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  • How The 2014 Obama Coup Will Unfold

    08/28/2014 4:36:40 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 354 replies
    8/28/2014 | Laz A. Mataz
    This is exactly how this will play out: The shutdown WILL occur on Oct 1. No noticeable effects for a while. On or about October 15, Obama will pull the plug on the EBT cards and blame Republicans. From October 15 - November 1st, increasing levels of riots will occur in major cities. The entire time, Obama and the Propaganda Corps (ABC NBC CBS CNN NYT) will blame it on the shutdown and on Republicans. November 1st through 7th, Obama will demand Democrats get to the polls to restore government services. Democrats will turn out in numbers never seen before...
  • Hillary fibs about S-CHIP “experience”, too: Boston Globe

    03/14/2008 7:37:41 AM PDT · by jdm · 16 replies · 1,093+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 14, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Hillary Clinton has tried to claim credit for everything politically popular that happened during her husband’s administration, and has even attempted to create a few that never happened at all. Most of these arguments have resulted in repudiation, as when Lord Trimble scornfully dismissed her supposed contribution to the Northern Ireland peace talks as “cheerleading”. Today, the Boston Globe finds more cheerleading than leadership on S-CHIP, which Hillary had claimed as her initiative (via Memeorandum): Hillary Clinton, who has frequently described herself on the campaign trail as playing a pivotal role in forging a children’s health insurance plan, had little...
  • Rand Paul Skips Iowa Confab, Hits Hamptons Fundraiser

    08/13/2014 4:13:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 13, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    To paraphrase a memorable advertisement starring a young Andre Agassi: In Iowa, image is everything. It's a lesson that Rand Paul appears to be learning the hard way. Citing a "family commitment," the likely 2016 White House hopeful passed on attending Saturday’s Family Leadership Summit -- evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats’ annual gathering of social-conservative activists in Ames, Iowa. Few in the nation’s first voting state would have considered the Kentucky senator’s absence a big deal, especially since Paul has been extremely active building relationships in Iowa and has visited there frequently over the past year, including a three-day trip...
  • Hillary Clinton's twisted take on Syria, Iraq and ISIS

    08/13/2014 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Noremac · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | August 13, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    You'll recall that I quipped that  if Obama asserts that it's nighttime - I get up and go to the window to confirm it. Well, the Big 'O' has a soulmate in the crowded universe of liars in American politics.  Hillary Clinton. Hillarys peeing on my leg but claiming that it's just raining. But I know she's peeing on my leg because we're in the middle of a drought out here - and because (ladies, cover your ears), Barack Obama calls her latest self-serving, scapegoat chatter - "Horseshit". Now, I'd say if anyone can recognize horseshit, it would probably be...
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out

    08/12/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard. In the interview, Clinton dismissed the Obama administration’s self-described foreign policy...
  • So Why Is Hillary Doing Stupid Things?

    08/14/2014 8:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    “Great nations need organizing principles—and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” So said former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in an interview with The Atlantic. So, why is she doing stupid things? The Washington Post called her “blunt” criticism of the Obama administration “surprising.” Well, it’s certainly not surprising to anyone who has followed her career. Don’t forget, she made her debut as a Wellesley College senior. She bluntly told off Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Brooke. Sen. Brooke, a liberal Republican, was the first black man elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. As such, and in recognition...
  • German secret service ‘spied on Clinton’: report (i.e. Hillary while SecState)

    08/16/2014 1:54:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Aug 2014 10:03 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The German secret service listened in on at least one of Hillary Clinton’s telephone calls when she was US secretary of state, German media reported Friday. The Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) daily and regional public broadcasters NDR and WDR said documents passed to the CIA by one of its moles inside German intelligence show it eavesdropped on Clinton while she was on a US government plane. […] According to the reports, the Clinton intercept was “not an isolated case”, with the German government apparently giving permission for “spying on a NATO partner”, although it was unclear which of its allies was...
  • Report: German intel spied on Kerry, Clinton

    08/16/2014 1:51:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8-16-2014
    BERLIN — German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton. Der Spiegel reported Saturday that the agency, known by its acronym BND, tapped a satellite phone conversation Kerry made in 2013. The magazine says the agency also recorded a conversation between Clinton and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan a year earlier. Without naming its sources, Der Spiegel says the calls were collected accidentally and the three officials weren't directly targeted.
  • It begins: Iraq crisis prompts Dems to dump on Obama’s foreign policy

    08/11/2014 6:08:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 11,2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The Wall Street Journal observed on Sunday that President Barack Obama’s approach to foreign policy is drawing awful reviews from the critics. What critics? “James Steinberg, formerly the President’s Deputy Secretary of State, and Robert Ford, formerly his Ambassador to Syria,” and, delivering the unkindest cut of all, “Hillary Rodham Clinton, formerly his loyal Secretary of State.” Steinberg said Obama’s decision to provide just limited support to the Kurds, and to direct all other aid through the Iraqi government which has intentionally dragged its feet, “just leaves you scratching your head.” “Nothing we can point to that’s been very successful,”...
  • Clinton critical of Obama foreign policy, says 'failure' to act in Syria created vacuum for jihad

    08/10/2014 12:56:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2014
    Hillary Clinton, the front-runner among potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates, is sharply distancing herself from President Obama's foreign policy, particularly in Syria, as Americans appear to continue losing confidence in his handling of key international affairs. Clinton, who as secretary of state was Obama’s top diplomat, suggested during an in-depth interview with The Atlantic magazine that the president’s foreign-policy mantra of “don’t do stupid stuff” lacked sufficient depth.
  • The Benghazi Brief – The Entire Story Of Operation “Zero Footprint” In Libya

    08/10/2014 9:06:59 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 19 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug. 9, 2014 | Sundance
    Alas, given the backstory of DoD not wanting to arm the rebels, and given the unintended consequences of 2011/2012 from Operation Zero Footprint, and given an upcoming election in November 2012, you can see why in post September 11 of 2012 the Obama administration would want to discontinue this operation and throw a bag over the events of the past 17 months.
  • Clinton Accuses Israel of Being Occupying Force

    06/10/2014 11:09:08 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 10 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accuses Israel of being an occupying force in her new memoir Hard Choices and claims that the Jewish state denies “dignity and self determination” to Palestinians in the West Bank. Clinton recalls being surprised by what she termed “life under occupation for the Palestinians,” according to the book. Pro-Israel officials and insiders on Capitol Hill have called Clinton’s comments tone deaf and said that her claim that Israel is an occupying force reveals a bias against the Jewish state. “When we left the city and visited Jericho, in the West Bank, I got my...
  • Hillary: Qatar Could Mediate Peace Process Between Israel and Hamas (VIDEO)

    07/18/2014 10:13:32 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 18 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed that Qatar – the chief financier of Hamas – could play a key role in mediating peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Clinton, during an interview with Charlie Rose, touted Qatar as a country that could play a constructive role in arbitrating peace between Hamas and Israel, which recently launched a full-scale ground incursion into Gaza in an attempt to cut off the terror group’s access to sophisticated weaponry. Qatar, which has served as Hamas’ chief financial lifeline, keeping the group afloat and facilitating its arms buildup, could convince Hamas to stop trying...
  • Israel Can Thank Hillary For Hamas Terror Tunnels

    08/05/2014 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 17 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 08/04/2014 | Editorial
    Mideast: Finally, the president has scolded Hamas for using its tunnels to attack Israel. But he should also fault his former secretary of state. It was Hillary Clinton who aided their construction. Rewind to 2012. Then, as now, Hamas terrorists in Gaza were raining rockets on Israeli towns. Eight days of cross-border fighting claimed 166 Palestinian and six Israeli lives. Just 48 hours before Israeli troops planned to invade Gaza, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brokered a cease-fire. She flew to the region and met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and announced a peace deal from Cairo. The cease-fire held,...
  • Terrorism's Useful Idiots

    08/01/2014 11:21:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | John Nantz
    The Hamas propaganda machine is running full throttle, pumping out disinformation faster than their murderous barrage of indiscriminate missiles, tunneling like grubs into the psyche of the unsuspecting. Their fellow travelers and supporters in the establishment media are all too happy to carry Hamas' corpse-laden water. Worse still are the useful idiots in our own government who parrot the terrorist narrative without so much as a moments reflection. Recently, the addled Nancy Pelosi mouthed what she'd been fed by the Qataris, claiming that "Hamas is a humanitarian organization." Simply astounding. Israel was most recently provoked by Hamas’ kidnapping of three...
  • Hillary: Hamas Puts Its Missiles In Civilian Areas Because "Gaza Is Pretty Small" (Freudian Slip)

    07/29/2014 7:44:32 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/29/2014 | Ian Schwartz
    HILLARY CLINTON: The problem is, and this is something -- I'm not a military planner, but Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets in civilian areas, part of it is is that Gaza's pretty small and its densely populated.
  • WOW! Hillary Claims Hamas Fires Rockets From Schools Because “Gaza Is Small” (Video)

    07/29/2014 9:56:36 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 29, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Wow!… And this could be to be the next leader of the Free World? In an interview on Fusion TV former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed Hamas fired rockets from schools because “Gaza is small.” There are so many things wrong with this statement: “I think Hamas intended to provoke Israel, because that is why they started the rocket fire again. As I said when I negotiated a ceasefire it held until just this month. And, then Hamas which has its back against the wall decided to once again fire rockets into Israel. Israel made it clear that wasn’t...
  • Hillary: Gaza´s Small Size Justification for Hamas Housing Rockets in Schools

    07/28/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 126 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7/28/14 | Breitbart TV, by Pam Key
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV´s Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I´m not a military planner but Hamas puts it´s missiles, it´s rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Luis Gutierrez throws his support behind Hillary Clinton in 2016 (Payback for FALN pardons?)

    08/10/2014 10:25:29 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Chicago-Sun Times ^ | 08/07/2014 | CHAD MERDA
    e polls show an overwhelming amount of support for Hillary Clinton and now Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., is ready to give her a boost as well. Gutierrez, who appeared on PoliticKING with Larry King, says Clinton has what it takes. “I will be happy to back Hillary Clinton, I think she has an astonishing background and a readiness," Gutierrez said. "If she’s ready, I’m ready for Hillary.”
  • Hillary Clinton criticizes Obama's foreign policy 'failure'; strongly defends Israel

    08/10/2014 10:22:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/10/14 | Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
    Ahead of a possible presidential run, Hillary Clinton appears to be distancing herself from what she called President Barack Obama's foreign policy "failure": the decision not to intervene during the early stages of the Syrian civil war. In an interview with The Atlantic published on Sunday, the former secretary of state says the "failure" of the United States to those protesting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led to the rise of al-Qaida-inspired groups like ISIS, the militants currently creating havoc in Syria and Iraq. “The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who...
  • Ted Cruz's "Five Conservative Victories"

    08/10/2014 6:40:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Aug 10, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at the 2014 Red State Gathering in Ft. Worth on Friday, telling the hundreds of gathered conservative activists not to believe the media's rhetoric on the lagging conservative movement - that, in his time in Washington, there are distinct and powerful victories that conservatives can be proud of. He named five victories, and two that, in his words, "are fixin' to be completed." 1. The defeat of President Obama and congressional Democrats' proposed gun control measures Conventional wisdom last year was that the President's gun control proposals were unstoppable... I was proud to stand with my...
  • America must elect a patriot and leader in 2016, not another bloodless parasite

    08/07/2014 10:16:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Has the time finally come that practical rather than political experience, a larger than life persona and sanguinary vision of both sworn enemies and fair weather friends should define the suitability for office of the next American president? Our elected representatives are charged with defense of the Constitution of the United States and the faithful execution of their office. But for decades the republic has suffered through an epidemic of irreconcilable political, economic, social, and media agendas which have transformed the US from a nation of prosperity into one of decay. We are becoming what our Founders feared most as...
  • Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016

    08/03/2014 3:39:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2014 | Edward Klein
    In an echo of 2008 — when Ted and Caroline Kennedy backed upstart Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton — members of the Kennedy clan have been quietly wooing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and encouraging her to throw her hat in the ring, sources tell me. The question of whom to back in the 2016 presidential race has split the Kennedys down the middle. Robert Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, and their eldest son, former US Rep. Joe Kennedy II, favor Warren — the darling of the party’s left-wing base who now sits in Ted Kennedy’s old seat — while Bobby Jr....
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools

    07/30/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 07/28014 | Breitbart
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV's Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I'm not a military planner but Hamas puts it's missiles, it's rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Kerry, Hillary Both Get Caught Helping Hamas

    07/29/2014 5:56:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Mideast: Secretary of State Kerry practically acts as proxy for the Hamas terrorist group, and his predecessor, Hillary Clinton, excuses Hamas' use of human shields. As President Obama likes to say, "That's not who we are." 'Our starting point must always be a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel," Obama wrote in a much-celebrated 2007 Foreign Affairs magazine article. "That commitment is all the more important as we contend with growing threats in the region — a strengthened Iran, a chaotic Iraq, the resurgence of al-Qaida, the reinvigoration of Hamas and Hezbollah." Seven years later, Iran is...
  • How Ted Cruz Trolls Obama’s Foreign Policy

    07/29/2014 1:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Eli Lake
    The Tea Party favorite loves to needle Team Obama. But in an interview, Cruz also reveals a new kind of conservative foreign policy: American exceptionalism without the nation building.One way to understand Ted Cruz’s foreign policy, particularly if you are a Democrat, is through the prism of the social media phenomenon known as trolling. The best trolls are provocateurs. Their language is meant to expose a fallacy or weakness in the opponent’s position as opposed to offering a constructive alternative. In a wide-ranging interview with the junior senator from Texas, there was a lot of trolling. Of Obama’s recent attempt...
  • Hillary Clinton: Let Hondurans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorans Apply for Asylum from Home

    07/27/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she wanted more Central American citizens to apply for asylum to live in the United States from their home countries. The Obama administration is reportedly considering setting up a satellite facility in Honduras to allow people to apply for asylum without coming to the United States, but Clinton said Guatemalans and El Salvadorans should have asylum facilities in their nations as well. In an interview with Jorge Ramos on Fusion, Clinton said that she wanted facilities "over there" to "screen kids... before they get in the hands of coyotes, or they get on...
  • Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry on Foreign Policy: A 2016 Preview

    07/26/2014 9:13:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Steve Deace
    There is no debate we’re a country in transition. The only debate is what we’re actually transitioning to, and whether we’ll be better or worse as a people for it. Such transitions challenge trusted traditions to prove they’re still relevant. Old alliances are tested. And folks tend to gravitate to new ideas quickly before they’re fully vetted, mainly because they’ve lost faith in the old ideas. In the political arena, nowhere will this attempted paradigm shift be more apparent than the foreign policy debate that could very well define the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Recently, Kentucky Senator...
  • "Booing" of Hillary Clinton Electronically Transformed into "Applause" for TV Viewers!

    09/06/2002 4:37:40 PM PDT · by vannrox · 108 replies · 2,021+ views
    Media Research Center - Cyber ALERT! (Media Bias; Pro-Liberal & Pro-Facist) ^ | Friday August 30, 2002 (Vol. Seven; No. 133) | Editorial Staff
    A holiday weekend video treat: How cable music channel VH1 turned booing of Senator Hillary Clinton into cheering. Senator Clinton was booed when she walked on stage last October at a rock concert in Madison Square Garden to benefit 9/11 victims. It was shown live by VH1 but, as ABC's John Stossel illustrated in a July 20/20 special on media distortions, when the Viacom-owned cable channel replayed it sound technicians replaced the booing with cheering and applause. And that version is the permanent record VH1 put onto its DVD of the event. During his July 12 20/20 look at media...
  • With liberals pining for a Clinton challenger, ambitious Democrats get in position (Jerry Brown)

    07/20/2014 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/19/2014 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    DETROIT — On the night before her Friday keynote address to a gathering of progressive activists here, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to slip into a hotel restaurant for a quiet dinner. But the former law professor has become a liberal superstar, and when a few admirers spotted her walking to the corner of the dining room, they cheered loudly. A moment later, more joined in the applause. Then one urged her, “Run for president!” The next morning at Netroots Nation, where Warren (D-Mass.) gave a fiery sermon for economic populism — “The game is rigged, and it isn’t right!” —...
  • Could Elizabeth Warren Face Ted Cruz In 2016?

    07/19/2014 10:20:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    RedState ^ | July 18th, 2014 at 03:37 PM | Dan McLaughlin
    Should the Democrats nominate Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016, as a draft-Warren movement, some liberal pundits and enthusiasts at this week’s Netroots Nation convention believe? Should Republicans nominate Ted Cruz, who has kept his options open with frequent trips to Iowa and New Hampshire? In some ways, Cruz and Warren are mirror images, and the cases for and against them are surprisingly similar. But there are also some critical differences.Before 2008, the idea of a presidential contest between two first-term Senators in their (by then) fourth year in Washington would have seemed ridiculous; in 1988, Dan Quayle was roundly...
  • So whatever happened to the deficit?

    07/19/2014 5:47:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-19-2014 | Al Kamen
    Not so long ago the federal deficit was projected to destroy the country, our children’s future and just about everything else. Budget battles shut down the entire government for a couple weeks. How times change. A count by our colleague Alice Crites illustrates how the issue gained media traction – - especially after the Bush/Obama stimulus packages to mitigate Bush’s Great Recession – and how much it’s faded from the front pages. So what happened? Simple answer, of course, is that the deficit is way down and, for now, no longer a big problem.
  • More from War on Women: Eric Holder Doesn't Like Sarah Palin

    07/15/2014 7:22:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | John Ransom
    The worst is judging the not-so-good: That’s what Attorney General Eric Holder would have you believe. Yes, the worst attorney general in our history contends that Sarah Palin wasn’t a very good vice presidential nominee. Mark one up again for the liberals war on women. “She wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate,” the AG told George Stephanapolous on ABCNews. “She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.” We’ve known for a while that Holder knows little about the law, now we know that he knows little about politics too. He’s wrong on the law...
  • Second look at Al Gore?

    07/05/2014 10:09:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 5, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Allahpundit touched on this idea briefly this week in an article primarily to do with Mitt Romney in specific and the general question of whether or not there are second acts for losing party nominees in the 21st century. But apparently the idea has taken root in a few places, and as he noted in the article, the Daily Caller (or at least Mark Halperin) talked about it without being entirely tongue in cheek. Mark Halperin, the senior political analyst for “Time” magazine, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday and boldly reiterated his Wednesday Twitter assertion that Al Gore —...
  • THE NEW ARISTOCRACY

    07/05/2014 12:57:18 PM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 5, 2014 | Ron Maxwell
    [...]If Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush were to become president of the United States it would mean the power and influence of the presidency remained in the hands of the Clinton family for possibly sixteen years, and that’s not even counting the princess in waiting, Chelsea; and in the case of the Bush family, possibly twenty years, and that’s not counting the heir apparent, George Prescott Bush. Have we devolved into a nation of bleating sheep, or screaming teenagers at an episode of American Idol? Can it be true that there are no other citizens in this great nation worthy of...
  • Getting Democrats to Vote (Lefty thinks Ted Cruz will face Hillary in 2016)

    07/04/2014 7:10:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 4, 2014 | Bob Burnett, Berkeley writer, retired Silicon Valley executive
    After an absence of several years, the new Pew Research Center political typology poll was just released. It breaks the American political electorate into eight groups. And, it makes clear what the Democratic challenge is in November midterm election. The Pew political typology has two dimensions. One is the likelihood of voting. Pew factors voters into three categories: "General Public," "Registered Voter," and "Politically Engaged." I'll assume the "Politically Engaged" are those likely to vote in the November midterm election and focus on those percentages. The second Pew dimension is the degree of partisanship. Pew sees three clusters. The first...
  • Hillary's Authenticity Problem Could Cost Democrats the Election

    07/04/2014 7:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | July 4, 2014 | John Sexton
    A new conventional wisdom is forming which says Democrat's gaffes don't matter because they aren't connected to (bad) Republican policies. There's a grain of truth to this argument and yet it misses the big picture. Hillary's policy positions won't be able to save her from her own serious flaws as a candidate. Progressive writer Brian Beutler explained why Romney's gaffe's mattered (and Hillary's didn't) this way: "Romney's weaknesses ran much deeper than tone-deaf asides about close friendships with NASCAR team owners, or a car elevator. His unfamiliarity with material deprivation was badly compounded by his devotion to an agenda (and...
  • Obama: Republicans won't win another presidency without a move to center

    07/03/2014 6:02:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    President Obama on Wednesday predicted the Republican Party would have to "move back to the center" if it ever wanted to win another presidential election. During an interview with "Marketplace" radio show, Obama defended his recent effort to sidestep Congress on a number of issues this year in the face of inaction. He said Republicans are unable to carry out "basic functions of government,” pointing to the failure to pass immigration reform and the government shutdown last year. "I don't think this is a permanent state of affairs,” he said. “I think over time the Republican Party will move back...
  • Rubio's Effort to Modernize the GOP

    07/02/2014 9:37:41 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    Commentary ^ | July 1, 2014 | Peter Wehner
    In an earlier post I asked who on the right, in the wake of the ruins of the Obama presidency, will step up and seize the opportunity. Among those who are is Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Last week Senator Rubio gave a policy address, which elicited favorable comments from Ross Douthat, Ramesh Ponnuru, Jim Pethokoukis, and Reihan Salam. Like these four, I found Senator Rubio’s speech, co-hosted by Hillsdale College and the YG Network, to be quite impressive. The Florida senator offered ideas on how to reform our entitlement programs, tax code, higher education, health care, and our social safety...
  • Bobby Jindal Winning Over Religious Right as He Mulls WH Bid

    07/01/2014 2:45:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is aggressively courting conservative Christians as he contemplates a potential run for the White House in 2016 – and it appears to be paying dividends. The Republican politician has been developing relationships with evangelical leaders while promoting himself as a champion of family values and battling increasing religious intolerance, according to BuzzFeed.Michael Farris, founder of the evangelical Patrick Henry College, said Jindal is looked on very favorably by the religious right, while comparing him to former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a minister who is also seen as a possible presidential candidate. Jindal "is a top-tier...
  • Maher to Hillary Clinton: ‘Go Away’ Before We Get ‘Sick of You’

    06/28/2014 10:19:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 28 Jun 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher took on Hillary Clinton‘s big book tour/2016 pre-campaign and amid the mockery of Clinton downplaying how well-off her family is (he sarcastically sympathized with someone emerging “from the financial rut that is the U.S. presidency”), Maher had some advice for the soon-to-be-official presidential candidate: go away. Contrary to people saying that doing the book tour now will inoculate her from criticism in 2016, Maher said Clinton being constantly on TV and in the news will give way to a different result; namely, “we’re sick of you.” And people will grow tired of her by 2016 anyway.
  • Warren Positioned To Take Advantage Of Clinton's Flaws

    06/27/2014 10:38:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Paging Elizabeth Warren: This is your moment. In 2007, Democrats were delirious with rage about the Iraq war. Hillary Clinton, the "inevitable" presidential front-runner, had voted for the war and refused to apologize for it. Other leading candidates, including Joe Biden, John Edwards and Chris Dodd, voted for it too. This left a huge opening for a credible antiwar candidate. Barack Obama, inexperienced and underqualified, nonetheless jumped into the vacuum. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, the issue that obsesses the base of the Democratic Party is income inequality. I think that's foolish. The underlying causes of inequality...
  • Hillary made a secret deal with Huma to keep Weiner quiet

    06/26/2014 5:19:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Emily Smith and Ian Mohr
    Hillary Clinton has a “secret deal” with her top aide Huma Abedin to keep her troublesome husband Anthony Weiner out of the spotlight, sources tell Page Six, as the former secretary of state mulls a run for president. Clinton aides have insisted Weiner “stay out of public life for two years,” and that he “avoid causing any further embarrassment to Huma or Clinton,” according to our sources.
  • A 2016 Preview? Rand Paul vs Hillary Clinton on Taxes

    06/25/2014 7:14:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wrote a post several years ago contrasting a good initiative by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and a statist proposal by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. There was no connection between the two ideas, but I thought the comparison helped show the difference between someone who instinctively wants more freedom and someone who reflexively thinks there should be more government control. Let’s do the same thing, but this time highlight a difference between Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton, particularly since the two of them may be rivals in 2016. First, let’s look at what Rand Paul recently said...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Will Win in 2016

    06/22/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 22, 2014 | Carl M. Cannon
    At the end of the Civil War, but before the pernicious reach of Jim Crow undermined the Union Army’s battlefield victory, former slaves and free blacks found themselves in possession of a most precious right -- the right to vote. It didn’t matter if a man had been a war hero in the famed, all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment or a house servant on a Southern plantation. All that mattered was that he was a man. To say that this development didn’t sit well with the progressive-minded women of this country is an understatement. Before the war, the abolitionist...
  • We're not truly 'well off,' Hillary says

    06/22/2014 2:32:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Hillary Clinton says she and her husband aren’t truly “well off,” despite the fact that they’ve made millions. Clinton made the comment in an interview published Saturday night in The Guardian. The exchange touched on the recent comment she made about how she and former President Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001—a statement many regarded as out of touch. "But they don't see me as part of the problem," she said of voters, "because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names;...
  • Clinton Bristled at Benghazi Deception

    06/22/2014 10:30:23 AM PDT · by drpix · 98 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/22/14 | Edward Klein
    “Hillary was stunned when she heard the president talk about the Benghazi attack,” one of her top legal advisers said in an interview. “Obama wanted her to say that the attack had been a spontaneous demonstration triggered by an obscure video on the Internet that demeaned the Prophet Mohammed.” This adviser continued: “Hillary told Obama, ‘Mr. President, that story isn’t credible. Among other things, it ignores the fact that the attack occurred on 9/11.’ But the president was adamant. He said, ‘Hillary, I need you to put out a State Department release as soon as possible.’”
  • How did Hillary's child rapist client die?

    06/22/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT · by Piranha · 16 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 22, 2014 | Piranha (Vanity)
    We all have read about Hillary's legal defense of the accused child rapist and her callous interview about the case. As I saw yet another article about it today, I realized that year in which the rapist died, 1992, was the year in which Bill Clinton was running for his first term as President and conservatives' attention was drawn to the number and nature of deaths of those people who could have said things to compromise his campaign. Does anyone know how this rapist died in 1992? Was there anything mysterious or untoward about his death?