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  • Do Biden's gaffes matter anymore? (LAUGH ALERT)

    09/21/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2014 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Our famously gaffe-prone vice president, Joe Biden, has outdone himself. He stumbled through not one, not two, but three gaffes in less than 24 hours. For him, that's a personal best or, more accurately, a personal worst.. Yet if it is better to be criticized than ignored in politics, he can take little comfort from the way that hardly anyone outside of the Republican National Committee, whose website called it "Gaffetastic," seemed to care.
  • We must tell the truth about ISIS because President Obama won’t

    09/19/2014 4:57:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Jay Sekulow
    In his address to the nation last week, President Obama declared to the nation — to the world — that ISIS (also known as ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) was not Islamic. Across the globe, jaws dropped. It’s not my purpose today to cite chapter and verse why President Obama is wrong. Pundits have been doing that for days. Instead, I want to focus on the deeper question: Why is ISIS’ Islamic identity critical to its appeal to the Muslim world?
  • Obama's No Good, Terrible, Bad Week With Democrats, The Fed, Biden's Mouth, and Polls

    09/19/2014 11:25:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Here are the dreary details on what's been happening in our nation's capital this week, but be forewarned, it isn't a pretty picture. The House has passed President Obama's unspecified plan to arm and train the moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. But no sooner had the clerk of the House tallied the vote, Senate critics on both sides of the aisle were complaining that he doesn't have a battle plan or any strategy. And there were new, growing suggestions within his own administration that his pledge not to send ground troops back into Iraq is...
  • Obama ISIS Soap Opera is Just Poll-Driven Politics

    09/17/2014 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now we're back to normal. The president making a speech at 12 noon. And why is the president making a speech at 12 noon today? He's at the Central Command. It's all because of polling data. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: People have been saying, "Rush, you haven't really been talking much about Obama and the new war on ISIS and Iraq and Syria." I paused and I reflected and I had to agree that's probably true. I mean, I have not gone wall-to-wall on it. I certainly haven't spent the time that you can see spent on it...
  • In Defeating ISIS, We Must Not Defeat Ourselves

    09/17/2014 7:21:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Bob Barr
    “Terror is theater,” New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote on Monday. “Burning skyscrapers, severed heads: The terrorist takes movie images of unbearable lightness and gives them weight enough to embed themselves in the psyche.” Over the weekend, ISIS, the newest terror kid on the block, posted another one of its beheading videos to the Internet, marking the third hostage to die in the organization’s effort to send chills down the spine of the Western World. And, once again, it worked. Ask any American right now about the top issue facing the country, and his answer is likely not to...
  • Obama is Rushing Into War Against Islamic State

    09/17/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first. We are in a very strange place right now. President Obama is rushing into a war he doesn't want to fight. He can barely bring himself to call it a war. Obama didn't merely ignore the threat of Islamic State for the better part of a year, he ridiculed the notion the terror group was anything but a "jayvee team." Now suddenly, he wants to go to war. Sort of. The administration has struggled with the W-word. The president had to try several times to articulate a...
  • Breaking Through The President's "Cocoon."

    09/17/2014 4:47:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Resident Obama's decision to commit American forces to contain and defeat the Ebola virus before it breaks out to devastate an entire continent and perhaps others is a good and necessary decision and conservatives and Republicans ought to support it. Clearly experts have weighed in and warned him of the risks, and he has no preconceived notions about what he should and shouldn't do about this new and rapidly expanding threat. If anything, George W. Bush's enduring legacy of aid to Africa might be an additional motivation to President Obama, a source of envy and a spur to action. Whatever...
  • Prickly Narcissist

    09/16/2014 7:28:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mona Charen
    "Oh, it's a shame when you have a wan, diffident, professorial president with no foreign policy other than 'don't do stupid things.'" So griped President Obama to a select (and loose-lipped) group of dinner guests the other night. The president is annoyed that critics cannot see the wisdom in his prudence. "I do not make apologies for being careful in these areas, even if it doesn't make for good theater." Obama's tendency to caricature his critics -- in this case suggesting that they're looking for "theater" rather than solid accomplishment -- may be remembered as one of his most damaging...
  • Obama Forced by Events to Reverse Course --- and Disillusion Base

    09/16/2014 7:01:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16 | Michael Barone
    Iraq, immigration, inversion. On all three of the issues referred to, President Obama finds himself forced by events to do something he dislikes -- and he's in trouble with much of his Democratic Party base for doing so. Obama seemed ill at ease before the camera and teleprompter on the evening of Sept. 10. Sending troops into Iraq and Syria is probably the last thing he expected to do when he set out running for president in 2007. He still insists that he will send in "no ground troops," though it appears that hundreds of U.S. military personnel are literally...
  • America at the Tipping Point (Part 3)

    09/16/2014 5:00:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16 | Chuck Norris
    The CIA reported this past Thursday that the number of Islamic State fighters is actually three times what previous government estimates were, according to Fox News. A spokesperson for the intelligence agency explained that the radical Islamic group boasts between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria. Those numbers fly in the face of President Barack Obama's minimization last January that the Islamic State was not a significant threat to the U.S. or world. He said: "The analogy we use around here sometimes -- and I think is accurate -- is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms,...
  • Far-Left Filmmaker Michael Moore Says Obama’s Only Accomplishment Is Being Black

    09/13/2014 11:11:22 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Thoughtful Women ^ | 9/12/13 | B. Chris Agee
    As Western Journalism reported this week, recent polls indicate a record high number of Americans believe Barack Obama has been a failure as president. A staggering 52 percent of respondents to the Washington Post/ABC poll shared that opinion, with an overwhelming majority of that group “strongly” agreeing with the sentiment. Of course, about four in 10 believe the Obama administration has been successful, meaning at least a portion of the base that elected him twice remains defensive of his policies. As his second term drags on, however, more and more dyed-in-the-wool leftists are abandoning the increasingly unpopular president. The latest...
  • And In Conclusion ... There Wasn't One

    09/13/2014 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    How say anything clear about a presidential address to the nation that wasn't? The only thing clear about the president's speech Wednesday night was its lack of clarity. The only sure conclusion to be drawn about his not so new policy in the Middle East is that he doesn't have one, not really. Not long ago he confessed he didn't have a strategy to deal with the latest, fastest-spreading and most brutal terrorist threat in that always dangerous part of the world. Now he and therefore the country have a vague one -- if only vagueness counted as a strategy....
  • President Obama's Politically-Driven, Hastily Taped-Together, Counterterrorism Strategy

    09/12/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    (P) resident Obama came into office in 2009, telling the American people he would end the wars against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Six years later, facing a broader and more lethal terrorist threat, he is now telling us why we need to go to war again. To say Obama can't seem to make up his mind in the war on terrorism (a designation his administration stopped using the day he entered the Oval Office), is putting it mildly. If anything, his naive plan of withdrawal and retreat and the way it was carried out in the face of a...
  • Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

    09/12/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Now let's make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state." -- President Barack Obama in his address to the nation on Wednesday. About the second point reasonable people can quibble. The terrorist army that calls itself the Islamic State is certainly trying to build a state -- and not just a state, but a super state or caliphate. They're not there yet; their delivery of social services seems spotty at best, though they do collect taxes...
  • The Global Map, 2017

    09/10/2014 11:01:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Barack Obama pledged to radically transform America when he took office. He didn't stop at America. President Obama's greatest legacy may be the radical reshaping of the global map. Fast forward three years. Here's where we stand. Given Europe's failure to stand up to Russian aggression in Crimea, Russia's borders have expanded to include Eastern Ukraine, northern Kazakhstan and larger portions of Moldova. As of 2014, Russia had consolidated its hold on Transnistria, the Eastern region of Moldova, which is heavily Russian; Russia had annexed Crimea; Russia had placed troops inside Eastern Ukraine. But it didn't stop there. Russia began...
  • Can We Survive a Feckless, Egotistic President Afraid to Lead?

    09/10/2014 10:41:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Fear. It is a basic, primitive emotion common to every living species on planet earth. It is the instinctual response that keeps animals alive in nature, and influences the thoughts and actions of humans. Edmund Burke once described the potency of fear saying, “No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Burke’s observations ring especially true in today’s hypersensitive, hyper-connected world of 24-hour news channels and social media, in which the flames of fear can be fanned in ways only dreamed of in ages past. Our fear of illness feeds the...
  • Upholding America's Honor in a Dangerous World

    09/10/2014 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "I should have anticipated the optics," President Obama said by way of acknowledging that golfing right after making a statement about the beheading of James Foley looked bad. "Part of this job is also the theater of it," he said. "It's not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters." For those who remember that this is the same guy with the Greek pillars, the campaign stop in Berlin, the newly minted "seal" of the president-elect, it was an odd confession. Obama likes theater just fine; he just doesn't like having to read from a script not of...
  • Hold On, Mr. President

    09/10/2014 5:15:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | John Stossel
    "Do you have a strategy now, Mr. President?" asked the cover of the Daily News next to a photo of the second American journalist to be beheaded by the terrorist group ISIS. The impulse to "do something" to counter such evil is strong. But why do we assume that government doing something is always an improvement over government doing nothing? In domestic policy, encouraging government to act leads to nonsense like the "stimulus spending" that created boondoggles such as Cash for Clunkers. Our foreign policy record isn't much better, despite big successes such as stopping Hitler. Consider the unintended consequences...
  • Obama's Delusions Dispelled? Well, we Can Hope for Change

    09/09/2014 4:44:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart," President Obama told Democratic mega-contributors last month in one of the 400-plus fundraisers of his presidency. But not to worry. "The world has always been messy," he said. "In part, we're just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through." Like being beheaded by Islamist terrorists. Or having your country invaded by Russian soldiers. The president gives the impression of trying to reassure not so much his audience, as himself. For this is...
  • There is no domestic strategy either

    09/08/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Herman Cain
    Not that we'd expect one from this bunch.The Obama administration and the Democrats are still trying to "walk back" the president’s statement that "we have no strategy" to deal with ISIS. This shocked those of us paying attention to the brutality of the ISIS rampage through Iraq, the highly publicized beheadings of Americans, and direct threats to kill more Americans and eventually attack the U.S. here at home. Even more shocking was the revelation that President Obama was aware of the ISIS organization and threats over a year ago, and that he did not take them seriously by referring to...
  • Ex-Im Typifies the Cronyism Obama Vowed to Fix

    09/07/2014 10:06:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Stephen DeMaura
    The American people should be sadly unsurprised to hear President Obama say one thing and see him do another. From the now-laughable “if you like your plan, you can keep it” claim to those infamous “red lines” in Syria, empty rhetoric is unfortunately all too common in this administration. But with his recent ringing endorsement of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the President has taken his flip-flopping to a new level. In his weekly address to the nation on August 23, President Obama praised the Ex-Im Bank, a federal credit agency that provides financing for deals between American...
  • Doing Nothing is Actually Doing Something

    09/06/2014 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Charlie Kirk
    Resident Obama has come under attack from critics lately for the pandemic chaos evident at home and abroad. The President has been called “aloof,” “bored,” “disinterested,” and “incompetent.” Pundits universally decry his inaction. Inaction seems to be the criticism leveled by all with their own preferred adjective attached.Amidst all of the criticisms of the President’s inaction, has it even been considered by mainstream commentators or by the average citizen that his inaction is, in fact, action? When he’s accused of only being concerned with political appearances instead of solving problems, is it possible that to him creating the right political...
  • A Bird's-Eye View of Extinction

    09/05/2014 4:05:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    The end of summer makes melancholy babies of all of us. We're more nervous than usual this year. There's the muted anxiety for the young, shifting gears for back to school, and simply putting away the summer clothes reminds us all of the fleeting freedom of life in the sunshine. But this year the whole world seems on edge. There's the chatter from the Middle East, which at last seems to bother President Obama. Beheadings of Americans will do that. We've all felt the deaths of James Foley and Steven Sotloff as personal loss and grief. Children were alarmed and...
  • The President Is Not Checked Out

    09/05/2014 6:39:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Many people suggest President Obama has checked out. He treats the ever-growing threat of ISIS as an abstraction. Sources from within the administration are now more openly admitting that, for almost a year, intelligence and Pentagon officials have advised the president of the threat. He has chosen to do very little. Last Wednesday, he said we would "shrink" ISIS and make it "a manageable problem" as opposed to eliminate it. A few weeks ago, I had dinner with a sitting governor and a dear friend of mine. The friend leaned over to the governor and me and said Barack Obama...
  • Islamic State Zombies: 3 Strategies Revealed

    09/04/2014 6:11:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-4-2014 | MOTUS
    This is not a drill, we have a situation here; the Islamic State Zombies (ISZ) present an existential threat to Western Civilization and you must choose a leader to follow. Which one would you choose?1. Our Prezzy, who thinks we can shrink the ISZ to a “manageable problem.” “We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem.” As far as I know Barry can’t manage his way out of a brown paper bag...
  • Obama’s Moment to Seize the Day in Iraq

    08/30/2014 10:32:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Raymond Tanter
    Reports President Obama authorized surveillance flights over Syria suggest he is beginning to seize the moment given to him by the horrific execution of American journalist, James Foley. If he authorizes airstrikes into Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), even over the horizon from Iraq, it could reinforce the “moderate” Free Syrian Army against both ISIS and Assad. Even if such strikes also helped Assad against ISIS, they would be worth the effort. Interests If the surveillance over Syria indicates the President if abandoning his strategy of defensive containment and going on the offensive with a...
  • Obamacare is Affecting Everyone

    08/30/2014 6:38:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Millions of people are out of work and can’t find a job. Many of those who have jobs are being forced to work part-time instead of full-time. And those who have full-time jobs are in for a nasty surprise. Next year’s take home pay is like likely to be smaller than what they earn right now.In all cases the reason is the same: Obamacare.Why can’t people find a job? Three Federal Reserve Banks – in Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta – have released business surveys that confirm what many of us have been predicting. The new health law is discouraging...
  • Obama About to Fire His Smoking Gun Again

    08/29/2014 7:02:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Those who think that either the Constitution or possible negative consequences to the Democratic Party will deter President Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration policy probably still don't understand what makes this man tick. The main things that drive him are his own interests -- whether political or legacy -- and his own ideological goals. The Washington Post is reporting that both Democrats and Republicans "are in a state of high anxiety" over the possibility that Obama will issue an executive order allowing millions of people who entered the country illegally to stay in the United States in contravention of...
  • Golf Is Not the Answer

    08/28/2014 2:39:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Immediately after his telephone call consoling the Foley family on their son's grisly murder at the hands of Islamofascists, President Barack Obama took a powder. He headed for the golf course. Yes, the golf course! He had golfed eight times in 11 days, as the world was in tumult the likes of which we have not experienced since the late 1930s. There is something very odd about this man. He seems to think he can duck his obligations by lolling on the golf course. Does he believe no one is looking? In his brief life, my guess is,...
  • Obama fails History 101 (And That Is Factual)

    08/28/2014 6:17:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    resident Obama doesn't know much about history. In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim contributions to printing and medicine, for example, and was flat-out wrong about the catalysts for the European Renaissance and Enlightenment. He also believes history follows some predetermined course, as if things always get better on their own. Obama often praises those he pronounces to be on the "right side of history." He also chastises others for being on the "wrong side of history" -- as if evil is vanished...
  • Playin' Two Rounds (Song Parody)

    08/26/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT · by LonePalm · 6 replies
    LonePalm | 26 August 2014 | LonePalm
    Playin’ two RoundsWords and Music to Draggin' The Line by Tommy James and Bob King Parody and Copyright by LonePalm Makin' vacation the old, hard way. Puttin' and drivin' hard day by day. I dig blow and grass and the well kept grounds. Playin' two rounds [Playin’ two rounds]. Michael Brown is pushin’ up Daisies. Raisin’ more funds from my far left crazies. They dig blow and grass and the well kept grounds. Playin’ two rounds [Playin’ two rounds]. Playin’ two rounds [Playin’ two rounds]. I feel grand. Got lots of cash in hand. Speeches are all pre-planned. What can’t...
  • A Decent Lawyer Should Tell Liberals They're Damned Fools and Ought to Stop

    08/26/2014 3:52:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop." So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915. Today it seems that many liberal "would-be clients" are in desperate need of what Root called "a decent lawyer." Take Texans for Public Justice, the so-called public interest group that has been pushing for the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry by a grand jury at the urging of special prosecutor Michael McCrum. The basis for the indictment...
  • Solution for ISIS: Obliterate Them

    08/24/2014 4:42:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Our President may be a well-educated and a very smart guy, but he seems to have skipped out on his world history classes. He certainly would have learned the absolutely true saying that “history repeats itself.” He would also know that any dithering with ISIS will only cause us more pain and lost lives in the future. History does repeat itself, and regularly. A perfect example has been on display with the debt crisis in Argentina. The country has defaulted on its debt. Its President, Cristina Kirchner, did not accept blame for the default. She pointed the finger at two...
  • Let’s Privatize Medicare

    08/23/2014 5:39:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Ryan proposed a private health insurance alternative to Medicare for future retirees, liberal critics pounced. It’s another scheme to undermine health care for the elderly by “privatizing” and “voucher-izing” the program, they said.Yet, almost one third of seniors are already in private health insurance plans. They are called Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage, plans. And you would be hard pressed to find any Democratic office holder who wants to abolish them. The reason? Seniors choose to be in these plans because they like them better than traditional Medicare.Not only do seniors like them, but they appear to provide...
  • Create a New Kurdistan and Destabilize Iran (Part II)

    08/22/2014 2:58:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Larry Kelley
    By 207 B.C., Rome and its allies on the Italian peninsula had lost approximately 100,000 soldiers to the invading armies of the great Carthaginian general, Hannibal. To make matters more desperate, the Carthaginians were in the final stages of securing massive reinforcements from Phillip V of Macedon. That year the Roman Senate sent a secret group of provocateurs to Northern Greece who started violent insurrections among PhillipÂ’s disaffected subject peoples to his south. The Macedonian armies never sailed and for next 600 years the course of western civilization would be charted by Rome.Special Forces Will Again Change the WorldAs I...
  • Obama Leading from Behind in the War Against Islamic State Terrorism

    08/22/2014 11:27:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - There can be only one response to the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State terrorists. We must hunt them down and kill them. President Obama said as much in his brief remarks in the wake of the terrorists' grisly video that showed Foley's execution by a masked jihadist who spoke with a British accent and is believed to be a British citizen. The United States will "do what we must to protect our people," Obama said Wednesday. "We will be vigilant and we will be relentless" in bringing them to justice. No sooner had...
  • Are Republicans Abandoning the Obamacare Issue? Doubtful

    08/22/2014 10:53:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. How do we know the end is near-ish? Well, so many Americans are "benefiting from the law," theorizes Heidi Przybyla, that political ads are simply not doing the job anymore. This news is somewhat unexpected -- and unpersuasive -- when you consider that a Kaiser Family Foundation poll recently found that only 15 percent of Americans believe Obamacare has directly helped them, whereas 28 percent say it...
  • Obama and 'History

    08/22/2014 10:27:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Bad actors around the globe keep getting confused about the calendar, and it falls to the Obama administration to set them straight. The Russians, Secretary of State John Kerry protested back in March, have forgotten what century we're living in: "You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th-century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext." Kerry was echoing President Obama's observation that by seizing Crimea, Russian president Putin was putting himself "on the wrong side of history." It's a theme this president sounded in his first inaugural address, warning that "those who cling to power...
  • Obama Satire? Still Objectionable

    08/22/2014 9:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The amount of mockery presidents endure usually corresponds with their polling. It applies to Republicans (Nixon, Bush, Bush), but sometimes also to Democrats (Carter). In 2012, the Center for Media and Public Affairs found network late-night shows told twice as many jokes about Mitt Romney as they told about President Obama. Was it because Obama was more popular than Romney? Or did it make Obama more popular than his opponent? Obama isn't running for office again, so there's no need for satirists to go easy on him at the risk of endangering his electability. The last NBC poll put Obama's...
  • Obama: The Iraq 'Bug Out' Was Not My Idea (The Facts Say Otherwise)

    08/14/2014 7:47:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Larry Elder
    After our ill-advised complete withdraw from Iraq in 2011, President Barack Obama now sends hundreds of "advisors" and orders airstrikes. Let's re-visit. When, in 2002, then-Illinois State Sen. Obama gave his famous anti-Iraq War speech, he argued that America had no business in this "dumb" war. Period. Obama considered Iraq a blunder of epic proportions, a misadventure totally devoid of any national security interest. Obama never doubted the assumption given to then-President George W. Bush by all 16 of our intelligence agencies: that Saddam Hussein possessed stockpiles of WMD, specifically chemical and biological weapons. CIA director George Tenet, who served...
  • Hillary Clinton “Shoulda Stood in Bed!”

    08/12/2014 6:17:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Hillary Clinton’s famous “listening tour” of Upstate New York in 2000 eased her way into the U.S. Senate. She was the first liberal politician in years to discover there was an Upstate New York. Who knew? She then spent eight years in the Senate, the “world’s greatest deliberative body,” during which time she distinguished herself only by voting for the Iraq war. She spent much of the middle years of the decade trying to explain away her vote. Hillary Clinton ran for president in ‘08 against the dovish Sen. Barack Obama. He is credited with the best putdown in the...
  • 'War on whites'? No way

    08/10/2014 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 10, 2014 | Clarence 'the Cross-eyed' Page cpage@tribune.com
    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., claims liberals are waging a "war on whites." If so, Barack Obama must be at war with himself. That's how goofy Brooks' logic sounds. But he's not nuts. It is an old reflex, when cornered in politics, to lash back with the same charge others have leveled at you — or, put another way, to project your own flaws onto other people. What's sad about Brooks' claim is his feeble attempt to play the white victim card, plucking the strings of white nationalism, just to have his way with the nation's immigration policy.
  • “Liberal” Is Just A Synonym For “Smug”

    08/10/2014 4:39:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    It's astonishing that an ideology which such an unbroken track record of failure has adherents who are so incredibly pleased with themselves. It's like a soda pop executive whose proudest achievement was thinking up New Coke. For the liberals who aren’t liberal solely because someone is handing them checks for plopping onto the couch all day instead of working, liberalism has become less an ideology than an attitude. It’s an attitude of serene superiority over everyone else based upon absolutely nothing more than liberals’ utter certainty of the rightness of their collectivist cause. That history shows that collectivism always leads...
  • Quotes of the day

    08/09/2014 5:51:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Islamic militants reportedly expanded their drive near Iraqi Kurdistan Saturday despite two U.S. airstrikes aimed at mortar positions and a seven-vehicle convoy to stop the advance on Kurdish capital of Irbil. The Wall Street Journal reported that the militants appear to have their sights on connecting towns seized along the Kurdish-control territory. The most recent town to be seized was identified as Sheikhan… Kamil Amin, the spokesman for Iraq’s Human Rights Ministry, said hundreds of Yazidi women below the age of 35 are being held in schools in Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. He said the ministry learned of...
  • Obama is a ‘War Criminal’ For Supporting Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians – Cornel West

    08/06/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Russia Today ^ | August 6, 2014 | Staff
    Professor and political activist Cornel West declared President Barack Obama a “war criminal,” arguing that his support of Israel and his drone policy make him complicit in the deaths of innocent people. The controversial activist made the comments at a pro-Palestinian rally in Washington, DC on Saturday, according to Talking Points Memo. West began his speech by pointing to the deteriorating situation in Gaza, where more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis have been killed, criticizing Israel’s offensive in the region in front of a “Free Palestine” banner. His comments regarding President Obama begin at around the three-minute...
  • Deconstructing Barack's Boasting and Bragging

    08/01/2014 11:12:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has been saying that Americans are doing a lot better than they were before he was sworn into office in 2009. It's a claim he's been repeating everywhere he goes, at party fundraising events and in nearly every interview he's had in recent months. "There's almost no economic measure by which we are not better off now than we were when I took office," he told Democrats earlier this month at a campaign fundraiser in Dallas. "We are indisputably better than when I was elected," he says. It's a fundamentally specious, slippery and exaggerated claim that...
  • Obama and the Road Not Taken

    07/31/2014 4:29:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Obama administration often denies any responsibility for the current global chaos or claims that it erupted spontaneously. Yet most of the mess was caused by, or made worse by, growing U.S. indifference and paralysis. Over the last five and a half years, America has had lots of clear choices, but the administration usually took the path of least short-term trouble, which has ensured long-term hardship. There was no need to "reset" the relatively mild punishments that the George W. Bush administration had accorded Vladimir Putin's Russia for invading Georgia in 2008. By unilaterally normalizing relations with Russia and trashing...
  • American Voices

    07/30/2014 8:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    Barack Obama's foreign policy disasters are about what one might expect from a leftist community organizer elected to be leader of the free world. So many of the countries this administration has touched -- Ukraine, Libya, Iraq -- have descended into acute civil war on Obama's watch. It's worth asking why, exactly, this has been the case. It's not quite as simple as "the left sucks at war." French Socialist President Francois Hollande, for example, isn't too bad at it. He's been successfully running a series of ongoing foreign interventions in Africa. So what does a French Socialist have that...
  • Fire Reid Already

    07/29/2014 10:12:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    Shortly before the market crash in 2008, when oil prices were at all-time highs, Harry Reid, Democrat Senate Majority Leader, sold his investments in the energy industry-- according to his public filings-- and bought the healthcare industry instead. Thanks to the ensuing banking panic caused by skyrocketing oil prices and their subsequent crash, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. Obama, history now tells us, made one of his first tasks to enrich Wall Street and healthcare companies through the fundamental transformation of healthcare into a government owned subsidiary. And now you know, in a thumbnail sketch,...
  • Hollywood Anoints Obama Supreme Leader

    07/25/2014 10:33:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | John Ransom
    I have to claim responsibility for the newest parody that’s now starring as president of the United States on TVs everywhere. If ever there were a Steven Colbert character assigned to play a faux president, Obama would get the nod. You see: he’s been nominated for an Emmy now. In a comedy, playing himself, in a tragedy. Seriously. His own incompetence has led to an Emmy nomination. And it’s my fault. When Obama visited Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame in May, ostensibly to promote tourism, I suggested with mock fawning that they should induct him into the HOF as the...