Haters Throw Shade After Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy

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Haters Throw Shade After PREGNANCY TRUTHERS: Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy (Credit: Image Via Twitter)

Haters will always hate. No matter what. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, announced her pregnancy today at an event with her mother. The trolls come out on Twitter. It’s sick that people could actually tweet her pregnancy is the result of incest with her father. Unbelievable.

There are also claims that Clinton’s pregnancy was timed to coincide with her mother’s possible presidential run. Um, really? It’s been common knowledge Chelsea and her husband were planning to start a family. Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg is picking up where the shoe truthers left off. He floated the idea that Hillary Clinton timed her daughter’s pregnancy to benefit her presidential aspirations. Um, gee. I didn’t realize Hillary Clinton had that much power. Malzberg said, “Chelsea Clinton is having a baby, she announced it (Thursday), and lo and behold, Hillary was by her side,” Malzberg said. “Hillary is going to be a grandmother and an expected grandmother while she runs for president.” Whatever.

Here’s the reaction on Twitter:

Chelsea Clinton Announces She’s Pregnant with First Child

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Chelsea Clinton Announces She’s Pregnant with First Child

Former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton, announced on Thursday that she is expecting her first child with her husband.

Chelsea Clinton, who was at an event with her mother, Hillary Clinton, said, “I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me,” she said at an event with her mother, the Washington Post reports.

Here’s Grandmother-to-be Hillary Clinton’s tweet:

 Chelsea Clinton Announces Shes Pregnant with First Child

Hillary Clinton Shoe-Thrower Alison Michelle Ernst Linked to Aurora Mass Shooter

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Hillary Clinton Shoe-Thrower Alison Michelle Ernest Linked to Aurora Mass Shooter

Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, of Phoenix, who threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton in a Las Vegas casino Thursday, is linked to Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes. She attended a 2012 hearing for the mass shooter.

Authorities confirm Alison Michelle Ernst was escorted from a court hearing in August 2012 for Holmes, who killed 12 people and wounded 70 others during a midnight screening of the new Batman movie.

Security personnel escorted Ernst from Mandalay Bay after she threw a black and orange sneaker past Hillary Clinton’s right ear.

 Hillary Clinton Shoe Thrower Alison Michelle Ernst Linked to Aurora Mass Shooter

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Preparing for Presidential Bid

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Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Preparing for Presidential Bid (Credit: Getty Images)

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton may have competition. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is reportedly preparing for a 2016 presidential bid.


In some of his most extensive comments to date on his aspirations, O’Malley (D) said he has been meeting with foreign- and domestic-policy experts privately to flesh out his thinking about “a better way forward for our country.” And he said that he would make a good president “for these times especially.”

“I have a great deal of respect for Hillary Clinton,” O’Malley said. “But for my own part, I have a responsibility to prepare and to address the things that I feel a responsibility to address. . . . To squander this important period of preparation because of horse-race concerns and handicapping concerns is just not a very productive use of energy. . . . Right now, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing — the thought work and the preparation work.” Source: Washington Post

Montana Congressional Candidate Ryan Zinke Calls Hillary Clinton the ‘Anti-Christ’

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Montana Congressional Candidate Ryan Zinke Calls Hillary Clinton the ‘Anti-Christ’

First the right wing called President Obama the anti-Christ, now Republican Congressional candidate Ryan Zinke (MO) is now calling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the anti-Christ. Um, are there more than one anti-Christ?

A Republican candidate for Congress in Montana compared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the anti-Christ.

The candidate, state Sen. Ryan Zinke, is one of five Republicans competing for the nomination to succeed Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) who is likely to run for the seat being vacated by Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT).

At his campaign kickoff event, according to the Bigfork Eagle, Zinke said “we need to focus on the real enemy.” He then went on to criticize Clinton calling her the “anti-Christ.”

Actually, Zinke, once a member of the Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden, is not new to partisan bomb-throwing. Two years ago he started an anti-President Barack Obama super PAC.

New York Times Magazine’s’ ‘Planet Hillary’ Cover is CREEPY

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New York Times Magazine’s Hillary Clinton Cover is CREEPY

CREEPY — That’s the only way I can describe NY Times Magazine’s ‘Planet Hillary’ cover. Who the heck came up with that idea?  The NY Times David Joachim tweeted a picture of the attention-grabbing cover. Yeah, it’s creepy…..

Robert Gates Blames Controversy Over Book on Washington’s Partisan Culture

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Robert Gates Blames Controversy Over Book on Washington’s Partisan Culture

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates defended his book on Sunday during an appearance on  CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” blaming the controversy over criticizing a sitting president on the ‘partisan culture in Washington’ that was quick to focus on the negative statements. He said they are less interested in the positive marks he gave President Barack Obama. I would venture to say the first person who made it partisan was ROBERT GATES. #robertgates, #ijs

Robert Gates said he stands by everything he wrote in his book, entitled “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.” He said, “The way people are looking at the book reflects the polarization of our political process at this point. A lot of people – not everybody — (are) going to look at this book in terms of how does it advance (their) particular political agenda, or how does it damage (their) political agenda.”

Robert Gates, who is a Republican, was appointed secretary of state by former President George W. Bush in 2006 and was asked to stay on by President Obama. He left the position in 2011. Looking back, I would say that was a big mistake. You see, Gates was on the front lines of pushing this country into an unnecessary war in Iraq, on a lie, no less.

Gates wrote that President Obama lost faith in his own Afghanistan policy and detailed a conversation in which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Obama that she opposed the 2007 Iraq surge as a senator because she was facing Obama in the Democratic presidential primary.

Fmr Defense Secretary Robert Gates Sinks to New Low Slamming a Sitting President

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Robert Gates’ Memoir Proves President Obama Made Big Mistake Keeping Him On (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was surprised to hear about former Defense Secretary Robert Gates scathing rebuke of President Obama in his new book “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.” Gates slammed President Obama’s leadership style and his commitment to the Afghanistan war. It’s pretty shocking that an former cabinet member, who occupied such a key position in the administration to go after a sitting president in such a manner. Considering that Robert Gates is a Republican, this book seems partisan at best. So much for President Obama reaching across the aisle and nominating a Republican to a cabinet position.

Gates wrote that by early 2010, he had reached the conclusion that President Obama “doesn’t believe in his own strategy and doesn’t consider the war to be his. For him, it’s all about getting out, ” the Washington Post reports. Um, why is it politically incendiary that President Obama wanted to get us out of Afghanistan? Don’t most Americans want us out of Afghanistan?

Obama, after months of contentious discussion with Gates and other top advisers, deployed 30,000 more troops in a final push to stabilize Afghanistan before a phased withdrawal beginning in mid-2011. “I never doubted Obama’s support for the troops, only his support for their mission,” Gates writes.

As a candidate, Obama had made plain his opposition to the 2003 Iraq invasion while embracing the Afghanistan war as a necessary response to the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, requiring even more military resources to succeed. In Gates’s highly emotional account, Obama remains uncomfortable with the inherited wars and distrustful of the military that is providing him options. Their different worldviews produced a rift that, at least for Gates, became personally wounding and impossible to repair.

In a statement Tuesday evening, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Obama “deeply appreciates Bob Gates’ service as Secretary of Defense, and his lifetime of service to our country.”

“As has always been the case, the President welcomes differences of view among his national security team, which broaden his options and enhance our policies,” Hayden said in the statement. “The President wishes Secretary Gates well as he recovers from his recent injury, and discusses his book.” Gates fractured his first vertebra last week in a fall at his home in Washington state. Source: Washington Post

The Republicans will pounce on Robert Gates’ explosive comments about President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could pose a huge problem for the Democrats in 2016. That’s assuming Joe Biden runs for the presidency, since he claims he’s lost on foreign policy.

It is rare for a former Cabinet member, let alone a defense secretary occupying a central position in the chain of command, to publish such an antagonistic portrait of a sitting president. There are many contradictory parts in Robert Gates’ memoir. Seems like it’s all about selling books.

 Fmr Defense Secretary Robert Gates Sinks to New Low Slamming a Sitting President

Will Sen. Elizabeth Warren Be the 2016 Dark Horse for the Democratic Party?

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Will Sen. Elizabeth Warren Be the 2016 Dark Horse for the Democratic Party? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Who will be the dark horse of the 2016 presidential election for the Democratic Party? Could Sen. Elizabeth Warren challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination? The same holds true for the Republicans, though I suspect a Tea Party candidate won’t fare well against any Democratic nominee.

Ron Fournier: “The election is three years away. It might as well be three decades away given the speed of modern culture. In 2005, three years before the Obama-McCain general election, USA Today published the result of a poll showing New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as the front-runner for the 2008 GOP nomination.”

“Among Democrats, Clinton lapped the pack with 40 percent support. She led both Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards, the 2004 ticket. Obama was not even mentioned. That raises the question: Who is the 2016 dark horse?”

The New Republic:  “A Harvard law professor and best-selling author who led the congressional task force overseeing the bank bailout, Warren was already a liberal icon before she set foot in the Senate last January. Her public floggings of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner helped make her a fixture on MSNBC, “The Daily Show,” and The Huffington Post.”

“As a result, Warren’s 2012 victory in Massachusetts set off a minor cottage industry of speculation about whether she would be a senator in the mold of other celebrities, like Hillary Clinton and Al Franken, who made collegiality and discretion the hallmarks of their early years in office—or whether she would follow the model of the body’s noisier gadflies, like former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and his spiritual successor, Ted Cruz of Texas.”

Ken Cuccinelli’s Loss Proves the Tea Party’s Influence is Waning Fast

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Ken Cuccinelli’s Loss Proves the Tea Party’s Influence is Waning Fast ( Photo credit: Donkey Hotey)

Last night’s election results were interesting. First New York City elected a progressive, Bill de Blasio as it’s next mayor. Hanging in the balance will be the NYPD’s controversial ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy, which CNN’s Don Lemon came under heavy fire for defending on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who seems to have a bullying problem, shellacked his Democratic opponent, who complained of party betrayal. Add the Virginia gubernatorial race to the mix, with left-leaning Terry McAuliffe’s win over Sen. Ted Cruz-backed Cuccinelli and you will see the Tea Party was pushed further back. Buh-bye Cooch.

I must also add, the black voters of Detroit stepped outside their comfort zone and elected the city’s first white mayor in 40 years — Mike Duggan.

Sheila Cockrel again: “He presented himself as a turnaround guy to a city desperate for a turnaround.”

Credentials, not charisma, carried Duggan to victory. Frustrated Detroit voters chose substance over style, stepping well outside their comfort zone in the same way fed-up Americans did in 2008 to make Barack Obama their first black president. Source: Detroit News

We know there will be a lot of finger-pointing and wrangling, for all the losers, particularly on the right, but one thing is crystal clear — the Tea Party was pushed back. We can’t celebrate too long because it was the long celebration after we elected the nation’s first black president in 2008 that led the Tea Party having big gains in the 2010 mid-term elections. We have to redouble our efforts to get them and their extremism out of Washington D.C.

Back to Virginia. Ken Cuccinelli’s loss reiterates my point that the Tea Party is on its way out. Even though you have the Koch Brothers and other big money backing these candidates, you can’t govern from an extremist position. Most Americans consider themselves moderate. The fact is, you can’t govern from the extreme right in a purple state like Virginia. Ken Cuccinelli also had another problem — right wingnut lieutenant gubernatorial candidate E. W. Jackson. That was a hot mess by itself. Some blame will be dished out to Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis, who split the Republican votes. The fact in, Ken Cuccinelli was hampered by the government shutdown engineered by Tea Party extremists. Virginia was adversely affected by this three-week shutdown and he couldn’t make headway with voters. Women also broke from the GOP in droves over continued slights by the party on women’s rights.

Turning our eyes to the 2016 presidential election, it is clear that the Tea Party won’t have such a big influence as it did in the 2010 mid-term elections and with good reason. The Republican Party is going through its own civil war right now.

The latest poll for Public Policy Polling shows:

There are massive ideological splits in who Republicans support. Among voters identifying as ‘very conservative’ Christie gets only 3%, with Cruz leading at 26% followed by Paul at 18%, Bush at 15%, and Ryan at 13%. But with moderates Christie and Cruz’s numbers are nearly flipped with Cruz getting only 5% to 36% for Christie, 18% for Bush, and 10% for Paul.

Hillary Clinton’s electability improved in the poll as well:

On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton continues to be dominant. 67% of primary voters want her to be the party standard bearer in 2016 to 12% for Joe Biden and 4% for Elizabeth Warren, with nobody else polling above 2%. Clinton has over 60% support from liberals, moderates, men, women, whites, African Americans, young voters, and seniors alike.

If Clinton didn’t run Biden would lead the field with 27% to 19% for Warren, 6% each for Cory Booker and Andrew Cuomo, 4% for Kirsten Gillibrand, and 3% for Martin O’Malley. Those numbers represent a pretty big shift from 6 months ago when Biden got 38% in a Clinton-less field to 13% for Cuomo and 10% for Warren. Warren’s on the rise and Biden’s on the decline.

Even Gov. Chris Christie’s win wasn’t a stinging referendum from voters that they favor the Republican Party. On the contrary. He win, despite all his faults, prove that he can work with Republicans and Democrats to get the job done. Just look at his bromance with President Obama after superstorm Sandy hit? That’s what voters want. Chris Christie found a way to woo key Democrats in New Jersey:

Charles Stile: “Christie’s bold leadership during Superstorm Sandy, the shrewd marketing of his Jersey tough guy persona and several important legislative accomplishments are indeed important factors in the strong support for his reelection. But while the public was seeing all of that, Christie discreetly and methodically courted Democrats with every lever of power at his disposal. By the end, many of those Democrats would supply the manpower, money or simply the photo ops for his campaign.”

I would venture to say, Chris Christie has given the GOP leadership on ultimatum for the 2016 presidential elections — do you want someone who can get the job done or do you want to pander to the right wing extremists and alienate the majority of Americans? My money is still on Hillary Clinton as the next president, but I would be a liar if I said, the Republican Party shouldn’t give Chris Christie a serious look as a possible presidential candidate.  Yeah, those pesky ethics problems will come up during the 2016 presidential election. That plus anything else that has been lurking in the background since then. We don’t need extremism in the White House. We need a moderate in the White House.