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  • Obama on Ferguson: 'I Don't Have Any Sympathy' for Protesters Burning Buildings

    11/25/2014 6:07:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/25/2014 | DEVIN DWYER
    With Ferguson, Missouri, bracing for a second night of violence and vandalism in the wake of the grand jury decision, President Obama warned protesters that “nothing of significance, nothing of benefit results from destructive acts.” “I’ve never seen a civil rights law or a health care bill or an immigration bill result because a car got burned,” Obama said at an afternoon event in Chicago today originally scheduled to promote his recent immigration action. "It happened because people vote. It happened because people mobilized. It happened because people organized.” he president, who was briefed earlier today on the situation in...
  • Understanding the Nihilist in the White House

    11/25/2014 5:51:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jean Kaufman
    Obama is bent on destruction rather than creation, because destruction for its own sake is also part of the arsenal of nihilism.Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan is an example of a type of person with a good mind who has huge pockets of — I’m not sure exactly what to call it. Naivete? Trust? Idealism? Lack of comprehension? Almost willful blindness? She often gets to a certain point in understanding someone or something and then stops, refusing to open the door of the room she stands before, afraid to look inside. Or she opens it...
  • Did pressure on Gitmo releases doom Hagel?

    11/25/2014 5:11:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s no secret that Barack Obama wants to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, although his zeal for the project has often been questioned. Obama’s first action as President consisted of a directive to close the prison, but almost six years later, it’s still in operation — and relatively popular, at least in contrast with the alternatives. Obama has embarked on a strategy to close Gitmo through default by emptying it of its detainees, but there has been one impediment to that strategy. Congress requires the Secretary of Defense to attest that any released detainees pose no threat...
  • Obama says Ferguson looters and lawbreakers should be prosecuted

    11/25/2014 4:21:14 PM PST · by bestintxas · 52 replies
    wash times ^ | 11/25/14 | b wolfgang
    After his appeals largely were disregarded Monday night, President Obama on Tuesday again pleaded for calm and restraint in Ferguson, Mo., and across the country — but this time he also had a warning for those who have resorted to violence, saying looters and anyone else who breaks the law should be prosecuted. “There are productive ways of responding and expressing those frustrations and there are destructive ways of responding. Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk — that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it,” the president said during a speech in Chicago. “Those are criminal...
  • Russian Official: Ferguson Highlights ‘Serious Challenges to American Society and its Stability’

    11/25/2014 3:09:24 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    stlouis.cbslocal.com ^ | November 25, 2014
    MOSCOW (CBS St. Louis/AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. The comments by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, were among the sharpest from a foreign official as images of violent protests in Ferguson topped newscasts around the world. The protests came after a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown. “The developments in Ferguson and other cities highlight serious challenges to the...
  • Obama has the reverse Midas Touch

    11/25/2014 2:48:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Foreign policy a disaster. Economy, employment a disaster. Healthcare a disaster. Energy policy a disaster. Race relations a disaster. Military preparedness a disaster. Border security a disaster. National security a disaster. America's standing in the world a disaster. Is there anything this man has touched that has not turned to shinola?
  • Missouri Lt. Gov. Rips Gov. Nixon Over Lack of National Guard Presence in Ferguson

    11/25/2014 2:40:13 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2014, 8:20 AM PDT | Bob Price
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) came under political fire from his Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) for failing to deploy the Missouri National Guard in Ferguson before rioting got out of control. Kinder appeared on Fox News Tuesday morning with Martha MacCallum and expressed strong criticism about the Governor’s lack of action and lack of communication. “You know what the difference is between an executive and a Senator or Member of Congress?” Kinder asked MacCallum. He then answered his own question stating, “You actually have to do something.” Thus began a very angry commentary by the Missouri Lt. Governor against...
  • Flournoy drops out of running for Pentagon job

    11/25/2014 2:25:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    Michčle Flournoy, a former Pentagon official who was viewed as a front-runner to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of contention for the Cabinet post. Flournoy on Tuesday sent a letter to the board of directors for the Center for a New American Security saying she plans to remain in her position as the think tank’s chief executive officer,Foreign Policy reported. Flournoy had previously served as undersecretary of Defense for policy from 2009 to 2012, working under both Robert Gates and Leon Panetta. She was viewed as a possible replacement for Panetta when he announced his...
  • Under Obama’s action, many of those protected from deportation will also be eligible for benefits

    11/25/2014 1:46:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2014 | Karen Tumulty
    Under President Obama's new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official confirmed. In his speech on Thursday night, the president touted his plan as a means of bringing accountability to a broken system. "We’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens or [legal] residents. If you register, pass a criminal background check and you’re willing to pay...
  • Obama's Big Ferguson Failure

    11/25/2014 1:10:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Interest ^ | November 25, 2014 | Robert W. Merry
    "This is precisely what presidents of the United States should not do in such circumstances."President Obama’s statement issued in the White House pressroom minutes after the announcement of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson wasn’t just a botch. It was a tragic botch. On the surface, the president sought to strike a measured and balanced tone, and he hit many of the right notes in his brief statement—to wit, we are a nation of laws, the decision was the grand jury’s to make, there is no excuse for violence, and so on and so forth....
  • The Media, Politicians, and Agitators Care Only About Feelings Not Facts

    11/25/2014 12:39:05 PM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title - "The Police and Grand Jury Can't Win! The Media, Politicians, and Agitators Care Only About Feelings Not Facts" RUSH: All right. Let me see if I can explain this. During the break at the top of the hour I was watching CNN, and at the moment on CNN, Benjamin Crump, the family attorney for the gentle giant is holding court. He's conducting a press conference, and standing right next to him on his right, camera left, is the Reverend Sharpton. We cannot see the audience, which we assume to be accredited journalists and other agitators -- uh,...
  • Injustice in Ferguson; ‘It’s An Understandable Reaction

    11/25/2014 12:34:12 PM PST · by Iron Eagle · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11-25-14 | Richard Kelsey
    Looters rule the streets while cars and businesses burn. Criminals repudiate with violence our American values, our justice system, and our sense of decency and decorum. Weak, pathetic politicians spur the criminals on with tacit approval, if not outright inflammatory suggestions. President Obama said in one sentence that we are a nation of laws, and then in a second sentence suggested that people were angry, and their reaction was understandable. How’s that, Mr. Obama? If the process was just, then the outcome was just. Why are people understandably angry at a just outcome? Does that understandable anger permit lawlessness? APTOPIX...
  • Everybody Thinks Obama Called for Calm

    11/25/2014 12:16:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Oh, yeah. I'm gonna get to Obama last night. Oh, man, am I gonna get to Obama last night. Everybody thinks Obama called for calm last night. That's what everybody thinks. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So the president of the United States, Mr. Hope and Change, appeared somewhere in the White House (looked like the briefing room) last night shortly after ten o'clock after the DA in St. Louis had finished his announcement and explanation and taken a few questions. Obama came out and... Well, he called for calm. But then he went on and spoke for 20...
  • Will the Constitution Survive King Barack the Transformer?

    11/25/2014 12:23:11 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-25-14 | Vince
    What makes a tyrant? Dictionary.com defines tyrant thus: A sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly. In 1776 the 13 American colonies declared independence from just such a tyrant. Eleven years later the same 13 states came together to write a Constitution that was specifically crafted to thwart the emergence of a new tyrant. The laws were to be written in Congress, where discussion, debate and competing factions would keep them from consistently favoring one constituency over another. In turn those laws were to be executed by the President whose constituency was the whole country. That separation...
  • Flames of Ferguson Illuminate Age of Obama

    11/25/2014 12:21:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    When history remembers the Obama administration, the flames of Ferguson will light up our memories. It wasn’t just an AutoZone and Jade Nails burning up in the fires of Ferguson, it was also the “Hope” of 2008 going up in smoke. Instead of hope, the age of Obama has been characterized by racial division and discord. Obama and Holder commanded the police to behave themselves. The police behaved, and look what happened. Last week, members of the New Black Panther Party were arrested by state officials for plotting to use pipe bombs against the St. Louis Gateway Arch and for...
  • Peter King: President Obama should invite Officer Darren Wilson to the W.H.

    11/25/2014 11:36:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 25, 2014 | Kendall Breitman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rep. Peter King has a suggestion for the White House in dealing with the latest developments in Ferguson — invite Officer Darren Wilson over. “I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or invited him to the White House and said, ‘You’ve gone through four months of smear and slander, and the least we can do is tell you that it’s unfortunate that it happened and thank you for doing your job,’” the New York Republican told Fox Business on Tuesday. ---snip--- “I thought it was terrible how, over the last...
  • The Economist Pulls 'Anti-Semitic' Cartoon on Barack Obama and Iran

    11/25/2014 10:42:47 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 01/21/2014 | JTA
    The Economist removed a cartoon from an article on its internet edition that has been characterized as anti-Semitic. The cartoon was removed Tuesday from the weekly publication, where it ran alongside an article published on Jan. 18. The cartoon appears in the print edition of the magazine. An editor’s note appended at the end of the article titled “Negotiating with Iran: A Big Gap to Close,” about the difficulties between the United States and Iran over negotiating changes to Iran’s nuclear program, read: “The print edition of this story had a cartoon which inadvertently caused offense to some readers, so...
  • Obama picks Maxwell Smart as Secretary of Defense and Gender Equality

    11/25/2014 9:51:09 AM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 25, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Immediately upon hearing of Secretary Hagel's decision to resign, President Obama began His search for the best available replacement. Today, He announced His eagerly awaited choice for a successor. I have too many personal problems. Statement of President Obama: My fellow Americans, as you are well aware, I pledged soon after taking office in 2009 that My administration would be the most transparent ever. In keeping with My solemn vow, I want to tell you this evening about My most important actions over the past few days, and how I decided to take them, to make our already exceptional national security even better. A few days ago, My very close personal friend and scapegoat Republican...
  • America: a Banana Republic Without Bananas!

    11/25/2014 9:44:33 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    Congress must stop Obama's "Get Out of Jail Card" and "Pass Go, Collect Welfare" schemes. Impeach the President! Should U.S. taxpayers be expected to finance millions of the 12 million uneducated, unskilled, and often un-American illegal immigrants? I can defend the position that we should not finance legal immigrants? With Obama’s legalization of at least five million illegal aliens, he will turn America into a banana republic—without bananas. While many of the aliens covered are decent, hardworking people, many are not. I think this tragic immigration policy will create political, financial, and cultural anarchy. Since people from Mexico and South...
  • Ferguson window on Life in America over next two years

    11/25/2014 9:39:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    Reason why America is under siege: Community Organizer who gained the White House in 2008 never grew up to be president When it comes to present day Ferguson, Missouri, here’s the thing: Ferguson is the window on the final two years of Community Organizer Barack Obama in the White House. After last night, we now get a crystal clear view of what life in America will be like between today and 2016. It will be meticulously organized staged rage to government manufactured ‘racism’ all the way down to the finish line and beyond. Life in post-Constitution America will agonizingly unfold...
  • The real reason Michael Brown is dead

    11/25/2014 9:31:07 AM PST · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-25-14 | DrJohn
    The Michael Brown shooting was about race but it was not racially motivated. " a handful of folks"I watched Barack Obama inject himself into the Michael Brown grand jury news and I am confounded but not surprised. Obama had the chance to separate fact from fantasy and he did the opposite. The Michael Brown shooting was NOT racially motivated but something else was. The shooting of Michael Brown was caused by Michael Brown. The forensic evidence was that Brown's blood was present on Officer Darren Wilson's collar and his thigh. There was blood found on the outside of the police...
  • Obama the Tyrant

    11/25/2014 9:18:04 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 22 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 24, 2014 | by Bruce Thornton
    Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to 4 million illegal aliens exposes yet again the hypocrisy and cynicism of the most partisan administration in recent history. Typical of a president who seemingly can’t remember or doesn’t care what he has publicly told the people, Obama went ahead and took action that more than 20 times he had publicly said he couldn’t legally take¬¬. And he did so not because of some pressing “crisis” of illegals living “in the shadows,” a rationale that ignores the real crisis–– illegal deadbeats and thugs serially passing though a porous border in order to create mayhem...
  • Record Stocks & Plunging Gas Prices Send Consumer Confidence Tumbling, Biggest Miss Since June 2010

    11/25/2014 9:01:13 AM PST · by GilGil · 13 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11/25/2014 | Tyler Durden
    With business confidence at post-crisis lows (in the US and around the world), it is hardly surprising that consumer confidence would fade and at 88.7 (vs 96.0 expectations), this is the biggest miss since June 2010. It appears last month's exuberant surge/beat was anomalous as we tumble from 94.5 in October, in spite of tumbling gas prices and record high stocks... The drop was largely driven by a slide in 'hope' as expectations fell to the lowest since June. Labor, employment, and business conditions all dropped.
  • Ferguson in Flames-lynch mob is egged on by the Radical-in-Chief.

    11/25/2014 5:17:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 25, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Grand jurors in Ferguson, Mo., refused to indict local police officer Darren Wilson yesterday, heroically resisting pressure from President Obama on down to lynch an innocent police officer who fought off a violent attacker. The decision is infuriating left-wingers across America because it rebuts the underlying assumption they embrace which is that white police racism caused the death of Michael Brown, a young black thug who tried to seize WilsonÂ’s gun in an attempt to do the officer harm. As fresh rioting was already underway in the St. Louis area, the decision also angered President Obama who could barely contain...
  • Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

    11/25/2014 6:27:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes) Ann Coulter August 27, 2014 As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, the “voices of oppression” on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren’t enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of...
  • Ferguson grand jury decision: Brown's death should be call to action not violence

    11/25/2014 5:56:33 AM PST · by Hoodat · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | Juan Williams
    Where is the black leadership now that a grand jury has decided not to indict the police officer that killed Michael Brown? Where is Al Sharpton? He advertises himself as a spokesman for the best interests of black America. But he is absent. Where is Jesse Jackson, another popular media personality who says he speaks for black America? He’s missing in action, too. It breaks my heart to see televised images of violence from Ferguson, Missouri juxtaposed next to President Obama, the first black president. The president represents black power beyond anyone’s imagination just a few years ago. President Obama...
  • New Car Smell? The Democratic Field Looks Like 'Cash for Clunkers'

    11/25/2014 5:47:32 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 40 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/24/2014 | John Merline
    "You know, I think — I think the American people, you know, they're gonna want — you know, that new car smell. You know, their own — they — they wanna drive somethin' off the lot that — that doesn't have as — as much mileage as me." — President Obama on ABC News' This Week. Not exactly a great moment in political oratory. But it's also hard to fathom who Obama could have had in mind when he uttered those words, since the Democratic contenders all are showing plenty of wear and tear.
  • Obama Did Not Watch St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Announcement

    11/25/2014 5:44:35 AM PST · by LittleSpotBlog · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/25/14 | CBSDC/AP
    President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint. “We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make,” Obama said. CBS News reports that Obama did not watch St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s announcement, but his aides did and briefed him. It was the fifth time Obama addressed Brown’s death.
  • WHAT FERGUSON REALLY SAYS ABOUT AMERICA

    11/25/2014 5:29:43 AM PST · by shortstop · 76 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/25/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Actually, relations between the police and my community are great. The police enforce the laws, the community obeys the law, we get along fine. We speak to the police politely, we comply with their orders, we don’t have a problem. It’s all good. So, no Mr. President, there isn’t a national problem between the police and “the community,” at least not in most communities. And, likewise, Ferguson is not about some great rift between the police and society. Ferguson is about a kid who did a strong-armed robbery of a store and then attacked a police officer. Period. It’s about...
  • Andrew Klavan: How the Media See the Midterms (video)

    11/25/2014 5:17:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 11-24-2014 | Andrew Klavan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKLy-IcdH7cTRANSCRIPT: I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. The political landscape has changed and now that some time has passed, let’s try to get at the deeper meaning of the midterm elections. In the final results, Republicans won eleventy hundred Senate seats out of a possible thirty-three, and approximately a gazillion governorships including four in the seven states that only exist in Barack Obama’s imagination. I know many of you untrained amateur political hobbyists out there may feel this means that voters have repudiated the Obama presidency... and then thrown it to the ground and stomped on it......
  • Emperor Barack following in Nero's foosteps

    11/25/2014 5:11:47 AM PST · by luke1825 · 6 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/25 | peter lucas
    It would be unfair to compare Emperor Barack to the Roman Emperor Nero, who famously was supposed to have fiddled while Rome burned. Our emperor only plays golf. While there was a great fire that did destroy most of Rome back in 64 (not 1964, but A.D. 64, or as in Anno Domini, as we used to say), Nero would not have been fiddling around. The fiddle, or violin, you see, did not exist back in the day of the Romans. It was not invented until about 1,500 years later. So Nero got a bad rap on that score. But...
  • For Some, Ferguson Isn't About the Gentle Giant; It's Trying to Relive Their Civil Rights Era Glory

    11/25/2014 5:04:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 11-24-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title - "For Some, Ferguson Isn't About the Gentle Giant; It's About Trying to Relive Their Civil Rights Era Glory" RUSH: So the grand jury has reached a decision, but nobody knows what it is. Well, some people know what it is, but it hasn't been publicly announced. So everybody's on pins and needles now trying to figure out what it's gonna be and prepare a response based on how it goes. Let's go to the audio sound bites. Let's go to the Meet the Press Sunday morning. Correspondent Ron Allen was interviewing a protester in Ferguson by the...
  • Don’t Shoot Me Bro, I’m Only the Piano Player!

    11/25/2014 5:00:15 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-25-2014 | MOTUS
     If after 3 months, a grand jury – which everyone knows can indict a ham sandwich - can’t come up with probable cause for an indictment against Officer Wilson, what conclusion can you reach other than it was a racist decision?Big Guy went on TV and did his best to sound presidential explaining how anger is an “understandable reaction” from people who believe “the law is being applied in a discriminatory fashion.” As usual it took him three times longer than necessary to get around to saying he was ordering people to remain calm and not riot in the wake...
  • Black Lives Matter

    11/25/2014 4:31:16 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 51 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | November 25, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Police Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Michael Brown. Based on the evidence it is clear that Wilson shot Brown in self defense. Brown had already robbed a convenience store, he had already attacked Wilson once trying to steal his gun. The evidence indicates that Brown charged at Wilson and Wilson shot him dead. There is no indictment because Wilson was completely justified in using force. That doesn’t matter to the progressive community organizers in Ferguson who are currently inciting the mob to burn the city to the ground. President Obama hasn’t...
  • Five Ways Congress Should Respond To Obama’s Exec Amnesty-Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Get nasty.

    11/25/2014 2:23:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 25, 2014 | Scott McKay
    "........What Obama has done—asserting the right to legalize millions of trespassers and squatters against the expressed wishes of Congress and in contravention of settled federal law by use of what he and his minions term “prosecutorial discretion”—cannot stand. GOP leadership on Capitol Hill needs to overreact to it in order to set an example....[SNIP]1.Yes, Defund The Bogus Fiat Amnesty.The Federalist’s Sean Davis took the squishes to task last week for their attempts to sell impotence, and he was correct on all points:.....2.Censure.When the Bill Clinton impeachment mess was unfolding in 1998,the Senate Democrats’ response to House Republican talk of impeaching...
  • Congratulations Obama, Holder and assorted race pimps

    11/25/2014 1:34:07 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    You egged them on and you got your riots. Ferguson is burning. And for what purpose?
  • US Secretary of State Adivses Russian Counterpart Not To Take US President's Words At Face Value

    11/24/2014 11:17:49 PM PST · by wetphoenix · 22 replies
    NYObserver ^ | 11/24/14 10:03am | Kevin B. Sanders
    Though it went entirely unnoticed in the Western press, all major Russian news outlets – RIA Novosti, Sputnik, RT, and others – were only too happy to report on what US Secretary of State John Kerry said last week to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in private: “Just ignore Obama’s statements.” According to Mr. Lavrov, John Kerry advised him not to pay too much attention to the US President’s harsh rhetoric directed toward his state. As recently as September, during his speech to the 69th UN General Assembly in New York, Mr. Obama puzzled and shocked Mr. Lavrov by...
  • Obama Calls On Ferguson Protesters To Remain Peaceful

    11/24/2014 8:24:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    TPM ^ | 11/24/2014 | By CAITLIN MACNEAL
    President Obama on Monday called on protesters to react peacefully to the St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown -- even as TV networks showed a split screen of the president's speech with police firing tear gas at protestors. Surreal split screen: Obama calls for restraint as tear gas is deployed by police in Ferguson. pic.twitter.com/Kak3tt78Cx — Vexy Vox (@Vexyvox) November 25, 2014 Obama said that it's "an understandable reaction" for some to be angry with the decision, but he urged people to respect the wishes...
  • Obama: "America Isn't Everything That It Could Be"

    11/24/2014 7:37:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 24, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    We shouldn't try to paper it over," said Obama. "Whenever we do that the anger may momentarily subside, but over time it builds up.
  • Obama to Address Ferguson Decision

    11/24/2014 7:07:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 121 replies
    foxnews | Nov. 24, 2014
    President Obama will Address the Ferguson, MO Grand Jury Decision.
  • Go to Ferguson Right Now, President Obama, and Give Your Biggest Race Speech Yet

    11/24/2014 7:02:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 24, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    President Barack Obama’s unwillingness to wade deeply into the thicket of passions, grievances, suspicions, and resentments that materialized after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, has disappointed some of his strongest supporters. His decision has been interpreted as a strategic retrenchment—a conscious determination not to polarize the public’s impressions of Ferguson the way he did when he expressed a kind of racial solidarity with the parents of Trayvon Martin two and a half years ago. The contrast between Obama’s approaches to the Brown and Martin cases has always been overstated. Bracket one poignant but contentious sentence—“If I had a...
  • Make Obama Own the Shutdown: Why Shutdown 2015 will be different

    11/24/2014 5:35:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/24/2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    They say politicians, like generals, tend to fight the last war. In the Constitutional showdown over President Obama’s executive orders on immigration and threatened government shutdown, Republicans are poised to lose an important fight they can and should win. They lack confidence because they suffer PTSD from the last battle. It’s quite a turnaround from Obama’s historic drubbing in the midterms a few weeks ago. Suddenly, he seems smug and purposeful while Republicans are fearful of missteps in a minefield.Republicans and many legal scholars believe Obama undermined the constitutional order with unknown consequences. At worst, he’s ignited an arms race...
  • Obama To Immigration Critics In Congress: "Pass A Bill" [Or Else I'll Keep Passing My Own?]

    11/23/2014 5:56:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 22, 2014 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    REBECCA KAPLAN CBS November 20, 2014 Obama To Immigration Critics In Congress: "Pass A Bill" Nov 20, 2014 President Obama on Thursday defended the actions he's taking to shield about 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation as "lawful" and consistent with what his predecessors have done. "I continue to believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together to pass that kind of common sense law," the president said. "But until that happens, there are actions I have the legal authority to take as President - the same kinds of actions taken by...
  • Ted Cruz: Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary

    11/24/2014 4:02:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Seung Min Kim
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a person in mind to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Joe Lieberman. Cruz floated the former Connecticut independent senator as a “strong” option to succeed Hagel, who announced his resignation earlier Monday. President Barack Obama has not yet named a proposed replacement. “One strong option would be former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a member of the president’s own party with deep experience and unshakable commitment to the security of the United States,” Cruz said. “I urge the president to give him full and fair consideration for this critical position.”(continued)
  • Report: Immigration Amnesty Will Cost American Taxpayers $2 TRILLION ($40B/year over 50 yrs)

    11/24/2014 3:32:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 12:58 pm
    The president’s immigration amnesty will cost $2 trillion—about $40 billion a year—over the next 50 years, the Heritage Foundation projects. The total equates to a $22,000 tax on every American who has a four-year college degree, 30˘ extra for every gallon of gas, or $10 a month tacked onto every cell phone bill. …
  • How to Project Professional Presence When Running for Political Election

    11/24/2014 3:31:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PRN Newswire Sterling Style Academy Yahoo! Finance Canada ^ | PRN Newswire November 24, 2014 | Sterling Style Academy
    NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With presidential elections coming up in 2016, the need for politicians to project a professional, trustworthy yet down-to-earth image is important. When preparing for a campaign, wardrobe decisions are far from trivial in politics. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141124/160563 Following the controversy of Sarah Palin's $150,000 wardrobe expense during the 2008 Republican Party's presidential campaign and given the key issue of income inequality that came up in the November 2014 United States elections, Sterling Style Academy students were assigned to assess the situation as a case study and provide possible wardrobe scenarios for rebranding the...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Further Fractures America

    11/24/2014 3:26:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Peter Morici
    resident Obama’s decision to ignore the law by granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants brought to America as children and those who are parents of children with legal status was a terribly foolish act. It will only serve to exacerbate racial tensions. Polls indicate the overwhelming majority of whites view illegal immigration as threatening. Many see immigrants as taking jobs from native-born Americans, pushing down wages and contributing to cultural decline. While many may silently harbor racial bigotry, the adverse economic consequences for whites are real and palpable. Illegal immigration increases the supply of low-skilled workers, and...
  • Hagel First Obama Domino to Fall After Midterms

    11/24/2014 2:27:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Now that Hagel is on his way out, the only question that remains is, "Who's next?" The Obama administration is cleaning house, or members of the failed Obama presidency are running for their political lives. They each have their reasons, political ambitions, and the way the media has been spinning each departure, but the reality is clear: President Barack Obama is a failure (or a success, if you are a hard left statist calling for an authoritarian regime in the White House), and he is expanding the executive branch’s powers in ways the framers of the United States Constitution never...
  • Sowell: Beware of Our Betters

    11/24/2014 1:36:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 25, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media. Whatever did or did not happen between Bill Cosby and various women is not likely to affect the lives of 300 million Americans. But ObamaCare does. For both the politicians and the media, this was not just an isolated incident. Gruber's videotaped...
  • Lawless DOJ Targeted Attkisson Over Fast And Furious

    11/24/2014 11:12:43 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 24, 2014 | IBD editorials
    Corruption: Smoking-gun emails show how the administration sought to derail a CBS reporter's investigation of its "gun-waking" operation — a reporter whose computers were mysteriously and mercilessly hacked. Fast and Furious, along with Benghazi, is one of the two "phony" administration scandals that produced body bags, and former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson is responsible for much of the truth-telling about both. That fact is enough to put her high atop the administration's enemies list. Attkisson, a casualty of liberal media bias, resigned from CBS in March after a series of clashes between her and her bosses over her exposes of...