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A few months ago about the anti-semite, Samantha Power, that stepped down from Barack Obama’s campaign, only after Hillary got mad that she called her a monster, I predicted then that she would be back once Obama won… Well she is, she is on the transition team, soon I suspect will also be given an administration post… He job right now is to help Hillary build her team… Monsters Inc… This is very disturbing news as Powers has already advocated the US invade Israel on behalf of the Palestinians… The Clinton’s were overly friendly with Arafat and his terrorist ilk… Not good news for Israel or peace in the Middle East…
Why on earth would Barack bring back a member of his team that was forced to leave in the first place. That is not part of the healing process, it shows that he did anything to win the election and now that it is over and he won, he will do whatever he wants.
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A former adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign who once called Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton a “monster” is now working on the transition team for the agency that Clinton may lead.
State Department officials said Friday that Samantha Power is among foreign policy experts the president-elect’s office selected to help the incoming administration prepare for Clinton’s anticipated nomination as secretary of state.
The Obama transition team’s Web site includes Power’s name as one of 14 members of the “Agency Review Team” for the State Department.
During the Democratic primary campaign, Power called Clinton “a monster” in an interview. She then resigned, calling her remarks inexcusable and contradictory to her admiration for Clinton.
The “progressive” liberals are getting really pissed off at Obama… His promises of change have become a memory of the past as far as his appointments go… He has transformed himself what his campaign slammed John McCain for being… More of the same… Bowers is correct though, Democrats can’t run the military… However I would expand that to national security as well.
Obama does not know how to handle the job of President and is setting himself up with insiders to mask his inexperience. The majority of his picks so far are nothing more than the Clinton Administration, which is very grave considering they were a major contributing factor to today’s economic crisis…
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More than a month before he takes the oath of office, President-elect Barack Obama already is testing the loyalty of his liberal base.
On Monday, he is expected to announce his national security team, which will include Robert Gates as his defense secretary, a carry-over from the Bush administration, and retired Gen. Jim Jones, who supported John McCain for president, as his national security adviser.
Liberal blogger Chris Bowers of The Open Left says the message sent by the selection of Gates undermines Democrats.
“The message would be clear,” he writes in his blog. “Even Democrats agree that Democrats can’t run the military.”
Obama’s outspoken opposition to the Iraq war before he became a U.S. senator was one of the reasons he was embraced early in the presidential race by the anti-war faction of the Democratic Party’s base, so his apparent decision to keep a Bush adviser as defense secretary for at least a year has raised some eyebrows within that faction.
Bowers, a member of the Pennsylvania state Democratic committee, argues that Gates provided support and cover for practices from waterboarding to the use of psychotropic drugs on terror detainees. The blogger isn’t as negative toward Jones but still called it “very disappointing.”
“It is just so very frustrating,” Bowers writes. “It seems like the only place progressives are making any gains is in the House. We are being entirely left out of Obama’s major appointments so far. I guess everyone gets to play in Obama’s administration, except progressives.”
Democratic blogger Brent Budowsky, who served as a congressional assistant in the 1970s and 1980s, said he would have preferred to see Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska or former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia get the nod for defense secretary.
Budowsky said he fears that Obama’s national security team will steer him toward a longer military commitment than the one he made on the campaign trail.
“It is unfortunate that on an issue so momentous as who runs the Pentagon at time of war, the views that were stated in the campaign, and supported so deeply by the base of the Democratic Party and the new voters and small donors who were the heart of the Obama campaign, are sacrificed so quickly, for Bob Gates,” he writes in his blog.
GOP strategist Dave Winston told FOX News that some pushback was to be expected.
“The base is clearly going to say, where are you headed in terms of this policy?” Winston said. “And I think it will cause him some headaches with the base, although for the overall country, I think they will see it quite favorably.”
Democratic consultant Bob Beckel told FOX News that objections from liberals over Obama’s Cabinet selections isn’t all bad.
“Not so sure, from Obama’s standpoint, it’s bad politically,” he said. “It helps him in his negotiation with Congress.”
Obama’s national security team also will include several former members of Bill Clinton’s administration, eliciting some complaints about recycling people from the Clinton White House. And Obama is expected to pick Hillary Clinton to be his pick for secretary of state.
But Beckel says Obama needs experience from the last Democratic White House.
“If he went to a Democratic administration before that, he’d have to go to the nursing home,” he said.
FOX News’ Wendell Goler contributed to this report.
Filed under: Military, National Security, Politics, Under Reported | Tagged: Barack Obama, Brent Budowsky, Change You Can Believe In, Chris Bowers, Chuck Hagel, Jim Jones, Robert Gates, Sam Nunn | 2 Comments »
According to Debbie Schlussel, during an interview between WRIF and Kenyan Ambassador to the US, Peter Ogego, he admitted that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Schlussel provides a link to another video speech to compare voices… Why won’t the Supreme Court and Congress address this issue? This is our Constitution that is in danger here. First his own grandmother says she was at his birth in a Kenyan hospital and now this. The Supreme Court and Congress as well as President Bush need to investigate this issue as is their duty to protect and uphold the Constitution of the United States. If the allegations are false, fine, but they should not be ignored.
To listen to the audio clip click the first link below and click the Play Now link – Go to 12 minutes 30 seconds and listen carefully.
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My friends Mark Fellhauer, Mike Wolters, and Mike Clark of Detroit’s “Mike in the Morning” show on WRIF-FM spoke with the Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Ogego and got him to admit, matter-of-factly, that Barack Hussein Obama was, indeed, born in Kenya. He also says they plan to mark his birthplace there. This is not a fake call. These guys don’t do those. (The interview is almost 20 minutes, but the admission starts at 12:30 into the interview.) You can compare Ogego’s voice with this video of a speech he made to verify that it is, indeed, him.
Kenyan Ambassador to U.S. Peter Ogego: Yup, Obama Was Born in KenyaAlthough I listen to their show most mornings, thanks to KFAQ Tulsa morning radio host Pat Campbell (on whose show I frequently appear, including this morning) for the alert. Thanks also to Bob McCarty, who also sent the tip and wrote about it.
Finally some good news on the fight against terror. The Holy Land Foundation and five of its workers have been found guilty of funneling at least $12 million to Hamas. Now our government needs to look into CAIR’s connections to the Holy Land Foundation and start working a case there.
Just in from DMN. Counting down until CAIR Islamophobia cries begin. In 3, 2, 1…
A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
The unanimous verdicts are a complete victory for the government, which streamlined its case and worked hard to carefully educate jurors on the complex, massive evidence presented in the trial.
The prosecution victory is also a major one for the lame duck administration of President George Bush, whose efforts at fighting terrorism financing in court have been troubled, even though the flow of funds seems to be effectively shut down.
It was the second trial where the government attempted to convict the men and the now defunct Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation itself. It took the jury eight days of deliberations to reach its decisions — less than half the time it took jurors to deadlock end up with an almost complete mistrial last year on the first go-around.
“My dad is not a criminal!” sobbed one courtroom observer after the verdicts were read. “He’s a human!”
Before he read the verdict, the judge had ordered all observers to remain civil and respect the proceedings.
By 3 p.m. Monday, jurors had been sent back to the jury room to determine if Holy Land assets should be forfeited to the government because of several convictions on money laundering charges related to the case.
If this is true then America has truly hit rock bottom in terms of our Media. Again Congress has setup nothing in terms of oversight and money is flowing freely. Congress has failed America again. The liberals in Congress have given your money to those that caused this financial collapse and in return you are getting nothing. The first half of the money has already been handed out and there is no return on it, lending freezes are still in place and the people are suffering for it.
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Is MSNBC being rewarded for having backed Obama? That’s what Jim Pinkerton suggests. On this evening’s Fox News Watch, the columnist and New America Foundation fellow cited the news that GE Capital, a subsidiary of MSNBC’s parent company GE, has received a $139 billion government loan guarantee.
Host Jon Scott opened this evening’s show opened with a clip of Chris Matthews [in a story that NB was first to report], saying that he saw as his “job” making the Obama presidency a success. Pinkerton unloaded.
JIM PINKERTON: Well, Matthews is entitled to his opinion, although if he wants to run for the Senate in Pennsylvania in 2010 as has been widely reportedhe should resign and not have a platform on the air.
But I think that the overall culture of MSNBC was established when they changed their slogan, post-election, to “The Power of Change” [another story NB was first to report]. Now, that sounds a little bit familiar to the Obama campaign “Change We Can Believe In.” Maybe that’s not an accident.
But of course, I think the big story here, I think it goes right to what MSNBC’s up to as a strategy, is the news that the FDIC, which is now following election returns, is guaranteeing $139 billion of General Electric Capital debt. That’s General Electric Capital, as in General Electric, which is the parent company of MSNBC, CNBC, NBC. Now, for a $139 billion guarantee, I’d consider, I’d probably go more, I’d probably go all the way over to the Olbermann/Maddow territory. $139 billion.
The panel got off a good chuckle. But if Pinkerton is right, and news networks are being rewarded for favorable coverage of the incoming administration, we’ve entered a very bad new era indeed.
Note: Some might ask why the FDIC, still a part of the Bush administration, would reward an Obama-backing network. But Pinkerton suggested that the FDIC has its eyes on the prospects of who will next be in power.
Note Deux: Interviewed by this NewsBuster after the show aired, Pinkerton observed:
I think that MSNBC made a fundamental strategic decision to go left, to let Keith Olbermann re-brand the network. And it worked, big time.
The Wall Street meltdown could not have been foreseen.
But sometimes, one just gets lucky. MSNBC and its sister, GE Capital, and its parent, GE, must be thanking their lucky stars, thinking that “Olbermann-ization” worked out a lot better than they could have managed.
Although I am sure that they also think that they have earned it!
General Electric said Wednesday that the federal government had agreed to insure as much as $139 billion in debt for its lending subsidiary, GE Capital. This is the second time in a month that G.E. has turned to a federal program aimed at helping companies during the global credit crisis.
GE Capital is not a bank, but granting it access to a new program from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation may reassure investors and help the lender compete with banks that already have government-protected debt, a G.E. spokesman, Russell Wilkerson, told Bloomberg News.
The F.D.I.C. program covers about $139 billion of G.E.’s debt, or 125 percent of total senior unsecured debt outstanding as of Sept. 30 and maturing by June 30.
G.E. sent investors an e-mail letter about the program on Wednesday and posted the letter on its Web site. “Our participation is a positive development for our investors,” it said.
G.E.’s finance businesses are able to seek F.D.I.C. debt coverage because its GE Capital subsidiary also owns a federal savings bank and an industrial loan company, both of which already qualify.
Last month, G.E. started using a new Federal Reserve program aimed at reviving demand for the commercial paper for a wide variety of companies.
Filed under: Politics, Under Reported | Tagged: Barack Obama, Change You Can Believe In, Chris Matthews, Election 2008, GE Capital, General Electric, Jim Pinkerton, MSNBC, New America Foundation | 37 Comments »