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  • The Great U.S. Retreat: Unnerving Our Friends, Encouraging Our Enemies

    04/28/2010 8:38:26 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 392+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | April 28, 2010 | Peter Huessy
    The United States seems to be under the impression that being the ‘strong horse’ in international affairs harms our standing in the world. We are retreating from the international stage, seemingly happy in the idea of turning both national and international security policy over to a combination of global UN agencies and regional authorities we hope will cooperate with us, and motivated more by good will than hard interests. As members of Congress review the administration’s proposals on counterterrorism, nuclear deterrence, missile defense, and proliferation, this retreat seem to be the ‘elephant in the room’ about which few appear willing...
  • White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races

    A bombshell has just exploded in the 2010 elections. For the second time in five months, the Obama White House is being accused -- by Democrats -- of offering high ranking government jobs in return for political favors. What no one is reporting is that this is a violation of federal law that can lead to prison time, a fine or both, according to Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code. The jobs in question? Secretary of the Navy and a position within the U.S. Agency for International Development. The favor requested in return? Withdrawal from...
  • America Rising: An Open Letter to Democrat Politicians

    01/03/2010 11:27:41 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies · 1,424+ views
    Youtube video 3:11 ^ | January 2nd, 2010
    We elected you on a promise of hope and change. You've disappointed us. In 2010, we are taking the country back. Blue collar democrats, independents, and conservatives. We love our country. We are proud of our founders. And we will fight to protect our traditions. We don't want your revolution.
  • Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Hawaii White House

    Michelle Obama and Barack Obama are staying in an 8 million dollar house that costs $4000 a night for the holidays. The Hawaii White House is located on kailua beach on the island of Oahu. This is a special place for President Barack Obama because this is where his grandfather would bring him as a child. The beach is also very popular with Hawaii royalty. Just so you know there are many more affordable places to stay in the area. The Presidential beach house is 7000 square feet and is owned by Dave Zimmel of Paradise Point Real estate. The...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (12/22/09: 1st full day of Winter. Dear Reader is at -21!!!)

    12/22/2009 6:33:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 331 replies · 11,798+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 12/22/09 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-three percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21
  • Sarah Palin told 'biggest lie of the year'

    12/21/2009 5:38:16 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 90 replies · 3,455+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/21/2009 | Paul Thompson
    A panel of experts ruled her claim the Obama administration was planning to introduce "death panels" was chosen as the most misleading statement of 2009. Palin, 45, made the claim on her Facebook page at the height of the debate over President Obama's plans to reform the US health care system. She wrote: "My parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide whether they are worthy of health care." But the website PolitiFact.com found that there were never any plans to introduce so called "death panels"...
  • Senate Dems'Ignored America’s Opposition & All Voted For Government-Run Health Care (polls)

    12/21/2009 5:57:02 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies · 874+ views
    GOP ^ | December 20, 2009
    Senate Dems’ Ignored America’s Opposition And All Voted For Government-Run Health Care, But They’ll Finally Hear The People In November ALL SIXTY DEMOCRAT SENATORS JUST VOTED FOR REID’S BILLEvery Democrat Senator, With No Republicans, Voted For Cloture. (Motion To Invoke Cloture On The Reid Amendment #3267, Roll Call Vote #385, Agreed To R: 0-40 R; D: 58-0; I: 2-0, 12/21/09)THEY DIDN’T LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLEPolling Confirms The Obama-Reid Bill is “A Piece Of Legislation That Large Swaths Of The American People Neither Want Nor Think Will Work.” “The White House -- as we wrote yesterday (see link in comment...
  • An Angry President Obama loses his cool as Copenhagen freezes

    12/18/2009 6:35:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies · 7,044+ views
    The Examiner ^ | December 18, 2009 | William Hughes
    Our president is quite the angry man these days. Perhaps his heart is two sizes too small, or maybe he just hates the residents of Who-ville (and “bitter Americans clinging to guns and religion” here in America.) Perhaps being forced by public opinion to retain the “religious” aspect of White House Christmas decorations has placed our man in Washington in a foul mood. Perhaps, it is the fact that he is now the most unpopular president ever recorded this early into a first term. Perhaps it’s because his “stimulus bill” that in his mind has been so successful it calls...
  • Obama's Push for Copenhagen Deal Could Violate Constitution, Critics Say

    12/17/2009 4:57:24 AM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 37 replies · 1,698+ views
    President Obama's mission to save the planet from global warming could end up trampling on the U.S. Constitution, critics say. When Obama arrives in Copenhagen Friday, he is hoping to cut a deal on a new global-warming agreement. Even though the conference is not likely to produce a legally binding deal, critics say if the president signs an international climate treaty pledging reductions in carbon emissions, he will violate the Constitution. "President Obama cannot bind the American people to job killing international agreements on climate change without the advice and consent of the United States Senate," former Republican House Speaker...
  • Insider Poll: Mitt Romney a Potential Presidential Candidate

    12/13/2009 10:56:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies · 4,735+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY - Over the course of two weeks, Utah Republicans had the chance to see the two most talked-about potential presidential candidates in their party. Mitt Romney attended an event for ADX security systems and Sarah Palin visited to sign her bestselling book. The Utahpolicy.com, Fox 13 Insider Poll finds that Mitt Romney is taken far more seriously as a potential presidential candidate. 53.5 percent of Republicans say they expect Romney to be the Republican party candidate to face Barack Obama. 31.3 percent of Democrats think Romney will be the candidate. Only 4.7 percent of Republicans and 6.3...
  • Tea Party II - April 15, 2010

    12/12/2009 10:07:59 PM PST · by Hildy · 27 replies · 2,572+ views
    Taxdayteaparty.com ^ | December 12, 2009
    TEA PARTY II - APRIL 15, 2010. Tax Day Tea Party II: April 15, 2010 in D.C. It all started with Tax Day Tea Party 2009, which brought approximately a million Americans out to support the American liberty movement and oppose the outrageous growth of our federal government and the associated threats on our long-held American liberties. On April 15, 2010, the movement continues at the U.S. Capitol and Washington Mall in Washington, D.C. with Tax Day Tea Party II. Quite simply, Tax Day Tea Party II will be the largest Tea Party ever held, and we expect it...
  • Tea Party radicals gear up for 2010 elections

    12/13/2009 3:34:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 35 replies · 1,635+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | Dec 13 2009 | Joe Garofoli
    Organizers of the conservative Tea Party movement are forging plans to translate the anger that fueled nationwide anti-tax rallies and town hall protests into an electoral force that can boot incumbents in next year's midterm elections. Their targets range from big names like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., to county assessors. The East Bay Freedom Fighters, a Tea Party group based in the Pleasanton area, is already vetting 43 Bay Area candidates, many of them first time office-seekers. Other branches in California are gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would restrict the political...
  • GOP lawmakers want Palin, King, Bachmann, Beck to shut up

    12/11/2009 9:02:56 AM PST · by bigred08 · 156 replies · 5,560+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/11/2009 | Kevin Hall
    There are very few brave politicians in the world. Most of them mince their words and tell you what they think you want to hear. Brave politicians are ones who speak their mind. They tell you exactly how they feel, consequences be damned. Iowa 5th District Congressman Steve King is among that rare breed.
  • Joy Behar and Andrew Sullivan Attack Sarah Palin: Is Trig Her Son?

    12/08/2009 8:22:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 2,056+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 8, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Palin Derangement Syndrome was on full display Monday evening when HLN's Joy Behar invited the Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan on to trash the former Governor of Alaska. At issue fully fifteen months after Sarah Palin was thrust into the limelight as John McCain's running mate was whether or not Trig is actually her son. Behar began the segment: "Sarah Palin may have been coy on the Oprah Show about a possible White House run in 2012. But new poll numbers show she`s a contender. Oy." This evoked laughter from crew members on the set. Behar then introduced her guest, and after...
  • Palin returns to Iowa as GOP frontrunner; UPDATE: Palin's favorables up, Obama's approval down

    12/07/2009 8:38:44 AM PST · by bigred08 · 67 replies · 5,675+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/7/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Two weeks ago, an Iowa poll showed Palin trailing Huckabee by just two points, 70% to 68%, in favorability ratings among Iowa Republicans. She easily outdistanced Mitt Romney, who garnered only 58 percent. Despite a media onslaught attempting to spin the Clemmons story, Huckabee's credibility has taken a serious hit. Even those who boosted him to victory in the 2008 Iowa Caucus are questioning the former Arkansas governor's judgment.
  • EPA: Greenhouse gases endanger human health

    12/07/2009 7:27:59 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 131 replies · 4,117+ views
    YAHOO ^ | 12/7/09 | DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT
    WASHINGTON – Officials tell The Associated Press that the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated. The EPA will announced its findings at a news conference Monday. The announcement is timed to boost the Obama administration's arguments at an international climate conference — beginning this week — that the United States is taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation. Under a Supreme Court ruling, the so-called endangerment finding is needed before the EPA can regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released...
  • What are your thoughts on 2012 candidates? I am sharing mine and want some feedback...

    12/04/2009 5:49:30 AM PST · by wzevonfan · 91 replies · 2,936+ views
    Here is a list of 2012 candidates. Generally, I am dwelling on the negatives as this is what is going to limit them in their ability to win but will mention any unique positives. Please share your thoughts on these or any other potential candidates. Romney - Romneycare is an albatross. He is a Mormon which impacts appeal. Is popular in Michigan due to his father. Sometimes comes across like a used car salesman. Is probably more conservative than his record and gets a bad rap due to his need to make compromises to get elected in The People's Republic....
  • Climate e-mail hack 'will impact on Copenhagen summit'

    12/03/2009 8:30:19 AM PST · by CedarDave · 27 replies · 1,401+ views
    BBC News ^ | December 3, 2009 | Richard Black
    E-mails hacked from a climate research institute suggest climate change does not have a human cause, according to Saudi Arabia's lead climate negotiator. Mohammad Al-Sabban told BBC News that the issue will have a "huge impact" on next week's UN climate summit, with countries unwilling to cut emissions. Other scientists say the e-mails from the University of East Anglia do not alter the picture of man-made warming. Meanwhile, India has set a target for curbing the rise in its CO2 emissions. Environment minister Jairam Ramesh pledged to cut India's emissions intensity - the amount of greenhouse gases produced for every...
  • The Five Obama Fails

    11/27/2009 10:28:28 PM PST · by bogusname · 12 replies · 1,255+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2009 | Adam Sparks
    The Obama Administration burst onto the presidency with a historic wealth of good will, hope and change. It is now marked by one failure after another. Unfortunately, these failures are not without costs. The heavy burden is born by consumers, taxpayers and to generations yet to come. Nearly one year later we have an economy heading in the wrong direction, unemployment rising, a deficit that will double, banks failing, a war command which is virtually ignored, 911 terrorists given all the rights at a civil trial and an Administration hell bent on destroying rather than "reforming" the world's best health...
  • Russia to invest $2 trillion in energy sector, shift focus to Asia

    11/27/2009 7:53:38 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies · 399+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | November 27, 2009 | Herald News Services
    Russia plans to invest up to $625 billion over the next two decades to raise oil production by about 10 per cent and a further $590 billion to add at least 33 per cent to its gas output, the Energy Ministry said on Thursday. The oil and gas investment, part of a $2-trillion-plus plan to develop the Russian energy sector by 2030, also envisages Asian markets taking a much larger share of Russia's exports as the country develops resource fields in Siberia and the Far East. "This will allow the Russian energy sector to lower its risk of being dependent...
  • Drudgereport Headline Only RASMUSSEN: Obama Poll Drops to New Low: -15

    11/24/2009 5:16:56 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 99 replies · 3,902+ views
    DRUDGEREPORT ^ | Nov. 24, 2009
    RASMUSSEN: Obama Poll Drops to New Low: -15 Strongly Approve 27% Strongly Disapprove 42% Total Approval 45%
  • Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession

    11/18/2009 5:04:11 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 177 replies · 5,167+ views
    reuters ^ | Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:20am EST | Caren Bohan
    BEIJING (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gave his sternest warning yet about the need to contain rising U.S. deficits, saying on Wednesday that if government debt were to pile up too much, it could lead to a double-dip recession. With the U.S. unemployment rate at 10.2 percent, Obama told Fox News his administration faces a delicate balance of trying to boost the economy and spur job creation while putting the economy on a path toward long-term deficit reduction.
  • Clinton to Dems: “The reason the tea-baggers are so inflamed is because we are winning”

    11/10/2009 3:18:37 PM PST · by Justaham · 38 replies · 1,753+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 11-10-09 | Allahpundit
    Former President Bill Clinton told a room full of Democratic senators Tuesday that passing health care reform — which he failed to do 15 years ago — is not only a moral issue but also “an economic imperative.” Clinton argued that even “the most cold-hearted person” ought to support health care reform simply from an economic standpoint. He reminded Democrats of the political momentum their failure to pass reform in 1993 delivered the House of Representatives to the Republicans the following year… Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said Clinton described the ongoing tea party protests against the Democratic agenda as a...
  • Health Care Bills Passes the US House (220-215)

    11/07/2009 8:07:41 PM PST · by jern · 834 replies · 41,727+ views
    Just had the 218th vote, which is what they need to psas th ebill
  • Obama's Asia tour kicks off at critical time on home front

    11/07/2009 8:20:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies · 1,073+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | November 6, 2009 | Margaret Talev
    President Barack Obama will leave the country for a four-nation tour of Asia starting Wednesday despite a host of domestic concerns, including the massacre at Fort Hood, a sharply rising jobless rate, his health care legislation stalled in the Senate and his Afghanistan troop decision still pending. He planned his Nov. 11-19 trip around the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Singapore, but added stops in Japan, China and South Korea. The itinerary reflects the growing importance of East Asia — especially China — to everything from financing U.S. debt and powering the global economic recovery to climate change, disease...
  • Sarah Palin: Living In Barack Obama's Head Rent Free

    11/06/2009 7:39:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,727+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | November 6, 2009
    Tuesday night the plans of Barack Obama and the democrat/communist party took some severe blows in New Jersey and Virginia. A strong message was sent by the American people that we are not pleased with Obama’s perverted vision for America. That he and his democrat/communist party are on the wrong track. So who is the focus of White House greaseball David Axelrod? Sarah Palin! That’s right, Palin; the so-called supposed insignificant, washed up “quitter.” I mean that’s what the democrat/communists and their lap dogs in the media shout all day every day. For such an insignificant woman, Sarah sure does...
  • Year After Obama vs. McCain It's Obama vs. the Economy, Could Undo Obama and Democrats

    11/06/2009 5:51:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 942+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 6, 2009 | By GARY LANGER
    For all that's transpired since his election as president, public opinion has not moved on the big issue, the current economy. The question a year later is how long Obama's got until it goes up, or he goes down – possibly with his party in tow. Health care reform draws a divided public response as well, with support for a variety of initiatives coupled with significant concern that they could do more harm than good. Some of Obama's best ratings lately have been in handling international affairs, contrary to questions during the 2008 campaign about his readiness for the global...
  • Investors Business Daily: Sarah Palin Right, Biden Wrong (US Largest Reserves On Planet)

    11/06/2009 6:14:21 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 14 replies · 825+ views
    IBD has a very important article on the fool Biden and how Governor Palin could not be more correct on US energy needs and reserves. This is the most significant security issue facing America and demonstrates why the left is so dangerous and anti-American. Leadership: As Palin jousts with Biden on energy independence, the government reports that we lead the world in energy reserves. From oil to gas to coal, we are sitting on prosperity. So why are we importing anything? One of the interesting sidelights of the NY-23 race was an exchange on energy independence between Vice President Joe...
  • Senate Democrats advance climate bill without GOP (We must "KILL BILL"!)

    11/05/2009 8:37:15 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 35 replies · 1,781+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/5/2009 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON – Ignoring a Republican boycott, Senate Democrats pushed a precedent-setting climate bill through a key committee Thursday. Rep. Barbara Boxer, chairman of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, had delayed the crucial vote for days because of a Republican protest over whether the cost of the legislation had been fully examined. But the California Democrat moved quickly to pass the bill, which for the first time would set mandatory limits on heat-trapping gases, without any of the seven GOP senators on the panel present. The measure cleared the panel on a 11-1 vote. Boxer said the Republican demand...
  • Is the New IRS Wealth Squad Coming for You?

    10/29/2009 9:16:55 AM PDT · by kcvl · 26 replies · 1,481+ views
    Is the New IRS Wealth Squad Coming for You? Smart Money, Oct. 27, 2009 Being wealthy has its downsides, chief among them the higher risk of an IRS audit. Now, amid the continuing debate over whether the government is doing enough to combat financial fraud, comes news that gives the uber-wealthy – or maybe even the “merely” wealthy – yet another reason to fear Uncle Sam’s attention. In a speech before the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or AICPA, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman announced the recent formation of a new unit, dubbed Global High Wealth Industry Group, which will focus on the...
  • Obama Threatens News Networks: Don't Follow Fox News....Or Else

    10/18/2009 9:24:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 7,681+ views
    Sunday, October 18, 2009 | Kristinn
    Mafioso, Goon Squad, Communist, Nazi, Jihadi, Democrat politics as usual--whatever you want to call the thuggish tactics of the Obama administration, the very public threats they are making to the news media to not follow the lead of Fox News in questioning Obama's policies and personnel is a direct threat to the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment.This morning on the Sunday talk shows, speaking on behalf of President Barack Obama, senior Obama advisers David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel carried on the war initiated by White House communictions director Anita Dunn last week on CNN.Axelrod appeared on ABC News' This...
  • Without A Shot Being Fired, A Dictator Has Taken Over the United States

    10/18/2009 3:11:34 AM PDT · by bogusname · 84 replies · 4,559+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 17, 2009 | Jerry McConnell
    Aided and abetted by imposters posing as authentic American citizens the United States of America has been taken over by an authentic dictator. How could so many millions of U. S. citizens just gently cede their heritage and birthright so easily; without more than a whimper? Assisted by genuine anti-American leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, actually elected by unknowing and uninformed lemmings, Barack Hussein Obama has surely seized the ultimate power of dictatorship and is making decisions not within the established authority of the office of President, which are opposed only by vocal chants from a gaggle of conservatives...
  • Next Step As Obamacare Goes Nuclear

    10/16/2009 8:23:13 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 80 replies · 2,972+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 10/16/2009 | Connie Hair
    The House of Representatives yesterday set into motion the nuclear option for H.R. 3200 that would make it possible for the Senate to pass government-run health care with only 51 votes. House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) held the mandatory hearing yesterday to pass the formal notification in the form of a letter to the Budget Committee saying H.R. 3200 -- the main House Obamacare bill which was the subject of all the town hall rage in August -- has met all requirements to pass as a “budget reconciliation” measure. Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the top Republican...
  • Feds limit Arizona sheriff's immigration powers

    10/07/2009 6:36:18 AM PDT · by opentalk · 53 replies · 2,180+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 06, 2009 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX — An Arizona sheriff known for aggressively cracking down on illegal immigration has been stripped of some of his special power to enforce federal immigration law, and he claims the Obama administration is taking away his authority for political reasons. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose office faces racial profiling allegations over crime and immigration sweeps in some heavily Latino areas of metro Phoenix, said officials from Washington won't let him renew a deal that let his deputies make federal immigration arrests
  • Obama, Chicago come up short in Olympics bid

    10/02/2009 5:40:54 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 37 replies · 2,188+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/02/09 | Kristi Kreck
    (CNN) -- Michelle Obama gave an impassioned speech before the International Olympics Committee. President Obama traveled overseas -- in the middle of debates over health care and Afghanistan -- to make his personal pitch to bring the 2016 Olympics to his hometown. But despite their efforts, the Obamas will come home empty-handed as Chicago's dreams of hosting the Games evaporated in the first round. The news stunned those awaiting the announcement, many of whom thought the battle was between Chicago, Illinois, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio also beat out Madrid, Spain, and Tokyo, Japan, to host the games. Although...
  • Lefty pundits wonder: Is Obama just a blowhard who likes to blame other people?

    Is this a trick question? "The president’s problem isn’t that he is too visible; it’s the lack of content in what he says when he keeps showing up on the tube. Obama can seem a mite too impressed with his own aura, as if his presence on the stage is the Answer. There is, at times, a self-referential (even self-reverential) tone in his big speeches. They are heavily salted with the words “I” and “my.” (He used the former 11 times in the first few paragraphs of his address to the U.N. last week.) Obama is a historic figure, but...
  • Why Is Missile Defense Controversial?

    09/18/2009 6:13:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 650+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2009 | Cliff May
    Missile defense - as the term might suggest - is defensive, not offensive. Brilliant American scientists have developed sophisticated technologies to prevent missiles - including those armed with nuclear warheads - from reaching their intended victims. If we are willing to share this capability to protect people around the world, Sen. Jim DeMint asked, "What is controversial about that?" I'd like to take a stab at answering the Senator's question (raised at a Heritage Foundation forum in which I was privileged to participate this week) but first, a little context is in order. Iran's ruling mullahs have the largest arsenal...
  • A million or more rock Washington

    09/13/2009 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Man50D · 59 replies · 2,791+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 12, 2009 | Schilling and Alyssa Farah
    WASHINGTON – The capital was rocked today by a taxpayer march and rally that could be the biggest protest ever – potentially dwarfing the Million Man March and the Promise Keepers Rally. Though crowd estimates vary from as low as 60,000 to 70,000 according to ABC News to a high of 2 million by London Daily Mail, photographs and videos of the march and rally demonstrate its enormity. The taxpayers stormed Washington, D.C., today, taking their fight against excessive spending, bailouts, growth of big government and soaring deficits to the front door of the U.S. Capitol. All week citizens have...
  • He's Not Jimmy Carter. Obama has far more dangerous objectives

    09/03/2009 11:35:42 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 30 replies · 1,819+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 9/4/09 | Quin Hillyer
    Conservatives are taking too much solace in the precipitous drop in Barack Obama's approval ratings, and too many of us are overconfident that his administration is merely a replay of the hapless presidency of Jimmy Carter that was easily swept out in a landslide election. Today's situation is far different, far more conducive to our political adversary's political power, than that which faced Carter. And Obama is an entirely different breed of cat. He's more ruthless, more tactically savvy, and has far more dangerous objectives. A drop in his poll ratings isn't as serious a setback for him as similar...
  • Media Stunned as ObamaCare Unravels

    09/01/2009 7:37:18 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 58 replies · 4,384+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 1 | Jennifer Rubin
    So now the mainstream media is in catch-up mode. Having quietly fretted as Obama’s poll numbers drifted lower and misrepresented the extent of independent voters’ support, they now must explain that the town hall crowds weren’t simply crackpots or dupes of the insurance industry. Those people are actually quite representative of the electorate — especially the electorate willing to turn out to vote in the 2010 congressional elections. And while they swooned at Obama press conferences, the media must now admit that Obama has been colossally ineffective at persuading the public. The “catch-up” phenomenon is nothing new. We saw it...
  • The Long-Distance Runner (Be afraid, be very afraid for 2012)

    08/30/2009 10:25:41 AM PDT · by Replace all Democrats · 222 replies · 4,712+ views
    Just before Thanksgiving last year, a group of former aides to Mitt Romney convened at his salmon-colored Belmont home, many of them gathering for the first time since Romney had disbanded his presidential campaign some nine months before. Romney had invited them for a post-mortem of the election weeks earlier, the type of dispassionate assessment that the Harvard Business School alumnus so enjoyed. But over cookies, they found few of the metrics for success that Romney prized -- Republicans had been decisively thumped at all levels -- and his attention shifted from 2008 to the future.
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll -- 0bama now at -14!

    08/23/2009 6:35:52 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 465 replies · 20,809+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 23 August 2009 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. These figures mark the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President. The previous low of -12 was reached on July 30 (see trends). Prior to today, the number who Strongly Approved of the President’s performance had never fallen below 29%. Some of the decline has come from within the President’s own party. Just 49%...
  • Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff, Wields Power Freely, and Faces the Risks (eerily perfect)

    08/16/2009 7:39:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 42 replies · 2,279+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/16/09 | PETER BAKER and JEFF ZELENY, Carl Hulse contributed reporting.
    BACKSTORY At a Little Rock restaurant, after Mr. Clinton was elected president, Emanuel ticked off a list of disloyal Democrats and other political enemies, stabs the table with his knife screaming, ''Dead!'' ''Dead!'' ''Dead!'' after each name. Seven months after moving into the West Wing as Obama's COS, Emanuel is emerging as perhaps the most influential White House COS in a generation. But with his prominence in almost everything important going on comes a high degree of risk. As the principal author of Mr. Obama’s do-everything-at-once strategy, he stands to become a figure of consequence in his own right if...
  • Barack Obama: Predator in Chief

    07/25/2009 6:38:17 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 22 replies · 1,516+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 7/24/2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress use scapegoats to veil their own culpability in our economic woes. They pontificate about the evil “predatory lenders” as if they were the ones that sank us into recession/depression. In fact, all these straw-dog banks were doing was following Democratic sub-prime policy. As directed, lenders enabled poor people to buy homes that they had no chance in hell of paying for. If the banks refused to play, they could expect a “visit” at their offices or homes from that federally indicted, taxpayer-supported, election fraud thug-a-torium called ACORN whose lawyer now occupies the...
  • Jack Kelly - Looking down on Palin: Beltway elites can't figure out why the hoi polloi like her

    07/12/2009 12:58:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 2,515+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 12, 2009 | Jack Kelly
    What do Janet Napolitano, Kathleen Sebelius and Jon Huntsman have in common? All were governors who resigned this year to pursue other opportunities, and did so without a peep of criticism from journalists or their fellow pols for "quitting" on the peoples of Arizona, Kansas and Utah, respectively. I write not to belabor the news media's double standards with regard to Democrats and Republicans, or between other politicians and Sarah Palin. I want to highlight an observation made by Princeton Professor Angelo Codevilla: "The distinctions between Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, are being overshadowed by that between what we...
  • GAO: Electric Cars Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions

    07/10/2009 11:38:59 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 49 replies · 2,167+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | July 10, 2009
    The push for conversion to plug-in electric cars will do nothing to stop carbon emissions, a report by the GAO warns, throwing cold water on a push by Democrats to get more plug-ins on the road. In fact, the problem could be made worse as demand goes up at coal-fired electrical plants. Plus, the need for batteries may just have the US changing the dictators to which we’re chained, as IBD reports...
  • Rasmussen Poll: Republicans Remain Ahead on Generic Ballot

    07/07/2009 11:59:01 AM PDT · by dangus · 21 replies · 1,021+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7-7-09 | RasmussenReports.com
    Democrats held a six- or seven-point lead over the GOP for the first several weeks of 2009. That began to slip in early February, and since mid-April, the parties have been roughly even.... Voters not affiliated with either party like GOP candidates by a 37% to 21% margin, showing little change since last week... Fifty-four percent (54%) of U.S. voters say the average Democrat in Congress is more liberal than they are, while 36% believe the average Republican congressman is more conservative in comparison to themselves... Obama's approval rating is at his lowest ever, 52%; disapproval at 47%; strong disapproval...
  • I Still Hate You, Sarah Palin - The Republicans bring a knife to a gunfight, and lose again.

    07/07/2009 7:19:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 284 replies · 9,911+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 07, 2009 | David Kahane
    July 07, 2009, 4:00 a.m. I Still Hate You, Sarah PalinThe Republicans bring a knife to a gunfight, and lose again. By David Kahane One of the most terrifying moments of my political life came last summer at the Republican convention in St. Paul. No, I don’t mean seeing John McCain careering around the Xcel Energy Center like Eyegore in Young Frankenstein, his face frozen in a Lon Chaney Sr. rictus grin as he reached across the aisle to his erstwhile friends in the media and got his hand bitten off. Rather, I’m referring to the aftermath of Sarah...
  • The New Nuclear Revolution (WSJ Opinion by Bob Metcalfe)

    06/28/2009 5:56:47 AM PDT · by angkor · 46 replies · 1,368+ views
    Wall Street Journal Opinion ^ | June 24, 2009 | Bob Metcalfe
    After the Internet, the next big thing will be cheap and clean energy. Coal, oil and gas pollute and are increasingly expensive: We need alternatives. Because nuclear energy (stored among particles inside atoms) is millions of times more dense than chemical energy (stored among atoms in molecules), nuclear reactors belong high on our long list of energy alternatives. Nuclear energy is released during fission and fusion. During fission, large elements like uranium are split into smaller elements. During fusion, small elements like hydrogen are combined into larger elements. These two processes have occurred naturally since the beginning of time --...
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.