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There’s a great article over at Breitbart.com today HERE that makes some very good points about why John McCain lost the Presidential race in 2008.  Namely, that Steve Schmidt, McCain’s race manager, was too self-absorbed and inexperienced to run such a campaign; NOT that Sarah Palin was any kind of liability to the ticket.

The article further implies that the trashing of Sarah Palin that continues today is primarily due to Steve Schmidt’s friends and minions trying to salvage his lifetime losing streak.

The 42 year-old New Jersey native’s campaign experience started with work for four failed state and national races during his mid to late twenties—ranging from the Kentucky Attorney General’s race in 1995 to working as Communication Director for Lamar Alexander’s 2000 presidential bid. He also managed failed Lt. Governor and Senatorial bids in California in 1998. (more…)

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Steve Schmidt, noted Republican Imbecile who managed to completely blow all chance of a McCain victory last year by allowing in-fighting between the McCain and Palin camps, is is coming out of the closet with his Palin hatred:

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Steve Schmidt, Camera-Hog & Founder of the He-Man Palin-Haters Club. No Girl Candidates Allowed!

Speaking at the Atlantic’s “First Draft of History” symposium in Washington today (liveblog here), John McCain campaign adviser Steve Schmidt continued his complete reversal on Sarah Palin’s political future. The man who pushed McCain to nominate Palin as his running mate in 2008 and defended her against criticisms of her inexperience now believes that she could never win a presidential election.

“Most politicians of prominence write a book,” Schmidt said, a reference to Palin’s upcoming “Going Rogue.” “My honest view is that she would not be a winning candidate for president, and if she was [a candidate], the results would be . . . catastrophic. It’s fairly inconceivable she could be elected.”

First, I find it frankly unbelievable that Schmidt ever “pushed McCain to nominate Palin as his running mate in 2008 and defended her against criticisms of her inexperience.” It sounds more like Monday morning quarterbacking to justify his “sudden” negativity towards the best thing that’s happened to the Republican ticket since Teddy Roosevelt.

megan john mccainKind of like all those “I’ve-been-a-Republican-all-my-life” people who endorsed Obama last year, if you catch my drift; many of who were later outed to have been Democrap operatives.

So why the sudden Palin-spew? Fox & Friends reports this morning that the McCain Camp is touting a new plan to “Rebuild the republican Party.”

So, apparently John’s running again in 2012. Big Deal. Wasn’t impressed last time; but if John McCain wants to become the Republican Pat Paulsen, that’s his business.

~Johnny~

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From RedState This Morning:

Yesterday, in announcing his intention to vote against the confirmation of Judge Sotomayor, the Senator outlined – as clearly and succinctly as anyone has – the conservative rationale for opposing her. His entire statement can be found here, but it is summed up nicely in his closing paragraph:

mccain_stern“Judicial activism demonstrates a lack of respect for the popular will that is at fundamental odds with our republican system of government. And, as I stated earlier, regardless of one’s success in academics and in government service, an individual who does not appreciate the common sense limitations on judicial power . . . lacks a key qualification for a lifetime appointment to the bench. For this reason, and no other, I am unable to support Judge Sotomayor’s nomination.”

THAT is the argument. Her openly activist views do, in fact, disqualify her for the Court. It is not, as some have wrongly stated, enough that she is “qualified” in the academic sense. And it is critical that Republicans echo these sentiments loudly and clearly – because doing so will both beat back false accusations of anti-hispanic bias, and begin to clarify the Republican threshold for Judicial nominees.

We know the outcome of the nomination – but Republicans can use this as a teachable moment to make clear what they require of judicial nominees. John McCain made a great case and his fellow Republicans should follow

And I am absolutely thrilled to finally find something I can wholeheartedly support the Senator from Arizona on. After his left turn during the campaign in a vain and shallow attempt to please all people in all things, it’s a distinct pleasure to be able to see the Senator demonstrate the intestinal fortitude he showed in the Hanoi Hilton.

Had he shown this resolve during the election, we’d all be saluting President McCain today.

There’s a teachable moment, too.

~Johnny~

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Oh, this is rich! I’d laugh my butt off if the very security of our country wasn’t at stake by these moronic imbeciles. The same Democraps who rushed through a Stimulus Bill, who rushed through a Cap & trade Bill, who are trying to rush through Socialized healthcare, all to the tunes of Billions upon billions of dollars, are now claiming that the border fence is going to be too expensive!

mexico_us_border_viol_bada_r350x200So . . . they can spend waste trillions of dollars on salmon farming, tatoo removal, and other such frippery, but they can’t afford a few billion for a damned border fence?

This is how Team Obama keeps their promises; they pass the bills, then they sneak out the things they don’t like in Conference Comittee:

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from states in the Southwest are urging the House leadership to block a proposal requiring construction of 700 miles of pedestrian fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The push to move the language in a Senate-passed bill comes as House and Senate legislators meet in conference committee to iron our differences in the two pieces of legislation. The House version has no such requirement.

House Democrats from Texas, Arizona and California contend that requiring a double-layered fence — instead of using vehicle barriers and cameras and sensors — “represents wasteful spending that could alternatively be used for multitude of valuable security purposes.”

Those lawmakers, led by Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that the funds would be better used to support “our understaffed, crowded and overburdened ports of entry.”

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., the author of the amendment, said he would work “to ensure no one cuts or weakens this important provision in conference.”

kay_bailey_hutchison_official_photo_2Voting for the amendment in the Senate were, Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, the two Republican senators from Texas, California Democrat Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and Republicans John McCain and Jon Kyl from Arizona.

New Mexico Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, both Democrats, voted against the amendment.

Congress authorized 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Secure Fence Initiative of 2006. DHS has 370 miles of fence under contract, with the remainder to be secured with vehicle barriers, and technology and sensors to create a “virtual fence.”   More than 630 miles of the fence and barriers have been completed, said Claude Knighten, a Customs and Border Patrol spokesman.

DeMint’s amendment would require that pedestrian fence account for all 700 miles of barriers, eliminating vehicle barriers and “virtual fence.” The amendment also calls for completion by Dec. 31, 2010.

You cannot trust these guys any farther than . . . well, you just can’t trust them, period.

~Johnny~

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After Months of Spluttering and re-stating her initial contention that the CIA has somehow lied to or mislead Congress (a charge CIA doofus-in-charge Leon Panetta initially denied) San Fran Nan is at it again, with an old refrain much-heard trom the Obama Administration lapdogs:

“It’s All Bush’s Fault!” (or, in this case, the Evil Darth Cheney‘s Fault!):

Former Vice President Dick Cheney uses his Sith mind-powers to befuddle weak-minded Leon Panetta.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney uses his Sith mind-powers to befuddle weak-minded Leon Panetta.

The former US vice president Dick Cheney directed the CIA not to inform Congress about a counter terrorism program that the CIA director, Leon Panetta, ended last month, according to revelations by US intelligence officials.

Which by it’s very definition it was not required to be told to Congress. Only programs in full operation are required briefing information — not prototypes that haven’t been fully deployed yet.    If San Fran Nan had paid attention to the briefing instead of texting her BFF she’d know that.

Idiot.

The programme, the nature of which is not known, was set up eight years ago after the 9/11 attacks, reported the New York Times, citing a former intelligence official and another government official familiar with Panetta’s briefing to the House and Senate intelligence committees on 24 June.

Upon learning of the programme a day earlier from within the CIA, Panetta terminated it and called an emergency meeting with the committees the following day. He told them the programme had existed but had now been cancelled.

Which should underscore why Panetta is such a moron; he panicked when he found out about this program, which (again) did not have brief Congress until it was beyond the ‘developmental” stage.

Revelations about Cheney’s role in making decisions for the CIA on whether or not to notify Congress came as a surprise to some on the committees, said another government official who, like the other sources, spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the issue in public.

In other words, they knowingly leaked material on a classified program. Lovely.  now, here’s the kicker:

The revelation about Cheney comes as the House of Representatives prepares to debate a bill that would require the White House to expand the number of members who are told about covert operations. The White House has threatened a veto over concerns that wider congressional notifications could compromise the secrecy of the operations.

You mean, like the Imbecile who “spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the issue in public.”  Like that guy?  I hate to tell you, Mister President, but you’ve already GOT that problem, buddy.

So let’s recap for a moment here, for the Pelosi’s amongsts us who lose track of things:

  1. nancy_pelosiIt was a prototype program — which means it didn’t have to be told to Congress until it wa operational.
  2. Vice President Cheney knew that — and told the CIA so.
  3. Leon Panetta didn’t know that — even though he’s in charge of the CIA — and panicked.
  4. And apparently the White House has decided to throw Panetta to the wolves to take the heat off Pissant Pelosi.

Lovely.

The story really should be told here is that the Bush Administration had a nascent program to gain intelligence from terrorist states that worked (sometimes) — and that Panetta shut it down to provide cover for Pelosi‘s idiot ramblings.

Whole lotta Transparency goin’ on Here — that’s for sure.

Tell me again how Bush was worse?  Tell me again how McCain would’ve been a disaster?

~Johnny~

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The Fabulous Gateway Pundit has the latest unemployment figures, which continue to far outstrip the projections of the Obama Administration.

An actual Catastrophe:

Bureau of Labor Statistics– via Sweetness and Light

The US economy lost 598,000 jobs in January.
The US economy lost 706,000 jobs in February.
The US economy lost 742,000 jobs in March.
The US economy lost 545,000 jobs in April.
The US economy lost 485,000 jobs in May.

And, in June the US lost another 473,000 jobs.

According to my math, that’s 3,545,000 jobs this year alone.

Reuters reported:

U.S. private sector job cuts fell in June to their lowest in eight months, . . . and the economy may be on track to lose another one million workers by year-end.

Private employers cut 473,000 jobs in June, down from 485,000 in May, according to a report by ADP Employer Services published on Wednesday.

This means a couple of things:

  • 51937690The Stimulus – Isn’t – Working — Mainly because most of the money doesn’t take effect for another two years.
  • The Obama Administration either (a) doesn’t care, or (b) can’t do a thing to stop it.

Yeah, that McCain sure would have been worse, wouldn’t he?

~~Johnny~~

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* * *  An Open Letter To Senator John McCain, (Idiot), AZ * * *

Dear John;

You’re an Idiot. Shut Up and Go Home already.

51937690I don’t suppose I have to tell you that you weren’t my first choice for President.  I would have rather Fred Thompson been the nominee.  Failing that, Mitt Romeny had the experience, intellect, and ethics I could support.  But you ended up being the Republican nominee, so I supported you.  In the words of Ronald Reagan, “Thou shalt not speak evil of another Republican.”  And I didn’t.

But during the Immigration Bill debate, you publicly cursed out my Senator and called him a “chickensh*t” whn he disagreed with you. You voted for the Bailout bills — not once, but twice, John — Twice! They have no conditions on them. They have no accountability to the taxpayer, John. Hello?

Where the hell’s my money, John?

And now we’re seeing you meeting with Obama trying to work together. Work together? Are you SERIOUS? Hello, McFly???

John, These people don’t even get along with each other:

Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter appeared to greet former Republican President George H.W. Bush and his wife warmly, kissing Barbara Bush on the cheek. But as Carter passed fellow Democrats Bill and Hillary Clinton, the two men did not appear to acknowledge each others presence at all. Relations between the Carters and the Clintons have reportedly been frosty for years, dating back to 1980, when Carter’s landslide defeat to Ronald Reagan may have cost Clinton the Arkansas governor’s mansion.

In the 90s Clinton was said to resent some of Carter’s freelance diplomacy. Carter, for his part, spared no criticism of Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Recently, during a photo opportunity at the Oval Office, following a lunch with Barack Obama and the ex-Presidents, Clinton and Carter stood next to one another, but miles apart.

These are the people who catcalled and mocked George Bush at the Obama Inauguration – and Obama didn’t say a word, did he?

The crowd packed on the west side of the Capitol grounds serenaded President Bush in mocking fashion when he took to the inaugural stage alongside Vice President Dick Cheney.

“Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, good-bye,” a section of the crowd chanted.

The crowd packed immediately below the podium received Bush in stony silence when he took his seat on the stage surrounding the podium where Barack Obama was scheduled to take the oath office to become the 44th president of the United States.

The jeers are among the final public feedback Bush will receive as president.

These are the hateful leftiststhat think this is a GOOD Prayer:

Reverend Joseph Lowery — who used his benediction, to ask God for this:

joseph-lowery“We ask you to help us work for that day
when black will not be asked to give back,
when brown can stick around,
when yellow will be mellow,
when the red man can get ahead, man,
and when white will embrace what is right.”

Even at the inauguration of a black president, we are being called racist.

I agree.  The Native American and white parts of my heritage are deeply offended by this theoretical poem.  My wife, who is black, is frankly apalled.

Swear to God; An *Actual* photo from the Inauguration.  Classy.

Swear to God; An *Actual* photo from the Inauguration. Classy.

These people don’t want to work with you, Senator.  They are laughing at you.  They’re mocking you.  They are calling you names, like they are calling us all names.

You still want to work with them?  Be my guest — bu t just don’t call yourself a Republican, John.  The rest of us — the Conservatives in the Republican Party – just wish you’d get out of the way so that the damage is minimized.

The honeymoon’s already over, Senator.  Wake up already.

~~JD~~

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