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  • Would Any Candidate Utter These Words?

    10/07/2015 10:13:58 AM PDT · by mononymous · 13 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 10/7/2015 | Mononymous1
    Any candidate for president or even the nomination, that is... (1) I intend to go to Washington D.C. not to build up its powers but to tear it down and release the shackles that have for over 50 years slowly but surely bound the American people. The only power to be projected from Washington will be on the international stage. (2) How unfortunate, how revolutionary an act it is that the preservation of the political system established by the constitution of the United States should be entrusted to the maggots that currently infest the political class. If lesser men have...
  • Republican Power Rankings – Election 2016

    10/02/2015 7:05:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/02/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Republican Power Rankings – Election 2016 OCTOBER 2, 2015 – The Republican Candidates Power Rankings are back! Thanks again to ESPN, the NFL and the NBA for the inspiration. You will notice some of the lead players in this second round are trending upwards although their ranking has fallen. Inconsistency? Maybe, but the truth is that numbers 2, 3 and 4 all had good weeks. It was hard to choose between them. Number 1 — El Trumpo — was not so hot. But am I predicting him to fall? That’s a fool’s game… until it happens. (NOTE: This will...
  • Ted Cruz: Excluding Muslims from Presidency is Unconstitutional

    09/24/2015 6:43:18 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 102 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9-22-15 | Timothy Brown
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), in responding to the comments concerning Ben Carson with regards to him not supporting a Muslim for president, claims that it is unconstitutional to exclude a Muslim from the presidency. "You know, the Constitution specifies there shall be no religious test for public office and I am a constitutionalist," the Texas senator said during the taping of "Iowa Press" at Iowa Public Television. Specifically, Cruz was responding to Carson's statement on NBC's "Meet the Press," where he said, "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not...
  • Can someone explain to me why no one supported Scott Walker?

    09/22/2015 6:21:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 109 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Once again, I don't get it. Here are some dopey cliches not to use in your answers: He “didn’t resonate”. He “wasn’t ready for prime time”. He “failed to gain traction”. He was “a wallflower in the debates”. Stop it. I can talk like a Chuck Todd too, but what good would that do anyone? You want to not only win the presidency, but you want to elect someone who is not only conservative but has proven he can achieve difficult conservative goals even in a very hostile environment - right?
  • How dare the voters pick a candidate?

    09/21/2015 8:49:49 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    americanthinker ^ | September 21, 2015 | James Lewis
    The "conservative" punditocracy is ablaze with outrage that the voters might actually pick a candidate – in this case, Donald Trump. The scribbler class is openly trying to knock off the most popular candidate – in much the way they sneered at Reagan (just an old B-movie actor), and, for that matter, at Lincoln (a backwoods hick). Reagan and Lincoln lacked "nuance," "gravitas," and fashionable radicalism. Conservative pundits have made up their minds – and the most popular candidate is taking friendly fire. But regular people aren't going along. That annoys the elites something awful. Apparently our gurus have trouble...
  • Joe "Ridin' With" Biden Close To Announcing White House Bid, Aides Say

    09/19/2015 10:01:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | September 19, 2015
    Following the circus that unfolded in real-time on CNN at the Reagan Library last Wednesday, and considering that your choices on the Democratic ticket are essentially limited to an entrenched member of America’s political aristocracy who’s facing an FBI investigation and a radical socialist who wants to implement the largest peacetime increase in government spending in modern history, you’d be forgiven for suggesting that, as bad as things are now in Washington, they may get far worse starting January 1, 2017. Over the past three months, we’ve documented the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, noting that their shockingly...
  • How Much Would A Bernie Sanders Presidency Cost the Nation? Spoiler Alert: A Lot

    09/15/2015 1:11:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today in "How The GOP Establishment Hopes To Crush The Donald's Presidential Run," we explained what Trump’s remarkable poll numbers really mean:  What is most amazing is that the "expert" punditry still has not realized that a vote for Trump is not a "vote for Trump" but a vote of protest against the broken system.  If the current election cycle has taught us anything, it’s that voters may have finally woken up to the fact that a choice between alternating members of America’s political aristocracy is really no choice at all, and when you throw in the influence...
  • Presidential Nominating Process Highlights Gap Between D.C. and America

    08/28/2015 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    To many in Washington, there's little question that the 2016 presidential election should feature a dynasty rematch between the Clinton and Bush families. To most outside of Washington, that's the last match-up they want to see. The difference could perhaps be described as a tale of two Americas. The past 15 years have been a great time for political insiders, as the city of Washington, D.C., has become a boomtown. In fact, our nation's capital is now the nation's wealthiest metro market. Fueling the economic growth in our nation's capital has been an explosion of federal spending during the Barack...
  • Why the Crashing markets increase the odds of a Trump presidency

    08/25/2015 10:40:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/25/2015 | Charles Gasparino
    Crashing markets and floundering economies amplify voter anxiety — just like they did in 2008, when they helped propel into the White House a one-term US senator and “community organizer.” So, is it really so crazy to think that voters might elect as president in 2016 a real estate developer with little policy experience but lots of experience in land speculation, building casinos and reality TV? After months of believing Donald Trump was a flash in the pan, I’m willing to concede that The Donald could become the GOP nominee — and possibly the next president of the United States....
  • No More Politicians: The Presidency Is Trump’s to Lose [There is no greater antidote to Obama]

    08/20/2015 9:10:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/20/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    We’re still over five months from the Iowa caucuses and — astoundingly — it’s increasingly looking like the 2016 presidential election, not just the nomination, is Donald Trump’s to lose.It’s not only the polls, which are swinging his way. He has changed the nature of our electoral politics into a reality show with himself as star. Read his interview in Wednesday’s Hollywood Reporter if you’re looking for confirmation. Everybody else in both parties looks boring by comparison. We pretend to be interested in the others but Donald is all we really care about, even bourgeois liberal critics when they try...
  • The serious case for a Trump presidency . . . rough edges and all

    08/13/2015 9:27:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/15 | Herman Cain
    Style doesn’t get the job done. I believe that Trump, rough edges and all, would I knew I was cutting against the grain and going against conventional political wisdom when, on Tuesday, I offered my presidential Pick Six of the candidates I like best in this race – and Donald Trump was at the top of the list. After a media week of pointless conflicts with Megyn Kelly, of complaining about debate questions, and of generally giving his critics everything they thought they needed to write off his candidacy – how could I still think he would be a good...
  • Obama pushes up start of family's 40th vacation -- leaves Friday for Martha's Vineyard

    08/06/2015 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 6, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Already planning to spend 15 days vacationing at a sprawling oceanside resort home in Martha's Vineyard, President Obama has told the town that he is coming a day early, arriving Friday evening. [Snip] The Vineyard Gazette reports that the first family will be staying for the second year at the Chilmark home of Obama and Hillary Clinton contributor Joanne Hubschman on secluded North Road. Photos show it is equipped with a large infinity pool, a tennis court and comes with a huge sandy beach. The 17-room home is worth about $12 million.
  • The Age of the Demagogue

    08/05/2015 6:33:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, President Obama visited the set of Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" for the third, and presumably final, time. Obama has set records for the most late-night talk show appearances. He's also appeared alongside YouTube star GloZell Green, in the online series "Between Two Ferns," and Miami radio host DJ Laz, aka "The Pimp with the Limp." Obama has treated the White House like his own personal concert venue, complete with selfie-stick video. After all, as they say, you only live once. Meanwhile, the same week as Obama's final French-kissing session with palace guard Stewart, Obama vowed to push...
  • Hillary: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don’t Understand Why I Should Be President

    07/30/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength, the candidate explained in an interview with the morning newsletter The Skimm, is her “passionate commitment to helping people.” The passion was on display in 2009, for example, when Clinton personally intervened to help Swiss bank UBS settle a lawsuit with the IRS and thus protect the identities of tens of thousands of Americans who may or may not be evading U.S. taxes through Swiss bank accounts. Clinton was also asked about her greatest weakness. Here’s what she said: Got that? Clinton’s biggest fault is her inability to deal with you idiots who can’t comprehend why...
  • GAMBLE - Julian Castro - No biz being a heartbeat away from the Prezy

    07/15/2015 7:37:15 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 39 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/15/2015 | Matt Lewis
    Hillary’s Unqualified Top VP Choice Julian Castro is attractive and charismatic. He also has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency. Let’s get this out of the way early: Hillary Clinton’s rumored No. 1 choice for vice president would be the least-qualified nominee for the job in decades.
  • Obama the triple-loser: What's Obama proudest of? The things he's done worst at, turns out

    07/10/2015 8:50:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/10/2015 | David Lawrence
    Obama is delusional. He told a group from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative that he is proudest of three accomplishments: 1) the economic recovery, 2) Obamacare, and 3) his foreign policy. Narcissism is narcissism. It’s egotism that loves the reflection of its own ego. But when it spills over into the president’s warped perception of reality and the reality of the world depends on his clarity, then he, our president, has endangered the world. Boasting about accomplishments that he has not achieved is mild psychosis with possible deleterious results. Taking credit for three disasters is a failure to perceive...
  • Hillary’s Abysmal Record as Secretary of State Alone Should Disqualify Her from the Presidency

    06/23/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/23/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats’ candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that would qualify her for the presidency, and much that should disqualify her. What is even more painful is that none of that matters politically. Many people simply want “a woman” to be president, and Hillary is the best-known woman in politics, though by no means the best qualified. What is Hillary’s history? In the...
  • Biden Not Bowing Out, Will Decide on White House Run by August

    06/18/2015 5:29:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    US News ^ | June 17, 2015 | David Catanese
    Vice President Joe Biden has still not ruled out a 2016 presidential run and will make his intentions known by Aug. 1, according to two Democratic sources who have been in contact with his family. While the loss of his son, Beau Biden, last month paused any political planning by the vice president, the sources tell U.S. News that family members have indicated a White House run is still a possibility. He plans to announce his decision sometime prior to the beginning of August.
  • Jeb Bush Files Paperwork to Run for President

    06/15/2015 10:57:52 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Byron Tau
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush officially kicked off his candidacy by filing paperwork to run for president with the Federal Election Commission, flipping the switch on an expansive campaign operation he has quietly been building for months. The Republican, who becomes the third member of his family to seek the nation’s highest office, also is slated to deliver his first official campaign speech at Miami-Dade College Monday afternoon. The son and brother of two U.S. presidents, Mr. Bush enters a presidential field crowded with young up-and-coming Republican talent and an electorate deeply divided about the future direction of both the...

    06/13/2015 7:19:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 June 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Adam Carolla’s Friday podcast, syndicated Salem radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt made an appearance to promote his new book, “The Queen: The Epic Ambition of Hillary and the Coming of a Second ‘Clinton Era.’” During that appearance, Carolla asked Hewitt about his thoughts on Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and if at this stage in her career it was possible for her to put off a better “vibe” to make her more appealing to the public. Hewitt acknowledged Clinton’s age, but added that he thought she would win the presidency in 2016. “She’s 67,” Hewitt said. “She’ll be...
  • Barack Obama, pathetic at three levels

    05/14/2015 5:06:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    PowerLine ^ | May 13, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Yesterday, as John noted, President Obama took a swing at Fox News during a conference on poverty. Obama said: Sadly, I think there’s been an effort to either make folks mad at folks at the top or to make folks mad at folks at the bottom. And I think the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, who don’t want to work, lazy, undeserving, got traction. And look, it’s still being propagated. I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu, they will [present] folks who make me...
  • What Bernie Sanders Says Socialism Would Look Like in U.S. If He Won Presidency

    05/11/2015 7:40:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/11/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Noting that he’s “perhaps the most progressive member of the United States Senate,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) described today how, as president, he would do socialism in America. “When we talk about Democratic socialism, I think it is important to realize that there are countries around the world, like Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, who have had social democratic governments on and off for many, many years. And we can learn a whole lot from some of those countries,” the 2016 Democratic presidential contender said on CBS this morning. “For example, the United States is the only major country on earth...
  • Monica Lewinsky is offered $1MILLION by Las Vegas sex museum for DNA-stained blue dress ...

    05/10/2015 5:18:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    (UK) Daily Mirror ^ | May 9, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Complete Headline: Monica Lewinsky is offered $1MILLION by Las Vegas sex museum for DNA-stained blue dress she wore during Clinton affair Monica Lewinsky famously kept dress stained with Bill Clinton's DNA She has reportedly been offered $1million for the 90s item of clothing Offer was made by the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada Museum apparently wishes to include blue dress in exhibition 'examining private relationships of people in power, gender dynamics [and] politics' Lewinsky, who was 22 at time of scandal, is yet to respond to the offer In late July, 1998, Lewinsky turned the uncleaned dress over...
  • Finally: Bernie Sanders will announce for president tomorrow

    04/29/2015 7:41:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Longtime Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders will jump into the 2016 fray tomorrow, presenting the first official challenge to Hillary Clinton from her left. Liberal activists have been quite anxious for such a challenger, though the one they wanted was a bit younger and female. A self-described socialist in the style of the European democratic socialists, Sanders will bring fresh, innovative ideas to the table, like: Corporations are bad and have too much influence on our giant, ineffective, unaccountable government, so let’s make government bigger to fix the problem and also take a lot more money from the rich. They’re...
  • Hillary Candidacy Doesn't Worry Me

    04/14/2015 5:15:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | April 14, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Please forgive me, but I'm singularly unimpressed with Hillary Clinton in general, but especially as a Democratic presidential candidate. I'm neither smug nor complacent about the likelihood of defeating her, but I am incautiously optimistic. I hope I'm not wrong; the country can't take four more years of the same disastrous policies. Frankly, I'm a bit surprised that Hillary appears to be the anointed candidate with virtually no one in the party surfacing to challenge her for the nomination. If she was ever a good candidate, her time has clearly passed, because the mythical image that she has invested so...
  • Eight More Years of Obama?

    04/12/2015 2:53:19 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 73 replies
    self | April 12, 2015 | Art in Idaho
    Well, today's the day. Hillary has announced her run for the Presidency. What are we going to get? I attest we are going to get eight more years of Obama. Why is that? My opinion is they are two peas in a pod, not a scintilla of difference. Let's look at their records, political platforms and philosophy and see why. They both worship at the God of Alinsky and are hard core followers of the teachings of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Mao. They both are atheists. Yeah, they put on the religious trappings when it suits them, and yeah, Obama...
  • SOURCE: Hillary Clinton will announce her 2016 campaign this weekend

    04/09/2015 5:00:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/09/2015 | HUNTER WALKER
    A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's plans has confirmed that she will officially announce her 2016 presidential bid on Saturday or Sunday. This will be imminently followed by campaign travel. A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. Clinton has long been expected to enter the 2016 race. Polls show her well ahead of all her likely Democratic and Republican rivals. She has been ramping up her presidential preparations including leasing office space for a headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and hiring key staffers. On Tuesday, CNN reported Clinton's...
  • Ted Cruz's team says this is the proof that he can run for US president despite his Canadian roots

    03/30/2015 4:03:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 30, 2015 | Hunter Walker
    According to his campaign team, two top lawyers definitively settled the question of whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is eligible to run for US president with an article published in the Harvard Law Review earlier this month. In an email to Business Insider last week, Cruz's senior adviser Catherine Frazier said the campaign is pointing any reporters who ask about Cruz's eligibility to the March 11 article by Neal Katyal and Paul Clement. "Any coverage on this issue should include the Harvard Law Review article by Katyal and Clement," Frazier wrote. Questions have been raised about Cruz's eligibility as he...
  • Remembrance of Clintons Past - "They have no capacity for embarrassment."

    03/29/2015 1:01:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 29, 2015 | George Will
    <p>An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The world’s oldest party, which governed the nation during two world wars and is the primary architect of America’s regulatory and redistributive state, is eager to give her its presidential nomination, in recognition of . . . what?</p>
  • Walker’s “Think Locally, Act Globally” Standard of Foreign Policy Experience [Kilgore Slams Palin]

    03/26/2015 11:15:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    Conservative gabber Hugh Hewitt interviewed Scott Walker on foreign policy issues yesterday, and the ensuing headlines involved Walker’s commitment to nullify any U.S.-Iran nuclear deal “on day one” if he is elected. But a different item caught my attention: the Wisconsin governor seems to be side-swiping his Republican rivals in his rather unorthodox claim that only someone with executive experience can be trusted to know his ass from page eight on foreign policy and national security issues. Speaking of Obama, he said: [T]he unfortunate reality is this is what happens when you put someone in office who’s never led before....
  • CNN/ORC Poll: 50% say Obama's been a success

    03/19/2015 11:40:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    WDSU News ^ | 03/19/2015 | Jennifer Agiesta CNN Polling Director
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —As the political world's focus begins to turn to the race to succeed President Barack Obama, a new CNN/ORC poll finds Americans are split over whether Obama's time in office has been a success. But they are now more likely than at any point during his tenure to say things in the country are going well. In February 2009, shortly after Obama took office, 21% of Americans said things in the country were going well, 79% that they were going badly. The new poll finds 53% saying things are going well, 46% badly. That's the highest share saying...
  • Ed Klein: Obama Administration Looking to Stop Hillary's WH Bid

    03/15/2015 2:34:29 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 14 Mar 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Veteran journalist Ed Klein said on Saturday that the Obama administration "is up to its eyebrows in efforts to stop" Hillary Clinton from running for the White House — including six investigations launched by longtime presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett involving Clinton's years as Secretary of State. "This administration, the Obama administration, will do virtually anything to prevent Hillary from becoming president," Klein told renowned economist Larry Kudlow on his WABC radio show. Kudlow is also a Newsmax columnist and works for NBC's business channel, CNBC. "It's their view that if she does become president — like her husband, Bill —...
  • The Community Activism Presidency That’s Ruining America Author

    03/13/2015 2:28:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/13/15 | Judi McLeod
    If and when Obama ever leaves office, he will return to what he’s always been: a street community organizer working to take America down from within The very first day after an activism coup d’etat captured America in what all thought was just another presidential election, the day-to-day life of its citizens began taking a nosedive downhill, never to return. It wasn’t another president who was elected on Nov. 4, 2008, it was the official election of Community Activism. Nowhere is proof of presidency by Community Activism more visible than it is in Ferguson, Missouri. Community Activism gets to shy...
  • Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan

    03/05/2015 8:03:40 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    As soon as a conservative Republican emerges as a serious presidential contender, liberals in the media suddenly yank out the microscopes they’ve been keeping away from Barack Obama since 2007. They could care less what Obama did in college, how he got into college, who paid for his college, who wrote his letters of recommendation, what his grades were, and on and on—but we already know everything about Scott Walker and college. Obama’s media protectors could give a rip that the current president once had a mentor who was a literal card-carrying member of the Communist Party under Stalin. But...
  • Take the Presidential Competency Exam!

    02/23/2015 10:07:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 23, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Dear candidate for president of the United States: Congratulations on your decision to pursue a career as leader of the free world. The following exam, while in no way comprehensive, is intended to assess your basic qualifications and level of occupational competency. Though a failing grade does not automatically exclude you from being elected by low-information voters, hipster millennials, liberal yuppies plagued by white guilt and lesbian feminists with sleeve tattoos, it does strongly indicate that you are better suited for a career in an industry requiring no experience whatsoever and few, if any, measurable skills. Alternative career paths might...
  • Defiant Giuliani gets death threats - as Scott Walker weighs in to BACK former mayor

    02/21/2015 2:32:25 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2015 | Charlene Adams
    Meanwhile, Walker, a leading Republican contender for the White House in 2016, said Saturday that he doesn't know whether Obama loves his country. 'You should ask the president what he thinks about America,' the Wisconsin governor told The Associated Press while in Washington for a weekend meeting of governors. 'I've never asked him so I don't know.' Democrats have assailed Giuliani for questioning the Democratic president's love of country, and they urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates to rebuke Giuliani for his comments. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, another possible 2016 candidate, said he didn't think 'it helps to...
  • From Rome to Philadelphia: Protecting a Nation from the Fate of Lucretia

    02/16/2015 6:05:28 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 16, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the United States’ Commander-In-Chief, on Presidents’ Day… During the summer of 1787, the member states of the United States of America sent delegates to Philadelphia, hoping that in this new convention, they could right the errors made in the construction of the Articles of Confederation. The nation was in an economic depression that had not ended with the peace signed in 1783, as many had expected. On the contrary, our currency was worthless, our borders were porous, our cargo was in jeopardy on the high seas, and our veterans were destitute at home. The delegates to the Constitutional...
  • Democratic stunner: It isn’t even close in Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary showdown

    01/27/2015 9:00:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    As she reportedly lays the groundwork for an all-but-declared presidential run in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts by commanding margins in new polls testing Democrats’ preference for their 2016 presidential nominee. In a head-to-head matchup, Mrs. Clinton leads Mrs. Warren, 62 percent to 22 percent, when respondents were asked who they would vote for if the 2016 Democratic presidential primary were held in their state today, according to a Rasmussen poll. Sixteen percent were undecided and 18 percent said they had not heard of Mrs. Warren.
  • Palin 'seriously interested' in 2016 run, adding another big name to growing potential field

    01/24/2015 1:09:28 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 119 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | January 24, 2015 | Fox News
    Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin is saying she is “seriously interested” in running for president in 2016, injecting some intrigued into next year’s race and the already crowded field of potential GOP candidates.
  • Obama's perverse view of the presidency

    01/22/2015 12:24:26 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 22, 2015 | Dan Miller
    During His State of the Union address, Obama clearly stated His view of the purpose of His presidency. to follow the Constitution. It's too old and too slow. Here it is: "to do what I believe is best for America.” He presumably means an America as she would be after His radical transformation has been completed. He constantly tries to transform her in His own image. Following the Constitution -- not trying to evade Article II limitations on the Executive Branch and not trying to diminish the Article I role of Congress -- is best for America. A dictator would feel otherwise. The Constitution was designed to prevent the rise of dictatorships in America. Obama's...
  • Ted Cruz builds his White House team

    01/19/2015 5:23:34 PM PST · by xzins · 167 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    Team Ted Cruz is taking shape, and the Senate first-termer's presidential campaign could start before this spring. The Republican senator from Texas tentatively plans to fill senior campaign positions with the triumvirate he signed last summer to expand his political operation. At the top is Jeff Roe, whose organizational title is undefined but who would be the campaign’s chief strategic and logistics decision-maker. Jason Miller would shape and oversee campaign messaging; Lauren Lofstrom would direct fundraising. Cruz is in the process of “feeling out” additional campaign hires and prospective donors in preparation to join the field of 2016 candidates. If...
  • Sure sounds like Ted Cruz IS running for president

    01/19/2015 5:02:30 PM PST · by xzins · 22 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 19, 2015 | Allahpundit
    He and Rubio are the only two top-tier candidates I thought might pass on the race, and the only reason I thought Rubio would skip it is if Jeb Bush snapped up all the political talent in Florida for his own run. Cruz, I imagined, might pass simply because he can afford to play the long game. Rubio is no sure thing to get reelected in a purple state like Florida so it might be now or never for him; Cruz, on the other hand, will keep his Senate seat in the red state of Texas for as long as...
  • In the Wake of Selma Movie Reviews, Confusion Abounds

    01/13/2015 12:10:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | January 13, 2015 | Roger Stone
    Editor's note: Phillip F. Nelson coauthored this piece. It was Victor Hugo, the 19th Century writer and statesman who said, "Legendary truth is of another nature than historical truth. Legendary truth is invention whose result is reality." These axioms readily explain the confusion of so many people in the wake of the early reviews of the movie Selma and the disparate array of opinions being offered about the movie's treatment of Lyndon B. Johnson. His once-aide and confidant, Joseph Califano, in an effort to further strengthen Johnson's legend, even asserted that the whole idea of Selma sprang from LBJ. That was a...
  • The Deadbeat Candidate

    12/28/2014 5:46:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 28, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Carly Fiorina is gearing up to run for president. National Journal reports she already has begun hiring staff. Fiorina has run for office only once, as the Republican challenger to Sen. Barbara Boxer of California in 2010 -- and she lost. Still, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO won prime attention by running and losing. She's on "Meet the Press" all the time. She's still rich and still good-looking. (In 2010, Fiorina and husband Frank claimed a combined net worth of $30 million to $120 million.) Insiders think she's probably running for vice president; if Hillary Clinton is the Dems' nominee, the...
  • George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton is like ‘my sister-in-law’

    12/05/2014 9:40:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-5-14 | Jose A. DelReal
    <p>Former President Bush has spoken at length about his close ties to former President Bill Clinton, at times calling him his "brother from another mother."</p> <p>CNN's Candy Crowley asked Bush during an interview published Friday where that leaves Hillary Clinton: "My sister-in-law!" the president responded light-heartedly.</p>

    12/01/2014 5:44:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 69 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | 11-28-14 | Leon Wagener
    A “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former First Lady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the hush-hush “Rehab Before White House” plan to The National ENQUIRER in advance of Hillary’s formal announcement to be a 2016 presidential candidate, touted for early next year. A high-level insider told The ENQUIRER: “Hillary’s social drinking has gone out of 
control! “In a hushed-up incident, Hillary was too tipsy one night and suffered a secret collapse....
  • How Barack Obama's presidency has come undone

    11/19/2014 6:18:15 AM PST · by Phlap · 55 replies
    CBC ^ | 11/19/2014 | Neil Macdonald, CBC News
    The original Obama movement was so rapturous that stating the obvious — you can't eat hope and the rhetoric was mostly empty — seemed small-minded and a cynical snub to those people who clearly felt they were about to see real change, especially black voters who were feeling the kind of fierce emotions that most of us could never understand. "We are the ones we've been waiting for," he'd tell the crowds. Whatever that meant, it sounded good. Today, though, Obama must — must — at least be contemplating the possibility that he has failed. Six years after he assumed...
  • The Ebola Presidency

    11/06/2014 2:06:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 6, 2014 | J.R. Dunn
    [SNIP]The Obama of the plague narrative is a dreamer,a narcissist of little practical education and experience who sees the world in simple cartoonlike outlines and acts accordingly. Unable to imagine anything going wrong,incapable of either learning from past errors or responding to unforeseen demands. A man with no plan B. When things go south, he wanders off to the nearest golf course,leaving others to clean up...If this marks the end of the Obama presidency,as a number of observers have suggested,what comes next? We know that his mentality is that of a petulant child constantly striving for adult admiration. What happens...
  • Failure Upon Failure - The disintegration of the Obama presidency

    10/10/2014 4:46:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 20, 2014 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A year before his first inauguration, Barack Obama laid out the objective of his presidency: to renew faith and trust in -activist government and transform the country. In an hourlong interview with the editorial board of the Reno Gazette-Journal on January 16, 2008, Obama said that his campaign was already “shifting the political paradigm” and promised that his presidency would do the same. His model would be Ronald Reagan, who “put us on a fundamentally different path,” in a way that distinguished him from leaders who were content merely to occupy the office. “I think that Ronald Reagan changed the...
  • Paul Krugman: In Defense of Obama [on why Obama is a historic success]

    10/09/2014 11:24:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/09/2014 | Paul Krugman
    When it comes to Barack Obama, I've always been out of sync. Back in 2008, when many liberals were wildly enthusiastic about his candidacy and his press was strongly favorable, I was skeptical. I worried that he was naive, that his talk about transcending the political divide was a dangerous illusion given the unyielding extremism of the modern American right. Furthermore, it seemed clear to me that, far from being the transformational figure his supporters imagined, he was rather conventional-minded: Even before taking office, he showed signs of paying far too much attention to what some of us would later...