Nancy Pelosi: Hillary Clinton Can Help Democrats Win Back the House

Nancy Pelosi: Hillary Clinton Can Help Democrats Win Back the House

Nancy Pelosi: Hillary Clinton Can Help Democrats Win Back the House (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is singing to the choir. She believes that Hillary Clinton can help Democrats win back the House. Um, yeah, so they can squander any opportunities a Democratic House and White House (should Hillary Clinton run and win) may provide, as they did in the case of President Obama.

“If she runs, she will win the nomination. And if she’s our nominee, she clearly — I mean, the campaign, the joint effort — would be one that could not only take her into office but would [pull Democrats to victory],” Pelosi said.

“There’s opportunity, all kinds of statistics now about if the Democrats have a presidential candidate who … wins by 52 percent — that’s over 20 [House] seats,” Pelosi added. “And so 53 [percent] is a victory [for House Democrats].”

The minority leader acknowledged the headwinds facing House Democrats, who would need to pick up a whopping 30 seats to win the chamber, and she emphasized that the party’s presidential nominee is a long way from being decided.

Bold predictions are nothing new for Pelosi, who, among many other duties, has a responsibility to appear unwavering about the party’s election odds in order not to dissuade donors. Source: The Hill

Nancy Pelosi has made these bold claims in the past. Remember 2010? She boldly proclaimed the Democrats would win and um, they got a shellacking.

Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina: “Unlike Hillary Clinton, I Have Actually Accomplished Something”

Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina: "Unlike Hillary Clinton, I Have Actually Accomplished Something"

Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina: “Unlike Hillary Clinton, I Have Actually Accomplished Something” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

LOL:  Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett Packard CEO and wannabe GOP presidential candidate, went in on Hillary Clinton, saying she has “actually accomplished something” unlike the former secretary of state. I can’t believe she said that with a straight face.

Um, I beg to differ….Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) destroyed Hewlett Packard, saw thousands of jobs outsourced overseas and then high-tailed it out of the company with a multi-million dollar golden parachute. In short, Carly Fiorina accomplished a lot for herself and not for her company or her country. I guess she’s the female version of Mitt Romney, only without a gubernatorial job. Hey, Carly, how did that Compaq deal work out for HP?

Fiorina made the comments at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday. That’s the same gathering where Sarah Palin made a fool of herself after the teleprompter froze. Yeah, she previously mocked President Obama for using a teleprompter. She couldn’t even ad lib.

“Like Hillary Clinton, I too have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe,” she said.  ”But unlike her, I have actually accomplished something. Mrs. Clinton, flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.”

She also criticized Clinton’s attempts at a diplomatic “reset” with Russia: ”I have met Vladimir Putin and know that it will take more to halt his ambitions than a gimmicky red reset button.”

She also touted her international business record, saying it gives her more foreign policy experience than Clinton.

In addition, Fiorina invoked the Benghazi scandal: “Unlike Hillary Clinton, I know what difference it makes that our ambassador to Libya and three other brave Americans were killed in a deliberate terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 and that the response of our nation must be more forceful than the arrest of a single individual a year later.” Source:  Mediaite

Yeah, Carly Fiorina, whatever. You will never be a secretary of state nor a president of the United States. For anyone who forgot about Ms. Fiorina being kicked out of Hewlett Packard, here’s an snippet of what went down:

Feb. 1o, 2005 — Shares of HP jumped 6.9 percent in heavy trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday on the news. But at one point, the stock was up as much as 10.5 percent.

“The stock is up a bit on the fact that nobody liked Carly’s leadership all that much,” said Robert Cihra, an analyst with Fulcrum Global Partners. “The Street had lost all faith in her and the market’s hope is that anyone will be better.”

Fiorina, the only female CEO at a company in the Dow Jones industrial average, had been with HP since 1999. But the company’s controversial deal to buy Compaq in the spring of 2002 — after a bruising proxy fight led by one of the Hewlett family heirs — has not produced the shareholder returns or profits she had promised. Source: CNN Money

Carly Fiorina has a lot of nerve trying to white-wash her rocky history at Hewlett Packard to imply that she actually accomplished a lot. Wall Street cheered her forced resignation. That says a lot. So, in the final analysis, I would say Hillary Clinton has accomplished a heck of a lot more than Ms. Fiorina, with regards to public service.

LOL: Donald Trump Said He Would Have Beaten Obama in 2012 Election

LOL: Donald Trump Said He Would Have Beaten Obama in 2012 Election

LOL: Donald Trump Said He Would Have Beaten Obama in 2012 Election (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

I must admit, Donald Trump saying he would have beaten President Obama in the 2012 presidential campaign is a funny as Sen. Joni Ernst’s bread-bag story. He said he was leading in every poll. Um, really? Which poll? Oh wait, he’s talking about his brief lead in a GOP poll in early 2011. He conveniently forgets that his polling numbers imploded from 26 percent in April to eight percent in May. He’s deluded into thinking he could have beaten President Obama, who won by a landslide. Mitt Romney got 47% of the vote, the same number of Americans he called deadbeats.

In a sit-down interview with The Des Moines Register, he said the two presumed GOP frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, are doomed to lose — and he expressed regret that he hadn’t run himself in 2012.

Trump said he should be in the White House right now.

“I was leading in every poll. … I regret that I didn’t stay in,” he said in an interview before a private dinner at the Stine Barn in West Des Moines. “I would’ve won the race against (President Barack) Obama. He would’ve been easy. Hillary (Clinton) is tougher to beat than Obama, but Hillary is very beatable.”

Trump said he heard Bush is trying to raise $15 million before he makes up his mind about running.

“If I do it, I’ll be self-funding so that solves that problem. Which is nice,” he said. Source: Des Moines Register

Every presidential election cycle we hear the usual drum beats from the likes of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. No-one in their right minds would vote for either. They both have zero credibility and will never be POTUS. Donald Trump’s delusional comments comes days after a poll found most Republicans prefer Mitt Romney over Jeb Bush in the presidential elections.

Democratic Frontrunner Hillary Clinton Building “Research-Driven” Campaign

Democratic Frontrunner Hillary Clinton Building "Research-Driven" Campaign

Democratic Frontrunner Hillary Clinton Building “Research-Driven” Campaign (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton “is assembling a heavily research-driven campaign designed to prevent a repeat of her poor performance in 2008,” the Washington Post reports.

“Clinton still faces many of the same challenges she had seven years ago, when she went from being a juggernaut and most likely the first female president in American history to a perceived stumblebum out of touch with the political moment… But backers say this time Clinton is developing a smarter, more relevant campaign message… The former secretary of state is also trying to play down any sense of inevitability and aims to adopt many of the same data-focused strategies that Barack Obama used to snatch the race from her in 2008.”

Poll: Republicans Prefer Mitt Romney Over Jeb Bush for 2016 Presidential Elections

Poll: Republicans Prefer Mitt Romney Over Jeb Bush for 2016 Presidential Elections

Poll: Republicans Prefer Mitt Romney Over Jeb Bush for 2016 Presidential Elections (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that most Republicans prefer Mitt Romney over Jeb Bush for the 2016 presidential elections.

“More than half (52%) of all Republicans still maintain a positive view of the party’s 2012 nominee, compared to just 37% who said the same about Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor. Mr. Romney does more than 20 percentage points better among self-identified tea party supporters and core Republican voters than does Mr. Bush, who last ran for office in 2002.”

Canadian Born Sen. Ted Cruz Building Campaign Team for 2016 Presidential Election

Canadian Born Sen. Ted Cruz Building Campaign Team for 2016 Presidential Election

Canadian Born Sen. Ted Cruz Building Campaign Team for 2016 Presidential Election (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is said to be building his White House team, the Washington Examiner reports. I would love to know how the birthers feel about someone who isn’t a natural born American throwing his hat in the ring. Oh, wait, Ted Cruz is white, so that won’t matter much to them, since race still plays a role in much of what transpires in the U.S.

The Republican senator from Texas tentatively plans to fill senior campaign positions with the triumvirate he signed last summer to expand his political operation. At the top is Jeff Roe, whose organizational title is undefined but who would be the campaign’s chief strategic and logistics decision-maker. Jason Miller would shape and oversee campaign messaging; Lauren Lofstrom would direct fundraising.

Cruz is in the process of “feeling out” additional campaign hires and prospective donors in preparation to join the field of 2016 candidates. If the senator decides to run for president, he wants to hit the ground at full speed, a senior Cruz advisor confirmed Monday.

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Rounding out the team are pollster Chris Perkins, who earned plaudits for being among the few to correctly forecast November’s Georgia Senate race, and Jason Johnson, the senator’s longtime political consigliere. Nick Muzin, Cruz’s deputy chief of staff in his Senate office, is steeped in South Carolina politics. He is viewed as someone who might take a leave of absence from Cruz’ Senate office to join the campaign.

Johnson, meanwhile, is often referred to as Cruz’s “political brain.” He is rooted in the Texas GOP establishment and has been with the senator the longest among his advisors. Johnson served as chief of staff to Greg Abbott for a period when the incoming governor was state attorney general. It was in Abbott’s office that he and Cruz, then the the Lone Star State’s solicitor general, bonded. Johnson guided Cruz to second place and then victory, respectively, in Texas’ 2012 GOP primary and runoff contests. Source: Washington Examiner

Hey, remember that government shutdown Ted Cruz engineered? That’s the kind of foreign-born bully we will get in the White House. I am not a betting person, but I will go out on a limb to wager that the GOP presidential nominee will be Jeb Bush. I can very easily see a Jeb Bush-Marco Rubio ticket.

Mitt Romney Playing Pin-Tail-On-Donkey to Find Message That Resonates with Voters

Mitt Romney Playing Pin-Tail-On-Donkey to Find Message for 2016 Presidential Elections

Mitt Romney Playing Pin-Tail-On-Donkey to Find Message for 2016 Presidential Elections (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Twice failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is gearing up for a third run for the White House. His new platform is to eradicate poverty in the U.S. Um, one problem. The stench of his 47 percent insult, his offshore accounts and Bain Capital’s outsourcing activities are still very pungent. I might also add, the binders full of women PR blunder, plus picking on Big Bird, are still very fresh in the minds of many. Romney for president…that’s a joke!

“Under President Obama, the rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse and there are more people in poverty than ever before,” Romney said. “Under this president, his policies have not worked. Their liberal policies are good every four years for a campaign, but they don’t get the job done.”

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“It’s a tragedy — a human tragedy – that the middle class in this country by and large doesn’t believe the future won’t be better than the past or their kids will have a brighter future of their own,” Romney said. He added, “People want to see rising wages and they deserve them.” Source: Washington Post

Mitt Romney is playing pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. He’s trying to find a message that will stick. So, this time around it’s poverty. I wonder how he proposes to eradicate poverty when the Republicans in the House and Senate want to kick the social services in place to help the poor out from under them. Like I said, Mitt Romney for president…that’s a joke!

No Mitt Romney, You aren’t Second Coming of Ronald Reagan

No Mitt Romney, You aren't Second Coming of Ronald Reagan

No Mitt Romney, You aren’t Second Coming of Ronald Reagan (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

(OPINION) – Mitt Romney and his family believe he would have been a better president than Barack Obama. The American people didn’t think so, that’s why he lost by a landslide in 2012 and didn’t even make it out of the primary stage in 2008. His tenure as Massachusetts governor was also very iffy, so I am not sure how a Romney presidency would have turned out. He claims ISIS wouldn’t exist had he been Commander-in-Chief. Well, if Barack Obama had his way, the Iraq invasion would have never happened and we wouldn’t be dealing is the Islamic State today.

To echo Rupert Murdoch’s sentiment (which is a once in a lifetime thing for me), Mitt Romney was a “terrible candidate” in 2012. He thinks three times is the charm but no way. He’s no Ronald Reagan. He’s thinking of joining a crowded GOP field and I don’t see how he can rise above Jeb Bush, was a wildly popular Florida governor. Quite the opposite of Mittens. The stench of the 47 percent insult and Bain Capital are still pungent. That includes the binders full of women PR blunder. How could I forget wannabe First Lady Ann Romney’s unbelievable account of how they lived in poverty during the early years of their marriage: “Our desk was a door propped up on sawhorses. Our dining room table was a fold down ironing board in the kitchen.” Um, that’s all the while having stock portfolios.

Say whatever you will about Ronald Reagan, he stood for something and built his following around those ideas — Reaganism. Romney, on the other hand, seems to want the presidency to fulfill a lifelong ambition. Nothing more. Has anyone ever thought Romneyism was more than a passing joke? Here’s a snippet from Peggy Noonan’s latest column:

There is no such thing as Romneyism and there never will be. Mr. Romney has never encompassed a philosophical world. He has never become the symbol of an attitude toward government, or an approach to freedom or fairness. “Romneyism” is just “Mitt should be president.”

Mitt Romney’s dream that he’s the second-coming of Ronald Reagan is just that, a dream. You will recall during the 2008 campaign he tried to paint himself as the heir to Ronald Reagan and during the 2012 presidential campaign he went all-out Ronald Reagan, painting Obama as Jimmy Carter. It didn’t work. President Obama won reelection by a landslide, leaving Mitt and Ann Romney (lady in red) stunned beyond words. Hey Mitt, to dream the impossible dream is what you are doing…..

Rupert Murdoch on 2016 Elections: Mitt Romney is a “Terrible Candidate”

Rupert Murdoch on 2016 Elections: Mitt Romney is a "Terrible Candidate"

Rupert Murdoch on 2016 Elections: Mitt Romney is a “Terrible Candidate” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch weighed in on the 2016 presidential hopefuls, calling Mitt Romney a “terrible candidate,” but said he liked “Jeb Bush very much.” I think most people would agree with him on Mitt Romney, who has been running a presidential campaign for the last eight years and losing both.

Here’s his take on the GOP presidential hopefuls:

Rand Paul: “”I personally like Rand Paul very much and I am very impressed by his brain,” he said. Though he was skeptical about Paul’s foreign policy platform, “which is frankly a major issue,” he commended the Kentucky Senator for “campaigning on the theory that Washington is too big.”

“I think he will do well enough to move the debate,” Murdoch said. He added, “I don’t think he will win… I would be very surprised if he won the nomination.”

Murdoch also hit Romney for winning the nomination “by destroying every other Republican with his own money” and for failing to deflect criticism that he was “super rich.”

On Chris Christie: “I wouldn’t write off Chris Christie at all…. We will just see how he handles himself.”

On Scott Walker: “He will be an interesting candidate” (though he questioned his charisma.)

On Paul Ryan, who has said he will not run: “He’s only 44… [he has] plenty of time.”

And finally, Ted Cruz: “I’ve met [him], quite an experience,” Murdoch said to laughter. “He’s smart… [but there’s] a record of very questionable political judgment, so we will see.” Source: Politico

Um, as for Ted Cruz, I would love to see how the birther crowd will view his presidential campaign, since he was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. Er, doesn’t that mean he isn’t a natural born American? Of course, there are two standards…one for blacks and one for whites.

California AG Kamala Harris to Launch Campaign for Seat Vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer

California AG Kamala Harris to Launch Campaign for Seat Vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer

California AG Kamala Harris to Launch Campaign for Seat Vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris will launch a US Senate campaign for the seat vacated by Barbara Boxer (D), the LA Times reports.

“She’s not testing the waters. She’s charting the course. She’s in with both feet,” said the source who requested anonymity while discussing Harris’ plans.

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Harris, 50, who is in her second term as attorney general, previously served as the district attorney of San Francisco. She is the first candidate to officially declare. Boxer announced last week that she would not seek reelection in 2016, setting off a scramble among Democrats who have not seen an open U.S. Senate seat since 1992.

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer are seriously considering bids, as are several members of Congress. Source: LA Times