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  • Dems, not Jeff Sessions, have the real race problem

    01/14/2017 5:49:16 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Jan, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    Armstrong Williams op-ed: Dems, not Jeff Sessions, have the real race problem © Getty It is an unfortunate truth that Democrats are not the examples of diversity and inclusion as much as they claim. They portray themselves as the righteous warriors of truth and conviction, and they actually believe this “truth” to be self-evident. But we must all ask ourselves, particularly as they take the moral high ground while launching a thousand ships of claims of racism against Senator Jeff Sessions, are they truly demi-gods of morality or just puppeteers attempting to pull all of our string? It's the latter,...
  • Trump asks Ben Carson to consider Housing secretary post

    11/22/2016 6:46:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 22, 2016 | Chris Megerian
    Donald Trump asked Ben Carson to consider serving as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, an advisor to the former Republican presidential candidate said Tuesday. They discussed the potential job at a meeting in the morning and Carson is "seriously considering" it, said the advisor, Armstrong Williams. "It’s a role that plays to Dr. Carson’s passions," he said. Asked what qualifications the retired neurosurgeon has for overseeing housing policy, Williams said: “Dr. Carson has experience with everything. You’d be shocked at the depth of his experience.”
  • Dr. Ben Carson turns down offer to serve in Trump administration

    11/15/2016 8:45:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 105 replies
    Circa ^ | 11-15-16 | Raffi Williams
    According to Dr. Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams, Dr. Ben Carson will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, a separate source confirmed that Carson was being offered a position as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Williams told Circa that Dr. Carson thinks he can, "best serve the President outside the administration."
  • The Pivot: Four Things Trump Must Do Post-Convention

    08/01/2016 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 1, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    All the pomp and circumstance has passed. The balloons have fallen, and the conventions are over and through. Expect to see a bounce for Secretary Clinton that essentially wipes away the bump Donald Trump received in the hours and days following his Cleveland closeout. Yes, now is the time in the presidential election cycle for the proverbial pivot - the shift to full campaign mode in which each side bunkers down and prepares for the onslaught of war. The team that makes the fewest mistakes in this episode wins.I love these times. They test the political mettle of a candidate....
  • Bernie’s Utopian Nightmare

    05/31/2016 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 31, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    Bernie Sanders’ appeal among young people has increasingly focused on delivering the supposed benefits a socialist society can give them; free education, free health care, and a government-mandated ‘living wage.’ But his vision for a socialist utopia flies in the face of reason – and the saddening saga of socialism in Europe. Sanders’ latest missive accusing Senator Mitch McConnell of denying pensions to coal miners in Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania typifies a fervent belief that the government can be a cure to all ills. The coal industry has been hit hard over recent years – in particular because of...
  • Do Not Interfere with the Will of the People in An Effort To Stop Trump

    03/24/2016 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 171 replies ^ | March 24, 2016 | Armstron Williams
    The American People are angry. And it is not cyclical anger – after all, we are sitting at the top of the current business cycle. This anger is a secular trend. There is anger at the lack of jobs, there is anger over class warfare , there is anger at police profiling of young black men, anger at conservatives, anger at political correctness, anger at Liberals, anger at the break down of our inner city infrastructures and the poisoning of water in Flint, Michigan and elsewhere, anger at Hillary Rodham Clinton, anger at Donald Trump, anger at the main...
  • Top Advisor Armstrong Wiliams Confirms Dr. Ben Carson Quitting After Super Tuesday?

    02/24/2016 9:36:50 PM PST · by drewh · 38 replies
    Poitical Insider ^ | 2.24.16 | Bill Cunningham
    In a shocking move, Armstrong Williams, who is Dr. Ben Carson’s closest political advisor, dropped hints exclusively with Breitbart News that Carson will drop out immediately after the Super Tuesday Primary. The stunning revelation came during an interview with host Stephen Bannon, after Williams attacked the rest of the GOP field for “dirty tricks” and using “scorched earth tactics” against an honorable man. This is a political earthquake, as the GOP establishment tries to figure out how to defeat conservative businessman Donald J. Trump: “While we’re heading to Super Tuesday next week, I think as I’ve said in an op-ed...
  • Carson Adviser Armstrong Williams, Not Cruz Campaign, Announced Possible Suspension of Campaign

    02/05/2016 7:23:22 PM PST · by TBP · 124 replies
    The conservative Historian ^ | February 2, 2016 | Jonathan Henderson
    Carson’s team has yet to produce corroborating emails to prove their allegations. It still remains possible, given that reports just past midnight might suggest Carson may well drop out. Speculation abounded Monday night that GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson might drop out of the race, after news broke that Carson was not sticking around in Iowa to wait out caucus results, nor heading directly to New Hampshire or South Carolina for the next primaries on the calendar. The Carson campaign, now involved in another PR nightmare, had to dispel the rumors later today by blaming everyone but what the doctor...
  • Inside the Carson campaign meltdown

    01/22/2016 3:58:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies ^ | Kyle Cheney
    On Thanksgiving night, Ben Carson sat in a chartered plane on a Baltimore airport tarmac surrounded by his wife and campaign advisers. The destination: Jordan. A secret mission to the Middle East, his team hoped, would help reestablish the retired neurosurgeon's credibility amid searing questions about his shaky grasp of foreign policy. The trip would be kept under wraps until Carson appeared on the Sunday news shows from the location -- partly a security measure, partly a political play. But as Carson and his team awaited takeoff, they were blindsided when The New York Times posted a story outlining the...
  • After A Shake Up, Ben Carson Sees Signs of Enthusiasm in Iowa

    01/10/2016 11:33:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    nbc ^ | Jan 7 2016, 1:19 pm ET | Jane C. Timm
    PELLA, Iowa - Amid tanking poll numbers and a campaign shake-up, supporters swarmed three Ben Carson events on an icy Wednesday in Iowa, suggesting that the retired-pediatric-neurosurgeon-turned-Republican-presidential-candidate may still have what it takes to do well in the state's kingmaker caucuses. More than 150 supporters showed up in Panora, a small town of just 1,100, and so many supporters gathered at a small Winterset cafe that Carson gave a second, shorter town hall for those who couldn't fit in the room for the scheduled event. More than 350 attended an event in Pella on Wednesday evening, filling dozens of seats...
  • Exclusive: Armstrong Williams Says Revitalized Carson Coming for Cruz, Trump, Rubio in 2016

    01/01/2016 4:10:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 1, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Armstrong Williams, a close confidant and business manager for Dr. Ben Carson, told Breitbart News exclusively on Friday that Carson is confident he will re-emerge as a formidable candidate, place top three in Iowa, and win South Carolina--and eventually win the GOP nomination in 2016. "He remains in control," Williams said in a phone interview. "He made the changes that were necessary to give him the best chance to surge again to place first, second or third in Iowa, to win South Carolina, and establish the necessary momentum to win the GOP nomination." Both Carson campaign manager Barry Bennett and...
  • Republican Ben Carson's campaign manager, 20 staff quit

    12/31/2015 3:56:26 PM PST · by springwater13 · 41 replies
    U.S. Republican Ben Carson's 2016 presidential bid was thrown into chaos on Thursday when his campaign manager and some 20 other staff members quit amid infighting, dropping poll numbers and negative media coverage. Barry Bennett, who oversaw Carson's rapid rise to the top tier of Republican contenders and his later fall, said he quit over differences with another top adviser to Carson, Armstrong Williams. Specifically, Bennett blamed Williams for an interview Carson gave last week to The Washington Post suggesting that the campaign was in disarray. "It's one of the stupidest things I've ever seen a candidate do," Bennett said....
  • Ben Carson responds to Trump's tirade against him last night in Iowa:

    11/13/2015 11:07:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Hot ^ | November 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is the smartest possible response from a man who's admired by voters for his piety and service as a healer. He turned the other cheek: "It's so sad watching and listening to him," Armstrong Williams said on CNN's "New Day." "I mean, a man who is so accomplished, who has been so blessed, but yet cannot fathom why Dr. Carson or anyone else would be doing better than he in the presidential race right now.""He just cannot accept leading from behind," Mr. Williams said. "He cannot accept being challenged. He cannot reconcile how this is happening. Obviously, he only...
  • Top Carson adviser praises Farrakhan urges Nation of Islam be paid by taxpayers to patrol Chicago

    11/02/2015 8:57:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/2/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a story that contrasts the managerial skill of Ben Carson with that of Donald Trump. It is very unlikely Trump would handle this the same way Carson is handling it. It might have gone under the radar of the mainstream media, but the blogosphere has told an interesting story about one of Ben Carson’s advisers that directly reflects on the presidential candidate’s ability to hire quality people to help him administer his affairs. Given his public questioning of Muslims’ suitability to hold positions of trust, it is not insignificant that a top adviser of Carson has called for...
  • Top Carson Aide Wants Taxpayers To Fund Farrakhan

    10/26/2015 6:20:11 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 110 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/17/2015 | Evan Gahr
    Ben Carson says a Muslim should not be president. But his key adviser, Armstrong Williams, has, unbeknownst to the good doctor’s supporters, been praising Louis Farrakhan — even urging Chicago to hire Nation of Islam security guards to fight crime. Quite the Farrakhan aficionado, Williams had promised to broadcast his radio show live from the hate monger’s 20th anniversary Million Man March last Saturday, recalling to the Washington Times that, “It was a moving experience [in 1995], so I want to be there again.” In a little-noticed Times column the day after the march, “To Curb Chicago Violence Bring in...
  • Support of Farrakhan organization may force Ben Carson to separate from longtime adviser

    10/23/2015 6:12:31 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2015
    Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America is calling on presidential candidate Ben Carson to sever ties with his longtime confidante, business manager and top outside campaign adviser, Armstrong Williams. On October 5 Williams penned a barely-noticed article for The Hill titled "The Nation of Islam Could Be Chicago's savior.” On October 19, Townhall reprinted the same piece but this time with a different title: "To Curb Chiraq Violence, Bring in the NOI." Williams calls on his readers to distinguish between “moderate” NOI-ers and the more virulent “extremists,’ spouting “inflammatory rhetoric” like Farrakhan. According to Williams, the organization’s partnership...
  • Trump sends Perino into near meltdown

    06/21/2015 8:40:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Enter Stage Right ^ | June 22, 2015 | John Bender
    Donald Trump's claim that as President he would build a wall between Mexico and the U.S. and make Mexico pay for it has the political establishment fuming. Dana Perino, co-host of The Five on Fox News was practically foaming at the mouth over the idea. Perino is an ayatollah of the Bushiban who offers little to the show except regurgitated establishment talking points and mindless defense of anything any Bush says or does. On Tuesday Perino had the following exchange with co-host Eric Bolling. Mr. Bolling said Trump "was not afraid to take shots at other countries. He took shots...
  • A new strain of racism from the newest Americans

    11/16/2014 2:42:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    Racism in America has often been reduced to white-against-black discrimination, and understandably so. After all, it was white colonists who forcibly removed Africans from their homeland and brought them to America to serve as slaves on plantations.
  • Dr. Ben Carson Continues His Wisdom Tour

    02/26/2013 9:02:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 25, 2013 | Armstrong Williams
    Dr. Ben Carson, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and legendary neurosurgeon, is now in the spotlight for his keynote address to the National Prayer Breakfast on February 7. It’s not brain surgery to figure out why. Most notable was his criticism of Obamacare, one of the worst federal laws in decades, and one which, before its complete implementation, is already destroying our economy on a massive scale. Dr. Carson, relying on decades of medical experience, proposed health savings accounts for every American, which would fix two enormous problems in our system today: (1) regressive intergenerational transfers of wealth, and (2)...
  • Vanity: A Call To All Michael Savage Fans...

    01/10/2012 11:05:48 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Self (somewhat) ^ | 1/10/12 | Self
    As many of you know, "The Savage Nation" used to air in its entirety in Washington, DC on 730AM - WTNT. Since January 1st, 2012, the first live hour of the show (6-7pm) has been replaced by "The Armstrong Williams Show" (which is taped). At 7:06pm, Dr. Savage and "The Savage Nation" returns to the WTNT airwaves. So therefore, Armstrong's show lasts only one hour. This makes me MAD because WTNT removed Dr. Savage from the first live hour (6-7pm), which is the MOST IMPORTANT HOUR OF THE SHOW -- aside from the fact that it's the one hour where...
  • Armstrong Williams: Sarah Palin for president?

    12/03/2010 11:58:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 2, 2010 | Armstrong Williams
    No one can deny Sarah Palin’s charisma, common-sense approach to issues and media savvy, and few will deny she was an overall plus for the GOP this past election. However, I find it rare in conservative and Tea Party circles for anyone to support her as the serious Republican presidential nominee in 2012, much less the winner. Conservatives are well aware of Palin’s shortcomings, yet the media seems to be rather blind to them at the moment. In fact, every time I turn on the TV, all I hear the mainstream talk about when it comes to 2012 nominees is...
  • Who Are "They"?

    08/10/2010 7:37:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 10, 2010 | Armstrong Williams
    Click here to find out more! It’s hot outside. Too hot for a summer stroll or any sort of outdoor activity. So last Sunday morning, I settled in for some riveting Washington talk show action. Aside from the usual histrionics surrounding the Sherrod racial episode and the “necessary dialogues” on race the mainstream media feels compelled to hold every other month just so it can sleep well at nights, the latest argument to follow in Washington is what to do over the expiring Bush tax cuts. Specifically, in a matter of months, the tax rate cuts President Bush and the...
  • The Slow, Painful Decline of the NAACP

    07/21/2010 4:05:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | July 21, 2010 | Armstrong Williams
    The NAACP approved a resolution recently condemning the Tea Party's fringe element of their movement for "explicitly racist behavior." It would require a flow chart the likes of which have not been seen since the days of health reform to explain all of the ways this is wrong. For starters, the mere act of criticizing a black president is not racist. Nor is it racist to raise the public consciousness to the very important issues of spiraling debt, misguided bailouts, and a series of social policies that may bankrupt the country. Our nation benefits from uninhibited discussion about these serious...
  • Death Tax & An Emerging Class of “Survivors”

    08/14/2009 6:06:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 584+ views ^ | August 13, 2009 | Armstrong Williams
    While the Washington press corps was fixated last week on the latest developments surrounding President Obama’s trillion dollar co-pay in the guise of health reform, followed by backyard beer swilling, IRS bean counters quietly went about their business. Their mission? Find a way to pay for the massive zeroes this administration continues to add at the end of the government’s mounting debt. In what some privately likened to an ancient an archaeological find teeming with treasure, revenue agents discovered a potential $80 million golden pot of money – at the home of Michael Jackson. That’s what the Feds stand to...
  • An Over-Stimulated Economy Won't Work Either

    02/19/2009 10:23:44 AM PST · by dbz77 · 8 replies · 1,053+ views
    TownHall ^ | February 19, 2009 | Armstrong Williams
    In the rush to get a new spending bill out of the congress as soon as possible, proponents of the massive bailout seem to have overlooked a fundamental point: the government cannot possibly cure what ails the American people by pouring more money on the problem. Speaking before a cheering crowd in Florida last week, one would have thought the President was announcing a new victory in the War on Terror, or a new milestone in economic growth. The fact that the President had come to deliver some sobering news about the state of the economy seemed to have been...
  • To Bury McCain, and Yet to Praise Him

    10/21/2008 9:22:40 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 15 replies · 1,720+ views ^ | October. 21, 2008 | Armstrong Williams
    Sometimes the right candidate comes along at the wrong time. They have just the amount wisdom and experience, gained over a lifetime of dedicated service to their country. They have placed party over principle, sacrificing short term political gains and making a clear demonstration of putting the American people ahead of their own career advancement. John McCain is such a good man; but unfortunately, this may not be his season of triumph. Barack Obama, arguably a lesser candidate in terms of experience and judgment, nonetheless appeals to voters looking for a change. This popular sentiment has driven him from obscurity...
  • Armstrong Williams: Sanctuary Cities are a Threat to Our National Security

    10/12/2008 6:15:14 AM PDT · by kellynla · 26 replies · 692+ views ^ | 10/10/2008 | Armstrong Williams
    "Sanctuary Cities” are replicating disease like throughout the country. These make-shift communities serve as safe havens for illegal immigrants, with sometimes tragic results. Just ask Jamiel Shaw, a 17-year-old Los Angeles resident, who was recklessly gunned down by a 19-year-old "Sanctuary City" resident named Pedro Espinoza. Espinoza, an illegal immigrant and member of the 18th Street gang, murdered Shaw without reason. Even worse, Espinoza was allowed to seek cover for his murder by hiding out in "Sanctuary Cities." Espinoza’s motive for killing Shaw was imprinted on the two-letter tattoo that stretched across his neck: "BK." The letters are an acronym...
  • Armstrong Williams: Killing Fields (Sanctuary Cities)

    10/07/2008 4:49:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 560+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 07, 2008 | Armstrong Williams
    “Sanctuary Cities” are replicating disease like throughout the country. These make-shift communities serve as safe havens for illegal immigrants, with sometimes tragic results. Just ask Jamiel Shaw, a 17-year-old Los Angeles resident, who was recklessly gunned down by a 19-year-old "Sanctuary City" resident named Pedro Espinoza. Espinoza, an illegal immigrant and member of the 18th Street gang, murdered Shaw without reason. Even worse, Espinoza was allowed to seek cover for his murder by hiding out in "Sanctuary Cities." Espinoza’s motive for killing Shaw was imprinted on the two-letter tattoo that stretched across his neck: "BK." The letters are an acronym...
  • Revisiting Abortion

    10/01/2008 4:32:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 467+ views ^ | September 30, 2008 | Armstrong Williams
    Although the abortion debate has largely been cast in terms of a woman’s right to choose whether or not to give birth to a fetus, based on a set of lifestyle and health-related factors, the alarming number of abortions performed each year suggests a different story altogether. With well over a million abortions performed annually in the United States alone, more than 50 million abortions performed in America since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision 35 years ago, it might appear that abortion has become little more than a routine medical procedure, undertaking little or no real consideration...
  • Georgia-Russia Crisis

    08/18/2008 5:10:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 107+ views ^ | August 18, 2008 | Armstrong Williams
    There’s a crisis in Georgia and the United States and the western world must respond quickly and decisively to stop Russia and bring sanity back to the region immediately. The key here is not just to help defenseless and innocent people, but to bring peace back to a region where peace is quite achievable. In today’s volatile world, nobody can afford another war – big or small – and when international victories are out there to be had, we must grab them with all our might. Georgia is a transcontinental country (it spans more than one continent) in Europe and...
  • Fighting the New Tyranny

    08/07/2008 5:45:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 91+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | 8/7/2008 | Armstrong Williams
    America, though a wealthy nation, is nevertheless becoming socially stratified -- so much so that those at the fringes of life have lost touch with those at the top. The rich refer to the "poverty problem," and the poor, in turn, blame the rich for all their woes. This rift opens a door for the enemies of our shared values to exploit our differences, and thus weaken our nation. Of course, social stratification isn't our only problem. Crime and illiteracy are found in every demographic, and in recent years, the quality of education in America has declined for everyone. Grade...
  • Black Republicans Conflicted On Obama

    07/23/2008 1:09:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies · 227+ views ^ | July 23, 2008 | Adrienne T. Washington
    If anyone could lay claim totheir state's Republican Party, it's Deborah Burstion-Donbraye of Cleveland. The 53-year-old international business consultant is the former outreach director for the Ohio Republican Party, for starters. She helped deliver the swing state to President Bush in his 2004 re-election bid in which he garnered 16 percent of the black vote. Among her Republican credentials, Mrs. Burstion-Donbraye worked in several high-level positions during the Reagan and Bush administrations of the late 1980s and was the press secretary for George W. Bush's Texas gubernatorial campaign in 1994. In the 1980s, she was an assistant national desk editor...
  • Black Conservatives Grapple With Pull Of Obama

    07/17/2008 7:04:32 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 42 replies · 233+ views
    NPR ^ | July 16, 2008
    Conservative commentator Armstrong Williams, who is African-American, says he's torn between voting for Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama in the November presidential election. "Many conservatives who happen to be black see it as a dilemma because they're wondering what they're going to tell their children and grandchildren 20 years from now when they had a chance in American history, which is rare and has never happened before, to pull the lever [for a black presidential candidate]," Williams tells host Michele Norris. "It creates quite a dilemma because there's not something wrong with Sen. John McCain; he's very impressive."...
  • Why Black Republicans Support Obama

    07/07/2008 2:45:34 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 107 replies · 388+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 07/07/08 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Recent comments by well-known black Republicans J.C. Watts and Armstrong Williams that they're conflicted about the upcoming presidential elections and are contemplating voting for Barack Obama have sent shock waves through the Republican Party. I'm hearing many black Republicans echoing similar sentiments. They say that because of the historical significance of casting a vote for the first legitimate black presidential candidate, they may cross party lines. These statements don't surprise me.
  • Conservative Blacks Choose Pigment Over Principle

    06/22/2008 6:20:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies · 145+ views ^ | June 22, 2008 | Nina May
    n the mid 1980’s I debated Gloria Steinhem on the Phil Donahue show, during the presidential campaign where Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman Vice Presidential candidate. The assumption by feminists, like Gloria, was that all women should vote for Geraldine because she was a woman. I asked her if she would be supporting Phyllis Schlafly if she were the candidate instead of Geraldine and if she would be offended if I made that same assumption. When Allen Keyes was running for president, as probably one of the most brilliant candidates we have ever seen, he was ignored by the...
  • Black 'conservatives' blasted for pro-Obama remarks

    06/20/2008 7:38:59 AM PDT · by Impy · 30 replies · 122+ views
    Onenewsnow ^ | June 19, 2008 | Jeff Johnson and Chad Groening
    Two black conservatives -- one a pastor, the other a leader of an urban ministry -- say they can't understand why a number of black Republicans have publicly said they are considering voting for Barack Obama this election. It should be about character, they say, not skin color. Ken Hutcherson, an African-American pastor in suburban Seattle, says black conservatives who are supporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama must remember what they have been saying about race for decades. Several prominent conservative African-Americans have said they are at least considering supporting Obama because of his race. The list includes talk-show host...
  • Black Like Me [Black Conservatives & Obama]

    06/19/2008 8:27:54 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 120 replies · 107+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 19, 2008 | Peter Kirsanow
    A conservative change? A recent Associated Press story cites several prominent black conservatives as being "conflicted" about voting for Barack Obama for president. While each of the conservatives acknowledges ideological differences with Obama, the prospect of a black president makes it, in the words of radio-talk-show host Armstrong Williams, "hard to vote against [Obama] in November." The article quotes only one person, however, who will actually support Obama -- the self-described moderate John McWhorter. The rest of the interviewees (with the exception of Michael Steele, who says he'll do everything in his power to defeat Obama) are undecided, expressing sentiments...
  • J.C. Watts Supporting Obama???? Say it ain't so!

    06/17/2008 8:40:12 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 66 replies · 363+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 15, 2008 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    WASHINGTON - Black conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams has never voted for a Democrat for president. That could change this year with Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's nominee. "I don't necessarily like his policies; I don't like much that he advocates, but for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams said. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible." Just as Obama has touched black Democratic voters, he has engendered conflicting emotions among black...
  • Black Conservatives: Don't Fall For It

    06/14/2008 5:29:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 221+ views ^ | June 4, 2008 | Juliette Ochieng
    One of today's Yahoo News headlines informs us that 'Black conservatives [are] conflicted on Obama campaign.' Armstrong Williams, Rep. J.C. Watts, General Colin Powell, Senator Edward Brooke and, sadly, my friend Joseph C. Phillips may be falling into the trap which I have repeatedly described--one lined with pride and with fear: pride of race and fear that Obama is the last chance for a black president to be elected. (GOPAC chairman Michael Steele isn't going for the okey doke, however; but that may be only due to his position.) People say that women have problems thinking objectively and strategically. Well,...
  • Black conservatives conflicted on Obama campaign

    06/14/2008 5:59:27 PM PDT · by T Lady · 49 replies · 178+ views
    Yahoo! News & Associated Press ^ | June 14, 2008 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - Black conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams has never voted for a Democrat for president. That could change this year with Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's nominee. ADVERTISEMENT "I don't necessarily like his policies; I don't like much that he advocates, but for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams said. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible." Just as Obama has touched black Democratic voters, he has engendered conflicting emotions among...
  • Allen West's response to: Black Conservatives Conflicted on Obama Campaign

    06/14/2008 5:44:47 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 35 replies · 219+ views
    Email from Allen West | June 14, 2008 | Allen West
    For most of my adult life I took an oath to a simple document, the US Constitution, to support and defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same. My allegiance is to America, its people, and their rights as put forth in that superb document. I shall not discard my principles and commitment to my God and Country, just because. I applaud Senator Obama for his accomplishment, however, there is no way I will vote for someone that is so contrary to my beliefs in lower taxes, limited government, individual...
  • Black Conservatives Weigh Voting For Obama (J.C. Watts)

    06/14/2008 12:56:43 PM PDT · by Fargo Rock · 89 replies · 950+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/14/08 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Black conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams has never voted for a Democrat for president. That could change this year with Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's nominee. "I don't necessarily like his policies; I don't like much that he advocates, but for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams said. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible." Just as Obama has touched black Democratic voters, he has engendered conflicting emotions among...
  • Black Conservatives Conflicted on Obama Campaign

    06/14/2008 9:19:49 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 333 replies · 996+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6-14-2008 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    Black conservatives conflicted on Obama campaign By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Black conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams has never voted for a Democrat for president. That could change this year with Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's nominee. "I don't necessarily like his policies; I don't like much that he advocates, but for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams said. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible." Just as...
  • Washington Needs New Healthcare Debate ( Armstrong Williams )

    05/03/2008 7:14:51 AM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 73+ views ^ | April 24, 2008 | Armstrong Williams
    As the financial burden of healthcare continues to rise in this country, universal coverage consumes Washington’s health policy conversation. However, discussions on the measures that promote personal responsibility and prevent diseases from their onset are rarely held. If Congress is so determined to make healthcare affordable, the focus needs a shift to avoid these expenses in the first place. After all, 75 percent of healthcare costs are prescribed to preventable diseases and problems such as obesity and diabetes, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But wait, if eating right, exercising, and regular screenings contribute to long-term...
  • Skills for Life: Math and Science (Armstrong Williams)

    03/28/2008 6:02:58 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 56 replies · 905+ views
    Human Events ^ | 28 March 2008 | Armstrong Williams
    ...So if our high school math and science scores are dropping, our children are dreading these classes, and we ourselves can barely go through the times tables, then why aren’t we demanding real tutelage in math and science? Why is it socially acceptable not to understand fractions, percentages, and exponents, not to mention basic science principles that don't change with time or opinion? One reason, I submit, is relativism. ~~ Relativism allows everyone to be right, and puts our feelings ahead of everything else. We all know that it is not fun to find out that we are wrong about...
  • Obama Has No Excuse (Armstrong Williams)

    03/21/2008 7:53:24 AM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 1,624+ views ^ | 03/21/2008 | Armstrong Williams
    Having grown up in both the Pentecostal and Methodist faiths, Sunday worship was a staple of my weekly routine. Thus, when I relocated to Washington during the 80's finding a church home was very important to me. For almost 10 years I canvassed the nation's capitol seeking a church that would nourish my spirit and challenge my aspirations. As I tried out local churches, I began to notice a consistent theme: the sermons were highly political charged. Understandably, this being the nation’s capital, there is perhaps a heightened political awareness among the general populace. However I believed, perhaps naively, that...
  • The pastor and the senator--Too many ministers seem more interested in rhetoric than Gospel.

    03/19/2008 5:37:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 381+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-19-08 | ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS
    Arriving in Washington DC during the '80s, my most difficult challenge was finding a church home. Having grown up in the Pentecostal and Methodist faith, Sunday worship was a staple of my weekly routine. For almost 10 years I canvassed the nation's capital seeking a church that would take my fleshly failings and remind me of what our Creator expects of us as human beings. What was consistent in going from pulpit to pulpit was that ministers were more interested in political rhetoric, the endorsement of political candidates and the denouncing of some government or community proposal, than the Gospel....
  • Hillary and Obama: It's About to Get Real Ugly

    02/18/2008 9:44:14 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 88 replies · 638+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2-18-08 | Armstrong Williams
    Hillary and Obama: It's About to Get Real Ugly by Armstrong Williams Posted 02/18/2008 ET Before the primary season began the Democratic Party reached an agreement with its potential presidential candidates that they would not campaign in Florida or Michigan and that the delegates from those states would be meaningless. All the candidates agreed, which in effect, made the Florida and Michigan primaries moot because none of the delegates could be used by the candidates vying for the nomination. The Clinton campaign was the main advocate for this “ban” because at the time they felt they were invincible and would...
  • It's About to Get Real Ugly (Obama's Backup Plan)

    02/17/2008 11:36:40 PM PST · by Junior_G · 91 replies · 652+ views ^ | February 18, 2008 | Armstrong Williams
    ...The word on the street is that the Obama campaign and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg have already met and devised an incredible plan if Clinton wins the nominee. Mayor Bloomberg would give nearly $1 billion to Obama's campaign after which Obama would bolt from the Democratic Party and run as an Independent candidate with king-maker Bloomberg as his running mate...
  • What We Learned From Super Tuesday(Armstrong Williams)

    02/10/2008 6:14:49 AM PST · by kellynla · 17 replies · 155+ views | February 7, 2008 | Armstrong Williams
    Some would say that the 2008 Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses solved nothing. Others would argue that this week’s votes essentially determined who the presidential nominees will be this fall. I think the ramifications and results of Super Tuesday are somewhat inconclusive and difficult to translate, but the lessons we learned are clear. First, we now know for sure that Sen. Barack Obama can over take Sen. Hillary Clinton and win it all. In the states that favored Clinton (with the exception of Arkansas) the results were extremely close and competitive. Obama’s victories however were for the most part, decisive...