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  • Sowell: Success or Failure? (Obama)

    09/08/2014 12:05:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 9, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy. First the strategy — which is to get each crisis off the front pages and off television news programs as quickly as he can, in whatever way he can, at the lowest political cost. Calling ISIS a junior varsity months ago accomplished that goal. Saying before the 2012 elections that "bin Laden...
  • US Justice Department to sue polygamous towns

    06/21/2012 1:56:43 PM PDT · by SENTINEL · 123 replies
    Associated Press, ABC 4 ^ | 21 Jun 2012 | Brian Skolof, Associated Press
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An attorney for local law enforcement in two polygamous towns along the Utah-Arizona border says the U.S. Justice Department plans to sue both communities, claiming religious discrimination.</p> <p>Lawyer Blake Hamilton tells The Associated Press the Justice Department informed him Thursday of the pending civil rights lawsuit against the towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz.</p>
  • Why The Media Wants Romney To Win The Nomination So Badly

    03/09/2012 7:31:24 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Riehl World ^ | January 18, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    Why The Media Wants Romney To Win The Nomination So Badly This recent item in the New York Times below is in good part what's behind the liberal media's desire to see Mitt Romney get the nomination. Now, I don't see Romney quite this way. But the left does. Religion, wealth, a "retro vision of the country." In short, in Romney they see everything they have been working to destroy for decades. They even want to pretend he isn't flawed, hence the over-looking of his many gaffes and retorts that invite his being slammed. But they don't slam him, ......
  • Obama plan: Destroy Romney

    03/09/2012 7:33:54 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Polutico ^ | 8/9/11 4:29 AM EST | Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin
    Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early-stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee. The dramatic and unabashedly negative turn is the product of political reality. Obama remains personally popular, but pluralities in recent polling disapprove of his handling of his job, and Americans fear the country is on the wrong track. His aides are increasingly resigned to running for reelection in a glum nation. And so the candidate who ran on...
  • Obama 2012 campaign’s Operation Vote focuses on ethnic minorities, core liberals

    09/24/2011 8:42:14 PM PDT · by freespirited · 19 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09/24/11 | Peter Wallsten
    President Obama’s campaign is developing an aggressive new program to expand support from ethnic minority groups and other traditional Democratic voters as his team studies an increasingly narrow path to victory in next year’s reelection effort. The program, called “Operation Vote,” underscores how the tide has turned for Obama, whose 2008 brand was built on calls to unite “red and blue America.” Then, he presented himself as a politician who could transcend traditional partisan divisions, and many white centrists were drawn to the coalition that helped elect the country’s first black president. Today, the political realities of a sputtering economy,...
  • President Obama's national security strategy looks beyond military might

    05/26/2010 9:59:20 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 46 replies · 877+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2010 | Karen DeYoung
    Implicitly rejecting the antiterrorism rhetoric of the Bush administration, Brennan said that "our enemy is not terrorism, because terrorism is but a tactic. Our enemy is not terror, because terror is a state of mind and, as Americans, we refuse to live in fear." "Nor do we describe our enemy as jihadists or Islamists," Brennan said, because use of these religious terms would "play into the false perception" that al-Qaeda and its affiliates are "religious leaders and defending a holy cause, when in fact, they are nothing more than murderers." " action that eliminates a single terrorist but causes civilian...
  • Sit Back, Relax, Get Ready to Rumble - How Team Obama Plans to Battle GOP Onslaught

    05/11/2008 12:58:37 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 17 replies · 95+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 11th, 2008 | Richard Wolffe and Evan Thomas
    How do you know if Barack Obama is unhappy with what you're saying—or not saying? At meetings of his closest advisers, he likes to lean back, put his feet on the table and close his eyes. If he doesn't like how the conversation is going, he will lean forward, put his feet on the floor and "adjust his socks, kind of start tugging at them," says Michael Strautmanis, a counselor to the campaign. Obama wants people to talk, but he doesn't want to intimidate them. "If you haven't said anything, he'll call on you," says Strautmanis. "He's never said it,...