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  • Democrats in 2014: The Party of John Edwards

    01/04/2014 3:00:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In his inaugural address Wednesday, incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to establish an intellectual pedigree for his focus on economic inequality. He invoked Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Smith, Frances Perkins, Fiorello La Guardia, Jacob Riis, David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, and Harry Belafonte. It reminded me of when Democrats, eager to prove their national-security bona fides, tell audiences they hail from the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. As if there wasn’t some other Democrat after Kennedy who dabbled at war and peace, some guy from Texas. De Blasio’s speech was a bit...
  • Betrayal of the Democratic Party

    10/21/2001 11:12:41 AM PDT · by LiberalBuster · 43 replies · 4,377+ views
    Book: The Naked Capitalist (appendix) | January 25, 1936 | Alfred E. (Al) Smith
    BETRAYAL OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY By Alfred E. (Al) Smith [Alfred E. Smith, Democratic governor of New York during four terms, became the Democratic candidate for President in 1928 but lost to Herbert Hoover. In 1932 he supported Franklin D. Roosevelt for President, but by 1936 he was so shocked and alarmed by what he saw happening that he decided to warn his Party. Because of the popularity of President Roosevelt this step was considered by some to be virtual treason. Nevertheless, on January 25, 1936, Alfred F. Smith gave the following speech in Washington, D.C., to warn the American ...
  • The Al Smith Dinner and the Martyrs’ Te Deum: Fisking Cardinal Dolan’s Speech

    10/20/2012 7:52:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Holy Souls Hermitage ^ | 10/20/12 | Father George David Byers
    Yikes! V’s graphic at V’s Now, just to say…The Al Smith Dinner was the un-Last Supper, in which the littlest ones, the un-born, were made all so un-important, you know, those un-born, who were ideologized as those who were mere differences in political platforms to be set aside for the evening’s jocular tyranny of relativism…Sure, those littlest ones among us were given a wink and a nod of solidarity, but that only played into the hands of the number one enemy of the Church in the world today. The cameras never panned to the floor. Had they done so, you would have seen that...
  • Al Smith Dinner "Humanizes" Romney

    10/19/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | October 19, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, we got the Al Smith stuff here, and it's very important that we'll get to the Al Smith dinner sound bites, because once again, ladies and gentlemen, the regime is out there portraying Mitt Romney as some fire breathing anti-this, anti-that, mean-spirited rich guy that doesn't like anybody, eats everybody's kids that kind of stuff. Once again he just nailed it last night. He was just spot on. It was fun. I hate to have to say this, it irritates when it's said about me, but for people who have this wrong impression of Romney, people...
  • Pro-life leaders react to Obama at Catholic Al Smith Dinner

    10/19/2012 2:09:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 19, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    President Obama with Cardinal Dolan and Mitt Romney at Thursday's Al Smith dinner. October 19, 2012 ( – President Obama and Mitt Romney traded barbs and shared a meal with Cardinal Timothy Dolan last night at the lavish Al Smith Dinner – an annual Catholic charities fundraiser that this year was dogged by controversy over the question of whether the president should have been invited. Many pro-life activists opposed Obama’s presence, citing fears that the light-hearted tone of the evening as well as the inevitable photo-op of the president yucking it up with the cardinal risked leaving the confusing impression...
  • Al Smith dinner includes religious freedom references amid humor

    10/19/2012 1:23:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | October 19, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    President Barack Obama, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney laugh at the Oct. 18, 2012 Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News/ New York City, N.Y., Oct 19, 2012 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An annual Catholic fundraising dinner with both major presidential candidates provided a night of laughter, as well as reminders of the Church’s battle to defend its religious freedom against the federal contraception mandate. Al Smith, former New York governor and the namesake of the charity dinner, believed that government should aid those in need by “partnering with family, church,...
  • Cardinal Dolan's Hypocrisy

    10/19/2012 8:05:04 AM PDT · by schmootman · 23 replies
    American Life League ^ | 10/19/12 | Judie Brown
    Just yesterday, the Al Smith Dinner, which has been the focus of many efforts at American Life League in our quest to encourage Cardinal Timothy Dolan to disinvite President Barack Obama, took place with the totally pro-abortion president attending and in excellent humor—as was the cardinal. In his defense of the invitation, the cardinal wrote in his blog, “In the end, I’m encouraged by the example of Jesus, who was blistered by his critics for dining with those some considered sinners; and by the recognition that, if I only sat down with people who agreed with me, and I with...
  • If you missed it: The absolute BEST line from the Al Smith Dinner .."That Darn Son-to-job ratio"

    10/19/2012 7:43:32 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 32 replies
    National Review
    From National Review's Jim Geraghty's "Morning Jolt".. 'But the single biggest metaphorical crotch-kick came from great-grandson Al Smith IV, who told President Obama...'"We recognize that you have some challenges this year. But it's never good when your opponent has produced more jobs than you have sons.."
  • The Al Smith dinner: the cardinal and the tax collector

    08/12/2012 4:09:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies ^ | August 09, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    The Al Smith dinner: the cardinal and the tax collector By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - send a comment) | August 09, 2012 9:36 AM Jesus ate with tax collectors. And Cardinal Dolan plans to eat with President Obama—who, Chief Justice Roberts tells us, has imposed a “tax” on employers who refuse to subsidize contraception. But there’s a difference.When Jesus sat with tax collectors, the dinners were private. They were not “photo ops” for political candidates. The Lord could speak directly to the hearts of his dining companions, and convert them. Remember, St. Matthew left the tax-collecting business to...
  • Cardinal suing Obama invites him, Romney to dinner .

    08/08/2012 7:08:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8-7-12
    NEW YORK — New York Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan is suing the Obama administration, but he's inviting President Barack Obama to dinner anyway. Dolan has asked both Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to attend the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation charity dinner on Oct. 18, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York said Tuesday. Romney has accepted. The Obama campaign hasn't said publicly whether the president will attend, but Dolan's spokesman, Joseph Zwilling, said Obama has accepted, too. The Archdiocese of New York is among more than 40 Catholic organizations, charities and schools that...
  • What is Cardinal Dolan Up To?

    08/06/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 6, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    What is Cardinal Dolan up to? According to reports, Dolan has extended an invitation to President Obama to the annual Al Smith dinner in New York City. The president, reportedly, has accepted.Historically, the dinner is one of the most prestigious political events in New York City particularly during a presidential election year and candidates from both parties usually attend.Known for its lighthearted political speeches, the major speakers deliver a series of self-deprecating jokes while ribbing their opponent at the same time. In October 2008, Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama both attended the dinner, accepting an invitation by Cardinal...
  • Betrayal of the Democratic Party

    06/07/2009 2:36:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 985+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 07, 2009 | George Joyce
    The "righteous wind" that has propelled the American left to unprecedented success over the last year has forced most of the American right into an underground bunker. Those few conservative politicians like Dick Cheney who remain topside are blasted with an additional gale force of invective and vitriol. In the left's ferocious desire to implement "change" there seems to be little patience for any meaningful dialogue about what America should become. The leftist onslaught that met Dick Cheney's recent defense of his country pales in comparison however to the ugly reception Democrat Al Smith received in 1936 when he challenged...
  • Once More, With Humor (McCain & Obama meet tonight at Al Smith dinner)

    10/16/2008 1:47:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 2,044+ views
    WITL ^ | October 16, 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    Just a reminder that -- fresh off their tense final debate (fullvideo) -- the presidential contenders will make their last joint appearance of the campaign at tonight's Al Smith Dinner in New York. Now in its 63rd year, the white-tie barb-fest at the Waldorf-Astoria benefits Catholic Charities of the Big Apple archdiocese. Hosted by the city's archbishop -- who'll be flanked by John McCain and Barack Obama at the center of the traditional multi-tiered dais -- the event takes its name in tribute to the son of the Lower East Side tenements who rose to become the Empire State's...
  • Caption this photo of McCain and Obama at last night's Alfred E. Smith dinner

    10/17/2008 8:39:35 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies · 1,066+ views
  • Video: McCain knocks ‘em dead at the Alfred E. Smith dinner

    10/16/2008 9:10:29 PM PDT · by flyfree · 2 replies · 1,340+ views
    hotair ^ | Allahpundit
    I actually did laugh out loud. Especially at what he claims is Obama’s pet name for him.
  • Alfred E. Smith Charity Dinner

    10/16/2008 7:12:34 PM PDT · by bossmechanic · 31 replies · 2,535+ views
    self/vanity | 10/16/08 | Dave Kodl
    Candidate class - and lack thereof...
  • Alfred E Smith Dinner is a MUST SEE!

    10/16/2008 7:06:49 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 13 replies · 1,304+ views
    I was waiting forever to see a thread pop up on this as it was being aired on Fox. This Dinner where the two candidates roasted each other as well as themselves was far better than ANY of the previous debates!... I was surprised that nothing was posted on it. I don't know when it will be re-aired. Anyone else know?... very much worth recording!
  • McCain funny!!! at Alfred E. Smith Charity dinner. He is on right now on Fox News Network.

    10/16/2008 7:09:03 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 41 replies · 3,227+ views
    Fox News | Oct. | bellflower
    McCain is really funny on Fox News right now!
  • Video - Tonight's McCain speech @ Al Smith Dinner - Fantastic!

    10/16/2008 7:05:30 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 150 replies · 6,860+ views
    Youtube ^ | 10-16-08
    <p>He was hysterical ... excellent speech. God bless John McCain and America!</p>
  • Obama, McCain to address Al Smith dinner in New York Oct. 16

    09/25/2008 8:40:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 711+ views
    cns ^ | 09.17.08
    The Democratic and Republican presidential nominees both have agreed to be guest speakers at the Al Smith dinner Oct. 16 in New York, the Archdiocese of New York announced Sept. 17. The archdiocese said Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain would "share nonpartisan good humor before an audience of civic, business and social leaders." The joint appearance three weeks before the Nov. 4 election would continue a longtime tradition of presidential candidates addressing the annual fundraising dinner -- a tradition that has been followed off and on in recent years. The last pair of candidates to appear together in...
  • The Facts in the Case (What ended the Democratic Party, permanently?)

    11/23/2002 9:51:07 AM PST · by ex-snook · 21 replies · 383+ views
    google search ^ | 1936 | Al Smith
    An author described this as one of the greatest American political speeches. At the time it was considered the definitive analysis of the New Deal. Al Smith was the 1928 Democrat Presidential nominee, former governor of New York State and the leader of the Democrat Party until Roosevelt and the Communist wing took over in 1932. The Facts in the Case By Governor Alfred E. Smith January 25, 1936=========snip============="I must make a confession. It is not easy for me to stand up here tonight and talk to the American people against the Democratic Administration. That is not easy. It hurts...