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  • Boots on the Ground, in a New York Forest

    12/16/2015 4:48:49 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 16, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the immigration of Tashfeen Malik, and the search for balance in a war-torn world… By the morning of September 23, John Anderson (not his real name) had had a very rough 24 hours. In his line of work, that might not have been unusual, but it was rather new for him. He’d been in this job for a year and a half, and had just closed a pretty substantial deal the day before. The discussions began on the night of the 21st, and went on well into the night, but by morning, an impressive operation was as good...
  • Do you consider Sen. John McCain a war hero?

    07/20/2015 4:43:20 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 123 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | 7-20-2015
    Freep this poll...
  • McCain's Straight Lies (or Modern Benidict Arnold)

    04/26/2013 4:52:15 AM PDT · by kimtom · 52 replies ^ | Feb 01, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    "...Confronted with his lie on Wednesday night's debate, McCain blustered and filibustered in a manner reminiscent of Captain Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny," when he was caught in a lie during a navy inquiry. When confronted with any of his misdeeds, Senator McCain tends to fall back on his record as a war hero in Vietnam. Let's talk sense. Benedict Arnold was a war hero but that did not exempt him from condemnation for his later betrayal. Being a war hero is not a lifetime get-out-of-jail-free card. And becoming President of the United States is not a matter of rewarding...
  • Romney website: Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts

    06/28/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Conservatives around the country may be regretting Chief Justice John Roberts appointment to the Supreme Court after Thursdays ruling upholding [Alleged] President Barack Obamas health care law, but Mitt Romneys campaign website still holds him up as the paradigm of a Supreme Court justice. As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts...
  • 2 NY sites recall Benedict Arnold's early heroics

    05/10/2012 6:54:38 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 41 replies
    AP via ^ | 5-10-12 | Chris Carola
    This undated sketch portrait of Gen. Benedict Arnold by an unknown artist was provided by the Library of Congress. While most Americans know Arnold as the man who betrayed his nation by trying to turn over the American fortifications at West Point to the British, then joining the redcoats when the plot was uncovered, his heroic actions at the Revolutionary War's Battles of Saratoga are detailed in a new exhibit opening Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Saratoga National Historical Park. ALBANY, N.Y.Benedict Arnold is a hero again, at least temporarily, at two upstate New York historic sites where his...
  • As governor, Romney worked to reassure liberals

    04/24/2012 7:05:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    WP ^ | November 2 | Peter Wallsten and Juliet Eilperin
    Mitt Romney was firm and direct with the abortion rights advocates sitting in his office nine years ago, assuring the group that if elected Massachusetts governor, he would protect the states abortion laws. Then, as the meeting drew to a close, the businessman offered an intriguing suggestion that he would rise to national prominence in the Republican Party as a victor in a liberal state and could use his influence to soften the GOPs hard-line opposition to abortion. He would be a good voice in the party for their cause, and his moderation on the issue would be widely...
  • Supporters of alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning consider him a patriot, not a traitor

    01/27/2011 1:45:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2011 | Alexis Levinson
    While much of America views Bradley Manning, the private first class who has been accused of leaking secret documents to WikiLeaks, as a traitor, he does have some defenders who consider him nothing less than a patriot. He was trying to help the country, said Kevin Zeese, a member of the steering committee of the Bradley Manning Support Network. Zeese tells the story of Manning as a loss of innocence tale. The story of Manning, he says, is about a guy who believes in America, enlists in the army, and gets to Iraq only to discover that the country has,...
  • NRA endorses Kissell, 2 other NC Democrats (THREE more Dems today!)

    10/06/2010 6:07:53 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 27 replies
    Sun News/AP | 10-6-2010 | AP editors
    <p>FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The National Rifle Association has endorsed North Carolina Democratic Rep. Larry Kissell in his first re-election bid.</p>
  • Incumbent Dems backed by gun group (NRA backs THREE Democrats in NM!)

    10/05/2010 6:25:02 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Santa Fe New Mexican Newspaper ^ | 10-5-2010 | Steve Terrell
    The National Rifle Association's political action committee announced Monday that it wants voters to keep all three incumbent Democrats from New Mexico in the U.S. House of Representatives, including Rep. Ben Ray Lujn of Santa Fe.
  • Breaking, Murkowski runing write-in campaign !

    09/17/2010 11:42:39 AM PDT · by SENTINEL · 109 replies
    The Alaska Standard ^ | 17 Sep 2010 | Dan Fagan
    Lisa Murkowski to run a write-in campaign -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Dan Fagan Publisher The Alaska Standard Just as Frank and Lisa Murkowski put their own interests ahead of the nations eight years ago with nepotism, Lisa will once again put political ambition ahead of love for country. Your television screen will reveal to you something very important today. At five today Sen. Lisa Murkowski will announce live that she is running as a write-in candidate after losing her Republican Primary bid for senate. The thing to look for is those who will be standing behind her. The Murkowski camp has been...
  • After 30 Years and Party Switch, Career Curtain for Specter [waaaaaa, waaaaaa]

    05/18/2010 11:47:48 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 1,254+ views
    News York Times ^ | 5/19/2010 | By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    PHILADELPHIA Early on, Senator Arlen Specters supporters knew that the 80-year-old Republican-turned-Democrat was in trouble. Turnout was terrible, Gov. Edward G. Rendell said less than two hours before the polls closed here. And just about two hours after they had closed, he blamed the rain and the low turnout in Philadelphia for ending Mr. Specters 30 years in the Senate.
  • Obama's Social Security number fraudulent ?

    05/11/2010 5:43:22 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 164 replies · 8,177+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | MAY 9, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Two private investigators working independently are asking why President Obama is using a Social Security number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in the state. In addition, the records indicate the number was issued between 1977 and 1979, yet Obama's earliest employment reportedly was in 1975 at a Baskin & Robbins ice cream shop in Oahu, Hawaii. WND has copies of affidavits filed separately in a presidential eligibility lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia by Ohio licensed private investigator Susan Daniels and Colorado private...
  • Clinton: "severe consequences" in case of attack (.. next time .. if "successful" .. heaven-forbid)

    05/09/2010 1:02:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,912+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/10 | Michelle Nichols
    NEW YORK (Reuters) The United States has warned of "severe consequences" if a successful extremist attack in America were traced back to Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes." The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a failed bid to bomb New York's Times Square last Saturday. If proven, it would be the group's first act in the United States. Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad has been charged with driving the crude homemade bomb into Midtown Manhattan and said he acted alone, according to authorities. But investigators have uncovered possible links to the...
  • Bond angrily blasts attorney general for withholding intel on Times Square attack

    05/08/2010 10:43:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 993+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    The top GOP member of the Senate Intelligence Committee blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday for having allegedly refused to brief senators on last weekend's attempted Times Square bombing. Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), the ranking member of the intelligence panel, accused Holder of obstructing congressional inquiries into the attempted attack. "It seems Attorney General Holder is only interested in looking tough on terrorism on TV since hes now told the intelligence community to skirt the national security law and give only the details he wants and when to Congress," Bond said Saturday. Both Bond and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.),...
  • Demonizing Wall Street, then a big Dow drop...coincidence?

    05/08/2010 11:11:25 AM PDT · by billorites · 36 replies · 1,142+ views
    Quincy Ilinois News ^ | May 7, 2010 | Coco Letterman
    Somewhere wherever his eternal home is Dick Nixon is smiling today. He pulled a lot of shady, underhanded, illegal stuff in his life. But hes potentially giving the Commander in Chief props today. On Thursday, the New York Stock Exchange was brought to its knees by what many reports are saying was one stray trade or one mistakenly stroked key on a keyboard. Investigators are trying to find the singular cause of the problem that caused the largest point swing in the history of investments. On Thursday afternoon, CNBCs Money Honey, Maria Bartiromo, said, I mean this really...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/13/2010 6:01:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies · 1,635+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday April 13, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Obama Attends Non-Existent Soccer Game?

    04/12/2010 10:17:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 105 replies · 5,755+ views
    Reading the story about President Obama breaking tradition and ditching the presidential press pool over the weekend to watch one of his daughter's soccer games, it appears harmless, right? Not so. It is rather disturbing when you dissect it. So let's do just that. According to the Chicago Sun Times, the press pool was to assemble at 11:30AM. However, Time reported: The president left the White House at approximately 9:20 to attend one of his daughter's soccer games at 40th and Chesapeake NW. A pool was hastily called at around 9:35 and drove north at 9:43 to catch the president...
  • Specter Struggles To Find More Groups To Disillusion

    02/08/2010 2:01:25 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 7 replies · 353+ views
    DotPenn ^ | 02-08-2010 | Sven Waring
    Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter (Democrat, for now) is finding it harder and harder to antagonize new voting blocks. The senator, who's managed to upset feminists, anti-feminists, Republicans, Democrats, conspiracy theorists, bald people, and people named Arlen, is trying to connect with new voters, in order to turn his back on them. "I don't know what more I can do," Specter said at a recent national prayer breakfast for Veterans of anti-American Insurgencies."I stand by my record of offending both sides of the aisle and some people who are across the aisle, down the hall, and in another room." Specter even...
  • Rafi Eitan Admits Failure, Regrets on Pollard

    10/29/2009 12:25:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 943+ views
    INN ^ | 10/29/09 | Gil Ronen
    ( Former minister Rafi Eitan, who recruited Jonathan Pollard as a spy for Israel in the US, expressed regret over the espionage debacle in an interview on Channel 2. "I admit the failure and I regret it, he said. In an interview to Maariv in 2008, Eitan said that the US intelligence services made a joint decision not to permit Pollard ever to be released until the end of his life. The reason isn't Pollard. It's Israel... It's connected to the relationship system between the American intelligence services and the state of Israel. Eitan went on to confirm that the...
  • McCains Crooked Talk [**FLASHBACK 02/01/2008**]

    05/04/2009 9:10:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 638+ views
    National Review ^ | 2008-02-01 | Thomas Sowell
    We have been hearing for years that Senator John McCain gives straight talk and his bus has been endlessly referred to as the Straight Talk Express. But endless repetition does not make something true. The fact that McCain makes short, blunt statements does not make him a straight-talker. . . . . . Confronted with his lie on Wednesday nights debate, McCain blustered and filibustered in a manner reminiscent of Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny, when he was caught in a lie during a navy inquiry. When confronted with any of his misdeeds, Senator McCain tends to fall back...

    02/20/2009 7:39:30 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 58 replies · 5,653+ views
    America | 02/20/09 | RaceBannon
    Gathering of Eagles Action Alert Who: Hanoi Jane Fonda in NYC What: Support Our Vietnam/Iraq Veterans Rally Where: 230 West 49th Street, Between Broadway and 8th Avenue When: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 1 pm to Whenever
  • CNN BREAKING- Tenative Deal Reached For $780B PORKULUS-Susan Collins folded!!!

    02/06/2009 2:45:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 566 replies · 27,282+ views
    2-6-09 | TCRLAF
    more as it becomes available...
  • Sources: Sen. Judd Gregg accepts commerce secretary post

    02/02/2009 5:45:57 PM PST · by mathprof · 173 replies · 6,641+ views
    cnn ^ | 2/2/09
    <p>Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire has accepted President Barack Obama's offer to be commerce secretary, two administration officials said Monday. Sources tell CNN Sen. Judd Gregg will be President Barack Obama's choice for commerce secretary.</p> <p>Sources tell CNN Sen. Judd Gregg will be President Barack Obama's choice for commerce secretary.</p>
  • Bill O'Reilly interview with Scott McClellan (Yes Scott you are a Judas!)

    06/02/2008 8:28:30 PM PDT · by jrooney · 37 replies · 151+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor | 06-02-08 | Me
    I just watched the interview, and it is clear Scott McClellan is a Judas. He revels in the left talking points and has a smirk throughout the interview. At the end of the day when the interviews are done and the book no longer sells, Scott will have no friends. The left will not want him and the right will never touch him. Get a dog Scott, he will be your only friend. Or he might not like you either. Can't blame him, dogs are smart. History will frame you as the Judas Benedict Arnold you are.
  • Holy Smokes, Did anyone see O'Reilly just tear McClellan a new one?

    06/02/2008 5:35:15 PM PDT · by adm5 · 25 replies · 175+ views
    me | 6-2-08 | adm5
    I'm no fan of B-O-R, but WOW, he just skewered Benedict Mcclellan. My opinion of Bill just went from a zero point 1, to a full 1 point on a 10 point scale. Way to go Billy!
  • Remarks By John McCain To February 5th Victory Party

    02/06/2008 2:03:51 AM PST · by moderate_conservative · 45 replies · 412+ views ^ | February 6, 2008
    ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released the following remarks by John McCain as prepared for delivery tonight in Phoenix, Arizona: Thank you. Tonight, my friends, we have won a number of important victories in the closest thing we have ever had to a national primary. We've won some of the biggest states in the country. We have won primaries in the west, the south, the midwest, and the northeast. And although I've never minded the role of the underdog, and have relished as much as anyone come from behind wins, tonight I think we must...
  • The Best Argument Against John McCain, Ever

    01/14/2008 1:50:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 115+ views
    SoCalPundit ^ | January 14th, 2008 | Kevin D. Korenthal
    Ive used pieces of this argument when talking about why I dont support John McCain, but was impressed by this bloggers eloquent argument against him. John McCain is an American hero. As a captive of the communists in North Viet Nam he made great sacrifices for this country. But today he is a captive of the entrenched Washington DC establishment, and thanks to McCain-Feingold, it is my Constitutional right of free political speech that has been sacrificed. John McCain is no conservative. How do I know? Name for me please one true conservative politician in Washington DC who is as...
  • Minuteman Project Founder Endorses Mike Huckabee

    12/11/2007 10:30:06 AM PST · by pissant · 198 replies · 2,740+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/07 | staff
    Noting that he might not agree 100 percent on immigration with Huckabee, the firebrand illegal immigration opponent said Huckabee's recently released immigration plan won him over. "The governor has a plan and I appreciate his plan. That's why I'm supporting him. He's one of the few who's actually brought forth a plan and gone public with it. It shows to me that he's willing to engage in the tough love necessary to fix this problem," Gilchrist said. Gilchrist, whose organization is separate from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, has drawn protests in appearances at college campuses in recent months for...
  • Huckabee Picks Up Minuteman Founder Endorsement

    12/11/2007 1:01:35 PM PST · by Dane · 34 replies · 623+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Deember 11, 2007
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Mike Huckabee, under fire for some of his immigration stands while governor of Arkansas, picked up an endorsement in Council Bluffs, Iowa, from the ultimate illegal immigration opponent: Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, the group that has roamed the border for the last several years operating effectively as an independent border patrol. President Bush called the group "vigilantes" two years ago. But Huckabee seemed eager to announce the endorsement, as it came on a day when former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney started running an ad that slams Huckabee for backing a provision that would...
  • The most influential US liberals [Gues who #8 is]

    1. BILL CLINTON Former US president The 42nd president of the United States is now auditioning for the role of what his Scottish friends term First Laddie. Having been impeached for lying about his sexual misdeeds during the Lewinsky scandal, blamed by some for failing to kill Osama bin Laden and having left office in 2001 amid accusations of corruption in granting last-minute pardons, Clinton, 61, has made a remarkable comeback. Perhaps everything Hillary Clinton knows about politics, bar self-discipline, she has learnt from him. A peerless tactician, huge intellect and natural communicator, Bill Clinton was one of the great...
  • Climb On Board The 'Ron Paul Revolution'

    09/16/2007 8:53:29 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 335 replies · 4,287+ views
    TheDay ^ | 9/16/2007 | Marc Guttman
    When Americans evaluate today's political landscape, most feel something between impotence and disapproval. So, while citizens shake their heads or shrug at the mainstream media's top tier presidential candidates, it is extraordinary how many are becoming overjoyed about one lesser covered candidate. Tens-of-thousands have joined the appropriately named Ron Paul Revolution, joining groups, putting up signs, and crossing states to attend rallies. Congressman Ron Paul's genuine message and untarnished record of promoting individual liberty for everyone, a free-market economy of wealth and abundance, and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace and free trade, has attracted vast support from diverse...
  • Bush urges Hispanics to push immigration bill

    06/16/2007 2:43:24 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 224 replies · 3,418+ views
    Bush urges Hispanics to push immigration bill Despite its revival in the Senate, legislation's fate is uncertain. WASHINGTON — President Bush urged Hispanics to lobby hard for a major immigration bill Friday, a day after it was revived in the Senate. "Each day our nation fails to act, the problem only grows worse," Bush said at the annual National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast. "I will continue to work closely with members of both parties to get past our differences and pass a bill I can sign this year." Bush's comments came after Senate leaders announced a deal Thursday that would allow...
  • Caption President Bush

    06/15/2007 1:58:34 PM PDT · by oblomov · 103 replies · 1,604+ views
    White House ^ | 6/15/2007 | Eric Draper
    President George W. Bush delivers remarks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 16, 2005. "In America, people of faith have no corner on compassion, but people of faith need compassion to be true to the call to "Ame al projimo como a s mismo," love your neighbor like you'd like to be loved yourself. That's a universal call," said the President. White House photo by Eric Draper
  • DEROY MURDOCK: As immigration bill stalls, U.S. border invites terrorists

    06/14/2007 11:58:15 PM PDT · by Baladas · 18 replies · 960+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | June 14, 2007 | DEROY MURDOCK
    "America is still the land of opportunity," Sen. John McCain recently said. "And we're not going to erect barriers and fences." Unlucky us. Along with Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy, the Arizona Republican co-sponsored immigration legislation currently stalled in the Senate. McCain should recognize that without a barrier or fence, the U.S./Mexican frontier will keep welcoming Islamic extremists pledged to America's doom. This is not hypothetical. "Members of Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based terrorist organization, have already entered the United States across our southwest border," declares "A Line in the Sand," a January report of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on Investigations, then-chaired...
  • Bush calling for GOP showdown

    06/12/2007 11:43:46 AM PDT · by Politicalmom · 141 replies · 3,173+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 12, 2007 | Howard Fineman
    WASHINGTON - Though Ive never heard him use the term, my guess is that George W. Bush sees himself as a hacendado, an estate owner in Old Mexico. That would give him a sense of Southwestern noblesse, duty-bound not just to work his people, but to protect them as well. His advisor, Carlo Rove, has explained that a system called democracy now gives peasants something called the vote. It would be shrewd, Rove said, for hacendados to grant their workers citizenship.
  • Bush disqualified from border debate

    06/11/2007 8:24:08 AM PDT · by nonsporting · 96 replies · 2,282+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 11, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    President Bush insists if we just shut up, blindly listen to him and support his so-called "comprehensive immigration reform plan," we can solve the problem "once and for all." I have a better idea. Since Bush has, for nearly seven years, deliberately, consciously and overtly refused to uphold his sworn constitutional duty to execute and administer the duly enacted border and immigration laws already on the books, he should be disqualified from participating in any further negotiations regarding new border and immigration laws. Doesn't that make sense? Why would we turn to a scofflaw president, one who, out of some...
  • Roadmap to GOP, Bush success

    06/11/2007 6:11:24 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 8 replies · 780+ views
    The ^ | June 11, 2007 | The
    In the early months of 2006, President Bushs approval ratings sat in the low to mid-40s rather consistently, nothing great, but certainly numbers that allowed the president to govern. After all, he had upwards of 85 percent approval of the base and the Congress was controlled by his allies in the Republican Party, including even the board support of congressional RINOs. That is, until the president started to forget his base by trying to accommodate the left-of-center in this nation. How? First, he introduced us to Harriet Miers, his chief lawyer who turned out to be another David Souter in...
  • Bush 'surprised' by conservative anger

    06/06/2007 6:38:28 PM PDT · by de meanr · 253 replies · 7,538+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 06, 2007 | Jon Ward & Ralph Z. Hallow
    "He was surprised by the reaction," Mr. Snow said of Mr. Bush's speech in Glynco, Ga., last week. "The speech in Georgia was, 'We've got a serious problem and we need to fix it.' It was not in any way designed to be pointed at Republicans." But conservative opponents of a Senate immigration bill supported by Mr. Bush reacted furiously to the president's suggestion that they are resorting to scare tactics by using the word "amnesty" in referring to the measure that would allow millions of illegal aliens to remain in the United States.
  • Bush The Fanatic (Joseph Farah Slams Out Of Touch With Main Street America President Bush Alert)

    06/05/2007 10:58:18 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 55 replies · 1,679+ views ^ | 06/06/2007 | Joseph Farah
    You know what my problem is? I just don't want to do what's right for America. I just don't have the courage to put a comprehensive immigration plan into place. I just want to knock down America's great immigration tradition. That's what President Bush said last week in promoting his plan to provide amnesty to 15 million to 20 million illegal aliens already in this country and welcome in millions more to provide his fat-cat friends with abundant cheap labor. He impugned the motives of anyone opposing the amnesty bill worked out by the White House and senators in secret....
  • Immigration -- Bush's domestic Iraq

    06/05/2007 12:50:34 PM PDT · by dennisw · 7 replies · 499+ views
    latimes ^ | June 4, 2007 | Mickey Kaus,
    MAINSTREAM editorialists like to praise President Bush's immigration initiative as an expression of his pragmatic, bipartisan, "compassionate conservative" side, in presumed contrast to the inflexible, ideological approach that produced the invasion of Iraq. But far from being a sensible centrist departure from the sort of grandiose, rigid thinking that led Bush into Iraq, "comprehensive immigration reform" is of a piece with that thinking. And it's likely to lead to a parallel outcome. Here are 10 similarities: 1. They're both ideas Bush had when he came into office. Former Bush speechwriter David Frum wrote about his first Oval Office meeting with...
  • Bushs Push on Immigration Tests His Base (FR Mentioned)

    06/02/2007 10:22:51 AM PDT · by nj26 · 389 replies · 9,631+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 3, 2007 | JIM RUTENBERG and CARL HULSE
    President Bushs advocacy of an immigration overhaul and his attacks on critics of the plan are provoking an unusually intense backlash from conservatives who form the bulwark of his remaining support, splintering his base and laying bare divisions within a party whose unity has been the envy of Democrats. It has pitted some of Mr. Bushs most stalwart Congressional and grass-roots backers against him, sparking a vitriol that has at times exceeded anything seen yet between Mr. Bush and his supporters, who have generally stood with him through the toughest patches of his presidency. Those supporters now view him as...
  • Bush scolds balking GOP

    06/02/2007 2:52:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 311 replies · 7,031+ views
    Bush scolds balking GOP By Stephen Dinan and Ralph Z. Hallow THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published June 2, 2007 President Bush yesterday renewed his attack on Republicans who oppose his immigration bill, again charging that they are trying to "frighten people" and calling on supporters to rally around the compromise. The president pleaded with senators to "show courage and resolve" to withstand outrage from voters in their districts. "It is right to argue for what you believe and recognize that compromise might be necessary to move the bill along. And it is right to take political risk for members of the...
  • Attacks on Immigration Bill Opponents Unwarranted

    06/02/2007 2:56:40 AM PDT · by lancer256 · 77 replies · 1,901+ views ^ | 06/01/07 | david limbaugh
    An anonymous White House official said that neither the people on the far left nor far right are going to get what they want on the immigration bill. Could have fooled me, since that farthest of far leftists, Sen. Ted Kennedy, said, "This bill is our best chance to fix our broken system." Go figure. Truly, President Bush's immigration policy has always been mystifying, but even more troubling is his attitude toward its conservative opponents. I don't suggest that President Bush has a duty to cater to conservatives on immigration because they have stood by him on the war. This...
  • Bush pressing hard on immigration bill

    06/01/2007 11:51:57 AM PDT · by notes2005 · 185 replies · 3,879+ views
    AP ^ | 06/01/07 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON - President Bush challenged lawmakers on Friday to have the political courage to pass an immigration bill amid intense pressure from critics who call it amnesty and advocates who believe the current system is broken. Bush stressed that while voting for the bill might be politically risky, he does not think the measure itself is risky. "This is a difficult issue for a lot of folks," the president said. "I understand that. But because it's difficult probably means we need to work doubly hard to get it done. And now's the time to get it done. "No matter how...
  • Transcript: President Bush Attends Briefing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    06/01/2007 12:57:34 PM PDT · by primeval patriot · 132 replies · 3,068+ views
    The White House ^ | June 1, 2007 | George W. Bush et al
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Please be seated. First, I thank you very much for your hard work on a comprehensive immigration bill and your concern about our country. And the two go hand-in-hand. I believe that now is the time to address the issue of immigration. I think it's in our national security interests, and I think it's in the interest of making sure America never loses sight of who we are. This is a difficult issue for a lot of folks. I understand that. But because it's difficult probably means we need to work doubly hard to get...
  • "War in Iraq lost": US Democrat leader (Reid)

    04/19/2007 11:08:17 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 373 replies · 14,455+ views
    AFP ^ | April 19, 2007
    The war in Iraq "is lost" and a US troop surge is failing to bring peace to the country, the leader of the Democratic majority in the US Congress, Harry Reid, said Thursday. "I believe ... that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week," Reid said, on the same day US President George W. Bush was giving a speech at an Ohio town hall meeting defending the war on terror.
  • Saudi Newspaper Calls Pelosi `Alternate President`

    "Pelosi, the rabble-rousing Democratic leader or better yet the Alternate President apparently has decided that President George Bushs refusal to sit down and negotiate with Syria and Iran is just plain silly."
  • A picture tells a 1000 words.....(Kerry snubbed in Iraq)

    12/26/2006 7:07:27 PM PST · by Dan Evans · 217 replies · 15,416+ views
    "This is a true story.....Check out this photo from our mess hall at the US Embassy yesterday morning. Sen. Kerry found himself all alone while he was over here. He cancelled his press conference because no one came, he worked out alone in the gym w/o any soldiers even going up to say hi or ask for an autograph (I was one of those who was in the gym at the same time), and he found himself eating breakfast with only a couple of folks who are obviously not troops. What is amazing is Bill O'Reilly came to visit with...
  • Kerry Echoes Liberals' Disdain for Military

    11/05/2006 9:17:26 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies · 992+ views
    Human Events ^ | Nov 03, 2006 | Kerry Echoes Liberals' Disdain for Military
    Sen. John Kerrys mangled anti-Bush joke has metastasized into a week of negative news for liberals hoping to regain control of the Congress. Even his reluctant apology has done little to quash the fires he lit. Significantly, these fires rage because liberals have yet to expunge the scarlet D that has adorned them since the Vietnam War -- D for disdain of our military. Lets review the tape. Kerry advised students at a campaign rally in California that they would do well if they studied hard and made an effort to be smart. If not: You get stuck in Iraq....
  • Letter of Response - Kerry Email to SoldierDad

    11/03/2006 2:55:09 PM PST · by SoldierDad · 383 replies · 11,843+ views
    11/3/06 | SoldierDad
    Subject: Thank you for your message Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 14:51:34 -0700 From: To: Thank you very much for your comments. As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop. This is the finest military that we've ever had. I have fought a lifetime on behalf of veterans. We have the finest young men and women serving us in the United States military that we've ever had, and Im...