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  • Helen Thomas: "Who Is President Obama? The Time Has Come For Obama To Get Tough" [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/17/2009 12:08:51 PM PST · by seanmerc · 65 replies · 2,714+ views ^ | 16 Dec 09 | The only reporter who has interviewed all 44 US Presidents, the inimitable HELEN THOMAS!!!
    WASHINGTON -- After nearly a year in office, the defining political image of President Barack Obama has yet to emerge. Is he a hawk or dove, a liberal or a moderate? His Nobel Peace prize speech exposed his ambivalence. He harkened back to the Roman Catholic theologians to defend his "just war" in Afghanistan -- but he also expressed his ideals for a better world. Measuring Obamaís performance is truly in the eyes of the beholder. To those who were enthralled with Obamaís eloquence in the presidential campaign, reality is setting in. News flash: He doesnít walk on water. But...
  • Sen. Kerry Will Travel to Copenhagen Global Warming Summit by Commercial Airliner

    12/10/2009 3:58:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1,319+ views
    Sen. Kerry Will Travel to Copenhagen Global Warming Summit by Commercial Airliner Thursday, December 10, 2009 By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer ( Ė Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will travel to the United Nations global warming conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on a commercial airliner, a senior Kerry aide told ďThe senator expects to travel commercially as he has to past climate conferences,Ē the aide said, adding that the details of Kerryís travel arrangement were contingent opon the Senateís schedule. Published reports have indicated that many public officials have been arriving at the Copenhagen in private jets, meaning they are...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Is Now Called A 'War President'"-Escalates War in Afghanistan [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/10/2009 7:16:07 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 2,195+ views ^ | 9 Dec 09 | Helen "Quagmire" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama had a golden opportunity to become a peacemaker compared to his hawkish predecessor. But he has let that opening evaporate by escalating the war in Afghanistan. Now he is called a "war president" -- a dubious title that former President George W. Bush personally embraced after starting two devastating wars, one in Afghanistan, the other in Iraq. In both cases, the U.S. is touting its exit plans. In Iraq, Obama has declared a victory and plans to pull out many troops next year, though leaving thousands behind to secure the Baghdad government. In Afghanistan, Obama...
  • Helen Thomas: "Afghanistan Looks More And More Like Vietnam" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/02/2009 4:47:16 PM PST · by seanmerc · 47 replies · 3,599+ views ^ | 2 Dec 09 | Helen "Surrender Monkey" Thomas
    President Obama May Not Remember Vietnam Turmoil WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama insists that his decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan by sending in 30,000 more troops is not Vietnam all over again. Well, it sure reminds me of the perils and the price of that unwinnable war in Southeast Asia and the political chaos it wreaked at home. In Afghanistan, the designated enemies are remnants of the weakened al-Qaida network and the native Taliban, which has been growing in strength despite the eight-year war started by President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 catastrophe....
  • Helen Thomas: "Declare Victory, Leave Afghanistan--Obama's Decision..." [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    11/19/2009 1:24:09 PM PST · by seanmerc · 27 replies · 2,114+ views ^ | 18 Nov 09 | Helen "Cut and Run" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The Nobel Peace crown lies uneasy on President Barack Obamaís head as he ponders the next U.S. move in Afghanistan, with hints and leaks showering down to tell us that he will eventually send thousands more troops there. His decision -- which could be announced soon -- was triggered by the request from Gen. Stanley McChrystal for 40,000 more troops to secure the cities and protect the citizens of Afghanistan, in addition to the 68,000 U.S. troops there now. Obama has been reviewing the U.S. role in Afghanistan for months, a time-consuming study that has led to accusations...
  • Helen Thomas: "Itís The Same Old Mideast Policy-Obama Administration Follows Bush Path"

    11/05/2009 11:36:34 AM PST · by seanmerc · 34 replies · 1,551+ views ^ | 4 Nov 09 | Helen "Hezbollah point of view" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The Palestinians had hoped they would see a new day coming after the Bush administrationís eight-year capitulation to all that Israel wanted. But they were wrong. The Obama administration is moving down the same Bush road -- perhaps a little slower -- but nonetheless still enabling the Israelis to continue to violate international law and the U.N. Charter by annexing occupied Arab land. First, the new administration made it clear that U.S. policy opposed new Jewish settlements on the West Bank. This declaration was met with a thumping rejection from the Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu. Then,...
  • Rush Limbaugh: "The Return of John "Swifty" Kerry"

    10/28/2009 2:07:05 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies · 1,503+ views ^ | 27 Oct 09 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It is apparent, ladies and gentlemen, that General John "Swifty" Kerry has taken over Obama foreign policy. You people who thought you were voting for Obama to change foreign policy were wrong. You know, I still can't get over that last sound bite. President Obama, there aren't Bush troops, and there aren't Obama troops. Those are American soldiers, and you've abandoned them, while claiming to these naval people in Jacksonville yesterday you never -- he's embarrassing. Worse than that, it's dangerous. We got John "Swifty" Kerry, who served in Vietnam, by the way, yesterday afternoon at the Council on...
  • Helen Thomas: "Only The Beginning In Afghanistan" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    10/08/2009 1:12:15 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 32 replies · 4,526+ views ^ | 8 Oct 09 | Helen "Cut and Run" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has no plans to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. After eight years of war there, withdrawal is not among the options the administration is considering as it designs a new strategy. Also not being considered is any exploration of possible peace talks with the Taliban, the indigenous Islamic group that once controlled large swaths of Afghanistan. When asked whether the U.S. could withdraw from Afghanistan -- a country known as the "graveyard of empires" -- White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said: "Thatís not something that has ever been entertained." "I donít think we have...
  • Rush Limbaugh: "Gen. McChrystal vs. Gen. Biden"

    10/05/2009 2:27:19 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 25 replies · 1,820+ views ^ | 5 Oct 09 | Rush Limbaugh
    Obama's liberal buddies are blocking a surge. This is from the blog at, the Briefing Room. "Nearly two dozen House liberals have signed onto a bill introduced this past week that would prohibit an increase of troops in Afghanistan. A bill introduced by Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) Thursday would bar funding to increase troop level in Afghanistan beyond its current level. Lee and 21 lawmakers, largely from the liberal Congressional Progressive Caucus..." Do they really need a separate liberal caucus in the House? Aren't they all liberal socialist jerks? They need their own separate caucus? They introduced the bill,...
  • Helen Thomas Hounds Gibbs on "Public Option"; Says "I want your conscience to bother you" - Video

    10/02/2009 5:47:58 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 26 replies · 2,557+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Helen Thomas pressing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs yesterday over whether President Obama still supports a "Public Option" for Health Care, and whether he will "fight for it." Gibbs customarily dodged the question, and Thomas called him on it, saying she continues to ask about it because "I want your conscience to bother you." . . . (VIDEO)
  • Rush Limbaugh: "The French (The French!) Think Obama is Weak"

    09/29/2009 2:31:42 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 25 replies · 2,401+ views ^ | 29 Sep 09 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday at about this same time in this program we shared with you the details of a story in the National Post in Canada (the only place I have found such details) about how irritated with Obama the French president, Sarkozy, was in the way he's dealing with the Iranian situation and their nuclear ramp-up. And it was clear that -- we read the quotes from Sarkozy and things that he had said (that, again, were not reported here in the State-Controlled Media in the United States) he clear thinks Obama is an idiot. He thinks he's naive and...
  • Helen Thomas: "Health Care Scare - President Obama Rejects Racism Claims" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    09/24/2009 5:38:13 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 53 replies · 4,207+ views ^ | 24 Sep 09 | Helen "Climate of Hate" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Have you noticed a climate of hate and mean spiritedness in the land? Whether inspired by racism or not, it certainly exists. This isnít a unique psychological phenomenon. Remember the brutal anti-unionism of the 1930s, the McCarthy-era anti-communist scare of the 1950s and the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s and early 1970s? President Barack Obama -- the first black U.S. president -- tries diligently to reject claims that racism underlies the public rancor against his health care reform plan and other administration aspirations. He acknowledged recently that there are "some people out there who donít like me...
  • Just who exactly will investigate acorn???

    09/17/2009 1:57:12 AM PDT · by mapmaker77 · 20 replies · 732+ views
    just a question | 17SEP'09 | mapmaker77
    With a couple of student journalists ripping the scab off of the stinking boil on the body politic that is acorn, who is best suited to investigate what is clearly the biggest political scandal since Watergate? Eric Holder's DOJ? Yeah, thats' a hoot, as he won't even look into documented intimidation by nightstick wielding thugs outside of a polling place on election day. The FBI?, in a perfect world that would work, except that DC is perfect only in the same way a swamp is, it tends to eat the weak and give up only stinky noxious gases. Budget considerations...
  • [Jimmy] Carter: Racism plays major role in opposition to Obama [HURL ALERT]

    09/16/2009 5:16:13 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 1,392+ views ^ | 16 Sep 09 | CNN (Communist News Network)
    (CNN) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that racial politics played a role in South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's speech to Congress last week and in some of the opposition the president has faced since taking office. Former President Carter tells "NBC Nightly News" that racism has surfaced in opposition to President Obama. "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American," Carter told "NBC Nightly News." "I live in the South, and I've seen the...
  • Helen Thomas: "When Governments Lie - Rep. Joe Wilson Has Become Celebrity Martyr For His Rudeness"

    09/16/2009 5:00:33 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 2,138+ views ^ | 16 Sep 09 | Helen "Infobabe" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Do presidents and other public officials lie? Do birds fly? That age-old question was recently evoked when Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouted "You lie" after President Barack Obama told a joint session of Congress that his national health care proposal would not cover illegal immigrants. Wilsonís verbal attack was reminiscent of the back benchers in Londonís House of Commons where rhetorical bombast is more frequent than in the halls of Congress. Wilson apologized for his blast but that didnít stop the House from voting 240-179 to rebuke him for a breach of decorum "to the discredit of the...
  • Helen Thomas: "President Obama Goes To School" [WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGES]

    09/09/2009 3:35:20 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 23 replies · 1,883+ views ^ | 9 Sep 09 | Helen "Fellow Traveler" Thomas
    Conservatives Claim Obama Pushing Socialist Agenda WASHINGTON -- What have we come to when conservative politicians and parents tell their children not to listen to President Barack Obama? It turned out that his message in his back-to-school address to students was good old-fashioned advice: Stay in school and study hard. The right wingers had claimed the president wanted to promote his "socialist agenda" and involve the federal government in educating their children because of his speech, timed to coincide with the start of the school year. Would they really eliminate Uncle Samís financial support of public schools? Of course not....
  • Helen Thomas: "Cheney Opposes Inquiry Into CIA Torture" [WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGES]

    09/02/2009 4:08:34 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 60 replies · 3,432+ views ^ | 2 Sep 09 | Helen "Hezbollah Point of View" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Itís no surprise that former Vice President Dick Cheney is opposed to the Justice Departmentís decision to investigate the torture of prisoners during the Bush-Cheney administration. After all, Cheney has acknowledged that he was "aware" of waterboarding (simulated drowning) of detainees to get them to talk. Itís fair speculation that the orders for this method of torture came from on high. And in the Bush-Cheney administration, no one was higher than the vice president. Cheney has blasted Attorney General Eric Holderís appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate abuse of prisoners. The duty fell to veteran Connecticut lawyer...
  • Helen Thomas: "Is Obama Wavering On Health Care For All?" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    08/20/2009 12:40:29 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 62 replies · 3,129+ views ^ | 20 Aug 09 | The only reporter to have interviewed all 44 US Presidents, HELEN THOMAS!!!
    WASHINGTON -- To win concessions from the hardliners on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama appeared as though he was ready to give up a jewel in the crown of health reform -- the government-run public option. But after liberal Democrats put up a squawk, the White House scaled back, insisting the presidentís commitment to the public option hasnít changed. Will the real President Obama please stand up? Why doesnít the president come out and say exactly where he stands, where he draws the line? The problem is that for President Obama, there is no "line" on health care. It appears...
  • Helen Thomas: "Health Care For All: Conservatives Launch Attack On Health Care Reform" [BARF ALERT]

    08/13/2009 3:17:36 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 2,409+ views ^ | 12 Aug 09 | Miss Objectivity and the only reporter to have interviewed all 44 US Presidents, HELEN THOMAS!!!
    WASHINGTON -- Itís all so sad. Well-organized conservatives have launched a full-scale attack on health care reform. And they appear to be winning -- for now. Their victory strategy involves deliberate distortions of the truth and scare tactics. Under the plans Congress is considering, a government bureaucrat will come between you and your doctor, their TV ads intone ominously. You will lose your private health insurance, dumping you into an inferior government plan. You wonít be able to choose your doctor, they say. The desperate opposition also claims we will have "socialized medicine," rationed care and forced euthanasia for the...
  • White House Threatens Rush [Limbaugh] Again

    08/10/2009 4:18:01 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 27 replies · 2,856+ views ^ | 10 Aug 09 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: These guys have threatened me again. This was last Friday at the White House, Jake Tapper -- this the presidential daily brief. Jake Tapper says, "Rush Limbaugh went on a very long speech which he compared Democrats to Nazis, the president to Hitler, and I'm wondering if the president's seen any of this. Obviously the Nazi imagery has been condemned by Jewish groups, and I'm wondering if he feels anything about the language being used this way." GIBBS: Any time you make references to what happened in Germany in the Thirties and Forties, I think you're talking...