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  • 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...
  • In Israel’s Desperate Hour, Obama Leads from Behind

    07/24/2014 2:24:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    “We have your back,” President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently. Mr. Obama’s administration famously claimed to “lead from behind” in overthrowing Libya’s strongman, Khaddafi. Young Sergeant Benjamin Anthony spoke to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit this week. Sgt. Anthony described a different vision of leadership. Ahalai he gave as the Hebrew word for “after me.” Officers in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) they should lead from the front. That used to be America’s idea of leadership, too. You cannot say Secretary John Kerry isn’t alert to his opportunities. He...
  • Top Dems Can Solve Immigration Housing Crisis

    07/23/2014 7:04:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Robert Knight
    Attention, illegal immigrant children, gang members and drug smugglers who are still pouring over the border into Texas: If you’re looking for a place to stay while President Obama figures out a way to turn you all into welfare-dependent Democrats, I have just the place. Actually, several. First, head for San Francisco. It’s beautiful this time of year. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) recently proclaimed in Texas that not only was the border between Mexico and the United States meaningless (“It’s a community with a border running through it”) but that she wishes she could take all...
  • Send the Invading Illegals to DC, Manhattan & Beverly Hills

    07/21/2014 8:12:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    The illegal immigrant situation at our southern border is more than just a national crisis. It’s part of the greatest conspiracy in world history—a purposeful attempt to create catastrophe, overwhelm the system, and force the American people to make a dreadfully wrong decision under duress. Obama wants our good-hearted Christian nation to see women, children, and families begging for help, begging to live the “American Dream.” He wants immigrants to be in the worst possible shape after a long journey from Central America—starving, injured, diseased—in such terrible shape our hearts break and we agree to take them all in....
  • Scandal: An Obama Legacy

    07/18/2014 6:49:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | John Nantz
    Presidents are supposed to be exemplars. Why else do we build monuments to them? They're supposed to be superhuman and represent the power and virtue of democracy, the iron resolve of a nation before a world of howling enemies, the compassion of a powerful virtue that inspires the fidelity of liberty loving peoples across the globe. Presidents aren't supposed to be shabby. When they are, they diminish the body politic in its teaming millions. We're all affected, admittedly or not. President Barack Obama is shabby and his legacy is composed of a long train of scandal. Nixon's impeachable offense seems...
  • No, Mr. Holder, This Has Nothing to Do With Race

    07/15/2014 4:42:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Attorney General Eric Holder once again played the race card -- this time on national television, in an interview on ABC's "This Week," claiming that he and President Obama have been targets of "a racial animus" by some of the administration's political opponents. "There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me (and) directed at the president," said Holder. "You know, people talk about taking their country back. ... There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don't think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some, there's...
  • When Government Tries to Be Nice

    07/09/2014 9:59:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Could the flood of underage, would-be immigrants over the southern border be "Obama's Katrina" as Susan Page of USA Today warned? No, it's worse. Even the most virulent George W. Bush denigrator would not suggest that the former president actually created the hurricane. This president, by contrast, bears a heavy responsibility for creating the deluge of unaccompanied minors who have recently crashed ashore. To say President Barack Obama is largely responsible is not to say that he intended this result. If this episode serves to remind people about the law of unintended consequences, we'll learn far more valuable lessons than...
  • Obama's Incompetence Sinks In

    07/09/2014 6:44:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    MSNBC host Chuck Todd assembled a panel of liberal-media veterans on his morning show "The Daily Rundown" Monday and joked that the assembled heavyweights presented "a nightmare scenario for Brent Bozell." But what these journalists proceeded to issue was a devastating indictment of the Obama presidency and a real nightmare for this president. Carolyn Ryan, the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, brought up "the national funk we're in, the sort of national malaise." The word "malaise" is never a good word to be around if you're the president. But for President Barack Obama, who is now...
  • Obama: I Can't Work With Others; Sue Me

    07/08/2014 2:11:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    In January, President Barack Obama outlined his strategy for 2014. "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone," he said. The president planned on using his pen to sign executive and administrative orders and his phone to call outside groups -- not Congress -- to rally behind his pet programs. Obama forgot to mention his third favorite instrument -- the teleprompter. Rather than working with Congress, Obama's second term is all about blaming Congress for whatever goes wrong. In that can't-do spirit, Obama mocked House Speaker John Boehner's threat to take legal action against the White House's imperial ways....
  • So much for Obama R-E-S-P-E-C-T (LAUGH ALERT)

    07/07/2014 10:13:34 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 7, 2014 | Laura Washington LauraSWashington@aol.com
    Two weeks later the letters and blogs are still rolling in, reacting to my June 23 column, “Disparaging the president is Uncalled for.” Many echoed Terry Maher of Chicago (the letters are edited for space): “Seeing that you’re so agitated by ‘disparaging’ criticism of the president, could you please forward me all of the columns (there must be dozens, I’m sure) that you wrote decrying the vicious, vile and despicable things that were written and said about President Bush? Thanks, I’ll be over here turning blue from holding my breath.” Others added to the vitriol: “Yes, Ms. Washington, ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’ is...
  • How Can Anyone Trust Obama?

    07/01/2014 8:30:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Do you remember what President Obama initially said about the Internal Revenue Service scandal? Do you recall his professed outrage? Obama wanted us to know how furious he was. He said, "The misconduct that (the inspector general's report) uncovered is inexcusable." "It's inexcusable," he repeated, "and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it. I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency — but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has into all of our lives." He declared that the "responsible parties"...
  • Obama: Gay College Professor ‘Helped Shape How I Think’

    07/01/2014 9:05:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At an event to celebrate the “pride” of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama credited a homosexual professor who “helped shaped” his thinking on the LGBT rights agenda. “I just wanted to acknowledge him, because he helped shape how I think about so many of these issues, and those sort of quiet heroes that sometimes don’t get acknowledged,” Obama said of Lawrence Goldyn, one of his college professors at Occidental College.
  • Obama Likes Secrets, Including Yours

    06/29/2014 1:36:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All agreed that it's intolerable to let cops ransack the voluminous contents of mobile phones. Who could disagree? Well, cops, of course. And the Obama administration. Barack Obama led Americans to believe that he would be far more sensitive to privacy and civil liberties than George W. Bush. But more often than not, he reflexively indulges the demands of law enforcement...
  • 10 Reasons Why Iraq's Bloodbath Is Not W's Fault

    06/26/2014 8:32:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | Larry Elder
    1) In 2011, President Barack Obama pronounced Iraq "self-reliant and democratic," and "a country in which people from different religious sects and ethnicities can resolve their differences peacefully through the democratic process." In 2010, Vice President Joe Biden called Iraq "one of the great achievements of this administration." Obama ignored pleas by top generals who advised against pulling out without leaving a residual force. 2) Nearly everybody assumed Saddam Hussein possessed stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. Of the newspaper editorials that opposed the war, not one challenged the assumption that Iraq possessed stockpiles of WMD. President George W. Bush...
  • Disparaging the president is uncalled for (LAUGH ALERT)

    06/23/2014 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 93 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 23, 2014 | Laura Washington LauraSWashington@aol.com
    ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” the song goes. It is easy enough to spell, but for some vocal critics of President Barack Obama, it seems exceedingly hard to do. As the president moves toward the land of the lame ducks, his political enemies are calling for blood. That’s no shocker at this stage of a presidency. In this case, the cuts go deeper. For some, it is not enough to disagree. Some high-status public figures seem determined to demean, denigrate and ridicule the president of the United States. On June 12 the Speaker of the U.S. House stepped to a podium and insulted Obama...
  • Middle East Holds Few Attractive Options for Obama

    06/19/2014 12:01:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Two and a half years ago, the U.S. pulled every soldier out of a mostly quiet Iraq. In the void, formerly al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists calling themselves "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" are now tearing apart the country, leaving medieval savagery in their wake. Obama partisans are blaming the Bush administration for going into Iraq in the first place. But critics counter that Obama wanted out of Iraq before the 2012 election at all costs. The result of that reckless skedaddle is that we have thrown away the hard work of the 2007-2008 surge that finally broke the back...
  • Slaughter in Iraq -- Bush's Fault?

    06/19/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2014 | Larry Elder
    President Barack Obama, on Dec. 12, 2011, called Iraq "self-reliant and democratic." He praised that country, calling it a "new Iraq that's determining its own destiny -- a country in which people from different religious sects and ethnicities can resolve their differences peacefully through the democratic process." Obama said, "I have no doubt that Iraq can succeed." He campaigned to end the war in Iraq. He did -- at least he ended America's military involvement in the war. He pulled out all the troops, without leaving a residual force behind as we did, for example, in South Korea, where we...
  • Terrorists Moving Toward Baghdad And Russian Tanks Rolling Across Ukraine As

    06/18/2014 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - While al-Qaeda renegade armies were seizing Iraqi territory over the weekend and closing in on Baghdad, President Obama was jetting into Palm Springs, Calif. for 18 holes of golf. The blood-soaked, terrorist rampage across Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was drawing close enough to the Iraqi capital to force the administration to begin withdrawing some of our U.S. embassy staff there. While Obama was lining up his shot on the green, our country was in a full blown, foreign policy-national security crisis, one of many that confronts his failed presidency. Russian tanks, ordered...
  • When Is A Scandal Not A Scandal?

    06/17/2014 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | Mona Charen
    resident Barack Obama has flouted the law again and again -- unilaterally rewriting the health law at least 18 times since passage; changing immigration law by executive fiat (after having explained that to do so would be beyond the scope of his constitutional authority); dictating that union claims should trump creditors in the General Motors and Chrysler bailouts; altering the welfare laws by regulation; making recess appointments when Congress was not, in fact, in recess; and many more. After each arrogation of power, critics have protested, "He can't do that!" Yes, he can -- because there is nothing to stop...
  • Why Have Americans Stopped Asking These 5 Vital Questions?

    06/17/2014 5:00:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | John Hawkins
    "Remember, it’s not only the questions you ask, but the questions you fail to ask, that shape your destiny." – Tony Robbins Believing that America will continue to be strong, prosperous and free no matter what we do is just as foolish as believing that a human being will continue to be healthy, happy and free if he consumes nothing but vodka, crack and doughnuts. Just as the richest, healthiest, happiest man can be undone if he stops doing what made him successful, America can be undone if we stop asking the crucial questions that guided previous generations. 1) Is...
  • Many Democrats Prioritizing Black Families Over Teachers Unions

    06/16/2014 4:22:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    Five teacher hiring and firing laws bit the dust in California this week. In a major blow to teachers unions, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu’s ruling struck down teacher tenure, while freeing districts from spending hundreds of thousands to fire teachers and from having to fire newly-hired teachers first during layoffs. The ruling is being applauded as a major civil rights victory, with Judge Treu comparing it with historic desegregation battle Brown v. Board of Education. Treu said both cases addressed “a student’s fundamental right to equality of the educational experience.” The data could not be clearer...
  • America Cannot Do a Damned Thing

    06/10/2014 9:53:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Considering how easy it would be for the Iranian regime to get everything it wants from the current administration, it's a little startling to see the "supreme leader" brazenly poking his finger into the president's eye. President Barack Obama's fond hopes -- nurtured since before his first inauguration -- to forge a new, better relationship with the "Islamic Republic" have come to this: Speaking to a large crowd assembled to mark the 25th anniversary of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's death, "Supreme Leader" Ali Khamenei declared his continuing belief that America is the Great Satan. "Battle and jihad are endless," he...
  • President Obama vs. George Washington on Prisoner Exchange (Part 1)

    06/10/2014 4:27:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    I have four colossal disagreements with how President Barack Obama cut the deal for the prisoner swap of five senior Taliban leaders for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; the former, the White House itself admits, could "absolutely" rejoin terrorist cells. Sure, I have far more than four issues with how it all went down -- for example, the absolute avoidance and disregard of constitutional submission and congressional consent. But this administration seems to have little regard for proper protocol with anything, so I'm going to focus here on a few different angles of argument. No one is overlooking or minimizing...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Rhetoric Does Not Match U.S. Actions

    06/10/2014 4:00:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Ron Paul
    resident Obama's recent foreign policy speech, delivered at this year's West Point graduation ceremony, was a disappointment to anyone who hoped the president might be changing course. The failure of each U.S. intervention thus far in the 21st century might have inspired at least a bit of reflection. However, the president made it clear that interventionism and American exceptionalism would continue to guide his administration in its final two years. The president said, "I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being," adding the dubious claim that "because of American diplomacy and foreign assistance, as well as the...
  • Bergdahl Release Reveals a Presidency Out of Control

    06/09/2014 7:04:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Chrystal Wright
    As the news media cranked up the heat on the White House’s disastrous handling of the Veterans Affairs scandal, President Barack Obama decided it was time to change the subject and make the news about him again. So what does he do? Obama finalizes the release of five top Taliban commanders from Guantanamo in exchange for the Taliban’s release of one American soldier. Not just any soldier but “a high value” soldier Sargent Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his duty in 2009 when he walked off his base in Afghanistan right into the enemy hands of the Taliban. And Bergdahl caused...
  • Netanyahu ‘loathes’ Obama, Israel’s opposition leader charges

    06/06/2014 7:46:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 6, 2014 | Staff
    PM’s hostility to president is ‘endangering Israel’s security,’ claims Labor’s Isaac Herzog, in rare confirmation of long-rumored strained ties between ‘Bibi’ and ‘Barack’Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “loathes” Barack Obama, and his hostile attitude to the US president constitutes a danger to Israel’s well-being, the head of the Israeli opposition charged on Friday night, in a highly unusual acknowledgement of the long-rumored strained personal ties between the two leaders. In a bitter verbal assault on the prime minister, Labor party chairman Isaac Herzog slammed Netanyahu for failing to listen to the international community, failing to present peace proposals of his own...
  • Hey Stupid! They Attack Energy; You Attack a Deserter

    06/05/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | John Ransom
    This is how stupid we've become: Does Obama do one stupid thing to cover for the other stupid thing? Does he do the stupid prisoner exchange to make up for the stupid carbon plan? Or is all the stupidity organic? Getting past the fact that none of this makes anybody in United States look very good, I think these are legitimate questions. Because it seems to me that Obama has waved the red meat, and the conservative lions have attacked. The red meat in this case being the exchange of prisoner Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban terrorists. CNN...
  • Foes Of Reckless Spending Are Blocked At Every Turn

    05/28/2014 2:55:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Federal spending is exploding under Barack Obama, shattering every record for budget deficits, public debt and annual expenditures. So much so that a term like "Big Government" fails to adequately define the fiscal wreckage that has occurred under his presidency. Like the endlessly anemic economy his jobless policies have spawned, you don't hear much, if anything, about wasteful, ineffective federal spending on the nightly news. Nor from Obama and his party -- ever. Yet the evidence of skyrocketing spending is there for all to see, growing grotesquely higher with each passing year, leaving behind mountains of economy-crushing...
  • Obama’s legacy: When did the teleprompter break?

    05/25/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Historians may have a tough time trying to determine certain aspects of the Obama presidency. There is no doubt that he is the first black president. School is still out as to whether Obama is the worst president, but Jimmy Carter has been a lot happier lately. The real question about Barack Obama that may be debated for decades is when did the teleprompter break? Watching the president do his best to explain away the latest scandal involving the Veteran’s Administration was a classic case of hubris in action. Barack Obama does not resemble a Greek tragedy, he is one....
  • The Scandals That Will Doom The Democrats In November

    05/23/2014 10:50:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama reluctantly went to the White House press room Wednesday to deal with yet another scandal that has hit his dysfunctional presidency. This one is as bad as scandals get: our veterans were dying because they weren't getting timely care at the VA hospitals that would have saved their lives. And there were leaked memos suggesting the long delayed appointments were rewritten to make the wait time seem shorter. Making matters worse, the president took his sweet time to publicly address the life-or-death issues that have been festering in the VA for a number of years. The...
  • What The VA Scandal Exposes About Liberalism

    05/22/2014 4:26:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    resident Obama is “madder than hell” about the scandal at the Veterans Administration. How do we know? Dennis McDonough, Obama’s chief of staff, told us so. Between fundraisers and golf outings, the president took time from his “busy” schedule to inform his chief of staff aside how angry he was that his administration was, in effect, issuing death sentences to veterans by hiding them on secret wait lists so as not to endanger performance bonuses bureaucrats receive for ensuring those vets did not, in fact, die. The president must be so angry he’s lost the ability to speak – at...
  • Obama Promises Gullible Meteorologists That He Can Control the Weather

    05/07/2014 5:12:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to pick up with one subject we left off yesterday. Obama, as you know, appeared with a whole bunch of TV meteorologists about climate change, about the new White House report on global warming. By the way, there's a new term now. Global warming is out. Climate change is out. The new one is climate disruption. Well, climate change, they can't get anywhere near a majority of people caring about this. The economy remains everybody's number one concern. So climate disruption is the next catchphrase that they're gonna use in trying to persuade people. We...
  • The Wrong Obama Just Got Fired

    05/05/2014 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Have you heard? Barack Obama’s brother-in-law was just fired after six seasons as head basketball coach at Oregon State. It’s wonderful to hear the words “fired” and “Obama” in the same sentence. Unfortunately for America, the wrong member of the Obama family was canned after six failing years. If ever there was a case to fire a CEO, it’s Barack Obama. Why should running an economy be any different than running a sports team? Both are about results. Winning. In sports, if you’re not winning, there are no excuses. Obama’s brother-in-law could not use the excuse that after six seasons,...
  • Benghazi: Op Zero Footprint – US & Allies Freak Over Gaddafi Demand for Gold for Oil – End Is Near

    05/05/2014 2:52:58 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 5/3/2014 | Maggie
    In March 2011, Reuters announced a secret order signed by Barack Obama to provide covert support for Libyan rebel forces. The operation became known as Zero Footprint, but after Obama finished with it, Big Foot was identified. For about 18 months before the attacks on our Benghazi Special Mission, intelligence had successfully identified terrorist factions inside the rebel factions. Those terrorists included the Muslim Brotherhood as well as al-Qaeda. Nevertheless, Senator John McCain said the rebels were his heroes. Qadhafi made a fatal mistake, literally, by working toward one currency for Africa, which threatened the West. The idea of a...
  • Another Oil Train Explodes in Town; River Contaminated: Who Wants Keystone Now?

    05/02/2014 5:09:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Another major derailment of a train carrying oil through a town in the U.S. has caused the evacuation of 300 people, with oil washing into the James River in Virginia, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Blame Donald Sterling for the Economy

    05/01/2014 7:16:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | John Ransom,
    You can blame it on the weather. Or no wait: you can blame it on Obama's tax increases. Or perhaps you can blame it on sequestration. Or the Fukushima nuclear disaster, war in Libya, the rich, or Donald Sterling and the NBA. But whatever you do don't blame it on “their” fiscal policy or lack therof. Or monetary policy. Because they are blameless. Once again first-quarter GDP came out and disappointed. Instead of growing at a Wall Street consensus estimate of 1.2% annually, first-quarter GDP came in at an anemic 0.1% annual growth. That's the worst number since the fourth...
  • Obama Finds His Clemency Pen (Everyone Should Know The Real Reason)

    04/30/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    As an Illinois legislator, a U.S. senator and a presidential candidate, Barack Obama repeatedly criticized our excessively punitive criminal justice system. But after he was elected to the White House in 2008, the Obama who worried about nonviolent offenders serving outrageously long prison terms seemed to disappear, replaced by a president with one of the weakest clemency records in U.S. history. Once he had the unilateral power to free people who do not belong in prison, Obama showed almost no interest in exercising it, shortening just one sentence during his first term. But judging from clemency criteria unveiled by the...
  • Hang in There, America! The Day of Political Reckoning is Only Six Months Away

    04/30/2014 10:05:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama's approval rating in a closely- watched poll has sunk to a new low that will likely further damage his party's dimming prospects in this fall's midterm elections. As he returns from a week long, four-nation Asian tour, overshadowed by his mishandling of Russian aggression in Ukraine, he faces a Washington Post-ABC News survey showing his job approval score has sunk to 41 percent. More ominous for Democrats, who now fear they could lose control of the Senate this fall, a majority of voters say "they prefer a Congress in Republican hands to check the president's agenda,"...
  • Poll: Even Illinois is Sick of Obama

    04/26/2014 4:43:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | John Ransom
    I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed. – Jonathan Swift Even Illinoisans are ashamed. The wickedness has become so obvious, so entrenched and so brazen, that the state that used to take pride in their corruption, because it “worked,” now understands the Faustian bargain they've made. A Gallup poll reveals that by a wide margin Illinoisans trust their government less than any other state in the union. According to Gallup only 28% of people from Illinois have a great deal of trust in their government. The Land of Lincoln is followed...
  • 5 Ways Obama Has Destroyed The Rule Of Law In America (At Least)

    04/22/2014 4:22:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | John Hawkins
    When you allow unlawful acts to go unpunished, you're moving toward a government of men rather than a government of law; you're moving toward anarchy. And that's exactly what we're doing. -- John Wayne All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. -- George Orwell Tell me why any American should respect the law? Because it's moral? Not necessarily. Slavery was once the law of the land. Abortion is the law of the land today. Even in a nation like America, it's not unusual for laws to be unfair, unjust, and even immoral. Is it...
  • Dionne & the Liberals? LBJ, Obama, and the Washington Post

    04/15/2014 8:20:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    In the Washington Post last week E.J. Dionne penned an Op-Ed piece noting the “changing” historical image of former President Lyndon Johnson and feted this development by labeling it as “…a thoroughly justified revival of Lyndon B. Johnson’s standing.” This work is not, however, a simple nostalgic tribute to the 1960s. Dionne argues that this supposed LBJ revival shows that America is experiencing what he calls a “leftward tilt” and he hopes that our current President will, like Johnson, strike while the iron is hot to force irrevocable liberal change on the USA. In his piece Dionne sings the praises...
  • Obama and the 'Hipster Elite'

    03/28/2014 5:12:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Politico reported something interesting before President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis: "The visit is a rare chance for Obama to associate himself with a world leader whose cool factor far outweighs his own." It's rare for pundits to admit that someone else might top their revered Barack in the coolness category. They're equating coolness and popularity, and the pope certainly polls much better than the president, which is no surprise these days. Liberals have developed a collective man crush on Pope Francis, even though he hasn't budged an inch on the church's teachings. The Catholic Church is just as...
  • Who would win in a fistfight: Putin or Obama? [POLL]

    03/07/2014 8:35:19 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    In a fistfight between the leader of the free world and the leader of the not-so-free world, who would win? Let’s examine both President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin’s exercise routines, sheer manliness, athletic prowess, celebrity friends, alcohol consumption and friendliness toward animals to determine who would win.
  • Answer This: Oliver North

    02/25/2014 5:51:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | February 25, 2014 | Patrick Gavin
    Oliver North is a former United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and, currently, a political commentator on Fox News and author. His latest book, “American Heroes,” looks at the individuals working to fight Islamic terrorists. “The profession of arms in the United States arm force has to be the most challenging vocation in the world — for those who serve, and for those who love the service member,” North writes. “There is no other calling I know of that places so many challenges on familial relationships, so much stress on loved ones, as military service.” North joins POLITICO for the...
  • Let's Start an 0bama Score Card

    01/23/2014 12:39:28 PM PST · by jda · 10 replies
    We could just as easily start a "Broken Promises" List, but, I, for one, am glad he hasn't kept many of his promises.
  • Crazy thought and question about Barack Obama

    01/21/2014 7:26:01 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 45 replies
    My crazy redneck mind | 1/21/14 | HTRN
    I'm thinking about how Barack Obama has (once again) complained that America hates him because of his race. We know of course, that it's untrue. Of all the catcalls he has gotten, virtually none are about race and virtually all are about the way he has fouled up the duties of the office, or about political philosophies that would move him to foul up the duties of the office. But I'm trying to grok the issue at a deeper level. Seems to me that Barack is actually wishing for the USA to go "nigga" or "ghetto" out of a wish...
  • King had a dream, Obama has a drone, Rev. Wright says

    01/17/2014 7:34:09 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Chicago SunTimes ^ | 1/15/14 | Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
    If the Rev. Jeremiah Wright believes — as he’s claimed in the past — that he and President Barack Obama will be buddies again when he’s out of office, the firebrand preacher didn’t do himself any favors Wednesday. Speaking at a breakfast co-hosted by the Chicago Teachers Union to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Wright said that while the civil rights leader proclaimed “I have a dream,” Obama says, “I have a drone.” Wright, Obama’s former pastor, called for King’s “revolution of values” and a rejection of the “three-headed demon” of “racism, militarism and capitalism” — the foundations of...