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  • My Letter to Ted Cruz

    03/18/2016 5:51:47 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 92 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | March 18, 2016 | Jeff Head
    <p>I have been a longtime admirer of yours. Being myself a native Texan, who now lives in Idaho with my wife (with our five kids and eleven grandkids), I have watched and applauded your career there in Texas, in the US Senate, and now while running for President.</p>
  • Tea Partiers: Thad Cochran Told Us Fighting Obamacare a 'Lost Cause'

    04/25/2014 4:28:55 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 24, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    South Mississippi Tea Party chairman John Rhodes is fairly involved in politics. The Tea Party chapter he leads meets twice a month. An active supporter of state Senator Chris McDaniel in the U.S. Senate primary here, Rhodes has been intimately involved in endorsing candidates in a variety of races over the last few years, and frequently attends Republican events in the region. But when it comes to the incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, Rhodes said has never even met him. (snip) As Cochran campaigns in the first competitive reelection battle he's faced as a senator, local Republicans say they resent the...
  • Israeli lawmaker calls for arrest of US war criminals

    10/27/2010 7:12:43 PM PDT · by STD · 19 replies
    Israel Today ^ | October 26, 2010 | Ryan Jones
    <p>Like progressive's worldwide, this traitor to his nation and to his nation's allies must be taken out of circulation. By any means necessary folks. Defeat them in elections, take them to court repeatedly and finally if the above methods fail; scatter their remains across the desert.</p>
  • The President's 3 Options on Afghanistan Troops

    10/08/2009 11:51:04 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies · 573+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 8, 2009 | Martha Raddetz
    The troop request on the desks of the president and his national security team outlines three options, according to a source familiar with the document. One path is not to send anymore troops to Afghanistan, considered a "high risk option." The second is to send 40,000 troops, and the third calls for a major increase in troops, far more than 40,000. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, according to the source, recommends the "middle" option of 40,000 as the minimum number needed to have a chance of success...The White House, however, is downplaying the troop numbers as the focus of the president's deliberations......
  • What Happened to Sarah Barracuda?

    07/04/2009 6:50:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 163 replies · 4,904+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7.3.09 @ 6:25PM | By Philip Klein
    "What (Palin) had, more than anything else, was a toughness and a dedication to her position. She blew all that with her announcement today." One of the things that Palin had going for her was that she was, as Cindy McCain described her during the Republican National Convention, a "hockey-mommin' ... basketball shootin' ... moose huntin' ... fly-fishin' ... pistol-packing ... mother of five." She had been nicknamed "Sarah Barracuda," and took on the "good ole' boys" who controlled Alaska politics. However, to all but her most loyal supporters, today's bizarre press conference made her look brittle -- like a...
  • Tell this Poster why he's wrong: (Vanity) McCain will lose

    11/04/2008 1:55:06 AM PST · by Stingray · 166 replies · 4,926+ views
    Self | 11/3/08 | Stingray
    Yes, I'm afraid after all the hope poured out onto these pages, John McCain will lose. There are at least two very important reasons for this (and they have nothing to do with media bias). The first is - simply put - that McCain ran a lousy campaign. There was no focus on any one particular message that resounded with voters until Joe The Plumber came along (too little too late?) despite the fact that Obama's own voting record in the Senate said at least as much about his plans to "tax and spend" this country into bankruptcy faster than...
  • GOP, eyeing House losses, pulls out of key races, including Bachmann's race

    10/23/2008 4:47:35 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 91 replies · 2,719+ views
    GOP, eyeing House losses, pulls out of key races, including Bachmann's race West Central TribunePublished Thursday, October 23, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - National Republicans have yanked TV advertising for Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann's re-election bid after she suggested Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may have "anti-American" views and urged an investigation of unpatriotic lawmakers. Bachmann is one of four at-risk Republican incumbents left to fend for themselves by a cash-strapped House campaign arm in the crucial final days of the campaign amid a tough political environment for the GOP. The National Republican Campaign Committee has also canceled planned TV...
  • Ace goes off the deep end (Protein Wisdom blog)

    10/16/2008 12:15:51 AM PDT · by DJ Republica · 5 replies · 427+ views
    Protein Wisdom ^ | 10-16-2008 | INCITEmarsh
    Relax, people. McCain did fine. Re: Ayers. If McCain flogs that too enthusiastically he’s screwed. Obama already won a couple of news cycles last week when he painted McCain as unconcerned about the economy and wanting to debate something that happened 40 years ago.
  • War on Taliban cannot be won, says Army chief.

    10/05/2008 4:30:56 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 53 replies · 1,116+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | 10-5-08 | Christina Lamb
    Britain's most senior military commander in Afghanistan has warned that the war against the Taliban cannot be won. Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith said the British public should not expect a “decisive military victory” but should be prepared for a possible deal with the Taliban. His assessment followed the leaking of a memo from a French diplomat who claimed that Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, the British ambassador in Kabul, had told him the current strategy was “doomed to fail”. Carleton-Smith, commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, which has just completed its second tour of Afghanistan, said it was necessary to “lower our expectations”....
  • Democrats, Iraq: Psychelelic Defeatist Mystery WarTour

    06/05/2008 1:00:00 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 3 replies · 98+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 5, 2008 | Nancy Morgan
    The Democrat's Magical Thinking by Nancy Morgan Right Bias Something very strange is happening in the hallowed halls of the old media. From the Washington Post to the New York Times, articles are starting to appear actually acknowledging that the Iraq war may be, gasp, winnable. Even the United Nations went on record, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saying Iraq has made "notable progress" in the security, political and economic fields. This recent acknowledgment of the obvious has yet to extend to the Democrat Party. Despite the recent CIA assessment that portrayed al-Qaeda as essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia,...
  • The Conservative Case for Universal Health Care

    12/12/2007 10:48:04 AM PST · by ChurtleDawg · 218 replies · 1,008+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Dec. 12, 2007 | Randall Hoven
    I am a small-government conservative/libertarian and have hated the concept of socialized medicine almost all my life. But now, I could live with universal health coverage in the U.S.. Here's why. We now have the worst of both worlds: we are paying for universal health coverage, but not getting it. In fact, we pay more for health care in taxes than countries that provide universal coverage. Then we pay more than that amount again in private coverage. Additionally, what we have now in the U.S. is nowhere near a free market in health care. Defending the status quo is not...
  • 9/11 Is Over (Tom Friedman has made us stupid)(Barfer of the Month)

    09/30/2007 1:40:55 PM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies · 91+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/30/2007 | Thomas L. Friedman
    ....the story made me both laugh and cry, because it reflected something so true — how much, since 9/11, we’ve become “The United States of Fighting Terrorism.” Times columnists are not allowed to endorse candidates, but there’s no rule against saying who will not get my vote: I will not vote for any candidate running on 9/11. We don’t need another president of 9/11. We need a president for 9/12. I will only vote for the 9/12 candidate. What does that mean? This: 9/11 has made us stupid. I honor, and weep for, all those murdered on that day. But...
  • CARTOONS: Today Is D-Day

    09/10/2007 9:59:48 AM PDT · by opineapple · 6 replies · 368+ views
    D for Democrat, D for Defeatist
  • Like it or not, Hilary will be the next President (VANITY)

    07/27/2007 8:37:05 PM PDT · by Edward Watson · 71 replies · 1,234+ views
    SELF | JULY 27, 2007 | SELF
    I know I'm going to be flamed and elections are still a year and a half away but the momentum seems to be favoring Hilary as the next POTUS. The sooner Republicans and conservatives accept the fact President Bush and the congressional Republicans have so enraged their base and independents that the Democratic Party will gain even stronger control over the congress and will take back the White House in the 2008 elections. What is to blame for the collapse of the Republican dominance over the US? Corruption, arrogant refusal to heed the wishes of the public (especially on immigration...
  • Ron Paul's Statement on the Iraq War Resolution (Before the U.S. House of Representatives)

    02/16/2007 4:22:22 PM PST · by Alissa · 154 replies · 2,580+ views
    Ron Paul's Website ^ | Feb. 14, 2007 | Ron Paul
    This grand debate is welcomed but it could be that this is nothing more than a distraction from the dangerous military confrontation approaching with Iran and supported by many in leadership on both sides of the aisle. This resolution, unfortunately, does not address the disaster in Iraq. Instead, it seeks to appear opposed to the war while at the same time offering no change of the status quo in Iraq. As such, it is not actually a vote against a troop surge. A real vote against a troop surge is a vote against the coming supplemental appropriation that finances it....
  • Dodd Introduces Bill Restoring Habeas Corpus (Barf: Constitutional Rights for Terrorists)

    02/13/2007 12:58:16 PM PST · by ChuckShick · 17 replies · 667+ views
    Dodd's Website ^ | 2/13/07 | Dodd's Staff
    Dodd: Restoring Habeas Corpus Rights, Banning Torture, Upholding Geneva Conventions Must Happen Now Introduces bill correcting Flawed Military Commissions Act February 13, 2007 Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) today introduced his bill making important changes to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which in its current form, does not provide a credible process for bringing suspected terrorists to justice. Sen. Dodd was joined by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), in introducing the measure. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently sent an email to their 40,000 person email list voicing support for Sen. Dodd’s bill...
  • Sen. Barack Obama Apologizes for Saying U.S. Troops 'Wasted'

    02/13/2007 9:15:16 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 115 replies · 2,703+ views ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007 12:03 a.m. EST
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is apologizing for saying the lives of the more than 3,000 U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war were "wasted." During his first campaign trip this weekend, the Illinois senator told a crowd in Iowa: "We now have spent $400 billion and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted." He immediately apologized on Sunday, saying the remark was "a slip of the tongue." During an appearance Monday in Nashua, N.H., he apologized again, telling reporters he meant to criticize the civilian leadership of the war, not those serving in the military....
  • Democratic Response of Senator Jim Webb To the President’s State of the Union Address

    01/23/2007 5:16:43 PM PST · by jdm · 138 replies · 3,457+ views
    Drudge ^ | Jan 23, 2007
    Democratic Response of Senator Jim Webb To the President’s State of the Union Address **Exclusive** Tue Jan 23 2007 19:10:01 ET [EMBARGOED UNTIL 8:45pm ET] Good evening. I’m Senator Jim Webb, from Virginia, where this year we will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown – an event that marked the first step in the long journey that has made us the greatest and most prosperous nation on earth. It would not be possible in this short amount of time to actually rebut the President’s message, nor would it be useful. Let me simply say that we...
  • Who is planning our next war?

    01/10/2007 7:31:15 PM PST · by CWOJackson · 50 replies · 1,245+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9 Jan 07 | patrick j buchanan
    As George Bush reflects on his legacy, an urgent question must be pressing in upon him each day. Will I leave here as the man who launched failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that cost thousands of U.S. dead, to no avail? Or can I yet enter history as the Churchillian statesman who used U.S. power to save America and Israel from the mortal threat of atomic weapons in the hands of the Iranian mullahs? Which legacy would Bush prefer? Or Cheney? As Americans await Bush's address announcing a "surge" of 20,000 to 30,000 U.S. troops to Iraq, we may...
  • Are we allowed to say it now?

    11/07/2006 11:20:16 PM PST · by dangus · 168 replies · 5,328+ views
    None | 11/8/06 | dangus
    Are we allowed to say it now? Can we drop the happy warrior schtick? In the past six years, we've seen the deficit explode like never before in the history of the country. A flaming bra-burner nominated to the Supreme Court, only to be replaced by a (hopefully) stealth conservative. The most inept State Department in the history of the United States. (Clinton's wasn't incompetent; they were flat-out fifth columnists.) 20 million new illegal aliens, and barely-contained glee that the election-day losses mean we can welcome another 50 million in. And I hate to say this, but when we won...
  • The New Middle East

    10/28/2006 12:32:50 PM PDT · by Dick Holmes · 7 replies · 308+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | November/December 2006 | Richard N. Haass
    U.S. policymakers need to avoid two mistakes, while seizing two opportunities. The first mistake would be an overreliance on military force. As the United States has learned to its great cost in Iraq -- and Israel has in Lebanon -- military force is no panacea.... The second mistake would be to count on the emergence of democracy to pacify the region. It is true that mature democracies tend not to wage war on one another. Unfortunately, creating mature democracies is no easy task, and even if the effort ultimately succeeds, it takes decades. In the interim, the U.S. government must...
  • GOP hopefuls hope Hastert stays away (Novak Barf Alert!)

    10/09/2006 4:39:39 PM PDT · by Dick Holmes · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 9, 2006 | Bob Novak
    ...The decision to stick it out with Hastert postpones what House Republicans will do about leadership in the wake of probable defeat Nov. 7. Will they look for leaders unafraid of tax and spending reform and who will be more watchful of aberrant behavior by their colleagues?
  • Key Democrats United on Troop Pullout

    08/01/2006 8:40:22 AM PDT · by jwalburg · 38 replies · 1,117+ views
    CNN via LexisNexis News ^ | Aug. 1, 2006 | Dana Bash
    House and Senate Democratic leaders have joined together to urge President Bush to start bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq this year. The move is part of an effort to shake the notion that Democrats are split on the Iraq war and keep the focus on what they see as a winning issue against Republicans. Twelve Democrats, including the Senate and House minority leaders and ranking members of key committees, wrote President Bush on Sunday about the matter. "In the interests of American national security, our troops and our taxpayers, the open-ended commitment in Iraq that you have embraced cannot...
  • So Rep. Murtha Accused American Marines of Cold-Blooded Murder... So What?

    05/17/2006 5:58:24 PM PDT · by Coop · 495 replies · 11,894+ views
    MATTHEWS: Draw us a picture of what happened in Haditha. MURTHA: Well I'll tell you exactly what happened. One Marine was killed and the Marines just said we're gonna take care...we don't know who the enemy is, the pressure was too much on them, so they went into houses and actually killed civilians and...I... MATTHEWS: Was this My Lai? When you say cold blood Congressman, a lot of people think you're basically saying you've got some civilians sitting in a room or out in a field and they're executed on purpose... MURTHA: That's exactly what happened. MATTHEWS: ...not because any...
  • Dean's Delayed Day

    12/09/2005 5:35:30 AM PST · by Baby Driver · 13 replies · 853+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, December 8, 2005 | Howard Kurtz
    t's taken awhile, but the Democrats' position on the war has finally hit the front pages. Well, of The Post , anyway. When Howard Dean says we're not gonna win in Iraq and the paper uses a short wire story--and then comes back with a front-pager about the Democrats fearing a backlash--it's a tacit acknowledgment of having blown it the first time. That piece yesterday also made much of Nancy Pelosi backing a pullout. I never understood why Pelosi's flip-flop (she was against Murtha's proposal before she was for it) wasn't bigger news. She's the House minority leader! If she's...

    12/07/2005 6:52:54 AM PST · by jackv · 27 replies · 736+ views
    New York Post ^ | New York Post On-Line
    December 7, 2005 -- Not all the surrender monkeys live in France. Take Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean — the sedition-mongering former governor of Vermont who once presumed to the presidency and who now is working overtime for a terrorist victory in Iraq. Once the Democratic Party was led by men of vision and courage — men like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S Truman and John F. Kennedy. All were partisan pols to the core, but they knew the dangers of totalitarianism and reflexively rose above petty place-seeking to inspire America in times of peril. Today, the party has...
  • Excerpts From RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman’s Interview On WOAI-AM, San Antonio (In Response to Dean)

    12/06/2005 3:04:41 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 765+ views
    Contact: Tracey Schmitt 202-863-8614Chairman Responds To Yesterday’s Iraq Comments By Howard Dean Washington, DC – The following are excerpts from a radio interview by RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman on WOAI-AM, San Antonio.  Chairman Mehlman responded to yesterday’s comments on the same station by DNC Chairman Howard Dean. Host:  “Now I’m sure that you’re aware by now because it’s been everywhere, that we had an interview yesterday with Howard Dean, the, your counterpart over there at the Democratic National Committee, and he said some things that are lightning rod stuff.  Some would call them even more than that.  Without getting too graphic...
  • The War's Realists

    07/12/2005 6:16:07 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 18 replies · 535+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/12/05 | E. J. Dionne Jr.
    "We're fighting the enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan and across the world so we do not have to face them here at home." That's what President Bush said in his speech yesterday at the FBI Academy in Quantico. After the attacks on Britain, our closest ally in the war on terrorism, it is an astonishing thing to say. "It's a very insensitive statement with regard to the British," said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.). "Tony Blair must absolutely have blanched when he heard that." What does Bush's statement mean? Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Fran Townsend, the president's homeland security adviser,...
  • Hagel sounds alarm over Iraq

    06/26/2005 5:54:23 AM PDT · by hipaatwo · 171 replies · 3,800+ views
    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - More than 200 Nebraska American Legion members, who have seen war and conflict themselves, fell quiet here Saturday as Sen. Chuck Hagel bluntly explained why he believes that the United States is losing the war in Iraq. Sen. Chuck Hagel addresses more than 200 Nebraska American Legion members in Grand Island on Saturday. It took 20 minutes, but it boiled down to this: The Bush team sent in too few troops to fight the war leading to today's chaos and rising deaths of Americans and Iraqis. Terrorists are "pouring in" to Iraq. Basic living standards are...
  • The New York Times gets it wrong again

    02/20/2005 9:46:46 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 196+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 20, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    The Score? American Thinker 1, New York Times 0. Less than a week ago, we debunked a trashy propaganda effort by the New York Times to paint Colombian President Uribe's war against Marxist terrorists as a losing effort. We called it The Fallujah Treatment because it duplicated what they tried to do to U.S. troops during the battle of Fallujah. Back then, the mainstream media claimed Americans were 'losing' Fallujah well before the battle was finished. Their aim was to demoralize us. After the Times piece on Colombia appeared, a slew of equally gloomy reporting followed because the mainstream media...
  • Revolutionary idea . . . on bridge too far?

    01/24/2005 6:48:43 AM PST · by pissant · 8 replies · 509+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 1/24/05 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    For three years, we have been reminded we are a country at war — first against al Qaeda and its global affiliates, then against Iraq's bloody tyranny that was an integral part of transnational terrorism. Almost 1,400 American servicemen and women have given their lives in a war President Bush deliberately avoided mentioning in his Inaugural address. It was a classic case of censorship by omission. But why? One former ranking national security specialist, a Republican, confided at one of the Inaugural bashes, albeit off the record, "I am beginning to smell disaster in Iraq." Another Vietnam? we asked. "Worse...

    09/18/2003 8:11:18 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 14 replies · 378+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | Yale Kramer
    As in the days of yellow journalism, the Times can now be counted on to deliver the paper's biases on any page and in any article....
  •'s sickening liberal bias

    10/02/2004 1:08:00 PM PDT · by dormee · 31 replies · 1,047+ views
    online Newsweek ^ | 10/02/04 | dormee
    I am having a bad weekend. If I hear or read one more thing about how Kerry is on the rise and Bush is falling way behind, I will die. I am so sick of the bias but I gotta tell's starting to get to me. I pray Karl Rove and Company are cooking up something good. I'm in a funk.
  • The Flypaper Strategy

    09/04/2003 11:18:06 AM PDT · by My back yard · 21 replies · 154+ views
    GOP USA ^ | August 28, 2003 | Austin Bay
    'The Flypaper Strategy' By Austin Bay August 28, 2003 It's time for the defeatist hotheads of August to take a look at American and allied success in the War on Terror. As the fall of 2003 approaches, Iraq is two battlefields and one birthplace. On one battlefield, the venomous regime of Saddam Hussein dies a slow, painful and dangerous death. Big vipers die killing because killing is their be-all and -- to the last -- their end-all. With cash stashed in Iraq and corrupt banks throughout the world, with weapons littering Iraq's landscape, the snake still has ready poison. It's...
  • I refuse to pack my bags and go on a media guilt trip

    03/30/2003 6:18:34 PM PST · by lethbridge_east · 19 replies · 254+ views
    The Freedom Institute ^ | 31/03/2003 | A.E. Huggett
    As I write the Iraqi war is 10 days old. In those ten days US and UK forces have accomplished swift and brilliant victories, covered incredible distances, and suffered only light causalities. They've met with some resistance that ranged from ferocious to lukewarm. Royal Marines faced the savagery of Saddam's Fedayeen when taking Basra and prevailed. They also fought against strutting, cursing braggarts who threw down their weapons the second bullets started flying and surrendered, only to find the coward surrendering spoke with a Manchester, UK accent! (Yes, they had captured an Iraqi native with British citizenship who immediately demanded...