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  • Obama Cements His Legacy

    01/24/2013 3:49:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Newsweek stopped its print edition at the end of 2012, but they still tried to scandalize the country by producing a fake cover honoring Obama's second inauguration as "The Second Coming." This absurd attempt at myth making is a natural progression. The "cover" story was written by Evan Thomas, who proclaimed on MSNBC a few years ago that Obama was "sort of like God" in being above the gritty political fray. It was just as absurd when Newsweek writer David Frum, the formerly conservative Bush speechwriter, tweeted this piece of media-elite nonsense: "First term Obama: punchee, 2nd term Obama,...
  • Inaugurating President Chamberlain

    01/22/2013 11:12:25 AM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 21, 2013 | Roger Kimball
    Obama’s speech: Very long on gaseous generalities; exiguous with details. “Par for the course,” you say. Yes and no. Yes, an inaugural speech is intended to set the tone for an administration rather than spell out in detail a policy program. I appreciated, as must every American of good will, his promise that his oath of office was before “God and country, not party or faction.” I wish I could believe it. Most leftist commentators I’ve checked in on have regarded the speech as they regard Barack Obama, as a consummate example of “pragmatism.” I find it curious that...
  • James Taylor: Lets sacrifice a little liberty for safety

    01/22/2013 10:19:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 22, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Oh, its fun to pick on celebrities who dont know much about the issues on which theyre asked to pontificate and at least James Taylor has the honesty to preface his answer to The Daily Callers Nicholas Ballasy with an admission of ignorance. In fact, he does so twice, when Nicholas asks him about Obamas continuation of George Bushs drone policy and on the executive orders Obama promised on gun control (actually executive actions, most or all of which dont require actual EOs). At some point, its easy to feel a little sympathy for Taylor, who must be thinking...
  • Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

    01/22/2013 6:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Rarely have second terms lived up to the hopes and expectations of presidents or their electorates. FDR's began with an attempt to pack the Supreme Court by adding new justices and a second Depression of 1937. He was rescued only by the war in Europe in 1939 and the GOP's nomination of "the barefoot boy from Wall Street," Wendell Willkie. What can be called Harry Truman's second term was a disaster. In 1949, the Soviets exploded an atom bomb and China fell to Mao. In 1950, the Rosenbergs were convicted as atomic spies for Stalin and North Korea invaded the...
  • Obamas Declaration of Political War

    01/22/2013 7:35:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.22.13 | John R. Guardiano
    In his second inaugural address, Obama makes clear that its fight night in America. snip Indeed, Obamas second inaugural address was a liberal wet dream: It pressed all of the Lefts erogenous zones: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? Obama vowed not to change or reform them even though they are driving us toward financial insolvency, and even though they provide workers with a relatively lousy return on their investment. Climate change? It is real, and it must be addressed now! Sustainable (read: green) energy? America cannot resist this transition. We must lead it now!...
  • Obama's Target is Not Just Republicans, but the Constitution Itself

    01/21/2013 5:39:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 21, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama's second inaugural address has been described as one of the most partisan ever given, heralding a sweeping left-wing agenda and demonizing his opponents. But President Obama's target is not simply the Republican Party: it is the Constitution itself, and the values of liberty that it enshrines. In the address itself, President Obama made the case that liberty is not timeless; that it must adjust to the times, and that "preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action"--not to defend those freedoms from infringement, but to give them "meaning" through government regulation and redistribution. White House communications director...
  • Obama Promises "Peace in Our Time" In Inauguration Speech

    01/21/2013 2:45:27 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/21/13 | Aurelius
    If you did not already know that the President has no grasp of history, no knowledge of what he is saying, this should help confirm it. According to the transcript released by the White House, President Obama channeled Neville Chamberlain, using the phrase "peace in our time" to tout his reelection. The President explained (emphasis mine): We will support democracy from Asia to Africa, from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor,...
  • Obama's Inauguration Day: All That's Missing Is The Queen's Golden Coach

    01/20/2013 2:45:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 20, 2013 | Jonathan Freedland
    Obama's Inauguration Day: All That's Missing Is The Queen's Golden Coach Jonathan Freedland The Guardian, 20 January 2013 Barack Obama was treated to a performance by the cellist Yo-yo Ma at his first inauguration in 2009. America will on Monday witness its quadrennial act of political alchemy. The base metal of a previously partisan candidate is transformed by the incantation of a few, solemn words into gold, becoming not just a head of government but a head of state the only figure capable of transcending low politics and representing the republic itself. That, at least, is the idea. Inauguration...
  • Newsweek Cover: Obama The Second Coming

    01/20/2013 3:09:58 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 19, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    This Newsweek cover is just laughable. And offensive if you ever get around to stopping laughing. Yes, this is how they think of Obama in their hearts but in the end, this is just stunt journalism. This is the same as DC killing Superman back in the 90's. They've ceased caring about what they're writing about. Everything is good or bad simply based on how many heads turn to look. It's a stunt. They've clearly ceased to care about journalism in any way, shape or form. They don't care if what they do is impressive or a car wreck as...
  • Inauguration Poster Likens Obama to Jesus

    01/20/2013 3:00:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ and one national news publication called him the Second Coming. The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, Prophecy Fulfilled. Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is flash of lightning, the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges. Hussein, they allege, is a Biblical word meaning good and handsome. So you see, Barak was destined to be a...
  • Milbank on Obama's First Term: 'Messiah Never Came'

    01/20/2013 11:39:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 20, 2013 | Nole Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Friday, Newsweek magazine's newest cover touts Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration as "The Second Coming." Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank apparently doesn't agree, and wrote about the President's first term Friday the "messiah never came.""Mondays phony ceremony on the West Front of the Capitol contributes to the overall letdown that is this 2013 inauguration," said Milbank. "For all the grand preparations, the moment feels small." "Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the capital, sleeping on floors and lining the streets so that they could be part of history: the inauguration of the first black president,...
  • Shock: NBC's Richard Engel Highlights Second Term Obama's "Diminished" Global Influence

    01/20/2013 11:28:25 AM PST · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Kristinn
    NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel spoke about President Barack Obama's "diminished" influence over global affairs this morning on NBC's Meet the Press, saying that "authoritarian" China was being seen as a model for governance by more of the world's youth than the United States.Engel was on a panel hosted by David Gregory that also included Obama campaign honcho David Axelrod, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC's Tom Brokaw and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough.Engel made his comments toward the end of the first segment of the round table discussion on Obama's second term which started today.Engel faced push back from Scarborough,...
  • Second-Term Reckonings

    01/17/2013 9:19:06 PM PST · by Kennard · 18 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A rule of the modern age: all confident, reelected presidents trip up in the second term. LBJ was sunk by Vietnam. Reagan faced Iran-Contra. Bill Clinton had his comeuppance with Monica. George W. Bush was overwhelmed with the Iraqi insurgency and Katrina. And Obama will have his as well, obsequious media or not. Supposedly fundamental partisan swings of an era usually prove transitory: LBJs landside led to Nixon four years later, whose landslide then led to Carter in 1980, whose supposed new politics of humility and apology led to Reagan, whose small government-paradigm shift nonetheless by 1992 gave us Clinton,...
  • The crisis of a second Obama administration

    11/15/2012 12:30:35 PM PST · by massmike · 8 replies
    .thebostonpilot.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | George Weigel
    The prospect of a second Obama administration,freed from the constraints of running for re-election, have created a crisis for the Catholic Church in the United States. The immediate threat is the HHS mandate requiring Catholic institutions and Catholic employers to include coverage of contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortifacient drugs in the health insurance offered to their employees. A further threat comes from the gay insurgency, which will press the administration to find some way to federalize the marriage issue and to compel acceptance of the chimera of "gay marriage." Yet another threat to the integrity of the Church comes from the...
  • McCain: I think Palin should be the VP nominee

    04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 4, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Sarah Palin emphasized in her interview with Matt Lauer that whoever becomes the GOP nominee should not play it safe in his selection of a vice presidential running mate. She declined to answer outright whether she thinks this years VP nominee should have more experience on the national stage than she did in 2008, but she did say she thinks the presidential nominee should go rogue with his pick. Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain backed up those statements today with this: On CBSs This Morning, McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, was asked whether he agreed with his former...
  • Flexibility . . . to Do What?' by Senator DeMint

    03/29/2012 11:25:00 AM PDT · by cornelis · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | Sen. Jim DeMint
    Flexibility . . . to Do What? By Jim DeMint March 29, 2012 12:54 P.M. As you may have heard, earlier this week President Obama was caught on an open mike asking outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and by extension, President-elect Vladimir Putin, for space on on all these issues, but particularly missile defense because after my election I have more flexibility. The scandal isnt really the embarrassing gaffe itself or the equally embarrassing subsequent endorsement of his reelection by Pravda but the true substance behind it. After all, the character of the presidents words was nothing new....