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  • 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...
  • Allen West On Obama” He “Abjectly Despises” Whites...

    01/16/2014 9:49:09 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 1/16/14 | John Hawkins
    ...& He And Holder “Are The Most Vile And Disgusting Racists” Liberal progressives don’t want to tackle the problem they created, the decimation of the black family. Fifty years ago only six percent of births in America were out of wedlock Today the number is 72 percent in the black community. There was a time when “acting out” at school resulted in having to stay after school and worse, a call home to mom and dad — talk about a beat down. …Perhaps this is why Holder and Obama want Debo Adegbile as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil...
  • The Obama and Christie Scandals

    01/14/2014 7:30:59 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/10/2014 | Andrew Stiles
    The GOP was accused of overreaching on the IRS; the Left won’t drop the traffic scandal. Some observers were quick to compare New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal to the inappropriate targeting of conservative activist group by the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service. Both involve the abuse of power to punish political opponents, and stunned, angry, saddened executives who blamed their underlings. However, the media’s reactions to the two scandals have been quite different. The New York Times, for example, ran a “Room for Debate” forum asking contributors to debate whether or not Christie should resign as a result...
  • Obama Plans to 'Mobilize' Americans Around a 'National Mission'

    01/13/2014 5:31:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 141 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | Jan. 13, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President Obama says he will use his upcoming State of the Union Address to "mobilize the country around the national mission of making sure our economy offers everyone who works hard a fair shot at opportunity and success." In his weekly radio address on Saturday, he outlined some of the steps he'll take to make 2014 "a year of action." "Working folks are looking for the kind of stable, secure jobs that went overseas in the past couple decades. So next week, I'll join companies and colleges and take action to boost the high-tech manufacturing that attracts the...
  • Obama’s Half Brother “Disappointed” In Obama’s Lies

    01/04/2014 9:48:54 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 1/3/14 | Robert Rich
    We all know there has been a lot of controversy around Obama’s ghost written book Dreams From My Father. In fact there is a lot of inquisition that goes into the majority of what Obama says—lately most of which turns out to be lies. We reported earlier in December about Obama’s half brother releasing a book correcting all the lies Obama claimed to be true in Dreams From My Father. Mark Obama Ndesanjo Mark Obama Ndesandjo recently took to a radio talk show with Laura Ingraham in order to talk about a few of the controversial book’s points. It wasn’t...
  • The Many Disguises of Satan

    07/11/2012 3:21:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 11, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It would be easy if Satan came as he is often portrayed, with horns and a pitchfork. We would naturally flee this ugliness.Alas, he often comes cloaked in beauty, in sheep’s clothing: He claims to offer us freedom and autonomy from an unreasonable God and Church, liberation from rules and being “told what to do.” He cloaks himself in the false righteousness of being “tolerant” and “not judging others.” He exalts us by telling us we have finally come of age and can disregard the “hang-ups” and “repression” our ancestors had of sex and pleasure. He flatters us by...
  • 2017 and the End of Ethics

    12/24/2013 8:36:28 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/24/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Will there be a scandal if the new political appointees at the IRS sic their auditors on Moveon.org? What will the Washington Post say should the new president keep Guantanamo Bay open for five more years, quadruple the number of drone missions, or decide to double renditions? Will it say that he was shredding the Constitution, or that he found the terror threat too great to honor past promises? Will NPR run an exposé on our next president should she tap into Angela Merkel’s cell phone, or monitor the communications of Associated Press reporters — and their parents? Will investigative...
  • Hawaii Health Official Killed in Plane Crash

    12/12/2013 4:05:13 AM PST · by mrsadams · 142 replies
    KHON-TV reported that Hawaii Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy died when the Makani Kai Cessna Grand Caravan crashed half a mile off the north shore of Molokai. Fuddy was one of eight passengers on board the plane in addition to the pilot, and the only one who did not survive. The plane took off at approximately 3:35 p.m. Wednesday from the Kalaupapa Peninsula bound for Honolulu. In addition to Fuddy, the department's deputy director, Keith Yamamoto, was also booked on the flight, department spokeswoman Janice Okubo told the Associated Press. Makani Kai Air has said that the pilot did...
  • Young people have bailed on Obama. Why that matters a lot.

    12/05/2013 6:14:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 159 replies
    wapo ^ | Dec. 4, 2013 | Sean Sullivan and Scott Clement
    One of President Obama's chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America's youth fawning over the president are over.A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public's.
  • State Department Buys Million Dollar Granite Sculpture from Irish-Born Artist

    12/04/2013 3:28:48 PM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 50 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | DEC 3, 2013 | JERYL BIER
    At the end of September, the federal government's fiscal year was drawing to a close, the threat of a shut down was increasing, and the State Department was shopping for art. Four contracts were awarded in the last two weeks of September, including $1,000,000 for a granite sculpture by Irish-born artist Sean Scully to be installed at the new U.S. Embassy in London. Notice of the awards was posted Sunday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
  • Obamas spend quiet Thanksgiving at White House

    11/29/2013 9:09:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 28, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House Thursday and called several members of armed forces to thank them for their service to the country.
  • Remembering Stanley Ann Dunham Obama

    11/22/2013 6:56:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Remember President Barack Obama's mother? Though the airwaves currently echo with his vow "If you like your plan . . ." I keep remembering Obama's account of his mother being denied coverage by her insurance company as she lay dying of cancer. The moving and infuriating story was a staple on the 2008 campaign trail. His mother had insurance, he explained, but when she came down with cancer, her insurance company claimed her disease was a "pre-existing condition" and refused to pay for her treatment. In a debate with Sen. John McCain, Obama said: "For my mother to die of...
  • Mark Levin: 'If This Is Not an Impeachable Offense, Then What Is?'

    11/19/2013 5:53:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 91 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2013 | James Beattie
    "If this is not an impeachable offense, then what is?," Mark Levin asked his audience after playing clips of President Barack Obama repeatedly telling Americans they could keep their health care plans under Obamacare. On his Friday radio program, Levin proposed the question after playing a clip of Obama saying "You can keep your plan" on 36 separate occasions:
  • Crisis: Reid calls “special meeting” of Senate Democrats on ObamaCare

    11/13/2013 4:40:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I don’t get it. Sebelius claims that “the marketplace is working.” What is there to talk about? Actually, I can think of two items on the agenda. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday will convene a special meeting of the Senate Democratic caucus and senior White Officials to discuss the troubled rollout of ObamaCare…The Senate leader said President Obama called him Tuesday evening to discuss healthcare and other issues.Several Democrats have signed onto a proposal sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) that would force insurance companies to let people keep their health plans if they like them.Sen. Tim...
  • MSN report: Obama was ‘cocaine-using gay hustler’ in high school

    11/13/2013 2:35:17 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 11/12/123
    A former childhood acquaintance of Barack Obama is claiming that during his high school years in Hawaii he would often trade sexual favors with "older white gay men" to support his rather severe cocaine habit, as reported by the Microsoft Network (MSN.com) news portal on Nov. 12, 2013. Appearing on the controversial right-of-center on-line talk show The Manning Report, Mia Marie Pope claims to have been a personal acquaintance with Barack Obama during their shared teen years in Honolulu during the mid-late 1970s. Referring to Obama by his younger years moniker of Barry Soetoro, Pope forcefully stated she personally didn't...
  • Mocking Obama

    11/04/2013 5:55:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    It’s been a tough month for President Obama. His beloved healthcare scheme is a slow-motion train wreck and he wasn’t able to trick Republicans into a tax hike as part of budget fights. So let’s pile on with some humor. We’ll start with some NSA-related material. We’ve already shared some amusing cartoons, so now it’s time for a photo from Europe. I don’t know if this is a real pic, but it’s still funny. Not quite as good as this set of images portraying Obama as a voyeur, but worth a chuckle. And it may be a very positive development...
  • Maybe Pain Will Teach You Millenials Not To Vote For Your Own Serfdom

    11/04/2013 3:50:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    You Millenials voted for Obama by a margin of 28 percent, which will make it a lot easier for me to accept the benefits you will be paying for. We warned you that liberalism was a scam designed to take the fruits of your labor and transfer it to us, the older, established generation. Oh, and also to the couch-dwelling, Democrat-voting losers who live off of food stamps and order junk from QVC with their Obamaphones. You didn’t listen to us. Maybe you’ll listen to pain. I have been told that being hard on you Millennials will turn you against...
  • The Saudis' UN Snub Was A Message Meant For Obama (You Think He Got It?)

    10/29/2013 5:43:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Is there an idiom in Arabic for cutting off your nose to spite your face? Saudi Arabia's abrupt rejection on October 18 of the UN Security Council seat to which it had just been elected was described as "bizarre" and "baffling," a "perplexing" decision that that left diplomats "gasping" and was "met with incredulity." No member of the United Nations had ever done such a thing, and the Saudi government's explanation was about as subtle as an uppercut. "The … double standards existing in the Security Council prevent it from performing its duties and assuming its responsibilities," the Foreign Ministry...
  • Fort Hood soldiers say Army warned them off tea party, Christian groups

    10/25/2013 3:16:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 124 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/24/2012 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Don’t donate to the tea party or to evangelical Christian groups — that was the message soldiers at a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood said they received from a counter-intelligence agent who headed up the meeting.If you do, you could face punishment — that was the other half of the message, as reported by Fox News.The briefing was Oct. 17, and about a half-hour of it was devoted to discussion about how perceived radical groups — like tea party organizations and the Christian-based American Family Association — were "tearing the country apart," one unnamed soldier said, to Fox News.Among the...
  • Obama In Wonderland

    10/24/2013 6:51:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." -- The White Queen, "Alice in Wonderland" The more President Obama talks about the supposed joys of his Affordable Health Care law, the more he resembles a political Mad Hatter, devoid of reason, absent logic and ignorant of facts. At a Rose Garden event Monday, the president's theatrics were on full display. With a chorus of supporters behind him, Obama blamed the "slow, wonky" rollout of health insurance enrollment on too many people trying to log on to the government's new marketplace website at the same time. He...
  • Video: Triumphant President Takes Victory Lap Over Huge Obamacare Success

    10/21/2013 1:10:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | October 21, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Yes, really. As you read this morning, I was expecting a some perfunctory contrition and token acceptance of responsibility from President Bystander during his Obamacare remarks in the Rose Garden today. I was wrong. The appearance was more of a pep rally, replete with upbeat promises and applauding supporters. Aides might as well have hung a large "mission accomplished" banner over Obama's head. The fact that the Obamacare websites -- a core element of the law functioning -- are in total shambles and won't be fixed for many weeks or even months were all but shrugged off as an afterthought....
  • Vets Vs. Obama

    10/14/2013 5:57:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | Rich Galen
    Anyone old enough to remember Viet Nam can remember how the country felt toward the man and women who were sent to Southeast Asia to prosecute that war. They were treated like [as this is a family column] garbage. We have discussed before how, in the National Guard during those days, it was suggested that we wear civilian clothes to and from drills. Of all the dumb things the federal government has done during this partial shut down was to have shut down national parks, and national monuments. Some of the national monuments that have been shut down are the...
  • 1-800-T-O-T-A-L-F-A-I-L: One Man's Obamawreck Nightmare

    10/11/2013 6:09:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Behold the Hollywood bubble. This week, actress Olivia Wilde starred in an Obamacare propaganda video targeting young people. "You can sign up for health care online in 10 minutes," her co-propagandist chirped as she cheered. Cue the laugh track. Back on planet Earth, Americans nationwide are still struggling with the $634 million online health care exchange nightmare. One reader asked me to share his story. Like me and 22 million other citizens in the private individual market for health insurance, he recently received his You Can't Keep It cancellation notice. Here's what happened when he went online to find alternatives....
  • Mr. Netanyahu and the End of Days

    10/10/2013 3:33:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    So far Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's peace ruse is still bearing some fruit. President Obama was eager to talk with him at the United Nations -- only to be reportedly rebuffed, until Obama managed to phone him for the first conversation between heads of state of the two countries since the Iranian storming of the U.S. embassy in 1979. Rouhani has certainly wowed Western elites with his mellifluous voice, quiet demeanor and denials of wanting a bomb. The media, who ignore the circumstances of Rouhani's three-decade trajectory to power, gush that he is suddenly a "moderate" and "Western educated."...
  • Obama Administration Prohibits Kennedy Family from Practicing Catholicism

    10/09/2013 9:09:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    The Obama administration has prohibited the Kennedy family from practicing its Catholicism, and the Kennedys now intend to ask the Supreme Court to restore their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion. Their case could become one of the most consequential in our nation's history. The issue: Will the most fundamental liberty of all -- freedom of conscience -- survive in post-Obama America? John Kennedy serves as president of Autocam and Autocam Medical, Michigan-based companies that produce automobile components and medical devices. He and his family own the companies, which employ 661 people in the United States. The...
  • Brooks: “Great Leaders Negotiate and Own the Consequences”

    10/05/2013 6:20:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    As AEI's President Arthur Brooks recently pointed out in an op-ed, the key to any great leader’s success is taking responsibility for one’s actions. Something, he argued, this president doesn’t seem to be doing a whole lot of lately: A vast scholarly literature spanning more than six decades exists on the subject of leadership. The characteristics of effective leaders have been pored over, cataloged and debated. Among them, one trait stands out as axiomatic: Effective leaders take responsibility for problems around them; they do not shift blame to others. As Winston Churchill put it, "The price of greatness is...
  • Obamacare: Obama's Signature Chemistry Set Experiment

    10/04/2013 7:09:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    The arrogance of this president is staggering. He is so convinced he is immune from accountability that he thinks he can thumb his nose at Republicans and refuse even to come to the table and negotiate. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent a memo to his party membership providing an update on the government shutdown, lamenting that Obama wouldn't negotiate and quoting author Bob Woodward's describing Obama's refusal as "baffling" and "in stark contrast to" President Clinton's approach. But unfazed, Obama will not come to the table. This is always the attitude he cops with Republicans. "I don't want you...
  • The Obama Administration: Helping the Bear

    10/01/2013 7:25:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. There’s a hoary old joke about the parson who is treed by a bear. The clergyman prays most earnestly to God, but in an even-handed way: “Lord, I know I’m a sinner, but I beg you: If you won’t help me, please do not help that bear!” Christian persecution around the world is no joke. It is mounting daily. And it is coming in many of those Muslim majority lands to which President Obama famously extended, not a clenched fist, but an open hand. Along with his open hand too often...
  • Hey, Democrats: If not ObamaCare, Here's $95 billion of Easy Savings

    09/30/2013 11:07:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    As Washington wrestles with the challenge of keeping the government's lights on and paying the bills, the Democrats have hunkered down in their familiar "no more spending cuts" position. The House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says, "We all want to reduce the deficit." However, "There's no more cuts to make," she says. "The cupboard is bare." Harry Reid accuses thrift-minded Republicans of extortion, and calls them anarchists, arsonists, and extremists. The President has no time for Congressional Republicans. "I will not negotiate," with elected representatives of the people, he says. Obama's chief adviser likened Republicans to terrorists with "a bomb...
  • President Obama: The Tale of Two Calls

    09/29/2013 9:05:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Kevin McCullough
    President Obama made news with two phone calls this week. On one of the calls he pledged fervent cooperation--even though he foresees difficult negotiations ahead. On the other, Obama warned the person on the other end the line that he could expect nothing but the back of his hand. On the first call, he admitted that "while there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward... [he] believe[d] the two parties could reach a comprehensive solution." (Comprehensive, mind you. Not partial, not segmented, but over-arching, all encompassing, and addressing the most important items to both sides. Hence, comprehensive.) On...
  • The Other Battle to Defund Obamacare

    09/26/2013 8:48:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2013 | Scottie Hughes
    On Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz began a filibuster of the worst law passed by the worst President in American history. He vowed to “speak in support of defunding Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand.” And after 21 hours on his feet, in the true fashion of an “anarchist,” as Harry Reid and the mainstream media smeared him, he politely followed parliamentary procedure, yielded the floor, and exited the Senate chamber. The Senator knew there would come a time when he could no longer stand, but Cruz is from Texas, where you can find the Alamo, the Alamo...
  • Iran Stiffs Obama

    09/26/2013 8:31:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2013 | Nightwatch
    Iran-US: President Rouhani declined to meet with the US President because of Iranian domestic political considerations. Comment: The significance is that the Iranian snubbed the American before the American reportedly decided whether to meet the Iranian. This resonates little in the US, but in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, this is a bold action. The image of the soft-spoken, conciliatory Iranian president who had no time for the American president conveys the illusion of a shift in strategic polarity. The imagery is an illusion, but Iran won the propaganda advantage. It is typical of the Persians who consider themselves...
  • Ted Cruz, the GOP's Obama

    09/25/2013 5:10:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ted Cruz is no Joe McCarthy, as so many liberals bizarrely claim. But he might be the conservative Barack Obama. The charge that he's the new McCarthy is something of a compliment from liberals. It means they don't like him, can't really explain why and need to demonize him instead. In other words, he must be doing something right. For conservatives, the comparison to Obama probably stings more than the McCarthyite smear. But think about it. Both men have impeccable educational credentials. Obama went to Occidental College, transferred to Columbia University and got his law degree from Harvard. Cruz went...
  • Could The GOP Actually Be About To Beat Obama?

    09/23/2013 3:14:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    I have to admit that the Congressional GOP’s Obamacare defunding strategy has me a little nervous – mostly because it just might work. When the GOP does something clever, I start looking for the other three horsemen of the apocalypse. Designing a strategy starts with understanding the ends you seek. Sure, the memo has gone out about the GOP’s “civil war” and how the GOP is “crazy,” but it seems that the party has a realistic end state in mind. It’s not to stop Obamacare today, or even next year, but in 2017 when we can actually drive a stake...
  • Obama: ‘We’re Not Some Banana Republic’

    09/20/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 20 Sep 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    President Obama contended that the United States would become reminiscent of a banana republic if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling and provide funding for Obamacare in upcoming budget negotiations. “This is the United States of America — we’re not some banana republic, this is not a deadbeat nation, we don’t run out on our tab,” the president said during a speech at a Ford plant in Liberty, Mo., on Friday afternoon. “We just can’t pay our bills.” Earlier today, the House voted and passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government except for Obamacare through the end of...
  • Smart Power Versus Serendipity

    09/19/2013 3:33:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Serendipitous events do not a strategy make. Watching events surrounding Syria unfold the last few weeks, and the Obama administration and media's cheers of victory these last few days, is proof that our current leadership does not understand the difference between happenstance and strategy. A quick review of events: the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government on civilians; tough talk by President Barack Obama; an administration push for a congressional vote for use of force; Secretary of State John Kerry's off-the-cuff remark regarding Syria giving weapons up to an international group; Russian President Vladimir Putin leveraging the remark...
  • Abortion Support Undermines Obama's Moral Leadership

    09/16/2013 1:26:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Star Parker
    Whether we are talking about respect for a nation or for an individual, nothing undermines respect more than duplicity -- saying one thing and acting differently. I think it is a big reason why President Barack Obama's Tuesday speech to the nation, in which he attempted to explain why he has proposed military action in Syria, fell so flat. The president cast his rationale for taking action in moral terms; he said a targeted strike against Syria would warn against the future use of poison gas, which killed 1,429 people in an Aug. 21 attack. But the very dubious moral...
  • "This Has Been one of the Most Humiliating Episodes in Presidential History"

    09/12/2013 7:54:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/11/2013 | Guy Benson
    National Journal's Ron Fournier, a veteran DC journo who calls 'em like he sees 'em, hasn't been terribly impressed with President Obama's careening and incomprehensible handling of the crisis in Syria. In an unsparing review, Fournier concludes that Obama has demonstrated himself to be naive and isolated. Behold what 'smart power' hath wrought: Naive about the levers of power: Where to start? Obama reversed course on congressional authorization at the last minute, after a private chat with his chief of staff, and to the surprise of his national security team--all in violation of presidential best practices. He then left the...
  • Obama's Munich

    09/11/2013 6:13:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In August 2012, President Obama inadvertently set America up for war: He said that if Syria crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons, that would amount to a "game changer". In August 2013, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad apparently did just that, gassing some 1,429 people in Damascus. On Sept. 1, 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry made a compelling case for American action in Syria. He did so by comparing Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler. Labeling Assad a "thug and a murderer," he said, "Assad now joins the list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein (who) have...
  • Benghazi, Censored or Spun

    09/11/2013 3:50:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    When we last checked in on Barack Obama discussing Benghazi on the network news, he was reassuring Brian Williams on the Oct. 25 "Rock Center" that "we're going to do a full investigation." It's a year later, and it's still "we are going to." Last fall, Williams and Obama posed as curious for answers on how this disaster happened. Neither of them has demonstrated any noticeable curiosity since. A new Media Research Center study of Benghazi coverage in 2013 on ABC, CBS and NBC shows there are two routine modes of operation: (a) praising Team Obama's public relations and (b)...
  • Open Thread: Obama Tries to Mop Up Syria Mess With Frantically Rewritten Speech

    09/10/2013 5:33:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Does anyone believe the president had the foggiest idea what he'll say tonight as recently as mid-afternoon?  He's blown through three different Syria policies -- that we know of -- in the last 48 hours.  And because he promised America a speech, a speech we shall receive.  How will he frame his remarks?  Will they be tailored primarily for a domestic political audience, or for America's adversaries, who have been running rings around him while giggling?  My guess is that he'll issue a deadline and an ultimatum, while talking a lot about how US pressure created an opening for diplomacy...
  • When Is a War not a War?

    09/10/2013 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Barack Obama accelerated his political ascent in 2002 by positioning himself firmly as the voice of anti-war Democrats. Unlike Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Edwards and John Kerry, then-Illinois state Sen. Obama announced that he opposed the effort to topple Saddam Hussein, not because he opposed all wars, but because he resisted what he called "dumb wars." What was "dumb" about the Iraq War? Sen. Obama didn't say precisely, but he inveighed against "the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats ..."...
  • Specter of Iraq Hovers over Syria Deliberation

    09/10/2013 5:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Hovering over the congressional debate on whether to authorize the use of military force in Syria is the specter of Iraq. It hung even more menacingly over the debate in the British House of Commons Aug. 29 when a 285-272 majority voted against granting the government such authority. The prevalent idea is that America and Britain were maneuvered into the Iraq War by false intelligence. "Bush lied. People died," Democrats liked to say. Brits denounced Tony Blair's "dodgy dossier." I disagree. Yes, both American and British intelligence estimated with high confidence that Saddam Hussein had active weapons of mass destruction....
  • The Warmongering President

    09/09/2013 3:54:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2013 | Rachel Alexander,
    Who would have guessed that liberal Democrat Barack Obama would end up being one of the biggest warmongering presidents in history. It is suspected by many that his decision to militarily intervene in Syria is being done to deflect the public’s attention away from Obamacare, the IRS targeting of conservatives and the NSA surveillance scandal. Intervening on behalf of the Syrian rebels is unpopular because it is not clear that the rebels, who have been infiltrated by al Qaeda affiliates and Iranian-backed militias, are any better than President Bashar al-Assad's Shiite-controlled government, and toppling the regime may lead to instability...