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  • 2008 Barack Obama Convention Speech Transcript(Hope and Change Flashback)

    07/26/2010 8:58:28 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 19 replies · 1+ views
    zimbio ^ | August 28,2008 | Barack Obama
    (HOPE AND CHANGE HIGHLIGHTS) Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can't afford to drive, credit card bills you can't afford to pay and tuition that is beyond your reach. These challenges are not all of government's making. But the failure to respond is a direct result of a broken politics in Washington and the failed presidency of George W. Bush. America, we are better than these last eight years. We are...
  • And you thought Bush was embarrassing? Obama's policies are leaving Americans red in the face

    06/23/2010 5:28:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 85 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 23, 2010 | S. E. Cupp
    Thanks to a slew of gaffes, blunders, miscalculations and alarming personality revelations, Obama has become a surprising liability where our reputation abroad is concerned - surprising not only because he was elected, in part, to restore our supposedly damaged image overseas, but also because he was touted as a smooth and charming diplomat. But whatever generosities we afforded the inexperienced junior senator from Illinois, smooth and charming he is not, it turns out. And these rookie mistakes are getting downright embarrassing. The latest came last week, when the President sent the G-20 a pointed but pleading letter imploring Europe to...
  • Deficit of Trust: Most Voters Don’t Believe President’s Assertions About Economy

    01/30/2010 8:11:12 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 106 replies · 3,800+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 30, 2010 | by Scott Rasmussen
    Highlights: *The president in the speech declared that his administration has cut taxes for 95% of Americans. He even chided Republicans for not applauding on that point. However, just 21% of voters nationwide believe that taxes have been cut for 95% of Americans. Most (53%) say it has not happened, and 26% are not sure. Other polling shows that nearly half the nation’s voters expect their own taxes to go up during the Obama years. *The president also asserted that “after two years of recession, the economy is growing again.” Just 35% of voters believe that statement is true, while...
  • A week in the eyes of a Demoralized Liberal, to know it is all over

    01/24/2010 8:05:38 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 43 replies · 1,191+ views
    Waking up a Year Later with Everything turned Upside down. You almost have to feel sorry for the liberals. A year ago Obama had a 60% approval rating, Democrats were trusted more than Republicans on almost all issues and they had a huge democrat majority in congress. Yet now they must wake up each morning knowing it's all been lost, and wondering how it happened. To most liberals it all went bad this past week. They were sure that Martha Coakley would pull it out in the Massachusetts Senate race over Scott Brown. They were sure that some sort of...
  • ‘Hope and Change’ is Dead, the audacity of complete Failure (Special election gloat post)

    01/19/2010 8:45:11 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 132 replies · 2,696+ views
    1/19/2010 | sickoflibs
    It’s over folks. Not just the Massachusetts Senate election but any Democrat health care reform bill. Democrat’s chances of passing a health care reform bill that looks like anything like we have seen is about zero. The rest of the battle against Democrats till the November election is downhill from here. If you had been watching MSNBC the past few days you could see the democrat party and Obama White House preparing for this humiliating loss. Story after story was about Martha Coakley's coming defeat and about how she screwed up. Last night Chris Matthews did a 2 hour special...
  • Democrats Fret That the Public Is Dissatisfied

    01/16/2010 10:24:25 AM PST · by maggief · 54 replies · 1,861+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 16, 2010 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    BOSTON — There may be no better place to measure the shifting fortunes of President Obama and the Democratic Party than in the race being fought here this weekend for the Senate seat that had been held by Edward M. Kennedy. When Mr. Obama was inaugurated one year ago this week, he and his party had big majorities in the Senate and House, enjoyed the backing of much of the country and were confidently preparing to enact an ambitious legislative agenda. Republicans seemed directionless and the conservative movement exhausted. This weekend, Democrats are struggling to hang on to a seat...
  • Obama Approval Rating Dips to New Low (CBS NEWS: Obama Down to 46%, Not Rasmussen, CBS NEWS)

    01/11/2010 5:10:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 90 replies · 5,309+ views
    CBS News ^ | Monday, January 11, 2010 | Kevin Hetchkopf
    President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 46 percent, according to a new CBS News poll. That rating is Mr. Obama's lowest yet in CBS News polling, and the poll marks the first time his approval rating has fallen below the 50 percent mark. Forty-one percent now say they disapprove of Mr. Obama's performance as president. In last month's CBS News poll, 50 percent of Americans approved of how the president was handling his job, while thirty-nine percent disapproved. Mr. Obama still receives strong support from Democrats (eight in ten approve of his performance), but his approval rating among...
  • Exit Stage Left

    01/06/2010 8:01:52 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 14 replies · 1,085+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-07-10 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    Something odd is happening to the permanent progressive majority that the U.S. was supposed to have elected 14 months ago: Its Members are announcing plans to leave Congress even before the voters get a chance to pass judgment on their liberal governance. "This is my moment to step aside," Christopher Dodd said yesterday in front of the East Haddam, Connecticut home that he once financed with the help of Countrywide Financial. The 65-year-old, five-term Senator said his decision not to seek re-election was his own, but there's little doubt he was heading toward a well-earned defeat this fall amid personal...
  • Do not let Democrats control everything (10/8/08 Mark Levin show Flashback)

    01/02/2010 7:39:29 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 26 replies · 1,027+ views
    youtube/Levin Show ^ | 10/8/2008 | sickoflibs/Mark Levin
    Mark Levin radio show 10/8/2008 clip transcript excerpts: "And I have already explained repeatedly that the goal has to be defeat Obama, then clean up the Republican Party and advance the conservative movement after the election. And that means if necessary addressing John McCain should he be elected president. But none of this can happen if Obama wins. Let me explain something to you if Obama wins and they retain a large majority in the Senate and the house and perhaps a veto proof majority, you are going to effectively have a government by Oligarchy. You will have the courts,...
  • Can Progressive-Liberals admit that Obama lied to them? (to Joe Wilson too?)

    12/28/2009 8:45:12 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 17 replies · 807+ views
    When Obama promised us that there would be no middle class tax increases the progressive-liberals thought: "This is great. Our Obama can get the voters to believe anything". When Obama said that Abortion and Illegals would not be covered under 'Obama-HealthCare-Reform', Libs thought: "Finally we have a progressive leader that will sign into law what we want while convincing the stupid voters that Democrats are passing what they want". Even now Obama is claiming the Obama-care will reduce the deficit based on phony use of CBO numbers. When Joe Wilson called Obama a liar during a Presidential address, Libs said:...
  • Genius Envy: Ed Schultz Repudiates Ed Schultz (Says Mandatory Insurance Violates "Liberty"!)

    12/22/2009 12:09:44 PM PST · by FrontPageMag.com · 12 replies · 640+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | December 22, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    In a remarkable moment in last night's edition of The Ed Show on MSNBC, Ed Schultz got carried away and made a small government case against mandatory health care insurance. Perhaps channeling his former line of work as a Rush Limbaugh impersonator on the Right, Schultz said: The bill makes the insurance mandatory for all Americans. This mandate is one of the most unAmerican things, I think, the Senate has ever done. This isn't the same thing as mandating for car insurance or home owners insurance. I mean, there's nothing more personal than your body...Forcing people, by the way,...
  • CBS's Katie Couric: 'I Feel Like Right Now in Many Ways, We’re a Very Angry Nation'

    12/22/2009 5:15:23 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 150 replies · 5,966+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 22, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Angry, frustrated, troubled, disappointed, disgust, disrespect - words not normally associated with holiday season. However, they were words Katie Couric used to describe where she sees the mood of country right now. Couric, the anchor of the "CBS Evening News," in a live Facebook video chat on Dec. 22, took on illustrating her view of the populace - a not very sunny picture (emphasis added). "I think more distant - I hate to say that, but I think, I think the economic situation in this country, I think, when people are struggling, that sometimes they need a place to vent...
  • Left rebels against health reform (Drudge: FRAGGED! LEFT REBELS AGAINST OBAMACARE...)

    12/17/2009 12:02:00 PM PST · by streetpreacher · 67 replies · 2,124+ views
    Politico ^ | December 17, 2009 12:44 PM EST | Mike Allen
    In a stunning reversal of fortune for President Barack Obama, top progressives are attacking the health-reform plan moving through the Senate as “hollow,” “unsupportable” and a sellout to corporate interests. Republicans, after plotting for months to sink the signature legislation of Obama’s first year, suddenly think that Democrats might wind up doing it for them. Most dangerously for White House chances of assembling 60 Senate votes, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean launched a third day of attacks on the emerging bill, arguing in a Washington Post op-ed that it meets none of his benchmarks for “real reform.” “[A]s it stands,...
  • Democrat Underground (DU) Rage, Turning on 'The One' ?? NOOOO!

    12/16/2009 7:02:48 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 46 replies · 2,082+ views
    You know I can tolerate Democrats turning on each other. But I have to draw the line on Obama bashing. He is "the One"! Remember the days in the Spring when Obama's popularity was going to get everything he wanted passed? What happened to that DU line "It will take eight years to clean up this mess" ? Liberals turning on him in less than 11 months. Does this mean the campaign is over? Hope and Change over yet? If he loses democrats, who is left? (Not me!) Checkout the goldmine of complaining I found at DU, Examples at blog...
  • NBC poll: Public sours on health reform

    12/16/2009 10:43:18 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 1,087+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec.16, 2009 | Mark Murray
    As the Senate sprints to pass a health-care bill by Christmas, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that those believing President Obama's health-reform plan is a good idea has sunk to its lowest level. Just 32 percent say it's a good idea, versus 47 percent who say it's a bad idea. In addition, for the first time in the survey, a plurality prefers the status quo to reform. By a 44-41 percent margin, respondents say it would be better to keep the current system than to pass Obama's health plan.
  • Mark Levin Show monologue 12/15/09

    12/16/2009 4:53:24 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 47 replies · 1,312+ views
    The Mark Levin Show broadcast ^ | 12/15/09 | Mark Levin
    On Tuesday's Mark Levin Show: Mark comes out passionate in his monologue as he discusses the current state that America is in. You can listen to it HERE. America is turning into a destitute welfare state before our eyes. You are watching the rise of a soft tyranny and a Congress that is out of control with its' spending. Congress does not care about your needs or your wants, only about the amount of power they can have. For the past 6 months Democrats have tried to put together any sort of bill they can and pass it regardless if...
  • Senate GOP Does “Masterful” Job in Derailing ObamaCare!

    12/14/2009 6:25:48 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 1,588+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-13-09 | Mike's America
    As a panelist on Fox News Sunday, Liz Cheney, a potential bright future star of the conservative movement, declared that the job Senate republicans have been doing to derail ObamaCare was "masterful." I agree. I realize there are some conservatives out there who are disappointed that our GOP Senators aren't initiating legislative Armageddon to stop this latest Obamination. They don't want the Senate GOP to be the "party of no" they want the GOP to be the party of HELL NO! I have a great deal of sympathy with that point of view and did have the chance to express...
  • US Protesters Seek New Anti-War Movement

    12/12/2009 6:28:13 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies · 934+ views
    Voice Of America ^ | 12/12/09 | Nico Colombant
    Hundreds of protesters have gathered near the White House to try and start a new anti-war movement. Saturday's demonstration closely follows President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize speech, in which he said war is sometimes needed to establish lasting peace. Demonstrators in Washington opposed this view, as well as the president's request for 30,000 more U.S. troops in Afghanistan. "Make it personal, make it personal, because killing is personal. It's immoral. It's personal," chanted protesters. Former Democratic Alaska Senator and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Gravel led protesters in anti-war chants, while calling for a mass movement to help end U.S. wars...
  • Approval numbers show most Americans don't want Obama's change

    12/09/2009 6:10:27 AM PST · by Crush · 26 replies · 1,034+ views
    The US Report ^ | 9 December 2009 | Chris Carter
    A common theme has resonated from pollsters in 2009: 'Obama's approval ratings hit new low.' Gallup's latest poll puts President Obama's approval at 47%, the lowest-ever for a U.S. president in his first year in office. Now that President Barack Obama's first year in office is almost over, a glance at other presidents' approval ratings confirms that Obama's 47% approval rating marks the lowest for a president in his first year. A look at past presidents shows that he could also set the lowest average approval rating. According to Gallup , Obama's first-year average approval is 50%. Only Ronald Reagan...
  • The era of 'blame Bush' for Obama is over

    12/07/2009 9:02:46 PM PST · by advance_copy · 271 replies · 3,784+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/07/09 | Roland Martin
    With President Barack Obama's decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan by sending 30,000 additional troops to battle Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, he has put his imprint on the war on terror, and at the same time, given up the Democrats' most famous fallback position: blame George W. Bush. Couple that with the economy and we are seeing the end of the president's first year in office coincide with him having to accept the full responsibility for the condition of the country. Obama rode into office on the "blame Bush" tidal wave as the nation sickened of everything he touched....
  • Anti-War Left Protests Obama's Afghanistan War Strategy

    11/30/2009 2:19:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 86 replies · 3,075+ views
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 30, 2009
    The anti-war left is turning on the president it helped put into office, launching a counteroffensive against President Obama's decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan. Activist groups are joining liberal members of Congress in condemning the president's expected announcement on Tuesday that he will order roughly 30,000 more troops to the war zone as part of an overhauled strategy to finish what President Bush started eight years ago. Some are urging him not to go through with it -- though the strategy apparently is set in stone, with Obama having issued his final orders to his generals Sunday evening....
  • Not a happy Thanksgiving for libs at DU

    11/28/2009 6:47:50 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 47 replies · 2,334+ views
    Progressive (liberal) Watch Blog ^ | November 27, 2009 | sickoflibs
    You folks remember a year ago Thanksgiving 2008? Liberals were celebrating, conservatives were commiserating about the end of the world. Well a year later and it is not a very happy Thanksgiving for our Liberal/Progressive friends. Before I brighten your day here's a little comment I posted the day after election 2008 : "Come January Obama’s days of gaining anybody is over. The whole game changes, the demon GWB is out, Pelosi/ Obama is in. Come January their party is over as all cameras are on them. And we reunite after many years in a common cause (finally) with the...
  • 40 Percent of Democrats Saying They're Unlikely to Vote, or Certain to Not Vote in 2010 ?

    11/30/2009 6:51:29 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 89 replies · 2,616+ views
    NRO ^ | November 29, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    The folks at Daily Kos finds something "shocking" in their regular polling: The first indicator of potential peril is the right track-wrong track metric. With each passing day, the mood of the nation is going to be reflected on the current political leadership in Washington DC, rather than the transgressions and incompetencies of the past leadership. And the mood of the nation appears to be darkening, rather than growing more optimistic. After a meteoric rise in the opening few months of the new Obama adminstration, the RT/WT metric now sits at its worst level in months (-17: 40/57). But a...
  • Poll : Americans no longer believe in health 'crisis'

    11/27/2009 5:36:23 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 28 replies · 1,072+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 27, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    A poll released today shows Americans' belief in the current health care system has risen dramatically in the last year, and support for a socialized solution to a health care "crisis" has nearly evaporated. The latest results from Rasmussen Reports show 49 percent of Americans now rate the quality of U.S. health care system as good or excellent, to only 27 percent that still argue it's poor. The favorable numbers reflect a 20-point jump from prior to the presidential election, when a June 2008 Rasmussen poll showed only 29 percent rated the health care system so well and 37 percent...
  • Dem: We will finish health bill by State of the Union ("We'll meet Deadline #24...really")

    11/24/2009 8:16:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies · 671+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/2009 | Michael O'Brien
    Democrats are absolutely committed to finishing health reform by the State of the Union address, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Monday night. Brown said that Democrats would work overtime to finish a healthcare bill in the Senate by the end of the year and would work to finish the bill before the late January speech by President Barack Obama.
  • CBS Catches Up with Conservatives and Realizes Obama Has 'Credibility' Problem

    11/24/2009 4:57:43 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 56 replies · 2,338+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 24, 2009 | Brent Baker
    Long after conservatives and the American people figured it out, CBS on Monday night came to the realization President Barack Obama has a “credibility” problem fueled by the “disconnect” between Obama's promise to reduce the deficit as he pushes for massive new spending. Back in August, the CBS Evening News denigrated the town hall questioners as “unruly protests,” but on Monday reporter Chip Reid warned: The American people are increasingly questioning the President's credibility. He says the stimulus has saved or created 640,000 jobs, but only seven percent of Americans believe it has created any. And he's repeatedly promised health...
  • Stop the Hysteria: The Vote on Health Care Bill Is Long From Being Over

    11/21/2009 7:26:17 PM PST · by jveritas · 198 replies · 4,481+ views
    November 21 2009 | jeveritas
    Today healthcare vote in the Senate was so badly represented by many on our side and of course by the media and was blown way out of proportion. In reality it is a meaningless vote. The vote today was only to start the debate and it is absolutely does not guarantee at all that the current bill in the Senate with it current version of public option aka socialized medicine is going to pass. In fact as it stands now this current bill is assured to be defeated because the socialists are not going to get 60 votes for cloture...
  • More in U.S. Say Health Coverage Is Not Gov’t. Responsibility - Marks significant shift from the...

    11/13/2009 11:50:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,503+ views
    Gallup.com ^ | November 13, 2009 | Frank Newport
    Marks significant shift from the attitudes of the past decadePRINCETON, NJ -- More Americans now say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage (50%) than say it is (47%). This is a first since Gallup began tracking this question, and a significant shift from as recently as three years ago, when two-thirds said ensuring healthcare coverage was the government's responsibility.Gallup has asked this question each November since 2001 as part of the Gallup Poll Social Series, and most recently in its Nov. 5-8 Health and Healthcare survey. There have been some fluctuations...
  • 49% Blame Bush for Economy, 45% Blame Obama (The Shine is beginning to wear off...)

    11/05/2009 6:50:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies · 1,121+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/3/09 | Rasmusssen
    Voters for the first time are blaming President Obama nearly as much as President Bush for the country’s continuing economic problems. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% still blame the economic situation on the recession that began under Bush. But 45% now say the nation’s economic problems are caused more by Obama’s policies.
  • Election result: Red-state Dems worried, rethink agenda

    11/05/2009 5:42:31 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 15 replies · 999+ views
    Politico ^ | November 5, 2009 | By MANU RAJU & JONATHAN ALLEN
    Election Day losses in Virginia and New Jersey have congressional Democrats focused like never before on jobs — their own. While the White House and party leaders are urging calm, Democratic incumbents from red states and Republican-leaning districts are anything but; Tuesday's statehouse defeats have left them acutely aware that their votes on health care reform and other major Obama initiatives could be career-enders in 2010 or beyond. “I should be nervous,” said Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Huntsville, Ala. Griffith said the Democratic rank and file is “very, very sensitive” to the fact that issues being pushed...
  • More Bad Polling News For Obama-The Economy is ALMOST His Fault

    11/03/2009 7:42:31 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 489+ views
    Rasmussen/ The Lid ^ | 11/03/09 | The Lid
    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that almost half of all voters would NOT vote for President Obama if he was running for election today, 49% say they would be unlikely to vote for the president’s reelection vs. the 45% of adults say they would be at least somewhat likely to vote for Obama if he was up for reelection right now. Obama carried 53% of the vote nationally over Republican candidate John McCain’s 46% in last November’s election. Among the key independent bloc , those not at all likely to vote for the president’s reelection have a...
  • Just 53% of Americans Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism

    04/09/2009 8:18:42 AM PDT · by rightwinggoth · 90 replies · 2,184+ views
    Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure which is better. Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings are a bit more supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% for capitalism and 26% for socialism. Adults over 40 strongly favor capitalism, and just 13% of those older Americans believe socialism is better. Investors by a 5-to-1 margin choose capitalism. As for those who do not...
  • What happened to Obama's massive network of grassroots activists?

    10/29/2009 1:14:33 PM PDT · by DBlake · 24 replies · 1,247+ views
    Youpolls ^ | Oct. 29, 2009 | TNR
    As right-wing protesters dominated the news this summer, it would have seemed the perfect opportunity for Obama's much-touted organizers to drown out the conservatives with some coordinated agitation of their own. But they barely made a ripple. Where were they? And how could such a formidable grassroots operation-having just put Obama in office-fall quiet so quickly?
  • Nielsen: Fox News ratings up almost 10% since WH declared war

    10/26/2009 7:15:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies · 5,395+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Oct. 26, 2009 | Allahpundit
    It’s a nine-percent bump in the two weeks since Anita Dunn’s whine heard ’round the world — in terms of overall audience. Among the coveted 25-54 demographic? A 14-percent bump. Good work, Barry. People keep telling me that this PR offensive by the White House benefits both sides but I don’t see how that’s true. If the goal is to contain Fox by framing the stories it breaks — Van Jones, ACORN, etc — as somehow illegitimate, then every tenth of a point that Fox’s ratings go up undermines that goal. There will come a point where other news nets...
  • Voters Trust Republicans More On 10 Top Issues

    10/23/2009 11:49:31 AM PDT · by freespirited · 27 replies · 1,122+ views
    For the first time in recent years, voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 key electoral issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports. The GOP holds double-digit advantages on five of them. Republicans have nearly doubled their lead over Democrats on economic issues to 49% to 35%, after leading by eight points in September. The GOP also holds a 54% to 31% advantage on national security issues and a 50% to 31% lead on the handling of the war in Iraq. But voters are less sure which party they trust more to handle government ethics and corruption, an issue...
  • Clyburn says Dems short on health votes, contradicting Pelosi

    10/22/2009 7:30:46 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 13 replies · 869+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2009 | Michael O'Brien
    The votes still are not there for healthcare reform legislation, the House's third-ranking Democrat said Wednesday night. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said that Democrats are "not there yet" in terms of getting 218 votes for health reform, contradicting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) assertion earlier yesterday that she "definitely" has 218 votes for a bill. Clyburn professed optimism, but said Democrats hadn't yet achieved a majority for health reform legislation in the House. "I think we`re very close. We`re getting there," he said during an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday evening. "We`re not there yet, but we`re getting there....
  • Rangel: MSNBC ambush "rude"

    10/14/2009 7:10:46 PM PDT · by DavidAccord · 14 replies · 967+ views
    We wrote today about the toll that the constant barrage of bad news -- and press questions -- has been having on embattled House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY). On MSNBC, there was even more evidence of the strain on the courtly Rangel, who wagged a rolled up paper at one of the networks producers after she ambushed him outside a meeting at the Ronald Reagan federal building off the Hill. Betsy Cline began by asking Rangel if the ongoing ethics probes into his financial disclosures would hamper his performance on the committee -- he said no. When...
  • Memo to GOP: No guts, no glory ["Thank God John McCain lost the election"]

    10/04/2009 11:59:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 63 replies · 2,638+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2009-10-03 | Tom Tancredo
    Thank God John McCain lost the election. Citizen activists are now energized to defeat Obama's Marxist radicalism – with no help from McCain's anemic pragmatism. Eight months into the Obama presidency the Republican opposition is suddenly thriving because of the patriotic reawakening provoked by Obama's Marxist agenda. But this Republican revival will be short-lived if party leaders ignore the real message of the tea party protesters and 9/12 marchers. We are witnessing a grass-roots rediscovery of our constitutional traditions and a principled resistance to the expansion of entitlement spending. This resurrection of principled conservatism could never have happened if John...
  • Burned by Obama (Why supporters turning on The One)

    09/30/2009 10:23:43 AM PDT · by milwguy · 76 replies · 3,328+ views
    ny post ^ | 9/30/2009 | charlie gasparino
    In the depths of the financial crisis last year, people like Morgan Stanley's John Mack, BlackRock's Larry Fink, Greg Fleming (then of Merrill Lynch), JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon and Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein were telling everyone that candidate Barack Obama was a "moderate," and moderation was what this country needed. What a difference a year makes. They won't admit it in public -- but in private conversations, the top guys on Wall Street are feeling burned. I'm told that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers have both complained to senior Wall Street execs that they have...
  • Federal Reserve Scandal Bigger than ACORN

    09/28/2009 6:08:12 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 42 replies · 2,516+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 9-25-09 | Cliff Kincaid
    On "The O'Reilly Factor" on Wednesday night, Democratic Rep. Barney Frank dropped a bombshell about the ACORN scandal that has not been disputed by Congressional Republicans-the group received $14.2 million in funding from the Bush administration.
  • Why Mark Levin Hates Glenn Beck

    09/25/2009 7:33:20 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 272 replies · 9,034+ views
    Charleston City Paper ^ | 2009-09-25 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    When FOX News host Glenn Beck said during an interview with Katie Couric this week, “John McCain would have been worse for the country than Barack Obama,” his comments made headlines. Beck explained that “McCain is this weird progressive like Theodore Roosevelt was.” Beck laid out this view in better detail on his television program earlier this month: I am becoming more and more libertarian every day, I guess the scales are falling off of my eyes, as I’m doing more and more research into history and learning real history. Back at the turn of the century in 1900, with...
  • Why Are Liberals still Angry?

    09/17/2009 12:53:35 PM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 69 replies · 2,329+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 15 Sep 2009 | Frank Fleming
    The liberals were crazy angry while George W. Bush was president. Part of it was that for a time after 9/11, they were made completely irrelevant — when people are dying, who is going to listen to a liberal? But another part of it is that it’s much easier to hate a person than to hate a concept — like conservatism. So they were able to channel all their hate into President Bush. And they were jumping-around-pooh-flinging-biting-each-other angry. I think a number of conservatives were secretly looking forward to the Obama presidency in hopes that liberals might just calm down...
  • Democrats join GOP czar wars

    09/17/2009 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 20 replies · 1,722+ views
    politico.com ^ | September 17, 2009 | MANU RAJU
    In the war on the czars, Glenn Beck and the GOP are picking up reinforcements from an unlikely source: the Democratic Party. The Fox News host and leading Republican lawmakers have been hammering President Barack Obama for weeks over a proliferation of policy “czars” — presidential appointees who don’t have to be confirmed by the Senate and aren’t easily held to account by Senate oversight committees. Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin joined the anti-czar chorus Wednesday, asking Obama to detail the roles and responsibilities of all of the czars in his administration and to explain why he believes the...
  • Opposition to Health Care Reform Reaches New High at 55%

    09/16/2009 6:19:09 AM PDT · by Ravi · 73 replies · 2,937+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 9/16/09 | scott rasmussen
    One week after President Obama’s speech to Congress, opposition to his health care reform plan has reached a new high of 55%. The latest Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll shows that just 42% now support the plan, matching the low first reached in August.
  • Media Coverage of Obama Grows More Negative

    09/15/2009 8:43:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies · 1,616+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | September 14, 2009 | Nikki Schwab
    What happened to the media's crush on President Obama? In the second 100 days of his administration, the majority of press coverage was bad, with the president's policy proposals receiving more criticism than praise from reporters. According to a study by researchers at George Mason and Chapman universities, 59 percent of press coverage was positive during Obama's first 100 days in office, but then it dipped to 43 percent from May through mid-August. Especially tough on Obama was Fox News. Researchers analyzed portions of "Special Report with Bret Baier" because it most resembled a network newscast and found that 25...
  • Opinion: So far, Obama's failing miserably (Politico)

    09/15/2009 4:14:00 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 44 replies · 2,972+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 9/15/2009 | JEREMY LOTT
    Barack Obama’s initial approach to the office of the presidency has been as grandiose as Bush’s was restrained. It’s not hard to recall that he ran as a transformative candidate, promising sweeping, though somewhat fuzzy, “change” during the campaign. For the first several months of his presidency, Obama has labored to deliver on that pledge. He pushed a controversial stimulus bill through Congress to help rev up the economy, turned Bush’s reluctant bailout of Chrysler and General Motors into a giant government auto buyout and appointed a record number of “czars” to help regulate bureaucracies in both public and formerly...
  • Damn the polls, full speed ahead at McCain rallies

    11/01/2008 11:10:24 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 10 replies · 968+ views
    PERKASIE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - John McCain's supporters aren't about to let a bunch of poll numbers get them down. Despite a raft of surveys that show the Republican presidential candidate trailing Democratic rival Barack Obama by significant margins, McCain backers say they're confident their candidate will win Tuesday's election. "I don't believe the polls, to tell you the truth. I'm very hopeful," said substitute teacher Pam Heminger at a rally on Saturday in Springfield, Virginia. Many conservatives argue they don't get a fair shake from what they see as a liberal-leaning news media, and several McCain supporters said they thought...
  • Permanent Democrat Majority?

    10/10/2008 3:48:41 PM PDT · by dr_who · 93 replies · 1,483+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/10/08 | Cliff May
    Re Most Left-Wing Government Ever [Cliff May] With a veto-proof Senate majority, what would stop an Obama administration from granting statehood to Washington, DC (that was among Bill Clinton's campaign promises long ago) which would guarantee two more Democratic US Senators pretty much forever? What would prevent immigration policy from favoring immigrants who will vote Democratic? And isn't the governor of Virginia among those already pushing to allow felons to vote — and which party do you think most will vote for? Out of all this and more, you can't see a permanent Democratic majority shaping up in the House...
  • Silent No More? Conservative Books and Blogs on the Rise

    09/05/2009 9:49:46 AM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 9 replies · 555+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 02, 2009 | Maxim Lott
    Book sales ... blog visits ... tea parties ... town halls ... a national poll ... There is increasing evidence of a shift in the political winds: the nation is swinging right after President Obama's victory last November. A recent Gallup poll found that people who identify themselves as conservatives now outnumber liberals in every state. And that tilt is reflected in book sales, with three political books by conservative authors listed in the Top 10 New York Times nonfiction bestsellers: "Culture of Corruption" by Michelle Malkin, "Liberty and Tyranny" by Mark R. Levin, and "Catastrophe" by Dick Morris and...
  • Media Stunned as ObamaCare Unravels

    09/01/2009 7:37:18 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 58 replies · 4,384+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 1 | Jennifer Rubin
    So now the mainstream media is in catch-up mode. Having quietly fretted as Obama’s poll numbers drifted lower and misrepresented the extent of independent voters’ support, they now must explain that the town hall crowds weren’t simply crackpots or dupes of the insurance industry. Those people are actually quite representative of the electorate — especially the electorate willing to turn out to vote in the 2010 congressional elections. And while they swooned at Obama press conferences, the media must now admit that Obama has been colossally ineffective at persuading the public. The “catch-up” phenomenon is nothing new. We saw it...