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  • President "But"...Obama

    03/01/2015 5:46:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I probably wouldn’t have believed it – the president of the United States said, “We’re a nation of laws, but…” What came next is irrelevant, but for the record it was “we’re also respecting the fact that we’re a nation of immigrants.” There is no “but.” We’re either a nation of laws or we aren’t. And increasingly we aren’t. In that immigration quote President Obama gave historians the theme of his two terms in office – “but.” Barack Obama loves America, but… When the president praises the United States (which is...
  • Obama on Path to Imperial Presidency

    02/19/2015 1:43:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    When Republicans challenged Obamacare in the courts, they sought to overcome the hurdle of persuading the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a program passed by Congress and enacted by a president. The legal challenge by Texas and 25 other states to the Obama administration's executive actions on immigration is different. Congress never passed a Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, to grant legal status to some 5 million immigrants. President Barack Obama himself never signed what his aides call an "executive action"; Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson takes that honor. Thus, DAPA...
  • There Is No Bottom For The Lefts Hypocrisy

    02/19/2015 5:58:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    They say before alcoholics can decide to get sober, they first must hit bottom. This provides a “moment of clarity,” after which they consciously decide to change. But for the “moment” to occur the bottom must be hit, a point so low there is nowhere to go but up. For progressives, when it comes to advancing their agenda, there simply is no bottom to hit. Each time you think those on the left can go no lower, they find a shovel. This week the president’s unilateral action on amnesty, something he said nearly two-dozen times he didn’t have the authority...
  • Obama Practices His Selfie Pose in New BuzzFeed Video

    02/13/2015 8:21:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    We all know our president is a fan oftaking pictures of himself. Now we have even more proof. In a new video produced by BuzzFeed entitled, Things Everybody Does But Doesnt Talk About, Featuring President Obama, Obama poked a little fun at himself by showing America his best selfie and mirror poses. The clip is below. Barack 0bama - BuzzFeed video to sell 0bamacareHow did BuzzFeed get the leader of the free world to agree to do such a silly video? Easy they allowed him to promote the Affordable Care Act. While staring at himself in the mirror practicing...
  • Obama's Mad Dash to the Finish Line (The Destruction of the USA)

    02/03/2015 5:33:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    resident Obama has no intention of heeding the call of American voters to curb his statist agenda. That's not what extreme ideologues do, and that's not what he did after his party's shellacking in the 2010 congressional elections. In fact, despite what conciliatory bones he may have thrown the Republicans after those elections, he doubled down on his agenda. Having done that, he still won re-election in 2012. Even if the 2014 elections were a referendum on his policies, as he said they would be and I believe they were, he doesn't have to worry about another election for himself....
  • If the President Couldn't Tell a Lie

    01/27/2015 10:59:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    In the famous 1997 movie comedy "Liar Liar," actor Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who, as a result of his young son's birthday wish being magically fulfilled, cannot tell a lie -- he can only tell the truth -- for 24 hours. Let's imagine that such a wish forced President Obama to do the same, not for 24 hours, but only during his State of the Union address. Here is what he said followed by what he would have said if he could only tell the truth. President Obama (PO): "Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq...
  • President Obama, Send Your Deadbeat Supporters to Wash My Car (Excellent Article)

    01/26/2015 4:26:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    My car needs washing, and frankly Id prefer that the losers who think Obamas free community college idea is super awesome get off their lazy hindquarters and wash it for me for free. Sure, I could pay for it myself, but then Id have to forgo things Id rather have. Its cruel and inhuman and, Im guessing, both racist and phallocentric, to force me to prioritize how I spend my money. So, Mr. President, I need you to direct your minions toward my reserved parking space because, in the words of noted jurist and personal hero Judge Elihu Smails, I...
  • A Tale of Two Black Political Prisoners Who Visited the U.S.

    01/24/2015 5:30:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    When a recently-freed political prisoner who was foreign and black (and a former communist terrorist by his own admission) visited the U.S. in 1990 to request economic and diplomatic sanctions against the segregationist government that jailed him the U.S. media and political establishment went absolutely bonkers with acclaim and adulation. “The hero of oppressed people everywhere!" (hailed ABC.) "A larger than life figure!" (gushed CNN) "A virtual symbol of freedom!" ( heralded CBS). "His name has a mystical quality--a worldwide hero!" (rhapsodized Dan Rather.) “A Hero in America!” (headlined Time magazine.) Other reports compared Nelson Mandela to the Pope, Jesus...
  • The State of the Bubble Address

    01/22/2015 8:14:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    I didn't watch the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Instead I sat with my lovely wife, had a glass of wine and played with the dogs. But let me guess how it went. President Obama stood in front of Congress and declared the state of the union is strong - except for a whole bunch of new government freebies and new federal laws he wants to see enacted to make it even stronger. To pander to his liberal Democrat base, he promised his usual wish list of unrealistic ideas that not three Republicans in the House and Senate...
  • Monsieur Obama MIA

    01/15/2015 12:37:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Everyone from Jon Stewart to Ted Cruz has mocked President Obama for not flying to France last weekend. And rightly so. It should have been a no-brainer for any American president to want to be seen by the whole world leading a massive unity march against terrorism in response to what is being called France's 9/11. Obama had a great chance to show America's solidarity with the latest victims of Islamist extremism and stand up for a fundamental Western value like free speech. But he blew it. Many of Obama's most faithful allies are still shocked by his clumsy blunder...
  • The Missing are Found

    01/10/2015 12:51:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2015 | Bill Tatro
    By now everyone knows that the decline in the unemployment rate is simply a function of the record (92.9 million) Americans not counted in the labor force. THEY ARE MISSING! Those who are fortunate to have a job, not held by some geezer over 55, watched their hourly earnings plunge the most in the last 8 years. There is obviously concern that, now that the Holiday Season is over, all of the newly hired bartenders and waitresses will be back in the unemployment line. Probably, not to be counted, when they apply for first time unemployment as they will more...
  • Obamacare and the Rule of Law

    01/01/2015 11:09:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2015 | Ilya Shapiro
    This spring, the Affordable Care Act will make its third trip to the Supreme Court. But King v. Burwell is different from its predecessors. Instead of challenging Obamacare’s constitutionality, or the way certain regulations burden particular types of plaintiffs, this lawsuit questions how the executive branch has enforced the law generally—or, more precisely, modified, delayed, and suspended it.After supporting the challengers’ successful request that the Supreme Court take up this case, the Cato Institute has now joined with Professor Josh Blackman on an amicus briefthat alerts the Court to the separation-of-powers and rule-of-law violations attending the ACA’s implementation. Through a...
  • Cuba Libr! (The Author Is Dreaming)

    12/23/2014 6:50:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Is it possible to hold two seemingly contradictory thoughts about the president's decision to partially end the half-century embargo against Cuba? Can one agree with conservative critics, from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), to Rush Limbaugh about how the Castro brothers are, apparently, getting everything they want and how the U.S. gets nothing but promises from a repressive regime that lies -- and still back the president's decision? I will try. President Obama's foreign policy has been one of retreat and coddling of tyrants with no positive results for the U.S. But perhaps without realizing it, his decision to remove some...
  • Where Is Todays Tom Paine?

    12/11/2014 10:37:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Robert Knight
    Given President Obamas increasingly dictatorial rule, its a good time to dust off some thoughts on despotism by Americas forgotten Founder, Thomas Paine. Best known for writing the revolutionary pamphlet Common Sense, Mr. Paine was instrumental in galvanizing support for the American Revolution. Many of his writings are commonly quoted, even while the source fades to misty memory. A just-reissued edition by the American Civil Rights Union of the late constitutional attorney John Armors book These Are the Times That Try Mens Souls: America Then and Now in the Words of Tom Paine, with a new forward by former...
  • Conservatives Need to Re-establish Control of Party and Nation

    12/09/2014 5:06:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I am concerned that certain Republicans just can't take yes for an answer. To borrow an old adage, they can't handle prosperity -- with prosperity being defined as the voters rejecting Obama's agenda (and thereby embracing theirs). This is partly because of the fact that many grass-roots conservatives mistakenly believe that their only obstacle to moving a conservative agenda forward in Washington is the so-called Republican establishment -- GOP centrist politicians and their institutional supporters. But I believe it's more than that. It's not just these GOP congressmen, the party organizations, the party fundraising groups and right-leaning pollsters, few and...
  • Obamas Climate Education and Literacy Initiative: How Do You Spell I-N-D-O-C-T-R-I-N-A-T-I-O-N?

    12/06/2014 6:04:41 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/6/2014 | Calvin Beisner
    If you believe, like I do, that something has to be done on this, then youre going to have to speak out, Obama told students and faculty at the University of California at Irvine last June. Youve got to educate your classmates, and colleagues, and family members and fellow citizens, and tell them whats at stake. Problem: 1 in 4 Americans are solidly skeptical about climate change, and another 1 in 3 have mixed views about it, leaving only slightly over 1 in 3 concerned believers. Combined, those 6 in 10 Americans who dont buy into his climate alarmism make...
  • Will President Obamas Immigration Policy Hurt Americas Unemployed?

    11/27/2014 10:49:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Paul Dykewicz
    resident Barack Obama tried to put a positive spin on his decision to issue an executive order to give several million illegal aliens clemency but his move also may have an unintended consequence of creating heightened job competition for Americas unemployed. Despite President Obamas historic role as the countrys first African head of state, his new policy actually may hurt unemployed African Americans as much as any segment of the U.S. population. The addition of nearly 5 million people into the mainstream workforce to seek employment will increase competition for jobs and put downward pressure on wages, at least in...
  • Gruber Was Right

    11/20/2014 4:40:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor currently getting a dose of media scrutiny generally reserved for conservatives, said something you can hear daily in Washington, D.C. From bars in and around Capitol Hill to cocktail parties in Georgetown, the elites roaming the halls of power think you, the American people, are stupid. This belief is not unique to Democrats; its truly a bipartisan idea. In fact, the very concept of modern government in the United States is based on it. Since the start of the progressive movement, self-appointed intellectuals, academics, the wealthy and politicians have based their actions on the conviction...
  • The Incredible Shrinking President

    11/18/2014 3:48:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    For two more years, two very long and, I'm afraid, discombobulating years, the United States is to be served by a president with the emotional maturity of -- shall we guess? A 12-year-old determined to be noticed by everyone in the room? Maybe. Barack Obama doesn't care that his political party lost the election. He doesn't care that his signature achievement -- Obamacare -- earns a disapproval rating of 56 percent in the latest Gallup Poll. He's going to overhaul immigration policy by presidential decree while pushing his own ideas on climate change, in conjunction with the Chinese. He won't...
  • Did Obama Take a Dive?

    11/17/2014 6:17:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Rich Galen
    In boxing parlance to "take a dive" is to throw a fight by pretending to have been knocked out thus letting the other guy win. Even before I read this Lede by Maggie Haberman over the weekend on Politico.com: "Former President Bill Clinton said he was surprised by the Democrats' lopsided losses in Senate races in this year's midterm elections," I had thought something was amiss with the election results. You know the mantra I have been repeating: "When you're on the wrong side of that kind of wave you know you will lose almost all the close ones, and...
  • Elections Have Consequences 2.0

    11/13/2014 9:12:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    The words "deportation relief" jumped out at me from Greg Sargent's Washington Post blog posting titled "Get ready for a titanic battle over immigration." Those two words seem so benign compared with "amnesty" -- the preferred usage in the GOP lexicon -- but that is their meaning. President Barack Obama was dangling a promise to issue an executive order to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation before the end of the summer; the order would be so big, an aide boasted, that Republicans might try to impeach Obama. Then the White House had to revise the promise -- with...
  • Obama Is No Clinton

    11/13/2014 4:21:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Larry Elder
    "I don't want to try to read the tea leaves on election results," said President Barack Obama following last Tuesday's historic defeat. Who's he kidding? A month earlier, the President was honest and accurate when he told a crowd at Northwestern University, "I'm not on the ballot this fall ... but make no mistake -- these policies are on the ballot, every single one of them." Fair enough. Republicans won governorships in Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts. As of now, with two races still undecided, Republicans gained seven seats in the Senate and at least 11 more seats in the House,...
  • The Audacity of Arrogance

    11/13/2014 3:55:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    In the week following the shellacking of his party in the midterm elections, one might think that President Barack Obama would be conciliatory and humble. Instead, he has continued to be audacious -- but with arrogance rather than hope. The day after the elections, during a White House news conference, Obama said this in response to a reporter's questions about the possibility of changing focus based on the mid-term election results: "The key is to find areas where the agenda that I've put forward, one that I believe will help strengthen the middle class and create more ladders of opportunity...
  • Megyn Kelly Challenges Jen Psaki Over Obamas 2011 Iraq Troop Withdrawal

    10/05/2014 4:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki had the difficulttask of defending President Obamas decision to pull troops out of Iraq in 2011 and Megyn Kelly didnt offer her any help. On Thursday, Kelly invited Psaki on The Kelly File to respond to former Defense Secretary Leon Panettas claim that the presidents decision to withdraw troops from Iraq was a prematurely poor action, especially considering Panetta and several generals had warned the president against such action. Panetta says as much in his new memoir. Here was Psakis response to these excerpts from Panettas book: But what happened in 2011 was that...
  • Obama Claims Obamacare is Working You Just Havent Noticed

    10/04/2014 8:14:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    I’m beginning to think that Obama doesn’t actually have any speech writers or talking-point authors… He’s just recycling the set of talking points he was handed in the first four years of his tenure. During a recent Q&A session at a campaign event in Princeton Indiana, the President trotted out the tried-and-failed talking points of 2012 to defend his signature healthcare law. According to the Free Beacon:“We are seeing almost a double-digit increase in health-care costs every year,” General Manager Mihir Paranjape said. “Do you think that trend is going to go down, and what can we do to control that...
  • Obama Stands Aloof From America's Four Foreign Policy Traditions

    09/30/2014 5:53:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, | Michael Barone
    resident Obama's speech at the United Nations last week was "an important turning point in American foreign policy -- and in his presidency." That's the verdict of Brookings Institution scholar and former Clinton White House aide William Galston, a Democrat who has not been an unqualified admirer of this Democratic president's foreign policy. Whether Obama's decision to launch air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Khorasan terrorists is a turning point, it was at least a move in the direction of a tradition in American foreign policy that has been conspicuously lacking in his administration....
  • Obama Goes to War

    09/09/2014 7:27:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    Wasn't that a good one about the president promising an executive order on immigration -- only he discovered the time wasn't quite right, what with an election coming on, so he pivoted to the Islamic State, which he is promising to degrade and destroy in two or three years, only ... ? The "onlys" tend to get you when they accumulate too fast: attempted cover for broken promises and stalled undertakings. This might be another way of saying, does Barack Obama, hours after kicking the immigration can down the road, really expect the world to take with profound seriousness his...
  • Obama on Immigration: Deja Vu on Didn't Do

    09/09/2014 7:00:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Resident Barack Obama has moved from being disingenuous on immigration to downright undecipherable. Earlier this year, the administration promised a groundbreaking executive action on immigration before summer's end. Over the weekend, aides announced that the big new change essentially won't happen until after the midterm elections. What's up? Obama told "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd on Sunday: "What I'm saying is that I'm going to act because it's the right thing for the country, but it's going to be more sustainable and more effective if the public understands what the facts are on immigration, what we've done on unaccompanied...
  • New Face of South America

    08/31/2014 9:39:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    The President has led our country toward a diminished role in the world the last few years and public sentiment has followed. In spite of that, our world continues to get ever smaller. We can ignore the interlocking aspect of the world today as it continues to shrink each day as travel, trade, business and geopolitical affairs affect all of us. My wife and I took our annual trip this year to South America. We have been there before, but we left feeling we do not go there enough. Many Americans travel east to Europe or west to Asia but...
  • A Half-Trillion Dollar Budget Deficit

    08/30/2014 10:20:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration continues to run up big budget deficits and huge long-term debts that threaten our economic future and put our national security in peril. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released new numbers this week, projecting that this year's budget deficit alone will be half a trillion dollars more than the U.S. Treasury takes in each year. That's far less than the string of record-breaking trillion dollar-plus budget deficits in President Obama's first term -- in some part due to the automatic sequestration budget cuts that Republicans forced on the administration. But deficits of that size continue...
  • Obama's Staggering Blindness to Growing Terror Threat

    08/26/2014 4:08:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    One does not need to be Sun Tzu or George Patton to know that a nation must recognize an enemy before it can develop a strategy to defeat it. But one apparently does have to be someone other than President Barack Obama. Since he took office, Obama has spent considerable energy trying to convince us how peaceful and magnificent the religion of Islam is and how exceptional acts of terrorism springing from it are. He has also been telling us in words and deeds that such terrorism can best be prevented by overtures of peace and good will toward Islam,...
  • Obama and 'History

    08/22/2014 10:27:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Bad actors around the globe keep getting confused about the calendar, and it falls to the Obama administration to set them straight. The Russians, Secretary of State John Kerry protested back in March, have forgotten what century we're living in: "You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th-century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext." Kerry was echoing President Obama's observation that by seizing Crimea, Russian president Putin was putting himself "on the wrong side of history." It's a theme this president sounded in his first inaugural address, warning that "those who cling to power...
  • Obama's Incomprehensible Iraq Policy Not So Incomprehensible

    08/15/2014 1:03:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I am constantly amazed at the tendency of some to use the perspective of hindsight to condemn decisions of those who did not possess the supernatural gift of predictive prophecy at the time they made their decisions. So when a friend asked whether I believe that those who supported George W. Bush's decision to attack Iraq should feel remorse, considering the chaos and genocide occurring there now, I said "no," with some qualifications. I believe that Bush and his team based their decision to invade Iraq on the best available intelligence (as to weapons of mass destruction) and a reasonable...
  • The K Street President

    08/13/2014 6:11:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Wonder of wonders: The Washington press corps woke up. Finally, mainstream journalists are onto Barack Obama's game. Their breaking-news shocker? Turns out all that "hope and change" stuff was just hot air. A new report from the D.C.-based press shows that -- gasp -- the White House is infested with Beltway lobbyists. Good morning, sleepyheads! According to Politico's analysis published on Monday, the "Obama administration has hired about 70 previously registered corporate, trade association and for-hire lobbyists. And many of these former lobbyists work at the highest levels of government." Wait, there's more. The "most transparent administration ever" is playing...
  • How Barack Obama Killed Tax Reform in Its Infancy

    08/08/2014 2:06:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - There's a much bigger, largely untold story behind the renewed debate over U.S. corporations who merge with foreign firms to reduce their federal tax bills. The latest chapter in the story concerns Walgreen, the nation's largest drugstore chain, which plans to go ahead with a cash and stock purchase of a Swiss company that could have resulted in a big tax cut on its corporate profits. Walgreen, however, decided against moving overseas, saying it plans to keep its corporate roots in the U.S. But the back-story involves far more fundamental issues that the news media either played...
  • Obama Remains Consistent in His Indifference to Slaughter

    08/08/2014 5:09:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide. He scoffed at the premise. "By that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now -- where millions have been slaughtered as a consequence of ethnic strife -- which we haven't done," he told the Associated Press. "We would be deploying unilaterally and occupying the Sudan, which we haven't done. Those of us who care about Darfur don't think it would be a good idea." Obama glossed over...
  • Fournier: If Obama Grants Amnesty, It Would Be 'Nuclear Bomb'

    08/07/2014 9:42:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | August 7, 2014
    During a press conference Wednesday, President Obama once again spoke about the possibility of taking executive action to deal with the crisis at the southern border. He was asked by ABC's Jonathan Karl whether he feels a "duty" to push the limits of executive power since Congress is failing to act. Obama maintained he is bound by the Constitution and the confines of his executive power, but said the American people don't want him to "twiddle his thumbs" and wait for Congress to agree on comprehensive immigration reform. There continues to be hints that Obama will use executive power to...
  • Obama's Whining, Petulant, Petty, Lame Duck Message

    08/06/2014 5:23:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama's last gasp strategy in this year's midterm elections is to paint the Republicans in Congress as obstructionists, accusing them of playing politics with America's economic welfare. In his news conference last week, he insisted he had offered a number of new proposals to boost low-to-middle incomes, create jobs and strengthen the economy. But, he said, they had been stubbornly blocked by Republicans in the House and Senate. In Obama's deeply partisan world, there aren't two sides to the legitimate policy issues that now divide Congress. There's only one side: his side. And anyone who opposes him...
  • The Spreading Scourge of Anti-Christian Persecution

    08/06/2014 6:53:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Intolerance that fosters pogroms abroad is taking root in U.S. communities. Sobering and unforgettable images are projected across our television and computer screens. They should elicit the most basic instincts of both fear and compassion. I'm referring to images of showing the persecution of hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions, of our fellow brothers and sisters by incomprehensible religious zealots. Their intolerance of Christianity is beyond horrible. People are beheaded for their faith. Women and young girls are sexually violated, and whole families are wantonly slaughtered in cold blood. Perhaps just as abhorrent is the profound silence of the...
  • Why Won't Obama Just Leave Ukraine Alone

    08/05/2014 2:33:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 5, 2014 | Former Congressman Ron Paul
    President Obama announced last week that he was imposing yet another round of sanctions on Russia, this time targeting financial, arms, and energy sectors. The European Union, as it has done each time, quickly followed suit. These sanctions will not produce the results Washington demands, but they will hurt the economies of the US and EU, as well as Russia. These sanctions are, according to the Obama administration, punishment for what it claims is Russia's role in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and for what the president claims is Russia's continued arming of separatists in eastern Ukraine. Neither...
  • Obama Should Fire Brennan, His Reputation Could Hardly Get Worse

    08/04/2014 7:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    In the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf lays out both the reasons why President Obama should fire CIA director John Brennan, and the reasons why it would be dangerous for him to do so. Essentially, theyve both been doing some really shady stuff, regarding both the US Constitution and international law, which theyve both been covering up and lying about. Firing Brennan could bring more of these activities into the light, which would hurt Obamas reputation. However, what we already know about Obama should eviscerate any shred of respectability he might have in anyones mind. Brennan is currently under fire for bugging...
  • America's Military: How Did Your Father Dream?

    08/03/2014 2:45:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Lee Culpepper
    In a suburb of our nations capitol, I learned that most kids fathers were not Marine Corps fighter pilots, but mine was. My dad told me that when I was born, he was deployed overseas to hunt down communist aviators and to rain down terror on Americas enemies by lighting Ho Chi Minhs soldiers on fire. My dad had this patented-daring side that often made light of dark subjects and traumatized morally superior Americans like Jane Fonda. But my dads equally austere side taught me to respect the danger, sacrifices, and valor of warriors who have served our country honorably....
  • WaPo Discovers Obamas Year of Action is Anything But

    08/02/2014 5:49:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    resident Obama had a lot of lofty goals in his State of the Union speech earlier this year. He declared it would be a year of action - meaning if Congress didnt get things done, he would. Yet, seven months later, he doesnt have much to justify his ambitious rhetoric. Minimum Wage Obama had hopes to raise the minimum wage to $10.10/hour for federal contract workers. January 2014: Say yes! Give America a raise! (accompanied by a standing ovation.) July 2014: But despite his renewed calls for lawmakers to broaden pay talks, the federal minimum wage has remained untouched, at...
  • August Arrives

    08/01/2014 6:24:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Sextili had been the name of the eighth month, but only because it was the sixth month in the Roman calendar. Wikipedia notes that "it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days." Julius Caesar put in two additional days. Sextili became August eight years after the birth of Christ to honor Emperor Augustus. While August may have worked out well for Augustus, for American politicians August tends to be a month of scandal and trouble. Congress leaves for its August recess....
  • Father of Obamacare Makes a "Speak-O"

    07/31/2014 5:06:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Last week, by 2-1 vote, a Washington, D.C., appellate panel ruled that the Obama administration unlawfully changed Obamacare. Meanwhile, on the same day, on the same question, a panel from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the other way. This issue is headed for the Supreme Court. Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute, is -- according to CNBC -- the "intellectual godfather" of what is perhaps Obamacare's most serious court challenge. Cannon says when Congress drafted Obamacare, they made it clear: Tax credits, grants and other subsidies would be available only to those enrollees...
  • Are the Hamptons the Next Sanctuary City?

    07/29/2014 4:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Looks like President Obama snuck 760 illegal immigrants into the State of Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and local elected officials are now wondering: what are we supposed to do with them? On Friday, these children landed in the Volunteer State. The governor, however, is claiming no one in his office was even told they were coming and that he learned only after seeing a notice on the Health and Human Services website. This came even after Gov. Haslam had asked the White House to alert him prior to sending to his state any of the estimated 90,000 illegal children who...
  • Obama Parties With 'Scandal' Cast as Middle East Burns

    07/26/2014 5:01:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    In his two presidential terms combined, President George W. Bush hosted a total of 318 fundraisers. Our current president, however, has already surpassed that number just two years into his second term. Most frustratingly, they often seem to come when we most need leadership from the commander-in-chief. The turmoil between Israel and Hamas rages on and the downing of a Malaysian Airlines flight which took almost 300 lives has left nations in mourning. Yet, in the midst of these tragedies, Obama decided to attend another fundraiser. Five, actually: Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to...
  • Putin, Obama and Flight 17

    07/26/2014 9:49:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Herb London
    Against mounting evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin supplied the SA11 missile system that shot Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the skies, the world is drawing inevitable comparisons between the former KGB operative in Moscow and his counterpart, the ex-community organizer in the Oval Office in Washington. The contrast is anything but reassuring to a world in turmoil. Russia provided both the SA11 missiles and the training or the personnel to deploy them. The blood on Putins hands is that of 298 innocent people (including 80 children) whose lives were snuffed out while traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lampur....
  • Obama's Utopian Statism Is Both Below and On the Radar

    07/25/2014 10:20:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    It's no wonder President Obama tries to lock his normally fawning liberal media out of his fundraisers. He says things he doesn't want even them to hear -- or report. Sometimes they complain, but their disgraceful loyalty never wanes. On the West Coast earlier this week to meet donors from two top Democratic super PACs, he specifically excluded the press. According to Politico, "the reporters and photographers traveling with the president on Air Force One and in his motorcade were left on the gravel path not even within sight of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal's house in the Seattle suburbs...
  • Obama Democrats Lose Their Big Bet on Health Exchanges

    07/25/2014 9:07:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Words mean what they say. That's the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the Internal Revenue Service regulation approving subsidies for Obamacare consumers in states with federal health insurance exchanges. The law passed by Congress, Judge Thomas Griffith explained, provided for subsidies in states with state-created exchanges, but not in states with federal exchanges. That's factually correct, and under the Constitution, the government can't spend money not authorized by Congress. This has not prevented Democrats from calling the decision "judicial activism," which makes as much sense as...