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  • Cuba Libre’?

    12/18/2014 8:48:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | D.W. Wilbur
    So who benefits the most from this new ‘relationship’ between the United States and Cuba? Aficionados’ will soon be able to smoke fine Cuban cigars without having to smuggle them into the U.S., but beyond that what exactly has the U.S. gained by Barack Obama’s diplomatic overture towards the brutal communist dictatorship in Havana? The Caribbean island has been locked in the 1950’s for decades as the rest of the world moved into the twenty-first century. But while trapped in the past Cuba has certainly been involved over the years in current events, and usually not in a particularly positive...
  • Yes, Michelle, It's Because You're Black

    12/17/2014 10:23:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | John Ransom
    Michelle Obama wants you to feel bad for her, and for Barack, because they are black. “I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” Michelle says in People Magazine. “Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs.” Oh, the horror. Why didn’t the emperor clean up Chicago neighborhoods with his pen and his phone while he was there? Cabs likely would have stopped more frequently if the city, especially the South and West Sides, wasn't infested by crime....
  • Masters of Deceptive Persuasion

    12/16/2014 3:57:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Democrats are the masters of deceptive persuasion, meaning they will take our attention off something they have really screwed up and put it on something that's not quite so bad. And chief among those masters is he who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. For example, let's look at the bumbling idiot Jonathan Gruber, who has repeatedly said that the key for passing Obamacare was the stupidity of the American people. When Gruber was called before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to explain himself, he ducked and weaved questions, to the point that even Rep. Elijah...
  • Cruel Reality: Obama Paying for Illegal Amnesty With Fees Paid by Legal Immigrants

    12/12/2014 12:47:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    As the debate rages on Capitol Hill about how to defund President Obama's executive action that gives legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, it's important to take a look at where the funding for his new amnesty program is coming from. The funding for Obama's executive action is coming through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a fee, not tax based agency under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security. Because the USCIS is a fee based agency, many have argued Congress cannot defund it. According to the Congressional Research Service, Congress does in fact have the ability to defund the...
  • Final Score: GOP Gains Nine Senate Seats, Will Hold 54-46 Majority

    12/08/2014 3:13:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Saturday's Louisiana runoff election closed the book on the 2014 election cycle (with one small exception noted below); as the dust settles, the GOP achieved a net gain of nine Senate seats, and will command a healthy 54-46 majority in the upper chamber come January. Republicans controlled just 40 Senate seats as recently as early 2010.  A few notes on Bill Cassidy's lopsided defeat of Sen. Mary Landrieu, as well as the larger national picture, starting with a look at Cassidy's 56/44 victory margin: All votes in. #LASen Cassidy 712,330 55.94% Landrieu 561,099 44.06%— AoSHQ Decision Desk (@AoSHQDD) December 7, 2014 A visualization of Landrieu's downfall,...
  • Obama's Selfie, Photoshopped Life

    12/08/2014 6:41:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | John Ransom
    ObamaObama doesnÂ’t want you staying home and baking cookies. He doesnÂ’t want you at home to meet your kids from school. He doesnÂ’t want you looking after a home full-time. You canÂ’t build it by staying home. Build what? The utopian Obama state where we all work to feed the government, his government; a government that feeds itself by dining on European cheeses and arugula. Families in this case are superfluous. ItÂ’s a luxury he says you canÂ’t afford. To build that village you canÂ’t start on your home.That would be selfish. So, itÂ’s been decided. Your only utility is...
  • Behold: Mary Landrieu in full meltdown

    12/03/2014 3:54:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Guy Benson
    t’s almost the end of the line for the Mary Express, and she knows it. First, she tripled down on her ‘sexism and racism’ smear against an electorate that has entrusted her (a woman!) with 18 years in the US Senate, and that handed Gov. Bobby Jindal (whose skin is brown!) a re-election victory so comprehensive that he carried every single parish in the state. Then, she offered no comment after top aides and supporters confirmed Republicans’ principal charge against her, and exhorted partisan Democrats to vote illegally. Next, she blundered through her final debate, assailing her Republican opponent for...
  • The Hypocrisy Over Presidential Kids

    12/03/2014 4:46:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    It's an obvious rule: Never pick on a president's family. Elizabeth Lauten, the formerly unknown "communications director" for two-term GOP congressman Stephen Fincher resigned after a national-media feeding frenzy over some stupid words about the president's daughters on her personal Facebook page. No one came to her defense for this idiocy, and correctly so. Republican Party spokesman Sean Spicer decried her remarks, and then attacked the media for its hypocrisy, for launching into an obscure Republican staffer's social-media statements, something it has never done for Democrats. Again, he was absolutely correct. Political decorum demands that presidential children should be left...
  • Administration Exploits Ferguson to Undermine Race Relations and Rule of Law

    12/02/2014 5:50:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I wish there were a way to address the Ferguson controversy without generating further controversy. But that's not an easy task. I have believed for some time that the Obama administration has fanned the flames of racial tension in this country rather than attempt to extinguish them, despite its claims to the contrary. President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, in my view, have been the main culprits, which is exceedingly unfortunate, considering the opportunity their historic roles present for making great strides toward racial harmony. The question is: Do these gentlemen truly want to promote racial harmony? If...
  • Post Midterm Democrat Civil War Part 3: Schumer vs. Obamacare

    12/01/2014 6:04:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    As previously noted on the Tipsheet in the past month, Democrats have been at each others throats after suffering devastating losses at every level of government during the 2014-midterm elections in November. Less than 24-hours after the polls closed on Election Night, when Republicans retook the Senate and the biggest majority of state legislatures in American history, outgoing Majority Leader Harry Reid sent his chief-of-staff to the Washington Post to slam President Obama for the losses. Just days later, Howard Dean called  Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber "elitist" and "out-of-touch" with the American people. Last week New York Democrat Senator Chuck...
  • America’s Choice: Emperor Obama or the Constitutional Rule of Law

    12/01/2014 4:02:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    Thankfully, America has prospered through the ups and downs of our inspiring history because of our God-given rights, the character and innovation of our people, and the restraints and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. Justice is never perfect and life is never totally fair, but we strive to preserve both. The dangers of an overly oppressive government and tyrannical leaders was evident to Thomas Jefferson when he warned: “The two enemies of the government are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become a legalized version...
  • Savings Blacks from Liberal Leaders

    11/30/2014 6:06:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    I get why Blacks turned out in force to elect Barack Obama president. He was their guy – the first Black man (half Black to be accurate) to have a shot at the position of most powerful person in the world. Someone who could really speak for them and understood their lives. Bill Clinton may have been called the “First Black President,” but he was not really a “brother.” I can see Blacks turning out for Obama the second time because their guy losing reelection would have been a horrible ending. Unfortunately, Obama has not helped the Blacks just like...
  • The Gruberization of Environmental Policies

    11/28/2014 11:57:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Call it the Gruberization of America’s energy and environmental policies.Former White House medical consultant Jonathan Gruber pocketed millions of taxpayer dollars before infamously explaining how ObamaCare was enacted. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” he said. “It was really, really critical to getting the bill passed.” At least one key provision was a “very clever basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.” The Barack Obama/Gina McCarthy Environmental Protection Agency is likewise exploiting its lack of transparency and most Americans’ lack of scientific understanding. EPA bureaucrats and their hired scientists, pressure groups and PR...
  • Judging By The Choices For Time’s Person Of The Year, 2014 Was An Awful Year For Humans

    11/27/2014 6:09:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Every year at this time, Time magazine starts teasing their “Person Of The Year” issue by releasing the “short list” of finalists. They allow readers to vote on their website for who they think should win, but much like President Obama’s reaction to the midterm shellacking he just took, the votes don’t matter – the editors decide. So who gets nominated doesn’t matter, who readers pick doesn’t matter, and ultimately who wins doesn’t matter because who cares what the editors of Time think outside of the New York/Washington, DC bubble? No one. But who makes the short list is interesting...
  • An Inconvenient Law

    11/27/2014 4:55:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a humane, transparent, truthful -- and constitutional -- way to address illegal immigration. Unfortunately, President Obama's unilateral plan to exempt millions of residents from federal immigration law is none of those things. Obama said he had to move now because of a dawdling Congress. He forgot to mention that there were Democratic majorities in Congress in 2009 and 2010, yet he did nothing, in fear of punishment at the polls. Nor did Obama push amnesty in 2011 or 2012, afraid of hurting his own re-election chances. Worries over sabotaging Democratic chances in the 2014 midterms explain his inaction...
  • Maybe President Obama is Just Trolling?

    11/26/2014 8:34:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful -- but not always G-rated, or spell-checked -- Urban Dictionary explains, "Trolling requires deceiving [sic]; any trolling that doesn't involve decieving [sic] someone isn't trolling at all; it's just stupid." (Pro tip: When spelling "deceiving," remember it's "i before e except after c.") The definition continues: "As such, your victim must not know that you are trolling; if he does, you are an unsuccesful [sic] troll. I don't like the president's executive action...
  • Illegal Executive Orders Reward Illegal Immigration

    11/26/2014 4:20:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Like millions of other Americans, I appreciate the plight of billions of people throughout the world who would like nothing more than to find themselves in the United States, where they could enjoy a much higher standard of living and wonderful opportunities for advancement. It certainly seems like a compassionate thing to offer them legal status in America and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. It should first be considered, however, that we have millions of people already mired in dire poverty in our inner cities, rural townships and places such as Appalachia who would certainly appreciate a helping hand...
  • What Obama's Ferguson Sermon Left Out

    11/26/2014 3:36:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2 | Michelle Malkin
    In his 967-word statement to the nation about the Ferguson grand jury decision on Tuesday night, President Obama devoted precisely one sentence to the risks and sacrifices police officers make to keep the peace. One. Obama delivered a tepid, obligatory acknowledgement that "our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day." But he sandwiched it between a finger-wagging admonition that cops need to "show care and restraint" and a pandering discourse justifying the "deep distrust" that "communities of color" have toward law enforcement because of the "legacy of racial discrimination in this country." Note: Multiple...
  • Obama's Immigration Policy: How About Putting Americans First (Excellent Suggestion!!!)

    11/25/2014 1:18:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25 | Cal Thomas
    Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to 5 million illegal immigrants. In this, he reminded me of what Richard Nixon told David Frost in a 1977 interview. The exchange is worth recalling: "FROST: So what in a sense you're saying is that there are certain situations ... where the president can decide that it's in the best interests of the nation or something, and do something illegal. NIXON: Well, when the president does it that means that it is not illegal. FROST: By definition. NIXON: Exactly....
  • Refuting 7 Lies Liberals Have Told Millennials About Conservatives

    11/25/2014 6:07:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | John Hawkins
    The biggest reason young Americans tend to lean to the left is that they grow up immersed in liberalism. Their entertainment, music, teachers and college professors lean to the left. Meanwhile, since few young Americans follow politics avidly or are out in the real world enough to feel the sting of left-wing policies, the only place they typically get to hear the conservative position is from liberals. That’s like getting the history of WWII from Hitler – or Noam Chomsky, either/or – and expecting to get an accurate picture of what the Allies believed. That puts these kids in a...
  • President Obama Versus George Washington on Thanksgiving

    11/25/2014 4:58:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, when "Fox & Friends" highlighted my most recent column, titled "Neutering Religious Holidays," liberals came out of the woodwork to try to defend President Barack Obama's record. So I decided to do a little research and see just how spiritual his past Thanksgiving addresses have been and compare them with the thoughts of our founding president, George Washington. In 2013, Obama's Thanksgiving address didn't give a single mention of the Pilgrims, their Christian devotion or thanks to God. He did, however, share his gratitude for the Native Americans and their "generosity during that first Thanksgiving." He gave a...
  • Obama Flips Blacks on Backs

    11/24/2014 9:13:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    How does the first black president reward blacks for voting for their hero? With an executive order: “Go to the back of the employment line. Get behind illegal immigrants, including carriers of tuberculosis and criminals at large. Blessed are the politically useful and illegal immigrants are more useful than African Americans.” Blacks voted for Obama in record numbers: 91% in 2008 and 87% in 2012. It was historic. Yet, last week via unconstitutional executive order, the president announced an immigration “reform” plan that will disproportionately hurt African Americans. Trayvon Martin could have been “my son,” Obama sighed in 2012 when...
  • A Magic Pen And An Empty Suit

    11/23/2014 4:52:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    <p>The one positive thing I can say about the president’s amnesty speech on Thursday is that I didn’t lose any respect for him afterwards. That is because me losing respect for Barack Obama is a mathematical impossibility at this point.</p>
  • Undocumented

    11/22/2014 9:03:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Bill Tatro
    If I understood the President correctly the 4.4 million immigrants who just got their “get out of jail card” are no longer considered illegal. They are simply called the UNDOCUMENTED. The President, as usual, referenced a young woman who had been in the US illegally, I mean UNDOCUMENTED, since she was 4 years old. Apparently Mom and Dad were also illegal - oops - UNDOCUMENTED. She is now a college student working on her 3rd degree. A very admirable story. She beat the system and now can come out of the shadows. She will not be able to vote, for now, nor...
  • Rogue President

    11/21/2014 5:26:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million, and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards. Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right. Thus does...
  • My Holiday Wishes for Obama (What an excellent list)

    11/21/2014 5:08:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It's almost Thanksgiving and the Christmas season is upon us. Many of us are already shopping for holiday gifts. So that inspired me to think up a holiday gift list that I hope and pray Obama receives for Christmas! Here are 15 perfect holiday gifts for Obama. *Obama's Secret Service disarmed- since he doesn't think rest of us need guns for protection. *Remove the fence around the White House- since Obama doesn't think we need a fence at our Southern border. *A Christmas dinner at White House prepared and served by illegal immigrants who just arrived from the Ebola Zone-...
  • ICE Braces for New Spring Surge of Illegal Immigrants

    11/21/2014 3:37:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    On the same day President Obama announced his executive immigration overhaul we learned that the administration was gearing up for yet another surge of illegal immigrants coming this spring—more than 100,000 to be exact. And to do so, they’re getting a family detention center ready with 2,400 beds. “We must be prepared for traditional, seasonal increases in illegal migration. The Dilley facility will provide invaluable surge capacity should apprehensions of adults with children once again surge this spring,” said Acting ICE Director Thomas S. Winkowski, reports The Washington Examiner.“These facilities help ensure timely and effective removals that comply with our legal and...
  • The Truth About Obama's "Temporary" Ebola Amnesty

    11/21/2014 4:03:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    When it rains, it pours. Just before unveiling his colossal administrative amnesty for millions of "undocumented" aliens and foreign tech workers on Thursday, President Obama separately ordered up to 8,000 more executive pardons and special work passes for Liberians, Sierra Leoneans and Guineans illegally in this country. Strange, isn't it? The same administration that refused to enact travel bans from Ebola-plagued West African nations to protect Americans is now granting "temporary protected status" (TPS) to West Africans on American soil so they don't have to go back. It's not really about public health, of course. It's about political pandering and...
  • Poll: Many Latinos Disapprove of Obama's Executive Amnesty

    11/19/2014 3:58:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    A new NBC poll shows Latinos do not overwhelmingly support President Obama's decision to thwart Congress on amnesty through executive action.  Nearly half of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s expected plan to take executive action that would potentially allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay legally in the United States, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Latinos are divided, with 43 percent supporting the action and 37 percent opposing it. But the sample size here is small (just 110 Latino respondents), so the numbers have a high margin of error. There's just a six percent difference...
  • Milbank’s Lament: Amnesty, Missed Opportunities and Lost Elections

    11/18/2014 5:06:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week Dana Milbank, the noted Op-Ed writer for the Washington Post, recovered himself admirably after the baleful events of November 4th, and picked through the post-election wreckage, presumably looking to assign blame. Milbank’s studied conclusion was that President Obama should be tagged with the blame for the electoral debacle, which is not, in itself, a particularly startling finding. Milbank, however, does not pin the onus on Obama for his lack of leadership, his wrong-headed policies, or his general disinterest in his job. He reasons that Obama brought this defeat on himself by delaying his amnesty executive order until after...
  • It Happens Every Time

    11/18/2014 3:40:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Here's the most predictable news bulletin of the day and maybe the year. It came from Reuters the day after the president and lame-duck-in-chief of the United States threw still another of his monkey wrenches into the economy, particularly investment in it: REUTERS -- AT&T will pause investments to bring fiber connections to 100 cities until U.S. regulators iron out rules to regulate how Internet service providers manage their Web traffic, the company's chief executive told investor Wednesday. "We can't go out and invest that kind of money deploying fiber to 100 cities not knowing under what rules those investments...
  • How Democrats Defeated Themselves

    11/17/2014 4:20:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Star Parker
    New Gallup polling on party favorability ratings should be useful reading for leaders of the Democratic Party who are still in denial about the meaning of the Republican sweep in the recent elections. The percentage of Americans giving the Democratic Party a favorable rating is at an all time low – 36 percent. It now stands below the current 42 percent favorable rating of the Republican Party. Notable is that Democrats themselves are increasingly unhappy with their own party. Whereas now 81 percent of Democrats give a favorable rating to their own party, this is 14 points below the 95...
  • Father of Son Killed by Illegal Alien:

    11/16/2014 12:03:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Before President Obama announces his executive amnesty plan, Don Rosenberg has just one question for the president: Can he, with an executive order, bring his son who was killed by an illegal immigrant back to life? “While your Executive Order pad is out, can you write one to bring my son and the tens of thousands (actually over 100,000) killed by illegal aliens back to life and to bring our destroyed families back together?” he wrote to Obama. His son, Drew, 25, was run over by an illegal immigrant on November 16, 2010. “I know that shortly you will be...
  • Why China Is Cooperating on Climate Change (Barf Alert!!!)

    11/16/2014 11:40:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Americans like to keep the world simple, dividing important countries into two groups: valued allies and hateful enemies. That approach suffices when we're talking about South Korea and North Korea. But it doesn't work well when it comes to China. Many people see it as a giant, looming menace. The truth is more complicated. With China, we have a worrisome rival end an indispensable partner. That latter status has never been clearer than today, after a summit that produced several new accords between Washington and Beijing. The most important and surprising was an agreement to curb emissions of greenhouse gases...
  • With His Policies Under Attack in His Own Party, Obama is

    11/14/2014 11:18:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - After the thrashing Barack Obama and his party got in last week's elections, it is now clear that the Democrats are leaderless and in disarray and he is no longer relevant in the domestic policy battles of his last two years in office. The Republican-run House and Democratic Senate now plan to vote to bypass Obama's stubborn opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline -- that would be seen as a stunning, bipartisan rebuke of the president's failed energy policies. Leading the charge for the oil pipeline is the politically embattled Sen. Mary Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, who is...
  • The President of No!

    11/13/2014 10:00:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- In the gloom of the day after last week's election I think even his allies in the media expected something more from the Prophet Barack Obama. After all, he had just suffered through a wave election and he was left soaking wet. He did not merely lose this wave election. He was swamped. Republicans were victorious practically everywhere. At times they won by double digits: Senator Mitch McConnell won by 15 points, Arkansas' Senator-elect Tom Cotton by 17 points. And forget not the governorships: Ohio's John Kasich by 31 points, South Carolina's Nikki Haley by 15 points. The...
  • What's That Steady Hum?

    11/13/2014 9:44:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    It's happened to presidents of the United States before as they found themselves (a) entering their sixth year in office, and (b) increasingly irrelevant. The current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has just been presented with an impressive vote of confidence -- in the opposition. Midterm elections will happen. But strong presidents don't let the well-known six-year blues bother them. They don't need validation; they know who they are, where they stand, and they just keep on keeping on. They have an identity, they've earned it over the years, and they're not about to bargain it away for a brief...
  • Peace! Peace! There is No Peace for Veterans or Iraqis

    11/12/2014 7:43:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | John Ransom
    They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. -- Jeremiah 6:14Gentlemen may cry peace, peace—but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! --...
  • Poll: Americans Want Republicans to Set The Agenda, Not Obama

    11/12/2014 3:42:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    As Katie noted last week, President Obama gave little indication that he’s going to alter course regarding his agenda that sunk his party in the 2014 midterms. "To everyone who voted I want you to know I hear you, to the two thirds of Americans chose not to participate, I hear you too,” said Obama in a less than subtle dig at Republicans by telling the they have no mandate. As Dan wrote earlier this week, there was low voter turnout during this cycle–and it’s being used by liberals to diminish the impact of this Republican wave; a wave that led to Democrats...
  • Gall: Washington will work better if Obama ‘has his way’(Yeah right..Not)

    11/07/2014 1:50:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    I was prepared to offer a sympathetic interpretation of the White House’s preemptive attempts to assuage liberal anxiety ahead of the midterms by dismissing them as mere bravado. The administration’s claim that it would mount a “counter offensive” in the wake of likely midterm losses struck me as posturing – the president, I reasoned, surely could not be so self-absorbed that he believes he will poses enough political capital after the midterms to press for, much less enact, his agenda. This was surely a message aimed at a particularly narrow audience. But the president’s post-shellacking presser on Wednesday was a...
  • So It Was About Obama After All

    11/06/2014 7:37:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | John Ransom
    Dear President Obama, It’s not us; it’s you. It’s all you. In the election in which you sought and gained ballot access while repeatedly disregarding pleas of the actual Democrat candidates- candidates who wanted nothing to do with you-- and just wanted you to sit down and shut up, you got beat. And now Democrats know how Chicago feels. Just like you did with your “hometown,” you used the Democrats to build a legacy for yourself. And then left them to burn and rot. How’s this for a legacy? In addition to losing Libya, Egypt (only for a time), Iraq,...
  • BREAKING: DOJ Turns Over 64,000 Fast and Furious Documents Held Under Obama's Executive Privilege

    11/04/2014 1:13:19 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11-04-2014 | Katie Pavlich
    November 4, 2014BREAKING: DOJ Turns Over 64,000 Fast and Furious Documents Held Under Obama's Executive PrivilegeKatie PavlichAfter years of legal battles between the House Oversight Committee and Attorney General Eric Holder, 64,280 redacted Operation Fast and Furious documents held under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege since 2012, have been turned over by the Department of Justice after an order from U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson. The Justice Department was originally ordered to turn over a list of documents, better known as a Vaughn Index, with explanations as to why documents fall under executive privilege claims by November...
  • Propaganda: White House Issues Statement Pretending To Care About Protecting Journalists

    11/03/2014 5:05:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the weekend President Obama issued the following statement in honor of the first-annual International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. "History shows that a free press remains a critical foundation for prosperous, open, and secure societies, allowing citizens to access information and hold their governments accountable. Indeed, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reiterates the fundamental principle that every person has the right “to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Each and every day, brave journalists make extraordinary risks to bring us stories we otherwise would not hear - exposing...
  • Seven Reasons You Will Vote Republican This Year

    10/27/2014 6:20:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Mark Baisley
    One week to go for the imminent decision on the new course that Americans will take their country. And there really are only two options nationally; the beginnings of recovery for a badly bruised intellect – or – unbridled bat guano crazy. While the sparkle has come off Barack Obama’s crown, voters no longer have the opportunity to vote him off the throne. But next week, citizens will decide whether to checkmate the President by giving the Republicans a majority in the United States Senate. Here are seven reasons that America will vote Republican this year: 1. National Defense –...
  • Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett Helped Manage Fallout Over Eric Holder's

    10/24/2014 1:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the White House has argued it had nothing to do with Operation Fast and Furious while it was active and certainly wasn't involved the fallout and cover-up that followed after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by Mexican bandits carrying guns from the lethal program. Now years later, a Vaughn Index describing Fast and Furious documents being held from the American people and Congress under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege shows White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett played a key role in Attorney General Eric Holder's changing testimony to Congress. More from Judicial Watch: Practically lost in...
  • Fast and Furious: Family of Slain Border Patrol Agent "Baffled"

    10/24/2014 6:29:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Wednesday evening the Department of Justice turned over a list, or Vaughn Index, of Operation Fast and Furious documents being held from the American people and Congress under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. The list was turned over after a long legal battle with government watchdog Judicial Watch. Yesterday in an initial review of the list by Judicial Watch, it was revealed Attorney General Eric Holder was involved in crafting talking points for the cover-up of the operation from within DOJ and that President Obama asserted executive privilege over emails between Holder, his wife and his mother. The family...
  • Race Card: Democrats Go Ugly to Boost Black Turnout

    10/22/2014 1:43:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Democrats are losing -- and they know it -- so things are getting awfully ugly out there. A New York Times story over the weekend previewed the onslaught of overt political race-baiting that has begun to sweep across the country.  Entitled, "Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate," the piece describes the party's desperate measures: The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters...
  • It's War and Peace, Stupid

    10/22/2014 7:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | John Ransom
    If the polls are accurate, the United States can expect a much friendlier government in Kiev after the Ukraine parliamentary elections on October 26th. “Out will go the bodyguards and mistresses,” reports VOA News, “in are likely to come the street activists and war veterans: Ukraine's next parliament will be pro-Western and strongly nationalist, and it won't be to Russia's liking.” But that doesn’t mean much if the Obama administration won’t do anything to help Ukraine helps itself. But there is one compelling reason for pro-Western forces in Kiev to hope for a change of tone from Obama: Just a...
  • Does Obama Care About People? (The Only One He Cares About Is 0bama).

    10/21/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Can you walk out on the messiah? Appearing at a campaign rally for gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown in Maryland on Sunday, President Obama sought to capture the magic that had electrified audiences in 2008 and, to some considerable degree, even in 2012. Obama isn't doing much stumping this year. He limits his campaigning mostly to fundraisers. This is the year, after all, when Democratic candidates are announcing how important it is in our system of government to have honest disagreements with the president. They're hastening to say that they would be tougher than he is on ISIS. They are declaring...
  • Putin: Autocrat of All the "Russias"

    10/20/2014 11:44:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is moving with a steady pace to establish his total control over Russia. He’s now pushing a law to help him deal with the last pesky parts of the post-Soviet period of Russian history—that annoying free press. In this Washington Post story, we see that President Putin is doing in Russia what Sen. Harry Reid and fifty-three of his Senate colleagues attempted to do recently with a constitutional amendment to limit free speech. Putin knows he is fairly free to act on the world scene and at home. President Obama is distracted. His administration is perplexed. Having...