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  • Kerry's socialist theme song

    07/21/2004 12:26:25 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,862+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2004 | by Terence Jeffrey
    I grew up in a family of 11 children in the days before SUVs. So we took our road trips in two-car caravans led by a steamy station wagon with crank-handle windows and hot vinyl upholstery. That wagon was always packed with obstreperous kids singing obnoxious songs. But one song we were emphatically discouraged from singing has now emerged as a theme song for John Kerry's presidential campaign. My father loved popular music and never ceased being interested in it. In the 1960s, he happily escorted my older sisters to see the Beatles. A decade later, he bought me tickets...
  • Trump’s Nonsensical Claim He Can Eliminate $19 Trillion In Debt In Eight Years

    04/03/2016 11:22:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 196 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2016 | Glenn Kessler
    Fact Checker Trump’s Nonsensical Claim He Can Eliminate $19 Trillion In Debt In Eight Years Donald Trump, in an interview with Bob Woodward and Robert Costa In a revealing interview, Trump predicts a ‘massive recession’ but intends to eliminate the national debt in 8 years By Glenn Kessler April 2 The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa sat down with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Here's how the interview went. Donald Trump: “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt.” Bob Woodward: “How long would that take?” Trump: “I think I could do it fairly quickly,...
  • Obamacare Operator Fired

    10/27/2013 10:44:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Oct 2013 | John Semmens
    A low level employee answering phone inquiries from customers trying to purchase health insurance through an Obamacare Exchange was summarily fired for publicly affirming that the process is unpopular. The incident occurred when Erling Davis admitted to talk show personality Sean Hannity that most of the callers she has handled expressed frustration and unhappiness with the cumbersome and complicated process. “Negativity is a millstone around the neck of social progress,” said Administration adviser Valerie Jarrett. “Positive thinking is essential if we are to make the Affordable Care Act work. The accuracy or truthfulness of Ms. Davis’ observations is irrelevant. Her...
  • An oldie but a goodie (Clean up political campaigns with negative ad ban )

    08/09/2012 7:27:55 AM PDT · by teflon9 · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Business Times ^ | November 12, 2010 | Craig Wessel
    I’m absolutely terrified that the end of the political campaign season, with its cavalcade of negative advertising, is here. Exactly how am I going to be able to determine who is attempting to tear the very fabric of our nation apart, or who shipped my job overseas, or for that matter, who is forcing their constituents to bow bound and gagged before a false God? This is the kind of stuff I need to know about. These people are out there amongst us, and with the big political machines in idle they’ll now be able to go about their dirty...
  • Selling Stupidity (Idiots listen to Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and Palin) [Another Doozy!]

    10/05/2010 12:34:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | October 5, 2010 | Joel S. Hirschhorn
    In trying to understand how so many Americans adore people like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh I have come to this critical understanding: Poorly educated, terribly informed, intellectually deficient and downright stupid people need idols. They feel angry, frustrated, ignored, cheated and disillusioned by so much going on in American society. They find the emotional, political and philosophical rants by talk show, loud mouth celebrities matching and justifying their feelings. Of course, those celebrities work hard to fan the flames of all that unhappiness and discontent, and also perpetuate ignorance. They sell stupidity to gullible dummies,...

    03/27/2009 4:20:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies · 1,110+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2009 | Adam Brodsky
    BARACK Obama wrote a book about hope and be came president promising it. So why's he doing everything in his power to snuff it out? Think about it: In Obama World, what are we supposed to "hope" for? Certainly not vast riches. What would be the point? His budget swipes massive amounts of wealth from top earners. Consider, too, his resentful rhetoric toward them. Recall his despicable failure to block the House from moving to rip up private contracts and confiscate past earnings via a 90 percent, retroactive tax. Really, in this climate, who can muster enthusiasm for personal fortune-building?...
  • Dean Says McCain Is Running a 'Sleazy' Campaign

    06/14/2008 2:42:39 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies · 145+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 14 June 2008 | John Semmens
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean called the campaign tactics of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (Ariz.) “sleazy.” “I know this is a harsh accusation, but let’s look at the facts,” Dean urged. “First and foremost, McCain admits that he’s running against Senator Obama. This sets a starkly negative tone to his campaign. It’s as if he saying that Obama is an inferior option for America. To me, calling an African-American candidate inferior smacks of racism.” “And need I point out that McCain has been openly critical of Obama’s positions on the economy and the war,” Dean went...
  • Looking past Pennsylvania - Obama Needs to Get Off his Pedestal

    04/24/2008 2:11:21 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 2 replies · 48+ views ^ | April 24th, 2008 | Joan Walsh
    As I continue to think about the lessons of the Pennsylvania primary, and their relevance to the races ahead, I found myself thinking about the hours I spent last Saturday watching CNN's "Ballot Bowl" -- long live clips of John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton out on the campaign trail, rarely mediated by cable chatterers. I was also reading angry letters about my post on the ABC debate and recovering from three college visits in a week with my daughter. I share that TMI because the context was important. I was tired and a little bit cranky (I know,...
  • Negative U.S. Media Linked To Increased Insurgent Attacks (Harvard U: MSM Is Emboldening Insurgents

    03/24/2008 6:24:16 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies · 1,187+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2008 | Shawn Waterman
    Researchers at Harvard say that publicly voiced doubts about the U.S. occupation of Iraq have a "measureable effect" on insurgents there. Periods of intense news media coverage in the United States of criticism about the war, or of polling about public opinions on the conflict, are followed by a small but quantifiable increases in the number of attacks on civilians and U.S. forces in Iraq... The increase in attacks is more pronounced in areas of Iraq that have better access to international news media, the authors conclude in a report titled "Is There an 'Emboldenment' Effect? Evidence from the Insurgency...
  • How Liberal Dems, Major Media Perpetuate A Cycle Of Negativity

    06/21/2007 6:36:14 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 518+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 21 June 2007 | Staff
    Journalism: Last fall, when the jobless rate hit a five-year low of 4.4%, Vice President Cheney was asked by ABC's George Stephanopolous why the administration didn't get more credit for it. "Well," said Cheney, "you guys don't help." So much for the understatement of 2006. Cheney, of course, was referring to the now-obvious fact that even when there's good news about the economy, it's played down — or turned upside down — by the mainstream media. Coverage of that unemployment report, coming just before the congressional elections, was just one of many cases in point
  • Criticism for the Sake of Criticism, What's the Use?

    04/11/2007 10:17:28 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 8 replies · 344+ views
    4/11/07 | Reaganesque
    Theodore Roosevelt had this to say about criticism: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows,...
  • Oh Jeez, can some of you just shut up? - Pukin on FReeper- negativity

    09/29/2005 8:06:13 AM PDT · by Pukin Dog · 279 replies · 4,767+ views
    Can’t a guy take a vacation without the nay-sayin ninnies of negativity taking over this place? As the self-appointed optimist of this forum, I must say that I am more than a little P-Od over what I have been reading coming from the scared keyboards of some of you folks. You act as if someone stole your little Republican cookies and ate them in front of you. Look, I know it’s not the best of times for Conservatives if you are concerned about spending or the protection of the borders. However, it escapes me why it seems impossible for some...
  • Enough with the negativity, already

    07/07/2005 8:08:50 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 5 replies · 228+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2005 | Klaus Rohrich
    God, to listen to the Democrats, you’d think the United States was a fascist juggernaut, while the so-called Iraqi insurgents and their al Qaeda cohorts were brave freedom fighters seeking to liberate their precious homeland from a force more evil than Darth Vader. I am beginning to wonder if people like Howard Dean, Richard Durbin, Patrick Leahy, Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton are attempting to establish a government in absentia with their constant proclamations about how the U.S. is guilty of crimes against humanity or some such tripe. The fact is the U.S. is at war and for a sitting...
  • To the Left, America's Never Right - (excellent - controlled, justified diatribe!)

    06/18/2005 9:05:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,072+ views
    I spent the last week with my Modern Liberal relatives in New York. It was excruciating. What I found was cynicism beyond belief -- and beyond all rational (in fact any rational) thought. The correct answer to all things was whatever the worst interpretation of America and Americans could be. This was typified in discussions about the Michael Jackson jury who my relative was convinced would come back with a quick verdict because "they just want to go home" and, when that proved untrue were only delaying the announcement of their verdict to increase the "excitement" making the book they...
  • The ‘Vietnamization’ of the Iraq war by TV and other Media-(WWII vet, ex-CBS,Gannett VP writes)

    06/13/2005 9:32:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 688+ views
    As I watched the ABC news last Sunday night, I was reminded of how the TV news networks seemed to be so anxious to tell us all the bad things that have happened in Iraq or at Gitmo. “Four more of our soldiers were killed today in Iraq, making a total number of X hundred this year,” the anchor solemnly announced. I could not help but wonder how many Americans were also killed today in Detroit, New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, and how many that would add up to in one year. I think of media as trying to...
  • On Bush Policy: Whose Side Are You On? - (stupendous endorsement of President's policies!)

    06/13/2005 9:21:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 844+ views
    I constantly hear liberals decry the policies of George W. Bush, using catch phrases like “out of the mainstream” and “dangerously irresponsible” to describe them. Apparently, if you repeat something often enough, using the same carefully crafted terminology, and applying to it with the same condescending tone each time, it magically becomes the truth... at least in the minds of leftists. And, of course, the primary policy target of left-wingers in Congress remains the war in Iraq, even though nearly all of them supported it initially. As recent polls show support for the war waning, liberals all over the country...
  • "Exit Strategy" for Liberals - (Colonel Robert L. Pappas' newest release)

    04/18/2005 9:03:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 648+ views
    The other day I entered a business establishment and overheard the following comments contained in a vitriolic, rabidly anti-American discussion. If I hadn’t known better I would have thought I was somewhere in “old Europe.” “They only did it for the oil...they don’t have an exit strategy...I have kids who are Draft age... this is really a mess.” If one hadn’t heard the same from Kerry (who was the other guy?) during the recent Democrat election debacle, the discussion might have come as a shock, but it didn’t. Still, it is incomprehensible that adult Americans, apart from blind stupidity or...
  • The Marxist Roots of Democrat Obstructionist Tactics

    02/18/2005 11:07:59 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 33 replies · 1,983+ views
    Much has been written recently about the fact that Democrats, arguably with malicious intent, mercilessly attack Republican positions, programs, and political appointees without offering any positive alternatives of their own. This has been ascribed variously to their hatred of George W. Bush (which is certainly a factor), to the fact that a significant percentage of the Democrat base and their elected representatives are unrepentant '60s-style liberals (this, too, plays into the current scenario), even, as Michael Medved has put it, to "an internal contradiction deep within the liberal soul." The bottom line is that, no matter how we might characterize...
  • Please post your examples of "We in the press hope the election fails in Iraq" here.

    01/29/2005 10:53:21 AM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 13 replies · 852+ views
    Janurary 29, 2005 | Ice Flyer
    There is no doubt in my mind every time I see the anti-American and ever hateful Cristian Amanpour(sp?) do a piece on CNN or any other network it is done in a way that starts with US failure and ends with Iraq worse off. While I think she and others do it on purpose and are part of the help that the terrorist insurgents want I would like all here to post examples of the obvious bias the press all over the world has in their utter hope of failure for democracy in Iraq all in an effort to help...
  • Accentuating the Negative -What the Media Doesn't Report about Iraq

    01/28/2005 6:29:55 AM PST · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 5 replies · 661+ views ^ | 1/28/05 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    Accentuating The Negative By Robin Mullins Boyd January 28, 2005 The rhetoric from the Left has ramped up as we move closer to the Iraqi Elections. The mantra of "Illegal and Unjust War" has risen a few decibels. Our soldiers have been accused of inciting the violence of the insurgents. Worst of all was the Bush-bashing disguised as genuine vetting of the nominee for secretary of state. While doing some research online, I wandered over to the Department of Defense website. I came across an article titled "Iraq Year in Review - 2004 Fact Sheet". What I read in that...