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  • DML 2016?

    09/16/2014 6:13:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The question posed to Dennis Michael Lynch was simple enough: “What will you do to bring back America as a cohesive unit?” Explaining that she does minority outreach for the GOP, the woman who asked the question continued: “My cousin and his crony, the president of the United States, my cousin is Eric Holder.” Before she could finish her thought, the room erupted in laughter and Lynch jokingly interjected, “Are you lying to me?” Despite the lighthearted twist her question had taken, it was a serious one—every issue these days turns into a race issue, and she wanted to know what...
  • Chris Christie: I won't state position on immigration unless I run for President

    09/05/2014 7:18:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/05/2014 | By Ashley Killough
    Gov. Chris Christie, who has long avoided wading into the immigration debate, said Thursday in Mexico City that he won't lay out his position on immigration reform unless he decides to run for president. "Until that time I have no role in the immigration debate, except for how it may affect the individual citizens of New Jersey, which I'll deal with as governor," the New Jersey Republican told reporters. "But I won't have anything to say on immigration unless and until I become a candidate for president of the United States," he continued. "If that happens, then I will articulate...
  • If You Are Not Using the Presidency, Do You Mind If We Borrow It?

    09/02/2014 9:36:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/02/2014 | Robert Tracinski
    President Lincoln once said to an over-cautious general, If you are not using the army, I should like to borrow it for a short while. After Obamas latest press conference, I think we might need to say, to our disengaged, apathetic commander-in-chief: if youre not using the presidency, would you mind if we borrowed it? When asked what he intended to do about the biggest foreign policy crisis of the moment, the rise of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, here is what the commander-in-chief had to say. "I dont want to put...
  • The Vacant Presidency

    09/01/2014 10:17:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/14 | Obie Usategui
    United States of America is hopelessly led by an unfit and improvised charlatan, whose South Side of Chicago spin-politics style have all but propelled this nation to unparalleled disarray and turmoil If you are, like me, in any way addicted to headline news, there is no way in the world you could have missed the highly redundant headline banners featuring Barack Obamas golf outing charades of the last few weeks. Topping the storys serial coverage, however, was Obama giving a speech regarding the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS on August 20th, while just minutes after the speech,...
  • President Obamas Vacation by The Numbers (29.5 Hours On The Golf Course As Race Riots Rage ...)

    08/18/2014 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Mary Bruce
    As President Obama gets ready to interrupt his vacation for two days of meetings at the White House, heres a look at how he spent the past week on Marthas Vineyard: During NINE days of vacation, the president played SIX rounds of golf on TWO courses with 11 different partners, spending roughly 29.5 hours on the links. He made TWO family outings to the beach, spending roughly SIX and a HALF hours soaking up the sun and surf. [Snip} He ... delivered TWO public statements on TWO different topics, Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Mo. [Snip] He went for...
  • The Presidency is Breaking Obama Even As Obama Has Broken the Nation

    08/16/2014 6:21:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8-16-14 | Peter Wehner
    One of the nations best radio talk show hosts, Hugh Hewitt, interviewed Joe Scarborough, the host of one of the best political shows on television. According to Mr. Scarborough This is a president that does go out of his way to show that hes not paying attention to what anybody says. Hes going to do exactly what he wants to do, and hes going to be stubborn about it. He is politically, he is either politically tone deaf or he just doesnt give a damn. And I tend to believe based on everything Ive heard from people who work inside...
  • Michele Bachmann Says She Might Seek Presidency in 2016

    07/23/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    RCP ^ | 07/23/2014 | Scott Conroy
    Though set to retire from the U.S. House after her term expires at the end of this year, Michele Bachmann may not be done with electoral politics. The Minnesota congresswoman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate told RealClearPolitics on Tuesday that she is considering a second White House run. Bachmann made the revelation during an interview, in which she was asked for her view on whether any Republican women might seek the Oval Office in 2016. The only thing that the media has speculated on is that its going to be various men that are running, she replied. They havent speculated,...
  • A Spear Trap for 2016 - Hillary Clinton incapacitates her own party

    06/16/2014 9:04:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 16, 2014 | Scott McKay
    [SNIP] As a presumptive presidential campaign launch, this was a clown show. And it brings to mind an analogy of Clinton as a presidential candidate, one which not-infrequently appears in conservative-friendly movies like First Blood and Apocalypto. Namely, that Clinton is a spring spear trap for the Democrats to contend with, and theyre quite likely to be impaled by her in 2016. Understand that despite what you might see in film, the spear trap (or its cousin the Punji stick) is a jungle warfare device which, while potentially lethal, is most often intended to immobilize and incapacitate its victim, thus...
  • The Vaunted 'Competence' Of Barack Obama

    05/26/2014 6:27:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    s a candidate for president in 1988, Michael Dukakis famously proclaimed: "This election is not about ideology; it's about competence." It wasn't a winning argument. Dukakis had run as the architect of the so-called "Massachusetts Miracle," the state's mid-1980s economic boom. But the miracle was turning into a fiscal meltdown, and as it did Dukakis's once-commanding lead went down the drain. On Election Day, he lost to George H. W. Bush in a 40-state landslide. Dukakis played down ideology because he didn't want to be tagged as a liberal, and he played up competence because that's what all candidates do....
  • Americans More Likely to Vote for a Cheating, Pot-Smoking or Gay President Over an Atheist in 2016

    05/21/2014 7:42:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Most Americans would rather have a president who believes in God rather than one who doesn't. In a recent studyconducted by the Pew Research Center, Americans ranked atheism as the most negative trait that could be displayed by presidential candidates who plan to seek the White House in 2016. (Photo: Pew Research Center) Atheism was ranked the lowest on a list of 16 presidential traits where military service was ranked as the most appealing."Not believing in God and never having held elected office before are the most negatively viewed traits among those tested. Just over half (53 percent) say they...
  • Eugene Robinson: Obamas transformational presidency -- The most consequential since Reagan

    05/09/2014 1:32:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/09/2014 | Eugene Robinson
    Is it safe to say that Barack Obamas presidency will be remembered as the most consequential since Ronald Reagans a presidency that changed the trajectory of America and put us on a fundamentally different path? That was the audacious goal Obama set for himself during his 2008 campaign. Now is a useful time to assess his progress because the sixth year of any presidents tenure tends to be seen as a low point. Familiarity breeds impatience and frustration among commentators, at least, whose narrow focus on which party is perceived as winning the day or the week misses...
  • The Shoals of Equality

    04/01/2014 10:45:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    How might a captain's log of the good ship America read? The pages would surely include accounts of halcyon skies and smooth sailing, however turbulent the times seemed at the moment. As well as episodes of peril, even shipwreck, as the grand old lady was tossed and turned, even torn asunder. See 1861-65. There would be notations in the log by the greatest of her captains and commanders, the Washingtons and Lincolns, whose service to the Republic even now can be summed up by only one word: indispensable. The roster of skippers would include the near-greats, too, however much they...
  • The search for a home for Mr Obamas library and museum has begun

    03/27/2014 10:26:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Economist ^ | The March 29, 2014 Issue
    AT THEIR best, they are lively classrooms of democracy, says Richard Norton Smith, a historian who specialises in presidential libraries. They are also something of a misnomer. People who wander in expecting to borrow The Cat in the Hat tend to find instead a museum, a replica of the Oval Office and many floors of documents. Last week the Barack Obama Foundation invited applications from institutions interested in giving room to the 14th presidential library. Marty Nesbitt, a member of the foundation board and a friend of the Obamas, says a shortlist of sites will be presented to Mr and...
  • Cruz-Palin 2016: Seeking a Tea Party ticket (Article from 2013)

    03/07/2014 12:40:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Examiner ^ | October 16, 2013 | Dustin Koellhoffer
    There are so many good conservatives in and running for office that could take America back from liberal socialists and moderate spend thrifts that its hard to know them all without excessive effort. Sens. Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Reps. Paul Ryan, and candidate Elizabeth Cheney are all known names, but somebody has something bad to say about everybody. Romney was equally conservative but allowed his name to be smeared by moderates led by Boehner in Congress who cost him the election by attacking conservatives. Tea Party members need to stop being churlish when it comes to some of...
  • Trevor Loudon's Interesting Dream Team For 2016

    02/28/2014 9:37:17 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 22 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | February 28, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    New Zealander Trevor Loudon was at the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix on February 21st and 22nd, 2014. He is quite the American Patriot. In this excerpt from his Friday night speech, he shares his ideal Dream Team for 2016. Video at the site.
  • Oklahoma House Kills National Popular Vote Bill

    02/19/2014 3:35:49 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 17 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/19/14 | LD Jackson
    I wrote last Saturday about the insanity displayed by some Oklahoma Senators, Republicans no less, by passing a bill that would tie Oklahoma's Electoral College votes to the national popular vote. In case you missed that discussion, you can find it here. For further analysis that goes beyond what I provided, The McCarville Report has a post that is a must read about the National Popular Vote Fallacy. In regards to the bill that was passed by the Oklahoma Senate, I have been concerned about how it would fare in the House. I can now report that the bill will...
  • Carey Institute To Explore "What If" Of Palin Presidency

    01/31/2014 1:24:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WAMC-FM Northeast Public Radio ^ | January 31, 2014 | Dave Lucas
    President Obamas election in 2008 marked a landmark shift in American politics. But what if he had lost? What would life in America be like today, had John McCain and Sarah Palin headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave? (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Imagine a Sarah Palin presidency what kind of a difference if any would it have made if the course of history had flowed in a different direction? The Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville is hosting its latest Carey Dialogue Saturday night. Institute President Carol Ash is extending an invitation to the public to come and discuss what she says...
  • Anthony Weiner on Hillary Clinton: Most qualified candidate in history

    01/24/2014 10:14:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Scandal-plagued Anthony Weiner whose wife is a close associate to Hillary Clinton laid it on pretty thick for the former first lady this week, characterizing her as quite possibly the best politician for the presidential role in the entire history of the United States.
  • THe Caricature of A President And His Staff As Seen Through the Eyes of A Fractured Reality

    01/21/2014 4:31:33 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    These chracters have the ability to be manipulated in any 360 girection up or down, 3D movement. You need a subscription in order to be ale topost the characters. Enjoy! 'In this example click on BarackTurn, wait for the item to downloadedand then use your mouse to manipuate the image in any direction barackTurn from Mike on Sketchfab. Why someone created a weird caricature of Obama with Wings, is very strange. But there it is. Have fun plaacing him in all sorts of positions. "Click Obama With ?Wings to Activate It" ObamaWithWings from Beamvenom on Sketchfab. I call this the...
  • The GOP Needs a Conservative in 2016

    01/08/2014 4:52:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | January 7, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    There are moments in American political history when dissatisfaction with the old order and suspicioneven fearof its ways presents the opportunity for monumental change. It happened in 1932 as the nation sank into Depression and voted out the business of America is business crowd, installing a leftist plutocrat in the White House instead. It happened in 1980 when high taxes and inept leadership demanded a steady hand committed to unfettering American entrepreneurship. And in 2016, it can happen againas long as Republicans nominate an ideological conservative, ideally with a good dose of charismasomeone who can vividly explain conservative principles to...
  • Public lacks confidence in government, poll finds

    01/02/2014 4:35:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Only one in ten people in the United States says the government works well, and doesnt need to be changed, a new poll indicates. Half of the public, by contrast, said the government either needs a lot of changes or wanted a complete overhaul, according to a recent poll by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Seventy percent of people surveyed said they arent confident in the governments ability to make progress on the important problems and issues facing the country in 2014. The pollsters asked people which issues they want the government to tackle in 2014. Healthcare reform...
  • Obama's presidency beset by fits, starts in year 5

    12/28/2013 4:33:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2013 | AP News
    WASHINGTON (AP) It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor. His second inaugural address over, Obama paused as he strode from the podium last January, turning back for one last glance across the expanse of the National Mall, where a supportive throng stood in the winter chill to witness the launch of his new term. "I want to take a look, one more time," Obama said quietly. "I'm not going to see this again." There was so much Obama could not or did not see then, as he opened his second term with a confident call...
  • Washington Post Op-Ed Goes Viral: End Presidential Term Limits (With Poll to FReep)

    11/30/2013 7:35:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 30, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    An op-ed in the Washington Post went viral this week as it drew controversy advocating for an end to presidential term limits. In the piece, bluntly titled End presidential term limits, New York University history professor Jonathan Zimmerman suggests that the 22nd Amendment limiting presidents to two terms of office should be repealed as a way to assuring a more effective presidency and protecting democracy from a leader without fear of voters wrath. Citing the treatment of President Obama in the wake of his troubled Affordable Care Act rollout and a nuclear deal with Iran, Zimmerman argued that if Obama...
  • End presidential term limits

    In 1947, Sen. Harley Kilgore(D-W.Va.) condemned a proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict presidents to two terms. The executives effectiveness will be seriously impaired, Kilgore argued on the Senate floor, as no one will obey and respect him if he knows that the executive cannot run again.Ive been thinking about Kilgores comments as I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37 percent in CBSNews pollingthe lowest ever for himduring the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obamas fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president. Even former president Bill Clinton...
  • How a presidency unravels

    11/23/2013 6:31:33 AM PST · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 Nov 2013 | George F. Will
    For concision and precision in describing Barack Obama’s suddenly ambivalent relationship with his singular — actually, his single — achievement, the laurels go to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.). After Obama’s semi-demi-apology for millions of canceled insurance policies — an intended and predictable consequence of his crusade to liberate Americans from their childish choices of “substandard” policies sold by “bad apple” insurers — Scalise said Obama is like someone who burns down your house. Then shows up with an empty water bucket. Then lectures you about how defective the house was. What is now inexplicably called Obama’s “fix” for the chaos...
  • Kennedy Was No Conservative

    11/23/2013 6:50:11 AM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 45 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | Gene Healy
    When were evaluating our 35th presidents conservative credentials, it ought to matter that his administration conducted a systematic effort to silence the Right. In fact, on two of the Tea Partiers betes noires, abuse of the FCCs Fairness Doctrine and politicization of the IRS, the Kennedy administration practically wrote the playbook. A key document is the 1961 Reuther Memorandum, a 24-page strategy memo commissioned by Bobby Kennedy and drafted by United Auto Workers leaders Walter and Victor Reuther with liberal attorney Joseph Rauh. It called for deliberate Administration policies and programs to contain the radical right from further expansion and...
  • A Failed Presidency

    11/21/2013 5:11:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Commentary ^ | November 20, 2014 | Peter Wehner
    The bad news keeps piling up for President Obama. A new CBS News poll shows only 37 percent of Americans now approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, while 57 percent disapprove of him. A 20-point approval-disapproval gap in politics is worrisome. And so is having your party turn on you with a vengeance. A case in point: the Hill newspaper reports that Obamas relationship with congressional Democrats has worsened to an unprecedented low, according to Democratic aides. [Snip] The Hill story went on to report that Democrats in both chambers who are up for reelection in...
  • The pernicious myth of Obamas incompetence

    10/30/2013 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Salong ^ | October 30, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Excuse me if I sit out this round of hyperventilating over President Obamas alleged incompetence on matters ranging from the Affordable Care Act rollout to the NSA spying scandal. Because we just played this game last spring. Five months ago cable news and the Web were aflame with charges that the Obama White House had reached either a new level of tyranny or ineptitude after supposed new revelations about Benghazi, the IRS non-scandal and the administrations spying on journalists. In fact, the heavy-handed investigation of leaks targeting journalists in creepy new ways was the only story that merited serious coverage...
  • Christian TV Host Asks God for 'Military Takeover' of Obama's Presidency

    10/03/2013 7:57:31 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 24 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | October 01, 2013 | David
    Christian TV Host Asks God for 'Military Takeover' of Obama's Presidency By David DOWNLOADS: (207) Download WMV Download Quicktime PLAYS: (2036) Play WMV Play Quicktime Embed 360x233440x277520x320X277 A Christian TV host this week called on God to consider a "military takeover" of President Barack Obama's government because it could be the only way to save the country from tyranny. On his Monday Internet broadcast, Morning Star TV's Rick Joyner predicted that democracy was "doomed" unless the Lord imposed martial law. "The balance of powers in the legislative and judicial branches were supposed to balance and keep in check, hold in...
  • Hillary, don't run for president

    09/25/2013 5:43:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | September 25, 2013 | James Moore
    (CNN) -- Don't run, Hillary. Nobody is saying the former secretary of state, New York senator, U.S. and Arkansas first lady, and Yale-trained attorney is not qualified for the White House. In fact, she may have one of the most impressive rsums to ever be submitted for the job. Clinton has a breadth of experience that indicates she has every capability needed to be president of the United States. But it is time for America to move on. The first argument against another Clinton candidacy is generational. Baby boomers need to release their arthritic fingers from the torch of leadership...
  • Hillary Clinton would be a really FINE President, but of what Country?

    08/01/2013 12:22:42 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 26 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 1, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Similar to Imam Obama's, her presidency would be an historic first in many ways.Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain recently called Ms. Clinton a "fine" Secretary of Stateand observed that he would find it "tough" to choose were she and Senator Paul to be opposing candidates for the presidency in 2016. Senator McCain makes "tough" choices poorly -- like his RINO colleagues -- so why should he bother?We, however, need to make some choices and they need not all be "tough" ones. Mike at Make an Effort today contended, The only viable option left to us is a reformation within...
  • Book Discussion on Calvin Coolidge: A Documentary Biography

    07/29/2013 4:51:48 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 28, 2013 | C-SPAN
    David Pietrusza talked about his book, Calvin Coolidge: A Documentary Biography, in which he recounts the life and career of the 30th president. Born in Vermont and left motherless at just 10 years old, Coolidge attended Amherst College, worked his way up through Massachusetts state politics to serve in the state House of Representatives and Senate, and ultimately was elected governor of his adopted state. In 1920, he was elected as Warren G. Hardings vice president. Just three years later, with Hardings sudden death, the man nicknamed Silent Cal was sitting in the Oval Office. The event took place at...
  • Zogby: Obama is on the verge of failure

    06/21/2013 8:53:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that dithering in the White House has President Obama losing control of his agenda and administration. "President Obama has coined the term 'leading from behind'. Your humble pollster suggests that he 'falling behind in leading from behind' as things are getting out of control. After months of dithering, the U.S. has decided to arm the rebels in Syria, but this comes at a time when the Assad regime is in the ascendancy. (Sort of like Paul Revere screaming, 'The British were here. The British were here.') "Multiple reports...
  • The Decline of the Obama Presidency

    06/03/2013 9:07:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/03/2013 | Fred Barnes
    John Dos Passos, the novelist and historian, once said: "Often things you think are just beginning are coming to an end." His observation was made in the 1960s. But it's true today of Barack Obama's presidency and the promise of a bright future for his second term. Mr. Obama's re-election stirred grand expectations. The vote heralded a new liberal era, or so it was claimed. His victory was said to reflect ideological, cultural and demographic trends that could keep Democrats in the majority for years to come. His second four years in the White House would be just the beginning....
  • Reports of the Obama Presidency's Death Are Exaggerated

    04/29/2013 11:14:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/29/2013 | By Daren Jonescu
    A tentative murmur of hopefulness among some American conservatives is threatening to explode into joyous optimism. A few rough days for the Obama administration, combined with Obama's lame duck status, seem to have created an intoxicating elixir of wishful thinking, and a surprising number of people are quaffing this elixir without reserve. I feel like a teetotaler at a Dionysian bash, watching everyone else progressing from gaiety to hysteria, and wondering how they could be so careless as to set themselves up for the horrible morning after that awaits them. Obama is finished, the revelers exclaim. His agenda has run...
  • Who Makes the Cut for the Worst Presidents Ever? (What a Question)

    02/13/2013 7:59:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 364 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Michael Medved
    As President Obama prepares his State of the Union Address and the nation looks forward to a Presidents Day holiday, Americans should consider the warning examples of our worst chief executives. While few of Washington and Lincoln's successors could hope to replicate their epic achievements, every president can and must focus on avoiding the appalling ineptitude of John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and their feckless fellow travelers on the road to presidential perdition. The common elements that link our least successful leaders teach historical lessons at least as important as the shared traits of the Rushmore Four:...
  • Scarborough: 'Rubio Not Ready; Republicans Pushing Him Out There Making Big Mistake'

    02/13/2013 7:12:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "I'm going to get in trouble for saying this," said a prescient Joe Scarborough. Less than an hour after delivering a devastating take-down of the Obama economic record that surely pleased many conservatives, Scarborough made remarks about Marco Rubio that are bound to outrage many of the same folks. Commenting on Marco Rubio's response to the State of the Union, Scarborough declared that Rubio "is not ready to be President of the United States" and that "Republicans pushing him out there are making a big mistake." View the video here.
  • The Small Presidency (America should give the Calvin Coolidge model a try once again)

    02/11/2013 8:47:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/12/2013 | Amity Shlaes
    Action is something Americans of both parties demand of their presidents these days. This is natural for Democrats, whose heritage is all action, starting with Franklin Roosevelt and his Hundred Days. But Republicans like energy and a big executive as well. Over the course of the campaign this past year, any number of political stars, including Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana, argued that only an energetic candidate would be up to the job of managing the U.S. fiscal crisis. Mitt Romney worked hard to let voters know his party could beat the Democrats in the legislative arena. He swore up...
  • GOP: With big Latino vote, Rubio would win presidency (Survey: Rubio would get 48% of Hispanic vote)

    02/04/2013 9:49:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/04/2013 | Paul Bedard
    He's already being treated like the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner, and now there is another reason Republicans are excitedly buzzing about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: He alone would reverse the party's slide among Hispanic voters. A new nationwide poll from JZ Analytics found that Rubio would get 48 percent of the Hispanic vote, about twice what Mitt Romney won in 2012. Republican strategist told Secrets that a win among Latino voters that big would assure Rubio the presidency, since he would also likely keep the regular GOP base. "If he does that good, then he's the next president," said a...
  • JUST 333,000 VOTES IN 4 SWING STATES WOULD HAVE GIVEN ROMNEY THE PRESIDENCY

    11/19/2012 7:42:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2012 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    On November 6, 2012, 3.2 million fewer Americans voted for Mitt Romney than President Obama. 61.8 million Americans voted for Obama, while only 58.6 million voted for Romney. Despite losing the popular vote 51% to 48%--not a landslide for Obama by any means, but on the other hand not the neck and neck outcome many predicted--Mitt Romney would be President today if he had secured 333,908 more votes in four key swing states. The final electoral college count gave President Obama a wide 332 to 206 margin over Romney. 270 electoral college votes are needed to win the Presidency. Romney...
  • Victory without Triumph: Tough Road Ahead for Obama after Lackluster Win

    11/09/2012 6:50:43 AM PST · by islamisasataniclie · 16 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 11/07/2012 | Gregor Peter Schmitz
    Barack Obama may have won the election, but it is a victory devoid of triumph. Obama ran a lackluster election campaign, one distinguished more by harsh attacks on his opponent Mitt Romney than by pride in his own accomplishments. Just how narrow the victory was can be seen in the popular vote count. While the incumbent easily defeated his challenger in the Electoral College, he only managed to eke out a razor thin majority of total votes cast. Republican candidate Romney proved instead to be an opponent who will quickly be forgotten by history -- an inept, even awkward politician.
  • Video: An Obama Second Term = "O.J. Presidency" - all about Revenge

    11/05/2012 7:52:45 PM PST · by publius321 · 10 replies
    Obama reveals his true feelings when the teleprompter is off. He describes what this election means to himself, his Marxist cabal in DC and useful idiots Hollywood. Affirmative action presidency? No. O.J. Presidency? Yes. Here's Why:
  • Noonan: How Far Obama Has Fallen

    11/02/2012 4:14:35 AM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 74 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/2/2012 | Noonan
    And then it all changed. At a certain point he lost the room. Books will be written about what happened, but early on the president made two terrible legislative decisions. The stimulus bill was a political disaster, and it wasn't the cost, it was the content. We were in crisis, losing jobs. People would have accepted high spending if it looked promising. But the stimulus was the same old same old, pure pork aimed at reliable constituencies. It would course through the economy with little effect. And it would not receive a single Republican vote in the House (three in...
  • President Obamas Executive Power Grab - could forever change the way Washington works

    10/22/2012 12:36:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 22, 2012 | Andrew Romano and Daniel Klaidman
    Back in the spring of 2011, House Republicans had refused to raise the nations debt ceiling unless the president first conceded to massive spending cutsa gratuitous game of chicken that put the global economy at risk and defied decades of bipartisan Washington tradition. At the time, many Democrats, including Bill Clinton, were urging Obama to go it alone. Id raise the debt ceiling on my own, without hesitation, Clinton told a reporter. [Id] force the courts to stop me. But the White House insisted that unilateral action was not an option. Instead, Obama spent 44 days trying to forge a...
  • But Mitt Romney's a Mormon! (Fear not)

    10/21/2012 9:37:14 PM PDT · by SincerelyAmanda · 249 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | October 20, 2012 | Amanda Read
    Our White House has been residence to Unitarians, at least one likely Deist, and multiple Freemasons. Is Romneys Mormonism really any weirder?
  • Obama has earned a second term /Barf Alert

    10/21/2012 7:37:54 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 32 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 21 October 2012 | Express News Editorial Board
    The United States will face major challenges over the next four years. For the first time in history, its citizens confront the prospect of handing down to the next generation a nation that is less wealthy, less healthy, less secure and less in control of its destiny. President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have both laid out plans to avert such national misfortune. . . . We believe President Obama has demonstrated a better grasp of the essential issues and offers a better vision for the United States. Voters should give him a second term in the...
  • Honey, I Shrunk the President

    10/05/2012 1:54:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2012 | JAMES TARANTO
    .....We could spend hours quoting disparaging reviews of Obama's performances from journalists who were never as head-over-heels as Matthews and Sullivan, but we like to pretend as if we have space constraints, so we'll just take one representative example,...Tunku Varadarajan writes: "My God, in the four years that we've seen him in the White House, I don't think we've ever seen the president so flaccid, so dull-brained, so jejune, so shifty, so downcast."This columnist has to disagree. Obama's lame performance last night seemed typical to us. We can think of a few occasions in which we've seen the president less...
  • Obama's Mask Slips [Romney wins over another skeptic]

    10/05/2012 12:56:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Much is being made of the devastating blow that Mitt Romney administered to President Obama in the first presidential debate Wednesday night. Romney was masterful; Obama was incomprehensible. Romney was presidential; Obama was incoherent. Romney schooled Obama; Obama responded by doing the hand motions to "The Wheels On the Bus Go Round and Round." Republicans and conservatives alike were cheering. Even Romney skeptics like me happily conceded that Romney was the right guy all along. There will be an October surprise from the Obama camp, but they got one themselves Wednesday night. Obama was rambling, fumbling, stuttering. He was terrible....
  • Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year

    09/27/2012 2:51:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 27, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks. In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family. Author Robert Keith Gray writes in Presidential Perks Gone Royal that Obama isnt the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in. Gray told The Daily...
  • Obama feels the squeeze - now call security:

    09/10/2012 5:09:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9-10-12 | "Reporter"
    Full title: Obama feels the squeeze - now call security: President gets bear hugged off his feet by fan on same day he reveals Romney's health care will cost retirees $60k more President Obama got a lift on the campaign trail today after a visit to a Florida pizza shop. Scott Van Duzer, owner of the Big Apple Pizza, is clearly a fan of the president after he lifted him off the ground in a manly bear hug to show his appreciation. Obama could not contain his delight as he laughed heartily with the pizza shop owner after he was...