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  • Obama to Boehner: ‘You Get Nothing — I Get That for Free’

    12/23/2012 4:40:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A Wall Street Journal report detailing the broken-down status of talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on the year-end “fiscal cliff” reveals that Obama threatened to use both his inaugural and State of the Union speeches to blame Republicans if there’s no deal. Negotiations reportedly came to a standstill after Boehner proposed increasing the tax rate on top earners: Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his...
  • President Obama joins the NRA! [man buys him gift membership]

    12/23/2012 4:20:28 PM PST · by matt1234 · 9 replies
    ar15.com ^ | 12/21/12 | KodiakZach
    [Open thread to view image of "Welcome" email.]
  • Today We Are Gathered … To Hear More About Me (Obama the Narcissist)

    12/23/2012 3:16:02 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | December 21, 2012 | Emily Yoffe
    Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in Congress for half a century representing Obama’s birth state of Hawaii. Inouye was a Japanese-American war hero (he lost an arm in World War II, destroying his dream of becoming a surgeon), and as a senator he served on the Watergate committee, helped rewrite our intelligence...
  • Sen. Barrasso: Obama sees a ‘political victory’ in going over the cliff

    12/23/2012 3:12:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sen. Barrasso: Obama sees a ‘political victory’ in going over the cliffBy Alicia M. Cohn - 12/23/12 09:32 AM ET Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Sunday he thinks President Obama wants to dive over the so-called "fiscal cliff." "I believe the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes," Barrasso told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "He senses a political victory at the bottom of the cliff." The senator also said he believes the nation will go over the cliff, with the deadline just nine days away. Barrasso said he thinks Obama is eager to blame...
  • Obama and Bush Eulogies: The Grotesque and the Graceful

    12/23/2012 11:47:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Video at link. President Obama has a very serious ego problem, and when he goes off teleprompter, it sticks out like a sore thumb. His eulogy for Senator Inouye on Friday was grotesque in its focus on the speaker, not the dearly departed. Unsurprisingly, President George W. Bush delivered a graceful eulogy for Gerald R. Ford's funeral, a model from which his successor should, but will not, learn. As David Paulin points out: A great funeral eulogy and not a single mention of "I" or "me" by President Bush. He says "us" and "we" at two points, both only in...
  • Obama Strengthens George Soros' Oil Interests In Brazil

    03/21/2011 9:02:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    check ^ | 3/18/11 | Dr B
    Obama left his lush golf get-aways and NAACP basketball sprees to depart for a Brazilian vacation. ... Obama abandoned the victims of genocide in Libya to help America's oil opposition. Why? Out with Western oil, in with Russian and Brazilian oil. Is it just coincidence that George Soros sold his Western oil stock and bought stock in Russia and Brazilian oil companies, about three months ago ? ... Last March, Soros invested in airport screeners. How did he know to do that? Insider info!
  • Please Freep My WH Petition!

    12/23/2012 9:28:43 AM PST · by deaconjim · 31 replies
    December 23, 2012 | James P. Willis
    Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/eliminate-armed-guards-president-vice-president-and-their-families-and-establish-gun-free-zones/6RDGkxLK
  • Obama Has to Fib Even at a Funeral

    12/23/2012 7:29:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | Jack Cashill
    Yes, everything is about Barack Obama. From the beginning, he has built his career on his own personal story, and the funeral service of former Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Cathedral on Friday apparently struck him as an opportune time to remind the world what that story was. In his 1,600-word oration, Obama even managed to work in the fact, as though someone in the universe might not have heard, that he had "a white mom [and] a black father" "and was raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." The problem, however, is not just that Obama used the word...
  • Are There Any Heroes Left in the Republican Party ?

    12/23/2012 6:49:35 AM PST · by Understand the stimulus · 60 replies
    Understand the Stimulus | December 23 2012 | Understand the Stimulus
    What the republicans and their supporters don't understand is that Obama is playing them as if they are opponents in a "playground basketball game" where intimidation, trash talking, humiliation, and below the belt blows are the predominant rap of the winning team Nothing better demonstrates this simple analysis than the following quote: "At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?" "You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."
  • Obama Thinks Christmas Day Is About HIM!

    12/23/2012 6:35:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-23-2012 | MOTUS
    Here we are the Sunday before Christmas when our thoughts should be turning towards peace on earth,goodwill towards men and what do we get instead?A snarky little piece in one of our most reliable left-leaning propaganda outlets.In an article titled“Today we are gathered…to hear more about me”,the author notes that“Obama likes to see events through the lens of his own life’s chronology.”And then she impertinently proceeds to demonstrate: Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted,...
  • Obama Golfing in Hawaii With Pal Arrested in Prostitution Sting

    12/22/2012 5:17:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Obama Golfing in Hawaii With Pal Arrested in Prostitution Sting HONOLULU, Hawaii — Taking a break from the fiscal cliff negotiations, President Obama is spending the first day of his holiday vacation golfing with friends and aides, including longtime pal Bobby Titcomb, who was arrested last year on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute. After arriving in Hawaii late last night, the president spent this morning at his family’s vacation residence along the shores of Kailua, a quiet town on a stretch of beach on the east end of Oahu. Shortly before noon, the president made the trip to the Kailua...
  • The Continuing Resistance to ObamaCare

    12/22/2012 8:44:00 PM PST · by Sark · 13 replies
    Principles and Policy ^ | December 22nd, 2012
    With President Obama's triumph in November, many political observers sounded the death knell for the "full repeal" movement fighting against ObamaCare. Despite lingering controversy and general unpopularity, the president's victory and a large Democratic majority in the Senate made the law appear safe at last. Is it? In a sense, it is. Full repeal almost certainly won't happen while President Obama is in office, and attempts to reform the law will struggle to gain traction as long as progressives keep their hold on the Senate. If the law won't be repealed before its true implementation in 2014, and if reform...
  • Slate to Obama: Enough about you, already

    12/22/2012 7:09:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama flew to Hawaii this week after fiscal-cliff negotiations stalled, in part for a Christmas vacation, and in part to attend the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye. Obama offered a eulogy for Inouye, which usually means offering insights into the deceased’s life and character. Instead, as is Obama’s wont, he talked more about himself than the man whose life was supposed to be the center of attention.Even Slate noticed the problem, and blasted Obama for his narcissistic streak: Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is...
  • Gun control policy ideas more than just talk

    12/22/2012 6:51:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2012 | Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
    Just one day after President Obama tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead an initiative on gun violence, Jon Adler was at its first meeting, along with Cabinet secretaries and organizations representing law enforcement. Not much lead time, but no matter: Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Assn., had a list of policy changes — from legislative to regulatory to "tactical" coordination — at the ready, with granular detail. He cited, chapter and verse, the law that makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly possess a firearm in a school zone. He wanted that upgraded to a felony....
  • Urban Advocates Say New Gun Control Talk Overdue

    12/22/2012 5:59:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2012 | Jesse Washington
    For years, voices have cried in the urban wilderness: We need to talk about gun control. Yet the guns blazed on. It took a small-town slaughter for gun control to become a political priority. Now, decades' worth of big-city arguments against easy access to guns are finally being heard, because an unstable young man invaded an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., with a military-style assault rifle and 30-bullet magazines. Twenty young children and six adults were slain....
  • Birther Lawyer Complains Federal Judge Is 'Stonewalling' Crazy Birther Suits [Evidence Tampering]

    12/22/2012 4:49:06 PM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 12 replies
    dcist ^ | Dec. 20, 2012 | Benjamin R. Freed
    Montgomery Blair Sibley, the disbarred lawyer who once represented the so-called "D.C. Madam" and today spends his time attempting to disprove President Obama's birth certificate, is upset that a federal judge is not acknowledging his hobby. In a news release, Sibley says that Judge John D. Bates of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia "continues to ignore court rules" by not ruling on his motions to hold Obama, Harvard Law School, the Social Security Administration, the Selective Service System and the State Department in contempt. He also claims that he now has "photographic evidence" that someone tampered with...
  • Gun Hypocrisy: With so many guns what are 2nd Amendment enthusiasts waiting for?

    12/22/2012 4:29:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | December 9, 2012 | Joel S. Hirschhorn, libertarian
    Puzzling me for a long time is the inconsistency between two claims by gun and Second Amendment supporters. One is that what they worship is critically needed to defend themselves against a government that they would view as oppressive and unacceptable. The other is their belief that the US government has already become awful, stealing their liberties. Why then, I keep asking myself, have we not seen a violent uprising among the untold millions of Americans owning guns to take back their government? Why do we not see what goes on in European nations, namely violent public uprisings against governments?...
  • Is President Obama Really A Socialist? Let's Analyze Obamanomics

    12/22/2012 3:39:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/20/2012 | Peter Ferrara
    President Obama says that income taxes must be raised on the rich because they don’t pay their fair share. The indisputable facts from official government sources say otherwise. The CBO reports based on official IRS data that in 2009 the top 1% of income earners paid 39% of all federal income taxes, three times their share of income at 13%. Yet, the middle 20% of income earners, the true middle class, paid just 2.7% of total federal income taxes on net that year, while earning 15% of income. That means the top 1% paid almost 15 times as much in...
  • Did Kerry violate separation of powers by coaching Obama's 2nd debate Benghazi lie? (vanity)

    12/22/2012 3:34:17 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Seizethecarp | December 22, 2012 | Seizethecarp
    Sen. John Kerry is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations responsible for oversight of US State Dept., execution of foreign policy and oversight of diplomatic facilities. But in Oct. 2012, Kerry was also acting as Obama's debate coach when Obama prepared for the 2nd debate, the foreign policy debate at which Romney was expected to grill Obama over the Benghazigate disaster. Did Kerry violate the separation of powers and ignore a conflict of interest in being both Obama's foreign policy debate coach and Chair of the committee? Kerry's committee in the legislative branch is supposed to provide...
  • WSJ: Obama threatened Boehner that he’ll use Inauguration & SOTU speches to blame GOP

    12/22/2012 3:15:52 PM PST · by chiller · 114 replies
    WSJ via The Washington Examiner ^ | 12/22/12 | Philip Klein
    President Obama has threatened House Speaker John Boehner that if no deal is struck on the “fiscal cliff,” he will use his Inaugural address and State of the Union speech next month to blame Republicans, according to the Wall Street Journal. In the Journal’s behind the scenes account of how fiscal cliff talks between Obama and Boehner hit a wall, what comes across is that the president is emboldened by his reelection and eager to extract more concessions from Boehner than he was willing to accept during last summer’s debt limit talks. This excerpt from the piece is revealing: Mr....