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  • In Ga., Gingrich helped build conservative base

    03/02/2012 12:44:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | March 2, 2012 | GREG BLUESTEIN
    ..."I guess about the only way I can describe him is unlike any politician we had ever encountered," Reed said. "He would come in, speak to your group, keynote the banquet and afterward go to the suite and stay up until the wee hours of the morning talking strategy with you." A generation of Republican politicians recalls listening to cassette tapes featuring Gingrich's talking points as they drove to campaign stops, and dialing in to weekly national conference calls to hear his advice on how to sell conservative programs back home. "He changed the whole formula here. Candidates were starving...
  • NRO Symposium: The Mesa Debate (Hunter Baker: Newt won hands down)

    02/23/2012 3:19:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 23, 2012 | HUNTER BAKER, and 8 more
    [snip]...... Instead of being prepared for obvious attacks on his record (especially with regard to earmarks), [Santorum] made the terrible mistake of trying to explain a complex issue with natural-soundbite negatives to an audience who did not want to hear it. He almost dragged the whole group down, as both Gingrich and Paul attempted to clarify the matter. Romney wisely stayed the course in the role of an indignant foe of the practice. Santorum also sounded like the kind of conservative who wants to deal with government programs he doesn’t like by enacting other government programs. It didn’t play well....
  • Rick Santorum says Barack Obama is 'a rock star' ruling America like King George III

    02/22/2012 2:35:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2012
    Leading in the national polls and within striking distance of scoring big victories in Michigan and Arizona next Tuesday, Rick Santorum is portraying himself as the little 'guy from a steel town' who will stop Barack Obama from accumulating regal powers. 'Back in 2008, the American public at a time of crisis went for a rock star that they believed could solve their problems, someone that they believed in to make a difference in their lives,' he said at the Maricopa County Lincoln Day lunch in Phoenix, Arizona. 'This election, Americans are going to go back to what we've done...
  • Reagan's 'Rosebud' (Ronald Reagan stopped the Communist Party in Hollywood)

    02/14/2012 2:44:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Ricochet ^ | February 13, 2012 | Molly Hemingway
    All self-respecting Ricochet readers will want to go read this amazing story published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine (!) about how President Ronald Reagan came to understand the threat of Communism in Hollywood and develop effective strategies for fighting it. After cultivating a relationship with former movie-industry union chief Roy Brewer, reporter John Meroney obtained access to his voluminous archives filled with private correspondence, speeches, congressional documents, Communist Party newspapers, transcripts of testimony from executive sessions and minutes from closed union meetings. Meroney discovers Reagan's "Rosebud," as he puts it, since the information explains so much about why President...
  • Keystone, Obama, and Leadership

    02/12/2012 6:23:23 PM PST · by JimPrevor · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 9, 2012 | Jim Prevor
    Yet despite all this, the gist of Nocera’s column is not to chastise the president for making a bad decision, he, instead, blames our “poisoned politics.” In fact, he explains away the president’s decision: "I realize that President Obama rejected Keystone because, politically, he had no choice. My guess is that, in his centrist heart of hearts, the president wanted to approve it. But to give the go-ahead before the election was to risk losing the support of the environmentalists who make up an important part of his base…" Of course, to say that President Obama “had no choice” is...
  • Newt speech just on CSPAN-Hispanic Leadership Conference!

    01/27/2012 9:19:56 AM PST · by mtrott · 27 replies
    January 27, 2012 | Self
    I thought Newt just gave a masterful speech, touching on the need to look south and reach out to Central and South America and improve relations and commerce with them, support and encourage democracy and free enterprise. He also highlighted his economic plan and how he wants to encourage entrepreneurship in all communities, including Hispanics. He came out strong in support of using all forms of non military measures to support the rise of freedom in Cuba. He received frequent applause throughout.
  • What Nancy Pelosi knows about Newt Gingrich

    01/26/2012 6:03:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 26, 2012 | Robert Laurie
    To conservatives, she’s public enemy number 2. Only President Obama himself elicits more anger and outrage from those on the right. While she’s constantly decried as a monstrous villain, she’s been unfortunately effective for the left, particularly in ramming the unpopular Obamacare through Congress. Republicans have been woefully ineffective at minimizing her power and even though she’s no longer the speaker of the House, she’s remained the most visible Democrat other than the commander in chief. So, when Nancy Pelosi claims to “know something” about Newt Gingrich, it’s easy for nervous Republicans to joke that they’re surprised to learn she...
  • The GE Years: What Made Reagan Reagan [Newt said this book explained Ronald Reagan's leadership]

    01/26/2012 4:48:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    George Mason University History News Network ^ | January 8, 2007 | Thomas W. Evans
    After November’s elections, Senator John McCain, former Congressman Dick Armey and others called for a return to the principles and policies of Ronald Reagan. At the time these policies were first advanced, many observers believed they constituted a revolution. But how did Reagan himself come to these views and where did he learn to translate them from one man’s vision into governmental policies and acts? In my book, The Education of Ronald Reagan: The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of his Conversion to Conservatism, I trace Reagan’s evolution from liberal to conservative, from actor to politician. The changes...
  • The Sarkozy Effect

    01/24/2012 4:46:33 PM PST · by Cincinna · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2012 | Roger Cohen
    In the other election of 2012, the one more imminent, there are only two words worth remembering. The first is leadership. The second is change. The rest, as the French say, is du blah-blah. If the French decide leadership is more important in a time of crisis they will grit their teeth and re-elect Nicolas Sarkozy. If they want change from a president never close to their hearts, they will — as Samuel Johnson said of second marriages — embrace hope over experience and elect the Socialist candidate, François Hollande. On the face of it, Hollande, slimmed-down and cultivated in...
  • Leadership = Communication. Need Gingrich to Speak Clearly to help Americans clean up Obama mess.

    01/15/2012 6:42:25 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 16 replies
    January 15, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Remember Ronald Reagan the Great Communicator. In my opinion, he was a great leader, because he was a great communicator. I the GOP primaries, Newt Gingrich is by far the best speaker, orator, and communicator. Since he espouses the conservative values, methods and action plans that we mostly agree with and since he does give the best, most interesting and easy to listen to speeches, he has the potential to be the best candidate against Obama and to be the best president to help we Americans to clean up the mess made by the Obama administration. Also, Gingrich is not-only...
  • How Jesse Helms Made the Reagan Revolution Possible (Where's Jim DeMint)?

    01/12/2012 2:42:09 AM PST · by personalaccts · 11 replies
    The Carolina Journal ^ | March 22, 2011 | John Dodd
    How Jesse Helms Made the Reagan Revolution Possible Helms was key to securing Reagan victory in N.C. primary 35 years ago By John Dodd Mar. 22nd, 2011 WINGATE -- Thirty-five years ago, on March 23, 1976, voters in North Carolina helped shape the course of history. Their decision to support the presidential hopes of former California Gov. Ronald Reagan in the Republican presidential primary kept Reagan in the race for the 1976 GOP nomination and opened the way for his 1980 election as the 40th president of the United States. Why did North Carolina voters choose Reagan instead of his...
  • Allen West: It’s about time we change the leadership in DC

    12/23/2011 6:40:07 AM PST · by izzatzo · 26 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 12/24/2011 | RightScoop
    Well I tell ya Greta, give me the opportunity to be in leadership in Washington DC and I think you’d see something different. Because coming out of the military, we didn’t go home until the mission was complete. So maybe that’s what the American people need to understand. It’s about time we take a chance with some of the young leaders that we have sent to Washington DC and move away from this establishment rhetoric and this game that they play in Washington DC.
  • BLANKLEY: Newt’s past and future leadership

    12/20/2011 10:35:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 12, 2011 | By Tony Blankley
    Candidate has already proved his high office credentials as House speaker Almost all political commentators agree on one thing: The Republican presidential campaign is unlike any we have experienced. It is not a campaign of steady trends and continuities, but rather of emotional reversals and discontinuities. Perhaps this is so because the past three or four years have been a shocking time of discontinuities and reversals for America. Really, America has been bewildered, shocked and disoriented since Sept. 11, 2001. The economic collapse and the unprecedentedly statist policies of the past three years have just compounded the anxiety. The rise...
  • Newt's Past and Future Leadership

    12/14/2011 11:40:53 AM PST · by wildbill · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/14/2011 | Tony Blankley
    The GOP primary voters reflect this helter-skelter search for leadership. And I predict that when the general electorate is engaged in the general election campaign next year, the independents and some Democrats will reflect the same desperate confusion and search for the right kind of leadership for these treacherous times. But what kind of candidate is most likely to make sense of the terrible events and forces that weigh down our country; be capable of vividly describing our plight and what needs to be done; and convince the public that he or she has the intelligence, courage, experience and sheer...
  • Perry turns Israel argument back on Obama [biggest applause of the Iowa debate]

    12/11/2011 3:36:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | December 11, 2011 | Rick Perry
    Gov. Rick Perry's entire statement about the "loss" of our drone [1:20] Bonus: Perry: Washington DC is the problem [1:16]
  • Perry Slams Obama Over Downed Drone: "This President Is The Problem" (Debate video)

    12/10/2011 8:00:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 169 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12-10-2011
    Perry Slams Obama Over Downed Drone: "This President Is The Problem" December 10th, 2011 "The idea this president now, with Iran getting one of our predator drones in their possession, and he had opportunities -- he had two choices. Actually, he had three. He chose the worse. And those two opportunities he had was to either retrieve that drone or to destroy it. And he did the worst of the three. And he did absolutely nothing. And the Russians and the Chinese will have our highly technical equipment now. This president is the problem, not something Newt Gingrich said." VIDEO...
  • The China Myth and Rick Perry

    12/02/2011 12:27:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    EIB ^ | December 1, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We're starting in Johnstown, Colorado. This is David, and thank you for waiting, sir. I appreciate it. CALLER: Thank you, Rush. It's an honor and a privilege to be on your program. RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. CALLER: I am responsible for three factories in China and have been for the last year and a half and so I've spent about two-thirds of my time in China, and what you see in China is a veneer of prosperity over really a mountain of poverty. RUSH: Prosperity over a mountain of poverty. CALLER: Because once you get outside of...
  • Perry vows real change if elected ("Uproot Washington" - red meat speech coming Tuesday)

    11/15/2011 1:54:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | November 14, 2011 | Mike Glover
    ...[Perry] vowed to "uproot the three branches of government and overhaul government. "They each have contributed to the demise of America," Perry said. Perry has scheduled an Iowa speech on Tuesday where he plans to lay out details of his overhaul. But he told the activists it will be sweeping and form the basis of the case he will make to activists who will show up for Jan. 3 precinct caucuses. "The question for Iowans in 50 days is not whether to embrace change, but for Iowans to decide who is the most credible messenger for that change," said Perry....
  • Perry Takes a Page from The Gipper

    11/13/2011 5:24:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 117 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | November 12, 2011 | George E. Condon Jr.
    Taking a page from Ronald Reagan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday sought to use humor to rebound from his much-noted debate flub earlier in the week. That flub, a 53-second brain freeze that was replayed endlessly on news shows, had him forgetting the name of the Department of Energy, the third federal agency he pledges to eliminate. So Perry was quick to cut off CBS’ Scott Pelley, one of the debate moderators in South Carolina, when he began a question, saying, “Governor Perry, you advocate the elimination of the Department of Energy. If you eliminate the Department of Energy...”...
  • Perry Can Win If Leadership Trumps Debates

    11/12/2011 11:42:39 AM PST · by UniqueViews · 201 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | Nov. 12, 2011 | Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski
    Gov. Rick Perry stated at the outset of his presidential campaign that he is running for president based on his principles and leadership accomplishments, not his oratorical skills. Media focus on his debate missteps deliberately ignores Perry's record and charisma. America's third president - Thomas Jefferson - was a lousy public speaker. He was literally a genius, and his singular eloquence as a writer is seen in his prose in the Declaration of Independence and other writings. But Jefferson was no speaker, so much so that he only gave a couple speeches in his entire two-term presidency. He was so...
  • When Perry turned Republican, he left some helpful Democrats behind

    11/06/2011 1:18:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 179 replies · 2+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 5, 2011 | Scott K. Parks
    Democrats had ruled the state Agriculture Department for a hundred years. Perry immediately ejected Hightower loyalists and Democratic operatives from the agency. He pledged to cut the department’s staff by 20 percent and scale down the number of regional offices around the state. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry talked with a friendin September 1991 while visiting a ranch outside Austin. After Rick Perry switched from Democrat to Republican in 1989, he set out to become, in the words of his mentor Phil Gramm, more Catholic than the pope. During the next 22 years, as he rose to the top of...
  • Herman Cain: The American Dream has been Hijacked!

    La Marque, TX – On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – Republican Presidential Front-runner Herman Cain delivered a powerful speech thirty-two minute speech to the Clear Lake Tea Party. His broad speech covered a variety of topics ranging from the economy to leadership and everything in between. This is the opening three minutes of that speech:
  • Saluting Canada for Daring

    10/23/2011 10:05:09 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 7 replies
    Exceptional Leadership By Ari Bussel How does one measure leadership? I will let the reader ponder this question, as I point out a true leader is one who wields his will onto others rather than the one who submits to populace wishes. Leaders are often judged in retrospect, in much better light than when they were contemporaries. Such, for example, are Ronald Reagan, Menachem Begin, the Shah of Iran, Lech Walesa, Pope John Paul II and others. To this short list, I would add President Mubarak of Egypt, who in 2011 stood up to the American President, and despite the...
  • In GOP race, how much electability matters may depend on ‘beatability’ of Obama

    10/23/2011 3:15:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2011 | Chris Cillizza
    Winning in politics isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. But how important a factor electability should be in a voter’s calculation remains very much in the eye of the beholder, leading to an active debate within the parties about who has the best chance to win next November — and how much it should matter. That fight is played out every four years as the two parties pick their presidential nominees. The party establishment — and many members of the media — tend to focus heavily on electability while the party’s activist base prizes ideological alignment. “Electability usually doesn’t matter...
  • Herman Cain on Occupy Wall Street: They want handouts

    10/14/2011 6:44:19 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 21 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/14/11 | staff
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain slammed Occupy Wall Street protesters camped out in New York City’s Zuccotti Park Friday as hypocrites who would “rather have a handout than work.” “Visiting New York this week, I found the organized street protests against Wall Street were the talk of the town. But I’m sorry — they lost me at hello,” writes Cain in a New York Post op-ed. Cain argues that capitalism is the main driver of job creation in the United States, and criticizes protesters for the hypocrisy of attacking corporations that supply them with the technologies they themselves use. “It’s...
  • On eve of debate, Rick Perry ‘pretty confident’ he’ll win

    10/11/2011 2:45:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | LYNN SHERR, Parade Magazine interview - Oct 23 issue
    ...LYNN SHERR: Do you feel as if the other candidates have been ganging up on in the debates? RICK PERRY:“When you come into the fray and you’re leading in the polls, you’re going to get attacked by everyone. I get it. I’m a big boy, and I know how to play that game. “ Your critics say you’re not electable... “Well, I disregard that. Americans are looking for somebody to stand up and tell them the truth, and I have a record to back it up. Ultimately, if I can explain my heart, my jobs record, and my philosophy to...
  • Everyone Gets To Play: John Wimber's teachings . . . on Life Together In Christ

    10/06/2011 8:55:37 PM PDT · by Quix · 16 replies
    Kindle version via Amazon.com ^ | 2008 | Christy Wimber
    “Hold on a second!” I interrupted. “Are you saying that to become a Christian somebody might have to give up everything he has?” “Well, what do you think the text means?” Gunner replied. . . . “After I had this encounter with the Lord about the Pearl and realized I didn’t care much about what God wanted from me, sure enough over the next few weeks God bgan to help me liquidate my assets. I prayed, “Okay, Lord, you can have my career,” and it was as though two giant hands came out of heaven and opened my fingers,...
  • [v]That Sucking Sound You Hear...[v]

    10/06/2011 6:40:00 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 22 replies
    ...is a total vacuum of leadership.
  • Atlanta Man Shot by Bogus FBI Agents

    ATLANTA -- Police in Atlanta are hunting several suspects who posed as FBI agents Saturday to rob and shoot a man, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The unidentified victim was leaving his Atlanta apartment with a woman at around 10:30am local time when he was approached by several men in the building's parking lot, police said.
  • Lack of Leadership Creates Reagan and Thatcher Nostalgia at Summer Davos

    09/16/2011 8:27:40 AM PDT · by CutePuppy
    CNBC ^ | September 15, 2011 | CNBC
    The global crisis and a perceived lack of leadership in the West seem to be creating nostalgia for two previous leaders who radically reformed their countries, albeit with plenty of controversy. But what's even more striking about this sense of déjŕ vu, is that the names of American President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - two leaders, who fought for freedom and rallied the West against Communist rule - were being invoked by a senior Chinese policymaker at the summer Davos in Dalian, China. “The U.S. economy needs fundamental reforms, bigger reforms, bigger policy changes than President...
  • Rick Perry – “spiritual” or “anti-intellectual?”

    09/15/2011 1:10:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    WizBang ^ | September 15, 2011 | Michael Laprarie
    Drudge linked to an article about Rick Perry’s faith in this morning’s Washington Post: “Perry casts himself as spiritual, forsaking talk of jobs for a day” But before I talk about the article and the role of faith in today’s politics, I want to point out that both the web title and URL of the article are very different from its published title: “Perry casts himself as anti-intellectual, says life shaped by faith“. Something tells me that the WaPo editors intervened before the article went to press, but weren’t able to change the working title of the piece that was...
  • Why Perry is beating Romney

    09/12/2011 2:41:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12, 2011 | Erick Erickson, Red State
    (CNN) -- There is a lot of buzz about CNN's new poll that shows Rick Perry seemingly solidifying his lead among Republican in the primary contest. Forty-two percent of Republicans think Rick Perry has the best shot at beating Barack Obama. Forty-five percent of seniors support Perry compared to 21% for Mitt Romney. There is one question that is not getting as much attention, though in my mind it explains every other question. CNN asked, "Which Republican candidate is most likely to fight for their beliefs?" The winner? Rick Perry with 29%, followed by Sarah Palin at 23%. Mitt Romney?...
  • Eyewitness to History: Recalling Bush’s Leadership on 9/11

    09/11/2011 6:36:25 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 6 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 9-11-2011 | Stephanie Maier - Commentary
    Eyewitness to History: Recalling BushÂ’s Leadership on 9/11 A first-person account of President Bush's response in the first moments of the attack. September 11, 2011 - 12:00 am - by Stephanie Maier In 2001, I was a regional director for the Republican Party of Florida, responsible for grassroots activities in ten key Republican counties from Manatee down to Collier. A regular part of my job included attending presidential visits to my region and providing staff support by doing whatever was needed, from site prep to corralling guests, media, and bystanders into some kind of organized chaos.Presidential visits were always exciting,...
  • Perry's surprising power forces Romney to adjust

    09/10/2011 2:36:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 116 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 10, 2011 | RICHARD S. DUNHAM
    Rick Perry entered the Republican presidential race like a jackrabbit bounding out of the West Texas prairie. He quickly hopped past longtime leader Mitt Romney, who was deliberately, step by step, inching his way toward the nomination he felt was his to win. Now, Romney's strategists are hoping that the former Massachusetts governor plays the tortoise to Rick Perry's hare, slowly and steadily working to win the long race, and that Perry fades in the stretch. But presidential contests are not fables, and it'll take a lot more than hope to make Romney finish first.... [snip] Some of the contrasts...
  • LA Times: Speech comes amid rising doubts about Obama's leadership

    09/07/2011 11:46:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 7, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
    A speech to a joint session of Congress is one of the prized "leadership moments" that only the president is afforded in American politics. And on Thursday, it's one Barack Obama is availing himself of at a critical juncture -- and with good reason, a new poll finds. Resurgent Republic, a conservative non-profit group, released results of national survey that found six-in-10 Americans believe Obama to be a weaker president than they expected him to be, while fewer than a third say he's been stronger than expected. "It's not just the bad economy that is weighing on the president's numbers....
  • Perry’s rugged Texan image can send conflicting message

    09/01/2011 1:22:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 31, 2011 | Maggie Galehouse
    [excerpt of ONE analysis in the article that includes an "executive imager," and "sociology and urban research" professors who pick over Gov. Rick Perry and rural people] [snip] ...Perry is a “no” man, says James Hoggard, an author and English professor at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. “He fits into what Stuart Chase, a political economist, called ‘no’ men and ‘yes’ men. ‘No’ men tend to be associated with a rural or an agrarian society, which means they’re farmers and they’re going to be working by themselves as opposed to in groups, the way people in towns work. ‘Yes’...
  • Rick Perry deals with the ‘dumb’ question (no wisdom in Obama's circle of academic advisers)

    08/31/2011 1:03:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 30, 2011 | Aman Batheja
    FORT WORTH, Texas — Between events in Fort Worth and Dallas Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called in to conservative pundit Sean Hannity’s radio show, and the host brought up a controversial story published by the online publication Politico this week with the headline "Is Rick Perry Dumb?" "What’s dumb is to oversee an economy that has lost that many millions of jobs ... to downgrade the credit of this country ... to put fiscal policies in place that were a disaster back in the ’30s and try them again in 2000s," Perry said. Hannity quickly warned that the thought...
  • You Can't Be A Leader Of Liberals Without Proving You Have What It Takes...

    08/23/2011 5:11:30 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-22-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Lefty Sachs Zaps Obama: 'No Plan, No Leadership'

    08/19/2011 5:13:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    All joking aside about "if Obama has lost [fill in the blank], he has lost America", there was a stunning display today of a formerly ardent supporter condemning in the most fundamental terms President Obama's failure of leadership. On Morning Joe, leftist Columbia Prof. Jeffrey Sachs scalded the president. Declared Sachs: the stimulus failed. Three years in, Obama has no plan, and is providing "no leadership." Ouch. View video here.
  • Sarah Palin: Naturally Effective Leader

    08/13/2011 12:15:47 PM PDT · by MarkAmerica · 226 replies
    MarkAmerica ^ | 08/13/2011 | MarkAmerica
    Leading by Example Leadership is one thing about which I can speak with some authority, though I've neither headed vast corporations, nor large governmental bodies. I served in the Army, and I was a leader. My duties demanded it of me before it was my official mandate, and like millions of other before me, and since, I faced the challenges to carry out my missions as best I could under difficult conditions. The United States military has spent many billions of dollars in the effort to build and nurture leaders. Some people are born with it, some have it...
  • Obama's Getting Close To Nothing Left To Lose

    08/11/2011 10:12:04 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 24 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 08/11/11 | CaroleL
    Flying under the radar. Maintaining plausible deniability. Leading from behind. Voting present. All these phrases have come to symbolize President Barack Obama's political career and now his presidency. He lectures others on how to live, work and vote but takes no real action himself that might be used against him in future campaigns. While many on the ideological right have called him out on this strategy for years, it is only recently that voices from the left have joined the chorus demanding actual leadership from this president.
  • Alan Simpson on Obama’s Leadership (The former Senator is Perplexed at what he sees)

    08/11/2011 8:28:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/11/2011 | Andrew Stiles
    As a former senator who served under four different presidents, Alan Simpson (R., Wyo.) is perplexed at the way the current one has “led” since taking office in 2009. “One thing that’s puzzled me from the beginning of this administration is that, on every major piece of legislation, he’s said, ‘Let Congress decide,’” Simpson tells National Review Online. “With every other administration in the past, whether it was Carter, Reagan, Bush, or Clinton, whenever they wanted to do something big, those of us in Congress would always say, ‘Okay, where’s the White House bill?’ They always had a plan to...
  • Huffpo leading Dems into the swamp

    08/08/2011 11:17:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2011 | Russ Vaughn
    Rick Perry was a lousy student. So says the Huffington Post and has posted Perry's Texas A&M transcript to back their claim. Imagine the gleeful chortling among their liberal readership as they envision this revelation to be a fearful blow to Perry's impending candidacy. It can't be easy to be a Democrat watching your Great Hope sinking in the quicksand with no idea of where to find a rope while the opposition has a Hollywood-handsome hero standing out there on solid Texas economic soil with a record that shows he just may know how to drain that swamp. I wonder...
  • The Ground Has Shifted Under Obama

    08/01/2011 10:04:21 AM PDT · by redstateone · 36 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 1, 2011 | Wynton Hall
    No matter what happens with the eventual debt ceiling deal, one thing is certain: the political ground has now shifted under President Obama’s feet, and he and his strategists have yet to realize how seismic the shift has been...
  • Obama the Ineffectual

    07/26/2011 3:21:45 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 12 replies
    commentary magazine ^ | 07/26/2011 | John Podhoretz
    Contentions - Obama the Ineffectual!!! It just wasn't a bad speech. It was a glaringly ineffectual speech!!!
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry's misguided day of prayer [elitist atheist opines]

    07/25/2011 2:57:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 25, 2011 | Lawrence M. Krauss
    ....What if Perry were an atheist who called for a day of secular discussion of solutions to the many challenges we face as a nation, and as a sidelight pushed the notion that the faithful should not play a role in the discussion? The Constitution's establishment clause was designed to protect freedom of religion by protecting us from one religion, authorized by the state. But the noxious nature of the governor's proposal does not merely hinge on the question of its constitutionality. ....Perry's proclamation, and the Response website, seek cover with a timeline of historical calls for national prayer, quoting...
  • Obama scolds GOP as debt talks break down: 'Where's the leadership?' (Some birthday invite, O!)

    07/22/2011 5:48:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/22/11 | Michael A. Memoli
    <p>In an unusual display of emotion, President Obama angrily responded to House Speaker John A. Boehner's abrupt withdrawal from talks on a debt ceiling increase, and summoned congressional leaders to the White House on Saturday for emergency talks to plot a new course before the Aug. 2 deadline.</p>
  • Being A Liberal President Is Like Being A Crossing Guard, But Without The Leadership

    06/28/2011 5:35:59 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-28-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    David Brooks over at the New York Times thinks Obama's presidential style has made him a great Senate majority leader. Which is a great compliment, for a crossing guard. That's not a criticism because a crossing guards are leaders too. Calm down libs, its not like I said he was a patriot! The public follows crossing guards out into oncoming traffic solely on the sense of hope they provide that it's safe to cross. So they never make that call unless its safe for them to cross too. The stop signs they carry contain a message they intend for...
  • Sarah Palin - America’s Deborah

    06/21/2011 11:55:10 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 188 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen ^ | 6/21/11 | DJP I.F.
    In the days of the judges of Israel, Israel had turned their backs repeatedly on the Law of Moses and the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses (Deut. 31:29, Judges 2:6-11). When they followed these absolutes of time and ETERNITY (which was almost NEVER) they were blessed and prospered by the hand of the Lord (Judges 4-5). "The consequences of this lawless departure led to the break down of society and to the chastening hand of the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses" During one particular time when Ehud - a godly man, deliverer and judge of the...
  • Nail to the GOP Front Door

    06/20/2011 11:57:33 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 23 replies
    Vanity | June 20, 2011 | Kenny Bunk
    Over the past few weeks, Republican candidates offering themselves as warriors in the crusade against Obama have sprung up as wildflowers in the field: each colorful, each beautiful in its own way. But these are not happy warriors. Each seems to send a sad message. It is the now-familiar tale of woe: our once-great republic reduced to a poverty-ridden husk of its former self, led to destruction by the Obama Administration. I suppose this recitation of the unworthiness of Obama is supposed to affirm a candidate’s “conservative” bona fides. IMHO, it is just a blinding glimpse of the obvious and...