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  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Urged to Run for President in 2016

    11/23/2014 10:35:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    I could easily vote for a Scott Walker/Rand Paul ticket in 2016. Two constitutionalists in the White House? Wow, we have not seen such a thing since. . . the Harding/Coolidge ticket during the 1920 Election. My current political hero is Scott Walker. He got elected on conservative principles, applied those conservative principles, turned the State of Wisconsin around economically, survived a recall election after taking on the unions, and then got elected again, all in a four year span, and all in a blue State. He did not back down, and he did what he said he would. A...
  • Rogue President

    11/21/2014 5:26:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million, and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards. Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right. Thus does...
  • How BIG is The Executive? Cabinet Growth as a small example. [Vanity]

    11/20/2014 3:27:27 PM PST · by SES1066 · 11 replies
    Self
    With President Obama expanding on his power, an amateur historian like myself looks to past growth of the Executive Branch and in this post looking at the number of Cabinet (Departmental) positions and their growth. How many can give the number of these positions currently and how that has changed? It is an interesting progression and given my preference for minimalist governance, frightening!
  • SHOCKING: Hillary Clinton Could Be the Youngest Democrat Running in 2016

    11/19/2014 3:28:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 18, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Grandmother Hillary Clinton, 67, is vying to become one of the oldest world leaders in history. In order to achieve that goal, however, she may have to defeat a slate of Democratic challengers who are even older than she is. [Snip] {Jerry] Brown would be the oldest Democrat in the race; he’ll be 78 in 2016. Biden will be 73. Sanders will be 75. Hillary, who will be 69 on Election Day, would be younger by comparison. If Elizabeth Warren decides to run, she would be the youngest Democrat, thought not by much. Warren will be 67 in 2016. Democratic...
  • 'Pause and Reflect': Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina Mulling Presidential Run

    11/16/2014 10:51:55 AM PST · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 16, 2014 | Meet The Press
    'Pause and Reflect': Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina Mulling Presidential Run Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said Sunday morning that she is pondering a run for the presidency in 2016. “When people keep asking you over and over again, you have to pause and reflect. So I’ll pause and reflect at the right time,” Fiorina told NBC’s Chuck Todd.
  • Gutierrez says he might run for president (LOL)

    11/14/2014 1:38:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    Rep. Luis Gutiérrez said Friday that he will consider running for president if President Obama does not "go big" on immigration executive action. The Illinois Democrat was asked about a possible presidential run by MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart on Friday. "If the president doesn't go big, if the president doesn't go wide, if he isn't generous, certainly there are many throughout the country who say there should be a challenge for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party if it, once again, turns its back on our immigrant community," Gutiérrez said. "And if that were to happen, I'll give...
  • Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

    11/13/2014 9:33:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 117 replies
    Angie Drobnic Holan ^ | August 20th, 2013 | Tampa Bay Times
    Can Ted Cruz run for president if he was born in Canada? The Republican senator from Texas says he can. And just to be sure, he’s taking the extra step of renouncing the Canadian citizenship he says he didn’t even know he had. Cruz -- full name: Rafael Edward Cruz --was born in Canada in 1970 because his father was working for the oil industry there. The senator’s recently released birth certificate shows his mother was born in Delaware and his father was born in Cuba. The Cruz family left Canada a few years later. Cruz grew up in Texas...
  • The President of No!

    11/13/2014 10:00:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- In the gloom of the day after last week's election I think even his allies in the media expected something more from the Prophet Barack Obama. After all, he had just suffered through a wave election and he was left soaking wet. He did not merely lose this wave election. He was swamped. Republicans were victorious practically everywhere. At times they won by double digits: Senator Mitch McConnell won by 15 points, Arkansas' Senator-elect Tom Cotton by 17 points. And forget not the governorships: Ohio's John Kasich by 31 points, South Carolina's Nikki Haley by 15 points. The...
  • Can The GOP Only Win The Presidency With A Conservative?

    11/11/2014 6:15:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    Over at the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein makes the interesting case that the GOP can only win the presidency by nominating a real conservative.Regarding the failed presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney, Klein notes,“His clumsy statements, such as declaring that he was ‘severely conservative’ and that his preferred immigration policy would lead to ‘self deportation,’ were rooted in the fact that he was just regurgitating what he thought conservatives wanted to hear rather than explaining views with which he was comfortable. This was also at the heart of his butchering the conservative critique of the culture of dependency with his ’47...
  • Scott Walker to GOP: You know where to look for 2016 talent, right?

    11/10/2014 2:21:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The ink was barely dry on Scott Walker’s ballots in his third statewide win in four years when Chuck Todd asked him about his pledge to serve out four more years. That’s understandable; everyone assumes the two-term Governor of Wisconsin has national aspirations, and his invitation to Meet the Press was not offered to discuss Badger State water policy, after all. Walker didn’t give much away about his own plans, of course, but he offered the GOP some advice on 2016 that may well be self-serving eventually:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is staying...
  • Fox News cuts ties with Ben Carson

    11/09/2014 2:50:39 AM PST · by MikeinMotley · 152 replies
    Wapo ^ | Nov 7, 2014 | Erik Wemple
    Following an ABC News report that Fox News contributor Ben Carson is set to air an hourlong ad/documentary* “introducing himself to the American people” as part of a 2016 Republican presidential bid, Fox News has cut ties with him, according to aFox spokeswoman. The video is titled “A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America” and, according to ABC News, will be heavily biographical, addressing Carson’s “rise from being born to a single mother with a poor childhood in Detroit to director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins for almost 40 years, known for his work separating conjoined...
  • Is The Man In the White House Mentally Ill? (NOT A TRICK QUESTION)

    11/08/2014 4:19:42 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 139 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 11/8/14 | Dave Daubenmire
    I am not asking this with my tongue in my cheek. I am as serious as a judge. As I sit here and write, I am listening to Mr. Obama's press conference. Something is very wrong with this guy. He is either mentally ill or demon possessed. Either choice is a possibility. But something is definitely wrong with him. He seems somehow inhuman. I've lived my entire life in a world of athletic competition. I understand the human emotion that is associated with winning and losing. I grew up with the opening theme of ABC's Wide World of Sports continuously...
  • Ben Carson May be First Pro-Life Republican Candidate to Run for President in 2016

    11/07/2014 7:44:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/6/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Go to any conservative or Republican event and you’re bound to find conservative activists who have a petition, a table, or a book touting pro-life doctor Ben Carson as a potential GOP presidential candidate. The calls for Carson to run have been resounding for years and now it appears the pro-life physician has heard them and may be seriously considering putting together a presidential campaign. ABC News reports today that Carson plans to air a 40-minute video this weekend introducing himself to Americans. The documentary titled “A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America” will air in 22...
  • How Many Nicknames Does Obama Have

    11/06/2014 4:26:45 PM PST · by SandwicheGuy · 122 replies
    Self | 8 November 2014 | Self
    Affirmative Action President America's Nobel Prize-winning statesman  Anti-Midas Bama-Rama-Ding-Dong Bammy Bar-Ack Barry Barry Soetoro Boobamba Caliph Baraq Clown Prince Current Occupant Fundraiser in Chief  GayMuzzie Halfrican Hussein Ill Douce Jive-ass Jug-eared Jackass Kenyan Dog Eater Kenyan King Kenyan POS Kenyan Squatter Liberal Messiah Long-legged Mack daddy Lyin’ King MaoObama Nobama Obama the Undocumented Obamadork Obamao Obamatollah Obamaumao Obambi Obongo Obozo Obozo the National Clown Obumbler Obummer Obungler Odingding OhVomit  Our Little Man Child President Buckwheat President Smidgen pResident  QIC Queer-In-Charge Resident in Chief Retardo the Presinator SAIC  (Supreme Agitator In Chief)  Satan's Favorite Son Sheikh Barack Obama Shitstain on the...
  • Hillary bows out of 2016 race for medical reason?

    10/28/2014 9:08:15 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-28-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This seems totally plausible... I don't know who made this, but it's hilarious, and the best humor is derived from truth, after all.
  • Hard to believe this is 30 years old.

    10/21/2014 3:22:22 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 21st, 1984 | Reagan-Bush '84
    It's morning again in America.
  • Palestinian President Abbas Calls Jews Visiting Temple Mount 'Herd of Cattle'

    10/20/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/14 | Jordan Schachtel
    This past weekend, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Jews who dared to visit one of the religion’s most holy sites, known as the Temple Mount, a “herd of cattle.” Israeli authorities, on the other hand, allow free passage for Muslims to pray at the site Palestinians refer to as the Dome of the Rock. Jews are largely restricted from praying at that site, for fear that their presence alone may enrage Muslims, and that sharing a holy site with Jews may incite them to commit acts of violence. On Friday, the Palestinian President said that the Jewish community does not...
  • HELP WANTED: A 2016 Candidate Needed to Get Us Out of Our National Funk

    10/15/2014 7:50:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2014 | Jim Geraghty
    It is hard to overstate the pessimism of the American people right now. The last time as many Americans said the country was on the “right track” as said we were headed in “the wrong direction” – never mind having a positive balance — was June 2009. There have been particularly bad moments in recent years, such as the summer-2011 debt-ceiling fight and the fall-2013 government shutdown, but for most of the past six years, the numbers have been depressingly stable. Twenty-some to 30 percent of Americans feel like things are on the right track; 60-some to 70 percent...
  • Op-Ed: Forgive Me for Voting for Our Current President

    10/12/2014 12:21:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    inn ^ | 10/2/14 | Lisa Surany-Cyrulnik
    It is the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a time for the Jewish people to repent for their sins and ask others for forgiveness for any wrongdoing. In that spirit, please accept my open apology to my fellow Jews. I have truly put you all in danger. On November 6, 2012 I took part in a historic event in of which I am very ashamed. In fact, I am quite embarrassed. I helped put into the White House an imposter and a fervent enemy of the Jewish people. Barack Hussein Obama Maybe my wrongdoing is...
  • No to 'Jeb Bush for President'

    10/08/2014 3:02:45 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2014 | Bruce Walker
    I like Jeb Bush; I like his brother, George. At a personal level – not a political level – they live the sorts of lives that conservatives should want us all to live. Mitt Romney also has lived an honorable and decent life, with hard work and love of family as vital elements of his character. While George H. Bush, John McCain, and Bob Dole are much less likeable, I cannot, as a conservative or a patriot, dismiss out of hand their courage against evil nations in combat or their noble tenacity in combat or after combat injuries. But these...
  • Billionaire Warren Buffett Bets Hillary Clinton Will Be Elected President in 2016

    10/08/2014 5:24:59 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 8, 2014 | Chris Spargo
    Warren Buffett is predicting that Hillary Clinton will not only run for president in 2016, but that she will also win the election. 'Hillary is going to run,' said the billionaire investor while speaking at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Laguna Niguel, California, earlier today. He then went one step further, telling the audience, 'Hillary's going to win.' uffett famously supported both President Barack Obama and Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary, going to great lengths to let people know how capable and talented he believed both candidates were in a 2007 interview with The New York Times.
  • ‘Hillary is going to win’ in 2016, says Warren Buffett

    10/07/2014 1:05:56 PM PDT · by illiac · 102 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 10/7/14 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The presidential election of 2016 is already wrapped up, says Warren Buffett. And the winner is: Hillary Clinton. “Hillary is going to run,” the Berkshire Hathaway CEO said Tuesday at a Fortune magazine conference. He added: “Hillary is going to win.” Buffett was so confident the former secretary of state would win the White House that he said he would bet money on it. The famed investor was less confident, however, about who Clinton would face if she decides to run. “I don’t know,” he said about a potential Republican challenger for Clinton.
  • Is Obama The President We Deserve?

    10/07/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/07/2014 | Bruce Thornton
    In 1920 H.L Mencken wrote prophetically, “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.” Like the long tradition of antidemocrats from Plato to Founding Father Fisher Ames, Mencken believed that a democratic leader would reflect the self-interested aims and passions of the necessarily mediocre mass of voters. The disaster of Barack Obama’s administration invites...
  • Exclusive: Top Secret Service agent had gun stolen from car [how 'bout a TS/SCI Service agent?]

    10/06/2014 10:08:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/2014 | Susan Crabtree
    A top Secret Service agent who has regularly served on President Obama’s protective detail had his gun stolen out of his car at his house after leaving it there overnight and was never disciplined for it, according to two sources with detailed knowledge of the incident.Internal Secret Service records show that the agency reported that the agent in question lost a semi-automatic handgun in 2009, but he was never punished for it, the two sources said.At the time of the gun theft, the agent was assigned to the Secret Service’s inspection division, which collaborates with the Office of Professional Responsibility...
  • GOP 2016: What about Bobby Jindal?

    10/03/2014 12:26:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/03/2014 | Byron York
    A few months ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to Washington to introduce a new national health care proposal. While there, he arranged to meet privately with a small group of conservative journalists and policy experts at the offices of the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank. Some of the experts engaged Jindal in debate about one of the plan's more arcane provisions. The back-and-forth between Jindal and his questioners went deep into the proposal's details, and it was soon clear that Jindal could dive as far into the health care policy weeds as any of the wonkiest wonks....
  • George W Bush: my brother Jeb 'wants to be president'

    10/02/2014 5:18:30 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 91 replies
    The Tepegraph ^ | 8:26PM BST 02 Oct 2014 | Raf Sanchez,
    George W Bush has declared his younger brother Jeb "wants to be president", fuelling speculation that the Bush dynasty may soon launch a fresh bid to retake the White House. Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, is seen as one of the Republican Party's best hopes of defeating Hillary Clinton in 2016 and many party power brokers are eager for him to run. Jeb Bush has said he's still weighing his options but his elder brother is among those urging him to run.
  • What Ted Cruz would be risking by running for president in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/2014 | Philip Klein
    With his frequent trips to the early primary states and recent staff changes, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., is looking increasingly like somebody intending to run for president in 2016 — and it's easy to see why he would be tempted to do so. The next Republican race is going to be wide open, with no clear frontrunner, and the limited polling that exists on 2016 suggests Cruz would be starting out right in the mix with other candidates. If he declines to run and a Republican goes on to win the presidency, the earliest he'd be able to try would...
  • A Final Verdict on the Presidential Salute (oldie but goody)

    09/24/2014 8:01:11 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 31, 2009 | CAREY WINFREY
    FOR nearly three decades, I’ve felt conflicted about presidential salutes. After all, my United States Marine Corps instructors drilled into me the idea that “you never salute without a cover” which, in civilian, meant without a hat. My fellow Marines and I were also informed, in no uncertain terms, that we weren’t to salute out of uniform. (I don’t think that presidential blue suits, white shirts and red ties quite qualify.) So whenever I saw a president stepping off a helicopter and bringing hand to brow, my drill instructor’s unambiguous words came back to me with much of their original...
  • Something is terribly wrong with the Secret Service

    09/23/2014 5:36:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9-22-14 | Byron York
    President Obama is supporting the Secret Service in the wake of a deeply troubling incident in which a disturbed man jumped the White House fence, sprinted across the North Lawn, and actually entered the White House Friday evening. The man, 42 year-old Omar Gonzalez, had a folding knife in his pocket and had left 800 rounds of ammunition in his car not far from the White House. Gonzalez had also drawn the attention of authorities at least twice a few weeks ago — once in Virginia, when he was found with a sniper rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, and a map...
  • Jon Huntsman, Independent For President?

    09/17/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 09/17/2014 | Ruby Cramer, McKay Coppins
    Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has engaged in discussions with supporters in recent months about pursuing another White House bid — this time as an independent, according to three sources close to Huntsman. The former Utah governor declined to comment for the record. His daughter, MSNBC co-host Abby Huntsman Livingston, who was a surrogate for Huntsman’s campaign in 2012, said in an email that her father is “primarily focused on family and private-sector endeavors.” She added: “He has no plans to run, but in politics never say never. I know there is a lot of pull out there for him...
  • He Might Throw His Hat Into the Race — But Would He Run as a Democrat or a Republican?

    09/15/2014 6:07:07 AM PDT · by taildragger · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 14, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Cue the 2016 speculations: The former president and CEO of Ford Motors isn’t ruling out a presidential run. Speaking at a radio industry conference in Indianapolis Thursday, former Ford head Alan Mulally kept his options open when he was asked whether he’d consider running for president, ABC News reported.
  • Iowa poll: Huckabee tops GOP field… by a lot

    09/13/2014 11:31:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    More evidence surfaced on Friday which proves conclusively that the 2016 presidential race is not upon us. At the very least, the “invisible primary” remains perfectly invisible for now. On Friday, a CNN/ORC poll was released which misled its readers into thinking that the presidential race is on in the Hawkeye State. That survey revealed that the campaign is a rather predictable one on the Democratic side. The state which rejected Clinton in 2008 is now prepared to embrace her. At least, 53 percent of Iowa Democrats are prepared to make that leap. Another 15 percent of Democrats back...
  • WOW! Obama Says He Does Not Need Congress To Wage War on ISIS

    09/10/2014 6:28:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    In 2007, Senator Barack Obama made remarks about the War Powers Act and the war in Iraq. He blamed Congress for giving the president the power to wage war that he later abused. “The American people weren’t just failed by a president, they were failed by much of Washington. By a media that too often reported spin instead of facts… And, most of all by Congress, a co-equal branch of government, that voted to give the president the power to wage war that he uses to this day. Without that vote, there would be no war.” But that was back...
  • Poll: Majority say President Obama a failure

    09/09/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    A majority of voters believe Barack Obama’s presidency has been a failure, a new poll says. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday, 52 percent of Americans say Obama’s presidency has been a failure, compared with 42 percent who believe it has been a success. Thirty-nine percent believe strongly that his presidency is a failure, just 3 points below his total success score.
  • The Distraction of Obama’s Character

    09/09/2014 5:04:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-8-14 | Andrew Klavan
    Toward the end of the romantic comedy film The American President, Michael Douglas’s President Shepherd tells the assembled press corps, “Being president of this country is entirely about character.” This 1995 movie was made as a way of rescuing the scurrilous character of Bill Clinton from accusations of womanizing. It’s a pleasant and entertaining film but this line of dialogue, like just about everything else in the picture, is untrue. Being president of this country is somewhat about character — everything in life is — but it is also, very much, about ideas. There have been times over this past...
  • Sure sounds like Ted Cruz is getting closer to running for president

    09/08/2014 1:36:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    A complement to Friday’s post on Jeb Bush. I don’t know how I convinced myself that Cruz probably wouldn’t run, but I did. I think it was a combination of his age, his short tenure in the Senate, and the political damage he suffered from the shutdown (which he’s still trying to undo). Those first two are weak arguments, though. A young nominee is arguably just what the doctor ordered for the GOP against the Clinton dinosaurs, and The One proved that being a Senate newbie is no bar to the presidency. Cruz will have spent as much time...
  • In Texas, Ted Cruz Sounds Like He's Running For President In 2016

    09/05/2014 4:59:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 25 replies
    AP / Huffington Post ^ | 08/30/2014 | WILL WEISSERT
    DALLAS (AP) — Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016.
  • TOO BAD WE DON'T HAVE A PRESIDENT

    09/04/2014 6:06:26 AM PDT · by shortstop · 24 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/04/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Of all the times not to have a president. As Russia casts it eyes across eastern Europe, and as the Islamic State spreads its filth across the Middle East, what a time not to have a president. At least not a functioning president. Because that’s what we have, a non-functioning president. He slams the lectern and condemns Republicans as he calls for a $15 wage for fast food workers, but two days later he seems detached and bored as he discusses an outfit that curses him and beheads us. We don’t have a functioning president. Not just a president with...
  • On Ben Carson, 2016, and Moving On

    09/02/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/30/2014 | Joe Cunningham
    A cult of personality, while a great song, is a dangerous thing. They can lead normally smart people to do and say some things that don’t seem so smart.Everyone jumped on board with Dr. Ben Carson when he had the audacity to criticize the president and his Affordable Care Act with the president right there in the room. Not bad, guy. Immediately, the conservative movement jumped on Carson as someone to watch out for. He had a great story – made his way from Detroit to Yale and, in the 80s, was a rock star with some big surgical procedures (included separating...
  • 14 of the best quotes from a U.S. president known most for his silence

    09/02/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "A President should not only not be selfish, but he ought to avoid the appearance of selfishness. The people would not have confidence in a man that appeared to be grasping for office. It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion. They are always surrounded by worshipers. They are constantly, and for the most part sincerely, assured of their greatness. They live in an artificial atmosphere of adulation and exaltation which sooner or later impairs their judgment. They are in grave danger of becoming careless and arrogant.”
  • Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier killed in action call for President Obama's resignation

    09/02/2014 7:09:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 September 2014 | Ashley Collman
    One couple knows all too well the pain suffered by the parents of James Foley, the American photojournalist executed on camera last month by the Islamic State. Billy and Karen Vaughn also lost their son Aaron Carson Vaughn in 2011, when the SEAL Team Six soldier's Chinook helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan. Now the couple are calling on President Barack Obama to step down, citing his reaction to the Foley video and 'lack of leadership' in confronting ISIS.
  • Ben Carson on How He Will Overcome Lack of Political Experience If He Runs for President

    08/30/2014 7:03:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/30/2014 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    Ever since Ben Carson famously criticized President Barack Obama's health care policies during a speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, many conservatives have rallied behind the retired neurosurgeon's conservative, anti-big government rhetorics and urged him to run for president in 2016. But despite passionate support among his fans, how will he overcome the fact that he has no political experience? Carson has not officially announced his candidacy and plans to wait and see how November's midterm Congressional elections pan out, but he has already won a straw poll in Iowa and his book sales have beaten that of Hillary...
  • Mitt Romney: I Won't Run

    08/27/2014 4:30:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 99 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 8-26-2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    In his Tuesday evening interview on the Hugh Hewitt show, Mitt Romney said it over and over again: "I will not run in 2016." Though a determined Hewitt kept finding different ways to ask the same question, in the end the 2012 candidate stood by his claim, saying, "I had the chance of running. I didn’t win. Someone else has a better chance than I do." After Hewitt's relentless questioning, Romney did offer the host his "one in a million" chance of running: if all the other candidates got together and said, "Hey, we’ve decided we can’t do it, you...
  • British Embassy holds a party to commemorate anniversary of the burning of the White House

    08/25/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2014 | Tom Mctague, Mailonline Deputy Political Editor
    British diplomats in the US have been forced to apologise after revealing they were hosting a party to celebrate the anniversary of the burning of the White House. The British Embassy in Washington held a ‘White House barbeque’ yesterday to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Britain capturing the US capital and setting fire to the President’s iconic address. The Embassy even sent a message on Twitter from its official account with a photograph of a White House cake, flanked by British and American flags and surrounded by sparkler fireworks.
  • Nixon and the Tube; “Sock it to me?”

    08/25/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Roger Stone
    Editor's note: this column is an excerpt from "Nixon's Secrets"No American President had a more tortured relationship with television than Richard Nixon. As a Vice Presidential candidate Nixon salvaged his career with the televised “Checkers” speech to defend himself from charges of corruption. His poor appearance in the first 1960 debate with John Kennedy is credited with losing him that close election.Key to his political comeback in 1968, Nixon found more innovative ways to utilize the medium of television and soften his image. It was twenty-eight-year-old Roger Ailes who transformed this image through the remarkable use of television. Ailes knew television....
  • Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run for president again

    08/22/2014 3:58:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-22-2014 | FoxNews.com
    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm." Appearing with Ryan at a public event for the first time since their ticket lost two years ago, Romney offered his own good-humored praise by saying that Ryan "wouldn't be a bad president" himself.
  • Mitt Romney: Obama worse than even I expected

    08/19/2014 3:33:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/19/14 | S.A. Miller
    Mitt Romney said Tuesday that the problems inflicted by President Obama’s policies are even worse than he predicted during the 2012 presidential campaign. “It’s been a good deal worse than even I expected,” Mr. Romney told reporters after headlining a rally here for Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” he said. “But the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.”
  • When A U.S. President IS Muslim Brotherhood

    08/15/2014 7:12:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/15/14 | Walid Shoebat
    short but explosive video of former CIA Director James Woolsey in 2006 has been introduced into evidence at the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his officers. In that video, Woolsey advocates the removal of Middle Eastern dictators, even mentioning Mubarak by name while strongly implying that after the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the U.S. would seek similar regime changes in Libya, Syria and elsewhere to make the Saudis and Mubarak 'nervous.' If you've ever beaten your head against the wall trying to figure out the post-9/11 strategy of the U.S. and why we went into...
  • Mitt Romney 2016? Advisers try to squelch effort, but it's gaining steam. (Barf Bag)

    08/12/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 11, 2014 | Linda Feldman
    Talk to any of Mitt Romney’s closest political advisers, and the answer is the same: He won’t run for president in 2016. “I take Mitt at his absolute word. He’s not running,” says Ron Kaufman, Republican national committeeman for Massachusetts and a senior adviser to Mr. Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. ........................................................ But in Chicago last week, when asked about his draft effort, Utah GOP chairman James Evans was happy to talk. “We are mindful of Romney insiders’ concerns, but we’re not going away,” says Mr. Evans.
  • 'As President, I Will Defend Americans Against the Moral Bullies'

    08/12/2014 5:28:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/12/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    Back when Al Gore was running for president in 2000 he had a line about “fighting for the people against the powerful.” It's the standard line of the activist. No doubt it's what the marginalized and dependent classes are looking for in a president. But if you are a responsible individual like me you find that sort of thing insulting. People of the Responsible Self don't want some community organizer drilling them in a street protest; we just want a government that defends us from enemies foreign and domestic. Defending against enemies foreign and domestic is what governments are actually...