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  • Pathetic Liberals at Newsweek Recycle Wimp Cover -- and Drag Me Into It This Time

    07/30/2012 12:10:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And now I'm in a controversy with Romney. Newsweek magazine, Tina Brown's magazine, now owned Barry Diller. Newsweek: "The Wimp Factor -- Is Romney just too insecure to be president?" There's the Newsweek cover. I want to take you back, October 1987, Newsweek, same magazine, "George H. W. Bush: Fighting the Wimp Factor." They're just recycling. Tina Brown is simply recycling a 1987 cover, George Bush running for president the first time taking over for Ronaldus Magnus, fighting the wimp factor, and now here Romney, Romney, the wimp factor. Is he just at a insecure? Now, what's...
  • Obama’s Outsourcing of Jobs, Foreign Policy and Debt

    07/16/2012 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | Brian Darling
    The left continues to pile on Mitt Romney for allegedly outsourcing jobs while at Bain Capital. Yet the mainstream media seem curiously uninterested in reporting on “outsourcing” by the Obama Administration, which has (1) outsourced stimulus monies to create jobs in foreign nations, (2) outsourced U.S. foreign policy to U.N. and (3) outsourced our kids and grandkids financial future to pay for his unprecedented spending binge. The Obama Stimulus has turned out to be an exercise in Venture Socialism . Unlike Venture Capitalism, in which investors risk their own capital to help companies launch and grown, Venture Socialism is when...
  • Obama's Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett (Why she is the most powerful woman in Washington)

    08/14/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2012 | Karin McQuillan
    President Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before saying yes, because he got cold feet about the possible political harm to himself if the mission failed. Instead of listening to advisors from the U.S. military, Defense, or even State, Obama was acting on the advice of White House politico and close friend Valerie Jarrett. Valerie Jarrett? This account comes from Richard Miniter's upcoming book Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors who Decide for Him. Miniter has written a half-dozen books on the war on terror. He is relying on an unnamed source...
  • Nero Obama Fiddles While the World Collapses

    07/30/2012 9:01:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Dewey From Detroit ^ | 7-30-2012 | MOTUS
    Last week the Middle East continued an inexorable march toward a holocaust involving nuclear weapons (that Iran doesn’t have) and weapons of mass destruction (that Saddam Husain didn’t have and didn’t move to Syria). Also last week, the US economy continued to grind to a slow halt as we continued to double down on our Faustian bargain with European socialism (with money that we don’t have). Businesses continued to shutter their doors at “unprecedented” rates, unemployment continued unabated, already anemic GDP “growth” slowed to a near halt, and the forecast for the annual budget deficit hit $1.2 trillion – which...
  • Special Forces to Obama: You Didn't Kill Osama bin Laden, America Did

    08/16/2012 4:05:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    A group of former special forces and intel operatives, including Navy SEALs, are speaking out against President Obama's loose lips when it comes to top secret national security details and his bragging about killing Osama bin Laden. The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund plans to launch an ad blitz slamming Obama for his behavior and attitude toward national security. Dishonorable Disclosures "It is my civic duty to tell the president to stop leaking national security secret to the enemy," former Navy SEAL Benjamin Smith says in the ad. "Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did. The...
  • Chris Christie: 'You Can't Lead from Behind'

    08/18/2011 4:16:15 AM PDT · by Logic n' Reason · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/18/11 | Logic n reason
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie slammed President Obama at a recent press conference for not demonstrating competent leadership and not providing the American people what they want in a president. "You can't lead from behind," Christie said. "Leading is not a political strategy. It's a moral strategy."
  • NYT‘s Thomas Friedman Gives Obama High Marks For ‘Fulfilling Bush’s Foreign Policy’

    11/14/2011 9:30:31 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-14-11 | Alex Alvarez
    The New York Times‘ Thomas Friedman told The McLaughlin Group host John McLaughlin that he gives President Barack Obama high marks… for following through on a certain previous president’s foreign policy plans. Can you guess whose? Said Friedman: I’d give Obama high marks for fulfilling Bush’s foreign policy. I think he’s been very good at executing Bush’s foreign policy, particularly the war on terrorism. Been very focused. He’s I think brought power to bear in a very smart way. He’s gotten the people he needed getting. In terms of his own foreign policy, I’d agree with Mort. I think it’s...
  • Obama: 'leading from behind' on Libya

    08/27/2011 10:33:22 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 7 replies
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | August 27, 2011 | Michael Boyle
    The White House is spinning the US role in Nato's support for Libyan rebels a foreign policy triumph. That hardly stacks up In case you weren't paying attention, the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi has been claimed by the White House as a vindication of President Barack Obama's decision to "lead from behind". Almost as soon as the rebels reached Tripoli, the administration's deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, Ben Rhodes, began spinning the media that Obama's light footprint approach to regime change was infinitely superior to the Bush approach. Administration officials fell over themselves to point out that the...
  • Leading From Behind Strategy

    01/07/2012 9:39:03 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | January 7th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    At the Pentagon this week the liberals’ biggest fantasy has now become reality. Barack Obama is cutting the military budget and using the “savings” to fund social programs. In a rare press conference in the Pentagon, he called for a major reduction of the U.S. Armed forces over the next ten years. Obama’s strategy is to reduce America’s presence in Europe and redirect our Strategic forces towards the Middle East and Asia, leaving the defense of Europe in the hands of NATO. Obama’s plan shifts strategic force to the Asia-Pacific region to counter China’s growing military threat. The movement of...
  • Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him: Synopsis

    08/12/2012 10:40:43 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Amazon ^ | Release Date: Aug 21 | Richard Minter, Book Author
    Book Description Publication Date: August 21, 2012 Barack Obama has never been fully vetted—until now. In Leading from Behind, New York Times bestselling investigative journalist Richard Miniter presents the first book to explore President Obama’s abilities as a leader, by unearthing new details of his biggest successes and failures. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-published material, Leading from Behind investigates the secret world of the West Wing and the combative personalities that shape historic events. Contrary to the White House narrative, which aims to define Obama as a visionary leader, Leading from Behind reveals a president who is indecisive,...
  • Leading From Behind On Debt

    07/26/2011 4:51:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 26, 2011 | Staff
    Leadership: Last Friday, at the end of his press conference on the debt, President Obama said: "I think if you want to be a leader, then you got to lead." Too bad Obama isn't taking his own advice. It's possible that Obama thinks talking about an issue is the same as leading on it. After all, in July alone, the president has held three press conferences and a town hall, delivered three press briefings, a radio address and a prime-time speech — all devoted to the debt ceiling negotiations. But in the real world, leadership means standing in front of...
  • The Obama doctrine: Leading from behind

    04/29/2011 5:59:28 AM PDT · by safetysign · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 28 | Charles Krauthammer
    To be precise, leading from behind is a style, not a doctrine. Doctrines involve ideas, but since there are no discernible ones that make sense of Obama foreign policy — Lizza’s painstaking two-year chronicle shows it to be as ad hoc, erratic and confused as it appears — this will have to do.................. Leading from behind is not leading. It is abdicating. It is also an oxymoron. Yet a sympathetic journalist, channeling an Obama adviser, elevates it to a doctrine. The president is no doubt flattered. The rest of us are merely stunned.
  • Leading From Behind [Obama's foreign policy]

    04/26/2011 5:52:22 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 1 replies
    RedState ^ | April 26, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    Leading From Behind Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile) Tuesday, April 26th at 4:45AM EDT 8 Comments Many of us have been struggling to make sense of Barack Obama’s erratic foreign policy. He says he doesn’t want to fight “dumb wars” and then goes and acts stupid in Libya. He constantly seems to be working to undermine the United States’ role in the world and bows to every foreign crowned head except Queen Elizabeth II, who he gives an iPod. He returns the Churchill bust. He bends over backwards to kiss up to Hu Jintao. It makes you wonder.Well, wonder...
  • No More Leading From Behind for America

    03/05/2012 9:17:03 PM PST · by Mountain Mary · 13 replies
    Real Clear World | 2/20/12 | Rick Santorum
    NO MORE LEADING FROM BEHIND FOR AMERICA. "I want to work with those in the Muslim world. But unlike President Obama, I will not bow before dictators, fanatics and thugs. I will not ignore the relationship between radical Islam and terrorism. I will not give in to those who oppose freedom. To do so would threaten the safety and security of the American people and turn a blind eye on those who are oppressed and struggling for freedom in other parts of the world." My passion for protecting and preserving freedom is a gift that comes to me from my...
  • Obama (Chickened Out) Cancelled Missions to Kill Laden 3 TIMES Until Hillary Clinton Stepped In

    08/20/2012 4:55:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 52 replies
    Mail Online ^ | August 20, 2012 | Toby Hardnen
    Full title of Article:EXCLUSIVE: Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden THREE TIMES after getting cold feet - until Hillary Clinton stepped in', claims explosive new book Barack Obama cancelled three operations to kill Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Hillary Clinton, according to a new book. The explosive allegation is contained in an expose by journalist Rich Miniter, who argues that the White House’s carefully-crafted narrative of Obama as a decisive leader who dispatched the al-Qaeda leader despite the doubts of advisers is a myth. The killing of bin Laden is...
  • Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden 3X after getting cold feet - until Hillary stepped in

    08/20/2012 11:03:00 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies
    ukmail ^ | 8 20 12
    Barack Obama cancelled three operations to kill Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Hillary Clinton, according to a new book. The explosive allegation is contained in an expose by journalist Rich Miniter, who argues that the White House’s carefully-crafted narrative of Obama as a decisive leader who dispatched the al-Qaeda leader despite the doubts of advisers is a myth. Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him will be published on Tuesday. Excerpts have been viewed by Mail Online. Miniter, a former ‘Wall Street Journal’, ‘Washington Times’...
  • Navy SEALs To Obama: You Didn't Kill Osama— We Did

    08/15/2012 7:09:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 35 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 15, 2012
    The Record: A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is launching a media campaign to scold the president for taking credit for killing Osama bin Laden and endangering lives with self-serving leaks. No doubt Team Obama will deride it as "son of Swift Boat," the 2004 ad campaign that cast doubts on Democrat presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry's claims about his service in Vietnam. But the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc., says its campaign is a necessary expose of the exploitation by President Obama of the actions of genuine American heroes for his political...
  • Exclusive: Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden THREE TIMES after getting cold feet

    08/20/2012 10:08:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Dailty Mail ^ | 8/20/12 | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama cancelled three operations to kill Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Hillary Clinton, according to a new book. The explosive allegation is contained in an expose by journalist Rich Miniter, who argues that the White House’s carefully-crafted narrative of Obama as a decisive leader who dispatched the al-Qaeda leader despite the doubts of advisers is a myth. Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him will be published on Tuesday. Excerpts have been viewed by Mail Online.
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Don't Forget Obama Led SEAL Mission That Got Osama

    The vid speaks for itself. Talk amongst each other!
  • Report: Obama Canceled Bin Laden Raid Three Times

    07/30/2012 11:47:59 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 30 replies
    Power Line ^ | JULY 30, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    The Daily Caller has a preview of an explosive claim contained in a book by Richard Miniter that will be published next month: Before finally approving the SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama blocked it three times: At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears. In ”Leading...