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  • What's Obama's strategy?

    08/30/2014 6:53:38 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Sun News ^ | 8-29-2014 | Ezra Levant
    What's Obama's strategy? August 29, 2014 20:32 The US Commander in Chief doesn't have a strategy to deal with ISIS in Syria.
  • Shhh, Mr. President: When world already thinks you’re weak, saying as much on live TV is a mistake

    08/30/2014 6:22:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    SHHH, MR. PRESIDENT Because I have been on an extended road trip, I haven’t followed the news as closely as I might “They don’t call it a multi-state killing spree for nothing” — The Couch). But from the broad brushstrokes I take it that the president is just crushing it. Everything is falling into place. He had to send Joe Biden off to Office Depot to get more notepads because he’s checking off everything on his to-do lists so quickly. (Biden came back with a ten-gallon jug of Elmer’s glue, some pink-unicorn duct tape, and an office chair he won’t...
  • Joe Scarborough: Obama no strategy against ISIS is a tactic straight out of “The Art of War”

    08/29/2014 2:02:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Ace, who notes that this is part of a broader “Morning Joe” narrative lately that imagines Obama as some sort of warrior-poet whose endless golfing and fundraising demonstrates imperturbable resolve in the face of terror. Same with the “we don’t have a strategy” line at yesterday’s press conference. Maybe that was just a Clausewitzian ploy contrived to get ISIS to lower its guard before O rolls out his devastating, multi-point plan to tighten the noose. It’s possible.Also possible: This guy really doesn’t have a strategy. His remarks came after days of heated debate inside the top levels of...
  • America has no strategy, but ISIS does: Biological terrorism

    08/29/2014 6:42:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The nature of the threat the Islamic State poses to the West is a subject of much debate. Some indicate that the group is planning to execute attacks in the West at its nearest opportunity, while others say that the organization has designs only on capturing and holding territory in its neighborhood – and that’s a range of confused opinions coming from former and current administration officials. While there is a robust debate over whether ISIS is planning to execute terrorist attacks against Western targets, there should be no debate that the origination is actively seeking the capability to...
  • State Dept: We’ve Been ‘Looking At’ a Long-Term Strategy Against ISIL For a Year

    08/13/2014 6:45:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/13/14 | Staff
    The State Department claimed Wednesday that they have been “looking at” developing a long-term strategy to fight ISIL in both Iraq and Syria for a year. The United States has stressed repeatedly that its current limited missions in Iraq against ISIL are not long-term solutions. “We are looking long-term at how we fight ISIL,” said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. Asked by a reporter to clarify, Harf said, “We’ve been looking at that for quite some time. That’s not new.” “We’ve been looking at that for months and months, even before the latest offenses that started in June against Mosul...
  • Take Lessons From America’s Great Generals in Fighting Obama Lawlessness

    07/03/2014 1:24:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Bob Barr
    U.S. Generals Douglas MacArthur and George Patton were two of the most brilliant military minds in the history of modern warfare. Under their commands, American forces in Europe and the Far East decimated hundreds of thousands of enemy soldiers, making way for freedom in countries previously ruled by evil tyrants, and preserving our way of life at the same time. An essential element of their strategic approach to warfare was the knowledge that when an enemy is attacking on more than one front, you cannot rely on a single weapon or plan of attack; you must fight with as...
  • "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat

    04/15/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 13, 2014 | Katherine Trendacosta
    "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat This video might just contain all the answers to life. Three cats are given a single piece of meat, and while two cats play tug of war, the third just starts gnawing at the center. That's some impressive problem solving. The two bigger cats are stuck in a live re-enactment of Newton's Third Law, while the third tries to get in on the action. Props to the smallest cat for eventually realizing that it's better to just eat what it can rather than try to beat the others...
  • To Capture Senate, GOP Needs Southern "Home Cooking" with Baked Alaska for Dessert

    04/10/2014 7:41:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Matt Towery
    n recent years, the Republican Party has increasingly been described as a shrinking entity dominated by angry white males and southerners. But the problem for the Democrats is that Southern states will likely determine control of the U.S. Senate in this year's elections. Four of the seven seats listed as Senate "tossups" by the polling gurus at RealClearPolitics are in the South -- North Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky and Arkansas. Republican wins in these four states would deliver the magic number required for the GOP to take majority control of the Senate. In North Carolina, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is currently...
  • White House's Senate strategy: Keep Obama away

    02/11/2014 2:13:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE, MANU RAJU, KATIE GLUECK
    The White House and Senate Democrats are preparing an extensive midterm campaign strategy built around one unavoidable fact: Hardly any candidates in the most competitive states want President Barack Obama anywhere near them. POLITICO spoke with nearly every incumbent up for reelection and aspiring Democratic Senate candidates across the country, but only a handful gave an unequivocal “yes” when asked whether they wanted Obama to come campaign with them. “I don’t care to have him campaign for me,” said Alaska Sen. Mark Begich. “I’d rather him come up to see where his policies aren’t working. He’s wrong on ANWR, we’ve...
  • For Rush Limbaugh, the Muzzle Is In Place

    01/12/2014 8:41:19 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 162 replies
    01/12/2014 | DoughtyOne
    A Commentary by DoughtyOne based on an article appearing in the Los Angeles Times. For quite some time we have been aware of efforts to reduce the impact of Rush Limbaugh on the psyche of the American Public.  It was rumored that an effort was underway to remove Rush from many stations so that local programming could take center stage  As of the first of the years, it has quietly taken place.  Clear channel has moved Rush off superstations across this nation, placing him on third rate stations. Why is this a big deal, you may ask.  Well lets use...
  • Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican

    01/07/2014 2:12:21 AM PST · by MAKnight · 21 replies
    Redstate ^ | 01/06/2014 | Martin A. Knight
    NOTE: I started writing this in May. Dan wrote something along these lines in August. Read it. He put it down much better than I ever could.Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican. Somewhere between 93% to 98% of the people who would be covering the race on behalf of the nation’s largest national and regional news media outlets will be supporting your Democrat opponent – whoever she (or he) may be. This lopsided level of support for Democrats in the news media, especially within the Beltway has been consistent for nearly half a century....
  • Vanity: Obamacare is "Substandard Insurance".

    12/01/2013 12:13:11 PM PST · by ziravan · 25 replies
    12-01-13 | ziravan
    I have a question/observation. The deductibles and co-pays combined with restrictive networks make Obamacare one of the WORST groups of insurance products to come out in history. The redistributive elements of the program make it literally a scam for the majority of users. Yet, the Administration is out there touting it as "high-quality" insurance and everything else as "substandard". Why aren't the GOP challenging this? Shouldn't they be out there using the meme that, in fact, Obamacare is Substandard Insurance. 2nd observation: Why is the GOP letting the dems get away with referring to a federal coercion as a "marketplace"...
  • Obamacare, Budgets, and Debt Ceilings

    10/26/2013 5:03:10 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 3 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 10/26/13 | Chris McAllister
    If the current polls are any indication, Obamacare and the debt ceiling are the two issues that Americans are overwhelmingly against. Those are the two issues that Republicans need to make the mid-term elections about and force all of the other issues off the front page. With those two issues serving as the cornerstones, the Republicans may increase their chances of retaking the Senate (while maintaining control of the House) and put Obama in a box for the last two years of his presidency.
  • Rand Paul, McConnell Caught On Hot Mic Talking Shutdown Stratgey (VIDEO)

    10/03/2013 8:09:31 AM PDT · by Dysart · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-3-13
    Short video of Rand Paul stepping in to counsel McConnell on strategy while waiting for live spot.
  • Essential: Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis (9-28-2008)

    09/30/2013 8:45:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9/23/13 | Trevor Loudon
    Five years ago, Jim Simpson informed America of the grand conspiratorial sabotage presenting Barack Obama for the United States Presidency. That is, he presented much more than we already knew, to those who were already awake, aware, alarmed, and looking for more. And we have all continued to tell those who have not been willfully, unrepentantly, and fatally ignorant. This article also introduced to many the very old, Marxist and fascist (some would say Illuminist and Jacobin) strategy of collapsing a nation’s economy through government obligations and debt, recently reprised as the “Cloward-Piven strategy.” Whether reviewing or reading for the...
  • State Department has hired agents with criminal records, memo reveals

    06/13/2013 6:46:32 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/2013 | S.A. MILLER and GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON — The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals. The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to police bad conduct and prosecute wrongdoers. ... “Department intakes of new . . . officers since the hiring surge a decade ago have reportedly been flawed, with ‘mitigation’ of troubling histories including criminal matters,” according to a December 2012 memo...
  • Never Mind Impeachment. Keep your Eyes on the Prize.

    05/21/2013 7:48:56 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 7 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | 05/19/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Conservatives and Republicans would be unwise to pursue President Obama's impeachment as my colleague Bruce Walker today argues. The odds are the effort would backfire, and there is a much more important goal that should be at the center of our political strategy: sweeping Democrats out of office in 2014 and 2016 in numbers sufficient to enact structural reforms, including replacement of the tax system and junking the IRS and outlawing public employee unions. President Obama is handing his opponents the means, if only they have the wit to pursue the bigger goal. ..... Somewhere along the line, Hillary and...
  • Planning and Preparing (for a chaotic future)

    04/02/2013 6:13:58 AM PDT · by crusher · 4 replies
    The Alpha Strategy | 1980/today | John Pugsley/crusher
    In recent conversations about girding for the uncertain future I have often suggested that folks accrue the means of productivity, beginning with water, dirt, and seeds to grow food, followed by skills, tools, and raw materials to fix and create useful things. I am not certain if I have mentioned a helpful reference in this matter but it does reflect the course I am following. Thirty years ago I discovered the book "The Alpha Strategy" (available in its entirety at several web sites including http://zombieprepdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/book2-preface.pdf) and have found it to be instrumental in forming my thoughts. Pete Ferron featured it...
  • In Memoriam: William Van Cleave, 77

    03/27/2013 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 2 replies
    USC Dornsife College of Arts, Letters & Sciences ^ | March 21, 2013 | Pamela J. Johnson
    In Memoriam: William Van Cleave, 77 by Pamela J. Johnson The former professor of international relations in USC Dornsife is remembered as a Cold War expert with a warm heart. William Van Cleave, former senior adviser to President Ronald Reagan, the United States Department of Defense, Department of State, and former professor of international relations in USC Dornsife, has died. He was 77. Van Cleave died of natural causes at his Idyllwild, Calif., home on March 15. Professor of international relations and director of the Strategic Studies Program in USC Dornsife from 1967 to 1987, Van Cleave had vast...
  • Presidential Sophistry

    01/17/2013 10:38:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    libertylawsite.org ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Nicholas J. Johnson
    The President has held two news conferences in three days commenting on the coming wave of gun control initiatives. His presentation has been emotional and properly reflects the anguish that we all feel for the victims of gun crime. It also has been a dazzling display of sophistry. I say that because the President is smart. And if he were not smart, I would say that, so far as his gun ban proposals, his comments were a profound display of ignorance. Responding to the run on guns precipitated by the preliminary proposals floated by his team, the President said that...
  • When you do this, Sun-Tzu smiles (strategy and tactics)

    12/20/2012 6:01:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    In a minute, we'll give you four concrete steps you can take to preserve your guns and your gun rights -- and not coincidentally, make Sun-Tzu, the greatest of ancient strategists, smile. But first, an assessment of the position. We're under attack, but it's not unprecedented. It's just the usual suspects, taking delight in a crisis they won't let go to waste, frolicking in the bloody shirt. If you're young you haven't seen this before. If you're older, you saw it in the mid-nineties. A little older, you saw the 80s hysteria that led to the Hughes Amendment and the...
  • Why It’s Not Quite 1994

    12/18/2012 3:34:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 18 December, 2012 | Sebastian
    Some folks have said it’s like 1994 all over again. I disagree. There are many factors that are different. Some play in our favor, and some don’t. But the ones that do: * We have better access to the media than we did in 1994, such as this Dave Kopel article in the Wall Street Journal illustrates. * Back in 1994, the standard competition rifles were the M1A, the M1 Garand and M1 Carbine. If people owned a semi-auto, it was probably more likely to be a Mini-14 than an AR or AK. Today those have largely been replaced by...
  • The Deconstructed Presidency has been. Deal with it.

    12/03/2012 1:40:55 PM PST · by Kenny Bunk · 40 replies
    Kenny Bunk ^ | 12/03/2012 | Kenny Bunk
    The key to understanding Barack Hussein Obama is that he does nothing. This proposition is at the heart of a grave misapprehension of this Presidency. An American might be forgiven for feeling that a contribution to the common good is based on performance; productivity, some meaningful place in a functioning enterprise that fulfills one and contributes to the furtherance of some cause, or to one’s family and thus to God. What we cannot be forgiven for is continually attempting to apply this now remarkable cultural artifact; this mindset, to this Presidency. For example, the airwaves resonate as the right-wing talkers...
  • NET CALL UPDATED

    11/10/2012 6:36:08 PM PST · by military cop · 22 replies
    Blood, Sweat, Tears | 11/9/2012 | Military Cop
    This post is written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme...
  • Dems' winning strategy: Early voting + bribes = Obama victory (vanity)

    11/08/2012 10:53:59 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 23 replies
    an illegal 100 watt lightbulb popping on in my head | November 8, 2012 | me
    Here is the full equation: early voting + bribes* + Dems busing their bribees to vote early Obama victory * bribes = (1) Obama's unconstitutional gift to 800,000 illegal immigrants last June (2) beer & pizza parties on college campuses + rides to the polls (3) the usual Dem GOTV "walking around money" that gets spread around in urban areas every election
  • Rove: Strategies for the Stretch Run to Nov. 6 (Thinks Zero's goose is cooked)

    10/25/2012 3:19:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 25, 2012 | Karl Rove
    This year's presidential election was transformed between the first debate's opening statements in Denver and the closing statements in Boca Raton. As a result, most of the negative impressions created by the Obama campaign's five-month, $300-million television advertising barrage were destroyed. Seen unfiltered, Gov. Mitt Romney came across as an earnest, straightforward, thoughtful conservative with a concrete plan for the nation's future. [Snip] So what are each candidate's strategies for the stretch run? New television spots reveal the Romney campaign's closing message. One says another four years for Mr. Obama would mean more debt, up to 20 million people losing...
  • Election Day Tactics Used By Hugo Chavez To Win (Beware: Obamanists Could Replicate in USA)

    10/11/2012 12:52:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies
    El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela (from original Spanish) ^ | 11 October 2012 | Runrunes (anti-Hugo Chavez Blogger)
    Granted it is rough English to understand, as it is machine translation from the mainstream, non-Chavez "El Universal" newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela today, but it gives the street level tactics the Socialist Community Organizers used in Venezuela to eek out a victory for Communist Hugo Chavez earlier this week. It is provided below in its entirety, with the link to the original Spanish.Of specific interest will be the tactical description of the "double wave" Chavez PSUV strategy on Election Day in polling zones they identified as somewhat sympathetic to the anti-Chavez democratic forces. Pay close attention because these tactics...
  • Hezbollah: 'This is How We'll Conquer the Galil'

    10/01/2012 12:57:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/12
    A website used by the terrorist organization Hezbollah mapped out today, using a slideshow, their 'stretegy' to conquer the Galil, the Northern region of Israel. Among the plans - targeted attacks of the port in Haifa, tourist destinations, large army bases in the North, air force bases and....
  • Romney! Get on the stick!

    06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT · by tsomer · 29 replies
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 6/30/12 | tsomer
    Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
  • Obama’s Emerging Strategy – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    06/20/2012 8:40:08 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 6/20/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama’s game plan is becoming clear…and what we must do to counter it. Tune in!
  • Wisconsin's place on the electoral map: GOP's top blue-state target?

    04/16/2012 10:44:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-16-12 | Craig Gilbert
    Wisconsin is one of nine swing states that will determine the 2012 presidential race, according to this analysis of the electoral map by the Washington Post’s political blog, “The Fix.” The others are Ohio and Iowa in the Midwest; New Hampshire in the Northeast; Virginia, North Carolina and Florida further down the Atlantic Coast, and Colorado and Nevada in the West. Wisconsin is the only state on this list that Democrats have won in each of the past three elections (in fact Democrats have won the state in six straight elections). Of the nine states on this list, it’s also...
  • 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...
  • How Barack Obama Created an Election-Winning Issue (Vanity)

    02/15/2012 12:52:03 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 162 replies
    Free Republic | Feb 15, 2012 | By Lazamataz
    On January 7th, at the Republican debate, George Stephanopoulos embarked on a sudden, unexpected, and bizarre series of questions about contraception and birth control. Most of the political pundits who watched this, were somewhat puzzled at the virtual harangue that Stephanopoulos went on, asking candidate after candidate to pin down their views -- even though birth control issues were decidedly not in the forefront. Then, President Obama and his brain trust picked a fight with the Catholic Church, demanding that they fund birth control and abortion services. When the Church rose up in anger, they compromised -- they only needed...
  • Gingrich: busy first day in Oval office if elected.

    02/10/2012 9:47:08 PM PST · by true believer forever · 57 replies
    AFP Google Hosted News ^ | February 10, 2012 | AFP
    Before an approving crowd of thousands at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the former House speaker laid out a cluttered schedule that would repudiate "at least 40 percent of (President Barack Obama's) government on the opening day." "When the Congress comes in (in early January) it will stay in session and by January 20th, it will have repealed 'Obamacare,'" Gingrich said to a loud roar, referring to the president's landmark legislation that has helped provide coverage for tens of millions of uninsured Americans. Also going under the axe would be the Dodd-Frank bill on Wall Street reform and the...
  • "Poor" Romney Can't Win (Video)

    02/03/2012 7:42:24 AM PST · by rbmillerjr · 10 replies
    The Every Day Conservative ^ | February 3, 2012 | RB Miller
    Entire article follows (less graphics) "Poor" Romney Can't Win VIDEO HERE Please watch this video...It is Instructive. This video illustrates the power of the MainStream Media to devastate a person with a deluge of attacks that clearly take out of context, comments by the convicted person. Romney has been convicted. Romney's big win in Florida convict him of being the presumptive nominee. The same MSM is assuming Romney is the winner and they are beginning the transition to attacking the Republican nominee. Republicans know this tune. The melody of love songs for McCain as the "reasonable moderate", has been given...
  • Gingrich's Sunshine State Strategy

    January 29, 2012 Gingrich's Sunshine State strategy Former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum reacts
  • China slams new Asian slant in US defense strategy [Actual Title]

    01/09/2012 3:29:12 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Times of India ^ | January 9, 2012 | The Times of India
    BEIJING: China on Monday slammed the United States' new Asian-focused defense strategy, saying its accusations of a lack of openness in Beijing's military policy were "groundless and untrustworthy.'' The strategy unveiled Thursday shifts the U.S. military focus away from Iraq and Afghanistan and makes a renewed commitment to assert America's position in the Asia-Pacific region. The document says the growth of China's military power must be accompanied by greater clarity in its strategic intentions to avoid causing friction in the region. In response, China said it was committed to peaceful development and a "defensive'' policy. "China's strategic intent is clear,...
  • Obama unveils new strategy for 'leaner' US military ('Re-Tooling' to meet the China threat)

    01/05/2012 9:42:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/5/12 | BBC
    The US military will become "leaner" while maintaining superiority as it switches focus to the Asia-Pacific, US President Barack Obama has announced. In a rare appearance at the Pentagon, he unveiled a far-reaching defence review under which thousands of troops are expected to be axed. He said the tide of war was receding, and the US needed to renew its economic strength. The Pentagon faces more than $450bn (Ł288bn) in cuts over the next decade. "So yes, our military will be leaner," Mr Obama told reporters, "but the world must know - the United States is going to maintain our...
  • Analysis: Obama among the winners in Iowa [Mutt has "flatlined" and Pubs in disarray]

    01/04/2012 2:47:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 4, 2012 | Tim Reid and Sam Youngman
    After a dramatic, confusing night of suspense in the Republican Party's Iowa caucuses, the big winner may well have been a Democrat: Barack Obama. The president's re-election campaign had reason to smile early Wednesday, as Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum battled to a virtual dead heat in the caucuses that kicked off the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, emerges from Iowa with his front-runner status intact, his well-funded campaign ready for a months-long fight. But his razor-thin margin over Santorum - a social conservative who ran a low-budget campaign with little advertising - reinforces...
  • The Real Nature of Politics and Politicians or America’s System Works, But Not the Way You Think!

    12/26/2011 6:17:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Rocky Mountain Gun Owners ^ | After 1994 | Michael I. Rothfeld
    Few of the lectures I give on political technology and campaigning make people as agitated as this one. None is more important. Simply put, politics is not about the common good, appealing to men’s better angels, nor serving our Lord. These may be your motivations. I pray they are mine. Occasionally, they will be a politician’s motivation. Politics is the adjudication of power. It is the process by which people everywhere determine who rules whom. In America, through a brilliant system of rewards and punishments, checks and balances, and diffusion of authority, we have acquired a habit and history of...
  • The GOP Establishment's Primary Strategy Has Led to Ron Paul Creep

    "But because the Republican Party insists on insider moderates or at least gives the impression that's who they support, then it opens the door for all kinds of people to make headway because the Republican primary base is not interested in who the establishment is interested in. It's just that simple. I'll tell you something I've been saying here for the last couple, three weeks, maybe even longer than that, that Mitt Romney can't get higher than 30% anywhere. Other than New Hampshire, he gets 35. But in truth no other Republican does, either. When you get right down to...
  • Newt Screws Up Obama's Occupy Wall Street Anti-Romney Strategy

    12/06/2011 12:13:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    rushlimbaugh. ^ | December 06, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: If you'll recall, I and I alone, I believe, El Rushbo long ago predicted to you, or opined that the Occupy Wall Street movement was a creation of the regime's, because Romney is perceived as Wall Street. They want Romney, and they assume they're going to be running against Romney, and who could blame them. I mean, if you're the Obama regime and you take a look conservative media today, you would have to assume that the Republican Party also wants Romney. Okay, it's inevitable. So you gear up for Romney.
  • Obama Campaign Strategy: Threaten the American People ‘You’re on Your Own’ Bwahahahaha

    11/30/2011 4:48:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/30/11 | Pamela Geller
    The collectivist in chief is warning people that they .... might have to work. He further inserts his teeth into our neck with the promise that the enslaved will be further enslaved. He is warning Americans that if he is not elected, the decline of America will be reversed. "You are on your own” if he is not elected, Obama warned a crowd of 200 mindless donors over lunch at the W Hotel. Ya promise, O? That's the best news I have heard all year. That's a campaign promise I can get behind! Obama is in NYC tying this town...
  • Rush Limbaugh: "Obama Has No Interest In Attracting White Working Voters" (re NYT piece)

    11/28/2011 1:11:20 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    "Now, one other thing here about this business in the New York Times today with the Obama regime basically admitting that it has no interest in attracting white working voters. The headline to that New York Times story could just as well be: "Obama to White Workers: Drop Dead." Pure and simple. That would be the headline if it were in the New York Post. The only real surprise here is to hear a liberal and the New York Times just flat-out admit it and talk about it as though it is a timely and brilliant strategy. We've known for...
  • Herman Cain releases bizarre advert [chief of staff smoking a cigarette as "I am America" plays]

    10/25/2011 3:01:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    New Statesman ^ | October 25, 2011 | Samira Shackle
    The spot was posted on October 19th, according to its YouTube page, but because it was unlisted on Cain's main YouTube page it seems to have gone undiscovered until now. There has been some speculation online that the spot is a hoax, but the Cain campaign late Monday night confirmed to CBS News that it is legitimate. A campaign official said that the video was "just Block being Block." But it's unclear what the campaign planned to do with the video, whether it was intended to be an ad, or why it wasn't publicly available on Cain's page with his...
  • Strategic Bankruptcy: Someone has to stop working among the trees and focus on the forest.

    10/12/2011 1:36:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 12, 2011 | Jim Lacey
    Strategic BankruptcySomeone has to stop working among the trees and focus on the forest. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column addressing the fact that in an era of fiscal restraint, policymakers and strategists needed to think harder about U.S. strategic priorities. One commenter stated that my piece was a slur on admirals and generals who spend considerable amounts of time thinking through this nation’s strategic options. Anyone who believes this is actually what generals and admirals do has a poor grasp of how things work.In fact, the Pentagon’s new Number 2, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, immediately...
  • Obama may run Truman-style 2012 campaign

    08/16/2011 5:42:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/16/2011 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is eyeing a 2012 campaign modeled on President Harry Truman’s 1948 successful re-election campaign against Congress. First, however, the White House will send to Capitol Hill an assortment of ‘economy-boosting’ legislation in a package that may include a major overhaul of the tax code. “I’ll be putting forward, when they come back in September, a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs, and to control our deficit,” Obama told a friendly audience at a Decorah, Minnesota campaign-event on Monday. “My attitude is, get it done … [but] if they don’t get it done, then...
  • The Continuing Malicious Prosecution of Julie Bass, from veggie gardening to dog owning

    07/15/2011 8:59:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 54 replies
    Food Freedom ^ | July 15, 2011 | none stated
    Contrary to recent media reports, the malicious prosecution of Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan has not ended. Authorities have also charged her with having unlicensed dogs, though they never escaped or threatened anyone. Here’s the unedited scoop straight from her own blog, Oak Park Hates Veggies: Home-grown: Julie Bass has fallen foul of local authorities by growing vegetables in her front yardHome-grown: Julie Bass has fallen foul of local authorities by growing vegetables in her front yard 1- the charges against us were not actually “dropped”. they were dismissed by some judge we have never heard of or seen....
  • Tea Partiers split over debt strategy

    07/05/2011 4:11:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/04/11 | Erik Wasson
    Tea Partiers split over debt strategyBy Erik Wasson - 07/04/11 05:24 AM ET Tea Party activists are split between opposing any new increase to the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling and tying an increase to spending cuts, caps and a balanced budget amendment. On one side is the Tea Party Patriots group, which is urging its supporters to sign a “no debt increase” pledge. On the other side are Tea Party-related groups with significant GOP establishment backing such as FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity. Tea Party Express has joined this side. These groups have joined a coalition calling for “Cut, Cap...
  • Eric Cantor’s 5% Growth Strategy

    05/28/2011 2:56:03 PM PDT · by Son House · 18 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | MAY 27, 2011 | LARRY KUDLOW
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor turned the policy temperature down on austerity this week by rolling out a strong economic-growth agenda. Headlined by a 25 percent top tax rate for individuals and business, the Cantor package includes regulatory relief, free trade, and patent protection for entrepreneurs. It’s job creation and the economy, stupid. Sounds Reaganesque? Well, Eric Cantor has a lot of Reagan blood in him. Back in 1980, while Cantor was still in high school, his father was the Virginia state treasurer of the Ronald Reagan presidential campaign. So the apple never falls far from the tree. In fact,...