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  • Obama to re-emerge in ‘delicate dance’ with Dems

    08/11/2017 9:11:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 8-11-17 | Video by Veuer
    Former President Obama will re-emerge on the national scene this fall, though Democrats expect him to do so with caution. One aide describes the beginning of a "delicate dance" that aims to put Obama in the Democratic fray, but prevent him from remaining the face of the party. Aides will huddle with Obama in the coming weeks to plot out what shape the former president's fall schedule will take. Advisers close to him say that while he will play an active role in helping his party rebuild, much of his work will be behind the scenes. He is likely to...
  • Who’s in Charge Here…Ain’t You?

    08/09/2017 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Allen West
    The movie “Apocalypse Now” came out in August 1979, it was Francis Ford Coppola’s film on the Vietnam War centered on the mission of Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) to assassinate a US Army Colonel gone rogue, played by Marlon Brando. I was beginning my freshman year of college at the University of Tennessee, and as a student enrolled in ROTC, I went to see the movie. Of course, it took me three viewings to really come to grips with the film and understand it. However, everyone remembers the memorable character, and lines, of Robert Duvall who played an eccentric Air...
  • Dedication And Leadership: A Review (And a MUST READ for activism)

    05/25/2013 3:26:43 PM PDT · by narses · 14 replies
    On March 14, 1948, Douglas Hyde handed in his resignation as the news editor of the London Daily Worker and wrote "the end" to twenty years of his life as a member of the Communist Party. A week later, in a written statement, Hyde announced that he had renounced Communism and, with his wife and children, was joining the Catholic Church. The long pilgrimage from Communism to Christ carried Douglas Hyde from complete commitment to Marxism, to a questioning uneasiness about Soviet Russia’s glaring contradictions of ideology and action, to a final rejection of the Party. In Dedication and Leadership,...
  • Bob Dole: 'Strong American leadership being restored by President Trump'

    07/08/2017 10:13:47 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/08/2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Bob Dole heaped praise on President Trump for what he described as the restoration of "strong American leadership" put on display during his trip to Europe over the past few days. Calling it a "successful trip" overall, Dole, a former Republican senator from Kansas who ran unsuccessfully for president in 1996, singled out Trump's speech in Warsaw, Poland, as being particularly important. In a statement Saturday, Dole described the speech from Wednesday as "one for the ages, a vital, eloquent, and stirring articulation of the values and shared goals that bind us together with the Polish people, and with millions...
  • Donald Trump: Chuck Schumer ‘Leading Democrats to Doom’

    04/29/2017 10:47:20 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 29 Apr 2017
    During his speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump attacked Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), describing him as a “bad leader” who is “leading the Democrats to doom.” Discussing the opposition from Democrats to his plans to build a border wall, Trump said, “Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress have no leadership, they are rudderless.” “Senator Schumer is a bad leader. I’ve known him a long time, Senator Schumer is a bad leader, not a natural leader at all. He works hard to study leadership … Well if you have to study leadership you’ve got problems,” Trump said. “His policies are hurting...
  • Wow, there is a speaker on Fox News now, David Bossie who is really, really good.

    04/30/2017 6:12:33 AM PDT · by cba123 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/30/2017
    Very good interview with a guy on Fox News, who I haven't seen before.
  • Signs That American Leadership Is on the Rebound

    04/16/2017 10:32:13 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/14/2017 | Daniel P. Vajdich and Charles Morrison
    It's not just Trump's strike at Syria. A new generation of veterans in Congress, led by Mike Gallagher, are calling for a return to order. After World War II, the United States created an international system aimed at preventing the kinds of catastrophic conflicts that consumed the first half of the 20th century. This system was underwritten by hard power such as the American nuclear arsenal and the NATO alliance. Yet, underneath those foundations, the American-backed order was really about maintaining norms of international behavior. Throughout the Cold War, successive administrations from both political parties realized that the United States...
  • Paul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender

    03/29/2017 1:18:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 75 replies
    the Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | BY MARK MECKLER
    When Mitt Romney selected Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, people cheered. He was young, attractive, idealistic, and — doggone it! — he did P90x. Images of him lifting weights bounced across the internet. Surely this is what the GOP needed, they said. New blood. Youth. Strength. The fact that his losing bid against Barack Obama and Joe Biden was the high mark of his career says a great deal about his legacy. His lack of true leadership has grown more and more evident. During the last week, Speaker Ryan's stature managed to shrink in regard to Congress, and...
  • Freedom Caucus Rep. Resigns from Group Amid Healthcare Failure

    03/26/2017 6:35:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 47 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | March 25, 2017
    One by one the barriers are falling for an impending Trump triumph. Ted Poe (R-TX), a U.S. Representative and former member of the House Freedom Caucus, has announced Sunday afternoon that he will be resigning from the group that aided in destroying the Paul Ryan-led GOP’s attempt to repeal Obama’s 2010 healthcare act. The House Freedom Caucus has been under fire and was heavily criticized by numerous Republicans before the GOP healthcare plan fell apart on Friday. The Texas Tribune got a statement from Rep. Poe: “I have resigned from the House Freedom Caucus. In order to deliver on the...
  • Let Us Now Appreciate Paul Ryan’s Utter Failure as a Political Leader

    03/25/2017 5:24:41 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | 24 Mar 17 | Jordan Weissmann
    As he gave his brief press conference Friday afternoon confirming that Republicans had pulled their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan both looked and sounded like a hangdog high school football coach spilling out a few defeated platitudes after watching his team get ground into the turf. “Moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains,” he said, “and, well, we’re feeling those growing pains today.” “We came really close today, but we came up short.” “I will not sugarcoat this. This is a disappointing day for us. Doing...
  • ‘A Day Without a Woman’ Strike Promotes Idea of Women as Helpless

    03/09/2017 2:06:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 7, 2017 | Katrina Trinko
    The way to help women continue to move forward isn’t to propagate the myth that women in the United States are victims, oppressed by the system and unable to help themselves secure a better future.Yet that’s exactly the message of the “A Day Without a Woman” strike happening Wednesday.Various organizers, including the Women’s March crowd and other feminists, are pushing women to “take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor,” as well as by not shopping (except at “small, women- and minority-owned businesses”) and by wearing red.An op-ed advocating the strike published in The Guardian last month by eight...
  • Beyond the Kruger-Dunning Effect (Erdogan's Turkey or Obama's US? EXPLAINED)

    03/04/2017 10:36:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Washington Hatti ^ | 2-25-17 | Abraham Thicke
    The Kruger-Dunning effect refers to the inability of incompetent individuals to accurately assess their own competence. It was first discovered by two psychologists, you can guess their names, who asked students to predict their exam scores before taking the exam. Whilst students gaining high marks accurately predicted their scores, low scoring students grossly overestimated how well they would perform. The phenomenon, replicated many times, is usually explained in terms of metacognitive abilities. Since these skills are critical for both gaining and assessing competence, people with low levels of metacognitive ability are doubly cursed. The Kruger Dunning effect is surprisingly resistant...
  • Leitch surges in latest Mainstreet Tory leadership poll (Tory establishment warning alert)

    02/18/2017 11:23:04 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 6 replies
    iPolitics.ca ^ | 02/17/2017 | BJ Siekierski
    Kellie Leitch is now the first choice for over one-fifth of Conservative party members, passing Maxime Bernier and nipping at the heels of an increasingly polarizing Kevin O’Leary campaign, according to the latest iPolitics CPC Leadership Tracker — powered by Mainstreet Research. Mainstreet reached 804 members between February 9 and 12 and found — with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20 — that Kevin O’Leary was the first choice for 22.01 per cent of members, followed by Leitch (20.90 per cent), and Bernier (17.54 per cent). The first leadership poll, conducted between...
  • WaPo’s Richard Cohen Rips Obama’s Failure of Leadership: ‘Waved a Droopy Flag’

    12/27/2016 6:07:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is no conservative, and certainly no fan of Donald Trump. The headline of a column he wrote during the campaign, after all, was “Trump’s Hitlerian disregard for the truth.” Which makes his column of today, “Thanks to no-drama Obama, American leadership is gone,” which absolutely rips the bark off Barack Obama, all the more remarkable. Observing that Obama “has been all too happy to preside over the loss of American influence,” he describes the current president as having “waved a droopy flag. He did not want to make America great again. It was great enough...
  • Pelosi Clings to Power, to Her Party's Detriment

    12/14/2016 7:50:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    After the Republican avalanche of a victory in last month's elections, there was still more good news for the Grand Old Brand New Party courtesy of Nancy Pelosi. It seems she's eked out a narrow victory over a Democratic insurgency against her stultified leadership of the party in the House, a leadership that has been rusting for the past 14 years. If everything isn't coming up roses for the GOP, at least there are tulips covering the horizon the way daffodils do Wye Mountain every spring. And all Nancy Pelosi could say about her aforementioned "leadership" was the same thing...
  • Keith Ellison - The Wrong Man at the Wrong Time

    11/30/2016 3:21:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 30/11/16 | Alan Dershowitz
    ..... Ellison's sordid past associations with Louis Farrakhan -- the long time leader of the Nation of Islam -- will hurt him in Middle America.... In addition to embracing American enemies abroad, Farrakhan has exhibited a penchant for lacing his sermons with anti-Semitic hate speech. Around the time that Ellison was working with the Nation of Islam, for example, Farrakhan was delivering speeches attacking "the synagogue as Satan." He described Jews as "wicked deceivers of the American people" that have "wrapped [their] tentacles around the U.S. government" and are "deceiving and sending this nation to hell." .... Ellison has struggled...
  • PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCES SENIOR WHITE HOUSE LEADERSHIP TEAM

    11/13/2016 1:31:13 PM PST · by springwater13 · 345 replies
    TRUMP FOR AMERICA, INC. US14.CAMPAIGN-ARCHIVE1.COM ^ | SENIOR WHITE HOUSE LEADERSHIP TEAM
    President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that Trump for President CEO Stephen K. Bannon will serve as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will serve as White House Chief of Staff. Bannon and Priebus will continue the effective leadership team they formed during the campaign, working as equal partners to transform the federal government, making it much more efficient, effective and productive. Bannon and Priebus will also work together with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to help lead the transition process in the run-up to Inauguration Day. “I am thrilled to have...
  • Meet the Maryland Conservative Who Aims to Take Over the House’s Largest GOP Caucus

    10/19/2016 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Like most Americans, but unlike most of the other 434 members of the House of Representatives, Andy Harris pulls a lengthy commute to work each day. One way and without traffic, the Maryland Republican says he can go door to door in an hour and a half from his home in Cockeysville to his office on Capitol Hill. But if he hits traffic, it takes almost three hours just to get to work. Harris doesn’t mind. As a physician, he says he’s used to long hours in the operating room and, as a single father, the 60-mile trek is necessary...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Campaign Leadership Institute Conspiracy Webinair

    08/09/2016 4:01:31 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 4 replies
    No activist can work in the public policy process for long without running across one or more conspiracy theories. How should you react to these theories? What do you have to know about these theories to make a difference as an activist? These questions will be answered in the newest FREE training webinar with Morton Blackwell. Conspiracy Theories airs Wed, Aug 10 at 3:00 PM EST. Register for the Leadership Institute’s free webinar with Morton Blackwell, Conspiracy Theories. LI's founder and president, Morton Blackwell, will be in the studio sharing his insights on conspiracy theories. Mr. Blackwell has been a...