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  • Well, Obama issued executive amnesty: Will Republicans stand for it?

    11/21/2014 6:43:52 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    As he has promised to do for months, President Obama launched a broadside against the U.S. Constitution last night, introducing a plan to enact executive amnesty despite having zero legal authority to do so under our founding document’s Article II, Sect. 2 powers governing the Executive Branch. So much for swearing to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • Pelosi, Reid, Obama: Hey, it’s business as usual for us

    11/07/2014 2:00:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Election results? We don’t need no stinkin’ election results. If Barack Obama sounded defiant — as well as out of touch with reality — in his post-election press conference, the rest of Democratic leadership hardly sounds any more aware. Nancy Pelosi signaled full steam ahead for another term as leader of the House Democratic caucus, but Politico reports that some members wonder when Pelosi and her clique will take a hint from voters … but probably not enough of them to matter: No Democrat is gearing up to challenge Nancy Pelosi in public, but behind the scenes some Democrats are...
  • Cummings 'comfortable' with Pelosi and Reid

    11/07/2014 1:19:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2014 | David McCabe
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said on Friday he doesn't think an overhaul of Democratic congressional leadership is necessary after Tuesday's midterms. But the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee said the party does have a problem with the way it communicates with voters. "We have to get our messaging right,” he said on MSNBC. Democrats, he said, should better convey their positions on issues such as raising the minimum wage and reducing student loan debt. At the same time, he backed Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who have come under...
  • The Ebola Presidency

    11/06/2014 2:06:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 6, 2014 | J.R. Dunn
    [SNIP]The Obama of the plague narrative is a dreamer,a narcissist of little practical education and experience who sees the world in simple cartoonlike outlines and acts accordingly. Unable to imagine anything going wrong,incapable of either learning from past errors or responding to unforeseen demands. A man with no plan B. When things go south, he wanders off to the nearest golf course,leaving others to clean up...If this marks the end of the Obama presidency,as a number of observers have suggested,what comes next? We know that his mentality is that of a petulant child constantly striving for adult admiration. What happens...
  • Now, It's About Governing, Not Politics

    11/06/2014 1:23:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Part of the allure and fascination of politics is that you don't know what's going to happen until election night is over and all the votes have been counted. It is real-life, high-stakes drama. In the 1970s, it was volunteers who would call in the vote tallies from the precincts. They would be written on the blackboard and the totals calculated as the votes were called in. Nowadays we rely on the Internet to give us information on where the races end up. Unless you know what counties come in first, it's hard to decipher the status of the races....
  • Which World Leader Deserves To Be Called "Leader of the Free World"

    11/04/2014 9:30:31 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 41 replies
    The title of leader of the free world has traditionally been held by an American President. But since America does not have a suitable candidate for such a title at the moment, which world leaders qualify to be leaders of the free world? These are possible candidates - Stephen Harper (Canada), Angela Merkel (Germany), Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), Vladimir Putin (Russia), and David Cameron (Britain). Non-Western leaders can include 1. The new right-wing Hindu Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who passionately opposes Islamic extremism. His party, the BJP, is very pro-Israel. As Chief Minister of Gujarat State, he implemented small...
  • Does Harry Reid have a November surprise?

    10/26/2014 2:14:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-25-14 | Judson Phillips
    Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing colors, football season is in full swing and people in battleground states are being inundated by candidates and commercials. In Washington, the GOP is already breaking out the champagne. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is already measuring the drapes in the majority leader’s office. The anticipation is that the Republican Party will sweep the midterm elections. The common wisdom is that the GOP will gain seats in the House of Representatives and more importantly take control of the Senate. But not so fast. Right now there are 45 Republicans in the...
  • New York Daily News Blasts Obama: 'For God's Sake, Get a Grip'

    10/16/2014 8:25:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Brietbart ^ | October 16, 2014 | John Nolte
    The leftwing New York Daily News blasted President Obama on its cover Thursday morning. Referring to the federal government's appallingly incompetent response to the American Ebola outbreak, the front page headline next to the president's photo read, "For God's Sake, Get a Grip." After three weeks of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) happy talking its Ebola preparedness and wrist-flicking the potential threat, 3 people in America have been infected with Ebola, two nurses and the man they cared for -- who died last week.
  • Ten at Fifty

    10/07/2014 5:31:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Mike Adams
    This month, I turn fifty years old, which is surprising to me. At twenty-five, I never thought I would see thirty. I also never expected this period of life to be the best – but it is by a long shot. Perhaps that is best explained by the fact that, over the years, I have made some very serious mistakes that have taught me some very important lessons. Among the most important lessons I have learned is that personal happiness is not possible without a concerned effort to focus on two key factors: gratitude and encouragement. If one makes a...
  • Obama’s Indispensable Leadership

    10/06/2014 9:17:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/6/14 | Andrew Stiles
    What would President Obama say in such an interview? How would he answer a question like: “What would you say you do here?” This is not an entirely rhetorical question. Obviously being president is an incredibly grueling job that no well-adjusted individual would ever apply for, but looking back on some of the Obama administration’s most noteworthy accomplishments and scandals, what role, if any, did Obama play? And what does it say about his leadership? In his new memoir, Obama’s former defense secretary and CIA director Leon Panetta describes the president’s “most conspicuous weakness” as “a frustrating reticence to engage...
  • Great Leader, Little Country

    10/01/2014 1:58:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    November 19. That's the date a bust of Vaclav Havel is to be dedicated in National Statuary Hall at this country's Capitol, and it's perfect timing -- for November 19 will also be the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution he led and embodied in his native Czechoslovakia. Oh, the euphoria of those days when the Cold War was drawing to a close and the Soviet Union with it, and one after the other its captive nations were breaking their chains -- none more peacefully, successfully and triumphantly than the one this playwright turned dissident led in his little country....
  • Who Would You Pick, Obama or Derek Jeter?

    09/30/2014 12:41:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Derek Jeter aka "The Captain" of the New York Yankees played his last game on Sunday. He ended his career with an RBI single in Boston, after ending his career at home in Yankee stadium with a game-winning, walk-off, RBI single. Jeter defines a leader. He has the 6th highest hit total in the history of baseball. He was the captain of five World Championship teams. But his qualities go so much deeper. Jeter never bragged. He never used words like "I." He gave credit to others for his achievements. He never demeaned or denigrated others. He always made the...
  • The Power of Changed Minds

    09/19/2014 4:01:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September19, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Should any Republican step to any microphone and announce he has changed his mind on global warming, the press will hail him as a hero. He has taken new evidence, processed it, and changed his mind. Should any Republican do the same on gay marriage, tax increases or a host of other matters, the same will happen. The media heralds changed minds, particularly when the mind changed is to the right of center and the change moves the person to the left of center. The ability to process new data, reinterpret existing data and reach different conclusions has value to...
  • MSM Ignoring Obama's 'Leadership At Its Best' Boast?

    09/11/2014 5:44:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." Proverbs 27:1. President Obama is a great leader. Really. Just ask him. Seemingly ignored in the coverage of the president's ISIS speech last night was the moment when President Obama claimed that the ISIS threat was being met with "strength and resolve," then boasted that his strategy—and by extension he himself—represented "American leadership at its best." Can anyone imagine truly great American leaders--from Washington to Lincoln to Reagan--feeling the need to brag about "strength and resolve" and claim that their plans represented "American leadership at...
  • The Democrats' (and Media's) Obama Problem

    09/11/2014 4:15:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2014 | Monty Pelerin
    <p>The Democratic Party and the mainstream media joined to run interference for Barack Obama when he became a national figure. Obama was painted as a charismatic, competent, new kind of politician. The passage of time destroyed this image. Now, the public increasingly sees Obama as incompetent, untrustworthy and unmotivated.</p>
  • WaPo/ABC poll shows Obama plumbing new lows on leadership

    09/09/2014 8:43:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Call this the wages of dithering. After a summer spent mainly on the golf course and at Democratic fundraisers while terrorists seized vast swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria — and butchered two American journalists on video — Barack Obama returns to work to find his popularity at its lowest ebb in the Washington Post/ABC News poll series. Americans now take a dimmer view of Obama’s leadership capabilities than ever before, and a majority see him as a failure: Barack Obama’s rating for strong leadership has dropped to a new low in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll,...
  • Carr: Kiteboarding while the world burns (Howie ripping Lurch and the Zero alert)

    09/03/2014 5:08:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 3, 2014 | Howie Carr
    The world is on fire. But don’t go telling that to Secretary of State John Kerry, spending Labor Day on Nantucket, kiteboarding in his stylish bloomers before a late dinner at the Chanticleer. Talk about fiddling while Rome burns. Let them eat … whatever they want, as they can pay for it with their EBT cards. Did you ever think you would live to see the day when the United States would be in grave peril, under attack, and the White House would be treating the crisis as if it were a shortfall of three votes in a farm...
  • Those Who Go Unsung

    08/27/2014 7:14:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    The vast majority of Americans have never met Phil Weinberg. But that isn't because he's unimportant. It's because he is important. Like millions of Americans who toil largely in anonymity, participating daily in acts of courage and generosity, Phil has never been on CNN or Fox News; while he subscribes to The Wall Street Journal, he's never had his picture dot pixelated. That's because he, like so many other Americans, is too busy making the country work. Phil was born at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston in 1951, just down the block from Fenway Park, and grew up a...
  • Allen Weh ~ Restore Leadership.

    08/25/2014 9:07:11 PM PDT · by Nachum
    you tube ^ | 8/25/14 | Allen Weh
    Political ad for Allen Weh.
  • Who would be a better Commander in Chief: Muslim B. Hussein Obama or Catholic Joe Biden?

    08/22/2014 8:18:01 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 35 replies
    Graewoulf | August 22, 2014 | Graewoulf
    The Clinton-Obama Benghazi Rule is as follows: “1.) ALWAYS STAND DOWN WHEN MUSLIMS ATTACK, 2.) WAIT FOR THE MUSLIMS TO FINISH THEIR BLOOD SPORT KILLING, AND 3.) THEN DO NOTHING.” Since September 11, 2014, Obama has: * Invoked the field-tested, Clinton-Obama Benghazi Rule for the US in order to allow the ongoing genocide of Christians, and Yazidis in current US Ally Iraq; * Refused to keep his Word on his Redline in Syria; * Released the GITMO FIVE to supervise the rapid growth of ISIS; * Repeatedly proclaimed that HIS "American People" are war weary; * Ordered the dismissing of...
  • From Ferguson To Fallujah, The Death of Accountability

    08/22/2014 4:36:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mark Davis
    A young black man dies from a police gunshot, and a community bursts into presumptuous anger as if it knows racism is afoot. That community contains rioters who are not sufficiently condemned by officials at any level, local, state or national. As images of tear gas clouds in suburbia subside, we are hit with fresh pictures of an Islamist monster beheading an American citizen while warning our President and our people that he and his brethren are just warming up. Attorney General Eric Holder responds by opening a criminal investigation, as if this were a stabbing on a Georgetown street....
  • Obama’s one achievement — outgolfing Tiger Woods

    08/14/2014 9:04:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    As Barack “Eldrick” Obama approaches his 200th round of golf since his election as president, here’s a fact to put that into perspective: Since January 2009, Tiger Woods has played 269 rounds of golf. And Tiger, beleaguered by injury, is almost certainly done for the year. So that means the president, if he keeps up with his pace of play during his 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard (a round a day) and his normal weekly round, will pass Tiger sometime next spring. Think about that for a minute. The president of the U.S., juggling the American economy and the entire...
  • How Obama's Leadership Cripples America (Part 2) (What Leadership?)

    08/12/2014 4:20:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    In 2008, Americans appointed a president they expected to unify the country, lift the oppressed and restore America's economy and relations in the world. But almost halfway through his second term in office, Americans are more polarized, and the oppressed are more hamstrung. And our country is more unstable than ever among the global community; Iraq is only symptomatic of the greater problem. But a single professional review of Obama's personality profile could have shown us exactly what was in store for us with his leadership style. I ended last week's column by citing Samuel Barondes, a leading psychiatrist and...
  • The Un-Midas Touch (Victor Davis Hanson rips Obozo real good alert)

    08/11/2014 5:24:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 10, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Everything that Barack Obama touches seems to turn to dross. Think of it for a minute. He inherited a quiet Iraq (no American combat deaths at all in December 2009). Joe Biden bragged of the calm that it would be the administration’s “greatest achievement.” But by pulling out all U.S. peacekeepers — mostly for a 2012 reelection talking point — Obama ensured an ISIS wasteland. He put his promised eye on Afghanistan at last, and we have lost more soldiers there than during the Bush administration and a Taliban victory seems likely after more than a decade of lost American...
  • Saving Private Bryan

    08/07/2014 10:44:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Mike Adams
    I have had the privilege of speaking at scores of American colleges and universities over the last decade. I have no recollection of meeting a finer bunch of people than the ones I met at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. Their students, their alumni, and their professors are the best people you'll ever want to meet. That is why it is so difficult to see Bryan turning into a dictatorship that is teetering on the edge of destruction. Accordingly, I write today offering some advice on how I think Bryan can turn things around. The normal procedure for ending a...
  • Islamic Terrorism: Where Can We Turn For Leadership?

    07/29/2014 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/14 | Jacques Robichaud
    There should be no sympathy for a terrorist aggressor like Hamas who fires thousands of rockets indiscriminately into largely populated centers in Israel, targeting civilians.
  • In Israel’s Desperate Hour, Obama Leads from Behind

    07/24/2014 2:24:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    “We have your back,” President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently. Mr. Obama’s administration famously claimed to “lead from behind” in overthrowing Libya’s strongman, Khaddafi. Young Sergeant Benjamin Anthony spoke to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit this week. Sgt. Anthony described a different vision of leadership. Ahalai he gave as the Hebrew word for “after me.” Officers in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) they should lead from the front. That used to be America’s idea of leadership, too. You cannot say Secretary John Kerry isn’t alert to his opportunities. He...
  • Comic Relief: Security Adviser Praises President Obama's 'Extraordinary Leadership' on Ukraine

    07/23/2014 6:07:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Churchill: Never give in. Never, never, never. FDR: The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself. Obama: Fore left! Sometimes public service demands too much of a man. Take poor Tony Blinken. Appearing on Morning Joe today, President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser actually claimed that the president was exhibiting "extraordinary leadership" in putting pressure on Russia over Ukraine. Yes, so "extraordinary" that even as Blinken was being introduced, news was breaking that the Putin-backed Ukrainian rebels had resumed their terrorist ways, shooting down two Ukrainian military planes. View the video here.
  • Sticking to His Travel Plans, at Risk of Looking Bad (NY Times pimps for Zero)

    07/20/2014 5:27:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 19, 2014 | Michael D. Shear
    Obama Maintains Schedule Despite World CrisesWASHINGTON — As smoke billowed from the downed Malaysian jetliner in the fields of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, President Obama pressed ahead with his schedule: a cheeseburger with fries at the Charcoal Pit in Delaware, a speech about infrastructure and two splashy fund-raisers in New York City. [Snip] “It is rarely a good idea to return to the White House just for show, when the situation can be handled responsibly from the road,” said Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director. “Abrupt changes to his schedule can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the...
  • Scandal: An Obama Legacy

    07/18/2014 6:49:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | John Nantz
    Presidents are supposed to be exemplars. Why else do we build monuments to them? They're supposed to be superhuman and represent the power and virtue of democracy, the iron resolve of a nation before a world of howling enemies, the compassion of a powerful virtue that inspires the fidelity of liberty loving peoples across the globe. Presidents aren't supposed to be shabby. When they are, they diminish the body politic in its teaming millions. We're all affected, admittedly or not. President Barack Obama is shabby and his legacy is composed of a long train of scandal. Nixon's impeachable offense seems...
  • Hillary Clinton: Europe must lead on plane react

    07/18/2014 5:18:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/14 | Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Clinton says there’s “growing awareness” that Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was probably shot down by Russian insurgents — but argued that European leaders must “take the lead” on any action if that proves to be the case. Clinton made the comments about the doomed plane in a wide-ranging interview with TV host Charlie Rose set to air Thursday night. Portions of the taped interview were released ahead of airtime.
  • Military defense

    07/10/2014 3:19:37 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 9 replies
    Self | 7/10/2014 | Self
    I'm listening to chuck bagel talk to troops. Eyes are glazed over in the audience. He is one of the most uninspiring speakers I have ever heard. God help us if we are ever attacked.
  • And again: Hamas leadership hiding in basement of Shifa Hospital

    07/09/2014 9:24:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/9/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    As in 2009, Hamas is using Shifa Hospital to hide its leadership, and as in 2012, it is using the hospital as part of its war effort (link in Hebrew) (Hat Tip: Shaul). This one is only three short paragraphs, so I will translate it and then ask a question. A journalist source who is close to security sources in the Middle East says 'Hamas' leadership is taking advantage of the underground structures underneath the Shifa Central Hospital in Gaza as a hideout for commanders and Hamas leaders to protect them against attack by the Israel Air Force. "In...
  • John Boehner forms group to address child migrant crisis

    06/24/2014 3:35:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he has appointed a “working group” of House Republicans tasked to respond to the border crisis involving the surge of unaccompanied minors trying to enter the United States illegally. (SNIP) Members of the working group include Republican Reps. John Carter of Texas, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, Kay Granger of Texas, Michael McCaul of Texas, Steve Pearce of New Mexico and Matt Salmon of Arizona. Granger chairs the subcommittee that oversees funding for the State Department and foreign operations.
  • Nude Photos Sunk American Apparel Founder

    06/22/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    Newser ^ | 6-22-2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    Insiders also tell the New York Post the naked pictures were allegedly posted on a blog purportedly belonging to Morales, and it's illegal in California to falsely impersonate others online. More woes for Charney: On Friday, a video of him dancing naked in front of two female employees surfaced.
  • National Interest Or Self Interest? Not A Hard Choice

    06/20/2014 5:02:37 PM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | June 20, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    If character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking, World War II Gen. Dwight Eisenhower radiated it on D-Day’s eve, writing that “any blame … is mine alone” in never-delivered remarks known as “In Case of Failure.” In making one of history’s toughest and most consequential decisions — unlike those chronicled in Hillary Clinton’s new memoir “Hard Choices” — Eisenhower prepared for the worst as 150,000 men readied for a veritable suicide mission 70 years ago this month. Willing to shoulder failure’s blame, even without knowing its reason, Eisenhower publicly attributed the anticipated victory to liberty’s cause and the...
  • Tea party Republican breaks through to House GOP leadership

    06/20/2014 5:15:33 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 40 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/19/2014 | Francine Kiefer
    Now they have it. Now tea party-backers finally have a strong conservative in the Republican leadership of the GOP-controlled House: Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who was elected by party members on Thursday to the No. 3 job in the leadership. The Louisianan will take the position of whip, making him responsible for corralling votes in order to pass legislation. He fills the slot left vacant by Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, who was elected – and elevated – to the No. 2 job of majority leader, who decides what legislation comes to a vote. The changes were triggered by...
  • NBC/WSJ poll finds 54% have no confidence in Obama’s leadership

    06/18/2014 6:39:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The sixth-year blues have caught up to Barack Obama … with a vengeance. In an NBC/WSJ poll taken before the meltdown in Iraq, Obama gets his lowest marks ever on foreign policy, where his claim to “smart power” has evidently reached its expiration date. But the real danger to Obama and to Democrats vying for office in less than five months is the vote of no confidence in Obama’s leadership: The percentage of Americans approving of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign policy issues has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency as he faces multiple overseas challenges,...
  • Conservatives to new leadership: Don't get too comfortable

    06/15/2014 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2014 | Russell Berman
    No matter what happens next week, the full slate of leaders will face another vote in November or early December after the midterms. Conservative challengers who passed on this rapid race now have more than five months to prepare anew and build up their base of support within the conference. In his Thursday statement announcing his decision not to run, Hensarling said he had concluded that this was “not the right race at the right time” – a signal he is keeping his options open and could challenge McCarthy or Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in the fall. Even before Cantor’s...
  • Ted Cruz Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 8:39:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
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  • Why Women -- and Voters -- Prefer Jerks to Fops

    05/28/2014 3:53:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- An intriguing social phenomenon prompted a horrific killing spree in Santa Barbara, California, last week, and the same phenomenon might help explain the surprising results of last weekend's European Parliament elections. The suspected Santa Barbara killer, 22-year old Elliot Rodger, left behind a 141-page diatribe and multiple online videos expressing frustration over a failure to score with the opposite sex, despite ticking what he considered to be all the right boxes: a BMW, nice clothes and good looks. He couldn't figure out why that wasn't enough. Worse, why would college women instead gravitate towards loudmouth jerks? I...
  • Obama: 'This is American Leadership' (Barfus Maximus)

    05/28/2014 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/28/14 | Daniel Mael
    After outlining his vision for United States foreign policy to during his West Point commencement address on Wednesday morning, Barack Obama asserted, "This is American leadership. This is American strength." "In each case, we built coalitions to respond to a specific challenge. Now we need to do more to strengthen the institutions that can anticipate and prevent them from spreading," Obama continued in reference to the United States handling of Iran, Syria and the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. "For example, NATO is the strongest alliance the world has ever known. But we are now working with NATO allies...
  • Fort Bragg's Commanding General Has 12 Questions Every Leader Should Ask Themselves (VIDEO)

    05/20/2014 9:12:43 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 20 2014 | Linette Lopez
    There are people who are leaders simply because of their position, and then there are leaders who are in their positions because they've earned them. You want to be in the latter camp. In anticipation of Memorial Day, the folks at finance career site OneWire released an interview with one of our nation’s greatest military leaders: Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, Commanding General of Fort Bragg and the XVIII Airborne Division, and he shared some thoughts about how to know if you've earned the right to lead. -SNIP- First and foremost are they selfless servants? Why are they serving and what’s...
  • Compounded Cultural Neglect

    05/13/2014 7:43:32 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 2 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 13, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Since the 1960's era of peace, drugs and "free love," Christians, conservatives and patriots have largely departed the critical heart shaping, storytelling, teaching and communication roles that are essential to preserving America's culture. Rather than "standing in the gap" with courage, the majority of media conservatives and Christians have chosen to take the path of least resistance, sprinting away from the "public square" when demonstrably false, vicious lies and personal attacks are directed our way. We have largely shown the opposite of courage under fire. Turning the other cheek is one thing. Running and hiding like cowards is something quite...
  • Apathy in the Executive: John Paul II and Obama: a study in leadership contrasts.

    05/02/2014 7:09:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-2-14 | Peggy Noonan
    Rome Friends and I kept seeing groups of Poles who'd taken planes or 20-hour bus rides to be here for the canonization of John Paul II. They did not look wealthy. A lot of them wouldn't have had tickets to the big mass because the Vatican kept saying there were no tickets. (In fact there were, and they were thoughtfully color-coded.) A lot of them knew they'd spend a rainy night on the floor of a church or, some of them, wrapped in plastic parkas as they slept on the street on yoga mats they carried on their backpacks. Many...
  • Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu story (movie review)

    03/08/2014 12:03:39 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Follow Me the movie ^ | March 8, 2014 | Unattributed
    JULY 4, 1976 ENTEBBE, UGANDA – Led by Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu, crack Israeli commandos race from their airplanes covered by the midnight darkness. Methodically, they approach a non-descript airline terminal, burst inside, killing the stunned terrorists. Helpless and shocked, 103 hostages lift their heads and gratefully weep at the mesmerizing sight of their saviors. As the alarms begin to sound, the Israeli soldiers strike with surgical precision and speed — a lightning bolt of controlled, finely rehearsed fury. It is all over in a few minutes. Terrorists lay dead. The hostages rush out to board the transport planes waiting...
  • Cruz to get hero's welcome in Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/15/2014 4:42:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    credit Greg Nash Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit. Cruz infuriated his Senate Republican colleagues this week when he filibustered a clean bill to raise the debt limit. His objection forced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and 11 other Republicans to vote with Democrats to advance the legislation. But in Iowa and New Hampshire, two important presidential primary states, conservative activists are cheering Cruz’s stand and buzzing about a possible presidential run in 2016....
  • Brilliant Leadership: Obozo's 2013 State of the Union proposals and how they turned out

    01/28/2014 7:07:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Vanity | January 28, 2014
    Note: This list was taken in part from the Washington Post article titled Obama’s 2013 State of the Union proposals: What flopped and what succeeded. You can check there for much more detail, and their take on Zero's brilliant leadership. Not surprisingly, I was a tad more critical of the Community Organizer than they were. Who's right ... well, judge for yourself. Zero's 2013 State of the Union proposals: Realize massive Medicare savings through reformsStatus: Obamacare is a disaster and he's out of other bright ideas. Close tax loopholes for the wealthyStatus: And spank the fat-cat donors that put these...
  • Where could we find a better World leader?

    01/14/2014 7:12:46 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 8 replies
    14-01-2014 | WesternCulture
    As a Swede, I've found out Brits, Germans, Danes, Americans and many other members of fellow Christian nations disapprove of the way in which we have chose to handle Muslim immigration to our soil. I personally, do not agree with the conduct of my nation's government. There is no reason why Europe should be flooded by Muslims. Let's send them back! But what is the nature of the apparatus letting them all in here? There is something very, very wrong here, but Sherlock Holmes won't be needed to smell what's wrong. All of Western leaders have betrayed Western ideology. The...