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  • 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...
  • [CBS News] Preview: President Obama Takes Responsibility

    02/03/2009 3:40:16 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies · 1,679+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 3, 2009 | by Christine Lagorio
    Today in Washington, Katie sat down with President Barack Obama at the White House. What follows is a short preview of the interview. Katie Couric: Tom Daschle withdrew his name this afternoon, you issued a statement saying, quote, you accept his decision with "sadness and regret." Did you try to talk him out of it? President Barack Obama: Well, you know we had a conversation and obviously that conversation's private, but, uh, it's frustrating for me and it's something that I take responsibility for. Tom, I think, is an outstanding individual. I am absolutely convinced that he would've been the...

    04/07/2007 4:55:01 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 22 replies · 1,666+ views
    Overeaters Digest ^ | 4-7-07 | ALGORE
    Former Vice President today issued a public apology for the recent freeze in many sections of the United States. "While getting me a midnight snack, Tipper left the door open on our coal-burning 10,000 square foot drive-in kitchen freezer here in our 60,000 square foot Nashville mansion. Just as soon as I eat down the recent 10,000 pound shipment of frozen pork BBQ, we should be able to get the door closed and warm the country up to seasonal levels. "Be assured that I'm buying carbon credits for every BTU." "And let me remind you that all the scientific evidence...
  • CA: Chiropractic panel leader apologizes (new Board Chief issues mea culpa)

    03/24/2007 8:37:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 300+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/24/07 | Kevin Yamamura
    State Board of Chiropractic Examiners Chairman Richard Tyler issued a mea culpa Friday for the panel's questionable actions, even as the board refired its executive director and authorized a search for a permanent replacement. Acknowledging "gross errors in judgment," Tyler, appointed to the board by his longtime friend, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, began the meeting with a contrite statement reflecting on the board's actions in a meeting earlier this month. In that March 1 meeting, the board fired its executive director without due notice, ejected a deputy attorney general, endorsed a controversial procedure involving anesthesia and accredited a college despite the...
  • No July 4 colors or Decorations on Google

    07/02/2006 1:53:35 PM PDT · by peggybac · 26 replies · 728+ views
    7/2/06 | peggybac
    It is July 3rd and nothing festive on Will they or won't they decorate their site for the holiday? I have a feeling they won't.

    11/14/2004 11:22:47 PM PST · by kattracks · 84 replies · 5,643+ views
    New York Post | 11/15/04
    THE yolk's on Clinton political guru James Carville — who shocked everyone on "Meet the Press" yesterday morning by smashing a raw egg on his head. The point? To dramatize the fact that he had egg on his face after wrongly predicting that Democrat John Kerry was going to win the presidential election.
  • Al Franken admits Swift Boat Vets were telling the truth, Kerry lied.

    11/03/2004 9:15:26 AM PST · by motife · 95 replies · 4,700+ views
    Al Franken just gave a surprisingly candid list of Kerry's mistakes : Global Test, turning over our defense to UN, France Health Care program was a bloated nightmare Admitted Kerry lied about his purple hearts, were self inflicted wounds, and throwing his medals away "Banning the Bible" [I don't remember this??]
  • A Pause for Hindsight (Yet ANOTHER NYT Mea Culpa on the Iraq War)

    07/15/2004 11:24:59 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 21 replies · 582+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/16/04 | New York Times
    A Pause for HindsightPublished: July 16, 2004 ver the last few months, this page has repeatedly demanded that President Bush acknowledge the mistakes his administration made when it came to the war in Iraq, particularly its role in misleading the American people about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and links with Al Qaeda. If we want Mr. Bush to be candid about his mistakes, we should be equally open about our own.During the run-up to the war, The Times ran dozens of editorials on Iraq, and our insistence that any invasion be backed by "broad international support" became...

    01/21/2004 3:58:20 PM PST · by joltinjoe · 4 replies · 162+ views ^ | 1/21/04 | Hugh Hewitt
    No matter how the first opportunity to talk Thursday night is presented to Dean, he's got to kidnap that moment to his central purpose of dealing with the Monday-night meltdown: "Before I get to that Brit, I'd like to finish the roll call of the states I began on Monday night, and I don't want to forget Guam, so I may need a little more time. (pause for laughter). I will, however, omit my imitation of a muppet being strangled since I have already given Howard Stern and every right wing kook radio host all the material they ever need....
  • 'Mistakes Were Made'

    11/19/2003 5:35:16 AM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 178+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 19, 2003 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    What if, by some miracle, everyone 'fessed up to mistakes made about the surprisingly easy overthrow of Saddam and its unexpectedly bloody aftermath, and mistakes now being made in building democracy? (1) In London, the amalgam of isolationists, pacifists and anti-Blair leftists — once certain they would spoil a state visit by branding the U.S. president a monster militarist — would generously admit that they had been a noisy minority, and that their discourtesy triggered a reaffirmation by most Britons of the ties between two freedom-speaking nations that lead the world in defeating tyrants. (2) Gen. Wesley Clark would have...
  • Saddam's Forgotten WMD Confession: Why We Went to War

    10/11/2003 4:46:57 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 11 replies · 437+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10-11-03 | Robert Kagan & William Kristol
    "When I left office, there was a substantial amount of biological and chemical material unaccounted for. That is, at the end of the first Gulf War, we knew what he had. We knew what was destroyed in all the inspection processes and that was a lot. And then we bombed with the British for four days in 1998. We might have gotten it all; we might have gotten half of it; we might have gotten none of it. But we didn't know. So I thought it was prudent for the president to go to the U.N. and for the U.N....
  • GRAY DAVIS' MEA CULPA PARSED ** (**Everthing He Didn't Tell You And You Wanted To Know)

    08/25/2003 1:11:15 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 190+ views ^ | 8/25/03 | Michael Ackley
    Viva! Viva California!" With those words last week, Gov. Gray Davis launched operation "Please Don't Fire Me." His speech opening his anti-recall campaign was short, and its complete text has been available at a number of sites on the Internet, so you may have read it. However, it begs for translation and interpretation, which we happily provide below, in italics: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Viva! Viva California!" That ought to nail the Hispanic vote. "I came here tonight to take responsibility ..." ... and pass it on to the Republican Party. "My friends, last Friday, 50 million Americans lost power for 29 hours....
  • BREAKING: Conned big time "CIA Witness" to White House Lying about Intel story found to be FRAUD

    07/09/2003 4:04:00 PM PDT · by Doug Thompson · 1,336 replies · 6,988+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | July 9, 2003 | Doug Thompson
    Damn, I hate it when I've been had and I've been had big time. In 1982, while I was working for Congressman Manuel Lujan of New Mexico, a man came up to a me during a gathering in Albuquerque and introduced himself as Terrance J. Wilkinson. He said he was a security consultant and gave me a business card with his name and just a Los Angeles phone number. A few weeks later, he called my Washington office and asked to meet for lunch. He seemed to know a lot about the nuclear labs in New Mexico and said he...
  • Andy Rooney Has War Guilt

    04/28/2003 4:08:10 PM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 24 replies · 174+ views ^ | Monday, April 28, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    Monday, April 28, 2003 Andy Rooney Has War Guilt Andy Rooney says he was wrong about his views on going to war with Iraq - sort of, that is. "I felt chastened," the cranky "60 Minutes" commentator told the Associated Press. "I had to think that I was a little wrong. There's no question that it's better without him in there, without Saddam Hussein." "A little wrong"? Earlier this month he was less wishy-washy about President Bush's decision to launch Operation Iraqi Freedom. He said April 10, "And I must say that fortunately he's president and I'm not." In reciting...
  • Slander (Vanity)

    08/23/2002 6:12:06 PM PDT · by jjm2111 · 26 replies · 238+ views
    Me | 8/23/2002 | JjM 2111
    I just got through the first chapter of Ann Coulter's book, "Slander". Normally, I'm pretty critical of Coulter, but so far she's right on the money with this book. My favorite quote: "Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do. They don't have the energy. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing by now." No wonder libs hate this book so much. It's so true. I couldn't stop laughing about how libs only comeback to any conservative is "you're mean", "you're stupid", or "your're a nazi." Ha. I think my critcisms are unfounded. Mea Culpa.