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  • Woman Asks Why Obama Allowed to Create "Czars"; "He's a Communist" Rings Out - Town Hall Video

    08/26/2009 8:16:58 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 1,951+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy holding a Town Hall Meeting in Bakersfield where he was asked why the Congress was allowing President Obama to create all the "Czars" he is creating. Just before he answered there were shouts from the audience of "He's a communist!" McCarthy answered the question by saying he did not believe Obama had the right to appoint these "Czars" AND give them powers that encroach on the "Checks and Balances" the Constitution requires. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Synagogue vandalism suspect in NYC worked for Obama campaign in 2008, reports say

    11/04/2018 7:35:14 AM PST · by ETL · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    A 26-year-old man charged with vandalizing a historic New York City synagogue on Friday, just days after the Pittsburgh massacre, has been identified as a former campaign worker for Barack Obama who was profiled by the New York Times in 2017. The Times described James Polite as a young man who “spent much of his childhood in foster care,” and performed canvassing work for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. After a chance meeting, he got a job that year as an intern for Christine Quinn, a former speaker of New York City’s city council who was also a former mayoral candidate....
  • "Had Mitt and I Won, This Would Not Be Necessary"

    01/15/2014 7:21:15 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 383 replies
    Slate ^ | 15 Jan 14 | David Weigel
    The feedback continues, with a bunch of military veterans and family members asking me how I could defend the callous COLA cuts to military pensions by way of explaining why Congress is trying to undo them. Another reader email: I strenuously object to being asked to sacrifice any more! I risked my life in two deployments to war zones, sacrificed my health (I'm also a disabled veteran), and jeopardized my relationship with my family for my country. I find Congress' latest demand a kick in the gut. We veterans and retirees have sacrificed enough without having to endure the...
  • (2008) Clinton Remark on Kennedy’s Killing Stirs Uproar

    08/10/2016 10:35:54 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2008 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defended staying in the Democratic nominating contest on Friday by pointing out that her husband had not wrapped up the nomination until June 1992, adding, “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.” Her remarks were met with quick criticism from the campaign of Senator Barack Obama the comments touched on one of the most sensitive aspects of the current presidential campaign — concern for Mr. Obama’s safety.
  • Hillary Clinton: 'Fully Licensed, Fully Validated' Gun Owners Can't Be Trusted

    05/07/2014 4:23:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 7, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 6th, Hillary Clinton gave a speech at a National Council for Behavioral Health conference in which she suggested that "fully licensed" and "fully validated" gun owners cannot be trusted to make sound decisions regarding gun usage. According to Politico, Clinton's said: At the rate we're going, we're going to have so many people with guns everywhere, fully licensed, fully validated, in settings where [one] could be in a movie theater, and they don't like someone chewing gum loudly or talking on their cell phone and decide they have the perfect right to defend themselves against the gun chewer...
  • What Is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of?

    05/01/2014 9:48:48 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | May/June 2014 | GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Over the 25 years Hillary Clinton has spent in the national spotlight, she’s been smeared and stereotyped, the subject of dozens of over-hyped or downright fictional stories and books alleging, among other things, that she is a lesbian, a Black Widow killer who offed Vincent Foster then led an unprecedented coverup, a pathological liar, a real estate swindler, a Commie, a harridan. Every aspect of her personal life has been ransacked; there’s no part of her 5-foot-7-inch body that hasn’t come under microscopic scrutiny, from her ankles to her neckline to her myopic blue eyes—not to mention the ever-changing parade...
  • Clinton apologies for Kennedy remark

    05/23/2008 2:13:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies · 860+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/23/8 | DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer
    Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly apologized Friday after citing the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy as a reason to remain in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination despite increasingly long odds. "I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and in particular the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever," the former first lady said. The episode occurred as Clinton campaigned in advance of the June 3 South Dakota primary. Responding to a question from the Sioux Falls Argus...
  • Clinton Cites Kennedy Assassination (Does the USSS Appove of this?)

    05/23/2008 1:54:48 PM PDT · by anymouse · 39 replies · 149+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/23/08 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sen. Hillary Clinton referred Friday to the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968 Democratic campaign as a reason she should continue to campaign despite increasingly long odds. Clinton was responding to a question from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader editorial board about calls for her to drop out of the race. "My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it," she said, dismissing the idea of dropping...
  • Leahy's Bench Press--Senate Democrats try to pack the federal courts.

    10/12/2009 9:16:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 637+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 11, 2009 | Editorial
    Under the Senate Judiciary Committee as run by Patrick Leahy, even plans on which the two parties have previously agreed to collaborate disintegrate into partisanship. Witness his effort to expand the federal judiciary now that President Obama can pick the new judges. The original version of the Federal Judgeship Act, proposed in March 2008 and co-sponsored by Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, was supposed to give both parties a say in the composition of an expanded federal judiciary. Then the election results would determine which party's President got to nominate the judges. The idea was to pass a plan and then...
  • #IVotedForSarahNotJohn

    08/30/2018 6:05:36 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 107 replies
    Vanity ^ | 08/30/2018 | LRoggy
    Just wanted to have a thread where all of us can show how 2008 REALLY played out. And to the Steve Schmidts and Nicole Wallaces . . . F*** You
  • Obama Was Accused of Offering Hush Money to Jeremiah Wright... and No One Cared

    08/22/2018 7:25:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Matt Margolis
    ...if everything went down as Cohen says it did, then why wasn't Obama held to the same standard? That's right, Barack Obama also offered an individual hush money "for the principal purpose of influencing the election," but you probably never heard about it. It wasn't to silence a mistress though, it was to silence his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Wright's inflammatory, anti-American rhetoric caused Obama significant headaches during his first presidential campaign, and he tried to contain the damage to protect his chances of winning the White House. Edward Klein broke the story in the New York Post on May...
  • Early polls favor Biden but Senate officials skeptical

    08/05/2018 6:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Joe Biden is leading the Democratic field in some early polls asking voters about the party’s prospective presidential candidates in 2020. But in his old stomping grounds in the U.S. Senate, there are plenty of skeptics who point to the former vice president’s age, his support for the Iraq War and his two failed presidential bids as reasons to doubt he would be successful. “It’s hard to see someone [winning] who voted for the Iraq war. People are looking to turn the page,” one senior Democratic aide said. A second senior Democratic aide said “polls show that voters want someone...
  • 5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Was the Worst Presidential Nominee in History

    07/29/2018 8:56:23 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 July 2018 | John Hawkins
    Like every presidential election that liberals lose, years later we’re still hearing about how unfair it all was. Of course, the favorite complaint of liberals this time around is “Russia did it!” Even if you accept for the sake of argument that Russia wanted Trump to win and hacked John Podesta’s email (and neither of those assertions may be true), buying some inconsequential Facebook ads for both sides and revealing the contents of John Podesta’s emails (none of which turned into truly major stories) wasn’t exactly a game changer. Liberals also noted that Hillary would have won had the election...
  • Mueller grand jury investigating top DC lobbyists

    11/02/2017 6:00:44 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 75 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. At the center of the widening probe are Tony Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, and Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC. The two men were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick Gates.
  • Millions were donated for a recount of the 2016 election – where did it go?

    05/31/2018 11:20:43 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Green Party candidate Jill Stein is coming under renewed scrutiny after a Daily Beast report details that millions donated to a 2016 presidential election recount have been squandered in the years since.
  • Why Hillary Makes My Wife Scream

    04/23/2008 12:55:48 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 39 replies · 105+ views
    The Nation ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | Tom Hayden
    My wife Barbara has begun yelling at the television set every time she hears Hillary Clinton. This is abnormal behavior, since Barbara is a meditative practitioner of everything peaceful and organic, and is inspired by Barack Obama's transformational appeal. For Barbara, Hillary has become the screech on the blackboard. From First Lady to Lady Macbeth.It's getting to me as well. Last year, I was somewhat reconciled to the prospect of supporting and pressuring Hillary as the nominee amidst the rising tide of my friends who already hated her, irrationally I thought. I was one of those people Barack accuses of...
  • PALIN WAS THE ONLY BRIGHT SPOT IN 2008 RACE

    05/13/2018 4:16:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/18 | Jeff Crouere
    Senator McCain should express nothing but gratitude that Sarah Palin accepted his offer to be his running mate. In his new book, The Restless Wave, and in an upcoming HBO documentary, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) expresses regret about choosing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate in the 2008 election. According to The New York Times, in the documentary, McCain refers to the Palin selection as “another mistake” he made in a long political career. In his new book, McCain reportedly claims that former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat, would have been a better...
  • Palin Was The Only Bright Spot In The 2008 Race

    05/12/2018 7:02:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    In his new book, The Restless Wave, and in an upcoming HBO documentary, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) expresses regret about choosing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate in the 2008 election. According to TheNew York Times, in the documentary, McCain refers to the Palin selection as “another mistake” he made in a long political career. In his new book, McCain reportedly claims that former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat, would have been a better choice for the ticket. McCain noted that his advisers convinced him not to choose the Democrat, so he picked...
  • Clinton warns against even symbolically recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    10/02/2011 6:39:15 PM PDT · by Dogbert41 · 40 replies
    Secretary of State Clinton, in a sharp departure from her stance when she was a senator, is warning that any American action, even symbolically, toward recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel must be avoided for the reason that it would jeopardize the peace process. Her warnings were issued in a brief she has just filed with the Supreme Court — in which she is arguing that a law she voted for when she was Senator is unconstitutional because it could require the U.S. government to give to an American citizen born at Jerusalem papers showing the birthplace as Israel.
  • The Misanthropic Mrs. Clinton ("Clinton hates everyone")

    04/25/2018 5:37:54 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/25/2018 | Kyle Smith
    A curious dualism emerges in New York Times reporter Amy Chozick’s book Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling. As I noted yesterday, Chozick makes it clear that she was rooting for Clinton. But she also thinks Clinton hates her. Chozick shouldn’t take things so personally: Clinton hates everyone. You can’t relate to people you despise. Her inability to master the basics of being a politician inspired one of the great underreported witticisms of the 2016 campaign, when Donald Trump was asked about his comparatively loose debate preparations. “I don’t need to rehearse being human,”...