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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,...
  • Report: Police Union Accuses Ayers in Deadly 1970 San Francisco Bombing

    03/12/2009 10:46:20 AM PDT · by edcoil · 13 replies · 845+ views
    A San Francisco police union has accused former domestic terrorist William Ayers, co-founder of the Weather Underground, and his wife in a 1970 bombing that killed one sergeant, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The union, in a letter to a conservative organization lobbying for arrests in the case, accused Ayers and wife Bernardine Dohrn of bombing a city police station.
  • Are you smarter than me?

    03/12/2009 2:13:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 53 replies · 1,573+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2009 | Alicia Colon
    If you surf the Internet, you've seen the ads for IQ tests which claim: Barack Obama's IQ is (the numbers vary from 135-171); Joe Biden's is 150; Hillary Clinton's is 155 and so on. Naturally, Republicans are rated much lower and a fake article on the presidents' IQ once claimed that George Bush's IQ was the lowest of all. The ad goes on to ask-Are you smarter than...? Well, I am and I can prove it unlike all these so-called claims of how smart our newly elected president is. There may be substance to these judgments of Barack Obama's intelligence,...
  • “Change” Under Obama: From Dumb to Dumber and From Bad to Worse

    03/12/2009 5:06:18 AM PDT · by GoodDay · 7 replies · 914+ views
    George Reisman's Blog on Economics ^ | March 7, 2009 | George Reisman, Ph.D.
    The last occupant of the White House often gave the impression of having an inadequate command of the English language and of experiencing great difficulty in speaking in grammatical sentences and using words in accordance with their proper meaning. The present occupant of the White House speaks impeccable English, with crisp, clear pronunciation. Nevertheless, his actual knowledge—of economics, of the meaning of individual rights, and of the nature of government—appears to lag far behind that of his bumbling predecessor. Furthermore, while Bush may be accused of disregarding the rights of foreign terrorists at war with the United States, Obama is...
  • ‘Frankly They Think They Can Roll Him’

    03/12/2009 5:22:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies · 2,633+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On this morning’s Today, Fineman unloaded on Obama. Asked by Matt Lauer whether it was “just reality” that Pres. Obama signed a bill laden with earmarks after campaigning against them, Fineman turned Obama’s catchphrase against him: “Well, he was faced with a situation that he said he couldn’t change. But of course that’s what his campaign is about. The important thing politically in Washington, Matt, is everybody’s trying to take their measure of Barack Obama, all the power players in Washington. And frankly, they think they can roll him, based on the evidence of this thing.” For a president to...
  • Obama, Geithner Receive Failing Grades From Economists in Survey

    03/12/2009 5:33:53 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies · 504+ views
    Fox ^ | 3/12/2009 | Fox
    President Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received failing grades for their efforts to revive the economy from participants in the latest Wall Street Journal forecasting survey. Their assessment stands in stark contrast with Obama's popularity with the public, with a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll giving him a 60 percent approval rating. But a majority of the 49 economists polled is dissatisfied with the administration's economic policies. On average, they gave the president a mark of 59 out of 100, and although there was a broad range of marks, 42 percent of respondents graded Obama below 60. Geithner fared...
  • The White House Misfires on Limbaugh

    03/12/2009 6:42:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies · 2,192+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/12/2009 | Karl Rove
    Presidents throughout history have kept lists of political foes. But the Obama White House is the first I am aware of to pick targets based on polls. Even Richard Nixon didn't focus-group his enemies list. Team Obama -- aided by Clintonistas Paul Begala, James Carville and Stanley Greenberg -- decided to attack Rush Limbaugh after poring over opinion research. White House senior adviser David Axelrod explicitly authorized the assault. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel assigned a White House official to coordinate the push. And Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gleefully punched the launch button at his podium, suckering the White House...

    03/12/2009 6:44:12 AM PDT · by johnpaul · 32 replies · 2,066+ views
    Obama is getting his butt kicked in this MSNBC poll grading him on his job so far. Let them know what you think.
  • A Presidential Crisis of Competence

    03/11/2009 3:53:52 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 13 replies · 858+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 11 | Tom Blumer
    Less than two months into this administration, three things are clear. First, its agenda is every bit as radical as many of us expected and feared. Based on President Barack Obama’s supposedly unimportant past, there was every reason to believe that this would happen. That some Obama supporters are surprised is a “tribute” to a media elite that treated decade-plus relationships with radicals Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, and others as “distractions from the real issues,” and to a McCain campaign that refused to treat Obama’s candidacy as the threat that it was, and now is. Second, despite strong signals that...
  • Obama: Moving Guantanamo inmates won't harm U.S. towns

    03/11/2009 4:56:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 693+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/11/09 | staff
    In stark contrast with Obama's popularity with the public, a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll gave him a 60% approval rating -- but a majority of the 49 economists polled are dissatisfied with the administration's economic policies. President Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received failing grades for their efforts to revive the economy from participants in the latest Wall Street Journal forecasting survey.
  • Obama's tax policies to suck the life out of the valley [silicon]

    03/11/2009 6:00:26 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 829+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 3-12-09 | Jim Powell
    Silicon Valley became famous as a great incubator of partnerships that helped develop companies like Apple, Cisco, eBay, Google, Intel and Sun Microsystems. But if President Barack Obama has his way, Silicon Valley will be hammered. Obama outlined a budget that would more than double federal taxes on general partners — the entrepreneurs who incur the risk of assembling and managing partnerships for startups, distressed companies, real estate projects and other ventures. A significant part of their compensation is what is termed "carried interest" — generally a 20 percent share of what's left over after a portfolio company has been...
  • Ex-Petraeus top aide balks at Obama plan

    03/11/2009 6:48:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 679+ views
    The Mercury ^ | 3/6/09 | Ned Seaton
    A former top aide to Gen. David Petraeus criticized President Barack Obama's decision to remove combat troops from Iraq within 19 months, saying he "assumed more risk than he should have" in order to fulfill a campaign promise. Peter Mansoor, who served as executive officer to Petraeus during his time in Iraq, contended in a visit to Manhattan that the military's own 36-month timetable for a drawdown was "much less risky." That's because it would have left heavy U.S. forces in Iraq through the upcoming Iraqi elections and the subsequent jockeying for positions in the national government. By ordering a...
  • Obama, Geithner Get Low Grades From Economists ["The Obama team has blown it,".......]

    03/11/2009 3:10:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies · 2,248+ views
    Obama, Geithner Get Low Grades From Economists By PHIL IZZO U.S. President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received failing grades for their efforts to revive the economy from participants in the latest Wall Street Journal forecasting survey. Charts and Full Results Their assessment stands in stark contrast with Mr. Obama's popularity with the public, with a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll giving him a 60% approval rating. But a majority of the 49 economists polled is dissatisfied with the administration's economic policies. On average, they gave the president a mark of 59 out of 100, and although there...
  • Oh my: Public opposes second stimulus this year by two-to-one margin

    03/11/2009 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 1,110+ views ^ | March 11, 2009 | Allahpundit
    It seems like just yesterday that I was wondering if The One had miscalculated by expecting a bailout-weary public to support more than one gargantuan stimulus bill. Oh right — it was yesterday. Remember to emphasize confidence when you’re pitching this next one, Nancy. Just 27% of voters nationwide favor passage of a second economic stimulus package. The latest Rasmussen Reports nationwide telephone survey found that 55% are opposed and 19% are not sure. Despite the public opposition, 74% say it’s likely that Congress will try to pass another stimulus plan before the year is out. That figure includes 45%...
  • President Obama's Pandering

    03/11/2009 12:28:49 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 17 replies · 484+ views
    Lou Dobbs' Show/CNN ^ | March 10, '09 | Lou Dobbs
    President Obama today left little doubt that he intends to pursue a pro-amnesty agenda. The president continues to court the pro-illegal alien movement with a speech to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on education. Education of course is a major concern for all Americans, whatever their ethnic origins.
  • Why Some Black Leaders 'Hate' President Obama

    03/11/2009 12:54:27 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 24 replies · 1,827+ views
    New Amercian Media ^ | 3/9/2009 | Cash Michaels
    ... Keyes, who is party to a lawsuit alleging that President Obama assumed the office illegally because he has not proven to Keyes that he is a natural-born citizen (the state of Hawaii, which has Obama’s original 1961 birth certificate locked away, confirms the president’s citizenship), alleges even further constitutional calamity for the nation. ''I'm not sure he's even president of the United States,'' Keyes, who refuses to address Obama as “president” continued, ''and neither are many of our military people...who are now going to court to ask the question, 'Do we have to obey a man who is not...
  • 124,351 voters of MSNBC want Obama to - EPIC FAIL

    03/11/2009 12:18:28 PM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 86 replies · 4,570+ views ^ | 03.11.09 | Kevin McCullough
    Isn't MSNBC the most off-the-hinges left wing whack job bastardized substitution for journalism in existence? Isn't it the home of the inventive and mostly imaginative and seldom true ramblings of Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann where venting against all things Christian or Conservative are demonized and the only acceptable form of worship IS Obama as Messiah? So how on earth will MSNBC explain that at 3pm EST on Wednesday, MSNBC web traffickers are FLUNKING "President Jebus" by 60%?
  • Grade Obama on MSNBC - was at 62 now at 55 "F"

    03/10/2009 11:57:37 AM PDT · by barnieca · 28 replies · 1,748+ views ^ | 03/10/09 | Barneica
    If you haven't already voted, please go vote. I gave Usurper in Chief an "F". He was up to 62% with an "F" last night, but he is only failing with a 55% now. ACORN and Obama's bloggers must have been busy last night.
  • Taliban to Obama: Get a Clue!!

    03/10/2009 12:24:17 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 27 replies · 953+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | March 10Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    When President Obama first took the presidential seat he vowed that he would reach out to Muslims. Recently he had stated that we should be reaching out to "moderate" members of the Taliban. What Obama does not understand are that these people are hellbent on creating an Islamic world and there is no middle ground with them. The Taliban has issued a state which confirms this.

    03/10/2009 2:46:30 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 26 replies · 1,622+ views ^ | 3/9/09 | Michael Savage
    Barack Obama has now issued 17 executive orders.
  • Scum Of The Earth

    03/10/2009 2:42:19 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 3 replies · 424+ views
    America Needs Me ^ | 03/10/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    Here's one of the biggest differences between me and the average evangelical Obama supporter I run into: I get angry at people on both sides of the aisle with great frequency. Yes, it would be easy to sit around and lob snark arrows at President Obama, Wraith Reid and the Botox Hag all day long, they give me plenty of material. I, however, am continually disappointed by politicians from both major parties these days. There is a common misconception with most on the left that we on the right were just A-Okey-Dokey with everything the Bush administration and GOP lawmakers...
  • "If you were grading Barack Obama on his performance as president, what would he get?" Poll FReep

    03/10/2009 3:03:29 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 30 replies · 1,441+ views ^ | Mar. 10, 2009 | msnbc
    Poll to FReep, FReep. 57% give Obama an F @ MSNBC!!! BWAAA HAHAHAHAHA!!!
  • Market Now Down 32% Since Obama Took Office

    03/10/2009 4:38:52 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 13 replies · 892+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 10, 2009 | Michael Eden
    CBS News reports: When he took office on January 20, the Dow was at 9625, and it closed today at 6546, down 32 percent in the last 50 days. Imagine that: virtually a full third of our economy is just gone now. Well over two trillion dollars in American wealth has now gone to money heaven. Now THAT is "Change you can believe in!" Get ready for more and more similar "change" (defined as your money changing hands into the government's coffers) as we proceed through this "historic" Obama presidency. Mind you, the only people who are surprised by the...
  • Taliban say Obama's call on moderates "illogical"

    03/10/2009 5:27:46 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 120 replies · 4,796+ views
    Reuter ^ | Tue Mar 10, 2009 | Reporting by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by David Fox
    Afghanistan's Taliban on Tuesday turned down as illogical U.S. President Barack Obama's bid to reach out to moderate elements of the insurgents, saying the exit of foreign troops was the only solution for ending the war.snip"The Taliban are united, have one leader, one aim, one policy...I do not know why they are talking about moderate Taliban and what it means?," "If it means those who are not fighting and are sitting in their homes, then talking to them is meaningless. This really is surprising the Taliban."
  • Obama's First 50 Days AOL Poll (Over 268,000 votes, almost 50% rate performance as "Poor"!)

    03/10/2009 6:27:42 PM PDT · by Painesright · 9 replies · 1,235+ views
    AOL ^ | 03/10/09 | AOL
    (March 10) -- The media makes a big deal about a president's first 100 days, using that span of time to gauge how effectively a leader wields his new power. But given the historic nature of Barack Obama's presidency and the economic turmoil that is rocking the nation, many commentators are examining his performance after just 50 days in office.
  • Things President Obama Does Instead of Watching Stock Market

    03/10/2009 8:05:11 PM PDT · by Zechariah_8_13 · 9 replies · 675+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 7 2009 | Ernie Mannix
    1. Hides from Harry Reid in the White House’s old bowling alley. 2. Check his Blackberry’s GPS for Hillary’s location. 2a. Chooses the furthest country from Hillary’s present location and tells her to go there next. 3. Tells knee-slapping Biden Jokes. 4. Daydreams about the good old days of the campaign. 5. Compares notes with Pelosi. 6. Helps decorate the new “Census Room.” 7. Dreams up creative phrases for ‘lowering’ taxes. 8. Hums an annoying tune and shakes his head, to avoid thinking about the surge’s success. 9. Checks in with Pelosi. 10. Enters Oval Office and does some bitchin’...
  • Fox News launches letter campaign to apologise via British Embassy for Barack Obama's "diss"

    03/10/2009 10:47:33 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 31 replies · 1,214+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | March 11, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    On the Right and Left, the saga of Gordon Brown's Washington visit continues to run and run here in the US. Fox News's Glenn Beck has just upped the ante by displaying the address of the British Embassy on screen and urging his 2.2 million viewers to write to tell the British people: "They don't suck. We appreciate them." Or something like that. At the liberal end of the spectrum, Jon Stewart of the Daily Show is joining in the mirth. Like Beck, he gets much mileage out of the Obama present of a box set of DVDs, in return...
  • Regarding salty talk aimed at the president (or other officials) vs visits from the SS

    03/05/2009 12:43:09 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 539 replies · 22,727+ views
    March 5, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Unfortunately, we are saddled with a communist sympathizer in the White House. I don't know whether or not he's an actual card carrying commie, but he's definitely an America-hating, anti-capitalist Marxist leftist who thinks communism is the way to go. Now I remember when America used to fight against communism. It wasn't that long ago. Many of us on FR are veterans of wars against communism and some of us believe that American citizens who are communists are the enemy within, ie, the domestic enemy we've sworn to defend against. American citizen? hmmmm... that may be a loophole for Obama....
  • Voters' Obama Folly Coming Home to Roost

    03/11/2009 2:04:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies · 1,601+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    It's only been 7 weeks since the man whose resume fits nicely on the back of a postage stamp became the most powerful human being in the universe. As Presidents go, Barack Obama has proven at least one thing true: change is like the flip of a coin. Change can bring the best of times; change can bring the worst of times. And anyone over the age of twelve ought to have known that. Instead, 52% of the American electorate has run around like a bunch of howling ninnies for the past year chanting like a horde of Jim Jones'...
  • Dems: Obama Budget Dead in the Senate

    03/11/2009 6:34:26 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 36 replies · 2,331+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | March 11, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    President Steamroller is running over his own guys.
  • A Turning Tide? (Even Newsweak turning on Obama)

    03/11/2009 6:43:36 AM PDT · by quesney · 60 replies · 2,220+ views
    Newsweak ^ | Howard Fineman
    Surfer that he is, President Obama should know a riptide when he's in one. The center usually is the safest, most productive place in politics, but perhaps not now, not in a once-in-a-century economic crisis. Swimming in the middle, he's denounced as a socialist by conservatives, criticized as a polite accommodationist by government-is-the-answer liberals, and increasingly, dismissed as being in over his head by technocrats. Luckily for Obama, the public still likes and trusts him, at least judging by the latest polls, including NEWSWEEK's. But, in ways both large and small, what's left of the American establishment is taking his...