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  • ‘I’m Not a Particularly Ideological Person’: Obama Chats about Himself at Fundraiser, Calls

    11/24/2013 10:33:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/24/13 | Dave Urbanski
    SEATTLE (AP) — President Barack Obama offered a rare self-assessment Sunday night while criticizing congressional Republicans as an “impediment” to governing during the start of a West Coast fundraising tour for the Democratic Party. He also attempted to contrast himself with Republicans who control the House of Representatives, saying they are “more focused on positioning themselves for the next election.” “I’m not a particularly ideological person,” Obama said, somewhat echoing a statement he made earlier this month during a speech campaigning for then-candidate for Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe (“There are very real consequences when you operate ideologically, the way some...
  • Obama on Meet the Press: “I’m not driven by some ideological agenda.”

    12/30/2012 12:34:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/30/12 | John Hayward
    President Obama turned up on NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the first time since the passage of ObamaCare, and gave exactly the performance that every veteran Obama-watcher would have expected: a bitter, intransigent partisan claiming to be the only non-partisan, non-ideological participant in the “fiscal cliff” drama. “I’m not driven by some ideological agenda – I’m a pretty practical guy,” he explicitly stated, offering his past four years in office as evidence. It’s too bad “Meet the Press” doesn’t have a laugh track. Obama’s interviewer, David Gregory, was willing to flagrantly violate D.C. gun laws to beat up on NRA...
  • Google Chrome releases beautiful "It Gets Better" video for gay teens

    06/25/2011 4:34:56 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 51 replies
    DNCbs ^ | May 4th | William Goodman
    (CBS) - Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project is, in my opinion, an inspiring and important endeavor with so many gay youths dealing with depression, bullying and suicide. Which is why I think this beautiful video recently released by Google Chrome for the project is one that you should definitely be sure to check out. Per Google Chrome's write-up about the commercial: Beginning with one inspiring video, Dan Savage used the web to create the It Gets Better project--a movement that has generated thousands of uplifting videos that give hope to teens. I couldn't agree more and applaud Google Chrome...
  • Geert Wilders in Tel Aviv

    12/05/2010 3:48:21 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    Andrew Bostom ^ | Andrew Bostom
    Israel is often being treated unfairly. The world looks at the plight of the Palestinians in refugee camps in Lebanon, Gaza, and other places, and many blame Israel. The UN claims that there are over 4.7 million Palestinian refugees, and many blame Israel. These voices say the Palestinians should be allowed to return to “Palestine.” But where is Palestine? Many say Israel must solve the problems of Palestine. But is Israel guilty of the plight of the Palestinian refugees? My answer is “No.” The Arab leaders are to be blamed – and Islam is to be blamed. Let me first...
  • Dem says it’s wrong to celebrate Christmas if unemployment benefits not extended

    12/04/2010 4:24:48 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 84 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 4, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Dem says it’s wrong to celebrate Christmas if unemployment benefits not extended. On Thursday’s magnificent installment of "Hardball" on MSNBC (which is barely watched by anyone…except the hardest of hardcore libs), Congressman Jim McDermott was on with Chris Matthews, making the case about unemployment benefits extension, when he brought Christianity into the mix. According to McDermott, it’s "simply wrong" to celebrate Christmas and some of its themes like caring about the poor…if Americans do not support extending unemployment benefits. This week was a particularly insane week on "Hardball," as earlier in the week, Democrat senator Sherrod Brown blasphemed that unemployment...
  • Iraq's Future- A Proxy War Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

    08/23/2010 6:29:46 PM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 21 August 2010 | Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
    With the official end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, what bodes for Iraq's future in terms of its relations to other nations in the Middle East? One useful way to examine this question is through the lens of what Daniel Pipes describes as the present "Middle Eastern Cold War." This new Cold War represents the current ideological division in the Middle East between the "revolutionary bloc," led chiefly by Iran, Syria, and more recently Turkey, and the "status-quo bloc," led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt. While most Sunni Arab states align themselves with the "status-quo bloc," there are notable...
  • Palestinian Authority to ban work in settlements {A clear 0bama welfare plan emerging}

    03/07/2010 3:16:27 PM PST · by Tigen · 15 replies · 94+ views
    Ynet ^ | 3/7/10 | AP
    Law drafted by Palestinian economics minister seeks to prevent workers from taking jobs in settlements, slated to be signed by Mahmoud Abbas by end of March. an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Palestinians work in the settlements
  • Seminar Looks at Countering Ideological Support for Terrorism

    07/26/2006 10:39:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 244+ views
    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, July 26, 2006 – Scores of representatives from almost two dozen nations left the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here with what could be new directions in the fight against terror after a week-long seminar. Representatives at the seminar, which ended July 21, included Marshall Center alumni from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine, as well as speakers and observers. The alumni seminar is an annual event during which the center invites a select group of alumni who...
  • War possible in the next few years

    01/25/2005 11:11:54 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 1,551+ views
    Firmas Press ^ | Jan. 25, 2005 | Carlos Alberto Montaner
    Latin American war could possibly break out in the next few years. Unlike what happened in the 20th century when all confrontations were caused by border disputes, this time the war could be a bloody, multinational conflict triggered by ideological reasons. All symptoms indicate that behind that likely disaster will be the irresponsible behavior of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, a quixotic firebrand who is intent in reconstructing the continent according to his revolutionary fantasies. .... Venezuela has replaced Cuba as the headquarters of the violent left. A few weeks ago, a former Peruvian Army officer, Antauro Humala, after proclaiming himself...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Identifying Moderate Muslims

    11/23/2004 2:24:40 PM PST · by stevejackson · 29 replies · 1,575+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 23, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Moderate Islam or Fata Morgana? and freemuslims.org Speaks Out.There is good news to report: The idea that "militant Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution" is finding greater acceptance over time. But there is also bad news, namely growing confusion over who really is a moderate Muslim. This means that the ideological side of the war on terror is making some, but only limited, progress.The good news: Anti-Islamist Muslims have found their voice since September 11. Their numbers include distinguished academics such as Azar Nafisi (Johns Hopkins), Ahmed al-Rahim (formerly...
  • Nominee for Attorney General Rides an Ideological Divide

    11/11/2004 11:42:30 AM PST · by bushisdamanin04 · 3 replies · 288+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11 Nov 04 | DAVID JOHNSTON and RICHARD W. STEVENSON
    He is viewed with some suspicion by Democrats, who promised on Wednesday to question him aggressively about his role in setting administration policy on detaining and questioning people captured in the effort to combat terrorism. And he is seen as unreliable by many conservatives, who said he has not been sufficiently hard line on the issues of most concern to them, including abortion and affirmative action.
  • They say Trevor made a mockery of MLK Day say guilt-ridden liberals and white apologists

    01/24/2004 8:31:11 AM PST · by PoliticsInCT · 104 replies · 502+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | January 24, 2004 | David M. Huntwork
    Trevor is a junior at Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day Trevor, along with a couple of friends, decided to orchestrate a campaign that he be named the recipient of the "Distinguished African American Student Award" for next year. In the best American political tradition, they printed and plastered throughout the school about 150 posters showing a smiling Trevor giving a thumbs up and encouraging votes for him. The award has been given for eight years on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to a senior selected by teachers. There was only one slight problem....
  • Schumerism

    11/14/2003 10:15:58 AM PST · by Bernard Marx · 13 replies · 128+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Nov. 8, 2003 | Brian C. Anderson
    <p>Democrats subvert the Constitution through judicial filibusters.</p> <p>Everyone has commented on the unprecedented filibuster campaign against President Bush's appellate court nominees--the latest of whom is likely to be Justice Janice Rogers Brown, a black veteran of California's Supreme Court. What hasn't sufficiently been underscored is that the filibusters rest on a novel jurisprudential conceit: call it "Schumerism," after Chuck Schumer, the New York senator who is its most strident proponent.</p>
  • The Ideological Impostor <Socialist Trash Barf Alert>

    05/22/2002 9:00:51 AM PDT · by agenda_express · 6 replies · 150+ views
    The American Propect Online Edition ^ | June 3, 2002 Edition | Robert Kuttner
    Volume 13, Issue 10.   June 3, 2002. Print-Friendly VersionThe Ideological Impostor Run left, govern right: The fraudulence of the Bush presidency Robert Kuttner In the 2000 election, the voters of this country could have been forgiven for sizing up George W. Bush as a cross between a moderate Republican and DLC Democrat. Here are some of the things he said while campaigning: In a stirring passage in his convention speech, Bush invoked single moms struggling to feed their kids and pay the rent. Immigrants starting a hard life in a new world. Children without fathers in neighborhoods where gangs...