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  • Gun purchasing strategy considering possibility of a Hillary victory.

    06/16/2016 5:52:45 AM PDT · by baltimorepoet · 45 replies
    I have had a long-time list of weapons to be purchased, basically for household of 6. I have 3 AR15's, 3 AK47's, 1 Glock 17, 1 Mossberg 500, 1 Hipoint 9mm carbine, 1 Keltec Sub2000 9mm carbine, a FNS SCAR-17(.308), a DPMS LR-308, and a Ruger 10/22 Takedown(22LR). This is considering the possibility of a Hillary victory in November and a potential gun ban...
  • Will This Weapon Change Infantry Warfare Forever?

    04/14/2016 7:43:06 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 46 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 5, 2016 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The U.S. Army is about to acquire a new weapon that could dramatically impact infantry warfare. The U.S. Army is introducing a new shoulder-fired weapon that has the potential to change infantry tactics and revolutionize infantry warfare in a way unseen since the Battle of Kniggrtz in July 1866. That battle, which marked the beginning of the end of the line infantry attack, saw Austrian troops carrying muzzle-loaders outgunned by Prussian infantrymen carrying breech-loading needle guns. According to its fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request, the U.S. Army will produce 105 so-called XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) weapons, a...
  • The Nominee We Deserve?

    01/24/2016 4:03:56 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 80 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02-01-2016 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Do Republicans deserve to lose? Consider the state of play as we write this in late January, just days from the first GOP nominating contests. The Republican frontrunner is a longtime liberal whose worldview might best be described as an amalgam of pop-culture progressivism and vulgar nationalism. His campaign rallies are orgies of self-absorption, dominated by juvenile insults of those who criticize him and endless boasting about his poll numbers. He’s a narcissist and a huckster, an opportunist who not only failed to join conserv­atives in the big fights about the size and scope of government over the past several...
  • Inside Iowa’s ‘Camp Cruz’

    01/08/2016 5:07:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 8, 2016 | David Catanese
    DES MOINES, Iowa - It's a little past 8:30 in the morning and Ken Brolin is marching down the narrow hallway of an old college dormitory, pounding on doors to make sure everyone's up and at 'em. But the three-story residence that sits next to a business college here is no longer housing students seeking a degree in administration or accounting. Instead, this is the temporary home for foot soldiers devoted to securing the Republican presidential caucuses for Ted Cruz. Brolin, who assisted Newt Gingrich's Iowa campaign in 2012, is a silver-haired political hand who is now the equivalent of...
  • Kentucky Tea Party and Conservative Leaders Endorse Ted Cruz for President

    01/18/2016 2:11:55 PM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 18, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced its Kentucky State Leadership Team consisting of Tea Party and conservative leaders from across the Bluegrass State. Scott Hofstra, Marty Kares-Workman, Barbara Knott, and Boone County Constable Joe Kalil will serve as Kentucky Co-Chairs."From day one, Cruz has said we needed to coalesce conservatives around the country to get behind his campaign," said Hofstra. "And there is no better example of that than right here in Kentucky where the various Tea Party leaders have consolidated efforts to support Cruz. He is unapologetically conservative and routinely fights for the issues we...
  • Murdoch praises Trump's 'winning strategy'

    01/17/2016 3:03:52 AM PST · by Hugin · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/16/16 | Eugene Scott,
    Washington (CNN)—Media mogul Rupert Murdoch believes Donald Trump's ability to appeal across party lines will lead to victory over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "Cruz bets uniting white conservatives/evangelicals enough, Meanwhile Trump appealing across party lines. Surely the winning strategy," Murdoch tweeted Friday night. Murdoch added that in the wake of Thursday night's Republican debate, the party's establishment is viewing Trump as the inevitable nominee. "24 hours and many influential Republicans see Trump inevitable and get ready to switch. United by horror of Hillary whose campaign staggers," Murdoch tweeted.
  • Trump has 'knockout' strategy to beat GOP establishment

    01/12/2016 6:18:05 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 47 replies
    WND ^ | 1/11/2016
    In his latest interview with talk-host Michael Savage, Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump was asked what he will do if the GOP establishment tries to "cut him out" of the nomination. Trump drew on his experience hosting prizefights, including 17 bouts featuring Mike Tyson. "When the fighter goes into the other fighter's home territory, his home territory, they'll always say, the only way I'm going to win is, 'I gotta knock him out,'" he explained. "The way you knock him out is to just win the primaries. If I win the primaries, if I can win in Iowa and...
  • Trump:From Art of The Deal to Art of the Campaign

    01/01/2016 11:17:33 AM PST · by poconopundit · 84 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 1/1/2016 | poconopundit
      The Art of the Deal In the last few months — like many people — I’ve become a YUGE Trump fan.  And watching several of his rallies on YouTube, he often mentions his 1987 book, The Art of the Deal.  Well, he aroused my curiosity enough that I went out and bought a copy from Amazon. Now being a self-employed market analyst in the tech industry, I also figured the book would give me some profitable ideas for my business, which it has. So what’s my opinion of the book?  Well, it’s a highly interesting read, and any...
  • Cruz Is Playing the Media Perfectly

    12/28/2015 3:20:21 PM PST · by VinL · 126 replies
    NatRev ^ | 12/28/15 | S. Miller
    One thing that frustrated even the most ardent supporters of George W. Bush's administration was his refusal to hit back hard at over the top, abominable personal attacks against him and his family, including his daughters, by those in the media and in the culture at large. Bush revered the office of the president and, unlike his successor, held it to a higher standard than did gutter snipes such as Sean Penn or the New York Times. This is why Newt Gingrich drew cheers and praise during the 2012 election cycle when he hit back at the media for its...
  • This Could All Be Over Very Fast

    12/28/2015 2:01:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Ricochet ^ | December 20, 2015 | Peter Robinson
    The latest poll shows Ted Cruz opening his lead over Donald Trump in Iowa to nine points — nine points. If Cruz does indeed win in the Iowa caucuses on February 1, he’ll have enough momentum going into the February 9 New Hampshire primary to place second or third. The next primary will take place on February 20 in South Carolina, where the GOP primary voters are deeply conservative — and, I suspect, likely to give Cruz first place. Three days later the caucuses in Nevada will take place. Receiving little attention in the press, this event will be determined...
  • Cruz in control in Iowa

    12/27/2015 4:05:50 PM PST · by VinL · 55 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 12/27/15 | Erin Murphy
    Ted Cruz has assembled an impressive presidential campaign structure in Iowa, veteran political observers here say, with one going so far as to describe Cruz’s campaign as perhaps "the most sophisticated" the first in the nation caucus state has ever witnessed. Because of that grass roots organization, Cruz is primed to maintain his recent surge in the polls and win the Iowa Republican caucuses in five weeks, those observers say. Cruz, the Tea Party firebrand and first term U.S. Sen. from Texas, was the first Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, on March 23. Nine months later, he has...
  • Observers say Cruz in control in Iowa

    12/27/2015 8:41:05 AM PST · by Isara · 56 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | December 27, 2015 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES | Ted Cruz has assembled an impressive presidential campaign structure in Iowa, veteran political observers here say, with one going so far as to describe Cruz's campaign as perhaps "the most sophisticated" the first-in-the-nation caucus state has ever witnessed.Because of that grassroots organization, Cruz is primed to maintain his recent surge in the polls and win the Iowa Republican caucuses in five weeks, those observers say.Cruz, a tea party firebrand and first-term U.S. senator from Texas, was the first Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, on March 23. Nine months later, he has overtaken longtime front-runner Donald...
  • Tripwire Alert – The Splitter Strategy Now Evolves To Focus on Alliances

    12/19/2015 9:57:43 AM PST · by jobim · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/18/15 | Sundance
    Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Mike Huckabee can all be counted on to give their small delegate counts to Jeb Bush later in the race. However, the non-GOPe candidates Trump, Cruz and possibly Ben Carson are currently polling beyond the GOPe group. Fox Poll Example: GOPe Collective = 27% (Rubio 11, + Bush 3, + Christie 3, + Fiorina 3, + Paul 3, + Kasich 2, + Huckabee 1, + Santorum 1 = 27) Non-GOPe Collective = 66% (Trump 39, + Cruz 18, + Carson 9 = 66) So what we are now seeing is two...
  • James Dobson to Endorse Ted Cruz Today

    12/17/2015 12:16:40 PM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | Tim Alberta | Tim Alberta
    Las Vegas - James Dobson, founder of the Christian group Focus on the Family and one of the nation's most influential evangelicals, will endorse Ted Cruz for president today, according to sources briefed on the announcement. It will represent the latest in a series of endorsements for Cruz from prominent conservative leaders, dozens of whom met secretly last week and voted to coalesce their forces behind the Texas senator. The plan, as decided by the Tony Perkins-led group, is to slowly roll out endorsements from prominent conservative leaders individually to create a perception of the "movement" uniting behind Cruz. Dobson,...
  • Cruz first presidential candidate to establish campaign headquarters in Lowndes County (Georgia)

    12/16/2015 6:45:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Valdosta Daily Times ^ | December 16, 2015
    As campaigns become more focused and debates become more heated, Ted Cruz is rapidly emerging as a front runner for the GOP. His highly organized grassroots efforts are spreading in Georgia like wildfire, and he is now the first presidential candidate with a campaign headquarters established in Lowndes County. The office will open with a ribbon cutting Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 3 pm. County Chairman Trey Taylor says, “Our nation is at a political crossroads. We cannot continue down the road we have traveled over the last several years. Leadership is what this nation needs, the kind of leadership Ted...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz Demolishes Marco Rubio For Breaking Promise He Made To Voters Against Amnesty

    12/14/2015 7:08:09 PM PST · by VinL · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% smashed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79%, one of his 2016 GOP presidential rivals, for breaking his promise to the voters who elected him that he would not support amnesty for illegal aliens. The aggressive comments from Cruz about came during the last part of his lengthy exclusive interview with Breitbart News in his Greenville campaign office here last Monday. They represent one of the most unreported stories in the 2016 presidential cycle: Rubio's work on not just the "Gang of Eight" amnesty bill, but now the recently discovered unlimited mass Muslim migration provisions in his so...
  • Five Reasons Why the Ted Cruz Surge is for Real

    12/14/2015 7:26:10 AM PST · by Isara · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 14th, 2015 | Steve Deace
    The Ted Cruz surge has officially arrived. Predictably, the same political class that previously didn’t give him any shot to win the nomination is now saying he’s “peaking too soon” or the “flavor of the month.” Here are five reasons why they’re wrong (as they almost always are). 1. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Iowa does not “break late.” Accounting for the upcoming holidays when most people tune out politics, there are about 40 days until Iowans vote in their first-in-the-nation caucuses. Cruz is now the leader in the Real Clear Politics polling average in Iowa. By that point in the...
  • In Las Vegas: The Ted Cruz Debate

    12/14/2015 7:20:41 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/2015 | Byron York
    LAS VEGAS : Ted Cruz knows he'll be a center of attention, if not the center of attention, at the fifth Republican debate here in Nevada Tuesday. In the first GOP debate, back in August, questions went to Donald Trump, and Ben Carson, and Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush, and Trump again before moderators got around to Cruz. (The first question: "How can you win in 2016 when you're such a divisive figure?") It won't be that way this time, with Cruz now leading the RealClearPolitics average of polls in Iowa and in second place to Trump nationally. The Cruz...
  • Trump to Cruz: Nobody Likes You

    12/14/2015 3:36:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 163 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 12/14/15 | Rob Garver
    When the school bully starts glowering in your direction, the worst thing you can do is hold up your hands and say, “Please don’t hit me.” It’s a lesson most of us learn in the schoolyard, but one that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz seems to have forgotten.Now, here comes the knuckle sandwich.Cruz, who is making a strong run in Republican presidential primary polling, has done everything he can to put off an inevitable showdown with frontrunner Donald Trump. The reluctance is understandable – Trump’s attacks on other candidates in the race have been devastatingly effective. To avoid them, Cruz has...
  • Ted Cruz Surge Built on Policy, Old Fashioned Campaigning

    12/13/2015 4:04:17 PM PST · by VinL · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/15 | Mike Flynn
    The latest Des Moines Register poll shows Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz surging to a 10 point lead over his nearest rival, Donald Trump, among caucus goers in Iowa. Cruz's October surge is the largest jump measured over 5 Presidential campaigns. Cruz currently has the highest favorability rating of any Republican candidate for President. Cruz has 31 percent support, followed by Donald Trump with 21 percent. Since October, Cruz has gained 21 points while Trump has gained just 2 percent. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is in 3rd place with 13 percent, down 15 points since October. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%is...
  • Bulletproof: Ted Cruz Rocks Establishment

    12/12/2015 3:08:44 PM PST · by Isara · 46 replies
    Conservative Report ^ | December 11, 2015 | Will Stauff
    We are now hearing news of the Empire Striking Back. We are hearing about a brokered convention. Republican officials and leading figures in the party's establishment are preparing for the possibility of a brokered convention as businessman Donald Trump continues to sit atop the polls in the GOP presidential race.More than 20 of them convened Monday near the Capitol for a dinner held by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, and the prospect of Trump nearing next year's nominating convention in Cleveland with a significant number of delegates dominated the discussion, according to five people familiar with the meeting.Weighing in...
  • Ted Cruz to barnstorm the South in Super Tuesday sweep

    12/11/2015 12:00:04 PM PST · by Isara · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/15 | Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz will embark next week on a splashy swing through many of the states that vote on March 1, an effort to lock down support in those mostly Southern states before turning full attention to the first four voting contests of the 2016 Republican presidential primary.The Texas senator, flying with staff and his family on a chartered plane, will hit 12 cities in one week, flying from Las Vegas to St. Paul, Minn. on Dec. 17 after the next presidential debate, and wrapping up on Dec. 23 in Oklahoma City. The fly-around tour, dubbed "Take Off with Ted," will...
  • Cruz emerges as Iowa's new favorite

    12/10/2015 7:20:04 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/15 | Katie Glueck
    The Texas senator's campaign is beginning to see returns after months of methodically courting evangelical leaders.Ted Cruz increasingly looks like the man to beat in Iowa. He's rising in the polls, building on an already extensive field organization and locking down critical conservative endorsements.Among the biggest yet came Thursday, when Bob Vander Plaats, the head of the conservative group Family Leader, came out for Cruz, citing what he sees as electability in Iowa and nationally. "This is a guy that's been very consistent in principles, in communications, and his campaign has shown ability to slowly gain ground and build momentum,...
  • Tripwire Alert – GOPe Signals Intent To Use “Mississippi Strategy” Against Trump

    12/09/2015 7:21:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 118 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-9-2015 | sundance
    The professional apparatus of the Republican Party are signaling their intent to do exactly what we predicted they would do. Trump will win the primary, and the GOPe will split the party to run an additional candidate in the general election. It’s not Trump going third party – It’s the establishment GOP (GOPe) intending to go third party. They are planning a modified version of the Mississippi Strategy from 2014.
  • California Attack Has U.S. Rethinking Strategy on Homegrown Terror

    12/06/2015 4:06:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 12/05/15 | PETER BAKER, ERIC SCHMITT
    **SNIP** Alberto M. Fernandez, who until earlier this year led the State Department unit that counters militant propaganda, said, "The administration seems to be really flailing and tone deaf to this latest challenge." He called the San Bernardino attack "D.I.Y. jihad," and said it "forces the administration to look at where it does not want to go and is weakest, at jihadist ideology and its dissemination." Others, however, cautioned against overreaction, warning that the focus on Muslims could lead to the kind of anger and alienation that creates more potential for terrorist recruitment. Some experts urged officials to keep the...
  • What About Drudge?

    12/01/2015 12:42:43 PM PST · by toomanylaws · 82 replies
    none | 12/1/2015 | me
    Is it just me or do others wonder what the Drudge Report is up to? It seems like so many headlines and stories are more Hollywood BS and other unimportant things, than any relevant information that concerned people would care about. Did Drudge turn into Nero just fiddling while Rome (the rest of the world) burns? One of the first sites (also Free Republic) I go to is Drudge, but unfortunately it is not usually not very important.
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Obama’s Strategy on Islamic Extremism ‘Has Failed’

    11/23/2015 11:05:06 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 23, 2015 | by IAN HANCHETT
    Author and human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued President Obama's position on radical Islam is what he believes is strategic, but "it's a strategy that has failed" on Monday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Ali stated, "I'm always surprised to see people of authority here saying, what we see, these terrorist acts, the subjugation of women, the hatred of Jews and Christians, it has nothing to do with Islam. I mean, I watch that with amazement. I obviously have come to understand that it is a strategic position, that if we say these things, maybe the Islamist extremists...
  • 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 couldnt 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 isnt 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...
  • Hillarys 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 Hillarys 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 Obamas comments during a press conference in Germany after the G-7 World Leaders Summit. (snip) The ends are very clear, weve 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 Obamas 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
    Oilprice.com ^ | 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'tat)

    02/17/2015 6:20:23 PM PST · by xzins · 51 replies
    MychalMassie.com ^ | 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 d’état, 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 OReilly 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 dont 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Steyers 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 Steyers 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 Levins 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 havent 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Presidents Address to the Nation

    09/10/2014 4:11:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    White House.gov ^ | 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...
  • Obamas Shameful ISIS Strategy": He has one, but its 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRSSn_yRrT4] 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...