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  • Don't Forget the Man Who Reformed Welfare, Balanced 4 Strght Budgets, + Kick-Started the 90s Boom

    09/06/2012 11:32:10 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 7, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Obama Fact Checks Bill Clinton's Economic Record...

    09/06/2012 12:36:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-6-12 | The Looking Spoon
    If Obama has any regrets at the end of his life it will be those four words.This idea was suggested to me by a visitor to this blog.
  • Romney Claims Clinton in Latest Ad ("Give Me a Break")

    09/06/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/06/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Here's the transcript: VOICEOVER: “As the economy gets worse, Barack Obama calls on Bill Clinton to help his failing campaign. VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Economy Even Worse” PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “It’s about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.” VIDEO TEXT: “Obama TV Ad” VOICEOVER: “He’s a good soldier—helping his party’s president. But what did Bill Clinton say about Barack Obama in 2008?” VIDEO TEXT: “What Did Clinton Say About Obama In 2008?” PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.” VIDEO TEXT: “23 Million Americans Struggling...
  • Clinton Is Right, If Obama Is Reelected We Will Definitely Feel Something

    09/06/2012 10:14:19 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-6-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • HURT: Six things Clinton said at the DNC that undermined Obama

    09/06/2012 9:54:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/6/2012 | Charles Hurt
    ....5) Perhaps the most shocking barb of the night came as Mr. Clinton was lauding Republicans and their convention. “They looked good, they sounded good,” he said. “They convinced me that they all love their families and their children and were grateful they’d been born in America.” Really? Giving a speech nominating Mr. Obama to a second term and Mr. Clinton raises the birther card? At the very least, the line highlights persistent questions about Mr. Obama’s patriotism and whether the first lady really is proud of her country yet.
  • Fact Checking Bill Clinton's Assertion No President Can Solve Economic Crisis In Four Years... (pic)

    09/06/2012 9:49:31 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-6-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Bill Clinton’s long, long speech about the meanie Republicans

    09/06/2012 7:40:48 AM PDT · by Qbert · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/05/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Bill Clinton, don’t get me wrong, was the best speaker Wednesday night. But that is largely because the rest of the evening was atrocious. Clinton was hoarse, and he seemed to holler for no reason at all. He decried those meanie Republicans of today (the favorite ploy of partisan Democrats is to praise every Republican no longer in office), and he repeated the tropes that Republicans want you to be on your own, want a “winner-take-all” society and want to help only the rich. Yawn. [Snip] At his most effective, Clinton said that no president could have fixed in four...
  • Obama, Clinton seal alliance with bow, bear hug (pic)

    09/06/2012 6:31:58 AM PDT · by heartwood · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/6/2012 | AP staff writer
    Barack Obama and Bill Clinton sealed their political alliance with a bow and a bear hug. It didn't last long, but Obama and Clinton's center stage moment Wednesday showed signs of what was once unthinkable for the former rivals. The two presidents seem to actually like each other. They certainly need each other. Obama turned to the popular former president who oversaw an economic resurgence and asked him to make the case for a second Obama term at a time of high unemployment. Clinton needed him to continue to be relevant in the party he once led, and perhaps help...
  • Bill Clinton Rocks DNC: Second Obama Term Means ‘Shared Prosperity’

    09/05/2012 8:59:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The economy that President Barack Obama inherited from Republicans was “a total mess” and he needs another four years in the White House to finishing fixing it, former President Bill Clinton argued Wednesday in his prime time speech at the Democratic National Convention. The 42nd president of the United States commanded the DNC crowd, framing the upcoming November election as a clear choice between Obama, who he argued would bring “shared prosperity,” and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “My fellow Americans, you have to decide what kind of country you want to live in,” Clinton explained. “If you want a...
  • FACT CHECK: Clinton Claims of Compromise A Stretch

    09/05/2012 10:10:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 05, 2012 | TOM RAUM
    FACT CHECK: Clinton Claims of Compromise A Stretch September 6 2012 TOM RAUM — It's a fact of life in Washington that what one party considers a principled stand, the opposition considers pigheadedness. Compromise? That's the other guy's problem. But when former President Bill Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, he portrayed President Barack Obama as a pragmatic compromiser who has been stymied at every turn by Republicans. There was no mention of the role that the president and the Democrats have played in grinding compromise to a halt on some of the most important...
  • Pundits swoon over Bill Clinton’s speech

    09/06/2012 12:08:47 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 38 replies
    Bubba is back — off script but on message, according to TV pundits of all stripes. Former President Bill Clinton’s nearly 50-minute speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was praised by panelists and reporters on all three major cable-news networks. “I’ve been watching this former president of the United States going back to 1992 when I was CNN’s White House correspondent, and I have to tell you, this may be the best speech I have ever heard Bill Clinton deliver over all of these years, and I listened to so many of his speeches during his...
  • Obamanomics: Numbers Don't Lie, Unlike Bill Clinton!

    09/06/2012 12:21:36 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 8 replies
    Self | 9/05/12 | Me
    Bill Clinton: Obama is showing America the path to a modern economy. That was so funny I forgot it wasn’t a joke! How does verbally minimizing the accomplishments of the private sector –handcuffing businesses with excessive regulations while creating the largest pool of welfare recipients this country has ever known - aid in forging a vibrant economy? How does adding a record 5.5 trillion in debt in a mere four years - devaluing the dollar, the purchasing power of businesses and consumers - help create jobs, more disposable income, in a rising sea of inflation? Why is it, AGAIN, Democrats...
  • Flashback 1999: Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending(Bailout-Bill Clinton's Real Legacy)

    09/06/2012 3:18:00 AM PDT · by Son House · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 1999 | STEVEN A. HOLMES
    The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15 markets -- including the New York metropolitan region -- will encourage those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring. Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in...
  • Bill Clinton's Sham Night

    09/06/2012 4:15:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 6, 2012 | Ben Stein
    ........wait a minute, Professor Warren. Who do you think owns corporations? Who do you think have their retirement funds invested with corporations? Who do you think benefits if corporations do well?........ This idea that corporations are somehow non-human is just stupid. Isn't she a Professor at Harvard Law School? What's going on there? Plus, Ms. Warren had the strange habit of pressing her tongue against her lips and cheeks as if she were mimicking a sex act. That was unnerving. But it was a good introduction for Bill Clinton. This cracker snake oil salesman....immediately began to lecture the Republicans about...
  • Fact-Checking Bill Clinton

    09/06/2012 5:17:20 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 6, 2012 | Dana Loesch
    Bill Clinton was off his game tonight in one of the longest nomination speeches in the history of humankind. The former president began his DNC speech mocking the the very idea of self empowerment and individual success. After seeming to imply that he could work better with compromise than the man he was nominating, he launched into his trademark rhetoric: In Tampa, we heard a lot of talk about how the President and the Democrats don't believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everyone to be dependent on the government, how bad we are for the economy....
  • Special Report On Serial Rapist Bill Clinton

    09/06/2012 3:57:33 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 5, 2012 | Floyd Brown
    With President Bill Clinton back in the news this week at the DNC, Western Journalism’s Floyd Brown sat down with Marinka Peschmann, author of The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage to discuss. BROWN: President Bill Clinton is back in the spotlight this week thanks to President Obama asking him to be the keynote speaker at the DNC and put his name in nomination. What do you think of that? PESCHMANN: I think it’s a smart move—politically, not morally because the Clintons get to have...
  • Chris Matthews: If Clinton Landed On Mars "He Would Know How To Reproduce" (video)

    09/05/2012 10:34:29 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 61 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 6, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    Chris Matthews: "If Clinton landed on Mars, he would know how to do it with them. He would know how to reproduce. He would know everything. He'd just instinctively know. How to talk to people. He'd be laughing in about five minutes."
  • Krauthammer Scorches Clinton's Speech: "A Swing And A Miss" (video)

    09/05/2012 9:04:18 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 73 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 5, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    Charles Krauthammer reacts to former President Bill Clinton's address to the 2012 Democratic National Convention: "I think it was a giant swing ask a miss. Mighty Casey and Bill Clinton is a natural, he struck out on this. I don't think it would move a needle whatsoever. Look, it had all the classic Clinton elements; it was engaging, it was humorous. In some cases, it was generous and there are more mentions of the Bushes than I heard in three days in Tampa, but on the other hand it was also vintage Clinton. In that it was sprawling, undisciplined and...
  • What Bill Clinton won’t say Tonight about His Role in Creating the Economic Mess

    09/05/2012 3:44:59 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 9-5-2012 | John Rossomondo - Commentary
    September 5, 2012 What Bill Clinton won’t say Tonight about His Role in Creating the Economic Mess John Rossomondo President Clinton likely will be silent this evening during his speech nominating President Obama for a second term about the role he played in setting the stage for the economic collapse that ensued a decade later.He will likely pin the blame for the current economic mess on his successor, George W. Bush, and claim that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to take Americans back to the failed policies of the past, while dodging his personal role.The former President currently appears...
  • Media Rehabilitate Clinton for DNC Appearance

    09/05/2012 10:39:02 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 9 replies
    Accuracy in the Media ^ | September 4, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    The author of the explosive book, The Whistleblower. How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House, tells Accuracy in Media that the scheduled speaking appearance of former President Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday is more evidence that the media whitewash of the Clintons continues. Investigative journalist Marinka Peschmann says, “Only in Obama’s America would Bill Clinton, who employed Betsy Wright to handle ‘bimbo eruptions,’ used lawyers to intimidate women into signing phony affidavits to cover-up his despicable history of abusing women, including rape, be recast as the Democrat savior...
  • The Untold Story Of How Clinton's Budget Destroyed The American Economy

    09/05/2012 8:06:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/05/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Bill Clinton is giving the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention tonight. The idea is to make people feel nostalgic for the last time when the economy was really booming, and hope that some of that rubs off on Obama. However, in the New York Post, Charlie Gasparino uses the occasion to remind everyone that the seeds of our current economic malaise were planted during the Clinton years. Basically, it was under Clinton that Fannie and Freddie really began blowing the housing bubble, issuing epic amounts of mortgage-backed debt. The story that Gasparino tells is basically: Liberal Bill Clinton...
  • Carrying Obama's Bags (like it or not, he's been everyone's burden]

    09/05/2012 3:36:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 5, 2012 | Aaron Goldstein
    .... Ryan Lizza dropped this bombshell from the 2008 campaign in an article in the New Yorker: >>>Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, "A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags."<<< ......It should be noted here that the 42nd President isn't the first person to have carried Obama's bags nor will he be the last. Since Obama won the 2008 Iowa Caucus, the liberal media has been carrying his bags usually with great enthusiasm. Early on...
  • Bill Clinton Used To Lure Women To Vote Obama At Dem Charlotte Convention.

    09/04/2012 7:51:31 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 21 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/04/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Former President Bill Clinton would be best used at Democratic National Convention to testify how that only the Dems have been successfully defending women from the Republicans' War On Women. Clinton has had much experience in fending for the females.
  • Carter Clinton Obama Legacy: They Did Build That - America Built the Panama Canal

    09/04/2012 4:35:13 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 18 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 9-5-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Perhaps Jimmy Carter's most infamous act was signing the Panama Canal Treaties. The Panama Canal - We Did Build That - he gave it away to Panama with the stroke of the Presidential pen. Now, most of the ports on both sides of the Isthmus of Panama are owned by the People's Republic of China. A Chinese company manages the locks for the canal with 25% of them operated by the People's Liberation Army of China. For all of the Shah of Iran's shortcomings, Carter's lack of diplomacy brought down the Shah, an ally of the U.S. and a friend to...
  • Ed Rendell: GOP Welfare Attack Is Starting To Work

    09/04/2012 12:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 4, 2012 | Zeke Miller
    CONCORD, N.C. — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell warned Democrats today that the Republican attack alleging that President Barack Obama gutted the welfare work requirement is taking hold. "It’s starting to resonate," he told the Maryland delegation at a breakfast. "It’s starting to affect blue-collar white voters.” Rendell predicted that pushing back on the widely criticized attack will be a central component of the last Democratic president's speech. "I think the man that will push back on it will be the man that pushed for it and signed it — President Bill Clinton," Rendell said, "but he can't do it...
  • New Yorker's Lizza: Nothing Racial About Clinton's 'Obama Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags'

    09/03/2012 6:49:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's irresistible to play the game of imagining the MSM response had a prominent Republican been caught saying of Barack Obama that "a few years ago this guy would have been carrying our bags." In the case of a Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan, calls for them to quit the campaign would be echoing from the halls of MSNBC to the shores of the New York Times. But let a Democrat say it, in the person of The World's Greatest and Most Beloved Politician, AKA Bill Clinton, and well, no problem. The MSM reacts with a yawn. Take Ryan Lizza,...
  • Bill Clinton on Obama: "A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags"

    09/02/2012 3:35:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sept 2, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    This anecdote is revealed in a New Yorker article on the relationship between Bill Clinton and Obama: Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, "A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags."
  • Too awful to check: CIA passed on bin Laden hit in 1999?

    08/29/2012 9:48:05 AM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/29/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    According to a new book released this summer from a former member of Polish intelligence and reported by McClatchy today, an anti-Taliban guerilla group offered the CIA a perfect opportunity to end the threat of al-Qaeda’s inspirational leader, Osama bin Laden, in 1999 — after the Khobar Towers attack in 1996 that killed 19 Air Force personnel, and after the twin embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 that killed 12 Americans and more than 200 people overall. All the CIA had to do was green-light an assassination mission by the group run by Ahmed Shah Massoud, as they...
  • Obama’s 1990s Bill Clinton Canard

    08/28/2012 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2012 | Randall DeSoto
    On the campaign trail, President Obama often makes references to Bill Clinton and the 1990s as proof that increasing taxes on the “wealthy” will be no impediment to restoring our nation's economic health. In fact, he truly seems to believe it is good for the economy, like having an extra portion of broccoli or something. Now he even has Clinton himself, in a newly released ad, stating this is the case. Recently, at various campaign stops, Obama contrasted Clinton’s policies with the "trickle down snake oil" that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are selling. He added, “It did not work...
  • Bill Clinton Stars in Obama Ad

    08/23/2012 8:51:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 23, 2012 | Laura Meckler
    The Obama campaign is stepping up its use of the man who may be the president’s most powerful surrogate—former President Bill Clinton. He appears in a new TV ad, vouching for Mr. Obama’s stewardship of the economy. The goal: transfer positive feelings voters have about the economy under Mr. Clinton to Mr. Obama. “This election to me is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment,” Mr. Clinton says to the camera. “The Republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income people and go back to deregulation. That’s what got us in trouble in the...
  • Todd Akin Was Never Accused of Rape -- Unlike Bill Clinton

    08/23/2012 5:12:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | August 23, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Which is worse, Rep. Todd Akin's, R-Mo., ignorance about human anatomy -- or the way Republicans jump, run and hide when the Democrat-media complex decides they should? Akin is the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Missouri. In an interview, he said that he believed that pregnancy following an act of rape is "really rare -- if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down." Incredibly dumb. The married father of six, including two daughters, apologized the next day and then recorded an ad apologizing yet again. That, at...
  • White House Petition: Disinvite Former President Bill Clinton From the DNC Convention...

    08/20/2012 6:48:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    White House We the People Petitions | Monday, August 20, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
    Regarding the controversy about Rep. Akin's rape remarks, I have started a petition at the White House website to urge Pres. Obama to disinvite Bill Clinton from the Democrat's convention. Standards must be maintained by both parties. Please forward the link. After 150 signatures the petition will go live on the White House website. It can be seen here by those who sign up for a White House petition user acount and then can be signed. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/disinvite-former-president-bill-clinton-dnc-convention-over-his-history-abusing-women/XCDNwcjH Dropping the s from https may help view the petition. we petition the obama administration to: Disinvite Former President Bill Clinton From the...
  • The National Conventions: Blast From the Past or Vision of the Future?

    08/08/2012 1:20:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2012 | Bob Barr
    Will the upcoming national conventions be snoozers, or will they actually offer some degree of excitement? Over the last half century, these events have come to lack the suspense that accompanied them back in the days before state primaries wrested the power to choose party nominees from convention delegates and party officials. Now, national conventions are largely an excuse for companies and party leaders to throw parties for delegates to attend, to network and have a good time. Beyond that, these quadrennial rituals are little more than pulpits from which each side takes shots at the other; and a forum...
  • Bill Clinton's New Best Friends

    07/31/2012 9:26:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    It doesn't matter who wins in November; Bill Clinton will end this year on top. The former president will introduce Barack Obama on the penultimate night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. That's prime placement for the man who dismissed Obama's campaign as "a fairy tale" four years ago. In the new USA Network series "Political Animals," Ciaran Hinds plays the lovable coot ex-president ex-husband of Sigourney Weaver's secretary of state, who was appointed by the Democrat who trounced her in a contentious primary. Sunday night, viewers learned that the Big Creep-like Bud Hammond made crazy-talk statements during...
  • Elizabeth Warren to speak at Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC

    07/30/2012 5:59:23 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 37 replies
    Masslive ^ | July 30, 2012 | Robert Rizzuto
    Despite her national popularity among Democrats and an online petition with 1,247 signatures calling for her to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, Elizabeth Warren will not be headlining the gathering in Charlotte, N.C. Instead, the Harvard Law professor will speak ahead of former President Bill Clinton who will officially nominate President Barack Obama for a second term in office on Sept. 5 at the Time Warner Cable Arena. “Elizabeth Warren has championed the protection of the middle class throughout her life,” said 2012 Democratic National Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa in a statement. “At President Obama’s side,...
  • Bill Clinton to Have Key Convention Role (Impeached, disbarred, traitor, rapist to nominate Obama)

    07/29/2012 7:38:18 PM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, July 29, 2012 | Jeff Zeleny
    Former President Bill Clinton is set to play a central part in the Democratic convention, aides said, and will formally place President Obama’s name into nomination by delivering a prime-time speech designed to present a forceful economic argument for why Mr. Obama deserves to win a second term. The prominent role of Mr. Clinton, which is scheduled to be announced on Monday, signals an effort by the Obama campaign to pull out all the stops to rally Democrats when they gather for their party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C. An even more important audience will be the voters across the...
  • AP sources: Key role for Clinton at Dem convention

    07/29/2012 7:35:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2012 | JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton will have a marquee role in this summer's Democratic National Convention, where he will make a forceful case for President Barack Obama's re-election and his economic vision for the country, several Obama campaign and Democratic party officials said Sunday. The move gives the Obama campaign an opportunity to take advantage of the former president's immense popularity and remind voters that a Democrat was in the White House the last time the American economy was thriving.
  • The Obama Deception

    07/27/2012 11:08:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The Obama Deception is a hard-hitting film that completely destroys the myth that Barack Obama is working for the best interests of the American people. The Obama phenomenon is a hoax carefully crafted by the captains of the New World Order. He is being pushed as savior in an attempt to con the American people into accepting global slavery. We have reached a critical juncture in the New World Order's plans. It's not about Left or Right: it's about a One World Government. The international banks plan to loot the people of the United States and turn them into slaves...
  • GOP Operatives Praise Scott Brown's Latest Ad

    07/24/2012 1:14:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/24/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican operatives in Washington are praising Scott Brown's latest campaign ad. The ad, a contrast spot being run by the Republican Massachusetts senator, shows that Brown's Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, is to the left on economic issues of John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. Instead of being in the mainstream, Warren, along with President Barack Obama, is shown to be an opponent of free enterprise. The ad is called, "Let America Be America Again." "Devastating," says one Republican operative. "Long--but does a really good job of showing how radical the Obama/Warren view of...
  • Return of a Weiner?

    07/19/2012 6:21:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    I see that the stalwarts of Reform Politics throughout the city of New York have been given reason for hope and change. It is reported that former congressman Anthony D. Weiner (pronounced as you might expect) is testing the waters for a return to public life. He is mulling over a run for the mayor's mansion or perhaps a campaign for "public advocate." I am not really sure what a public advocate does, but Weiner has done things in public that are very daring, so I have no doubt he could handle the duties of a public advocate. You will...
  • Stephens: The Hillary Myth

    07/18/2012 9:52:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    the Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/16/2012 | Bret Stephens
    Suddenly we're supposed to believe that Hillary Clinton is a great secretary of state. Eric Schmidt of Google calls her "the most significant secretary of state since Dean Acheson." A profile in the New York Times runs under the headline "Hillary Clinton's Last Tour as a Rock-Star Diplomat." Another profile in the current issue of Foreign Policy magazine is titled, wishfully, "Head of State." The two articles are so similar in theme, tone, choice of anecdote and the absence of even token criticism that you're almost tempted to suspect one was cribbed from the other. The Hillary boomlet isn't a...
  • Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes

    07/16/2012 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 July 2012 | Arshad Mohammed
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria. A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles. Protesters chanted: "Monica, Monica", a reference to Former President Bill Clinton's extra-marital...
  • Geithner & Libor: What Did He Know about the LIBOR manipulation scandal and When?

    07/12/2012 1:32:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/12/2012 | Charles Gasparino
    The latest development in the Libor-manipulation scandal is that the banks weren’t really fixing the price of the key interest rate in total secret — US regulators were aware of the sleazy activities at the time, and seemed to have done nothing. Which should surprise no one. I can’t tell you how much federal officials knew about the activities of Barclay’s, JPMorgan, Citigroup and the other big banks at the center of the maelstrom. In coming weeks, both Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will inevitably discuss the mess when they appear before Congress. Bernanke testifies...
  • Barbara Bush gushes about Bill Clinton, says he treats George H. W. Bush like a father

    07/14/2012 6:53:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/14/12 | JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Bill Clinton may have forced her husband out of office - but Barbara Bush still considers him family. The former First Lady lavished praise on the man who defeated George H.W. Bush in 1992, lovingly saying that Clinton is “a good fellow” who is “very thoughtful about calling.” “He never said a mean word about anyone,” she said in an interview with Parade Magazine set to appear this weekend. She even revealed that her sons - including, of course, George W. Bush, who followed Clinton into the Oval Office - call him “My brother by another mother.” “He’s very nice,”...
  • Wealthy Socialite/Top Democratic Donor Denise Rich Renounces Her U.S. citizenship

    07/09/2012 10:45:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 9 July 2012 | Daily Mail.Reuters
    -Songwriter also has Austrian citizenship through her late father -Former husband Marc Rich fled the country when indicted on charges of tax evasion - but was pardoned by President Clinton in 2001 -House of Representatives committee later found Denise Rich had swayed the decision through donations to Clinton campaign -Comes as the latest wealthy American to denounce citizenship Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship - and, with it, much of her U.S. tax bill. Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, top Democratic donor and glamorous figure in...
  • Top Dem donor Denise Rich renounces h U.S. citizenship - saving tens of millions in taxes

    07/10/2012 10:12:53 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09 July 2012
    Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship - and, with it, much of her U.S. tax bill. Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, top Democratic donor and glamorous figure in European royalty circles, renounced her American passport in November, according to her lawyer. Her maiden name, Denise Eisenberg, appeared in the Federal Register on April 30 in a quarterly list of Americans who renounced their U.S. citizenship and permanent residents who handed in their green cards. ___Songwriter also has Austrian citizenship through her late father ___ Former husband...
  • Socialite dumps US passport and most taxes too(Denise Rich)

    07/09/2012 7:34:28 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 44 replies
    Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship - and, with it, much of her U.S. tax bill. Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and glossy figure in Democratic and European royalty circles, renounced her American passport in November, according to her lawyer. Her maiden name, Denise Eisenberg, appeared in the Federal Register on April 30 in a quarterly list of Americans who renounced their U.S. citizenship and permanent residents who handed in their green cards. By dumping her U.S. passport, Rich likely will save tens of millions of...
  • Obama, Romney campaigns observe cross-party generosity

    07/04/2012 6:07:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 3, 2012 | Kate Andersen Brower
    To some partisans, it may sound jarring: President Barack Obama talks about how he and former rival John McCain were simpatico in 2008 while Mitt Romney fondly recalls Bill Clinton’s White House tenure. Yet lauding the prominent elder statesmen from the opposing party has become a regular feature of the 2012 presidential race, with Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, using Clinton to score points against Obama the same way the president seeks such an advantage by invoking McCain. . . . Obama has made positive public mentions of McCain, an Arizona senator, at least six times over the last two...
  • The lies just don't get Democrats excited anymore

    06/13/2012 10:29:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/13/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The lies are finally thinning the Democrat Donkey heard. Because being a Democrat requires a certain combination of gullibility and a penchant for wishful thinking, lying is a stock in trade of being a Democrat politician. Nevertheless, the fact that fewer and fewer people including Democrats believe their Party’s lies is becoming obvious. While the history of the Democrat Party is a compendium of lies – Blacks are inferior sub-human being and therefore should be slaves – higher and higher prices will get America out of the Great Depression, -McCarthy is a drunken fool; there are no Communists in our...
  • Pileup at the White House

    06/11/2012 9:06:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/11/2012 | Dana Milbank,
    It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Obama. Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a “cascade” of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the “private sector is doing fine.” Could it get any worse? Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been...