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  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long

    02/27/2013 8:43:35 AM PST · by safetysign · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said.
  • Obama Will Meet With Congressional Leaders On Spending Cuts Friday

    02/27/2013 8:29:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | February 27, 2013 | Jeff Mason And Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with top congressional leaders on Friday to discuss the deep, automatic U.S. government spending cuts slated to go into effect that day, congressional and White House officials said on Wednesday.
  • Obama Demagoguery Supplemented By A Touch Of Cruelty

    02/27/2013 8:08:17 AM PST · by Dysart · 5 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | 2-27-13 | Peter Wehner
    In the Great Sequestration Debate, here’s what we know: (a) The president has patrimony of an idea he now characterizes as a brutal and senseless assault on America. (b) The president and his then-chief of staff, Jack Lew, misled the public about their role in giving birth to the sequester idea. (c) House Republicans have twice passed legislation to avoid the sequester cuts with carefully targeted ones, but Senate Democrats refused to act. (d) Mr. Obama has brushed off a Republican plan to give him flexibility to allocate the $85 billion in spending cuts, which makes no sense if the...
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'

    02/27/2013 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said. "Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not...
  • Obama's Big Brave Decision: "Don't Make Me Decide!"

    02/27/2013 7:58:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-27-2013 | MOTUS
    The Zip reports that Big Guy will decline the offer from the GOP to make sequester cuts as he sees fit: President Obama told Virginians that he doesn’t want Congress to give him the authority to implement the sequestration cuts as he sees fit, just minutes after denounced the law for requiring across-the-board cuts. See, here’s the thing: BO doesn’t do decisions. He gives orders; big difference: “You don’t want to have to choose between, let’s see, do I close funding for the disabled kid, or the poor kid? Do I close this Navy shipyard or some other one?” For...
  • Release of Hundreds of Illegals Ahead of Cuts 'Height of Absurdity'

    02/27/2013 7:45:28 AM PST · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Feb 2013 | Todd Beamon
    Arizona officials — from the statehouse to Capitol Hill — were outraged on Tuesday at the Obama administration’s release of hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails to save money as huge budget cuts loom. “I’m appalled to learn the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun to release hundreds of illegal aliens from custody, the first of potentially thousands to soon be freed under the guise of federal budget cuts,” said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has long battled the White House on immigration matters. “This is pure political posturing and the height of absurdity, given that the...
  • Obama’s Fear of Spending Cuts

    02/27/2013 6:49:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2013 | Michael Tanner
    According to President Obama, the $62 billion in new taxes this year imposed as part of the fiscal-cliff deal will have no effect on economic growth. In fact, the president believes that he can safely impose another $58 billion in tax increases to replace spending cuts from the upcoming sequester. And, of course, Obamacare’s almost $42 billion in new taxes (and regulations) in 2013 don’t have any impact on hiring or investment. But, the president says, the $44 billion in cuts this year resulting from the sequester will throw the U.S. economy back into recession. The president seems to labor...
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • Oscars: An American Embarrassment!!!

    02/27/2013 6:12:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-25-2013 | MOTUS
    I wasn’t going to do a review of the Oscars today, because really: what’s the point? I was planning to skip my commentary and just link you to this guy, who seems to know more about Hollywood than anyone could possibly wish to know. Then, it happened: Lady M decided to butt in, so now I’ve got to say something about the Academy Awards. So here goes: Worst. Oscars. Ever. Seriously bad. Worse than a bad migraine bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. And not just because our First Lady decided her presence would add something to the most egregious showcase of...
  • The Clarity of the Obama Sequester

    02/27/2013 4:49:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    President Obama's sequester -- he designed it, he demanded it, and it is about to kick in -- will have many consequences, some bad, some very helpful. On the negative side, Stars & Stripes reports that Department of Defense officials are exploring how to collapse the school week to four days at some schools on military bases that serve the children of our troops. This is an incredible admission of the president's indifference to the troops he leads. As he has played politics for the past four months since his re-election, he has used the military and its personnel and...
  • Sequester Comes Early - Obama Releases Illegal Immigrant Detainees

    02/27/2013 4:44:04 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/27/13 | LD Jackson
    Folks, we should have seen this one coming. For weeks, President Obama has campaigned across the country about the effects of the sequester that will begin on March 1. We have heard him make the outrageous claims and insert hyperbole and fear mongering into nearly every public appearance. Head Start will have to shut down, border security will have to be relaxed, firefighters will have to let the fires burn, police officers will have to let criminals walk free, etc., ad nauseam. Obama is even tweeting about how the sequester will affect our military readiness, which is a new low,...
  • 5 Reasons ObamaCare Will Add Far More Than $6.2 Trillion To Deficits

    02/27/2013 4:07:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/26/2013 | John Merline
    On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions touted a government report that blew a $6.2 trillion hole in President Obama's promise that his signature health reform wouldn't add a dime to the deficit. According to the report by the Government Accountability Office, that promise rested entirely on several cost-control mechanisms in ObamaCare that almost no one thinks will work. [snip] Still, bad as this $6.2 trillion deficit boost is, the real figure is likely to be much higher, since the GAO is still being far too optimistic about the rest of ObamaCare. Here are five big assumptions the GAO makes that aren't...
  • FUN with Dictators!

    02/27/2013 2:45:01 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies

    02/26/2013 9:51:27 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-26-2013 | Robert Reich
    REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies Robert Reich, ContributorFebruary 26, 2013, 7:20 PMPete Souza (Official White House Photograph) The White House apparently believes the best way to strengthen its hand in the upcoming “sequester” showdown with Republicans is to tell Americans how awful the spending cuts will be, and blame Republicans for them. It won’t work. These tactical messages are getting in the way of the larger truth, which the President must hammer home: The Republicans’ austerity economics and trickle-down economics are dangerous, bald-faced lies. Yes, the pending spending cuts will hurt. But even if some Americans...
  • First lady of publicity? Outcry over Michelle Obama´s FIVE television appearances in past two

    02/26/2013 9:26:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/13 | Beth Stebner
    The first lady has come under criticism for her recent media blitz, with some lambasting her for her unprecedented number of appearances on entertainment and programs. Michelle Obama has certainly made the rounds in the past week, from promoting an anti-obesity campaign with late night host Jimmy Fallon to her surprise Oscars appearance announcing the Best Picture winner. Critics complain that Mrs Obama is overstepping her reach and risks losing favor with the public for being overexposed.
  • Sequestration affects the White House

    02/26/2013 8:11:03 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 2 replies
    Future News Now | 2-26-13 | Retired Texas Vet
    FNN Exclusive: The President, aka His Arrogance, has announced that sequestration will affect the Executive Branch, including the White House. Although His Arrogance is exempt from sequestration, Slow Joe is not. Although Slow Joe is a valued member of the White House team, Slow Joe (aka bucket of warm spit) is going to be laid off. Slow Joe said that he was disappointed, but like John Kerry-Heinz, his wife has a job and can take care of him. With all the free time, he is going to work on his hobby of being a circus clown. With his past experience...
  • Bernanke: “I think we have belts, suspenders — two pairs of suspenders”

    02/26/2013 6:55:17 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/26/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in the US Senate today and here is an excerpt of his testimony and Q&A. SHELBY: Mr. Chairman… The portfolio or the balance sheet of the Fed, you said it’s $3 trillion, more or less… BERNANKE: I didn’t say, but yes, that’s about right? SHELBY: Is that about right? BERNANKE: Yes, sir. SHELBY: But you said it then, didn’t you? It’s about $3 trillion. BERNANKE: Yes, sir. SHELBY: Is — you studied the Fed a long time before you ever came to the Fed. Has there ever been that type of balance sheet close...
  • Levin Goes Nuclear Over Hagel: Screw Our Allies! It's A Victory For Obama!

    02/26/2013 5:55:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/26/13 | DailyRushbo
    Mark unleashes... -heck
  • What you did last Friday (OFA anti-2A rent-a-mob pics)

    02/26/2013 5:45:58 PM PST · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Obama post-election campaign email
    Right now, add your name to say you'll keep the heat on Congress until they vote on sensible solutions to reduce gun violence. Matt -- We know a thing or two about making change. We know that doing big things means all of us doing what we can, where we live. That couldn't have been clearer on Friday for the national gun violence Day of Action. We had 117 events in congressional districts across the country. Thousands of supporters joined in, and thousands more called and tweeted at your representatives, demanding real action from Washington to reduce gun violence. On...
  • Senator: If Boehner Agree’s To Tax Hikes He’s Finished As Speaker

    02/26/2013 5:27:46 PM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-26-13 | Curt
    Is he right? I don't think so. Boehner has caved many times already and he still got elected to the speakership. How many times have I pondered 'is THIS the time the Republicans will show some backbone' and each time I am disappointed. Girding for disappointment again: WI Sen. Ron Johnson warned yesterday that he believes John Boehner would lose his speakership if he caved on higher taxes. "I don't quite honestly believe that Speaker Boehner would be speaker if that happens. I think he would lose his speakership," Johnson told FOX News' "Special Report. Boehner is sending the right...