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  • Now You Tell Us, Mr. President!

    03/18/2009 4:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,600+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 17, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Imagine that last fall before being elected, Barack Obama had outlined the positions he has embraced since being inaugurated as president. An honest campaign speech could have gone something like this: "As we approach Election Day, the American people should not waste the crisis we find ourselves in. "Consequently, if elected, I promise to get us over the Bush financial meltdown with a stimulus program that will borrow $787 billion — which, of course, will add to the already sizable deficit (nearly $500 billion) projected in the Bush administration's last budget. "By March of next year, my new $3.6 trillion...
  • Electing a Child to be President

    03/17/2009 5:39:32 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 22 replies · 1,017+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 17, 2009 | Alan Caruba
    The last time America elected a young President it was John F. Kennedy, age 44 when he took office. The result was the Bay of Pigs fiasco involving an ill-fated invasion of Cuba to overthrow Fidel Castro and the decision to step in for the defeated French in Vietnam. Other comparable decisions were cut short by his assassination. We remember him mostly for his stirring inaugural speech, but his choice of Lyndon Johnson as his Vice President gave us the escalation of the Vietnam War and Great Society social spending that proved to be a waste of billions. Now we...
  • David Broder: End of the Honeymoon

    03/14/2009 5:22:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 2,385+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 15, 2009 | David S. Broder
    Two months into his presidency, it is far too soon to make any judgments about Barack Obama's prospects. All we really know is that he has assembled the rudiments of an administration and launched a batch of ambitious but unproven initiatives. But it is not too soon to say that the Obama honeymoon is over. His critics in Washington and around the world have found their voices, and they are subjecting his administration to the kind of skeptical questioning that is normal for chief executives once they settle into their jobs. Obama still enjoys broad public support, but it is...
  • Obama Owes John McCain an Apology (Obama and MSM bamboozles Americans)

    03/13/2009 3:10:23 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies · 970+ views
    american spectator ^ | 3/13/2009 | Philip Klein
    This is pretty shocking. Today, President Obama said, "if we are keeping focused on all the fundamentally sound aspects of our economy, all the outstanding companies, workers, all the innovation, and dynamism in this country, then we're going to get through this. And I'm very confident about that." Video below. It seems like ages ago, but when John McCain came out in September and said the "fundamentals of the economy are strong" candidate Obama responded furiously, in what became a defining moment of the campaign. Back then, McCain's said, "And my opponents may disagree, but those fundamentals -- the American...
  • Friendly Fire Shows Obama Losing Focus

    03/13/2009 6:13:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,891+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 13, 2009 | MICHAEL BARONE
    We've been hearing a lot of criticism of Barack Obama in recent days from pro-Obama corners — from celebrity investor Warren Buffett, from moderate conservative columnist David Brooks, from one of the Democratic Party's deepest thinkers, William Galston — all along the same lines: Put aside your plans, announced in your budget, for national health insurance, for a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gases, for effectively abolishing the secret ballot in unionization elections. And, they might have added, for plans to reduce charitable deductions to channel money away from charities and nonprofits and toward the government. Pay attention to the...
  • Obama Orders the Destruction of Human Embryos

    03/13/2009 8:57:41 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies · 1,126+ views
    ICR ^ | March 13, 2009 | Lawrence Ford
    ...President Obama’s reversal of the embryonic stem cell ban sentences these embryos to the category of disposable life, a clear indicator that the president values the free exercise of science over the life of the unborn. But there is much more to the president’s decision. Dr. Guliuzza continued:
  • A change for worse

    03/13/2009 3:56:07 AM PDT · by xtinct · 22 replies · 1,637+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/13/09 | Michael Graham
    What George W. was to “strategery,” Barack Obama is to “change.” Every time he uses the word, America stifles a laugh. Change? Please. One year ago, then Sen. Obama pledged to change “an earmarks process in which many of the projects being funded fail to address the real needs of our country.” Fifty days ago, President Obama promised to change the culture in Washington by “going through the budget line by line.” But on Wednesday, Obama slipped into Dick Cheney’s old “undisclosed location” and signed the $410 billion, 9,000-earmark pork-u-lust bill. In just 50 days, Obama and the Democratic Congress...
  • The O is for Overrated

    03/12/2009 11:50:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies · 2,133+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 13, 2009 | Richard Baehr
    In his campaign for the Presidency, candidate Barack Obama and his minions relied on several key messages: I am for change (I am not George Bush);I am the candidate who will break through the racial barrier and show how America (and yes, you the voter) can be part of this noble uplifting effort;I am young and vigorous but also calm and composed (not like John McCain);I am a gifted speaker who will inspire you. Experience, and in particular executive experience, was not much discussed, since Obama had less of both than any candidate for President in history.  And Obama also...
  • Buyers Remorse: Obama Numbers Below Bush's at Same Point

    03/13/2009 3:51:27 AM PDT · by sswenviron · 18 replies · 1,078+ views
    Environmental Republican ^ | 3/13/09 | Scott
    Obama came in with a feeling of hope that was mostly sustained by the compliant media. His win against McCain was substantial but no where near what one would consider enormous or provided a mandate to enact every single policy he had. Think Reagan in 1980 and you'll see a mandate. His ambitious agenda was championed by the media and every miscue was glossed over but in the age of You Tube, blogs and Fox News, people heard about and saw them. From his seemingly intentional snub of PM Gordon Browm to the Hillary embarrassment with the Russia FM, it...
  • The Obama three-step

    03/13/2009 5:16:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 552+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 13, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    Barack Obama has perfected a three-step maneuver that could never even be attempted by a politician lacking his rhetorical skill or cool cynicism. First: Denounce your presidential predecessor for a given policy, energizing your party's base and capitalizing on his abiding unpopularity. Second: Pretend to have reversed that policy upon taking office with a symbolic act or high-profile statement. Third: Adopt a version of that same policy, knowing that it's the only way to govern responsibly or believing doing otherwise is too difficult. Repeat as necessary. The latest instance of the three-step in action is the matter of presidential signing...
  • Now, Obama Tells Us?

    03/13/2009 5:18:58 AM PDT · by curth · 4 replies · 437+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | Friday, March 13, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Imagine that last fall before being elected, Barack Obama had outlined the positions he has embraced since being inaugurated as president. An honest campaign speech could have gone something like this: “As we approach Election Day, the American people should not waste the crisis we find ourselves in. “Consequently, if elected, I promise to get us over the Bush financial meltdown with a stimulus program that will borrow $787 billion — which, of course, will add to the already sizable budget deficit (nearly $500 billion) projected in the Bush administration's last budget. “By March of next year, my new $3.6...

    03/13/2009 6:26:13 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies · 912+ views
    NY Post ^ | Mar. 13, 2009 | JOHN BOLTON
    THE Obama administration is increasingly fixed on resolving the "Arab-Is raeli dispute," seeing it as the key to peace and stability in the Middle East. This is bad news for Israel - and for America. In its purest form, this theory holds that, once Israel and its neighbors come to terms, all other regional conflicts can be duly resolved: Iran's nuclear-weapons program, fanatical anti-Western terrorism, Islam's Sunni-Shiite schism, Arab-Persian ethnic tensions. Some advocates believe substantively that the overwhelming bulk of other Middle Eastern grievances, wholly or partly, stem from Israel's founding and continued existence. Others see it in process terms...
  • Semper Fi! US Marine applause a bit different for Obama than Bush

    03/13/2009 6:48:34 AM PDT · by slomark · 23 replies · 1,429+ views
    [Watch incredible video highlighting contrast] This is a remarkable video. It clearly demonstrates the difference in how two presidents are greeted by the United States Marines. The jarheads’ greeting for President Bush is deafening. The greeting for President Obama is, well, polite. Semper fi, indeed.
  • Is the Obama honeymoon over?

    03/13/2009 7:00:43 AM PDT · by meandog · 22 replies · 1,243+ views
    Canadian Chronicle-Herald ^ | March 12 | BOGDAN KIPLING
    PRESIDENT Barack Obama is a whirlwind, a political miracle, a man of action on multiple fronts. He fits several moulds without straining. The moulds are easily explained. As a successful politician, he strives to appeal to as many voters as he can. For independents, he is inclusive. He is digestible to more Republicans than any survey shows. For his own party’s faithful, he is all things to all of them. Mr. Obama’s gambit is harder than it appears. As is their tradition, Democrats are split in fractious wings and flying off in all directions at once. Left liberals demand nanny-state...
  • Obama Confident In Economy And His Recovery Plan

    03/12/2009 8:08:45 PM PDT · by topfile · 22 replies · 1,390+ views
    VOA ^ | 12 March 2009 | Kent Klein
    U.S. President Barack Obama says he is optimistic that the economy's long-term future is strong if officials can solve structural problems with the global economy. The president shared his views on the state of the economy with the leaders of some of America's biggest companies. President Obama expressed guarded confidence to business leaders gathered in Washington, as he promoted his economic plan. "I do not think things are ever as good as we say and they are never as bad as they say. Things, two years ago, were not as good as we thought, because there were a lot of...
  • Source: attorney withdraws from Treasury job (2nd Choice for Number 2 position)

    03/12/2009 5:24:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 861+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News / The Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2009 | Martin Crutsinger
    A prominent New York attorney has withdrawn from consideration for the No. 2 job at the Treasury Department, the second person to drop out of the running for the post, a Democratic source said Thursday. The Democratic source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved personnel matters, said that H. Rodgin Cohen had asked to have his name removed from consideration for the job of deputy Treasury secretary.
  • Victoria Jackson on Obama: ‘All Of A Sudden A Communist Appears!’ ("Obama wants to be Castro")

    03/12/2009 1:11:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 3,228+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | March 12, 2009
    "Well, I've never been involved in politics. 'Cuz it's just neh neh neh, neh neh neh. But all of a sudden it was, it was: Oh, Hillary Clinton is a socialist, she wants to socialize medicine. Well, I'll have to vote against her. And then all of a sudden a communist appears! Out of nowhere! And that's when I started to get involved."
  • Barack Hussein Obama is a committed Marxist -- what are Americans going to do about it?

    03/12/2009 9:16:00 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 66 replies · 4,253+ views
    Renew America ^ | March 12, 2009 | Marie Jon
    On Nov. 5, 2008, Americans woke up to a very real Marxist coup — although most didn't realize it. I sat down and cried while a huge crowd gathered and were cheering. I intuitively knew something was very wrong. After watching Barack Hussein Obama aggressively pursue his agenda as president, I now understand why. Most Marxist coups rely on deception — and that was certainly true of this one. Just about everything Obama said during the campaign was a calculated lie. His handlers and key supporters were equally willing to lie and deceive to gain advantage. Once Marxists seize power...
  • Just Say 'No' To Stimulus (Why Gov. Mark Sanford did the right thing)

    03/12/2009 10:16:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 477+ views
    Stimulus: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is saying no to some federal bailout money. Good for him. Others now bellying up to the bailout bar will soon learn that oldest of maxims — there's no such thing as a free lunch. Sure, Sanford would love some of the $787 billion in "stimulus" cash. But he understands what many others can't seem to grasp — that once the federal government gets into your business, it's hard to get it out again. "Our objections to the so-called stimulus bill have been well-chronicled for the way it spends money that we don't have...
  • George Soros doesn’t want to “change” America. He wants to destroy it.

    03/12/2009 10:43:38 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 34 replies · 1,186+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/18/2009 | Joy Tiz
    The term “euphemism” refers to the substitution of a vague or milder term for one that may be considered harsh, offensive or blunt. Example: George Soros is a “philanthropist”. If by “philanthropist” we mean one who creates chaos, destruction and financial ruin for his own personal gain, it’s a perfect fit. Calling Soros a philanthropist is rather like referring to the Nazi block wardens as Neighborhood Watch. Soros certainly gives lots of money away. But a philanthropist acts to improve the human condition. Soros acts solely to improve the Soros condition. Despite the lofty sounding rhetoric about an Open Society,...