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  • Hitler was ineligible for presidency, too

    06/23/2011 6:06:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    wnd ^ | Joseph Farah
    The American political and media elite have determined, for whatever reason, that the Constitution's eligibility requirements for the presidency are not important. That is the only conclusion one can draw from the misinformation, disinformation and disinterest they have shown to the serious questions swirling around not only the unique case of Barack Obama but also to the definition of "natural born citizen" in future presidential elections. It's not unprecedented that failing republics dumb down eligibility requirements for the presidency. It's not unprecedented that failing republics ignore or obscure eligibility requirements for the presidency. It's not unprecedented that failing republics make...
  • Poll: Palin leads GOP pack

    06/08/2011 2:07:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    Republicans want Sarah Palin to be their nominee, but they like Mitt Romney's chances better in a head-to-head match-up against Barack Obama, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee, has the support of 22 percent of Republicans surveyed, with Romney in second place, at 20 percent. Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Atlanta businessman Herman Cain tie for third place with 7 percent each. But of the Republican candidates, Romney runs the closest to Obama, at 38 percent to 51 percent. Obama outpolls former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty by 19 points and Palin...
  • Herman Cain Quotes

    06/01/2011 10:04:59 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    "It's time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain't working," he said. "Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job." May 26, 2011 L.A. Watts Times "To all of those people who say the tea party is a racist organization, eat your words," Cain later said while standing with his arms around a group of presumed tea party supporters. May 31, 2011 ABC News (blog) "One of the biggest problems we have with this country right now is too much government intervention trying to tell businesses how to do what they do best...
  • Who is Herman Cain and why should we care?

    06/01/2011 2:00:54 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies
    I admit that when five of the Republican candidates for president appeared at their lecterns in the first televised debate of the season, I said to myself, oh no. Not another black guy. We’ve already been snookered into electing the first black president who has turned out to be a total flop at managing the country. I watched the entire debate, however, and by the time it was over, I was convinced we should have waited and made this guy our first black president. We should have withheld the honor until a black candidate appeared whose job application showed him...
  • Palin and Bachmann: Conservative women the Left loves to hate (or fear and loathe)

    05/27/2011 2:07:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    May 27, 2011 | vanity
    So which is it: Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin will split the Tea Party vote. Palin will suck all the air out of the room and sideline Bachmann. Bachmann is a mini-me of Palin. Palin and Bachmann are popular because they are pretty (which belies their cold, conservative hearts). Bachmann will remain standing after Palin burns out.Palin and Bachmann will engage in a "cat fight."None of the above.
  • Dick Cheney: 'I worship the ground Paul Ryan walks on'

    05/26/2011 10:12:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-25-11 | Jennifer Epstein
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney doesn’t want Paul Ryan to run for president — he likes the House Budget chairman too much. “I worship the ground the Paul Ryan walks on,” Cheney said Wednesday during a rare public appearance, the Houston Chronicle reported. “I hope he doesn’t run for president because that would ruin a good man who has a lot of work to do.” Support for Ryan’s budget plan, which includes an overhaul of Medicare, has become an early litmus test for the GOP presidential field. The plan was also a definitive issue in the special election in New...
  • Rep. McCotter Ponders 2012 Presidential Run

    05/24/2011 12:41:51 PM PDT · by Azzurri · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2011 | Jonathan Weisman
    The hand-wringing over the Republican presidential field has not abated much since Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced he would not be seeking the GOP nomination, but a new name might soon be entering the fray, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, the guitar-playing, soul-searching libertarian from Michigan. Mr. McCotter has told Politico he’s seriously considering a run and will make his decision in the next two weeks. Never heard of him? Well, here’s a McCotter primer: His jams on a Fender Telecaster emblazoned with red, white and blue , although he has been known to pick up a Stratocaster as well. The conservative...
  • Iran's President to Be Caretaker of Oil Ministry

    05/16/2011 10:58:39 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | Monday, May 16, 2011 | by Xiong Tong
    The decision to merge ministries was made based on a "legal duty" and "structural obligation," said the Iranian president on Sunday, according to Press TV. In three separate decrees on Saturday, Ahmadinejad dismissed Welfare and Social Security Minister Sadeq Mahsouli, Minister of Industries and Mines Ali-Akbar Mehrabian and Oil Minister Masoud Mir-Kazemi from their posts, according to the 53rd article of the country's Fifth Five-Year Development Plan. Iran, the second largest exporter of crude in OPEC, currently holds the presidency of the cartel -- its first time in that position since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
  • ‘Smart’ Pundits Sneer at Herman Cain

    05/07/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT · by radioone · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Other McCain ^ | 5-6-11 | R. S. McCain
    “So now it’s the duty of the establishment pols and the establishment media to assure us that Cain can’t win . . .”
  • Obama, lost in thought ["simple-minded partisans" frustrated]

    04/27/2011 2:02:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    When I covered George W. Bush’s White House, my job was made easier by the simplicity of the subject. The president had a few defining mantras — Cut taxes! Rally the base! Terrorists hate freedom! With us or against us! — and most of his decisions could be understood, even predicted, by applying one of the overarching philosophies. With President Obama, there is no such luxury. The political right is befuddled as it tries to explain him: First, Obama was a tyrant and a socialist; now he’s a weakling who refuses to lead. The political left is almost as confused,...
  • Obama mines California donors ("It wasn't my campaign; it was your campaign. It was your..")

    04/20/2011 1:35:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 20, 2011 | Seema Mehta
    "It wasn't my campaign; it was your campaign. It was your investment. It was your time. It was your energy. It was your faith and it was your confidence that is allowing me to try to live up to those values that we share," he said in Chicago last week. "And if you remember that, and if you take ownership for that, and if you are just as fired up now — despite the fact that your candidate is a little older and a lot grayer — then I have every confidence that we are going to be able...
  • Obama’s ineligibility: Beyond arrogance and ignorance

    04/13/2011 5:16:46 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 35 replies ^ | 4/13/2011 | Lawrence Sellin
    Why was Obama exempt from even the most rudimentary examination of his credentials for office? And why are these same people denying that the Constitution has been violated? And why are they trying to bury the issue and denouncing anyone who speaks of it? Have they all decided that the term natural born citizen no longer applies as a prerequisite for the Presidency? If so, what are the new criteria for eligibility? The American people are waiting for the truth, not just the usual displays of elitist arrogance or feigned ignorance. There is clearly a conspiracy of silence. Is there...
  • Who is Herman Cain and Why Should Americans Care

    04/09/2011 9:32:38 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/11 | Daryl Mahan
    In the coming weeks and months the American public will hear more and more mention of the name Herman Cain as he embarks on a most important journey.  The country he was born and raised in is in turmoil, facing crises of potentially insurmountable proportions on several levels.  Our overall economy is in shambles with the nation's debt level higher than any other nation in recorded history. Born in Tennessee in 1945, many of Herman Cain's most formative years were during a time when American society viewed and treated its members quite differently based on their outward appearance.  At the...
  • Q & A: Herman Cain on Faith, Calling, and Presidential Aspirations

    03/22/2011 3:11:08 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 11 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/21/2011 | Trevor Persaud
    While speaking with Christianity Today, he said he could see a golf course from where he was sitting: "That grass is turning green, and people are going to be out there playing," he said. "But God didn't keep me here to go play golf, and relax, and take life easy. I believe that my life was spared because God had something really big that he wanted me to do. [snip]
  • Like Donald Trump, we all should be Agnostic about Obama’s Eligibility

    03/18/2011 7:20:59 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 6 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/18/11 | Alaphiah
    Donald Trump is no coward. How else does a man conquer his world the way that Trump has without a steely resolve and fearless valor. Nowhere is Mr. Trump’s bravery in fuller display as in his recent ABC News interview on Good Morning America. Trump was asked the question that has most political Conservatives assuming the fetal position and sucking the big politically correct thumb. Was the president, Barry Hussein Soetoro birth in America? (see 3:25min video) Without batting an eye, Mr. Trump strikes at the heart of the matter by acknowledging the concerted effort by Liberals and Democrat politicos...

    03/17/2011 4:57:40 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 75 replies
    Urgent Agenda ^ | March 16, 2011 | William Katz
    "We've said here before that the Republican cast of presidential characters for 2012 isn't very exciting. The GOP, we've said, may have to reach down to the next generation to find a candidate who can wake things up, and we've suggested Marco Rubio, the new senator from Florida. Now, Rubio may be making his move. From The Politico: With a landmark spending debate engulfing Washington, the Florida Republican has, virtually overnight, launched the national profile the conservative movement has been clamoring for. During his first national interview Monday, Rubio pounced on President Barack Obama — from the friendly confines of...
  • Rick Santorum Takes on Jihadism, Showing Moral Coherence and Political Courage

    03/14/2011 3:56:01 PM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/14/11 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...Santorum does not separate social and economic issues. He knows that the reason we should care about expanding economic opportunity is because we respect the dignity of every human person and want to expand participation. His advocacy of smaller government is not anti-government. He calls for the proper application of the principle of subsidiarity out of respect for the primacy of the family... He rejects the idea that there is any true "right" to an abortion even if the positive law currently protects the act. Every procured abortion is the taking of innocent human life and the denial of the...
  • On Libya and Budget, Obama Votes ‘Present’ (Inaction is a course with consequences)

    03/14/2011 5:42:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | March 14, 2011 | Michael Barone
    In the Illinois legislature, state senator Barack Obama voted “present” 129 times. Today, he seems to be voting present on two major issues — Libya and the budget. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon told reporters Thursday that the United States and other nations have “taken a range of steps . . . to squeeze (Moammar) Qaddafi, isolate him, really turn him into a pariah.” But the steps the United States has taken may well have bolstered Qaddafi’s determination to crush the rebellion against his regime. On the one hand, we supported .... On the other hand, we have..... Or at...
  • Is Obama Bribing the States on Eligibility?

    03/12/2011 9:54:29 PM PST · by thecodont · 83 replies
    drkatesview ^ | March 11, 2011 | drkate
    Continuing to thwart the United States Constitution and the people’s will, the Obama-Jarrett administration appears to be bribing the states considering eligibility legislation. Already Georgia* and New Hampshire’s eligibility bills will be postponed to 2013, clearly to protect Obama. And although there are signs of improvement in the language of the Arizona bill, what do you want to bet that will be postponed too? The way the bribe is being set up only reinforces our own research that Congress is engaged in the cover up of the usurpation. The goal is to reduce or threaten federal funding for key infrastructure...
  • Obama Keeps Low Profile on High Profile Issues (sees no upside in outspokenness)

    03/12/2011 3:37:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 12, 2011 | Jim Kuhnhenn, AP
    Call it an above-the-fray strategy. On hot issues that Democrats and Republicans have found cause to fret about — from spending reductions to state labor disputes — President Barack Obama is keeping a low profile. Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia want him more publicly engaged in budget negotiations in Congress while others want him to denounce Republican proposed program cuts. Democrats like Rep. Keith Ellison want him to go to Wisconsin to stand in solidarity with public unions fighting to retain their bargaining rights. Some lawmakers in both parties want him to take a greater lead against...
  • Choosing the President

    02/27/2011 7:01:24 PM PST · by The Watcher · 6 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 2-26-2011 | weholdthesetruths / the watcher
    The United States Federal Government is actually a creation of the states. Delegates from the states were chosen to find a way to turn all the sovereign, independent states into a nation, and thus, they created a caretaker government. The Constitution lists some 40 or so duties, the number being varied by how you characterize the wording. Each state at the time was considered to be a sovereign state, a whole nation, if you will. But, for purposes of unity, they needed a central government, which could act for those things the states could not do for themselves. Imagine the...
  • Leave Barry Hussein Soetoro Alone!

    02/15/2011 5:23:44 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 20 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/15/11 | Alaphiah
    Oprah Winfrey made Barry Hussein Soetoro president. So naturally in the closest feelings that she can muster to mimic maternal instincts Oprah comes to the aid of her ideological spawn. Ironically, the smartest woman in the world doesn’t realize that she just confirmed everyone’s suspicions about her little man-child. That suspicion is he is not qualified to be president. Vice-president Joe Biden, when he was running for president himself told us that Soetoro wasn’t ready to be president. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told us when she was running for president against president Soetoro that Soetoro wasn’t ready for that...
  • Donald Trump as President? What about the “Gravitas”?

    02/14/2011 5:55:04 AM PST · by wistful · 24 replies
    TrueblueNZ ^ | 02/13/11 | Redbaiter
    I remember Karl Rove or some other such RINO sell out making the point that in doing the TV show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”, Mrs Palin had put her ability to win the Presidency further in doubt because it somehow diminished her “gravitas”, evidently an important component in becoming a President. I would have thought if gravitas was a serious issue, the last person we’d be thinking of as President would be Donald Trump. He walks around looking like he’s got a bleached animal’s carcass on his head. He was patron and star of a silly reality show that IMHO has...
  • Obama’s fake Christianity?

    02/14/2011 3:11:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2011 | Brett M. Decker
    President Obama‘s coddling of Islam has many Americans questioning his national-security judgment, if not his intentions. In his administration’s muddled response to the crisis in Egypt, one clear message came from all the president’s men: A new government in Cairo “has to include a whole host of important nonsecular actors,” as stated by White House spokesman Robert L. Gibbs. The hitch is that in the Middle East, nonsecular means radical Islamist, like the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, in the middle of this global clash of civilizations, Mr. Obama‘s own religious disposition is being questioned – and not from the right, but...
  • Mormons & Media: 2012 forecast includes White House, NYT best-seller [Real Mormon/LDS]

    02/10/2011 2:00:24 PM PST · by T Minus Four · 9 replies
    The Mormon Times ^ | 10 February 2011 | Scott Taylor
    Today's highlighted links of the LDS Church and its members in news coverage include Huffington Post-published predictions of a Mormon in the White House and the Book of Mormon on the New York Times' best-seller list within the next two years as well as a look at Utah Catholics anxious to share Temple Square with their out-of-state peers. HuffPo's "What Will Be The Top Religion Stories of 2012" offering leads off with two bold predictions regarding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "1. "2. The Book of Mormon will be on the New York Times Bestsellers list throughout...
  • Cornerstone of Obama Presidency is Collapsing

    02/04/2011 1:07:11 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 47 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Febriaru 3. 2011 | Dick Morris
    How did Obama ever think that his program would pass constitutional muster? How could he imagine that the Interstate Commerce clause could cover something that wasn't interstate (health insurance cannot be sold over state lines) and wasn't commerce (failure to buy insurance is not commerce) would stand up in court? He was so sure that he would win any constitutional challenge that he arrogantly failed to put a severability clause in the bill so that it would survive even if parts were stricken down. The decision of the Florida District Court may or may not prevail in the Circuit Court....
  • Obama's WTF Presidency

    01/27/2011 12:58:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1+ views
    washington times ^ | 1/27/11 | editor
    President Obama seems to have cribbed his new campaign theme from Newt Gingrich, or maybe Saddam Hussein. In his State of the Union address, Mr. Obama rolled out “winning the future” as his latest signature theme and political brand. He employed the expression or variations on it 10 times, mostly to justify continued government activism. “We can’t win the future with a government of the past,” he proclaimed, before outlining more of the many ways he thinks Washington should dominate American life.
  • (You know it's really bad when) Biden is a linchpin of Obama's presidency

    01/02/2011 5:26:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 31, 2010 | Peter Nicholas
    Vice President Joe Biden is a career politician who has spent virtually his entire adult life in Washington politics — seemingly the antithesis of Barack Obama's hope-and-change message. Yet with a new political order in Washington, the success of Obama's presidency hinges more and more on the negotiating skills and political instincts of his No. 2. Facing a revived Republican Party, the White House is expected to increasingly deploy Biden as a presidential surrogate to find compromises and coax reluctant lawmakers into crossing party lines. Even Biden's penchant for veering off message is being reevaluated inside the White House as...
  • Merle Haggard on His Kennedy Center Honor, Meeting Obama and Oprah and More

    12/29/2010 12:34:22 PM PST · by blade_tenner · 42 replies · 5+ views
    Rolling Stones ^ | DECEMBER 28, 2010 | Patrick Doyle
    It was also nice to meet Obama and find him very different from the media makeout. It's really almost criminal what they do with our President. There seems to be no shame or anything. They call him all kinds of names all day long, saying he's doing certain things that he's not. It's just a big old political game that I don't want to be part of. There are people spending their lives putting him down. I'm sure some of it's true and some of it's not. I was very surprised to find the man very humble and he had...
  • Obama abdicates to Bill Clinton, lunacy

    12/12/2010 4:10:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 12, 2010 | John Podhoretz
    <p>The surreal week in Washington was brought to a fitting climax on Friday when Barack Obama handed the presidency over to Bill Clinton for 20 minutes. “I’m going to take off,” he said.</p> <p>“You’re in good hands,” the president informed the press corps, patting his predecessor on the back. And take off the president did.</p>
  • Is Obama EXEMPT from Impeachment?

    12/11/2010 10:43:10 AM PST · by 2harddrive · 120 replies
    Several lawyers have already been quoted on the Internet as maintaining that IF Hussein Obama really IS an ilegal alien, then he was never legally President, and so is thus EXEMPT from impeachment. Then process would no more apply to him, than to you or me. His lawyers would probably insist on an eviction process from the White House, and then throw roadblocks into the procedure to slow it down. He then might be in there for another year, smoking cigars and sipping Crown Royal, while America burns. Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, who questioned his bona fides is still...
  • Sarah Palin's 2012 Media Game (her unfiltered message may be the perfect setup for her 2012 run)

    11/29/2010 8:59:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11/29/2010 | Howard Kurtz
    As the old-school press mocks Sarah Palin for her swaggering reality-show antics and chatty tweets, she may be beating them at their own game. Howard Kurtz on why Palin's unfiltered message may be the perfect setup for her 2012 run. Sarah Palin has become the reality-show candidate for president, and she’s doing it all wrong. That, at least, is the consensus of Washington wisemen and media mavens who say that rather than boning up on policy and grafting on some gravitas, Palin has chosen to cash in on her celebrity status and exacerbate her polarizing presence. But I’m starting to...
  • VANITY What entry might satisfy Palin in 2012?

    11/26/2010 5:17:32 AM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 74 replies
    self | 11/26/2010 | self
    Gov. Palin has repeatedly stated that she would run only if there weren't someone else who stepped to the plate. Is this a blind? Or is there someone who is a credible candidate whom she would be willing/happy to have go through the circus, while she plays kingmaker in the primaries? If there is such a candidate, who could it be? Eliminated from consideration: Romney, Trump, Gingrich, probably Daniels On the radar: Rubio, Christie, Thune, Perry (I know, gag!), Bolton, Jindal Would she approach one of the acceptable candidates, or do they approach her? And when does the whle thing...
  • Could California Sink The Obama Presidency?

    11/20/2010 10:28:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 86 replies
    townhall ^ | 11/20/10 | Austin Hill
    First, let me be clear about this: Contrary to the growing consensus, I am still not convinced that President Obama is destined to be a one-term President. Despite the colossal rejection of the President’s policies and his “vision” in the midterm election earlier this month (the President himself stated repeatedly before the election that “my name’s not on the ballot, but my agenda is”), I’m still not assuming that he won’t turn things around for himself. In fact, as it stands now, I think President Obama is more likely to be re-elected than not. But there’s a present-day crisis on...
  • Why Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Run (She'd do better promoting conservatism on TV, not as President)

    11/19/2010 6:50:35 AM PST · by WebFocus · 602 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2010 | Mona Charen
    By telling Barbara Walters that she thinks she can defeat President Obama, Sarah Palin has dimmed hopes cherished by sensible Republicans that she might decide against a run for the White House in 2012. Here are just some of the reasons she should not run. The Republican nominee should be someone with a vast and impressive record in government and the private sector. Voters chose a novice with plenty of star power in 2008 and will be inclined to swing strongly in the other direction in 2012. Americans will be looking for sober competence, managerial skill, and maturity — not...
  • Newsweek Uses Same Excuse for Obama as Carter: Presidency Too Big for One Man

    11/17/2010 8:17:45 PM PST · by FTJM · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/17/10 | Kyle Drennen
    In the November 22 issue of Newsweek magazine, Daniel Stone defended the Obama administration by blaming the institution of the presidency for failures rather than the chief executive himself: "The issue is not Obama, it’s the office....Can any single person fully meet the demands of the 21st-century presidency?" The same argument was used to excuse an overwhelmed Jimmy Carter 30 years earlier. The sub-headline for the piece read: "The presidency has grown, and grown and grown, into the most powerful, most impossible job in the world." At one point, Stone explained: "Among a handful of presidential historians Newsweek contacted for...
  • Podesta calls on Obama to circumvent Congress

    11/17/2010 3:54:13 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2010 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff John Podesta, now the head of the Center for American Progress, called on President Obama to push forward with his agenda using federal agencies and executive branch power Tuesday, even though Democrats were dealt a blow in the recent midterm elections. Podesta said the American people want the president to move forward with his agenda. “I think most of the conversation since the election has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill,” Podesta said. “While that’s an important conversation, it simply ignores the president’s ability to use...
  • It’s “Otb” Time: One-Term Barack

    11/11/2010 5:58:42 AM PST · by Racehorse · 22 replies
    Sabato's Crystal Ball ^ | 11 Novemberf 2010 | Larry J. Sabato and Alan I. Abramowitz
    We have just entered the 2012 presidential election cycle, and the news is grim for the incumbent. While at least one recent poll gives Obama the lead against Sarah Palin, he is trailing in hypothetical match-ups against former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Even worse, only 38% in another recent poll said they believed Obama “deserves re-election.” Take a look at this categorization of states that is based on the best estimate we can make of President Obama’s pre-election job approval level in each state. The Democratic states are those where Obama is still above...
  • Cable Exclusive: George W. Bush Reflects on Years as Commander in Chief

    11/10/2010 7:07:10 AM PST · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2010. | Hannity
    Fox News host Sean Hannity sat down with former President Bush at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, for an hour-long interview and this is the transcript and video at the Fox News link. George Bush Interview.
  • George W. Bush: "Find out who was responsible and Kick their Ass"

    11/07/2010 4:44:36 AM PST · by Racehorse · 109 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7 November 2010 | Daniel Trotter
    The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, gave his administration a clear goal and him the resolve to find out who was responsible and "kick their ass," former President George W. Bush writes in his new book. In "Decision Points," Bush describes his reaction when his then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice informed him of the crash of a third airplane into the Pentagon. "I sat back in my seat and absorbed her words. My thoughts clarified: The first plane could have been an accident. The second was definitely an attack. The third was a declaration of war," the...
  • Bush rejects accusations of racism over Katrina

    11/03/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 51 replies · 1+ views
    reuters ^ | Wed Nov 3, 2010 | Steve Holland
    Former President George W. Bush says criticism from some, including prominent rapper Kanye West, that his handling of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina showed he did not care about black people represented "an all-time low." In his memoir, "Decision Points," to be released next Tuesday, Bush writes that charges flung at him that he was a racist during the Katrina crisis "was the worst moment of my presidency." In excerpts of an interview of Bush by NBC's "Today" show, the former president was asked about West's comment that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The accusation arose because many blacks...
  • Barack Obama's dumb 'Daily Show' Jon Stewart appearance and the President's diminishing brand

    10/27/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 30 replies
    President Barack Obama should make the most of his "Daily Show" appearance on Wednesday night - charming the pants off Jon Stewart and the crowd, as he did when he showed up there two years ago. It's a terrific show, Stewart is a great interviewer and Obama makes good television. Then, the President should cancel all future trivial media appearances. While they may have kept him personally popular, in broad terms they've degraded the Obama brand. Obama's handlers were supposed to be smarter than this. They were supposed to use his celebrity strategically to advance his agenda. Instead, they've been...
  • Obama Approval Hits Now Low, Voters Say He's Wrong Kind of Change

    10/21/2010 9:19:04 AM PDT · by julieee · 11 replies ^ | October 21, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Approval Hits Now Low, Voters Say He's Wrong Kind of Change Washington, DC -- In an election that is turning out to be focused on the liberal, pro-abortion agenda of the Obama administration, a new Gallup poll shows Americans give President Barack Obama the lowest approval ratings of his presidency.
  • China's Xi named to oversee military, a step closer to presidency

    10/20/2010 4:55:51 AM PDT · by HK.Ibtimes
    HK IBTimes Blog ^ | October 18, 2010 8:44 PM EDT | Alex Mw
    Chinese vice president Xi Jinping was elected as the vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) during the Fifth Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing on Monday, boosting the possibility that he may succeed after President Hu Jintao retires.
  • Can You Name the Greatest President of the Past 100 Years? (Cato Inst. says it's Calvin Coolidge)

    10/19/2010 7:07:22 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 73 replies · 1+ views
    cato Institute ^ | 10/19/2010 | Daniel Mitchell
    It’s tempting to say that Ronald Reagan was the best U.S. president of the past century, and I’ve certainly demonstrated my man-crush on the Gipper. But there is some real competition. I had the pleasure yesterday of hearing Amity Shlaes of the Council on Foreign Relations make the case for Calvin Coolidge at the Mont Pelerin Society Meeting in Australia. I dug around online and found an article Amity wrote for Forbes that highlights some of the attributes of “Silent Cal” that she mentioned in her speech. As you can see, she makes a persuasive case. … the Coolidge style...
  • Hillsdale College Prof. Paul Rahe: "The Single Best Decision Obama Has Made"

    10/17/2010 6:39:59 PM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 22 replies ^ | 10/17/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    When I read in the news this weekend not only that Barack Obama has asked Joe Biden to be his running mate in 2012 but that that he considers his original selection of Biden as his running mate back in 2008 as “the single best decision I have made,” I was taken aback. After all, in Washington, Biden is a bit of a joke.
  • A presidency on the verge of a nervous breakdown:

    10/10/2010 9:06:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies ^ | October 10, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    A presidency on the verge of a nervous breakdown: 5 key reasons why Barack Obama’s future looks increasingly bleak [Full title] Forget the myth of an Obama recovery. The past week has been disastrous for the White House and America’s increasingly disillusioned Left. No wonder the angry and desperate Vice President Joe Biden is talking about “playing hell” if his party suffers defeat in November. Here are five reasons why the Obama presidency’s outlook is getting significantly worse, not better:
  • Summer of No Recovery

    09/28/2010 8:38:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 28, 2010 | Kristin Theresa Jaroma
    The Heritage Foundation’s Senior Policy Analyst and founding member of the institution’s Center for Data Analysis, Rea Hederman, spoke at the Bloggers Briefing September 21, 2010, to discuss and outline the new “Obama Tax Hikes,” a series of papers produced by The Heritage Foundation. A state-by-state breakdown, and subdivision by congressional districts is included as well as graphs, charts, and maps. “We should not let these tax hikes take place,” Hederman argued. “The recession ended in June, 2009 but it doesn’t feel like it.” Since June, 2009, the national unemployment rate has been on the rise, giving America a summer...
  • Mike Pence, on the presidency

    09/24/2010 1:29:41 AM PDT · by The Watcher · 12 replies
    Hillsdale College speech ^ | 9-23-10 | Mike Pence
    Mike Pence makes an amazing speech to Hillsdale. Watch it here:
  • REUTERS: November election will define Obama presidency

    09/18/2010 5:44:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/10 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The congressional election in November will define President Barack Obama's next two years in office as Republicans look likely to pick up seats and put their stamp on issues ranging from the huge budget deficit to economic recovery and immigration. Reuters correspondents will interview an influential line-up of newsmakers at next week's Reuters Washington Summit starting on Monday and they will take an in-depth look at the election and its implications for Obama. Elected in 2008 on the promise of changing Washington, Obama will be forced to scale back his ambitions if the Republicans, who have tried...