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  • Tempest over Obama's tea cup salute: CIC sparks anger by saluting US Marines with drink in his hand

    09/23/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 62 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 Sep 14 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama saluted a pair of United States Marines on Tuesday while holding what appeared to be a styrofoam cup in his saluting hand, a breach of military regulations that won't win him fans among veterans and servicemen.
  • Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty (More Treason. Yawn.)

    08/26/2014 7:20:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | AUG. 26, 2014 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of...
  • Insiders: Jay Carney preparing to leave White House

    03/14/2014 8:34:36 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2014
    Insiders very close to House White House Press Secretary Jay Carney indicate that he’s on his way out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, The Mirror has learned. Carney has told people he’s leaving the White House soon. In 2008, Carney became Director of Communications for Vice President Joe Biden. In 2011, he became the nation’s 29th press secretary, President Obama’s second, replacing Robert Gibbs. Before that, Carney was a journalist for The Miami Herald and later TIME and CNN. In the last 48 hours, Carney has been getting press attention from outlets like The Weekly Standard and the New York Daily...
  • Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

    12/21/2012 11:37:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 21 Dec 12 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, elevating the longtime lawmaker and foreign policy expert to the top diplomatic job he had coveted. "He is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training," Obama said, standing alongside Kerry at the White House. "Few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our policies as firmly as John Kerry."
  • White House: Obama and Biden were never aware of requests for more Benghazi security

    10/12/2012 10:52:25 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 65 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Oct 12 | Josh Rogin
    Vice President Joseph Biden speaks only for himself and President Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that U.S. officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a top White House official told The Cable. Biden has come under fire for saying at Thursday night's debate, "We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there." The Cable asked Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications Ben Rhodes whether Biden was speaking for the entire Obama administration, including the State Department,...
  • Obama rep: All of these Republicans politicizing the Benghazi attack are just so outrageous

    10/10/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT · by Snuph · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2012 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    Please spare us all the sanctimoniousness about getting “political,” because whether or not the president of the United States and his administration are equipped with the capabilities to deal with serious threats to our national security sure seems like kind of a big deal that voters deserve to know about.
  • Obama aide denies Bush bashing

    10/03/2012 10:15:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 15 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 3 Oct 12 | Kevin Robillard
    President Barack Obama’s reelection effort is not blaming the sputtering economic recovery of the past four years on former President George W. Bush, his deputy campaign manager insisted Wednesday. “We’re absolutely not doing that,” Stephanie Cutter said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “In fact, we’re taking credit for the 5.1 million private-sector jobs that have been created over the past four years despite being handed the worst economy since the Great Depression. We’re taking credit for the million jobs that were protected under the president’s efforts to save the auto industry and the increase in manufacturing jobs for the first time...
  • Rush Limbaugh: As Predicted, the Corrupt Polls "Tighten"

    10/02/2012 1:44:25 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 2 Oct 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: CNN is panicking over their own poll. As predicted, the polls are starting to tighten. CNN, at least what they're saying, they're starting to panic. You'll hear the sound bites coming up. Oh, by the way, the Washington Post poll that was so devastating to Romney in the swing states, this goes beyond simple incompetence or media malpractice. This is genuine corruption. We find out, and from the Washington Post's own pollster, that they based last Friday's poll of Romney being up ten, 11, whatever it was in those three swing states, on 160 people with a...
  • They Want You to Think the Election is Over

    10/01/2012 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some shocking news in the Drive-By Media today. The election is over. Mitt Romney has lost. It's all over out there. Actually, that's not the case. The polls today are starting to tighten up exactly as predicted here. Now we're into October. The debate is Wednesday night. Have you noticed what's going on with this? The DNC and Howard Dean and a number of others... Even Obama himself is saying, "Mitt's a much better debater than I am." They're really out there lowering expectations for Obama in the debate on Wednesday night, and he's got a tough...
  • Madonna strips for Obama, offers profanity-laced endorsement

    09/25/2012 1:31:18 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 Sep 12 | Emily Goodin
    Madonna offered a profanity-laced endorsement of President Obama at her concert Monday night, which involved the singer stripping down to her underwear to reveal the president's name written on her body. “You all better vote for f---ing Obama okay,” she told the crowd at Washington's Verizon center.
  • Rush Limbaugh: "An All-Out Media Onslaught to Dispirit You" [ref. polling data]

    09/10/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 10 Sep 12 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: My question is, why is Obama still campaigning? Could somebody explain that to me. Everywhere I look, this election's over. Why, Obama has hit 50% approval in the polls now for the first time ever. The bounce out of that disaster of a convention was unprecedented, other than Dukakis who had a 17-point lead after his, and somehow he lost. Brit Hume said today on Fox, "Well, you know, you gotta keep in mind the guy leading in the polls in mid-September rarely loses." Ever heard of Dukakis? Ever heard of Jimmy Carter? And now Public Policy...
  • Cutter: Obama Has Created More Jobs Than the Reagan Recovery

    08/22/2012 12:05:36 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 22 Aug 12 | Real Clear Politics
    "Willie Geist, MSNBC: What would you say to that same person that said, 'Well, that hasn't worked for four years. I haven't had the job over time, it's time for a change.'" Video at link...
  • Patrick Kennedy warns of Tea Party “rampage” if SCOTUS upholds Obamacare

    06/27/2012 11:16:38 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 103 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jun 12 | Philip Klein
    Patrick Kennedy, a former representative from Rhode Island and son of the late Ted Kennedy, warned in a fundraising email for Congressional Democrats that if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s health care law, then “dangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage.” The fundraising email was sent out Wednesday afternoon, to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Health Care Rapid Response Fund” ahead of Thursday morning’s expected ruling by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the health care law. “My father, Ted Kennedy, spent his entire political career fighting tooth and nail for universal...
  • Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead

    06/22/2012 11:16:20 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 230 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 22 Jun 12 | Unknown
    You can even register your wedding on his campaign website. Could he be any more pompous?
  • White House Forgets to Pay Father’s Day Lunch Tab

    06/14/2012 12:16:34 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 14 Jun 2012 | Mary Bruce
    Amid the bustle of President Obama’s surprise stop for barbecue Wednesday the White House apparently overlooked one key detail: the bill. Celebrating Father’s Day early, the president had lunch with two service members and two local barbers at Kenny’s BBQ on Capitol Hill.
  • Ohio: Romney Campaign Bus Drives Circles Around Obama Speech Site Honking Its Horn

    06/14/2012 11:39:48 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 113 replies
    Weaselzippers.us ^ | 14 Jun 2012 | Weasel Zippers
    Via CBS News’ Mark Knoller
  • Obama Campaign Auctions Off Bill Clinton

    05/24/2012 11:20:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 24 May 2012 | Keith Koffler
    Bill Clinton just sent Obama supporters and email saying that he has joined President Obama as first prize in the latest campaign fundraising raffle.
  • Michelle Obama: "Fantasy" Is To Walk Out WH "And Just Keep Walking" [Video]

    04/26/2012 2:08:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 89 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 26 Apr 2012 | Real Clear Politics
    Check out the video...
  • Helen Thomas: "Changing the State of Our Union" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/26/2012 3:28:17 PM PST · by seanmerc · 22 replies
    FCNP.com ^ | 26 Jan 2012 | Helen "More Responsive" Thomas
    President Barack Obama painted the state of the union as strong and safe in his third address to the nation, but glossed over solutions to some of the nation's biggest problems. The President, running for reelection, touched base on all major issues including the economy, energy, regulation, immigration and education. He exuded confidence and laid out many points he is expected to hit on the campaign trail. Although Obama has failed in the past at every attempt to work with the Republicans in the Congress, he still attempted to reach out to the opposition. Most Republicans and Democrats could agree...
  • Helen Thomas: "Why Iraq?" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/05/2011 1:01:58 PM PST · by seanmerc · 34 replies
    FCNP.com ^ | 1 Dec 2011 | Helen "Tangled Web" Thomas
    The U.S. is pulling its troops out of Iraq by the end of the year. Well, not quite.There will still be a large group of soldiers left behind to train Iraqis and to repair the war-damaged sites. Now, will someone from the White House hierarchy, past or present, please tell the American people why we invaded Iraq in March 2003? The truth and nothing but the truth - that will be the day. Why are we still speculating on the reasons we went to war in the first place, other than to hunt down and kill Saddam Hussein, the brutal...
  • Helen Thomas: "Ending the Wars?" [WARNING: Graphic Images and Liberal Lunacy]

    07/13/2011 5:55:23 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 33 replies
    Falls Church News-Press ^ | 7 Jul 11 | Helen "Loose and Flexible" Thomas
    President Barack Obama is finally setting goals to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan. It's about time. Americans are coming around to the futility of all that killing and dying. The timetables are admittedly loose and flexible. Some interests would keep us in the hostile sites forever. We still have troops in Japan and Germany - thousands of soldiers are still there, so many years after World War II ended. We also have 700 military outposts around the world, some big and some small. Why? We have yet to hear the real reason we invaded Iraq. I have heard several...
  • Michael Moore: Bin Laden wasn't killed, he was executed

    05/05/2011 11:44:19 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 108 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 4 May 11 | Brent Lang
    Osama bin Laden wasn't killed by a Navy SEAL team, he was straight up executed, Michael Moore told TheWrap on Wednesday. The "Fahrenheit 9/11" director has been setting Twitter aflame Wednesday afternoon urging the Obama administration to come clean about the circumstances surrounding the terrorist leader's death -- particularly in light of the White House's shifting account of last weekend's firefight in Abbottabad. The Oscar-winning director has been tweeting about his belief that Bin Laden should have received a trial, and his theory that Pakistan was keeping the Al Qaeda head under house arrest.
  • Holder Blames Congress for Forcing Hand on Military Commissions for 9/11 Detainees

    04/04/2011 2:02:37 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 53 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4 Apr 11 | FoxNews.com
    Congress tied the Obama administration's hands in trying the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and his accomplices, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday, announcing that he was left without a choice and has referred the cases to the Defense Department for trial. In stark language, Holder lambasted Congress for imposing restrictions blocking any detainees from being tried in the U.S., saying that the "unwise and unwarranted restrictions" undermine the U.S. in counter-intelligence and counter-terror efforts. Expressing his disappointment in no uncertain terms, the attorney general said that as a native New Yorker, he knows as well...
  • Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess' - 'my policies...got us out of this mess'

    07/16/2010 2:41:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 60 replies · 3+ views
    Google hosted news ^ | 16 Jul 10 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama acknowledges that the fall elections could amount to a referendum on his stewardship of the nation's affairs. [SNIP] But he also says the midterm congressional elections could come down to "a choice between the policies that got us into this mess and my policies that got us out of this mess."
  • Paul McCartney: "I like Obama... and he’s right to have a go at us for polluting his country"

    06/24/2010 4:52:37 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 41 replies
    The Sun ^ | 24 Jun 10 | JACQUI SWIFT
    THE shocking images of oil-covered wildlife and ruined beaches across the Gulf of Mexico have horrified millions. But passionate green campaigner Sir Paul McCartney believes the environmental disaster may have a silver lining, with the search for clean, renewable energy now being pushed forward. The Beatles legend said: "Sadly we need disasters like this to show people. Some people don't believe in climate warming - like those who don't believe there was a Holocaust."
  • Helen Thomas: "Save Social Security-President Obama May Cut Social Security" [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    06/03/2010 1:01:33 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 76 replies · 1,936+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 3 Jun 10 | Helen "Impossible--and Costly" Thomas
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Say it isn’t so, Mr. President. You surely are not going to make a deal with Republicans to cut Social Security benefits, are you?</p> <p>Here’s word from The Nation Magazine: “The President intends to offer Social Security as a sacrificial lamb to entice conservative deficit hawks into a grand bipartisan compromise in which Democrats agree to cut Social Security benefits while Republicans accede to significant tax increases to reduce government red ink.”</p>
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama’s News Conference Shows Accountability In Action" [WARNING: Graphic Images]

    05/28/2010 3:49:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 41 replies · 1,492+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 27 May 10 | Helen "Full-Scale" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- At last! President Barack Obama held a full-scale White House news conference Thursday, his first since July 22. His record on presidential news conferences has been abysmal. True, he held a forgettable news conference on Feb. 9, the day the government was shut down because of blizzards. Very clever. He is considered a great communicator. So what’s the deal? He is surely well-primed on the issues and headlines of the day. Speeches and well-placed interviews won’t cut it. He should be quizzed, as he was Thursday by reporters trying to get to the bottom of the Obama administration’s...
  • Helen Thomas: "The Price of War - Hamid Karzai Visits Washington" [WARNING: Graphic Images]

    05/21/2010 7:19:14 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 14 replies · 739+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 19 May 10 | Helen "Surrender Monkey" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai got a close look at the cost of war and American sacrifices last week in a rare travel schedule for a visiting head of state. The administration of President Barack Obama rolled out the red carpet as a peace offering to gloss over the public friction that caused the proud Karzai earlier this year to threaten to join the Taliban -- the enemy. Or is the enemy al-Qaida? Or both? Between meetings with administration officials, the Afghan leader’s orientation visit included a trip to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where wounded U.S. soldiers from...
  • Helen Thomas: "An Eloquent Defense Of American Democracy" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES, BARF ALERT]

    05/06/2010 1:50:21 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 25 replies · 747+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 6 May 10 | Helen "Precious Thing" Thomas
    An Eloquent Defense Of American Democracy Obama Also Notes Harshness Of Public Discourse Helen Thomas, Hearst White House columnist WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is so divided that it seems to me that the nation has lost its compass. Even in times of national crisis, including the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War and a string of scandals such as Watergate, the political center has held together. But now I’m not quite so sure. President Barack Obama has been most conciliatory as he seeks the middle ground on a host of issues, even to the point of caving to...
  • Helen Thomas: "Faltering U.S. Schools Are National Disgrace" [GRAPHIC IMAGES, LIBERAL LUNACY]

    04/28/2010 3:28:09 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 903+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 28 Apr 10 | Helen "National Disgrace" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama needs to wake up to the fact that the nation’s school systems are going down the drain. Thousands of teachers are facing a payless summer. Millions of school children are looking at a drop in educational standards and bigger classes. We are depriving students of their right to a decent education. Granted that school systems are under state control, the federal government needs to step up and help them overcome their financial woes. Aren’t the schools too important to fail? U.S. priorities are to spend billions every week for the unjustified and unexplained wars in...
  • Helen Thomas: "Time To Stand Up To Wall Street" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES, COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA]

    04/22/2010 12:58:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 30 replies · 814+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | Helen "Pinch Myself" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell met with two dozen top Wall Street executives recently and got his marching orders: Just say “no” to any new regulations designed to prevent another Great Recession, the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression in the 1930s. But something happened soon afterward. Faced with the politically tough strategy of defending Wall Street amid widespread public anger, McConnell stepped back and has begun talking about how a bipartisan bill to regulate Wall Street is likely to emerge from the Senate. I bet he got some strong advice from fellow Republicans, especially those facing...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Should Name a Liberal" [to the Supreme Court] [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    04/15/2010 2:09:25 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 32 replies · 913+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 15 Apr 10 | Helen "Stinging Dissent" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The forthcoming departure of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is a great loss to the country, especially to progressives. Stevens, a Republican, was appointed to the high court in 1975 by President Gerald Ford. Over the next 35 years, he grew in office and eventually adopted liberal views about the death penalty, abortion rights, protection of gay rights and curbing executive power. Stevens is brilliant, eloquent, outspoken and unafraid to change his mind, as evidenced by some of his votes on the court. He voted in favor of affirmative action, after first questioning it. He declared that...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Learning To Be A Strong President" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES and BARF ALERT]

    03/31/2010 1:03:50 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 43 replies · 1,161+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 31 Mar 10 | Helen "Mindless" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is learning to be a strong president. Yes, he can. When Obama took office, it wasn’t clear whether he had any firm principles. This perspective grew when he seemed oblivious to the harsh reality that Republicans weren’t going to sign on to his health care plan, no matter what. Obama became the Great Compromiser when he watered down his original concepts in a vain effort to appease his opponents, even though they had zero interest in working with him. The president had a light-bulb moment, at least publicly, earlier this week when he was interviewed...
  • Exclusive: Pelosi Defends Health Care Fight Tactics [Barf Alert]

    03/22/2010 10:17:41 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 15 replies · 536+ views
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a muted victory lap today after the historic House vote on health care reform, but didn't dispute a description of her clout in helping win passage of the bill. Diane Sawyer's exclusive interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi."Most powerful woman in American history?" "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer asked Pelosi today, citing an article in The Economist.
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama's Priorities - Guns-Or-Butter Debate Under Way" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    03/17/2010 4:43:16 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 19 replies · 778+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 17 Mar 10 | Helen "Group Think" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Billions are being spent for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we have stingy budgets for the stubborn needs on the home front. Thousands of teachers have been laid of, schools closed and homes foreclosed all over the country. Banks are holding back on loans to small businesses and the jobless rate remains stubbornly high. Call it a "recession" or a "depression," we know there is great deprivation in the lives of millions, especially those who have lost their jobs. In many ways, President Barack Obama has run up against a Republican iron curtain in his attempts...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Skewers Insurers" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES][BARF ALERT]

    03/10/2010 4:24:34 PM PST · by seanmerc · 37 replies · 1,261+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 10 Mar 10 | Helen "Final Chapter" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Finally! President Barack Obama has at last zeroed in on the greedy health insurance companies and their opposition to health reform. It’s about time. The president also seems to have awakened the public to the fact that congressional Republicans have mounted a solid wall of resistance to serious efforts at improving the American health care system. Obama is now in the final chapter of his year-long effort to win legislation that would make health insurance affordable and accessible to more Americans, 46 million of whom lack coverage. The Republicans have been admirable for their party discipline: They have...
  • Helen Thomas: "Hillary The Hawk - Clinton Gets Cues From President Obama" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    02/24/2010 4:23:47 PM PST · by seanmerc · 36 replies · 1,179+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 24 Feb 10 | Helen "Hezbollah Point of View" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is finding her voice in the world of foreign affairs -- and it’s the sound of hawk-speak, filled with threats and warnings. She has warned that Iran is becoming a military dictatorship. She is trying -- with some success -- to persuade U.S. allies to support stronger sanctions against Teheran. There’s no sign that the U.S. is about to invade Iran but there’s tons of speculation that the Pentagon has been tasked to figure out what bunker-buster bombs would do to Iran’s underground nuclear industry and whether such an attack would help or...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama’s Impossible Dream-Republicans Think Democrats Are On The Run" [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    02/18/2010 12:03:44 PM PST · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 1,584+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 18 Feb 10 | Helen "Political Theater" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Enough already. President Barack Obama’s admirable quest for bipartisanship is a voice crying in the wilderness. Oh yes, he has another chance at bat when he hosts a summit meeting Feb. 25 at Blair House, the president’s guest house across the street from the White House. He has invited the leaders of both parties to the televised meeting designed to "jump start" the discussion about health care reform. Obama said he does not want the talks to devolve into political theater. "I want a substantive discussion," he said. The summit follows Obama's televised sparring with House Republicans at...
  • Helen Thomas: "Wars In Our Time - Obama Is Now A 'War President'" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    02/03/2010 2:10:20 PM PST · by seanmerc · 43 replies · 1,499+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 3 Feb 10 | The only reporter to have interviewed all 44 US Presidents, the one and only HELEN THOMAS!!!
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama does have a foreign policy. It’s called war. Unfortunately, the president has not defined any real difference between his hawkish approach to international issues and that of his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. Where’s the change we can believe in? Bush left a legacy of two wars, neither of which was ever fully explained or justified. Obama has merely picked up the sword that Bush left behind in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both wars lack a formal congressional declaration of war. In the struggle against terrorism one might say, "Who cares?" Well, one group that...
  • Helen Thomas: "GOP Medical Wrecking Ball-Washington, As The Nation, Is Fragmented" [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/27/2010 3:26:37 PM PST · by seanmerc · 40 replies · 839+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 27 Jan 10 | Helen "Wrecking Ball" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama set a goal to change the way Washington works. That was a far-fetched dream, to say the least, at a time where there is no comity in the country and no move toward political reconciliation. The Washington scene -- reflective of the nation -- is fragmented between nay-saying conservatives who seem against every thing, and liberals and moderates in search of a middle ground. It seems impossible to find that mythical location. The divisions are propelled by anger, dissatisfaction and undoubtedly some fear of the future. Obama is the fall guy for this, raising Republican...
  • Democrats need to learn the blame game

    01/24/2010 6:23:43 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 48 replies · 1,469+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 1/24/10 | James Carville
    Democrats would not be playing the blame game with one another for the loss or for the healthcare debacle if they had only pointed fingers at those (or in this case, the one) who put Americans (and most of the world) in the predicament we’re in: George W. Bush.
  • Helen Thomas: "Democrats Get Wake-Up Call-President Obama Has Learned Hard Lessons" [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/22/2010 3:03:53 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 1,562+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | Helen "Beleaguered" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is a much wiser man as he starts his second year in office. When he arrived at the White House, Obama inherited an insurmountable legacy of a deep recession and two wars in the Middle East. These are issues hardly adaptable to instant solutions for an impatient public. He was flying high as a presidential candidate offering "change" from the heavy hand of conservatives empowered from the days of Ronald Reagan, who had turned the country to the right. Since those halcyon inaugural days the president surely has learned that there is no such thing...
  • Helen Thomas: "The Threats From Terrorism, Bubbles" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/14/2010 2:55:21 PM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 1,720+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 13 Jan 10 | Helen "Hezbollah point of view" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- No one in the Obama administration is going to acknowledge that our foreign policy in the Middle East has alienated many Arabs. The U.S. pro-Israel policy and our shocking neglect of the beleaguered Palestinians underlie almost every initiative or tactical tilt that comes out of Washington. President Barack Obama and his predecessors in the White House have scored domestic political points by embracing this world view. This is one vantage point that is truly bi-partisan, to the point where no one discusses it. Michael Scheuer, a former CIA specialist on the al-Qaida terrorists, complained on C-SPAN recently that...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama’s Honeymoon Is Over" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/06/2010 6:18:40 PM PST · by seanmerc · 75 replies · 3,321+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 6 Jan 10 | Helen "Insatiable" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The chorus of loud criticism of President Barack Obama is a reminder that every new occupant of the White House has a presidential learning curve. There is no such thing as an instant president. They all have to learn the hard way. Fans and foes alike seem to be ganging up on the newcomer as he approaches his first anniversary in office. Hopeful Republican antagonists are wondering whether he can win a second term -- premature as that speculation may be. Some one-time Obama supporters are disillusioned because of the great expectations fostered by Obama’s soaring rhetoric during...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Is No FDR - Republican Mission Is To See Obama Fail [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/25/2009 1:01:29 AM PST · by seanmerc · 58 replies · 3,369+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 24 Dec 09 | Helen "The Grinch" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The spirit of Christmas seems to have escaped Congress, maybe even the country. Have you ever encountered such mean spiritedness and political conniving as are now on display on Capitol Hill? In the past, we have had great philosophical divisions in the struggle for civil rights, especially when southern legislators ran the show. In praise of democracy, fortunately they lost. And of course there also was the "red scare" fomented by Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., in the 1950s when he led the commie-hunting movement that ended up victimizing government officials, academia and Hollywood. We recovered from that, too....
  • Helen Thomas: "Who Is President Obama? The Time Has Come For Obama To Get Tough" [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/17/2009 12:08:51 PM PST · by seanmerc · 65 replies · 2,714+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 16 Dec 09 | The only reporter who has interviewed all 44 US Presidents, the inimitable HELEN THOMAS!!!
    WASHINGTON -- After nearly a year in office, the defining political image of President Barack Obama has yet to emerge. Is he a hawk or dove, a liberal or a moderate? His Nobel Peace prize speech exposed his ambivalence. He harkened back to the Roman Catholic theologians to defend his "just war" in Afghanistan -- but he also expressed his ideals for a better world. Measuring Obama’s performance is truly in the eyes of the beholder. To those who were enthralled with Obama’s eloquence in the presidential campaign, reality is setting in. News flash: He doesn’t walk on water. But...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Is Now Called A 'War President'"-Escalates War in Afghanistan [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/10/2009 7:16:07 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 2,195+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 9 Dec 09 | Helen "Quagmire" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama had a golden opportunity to become a peacemaker compared to his hawkish predecessor. But he has let that opening evaporate by escalating the war in Afghanistan. Now he is called a "war president" -- a dubious title that former President George W. Bush personally embraced after starting two devastating wars, one in Afghanistan, the other in Iraq. In both cases, the U.S. is touting its exit plans. In Iraq, Obama has declared a victory and plans to pull out many troops next year, though leaving thousands behind to secure the Baghdad government. In Afghanistan, Obama...
  • Helen Thomas: "Afghanistan Looks More And More Like Vietnam" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/02/2009 4:47:16 PM PST · by seanmerc · 47 replies · 3,599+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 2 Dec 09 | Helen "Surrender Monkey" Thomas
    President Obama May Not Remember Vietnam Turmoil WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama insists that his decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan by sending in 30,000 more troops is not Vietnam all over again. Well, it sure reminds me of the perils and the price of that unwinnable war in Southeast Asia and the political chaos it wreaked at home. In Afghanistan, the designated enemies are remnants of the weakened al-Qaida network and the native Taliban, which has been growing in strength despite the eight-year war started by President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 catastrophe....
  • Helen Thomas: "It’s The Same Old Mideast Policy-Obama Administration Follows Bush Path"

    11/05/2009 11:36:34 AM PST · by seanmerc · 34 replies · 1,551+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 4 Nov 09 | Helen "Hezbollah point of view" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The Palestinians had hoped they would see a new day coming after the Bush administration’s eight-year capitulation to all that Israel wanted. But they were wrong. The Obama administration is moving down the same Bush road -- perhaps a little slower -- but nonetheless still enabling the Israelis to continue to violate international law and the U.N. Charter by annexing occupied Arab land. First, the new administration made it clear that U.S. policy opposed new Jewish settlements on the West Bank. This declaration was met with a thumping rejection from the Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu. Then,...
  • Rush Limbaugh: "The Return of John "Swifty" Kerry"

    10/28/2009 2:07:05 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies · 1,503+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 27 Oct 09 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It is apparent, ladies and gentlemen, that General John "Swifty" Kerry has taken over Obama foreign policy. You people who thought you were voting for Obama to change foreign policy were wrong. You know, I still can't get over that last sound bite. President Obama, there aren't Bush troops, and there aren't Obama troops. Those are American soldiers, and you've abandoned them, while claiming to these naval people in Jacksonville yesterday you never -- he's embarrassing. Worse than that, it's dangerous. We got John "Swifty" Kerry, who served in Vietnam, by the way, yesterday afternoon at the Council on...