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  • Obama To Jobs Council: Will "Push As Hard As Possible" But "Obviously This Year Is An Election Year"

    01/18/2012 7:35:42 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 18, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    President Obama met with his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness on Tuesday to review their latest report, "detailing recommendations to the President on strengthening our economy." According to the Council's report, members are pushing for many ideas that are considered to be conservative in nature, including several that have already passed in the Republican-controlled House as jobs bills. "With this report, President Obama's own panel of experts has endorsed the approach to job creation House Republicans have been pursuing for more than a year," Republican House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement. However, President Obama tried to nix the...
  • Tavis & West Radio Show Edits Out Harry Belafonte Criticism of Obama on Satellite Re-Feed

    01/10/2012 3:31:10 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 10, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    How do you get a liberal talk radio host to do your bidding? Easy. Just threaten his future invitations to White House events if you are a Democrat president. Such was apparently the case with Tavis Smiley of the Smiley & West radio show which he co-hosts with Cornell West. According to Politico, Smiley was recently ousted as the speaker of the upcoming Martin Luther King luncheon. Tavis Smiley, the PBS talk show host who has criticized President Barack Obama for not doing enough for the African-American community, says he was ousted as the speaker at a Martin Luther King...
  • Book: White House Hosted 'Wonderland'-Themed Extravagant Hollywood Halloween Bash

    01/08/2012 5:10:17 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 8, 2011
    The White House is pushing back against claims from a new tell-all book that staff kept an extravagant, Hollywood-created Halloween Party under wraps due to fear it would create imaging problems.
  • Four More Years -- of This

    01/06/2012 6:14:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    In what The Washington Post called "a bold act of political defiance," President Obama Wednesday announced the recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray's nomination had been blocked by a Senate filibuster. There was no way he was going to win approval in 2012. Enraged Republicans denounced the appointment as an affront and a usurpation of power, for the Senate had not formally gone into recess. The White House airily dismissed the Republican rage, saying no Senate business is being conducted during the Christmas-New Year break, and to argue that the Senate is still...
  • Santorum vs. the Meat Grinder

    01/06/2012 3:55:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    For many months, the liberal media elite has made no secret that in its mind the field of Republican presidential candidates includes Mitt Romney and a collection of clowns. Clearly, Romney is the opponent that Barack Obama and the liberal establishment want nominated. Journalists have mercilessly savaged every single conservative alternative to Romney who's ascended to the top of the polls: Palin, Bachman, Cain, Perry and Gingrich. It's too bad for them that the results from the Iowa caucuses threw off their bold predictions that the Romney juggernaut would achieve lift off in Des Moines, Iowa. Yet Romney won by...
  • Carney "Blames Bush" To Defend Recess Appointment Of Cordray (video)

    01/05/2012 3:34:31 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    When White House press secretary Jay Carney uses the phrase "the previous administration" it is usually an opportunity for him to point out that President Obama "inherited" problems and a poor economy from former President Bush. However, at today's press briefing, Carney was more than happy to cite the Bush administration when it came to explaining President Obama's recent recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the watchdog Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Carney Defends Cordray Recess Appointment: "Constitution Trumps Gimmicks" (video)

    01/05/2012 11:30:15 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 16 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    White House press secretary Jay Carney says Senate Republicans "gaveling in and gaveling out for seven seconds does not constitute a recess." Therefore, Carney argues, President Obama operated in a legal manner when he appointed Richard Cordray to head the consumer protection board. "Our assessment is that Congress has been in recess, and had made every indication that it will be in recess for a sustained period of time. And that gaveling in and gaveling out for seven seconds does not constitute a recess with regard to the President's constitutional authority," Carney said at Thursday's briefing. "Let's take the other,...
  • OBAMA AND ISRAEL

    01/05/2012 9:51:33 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    No previous American president has had so strained a relationship with Israel as Barack Obama. As Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in 2010, “Israel’s ties with the United States are in their worst crisis since 1975 ... a crisis of historic proportions.” Author and scholar Dennis Prager concurred, “Most observers, right or left, pro-Israel or anti-Israel, would agree that Israeli-American relations are the worst they have been in memory.” In the spring of 2011, David Parsons, spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, said: “There's a traditional, special relationship between America and Israel that Obama is basically throwing out the...
  • Politico: GOP Challengers Are 'Mediocrities', Obama Is 'Rested And Ready'

    01/03/2012 9:11:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The folks at Politico take umbrage when accused of leaning left. But once again, the site's headlines give away Politico's Dem-friendly game. Compare these contrasting gems from today's edition, the first dismissing the GOP contenders as mediocre, the other using the old "rested and ready" cliché to describe President Obama as the campaign season begins in earnest:
  • Wasserman Schultz: Obama Will Be Re-Elected "Because Of His Policies" (video)

    01/03/2012 5:36:34 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 47 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 3, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "You know, I'm a hundred percent confident that the people of Iowa and the American people will win the day on November 6th of this year when President Obama is re-elected because of his policies, because of the fact that he has brought this country out of the worst economic disaster that we faced since the Great Depression and the people of America know," DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said on "Morning Joe" today.
  • The Republican's best bet may not be whom you expect (Says Huntsman is a new McCain)

    01/02/2012 4:23:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Lebanon Daily Star ^ | January 3, 2012 | Professor Chibli Mallat
    I have grown cynical of party politics in mature democracies, including the most exciting democracy of all, the United States. In the middle of a spectrum exclusively defined by Republicans and Democrats, personality and style must be favored over platforms that few candidates are ever able to implement. So many people are bored by politics in the U.S. that half of the voters don’t bother to vote. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If politics does not affect the daily life of citizens, to the extent that most can choose to ignore it, then some wisdom has been found...
  • Obama's Faith Problem

    12/26/2011 5:18:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    Christmas is a time when many Americans reflect on the many blessings enjoyed by each of us in this great nation. Churches and synagogues are full as Americans, of all faiths, take time to pause and consider the meaning of our lives and our responsibilities to others. What a pity that our President does not participate in these simple acts of faith! Our nation would be better if he did. There has been much ink spilled over President Obama's belief in God (or lack thereof), in the strength of his faith, in questioning what his faith is ( Christian, Muslim,...
  • Carter dethroned

    12/25/2011 10:18:10 PM PST · by kathsua · 16 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 12/22/11 | GREGORY H. BONTRAGER
    America is being held hostage by the most destructive force in modern history. This malignant force didn't come from Russia or China, but the halls of good old Harvard and a cadre of ultra-left, America-hating higher educational organizations. The end result of this education is Barack Obama, a confused, disorganized, incompetent mentality who can only survive in the fish bowl of the cloistered halls of some Ivy League fairytale world of make-believe. As a nation, we find ourselves spiraling into the abyss led by a clueless narcissist who will stop at nothing to extend his failed regime, without a whit...
  • Michelle Obama: Misconception That I am "trapped" at WH .. I Get To Travel The World (video)

    First lady Michelle Obama tells ABC's Barbara Walters that the biggest misconception about her is that she is "confined or trapped" at the White House. "That couldn't be further from the truth," Mrs. Obama said. Obama said that she's been able to take on issues that are important to her as well as "travel to see the world." The first lady says she has been "very blessed in this role." Transcript below. Barbara Walters, "20/20" on ABC News: "What is the biggest misconception about you?" Michelle Obama: "Someone asked me a question about whether I feel confined or trapped in...
  • Obama Targeting Police Nationwide to Divert from Fast and Furious

    12/23/2011 6:10:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2011 | Rachel Alexander
    Either there has been a huge increase in discrimination by law enforcement during the Obama administration, or Obama is targeting law enforcement for politically motivated reasons. In the current era of heightened sensitivity to racism and police brutality, it makes no sense that abuses by law enforcement are increasing. The U.S. Department of Justice’s sudden flurry of investigations finding massive amounts of discrimination and abuses by police agencies around the country is coincidentally occurring at the same time the U.S. Department of Justice is undergoing a highly publicized Congressional investigation into Fast and Furious. Law enforcement is a natural target...
  • Did Bo Return From Hawaii for Obama’s Photo Op?

    12/22/2011 3:05:37 PM PST · by mojitojoe · 35 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | 12/22/11 | Keith Koffler
    Bo Obama was supposed to be in Hawaii. Instead, he showed up at President Obama’s side Wednesday shopping for treats at PetSmart According to Michelle Obama’s press office, the first dog was planning to go to Hawaii with the first lady and the Obama daughters. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that he in fact had gone there. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser quoted an eyewitness who said he had seen the Portuguese Water Dog having his walk. So what is Bo doing back in Washington shopping at PetSmart? Either these reports are mistaken, or Bo was told his vacation was over and that...
  • SIGN THE PETITION: Stand With Sheriff Joe & Against Obama's Political Witchhunt

    12/21/2011 6:42:46 AM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Joe ^ | 12-21-2011 | Stand With Joe
    PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION at the link below to show you Stand With Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and AGAINST the political witchhunt of Obama's Department of Justice. This Administration and its open-borders allies La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU, will stop at nothing to try and destroy the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe will not back down. Please sign the petition to show we stand behind him. [Note: The opposition already has a petition AGAINST Joe with 11,014 signatures (as of 6:32PST). Let's blow past them with 20,000 signatures or more by the end...
  • Chris Christie Calls Out Mika: 'You're Diving Deeply Into The Obama Tank'

    12/20/2011 6:12:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Welcoming Chris Christie onto the set of Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough warned Mika Brzezinski that the New Jersey governor "has come to straighten you out." Christie was good to Scarborough's word, bluntly telling Mika, among other things, that "you're diving deeply into the Obama tank." View the video here.
  • SIGN THE PETITION: Stand With Sheriff Joe & Against Obama's Political Witchhunt

    12/18/2011 9:18:59 AM PST · by montag813 · 36 replies
    Stand with Joe ^ | 12-18-2011 | Stand With Joe
    PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION at the link below to show you Stand With Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and AGAINST the political witchhunt of Obama's Department of Justice. This Administration and its open-borders allies La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU, will stop at nothing to try and destroy the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe will not back down. Please sign the petition to show we stand behind him. [Note: The opposition already has a petition AGAINST Joe with 3,400 signatures. Let's blow past them with 5,000 signatures or more by the end of today!]
  • Kathleen Parker: 'Everyone's Going To Say I'm An Obama-lover. Whatever.'

    12/18/2011 5:51:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody check the calendar. Aren't we almost in 2012? Yet there's Kathleen Parker, still gushing over Barack Obama like a member of the liberal media in the deepest throes of 2008 Obama-adulation. After extolling Obama's foreign policy approach as "cool" [mangling a basketball metaphor along the way], Parker defiantly declares: "I know everyone's going to say [I'm] an Obama lover. Whatever." Parker put her crush on display on Chris Matthews' weekend show. View the video here.
  • Rep. Steve King Defends Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    12/17/2011 6:23:14 PM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-17-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Prominent Congressman Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is defending Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio against Justice Department charges of committing "civil rights violations" against Latinos in Maricopa County. Thomas Perez, head of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division - and a former board member of Hispanic hate group CASA de Maryland, unexpectedly released the report on December 15. Some observers, including Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, believe the sudden release of results of the 3+ year investigation was timed to distract from the one-year anniversary of the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry, for which Eric Holder's...
  • 60 Minutes Broadcast Edits Out Laughable Obama Claim as 4th Best President

    12/16/2011 4:51:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 16, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    George Washington was the father of our country. Eh! No big deal. Barack Obama is better...at least in his own mind. Such was the laughably absurd claim of President Obama on 60 Minutes last Sunday. What? You didn't see it? That was because 60 Minutes conveniently left it out of its broadcast. If you want to see Obama engage in this latest bit of over the top braggadocio you can only see it at the online 60 Minutes Overtime which has a video of the entire interview. You can catch Obama's excessive praise of himself at the tail end of...
  • Will Obama Address URJ Biennial On Palestinian Refusal To Negotiate Peace?

    12/16/2011 4:50:56 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 2 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | December 15, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Will Obama Address URJ Biennial On US Repercussions of Palestinian Refusal To Negotiate Peace? By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Washington, D.C. --- December 15, 2011 .... They come from California, New York, Connecticut, Florida and Nebraska, from every state in the US to share ideas and learn from one another. The members of the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) gather every two years to study Torah, business development for their Temples, social justice and a wide range of issues pertaining to Jewish life. They also come to hear respected speakers. This evening it was Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak...
  • Who in the White House is a TMZ Leaker?

    12/15/2011 2:57:36 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 5 replies
    TV Newser ^ | Dec. 15, 2011 | Chris Ariens
    TMZ has a story up about Barbara Walters‘ interview with Pres. Obama this afternoon. Barbara just finished interviewing the Prez at the White House. According to the source, during a break in the action, Barbara leaned over to Obama and said, “I need one more interview with you because I’m retiring next year.” Here’s the thing .. Barbara’s mic was open when she said it, and lots of people were listening. Turns out Walters is not retiring — probably not ever — but rather it’s her way of booking an interview, even the Commander in Chief. “Barbara has joked that...
  • Economic Fairness

    12/14/2011 4:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2011 | Walter E. Williams
    The most prevalent theme in President Barack Obama's Dec. 6 Osawatomie, Kan., speech was the need for greater "fairness." In fact, though the president never defined the term fair(ness), he used it 15 times. Explaining his new hero, Teddy Roosevelt, Obama said: "But Roosevelt also knew that the free market has never been a free license to take whatever you can from whomever you can. He understood the free market only works when there are rules of the road that ensure competition is fair and open and honest." What's fair competition is somewhat subjective, but let me suggest a few...
  • Obama's War on Truth and Decency

    12/13/2011 6:41:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2011 | Robert Knight
    Three incidents in recent days tell us all we need to know about the Obama Administration’s "values." On Dec. 1, the story broke that Bethesda, Maryland-based Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where wounded veterans convalesce, apparently had banned visitors from bringing in Bibles or other religious items. Walter Reed Chief of Staff C.W. Callahan issued a memo in September which said: "No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit." Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, savaged the Obama Administration on the floor of the House, saying, "The President...
  • Obama's '60 Minutes' Interview Gives Grading on a Curve New Meaning

    12/13/2011 3:58:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2011 | David Limbaugh
    The most disturbing aspect of President Obama's "60 Minutes" interview is how sincere he sounded when misrepresenting his record. I'm not sure whether I would prefer that he be lying or self-deluded, but there's plenty of each to go around. Obama is a left-wing ideologue, a true believer, who is convinced that his agenda is mandated by a superior moral imperative (from who knows where) and that it must be advanced irrespective of the consequences, because no matter how bad they might be, they would have been worse without his agenda. Indeed, such is his blind faith that his policy...
  • Morning Joe: Obama Believes 'America Is Not Commensurate With His Gifts'

    12/12/2011 4:50:58 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe remains the home of the overwhelming ratio of liberal to conservative guests. Even so, in recent weeks a narrative unflattering to Barack Obama has emerged around the table: Obama doesn't like his job. He doesn't particularly like people and is in the wrong line of work. An even more damning appraisal was offered today: Obama doesn't think he has failed America. He thinks America has failed him. Or as Jon Meacham encapsulated the concept, Obama believes "the country is not commensurate with his gifts." View the video here.
  • Gingrich: Barack Diplomacy 'Favoring the Terrorists'

    12/10/2011 10:48:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/11 | Chana Yaar
    GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has gotten himself into hot water with the Arab world, and with the Palestinian Authority over an interview he gave to The Jewish Channel. Gingrich last week told the Jewish cable television station that the claim of Palestinian Authority Arabs to be "a people" is not legitimate, and that diplomatic efforts by the Obama administration in fact "favored the terrorists." The former Speaker of the House of Representatives said in the interview, "Remember, there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire" until the early 20th century. "I think that...
  • Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana set to close Dispensaries (Suckers Believed Obama Promises)

    12/10/2011 3:34:45 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Cal Pot News ^ | December 9, 2011
    The Obama administration’s statewide crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries has landed a one-two punch in Marin County.The Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, the state’s oldest dispensary, has posted a sign at its 6 School St. storefront office in Fairfax announcing that the dispensary will shut down at 9 p.m. Dec. 17. And Medi-Cone, a medical marijiuana collective that was cultivating, harvesting and packaging medical marijuana for several Bay Area dispensaries in West Marin, ceased operations this week due to increased scrutiny by authorities.Lynnette Shaw, the Alliance’s founder and operator, declined to comment on the advice of her attorney, Richard Halstead...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-10-11 (DUmmies Upset Over Federal Crackdown On Legal Marijuana)

    12/10/2011 7:21:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 10, 2011 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Question: Which president's administration has done more to attack legal medicinal marijuana? The EVIL George Bush or the Beloved Barack Obama? Guess what? Even though the Bush Administration wasn't too keen on legalized medicinal marijuana, they pretty much left it alone. Meanwhile the Obama Regime is actively attempting to drive the current medical marijuana dispensaries OUT of business via the IRS declaring that such businesses can NOT declare deductions for their business expenses. This means if such a dispensary has a gross income of a million dollars and expenses of $900,000 they would be taxed on the full million,...
  • The Gospel According To Wright (how much race-based "theology" does Obama really share?)

    12/09/2011 1:11:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 2011 - January 2012 issue | Charles C. Johnson
    How much of Pastor Jeremiah Wright's race-based "theology" does Barack Obama really share? ....Candidate Obama tried to dismiss his support for Wright, telling Charlie Gibson of ABC News, "It's as if we took the five dumbest things that I ever said or you ever said…in our lives and compressed them, and put them out there, you know, I think that people's reaction, would be understandably upset." And rightly so. In sermon after sermon, Wright's radical black nationalist ideas were clearly and emphatically stated. They were not an aberration, but the focal point of Pastor Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ...
  • Behavior by Department of Justice Officials May Lead to Impeachment

    12/09/2011 6:35:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    It was a very uncomfortable Thursday for Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill as he testified before the House Judiciary Committee about Operation Fast and Furious. If it wasn’t clear that Fast and Furious was implemented as a way to push more gun control measures without the consent of Congress, it’s crystal clear now. Continued stonewalling from the Justice Department had Rep. James Sensenbrenner talking about impeachment Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Democrat John Conyers called for the enforcement of new gun control measures pushed through the Justice Department in July without the approval of Congress, requiring...
  • Obama’s foolish war on marijuana (Obama Regime Doing Bidding of Mexican Drug Cartels?)

    12/09/2011 6:35:47 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 1, 2011 | Kristin Davis
    When it comes to the subject of marijuana, Barack Obama appears to talk out of both sides of his mouth. As a candidate, Obama intimated that he would respect state laws regarding medicinal marijuana and would not prosecute medicinal marijuana sales and use in states where it is legal. “It’s not a good use of our resources,” he said at the time. When Obama took office, the Justice Department released a memo that seemed to confirm that position. But in the years since Obama’s inauguration, his administration has shifted course. Now, Attorney General Eric Holder is vigorously prosecuting medicinal marijuana...
  • In Kansas, Obama Emulates Dorothy: 'Lions and Tigers and Capitalists! Oh, My!'

    12/09/2011 4:27:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama's much-ballyhooed speech in Osawatomie, Kan., was his best effort to put a happy face on class warfare. Though some were elated, fantasizing that he might be getting his messianic mojo back, even his reliable cheerleaders recognize there's no substance beneath the hot air rising. Liberals get all dewy-eyed when Obama reverts to idealistic tones, as they are saps for perfect-world scenarios that never materialize. They love it when he co-opts history in service to their cause. So he traveled to Kansas seeking to identify with Teddy Roosevelt, the icon of rugged individualism, to lambast the evils of rugged...
  • It Is Gingrich's Race to Lose

    12/08/2011 9:16:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2011 | Matt Towery
    The GOP race for president is coming to a head very quickly. Yes, Newt Gingrich had a terrible launch. But that was in political time eons ago. Now, Gingrich is the last man standing. And if he keeps his mouth shut, he will be the GOP nominee. He can run the table after New Hampshire. Notice, I did not say after Iowa. Iowa is a strange circumstance where standing in the polls sometimes means victory or disaster (look for Ron Paul to do better than expected). What everyone is missing is South Carolina and Florida. Gingrich always planned to make...
  • Obama's Rx for the Middle Class

    12/08/2011 8:42:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    In his big economics speech in Osawatomie, Kan., Tuesday, President Barack Obama asserted, "This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class." That's not good news for the middle class. What's the big problem facing Americans today? A lack of good jobs or the fact that rich people make more now than rich people used to make? The president seems to believe the latter. He seems to think that if Democrats raise tax rates on the wealthy, jobs will become fruitful and multiply. Or if they don't, at least he can blame Republicans for not agreeing to his economic package....
  • Another Day, Another Dose Of Liberal Bias At 'Politico'

    12/08/2011 6:07:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Take a stroll down the list of the six stories featured in Politico's "Daily Digest" email today, and you'll find five of them with a decided pro-Obama and/or anti-Republican angle. Let's score the first item, about the upcoming GOP debate in Iowa, as neutral, even though the theme is a pending alpha dog-fight between Gingrich and Romney. But after that, every story has a decided liberal slant, as you'll see here:
  • Piers Morgan: 'A Lot of Things Are Just Perfect About Barack Obama'

    12/07/2011 10:39:38 AM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies
    www.mrc.org ^ | 12/6/11 | Matt Hardo
    Obama's re-election campaign received a huge boost Monday night from CNN's Piers Morgan. The host groveled before Obama's campaign strategist David Axelrod, gushing that "a lot of things are just perfect about Barack Obama." The interview could have been served on a silver platter for the Obama campaign. Morgan's first question went thus: "I would imagine that you guys are feeling fairly chipper, aren't you? I mean you had an extraordinarily successful week in many ways." Morgan also fawned over the President himself, touting "I always feel he's got so many pluses, doesn't he? In a sense, he's personable, he's...
  • Barnicle Complains To Carney: When Will Obama Stop 'Swinging At Air' And Go After Republicans?

    12/07/2011 7:34:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barack Obama's political tone has become progressively more partisan since his "no red states, no blue states just the United States" warm 'n fuzziness at the 2004 Dem convention. But President Obama's rhetoric is still not harsh enough to suit Mike Barnicle. On Morning Joe today, the former Boston Globe columnist demanded to know of Obama press sec Jay Carney just when the president was going to stop "swinging at air" and start calling out Republicans by name. View the video here.
  • Where Have Our Cojones Gone?

    12/07/2011 7:20:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week in Boston, a seven-year-old boy named Mark got into a fight with a bully. The bully put his hands around the boy's throat and began to squeeze. That's when Mark fought back; he kicked his aggressor right in the family jewels. In a normal society, we'd celebrate Mark. Throw him a ticker tape parade or something. Bullies need a sharp kick to the testicles. That's how you convince them that bullying is wrong. But in Boston, Mark was charged with sexual assault. Just to get this straight: Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank's gay lover can run a homosexual prostitution...
  • Ixnay on Cordray: Not Another Obama Czar

    12/07/2011 4:50:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Wrapping himself in the mantle of Theodore Roosevelt's "National Greatness" agenda, President Obama urged the nation to stand strong and unite behind ... his umpteenth regulatory czar. Nothing symbolizes American strength and vigor more than another unaccountable Washington bureaucrat. If Richard Cordray, the stalled White House nominee to enforce the Dodd-Frank financial bureaucracy, is not approved, the wheedler-in-chief warned in Osawatomie, Kan.: "Every day we go without a consumer watchdog in place is another day when a student or a senior citizen or member of our Armed Forces could be tricked into a loan they can't afford -- something that...
  • The Orwellian American Left

    12/06/2011 7:09:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2011 | David Limbaugh
    As I heard Barack Obama and his propaganda minister, Jay Carney, endorsing tax cuts as a vehicle for economic growth, I was reminded, again, of George Orwell's "1984" and the striking similarities between his Oceania and the American left's vision for America. Oceania's Big Brother regime had "four Ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided," the Ministry of Truth, the Ministry of Peace, the Ministry of Love and the Ministry of Plenty. Each department was dedicated to the opposite principle suggested by its title. "Truth" disseminated lies. "Peace" promoted war. "Love" enforced uniformity of thought. And "Plenty"...
  • Helen Thomas: "Why Iraq?" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/05/2011 1:01:58 PM PST · by seanmerc · 34 replies
    FCNP.com ^ | 1 Dec 2011 | Helen "Tangled Web" Thomas
    The U.S. is pulling its troops out of Iraq by the end of the year. Well, not quite.There will still be a large group of soldiers left behind to train Iraqis and to repair the war-damaged sites. Now, will someone from the White House hierarchy, past or present, please tell the American people why we invaded Iraq in March 2003? The truth and nothing but the truth - that will be the day. Why are we still speculating on the reasons we went to war in the first place, other than to hunt down and kill Saddam Hussein, the brutal...
  • Obama’s Middle East Policy: A Unified Field Theory

    12/04/2011 8:22:30 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 12/05/2011 | Barry Rubin
    In the history of physics, the “unified field theory” was an attempt to bring together an understanding of all forms of energy in a single explanation. Albert Einstein tried and failed to discover this. I don’t know much about physics but I know about Middle East policy. So here’s an effort to bring together all of Obama’s regional policy into a single analysis and explaining everything in 1100 words. The first point is that the Obama Administration’s behavior must be divided into two phases. They overlap and feature the same kind of thinking but they are also quite separate. Phase...
  • Bitter Residue Remains in Pennsylvania

    12/04/2011 6:35:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2011 | Salena Zito
    The Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe on Third Avenue is one of those places where men who want to be president stop to look decidedly un-presidential. Al Gore visited the shop; so did John Kerry. President Barack Obama opted for ice cream instead and went to the Windmill, eight miles up the road. “It is where you take them to make candidates look authentic,” explained a Democrat strategist who routinely works on presidential campaigns in the Keystone State. After orchestrating three statewide presidential wins, the strategist said he is sitting out this cycle. He doesn’t see Obama winning Pennsylvania in 2012....
  • The Angriest Democrat in Congress Attacks Obama (On his way out the door)

    12/01/2011 7:57:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 30, 2011 | Jennifer DePaul
    Democratic Rep. Dennis Cardoza wants you to know he is angry – really angry – about the state of housing in this country, and he holds one politician more responsible above all others: President Obama. The five-term California House member says he is “infuriated” and feels personally betrayed by the president and his advisers for not doing more to stem the housing foreclosure crisis that has pummeled his Central Valley district and thwarted the economic recovery. Cardoza, 52, recently announced he is retiring from Congress next year and says his decision partly stems from frustration with the White House and...
  • 5 Ways the 2012 Election Has Changed Since the Super Committee's Failure

    11/30/2011 9:58:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2011 | Matt Mackowiak
    The 2012 political year is right around the corner and the recent failure by the so-called "Super Committee" to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction will re-cast the environment on Capitol Hill and shape the 2012 campaign. With divided control of Congress, and a 60-vote threshold in the U.S. Senate, major Congressional action before the 2012 election is now extremely unlikely. Congress always seems to need a deadline to make the members focus on the country's business, and December promises to be a busy month. It's likely that members of Congress will do the following: - Pass yet...
  • Tina Brown: Obama 'Doesn't Like His Job'

    11/30/2011 6:51:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Recently on Morning Joe it was Jon Meacham suggesting that Barack Obama doesn't particularly like people and was in the wrong line of work. Today it was Tina Brown's turn, opining that PBO doesn't dig his gig. Discussing PBO's ever-paltrier poll numbers, Brown opined that Obama "doesn't like his job." View the video here.
  • Obama's Cloud-Based Transparency

    11/30/2011 4:43:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    At the dawn of his administration, President Obama opined: "A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency." Magical rays of white-hot sunlight emanated from his media-manufactured halo. And then bureaucratically engineered darkness settled over the land. For three years, White House officials have rolled out countless executive orders and initiatives touting open government. Just this week, they unveiled plans to move federal archival records from a paper-based to an electronic system. But behind the scenes, Obama's lawyers systematically have stymied public information requests, carved out crater-sized disclosure loopholes, fought subpoenas on scandals from Fast and Furious to Solyndra, and made...