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  • With Election Over, Americans Find They Were Duped By Democrats And Obama

    12/24/2012 5:08:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/24/12 | editorial
    Politics 2012: It hasn´t been two months since Barack Obama won re-election, but already we´re finding out things that were kept from us during the campaign. Expect to hear more in the coming months. lElections are clarifying events, we´re told. But sometimes what they clarify is merely the gap between what we were told during the campaign and the reality on the ground. Often, the two don´t match. That´s certainly true with Obama. How often in recent weeks have we learned that what we heard on the campaign trail from the Obama camp, and which were echoed by
  • School Obama's Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards

    12/24/2012 7:29:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact. The school, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, has 11 security officers and is seeking to hire a new police officer as we speak. If you dismiss this by saying, "Of course they have armed guards -- they get Secret Service protection," then you've missed the larger point. The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period....
  • Create 'Gun Free Politician Zones' for all politicians who support 'Gun Free School Zones'

    12/24/2012 10:46:27 AM PST · by lward99 · 15 replies
    White House Petition ^ | 12/24/2012 | Larry Ward
    Gun control advocates' loudest voices are most heavily protected by guns. Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg, Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel and other gun grabbing politicians are protected with secret service and/or security details that carry guns. If their argument is right, that guns kill people, it is more than appropriate that they disarm their security and themselves to demonstrate that they can live the way they are both proposing and legislating that the rest of the 99%, (not in the political 1% elite) live. If the Political 1%ers do not shed their armed protection for themselves and their own families then...
  • Santelli: If the Fiscal Abyss Is THAT Important, Why is The President on Christmas Vacation?

    12/24/2012 10:28:57 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 17 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/24/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    One of my favorite commentators on television is CNBC’s Rick Santelli. And today, he made a great point: when the Senate wanted to pass Obamacare, they met on Christmas eve, 2009. Somehow, the fiscal cliff isn’t that important to the Senate or House this time around. We know that President Obama is perfectly happy to let tax rates automatically increase on everyone (or at least those households earning $250,000 has above). And payroll taxes rise 2% regardless of the fiscal cliff or not. Then there are the 10+ Obamacare taxe, mostly hitting the top 2% of earners. But President Obama...
  • Random Thoughts (Thomas Sowell)

    12/24/2012 10:09:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 25, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: When I was growing up, an older member of the family used to say, "What you don't know would make a big book." Now that I am an older member of the family, I would say to anyone, "What you don't know would fill more books than the Encyclopedia Britannica." At least half of our society's troubles come from know-it-alls, in a world where nobody knows even 10 percent of all. Some people seem to think that, if life is not fair, then the answer is to turn more of the nation's resources over...
  • Elon Musk — Obama’s Triple Dipper

    12/24/2012 8:36:10 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-23-12 | guyfawkes99
    News that the Treasury Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation to determine whether three solar companies inflated the cost of their work to increase the payments they would receive from the government should send shivers down the spine of the taxpayer-subsidized green energy industry.The Washington Post reports that SolarCity, SunRun and Sungevity have received subpoenas from the Treasury Department’s office of inspector general for financial records to justify more than $500 million in federal grants and tax credits the firms tapped for performing work. The probe seeks to determine whether the companies accurately reported the market value of...
  • The Madness of Keynesian Economics

    12/24/2012 7:50:37 AM PST · by Moseley · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    President Barack Obama demands more stimulus spending to avoid the "fiscal cliff." Obama increased the national debt $6 trillion to $16 trillion. Yet the Democrats' 'cure for what ails ya' is even more spending. Obama demands around $75 billion in new spending to stimulate the economy in 2013. "Keynesian Economics" is the insane belief that the economy can be stimulated by government spending. It provides the excuse to depart from common sense that allows politicians to ignore the alarm bells. It is ludicrous mainly because our government doesn't have any money to spend. If the government had a surplus saved...
  • Figures. Obama’s Life Story at Senator Inouye’s Funeral Doesn’t Jibe With History

    12/24/2012 7:43:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | december 23, 2012 | jim hoft
    It’s already been discussed that Barack Obama’s eulogy at Senator Inouy’s memorial in Washington DC was a tribute to himself and not the late Hawaiian senator. Obama spoke for 10 minutes about himself and his life story, barely mentioning the life of Senator Inouye. But it’s worse than that. Barack Obama distorted his life story in order to include Senator Inouye in his talk. Jack Cashill at American Thinker reported:
  • Christmas Comes Early for MOTUS with Her 4th In A Row Fabulous 50 Blog Award

    12/24/2012 6:39:11 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-24-2012 | MOTUS
    Woo-Hoo! MOTUS already got her first-est and best-est Christmas present! The coveted Doug Ross Fab Fifty 2012 Medallion!!!! That’s right: MOTUS has now won the the prestigious award in the category “Best First Lady Blog” 4 big years in a row! As you can imagine, the competition was brutal in that category. Anyway, it’s a record! At least for me.(snip) So before MOTUS gets about her very busy day I just want say thanks to all of you in the only way I know possible: a picture of Lady M that doesn’t include either the face or the butt: Yet...
  • Obama saves Earth from Apocalypse: what's next?

    12/23/2012 6:41:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12-23-12 | Oleg Atbashian
    As we celebrate our narrow escape from the Mayan-Republican Apocalypse of December 21, 2012, the American media is living up to its reputation as the people's fearless truth-teller, by correctly attributing our miraculous collective salvation to Barack Obama. The consensus among the media experts and celebrities can be best expressed by this unbiased quote from CNN: "If you don't think Obama is god, you're just stupid." According to an ancient prophecy, the Mayan calendar would end on 12/21/2012 with a big comet (or other large-caliber assault weapon that the NRA protects from government control) falling off a physical cliff and...
  • (Vanity) Obama Gets Busted, or Never So Few

    12/23/2012 5:51:25 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-23-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Early in his first term, Barack Obama raised a lot of eyebrows by his (now-infamous) action of returning to the British a bust of Winston Churchill. This error was compounded by giving as a gift to the British Prime minister a gift of DVDs of classic American movies, in a format incompatible with British DVD players. A lot of time was spent either rationalizing this behaviour away, or analyzing it, but the consensus, after a time, was Officially DeclaredTM to be a mixture of "SQUIRREL!" and "Anti-Imperialist" together with references to the Brit treatment of the Mau-Maus in Africa, hints...
  • Maria Bartiromo Destroys Senator Ben Cardin

    12/23/2012 5:49:30 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 10 replies
    Maria Bartiromo challenges Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin to offer specifics on what spending cuts he would be willing to support, accusing both sides of talking generally about a "balanced approach" but failing ot reach an agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.
  • 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....
  • The Lessons from Plan B

    12/22/2012 1:58:48 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | December 21, 2012 | By Joshua Withrow
    If President Obama and Senator Reid were actually negotiating in good faith, then one could argue that Speaker Boehner's Plan B was an acceptable, if unpalatable, compromise. After all, it permanently extended the current tax rates for very nearly all Americans, eliminating the annual game of chicken in Congress over whether our taxes will automatically increase. But the President and Senator Reid made very clear that they are not interested in compromise, and that Boehner's offer was dead on arrival in the Senate because it did not raise taxes on enough people. This is not a negotiation on President Obama's...
  • Stickin' It to The Man

    12/22/2012 10:04:16 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 12/22/2012 | Cindy Simpson
    Obviously, most won't admit or recognize that they're afflicted with Stick-it-to-The-Man-e-osis. In their feverish state, many Obama-supporters believe that they won a "mandate" to Obama-money, whether it grows on trees or piles up in bottomless stashes of The Man. But some have woken up from their delirium to find, instead of gas in their car's tanks and paid-off mortgages, pink slips in their mailboxes or reduced working hours. Others will find that they will probably not be able to keep either their doctor or their insurance, and that a very powerful Man -- Uncle Sam -- has invited himself into...
  • Hawaii Flashback: President Obama Golfing With Pal Nabbed in Prostitution Sting

    12/22/2012 10:07:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/14/11 | Jake Tapper
    HONOLULU, Hawaii — President Obama is golfing at Mamala Bay Golf Course at Hickam Air Force Base in a group that includes White House travel director Marvin Nicholson and Hawaiian pal Robert “Bobby” Titcomb, who was arrested in April on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute. In April, Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover prostitution sting operation, according to Honolulu police. Titcomb, an airline employee and commercial fisherman, has been friends with the president since they attended Honolulu’s elite Punahou School together in the 1970s.
  • FLASHBACK: CLINTON REQUESTS $60 MILLION TO PUT COPS IN SCHOOLS

    Today, the same elite media who no doubt send their own kids to private schools that employ armed security, just can't stop howling ridicule at the NRA's idea to give every student in America those same protections. Because the NRA's idea is so appealing, as I write this, the media's going overboard, mocking it as bizarre, crazy, and out of touch. This is how the media works to silence and vilify the opposition and to ensure that only their ideas control The Narrative. The media doesn't care about securing our schools; they only care about coming after our guns and...
  • America’s Law Professor-in-Chief: “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”

    12/22/2012 10:51:48 AM PST · by RobaWho · 26 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | 12-22-2012 | Rob Cunningham
    Our “Constitutional Law Professor” in Chief was born to parents that openly hated America, raised by an atheist mother that despised America, idolized an absentee Kenyan father that deeply hated America, later raised by atheist grandparents that hated America and whom personally appointed a known Communist Party agent to be Obama’s personal mentor. He was “spiritually counseled” for 20 years by an anti-American Preacher of Black Liberation Theology, a preacher of hate that eventually introduced our esteemed President to a woman that admitted to never being proud of America a day in her life. There can be no doubt Barack’s...
  • Pressure grows on Senate Democrats to act on ‘fiscal cliff’

    12/22/2012 10:09:35 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is resisting pressure from Republicans pushing for the Senate to take a more active role to avoid the “fiscal cliff” after House legislation stalled Thursday. Reid has rejected Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) assertion that avoiding the fiscal cliff now depends on President Obama working out a deal with the Senate. Reid’s allies said it is unrealistic to expect him and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to step in and hammer out an eleventh-hour agreement. On Friday, Reid dismissed McConnell’s proposal that he bring to the floor legislation extending tax rates that could be...
  • Obama Vacations Again On Our Dime: Where's Jake Tapper Now?

    12/22/2012 7:46:04 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-22-2012 | MOTUS
    “Closed until next year” It’s a good thing Big Guy doesn’t have Jake Tapper to kick around any more.(snip)As I noted the other day, just because Big Guy said “I don’t think I’ve been on vacation,” doesn’t mean he hasn’t been. (snip)the balance of this post is dedicated to your recipes for Sweets and Treats.This is my traditional Christmas bread because I’m always so busy this time of year I forget to eat the bananas and they all turn black and mushy. As it turns out, that is the key to: Best Ever Banana Bread 2 ripe bananas mashed (by...
  • NBC Fawns Over 'White House Christmas,' But Ignores Cost of Obama Vacation to Taxpayers

    12/22/2012 7:41:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    NBC Fawns Over 'White House Christmas,' But Ignores Cost of Obama Vacation to Taxpayers By Matt Hadro | December 19, 2012 | 16:23 Missing from NBC's rosy Wednesday interview of Michelle Obama is her family vacation's cost to taxpayers. Reports are that the taxpayer bill for the Hawaii vacation will top $4 million. "Come Christmas the First Family, Bo included, will head some 5,000 miles away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," Today contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager said during NBC's "A White House Christmas" segment. "After an exciting but exhausting election season, the Obamas are happy to take this time to...
  • Heartless Obama Refuses to Let a Good Tragedy Go to Waste

    12/22/2012 7:17:37 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/20/12 | Rob Binsrick
    During the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff and how politicians in Washington are hoping to avert the cliff and instead just steer the economy toward its continuing downward slope, there has been a plethora of rhetoric spewing from both sides of the debate. But yesterday Barack Obama took the honor for most irrelevant and most heartless rhetoric when he invoked the tragedies of Superstorm Sandy and the Sandy Hook elementary school killings to try to shame Republicans into caving to his proposals.
  • Obama proposes Social Security cuts

    12/22/2012 7:09:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 12/20/12 | Patrick Martin
    Obama proposes Social Security cutsPatrick Martin 20 December 2012 **SNIP** The White House decision to propose cuts in future Social Security benefits is of enormous political significance. Social Security has long been characterized as the “third rail” of American politics—touch it and you die. Obama and Boehner are seeking to break this taboo and create a new political framework for imposing brutal austerity measures on working people. Whatever the immediate outcome of the talks in Washington, whether or not a deal is reached before December 31, the overall direction is clear: entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are...
  • 56%: Obama's Approval Soars to 3-Year High

    12/22/2012 6:34:40 AM PST · by Cheerio · 52 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 21, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama's job approval soared to a three-year high as of Tuesday night, according to the Gallup poll, hitting 56 percent for the first time since the fall of 2009.
  • Advertising guru blames Obama's 'class warfare' for Hamptons mansion sale

    12/22/2012 6:22:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2012 | JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and SELIM ALGAR
    He got taxed out of town. Legendary advertising guru Jerry Della Femina is the latest Hamptons fat cat to unload his East End spread at the precipice of the dreaded fiscal cliff, The Post has learned. The flamboyant Madison Avenue guru has sold his 8,500-square-foot estate — the host of many legendary Hamptons bashes — for $25 million, and blames his flight squarely on President Obama’s fiscal policies. “I want the proceeds of this sale to go to my kids and my grandkids,” said the man behind iconic ad campaigns for Meow Mix and Absolut Vodka. “I don’t want my...
  • Obama tries to rescue fiscal talks for post-Christmas deal

    12/22/2012 5:46:49 AM PST · by MulberryDraw · 9 replies
    Rooters ^ | 12/21/12 | David Lawder and Roberta Rampton
    The White House on Friday tried to rescue stalled talks on a fiscal crisis after a Republican plan imploded in Congress, but there was little headway as lawmakers and President Barack Obama abandoned Washington for Christmas. In remarks before flying to Hawaii for a break...
  • 10 Facts for Liberals: Why Gun Control Can't Stop Another Newtown Massacre

    12/22/2012 4:15:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | John Hawkins
    There are now calls from the Left for gun control legislation in response to Adam Lanza's unconscionable mass killing of innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary. However, very few people seem to be asking the most basic question of all before getting started: What gun control legislation could have stopped Adam Lanza? The answer is "none." Let's consider a few alternatives: 1) The school was already a "gun free zone;" so obviously that wasn't effective. Of course, the sort of people who would respect a "gun free zone" in the first place are the very ones you wouldn't have...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Gun Control in Obamaland

    12/22/2012 4:01:56 AM PST · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    FACTS ARE THE STUBBORNEST OF THINGS Of the 5 worst shooting rampages, only one happened in America, and none were carried out by Americans. Of the 5 worst massacres, two were carried out by Asians and one by an African constable. Only two were carried out by white men. The next man on the list was Latino. None were carried out by Americans. Two of the killers, William Unek in the Belgian Congo and Woo Bum-Kon of South Korea were police officers. The United States homicide rate doubled between the 1900s and the 1920s. It declined in the wartime...
  • All About Him! Obama spends 10 minutes relecting on himself during Daniel Inouye's Funeral

    12/22/2012 4:11:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | december 21, 2012
    Unbelievable - During funeral for Senator Daniel Inouye, Obama diverts remembering Inouye for by speaking of himself for about 10 minutes
  • Obama issues call for gun ban

    12/21/2012 9:40:04 AM PST · by pabianice · 103 replies
    messages @whitehouse.gov ^ | 12/21/12 | Reed
    A Message from President Obama about Your Petition on Reducing Gun Violence In the days since the tragedy in Newtown, Americans from all over the country have called for action to deter mass shootings and reduce gun violence. Hundreds of thousands of you have signed petitions on We the People. I'm writing you today to thank you for speaking up, to update you on an important development, and to encourage you to continue engaging with the White House on this critical issue. First, you should know that President Obama is paying close to attention to the public response to this...
  • President Nominates Senator Kerry for Secretary of State Job

    12/21/2012 8:03:47 PM PST · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama tabbed Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) as the person he wants to succeed the ailing Hillary Clinton as the nation's Secretary of State. While the move was not unexpected, the President said “it is imperative that the transition be accelerated before Secretary Clinton's memory loss becomes too severe and the encroaching dementia of an elderly woman erases or muddles vital knowledge that needs to be passed on.” The President also cited the recently released report critical of massive dereliction of duty by key State Department personnel in the September terrorist attack on the Benghazi Consulate as a spur...