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  • White House: Ebola Virus "As Important As Any Threat We're Facing" (video)

    10/03/2014 1:57:13 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 3, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    Late Friday afternoon White House Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco addressed the media on Ebola. Monaco said "we are not facing just a health crisis, we are facing a national security priority." Monaco said the Ebola virus is "as important as any threat we're facing." LISA MONACO, WH HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISOR: As the president has said, we are not facing just a health crisis, we are facing a national security priority and it's one that he has instructed his team is as important as any threat we're facing. Since this outbreak began in March the president has directed that we...
  • Kirsten Powers: "It Is Safe To Say Obama Has Been A Huge Disappointment"

    10/03/2014 8:47:18 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 3, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    HUGH HEWITT, HOST: Kirsten, as a Democrat and as a veteran of the Clinton administration, would you rank for me from most competent to least competent the three Democrats: Obama, Clinton and Carter. Who was the worst of those three on competence issues? KIRSTEN POWERS: Clinton was the most competent, obviously. And then, I don't -- you know, Carter, I was a child, so I didn't live through that. So I don't know if I have as much as a sense of that and I also have a little affection for him because of his human rights work... It is...
  • Obama Takes Shot at FOX: Obamacare "Might Still Be A Fanged Threat To Freedom on FOX News"

    10/02/2014 12:14:30 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 42 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 2, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: I am not on the ballot this fall. Michelle's pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them. This isn't a political speech, and I'm not going to tell you who to vote for Ė even though I suppose it is kind of implied. But I have laid out my ideas to create more jobs and grow more wages. A true opposition party should have the courage to lay out theirs. There's a reason fewer Republicans are preaching doom on deficits Ė because they're now manageable. There's a...
  • Mark Levin: "A Revolt Going On With Top Generals And Obama"

    09/17/2014 8:02:28 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 114 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 17, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    MARK LEVIN: This is very odd. I just want to point this out. You actually have a revolt going on with the top generals and Obama. I'm talking about tanks pulling up to the White House and so forth. These men are trying to communicate to the American people that they are military men and we cannot defeat this enemy unless we use all of our armed forces and armed services. That's number one. Number two, Obama does not view this as a military action. He keeps telling us it's not a war, it's not a war. For him, the...
  • John Kerry: ISIL A "Hateful Ideology That Has Nothing To Do With Islam"

    09/10/2014 1:25:23 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 9, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: ISIL claims to be fighting on behalf of Islam but the fact is that its hateful ideology has nothing do with Islam. ISIL a manifestation of evil, a vicious terrorist organization and it is an organization that achieves its goals only through violence, repression and destruction. Fed by illicit funding and a stream of foreign fighters, it has seized territory and terrorized the people who live there regardless of their sect or ethnicity. There is literally no place for their barbarity in the modern world. This is a fight that the Iraqi people must win...
  • WH's Earnest: No Position On Stripping Americans Fighting With ISIL Of Citizenship (video)

    09/08/2014 11:19:04 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 30 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 8, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    REPORTER: There's potential legislation on Capitol Hill in terms of either stripping citizenship or taking action on passports of Americans who are serving -- who are fighting alongside ISIL. Is that a measure we expect to hear more from the president on Wednesday? JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: I've read about some of those proposals. I haven't looked at them specifically. I don't think we've taken a position on them at this point. But as I mentioned to Jeff, the administration certainly is interested in working in a partnership with members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, as we confront this threat.
  • Rep. Peter King: Obama Has "Absolute Power" To Carry Out Attacks Against ISIS

    09/07/2014 3:12:27 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 7, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    REP. PETER KING (R-NY): As a Republican, I do believe the president has the constitutional authority to take action now in Iraq and in Syria against ISIS. I believe as a matter of course, it's probably better for him to get Congressional approval, but I -- which I would certainly vote for. But I don't believe he needs it. And if that's going to delay what he wants to do, he should go ahead and just take action without waiting for Congress. This is too important to get this bogged down in a Congressional debate if the president does not...
  • Howard Fineman on Beheading: "First Time I've Seen Obama Take Something Personally" (video)

    HOWARD FINEMAN, HUFFINGTON POST: I think the president doesn't think in mano a mano terms. He likes to think of himself, and I know he thinks of himself, as a broad-gauged deep guy who plays a long-term game. Has allies, has a plan. Doesn't take it personally. This is the first time I've ever seen him sort of take something personally. Now there is also a school of thought --
  • Chris Matthews: "No Matter How We Got Into This, It's Obama's War Now" (video)

    08/20/2014 4:58:39 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 20, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: I think a lot of Americans watching that execution set-up we were just witness to, they would like to push the button and have all of the people killed. They can't stand what they saw. This will cause rage in this country to see the way they did this... No matter how we get into this, it is Obama's war now. I think he is saying that himself right there. They decapitated this guy on tape to get even with him for starting the war on ISIS. He's coming back. And we also have at least one other...
  • Obama: "I Don't Worry About Israel's Survival"

    08/09/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 26 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 9, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    From Thomas Friedman's interview with President Obama published August 8, 2014: TOM FRIEDMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: Are you worried about Israel's long-term survivability? I've been there for the last week watching the war. What does it feel like to you? PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it is amazing to see what Israel has become over the last several decades. I mean, you think about the dream of the early Zionists to have scratched out of rock this incredibly vibrant, incredibly successful and wealthy and powerful country is a testament to the ingenuity and the energy and vision of the Jewish people. And...
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: "No Ceasefire! Wipe Hamas Out" (with video)

    07/29/2014 8:40:53 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 21 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 29, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: Washington and both sides of the aisle to a degree will not face up to the fact that in Middle Eastern Islam there is a sickness right now that has perverted the religion grossly... And you have all these factions competing to see who can kill the most Christians, kill the most Jews. I mean, again, the Obama administration doesn't care about dead Christians or Jews, but gosh they're really worried, we want a ceasefire to rescue Hamas. No ceasefire, Sean. No ceasefire! Wipe Hamas out. Let me use one more Russian phrase because Russian is...
  • State Dept's Jen Psaki Cries Sexism: Russians "Targeted" Me Because Of My Outfits (video)

    06/13/2014 6:32:53 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 12, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says she has become a Twitter meme in Russian circles because she is a woman, claiming they "have a bit of a tendency to focus on the outfits Iím wearing and the colors Iím wearing." Psaki accused Russian outlets like Russia Today of sexism and spreading false rumors that she was fired from the State Department because she has not been at the podium lately. (Psaki's deputy Marie Harf conducted the State Department daily press briefing all last week.) Russia Today responded, saying the shots fired at Psaki on Twitter from Russians are for the...
  • Dinesh D'Souza on Racism "Never Have I Seen A Topic Less Experienced and More Talked About" (video)

    06/09/2014 2:01:12 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 9 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 9, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    D'SOUZA: Never have I seen a topic -- in this case, racism -- less experienced and more talked about. In other words -- when I was in college, the talk of racism was everywhere and the reality was, no one could find it. In fact, no matter who you talked to, you say, 'When is the last time it happened to you?' 'Oh, it didn't happen to me, but it's everywhere. It's everywhere.' So, after a while I realized what happen was the professor started talking about institutional racism. By which they meant, racism so invisible nobody knows where it...
  • SHOCK: NBC Reporter: Taliban Has Been More Forthcoming About Bergdahl Than U.S. Government (vid)

    06/04/2014 6:06:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 4, 2014 | Real
    NBC's Richard Engel says the Taliban is giving the media much more information about the Bergdahl swap than the U.S. government. Engel reports the U.S. government is updating journalists with written statements on the health of rescued POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "The Taliban, however, have been very forthcoming with information," Engel said. "We're kind of dependent on press releases and whatever the White House and others decide to give us," MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski said. "This is tough to cover and to get the story." "We've actually been getting more information today from the Taliban than we have from spokespersons here...
  • Sarah Palin: "Barack Obama Is Lazy" (video)

    05/21/2014 8:11:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 50 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 21, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    Posted on May 21, 2014 Sarah Palin: "Barack Obama Is Lazy" SEAN HANNITY: Why do you think the president does not hold people accountable? Eric Holder lies to Congress. You got obviously the worst rollout of a website with more lead time and more money spent in the history of man kind with Kathleen Sebelius. She didn't get fired. Shinseki isn't going to get fired. Why doesn't he hold people accountable? SARAH PALIN: A couple reasons. When you hold someone accountable, it takes energy and resource and Barack Obama is lazy. H warned us that he was lazy and attributed...
  • Actor Richard Dreyfuss: If Someone Doesn't Believe In American Exceptionalism, Hit Them In The Mouth

    05/12/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 78 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 11, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss talks to FOX News' Mike Huckabee about the importance of teaching the constitution and American exceptionalism. "We were responsible for the greatest revolution in the history of civilization. We gave to 98% of the human race freedoms that they have been lashed for, lost fingers for or had their heads chopped off for and we gave it to them for free and we are the most revolutionary nation that has ever been and ever will be and we don't know enough about our constitution or our history to know why we should be proud of...
  • Charles Murray: If Liberals Change 2nd Amendment, It Will Backfire And Militias Will Rise Up (video)

    04/25/2014 10:02:16 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 39 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 26, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES MURRAY: If by some miracle that change were made in that Amendment, it would be the biggest unintended consequence in the history of liberalism. You know what's going to happen? Every red state and a whole bunch of blue states, too. The state legislatures will create militias. And guess what? There are going to be a whole lot of people who want to be in those in those militias. There are going to be -- JOHN AVLON: We already have those, it's called the National Guard. BILL MAHER: Yeah, exactly. Thank you, John. MURRAY: No. If you change the...
  • Judge Napolitano on Bundy Ranch: "The Most Dangerous Part Of This Is Yet To Come"

    04/15/2014 7:37:07 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 56 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 15, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: I personally know the sheriff to whom you're referring and I know him to be a person of the highest intellectual honesty. He also has the highest fidelity to the constitution, as do the deputies who work for him or used to work for him. So do I believe that the most dangerous part of this is yet to come. Look, the federal government has a legitimate valid court order. But they don't have to enforce it by bringing in militaristic techniques. They don't have to enforce it by stealing his private property. They can enforce it...
  • Rand Paul RIPS Ted Cruz: Sometimes People Think They're The Next Ronald Reagan (video)

    03/10/2014 7:45:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 10, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    SEAN HANNITY: You're really taking on a lot of issues. One of them is outreach, the second one is the NSA, the third going after the president. Do you agree with Ted Cruz when he said Rand and I are good friends. Do you agree with that statement? SEN. RAND PAUL: We always have been good friends. I'm not real excited about him mischaracterizing my views and, you know, I won't let that pass. I think that, you know, sometimes people want to stand up and say, 'Hey, look at me, I'm the next Ronald Reagan.' Well, almost all of...
  • Dem Sen: GOP Challenger Has "Sense Of Entitlement" About Military Service (video)

    03/05/2014 7:15:00 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 8 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 5, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    PRYOR: In the senate we have all kinds of different people, all kinds of different folks who come from different backgrounds. And I think that's part of this sense of entitlement, that he gives off, that almost is like, I served my country, therefore let me into the senate. That's not the way it works in Arkansas.
  • Turley on Expansion of Presidential Powers: "We Have Become a Nation of Enablers" (MUST SEE video)

    02/12/2014 7:02:11 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2014) | RealClearPolitics
    KELLY: Let me ask you about this because in that soundbite we played before we went to commercial, you said the framers would be horrified because everything they did was to create balance between the branches of government and we've lost that. TURLEY: Well, I'm afraid it's quite serious because the framers created a system that was designed to avoid one principle thing, the concentration of power in any one branch. Because that balancing between these branches in this fixed orbit is what not only gives stability to our system but it protects us against authoritarian power, it protects civil...
  • Krauthammer on Obamacare: "This Law Doesn't Even Exist; It Exists In Obama's Head" (video)

    02/12/2014 4:32:55 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 24 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    KRAUTHAMMER: Remember how Democrats were complaining that when Republicans were trying to overturn Obamacare, it was somehow unpatriotic because it was an attack on the law of the land. This law of the land doesn't even exist; it exists in Obama's head. It's whatever he thinks, he wakes up in the morning and decides what the law is going to be. That is an understatement, that's not the way it's supposed to work. And we had an editorial in The Washington Post of all places, not exactly a right-wing rag, saying that Obama has really overstepped the lines arbitrarily, changing...
  • Westminster Kennel Club Host: Portuguese Water Dogs Require Owners Of "Equal Intelligence"

    02/11/2014 8:57:49 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 32 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 11, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW ANNOUNCER: The Portuguese Water Dog is an intelligent, athletic breed. They're excellent swimming and driving abilities made them well suited for their early role working with Portuguese fishermen. Spirited dogs, they are always ready for a full day's activity in or out of the water, and require owners of equal stamina and intelligence.
  • Kirsten Powers: I'm Tired Of "Having To Defend This President" And Obamacare (video)

    02/11/2014 5:04:52 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 29 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 11, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    KIRSTEN POWERS: Well, I think his explanation is probably the true explanation, that they need to do this, but at the same time, it's now gotten to the point where it seems like there's an exemption made for pretty much everybody except for individuals. A lot of people who have really been screwed over by the law, you know, who are left without insurance or with extremely expensive insurance. So, I think that Ron Fournier of The National Journal wrote something that ran today about -- .... CONTINUE READING...
  • White House: Obamacare Incentivizes Entrepreneurship By Allowing Ppl To Work Less, Get Subsidies

    02/04/2014 3:58:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 22 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 4, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: Jason, on your example, and youíre talking about somebody making -- working 60 or 65 hours a week and they might now be able to work. I canít remember if you used 30 or 35 hours a week. And they'd have health insurance, just an example. So it's a good thing that they now have health care; maybe they didnít before. But isnít that man or woman going from 60 or 65 hours to 30 hours -- JASON FURMAN, WHITE HOUSE ECONOMIC ADVISER: No, no. HENRY: They're making less money, right? FURMAN: I'm saying if they...
  • Obama To Concerned Mother: "You Don't Have To Pussyfoot Around, The Rollout Was A Problem" (video)

    01/31/2014 1:02:09 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 31, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    During a Google+ Hangout on Friday, Rebecca Stewart, a concerned mother, aired her grievances about Obamacare asked President Obama about the flawed rollout. The woman's most pressing concern was if her 10-year-old son could continue to see his specialist. "I know that I cannot keep my plan, which I liked, but as I'm trying to decide what to do going forward," she told the president. Obama directed the woman to call up one of the Obamacare call centers to get her "specific question" answered. However, the woman had told the president she "spent weeks on the phone, getting confidently delivered...
  • Dem Senator Dodges Questions About Campaigning With Obama (video)

    01/28/2014 9:14:49 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 3 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    Posted on January 28, 2014 Dem Senator Dodges Questions About Campaigning With Obama DANA BASH, CNN: Is he a liability for you, the president back home? SEN. MARK UDALL (D-CO): When the president comes to Colorado and talks about our all-the-above energy approach -- we've got lots of natural gas and solar power -- that resonates with Coloradoans. When he talks about making sure our veterans are treated properly that resonates with Coloradoans. BASH: Does that mean you're going to campaign with him? Or you're going to have him campaign with you side-by-side? UDALL: We're going to be running a...
  • Krauthammer Previews SOTU: Obama Is Admitting He Is A "Failure" (video)

    01/28/2014 4:11:16 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, listening to that excerpt from Ed Henry, you would think that's the campaign speech of someone running against Barack Obama. Obama is indicting the four years, the five years he's been president. He said the rich have done well, everybody else has stalled, inequality has increased. Well, the four years, the five years are his years. Essentially, he's saying my job now is to undo what I have done in the five years of my presidency. It's hardly sort of a ringing call to arms. I'm sure they now tested all of these words, inequality, opportunity, all...
  • Ruth Marcus: Monica Lewinsky "Was Not Precisely An Innocent Victim" (video)

    01/27/2014 2:10:22 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 43 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 27, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    RUTH MARCUS, WASHINGTON POST: I think it comes to something very interesting that ties together the Huckabee comments and the Rand Paul comments, which is there's only two ways -- there seem to me a tendency to talk about women in two ways when it comes to sex and sexual activity. Either they're terrible victims preyed on by older men as in Monica Lewinsky. President Clinton did a bad, bad thing, Monica Lewinsky was not precisely an innocent victim completely, I recall thong flashing there. They're either innocent victims or they are sexually promiscuous, slutty, low-life women. There's no sort...
  • Santelli to Obama: How Can We Redistribute Wealth If There Is No Wealth? (video)

    01/17/2014 5:21:54 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 17 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 16, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    RICK SANTELLI: We all know that after Friday's jobs report, we know the economy is doing better. What we can't predict is will it be in a straight line, a nice even glide path? Will it be a 25-degree upward glide path, 30-degree, 45-degree or continue to be somewhat bumpy as some of the strength we observed in 2011, with GDP later to be followed by weakness? I can't answer that but what I can answer is that governments can't keep spending like it's 1999. Now, comments made before his first cabinet meeting for 2014, President Obama said the following,...
  • George Will: "The New American Entitlement" Is "To Go Through Life Without Being Offended" (video)

    12/22/2013 11:13:45 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 22, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    GEORGE WILL: What we do see here, and this goes to the viewers' question about political correctness, the new biggest American entitlement is the entitlement to go through life without being offended. People think they have a right not to have their feelings hurt, not to have their sensibilities in any way exacerbated. I'd refer them to Jefferson who said, it does me no harm if my neighbor believes in 20 gods or one god, it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. We have forked for millennia to get to a point where we say the law will...
  • Stephen A. Smith: Ostracizing Black Conservatives "Makes Absolutely No Sense Whatsoever"

    12/15/2013 1:40:22 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 15, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    STEPHEN A. SMITH: I have profound respect for the iconic figure that is Jim Brown, what he's done in the sports world, the political conscience that is attached to him. But what he said, I deem inappropriate. I thought it was wrong, and more importantly, I thought it highlighted something, Skip, that I told you many, many years ago -- I mean many shows ago. Actually, not that many shows ago. When it comes to the African-American community, you have a plethora of individuals. For example, the black population hasn't given the Republican Party more than 15% of its vote...
  • Student On Arapahoe School Shooter: "Very Proud Of Being A Socialist" (video)

    12/14/2013 1:19:40 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Dec 14, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    The gunman responsible for Friday's shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado is being described as a "socialist" by his fellow students. "He was friendly enough. Very proud of being a socialist. He was very outspoken on his political views," student Angie Mock said. "To him, it just meant economic -- more economic equality."
  • Mark Levin: Economy "Cannot Be Fixed Until There's An Ultimate Collapse" (audio)

    12/11/2013 8:10:15 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 50 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 11, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARK LEVIN: They've got this massive debt reduction bill that cuts $23 billion over ten years and no future Congress will change its mind. Ever, never. He promises this. This would be the same Johnny Boehner who just two years ago -- really almost two and a half years ago -- signed off on the debt ceiling deal. Remember that one that had the sequestered cuts in it? And they're not going to back off of that, until they back off of it. No, ladies and gentlemen I will repeat what I told Paul Ryan yesterday. And you've heard it...
  • Krauthammer: January Is Going To Be A Train Wreck For Obama, Democrats (video)

    12/11/2013 5:21:21 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 31 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 11, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, at every level, every number that you get on this is either inflated or deceptive. As we just heard from Steve [Hayes], the number of enrollees are not enrollees. It's people who put stuff in their shopping cart. Amazon would never call it a sale until you get a sale. And they don't know how many have made the sale. And that's because what they call euphemistically, the back-end, which is the cash register of the whole system, is not working. The idea that you have to hand-match people who paid a premium with the insurers isn't...
  • MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry Likens "Derogatory Term" Obamacare To The N-Word (video)

    12/09/2013 1:49:37 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | RealClearPolitics
    MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, MSNBC: I want to talk today about a controversial word. Itís a word that has been with us for years. And like it or not, itís indelibly printed in the pages of American history. A word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame and divide and demean. The word was conceived of by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man. To render him inferior and unequal and to diminish his accomplishments. (More at link, including video)
  • Chris Matthews Elated By Obama: "He Came To Us Today, He Came Amongst Us" (video)

    12/05/2013 5:18:40 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 5, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    <p>DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he's looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media.</p> <p>CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us.</p>
  • Pro-Obama Turley: Obama's "Become The Very Danger The Constitution Was Designed To Avoid" (video)

    12/04/2013 4:06:34 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 31 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 4, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    JONATHAN TURLEY: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he's not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He's becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid. That is the concentration of power in every single branch.
  • Obama: Christmas Is No Time For Congress To Tell 1 Million Americans They've Lost Their Insurance

    12/04/2013 10:23:13 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 4, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: By the way, Christmas time is no time for Congress to tell more than 1 million of these Americans that they have lost their unemployment insurance, which is what will happen if Congress does not act before they leave on their holiday vacation. The point is, these programs are not typically hammocks for people to just lie back and relax. these programs are almost always temporary means for hard-working people to stay afloat while they try to find a new job or are going to school to retrain themselves for the jobs that are out there. Or sometimes...
  • Obama: Set Aside Belief That Government Can't Fix Inequality (video)

    12/04/2013 9:59:42 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 4, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Third, we need to set aside the belief that government cannot do anything about reducing inequality. Itís true that government cannot prevent all the downsides of the technological change and global competition that are out there right now -- and some of those forces are also some of the things that are helping us grow. And itís also true that some programs in the past, like welfare before it was reformed, were sometimes poorly designed, created disincentives to work, but weíve also seen how government action time and again can make an enormous difference in increasing opportunity and...
  • Obama: I Can Tell Who Is An Immigrant By "Looking At Faces" (w/ video)

    11/26/2013 6:21:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 70 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 26, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    OBAMA: As I was getting a tour of DreamWorks, I didn't ask, but just looking at faces, I could tell there were some folks who are here not because they were born here, but because they want to be here and they bring extraordinary talents to the United States. And that's part of what makes America special. And that's part of what, by the way, makes California special, because it's always been this magnet of dreamers and strivers. And people coming from every direction saying to themselves, you know, if I work hard there I can have my piece of...
  • MSNBC's Bashir Apologizes For Saying Someone Should Defecate on Sarah Palin (video)

    11/18/2013 1:29:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 147 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 18, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARTIN BASHIR: Last Friday, on this broadcast, I made some comments which were deeply offensive and directed at Governor Sarah Palin. I wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Mrs. Palin and to also offer an unreserved apology to her friends and family, her supporters, our viewers, and anyone who may have heard what I said. My words were wholly unacceptable. They were neither accurate, nor fair. They were unworthy of anyone who would claim to have an interest in politics, and they have brought shame upon my friends and colleagues at this network, none of whom were...
  • Cruz: House, Senate Should "Render Judgement" On Impeachment Of "Lawless" Obama (video)

    11/18/2013 10:36:38 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 16 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | RealClearPolitics
    MALZBERG: Impeachable? CRUZ: You know, Article II of the Constitution gives the president the responsibility to 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed.' We have never seen a president behave like President Obama, who believes he can just pick and choose. He'll enforce this law, not enforce another law. I mean that is -- MALZBERG: Impeachable? CRUZ: Deeply dangerous. You know, that's a question for the House, ultimately. The House, under the Constitution, makes the decision whether to impeach, and then the Senate is charged with trying it. So, that's a question for the House to access. MALZBERG: Would...
  • SHOCK: Howard Dean On Obamacare Website: "I'm Not Convinced It's Going To Be Fixed" (video)

    11/17/2013 5:02:50 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 29 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 17, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    HOWARD DEAN: There are two sort of aspects of this. And we can even focus on this one, which is the usual Washington panic, craziness, isolated from everything else that's going on in the country or the real problem which is they got to fix the website. And they've got to fixed the website. And I'm not convinced it's going to be fixed -- you know, I've seen a lot of tech rollouts. We don't do those well in this country. My rule for them is -- and no matter what -- electronic medical records or the tax department, it...
  • Brokaw: Botched Obamacare Rollout A "Low Point" For Obama, "Inexplicable" (video)

    TOM BROKAW: Well, there have been several low points, but this is certainly a low point at a critical time, coming into the 2014 elections, and a lot of Democrats beginning to bail on the idea of Obamacare. What was striking to me about that statement, "We should have been aware." Advertise I would think, given the importance of Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, eight months ago the president would have started every meeting with, "How are we doing? Is that going to be ready? That's going to be our big play for the second term," and demanding from...
  • OBAMA KNEW: Carney: Obama "Constantly Asked" About Status Of Obamacare, Rollout (videO)

    11/15/2013 2:01:46 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
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    JAY CARNEY: The president was regularly briefed on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the run-up to the launch. What he and others have said is that we -- at no time did we anticipate that the problems that we ended up seeing on October 1st would occur. And if we had -- KARL: People working on this knew there were problems, were worried this could happen and I'm just asking did the president ask the question? CARNEY: Absolutely. The president constantly asked where we were and what the progress on -- KARL: So who misled him? If...
  • Obama: Most People Will Be Better Off, "They Don't Necessarily Know It Right Now" (video)

    11/07/2013 5:01:42 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 57 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 7, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    OBAMA: So, the majority of folks will end up being better off, of course, because the website's not working right. They donít necessarily know it right [now]. But, even though it's a small percentage of folks who may be disadvantaged, you know, it means a lot to them. And it's scary to them...
  • Obama: Obamacare "Like Having A Really Good Product And The Cash Registers Don't Work" (video)

    11/07/2013 2:36:29 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 41 replies
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    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now, I am the first to say that the first month I have not been happy with. You've all heard about the website woes. Nothing drives me more crazy than the fact that right now, there is great insurance to be had out there -- choice and competition -- where people can save money for a better product, except too many folks have not been able to get through the website. Now, this is like having a really good product in the store and the cash registers don't work and there aren't enough parking spots and nobody can...
  • Dem Rep. Yarmuth "Cringed" At Obama Promise: "We Knew That Was Not Possible" (video)

    11/05/2013 7:29:28 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Nov 5, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    "We knew that that was not possible," Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky) said of President Obama's health care promise. "The federal government can't tell an insurance company to sell a certain policy or not. So we knew that there would be instances in which people would not keep the coverage that they had." (WHAS-TV, Louisville)
  • George Will: "Someone Has To Tell Obama It's Not Clever To Be Seen Trying To Be Clever" (video)

    11/05/2013 5:04:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 16 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Nov 5, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    GEORGE WILL: Someone has to tell the president it's not clever to be seen trying to be clever. In all the prevarications and the equivocations of politics, one tries to be economical in the use of the word lie. That's why Churchill once said an opponent was guilty of terminological inexactitude. Well, it's hard to avoid the feeling that even if the president really didn't know on September 26th what was going to happen on the first of October, now he knows what he actually said then, and he's not telling the truth about what he said then. In the...