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  • ‘Lock Her Up’ Chants Made Clinton Feel Sad

    07/24/2016 6:11:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 115 replies
    <p>Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she was saddened by chants at the Republican Convention calling for her incarceration for the use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.</p> <p>“It felt very sad,” Mrs. Clinton said an interview on CBS “60 Minutes.”</p>
  • 5 Reasons Ted Cruz’ ‘Divisiveness’ Could Be An Asset

    02/18/2016 6:35:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 16, 2016 | Georgi Boorman
    America needs a leader who has proven he will execute their priorities in service of controlling government so the people can shine. Ted Cruz is that. The media continue to spin the narrative that Ted Cruz is "divisive," implying he wouldn't be an effective president. Radio host Michael Medved, whom I respect and grew up listening to, commented just the other day that people like Cruz never become president. He said the hypothetical of a Cruz presidency was "interesting," but Medved wasn't convinced Cruz could be effective given the anger he tends to inspire in long-time politicians. I respectfully disagree...
  • Obama hopes to pave way for Clinton with farewell State of the Union

    01/12/2016 9:09:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/12/2106 | Stephen Collinson,
    But for all the promises of an engaged 2016, there's no getting around the fact that in just one year and eight days, Obama must cede the power to protect what he sees as his greatest achievements, including health care reform, staying out of Middle East quagmires and advancing social justice issues such as gay rights and economic prosperity. There is no doubt that Obama has an awful lot riding on Clinton capturing the White House -- although he has also met with her left-wing rival [fellow left winger], Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the White House said Monday. A Democratic...
  • Hillary’s Divisive, Reckless Rhetoric on Voting Rights

    06/08/2015 5:10:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/7/2015 | John Fund
    The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted. The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment (“In war, the end justifies almost any means”) is calling the tune of the Democratic party on voting issues. Last March, President Obama rhapsodized about what would happen under mandatory voting: “If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.” Obama once served as the lawyer for the disgraced and defunct voter-registration group ACORN, and he is still toeing its line. Then last...
  • Obama: News outlets hype terror threat [brings up U.S. Civil War]

    02/09/2015 5:34:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Justin Sink
    The news media “absolutely” overstates the risks of terrorism because stories about things like climate change aren’t “sexy” and don’t drive ratings, President Obama said in an interview published Monday. “What's the famous saying about local newscasts, right? If it bleeds, it leads, right?” Obama told Vox. “You show crime stories and you show fires, because that's what folks watch, and it's all about ratings. And, you know, the problems of terrorism and dysfunction and chaos, along with plane crashes and a few other things, that's the equivalent when it comes to covering international affairs. “ Obama said there was...
  • Is America Too Far Gone?

    08/01/2014 6:32:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 99 replies ^ | 8/1/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    A recent poll by The Pew Research Center is reporting that America is more divided than ever. According to the poll, 66% of consistently conservative Republicans think the Democrats’ policies threaten the nation’s well-being and half (50%) of consistently liberal Democrats say Republican policies jeopardize the nation’s well-being. With everything that is going on in our country, all Americans should be united. So, what is it that has us divided? The issues that we are facing effects all Americans on both sides of the political fencefrom foreign policy disasters, wide-open borders to the economy.
  • Obama laments entrenched power at Ohio State commencement

    05/05/2013 11:05:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Obama laments entrenched power at Ohio State commencement By REID J. EPSTEIN | 5/5/13 1:24 PM EDT President Barack Obama is the most powerful man in the world, but he still laments that there is so much still out of his control. Obama told Ohio State University graduates Sunday that it will be their responsibility to make the world a better place, because forces aligned against them still hold substantial power. The dour commencement address touched on Obama’s familiar we’re-all-together theme and included shots at his regular bogeymen: Wall Street, an obstinate Congress and, of course, the press. “As you’ve...
  • How a “Busy” Obama Could Have Been Better Prepared for the Debate

    10/06/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT · by Alex Baker · 32 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | October 4, 2012 | Jess Jones
    The debate inspired total panic on the left. For a campaign whose motto is “Forward”, there was enough political side-stepping in the post-debate review on the left to make viewers wonder if they had accidentally tuned into the Discovery special on Christmas Island’s crab mating migration. Probably the best sour grapes line of the evening was that the president didn’t have as much time to prepare, on account of being president and all… When the tears of sympathy stopped flowing, I got to thinking about what Obama might have done to get ready for the debate. Where in Obama’s 24/7...
  • Axelrod: Santorum's stance on social issues 'are quite divisive'

    02/15/2012 8:04:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 84 replies · 1+ views
    The HIll ^ | 2/15/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Top Obama political strategist David Axelrod took aim at surging GOP hopeful Rick Santorum Wednesday, painting him as a fringe candidate unlikely to appeal to voters after closer inspection. Speaking on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Axelrod said the former Pennsylvania senator's economic policies were unlikely to win over voters. "I think when people really examine his economic policies, I don't think the average working person in this economy is going to look at his economic policies and say 'yeah, that's the ticket for me. That offers great hope for me.'" Axelrod said.
  • Obama the Polarizer: The Most Divisive President Ever?

    02/01/2012 9:03:39 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 01 February 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    President G.W. Bush might very well have been sincere when he proclaimed, “I’m a uniter, not a divider,” but it nevertheless was boilerplate political rhetoric. Barack Obama, too, campaigned on the idea of uniting our nation. It’s an interesting fantasy. But the reality is quite different. Recent polls show that if we’re to measure a President’s unitive capacity based on how divided opinion on him is, Obama is the most polarizing Commander-in-Chief in history. Writes The Washington Post, “For 2011, Obama’s third year in office, an average of 80 percent of Democrats approved of the job he was doing in...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Saying Life Begins Conception is ‘Extreme and Radical’

    11/04/2011 2:01:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 3, 2011 | Matt Cover
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday that for states to enact constitutional amendments that say human life begins at conception is “an extreme and radical step.” “For the vast majority of Americans, including people on both sides of the abortion issue, this is an extreme and radical step,” she said. Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Wasserman-Schultz said that so-called personhood amendments are a “divisive, dangerous, and destructive” attack on women. “To American women, their reproductive health and choice is an intensely personal and private issue between themselves, their families, and their doctors,”...
  • NBC's Lauer to Cheney: You're the 'Most Divisive Political Figure in This Country in a Century'

    08/30/2011 8:34:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | 8/30/11 | Kyle Drennen
    On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer began a hostile interview with Dick Cheney by running through various derisive labels for the former Vice President: "You've been called 'controversial' and 'divisive.' Some people have called you the most divisive political figure in this country in a century." Cheney simply quipped: "You left out Darth Vader." Later, Lauer interrogated Cheney on interrogation tactics used on terror suspects: "If an American citizen were to be taken into captivity in Iran, for example, and the government of Iran....Would it be okay for the Iranian government to waterboard that American citizen?"
  • Bachmann adviser: 'My misstep' on Palin [Rollins says 'let it go']

    06/08/2011 10:59:36 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 42 replies
    Poltico ^ | 06/08/2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Michele Bachmann adviser Ed Rollins' response to the sharp criticisms from Sarah Palin's world just now was to "let it go." But he didn't go quietly, telling me, "I haven't lived in Washington D.C. in 15 years, and I've been taken to the woodshed by the big boys." "As far as we're concerned, it's not" an ongoing fight, he insisted. "This was my one comment, which I shouldn't have made, at the end of the day this has nothing to do with Michele, Michele's campaign, or any of the rest of it. This was my transition from being an analyst...
  • Jerry Brown: California, Country Facing ‘Regime Crisis’ Similar To The Civil War

    04/11/2011 4:02:15 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 139 replies
    CBS LosAngeles ^ | April 10, 2011 | Bryan
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — While Washington averted a government shutdown this week, California Governor Jerry Brown continues with his budget battles. The governor may feel like he’s in a recurring nightmare these days. Everywhere he turns with a proposed budget fix it gets shot down. “If we don’t get taxes, if we don’t get cuts, we’re gonna have a hard time balancing the budget,” Brown said. “Many of the Republicans told me, ‘We’re not taxing and we’re not cutting. It’s your job — you’re the governor.’” But Republicans who show up to protest at many of the governor’s events these...
  • Obama Calling Tea Party Racist Reveals A Far More Disturbing Reality

    03/10/2011 2:59:01 AM PST · by Scanian · 64 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 10, 2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Please consider the validity of what I am about to say rather than having a knee jerk reaction dismissing it as being "over the top." Folks, we have an irresponsible egocentric evil man occupying the Oval Office. The Democrats and the liberal mainstream media sold the American people on Obama, "the man." Despite Obama's zero experience at running anything, they said a leader with his spirit and heart was "what we have been waiting for". Fearful of criticizing our first black president, politicians politely say, "President Obama's policies have been unfruitful," while ignoring the huge elephant in America's living room....
  • The Evidence of Things Not Seen [MORMON - Open]

    01/15/2011 4:15:53 PM PST · by Colofornian · 29 replies
    BYU-Idaho Devotional Presentation ^ | Jan. 27, 2004 | Robert L. Millet
    SNIP With this in mind, perhaps we can better appreciate why Joseph Smith stated simply: “Take away the Book of Mormon and the revelations, and where is our religion? We have none” (History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 vols., ed. B.H. Roberts (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1957), 2:52). While we seek to make friends and build bridges of understanding with persons of other faiths where possible, we do not court favor, nor do we compromise one whit on what we believe. Some doctrines, like the doctrine of “only true and living church” (D&C 1:30),...
  • RI Gov. Chafee: Stop paying for vitriolic commentary

    01/14/2011 7:02:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | January 13, 2011 | Felice Freyer
    When talk radio hosts use harshly divisive language, "The advertisers should shut them down," Governor Lincoln Chafee said this morning. Chafee said the solution to the vitriolic rhetoric -- which some have linked to the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords over the weekend -- is for people to stop paying for it, including not buying books from people who use such language. Chafee made his comments in response to reporters' questions after a meeting on health care. He noted that he had been a target of violence-tinged criticism himself. In 2006, conservative commentator Ann Coulter wrote a column, "They...
  • Freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all other stay out

    11/27/2010 12:56:43 PM PST · by factmart · 524 replies
    This thread is only for freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all (TROLLS)other stay out.
  • Sarah Palin brands Barack and Michelle Obama ‘unpatriotic’ [and racist!]

    11/19/2010 11:25:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Top News ^ | November 20, 2010 | Raman Iyer
    London: Sarah Palin has branded US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle `unpatriotic' and `racist'. In leaked extracts of her new book, Palin delves into the minefield of racial politics, arguing that Mr Obama is among those who regarded the conservative tea party movement as racially prejudiced and who thinks, "America is a fundamentally unjust and unequal country," reports the Telegraph. To back it up with evidence, she dredged up a quote from a 2008 campaign speech in which Mrs Obama said, "For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country". Palin went...
  • What happened to the Zot Party?

    09/27/2010 4:53:55 AM PDT · by GrandSportC3 · 156 replies · 1+ views
    When the Tea Party first started out, I was a enthusiastic supporter.. The Tea Party perfectly represented what my views are.. I'm a 100% fiscal conservative and I believe in small government on ALL issues. In the beginning, the Tea Party seemed to be such movement that would support candidates based on FISCAL issues. Initially, that was the case and people like Scott Brown have been elected. However, since then, it seems like the Tea Party Express and other Tea Party organizations have been hijacked by the social conservative wing of the GOP (i.e. Sarah Palin). Social issues were introduced...
  • Obama rallies black supporters at lawmakers' gala

    09/18/2010 2:55:29 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 09/18/2010 | MARK S. SMITH
    President Barack Obama is hoping that black voters don't stand on the sidelines when Democrats need all the election help they can get this year.
  • Obama Takes Aim at Republicans

    09/08/2010 2:27:32 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 58 replies
    President Barack Obama, in a combative, campaign-like speech in Parma, Ohio, conceded that his policies have "fed the perception that Washington is still ignoring the middle class," even as he castigated Republican opponents for "riding…fear and anger all the way to Election Day." The speech, at Cuyahoga Community College, was billed as a major economic address to unveil a new round of proposals to kick-start a flagging economic recovery. The president did introduce three new policy proposals the White House has been rolling out for nearly a week: $50 billion in additional infrastructure spending, a permanent and expanded research and...
  • Good Grief: GZ Imam’s Wife Now Being Sent on Taxpayer Funded Trip to Middle East to Trash America…

    08/24/2010 9:54:26 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | August 24, 2010
    Yup, the same woman who just said America is “beyond Islamophobic” is being sent by the Obama regime’s State Department to give her views on Muslim life in the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates…Yes, fresh from denouncing America on national television as a place rife with “hate of Muslims,” a place so Islamophobic that “it’s beyond Islamophobia,” Daisy Khan, co-planner of the Ground Zero mosque project, will soon be hopping a plane at taxpayer expense, courtesy of the State Department, to jet from New York to the United Arab Emirates and deliver to the Emiratis her views about Muslim...
  • White House Fetes Lesbian Banned from Cross-Dressing at Prom

    06/25/2010 2:14:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | June 22, 2009 | James Tillman and Peter J. Smith
    WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2010 ( – Earlier this year Constance McMillen was refused permission to attend her high-school prom with a female date while wearing a tuxedo, an event that catapulted her into the national media spotlight. Now her newfound notoriety has received an added boost, after the White House invited her to a reception honoring lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) scheduled for Tuesday at 5pm.  Both President Obama and Vice-President Biden were expected to attend the reception.  Openly gay Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh also planned to attend."I really hope the attention my case has generated...
  • 'Brown Bloggers' Group Gets a White House Meet and Greet

    06/23/2010 6:11:01 PM PDT · by MrZippy2k · 9 replies · 2+ views
    What a bunch of crap - I though this guy was elected to be the President of all of us, not just the brutha's...and who in the hell authorized a White House director of African American Media? BTW: If Afican American Media = Blacks, then would just plain ole American = White? 'Brown bloggers' group gets a White House meet and greet More than 60 small-site bloggers met Friday with Jesse Lee, director of the White House's Online Programs, and Corey Ealons, White House director of African American Media, while in the District for Blogging While Brown. The annual gathering...
  • Obama gives shout out to 'Los Suns' of Phoenix

    05/05/2010 4:07:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 947+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has given a shout-out to NBA's Phoenix Suns, who are wearing jerseys that say "Los Suns" to honor the Latino community, diversity and the state of Arizona. Obama made the remarks at the beginning of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Rose Garden.
  • RNC: Obama playing on 'class warfare and race'

    04/28/2010 7:13:25 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 24 replies · 537+ views
    POLITICO ^ | April 28th , 2010 | Ben Smith
    RNC: Obama playing on 'class warfare and race'April 28, 2010 The Republican National Committee Tuesday night accused President Obama of making "an appeal based on class warfare and race" after Obama outlined his party's midterm strategy of returning people who voted for the first time in 2008 to the polls in November.Obama, in a video released this week, spoke in the demographic terms more commonly -- though very commonly -- used by political consultants, saying Democrats must appeal to "young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again." The Wall Street Journal...
  • Posters of Obama as Joker pop up in LA (tagged "socialism")

    08/04/2009 1:36:08 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 47 replies · 1,860+ views
    UPI ^ | Aug. 4, 2009 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Posters portraying U.S. President Barack Obama as The Joker from the Batman movie "The Dark Knight" have been spotted throughout Los Angeles. The poster of Obama, wearing The Joker's trademark white face make-up and elongated lips, also carries the word "socialism" above and below his image, reported Tuesday.
  • Poll: Most Americans say Sotomayor should NOT be confirmed

    07/20/2009 5:41:40 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 35 replies · 2,214+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 07/15/09 |
    Based upon what you know at this time, should the United States confirm Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice? * 37% Yes* 43% No* 20% Not sure Regardless of whether or not you believe she should be confirmed, how likely is it that Sonia Sotomayor will be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice? * 64% Very likely* 26% Somewhat likely* 3% Not very likely* 1% Not at all likely* 7% Not sure Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Sonia Sotomayor? * 20% Very favorable* 27% Somewhat favorable* 22% Somewhat unfavorable*...
  • The black-white divide in Obama's popularity

    04/29/2009 9:30:23 AM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 20 replies · 1,379+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 29, 2009 | Byron York
    On his 100th day in office, Barack Obama enjoys high job approval ratings, no matter what poll you consult. But if a new survey by the New York Times is accurate, the president and some of his policies are significantly less popular with white Americans than with black Americans, and his sky-high ratings among African-Americans make some of his positions appear a bit more popular overall than they actually are.
  • Poll: Obama earns nation's trust [barf alert]

    04/14/2009 8:39:57 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 35 replies · 858+ views
    Politico ^ | 04/14/2009 | Andy Barr
    Three months into his presidency, Barack Obama stands out as perhaps the most trusted figure in American politics. In a new Public Strategies Inc./POLITICO national survey of 1,000 registered voters, Obama outdistances figures on both the left and the right in earning the public’s trust, with two-thirds of respondents saying they trust the president “to identify the right solutions to the problems we face as a nation.” Of those who said they trust the president, 31 percent said they trust him “a great deal.” An additional 35 percent said they have “some” trust that Obama will find the correct solution....
  • Should Obama Be Faulted for the Lack of Bipartisanship?

    04/13/2009 1:13:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 766+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 8, 2009 | Jay Cost
    I have written quite a bit about polarization in the early Obama presidency. Each time I do, I receive a few emails similar to this one: [Y]ou maintain that Obama's governing style has been highly partisan. That's simplistic: it takes two to tango and the Republicans have valued total opposition over reasonable compromise. I don't care if Obama rolled the Republicans in the public perception game or not: they're playing in the big leagues and they've been there a long time. They should know how to win that game. This is a version of a general argument - "The Republicans...
  • Barack Obama has failed on promise to unite us

    04/07/2009 6:36:19 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 8 replies · 662+ views
    The Bluegrass Pundit ^ | April 7, 2009 | The Bluegrass Pundit
    Barack Obama has failed on promise to unite usResearchers form the Pew Research Center have performed an analysis of polls. They found American politics is more polarized at this early stage of Barack Obama's presidency than at any equivalent point in the past four decades. March polling found a partisan gap of 61 points between Republicans and Democrats. That is worse than George Bush had in 2001. After the contentious and dividing election of 2000, President Bush had only a 51-point partisanship gap between Republicans and Democrats at this stage of his Presidency. The Main Stream Media painted President Bush...
  • Obama's Cuba Policy Separates Cuban American Community

    02/03/2009 10:24:41 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 7 replies · 566+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | February 03, 2009 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    President Uniteus at it again
  • Poll Finds Obama Dividing Nation On Guantanamo Closing Splits Voters

    02/03/2009 10:27:38 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 32 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | February 03, 2009 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    President Unite Us on a roll
  • Arkansas rejects Obama - AGAIN

    01/28/2009 10:47:09 AM PST · by fidelio · 17 replies · 662+ views
    The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 1/28/2009 | K. Ryan James
    (T)he Arkansas General Assembly rejected a congratulatory resolution for Barack Obama because it contained divisive language describing our country as founded by “slave owners”: (snip) WHEREAS, a nation founded by slave owners and seared by civil war and generations of racial strife made a leap in the march toward equality and delivered a smashing electoral college victory to the forty-seven year-old first-term senator from Illinois, who forged a broad, multi-racial and multi-ethnic coalition;
  • Dems show their class in final Bush days (when beating your wife just isn't enough)

    01/25/2009 2:13:20 PM PST · by APStyle7 · 6 replies · 1,174+ views ^ | 1/25/2009 | HC
    Numerous accounts of the new "spirit of inclusion and non-divisiveness" of the administration have surfaced this week. Most show the distinct differences between an incredibly cooperative, gracious former President as helped a dismissive, Bush-deranged, fear merchant. Even cartilage jaw John McCain has been gracious in both his concession speech, and his willingness to kiss the new administration's Pro-Keds at any opportunity. Heck, if Barack gave up any more demands in his first days in office, we'd have to call him French. I have to check and see if we surrendered California to Mexico this week, but as long as botox-nancy...
  • Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

    01/25/2009 11:19:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,380+ views
    Rueters ^ | 1-25-09 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pledge to seek a worldwide ban on weapons in space marks a dramatic shift in U.S. policy while posing the tricky issue of defining whether a satellite can be a weapon. Moments after Obama's inauguration last week, the White House website was updated to include policy statements on a range of issues, including a pledge to restore U.S. leadership on space issues and seek a worldwide ban on weapons that interfere with military and commercial satellites.
  • Obama breaks from Bush, avoids divisive stands

    01/24/2009 9:01:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies · 812+ views
    ap ^ | 1-24-09 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama opened his presidency by breaking sharply from George W. Bush's unpopular administration, but he mostly avoided divisive partisan and ideological stands. He focused instead on fixing the economy, repairing a battered world image and cleaning up government. "What an opportunity we have to change this country," the Democrat told his senior staff after his inauguration. "The American people are really counting on us now. Let's make sure we take advantage of it." In the highly scripted first days of his administration, Obama overturned a slew of Bush policies with great fanfare. He largely avoided cultural issues;...
  • Obama: Tilting at Racial Windmills

    12/16/2008 3:21:04 PM PST · by jessduntno · 23 replies · 796+ views
    front page mag ^ | Today | John Perazzo
    Obama: Tilting at Racial Windmills By John Perazzo | Tuesday, December 16, 2008 In an interview published December 10th in the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, Barack Obama stated that one of his top priorities as president will be to put an end to racial discrimination in the criminal-justice system. This pledge is consistent with his oft-repeated campaign promise to “eliminate disparities in criminal sentencing,” most notably “the disparity between sentencing [for] crack and powder-based cocaine,” which Obama said was “wrong and should be completely eliminated.” At a presidential primary debate in January 2008, Obama asserted that...
  • Clinton Should Run Positive Campaign to the End

    05/10/2008 11:35:14 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 3 replies · 63+ views
    RCP ^ | May 10th, 2008 | Pierre Atlas
    The May 6 primary energized Indiana in ways no one had seen in years. The Democratic presidential contest was the number one topic of conversation among ordinary Hoosiers, young and old, black and white, rich, poor, and middle class. It filled pages of our local newspapers and hours of local talk radio and TV news airtime for weeks. Thousands of new voters were registered, and Indiana had the highest primary turnout in 20 years--over 39 percent, nearly double the state's norm for presidential primaries. Twenty-two per cent of Hoosier Democrats going to the polls on May 6 were first-time voters....
  • Clinton Sows Seeds of Destruction

    05/10/2008 11:29:54 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 19 replies · 130+ views
    NYT ^ | May 10th, 2008 | BOB HERBERT
    The Clintons have never understood how to exit the stage gracefully. Their repertoire has always been deficient in grace and class. So there was Hillary Clinton cold-bloodedly asserting to USA Today that she was the candidate favored by “hard-working Americans, white Americans,” and that her opponent, Barack Obama, the black candidate, just can’t cut it with that crowd. “There’s a pattern emerging here,” said Mrs. Clinton. There is, indeed. There was a name for it when the Republicans were using that kind of lousy rhetoric to good effect: it was called the Southern strategy, although it was hardly limited to...
  • Obama calls Clinton divisive figure

    01/30/2008 12:21:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 20,209+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/08 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    DENVER - Democratic White House candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday said rival Hillary Rodham Clinton is too polarizing to win the presidency and she has taken positions shared by President Bush and Republican candidate John McCain for political expediency. Obama depicted Clinton as a calculating, poll-tested divisive figure who will only inspire greater partisan divisions as she sides with Republicans on issues like trade, the role of lobbyists in politics and national security. At the same time, he elevated McCain, fresh off victory in Florida's crucial primary, as the likely Republican nominee. "Democrats will win in November and build a...
  • Two Americas, Indeed

    03/06/2007 7:10:38 AM PST · by FreeKeys · 27 replies · 920+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 26 Feb 2007 | Peter Cuthbertson
    With Democrats in control of both Houses of Congress for the first time in twelve years, economic inequality is back on the agenda. In his response to the State of the Union address, new Virginia Senator James Webb began by contrasting how much those at the top of the average company earned with the amount earned by those at the bottom. Running for the Democratic Presidential nomination, John Edwards is returning to his 2004 theme of "two Americas." They are joined by liberal pundits such as Paul Krugman and Jonathan Chait, who between them accuse conservatives of "hatred" and of...
  • Failed 'Hillarycare' Taught Me a Lesson, Says Sen. Clinton

    02/10/2007 7:35:36 AM PST · by Alia · 56 replies · 1,433+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 02-10-07 | Newsmax Staff
    Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that her unsuccessful health care reform effort in 1993 makes her more effective on the issue now as she seeks the presidencyThis week, rival John Edwards offered his plan for universal health care that calls for a tax increase to ensure health care coverage for all and a requirement that businesses provide insurance. The tax increase would pay for the plan's cost of up to $120 billion a year."The president can propose, but the Congress has to dispose, and if we don't have a consensus in the country that our present system is...
  • John Kerry Responding to Republican Distortions, Pathetic Tony Snow Diversions and Distractions

    10/31/2006 9:37:49 AM PST · by Mo1 · 493 replies · 15,171+ views
    Washington – Senator John Kerry issued the following statement in response to White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, assorted right wing nut-jobs, and right wing talk show hosts desperately distorting Kerry’s comments about President Bush to divert attention from their disastrous record: “If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy. This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. I’m sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but...
  • Senator Obama Says Dean Using 'Religion to Divide' - (calling in the snipers......on Dean)

    06/09/2005 5:05:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 52 replies · 1,049+ views
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) criticized Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean Wednesday night for using "religion to divide." Obama told reporters gathered at the Rock the Vote awards dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., that Dean needs to tone down his rhetoric. Dean said on Monday that the Republican Party was "pretty much a white, Christian party." "As somebody who is a Christian myself, I don't like it when people use religion to divide, whether that is Republican or Democrat," Obama said. "I think in terms of his role as party spokesman, [Dean] probably needs to be...
  • U.N. reform draft avoids divisive issues

    06/03/2005 8:32:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 327+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/3/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The General Assembly president issued a blueprint to strengthen the United Nations, calling for governments to pay more attention to poverty and human rights but avoiding the contentious issues of Security Council expansion, defining terrorism and guidelines for using force. The document was a first draft for world leaders to consider for adoption at a U.N. summit set for September, which Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called to overhaul the world body. U.N. officials said 174 leaders have accepted his invitation. General Assembly President Jean Ping presented the document Friday to member states and later told a...
  • Sen. Reid Praises Scalia, Bashes Clarence Thomas

    12/05/2004 3:37:08 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 74 replies · 2,203+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 5, 2004 | Limbacher
    Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Sunday that he could support Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia if President Bush nominates him to head the high court, but he bristled at the prospect that Bush could tap Scalia's colleague Clarence Thomas, calling him "an embarrassment." Asked by Tim Russert about Scalia as a possible chief justice, Sen. Reid told NBC's "Meet the Press," "I cannot dispute the fact, as I have said, that this is one smart guy." Reid added that while he usually disagrees with Scalia's opinions, "his reason for arriving at those results are very hard to...
  • Unhinged Left

    11/24/2004 10:17:20 AM PST · by DaveCooper · 17 replies · 1,731+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 24, 2004 | Deroy Murdock
    Right-wingers didn't start the fire. Imagine that you and I were neighbors, or even friends. One day, I drop by to visit. Eventually, I suggest that our community has become dangerous and that you might consider buying a gun and taking shooting lessons. As you extinguish your fourth cigarette in half an hour, I also observe that quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health. You suddenly capsize your coffee table and scream, “You talk like Hitler. Damn you and your family!” whereupon you announce that you will move to another state because you...