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  • Obama: Falsifier In Chief

    05/23/2012 4:14:10 AM PDT · by Kukai · 10 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Every scandal that severely damages a politician starts with a lie. Watergate wasn’t about a break-in; it was about President Nixon’s lies. Monicagate wasn’t about sex; it was about President Clinton’s perjury. Even the left’s favored slogans about the Iraq War were based on that premise: “Bush Lied, Soldiers Died.” But the Oval Office has never seen a prevaricator quite like President Obama. President Obama has forged his entire political career around his ability to be whatever others want him to be. As Obama himself put it in his second autobiography, The Audacity of Hope, “I serve as a blank...
  • O's 'blank screen'Why he's losing credibility

    10/17/2009 3:14:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies · 1,677+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2009 | LYNN FORESTER DE ROTHSCHILD
    IN "The Audacity of Hope," Barack Obama described himself as "a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views." This is a powerful tool in elections and explains why liberals, moderates, Democrats, Independents and Republicans joined together to give him 53 percent of the vote last November. Since his election, this "blank screen" has been an asset, allowing the new president to maintain an illusion of progress, even as he has avoided the hard choices necessary for progress. But, as Americans ponder the unavoidable consequences of the president's policies -- particularly health-care reform --...
  • “I Serve As A Blank Screen,”

    06/27/2008 5:08:02 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 16 replies · 474+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/27/08 | MICHAEL POWELL
    "On the death penalty, Mr. Obama wrote in his memoir, “The Audacity of Hope,” (Crown, 2007), that the penalty “does little to deter crime.” But he added that society has the right to express outrage at heinous crimes. During his 2004 Senate campaign, he publicly supported the death penalty, even as he called the justice system flawed and urged a moratorium on executions." "Mr. Obama is an introspective candidate, and perhaps the best analyst of his own political style. “I serve as a blank screen,” he wrote in “The Audacity of Hope,” “on which people of vastly different political stripes...
  • An ending with no meaning (ANDREW GREELEY "TAKES ON" THE SOPRANOS)

    06/15/2007 10:22:56 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 11 replies · 1,196+ views
    I must confess a temptation to complacent laughter at the frustration of all ''The Sopranos'' fans at the conclusion of the series. It was the most important television project ever, comparable to Don Quixote, Shakespeare, maybe even St. John's Gospel. Why did it end not with a bang but a whimper? It was also a powerful critique of corrupt capitalist American culture. Academics and intellectuals -- and pseudo-academics and intellectuals -- had searched the weekly bloodshed and vulgarity for wisdom hidden from the ages. How could the series stop without ending? Ordinary viewers, satisfied with the violent whacking of "Uncle...