A carrot for our rookie president
While Barack Obama and his supporters party in the nation’s capitol, in places far away from the celebration there are those who are putting the finishing touches on their plans to test him. As Joe Biden is on the record as saying: “The next four years are going to determine what it looks like 25 years from now because we either get this right internationally or we’re | Read More »
Obama’s Conservative Make-out Session: We Should Stand as Conservatives Not Sycophants!
As I was not one of the elect few conservatives graced with an audience with “The One” let me just preface my blog by saying that I am sure all of those folks who did chill with the socialist future President are still solidly conservative. As the meeting itself was more top secret than those evil closed door meetings that Darth Vader, AKA Vice President Cheney, | Read More »
Are We Going To Talk About This At All?
Link: Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clintonintervened at least six times in government issues directly affecting companies and others that later contributed to her husband’s foundation, an Associated Press review of her official correspondence found. The overlap of names on former President Bill Clinton’s foundation donor list and business interests whose issues she championed raise new questions about potential ethics conflicts between her official | Read More »
Now starring the would-be Secretary of State of the United States: A developer in New York state donated $100,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s foundation in November 2004, around the same time that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure millions of dollars in federal assistance for the businessman’s mall project. Hillary Clinton helped enact legislation allowing the developer, Robert Congel, to use tax-exempt bonds to | Read More »
Hillary’s power lust and Dollar Diplomacy
Secretary of State James Madison was President Thomas Jefferson’s chief advisor and stategist; his biggest effort as secretary was, of course, overseeing the negotiations and ratification of the Lousiana Purchase from Emperor Napoleon’s France in 1803. The man’s memory will have nothing on Hillary. According to the partisan New York Times, Hillary is already setting herself up to be the most powerful State secretary in | Read More »
Caroline Kennedy seen as favorite for Clinton’s Senate seat
A recent poll showed that Caroline Kennedy led with 44 percent, compared to 23 percent for State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo. The poll was conducted Public Policy Polling and asked 957 Democrats in the state who their choice would be. However there are other polls that show things tighter. With such a high-profile position in a very powerful and wealthy state, many Democrats believe | Read More »
That Was Quick
Thus begins the palace intrigue: The first sign of cracks in President-elect Barack Obama’s foreign policy team of rivals emerged on Monday as his choices for secretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations visited the State Department.As Secretary of State-pick Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.N. envoy-choice Susan Rice separately visited the diplomatic agency’s headquarters in Washington’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, persons familiar with | Read More »
Remind Me Again . . .
Who thought it would be a good idea to bring the Clintons back in the tent again?Ah yes, I remember now. That would be our President-elect, now wouldn’t it? Anyone who thinks that these kinds of embarrassments will come to an end merely because Bill Clinton will now have his speech-making dates, venues and subject matter reviewed by a State Department ethics board either doesn’t | Read More »
I thought Obama didn’t have a speech writer
During the campaign, the press kept talking disparagingly about Sarah Palin only being able to give a good speech because she had a speechwriter. They never talked about Barack Obama having a speech writer. Not only does he have one, but Jon Favreau is in a bit of a hot spot today. Remember that Obama questionnaire? Question No. 58 in the transition team vetting document | Read More »
Rival Team Watch: State Department… um, Department.
Well, I think that the question of whether Senator Clinton’s appointment to SecState was an attempt to neutralize her has been pretty much settled at this point: Clinton looks to loyalists for State Dept. staff WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for her new role as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton is moving to surround herself with a cast of die-hard loyalists and veterans of her | Read More »
Welcoming The Obama National Security Team
The Arena asked us contributors to . . . well . . . contribute. As I write here, I find it interesting that the President-elect appears to be backing away from his commitment to remove troops from Iraq in 16 months and his approach on decision-making seems to be lifted straight from the playbooks of George W. Bush and John McCain. This probably won’t get | Read More »
Letter to Representatives imploring them NOT to support Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State
Hello All,My last post to you”Hillary and Senate Democrats Invalidate the Constitution!” showed how Obama is flat out ignoring the Constitution by appointing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. I have written a letter to all my House and Senate Representatives imploring them to not support this appointment because of the Constitution and it’s Original Design. I have included that letter and a link so | Read More »
What Did We Learn in the 2008 Presidential Election?
Link to: Mrs. Clinton vs. The New (And Improved) York Times
Obama to nominate Hillary as Secretary of State Monday despite Constitutional prohibition
President-elect Barack Obama plans to nominate Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday.Hillary’s nomination will be made in the face of the Constitutional prohibition in the Emoluments Clause (Article I, Section 6, clause 2):No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, which shall | Read More »
Was Joe Biden’s nomination for Vice President – a pick elicited first by the criticisms of Hillary Clinton, then John McCain, for Barack Obama’s relative foreign policy inexperience – a shallow attempt to dispel the disparaging ‘naiveté’ narrative? Will Vice President Cheney, a man who has expanded the powers of the Office of the Vice President more than any VP in recent memory, be succeeded | Read More »