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  • The Current Very Bad Choices for the GOPE

    02/26/2016 3:52:07 PM PST · by LS · 116 replies
    Self | 2/26/2016 | LS
    A number of things have crystallized in the last week, none of them good for the GOPe. First, the latest (foolish) mantra: Trump "was exposed" by Cruzbio in the debate. No such thing. Only Cruzbio fanboys think anyone seriously hurt Trump, let alone stopped his momentum. What continually gets exposed is that no matter WHO Trump hired years ago to build WHATEVER. . . He alone actually hired someone and built something. Please, please Cruzbio, keep hitting that nail. What about Trump's weakness on health care reform? What no one will say is that (as was Obama's design) this is...
  • Why the Establishment Fears Cruz More Than Trump

    12/28/2015 2:33:48 PM PST · by Isara · 300 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 28th, 2015 | Robert Eno
    Read these two quotes carefully: The first: “Cruz cannot win because the Washington elites despise him.” The second goes: “[T]here are a lot of good candidates – I like nearly all of them… …except Cruz.” Which one of the similar quotes is from a pro-Cruz Super PAC and which is from a former Republican nominee for president?  The first quote is from an ad from Keep the Promise I, a Cruz Super PAC.  The second is from Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican nominee and war hero, who got trounced by Bill Clinton. Both purport to highlight a negative of Senator...
  • Chavez And The Jews: A Sorry Tale

    03/13/2013 11:42:57 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 10 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 3/13/'13 | Ben Cohen
    Like one of those telenovelas that are so popular on Latin American television stations, the slow yet inexorable deterioration of Venezuelas president, Hugo Chavez, was soaked in drama and cloying sentimentality. Chavez died March 5 following a two-year fight with cancer. For most of that time, he claimed falsely to have been cured. But less than two months after winning a fourth term in last Octobers election, Chavez was spirited back to Cuba, where Fidel Castros doctors treated him. Now, Chavezs death affords the opportunity for a critical reassessment of his tenure. In his fourteen years in power,...
  • Cult of Personality: Who comes to mind?

    01/06/2013 1:01:35 PM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 6, 2012 | Dan Miller
    North Korea, Venezuela and other countries have them. Instead of freedom they provide a benevolent hero to worship.The leader of a cult of personality has real power in his own right and/or is a front for others, some of whom are expendable if they might diminish the perceived glory of the leader. That happens frequently in North Korea. Officials once thought necessary to enhance the cult leader's glory are dismissed, sometimes with "extreme prejudice," when they come to be seen as posing dangers to his continued ascension to greater glory. Sometimes personality cults morph into secular religions. North Korea has...
  • The Hitler Myth

    11/16/2012 7:03:49 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 49 replies
    History Today ^ | Ian Kershaw
    Historic attachments to heroic leadership combined with a mastery of propaganda techniques to mesmerise Germany into acceptance of the charismatic authority offered by the Nazi 'Fuhrer'. For almost a decade after 1933, Hitler enjoyed a remarkable degree of popularity among the great majority of the German people. However dramatic and spectacular his political career, concentration on Hitler's character and personality in some respects bizarre, in others downright mediocre and wholly unpleasant can nevertheless do little to explain the magnetism of his popular appeal. Nor can his extraordinary impact on the German people in these years be accounted for...
  • I Pledge Allegiance... to Obama?

    03/14/2012 5:14:20 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 53 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Bobby Eberle
    This really takes the cake! It's one thing if you're a left-wing Democrat and you support Barack Obama, but it's quite another thing to replace the Stars and Stripes with Obama and Stripes. That's right... that's what local Democrats did in Florida. They replaced the stars on the U.S. flag with an image of Obama. What is happening to this country? As Fox News reports, "An American flag with President Obama's image in place of the stars flew over a Florida county's Democrat headquarters long enough to enrage local veterans who called the altered banner 'a disgrace.'" Lake County Democratic...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong Un is songwriter(another day, another display of genius)

    06/27/2011 1:43:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    NHK ^ | 06/27/11
    N. Korea: Kim Jong Un is songwriter NHK has learned that North Korean leaders have been publicizing the artistic achievements of Kim Jong Un, heir apparent to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. North Korea has been spreading positive information about the younger Kim at meetings in various communities and companies every week. NHK has confirmed that people are being told that Kim Jong Un has talent not only in the fields of politics and defense but in music as well. The leaders are saying popular songs are being produced thanks to his leadership and a representative work of his...
  • S. Korea: Plan in Place to Dismantle Cult of N.Korean Leaders(all statues & other landmarks)

    03/28/2011 6:46:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/28/11
    Plan in Place to Dismantle Cult of N.Korean Leaders The South Korean military has a plan ready for a sudden collapse of the North Korean regime to raze structures that are symbolic of the personality cult surrounding founder Kim Il-sung and his son Jong-il, it emerged Sunday. The principle is much the same that led to the toppling of Lenin statues after the Soviet Union ended and of Saddam Hussein statues in Iraq. The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combined Forces Command, and the Cultural Heritage Administration have met to discuss the plan, and the military has interviewed defectors to...
  • Freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all other stay out

    11/27/2010 12:56:43 PM PST · by factmart · 524 replies
    This thread is only for freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all (TROLLS)other stay out.
  • Parents, Mark Your Calendars: September 14th Is Obama Day At School!

    09/08/2010 6:46:10 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Cato at Liberty ^ | September 9, 2010 | Neil McCluskey
    ...Thats right, the president will make September 14 the second-annual Obama Day at your local school! You might recall last years Obama Day, for which the U.S. Department of Education put out teaching guides that gave parents across the country reasonable cause to fear a day of liberal politics and celebrating President Obama. You might also remember the divisive national uproar that precipitated, which ultimately culminated in a relatively staid but nonetheless campaign-esque speech, not to mention a fair amount of after-the-fact sneering at people who either didnt want public-school kids exposed to left-wing politicking or just wanted...
  • Kagan on Obama circa 2005

    05/12/2010 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 470+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2010 | Greg Halvorson
    By now, anyone with a working knowledge of narcissism recognizes the pathological condition of the president. Even liberals concede that the man who sends thrills up Chris Mathews' leg is self-absorbed. It therefore makes sense that Elena Kagan, his Solicitor General, is the SCOTUS nominee. In 2005, at a Harvard luncheon, Ms. Kagan waxed eloquent on Obama. She'd had the "privilege" of attending the DNC National Convention the year before and had experienced rapture: "He opened his mouth, said a few words, and the place was mesmerized. You could hear a pin drop. In part, that is because of all...
  • He's deaf to only voice of reason in cult of lackeys

    03/04/2010 3:16:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 3 replies · 623+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 3, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    The president is surrounded by acolytes of the Cult of Obama. They consider him to be a "transformational figure" who need not sully himself with the usual rules of politics. The president agrees, rejecting suggestions that he recalibrate his Olympian ambitions. That's not me saying that, nor one of my knuckle-dragging, baby-eating, right-wing brethren. It's Dana Milbank, the liberal Washington Post writer widely seen as Maureen Dowd in drag by most conservatives. Milbank wrote a column Feb. 21 arguing that all the president's problems could be attributed to a single factor. "Obama's first year fell apart in large part because...
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • I'm surprised no one's mentioned the reference in the schoolkids Obama praise song

    09/24/2009 12:18:36 PM PDT · by Mac from Cleveland · 32 replies · 1,773+ views
    self | 9-24-09 | Mac from Cleveland
    Apologies if I missed anyone commenting on this, but none of the posts I've seen mentions this-the excerpt from the lyrics the schoolkids had to sing in praise to BO: Barack Hussein Obama He said Red, Yellow, Black or White All are equal in his sight Mmm, mmm, mm! is taken from the children's hymn "Jesus Loves the Little Children Jesus loves the little childrenAll the children of the world Red and yellowBlack and whiteThey are precious in His sight.Jesus loves the little childrenOf the world. I thought it was bad enough when he compared himself with Lincoln and JFK
  • Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    09/24/2009 12:30:54 PM PDT · by indcons · 71 replies · 4,591+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, September 24, 2009
    Nearly 20 young children are captured in an online video as they sing songs that overflow with campaign slogans and praise for "Barack Hussein Obama," as they repeatedly chant the president's name and celebrate his accomplishments. The superintendent of a New Jersey school where students were videotaped being taught to sing the praises of President Obama issued a statement Thursday saying the taping was unauthorized, but failed to address whether the the lesson -- taught durnig Black History Month -- was approved. A YouTube video shows nearly 20 young children being led in a song overflowing with campaign slogans and...
  • 1984 Watch: Fifty-Seven Channels and Only Obama's On

    09/11/2009 9:20:23 PM PDT · by Wanpeirui · 6 replies · 445+ views
    The Tree of Mamre ^ | Sept. 11, 2009 | Wanpeirui
    In May, I wrote:Yet another Obama speech. Sigh ... In "1984", the TVs were always on, and always tuned to Big Brother's latest speech. While no one today is forced to turn on the tube or listen, in some ways things are not so different: In most households, the TV is always on, and every program is about Obama.This is now more true than ever. The new motto for CNN should be "CNN: All Obama, All the Time". Indeed, the only story about American politics that I have seen on CNN lately that was not about Obama was a story...
  • Parents Concern over Presidents Address to Schools Called Silly

    09/05/2009 12:01:23 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies · 1,356+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 5 September 2009 | John Semmens
    Amidst widespread concern among parents that the Presidents address to school children this coming week is an attempt at indoctrination, the Presidents Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, derided them as silly. The President is all about the future, Gibbs said. Its imperative that he reach young minds before they are calcified by the ideas of their parents. The speech and accompanying lesson plan are aimed at avoiding this calcification and energizing the momentum for change in the upcoming generation. Critics contend that their concern isnt over the speech itself. President Bush addressed school children in 1991. Its the accompanying lesson plan...
  • Original Draft Of Department Of Educations Classroom Directions for Obama Speech

    09/04/2009 7:22:02 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 30 replies · 2,068+ views
    The Nose on Your Face ^ | September 4, 2009
    Theres been much debate today about the Department of Educations preparatory materials for President Obamas Address to Students on September 8, and subsequent revisions made to the original draft. No one is talking, though, about the real original draft. Here it is. Only at TNOYF.Menu of Strongly Encouraged Classroom Activities for President Obamas Address to Students Across America Before the Speech: Make sure each student gets a President Obama Deputy Czar patch. Teachers should create the proper meditative mood by playing appropriate music for a half hour before the speech. We strongly recommend the live version of Crosby Stills and...
  • Obama administration backs off call for students to 'help' Obama

    09/03/2009 9:17:52 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 719+ views
    Examiner Washington, D.C. | September 3, 2009 | Dan Spencer
    After a fierce controversy over what many perceived as an effort to indoctrinate students, the White House says it will rewrite the government recommendation that teachers nationwide assign students a paper on how to "help the president." According to the Washington Times, Obama aides acknowledged the White House helped the U.S. Education Department craft recommended activities to be assigned to students after they watched Obama's address: Among the activities the government initially suggested for prekindergarten to sixth-grade students: that they "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president." Another task recommended for students immediately after...
  • In Obama We Trust

    08/27/2009 3:16:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 445+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2009 | Robin of Berkeley
    I grew up in a home where God was MIA. I don't remember religion being mentioned except occasional references to some sort of God and a heaven. While my family was proud of their ethnicity, they didn't practice the religion. Aside from the requisite Bar Mitvahs, they never set foot in a synagogue. My parents did worship at the altar of pleasure. They loved to party; they lived for the times they'd go out with their large, rowdy group, and dance and drink the night away. I'm not sure why my parents were such party animals. It was probably a...