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  • Perry-Pawlenty 2012

    08/30/2011 2:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2011 | Guy Benson
    While the presidential horserace will consume much of the political media’s attention over the next year, muted Running Mate Match Game speculation is already underway. One figure that generates a disproportionate amount of discussion on this front is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Despite a series of public demurrals, Rubio-for-VP buzz is unlikely to dissipate any time soon. In Rubio, Republicans have a gifted politician, a very effective communicator, and someone who has earned near-universal admiration among conservatives. He also hails from a critical swing state, and could almost single-handedly put a coveted and growing demographic into play, virtually overnight. Rubio...
  • Has Obama Gotten a Rhetorical Makeover?

    01/18/2011 6:01:47 PM PST · by Kenny Bunk · 7 replies
    Vanity ^ | Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | Kenny Bunk
    Subject: Obama's last two speeches: Tucson Radio Address While contributors to Freerepublic often wonder in print whether or not the GOP truly got the message from the Tea Party in the mid-term elections, IMHO it's easy to see who definitely received it loud and clear: Obama's handlers. The Tucson speech was delivered at a relaxed pace, the writing was smoother, the transitions more effective. The new Obama baritone was deeper, more soothing. The style was less confrontational and a whole lot less bombastic. The inevitable digs at the Republicans were subtle, rather than obvious. Some faults remain. The man is...
  • Rebuilding a Conservative Republican Majority

    11/15/2006 6:40:56 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 56 replies · 1,080+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November15, 2006 | Tony Blankley
    Like the Berliners of 1945-46 who picked through the rubble to separate still usable bricks for re-building from that which was destroyed beyond repair, the Republicans now start the same lamentable process of finding something of value in the rubble that was their majority. And just as the Berlin of today is physically both similar to and different from the Berlin that stood before it was flattened during WWII, so, too, the new Republican majority that someday will be rebuilt will be similar but not identical to the one that was constructed in the Reagan-Gingrich era. For both edifices the...
  • Taliban Gets Bury Lucky [Contracting funerals in world of PC]

    09/13/2006 5:19:55 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 122 replies · 2,347+ views
    September 13, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - Taliban terror leaders who had gathered for a funeral - and were secretly being watched by an eye-in-the-sky American drone - dodged assassination because U.S. rules of engagement bar attacks in cemeteries, according to a shocking report. U.S. intelligence officers in Afghanistan are still fuming about the recent lost opportunity for an easy kill of Taliban honchos packed in tight formation for the burial, NBC News reported.
  • US refused to kill 190 Taliban at funeral

    09/13/2006 6:13:58 AM PDT · by pabianice · 158 replies · 3,986+ views
    Fox News | 9/13/06
    Haven't seen this posted yet. Fox is reporting that recently one of our UAVs filmed in live time a Taliban funeral in Afghanistan at which 190 Taliban leaders were shown lined-up in ranks. Fox is showing the photo and reporting that US policy forbids the killing of Taliban in cemetaries and thus the US watched the funeral but took no action to kill the 190 murderers attending. If this is true -- tough question here -- how is Bush any better than Clinton regarding the war on terror?
  • CA: Kinder, gentler governor sets out on campaign trail

    06/11/2006 9:05:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 134+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/11/06 | Bill Ainsworth and John Marelius
    CHICO – It's back to the future for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's re-election campaign. The cheesy Hollywood television pictures his campaign worked so hard to produce last year have been replaced by simpler images of the governor meeting voters at restaurants, Little League baseball fields and parks. The harsh accusations he leveled against legislative Democrats, whom he once called “spending addicts” and “girlie men,” have been dropped in favor of expressions of respect and admiration. Schwarzenegger, who embarked on a two-day barnstorming tour throughout the state to kick off his re-election campaign against Democratic nominee Phil Angelides last week, wants to...