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  • Media, Pundits, GOP Establishment Hand Wisconsin To Trump? (Vanity)

    04/03/2016 7:47:27 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 104 replies
    I watched The Trump rallies yesterday held in various cities & towns in Wisconsin, and get the feeling the average Joe and Jane primary voter are really upset and ticked off at the Media, the Pundits, the GOP (E), Ted Cruz, John Kasich, The DEmocrat Party Establishment, etc. and are about to send a "backlash" message to all these folks...that they have gone over the cliff in their hate and envy of Donald J. Trump. I shall follow events today and tomorrow as Trump, etc. continues his pro-active trek through the great state of Wisconsin, seeking its primary victory or...
  • Seven times pundits predicted Donald Trump's downfall

    02/17/2016 9:37:41 AM PST · by Signalman · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/2016 | Jonathan Easley
    The political class and pundits have been predicting Trump's political demise since his now-infamous speech launching his presidential bid last June, when his description of illegal immigrants as rapists and other criminals provoked a media backlash. Trump has been embroiled in controversy at seemingly every turn since. He has thoroughly confounded the pundits, who have declared numerous times that Trump had crossed some line that would be the final straw for Republican primary voters. Instead, Trump's blunt message of American exceptionalism and his distance from the political establishment continue to strike a chord with grassroots conservatives, who are fed up...
  • GOP vet: Trump win looking more and more likely

    10/18/2015 11:47:53 AM PDT · by libstripper · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 18, 2015 | ByronYork
    "I've resisted the idea that Donald Trump could and would become the Republican nominee," writes GOP strategist Alex Castellanos in an email assessment of the presidential race. "Unhappily, I've changed my mind." Castellanos, who once said flatly that "Trump is not going to be the nominee," writes "the odds of Trump's success have increased and been validated in the past few weeks."
  • Pundits Get It Wrong About Trump and General Election [Still Believe He Can't Beat Hillary]

    09/03/2015 9:01:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/03/2015 | Matt Towery
    After finally surrendering to the reality that Donald Trump is the certifiable leader in the GOP race for president, the "inside the bubble" D.C. pundits have moved on to his inability to win a November 2016 election against Hillary Clinton or some other Democrat. At first blush that seems a reasonable view. After all, the polling they rely on shows Trump with higher negatives than many of the other candidates in the Republican race. "He's too polarizing," say the experts. The conventional wisdom among most of the D.C. elite is that a Trump nomination would be disaster for a Republican...
  • Exposing Gateway Pundit’s Dishonesty: He Altered a CT Scan Image to Trick His Readers

    08/21/2014 8:48:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    little green footballs ^ | 8/21/14 | Charles Johnson
    Here’s another follow-up to my article about Jim Hoft’s dishonest tactics in promoting his bogus claim that officer Darren Wilson suffered a fractured eye socket in a purported struggle with teenager Michael Brown. As I pointed out in the earlier piece, Hoft posted a stock image of a CT scan of a fractured eye socket, but apparently erased the words “UNIV OF IOWA” from his copy of the image. Well, thanks to LGF readers @franklinftw and @loveheylola, I can now remove the word “apparently” from that description, because we have proof that Hoft (or someone who works with him) did...
  • Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing

    05/21/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper
  • Shouldn't there be a 'three strikes you're out rule' for liberal pundits?

    10/29/2012 6:38:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/29/2012 | Doug Mainwaring
    In his Washington Post column last week, E.J. Dionne once again tried to kill off the Tea Party movement, asserting that "Tea party thinking is dead," as if the claim would somehow make it true. I could be wrong, but I'm beginning to think Mr. Dionne doesn't like the Tea Party and would prefer to see it vanish from the face of the Earth. Two and half years ago, in the pages of the Washington Post, Mr. Dionne declared: "The Tea Party is nothing new. It represents a relatively small minority of Americans on the right end of politics, and...
  • More Bad News for Mitt Romney (Save for Post-Election)

    10/25/2012 4:39:31 PM PDT · by gotribe · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/2012 | A.B. Stoddard
    "Romney is his own worst enemy. This guy is tone-deaf."
  • Matalin to Krugman: ‘You’re Hardly Credible on Calling Someone Else a Liar’

    10/07/2012 11:22:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 7, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    In the roundtable discussion on This Week, Peggy Noonan’s analysis of last week’s debate lead to a heated exchange between Paul Krugman and Mary Matalin. “We will look back on it as a historic moment in this election,” Noonan said of the debate. “It upended things. This is what it it upended: Barack Obama was supposed to be the sort of moderate, centrist fellow who looked at Mitt Romney, this extreme strange fellow. By the time that debate was over, Mitt Romney seemed a completely moderate, centrist figure who showed up as mitt Romney the governor, not as Mitt Romney...
  • Social media leaves spin doctors in dust

    <p>Denver -- It's been going on for years. After a big campaign event, like this week's presidential debate, the candidates' representatives gather in a human corral called Spin Alley to feed their interpretations - always positive - to the gathered media. But Spin Alley is going the way of the Roman Forum, a victim of social media.</p>
  • How Carter Beat Reagan

    09/25/2012 3:25:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Spectator | September 25, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Dick Morris is right.Here's his column on "Why the Polls Understate the Romney Vote."Here's something Dick Morris doesn't mention. And he's charitable.Remember when Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980?That's right. Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980.In a series of nine stories in 1980 on "Crucial States" -- battleground states as they are known today -- the New York Times repeatedly told readers then-President Carter was in a close and decidedly winnable race with the former California governor. And used polling data from the New York Times/CBS polls to back up its stories.Four years later, it was the Washington...
  • Leave Romney Be [Attention seeking "lace curtain right")

    09/24/2012 3:15:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    The other day I received my weekly missive from WallStreetJournal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan,in which she informed me and the world that "the Romney campaign has to get turned around." She added helpfully,"This week I called it incompetent,but only because I was being polite. I really meant 'rolling calamity.'" The media loved this column and repeated it widely. Their goal is to depress the Republican vote. Noonan's goal,apparently,is to get attention. Noonan got a lot of it in October 2008, when she wrote the following giddy nonsense about Barack Obama: He has within him the possibility to...
  • Bravo, Ann Romney!

    09/23/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 127 replies
    Richochet ^ | September 22, 2012 | Dave Carter
    I don't know Ann Romney. I don't know Lee Cary, from the American Thinker, either, but I should like to buy them both dinner to thank them for making an important point yesterday, and it needs to be emphasized. Asked about some of the more counterproductive criticisms made by Republicans, Mrs. Romney replied, "Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring." My thoughts exactly. Constructive criticism is one thing, but handing ammunition to the opposition is uncalled for. Part of the problem is that I really like some of the people making these remarks,...
  • When Everything's Been Said

    07/03/2012 1:06:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 3, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    <p>Give that writer a prize.</p> <p>How many ways are there to say that Palestinians and Israelis are talking past each other because they have profoundly different needs and goals? Israel seeks recognition as a legitimate, permanent part of the region with the "secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force" that are the promise of U.N. Resolution 242. Palestinians seek to reverse the establishment of Israel, which they believe was created on their land and at the expense of their patrimony. Whose writing will make Abu Mazen say Jews are the indigenous people of the region and State of Israel is their rightful home? Dennis Ross's latest "six point plan" for a "two state solution" won't do it.</p>
  • Conservative Pundit Sniffs Play Pile-on-Newt

    12/13/2011 7:22:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 1+ views
    GrasstopsUSA.com ^ | Decemberv 13, 2011 | Don Feder
    H.L. Mencken called his colleagues of the fourth estate “a gang of peck sniffs.” Some conservative commentators have become pundit sniffs, turning up their elitist noses at whoever the frontrunner for the Republican nomination happens to be. You’d think we didn’t have other pressing business – like saving the Republic from the mega-Marxist in the White House. Now, it’s former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s turn for an colonoscopy. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan, a CINO (conservative in name only), frets that Gingrich is “a trouble magnet, a starter of fights that need not be fought.” (It’s called...
  • What S.E. Cupp Doesn’t Understand

    09/30/2011 10:46:38 AM PDT · by el_texicano · 26 replies · 3+ views
    www.wordpress.com ^ | 30 September, 2011 | MarkAmerica
    CNN has posted an article by S.E. Cupp and I must say I disagree with Ms. Cupp completely. She argues that the Christie and Palin question is a detriment to the GOP. Add Ms. Cupp to the long list of people trying to tell us when it’s too late for this one or that one. Lately, it’s become an absurdity to watch. I can’t imagine that it’s possible that she believes her own impatience ought to drive the party’s choices, but there she is demanding: “Time’s up, Christie and Palin. In or out?” Excuse me if I fail to take...
  • Should Perry, Romney team up? (Austin-Boston connection helped JFK's 1960 campaign for WH)

    06/27/2011 2:54:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2011 | JOE HOLLEY
    [BIG Snip] Jared Woodfill, chairman of the Harris County Republican Party and a Perry supporter, thinks an Austin-Boston connection represents a potentially powerful ticket for his party, but he maintains the roles should be reversed. "Perry's going to be strong in the primaries," he said last week. "Romney may fall short, and he could be number two. Gov. Perry has a very strong record as governor of Texas that will play strong across the country. I think he'll beat Romney in the primaries." Romney falling short is a possibility, political scientist Jillson says, noting that Republicans usually nominate the person...
  • "Sucking the air out of the room"

    06/05/2011 7:31:02 PM PDT · by smith288 · 29 replies
    "Sucking the air out of the room". Sorry for the vanity... Havent made a thread in a long time. Have heard that over and over and I'm struggling to figure out what that means. Anything I come up with comes around to only being a positive answer regarding Sarah Palin. Some of these answers are that people want to hear from her. The media trips over themselves to interview her. The media looks for every way possible to trip her up only allowing her to get her message out. Am I missing something here? What else is "sucking the air...
  • Polls 17 months before election show Palin unelectable - and in June 2007 they were so accurate

    06/04/2011 2:02:23 PM PDT · by sussex · 58 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 04/06/11 | The Aged P
    Top American conservative blogger Ryan Streeter, quoting Peter Wehner and Kimberley Strassel, demands that Sarah Palin immediately announce that she will not be entering the primary race for the GOP nomination. She must do this, he says, so that an electable conservative can take on and beat Obama in 2012.
  • The Week In Stupid: Cable Pundits On The Giffords Shooting

    01/19/2011 5:26:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | January 19, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    Thanks to Instapundit for pointing out this great piece of video from Reason TV. Grab the popcorn my little “mobstas” and settle around the computer screen for a permanent record of the non stop stupidity of the lefty pundits. Of course now the lefty pundits act as if they never went after the Tea Party, or Sarah Palin. The narrative now is Sarah Palin may not have caused this … but she should apologize anyway … and then shut up … “jackass”.
  • The Week in Stupid: Cable Pundits on the Gifford Shooting (video)

    01/18/2011 6:00:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/18/11 | Reason TV
    Immediately following last week's tragic events in Tucson, television pundits fell over each another to assign blame. According to the professional talking heads--and despite any actual evidence--the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords could be pinned on the Tea Party, Ayn Rand, gold enthusiasts, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, heavy metal, marijuana, and/or the "heated rhetoric" of cable news. Reason.tv trawls the archives and compiles the dumbest responses from America's dumbest pundits.
  • Columnist reminds us of the dumb things he said in 2010

    12/30/2010 2:34:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 8+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | December 30, 2010 | Howard Troxler
    Last Jan. 28 there was a column in this newspaper about why Gov. Charlie Crist could still win the U.S. Senate race. Crist had survived many tough fights in the past, the column said. He still enjoyed "mainstream goodwill" and a 50 percent approval rating. "As for (Marco) Rubio," the writer continued dismissively, "today's media darling is tomorrow's target." And who was the idiot saying all this? That would be me. Rubio beat Crist by 19 points. Wait, I got more. March 23, I speculated that by the time the November elections rolled around, health-care reform ("Obamacare") would have faded...
  • Things the chattering class got wrong(liberal chattering class)

    12/27/2010 6:59:29 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 3+ views
    WP ^ | 12/27/10 | Jennifer Rubin
    Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/27/2010 Things the chattering class got wrong By Jennifer Rubin As 2010 draws to a close, the list of items going down the memory hole -- the place reserved for mistakes by liberal elites -- is long. Before they are gone for good, let's recount a few. "The public will learn to love ObamaCare." The voters never have, and it remains more than a policy nightmare, with soaring costs and unintended consequences strewn about, a rallying cry for fiscal conservatives. It was a unifying force, but unfortunately for Democrats, it was the independents and conservatives...
  • NEWSWEEK's Power 50: The List (Top Paid Pundits)

    11/10/2010 5:00:29 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November, 2010
    In the oversaturated, hypercommodified media culture of 2010, the most influential political figures are generally the ones who make the most money peddling their perspectives. To figure who's tops in this new world, NEWSWEEK asked Wealth-X, an intelligence and research firm, to compile a list of the 50 highest-earning political figures of 2010. Included in the rankings are politicians, ex-politicians, media personalities, and political consultants who hawk their personal brands in the public marketplace—and influence American political discourse in the process. To see a profile of any member of the Power 50, just click on their name in the list...
  • If Tea Partiers are such deluded fools, why are they doing so well?

    10/27/2010 5:22:36 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/26/2010 | Daniel Hannan
    First, Leftie commentators ignored the Tea Party: throughout the summer of 2009, its rallies were barely covered except by Fox. Then, as it grew, they sneered at it: what a lamentable gaggle of rednecks, birthers, truthers, stump-toothed Appalachian mountain men and assorted survivalists. When these laughable Frondistes began to win primaries, pundits assured each other that they had made Republican Party unelectable. Now, with a week to go before polling day, and the GOP comfortably ahead in the polls, columnists have had to come up with a new line. Predictably, they have hit on the argument that Tea Partiers are...
  • Mainstream Media Pundits to Americans: Get Over 9/11

    08/25/2010 12:34:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/25/10 | Kevin L. Martin
    It seems that some within the Mainstream Media have been trying to send the American public a clear message, “It is time for you to get over the 9-11 attacks.” A majority of Americans have always seen the attacks of 9-11 as being on par with the attack upon Pearl Harbor since the dual attacks happened within our nation. The members of the Mainstream Media always saw the attacks as the defining moment of the much-hated Bush Presidency. Now that another of President Obama’s teachable moments has blown up in his face, some of the Mainstream Media have sought to...
  • Our One-Term President

    08/17/2010 3:24:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 17, 2010 | Tom Bethell
    It's a good bet right now that Barack Obama will be a one-term president. The enthusiasm that once shielded this hyphenated American has dissipated. His supporters, although still numerous, have discovered that he lacks Bill Clinton's centrist instincts, and even his charm. The anti-Bush mania that swept the country from 2006-09 finally burned itself out. It's always possible that the Republicans will nominate a dud. That has happened so often that it should even be considered likely. Not since 1980 has there been an outstanding GOP candidate. But at this stage it's too difficult to predict the 2012 nominee, so...
  • It’s Official: CNN Names Eliot Spitzer And Kathleen Parker As 8pm Hosts

    06/23/2010 8:21:45 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 06/23/2010 | Steve Krakauer
    As has been speculated for about a week now, Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker will be paired up as co-hosts of a new 8pmET “spirited, nightly roundtable discussion program” on CNN. The Crossfire-like show replaces Campbell Brown’s program – which she announced she was leaving last month. Let’s take a look at the key players. Spitzer was a surprise regular guest on Dylan Ratigan’s new MSNBC show starting almost one year ago today. Over this past year he’s risen through the ranks at MSNBC and began anchoring occasionally a couple months ago during news hours. He also, of course, is...
  • NYT Defends Obama From Critics: Nobody Listens To Pundits Anymore

    06/20/2010 4:00:46 PM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 6-20-10 | Noel Sheppard
    New York Times writer Adam Nagourney asked an interesting question Sunday: "Does It Matter if Obama Loses the Pundits?" The question was precipitated by the President's abysmal performance in his Tuesday Gulf Coast oil spill address and, in particular, how media members on both sides of the aisle gave him pretty poor grades. Finding this obviously inconvenient, Nagourney set out to defend Obama from his critics by surprisingly making the case that nobody cares what pundits say anymore. There was a time when the after-action takes of big commentators were sought out by Americans trying to assess the latest news...
  • We went. We saw. And Sarah Palin conquered

    04/28/2010 1:24:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies · 834+ views
    Albert Lea Tribune ^ | 4-28-10 | Matt Benda
    We went. We saw. And Sarah Palin conquered Matt Benda, My Point of View Published Wednesday, April 28, 2010 I have a confession to make! I know that the “smart people” in the world are telling me that I shouldn’t affiliate with her. My hometown newspaper editor opined, “She’s unpredictable and makes the party look silly.” Columnist Garrison Keillor thinks she’s “perky” but not legitimate. Skipping the eloquent condescendence of the Old Scout, others simply call her stupid and a liar — or a moron. On the Internet you can watch her gender counterparts on the “View” dissect and question...
  • TNR’s Chait: So You’re Saying There’s A Chance

    01/27/2010 10:17:04 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 3 replies · 266+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/27/2010 | Sean Higgins
    The New Republic is well-known for its quirky, thought-provoking articles. (See this clever defense of Jay Leno). But at other times articles can read as though their writers have taken leave of their senses. Despite reports that Democrats are looking for a way to drop health care and move on to something else, TNR Senior Editor Jonathan Chait argues the bill is still in good shape: In my opinion, the issue is in a similar place as last summer, when the national media was also declaring reform dead, or on life support.
  • Jon Stewart Sees a Bit of Deja Vu in the Afghanistan Speech

    12/03/2009 2:55:25 PM PST · by Ruby Slippers · 3 replies · 583+ views
    Ruby Slippers ^ | 12/4/09 | Mary Sue
    It's not often I would post a Jon Stewart clip two days in a row, but this is a good one. Stewart is not only one of the few comedians who finds humor in criticism of the Obama administration, he is one of the few willing to be critical at all. Stewart compares Obama's speech to Bush's speech 2007 and finds a few similarities. The difference, in my opinion, is Bush believed in the mission and wasn't signaling anything less than full commitment when he sent our military to battle. Stewart doesn't see that same resolve, "Our resolve is unwavering,...
  • Obama's True Lies

    10/27/2009 4:25:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 517+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 27, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    If Barack Obama would release his Columbia thesis, this latest media pseudo-controversy would never have happened. But now the tittering hyenas on the left are howling at the moon over the satire of Obama's thesis that was taken for the real thing by Rush Limbaugh, Michael Ledeen at Pajamas Media, as well as by Denis Keohane at The American Thinker. The fake thesis has Obama criticizing the Constitution, saying that "the so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed...
  • Experts see significant GOP gains in 2010 but not enough to win back House

    08/31/2009 4:54:34 PM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies · 1,440+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2009 | Rick Moran
    Yes, it's way too early to make any predictions, but then, pollsters and pundits wouldn't have anything to write about which means they'd be out of a job for a year or so. Actually, the value of predictions today is relevant to the current political debate over health care. Leading analysts who gauge the mood of the public on a month to month, even week to week basis, see outliers that may - or may not - be indicative of trends. Trends represent long term outlooks rather than the "snapshot" that polls generally give us. Get enough snapshots of how...
  • Palin v. Pundits

    07/05/2009 3:01:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 1,002+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 05, 2009 | C. Edmund Wright
    The accomplished Alaskan governor can gaze into the face of tiny Trig and inherently know that she still has much to learn, even from her little guy. Meanwhile, her less accomplished critics gaze mostly into TV cameras (and mirrors) and have convinced themselves that they already know it all. Well gosh darn. Who is right? Palin v. the pundits demonstrates a profound disconnect that explains not only how and why the pundit class remains so incapable of understanding her (and much of America), it is a decent microcosm of the bigger political debate going on in this country. To the...
  • Whatever happened to that Foxbabe Ms Marsden?

    06/02/2009 9:06:09 PM PDT · by Osnome · 25 replies · 1,406+ views
    Osnome | 06-2-09 | Poster
    I remember two years ago this brilliant and gorgeous Conservative Pundit(from Canada!) named Rachel Marsden. She was sharp witty smart articulate and drop dead beautiful. Then she got into some trouble(turns out not for the first nor the last time) for some altercation in the Fox Studios in NYC and she was expelled from that RED EYE show and Fox too. Was that ban not lifted? Has she not been allowed to return to Fox News for morning show? Also I find no recent postings nor threads of her here- - has she been banned from the FreeRepublic forum too?...
  • Republican Party Obituary Exaggerated

    05/09/2009 6:21:33 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 21 replies · 759+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | May 9, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    Democratic Party pundits have become annoyingly predictable. No matter what the question is, they work in a comment on how the Republican Party is dead. This is, of course, wishful thinking, as those of us ancient enough to remember 1977 can attest. Then, as now, Democratic pundits shed crocodile tears for the late, great Republican Party and engaged in mocking derision of any potential Republican standard-bearer.
  • Pundits escalate attacks against Obama

    04/09/2009 9:49:44 PM PDT · by thecodont · 35 replies · 1,461+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, April 9, 2009 | Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writers
    Pundits escalate attacks against Obama Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writers Thursday, April 9, 2009 PRINT E-MAIL SHARE COMMENTS (1905) FONT | SIZE: It took fewer than 100 days for conservative critics to start lobbing the F-bomb at President Obama. "F" as in "fascist." Take Glenn Beck, the bombastic Fox News host, who in recent weeks has repeatedly used the term - along with references to Mussolini and pictures of Hitler and Lenin - to describe Obama's efforts to revive struggling banks and automakers. The American Spectator, a conservative publication, earlier this month ran an essay on Obama titled "Il...
  • Why be a conservative?

    03/25/2009 3:18:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 457+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2009 | Christopher S. Brownwell
    Setbacks in recent elections have left some self-proclaimed conservatives announcing the era of Reagan is over. David Frum thinks conservatives need to be less aggressive and move to the center to win. David Brooks suggests that Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal's conservatism is stale. Possibly, the Kathleen Parkers, Peggy Noonans, Christopher Buckleys of "conservatism" are just embarrassed by the NASCAR watching, Wal-Mart shopping, Jesus-loving conservative base. In a survival of the fittest, these political pundits have tried to spontaneously generate an evolving definition of conservatism. They then try to put conservatives like Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Jindal, and Sarah Palin in a...
  • Top 10 anti-Barack Obama conservatives

    02/27/2009 4:45:56 AM PST · by Scanian · 45 replies · 1,784+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Feb 27, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    This week, Republican activists are meeting in Washington for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. With President Barack Obama in the White House and Democrats in control of both houses of Congress, the Grand Old Party is at a low ebb. So who are the figures who might help lead the American Right out of the wilderness? It's a difficult question to answer because conservatives are so divided about how they got there as well as the possible routes out. Setting aside politicians - that would be too easy - here is a Top 10 list of the anti-Obama activists...
  • A tale of two pundits: Sowell v. Huffington

    12/26/2008 1:28:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 1,387+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Dec 24,2008 | Roger Kimball
    Today, the [1] RealClearPolitics, one of my favorite sites, offers an instructive lesson in economics, the power of myth, and the sadness evils of a mind gone rancid with ideology. To complete the course, you need simply read and digest two short and contrasting articles. The strophe is by Thomas Sowell and is called “[2] Another Great Depression?” One of Sowell’s great gifts as a writer is the ability to articulate and then explode a piece of conventional wisdom that is all consensus and no wisdom. In this column, he takes the contention, to which “everybody” subscribes, that “the stock...
  • Clinton: Pundits Ready to Fight Hillary Over Her Decision to Stay In Race

    06/04/2008 11:27:36 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 39 replies · 84+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 4, 2008 | Mondoreb
    "Hell hath no fury like a pundit ignored."NOW, the gloves are coming off. But it's not Obama-Clinton or McCain-Obama. It's Amalgamated Punditry vs. Hillary Clinton. The pundit-acracy is pissed that the former first lady ignored their advice to pack it in and just go home last night. A herd of commentators declared that Clinton would be announcing her exit from the race in her NYC speech--especially after many had proclaimed Barack Obama had clinched the Democrat nomination. Then, Clinton's speech chain-sawed the limb off. And after they all climbed out on it so confidently. The following video had some pundits...
  • Obama: Pundits Explain the Meaning of Sweetie to the Rest of Us

    05/22/2008 10:51:03 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 7 replies · 126+ views
    DBKP ^ | May 21, 2008 | Nancy Morgan
    HEY There, Sweetie by Nancy Morgan Obama called a reporter 'sweetie.' Gasp. The pundits are divided on whether he should attend sensitivity training to correct his thinking or whether his coerced apology will suffice. The debate swirls, the opinions proliferate. The lesser pundits anxiously await the position paper from the National Organization of Women before committing themselves to a firm stance on this vital issue. The rest of the world news takes a back seat. Welcome to another national conversation. Non-stop news coverage of experts, pundits and elites opining on someone else's opining. As in, "What he really meant to...
  • Conservative Pundit Roundup: Thoughts on Jeremiah Wright

    05/02/2008 1:22:54 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 7 replies · 54+ views
    DBKP ^ | May 2, 2008 | Mondoreb
    G. Will, Ann Coulter, P. Buchanan, Mark Steyn, et. al. On Jeremiah WrightRandom roundup of recent things Wright (Jeremiah) and Wrong (Wright’s sermons) on the web. If it takes Obama 20 years to notice that his pastor is a traitorous, racist nut-job, it will probably take him his full term of office to realize that the U.S. has been invaded and subdued by al-Qaida. Let’s just hope President Obama pays closer attention during national security briefings than he did during 20 years of the Rev. Wright’s church services. –Ann Coulter: Obama Campaign Gives Up On Finding ‘Mr. Wright’ For 20...
  • The 50 most influential US political pundits

    05/02/2008 4:47:37 AM PDT · by period end of story · 36 replies · 81+ views
    Telegraph ^ | May 2, 2008 | Toby Harnden
    With just over six months before United States citizens choose their 44th president, the 2008 election is already proving to be the most fascinating and potentially one of the closest contests in living memory. Among those who will help Americans decide are the ubiquitous political pundits who help drive the national conversation and shape public opinion.
  • The 50 most influential US political pundits

    04/28/2008 10:07:10 AM PDT · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 27 replies · 357+ views
    Telegraph.com.uk ^ | 04-28-2008 | Toby Harnden, US Editor
    The 50 most influential US political pundits By Toby Harnden, US Editor Last Updated: 3:25pm BST 28/04/2008 With just over six months before United States citizens choose their 44th president, the 2008 election is already proving to be the most fascinating and potentially one of the closest contests in living memory. Have your say: Who do you think are the most influential US political pundits? The 50 most influential US political pundits: 50-41 All the latest news and analysis from the US presidential race Among those who will help Americans decide are the ubiquitous political pundits who help drive the...
  • Radio Talkers on the Line Against McCain

    01/28/2008 7:27:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies · 18,736+ views
    Townhall ^ | January 28, 2008 | David Bauder
    John McCain heads into Tuesday's Florida primary facing resistance from not only his fellow candidates, but also from the leaders of conservative talk radio, who some suggest have put their reputations on the line, as well. Talk radio pioneer Rush Limbaugh said that if McCain or Mike Huckabee are nominated, "it's going to destroy the Republican Party." Mark Levin calls the senator "John McLame." On Monday, Laura Ingraham said she was "concerned about the mental stability of the McCain campaign" and had cuckoo-clock sound effects accompany his words. "Sen. McCain is a great American, a lousy senator and a terrible...
  • Ronald Reagan Is Still Dead (Projectile Vomit Alert: NYT's Frank Rich)

    01/21/2008 1:07:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 235+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 20, 2008 | Frank Rich
    CONTEMPLATING the Clinton-Obama racial war, some Republicans were so excited you’d have thought Ronald Reagan had risen from the dead to slap around a welfare deadbeat. Never mind that the G.O.P. is running on empty, with no ideas beyond the incessant repetition of Reagan’s name. A battle over race-and-gender identity politics among the Democrats, with its acrid scent from the 1960s, might be just the spark for a Republican comeback. (As long as the G.O.P.’s own identity politics, over religion, don’t flare up.) Alas, these hopes faded on Tuesday night. First, the debating Democrats declared a truce, however fragile, in...
  • Mike Huckabee: Arkansas secular liberal?

    12/22/2007 12:28:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Bitsblog ^ | December 21, 2007
    Mike Huckabee campaigns as religious Baptist. Yet how religious is Huck? Robert Novak, in the Washington Post, questions the depth of Huckabee’s Baptist support: More than personality explains why not all his Baptist brethren have signed on the dotted line for Huckabee. He did not join the “conservative resurgence” that successfully rebelled against liberals in the Southern Baptist Convention a generation ago. Ann Coulter goes farther, and questions both Huckabee’s intelligence and sincerity of his supposed religous convictions. Hat Tip: Allah Pundit: Hot Air, Huckabee is a liberal Arkansas politician, who would be a democrat, if the party was not...
  • Sleepy in Iowa: Why must we put up with biased or boring presidential debates?

    12/16/2007 5:41:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 189+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 16, 2007 | Jack Kelly
    Those who watched the Republican presidential "debate" in Iowa Wednesday now understand why The Des Moines Register is such a lousy newspaper. "That was not just the worst debate of 2007, that was the worst debate in Western history, and that includes the ancient Greeks," said columnist Charles Krauthammer. "There is no record in any major European record of a debate this transcendingly and crushingly dull." Mr. Krauthammer arguably wasn't engaging in hyperbole. Imagine a boxing match in which the boxers aren't allowed to lay a glove on each other, and you have an idea of what this "debate" was...