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  • Caption more pictures of Barry at NH townhall mtg. 2/2/10

    02/03/2010 6:03:03 AM PST · by crosshairs · 19 replies · 953+ views
  • Full transcript of Obama's town hall meeting with Shanghai students

    11/16/2009 3:28:48 PM PST · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 1,610+ views
    Hawaii Examiner ^ | 11-16-09 | via White House
    President Obama at a Shanghai town hall with students, as provided by the White House PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon. It is a great honor for me to be here in Shanghai, and to have this opportunity to speak with all of you. I'd like to thank Fudan University's President Yang for his hospitality and his gracious welcome. I'd also like to thank our outstanding Ambassador, Jon Huntsman, who exemplifies the deep ties and respect between our nations. I don't know what he said, but I hope it was good. (Laughter.) What I'd like to do is to make some opening...
  • Obama Holds Town Hall in China { Dems hold Town Hall Meetings again! ]

    11/16/2009 1:22:24 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 14 replies · 618+ views
    Voice Of America ^ | Nov 15,2009 | VOA
    U.S. President Barack Obama has held an unprecedented question and answer session with Chinese students in Shanghai - China's commercial capital. Mr. Obama pushed the importance of freedom of information, while at the same time calling for greater cooperation between Washington and Beijing. This was the first town hall meeting by a U.S. President in China. And it amounted to a delicate balancing act for Mr. Obama. He opened the session with university students by striking a professorial tone, talking about the history of relations between Washington and Beijing, and the importance of working together to tackle global challenges. Mr....
  • Caption Zero at UMD Comcast Center

    09/19/2009 2:39:45 PM PDT · by Overtaxed Patriot · 19 replies · 1,201+ views
  • U of MD Conservative Students ROCK!! Obama’s DeathCare Speech Protested, Sept. 17,2009

    09/18/2009 7:13:59 AM PDT · by trooprally · 38 replies · 3,001+ views
    Sept. 18,2009
    To be sure that we had a parking space close to the Comcast Center, [Mrs] T and I arrived around 7:20AM. And our timing worked. We got a spot within 500 feet of our protest of Obama’s speech at this liberal bastion of “education”. Attendees had already lined up waiting for the doors to open. And the media was all around just waiting to “media” someone. We were there to oblige. By our count, there was at least 15 different media outlets (domestic & foreign) interviewing the groups that eventually showed up. BELOW: Several media outlets waiting for us to...
  • “They Can’t Stop Us!” Obama Makes Disgusting Partisan Attack in Minnesota Speech Saturday!

    09/13/2009 8:12:09 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 59 replies · 2,848+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-13-09 | Mike's America
    Is this the same man who promised a new era of bipartisanship and working with both sides to solve problems?That was just another of his LIES! On a day when hundreds of thousands of citizens gathered in Washington, DC to demand their voices be heard, Obama was in Minnesota. The first 48 seconds are all you need to hear: [VIDEO AT SITE] OBAMA: "They can't stop us." Who is "they?" Seems to me his biggest obstacle in his overreaching bid for a government takeover of health care are members of his own party! This speech is another demonstration of the...
  • If Obama Tells That "Fired Up, Ready To Go" Story Again I'll Throw Up

    09/13/2009 11:27:45 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 23 replies · 928+ views
    Vanity ^ | 9-13-09 | Joinedafterattack
    How can the news networks keep broadcasting his same speech over and over again. Geez.
  • Obama Takes on Glenn Beck and ‘tea party’ Critics Over Healthcare

    09/12/2009 1:55:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,473+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9/12/09 | Brad Knickerbocker
    A new Treasury Department study reports that most Americans don't have health insurance at some point in a 10-year span.The raging debate over healthcare continued Saturday with the two major political antagonists trumpeting their arguments for and against changes in policy that could impact every American. That would be President Obama and — no, not Congressman Joe “You Lie!” Wilson — conservative broadcast dynamo Glenn Beck. On his Saturday morning radio and YouTube broadcast, Obama spoke of “an anxiety that’s keeping more and more Americans awake at night.” “Over the last twelve months, nearly six million more Americans lost their...
  • Spectators gather in anticipation of President Obama's appearance in Minneapolis

    09/12/2009 10:31:37 AM PDT · by BAW · 21 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | Sept 12, 2009 | Jason Hoppin
    MINNEAPOLIS — Spectators are packing the Target Center in anticipation of this afternoon's health care address by President Obama, with lines snaking for several blocks through Minneapolis' Warehouse District. Some camped overnight for the 12:30 p.m. speech, which follows an address to Congress earlier this week in which Obama tried to regain control of the health care debate. Critics spent the summer buffeting his plan, which Obama has made his top priority during his first year in office. "We believe in what Obama's trying to do, and believe health care change is really necessary," said Andy Gunn, 57, who had...
  • CNN Post Speech Poll Was BOGUS-45% of Respondents Were DEMOCRATS

    09/10/2009 2:17:57 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 842+ views
    CNN/The Lid ^ | 9/10/09 | The Lid
    Supporters of the President have been bragging all day about the CNN poll which claimed that among people who watch the Health Care speech there was a 14-point gain in support for the plan read the report below.. pay extra special attention to the final paragraph:

    09/10/2009 9:29:56 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 90 replies · 6,332+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9-10-09 | Matt Drudge
    '45 percent Democratic and 18 percent Republican'... in sample. CNN poll here:
  • Wilson Apologizes, But Still Thinks Obama Wasn't Honest

    09/10/2009 12:41:56 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 57 replies · 2,106+ views ^ | Thursday, September 10, 2009 1:48 PM | David A. Patten
    "Obama is correct," Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies, tells Newsmax. "The legislation states illegals won't get the affordability credits [to pay for their healthcare]. But Wilson's comment is correct in that the normal enforcement mechanism was excluded from the bill. I think that's the fundamental question."
  • Wilson calls White House to apologize [submission to The One] [talks to Rahm Emanuel]

    09/09/2009 8:22:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies · 2,306+ views
    CNN ^ | 2009-09-09
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — CNN's Deirdre Walsh reports that Republican Rep. Joe Wilson called the White House Wednesday night to apologize for his outburst during President Obama's speech, and spoke with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
  • Joe Wilson to Obama - “You Lie!”

    09/09/2009 8:15:49 PM PDT · by CyberRBTmail · 24 replies · 1,016+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-09-09 | LukeAmerica2020
    During his speech to Congress tonight (September 9th), President Obama defended his health care plan, saying that he had never proposed providing coverage to illegal immigrants. “You lie!” shouted Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) prompting Obama to briefly pause in the delivery of his speech. Video: Joe Wilson to Obama - “You Lie!”
  • "You Lie!": Rep. Joe Wilson Shouts to Obama during Speech

    President Barack Obama’s address to Congress this evening was moving along fairly smoothly until he pledged that there was nothing in the legislation that would provide health care to the millions of illegal immigrants residing in the nation. A cry of “You lie!” was audible from the Republican side of the aisle. The Associated Press reports that the heckler was South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson. “It’s not true,” the president responded to the outburst, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, seated behind the president, offered her mother-of-five glare towards the Republican side of the chamber. First Lady Michelle Obama was...
  • Obama urges Congress to enact health care overhaul (called a LIAR in the House floor!!)

    09/09/2009 5:49:43 PM PDT · by milwguy · 96 replies · 4,324+ views
    yahoo ^ | 9/9/09 | DAVID ESPO
    After a summer of setbacks, President Barack Obama summoned Congress to enact sweeping health care legislation Wednesday night, declaring the "time for bickering is over" and the moment has arrived to help millions who have insurance and many more without it.
  • Video: Audience Yells "Liar" At Obama During Health Care Speech to Congress!

    09/09/2009 6:11:51 PM PDT · by johnnyd0422 · 50 replies · 2,183+ views
    An audience member yells "liar" at Obama during his speech to Congress. Obama also took a personal swipe at Sarah Palin during his speech. Video at site
  • Audience Yells "Liar" At Obama During Health Care Speech to Congress! (youtube!!)

    09/09/2009 6:08:38 PM PDT · by milwguy · 236 replies · 9,986+ views
    youtube ^ | 9/9/09 | obama
  • Obama is BOMBING Big-time With This Speech.(Vanity)

    09/09/2009 6:00:28 PM PDT · by devane617 · 92 replies · 3,488+ views
    me | 09/09/2009 | me
    IMHO, This speech is NOT going over well to Pam and Paul America. This is a disaster of a speech!
  • All Networks Covering Hussein's Speech Except Fox

    09/09/2009 12:48:41 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 22 replies · 1,455+ views and all show the networks are bowing their knees to their Messiah Hussein. Only at shows an entertainment show.
  • Live Thread - Obama Health Care Speech

    09/09/2009 4:59:00 PM PDT · by Chuck54 · 1,622 replies · 80,223+ views
    Did not see a thread. Give it a go. All comments welcome. Keep it clean.

    09/09/2009 2:41:49 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies · 1,124+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/9/2009 | Matt Drudge
  • Obama's Speech Tonight

    09/09/2009 2:32:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies · 1,073+ views ^ | September 09, 2009 | John Stossel
    I wish President Obama would say to Congress: Members of Congress, I ask you to address our fiscal emergency. In 1964, President Johnson won a landslide victory -- quite similar to mine. His election also brought liberals into Congress. The next year, they created the first government-run health care plan: Medicare. They meant well, but unfortunately, this was the height of fiscal irresponsibility. I know Medicare is popular with the elderly. Of course it is. Everyone likes getting free things. But it is unsustainable. Retirees believe that their Medicare bills are paid from a "trust fund" that was created with...
  • Obama to Endorse Public Plan in Speech [Will Enzi, Grassley, and Snowe Support This]

    09/08/2009 6:30:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,244+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | September 08, 2009
    SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 Obama to Endorse Public Plan in Speech JONATHAN WEISMAN and JANET ADAMY WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, in a high-stakes speech Wednesday to Congress and the nation, will press for a government-run insurance option in a proposed overhaul of the U.S. health care system that has divided lawmakers and voters for months. White House officials say the president will detail what he wants in the health-care overhaul, as well as say he is open to better ideas on a government plan if lawmakers have them. Democratic plans call for requiring most Americans to have health insurance. Failure...
  • Dems Pin Health Reform Hopes on Obama's Speech

    09/08/2009 12:53:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 697+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/8/9 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Democrats return to Washington this week for a last-ditch effort to salvage health care reform, looking to President Obama's joint-session speech Wednesday to avert a political and legislative train wreck. It is an astonishing reversal of fortunes for a party that started the year with triumphant control of Congress and the presidency, confident in its ambitions to retool the nation's economy, not only with health care but also climate change and a New Deal-style economic stimulus. Democrats instead return bloodied by a terrible August of plummeting public support, raucous town-hall meetings, a re-energized GOP and an impasse in their own...
  • D.C. Chapter Alert: Freep Obama at Wakefield High in Arlington, VA, 10 a.m. 9/08/09

    09/07/2009 5:58:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies · 1,493+ views
    Monday, September 7, 2009 | Kristinn
    Friend of the D.C. Chapter of, Eugene Delgaudio of Public Advocate, will be holding a freep of Obama outside Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA, tomorrow morning. He's inviting Freeepers in the Northern Virginia-D.C. area to join him.He'll be there from 10 a.m. onward through the 12 noon scheduled speech at the edge of the security perimeter at Dinwiddie and Geo. Mason. Look for the Gadsden flags and the angry Arlingtronians trying to run Eugene out of their liberal haven :-)
  • Obama says 'it's time to act' on healthcare

    09/07/2009 5:33:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 1,497+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/7/09 | Peter Nicholas
    In a speech to the AFL-CIO, the president accuses critics and special interests of using scare tactics and spreading 'lies' in healthcare debate. Reporting from Cincinnati - In a combative Labor Day speech, President Obama said that the healthcare debate had gone on too long and accused opponents of spreading "lies" meant to persuade Americans that his proposed overhaul would cruelly deny care to the elderly. The president, speaking at an AFL-CIO picnic, said that "special interests" were determined to "scare the heck out of people.
  • Aides: President to be 'very forceful' in Wednesday address (losing his cool, perhaps?)

    09/07/2009 5:23:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 271 replies · 9,984+ views
    CNN ^ | September 7th, 2009 | CNN
    President Barack Obama plans to get much more assertive when he addresses a joint session of Congress Wednesday night at a critical stage in the health-care debate. Top aides say his fiery Labor Day speech to an organized-labor crowd in Ohio was a preview of a more passionate case for reform that's coming later this week. The top aides say the president is putting his own strong imprint on the speech to Congress. After advisers last week submitted various thoughts on what the speech should say, Obama spent much of the weekend at Camp David crafting the actual address, which...
  • Obama, in Campaign Mode, Vows Action on Health. No,you can't tell us to shut up.

    09/07/2009 1:53:20 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 37 replies · 1,220+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/7/09 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    CINCINNATI -- President Barack Obama shifted into campaign mode Monday, declaring that the time for debate on health care is over and vowing to move fast to enact a sweeping overhaul of the system this year. Speaking at a boisterous Labor Day rally of AFL-CIO members, Mr. Obama led the first "fired up, ready to go" chant of his presidency, reaching back to a hallmark of his presidential campaign. He recounted a low moment from his quest for the White House to try to seize control of a health-care debate that strayed from his grasp this summer. "Every debate at...
  • Obama Refers to a Child in His Speech That Would Have Been Killed Off by His Health Care Advisor

    09/07/2009 2:39:11 PM PDT · by Kozman · 6 replies · 726+ views
    ...I’m thinking about Andoni Schultz, from Los Altos, California, who’s fought brain cancer since he was three....Brain cancer at three? This kid would have been six feet under if one of Obama's healthcare gurus had his way. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, has already been appointed to two key positions: health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of the Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research...So what's Ezekiel's take on three year-olds with brain cancer? Bury them. In the Lancet, Jan. 31, 2009, edition Ezekiel and co-authors presented a...
  • Harmless old man dragged from Town Hall meeting by men in black uniforms-Homeland Security??(Video)

    09/07/2009 10:32:40 AM PDT · by blueglass · 77 replies · 4,507+ views
    Youtube ^ | 8-31-09
    This is a video of an old man (the likes of which actually built this country) at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. From what I understand, the old guy asked if the people in front of him were even from NH- he implied the congresswoman packed the small venue with supporters/friends. He is then dragged away by guys in black- what uniforms are the officers wearing?
  • White House Manipulates Obama Photo with Halo

    09/04/2009 7:43:32 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 109 replies · 7,295+ views
    White House website blog ^ | 1 September 2009 | White House Phot
    Check out the photograph of the Obamessiah accompanying this White House blog entry: TUE, SEPTEMBER 1, 12:31 PM EST Photostream: Work and Rest in August Posted by Kori Schulman You may need to search for this caption: (President Barack Obama addresses a town hall meeting on health insurance reform inside a hangar at Gallatin Field in Belgrade, Mont., on Aug. 14, 2009. Official White House photo by Pete Souza) Here is the photo of interest. Look at the halo: Either the airplane hanger has a light directly behind Obama's head, or a halo has been photoshoped surrounding the messiah.
  • Town Hall Meeting-Obama Style

    08/29/2009 2:50:41 PM PDT · by Wpin · 12 replies · 719+ views
    The Prairie Advocate ^ | August 26, 2009 | Lady X
    Here is the gist of a report filed by an American citizen who attempted to attend a Town Hall meeting staged August 14 in Bozeman, Montana, by our country's new Doctor-in-Chief. I say "staged" because, instead of holding it at one of several convenient and available auditoriums or gymnasiums offering easy access from any direction, with plenty of parking, seats, tables, utilities, audio equipment, not to mention a stage and podium, the President's scouts chose the most remote site imaginable ­ the most inaccessible hangar of an airport outside ofBelgrade, a tiny, nearby town, totally secluded from the public. No...
  • Floyd and Mary Beth Brown :: Columnist Why Americans are Up in Arms

    08/28/2009 5:54:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 565+ views ^ | 27 August, 2009 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Leftist elites are up in arms about Americans up in arms. At two recent Obama town hall meetings, men exercising their Second Amendment rights were spotted carrying firearms. While we do not condone threatening the president or anyone else for that matter, these citizens are well within their rights. It is legal to carry a firearm while demonstrating to protect your liberties. In New Hampshire, William Kostric showed up near a town hall meeting carrying a pistol, and a placard proclaiming, "It is time to water the tree of liberty!" in reference to the famous Thomas Jefferson quotation, "The tree...
  • Guns near Obama fuel 'open-carry' debate

    08/25/2009 8:28:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies · 1,097+ views ^ | 25 August, 2009 | MIKE STUCKEY
    Guns near the president have started an "open-carry" debate. Gun owners may be arguing among themselves and with gun-control activists about it, but for Mustapha Kassou, there’s no debate over the “open-carry” movement thrust into nationwide controversy this month when pistol- and rifle-packing citizens showed up near several public appearances by President Barack Obama. Kassou was working the cash register in the Richmond, Va., market he owns on July 11 when a gunman stormed the store with robbery on his mind. In an incident captured on surveillance video, the bandit ordered the eight customers to the floor and pumped two...
  • Guns near Obama fuel 'open-carry' debate

    08/25/2009 7:58:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 818+ views
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 25 AUGUST 2009 | NBC MIAMI
    Gun owners may be arguing among themselves and with gun-control activists about it, but for Mustapha Kassou, there’s no debate over the “open-carry” movement thrust into nationwide controversy this month when pistol- and rifle-packing citizens showed up near several public appearances by President Barack Obama. Kassou was working the cash register in the Richmond, Va., market he owns on July 11 when a gunman stormed the store with robbery on his mind. In an incident captured on surveillance video, the bandit ordered the eight customers to the floor and pumped two bullets from his snub-nosed pistol into Kassou, who...
  • Guns and Obama Debate: He Had a Gun and Nothing Happened

    08/22/2009 5:37:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 974+ views ^ | 21 August, 2009 | Larry Pratt
    GUN DEBATE - As President Obama travels the country to promote his ideas about health care reform, he has been met with hearty debate. But he's also been met with something unexpected, gun-toting citizens who seem to be making a statement about more than just health policy. Are these citizens merely expressing their second amendment rights or do they present a dangerous provocation? We asked two experts for their take. Opinion contributed by Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America. Click here for Paul Helmke's opposing view. SPRINGFIELD, Va. (OPINION) From New Hampshire to Arizona, Americans openly carrying...
  • Packing Iron Before the Cameras (NYT Editorial)

    08/21/2009 5:05:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies · 1,983+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2009
    It is hard to know what is more shocking: the sight of a dozen Americans showing up to flaunt guns outside the venue for President Obama’s speech in Phoenix on Monday, or the fact that the swaggering display was completely legal. We are all familiar with the right to bear arms and the noisome extremes indulged by its zealots. But is there no sense of simple respect due the nation’s elected leader when he ventures forth among the citizenry? One man strutted through the crowd with an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle slung over his shoulder. (That weapon was banned in...
  • The Same Redhead At Obama Speeches? (Vanity)

    08/21/2009 8:37:06 AM PDT · by devane617 · 15 replies · 1,698+ views
    me | 08/21/2009 | me
    Below is two youtube links to towhall meetings, the first in Montana, and the second, yesterday. I remembered seeing the redhead in the Montana meeting, and again (I believe) yesterday. Although, her hair was different, and she wore glasses yesterday, but otherwise the same person. No conspiracy theories, rather an observation...
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Trip Report From Grand Junction Obama Town Hall

    08/20/2009 9:21:48 PM PDT · by aaronopine · 3 replies · 733+ views
    Aaron Opine Blog ^ | 8/20/09 | Aaron
    I was among the roughly 1,000 people in attendance at Obama’s Grand Junction, CO “town hall” meeting on August 15th. (See my photos in the "Grand Junction Obama Town Hall" album to the right.) Above all, I hoped to ask one of my questions, but I was resigned to the likelihood that I would not be called upon. However, I can provide a synopsis of the event. Despite being diametrically opposed to President Obama on almost every issue, I will offer an honest and candid assessment of the event.
  • The Media Gets It (Really) Wrong, Again, On Guns

    08/20/2009 8:29:30 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 14 replies · 1,450+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, August 20, 2009 | John R. Lott Jr.
    In Portsmouth, New Hampshire recently, a man carried a handgun a few blocks away from the site where President Obama was scheduled to hold a town hall a couple of hours later. Was it a danger or not? The man carrying the gun, William Kostric, even had permission to have the gun on private church property while he was protesting Obama's appearance. Everybody from the New York Times to USA Today to CBS News expressed their outrage, interpreting it as a hot head threatening the president and linking it to militias and conservative talk radio. A prominent liberal radio talk...
  • Email received about Obama's trip to Montana last week

    08/20/2009 10:47:47 AM PDT · by Shannon · 33 replies · 3,762+ views
    received in an email | 8/20/09 | unknown
    By now you have probably heard that President Obama came to Montana last Friday. However, there are many things that the major news has not covered. I feel that since we live here and we were at the airport on Friday I should share some facts with you. Whatever you decide to do with the information is up to you. If you chose to share this email with others I do ask that you DELETE my email address before you forward this on. On Wednesday, August 5th it was announced locally that the President would be coming here. There are...
  • Fake Town Hall

    08/20/2009 11:36:22 AM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 10 replies · 1,065+ views
    utube ^ | 8/19/2009 | ssaunders38
    This is the meeting was held last night. It was not a town hall even though it was passed off as one. She stated when she came in that she didn't know we would all be there, (get a clue Shelley), but, she had printed pieces of paper to give us for a telephone town hall. What a crock. The room held 79 people and only 3 or 4 people who were opposed to Health Care got in. In the meeting, as reported to us, she stated she is voting for the Health Care Bill. Probably 60 or 75 people...
  • VIDEO: Obama: "Basic Standard Of Decency" Allows Illegals To Be Treated

    08/20/2009 10:44:19 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 23 replies · 957+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 20, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    President Barack Obama said he would be okay with illegal immigrants being treated in emergency rooms in some situations under his health care plan.
  • MSNBC vid: Gun-Toting Protesters are 'White' Racists... Black Guy with AR-15 Edited to Conceal Race

    08/20/2009 12:09:12 PM PDT · by past_present · 76 replies · 2,263+ views
    youtube ^ | 8-18-09
    On Tuesday, MSNBCs Contessa Brewer fretted over health care reform protesters legally carrying guns: "A man at a pro-health care reform rally...wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip....there are questions about whether this has racial overtones....white people showing up with guns." Brewer failed to mention the man she described was black.
  • Leave The Guns At Home (WaPo Alert)

    08/20/2009 5:01:32 AM PDT · by steve-b · 46 replies · 1,529+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/09 | E. J. Dionne
    Try a thought experiment: What would conservatives have said if a group of loud, scruffy leftists had brought guns to the public events of Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush? How would our friends on the right have reacted to someone at a Reagan or a Bush speech carrying a sign that read: "It is time to water the tree of liberty"? That would be a reference to Thomas Jefferson's declaration that the tree "must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Pardon me, but I don't think conservatives would have spoken out in...
  • Did MSNBC Edit Video of Man With Rifle at Obama Event to Hide His Race?

    08/19/2009 10:13:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies · 1,513+ views ^ | 8-19-09
    "Here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs." -- MSNBC Editor's note: The man was black.
  • ObamaCare's Contradictions (Obama does both sides)

    08/19/2009 8:38:26 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 6 replies · 728+ views
    WSJ ^ | August 20, 2009 | Editorial
    Over the past week, President Obama has held three town-halls to make the case for his health-care plan. While he didn't say much that he hasn't said a thousand times before, his remarks did offer another explanation for the public's skepticism of ObamaCare. Namely, the President contradicts himself every other breath. Consider: He likes to start off explaining our catastrophe of a health system. "What is truly scary—what is truly risky—is if we do nothing," he said in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We can't "keep the system the way it is right now," he continued, while his critics are "people who...
  • Obama to Discuss Health Care Today With Faith Groups (info on how to listen in)

    08/19/2009 10:37:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 688+ views
    ncr ^ | August 19, 2009 | Tom McFeely
    Health-care reform supporters rally Aug. 17 in Phoenix. (CNS) At 5 p.m. Eastern time today, President Barack Obama will participate in a BlogTalkRadio discussion about his health-care reform plans. The discussion is sponsored by faith-based groups who back reform. The meeting is sponsored by “40 Days for Health Reform,” a group organized by more than 30 religious organizations to support Obama’s reform initiative. Three Catholic organizations are listed on the “40 Days for Health Reform” website as sponsors: Network — A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby; Catholics United; and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. Along with those...
  • FOLLOW-UP: Anti-gun bigotry may be losing traction

    08/18/2009 8:05:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies · 2,353+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 August, 2009 | Dave Workman
    As the Obama health care program continues to descend from debate to debacle, increasing attention is being given to a handful of activists who have attended protest rallies openly carrying firearms, leaving some television reporters and commentators having to acknowledge there is nothing illegal about it. When I wrote about MSNBC’s Chris Matthews joining in the vitriolic attacks on gun owners here, and about anti-gun bigotry here, it brought the hoplophobes out of the proverbial woodwork. At least a few of these folks were not shy about displaying their prejudices, to the point of race baiting, which – thanks to...