Obama’s ‘Change’: What’s Old is New Again

It’s official — Senator and Former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton has accepted the position of Secretary of State in the Barack Obama administration. This, along with Obama’s selection of New York Fed President Timothy Geithner–former Treasury Department official under President Bill Clinton–for Treasury Secretary, and it is apparent that “change” translates into “bring back old Clinton acquaintances.” Furthermore, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has been selected for Secretary of Commerce. All must now undergo the nomination process.

In terms of soon-to-be Secretary Clinton, as I wrote a few days ago, this looks to be a good political move for all involved. In Clinton, Obama gains the perception of credibility and legitimacy–albeit superficial as it may be–with regard to his foreign policy, and effectively neuters his primary in-party rival for 2012. In her new position, Clinton ditches a position as junior senator and gains a high-profile job where she can bolster and hone her own foreign policy bona fides in advance of her own White House run.

Now, what to do with Hillary’s husband?



  1. Anonymous says:

    In light of all this “NEW” change….I wonder what will happen if the Supreme court forces the president elect to step down because he is unable to hold his office…. All these”picks” will be standing in the cold(where they should be)

  2. T.I.M. says:

    Since Obama ran against George Bush, it’s beginning to look like McCain should have run against Mr. Bill.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Not to change the subject of the current thread, but this is very important!!! Please visit and sign the petition.


  4. PatGund@gmail.com says:

    On a side note, the Hawaiian courts dismissed Andy Martin’s case


  5. Lisa says:

    You know…When Hillary started running for president, she was the very last person on the face of the earth I wanted to see become our president. Of course, I was wrong… Obama is even worse (which I would have thought was impossible). Now we have to deal with both of them in high places??? Hold on tight… it’s gonna be a bumpy, bumpy ride.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m surprised that Hillary would leave Bill home alone with all of the travaling that she will be doing.

    The Drum and Cannon

  7. Anonymous says:

    Now, what to do with Hillary’s husband?

    Didn’t you hear? The Governor of NY is appointing Bill to Hillary’s vacant senator seat. :-)

  8. Anonymous says:

    From what I have read, this will also give her,
    "Diplomatic Immunity" from
    any Foreign "Allegation's and Charge's. Hillary has
    obviously been given a Bone
    to keep her from presenting
    a "case" of Obama's citizenship.
    The rest of the Cronies will follow!
    "Obama" is NOT President yet! Poppet

  9. sharon says:

    Jeff, I love this site..Thank you so much!

  10. John Galt says:

    And Hillary Rodham-Clinton? Well, in May 1998, she told a youth conference on Middle East peace in Villars, Switzerland, that she supports the eventual creation of an independent Palestinian state. Her spokesperson, Marsha Berry told reporters: “”These remarks are her own personal view.” Then, in November 1999, while on a purported State visit to the Middle East, she publicly appeared with Yasser Arafat’s wife Suha. With Hillary at her side, Suha Arafat made the deliberately false allegation that “Our [Palestinian] people have been submitted to the daily and intensive use of poisonous gas by the Israeli forces, which has led to an increase in cancer cases among women and children.” Mrs. Arafat also accused Israel of contaminating much of the water sources used by Palestinians with “chemical materials” and poisoning Palestinian women and children with toxic gases.

    Instead of reacting with outrage, Hillary Clinton sat by silently – and gave her a hug and a kiss when she finished speaking. Later, many hours after the event, and only after a media furor put her on the spot for what many view as a bit more than a mere political “faux pas”, Mrs. Clinton called on “all sides” to refrain from “inflammatory rhetoric and baseless accusations” – including Israel, whose leaders made no such accusations. Glossing over this remarkably repugnant affair, Mrs. Clinton has yet to specifically contradict and denounce the monstrous lies uttered by Yasser Arafat’s wife in her presence.

    Hence, it is no wonder that the American Muslim Alliance chapter in Massachusetts held what it called a “successful fundraiser” for First Lady Hillary Clinton at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston on June 13, 2000. AMA Massachusetts Chair Tahir Ali said afterwards, “We are attempting to send an important message to all AMA chapters: we must support all who have [Muslim] interests at heart, regardless of what part of the country they are running in.”

    Here is a nice picture of Hillary kissing Arafat’s wife.


  11. John Galt says:

    Woodward Knocks Clinton SoS Choice

    Now that it’s considered a foregone conclusion that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the next secretary of State, the chattering class is weighing in, including legendary reporter Bob Woodward. FishbowlDC has obtained an advanced transcript of this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show”, in which the famed Washington Post reporter had this to say about Clinton’s nomination as SoS:

    Being president is about control, and tell me who ever controlled Bill or Hillary Clinton. They can’t control each other. … I think it’s because Warren Buffett and Paul Volcker and others have convinced Obama, ‘You’re going to have to focus like a laser on the economy. That’s issue Number One. And give Hillary and Bill the world.’ … I think people are fantasizing or smoking something if they think Joe Biden’s going to call Hillary Clinton up and say, ‘This is what we want you to do.’

    I think Woodward has it nailed.

  12. sharon says:

    Just a thought to ponder……. I wonder if getting the old crew together will provide the new commander in chief the ability to get the “change” implemented they were unable to accomplish in the 90′s?….. Now that is scary

  13. Anonymous says:

    Um, why did you put such a silly picture of HRC up? This is a favorite meme of the right wing blogs. (Ironically, it often shows up right alongside lamentations of Dem misogyny.) You may not agree with her ideology, but she is undoubtedly a very smart and incredibly tough lady who will serve from the heart and she deserves our respect.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hillary will become President in Jan 2009

  15. toto says:

    And here we though Obama was for change. It appears to me that what he’s doing is admitting he doesn’t know what he’s doing, or maybe he does. The one thing I think he’s figured out is most of this country was totally infatuated with the Clintons, and now we have another one, and people will swoon all over them, and create a real “sheeple” society. Rahm Emmanuel, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, geez whats next. Can you say socialism?????

  16. CMHatem says:

    This is going to be fun to watch!

    There’s no way Bill, Hillary, Joe and Barry are all going to be on the same page and they’re all going to be offering their opinions and guarantees to the world.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Peter Schiff, an economist who was recently featured on Bloomberg, identified the problem and explained the changes we need to make.

    Instead of addressing symptoms, which is what Bush did and is what Obama is continuing to do, Mr. Schiff identifies the problem:

    For years, we (US Govt) borrowed money we didn’t have and couldn’t repay. The borrowed money was used to consume and it ran up trillions of dollars of debt. Now we are too broke to pay it back. We have a phony economy that has been propped up by governments and foreign workers who have produced the stuff we bought and lent us the money to buy it. America has the highest number of retail stores per capita, in the world. We need fewer stores and more manufacturing facilities.

    Mr. Schiff predicted the current crisis. He said the next crisis is the collapse of the dollar. People don’t see it coming because they are looking at gold through the prism of the US dollar. Creditor nations will be okay when the dollar falls.

    We are a debtor nation and our current policy of borrowing money is setting up a run on the dollar. It will unleash hyper inflation and the dollar will fall through the floor, consumer prices and long term interest rates will go through the roof.

    IMO, we are in a similar predicament to that of the French before the French Revolution. Real change means eliminating wonky economic models and schemes. The government must stop printing money while simultaneously encouraging manufacturing freedom. If the Obama team can achieve this goal, it will implement the needed change that will turn this country around.

  18. Anonymous says:

    kb, You humor us! So typical.

    Wouldn’t you agree that Jeff has any right to post any picture on HIS website that he sees fit?

    Oh, in case you haven’t figured it out, that is a rhetorical question for we already know your answer.

  19. Anonymous says:

    ** UPDATE **

    From Leo Donofrio:

    “Yesterday, Nov. 21 2008, my previous blog – blogtext.org/naturalborncitizen – was taken down as was the entire blogtext.org network.

    I have relocated here to Blogger.com. Mirror sites containing the exact content have been (or will be shortly) set up. Everybody is hereby authorized to mirror the contents of this blog. The following sites are trusted by me to have exact content”


  20. Anonymous says:

    Since Christmas will soon be here, anyone feel like starting a list or two? Like how many of the new team worked at Fanny or Freddie, maybe with Rahm Emanuel, for starters. and then one for those from Goldman, like Hank Paulson… Starting to look like the gangs all here.

  21. teddy says:

    reply to Gov Palin epersode, I believe she was tricked by camera men,If you look where she is looking into camera,the other camera man shoots her not the main camera man,you would not have seen tukey slaughter cone style.Thats why i believe she agreed to backround shooting.It’s unbeilievable the way they are after her.

  22. John says:

    Conservatives can change our spending habits. Know the politics behind the stores you shop and the products you buy.


  23. Anonymous says:

    Please listen to this audio. I just got home and received this in e-mail. Follow their directions, please:

    “Have you heard the radio interview on this link?


    “Please listen to the Ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes Legal Counsel Interview
    Gary Kreep, Esq. Interview PART 2 (last one at the bottom – below)

    “The radio host is saying that he has a friend who works at a title research company in Hawaii who HAS seen the Obama vault Birth Certificate – and it reads and states that he was born in Mombasa, Kenya. The statement is at about 17 minutes into the audio.

    “The host said they are trying to connect that person (his friend) with Gary Kreep one of the attorney for Dr. Alan Keyes case here in California to obtain an affidavit in writing.”

  24. Anonymous says:

    Go to http://www.f2a.org/ and click the “Hear Friday’s Program” link to hear more on the birth certificate issue.

  25. bluewater says:

    I admit it. Obama has me hoping for change… Please pray for our Supreme Court justices…

  26. Anonymous says:

    Leo, you are on my list of daily persons to pray for. Please do not give up or be discouraged. You are a brave Patriot and I admire you greatly!


  27. Anonymous says:

    If it werent’t for Leo pursuing the natural born citizen case, even after Souter turned him down the first time, we would be less likely to have a handle on the birth certificate fiasco. I am praying for Leo as well.

    Hopefully the Alan Keyes case will come up with the Kenya evidence.

  28. john mirse says:

    Keyes California court lawsuit questioning Obama’s eligibility to be President:

    1. pro-Obama person: On another site, a pro-Obama person claimed that the Keyes lawsuit was poorly written and it had several factual errors.
    He said Keyes should get some better lawyers.

    2. For instance, he said that a key Hawaii statue cited by Keyes—338.178—either did not exist at the time Obama was born, or it was written long after Obama was born: According to this person, the statue may have been written in the late 1970s or early 1980s, while Obama was born Aug. 1961.

    3. Hawaii statues 338.17.8 or 17.6: I think the person said he did not find any 338.178, but he did find either 338.17.8 or 338.17.6, which he says were written in the late 1970s or early 1980s.

    4. My point is this: Did Keyes make a mistake when he referred to statue 338.178, because it does exist, or it did not exist at the time Obama was born back in the 1960s?

    5. Or is the person wrong who says Keyes made a mistake in referring to Hawaii statue 338.178?

    Thanks for your help.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Dear Anon from Nov 22 @ 12:27: What are you talking about when you say I’m so “typical”? Please cite any of my previous posts in your answer. You will find you do not know me.

    Duh–I know what a rhetorical question is, so please do not talk down to me. Of course the blog owner has the right to post whatever picture he wishes to; I was trying to point out that we should be aware of biases. Why is everyone appalled by the bad treatment of Governor Palin (the turkey killing video clip right below the HRC story) but the picture of HRC is OK?

    So who, in you opinion, would make a better Secretary of State? Samatha Power? Joseph Cirincione? Richard Clarke? Robert Malley? Daniel Kurtzer? Bill Richardson? I think we got lucky with HRC.

  30. JeffM says:

    It’s going to be a shame when Hillary will be kicked out of the SoS position provided she makes it.

    Yet another ineligible one. For those who question this, look no further than Article I, Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution:

    “No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time: and no person holding any office under the United States, shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office.”

    I guess the Constitution really is dead afterall. Or at least that’s what Obama wants you to believe…

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