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  • Jesse Jackson, Wright 'arranged' Obama marriage

    10/04/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 3, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    As a young single woman, Michelle Robinson was a fixture in the home of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who along with Rev. Jeremiah Wright “arranged” her marriage to Barack Obama, according to sources in Chicago who know the couple. Jackson’s daughter, Santita, is still one of Michelle’s best friends. “It all relates back to Trinity and to the Jesse Jackson orbit of blacks here in Chicago who gave Obama legitimacy and helped him establish his identity as a black man,” Robyn explained. “The political left wanted to push a black to the presidency, and the key operatives in the...
  • Trinity Church members reveal Obama shocker! (Jeremiah Wright and the "Down Low" gang)

    10/02/2012 9:33:36 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 62 replies ^ | October 2, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    'Matchmaker' Rev. Jeremiah Wright 'provided cover for gays' After nearly four years in office, many Americans still express frustration that much about Barack Obama remains a mystery as establishment media remain incurious about the Democratic president, while seemingly ready to dispatch crack investigative teams at a moment’s notice to probe into the personal lives of Republican figures such as Sarah Palin. Largely ignored in 2008 was research by the Hillary Clinton campaign based on contacts developed with members of the church Obama attended for two decades, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. This is the first of a series...
  • Obama's Roommate

    09/26/2012 9:34:43 PM PDT · by chatter4 · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 27, 2012 | Chatter4
    Great video. It appears that Obama's best friend and roommate, Sohale Siddiqi was more than a friend. Perhaps this explains the wedding ring he wore for years before he married Michelle.
  • Occidental activist: I thought Obama was 'gay'

    08/16/2012 4:48:23 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 31 replies
    The intimate, fatherly relationship with pornographer and card-carrying communist Frank Marshall Davis that Barack Obama captured in a disturbingly graphic poem has led many to speculate Obama was sexually abused as a teen. Davis, who wrote of molesting a 13-year-old girl in a quasi-autobiographical novel, has been identified as the “Pop” in a poem that describes “amber stains” on both Obama’s and “Pop’s” shorts. A psychotherapist who also notes the parental abandonment Obama suffered in his childhood says that while she can’t prove it, “the degree of Obama’s disconnect reminds me of my sexually abused clients...
  • Dr. John C. Drew and Barack Obama: The Chance encounter at Occidental College

    06/12/2012 6:06:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    All voices ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Redhanded
    “The second time I went out to California to attend Mohammad Hassan Chandoo’s graduation from Occidental College, Obama was enjoying the lavish lifestyle being financed by his friend and roommate at the time - Hassan Chandoo. The wealthy patron provided Obama access to big houses, lavish parties & had him dressed in the slickest clothes. I could have sworn they were both Gay & wealthy.” Those were some of the initial observations by Dr. John C. Drew, PhD, on his second encounter with Barack Obama who was attending Occidental College at the time. Much has been speculated about Barack Obama’s...
  • Collins sponsors sexual orientation workplace anti-discrimination bill (with DIABLO Mark Kirk)

    04/18/2011 9:53:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    The Press-Herald, Portland, Me. ^ | 2011-04-14 | Jonathan Riskind
    Sen. Susan Collins is part of a renewed bid to pass a bipartisan bill protecting against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Maine Republican is a lead co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, along with Democrats Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Tom Harkin of Iowa and Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois.
  • Michelle Obama Sports a $1,000 Handbag

    03/10/2011 9:27:09 PM PST · by pissant · 81 replies
    WH Dossier ^ | 3/10/11 | staff
    Well heavens! Mrs. Obama was gaining a lot of traction as the fashion icon for the everywoman when all of a sudden she stepped out of the Michellemobile – reportedly Monday – grasping a $1,000 tote bag. Take a look-see!
  • MEET THE PRESS: Michele Bachmann STILL Thinks Obama Is Running A 'Gangster Government'

    03/07/2011 7:12:27 PM PST · by pissant · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/7/11 | Glynnis MacNichol
    The flip side of the GOP having zero serious candidates to run for office in 2012 is that they can pretend to be considering running for office and continue to go on TV and say insane things without actually having to worry about whether they will lose votes on the national scale. Behold Michele Bachmann on Meet the Press this Sunday (Tim Russert must be rolling over in his grave) telling David Gregory that she is standing by her Obama is running a "gangster goverment" remark. MR. GREGORY: You, you've referred to the Obama administration as a gangster government. You've...
  • Bachmann Puts Blame On Obama Administration For High Gas Prices

    03/07/2011 7:08:55 PM PST · by pissant · 15 replies · 1+ views
    WJON ^ | 3/7/11 | Lee Voss
    WASHINGTON D.C. — Gas prices are the highest they’ve been in two years and a Congresswoman from Minnesota says the Obama administration is partly to blame. Michele Bachmann says President Obama’s energy secretary has said Americans need to be paying as much as Europe does for gas in order to prompt alternative fuel research and development. But, Bachmann says it shouldn’t come at the expense of Americans who are struggling to pay their bills. She says she supports alternative energy fuels, but we need to get gas prices in check in hte meantime. Oil was trading at more than $103...
  • Bachmann calls on Obama to apologize for ObamaCare 'fraud'

    03/05/2011 11:52:46 AM PST · by pissant · 28 replies
    Minn. Star Tribune ^ | 3/4/11 | Kevin Diaz
    Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann called Friday on President Obama to apologize for his landmark health care overhaul, which she called “legislative fraud of the highest order.” A White House spokesman declined to comment. Her congressional office issued two statements several hours apart, both lamenting that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare in GOP parlance – locks in some $105 billion in future spending to expand health care coverage, set up insurance exchanges, and pay for the nuts and bolts of the new health care law. Such “advance appropriations,” Bachmann said, make it difficult for current and future...
  • U.S. Isn’t Seeking to Oust North Korea’s Kim, Obama’s Envoy Says

    03/01/2011 8:29:11 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies
    Bloomberg | 3/1/11 | Indira Lackshaman
    Bloomberg, title and link allowed only
  • Republicans attack Obama homeowner relief

    02/25/2011 4:55:49 PM PST · by pissant · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/25/11 | Jen Liberto
    WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- In the latest blow to Obama signature programs, Republicans are now aiming to kill several White House plans aimed at keeping underwater borrowers in their homes. The House GOP announced hearings for next week aimed at ending "failed and ineffective" housing programs. The four plans on the chopping block include the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the Federal Housing Administration Refinance Programs and the Emergency Homeowner Relief Fund. The move would save about $38 billion remaining and unspent by the four programs, according to House Republicans. "In an era of record-breaking deficits, it's...
  • Where is Obama as Middle East boils?

    02/25/2011 4:50:49 PM PST · by pissant · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/25/11 | Bill Bennett
    Editor's note: CNN contributor William J. Bennett is the Washington fellow of the Claremont Institute. He was U.S. secretary of education from 1985 to 1988 and was director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H.W. Bush. (CNN) -- After witnessing a vacuum of leadership and an apparent fecklessness in dealing with crises abroad during Jimmy Carter's administration, some concluded the presidency was too big for one man. It took President Reagan's leadership and rhetoric to rid the popular mind of that notion. Today, a stagnating economy and tumult from the Middle East to Africa is...
  • Obama’s Promised March With Union Workers Fails to Materialize

    02/25/2011 4:49:02 PM PST · by pissant · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/25/11 | Eve Zibel
    When candidate Obama was campaigning in South Carolina in 2007, he said he was proud to wear the “union label” and that if workers were denied rights to organize or collectively bargain when he was elected, “I'll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I'll will walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States of America.” But as the protests over collective bargaining rights drag out in Wisconsin, President Obama has yet to join the demonstrators outside the Capitol building in Madison, and it appears his administration is trying not to get involved in...
  • DeMint: Obama's Budget Proposal Is a 'Gimmick,' Shows No Leadership

    02/17/2011 5:11:53 PM PST · by pissant · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/16/11 | Greta/DeMint
    GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: If you pay taxes, this is really going to hurt! Senator Jim DeMint says you, the American people, are getting scammed, scammed out of $39 million -- that's right, $39 million dollars. But guess what? Everyone saw this one coming. It didn't have to happen. Earlier today, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint went "On the Record." (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) VAN SUSTEREN: Senator, nice to see you, sir. SEN. JIM DEMINT, R-S.C.: Hey, Greta. Good to be back. VAN SUSTEREN: OK, well, I came up here to talk about the budget proposal, and I'm going to...
  • Rep. King takes on Republican leadership to de-fund ObamaCare

    02/15/2011 6:50:33 PM PST · by pissant · 16 replies
    PJM ^ | 2/15/11 | Rich Pollack
    This week, House Republicans vow to cut at least $100 billion from current levels of federal spending when they take up a massive bill designed to continue to fund the government. The Tatler has learned that Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) sees the current spending bill also as a way to stop ObamaCare, the unpopular health care program. He is going to introduce an amendment around noon today to bar funding for the implementation and enforcement costs for the program. For this fiscal year alone, ObamaCare will cost $105.5 billion. But as he wrote today in the Washington Times, “There has...
  • CBO: Obamacare Will Kill 800,000 Jobs Over Decade

    02/15/2011 6:47:33 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies
    CNS ^ | 2/14/11 | Dan Joseph – On the same day that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was chiding House Republicans over job creation, the director of the Congressional Budget Office was testifying in the House Budget Committee that the health-care law President Barack Obama signed last year will kill about 800,000 American jobs over the next decade. CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf was responding to a question from Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) regarding an August report from the CBO. “We do estimate, as you said, that the household employment will be about 160 million by the end of the decade and half a percent...
  • Healthcare Reform Law Requires New IRS Army Of 1,054 (1st phase of ObamaCare)

    02/15/2011 6:42:09 PM PST · by pissant · 19 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 2/15/11 | Paul Bedard
    The Internal Revenue Service says it will need an battalion of 1,054 new auditors and staffers and new facilities at a cost to taxpayers of more than $359 million in fiscal 2012 just to watch over the initial implementation of President Obama's healthcare reforms. Among the new corps will be 81 workers assigned to make sure tanning salons pay a new 10 percent excise tax. Their cost: $11.5 million. [See a slide show of 10 ways the GOP can take down Obamacare.] "The ACA [Affordable Care Act] will require additional resources to build new IT systems; modify existing tax processing...
  • NBC’s O’Donnell Insists Obama’s ‘the Same Centrist He's Always Been,’ Not Even Maher Buys It

    02/14/2011 2:19:35 AM PST · by pissant · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/12/11 | Brent Baker
    President Barack Obama is “a pragmatic centrist,” Norah O’Donnell, NBC News reporter/MSNBC chief Washington correspondent, insisted Friday night on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, though not even Maher bought the claim Obama is a centrist. O’Donnell noted “they're trying to make inroads” into the business community with outreach to it as evidenced by hiring Bill Daley and speaking to the Chamber of Commerce, but she contended “other than that tonal switch, he's still the same centrist he’s always been.” Maher countered: “But he's not really. If you woke him up in the middle of the night, of if you...
  • Obama's Response To Egypt Crisis Makes Chris Matthews "Ashamed As An American"

    02/04/2011 10:38:27 AM PST · by pissant · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/4/11 | Glynnis McNicol
    Every once in a while when Chris Matthews isn't idiotically railing on Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin, and lately Glenn Beck, says something interesting, or at least out of character. Case in point: This morning he popped up on Morning Joe for a Lent segment during which he strongly criticized America's reaction to the Egyptian uprising and Obama's treatment of Mubarak.
  • Study: Obama's electric car goal hits roadblock (consumer rejection)

    02/03/2011 12:48:20 PM PST · by pissant · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/3/11 | Ericka Dimmler
    (CNN) -- President Barack Obama's goal of putting 1 million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015 could run into a huge roadblock -- the American consumer. According to a report released Wednesday by researchers at Indiana University, automakers are unlikely to manufacture enough cars to reach the president's goal because of a potential lack of buyer demand. Nissan and General Motors, makers of the Leaf and Volt, respectively, already have the capacity to produce enough cars to meet the goal. Serious questions remain, however, about the level of desire among potential buyers worried about cost, ease of use and...
  • Mubarak to Obama: 'You don't understand'

    02/03/2011 12:44:28 PM PST · by pissant · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/3/11 | Ben Smith
    From Christiane Amanpour's interview with the Egyptian president: While he described President Obama as a very good man, he wavered when I asked him if hour felt the U.S. had betrayed him. When I asked him how he responded to the United States' veiled calls for him to step aside sooner rather than later, he said he told President Obama "you don't understand the Egyptian culture and what would happen if I step down now."
  • Risks in Egypt were on Obama's radar early on

    02/03/2011 12:42:10 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/3/11 | Caron Bohan
    (Reuters) - When a public uprising ousted Tunisia's leader after two decades in power, U.S. policymakers and intelligence analysts immediately wondered what this might mean for Egypt, the most populous Arab nation and a staunch American ally. Indeed, as far back as last year, senior aides to President Barack Obama got a warning from outside analysts that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's grip on power was tenuous. The analysts advised the administration to try to get out in front of events. Yet, as the crisis in Egypt built over the course of the past week, the Obama administration struggled to keep...
  • Bloomberg Pushes Obama to "Stand Up" on Gun Laws

    02/03/2011 12:38:16 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/3/11 | Lucy Madison
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday challenged President Obama to "stand up" on gun control, an issue on which he has been largely silent in the wake of the tragic shootings in Tucson. During an interview on MSNBC, the a longtime gun control advocate argued that the White House, along with Congress, needs to be more vigilant in enforcing existing laws regarding the sale of firearms. "The trouble is that the Congress has done this - and they do it repeatedly - they pass a law showing they're tough on the bad guys and then they don't give...
  • Joe Manchin takes on President Obama over EPA's coal veto

    02/03/2011 12:34:55 PM PST · by pissant · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/3/11 | Pat Reis
    West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin is wasting no time attacking the Obama administration’s energy policies. The senator will use his maiden speech on the Senate floor today to trumpet legislation he is introducing that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from revoking Clean Water Act permits that have already been finalized, his aides tell POLITICO. Manchin was livid in January when EPA pulled the plug on a massive mountaintop-removal coal mine in West Virginia that the George W. Bush administration had signed off on in 2007. The move was the agency’s first-ever retroactive veto of a coal mine permit, and...
  • House GOP readies bill to prohibit EPA from regulating carbon emissions

    02/03/2011 12:28:22 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 2/3/11 | Daryl Fears
    Acting on a vow to fight the Obama administration on climate issues, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, unveiled draft legislation Wednesday to try to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Sen. James M. Inhofe (Okla.), ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), chairman of the subcommittee on energy and power, joined Upton in issuing what they called the Energy Tax Prevention Act. In a statement, the congressmen said the legislation's intent is to...
  • Obama should just shut up on Egypt (Wash Post?)

    02/03/2011 12:24:15 PM PST · by pissant · 19 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 2/3/11 | Richard Cohen
    When it comes to crises like the one in Egypt, the trouble with the White House is structural. It has a briefing room. (So does State.) When you have such a room, the pressure is to have a briefing. That means saying something -- almost anything in the present case -- when prudence, history and the gods of mythology cry out for silence. The Obama administration ought to just shut up. The latest from the White House, as reported in The Post, is a reassessment of its relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood. In principle, there's nothing wrong with that. The...
  • President Obama calls for 4G wireless access to majority of Americans by 2016

    02/03/2011 12:20:16 PM PST · by pissant · 51 replies
    Broadcast Engineering ^ | 2/3/11 | Mike Grotocelli
    In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama said he wanted 98 percent of Americans to have access to a high-speed Internet connection within five years. “Within the next five years, we will make it possible for business to deploy the next generation of high-speed wireless coverage to 98 percent of all Americans,” Obama said in his nationally televised address. The president also used the State of the Union to tell parents it was their job to turn off the TV set and make sure their kids get their homework done and for the United States to...
  • Proposed bill calls presidential birth records into question (Montana)

    02/02/2011 8:03:21 PM PST · by pissant · 23 replies · 1+ views
    KBZK ^ | 2/2/11 | staff
    Montana could be one of a handful of states to join in a movement calling for presidential candidates to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship. MT State Representative Bob Wagner (R-Harrison) is carrying a bill that would require presidential candidates and congressional candidates to file copies of their birth certificates with the Montana Secretary of State. The issue has been in the spotlight in recent years as controversy has swirled around the birth certificate of President Obama. Wagner says his bill protects and defends the Constitution of the United States. "I don't know if the document exists or not. I...
  • John Bolton turns up the volume on Egypt

    02/02/2011 5:33:49 PM PST · by pissant · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/2/11 | Juanna Summers
    Among the most strident recent critics of the Obama administration is one of the least-known 2012 GOP presidential prospects: former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton. Whether it’s the unfolding events in Egypt, proposed defense cuts or President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Bolton during the past month has been unsparing in his criticism, delivered via the main platforms available to him: Fox News and Twitter. Between those statements and some dabbling in the unfamiliar arena of state politics, Bolton appears to be contradicting a spokeswoman’s claims that he is merely “a private citizen leading a private life.” Referring...
  • President Obama's proclamation for National African American History Month

    02/02/2011 11:43:20 AM PST · by pissant · 30 replies
    WFMJ ^ | 2/2/11 | Barry Soetoro-Davis
    The great abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass once told us, "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." Progress in America has not come easily, but has resulted from the collective efforts of generations. For centuries, African American men and women have persevered to enrich our national life and bend the arc of history toward justice. From resolute Revolutionary War soldiers fighting for liberty to the hardworking students of today reaching for horizons their ancestors could only have imagined, African Americans have strengthened our Nation by leading reforms, overcoming obstacles, and breaking down barriers. During National African American History...
  • Senate May Vote This Week on Obamacare Repeal Bill

    02/01/2011 11:07:32 AM PST · by pissant · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/1/11 | Steve Ertelt
    he Senate may vote as early as this week on legislation that would repeal the Obamacare law that contains abortion and rationing concerns of pro-life groups. The vote would come on the heels of a ruling by a federal judge declaring the law unconstitutional. Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said today the Senate may vote on the House-passed legislation this week, putting on Twitter: “Vote on health care repeal could come as early as this week in the Senate.” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Jim DeMint of North Carolina, both of whom are pro-life, have led the...
  • CBO: Social Security Now Officially Broke (Obamanomics)

    01/26/2011 12:06:02 PM PST · by pissant · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/26/11 | kevin Williamson
    Today’s CBO report has some bad news about the deficit. But CBO has some really, really bad news about Social Security: It’s officially broke. The CBO’s revenue/expenditure estimates now place the program in permanent deficit. There had been some hope that payroll taxes would recover sufficiently post-recession to put the program back into the black (the theoretical black) for at least a few more years, putting off the day of reckoning for an election cycle or more. No more: The new CBO estimates put Social Security in the red for as far as the eye can see. But there’s a...
  • Obama answers Kenyan critics with a Sh3.6bn budget for youth project

    01/29/2011 2:33:08 PM PST · by pissant · 39 replies
    Daily Nation (Kenya) ^ | 1/29/11 | Staff
    The American government has set aside Sh3.6 billion for its youth empowerment programme in Kenya, according to US ambassador Michael Ranneberger. The announcement, made in a wide-ranging speech to the American Chamber of Commerce on January 25, indicates the Obama administration is not stepping back from its youth outreach efforts in the country, despite criticism from some politicians. Mr Ranneberger told the audience that empowering the youth to take part in the political process would stop their exploitation by politicians and enhance Kenya’s economic prospects. “President Obama has a strong interest in developing the leadership skills of young people and...
  • Krauthammer: The old Obama in new clothing

    01/27/2011 11:33:58 PM PST · by pissant · 17 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/28/11 | The Kraut
    The November election sent a clear message to Washington: less government, less debt, less spending. President Obama certainly heard it, but judging from his State of the Union address, he doesn't believe a word of it. The people say they want cuts? Sure they do - in the abstract. But any party that actually dares carry them out will be punished severely. On that, Obama stakes his reelection. No other conclusion can be drawn from a speech that didn't even address the debt issue until 35 minutes in. And then what did he offer? A freeze on domestic discretionary spending...
  • Hawaii: Bill Would Open Obama Birth Record

    01/27/2011 7:25:16 PM PST · by pissant · 109 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/27/11 | staff
    The state would charge $100 for a copy of President Obama’s birth records under a bill introduced in the Legislature by five Democrats. It would change a privacy law barring the release of birth records unless the person seeking them has a tangible interest. The bill has not been scheduled for a public hearing, and cannot move forward unless that happens. But the idea behind it is to end skepticism over Mr. Obama’s birthplace while raising a little money for a government.
  • Friend Says Hawaii Gov Told Him There Is No Obama Birth Certificate: Daily Caller

    01/26/2011 12:54:03 PM PST · by pissant · 90 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/26/11 | staff
    Celebrity journalist Mike Evans told Minnesota's KQRS radio last week that his friend, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, has been unable to find President Barack Obama's birth certificate despite an intensive search. A group of conspiracy theorists known as "birthers" have long claimed that Obama is constitutionally ineligible for the presidency because he was actually born in Kenya. Abercrombie, an old friend of Obama's family, made headlines last month when he announced that he was trying to figure out how he could release more explicit documentation of the president's birth in order to permanently defuse the issue before the 2012 elections....
  • Obama uses ‘green’ emissions standards to push truckers into Teamsters union

    01/26/2011 12:43:05 PM PST · by pissant · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Matt Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s administration is using new “environmental standards” to force independent owner-operator truckers into becoming part of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union that gave more than $2 million to Democrats in the last two election cycles. By increasing the number of “green” requirements truckers have to comply with in order to get into some major United States ports — like Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland — the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are helping push previously independent truckers into companies, which then makes them vulnerable to unionization or, in many cases, forced to join...
  • Shocker: Fox News Panel Mostly Finds Obama’s State Of The Union ‘Flat’ And ‘Uninspired’

    01/26/2011 12:02:54 PM PST · by pissant · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 1/26/11 | Colby Hall
    President Barack Obama delivered his third State of the Union speech tonight, and in an age in which opinion media so dominates political will, the reaction to the delivered text by various pundits is almost as interesting as the text itself. Take for example the initial reaction by the Fox News panel that seemed primarily unimpressed by what some may have seen as a significant move to the center by the Democratic president. Charles Krauthammer did not demure, calling the speech “flat and uninspired” and “remarkably against the trend of what the electorate said this November.” To be fair, the...
  • What Obama should say: To honor Hernandez, pass gay rights legislation

    01/25/2011 3:18:44 PM PST · by pissant · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/25/11 | Rob Anderson
    Tonight's State of the Union provides President Obama with one of the easiest, yet high profile, chances to explain why Congress should pass gay rights legislation as soon as possible. Daniel Hernandez Jr., the heroic, openly gay intern who has been credited with saving the lives of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others during the Tuscon massacre, will be seated in First Lady Michelle Obama's box as the president delivers his address. The president, no doubt, will introduce Hernandez and thank him for his selfless actions earlier this month. But the Obamas' symbolic gesture will ring hollow unless the president asserts...
  • Bachmann will rip Obama, praise Tea Party in State of the Union response

    01/25/2011 2:58:49 PM PST · by pissant · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will criticize President Obama for overspending and credit the conservative Tea Party movement for changing the tide in Washington during her Tuesday night response to the State of the Union. Even though some Republicans voiced concern that her message could conflict with the official GOP response, excerpts released by the congresswoman's office contain no direct mention of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) official GOP response and no mention of a benchmark for spending cuts. Bachmann will note that Tea Party activists loudly protested against the federal stimulus package but Obama decided not to listen,...
  • Jim DeMint working on legislation to repeal health-care law

    01/25/2011 2:31:36 PM PST · by pissant · 11 replies
    Greenville Gazette | 1/25/11 | Raju Chebium
    Gannett publication. Only title and link allowed.
  • Steve King: Obamacare 'A Theft of Liberty'

    01/24/2011 6:47:01 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/18/11 | Jim Meyers
    Rep. Steve King, a leader of House Republicans seeking the repeal of Obamacare, tells Newsmax that the healthcare reform law constitutes “a theft of the liberty of the American people” and repeal is an ultimate certainty. The Iowa Republican also declares that Obamacare was the “core issue” that ended Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ control of the House, predicts that the Senate will go along with the House and vote for repeal, and says if President Obama does not sign a repeal bill then Republicans will defund healthcare reform until Americans elect a president in 2012 who will support repeal....
  • There’s Something Deeply Wrong with the Birth Certificate Narrative

    01/24/2011 11:09:07 AM PST · by pissant · 181 replies · 2+ views
    Horowitz's News Real ^ | 1/24/11 | Bookworm
    Something doesn’t add up here: Back in June 2008, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned short form of his Hawaii birth certificate. When people questioned the scanning, a few carefully chosen media types were invited to attest to the underlying long-form document’s authenticity, including staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as “supporting documents”...
  • Eric Cantor: Obama is a citizen

    01/23/2011 11:13:48 AM PST · by pissant · 181 replies · 1+ views
    Salon ^ | 1/23/11 | staff
    The new Republican House majority leader says he doesn't think questions about President Barack Obama's citizenship should play a role in the discussion of policy matters. Two years into the Obama administration, so-called birthers continue to argue that Obama isn't a natural-born citizen and that he hasn't proved he's constitutionally qualified to be president. Birth records in Hawaii haven't dissuaded them. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he believes Obama is a citizen and that most Americans are beyond that question.
  • Obamacare sure to trip up Barack, Mitt

    01/17/2011 12:11:27 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/17/11 | Holly Robachaud
    After a one-week postponement due to the Tucson tragedy, Congress will be back in session debating repeal of President Obama’s most controversial and unpopular legislation — Obamacare. This puts the issue right back on center stage for the 2012 elections, when it promises to haunt both President Obama and presidential-want-to-be Mitt Romney. Neither Obama nor Romney have learned the lesson that President Clinton did after the colossal disaster of Hillarycare: The American public doesn’t want a government takeover of health care. Obama’s relentless determination to pass his health-care mandate has already cost him the House and the supermajority in the...
  • France is our biggest ally, declares Obama: President's blow to Special Relationship w/ Britain

    01/11/2011 4:05:44 PM PST · by pissant · 41 replies
    The Mail (UK) ^ | 1/11/11 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama has declared that France is America’s greatest ally, undermining Britain’s Special Relationship with the U.S. The President risked offending British troops in Afghanistan by saying that French president Nicolas Sarkozy is a ‘stronger friend’ than David Cameron. The remarks, during a White House appearance with Mr Sarkozy, will reinforce the widely-held view in British diplomatic circles that Mr Obama has less interest in the Special Relationship than any other recent American leader. Mr Obama said: 'We don’t have a stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy, and the French people.' The comments follow a pattern of coldness...
  • Obamavilles Continue to Pop Up All Over the Country

    12/29/2010 9:06:24 PM PST · by pissant · 11 replies · 9+ views
    Victoria Taft ^ | 12/29/10 | Victoria Taft
    I came across this while researching. If George Bush was President this would be front page news. And, yes, I know it's "Sacramento" but didn't label this video.
  • Fight vs. birthers worth waging

    12/29/2010 8:23:30 PM PST · by pissant · 175 replies · 50+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/29/10 | Editors
    We’re cheering on Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a man we like to call the “anti-birther.” The newly elected governor is taking on the birthers — those fringe gadflies who won’t rest until they prove that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States, rendering him ineligible for the presidency. That will never happen, of course, because records clearly show Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. But that hasn’t stopped the birthers from nattering on relentlessly since the 2008 campaign. A friend of Obama’s parents since before the future president was born, Abercrombie is looking for ways to release more...
  • Hawaii's governor wants to reveal Obama birth info

    12/28/2010 4:03:29 PM PST · by pissant · 80 replies · 4+ views
    AP/Google ^ | 12/28/10 | staff
    HONOLULU (AP) — Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie wants to find a way to release more information about President Barack Obama's birth and dispel conspiracy theories that he was born elsewhere. Abercrombie was a friend of Obama's parents and knew him as a child, and is deeply troubled by the effort to cast doubt on the president's citizenship. The newly elected Democrat will ask the state attorney general's office and health officials about how he can make public more of Obama's birth documentation from Aug. 4, 1961, spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Tuesday.