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  • Veteran dies waiting for ambulance in VA hospital in New Mexico

    07/03/2014 12:43:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 3, 2014
    A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veterans Affairs hospital cafeteria, 500 yards from the emergency room, died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday. Officials at the hospital said it took a half an hour for the ambulance to be dispatched and take the man from one building to the other, which is about a five minute walk. VA spokeswoman Sonja Brown said Kirtland Air Force Medical Group personnel performed CPR until the ambulance arrived. She says staff followed policy in calling 911 when the man collapsed on Monday. "Our policy is under expedited review," Brown...
  • Barack Obama is a generic Democratic president

    07/03/2014 10:15:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 3, 2014 | By Jonathan Bernstein
    The Quinnipiac poll getting buzz this week may be worthless, but the general topic of evaluating Barack Obama is another opportunity to make an important point: almost everything about Obama's presidency can be explained by saying he’s a Democratic president. He’s an interesting man, but as president he’s become about as generic as possible. By saying he’s a generic Democratic president, I’m not arguing that he’s performed perfectly; I’m saying that his performance is neither significantly above or below par. Let's hear it, Obama critics or Obama supporters. Where have his particular skills, preferences or personality produced anything that sets...
  • TODD: OBAMA HAS FAILED TO MEET EVEN 'MODEST GOALS'

    06/30/2014 11:33:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30, 2014 | by Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," host Chuck Todd discussed the complete failure of President Barack Obama's reelection goals named the "year of action" saying, "Let's face it there hasn't been much." Todd dubbed the presidents lack of accomplishments a "six-month stalemate. "The president has largely failed to meet even those modest goals wether it was raising the minimum wage signing a trade agreements, or getting an immigration reform done," he said.
  • Americans' confidence in Obama plummets to new low, poll shows

    06/30/2014 11:28:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 30, 2014 | By CHAD MERDA
    There's little good news for President Barack Obama or the rest of U.S. government, according to a new Gallup poll. When asked about their confidence in the president, only 29 percent said they had confidence in Obama in his sixth year. That's down 7 percent from last year, and is a 22 percentage point drop from his first year in office. It's also lower than George W. Bush's rating in his sixth year (33 percent) and Bill Clinton (53 percent). It was during Clinton's sixth year in office that he was stuck deep in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
  • Chuck Todd on Obama Poll Numbers: Public Is Saying ‘Your Presidency Is Over’

    06/18/2014 6:19:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18, 2014 | by Evan McMurry
    Discussing a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that shows President Barack Obama hitting his lowest foreign policy number in the history of the poll, NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd said on Morning Joe Wednesday morning that the poll reflected the public making a damning verdict about Obama’s presidency. “This poll is a disaster for the president,” Todd said. “You look at the presidency here: lowest job rating, tied for the lowest; lowest on foreign policy. His administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration, post-Katrina.” “Then on the issue of do you believe you can still...
  • Iraq crisis: Islamists force 150,000 to flee Mosul

    06/10/2014 3:54:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 10, 2014
    More than 150,000 people have been forced to flee Iraq's second city of Mosul after Islamist militants effectively took control of it. Troops were among those fleeing as hundreds of jihadists from the ISIS group overran it and much of the surrounding province of Nineveh. Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki responded by asking parliament to declare a state of emergency to grant him greater powers. The US said the development showed ISIS is a threat to the entire region.
  • The Obama-Biden Plan (IRAQ FLASHBACK - 2008)

    06/10/2014 6:36:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Change.gov ^ | Barack Obama, Joe Biden
    Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe we must be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in. Immediately upon taking office, Obama will give his Secretary of Defense and military commanders a new mission in Iraq: ending the war. Obama and Biden's plan will help create lasting stability in Iraq. A phased withdrawal will encourage Iraqis to take the lead in securing their own country and making political compromises, while the responsible pace of redeployment called for by the Obama-Biden plan offers more than enough time for Iraqi leaders to get their own house in order....
  • Poll: Working Class Voters Abandon Obama

    06/04/2014 3:34:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 4, 2014 | by MIKE FLYNN
    A new CNN poll of Americans finds falling support for President Obama on every policy issue. On no single issue does a majority of Americans approve of Obama's position. On many important issues, e.g. health care, immigration and foreign policy, his approval ratings have reached new lows. Perhaps surprisingly, however, his approval ratings are worst among America's working class. Those earning less than $50k and those who haven't been to college have turned decidedly against Obama. On voters' top issue, the economy, 61% of voters disapprove of Obama's performance. Just 38% approve. Obama's numbers are 7 points worse than they...
  • Was Michelle Obama elected president, too? First lady corrects misstep

    06/02/2014 4:28:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    First lady Michelle Obama got a little carried away with her title Monday, correcting herself after suggesting to supporters that she, too, got elected in 2008. At a Democratic fundraiser in Boston, Mrs. Obama asked the audience to remember “when we took office.” Then she said, “Well, when Barack took office and I was there.” She said the president has accomplished a lot of the “change” he promised in 2008.
  • The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 [FLASHBACK]

    05/30/2014 8:40:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Nobel Prize.org ^ | October 9, 2009 | by Thorbjørn Jagland
    The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its...
  • Legacy at risk, Obama struggles to redefine foreign policy

    05/30/2014 7:51:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2014 | BY MATT SPETALNICK
    President Barack Obama’s second term was supposed to be a crowning opportunity to make his mark on the world stage, but instead he's leading an intense effort to redefine his foreign policy record – and the odds look stacked against him. An administration-wide public relations blitz, which Obama launched with a big foreign policy speech this week, has done little to quell critics who frequently pan his global approach as rudderless, as the White House lurches from crisis to crisis. With just two and a half years left in office, Obama’s chances of forging a successful foreign-policy legacy by the...
  • Barack Obama for president (Flasback)

    05/04/2014 3:56:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 19, 2008 | Editorial Board
    It is inherent in the American character to aspire to greatness, so it can be disorienting when the nation stumbles or loses confidence in bedrock principles or institutions. That's where the United States is as it prepares to select a new president: We have seen the government take a stake in venerable private financial houses; we have witnessed eight years of executive branch power grabs and erosion of civil liberties; we are still recovering from a murderous attack by terrorists on our own soil and still struggling with how best to prevent a recurrence. We need a leader who demonstrates...
  • Three Cheers For Obama

    05/18/2010 10:15:44 PM PDT · by justme346 · 11 replies · 857+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/19/10 | Unknown
    He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine - Driving a stake thru the Heart of Hillary's Presidential aspirations--something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you! He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty - No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and freedom are safer tonight! He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race - quit Evan Bayh had never lost a race - quit Byron Dorgan - had never lost a race - quit Harry...
  • Gingrich opposed to U.S. strike on Iran

    09/01/2006 7:44:52 AM PDT · by slowhand520 · 99 replies · 1,957+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Gingrich opposed to U.S. strike on Iran By Ralph Z. Hallow THE WASHINGTON TIMES September 1, 2006 ROME -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich this week moved a step further toward casting himself as the conservative alternative to Sen. John McCain in a possible run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. In an impromptu speech during a Mediterranean cruise that hosted scores of conservative donors and activists, the Georgia Republican expressed unexpected skepticism about prospects of military intervention to halt Iran's nuclear program. "I am opposed to a military strike on Iran because I don't think it accomplishes very much...
  • Inside the "Ron Paul" Spam Botnet (Originated in Ukraine)

    12/05/2007 9:05:30 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 16 replies · 531+ views
    "On the weekend of October 27, 2007, the Internet was suddenly bombarded with a rash of spam emails promoting U.S. presidential candidate Ron Paul. The spam run continued until Tuesday, October 30, when it stopped as suddenly as it began. At the same time, political blogs began to light up, accusing the campaign (or at least its ardent supporters) of running a criminal botnet for political purposes. We decided to cut through the spin and take a closer look at this botnet to determine its origins and shine some light on who might be responsible." "confirmation that the spammer calling...
  • Did JounoList take down Hillary? (Part 2)

    07/28/2010 2:46:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 7/28/10 | Nachum
     January 28, 2010Did JounoList take down Hillary? (Part 2)by NachumOnce the names became known, then it becomes easier to track obfuscation, obstruction, and collusion.  In a Newsbusters piece written by Jeff Poor called,  What is a HuffPo Blogger Doing in the Vaunted 'Helen Thomas Seat'?   We find bonifide JournoList member Sam Stein from the Huffington Post in the chair that Helen Thomas was forced from , because a video of Thomas' brazen Hatred of the Jews in Israel.  Sam Stein dutifully carries the water for the administration in asking about the recess appointment for the controversial Dr. Berwick to the...
  • Did JournoList help take down Hillary? (Part 1)

    07/27/2010 5:49:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Nachumlist ^ | 7/27/10 | Nachum
    Did JournoList help take down Hillary? (Part 1) July 27, 2010By NachumBy now,  the name ‘JournoList’ is well known throughout the blogosphere.  The assumption is that the hundreds of JournoListas acted in a coordinated attack on Sarah Palin.   It is well known that there is admitted bias and now it is a matter of public record.  What about their actions during the primaries though?   We have the names of the ‘JournoLists’,  so it isn’t hard to look at the record.  Let’s take a walk down memory lane?  The first name that comes to mind is Ezra Klein.  He is the...
  • David Brooks: Sarah Palin “represents a fatal cancer” to GOP

    10/08/2008 8:00:06 PM PDT · by pissant · 68 replies · 6,553+ views
    Southern Appeal ^ | 10/8/08 | staff
    Does David Brooks even pretend to be a conservative anymore? Can we finally acknowledge that this man isn’t even remotely interested in what motivates outside the Beltway - or even inside the Beltway - conservatives? Here’s what Brooks had to say in a recent interview with Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic: [Sarah Palin] represents a fatal cancer to the Republican party. When I first started in journalism, I worked at the National Review for Bill Buckley. And Buckley famously said he’d rather be ruled by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone book than by the Harvard faculty. But...
  • Flashback: Ron Paul Endorses Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader For President

    01/01/2012 3:29:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Brian's Right Perspective ^ | December 26, 2011 | Brian
    As if there are any more reasons to show that Ron Paul should not be the GOP Presidential candidate, there is this bit from 2008 in which Paul endorses four(!) candidates for President, including the Marxist whack-job Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader. How unhinged to you have to be, intellectually, to endorse not only four people, but four whom also hold diametrically opposing views on the role of government. This alone shows that Ron Paul is not a serious thinker. In fact it shows him to be a reactionary flame thrower, willing to completely abandon principles when he doesn't get...
  • Sarah Palin Warned in 2008 Russia Might Invade Ukraine if Obama Wins Election

    03/01/2014 11:23:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    In October 2008, then-Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin warned that Putin, having been motivated by Obama's lack of response to the Russian invasion of Georgia, would proceed to invade Ukraine if then-Senator Obama was elected to the presidency. After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next. Foreign Policy dismissed this warning as "strange" and "far-fetched." As we've said before, this is an extremely far-fetched scenario. And given how Russia has been able to unsettle Ukraine's...
  • Media Wrong Again: Palin Helped McCain In 2008

    11/30/2013 12:34:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    For over five years, a consistent media claim has been that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin hurt Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008 and that he would have fared better with anyone else on the ticket besides her. A recent study by political science professors at Bradley University debunks this claim concluding instead that Palin was a net plus for McCain including with independents and moderates. The first serious study on this matter was conducted by University of Central Florida political science professor Jonathan Knuckey and was published in Political Research Quarterly in April 2011: Using data from the...
  • Flashback: Obama Chides Romney: 'The 1980s Are Calling, They Want Their Foreign Policy Back'

    09/11/2013 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/11/13 | C-Span
    A blast from the not-so-far past.
  • [from 2010] The Day Democrats Dumped the Antiwar Movement

    09/02/2013 8:29:56 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    University of Michigan 2010 study via First Things Blog ^ | March 2010 | Fabio Rojas and Michael Heany
    <p>There's been a lot of talk about the absence of a strong and visible anti-war movement, the way there was during the George W. Bush Presidency.</p> <p>While there are protests against intervention in Syria, in general the movement seems to be a lot weaker under Obama.</p>
  • Syria Intervention Would Reaffirm Obama’s Biggest Flip-Flop

    08/27/2013 5:19:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    TIME ^ | August 27, 2013 | By Alex Altman and Zeke Miller
    In 2007, Barack Obama was asked when presidents have the authority to launch a military strike without congressional authorization. He had a precise answer at the ready. “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat,” Obama told the Boston Globe.
  • Palin: McCain Campaign Banned Me From Talking About Obama - 'Media Would Eat Us Alive'

    07/27/2013 8:28:34 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 68 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 27, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Friday that the McCain campaign in 2008 prevented her from talking about Barack Obama's controversial background or his lack of job experience for fear "the media would eat us alive." Fox News's Greta Van Susteren responded by saying, "I think at some point [people are] going to look at us in the media and think we're just a bunch of fools. We don't have any credibility anyway" SARAH PALIN: The only fans that aren't going to bail on this stall play that we're all observing is still the media, the mainstream media. They're...
  • Obama tries to stall Iraq withdrawal

    09/24/2008 4:35:10 PM PDT · by AndrewWalden · 5 replies · 434+ views
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | 09-23-08 | Andrew Walden
    Many analysts believe that the US draw down in Iraq is damaging to Obama’s electoral chances. And now information is emerging that Obama acted to keep troops deployed. In a September 15 New York Post editorial, CNN and BBC contributor Amir Taheri writes that, according to Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Senator Obama in June told visiting Iraqi officials that President Bush’s government was in a ‘”state of weakness and political confusion’” so the negotiations should be postponed until after the election.
  • Dirty politics from Camp Obama

    09/25/2008 10:27:04 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 370+ views
    Spectator Blogs ^ | September 25, 2008 | Melanie Phillips
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the dirty tricks campaign against journalist Amir Taheri following his revelation that, in a private meeting in Iraq last July with Iraqi leaders, Barack Obama tried to persuade them to delay the agreement being hammered out with the US government on a draw-down of the American military presence. According to this account, which quoted Iraq’s foreign minister Hoshya Zebari (pictured), Obama had thus privately sought to undermine an American government foreign policy initiative – an explosive revelation. Taheri subsequently dismissed as tendentious Camp Obama’s response which he said deliberately confused two separate agreements under...
  • Obama Campaign Ad Mocks and Ridicules Senior Citizens

    09/12/2008 10:14:18 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 40 replies · 300+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 9/12/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Official campaign ad is consistent with ageist hate speech hosted at My.Barackobama.comThis official advertisement, "Paid for by Obama for America" and approved by Barack Obama, continues his campaign's proud tradition of mocking and ridiculing senior citizens, and indeed people over 50. The ad opens with a mirror ball from a disco under the caption 1982, and then shows a clumsy portable phone and a Rubik's cube. Then it derides McCain for not knowing how to use a computer or send E-mail. It says, "Things have changed since then, but McCain hasn't." This ad was approved by Barack Obama, and it...
  • Obama Administration Used Alinsky Tactics & IRS To Ensure Tea Party Was Not a Factor in 2012

    05/10/2013 10:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Alinsky Rule #13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”In 2010 Republicans thundered into the majority in the House of Representatives, making historic gains by a proportion not seen in more than 70 years. The party won more than 60 seats. This was completely due to the enthusiasm of the Tea Party movement in response to the overreach of the Democratic leaders. Democrats and the Obama Administration knew they had to stop the Tea Party to win in 2012 so they organized, made their plans and took action. They planned their attack based on Alinsky’s 13th rule...
  • The Mess Obama Inherited

    04/12/2012 6:03:39 AM PDT · by DaveA37 · 32 replies
    Unknown
    This tells the story, why Bush was so bad at the end of his term, or so they say......... The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress. The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:
  • PN Bakken: ‘Wake-up call’

    01/19/2013 8:22:54 AM PST · by thackney · 43 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of January 20, 2013 | Ray Tyson
    North Dakota has now recorded back-to-back months in which the massive Bakken petroleum system has failed to live up to production expectations. Reasons behind lackluster performances in October and especially in November have led the state’s top oil man, Lynn Helms, to issue a “wake-up call” for those who believed the good times would continue unabated. “We’ve gotten very used to the increase in production, almost regardless of what was happening out there,” Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said in a Jan. 11 conference call. For the first time in 19 months, North Dakota’s oil production declined...
  • McCain voters defecting to Obama are older white males

    10/21/2012 5:19:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21, 2012 | By Gabriel Debenedetti
    Roughly 5 percent of respondents in Reuters/Ipsos polls said they chose the Republican contender in 2008 and will switch to Obama in 2012. Who are these defectors? The McCain-to-Obama switchers are 55 percent male, and 34 percent of them are 55 or older. (Overall, Obama trails Romney 34 percent to 52 percent among white men over 50.) About 72 percent of them are white. They are largely from the East Coast; nearly 4 in 10 live in the mid- or South Atlantic. Nearly 3 in 10 finished their education after high school, and nearly 2 in 10 have a bachelor's...
  • In latest Romney ad, Hillary Clinton attacks Obama

    06/29/2012 4:36:34 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 81 replies
    http://newsyahoo.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    In his effort to challenge President Barack Obama's attacks on his jobs record, Mitt Romney has enlisted a surprising new surrogate: Hillary Clinton. The Romney campaign quietly launched a new 30-second television ad Friday featuring footage of Clinton campaigning against Obama during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, in which she accused Obama of lying about her record. "Shame on you, Barack Obama," Clinton says in the footage recycled in the Romney spot. The Romney ad uses the Clinton footage to back up a recent Washington Post Fact Checker item that said a recent Obama ad accusing Romney of outsourcing jobs...
  • McCain Camp Didn’t Vet Obama; Palin Thought That Was a Mistake

    05/19/2012 12:38:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 36 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | May 19 2012 | Stacy Drake
    Sean Hannity hosted a panel on his show last night, to discuss Barack Obama’s history, in his “own words.” Stephen K. Bannon was a member of that panel, and reminded viewers (around the 3:30 mark) that the McCain campaign failed to vet Obama during the 2008 presidential election. The decision to not vet the current president in 2008 by Steve Schmidt and other incompetent individuals within the McCain camp, played a role in outcome in that race. Governor Palin knew the American people deserved to know the facts about Obama’s history and associations. Schmidt & Co. simply wouldn’t allow it,...
  • Romney Now Seen As Most Conservative Republican, Huckabee Gaining Ground

    11/13/2007 9:17:28 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 124 replies · 77+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/13/2007 | Rassmussen Report
    During the early stumbles of Fred Thompson's Presidential campaign, his poll numbers and position in the race were sustained by the perception of Republican voters that he was the most conservative candidate in the Republican field. That is no longer the case. Mitt Romney now tops Thompson and is seen as the most conservative candidate while Mike Huckabee is gaining ground fast on that front. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey data shows that 46% of Republican voters see Romney as politically conservative. That's up ten percentage points from 36% a month ago. Romney has also opened a significant lead...
  • Ron Paul on track to be biggest fundraiser (politico)

    11/30/2007 9:07:21 AM PST · by traviskicks · 171 replies · 275+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/30/07 | Jeanne Cummings
    Ron Paul may not win his party’s primary, but he is on track to capture another big title: Top Republican fundraiser for the final quarter of the money-obsessed 2008 presidential primary. In the first two months of the quarter that began Oct. 1, Paul already has raised more than $9.75 million, putting him easily within range to best the amount rival Mitt Romney received from donors during the entire third quarter. The Texas congressman has set a goal of raising $12 million before the fourth quarter’s Dec. 31st deadline, a sum New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani couldn’t achieve in the...
  • Paul: US inching toward 'soft fascism'

    01/08/2008 10:10:56 AM PST · by mnehring · 129 replies · 480+ views
    "We're not moving toward Hitler-type fascism, but we're moving toward a softer fascism," said the 10-term Texas congressman Sunday. Speaking on PBS Sunday, the presidential candidate affirmed that the American people are giving up their rights and privacy, 'all in the name of safety and security'. "Loss of civil liberties, corporations running the show, big government in bed with big business," said Paul of the downhill situation that awaits Americans. "So you have the military-industrial complex, you have the medical-industrial complex, you have the financial industry, you have the communications industry. That's where the control is," the libertarian-leaning politician explained....
  • Six candidates to participate in historic 2008 S.C. GOP Presidential Candidates Debate (No Hunter)

    01/09/2008 11:47:11 AM PST · by pissant · 297 replies · 390+ views
    SC GOP ^ | 1/9/08 | Staff
    Contact: Rob Godfrey, Communications Director 803.807.7144 COLUMBIA, S.C. - Excitement surrounding presidential politics in South Carolina continues to grow as South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson today announced that invitations have been extended to and accepted by six Republican presidential candidates to participate in the 2008 South Republican Party Presidential Candidates Debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. "The stakes couldn't be higher this election, and we couldn't be more excited to extend a warm South Carolina welcome to six White House hopefuls who are seeking the Republican nomination to be the next President of the United States," said Dawson....
  • Why I Believe Mike Huckabee Should Be President

    01/15/2008 8:45:27 AM PST · by pissant · 45 replies · 151+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 1/15/08 | Dr. Toney Beam
    Watching the Republican primary has been less like watching a horse race and more like watching the horses on the merry-go-round at the carnival. There has been a lot of up and down movement among the candidates with no clear leader emerging. In fact we have two primaries and one caucus under our electoral belts and there have been three different winners. Mike Huckabee surprised in Iowa, John McCain won on what has become his home turf of New Hampshire and Mitt Romney won Wyoming by virtue of the fact he was the only major candidate to visit the state....
  • The Church Doctrines of Pope Ron Paul

    01/16/2008 7:52:44 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 78+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2008 | Michael Kinsley
    What's wrong with libertarianism? Libertarians get patronized a lot. Chipmunky and earnest, always pursuing logical consistency down wacky paths, they pose no real threat to the established order. But the modest success of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas in the presidential campaign entitles them to some answers to the questions they raise. They say: People should be free to do whatever they want, as long as it doesn't hurt other people. If you agree, how do you justify (let's pick just two): 1) laws that forbid private behavior, such as recreational drugs; 2) government programs that redistribute one person's...
  • Constitution Party Courts Ron Paul as Candidate

    01/16/2008 1:15:09 PM PST · by locke22 · 150 replies · 815+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 01/16/08 | Old Glory Media
    EUREKA Ca: 01/167/08 Old Glory Media - Mary Starrett, Communications Director of the Constitution Party, announced today, in conjunction with her radio interview with Old Glory Radio 16 Jan 08, that the Constitution Party has drafted a resolution encouraging current Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul to run as the Constitution Party candidate for President in the 2008 Election.
  • Why Huckabee is Like Reagan (Real Clear Politics Title)

    01/22/2008 8:45:14 PM PST · by nckerr · 62 replies · 64+ views
    Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | 1-20-2008 | By John Linder
    Huckabee presents the best choice for Reagan supporters I was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives 34 years ago. I have watched this party change for a long time. Some changes have been better than others. Two years after that first election, I went to work on the Reagan campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. I was one of the leaders of that campaign in Georgia, and my friend, Paul Coverdell, led the establishment's efforts to nominate President Ford. It was the typical establishment-versus-interloper campaign. Most of the friends I had made in the party were in the...
  • Quotes from the Republican debate

    01/24/2008 8:37:05 PM PST · by jdm · 35 replies · 171+ views
    AP/Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 24, 2008 | Staff
    — Some quotes from Thursday's Republican presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla. ___ MIKE HUCKABEE _ On the Iraq war and President Bush: "I supported the president when he led us into this, as did the Democrats, and I think we owe him not a lot of scorn. We owe him our thanks that he had the courage to recognize there was a potential of weapons of mass destruction and rather than wait until we had another attack, he went and made sure that it wasn't going to happen from Saddam Hussein. Now, everybody can look back and say, 'Oh,...
  • What Romney Has To Do At Tonight's Debate

    01/30/2008 10:02:49 AM PST · by jdm · 285 replies · 321+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 30, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    In the wake of the loss in Florida yesterday, Mitt Romney needs to focus on tonight's debate to break out as the conservative choice for the nomination. John McCain has taken leads in significant Super Tuesday states, and tonight will be the last national audience for all of the remaining candidates before 21 states go to the polls or the caucuses. Romney has to ignite conservatives and make this a binary race across a clear ideological line. Some feel that the moment has already passed. Writers at The Corner and Dick Morris have resigned themselves to a Romney loss before...
  • Romney bid was a crucible for Mormons

    02/10/2008 4:53:41 PM PST · by Zakeet · 896 replies · 565+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 9, 2008 | Rachael Zoll
    Mitt Romney isn't the only casualty in his failed presidential bid. The Mormon church, yearning for broad acceptance, also took a beating. Extremists denounced Romney's campaign as a Mormon plot to take over the country. Some Evangelicals feared that a Mormon in the White House would draw more converts to his faith. Mormon practices were picked apart, even ones that had been abandoned long ago such as polygamy. Romney tried to focus on politics, but was often asked about sacred Mormon undergarments. "It is prejudice," said Richard Bushman, an emeritus professor at Columbia University, who is a leading historian and...
  • McCain's Top Ten VP Picks

    02/15/2008 10:04:59 AM PST · by inkling · 101 replies · 250+ views
    ExurbanLeague.com ^ | Feb. 15, 2008 | Exurban Jon
    Now that the GOP nominating process is all but over, pundits are buzzing over potential vice presidential candidates. Many of the suggested running mates would hurt more than help (Huck? Are you kidding me?) while truly excellent choices are barely mentioned. Don't worry McCain campaign — we're here to help! Like any presidential nominee, McCain has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses heading into November. Although few vote for the second banana, a bad choice can create serious headaches down the road (:cough: Dan Quayle :cough: ). But in our 50/50 political world, a great pick could make the...
  • Low Voltage: Obama Failure as Investor-in-Chief

    02/01/2012 10:32:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Even before he took the oath of office, Barack Obama embraced the financial crisis of 2008.  In the words of his then Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” and Obama saw the recession as an opportunity for him to play investor picking winners and losers with hundreds of billions of borrowed dollars.  This was his moment to “transform” the American economy to match his vision for a brave new world.  Lavishing billions on green technology was high on Obama’s list of favorites.  In just three years, his Administration has pumped $80 billion into...
  • FBI serves terrorism warrants in Minn., Chicago

    09/24/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 80 replies · 11+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/29/10 | STEVE KARNOWSKI,
    The FBI said it searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation Friday. Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East. FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago. "These were search warrants only," Warfield said. "We're not anticipating any arrests at this time. They're seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism." The homes of longtime Minneapolis anti-war activists Mick Kelly, Jess Sundin and Meredith Aby were among those...
  • VIDEO: Rediscovered 2004 Senate ad shows Obama pitching similar rhetorical themes

    11/06/2011 9:24:51 PM PST · by martosko · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/06/2011 | Neil Munro
    A rediscovered video from Barack Obama’s 2004 Senate race shows him road-testing his current rhetorical techniques, pitching far-left policies, and depicting business and the marketplace as negative forces. “We all have a set of mutual obligations towards each other — we are our brother’s keeper, we are our sister’s keeper — and that those mutual obligations have to express themselves through government policies,” he said at the tail end of a soft-focus, five-minute autobiographical video entitled “Introducing Barack Obama” that he released during his 2004 campaign for U.S. Senate.
  • Ex-Indiana governor(Kernan): That's not my signature on Obama petition

    10/12/2011 11:07:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10-12-11 | AP
    Former Gov. Joe Kernan says a signature on a petition to place Barack Obama's name on Indiana's 2008 primary ballot isn't his, putting him among dozens of dubious signatures found in a newspaper's investigation. Kernan, a Democrat who campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primary, told the South Bend Tribune that he didn't sign the Obama document. "No, not at all," the former South Bend mayor said when asked whether the signature next to his name on the Obama petition looked like his own. "Nor does the printing look like mine." The Tribune reported Wednesday that it has talked...