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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

When the Supreme Court’s right-wing majority dismantled a century’s worth of law governing political money in the Citizens United decision, there was every reason to believe that Americans would obliviously accede. Only the most outlandish abuses — such as the huge sacks of cash raised and spent by Richard Nixon’s henchmen during the Watergate era — have ever mobilized citizens to demand reform. But this year Karl Rove, once Nixon’s young apprentice, is among those provoking public outrage again with secret sewer millions and sleazy advertising.

As the Bush White House political czar, Rove sought to build permanent Republican dominance of American politics and government. Today he pursues the same goal, building a gigantic political machine known as Crossroads GPS that with characteristic effrontery he denotes a “social welfare” organization under IRS and Federal Election Commission rules. Not only can they avoid paying taxes on multi-million-dollar donations from wealthy individuals and corporate interests, but they can lawfully conceal donors’ identities.

The FEC’s politically appointed commissioners habitually accept such absurd explanations but the IRS isn’t so pliable. As Dan Froomkin and Paul Blumenthal observe in the Huffington Post, an IRS audit that uncovers serious violations of Crossroads’ tax-exempt status — such as misusing money for political campaigns rather than promoting social welfare — could result in dire consequences. Substantial civil penalties might be levied and Crossroads just might be required to disclose those hidden names. None of that will happen, if ever, until after November.

  • jussmartenuf

    If Obama looses office in November we can kiss democracy good bye. Romney would then pack the supreme court with more right wing ideologues who favor Corporations over individual rights. Making corporations “individuals” or “people” is the worst miscarriage of justice since the Dread Scot decision. Remember, if we had one more Democrat appointment on the court this 5-4 fraud of Citizens United would not be currently taking away our freedom.
    To think that gigantic international corporations can spend share holders profits to further the wishes of the billionaire stock holders is beyond democracy.

  • jussmartenuf

    We must not only send Obama back to Washington in November, we must send him a congress that he can work with for our Democratic values. The current do nothing say no Republican bunch has caused our credit to be downgraded and buys into European austerity policies that strangle the middle class and poor.
    If you had a billion dollars and wanted more, why would you give a flip about whose neck gets stepped on and the neck is that of the middle class, mine and yours.

    • ObozoMustGo

      uhhh… jusdumbenuf…. I hate to awaken you from your drug inspired fantasies, but Obozo had COMPLETE CONTROL OVER THE ENTIRE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE BRANCHES FOR TWO FULL YEARS! That’s right, he alrady had control for 2 years and the result was the Novemver 2010 elections where Americans overwhelmingly voted to throttle his socialist transformation of America agenda!

      Sorry about having to do the dirty work on this one, but dont blame me, I’m just the messenger. I’m here to help!

      Have a nice day!

      • jussmartenuf

        Thanx for the kind thoughts, but a simple majority does not work anymore as republicans filibuster everything just as they did yesterday in increasing student loans by 100%. I know they think an ignorant public, just like the flat earthers and birthers, is more controllable but it ain’t gonna work.
        Kind regards.

        • rustacus21

          It takes more than a majority, sure. But what then? We hold them accountable, i.e., at the mid-terms. Did U know that in 2010, only 38% of America’s eligible voters did so? 38%!!! That means what? The laziness & resignation of an entire 62% of American voters carried the day (or more specifically, DROPPED THE BALL!!!)… President Obama needed every 1 of those votes & not getting them, well, we see the consequences, as posted here. But as this story indicates, this is not just a story about Rove, but rather how Americans have determined the 2001-2009 administration left more trash to be carried out. Mid-terms 2010 was garbage day, obviously. Only the slobs were allowed to trash the place some more. Lets not make THAT same mistake this election. It’s almost November. Do YOU know where U’r virtues are?…

      • EdC

        So you forgot about the republicans insisting on making a sixty percent majority in the senate, instead of the old tie breaker fifty with the vp making up the one vote either way, Or the rule they passed that only one congressman can desent in the house to stop a vote. The messenger is getting his message directly from the liers of the republican party, and fox news, and he is too ah ah naive, (I’m really trying to be nice here) to understand that the wool is already pulled over his eyes. Stop drinking the cool aid before you end up in the (pour) house.

      • hubydoll166

        Summertime is almost here..better stock up on some more of that spiked koolaide,, Im sure cross roads gave you a lifetime supply tho..the poster child of what money can do to a person without his own brain.

      • jnap

        Sorry to inform you but the Obama administration in those two years could not overcome the “say no to everything” Republicans. The health care reform was a serious compromise to the Republicans in that there is no public option. In fact it was a gift to the insurance companies that stand to make billions by having an additional 30 million customers. The republicans have been so successful in blocking legislation that the new rule in the Senate is that it takes a super majority, 60 yes votes, to pass anything.
        If by some miracle the Republican take the Senate and the Presidency the country will have finally have been bought and sold to the highest campaign funding source which could be a foreign country. I also believe that should that happen you will see uproar from the middle class, retirees and poor that will shake this country to the core.

      • phantomoftheopera

        i always wondered what his screen name meant. finally figured it out–he’s a bozo and needs to use the WC! well, i give him permission. and i bet others will too. maybe then he won’t be so nasty! it will clear up his problem (constipation, i’m assuming) and he’ll be able to see both sides of an issue

        • ObozoMustGo

          Hey phantom… nice to see you around here. Re; seeing both sides of the isssue… I absolutely see both sides of the issue, and your side is wrong!

          Have a nice day!

          • Safronia11

            Have you seen John Stewart or Steven Colbert? They both have a great picture of Rove…a canned ham with glasses. It looks exactly like him..
            By the way, you like Obozo? Childish & sophomoric. What is your IQ? How bout your level of education? Been a Professor?
            Been a Senator? Even got you GED? Good for you….you have the confidence to criticize a man who became President! What is your resume, halfwit?

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hey Saf…. if Obozo is so smart, why doesnt he release his academic records? Every other president and candidate has released theirs. Why not Obozo release his? Curious question, isnt it?

            I know why he wont release them. He’s actually very STUPID. Have you ever watched your messian stammer without a teleprompter? Go to YouTube and search on “Obama Gaffes”. There are hours of footage for you to cry into your bong water with.

            Have a nice day!

          • EdC

            To be head of the Yale Law review you have to have the top grades.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Ed… you’re off your game today. Obozo did not go to Yale, he went to Harvard Law. And if he’s so smart, why doesnt he release his academic records?

          • Jon Myhre

            It’s amazing to me how short sighted and gulible a large portion of American voters are. Everything they know comes from the latest glitzy TV presentations, and their reactions are totally kneejerk. It is because of them that the likes of Karl Rove have infested our county like locusts.
            You are a perfect example of this class of voters.
            Please have an unpleasant day, you deserve it. Tostig

          • ObozoMustGo

            Jon… there’s a term for people like you… USEFUL IDIOT!

            Have a nice day!

          • ObozoMustGo

            Why doesn’t Obozo release his academic records? What is he hiding?

          • I could ask the same question about Rove’s donors.

          • ObozoMustGo

            dont deflect the question james… If Obozo is so smart, why doesnt he release ALL of his academic records?

            Have a nice day!

          • ObozoMustGo

            The term for you is useful idiot!

          • I do not know how you can see anything with yoiur head up Karl Rove’s ass.

          • ObozoMustGo

            James… you are a fool! As difficult as it may be to believe, you probably are dumber than you look!

            Have a nice day!

          • EdC

            Please splain rucy where you tink it is wrong

          • ObozoMustGo

            Yo Ed! Write in English, not in ghetto please!

          • rustacus21

            … as wrong as 1981-1993? Or maybe as wrong as 2001-2009? It couldn’t possibly be as right as 1993-2001 could it? Or even w/the handicap of having both hands tied behind his back (by conservatives), as right as 2009-present? Doing all that heavy lifting, virtually alone, I’d say PRESIDENT OBAMA has done miraculously WELL, in spite of the odds! What say ye?

          • I know I am wasting my time trying to point out something to you but I will try. There is no such thing as a “wrong” opinion. How someone views an issue,including you, is an opinion not a fact. Therefore I don’t think your opinions are wrong,just different from mine and many others.

          • ObozoMustGo

            james… leftist opinions are largely based on fantasies of how to perfect mankind through government policies to alter the nature of man and his imperfections. Conservative opinions are based on reality and the true nature of mankind, as good or bad as it can be.

            In the real world, there is right and wrong. There is truth and deception. Conservative opinions are real world, leftist opinions are fantasy. Therefore, leftist opinions are wrong!

            Have a nice day!

          • William Deutschlander

            ObozoMustGo – have you ever been diagnosed as mentaly incompetent? It is obvious that you do not have the capacity to evaluate or reason, you accept the poison that is spewed by the extremely sick ANTI-AMERICAN idealog RIGHT FRINGE!

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hey Nazi Bill! … I thought I smelled something foul around here, and there you are! 🙂

            How are you? I hope you are well. Things are great on my end. Thanks for asking. By the way, I’ve been diagnosed as extremely intelligent… top 5%. That’s why I like coming on here and challenging people who think 180 degrees opposite of me on many issues. It’s no fun hanging around people who agree with you all the time, don’t you think?

            Have a nice day!

        • cjcd

          I bet he’s Mitt in disguise… 😉

      • I don’t know why your so happy your not rich and your in the same boat as the rest of us poor, middle class people. When the poop hits the fan you will be sprayed with it also.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Dead wrong, Syl…. I have a hunch that your looking forward to the time when the poop hits the fan…. you’ll get a free meal! Just sayin…..

          Have a nice day!

        • rustacus21

          U are so rite & don’t stop!!! W/enuff of us ‘enlightening’ the subterrainian caves & crawl spaces inhabited by Mr. bozo & his confederates, they WILL eventually SEE their way out of the dark shadows & discover enlightenment IS superior to cave ‘shade’…

      • Pity you , you have been drinking the right wing kool aid

        • ObozoMustGo

          Yeah… right, Joyce… sure, sure…. Obozo and the DumbocRATS didnt control Congress for 2 full years, did they? Right, sure, sure. Keep telling yourselft that, you moron!

          Have a nice day!

      • Oh but you give the American people too much credit. They did not “throttle the socialist transformation ” they just did what they are about to do again.
        That will be to vote for non-incumbents. We will say goodbye to the conservatives in Congress next. Even if Mitty wins the people will give him a Democratic Congress. Check US history and see the we vote for gridlock.

        • lonewolfmn

          Just want to say that you are right no matter who ends up in the white house none of the important issues will ever get solved because the refuse to work together.

          • rustacus21

            There’s this little mentioned & even more remotely used Constitutional item called the ‘recall’. But 1st, the nation needs to understand only Liberal/Progressives have the ‘intelligence’ to (check our political history for periods of ‘reform’ & who was RESPONSIBLE) author meaningful legislation on behalf of citizens. 2nd, if they don’t, we recall & replace them. No need in establishing any more ‘weak-links’ in the chain of govt. B/c of conservatives, the nation is broke. Adding any more conservatives, we’re essentially ‘Titanic’ bound… Lets ALL try that… 4 a ‘CHANGE’…

      • Safronia11

        You are the bozo. Do you listen to anyone other than Fox? Or Rove & his freaks? The President, no matter who it is, does NOT have complete control over EVERYTHING…2010 was NOT overwhelming!! The few that crawled in are now being thrown out. I can, however, tell from the comment about drug inspired that you are just one of the simple minded little followers of crazies like Rush (now HE is drug inspired) even caught with it hehehehehe Mostly for the little brain…W Bush liked booze & drugs…Those are national pastimes no matter what team ya play for..So in the case of you & those little followers IT isn’t drugs it just plain uninformed stupidity. IF the President had COMPLETE CONTROL this country wouldn’t be as screwed up as it is. Your team took us to this place…ONE man with integrity & an real live IQ can’t fix that overnight. Not ever, if people like you blindly follow people whose claim to fame is that they can OUTSHOUT anyone that doesn’t agree. Like you tried with your uppercase rant??!!! That means CAPITALS…BIG LETTERS…DUHHH

        • ObozoMustGo

          uhh… Saf… your bong is filled up and waiting for you! You need a reload on your leftist nutjob fantasies! I’m just sayin…….

          Have a nice day!

        • rustacus21

          … & as just mentioned, ONLY 38% of Americans voted in 2010 – HARDLY a majority! How does that get fixed? By electing ANY & ALL Liberal/Progressives on every ballot in every state of the nation. After all, we Liberal/Progressives INVENTED American Democracy. Lets ACT LIKE IT…

      • cjcd

        I love how people use the term “socialist” in order to inspire fear and worry, when in actuality our government used socialist policy to bail out corporations… hilarious.

        • ObozoMustGo

          cj… I dont disagree with you at all. There should be NO bailouts of any corporation. You are correct, when we bail out private companies, what they are doing is socializing their losses on the backs of the taxpayers. It’s DEAD WRONG and the practice must be stopped.

          Have a nice day!

      • Well BOZO I see your brain transplant was rejected your ugly Repub skull.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Hey Sid… you mean Obozo and the DumbocRATS did NOT have control over the executive and legislative branches for 2 years? Really?????

          Your crack pipe is waiting for you, buddy!

          Have a nice day!

      • rustacus21

        U 4got to mention that NO policy changes from the previous administration had/has taken place – so in essence, we’re operating from the foundations of the 2001-2009 administration (aside from conservative OBSTRUCTIONS). @some point, this will make sense even 2 U, as is apparent for, as U indicated, the length of this administration, as well as the faux ‘change’ supposedly enacted by the 2010 elections. & his name is PRESIDENT OBAMA by the way. That conservative trait of lack of respect is so… infantile… We’re all grown ups here & it would help if U behave the part as well. As U dialogue w/more adults, U may in fact acquire a maturity of U’r own… We’re praying 4 U!!!

        • ObozoMustGo

          Thaks for the prayers, rusty. I’m just the messenger, buddy. Here to point out that Obozo really is a complete failure, except for giving the OK to kill OBL.

          Have a nice day!

          • rustacus21

            The job of the impoverished, carrying ‘water’ 4 the rich… when there’s so many other, far more meaningful & VIRTUOUS ways of making a DIGNIFIED living. Too much fox network has done the same 2 far 2 many conservative voters. But I’m heartened by the fact that there are now far more EX-CONSERVATIVES than 4 yrs ago!!! We Liberal/Progressives are waiting on U!!! We won’t even hold it against U if U want to retain U’r Republican/Independent status!!! Just loose the ‘conservative’ chains & shackles & U’ll be PERFECTLY FINE!!! I have confidence… even in U…

  • This man is the poster child for all those egotistical MALES who wish to control/dominate the world: both past and present…He who controls the wealth Controls the world…he does not care who he walks upon, crushes or ignores as long as he and his donors remain wealthy and have the power; THE MONEY…We, the PEOPLE need to send a clear message to this WASP Elitists by keeping Obama in office and giving him a Democratic Congress that will allow him to make the systemic changes to our government so that it We the People will have FAIR representation that we elect, NOT representation bought and paid for by the Rich

    • Unfortunately this is the mindset that dominates public opinion in much of the USA. I’ll be surprised if President Obama carries a single state from Virginia to Texas, and only a handful of states will be on the “blue” side in the Midwest and Bible Belt.

    • Karl Rove occupies an almost unique stature in the US political lexicon. He is one of the few who truly merit the distinction of being just egg-sucking, chicken stealing gutter trash.

      • EdC

        and a BIG Amen here

      • yep can’t help but agree

  • EdC

    I believe that we moderates will win this war against greed and Rove’s big money, and substanchually at that, but The Rove’s will always be around, and like terriorists will continue to try to kill democracy. I fear that someday they will accomplish this. Being in the Autumn of my years, thankyou Mr. Sinatra, I may not have to witness this tragady. However my heart goes out to those yiuger then myself. The thing is that they do not learn from history. 1929 America, was led up to by the great Gatsby era, give to the rich and take from the poor. While Miss Buffy and Mr Brad were dancing around the tennis court, in furs, men were dying in rotten work conditions, mentioned in Sunclair’s “The Jungle” Evita Peron was throwing lavish parties for a decade until Argentina went broke, by taxing the poor and parting the Rich. Todays Greese. has had a no tax for the rich for a decade now. But this problem created by the conservists, has go on since the begining of the Christain era. Rome failed while the Senators sat on their toilets, eating grapes,discussing politicis, and putting nothing back into the system for the wars they insisted continue. They kept ALL the spoils to themselves. However even two thousand and twelve years ago the conservatives, of the time, disliked a man walking with the regular people, giving hope to the poor, and healing the sick, He was a chance they would have to give up some of their overloaded possesions to people that actually deseved them, and they paid big money of the time to have him taken down. Is Carl Rove; Pontious Pilot in a new life.

    • The Tea Party agenda, which has as its centerpiece “Dismantle MEDICARE, support our millionaires” is, indeed, the work of the anti-Christ.

  • If corporations are people, can corporations run for president? Could Walmart be a candidate or Goldman Sachs for The Presidency of the United States; After all, They are the same as people.

    • rustacus21

      Hmmm, interesting proposition!!! Maybe they’d be a better, more competent nominee than Romney?! Imagine THAT debate! w/the President? hahahahahahaha…. Besides, there’s no difference: corporation/Romney – they’re both ‘figments’ of demented imaginations anyway!!! Nice take…

  • Lets do it! I will not listen to any television or internet ads placed there by super pacs, or frankly, any other Pacs…

  • Carl Rove is a short man with a Napolean complex, he has to have complete control and we with the cost being our election process. When he can help funnel money from foreign companies into our election process we are in trouble. We can’t have Mitt in the White House, there will just be more dismantling of our country. I don’t understand how the middle class can’t see what is going on here. Do you think these people are going to help you achieve the American Dream? No they need your money for their dream, you will be down and out with all the others wondering what happened. And you all forget, it was George Bush that started stripping you of your fundamental rights, the first is telling you where and how you can protest. The second was, listening in on your phone calls without a subpoena. Now, the republicans are controlling the election process with hordes of cash? When is it going to stop, remember it will not stop with Mitt!!!!

  • ckibbey80

    If WE the people don’t wake up and smell the coffee burning, WE the people (mainly the middle class) will be no more. WE will be the “have nots” foraging for a meal in the rich’s dumpster or lay sick or dying on the sidewalk in need of medical care. Maybe perhaps, the “wheels” need to fall off the wagon and complete collaspe needs to happen for real change to be built out of the ashes. I remember the 80’s when we had the ME generation (the ME and ME ONLY, screw everybody else), now we have the offspring of those people who don’t have a clue. Our problem in this country is the greed and addiction to money and material things. Maybe things need to be taken away. You never know what you have until it’s gone. Pain and suffering is a powerful tool.

  • howa4x

    Republicans can’t win with pure ideas so they just say the hell with trying to get voters to weigh the issues, let’s just buy it.

    • They can’t win with ideas because they have no ideas. They have no vision. Mitt is absolutely the best candidate for them – his lack of core values is exactly where the Republican Party is. The only thing that comes out of their mouths is “lower taxes.”

      They profess a love of Jesus, but want to do nothing for the poor & down-trodden. They supposedly hold Jesus high, then say, “too bad” to the sick & afflicted who have no health care. I keep looking for the book in the New Testament that shows Jesus chasing the all-mighty-dollar and prophesying about the greatness of capitalism, but I can’t find it. Please, if anyone knows where in the Bible Jesus was profiting from a corporation and turning his back on the weak and needy, could you please let me know?

  • jaimeh55

    Is there a scarier individual in this country than Karl Rove? I don’t think he even cares about any policy issues. He only cares about some kind of perverse power that he might have been denied (probably in childhood) in his life. He represents the worst of cynicism, elitism, and racism that his brand has to offer. Not since Lincoln has this country faced the division that it faces now, and Karl Rove is using it for his own sake. HE needs to be stopped.

    • rustacus21

      Dude is NOT scary!!! Sneaky maybe. Ruthless, definately. But he still has to answer 2 the law, as must we all. The question posed here is will citizen pressure FORCE Democracy to do its job? That is our job, rite?

  • David Markham

    What if, all that money was put to good use like helping to rebuild our great nation instead of propaganda ads to continue tearing it down?

    • ObozoMustGo

      Good thinking David… All those people that work in TV and avertising and anything affiliated with it… they’re all just a bunch of useless hacks and dont deserve to make a living as long as David Markham has a better agenda for blowing other people’s money on what he deems to be the best use, correct? Especially if anyone plans on saying anything political that disagrees with your leftist agenda, right? You tell ’em Dave!

      When are all those stupid people going to realize that King David and his leftist nutjob believers know better how to run your life and spend your money than you do? When?

      Eat sheet, David…. And have a nice day!

      • oldtack

        You got it all backward again Obozo. You got your words all messed up where you were inferring “”if anyone plans on saying anything political that disagrees with your leftist agenda.” You got your words all crossed up because you just described your far right wing-nut philosophy. Geesh!! You were commenting on poop hitting the fan – I think when that happens you will think you died and went to nervana cause you exist on doses of BS and you would have your mouth wide open to ingest as much as possible and you would enjoy ever morsel.
        Watch what you say friend. I worry that you may get to swinging to far to the right wing -nut side and accidently bump the far right side of the left wing that you may penetrate it. Then you would be blinded by true light and the shock would be too much for you. And not knowing where you live I couldn’t be there to mourn your passing. You worry me Bro. Don’t swing too far.

        And – have a nice day.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Hey Old… I’m touched that you’re worried about me. But don’t put too much effort into it. I’m just fine.

          Thanks anyway, buddie! 😉

          Have a nice day!

  • President Obama deserves and should be re-elected. As great as this country is, we have lost our vision and sense of justice and injustice. How can anyone sign and agreement with Grover Norquist (Republicans) to say no to every thing that democrats try to help and fix our country. There is no reaching across the aisle and working for the country, only working to satisfy their bloated egos. I wonder how they even keep a straight face when the get paid knowing they are taking the peoples money without working for it. They only change when the people march and threaten to take action. The SuperPac money and the vote by the Supreme Court Justices to allow it has stripped the normal person of a voice. The middle class is being dismantle and corporations are making more money than they ever have but unemployment is still high. Where is the money going? How can the religious right believe in God and not care for the poor and down trodden? They are no better off than the ones who massacre in the name of Allah. Nations rise up against tyranny and I see that coming in this country. All the money in the world does you no good when the people rebel over injustice. The Republicans have character amnesia, when wealth is gone, little is lost; when health is gone, something is lost; but when character is gone, all is lost. “Quote from the Daily Bread, Ritter and Kasper”.

    • ObozoMustGo

      James… Obozo is the absolute worst president in modern US history. He has stolen that mantle from Jimmy Carter, for certain. Witness a listing of his failures just to keep it honest:

      BH Obozo has had a sum total of 1 (one) success. Ordering the killing of OBL. That’s it. There is nothing else in 4 years. Nothing. And even that isnt really as big a deal for him as it is for the soldiers who actually did the mission.

      Lets take a look at some of Obozo’s other “successes”…….

      1) Obozo comes into office $9T in debt. 3.5 years later, $16T in debt
      2) 2 years complete control of the government. NO budget as required by the Constitution. Still has no budget. The one budget he presented that was actually voted on by the Senate wend down to defeat by a vote of 97 to 0. Nice work Mr. President!!! THAT IS an accomplishment!
      3) A new bankrupting entitlement program called Obozocare jammed through congress against the vast majority of Americans who were against it (and still are) and with the blessings of the idiot Nancy Piglosi who said “we have to pass the bill before we know what is in it”. And after all that, the crowing achievement of this president will be struck down like a rabid dog by the SCOTUS. Nice work, Mr. President!
      4) Persistent unemployment that has been the worst since the Great Depression, especially among blacks and young people. His administration keeps claiming unemployment is going down, but in reality, they manipulate the formula by reducing the # of jobs available. And then they claim that over 8% unemployment is good! Quite an accomplishment in propaganda, but not economics, Mr. President.
      5) Promises to close Gitmo…. instead, he spends $750K on a soccer field for terrorists. Dont get me wrong, Gitmo should stay open. This is an example of how stupid and naive Obozo really is. Nice accomplishment, Mr. President!
      6) Gas prices are up 100%++ across the nation. And Obozo is so dumb he actually believes that increasing supply has no effect on prices… what an idiot! Blocking EVERY permit that has come before his administration and blocking pipelines that increase supplies does HAVE consequences, Mr. President. Gas prices are through the roof! Nice going Mr. President!
      7) Real inflation rates are close to 8% or higher. Who measures inflation without food and fuel??????? Obozo does! Another strong achievement in propaganda, Mr. President!
      8) SOLYNDRA!!!!!!!! need I say more?
      9) OK, I will. SOLAR TRUST… another BILLION DOLLAR boondoggle in your attempt to play venture capitalist with taxpayer money that actually goes to your FAT CAT financier friends who are big donors. Nice money laundering accomplishment, Mr. President! Should I say more? OK.. I will…
      10) ECOTALITY – Another “green” Obozo investment disaster. Obozo gave them $115 MILLION. The SEC investigates fraud at the company. While that’s going on, Obozo gives them another $26 MILLION…. What an idiot! Nice accomplishment Mr. President!
      11) Fast and Furious!!!!! If this was a Republican Admin, all of you nutjobs that write on this web site would be going justifiably ballistic!! It would be the lead story on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSLSD, CNN, etc. etc.
      12) Same with the crook Jon Corzine. He steals $2B in client money, much of it farmers money, to cover his own bad bets. Then he gets to continue on raising money for Obozo like nothing every happened. Where is Eric The Incompetent Holder? ……… crickets………. crickets……….. crickets………. Thought so!

      I’ll continue to refocus the discussion on what is important and not these foolish smokescreens the left throws up to obfuscate Obozo’s true failure as a socialist in the White House.

      Have a nice day!

      • dkm42

        And without a doubt you must be a “freeloader” and totally on the government dole as you are on this website every day and at all hours. You would probably be out on the street begging if not for our government’s kindness. Your list of President Obama’s “successes” which you post on a regular basis are just a smoke screen to hide your ONE and ONLY dislike for our President and that is the color of his skin! Get a life!

        Have a great day!

        • ObozoMustGo

          There you go again, dk… another leftist nutjob that only sees everything throug the prism of race. That actually makes you a racist! Judging another by the color of their skin is, by definition, racist. And that is you and all your other leftist nutjob friends.

          The Holy Trinity of the left = race, gender, and class. Everything is seen through one or more of those facets of the prism.

          Have a nice day!

      • rustacus21

        This is old Mr. Bozo & all debunked. As we know, Corzine isn’t prez, we understand ‘green’ technology is the only way to save us from ourselves, speculators ARE – & not the Prez- the reason for hi gas prices, we can’t find U’r cave, so GITMO has to stay open in the meantime, conservatives are still (after a midterm victory PROMISE of creating JOBS & reducing DEFICITS) BLOCKING the recovery & thus, continued HI unemployment 4 the victims of the 2001-2009 socio/econ/political/business conservative sabotage, the bank/investment bailout was THE conservatives strategy in 2008, being abandoned by ‘bluedog’ & apologetic (to conservative racists) Democrats, again, left the prez stranded, & the deficit is coming down as we speak; a deficit U AGAIN 4got to mention, was ORIGINATED by the 2001-2009 administration. As I say, all debunked b4 & again & again, as necessary…

        • ObozoMustGo

          rusty.. you really need to lay off the sauce before you type… you make no sense at all! You must be texting from the bar stool!

          Have nice drunken evening, my friend!

          • rustacus21

            It’s nobody’s fault so I won’t blame U 4 U’r issues, since U never dialogue on ANY. Address some & we can actually ‘debate’. But not from the inebriated st. U seem constantly consumed by. Not everybody IS or STAYS intoxicated as U all the time. If they were, they’d be like… well, most conservatives who appear at the polls every election, in a complete mess of a state, as they keep pulling the ‘conservative’ lever, knowing it’s going to screw up the nation. But as I say, I’m a forgiving person, so we Liberal/Progressives are holding out hope U guys will sober up in time to give us a hand fixing a Democracy that needs the help of ALL, not just some of us, who do all the heavy lifting anyway. I got $10.00 on a bag of coffee 4 U tho. Seattle Best, my fav…

  • vagedde

    The GOP is more like the old KKK and people need to wake up the deal is let the poor pay fpr everything,cut off all help for the poor,anybody that work for a living need to think about what they are about vote for

    • ObozoMustGo

      vag… your crack pipe is calling you! Dont forget your tinfoil hat, either.

      Have a nice day!

      • vagedde

        that’s what i call getting your act together,I see you don’t have to work for a living this is the USA vote your heart,the deal is my house is paid for I have three cars and a motorcycle maybe you need to try the crack pipe and tinfoil hat

        • ObozoMustGo

          how’d you do that, vag? Section 8 on a rent-to-own?

          Have a nice day!

          • vagedde

            Look I’am not going to start getting into saying mean things to anybody,Ive had enought of that after I was in the MLK movement and after I came home for Vietnam,for people that do rent to own or sec8 they are still good people,I must say I did get a little up set about drug statement,I,am truely sorry,The good Lord just have blessed me,I never want to look down on a man unless I’am picking him up

          • ObozoMustGo

            vag… first off, dont take the insults personally. It’s all in good fun. Really, it is. It’s next to impossible to convey context in writing. And being conservative, I get my fair share of the insults around here, also. Believe me! A few of them make me laugh my butt off, also! 🙂

            And, thank you for your service to America. I wish our Vietnam vets were not treated so harshly upon their return. It’s one of the black eyes on our history and fortunately I think the VAST majority of us recognize that and will not allow it to happen again.

            And congratulations on what appears to be a life well lived!

            Have a nice day!

          • rustacus21

            A good American & great HUMAN BEING!!! We need more Americans like U…

  • vagedde

    you couldn’t have said it better,just remerber one thing,when the GOP take over the white house there will be a cry in this land like you’ve never seen.the 1930’s will be coming back to 2014

  • ObozoMustGo

    Yet another Joe Conason delusional junk piece. When is the last time you referred to the “DemocRATs on the court”, Joe? When? When is the last time you railed against the unlimited and extortionist political fundraising activities of the unions and especially the public employee unions, Joe?……… crickets……….. crickets……….. crickets……. Thought so!

    You’re nothing more than a cheap political hack and useful idiot carrying Obozo’s water for him. Be a jounalist, an objective journalist, for once in your miserable career, Joe! You might actually open up opportunities for yourself outside of the shrinking leftist nutjob world you currently insulate yourself within.

    Have a nice day!

    • You must be carrying Roves nut sack.

    • rustacus21

      Joe’s busy, but w/fox network loosing viewers, I have a feeling Liberal/Progressives are getting the message & will be ready this November. Then, we’ll be able to discuss that SCT thing…

  • Ed

    It is hopeless, Big mo ey always wins.

  • hubydoll166

    ObozoMustGo..is correct…not the president but instead the obozo poster below..please excuse him because he is a prime example of people who drank the koolaide..maybe he should be called The KoolaideKid…Oh Yeah!!!

  • hubydoll166

    and it was and still is caslled fillibuster…you should know what that means?

  • EdC

    That would be a cross of voted surpression, hanging chad, and brain washing. as you said about the Bible belt, To bad they don’t read the Bible because it is almost the total oppisite of what they preach. Jesus walked the streets helping the sick and giving hope to the poor, they would hang a black guy that did that, The Bible says though shall not kill, does Trayvon Martin count. The Ninth Commandment says do NOT give False testomony, refer back to Obama must go first statement here, and why do they do this, look at the tenth Commandment do not covet thy neighbors possessions. They want to control the country so bad that they even neglete the First commandment, Do NOT put any other God Before me, an yet this is the Bible belt, This is in the wrong place and should be an Admendment To dominick Vila’s comment later in the piece

  • jaimeh55

    Sorry, but as Sen. Mr. Magoo McConnell stated almost from day one that his ONLY objective was to make Pres. Obama a one term president and he used the immoral filibuster to accomplish his goal. The republicans are the false idols of our civilization

  • This man should be locked away he is a danger to himself and society .

  • harrietbenjamin

    Not one dam penny of foreign money should be allowed in a United States campaign and all donors corporate, pesonal or whatever should be disclosed. We are selling our freedom dollar by dollar

  • ripper22

    How naive I was, thinking the Supreme Court was above political …how stupid.

  • EdC

    It is obivious that we are getting to you if all you can come up is names instead of facts, how ever Republicans have been fact free for decades, as my old daddy used to say don’t confuse a Republican with facts, their mind is made up.

    • ObozoMustGo

      No, not really, Ed. I can stand on my own two feet in this sea of leftist insanity. And, yes, I do like poking leftist nutjobs in the eyes. It is a weakness I have and admit to. Sorry!

      Have a nice evening my leftist friend!

  • EdC

    Another comment for Obozo, when an American takes back the money stolen from Americas people it is not socialism, when a business or corpoation leader steals from Americans it is still theft, not matter how the Republicans like to spin it.

    • ObozoMustGo

      How was money “stolen” Ed?

  • joyscarbo

    I PRAY the IRS audits Crossroads GPS and expose the companies who are padding the wallets of our politicians and funding these disgusting, attack ads that non-profits have no business airing on television!!!! We need to expose Karl Rove and his cronies for the CRIMINALS they are!!!
    Everyone needs to contact their senators and congress reps NOW!!! DEMAND that the IRS audit this phony “non-profit!!”

    • ObozoMustGo

      Hi Joy! I hope you are well. How’s your job search coming? I have included you in my prayers.

      By the way, you can get off your soap box today. Just because others have differing views from you doesnt mean that they should have their political speech restricted or investigated. You should stand up for them just like I would stand up for you.

      Have a nice evening, my lefty friend! 🙂

      • joyscarbo

        Ahhh, my republican friend….Thank you truly for your prayers. My family is intact and that is worth all the money in the world.

        However….these super pacs isn’t about free speech. They are about huge corporations with oodles of money buying votes using slanderous and false statements.

        Again…I hope that this phony-ass “non profit” is exposed and all of their corporate donors. That way, we all know as Americans who to NOT give our business to.

        That’s my opinion- based on facts- and I’m sticking to it. Hope you and your’s are doing well, and have a nice day!

        • ObozoMustGo

          Things are good, Joy. I’m having fun. Corporations and other organizations have every right to organize and make their views known through advertisement just like unions do. No difference, except in your view, you like unions and not companies. That’s the only real difference. That, and Karl Rove is very good at what he does and that pisses leftist nutjobs off. Fair is fair, both ways, hun!

          Have a wonderful day, my lefty friend! 🙂

          • joyscarbo

            And Karl Rove is a crooked, lying republican who was certainly involved in the CIA leak but Scooter Libby was dumb enough to take the fall alone.
            I’ve seen many union-sponsored ads and they always identify themselves at the end of the ads. These corporations don’t want to be identified! Why? I’ve always been taught that if it hides in the dark, it’s up to no good.

          • ObozoMustGo

            do those union ads say that they paid for the ad with money from a large number of members who do not support the same political views but whom are extorted into paying for ideas they are against? Do they say that?

            I’m just askin…..

            Have a nice day!

          • joyscarbo

            Do you REALLY think that ads paid for by huge corporations fully represent the people working for it? No. Dems and repubs work at the same places everywhere. The difference is, the union membership does see these ads whether they agree or don’t. Like I said before, if you don’t want to work in a closed shop, unionized company, don’t work there. No one is forcing you to work anywhere. Unions aren’t what is wrong with this country. Big gluttonous businesses that ship our jobs overseas to avoid paying decent and fair wages that Americans can support a family with is what is wrong. Notice that you’re not changing my mind.

          • ObozoMustGo

            I dont seek to change your mind, Joy! You are an ardent supporter of leftist ideals and I respect you for that. In fact, I actually like you very much! You’re an honest and genuinely good person, and that comes out in your writing. Even if you are a leftist nutjob! 🙂

            The most of what I seek is not agreement, but clarity. I like understanding and viewing things from the other side. That’s why I come here. That’s why I challenge so many posts on this site. I also kind of like to poke some leftist nutjobs in the eyes with insults. I know, I know.. I could probably do without them, but I cant help it. I like laughing and I even laugh at the insults thrown back at me. I’m not easily offended.

            At any rate…. back to work now. Nice chattting with you, Joy.

            Have a nice day!

          • joyscarbo

            See now? You done it again…another reason to like you! I really don’t consider myself completely “left,” but I do lean that way. I am, primarily, a Democrat. There are some republicans that I do have respect for…but they’re usually moderate, to liberal. It’s all about the issues.
            Keep poking, my friend! Keep challenging and engaging in a lively debate of the issues of the day.
            But your party still ain gonna win! Poke..Poke

          • ObozoMustGo

            Time will tell, my friend. Time will tell.

            Have a nice day!

          • joyscarbo

            BTW….what website can a left-leaning person like me “poke” (okay and provoke) some conservative wingnuts? I think what’s good for the goose is good for the gander@ Do tell!

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hi Joy! There’s plenty of them. Try The Blaze. They have lots of traffic there. So does Breitbart or Conservative Bytes.

            Have a really great day, my friend! 🙂

          • joyscarbo

            Maybe…thanks for the tip!
            Have a wonderful day and weekend!

          • ObozoMustGo

            You have a great weekend, also, Joy! Say hi to your kiddies from the right wing! 🙂

          • joyscarbo

            Will do….but my kiddies are going to be busy this weekend! It’s Mother’s Day weekend and I’m milking this for everything its worth!!!! LOL!!!!

          • ObozoMustGo

            Good for you! Milk away… And please let me extend my wishes for a most pleasant and deserved Happy Mothers Day! 🙂

          • rustacus21

            Does it matter? Unions exist for the protection of workers too poor to challenge corporations in court, for their ABUSES of those same workers! This is the big push for tort reform by none other than U’r favorite corp persons. Fair, legal, even logical, isn’t the issue here. Transparency IS, however & thanx Joyscarbo 4 pointing it out…

  • howa4x

    Karl Rove has always been a sleaze. He is the master of dirty politics. He has no morals, and has no character. So why does the religious right listen to him?

  • this is exactly why we need to set up a gillitiene on wall street and another on the washington mall.

    • rustacus21

      Let’s not get carried away. The chain-gang just may save a few of those wall st. slobs, so they can have nice long prison terms to repent 4 the evils they have wrought…

  • What’s new? Repubs=big bucks. They don’t get in office because of their promises on issues, but because they can buy their elections.

  • rustacus21

    It’s rather obvious by now that conservatives such as Rove & his ilk, including the more sleazy candidates he helped ‘slime’ their way in2 office, know nothing of & care nothing for the Constitution of a nation they are conspiring to slowly destroy. As a disciple of the grand daddy of political scummery – Lee Atwater – Rove knows no depths to which he, identical to Atwater, would slither to, in order to WIN – in the name of power. In the process, America loses, as the money controlling their activities, is all for the benefit of the expanding plutocracy now overwhelming our ‘former’ Democracy. Speaking of Lee Atwater, an aptly titled video from a few years back, ‘Boogie Man’, w/interviews w/none other than our star writer here (Mr. Conason), tells the story of the savage & brutal hypocracy of a man obsessed w/the destruction of his political opponents. Rove comes off benign, but as w/Atwater, has the black heart of viper & knows no bounderies of which to operate, in delivering office only to sworn enemies of our citizen-owned & managed Democracy. & as w/this story, Rove is again in search of this seasons ultimate ‘boogie man’ to terrify weak-minded, easily frightened conservative voters into again, voting against THEMSELVES in order to deny the best chance America currently has of finally ending the horrors endured by the last (2001-2009) conservative administration. Seeking to finish the job begun 32 years ago, of displacing Democracy & instituting the ‘caste’ system which by 1770, inspired a revolution, Rove seeks to push an ideological argument to a legal question, which may in fact signal the end of the line for his brand of scorched earth politics. This story is much deeper than what it reads on the surface, exposing the always-fragilic corruption that is the foundation of Conservative ideology. Should the normally vigilant IRS do its job, we will see why conservatives have been obsessive over ‘smaller govt’, which had been rendered impotent by Rove & his co-confederate organizations. A discovery of violations would serious damage Rove chances to operate w/impunity, but not end it. That will be the job of voters, by returning this President & an expanded Liberal/Progressive presence, to Washington this November…

  • rustacus21

    To Mr. Bozo re: release of x-cripts; Why should he? He’s already graduated!!! & is NOW PRESIDENT… My guess is he’s relying on more conservatives to get @LEAST an elementary education so they can stop voting for their destitution…

  • jaimeh55

    rove by himself is not scary, it’s the billion dollars in his pocket that is scary

  • metrognome3830

    Well, you’ve done it again people! Wasted page after page and your time replying to ObozoMG. You made out pretty well today, ObozoMG. I assume you get paid for every post and every reply you get. Beats working for a living, doesn’t it?

    • ObozoMustGo

      Thanks! I always make out well, metro. It’s really not that hard to stir up the leftist nutjob hornets nest! And it only takes a few short keystrokes.

      Have a nice weekend!

      • metrognome3830

        I always have a nice weekend OMG. Why don’t you take the week-end off, too. Enjoy yourself. But, then, I guess your joy comes from riling up the “leftists nutjobs.” Well, do whatever makes you happy. I’m sure you will be glad to hear you won’t ruin my day or my weekend.

        • ObozoMustGo

          It’s all in good fun, metro. Without the benefit of context in writing, I mean that sincerely!

          Happy Mothers Day! (if that applies to you)

          • metrognome3830

            I’ll send your wishes on to my mother. No, it doesn’t apply to me, but thanks anyway.

  • William Deutschlander

    Rove should be arrested for TREASON! He is ANTI-AMERICAN and ANTI-Democracy!

    • ObozoMustGo

      Nazi Bill… there you go again… take your meds, will you? You’re losing it BIG TIME!

      Have a nice weekend!