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  • Killer's family tried to intervene before rampage [Liberal spin begins]

    05/26/2014 11:45:32 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 57 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 26 MAY 2014 | AP
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage. The mother went to her son's YouTube channel and found the video in which he threatens to kill people. She alerted authorities and set off frantically with her ex-husband to Santa Barbara.
  • McLaughlin Group‘s Eleanor Clift : ‘Ambassador Stevens Wasn’t Murdered’

    05/11/2014 10:24:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift said on Sunday’s The McLaughlin Group that late U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed the night of the Benghazi attacks, had not been murdered but had died from “smoke inhalation.” “I’d like to point out that Ambassador Stevens was not ‘murdered,’” Clift said, using air quotes, “but died of smoke inhalation in a CIA safe room.” This did not land well. “It was a terrorist attack, Eleanor,” panelist-for-life Pat Buchanan said. “He was murdered in a terrorist attack.” Clift responded that it was an opportunistic terrorist attack inflamed by the anti-Muslim video, the blaming...
  • How Blaming Bush Led to the Ukraine Crisis

    04/28/2014 5:42:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For the Democratic Party, history began and ended with the election of George W. Bush. Nothing had happened before him. Every world crisis began with him and would only come to an end when the Democratic Party finally squeezed one of its own into the White House. If there was a problem, Bush had caused it. If another country hated America, it was Bush’s fault. Bush alienated Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East and even parts of Antarctica. It was all his fault, the media, academia and angry Trotskyite grandmothers marching for peace and tyranny in San Francisco agreed. Books...
  • The public still blames Bush. And it celebrates the Clintons.

    12/19/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by chessplayer · 48 replies
    Nearly five years after George W. Bush left office, half the public still blames the former president for the nation’s economic woes, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week.
  • CNN Blames Christians for Obamacare Problems

    11/19/2013 2:36:45 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/08/2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    CNN has blamed Christians for the problem of Americans without health insurance, calling it "The Obamacare 'scandal' you haven't heard about." In an article on CNN.com's Belief Blog, CNN writer John Blake says that, while famous pastors "preach in states where crosses and church steeples dot the skyline," they do nothing about "the poor who can’t get the health insurance they would receive if they lived elsewhere."
  • Right wing cyber attacks on Healthcare.gov website confirmed

    11/17/2013 5:55:46 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 95 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 11/14/2013 | David Phillips
    Yesterday, the House Homeland Security Committee published a video on their Youtube page highlighting a portion of the committee questioning Roberta Stempfley, acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cyber-security and Communications, who confirmed at least 16 attacks on the Affordable Care Act’s portal Healthcare.gov website in 2013. Roberta Stempfley highlighted one successful attack that is designed to deny access to the website called a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. A DDoS attack is designed to make a network unavailable to intended users, generally through a concerted effort to disrupt service such as repeatedly accessing...
  • Obamacare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel: Website Disaster Actually Fault of Fox News

    11/14/2013 5:20:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 14, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    Over the years, lefties have blamed Fox News for all sorts of things. Now, via Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel, we learn that the nation’s sole non-liberal television news operation is actually responsible for the HealthCare.gov debacle. In a debate with FNC host Megyn Kelly on her program last night, Ezekiel argued that Fox News Channel was really to blame for the fact that almost no one has signed up for the Obamacare insurance exchanges that are the center-piece of the law. “You and your colleagues were constantly criticizing, trying to underfund it and trying to make sure it didn’t work,”...
  • Pitiful: Sebelius to blame contractors, not HHS, for Healthcare.gov problems in House testimony

    10/29/2013 3:36:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/29/13 | Allahpundit
    Not only is this an egregious understatement of her own culpability, it’s horrible politics. Everyone knows that when a political crisis strikes, the surest way to soothe public/media outrage is with a phony, half-hearted “the buck stops here” statement accepting responsibility. Maybe it’s better this way. Why keep up a pretense of accountability at this point? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will tell a House committee tomorrow the site’s botched rollout was the result of contractors failing to live up to expectations – not bad management at HHS, as the contractors suggested. “CMS has a track record of...
  • Juan Williams: You know, it’s the GOP’s fault that Healthcare.gov flopped

    10/23/2013 7:19:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Juan Williams has a clear grip on responsibility for the failure of a program that got passed in Congress with no Republican votes, and implemented with no Republican management in a Democratic administration. Williams claims that the White House would have delayed the rollout of ObamaCare’s exchanges except for the opposition of the GOP to the program as a whole. As a result, Williams argues, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had no choice but to lie about the exchanges and let it unfold.Come on — you knew the media would eventually get around to this argument. You just didn’t expect...
  • Chuck Todd: GOP Has Palin, Cruz to ‘Blame’ for Bad ‘Treatment They’re Getting from Democrats,’ Obama

    10/14/2013 11:08:39 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and MSNBC host Chuck Todd reported on Monday that tea party figures like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin helped scuttle a potential deal to raise the debt ceiling over the weekend when they led World War II veterans to march on the White House. Todd reported that the tea party Republicans are “doing everything they can” to keep the shutdown and debt ceiling standoff “alive.” “While the non-tea party Republicans are desperately trying to end this standoff, the tea party Republicans are doing everything they can to keep it...
  • Ryan Steps in Cooly to move GOP Forward

    10/11/2013 9:28:07 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/11/13 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    For more than a week into a government shutdown, Paul Ryan kept a low profile amid the political uproar. When he finally emerged, the time was ripe for someone with his conservative cred and fiscal bona fides to step in and try to corral his bucking Republican Party. While a group of conservatives were driving the agenda in the quagmire over spending, Obamacare and the looming debt limit, Ryan dropped an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal outlining the Republican path forward.
  • McCain To Fox News: No, The Shutdown Is The GOP's Fault

    10/11/2013 9:54:23 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 117 replies
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) channeled his inner-maverick Friday during an appearance on Fox News Channel, repeatedly reminding the conservative network that the government shutdown was brought about by the quixotic effort to halt the Affordable Care Act. When anchor Martha MacCallum asked him about the White House's handling of the suspension of death benefits to military families, McCain said that while the administration deserves blame it was a GOP-induced shutdown that caused the problem in the first place.
  • Republicans lose the common touch

    10/06/2013 11:06:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Gulf News ^ | October 6, 2013 | Professor Adel Safty, special to Gulf News
    Simple and unadulterated hatred for Obama has driven the party to alienate the electorate by shutting the government down over their opposition to Obamacare.As I watched the deadlock over the approval of government expenditure finally lead to a partial shutdown of the US government, I could not help thinking how unfortunate it is that US lawmakers are behaving in ways unbecoming of their great and dynamic democracy. At stake in this incomprehensible showdown between Republicans and Democrats is the much-needed Congressional approval to government expenditure. The Republicans, under the sway of a minority of right-wing diehards, decided to use blackmail...
  • Heroic "Unpaid" US Capitol Police [Really!?]

    10/03/2013 4:02:24 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 35 replies
    Fox News Special Report ^ | 10/03/2013 | A.B. Stoddard
    Multiple mentions made by the liberal-leaning FNC commentators, at least one being A.B.Stoddard of The Hill, highlight that 'some' of the LEOs (Capitol Police & US Secret Service) are doing their duties 'unpaid'. Yes, they did their job in this chaotic incident with the automobile attack, but unpaid - really?
  • Shutdown finger-pointing ensues in race for governor

    10/01/2013 8:22:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    fredericksburg.com ^ | October 01, 2013 | Chelyen Davis
    Neither of Virginia’s two major-party gubernatorial candidates has any control over the budget impasse in Congress. But both are using the shutdown as political fodder, trying to tie each other to the most potentially unpopular positions of their national political parties. The message from Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s camp: that Democrat Terry McAuliffe is a Washington insider who would shut down Virginia government to get his way, in contrast to his own claim of bipartisanship. The McAuliffe camp’s message: that Cuccinelli is a Tea Party darling aligned with Republicans who would let government shut down to re-fight a health law that...
  • It’s the President’s Fault

    10/02/2013 4:57:36 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/2/2013 | Peter Ferrara
    Day 2 of the government shutdown, and look out the window. The sun is still shining, and the sky is still blue. The birds are chirping. The Great Government Shutdown is not that big a deal, even for the government. The federal civilian workforce includes 2.9 million bureaucrats. Out of that, only 800,000 are being furloughed, or just 27%. Even for these workers, the shutdown just amounts to a paid vacation for a few days. Just like the overballyhood sequester, average Americans won’t notice any change in their lives at all. But for those you who are offended and indignant...
  • Time to Shut it Down (Saturbray)

    09/28/2013 7:22:13 AM PDT · by bray · 16 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 9/28/13 | bray
    The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.”… Atcs 23:11 Where is it written that a shutting down the District of Corruption is an economic disaster? It is a disaster for those who believe the world would end without the economic engine called Washington DC. What if all of these people are wrong and the only thing standing in the way of an economic resurgence is the Federal Gummit? The opposite theory from the pundiots is the longer the Fed is...
  • Obama to Mark Five-Year Anniversary of Financial Crisis from Rose Garden

    09/15/2013 1:01:41 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/15/13 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, President Barack Obama will mark the five-year anniversary of the U.S. financial crisis by reportedly speaking from the White House Rose Garden to "highlight his administration's response to it." The Hill reports Obama will make his remarks the day after the official anniversary, which began when Lehman Brothers collapsed five years ago. In response to the crisis, "the Bush administration pushed its Wall Street bailout plan through a reluctant Congress in late 2008 and launched a separate effort to prop up the nation's automakers."
  • Obama Blames Five Years of a Bad Economy on "Phony Scandals" and "Distractions

    07/24/2013 2:31:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama did his best to shift his administration's focus to the economy today during a speech at Illinois' Knox College by blaming the anemic economy on Republicans and "phony scandals."  As predicted, Obama gave America the same speech he's been giving for five years, saying the country needs more infrastructure spending due to crumbling roads and bridges, that we must fight poverty, that CEOs are making too much money while the poor suffer etc. He even went so far as to tout "saving the auto industry" one week after Detroit filed for bankruptcy.  "Today, five years after the start...
  • Obama: Washington took its eye off economic ball ["phony scandals" and "stale debates."]

    07/24/2013 10:40:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Obama: Washington took its eye off economic ball Associated Press DARLENE SUPERVILLE 12 minutes ago PoliticsBarack Obama GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing Washington of taking "its eye off the ball" and getting distracted from the economy. The president is trying to refocus debate on pocketbook concerns after months that have been dominated by what he calls "phony scandals" and "stale debates." Obama's remarks come in a speech he's giving Illinois' Knox College. That school was the site of his first major economic address as a U.S. senator eight years ago. Wednesday's speech includes no new policy...
  • Fox’s Five Hosts Go After ‘Liberal Media’ For Trying To Pin Boston Bombings On ‘Right-Wing Radicals’

    04/17/2013 6:57:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 17, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    While CNN and MSNBC were broadcasting President Obama‘s remarks on the failed gun control compromise, Fox News’ The Five crew were discussing the media reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings. Co-host Greg Gutfeld went after media figures who he said attempted to “ascribe blame to people they already hate.” Andrea Tantaros reviewed what she sees as a history of “journalistic malpractice” after major incidents like this one, from the furor over the Sarah Palin target map after Tuscon to ABC News’ Brian Ross linking the Aurora shooter to the Tea Party. She said that there seemed to be no “repercussions”...
  • NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Points Finger At Senate GOP In Wake Of Explosions, Takes It Back

    04/15/2013 2:34:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 15, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In the immediate aftermath of the multiple explosions that rocked the Copley Square area of Boston during this afternoon’s marathon, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof took to Twitter to say that the tragic events are a “reminder” of how Senate Republicans blocked the appointment of a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). “[E]xplosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment,” he tweeted with a link to a Washington Post article on the Senate GOP’s threats to put a hold on President Obama‘s nomination for a...
  • Obama to UN: It's Not My Fault Stevens is Dead

    09/25/2012 1:28:08 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Big Peace ^ | September 25, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Passing the buck in dramatic fashion on the world stage, President Barack Obama told the UN General Assembly this morning that the U.S. government was not responsible for the anti-Islam video that he once again blamed for recent attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East. He added that more guards at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi would not have helped save Ambassador Chris Stevens, and that the real problem was "deeper causes" such as religious intolerance. "[I]t will not be enough to put more guards in front of an Embassy; or to put statements of regret, and wait for...
  • Obama Now Blames His Trillion Dollar Deficits on Bush Tax Cuts

    07/28/2012 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 28,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Today Barack Obama blamed his four years of trillion dollar deficits on the Bush tax cuts. From the president’s Weekly Address: You see, Republicans in Congress and their nominee for President believe that the best way to create prosperity in America is to let it trickle down from the top. They believe that if our country spends trillions more on tax cuts for the wealthy, we’ll somehow create jobs – even if we have to pay for it by gutting things like education and training and by raising middle-class taxes. They’re wrong. And I know they’re wrong because we already...
  • COMMENTARY: Recallistas turn to cannibalism!

    05/22/2012 10:39:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-21-12 | Kevin Binversie
    Recall supporters have turned their attention from character assassination to cannibalism. With recent poll numbers suggesting they’ll lose their 15-month campaign to take down Gov. Scott Walker, the recallistas have begun to eat their own. When the blaming and hating is done — when the smoke clears and the sun dawns June 6 — Walker likely will be the last man standing. In Wisconsin, the blaming began last week when liberal Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent posted what he called an exclusive on the recall race. An “unnamed top Wisconsin Democrat” was “furious” the Democratic National Committee would not pony...
  • Van Jones: Koch Bros To Blame For Trayvon Shooting

    04/06/2012 5:08:13 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 04/06/2012 | Unattributed
    "...listen, you've got the perfect storm building. You've got all the passion around Trayvon, and what a horrible injustice that was. And it turns out you can draw a direct line back to the Koch Bros, you can draw a direct line back to to mainstream corporations..."
  • Obama on Grim Economy: I Don't Control the Weather

    12/12/2011 6:20:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    During an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday, President Obama was asked if he could understand why the American people are frustrated with the lack of economic recovery. Obama responded by saying he "doesn't control the weather." "No matter how well we're steering the ship, if the boat's rocking back and forth and people are getting sick and, you know, they're being buffeted by the winds and the rain ... if you're asking, 'Are you enjoying the ride right now?' folks are  going to say, 'No.' " Obama said. "People are  going to say, 'You know what? A good captain...
  • President Obama -- The Blamer-in-Chief

    08/29/2011 7:52:26 PM PDT · by freespirited · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | 08/29/11 | Ray Stevens
    I usually write songs and this is my first attempt at writing an op-ed piece. It always amazes me how most political commentators beat around the bush. Well, that’s not how you write a song so let’s just cut to the chase and get to the chorus:My song, "Obama Budget Plan" can be seen on YouTube. It indicates that President Obama’s budget plan appears to be to spend as much of our money as he wants, on anything he wants and to pay for it by just printing more money. The fact is, President Obama doesn’t really seem to have...
  • Democrat Seeking ‘Price-Fixing’ Probe of Oil Refineries Not Sure How Many Are Run by ‘Big Oil’

    05/20/2011 10:50:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 20, 2011 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) - Senate Democrats are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate possible price-fixing of gasoline by U.S. refineries because “recent reports,” according to the senators, suggest the refiners are trimming supply to keep prices high. But a federal report from November shows that refinery stockpiles started to decline in 2008, if not earlier. At a press conference on Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that they had sent a letter that day to the FTC, “to request the Commission begin an investigation into potential price fixing of gasoline by U.S. refiners.” “Recent...
  • Pelosi Blamed ‘Oil Men in the White House’ for Gas Prices in ’08, Now Who’s To Blame?

    04/28/2011 12:07:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 28, 2011 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Back in 2008 then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) knew where she wanted to place the blame for high gas prices. “The price of oil is at the doorstep -- 4 dollars plus per gallon for oil, is attributed to two oil men in the White House,” Pelosi said in a CNN interview on July 17th, 2008. Now that President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are out of the White House, Pelosi has been silent on the issue. She has made no public comments on gas prices over the past few months. President Barack Obama...
  • Can’t Blame Bush. Dubya's wars, tax cuts, and bailouts are not what got us into this mess.

    04/18/2011 7:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2011 | Kevin Williamson
    Your average poorly informed lefty (but I repeat myself) will reliably tell you that our current fiscal straits are the result of three things: 1. Bush’s wars; 2. Bush’s tax cuts for the rich; 3. Bush’s bank bailouts. That is not true, of course: The main bank bailouts (odious as they were) have been paid back, often at a profit. The money-losing parts (and the likely money-losing parts) are the ones insisted upon by Barack Obama and his Democratic colleagues: the foreclosure-prevention programs, the endless maintenance of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, etc. The Iraq War, in its most expensive...
  • Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson story 'Fair Game' failed at the box office

    03/29/2011 6:02:42 AM PDT · by shortstop · 54 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 03/29/11 | Staff Article
    'Fair game' a box-office flop The movie Fair Game, about the Valerie Plame/Joseph Wilson affair, was in theaters and then it seemed to disappear. Any reason? Poor ticket sales, basically. Fair Game was a generally well-regarded movie (it got a good 79 percent favorable rating on the movie website Rotten Tomatoes) that starred big-name actors in Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. It was about CIA operative Valerie Plame (played by Watts) whose cover was blown in Bob Novak's widely read Washington Post political column. The information was allegedly leaked to Novak by White House officials to discredit her husband, Joseph...
  • Liberalism's Ugly Face

    01/13/2011 2:30:11 AM PST · by Scanian · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2011 | Vasko Kohlmayer
    While most normal Americans still reeled in shock in the wake of the Tucson shooting, liberals across the country were out in force blaming conservatives for it. Given how heart-rending the whole tragedy was, their reaction is truly mind-boggling. One can only wonder what kind of human beings would react in this way. To liberals' eternal shame, it turns out that the shooter was anything but a Tea Partyer and that his "conservative" credentials are rather thin indeed. In fact, the information that has emerged since then would appear to place him in the leftist camp, if anywhere in the...
  • Flashback: Arianna Huffington Films Role in Bush Assassination Fantasy-Film

    01/11/2011 3:16:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Big Hollywood (breitbart) ^ | 1-11-11 | John Nolte
    While you’re reading all those HuffPo articles filled with hand-wringing sanctimony about the current state of Republican political discourse, keep in mind that according to New York Magazine, the founder of the Huffington Post filmed a role in a sci-fi fantasy film where the two heroes of the film attempt to rid the world of evil by assassinating President George W. Bush: The two soldiers’ relationship blossoms, and Butch begins to get to know his lover’s family. But after he inadvertently draws attention to their ancestral home, disaster strikes. This tragedy radicalizes the pair and they become convinced that the...
  • Left-Wing Blame Game Won't Work With Arizona Tragedy

    01/10/2011 4:57:00 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/10/2011 | Carol Platt Liebau
    As the nation reeled from news that a gunman had shot a group of Arizona citizens including Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, an all-too-predictable response emanated from some on the left. Despite news reports suggesting that the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, was simply insane – a devotee of Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler, who believed in mind control and “conscience dreaming,” and who was convinced he would become the treasurer of a new currency – many left-wingers sought to attribute his despicable acts to a conservative political agenda. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote, “We don’t have proof yet that this...
  • Playing the Violence Card

    01/04/2011 3:04:40 AM PST · by Scanian · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 04, 2011 | Christopher Chantrill
    Our lefty friends have just come off a pretty a good century playing the blame game on conservatives for "violence." Whether it was corporate goons whacking union organizers at the Battle of the Overpass, or racist Southern cops turning the fire-hoses on civil-rights marchers, or Chicago cops attacking the "kids" in 1968, you knew who the good guys were. Somehow the story of union thugs attacking Tea Party folks, or Reverend Al Sharpton inciting anti-Korean riots, or anti-WTO anarchists vandalizing downtown Seattle didn't have quite the same resonance with the American people. So our lefty friends play the right-wing violence...
  • They still don't get it

    11/04/2010 2:31:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 3, 2010 | George F. Will
    Unwilling to delay until tomorrow mistakes that could be made immediately, Democrats used 2010 to begin losing 2012. Trying to pre-emptively drain the election of its dangerous (to Democrats) meaning, all autumn Democrats described the electorate as suffering a brain cramp, an apoplexy of fear, rage, paranoia, cupidity -- something. Any explanation would suffice as long as it cast what voters were about to say as perhaps contemptible and too trivial to be taken seriously by the serious. It is amazing the ingenuity Democrats invest in concocting explanations of voter behavior that erase what voters always care about, and this...
  • Nancy's scapegoat search

    10/19/2010 2:56:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 19, 2010 | Editorial
    Nancy Pelosi emerges from her bunker today to headline a New York fund raiser, a last-gasp stab at scaring up support for House Dems. And scare is in the script. Speaking in Pittsburgh yesterday, she fired up what's left of the Steelworkers' Union there by prophesizing calamity in the event of a GOP landslide. That, and laying blame -- at the feet of President Bush. And the Chamber of Commerce. "We have lost millions of jobs to outsourcing under President Bush," said Pelosi -- who then blamed her party's woes on foreign donations allegedly used to fund the pro-business chamber....
  • The Economic Blame Game Continues (What the government did right and what they're doing wrong)

    09/20/2010 10:09:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 09/20/2010 | Robert Samuelson
    It is a ritual as predictable as the tides. With every election, we descend into sound-bite economics. Rhetorical claims grow more partisan and self-serving. We are now deep in this process. President Obama's policies either averted another Great Depression -- or have crippled the recovery. These debates confirm the dreary state of economic discourse. The right rejects the idea that sometimes government must rescue the economy from panic; the left sees salvation only in ever-larger government. The first is an invitation to anarchy; the second threatens long-term economic growth through higher taxes, regulations or budget deficits. When Obama took office...
  • Obama says Republicans holding recovery hostage

    09/10/2010 6:24:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/10/10 | Caren Bohan and Alister Bull
    Obama says Republicans holding recovery hostage By Caren Bohan and Alister Bull WASHINGTON | Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:07pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama accused Republicans on Friday of holding the middle class hostage and defended his efforts to stimulate the sluggish economy as he tries to reverse grim election prospects for his fellow Democrats in November. With opinion polls showing more Americans questioning his economic leadership, Obama used a rare news conference at the White House to hammer home a campaign-style message painting Republicans as obstructionist and the party for the rich. Obama has been on the...
  • Blame game could 'boomerang' on Obama, strategist says

    07/04/2010 8:21:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    cnn ^ | July 2, 2010 | Kristi Keck,
    When signs of a severe economic downfall emerged more than two years ago, then-candidate Barack Obama was quick to point a finger at the man he hoped to replace. Seventeen months into his administration, the message is often the same, and Republicans say it's time for him to drop the Bush bashing and take ownership of the problem. "Nothing makes a president look weaker than pointing the finger at past administrations," said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean. "By blaming somebody, it looks like you are playing politics and people just want jobs. They don't care about whose fault it is. Playing...
  • Obama Is Victim of Bush's Failed Promises

    06/25/2010 2:47:18 PM PDT · by Windflier · 45 replies · 2+ views
    SodaHead ^ | 26 April 2010 | Chuck Green
    Barack Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his first year in office. Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken promises ever. Most self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures ever. Fastest dive in popularity ever. Wow! Talk about change. Just one year ago. fresh from his inauguration celebrations. President Obama was flying high. After one of the nation's most inspiring political campaigns, the election of America's first black president had captured the hopes and dreams of millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year later his administration would be gripped...
  • BP Covers up it's missteps (sorry for the source)

    06/15/2010 7:23:27 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 54 replies · 710+ views
    MNSBC ^ | 6/14/10 | Keith Olbermann
    Please ignore his opinions. The guest begins talking at about the 2 minute mark. Sadly, this comports with much of the stories we are hearing about information suppression.
  • Vanity: White Single Women Owe The US An Apology-Obama's Crucial Base

    05/31/2010 9:30:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 128 replies · 2,394+ views
    According to Gallup, "White single women, unmarried, widowed, divorced, and separated" voted "overwhelmingly" for Obama. On this Memorial Day, this crucial slice of Obama's base of support without whom he would have been elected owe this nation an apology. Blacks; Hispanics; and Moslems voted tribal politics. But this group was more than liberal, it included a large segment of conservatives and independents who had soured on Bush. Today with $13 trillion in debt- almost $12 trillion of it accumulated in the last six months alone, a burgeoning government; a foreign policy in tatters from Iran, to N. Korea to the...
  • Open assault on dignity ( Egypt )

    05/23/2010 7:36:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 514+ views
    Weekend Review ^ | May 21, 2010 | Raghda El Halawany
    Women suffer harassment by men on Cairo's streets while the authorities and society choose to look the other way. Sexual harassment is becoming an everyday battle for women. I have to face this increasing problem every time I leave for my downtown work," said 34-year-old Mona Hassan, part of Egypt's large working middle-class. Like most Egyptian women, Mona is used to being harassed and grabbed by men in the crowded streets of Cairo. For women in Egypt, sexual harassment is an annoying but all too common part of life. In 2008, the Egyptian Centre for Women's Rights (ECWR) released shocking...
  • Ponder this: Who rescued the market last week?

    05/14/2010 4:21:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 751+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 13, 2010 | John Crudele
    It is one of the most bi zarre searches since Bin Laden. Regulators are still looking for a Waldo (star, of course, of "Where's Waldo?") so they can pin the blame on someone -- and any old, fumbling fat-fingered trader will do -- for the near catastrophic decline in stock prices last Thursday. Now, in the latest apparent development in this case, The New York Times said the government is interrogating a trader -- probably at Gitmo -- about "heavy selling in the market for stock index futures." That's all well and good. Scapegoats are what makes America the land...
  • Obama administration says Emirates Airlines Dropped the Ball

    05/05/2010 4:08:49 AM PDT · by mreerm · 30 replies · 790+ views
    Drudge Report / ABC News ^ | May 5, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    Senior administration officials say that Faisal Shahzad was put on the no fly list on Monday at 12:30 pm ET. So how was he able to board the Emirates Airlines flight to Dubai? “It takes a few hours for the airlines system to catch up,” a senior administration official tells ABC news. Another senior administration official adds that Emirates refreshes their system to update with US intelligence information periodically – but not frequently. In any case, the first official says that airlines were “within minutes” of Shahzad being put on the no-fly list told to “look at a web-board” and...
  • Leahy: Bush Dropped Ball, 9-11 'Could Have Been Avoided'

    05/04/2010 5:54:25 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 68 replies · 1,530+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As appeals to bi-partisanship go, this could down as recent history's most contemptible and hypocritical . . . On this evening's Ed Show, bemoaning the lack of conservative support for Pres. Obama handling of the Times Square attempted bombing, Dem senator Patrick Leahy has accused Pres. Bush of having "dropped the ball" on 9-11, claiming "9-11 could have been avoided." View video here.
  • The more America huffs about the yuan, the less China will do about it

    03/14/2010 5:30:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 309+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 03/13/10 | Liam Halligan
    The more America huffs about the yuan, the less China will do about it It's always easier to blame someone else for your failings. By Liam Halligan Published: 6:19PM GMT 13 Mar 2010 Comments 22 | Comment on this article A test of true character, perhaps, is the extent to which one is prepared to blame oneself. As such, the Western world's response to this self-made "credit-crunch" has highlighted the hypocrisy of our so-called leaders, their refusal to face reality and, above all, their lack of character. When sub-prime first hit, Hank Paulson, then US Treasury Secretary, said "this financial...
  • Larry Summers: Blame Bad Weather for Unemployment Figures

    03/02/2010 3:19:46 PM PST · by 198ml · 16 replies · 441+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/2/10 | Anthony Kang
    President Obama continuously tries to portray himself as a friend to the little-man, middle class and small business. Hence his attacks on "fat cats" who "just don't get it," while labeling the extravagant bonuses as "obscene," and "the height of irresponsibility." Meanwhile, members of his administration, in defending a sweeping small-business aid program Obama announced in his State of the Union, give reason to wonder if they really understand how to help small business. Among the administration's proposals for small businesses are a $5,000 tax credit to hire new workers, elimination of capital gains taxes, and new incentives to invest...