See, Hillary--

Obama didn’t blaze into power just because people wanted a ‘demographically significant’ candidate to win. This is where you AND the Right wing get it wrong. President Obama came into such staunchly supported power because of what people read into that: a break from the old order. And that’s why Bernie Sanders is cooking. You do not represent a break from the old order. You represent capitulation of ideal, slippery character, cynical White ambition, and a host of poor policies. No rainbow avatar can bedazzle that into something fresh.

Hillary Clinton EDITED her emails before turning them over to the State Department

Good grief!  How much worse could this get for Hillary Clinton?  

from Washington Examiner:

Hillary Clinton withheld Benghazi-related emails from the State Department that detailed her knowledge of the scramble for oil contracts in Libya and the shortcomings of the NATO-led military intervention for which she advocated.

Clinton removed specific portions of other emails she sent to State, suggesting the messages were screened closely enough to determine which paragraphs were unfit to be seen by the public.

For example, one email Clinton kept from the State Department indicates Libyan leaders were “well aware” of which “major oil companies and international banks” supported them during the rebellion, information they would “factor into decisions” about about who would be given access to the country’s rich oil reserves.

The email, which Clinton subsequently scrubbed from her server, indicated Clinton was aware that involvement in the controversial conflict could have a significant financial benefit to firms that were friendly to the Libyan rebels.

She thanked Sidney Blumenthal, her former aide and author of dozens of informal intelligence memos, for the tip, which she called “useful,” and informed him she was preparing to hold a meeting with Libyan leaders in Paris in an exchange that suggests the flow of information went both ways.

State Department officials admitted Clinton had withheld all of nine emails and parts of six others after Blumenthal provided 60 emails to the House Select Committee on Benghazi that the agency had failed to submit earlier this year.

Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., immediately demanded to know whether State or Clinton herself withheld the records. The agency’s admission Thursday that it couldn’t find 15 of the new emails in its records indicated both had played a role in keeping the emails away from Congress.

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This is not just unethical, it’s criminal

Obama to announce expansions to overtime pay.

Anyone who has ever worked in retail management (or an entry level creative position in NYC) can tell you that overtime is a mythical theory leftover from the days of Welcome Back Kotter and assembly line jobs in manufacturing.  I have so many friends who regularly work 60-hour weeks for salaries in the mid-40-thousands, and the only time they get a drop of overtime pay is if they work a weekend or a holiday.  Working til 10 in the evening M - F is just “doing your job.”  I can flash back to managing a Gap in college and still fiddling with the store layout to push new product until the wee hours of the morning only to have to open the store again at 9 am.  No bonus.  No overtime.  Just “doing your job.”  Obama wants to give millions of mid-wage workers a paybump and he found a way to do it without the approval of Congress.

Y'all, Fourth Quarter Obama is a badass and I’ve been waiting on this guy to show up since 2008.

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phealgud asked:

Does it make you agitated seeing all these people praising Obama despite the fact he's not even in the Supreme Court and has been against gay rights for a good portion of his career?

I’m far past the feelings of agitation when it comes to liberals and the completely clueless’s infatuation with politicians surrounding these big decisions. They are only interested in the outcomes, not the why or the how.

I saw that Tumblr featured some artwork of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg yesterday.  I’m not even sure she was awake during any of these recent decisions…I’m not even sure she’s even alive anymore.

I’m starting to wonder if the other liberal Justices are just controlling her like a human puppet on Weekend at Bernies.  That actually would make a great TV show.

juliacannon722 asked:

Ughhhhh, a real human being just said to my face that he thinks Obama will declare martial law so he can stay president past his 2nd term. How do these people actually exist?

They exist outside of logic and reason. There’s no making sense of people like this.

I mean, not that Obama isn’t above unilateral military action, but not for this.