s Mini-Me later backtracked.  

After the event, Patrick was specifically asked about his criticism of Republicans and the “sedition” remark.

“I think the number of people who, in the Grand Old Party, who seem to be absolutely committed to saying ‘no’ when (the president) says ‘yes,’ even if it’s an idea that they come up with, is just extraordinary,” he said.

Pressed again about his “sedition” comment, Patrick responded, “OK, all right. It’s a flourish. That was a rhetorical flourish.”

Another day, another Democrat villifying Americans who don’t agree with Obama’s policies.

Rasmussen: Support For Repeal Of ObamaCare Now At All-Time High

Queen Nancy told us rubes that we would have to wait to for her and her fellow Democrats to ram through the “health care” bill to see what is in it.  Now that we have been afforded the opportunity to see what ObamaCare is all about, support for getting rid of it has spiked to an all-time high.

Support for repeal of the new national health care plan has jumped to its highest level ever. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of U.S. voters now favor repeal of the plan passed by congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in March.

Prior to today, weekly polling had shown support for repeal ranging from 54% to 58%.

Currently, just 32% oppose repeal.

The new findings include 46% who Strongly Favor repeal of the health care bill and 25% who Strongly Oppose it.

While opposition to the bill has remained as consistent since its passage as it was beforehand, this marks the first time that support for repeal has climbed into the 60s. It will be interesting to see whether this marks a brief bounce or indicates a trend of growing opposition.

Remember all of the Obama Zombies promising us that the more we learned about the bill, the more support it would garner?

Technical Difficulties

WordPress has been acting wonky for days so if this post actually goes ‘live’ it will be a miracle.

I’m trying to work out the kinks and will hopefully get something meaningful (or not!) up by the end of the day.

Thanks for your patience.

~loppyd

AP Gets To Use Its Favorite Word To Describe Jobless Claims As Stocks Freefall

New unemployment claims spiked by 25,000 last week.

WASHINGTON — The number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week by the largest amount in three months. The big surge was a setback to hopes that layoffs were declining.

The Labor Department says that applications for unemployment benefits rose to 471,000 last week, up by 25,000 from the previous week. It was the first increase in five weeks and the biggest jump since a gain of 40,000 in February.

The forecast had been for claims to fall by around 4,000 from the previous week. The unexpectedly large rise in new claims underscored that even though the economy is growing, improvements in the labor market are coming in fits and starts.
Meanwhile, the Dow is down almost 300 points.  It’s a damn good thing the Democrats passed that stimulus bill last year, huh?