At his second fundraiser of the evening in Los Angeles on Sunday, President Obama told a group of donors that the last days of his re-election campaign is not about “clinging on to an office. It’s not about power. It’s not about perks. It’s not about winning. It’s about can we sustain over the next 30 days and then over the next four years … the sense that there’s something about this country that allows everybody to get a fair shot.”
Hope and change have evolved into fair shots. There's nothing the gov't can do to impose fair shots,people have to do it themselves by some sort of job know how.How does someone staying up all night playing video games ensure themselves a fair shot?
Obama's supporters interpret fair shots as an increase in their handout checks.
The people "not getting a fair shot" are displaced private sector workers and struggling or former small businesspeople. Obama put them where they are now. I don't think he's referring to them when he talks about "fairness", either.
Power, perks, and winning. That's exactly what it's about. How many other President's have you heard bring up the 'perks' as often as these two? Remember their first 'date'? Took Air Force One on a little ride to New York courtesy of the taxpayer. You can bet they are milking it for all it's worth.
How is it possible for the Unaffordable Care Act to have given the waiter's mother the coverage she needed? It hasn't even taken effect yet. Unless she joined a state's high risk coverage pool prior to her stroke, and THEN received treatment she wasn't eligible to receive under Medicare, this story simply IS NOT POSSIBLE.
A "fair shot" for everyone...hmmm, maybe that's why they have all those recently acquired bullets...so they can enforce their "fair shot" strategy. The sheeple should look at Chavez's Venezuela to see what can happen when someone "spreads the wealth around." Tanks in the street, fixed elections, a government squandering the wealth and resouces of a country and providing the populace with deprivation and untold suffering. A fool's paradise.
He "milks" everything for what it's worth. And he is doing it for the power and the perks and the winning. Nothing more. He is despicable. and he gets distracted because he's afraid of Michelle. Sweet. Just what we need in a fearless leader.
How the heck does he get off saying he wants everyone to have a "fair shot". As far as I know the USA gives everyone a fair shot without his interference. Go to school, graduate, show up to work on time, work hard, and you have a chance to succeed.
H's just given us his number one goal: "it's about can we sustain...the sense that... this country... allows everybody to get a fair shot". Since he believes it's presently just a "sense" of social justice (and not the real deal), he thinks we need him to lead us to the enlightened country that America could be---where we all start out equal AGAIN through redistribution. He said exactly what he means and that's what he intends to do. This is the same pattern as "fundamentally change this country." Some just refuse to listen.
When I assumed office in January 2009, I swore an oath to preserve, protect, and defend my presidency
Unfortunately, Rasmussen has Romney winning 45 states tomorrow, prompting Secretary Napolitano to raise the Republican Takeover Threat Level to ''Vermilion.''
Fortunately, our Living Constitution authorizes the president, with Senate approval, to declare a national emergency and cling to office by postponing elections and declaring martial law.
That resolution passed the Upper Chamber moments ago by what sounded to Senator Reid like a two-thirds voice vote.
The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits American troops from being deployed on American soil. Instead, Homeland Security’s new Civilian National Security Force will assume responsibility for keeping the peace.
Elections will be held when the electorate comes to its senses. At that time, a new FOIA protocol will require citizens to mark and sign their ballots before witnesses, the information becoming part of the public record. Your friends, relatives, neighbors, and union thugs should know if you voted the way they wanted you to or the way you said you would.
In addition, the right of absentee voters to cast ballots in numbers disproportionate to their existence will continue to be protected.
I know things look bleak now, but we can postpone our fiscal reckoning until most of us are dead and gone. However, we must stop gazing longingly at the shore as riptides pull us out to sea
Yesterday, after burgers and fries on the Truman Balcony with Michelle, I thought about Churchill’s ''sunlit uplands'' metaphor. Off in the distance and deep into my second term, I could almost discern the overcast lowlands where our country’s future really lies.
My fellow Americans, I need your apathy if I’m to get us there.
who's supposed to make sure you get a fair shot? Answer: your parents. Who's supposed to make sure the elderly are taken care of? Answer: their kids. Who's supposed to protect the Constitution and our borders, build infrastructure and otherwise stay out of the way? Answer: The federal government.
Obama is right, this election is not about clinging to an office. It is a contest between the vision in which extensive parts of our lives are controlled by government versus a vision in which we have equality before the law and the opportunities that freedom to pursue a chosen career, to pursue business success, to speak freely, and to believe as one sees fit will give citizens. You can guess which vision will give people a fair shot.
Anyone dumb enough to truely believe Obama - that this election isn't about wielding and clinging to power (and soaking up more perks) is too dumb to understand half the words in his teleprompted sentences. One thing you can count on is that Obama either means or will deliver exactly the opposite of what he says.
This is a brilliant article by a writer who knows how to slip by his 'editors' (censors.) Keep in mind that 'the resonant One' is speaking to his backers:
'” In a private room at a restaurant he did not name, Obama said they were served by a “wonderful young waiter,” ...“professional, very unobtrusive,” ... they were “milking it for all that it was worth....” '
In today's world, I'm not sure that sending your children to school to get an education is going to work. Maybe if you find a financial way to send them to private schools. After all, in the public schools all they are going to get is indoctrination, not education.
This is all about clinging to power and keeping the perks for Mrs. Mooch! Tell the waiter that the Affordable Care Act will result in his mother's death when the death panel sees she had a stroke - they won't authorize any further treatment.
Susan Patton, the Princeton alumna who became famous for her letter urging Ivy League women to use their college years to find a mate, has been denounced as a traitor to feminism, to coeducation, to the university ideal. But really she’s something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively —
A New York hedge fund manager allegedly swindles $12 million from a prominent Baltimore family. An Indiana couple is accused of bilking hundreds of customers by charging for free trials of cosmetic products. A financial manager in Texas promises 23-percent returns but absconds with $33.5 million of his investors’ money in a classic Ponzi scheme.All three cases have one thing in common: money that ended up in offshore accounts and trusts set up in tax havens around the world.
Former News Corp president Peter Chernin has bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu´s sale process. The website, jointly controlled by News Corp and Walt Disney Co, reached out to potential buyers in March after initially contemplating a deal in which one would buy out the other. It is not clear whether that transaction is still being contemplated.
After lengthy investigations, the Pentagon has determined that three Army generals committed misconduct in separate incidents, adding to an unusually long list of senior military commanders who have been censured over the past year.On Friday, defense officials confirmed that Army Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, the commander of a strategic counterterrorism force on the Horn of Africa, was fired March 28 on charges of sexual misconduct. Two officials familiar with the case said Baker was investigated for allegedly groping a female civilian employee after he had been drinking.
The Obama administration appeared eager Thursday to downplay the North Korean military’s latest threat that it has the final authority to carry out “cutting-edge, smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear strikes on the United States.“This is just the latest in a long line of aggressive statements,” (Snip)the recent tension between Washington and Pyongyang “does not need to get hotter.”The remarks were the first public reaction from the Obama administration since Wednesday’s claim by the North Korean military that the “moment of explosion is approaching fast” with the possibility of war breaking out “today or tomorrow.”
President Obama´s biggest gaffe yesterday when speaking of California Attorney General Kamala Harris was not in flirtatiously complimenting her as "the best-looking attorney general," but in introducing an observation from the system of beauty into a forum that was about the system of power.What´s that, you say? Irin Carmon does a great job in Salon in laying out the bounds of propriety for when it´s appropriate to talk about a woman´s looks as a general matter. But I´ve long felt we lack a solid theoretical underpinning for easily discussing these issues, and why precisely it is that
Political scientist Charles Murray has never backed away from controversy, but usually his opponents have been liberals. Friday, however, he managed to upset conservatives at the annual conference known as CPAC, where thousands of bewildered Republicans gathered to figure out the way forward after their party’s 2012 electoral defeat. Murray ditched his prepared remarks on “America Coming Apart” in favor of an impromptu admonition to fellow conservatives to accept the legalization of both gay marriage and abortion.
VATICAN CITY—It took Jorge Mario Bergoglio four minutes to convince fellow cardinals he was their leader. Speaking in the Paul VI grand hall of the Vatican, the Argentine cardinal warned the Catholic Church against focusing too much on matters close to home—advice that came against the backdrop of a papacy that had been consumed by infighting among Vatican officials, a dwindling flock in Europe and secular trends in the West. The 76-year-old Father Jorge, as he is known back home, said Roman Catholicism needed to shift its focus outward, to the world beyond Rome—rather than being "self-referential," he said.
When President Obama gets to Jerusalem next week, one of the signals to listen for is an indication of what country he thinks he’s in. Normally this is clear when the President — any president — goes to the capital of a foreign country. He’s in whatever country the capital is capital of. But Mr. Obama has been refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Not only that, but he has been refusing to admit that Jerusalem is even in Israel.
Approaching his first presidential trip to Israel, President Obama offered a fresh and foolish — if not feckless — assessment of the Iranian nuclear threat. "Right now, we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually deliver a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close,” the President told an Israeli television interviewer, in the process cutting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off at the knees and giving the mullahs breathing room to keep enriching uranium.
I hope I´m not too late to the fight.Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul´s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn´t give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with "lethal force, such as a drone strike … and without trial."
An unfortunate story on CBS New York Thursday carried this headline: "Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read." It´s a shocker, but it´s also untrue. And to make things worse, the story that followed was riddled with typos. According to the New York Post, which reported the same story earlier on Thursday, "79.3 percent of city public-school grads who went to CUNY’s six two-year colleges arrived without having mastered the basics" of reading, writing, and math, and had to take non-credit remedial classes to catch up.
The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Winfrey, one of the world´s richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was "too expensive" for her. Shop owner Trudie Gotz told the BBC that Winfrey was "absolutely allowed" to look at the $35,000 (£22,500) bag, which was kept behind a screen. "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn´t want
Nobody tells Oprah she can´t afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The entertainer earned an estimated $77 million from June 2012 to June 2013 alone, according to Forbes, but she says she still experiences racism because she is African American. Take this latest incident in Switzerland, where "The Butler" star went to attend the nuptials of good friend and singer Tina Turner last month.
At a White House press conference Friday afternoon, President Obama said that health insurance plans offered under Obamacare will be "significantly cheaper" than plans currently on the market, but a string of recent reports say that isn´t true. "What happens on October 1, in 53 days, is for the remaining 15 percent of the population that doesn´t have health insurance, they´re going to be able to go on a website or call up a call center and sign up for affordable, quality health insurance at a significantly cheaper rate than what they can get right now on
While media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been promoting her new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she revealed she was a recent victim of profiling while shopping in a store in Zurich.(Snip)“I was in Zurich the other day at a store, whose name I will not mention,” Winfrey said on “Entertainment Tonight,” “and I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear…but obviously, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me.” Winfrey went on to explain that she was in Zurich for Tina Turner’s wedding,
The Washington Post is a legend in the minds of the Washington elite, so its financial decline has caused quiet panic. As NPR media reporter David Folkenflik put it, “You think of stories like the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, these are all stories where The Washington Post led the nation’s understanding, the world’s understanding of some major issues.” Outside the liberal media, you wonder how long Post fans can wallow in their Nixon-crumbling polyester “glory days” in the early 1970s. But nostalgia ruled as the Graham family sold the Post to Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com.
Tonight, I went on Lawrence O´Donnell´s show, and Lawrence O´Donnell yelled at me. Or, rather, he O´Reilly´d at me. That O´Donnell interrupted and harangued and mansplained and was generally an angry grandpa at me is not what I take issue with, however. What bothers me is that, look: your producers take the time to find experts to come on the show, answer your questions, and, hopefully, clarify the issue at hand.
“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. (Snip) There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.
The Clintons have decided to rent a different house in the Hamptons this summer after they only received a small portion of their security deposit back from the home they rented last year. The famous Democrats have been frequent visitors to the expensive summer getaway in Long Island, and rented the same beachfront house in 2011 and 2012. [Snip] When it comes to rentals in the Hamptons, many owners use the security deposits as a way to pay for the utility fees like heat and grounds-keeping charges. It should be little surprise then that the Lily Pond Lane home
Forty to 50 House Republicans will support immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) predicted Thursday. Gutiérrez said many of the Republicans supportive of immigration reform don’t want to be identified, but he insisted they would support comprehensive immigration reform. “If they ask me today, go find those 40 to 50 Republicans, I’ll tell them I found them. I know where they’re at,” Gutiérrez said in an interview with Ed O’Keefe at The Washington Post.
President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that the White House will publicly release a summary of the legal authorities through which the National Security Agency conducts its controversial surveillance programs. ´Given the history of abuse by governments,´ he said, it is important to explain how such a program is managed, and - equally important - what it may not do. He described his working relationship with Vladimir Putin as ´candid´ and ´blunt,´ and seemed to dismiss concerns that the Russian president´s body language indicated a lack of willingness to work with the United States.
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama opened the first summer vacation of his second term Saturday on Martha’s Vineyard, trading Washington debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care overhaul for a hoped-for carefree week filled with golf, beach outings and hanging-out time with family and friends. (Snip) As Air Force One flew north, Obama got into a vacation mindset by trading his suit and tie for more suitable attire: khakis and a blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves. First lady Michelle Obama, who introduced him at the convention, kept her yellow-and-white
Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died Saturday at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas following a brief, undisclosed illness, said her publicist, Howard Bragman. Gorme was a successful band singer and nightclub entertainer when she was invited to join the cast of Steve Allen´s local New York television show in 1953. She sang solos and also did duets and comedy skits with Lawrence, a rising young singer who had joined