Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,242
23%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!!

Keyword: 2009

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Best and Worst of 2009 Part II

    01/03/2010 11:33:21 AM PST · by Starman417 · 195+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-02-10 | Mike's America
    May through July saw the stirrings of renewed conservative momentum!In Part I of this review of 2009 we traced the early signs of crumbling of the Obama fantasy. The unraveling of what Bill Clinton called the "Fairy Tale" of Obama began shortly after he took office. By mid march, many conservatives and GOP pundits who got caught up in "hoax and chains" were already admitting their mistake. Soon, moderates and independent voters who were key to Obama's election victory would begin deserting as it became all too clear they felt he ran as a centrist but was governing as a...
  • Barack Obama Top 10 Bloopers of 2009

    01/03/2010 4:24:59 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies · 1,700+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 3, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    This is the Barack Obama Top 10 Bloopers of 2009 list, a complement and follow-up to my Top 10 Obama Failures of 2009 list. The Barack Obama Top 10 Bloopers of 2009 list is exclusively related to unflattering moments that the man caused for himself by his own bumbling; the latter list was strictly policy critiques. Due to the popularity of the failures list, I now bring to you a compilation of Obama humiliating himself all throughout 2009; in these ever-darkening times of non-stop deficits, double-digit unemployment rates, and attempted terrorism, laughter at the expense of Obama is among the...
  • Top Ten Obama Failures for 2009

    01/02/2010 5:09:25 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 9 replies · 947+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | January 2, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Happy New Year to all my readers, and what better, oh, what better way to celebrate the start of a new year than by looking backwards. That's right...looking backwards at all the greatest failures of the Obama Administration from 2009, its first year in power! Here for your reading pleasure is a Top Ten compilation of what I deem to be the ten most failing moments of Barack Hussein Obama relating to his policies; this list is by no means complete, and he seems to add to it every day, but you get the picture. So, here's to a happy...
  • I Told You So: My Two Cents on My Own Two Cents

    01/01/2010 10:08:23 PM PST · by SpareChange · 8 replies · 870+ views
    Spare Change | 31 December 2009 | David J. Aland
    I Told You So: My Two Cents On My Own Two Cents By David J. Aland 31 December 2009 Last November, disappointed by the election of an inexperienced liberal as President, I wrote that I would “reserve the right” to judge the merit of Obama’s performance. As I wrote then, “we generally expect that the job of President is, in itself, transformational…” but has the job actually transformed the man? As the last year of what Charles Krauthammer has called “The Year of Living Fecklessly” has shown, the answers to the questions I raised a year ago are not promising....
  • The Best and the Worst of 2009: Part I

    01/01/2010 3:57:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 297+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-01-10 | Mike's America
    Thank God 2010 is here! But there were some good moments in 2009!2009 was a difficult year for many on the right. The year started as the country was still buying the Hope and Change snake oil. It wasn't until we neared the end of the year that voters realized they made a mistake and instead got "hoax and chains." The single greatest thing to happen during this year occurred over many months and often in slow motion. There's one graphic which captures this greatest event of 2009 perfectly: Throughout the year we watched as Obama's popularity declined and wondered...
  • 2009 a B+ Year

    01/01/2010 11:47:43 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 392+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-01-10 | Scott Malensek
    Well, it's gone. 2009 is finally freaking GONE The year started with my wife outta work, no family income (I just get beer money for my books), two sick kids, the neighbor's trampoline had just taken flight into the back of our car-almost totaling it. The year continued... Obama took office. He and Dems gave a trillion dollars in "stimulus" money to their organized labor donors who paid 80% of their campaign money (according to the Federal Election Commission website) with the idea that if the kickback wasn't given right away unemployment would rise above 8%. Then unemployment reached almost...
  • Sean Hannity Takes a Look at President Obama's First Year in Office - Video 12/31/09

    12/31/2009 8:32:23 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 384+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 31, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Sean Hannity taking a look at President Barack Obama's first year in office. In his review, he focuses on the question, "Is President Obama a socialist?" . . . (VIDEO)
  • Hannity Replays the "Most Memorable Moments" of the 2009 Health Care Debate - Video 12/31/09

    12/31/2009 8:22:10 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 210+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 31, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Sean Hannity replaying what he calls the "most memorable moments" from the Health Care Debate that raged through the second half of 2009. . . . (VIDEO)
  • A Group Blog Is it Over Already? I was Just Getting Warmed Up

    12/31/2009 4:12:27 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 2 replies · 281+ views
    The Constitution Club ^ | 12-31-09 | Damien F. Veatch
    The first question is what to call it. Circa Jan. 1, 2005, halfway through the first decade of the 21st century, Slate’s Timothy Noah implored us to decide what to call the decade we were living in. Neither “aughts,” “naughts,” “ohs,” nor “double ohs” seemed to be catching. Either Mr. Noah lacks influence or the decade is simply unnamable, because as we stand on the precipice of 2010, we are no closer to an agreed upon moniker. A proper name may be important because of our recent tendency to segment history by its third digit. In the past, I have...
  • Dennis The Peasant's 2009 Blogging Awards

    12/31/2009 10:06:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 268+ views
    Dennis The Peasant | December 22, 29, 2009 | Dennis The Peasant
    Part One: The GoodPart Two: The Bad And The Ugly
  • Our Year of Obama

    12/31/2009 6:42:01 AM PST · by bestintxas · 24 replies · 1,272+ views
    national review ^ | 12/30/09 | Victor Davis Hanson
    America is at a day of reckoning that it never quite expected to face. Not long ago, tired of eight years of Republican rule, terrified by the September 2008 financial panic, unimpressed by the campaign of John McCain, and mesmerized by the hope-and-change elixirs and landmark candidacy of Barack Obama, the American people voted for change. But change of what sort? I think voters wanted an end to the Bush deficits. Big government and Wall Street insiders sickened them. They were tired of the expense of two wars. By 2006, the scandals of the Republican Congress had turned them off....
  • Obama, Abortion, Health Care Dominate Pro-Life News in 2009

    12/30/2009 12:40:25 PM PST · by julieee · 156+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 30, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama, Abortion, Health Care Dominate Pro-Life News in 2009 Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama, abortion, the Supreme Court and health care dominated pro-life news in 2009. As LifeNews.com looks back on the year -- the first with a new pro-abortion president -- we find the pro-life movement essentially on the defensive. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5828.html
  • Tough first year hits Obama's ratings hard [Obama still on training wheels]

    12/30/2009 2:55:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 672+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/30/09 | By Kara Rowland
    The curtain is coming down on a tough first year for President Obama, whose poll numbers have dropped dramatically in the face of rising unemployment, a slipping legislative agenda and painful decisions on health care, the economy and the war in Afghanistan. His support has faltered on all those key issues - and from both ends of the spectrum. Opponents blame him for expanding the size of government while some in his Democratic base accuse him of not pushing hard enough for his agenda
  • Dave Barry's Year in Review: 2009

    12/29/2009 2:01:18 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 29 replies · 1,145+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 26, 2009 | Dave Barrt
    Excerpts: JANUARY...The No. 1 item on the agenda is fixing the economy, so the new administration immediately sets about the daunting task of trying to nominate somebody -- anybody -- to a high-level government post who actually remembered to pay his or her taxes. Among those who forgot this pesky chore is Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, who sheepishly admits that he failed to pay $35,000 in federal self-employment taxes. He says that the error was a result of his using TurboTax, which he also blames for his involvement in an eight-state spree of bank robberies. He is...
  • Terror suspect attended Aussie-run uni

    12/28/2009 10:46:58 PM PST · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 276+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 29, 2009
    A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US jetliner on Christmas Day was a student at the satellite campus of an Australian university just months ago before disappearing. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was studying for a master's degree in international business at the University of Wollongong's campus in Dubai, vice-chancellor Gerard Sutton said on Tuesday. Abdulmutallab took classes for about seven months, from January to the middle of 2009. He defied his family's pleas to remain at the university and graduate by travelling to the terrorism hotbed of Yemen to study Arabic and Sharia law, the Wall Street...
  • 12 biggest controversies of 2009 [Libtard's list of top clashes, scandals, debates, and disputes]

    12/29/2009 6:42:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies · 1,145+ views
    The Week ^ | December 29, 2009
    From President Barack Obama's historic inauguration to Tiger Woods' surreal fall from grace, 2009 has proved to be a tumultuous time in American history. As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at the political controversies, celebrity scandals, and public outrages that most defined the end of this decade. JanuaryOBAMA INAUGURATION STIRS RACIAL TENSIONS With the economy teetering on the edge of collapse, the nation's first African-American president is sworn into office under what many commentators consider the most difficult domestic circumstances since the Great Depression. His skin color continues to provoke debate: While Rush Limbaugh...
  • What a Dismal Decade

    12/27/2009 2:05:22 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies · 1,261+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Sunday, December 27, 2009 | Conrad Black
    As we say farewell to this rather dismal decade, which opened with Millennial celebrations of a New World Order and The End of History, and has been thoroughly disfigured by terrorism, economic stupidity, inept political leadership and untrammeled vulgarity of public tastes, I dare to hope for somewhat better things (for the world as well as my family and self).... The flip-side of this controversy is the emerging U.S. economic miracle, which at this point officially promises increased taxes, faster economic growth, 50% to 100% annual increases in money supply without inflation, for a decade of trillion dollar annual federal...
  • Panel on Obama's Year in Office: Americans Realize they have Elected a "Left-wing President" - Video

    12/26/2009 9:03:35 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 1,002+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 26, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of the Journal Editorial Report panel analyzing President Obama's first year in office. Daniel Henninger said "the biggest story of the year is the realization of the American people that they have elected a Left-wing President." The panel does not feel Obama has done a good job of "managing expectations." In fact, it was pointed out that Obama has only raised expectations with his Health Care Bill, because now many Americans expect to get free Health Care. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Justice Dept says Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to bring down Northwest flight

    12/26/2009 1:07:52 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 54 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-26-09 | The Wall Street Journal
    HEADLINE ONLY. Article will be posted when available.
  • Ten People/Things from 2009 That Need to Fade Away

    12/25/2009 9:36:22 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 4 replies · 753+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 12/25/09 | Loud Lion
    On this glorious brisk Christmas morning, Loud Lion so graciously pounded this installment of the (quasi-)Weekly Roar. (He kind of had to; we’re at the sitting at the same table right across from each other.) What I want this Holiday Season‘Tis the season to make lists, lists of the best, lists of the worst, lists of lists. Speaking of which, I happen to be reading my local newspaper, the New York Daily News, and they had a list of the years worst parents, and in this list was the liberals’ newest and favorite punching bag, Sarah Palin. Now, how did...