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  • Patricia Smith Targets Hillary

    07/20/2016 10:00:52 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Two speeches at the opening night of the GOP Convention stood in stark contrast in both their content and their treatment by the lamestream media. The chattering class on the left focused on Melania Trump’s alleged plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s speech in 2008. They have largely ignored Patricia Smith, mother of Benghazi casualty Sean Smith, and her documentation of Hillary’s lies to the parents of the Benghazi dead in front of their son’s caskets. Melania may have paraphrased too close to the edge, but borrowing clichés about hard work and family does not plagiarism make and, even so, plagiarism is...
  • Baton Rouge Latest Battle In Obama's War On Cops

    07/19/2016 9:18:50 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Before someone says President Obama did no such thing and that Baton Rouge, like Dallas, cannot be laid at his doorstep, let us consider his own statement that “words have consequences”. From Ferguson to Baltimore and beyond President Obama’s words have been the equivalent of yelling “fire” in a crowded theatre. He has encouraged a false narrative of racist cops and racist police departments whose officers are guilty until proven innocent, or buried, whichever comes first. If there is a Pearl Harbor in this war on cops, it was Ferguson, Missouri, where President Obama’s Justice Department sent 40 FBI agents...
  • California Bites The Bullet With Background Checks

    07/07/2016 10:27:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On the heels of the San Bernardino massacre, where terrorists entered a gun-free zone to slaughter their unarmed victims, California Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown signed legislation making it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves. In the liberal mind, that doesn’t matter. It’s “gun violence”, not gang violence or terrorist violence. So let’s pass laws that would not have prevented San Bernardino: The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition, among other measures… Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/california_bites_the_bullet_with_background_checks.html#ixzz4Dk9BAJbu Follow...
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

    04/15/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On April 11, John Kerry became the first Secretary of State to pay his respects to at Hiroshima’s memorial to those who died when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. That event, and the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, brought a victorious and rapid end to World War II, and a Japanese surrender 6 days after Nagasaki, saving potentially millions of casualties on both sides if the U.S. had been forced to invade the Japanese home islands. Kerry’s statement during the visit, as reported by...
  • Trump Needs To Enroll In "Delegates 101"

    04/13/2016 11:01:43 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 13, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump is waxing wroth these days about Ted Cruz's rounding up of Colorado delegates and has called the whole GOP delegate selection process "rigged and crooked." He says this to audiences who probably know less about the state-by-state rules than he does. It is the blind leading the blind, telling the assembled mob to grab their torches and pitchforks and storm the establishment castle.
  • Trump's Corrupt And Liberal New York Values

    04/11/2016 4:41:42 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In a Fox News debate, Donald Trump attacked Sen. Ted Cruz’s critical reference to “New York values” with a passionate reference to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. As Real Clear Politics reported his remarks: I’ve had more calls on that statement that Ted made, that New York is a great place, it’s got great people, it’s got loving people, wonderful people. When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than New York.
  • Trump 'Concession' Suggests Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    04/07/2016 7:45:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 200 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If you think President Richard Nixon was paranoid to the point of having an enemies list, consider the Donald J. Trump statement following his crushing defeat by Sen. Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin primary. Trump did not make the statement personally, lest he provide enough ad hominem sound bites to last a generation. Rather he and his myth of invincibility hid from the camera he usually loves. The statement blaming his loss on everybody and everything but himself, and with the first word after his name being a lie, reads...
  • Nobody's Stealing The Election From Trump

    04/02/2016 6:26:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 150 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 2, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On the heels of a Marquette University poll showing Sen. Ted Cruz taking a 10-point lead in Wisconsin, Donald Trump once again whined on Wednesday that the “establishment” is trying to take the nomination away from him, citing the Louisiana delegate allocation which gave Cruz more delegates even though Trump got more votes. as Exhibit A. As Breitbart News reported: With less than a week to go until the Wisconsin primary, Trump came out swinging -- against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), against the Establishment lining up behind Cruz in order to keep Trump below 1,237 delegates so they can broker...
  • Little Sisters' Religious Liberty Goes On Trial

    03/25/2016 7:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    This is the kind of case the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia liked to sink his judicial teeth into -- whether the federal government can compel a religious entity like the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their religious beliefs and acquiesce to the ObamaCare contraceptive coverage mandate. As LifeSite News reported on Wednesday’s hearing: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a 175-year-old religious order of women who have vowed their lives to care for the elderly poor.
  • Why Trump Is Afraid Of "Crazy" Megyn Kelly

    03/23/2016 7:01:01 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It would appear the Gov. Chris Christie was right the first time, before he joined Donald Trump’s posse, when he told Fox News host Greta van Susteren that the Donald’s temperament was unsuitable for a man who wanted to be our next President of the United States. The latest example of that temperament was Trump’s call for a boycott of Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, whose first offense against the Trump ego was to question him vigorously on his attitude and remarks toward women in the first Fox News-hosted debate.
  • Obama SCOTUS Pick Is Anti-Gun Zealot

    03/17/2016 8:11:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2016 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns as part of his stump speech that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. On Wednesday, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia just such an individual -- Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbis, a Bill Clinton appointee.
  • Hillary's Right Not A "Single" Person Lost In Libya

    03/16/2016 11:01:18 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton attempted to defend her vote for the invasion of Iraq after her husband Bill signed the 1998 Iraq Liberation Act calling for regime change in Iraq, and she tried to draw a distinction between President George W. Bush’s toppling of Saddam Hussein and her toppling of Moammar Gaddafi in Libya. She failed miserably on both counts. In the process, as Yahoo Politics reports, she merely indicted her own incompetence and her callous indifference to the dead of Benghazi:
  • When Trump Blamed Pamela Geller For Inciting Violence

    03/15/2016 8:11:01 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 170 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump, who denies that his provocative and sometimes profane rhetoric (particularly against Muslims_ has anything to do with violence and protests at his University of Illinois-Chicago rally, once blamed conservative activist Pamela Geller for provoking an attempted armed assault by – wait for it – unnecessarily provoking Muslims. As Gideon Resnick noted last December in the Daily Beast, pre-candidate Trump was not as passionately concerned with Pamela Geller’s First Amendment free speech rights as he now is about his own:
  • Hillary To Lose The FBI Primary

    03/08/2016 5:49:36 AM PST · by raptor22 · 84 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 8, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    An analysis published Sunday in the Washington Post of the emails found on Hillary Clinton’s private server included emails Hillary herself sent that contained classified information. That she should have known the information she herself put in these emails should be classified, and having the power herself to classify them, puts the lie to her claim that she is innocent of wrongdoing because others did not mark them classified.
  • Trump Again Hearts Planned Parenthood

    03/03/2016 7:23:25 AM PST · by raptor22 · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shortly after he claimed to be a “unifier” during his Super Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump was at it again, lambasting “so-called conservatives” who don’t share his liberal position on Planned Parenthood, continuing to insist he applauds the group because it allegedly “does a lot of good of good things” for women’s health. Similar logic applies to his position on ObamaCare. He loves the coercive freedom- and job-killing individual mandate, which is the heart of ObamaCare, because he doesn’t want to see bodies in the street, a classic liberal rhetorical scare tactic. Planned Parenthood may do the occasional mammogram referral,...
  • Cruz Exposes Trump ObamaCare Lies

    02/27/2016 4:10:12 PM PST · by raptor22 · 103 replies
    America Thinker ^ | February 27, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One of the most amazing abilities Donald Trump has is being able to lie about his own record and get away with it. In an exchange with Sen. Ted Cruz during Thursday’s CNN debate in Houston, Trump was directly challenged on his past documented support for single-payer universal health care, and he lied again. As TheBlaze recorded the exchange: Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz cross-examined 2016 rival Donald Trump on Thursday’s GOP debate stage, getting the billionaire businessman on record denying many of his former positions on health care.
  • Godfather Trump Now Threatens Cub Owners

    02/24/2016 10:03:04 AM PST · by raptor22 · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The media obsession with “dirty tricks” by Sen. Ted Cruz stands in stark contrast to the benign neglect of the slash and burn tactics of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The media seems to be treating Trump’s slanders and threats the way they coddled Vice President Joe Biden, with the chattering class seemingly uttering in unison, “Oh, that’s just The Donald.” As Sean Hannity noted on his Twitter feed, Trump tweeted recently a version of his “don’t mess with me” mantra, summing up his modus operandi very concisely: “I’m very proud of this record. Wouldn’t this be good to have for...
  • Trump and Code Pink: Perfect Together

    02/20/2016 6:44:45 AM PST · by raptor22 · 110 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 20, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Politics makes strange bedfellows, as the saying goes, but maybe it’s not so strange that the anti-war loony left group Code Pink praised Donald Trump’s embrace of their “Bush Lied, People Died” mantra in the South Carolina debate. Trump’s comments that President George W. Bush deliberately sent Americans to their deaths based on a lie and knew 9/11 was coming and did nothing fits Code Pink’s alternate universe. Trump’s character assassination of the last Republican President should disqualify him from being the next one.