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  • Incurable Obamacare

    01/16/2017 8:26:11 AM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/16/2017 | Fred Barnes
    Democrats are addicted to Obamacare. It has performed poorly, alienated far more people than it has aided, and been a political disaster. Yet Democrats can’t shake it. In 2010, it was the issue that delivered the House to Republicans. In 2014, it gave them the Senate. In 2016, it was one of the keys to Donald Trump's capture of the White House. After all this, a rational party would want to scrap Obamacare or modify it significantly. President Obama has tinkered but nothing more. Democrats act as if it is as essential to national wellbeing as Medicare and Social Security....
  • Merry Christmas: CUNY editorial advocates violent protests

    12/25/2014 12:06:44 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2014
    A graduate newspaper connected with the CIty University of New York featured an editorial this month calling for protestors against the police to arm themselves and direct their rage toward "those deserving the most virulent response of an enraged populace.” New York Post: “The time for peace has passed,” says a revolutionary editorial titled “In Support of Violence” that was penned by editor-in-chief Gordon Barnes in the Dec. 3 issue of The Advocate. “The problem with the protesters’ violence in Ferguson is that it is unorganized. If the violence was to be organized, and the protesters armed — more so...
  • Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight

    09/04/2014 7:46:43 PM PDT · by SueRae · 59 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/4/14 | Pamela McClintock
    RatPac, Echo Lake and FilmNation have boarded the Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett project James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's...
  • California bishop urges faithful to sign up for health insurance

    03/20/2014 5:43:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 25 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | 3/19/14 | CWN
    In a letter read at all Masses on the Second Sunday of Lent, Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino urged the faithful of his diocese to sign up for health insurance.
  • Barnes & Noble TV Spot, 'Holiday Gift Ideas' Featuring Jack McBrayer

    12/16/2013 4:40:49 PM PST · by catnipman · 43 replies
    ispot..tv ^ | n/a | n/a
    This nauseating ad must be airing hundreds of times per day as it seems like it's on a few times for every show or televised sports event being shown. I can't imagine the amount of money B & N must be spending on this ad campaign. My question though is what segment and the size of that segment B & N thinks they are appealing to? I buy online and don't go to bookstores, but have watched with interest as many FREEPers have posted here about the type of people employed by these bookstore chains and how awfully they've been...
  • Fred Barnes: Romney's Dangerous Game of Playing It Safe

    10/02/2012 6:07:44 PM PDT · by PAR · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/3/12 | Fred Barnes
    Mr. Romney should do in the debate what he hasn't done in his speeches, media appearances or TV ads—in other words, in his entire campaign. He must make a forceful case that America's survival as a prosperous and respected nation is at stake. In that context, the election becomes an urgent choice between a national turnaround and further decline. The Romney advertising has been especially sorry at drawing that distinction. The generally bland commercials feel like they could have run at any time in the past 40 years.
  • Polls indicate Barnes has momentum in gov. race, but runoff scenario looms

    09/19/2010 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    SavannahNow.com ^ | September 19, 2010 - 12:19am | Larry Peterson
    The momentum in the governor's race has shifted away from Republican Nathan Deal and toward Democrat Roy Barnes, two new polls indicate. And, taken together, they revive the prospect neither candidate will garner a majority Nov. 2, which would trigger a Nov. 30 runoff. In last week's Mason-Dixon sampling, Deal was up by 4 percentage points - the margin of error for the poll. That means he and Barnes likely were about even. That survey, taken for the Georgia Newspaper Partnership - a cooperative of the Savannah Morning News and 12 other state newspapers - was mostly finished before last...
  • The Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy (VIDEO)

    07/21/2010 6:01:20 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 16 replies · 2+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 07-22-10 | FRED BARNES
    Everyone knew most of the press corps was hoping for Obama in 2008. Newly released emails show that hundreds of them were actively working to promote him When I'm talking to people from outside Washington, one question inevitably comes up: Why is the media so liberal? The question often reflects a suspicion that members of the press get together and decide on a story line that favors liberals and Democrats and denigrates conservatives and Republicans. My response has usually been to say, yes, there's liberal bias in the media, but there's no conspiracy. The liberal tilt is an accident of...
  • Think Big (Paul Ryan)

    07/11/2010 5:16:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/19/2010 | Fred Barnes
    For Republicans, the Road Map authored by congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is the most important proposal in domestic policy since Ronald Reagan embraced supply side economics in the 1980 presidential campaign. ItÂ’s not only the freshest, boldest, and most comprehensive Republican thinking, itÂ’s also the most relevant. If Republicans adopt the Road Map as their basic ideological blueprint, it offers them the prospect of a landslide in the midterm election this year, followed by victory in the presidential election in 2012. For sure, thatÂ’s a lot of weight for a policy statement drafted by a 40-year-old House member to...
  • Anti-Incumbent? Try Anti-Obama

    05/19/2010 5:27:25 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 7 replies · 609+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 05-10-20 | FRED BARNES
    Serious Democratic analysts concede it's their party that's facing trouble in the fall. The hordes are not massing at the gates of Washington—not yet. They won't arrive until after the midterm congressional election in November. Most are likely to be Republicans, a good number of them old Washington hands. Yesterday's primary elections, including the impressive victories of Republican Rand Paul in Kentucky and Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania, didn't change that. The idea that anti-incumbent fever, striking equally at Democrats and Republicans, is the defining feature of the 2010 election is as misguided as last year's notion that President Obama's...
  • Fred Barnes: MA Appointed Sen. Kirk Loses His Vote After Tomorrow

    01/18/2010 3:36:07 PM PST · by careyb · 7 replies · 1,198+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/10 | Fred Barnes
    Pants on the ground.
  • Why Obama Isn't Changing Washington

    11/27/2009 4:14:08 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 1,343+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2009 | Fred Barnes
    ... Washington is more partisan than ever, and more polarized. Even on a purely procedural vote to begin Senate debate on health-care reform this past Saturday, every Democrat voted one way (yes), every Republican the other (no). With rare exception and with no objection from the president, Democrats draft bills with no input from Republicans. In return, Republicans vote in lockstep against Democratic legislation. Every House Republican voted against the stimulus, all but one against liberal health-care reform, and all but eight against cap-and-trade legislation that passed the House earlier this year. Why has the president's publicly expressed vision of...
  • Now what?

    10/31/2009 5:36:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 727+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    Fred Barnes has the best analysis of the legislative prospects for Obamacare. There's one tricky part for Republicans in the health care fight. They don't want the bill to be improved--that is, made a bit less sweeping and draconian. The bill can't be improved sufficiently to satisfy Republicans, but it might become more palatable to worried Democrats. Republicans can probably count on liberal Democrats to prevent this by rejecting moderate amendments (which would face the 60-vote hurdle). The shrewdness of McConnell's emphasis on the vote to proceed will become clear when the final cloture vote--which would end debate on the...
  • Substandard: The End of an Illusion (Weekly Standard sold at fire sale)

    07/29/2009 5:03:27 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies · 1,355+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | July 29, 2009 | Thomas Fleming
    The sale of The Weekly Standard should put paid to any lingering illusion that the neoconservative empire was anything but a Potemkin Village. Whatever happens from this point on, the news of Rupert Murdoch’s repudiation of his ugliest stepchild is as refreshing a pick-me-up as the morning’s second Bloody Mary I am enjoying, anchored off Spetzai on the Bushido with Chronicles’ incomparably hospitable columnist, Taki. The only thing needed to make my happiness complete would be for the boys of National Review to take the hint and sell out for oh, maybe $2 million. Allegedly, Murdoch sold the magazine for...
  • Liberal legal group comes to the fore

    01/05/2009 2:55:48 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 713+ views
    politico.com ^ | 12/29/08 | LISA LERER
    Sixteen appointees and advisers helping president-elect Barack Obama's Justice Department transition efforts all recently sat on the board of an organization little known outside legal circles: The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. The liberal legal network, which blossomed during eight years of Democratic exile, counts as its veterans Obama’s choice for attorney general, Eric Holder: Vice President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff, Ron Klain; and future White House Staff Secretary Lisa Brown. Seven other recent board members are advising the incoming administration on legal, education, and labor-related issues. Theresa Wynn Roseborough is rumored to be a top candidate...
  • Kay Barnes on the Fairness Doctrine (Democrat has no idea what is is, but pontificates on it)

    10/31/2008 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies · 704+ views
    Redstate.com ^ | 10/31/2008 | Erick Erickson
    Watch the video of this Democratic moron.
  • MO: Sam Graves (Congress) Releases New Campaign Video "the Axis of Taxes"

    09/30/2008 5:08:55 PM PDT · by cgk · 4 replies · 358+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9-30-08 | GravesforCongress
    (Republican) Graves' for Congress new campaign video 'The Axis of Taxes' newly released on YouTube: Promo: "Kay Barnes raised over $1 billion in new taxes as a liberal big city mayor..."
  • Fred Barnes: The Warrior and the Priest-The revealing campaign styles of McCain and Obama.

    09/28/2008 12:51:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 962+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The October 6, 2008 Edition | Fred Barnes
    John McCain, restless and emotional, couldn't resist the temptation to join the battle to rescue our financial markets and save the economy. It was the biggest and most important fight around, bigger and more important than his campaign scrap with Barack Obama. Being engaged in the action--in the arena--is where McCain always wants to be. So he cast his presidential campaign aside, temporarily, and headed back to Washington. The campaign could wait. It might even benefit. Obama, placid and professorial, had a different reaction to the fight over the bailout. Even before McCain's maneuver he'd rejected the idea of putting...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Lawyer: Guilty plea coming in Pa. collar-bomb case

    08/30/2008 4:28:55 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 167+ views
    A defense attorney says his client will plead guilty to conspiracy in a bizarre 2003 bank robbery that led to the collar-bomb death of a Pennsylvania pizza delivery man. Attorney Jamie Mead of Erie said Friday that Kenneth Barnes will plead guilty Wednesday to his role in planning the heist.