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  • A cold-eyed view of allies has left Obama with few overseas friends

    04/19/2016 12:40:19 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2016 | Greg Jaffe and Griff Witte
    For someone who preaches the importance of diplomacy and outreach, even to longtime enemies, President Obama can be awfully tough on his friends. In recent months, he has offended most of the United States’ Persian Gulf allies. “All I need in the Middle East is a few smart autocrats,” he joked privately, according to a recent profile in the Atlantic magazine. Publicly, he has said he “weeps” for Saudi and Kuwaiti children. The United States’ European allies, he complains, have grown too dependent on American firepower to keep them safe. Even the United Kingdom, a U.S. “special” partner, has received...
  • The Great Disappointment of 2013

    02/25/2014 11:20:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 2/25/2014 | JAMES W. CEASER
    And what of the Great Disappointment of 2013? In the promiscuous blending of politics and culture that characterizes our age, the launch of the Obama campaign in 2007 marked the beginning of a politico-spiritual movement that promised a new beginning and a transformation of the nation. It was to be the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal [when we] restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth. Faith in the leader knew no bounds. Obamaism spilled out from the college campuses and tony enclaves of Manhattan and San...
  • Why it's become clear that Obama's White House is open to the rich and closed to the poor

    03/16/2013 11:44:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 16, 2013 | Mark McKinnon
    Since last weekend, Mr and Mrs Regular Citizen have been denied the access people used to be granted to tour the White House, purportedly because of the clampdown on federal spending since the "sequester" that imposed cuts across the board. And their cancellation is an austerity measure that saves a pittance, while more frivolous taxpayer funding for items like the White House dog walker continues. Meanwhile, noble Americans can buy time with the president for a suggested donation of $500,000 to his new campaign group, Organising for Action.
  • Brown University to Pay for Students Sex Change Surgeries

    02/23/2013 11:39:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 14 replies
    Universal Judeo-Christian News ^ | 2/23/13 | Heather clark
    A university located in one of the most historical cities in America and founded as a Baptist institution has announced that it plans to begin covering the costs of the sex change operations of its students. Brown University in Providence, a city founded by Roger Williams as a refuge for those who were persecuted for their faith, states that its student health insurance plan will now cover sexual reassignment surgeries and 14 types of treatments for students desiring to switch genders. It notes that procedures normally cost up to $50,000 per person, and therefore, can be out of reach...
  • Regulators R Us: Feds Crank Up Regulations on Everything

    Get set for the Obama administrations post-election tsunami of business-killing, job-killing, economy-killing federal regulations. Its already begun. Take a look at www.regulations.gov, the administrations regulatory website. The home page informs us that in the last 90 days, the administration has posted 5,934 new regulations. Yes, our federal bureaucrats have been very diligent. The above-mentioned website informs us of their daily productivity of regulations over the past 90 days: Today (121) Last 3 Days (274) Last 7 Days (371) Last 15 Days (826) Last 30 Days (1,915) Last 90 Days (5,934) How will these regulations affect you, your family, your job,...
  • The Democrats' Rough Re-entry Into Reality

    10/19/2012 4:10:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 19, 2012 | Ron Ross
    Is there a limit to self-delusion? And if there is, what happens when the limit is exceeded? New York Times columnist Gail Collins began her column last week as follows, "When Democrats run into each other on elevators, they exchange glances and sigh. Or make little whimpering sounds." She went on to observe that "Democrats are going bipolar. Democrats spend all their waking hours thinking about the swing states. If Wisconsin starts looking wobbly, their day is ruined." It makes you wonder what their days are going to be like if Obama loses the actual election. Liberals are angry and...
  • GHEI: The Poorer Middle Class. Obsession with Income Redistribution is Destroying U.S. Productivity

    06/15/2012 6:12:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Nita Ghei
    Obsession with income redistribution is destroying U.S. productivity President Obamas re-election prospects dim by the day. When it comes to all-important pocketbook issues, Americans quite simply are worse off now than they were when this administration moved into the White House. The Federal Reserve released its latest Survey of Consumer Finance on Tuesday, which confirmed widely held sentiment with hard data: Americans are poorer today than they were in 2007, when the Great Recession hit. The difference between now and then is massive. The median household saw almost 39 percent of its wealth evaporate, and real income (that is, the...

    03/09/2012 10:27:07 AM PST · by bramps · 5 replies
    Its Lucy and the football, Iran-style. After ostensibly tough talk about preventing Iran from going nuclear, the Obama administration acquiesced this week to yet another round of talks with the mullahs.

    03/09/2012 10:26:57 AM PST · by bramps · 1 replies
    Its Lucy and the football, Iran-style. After ostensibly tough talk about preventing Iran from going nuclear, the Obama administration acquiesced this week to yet another round of talks with the mullahs.
  • UK elderly are wasting too many bedrooms (CIVIL WAR if they try this in US.

    02/05/2012 9:45:12 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 109 replies
    CFP ^ | 05 FEB 12 | Anna Grayson
    London, England-In yet another outrageous piece of social engineering from our coalition government, pensioners will be encouraged to downsize to smaller properties allowing local councils to rent their homes out as council houses and manage the tenancy. Local authorities will help older people move from their homes into more suitable accommodation. Grant Schapps, the Housing Minister, who is a conservative member of parliament claims the scheme will solve a so-called housing crisis as well as creating a system that will permit access to various sources of wealth that are currently not being used to pay for care. Read that as...
  • Obamaism Eats Itself (too many rich fed gov employees)

    09/09/2010 4:02:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/09/10 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Obamaism Eats Itself By Kevin D. Williamson Posted on September 09, 2010 11:54 AM Rep. Gerry E. Connolly, a Northern Virginia Democrat facing a tough re-election challenge, has come out against letting the Bush tax cuts expire even for the top brackets. This puts him right up in the teeth of the Obama administration and Nancy Pelosi. Why would a Democrat resist ORPs (ORP = Obama-Reid-Pelosi) soak-the-rich agenda? Have a look at Connollys district: Fairfax County, part of the vast, soulless suburbs of Washington, D.C., is pretty high-income. As our Battleground blogger Robert Stiles reports today, the average household...
  • 10 Reasons to Reject Socialism

    08/16/2010 1:50:43 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    American TFP ^ | American TFP Staff
    Why we must protect the family, private property and America from the dangers of socialism 1. Socialism and communism are the same ideology Communism is but an extreme form of socialism. From the ideological standpoint, there is no substantial difference between the two. In fact, the communist Soviet Union called itself the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1922-1991) and communist China, Cuba and Vietnam define themselves as socialist nations. 2. Socialism violates personal freedom Socialism seeks to eliminate “injustice” by transferring rights and responsibilities from individuals and families to the State. In the process, socialism actually creates injustice. It destroys...
  • Liberal Policies, Not Capitalism, Caused This Economic Condition

    07/28/2010 9:29:09 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | July 27, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Nicholas in Columbus, Georgia. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thank you for taking my call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: Well, I was calling you today about how the Republicans -- what I'm worried about is that Republicans won't have learned their lesson about past monetary and fiscal failures because, I mean, the Democrats have made this situation way worse with the high taxes and demonizing the wealthy, but the Republicans have had their past failures such as having low taxes, which are good, but having very high spending and...
  • Dems see gulf oil crisis as chance for change

    06/15/2010 12:39:45 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 23 replies · 987+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 15 2010 | Carolyn Lockhead
    The big question for many Democrats tonight is how far President Obama will go in his first Oval Office address to turn the Gulf of Mexico disaster into an opportunity to end the nation's dependence on petroleum. "This is one of those 9/11 opportunities where you can rally the country to move in a different direction," said Lisa Margonelli, energy director of the center-left New America Foundation in Oakland. "It's not simply a case of political repositioning. Obama is going to have to go into the phone booth and become Superman." . . . "Obama should call for a tax...
  • From the Sky, Detroit Looks Like Sarajevo

    04/19/2010 6:40:22 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 125 replies · 5,223+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | 04/18/10 | Matt Cherette
    Chris Hansen traveled to Detroit, Michigan for a Dateline special that aired tonight on the state of what is probably America's most desolate city. And in aerial footagedevastation porn at its bestDetroit's grim plight was revealed. "Today, from the air, parts of Detroit look like a war zone," Hansen said in a voiceover near the beginning of the special, before he listed some of the most shocking facts about the city's current statethe population is less than half of what it was decades ago; there are 400 liquor stores there, but only eight supermarketsall while panning shots of the consequences...
  • This Is The Most Important Article Youve Ever Read

    03/03/2010 1:16:18 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 25 replies · 1,484+ views
    Ive read thousands of articles on the subject of Socialism and Communism over several years now, and this one is BY FAR the very best one. With pinpoint accuracy, it explains the situation were currently in as well as how we got here. It was written by The National Center For Constitutional Studies. Please print it out and BEG people to read it, unbiased. This is extremely important. I truly believe there are a lot of people who voted for this administration who had good intentions. They just dont yet realize theyve been hijacked and the scope of the problem...
  • More Washington (Mark Steyn: Obama Looks To Washington First Alert)

    01/30/2010 8:43:54 AM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 1,155+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/30/2010 | Mark Steyn
    The world turns. In Indonesia, the principal of a Muslim boarding school in Tangerang who is accused of impregnating a 15-year-old student says the DNA test will prove that a malevolent genie is the real father. In New Zealand, a German tourist, Herr Hans Kurt Kubus, has been jailed for attempting to board a plane at Christchurch with 44 live lizards in his underpants. In Britain, a research team at Kings College, London, has declared that the female G-spot does not, in fact, exist. In France a group of top gynecologists led by M. Sylvain Mimoun has dismissed the findings,...
  • The State Of Obama Is Delusional (A Masterful El Rushbo Analysis Of Obama's SOTU Alert)

    01/28/2010 3:54:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 1,318+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 1/28/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We found out what it's like last night to sit through a speech by Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro. And if you didn't see it, and if you want to know what sitting through a speech by Castro or Chavez is like find a way to watch a little bit of it and you'll get a grand idea. It was disjointed. I thought it was pathetic. It's striking to me, and it's utterly predictable, you listen to the pro-Obama people in the media and they talk about, "Oh, it was great, it was the most wonderful speech." It was...
  • Obama And Campaign Financing (Victor Davis Hanson On Obama's Hypocrisy Alert)

    01/25/2010 7:43:32 PM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 859+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    It was rather incredible for Barack Obama to express outrage over the Supreme Court's pruning of McCain-Feingold's regulation of public financing and corporate campaign donations, since in June 2008 Obama became the first presidential candidate to forgo public financing in the general election, expecting that by doing so he could raise several millions more, much of it from the Wall Street and big-money interests that he now serially demonizes. The problem with Obama's hypocrisy is not just that, like most politicians, he does not do what he says, but that he fudges so vehemently and loudly and, to be candid,...
  • The Perils Of Presidential Failure (Caroline Glick On The Disaster Of Obamaism Alert)

    01/23/2010 4:22:22 PM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 1,516+ views
    Caroline Glick ^ | 1/22/2010 | Caroline Glick
    US President Barack Obama is feeling the heat. His response to the current crisis threatening to sink his one-year-old presidency is telling for what it says about the future of both his domestic and foreign policies. Israel should take heed of his responses. Obama's Democratic Party, and indeed the US political establishment as a whole, received a jolt on Tuesday when Republican Scott Brown won the Massachusetts seat in the US Senate that had been held by the Democratic Kennedy dynasty since 1952. The question now on everyone's lips is whether Brown's stunning victory will cause Obama to change his...
  • The Meaning Of Brown (The Obama Liberalism Killer Alert)

    01/21/2010 10:44:05 PM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 1,163+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/22/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    On January 14, five days before the Massachusetts special election, President Obama was in full bring-it-on mode as he rallied House Democrats behind his health-care reform. If Republicans want to campaign against what weve done by standing up for the status quo and for insurance companies over American families and businesses, that is a fight I want to have. The bravado lasted three days. When Obama campaigned in Boston on January 17 for Obamacare supporter Martha Coakley, not once did he mention the health-care bill. When your candidate is sinking, you dont throw her a millstone. After Coakleys defeat, Obama...
  • A Look Back One Year Later: Reagan Conservatism Can't Win? (Rush: Conservatism In Ascendancy Alert)

    01/15/2010 3:29:12 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 448+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 1/15/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We were told ten months ago we couldn't win in New England. We shall see. The entire argument a few months ago by liberal Republicans, Democrats alike, GOP was a regional party, conservatism is dead, must become more moderate, demographics make Reaganism impossible, the era of Reagan is over, all these pundits who said this, many of them on our side need to quit, many of them are people who denounced me and other conservatives. And look where we are now. We're on the verge of taking Teddy Kennedy's seat and a large number of people in our own...
  • The Great Dictator (Obama And The Left's Resentment Of His Not Being Dictatorial Enough Alert)

    01/09/2010 8:20:00 PM PST · by goldstategop · 51 replies · 1,516+ views
    Sultan Knish | 1/09/2010 | Sultan Knish
    For all his faults, and he certainly had many of them, Bill Clinton understood people. His politics were dirty, but they were a common sort of dirt. For all his egotism, venality and corruption; Bill Clinton understood what Obama does not, that power comes from the people. It was this more than anything else that gave him his teflon coating, that let him dodge scandal after scandal. The media was mostly on his side, but unlike Obama, Clinton knew better than to rely on them too much. The media might help shape his image, but in the end it was...
  • Socializing Society by Eliminating the Family

    10/28/2009 8:40:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies · 1,120+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 10/28/2009 | Thomas E. Brewton
    Cass Sunstein, administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, proposes to abolish traditional marriage as a state-sponsored institution. As many feared, same-sex marriage may become the wedge to destroy the religious and political institutions of marriage and family. Each new day brings to light additions to the torrent of liberal-progressive-socialist attacks upon the basic social and political institutions of Western civilization and its foundation in Judeo-Christian morality. Reducing marriage to no more than issuance of a civil certificate acknowledging the partnering of any two people is exactly what the Soviet Union did. The aim was, and...
  • The Obama Justice Department's Secret Blogging Team... Is it Illegal?

    10/07/2009 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 202 replies · 5,185+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/07/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, has apparently hired a cadre of left-wing, Democrat campaign bloggers to troll through the Internet looking for news stories and blog posts that denigrate the Obama agenda. After such websites are found it is the job of these secret lefty bloggers to leave comments that come to the support of Obamaism in the comments sections. It seems that Eric Holder has created his own little propaganda unit in a valiant effort to become the Bloggi Riefenstahl of the Obama era. As reported at The Muffled Oar, a blog that first broke the story of Holder's...
  • The Isms of Politics: Palinsim vs. Obamaism

    08/22/2009 4:20:56 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 3 replies · 441+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | August 22, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    The Isms of Politics: Palinism vs ObamaismJust recently, Richard Cohen from the Washington Post penned an editorial claiming Sarah Palin was the new McCarthy of today. The term Cohen used to represent the new McCarthyism was Palinism. Quotes removed for post to FreeRepublic Cohen went on to cut Palin down by pointing to our own Senator Murkowski and her comments on the use of the term death panel. Quotes removed for post to FreeRepublic That was said by Cohen on August 18th . Things change. While on the Eddie Burke show last Tuesday, off mic in studio, I told Eddie...
  • Survey: Car Dealers say Clunkers a Failure as 97% Report Problems, Call for Program to Stop

    08/20/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT · by wrrock · 91 replies · 3,310+ views
    Car Dealer Review ^ | 8/20/2009 | CDR
    Survey of 800 Dealers: * 97% of dealers who responded, say the government is not reimbursing fast enough * 13% of dealers have dropped out the program because the government is not reimbursing fast enough and overall concern payment problems * 87% percent of dealers are concerned the money will be exhausted * 3% of CARS program deals have been reimbursed * 66% of dealers have not received one payment from the government Full survey results:
  • If Palinsim is the New McCarthyism, Then Obamism is the New Cronyism (Update)

    08/20/2009 2:09:55 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 3 replies · 302+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | August 19, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    On the Eddie Burke Show yesterday, we talked about an article written by Richard Cohen from the Washington Post that was postd by Josh Painter on his website. First to the suggestion that Palin mirrors McCarthyism. If being called a demagogue makes you a McCarthyite, then Obama is in trouble.And we know that Palin is not a drunk. But it can be said that editors are drunk with Demagoguery 20/20.Now how about Obamaism being the new cronyism? FYI: Barack Obama's top supporter George Soros is heavily invested in Brazilian oil- Petrobras. Soros made a major purchase last week before the...
  • Health care event attendee lied about being doctor (Fake Doctor that supports ObamaCare)

    08/14/2009 3:32:52 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies · 1,841+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/13/2009 | ALLAN TURNER
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Thursday distanced herself from a University of Houston graduate student and Texas Obama delegate who falsely identified herself as a pediatric physician at the congresswoman's health care reform town hall meeting this week. I've never met her, Jackson Lee said as she prepared to take questions from doctors and other health care workers in a session at St. Joseph Medical Center. Roxana Mayer, who warmly embraced Jackson Lee at the close of Tuesday's session at a Fifth Ward community center, had spoken in favor of the president's health care package. The Texas Medical Board,...
  • The Cloward/Piven Strategy of Economic Recovery

    07/30/2009 3:08:46 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies · 1,282+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 7th | Nancy Coppock
    The Cloward/Piven Strategy is another method employed by the radical Left to create and manage crisis. This strategy explains Rahm Emanuel's ominous statement, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their goal is to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change. According to Discover the Networks.org: Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the...
  • Obama's drive for climate change bill delayed

    07/09/2009 11:01:26 AM PDT · by KRyanJames · 23 replies · 3,340+ views
    Reuters (via Washington Post) ^ | 9 Jul 2009 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push for quick action by Congress on climate change legislation suffered a setback on Thursday when the U.S. Senate committee leading the drive delayed work on the bill until September. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer said her self-imposed deadline of early August for finishing writing a bill to combat global warming has been put off until after Congress returns from a recess that ends in early September.
  • Papal Message Seeks "Global Authority" for Economy

    07/07/2009 10:30:02 AM PDT · by TheRiverNile · 810 replies · 19,334+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 7, 2009 | Phillip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict called on Tuesday for a "world political authority" to manage the global economy and for more government regulation of national economies to pull the world out of the current crisis and avoid a repeat. The pope made his call for a re-think of the way the world economy is run in a new encyclical which touched on a number of social issues but whose main connecting thread was how the current crisis has affected both rich and poor nations. Parts of the encyclical, titled "Charity in Truth," seemed bound to upset free marketeers because...
  • Communism Should Have Worse Name

    03/25/2009 6:42:47 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies · 649+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 3/25/2009 | Dennis Prager
    Why is it that when people want to describe particularly evil individuals or regimes, they use the terms Nazi or Fascist but almost never Communist? Given the amount the human suffering Communists have caused 70 million killed in China, 20 to 30 million in the former Soviet Union and almost one-third of all Cambodians; the decimation of Tibetan and Chinese culture; totalitarian enslavement of North Koreans, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russians; a generation deprived of human rights in Cuba; and much more why is Communist so much less a term of revulsion than Nazi? There are Mao Restaurants in...
  • Nation of sheep

    03/06/2009 4:46:03 PM PST · by Delacon · 19 replies · 1,425+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 7, 2009 | William Murchison
    Up in the air (where it generally stays anyway) went the New York Times' snooty nose. Those conservatives, clucked the Times - railing the way they do against the Obama administration's lurch toward "socialism"! And calling the president "Comrade Obama"! What - so went the strongly implied question - do we do with such folk? How about, for starters, listen to them? They might be less wacko than the Times often considers people who disagree with the Times. "Socialism," tightly defined, is outright government ownership. It is not, strictly speaking, socialistic to propose that government take over health care policy,...
  • CEO pay cuts: Not just for banks

    02/04/2009 3:00:06 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies · 1,469+ views
    CNN.com ^ | February 4, 2009 | By Chris Isidore, CNNMoney.com senior writer
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Pay cuts could be coming to a corner office near you, even if you're not the CEO of a troubled bank. The new federal rules limiting executive compensation announced by President Obama Wednesday may affect only a handful of the nation's most battered financial institutions currently. But experts say the moves could be a sign of more government action on the issue of executive pay in the future. [snip] Alexander Cwirko-Godycki, research manager for executive compensation research firm Equilar, said that the U.S. public, not just Corporate America, has been reluctant to accept anything that smacks...
  • Allied Menace: Islamists, Marxists, and the Radical Left Make Common Cause

    07/09/2008 11:41:16 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 20 replies · 341+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | July 14, '08 | Daniel Pipes
    Hugo Chavez visiting Tehran celebrated his alliance with Akmadinejad. Che Guevara's son Camillo visited Tehran last year. Fidel Castro was there and told his hosts that "Iran and Cuba, in cooperation with each other, can bring America to its knees." It's not just Latin American leftists who see potential in Islamism. There is Ken Livingstone, the Trotskyist mayor of London. Dennis Kucinich, during his first presidential campaign in 2004, quoted the Koran and roused a Muslim audience to chant Allahu akbar ("God is great") and he even announced, "I keep a copy of the Koran in my office." And there...