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  • Watch President Obama land in NYC and salute US Marines with a cup [video]

    More optics he doesn’t get? From the official White House Instagram feed:
  • United Nations Names Leonardo DiCaprio Messenger of Peace

    09/17/2014 8:20:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | unknown
    "I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history — it is a moment for action," says the actor in addressing climate change Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped by the United Nations to be honored with the title of Messenger of Peace, and the actor has been asked to speak on Sept. 23 at the U.N. Climate Summit to address the topic of climate change, the international organization announced on Tuesday
  • Obama: We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet to Defeat ISIL

    08/28/2014 2:42:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 28,2014 | Staff
    “I am confident that as commander in chief, I have the authority to engage in the acts that we are conducting currently. As our strategy develops, we will continue to consult with Congress, and I do think it will be important for Congress to weigh in, and that our consultations with Congress continue to develop so that the American people are part of the debate. But, I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet. What I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead...
  • Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State

    08/28/2014 2:03:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Updated: 4:53 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    <p>President Obama said Thursday he doesn’t have a strategy yet for defeating Islamist militants in Syria.</p> <p>“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” Mr. Obama said in a news conference at the White House. “We don’t have a strategy yet. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.”</p>
  • State Dept Rejects ISIL’s Claim It Is At War With America

    08/21/2014 3:02:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    The State Department downplayed comments from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) leaders that they are at war with America, arguing that their violence is not directed at any particular country or race. At a briefing Thursday, a reporter brought up anti-American comments from ISIL leaders: “I mean, even they are announcing, ISIL people in their message, whatever, the recorded message, other messages, that now we are in a war with America.” “This is not about ISIL versus the United States,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf objected. “They are killing anyone who gets in their way:...
  • The Red Flag of Yellow Journalism: Cows Need Food Stamps

    07/22/2014 6:19:39 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 7/22/14 | Me
    Define the lunacy of the liberal Reich? Politico, the flaming slingshot of Democrats across this nation, claimed in a double fit of Espresso rage that Rick Perry was sending troops to the border to kill children? That's right, not to stop thousands of undocumented illegals streaming into a sovereign state, dare I say country, without immunizations or permission, but to kill their innocent children in hopes no one would notice? After all, that's what modern day Republican Governors do in the information age…kill children to increase the value of Snapchat. Hmm, I'm confused, are we living beneath the propaganda banner...
  • NYTimes Reporter Clueless That Huckabee's Radio Show Ended Months Ago

    05/10/2014 9:41:21 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 10 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    You can’t make it up. Does New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich actually listen to talk radio? And is Congressman Mike Rogers being groomed as the next host in the perpetually losing business that is moderate Republican talk radio – RINO radio? Republican In Name Only Radio.
  • Caroline Kennedy on Life As Ambassador: Palace Runs, Twitter Controversy [Media Worship]

    04/24/2014 5:32:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/24/14 | Devin Dwyer
    ..."I think that my story in a way is a great metaphor for the US-Japan alliance," Kennedy told ABC's Jonathan Karl in an interview here. "Countries that were once adversaries and enemies in war are now the best of friends and allies... ...Kennedy is a celebrated figure on the streets of Tokyo, where she received an almost royal welcome here five months ago.... Kennedy has demonstrated that she isn't afraid to rock the boat. Shortly after arriving in Japan, she stirred up controversy with a Twitter condemnation of the annual dolphin hunt, a Japanese tradition. She called the slaughter "deeply...
  • ‘HELP’! The body language in this photo of Obama’s NSC meeting is screaming for captions [pic]

    03/04/2014 9:07:00 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 158 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Hey, President Empty Chair showed up this time! No worries, you guys. Russian troops are invading Ukraine and rest assured, President Obama and his team are on it. The White House released this official photo of Monday’s National Security Council meeting in the Situation Room. This calls for your expert body language analysis. Caption team … activate!
  • Obama ‘Living in a Fantasy World’: Krauthammer Takes on Admin’s Foreign Policy

    03/03/2014 7:30:29 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 3, 2014 | Staff
    A “Special Report” panel tonight discussed the crisis in Ukraine and an editorial in the Washington Post entitled, “President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy.” “To go into Ukraine and detach and take over [and] to invade Crimea is a huge step and [Putin] would only have done it with a president who has shown from the very beginning that he is living in a fantasy world,” Charles Krauthammer said. Krauthammer noted that Obama gave a speech at the beginning of his presidency saying that no nation can or should dominate another. “I mean, there’s not a 12 year...
  • RNC Chairman: Obama ‘Taunting the GOP While Vladimir Putin Is Running Laps Around Him’

    03/03/2014 6:54:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2014 | Staff
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus went “On The Record” tonight to discuss President Barack Obama’s recent mocking of the Republican Party at the Democratic National Conference "You know what they say, fiftieth time is the charm," Obama said. "Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote, you will win a prize." Priebus said Obama is “taunting the GOP while Vladimir Putin is running laps around him, and he’s spinning like a top.” “Look, we don’t want the president to be weak,” Priebus said. “I’m not cheering for President Obama to be weak. We want him to lead. We want America to...
  • 6 Signs That The White House's Susan Rice Is Clueless About Africa

    02/28/2014 9:38:59 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-28-2014 | Richard Miniter - OP/ED
    February 28, 2014 6 Signs That The White House's Susan Rice Is Clueless About Africa Richard Miniter Susan Rice said this Sunday she had “no regrets” about trotting out her flawed Benghazi talking points last year, touching off a predictable storm of controversy.Certainly Rice’s talking points deserved more scrutiny than they got from reporters. There are simple questions that Rice could have been asked: If the Benghazi attack was a protest that went awry, why did it begin at night? Protests are daylight affairs, where broadcast cameramen can see their signs and banners. Attacks begin at night. And where were...
  • CURL: Into Year 6, Obama admits he’s clueless

    12/23/2013 2:01:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/22/13 | Joseph Curl
    What a depressing presidency Barack Obama has wrought. Waltzing into office five years ago with the media’s shameless aid on a high-school-style campaign pledge of “Hope and Change,” the former community organizer from Chicago spent his last press conference of the year apologizing for everything he’s done wrong — then announcing he’s “eager to skip town” to Hawaii for “a couple days of sleep and sun.” Well, 17, but who’s counting. One truly has to wonder how the vaunted White House staff of advisers and sycophants came up with the battle plan for Friday’s presser, the last of a terrible...
  • Lagged (Obama's persistent cluelessness)

    10/21/2013 7:40:08 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 10 replies
    PJ Media - The Belmont club ^ | 10/20/13 | Richard Fernandez
    **snip** The relations of power in the world are constantly changing. Good managers know this and are always looking for a wave to catch and ebbs to avoid. Timing in statecraft is very important, but it is something the president seems to lack. What has kept Obama from catastrophe is the unexpected success of everything he discounts, from the tactical skill of the US military to the resilience of all sectors he considers back numbers. He proceeds instead from a kind of fixed idea. President Obama’s policies have from the beginning been dogged by a curious kind of obsolescence, as...
  • Black Chamber of Commerce describes Obama as Hopeless

    09/21/2013 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 25 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 11, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Harry Alford, the president of the Black Chamber of Commerce, says that he failed to properly vet Obama before he voted for him in 2008. Alford says that his growing disappointment and growing suspicion of President Obama is based on his secretiveness and placing politics over policy. “I didn’t analyze him. I read his book and he’s talking about using cocaine and all the drugs he could find and I kind of brushed through that. That should have caught my eye.”
  • DRUDGE HEADLINE: FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER (and foot on the desk)

    09/01/2013 10:34:18 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 104 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 9-1-2013 | Drudge
    September 1, 2013FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER
  • Obama: ‘Economy Would Be Much Better Off’ With More Government Workers

    07/30/2013 9:35:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 30, 2013 - 4:37 PM | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama—citing the job losses since he took office—said “the economy would be much better off,” unemployment would be 6.5 percent and the national deficit would be in decline if there were more federal, state and local government workers. “If those layoffs had not happened, if public sector employees grew like they did in the past two recessions, the unemployment rate would be 6.5 instead of 7.5,” Obama said. “Our economy would be much better off, and the deficit would still be going down because we would be getting more tax revenue.” …
  • Cynthia McKinney—A 21st Century Gadfly

    07/24/2013 7:09:33 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 36 replies
    The Afro ^ | 7/17/13 | Kam Williams
    “Elected six times to the House from the state of Georgia, Cynthia McKinney cut a trail through Congressional deceit like a hot ember through ash. She discovered legislators who passed laws without reading them… [and] black-skinned individuals shilling for the white status quo. She excoriated government lassitude over Hurricane Katrina… [and] held the only critical Congressional briefing on 9/11… She read truth into the Congressional Record, held town hall and hearings, led protests, showed up while others played along to get along... This is the Cynthia McKinney saga as it stands to date—what she saw, what she learned, and how...
  • The Suicide Detective

    06/29/2013 12:16:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2013 | KIM TINGLEY
    For reasons that have eluded people forever, many of us seem bent on our own destruction. Recently more human beings have been dying by suicide annually than by murder and warfare combined. Despite the progress made by science, medicine and mental-health care in the 20th century — the sequencing of our genome, the advent of antidepressants, the reconsidering of asylums and lobotomies — nothing has been able to drive down the suicide rate in the general population. In the United States, it has held relatively steady since 1942. Worldwide, roughly one million people kill themselves every year. Last year, more...
  • Rubio: ‘If I Was in Charge’, U.S. Would Have Intervened in Syria Earlier

    06/17/2013 7:59:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 112 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 17, 2013 4:32 PM | Fred Lucas
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said if he were president, he would have intervened in Syria much sooner than President Obama did to identify the “reasonable” rebels opposed to the regime of President Basher Assad. “It behooved us to kind of identify whether there was any elements there within Syria fighting against Assad that we could work with—reasonable people that wouldn’t carry out human rights violations and could be part of building a new Syria. We failed to do that,” Rubio told Jonathan Karl on ABC News’ “This Week.” … Obama announced this week that the Assad regime had crossed the...
  • Jeb Bush: U.S. economy needs immigrants because they’re ‘more fertile’

    06/14/2013 9:19:10 PM PDT · by Windflier · 305 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) argued Wednesday that the United States should pass immigration reform because the U.S. economy needs the labor of young immigrants, and immigrants are “more fertile.” “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to the Majority conference. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.” Bush said immigrants are an advantage that the United States has over China, Europe and Japan, which don’t have the same...
  • ‘People!’: Teleprompterless, Obama calls to aides who forgot to put speech on podium [VIDEO]

    06/08/2013 4:59:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/7/13 | Vince Cogliane
    Obama was caught without his prepared remarks Friday afternoon, leading him shout for his aides as they frantically looked for a paper copy of his statement. Obama, who rarely goes off script during his statements, acknowledged to his San Jose, Calif., audience that he couldn’t make a speech without the prepared version in front of him. “I want to thank everybody who’s here. I think there’s only one problem, and that is that my remarks are not sitting here,” Obama said.
  • Carney: White House, Treasury strategized how to tell public

    05/21/2013 3:05:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Carney: White House, Treasury strategized how to tell public By Justin Sink - 05/21/13 02:47 PM ET Officials in the White House discussed how and when the Internal Revenue Service would tell the public that the agency had targeted political groups, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. Carney said that Mark Childress, the White House deputy chief of staff, twice spoke with officials at the Treasury Department about the strategy for revealing conservative targeting. Childress and the Treasury officials discussed the possibility that Lois Lerner, the IRS official who oversaw the agency's tax-exempt organization, would reveal that an...
  • Boycott Cinco de Mayo--don't buy at the sales (vanity)

    05/03/2013 6:07:12 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 81 replies
    vanity | 5/3/13 | Mamzelle
    Cinco de Mayo is a day of Mexican revolution and it if we are not careful it will be inflicted on Americans, via Political Correctness, like Kwanzaa. I'll be interested to see how Rubio handles a Mexican holiday, when he is of Cuban descent!
  • ..Obama denies knowing Benghazi terror-attack survivors have been forbidden from talking to Congress

    04/30/2013 11:34:41 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 55 replies
    Dailly Mail UK ^ | April 30, 2013 | David Martosko
    NOTE: Full title of article is, "In rare public Q-and-A with reporters, Obama denies knowing Benghazi terror-attack survivors have been forbidden from talking to Congress" ---------------------------------------------------- At least four career officials have hired lawyers as they prepare to share sensitive information with CongressWould-be State Department whistle-blowers claim harassment, intimidationObama: I'm not familiar with this notion that anybody's been blocked from testifying' President Barack Obama said during a rare public session answering reporters' questions that he was unaware of any efforts to prevent survivors of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya terror attack from testifying before Congress about what they experienced. 'I'm not...
  • Governor: No idea of terrorists’ motivation

    04/21/2013 8:36:45 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 89 replies
    AP via Salon.com ^ | April 21, 2013
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The governor of Massachusetts says he has no idea what motivated the terrorists who exploded two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.</p> <p>Speaking Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Deval (deh-VAL’) Patrick said it’s hard to imagine why someone would deliberately harm, quote “innocent men, women and children in the way that these two fellows did.”</p>
  • Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP threats to filibuster Senate gun bill

    04/07/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT · by opentalk · 127 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2013 | Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday expressed opposition to possible GOP efforts to filibuster a Senate gun-control measure, saying he did not “understand” the move to block debate. “I don’t understand it,” said McCain on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.” “What are we afraid of? Why would we not want… if this issue is as important as all of us think it is, why not take it to one of the world’s greatest deliberative bodies… A number of GOP...
  • I'm a 20th century man but I don't want to be here.

    11/24/2012 8:11:00 PM PST · by Zeneta · 44 replies
    This is the age of machinery, A mechanical nightmare, The wonderful world of technology, Napalm, hydrogen bombs, biological warfare, This is the twentieth century, But too much aggravation It's the age of insanity, What has become of the green pleasant fields of Jerusalem. Ain't got no ambition, I'm just disillusioned I'm a twentieth century man but I don't wanna be here. My mama said she can't understand me She can't see my motivation Just give me some security, I'm a paranoid schizoid product of the twentieth century. You keep all your smart modern writers Give me William Shakespeare You keep...
  • The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up

    11/02/2012 12:18:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    November 2, 2012 The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up By Pat Buchanan 11/2/2012   On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed. At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city. "When that occurred," says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military...
  • Obama to Bankers: I'm Serious About Deficit Reduction [Now, Off to Asia!]

    11/09/2012 10:14:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/9/12 | Charlie Gasparino
    Wall Street bankers have been told by the White House that President Obama is serious about deficit reduction and views it as a “legacy” issue for his administration, sources told the FOX Business Network. Talks between Wall Street executives and the administration began almost immediately after the President’s re-election and the discussions have been largely cordial, despite talk that banks are bracing for a new round of tougher regulations. At least for now, there are no signs of acrimony and discussions with executives have been cordial, a banker familiar with the talks says.
  • Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman to give public speech in Lubbock (Texas)

    10/19/2012 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 15 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 19 October 2012 | KCBD Staff
    Lubbock, TX - The Department of Economics at Texas Tech University and Worth Publishers invite you to a public speech presented by Prof. Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, on Thursday, October 25th at 5:00-7:00 pm on the TTU campus in the Human Sciences Building, Room 169. Prof. Krugman's speech is entitled "The Crisis: Year Six", and will be immediately followed by a "Questions & Answer" session. Space is limited, so please arrive early. Professor Paul Krugman is the 2008 Nobel Prize winner and a Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He received his...
  • Pols, cops clueless as protesters run wild in downtown Oakland (no one arrested, $12K damage)

    10/09/2012 12:04:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    insidebayarea.com ^ | 10/8/12 | Paul T. Rosynsky - Oakland Tribune
    OAKLAND -- A protest at City Hall that surprised both the Police Department and top city officials caused more than $12,000 in damage to public buildings and thousands more to private businesses, city officials said Monday. A day after about 200 protesters roamed downtown streets with no consequences, smashing windows of businesses and city offices, city officials were still trying to explain why no one was arrested and why police were unprepared. The protest was billed on Facebook as an anti-imperialist rally and march, timed to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the start of the U.S. war in Afghanistan....
  • German Troops Riot In Italy Over Disney Film

    09/24/2012 7:33:57 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 20 replies
    PJMedia ^ | September 23rd, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    September 13th, 1943 WASHINGTON (Routers) Outraged over the insult to their Fuehrer by a film recently released by RKO, German troops reportedly engaged in violent attacks on Americans attempting to consolidate a beach head in the area of Salerno, Italy, today. The attack was seemingly sudden and spontaneous, waged against the 36th and 45th Divisions near the villages of Altavilla and Battipaglia. The casualties are severe. The 1st and 3d Battalions, 142nd, and the 3d Battalion, 143rd, have been thrown back from Altavilla. Company K, 143rd, has been cut off. The 1st Battalion, 142nd, has lost all except some sixty...
  • MSNBC’s Touré: Romney Engaging In The ‘Niggerization’ Of Obama

    08/16/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/16/2012 | Andrew Kirell
    On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Cycle the group discussed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s assertion that President Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” Co-host Touré saw what he believes to be explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign. “That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.” “I...
  • Rush: Republicans clueless in stopping Obama

    07/03/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies
    WND ^ | 7/3/2012 | Joe Kovacs
    PALM BEACH, Fla. – Though he usually focuses criticism on Democrats, top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh is scorching Republicans as “clueless” in their efforts to stop President Obama and his health-care agenda, and what he expects to be its “disastrous” impact on everyday life in America. “We’re left with Obamacare, and we are left with a damaged Constitution, and we have a Republican leadership that’s clueless in how to slow any of this down,” Limbaugh said this afternoon. “If this keeps going this way, we’re going to lose it all, folks. Unless some people get their heads in the game...
  • They Just Don't Care

    06/21/2012 6:06:20 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 18 replies
    Self | 6/21/2012 | RightOnline
    Liberals....Democrats. The two terms have become, for all intents and purposes, synonymous. Let's just use "liberals" for the time being. In their heart-of-hearts, liberals know that: - Obama not only was ineligible to run for President, he was ineligible to run for the U.S. Senate...and they just don't care - Obama is utterly clueless; woefully unqualified, and demonstrates this daily...and they just don't care - Obama is a full-on Socialist, if not a Communist, with strong Muslim beliefs...and they just don't care - Obama has nothing but contempt for the very Constitution he swore on a Bible to uphold, making...
  • Trayvon’s Story Made Famous for the Wrong Reasons

    05/18/2012 8:05:57 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 31 replies
    Afro ^ | 5/16/12 | Jerome Hudson
    Trayvon Martin became a household name for all the wrong reasons. Martin’s death created an international firestorm because George Zimmerman, the person at fault, was not immediately taken into custody by Sanford, Florida authorities. What made things worse is that Martin is black, Zimmerman is part-Hispanic/part-white and the Sanford police chief is white. It is a somber event that has unfortunately become an angry racial mess. The level of pain Martin’s parents must be feeling is unimaginable. Parents should never have to bury their children — especially under such tragic circumstances. And to be thrust into the national spotlight over...
  • Obama: I’m the Real Small-Government President, Not Reagan (LOL!!)

    05/08/2012 4:50:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 8, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama tried to make the argument today that he’s the real small-government leader, not Reagan and other Republicans. “After there was a recession under Ronald Reagan, government employment went way up,” Obama said at a college in Albany, N.Y. “It went up after the recessions under the first George Bush and the second George Bush. So each time there was a recession with a Republican president, compensated — we compensated by making sure that government didn’t see a drastic reduction in employment.” “The only time government employment has gone down during a recession has been under me,” he...
  • Newt a “RINO among Rinos”?

    04/27/2012 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 41 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:05pm | William A. Jacobson
    You have got to be kidding me. This trashing of Newt by Erika Johnsen, who apparently just started blogging at HotAir, is so over the top: "Newt Gingrich’s decision to wait a week to officially drop out of the presidential race was kind of a non sequitur (but then, it fits with Newt’s normally quizzical attitude of 'you need to get on my level' pomposity, so… wash)…." "Here’s what you can do to help the Republican party, Newt: don’t. You overstayed your welcome in the presidential race by a long shot, frequently looked absurd, and constantly undercut the GOP’s credibility....
  • Does Romney Still Need to Court Conservatives? (File Under LOL, ROFL)

    04/12/2012 8:58:44 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | Staff
    With his strongest conservative challenger for the Republican nomination, Rick Santorum, now out of the race, does Mitt Romney still need to appeal to the conservative Christian voters who were energized by Santorum? Or is he now free to begin courting the broader spectrum of voters he will face in November?
  • S.E. Cupp: Palin hearts Newt. Really?

    03/09/2012 2:10:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | March 8, 2012 | Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, Special to CNN
    Far be it for me to offer unsolicited advice to Sarah Palin. She's built a very successful career out of going rogue and certainly doesn't need any tips from me. And, as an occasional pundit, a political influencer and a private citizen, she's free to throw her weight behind anyone she wants. But I just have to say it: Newt Gingrich? Really? Now, I'm not in the camp of conservative elites who think she's seen her best days and should politely retire to obscurity. If anything, the premiere of "Game Change" on HBO on Saturday is proof that she's still...
  • Harry Reid's Unicorn Problem

    12/19/2011 7:18:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    If Americans listen to Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and once thing is clear--he is a man who is extraordinarily ignorant of basic economics, how jobs are created, and he abhors the free market. Reid has just reminded Americans just how little he knows (and baneful Reid has become) when, on Monday, Reid announced on the floor of the Senate that “Millionaire job creators are like unicorns,”, “They’re impossible to find, and they don’t exist.” How silly! How delusional! How dunderheaded! How absolutely wrong! Thousands upon thousands of jobs have been created by business owners across the United States and,...
  • Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire

    11/29/2011 12:46:49 PM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 73 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | 11/29/11 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    At a town hall meeting at the Institute of Politics at New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm’s College Tuesday, Rick Perry asked that all of the college students in the crowd who will be 21 by Nov. 12 support his bid for the presidency. Say what? The voting age in the United States is, of course, 18. And the 2012 election will be held on Nov. 6, 2012. (The New Hampshire Republican primary, which brought Perry to the state, will take place on Jan. 10). “Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support,” Perry...
  • Harry Reid: Regulations Don't Hurt Economy

    11/17/2011 7:01:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    You have to wonder which hole in the sand Harry Reid has his head buried in.  Yesterday, in comments on the floor of the Senate, the Democrat Leader said the following: "While it's proper to guard against and remove onerous regulations, and we need to do that, my Republican friends have yet to produce a single shred of evidence that the regulations they hate so much do the broad economic harms they claim.  That's because there aren't any."Reid's denial is in large part his poor explanation for denying the Senate even one vote on any of the "Forgotten Fifteen" regulation...
  • Clueless Obama Sends Troops to Australia to Scare ChiCom Army

    11/16/2011 2:53:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama, meanwhile, doesn't know where he is. When he's in Hawaii he thinks he's in Asia. When he's in Australia he doesn't know what time zone he's in. And now he says he's going to send -- get this -- up to 2,500 troops, US troops are going to be sent to Australia to counterbalance the ChiComs' growing power there in the region. That's gonna show the ChiComs we mean business, folks, 2,500 US troops. I'm telling you, this is a show of force unlike the United States has ever demonstrated before. We're not gonna be pushed...
  • PERRY: When I am president (Rick Perry Op-ed)

    11/04/2011 9:09:15 AM PDT · by casinva · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 3, 2011 | Gov. Rick Perry
    Washington is broken and must be completely overhauled to get America working again. The tinkering technocrats think Washington can be fixed with a pair of tweezers. I, on the other hand, think it will require a president with the courage to take a sledgehammer to the three pillars of big government: overspending, overtaxation and overregulation. Upon taking the oath of office, I will take immediate executive action to begin dismantling the Washington establishment so we can rebuild the American economy from the foundation up. First, I will issue an executive order prohibiting the Department of Health and Human Services from...
  • Perry endorses work visas for illegal immigrants

    11/03/2011 5:24:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 324 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | The Associated Press
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says America should extend work visas to allow illegal immigrants to move freely between the U.S. and their home countries _ but opposes a path to citizenship.
  • Clinton in Afghanistan 'to urge Taliban reconciliation'

    10/20/2011 12:41:43 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | October 20th 2011 | Staff
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Afghanistan to encourage President Hamid Karzai to continue efforts to reconcile with the Taliban. Mr Karzai has expressed frustration at the process after the assassinations of several key Afghan leaders. US officials say Mrs Clinton also wants to convince Afghans that Washington is committed to a long-term relationship with their country. The US is planning to withdraw troops and hand over security to the Afghans. "She wants to signal US support for a secure and stable Afghanistan," a US official told journalists travelling with Mrs Clinton. Her visit to Afghanistan was not...
  • DO NOT WRITE ABOUT THINGS YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.

    10/11/2011 5:27:41 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 23 replies
    FRee Republic | 10/11/11 | Alan Levy
    When I get ready to write this column, I have a little ritual. The first thing I do is play UFC Champion Dan Severn's theme when he was a pro wrestler with the WWF. (I'll call it whatever I want, treehuggers.) Next, I spend about 20 seconds spinning my dreidel on one of Ron Paul's books. Then I'll pace the floor for about 20-30 seconds. Finally, after I convince my wife Jenny not to Baker Act me, I say these these magic words before I begin writing: DO NOT WRITE ABOUT THINGS YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. See folks, I don't...
  • Durbin to customers: Leave that bank.

    10/04/2011 6:26:22 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-3-11 | Sunlen Miller
    Author of Durbin amendment doesnt like a bank reacting to the negative effect of his amendment. “Bank of America customers, vote with your feet, get the heck out of that bank,” Durbin said on the Senate floor.