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  • MAJOR TRIPWIRE ALERT – New Florida Poll Reveals There Are Only FIVE Currently Viable Candidates…

    09/24/2015 3:09:55 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 33 replies
    ConservativeTreehouse ^ | 9/24/2015 | Sundance
    The poll shows the absolute importance/benefit of the original GOPe road map. The poll shows there are only FIVE viable candidates for the 99 Winner-Take-ALL primary delegates. (As Previously Outlined) This poll shows EXACTLY what is being discussed inside Florida in every single on-the-ground report, every email, and every political forum for high-information Floridians. Most importantly this poll shows exactly how the GOPe plan to nominate Jeb Bush. When you look at this poll, and you remove Donald Trump from the equation, you can see EXACTLY how confident Team Jeb Bush (and Karl) was to the road map they created...
  • Jacobs Believes McChrystal "Summoned" by Obama because He Contradicted Biden War Strategy - Video

    10/02/2009 6:42:30 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 1,024+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Retired Col. Jack Jacobs - an MSNBC Military Analyst - telling Ed Schultz he believes President Obama's meeting with top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, was the direct result of McChrystal's comments yeserday in London that were critical of Vice-President Joe Biden's strategy of "leaving Afghanistan to the Taliban." Jacobs believes McChrystal was "summoned" to Copenhagen by Obama because of those comments. Here is a report on his comments that contricted what Biden has called for: The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, used a speech here Thursday to reject calls for...
  • Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group

    02/16/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 16, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked GroupPosted By Matthew Vadum On February 16, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments Ad sponsored by Americans for Peace and Tolerance published in the Washington Times. A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday.The so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism comes as President Obama seeks formal authorization from Congress to wage war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).The terrorist-friendly Islamic Society of...
  • An Affair of the Mind

    07/29/2015 6:26:33 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-28-2015 | Richard Fernandez
    The controversy surrounding the F-35 is fundamentally an extension of the debate over what a future fighter should be. Recently the aircraft made news when it was officially announced that the airframe couldn’t dogfight worth a damn. The standard riposte is that dogfighting as a form of aerial combat, stopped being relevant a long time ago. Perhaps the best advocate for dogfighting-is-dead point of view isn’t a paper for the F-35 but a paper which argues that air combat is fundamentally changing. Perhaps the F-35 is not the best tool for coming era, but neither is the super-dogfighter many in...
  • Hillary’s Flawed Strategy – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    06/15/2015 6:02:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 6/15/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss Hillary’s flawed strategy. Tune in!
  • No Strategy. No Clue

    06/11/2015 5:35:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/11/15 | Al Caruba
    It can be done. John F. Kennedy was on his way to doing so. Reagan did so. In 590 days from now, we can begin to do so again The Wednesday, June 10 Wall Street Journal headline at the top of the page was “Obama Set to Expand Troops in Iraq.” We were 589 days into the two terms Barack Hussein Obama has served in the office of President of the United States and he is as clueless now as he was when he arrived on January 20, 2009. “President Barack Obama is poised to send hundreds more American advisers...
  • Team Obama Asks For ’Strategic Patience’ In Fight Against ISIS

    06/10/2015 5:01:35 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 6-9-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration is working quickly to push back against the notion that there is no strategy to defeat Islamic State terrorists, after President Obama’s comments during a press conference in Germany after the G-7 World Leaders Summit. (snip) “The ends are very clear, we’ve said this all along, the goal is to degrade and defeat ISIL and remove them as a threat in the region and around the world,” he said. (The newly minted State Department spokesperson John) Kirby outlined Obama’s effort to train and equip more Iraqi troops to fight ISIS, directing airstrikes against ISIS forces and working...
  • Pentagon Officials Call Out Obama's 'Pathetic' ISIS Strategy "What strategy?"

    05/27/2015 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/27/15 | Trey Sanchez
    The Washington Times has uncovered what it calls "deep-seated doubts" among Pentagon brass regarding President Obama's strategy in degrading and defeating ISIS. This revelation undercuts the official White House line that would indicate a unified front between the president and military officials. One Pentagon official, said to be involved in counterterrorism analysis, asked incredulously, “What strategy?” He went on to say, “We are now floating along, reacting to ISIS.” The general consensus among top military officials is that the president will never activate their recommended plan of sending in ground troops, a strategy that is believed to be the only...
  • How The Majors Are Playing The Oil Price Slump

    04/23/2015 10:01:42 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies ^ | 23-04-2015 | strategy or die
    The largest oil and gas companies are employing different strategies to weather the downturn and plan for the future. Each strategy has its risks, and not all may work out. Which companies will emerge stronger after an oil price rebound and which will fall further behind because of bad decisions? There are different ways to play a down cycle. With oil prices half of what they were in 2014, revenues are significantly lower for everyone across the board. As a result, the oil industry has collectively implemented an estimated $114 billion in spending cuts. But oil executives are also trying...
  • 2016 politics: White House chooses its fights _ when it can [Republicans only react to him]

    03/12/2015 12:31:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    KSL News Radio ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    .........Earlier this week, [Obama] waded into state politics, sharply denouncing Walker for signing legislation in Wisconsin that prohibited mandatory union dues. "Even as its governor claims victory over working Americans, I'd encourage him to try and score a victory for working Americans - by taking meaningful action to raise their wages and offer them the security of paid leave," Obama said in a statement. In both instances, he signaled he was not going to entirely ignore the 2016 contest or its main players if there was an opportunity to advance his own agenda. "We're going to engage in this dynamic...
  • (Exempt) Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    02/28/2015 11:01:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 2/28/15 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    WASHINGTON — Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Democrats lacked the votes Friday to force Republicans to fund the department for a year with no strings. Still, even some Republicans say party leaders are on a perilous path with a very public ideological struggle only highlighting the GOP's inability to pass contested legislation and possibly worsening its weak relationship with Hispanic voters. Worst of all, numerous lawmakers said, Republican leaders have offered no plausible scenario for a successful...
  • What Will It Take? (To reverse Obama's 'soft coup d'état)

    02/17/2015 6:20:23 PM PST · by xzins · 51 replies ^ | 11 Feb 15 | RoseAnn Salanitri
    What Will It Take? By Roseann Salanitri on February 11, 2015 in Pro Life & Family, RoseAnn Salanitri 18 With the realization that the United States of America has suffered a soft coup dÂ’Ă©tat, comes the question: what will it take? What will it take to restore the Constitutional Republic that once protected our god-given rights from liars, despots, and traitors? And the second question is: if not now, when?Do we wait until our open borders have allowed in our enemies and suicide bombers are around every corner? Do we wait until our military is so downgraded that our local...
  • FL: Act Compliant to Gain time and Opportunity

    01/24/2015 10:12:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Most armed robbers are reluctant to shoot.   There can be many reasons for this, including additional scrutiny from the authorities, drawing attention to the crime in progress, even a reluctance to inflict harm.   Often, this will give the victim an opportunity to feign compliance in order to gain an advantage. It happened in this case in Florida yesterday, the 22nd of January, 2015.  The victim in this case was Fabian Rosario.  He is a surveyor who was working with a colleague on a land survey when he was approached by a suspect who pulled a gun and demanded money. ...
  • Fight Terror: 'Leave Behind Smoking Ruins & Crying Widows'(Ralph Peters on O'Reilly)

    01/09/2015 5:59:51 PM PST · by TADSLOS · 140 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, 9 January, 2015 | Staff
    Lt. Col. Ralph Peters tonight gave a detailed plan to Bill O’Reilly on how he would fight terror. “One: You accept that you are in a war. Two: You name the enemy, Islamist terrorists. Three: You get the lawyers off the battlefield […] you accept there will be collateral damage and you do not apologize for it. You do not nation build, you don’t try to hold ground. You go wherever in the world the terrorists are and you kill them, you do your best to exterminate them, and then you leave and you leave behind smoking ruins and crying...
  • Even Advocates of Past Governments Shutdowns Advise Extreme Caution This Time

    12/05/2014 7:46:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 5, 2014 | Matt Towery
    In years past, this column has urged conservative Republicans in Congress to shut down the federal government as a way to counter some of the hardline policies and stare down some of the more uncompromising positions taken by President Obama. But the current row that's brewing among congressional Republicans is a different matter. Debate is raging about a proposed continuing resolution to fund the government, instead of passing a regular budget that would allow new funding for the assimilation of millions of illegal immigrants. This potential GOP strategy could easily turn growing support for the Republicans into opposition. Don't get...
  • RNC Attacks Liberal ‘Haircut Strategy’ as ‘Voter Suppression’

    10/14/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 51 replies
    national review online ^ | By Joel Gehrke October 14, 2014 9:49 AM | Joel Gehrke
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s super PAC, Next Gen Climate, wants to implement a “haircut strategy” against Republican campaigns in order to depress conservative turnout. “Our Republican Haircut Strategy — a precision focus on a specific harm in target Republican markets — we will seek to degrade Republican performance,” a memo from Steyer’s super PAC explains in a memo obtained by Politico that the RNC flagged as a “voter suppression” tactic. “The election results in many states may be as narrow as a few thousand votes, so we sought to determine whether we could have an impact at the margins of...
  • Should Boehner Be Voted Out so Obama Can Be Impeached?

    “We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans,” Boehner added.
  • Mark Levin’s Simple Plan to Put a Conservative in the White House

    09/30/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 9-30-14 | Melissa Quinn
    Hard-charging radio commentator Mark Levin is sick of waiting for the Republican Party to nominate a conservative for president, and today he outlined his plan to accomplish just that. Speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, the talk radio giant and bestselling author issued a call to action to the crowd of social conservatives, prescribing a grassroots movement to elect a conservative to the White House in 2016. Levin lamented that Americans under age 50 haven’t yet had the chance to vote for a true conservative such as Ronald Reagan for president and called on conference attendees to spend...
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • President Obama's Politically-Driven, Hastily Taped-Together, Counterterrorism Strategy

    09/12/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 12, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    (P) resident Obama came into office in 2009, telling the American people he would end the wars against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Six years later, facing a broader and more lethal terrorist threat, he is now telling us why we need to go to war again. To say Obama can't seem to make up his mind in the war on terrorism (a designation his administration stopped using the day he entered the Oval Office), is putting it mildly. If anything, his naive plan of withdrawal and retreat and the way it was carried out in the face of a...
  • Excerpts of the President’s Address to the Nation

    09/10/2014 4:11:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    White ^ | September 10, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    As Prepared for Delivery “So tonight, with a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat. Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.” … “But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless...
  • Obama’s Shameful ISIS Strategy": He has one, but it’s not what you think.

    09/09/2014 8:13:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/09/2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy. First, the strategy — which is to get each crisis off the front pages and off television news programs as quickly as he can, in whatever way he can, at the lowest political cost. Calling the Islamic State junior varsity months ago accomplished that goal. Saying before the 2012 elections that...
  • Obama's Islamic terrorism "strategy" and Islam

    09/07/2014 11:30:18 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 7, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The "I" word -- Islam -- shall not be used other than respectfully, as in "the religion of peace."Do the Islamic State (IS) and its terrorist cohorts practice an "extremist" version of Islam? Does Obama know enough about Islam to decide? [youtube] Video linkSecretary Kerry (consistently with Obama's position), said “The real face of Islam is a peaceful religion based on ‎the dignity of all human beings:” “America’s faith communities, including American Muslims, are sources of strength for all of us. They’re an ‎essential part of our national fabric, and we are committed to deepening our partnerships with them. We’re ‎making these efforts to...
  • Obama Is About To Unveil His ISIS Game Plan

    09/07/2014 10:08:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/07/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama said Sunday it's time for the U.S. to "start going on some offense" against the group calling itself the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL), saying he would make an address to the nation Wednesday about his "game plan" going forward. "On Wednesday, I'll make a speech and describe what our game plan's going to be going forward," Obama said Sunday during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I'm preparing the country to make sure that we deal with a threat from ISIL." Continuing his amped-up rhetoric of the past few days, Obama said the goal...
  • Kerry Says ISIS Will Be Destroyed Within Three Years

    09/05/2014 3:28:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 55 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry predicted that the Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL) would be destroyed within three years. The means: "massive wrongful death lawsuits." "These thugs might think they're cute filming the decapitation of their victims," Kerry said. "But by putting their torts on record they have opened themselves to legal liability that will cost them billions in damages." "No country on Earth has better or more expensive lawyers than we do," the Secretary boasted. "With skills honed from decades of tormenting corporate defendants in the courtroom, the plaintiffs' bar will eviscerate ISIS's defenses and...
  • You Have To See a Threat Before You Can Have a Strategy

    09/05/2014 10:43:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | September 5, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Do you remember the left's chants about President George W. Bush: "Have you had enough yet?" Well, I could easily ask that about President Obama, but instead I'll ask: "Do you believe us now?" Some of us have been saying from the beginning that something just isn't right about Obama. Something is very different about this man -- something that distinguishes him from every U.S. president in my lifetime. All the talk about his birth certificate aside, I have long believed he really doesn't think like an American. Before you jump on me for suggesting there is an American way...
  • US strategy vs. Islamic State: Better right than fast [Why Obama's 'No Strategy' Makes Good sense]

    09/03/2014 7:14:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/03/2014 | Jim Gaines
    <p>Last week, while most of that was still going on, the president was asked at a press conference whether he would seek congressional approval to take action against the Islamic State in Syria as well as Iraq. He said yes but it would have to wait until specific plans were fully developed in light of all possible variables: “We don’t have a strategy yet.”</p>
  • Whoa! Enraging: Fox News reports Obama briefed on ISIS for A YEAR. Still no strategy?

    09/02/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies ^ | 09/02/14 | Twitchy Staff
    One year. Yet still President No Strategy is flummoxed. So flummoxed that he simply flees to the fairway. It gets worse:
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...