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Honduras…..concerned with the US …..plays the American game…it hires Lobbyist's……

Since the Honduran government kicked out its last President Manuel Zelaya ( who counts Hugo Chavez of Venezuela as a close friend ) for trying to give a referendum on his staying in office, against the wishes of the county’s courts and military. The United States, and especially Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been pissed at the country…Clinton even went so far as to stop the American foreign aid money to the country…….

The Hondurans…who are trusted allies in the American fight against drugs, have worked quietly to put together a group to lobby the administration to calm down and see things their way……They have enlisted several old timers (from GOP and  Bush admin) including Otto Reich, Roger Noreiga and Daniel Fisk to lobby congress (at a cost of over $400,000)….they have got the attention they sought because, when they organized a meeting in the senate after the ouster, eight senators showed up, an unusual occurrence. Old timers senators, especially Republicans, still look at South America as a danger spot , and are willing to stand behind Honduras, because of its strategic value, and its history of its pro american stance, regardless of an ex-president that keeps friends that have called for the US to get out their region.

The administration has gotten a push back on it stance from Congress which has refused to approve several State Department appointees for the region …..

And Mr Zelaya now, remains….A man without a country…….

October 8, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Honduras…..concerned with the US …..plays the American game…it hires Lobbyist’s……

Since the Honduran government kicked out its last President Manuel Zelaya ( who counts Hugo Chavez of Venezuela as a close friend ) for trying to give a referendum on his staying in office, against the wishes of the county’s courts and military. The United States, and especially Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been pissed at the country…Clinton even went so far as to stop the American foreign aid money to the country…….

The Hondurans…who are trusted allies in the American fight against drugs, have worked quietly to put together a group to lobby the administration to calm down and see things their way……They have enlisted several old timers (from GOP and  Bush admin) including Otto Reich, Roger Noreiga and Daniel Fisk to lobby congress (at a cost of over $400,000)….they have got the attention they sought because, when they organized a meeting in the senate after the ouster, eight senators showed up, an unusual occurrence. Old timers senators, especially Republicans, still look at South America as a danger spot , and are willing to stand behind Honduras, because of its strategic value, and its history of its pro american stance, regardless of an ex-president that keeps friends that have called for the US to get out their region.

The administration has gotten a push back on it stance from Congress which has refused to approve several State Department appointees for the region …..

And Mr Zelaya now, remains….A man without a country…….

October 8, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The White House strategy of controlling the spotlight, and agenda, is sloppy….But effective….

Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America,  was on every channel except FOX today…….In the old days that would have never happened……the handlers would have afraid of diluting the brand……Not so with this crew…….

Ever since the primaries … the Obama machine has strived to have Obama up front,  and center in every days news cycle, and sometimes it’s okay, but sometimes it gets a little crazy, and they have to back peddle, clarify, or deny……after the election, he was available, just about everyday to get on the air…..And the cable channels jumped to accommodate the White House’s wishes…..but,.me…and everybody else wondered …..Was he over exposing himself?

Well, they have since slowed down on the appearances……but the plan seems to be, keep going….feeding the beast, and trying to continue to  dominate every news cycle……what does this do?…….he, he, he…...it blocks out the Republican’s!…….while the GOP stole the spotlight during August fighting Healthcare….it remains a fact that they have been relegated to throwing out responses in the second phase of the daily news cycle……Now everyone is gonna say, jamesb the Democrats have the White House!……yes they do…but they have taken the spotlight by stealing way above anything in the past……..and for now it’s working like a charm for them!

September 20, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama's speech……….

Okay….. I didn’t see the speech…….Some of us have to work……….I’m looking for comments on it……..Come-on people, give me some comments………should I take the time to look it up on the net?

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Healthcare, Politics | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Obama’s speech……….

Okay….. I didn’t see the speech…….Some of us have to work……….I’m looking for comments on it……..Come-on people, give me some comments………should I take the time to look it up on the net?

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Healthcare, Politics | , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Czar issue and Republicans……..

While the political media gets all hot and bothered about the resignation of  Van Jones, the green jobs advisor……….I submit to you, that this is just business as usual  (liberal ‘s would have liked the President to have held on, but why would he waste capital on Jones….who clearly wasn’t  thoroughly vetted in the first place?)

……It is part the normal back and forth warfare that American political parties engage in……..actually, in the last eight months of the Obama administration several staff member’s have already departed……this is normal……

This time around, the President of the United States has decided to make management appointments (putting numerous czar’s, or WH advisors)  that were untouchable by the GOP opposition……when you do this, you create an adversary that lusts for blood, because you have by passed them…..hence the strong pressure from the GOP for these people and their jobs whenever any of them have skeletons in their closets, or if they falter, showing any weakness…

……get used to it people …it’s only going to get worst……..the election was only round one……

September 6, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments