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  • The GOP should destroy Obama. Now is the time.

    02/07/2013 1:41:51 PM PST · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-06-13 | DrJohn
    Do you know who was Speaker of the House under Calvin Coolidge? Herbert Hoover? FDR? Keep that thought in mind. CBS Political Director John Dickerson suggested that Barack Obama ought to destroy the GOP The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat. … Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. Through a...
  • Consumer Confidence, Flippers and Other Headaches for Housing

    02/07/2013 1:10:04 PM PST · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Bloomberg Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning and it shows slight improvement to -36.3. Consumer confidence has not been above -30 since 2008. A still sluggish housing market (despite record low mortgage rates) is partly to blame. The worst recovery since WWII is also to blame. But what is really noticeable in the chart is that Consumer Confidence fell below 0 in the latter half of 2001 and only breached 0 on the upside for a brief time in Q1 2007. Apparently, the government’s efforts to push home ownership did not placate nervous investors after the recession of...
  • (V): The Way To Solve Our Debt: Sell California

    02/07/2013 1:02:38 PM PST · by OrangeHoof · 27 replies
    my fertile brain | 02-07-2013 | OrangeHoof
    America is up to their eyebrows in debt and fixing to get worse. Well, if this were a normal American family, they would sell off some of the possessions they think could get their finances back on firm ground. Government doesn't seem to work that way. They just print more money (inflationary) or borrow money from other countries (exploding the debt). Not good. America seems to have no appetite for tightening their fiscal belts either so perhaps it is time to sell off a few assets. Alaska might be a good choice but it is a tough sell because it...
  • Young Americans Unemployed

    02/07/2013 11:49:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 7, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    A comprehensive new Harvard University report on Americans under 30, the so-called Millennials, shows that the economy is having a crushing impact, with just 62 percent working, and of those, half are toiling at part-time jobs. The report, released by Harvard's Institute of Politics, paints a depressing economic portrait of young Americans, many of whom are stuck with huge college tuition bills and little chance of finding a high-paying job. But over half, or 59 percent of those aged 18-29, have gone to college and The report reveals that time in college is a better sign of social status than...
  • Panetta says he personally told Obama about Benghazi attack

    02/07/2013 11:24:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    wash times ^ | 2/7/13 | g taylor
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta revealed on Thursday that he personally broke the news to President Obama that an attack was unfolding on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. Mr. Panetta said he was given an alert about the attack just before arriving at the White House for an unrelated and prescheduled meeting with the president. “It’s something I introduced to the president,” the defense secretary said, acknowledging for the first time that he and Mr. Obama were well aware that the attack was occurring while they met at the White House that day. Mr....
  • Benghazi Debacle- Obama MIA Night of Attack, No Help Sent Once Attack Underway

    02/07/2013 11:06:57 AM PST · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-07-13 | Curt
    Today's hearing on Benghazi is just sad. We have the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the outgoing Secretary of Defense testifying to the Senate hearing that even though it was 9/11, who everyone and their mother understood is the anniversary of the worst attack on American soil...even though, due in no small part to Obama's actions, Libya had become a hotbed of al-Qaeda activity, AND even though the ambassador to Libya had sent warning of impending threats, they did nothing to ensure the security of the embassy and our citizens. Their excuse? “The United States military is...
  • Random Thoughts: Please Don’t Blow Us Up, Obama

    02/07/2013 10:29:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    IMAO ^ | February 7, 2013 | Frank J.
    Isn’t “the only defense for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” basically the premise for every Hollywood action movie? Well, I guess sometimes it’s “the only defense against a bad guy with kung fu is a good guy with kung fu.” In America, the president isn’t supposed to be like a dad. He’s supposed to be like a butler we order to do the things we don’t want to. The president isn’t the leader of the country; he’s the leader of the least part of the country: the government. He’s king of the...
  • Obama's Amerika: 1984 or Brave New World???

    02/07/2013 9:56:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-7-2013 | MOTUS
    “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” Aldous Huxley, Berkeley, March 20, 1962 Given the current debate over whether our world lists more towards...
  • Jennifer Griffin Reports On Obama Gun Running To Syria

    02/07/2013 9:18:55 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 144 replies
    Griffin just reported that during John Brennan's hearing, Senators are asking if Obama, The State Department and the Defense Department.. WERE ARMING SYRIAN REBELS VIA WEAPONS OUT OF LIBYA. Now Leon Penetta is admitting he and Hillary REQUESTED to do this. Even though Hillary said in her hearing she knew nothing about it. Hillary has been caught in a HUGE lie!
  • They Are Getting Ready: "No Obvious Reason" For Why China Is Massively Boosting Stockpiles

    02/07/2013 8:07:42 AM PST · by Fennie · 42 replies
    SHTF ^ | January 9, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    United Nations agricultural experts are reporting confusion, after figures show that China imported 2.6 million tons of rice in 2012, substantially more than a four-fold increase over the 575,000 tons imported in 2011. The confusion stems from the fact that there is no obvious reason for vastly increased imports, since there has been no rice shortage in China. The speculation is that Chinese importers are taking advantage of low international prices, but all that means is that China's own vast supplies of domestically grown rice are being stockpiled. Why would China suddenly be stockpiling millions of tons of rice for...
  • US newspapers accused of complicity as drone report reopens security debate

    02/07/2013 6:15:27 AM PST · by Cheerio · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6 February 2013 | Karen McVeigh
    New York Times and Washington Post knew about secret drone base in Saudi Arabia but agreed not to disclose it to the public US news organisations are facing accusations of complicity after it emerged that they bowed to pressure from the Obama administration not to disclose the existence of a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia despite knowing about it for a year. Amid renewed scrutiny over the Obama administration's secrecy over its targeted killing programme, media analysts and national security experts said the revelation that some newspapers had co-operated over the drone base had reopened the debate over the...
  • Mark Levin: Obama Defies Federal Courts and Federal Law

    02/07/2013 5:34:49 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2/6/2013 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin says that Obama has now created a constitutional crisis: We have a rogue board call the National Labor Relations Board. … Three people are sitting there unconstitutionally issuing opinions involving business and labor unions. The court ruled that they don’t have any power because Obama didn’t have the power to rule the Senate in recess and to make those appointments. Obama doesn’t have the power to change the welfare statute to eliminate work. Obama doesn’t have all kinds of power that he’s exercising. Neither does his bureaucracy over there at the EPA and so forth.
  • MILLER: Obama’s traveling gun show

    02/07/2013 4:44:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Emily Miller
    President Obama hit the road Monday on a nationwide gun-grabbing tour. His show doesn’t have many fans inside the Beltway, since being seen favoring gun control can be the kiss of death for senators with rural constituencies. So Mr. Obama is trying to shore up fence-sitting members by bringing his community organizing skills to their districts. His first stop was Minnesota. “I need everybody who’s listening to keep the pressure on your member of Congress to do the right thing,” said Mr. Obama, surrounded by uniformed officers at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center. “Ask them if they support...
  • Gun Violence: What Can Be Done to Save Lives

    02/06/2013 9:37:11 PM PST · by honestabe010 · 22 replies
    Times Square Gossip ^ | Brian Woodward
    "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed."- Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787 These are eloquent words spoken by as educated of a man as there was at the time. Noah Webster is an American icon, an editor of the Federalist Papers, an eminent author, and an opponent of slavery. He also lived in a different era where different...
  • Chris Rock: Obama 'boss' of America, president and Michelle Obama 'mom and dad'

    02/06/2013 5:45:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 6. 2013 | Joe Newby
    On Wednesday, comedian Chris Rock appeared on Capitol Hill with other celebrities to express support for Obama's gun control proposals. While there, he called the president America's "boss" and said that he and First Lady Michelle Obama are the country's parents. "I am just here to support the President of the United States," he said. "President of the United States is our boss, but he is also... you know, the president and the first lady are kinda like the mom and the dad of the country. And when your dad says something you listen, and when you don't it will...
  • Obama seeks to reset relationship with Netanyahu

    02/06/2013 5:28:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2013 8:05 PM EST | Julie Pace
    After a long and chilly four years, Barack Obama hopes to reset his relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he makes his first trip to Israel as president this spring. Obama won’t be carrying any big new Mideast peace plans when he embarks on the trip, which will also include a stop in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, officials say. But repairing the relationship with Netanyahu, a key ally with whom Obama has often been at odds, could itself be a crucial step toward reopening a pathway to peace in the region. … Despite the deep ties between the...
  • Christie launches attack on feds' flood insurance program (MSM buries the story)

    02/06/2013 4:53:23 PM PST · by dirtboy · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer / Philly.com ^ | 2/5/13 (2/6/13 print edition) | Matt Katz
    Sandy-related salvo against the Obama administration, Gov. Christie slammed the National Flood Insurance Program today, saying that the pace of its payouts to victims of Sandy has "stunk." During a news conference in this small community on the Raritan Bay that was ravaged by Sandy, Christie said that 30 percent of flood insurance claims, which are paid by the federal government, have been resolved, compared to 85 percent of homeowners' insurance claims, which are paid directly by insurance companies. "I've been as patient as I'm going to be...and now I'm going to turn my special brand of love and affection...
  • White House OKs Drone Strikes On American Suspects Abroad

    02/06/2013 5:08:21 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Drone Wars: A government memo concludes the U.S. can order the killing of American citizens believed to be tied to al-Qaida, with the White House acting as judge, jury and executioner. Gee, what about due process? Those of us who remember the condemnation and scorn heaped on President George W. Bush by liberals and civil libertarians for his post-9/11 security measures are bemused by the Obama administration's official declaration of the right to kill Americans abroad through the use of drone strikes. And it's based on the idea that a single White House official can decide whether the individual in...
  • Obama Tells NARAL: We Celebrate Roe, 55 Million Abortions

    02/06/2013 4:34:52 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | February 6, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    In a videotaped address to the NARAL pro-abortion group last night, President Barack Obama told the organization that he celebrates the Roe v. Wade decision, that has resulted in well over 55 million abortions.“Tonight we celebrate the historic Roe v. Wade decision handed down 40 years ago, but we also gather to recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care,” Obama said in the videotaped message.“Tonight we celebrate the historic Roe v. Wade decision handed down 40 years ago, but we also gather to...
  • Obama's pick to head Dept of Interior gets the nod from environmentalists

    02/06/2013 3:13:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/13 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalists have cheered the decision by the Obama administration to tap Recreational Equipment Inc. CEO Sally Jewell as secretary of the interior, a position to be vacated by Ken Salazar. “In Jewell, President Obama chose a leader with a demonstrated commitment to preserving the higher purposes public lands hold for all Americans – recreation, adventure, and enjoyment,” Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune said in a statement. “Jewell’s unique experience and her love of America’s outdoors will be invaluable to the stewardship of the waters, lands and wildlife we’ve been entrusted to protect for our children,” said Frances Beinecke, president...