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  • Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

    10/21/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    cnn ^ | Oct. 21, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN) -- Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends. Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise with the president. "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," Jones quipped as he walked by the two. "I really wasn't planning on it," Obama replied, joking that Jones was "an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason." A clearly embarrassed Cooper apologized for her boyfriend, telling the President she knew her boyfriend was going to "say...
  • Obama's Biggest Fail Yet

    10/19/2014 4:50:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    Anderson659 wrote: Obama is not an idiot, far from it, he has a vision for America that is defined by radical left progressive social marxism, trickle down economics from the government. The Democrat party us now a party of secular humanist radicals. -Idiots Offer Hope, Change, Blame, Revenge- and Self GovernmentDear Brother Anderson,The Democrat Party has been a bunch of secular humanists for quite some time. This isn’t Harry Truman’s Democrat Party, although I’ll admit that Truman’s economic policies were really bad.I disagree with your evaluation of Obama however. First of all, he’s dedicated his whole life to running for...
  • Clueless in the White House

    10/15/2014 8:31:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    Former governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney tells an Obama joke that is drawing roars of laughter from GOP audiences. Romney's story, which nails the president's weakness, involves golf champion Phil Mickelson and the grand slam tennis great Andre Agassi. As he tells it, Obama goes to a bank to cash a check, but without any ID on him. The teller says he can't cash it without identification, pointing out that Mickelson proved who he was by tapping a golf ball into a cup, and Agassi did it by belting a tennis ball into a tiny target. "Is...
  • Crumbling Constitution

    10/15/2014 4:37:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | John Stossel
    Does the Constitution still matter? When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a republic, "if you can keep it." Few people thought the republic would last another 227 years, but it has. The Constitution's limits on government power helped create the most free and prosperous country on earth. But now, some Americans, right and left, give up on the Constitution whenever it gets in the way of policies they like. Some on the right defend anti-obscenity laws or want more mingling of church and state, while those on the left want endless economic regulation. Sen. Tom...
  • It’s Time to Remove Obama from Office - Before He Gets Us All Killed

    10/13/2014 2:24:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 99 replies
    townhall ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Only a madman would gamble with our lives…our children’s lives…and the entire American economy. Why would President Obama play “Russian Roulette” with the future of our country? It’s a gamble no sane leader would take. The life and death issue is Ebola. The President is more concerned with political correctness (and golf) than taking common sense precautions to prevent a deadly pandemic. Why does this President not see his responsibility is to keep the odds as low as possible? There are three simple, common sense actions any President who cared about American citizens would take:
  • [Twitter comment] Liberals Are Livid at This Actor for Cracking This Joke About Obama and Ebola

    10/12/2014 10:15:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    Another actor has made a comment about President Barack Obama that doesn’t accord with the liberal Hollywood elitist viewpoint. So, of course, he’s taking flack for it from leftists whose only idea of free speech is speech that agrees with their preconceptions and agenda. Steve Howey of “Shameless” (or you may remember him from “Reba”) tweeted a comment that amused some and made others “livid.” The tweet, and a handful of responses to it, is below, courtesy of YoungCons and The Blaze.
  • President 0b0la is Helping the Democrats Lose the Senate

    10/12/2014 6:39:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    Vanity | Oct. 12, 2014 | Vanity
    With the inept Republicans not addressing anything of importance to strengthen their message to the American public to vote for them in November, a sudden result of the President's incompetence has surfaced.EBOLA on American shores!Even the lame stream media are reporting this.The sheeple who are usually more concerned about what's happening with Jay Z and Beyoncé have heard about this.Are they worried, we shall see in November.The sheeple usually vote with their pocketbooks, or skin color, I think this election, the sheeple may just vote for their and their families survival.Thank you President 0b0la!
  • Obama Has This Thing Right (Hoping The Author Is Facetious)

    10/12/2014 5:45:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    I know it is hard to believe, but I think after six years that President Obama has finally nailed something. He has this thing going on in Iraq and Syria right and he is leading this country in the correct direction. First, he is right in saying that they are not really Islamists. After all, our President obviously is very knowledgeable about the history of the Muslim religion. He probably knows more about it than any of our scholars because Obama has in depth knowledge of these matters. These people could not be acting in the name of Islam or...
  • Life’s a Beach: ‘Bad Luck Obama’ Sees Childhood Home of Hawaii Reject Proposal To Honor Him

    10/10/2014 8:50:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 10/9/14 | By Kevin Boyd
    Honolulu, Hawaii, city officials have ended a plan to rename a beach after President Obama, who was born and grew up there. Two Honolulu City Council members proposed renaming Sandy Beach Park after President Obama; however, residents strongly came out against the proposal. From the AP: The beach is a popular [sic] for bodysurfing on Oahu’s east side. It was a favorite for the president as he grew up. He bodysurfed there while on vacation during his 2008 campaign. Martin says in a statement that he heard historic and cultural sensitivity concerns from the community about the name change. He...
  • Mexican Gov't Paying to Help Shield Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. from Deportation

    10/10/2014 4:53:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Caroline May
    The government of Mexico is paying to help its citizens who are living illegally in the United States avoid deportation. According to a report from National Public Radio, the Mexican government through its 50 consulates around the United States has been helping to fund low-income illegal immigrants to apply for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA — which shields illegal immigrants from deportation and allows them to work in the U.S. NPR’s report details the story of Tania Guzman, an illegal immigrant who said the cost of applying for DACA worried her, but she was able...
  • The White House Dogs

    10/10/2014 4:30:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    There are two dogs living in the White House other than the Obamas' pet dog. The first of the two dogs is the one that eats all the homework. It has been let loose across government agencies. The Internal Revenue Service had an encounter with the dog. Lois Lerner, in charge of the division accused of harassing conservative groups, suddenly had her hard drive crash. All her emails were gone. Then six other employees mysteriously had their emails vanish. All seven were relevant to the congressional probe of the IRS. The emails appear not to be on any servers. They...
  • Typical: Obama Hits GOP For Being Party of Billionaires

    10/08/2014 5:08:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    resident Obama slammed Republicans in an email to supporters on Tuesday, claiming the GOP is in the ‘pocket of billionaires.’ The irony, of course, is that he then went on to attend a number of fundraisers, including one hosted by a billionaire real estate mogul named Rich Richman. Yes, really. The Daily Mail has the details: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser at Richman's house in Greenwich, Connecticut, cost as much as $32,400 a person, according to the White House. The other two events, held in New York and sponsored by the Democratic National Committee, cost between $1,000 and $32,400...
  • Obama Says His Policies, That Have Kept You in the Unemployment Lines,

    10/08/2014 12:06:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    Legendary GOP campaign strategist Lee Atwater was guided by a political maxim he called the Napoleonic rule: Never interfere with the enemy when it is in the process of defeating itself. Atwater, a master political infighter without peer, would be jumping up and down with glee if he had lived to see what is now happening to President Obama and his party in the 2014 midterm elections. To say the Democrats, led by Obama's many blunders, are tearing themselves apart is putting it mildly. Some of his top advisers are blowing the whistle on him. Consider what has happened in...
  • ISIS, Ebola — Americans Can Handle the Truth

    10/07/2014 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    The Ebola virus is not a threat, but ISIS is. That's what some of our leaders tell us. Should we believe them? Do they have a track record for truth-telling that would lend them credibility. ISIS hasn't (yet) invaded America, but Ebola has. We are bombing ISIS in Syria, but treating Ebola here as an interloper that can be controlled. There is nothing to worry about. No need to panic. Pay no attention to the disease behind the curtain. Experts are in charge and we must always trust our experts. Do you? I sure don't. Sometimes it seems the priority...
  • Democrats Will Pay the Price for Obama in November

    10/07/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Democrats are panicking, and rightly so. Going into the November congressional elections, voter opposition to Obama is worse than it was for George W. Bush and for Bill Clinton at their respective six-year marks, and Democrats can't unyoke themselves from him. It's not just that Gallup's latest polls show Obama's policies are unpopular but that voters are planning to make a statement to that effect in November. Since 1998, Gallup has included a question to determine whether the voters are intending to use their vote to "send a message" that they either support or oppose the sitting president. Gallup found...
  • It's Not Unnatural for Republicans to Want the President Protected

    10/07/2014 5:15:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "Even opposition lawmakers who have spent the last six years fighting his every initiative have expressed deep worry for his security." So wrote the New York Times' Peter Baker in the lead paragraph of a story on the congressional hearing on the Secret Service. Baker is an excellent reporter and a good writer, and so it's useful to consider the implications of his framing of the story. And let's leave aside his hyperbole about Republicans opposition "every initiative" -- some presidential initiatives are uncontroversial and widely supported -- and look at that word "even." Contained within that word and in...
  • Obama's Master Plan With Eric Holder

    10/07/2014 4:45:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I discussed how I believe Rush Limbaugh was right in saying that Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation is not in any way a simple bon voyage. Rather, it is a deliberate ploy to maneuver him into an even greater place of influence, possibly even the Supreme Court. The most obvious replacement on the Supreme Court is liberal-leaning Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton with a 96-3 Senate vote, something she admits today would never happen because of her liberal voting record and her connection with the American...
  • Don't Believe That Man Behind The Curtain Who Says the Economy is Better than it Looks

    10/03/2014 11:49:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The painful, underperforming Obama economy remains Topic A here in the nation's capital and across the country. Pre-midterm election polls show that the voters are just as unhappy as ever over President Obama's mismanaged handling of the economic life of our nation, and Democrats are wringing their hands over expectations that it will cost them their congressional jobs on Nov. 4. It's gotten so bad that even some members of the liberal news media have become a great deal more critical of an economy that one analyst said "simply isn't as healthy as the headline numbers suggest." Even...
  • Wrong Ideological Choice has Cost Obama Dearly

    10/03/2014 5:32:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Barack Obama had a choice between liberalism and the Democratic Party. He chose the latter and it cost him dearly. Liberalism, as an ideology, insists that government can do good and great things for the people and the world, if the people running the government are smart liberals. The Democratic Party says the exact same thing. But liberalism is an ideal, while the Democratic Party is that ideal's representative here in the real world, and in the real world political parties disappoint. Just to be clear -- and to avoid a lot of "Oh, yeah? What about Republicans?!" responses --...
  • Man with 42% approval rating: This midterm election is all about my policies

    10/02/2014 5:09:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Standard, my mental image of Democratic incumbents and their strategists reacting to this clip is of Toht’s face melting off after the Ark is opened in “Raiders.” He’s saying this, mind you, on a day when Mitch McConnell’s Democratic opponent in Kentucky refused to answer a question about whether she voted for him in 2012. A study released a few days ago found that barely more than a third of the Democrats running for Congress this year have expressed support for ObamaCare. The GOP made more noise yesterday about the one-year anniversary of the federal O-Care exchange opening...
  • Obama Spreads the Blame Around for ISIS Rise

    10/02/2014 5:46:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    "No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday." -- Alexander Pope President Obama is known for wanting to "spread the wealth around," but he has now gone a step further. He is spreading blame around for his failure to notice the rapid rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. On "60 Minutes" last Sunday night, the president, who tends to use the personal pronoun when taking credit for perceived successes, blamed his Defense Intelligence Agency chief, James Clapper, for bad intelligence about...
  • Bomb or Occupy -- or Neither?

    10/02/2014 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Wars usually end only when the defeated aggressor believes it would be futile to resume the conflict. Lasting peace follows if the loser is then forced to change its political system into something other than what it was. Republican Rome learned that bitter lesson through three conflicts with Carthage before ensuring that there was not going to be a fourth Punic War. Germany fought three aggressive wars before it was finally defeated, occupied and reinvented. America defeated Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and Imperial Japan, inflicting such damage that they were all unable to continue their resistance. And then, unlike its...
  • The Culture of Passing the Buck

    10/02/2014 4:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, was questioned this past Tuesday by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding lapses in Secret Service Performance. The hearing focused primarily on an incident that took place on September 19. Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, allegedly jumped the White House fence, ran across the White House lawn, ran up a flight of stairs and through the North Portico door. He then allegedly entered the entrance hall, turned left and headed into the East Room, where he was tackled and subdued. A knife was allegedly found in his possession....
  • Political Pressure Finally Forces Obama To Act Against ISIS

    10/01/2014 1:30:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The two most critical rules of warfare are to never tell your enemy what you will not do, and never be seen as a reluctant, vacillating warrior. Barack Obama has broken both of these rules over the course of his presidency in the war on terror. He told them at the outset when we'd be leaving, and now says under no circumstances will he put more "boots on the ground." I guess they're happy to hear that. He came into office on a pledge to "end" the war in Iraq, and won re-election by not only boasting he...
  • The Throat-Clearing President vs. the Throat-Cutting Terrorists

    10/01/2014 3:57:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 10/1/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, President Obama spoke to the United Nations about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In the course of that speech, he discussed a wide variety of threats to Western civilization, ranging from Ebola to global warming, from chaos in Syria to China’s incursions in the South China Sea. The speech seemed unfocused, meandering. But it held together thanks to one common thread: Barack Obama believes that words solve everything. Particularly his own.Obama’s narcissism isn’t mere arrogance. It’s messianism. It’s pure faith that his verbiage can alter the course of history. “We are here,”...
  • Must We Loose This Mortal Coil at 75?

    09/30/2014 11:22:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | John Linder
    My mother took up golf in her 69th year. She had a terrible grip since she was missing her left thumb. It had become infected prior to the discovery of penicillin and was amputated. She played golf for more than 15 years on the 9-hole course in Deer River, Minnesota. We bought her a golf cart for her 80th birthday which made her a heavily recruited partner. Those were some the best years of her life. She died at 89.This all came to mind when I saw Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s appearance on Morning Joe. He discussed an article he wrote...
  • The Latest War Will Not Be Free

    09/28/2014 7:11:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation, followed by live video of Baghdad being bombed. The Bush address drew the biggest audience TV had ever had. This past week, by contrast, life went on normally as U.S. warplanes and Tomahawk missiles destroyed targets in Syria and Iraq in a new war, which has no clear goal or time limit. As our leaders took us into a conflict fraught with...
  • Wanted: Grownups

    09/26/2014 1:20:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The United States had a cold war to win against the Soviet Union. For several decades, students were taught to dive under their desks should a nuclear bomb go off. People built bomb shelters. Americans got so tired of the containment strategy, they took a gamble on a guy from California whose strategy was simple: "We win. They lose." President Reagan did win the Cold War. His Vice President, George H. W. Bush, swept into office promising to finish what Reagan started. The Berlin Wall fell. Then a threat sparked in the Middle East. Bush stormed into Iraq, freed Kuwait...
  • Use Mercenaries to Fight ISIS?

    09/25/2014 11:58:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O'Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy. The use of mercenaries is as old as warfare itself. Alexander the Great used them. King George III hired German mercenaries to fight for the British in the American Revolution. Today mercenaries go by other names, like “contractor." The president is to be commended for assembling a coalition that includes Arab states, but why are our European allies not part of it? Britain hasn't sent planes, though British...
  • Memo From GWB: 'Welcome, Mr. President, to the War on Terror'

    09/25/2014 10:30:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Larry Elder
    To: President Barack Obama From: Former President George W. Bush Topic: Iraq Message: "We're ba-a-a-ack!!!!!" I've been quiet these last six years. But your belated decision to "destroy" ISIS prompted me to write. You repeatedly scorched my presidency, said that I so botched up things, so destroyed American foreign policy that all you had to do was not be George W. Bush. "Don't do stupid stuff" was your West-Wing mantra. What a difference six years of Presidential Daily Briefings on national security threats can make. I re-read your 2002 speech, the one where you called the Iraq war "dumb." The...
  • 'Not Islamic'?

    09/23/2014 10:35:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    resident Obama declared in his recent address to the nation that "ISIL is not Islamic." But how does he know? On what basis did the president of the United States declare the a group of Muslims that calls itself "Islamic State" "not Islamic"? Has he studied Islam and Islamic history and concluded that ISIL, Boko Haram, al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban, Jamaat-e-Islami, Lashkar-e-Taiba (the group that slaughtered 166 people in Mumbai, most especially guests at the Taj Hotel,and which tortured to death a rabbi and his wife), the various Palestinian terrorist groups (all of which have been Muslim, even though...
  • Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans

    09/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | posted at 11:21 am on September 19, 2014 by Allahpundit
    Via NRO, nothing says “slow news Friday” like a lazy post devoted to half-assed speculation. On the one hand, he’s an old Democrat with friends in the Democratic establishment. He might conceivably have heard something from a friend who’s heard something from someone who’s in a position to know. On the other hand, I haven’t seen a single other liberal in media anywhere say anything about an October surprise. What’s most likely? That Bob Beckel, Fox News liberal, is somehow more tapped in to the White House than MSNBC? That lots of other lefties in media know what he’s talking...
  • Do Biden's gaffes matter anymore? (LAUGH ALERT)

    09/21/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 27 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 · 13 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...