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Election GOPocalypse — Hurricane Sandy : Obama’s Mightiest Surrogate? Haley Barbour & Karl Rove Think So. God, Who Gets The Last Word, Does Not.Halleh Lew YAH!! http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/?p=2141
By David Edwards
Sunday, April 1, 2012 11:03 EDT
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) on Sunday predicted that if the United States Supreme Court strikes down a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, it could actually benefit him in the 2012 general election.
Dean told Fox News host Chris Wallace that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was “something that’s not really necessary.”
“If the justices strike it down, it might actually help the president because people don’t like the mandate,” he explained. “But if the rest of the bill stays intact, I think it will ultimately seen as a victory for the president. He’ll do fine.”
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) indicated that his party was already planning the best way to spin the Supreme Court’s decision against the president.
“I think it will be pretty interesting if former constitutional law professor President Obama’s signature law gets kicked out because it’s unconstitutional,” the former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman quipped. “The fact of the matter is that the law is very unpopular. Unlike most entitlements, it has continued to stay unpopular after it was enacted.”
For his part, Dean agreed that the law was unpopular, but Americans “actually do like what is in it.”
“I think the president is in great shape in health care unless they strike down the whole bill,” he added. “This is the most political Supreme Court we’ve ever had. Seventy-three percent of the American people believe that politics motivates the Supreme Court, and I am one of those 73 percent. So, I think a lot of this is going to be seen as politics.”
Barbour suggested that the president would not be able to run against the ruling because voters “are going to favor the Supreme Court’s opinion if the Supreme Court does, in fact, strike down the law.”
“President Obama’s policies on health care, on energy are his problem,” he opined. “They’re the wrong policies. They are bad for the country.”
Watch this video from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, uploaded April 1, 2012.
"Happy April Fools Day, Funny how Mr. Barbour Never did answer Mr. Wallaces first question, Hmmm!!!"By David Edwards Sunday, April 1, 2012 11:03 EDT Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean... more
Governor Haley Barbour has declared a State of Emergency for several Southern Mississippi counties ahead of a newly formed tropical storm in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/state-of-emergency-declared-southern-mississippi-as-tropical-storm-lee-formsGovernor Haley Barbour has declared a State of Emergency for several Southern... more
The United States death toll has reached another grim historic mark after more bodies were found from the Joplin, Missouri tornado.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/united-states-tornado-death-toll-reaches-520-after-more-bodies-found-joplinThe United States death toll has reached another grim historic mark after more bodies... more
After several weeks of rising, surpassing its all-time historic high water levels at Vicksburg and Natchez, the Mississippi River finally crests at all of its major points in Western Mississippi.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/mississippi-river-at-vicksburg-crests-forecast-crest-at-natchez-on-fridayAfter several weeks of rising, surpassing its all-time historic high water levels at... more
A man pulled from floodwaters near downtown Vicksburg, has died from what authorities say was a brain injury related to drowning.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/vicksburg-man-dies-from-flood-related-injury-first-death-from-mississippi-riverA man pulled from floodwaters near downtown Vicksburg, has died from what authorities... more
More than half of Mississippi is now under some sort of disaster declaration from severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that have ravaged the state since April.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/51-mississippi-counties-now-under-disaster-declarationsMore than half of Mississippi is now under some sort of disaster declaration from... more
The National Weather Service in an updated river forecast Wednesday morning lowered the historic crests expected on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg and Natchez over the next few days.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/mississippi-river-yazoo-river-crests-lowered-at-vicksburg-natchez-yazoo-cityThe National Weather Service in an updated river forecast Wednesday morning lowered... more
Authorities shutdown the Mississippi River at the port in Natchez due to the record high flood waters, which could be made worse with barge traffic.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/port-natchez-shutdown-to-barge-traffic-due-to-record-mississippi-river-floodsAuthorities shutdown the Mississippi River at the port in Natchez due to the record... more
The historically high water levels on the Mississippi River has forced the Yazoo River, one its main tributaries in Western Mississippi to take on large amounts of backwater, raising it to one of its highest levels on record.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/backwater-from-mississippi-river-pushes-yazoo-river-to-2nd-record-highest-levelThe historically high water levels on the Mississippi River has forced the Yazoo... more
Governor Haley Barbour announced Monday evening that residents in 18 additional counties affected by the severe storms and tornadoes from April 15th through April 28th are now under a disaster declaration, making them eligible for federal disaster assistance.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/18-additional-mississippi-counties-under-disaster-declarationGovernor Haley Barbour announced Monday evening that residents in 18 additional... more
Governor Haley Barbour announced today, President Barack Obama has signed an disaster declaration for 11 Mississippi counties ahead of historic and widespread flooding expected along the Mississippi River over the next few weeks.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/president-declares-federal-disaster-area-for-counties-along-mississippi-riverGovernor Haley Barbour announced today, President Barack Obama has signed an disaster... more
As I've noted, the 2012 Republican presidential primary will be vastly different from the 2008 race.
Back then Ron paul was roundly derided for endorsing the traditional conservative approach toward foreign policy.
This time around, a lot of the others are going to have to make a choice between conservatism and the liberal internationalism of the so-called "neo" conservatives. This piece on Haley Barbour from The Hill shows that the debate has begun:
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) may have set the tone for the foreign policy debate in the Republican presidential nominating contest when he questioned the war in Afghanistan and its costs.
Barbour’s comments were quickly met with derision from the neocon wing of the GOP, but some Tea Party-affiliated lawmakers said the governor was taking a strong conservative stand on spending.
The differing reactions illustrate a tough political reality for Republicans in 2012: Even as public opinion increasingly turns against the war in Afghanistan and concern over the deficit intensifies, embracing talk of defense cuts and troop pullouts may still be a bridge too far.
And note the squeals from Bill "My Mommy Was a Commie" Kristol:
Neocons pounced on his statements. Writing in The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol called Barbour's comments "irresponsible" and accused him of "pandering" to public opinion, suggesting there may be an opening in 2012 for a candidate who questions the direction in Afghanistan and puts defense cuts on the table.
Full Story: http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2011/03/the_trent_toward.htmlAs I've noted, the 2012 Republican presidential primary will be vastly different... more
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has launched a campaign to recognize a Confederate General and KKK leader on a special Mississippi license plate. The NAACP and other organizations have called on Governor Haley Barbour to publicly denounce this effort, yet Barbour has not responded since the controversy began making headlines last week.
There's no excuse! The moment anyone proposes that a member of the KKK get any sort of honorable recognition, the proposal should be immediately, publicly, and emphatically condemned.
Barbour failed to denounce the proposal when the news broke and he failed to criticize it when he spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference this past weekend. Apparently he's too focused on his own presidential aspirations to step up and be a true leader, a moral leader, and and denounce the villains and the evils of the past.The Sons of Confederate Veterans has launched a campaign to recognize a Confederate... more
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has launched a campaign to issue one of the specialty license plates honoring Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was once the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. The NAACP and a Facebook group are protesting the plate, which at the earliest would be unveiled in 2014.The Sons of Confederate Veterans has launched a campaign to issue one of the specialty... more
JACKSON, Miss. – For 16 years, sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott have shared a life behind bars for their part in an $11 armed robbery. To share freedom, they must also share a kidney.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour suspended the sisters' life sentences on Wednesday, but 36-year-old Gladys Scott's release is contingent on her giving a kidney to Jamie, her 38-year-old sister, who requires daily dialysis.
The sisters were convicted in 1994 of leading two men into an ambush in central Mississippi the year before. Three teenagers hit each man in the head with a shotgun and took their wallets â€” making off with only $11, court records said.
Jamie and Gladys Scott were each convicted of two counts of armed robbery and sentenced to two life sentences.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101230/ap_on_re_us/us_sisters_pardon_kidneyJACKSON, Miss. – For 16 years, sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott have shared a life... more
It boggles my brain to no end when I hear Republican GOOD OLE BOYS AND GALS talk out of their butts about their experiences concerning race, religion, gender, creed, nationality, income or whatever else superficially (IGNORANTLY) separates us from one another. There have been so many remarks spewed from the lips of the unschooled that are poker tells, exposing what these people really believe.
First we have GOOD OLE BOY Haley Barbour’s tongue lash that released his deep seated ingrained bigotry (so deep he’s not even aware of it):
Barbour defends comments on race, but is the damage done to his potential 2012 bid?
Next GOOD OLE GAL Sarah Palin weighs in on her ignorance, in her recent book, going after (attacking) Michelle Obama for her heartfelt remark during the 2008 presidential campaign:
Attack on Michelle Obama shows Palin's ignorance of history
Too many Americans go through life with blinders on, in other words, nurtured in a cocoon only experiencing the goings on inside that particular segregate. They then wind up with a false belief that what they’ve witnessed is the whole of reality. Anyone who accepts those cocoon beliefs as the whole truth and nothing but the truth is a pathetic shallow entity but usually can do no harm to others.
But those shallows who obtain a platform of power: these individuals become a threat, a danger to the freedom ALL are suppose to enjoy, not just the few who are fortunate enough to come into existence with bed, bath and beyond lavished upon them. I would even go so far as to say such people are anti American and anti Liberty and are deadly forces against Democracy! http://thinkingblue.blogspot.comIt boggles my brain to no end when I hear Republican GOOD OLE BOYS AND GALS talk out... more
JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy by saying he doesn't recall the Civil Rights era as being "that bad."
Barbour, considered a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, told the conservative Weekly Standard he didn't remember the '60s in Yazoo City, Miss., his home town, as being turbulent.
"I just don't remember it as being that bad," Barbour said. "I remember Martin Luther King came to town, in '62. He spoke out at the old fairground and it was full of people, black and white."
Democrats seized on his comments, saying they disqualified Barbour from consideration as a presidential candidate, The Hill reported Monday.
On his Twitter page, Democratic National Committee spokesman Haru Sevugan said the comment shows Barbour isn't ready to run the nation.
"Re Barbour's 'not that bad' comment: He's not ready for prime time or not ready for the 21st century - either way it's disqualifying," Sevugan posted.
Full Story: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/12/21/Barbours-memory-of-60s-draws-criticism/UPI-41071292939557/?pvn=1JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour stirred up a... more
A spokesperson for Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is pushing back against criticism from liberal pundits today over the governor's praise for a segregationist group.
Here's the backstory: Over the weekend, the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard published profile of Barbour, a major GOP operative and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate. The profile highlighted Barbour's ties to his hometown of Yazoo City, Mississippi, where schools were integrated without violence during the Civil Rights era.
Barbour, who was only a few years out of school himself at the time, credited the lack of violence to the Citizens Councils, a segregationist group that resisted integration through economic means.
The Weekly Standard reports:
...Yazoo City was perhaps the only municipality in Mississippi that managed to integrate the schools without violence. I asked Haley Barbour why he thought that was so.
"Because the business community wouldn't stand for it," he said. "You heard of the Citizens' Councils? Up north they think it was like the KKK. Where I come from it was an organization of town leaders. In Yazoo City they passed a resolution that said anybody who started a chapter of the Klan would get their ass run out of town. If you had a job, you'd lose it. If you had a store, they'd see nobody shopped there. We didn't have a problem with the Klan in Yazoo City."
The Citizens' Council, initially called the White Citizens' Council, formed after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Decision with the goal of maintaining segregation through economic and political pressure.
Dan Turner, the official spokesman for Barbour, told Talking Points Memo that criticism of the remarks were intended to paint the governor as a racist -- when "nothing could be further from the truth."
"Tell me what in Gov. Barbour's past gives any indication of any racist leanings, and I'll be glad to address the question," Turner said. "Otherwise, it's not a legitimate question. There's nothing in his past that shows that. If you pick out a sentence or a paragraph out of a fairly long article and harp on it, you can manipulate it. And that sounds to me like what you're trying to do."
Ben Smith of Politico, meanwhile, points to another potentially-problematic remark from Barbour's past. A 1982 New York Times article details an anecdote from the campaign trail (Barbour was running for Senate) in which an aide used a racial slur. The Times reports that "Barbour warned that if the aide persisted in racist remarks, he would be reincarnated as a watermelon and placed at the mercy of blacks."
Greg Sargent, a liberal blogger for the Washington Post, argues that Barbour's statements on racial issues could seriously hurt his chances as a presidential contender.
"Barbour has repeatedly been overly casual about matters of race," Sargent writes. "He seems incapable of acknowledging that race is the third rail of American politics, or even acting as if that's the case."
Hari Sevugan, spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee, jumped on Barbour's remarks, tweeting, "Re Barbour's "not that bad" comment: He's not ready for prime time or not ready for the 21st century - either way it's disqualifying."A spokesperson for Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is pushing back against criticism... more
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says he opposes a small Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11. "I do not think well of the idea of burning anybody's Koran, Bible, Book of Mormon or anything else," says Barbour. "Any issue that takes people's eye off of unemployment, job creation, economic growth, taxes, spending, deficits, debts, is taking your eye off the ball."Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says he opposes a small Florida church's plan... more