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  • Fifteen Elephants and a Clown: The Donald’s life has been seven decades of buffoonery

    07/28/2015 7:35:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/28/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    If there was a good reason to distrust presidential candidate Mitt Romney, it had to do with his views on abortion. Not his position per se — as difficult as it is to understand the pro-choice tendency, there are people of good faith on both sides of the abortion question — but the fact that he arrived at that position so late in life and at a moment when his change of heart was politically convenient. Even if we assume that this was not simple cowardly political calculation, as in the matter of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama’s evolving...
  • In Tennessee, Obama Sings Davy Crockett

    07/01/2015 9:23:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The president appears more willing to burst into song after some rave reviews for his rendition of Amazing Grace. During a conversation about Obamacare in Tennessee, President Obama took a question from a man named Davy Crockett. “You don’t have a beaver cap,” Obama said to the man as he asked about about pushing through his application for social security. “Y’all remember that TV show? Actually a lot of people are too young here,” he said before singing a few bars of the tune. (Video)
  • Caption John Kerry

    04/02/2015 6:41:32 AM PDT · by csvset · 47 replies
    France24 ^ | 2 april 2015 | AFP
  • John Kerry won't apologize for "unconstitutional" GOP letter

    03/15/2015 7:56:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2015, 9:16 AM | Reena Flores
    Secretary of State John Kerry isn't planning on asking forgiveness any time soon for Senate Republicans' recent letter to Iranian leaders, saying the missive contained not only "false information" but that it was "directly calculated to interfere." When asked whether he would take responsibility for the letter in the multi-party negotiations with foreign leaders over Iran's nuclear program, Kerry said "not on your life." "I'm not going to apologize for the unconstitutional, un-thought-out action by somebody who's been in the United States Senate for 60-something days," Kerry told CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan in an interview Sunday on "Face the...
  • Pope Calls Women the "Strawberries on the Cake" of New International Theological Commission

    12/05/2014 12:37:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    Aletieia ^ | December 5, 2014 | Diane Montagna
    Pope Francis today addressed the International Theological Commission at the conclusion of its first plenary session. Traditionally held in the first week of Advent, the meeting of the ITC's new five-year term selects the three themes the Commission will consider over coming years. Thirty members are appointed to the International Theological Commission by the Supreme Pontiff for a term of five years, after which they may be reappointed. The Commission is attached to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In two previous terms, members of the Commission included two female theolgians: Sister Sara Butler, M.S.B.T., (U.S.A.), and Professor...
  • U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty [Obama Huffs and Puffs]

    07/29/2014 6:18:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 7/28/14
    The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a letter on Monday.
  • Has B. Hussein Obama Transformed Himself into the ideal "What Me Worry" (TM) Perfect Democrat?

    07/26/2014 8:16:41 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 11 replies
    Graewoulf | July, 26, 2014 | Graewoulf
    After 6 years, all of B. Hussein's vain attempts to "Fundamentally transform the United States of America' into HIS version of a European Socialist State, has resulting in Debt, Dereliction of Duty, High Crimes and Felonies, Depravity and Scandal.
  • Has anyone did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Biden: Gabby Giffords 'Was Shot and Mortally Wounded'(video at link)

    03/21/2013 12:04:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden incorrectly stated early today that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been "shot and mortally wounded":
  • Caught on Camera: Joe Biden Admits Gun Control Won't Stop Mass Shootings Or Save Lives

    02/13/2013 3:23:32 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 13, 2013 | Staff
    I used to post a picture of the Video but as as it copyrighted Moderators generally frown on that Joe Biden was caught on camera in Washington saying that new gun control laws will notprevent another mass shooting or lower the number of gun deaths. Yet the President and Biden are telling us that we MUST pass gun control even if it saves just one life.
  • The #1 Most Disturbing Thing About Biden in the Debate (vanity)

    10/12/2012 6:33:39 AM PDT · by workerbee · 53 replies
    Was anyone really surprised at Biden's behavior last night? I saw exactly what I expected to see. It's pretty much been his M.O. for as long as I can remember: mock, condescend, act bored by the other guy's youth/incompetence/ideas, etc. In other words, just like Putzident Obamugabe wanted, Joe was being Joe. However, for me, the part of the debate that was truly appalling -- even for Biden and his clown act -- was his dismissal of the concern of a nuclear Iran. I honestly could not believe what I was hearing, as he essentially poo-poo'ed Ryan (and by extention,...

    10/12/2012 6:16:56 AM PDT · by shortstop · 26 replies ^ | 10/12/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    What a jackass. Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States. What a jackass. For all the talk about his mom and dad, he didn’t represent them very well. He may have found the plastic surgeon and the tooth whitener and the hair plugger, but he lost his manners. And if one thing came out of last night’s vice presidential debate, it is that Joe Biden has no manners. He’s a rude, condescending jerk. The laughing, the interrupting, the sighing. If my seventh-grader acted that way, I’d take him out behind the woodshed. If a business colleague acted that...
  • Warren Buffett's 'Secretary' Is Not Amused

    09/20/2011 11:22:17 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 27 replies
    the atlantic ^ | 9-20-11 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    Carrie Kizer is not amused. An executive assistant for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. CEO Warren Buffett in Omaha, Neb., she has been fielding media requests for two days from reporters looking to talk to Warren Buffett's secretary. The calls have been coming ever since the president in announcing a plan to raise taxes on investment income said Monday morning, "Warren Buffett's secretary shouldn't pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett."
  • Steyn on Obama speech: ‘Narcissisticbuffoon’ pushing ‘pansyleft’s view of the world’

    05/20/2011 3:21:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/20/11 | Jeff Poor
    For many on the right, the stock of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy credentials went up after he authorized the U.S. raid that led to the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden earlier this month. But since then, the White House has left much to be desired by those on the right, particularly after his speech at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. The latest critic, columnist Mark Steyn, who appeared on Thursday night’s Hugh Hewitt radio show, struck some critical blows at the president’s approach to Israel policy (Snip) “The fact is this narcissistic buffoon gave
  • Joe Biden opens his mouth about US Navy SEALs

    Since President Barack Obama announced that “a small team of Americans” had killed Osama bin Laden, US government officials have carefully stuck to the line that they will not talk about which units were involved. Obama did not say it was the SEALs. In numerous television appearances, Obama’s counter-terrorism chief John Brennan didn’t and his deputy national security adviser Denis McDonough didn’t. Despite the numerous news reports that named the SEALs, none of the anonymous briefers from the CIA and Pentagon would confirm it.
  • Mike Huckbaee (to GOP): Cut a deal to avoid government shutdown

    04/08/2011 4:39:51 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/8/11 6:07 PM | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mike Huckabee urged his fellow Republicans to throw in the towel on the budget stalemate, saying the GOP has the "most to lose" and needs to show it understands the personal impact a government shutdown would have on everyday Americans. "Republicans have got to show that the people of America matter more to them than the politics of their own houses, and that's what I'm hoping will happen," Huckabee told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Friday afternoon, just hours before a shutdown was set to take place without a budget deal.
  • ‘Whose Bright Idea Was It to Send Joe Biden Out to Talk About Egypt?’

    01/28/2011 8:38:50 PM PST · by lbryce · 36 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | January 28, 2011 | Staff
    Question of the day, asked by Blake Hounshell of Foreign Policy in response to the latest eruption of Bidenism. “Asked if he would characterize Mubarak as a dictator Biden responded: ‘Mubarak has been an ally of ours in a number of things. And he’s been very responsible on, relative to geopolitical interest in the region, the Middle East peace efforts; the actions Egypt has taken relative to normalizing relationship with — with Israel. … I would not refer to him as a dictator.’ “ Remember how in 2008 we were told that Biden was such a brilliant choice as running...
  • Enough, Chris Matthews. Stop Lying About Michele Bachmann’s Iowa Speech

    01/28/2011 12:48:14 PM PST · by GVnana · 35 replies
    BigJournalism ^ | 1/28/2011 | Larry O'Conner
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has gone on a three-day Bachmann-bashing binge over a speech she gave in Iowa last weekend. In the speech, Rep. Bachmann pointed out that the scourge of slavery was a horrible chapter in our country’s history, but we should give credit to our forebears who worked tirelessly to eradicate slavery. As an example, she offered up John Quincy Adams and his relentless efforts on behalf of the abolitionist movement. Here is an excerpt from her speech and Mr. Matthews’ obnoxious assault on her and his guest:
  • Joe Biden says Egypt's Mubarak no dictator, he shouldn't step down...

    01/27/2011 4:45:34 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 66 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | January 27, 2011 | Dan Murphy
    Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the PBS NewsHour tonight with the most direct US governent comments yet about the gathering Egypt protests against President Hosni Mubarak's 29-year reign. ... Ahead of a day that could prove decisive, NewsHour host Jim Lehrer asked Biden if the time has "come for President Mubarak of Egypt to go?" Biden answered: "No. I think the time has come for President Mubarak to begin to move in the direction that – to be more responsive to some... of the needs of the people out there." Asked if he would characterize Mubarak as a dictator...
  • McCain: It's up to Obama to cooperate with GOP (Vichy RINO McCain stabs conservatives) (BARF ALERT)

    11/03/2010 5:59:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-10-03
    <p>PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says it's up to President Barack Obama to decide whether he wants to work with Republicans to solve America's financial woes and other problems.</p> <p>He maintains that he has been willing to work with Obama all along, but that the president hasn't shown the same cooperation.</p>
  • Carter Wins Release of American from North Korea

    08/26/2010 9:58:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2010 | Staff
    Former President Jimmy Carter is leaving North Korea Friday with a U.S. citizen who was imprisoned in the communist country after entering it illegally in January, according to the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Aijalon Mahli Gomes was imprisoned in January of this year and later sentenced to eight years of hard labor with a fine of about $600,000 for the crime of illegal entry into North Korea. "At the request of President Carter, and for humanitarian purposes, Mr. Gomes was granted amnesty by the chairman of the National Defense Commission, Kim Jong-Il," the Carter Center said in a statement....
  • Star Attorney's Reputation Is on the Line in Blago Trial (more Fitzmas ?)

    08/15/2010 12:37:15 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 36 replies
    AOL News ^ | 8-15-10 | Allen Lengel
    When he announced the charges in late 2008, Chicago's U.S. attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald, came at Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich with all the bravado of Eliot Ness going after Al Capone in the movie "The Untouchables." He told a throng of reporters that Blagojevich had embarked on a "corruption crime spree" and added, with a touch of the melodramatic, that the Democratic governor's crimes "would make Lincoln turn over in his grave." Blagojevich responded by hitting the talk show circuit, calling the charges unfounded and criticizing Fitzgerald. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, shown here in June, is seen as a "prosecutor's prosecutor"...
  • Alan Grayson’s Pathetic Attempt at Fund Raising: Names His Straw Man George W. Bush

    03/29/2010 6:10:02 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 14 replies · 450+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | 03/29/10 | Rhonda Robinson
    We have all heard of children with imaginary friends. Here’s a new one, how about a congressman with imaginary enemies? In a laughable attempt at fund raising, Alan Grayson the Florida Democrat that put himself on the national radar screen with asinine statements like, “Republicans want you to die quick” has posted a mock video of a bumbling George W. Bush on The Huffington Post, mispronouncing and making up words as he claims to be going after Grayson. Grayson wants you to believe it’s because he has courage.
  • Crazy Grayson Accused of Campaign Finance Violation (Ain't Karma Wonderful?)

    03/24/2010 3:16:45 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 363+ views
    The Lid/CQ Politics ^ | 3/23/10 | The Lid
    Sometimes bad things do happen to bad people, karma is a wonderful thing isn't it? Alan Grayson, the Human embarrassment from Florida may be in for a spot of trouble. The Congressman who gives a good name to a bull in a china shop, made himself famous with really nasty comments about people, he said of former Vice President Dick Cheney: “I have trouble listening to what he says sometimes because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he’s talking,” he also called Fox News the enemy of America, a female adviser to the Federal Reserve chairman “a...
  • Hugo Chavez Demands Queen returns Falkland Islands to Argentina

    02/22/2010 11:22:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies · 1,886+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/22/10 | Tom Leonard
    President Hugo Chavez delivered a bizarre attack on the Queen when the firebrand Venezuelan leader demanded Britain return the Falkland Islands to Argentina.The outspoken Mr Chavez used his weekly television and radio show Alo Presidente to rally Latin America behind the cause of his Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner by making a direct appeal to Buckingham Palace. "Look, England, how long are you going to be in Las Malvinas? Queen of England, I'm talking to you," said Mr Chavez. "The time for empires are over, haven't you noticed? Return the Malvinas to the Argentine people." Still addressing the Queen, he went...
  • Caption Carnival Floats in Germany

    02/09/2010 9:47:29 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 31 replies · 1,490+ views
    A papier-mache figure representing the statue of liberty and U.S. President Barack Obama on a carnival procession float is seen during a preview in Cologne February 9, 2010. The carnival procession will take place on Rose Monday, February 15, when hundreds of thousands of people all over Germany will celebrate. A papier-mache figure representing U.S. President Barack Obama giving money to China's President Hu Jintao (R) on a carnival procession float, is seen during a preview in Cologne February 9, 2010 A papier-mache figure representing U.S. President Barack Obama and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R), who pulls a Trojan horse...
  • Obama ties failed plane attack to al Qaeda [Whew, I was getting worried!]

    01/02/2010 5:07:58 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 163 replies · 5,616+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 2, 2010 | Jeff Mason
    HONOLULU (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday it appeared the man suspected of trying to bomb a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas was a member of al Qaeda and had been trained and equipped by the Islamic militant network. Defending his administration's counterterrorism efforts amid scathing Republican criticism, Obama said he received preliminary results of the reviews he ordered into air travel screening procedures and a "terrorist watchlist system" and expected final results in the days to come. Obama, who is on vacation in Hawaii, had called for an immediate study of what he termed "human and systemic...
  • Carter: Grandson’s Race Not Reason Enough to Apologize

    12/23/2009 3:38:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 39 replies · 1,634+ views
    JTA ^ | December 22, 2009 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Jimmy Carter is asking the Jewish community for forgiveness -- and insists it’s not simply because his grandson has decided to launch a political career with a run for the Georgia state Senate. Jason Carter, 34, an Atlanta-area lawyer, is considering a run to fill a seat covering suburban DeKalb County should the incumbent, David Adelman, win confirmation as President Obama's designated ambassador to Singapore. The seat, which is university heavy -- Emory, among others, is situated there -- also has a substantial Jewish community. The senior Carter outraged Jewish leaders with his book “Palestine: Peace not...
  • American Buffoon

    11/18/2009 5:00:29 AM PST · by radioone · 16 replies · 854+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-18-09 | Andrew Cline
    Barack Obama was supposed to be America's answer to the suave, European head of state. A debonair gentleman of the world, he would charm even the most sophisticated foreign leaders and prove, finally, that the United States is developed culturally, not just economically.
  • Steele demands investigation into alleged WH perks for top Dem donors

    10/28/2009 8:12:55 AM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies · 812+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/09 | Michael O'Brien
    Republicans on Wednesday called for an investigation into allegations that President Barack Obama gave top donors special access to the White House. The Republican National Committee (RNC) demanded an investigation into a report published in The Washington Times that top donors to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had been rewarded with access to privileged White House tours, behind-the-scenes briefings and other perks. "The seriousness of this issue requires an immediate investigation looking into the degree and details of fundraising efforts between the White House and DNC, whether there was any quid pro quo offered to donors, and the names of...
  • Boehner: 'There's No Question That New York-23 Is A Bit Of A Mess'

    10/27/2009 2:59:02 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 8 replies · 946+ views
    TMP ^ | 10/27/09 | Eric Kleefeld
    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) appeared on the Neil Cavuto show, and was asked for his take on the NY-23 special election, which has seen a split in Republican ranks between supporters of moderate GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava, against Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman.
  • Axis Of Evil: Bush Right, Obama Wrong

    09/27/2009 5:57:46 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 11 replies · 672+ views
    Strata-Sphere ^ | 9-26-2009 | AJStrata
    Iran did something fairly important this week, in the grand scheme of things. Iran proved that President Bush and his “Axis of Evil” comment was accurate, and that President/Senator Obama (and all his liberal allies with blinders on) with his Pollyannish “Iran is not a threat” was wrong. Deadly wrong.(snip) Who is that naive and stupid? (Read Barry Buffoon)Combine this news with their known missile program (and their mad leader’s claims to wipe Israel off the map) and it becomes clear that Iran is taking this world into the abyss of hell.
  • Where Does Prince Charles Get Off Decrying Capitalism?

    08/06/2009 10:29:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies · 1,978+ views
    FOXBusiness ^ | August 04, 2009 | David Asman
    There are few things more annoying than a millionaire socialist -- hearing someone condemn capitalism after they’ve already banked their million. The only thing worse is a billionaire socialist. Folks like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez make this list. And now add to it Britain’s bonnie Prince Charles. Earlier this month the prince gave a lecture in which he blamed capitalism and consumerism for bringing the world to the brink of collapse and declared that the “age of convenience is over.” He warned that the world has just 96 months to avert "irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that...

    05/04/2009 11:09:41 PM PDT · by JLS · 6 replies · 685+ views
    National Review and Steynonline ^ | 5 May 2009 | Mark Steyn
    CHECK, PLEASE! Steyn on the World Tuesday, 05 May 2009 HAPPY WARRIOR from National Review At the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, they’re premiering a new ballet about a young French boy who’s befriended by a giant helium-filled balloon. Any balletomanes at the US embassy might be forgiven for assuming it to be some hastily concocted metaphor to Euro-American harmony in the Age of Obama: a lithe young Continental prancing around the stage enraptured by his dazzling bag of gas. But, as it happens, The Red Balloon is an adaptation of some fey French movie from the Fifties, when...
  • 100 DAYS, 100 MISTAKES

    04/26/2009 6:41:21 AM PDT · by kellynla · 15 replies · 1,599+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | April 25, 2009 | staff & multiple sources
    1. "Obama criticized pork barrel spending in the form of 'earmarks,' urging changes in the way that Congress adopts the spending proposals. Then he signed a spending bill that contains nearly 9,000 of them, some that members of his own staff shoved in last year when they were still members of Congress. 'Let there be no doubt, this piece of legislation must mark an end to the old way of doing business, and the beginning of a new era of responsibility and accountability,' Obama said." -- McClatchy, 3/11 2. "There is no doubt that we've been living beyond our means...
  • Conservative Reps. Want Napolitano Out

    04/24/2009 4:45:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 777+ views ^ | 4/22/09 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    House Republicans are calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to step down or be fired in the wake of a controversial department memo that has sparked indignant battle cries from conservatives and some veterans. “Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela," said Texas Rep. John Carter, a member of the party's elected leadership who has organized an hour of floor speeches Wednesday night to call for Napolitano's ouster. “The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed...
  • Video: CNN Mildly Scolds Obama For Bow, Media For Ignoring It

    04/11/2009 5:20:21 AM PDT · by kellynla · 22 replies · 1,022+ views ^ | April 10, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House miscalculated on its “no-bow” response. CNN spends a couple of minutes calling them on it — and giving profuse credit to Hot Air while doing so. Take a close look at the video shots in this Jeanne Moos segment, which aired this morning, and you’ll recognize my handiwork, especially in the part where CNN compares the bow to Saudi King Abdullah and the correct protocol of a head nod to the shorter Queen Elizabeth. Moos plays it down the middle in the inevitable man-on-the-street interviews, but winds up mildly chiding both the White House and the media...
  • Mark Whittington: Obama Bows to the Saudi King

    04/03/2009 4:47:23 PM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 3,152+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 4/3/2009 | Mark Whittington
    President Barack Obama has stirred yet another controversy when he appeared to bow to the King of Saudi Arabia during the recent G20 Economic Summit. The appropriateness of an elected President bowing before an absolute monarch has been questioned. The writer Mark Steyn suggested, rather caustically, "So let me see if I understand American protocol in the age of Obama: The First Lady hugs Queen Elizabeth as if she's some granny at a seniors' center photo-op, but the President of this republic prostrates himself before King Abdullah as if he's a subject of the Saudi pseudo-Crown." While the behavior of...
  • KARL ROVE: Obama Points Back to the GOP's Future

    03/25/2009 9:22:34 PM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 1,428+ views
    Something powerful is stirring in the land, and it may not be good news for President Barack Obama, his agenda or the Democratic Party. Mr. Obama said Tuesday night his budget moves America "from an era of borrow and spend" to "save and invest." But people are realizing he would add $9.3 trillion to the national debt, doubling it in six years and nearly tripling it in 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). How can that be "save and invest"? APIn his inaugural address, Mr. Obama told us, "The stale political arguments that have consumed us for...
  • Obama Defends Budget as Deficit Forecast Surges ( O'Buffoon! )

    03/21/2009 6:06:18 AM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 461+ views ^ | 3/21/2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Barack Obama defended his budget plans Saturday, insisting that he remained committed to halving the deficit within four years despite new data showing it was bigger than expected. "In total, our budget would bring discretionary spending for domestic programs as a share of the economy to its lowest level in nearly half a century," Obama said in his weekly radio address. "And we will continue making these tough choices in the months and years ahead so that as our economy recovers, we do what we must to bring this deficit down." The president said his...
  • The AIG Bucks Stop at Obama’s Desk ( More "Amateur Hour" )

    03/19/2009 5:25:24 AM PDT · by kellynla · 19 replies · 836+ views ^ | 3/17/09 | staff
    American taxpayers are in a justifiable rage over news that executives of insurance giant American International Group (AIG), which has received $180 billion in federal bailout money since October 2008, gave themselves $165 million in bonuses they obviously do not deserve. Now, President Obama and Timothy Geithner, his Treasury Secretary are attempting to score cheap political points by condemning the AIG bonuses and promising to sue for the money’s return. This is political hypocrisy at its worst. Obama should stop blaming George W. Bush and take a cue from another former White House occupant, fellow Democrat, Harry S. Truman, whose...
  • Does Obama Know What He Is Doing?

    03/14/2009 5:11:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 49 replies · 2,058+ views ^ | March 14, 2009 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Conservatives are so aghast at the huge spending going on in Washington and the $1.75 trillion deficit (13 percent of our gross domestic product) it is causing them to overlook an even more basic question about the president: Is he competent? Does he know what he is doing? To be specific: Does he know how to do anything other than spend money? His stimulus package, of course, took no special ability. He left the details of the projects up to the House Democrats, who are more than willing to fill in the blanks. But his two other major initiatives --...
  • Obama too sunny? ( More "Amateur Hour" )

    03/12/2009 4:14:15 PM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 665+ views
    the Atlantic ^ | 12 Mar 2009 | Megan McArdle
    Our sister publication asks analysts whether the administration's economic forecasts are too optimistic. They would have gotten a more interesting discussion if their query had been "Is the Pope Catholic?" Of course they're too optimistic. In fact, the word optimistic is too optimistic. A better choice might have been "insane". Like Greg Mankiw, I would love to find a sucker investor who is willing to take the other end of a bet that both growth and revenue will fall short of the administration's predictions. Having defended Obama's candidacy largely on his economic team, I'm having serious buyer's remorse. Geithner, who...
  • Caption this Photo: Obama hits his head on Marine One

    02/09/2009 8:50:56 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 135 replies · 6,411+ views
    AP ^ | February 9, 2009
    President Barack Obama waves and learns the door on Marine One is much shorter than he is, and bumps his head slightly, Monday, Feb 9, 2009, as he leaves for a trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
  • Want Obama in a punch line? First, find a joke

    07/14/2008 10:44:38 PM PDT · by giotto · 37 replies · 189+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | Bill Carter
    What's so funny about Barack Obama? Apparently not very much, at least not yet. On Monday, The New Yorker magazine tried dipping its toe into broad satire involving Senator Obama with a cover image depicting the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his wife, Michelle, as fist-bumping, flag-burning, bin Laden-loving terrorists in the Oval Office. The response from both Democrats and Republicans was explosive. Comedy has been no easier for the phalanx of late-night television hosts who depend on skewering political leaders for a healthy quotient of their nightly monologues. Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and others have delivered a...
  • Carter on Today

    04/28/2008 5:50:10 AM PDT · by estrogen · 8 replies · 133+ views
    today show
    Jimmy is on with Merideth and states that the state dept. never told him not to go to the Middle East. What a loser
  • Jimmy Carter:Father of the Iranian Revolution

    04/21/2008 12:14:51 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 63 replies · 273+ views
    Pundit Review ^ | April 21, 2008 | Staff
    We just don’t get it. The Left in America is screaming to high heaven that the mess we are in in Iraq and the war on terrorism has been caused by the right-wing and that George W. Bush, the so-called “dim-witted cowboy,” has created the entire mess. The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the ayatollah Khomeini. Carter viewed Khomeini as more of a...
  • Huckabee Apologizes for Bhutto's Assassination

    12/27/2007 1:08:32 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 187 replies · 465+ views
    NRO ^ | December 27, 2007 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    With about 150 supporters crowded around a podium set up on the tarmac of Orlando Executive airport (and about 20 Ron Paul supporters waving signs outside) Mike Huckabee strode out to the strains of “Right Now” by Van Halen and immediately addressed the Bhutto situation, expressing “our sincere concern and apologies for what has happened in Pakistan.”
  • Ron Paul says he'd lift sanctions on Iran

    12/19/2007 6:41:44 PM PST · by freedom44 · 149 replies · 823+ views
    WCAX ^ | 12/19/07 | WCAX
    <p>MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Campaigning in New Hampshire today, Republican Ron Paul says he would lift sanctions on Iran and order the U.S. Navy to pull back from its shores.</p> <p>Paul says if the U.S. relieved pressure on Iran, people would breathe a sign of relief, interest rates probably would not go up and oil prices probably would drop.</p>
  • Huckacide (Huckabee = Dean)

    12/13/2007 2:44:10 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 84 replies · 1,966+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/13/2007 | Rich Lowry
    The ghost of Howard Dean haunts the pundit class. As soon as a candidate of either party spikes up in the polls, he is compared with Dean, who had a spectacular boomlet in the second half of 2003 only to deflate as soon as people began to vote in early 2004. After many false prophecies, Dean circa 2008 has finally arrived. He is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Not because he will inevitably blow himself up in Iowa. But because, like Dean, his nomination would represent an act of suicide by his party. Like Dean, Huckabee is an under-vetted former...