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Old 03-11-2011, 02:18 PM   #841
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A depressing chart:
Or Tea Party porn?
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:49 PM   #842
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Clinton says no to second term

(CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN's Wolf Blitzer she does not want to serve a second term as secretary of state or run for president of the United States.

Blitzer sat down with the former 2008 presidential candidate in Cairo.

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(CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN's Wolf Blitzer she does not want to serve a second term as secretary of state or run for president of the United States.

Blitzer sat down with the former 2008 presidential candidate in Cairo.

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Q- If the president is reelected, do you want to serve a second term as secretary of state?

No

Q- Would you like to serve as secretary of defense?

No

Q- Would you like to be vice president of the United States?

No

Q- Would you like to be president of the United States?

No

Q- Why not?

Because I have the best job I could ever have. This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath. There are both the tragedies and disasters that we have seen from Haiti to Japan and there are the extraordinary opportunities and challenges that we see right here in Egypt and in the rest of the region. So I want to be part of helping to represent the United States at this critical moment in time, to do everything I can in support of the president and our government and the people of our country to stand for our values and our ideals, to stand up for our security, which has to remain first and foremost in my mind and to advance America's interests. And there isn't anything that I can imagine doing after this that would be as demanding, as challenging or rewarding.

Q- President of the United States?

You know, I had a wonderful experience running and I am very proud of the support I had and very grateful for the opportunity, but I'm going to be, you know, moving on.

Q- I asked my viewers and followers on Twitter to send questions and a lot of them said, "Ask her if she'll run in 2016 for the presidency." A lot of folks would like to you to do that.

Well that's very kind, but I am doing what I want to do right now and I have no intention or any idea even of running again. I'm going to do the best I can at this job for the next two years.
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Yes I'm sure March Madness is all he's doing and thinking about

(CNN) – Republicans are taking aim at President Obama Wednesday for appearing on an ESPN segment to reveal his bracket picks for the NCAA Basketball tournament.

The GOP's beef? The president should be focusing his attention elsewhere.

"How can @BarackObama say he is leading when puts his NCAA bracket over the budget & other pressing issues?" tweeted Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Tuesday.

Appearing in a brief segment Wednesday, Obama, as he has in past years, unveiled his bracket picks, ultimately choosing Kansas, Duke, Ohio State, Pitt for his final four. Before revealing the picks, the president did urge viewers to go to usaid.gov to donate to charities that are assisting in the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan.

Still, RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said the White House should "explain why filming an ESPN special on the NCAA tournament should be a priority on his public schedule."

For the record, Obama is picking Kansas to go all the way.

"Kansas has more firepower," he said
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The GOP's beef? The president should be focusing his attention elsewhere.

"How can @BarackObama say he is leading when puts his NCAA bracket over the budget & other pressing issues?" tweeted Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Tuesday.
'Cause of course we all know just how attentive to the issues at hand the Republicans have been of late, right? Shut up, GOP.

I honestly don't give a crap about this sports thing, but it's something he's done each year thus far, so it's not exactly like it's a surprise or anything.

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My roommate said that. I don't expect the president to spend 24/7 on his job. It's not possible. He'd suck at his job if he didn't take a couple breaks, just like anyone else.

Question: what president took the most time off ever?

Answer: W

So, I'm not too concerned.
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I honestly don't give a crap about this sports thing, but it's something he's done each year thus far, so it's not exactly like it's a surprise or anything.


he also needs to do it to remind us that he's not a Kenyan Muslim Marxist Socialist Nazi.
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Obama has one of the worst jump shots I have ever seen.
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It's the t-shirt tucked into the too high up tracksuit pants.

I read somewhere once, about how much his team fretted over whether they could use him playing basketball as part of his image. Some saw it as perhaps a little 'too black'. When it was finally okayed, they fretted over what he wore. I'd like to think his get-up is their fault, but I suspect that its actually what he would have chosen anyway.

I wish he'd just wear some cool shoes. Would be great if he popped up on one of his basketball excursions not in plain cross trainers, but a super-rare colour scheme of Jordan 5's or something.
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I read somewhere once, about how much his team fretted over whether they could use him playing basketball as part of his image. Some saw it as perhaps a little 'too black'. When it was finally okayed, they fretted over what he wore.
And this sort of thinking is why we're never going to actually get anywhere in terms of solving any of our current national problems. Seriously, people? Why the hell should this be a concern?

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More Americans would prefer to see Barack Obama re-elected than would prefer a Republican to win in 2012, according to a new poll released today by the Pew Research Center.

In total, 48 percent of respondents said they would rather see Obama re-elected, while 35 percent said they would prefer a Republican and 16 percent didn't know. Among registered voters, 47 percent favored Obama and 37 percent preferred a Republican.

By comparison, a Pew survey of registered voters in April 2003 found 48 percent wanted to see George W. Bush re-elected and 35 percent wanted to elect a Democrat. At the time, Bush's approval rating was higher than Obama's is now, and more people said they were satisfied than dissatisfied with the direction of the country.

In March 1995, only 29 percent of adults in a Pew survey said they would prefer to re-elect Bill Clinton, while 33 percent said they favored a Republican and 20 percent wanted an independent candidate. Having "independent" as an option in that survey makes it difficult to compare directly to Obama's current position.

The new survey also looked at Republican primary candidates: Among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee led the field, with 21 percent and 20 percent respectively. Sarah Palin, with 13 percent; Newt Gingrich, with 11 percent; and Ron Paul, with eight percent, trailed Romney and Huckabee, and several other candidates received between two and three percent support.

Conducted March 8-14, the poll targeted 1,525 adults and has a margin of error of three percentage points. Respondents to the Republican primary question included 538 Republicans and Republican-leaning registered voters; results for the smaller sample have a margin of error of 5.5 percentage points.
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Like Rush said about this, Obama is a sissy

Was Obama henpecked into war? - Media Criticism - Salon.com

"As the bombs began falling on Tripoli this weekend, a cry was heard on blogs and Op-Ed pages and chat shows throughout the land: President Barack Obama had been -- for want of a better phrase -- pussy-whipped into war by three women.

The emerging storyline is that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and National Security Advisor Samantha Power stampeded over the (male) heavy-hitters like Defense Secretary Robert Gates and National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon to convince Barack Obama to take military action in Libya.

Even neutral-to-favorable stories about the events leading up to the U.S. joining in the establishment of the no-fly zone over the embattled North African nation betray a sense of discomfort over this display of female dominance.

"Boys against girls over Libya?" asks a representative headline in Politico.

"A 'gender gap' in Obama administration's approach to war?" queries the Christian Science Monitor.

And maybe Jacob Heilbrunn at the National Interest didn't realize that, in calling them "these Valkyries of foreign affairs," he's tying them to Scandinavian mythology of handmaidens (or witches) who decide which warriors are going to die in battle and who carried the slain off to Valhalla ... but that's a whole other load of symbolic baggage.

Those who hate Obama or who hate assertive women (admittedly, there's often overlap between those two groups) have jumped on the story with glee. It allows them to call Obama effeminate and spineless, led around by the nose by mere women. And, oh, how they've missed Hillary the Nutcracker. Plus, three women means three times the opportunity to point out how these ladies fall short of God-ordained feminine norms."
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did it just get all 1950s up in here?
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Like Rush said about this, Obama is a sissy

"Those who hate Obama or who hate assertive women (admittedly, there's often overlap between those two groups) have jumped on the story with glee. It allows them to call Obama effeminate and spineless, led around by the nose by mere women. And, oh, how they've missed Hillary the Nutcracker. Plus, three women means three times the opportunity to point out how these ladies fall short of God-ordained feminine norms."

They do drip with misogyny, do they not?
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They do drip with misogyny, do they not?


men who attack other men for being "sissies" (or whatever) usually hate women.
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Just?
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