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  • Boehner's style: Why a weak Speaker is just what conservatives need

    05/28/2013 7:49:58 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 22 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/28/13 | David Freddoso
    ...Right now, conservative members of the House wield far more power than they did before — not only because their ranks have grown, but also because the pressure on them to conform is far less centralized and less effective. If you want proof that this system is better for conservatives, consider this: Some of the conservative members who have pushed back hardest against leadership (and won) during the 112th and 113th Congresses are the very same ones who, in the DeLay era, were co-opted and voted for Medicare Part D under pressure from party leadership. (Think, for example, of Steve...
  • Author Of Book On 2012 Election: ‘Without Media Bias, America Would Vote Like Texas Or Kentucky’

    01/30/2013 7:27:10 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/29/13 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday, David Freddoso, author of Spin Masters, How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama, joined the hosts of Fox & Friends to discuss pro-Democratic media bias in 2012 and beyond. The author detailed the case against the media in this interview and in a recent column for the New York Post in which he quotes a political scientist who attributes much of the nation’s support for Democratic politicians to the pro-Democratic coverage of politics in the mainstream media. Without that biased media, the author and the political scientist say, the nation’s voting patterns would...
  • Gangster Government author David Freddoso investigates Obama's 'thugocracy'

    04/04/2011 2:23:50 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-28-11 | Matt Lewis
    Next week, “Gangster Government: Barack Obama and The New Washington Thugocracy” hits book shelves. (The gangster government term has been popularized by Rep. Michele Bachmann and columnist Michael Barone — who writes the foreword to this book). As the title suggests, New York Times bestselling author David Freddoso has taken an in-depth look at how President Obama has perfected Chicago-style politics in the White House. As Freddoso notes, No one was suggesting that Barack Obama was a government version of Tony Soprano, who sends “Sicilian messages” or sells drugs or moonshine or untaxed cigarettes out of the White House basement....
  • ‘Prepare for war’ on tea partiers, gun owners, says New Black Panther chairman

    05/27/2010 12:12:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 210 replies · 4,422+ views ^ | May 27, 2010 | David Freddoso
    When they’re not intimidating voters, the New Black Panther Party also holds conventions. This year’s is in Atlanta. At the risk of giving them attention, here’s an inflammatory quote from their party chairman, Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq. “With the rise of the Tea Party, the white-right and other racist forces. With gun sales nationwide at an all time high amongst whites, with a mood that is more anti-Black than any time recent, it is imperative that we organize our forces, pool our resources and prepare for war!”
  • David Freddoso: Five things we learned about Obamacare after it passed

    04/06/2010 7:21:12 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 1,718+ views
    Wash Examiner ^ | 4/7/10 | David Frederroso
    "[W]e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., famously said that about President Obama's health care reform package. She was right. We are just finding out what was contained within that Obamacare law that Obama signed weeks ago. Here are five things we've learned so far: One: No sooner had Obamacare passed than the White House discovered that someone goofed. Despite all of Obama's promises and talking points, Obamacare as passed by Congress does not require insurers to cover children...
  • Dems freak out over CBO report, blame Bush for next year's deficit

    01/26/2010 12:36:18 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 18 replies · 1,094+ views
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 1-26-2010 | David Freddoso
    Dems freak out over CBO report, blame Bush for next year's deficit By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor01/26/10 2:44 PM EST The CBO has a new report predicting huge deficits, a slow economic recovery, and a $75 billion cost overrun on President Obama's stimulus package.From Stephen Dinan at the Washington Times:The CBO now says the stimulus package, passed by Congress last February, will cost $862 billion over 10 years because of the added unemployment-related costs. The program had originally been estimated to cost $787 billion when Mr. Obama signed it in February...Already, the deficit for fiscal year 2010, which began...
  • New Poll Coming Soon: Could Scott Brown, R, Actually Win In Massachusetts?

    01/16/2010 6:41:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies · 2,045+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 16th 2010 | David Freddoso
    New Poll Coming Soon: Could Scott Brown, R, Actually Win In Massachusetts? By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor 01/08/10 Public Policy Polling will be releasing numbers this weekend on the Massachusetts Senate special election race. In the meantime, they reveal a few slivers of information that suggest Republican Scott Brown has a fighting chance: At this point a plurality of those planning to turn out oppose the health care bill. The massive enthusiasm gap we saw in Virginia is playing itself out in Massachusetts as well... Scott Brown's favorables are up around 60%, a product of his having had the...
  • Shocking poll: Brown leads in Mass.

    01/10/2010 7:20:17 AM PST · by Scanian · 120 replies · 5,031+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 9, 2010 | David Freddoso
    Don't look now, but Republican Scott Brown leads Democrat Martha Coakley by one point, 48 to 47 percent, in Public Policy Polling's new poll of the January 19 special Senate election in Massachusetts. Brown is benefiting from depressed Democratic interest in the election and a huge lead among independents for his surprisingly strong standing. Those planning to vote in the special election only report having voted for Barack Obama in 2008 by a 16 point margin, in contrast to his actual 26 point victory in the state.
  • DSCC: 'Republican Scott Brown is within striking distance' in Mass.

    01/09/2010 6:43:02 PM PST · by Dayvester · 48 replies · 2,441+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 01/09/10 | David Freddoso
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee seems concerned about the January 19 special Senate eleciton in Massahusetts -- or at least they want donors to think so. From an email today from DSCC executive director J.B. Poersch: America's future hangs on getting Martha Coakley elected to Ted Kennedy's seat on Jan. 19...American Future Fund, the guys who brought you the Swift Boat attacks against decorated war veteran John Kerry, are up with a $400,000 buy, smearing Coakley. She's being outspent, and a new poll shows that the right wing money is doing the trick. Republican Scott Brown is within striking distance.
  • Next: Help Obama win the Heisman Trophy!

    10/11/2009 7:29:20 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 937+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/11/09 | David Freddoso
    "Type your nominee here!" field, entered "Barack Obama." The winner of this Nissan-sponsored promotion will actually receive one official vote for the Heisman award as sort of the people's choice. Make it count when it's deserved. Vote here.
  • SEIU boss denounces 'terrorist tactics' of the Right, day after alleged SEIU assault on conservative

    08/07/2009 2:16:21 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 109 replies · 4,077+ views
    Wash. Examiner ^ | Aug. 7, 2009 | David Freddoso
    Dennis Rivera, health care chairman of the Service Employees International Union, denounced "radical fringe right-wingers" this afternoon for using "terrorist tactics" to thwart the discussion of health care reform. His remarks came one day after SEIU members allegedly assaulted a conservative protestor outside a town hall meeting in St. Louis County, Mo. The end of the attack and its aftermath were caught on tape.
  • Did Secretary Lahood Lie to Congress?

    08/05/2009 12:23:11 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 5 replies · 1,158+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-5-09 | David Freddoso
    ...LaHood had to be asked seven times in a July 24 budget hearing whether anyone in the White House had put him up to writing his letter to [Arizona Gov.] Brewer. After several evasions by LaHood, Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., finally complained to the chairman: "Mr. Chairman, would the witness please answer the question?" LaHood finally answered "no."
  • Obama's Science Czar: Traditional family is obsolete, punish large families

    07/15/2009 11:57:59 AM PDT · by lifeisacarnival · 71 replies · 2,231+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-15-2009 | David Freddoso
    "As United States taxpayers know, income tax laws have long implicitly encouraged marriage and childbearing...Such a pronatalist bias of course is no longer appropriate. In countries that are affluent enough for the majority of citizens to pay taxes, tax laws could be adjusted to favor (instead of penalize) single people, working wives, and small families. Other tax measures might also include high marriage fees, taxes on luxury baby goods and toys, and removal of family allowances where they exist. Other possibilities include the limitation of maternal or educational benefits to two children per family."
  • Specter's Blame Game

    04/28/2009 2:48:46 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 65 replies · 1,780+ views
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2009 | David Freddoso
    The departure of Arlen Specter looks very bad for the GOP. You never want to lose anyone. But could Senate Republicans have stopped it? No, not once it became clear that he was going to be trounced in his primary. Specter's problem is not the party in the sense of its leadership or direction, but rather with the Republican voters in Pennsylvania. Arlen Specter switched from Democrat to Republican in 1965 so that he could win an election. He is now doing the reverse for precisely the same reason. If we take Arlen Specter's word for why he is leaving,...
  • Michelle Malkin: Making War With Words

    03/28/2009 1:39:58 PM PDT · by AuntB · 22 replies · 1,429+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2009 | DAVID FREDDOSO
    Michelle Malkin, 38, established her combative writing style in her pre-blog career at the Los Angeles Daily News and the Seattle Times. Her old columns from the 1990s attack multiculturalists, moral relativists, teachers unions, Bring Your Daughter to Work Day and apologists for the Rodney King rioters. Michelle Malkin was ready to pounce when a new report appeared last week detailing the Democratic House speaker’s use of military aircraft. “Nancy Pelosi is the Jennifer Lopez of congressional travel,” Malkin wrote. Her March 11 column outlined the nature of Pelosi’s trips and quoted from her staffers’ impatient demands — and from...
  • The Geithner Plan

    03/23/2009 7:08:47 PM PDT · by genghis · 20 replies · 863+ views ^ | 3/23/09 | David Freddoso
    The Geithner Plan [David Freddoso] What to make of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's op-ed today in the Wall Street Journal, and his plan to save the financial system through a Public-Private Investment Program? Rep. Scott Garrett (R, N.J.), one of the few members of the House Banking Committee who really understands the issues involved and asks pertinent questions during hearings, told me that he has a few concerns with it. Among them: 1) Is a $500 billion to $1 trillion plan large enough to restore confidence for investors, when the size of the problem here is greater than $2 trillion?...
  • Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda

    10/13/2008 6:09:19 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 20 replies · 492+ views
    Commentary ^ | Oct. 12, '08 | Jennifer Rubin
    Don Freddoso, who knows more about Barack Obama than not just anyone but everyone combined in the MSM, remarks that it isn't just the fact of Obama's associations with a cast of bizarre characters: McCain must also point to Obama's failures of leadership in connection with these assiociations. As chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, an educational reform project that Ayers founded, Obama presided over a waste of $160 million in donors' money. The project, under his leadership, failed to improve student achievement in the 210 Chicago schools where it operated, according to Annenburg's final report. And to this day,...
  • 'I've lost faith in The Messiah': How EDWARD HEATHCOAT AMORY lost his Obama-mania

    10/13/2008 6:29:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,486+ views ^ | October 14, 2008 | Edward Heathcoat-amory
    Four years ago, during one of the dullest and most depressing American presidential election campaigns in living memory, I happened by chance to watch an obscure senator from Illinois deliver a speech to the Democratic National Convention. It was electrifying. I can still remember the power of his voice, as he said: 'I stand here knowing that my story is part of the larger American story, that I owe a debt to all of those who came before me, and that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible.' Barack Obama was the best political speaker I'd...
  • WRONG FOR THE RIGHT (McCain Blew It for Conservatives)

    10/12/2008 6:21:16 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 186 replies · 2,386+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2008 | DAVID FREDDOSO
    To the degree that they are engaged in this election, conservatives are motivated entirely by fear of Obama and what he will do as president when backed by a solidly liberal Democratic House and Senate. They are not driven by love of the Republican candidate, and it shows in the anger present at McCain campaign rallies. Most conservatives will probably vote for McCain, but they also realize they are far less likely to persuade others, and they feel a disaster coming. The enthusiasm the Right felt during the 2004 election, which had been framed as a true ideological clash between...
  • Here's looking at you, kid (review of Freddoso's book on Obama)

    09/21/2008 9:59:17 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies · 106+ views
    Economist ^ | September 18, 2008
    IF YOU find yourself believing that “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for”, [...] chances are that you are suffering from a severe case of Obamamania. ... [A remedy] comes in the form of a new book by David Freddoso, “The Case Against Barack Obama”. Unlike the authors of some of the cruder attacks on Mr Obama, Mr Freddoso works for a well-respected organisation, the online version of the National Review. Although it is a conservative publication and the author makes no secret of where his political sympathies lie, this is a well-researched, extensively footnoted work. It aims not...