What is he talking about? That’s how I felt listening to BO go on and on in his Brussels speech. While he did his Obama best, it fell flat. Hilarious: Only one person slow claps after Obama speaks in Netherlands
Condi Rice isn’t thrilled with BO either. Wish with all my heart she would run in 2016. She has the skills, the education, and the strength this country needs. She’s more than a little knowledgeable when it comes to foreign and domestic issues. Perfect R-word candidate. She nailed it
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States’ position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama’s ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world.
“Right now, there’s a vacuum,” she told a crowd of more than two thousand attending the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner last night in Washington, D.C. “There’s a vacuum because we’ve decided to lower our voice. We’ve decided to step back. We’ve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum.” Citing Bashar al Assad’s slaughter in Syria, Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, al Qaeda’s triumphant return to Fallujah, Iraq, and China’s nationalist fervor, she concluded: “When America steps back and there is a vacuum, trouble will fill that vacuum.”
Rice – measured in tone, but very tough on substance – excoriated Obama administration policies without ever mentioning the president by name. She mocked the naïve hope that “international norms” would fill the vacuum left by U.S. retreat and blasted the president for hiding behind the weariness of the public….
March Madness continues with an ever growing list of FBI raids on Dems offices and homes.
Democrats in California, New York, and North Carolina were targeted by the FBI on Wednesday. All are targets of unrelated federal investigations.
Dems now worried the ongoing arrests and charges might hamper their elections….ya think?
Dingy Harry must have choked on this, totally busted involving nepotism and campaign fund irregularities. via Gateway Pundit
According to the Ralston Reports – On Dec. 4, 2012, nearly a year before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gave his granddaughter the nearly $17,000 for “holiday gifts,” his campaign gave Ryan Elisabeth Reid $9,000 for “gifts for supporters.”
More… In 2012 Reid helped out a Chinese solar firm that was represented by his son.
In December 2010 top democrats, including Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), helped a Chinese firm get stimulus cash for a wind farm. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his campaign received thousands of dollars in donations from the wind farm’s backers.
In 2012 Senate Majority leader Harry Reid personally pressured DHS on behalf of sons casino project.
UPDATE: “On Wednesday, Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston discovered that Reid’s campaign had paid out an additional $14,000 to Ryan Elisabeth Reid’s jewelry company for “holiday gifts” for staff and campaign donors.” (Adam O’Neal, “Reid to Reimburse Campaign $31,000 Paid to Kin for Gifts,” Real Clear Politics, 3/27/14)
But, that’s not all. via Hot Air
His granddaughter has also received financial support for her fledgling New York theater company from two Nevada-based foundations that typically prohibit donations to organizations outside of their service areas. The foundations belong to gaming and energy companies that have also donated to the lawmaker.
Ryan Elisabeth, in her early 20s and a recent college graduate, describes herself as a “performing arts professional.” In addition to her jewelry company — which is not mentioned on her LinkedIn profile — she also works as an assistant at the Tim Bavington Studio in Las Vegas and as artistic director at Sprat Theatre Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. Donations to the latter organization, which she founded, may raise some eyebrows
Bo met with the Pope. He didn’t make eye contact with anyone, reporters included, after his one on one with Francis and the Secretary of State for the Vatican. He actually looked somewhat chastised and humbled. Maybe he got an inkling of what greatness and strength really are in the real world. BO said they spoke about “income inequality”, the Pope’s office said they spoke about “religious liberty”. Were they at the same meeting? Since we know what an out and out liar BO is, my money is on the Pope’s version.
Is it a surprise Bo’s disapproval stands at 59%? “Obama gets lowest marks for his handling of the federal budget, immigration and the economy. Support for Obama’s education policies, which had been a strong point, dipped into negative territory this month, too.”
MO hasn’t been left out of the madness…the tell-alls are starting to surface. “The Worst Wing”
Staffers complained about mixed signals, and how the lack of a clear chain of command leads to empty voids resulting in a mess of too many people focusing on the minute details of projects while other larger-picture goals get left by the wayside.
‘There’s no barometer: The first lady having the wrong pencil skirt on Monday is just as big of a f***-up as someone speaking on the record when they didn’t mean to or a policy initiative that completely failed,’ one anonymous former aide said.