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  • An unforgettable 911 Call of a 5 year old Girl

    12/10/2013 3:34:07 PM PST · by Focault's Pendulum · 12 replies
    Ya gotta listen to this!
  • The Need to Explain (Sowell on Republicans)

    11/14/2012 1:22:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 14, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century— Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories— bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat. One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...
  • A Lesson Learned

    11/08/2012 5:36:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 7, 2012 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    The Republican party’s brutal defeat in yesterday’s presidential and Senate races offers at least one clear, abiding lesson: Republicans can’t win without making their case. For all of the worthiness of his campaign, which (to his great credit) was so much more honorable, classy, truthful, and responsible than the president’s — and the extraordinary effort that he devoted to it after so many other Republicans refused to enter the contest during their nation’s time of need — the unfortunate fact is that Mitt Romney too often didn’t prosecute the case. He didn’t really make the case on Obamacare (and especially...
  • Paul Ryan's Greatest Hits

    08/11/2012 12:03:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 11, 2012 | Paul Ryan
    CLICK: 3:00
  • Obama's worst gaffe yet - disgraces memory of fallen soldier.

    06/24/2011 7:53:59 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 195 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 23, 2011 | Barack Obama
  • Brookings' West Cites Bachmann as 'Most Articulate'

    06/17/2011 2:06:16 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 76 replies ^ | 14 Jun 2011 | Dan Weil
    One might be surprised to hear someone from the left-leaning Brookings Institution argue that Michele Bachmann shined in Monday’s presidential debate. But that’s exactly what Darrell West, governance studies director at the Washington, D.C., think tank, wrote on Politico. Michele Bachmann, GOP, candidates“The most articulate candidate last night was Minnesota House member Michele Bachmann,” West maintained. “She was clear and focused in her remarks and drew one of the strongest applause lines when she boldly stated that Barack Obama was going to be a one-term president.”
  • The Okey Doke?? - Obama Stumps for Dems, but Not On Campaign Trail

    08/03/2010 10:12:12 AM PDT · by cruise_missile · 30 replies · 5+ views
    cbs news ^ | Aug. 3, 2010
    "They think that they can run the okey-doke on ya, bamboozle ya." -B.Obama
  • Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons'

    03/08/2010 11:47:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 174 replies · 1,167+ views
    Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons' By Geoffrey Dickens Created 03/08/2010 - 14:41 HDNet's Dan Rather stepped on one mine after another in the racial minefield that exists when talking about the nation's first black President as the former CBS anchor, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show on March 8th, uttered the following take on the President's ability to get health care passed and how the GOP and independents would view it. DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama's leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a...
  • FLASHBACK;Biden's description of Obama draws scrutiny

    01/10/2010 2:10:28 PM PST · by mdittmar · 4 replies · 538+ views
    CNN Washington Bureau ^ | February 9, 2007 | Xuan Thai and Ted Barrett
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Joe Biden planned to spend Wednesday focusing on his official announcement that he was running for president, but the Delaware Democrat instead found himself defending remarks he made to the New York Observer about his Democratic opponents.In the article published Wednesday, Biden is quoted evaluating presidential rivals Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois. His remarks about Obama, the only African-American serving in the Senate, drew the most scrutiny."I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking...
  • Obama walks into the White House door

    07/06/2009 5:17:50 AM PDT · by Thirteen · 14 replies · 1,266+ views
    Appalachian Forums ^ | Friday, 3 July 2009, | Politico
    Obama hits head on White House door Politico Friday, 3 July 2009, 8:01 am He used walking into the door as an excuse for his inability to articulate his "raising taxes is good" message to the American people: President Obama acknowledged the disappointing jobs report at the White House, but quickly urged Americans to be patient as the country waits for the economy to improve. "As I've said from the moment I walked into the door of this White House, it took years for us to get into this mess and it will take us more than a few months...
  • Bush said “nu-cu-lar,” Obama says “de-fib-ulator,” we say, “Hah!”

    03/23/2009 10:20:44 AM PDT · by slomark · 23 replies · 977+ views
    [Video, photo, definitions] According to the media we hate, George Bush was a moron for saying, “Nu-cu-lar” (despite the fact that he captained a nu-cu-lar submarine, Jimmy Carter said it the same way). We’re still waiting to hear how stupid Barack Obama is for mispronouncing “defibrillator” on the Tonight Show. Guess the story was simply lost in the flood of mainstream reportage of the President’s “Special Olympics” quip. Oddly enough, ...
  • Mark Hillman: 'Big Boy Britches' For Obama

    03/16/2009 10:46:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,167+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 16, 2009 | Mark Hillman
    "The country looks to the President on occasions like this to be reassuring to the nation. Some Presidents do it well, some Presidents don't." That's how ABC's Peter Jennings assessed President George W. Bush's performance on Sept. 11, 2001. The criticism was superficial, shortsighted and unfair, given that President Bush's finest moments came in rallying the country after 9/11 - not scapegoating the previous administration. Bush didn't spend the next few months claiming that he "inherited" a national security mess, nor did he complain about the economy which faltered in two of the final three quarters under President Clinton before...
  • Real Man of Genius: Joe Biden

    02/25/2009 8:39:34 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 8 replies · 704+ views
    Right Wing Video ^ | 12/24/09 | Right Wing Video
    video here
  • Reporter's Notebook: Seeing How The Other Half Lives

    10/08/2008 7:05:37 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 110 replies · 4,025+ views
    CBS News ^ | 10-08-2008 | Dean Reynolds
    CBS News' : (NASHVILLE, TENN.) - After most of the previous 12 months covering Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency, it was interesting, instructive and, well, relaxing to follow John McCain for the last few days. The differences between the two are striking. Obama is the big time orator, McCain is the guy who struggles with a teleprompter or even note cards strategically placed nearby. Obama's crowds are larger, more enthusiastic. McCain's events are smaller, but to my eye, better choreographed. And now with the addition of Sarah Palin to some of his events, McCain can boast of crowds that...
  • Dimwittedness Might Actually Prevail (Palin Hit Piece)

    09/13/2008 2:01:55 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 72 replies · 184+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/08 | nhwingut
    While watching the Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson Thursday night, and the coverage of the Palin phenomenon in general, I’ve gotten the scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that dimwittedness is not just on the march in the U.S., but that it might actually prevail. How is it that this woman could have been selected to be the vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket? How is it that so much of the mainstream media has dropped all pretense of seriousness to hop aboard the bandwagon and go along for the giddy ride?
  • Biden's description of Obama draws scrutiny

    08/23/2008 2:39:40 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 14 replies · 130+ views
    CNN ^ | February 9, 2007 | CNN
    Snip . . . "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man." (Watch Biden's comments and Obama's reaction ) Snip.
  • Chuck Todd: Final Debate Thoughts - Not a good debate for Obama

    04/16/2008 10:07:34 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 68 replies · 217+ views ^ | April 16th, 2008 | Chuck Todd
    This was not a good debate for Obama, period. But it wasn't a great debate for Clinton either. Of course, that may not matter to Team Clinton. In a twp-way debate, it's not about which candidate narrowly wins -- but which candidate gets pummeled in the post-debate reviews. And Obama will get pummeled because well he did get pummeled, a little bit by Clinton and a little bit by the moderators. In the first 40 minutes of the debate, most of the questioning was on Obama's negatives (except for a lone Bosnia-sniper question to Clinton) and that's what helped create...
  • Ann Coulter: OBAMA'S DIMESTORE 'MEIN KAMPF' (how to handle white people)

    04/02/2008 3:00:26 PM PDT · by Syncro · 193 replies · 538+ views ^ | April 2, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    OBAMA'S DIMESTORE 'MEIN KAMPF'April 2, 2008 If characters from "The Hills" were to emote about race, I imagine it would sound like B. Hussein Obama's autobiography, "Dreams From My Father." Has anybody read this book? Inasmuch as the book reveals Obama to be a flabbergasting lunatic, I gather the answer is no. Obama is about to be our next president: You might want to take a peek. If only people had read "Mein Kampf" ... Nearly every page -- save the ones dedicated to cataloguing the mundane details of his life -- is bristling with anger at some imputed racist...
  • Tales From the Obama’s Bedroom (Wife says he's "stinky" in the morning)

    09/06/2007 7:28:00 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 72 replies · 2,002+ views ^ | 09/06/07 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    When is some information too much information? In an interview with Glamour magazine, Michelle Obama reveals that her husband, Barack, is so “snore-y and stinky” when he wakes up in the morning that their daughters won’t crawl into bed with him. The interview, in the magazine’s October issue, was conducted by Tonya Lewis Lee, who is married to Spike Lee, the filmmaker. Referring to their daughters, Mrs. Obama says: “We have this ritual in the morning. They come in my bed, and Dad isn’t there — because he’s too snore-y and stinky, they don’t want to ever get into bed...
  • Biden scolds Dems for skipping debates ( . . . and more)

    06/02/2007 1:27:08 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 11 replies · 861+ views
    AP via C-SPAN's Capital News ^ | 2 June 07 | BEVERLEY WANG, AP Writer
    CONCORD, N.H. - Joe Biden on Friday questioned how his Democratic presidential rivals could skip a debate involving the Congressional Black Caucus. The Delaware senator, who will participate in a New Hampshire debate on Sunday, is one of two candidates signed onto a fall debate on Fox News and the sole person who has agreed to an Iraq-only debate next week. In a telephone interview Friday, Biden called out fellow Democrats for bowing out of the Sept. 23 Detroit debate co-sponsored by Fox News Channel and the political education and leadership institute of the Congressional Black Caucus. Democratic candidates have...
  • Caption Obama slumming it at a diner in NH

    05/21/2007 8:33:46 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 66 replies · 2,441+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 5/19/07 | Barack Obama
  • Caption Obama, making the ladies swoon like it's an Elvis concert

    05/15/2007 12:44:11 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 100 replies · 2,574+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 5/14/07 | obamaforamerica08
  • Who's the Real Obama?

    05/07/2007 6:28:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 851+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 5/6/07 | Mortimer B. Zuckerman
    Why not Obama? Millions of people are inspired by him; witness the polls, the stunning breadth of his financial support, the rapture over his way of speaking. He is the first black candidate to have a serious chance of winning his party's nomination and the presidency. That is a remarkable statement of how far America has come on race-but it also reflects Barack Obama's ability to present himself as a politician for all Americans, just somebody who happens to be black. America seems to yearn for a post-partisan consensus builder who is undeniably brilliant, rather than an ideological rabble-rouser, despite...
  • Republican Candidates (Thomas Sowell)

    04/09/2007 8:43:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies · 1,622+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 10, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    April 10, 2007 Can you remember seeing a Republican expressing outrage? Democrats express outrage 24/7. Ted Kennedy alone has expressed more outrage than the entire Republican Party. Democrats can lie their way around the world before Republicans can manage to mumble the truth. The case for conservatism cannot be too hard to articulate. Talk radio is dominated by articulate conservative talk show hosts. Even the liberal print media have some very articulate conservative columnists like Charles Krauthammer and others. There are also very articulate and conservative editorial pages at the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers, as well as similarly...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-20-07 (DUmmies Underwhelmed By Obama On Larry King)

    03/20/2007 6:14:39 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies · 1,264+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 20, 2007 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Joe Biden proclaimed him to be articulate but apparently that ability left Barack Obama last night when he was fielding questions from Larry King. Since Larry is known for lobbing softballs at his guests, one can only imagine how poor Obama will perform when hit with real hardballs. Even the DUmmies were completely unimpressed by Obama on King since there were two DUmmieland threads on the subject of Obama's poor performance. The first DUmmie THREAD is titled, "Anyone see Obama on Larry King? Is it just me or was he awful?" The second DUmmie THREAD has the equally unimpressed...
  • Caption Obama

    03/19/2007 4:30:23 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 39 replies · 1,077+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 3/16/07 | staff
    "Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) listens to a question from a resident at the Earl M. Bourdon Centre in Claremont, New Hampshire March 16, 2007."

    03/08/2007 5:17:15 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 145 replies · 7,765+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 8, 2007 | LYNN SWEET Washington Bureau Chief
    WASHINGTON -- White House hopeful Barack Obama was on the defensive Wednesday over stock purchases from companies whose investors included his political donors. And Obama revealed that he terminated a "quasi-blind" trust he created for the stock purchases -- called the "Freedom Trust" -- after realizing that it wasn't blind after all. Obama's campaign team ramped up a rapid reaction defense after a story about his portfolio hit the front page of Wednesday's New York Times and was the subject of scrutiny Monday on Denies any connection The political damage potential is high because one of the firms Obama...
  • We'll return to HILLARY HEARS A HORMONE after this announcement from Senator Joseph Bidet...

    02/21/2007 11:58:55 AM PST · by HowardScream · 242+ views
    QUESTION HILLARY ^ | Friday, February 2, 2007 | QUESTION HILLARY
    "My fella legacy Delawareanites, greetings to you both. As I've gazed upon the former slave ship infested waters off the Delmarvin peninsula, one has to wonder why I haven't yet been elected President of the United French. Time and time again I have been re-elected in our largely invisible state by November seabirds from Vermont, and I wish you all the best on your return RV trip through Wilmington. Please enjoy our many 7-11 stores en route, and say hey to Habib and Punjab from all the DC staff's condo cleaners in Lewes. Back to me. Hours and hours of...
  • BARACK'S BLUNDER ..... ("not ready for prime time")

    02/13/2007 5:36:26 AM PST · by IrishMike · 90 replies · 2,517+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 13, 2007 | Editorial
    Sen. Barack Obama, all of 25 months removed from the Illinois state legislature, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States on Saturday - and immediately began trading harsh words with the leader of one of America's oldest and most reliable allies. In the process, the freshman senator revealed truly breathtaking naiveté. Obama more or less sparked the exchange two weeks ago by introducing legislation mandating a total U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq by March 2008. The senator is entitled to his views, of course. As is Australian Prime Minister John Howard - who said Sunday that the...
  • Obama Comparing Himself To Lincoln?

    "This week comes the previously careful Sen. Barack Obama, flapping his wings in Time magazine and explaining that he's a lot like Abraham Lincoln, only sort of better. "In Lincoln's rise from poverty, his ultimate mastery of language and law, his capacity to overcome personal loss and remain determined in the face of repeated defeat--in all this he reminded me not just of my own struggles."
  • Obama Launches Bid to 'Transform' U.S.

    02/10/2007 7:51:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies · 1,686+ views
    iWon News/AP ^ | February 10, 2007 | Nedra Pickler
    Barack Obama announced his bid for president Saturday, a black man evoking Abraham Lincoln's ability to unite a nation and a Democrat portraying himself as a fresh face capable of leading a new generation. "Let us transform this nation," he told thousands shivering in the cold at the campaign's kickoff. Obama, 45, is the youngest candidate in the Democrats' 2008 primary field dominated by front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and filled with more experienced lawmakers. In an address from the state capital where he began his elective career 10 years ago, the first-term U.S. senator sought to distinguish himself as...

    01/31/2007 7:22:13 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 507 replies · 17,648+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | January 31, 2007
    SEN. BIDEN SHOCK INTERVIEW: OBAMA FIRST 'CLEAN' BLACK IN MAINSTREAM... 'I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy'...
  • Biden was right, Obama is articulate

    02/09/2007 4:45:33 AM PST · by billorites · 15 replies · 593+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | February 9, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    HERE'S IRONY for you. Last spring, focus-group guru Frank Luntz said that Sen. Joseph Biden should be considered a front-runner in the Democratic Presidential primaries because so many Democrats in New Hampshire and Iowa judged him to be -- wait for it -- "articulate." I should back up. Biden is famous for his brain's chronic inability to hold brake fluid. Once he revs his engines, the motormouth can't be stopped, and he just keeps talking and talking and talking. My theory is that those constant smiles where he displays his shiny fake teeth are the facial equivalent of flashing your...
  • Joe Biden Scheduled As Guest On 'Daily Show' Tonight [let's see how he spins his remarks]

    01/31/2007 9:54:42 AM PST · by jdm · 4 replies · 486+ views
    Comedy Central ^ | Jan 31, 2007 | Self
    I just noticed that Joe Biden is the scheduled guest on Jon Stewart's show tonight. I don't normally watch this program, but am eager to see how Biden spins his Obama remarks. I believe the show is taped at 6PM and airs @ 11PM ET on Comedy Central.

    08/12/2004 7:16:10 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 2 replies · 632+ views ^ | 8/12/04 | GeorgeW23225
    The people of Virginia have a chance to make history on November 2nd, 2004 !! Running for the U.S. Congress, 3rd district of Virginia, we have a bright, articulate, conservative young lady by the name of Winsome Sears. Winsome is also a retired U.S Marine!! She is running against crazy, left wing, out of touch with reality incumbent Bobby Scott. You know Bobby Scott, don't you?? He's the Congressman who voted AGAINST the War on Terror, AGAINST funding the troops, AGAINST the Bush tax cuts, BUT.......he votes FOR tax increases, FOR Gay Marriage, and FOR partial birth abortions!! THIS MAN...