"Every step of the way, as information is learned, as intelligence is approved of what happened on the ground that night, the president makes it available to members of Congress and to the public. It's been a very transparent process and he's determined to bring whoever perpetrated this against the four Americans to justice," Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said on NBC's "Today" show this morning.
"No, look, you know, we live in a dangerous world. Anytime American lives are lost it's a terrible tragedy, and the president acted quickly to make sure every other embassy was protected. We're getting to the bottom of it. And we need to work this investigation through. It's really important that we not politicize this process," Cutter said when "Today" host Willie Geist asked if President Obama will concede that the terror attack in Libya was a foreign policy failure.
"It's unfortunate that those across the aisle are trying to divide us right now," Cutter added.
Honestly, I believe we are at the point with these Brownshirts that we need to videotape them in the act of vandalism, ask them to leave, and when they come for you to do physical harm you shoot the fuckers dead.
Night riders. Remember the Klan was at home with the Donks.
Klan members adopted masks and robes that hid their identities and added to the drama of their night rides, their chosen time for attacks. Many of them operated in small towns and rural areas where people otherwise knew each other's faces, and sometimes still recognized the attackers. "The kind of thing that men are afraid or ashamed to do openly, and by day, they accomplish secretly, masked, and at night." With this method both the high and the low could be attacked. The Ku Klux Klan night riders "sometimes claimed to be ghosts of Confederate soldiers so, as they claimed, to frighten superstitious blacks. Few freedmen took such nonsense seriously."
The Klan attacked black members of the Loyal Leagues and intimidated southern Republicans and Freedmen's Bureau workers. When they killed black political leaders, they also took heads of families, along with the leaders of churches and community groups, because these people had many roles in society. Agents of the Freedmen's Bureau reported weekly assaults and murders of blacks. "Armed guerrilla warfare killed thousands of Negroes; political riots were staged; their causes or occasions were always obscure, their results always certain: ten to one hundred times as many Negroes were killed as whites." Masked men shot into houses and burned them, sometimes with the occupants still inside. They drove successful black farmers off their land. "Generally, it can be reported that in North and South Carolina, in 18 months ending in June 1867, there were 197 murders and 548 cases of aggravated assault."
Klan violence worked to suppress black voting. More than 2,000 persons were killed, wounded and otherwise injured in Louisiana within a few weeks prior to the Presidential election of November 1868. Although St. Landry Parish had a registered Republican majority of 1,071, after the murders, no Republicans voted in the fall elections. White Democrats cast the full vote of the parish for Grant's opponent. The KKK killed and wounded more than 200 black Republicans, hunting and chasing them through the woods. Thirteen captives were taken from jail and shot; a half-buried pile of 25 bodies was found in the woods. The KKK made people vote Democratic and gave them certificates of the fact. - wiki
History may not repeat itself, but the currents are strong.
The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law -- and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.
Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama's campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens.
Walker said he used his actual street address in England but entered Arkansas as his state with the Schenectady, NY, ZIP code of 12345.
"When I did Romney's, the payment got rejected on the grounds that the address on the card did not match the address that I entered," he said. "Romney's Web site wanted the code from the back of card. Barack Obama's didn't."
In September, Obama's campaign took in more than $2 million from donors who provided no ZIP code or incomplete ZIP codes, according to data posted on the Federal Election Commission Web site.
The Obama campaign said the FEC data was the result of "a minor technical error."
"All the ZIP codes and numbers are real and can be verified," spokesman Michael Czin said.
Just one more example of the the media falling down on the job. (yeah, like we needed another one!) We need a free press, not one that is the media arm of a particular political party. You guys suck.
"O" is a protected species. Nothing short of voting him out convincingly will get rid of him. Most likely, he has a number of impeachable offenses but no one wants to touch him for fear of riots in the street. Since the Senate would not convict him, it is a waste of time to think about it.
Willie Brown, the former mayor of San Francisco, reported Saturday that President Barack Obama Because I won... held a semi-secret conference call with the racist preacher Jeremiah Wright and other ministers last weekend to boost African-American turnout. But Obama for America campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith denied it flatly to The Daily Caller on Sunday.
"It is not true," Smith, the campaign's rapid-response director, wrote in an email to TheDC.
Brown reported his claim in his San Francisco Chronicle column Saturday evening,
Pressed on whether Wright has "engaged any campaign activity with President B.O. over the last two months," Smith replied, "He has not. The story is totally incorrect."
Brown's claim of a secret outreach effort to a group of black religious figures including Obama's former pastor came with a parallel claim that anti-black racism will drop Obama's Election Day results by roughly 4 percentage points below pre-election polls.
"By my estimate, you have to build in a three- to five-point slip from the poll numbers for any black candidate on Election Day ... [so] you need to pump up the black vote by equal measure," he wrote in his Oct. 20 column.
Anonymous reports coming out of the Middle East indicate President Obama may be planning military action to take place in the days before the U.S. presidential election.
Certain individuals currently deployed in various U.S. land, sea, and/or air missions in the Middle East are indicating they've heard about possibilities that could take place one to two days before the election: perhaps against Iran, perhaps elsewhere in the Middle East.
These individuals have no idea what might be coming, but some of them indicate receiving upgraded clearances and travel documents that will allow them to move more easily between countries should something big take place in the region.
When Gov. Romney began threatening to overtake Obama in the polls two weeks ago, various commentators wondered aloud whether Obama would use a military strike to try to show his toughness and bolster his numbers. And when Gallup showed a consistent 6-point lead for Romney last week, callers asked Rush Limbaugh if he thought such an attack-for-votes scheme were actually possible?
Limbaugh did not confirm or deny whether he thought such an attack were possible. Rather, he simply said such an attack would be seen for what it really was -- a desperate attempt to get votes.
Some of our brave men and women in uniform in the Middle East not only believe such attack is possible, but that a November surprise is actually in the works.
The problem I have with all this "strike" Libya, and/or Iran and the "Circle the Wagons" to rally around our President: In this anti-war feelings within our American populace now... I'm just not understanding this -- this is the same populace that is to rally around Obama because he lobs a few missiles, but yet, when we have an American Ambassador for the first time since 1979, and three other Americans murdered
... there is just no "Rally Around the Flag" coming out.
A full tilt military strike would alienate too much of B-HO's base. It would also require decision-making, something he is not known for. He might drone-zap a few guys, but that won't win him any points from anyone who wasn't already in the bag. Some nice opportunities for grand speechifying though.
My take is that there will be a January (non-)surprise, when 0bama and the Demoncrats buy into their own lies and refuse to yield the government to The Forces Of Evil in the face of an election-that-they-could-not-steal.
The Romney surge isn't, as it looks once again like Mittens is having great difficulties breaking out absolutely positively categorically undeniably ...@etc. decisively from the statistical MOE.
Have serious doubts about that being the case. Most poll internals seem to have a larger, often significantly larger, Democrat turnout advantage than in '08 when Obama was "The One" running against a hapless McCain.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.