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  • "Don't Abandon Japan" -- Hudson Institute (Critique of Trump Statements)

    04/05/2016 6:06:04 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | 31 March 2016 | Arthur Herman, Lewis Libbey
    Don't Abandon Japan Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, arriving in Washington this week for President Obama’s nuclear-security summit, is America’s strongest ally in Asia — a region crucial to America’s future. Since taking office, Abe has pursued politically risky policies that have steadily bolstered not just Japan’s, but also America’s position in Asia. So he must be puzzled to find himself at the center of a U.S. political dispute. Battling for votes, the Trump presidential campaign suggests that Japan is an economic and military drain on the U.S. After criticizing China, the campaign smacks Japan. Such overheated rhetoric is as...
  • Paul Krugman Begs Liberals To Stop Bashing ObamaCare

    02/07/2016 2:33:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Investors ^ | 2/05/16 | JOHN MERLINE
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is a bit apoplectic that the left, which has always wanted single-payer health care, is still pushing for single-payer health care. "Why," he frets, "do we hear not just conservatives but also many progressives trashing President Obama's biggest policy achievement?" He goes on to say, "A lot of what I hear from the left is not so much a complaint about how the reform falls short as outrage that private insurers get to play any role. The idea seems to be that any role for the profit motive taints the whole effort." Krugman says...
  • Is the bashing really necessary?

    01/13/2016 5:31:27 AM PST · by conservativesister · 80 replies
    I have always been taught that if you can't say something nice then keep your mouth shut. After the thread on Sunday from a supporter of one candidate that went way over 200+ posts, I started to feel hatred toward the candidate of the original poster due to how nasty she was toward other candidates. Yes I want my candidate to win, but I don't want to turn others against my candidate and I know there are posters on this forum that are accomplishing that very feat. Can we tone it down a bit! After all we are FREEPERS not...
  • Indyk Caught Bashing Israel at Hotel Bar

    05/16/2014 12:20:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/16/14 | Adam Kred0
    Middle East envoy Martin Indyk was overheard at an upscale Washington, D.C., bar bashing Israel and fully blaming it for the recent failure of peace talks with the Palestinians, according to an individual who overheard the conversation and described it as a surprising and “nasty” 30-minute-long tirade against the Jewish state. Indyk—who has been identified by the Washington Free Beacon as the source of a recent series of anonymous quotes in the press condemning Israel—was caught openly lashing out at Israel over drinks with several members of his staff and wife, Gahl Burt. The conversation took place in the hotel...
  • With Love and Charity to All [Mormonism's 'Catholic-bashing'; BYU plays Notre Dame today!]

    11/23/2013 8:42:02 AM PST · by Colofornian · 70 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | April 13, 2007 | Sharon Lindbloom
    Following the distribution of the Jesus Christ/Joseph Smith DVD last month, there have been many conversations and opinions published online regarding the Christian outreach effort. One exchange took place on the Salt Lake Tribune’s public forum. A Catholic woman, who believes in “love and charity to all” wrote to express her dismay over the DVD distribution, ending her letter with a kind hope that Latter-day Saints had been able to enjoy their Church’s General Conference despite the “sport” engaged in by “anti-Mormons.” Perhaps this was not the most charitable and loving letter “to all” in consideration of the nature of...
  • Richard Dawkins Branded "Racist" Over Anti-Muslim Remarks

    08/09/2013 11:21:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 68 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/13 | Ari Soffer
    Controversial atheist British professor Richard Dawkins has provoked outrage in a tweet he made deriding the lack of academic achievements by Muslims. On Thursday, the best-selling author of "The God Delusion," tweeted that: "All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though.” That post provoked a slew of outraged responses, including accusations of "racism," and "Islamophobia." Responding to the fierce criticism, Dawkins retorted in another tweet: "Muslims aren't a race. What they have in common is a religion. Rather than Trinity, would you prefer the comparison with Jews?...
  • Newt, Perry Push Voters to Romney and Paul

    01/13/2012 9:43:12 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 58 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Jan. 13th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    If you are a conservative and believe in their principles, you may be upset with Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry. Their vicious attacks on Mitt Romney and capitalism have been relentless, and the fallout is just beginning. Perry has lost a top supporter in Barry Wynn who hates the anti-capitalism rhetoric. Gingrich has garnered sharp criticism from Republican heavy weights like Rush Limbaugh and Rudy Giuliani.
  • Opponent Is Obama, Not Bernanke

    10/12/2011 6:32:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 12, 2011 | Editor
    Politics: You'd think a Republican debate on the economy would be a perfect time to blast Obama policies as an unmitigated disaster. Yet Obama escaped largely unscathed. Whom do these folks think they're running against? If aliens landed Tuesday night and managed to find the GOP debate on Bloomberg TV, they might think the GOP candidates were running against Ben Bernanke, someone named Dodd-Frank, Obama-Care and China. Newt Gingrich focused his ire, for example, on Bernanke, saying he's "the first person to fire." Michele Bachmann went on about Dodd-Frank, calling it "the jobs and housing destruction act." Rick Santorum said...
  • Why do non-Jews bashing Israel claim to be Jewish?

    08/10/2011 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 8/10/11 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
    Defending his participation in the latest flotilla operation in an attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza, Gabriel Matthew Schivone, an American university student, stressed in a late June Ha’aretz opinion piece that he is one of a growing number of young American Jews seeking to disassociate himself from Israel. There is, however, a rather large factual wrinkle with Schivone’s account – he appears to have falsified his Jewish identity. RELATED: Opinion: What do ‘Flotilla Folk’ do and why? Law students take public diplomacy into the legal arena Writing in an August letter to the editor in Ha’aretz,Valerie...
  • After Routinely Bashing Republicans in Debt Ceiling Debate, NBC Touts New Poll Showing it Worked

    07/20/2011 3:47:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/20/11 | Kyle Drennen
    On Wednesday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd promoted the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, declaring that when it came to raising the nation's debt ceiling, " was a landslide as far as what the public preferred. 58% preferring the President's vision on that front versus 36% [for the Republican proposal]." Todd went on to conclude that "most of this poll shows that the middle of the country and a majority of Americans basically don't like the Republican position on this debt plan." He blamed conservatives for GOP stubbornness: "But who does like the Republican position right...
  • Aerospace industry tells Obama to cool it on bashing corporate jets

    06/30/2011 8:27:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Aerospace industry tells Obama to cool it on bashing corporate jets By Keith Laing - 06/30/11 10:16 AM ET President Obama went over the top in his criticism of tax breaks for corporate jet owners, a lobbying group said Thursday. "We're disturbed by President Obama's remarks on business aviation," Aerospace Industries Association President Marion Blakey said in a statement. "General aviation plays an important role in our economy and took a substantial hit in the recent recession," she continued. "We feel that disparaging comments from the president regarding business jet users are not conducive to promoting jobs, investment and economic...
  • 10 Reasons You Should Love Microsoft (rather than bash Microsoft, Maybe it's time to praise it)

    07/28/2010 10:40:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 5+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 07/28/2010 | Jay Yarow
    It's easy to bash Microsoft. From its CEO, to its massively popular operating system, the company does not exude the cool, hip style of Apple. Nor does it exude the wide-eyed optimism or Google. For these reasons, and others, Microsoft is regularly bashed by the tech-set who drool over Apple and Google. It's not just the tech scene. Wall Street is cool to Microsoft. After crushing earnings, Microsoft's stock is underperforming the market. Well instead of piling on, we're going the other way. Of all the major tech companies out there, Microsoft is one of the most successfully diversified, exciting...
  • Goldman’s Reputation Bombs in China

    06/07/2010 5:45:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 17+ views
    Benzinga ^ | 06/07/10 | Larry Doyle
    Goldman’s Reputation Bombs in China Posted on 06/07/10 at 2:32pm by Larry Doyle I have written extensively on the impact of a lousy reputation. No firm on Wall Street is feeling the sting of a questionable reputation more than Goldman Sachs. If Goldman thought it could quarantine its lousy reputation to the Western Hemisphere, Lloyd Blankfein and team need to think again. As the Financial Times highlights, Goldman Stung by Backlash in China,
  • Obama still cashing in on Bush's failings

    07/29/2009 8:40:19 AM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 17 replies · 875+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 29, 2009 | Joseph Curl
    Facing the first real rough patch of his presidency, President Obama and his supporters are once again resorting to a tried-and-true tactic: attacking George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. In his White House press conference last week, Mr. Obama referred to the Bush era at least nine times, three times lamenting that he "inherited" a $1.3 trillion debt that has set back his administration's efforts to fix the economy. With the former president lying low in Dallas, largely focused on crafting his memoirs, Mr. Obama has increasingly attempted to exploit Mr. Bush when discussing the weak economy, the wars in...
  • Clinton Admits U.S. Demand Feeds Mexico’s Drug Trade

    03/25/2009 1:29:37 PM PDT · by yoe · 93 replies · 2,234+ views
    NYT ^ | March 25, 2009 | MARK LANDLER
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived here Wednesday with the clearest acknowledgment yet from a senior Obama administration official of the role the United States plays in the violent drug trade racking Mexico.“Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade,” she said, using unusually blunt language. “Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians.”
  • Let the Pope Bashing Begin

    03/20/2009 10:54:38 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 6 replies · 453+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | 3/20/09 | Jennifer Harper
    One comment on condoms leads to massive, unprecedented, vitriolic PONTIFF-bashing in the liberal press.
  • Darwinism as Religion in a Holy War

    02/20/2009 2:58:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 97 replies · 1,913+ views
    CEH ^ | February 20, 2009
    Darwinism as Religion in a Holy War Feb 19, 2009 — It might be expected that media attention on Darwin would be exceptionally high this month because of his bicentennial, but some of it seems downright religious. The adulation he has been receiving is almost embarrassing sometimes. It is only exceeded by the righteous indignation frequently expressed against intelligent design. In any other context, the fighting words of the Darwinians would be described as hate speech. Here are some recent examples: 1. Shrine to Darwin:...
  • Fox News Controversy

    03/21/2008 5:32:24 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 163 replies · 6,706+ views
    21 March 2008 | Vanity
    This morning on "Fox and Friends," Brian Kilmeade walked off the set after a dispute with his co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy over Obama's "typical white person" statement. Kilmeade argued that the remark needed to be taken in context and eventually got so fed up with his co-hosts that he walked off set. Then Chris Wallace came on the show and railed against "Fox and Friends" for "Obama-bashing." Obama supporters and sympathizers are going to do their best to squelch any further discussion.
  • McCain lashes Democrats for "NAFTA-bashing"

    03/11/2008 9:33:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 150 replies · 1,615+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/08 | Steve Holland
    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain criticized his Democratic rivals on Tuesday for pledging to renegotiate a hemispheric trade treaty that Democrats blame for U.S. manufacturing job losses. At a town-hall meeting in St. Louis, the Arizona senator also called for the Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress to approve a free-trade treaty with Colombia that is being stymied on Capitol Hill. "On trade, I'm a free trader," McCain told employees at Savvis Internet company, a session dominated by questions about the ailing U.S. economy. McCain, the likely Republican nominee to run in the November election, is spending the week...
  • Top Seven Acts of Christian Bashing in America of 2007

    01/10/2008 8:28:07 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies · 117+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2008 | Dr. Gary Cass
    "From murder and intimidation, to the crass and the blasphemous, 2007 was a horrendous year of Christian bashing,” said Dr. Gary L. Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. “Anti- Christian sentiments are being fomented in the culture and are becoming more deadly and cynical,” said Cass.