Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NY Post Reports Obama Spoke To Blago Re: Senate Seat
Obama Publicly Denied any Contact at The Time

April 27, 2010 -- The New York Post, per an article by Charles Hurt, notes that "secret" papers filed in by former Governor Rod Blagojevich and inadvertently made public, reveal that he and then-Senator Barack Obama indeed had a conversation at the time of Obama's election to the Presidency. But just one week later, Obama -- in responding to reporters' questions during a public meeting with Al Gore and Joe Biden -- specifically denied he had ever had a conversation with then-Governor Blagojevich about filling his about to be vacated Senate seat.
WASHINGTON -- Sections of court papers filed by scandal-scarred former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich that were mistakenly made public show a deeper involvement by President Obama in picking his Senate successor and call into question the president's public statements on the case.

According to passages in the papers filed Thursday by Blagojevich's lawyers -- which were blacked out under a judge's order but made visible by a computer glitch -- Obama, then president-elect, spoke directly to the disgraced governor on Dec. 1, 2000.

But just one week later -- on the day Blagojevich was indicted -- Obama told reporters flatly, "I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not -- I was not aware of what was happening."
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Check the Fox News video on YouTube containing that quote. (ht, Newsalert, found here, posted by radiovice.)

He was holding a press event with Al Gore and Joe Biden when the questions came up. His specific response about no contact whatsoever with Blago comes at about 3:02 minutes into the clip, or so.

In fact, you'll note that Mr. Obama went out of his way to deny having had any contact with Blago! As the reporters were firing questions, he interjected as follows:
"Hold on, hold on, hold ... hold on a second guys ... I'll just answer this one question. Uh ... I had no contact with the Governor, uh ... or his office, and so we were not ... I was not aware of uh ... what was happening. And, as I said, it's a sad day for Illinois. Beyond that I don't think it's appropriate to comment. Okay?"
(You may have to jigger just a bit with the progress bar on the time line to get it to load past 2:39, but it will load and play the key portion of the clip if you click your cursor at just before the 3:00 minute mark.)


According to the article by Charles Hurt,
"[t]he allegation is just one of a host of thorny claims about Obama that were apparently inadvertently revealed when a blogger found it was possible to read the redacted lines by simply copying and pasting them into a regular text file."
Given these developments, it's even more understandable why the White House is refusing comment on the case.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

"We'll Remember ... In November"

April 24, 2010 -- A hard hitting ad prepared by the Republican Governors Association.

Hey . . . it's not like you couldn't see this one coming!

We Will Remember from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Maxine Waters: Shocked by Vulgar Tea-Partiers!
Unlike Maxine When She Was Publicly Calling Bush A "Liar!"

04/18/2010 -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California once again demonstrates why hypocrisy is ever so near and dear to the wire-pullers of the Democrat party. Shocked, shocked the poor lady claims to be, by both the turned up volume of protesters, and by the Republican encouragement of them!

She seems to forget just a few years back when she was personally attending Code Pink rallies, calling them the "real" patriots, endorsing their rabid agenda, and publicly calling the President a "liar" in their presence.

Naked Emperor News has the clip juxtaposing her words now, with her words and actions then, (ht, Briebart.tv, here):

Here is the video clip, posted at Real Clear Politics, of the MSNBC interview segment on Morning Joe by Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC who, as you can see, barely challenges any of the outrageous comments of the Congresswoman as she spewed this blatant rubbish.

MSNBC and NBC anchors have researchers. Mika Brzezinski knew. All she would have had to do was ask the Congresswoman something like this:

"But Congresswoman, you stood up in front of a Code Pink rally, microphone in hand, and you said that the President of the United States, George Bush, was a "liar." You personally called him that name. Please explain to our audience how that was any less offensive, or even equal to what you are now complaining about when it comes to Republican members having encouraged the Tea Party protesters?"

Perhaps someday Mika may actually work up the nerve to ask such a question. And, perhaps someday, pigs will sprout those wings that the Walrus was so curious about!

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Sipprelle Wins Hunterdon Congressional Endorsement

April 8, 2010 -- Businessman Scott Sipprelle of Princeton, was declared the "overwhelming" victor by Hunterdon County Chairman Henry Kuhl, following the balloting on Thursday night of the party faithful at the New Jersey county's Republican Convention held in Flemington.

The preferential vote he won was for the official party endorsement of the town-by-town members of the county committee -- officially making him their candidate for the portion of Hunterdon that is situated in New Jersey's 12th Congressional District, a portion of which includes several mostly river towns in the lower portion of Hunterdon County. As was expected, 7th District incumbent Congressman, Leonard Lance, also won the party endorsement for the remaining portions of Hunterdon County.

This was the 5th straight county convention victory for Sipprelle, an independent investment banker who has not previously run for political office. Yet, he had won all prior party faithful endorsements in recent contests in the other NJ counties represented in the sprawling, almost dragon-shaped New Jersey district.

The 12th Congressional District literally cuts completely across the center of the state, from several Delaware River towns in both Mercer and Hunterdon counties, then running east and north of I-195, it runs all the way to where it reaches within the salt air scent and "across the street" eyesight of the Atlantic Ocean in Rumson.

Thus, in addition to the Hunterdon towns of both East and West Amwell, Lambertville, Stockton, Delaware, Kingwood, Frenchtown and Franklin, the 12th District also includes portions of the counties of Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and a portion of Franklin Twp. in Somerset County.

Here is a map of the district.

In Mercer County, the 12th includes Hopewell, Ewing, Lawrenceville, and Princeton, and a portion of Trenton, while the Middlesex towns of Plainsboro, Jamesburg, Monroe, North, South and East Brunswick, Spotsboro, and portions of Old Bridge, among others, are also included in the district. Monmouth County towns include Eatontown, Englishtown, Little Silver, Rumson, Little Silver, Tinton Falls, both Shrewsbury and Shrewsbury Township, Fair Haven, Homdel, and portions of Manalapan, Marlboro, Middletown and Freehold.

Thursday night's Hunterdon GOP party plebiscite was held at the American Legion Hall on Route 31 in Flemington. Sipprelle's clean sweep of the county endorsements should now easily make him the prohibitive favorite to win the party primary vote in the Tuesday, June 8th Primary Election.

A primary victory would then set him up for a fall campaign against Democrat incumbent 12th District Congressman, Rush Holt for this year's November 2d election. Sipprelle's most formidable Republican primary opponent, Fair Haven (Monmouth County) Mayor Mike Halfacre, recently withdrew from the race, and graciously endorsed Sipprelle.

Anticipating a primary victory, Sipprelle has already challenged Congressman Holt to a debate on healthcare, and has posted his first political ad of the race.

In addition to Holt's consistent votes for the elements of the Obama agenda, including his enthusiastic support for the recent healthcare bill, Holt has taken other positions that may make him vulnerable in November, including voting to protect the granting of federal taxpayer support for the highly controversial organization, ACORN, based on Holt's assertion that that "defunding" them constituted an unconstitutional Bill of Attainder.

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Freedom Is . . . In Our Code

04/01/2010 -- Here is a uniquely 21st Century way to describe human freedom, from a young woman who has had the courage to openly declare it to the world, in the face of a horrifying political system that has systematically propagated, and cruelly imposed the exact opposite on her people for half a century now!

And yet, she just said the following:

-- "Por suerte, como si se tratara de un virus incurable, la libertad está inscrita en el código del género humano."

-- "Fortunately, as if it were an incurable virus, freedom is written into the code of the human race."
-- Yoani Sánchez, Cuban blogger*

Because she is only 37 years old, one can say without contradiction, that Fidel Castro and communism, and now the ongoing communist regime of his brother Raul, have had an unrelenting choke hold on Cuba, fully 13 years longer than she has even been alive!

So . . . the communists and all their little apparatchiks too, must be wondering, "Where does this come from?"

Simple. It's written in the code.

* The photo is from TIME, one that is featured on her Twitter account, here.

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