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  • The GOP Consulting Class Is Becoming Seriously Unhinged….

    08/18/2015 8:46:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 88 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-19-2015 | sundance
    August 18, 2015The GOP Consulting Class Is Becoming Seriously Unhinged….by sundance Beyond the previous examples of DC’s chattering class punditry: George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Stephen Hayes, Dana Perino, Charles Lane, Bill Kristol et al, and their on-air splodey head moments -which are continuing with the speed of an interstate covered in bubble wrap- we now have the paid GOP consultant class joining them.GOP political consultant Rick Wilson has been in a highly visible war of words with Breitbart.com over the website’s editorial support for GOP candidate Donald Trump.Wilson said on CNN that approximately 25% of Republicans were “low information voters”,...
  • White House Spokesman Throws State, CIA Under Bus (May 10, 2013)

    05/11/2013 8:38:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12:20 PM, May 10, 2013 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    At a White House press briefing on May 1, Barack Obama spokesman Jay Carney attempted to frame new reporting on the Benghazi attacks as old news by noting that the attacks had taken place "a long time ago."  Just ten days have passed since he uttered that infelicitous phrase. But it feels like a long time ago.National Journal’s Ron Fournier takes a close look at the Obama administration’s unraveling spin in a piece today headlined: “Scrubbing the Truth from Benghazi.”
  • Hayes-Krauthammer: Mitch Daniels 2012 Man To Watch

    12/24/2010 5:27:38 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 94 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's Christmas Eve, so let's treat ourselves to something conservative political junkies enjoy: handicapping the 2012 Republican field. On the Fox News Special Report this evening, panelists Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer both singled out Mitch Daniels as a man to watch. Hayes identifed the Indiana gov as perhaps the true Tea Party candidate—someone willing to speak the hard truths about the need for entitlement reform. The ever-interesting Krauthammer found Daniels' lack of charisma appealing--as an antidote to our overdose of hope-and-change. View video after the jump.
  • ABC and NBC Resist Vindicating Cheney, But Hayes Finds Proof EIT's 'Effective'

    08/25/2009 6:54:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 2,163+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 25, 2009 | Brent Baker
    ABC's Brian Ross and NBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday night each listed some al Qaeda plots uncovered via CIA interrogations, but both balked when it came to vindicating former Vice President Dick Cheney on whether “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) led to information which prevented attacks. “Nowhere in the reports...does the CIA ever draw a direct connection between the valuable information and the specific use of harsh tactics,” Ross declared on World News in citing reports Cheney requested be released. NBC's Andrea Mitchell cited only Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and related how “administration officials say there is no way to know whether...
  • Cheney Statement on CIA Documents/Investigation

    08/25/2009 11:29:51 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 44 replies · 2,393+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 24, 2009 10:06 PM | Stephen F. Hayes
    Cheney Statement on CIA Documents/Investigation Former Vice President Dick Cheney gave The Weekly Standard a statement Monday night about the CIA documents and the coming Justice Department investigation. The documents released Monday clearly demonstrate that the individuals subjected to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques provided the bulk of intelligence we gained about al Qaeda. This intelligence saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks. These detainees also, according to the documents, played a role in nearly every capture of al Qaeda members and associates since 2002. The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for...
  • Cheney Statement on CIA Documents/Investigation

    08/24/2009 7:43:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 151 replies · 8,527+ views
    weeklystandard.com ^ | August 24, 2009 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney released a statement Monday night about the CIA documents and the coming Justice Department investigation. The documents released Monday clearly demonstrate that the individuals subjected to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques provided the bulk of intelligence we gained about al Qaeda. This intelligence saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks. These detainees also, according to the documents, played a role in nearly every capture of al Qaeda members and associates since 2002. The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for defeating all efforts by al Qaeda to launch...
  • Cheney vs. Obama

    04/24/2009 9:53:57 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 1,358+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/24/09 | Stephen Hayes
    The Obama administration is confused. The president says harsh interrogation techniques "do not make us safer," but his top intelligence adviser says the same techniques produced "high-value information" that gave the U.S. government "a deeper understanding of the al Qaeda organization that was attacking this country." Obama White House officials routinely boast that theirs is "the most transparent administration in history," but then they release Justice Department memos about the interrogations in which the assessments confirming the value of those techniques are blacked out. Attorney General Eric Holder tells a congressional committee that he is unaware of memos about the...
  • McCain Finds the Right Wingman ....And she's a woman

    09/06/2008 7:33:38 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 14 replies · 234+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/15/2008 Edition | Stephen F. Hayes
    Last Tuesday, as the hordes of media that had begun to dissect every moment of her political career and personal life were distracted by speeches from Fred Thompson and Joe Lieberman in nearby St. Paul, Sarah Palin sat quietly with her family for an hourlong dinner in the Skywater restaurant of the Minneapolis Hilton. It was a rare respite from the intense scrutiny she was subjected to over the first week of her new life in the national spotlight. Over the previous several days she had been portrayed as a naĂŻf, a rube, and a bad mother. Journalists had peppered...
  • (Fred) Thompson Speech Hits Media on Palin, Obama on Abortion

    09/02/2008 5:06:04 PM PDT · by library user · 53 replies · 347+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 02, 2008 | by Stephen F. Hayes
    Fred Thompson will forcefully defend the selection of Sarah Palin tonight in a speech Republicans are characterizing as "red meat." He will argue that the feeding frenzy over Palin's is the result of "panic" from the Democrat-friendly mainstream media. "What a breath of fresh air Governor Sarah Palin is. She is from a small town, with small town values, but that's not good enough for those folks who are attacking her and her family. Let's be clear, the selection of Governor Palin has the other side and their friends in the media in a state of panic. She is a...
  • The Media Descend to a New Low. The smearing of Sarah Palin gets uglier.

    09/02/2008 3:55:59 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 149 replies · 527+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/02/2008 6:25:00 PM | Stephen F. Hayes
    Time's Mark Halperin has posted an advance copy of the cover of US Weekly magazine, the tabloid published by Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner. That cover shows a smiling Sarah Palin, holding her youngest son Trig. The screaming headline: "Babies, Lies and Scandal: John McCain's Vice President." Wenner has contributed $5300 to Obama's campaign since 2007. The cover was sent to select news organizations by Mark Neschis, the head of corporate communications for Wenner Media and former director of television in the Clinton White House. An email from Neschis that accompanied the cover read: "Thought I would send over our Us...
  • Hollywood Takes on the Left

    08/02/2008 7:58:54 AM PDT · by BlessedMom92 · 23 replies · 294+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/11/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    David Zucker, the director who brought us 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun,' turns his sights on anti-Americanism. For anyone who has ever been on a movie set, the commotion inside Warner Brothers Studio 15 will be familiar: serious-faced actors and actresses quietly rehearsing their lines; the director of photography huddled with his assistants around two high-definition screens inside a small black tent reviewing the last scenes; extras lounging around the set trying both to stay out of the way and to get noticed; carpenters busily working to construct the set for the next scene; a frazzled first assistant director guzzling...
  • In the Driver's Seat

    05/24/2008 12:43:14 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 2 replies · 117+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/2/08 | Stephen F. Hayes
    I recently asked Rice if she opposed the surge and advocated a pullback of American troops. First of all--look, I have never been in favor of pulling back any--pulling ourselves back from Iraq. Look, I am fundamentally a believer in what we did in Iraq. I believe we did the right thing. I believe we have to win. I believe we are winning. The question that I've had--that I had at the time when we were looking at different options, because what we were doing in Iraq was not working, was if we were going to have more forces, what...
  • Not What They Supposed - The terror connection missed by the Clintonistas

    04/05/2008 8:59:28 AM PDT · by GVnana · 35 replies · 311+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/14/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Not What They Supposed The terror connection missed by the Clintonistas. by Stephen F. Hayes Four months after the start of the Iraq war, two former senior Clinton administration national security officials took to the pages of the New York Times to demand accountability for the Bush administration's claims about Iraq and terrorism. Or, as they put it in their opening sentence, "Iraq's supposed links to terrorists." Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon wrote that the Bush administration's assertions about Iraqi support for terrorism were "suspect" and demanded scrutiny. One sure way to know the truth about Iraq and terrorism, they...
  • Saddam's Dangerous Friends

    03/24/2008 7:48:02 AM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies · 513+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/24/08 | Stephen F. Hayes
    This ought to be big news. Throughout the early and mid-1990s, Saddam Hussein actively supported an influential terrorist group headed by the man who is now al Qaeda's second-in-command, according to an exhaustive study issued last week by the Pentagon. "Saddam supported groups that either associated directly with al Qaeda (such as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, led at one time by bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri) or that generally shared al Qaeda's stated goals and objectives." According to the Pentagon study, Egyptian Islamic Jihad was one of many jihadist groups that Iraq's former dictator funded, trained, equipped, and armed.
  • Saddam's Dangerous Friends [Iraq links to terrorism]

    03/19/2008 4:12:54 PM PDT · by BamaFan · 14 replies · 1,074+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 18 Mar | Stephen F. Hayes
    Saddam's Dangerous Friends What a Pentagon review of 600,000 Iraqi documents tells us. By Stephen F. Hayes This ought to be big news. Throughout the early and mid-1990s, Saddam Hussein actively supported an influential terrorist group headed by the man who is now al Qaeda's second-in-command, according to an exhaustive study issued last week by the Pentagon. "Saddam supported groups that either associated directly with al Qaeda (such as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, led at one time by bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri) or that generally shared al Qaeda's stated goals and objectives." According to the Pentagon study, Egyptian Islamic...
  • Saddam's Dangerous Friends

    03/15/2008 6:18:02 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 61 replies · 1,289+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-24-2008 | Stephen Hayes
    This ought to be big news. Throughout the early and mid-1990s, Saddam Hussein actively supported an influential terrorist group headed by the man who is now al Qaeda's second-in-command, according to an exhaustive study issued last week by the Pentagon. "Saddam supported groups that either associated directly with al Qaeda (such as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, led at one time by bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri) or that generally shared al Qaeda's stated goals and objectives." According to the Pentagon study, Egyptian Islamic Jihad was one of many jihadist groups that Iraq's former dictator funded, trained, equipped, and armed.
  • Looking Presidential With the nomination wrapped up, McCain plots his campaign

    03/09/2008 8:28:10 AM PDT · by OnRiver · 20 replies · 542+ views
    Weekly Standard, ^ | 03/09/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    McCain will begin a cross-country tour emphasizing his life story. His advisers believe that while most Americans have a vague sense that McCain served his country in the military and in political life, they don't actually know his story. This trip--the "Service to America" tour--is intended to fill out that narrative.
  • Obama and the Power of Words

    02/26/2008 10:11:22 PM PST · by ThePythonicCow · 109 replies · 1,659+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 26, 2008 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    ... One Reagan adviser had predicted such a win shortly after Reagan had become the de facto nominee the previous spring. In a memo about the coming general election contest with Jimmy Carter, Richard Whalen wrote Reagan's "secret weapon" was that "Democrats fail to take him very seriously." Are Republicans making the same mistake with Barack Obama? ... In just the past week, conservative commentators have accused Mr. Obama of speaking in "Sesame Street platitudes," of giving speeches that are "almost content free," of "saying nothing." He has been likened to Chance the Gardner, the clueless mope in Jerzy Koscinski's...
  • The War Over the War McCain and Romney face off over Iraq.

    01/28/2008 4:40:33 PM PST · by Leisler · 25 replies · 63+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/28/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Tampa, Florida FOR TWO DAYS, John McCain and Mitt Romney have traded accusations on what was, until recently, the most important issue in the Republican presidential primary: Iraq. And while Romney attempted Sunday to diffuse the growing dispute, McCain escalated his criticism. Talking to a handful of reporters on his campaign bus, McCain said that Romney had used "code words" to call for withdrawal from Iraq. "At the time [of Romney's remarks] it was whether we were going to stay or go. And that's what it was all about. 'Timetables' was the buzzword and everybody knows it . . ....
  • Hayes: Romney vs. Romney

    01/05/2008 8:12:06 PM PST · by ejdrapes · 22 replies · 151+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 5, 2008 | By Stephen F. Hayes
    Hayes: Romney vs. Romney January 5, 2008 * By Stephen F. Hayes Nashua, NH Is there a difference between an "arrogant bunker mentality" in diplomacy and an "our way or the highway" attitude in foreign policy? Mitt Romney thinks so. In late December, two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Mike Huckabee accused the Bush administration of having an "arrogant bunker mentality" in an article published in Foreign Affairs. He wrote: "American foreign policy needs to change its tone and attitude, open up, and reach out. The Bush administration's arrogant bunker mentality has been counterproductive at home and abroad." Romney demanded...