Hillary Clinton Political Hit-List Include Top Betrayers John Kerry, Claire McCaskill

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Hillary Clinton Political Hit-List Include Top Betrayers John Kerry, Claire McCaskill

The latest freak-out to make the news cycle on Monday is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s political ‘hit-list’ of enemies. Politico’s ‘bombshell’ is adapted from Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’ new book “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.

The authors allege that Clinton and her aides kept an extensive spreadsheet on endorsements from the 2008 election. People on the list were graded on a one to seven scale, with one being the “most helpful” and seven being the “most treacherous.” Among those getting a ‘seven’ grade are Sens. Claire McCaskill, Patrick Leahy, Jay Rockefeller and Rep. Chris Van Hollen. There are some on the list who received leniency because of their special ties to President Obama, such as members of the Congressional Black Caucus and lawmakers from Illinois.

The article reports that aides to Hillary Clinton were only too happy when their enemies fell:

Years later, they would joke among themselves in harsh terms about the fates of folks they felt had betrayed them. “Bill Richardson: investigated; John Edwards: disgraced by scandal; Chris Dodd: stepped down,” one said to another. “Ted Kennedy,” the aide continued, lowering his voice to a whisper for the punch line, “dead.

Sen. Claire McCaskill crossed the Clintons big-time:

When the Clintons sat in judgment, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) got the seat closest to the fire. Bill and Hillary had gone all out for her when she ran for Senate in 2006, as had Obama. But McCaskill seemed to forget that favor when NBC’s Tim Russert asked her whether Bill had been a great president, during a Meet the Press debate against then-Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) in October 2006. “He’s been a great leader,” McCaskill said of Bill, “but I don’t want my daughter near him.”

McCaskill regretted her remark instantly; the anguish brought her “to the point of epic tears,” according to a friend. She knew the comment had sounded much more deliberate than a forgivable slip of the tongue. So did Hillary, who immediately canceled a planned fundraiser for McCaskill. A few days later, McCaskill called Bill Clinton to offer a tearful apology. Bill He was gracious, which just made McCaskill feel worse. After winning the seat, she was terrified of running into Hillary Clinton in the Capitol. “I really don’t want to be in an elevator alone with her,” McCaskill confided to the friend.

The fact is, if this is all true, the Clintons NEVER forget. You cross them once, you make it on their sh*t list. No-one should be surprised that the toughest political dynasty in the US kept close tabs on friends and enemies. I am more concerned about the type of campaign Hillary Clinton will run if she throws her hat in the ring for the 2016 presidential elections.

Democrats Jumping Ship Over President Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” Obamacare Debacle

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Democrats Jumping Ship Over President Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” Obamacare Debacle

So much for hope and change. The love-affair we came to have with President Obama is dissipating quickly, thanks to the Obamacare website fiasco. Many are calling this President Obama’s Katrina. From a historical perspective, second terms are never great for presidents. Just look at his predecessor, George W. Bush and the public relations trainwreck called “Mission Accomplished,” only all hell broke loose after that publicity stunt. The Obamacare rollout undermines President Obama’s credibility, on so many levels. I want him to succeed because this country will succeed, but I can’t understand how he could run two stellar presidential campaigns, using technology to his advantage, and only to be dogged by a faulty website and people losing coverage. I guess this is his “Mission Accomplished” nightmare.

It’s a sad commentary that top Democrats like Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and throwing their support behind Hillary Clinton, three years before the presidential election. Sounds a lot like George W. Bush and his toxicity during his second term. I will admit, nowadays when I hear President Obama talking about Obamacare and the website, I tend to tune him out. Damage already done in my mind, but I still support the Democrats because the Republican Party is a hotbed of racial insensitivity, anti-middle class, anti-poor, anti-immigration reform, anti-women, anti-gay. It’s time for President Obama to wake up and get to work. The Democrats are jumping ship and that is playing into the Republican Party narrative, as the reverse was true leading up to the 2008 elections. Over 30 Democrats sided with the Republicans on the “Keep Your Health Plan” Act. That’s bad.

Clearly Obamacare isn’t comparable to the Iraqi war, pushed by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, on a lie. No weapons of mass destruction were ever found in Iraq. President Obama’s intent for universal healthcare for all Americans is a noble intent, but unfortunately, it has become President Obama’s Iraq war. This threatens his presidency and his legacy.

President Obama is  wearing his quote that if people were happy with their current plans they could keep them like a top hat. The same way former president George H. W. Bush wears the same hat for telling the country “read my lips, no new taxes.” I can remember watching Barack Obama making his acceptance speech in 2008 after becoming the first black President of the United States. I beamed with joy as the tears rolled down my face. I thought for sure we had truly overcome some of the stubborn barriers that still dogged us as a country. But with three years left in his second terms, Barack Obama’s presidency seem to be working as well as the Obamacare website.

He has become a punching bag and a punch line over the Obamacare fiasco. While I scoff at the comparisons between the levees breaking and the calamity that ensued in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Obamacare, I will concede one point — George W. Bush bungled his handling of the disaster as much as President Obama bungled Obamacare. If you add the National Security Agency’s surveillance scandal to this latest debacle, I can’t understand why President Obama has fired anyone yet? He’s not leading as he did when we got 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. He’s leading from behind. He can’t rebuild his image with the same people at the Health and Human Services Department in tow. Unless the Obamacare website gets fixed by the end of the month, some Democrats may actually start calling for a repeal of the law, National Journal reports.

I won’t count President Obama out yet, but it’s troubling to me that what began as a honorable vision for affordable health care for all Americans has suddenly become an enormous joke, threatening the very things he promised — hope and change you can believe in. No. Mission not accomplished yet.

Gov. Chris Christie Comes Closest to Hillary Clinton in Hypothetical Presidential Match-Up

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Gov. Chris Christie Comes Closest to Hillary Clinton in Hypothetical Presidential Match-Up

A new Monmouth University poll looked at hypothetical 2016 match-ups with Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee running against Republicans New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (FL), and Sen. Ted Cruz (T).

Chris Christie comes closest in national preference, trailing Clinton by just 4 points, 43% to 39%. Jeb Bush behind Hillary Clinton by 10 points, 47% to 37%, and Marco Rubio trails by 11 points, 47% to 36%. Ted Cruz is behind Clinton by a whopping 16 points, 48% to 32%.

Quinnipiac University is also out with a poll of the ‘hottest politicians,’ with Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie leading the pack:

In the poll of voter attitudes toward the country’s major political figures, the “hottest” are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The third place spot on Quinnipiac’s  ”Thermometer of Voter Attitudes” is Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, although the poll notes 51 percent of voters said they didn’t know enough about her to rate her.

Christie, at  53.1 degrees on the “Thermometer,” Clinton, 52.1 degrees and Warren, at 49.2 degrees, are “hotter” than President  Obama, at 47.6 degrees. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand matches the president, at 47.6 degrees, although 75 percent of voters  said they didn’t know enough about her to rate her.

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“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s score is not surprising, given her lengthy political career, and [she's] especially strong support among Democrats and women,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a statement.  ”But Gov. Christopher Christie’s rating is impressive given that  his experience — less than four years as governor — pales when compared to Mrs. Clinton’ s resume.  What is interesting is that only two of the 22 figures rate better than the absolute middle of the scale, not exactly a ringing endorsement of the nation’s political establishment.”

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“Christie’s great strength is among independent voters, who give him 50.6 degrees of love, and Democrats, who give him 53.2 degrees,” Brown said.  ”His rating on the “Thermometer” is a good indication of what may face him should he travel the 2016 campaign trail.  His tougher problem may be winning the GOP nomination, because in most states only registered Republicans can vote in party primaries. For example, Christie is much hotter than Sen. Rand Paul among all voters, but trails him by a bit among Republicans.” Source: ABC News

Diane Lane to Star as Hillary Clinton in New NBC Miniseries

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Diane Lane to Star as Hillary Clinton in New NBC Miniseries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Actress Diane Lane will star as Hillary Clinton in a new NBC miniseries, but the role of former President Bill Clinton has not yet been cast, Variety reports.

NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt said the mini would likely air before Hillary Clinton formally declares herself to be a presidential candidate in 2016.

“HIllary” will follow Clinton from the 1998 period of the Monica Lewinsky scandal through the present day. Script, which has not been written, will be penned by Courtney Hunt (“Frozen River”).

variety reports, NBC is also planning a remake of “Rosemary’s Baby;” a new version Stephen King’s “Tommyknockers” and a historical project with Mark Burnett about Plymouth Rock.

Marist Poll: Hillary Clinton Tops Likely Republican Party Rivals in 2016 Election

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Marist Poll: Hillary Clinton Tops Likely Republican Party Rivals in 2016 Election

A new Marist poll shows Hillary Clinton as a clear frontrunner as the possible presidential candidate for the Democratic Party in 2016. She leads the pack by 63 percent, followed by Joe Biden with 13 percent and Andrew Cuomo with six percent. On the Republican side, there is no clear frontrunner. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leads at 15 percent, followed by Paul Ryan at 13 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio with 12 percent.

Among Democrats nationally including Democratic leaning independents, here is how the contest stands:

  • 63% Hillary Clinton
  • 13% Joe Biden
  •   6% Andrew Cuomo
  •   1% Martin O’Malley
  • 18% undecided

Looking at the Republican contest, among Republicans nationally including Republican leaning independents, here is how the contest stands:

  • 15% Chris Christie
  • 13% Paul Ryan
  • 12% Marco Rubio
  • 10% Jeb Bush
  •   9% Rand Paul
  •   7% Ted Cruz
  •   4% Rick Perry
  •   2% Rick Santorum
  •   2% Scott Walker
  •   1% Bobby Jindal
  •   1% Susana Martinez
  •   25% undecided

 

GOP Hypocrisy as Hillary Clinton Painted as ‘Old News,’ ‘Golden Girl’ Over Possible 2016 Presidential Run

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GOP Hypocrisy as Hillary Clinton Painted as ‘Old News’ ‘Golden Girl’ Over Possible 2016 Presidential Run (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Republicans are painting Hillary Clinton as old news for the 2016 presidential election. I can’t think of a single possible Republican presidential contender, except, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who could give Clinton a run for the presidency. Calling attention to Hillary Clinton’s age will backfire on the Republicans. By the time the election rolls around Mrs. Clinton will be 69. Ronald Reagan was 69 when he won the presidency in 1980 and was in his 70s four years later when he won 49 states, the New York Times reports.

Um, the new faces the Republican Party have to offer are Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. Excuse me, but I would take Hillary Clinton over these three any day of the week. The Republicans calling Hillary Clinton a ‘has-been’ is actually laughable since their core demographic is made up of older white people. So, they are even ticking off their own base with comments knocking Hillary Clinton’s age.

Stuart Stevens, the top strategist for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, declared to an audience of reporters at a breakfast last month that electing Hillary Rodham Clinton would be like going back in time. “She’s been around since the ’70s,” he said.

At a conservative conference earlier in the year, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, ridiculed the 2016 Democratic field as “a rerun of ‘The Golden Girls,’ ” referring to Mrs. Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is 70.

And Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, seizing on the Fleetwood Mac song that became a Clinton family anthem, quipped to an audience in Washington, “If you want to keep thinking about tomorrow, maybe it’s time to put somebody new in.”

The usual chorus of Hillary Clinton haters are already crowing. Rush Limbaugh (of all people) asked his radio audience in April if they “want to vote for somebody, a woman, and actually watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?” They are hard learners. All the muck they threw at Barack Obama didn’t stick in 2008 and 2012. It won’t stick with someone as shrewd and politically savvy as the Clinton machine.

Benghazi Attack: Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte Refute Obama’s ‘Act of Terror’ Claim

BENGHAZI ATTACK:  The Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, lives on another day. The Republicans, lead by Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte released a press release claiming President Obama didn’t actually call the attack an ‘act of terror.’ You say potato, I say po-tat-o. Here’s an excerpt for the three senators:

“During a press conference this afternoon, President Obama claimed that, ‘The day after [Benghazi] happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.’ This statement contradicts his comments over the course of two weeks after the attack in which the President repeatedly and specifically refused, in the heat of his re-election campaign, to label Benghazi a terrorist attack, despite the fact that there was compelling evidence that it was an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist attack.

“To be clear, on September 12th in the Rose Garden, President Obama made a generic reference to ‘acts of terror.’ But that same day he was specifically asked by Steve Kroft of CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ if he believed Benghazi was a terrorist attack, and the President refused to say so, stating, ‘it’s too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved.’ Six days later on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman,’ the President was asked what happened in Benghazi and responded by blaming the attack on an ‘extremely offensive video.’ Two days after that on Univision, the President said ‘we’re still doing an investigation,’ and blamed it in part on ‘the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video.’ Four days later on ‘The View,’ Joy Behar asked specifically if it was an act of terrorism, and the President again said ‘we’re still doing an investigation.’ The next day, in remarks to the United Nations in New York a full two weeks after the attack, President Obama still made no reference to Benghazi as an act of terrorism but blamed recent violence on ‘a crude and disgusting video [that] sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.’

It’s also interesting that Rep. Darrell Issa, House Oversight Chairman, suggested that President Obama sought to downplay the severity of the Benghazi attack by describing the murders of the four Americans as an “act of terror” rather than a “terrorist attack.” Um, I’m sorry, isn’t that the same thing? The Republicans are playing pin the tail on the donkey, only they can’t find the donkey. Unbelievable.

Watch Darrell Issa reason like a toddler:

Chelsea Clinton Opens Door for Political Run, Would Run If She Could Make ‘Meaningful’ Impact on Country

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Chelsea Clinton Opens Door for Political Run, Would Run If She Could Make ‘Meaningful’ Impact on Country. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chelsea Clinton opens the door to political office, saying she would run for office if she could make a “meaningful” impact on the country.  She made the comments during an interview on NBC’s “Today.” She works as a special correspondent for the network. Chelsea Clinton also talked about her mother, Hillary Clinton’s possible 2016 presidential run, saying, “As a daughter, I very much want her to make the right choice for herself. I know that will be the right choice for our country, and I’ll support her in whatever she chooses to do.”

“Right now, I’m grateful to live in a city and a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president and my senators and my representative,” Clinton, who lives in New York City, said on NBC’s “Today.” “If at some point that weren’t true and I thought I could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact, you know, I’d have to ask and answer that question.” Source

 Chelsea Clinton Opens Door for Political Run, Would Run If She Could Make Meaningful Impact on Country

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Reportedly Considering 2016 Presidential Bid

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Reportedly Considering 2016 Presidential Bid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh no, say it ain’t so — there is word that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is considering a run for the U.S. presidency. Um, can we say bad idea? Lloyd Grove reports that Emanuel  “is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race.”

“The 53-year-old Emanuel, who is busy raising money for his 2015 reelection campaign in the Windy City, has had discussions both over the phone and face to face in the past month with Democratic Party donors and fundraisers about a possible White House run, according to sources.”

The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff, was “was scrambling to throw cold water” on the bit of news.

 Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Reportedly Considering 2016 Presidential Bid

Hillary Clinton Unveils New Website, Laying Groundwork for 2016?

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Hillary Clinton Unveils New Website, Laying Groundwork for 2016?

Is Hillary Clinton laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run? It’s also interesting to note there’s some buzz about DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano having presidential ambitions.

Talking Points Memo:  Hillary Clinton appears to have a new website. So far, hillaryclintonoffice.com has a picture of the former secretary of state and a form for contacting her.