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President Obama Moves Into 2016 (Video)

In Accomplishments, http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post, Obama, Obama 2015, PCTC Blog, Tanya Somanader on December 21, 2015 at 11:15 AM


As I watched the GOP debate circus replete with enough President Obama hatred to run through the end of the I could not help, but reflect on a nation mired a Bush aftermath circa January 2009.  Since I assume you are aware of the economic condition of the nation and the cesspool of war prisoner tortures across the globe, the need to rehash such is not necessary.  Reflection is in order and it comes in various ways.


Again there is no need to rehash seven years of Obama accomplishments.  However, I have linked (here) a list of accomplishments from the PCTC Blog. Milt Shook, PCTC, offers a long list and an exhaustive record of taking the US above water from a veritable Bush drowning.  We  offer a much more concise list of accomplishments from 2015 alone.

Summary: 
President Obama’s top 10 things that happened in 2015 that should make every American optimistic about 2016.
In this week’s address, the President celebrated the end of the year tradition of list-making with a year-in-review list of his own. The President offered his roundup of the top 10 things that happened in 2015, all of which should make us optimistic about the prospects for 2016. This past year has been one where we’ve seen unprecedented progress in areas ranging from the Iran deal to marriage equality to concluding a historic trade agreement.

The year 2015 brought economic growth, with our unemployment rate dropping to five percent; the normalization of our relations with Cuba and a newly opened U.S. Embassy in Havana; and a historic agreement in Paris to take real action on climate change. The President acknowledged the significant progress of the past year, and looked forward to 2016 and all we have yet to accomplish.

Here is the President’s Top 10 List of Things that Happened in 2015

10. BUILDING A STRONG ECONOMY

jobs chart 2015

9. MILLIONS OF AMERICANS GETTING HEALTH CARE

Health care insured rate

8. LEADING THE WORLD IN COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE

Country climate commitments

7. CHARTING A NEW COURSE IN CUBA

6. PREVENTING IRAN FROM OBTAINING A NUCLEAR WEAPON

The Iran deal blocked pathways

5. LEADING A GLOBAL COALITION TO FIGHT TERRORISM

Coalition to Combat ISIL

4. NEGOTIATING THE HIGHEST-STANDARD TRADE AGREEMENT IN HISTORY

3. PASSING BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO INVEST IN OUR FUTURE

A bipartisan Budget Agreement, signed December 18, 2015
A bipartisan budget agreement
A bipartisan fix to No Child Left Behind, signed December 10, 2015
Fix to No Child Left Behind

2. MAKING MARRIAGE EQUALITY A REALITY FOR ALL

Marriage Equality is a Reality

1. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE PROGRESS HAPPEN

Newly naturalized citizens
Newly naturalized citizens wave American flags after taking the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Chris Matthews Effuses Over Obama Two Years After Slamming The President

In Let Me Finish, Matthews ad Rand Paul, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Obama on September 11, 2015 at 12:42 PM

Please finish, but do so with a degree of consistency and sincerity. 


MSNBC’s Chris Matthews broadcast a “Let Me Finish” that via reflection back to 2014 made previous comments about President seem childish ratings hunting and nothing else.

2014 Back Ground 

Two years ago almost to the month, Chris Matthews, hardball, hosted a panel of talking heads from Bloomberg News, USA Today and the National Journal specifics below). The essence of the segment, a mere week before the 2014 mid-term elections, appeared as a contrived effort at condemnation of President Obama from of all people Chris Matthews. Months prior to the segment, Matthews often appeared over-the-top angst filled about President Obama’s lack of interest in moving the nation to direct confrontation with ISIS. I recall Hardball segments in which Matthews reminded of the most hawkish of GOP politicians (McCain, Graham).


Yes, Matthews’s seeming wanton desire for troops on the ground war with ISIS was stunning and so out of character I wondered if he wasn’t simply playing for ratings. During 2013-through present ratings periods MSNBC was the overwhelming loser of viewers. The loses have been comparable to the sucking of air from a blazing forest fire. Yet, one MSNBC show in early October 2014, rose above the ‘ratings flushing. By the nature of this developing piece you already know which show.  

On Monday and Friday of last week, only one MSNBC show all day, “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, even topped 100,000 viewers in that 25-54 group. And the daytime numbers are much worse. Mr. Farrow’s show averaged just 45,000 viewers in the preferred group, down 51 percent from other programming in the same slot last year.

Only one show topped 100,000 viewers for the first week of October 2014, with eye sight of the 2014 mid-term elections! What should a network host do to grab that straw to ward-off drifting down like all other shows on the network? 

The segment below ran on October 24, 2014. Matthews sat with the following guest for a segment obvious developed to mailing the Obama Administration and to exact specific criticism of President Obama.

EMILY SCHULTHEIS, NATIONAL JOURNAL 

PAUL SINGER, USA TODAYJONATHAN

MARTIN, BLOOMBERG PAUL SINGER, USA TODAY

Below the video, we posted a few comments from Matthews who was obviously much more damning of Obama than any of his guest. At one point Matthews seemed to chastise a guest, Paul Singer, USA TODAY, who chose words that indicated a desire to moderate his personal level of criticism against the nation’s 44th President.

Watch.

Matthews segment comments.  Not one of his guest matched the following level of vitriolic and criticism of Obama. 

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Do you think Obama is ready to change in his last two years and become a real chief executive, not just a really good speech giver, or an inspirational leader, but actually accept the job of running the U.S. government? Is he ready to take that job on every day, 24/7, I’m the guy running this place? Is he ready to do that?  

MATTHEWS: They run the government of the United States and everybody reports to them. That’s how we like them. By the way, there’s only one person we get to vote on, him. So if we don’t like the way the government’s run, we don’t like him. But he’s got to run the place. 

Look, here’s the question. Who’s running the healthcare system for the president right now? Anybody know the name of this person? Because when he had the rollout problem, we kept saying, “Oh, oh, it’s the COO, the CMM of the HHS,” and I actually don’t see that person too often. You’d think — normally there would be somebody he would have appointed the day he got the bill passed. I want this person talking to me everyday how it’s going so when the rollout time comes, we know it’s going to work…  

MATTHEWS: Do you think the American people believe this country, when the government talks about Ebola, for example? Do you think they buy the fact that it’s hard to catch?  

MATTHEWS: Yeah, this isn’t about right-wing and left-wing and the usual ideological fights we have around here. It’s about getting something done right.

So much for 2104, Matthews has gone ratings hunting while waffling.

If you cannot join me in thought of Matthews of ratings hunting, I would be amazed. It is also important to note, Matthews never once took on criticism of Rand Paul as Paul traipsed through long periods of plagiarism of speech text and print text. Matthew strategically avoided criticism of Paul as others took him head-on about issues related to his opposition to certain civil rights legislation. Now, what MSNBC show did Paul visit after swearing off the network following Rachel Maddow’s pants around his ankles exposure of his opposition to certain parameters of the 1965 Civil Right Act?  He appeared on Matthews Hardball and once finding Matthews proclaiming he and Paul showing similar of some issues was uncanny.   

News hosts are to the person wealthy people. They are not job seeking job hunters who jump around scrounging for dollars as do millions across the nation. They earn copiously. If you think for one second Matthews would not leverage ratings opportunities to maintain his level of wealth (via viewership), you have wasted a few minutes on this piece.

Watch, the following 1:20 minute segment from Matthews as he effuses about President Obama’s productivity final years while dismantling his own previous (2014) remarks that seemed to denote coming, lack of leadership and Lame-duckism for Obama.  

US media has actually devolved into ideology purveyors with more than a central focus on ratings that garner revenue. No longer do we live in the times of Walter Cronkite, Ed Bradley, David Brinkley and Chet Huntley. We live in times when we secure most of our news from television. 

Television news and local news through the millionaire talking ;head news readers on the major network offer little more than entertainment between commercials. We have personalities who seriously embellish (lie about) news stories and their involvement in the gathering of the news. In the two most prominent cases (Brian Williams and Bill O’Reilly) their multi-million dollar annual contracts have not been disrupted via revelations of their lies. From the lucrative business of television ews as entertainment to the reality and relevance of Chris Matthews waffling regarding President Obama, we are not being served well via US media. 

Chris Matthews’s recent “Let Me Finish” is an accurately portrayal of a departing president. Why other than ratings hunting did the MSNBC personally reach for damning dogma just a bit over two years ago? Obama’s accomplishments did not manifest solely within the past 24 months. As Matthews stated this week, Obama has been in office for seven years and the body of his work will stand the test of time and a developing legacy.

The US public really deserves much better.  



"THUG"

In "THUG", Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, Obama, Thug word new N Word on May 6, 2015 at 7:32 PM


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THUG!!!

You know The Progressive Influence position on the word. Yes, it is without question the new “N” word and the word has infiltrated across the full scope of conservative America and, frankly, has weeded in moderate and progressive America.

If you live in America (and any nation that broadcast international news) you have seen these images.

15 Jun 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada --- June 15, 2011 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Violence broke out Wednesday evening following the Vancouver Canucks' defeat to the Boston Bruins in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. Cars were set on fire and shops were looted following the ice hockey team's 4-0 defeat to the Boston Bruins. --- Image by ? Sergei Bachlakov/ZUMA Press/Corbis    

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Never once heard the word: “THUG!” 


On April 10, Huffington Post published a definitive infographic regarding US riots. The graphic illustrates the state of US riots are more often the result of drunkenness than race or other factors. It should be noted the drunkenness is almost exclusively inherent in college campus riots.  Riots that have to this day never carried the word “THUG” for is participants. 

That’s according to an infographic published by Clarity Way drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and republished here with permission. The outlet may have an interest in getting people to stop being “drunken idiots,” but the trend of college parties turning into riots is one HuffPost has noted before
At the top of the list, the University of California-Santa Barbara “Deltopia” celebration in 2014 was named the most out of control, involving 15,000 people. During that incident, KPCC reported there were at least 100 arrests and 44 injuries.
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The infographic notes the 1962 University of Mississippi riot involving close to 3,000 people, where two people died as segregationists protested against allowing one black student at the public institution. Thousands were involved in 1960’s Berkeley riots, mostly University of California students, including one incident in 1969 that included around 4,000 people and grew out of a demonstration about the Arab–Israeli conflict.

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As ugly as it gets! We don’t see any peppery spray, no tears gas, no national guard (militia) and no local cops with the words “animals” and “thugs.” We hear “disgruntled college students”, we hear “revelers”, and we hear Angry student mobs. But, we do not hear the “T” Word!

During the recent unrest in Baltimore Maryland, both the city mayor and President Obama used the “T” Word in a clear and direct manner.  Since the word was delivered by the mayor and Obama in the Rose Garden, I have felt both used the word to secure a degree of acceptance or temporary favor from Americans who recognize the word as a form of dog whistle. Frankly, American whites regardless of political ilk. We should rest assured,  if President Obama used the word, he has insight into the level and scope the word has permeated US society. His use of the word was a major disappointment to put it mildly. 

Thug as a moniker is the new “N” Word.  

President Obama aside, the apologetic mayor aside, and those who accept the word aside, no entity advances its use as a racist dog whistle more than US electronic media. Last night, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, The Last Word, closed his show with a worthwhile exposition about the word “THUG” and US media.

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O’Donnell could not have spoken more eloquently.  The President of the United States regardless of incumbent, should never use the word.






Obama Leads From Behind! Putin Reaches To Seagal And Iranians Turn Vessels Back

In Iranian ships turn, Leading from behind, Obama, Peace prevails, Putin and Seagal on April 23, 2015 at 4:27 PM


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Image via BuzzFeed…leadership!
Peace prevails yet again! Iranian suspected weapons naval transports have moved away from Yemen.


As the US economy improves and ObamaCare move towards greater acceptance and embrace after two years, US politics has turned to International Affairs and foreign policy with a touch of GOP jingoism. How many times have we heard, “Obama is weak” or Obama “leads form behind?”

As a matter of reality, I read a report last week that Vladimir Putin sought consult in easing relations with the Obama Administration via use of Steven Seagal. Why would Putin desire “smoother relations” with the Obama Administration?

There is no better example of conservative politicking where they feel they see vulnerability that this…..


Of all people Piers Morgan traipsed over to (of all networks) to lay his version of “President Obama leading from behind” on, of all guests, Sean Hannity! Yes, you read that correctly, Sean Hannity.

Has America moved to taken to measuring leadership based on not firing off bombers or stationing boots on the ground in harms way?

Earlier this morning, NBC News reported the Iranian Armada that steamed towards Yemen (with suspect weapons shipments) turned north away from the area. Why? Apparently, the Obama Administration “Leading from behind” orders of a naval group redeployment to the area created issues for the Iranians.

http://player.theplatform.com/p/2E2eJC/nbcNewsOffsite?guid=nc_usbracesfo_150421

The thought of any generic Republican leading the nation during current times and crisis, is a shuddering thought. Putin is seeking smoother relations, the Iranians ill fated effort to re supply rebel forces in Yemen and no additional US ground troops deployed to another region of the world, leads to the prospect the US President is fulling a very premature decision to award him the Nobel Peace Prize.

While President Obama stirs and navigators on foreign affairs, the media, Fox News and GOP politicians are turning towards the tides of war. In early March polls among a representative group of survey respondents showed the majority favored US troops on the ground. Of course, the intellectually inquisitive and people who consider themselves “high Information” know Polls yield results from a specific group of Americans. When media reports “The majority of Americans support US boots on the ground”, we know the verbiage should read:

“The majority of XYX Survey respondents support boots on the ground.”

Alas, such a true headline would be far less likely to draw readers or viewers.

The Daily GOP Ignominious: The Factor’s O’Reilly "Obama had nothing to do with getting bin Laden!"

In Bill O'Reilly, Bin Laden, Dick Cheney, MSNBC, Obama, Tantaros, The O'Reilly Factor on March 19, 2015 at 9:33 AM


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What you are about to see and hear is over-the-edge demagoguery with negative intent. Bill O’Reilly recently proven to be the most non-credible, embellishing and lying television personality, programs one of Fox News’s most bizarre “leggy” hosts to partake in Obama bashing. The booking of Tantaros was not a surprise as the theme of the segment related to comment from of all people Dick Cheney. Tantaros surpasses all hosts on Fox with her level of zany and well concocted anti-Obama dogma.

Fox News and right wing media continues to offer a platform for the nation’s most ancient of conservative dinosaurs and a chief policy framer for the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. Dick Cheney is traipsing across conservative media like Tiny Tim Tip Toe (ing) through the Tulips , taking shots at President ObamaOf course, the Paleozoic Era relic is an anti-Obama “on demand performance” for Fox News entertainers and fresh “Kool-Aid” for O’Reilly viewers. As audience that is as easily entertained as hunting Ants with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a hot sidewalk.

The following segment was broadcast as anticipated from Fox. Bill O’Reilly and his producers inserted a “red meat” (alleged) democratic strategist who was ill prepared to respond to O’Reilly poking at Obama with no international accomplishments through two terms in office. Sadly, the alleged Democratic strategist, appeared to give-in to O’Reilly’s attempt at “gotcha.” Before a complete cave to the Fox News chief demagogue, the guest summonsed-up bin Laden. If O’Reilly did not anticipate the response he must have been preoccupied with deciding which international event he would insert himself before the end of the segment. Maybe, he was trying to recall if he was across the field from the bin laden Compound during the raid. He was taken aback and literally fumbled through the last seconds of the interview. O’Reilly may have actually uttered an under his breathe “whatever”, after asserting Obama had nothing to do with the killing of the nation’s number one enemy. After throwing-out US Intel and Navy Seals as the entities that got bin Laden, The Factor’s producer quickly ended the segment. 



Saved by the show producers. Even a novice Democratic strategist would surely report with facts related to the president’s ultimate responsibility for the killing of bin Laden. 

 An image such as this was planned to the minute such that all parties gathered in the White House Situation Room.  The order for the raid came from the president with the full consultation of military officers and Intel staff in the room. Navy Seals who raided the bin Laden compound were skilled and courageous military executioners. Men who executed a mission planned by some in attendance that evening and key operatives in the field. Fox News producers ended the segment before the alleged strategist summoned-up the fact that President Obama ordered and authorized teh raid on the bin Laden compound. Within weeks of taking office in 2009, President Obama gave orders for a 90 day operational plan with timelines regarding the bin Laden elimination.

O’Reilly said, “Obama had nothing to do with it, probably sent his viewers off into the night to finish their stove-top tin ball popcorn and beer safe in their dreams and anticipation of the next night’s O’Reilly Factor. Problem! You can rest assured the viewers did not end their evenings with thoughts of this:
Did he say, “Hiding in a cave?” 

The problem with demagoguery? It fails to consider archival history and it is more often than not absent of fact while feeding off emotion.

….AND THE BAND PLAYS ON….

"Sleevegate" To The Taupe Sartorial Ensemble And The Fallacy Of Obama As Weak

In Bushes and Clinton, Mediaite, Michelle Obama, Obama, Obama Derangement, Peter King (R), Right Wing Watch, Sleevegate, The Father of Modern Conservatism on August 30, 2014 at 8:47 PM

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DERANGEMENT HAS NO BOUNDS!

Obama Derangement hit a new high towards the end of this past week. The president scheduled a press conference and decided to adorn an ensemble that would send shutters through the stiff-necked paradigms of millions across the nation.  Even a couple of noted African-American public figures tweeted about Obama’s Taupe suit.  One democratic strategist actually tweet in a manner that denoted a state of humorous stunned. And noted black writer for a national publication immediately want about tweeting in manner that came across as sheepish to put it mildly.  Of course, neither figure was overtly critical of Obama’s ensemble. Yet, their tweets clearly denoted anticipation of what was to come. They actually seemed to fret over conservative reaction to the Obama’s attire. On another hand the liberals reacted a far cry less demonstrably than  the many who span the spectrum of “not presidential” to “not my taste.”  

Oh,  America is so stiff and overflowing with the false reality of “appearing presidential.” Right Wing Watch provided the perfect video of typical  reaction from ,most on the Right.

I should be honest with myself and frankly state, I was not surprised by the predictable reaction from whites who have a pedestal perception of what a president should look like and what the MAN should act like. The quack in the short video often rivals Limbaugh’s far-right insanity and over-the-top bigotry. Nonetheless, he embodies my point.

http://youtu.be/20R_Wtw_srU


http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/fis.….

At this point it is important to remind you, the Right has a mental affliction that can be best summed-up as such: “Luddite lack of respect for technology coupled with failure of retrospection.”  I will explore the point in a bit. First, let’s recall the reaction when Michelle Obama stepped out of the “shoulders must be covered at all times” syndrome.


Huffington Post referred to the potential flak as “Sleevegate.” 

Oh My God, she want sleeveless!

         

  

The extreme aversion to sleeveless attire for women never registered in that part of my Hindbrain (specifically The Pons).  I never felt a libido charge from viewing and unclothed set of shoulders as was commonly the case when I observed…….. (I will leave that thought right there). While the exposed shoulder never seemed revealing nor lewd, I must have stood alone in an island of American stiff-neckedness. There was a time during the renaissance of “business casual” dress  when women in the workplace were literally given corrective action for reporting to work sleeveless. It was as if they had come to work dressed with lewdness as an impetus for their morning dress.

Michelle Obama, FLOTUS, may not have initiated the nascent proliferation of shoulder less attire for women, but she certainly advanced its mainstream amplitude and acceptability. 

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The Tan or Taupe Summer suit.  As stylish as it gets!

 

Taupe Suit Search

Of course, the thought maybe…” but it is not presidential.”  

Well, yes it is actually presidential.

President Obama Makes Statement In The Briefing Room Of White House 
You know what is coming next.  A tribute to the Stiff Necked Fools and a journey through taupe suit history.

Read more after the break below


Stiff Necked Fools LYRICS

[Chorus]
Stiff-necked fools, you think you are cool
To deny me for simplicity
Yes, you have gone for so long
With your love for vanity now
Yes, you have got the wrong interpretation
Mixed up with vain imagination

So take Jah Sun, and Jah Moon
And Jah Rain, and Jah Stars
And forever, yes, erase your fantasy, yea-yeah!

[Verse 1]
The lips of the righteous teach many
But fools die for want of wisdom
The rich man’s wealth is in his city
The righteous’ wealth is in his Holy Place

So take Jah Sun, and Jah Moon
And Jah Rain, and Jah Stars
And forever, yes, erase your fantasy, yeah!
Destruction of the poor is in their poverty
Destruction of the soul is vanity, yeah!

[Chorus]
So stiff-necked fools, you think you are cool
To deny me for simplicity, yea-ea-yeah!
Yes, you have gone – gone for so long
With your love for vanity now

[Verse 2]
But I don’t want to rule you!
I don’t want to fool you!
I don’t want to school you
Things you – you might never know about!

Yes, you have got the wrong interpretation
Mixed up with vain – vain imagination
Stiff-necked fools, you think you are cool
To deny me for, o-ooh, simplicity [fadeout]

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Now for that journey through history (pre-Obama).

The Father of Modern Conservatism! 


Is that Reagan wearing Taupe while conservatism with Antonin Scalia (Right-wing Juridical Activist of the highest order)?

Looks as if the Bushes and Clinton have also adorned a bit of Taupe.
 

Read more after the break below


Of course, one of the most vocal critics of President Obama’s sartorial chose was the ever-present “Do as I say; not as I do” congressman from New York: Peter King (R).

King did what conservatives love to do and what they do best. After they find what they feel is opportunity to “blast”  the president, they call their favorite Right-wing media outlets and level complaints. King ran to Steve Malzberg’s show fully armed with Right-wing vile.

Summer suits, according to Rep. King, are not appropriate garb for talking about terrorism or ISIS, and especially when the President says he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with the resurgence of terrorism. 
“For him to walk out — I’m not trying to be trivial here — in a light suit, light tan suit, saying that first he wants to talk about what most Americans care about the revision of second quarter numbers on the economy,” he seethed. “This is a week after Jim Foley was beheaded and he’s trying to act like real Americans care about the economy, not about ISIS and not about terrorism. And then he goes on to say he has no strategy.”
King joined the chorus of “not presidential” without any regard for President Obama’s personal choice. As commander-in-chief and the world’s major superpower (economically and militarily), I posit Present Obama can wear any suit to press conferences.

I find it sad King chose to deflect from news of an improving economy with the wish for all to drool with hatred about a terrorist killing we can currently do nothing about. Hasn’t Obama proven he will act and act decisively when he feels he, on behalf of the US and he free world, can effectively eliminate threats and adversaries with minimum causalities? King also repeated the pathetic refrain of Obama does not have a plan to deal with terrorism (ISIS) when it was so very obvious Obama spoke of a tactical plan as a component of a comprehensive strategy.  If you think Obama has no strategy for dealing with terrorist, why are we not inundated with attacks 24/7. 

Moreover, people who think strategically would probably recall and recognize Obama recently authorized overflights against ISIS.  King like all Republicans know over flights are a prelude to aggression. Thus, evidence of a strategy. Why go “silly” about Obama’s specific response to a question and his use of “we don’t have a strategy” within the context of the question. If the words “tactical stratefy” had been inserted in Obama’s remarks, do you believe some might have found his comments more palatable? I rather doubt it!

I digress……

If some Americans are going to try to force President Obama into a box to which many in our nation doesn’t seem to see the need for change, those people are doomed to disappointment. If they do not recognize the need for “doing business” differently, they are dooming us all to the sins of the past.

As to King’s thoughts about Obama appearing serious regrading combating terrorism, consider two points. First, how many wars would the US have undertaken or perpetrated had John McCain or any Republican (with King in the shadows) won in 2008? Think of the cost, think of the dead and think of our standing as an international leader (that which was lost under Bush/Cheney).  Another critical point….

Regardless of your thought on the Taupe ensemble, I offer the following.
And yes, I also noticed a few progressives who bristled at Obama’s sartorial choice. Shame on each and everyone of those over-sensitive and paradigm afflicted progressives.

A Mid-August Twitter Tree

In GOP, North Carolina. TPI Twitter Tree, Obama, Robin Williams .Hillary Clinton. FLOTUS, Twitter Tree on August 17, 2014 at 10:42 AM

The Twitter Tree Sorgasord

 Obama performing badly?  Up from the economic abyss!

 Why do companies sponsor such a disgusting putrid person?

I so seriously tire of Hillary Clinton.  While Gore fell to voter suppression and Florida vote shenanigans, Hillary and her husband must remember Gore distanced himself in 2000.  We cannot afford to have the Clintons handing the 2016 General Election to the GOP

Well now wait a minute, Fox!  I see a FLOTUS who rivals the “Legs” on the Fox News couch. The word “Legs” is vernacular for Fox News’s penchant for skin on the set.
    

In the images above, Michelle Obama has the physical makeup to facilitate wearing sleeveless outfits. You will notice a distinct waistline and a physical makeup unencumbered by extra pounds.  We will leave Fox News’s Couch silliness at that point.

And, the GOP has issues with the ACA? Seriously?  Are you allowing your representative to wok to eliminate the ACA?

 This is how the GOP wins elections.  Just think, voter suppression contributed to Bush’s win over Gore in 2000.  Enough said?

And the GOP chases away the black vote under guise of voting irregularities. When will America wake-up to the pathetic scope and breadth of the GOP?

North Carolina’s model conservative and GOP official,  And, he ranted about depriving black people the vote.

Despite our various degree of social comfort of lack there of, some in our nation must walk a bit ore gingerly.

Obama Vs Putin? Are We Seeing Blinking?

In Obama, Putin, Russian separatist, Russian troops pull back from Ukrainian border, Ukraine on August 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Russian troops pull back from Ukrainian border, Russian operative leaves Ukraine, Ukrainian “separatist” are surrounded and seeking a peaceful stop of armed actions, and Obama’s distant handling of the conflict looks brilliant. 


Our world has become so accustomed to armed action, millions seem to long for the next conflict. Many American conservative politicians, Fox News managers and producers and certain conservative radio host seem consumed with finding America’s next bombing campaign. They seem to so long for armed action Obama’s decision to provide aerial support against ISIL must have provided orgasmic relief.  


Live Leak F-18 Hornet Airstrike in Northern Iraq II

McCain, Graham and a host of conservative politicians along with Fox News hosts and orgasmic relief!


Where are those who declare Obama is weak? Where are those who declare Putin, “a leader?”  The plight of the pathetic Putin worshipper……

He’s “What You Call A Leader.” 

How very pathetic is Rudy Guiliani? He sat on Fox News and clearly delineated a “dictator” vs. a leader.  

Putin as leader?
    

    

How pathetic!


The peace makers appear to be winning the non-combat battles of sanctions and back-off behind the scenes talks. Putin’s oligarchs and corporatist seem to have exercised influence over Giuliani’s “leader.” It seems sanctions against Putin’s Soviet Union Russia are changing the dynamics in the region. 


Huffington Post

Ukraine Rebel Leader Says Willing To Accept Ceasefire

Posted: 08/09/2014 1:11 pm EDT 

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, artillery thundering through deserted streets. 

There was no immediate government response to the cease-fire statement. Ukrainian troops have made steady advances against the rebels in recent weeks. 

“We are prepared to stop firing to bar the spread of the scale of the humanitarian catastrophe in Donbass (eastern Ukraine),” Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the so-called prime minister of the Donetsk separatists, said in a statement on a rebel website.

The Peace Maker will always stand as the strong one. 

The strong one will flourish as the war mongering GOP sulks about the lack on interest in a war in Eastern Europe.

Let’s take a spin through Russian and conservative America’s libido manifestation of Putin and conservative diminution the US President.

Did time have a reason their cover images? Some on the Right suggest respect for Putin, contempt for America’s 44th President.

Russian Tweet. And, Russia isn’t even a business or military superpower.
Did Time Magazine also demur!

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly and jingoist guest suggests Obama is “frightened” (of Putin at the 2:44 minute mark). Would these people actually welcome a renewed Cold War, or would they actually like to report on a nuclear weapons exchange? Obviously, Kelly’s viewers are susceptible to messages from The Kelly File’s producers. Let’s face it they are the very same viewers who soaked and possibly relished in Kelly’s “white Santa, white Jesus.”

If recent reports are accurate, the machismo and war mongering Right along with Russian militarist must be in the midst of a tsunami sphincter contractions. Putin appears to have blinked.

Isn’t the 360 degree human tragedy of Putin worship and the reality of a level-headed Obama one for the ages. The leadership dynamics an differences provide conservative Americans with ample amounts of fodder for Obama derangement. Anti-Obama derangement that provides million dollar contracts to Fox News hosts, compensation to guest who occupy air-time with zany and inane drivel, international bullies like Putin, and the saddest of all: 
Americans who so hate Obama they cling to the facade of Putin leadership.

Worship of Putin’s leadership may have  come to a head and the US did not drop one bomb Ukraine. It is a bit early,but signs are showing, Guiliani’s “leader” may have blinked.

Actually, the business of who blinked or who blinked is child-like manifestation of the sad state of conservative America. Of critical importance is the fact, Putin appears to have moved Russian troops away from Ukraine border, a Russian intel agent (separatist leader) is leaving the separatist fighting and Ukraine is consolidating its nation.

And, your and my taxes will not take another John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Fox News hit.  

"We Tortured Some Folks." And Hannity Hosted A Guest To Cry Fowl.

In Great Bush/Cheney economic collapse, Liz Cheney, Obama, Obama should have prosecuted for torture, President Obama, US torture on August 3, 2014 at 11:03 AM

So, you know this man?  

If you answer yes, you have an opinion of the man. 

       


If you are a Republican likely you have a good deal of affinity for the man. If you are of other political inclination, you probably hold him in low regard.

In 2007,  just before the Great Bush/Cheney economic collapse, Gallup polling yielded approval rating results as follows:

Gallup 

As is often the case, the American public has an effective memory as long as the effects of Novocaine after a dental visit. Hence, Bush and Cheney’s approval ratings have ticked-up. As the ratings tick-up, people are obviously ignoring the deep pain left from the Bush Years: policy, political malfeasance and violations of International law.

If we experience memory lapses regarding the utter seriousness of the Bush years, could it be we have grown callous of the pain? Moreover, has the pain become the norm?

President Obama in response to revelations of CIA abuses (International and national abusers) for the first time has commented about US sanctioned torture. 

http://www.nbcnews.com/video.…..

Anyone with a modicum of intellect who doesn’t shroud themselves in “anti-truth” protective gear, knows the sanctioned violation of international law and human decency had deep roots in the White House.

If you know Dick Cheney, you know this person.   Yes, you know one of two Cheney daughters.

If you follow current events or watch national news (especially Fox News), you also know whenever criticism of the Bush Years manifest Liz Cheney appears as surely as the ever-present Blow Fly’s quick attain to rotting organic material.

Needless to say, after Obama comments on Friday, the buzz of Liz Cheney could be heard on the Hannity Show.  

US abuse of prisoners and Water-Boarding torture were authorized while Dick Cheney occupied an office in the White House. More severe forms of torture, of course, is never photographed by US forces and operatives. We can only assume the extent to which people were treated under the horror of “enhanced interrogation.” 

      


Former congressman for Florida and former military office, Allen West, was allowed to resign his military commission to avoid the Military Code of Justice prosecution for torture while serving in Iraq.

Yet, Liz Cheney buzzed-off to the willing programmers and producer of the Hannity Show to mimic Blow Fly feeding and procreation (leaving eggs). She referred to people who perpetrated violation of International Law acts against humanity as “patriots?”   

While, this is the perfect spot for ending this screed, I must comment a bit more.

As we observe continuing ugliness from America’s conservatives and far Right politicians, I also continue to hear people and members of congress, as well as President Obama and Vice President Biden, say: “…this is not what America is about.”    
No, the US officials who sanctioned, ordered and relished torture are not patriots. In fact, President Obama’s first approval “hit” from liberal America was his policy of not pursuing investigation of violation of International Law. 

The perpetrators should have been, as a minimum, investigated and castigated for their acts. An exceptional nation would have taken some form of official and legal actions as a barometer for acceptable behavior and as a guidepost for US History.

Palin: Stupid Is As Stupid Does….And Stupid Is Dangerous!

In Eric Holder, Hannity, Obama, Obama Administration, Palin, Stupid Is As Stupid Does, Who's looking out for the American workers? Who has their backs? Who fights for them? We should. on July 14, 2014 at 1:42 PM

If you have already witnessed the horrid video that follows feel free to skip the YouTube post and move to the items below.  
The six minute segment is typical Palin, including on-camera attire, discombobulated and confusing speaking locution, and guiding direction for the show host, lend better to skipping through the segment. I have also posted a transcript of the interview for those who refuse exposure to the carnival exhibit like Palin.



                                                Published on Jul 9, 2014

Sarah Palin: ‘It’s Time to Impeach’. Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.” 

Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America. It’s the only promise he has kept. Discrediting the price paid for America’s exceptionalism over our history, he’s given false hope and taxpayer’s change to millions of foreign nationals who want to sneak into our country illegally. Because of Obama’s purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in, competing against Americans for our jobs and limited public services. There is no end in sight as our president prioritizes parties over doing the job he was hired by voters to do. Securing our borders is obviously fundamental here; it goes without saying that it is his job.  

The federal government is trillions of dollars in debt; many cities are on the verge of insolvency; our overrun healthcare system, police forces, social services, schools, and our unsustainably generous welfare-state programs are stretched to the max. We average Americans know that. So why has this issue been allowed to be turned upside down with our “leader” creating such unsafe conditions while at the same time obstructing any economic recovery by creating more dependents than he allows producers? His friendly wealthy bipartisan elite, who want cheap foreign labor and can afford for themselves the best “border security” money can buy in their own exclusive communities, do not care that Obama tapped us out.   

Have faith that average American workers — native-born and wonderful legal immigrants of all races, backgrounds, and political parties — do care because we’re the ones getting screwed as we’re forced to follow all our government’s rules while others are not required to do so. Many now feel like strangers in their own land. It’s the American worker who is forced to deal with Obama’s latest crisis with our hard-earned tax dollars while middle class wages decrease, sustainable jobs get more scarce, and communities become unrecognizable and bankrupted due to Obama’s flood of illegal immigration.   

Who’s looking out for the American workers? Who has their backs? Who fights for them?   

We should.  

President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here. It’s not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights.   

It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment. 

The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.

Sean Hannity and Fox News trot-out the inimitable Palin for no other reason than to deliver of message to Hannity’s loyal followers. 

The response to the Hannity interview has been refreshing. 

I am reading many conservatives and members of the GOP would like Palin to “shut-up” via distancing themselves from her drivel.  As I hear and read such, I will admit to thinking in terms of GOP lip service vs meaning criticism. Also, the reports do not include comment about Fox News’s regular Palin bookings. If Fox Books Pain on Hannity;s show, there will be no relief. She will not shut-up if there is any prospect of a payday! Thus, the GOP is suffering like Dr. Frankenstein from a monster of its own creation. From the Left reaction to Palin’s impeachment comments are a muted reality. I find it intriguing the Obama Administration has given the go ahead for a top level official to answer questions about Palin’s nascent remarks. It is existentially shameful our national media is so influenced by a person who has proven a lack of cognitive acumen coupled with a tendency towards diarrhea of the mouth. The word “impeachment” broadcast across Fox News airways, obviously is a cause for concern and worth of addressing at the highest levels. President Obama has started to issue quips regarding impeachment mantra. Of much more significance, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed Palin’s exhortation to impeach while sitting for a very rare appearance on a Sunday morning news program. why of much more significance? Holder directly addressed the half-term Governor of Alaska and his perception of her lack of qualification and lack of competence to speak on the topic of impeachment.

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