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  • Why I Voted against Condemning Russia

    12/11/2014 5:01:57 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 10, 2014 | Dana Rohrabacher
    Recently, the House passed, by an overwhelming margin, a resolution to condemn the Russian Federation for actions considered hostile and aggressive within its sphere of influence, specifically with regard to the politically torn country of Ukraine. Ten Members voted “nay,” myself among them. I wish to explain why I took this unpopular position. Above all, while Vladimir Putin’s government may well have engaged in questionable behavior toward neighboring countries, Resolution 758 was nothing more than gratuitous, needlessly provocative and shortsighted. Moreover, reasonable observers the world over can see it as tantamount to a declaration that Russia is America’s enemy. The...
  • While Obama searches for clarity, we're plunged into another war

    03/23/2011 9:11:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | March 23, 2011 | John Kass
    While Obama searches for clarity, we're plunged into another war John Kass March 23, 2011 President Barack Obama unmasked himself Tuesday. He was in El Salvador, standing with Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, when reporters asked him about his war in Libya. It is indeed his war. He started it. He gave the order to launch the missiles over the weekend. And now the man who ran for president as an anti-war candidate owns his very own war. But there has been confusion over which member of his coalition will command the war. Will Obama ask a foreign general to direct...
  • Dereliction of Duty: Obama AWOL While Crises Pile Up

    03/15/2011 4:57:16 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Fox Nationm ^ | March 15, 2011
    Obama Urged to Seize Reins as Crises Pile Up A conflict approaching civil war in Libya. An end-times tsunami in Japan. A Congress that can't reach a budget. And ... gender inequality? The topic of President Obama's weekend radio address has raised some eyebrows, as Obama has met mounting crises with the same restraint and cool that characterized his slow-and-steady campaign for president. To some critics, the tone set by the White House in light of recent upheaval may hurt the president's public image. Amid chaos around the world and on Capitol Hill, Obama's Saturday radio address was devoted to...
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • They Killed Neda but Not Her Voice

    06/21/2009 8:46:25 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 340 replies · 8,843+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 06/21/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Her name was Neda, which means “voice” in Farsi. According to numerous online accounts picked up by media outlets worldwide, she was shot in the streets by Iranian state police while protesting today. This is what repression looks (warning: graphic):
  • One Senator's Amazing Devotion (Satire)

    06/09/2009 5:05:47 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 155+ views
    fracturedrepublic.com ^ | June 8, 2009 | Gordon Greene
    Bob Roberts was elected to a Senate seat in 1963. At 6' 4", the senator from the small town of Smithville in Northern Idaho was a big man with even larger aspirations. Before being elected, "Big Bob" as he was known, ran a meat and three called "Bob's Diner" in the quaint little burg. Bob's home-style cooking was a favorite among the townspeople, but Bob's was especially well known for its bodacious breakfasts. Big Bob, however was not satisfied with just fryin' up the bacon… he wanted to bring some of it home too. And bring it, he did! Bob's...
  • Obama steering clear of Dems battle over Lieberman

    11/09/2008 8:32:27 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies · 204+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Nov 9, 2008 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Obama is avoiding the issue of whether Sen. Joe Lieberman should remain chairman of an important committee. Lieberman's affiliation with Democrats is in question after the Connecticut independent's high-profile support of Republican John McCain for president. Lieberman has met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, but there has been no word on whether Reid intends to try to remove Lieberman as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Obama's incoming chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, says that what happens on Capitol Hill is the business of the House and Senate. Emanuel...
  • Obama makes 'no commitment' on missile shield

    11/09/2008 12:45:16 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies · 254+ views
    AFP ^ | November 8, 2008
    Barack Obama has made no commitment that a missile defense shield in eastern Europe will go ahead, an advisor to the president-elect said Saturday, in apparent contradiction of statements by Poland. Earlier, a statement from Polish President Lech Kaczynski after the two men spoke by telephone said Obama had said he would go ahead with plans to build a missile defense shield in eastern Europe despite threats from Russia. But Obama had given no such clear cut undertaking on the controversial program, his senior foreign policy advisor Denis McDonough said in a statement. (The) "president-elect had a good conversation with...