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  • Howard Dean Says Reagan Didn't End Cold War

    01/06/2011 3:15:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 70 replies ^ | January 5, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    Outspoken former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean apparently isn't planning to celebrate Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday February 6, around which there are coast-to-coast events planned. Instead, the former Vermont governor is shrugging his shoulders, asking what all the fuss is about? At a media roundtable today, Dean suggested that Reagan had little impact other than stopping the social progression begun under FDR and seemed to dismiss the Gipper's efforts to crush communism, giving the last Soviet premier, Mikhail Gorbachev credit for ending the Cold War, a statement sure to draw sneers from Reagan fans and even historians. While Reagan is...
  • Holocaust Denial From U.S. Professors: Academic Freedom?

    12/01/2010 8:53:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 12/1/10 | Alex Joffe
    Professor Kaukab Siddique of Lincoln University thinks the Jews have "taken over America" by "devious and immoral means. What are the limits to academic discourse? Are lies and calumnies from academics protected speech outside the classroom, as well as inside? Does “protected” mean immune from criticism or from direct consequences? Are there distinctions between statements made within one’s “field of expertise” and those made outside? When do such distinctions become hairsplitting rationalizations or mere defensiveness, as opposed to valuable exercises in reasoning and in defense of a noble enterprise? Consider the case of Kaukab Siddique, professor of literature and communications...
  • (And So It Begins) McCaskill: How I'm not like Obama

    11/28/2010 5:53:48 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2010 | Bridget Johnson
    Facing a tough re-election campaign in 2012, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tried to set herself apart from President Obama on Sunday. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," McCaskill said that she'd voted against the president on cap-and-trade, the second round of cash-for-clunkers, comprehensive immigration reform and every omnibus bill. McCaskill said she'd also sometimes disagreed with Obama when he was a senator. "My record of independence, frankly, stretches back for a long period of time," she said. When asked to name an issue where Obama had fallen short, the senator said his move into healthcare legislation at a time when he...
  • Whoopi Goldberg's Ignorance

    11/25/2010 2:54:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 56 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | November 25, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    Since I'm well aware of how leftists' claims of erudition are as empty as their ideology, not many of their failures surprise me. But an exception came last night when Whoopi Goldberg was interviewed by Bill O'Reilly. The two were discussing their differing views on the nature of the Islamic threat, with O'Reilly maintaining that we have a "Muslim problem" and Goldberg insisting that, no, we have a "terrorist problem." In typical leftist style, she even went so far as to rationalize away the threat, implying at one point that terrorists were as likely to be white guys as anyone...
  • (Radical Homosexual)Pro-retention groups refute claims of Soros funding

    11/16/2010 7:29:53 PM PST · by STD · 4 replies
    Iowa Independant ^ | 10.25.10 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Dear FReepers, Just as Souljourners Magazine and J Street Editors Jim Wallis and Ben-Ami refuted charges that they recieved large grants from George Soros to create their respective leftwing media outlets; today the Iowa League of Women's Voters denied that Soros had funded retention movements to keep radical homosexual Supreme Court Justices on the Iowa high court.
  • CA: State GOP still in denial over wipeout

    11/16/2010 8:49:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 11/16/10 | Editorial
    The pro-Republican wave in the rest of the nation on Nov. 2 is likely to pay dividends for the party for years to come, with the GOP so strong in the state legislatures, which control post-2010 census redistricting, that gerrymandering alone may yield 20 more House seats for the party in 2012. But in California, Republican prospects could scarcely be grimmer. Exit polls showed independent voters were overwhelmingly opposed to all but one of the statewide GOP candidates. Independents were key to Republican gains elsewhere. Meanwhile, the long-expected emergence of Latinos as a dominant voting bloc appears at hand. Exit...
  • Obama denies his global footprint has shrunk

    11/12/2010 8:13:23 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Obama denies his global footprint has shrunk by Stephen Collinson Stephen Collinson 18 mins ago SEOUL (AFP) – US President Barack Obama insisted on Friday that he now had more clout on the world stage -- not less -- dismissing comments that a mid-term election rout at home had shaved his power abroad. Obama also mused that talking to the Chinese was tough at any time -- whether his personal polls were up or down, and produced a list of leaders with whom he has forged a particular connection. The US president reflected on the challenges of leadership, and the...
  • New Pelosi op-ed: I’m now ready to listen to Republican ideas

    11/09/2010 5:03:01 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    In which Madam Speaker informs an electorate that just handed her the worst midterm beating in decades that the 111th Congress was actually pretty darned amazing. Among its amazing feats: “Restoring fiscal discipline” to government by passing pay-as-you-go rules, which were, of course, actually ignored when inconvenient and which helped bring us the second largest annual deficit in American history this year. The largest deficit? Last year’s, of course. Now that the amazement has subsided, it’s time to heal. Here’s a passage from a section entitled, I kid you not, “Republican ideas welcome,” which is sort of like the British...
  • The Next Set Of Cracks Appear… (The forthcoming Obama-gate scandal)

    11/08/2010 7:18:46 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 113 replies · 1+ views
    Constitution Club ^ | NOVEMBER 8, 2010 | Constitution Club
    You don’t send scores of your faithful blithely off the electoral precipice without consequences.Last January, in the thick of the Obamacare debate, nervous Blue Dog Democrats met with Obama and communicated their unease. They specifically brought up Clinton’s electoral backlash in 1994, caused – to some degree – by Clinton’s failed effort to do exactly what Obama was having them do now: pass a healthcare plan. According to retiring democratic Rep Marion Berry, as reported in ADG (subscription only, but here’s a good link from Politico to get the general gist), Obama dismissed their concerns, claiming his popularity would...
  • They Just Don't Get It

    11/06/2010 10:19:01 AM PDT · by dangthis · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Nov 6, 2010 | dangthis
    I just think that the talking heads, all of them, that they just do see it yet. They are all asking themselves if Obama has heard the message sent to him from this election. They are waiting for him to get it. Only they don't get it themselves. Some are asking if he is an ideologue. Here is what they are missing in all this. I decided to help them by creating the news right here in this forum. It's needed because they just don't get it yet. They have forgotten that Obama is a true student of Saul Alinski....
  • For Libs Who Just Got Scared

    11/05/2010 1:31:33 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 05, 2010 | James Lewis
    Bill Maher, the biggest mud-thrower on the left, recently had his Juan Williams moment. He's afraid that radical Islam will take over the world. Ten million other libs who get their news from comedy shows can finally admit they're scared, too. They were just waiting for PC permission to think what everybody else in the world has thought for decades. Bill Maher has given them permission to feel fear. Radical Islam should scare you. If you're a liberal, please memorize this, because there will be a quiz -- soon enough. Keep an eye on the headlines. There will be a...
  • VIDEO: Media Matters’ Frisch Proclaims ‘Republican Party Was Rejected’ Last Night

    11/04/2010 11:16:32 AM PDT · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | November 3, 2010 | Video
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  • Pelosi says election not a rejection of agenda, Obama will be two-term president

    11/03/2010 8:13:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2010 | Jon Ward
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who saw her powerful position taken from her in Tuesday’s landslide election, was adamant the day after Democrats lost 60 seats in the House that the results were not a rejection of the agenda pursued by President Obama and herself. “Let’s understand the message,” Pelosi told ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “The message was not, ‘I reject the course that you are on.’ The message is it didn’t go fast enough to produce jobs.” Pelosi, who would not comment on whether she will retire from Congress rather than go back to the minority, also predicted that Obama will...
  • Obama: It’s Republicans’ fault I haven’t changed Washington

    09/11/2010 4:59:55 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 | DAVID FREDDOSO
    From President Obama’s press conference, a bit of self-righteous straw-man creation followed by blaming others: Q: How have you changed Washington? THE PRESIDENT: Well, I’ll tell you how we’ve changed Washington. Prior to us getting here, as I indicated before, you had a set of policies that were skewed toward special interests, skewed towards the most powerful, and ordinary families out there were being left behind. And since we’ve gotten here, whether it’s making sure that folks who can’t get health insurance because of preexisting condition can now get health insurance, or children who didn’t have coverage now have coverage;...
  • Yes, It’s 2010: Muslim Group Releases Video Promising Not To “Take Over Country”

    09/01/2010 1:13:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 31, 2010 | Jon Bershad
    Ok, what’s more depressing? The fact that, in the year 2010, a group of Muslims (ie. practitioners of the second largest religion in the world) have to film a video where they seriously and without irony promise not to take over the country or the fact that the video succeeds in making them seem less like terrorists but accidentally makes them look like the aliens from the remake of V. Seriously, if any Fox News personalities start filing reports that Muslims like to hide in their space ships and eat gerbils, I’m going to lose my mind. > Yes, an...
  • Liberalism 101: Denial

    08/18/2010 9:12:13 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 2 replies ^ | 08-19-10 | stolinsky
    And now they obsess about Tea Partiers, Sarah Palin and the Arizona immigration law. But they don’t worry about fanatics in Iran building nuclear weapons. They aren’t concerned with the real loss of freedom that will surely result from the Healthcare Bill, the Stimulus Bill, the Financial Regulation Bill, and the multitude of other stifling regulations soon to be imposed on us. They worry about being “intolerant,” so they tolerate the intolerable − “honor” killings in their own country. They tolerate building a mosque in New York City at Ground Zero. Instead of worrying about the mosque, they want to...
  • Actor James Caan Declares At Film Festival Opening Night “I’m Not A God Damn Hollywood Liberal”

    08/15/2010 5:53:35 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 85 replies · 2+ views
    At the Moet & Chandon’s 6th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival Opening Night Celebration in Los Angeles James Caan informed the Hollywood crowd that he is “ultra-conservative” and states “I’m not a God damn Hollywood liberal, I’m not.” After 46 years in the acting business, Caan not only speaks to his political leanings but also criticizes, quite snarkily, Hollywood liberals that consistently use their fame to push a political agenda. Caan, who was at the event promoting his involvement with the online platform, also added that he doesn’t think Hollywood actors need to comment on every single political issue. When...
  • Daily Kos Holocaust Denial: 9/11 Attacks 'Were More About Optics Than Actual Harm'

    08/12/2010 11:43:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Newsbusters, ^ | 8/12/10 | Tim Graham
    While the Ground Zero Mosque controversy strikes the media as an opportunity for "healing" that's being denied by stubborn conservatives, the leftists at the Daily Kos see it as an opportunity for Holocaust Denial. The blogger known as "Something the Dog Said" dropped this jaw-dropping paragraph Thursday morning about fear of Muslims: Given that they are such a small minority in this nation, it is odd that so many of our fellow citizens see them as such a threat. Yes, the 9/11 attacks were horrific, but they were more about optics than actual harm. The economy was already taking a...
  • Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving'

    08/11/2010 1:12:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving' By: Matt Negrin August 11, 2010 03:30 PM EDT Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, revisiting a newspaper interview in which he blasted “the professional left” for criticizing President Barack Obama, brushed off calls for his resignation during Wednesday’s daily briefing, and said his remarks were the result of frustration with pundits who haven’t given the administration its due. "I don’t plan on leaving, and there's no truth to the rumor that I've added an inflatable exit to my office," he quipped to reporters, a reference to the frustrated Jet Blue flight attendant who left...
  • Black conservatives join hands to deny racism within the Tea Party movement

    08/04/2010 1:15:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Black conservatives join hands to deny racism within the Tea Party movement Posted: August 4th, 2010 04:01 PM ET From CNN Political Producer Shannon Travis A group of African-American conservatives praised the Tea Party movement at the National Press Club Wednesday. A group of African-American conservatives praised the Tea Party movement at the National Press Club Wednesday. Washington (CNN) - Just over three weeks after the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People passed a resolution accusing the Tea Party movement of harboring racist elements, a group of African-American conservatives joined hands in a chorus saying: "we are not...