June 7, 2012

What’s so New about the New Party?

Well, evidence of Barack Obama’s membership in the Chicago chapter, for starters.

Honestly: how much longer must we  pretend that only the fringe conspiracy lunatics of the “far right” have ever believed Obama to be a Marxist socialist — a stance adopted by Republican pragmatists to avoid the ridicule of other Marxist socialists looking to hide just who and what they are?

Stanley Kurtz:

On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Party’s goal.

In late October 2008, when I wrote here at National Review Online that Obama had been a member of the New Party, his campaign sharply denied it, calling my claim a “crackpot smear.” Fight the Smears, an official Obama-campaign website, staunchly maintained that “Barack has been a member of only one political party, the Democratic Party.” I rebutted this, but the debate was never taken up by the mainstream press.

Recently obtained evidence from the updated records of Illinois ACORN at the Wisconsin Historical Society now definitively establishes that Obama was a member of the New Party. He also signed a “contract” promising to publicly support and associate himself with the New Party while in office.

Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Party’s Chicago chapter read as follows:

Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.

Consistent with this, a roster of the Chicago chapter of the New Party from early 1997 lists Obama as a member, with January 11, 1996, indicated as the date he joined.

[...]

The revelation in 2008 that Obama had joined an ACORN-controlled, leftist third party could have been damaging indeed, and coming clean about his broader work with ACORN might easily have exposed these New Party ties. Because the work of ACORN and the New Party often intersected with Obama’s other alliances, honesty about his ties to either could have laid bare the entire network of his leftist political partnerships.

Although Obama is ultimately responsible for deceiving the American people in 2008 about his political background, he got help from his old associates. Each of the two former political allies who helped him to deny his New Party membership during campaign ’08 was in a position to know better.

The Fight the Smears website quoted Carol Harwell, who managed Obama’s 1996 campaign for the Illinois senate: “Barack did not solicit or seek the New Party endorsement for state senator in 1995.” Drawing on her testimony, Fight the Smears conceded that the New Party did support Obama in 1996 but denied that Obama had ever joined, adding that “he was the only candidate on the ballot in his race and never solicited the endorsement.”

We’ve seen that this is false. Obama formally requested New Party endorsement, signed the candidate contract, and joined the party. Is it conceivable that Obama’s own campaign manager could have been unaware of this? The notion is implausible. And the documents make Harwell’s assertion more remarkable still.

[...]

When the New Party controversy broke out, just about the only mainstream journalist to cover it was Politico’s Ben Smith, whose evident purpose was to dismiss it out of hand. He contacted Obama’s official spokesman Ben LaBolt, who claimed that his candidate “was never a member” of the New Party. And New Party co-founder and leader Joel Rogers told Smith, “We didn’t really have members.” But a line in the New Party’s official newsletter explicitly identified Obama as a party member. Rogers dismissed that as mere reference to “the fact that the party had endorsed him.”

This is nonsense. I exposed the falsity of Rogers’s absurd claim, and Smith’s credulity in accepting it, in 2008 (here and here). And in Radical-in-Chief I took on Rogers’s continuing attempts to justify it. The recently uncovered New Party records reveal how dramatically far from the truth Rogers’s statement has been all along.

In a memo dated January 29, 1996, Rogers, writing as head of the New Party Interim Executive Council, addressed “standing concerns regarding existing chapter development and activity, the need for visibility as well as new members.” So less than three weeks after Obama joined the New Party, Rogers was fretting about the need for new members. How, then, could Rogers assert in 2008 that his party “didn’t really have members”? Internal documents show that the entire leadership of the New Party, both nationally and in Chicago, was practically obsessed with signing up new members, from its founding moments until it dissolved in the late 1990s.

In 2008, after I called Rogers out on his ridiculous claim that his party had no members, he explained to Ben Smith that “we did have regular supporters whom many called ‘members,’ but it just meant contributing regularly, not getting voting rights or other formal power in NP governance.” This is also flatly contradicted by the newly uncovered records.

At just about the time Obama joined the New Party, the Chicago chapter was embroiled in a bitter internal dispute. A party-membership list is attached to a memo in which the leaders of one faction consider a scheme to disqualify potential voting members from a competing faction, on the grounds that those voters had not renewed their memberships. The factional leaders worried that their opponents would legitimately object to this tactic, since a mailing that called for members to renew hadn’t been properly sent out. At any rate, the memo clearly demonstrates that, contrary to Rogers’s explanation, membership in the New Party entailed the right to vote on matters of party governance. In fact, Obama’s own New Party endorsement, being controversial, was thrown open to a members’ vote on the day he joined the party.

Were Harwell and Rogers deliberately lying in order to protect Obama and deceive the public? Readers can decide for themselves. Yet it is clear that Obama, through his official spokesman, Ben LaBolt, and the Fight the Smears website, was bent on deceiving the American public about a matter whose truth he well knew.

The documents reveal that the New Party’s central aim was to move the United States steadily closer to European social democracy, a goal that Mitt Romney has also attributed to Obama. New Party leaders disdained mainstream Democrats, considering them tools of business, and promised instead to create a partnership between elected officials and local community organizations, with the goal of socializing the American economy to an unprecedented degree.

The party’s official “statement of principles,” which candidates seeking endorsement from the Chicago chapter were asked to support, called for a “peaceful revolution” and included redistributive proposals substantially to the left of the Democratic party.

To get a sense of the ideology at play, consider that the meeting at which Obama joined the party opened with the announcement of a forthcoming event featuring the prominent socialist activist Frances Fox Piven.

Obama is who has always been.  Some of us saw that, while others, for any number of reasons (be it sheer optimism or crass opportunism or simple ignorance) refused to see.  But however you spin it, the American electorate — with the affirmative aid of a compliant, activist press — was intentionally deceived.  And when a constitutional republic can’t depend for information on an unbiased press — one that continues to masquerade as a neutral conduit meant to keep the electorate informed — it becomes nothing more than a shadow republic.

We’ve been living through an attempted coup.  And it’s time we acknowledge it — however fringe-y it makes us sound.  Because the truth is, some of ya been had! Ya been took! Ya been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Run amok!

Open your eyes and let in the light. It’s beautiful. And so very clarifying.

(thanks to motionview)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:45am
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Comments (107)

  1. But…but…he’s a Good Man™! Ya hairy footed Visigoth.

  2. I was browsing my own archives from 2007-08 the other day and recall coming across something about Obama belonging to a radical group but tyhe word “larty” was in there too. I’ll have to see if I can run across it again.

  3. Larty => party

  4. What’s new about the New Party is they’ve finally got themselves a representative into the seat of the Presidency of the United States! (And along with him control of the entire apparatus of every Executive agency.) Which, had they even imagined themselves so successful in 1996? Surely, there’s no fucking way, right?

  5. Anybody in the dextrospheric commentariat who pretends to be surprised by this shocking revelation ought to bitch-slapped, mirthlessly mocked, bitch-slapped, ruthlessly shamed, bitch-slapped, and relentlessly humiliated.

    And bitch-slapped.

  6. Next time they put forth a candidate with beliefs like Obama they might be more careful and choose someone who isn’t so obviously Marxist. In that case, we might never know the truth because the vast majority of the media will be providing cover for that candidate.

  7. One way to try to dissuade the media from following their own worst instincts would be to ruthlessly mock their mendacity —e.g. Ben Smith, Democratic propagandist who writes for Politico, with appropriate link backs to evidence of partisan perfidy like, say, looking into a story solely in order to quash it before it becomes a story.

    It’s easier than ever to keep paper on these people. Someobody should start a website for just that purpose.

  8. Found it. I saw it at Confederate Yankee, who linked to Ace. My own take back then was:

    The kind of people flocking to 0bama’s banner don’t care what the facts may be about their chosen leader. He is their brother’s keeper, and they will follow him wherever he leads.

    Though a few do seem to be having second thoughts now….

  9. - Taking down the Obama coup by dint of exposure at this point in his term may be fun to contemplate, but unless the Congressional investigation into Holder and the DoJ gets legs soon, its not going to bear fruit anymore than the fake birth certificate fiasco has.

    – The Left has a vast media Alinsky trained machine prepared at a moments notice to put up the force field of ridicule/name calling to quell all such efforts.

    – Let the flood gates break on Fannie/F&F ect, with Holder held in contempt, and they and the media would be overwhelmed, at which point, all of the skeletons could come tumbling out of the closet at once.

    – Barring that, the way to remove the cancer from power is to vote them out in November.

  10. - I saw something recently that put the percentages of Independents, Democrats, and Republicans at 38, 27, and 24. I also saw this theme from several analysts, that Independents were largely the source of Obana’s success in 2008, and the Dems demise in 2010. I would also guess that the Tea party is populated by many Independents, very possibly a majority if they follow the national demographics.

    – Analysts have decribed their political nature as fiscally conservative and socially moderate, and as one myself, I would tend to agree with that. What used to be called Rockefeller Democrats, which in my younger years I was.

    – That said, the Left is painfully aware of all of this, and yet they appear to be unshakingly hell bent on ignoring the realities.

    – One characteristic of the typical Independent, (remember, these are people who are uncomfortable with either a “D” or an “R” after their names), is that they absolutely hate being lied to. Because they split their politival leanings, they are true “swing” voters.

    – Look at the track record of Obama and then you do the math.

  11. I would also guess that the Tea party is populated by many Independents, very possibly a majority if they follow the national demographics.

    I think if a TEA Partyer isn’t an independent, they are at least a disgruntled R or D. I’m still convinced the grassroots movement that became the TEA party began as the republican base, disgusted with the Republican congress in 2005-6 spending like drunken sailors, declined to vote for RINO’s.

    Analysts have decribed their political nature as fiscally conservative and socially moderate, and as one myself, I would tend to agree with that. What used to be called Rockefeller Democrats

    I’ve only heard about Rockefellar Republicans. Speaking of which, I’m going to don tin foil, and present an interesting development. Seems the Rockefellars are maybe covering some bets:

    As if they weren’t already well-connected enough, the world’s two greatest dynasties joined forces yesterday as Europe’s Rothschild banking clan bought a stake in the Rockefeller group’s wealth and asset management business to gain a foothold in the US.

    The patriarchs of the two families – 96-year-old David Rockefeller and Jacob Rothschild, 76 – cemented a five-decade acquaintance as the younger man’s London-based £2bn RIT Capital investment trust bought a 37 per cent stake in the American’s business.

    In addition to bringing together the two doyens, the deal will considerably expand the vast networks of both families. [...]

    The Rothschilds bought the stake in Rockefeller from French banking group Société Générale for an undisclosed sum. SocGen, which has owned the stake since 2008, appointed a new head of private banking in March, replacing Daniel Truchi with Jean-François Mazaud.

    SocGen’s sale of the stake comes as banks around the world sell peripheral assets to reduce their risks and strengthen their capital bases in order to meet tough regulations aimed at preventing a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

  12. - Yep thst was a brain fart fer sure. I was thinking about starting in my youth as a Dem and morphing into a Rockefeller Republican, and the fingers disconnevted from the brain,

  13. As long as I’m wearing tin foil:

    Regarding the face eating incidents in Miami, what does the Centers for Disease Control know, and when did they know it?

  14. I remember telling my dad, back in 2007, before Barry even got the nomination: Red Diaper Baby! It’s who he is and always has been. Some people need their noses shoved into it hard before they wake up.

  15. I saw something recently that put the percentages of Independents, Democrats, and Republicans at 38, 27, and 24. I also saw this theme from several analysts, that Independents were largely the source of Obana’s success in 2008, and the Dems demise in 2010.

    BBH, motionview took that stat apart and showed its flawed methodology a few days ago.

  16. - Well, of course its difficult to know the accuracy leigh, but any way you slice it the Majors are just not the deciders they once were.

    – That, and we can hope the Left continues to wallow in denial.

  17. It’s strange that Obama was probably the very first person to call himself both a Kenyan and a socialist.

  18. BBH, I just asked mv if he could restate his post here. I agree with your that the times, they are a-changin’.

  19. Regarding the face eating incidents in Miami, what does the Centers for Disease Control know, and when did they know it?

    Lee, we have a lot of substance abuse around here, mostly meth, but I first heard of “bath salts” about a year and half ago but, that was from law enforcement, not the CDC.

  20. - It is interesting that while the Leftward pundits deny, and the rightwards support the effects of the (I) vote in the wake of the Wisconson/San Diego/San Jose results, the Unions are all ranting about the “Tea baggers bringing down Democrasy”.

    – Proving, I suppose, that paychecks always trump ideology, or some such.

  21. Some union guy was just on Cavuto ranting about taking down the anti-union pension landslide in San Jose. He advocates just not building the A’s new stadium so they can keep funding their outrageous pensions.

    What a job killer!

  22. OT: Just saw in the paper that my county had the highest turnout in the state again, 85.6%. Went 3 to 1 for Walker.

    Pro tip: people like food and beer/soda while they’re working.

  23. - Way to go bh!

  24. Thanks.

    Of course, I spent most my final push on the one race we lost. Even the motivating power of brats and beer couldn’t bring Racine home for us. Stupid Racine.

  25. - One other factor in the San Diego vote is the prop we had to shut down the Union directed contracting monopolies. They’d been using that for years, acting in trusts among themselves, to drive up construction costs wildly and shut out compatition. That;s all gone now.

    – Of course the Union talking heads all sound like a pond of bullfrogs croaking “court”, “court”, “court”, but they’re going down.

  26. The comment on the partisan breakdown number-massaging is here leigh. Rasmussen runs a very high quality partisan trend poll; the population of people in the US breaks down as 35.7 / 33.8 / 30.5 , R/D/I.

  27. And no brats for Racine!

  28. NO BRATS FOR RACINE!!!

  29. Bit OT, but this is just too good.

    Aftermath, part 11,063.

    Aftermath… We can’t do math! How could they call it before all the votes were in?!?!?!

    Boy, them union teachers are doin’ a bang up job.

    How many of these ‘tards you figure would get a job in one of the new 117 bureaucracies created by Obamacare?

    Forget the frying pan, and skip to the vid of “pig tails McGoo” having a full on stupidity tantrum.

    One day that imbecile might get to up twinkle or down twinkle your much needed trip to the cardiac cath lab.

  30. Wait! By the time I hit “post” you guys WERE talking about those beautiful, beautiful cheese heads. So….not OT.

    Hi bh. Good job buddy. I’m more of an Earl Campbell hot links guy, but I’ll do brats if you’re ever down south.

  31. Thanks, mv!

  32. bh, I think a new slogan is in order:

    We are ALL Cheeseheads Now!

  33. Earl Campbell hot links? I’m intrigued. That sounds like a Paul Hornung hot dog.

    As in, holy crap, that’s awesome.

  34. That might hinder our efforts in Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan though, leigh, and they’re all next on our list.

    Cheeseheads and badgers are probably both out as of potential slogans.

  35. Maybe the honey badger could work.

  36. True. I’m still celebrating the sweet, sweet tears of the beaten like a red-headed step-child, union goons.

    Last I checked today, we are even-up with Buh-rock in Michigan. That’s gotta smart. Heh heh.

    Did anyone else see or hear Obama making a blow-job joke at the LBGT fund-raiser in LA? What an tool. I hope Michelle kicks his ass when he gets home.

  37. - mv, thanks for the repost. While I generally respect Rasmussen polling, in this case I have to respectfully doubt anyone’s numbers for two reasons.

    1) As a registered Independent when I vote if I decide to vote a Republican or Democratic ticket (limited to national election candidates, not local) I have to sign an affidavid and get a special ballot. There is simply no way to know how Indeprndent votors will decide to vote at the polls, so polling in this regard will not yield any data in terms of voting trends because so many of us decide at the last minute.

    2) I know that a large number of registered Independents seldom if ever actually vote an Imdependent ticket. You can argue about that, but thats my personal experience. It’s not so much about being an Independent and voting their party as it is not being tagged as a Dem or a Rep.

    – But even assuming Rasmussen is correct, a 30% unassured, unpredictable swing vote puts it all up for grabs, and if a party ignores this fact they do so at their own peril.

  38. bh,

    Them Earle Campbell’s? They taste like this.

    Still love the Cowboys (fucking Romo), miss the Oilers.

    Even Emmit, Dorsett, and Payton admitted they had nothing on Campbell.

    I honestly don’t think the man ever read the play book.

    It was just “You give me the ball, the rest of you hit somebody as hard as you can for as long as you can… and I’ll take it from there.”

  39. I’m now actually a bit distraught that I don’t have any of these fine Earl Campbell products in my freezer. Damn.

    I shall rectify this.

  40. Maybe the honey badger could work.

    I do like how he opens pistachios.

  41. Marchant Stands for Free Speech and with Conservative Bloggers Under Attack

    Washington, Jun 7 – Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) today issued a statement in strong support of free speech and conservative bloggers who are being targeted in dangerous “SWAT-tings” and asked Attorney General Holder to investigate these matters to see if federal laws have been violated by the perpetrators.

    link

  42. mittens today

    Today, government at all levels consumes 37 percent of the total economy or G.D.P. If Obamacare is allowed to stand, government will reach half of the American economy. And through the increasing controls government has imposed on industries like energy, financial services and automobiles, it will soon effectively control the majority of our economic activity.

    One must ask whether we will still be a free enterprise nation and whether we will still have economic freedom. America is on the cusp of having a government-run economy. President Obama is transforming America into something very different than the land of the free and the land of opportunity.

    We know where that transformation leads. There are other nations that have chosen that path. It leads to chronic high unemployment, crushing debt, and stagnant wages.

    I don’t want to transform America; I want to restore the values of economic freedom.

    link

  43. I preach the Campbell hot links, but the masses don’t get it. They hear “hot links” and think of those weird reddish/pinkish things in the grocery store that look like a large dog’s pecker.

    Nay, nay!

    Not these.

    Poke ‘em with a tooth pick, boil ‘em for 5 to 8 in beer, char ‘em quick on the grill (don’t bust the casing), and you’re good*

    *drain a jar of Wickles, blend to relish, add diced sweet vidalia onion, mustard to taste.

    Done & done.

  44. the socialist chick at the company said Walker was gonna get indicted and I said oh I didn’t know that

  45. the socialist chick at the company said Walker was gonna get indicted

    she’s doing an ed shultz imitation

    link

  46. the socialist chick at the company said Walker was gonna get indicted

    I remember when that happened to Dick Cheney that one time it never did.

  47. Don’t the indictment usually come before the recall?

    I mean, like when sane people are involved.

  48. hf – I wouldn’t stand to close to her if I were you. They’ve been know to spomtaneously ignite.

  49. happy, does she spread her check amongst the workers who make less than her?

    I’m sure the answer will be something along the lines of “that’s the Company’s responsibility”, but the pointed question itself would be Bobby Flay delicious.

    Were I in an “office environment”, I would pay cash money to daily “Treacher” somebody like that.

    You’re often an ass, but you’re good at passive/aggressive.

    Go have fun with the chick.

    Report in.

  50. But even assuming Rasmussen is correct, a 30% unassured, unpredictable swing vote puts it all up for grabs, and if a party ignores this fact they do so at their own peril.

    BBH, respectfully, the republican party chasing the elusive muddy middle for the last 20 years is what made the party what it is. Pathetic.

  51. They say Walker will be indicted because they need this notion of a miraculous deus ex machina salvation. Because they’re soft-headed children.

    It isn’t coming.

    He hasn’t even been accused of doing anything wrong. Seriously. I’m not kidding. No one has even accused him of doing something wrong.

  52. LB – Well mores the pity then, because they don’t have to chase us, just do things sane like Walker.

  53. Go have fun with the chick.

    And be careful out there. Remember, use a condom, even if you have to pay for it yourself.

  54. Don’t the indictment usually come before the recall?

    No.

    The fake illegitimate baby comes first. Barrett tried it. Straight from the WH.

    That got gonged quick.

    But.

    These are Democrats B Moe. Axlerod, Plouffe…know who you’re up against. Go back to Chi-Town with Obama, that’s how they win. Sex scandal.

    Regardless of how we feel about him, unless Romney gets caught with a dead hooker or a live boy, he wins.

  55. “No one has even accused him of doing something wrong”

    – Actually there was a feeble attempt by a loopy Lefty blog to float a rumor that he had fathered a child out of wedlock during his school days, and been charged with abuse by the mother, and convicted. It died on delivery, so to speak.

    – These duechebags are shameless.

  56. BBH, that’s what they need to do to get your vote, but independents, almost by definition, are all over the place.* As you said, “It’s not so much about being an Independent and voting their party as it is not being tagged as a Dem or a Rep.”, but we need a party that stands FOR something, not one that keeps compromising our liberty away trying to be popular.

    *I’m not talking necessarily about the Independence Party, but the people that identify as independent.

  57. - I’m not proud of what they did with O’bama, but I think too little is made of how tired they were with the do nothing GOP, it was just unfortunate timing,

    – Very unfortunate, but I also think a lot of them learned a lesson, particularly the younger ones. Hopefully Tuesday was a signal.

  58. Ok, OT again…Sorry. A buddy told me about this show, Strike Back.

    It’s on Cinemax, which I sometimes fall asleep to late at night when I’m alone, at low volume hearing some soft-core porn show in the background (don’t point fingers, I have better dreams than you do).

    Anyway, I’m three episodes into the 1st season, and it’s really good. It’s fun in a “fuck you terrorist assholes” kinda way.

    If you have XFinity or On Demand, it’s worth the watching/ catching the 1st season.. 2nd season starts soon.

  59. Too BBH & Lee,

    I did like what Rob Johnson laid out on FNS.

    Will it matter a damn? Pr’olly not right now.

    But, right now, theoretical Tea Party (or just call it common sense) muskets are being aimed at every politician in DC.

  60. “but we need a party that stands FOR something, not one that keeps compromising our liberty away trying to be popular. “

    – Gine me back a truly classic liberal party that means what it says and does it for more than ten minutes at a time, and I’ll join in a heart beat.

    – I think we might differ on whether the voters are are all over the place, or the party/politicians make everyone crazy with their poll sitting, youth pop-culture inconsistancies, but otherwise we agree.

  61. Oh, yeah, he’s been accused of plenty of random nonsense, BBH. I’m talking about the John Doe dealio though.

    They haven’t even been able to pretend they have something on him in this regard. Their main conspiracy angle — on aides, not Walker — is that they used work computers to comment on blogs or send emails. That’s it. Conveniently for us, Barrett’s own wife has done this with no charges.

  62. I caught the first episode of that, LYBD.

    My main “hey, nice tits” shows are Game of Thrones and Magic City at the moment.

  63. “…..Theres emailing going on here?…..I’m shocked, shocked I tell you…..Major Strassa, round up the usual suspects”….tweet, tweet…..

  64. There is no there there in this New Party member thing…Just because somebody calls you a huge member in their meeting notes and you actually signed a membership contract doesnt really mean you are a huge. Member is such a relative term.

  65. GOT is good bh. Magic City? Meh. I’ll just watch Mad Men with leigh for the sixties. If I want Miami, I’ll watch the Godfather Part II , or that Cocaine Cowbowys documentary.

    Sweet fancy Moses. Have you seen that shit?!

    God Damn.

  66. - Michelle probably wishes he had a huge member…

    (smack!)…Whhhaaat…..Oh, sorry”

  67. I’m in sixth grade again.

    Dave J said “huge member”.

    Socialist or not. All those not laughing, form an immediate line to the left.

  68. Damn you BBH, you beat me to the mushroom slap.

  69. Cocaine Cowboys was a great documentary. The follow-up wasn’t bad either.

    Magic City might not have particularly good writing but it does have Olga Kurylenko. She’s a treasure. It also has the character I call Tits McGee. Probably not her real name.

  70. - It wouldn’t do him any good Lamont….according to one of his press aides, Michelle doesn’t go all the way down…..

  71. Supplying the missing Missy props.

  72. - Funny nr….

    – One comment from there:

    “Glad to see that his GED is paying off.”

  73. See, BBH, I knew it.

    It’s not just his golf balls that are un-moist, stupid, progressive & white.

    Sing out, Jesse!

    Sing out Rev. Al!

    Sing out Rev. Wright!

    Snatch them nuts!

    Obama 2012.

  74. To your main point BBH I saw a Republican consultant on Fox sometime within the last six weeks or so explain that the whole election came down to 8 – 12 % of the population in 8 or 9 states and in order to appeal to them the Party needed to RINO up.

  75. Olga Kurylenko..

    O’ Dear Lord, that’s the Bond girl.

    I’ll take A-Fib for a $1000, Alex.

  76. I think her blouse is two sizes too small.

  77. Lamonty, re: Mad Men. The season finale is Sunday night.

    I’m a little ticked off that we don’t have Tivo or a dvr so I can record Longmire at the same time.

  78. In what is supposed to be a news magazine.

    The latest sign of Drudge’s potency: Ed Klein, the author of the virulently anti-Obama book The Amateur, was barred from major TV appearances and mostly ignored by the mainstream media, but the book’s prominence on Drudge’s website propelled it to the No. 1 slot on the New York Times nonfiction list

    #1 on the New York Times nonfiction list, in an election year, about one of the candidates, and the author is barred from major TV appearances.

  79. the character I call Tits McGee.

    If you’re going to say naughty things about my sister at least spell her name right. It’s “Teats.”

  80. I think her blouse is two sizes too small.

    And…?

    Who knew Draper would be the soul of the Agency?

    And “Tits McGee” has been one of the hottest women on TV since….

    Oh, let’s face it. There’s only one Veronica Corningstone,

    Mcgehee, you tell us what to call your sister, and we’ll keep the faith.

  81. OK now that we are all fat and sassy with brats beer and hippie skins, what are we going to do about the End Game? I read the Soros speech at the time and hadn’t realized it had been pulled; I think it fits nicely with Durden’s Apocalypto.

  82. I see trouble in River City for Don and the missus. I want him to hook up with Joan, but I don’t think that will happen.

    Oh, well. As long as I get to see him with his shirt off.

  83. They say Walker will be indicted because they need this notion of a miraculous deus ex machina salvation.

    Anyone else remember Fitzmas?

  84. Back on topic, topsecretk9 refers on the Twitter to a PW Pub post she did pre-POTUS Obama. Obama’s Fraud Factory: An Epic History of ACORN & Co.

    A big heap of stuff that was just too racist to talk about.

  85. Anyone else remember Fitzmas?

    Jason Leopold. Truthout. The frogmarch that wasn’t. Heh.

  86. Bad link, Pablo.

  87. Oh, the first one. Yep. Copied the wrong one. Try this.

  88. That’s some journalism there Pablo.

  89. Yeah, it is.

  90. Speaking of ACORN and such.

    Obama’s gonna reach his fundraising goals. The feds just gave the successor to ACORN 445 million today.

  91. #1 on the New York Times nonfiction list, in an election year, about one of the candidates, and the author is barred from major TV appearances.

    And this surprises you because….

  92. Joan!?

    leigh , nobody can own those MAJESTIC boobies.

    Not Don, Captain America, Clark Kent, or Malcom Reynolds.

    I beg you again. Find a way to watch the Firefly series.

    You’ll like it.

  93. I will, Lamont.

    As cool as Roger is, he’s not worthy. Don did make an incomplete forward pass at Joan in the bar a few episodes ago. I’m tired of his child bride bitching at him.

    Granted, if he and Joan did get it on, the room would burst into flames. Majestic boobs meet manly hairy chest. *sigh*

    And it would be worth every minute.

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  95. liegh, you can find “Our Mrs. Reynolds” on youtube. It’s got Joan, Vera, the gist of the show, and one of my favorite quotes.

    You can’t just open the book of my life and jump right in the middle.

    That’s got me out’a more awkward first dates than I care to admit.

  96. That’s a fantastic line. I’ll have to remember that one to relay to my boys.

  97. There’s many, MANY more.

    I’ll shut up about it, but watch it with your boys (even better). You’ll be a “cool” Momma.

  98. They have no doubts about my awesomeness, Lamont. I watch South Park, after all.

  99. While you smell more of Kyle than Cartman around here, I should’a figured you were hiding that wonderful South Park stink from the rest of us.

  100. Heh. I’ve been watching SP since about ’99, I think. Long enough to know who Cartman’s father is. Yeesh!

    “I knew Cartman’s mom was a slut, but goddamn!”

  101. Man, I love this place.

  102. Hey Lamont,

    I’ll see your Campbell and raise you a Zonk:

    Note the reaction when he runs over # 60 at the 3:40 mark. Taking the time to look back at the linebacker he just ran over. I’m pretty sure that’s the first time the word Heh! was used on the football field. (Csonka was old school but forward thinking;)

    “Look what 39 did to that poor tackler
    Indeed!

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