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  • Dr. Ben Carson Continues His Wisdom Tour

    02/26/2013 9:02:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Since January 1st, 2012, the first live hour of the show (6-7pm) has been replaced by "The Armstrong Williams Show" (which is taped).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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    humanevents.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 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
    townhall.com ^ | 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
    luoamerican.com ^ | 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
    newsmax.com ^ | 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
    humanevents.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    newsmax.com | 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...
  • Hillary Clinton: Do We Really Want This Woman?

    11/09/2007 7:41:03 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 80 replies · 65+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/09/2007 | Armstrong Williams
    A few years ago there was a popular movie out called Mean Girls; a mildly humorous satire about high school drama. During the Democratic presidential candidate debate on October 30 in Philadelphia, Senator Hillary Clinton continued her strategy of dodging questions and focusing her answers on what the current administration is doing wrong. She tried to turn every issue into an argument against President Bush. She said Bush's name 25 times -- more than all six of her rivals combined. To borrow a phrase from the movie, I wonder when Senator Clinton is going to release her “burn book.” Senator...
  • Democrats Can’t Get it Right ... (Democrat are struggling, their leadership is disliked)

    09/24/2007 5:14:48 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 22 replies · 426+ views
    Human Events ^ | 09/24/2007 | Armstrong Williams
    It’s been nearly a year since Democrats stormed into Congress with campaign victories all across the board in the 2006 midterm elections. By picking up 30 seats in the House of Representatives and five seats in the Senate, the Democrats regained control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1994. Furthermore, the Democratic Party gained control of the majority of governor’s mansions and state legislatures for the first time in a long time. So you would think that after all those years of impotence, all their newfound power, and a craving to get back at George W....
  • Beyond the Hillary Hype

    06/04/2006 10:32:15 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 10 replies · 557+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/5/2006 | Armstrong Williams
    Regardless of a 30 percent approval rate for the president, thousands of deaths in Iraq, multiple congressional investigations, and continual government scandals, the majority party need not worry about holding the White House in 2009. And there's one reason why: Hillary Clinton. With Clinton on the next presidential ticket, the Republican Party - regardless of its mistakes, missteps, and miscalculations - will win another Presidential election. Clinton officially kicked off her Senate re-election campaign last week at the New York state Democratic Convention with an 18 minute biographical video and a scalding speech about the Bush Administration’s tenure. Although she...
  • Another Racist Liberal Gets a Pass from MSM

    02/16/2006 5:19:39 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 979+ views
    Generation Why? ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jason
    Where is the outrage that was manufactured to run Rush Limbaugh off the air? Is it absent because Gumbel is allegedly black? So just picture for a moment, if you will, that you're watching SportsCenter tonight and Dan Patrick says, "The lack of whites in the NBA makes it look like a welfare office." Think that would get buried like Gumbel's comments? For what it's worth, maybe Gumbel should do some research on the emerging face of the GOP.
  • More young blacks ready to embrace GOP

    02/16/2006 5:27:39 PM PST · by george76 · 119 replies · 4,294+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2005 | Kaitlin Bell
    Some cast aside traditional loyalties... Adam Hunter, an ambitious law student with bright eyes, an easy smile, and plenty of charisma, seems practically destined for politics... a first-year law student at Howard University, a historically black campus with a long record of liberal activism. He has political ambitions of his own -- but not with the Democrats. Instead, Hunter, who as an undergraduate headed Howard's chapter of College Republicans, sees himself as part of a younger generation of African-Americans. He is ready to cast aside traditional loyalties to the Democratic Party and forge his own political identity. ''There's a lot...
  • HBO's Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Olympics 'Look Like a GOP Convention'

    02/16/2006 7:25:32 AM PST · by Airborne1986 · 270 replies · 8,163+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2/16/05 | David Pierre
    There were some eye-opening remarks from Bryant Gumbel on the most recent episode of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. According to a transcript posted by a television columnist named Seth Frelich, Gumbel said the following in his closing monologue last week (emphasis mine): "Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t care about them and won’t watch them ... Because they’re so trying ... Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when...
  • Remembering My Friend Richard Pryor

    12/13/2005 4:04:38 PM PST · by flixxx · 18 replies · 1,754+ views
    newsmax ^ | 12 12 05 | Armstrong Williams
    Remembering My Friend Richard Pryor Armstrong Williams Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005 It was January 1983 when I came face to face with Richard Pryor at Washington's Dulles airport. He was in town to give the first straight speech of his life, to memorialize the death and contributions of the great civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was an intense moment; just a few months earlier the Jester had come close to death after free-basing cocaine in the basement of his California home. When he arrived in Washington, one could readily see where his face had been burnt...
  • The Supreme Court

    09/07/2005 2:31:10 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 17 replies · 444+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/7/05 | Armstrong Williams
    Chief Justice Rehnquist, 80, has died. With the recent retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the impending retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens, the composition of the nation’s highest court is about to undergo a profound change. The result could effect on issues as pervasive as affirmative action, the level of separation between church and state, gun control, and abortion rights. President Bush has consistently said that he favors Justices who tend toward protecting state rights and restricting national power. Rightly so. Unelected and unaccountable judges ought not be given the power to create law. At the same time,...
  • Pseudo Leadership and Black Groupthink(repost)

    09/03/2005 4:29:58 AM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 28 replies · 948+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2004 | Armstrong Williams
    Pseudo Leadership and Black GroupthinkArmstrong Williams October 5, 2004Black groupthink and the pseudo leaders that tout it are destroying the black community. The black pseudo leader is the community activist who is dedicated solely to getting us to pay attention. Nattily dressed in a Brooks Brothers suit, he stands tall at phony press conferences, studding his speech with racially charged words that solicit knee-jerk reactions from the crowd. The black pseudo leader is a parasite. He nourishes himself on the suffering of others. He exists by satisfying the mob's voracious appetite for excuses and easy solutions. If there is no...
  • Pentagon blocks new video evidence of prisoner abuse

    08/15/2005 5:06:47 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 11 replies · 599+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 8/13/2005 | unknown
    If the images are made public, "riots, violence and attacks by insurgents will result", General Richard Myers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a statement in support of the Pentagon's case. Myers claims that the release "would aid the recruitment effort and other activities of insurgent elements." He also said it will "endanger the lives and physical safety of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in the United States Armed Forces presently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan." The documents, which show both the high level and the determination of the Pentagon officials who are engaged in...
  • Time to Get Out of Iraq (RINO ALERT)

    08/15/2005 1:49:56 AM PDT · by GLH3IL · 51 replies · 1,150+ views
    Townhall ^ | 08/15/2005 | Armstrong Williams
    In previous columns I have been adamant that we must remain in Iraq. There was, foremost, the need to respond to global terrorism. For much of Clinton’s term, for example, terrorists were allowed to attack American interests without fear of serious repercussion. They bombed the World Trade Center, destroyed US embassies in Africa, and attacked the USS Cole, killing hundreds of Americans. Clinton’s rousing response: hurl a few missiles at an empty training site in Afghanistan. A lack of popular support for war—due to a lack of popular understanding—was a straightjacket that he never cared to escape. Terrorists knew this....
  • Full Blown Humanitarian Crisis in Niger (Armstrong Williams Gets it Wrong)

    08/08/2005 7:26:04 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 31 replies · 825+ views
    Town Hall.com ^ | August 8, 2005 | Armstrong Williams
    Full Blown Humanitarian Crisis in NigerArmstrong Williams August 8, 2005Niger is facing a holocaust. Famine has ravaged the nation. Inflation is vertical and shows no signs of slowing down. Nearly a million children are facing starvation, after severe drought and locust swarms wiped out much of Niger's vegetation and livestock last year. Already the second poorest nation in the world, where one in four children under the age of 5 dies each year of hunger, the death toll now threatens to exceed any war or famine in the modern era, if only because no end appears in sight. Each day...
  • Armstrong Williams and the Shield Law connection

    07/21/2005 6:35:46 AM PDT · by Crush T Velour · 3 replies · 211+ views
    Armstrong Williams was castigated in the Press for taking advertising money to advocate a program he was already advocating. The crime? He didn't "disclose" his financial "relationship" with the Education Department. So why is it that the Press can discuss the shield law in a manner that can only be described as ADVOCATING it, without disclosing "Oh by the way, we reporters and anchorpeople who are reporting this? We're the major beneficiaries of this law. This law is seeking to give us an exemption that other Americans don't have. This law won't for example protect bloggers...just us." Personally, I think...
  • The everyday people who make this country great - (greatness in America's spiritual foundations!)

    07/04/2005 10:26:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 330+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JULY 4, 2005 | ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS
    July 4th is more than a time to celebrate America’s birthday by grilling hot dogs and buying on credit. It is an opportunity to reflect upon the deeds of our founding fathers and to consider the means by which we might continue to guard those essential freedoms that we associate with happiness. Over two centuries ago, these men sacrificed their lives, their families, their homes to create conditions by which every American has a chance to better himself, to determine his own fate, to pursue happiness on his own terms, and most importantly, or simply to be left alone. In...
  • Democracy shuts its eyes as Muslim women are enslaved - (where are human rights liberals on this?)

    05/23/2005 11:37:06 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 901+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | MAY 23, 2005 | ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS
    Throughout Europe, people are standing idly by as Muslim women are being murdered for having the audacity to date, or to not wear their head scarves outside, or to yearn for a life outside of the home. The problem is most pronounced in Germany. Last month six German women were murdered by their Muslim families for flirting with Western culture. Most recently, Hatin Surucu, a twenty-three-year-old Turkish woman who had been forced into marrying her cousin at age 16, was gunned down at a German bus stop. The attack had been planned. The motive-- Surucu had divorced her husband, discarded...
  • Scandal-stung Bee columnist talks to SN&R (WITCHHUNT!)

    05/18/2005 2:52:08 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 11 replies · 540+ views
    News Review ^ | 05/18/05 | Jeffrey M. Barker
    Scandal-stung Bee columnist talks to SN&R Diana Griego Erwin says she never made anyone up, criticizes the American journalism ‘witch hunt’ By Jeffrey M. Barker Diana Griego Erwin says she didn’t put this T-shirt on specifically because a reporter would be coming over to interview her. But as I am invited into her McKinley Park-area home, her white top is the first thing I notice. Its pink lettering reads: “Speak freely, while you still can.” The irony of the phrase will become increasingly apparent over the course of the morning. I’ve come here armed with a Manila folder packed with...
  • Newspaper Columnist Resigns After Inquiry(drama queen alert)

    05/13/2005 6:44:50 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 851+ views
    LATIMES ^ | 05/13/05 | James Rainey
    Newspaper Columnist Resigns After Inquiry The Sacramento Bee says Diana Griego Erwin could not confirm the identities of her sources. The writer says she did nothing wrong. By James Rainey Times Staff Writer May 13, 2005 The Sacramento Bee announced Thursday the resignation of an award-winning columnist, the latest in a series of cases across the nation in which journalists had been forced from their jobs because of questions about the veracity of their reporting. In an explanation to readers, Bee Executive Editor Rick Rodriguez wrote that Diana Griego Erwin could not adequately answer questions that first arose last month...
  • Griego Erwin resigns amid internal inquiry into her columns(Sac Bee Columnist)

    05/12/2005 7:16:25 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 31 replies · 1,482+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 05/12/05 | Rick Rodriguez
    Rick Rodriguez: Griego Erwin resigns amid internal inquiry into her columns By Rick Rodriguez -- Bee Executive Editor Published 2:15 am PDT Thursday, May 12, 2005 Diana Griego Erwin, whose column has appeared in this space three days a week, resigned Wednesday amid an internal inquiry into whether some people mentioned in several recent columns actually existed. During our inquiry we found we could not authenticate the existence of several people even though they were identified by name, age and sometimes by the neighborhoods in which they were reported to have lived. We used extensive online database searches as well...