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  • Liberal 'Wonk:' Ignore the Conservative Media, Obamacare is a Success in the 'Real World'

    09/25/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Guy Benson
    From the moment liberal blogger Ezra Klein launched Vox as an "explanatory journalism" project, it has exemplified the prevailing conceits of the modern American Left. Sometimes useful, frequently ideological, and more than occasionally embarrassing, the work of Vox's self-stylized wonks is required reading among those news consumers whose unshakable faith in their own intellectual superiority is a boundless source of smug satisfaction.  Klein's latest dispatch serves up a delicious premise to these eager members of the so-called "reality-based community:" President Obama's health care law has been a big success in the real world (Vox has offered countless variations on this same argument), yet it remains unpopular in many quarters...
  • Obama Met Privately With Top Journalists Before ISIS War Speech

    09/14/2014 5:13:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | September 13, 2014 | by Michael Calderone
    President Barack Obama met with over a dozen prominent columnists and magazine writers Wednesday afternoon before calling for an escalation of the war against the Islamic State, or ISIS, in a primetime address that same night. The group, which met in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in an off-the-record session, included New York Times columnists David Brooks, Tom Friedman and Frank Bruni and editorial writer Carol Giacomo; The Washington Post's David Ignatius, Eugene Robinson and Ruth Marcus; The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins and George Packer; The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg and Peter Beinart; The New Republic's Julia Ioffe; Columbia...
  • The death of civil discourse? [when Dems crash and burn, conservatives are told to be civil)

    09/10/2014 4:50:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Allan J. Lichtman
    On Aug. 27, I appeared on the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor" to discuss President Obama's legacy. Another guest, conservative author Jane Hammond Cook, began by claiming that Obama would be ranked among the bottom 15 or 20 of presidents. In response, I made the following points: You cannot judge a president's legacy during his term because evaluations change drastically over time. Harry Truman's approval ratings sank to 22 percent during his last year in office — about half of Obama's current ratings. Truman was reviled in his time, but scholars toady generally regard him as a near-great president....
  • ‘We Have Made the Decision to Reorder the Book’: Costco Reverses Decision to Remove ‘America’

    07/09/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/09/20q14 | Oliver Darcy
    Wholesale retailer Costco announced Tuesday evening that they have reversed a decision to remove conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book from stores, following an outcry from thousands of angry customers. “Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited,” a statement posted on Facebook said. “We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We can’t carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume...
  • NCSPIN: Blinkin’ & Bitchin’. (Now THAT is quality television!)

    06/22/2014 7:42:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    I gave up on NC Spin several months back. For those of you not familiar with this program, it is WRAL commisar Jim Goodmon’s attempted knockoff of the McLaughlin Group. Except Jim’s version involves Democrat hacks Tom Campbell and Chris Fitzsimon doing their best Baghdad Bob impression — regurgitating state-run media propaganda while John Hood and some other token Republican / conservative sit quietly off to the side. Somebody urged me to watch this weekend’s installation of the show. Apparently, Chris “The Mad Blinker” had a pretty hysterical meltdown toward the end of the show. (The fun starts at about...
  • Meet Obama's Kissingers

    06/06/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2014 | Kimberley Strassel
    If the Bergdahl uproar feels creepily reminiscent of the Benghazi uproar, or the Syrian "red line" uproar, or the choose-your-own- Obama -foreign-adventure uproar, it's because they all have a common denominator. This is what happens when political hacks formally take over foreign policy. It's the "formal" point that bears some meditation. Barack Obama isn't the first president to make foreign-policy decisions on the basis of domestic political calculations. He does, however, win the distinction of being the first president to utterly disregard—to treat with contempt—the institutions and procedures that were designed to help the commander in chief insulate the serious...
  • U.S. deaths in Afghanistan may have only tenuous link to Bergdahl [The spin is in.]

    06/08/2014 10:58:57 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 6/8/14 | By Andy Sullivan, Phil Stewart and Jibran Ahmed
    WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - The frantic search for Bowe Bergdahl began the moment his comrades discovered he was no longer inside the fragile outpost in a rock-strewn valley in one of the most hostile corners of Afghanistan. Exactly why Bergdahl left is subject to intense scrutiny. But accounts by two Taliban sources as well as several U.S. officials and fellow soldiers raise doubt over media reports that he had sought to join the Taliban, and over suggestions that the deaths later that year of six soldiers in his battalion were related to the search for him. His dramatic release on May...
  • What Really Happens When Obama ‘Sneaks’ Out of the White House

    05/24/2014 7:45:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5-23-14 | Mary Bruce
    On ABC’s hit series “Scandal,” President Fitzgerald Grant is often seen sneaking out of the White House for a clandestine meeting with the covert agents of B-613 or a secret rendezvous with Olivia Pope, but nothing could be further from the truth. The real president isn’t sneaking anywhere. President Obama explained earlier this week what it’s like to try and break out of the White House bubble. “Every once in a while, I’m able to sneak off… I’m sort of like the circus bear that kind of breaks the chain, and I start taking off, and everybody starts whispering, the...
  • McLaughlin Group‘s Eleanor Clift : ‘Ambassador Stevens Wasn’t Murdered’

    05/11/2014 10:24:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift said on Sunday’s The McLaughlin Group that late U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed the night of the Benghazi attacks, had not been murdered but had died from “smoke inhalation.” “I’d like to point out that Ambassador Stevens was not ‘murdered,’” Clift said, using air quotes, “but died of smoke inhalation in a CIA safe room.” This did not land well. “It was a terrorist attack, Eleanor,” panelist-for-life Pat Buchanan said. “He was murdered in a terrorist attack.” Clift responded that it was an opportunistic terrorist attack inflamed by the anti-Muslim video, the blaming...
  • Western spin doctors cannot justify actions of Kiev authorities encouraging fascism

    05/03/2014 5:51:50 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 05/03/2014 | Itar Tass
    MOSCOW, May 03. /ITAR-TASS/. A credible source in Russia’s government agencies has drawn attention to the recent change in the form and tonality of the Kiev authorities’ actions in the information sphere. “It is formed not at all by Ukrainian citizens, but by specialists who arrived from abroad. The PR group for the so-called “anti-Russian actions” involves American experts - as far as we know, shoulder straps show through the suits and sweaters of some of them. There are also European spin doctors, in particular, from Belgium who back during the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia had tried to persuade...
  • Pelosi won’t run on Obamacare: ‘While we’re proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs’

    04/02/2014 1:32:25 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aril 2 2014 | No Attribution
    While Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took an Obamacare victory lap Tuesday afternoon, she appeared hesitant to make the law the central plank in her party’s push to win in 2014, telling reporters that “while we’re proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs.”
  • AP SOURCES: HEALTH LAW SIGN-UPS ON TRACK TO HIT 7M

    04/01/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    AP ^ | 04/01/2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JOSH LEDERMAN
    Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press. The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that slowed sign-ups on the HealthCare.gov website. Two government officials confirmed the milestone, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of an official announcement. Seven million was the original target...
  • Dem Senator on MSNBC: Russia’s “Weak” Invasion Proof of Obama’s “Strength”

    03/19/2014 6:10:00 AM PDT · by tje · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 18, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If Russia invades Alaska, just think how weak Putin will look then. Senator Chris Murphy went to the Ukraine. Then he came back to appear on Chris Hayes’ All In on MSNBC to explain how everything is just fine. “Frankly the fact that we are here today with a very weak Russia, having the entirety of the Ukraine turn away and having engaged in a panicky reaction is partly a result of the United States’ strength on this issue, standing with the protesters,” Senator Chris Murphy said.
  • Rep. Keith Ellison on the CBO report: Hey, Americans work way more than people in other countries

    02/11/2014 6:52:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Yes, I suppose it’s true that most of the rest of the world works a lot less than Americans do. Their GDPs-per-capita and/or their debt-to-GDP ratios generally tend to correlate accordingly, but whatever. Via RCP:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO What the Congressional Budget Office is saying is that we’re going to discourage kids having to have latchkeys. We’re going to have parents being able to come home, working reasonable hours. People are going to be able to retire. People might be able to actually cook dinner rather than have to order out and get some takeout. I mean, the...
  • Democrat Logic: Lose Your Job and Feel Liberated

    02/08/2014 8:14:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2014 | Brian C Joondeph, MD
    This week, a report from the Congressional Budget Office acknowledged that ObamaCare would reduce full-time employment by 2.5 million over the next ten years. And that is on top of news that 92 million Americans who could be working are not. What a devastating assessment for the unemployed or underemployed, particular millenials seeking to transition from internships and part-time jobs to career-building full-time jobs. Yet the predictable spin from the White House and major media outlets is that this is good news, liberating workers from the chains of employment. To quote President Obama, from the 2008 campaign, "You can put...
  • Podesta, Left-Wing Mastermind, to Lead NSA Review

    01/17/2014 11:52:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/17/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday that John Podesta, his new "counselor" and the political operative responsible for creating the institutional left in Washington, will be the appointed "to lead a comprehensive review of big data and privacy" in the aftermath of revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic spying programs. When he joined the White House last month, Podesta's focus was said to be "climate change." The president's speech contained little news. It was a classic Obama set-piece, designed to demonstrate that he understands both sides of a complex argument, while delegating
  • Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isn’t To Blame For Benghazi [Throw The Two CA Senate Bums Out!]

    01/17/2014 12:26:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 16, 2013 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    By REBECCA KAPLAN January 16, 2014 Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isn’t To Blame For Benghazi Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has come to the defense of Hillary Clinton against Republicans who she says are trying to inflate the former secretary ofstate’s role in the Sept. 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facility and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and vice chairman Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., led the committee’s review of the attacks that werepublished in a bipartisan report that was declassified Wednesday. Though their the report faults the State Department for failing to sufficiently...
  • Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz need new spin; the jig is up, says Dem strategist

    11/27/2013 6:13:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 11/25/13 | Joe Saunders
    Nancy Pelosi’s proud of Obamacare. Debbie Wasserman Schultz thinks it’s wonderful. Democratic strategists are scared. **SNIP** “We’re trying to deny what everyone knows is happening,” a Democratic polling veteran told Politico. “Anybody who is halfway intelligent knows this is a big … problem for us. It’s impossible not to see. We can try to hide our heads in the sand and pretend it’s not a problem, but it is.” If the past is prologue, that pollster’s right. In the 2010 mid-terms, the last time Americans went to the polls without President Obama on the ballot, Democrats were washed out of...
  • Housing data brightens U.S. economic growth outlook (Spin Alert: Prices and Interest Rates Rise)

    11/26/2013 3:04:15 PM PST · by xzins · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Nov 13 | Lucia Mutikani
    Permits for future U.S. home construction hit a near 5-1/2 year-high in October and prices for single-family homes notched big gains in September, suggesting a run-up in mortgage interest rates has not derailed the housing recovery. The data releases on Tuesday were the latest signs of strength in the economy, despite headwinds from rising mortgage rates and last month's partial government shutdown. "The reports reinforce the notion that the housing sector is successfully digesting the summer mortgage rate pop," said Mike Englund, chief economist at Action Economics in Boulder, Colorado. Building permits jumped 6.2 percent last month to an annual...
  • SPIN SPIN SPIN: Nancy Pelosi tries to spin her way out of her Obamacare broken promise

    11/17/2013 2:54:35 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 29 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 17th, 2013
    Pelosi tries desperately to spin her way out of her broken Obamacare promise, even saying stuff Democrats were saying two weeks before Obama finally came out and admitted it was a broken promise:
  • Obama Gives San Francisco’s Batkid a Six-Second Shout-Out [Valerie Tries to Soften Clown 's Image]

    11/16/2013 5:26:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/15/13 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    All Miles Scott wanted to do was to put on his Batman costume and fight crime on the grimy streets of Gotham City. Miles, a 5-year-old leukemia patient, got his wish on Friday, and his heroism earned him a pat on the back from President Obama. “Way to go, Miles. Way to save Gotham,” the president said in one of his first posts on Vine,a social media site that loops six-second videos uploaded by its users.
  • Megan Kelly pulls Fox hard left.

    10/07/2013 6:14:08 PM PDT · by ez · 278 replies
    Free republic ^ | 10/7/13 | Ez
    Megan Kelly is off to a rocky start, pulling Fox hard to left, challenging Senator Ted Cruz in much the same way Candy Crowley did at CNN. So far she has quoted polls by Politico and PPP.
  • Obama’s moves on Syria mark defining moment - His shifts could set back agenda for second term

    09/15/2013 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Sept 15, 2013 | By Matt Viser and Noah Bierman
    WASHINGTON — President Obama, to his supporters, is a deliberative leader whose willingness to recalibrate his response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons potentially helped avert military strikes and further US involvement in a civil war half a world away. But to his critics, Obama is like a character in a Shakespearean comedy, where the hapless protagonist succeeds despite himself. It was, after all, only after Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an offhand comment last Monday morning in London — and Russian leaders seized on it — that renewed diplomatic discussions began. Now those discussions have led to...
  • David Axelrod Gives Obama, Not Putin, Credit For Assad Turning Over Chemical Weapons

    09/10/2013 7:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Here's your non-shocker of the day. Former Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod is giving President Obama, not Russian President Putin, credit for Syrian President Assad's agreement to turn over chemical weapons. If POTUS hadn't threatened credible military response, does anyone believe Russia and Syria would be coming forward now? No time to falter. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 10, 2013 President Obama is still scheduled to make his case for a "military attack" on Syria tonight from the White House, but with the news breaking this morning the Russians and Syrians have reached a deal, you can bet his speech...
  • Spin rate of black holes pinned down

    08/08/2013 1:35:04 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Nature ^ | 8/6/13 | Eugenie Samuel Reich
    Black holes can be described by just two fundamental characteristics: mass and spin. Astronomers have been able to measure the objects’ mass for decades, by looking for gravitational effects on the orbits of nearby stars. But measuring spin, which records the angular momentum of the matter that falls into the holes, has proved troublesome, particularly for the supermassive black holes that lie at the centres of galaxies. No light emanates from the black holes’ spinning event horizons, so astronomers instead look for proxies that emit X-rays, such as the swirling disks of matter that feed into some holes. Such indirect...
  • Bill O'Reilly Reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman [spinning like a whirling dervish]

    07/16/2013 7:40:53 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    "Talking Points" understands the anger towards George Zimmerman. He initiated the fracas. But you don't convict someone of murder because he shows poor judgment or because he racially profiles.
  • O'Reilly Says Illegals Are Not Criminals.

    07/15/2013 8:59:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 43 replies
    This guy is nuts! O'Reilly said tonight that crossing into the United States illegally is not criminal... but instead a civil matter. A civil matter? What's O'Reilly been smoking???
  • Full Spin Mode on IRS, Benghazi, AP Scandals as WH Advisor Does 'Full Ginsburg'

    05/19/2013 8:48:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Senior White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer is set to perform the 'full Ginsburg' on Sunday, appearing on all five major Sunday morning news shows in the latest sign that the Obama administration is determined to fight for control of the news cycle following an explosion of major scandals in the past several days. Pfeiffer will appear on CNN's State of the Union, ABC's This Week, CBS's Face the Nation, NBC's Meet the Press, and Fox News' Fox News Sunday. The White House began suffering unusual setbacks in the media following the revelation that its edits to "talking points" on the...
  • Amid damage control efforts, White House listens to outside advice

    05/16/2013 7:13:26 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 16, 2013 8:44pm EDT | Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason
    (Reuters) - Senior White House officials responsible for navigating the administration through a trio of scandals met on Thursday with outside Democratic strategists for advice on how to get past the controversies and back on track advancing the president's agenda. The White House is trying to regain the upper hand after being knocked on the defensive over its response to deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the seizure of journalists' phone records in a Justice Department leak investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny. Now, President Barack Obama's closest advisers want to find a way...
  • Petraeus email objected to Benghazi talking points

    05/16/2013 5:22:26 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    Myfoxdc.com/AP ^ | 5/16/2013 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Then CIA-Director David Petraeus objected to the final talking points the Obama administration used after the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, because he wanted to see more details revealed to the public, according to emails released Wednesday by the White House. Under pressure in the investigation that continues eight months after the attacks, the White House on Wednesday released 99 pages of emails and a single page of hand-written notes made by Petraeus' deputy, Mike Morell, after a meeting at the White House on Saturday, Sept. 15. On that page, Morell scratched out from the...
  • Was David Petraeus blackmailed over Benghazi?

    05/13/2013 10:23:13 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-13-13 | DrJohn
    The Benghazi affair is on fire and it could possibly go nuclear soon. It is now very clear that the Obama regime scrubbed the truth from the Benghazi talking points. Politics: It would be naïve to expect any White House to ignore the political implications of a foreign policy crisis occurring two months before a presidential election. But there is a reason why no White House admits to finessing a tragedy: It's unseemly. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland injected politics into the U.S. response to Benghazi when she raised objections to draft “talking points” being prepared for Rice’s television appearances....
  • New Yorker Trashes Carney For Friday Press Conference Lies, Compares Him To Bill Clinton

    05/12/2013 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 05/12/13 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from The New Yorker: But the mere existence of the edits—whatever the motivation for them—seriously undermines the White House’s credibility on this issue. This past November (after Election Day), White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that “The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.” Remarkably, Carney is sticking with that line even now. In his regular press briefing on Friday afternoon (a briefing that was delayed...
  • Feinstein: ´Talking points were wrong´

    05/12/2013 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/12/13 | Tarini Parti
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the talking points used on the Sunday news shows following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were wrong, adding that the administration should have been quicker in calling it a terrorist act. “I think the talking points were wrong,” the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on NBC´s “Meet the Press.” “I think the talking points should not be written by the intelligence community.” “Unfortunately," she added, "the word extremist was used which isn’t not as crystal clear as terrorist.”
  • ABC: Petraeus called final Benghazi talking points “useless” the day before Rice’s full Ginsburg

    05/12/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/12/13 | Ed Morrissey
    One of the mysteries in the Benghazi scandal has been the role of David Petraeus, who was then the Director of the CIA but was forced to resign in a personal scandal shortly thereafter. While the White House and State Department tried to cobble together talking points to explain away the terrorist attack that took four American lives, what did Petraeus do? According to new information reported for the first time by Jonathan Karl on ABC News’ This Week earlier this morning, Petraeus rejected the final version as “useless” —
  • Liberal Panic Now That Benghazi Fiasco Finally Getting Real Coverage?

    05/11/2013 9:48:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 12, 2013 | Howard Portnoy
    here is no escaping the fact that, where Benghazi is concerned, there is blood in the water and the mainstream media has (at long last) picked up the scent. Yesterday, the sharks representing the three major TV networks circled Press Secretary Jay Carney, bombarding him with questions that were uncharacteristically tough. ABC’s Jonathan Karl, who broke the story that the talking points underwent twelve revisions, had the aspect and attitude of a man scorned and determined to set the record straight as much to clear his own name as to ascertain the truth. When Carney attempted to weasel out of his claim...
  • Eugene Robinson: Republicans lead a witch hunt on Benghazi

    05/10/2013 1:44:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/10/2013 | Eugene Robinson
    Those who are trying to make the Benghazi tragedy into a scandal for the Obama administration really ought to decide what story line they want to sell. Actually, by “those” I mean Republicans, and by “the Obama administration” I mean Hillary Clinton. The only coherent purpose I can discern in all of this is to sully Clinton’s record as secretary of state in case she runs for president in 2016. That’s not a particularly noble way to use the deaths of four American public servants, but at least it’s understandable. Attempts to concoct some kind of sinister Whitewater-style conspiracy, however,...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • Obama Golfs Ahead of WH Correspondents’ Dinner

    04/27/2013 1:41:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/27/13 | Arlette Saenz - ABCNews
    President Obama spent Saturday afternoon at the golf course, just a few hours before he is set to attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner later this evening. The president golfed at Joint Base Andrews with former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and White House aides Marvin Nicholson and Michael Brush.
  • White House: Libya Fight Is Not War, It's 'Kinetic Military Action'

    03/23/2011 8:39:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Byron York
    In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it? In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes...
  • The Unverifiable World

    02/11/2013 4:33:02 AM PST · by expat1000 · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 10 Feb 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    A picture used to be worth a thousand words in that fanciful interval between the court painting and the photoshop when a photograph was thought to have an unfalsifiable quality. That too was an illusion and the Communists were doing their own crude photoshops, removing purged leaders from photos around the same time as the invention of the ballpoint pen. But now the photo is a thing that is hard to take seriously. They are too easy to fake and the proof of authenticity involves a debate so technical that it becomes easier to tune in to an argument about...
  • Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept. ('systemic failures')

    12/19/2012 2:44:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept.By Julian Pecquet - 12/19/12 05:30 AM ET The Benghazi report released Tuesday night bemoans “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” in Hillary Clinton's State Department that could come back to haunt her should she run for president in 2016. Clinton remains one of the nation's most popular politicians and has worked tirelessly to improve America's image abroad following President George W. Bush's tenure. The independent review of the Sept. 11 attack, however, tarnishes that legacy by faulting the department for failing to put in place a coordinated approach for handling...
  • Barack Obama, Spin Master

    10/31/2012 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    The definition of spin is to apply a slant or particular emphasis to information, as to persuade or deceive. President Barack Obama really has been pounding the pulpit the past few days, with the election right around the corner, with the help of his speechwriters. He sounds a lot like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. About the only thing Obama hasn't said is "God damn America," as Wright did. Obama has to pound his chest and beat the drum to rev up the Democratic base. Thank goodness that the only thing Mitt Romney has to do to rev up the Republican...
  • State Department creates own board to look at Libya security query (fox guarding henhouse!)

    10/09/2012 6:56:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 10/9/2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    The State Department’s top security officer is coming under scrutiny for playing a role in creating a special board that is investigating last month’s fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. One of the State Department’s accountability review board’s key tasks will be to probe why the office of Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management, rejected requests for more diplomatic security in Libya in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Mr. Kennedy, a career diplomat whose portfolio includes being the top security officer, signed the memo Oct. 1 that set up the review...
  • State Dept Holds Conference Call on Benghazi Terror Attack – Excludes FOX News (Video)

    10/09/2012 7:17:47 PM PDT · by Snuph · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 9, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama State Department held a conference call with reporters tonight on the Benghazi terror attack. They did not invite FOX News on the call. Bret Baier told viewers on Special Report that FOX is usually included on such calls. During the call, the Obama State Department said there was no protest at the consulate on 9-11 and that terrorists attacked the compound after 8:30 PM. This contradicts directly what the administration was saying after the deadly 9-11 attacks.
  • Useful Idiots (Oliver North on Obama, MSM & terrorists)

    09/20/2012 3:25:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 21, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Ever since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2012, the Obama White House has sought to lay blame for deadly and destructive anti-American attacks in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and more than two dozen other countries on someone else. The O-Team — and the perpetrators — have had a lot of help from the "useful idiots" in the mainstream media. The disinformation campaign being waged by the Obama administration over the cause of this violence would be comedic but for the fact that six Americans have been killed and dozens have been injured. From the perspective...
  • Like Katrina, Isaac is due for Democrats' political spin

    08/28/2012 4:28:05 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 45 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8/28/2012 | William T Russell
    Tampa and the Republican convention seem to have dodged the initial impact of Tropical Storm Isaac. But the full impact of its political spin has yet to be felt. Issac is building power over the Gulf of Mexico as I write this, and the power of the political spin builds as the storm approaches the landfall areas of Hurricane Katrina. While no one wishes for Isaac to follow the map track of Katrina, those living in its path need to prepare for the wind, rain and storm surges. Those following its political track need to brace for the impact of...
  • Hilarious Lib Spin Re. Public-Sector Unions' Grisly Disembowelment in Wisconsin

    06/11/2012 12:58:24 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 11, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Howard (The Scream) Dean:  'We look at Wisconsin as a win for the Democrats' Larry (Captain Comb-over) Axelrod: 'Wisconsin raises serious questions for Mitt' Richard (Yougottaproblemwitdat) Trumka: 'Last night's result was not what we had hoped for, but this is not the end of the story, but rather the beginning' Chris (Tingles) Matthews:  "It's going to teach all that dirty, angry money - all those people who love influencing America and American politics, all the while keeping themselves shy of the searchlight - they can get away with it.' Rachel Maddow: 'Scott Walker squeaked-by...' Jay (Manure Spreader) Carney:  "Wisconsin unions sent a...
  • DNC Chair Tongue-Tied Trying To Spin Failed Obama Effort In WI

    06/07/2012 9:34:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6//7/12 | GOPICYMI
    DNC Chair Tongue-Tied Trying To Spin Failed Obama Effort In WI
  • Poll: Obama 49 - Romney 46, But..

    05/22/2012 12:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Celebrate good times, liberals -- President Obama has again vaulted ahead of Mitt Romney in a national poll:   After months of aggressive campaigning on jobs and the economy, President Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger, are locked in a dead heat over who could fix the problem foremost on voters’ minds, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The parity on economic issues foreshadows what probably will continue to be a tough and negative campaign. Overall, voters would be split 49 percent for Obama and 46 percent for Romney if the November election were held now. On handling...
  • Obama-Loving Media Spin the Economy

    05/10/2012 3:27:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2012 | Larry Elders
    National Public Radio's Kai Ryssdal recently talked about the weak economy. His guests, two reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times, acknowledged the obvious -- that the economy is underperforming. Yet, in the 20 minutes of my sitting and listening in the car in bad Los Angeles traffic, I heard no one mention the words "President Barack Obama." Time magazine, in a cover story on the economy, called the current economic recovery a "97-pound weakling." It informs us that our sluggish economy is now driven by broad, virtually uncontrollable worldwide economic trends. Only once in this lengthy...