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  • 'He Makes Stuff Up': Krauthammer Reacts After President Says ObamaCare Is 'Working'

    04/18/2014 6:34:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | April 18, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Special Report All-Star Panel weighed in after President Obama touted the success of ObamaCare in remarks at the White House, lashing out at Republican critics. “We now know that the number of Americans who’ve signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces has grown to eight million people. ... They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that. They said it would be unaffordable for the country. They were wrong about that," Obama said.

    04/15/2014 10:57:05 AM PDT · by kingattax · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-15-14 | JOHN NOLTE
    Without mentioning reports that the man accused of shooting up a Jewish Community Center over the weekend was apparently a fan of the left's Max Blumenthal, CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen exploited the murders to claim the American Right is more deadly than jihadists.
  • Extended standing ovation for Sebelius at White House

    04/11/2014 8:06:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    cable news everywhere.... | 4/11/14 | sff
    Did anyone else see that nonsense? A very long extended standing ovation for Obama and Sebelius....this should be used in Republican commercials.... Got hubris?
  • Nancy Pelosi Suggests Founding Fathers Would Have Supported ObamaCare

    04/05/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Is ObamaCare a fundamental right that our Founding Fathers would have envisioned for the country? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently suggested that the founders would have supported ObamaCare. Fox Business Network’s Elizabeth MacDonald said that the Founding Fathers wouldn’t have even given Pelosi the right to vote back then. MacDonald said they wanted the states to govern themselves and wouldn’t have wanted the central government to control health care.
  • Boxer: Obamacare 'Is a Huge Success'

    03/24/2014 8:56:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 24, 2014 | Susan Jones
    ( - "Never in my lifetime have I seen a law that is helping so many people be so vilified," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told a conference call on Friday. She talked about the millions of people in her state who are benefiting from the law that Republicans have tried to repeal 54 times. "This is a huge success, this law. I'm saying that. We had a terrible rollout, it slowed us up, but it's all falling into place now and the Republican answer is very, very simple -- let's repeal it and take away all these benefits from people....
  • Biden: After healthcare rollout pains, Obama fit 'for sainthood'

    03/21/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    March 21, 2014, 11:47 am Biden: After healthcare rollout pains, Obama fit 'for sainthood' By Justin Sink Vice President Biden told healthcare workers that "patience and empathy" are required to deal with frustrated ObamaCare enrollees and that the president demonstrated saint-like levels of both during the rollout. Speaking to a conference of community health centers in New York, Biden conceded that enrolling in ObamaCare could be "tedious," and early problems with worsened the problem. "We didn't help you much at the front end here, man," Biden said, adding that he wanted to recommend President Obama "for sainthood" because he...
  • Obama: 'Going to Look Back' in 5 or 10 Years, Say ACA 'Was a Monumental Achievement'

    02/15/2014 1:53:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/15/14 | Susan Jones
    ( - President Obama told House Democrats on Friday that the health care law they passed without a single Republican vote in 2010 will prove itself -- five or ten years from now. "And I just want to say, thank you for all of you hanging in there tough on an issue that I think 10 years from now, five years from now, we're going to look back and say this was a monumental achievement that could not have happened had it not been for this caucus." House Democrats face midterm elections, not in five or ten years, but in...
  • Obama: ‘Biden Will Go Down In History As One Of The Best Vice Presidents Ever’

    12/06/2013 11:35:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    CBS Local ^ | December 6, 2013
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — President Barack Obama has high praise for potential 2016 contenders Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “I think Joe Biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever, and he has been with me, at my side, in every tough decision that I’ve made,” Obama told MSNBC in an interview Thursday held at American University. “Hillary, I think, will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we’ve ever had, and helped to transition us away from a deep hole that we...
  • Essay: Tea party has roots in the Dallas of 1963

    11/21/2013 11:09:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/21/2013 | Bill Minutaglio
    The president is a socialist. He is neutering the United States on the world stage. He is spending us into bankruptcy. He is hellbent on expanding national health care, which will surely lead to government death panels. He is advancing big-government agendas everywhere from Main Street to Wall Street. And do we really know the truth about his personal history and religion? Perhaps the man in the Oval Office should be impeached — even tried for treason. If today’s extremist rhetoric sounds familiar, that’s because it is eerily, poignantly similar to the vitriol aimed squarely at John F. Kennedy during...
  • Obamacare’s real danger for the GOP is that it will succeed (La-La Land is here)

    09/24/2013 1:01:32 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 22 replies
    wash post ^ | 9/24/13 | e robinson
    To understand the crisis in Washington, tune out the histrionics and look at the big picture: Republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government — and perhaps even refuse to let the Treasury pay its creditors — in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to keep millions of Americans from getting health insurance. Seriously. That’s what all the yelling and screaming is about. As my grandmother used to say, it’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry. Eugene Robinson Writes about politics and culture in twice-a-week columns and on the PostPartisan blog. Archive Follow on TwitterFacebookRSSGallery Tom Toles on health...
  • Obama: The World’s More Stable Today Than It Was 5 Years Ago (All-Time Most Egregious Barf Alert)

    09/24/2013 11:24:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 24, 2013 | Becket Adams
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday assured the United Nations that the world is now a much safer place than it was five years ago. The United States government has “begun to review the way that we gather intelligence so that we properly balance the legitimate security concerns of our citizens and allies with the privacy concerns that all people share,” the president said. “As a result of this work and cooperation with allies and partners, the world is more stable than it was five years ago,” Obama added. The president later added that “even a glance at today’s headlines indicates...
  • Colorado Dems: "It's about voter suppression"

    09/14/2013 8:42:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | September 14, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Democrats apparently can never just loose an election.  Something sinister, even illegal, must be the reason. "I'm not sure what happened," former State Senator Angela Giron told the Denver Post the morning after she was trounced in a first of its kind recall election in Colorado.  Now, she's got a different story – voter suppression.Angela Giron lost her Senate District 3 seat in Pueblo, Colorado in a recall election last Tuesday by more than 12 points, 56.0% to 43.9%.   This is particularly stunning as hers is a district composed of nearly 50% registered Democrats. Barack Obama won the district by nearly 20...
  • The Arab Spring and Climate Change

    08/17/2013 6:07:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Center For Security Studies ^ | August 16, 2013 | By Anne-Marie Slaughter
    Here’s an uncommon question – What role has climate change played in the Arab Spring and how has it acted as a ‘threat multiplier’ in the Middle East? This collection of essays from the Stimson Center explains how the region’s changing climate is indeed helping exacerbate different forms of unrest. “The Arab Spring and Climate Change” does not argue that climate change caused the revolutions that have shaken the Arab world over the past two years. But the essays collected in this slim volume make a compelling case that the consequences of climate change are stressors that can ignite a...
  • (Hawaiian) Document Expert Could Topple Obama Administration

    07/20/2013 12:54:48 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 77 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 20, 2013 | Kris Zane
    There have been many lawsuits challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to be President—most based on the fact that Obama is not a natural born citizen, his father being a Kenyan. Other lawsuits challenge the validity of Obama’s PDF long-form birth certificate, riddled with strange anomalies like multiple layers and eight different fonts. The lawsuits have all crashed and burned in flames for two reasons: 1. The court hearing the lawsuits have treated the cases as a joke instead of a valid question of Constitutional requirements. And 2. The plaintiffs haven’t had Reed Hayes on their side. Reed Hayes is a forensic...
  • Open season on black boys after a verdict like this

    07/14/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 14, 2013 | Gary Younge in Chicago
    <p>Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home from the store because you didn't like the look of him.</p>
  • Harry Reid: Insufficient Government Spending Hurts U.S. Economy

    07/09/2013 8:16:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Harry Reid: Insufficient Government Spending Hurts U.S. Economy July 8, 2013 - 4:37 PM By Ryan Kierman ( – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a press release Friday that insufficient government spending, caused by Republican "austerity policies" is hurting the U.S. economy and preventing a quicker recovery. “We need to continue advancing policies that spur growth and create jobs," Reid said. "It's time for Republicans to let go of their failed austerity policies that weigh down our economy and prevent a speedier recovery. We simply can't cut our way to prosperity." During President Barack Obama's first three years...
  • Gibbs: Issa charges against IRS ‘shameful,’ owes agency apology

    06/03/2013 8:12:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/3/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday pushed back at House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) claims that top officials from the IRS’s Washington, D.C. office directed the targeting of conservative groups, calling the allegations unsubstantiated and “shameful.” “Republicans are on the verge of overplaying their hand publicly and the American people will quickly lose interest on their side in this,” Gibbs said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “They want to see the IRS cleaned up, but they understand that Darrell Issa is doing nothing more than politicizing this event. To throw around the words ‘liar’ and ‘perjury’...
  • Barbara Boxer uses Oklahoma tornado to push carbon tax

    05/21/2013 9:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/21/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer blamed the tornado that devastated Oklahoma on global warming during a Senate floor speech Tuesday, using the opportunity to push her own plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions. “This is climate change,” Boxer said. “This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago — it’s been a while — the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather.” “Carbon could cost us the planet,” Boxer added, plugging her own carbon tax...
  • The scandals are falling apart (seriously)

    05/17/2013 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2013 | Ezra Klein
    Things go wrong in government. Sometimes it’s just bad luck. Sometimes it’s rank incompetence. Sometimes it’s criminal wrongdoing. Most of the time you never hear about it. Or, if you do hear about it, the media eventually gets bored talking about it (see warming, global). But every so often an instance of government wrongdoing sprouts wings and becomes something quite exciting: A political scandal. The crucial ingredient for a scandal is the prospect of high-level White House involvement and wide political repercussions. Government wrongdoing is boring. Scandals can bring down presidents, decide elections and revive down-and-out political parties. Scandals can...
  • Livni: In Each Generation, Some Refuse to Give Up

    12/11/2012 3:28:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/12
    Tzipi Livni lit Hanukkah candles Tuesday evening with activists from her new party.... “In every generation a group of people arise who do not give in, and who fight against every challenge, even if it is hard and the odds do not look good,” she said. “The group keeps fighting to bring the light.”
  • Black voters look to leverage their loyalty [BWA HA HA HA! Good Luck with that!]

    11/23/2012 5:59:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 23, 2012
    When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief. That encouraged those leaders to try to leverage more attention from both Obama and Congress. Although they waver over how much to demand from the president —particularly in light of defeated GOP challenger Mitt Romney's assertion that Obama gave "gifts" to minorities in exchange for their votes — they are delivering postelection wish lists to the president anyway. "I think the president heard us loud and clear....
  • Don't worry, WFB and National Review: I'm not losing my nerve. Romney is still going to lose

    10/19/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 19, 2012 | Dan Hodges
    These are words I never thought I’d have to write: William F Buckley Jnr,I’m sorry.Actually,my apology isn’t really directed towards that titan of modern conservatism;he’s galloping proudly across the eternal range with the Gipper. It’s more a mea culpa to my good friends at National Review,who have kept Buckley’s flame flourishing during the long days and dark nights of the Obama administration.Yesterday,I let them down. In this piece admiring the strange beauty of the US electoral college,I wavered. Or at least,I gave columnist John O’Sullivan the impression that I had finally allowed the cold needle of doubt to pierce my...
  • Freep this poll...Who won the debate?

    10/03/2012 8:07:49 PM PDT · by CountryClassSF · 41 replies
    LIVE POLL Q: President Obama and Mitt Romney faced off in the first 2012 presidential debate focusing on domestic policies. Which candidate performed better?
  • The Single Most Stupid, Delusional "Letter to the Editor" Ever Writen

    09/28/2012 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 20 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | Joanna Smith
    I agree with most of the letters in Talk Back about what we should do regarding the extremists in the Middle East. Therefore, we should cut off all financial aid to anyone affiliated with the tea party, an extremist group in the United States -- no bailouts, no subsidies, no Medicare, no Social Security checks, and certainly we shouldn't allow them to use public facilities such as roads and libraries. They shouldn't be allowed to use services provided by union members: police, firefighters, nurses, teachers, etc. [snip]
  • Voters May Face ‘Ballot Bullies’ (Evil Right Wingers)

    09/13/2012 12:57:12 PM PDT · by YourAdHere · 30 replies
    Afro ^ | 9/12/12 | Zenitha Prince
    A swarm of right-wing loyalists with intimidation on their minds can be expected to descend on polling places in minority neighborhoods this November, two public interest groups warned government officials Monday. In a new report titled, “Bullies at the Ballot Box,” Demos and Common Cause describe campaigns by conservative groups—particularly the tea party-affiliated True the Vote—to train and deploy as many as 1 million persons to police the polls. Demos, based in New York City, and Common Cause, based in Washington, D.C., are public interest groups that have targeted right-wing voter law revision and monitoring efforts. “As we approach the...
  • Poll to Freep (How Would We Be if McCain Had Won)

    09/10/2012 9:50:36 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 31 replies
    If the Republicans had been victorious in 2008, today would you be: A. Better off - 48% B. Worse off - 49% C. No different - 4% Total Votes: 334
  • Pull Akin off Science Committee

    08/27/2012 11:32:00 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 44 replies
    clinton news network, aka cnn ^ | 8-2012 | some feminist whackjob RAT
    (CNN) -- Controversy continues to swirl around the comments made by Todd Akin, Missouri Representative and Senate candidate, that "legitimate rape" would only rarely lead to pregnancy. Initially, the media focused on the fallout of his remarks concerning issues of abortion, sexual violence and the effect on women voters. While Akin has vigorously recanted his remarks, and both Mitt Romney and President Obama have lambasted his statements, only more recently has attention been paid to the fact that Akin sits on the House Committee for Science, Space and Technology. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's petition for Speaker of the House...
  • Mike Huckabee rallies Southern Baptists for Todd Akin (Anti-Akin = Baal Worshipers)

    08/25/2012 6:34:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 128 replies
    Politico ^ | August 24, 2012 | James Hohmann
    Mike Huckabee rallied hundreds of Southern Baptists on a conference call Friday night in support of Todd Akin, offering advice about how they can help the embattled Missouri Senate candidate stay in the race — while acknowledging Akin still may have to bow out. “This could be a Mt. Carmel moment,” said the former Arkansas governor, referring to the holy battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal in the book of Kings. “You know, you bring your gods. We’ll bring ours. We’ll see whose God answers the prayers and brings fire from heaven. That’s kind of where I’m praying:...
  • Pelosi: Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke To Me at White House

    08/08/2012 2:33:39 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Pelosi: Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke To Me at White House By Eric Scheiner August 8, 2012 ( House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the ghosts of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul and others spoke to her at the White House. She claims to have heard them say, “at last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows the House Minority Leader talking to the Women’s Political Committee in May of this year describing her first meeting with President George...
  • Obama: Top Achievement Was Stabilizing the Economy

    07/16/2012 1:45:38 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 35 replies
    NJ ^ | 7-16-2012 | Lara Seligman
    During an interview with CBS's Charlie Rose that aired on Monday morning, President Obama said his proudest achievement over the past three and a half years is stabilizing the economy, not his signature health care reform law. “My proudest achievement is actually stabilizing the economy to avert a great depression, because if I don’t do that nothing else matters,” Obama said. “And the central question becomes building on what we've done. Where do we go from here?” ....
  • Just in from the TrueBlueRino snake pit Re: Hannity on Free Republic

    07/10/2012 2:18:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 673 replies
    TrueBlueRINOs antifreeper site ^ | July 09, 2012, 10:13:34 PM | Supposedly by Dengar01 but you never know over there
    So for those of you who don’t know me I posted at Free Republic as Dengar01 from September 15th 2001 till I opused and 2 months later after questioning the finances of Free Republic my account was zotted. When I first came up with the idea of this thread I emailed TBL, NOTA and a close friend here for their opinions. I then expanded to email some ex-FReepers who were run off the site by some of the most vile creatures on the planet. Some who made up handle’s at TBL to continue their cult like obsession. I was stalked...
  • Vanity- Who is a good alternative to Obama?

    07/03/2012 2:01:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 120 replies
    Mitt has been pushed on us by the GOPe. Mitt = Obama. Who would be a good alternative to Obama? Let's rally around someone to support.
  • The Delusional Left

    04/24/2012 2:31:08 PM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies ^ | 4/24/2012 | Burt Prelutsky
    Predictably, Nancy Pelosi applauded Rep. Bobby Rush when he donned a hoodie on the floor of the House to show his solidarity with the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Black Panthers, in their calls for George Zimmerman’s head on a platter. Meanwhile, back in Chicago’s 1st congressional district, home to Mr. Rush, during one recent Thursday night, 13 people were shot, two of them fatally. I understand that the shooters all wore hoodies. I trust that Mrs. Pelosi can provide Bobby Rush with an alibi. In the meantime, in the NCAA basketball tournament, the Final Four consisted...
  • Obama says 2012 will be a 'fun debate'

    04/05/2012 8:32:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 5, 2012
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the 2012 election will be a "fun debate" over two competing visions for the nation, referring to Mitt Romney as the Republican "front-runner" who has backed policies that would undermine middle-class families. At a fundraiser held at a Washington hotel, Obama told supporters that his administration had spent the past three years "cleaning up after some of that mess, and I don't want to have to do it again."
  • Clark University students in denial

    02/26/2012 10:57:32 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 26, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Most Rev. John D'Arcy, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, in a statement which may be found here, asks, "What is wrong with the text of this play [The Vagina Monologues]? It distorts the beautiful gift of human sexuality, clouding its richness so it becomes merely the seeking of pleasure. Sexuality in the Catholic tradition is always related to the gift of self to another. 'Sexuality is an enrichment of the whole person — body, emotions and soul — and it manifests its inmost meaning in leading the person to the gift of self in love.' (Familiaris Consortio, Pope John...
  • Those Californians grow even fonder of Obama's job performance

    02/24/2012 4:14:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | February 24, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Californians must love $4 gas, enroute to $5. And a stubbornly high unemployment rate. Now, if only the Golden state could become the official ATM for Campaign Obama. So the overworked guy wouldn't have to deal with any real issues, citizens or media on his regular trips to the left coast. He could just fly his 747 into LA or San Francisco, tie up traffic, squeeze $35G's out of awed supporters for the same predictable fundraiser speech (change is hard, there's more to do) and head out to milk Western boosters elsewhere. Oh, wait! He's already doing that every couple...
  • Rick Perry's not only doing Mitt Romney's dirty work, he's telling people: "Mitt Romney... Believe."

    01/02/2012 4:20:51 PM PST · by dangus · 31 replies
    Check out this amazing image from Rick Perry's ad, instructing voters to believe in... Mitt Romney??? I was arguing on FR that Perry always seems to attack Romney's rivals, but never Romney. Apparently, Romney learned from McCain that to win the primary, you have to get a tool to attack your enemies FOR you. But I figured before making the assertion that Perry doesn't attack Romney, I'd better confirm what 1,000 bloggers have previously complained about. I did quickly find an ad from Perry attacking Romney, but was amazed at what I found. The video ends with the question, "Change...
  • I'm the fourth best president in American history ~ Barack Obama

    12/14/2011 6:51:08 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 158 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/13/11 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Obama is certainly the most arrogant president in American history. This clip from the end of the entire 60 Minutes Obama interview didn't make it on air.
  • Perry: The ONLY candidate that can beat Obama

    12/09/2011 8:15:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | December 8, 2011 | Tim Griffin
    As conservatives look over the field of candidates we have been provided this election cycle, one thing becomes abundantly clear: most of these candidates will lose to Obama in 2012. But Rick Perry is the only guy that can show why he is the one you want to have a beer with while Obama is the one upset that the price of arugula is has risen at Wholefoods. If you’re reading this, you may not care who the most likable presidential candidate is, but the voters who decide elections do. The simple truth is that Perry is likable, Romney and...
  • Cokie Roberts Thinks Rick Perry has Still Got a Chance

    12/01/2011 5:43:15 AM PST · by pkajj · 26 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | November 30, 2011 | Richard A. Marini
    Rick Perry may be stuck near the bottom of the polls among those vying to become the Republican nominee for president, but he might still enjoy a second act, according to veteran journalist Cokie Roberts. “He’s got the resources and nobody else does,” she said during a press conference before the “A Conversation with a Legend” fundraiser for the MD Anderson fundraiser in San Antonio Tuesday. “If we do see Newt Gingrich self-destruct, which I think is highly likely, and Romney continue to sit there at 23, 25 percent, then people will start looking around again. Roberts, a political commentator...
  • NH voters think Perry can rise above mistakes

    11/30/2011 12:08:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Eagle-Tribune ^ | November 30, 2011 | Doug Ireland
    DERRY — Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be dropping in the polls, but some New Hampshire voters are confident he'll still be a viable candidate in the presidential primary Jan. 10... Voters who listened to Perry speak at the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce event last night said they were impressed with what they heard. The voters, who came from across the state, also said they think Perry can weather the criticism his candidacy has received and still play a vital role in the first-in-the-nation primary. Those in the crowd included Salem Selectman Michael Lyons and Salem Budget Committee member...
  • Powell Blames Media and Tea Party for Divisive Nature in Washington.

    11/28/2011 3:04:20 AM PST · by Evergolightly · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 27 November 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Colin Powell on Sunday blamed the media as well as the Tea Party for the divisive political tone in Washington. Not surprisingly, neither the class warfare stoked by President Obama and his Party nor the resulting Occupy Wall Street movement was mentioned during this seven minute interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC's This Week (video follows with transcript and commentary): CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, HOST: What about this tone in the country right now? It's still very divisive. It's still very sort of brash, some say poisonous. I mean, you can barely get anything done on Capitol Hill, just behind me there....
  • First Thoughts: Romney's Clear Path [Predicts Race Over By Feb.1st]

    11/11/2011 9:53:10 AM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 11, 2011 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower
    First Thoughts: Romney's Clear Path By NBC’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower *** Romney’s clear path: After Herman Cain’s defiant news conference on Tuesday and after Rick Perry’s brain freeze at Wednesday night’s CNBC debate, Mitt Romney’s path to the GOP presidential nomination is now WIDE open. In fact, not since Bob Dole in 1996 has a candidate been such a clear front-runner right before the primaries and caucuses begin. The ’96 comparison is also instructive: Dole still lost New Hampshire to Pat Buchanan. What this all means: While Romney looks to be on his way...
  • Why Governor Perry is still likely to be nominated

    10/27/2011 11:05:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 256 replies
    Red State ^ | October 27, 2011 | barleycorn
    Numerous preemptive obituaries are being written for Governor Rick Perry’s campaign. These efforts are premature because they fail to understand and appreciate the fickle winds of political fortune. Governor Perry has substantial political assets that make him a potent candidate and that will give him another chance to prove himself to Republican voters. Each candidate brings their own set of positives and negatives to the game: Mitt Romney has money to burn, establishment support, business experience, and passable debating skills. He also has a record far to the left of the majority of Republicans, a history of changing his position...
  • Obama: “All the choices we’ve made have been the right ones”

    10/19/2011 1:10:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 19,2011 | Tina Korbe
    In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Jake Tapper, Obama essentially said that, if he could redo the first few years of his presidency, he wouldn’t have made a single decision differently. “I guarantee it’s going to be a close election [in 2012] because the economy is not where it wants to be and, even though I believe all the choices we’ve made have been the right ones, we’re still going through difficult circumstances,” the president said. Sheesh. More power to a person for confidence and conviction, but no doubts? No second guesses? No mistakes to regret or amend? Must be...
  • Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue as part of long-term deficit package

    09/18/2011 9:08:22 PM PDT · by mylife · 103 replies
    AP ^ | 9/18/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Drawing a bright line with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama is proposing $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue as part of his long-term deficit reduction plan, according to senior administration officials. The president on Monday will announce a proposal that includes repeal of Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers, nearly $250 billion in reductions in Medicare spending, $330 billion in cuts in other mandatory benefit programs, and savings of $1 trillion from the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the officials said. The plan includes no changes in Social Security and does not include an...
  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Economy Is 'Continuing on the Upswing'

    09/06/2011 10:16:14 AM PDT · by Justaham · 86 replies ^ | 9-6-11 | Fred Lucas
    Just days after the Labor Department announced zero job growth for the month of August, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.), the chair of the Democratic National Committee, said that the economy is “continuing on the upswing" and that every economist "worth their salt" acknowledges that this is the result of the economic stimulus signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009. When Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February of that year, the national unemployment rate was 8.2 percent. As the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week, the national unemployment rate was 9.1 percent this...
  • Newt, the 'Comeback Kid'

    08/29/2011 4:55:48 PM PDT · by Glenn · 31 replies
    Newt 2012 Campaign | 08/29/2011 | Michael Krull
    Dear Glenn, Even the mainstream media is starting to notice that Newt Gingrich is making a comeback. Check out this article in US News and World Report labeling Newt the next 'comeback kid.' "The big-thinking Republican, his supporters, and presidential political experts sense that on the way back. The reason for the emerging Newt 2.0? His effective performance in the last debate that inspired supporters to boost online donations after he assailed the deficit "super committee" while spelling out detailed solutions to fixing the economy." This article is more evidence that our campaign's strategy is working. While other candidates...
  • Inevitable: Liberals Actually Blaming Republicans for Hurricane Irene (With Pictures)

    08/27/2011 8:46:00 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 21 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/27/11 | Aurelius
    Hurricane Irene, at this moment, is ravaging the East Coast and will continue to do so for the next few days. It is a hurricane, a natural disaster; it was created by the weather on earth. It has been that way for thousands of years. The previous paragraph was common sense. Unless, that is, you are a liberal. In that case you might, as unbelievable as it may sound, blame Republicans for causing a storm. Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself: liberals are actually blaming a hurricane on Republicans. Take this one, for example, which states outright that...
  • Nader rules out another run but ‘almost 100 percent’ certain Obama will face primary challenge

    08/05/2011 8:47:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/05/2011 | Steven Nelson
    Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate and perennial third-party presidential candidate, announced last month that he would work to find a Democrat to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012. Nader now says that a primary challenge is a near certainty. “What [Obama] did this week is just going to energize that effort,” Nader promised in an interview with The Daily Caller. “I would guess that the chances of there being a challenge to Obama in the primary are almost 100 percent.” The only question, he said, is the stature of that opponent and whether it will be either “an ex-senator or...