First lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are expected to visit the Aspen area over the holiday weekend, according to sources. It is unclear who they will be traveling with and few details were available about the trips, other than Biden is expected to be staying in Snowmass Village, according to sources familiar with the visit who asked not to be identified. Last year, Obama came to Aspen over the President’s Day Weekend with her daughters for a ski vacation. She reportedly stayed at the home of Jim and Paula Crown, owners
Comments: Ahh yes, she needs to rest and recuperate from the arduous work of campaigning and spreading her propaganda. s/o The 0bamas sure do go on a lot of separate vacations.
??? Man, it hasn´t been even a month since the inauguration. Obama himself is supposed to be coming here this weekend to play golf two counties south of here. Well, as long as they´re all out of Washington, they shouldn´t be hatching any mischief for the next few days.
Obama, the Democrats and our news media all work overtime to make 50.7% of voters hate & envy the rich,. The photo of Mitt Romney on the jet ski that he bought with his own income was shown repeatedly as a symbol of his unfair wealth and excessive lifestyle.
Now these bitter, jealous voters can enjoy watching Mooch and entourage ski in rich, white Aspen as her husband plays golf in rich, white Palm Beach. With private jets, SUVs and security all paid for by the taxpayers.
What an outrageous disconnect as to the activities of the rich versus the optimized-welfare-clients, the first family. So welfare mamas are encouraged to hate the rich--those who have earned their ski vacations--but the same LOFO populace are whipped into an admiration Mo, who is the grandest welfare mama of them all.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, the vocal proponent in Congress for a change in policy that would give undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors a chance to legalize their status, has cut off ties with two groups that have coordinated provocative protests in recent months. Gutierrez, a Democrat from Illinois, on Monday evening issued a press release announcing that he was no longer going to work with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) and their affiliated advocates at DREAMActivist.org. The congressman said the final straw in a series of actions by the groups that he has found unsettling
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday rejected the idea that public discontent with Obamacare was responsible for Democratic Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s narrow margin of victory in his gubernatorial race on Tuesday. McAuliffe defeated his GOP rival, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, 48 to 45.5 percent. The race came amid the botched rollout of the president’s signature domestic achievement. The administration is on the defensive over the glitch-plagued website that registers consumers in new insurance exchanges and over reports that millions of Americans could be dropped from their coverage as insurers adopt to the new law. Carney told reporters aboard Air
President Obama urged Republican governors to move forward and allow the Affordable Care Act expansion of Medicaid in their states, using an appearance in Dallas to make the case that the governors should stop playing politics. While Obama didn´t call out Texas Gov. Rick Perry by name for not participating in the expansion, he asked states like Texas, to take advantage of the program and not deny people healthcare because of ideology. ADVERTISEMENT "There´s no state that actually needs this more than Texas," Obama said, speaking briefly at local synagogue in the Lone Star state, before moving on to a fundraiser. White House
Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday pledged another $75 million to help Palestinians build roads and schools as an incentive to pursue peace talks with Israel. Kerry announced the aid during a stop in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Wednesday´s announcement brings the total U.S. contribution to the Palestinian Authority’s High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative program to $100 million. "HIMII projects will create jobs and fund infrastructure projects throughout the West Bank including the construction and repair of health clinics, roads, water systems, community centers, and schools," the State Department said in a press statement. "The HIMII is designed to show
US First Lady Michelle Obama danced to Bollywood tunes alongside Indian-American children during Diwali celebrations in the East Room of the White House. Michelle got the festivities going in the State Dining Room by lighting the "diya" [a traditional lamp] during the Hindu festival of lights. Welcoming the guests, the US first lady said: "We´ve celebrated this holiday here at the White House every year since [President] Barack (Obama) took office. And there´s a reason why we´ve done that." She added: "When we say that we want to make the White House the ´people´s house,´ we mean all people. We mean that we
As election results were coming in Tuesday night, Fox News remained the highest-rated cable news network on TV and Megyn Kelly’s The Kelly File reached new heights in the 25-54 demo since its launch last month. Kelly’s 9pm show, during which she was joined by Bret Baier, was the #1 show in the demo on cable news with 654K, followed by Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor with 624K and Hannity with 498K. During the primetime hours of 8-11pm ET, as the polls closed and election results were coming in, Fox News beat CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined with 593K in the
The chickens are coming home to roost for supporters of Barack Obama in classic fashion: one San Francisco couple that donated to Organizing for America and worked the phone banks to ensure Barack Obama’s reelection has found that they are far worse off because of ObamaCare than they were before Architect Lee Hammack, 60, and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, 59, are self-called “cradle Democrats.” They have been covered by Kaiser Permanente for health insurance since 1995. Brothers even worked for Kaiser as a dietitian and diabetes educator until 2009. Hammack said they were excellent candidates for the insurance company, stating,
Author, columnist, and homosexual activist Dan Savage said the idea that would change the world for the better if implemented is “population control,” and toward that end said “abortion should be mandatory.” Savage made his comment while on a panel for the Australian show “Q&A, Adventures in Democracy,” which was broadcast from the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Monday, Nov. 4. Other panelists included conservative Peter Hitchens, feminist Germaine Greer, and writer Hanna Rosin. Throughout the show, the panelists answered questions from the audience on topics such as the collapse of Western civilization, marriage, children, and casual sex. Near
At a White House Diwali celebration on Tuesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama said that she and her husband wanted to celebrate all the faith and culture traditions ´that make us who we are as Americans." Even as she was saying this, there were 200 plaintiffs pursuing 77 lawsuits asking federal courts to protect their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion from a regulation issued by the administration under Obamacare that requires health insurance plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion inducing drugs and devices. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty maintains a website that tracks the lawsuits. The plaintiffs
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) told local supporters at a town hall in his northern Florida district Tuesday night that he and other Republicans are currently drafting a resolution seeking impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder. "It´s to get him out of office—impeachment," Yoho said of the forthcoming resolution, according to the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper, adding, "it will probably be when we get back in (Washington). It will be before the end of the year. This will go to the speaker and the speaker will decide if it comes up or not.” The local newspaper noted that Yoho and other House
The Virginia governor´s race ended up being a photo finish, even though Ken Cuccinelli was largely left to fend for himself by the elitists in the Republican establishment in battleground Virginia. Where were American Crossroads and the other well-funded outside groups? Where was the Republican National Committee? Where were all the wealthy donors who supported Mitt Romney and Bob McDonnell? Where was the all hands on deck approach for an election as critical as this one? In the month of October, it was nowhere to be found, and the sitting Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia was left to
President of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist heaped praise upon Chris Christie on Wednesday, calling him a “strong voice for conservative governance” who has “moved mountains” in his state. In an interview with Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform, Norquist called Christie “one of the six or seven who could run as a successful governor for the Republican nomination.” Norquist focused on Christie’s achievements in governing a state with a Democratic house and senate: reducing unfunded liabilities and taking on the teachers’ unions in his last term. Christie earned over 60 percent of the total vote in his reelection victory last night,
The Virginia governor’s race was supposed to prove how the Tea Party destroyed the GOP. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was supposed to be too extreme and too much of a right-winger to be competitive. McAuliffe, who had a double-digit lead as late as two weeks ago, was coasting to victory on the strength of the national disgust over the government shutdown that hit Northern Virginia with its large number of federal employees hit. But once the shutdown ended and the country began to take notice of the ObamaCare rollout fiasco, the dynamic in Virginia changed. While liberal pundits will probably
President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times. The videos show Obama promising 300 million Americans that “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period.” But that’s not what he really said, Obama announced Monday in a speech to about 200 Organizing for Action supporters, gathered at the St. Regis hotel in D.C. “What we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed,” he told Obamacare’s political beneficiaries and contractors. That claim is not
How the heck did that happen? Most public polls leading up to Election Day had Democrat Terry McAuliffe coasting to victory, some by double digits, in the Virginia governor’s race. Instead he squeaked by, beating Republican Ken Cuccinelli by less than 3 percentage points. The much-closer-than-expected outcome blunts the narrative that this was a clean win for Democrats going into 2014 and guarantees an intense blame game among Republicans about what might have put Cuccinelli over the top.
They said he was “unelectable.” The RNC put only $3 million into this race. Ken was outspent by a margin of something between 4:1 and 10:1, if you believe the Associated Press. The Democrats poured everything into trying to lie to voters and portray Cuccinelli as an extremist — and they barely pulled this one out. Would another $3 million have swung 50,000 votes? The Republicans, starting with Bill Bolling, who undercut Cuccinelli as unelectable have egg all over their faces. This was a winnable election. How did we give this away to Terry McAuliffe? Some serious soul-searching should be
Hillary Clinton of all people knows how political fortunes turn on a dime. But she must be puzzled nonetheless, and spooked, that over a six-month period when she made no big news whatsoever, her popularity took a double-digit tumble. A poll released last week by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal charted the decline. It found that the percentage of Americans who view her favorably had dropped to 46 from 56. The percentage with unfavorable views had risen, less strikingly, to 33 from 29. Here we go. The beginning of the end of her inevitability. It’s about time, because
Democrat Terry McAuliffe is projected to win the Virginia gubernatorial race, defeating Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli in a surprisingly close victory. Fox News projected McAuliffe as the winner Tuesday night. The closely watched raced pitted a Tea Party-backed Republican and an establishment Democrat locked in an expensive, ideological battle whose outcome is expected to set a course for the 2014 and 2016 elections -- in large part forcing the GOP to consider whether a strong conservative candidate is the party’s best pick to win a national election. Cuccinelli, trailing late by single digits, tried unsuccessfully to use voter dissatisfaction with ObamaCare to stage
Yesterday’s exit polls from New Jersey won’t easily be forgotten. They will be cited and repeated endlessly by pundits and Governor Chris Christie’s supporters to bolster his case for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Any Republican who can get 60 percent of the vote in a blue state is bound to become the subject of presidential speculation. But when a Republican who is pro-life and has fought a running battle with labor unions and Democrats over taxes and budgets does so, he parachutes into the first tier of any discussion of future candidates. That Christie did this while winning
Many insurance executives whose companies are offering plans on the federal exchanges are frustrated with the realities that the rollout of the Affordable Care Act have laid bare. They’re talking about it, yes, but prying a quote from them on the record is a different matter. Health care consultant Larry Thompson says that for them, speaking up would be “suicide.” “They are afraid to say anything because they don’t want HHS all over them,” he says. ”A lot of the carriers to Medicaid and Medicare work, they are afraid of retribution.” Last week, health care consultant Bob Laszewski told CNN
Think back to the fall of 2008. Congress was asked to pass a $700 billion taxpayer bailout for Wall Street. We were told it had to be passed, or else the economy would collapse, perhaps into another Great Depression. House conservatives voted it down. The stock market fell hundreds of points in response. In the ensuing panic, Congress went along and passed the bailout. That bailout, and the insane, nearly $1 trillion “stimulus” bill passed just a few months later as Obama’s first act, gave birth to the Tea Party revolution that gave Republicans a 63-seat landslide in the House in the
Voters elected Bill de Blasio New York’s 109th mayor Tuesday in one of the most sweeping victories in history — returning City Hall to Democratic control for the first time in 20 years. De Blasio, who at 6-foot-5 will become the city’s tallest leader ever, breezed in after waves of voters embraced his progressive vision and vows to move the city in a new direction. And according to the mayor-in-waiting, those changes could come right out of the gate. “We will have things to say tomorrow,” de Blasio said after casting a ballot with his family near their Park Slope,
There is an apocryphal story about the origins of neoconservatism in the 1960s. Some liberal professors at Harvard were sympathetic to the New Left and such radical groups as Students for a Democratic Society. But one day one of these professors heard the radicals suggest burning down the Harvard library as an act of protest, and the professor suddenly realized that he had nothing in common with them at all. He organized some other professors into a vigil to protect the library at all cost. Today, the problem isn’t the New Left, but the radical right, which has dominated American
Are you racist if you have a gun in your home? According to a study by foreigners, yes. Researchers in England and Australia randomly dialed phone numbers until they found white voters willing to take part in their study. Those who agreed to participate were paid $10 a month from January 2008 to September 2009 and provided Internet access if they didn’t have it. Respondents were quizzed to gauge their level of racism. Here’s a few of the questions: • How well does the word ‘violent’ describe most blacks? •How much do you agree with the following statement? “Generations of slavery and discrimination have created conditions