Keyword: strategery

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  • Ex-CIA director: Trump knows what he's doing with Putin

    09/25/2016 7:01:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 25, 2916 | Jason Kurtz
    Donald Trump's strategic approach to confronting Russia under President Vladimir Putin is more complex and nuanced than the Republican nominee's campaign trail rhetoric often indicates, his new senior adviser, former CIA Director James Woolsey, said Tuesday. "I think what Mr. Trump does is much more important than what he says," Woolsey said. "You don't succeed at something like this based just on language. Language is a tool. I don't think it is an absolute."
  • McConnell votes 'NO' to defunding Planned Parenthood!!!

    08/03/2015 3:02:17 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 231 replies
    August 03, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    The vote to DEFUND Planned Parenthood FAILS in the Senate!
  • Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State

    08/28/2014 2:03:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | Updated: 4:53 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    <p>President Obama said Thursday he doesn’t have a strategy yet for defeating Islamist militants in Syria.</p> <p>“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” Mr. Obama said in a news conference at the White House. “We don’t have a strategy yet. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.”</p>
  • Romney Urges Ohioans to Vote Early as Mittmentum... (R&R AD BUY IN PHILADELPHIA)

    10/30/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/30/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    If Romney's buying advertising in Philadelphia, it means it's in play. It means that it's in play. And, of course, "Bite Me" is in Pennsylvania. Minnesota is, I think, a three-point state right now. So Romney is buying advertising time in Philadelphia. It's as blue as Los Angeles is. Maybe bluer in ethnic ways, but regardless, they got the money to spend, and that tells me that there's a chance, and they also, I think, it may be a little bit of a rope-a-dope, spend some money in Philadelphia, make Obama spend some time there as well. Although I don't...
  • Gingrich: Winning Michigan Remains a Feasible Goal

    02/16/2012 4:19:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 16, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Presidential candidate NewtGingrich says even though rivals RickSantorum and Mitt Romney are currently leading the pack in the important primary state of Michigan — which is also Romney’s home state — the former House speaker has not given up on his chances. Gingrich, who has dumbfounded political pundits before with his repeated surges, also told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Wednesday that he continues to confidently look to Super Tuesday. “I’ll be in Michigan campaigning next week — we have every reason to believe we’re going to be competing there effectively — and we’re going to have a number of...
  • Palin says her bus tour isn't over

    06/22/2011 2:51:37 PM PDT · by TomServo · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Wednesday knocked down media reports that her nationwide bus tour has come to an end after completing only its first leg. Palin, a potential presidential candidate, sought to put an end to speculation that her "One Nation" tour is over. The talk was sparked by a RealClearPolitics report said that it's going on hiatus. Other news organizations reported that the tour is coming to an end. "I did? Hmm, glad I have media to let me know my plans.
  • After Race Called, Rove Continues To Rip O'Donnell

    09/14/2010 8:02:54 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 186 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "This is probably one of the few times we're going to disagree here." -- Sean Hannity to Karl Rove regarding Christine O'Donnell. I'll say. Even after Fox News called the Delaware GOP senatorial primary for Christine O'Donnell tonight, Karl Rove continued to rip the winner, questioning everything from O'Donnell's "rectitude" to her "character." Concluded the pessimistic Rove: "this is not a race we're going to be able to win." Sean defended O'Donnell staunchly, but was met with a litany of Roveian criticism of Christine, including these comments: View video here.
  • Advice on political business venture (vanity)

    09/02/2010 7:57:35 AM PDT · by Hardraade · 3 replies
    Hardraade | Sept. 2, 2010 | Hardraade
    Calling all freepers with experience in venture business or manufacturing. We have a very neat product idea which I'm pretty sure can be a hot item for the Teaparties, the election, and beyond. Actually, the idea is Mesta's, I'm just pushing here. It can probably be brand-named (we have a name), and be famous straight off first availability. Advice eagerly sought :). If you're interested in details, please freepmail Mestamachine or myself.
  • Vanity: A Modest Proposal

    03/26/2010 3:15:05 PM PDT · by Thom Pain · 10 replies · 210+ views
    I propose that the GOP Congress push for IMMEDIATE adoption of Obamacare! The Dims have structured the plan so that the catastrophe will not become apparent to the 0bamabots until after his 2012 re-election. If we demand immediate implementation the Dims won't be able to hide. They won't be able to delay while "... 127 people per day die" and they won't be able to explain how we must continue to wait "...after 100 years of struggle..." to create this "benefit". I also propose a phased implementation of 20% of states per year so as not to "overwhelm" the bureaucracy....
  • GOP finds loophole in reconciliation ploy [Death of a thousand amendments to ObamaCare]

    02/03/2010 9:11:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 86 replies · 5,837+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/3/10 | Alexander Bolton
    As it turns out, Senate Democrats may not be able to force healthcare legislation through the chamber on a simple majority vote. Republicans say they have found a loophole in the budget reconciliation process that could allow them to offer an indefinite number of amendments. Though it has never been done, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) says he’s prepared to test the Senate’s stamina to block the Democrats from using the process to expedite changes to the healthcare bill.
  • GOP’s ‘Strategery’ Worked Like A Charm

    01/23/2010 6:31:12 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 18 replies · 1,580+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/23/2010 | Ed Carson
    When Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter bolted to the Democrats last April, it seemed like an epic disaster for Republicans. Yes, he had voted for President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus, triggering such grassroots outrage that the centrist lawmaker defected to avoid a tough primary challenge. But Specter gave the Democrats 60 Senate votes (once Al Franken was seated). With their supermajority they could pass a sweeping health care bill — or anything else — and Republicans were powerless.
  • When Out of Hope, Feign Change [Obama has failed]

    08/29/2009 12:22:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 881+ views
    CATO / Town Hall ^ | 2009-08-17 | Michael F. Cannon
    The Obama administration's offer to drop a Medicare-like health insurance option for Americans under age 65 is neither a surprise nor a comfort, because it does nothing to change the administration's dangerous plan for health reform. Rather, it is a tactic designed to change the debate - one that fits nicely within the administration's broader strategy of deception. On Sunday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that a new government program modeled on Medicare is "not the essential element" of reform, and that the president is open to a government-chartered "co-operative." It was inevitable that the administration would...
  • How an aggressive foreign policy helps America

    07/05/2009 9:11:10 PM PDT · by UberAmericanPatriot1967 · 9 replies · 489+ views
    American Solvent ^ | June 23, 2009 | Zeleke D. Snyder
    In recent times, that is, during June of 2009, President Barack Obama has recoiled at efforts at fighting the oppressors in Iran. He has allowed the political situation in Iran to escalate into the crisis it is today. At the time of this writing, protests in the streets have broken out over the rigged election. The red flags should have been flying in the Commander in Chief’s face already. Iran has been advancing their nuclear weapon program at a dangerously rapid rate, constantly waving the fact at the West. The rest has been very well documented. Political corruption has been...
  • Rove: Palin's resignation lacks clear strategy

    07/05/2009 9:05:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 155 replies · 4,026+ views
    (CNN) — The "architect" of George W. Bush's successful presidential campaigns has questions about Sarah Palin's resignation as governor. "It's a risky strategy," Republican campaign mastermind Karl Rove told "Fox News Sunday." Palin's unexpected announcement Friday that she will step down with 18 months left in her first term has left many in her party "a little perplexed," said Rove, whom Bush dubbed "The Architect" for managing his two victorious campaigns in 2000 and 2004.
  • RNC's Steele: Confronting Limbaugh Was 'All Strategic'

    03/26/2009 11:44:42 AM PDT · by prismsinc · 67 replies · 1,888+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 03-26-09 | David A. Patten
    To hear GOP Chairman Michael Steele tell it, his recent donnybrook with radio host Rush Limbaugh - and his subsequent apology - were all part of a grand "strategic" plan. "I'm a cause-and-effect kind of guy," Steele told CNN’s Don Lemon on Wednesday. "So if I do something, there's a reason for it... Even it may look like a mistake, a gaffe. There is a rationale, there is a logic behind it," he said.
  • Bushisms over the years

    01/06/2009 10:49:18 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 14 replies · 652+ views ^ | Jan 3, 11:06 am ET
    President George W. Bush will leave behind a legacy of Bushisms, the label stamped on the commander in chief's original speaking style. Some of the president's more notable malaprops and mangled statements: ___ • "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." — September 2000, explaining his energy policies at an event in Michigan. • "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" — January 2000, during a campaign event in South Carolina. • "They misunderestimated the compassion of our country. I think they misunderestimated the will and determination of the commander in chief, too." — Sept....
  • A repudiation, but of what? [Big Government "conservatism"]

    11/10/2008 7:00:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 388+ views
    Tuesday’s massive Democratic landslide cannot be seen as anything but a repudiation of the Republican Party’s tenure in power. Combined with the equally large Democratic victory in 2006, Republicans have now lost the presidency, more than 50 House seats, and at least a dozen seats in the Senate in just two years. Pundits on both left and right are saying that this represents a final verdict on the Bush administration’s eight years in office. But, how far beyond the Bush presidency does the voters’ desire for change go? If voters have clearly rejected Republicans, have they also turned against the...
  • McCain's Hispanic strategy failing

    10/20/2008 5:26:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 1,009+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2008-10-20 | Stephan Dinan
    A new Zogby poll of Hispanic voters says Barack Obama is clobbering John McCain, 70-21 percent. That's about half of the 40 percent George Bush won in 2004, and matches the recent low-point for Republicans in 1996, when Bob Dole collected just 21 percent of Hispanics' votes on the way to a drubbing at the hands of Bill Clinton.
  • 2 in GOP Eye Lost House Seat From Pennsylvania

    04/09/2008 2:35:39 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 10 replies · 143+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | April 9, 2008 | Michael Runimkam
    2 in GOP Eye Lost House Seat From Pa. By MICHAEL RUBINKAM DALLAS, Pa. (AP) — If U.S. Rep. Chris Carney feels like he has a target on his back, it's for good reason. Republicans view the freshman Democrat's 2006 election as a fluke — he rolled to victory after his GOP predecessor became embroiled in a sex scandal — and see his House seat as ripe for the taking. Two wealthy businessmen with similar campaign pitches are vying for the April 22 Republican nomination to challenge Carney in November, dipping into their own personal fortunes as they try to...
  • Conservatives in Pennsylvania should register Democrat by Monday Primary Deadline

    03/21/2008 9:27:05 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 57 replies · 990+ views
    Tribune-Democrat ^ | March 21, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    DEADLINE to Register is March 24th in Pennsylvania BY JULIE BENAMATI The Tribune-Democrat As Monday’s deadline fast approaches to sign up to vote in Pennsylvania’s presidential primary, elections offices in Cambria and Somerset counties report a significant increase in Democratic registrations. Political party leaders say the contest between Democratic hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton is bringing new voters to the polls – and causing some to change party affiliation altogether. Cambria County’s election office has seen 955 new voter registrations since October, and 377 voters have changed parties in the past four weeks – about 90 percent of...
  • Is He American Enough? Obama battles a dangerous campaign storyline (Eleanor Clift)

    03/21/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2008 | Eleanor Clift
    Some 50 delegates were reportedly poised to unite behind Barack Obama if he had won by even 1 point in Texas. He lost the popular vote by 100,000 ballots, and now we learn that 100,000 Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton, probably not because of some change in party allegiance but because they thought she would be the easier candidate to beat. This kind of strategic voting often backfires (think Ralph Nader). The Texas crossovers are winners. By helping to prolong the Democratic race, they can claim credit for weakening the eventual nominee, whoever it turns out to be. Obama has...
  • Rush the Vote: Chaos Achieved

    03/11/2008 2:30:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 2,723+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Website ^ | March 11, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here is Bud in Burlington, Indiana. Bud, thanks for waiting, and welcome. CALLER: ... Indiana. Anyway Rush -- RUSH: Wait, what did I say? CALLER: I don't... I couldn't understand, but it was actually communist Bloomington Indiana. So... (silence) Are you still there? RUSH: Yeah, I'm here. CALLER: Anyway, I'd like to really quickly thank you for two things. First off, unlike the so-called moderates who called in yesterday complaining about your recommendation for Republicans voting in Democrat primaries -- RUSH: Yes? CALLER: -- I want to thank you, because I don't know if you're aware of...
  • Did McCain's Win Doom Their November Strategy?

    02/20/2008 10:17:53 AM PST · by jdm · 79 replies · 741+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 20, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    The Washington Post reports that John McCain's unexpected rise from the politically dead has created a big problem for the Democrats. They saw an opportunity to win the presidency by turning the interior West into a blue zone, using the Hispanic vote to overwhelm the GOP in one of its traditional strongholds. McCain has thrown a wrench into those plans, and Barack Obama may also present a problem: For Democrats, 2008 was supposed to be the year of the Mountain West, when three years of relentless Republican attacks on undocumented immigrants would fuel a backlash among Hispanics that would change...
  • Karl Rove Departure Timed To Distract From Karl Rove Departure

    08/13/2007 8:00:22 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 39 replies · 1,443+ views
    pointfiveblog ^ | 8/13/07
    In a move hailed by Bush supporters as a master stroke of political “strategery” and assailed by critics as part of a consistent program of too- conveniently- timed distractions, Karl Rove has turned over the Washington apple cart by hiding news of his departure from the White House, with the stunning announcement of his departure from the White House. “I question the timing,” said Harry Reid. “We’ve seen this time and again with this Administration, whether announcing dramatic so- called ‘terror’ arrests to deflect attention from the Ned Lamont primary victory, flying planes into the World Trade Center to distract...
  • McCain could pull out of race by autumn

    06/25/2007 6:13:43 AM PDT · by gridlock · 125 replies · 2,409+ views
    Presidential hopeful drops campaign staff as Republican consultants predict he'll be gone by September THE former presidential front-runner, John McCain, may drop out of the 2008 race by September if his fundraising dries up and his poll ratings continue to drop, according to Republican insiders. The speculation, vigorously denied by McCain’s camp, is sweeping Republican circles after a disastrous few weeks in which the principled Arizona senator has clashed with the party’s conservative base on immigration and also alienated independent voters by backing President George W Bush’s troop surge in Iraq. (snip) One veteran Republican consultant put the odds of...
  • Hell No, I Ain't Forgettin

    10/20/2006 10:29:56 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 6 replies · 220+ views
    Nuke's news and views ^ | 10-20-06 | nuke gingrich
    The leftist jihaddist media alliance is out in full force to bring home an electoral victory for the dems. It started in earnest with the finger wagger in chief on Fox News Sunday, and continued on to the democrat leak of the NIE to the NYT, to the democrat front group CREW and ABC with the Foley email kerfluffle, to an all-out attack on gay Republicans, a continued assault and attempt to marginalize Christian Republicans, to Poll-driven news stories about the disarray and demoralization of the Republican base, to the CNN broadcast of snipers taking down American soldiers, to the...
  • Q. If We Remove Ahmadinajad, Do We Still Need to Nation-Build?

    09/21/2006 1:40:22 PM PDT · by kenavi · 41 replies · 473+ views
    Self | 9/21/06 | kenavi
    I would like to poll Freepers their opinion to this question. We have our hands full in Iraq, keeping warring factions apart. Our biggest fear is that if we leave too soon, Iran takes over. What if we made our next priority getting rid of Ach-the-Mad's regime? How do you think this would change the dynamics for us to need to keep troops on the ground in the Middle East, as well as other consequences?
  • Secret memo from Rove to Bolten

    06/07/2006 11:06:27 AM PDT · by howardl · 25 replies · 1,068+ views
    secret source | June 7, 2006 | Karl Rove
    !!EYES ONLY!! June 7, 2006 TO: Josh Bolten FROM: Karl Rove RE: Summer Event Coordination As you will recall from our discussion in April, we have certain “controllable events” that can be scheduled throughout the summer leading up to the election in November. In April, I expressed my preference for “backloading” – pushing these announcements into the fall and late summer. But I strongly agreed with your observation that we need to be ready to act sooner if it appears that the downward cycle of opinion is threatening to turn into a tailspin. My reading of the situation is that...
  • Strategery - webcast w/Bill Sammon

    04/03/2006 4:57:07 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 3 replies · 199+ views
    RNC ^ | RNC
    Well, here's the link again for those who missed it above.The little chat is about 11 minutes and it's a nice bit of relaxing, uplifting, republican chit chat.
  • Bush Shows Strategy for Keeping Hill Majorities.

    03/26/2006 1:51:08 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 215 replies · 2,859+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 25, 2006 | Jim VandeHei
    President Bush on Friday provided a preview of his two-front strategy for protecting the Republican congressional majority in an ominous political climate: hammer Democrats on national security and the economy, and raise millions of dollars for embattled GOP candidates such as Rep. Michael E. Sodrel (Ind.). A Democratic majority in the House or the Senate would be likely to launch hearings and investigations into the war and other issues, and would be positioned to stop the Bush agenda in the remaining two years of the Bush presidency. "The Democrats' plan for 2006? Take the House and Senate, and impeach the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-20-06 ("A strategic need to temporarily quiet the 'impeachment' chorus...")

    03/20/2006 6:03:48 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 103 replies · 1,564+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 20, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    There is a great line in the movie, The Madness of King George. It comes when King George III of England, who is has been confined for madness finds out that his son, whom he hates, is about to usurp his power from him. In order to prevent that from happening, King George must appear before Parliament in order to assure them of his sanity by SEEMING normal. When the crazed King George sort of pulls himself together (temporarily) just before making his Parliamentary appearance, he explains how he was able to manage it by saying, "I have remembered...
  • (Vanity)"Strategery" by Bill Sammon recognizes FreeRepublic and Freepers

    03/18/2006 6:36:55 PM PST · by Danae · 49 replies · 2,269+ views
    2006 | Bill Sammon
    Kudos again to FR, Buckhead, Howlin, Texasforever, NYCVirago, and of course Jim for having this site to begin with. "Chapter 9 "We're Toast" pg 143 - 145 directly credits Freepers above with uncovering the "missing Documents" out of President Bush's National Guard Service that were distinctly unflattering to the President, and also flat forgeries. I am reading the book at the moment, and I wanted to pause and give credit where credit is due. I thank all those who helped bring to light these roaches that considered themselves so important as to try to influence a Presidential Election. I thank...
  • Strategery & FreeRepublic (Semi-Vanity)

    03/02/2006 8:01:42 AM PST · by Valin · 32 replies · 1,038+ views
    Just a note to let you know Bill Sammons new book "Strategery: How George W. Bush Is Defeating Terrorists, Outwitting Democrats, and Confounding the Mainstream Media" makes mention of a certain evil/wicked/extremist rightwing site. Dealing with how these terrible people exposed Dan Rather (Remember him? He used to be somebody.) use of fraudulent memos.
  • U.S., Italy Strategic Partners in Spread of Democracy, Bush Says

    02/28/2006 4:47:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 263+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2006 – The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Italy is an important component in helping spread democracy and peace, President Bush said here today after a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. "We discussed Iraq and the need for strong allies to continue to support the democracy movement there," Bush said at the White House. "This strategic relationship is important for both our peoples and it's important to help lay the foundations for peace." Berlusconi echoed Bush's sentiment about the importance of spreading the democratic values that both countries share. "It is only through democracy...

    02/28/2006 6:31:02 AM PST · by Geronimo · 167 replies · 4,821+ views
    drudgereport/strategery ^ | 2/28/2006 | drudge
    <p>President Bush, for the first time, is hailing the rise of the alternative media and the decline of the mainstream media, which he now says “conspired” to harm him with forged documents.</p> <p>“I find it interesting that the old way of gathering the news is slowly but surely losing market share,” Bush said in an exclusive interview for the new book STRATEGERY. “It’s interesting to watch these media conglomerates try to deal with the realities of a new kind of world.”</p>

    02/27/2006 3:16:50 PM PST · by lauriehelds · 69 replies · 2,408+ views
    <p>That's all he has on his site. No link yet.</p>
  • DeLay says Bush making mistake on port sale

    02/22/2006 6:05:32 PM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 73 replies · 1,752+ views
    AP via star-telegram ^ | Feb. 22, 2006 | AP
    U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay said Wednesday that President Bush is making a big mistake backing a sale of shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates. The former Republican majority leader said the administration's approval of the deal is "pretty outrageous." DeLay made the remarks during a campaign event with Houston real estate executives. Separately, U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, said he is concerned about Texas ports where military cargo is handled by London-based Peninsular and Oriental, the company to be purchased by the UAE's Dubai Ports World. Poe said ports in...
  • Port Story Swerves, Turns Into Tsunami

    02/22/2006 7:24:01 AM PST · by Valin · 41 replies · 1,052+ views
    Rush Limbaugh. com ^ | 2/21/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What we have here is a tsunami. We've got tsunami of coverage on this port deal that is disabling any reasonable debate about this, and I know it doesn't help this idiot Jimmy Carter has just come out for this port deal. I mean, if Bush really wanted this, Jimmy Carter has just screwed it. Jimmy Carter's just blown this deal sky high by coming out and endorsing it. (Laughing.) This guy is the biggest... We have some Carter sound bites from CNN yesterday. I'm going to tell you what happened to Jimmy Carter. Everybody wants to...
  • Not So Fast On the UAE Port Deal...Check This Out...

    02/21/2006 11:10:13 PM PST · by antaresequity · 254 replies · 5,054+ views
    multiple links on UAE-Iran-USA | 02.21.06 | Me...composite sources
    There is Obviously way more to the UAE story than just the managment of port operations...I implore all freepers to dig a little deeper...Credit to Diddle E Squat for getting me to think and dig a little deeper...Take a look at the map and the links and snippets...then lets get back to a constructive discussion regarding the UAE as an ally or foe in the war on terrorism....and more importantly...a strategic ally in the coming war against Iran... Foreign Affairs The UAE and Iran continue to dispute the ownership of three islands, Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunb...
  • Who Runs Dubai? Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum (my title).

    02/21/2006 8:18:33 PM PST · by CobaltBlue · 22 replies · 1,882+ views
    On January 4th 2006, Sheikh Mohammed became the Ruler of Dubai following the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This is his website!
  • Current administration seems to relish media's anger

    02/19/2006 4:55:16 PM PST · by chiller · 109 replies · 2,389+ views ^ | 2/16/06 | Steven Thomma
    To many on the outside, it looked like a mistake when Vice President Dick Cheney failed to notify the White House press corps first of his shooting accident. But in the White House, it reflected a strategy of marginalizing the press. More than ever, the Bush White House ignores traditional news media and presents its message through friendly alternatives, such as talk-show hosts Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. And when a reporter appears belligerent in a televised confrontation with the White House spokesman, as NBC's David Gregory did this week, the imagery helps the administration turn the story into one...

    02/19/2006 3:21:13 PM PST · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 9 replies · 363+ views
    Email | Email
    The Plan Okay, here's the plan: Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies. In three generations, there will be No Democrats!!! I love it when a plan comes together.
  • Strategy: How Bush Keeps Surprising

    11/19/2001 11:02:48 PM PST · by camrad · 81 replies · 516+ views ^ | 11/18/2001 | Andrew Sullivan
    Simply put: the success of this war so far is incompatible with the image of the president so beloved of the press corps in America and Britain. Let's take the now teetering cliches one by one. First, the notion that Bush is a unilateralist cowboy; that he shoots from the hip and knows nothing about diplomacy. Everything since September 11 shows the contrary. There was no sudden lashing out. There was an elaborate attempt to build a coalition. There was a slow and steady build-up of forces, and a carefully orchestrated rhetorical message for domestic and foreign consumption. The critical ...
  • Bush State of Union part of election-year strategy

    01/29/2006 5:14:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 678+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/29/06 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's State of the Union speech will stress his optimistic vision for Iraq and the U.S. economy in a strategy aimed at giving Republicans a potential road map to victory in November and boosting his own weakened standing. Sweeping proposals along the lines of his big Social Security revamp -- which fizzled after its high-profile roll-out a year ago -- were not expected in the annual speech on Tuesday night before millions watching on television. Bush goes into the speech burdened by a stubbornly low job approval rating of about 43 percent, reflecting disapproval...
  • The Democrats' bubble [W Always Beats Them Like A Dirty Rug Alert]

    01/03/2006 6:11:28 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 5 replies · 925+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Jan. 3, 2006 | Tod Lindberg
    Oh dear, it happened again: By late fall, Democrats had talked themselves into the proposition that the Bush administration was, for all practical purposes, over and done with. A few scant weeks later, in fact just in time for Christmas, Mr. Bush was back, with a respectable and rising job-approval rating and momentum in the news cycle. By now, this phenomenon has repeated itself sufficiently to warrant a generic analysis. So, here goes. Consider late summer 2003 (on the eve of Mr. Bush's pressing the case for the Iraq war), spring 2004 (with the emergence of the Democratic presidential nominee),...
  • Bush Says, Bring It On; the Critics Will

    01/03/2006 1:19:23 PM PST · by ncountylee · 55 replies · 1,968+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Jan. 03, 2006 | KAREN TUMULTY, MIKE ALLEN
    Up until a couple of weeks ago, George W. Bush's script to put the misery of 2005 behind him had seemed destined for a smooth rollout. Buoyed by the apparent success of the Iraqi elections, the President would score a quick confirmation victory with Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, follow it up with a soaring State of the Union address and then return to full campaign mode with a sweep around the country, talking about big issues like immigration and Medicare and throwing the spotlight on a resurgent economy. But the revelation that his Administration has been spying in this...
  • Walker`s World: A 4x4 coalition emerging? (US-UK-Japan-India)

    12/04/2005 10:10:26 AM PST · by Gengis Khan · 65 replies · 1,585+ views
    M&C news ^ | Dec 4, 2005, 16:20 GMT | Martin Walker
    WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- The Bush administration is quietly seeking to build with Britain, Japan and India a globe-spanning coalition system that can contain China, claims a leading neo-conservative thinker. 'Over the past six months, the Bush administration has upgraded its budding strategic partnerships with India and Japan. Along with the steady special relationship with Great Britain, what is beginning to emerge is a global coalition system -- it is too soon to call it a true alliance -- for the post-Cold War world,' argues Thomas Donnelly, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. In a new essay...
  • The Big Four Alliance (The New Bush Strategy)

    12/04/2005 12:34:48 PM PST · by Gengis Khan · 39 replies · 1,308+ views
    AEI ^ | Friday, December 2, 2005 | Thomas Donnelly
    The Big Four Alliance The New Bush Strategy By Thomas Donnelly Posted: Friday, December 2, 2005 NATIONAL SECURITY OUTLOOK AEI Online   Publication Date: December 2, 2005   December 2005Over the past six months, the Bush administration has upgraded its budding “strategic partnerships” with India and Japan. Along with the steady "special relationship” with Great Britain, what is beginning to emerge is a global coalition system--it is too soon to call it a true alliance--for the post-Cold War world. Much work remains to be done to translate the expressions of similar political interests and values into usable military strength. Still,...
  • An Outline of Bush's War Strategy

    11/25/2005 6:57:18 PM PST · by hubbubhubbub · 12 replies · 697+ views
    Financial Sense Online ^ | 25 November 2005 | J. R. Nyquist
    On Oct. 6 President Bush described his war strategy in a speech before the National Endowment for Democracy. Bush began by stating what he sees as the essence of bin Laden’s strategy. “They hit us, and expect us to run,” the president explained. “They want us to repeat the sad history of Beirut in 1983, and Mogadishu in 1993 – only this time on a larger scale, with greater consequences.” Al Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center signified the following demand: Leave the Middle East or worse things will happen. Those who understand the psychology of conflict know that...
  • Ann Coulter's interview (audio link) from the Mike Rosen show - 10/04/05 (Harriet Miers)

    10/05/2005 6:22:47 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 67 replies · 3,102+ views
    850am KOA website ^ | October 5th, 2005 | Audio from Mike Rosen show
    You can listen to the guest appearance of Ann Coulter on the Mike Rosen show from yesterday (Tues. Oct. 4th) for yourself: (Windows media player, 27+ minutes running time) While I like President Bush and think he's done a good overall job so far this nomination of Harriet Miers, signing the overspending bills being passed by Congress and missing in action on the illegal immigration issue are examples where he gets very poor marks in my book.