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  • The Kumbaya Party

    06/29/2016 9:41:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Bob Barr
    To most people, the phrase “kill them with kindness” is an idiomatic expression about the importance of trying to win arguments not by bombast and antagonism, but through thoughtfulness and reason. It is not, however a prescription for winning a gunfight. Except, that is, for President Barack Obama. For him, it has become a central policy for defeating radical Islamic terrorists (or whatever euphemism he uses to describe these mass murderers). To Obama, radical Islamic terrorists are best dealt with through group hugs, building metaphorical bridges, and a refrain of the hippie anthem "Kumbaya." Where Ronald Reagan was guided in...
  • Josef Goebbels Would Be Proud

    06/22/2016 12:53:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    In the mid to late 1930s and throughout the World War II years, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda Josef Goebbels helped the German National Socialist Party spread their message to the German people. Goebbels was a master of propaganda, helping create the environment in Germany that eventually led to the later crimes against humanity committed by the Nazi leadership. The German people were fed a steady stream of whatever message the Nazi Party wanted them to receive. During the war most Germans knew that the Jews and other “undesirables” were being abused, but the true horror of the death camps...
  • Obama Never Blamed for Bad Security

    06/22/2016 7:10:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    In the swing of the Trump wrecking crane, President Obama's approval ratings have risen above 50 percent. The media see greater appreciation for his "competence" in office -- but, why? In the wake of the Orlando attack it's easy to ask, "How competent would the media have made President George W. Bush appear if an Islamic terrorist shot up a gay nightclub in Florida eight years ago?" It seemed like every piece of bad news during the Bush years was somehow Bush's fault -- and proof of his incompetence. The media's attitude toward Bush was summed up in Bill Maher's...
  • Purification of America

    06/22/2016 5:05:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America. Where that promise has gone unfulfilled the most is in areas of sexual and racial discrimination. What's worse is the official sanction given to such discrimination. Let's look at some of it. Visit just about any California men's prison and you will see that one's race determines whom he cells with, the toilet and shower he uses, and what recreation areas he enjoys. Then there is sexual discrimination. Female correctional officers earn the same pay as their male counterparts. However, when it comes to extracting a dangerous inmate from his...
  • Obama's HHS Signs Cooperation Deal with Castro Regime Because

    06/20/2016 5:47:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “The US Department of Health and Human Services and the Cuban government on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage cooperation between the two countries on health matters…“Cuba has made significant contributions to health and science,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in a statement. “This new collaboration is a historic opportunity for two nations to build on each other’s knowledge and experience, and benefit biomedical research and public health at large.”Tell it to Tuvalu, President Obama and Secretary Mathews-Burwell. Tuvalu is a group of Pacific islands (big atolls, actually) north of Fiji and east of New Guinea formerly...
  • This Is On Obama

    06/19/2016 5:14:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Long before the mass murder in Orlando happened, I was in the process of writing this column. Obviously what happened early last Sunday has changed a lot for all of us. But it has not changed the fact of how ISIS has grown and prospered is the responsibility of President Obama more than anyone else, and that needs to be identified and he needs to be held accountable for that. The impetus for this column was an article in the Wall Street Journal exposing the fact that ISIS fighters are returning to their home countries because they don’t like getting...
  • 8 Terror Attacks in Almost 8 Years:

    06/17/2016 7:59:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 16, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    America has now averaged one serious Islamic terrorist attack a year on President Obama’s watch, yet he still insists the threat from radical Islam is overblown and that he’s successfully protecting the nation. If only hubris could be weaponized! In the wake of Omar Mateen’s Orlando massacre, Obama whined about growing criticism of his terror-fighting strategy. But boy, does he deserve it. His record on terrorism is terrible, and Hillary Clinton should have a tough time defending it. Here we are in the eighth year of his presidency, and the nation has now suffered eight significant attacks by Islamist terrorists...
  • Endorsing Lawlessness

    06/17/2016 5:29:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Surprise, surprise: President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. He wants someone to follow him who will protect his disastrous legacy. He couldn’t have made a better choice. “I know how hard this job can be. That’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it,” he explained. He provided plenty of joke lines for the late night shows. But he made clear that he won’t remain on the sidelines during the campaign: joint political appearances are now being planned. None of this should surprise anyone. It won’t be the first time an incumbent attempted to help elect...
  • CNN: Is Hillary Clinton Undermining Our Values And Anti-Terror Strategy For Saying Radical Islam?

    06/15/2016 4:58:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    A day after President Obama went on a rant about why he doesn't use the phrase “radical Islam," CNN asked if the leaders, like Hillary Clinton who have used the phrase, have undermined U.S. strategy. What should’ve been a relatively straightforward briefing on the threats posed by ISIS turned into a tirade against Republicans and Donald Trump from the president. He also used it as a staging ground to lecture us about reinstating the so-called assault weapons ban and confirming a treasury nominee that’s been held up for over a year. Yesterday, CNN’s Michelle Kosinski pressed the White House on the...
  • Professor Obama Uses Briefing On ISIS To Lecture Us About Banning Assault Weapons, Bashes Trump

    06/14/2016 12:32:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    resident Obama held a press briefing, updating the nation on the threat posed to us by the Islamic State. He said that first and foremost, our minds are with those who have suffered unbearable loss and grief in the wake of the Orlando attack on Sunday. He reiterated that the victims are not alone. The American people, our allies, and friends all over the world stand with them. FBI Director James Comey updated the president on the terror investigation, saying that there is no credible evidence that a foreign terrorist organization ordered this attack, but repeated the point that the...
  • Media Ignore External Influences on 'Homegrown Extremist' Mateen

    06/13/2016 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    In his second speech on Sunday morning's terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida, President Barack Obama said  on Monday that "the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet," that "we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally," and that "this is certainly an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that all of us have been so concerned about for a very long time." The press, led as usual by the Associated Press, is certainly cooperating with those characterizations. Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has clearly made up her mind that...
  • Obama Invites Top Communist Military-Intelligence Officials to Inspect Vital

    06/13/2016 6:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    In 2001 a group of Castroite spies in south Florida known as the Wasp Network were convicted of charges ranging from espionage to conspiracy to commit murder (of U.S. citizens.) They were sentenced to terms ranging from 15 years to two life sentences. According to the FBI’s affidavit, the charges against these KGB-trained Communist spies included: • Compiling the names, home addresses, and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command’s top officers and that of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica Naval Station in Key West.• Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command.This past April, on Obama’s orders,...
  • The Ferguson-Obama Syndrome

    06/08/2016 7:45:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Bob Barr
    Over the past year or so, several major cities across the United States have experienced a violent crime wave not seen since the 1990s. This spike in violent crime, measured by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, has confounded Leftist sociologists, bleeding-heart politicians, and members of the media, who constantly tend to blame private gun ownership and the police themselves for increased criminal activity. In fact, one of the prime causes of this problem may very well be the media and Leftist politicians, including the President and his previous and current Attorneys General. And the spark that appears to have...
  • One Day After Obama Touts Economy in Big Speech, Worst Jobs Report in Five Years Posted For May

    06/03/2016 3:13:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday President Obama made a visit to Elkhart, Indiana to tout the so-called economic recovery as a roaring success and reason to elect Hillary Clinton in order to preserve his legacy. He also took the opportunity to slam Fox News for reporting the truth about a slow economic recovery. President Obama Delivers Remarks on the Economy Many living in Elkhart rejected Obama taking credit for the economic progress of hard working businesses in the area and a new jobs report out today is the worst we've seen on the employment front in five years. Don't be fooled by a declining...
  • Speak For Yourself, President Fail – I’m Not Sorry About Hiroshima

    05/26/2016 3:59:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I expect Barack Obama to embarrass us yet again by apologizing (expressly or impliedly) for America’s dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Our ridiculous pseudo-prez has got to get his feels on, I guess. He’s got to show he and his ilk are nothing like those unwashed, knuckle-dragging barbarians who made it possible for his ilk to spout nonsense in English instead of German or Japanese. Just know that he doesn’t speak for me. I’m not sorry for defeating our enemies. I’m not sorry for anything. The two most common categories of responses to the moral illiterates...
  • WH: The GOP Lied About the Iran Deal, So Our Embattled Spinmeister Won't Testify

    05/17/2016 4:45:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Guy Benson
    White House Spokesman Josh Earnest repeatedly ducked questions about whether presidential national security adviser Ben Rhodes should testify before a Congressional committee hearing exploring the controversial Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, instead asserting that Rhodes is the one who told the truth about the agreement, whereas multiple Republicans repeatedly issued false statements on the subject. Rhodes has come under fire after the New York Times published a profile piece in which President Obama's 39-year-old "mind meld" confidante on foreign affairs -- an "aspiring novelist" who holds academic degrees in political science, English and creative writing -- boasts of actively manipulating America's...
  • Al-Qaeda in New 'Inspire' Issue: Clock Boy 'Even Inspired Us in a Way'

    05/16/2016 5:25:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 16, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    (Screen shot from AQAP's Inspire magazine issue 15) Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's new issue of Inspire magazine includes a shout out to the "Clock Boy" while slamming President Obama's programs to counter violent extremism. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested at his Texas high school in 2015 for bringing a homemade clock to school encased in what resembled a small briefcase. The device was seized by his English teacher and the cops were called. He was not charged with any crime. "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to...
  • P_resident Obama Ignores Cold War Lessons for Counterjihad at America’s Peril

    05/15/2016 6:50:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Sebastian Gorka
    If you want to understand why 15 years after 9/11 the West is still fighting the Global Jihadi Movement, look no further than President Barack Obama’s recent comments in the Atlantic. During a conversation with columnist Jeffrey Goldberg, the President argued that analogizing between the Cold War Communist threat and today’s jihadist threat is detrimental to America’s cause – that we must not “paint with a broad brush” lest we create a “clash of civilizations.”The President’s remarks illustrate two points: his apparent ignorance of the nature of the Communist and Islamic extremist threats, and his greater concern with not offending...
  • The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru

    05/06/2016 8:42:51 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 05, 2016 | David Samuels
    How Ben Rhodes rewrote the rules of diplomacy for the digital age. Picture him as a young man, standing on the waterfront in North Williamsburg, at a polling site, on Sept. 11, 2001, which was Election Day in New York City. He saw the planes hit the towers, an unforgettable moment of sheer disbelief followed by panic and shock and lasting horror, a scene that eerily reminded him, in the aftermath, of the cover of the Don DeLillo novel “Underworld.”
  • Meet the Flimflam Man Behind Obama's Foreign Policy 'Narrative'

    05/06/2016 1:02:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 6, 2016 | Claudia Rosett
    When it comes to foreign policy, President Obama has spent more than seven years now living the dream. And I mean dream, as in fantasy -- a trip to an alternate universe. Never mind the dangerous and in some cases deadly realities that increasingly beset the rest of the planet. For the White House, it's been one glorious fiction after another. Russia was a "reset." Libya was a success. So was the pivot to Asia. The tide of war is receding. There was a red line in Syria (until there wasn't). The Iran nuclear program is now "exclusively peaceful." America's...
  • Van Susteren: Obama “needlessly dividing the country” by putting Tubman on the $20 bill

    04/21/2016 1:05:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    It’s not often that one can take issue with the argument that Barack Obama is needlessly dividing the country, but this might be the exception. The US Treasury has decided to honor Harriet Tubman, the woman who helped innumerable slaves escape to freedom, by putting her face on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. Right now, more people are concerned about finding their next $20 bill than are emotionally invested on whose face will be peering back at them when they get it. Greta van Susteren, however, argues that Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are dividing the country...
  • The President, the Court and Immigration

    04/21/2016 9:20:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    In 2014, President Barack Obama signed 12 executive orders directing various agencies in the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security to refrain from deporting some 4 million adult immigrants illegally present in the United States if they are the parents of children born here or legally present here and if they hold a job, obtain a high-school diploma or its equivalent, pay taxes and stay out of prison. Unfortunately for the president, the conditions he established for avoiding deportation had been rejected by Congress. In response to the executive orders, 26 states and the House of Representatives sued the...
  • 200 more U.S. troops on their way to Iraq to fight ISIS

    04/18/2016 4:30:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    resident Obama has decided to add 217 more U.S. troops to fight in Iraq, raising the total number now serving in the country to just over 4,000. The AP reports: Of the additional troops, most would be Army special forces, who have been used throughout the anti-Islamic State campaign to advise and assist the Iraqis. The remainder would include some trainers, security forces for the advisers, and maintenance teams for the Apaches.The decisions reflect weeks of discussions with commanders and Iraqi leaders, and a decision by President Barack Obama to increase the authorized troop level in Iraq by 217 forces...
  • Obama's First Legacy Tour

    04/18/2016 8:40:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Rich Galen
    resident Barack Obama, who can now count the remainder of his Presidency in months (nine months to be exact) is going overseas to, if not mend fences, then to attempt to fix large holes in his legacy. He will be traveling to Saudi Arabia, England, and Germany, allies all. When it comes to American allies, we tend to believe that they should act in a way that furthers America's interests. In the case of the Saudi's we sell them military equipment and share intelligence and we expect the Saudis to use them to keep Iran at bay. We want the...
  • U.S. and Turkish-Backed Forces Attack ISIS, Are Quickly Repelled.

    04/15/2016 2:14:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 15, 2016 | Michael Van Der Galien
    American and Turkish-backed forces have launched an offensive in the Turkish-Syrian border region. However, ISIS is fighting back. Aggressively. The Western-allied forces are being pushed back, and many refugee camps are in danger of being conquered by ISIS.The Wall Street Journal: Islamic State militants have responded with a fierce counteroffensive that has repelled the U.S.-backed fighters from key towns and triggered an exodus of families from camps temporarily seized by the extremist group. One worker in the region told the The Wall Street Journal that the "entire Syrian-Turkish border region is on fire now." And that's not an exaggeration. From...
  • Why Obama Is Giving Sanders Campaign Tips on the QT

    04/12/2016 4:15:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2016 | Ed KLein
    You’d think that Hillary Clinton couldn’t ask for a better friend than Barack Obama, who recently declared that her use of an unsecure email system “has not jeopardized America’s national security.” But you’d think wrong. A source close to Hillary tells me that she’s upset with the president, because she’s heard that Obama has been giving Bernie Sanders campaign tips on the QT. Why, you might ask, would Obama hand Hillary a Get Out of Jail Free Card on the FBI’s email investigation while he helps Bernie drag out the Democratic Party primary race? The answer: He knows that...
  • The Obama Administration Is Now Apologizing For America Winning World War II

    04/12/2016 3:49:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 12, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    When John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs.” “It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” explained Kerry. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons.” Iran exempted, of course. But, really, is this...
  • Obama Argues He's Done More to Fight Terrorism Than Other Presidents (Yeah right..NOT)

    04/10/2016 1:21:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 10, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    resident Obama pushed back against criticism of how he's handled terrorism during his tenure by arguing "there isn't a president who's taken more terrorists off the field than me." In an interview aired this morning on Fox, host Chris Wallace asked Obama about a recent interview with The Atlantic in which the writer notes that the president frequently reminds his staff "terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do." "I don't think we make too big of a deal of the terror threat. My number one job is to protect the American...
  • No, Presidents Obama and Kennedy, “Greedy” Americans Did Not “Exploit” Pre-Castro Cubans

    04/08/2016 4:13:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “I know these issues are sensitive, especially coming from an American President. Before 1959, some Americans saw Cuba as something to exploit, ignored poverty, enabled corruption. (U.S. President Barack Obama, March 22, Havana Cuba.) “I believe that there is no country in the world including any and all the countries under colonial domination, where economic colonization, humiliation and exploitation were worse than in Cuba, in part owing to my country’s policies during the Batista regime. (U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Oct 24, 1963.) Presidents Obama and Kennedy should not give their countrymen so much backhanded praise—and Cubans such condescension. To...
  • BREAKING: President Obama Turns Over Thousands of Fast and Furious Documents

    04/08/2016 3:05:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Just moments before Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in contempt of Congress by Republicans and Democrats in June 2012 , President Obama asserted executive privilege over thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Holder was held in contempt for stonewalling and failing to turn over the documents to the House Oversight Committee. Obama granted the executive privilege request despite claiming to have no knowledge about Operation Fast and Furious when it was active from 2009-2010. Now after years of court battles and a federal judge striking down the executive privilege assertion, Obama has finally agreed turned them...
  • Obama at Old Law School: 'It Used to be That People Read the Constitution'

    04/07/2016 6:09:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 7, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    At the school where he used to teach constitutional law, President Obama declared today that "in some ways the judicial process is a casualty of some broader trends in our democracy." Obama's discussion at the University of Chicago was intended to needle a reticent Congress on holding confirmation hearings for his Supreme Court nominee, Chicago native Merrick Garland. He was joined at the event by House Dems representing Illinois and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). The president said his decade teaching classes and seminars at the law school was "really fun." "It used to be that people read the Constitution and...
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • Obamacare Fails to Meet Obama’s 2009 Promises

    04/07/2016 10:40:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Justin Haskins
    In September 2009, President Barack Obama released a highly touted report on the state of health insurance prices in the United States, titled The Burden of Health Insurance Premium Increases on American Families. The report, which was published by the Executive Office of the President (EOP), painted a grim picture of health care costs.“Health insurance premiums continue to rise for American families,” wrote the authors of the EOP report. “Premiums are rising in all states and far in excess of wage growth or inflation. If we do nothing, the soaring rise of health insurance premiums will mean that millions of...
  • The Moving Fronts of Presidential Politics

    04/07/2016 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Both the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump, and Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton, lost this week's Wisconsin primary to challengers Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders, respectively. While the potential nominees of both parties focused on gathering momentum and delegates to win the nomination, President Barack Obama focused on fending off both Trump and Cruz ... opening a front against both contenders from the opposing party. Obama focused his presidential address on the economy and, in particular, on corporate inversions. What are they? "Simply put, in layman's terms, it's when big corporations acquire small companies, and then change their address to another country...
  • Whose Morality?

    04/07/2016 7:13:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In a recent interview for the BBC2 series Inside Obama's White House," President Obama sounded somewhat wistful as he spoke to an interviewer about how he has tried to use his voice "to move things toward a more ethical and moral outcome." The question of morals and ethics has been debated since the dawn of humanity. It won't be settled by the shifting winds of politics, because not everyone can agree on what is moral and what is not. Dictionary.com defines morality: "Conformity to the rules of right conduct." Ah, but here's the rub. That definition...
  • Obama's Underused Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card

    04/05/2016 8:13:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Did 'Hope and Change' really mean: 'Arguably, better than the very worst?'" political science professor P.S. Ruckman Jr. asked in his Pardon Power blog last week. With 61 new presidential commutations making the total to date 248, President Barack Obama had reached a number of commutations greater than those of the "past six presidents," the White House blog had boasted. Considering the poor record on clemency of Obama's recent predecessors, Ruckman is not impressed. After attending a closed White House briefing last week, he told me he is "really, really afraid that they're spiking the ball." There was a time...
  • Obama Reaffirms Plan to Bring More Refugees to US

    03/27/2016 1:47:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    In his weekly address to the nation, President Obama spoke of the U.S.’s continued efforts to defeat the Islamic State in the wake of the Brussels attacks, but added that in doing so, we must also be an example of freedom and tolerance. "As we move forward, we have to wield another weapon alongside our airstrikes, our military, our counterterrorism work, and our diplomacy—and that’s the power of our example,” he said. The president then made it clear that he has no plans to back off his pledge to allow 100,000 Iraqi and Syrian refugees to come to America, despite...
  • United We Fall

    03/27/2016 4:51:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    What happened in Brussels was disgusting and cowardly, but it wasn’t a surprise. Terrorists commit acts of terror; their existence, although disturbing, is not a surprise. What is a surprise and, perhaps most disturbing, is how the free world is reacting. After decades of radical Islamic terrorism and the wholesale slaughter of the innocent, world leaders barely pay lip service to it anymore. After the latest bombings, world leaders pledged to “stand against” those who perpetrated this latest atrocity. With all due respect, that’s like cursing the rain or punching the wind – words, when followed by nothing, that might...
  • President in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

    03/26/2016 6:38:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    Once again, President Obama is in the wrong place at the wrong time. This week, it was Havana, Cuba, the home of the tyrannical Castro brothers, murderous communist dictators. On Tuesday, the President concluded his historic visit to the island nation. It was the first official trip by a U.S. President since Calvin Coolidge 88 years ago. The net effect of the visit is that Cuba scored massive propaganda points. They will soon start cashing in on more tourism and economic assistance. While the embargo is officially in place, the president is pleading with Congress to open up the economic...
  • Obama Equates American and Cuban Revolutions

    03/26/2016 4:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “Here’s my message to the Cuban government and the Cuban people: The ideals that are the starting point for every revolution, America’s revolution, Cuba’s revolution, the liberation movements around the world, these ideals find their truest expression, I believe, in democracy.” (President Obama, Havana Cuba, March 22, 2016) In fact, from the mid-fifties on, both Obama’s recent host (Raul Castro) and his recent mural idol (Che Guevara) were Soviet agents committed to creating a Stalinist Cuba—a vassal to the Communist motherland. Oh, I know…I know, the media, your professors, The History Channel, Francis Ford Coppola, etc. etc. all claim the...
  • Obama Praised Bostonians For Shopping Following Their Attack,

    03/24/2016 3:12:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    As Guy mentioned in his post, President Obama explained again yesterday why he decided to watch baseball alongside Raul Castro, do “the wave,” and chat with folks from ESPN. It had to do with not letting the terrorists disrupt our daily lives, while channeling how Boston pressed on following the marathon bombing in 2013, specifically how they taught the country a lesson by grieving, catching those responsible, and then getting on with their day-to-day activities, like shopping. He mentioned this in a joint press conference with Argentinian President  Mauricio Macri yesterday; Argentina is part of the president's planned Latin American trip. Obama...
  • WaPo: Three Pinocchios for declaring Senate’s “constitutional duty” to vote on Garland

    03/16/2016 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    How often does someone get pre-emptive Pinocchios? Barack Obama got three of them today in his speech regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Obama offered a pre-emptive argument of his own, accusing Republicans of “an abdication of their constitutional duty” if they refused to give Garland’s nomination a hearing and a floor vote: resident Obama: The Senate must fulfill constitutional duty At a time when our politics are so polarized, at a time when norms and customs of political rhetoric and courtesy and comity are so often treated like they’re disposable — this is precisely the...
  • Senate GOPs Refuse to Budge on Obama's 'Bipartisan' SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite President Obama citing the bipartisan congressional support his Supreme Court pick received in the past, Senate Republicans vowed to remain firm on not moving nominee Merrick Garland forward. Garland, a Harvard Law grad and the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1997, stood by Obama's side in the Rose Garden today as the president detailed the judge's list of accomplishments. During the confirmation process to the D.C. Circuit, Obama noted, "he earned overwhelming bipartisan praise from senators and legal experts alike." "Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, who was then chairman...
  • Mike Lee Confirms Again: Judiciary Committee Will Not Hold Hearings For Obama's SCOTUS Nominee

    03/16/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    resident Obama has nominated Federal Appeals Judge Merrick Garland to replace late Justice Antonin Scalia. Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is reconfirming the Committee's decision to deny any nominee confirmation hearings. “The president has full and complete power to nominate individuals to the Supreme Court, as he will reportedly do later today,” Lee said in a statement. “But the Constitution also gives the Senate the full and complete power to reject or confirm the nominee,” Lee continued. “It’s as simple as that. In light of the contentious presidential election already well underway, my...
  • Beinart Gushes over ‘Brilliant’ Hillary for Taking Secretary of State Post;

    03/08/2016 7:19:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 8, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    In the early moments of CNN’s Super Tuesday 2 coverage, Atlantic contributing editor and CNN political commentator Peter Beinart encouraged viewers to consider “how brilliant was Hillary Clinton” to accept President Obama’s offer to become his secretary of state and “politically de facto his vice president” even though “[a] lot of people at the time didn't see” this so-called “wisdom.” Not long before a commercial break, Beinart chimed in to exclaim: “If you think about it, how brilliant was Hillary Clinton. Let’s go back to becoming Obama's Secretary of State. Let’s think about it now. She is running as the...
  • WashPost Plays the Hitler Card Again — In a House Editorial

    03/03/2016 1:43:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 3, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    he Washington Post's obsession over Donald Trump is a sight to behold — but not a pretty one. On Monday, following two week-earlier Trump-demonizing columns, one comparing the billionaire to medieval emperor Charlemagne, and another claiming that Trump's electoral progress thus far had helped her understand "exactly how Hitler could have come to power in Germany," the Post issued a house editorial directly comparing Trump's "assault on democracy" to Hitler's rise to power. In other words, last week's columns were merely appetizers for the paper's institutional assertion that, as far as they're concerned, the "authoritarian" Trump should be rejected because of the likelihood...
  • WashPost's Thiessen: Biden Blocked Federal Court Nominations en Masse in 1988 and 1992

    02/27/2016 12:01:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 27, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Conservative and center-right columnists often have to do far more digging than their liberal counterparts, simply because overwhelmingly left-leaning beat journalists, aka "Democrats with bylines," provide such unbalanced reporting on current events on a daily basis. Fortunately, the Washington Post's Marc Thiessen did the entirely necessary work of rummaging through available information about federal court nominations in 1988 and 1992. Any beat reporter could have done the same thing, but either didn't, or decided not to report what was found. What Thiessen unearthed makes an argument-ending mockery of Vice President Joe Biden's claim, made in a Monday evening tweet, that when he...
  • The Real GITMO: Free Healthcare, Movies, TV, Video Games and Detainees Throwing Feces

    02/25/2016 5:19:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years President Obama and the progressives who support him have classified the prison at Guantanamo Bay, where the United States has housed the world's most dangerous terrorists and enemy combatants for nearly two decades, as a medieval dungeon rife with human rights violations and horrifying conditions. The prison is so bad, according to Obama, it must be shut down in order to protect U.S. dignity. But the real GITMO is quite another story, with detainees regularly watching movies and cable TV, spending time outside, playing video games, taking advantage of their religious freedom afforded to them by U.S. values,...
  • Loretta Lynch Confirms: It Is Illegal to Transfer GITMO Detainees to the United States

    02/24/2016 12:37:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch reiterated that transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay Prison to the United States is against the law. From the Washington Times: Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday that federal law flatly prevents President Obama from sending of the the detainees from Guantanamo Bay to U.S. territory, hurting his ability to follow through on his new closure plan. "That is the state of the law," she said, pointing to the most recent defense policy law passed late last year, which cleared Congress on a bipartisan vote and which Mr. Obama...
  • Obama's Insidious Assault on Guns Continues

    02/24/2016 6:18:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | Bob Barr
    The sudden death earlier this month of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who was an unapologetic supporter of firearms rights, has thrust the 2nd Amendment into the forefront of the burgeoning debate over who might replace him on the Supreme Court. While this is indeed a topic worthy of robust debate, what often is overlooked in such public discussions of the 2nd Amendment, are the many ways this Administration has chipped away at the Amendment outside the scrutiny of the courts. Since assuming office in 2009, Barack Obama has employed the resources of numerous agencies and departments -- most of...