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  • A Time to Unite

    11/09/2016 7:12:44 AM PST · by traderrob6 · 14 replies
    Opinipundit ^ | 11/8/16 | traderrob
    As a staunch Cruz supporter and a reluctant Trump supporter let me be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS! I have crossed swords(as many of us Cruzheads have) with Trump supporters from the beginning. Many of us on FR that supported Cruz were concerned with two major percieved potential issues with the Donald....That he was indeed a conservative and was he electable. The former was answered last night, the latter will be answered in the coming months. I voted for Donald Trump because even the remotest chance of a Hillary Clinton presidency was unconscionable. Many of us Cruzheads got over our...
  • Looks like I was wrong (from Jeff Stein at Vox)

    11/07/2016 2:46:03 PM PST · by RummyChick · 15 replies
    twitter ^ | 11/6 | jeff stein
    Jeff Stein Verified account ‏@JStein_Vox I have written there's 0 evidence the Clinton Fndn was used for personal family enrichment. Looks like I was wrong.
  • Boy, was I wrong about Donald Trump. Here’s why.

    08/04/2015 10:25:32 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is now doubling the rest of the Republican field in the average of the last five national polls. And polling out of early states like New Hampshire puts him in the pole position in those places too. All of which makes having written a piece on June 17 headlined, "Why no one should take Donald Trump seriously, in one very simple chart" that argued why, well, no one should take Donald Trump seriously, pretty embarrassing. Not to mention wrong.
  • BBC Official Admits Network 'Got it Wrong' on Fogel Murders

    06/24/2012 2:49:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) “got it wrong” in its reporting of the massacre of the Fogel family by Arab terrorists in the Jewish community of Itamar, the broadcaster's outgoing director-general admitted at a parliamentary committee hearing. The BBC’s Mark Thompson acquiesced on June 19 while being questioned by Conservative member of parliament Louise Mensch, the London Jewish Chronicle reported. In complaining about the insufficient coverage of the event on BBC radio and television programs, the newspaper reported that Mensch said, “I only found out, after the event, from an American blog, called ‘Dead Jews is no news,’ and the...
  • Austan Goolsbee: President Obama Should Have ‘Mea Culpa’(ABC News)

    06/17/2012 4:26:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 17, 2012 | George Stephanopoulos
    This morning on “This Week,” President Obama’s former economic adviser and current ABC News consultant, Austan Goolsbee, said that the president should “have a mea culpa.” What Goolsbee said on the roundtable in full is below: Goolsbee: “I think Matt’s right that we ought to come forward — and both sides — and the president should have a mea culpa, that we have gotten into a place that was very different from what the campaign wanted it to be from 2008, one in which — and, look, I think you could blame more the Republicans, but I’m sure the Republicans...

    12/15/2011 2:21:59 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Zenit ^ | December 13, 2011 | Father Edward McNamara
    ROME, DEC. 13, 2011 ( Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university.Q: In the new translation of Mass according to the English-language Roman Missal, I find myself wondering about a certain lack of specificity in the Confiteor. The missal indicates that those reciting the prayer are to strike their breast at the point where they say, "through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault." I am old enough to remember the threefold striking of the breast in pre-Conciliar days, but wonder if this practice has been maintained elsewhere in the...
  • Confessions of a conservative who voted for Obama: Now I have serious questions

    08/31/2010 1:29:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 31, 2010 | Jonathan Curley
    Charlotte, N.C. A few months ago, I sat with some friends in a pizza place in Chapel Hill, N.C., engaged in my own version of a “beer summit.” A successful Connecticut entrepreneur, a Wall Street executive, and a retired senior bank officer pummeled me with questions about my support of President Obama. Politically outnumbered, I ended up playing defense most of the night. I get myself into these situations because my conversion from moderate, middle-aged, Southern conservative to Obama campaign foot soldier got splashed all over the Web after an opinion piece I wrote for the Monitor went viral and...
  • Joe Miller: The NRSC Is Meddling In The Primary

    08/27/2010 9:50:21 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 145 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 08/27/10 | Ace of Spades
    Well, after I yelled at people and defended them and trusted them, huh? This is my personal Rubicon. Either we have a democracy or we do not. If we do not have a democracy, I won't be forced to choose between one party's anti-democratic leaders and another's. Lisa Murkowski, in all likelihood, lost. That is how we score things in America. We take our cases to the people, who are, supposedly, sovereign. If the NRSC continues attempting to thwart the sovereignty of the people, I'm personally out, and I don't care anymore if Obama's Democrats win. I really don't, and...
  • I Admit It: I Was Wrong To Have Supported Barack Obama

    06/15/2010 12:15:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,400+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 15, 2010 | Daniel Hannan
    I Admit It: I Was Wrong To Have Supported Barack Obama Daniel Hannan June 14th, 2010 There’s little point, I know, in reminding readers that my support for Barack Obama was qualified; that I simultaneously endorsed GOP Congressional candidates; that I never saw Obama as a messiah and, indeed, was repelled by the millenarian fervour of his supporters. Nor is there much purpose in rehearsing John McCain’s shortcomings. The fact remains that I backed the Democrat. I was wrong. Not that Obama is without his good points, obviously. His commitment to school choice is unfeigned. His foreign policy has been...
  • Hannan: I admit it: I was wrong to have supported Barack Obama

    06/14/2010 2:13:17 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 63 replies · 2,204+ views
    Telegraph Blogs ^ | June 14th | Daniel Hannan
    In three and a half years of blogging, this has been my single most unpopular post. There’s little point, I know, in reminding readers that my support for Barack Obama was qualified; that I simultaneously endorsed GOP Congressional candidates; that I never saw Obama as a messiah and, indeed, was repelled by the millenarian fervour of his supporters. Nor is there much purpose in rehearsing John McCain’s shortcomings. The fact remains that I backed the Democrat. I was wrong... All these things are minor irritants compared to the way the Obama administration is backing Peronist Argentina’s claim to the Falkland...
  • Mea Culpa

    08/25/2009 1:12:33 PM PDT · by Fishface · 20 replies · 1,013+ views
    The North Attleboro Free Press ^ | 08/26/2009 | Todd A. Carges
    Just over 200 days into the Obama Administration and boy was I wrong. I guess I owe all of you an apology. I really missed the mark on this guy and feel terrible about it. In an effort to show just how wrong I was, let’s take a look at some of the highlights of his short Presidency. First and foremost, he took $800 billion of tax-payer money that the government didn't have and, in the name of “economic stimulus”,gave it away to radical left-wing groups, unions and ill-conceived municipal projects that included repaving airport runways that are rarely used,...
  • Barack Obama's Massive Middle East Mea Culpa

    06/06/2009 8:39:17 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 19 replies · 1,474+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 4, '09 | Nile Gardiner
    Obama gave a 56-minute speech before a Muslim audience in Cairo that drew a standing ovation. The speech was a continuation of the themes of atoning for America's past. Here are some of the key negative points in his speech that will backfire on both the president and the United States: Obama attacked the decision to go to war in Iraq as a "war of choice" without even mentioning the fact that Saddam was failing to comply with several Security Council resolutions. This was completely gratuitous, wrong and unnecessary. There are still more than 100,000 American troops fighting in Iraq...
  • Letter of Amends from a Recovering Liberal in Berkeley

    05/11/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 52 replies · 2,435+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2009
    Dear friends, family, loved ones, conservatives, Republicans, libertarians, my brother in law, Sam, and my cousin Joe: I am sorry and you were right. These are not easy words for anyone to utter, much less a leftist from Berkeley, or a recovering leftist, that is. Even though I've been in recovery for 14 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days, leftists are always right in your face, in an I-hate-you-if-you-disagree sort of way. Hence, this letter of amends to all the people I've lectured, scolded, ranted and raved at, and otherwise annoyed during my 30 plus years of "progressive" politics. My...
  • McCain: GOP lost 'big-time,' must rally

    03/03/2009 2:56:03 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 72 replies · 1,735+ views
    Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, says his party has lost two elections in a row - "big-time'' - and it's time to rally anew. On the spat that radio's Rush Limbaugh has stirred with President Barack Obama, prompting the White House and Democratic Party alike to assert that radio's "Rush'' is the new voice of the GOP, McCain had this to say on the FOX News Channel today: "I think there's a lot of voices in our party. Rush Limbaugh is one of them,'' McCain told Neil Cavuto on FOX's Your World with Cavuto. "(RNC Chairman) Michael...
  • Stumbling Out of the Gates

    02/08/2009 8:07:38 PM PST · by fiscon1 · 19 replies · 668+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/08/2009 | Michael Goodwin
    It's not easy to waste a mandate and a honeymoon at the same time, but President Obama seems determined to try. You know he's off to a lousy start when his most favorable reviews came after he said, "I screwed up." Did he ever, and not just once. If he keeps going this way, America will be saying, "We screwed up." He's our President, it's a horribly dangerous time at home and abroad and we desperately need him to succeed. But he can't be successful unless he builds a broad swath of public trust in his leadership. So far, he's...
  • Apologies mark Obama’s early days in office

    02/04/2009 9:26:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 824+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/4/09 | Bob Cusack
    Sorry is not the hardest word for the Obama administration. Since Obama won the presidential election, the former senator from Illinois and top-ranking officials of his administration, including Vice President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, have delivered a handful of apologies. At his first press conference as president-elect, for example, Obama made a remark about Nancy Reagan that he quickly regretted. Asked if he had spoken with any ex-presidents since the election, Obama said he had contacted all former presidents “that are living.” “I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any...
  • New Obama poster for the post-Daschle era

    02/04/2009 9:59:15 AM PST · by inkling · 7 replies · 2,165+ views ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 | Jon
  • Well, that certainly didn't take long (Liberals depressed by Obama's Failed Administration)

    02/04/2009 6:53:40 AM PST · by pabianice · 75 replies · 2,686+ views
    New York Fishwrap ^ | 2/4/09 | Dowd
    On 9/11, President Bush learned of disaster while reading “The Pet Goat” to grade-school kids. On Tuesday, President Obama escaped from disaster by reading “The Moon Over Star” to grade-school kids. “We were just tired of being in the White House,” the two-week-old president, with Michelle at his side, explained to students at a public charter school near the White House. Even as he told the children his favorite superheroes were Batman and Spider-Man, his own dream of being the superhero who swoops in to swiftly save America was going SPLAT! It just ain’t that easy. Unlike W. and Dick...
  • Barack Obama admits he 'screwed up' over Tom Daschle's withdrawal

    02/03/2009 6:18:29 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 86 replies · 3,115+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 February 2009
    PRESIDENT Barack Obama admitted "I screwed up" after his political soul mate and pick to lead health reform Tom Daschle withdrew in a storm over personal tax issues. On Mr Obama's worst day in the White House so far, he also lost another nominee - Nancy Killefer, who he had named as Government budget watchdog, and termed one of his most "important'' appointments - also over tax issues. The twin bombshells overshadowed Mr Obama's bid to showcase his economic stimulus plan in a flurry of television interviews and reflected the potential traps he has set for himself by promising a...
  • Obama Takes Blame as Daschle Withdraws Nomination for HHS Post ["I screwed up.".........]

    02/03/2009 3:31:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies · 2,033+ views
    Obama Takes Blame as Daschle Withdraws Nomination for HHS Post Former Senator Says He 'Will Not Be a Distraction;' Obama: 'I Screwed Up' By NAFTALI BENDAVID, LAURA MECKLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Tom Daschle, under fire for his failure to pay more than $140,000 in taxes and interest on time, withdrew his nomination to be secretary of health and human services, saying he had lost the confidence of the Congress. President Barack Obama is taking responsibility for mistakes in the handling of the tax controversy that led to Mr. Daschle's withdrawal, saying: "I screwed up." The president...