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  • W.H.: Resignation of Mubarak son not enough

    02/05/2011 10:11:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb. 5, 2011 | Glenn Thrush
    The White House is now openly pushing for replacing Egypt President Hosni Mubarak with a temporary caretaker government that includes the military and is applauding a decision by Mubarak’s son to step down as head of the country’s ruling party. But a senior administration official said those steps weren’t enough - and suggested that Mubarak needs to take “additional steps” to quell the chaos in the streets of Cairo, which is threatening to sink Egypt’s already foundering economy. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking to a conference of allies in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, expressed support for a transition effort...
  • Wisner: Mubarak 'must stay'

    02/05/2011 3:03:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Politico44 ^ | | 02/05/11 | MJ LEE
    Frank Wisner, a former ambassador to Egypt who was sent to Cairo earlier this week by President Obama meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, said Mubarak “must stay in office” to guide his country through important transitions in the coming months. “You need to get a national consensus around the pre-conditions for the next step forward,” Wisner told the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. “The president must stay in office in order to steer those changes through.” Wisner said he considered Mubarak’s continued leadership in his country “critical.”
  • Egypt unrest: Hosni Mubarak must stay - US envoy [Obama Massive Fail]

    02/05/2011 10:46:39 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 105 replies
    BBC News ^ | Feb. 5, 2011 | staff
    US special envoy Frank Wisner has said that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should remain in power to oversee a transition to democracy. The remarks appear to contradict previous US calls for Mr Mubarak to begin an immediate transition.
  • Food prices rise sharply - and there's more to come

    12/16/2010 6:58:21 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 153 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, December 16, 2010 | Stacy Finz, Chronicle Staff Writer
    For the first time since 2008, inflation is hitting consumers in the stomach. Grocery prices grew by more than 1 1/2 times the overall rate of inflation this year, outpaced only by costs of transportation and medical care, according to numbers released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists predict that this is only the beginning. Fueled by the higher costs of wheat, sugar, corn, soybeans and energy, shoppers could see as much as a 4 percent increase at the supermarket checkout next year.
  • My Groceries have been Obamasized! (Vanity)

    11/11/2010 7:53:35 AM PST · by frithguild · 64 replies
    November 11, 2010 | frithguild
    It is a war of words, because words stand for ideas. Winston Churchill said that history would be kind to him, because he would write it. Inflation is not coming, it is here. Perhaps calling debasement of the currency “Quantitative Easing” has allowed the government hand of inflation slip into our pockets a little bit less noticed than in the 1970’s. The dirty secret, however, is not what the Fed has been calling it. The Consumer Price Index, used almost universally to measure inflation, does not recognize inflation when packages have been “Obamasized”: That’s because of how the CPI—the Consumer...
  • It's Time for a New "Misery Index"

    08/29/2010 5:28:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2010 | Austin Hill
    Remember the “Misery Index?” If, like me, you are a “child of the 70’s and 80’s,” then you probably have some acquaintance with the term. Yet we don’t hear much about the Misery Index anymore. And given all that is and is not happening economically in our country right now, it seems like an appropriate time to bring back the index, although we’ll need to amend it just a bit. Let me explain. Back in 2009 when my co-author and I were doing research for our new book “The Virtues Of Capitalism,” I came across some background information about the...
  • 'Is Obama another Jimmy Carter?'

    06/01/2009 9:05:25 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 84 replies · 2,146+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May.26, 2009 | Rick Moran
    Bahukutumbi Raman, writing in Forbes , asks the same question AT writers and readers have been asking for months. "Is Obama another Jimmy Carter?" The defiant action of North Korea in testing a long-range missile with military applications last month, and its latest act of defiance in reportedly carrying out an underground nuclear test on May 25, can be attributed--at least partly, if not fully--to its conviction that it will have nothing to fear from the Obama administration for its acts of defiance. It is true that even when George Bush was the president, North Korea had carried out its...
  • U.S. Asks Cuba to Resume Talks on Legal Immigration (Mariel boatlift, Part Deux)

    05/23/2009 6:11:31 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 35 replies · 744+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Saturday, May 23, 2009
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is making another overture to Cuba, asking the island's communist government to resume talks that his predecessor halted on legal immigration of Cubans to the United States.
  • Obama to Delay Tanker, Kill Bomber

    03/11/2009 9:32:17 AM PDT · by pissant · 49 replies · 1,814+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/11/09 | Josh Rogin
    CQ's Josh Rogin reports: The White House has given the Pentagon guidance to delay procurement of aerial refueling tankers by five years and cancel plans for a new long-range bomber, according to three sources close to the discussions. No final decisions have been made, and the recommendations are part of negotiations between the Office of Management and Budget and the Defense Department over possible budget trade-offs this year, the sources said. The guidance represents two of the offset options that OMB gave the Pentagon last month regarding the fiscal 2010 Defense budget request. If the guidance survives the internal budget...
  • FBI may shift counterterror agents to anti-fraud

    02/11/2009 4:17:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 733+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/09 | Devlin Barrett - ap
    WASHINGTON – With thousands of fraud investigations under way, the FBI is considering shifting agents away from counterterrorism work to help sort through the wreckage of the financial meltdown. FBI Deputy Director John Pistole told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the bureau may reassign some of the positions that were reallocated to anti-terrorism work after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Such a move would be a further sign of the government breaking with the Bush administration's priorities, which pledged to assign every available resource to averting another terrorist attack.
  • President Obama seeks Russia deal to slash nuclear weapons [by 80 per cent.........]

    02/03/2009 1:57:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies · 1,837+ views
    President Obama seeks Russia deal to slash nuclear weapons President Obama will convene the most ambitious arms reductions talks with Russia for a generation, aiming to slash each country’s stockpile of nuclear weapons by 80 per cent. The radical treaty would reduce the number of nuclear warheads to 1,000 each, The Times has learnt. Key to the initiative is a review of the Bush Administration’s plan to deploy a US missile defence shield in eastern Europe, a project fiercely opposed by Moscow. Mr Obama is to establish a non-proliferation office at the White House to oversee the talks, expected to...
  • President Obama seeks Russia deal to slash nuclear weapons

    02/03/2009 7:29:03 PM PST · by CalifScreaming · 105 replies · 3,663+ views
    Times Online ^ | Feb 4, 2009 | Tim Reid
    President Obama will convene the most ambitious arms reduction talks with Russia for a generation, aiming to slash each country’s stockpile of nuclear weapons by 80 per cent. The radical treaty would cut the number of nuclear warheads to 1,000 each, The Times has learnt. Key to the initiative is a review of the Bush Administration’s plan for a US missile defence shield in Eastern Europe, a project fiercely opposed by Moscow. Mr Obama is to establish a non-proliferation office at the White House to oversee the talks, expected to be headed by Gary Samore, a non-proliferation negotiator in the...
  • (Vanity) The Nation's First Black Jimmy Carter, or, The Unbearable Lightness of Barry

    02/01/2009 8:39:32 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies · 1,270+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-1-2009 | grey_whiskers
    The latest news (aside from the SuperBowl) is that the Republicans in Congress have attempted to have their castration reversed. That's right: for some reason, they finally decided -- after the election, and therefore too late -- to act like conservatives: the House has rejected the Stimulus Bill in a bipartisan fashion, with not a single Republican vote. Let me repeat that. Not a single Republican vote. Do you realize what that means? It means that, after the $700 billion dollar "emergency bailout" (Epic FAIL!), the Congress has received such an earful from its constituents, that even after the shellacking...
  • Pathetic "Message"

    01/29/2009 9:06:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies · 1,074+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/29/09 | Amir Taheri
    IN his "first message to the Muslim world" Tuesday, President Obama on Al-Arabiya TV invited the Is lamic Republic in Iran to "unclench its fist" and accept his offer of "un conditional talks." A few hours later, after Obama had appeared on the Saudi-owned satellite-TV channel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a crowd of militants that no talks are possible unless the United States met a set of conditions. He demanded a formal apology for unspecified US "crimes"
  • The Second Term of Jimmy Carter

    09/15/2008 11:34:24 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 1 replies · 89+ views
    Penetrating Insights into the Obvious ^ | September 15, 2008 | Michael Asher
  • Meet Obama’s Foreign Policy Brain: Zbigniew Brzezinski

    09/13/2008 2:15:45 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 32 replies · 303+ views
    Jones Report ^ | Febuary 20, 2008
    "Then he is asked if he regrets “having given arms and advice to future terrorists,” and he responds, “What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?” The interviewer then says, “Islamic fundamentalism represents a world menace today.” But Brzezinski responds, “Nonsense! It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid. There isn’t a global Islam….” [Le Nouvel Observateur (Paris), 1/15/1998]"
  • The Democrats New Old Energy Polcy

    09/12/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 1 replies · 92+ views
    Our Republican Party has a 21st Century policy to lower gas prices and achieve energy security through increased American: 1. Production 2. Conservation 3. Free Market innovation The Democratic Party has a 1970s scheme that will raise gas prices and create energy insecurity through increased Government: 1. Taxation 2. Regulation 3. Intervention snip Never one to quit when he was behind, on June 30, 1980, Jimmy Carter signed the Energy Security Act (ESA) into law. snip The SFC established ambitious production targets of 500,000 barrels of synthetic fuel per day by 1987; and 2 million barrels of synthetic fuel per...
  • Obama's Carter-esque reflexes

    08/26/2008 6:07:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 99+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-26-08 | ABRAHAM KATSMAN AND KORY BARDASH
    Earlier this month, in a curious instance of life imitating art, the "3 a.m. phone call" that Hillary Clinton made famous in her campaign advertisement (suggesting that Barack Obama was not ready to handle international emergencies) became all too real. On August 8, 2008, at around 3 a.m. in Washington, the story broke that Russia was bombing several sites in neighboring Georgia. Minutes later, Georgian president and American ally Mikhail Saakashvili announced that Russia was conducting a large-scale military invasion of his country. How the candidates handled that call and reacted to the crisis may have a major impact on...
  • BACK TO JIMMY - What Biden Pick Really Signals

    08/26/2008 2:32:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 137+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug. 25, 2008 | Amir Taheri
    BACK TO JIMMY - What Biden Pick Really Signals BY choosing Sen. Joseph Biden as his vice-presiden tial running mate, Barack Obama sent three messages. The first two are implicit admissions that Hillary Clinton had a point in the primaries. The third tells us more of what Obama means by "change." Biden is supposed to make up for Obama's lack of the knowledge and experience needed to leader on national security and international affairs. And the Delaware senator, with his humble working-class origins, is also meant to reassure the "simple folk" that Obama seems to be losing. But the third...
  • More Evidence of Jimmy Carter's Second term

    08/26/2008 6:31:52 AM PDT · by newbie2008 · 3 replies · 227+ views
    I'M A BIG FAN OF JIMMY CARTER'S. I WAS, AS YOU REMEMBER, HIS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN IN 1976, THE FIRST PERSON TO ENDORSE HIM.~ Joe Biden http://www.iptv.org/iowapress/transcript_detail.cfm?ipShowNum=3435&play=true
  • VANITY: Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter Morph

    08/25/2008 3:45:36 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 9 replies · 1,072+ views
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  • Obama is a Carter Clone

    08/22/2008 7:20:28 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 14 replies · 119+ views
    For those of you who remember the Carter Administration, you remember how horrible it was. Democrats and Republicans agree that it may have been the worst presidency in memory. So why would we want to re-elect Carter? That’s what an Obama presidency would be. Check it out: Carter instituted “windfall profit taxes” on oil companies and prices went up (if you understand basic economics, you know why). Obama wants to create new “windfall profit taxes” on oil companies. Carter opposed nuclear and oil independence...prices went up...and Obama is also opposed to nuclear and oil independence. When people complained about oil...
  • Dick Morris: "Obama — the New Jimmy Carter"

    08/20/2008 6:40:46 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 54 replies · 562+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 20 Aug 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Last week raised important questions about whether Barack Obama is strong enough to be president. On the domestic political front, he showed incredible weakness in dealing with the Clintons, while on foreign and defense questions, he betrayed a lack of strength and resolve in standing up to Russia’s invasion of Georgia. This two-dimensional portrait of weakness underscores fears that Obama might, indeed, be a latter-day Jimmy Carter. Consider first the domestic and political. Bill and Hillary Clinton have no leverage over Obama. Hillary can’t win the nomination. She doesn’t control any committees. If she or her supporters tried to disrupt...
  • Birds of a Feather ... (Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama)

    08/07/2008 4:51:07 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 1 replies · 160+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | August 7, 2008 | Lias Fabrizio
    Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama have much more in common than their woeful understanding of the Islamist threat. As is by now apparent, Barack Obama and his crack team of foreign policy experts have proven themselves totally tone-deaf when it comes to understanding the American people and their views toward the rest of the world. His campaign’s strategy to convince voters that the way to win their hearts is to cozy up to those who hold them in disdain has resulted in a dip in his poll numbers. So, having failed to impress any of those who have not already...
  • Recycling Jimmy Carter

    08/06/2008 4:24:59 AM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies · 94+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8-06-08 | J. Robert Smith
    Barack Obama doesn't just talk about conservation, he practices it. In his thinking and proposals on energy, the Illinois senator has expertly recycled Jimmy Carter. Though there may be a difference here or there, the Obama policies are essentially Carter's. You have doubts? Read through Carter's energy speech from April 1977. In a nationally televised addressed, Carter struck themes that are echoed by Obama today. - Whereas Jimmy Carter accused the United States of being "the most wasteful nation on earth," Obama is fond of saying that Americans are energy hogs, consuming a quarter of the world's energy while being...
  • Stall that Slide to the '70s

    08/05/2008 2:07:11 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 174+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/5/08 | by Ed Feulner
    There aren’t many who long for a return to the 1970s. Those of us old enough to recall that decade tend to think of gas lines, a hostage crisis and Watergate. President Carter never used the word “malaise,” but he acted as if America was doomed to decline, and it was his job to make sure it went smoothly. There’s some malaise around today, too. High gasoline prices are back. Petroleum-producing nations (such as Venezuela, Iran and Saudi Arabia) again hold us hostage -- this time for petro-dollars, even as the value of our currency slides. And polls show both...
  • Raising Kaine?

    07/28/2008 6:47:15 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 18 replies · 132+ views
    Has Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine's chances of landing the coveted spot as Obama's Veep risen? According to stories at both The Politico and the Washington Post Kaine has risen to the level of serious contender, along with Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden. The WaPo story has close Kaine associates acknowledging that Kaine has told them that he has had "very serious" conversations with Obama about joining the ticket.
  • Rendell on Obama: "Not all of us are there yet"

    07/28/2008 11:28:12 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 15 replies · 256+ views
    The Sen. Barack Obama campaign held a conference call this morning on one of the key battleground states in this race: Pennsylvania. Team O, led by Gov. Ed Rendell, stressed the importance of registering and winning over the one-million-plus, un-registered voters spread out over the Keystone State.
  • Cornering Pennsylvania

    07/27/2008 3:10:58 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 30 replies · 177+ views
    It's complicated. Pennsylvania is a "purple" state that must go Democrat blue instead of Republican red for Barack Obama to win the November election. John McCain does not need Pennsylvania to win the White House, but Obama sure does.
  • Obama, "The Vast Majority Of Muslims," And The Rest Of Us

    07/27/2008 5:43:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 277+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2008 | Austin Hill
    So now that you know that the rest of the world loves Obama, how about you? I raised that question last Thursday night on my radio talk show at Washington, DC’s 630 WMAL, albeit rather facetiously. Despite what the forces at CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Rueters, The New York Times, and “CNN International” may want me to believe, I don’t assume that “the world loves Obama,” anymore than I assume that “the world hates Bush.” But now that the week of cathartic revelry is behind us and the excitement has subsided a little bit, it’s time for some reflection....
  • Brzezinski: McCain would start WWIV

    07/26/2008 9:34:37 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies · 196+ views
    Press TV ^ | Sat, 26 Jul 2008 22:26:50
    Former White House national security adviser says if John McCain becomes the next US president the world will move toward World War IV. Former US President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski criticized US officials in Senator McCain's camp for pushing the presumptive Republican nominee toward a radical foreign policy on issues such as Iran. Brzezinski described McCain's presidency as an 'appalling concept' as it would lead to the World War IV, arguing that from the viewpoint of figures surrounding the Arizona senator the Cold War counted as World War III. "Well, if McCain is president and if his...
  • Should America Be Defended?

    07/23/2008 7:07:04 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 44+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-23-08 | William R. Hawkins
    The Obama campaign website makes no mention of missile defense. Indeed, there is no national security issue area as there is on the McCain site. Discussion of defense topics is subordinated under the heading of foreign policy. This reflects Obama’s focus on diplomacy over military options. For example, consider the following statement, “Iran has sought nuclear weapons, supports militias inside Iraq and terror across the region, and its leaders threaten Israel and deny the Holocaust. But Obama believes that we have not exhausted our non-military options in confronting this threat; in many ways, we have yet to try them. That’s...
  • Obama speaks out on Afghanistan ( Pie in the Sky Barf Alert)

    07/20/2008 12:44:11 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 27 replies · 97+ views
    Al Jeezera English ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2008 | Al Jazeera and agencies
    Barack Obama, the US presidential candidate, has called the situation in Afghanistan "precarious and urgent". Obama, who visited US troops in Afghanistan and met Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, said on Sunday the US should start planning immediately for a shift of soldiers from Iraq to Afghanistan. "I think the situation is getting urgent enough that we have to start doing something now," he told the US TV network CBS. Television pictures showed a relaxed Obama at the heavily guarded presidential palace in Kabul, talking to Karzai and flanked by Afghan ministers and fellow senators Chuck Hagel and Jack Reed....
  • Carter deserves credit for his energy smarts (Idiot Alert)

    07/20/2008 4:59:15 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 45 replies · 184+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 7/20/2008 | Cynthia Tucker
    Even here in his home state of Georgia, Jimmy Carter does not receive universal acclaim. He is regarded by many as a weak-kneed appeaser or a naive do-gooder with a puritanical bent. Much of that reputation can be traced back to his widely noted July 1979 speech on the nation's "crisis of confidence," remembered as the "malaise" speech, though he didn't use that word. The response to that televised talk taught politicians one thing: Never ask Americans to make sacrifices. After all, it is now accepted wisdom that the speech — combined with hyperinflation, hostages and an oil spike —...
  • Is Obama the new JFK? No, he's the new Jimmy Carter

    07/19/2008 4:30:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 77+ views
    The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland ^ | 2008-07-20 | Gerald Warner
    YES, folks, it's déjà vu all over again. That charismatic American politician Jimmy Carter II, aka Barack Obama, is carrying all before him – at least in Europe – riding a tsunami of media-driven hysteria. When you are possessed of unlimited reserves of rhetoric, boundless ambition, an increasingly undisciplined ego and – er – not a lot else, the soap-box becomes addictive.
  • 1976 Revisited - McCain needs to run a "turn the corner" campaign

    07/19/2008 2:09:46 PM PDT · by flyfree · 16 replies · 161+ views
    NRO ^ | July 19, 2008 | Michael Barone
    ...The Ford ad team told them more — how he had grown up in Middle America, played football for the University of Michigan (the name of the team was omitted in ads aired in Ohio) and served in the military in World War II. There's an assumption this year that voters know John McCain pretty well. But my sense is that there is still a lot of filling in the blanks that the McCain campaign can do. Second, they filled in the blanks on Jimmy Carter. Most voters wanted to support a Democrat, and one who had smoothed over the...
  • Obama’s Jimmy Carter Disaster

    07/10/2008 10:04:48 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 11 replies · 156+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-10-08 | Samuel Slater Bakhtavar
    Many of Barack Obama’s national security policies are sideways, backward-looking and re-treaded from the Carter Administration. As examples, Obama supports direct negotiations with the Iranian theocracy, opposes support for pro-Democracy Iranian groups, and advocates open lines of relations with the most corrupt members of this despicable regime. All of this works only to legitimize the dictatorship, both in the eyes of the beleaguered Iranian people and in the eyes of the world, friends and foes alike. if enacted, this would be another very dangerous and short-sighted strategic blunder, and one from which we may never recover.
  • Iran Looking Forward to New U.S. President Reestablishing Embassy

    07/09/2008 3:27:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies · 68+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 7 July 2008 | John Semmens
    Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says his government is hoping that a President Obama will reestablish a U.S. diplomatic presence in his country. “The absence of a U.S. Embassy reduces the ability of our government to effectively communicate with the U.S. government,” Mottaki asserted. “The present arrangement is no substitute for the face-to-face interaction we enjoyed when Jimmy Carter was the U.S. president.” The United States has not had a formal diplomatic presence in Iran since the embassy was overrun by Iranian “students” and the staff taken hostage in 1979. Since that time, the Swiss Embassy has represented U.S. interests...
  • Energy Crisis Has Its Roots In Reaganism [megabarf alert, finish your dinner before reading]

    07/07/2008 5:53:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 89+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2008-07-08 | Richard Cohen
    Perusing the Sunday newspapers with plagiaristic intent, I come across an article about who's responsible for the current energy debacle. Politicians are mentioned along with the amazingly shortsighted auto executives and the oil industry itself. Names — lots of names — are dropped, everyone from the current Bush to the previous Bush to Clinton. But not a mention of the culprit-in-chief, Ronald Wilson Reagan — still, after all these years, the Teflon president.
  • Another Obama speech, another hologram

    07/07/2008 10:46:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 138+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-7-08 | GIL TROY
    Barack Obama gave another eloquent, thoughtful, thought-provoking speech this week, this time about patriotism in Independence, Missouri. Obama knew that the July 4th holiday gave him an opportunity to undo some of the damage that Hillary Clinton's primary campaign had done to him. But rather than being defensive, trying to prove his loyalty to America or refuting the claim that he was not-unpatriotic, Obama did what he did best. He spoke powerfully about patriotism - love of country - in a broad expansive way. He insisted that "no party or political philosophy has a monopoly on patriotism" - a sharp...
  • Obama's Jimmy Carter Disaster

    07/06/2008 9:38:37 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 42 replies · 455+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/5/08 | Slater Bakhtavar
    During the 1970’s, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who had acceded to the monarchist governmental leadership role present throughout Iran’s history, implemented economic, educational and social reforms. In 1978, in the midst of democratic reforms, the Shah and the Iranian people celebrated 2,500 years of Persian Monarchy. Thereafter, the Carter Administration, awkwardly wielding a contorted rhetoric of “human rights” thoughtlessly encouraged the overthrow of the Shah and thereby hastened the arrival of an exiled and obscure cleric Ayatollah Khomeini, and with him the Islamic Republic of Iran. President Carter’s misguided approach to raising human rights (catered to fundamentalists and communists) in...
  • Mr. Obama: Don't Betray My People

    07/03/2008 4:36:31 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 208+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 03, 2008 | Amil Imani
    Mr. Obama: Don't Betray My People July 03, 2008 Mr. Obama: Don't Betray My People By Amil Imani It looks like Mr. Obama may well be the next resident of the White House. It also looks like my people are going to be betrayed once again by a badly misguided American president. Jimmy Carter helped give birth to the virulent Shiite Islamism by forbidding the Shah of Iran to crush the bloodthirsty Ayatollah Khomeini and his band of rabid Islamists. Now, Mr. Obama intends to confer legitimacy on the illegitimate child, the Islamic Republic of Iran. Jimmy Carter, the self-appointed...
  • DESPITE HIS PLEA, OBAMA WILL BETRAY HIS PEOPLE

    07/03/2008 6:32:52 PM PDT · by hecht · 4 replies · 56+ views
    DESPITE HIS PLEA, OBAMA WILL BETRAY HIS PEOPLE Further proof that a bad President is not merely four bad years for our country. Who can forget Carter's gas lines, hostage crises, notch babies, and interest rates skyrocketing from 5 - 21% percent? We are still suffering from that even though interest rates came down after he left office in disgrace. Credit cards and loans stayed high, high, hish. And credit card rates are still obscene in many cases. But worse than that, Carter's failed foreign policy helped give birth and usher in the age of Islamic jihad. Carter threw our...
  • New Threat: The 'Obama Market' [and even make Jimmy Carter look good........]

    06/30/2008 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 108+ views
    New Threat: The 'Obama Market' By DAN DORFMAN June 30, 2008 http://www.nysun.com/business/new-threat-the-obama-market/80913/ As if investors didn't have enough to worry about, a new land mine is lurking: "the Obama market." That's what I heard over the weekend from a veteran investment adviser, Charles Allmon. "Political ramifications represent a significant added market risk that should not be ignored," he says. Initial polling suggests that Senator Obama will be the next president, a view Mr. Allmon shares. An Obama presidency is certain to mean a big tax increase, he says. He also points to the likelihood that the senator will seek to...
  • Carter, Obama, and the Evangelicals

    06/29/2008 5:35:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 87+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2008 | David R. Stokes
    As Barack Obama coasts to his coronation as the Democratic nominee in late August, he’s managed to convince many that he wears the mantle of Camelot. Toward that end, he’s been chasing Kennedy coattails every bit as much as he has delegates. Some who are clearly less-than-enamored of Mr. Obama have tried to suggest that his candidacy looks more like George McGovern’s in 1972 than that of Jack Kennedy in 1960, or brother Bobby in 1968. But that argument hasn’t developed much traction. A closer look at current personalities and patterns suggests another comparison, one that may actually be the...
  • John McCain blasts Jimmy Carter as 'lousy president'

    06/27/2008 4:05:40 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 58 replies · 146+ views
    LA Times Blog ^ | June 27, 2008 | Scott Martelle
    Don't you hate it when old Navy guys just can't get along? John McCain took a swipe at Jimmy Carter the other day in an interview, with the transcript getting posted over at the Las Vegas Sun earlier today. As the folks at CNN's Politicker point out, it's not just a gratuitous political shot, since McCain has been trying to tie Obama to Carter, generally considered by the right (and quite a few centrists) to have been an ineffectual president. But the comments are a bit jarring. McCain was asked by interviewer Jon Ralston, a Nevada political observer and blogger,...
  • CLINTON'S ECONOMIC PLAN: The Campaign; Gambling That a Tax-Cut Promise Was Not Taken Seriously

    06/15/2008 8:08:24 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 5 replies · 131+ views
    In selling his economic plan, President Clinton is gambling that voters never took seriously his campaign promise to lower the tax burden of the middle class and will respond favorably to an aggressive pitch based on equal measures of hope, fear and class revenge.
  • Obama Hoping Enough Voters Too Young to Remember Last CHANGEs

    06/15/2008 12:09:30 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 10 replies · 135+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 15, 2008 | Mondoreb
    "The more things change, the more they stay the same." --author unknown For the past 32 years, the election cycle has revolved in a most familiar way. Every sixteen years, the Democrat candidate for president has been a relatively-unknown who campaigned as an agent of "CHANGE!" "One reason why this constant mantra of “CHANGE! HOPE!” is so irritating is that they’ve been peddling this snake oil for decades." --Charles Johnson, Little Green Footballs[video of Carter commercial] Thirty-two years ago, it resulted in a squeaker of an election that wasn't decided until the next day. Jimmy Carter became just the...
  • Welcome to the real campaign, Sen. Obama

    06/13/2008 6:32:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 76+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 6/13/2008 | DAN K. THOMASSON
    WASHINGTON -- Pitching himself to voters as a centrist candidate with a slight adjustment to the left who appeals to both sides of the political aisle and is a prototypical outsider is going to be a tough sell for Barack Obama who has supported his party's line for the two years he has been in the Senate and is advised by leading insiders. His economic mantra of readjusting the nation's incomes to soak the rich and help the middle and lower classes through government spending is pure liberal dogma. It is the solution to our economic ills that the Democratic...
  • Carter's Second Coming?

    06/13/2008 5:25:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 148+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2008 | Richard H. Collins
    Barack Obama may be the political equivalent of a rock star with his huge crowds and his celebrity endorsements, but his economic policies are simply the warmed over liberalism of the sixties and seventies. Stale liberalism doesn’t have a history of success in America and doesn’t match his image of Hope and Change. This same old big government tax and spend liberalism is a far cry from a “New Politics.” So Obama has been forced into some creative marketing to sell his leftist ideology as post-partisan solutions to the country’s problems. If you can cut through the hype and the...