Orson Scott Card: Obama Could Turn Urban Gangs into Personal Police Force

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The right wing conspiracy theorists are still out in force. Orson Scott Card worries President Obama will turn urban gangs into his personal police force. What?

Where will he get his “national police”? The NaPo will be recruited from “young out-of-work urban men” and it will be hailed as a cure for the economic malaise of the inner cities.

In other words, Obama will put a thin veneer of training and military structure on urban gangs, and send them out to channel their violence against Obama’s enemies.

Instead of doing drive-by shootings in their own neighborhoods, these young thugs will do beatings and murders of people “trying to escape” — people who all seem to be leaders and members of groups that oppose Obama. Source: Slate

Orson Scott Card also believes Hillary Clinton won’t be the Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential election, but Michelle Obama. She will be Obama’s Lurleen Wallace, George Wallace’s wife. That’s so ridiculous, since the 50 states play a role in electing the next president, not the sitting president, but why bother trying to rain on the right wingnuts’ parade?

Michelle Obama is going to be Barack’s Lurleen Wallace. Remember how George Wallace got around Alabama’s ban on governors serving two terms in a row? He ran his wife for the office. Everyone knew Wallace would actually be pulling the strings, even though they denied it. Michelle Obama will be Obama’s designated “successor,” and any Democrat who seriously opposes her will be destroyed in the media the way everyone who contested Obama’s run for the Democratic nomination in 2008 was destroyed.

Conservatives Having Trouble Recruiting Candidates for Key 2016 Races

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Sign of things to come? The Republican Party seems to be having some trouble getting candidates to run in key 2016 races.

In South Dakota, conservatives blasted the GOP establishment pick, former Gov. Mike Rounds (R), on day one of his candidacy.

Tea Party darling Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) chose not to run, and conservatives insist privately they weren’t pleased with her legislative record, citing her lifetime score of 62 percent on the Club for Growth scorecard.

But without her in the race, it’s unclear if a conservative candidate will emerge with the name recognition and fundraising ability to launch a credible challenge.

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) also received sharp criticism from both the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) and the Club for Growth when she announced her intentions to run for Senate in West Virginia late last year.

Thus far, however, only former state Rep. Pat McGeehan (R) has emerged as an alternative — and neither conservative group has endorsed him yet.

In Louisiana, Tea Party stalwart Jeff Landry, a former congressman, decided against challenging Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) for the Republican Senate nomination, despite some grumbling within the state about his conservative credentials.

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.

Chris Christie Only Republican to Poll Competitively with Hillary Clinton for Election 2016

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Chris Christie Only Republican to Poll Competitively with Hillary Clinton for Election 2016. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Public Policy Polling is out with a new poll showing  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) trailing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by four percentage points in a hypothetical match-up for the 2016 presidential elections. He is the only one of the possible Republican presidential candidates who could be a threat to any presidential aspirations Hillary Clinton may have. From the poll results, it seems that Joe Biden wouldn’t be much of a threat to Christie.

PPP’s monthly look at the 2016 Republican field for President finds essentially a 4 way tie at the top- Marco Rubio has 16%, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie 15% each, and Rand Paul 14%. Paul Ryan at 9%, Ted Cruz at 7%, Rick Santorum at 5%, Bobby Jindal at 3%, and Susana Martinez at 1% round out the potential candidates we tested.

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There hasn’t been much movement on the Democratic side either. Hillary Clinton leads with 63% to 13% for Joe Biden, 4% for Andrew Cuomo, 3% for Mark Warner and Elizabeth Warren, 2% for Martin O’Malley, and 1% each for Kirsten Gillibrand, Deval Patrick, and Brian Schweitzer. Clinton led Biden 61-12 when we started polling on this in December. Clinton has at least 58% support with liberals, moderates, men, women, whites, African Americans, Hispanics, young voters, and seniors- in other words every key segment of the Democratic electorate.

[...]Chris Christie continues to be the only potential Republican candidate who polls competitively with Clinton, trailing her just 47/44. Christie has a 40/32 favorability with Democrats, making him the only potential 2016 contender with any crossover appeal. Clinton holds identical 10 point leads at 51/41 over Paul and Rubio.

Clinton is on average about a 10 point stronger general election candidate than Biden would be. He trails Christie 49/40 in a hypothetical match, including 51/29 with independents. And he leads Paul (46/44) and Rubio (46/45) by pretty tight margins.

Would Hispanics and women really break for Hillary Clinton over Chris Christie in 2016? That will be interesting. I believe they would.

 Chris Christie Only Republican to Poll Competitively with Hillary Clinton for Election 2016

LMAO: Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Considering 2016 Presidential Bid

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LMAO:  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Considering 2016 Presidential Bid. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The usual assortment of Republican presidential wingnuts are lining up to toss their hats in the ring for 2016. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is said to be “considering a presidential run, according to his friends,” the National Review reports. I guess someone has  a really big ego. Let’s see what the Tea Party will say about this, since he was born in Canada and his father was a Cuban immigrant. So, is he a natural born American? Oh, never mind. It won’t matter because he’s white. It will be interesting to see if Donald Trump wants to see his long-form birth certificate. LOL.

“Cruz won’t talk about it publicly, and even privately he’s cagey about revealing too much of his thought process or intentions. But his interest is undeniable.”

One GOP insider said, “If you don’t think this is real, then you’re not paying attention. Cruz already has grassroots on his side, and in this climate, that’s all he may need.”

Um, I can see a Ted Cruz/Rand Paul ticket or a Rick Santorum/Michele Bachmann ticket. That will mean only one thing, it’s Hillary Clinton’s race to lose. Dear God, please let Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann, Mr. 9-9-9 Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Mr. Ooops Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum vie for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.  Please Sen. Ted Cruz, go ahead, make our day. LOL.

 LMAO:  Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R TX) Considering 2016 Presidential Bid

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

Hillary Clinton Supports Gay Marriage “Personally, and as Matter of Policy and Law”

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Hillary Clinton Supports Gay Marriage “Personally, and as Matter of Policy and Law” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton supports gay marriage, saying she supports it “personally, and as a matter of policy and law.” This could have some far-reaching implications for the 2016 presidential election, as the Republican Party is at the crossroads, with some prominent leaders against gay marriage, while others are more open in their support.

Politico:  “LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones,” Clinton says in a nearly 6-minute video released by the Human Rights Campaign. “And they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage. … I support it personally, and as matter of policy and law.”

I will state that I, too, have evolved on the issue and accept the right of gays and lesbians to marry whomever they love. I support their right and will do what I can to help further the cause of the gay community for justice. I came to this place after listening to a sermon by my pastor, Andy Stanley, in which he talked about acceptance of the LGBT community and that the role of the church wasn’t to turn them away from serving.

 Hillary Clinton Supports Gay Marriage Personally, and as Matter of Policy and Law

ReadyforHillary SuperPAC Spearheaded by Two Veteran Hillary Clinton Fundraisers

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Here we go, a Hillary Clinton SuperPAC is taking off, just as she’s set to leave the Secretary of State position. It’s interesting that we’re looking to 2016 already, only a week into President Obama’s second term.

ReadyForHillary launches a splash page next Monday at its website, ReadyForHillary.com. Allida Black and Judy Beck, two veteran Clinton fundraisers, are spearheading the new organization. They recruited Adam Parkhomeko, who helped launch a “Draft Hillary” movement in 2003 and was later hired by the campaign, to corral the far-flung vestiges of the Clinton campaign organization. NGP Software, which designed the Clinton campaign website in 2008, has been hired by the PAC.

Several former Clinton campaign staffers are offering input and suggestions. The PAC has no formal affiliation with Clinton or any of her top aides.

The first inklings of the new organization came late last year, when a @ReadyForHillary Twitter handle began to follow Democratic activists and political reporters. Source

Ghost of George W. Bush: Former FL Gov. Jeb Bush Mulling Presidential Run in 2016

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Ghost of George W. Bush: Former FL Gov. Jeb Bush Mulling Presidential Run in 2016. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh, no, not another Bush mulling a White House run. It seems that Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and brother of former U.S. president George W. Bush, is said to be mulling a run for the White House in 2016. Okay, so he’s a far better politician than his brother, but do we really need another Bush in the White House so quickly? Nah.

New York Times: “Mr. Bush is said by friends to be weighing financial and family considerations — between so many years in office and the recession his wealth took a dip, they said, and he has been working hard to restore it — as well as the complicated place within the Republican Party of the Bush brand.”

“After Mitt Romney’s defeat by a Democratic coalition built around overwhelming support from Hispanics and other fast-growing demographic groups, many Republicans are looking for a candidate who can help make the party more inclusive without ceding conservative principles — and no one is the subject of more speculation at this point than Mr. Bush.”

“To his supporters, Mr. Bush is the man for the moment. His wife, Columba, was born and raised in Mexico. He speaks Spanish and favors overhauling the immigration system in a way that would provide a route to citizenship for people already in the country illegally but otherwise law-abiding.”

Jeb Bush left the governorship with a high approval rating and I have no doubt he would be a far better president than his brother, but the stench of George W. Bush’s presidency is still permeating all over the place.

 Ghost of George W. Bush: Former FL Gov. Jeb Bush Mulling Presidential Run in 2016