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  • Snub for Obamas as Royal sources reveal they will not be invited to Prince William's wedding

    12/17/2010 7:21:12 AM PST · by katieanna · 112 replies
    Mail Online ^ | December 17, 2010 | FAY SCHLESINGER
    President Obama and his wife Michelle will not be invited to Prince William's wedding next year. Because Prince William is not yet heir to the throne, his wedding to Kate Middleton is not classed as a ‘state occasion’ – and the couple feel under no pressure to fill the 2,000-strong guest list with heads of state, the Mail understands. They are more eager to ask ordinary citizens and charity workers than foreign dignitaries and VIPs to what will be the first royal ‘people’s wedding’, courtiers suggested. A handful of heads of state are likely to be invited in line with...
  • Obama releases his “in-your-face” hounds

    10/23/2008 1:24:04 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 43 replies · 2,222+ views ^ | 9/19/08 | Michelle Malkin
    My second syndicated column of the week looks at Barack Obama’s Call to Strong Arms. Looks like the “in-your-face” brigade has already struck — and vandalized GOP offices in Indiana and Florida. Expect more. We’ve been here before. *** Obama releases his “in-your-face” hounds by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2008 Warning: If your neighbor’s got an “Obama ‘08″ bumper sticker or lawn sign, you might want to double-check your door locks at night. The One has commanded his Purveyors of Change to go forth and proselytize to the unbelievers. And they’re not going to be knocking gently like Avon...
  • Eliminating 25 million Americans

    10/23/2008 9:44:53 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 76 replies · 2,617+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 23, 2008 | Thomas Lifson
    That was the plan of the Weather Underground after taking power. The same Weather Underground headed by Barack Obama's friends William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, the people in whose house he launched his political career, and with whom he has worked and spoken on the subject of educational reform. Confederate Yankee discovered a video clip of testimony given by former Weather Underground member/FBI informant Larry Grathwohl, in which he speaks the following chilling words: I asked, "well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" and the reply was that they'd have to...
  • NRA has 'anti-gun' Obama in its sights

    10/20/2008 10:12:13 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 1,232+ views ^ | October 19, 2008 | Cox News Service
    WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is spending more than $10 million to keep Barack Obama from occupying the White House. The formidable gun-rights group is waging a full-court press against the Illinois senator and Democratic nominee for president, claiming that Obama would be the "most anti-gun president in American history." Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, the political and lobbying arm of the group, said Obama's talk of supporting the Second Amendment does not match his record. "It's shameless at best for a candidate like Barack Obama, who has a lifetime of support...
  • Obama Camp Asks DoJ For Investigation (Stop investigating ACORN!)

    10/19/2008 12:52:01 AM PDT · by XHogPilot · 35 replies · 1,760+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 17 October 2008 | KYLE TRYGSTAD
    Obama campaign counsel Bob Bauer has sent a letter (.pdf) to the Department of Justice requesting that Special Prosecutor Dannehy -- who is currently investigating the firings of U.S. Attorneys -- expand her investigation to look into whether any administration officials have worked in a joint effort with the McCain campaign and the RNC in legitimizing the allegations of vote fraud. In the letter, Bauer asks for an inquiry into what he calls a "systematic development and dissemination of unsupported, spurious allegations of vote fraud." On a conference call with reporters, Bauer went further in explaining their position. "These [vote...
  • An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches

    10/17/2008 1:01:22 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 115 replies · 3,882+ views
    THE EVIDENCE IS HERE: This document contains over 60 pages of evidence and analysis proving Barack Obama’s use of a little-known and highly deceptive and manipulative form of “hack” hypnosis on millions of unaware Americans, and reveals what only a few psychologists and hypnosis/NLP experts know. Barack Obama’s speeches contain the hypnosis techniques of Dr. Milton Erickson, M.D. who developed a form of “conversational” hypnosis that could be hidden in seemingly normal speech and used on patients without their knowledge for therapy purposes. Obama’s speeches intentionally contain: Obama’s techniques are the height of deception and psychological manipulation, remaining hidden because...
  • Evidence Mounts: Ayers Co-Wrote Obama's Dreams

    10/16/2008 10:55:24 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 60 replies · 1,749+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2008 | Jack Cashill
    Evidence continues to mount that Barack Obama had substantial help from Bill Ayers in the creation of his 1995 book, Dreams From My Father, a book that Time Magazine has called "the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician." The evidence falls into five general categories, here summarized. The discovery of new matching nautical metaphors from both Ayers and Obama that almost assuredly came from the same source: Ayers, a former merchant seaman. The discovery of a Bill Ayers' essay on memoir writing, whose postmodern themes and phrases are echoed throughout Dreams. A newly discovered book chapter from 1990...
  • The Brady Campaign, a gun control group, endorses Democrat Barack Obama for president

    10/13/2008 10:14:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,056+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | October 13, 2008 | NA
    Associated Press WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and Joe Biden won the endorsement Monday of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The group is named after Jim Brady, the press secretary to former President Reagan, who was gravely wounded by a gunman who tried to assassinate Reagan in 1981. Paul Helmke, the organization's president, said Obama and Biden would strengthen background checks on gun purchasers, get assault weapons off the streets and give law enforcement more tools to stop illegal gun trafficking. "The Obama-Biden ticket will work with law enforcement, gun violence victims and ordinary citizens who want to do...
  • Obama's record on guns says it all

    10/14/2008 8:42:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Evansville Courier ^ | October 14, 2008 | CLARENCE H. WILLIAMS
    I am not sure where Chuck Baur (community comment, Oct. 6) gets his information on Barack Obama being the "candidate of outdoorsmen" and how Obama supports our Second Amendment rights. He is no friend of the Second Amendment. The man talks a good show, but his past anti-gun actions betray him. Let's look at the facts of Obama and his stance on guns: FACT: Before running for president, Obama expressed support for banning many types of firearms. On a 1996 questionnaire, Obama answered "yes" to a question about his support for legislation to "ban the manufacture, sale and possession of...
  • John R. Lott Jr.: Taking aim at Obama's stance on gun control

    10/14/2008 10:10:07 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,950+ views ^ | Oct. 14, 2008 | John R. Lott Jr.
    The candidate says he supports the right to bear arms. The record says otherwise. Barack Obama claims he is a friend of gun owners. He certainly has convinced the media. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Times said the NRA's opposition to Obama seemed strange because "Obama does not oppose gun rights. He has made a point of pounding this home to rural audiences, telling them he has no intention of taking their guns away: not their shotguns, not their handguns, not anything." From the Boston Globe to, the media and their watchdogs have uncritically recited Obama's statement that he...
  • This could be the game changer (updated)

    10/12/2008 1:39:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies · 4,389+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2008 | Thomas Lifson
    Someone with the unlikely name of Molotov Mitchell has produced a 10 minute and 52 second video [watch it below] that could well change the terms of the election -- if enough people watch it. Illuminati Productions has posted it to YouTube. They have provided the voting public a very professionally and engagingly done video generation equivalent of a long detailed article in a place like American Thinker. It makes accessible to the general public some of the serious questions about Obama's citizenship status that have been vetted almost exclusively in the conservative web world. You can't get most voters...
  • The Coming Obama Thugocracy

    10/11/2008 12:18:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 64 replies · 2,260+ views ^ | October 11, 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." 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...
  • Who Wrote Dreams From My Father? (From the author's analysis, Bill Ayers was the ghostwriter!)

    10/09/2008 12:10:06 AM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 3,095+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 09, 2008 | Jack Cashill
    Prior to 1990, when Barack Obama contracted to write Dreams From My Father, he had written very close to nothing.  Then, five years later, this untested 33 year-old produced what Time Magazine has called -- with a straight face -- "the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician." The public is asked to believe Obama wrote Dreams From My Father on his own, almost as though he were some sort of literary idiot savant.  I do not buy this canard for a minute, not at all.  Writing is as much a craft as, say, golf.  To put this in...
  • Obama and Guns: Two Different Views (John R. Lott, Jr.)

    10/07/2008 9:00:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 990+ views ^ | April 07, 2008 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Something happens to Democrats on the gun issue when they run for president. For John Kerry during 2004, it was awkwardly posing in brand new hunting gear at a seemingly endless series of hunting photo-ops. But in what will probably be the most improbable change, the Politico reported on Saturday that Barack Obama was making a big play for gun votes in Pennsylvania. It is not particularly surprising that this change is occurring with the crucial Pennsylvania primary soon approaching. With about one million of the country’s 12.5 million hunters, Pennsylvania is number one in the nation in the amount...
  • Obama's Foul Weather Friends

    09/15/2008 11:44:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 1,317+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2008 | Scott Swett and Roger Canfield
    The lack of media interest in the role of former domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn in Democratic nominee Barack Obama's political ascent in Chicago is one of the most remarkable aspects of the 2008 presidential campaign.  When the question is raised at all, reporters are quick to repeat Sen. Obama's claim that his relationship with the two former bomb-makers was fleeting and casual.  Some cite Chicago mayor Richard Daley's defense of Ayers as a "distinguished professor of education" and "a valued member of the Chicago community."  Why then should there be cause for concern?     Weatherman: bombs, rage and...
  • Gun Groups, Buoyed by Court Ruling, Are Working for More

    09/04/2008 1:45:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 311+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | Sept. 4, 2008 | John M. Donnelly
    Gun rights groups are planning a busy election season. To maintain momentum gained from the Supreme Court’s ruling in June striking down the District of Columbia’s handgun ban and declaring that the Second Amendment grants individuals a right to own firearms, the gun groups have launched the most ambitious voter registration and education drives they’ve ever attempted. Congressional election endorsements from the National Rifle Association (NRA) are due this month. Also on tap is a media blitz by multiple groups in competitive districts. At the Republican convention, strategic planning is under way. “It’s a chance for us to sit down...
  • Obama: ‘I’m Not Going to Take Your Guns Away’

    09/05/2008 2:32:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 201 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 5, 2008 | Christopher Cooper
    The Obama campaign talks a lot about new ideas and expanding the political map, but in the swing state of Pennsylvania, which the campaign has focused on almost exclusively since the Democratic convention, old-school issues still rise to the fore. The latest example came Friday during a small political event at SCHOTT North America Inc., a glass factory in Duryea, Pa., where even a hand-picked crowd threw Barack Obama a curve ball. A woman in the crowd told Obama she had “heard a rumor” that he might be planning some sort of gun ban upon being elected president. Obama trotted...
  • Fear the Government That Fears Your Gun

    08/20/2008 1:34:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 139+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 08/19/2008 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    In West Texas, it was not uncommon to see the bumper sticker “fear the government that fears your gun” on a lot of pick-up trucks during both terms of the Clinton administration. Like the rest of the South and much of the Midwest, we were hypersensitive to the thought of having our right to keep and bear arms infringed upon in any way. Moreover, common sense and annual FBI crime statistics taught us that 99.9% of the population only used their guns for defensive reasons, thus we were particularly leery of an administration that sought to take away our instruments...
  • Chicago Annenberg Challenge Shutdown? (Anoter Obama Coverup?)

    08/18/2008 5:19:33 AM PDT · by Renfield · 28 replies · 656+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8-18-08 | Stanley Kurtz
    Although the press has been notably lax about pursuing the matter, the full story of the Obama-Ayers relationship calls the truth of Obama’s account seriously into question. When Obama made his first run for political office, articles in both the Chicago Defender and the Hyde Park Herald featured among his qualifications his position as chairman of the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a foundation where Ayers was a founder and guiding force. Obama assumed the Annenberg board chairmanship only months before his first run for office, and almost certainly received the job at the behest of Bill Ayers. During...
  • Dreams From My Farmer - If Obama is a reformer, why doesn’t he vote like one?

    08/10/2008 8:50:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 131+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 05, 2008 | David Freddoso
    August 05, 2008, 7:00 a.m. Dreams From My FarmerIf Obama is a reformer, why doesn’t he vote like one? By David Freddoso When conservatives complain about the Obamalovefest all around, it’s not all a reaction to the messianism. The more down-to-earth complaint is that mainstream-media organs have uncritically bought a key idea promoted by Obama’s well-crafted media campaign: that he is a reformer, a positive agent of change who reaches across partisan divides and bucks parochial interests for the common good. This idea is a great lie, and there is a long record to prove it in Springfield and...
  • Obama’s Preemptive Indignation - For a postracial candidate, he sure takes offense easily.

    08/11/2008 12:39:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 266+ views
    City Journal ^ | 8 August 2008 | Nicholas Wapshott
    What does the recent brouhaha about race in the presidential election tell us about Barack Obama? On the one hand, the scuffle has revealed him as more ruthless and cynical than he might like to appear to his young, idealistic supporters, which may not be a bad thing. That he is not as nice as he looks is good news if he is to counter the world’s tyrants. But his campaign has also revealed a less flattering side: a willingness to silence political opponents by airing imaginary grievances. Obama apparently considers false indignation a legitimate weapon in his political arsenal....
  • America Finally Getting Sick of Obama

    08/11/2008 8:56:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 267+ views ^ | August 11, 2008 | Jayme Evans
    Americans are much smarter than our media or political leadership give us credit for Well, it’s unanimous. For the first time since this endless election cycle started, it appears that people are finally getting sick and tired of hearing about Barack Obama. Recent news reports show that large percentages of Americans believe Obama is completely over-exposed and given far too much praise and positive publicity. It would be nice if the nation could focus on a different subject, perhaps one that actually has some substance, but the mainstream media simply won’t allow that to happen. Instead of providing coverage of...
  • The Obama/Wright/Kilpatrick Collision

    08/11/2008 9:51:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies · 133+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 8/11/2008 | Steve Mitchell
    Two percent. That's the percent of voters outside the "Motor City" that have a favorable impression of embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. You don't have to be a pollster to understand how strongly disliked Kilpatrick is throughout Michigan. Sit in any restaurant or bar, and all you hear is people talking about Kilpatrick's troubles. Indicted in March on eight felony counts for committing perjury during a whistleblower trial that eventually cost the city about $9 million, the Mayor spent one night in jail on August 7th for violating his bond and then was arraigned the next day for a new...
  • Why Barack Obama Will Not Win

    08/11/2008 7:41:07 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 46 replies · 194+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 11, 2008 | Steven M. Warshawsky
    There is palpable anxiety, even despair, among many Republicans and conservatives over the possibility that Barack Obama will be elected president this November.  This anxiety is being fueled by the mainstream media's fawning coverage of Obama's every word, while shamelessly downplaying John McCain's campaign; by public opinion polls that purport to show Obama "leading" the race over McCain; and by political commentators, on both sides of the aisle, who believe this is the Democrats' "election to lose," based on historical cycles, an uneven economy, high gas prices, continuing opposition to the Iraq War, and President Bush's dismal approval ratings. I...
  • Growing doubts weaken Obama, polls show

    08/06/2008 9:16:43 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 32 replies · 134+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 6, 2008 | S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan
    Growing doubts weaken Obama, polls show White, independent voters hedge S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Growing doubts among white working-class and independent voters blunted the momentum of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential run in recent days, leaving him in a tight contest with Republican candidate Sen. John McCain, pollsters say. "His bubble hasn't burst, but it's leaking a little bit," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "It is not massive. It is incremental, but we've seen it across the board in all of these states, that [Mr. McCain] is doing better among...
  • Obama Abandons Commitment to Iraq Withdrawal Timetable

    07/23/2008 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 161+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 22 , 2008 Jul | Scott
    Senator Obama refuses to be boxed in between what he considers two “false choices”, either:1) …On such and such date, come Hell or high water we’ve gotten our troops out, and be blind to anything that happens in intermediate months2) …completely defer to whatever the commanders on the ground say (because his military and strategic knowledge is better than theirs)LINKBy dismissing out of hand the absoluteness of a calender date by which all Americans will be out of Iraq, Senator Obama has just capitulated the political left’s dogma for the past six years (a debate that started in 2002 before...
  • Behind Maliki's Games

    07/22/2008 10:09:28 PM PDT · by flyfree · 12 replies · 102+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2008 | Max Boot
    There is some irony in the fact that Democrats, after years of deriding Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a hopeless bungler and conniving Shiite sectarian, are now treating as sacrosanct his suggestion that Iraq will be ready to assume responsibility for its own security by 2010. Naturally this is because his position seems to support that of Barack Obama. A little skepticism is in order here. The prime minister has political motives for what he's saying -- whatever that is. An anonymous Iraqi official told the state-owned Al-Sabah newspaper, "Maliki thinks that Obama is most likely to win in...
  • Michelle Obama in Denver: Barack is candidate of change

    07/22/2008 11:08:18 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 94+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 16, 2008 | David Montero
    Michelle Obama was both personal and policy-driven while speaking to a crowd of about 150 who paid from $1,000 to $10,000 to sip wine, eat dinner standing up and hear her talk. She got the laughs - telling a story about how Barack Obama had asked her out - but she also got solemn silence when she painted contrasts between her husband and his Republican rival, Sen. John McCain. "We have one candidate who essentially is telling us every day that the world as it is is just fine, that what we've been doing for the last eight years is...
  • Who Does Obama Think He Is? (A political messiah, who — unlike Reagan and Kennedy — needn't...)

    07/18/2008 6:31:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 301+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 18, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    A political messiah, who — unlike Reagan and Kennedy — needn't bother to do anything. Barack Obama wants to speak at the Brandenburg Gate. He figures it would be a nice backdrop. The supporting cast — a cheering audience and a few fainting frauleins — would be a picturesque way to bolster his foreign-policy credentials. --snip--After all, in the words of his own slogan, “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” which, translating the royal “we,” means: “I am the one we’ve been waiting for.” Amazingly, he had a quasi-presidential seal with its own Latin inscription affixed to his...
  • Poll Finds Obama’s Run Isn’t Closing Divide on Race

    07/16/2008 9:49:46 AM PDT · by Baladas · 36 replies · 174+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and MEGAN THEE
    Americans are sharply divided by race heading into the first election in which an African-American will be a major-party presidential nominee, with blacks and whites holding vastly different views of Senator Barack Obama, the state of race relations and how black Americans are treated by society, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. The results of the poll, conducted against the backdrop of a campaign in which race has been a constant if not always overt issue, suggested that Mr. Obama’s candidacy, while generating high levels of enthusiasm among black voters, is not seen by them as evidence...
  • The Candidate As Cult Leader

    07/16/2008 4:49:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,097+ views ^ | July 16, 2008 | Michael Medved
    Barack Obama isn’t just conducting a political campaign; he’s launching his very own religious cult. Under the headline “Obama Supporters Take His Name as Their Own,” the New York Times reported on a bizarre fad among the candidate’s enraptured acolytes: across the country, they’ve begun adopting his middle name, Hussein. “The result is a group of unlikely sounding Husseins,” writes reporter Jodi Kantor, “from Jaime Hussein Alvarez of Washington, D.C., to Kelly Hussein Crowley of Norman, Oklahoma, to Sarah Beth Hussein Frumkin of Chicago.” One of the key elements in many religious cults involves a name change – like transitioning...
  • Memo from Leni Riefenstahl

    07/09/2008 5:00:52 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 26 replies · 212+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/9/08 | clarice feldman
    Rally Memo From: Leni Riefenstahl To: Barack Hussein (dare I say it?) Obama Subject: Ideas for the rally Dear Mr. Obama: I've been reading of your plans for the Invesco Field mass rally in Denver. I've had some experience documenting such things and am delighted to offer my suggestions. You are the one I've been waiting for.
  • Axelrod's Fall Riefenstahl Strategy

    07/10/2008 12:32:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies · 167+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 09, 2008 | Lee Cary
    This fall, watch for David Axelrod, Obama's campaign manager, to choreograph at least two post-convention mass events at least slightly reminiscent of the stagecraft of Leni Riefenstahl in 1934 Germany. Ms. Riefenstahl first heard her idol at a 1932 rally. She was enthralled by his public speaking ability and became a devotee, dedicating her genius to making films that deified The Leader. Her 1934 work entitled "Triumph of the Will," documenting a mass rally in Nuremberg, remains a movie classic with its pioneering dramatic camera work and superbly suggestive imagery. Riefenstahl, a former dancer, put a camera on a semi-circular...
  • The Lighter Side of Obama (Huge ego with no humility, he's custom made for parody!)

    07/01/2008 10:50:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 235+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 02, 2008 | Paul Shlichta
    More than halfway through one of the grimmest elections in the history of the US presidency, we gratefully snatch at any source of innocent merriment we can find. Fortunately, there is something intrinsically ridiculous about Obama's retinue of starstruck devotees. Even "Saturday Night Live", hardly a bastion of conservatism, has snickered at the slavish pandering of the media. And the hyperbolic praise of his devoted adherents verges on, or even wallows in, silliness. Younger critics may liken Obama and his followers to a rock star surrounded by groupies. But I'm inclined to hark back to Victorian models of esthetic gurus, such...
  • Obama Misfires On Concealed Carry

    04/05/2008 1:34:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 73+ views
    IBD ^ | April 4, 2008
    Gun Control: Barack Obama says he won't take folks' guns away as long as they're hunters. But when the hunted are his constituents, well, that's different: He opposes concealed carry and the right to self-defense.There's something about an election that brings out the sportsman in a Democratic presidential candidate. Recall John Kerry's sudden fondness for hunting four years ago. And speaking in Idaho earlier this year, Barack Obama told the crowd, "We got a lot of hunters in the state of Illinois, and I have no intention of taking away folks' guns." Except he does. In a 1996 questionnaire, Obama...
  • Obama's Callous Indifference

    06/29/2008 10:42:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 43 replies · 124+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 6-30-08 | Peter Kirsanow - OP/ED
    Return to the Article June 30, 2008Obama's Callous IndifferenceBy Peter Kirsanow Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen declares that Barack Obama is " 'likable enough' -- in fact, so much so that he is the most charismatic presidential candidate I have seen since Robert F.Kennedy." Well, even though I've  never spoken with Obama, I don't like him very much  (I did testify with him [and a few others] once about a bill he'd sponsored on voter intimidation, but at the time he didn't impress me as unlikable, just a little intellectually lazy) . This hasn't always been the case.  Until...
  • Obama’s Boys of Summer

    06/30/2008 10:02:54 AM PDT · by safetysign · 5 replies · 155+ views
    City Journal ^ | 06/29/2008 | Daniel J. Flynn
    A Who’s Who of 1968 radicals supports the candidate. Backing a major-party candidate for president would have been anathema to Michael Klonsky 40 summers ago, when the organization he led, Students for a Democratic Society, urged young people to spurn elections. “By ’68, our line was ‘Vote in the Streets,’” Klonsky told me last spring. “We thought we had to fight with Eugene McCarthy and those people.” In August 1968, protesters clashed with police outside the Democratic Party’s national convention in Chicago—but far from being political innocents who took to the streets to protest Vietnam War hawks’ capture of the...
  • On the Second Amendment, Don’t Believe Obama!

    06/11/2008 1:32:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 63+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | June 06, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   On the Second Amendment, Don’t Believe Obama!   Friday, June 06, 2008   On the Second Amendment,Don’t Believe Obama! The presidential primary season is finally over, and it is now time for gun owners to take a careful look at just where apparent nominee Barack Obama stands on issues related to the Second Amendment. During the primaries, Obama tried to hide behind vague statements of support for “sportsmen” or unfounded claims of general support for the right to keep and bear arms. Print PDF version But his real record, based on...
  • Obama’s Unofficial Slogan: ‘No, You’re Wrong.’ - Whatever happened to his ‘pang of shame’?

    06/11/2008 12:56:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 216+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 11, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    June 11, 2008, 6:00 a.m. Obama’s Unofficial Slogan: ‘No, You’re Wrong.’Whatever happened to his ‘pang of shame’? By Jim Geraghty As Barack Obama’s campaign becomes defined by a series of embarrassments — his assessment of what small-town residents cling to, a mentor who believes the government created HIV, a friend of 20 years who takes to the pulpit and demands whites give up 401(k) accounts to atone for their ancestor’s racist sins, a wife who pledges to take away some people’s pie and give it to others, an associate who expresses no regret over planting a bomb in a...

    06/06/2008 6:59:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 146 replies · 250+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 6, 2008 | GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON - An emboldened Barack Obama browbeat Sen. Joe Lieberman on the Senate floor after the self-proclaimed "Independent Democrat" slammed the candidate on behalf of Republican John McCain. Flexing his new power as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Obama greeted Lieberman, a prominent McCain backer, on the Senate floor Wednesday - then promptly led him by the hand to a back corner to give him a talking-to. "He had him pinned against the wall," said one Senate aide who saw the tete-a-tete...
  • Rezko: Guilty - For an untouchable change agent, Obama certainly has a lot of questionable...

    06/05/2008 11:31:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 70+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 05, 2008 | Stephen Spruiell
    June 05, 2008, 0:00 a.m. Rezko: GuiltyFor an untouchable change agent, Obama certainly has a lot of questionable associates. By Stephen Spruiell Talk about bad timing. Barack Obama’s friend and fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko was found guilty today of mail fraud, wire fraud, soliciting bribes, and money laundering in connection to a federal investigation into political corruption in the state of Illinois. Rezko now faces sentencing on 16 of 24 counts, some of which carry punishments of up to 20 years in prison. The verdict comes as Obama is securing the Democratic nomination and trying to put behind him...
  • Obama's Church: Why Hillary Cried - Father Michael Pfleger

    05/30/2008 10:25:40 AM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies · 412+ views ^ | NA | NA
  • It’s the Communism, Stupid

    05/29/2008 7:14:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 151+ views
    NewsByUs.Com ^ | 5/29/08 | Cliff Kincaid
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to deflect a question about his relationship with terrorist Bill Ayers by saying that he “engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old” and that he was now a professor and a neighbor. The real issue is whether Obama shares Ayers’ communist views. Obama admitted to exchanging ideas with Ayers on an irregular basis but did not say what those ideas were. But we know that Ayers, rather than just being a 1960s “radical,” was a member of a Marxist-Leninist communist group. The Weather Under-ground, or Weathermen, wasn’t just...
  • John Fund: The Obama Gaffe Machine

    05/30/2008 3:35:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 86+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 30, 2008 | JOHN FUND
    For months, Barack Obama has had the image of an incandescent, golden-tongued Wundercandidate. That image may be fraying now. As smart and credentialed as he is, Sen. Obama is often an indifferent speaker without a teleprompter. He has large gaps in his knowledge base, and is just as likely to dig in and embrace a policy misstatement as abandon it. ABC reporter Jake Tapper calls him "a one-man gaffe machine." Take the Auschwitz flub, where Mr. Obama erroneously claimed last weekend in New Mexico that his uncle helped liberate the Nazi concentration camp. Reporters noted Mr. Obama's revised claim, that...
  • Kennedy Talked, Khrushchev Triumphed

    05/21/2008 9:09:31 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 16 replies · 430+ views
    IN his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy expressed in two eloquent sentences, often invoked by Barack Obama, a policy that turned out to be one of his presidency’s — indeed one of the cold war’s — most consequential: “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Kennedy’s special assistant, called those sentences “the distinctive note” of the inaugural. They have also been a distinctive note in Senator Obama’s campaign, and were made even more prominent last week when President Bush, in a speech to Israel’s Parliament, disparaged a willingness to...
  • Bugged by the miracle of Obama

    05/12/2008 5:08:42 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 30 replies · 90+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2008 | James Lewis
    Is anyone else bothered by the superhuman rise of Barack Obama? Granted all his virtues, his intelligence, his fast footwork, and the grand rhetoric of his stump speech. Does anyone feel bothered by the fact that he has a conspicuously invisible track record, and that his Illinois years are marred by doctrinaire leftism and intimate connections with the Chicago Machine? Here's a telling fact: Michelle Obama is the daughter of a Daley Machine precinct captain. She grew up watching Chicago politics up close; now she is its biggest homegrown star. Maybe it's not that hard to understand Obama marrying Michelle...
  • Hillary Clinton's Nuclear Option

    05/09/2008 12:25:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 56 replies · 188+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 09, 2008 | Ned Barnett
    Most pundits are telling Senator Hillary Clinton that it's all over but the shouting.  The math is against her.  However, the math is also currently against Senator Obama -- neither candidate can earn the needed majority in the remaining primaries.  The decision will be made by the Democrats' superdelegates, who are not obligated to decide whom they support until the convention. And they are empowered to change their allegiance at any time, based on their "read" of what's best for the party. This means that until the first ballot in Denver in August, Hillary still has a chance. Conventional wisdom...
  • Grandma Got Over at the Press Club

    05/04/2008 9:23:05 AM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 22 replies · 58+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | May 3, 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Four score and seven years ago… No, wait, my mistake. Two score and seven or eight days ago, Barack Obama gave the greatest speech since the Gettysburg Address, or FDR’s First Inaugural, or JFK’s religion speech, or (if like Garry Wills in The New York Review of Books, you find those comparisons drearily obvious) Lincoln’s Cooper Union speech of 1860. And, of course, the Senator’s speech does share one quality with Cooper Union, Gettysburg, the FDR Inaugural, Henry V at Agincourt, Socrates’s Apology, etc: It’s history. He said, apropos the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, that “I could no more disown him...
  • Obama Tackles Bread-and-Butter Issues in Indiana

    04/28/2008 8:26:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 105+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 28, 2008 | NICK TIMIRAOS
    Appeal Refocused Amid Tight Race After Clinton Win ANDERSON, Ind. -- Barack Obama recast his call for change by speaking more directly to voters' economic concerns as polls show him in a dead heat with Hillary Clinton in Indiana. The shift comes amid signs that Sen. Obama's lofty appeals for hope and change may not be resonating with financially insecure voters, and may even be driving them away. Campaigning in central Indiana, which has been hit hard by plant closings this decade and where unemployment is two percentage points above the national average, the presidential candidate spoke about how he...
  • The Moment of Truth for the Left has Arrived

    04/27/2008 10:48:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 78 replies · 146+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4-28-08 | James Lewis
    Return to the Article April 28, 2008The Moment of Truth for the Left has ArrivedBy James Lewis If you haven't listened to Jeremiah Wright's hate sermons at Hugh Hewitt's website, you must do so.  Every American with open eyes and ears has to listen to the voice of racial hatred, coming not from the Klan but from a clergyman of the Christian Left. Reading his words isn't enough, because you won't hear the unmistakable meaning of his vocal intonations. If you are a person of good will you will feel upset. But it's of the utmost importance to understand this...