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  • Obama Makes Birth Certificate Joke on Kenya Trip

    07/25/2015 3:11:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    If you can't beat members of the "birther" movement, join 'em. That's the approach President Obama took on Saturday night in Kenya, his father's homeland, when he made a wisecrack about his birthplace — which suspicious critics have harped on for years. "Some of my critics back home might be suggesting I'm here to look for my birth certificate," Obama said while making a toast at a state dinner hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta. "That's not the case." In 2011, Obama made his birth certificate public after so-called birthers questioned his eligibility to be president, claiming he was not a...
  • Video: Elderly vet protesting Obama at VFW speech gets manhandled for … holding up a sign

    07/23/2015 8:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not manhandled by security, I should note, but manhandled by two fellow vets. And I’m not exaggerating in using that word: They’re shockingly rough with a guy who looks to be in his mid-70s. A broken hip will learn the old-timer not to go mouthing off about Benghazi, I guess. Kind of surprised to find two Obama fans this ardent at a VFW gathering, to be honest. Perhaps reflecting mixed feelings about the president among veterans, Obama often drew tepid applause, especially for comments about his nuclear deal with Iran. He did, however, receive a rousing ovation after calling for...
  • You'll Be Outraged When You Hear What Outrages Obama About the Planned Parenthood Videos

    07/22/2015 4:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number 29. Folks, you have to hear this. This is the White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, at the White House daily briefing today. And as far as I know, this is the first White House comment on the videos taken of Planned Parenthood people describing the harvesting of body parts and how to do it without damaging the body parts and then selling them. This is what Josh Earnest said. EARNEST: I haven't spoken to the president about the actual videos. I have read the reports and I'm confident that he has, too, raising...
  • Obama touts VA progress, claims wait times reduced to ‘just a few days’

    07/22/2015 12:37:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 21, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    resident Obama stunned veterans, Republican lawmakers and even talk show host Jon Stewart Tuesday by claiming his administration has reduced most veterans’ wait times for a doctor’s appointment to “just a few days,” an assertion that veterans said doesn’t match reality. Speaking to the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Pittsburgh, Mr. Obama gave a mostly rosy assessment of reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs under Secretary Robert McDonald, tapped by the president last year to clean up scandals over delayed health care for veterans. “The VA is handling millions more appointments, inside and outside the...
  • Obama Wishes Muslims Happy Ramadan on Day of Tennessee Shooting

    07/17/2015 1:46:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 54 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 7/16/2015 | Jason Devaney
    As authorities investigate a deadly attack in Tennessee as a potential case of terrorism, which occurred on the heels of several attacks across the globe in recent weeks, President Barack Obama issued a statement Thursday wishing Muslims a happy Ramadan. The Muslim holy month ends Friday. [....] It's not clear what time Thursday the aforementioned White House statement was released, but Obama wished Muslims in the United States and across the world "joy" as Ramadan comes to a close. "Michelle and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating...
  • Obama: Witting or Witless?

    07/17/2015 6:31:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Mona Charen
    I was elected to end wars, not start them. -- Barack Obama The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. -- George OrwellA question has hung in the air since Barack Obama first moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and began his "fundamental transformation" of this country: Did he intend harm, or was he merely so blinded by ideology that he could not see the damage his policies were creating? The Iran deal provides an answer. At his press conference, our duplicitous leader chose to call black white and claim that the deal does the opposite of what...
  • The Silence is Deafening

    07/15/2015 9:44:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | Kate Steinle
    A criminal is gunned down by police on the streets of Ferguson, and as the community burns to the ground the Obama Administration very publicly sends in Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to investigate, and then also sends appropriately grieving representatives from the White House to attend the funeral. A known drug dealer in Baltimore with multiple felony arrests dies in police custody of an as yet undetermined and disputed cause, and the Obama Administration once again sends White House representatives to attend his funeral while the city of Baltimore burns to the ground. A young thug in...
  • The Deal of the Century

    07/15/2015 8:38:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | Cliff May
    On Friday, large crowds in Tehran and other Iranian cities burned American flags and chanted “Death to America!” On Saturday, Iranian media outlets reported that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had instructed university students to “continue the struggle against arrogant powers” – with the United States at the top of that list. On Tuesday, President Obama announced an historic agreement between Iran and the United States. It would be comforting to believe that the last of these developments mitigates the first two – that with an agreement in place, Iran’s “struggle” to bring about America’s demise will begin at least to...
  • Progress

    07/15/2015 5:34:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | John Stossel
    Obamacare! The War on Drugs! A War on Poverty! Prohibition! The idea that government will bring social progress isn't new. Europe's monarchs believed in big government long before there was a Soviet Union or a welfare state. Eighteenth-century philosopher Voltaire praised "enlightened" monarchs like Prussia's Frederick the Great. Since the nineteenth century, so-called "progressives" have wanted government to get ever larger. They got their wish. The results were not so good for people. Today pundits and protesters moan about fiscal "austerity" in nations like Greece. But if austerity means cuts in government, there hasn't been much of it. Sure, Greece...
  • Obama lawyers press appeals court to lift order on immigration actions

    07/10/2015 4:49:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The Obama administration on Friday asked a federal appeals court to lift an order blocking the president’s executive actions on immigration. A three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments from lawyers representing the Justice Department and Texas in a case challenging Obama’s programs, which could shield millions of immigrants from deportation. The judges did not rule immediately on the administration’s request. With just 18 months left in Obama’s presidency, the court battle has put his programs in peril. No matter how the court rules, the legal battle could stretch into next year. Whichever side loses...
  • Cubans Pay the Price for Obama's 'Engagement' With the Castros

    07/08/2015 4:26:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    ON JULY 1, President Obama announced the formal resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, asserting confidently that "American engagement ... is the best way to advance our interests and support for democracy and human rights." On July 5, the Communist regime in Havana delivered its customary response. It arrested more than 80 democratic dissidents, including at least 60 members of Ladies in White, a peaceful group of brave women who march weekly in support of husbands, fathers, and other relatives imprisoned in the Castros' jails. Many of those detained were hurt, some severely. One prominent human-rights activist, Antonio Rodiles, was...
  • Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) Rule Is Out

    07/08/2015 8:16:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | July 8, 2015 | Stanley Kurtz
    Today, HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the finalization of the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. A front-page article pre-emptively defending the move appears in today’s Washington Post. The final rule is 377 pages, vastly longer than the preliminary version of the rule promulgated in 2013. AFFH is easily one of President Obama’s most radical initiatives, on a par with Obamacare in its transformative potential. In effect, AFFH gives the federal government a lever to re-engineer nearly every American neighborhood—imposing a preferred racial and ethnic composition, densifying housing, transportation, and business development in suburb and city alike, and weakening...
  • All the Rage These Days

    06/26/2015 5:11:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    If you have not realized it, outrage is about the only tool left in the Democrats' political arsenal. After years of the left telling Americans there is nothing beyond this world, there is no higher and best use of one's soul because it does not exist, and the worms will start eating us the day after we die, Americans are rather tapped out of caring about much of anything. So rage it is, and the latest rage is about the Confederate battle flag. To hear commentary in popular culture, one might be forgiven for thinking the Confederate battle flag shot...
  • We Have the Authoritarian Monarch Leftists Have Always Wanted:

    06/25/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, there's no way to spin this, folks. It's just a disaster. I think many of us are witnessing now the complete corruption of Washington, DC, meaning the objective has been to corrupt the government and success appears to be, at this moment in time, in hand. As it was pointed out to me earlier today, the left has the government that they've always wanted. We have an authoritarian megalomaniac ruling like a monarch. The opposition bends over and, according to the high court, the Supreme Court, words, laws, really have no meaning. It's whatever the popular interpretation of...
  • A Holocaust Survivor Says Obama Got His Ideas From Hitler [VIDEO]

    06/22/2015 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Joe for America ^ | 6/22/15 | Michael Becker
    Kitty Werthmann lived in Austria when Hitler marched his troops in and took over. She sees parallels between growing up in Austria and living in America for the last seven years. Those who forget – or don’t learn – history are doomed to repeat it. Hitler came to power in the depth of the depression, Obama came to power, in part, as the result of a deep recession. In addition, Hitler socialized health care, he went one step further than Obama, it was free for everyone in Germany. Hitler managed to confiscate virtually every gun in Germany, Obama would if...
  • Obama Fails to Pass Trade Bill Backed By Majorities in Both Houses

    06/17/2015 4:44:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Lyndon Johnson used to say that some of his colleagues were so politically inept they couldn't find their posteriors -- actually, he used a coarser word -- with both hands. Last week Barack Obama showed that, as a legislative strategist, he belongs in that category. It's a given that he can't achieve most of his legislative goals with Republican majorities in both houses of Congress. But on trade promotion authority -- legislation to require up-or-down approval without amendments of trade agreements -- he has fumbled even though, as demonstrated on roll calls, his position is supported by a supermajority in...
  • Clueless Planless

    06/11/2015 9:47:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    We've known for a long time that Barrack Obama is clueless when it comes to dealing with what's left of Iraq. Now we also know he's still planless. Our president was in Europe earlier this week at a "Group of Seven" conference, where he met with leaders of the world's seven most industrialized economies. During his concluding remarks he made news when he said his top security advisers were still working on a plan for how to train Iraq defense forces to fight ISIS. "We don't yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the...
  • Obama under fire for saying no ‘complete strategy’ yet for training Iraqis

    06/08/2015 2:11:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 8, 2015
    resident Obama took heat Monday for admitting he doesn't yet have a "complete strategy" in hand for training Iraqis to fight the Islamic State -- months into the coordinated campaign to defeat the deadly terrorist network. "When a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon, then I will share it with the American people," Obama said, adding, "We don't yet have a complete strategy." House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said in a statement: "It is no surprise this administration does not have a 'complete strategy' for training Iraqis to fight ISIS. What is surprising is that...
  • What a catch! Suitor offers Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep, 30 goats to marry daughter Malia

    05/27/2015 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 5/27/15 | Steve Berman
    President Obama’s daughter Malia has won her first marriage offer, and boy is he a keeper! Malia, who will be 17 on July 4, received a serious matrimony proposal from a Kenyan lawyer who’s willing to put all his wealth on the table to win her hand. Felix Kiprono reportedly told the scandal-loving Kenyan tabloid The Nairobian he’s willing to pay the president 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as a dowry for Malia. ”I got interested in her in 2008,” when Malia was 10 years old, Kipromo told the newspaper. “As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated...
  • Obama Declares Wars Are Ended to No Applause

    05/26/2015 2:36:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number two -- did you see over the weekend that the war in Afghanistan's over? (interruption) Yeah. Yeah. I remember on Friday, if you recall, if you were here, you might not have been because it's a big travel weekend, but I want to revisit something. Grab sound bite number one. Let's go ahead and play audio of me last Friday as we headed into the Memorial Day weekend, 'cause this sets up this Afghanistan comment. RUSH ARCHIVE: This, to me, is one of the most important Memorial Days, and they're all important, even that...
  • DHS blames tech glitch for violating judge’s amnesty injunction

    05/16/2015 10:00:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration blamed a technology glitch for why it continued to approve new amnesty applications in February, even after a federal judge issued an injunction, telling the court late Friday that they are now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Homeland Security agency that approved the deportation amnesty applications for Dreamers despite the judge’s order, insisted it’s corrected the immigrants’ records at headquarters, but said it’s also asking the immigrants themselves to send back their three-year documents and accept two-year papers instead. The agency also told Judge...
  • Joys in the Hood: Ramping Up for "The Long Hot Summer" of 2015

    05/01/2015 4:45:07 PM PDT · by yuffy · 16 replies
    americandigest.org ^ | APRIL 29, 2015
    Today's predictable "Baltimore! Oh Baltimore!"editorial in the Wall St. Journal (The Blue-City Model) comes to an obvious conclusion with the old policy bromides the Journal's editors always slather on: Of late the progressives have been making a comeback, led by Bill de Blasio in New York and the challenge to sometime reform Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. This week’s nightmare in Baltimore shows where this leads. It’s time for a new urban renewal, this time built on the ideas of private economic development, personal responsibility, “broken windows” policing, and education choice. All of which would lead sensible people -- those...
  • Obama Says He Wants To Go Back To Community Organizing After Presidency

    05/01/2015 9:59:24 AM PDT · by yuffy · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Apr 2015 | Charlie Speiring
    President Obama spoke about his post-presidency during an event with school children today, saying he wants to go back to his life as a community organizer. “I’ll be done being president in a couple years, and I’ll still be a pretty young man,” Obama mused. “So I’ll go back to doing the kinds of work that I was doing before, just trying to find ways to help people.” Obama explained that he wanted to try to help people get jobs, and educations. He added that he also wanted to help bring businesses into “neighborhoods that don’t have enough businesses.” “That’s...
  • Obama Deal With Iran in Trouble

    04/10/2015 7:24:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Is the tide turning against President Obama's purported nuclear weapons deal with Iran? One sign that the answer is yes is the devastating opinion article in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal by former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz. The architect of Richard Nixon's opening to China and the partner of Ronald Reagan in his negotiations with the Soviet Union are diplomatic in their criticisms. They pay passing tribute to their successor John Kerry's "persistence, patience and ingenuity." But they have many disturbing questions -- I count 16 question marks in the article -- about the deal. Certainly it...
  • Obama's Iran Understanding: The Verifiable Facts

    04/08/2015 2:37:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Austin Bay
    resident Barack Obama initially touted his "historic understanding" with Iran as a transformational diplomatic step toward Middle East peace. Two days or so later, the White House called the "understanding" a "preliminary deal. " Words matter, or at least they should when the "understanding" allegedly affects a theocratic dictatorship's ability to obtain and use nuclear weapons. Both words imply a degree of agreement between parties. Regrettably, the Iranian government quickly disputed the Obama administration's claims that Tehran had made significant concessions. To say that this obvious Iranian disagreement with Obama bodes ill for the "historic understanding" is an understatement. Comparison...
  • VA Reform: Another Obama "Success Story"

    04/08/2015 4:11:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Eight months ago, President Obama put on a grand show for the troops. Surrounded by new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, assorted politicians, military leaders and a bevy of TV cameras, the commander in chief signed the "Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act." He's good at inking things. Obama condemned the "inexcusable conduct" at VA hospitals across the country (and under his own watch). He vowed to "do right by all who served under our proud flag." He promised America's veterans new "reform," "resources," "timely care" and an end to the disgraceful disability backlog. The bill he signed, in...
  • Pew poll: Heavy majority thinks Congress,

    03/30/2015 4:56:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A heavy majority, but maybe not heavy enough. If McConnell can’t muster more than 62 votes in the Senate to override an Obama veto of whatever Congress chooses passes. we’ll be stuck with this Iran sh*tburger until January 2017 at the earliest. And probably much longer than that, if we’re being honest. Nice to see President Overreach get a rebuke in the polls, though. Which is different from expecting any sort of meaningful public backlash if he makes a deal over Congress’s objections.At first glance that looks like a neatly consistent result. Americans favor giving their representatives the final say...
  • When Things Get Hard

    03/09/2015 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    When the going gets hard, do you have confidence in yourself to meet the challenge? Do you have what it takes to persevere? If you listen to many politicians, you can understand why many Americans have more self-doubt than self-confidence. They're told that the shrinking middle class is a victim of the success of the wealthy and that the next generation of Americans won't even have the opportunities you have now. When teens ask futurist Dan Burrus what career they should pursue, he replies, "Fifty percent of what you could do hasn't been invented yet." Your best strategy--learn how...
  • Why Obama’s Deal with Iran Cannot Be Trusted

    03/08/2015 6:54:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    I frequently rail against people making assumptions in their thinking. I often castigate others for taking a viewpoint without either actually experiencing what they are commenting on or assuming facts they don’t have in hand about others’ decisions. But there can be an occasion where arriving at a conclusion may be done based on sufficient history and adequate analysis. In the case of Obama negotiating with Iran, if they are able to come to an agreement, it is highly likely it cannot be trusted. I am not one to state that President Obama is doing this for his legacy. Presidents...
  • Top 6 instances of disrespect toward President Obama (barf alert)

    03/06/2015 7:24:03 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/5/15 | Jonathan Capehart
    In his address to a joint meeting of Congress this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds.” Forgive me for believing the latter and not the former. If the circumstances of how Netanyahu came to be in the well of the House two weeks before he stands for election were any more shady, they would constitute an eclipse. Tuesday’s spectacle got me thinking about all the instances of folks throwing shade at the current occupant of the Oval Office. Herewith are...
  • ON EVE OF SPEECH, OBAMA SMEARS NETANYAHU

    03/02/2015 8:36:44 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/15 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Barack Obama took a stab at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Reuters on Monday, on the eve of Netanyahu’s controversial speech to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday morning. Obama said that Netanyahu “made all sorts of claims” about the interim nuclear deal with Iran that turned out to be untrue. Yet Obama mischaracterized Netanyahu’s remarks, and misrepresented Iranian compliance with the terms of the interim deal. Obama’s full comment on Monday was: “Netanyahu made all sorts of claims. This was going to be a terrible deal. This was going to result in...
  • There's Nothing Unpatriotic About Challenging Obama on Iran

    02/27/2015 7:17:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel. Unless there's a reversal in the reported deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, all the superficial talk about this extraordinary friendship between Israel and the United States isn't going to mean much. And the histrionics surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech in front of a joint session of Congress only confirm that there are plenty of people who are happy about it. First, Americans were supposed to be outraged because Netanyahu engaged in a breach of protocol....
  • Obama's Highhanded Immigration Hypocrisy

    02/27/2015 5:48:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Honestly, are any of my Democratic friends even slightly bothered by President Obama's habitual and brazen lawlessness and what that could mean for our liberties? Does it bother them that he implemented two new administration programs to halt deportations and allow work permits for up to 5 million immigrants living illegally in the United States after clearly admitting he didn't have the constitutional authority to do so? Does it bother them that after having done so, despite his insincere promise, he has been openly defiant about the decision U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen made in favor of the states trying...
  • Is Liberalism Exhausted?

    02/27/2015 5:39:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine. MSNBC is not a very formidable network, but its wheezing is similarly instructive. MSNBC's slogan is "Lean Forward," which has a robust sound to it. But it turns out the phrase is a more apt descriptor of how the Peacock Network's mini-me is poised to teeter off its perch and plunge beak-first into...
  • Illiberal Approach to Immigration Only Invites More Acrimony

    02/26/2015 4:27:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Obama's executive order that overrode existing immigration law. The result is more acrimony and chaos. It is a good time to remember that there are more than just two types of immigration -- legal and illegal. There also exist liberal and illiberal approaches to immigration. Take liberal immigration. It is governed by laws passed by Congress and signed and executed by the president. Nearly all Americans accept that no individual can pick and choose which federal statute he chooses to obey, depending on his own perceived self-interest. Liberal immigration would be entirely legal,...
  • Many Americans Still Struggling In Dismal Obama Economy

    02/25/2015 5:24:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The new Republican Congress is just getting started, and the American people are waiting to see how lawmakers deal with the issues they care about most. Anyone who's followed the polls over the course of the Obama administration knows that the economy and jobs have been among our strongest concerns. The Gallup Poll reinforces this in its latest survey, asking people what they think are the biggest problems facing our country. "Economic problems" was, not surprisingly, their top concern -- mentioned by nearly 40 percent, followed by unemployment/jobs generally, the budget deficits and the federal debt, in that...
  • The Community Organizer Tries Theology

    02/22/2015 11:10:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Steve Deace
    Ash Wednesday 2015 was a perfect time for President Obama to lecture us about religion. No, wait, that’s every day. Never gets old sitting at the knee of Baal, does it? But Ash Wednesday’s call for repentance did happen to sync up with Obama’s hallowed summit on “extremism.” The Cultural-Marxist-in-chief grabbed the teleprompter microphone in the wake of a months-worth of severed heads and charred bodies, and unwrapped the mysteries of the universe for us. Oh, what blessed diversity! There is no god but ourselves, and Obama is our messenger. Some of us put sooty crosses on our forehead to...
  • Obama’s ISIS Policy: “Above US Only Sky”

    02/21/2015 4:53:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: Bob Morrison coauthored this piece.The increasingly desperate attempts of the Obama administration to figure out what motivates ISIS and other Islamist terrorists are wearing thin. Now, even liberals think this administration has lost the bubble.Take State Department Spokeswomen Jen Psaki and Marie Harf as two examples. They daily put us in graver danger by their juvenile responses to serious questions. Marie Harf was at pains to name the KONY rebels in East Africa as examples of Christian terror groups. So we shouldn’t single out Islamists, she was arguing.KONY is about as Christian as Hungary’s Nazi-led Iron Cross in WWII or our...
  • Shovel-Ready Jobs for Beheaders?

    02/20/2015 10:37:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: Bob Morrison coauthored this piece Stung by criticism that he has no strategy for confronting ISIS, President Obama told his hastily convened “summit on violent extremism” that what these young men need is jobs.Presumably, there are shovel-ready jobs these young terrorists could readily perform. Like grave-digging? Has there ever been a more fatuous response to murderous savagery? Yes. At the beginning of World War II, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain ordered the Royal Air Force (RAF) to bomb Nazy Germany—with leaflets. He ordered young RAF flight crews to risk their lives in order to drop German-language appeals to the people in Hitler’s...
  • Obama: Extremists Have "Legitimate Grievances" (He Does Not Get It)

    02/18/2015 4:30:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As the White House kicks off day-two of a summit on combating generic violent extremism, President Obama has published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, "Our fight against violent extremism." While the administration has overtly refused to specifically name "Islamic" terror, the piece finally acknowledges (albeit inadvertently) the regular existence of violence inside Islam. Still, Islamic extremism isn't specifically named and won't be during the three-day conference at the White House this week. The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We've decimated the core al Qaeda leadership, strengthened homeland security and worked to prevent another large-scale attack...
  • Throwing the 'Book' at Overspending

    02/16/2015 8:01:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    Ever heard of the Agriculture Risk Coverage program? How about the Price Loss Coverage program? You’re paying for them. Along with the Conservation Technical Assistance program, the Biological and Environmental Research program, and the USDA Catfish Inspection program. The list goes on, but why have I highlighted these particular entries? Because of the millions we can save annually by eliminating their federal funding. Not that these are the only programs worth targeting, of course. There are many other specific steps we can take to finally put the government on the diet it should have been put on years ago. I...
  • Obama, Kanye, and the Media: Portraits of Cultural Marxists

    02/14/2015 7:26:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | Steve Deace
    A wise man once said something about knowing a tree by its fruit, and there are three bitter fruits always harvested by a culture that has allowed Marxism to take root: Leaders manipulate the public with outright lies and propaganda far exceeding the normal embellishments typical of politicians. Intimidation and bullying of your opposition becomes the norm and self-righteously justified. Demagoguery replaces common human decency and situational decorum. In total, this is known as the “thugocracy,” which is always what Marxism becomes. Here are three recent examples, both blatant and subtle, that indicate ours is a culture that doesn’t have...
  • Obama and His Crumbling Climate Change Narrative

    02/13/2015 12:33:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Liz Harrison
    Since President Obama is sticking with his narrative that climate change is effecting more Americans than terrorism is, it's time to take a hard look at the “settled science” he's hanging this idea on in the first place. First, let's address the claims that human beings are doing irreparable harm to our environment, and adversely affecting our climate through our failure to cut back enough on carbon emissions. About a year ago, Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, testified before the Senate on this issue. The inconvenient truth for climatologists is that Moore totally disagrees with them, and will not lay the...
  • Obama's Quest for a Grand Bargain With Iran Seems Unwise (It's stupid and ridiculous)

    02/13/2015 7:55:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "We will extend a hand if you are unwilling to unclench your fist," President Obama proclaimed in his inaugural address in January 2009. He characterized those to whom this was addressed in negative terms, but the implication was that this president, unlike his predecessor, would be willing to negotiate with and make concessions to unfriendly nations. It is a promise he has striven to keep, with Russia initially and Cuba more recently, but most of all to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The hand has been extended, more than once. But has the fist come unclenched? That question has become...
  • Stopping Obama and the Kleptocrats

    02/12/2015 3:00:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Robert Knight
    In 1973, National Lampoon put a dog on its cover with a gun to the animal’s head. The tongue-in-cheek headline was: “If you don’t buy this magazine, we’ll kill this dog.” In the same vein, President Obama might as well be preparing a new cover, with a frightened elderly lady, and a headline saying, “Raise the debt limit again or we’ll kill this woman.” Mr. Obama threatens to withhold Social Security checks each time the debt limit deadline nears, ignoring the fact that even if the limit were met, the government could pay its debt obligation and all Social Security...
  • Osama bin Laden, Meet Mother Teresa

    02/12/2015 2:46:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Osama bin Laden, meet Mother Teresa. Salvation Army, meet the Taliban. After all, you’re just different sides of the same coin anyway, or so says President Obama essentially. Last week, Obama famously used the National Prayer Breakfast to scold Christians for having more than their fair share of scalawags who have “hijacked” their religion, lest we judge these professed Muslims who are killing, raping, and pillaging all over the world. Thus, there is a moral equivalence between Islam and Christianity. We all have our good and our bad apples. He said, "Unless we get on our high horse and think...
  • Ancient Behaviors and Modern Barbarians

    02/12/2015 10:32:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Barney Brenner
    Radical Islam, the West’s most ruthless enemy, has an apologist in the West’s most powerful position. In an apparent example of leading from behind, while using the Christian-based National Prayer Breakfast as cover, Barack Obama invoked a misplaced moral relativism which serves to distract from the latest Islamist atrocity – human immolation. Our Commander-in-Chief is, in effect, the friend of a fifth column. Whether he’s acting knowingly or not, the Islamists must think that they have an ally leading from behind enemy lines. Citing slavery, the Crusades and the Inquisition, Obama’s remarks were an unseemly attempt to excuse the inexcusable....
  • Living in Obama World

    02/12/2015 9:24:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Barack Obama is living in his own dream world. To hear him tell it, thanks to six glorious years of his leadership, America is in great shape again at home and overseas. According to his boasts, which the mainstream media rarely challenge, the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession and federal budget deficits have been sliced in half under his watch. Never mind that we're in the slowest economic recovery since FDR's awful policies prolonged the Great Depression. Never mind that the "official" unemployment rate of 5.7 percent is a statistical fraud because it doesn't count the millions who've...
  • True Lies

    02/12/2015 7:44:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "NBC Nightly News" anchorman Brian Williams frequently fabricated a dramatic story that he was under enemy attack while reporting from Iraq. NBC is now investigating whether Williams also embellished events in New Orleans during his reporting on Hurricane Katrina. Williams always plays the hero in his yarns, braving natural and hostile human enemies to deliver us the truth on the evening news. Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather tried to pass off fake memos as authentic evidence about former President George W. Bush's supposedly checkered National Guard record. CNN news host Fareed Zakaria, who recently interviewed President Obama, was caught using...
  • Madness? This…Is…America…Under Obama!

    02/12/2015 7:29:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    So now I know how a Martian would feel coming to Earth and looking around. You see, I spent the last two weeks out in Central California, away from the coasts, trying a lawsuit. Some other time we’ll talk about how our legal system uses you non-lawyers like inmates use a handsome young lad on his debut trip to San Quentin. In any case, now I have come home, plugged back in, and it’s pretty clear to me that America under Obama has gone completely insane. That's not a subjective impression but, rather, an objective finding of fact. What's going...