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  • MSNBC'S Hunt: Cruz Camp Saying Indiana Is Ted's Alamo

    04/27/2016 1:22:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” political correspondent Kasie Hunt said the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is describing Indiana is the candidate’s “Alamo.”
  • The Abba Cave, Crucifixion Nails, and the Last Hasmonean King

    04/08/2016 1:34:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    James Tabor 'blog ^ | April 3, 2016 | James Tabor
    Few have heard anything about the "Abba Cave," discovered in 1971 in the north Jerusalem suburb of Givat Hamivtar-not far from the tomb of "Yehohanan," the famous "crucified man," discovered in 1968-about which much has been written. The Abba cave held the remains of another "crucified man," with three nails-not just a single one in the heel bone-that clearly pinned the hands (not the wrists, as some have argued) in hook-like fashion to a cross beam. It was assumed back in the 1970s that these bones were buried and no longer available for analysis-but it turns out this is not...
  • A Respectful Appeal to Trump Supporters

    02/28/2016 2:37:59 PM PST · by poconopundit · 154 replies
    TownHall ^ | 2/26/2016 | David Limbaugh
    What a perfect storm for the quintessentially conservative candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, a freedom lover's one-man dream team. He's not just an ideal constitutional conservative; he is perfectly situated to capitalize on the anti-establishment sentiment in the GOP electorate because he has been in the trenches, proving he'll fight the insiders from within. Then in rides brash businessman Donald Trump -- a wildcard of a political maverick -- and sucks all the anti-establishment oxygen out of the politisphere. He apparently has just the right personality, just the right bluster, just the right bravado, and more than enough money and moxie...
  • Whoa! We Are Republicans!

    02/28/2016 2:34:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Whoa! Let me get this right. After Sunday morning, we now have a potential "Republican" candidate who is comfortable quoting the Italian dictator and ruthless fascist Benito Mussolini, one of Hitler's closest allies. Specifically, Trump retweeted a quote from the fascist dictator and said Sunday is comfortable being "affiliated" with that quote, and by implications the man. Winston Churchill must be turning in his grave. Along with many of our sacred Greatest Generation. Does history mean nothing? We have a potential "Republican" candidate who has declared he will push to have the entire media, what we constitutionalists or believers in...
  • An Actuarial Look At GOP Politics - Glenn Beck Endorses Ted Cruz, and Prefers Bernie Sanders?

    01/24/2016 10:43:32 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-23-2016 | sundance
    January 23, 2016An Actuarial Look At The Closing Pace of GOP Presidential Politics - Glenn Beck Endorses Ted Cruz, and Prefers Bernie Sanders? by sundance Most of you knew this was going to be a wild ride. Heck, many knew back in June 2015 when candidate Donald Trump entered the race this was going to be unlike anything we’d ever seen. Boy howdy, was that ever an understatementGoing all the way back to the spring of 2014 those who didn’t fall into the emotional chasm, which surrounds candidate advocacy, saw the makings of a really strange situation possible. Today many...
  • Cruz and Beck Photo Page

    01/23/2016 3:01:46 PM PST · by gg188 · 145 replies
    vanity--first in ten years | 1-16-2016 | Self
    This thread is for the purpose of posting photos of Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck together in Iowa and beyond (if there is a beyond.)
  • Cruz Teams Up With Mormon Talk Show Host Beck in Iowa

    01/23/2016 2:17:30 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 21 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | January 23, 2016 | Heather Clark
    Mormon political talk show host and author Glenn Beck is scheduled to appear with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz at two campaign rallies in Iowa on Saturday, including one event held at a Baptist Bible college. According to reports, as presidential candidates make a last-minute push before the Iowa Caucus in under ten days, Beck is scheduled to appear with Cruz at a rally at the Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny and the Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, where Beck will formally endorse Cruz. The pro-Cruz Super PAC Keep the Promise organized the events, which includes other stops...
  • Glenn Beck endorses Ted Cruz

    01/23/2016 2:36:25 PM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/23/16 | Daniel Chaitin
    Conservative political commentator Glenn Beck officially endorsed Ted Cruz for president on Saturday. Beck, a nationally syndicated radio host, founder of TheBlaze and best-selling author, made the announcement with the Texas senator at a rally in Ankeny, Iowa, adding that the U.S. needs a "new George Washington." "Today's Washington will not be found in the garish light of gold, but rather, in the bold service of a man who stands tirelessly for what he deeply believes - that government should be of the people, by the people and for the people. That is why I am endorsing Senator Ted Cruz...
  • I can see 2016 from my house and I don't like what I'm seeing

    01/23/2016 2:54:32 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://laurenstephens.com/ ^ | January 22, 2016 | Lauren Stephens
    January 22, 2016 Dear Mr. Levin, My name is Lauren Stephens. I’ve been involved in politics for a long time – mostly just as a pissed off American, but I also own a campaign services company. I do not work for any of the Presidential Campaigns. I am not coordinated with any of them. I have not spoken to any of them. I am not being paid by anyone for this. I am getting absolutely nothing for writing this. I am not seeking publicity and have turned down all media requests. My name is attached to this so people will...
  • Ted Cruz Waterloo Rally with Glenn Beck **LIVE THREAD** Jan 23 8PM EST

    01/23/2016 12:05:46 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 350 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 1-23-16 | Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck
    From the Eventbrite website: Only a few days left until the caucuses! Let's get fired up! Join Glenn Beck, special guest Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Steve King, Bob Vander Plaats, and David Barton for this inspiring campaign rally! Doors open at 6:00 PM. This is a FREE event with limited space...Tickets are required for entry. WHEN Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST) - WHERE Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center - 205 W 4th Street Waterloo, Iowa 50701
  • Cruz and Beck Join Forces at Waterloo to Campaign

    01/19/2016 7:50:52 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 179 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | January 19
    Glenn Beck lit into former Alaska governor Sarah Palin after her endorsement today of GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. The radio host then announced that he would be joining Sen. Ted Cruz this weekend for a campaign rally in Waterloo ... Beck and Cruz had previously worked together for a border relief effort in 2014 to bring soccer balls, teddy bears, and other humanitarian aid to illegal immigrant children.
  • Trump's no joke for Hillary: Clinton ditches strategy of laughing at The Donald

    12/12/2015 10:24:31 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 12, 2015 | By J. Taylor Rushing
    Democratic presidential race-leader Hillary Clinton has a new strategy for dealing with The Donald: He is no longer a laughing matter. At a campaign stop in Waterloo, Iowa this week, the former secretary of state took the Republican front-runner to task in unusually blunt language that she has so far avoided when discussing him. Instead of a laugh and a shrug, Clinton called out Trump for his proposal this week to ban Muslim immigrants, saying it was 'shameful' and 'dangerous.' Campaign aides say it is the new face of a still-evolving strategy to take Trump's campaign seriously and expose it...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speech In Waterloo, IA (10-7-15)

    10/07/2015 12:04:55 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 35 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-7-15 | Donald Trump
    Fired up crowd! October 7, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump was back in Iowa today and gave a speech to thousands of supporters at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo.
  • How 400 Germans Won the Battle of Waterloo

    06/23/2015 10:34:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 Jun 2015
    On June 18th, 1815, 400 Hanoverian soldiers were the only thing standing between defeat and victory for the alliance against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.In 1811, Napoleon's empire and its allies had over 44 million subjects and covered most of Europe. But after being defeated in 1813 and 1814 by the Sixth Coalition, which included Austria, Prussia, Russia, Britain, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and other German states, Napoleon was forced to abdicate and exiled to the island of Elba. The First French Empire was dissolved, and the Bourbon monarchy restored, but in February 1815 Napoleon escaped from his exile and...
  • At Waterloo Re-Enactment, History So Real You Can Taste It

    06/20/2015 9:07:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | JUNE 20, 2015 | Eleanor Beardsley
    Tens of thousands of people have been gathering in the Belgian countryside over the last week to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. The bloody battle of June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat for Napoleon at the hands of a coalition of his enemies. The re-enactment is attracting history buffs, tourists and wannabe soldiers. French lawyer Franck Samson, dressed as Napoleon, takes part in a re-enactment of the Battle of Ligny in central Belgium on June 14. The re-enactment of Ligny, Napoleon's last victory, is part of bicentenary celebrations of the Battle of Waterloo. PARALLELS 200...
  • Wellington's mud-streaked Waterloo battle cloak up for auction

    06/18/2015 9:37:54 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 17, 2015
    A plain dark cloak still streaked with mud from the battle of Waterloo – which the Duke of Wellington is said to have draped around the shoulders of Lady Caroline Lamb when he was one of the most famous, and she one of the most infamous people in Europe – is to be sold for the first time in 200 years. The victor of Waterloo and the tempestuous aristocrat, who was once served up naked in a silver dish at a dinner, had a brief fling in Brussels in the weeks after the battle on 18 June 1815 which changed...
  • Waterloo and the End of Napoleonic War

    06/18/2015 6:24:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 18, 2015 | James A. Warren
    The Duke of Wellington famously described his first and last battlefield confrontation with Napoleon as a “the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.” He was referring, of course, to the Battle of Waterloo, a bloody, furious one-day engagement in and around a village in northern Belgium of that name, fought 200 years ago today between France’s Army of the North and an allied army of British, Prussian, and Dutch troops under Wellington’s overall command.
  • Waterloo 200: Charles Ewart, the “Most Illustrious Grey”

    04/04/2015 1:02:07 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 7 replies
    Waterloo 200 ^ | 4th April 2015 | Owen Davis
    'In 1936 the mortal remains of Ensign Ewart were discovered under a builders’ yard in Salford, it would take another two years for his remains to be reinterred in 1938 on Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade at a grand ceremony to which the descendants of Ewart’s family were invited along with many other dignitaries and honoured guests. There is a longstanding tradition in my family that my great-great-aunt was invited, as a descendant of Ensign Ewart, to attend the re-internment. Indeed it is no coincidence that the family maintained a tradition of carrying on the name of Ewart, which was exemplified by...
  • Today's Coffee and Markets--David Pietrusza talks 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo

    06/18/2015 9:34:15 AM PDT · by statestreet · 7 replies
    Coffee and Markets ^ | June 15, 2015 | Brad Jackson
    On today's "Coffee and Markets" podcast historian David Pietrusza discusses the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo with host Brad Jackson.
  • Why Waterloo still fascinates us

    06/17/2015 6:31:08 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/18/15 | Andrew Roberts
    ... Waterloo lit the slow fuse of the horrifying force of German hypernationalism, the defeat of which required the sacrifice of the British Empire 130 years later. Although at the time the battle seemed merely like the last of a series of traditional dynastic and territorial struggles, in fact Waterloo ushered in the modern world. And as Winston Churchill predicted at the end of the 19th century: "The wars of peoples will be more terrible than the wars of kings."
  • Most Britons have no idea about Waterloo

    04/25/2015 9:39:10 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 99 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 20 Apr 2015 08:51 GMT+02:00
    With the 200th anniversary of the famous Battle of Waterloo just two months away a survey in Britain has revealed that most ofthe public know little about it and some even think it's just an Abba song, while many thought the French actually won. A survey of Britons published in the build-up to the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo found three-quarters knew little or nothing about it -- while many thought France won. The poll of 2,070 people for the National Army Museum found 73 percent either knew nothing or next to nothing about the battle, one of...
  • When Napoleon Met His Waterloo!

    11/11/2014 3:02:20 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This is kinda interesting, seeing the English repel repeated assaults,  then the Prussians came-in from the east and hit the French flank: 'Every puppy has his day, everybody has to pay...' (click pic to play Stonewall Jackson) BritishBattles.com   Reddit   YouTube
  • Fouad Ajami: When the Obama Magic Died

    11/15/2013 1:48:36 AM PST · by Innovative · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 14, 2013 | Fouad Ajami
    The current troubles of the Obama presidency can be read back into its beginnings. Rule by personal charisma has met its proper fate. The spell has been broken, and the magician stands exposed. We need no pollsters to tell us of the loss of faith in Mr. Obama's policies—and, more significantly, in the man himself. If Barack Obama seems like a man alone, with nervous Democrats up for re-election next year running for cover, and away from him, this was the world he made. No advisers of stature can question his policies; the price of access in the Obama court...
  • Company May Be Liable as Dumping "Arranger," Judge Says

    10/03/2013 4:53:13 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | October 3, 2013 | John Cahar
    An upstate hair care products company whose returned and obsolete products were deposited in a private landfill that it never owned is potentially liable for a portion of the clean-up costs under an "arranger liability" theory, a Western District judge has held. In a lengthy application of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2009 holding in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway v. United States, 556 U.S. 599, Chief Judge William Skretny said that even though Zotos International did not dump hazardous materials on a site in Seneca County, it effectively "arranged" for the disposal and, under Burlington Northern, may be liable...
  • Ministers refuse to mark Waterloo: Campaigners say Government do not want to offend France

    06/13/2013 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 44 replies
    Dail;yMail ^ | June 13, 2013 | Ian Drury
    Tt is often regarded as the British Army’s greatest military victory. Led into battle by the Duke of Wellington, UK troops routed Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, a triumph ushering in almost a century of peace and stability in Europe. But the Government is refusing to mark the battle’s 200th anniversary in 2015 amid suspicions it does not want to offend France. SNIP Brussels is spending at least Ł20million on commemorative events, including restoring the battlefield. SNIP James Morrow, secretary of Waterloo 200, ...said he was ‘disappointed’. SNIP ‘The Belgian government has spent millions on events to commemorate the...
  • University of Waterloo rebukes pro-abortion protesters for shutting down Canadian MP’s talk

    03/15/2013 2:18:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LSN ^ | Patrick B. Craine
    WATERLOO, Ontario, March 15, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The University of Waterloo has rebuked the group of pro-abortion protesters who shouted down a talk by a Canadian MP on Wednesday. Pro-life MP Stephen Woodworth got through one-third of his talk at the Waterloo Students for Life event before the protesters occupied his podium. Even though the space was booked properly, campus security refused to intervene on the grounds that the protesters had an equal right to free speech, say the organizers. But in a statement to LifeSiteNews.com on Thursday night, the university rebuked the protest as an effort to silence Woodworth....
  • Missing cousins update: Two bodies found in the woods

    12/05/2012 3:12:21 PM PST · by xjcsa · 10 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | December 5, 2012 | Courier Staff
    EVANSDALE, Iowa --- Authorities today said hunters found two bodies in a wooded area. While they did not say they were the missing girls from Evansdale, law officers said it was not the end they had hoped. Capt. Rick Abben said the two bodies were found in an undisclosed wooded area about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. The bodies have been taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy and to get a positive identification. Elizabeth Collins, now 9, of Evansdale, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, now 11, of Waterloo, who are cousins, have been missing from Evansdale since July 13 --...
  • Waterloo Teen Arrested for Throwing Snowball (yes, a SNOWBALL)

    01/26/2012 7:52:07 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 80 replies
    WATERLOO, NY--the Waterloo Police Department reports the warrant arrest of Christopher G. Ludwig, 17 of 79 Stark Street Waterloo, NY for Harassment in the second degree and for a violation of the Village of Waterloo Municipal Code. The arrest is a result of a complaint where it is alleged that Ludwig did throw a snow ball, striking another person which did cause pain and redness to the victim’s leg. Ludwig was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear on a later date.
  • POLITICO : Rick Perry schools Michele Bachmann in Waterloo (personal charm vs rock star aloofness)

    08/15/2011 10:53:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/15/2011 | Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin
    WATERLOO, Iowa — Rick Perry came to Michele Bachmann’s hometown Sunday evening and schooled the newly minted Iowa front-runner in her native state’s demanding retail political culture. The day after Perry announced his candidacy and Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll, the two candidates spoke to the Black Hawk County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day dinner, the sort of endless regional event that is a staple of the long Iowa campaign. Both candidates offered conservative standards, promising to slash government spending and ease regulations to jump-start the private sector economy. Perry promised to use his presidential veto pen “until all ink...
  • Gov. Rick Perry to speak at GOP dinner in Waterloo (Iowa) Sunday

    08/09/2011 11:42:12 AM PDT · by xjcsa · 1 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | August 9, 2011 | Josh Nelson
    WATERLOO, Iowa --- Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be making his first appearance in the Cedar Valley Sunday at the Black Hawk County Republicans' Lincoln Day dinner. Both Mac McDonald, the county GOP chairman, and Mark Miner, a Perry spokesman, confirmed his appearance today. This will also Perry's first visit after the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames on Saturday. Perry has not officially announced his intentions to run, but he's widely rumored to be considering a bid. Perry will be speaking at a fundraiser in South Carolina, the first Southern primary, according to the Associated Press. Black Hawk County officials...
  • Bachmann Launches Presidential Campaign

    06/27/2011 9:05:43 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 241 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 June 2011 | Staff
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, stressing her Iowa roots and appealing directly to Tea Party voters, came out swinging Monday as she formally launched her campaign for president. Buoyed by a strong showing in several recent polls, the Minnesota congresswoman cast her campaign as the voice for "constitutional conservatives" looking for a government that lives within its means while giving the private sector the room to grow. She launched a broadside against President Obama for racking up too much debt while stimulating too little job growth and vowed to make him a "one-term president." "We cannot afford four more years of Barack...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Bachmann to announce in Waterloo next month

    05/26/2011 7:19:00 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 59 replies
    A ganette rag | 5/26/11 | TONY LEYS
    Gannett Rag - Link Only http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/05/26/bachmann-to-announce-in-waterloo-next-month/
  • Braley pressing Iowa Legislature for passenger rail funding

    05/11/2011 6:05:59 PM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 11 May 2011 | James Q. Lynch
    U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley is calling on Iowa lawmakers and Gov. Terry Branstad to fund the state’s share of the cost of developing a high-speed rail connection between Iowa City through the Quad Cities to Chicago. Iowa and Illinois have secured $230 million in federal funding for an Amtrak route between Chicago and Iowa City. The project now depends on Branstad and the Legislature fulfilling Iowa’s $20 million commitment to the project, according to Braley, whose district includes the Quad Cities. He has written to Branstad as well as House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal,...
  • DeMint: If vote to raise debt ceiling is GOP's Waterloo, 'let it be'

    04/14/2011 11:55:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/14/11 | Jordan Fabian
    DeMint: If vote to raise debt ceiling is GOP's Waterloo, 'let it be'By Jordan Fabian - 04/14/11 10:03 AM ET A top conservative senator on Thursday indicated he is willing to go to extreme lengths to prevent a vote on raising the debt ceiling, even if it hurts the Republican Party politically. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said on the conservative Laura Ingraham Show he is considering filibustering an upcoming vote to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit if it doesn't contain other fiscal reforms. Asked if that would serve as the GOP's "Waterloo" in the 2012 elections, the senator...
  • Is Wisconsin Really the GOP Waterloo?

    03/11/2011 6:04:07 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 32 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-11-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Some liberal, E.D. Kain, over at Forbes has posed the question of whether the public union fight in Wisconsin will be the GOP Waterloo. And not just Wisconsin, but also Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Florida, and the rest of the over-reaching state Republicans. Governors like Scott Walker, Rick Scott, and Jan Brewer are riding on the coattails of the Tea Party, but they've become blind to the dangers of their radical policies.More here First of all, there isn't a Waterloo without a Napoleon to lead us there. I know there are a lot of mental midgets on the left, but...
  • Waterloo: Obama’s approval at 42%, down eight points in three weeks

    09/24/2010 2:02:54 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9-24-10 | Allahpundit
    The president’s approval rating now stands at 42 percent – an all time low in CNN polling and 8 points lower than where Obama was only three weeks ago. Moreover, 56 percent of all Americans think the president has fallen short of their expectations… In even worse news for congressional Democrats, likely voters say they are considerably more likely to vote for a candidate the president opposes than one he supports. On the other hand, 50 percent of voters said they would be more likely to vote for a Tea Party-backed candidate while a third of Americans said Tea Party...
  • Obama's Real Waterloo

    06/18/2010 9:56:42 AM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 9 replies · 439+ views
    Citizen5408 ^ | 6/182010 | Greg C
    It is, perhaps, fitting that it was on this day, June 18 in 1815, that Napoleon met his Waterloo. For, 195 year later, to the day, it seems that Barack Hussein Obama (Milhous to those who know him), is meeting his own Waterloo, this time in the actual water of the Gulf of Mexico. The metaphor is so neat, it's almost trite, but I submit it anyway. It's also fitting that Napoleon lost the battle largely because he had to wait for the field to dry, it was too muddy to advance on...Obama's Real Waterloo
  • The Thrill is Gone

    05/28/2010 6:24:41 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 7 replies · 617+ views
    youtube ^ | May 28, 2010 | chatter4
    While Dodd lies about the lack of safety devices on the oilrig and tries to blame Bush for the disaster in the Gulf, at least two of Obama's greatest supporters, appear to have finally begun to turn on the Messiah, for his lack of concern and leadership.
  • Nancy Pelosi: House vote may come next week

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her members Friday to brace themselves for a climactic health care vote as early as next week, warning them to clear their schedules for next weekend and promising to stay in session until the landmark vote, people present said afterwards.
  • Robert Gibbs Freudian Slip? Talks About Families in "Waterloo" When Discussing Health Care (Video)

    01/20/2010 7:43:43 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 247+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/20/10 | HAP
    Robert Gibbs talking to Ed what's his name on MSNBC talks about the families in Waterloo, what is on his mind? Scott Brown's election was Obama's Waterloo? I think so...
  • The Process of Passing Health Care

    12/23/2009 9:15:26 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 496+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 22 Dec 2009 | Megan McArdle
    Libertarians are process people, something that our political opponents find impossible to believe can be real, rather than disingenuous.  So when I say that I think Lawrence v. Texas might be the right result morally but the wrong result legally, it must be that I secretly want sodomy to be illegal, or at the very least don't care.  Or when I am troubled by government intervening in the Chrysler bankruptcy process, it's because I hate unions.  And of course, when I am against post-hoc legal judgments against bankers or their bonuses, it's just because I'm an apologist for rich people....
  • Newsweek Political Correspondent: Losing Olympics Good for Obama

    It goes without saying the Obama-loving media will be in full damage control mode this weekend trying to spin Friday's announcement that Chicago will not be the host of the 2016 Olympics, but this one has to take the cake: Losing the Olympics Bid Is Good for Obama
  • The United States' Waterloo: The Obama Presidency

    09/19/2009 5:43:20 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 10 replies · 794+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | September 19, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    There was much talk about Obama's Waterloo being health care reform. His last stand on having any chance of having any respectability in his presidency will soon fade-away and that last stand is his approval ratings on foreign policy. Those approval ratings will be soon to fall. Unfortunately, the United States' Waterloo is the Obama presidency. The fact is, if you look at each topic like the economy, health care reform and foreign policy, Obama is implementing policies in the United States that will hurt the United States. Enter now, the foreign policy blunders that Obama is about to embark...
  • Pelosi: Forget censure of Wilson (it would actually permit an airing of grievances and defense)

    09/10/2009 12:36:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 82 replies · 3,577+ views
    UPI ^ | 9-10-2009 | no byline
    Democrats must drop efforts to censure a GOP representative who shouted "You lie" during President Obama's speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. Democratic leaders Thursday were looking into what formal action the House could take against Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., whose outburst during Obama's address on healthcare reform to a joint session of Congress the night before, shocked the chamber, The Hill reported. "It's time for us to talk about healthcare, not Joe Wilson," said Pelosi, D-Calif. One option Democrats considered was censure. Pelosi nixed censure, as well as a call for Wilson to apologize on the floor. "I'm...
  • 'We All Make Mistakes': Obama Accepts Rep. Joe Wilson's Apology

    09/10/2009 11:50:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1,487+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/10/09 | HUMA KHAN, KAREN TRAVERS, SUNLEN MILLER and JAKE TAPPER
    Republicans Distance Themselves From Heckler Who Shouted "You Lie!" During Obama's Speech President Obama said he accepts the apology of Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., who interrupted the president's speech last night to yell, "You lie!" after a line about how health insurance would not be provided to illegal immigrants. Share The president brushes off Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during health care speech. "I'm a big believer that we all make mistakes," the president told reporters today following a meeting with his Cabinet members. "He apologized quickly and without equivocation, and I'm appreciative of that."
  • Dems heckled Bush, but Wilson was different

    09/10/2009 7:13:36 AM PDT · by indcons · 64 replies · 2,753+ views
    Politico ^ | glenn thrush
    Joe Wilson's 15 minutes of infamy notwithstanding, Democrats were pretty rough on George W. Bush during a joint sessions a few years back. Two examples: In 2004, Democrats delivered a “Chorus Of Boos” during Bush's Bush’s State Of The Union when he called for renewal of the Patriot Act., according to the Washington Times. In 2005, Dems howled, hissed and shouted "No!" when Bush pushed for Social Security reform in the SOU: "Foreshadowing the contentiousness of the coming debate, Democrats broke decorum and booed twice," according to the National Journal. At the time, CNN's Bill Schneider remarked, “It was unusual....
  • *Excerpts of Obama's Speech for Tonight Released*

    09/09/2009 2:51:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 1,090 replies · 27,380+ views
    Breaking News Online ^ | September 9, 2009 | BNO.com
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The White House released the following excerpts from President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress later on Wednesday. "I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last. It has now been nearly a century since Theodore Roosevelt first called for health care reform. And ever since, nearly every President and Congress, whether Democrat or Republican, has attempted to meet this challenge in some way. A bill for comprehensive health reform was first introduced by John Dingell Sr. in 1943. Sixty-five years later, his...
  • So what alternate "activites" does everyone have planned during "The Speech"?

    09/09/2009 12:16:09 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 165 replies · 2,592+ views
    09 Sept 2009 | US Navy Vet
    Just wondering.
  • A Perfect Political Storm Is Heading Straight for Obama and Democrats

    09/03/2009 4:19:47 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 78 replies · 4,059+ views
    FoxNews ^ | September 03, 2009 | Karl Rove
    August was the worst month of Barack Obama's presidency. And he seems to know it--he is now planning to deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress 232 days into his administration in a desperate attempt to save his biggest domestic priority, overhauling health care. He has already had the budget-busting $787 billion stimulus package, a budget that doubles the national debt in five years, an earmark-laden appropriations bill that boosted domestic spending nearly 8%, and a cap-and-trade energy tax that limped through the House with dozens of Democratic defections (and which has stalled in the Senate). These achievements...