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  • Gov. Cuomo’s press shop issues huffy press release about his offensive comments

    01/21/2014 8:47:50 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 29 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/21/14 | David Freddoso
    ...Mind you, I’m sure he didn’t literally mean to banish anyone — he just likes rhetoric that excludes people who are unlike himself. It’s "blue meat" for his base...
  • Paul Ryan Booed at Inauguration

    01/21/2013 1:46:31 PM PST · by MissesBush · 89 replies
    Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in the last election, was booed at President Barack Obama's Second Inauguration today in Washington, D.C. "If things had gone differently in November, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) might have departed the Capitol on Monday as the vice president of the United States. Instead, he faced a chorus of boos as he left the building to attend President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony," reports the Huffington Post. The left-leaning website reports that Ryan attended the Inauguration out of duty. "Ryan announced last week that he would be present for Obama's public swearing in at...
  • Obama Urges Hispanics to Punish "Enemies," Vote Democratic

    10/25/2010 2:13:10 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10.25.10 @ 4:11PM | By W. James Antle, III
    President Obama is trying to use "comprehensive immigration reform" to whip up Hispanic turnout next week... "....if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder - and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2," [Obama] said.....
  • Disturbing disdain for the rule of law

    06/28/2010 2:26:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2010 | Michael Goodwin
    With the shock still fresh over the sacking of Gen. Stanley Mc Chrystal, it fell to Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, to put the case in perspective: "We are and must remain a neutral instrument of the state, accountable to and respectful of those leaders, no matter which party holds sway or which person holds a given office." Mullen's statement came as a defense of President's Obama decision to replace McChrystal, but it also served as a clear expression of the military's submission to civilian leaders. Sadly, the admiral's comment was necessary because of the dangerous...
  • Blaming the citizen: Left fuels backlash on illegals

    05/03/2010 3:23:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 696+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 3, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    American and European leftists share the conviction that the immigrant, legal or illegal, is always right -- and the native-born citizen's always wrong. This bigotry toward the law-abiding American, Brit, Frenchman or Italian doesn't help the immigrant in the end. Instead, it's a powerful engine driving divisiveness. There are deep differences between Europe's experience with legal immigrants intent on importing intolerant lifestyles and our problem with illegals responsible for social friction and violent criminality. But the left's blame-game is identical: Anyone who doesn't elevate the "rights" of the immigrant over the rights, safety and desires of the citizen is a...
  • The Great Uniter Is Really the Great Divider

    04/30/2010 10:45:28 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 1 replies · 251+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 4/30/10 | Loud Lion
    It was in Philadelphia on a March day during the 2008 Presidential primary that a then first term U.S. Senator was declared the great uniter, and having bridged the great race divide in the United States. It was after this speech that we read and heard lines like: “Obama has also grown into the character he was born to play: the great uniter who can bring together old and young, black and white, Democrat and Republican.” (Edward McClelland; Salon.com). We had this great statement by Chris Matthews of MSNBC referred to the speech as “what many of us think is...
  • Palin: Obama dissed Clinton, women

    10/21/2008 6:56:36 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 21 replies · 731+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 21, 2008 | Foon Rhee
    Sarah Palin, in her debut speech as the Republican vice presidential nominee nearly two months ago, made sure to pay tribute to Democrat Hillary Clinton and her historic presidential campaign. Today in Nevada, flanked by female supporters, she renewed that pitch to female voters in a way that seemed to accuse Democrat Barack Obama of only paying lip service to women. "Our opponents think they have the women’s vote all locked up, which is a little presumptuous since only our side has a woman on the ticket,” she said, according to press accounts. "When it came time for choosing a...
  • Instilling Fear and Divisiveness

    09/10/2006 4:39:12 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 186+ views
    August 10, 2006 "He betrayed this country! He played on our fears,” so shouted former Vice President and failed Presidential candidate Al Gore in a 2004 speech before Tennessee Democrats, eliciting a roaring approval from his audience. "This policy of fear will not win the war on terror,” wrote Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on September 7, 2006. Reid also accused the Bush administration of using "fear, fear, fear and more fear as a national-security policy,” adding, "We need to do more than frighten the American people.” "They exploit the politics of fear,” Whined Senator Ted Kennedy (D.Ma.) in...
  • Howard Dean calls for end to divisiveness (not making this up)

    07/27/2006 4:44:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 635+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 27, 2006 | Brian Skoloff
    Down with divisiveness was the message Wednesday delivered by Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean as he told a group of Florida business leaders that Republican policies of deceit and finger-pointing are tearing American apart. Dean called President Bush "the most divisive president probably in our history."
  • House GOP budget talks collapse

    04/06/2006 7:44:36 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 24 replies · 583+ views
    MarketWatch.com By Dow Jones ^ | 04/06/06 | William L. Watts
    House GOP budget talks collapse By William L. Watts, MarketWatch Last Update: 9:06 PM ET Apr 6, 2006 WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Divided by disagreements within their own party and unable to attract Democratic support, House Republican leaders shelved efforts Thursday to bring a $2.7 trillion budget outline for fiscal 2007 to a vote ahead of a two-week Easter recess. "We owe it to American taxpayers to craft a budget that spends their tax dollars wisely, and it is unfortunate Democrats would refuse to consider a fiscally-responsible approach rejecting the failed policies of more taxes and more spending," said House Majority...
  • Over 33 killed, nearly 300 hurt in London blasts

    07/07/2005 9:50:47 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies · 1,003+ views
    Sify ^ | July 7, 2005 | staff
    London: In the bloodiest terror attack in London in three decades, suspected Islamic militants on Thursday carried out coordinated blasts in underground stations and a bus killing more than 33 people and injuring nearly 300 of which 45 were serious. Sky television, however, said at least 45 people were killed in the explosions. Thirty three people died in the explosions at three stations and there were unspecified number of fatalities in the blast in the double-decker bus that ripped through its roof, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Metropolitan police, Brian Paddick, told a crowded press conference. A visibly shaken Prime Minister...
  • DIVISIVENESS UNMASKED (Red Redder and Blue Redder too)

    11/04/2004 6:02:21 AM PST · by Goodwillhntg · 13 replies · 1,049+ views
    Previously asked for data on this, but decided to do the numbers myself (i.e. as Rush would say.. "Rugged Individualism" won out over looking for a handout...) The numbers flat out tell the story. In 1 state, the People's Republic of Vermont, President Bush earned a lesser % of the vote in 2004 than in 2000. In 2 states (Montana and South Dakota) Bush had essentially the same % of the vote (i.e. difference of less than .5%). In the remaining 47 states (yes, including the lib enclaves of CA-NY-IL-DC), Bush earned a higher % of the vote this year...
  • * Welcome to the DNC 2004 Awards Show! * Freepers Choice Awards Galore

    08/02/2004 6:40:41 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 30 replies · 4,110+ views
    2 August 2004 | CounterCounterCulture
    Welcome to the DNC 2004 Awards Show! "I'm opinionated and off my meds, so you can Shove it!" Back by popular demand (OK, maybe I'm projecting), is the DNC 2004 Awards Show! You’ve watched the convention, now vote for your favorite moments. This is truly a Freepers Choice Award Show. 40 awards total to be doled out. Who annoyed you the most? Who wouldn’t leave the stage? What were the worst quotes? The most overused clichés? Who caused you to use the most barf bags? Well, sit right back and check out the nominees and relive the experience…*** 2000...
  • A necessary divisiveness

    05/29/2004 8:20:32 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 59+ views
    Tradition in Action ^ | 28th May 2004 | Joseph Sheppard
    Recently, several Bishops of the post-Vatican II Church have warned their flocks not to receive the Holy Eucharist if they hold pro-abortion views and support politicians sustaining such views. In particular, we have the good examples of Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando, Florida to admire in this regard. These Bishops are practicing true charity, with the salvation of all souls their primary concern. Bishop Sheridan also has included in his recent pastoral letter (May 1, 2004) the support of euthanasia, so-called “same-sex marriage” and stem cell research using fetal tissue from aborted...
  • Is This Election Cycle To Be Politics As Usual?

    05/04/2003 11:10:44 AM PDT · by MHGinTN · 65 replies · 278+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5/4/2003 | MHGinTN
    It was the week of May 2nd, 2003, and what was the ‘outrage of the week’? … Bill Bennett’s gambling habits. Why was that selected by the Democrat Party operatives in the presstitute corps? … Because it served an agenda and methodology of the Democrat Party. Well, you say, then what’s the big deal since it’s just politics as usual and the elections are fast approaching? … At this unique time in our nation’s history, the methodology in question is particularly dangerous. First point, the Democrat methodology is divisive politics through media assisted ‘stories’ designed to pander to a particular...