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  • Is Sarah Palin Getting Trumped?

    04/20/2011 1:29:38 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 46 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2011 | Myra Adams
    According to the latest polls, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s political popularity trajectory is heading south. It was inevitable given our 24/7 fame-obsessed culture which feeds on new personalities and controversy to fuel the celebrity media machine. Once Sarah Palin resigned from her office as Alaska governor, she left that respected “higher platform” reserved for our elected leaders and crossed over into celebrity jungle. There, she willingly subjected herself to the unforgiving forces of media pop culture, where the masses are easily bored. And now, without a new hit show, movie, book, clothing line, charity cause, or fragrance, Palin is...
  • 14th Amendment Birthright Citizenship & The Law of Statelessness

    04/10/2011 1:00:04 PM PDT · by patlin · 82 replies
    ConstitutionallySpeaking ^ | April 10, 2011 | Linda Melin
    The definition of “natural born” comes from the common law of nations. Under the law of nations, all treaties and the laws of the foreign nations must be considered if a child is born on foreign soil. Therefore the fundamental rule for NBC is “exclusive allegiance to the United States” at birth. According the US Government, to answer the question, is one born without the soil (jus soli) a natural born citizen, we must ask ourselves this question…If the US denied citizenship to a child born abroad, would that act of the US government leave the child stateless? Take for...
  • GOP Strategist: Palin Prolonged the Polarization and Prolonged the Country's Misery

    01/14/2011 2:39:11 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 111 replies
    Hot Air Pundit ^ | January 14, 2011 | Hot Air Pundit
    Andrea Michell is discussing Sarah Palin (what a surprise) with Democrat David Bonier and Republican strategist Vin Weber, here's the video of Weber. ------- MITCHELL: "She had the choice of when to speak and the tone. and one has to wonder why doesn't she have a wider circling of advisers. i don't know any political strategist of a national campaign, republican or democrat who thinks that was a smart thing to do. VIN WEBER: "Well, we really don't know who advises her. She's quite isolated from what you might think of as the Republican establishment. No one is quite sure...
  • AS-SALAMU ALAYKUM (Drudge Headline)

    08/14/2010 2:46:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 141 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Aug. 14, 2090 | Drudgereport
    AS-SALAMU ALAYKUM Matt Drudge sending a message?
  • We know more about the Tiger Woods sex scandal than our own president

    07/19/2010 2:14:21 AM PDT · by onyx · 50 replies
    THE AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 19, 2010 | Monty Pelerin
    | Print Article | | Share July 19, 2010We know more about the Tiger Woods sex scandal than our own presidentMonty Pelerin The cornerstone of a democracy or any representative government is an informed public. The U.S. Founding Fathers recognized the importance of an enlightened citizenry and saw fit to codify it in the very First Amendment. How important they considered the press is apparent when is is recognized that they provided it equal protection to religion, freedom of speech, assembly and petition: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or...
  • Question to Birthers about Grandma Dunham's Alleged Fraud

    07/09/2010 4:03:53 PM PDT · by curiosity · 171 replies · 3+ views
    Vanity
    One of the reasons birthers demand to see Obama's long-form birth certificate (as opposed to the short form already released) is that only the long-form lists the hospital. Why is the hospital important? Well, birthers claim that if his birth was registered as having taken place at home, then it opens up the possibility that his birth was registered fraudulantly. That is, if he were born in Kenya, his grandma could have gone down to the local registrar, committed perjury by swearing she whitnessed his birth at home in Hawaii, and obtained a birth certificate saying he was born in...
  • A question for birthers: why Mombassa?

    05/12/2010 8:47:16 AM PDT · by curiosity · 784 replies · 9,331+ views
    Vanity | Me
    The origin of modern myths and legends is a side interest of mine, the birther myths among them. Now I understand why Obama being born in Kenya made it into your belief system, despite it being physically impluasible (requiring around 5 days and five flights, most on propeller planes) and financially impossible (it would have cost about a year of her parents' combined salaries) for Stanley Ann & Obama Sr. to travel there for her to give birth. After all, Obama's Father was from Kenya, so if you are going to make up a myth about Obama being born abroad,...
  • Birther claptrap deserves out reproach

    04/30/2010 4:27:34 PM PDT · by curiosity · 175 replies · 2,783+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 4/29/2010 | Loren Collins
    Now, eight years later, three Georgia legislators are indulging the fantasies of a new contingent of conspiracy theorists who believe in a different cover-up. These conspiracy theorists, or “birthers,” refuse to accept the constitutional eligibility of President Barack Obama, under the hypothesis that he might not have been born in Honolulu, and that he instead may have engaged in a five-decade-long ruse before his secret foreign birth was exposed via fabricated rumors spread by fringe bloggers with no evidence late in the campaign.The conspiracists’ favored theory is that Obama’s mother left her Honolulu home and traveled halfway around the planet...
  • Mitt Romney, Liberal Icon

    04/01/2010 7:27:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 61 replies · 707+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 31, 2010 | Gail Collins
    ... [I]t’s now becoming clear that [Mitt Romney is] the man we have to thank for our new national health care law. “I mean, a lot of commentators have said this is sort of similar to the bill that Mitt Romney, the Republican governor and now presidential candidate, passed in Massachusetts,” President Obama told Matt Lauer recently on the “Today” show. Good work leading the way, Mitt! We did not actually hear a whole lot about how Obama’s health care bill was similar to Romney’s during its long, torturous struggle through Congress. Particularly not during the parts that involved placating...
  • Barack Obama is NOT a natural-born citizen!

    03/18/2010 12:24:55 PM PDT · by Polarik · 174 replies · 4,366+ views
    Fight The Smears ^ | 03/18/2010 | Polarik
    From Barack Obama's own website, Fight the Smears, a statement as to his citizenship status embodied in the masthead and email to forward: The fact is Barack Obama was born in the state of Hawaii in 1961, a NATIVE CITIZEN of the United States of America. Definition of "native-born" or native citizen" (from Wikipedia) Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as President of the United States:“ No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution,...
  • David Frum: The Palin Fantasy

    11/09/2009 7:09:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 2,283+ views
    The Frum Forum (fka The New Majority) ^ | November 7, 2009 | David Frum
    Matthew Continetti has a piece in this weekend’s Weekly Standard hailing Sarah Palin as the ideal leader of a new populist uprising. One obvious objection to his thesis: The populist Sarah is in fact one of the most unpopular figures in American life. According to Gallup, 63% of Americans say they would never consider voting for her. By a margin of 62%-31% Americans rate Palin “unqualified” to serve as president – by far the worst score for any leading Republican. In comparison, only 51% of Americans say they would never consider voting for Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee – and...
  • CA: Meg Whitman's charitable foundation's biggest benefactor was environmental group (EDF)

    11/07/2009 9:40:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 663+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/7/09 | Ken McLaughlin
    Billionaire gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman gave away just $125,000 of her charitable foundation's $46 million in assets in its first year of operation — and tax records show the bulk of the money went to a surprising place. The Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C. Whitman Charitable Foundation in 2007 contributed $100,000 to the Environmental Defense Fund, which is now at odds with Whitman over water policy. The foundation also invested $3 million in hedge funds based in the Cayman Islands — a Caribbean tax haven that's been the subject of political controversy. ... But it's the $100,000 to...
  • Orly Taitz, Birther Queen, Rejected Again

    11/03/2009 3:22:08 PM PST · by steve-b · 12 replies · 1,428+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 10/30/09 | Michael Stone
    Orly Taitz, Birther Queen, has been rejected again. US District Judge David O. Carter threw out a lawsuit questioning Barack Obama's eligibility to hold the office based on his "natural born" citizenship status Thursday, saying the courtroom is not the proper arena to "challenge a president’s election." Judge Carter dismissed Barnett et al v. Obama et al. This had been Taitz's most successful lawsuit to date, which is not saying much. However, it is the one that got the furthest through the legal system....
  • White House Memo: "Dealing With Our Political Enemies"

    10/13/2009 6:05:24 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 9 replies · 1,275+ views
    This memorandum addresses the matter of how we can maximize the fact of our incumbency in dealing with persons known to be active in their opposition to our Administration, Stated a bit more bluntly--how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies. After reviewing this matter with a number of persons possessed of experience in the field, I have concluded that we do not need an elaborate mechanism or game plan, rather we need a good project coordinator and full support for the project. In brief, the system would work as follows: --Key members of the...
  • Romney supports Obama's decision to lobby for Olympics [says Obama is "leader" of US]

    09/29/2009 4:52:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies · 1,872+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Former Massachusetts governor and head of the 2002 Olympic Organizing Committee Mitt Romney says President Obama is doing exactly what needs to be done by flying to Denmark to lobby for the Olympics to come to Chicago in 2016. Romney tells ABC News that having a sitting president make a personal pitch can make an enormous difference to the 106 members of the International Olympic Committee. "I think the people in the IOC want to understand the level of the commitment of the host country," Romney said. "Does the host country really care? Is this going...
  • GOP base still wild about Palin

    09/29/2009 6:30:14 AM PDT · by posterchild · 69 replies · 2,416+ views
    Politico via news.yahoo.com ^ | Tues Sept 29, 2009 | Michael Falcone, Zachary Abrahamson
    Despite a torrent of criticism from the media, Democrats and even some in her own party, Sarah Palin remains the hottest brand name in politics. Her recent resignation was perplexing. It’s raised doubts about her viability as a potential presidential candidate. Still, she remains extremely popular with the GOP grass roots, and most Republican Party leaders would jump at the chance to have her headline one of their events. That’s the picture that emerges from interviews with dozens of GOP state and local leaders from across the country. As part of an effort to gauge Palin’s popularity with the rank...
  • Caption Meg Whitman and Arnold at the Ca. GOP Convention

    09/27/2009 7:21:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 2,164+ views
  • Frum's futile quest for a new conservatism

    09/17/2009 11:46:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,077+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2009 | J. R. Dunn
    Canadians are not Americans. That’s not to say there aren’t similarities. With a majority of the population deriving from Northern Europe, a British cultural matrix, and Anglo-Saxon systems of law and government (excepting Quebec, Canada’s wild card in all things), it couldn’t be otherwise. Like the U.S., Canada was settled through mass immigration over an extended period, with a national character formed by the impact of the frontier. Canada is second only to the U.S. as a technological culture, rivaling us in scientific research and application. It could be said without much exaggeration that the U.S./Canada form a unique double...
  • Bob Shrum: After health care, the deluge

    09/15/2009 10:19:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,699+ views
    The Week ^ | September 15, 2009 | Bob Shrum
    Later this fall, President Obama will sign into law a landmark health-reform bill. Then the hard part begins. Barack Obama was advised early in his presidency to focus on just one thing at a time and postpone health care for another year. The advice was pressed on him not just from outside observers but from trusted aides inside the White House. He rejected it—and for that reason, among others, the health reform that's been delayed for a century, and which he will sign into law this fall, will carry his indelible stamp. Afterward, though, there will be no period of...
  • Bush on Obama: 'This guy has no clue' [attacks McCain and Palin, likes Romney] [barf]

    09/15/2009 11:57:05 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 193 replies · 7,501+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush "seemed to feel considerable unease" with John McCain as the Republican presidential nominee, according to ex-speechwriter Matt Latimer in his tell-all memoir on his days in the White House. In Latimer's new book, "Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor," set to hit bookstores on September 22, he reveals Bush's reactions to the economic collapse, the presidential campaign, and other memorable events. GQ published an excerpt from the memoir in its October issue. Latimer said Bush liked Mitt Romney best and that he was "clearly not impressed with the McCain operation." Latimer...
  • David Frum: Republicans surrender to mob rule (likes Cass, hates Beck)

    09/11/2009 5:26:06 PM PDT · by pissant · 39 replies · 1,493+ views
    National Post ^ | 9/11/09 | David Frum
    When Glenn Beck made his Fox debut, some shrewd conservatives responded with a wink. Maybe the show was paranoid and hysterical. Maybe Beck was none too scrupulous about facts and truth. But why be squeamish? The other side did as bad, or nearly. And see how usefully he mobilized the base! Those shrewd conservatives assumed Beck was working for them. Big mistake. Beck is working for himself – and he chooses his targets according to his own scheme of priorities. The newest target is Cass Sunstein, confirmed yesterday by the Senate as director of the Office of Information and Regulatory...
  • Obamacare Or Romneycare? ["If Obama is a socialist, why isn't Romney?"]

    09/10/2009 10:37:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 3,009+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 2009-09-10 | Andrew Sullivan
    Ambers ponders the import of the popular universal health insurance policy in Massachusetts. The weirdest thing about the Republicans right now is that their most viable candidate next time backed almost exactly the healthcare reform Obama is proposing. If Obama is a socialist, why isn't Romney?
  • How Well Did Meg Whitman Know Van Jones?

    09/07/2009 5:09:31 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 1,095+ views
    A May 2009 video of California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman praising Van Jones, which was posted by TWI yesterday, has inspired a parody video from the campaign of California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. It touches all the bases, portraying Whitman as an out-of-touch elitist who hobnobs not just with a man who called Republicans “assholes,” but with Jimmy Carter. Michael Goldfarb has Whitman responding by saying she “did not do a background check of his past over dinner” and “it’s clear that he holds views that I entirely reject.” But that doesn’t even cover her comments in the original video....
  • Van Jones Hearts Meg Whitman

    09/04/2009 11:50:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 834+ views
    September 4, 2009
    Van Jones Hearts Meg Whitman
  • Both sides need to respect debate on health care reform [RINO barf alert]

    09/04/2009 6:10:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,290+ views
    NewJerseyNewsroom.com ^ | 2009-09-04 | Christine Todd Whitman
    It is a shame that the current health care debate hardly resembles a debate — rather, it has devolved into a screaming match among the fiercest partisans on both sides. For more than 60 years, presidents from both parties have tried to pass meaningful health care reform. There is no doubt that the sector needs reform now more than ever, but that does not mean we should be hastily or superficially negotiating a bill that carries a price tag of $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years and that could fundamentally alter more than 15 percent of our entire national...
  • Meg Whitman: Van Jones Is ‘Doing a Marvelous Job’

    09/04/2009 10:35:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 2,152+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | September 3, 2009 | David Weigel
    A mysterious YouTube member named, conveniently, “megwhitmanonvanjones,” has uploaded a May 2009 San Francisco Chronicle video of 2010 GOP California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, in which the former CEO of eBay and former adviser to Mitt Romney and John McCain gushes about suddenly controversial green jobs czar Van Jones. "There’s a guy over in Oakland, I think his name is Van Jones. And he and I were on a cruise last summer in the Arctic, on climate change. And I got to know him very well. And a lot of the work he’s doing to enfranchise broader communities I’m a...
  • Meg Whitman: Van Jones Is ‘Doing a Marvelous Job’ [RINO McCainiac/Romneybot shills for Obama]

    09/04/2009 10:39:05 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 983+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 2009-09-03 | David Weigel
    A mysterious YouTube member named, conveniently, “megwhitmanonvanjones,” has uploaded a May 2009 San Francisco Chronicle video of 2010 GOP California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, in which the former CEO of eBay and former adviser to Mitt Romney and John McCain gushes about suddenly controversial green jobs czar Van Jones. There’s a guy over in Oakland, I think his name is Van Jones. And he and I were on a cruise last summer in the Arctic, on climate change. And I got to know him very well. And a lot of the work he’s doing to enfranchise broader communities I’m a...
  • Meg Whitman Blasts Van Jones

    09/04/2009 9:21:19 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 91 replies · 3,151+ views
    “My husband and I met him and many others on a cruise sponsored by National Geographic and The Aspen Institute. He talked about supporting job growth in California, but of course I did not do a background check of his past over dinner. As these reports have surfaced, it’s clear that he holds views that I entirely reject; any suggestion otherwise is ridiculous.” --Meg Whitman
  • Meg Whitman( Romney Republican ) comments on Van Jones. Video

    09/04/2009 1:27:53 AM PDT · by Leisler · 38 replies · 1,579+ views
    Brightcove.com ^ | unknown | unknown
    Meg Whitman, airhead, corporate, RINO, paternalizing, clueless typical big business GOP/RNC dolt goes all ga ga over Commie green affirmative action poster boy, Van Jones.( aka, Obama Mini Me ). EnjoyClick here, or at link above.
  • Editorial: For the ever-changing Romney, a new persona: himself [Boston Globe] [barf]

    09/03/2009 8:37:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies · 1,365+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2009-09-03
    MITT ROMNEY isn’t openly running for president yet, but he’s clearly focused like a laser on 2012. And seldom has a noncandidate done so well by doing so little. That’s mostly because an astonishing number of his putative 2012 rivals have obliged Romney by systematically stumbling. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s stock sank like a stone after his amateurish, underwhelming response to President Obama’s February address to Congress. Sarah Palin’s decision to resign as governor of Alaska has only exacerbated doubts about her abilities. South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and Nevada Senator John Ensign have been badly embarrassed by soap opera...
  • Why Romney dropped out (Barf Alert)

    09/01/2009 3:56:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 67 replies · 1,705+ views
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 01 SEPTEMBER 2009 | POLITICO.COM
    Mitt Romney told aides that he was dropping out of last year's presidential campaign because he didn't want to aid "a surrender to terror" by damaging John McCain's campaign, according to an account in the Boston Globe. The quote is from Sasha Issenberg's piece in the Globe magazine on Romney's past and future campaign, worth a read-through. Romney was considering last February whether to stay and fight, Issenberg writes: Eventually spokesman Madden’s BlackBerry buzzed with a draft from Romney. Staying in the race, he had concluded, would only weaken McCain’s prospects against Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. “In this time...
  • Romney said keeping hand in GOP '12 race (Desperate Mitt Alert)

    08/31/2009 8:38:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 189 replies · 2,611+ views
    UPI ^ | 30 AUGUST 2009 | UPI
    BOSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Republican former U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is quietly raising millions of dollars as he prepares for the 2012 campaign, analysts say. Observers say that since he lost the GOP presidential primaries last year, the former Massachusetts governor has shown his usual competitiveness and discipline in keeping his presidential aspirations in play, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. "He lost a tough race," New Hampshire state Sen. Jeb Bradley, a Republican former member of the U.S. House, told the newspaper. "After that, Mitt could have done anything he wanted with his life: back to the non-profit...
  • The Long-Distance Runner (Be afraid, be very afraid for 2012)

    08/30/2009 10:25:41 AM PDT · by Replace all Democrats · 222 replies · 4,712+ views
    Just before Thanksgiving last year, a group of former aides to Mitt Romney convened at his salmon-colored Belmont home, many of them gathering for the first time since Romney had disbanded his presidential campaign some nine months before. Romney had invited them for a post-mortem of the election weeks earlier, the type of dispassionate assessment that the Harvard Business School alumnus so enjoyed. But over cookies, they found few of the metrics for success that Romney prized -- Republicans had been decisively thumped at all levels -- and his attention shifted from 2008 to the future.
  • David Frum: Barack Obama's Lockerbie sleight of hand

    08/30/2009 4:10:26 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 1,605+ views
    National Post ^ | August 28, 2009 | David Frum
    David Frum: Barack Obama's Lockerbie sleight of hand Muammar Qaddafi delivered President Obama a welcome gift this week — a gift made all the more valuable by the remarkable lack of curiosity of the U.S. press about what exactly was contained inside the box. The hero’s welcome given to the convicted Lockerbie bomber in Tripoli diverted media attention from embarrassing questions about the bomber’s release to the much easier issue of the bomber’s reception. Now the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy will drive the entire subject into the back pages and specialty blogs. President Obama is unlikely now to have...
  • Why Sarah Palin Should Not Defend Glenn Beck

    08/27/2009 7:20:07 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 128 replies · 3,435+ views
    http://correspondents.theatlantic.com ^ | Aug 27 2009 | Conor Clarke
    Sarah Palin takes to the digital pages of Facebook in praise of embattled and boycotted TV host Glenn Beck: FOX News' Glenn Beck is doing an extraordinary job this week walking America behind the scenes of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and outlining who is actually running the White House. Monday night he asked us to invite one friend to watch; tonight I invite all my friends to watch. Palin thus ensures that the current Beck controversy will continue for at least another week. And I continue to be impressed and befuddled by two features of this controversy. The first is the...
  • Chambliss takes on Palin, commends Obama on health care reform(Throw This RINO OUT!)

    08/26/2009 7:23:11 PM PDT · by Sarah Barracuda · 46 replies · 2,107+ views
    I'm posting this because I want you all to see what kind of RINO garbage we have on our side. Sarah busted her ass for this guy, got him elected, now he is distancing himself from her ========================================================= News 12 at six o'clock, August 26, 2009 AUGUSTA,Ga---Dozens gathered at the Augusta Museum of History for a chamber of commerce forum on health care reform with Senator Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss attempted to set the record straight on what he calls misinformation. "Say goodbye," said Susan Swanson who is fed up with Washington lawmakers. "Kick out the bums. Kick them all out."...
  • Frum Attacks Levin, Silent on Moyers

    08/17/2009 4:45:26 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 17 replies · 1,184+ views
    American Spectator ^ | August 17, 2009 | Jeffrey Lord
    Did you hear about the latest episode involving talk radio host and NYT bestselling author Mark Levin ? The guy went out and said the President and his friends were engaged in a "ruthless war" of "unmitigated plunder of the public trust." Winding up in a serious rant he assailed "the purchase of votes, the corruption of elections officials, the bribing of legislatures…and the flagrant disregard of laws" that "threatened the very foundations of democracy." He even got religion, saying it was time to "drive the money changers out of the temples of democracy." Later he went the inevitable Hitler...
  • Everyone's Waiting For The October Collapse

    08/16/2009 7:28:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies · 2,519+ views
    businessinsider.com ^ | 7/7/09 | Joe Weisenthal
    The market has a reputation for tanking in October, though there's no obvious reason why that month should stand out as being so bloody. A theme that we've seen discussed more than once is the scary resemblance this year's stock market bears to last years. Here's a look at the S&P 500 between January 1, 2008 and June 6, 2008.
  • From 'Yes, We Can' to 'No! Don't!'(Obama...has united the Republican Party)

    08/16/2009 3:38:18 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 55 replies · 2,785+ views
    http://online.wsj.com ^ | AUGUST 15, 2009 | By PEGGY NOONAN
    >-snip-< What a disaster this health-care debate is. It strains, stresses and pierces, it unnecessarily agitates and is doomed to be the cause of further agitation. Who doubts the final bill will be something between a pig in a poke and three-card Monte? Which is too bad, because our health-care system actually needs to be made better. *** There are smart and experienced people who say whatever the mess right now, the president will get a bill of some sort because he has the brute numeric majority. A rising number say no, this thing has roused such ire he won't...
  • GOP Thinks the Unthinkable: Victory in 2010

    08/14/2009 5:31:48 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 66 replies · 1,701+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/14/2009 | Byron York
    It's a possibility many Republicans speak of only in whispers and Democrats are just now beginning to face. After passionate and contentious fights over health care, the environment, and taxes, could Democrats lose big -- really big -- in next year's elections?
  • Where Is Romney On Health Care Issue

    08/13/2009 5:37:14 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 218 replies · 2,546+ views
    Self Post | 8/13/09 | Self
    Has anybody heard anything from Romney on this hot health care issue. I seem to find him absent on this debate.
  • Birthers: Ignorance is No Excuse (Frum's girls after us)

    08/11/2009 3:55:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 21 replies · 1,036+ views
    New Majority ^ | 8/11/09 | Eunuch Debs
    According to Public Policy Polling (PPP), a North Carolina polling firm, only 24% of self-identified Republican voters in the state believe Barack Obama was born in the United States. 47% do not believe that Obama is American born, and 29% of Republicans aren’t sure. One part of PPP’s data might reassure sentient readers somewhat: 7% of those who voted for John McCain do not believe Hawaii to be a part of the United States. Now perhaps this is just another irrational expression of Obama hatred. But, it may also be older voters who never quite absorbed the news that our...
  • GOP rebranding effort flames out [Romney, McCain, assorted RINOs fail miserably]

    08/10/2009 10:49:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,696+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-08-10 | Patrick O'Connor
    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) generated the kind of buzz other politicians covet when he launched his bid to help rebrand the Republican Party last spring. Television crews and reporters wedged themselves among the crowd of party faithful to cover the National Council for a New America's first event at a packed pizza parlor in an Arlington, Va., strip mall. The resulting coverage dominated cable news chatter for the next week. Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney were also on board. But the council has since flamed out – at least publicly. Since its launch, the National Council hasn’t held a single...
  • David Frum on Detroit: Then and Now ( What happened to the original Silicon Valley ?)

    08/10/2009 9:30:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1,141+ views
    National Post ^ | 8/10/2009 | David Frum
    Detroit was the Silicon Valley of the 1920s – the booming home of a glamorous new industry, a place where huge fortunes were conjured in years, sometimes months. But while the creators of the computer industry have as yet bequeathed very little to the built environment, the automobile industry piled up around it an astounding American city, in astoundingly little time. The Detroit of 1910 was thriving Midwestern milling and shipping entrepot, a bigger Minneapolis. The Detroit of 1930 had rebuilt itself as grand metropolis of skyscrapers, mansions, movie palaces and frame cottages spreading northward beyond the line of sight,...
  • Kathleen Parker Calls Townhall Demonstrators 'Fringe' and Tax Protesters 'Teabaggers'

    08/09/2009 10:26:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies · 1,577+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 9, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Kathleen Parker has an interesting little shtick. Few noticed her when she was writing from a conservative point of view...until she started attacking conservatives about a year ago. Then she went whole hog and has made a lucrative new career of attacking conservatives...while still going through the motions of pretending to be conservative. Parker's latest column on the topic of townhall protests is but the latest in her role of pretend conservative. Here is how "conservative" Parker refers to those protesters: Generally considered a fringe group, the demonstrators have been described derisively by Democratic leaders. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed...
  • The lunacy of the 'birthers' (RINO Frum weighs in)

    08/07/2009 10:47:02 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 986+ views
    National Post ^ | 8/8/09 | David Twinkletoes Frum
    It used to be tough and unrewarding to be a crank. You had to communicate by inky mimeograph. The big media monopolies refused to accept your calls. Your neighbours ignored you or laughed at you. How that has changed! Modern communication technology has empowered cranks, enabling them to build entire virtual crank communities. It has multiplied the number of media outlets --and thus the number of hours to fill -- creating new crank opportunities on radio and television. Among the greatest beneficiaries of these new opportunities: the cranks known as "birthers." The birthers claim that U. S. President Barack Obama...
  • Peggy Noonan and Ronald Reagan

    08/01/2009 9:15:16 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies · 1,594+ views
    July 31, 2009 | Robin Masters
    The wishy washy "reaganism/conservatism" of P. Noonan began long ago before Obama. Here is what she wrote about Reagan after the Reagan/Mondale Debate in 1984. After this comment, as you know, The Gipper has been elected in the biggest landslide since George Washington ran unopposed in 1792.
  • Video: Mitt Romney "The Phony Conservative"

    07/31/2009 9:12:25 PM PDT · by AKReportz · 80 replies · 1,306+ views
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    08/01/2009 2:50:39 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 14 replies · 912+ views
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    "Republican-affiliated political action committees appear to be out-raising their Democratic counterparts by a nearly two-to-one margin, according to the latest campaign finance reports. A CQ MoneyLine analysis of PACs tied to lawmakers and candidates found that Republicans had raised more than $10 million during the first half of the year compared to the $5.5 million for Democrats" "The Republican PACs also hold an edge in cash on hand, with $6.8 million compared to the Democrats $5.2 million." 1. Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC — $1,924,375. 2. The conservative Democratic Blue Dog PAC — $1,106,887. 3. Every Republican Is Crucial,...
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    07/31/2009 2:23:28 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 77 replies · 1,928+ views
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    We thought our column yesterday, in which we definitively debunked the notion that President Obama has failed to prove he was born in America, would put an end to birtherianism. As it turns out, some people simply will not listen to reason. It also turns out, however, that the birther industry has produced a whole host of other false theories about the president, many of which are not even consistent with one another. Since it appears that some people who are willing to listen to reason remain confused, we thought we’d debunk more of the birther myths: • A child...