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  • Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House

    03/10/2013 11:09:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House By Noel Sheppard Created 03/10/2013 - 1:45pm The Washington Post's Dana Milbank made an interesting observation Sunday about the vulgarity prominent in the current presidential administration. Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Milbank said, "The number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they're going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place" (video follows with transcript and commentary): HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: Is there...
  • Campaign meltdown: Creepy Jim Messina slams Romney for message of ‘revenge’ (Panic Mode)

    11/03/2012 12:52:13 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/03/12 | Twitchy Staff
    @Messina2012: The Romney campaign's message today is revenge, ours is the President's plan for the middle class. I'll take that contrast any day.
  • Obama urges voters to take 'revenge' on Election Day, Romney team rips 'terrible' message

    11/02/2012 7:21:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/2/12 | Jake Gibson
    The Romney campaign ripped President Obama after the president suggested Friday that supporters take "revenge" by voting against the Republican nominee. During a speech in Springfield, Ohio, Obama talked about the Clinton administration and its economic plan that "asked the wealthiest Americans to pay a little bit more." Then he mentioned Mitt Romney, drawing boos from the crowd. "No, no, no -- don't boo, vote," Obama said. "Vote. Voting is the best revenge." It was a slight riff on the president's usual interjection when members of the audience start booing. But the Romney camp claimed Obama's remarks draw a clear...
  • Ugly: Liberals Turn to Dirty Tricks, Violence as Election Approaches

    10/26/2012 3:19:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Cast your mind back to the rise of the Tea Party, when any liberal within shouting distance of a microphone conspicuously opined about the very worrisome violent undertones of the movement.  After Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot by an apolitical madman, the Left instantly blamed conservative speech and delivered bad-faith lectures about the importance of "civility."  And as Republicans (and some Democrats) have pushed common-sense voter identification laws to ensure the integrity of our electoral system, so-called progressives have furiously denounced their opponents' alleged "voter suppression" efforts.  With all of that in mind, how are some liberals behaving in the...
  • DOJ hits Gibson with $300K fine in settlement over exotic wood raids

    08/07/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Did you get here Googling "exotic wood raids?" Is this not what you expected? I'm sorry. Settle in for some hot public policy.Last we checked in with Gibson, the famed Tennessee guitar maker had been raided twice by armed federal agents, who seized almost $500,000 in exotic wood imported from India and Madagascar and shut down production. The ebony and rosewood in question have been used for decades to make the instrument's fingerboards and are integral to their style and sound, the company said. (Great video background from Reason, here.)This week, Gibson settled with the government in a "criminal enforcement...
  • Dems Warn Of ‘Grave Damage’ To SCOTUS If ‘Obamacare’ Is Struck Down

    03/29/2012 1:50:01 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 260 replies
    TPM ^ | 3/28/2012 | sahil kapul
    A handful of Senate Democrats sought to assure doubtful liberals that the Supreme Court justices aren’t ready to strike down their crowning achievement, standing before cameras and mics Wednesday in front of the court. One warned that doing so would ruin the court’s credibility. “This court would not only have to stretch, it would have to abandon and completely overrule a lot of modern precedent, which would do grave damage to this court, in its credibility and power,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut. “The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends...
  • Justice Dept. Investigating S.&P. Over Mortgages (Payback Time)

    08/17/2011 7:15:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    ny times ^ | 8/17/2011 | Louise Story
    The Justice Department is investigating whether the nation’s largest credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s, improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis, according to two people interviewed by the government and another briefed on such interviews. The investigation began before Standard & Poor’s cut the United States’ AAA credit rating this month, but it is likely to add fuel to the political firestorm that has surrounded that action. Lawmakers and some administration officials have since questioned the agency’s secretive process, its credibility and the competence of its analysts, claiming to have found...
  • GOP takeover of Congress would mean 'hand-to-hand combat,' Obama warns

    10/07/2010 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 292 replies · 1+ views
    latimes.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2010 | Michael A. Memoli
    Reporting from Washington — A Republican majority in Congress would mean "hand-to-hand combat" on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy, President Obama warned Thursday. Speaking on Michael Baisden's syndicated radio show, Obama also made a direct appeal to African Americans about the importance of the November vote, even though he's not on the ballot himself. "The reason we won [in 2008] is because young people, African Americans, Latinos -- people who traditionally don't vote in high numbers -- voted in record numbers. We've got to have that same kind of...
  • How Vindictive Is This Administration?

    08/27/2010 5:40:25 AM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    The Corner (at NR) ^ | August 26, 2010 | Daniel Foster
    I’m not usually the conspiratorial type, but watch Gov. Chris Christie explain how the Obama administration disqualified the state of New Jersey from hundreds of millions in education funds because some clerk in Trenton turned in the wrong excel spreadsheet:
  • (Jamie) Gorelick's new challenge: Backing BP

    06/17/2010 2:19:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 30 replies · 620+ views
    Politico ^ | June 17, 2010 | Abby Phillip
    When BP executives filed into the West Wing on Wednesday morning to meet with President Barack Obama, they were joined by at least one familiar Washington hand: former Clinton administration Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, who signed on earlier this month to represent BP in congressional inquiries linked to the massive oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. As one of the top lawyers in Washington and a former Justice Department official, it is no surprise that BP tapped Gorelick and her prominent law firm, WilmerHale, to do the nearly impossible: defend it against a deluge of legislative inquiries into...
  • Bachmann: Obama Exceeding Constitutional Authority in Ordering BP to Surrender Funds--'Extortion'

    06/16/2010 10:54:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies · 1,479+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 16, 2010 | Chistopher Neefus
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama is exceeding his legitimate constitutional authority in telling BP it must set up an independent fund, not controlled by the company, for compensating victims of the Gulf oil spill. She described the administration's policy as an action "that's all about extortion." "Private companies need to be held accountable but not necessarily to the executive branch," said Bachmann. "It seems to me there’s a misreading of the Constitution and a misunderstanding of jurisdictional limits from this White House on what the extent of executive power is. They don’t seem to understand that and it—now it seems that it’s all...
  • Commentary: Where Does Obama Get the Authority to ‘Inform’ a Private Co. to Surrender Its Money?

    06/15/2010 8:59:29 PM PDT · by Qbert · 95 replies · 1,768+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 6/15/2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In his first-ever address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama said he was going to “inform” the chairman of BP that he must surrender the company’s money to an independent party that will distribute it to people and businesses determined to have been harmed by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The president’s declaration raises a serious constitutional question about his authority: Where does the president get the lawful power to order any private-sector company—BP or any other—that it must surrender its money? Should not courts and normal legal proceedings determine who is responsible, who has...
  • I would have fired BP chief by now, Obama says (He's no longer a wimpy Wee Wee alert)

    06/08/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 79 replies · 224+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 8, 2010
    President Barack Obama would have fired BP's CEO Tony Hayward over controversial comments downplaying the Gulf oil spill — if the executive had been working for him. During an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's TODAY broadcast Tuesday, the president added his voice to calls for Hayward's resignation amid claims from a former EPA lawyer that BP is a "recurring environmental criminal." Some 25 million to 39 million gallons of oil are estimated to have gone into the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers. The BP executive last month complained...
  • The President is 'keeping score' (Chicago thug politics is alive and well in the White House)

    04/01/2009 8:37:16 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 62 replies · 2,959+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2009 | Karl Rove
    "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother." That's what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press. A few weeks ago, Mr. DeFazio voted against the administration's stimulus bill. The comment from Mr. Obama was a presidential rebuke and part of a new, hard-nosed push by the White House to pressure Congress to adopt the president's budget. He has mobilized outside groups and enlisted forces still in place from the Obama campaign. Senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and her chief of staff, Michael Strautmanis,...
  • PIZZA FOR YOUR MCCAIN-PALIN SIGN

    10/22/2008 9:20:53 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 50 replies · 1,551+ views
    My Fox Detroit ^ | Monday, 20 Oct 2008, | STAFF
    There's a minor brouhaha in Detroit, Michigan. It all started when John McCain announced that he was giving up on Michigan. Since then, one pizza restaurant has decided that it will give away a free pizza to anyone who brings them a McCain-Palin sign. The result: People (teenagers) stealing signs from people's yards to get free pizza. By the way, the owner of the pizza joint does not hide the fact that she is a Barack Obama supporter.
  • WIDENING Election Fraud Allegations against Obama: Voter Intimidation in Texas

    10/14/2008 10:23:32 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 18 replies · 1,292+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 10/14/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    It's no longer just about ACORN. Hillary Clinton's campaign alleges fraud in Texas and Nevada It has already been proven that Barack Obama has not been truthful about his close involvement with ACORN, which has been implicated in widespread voter registration fraud around the country. Not only did he organize with a group that has registered voters such as Dick Tracy, Mary Poppins, Jive Turkey, and a seven year old girl, Hillary Clinton's campaign has alleged credibly that Obama's own campaign perpetrated voter suppression, intimidation, harassment, and election fraud during the Nevada and Texas primaries. The following letter is from...
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN BEGINS USING ADVERTISERS TO THREATEN BROADCASTERS

    10/09/2008 3:05:19 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 90 replies · 4,231+ views
    Press Release | 8 October 2008 | Andy Martin
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OBAMA CAMPAIGN BEGINS USING ADVERTISERS TO THREATEN BROADCASTERS ANDY MARTIN PLANS RACKETEERING LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA CAMPAIGN FOR INTERSTATE EXTORTION. "OBAMA AND HIS THUGS HAVE PASSED FROM HARDBALL POLITICS TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY" SAYS ANDY CHICAGO TRIBUNE PASSES ON HANNITY AND MARTIN, UNLEASHES LOS ANGELES TIMES "FRONT" COUNTDOWN TO HONOLULU: "OPERATION ALOHA OBAMA" BEGINS IN 6 DAYS (NEW YORK)(October 8, 2008) "We learned today that the Obama campaign is threatening economic retaliation against news organizations that communicate with me," Andy Martin stated. "This is an extension of the terrorist tactics that were directed at WGN-AM in Chicago for featuring...
  • They came for Jessica, and I will not be silent (Obama Goons Send Secret Service Against Voter)

    10/13/2008 3:17:14 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 205 replies · 8,161+ views
    WND ^ | October 13, 2008 | Roger Hedgecock
    Jessica Hughes of Lufkin, Texas, former Marine, mother of three, answered her cell phone in the car, coming home from the emergency room. Her 9-year-old had suffered a mild concussion, but was OK. The caller was a female Obama volunteer who asked if Jessica would support Obama for president. Jessica replied, "No, I don't support him. Your guy is a socialist who voted four times in the state Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets; I think you should find something better to do with your time." Then Jessica hung up. The next day, a man and a...
  • Barone: The Coming Liberal Thugocracy

    10/13/2008 8:05:34 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 16 replies · 953+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2008 | Michael Barone
    "I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors," Barack Obama told a crowd in Elko, Nev. "I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face." (Beyond that) They seem determined to shut people up. That's what Obama supporters, alerted by campaign e-mails, did when conservative Stanley Kurtz appeared on Milt Rosenberg's WGN radio program in Chicago. Mr. Kurtz had been researching Mr. Obama's relationship with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers in Chicago...
  • The Coming Obama Thugocracy

    10/11/2008 8:54:09 AM PDT · by tomnbeverly · 40 replies · 1,726+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 10/11/08 | by Michael Barone
    "I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors," Barack Obama told a crowd in Elko, Nev. "I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face." Actually, Obama supporters are doing a lot more than getting into people's faces. They seem determined to shut people up. That's what Obama supporters, alerted by campaign emails, did when conservative Stanley Kurtz appeared on Milt Rosenberg's WGN radio program in Chicago. Kurtz had been researching Obama's relationship...
  • Yes, we ban (more on the Obama effort to jail critics)

    09/28/2008 6:59:41 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 89 replies · 2,922+ views
    National Review ^ | Sunday, September 28, 2008 | [Mark Steyn]
    For all the entirely false rumors about Mayor Palin banning books from the Wasilla library, the only candidate using agencies of the state to suppress views with which he disagrees remains Barack Obama. In Missouri, the Senator has managed to enlist various county officials to threaten TV stations running "untrue" anti-Obama ads. The Governor, Matt Blunt, responds: St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign....
  • Is the Obama campaign sending the law after critics?

    09/26/2008 6:05:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 9/25/2008 | J.D. Tuccille
    Have I gone insane, or is KMOV in St. Louis, Missouri, actually reporting that "Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad during the presidential campaign"? The report goes on to say that "prosecutors and sheriffs from across Missouri are joining something called the Barack Obama truth squad." A video of the news broadcast can be found here. Look, politicians are all about lies. It may be annoying (I find it entertaining), but that's for their opponents and good-government groups to counter -- not law enforcement. That's...
  • Obama threatening the licenses of TV stations that run NRA ads

    09/25/2008 9:15:42 PM PDT · by flyfree · 38 replies · 2,126+ views
    pajamasmedia ^ | Glenn Reynolds
    MORE THUGGISHNESS: Obama threatening the licenses of TV stations that run NRA ads. Haven't we had about enough of this? Related item here. They told me that if George W. Bush were re-elected there would be brazen efforts to suppress free speech on political grounds -- and they were right! UPDATE: Still more on the ad-silencing effort here. ANOTHER UPDATE: "I fear that under the Obama administration, the lawyers sending these letters will be government employees." Plus, from Jacob Sullum at Reason, Why Obama is Vulnerable On the Second Amendment. MORE: Prosecutors and sheriffs threatening to prosecute Obama critics?...
  • Obama seeks to take down NRA ad

    09/25/2008 1:58:33 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 124 replies · 2,338+ views
    Politico ^ | Sept 25 | Ben Smith
    The Obama campaign has written radio stations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, pressing them to refuse to air an ad from the National Rifle Association."This advertisement knowingly misleads your viewing audience about Senator Obama's position on the Second Amendment," says the letter from Obama general counsel Bob Bauer. "For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air this advertisement." The ad, "Hunter," conflates Obama's anti-gun stances of the 1990s with his current, more pro-gun, stand, and was chided for inaccuracy in The Washington Post, an item to which Bauer's letter refers.NRA spokesman...
  • Obama's Anti-Intellectual Zombies Chicago Attack Radio Host

    09/20/2008 7:25:42 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 11 replies · 187+ views
    publiusforum.com ^ | 09/20/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    A few weeks ago we wrote about the undue and disingenuous attack led by Barack Obama's Chicago HQ perpetrated against Chicago radio host Dr. Milt Rosenberg. Well, last week they did it again, raising their legions to attack the host and his radio station (WGN) and trying to have the unassuming radio host thrown off the air. And what was his "crime"? Rosenberg had the gall to actually interview two conservative writers who were investigating the life and history of the Obamessiah. I live in Chicago and have listened to Milt Rosenberg many times. His show is one of the...
  • A Vile, Arrogant, Angry Man in a Tailored Suit

    09/20/2008 6:28:41 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 50 replies · 224+ views
    9/20/08 | HMV
    As the presidential campaign unwinds, we are increasingly seeing the dark (no racial pun intended) and sinister side of Barack Obama. When he instructed his followers to get in the faces of Independents and Republicans, it was THE turning point in his campaign. This statement incites violence, plain and simple. It shows that Obama has no desire to negotiate with his political enemies at home, unlike those abroad. It shows that he chooses intimidation over the power of ideas. It is becoming disturbingly clear that Obama is applying lessons learned from Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, and the rest of his...
  • Obama to Supporters: 'Argue with Your Neighbors, Get in Their Face'

    09/17/2008 8:34:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 223 replies · 3,294+ views
    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois today exhorted his supporters to get extremely aggressive in their communities to persuade their neighbors to vote for Obama in November.Speaking to a crowd in Elko, Nevada, Obama was quoted by the AP as urging the people to be his 'ambassadors':"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face. "And if they tell you that, 'Well, we're...