144 thoughts on “End of the Road?”

  1. More signs of the end of the road.

    A longtime supporter of the Democratic Party, Mr. Zuckerman wrote in these pages two months ago that the entire business community was “pleading for some kind of adult supervision” in Washington and “desperate for strong leadership.”

    Among business executives who supported Barack Obama in 2008, he says, “there is enormously widespread anxiety over the political leadership of the country.” Mr. Zuckerman reports that among Democrats, “The sense is that the policies of this government have failed. . . . What they say about [Mr. Obama] when he’s not in the room, so to speak, is astonishing.”


  2. Watch the video

    Bdaman 1, October 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

    turns out he’s a used car salesman. Says anything to get the sale.

  3. Why should she…if she didn’t…Thomas has reaffirmed that there is no honor among even the least of the 5 thieves….

  4. Looks like we live in a state of secrecy now.

    U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, a Clinton appointee, has ruled that the Justice Department does not need to release emails Solicitor General Elena Kagan sent from her DOJ email account to people in the White House—in which she discussed her recusal decisions as solicitor general—because the emails were “used for a purely personal objective.”

    CNSNews.com and Judicial Watch were seeking public release of the emails through lawsuits filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

    The “purely personal objective” cited by the judge was Kagan’s goal of being confirmed to the United States Supreme Court.

    At issue is whether Kagan must recuse herself as a Supreme Court Justice when the cases challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare reach the court.


  5. Quote on

    by the way this is the first administration since the founding of the country where all of you can find out who visits the White House, First time in history.

    Barack Obama

    Quote off

    Obama administration appeals ruling on White House visitor logs.

    The Obama administration is appealing a judge’s ruling that Secret Service records of visitors to the White House complex are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

    The Justice Department filed a formal notice of appeal Friday afternoon regarding U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell’s August ruling rejecting arguments that the so-called WAVES records belong to the White House even though they are maintained and used by the Secret Service.

    The decision to appeal the ruling to the D.C. Circuit would appear to be in tension with Obama’s repeated pledges to operate the most transparent administration in history. The White House announced in Sept. 2009 that it was voluntarily releasing the names of most White House visitors from Sept. 15 forward. However, the conservative group Judicial Watch sought information on visits before that date.


  6. Good one Hen. How ya Been ?

    Looks like it’s the end of the road for openness and transparency.

    Congress isn’t getting a glimpse of what’s on President Barack Obama’s Blackberry – or any more internal White House communications related to the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.

    House Republicans investigating the loan controversy had requested all internal White House documents about the issue. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee chair Rep. Cliff Stearns said that includes emails on the President’s Blackberry.

    On Friday the White House Counsel sent a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee explaining they won’t comply with the request because it “implicates longstanding and significant institutional Executive Branch confidentiality interests.”

    The response is hardly a surprise given past administrations’ refusal to comply with similar congressional requests.


  7. Bdaman-

    The menu change was a last minute improvisation. PETA had threatened to surround the White House and sing “Kumbaya” all night long if the chef served the planned menu of dog meat kabobs and kimshi.

  8. What a dumb ass

    The Obamas served Japanese cuisine to their Korean guests at the official state dinner this week. Apparently, the smartest president ever forgot about the 270,000 Koreans who died in Japanese slave camps during World War II.

    The end of the road can’t come soon enough for this dupe.

  9. Off topic but it looks like it’s the end of the road.

    Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law

    Associated Press

    After months insisting that could be fixed, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, finally admitted Friday she doesn’t see how.

    “Despite our best analytical efforts, I do not see a viable path forward for CLASS implementation at this time,” Sebelius said in a letter to congressional leaders.

    The law required the administration to certify that CLASS would remain financially solvent for 75 years before it could be put into place.

    But officials said they discovered they could not make CLASS both affordable and financially solvent while keeping it a voluntary program open to virtually all workers, as the law also required.


  10. Mike S and Blouise-

    I agree with your analysis on Jeb. Don’t have time to comment further now. The Dentist awaits. Just a checkup.

  11. Sw Mom-

    I have the Milwaukee Brewers to support, but my heart isn’t in it. The loss of the Milwaukee Braves traumatized me for life. That was a once in a lifetime love affair. Ask any old guy in Milwaukee what was the greatest tragedy in American history. He will tell you it was the day the Braves moved to ——-. Truly, “A day that will live in infamy”.

    Watch Buster Keaton Sunday night in “Seven Chances” on Turner Classic Movies at 7:00 P.M.Central. Possibly the funniest movie ever made.

  12. SwM,

    You and I have spent years working within the Democratic party and if truth be known … you and I are far more liberal than the majority of the democrats we work with. Most of them are to the center which is where Obama sits and which is what we never liked about him in the first place.

    The thing about democrats, which I have always found fascinating, is their individual combination of issues. I know a whole lot of Pro-Choicers who are also ardent supporters of the NRA. I can feel the professor’s frustration over the torture issue and the death list for the majority of democrats I deal with shrug their shoulders … this is war, a different kind of war but war never-the-less and in war, shit happens … yet they are furiously anti death penalty. Go figure.

    Sherrod Brown is a good liberal and I like him a lot but he’s a better Democrat, if you know what I mean. He and Obama are best buds.

  13. Blouise, The democrats I talk to are more content with Obama than I am They would not consider voting against him a primary. Some but certainly not all on the blog that are critical did not vote for him in 2008 so he is not really losing their votes. Saw Sherrod on TV last night. Maybe he will run in 2016. There is no baseball today, Henman, and the leaves in Texas don’t turn until about Thanksgiving time. My red oaks are still green.lol

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