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  • The Four Roots of Obama’s Foreign Policy Catastrophes

    03/28/2014 10:38:23 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 11 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | March 28, 2014, 1:12 pm | Keith Koffler
    President Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster. He cruised along for awhile, but then the rest of the world figured him out and started taking matters into their own hands, for which the Devil has made ample use. And now, as everyone can see, we’re in deep doodoo in every corner of the globe. Here’s why: 1. Obama never cared about foreign policy The president came into office with one thing in mind: To “fundamentally transform” the United States into a a kind of Northern Cuba where he could “spread the wealth around” to the poor from the rich, the...
  • An Empty Suit Prepares To Deliver an Empty Speech (watch this)

    01/27/2014 4:18:03 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | 1-27-2014 | John Hinderaker
    President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union speech tomorrow night. The media will cover it as though it matters, even though hardly anyone is listening and most Americans have little or no confidence in the president. Obama's fundamental problem, as he discourses on the state of the union, is that the union's state is palpably worse, after five years, than it was when he took office. So it is hard to take him seriously when he tries to tell us how to make things better.American Action Network made this video, titled "#EmptySuit." It is short but packs...
  • Obama suffers most from year of turmoil, poll finds

    12/17/2013 5:24:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2013 | Dan Balz and Scott Clement
    President Obama is ending his fifth year in office matching the worst public approval ratings of his presidency, with record numbers of Americans saying they disapprove of his job performance and his once-hefty advantages over Republicans in Congress eroded in many areas, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. His position is all the more striking when compared with his standing a year ago, as he was preparing for his second inauguration after a solid reelection victory. That high note proved fleeting as the president faced a series of setbacks, culminating in the botched rollout of his Affordable Care...
  • He’s no Truman: It seems the buck doesn’t stop at Obama’s Oval Office desk

    10/24/2013 6:15:53 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | David Boyer
    n the Obama White House these days, the buck stops somewhere — anywhere — below the president. White House aides insisted Wednesday that President Obama wasn’t told about major problems with the Obamacare website before its failed launch, adding to the growing list of blunders in which his advisers allegedly have kept him in the dark. As the president summoned a dozen top health insurance executives to the White House for a meeting on salvaging his signature initiative, administration officials said nobody in Mr. Obama’s inner circle had any inkling of how bad the federal website for HealthCare.gov would be...
  • Obama on ‘Coolest’ Job Perk: Anybody in the World Will Answer My Call

    10/16/2013 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 47 replies
    WNEW - (CBS-DC) ^ | 16 Oct 2013 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Amid a government shutdown, looming U.S. default and partisan bickering in Congress, President Barack Obama was still able to focus on one of the more positive, “cool” things about his job. In a round of interviews with local television stations addressing the threat of a Thursday deadline for raising the U.S. debt limit, President Obama told WABC-TV’s Diana Williams that their respective daughters both share the view that celebrity friends are one of the “coolest” perks to the job. “My daughter asked me to ask you, what is the coolest thing about being president?” asked Williams. “She...
  • Obama’s crisis of credibility

    10/11/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by TerriHaute · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | Koffler | Keith
    President Barack Obama is like a novice flier thrust into the cockpit of a 747. He’s pushing buttons, flipping switches and radioing air traffic control, but nothing’s happening. The plane is just slowly descending on its own, and while it may or may not crash, it at least doesn’t appear to be headed to any particularly useful destination. Obama’s ineffectiveness, always a hallmark of his presidency, has reached a new cruising altitude this year. Not even a year into his second term, he looks like a lame duck and quacks like a lame duck. You guessed it — he’s a...
  • Syria crisis reveals uneasy relationship between Obama, nation’s military leaders

    09/19/2013 8:07:00 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 7 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Sep 18, 2013 | Ernesto Londońo and Craig Whitlock
    The Syrian crisis over the past few weeks has thrust President Obama into a role in which at times he has seemed uneasy: that of commander in chief. The prospect of an attack to punish Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons exposed the Nobel Peace laureate’s strained and somewhat tentative relationship with the military. His dramatic oscillation from detachment on Syria to the brink of military action, with him ultimately settling for a potential diplomatic solution, has unsettled many people in uniform.
  • President Obama: 'Less concerned about style points'

    09/16/2013 12:20:57 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/15/13 | BYRON TAU
    his administration had bungled the response to the Syrian crisis.
  • Putin Didn't Save Obama, He Beat Him

    09/10/2013 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 197 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 10, 2013 | Lee Smith
    Maybe Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin really did discuss the idea of putting Syrian chemical weapons under international control last week on the sidelines of the G20 conference. Putin sure doesn’t care that Obama’s taking credit for the proposal, or that the administration is posturing like a Mob enforcer. “The only reason why we are seeing this proposal,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney, “is because of the U.S. threat of military action.” Right, Putin is laughing to himself. Whatever. If Obama wants to sell it like a Christmas miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue that’s fine with Putin, because Putin won....
  • Obama Lobbying Congress From Sand Trap

    09/07/2013 3:24:45 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 31 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 09/07/2013 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama today took time out from what the White House is billing as an intensive Syria resolution lobbying campaign to play golf. He’s playing with a few of his usual group of junior staffers - Mike Brush, Marvin Nicholson, and Joe Paulsen. But just minutes after the press pool reported Obama is on the golf course, the White House made sure to issue the pooler the following bulletin: This afternoon, the President received an update from his Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, on the administration’s latest consultations with members of Congress. The President will make additional calls to members...
  • Obama Calls Tornado Ravaged Okla. Town By Wrong Name

    05/29/2013 7:27:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/29/13
    President Obama in Asbury Park, NJ on Tuesday: "So, Jersey, you’ve still got a long road ahead, but when you look out on this beach -- this beautiful beach here, even in the rain, it looks good. You look out over the horizon, you can count on the fact that you won’t be alone. Your fellow citizens will be there for you -- just like we’ll be there for folks in Breezy Point and Staten Island -- (applause) -- and obviously, we’re going to be there for the folks in Monroe [sic], Oklahoma, after the devastation of last week. (Applause.)...
  • The Tailor Who Sewed the Obama Empty Suit Has Sewn Others

    04/22/2013 5:32:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-22-13 | Bruce Walker
    The most glaring fact about our president is that he is an empty suit. The people around him are also empty suits. They believe in nothing, really, but unearned luxury, unmerited adulation, and unaccountable power. Those whom we have come to call "leftists" are in fact nothing but nihilists, and we flatter them when we presume that they value anything beyond their vanities, their avarice, and their selfishness. When tragedy strikes, like in the Boston bombing, these empty suits can look and act appropriately somber and serious, but it is all for show, and the intended audience are Americans who...
  • Republican leaders’ ‘meeting’ with Obama: Seven minutes

    02/28/2013 5:06:42 AM PST · by Hoodat · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Dave Boyer
    Never let it be said that President Obama has failed to spend time with Republican leaders in seeking an alternative to automatic budget cuts that are due to hit most federal departments Friday. On Wednesday, for example, the president gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes, a rare face-to-face encounter that the White House described as a “meeting.” The White House’s characterization of this momentary huddle at the Capitol as a meeting illuminates Mr. Obama’s strategy in dealing with Republicans on the budget cuts and other fiscal deadlines. With speeches and other staged events, the president has tried to...
  • Toomey offers Obama flexibility on spending cuts

    02/27/2013 11:27:09 AM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | February 26, 2013 | Colby Itkowitz
    WASHINGTON — With the clock ticking on the sequester, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania has crafted an alternative plan that would give President Barack Obama discretion over where to cut $85 billion in annual federal spending. As of now, the across-the-board cuts set to take effect Friday would slice many domestic and defense programs indiscriminately. Toomey, a Republican, contends that the spending cuts should go forward, but there should be some license over where the cuts are made. For Democrats, the plan is a non-starter. And some Senate Republicans are reportedly pushing back against Toomey's proposal as well, uncomfortable with...
  • Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

    02/07/2013 9:53:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 243 replies
    Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi Daniel Halper February 7, 2013 12:05 PM Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012: Panetta said that Obama left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us." In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Panetta said...
  • Political commentator Sean Hannity was one of the big losers in the 2012 election

    12/30/2012 6:12:24 PM PST · by SMGFan · 97 replies
    The right-wing Fox News host lost half his audience in the weeks after Obama's win In a fitting coda to 2012, we’ve learned that the ratings for rock-ribbed conservative Sean Hannity cratered after Barack Obama won his second term, with viewers tuning out the Fox News Channel talk-show host in droves. According to Nielsen numbers, Hannity lost around half of his audience in the weeks after the election, while his Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly — who steadfastly refuses to identify himself politically as a conservative — retained around 70% of his audience. So what happened to Hannity? The going...
  • Was Obama wearing an Earpieceduring a debate??? Drudge Picture.

    10/23/2012 8:03:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 102 replies
    vanity
    Drudge has had that picture up since yesterday. There is a point he is trying to make. Is it about the earpiece???? Other pictures of Obama with an earpiece
  • What is Obama doing on the Facebook homepage?

    10/09/2012 4:52:38 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    facebook | 10/09/2012 | freeatlanta
    I went to sign into facebook and the opening page has this movie with an empty chair hanging in the air.I doubt they meant it as an obama slam, but I thought it was funny.
  • Image of the Day: The Empty Podium

    10/06/2012 4:13:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The New Yorker goes Eastwood:   Back to you, Dirty Harry:  Full Clint Eastwood speech 2012 Republican National Convention RNC Mitt RomneyAs I mentioned last night, some liberals are pretty angry that Obama wasn't allowed to drag TOTUS onto the debate stage on Wednesday:   This is what Republicans are up against. UPDATE - Rasmussen's Saturday tracker shows a four-point bounce for Romney, who now leads 49-47 among likely voters nationwide.  The better news?  Only 2/3 of that rolling poll was taken after the debate, so he has room to expand his advantage.
  • CLINT WAS RIGHT!

    10/04/2012 12:21:19 PM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies
    no link, 2 pics say it all
  • A relaxed Romney rolls by out-of-sync Obama in first presidential debate

    10/03/2012 11:34:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 4, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    The presidential debate hyped as an exercise in meticulously planned zingers had little zing. And President Obama was doubly zinger-less Wednesday night in Denver. He was flat. He meandered more than Republican Mitt Romney. Obama used lots of numbers. But it sounded like a calculus lesson. It wasn’t the 2+2=4 math that proves a point during a debate. And there was a more important figure he missed: 47. That’s the percentage of non income-taxpaying citizens whom Romney seemed to denigrate in a recently released hidden-video, which played right into the Democrats’ narrative about making Romney the out-of-touch rich man. But...
  • Hello, you've reached the president. I'm never here.

    09/30/2012 5:58:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 9/30/2012 | Michael Goodwin
    In Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 3 a.m. television ad in the 2008 primary campaign, we heard the sound of a ringing phone and saw sleeping children. In ominous tones, a narrator warned that “something is happening in the world” and asked, “Who do you want answering the phone?” Well, it’s 2012, and — the phone is still ringing. Please, somebody answer the damn thing! The story of the terror attack in Benghazi is that neither Clinton nor the president who made her secretary of state responded to the real emergency when it came. The biggest foreign-policy crisis of the last four...
  • Empty chair 'lynchings': Anti-Obama protests gone too far? (It's a "chair"!)

    09/20/2012 3:35:39 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 71 replies
    nbc ^ | 9/20/2012 | By James Eng
    At least two recent incidents in which empty chairs were hung from trees by rope have critics decrying what they say are racially offensive displays meant to symbolize the “lynching” of President Barack Obama. In Austin, Texas, a homeowner hung an empty folding chair from a tree branch in front of his house and later attached an American flag to it. He reportedly told a Democratic political blogger who inquired about it: “You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you.” In Centreville, Va., an empty chair with a sign reading “Nobama” was strung...
  • The Libyan Scandal Deepens

    09/15/2012 11:48:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    PowerLine ^ | September 13, 2012 | John Hindraker
    <p>According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.</p>
  • Pay No Attention to the Burning Flags, Stormed Consulates, and Dead Americans . . .

    09/15/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 14, 2012 2:09 P.M. | By Victor Davis Hanson
    One of the ways of understanding the strange nonchalant response of the administration to prior warnings of trouble in the Arab Spring countries, and its contextualization of the violence on the anniversary of 9/11, is its belief that it is somehow separated from the object of the violence. Raging crowds and Islamic wrath could not possibly be connected to the enlightened Obama administration given the three years of laborious Muslim outreach and the long-ago departure of George Bush. So we are to think away all those burning flags, stormed consulates, and dead Americans, and instead remember that the violence “is...
  • Obama Will Continue to Skip Intelligence Briefings Unless Jay-Z Raps Them!

    09/15/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-15-2012 | MOTUS
    Here’s everything we know so far, and everything we’re likely to know for the foreseeable future as the State Department has announced a “no further questions” policy. Not that the MSM would ask any questions likely to embarrass Big Guy anyway. Lessons learned: 1. It’s wrong to politicize lethal attacks on our embassies if you’re running against Big Guy. 2. The best way not to politicize this is to keep calm and carry on as if nothing happened; i.e., continue to skip daily intelligence meetings and attend all previously scheduled fundraisers. 3. This “volatile situation” in the Mid-East is not...
  • Empty Chair ad? "Mr. President I am here to give you the National security briefing...

    09/15/2012 8:58:05 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 18 replies
    [pic of Obama laughing with celebrity, morphing to an empty Oval Office] "Mr. President I am here to give you the National security briefing on Iran's nuclear program, Syria, Afghanistan, North Korea, Egypt and Libya. Mr. President? Mr. President? Mr. President, where are you?"
  • America's Feckless Leader Apologizes AGAIN

    09/14/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 4 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-14-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    The assault on US consulates/embassies in Cairo, Egypt and in Benghazi, Libya recently puts the lie to the claims that Islamic nations can exist as democratic nations that contribute something to the rest of the world -- something other than war and bloodshed. The whole thing smacks of Jimmy Carter and the US embassy take over in Tehran. I had one flashback after the other as I watched the stories flooding out of Libya. And why not? The causation is the same -- incompetence by the then -- and current -- presidential administration of the United States. Obama looked and...
  • Media Sets Narrative to Cover for the Democrats' Disastrous Foreign Policy (Long article)

    09/13/2012 2:58:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm trying to put my finger on what bothers me the most. There's something that's been gnawing at me. I always try to not get caught up. It's very hard. It's hard to avoid this. The narrative. I was talking about the narrative when the program started. The daily media narrative. There is one. We wonder how they can all end up using the word "gravitas." We wonder how they can all end up using the same words. We heard it with Jan Crawford and Ari Shapiro setting the narrative. Grab audio sound bite 26. I'm sorry...
  • Regime Brags: Obama is So Smart, He Doesn't Need Intelligence Briefings (The Arrogance)

    09/13/2012 1:32:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Marc Thiessen, opinion writer, Washington Post: "Obama Alone: This President Does Not Need Intel Briefers." Wait 'til you hear this spin. We've already got Obama walking back a major gaffe, this statement that Egypt is not an ally. They have been since 1989. Regardless the Muslim Brotherhood situation now, they've always been an ally. Folks, they've had to walk that back now. This is a major gaffe, and even foreign policy media people know this, and that's why they're walking this back, because there are some people who are not in the media laying down...
  • U.S. ambassador to Libya, three staff killed in rocket attack

    09/12/2012 2:27:16 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 158 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 12, 2012
    BEIRUT, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday in the Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said.
  • Breaking: Romney: Obama handling of Libya, Egypt violence 'disgraceful'

    09/11/2012 7:40:37 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    (CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday issued a paper statement sharply critical of President Barack Obama over his handling of violence in the Middle East earlier in the day. “I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi," Romney said in the statement. "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
  • White House doesn’t dispute my report on skipped meetings--Marc A. Thiessen

    09/11/2012 10:46:16 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/11/2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    The Politico headline reporting on the Obama administration’s reaction to my column yesterday exposing the fact that President Obama has skipped more than half of his daily intelligence meetings since taking office reads “White House disputes report on intel briefs.” For its part, CNN reports that “The president's spokesman disputed a Washington Post item that suggested the commander-in-chief has not attended the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)  "more than half the time."  No, he didn’t.  In fact, no one in the Obama administration has “disputed” my report on the president’s record on attending his daily intelligence meeting.  No administration official has...
  • Chairs placed by Eastwood cutout on Calif. trail

    09/04/2012 11:14:32 PM PDT · by thecodont · 35 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 8:55 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | Associated Press Staff
    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — These days, wherever you see Clint Eastwood, an empty chair is sure to follow. Even if you're on a hike. A life-sized cutout of a cowboy Eastwood has stood on a trail overlooking a Southern California freeway for months, but on Tuesday a pair of chairs were next to him, one also a cardboard cutout, the other an actual wooden chair. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Chairs-placed-by-Eastwood-cutout-on-Calif-trail-3840013.php#ixzz25ZbDJVci
  • ‘Fox and Friends’ airs 4-minute anti-Obama video that looks like a political attack ad

    05/31/2012 5:27:52 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 57 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/30/2012 | By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline
    "Fox & Friends" aired a nearly-four-minute video about President Barack Obama on Wednesday, drawing the ire of critics who say it looked, felt and sounded like a political attack ad. "We decided to take a look back at the president's first term to see if it lived up to hope and change," co-host Gretchen Carlson said while introducing the video. The video, produced by Fox News associate producer Chris White, attacks Obama's record on job creation and the unemployment rate--and includes a dramatic, "Star Wars"-esque soundtrack. It aired twice on Wednesday's show.
  • Obama is not that bright

    05/21/2012 8:48:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 58 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Jack Kelly | May 20, 2012
    Mr. Obama went to Harvard, but so did George W. Bush, who some liberals consider dumber than dirt. The president won't release his transcripts, so we can't judge by his grades. Mr. Obama was president of the Harvard Law Review, but when he was selected, popularity mattered more than scholarship. Mr. Obama joined an undistinguished law firm, where he tried no cases. He often rambles when he speaks without a teleprompter. Mr. Obama has said a lot of unsmart things: there are 57 states; Canada has a president; "Austrian" is a language; America is "20 centuries" old; Arabic is spoken...
  • Santorum's executive experience conundrum

    03/20/2012 7:52:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 20, 2012 | John Dickerson
    In 2008, Republicans argued that Barack Obama couldn't be an effective president because he had never run anything. Since his inauguration, they have never let go of this argument. In a typical exchange during the BP oil spill, Sean Hannity and GOP strategist Ed Gillespie agreed that the feeling America was on the wrong track could be traced "back to the fact that [Obama] doesn't have executive experience." Indeed, when Rick Santorum was praising Sarah Palin as a vice presidential pick in 2008 at a speech at Ave Maria (yes, the same speech where he talked about Satan), he cited...
  • Santorum Campaign Takes New Tack on Gingrich

    03/20/2012 8:54:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 33 replies
    The Caucus ^ | 3-20-12 | Seelye
    The Santorum campaign appears to be taking a slightly new tack on Newt Gingrich’s continued presence in the race. Instead of calling on Mr. Gingrich to drop out of the race, they called for Mr. Gingrich’s supporters to come to their side. “It’s time for Gingrich supporters to get behind us if they truly want to have a conservative candidate; it’s up to Newt Gingrich to decide what his future is,” John Brabender, Mr. Santorum’s top strategist, told reporters after Mr. Santorum and a crowd of about 200 people had left the hotel ballroom here where Mr. Santorum had conceded...
  • Not Penn. pals

    03/16/2012 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Mangia E Statti Zitto · 11 replies
    The Daily ^ | 03/15/2012 | Dan Hirschhorn
    As Rick Santorum desperately tries to make a dent in Mitt Romney’s formidable delegate lead, he faces an unlikely obstacle on the primary calendar: his home state of Pennsylvania. Yes, Santorum is currently favored — though hardly a lock — to win the popular vote in the state he represented in Congress for 16 years. But Pennsylvania’s non-binding primary rules for distributing delegates raise the prospect that Santorum, who has said he’ll win the vast majority of the state’s delegates, could actually come away from next month’s primary empty-handed at a time when he can ill-afford it. Which means the...
  • Solid in Kansas, Santorum Seeks to Build Margin [“We Chased All The Candidates Out of Kansas!”]

    03/09/2012 8:52:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 09, 2012 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Solid in Kansas, Santorum Seeks to Build Margin By TRIP GABRIEL March 9, 2012 WICHITA, Kan. — “We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!” Rick Santorum boomed as he took the podium one day before Saturday’s caucuses in the state, which his two leading rivals are not seriously pursuing. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have largely bypassed Kansas and its 40 delegates to the Republican convention, instead focusing on the bigger prizes of Alabama and Mississippi, whose primaries are on Tuesday. But that did not stop Mr. Santorum from laying into both rivals with biting words as he sought...
  • ‘We Now Live in a Post-Constitutional Country’

    01/17/2012 5:20:49 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/16/2012 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In an interview with CNSNews.com about his new book—“Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America”—Mark R. Levin said he believes America has already largely become “a post-constitutional country.” The book, released Monday, compares the Utopian and unworkable schemes laid out by political philosophers from Plato to Thomas Hobbes with the vision of natural law, God-given rights, and individual liberty that inspired the Founding Fathers when they wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. “Utopianism is not new,” Levin writes in “Ameritopia.” “It has been repackaged countless times—since Plato and before. It is as old as tyranny itself. In democracies,...
  • Obama makes Trump's case on affirmative action

    09/01/2011 5:15:04 PM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    WND ^ | August 31, 2011 | Jack Cashill
    In April of this year, after persistent badgering by MSNBC's Chris Matthews, veteran commentator Pat Buchanan said the obvious about President Barack Obama: "I think he's affirmative action all the way." Matthews had been goading Buchanan to defend similar comments made by Donald Trump in his short-lived shot at the presidency. "How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?" Trump had asked. "Let him show his records." "By charging that Obama was not admitted based on merit," the Nation fretted in an articled headlined "Confronting Trump's Coded Racism"...Had any of the above critics checked with Barack...
  • Geithner: Never Thought Debt Talks Would Come 'This Close to The Edge'

    07/24/2011 7:33:52 PM PDT · by Son House · 63 replies · 1+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 24, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    <p>Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Sunday that he did not initially think lawmakers would bring the debt-ceiling negotiations "this close to the edge," appearing taken aback by the lingering distance between the two sides with an Aug. 2 deadline looming.</p>
  • Obama’s ineligibility: A vast conspiracy against America

    07/02/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT · by Ordinary_American · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 2, 2011 | Lawrence Sellin
    Barack Obama is an illegal President, who has likely committed felonies in office and there is an active conspiracy to prevent the American people from learning the truth. There is evidence that Obama’s birth documents and Selective Service registrations are forgeries and that he is using a stolen Social Security number. Yet there are no investigations to ascertain the facts. There is only willful ignorance. Many of our political leaders and government officials are either actively or passively complicit in this crime against our Constitution and our country. Attorney Leo Donofrio has documented evidence that Justia.com, the main resource on...
  • The Presidential Afghanistan Speech I Was Promised Vs. The Speech I Actually Heard

    06/27/2011 9:00:35 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 4 replies
    Center for a New American Security ^ | June 23, 2011 | Dr. Nora Bensahel
    June 23, 2011 — Late Wednesday afternoon, I headed over to the White House to attend a background session about President Obama's Afghanistan speech. But when I watched the speech a few hours later, I wondered if I had somehow had wandered into the wrong briefing room. I was promised by senior administration officials that the speech would provide at least some strategic rationale for withdrawing 10,000 U.S. troops by the end of 2011 and 23,000 more troops by September 2012. They argued that the concept of a distinct fighting season is not entirely right, and so withdrawing forces next...
  • Obama says economy can take hit and keep going

    05/06/2011 11:18:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 134 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 May 2011 | JIM KUHNHENN
    INDIANAPOLIS – Refocusing on the nation's economic struggles, President Barack Obama welcomed news Friday that the economy unexpectedly added more than 200,000 jobs last month. "We are regaining our footing," he said. The president spoke during a visit to a transmission plant in Indianapolis, even as the killing of Osama bin Laden continued to dominate headlines and much of the president's time. From Indianapolis he was to travel to Fort Campbell, Ky., to thank the Navy SEALs who stormed bin Laden's compound in Pakistan and shot him dead, and the helicopter operators who got them there. But first, at Allison...
  • CARTOON: "Empty Suit 2012 - Barack Obama"...

    04/03/2011 6:07:42 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Iowa Presidential Watch ^ | 4-3-2011 | IPWGOP
  • People Are Starting To Notice

    03/16/2011 3:33:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 52 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | March 15, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    Recent poll data suggest that Americans have woken up to the fact that Barack Obama is an empty suit, and the Democrats have nothing to offer in terms of policy solutions. First, President Obama. Today's Rasmussen Reports finds that among likely voters, President Obama has matched his lowest standing ever. He now ranks at -22 on the Approval Index, defined as the difference between those who strongly approve and strongly disapprove of his performance: [Graph] Rasmussen also finds that the voters' preference for Republicans over Democrats is growing, as the current generic Congressional preference survey has Republicans ahead by 46-37....
  • Obama's 'Where's Waldo?' presidency

    03/02/2011 4:56:43 PM PST · by Hoodat · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2011 | Ruth Marcus
    For a man who won office talking about change we can believe in, Barack Obama can be a strangely passive president. There are a startling number of occasions in which the president has been missing in action - unwilling, reluctant or late to weigh in on the issue of the moment. He is, too often, more reactive than inspirational, more cautious than forceful. Each of these instances can be explained on its own terms, as matters of legislative strategy, geopolitical calculation or political prudence. He didn't want to get mired in legislative details during the health-care debate for fear of...
  • WH Official: China Needs to Do More, US-S. Korea Joint Military Exercises Possible in Coming Days

    11/24/2010 5:01:06 AM PST · by Hoodat · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 23 Nov 2010 | Jake Tapper
    White House official tells ABC News that the U.S. is going to spend a great deal of effort trying to get China to take a more “robust” stand against North Korea’s actions. “We need to send a strong signal to the Chinese that they need to stand up to North Korea,” the official says, adding that Russia’s statement condemning this attack was much stronger than after the North Koreans sank the ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772) in March 2010. “There’s a greater degree of alarm in the international community,” the official said, though China needs to be worked on. There are myriad...