Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $49,912
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 56%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Keyword: defeatist

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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...