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  • Obama, the president who lost his voice (He would have lost WWII)

    12/01/2015 10:10:12 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/30/2015 | Richard Cohen
    The presidency has changed Barack Obama. His hair has gone gray, which is to be expected, and he looks older, which is also to be expected, but his eloquence has been replaced by petulance and he has lost the power to persuade, which is something of a surprise. You can speculate that if the Obama of today and not Winston Churchill had led Britain in World War II, the Old Vic theater would now be doing “Hamlet” in German. The president has lost his voice, that is certain. The numbers say so. Obama has the approval of only 44 percent of...
  • Democratic Presidential Rivals Court Illegal Immigrant Vote [semi-satire]

    12/01/2015 9:50:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) vowed to readmit illegal immigrants who were previously deported if he is elected president. "The notion that persons who have committed felonies in their country of origin cannot be allowed into the United States is unAmerican," Sanders asserted. "Many of those who came to America in the early years were individuals given the choice of emigration or execution. That same choice needs to be made available to those facing imprisonment or execution in their home countries today." Sanders maintained his confidence that "only a minority of the readmitted felons are likely to repeat...
  • “New York Times” Comes Clean – Concedes Recurring “Source” Served As Cuban Spy

    12/01/2015 9:45:36 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Cuba Confidential ^ | 11/30/2015
    Kudos to the New York Times News Service for revealing to its readers that long time Cuba “source” and college lecturer Arturo Lopez Levy “used to work for the Cuban intelligence services.” Previously, the Times appears to have used biographic snippets provided by the long-time graduate student. Let us hope that in the near future, the esteemed newspaper will address Lopez-Levy’s close familial ties to Cuban President Raul Castro. After all, readers deserve to be told when a source has such vested interests.
  • Ted Cruz’s Truth Bomb About Criminals Has Liberals ENRAGED

    12/01/2015 9:42:51 AM PST · by Isara · 52 replies
    Federalist Papers ^ | December 1, 2015 | Robert Gehl
    When Sen. Ted Cruz declared that the majority of criminals are Democrats, it was a masterful stroke. The media is going crazy over the declaration, claiming it's outrageous.On Hugh Hewitt's radio show Monday, Cruz said that the Planned Parenthood shooting has really displayed the ugly underbelly of the media. You know, every time you have some sort of violent crime or mass killing, you can almost see the media salivating, hoping, hoping, desperately that the murderer happens to be a Republican so they can use it to try to paint their political enemies.""Now listen, here's the simple and undeniable...
  • Man Arrested for Threat to Execute Students at University of Chicago

    12/01/2015 6:28:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-30-2015 | Douglas Belkin
    Man Arrested for Threat to Execute Students at University of Chicago Federal official accuse 21 year-old African-American college student of making online threats By Douglas Belkin Updated Nov. 30, 2015 CHICAGO Authorities on Monday arrested a 21 year-old African-American college student for making online threats that prompted the University of Chicago to cancel classes. Jabari R. Dean, an electrical engineering major at a nearby school, was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. He admitted posting online that he planned to head to the University of Chicagos campus quad at 10 a.m. Monday with three fully loaded weapons to...
  • Cruz: 'Overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats'

    12/01/2015 6:13:39 AM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/15 | Eliza Collins
    Ted Cruz on Monday equated Democrats with violent crime.In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, the Texas senator said that "the simple and undeniable fact is the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats."The Republican presidential contender was discussing the attack that killed three people at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday. The shooting suspect, Robert Lewis Dear, was being held Monday with no bond with an initial charge of first-degree murder. The suspect's reported mention of "baby parts" at the time of the shooting -as well as the location of the shooting...
  • Cruz: Most violent criminals are Democrats

    11/30/2015 4:51:24 PM PST · by VinL · 36 replies
    TheHill ^ | 11/30/15 | Mark Hensh
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said late Monday that most violent criminals also identify as Democrats. "Here is the simple and undeniable fact – the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats," he said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” that evening. "There is a reason why for years the Democrats have been viewed as soft on crime," Cruz continued. "They go in and appoint to the bench judges who release violent criminals. "They go in and fight to give the right to vote to convicted felons,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate added. "Why? "The Democrats know that convicted felons tend to...
  • Ted Cruz: "Overwhelming Majority Of Violent Criminals Are Democrats"

    12/01/2015 3:35:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that “the simple and undeniable fact is the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats” during an interview on Monday.
  • Candidate’s Funding Solicitation Labeled Possible “Phishing Scam” [semi-satire]

    11/30/2015 8:51:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    Contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders' (S-Vt) effort to solicit donations via an email request hit a snag when the Google gmail software identified the request as a "phishing scam." Apparently, the Sanders' campaign promises of "free college" and "low cost prescriptions" were classified as indicators of "possible fraud." Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver blamed "Google's limited understanding of the difference between real scams and legitimate political policies. The crook's objective is to rob the unwary individual by proffering benefits that can never be attained. Bernie's objective is to persuade voters to elect him so he can...

    11/30/2015 6:07:56 AM PST · by shortstop · 11 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/30/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    It is not “hateful rhetoric” to suggest that Planned Parenthood should be defunded. Likewise, it is not “hateful rhetoric” to suggest that the monetized transfer of fetal parts – a violation of federal law – should be stopped. Those things are opinions. They are opinions that don’t please Planned Parenthood or its supporters in the Democratic Party, but they are opinions. Opinions protected not just by the First Amendment, but by the tradition of political speech in America. And this country, lest anyone forget, is currently negotiating the next transfer of power. We have had the reign of Obama the...
  • Debbie's Dilemma: Democrats Drenched in Debt

    11/30/2015 2:27:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/27/15 | Nancy Smith
    As the fight to control the U.S. Senate intensifies, the Democratic National Committee finds it has a money problem -- as in, not enough of it. The DNC is now $2.2 million in debt. The committee that Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz chairs disclosed last week it spent $5.25 million in the past month but only brought in $4.45 million in contributions. It ended the reporting period with just $4.7 million in cash on hand. Compare that to the $6.9 million in debts it owes. Including a $2 million loan from union-owned Amalgamated Bank, the debt grew this month from...
  • Hillary Clinton’s million little lies

    11/28/2015 8:23:27 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/28/2015 | Michael Walsh
    To hear Hillary Clinton tell it, she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest — even though she was already 6 years old when he made his famous ascent. On a visit to war-torn Bosnia in 1996, she claimed she and her entourage landed under sniper fire and had to run “with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base” — although videos of her arrival show her waltzing serenely across the tarmac, waving to the crowd. She blamed the 2012 attack on American diplomatic and intelligence-gathering installations in Benghazi on...
  • Fate of ObamaCare co-ops uncertain after half collapse

    11/28/2015 5:07:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/28/2015 | Brooke Singman
    The fate of a network of alternative “co-op” health plans started under ObamaCare remains uncertain going into 2016, after half of them collapsed amid deep financial problems. The co-ops are government-backed, nonprofit health insurers propped up with over $2 billion in taxpayer loans. Twelve of the 23 co-ops established under the Affordable Care Act, though, have gone or are expected to go under by the end of the year, leaving customers who used them scrambling for coverage and taxpayer money at risk. But, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill demand answers on what’s being done, the Obama administration is offering few...
  • Black Lives Matter leader plans to run for Minnesota House seat

    11/28/2015 4:27:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Bring Me The News ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kevyn Burger
    The leader of Black Lives Matter St. Paul kicked off his campaign for a seat in the state Legislature, challenging the only black member of the Minnesota House for her seat. The Pioneer Press reports that Rashad Turner, 30, a lifelong St. Paul resident, will challenge Rep. Rena Moran next year. The DFL incumbent is in her third term representing Frogtown, Midway, Summit-University, and portions of the North End and Cathedral Hill in St Paul. The Star Tribune’s story said that Turner indicated that he thought not enough progress has been made in St. Paul’s communities of color during Rep....
  • Immigration Advocates Now Shifting Focus to Citizenship

    11/28/2015 1:27:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 28, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Who could possibly be surprised by this? With anti-immigrant sentiment soaring among Republican presidential candidates, and immigration reform stalled in Congress and the courts, New York advocacy groups, with the support of the Obama administration, are redoubling their efforts in one area they can control: citizenship. They are pushing to convert as many of the country's 8.8 million green card holders as possible into naturalized Americans. The influence of the Latino voting bloc has added impetus to the drive. According to Latino Decisions, a polling and research firm, 80 percent of naturalized Latino citizens voted for...
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,436 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • Voters would show up if Trump is on 2016 ballot

    11/27/2015 6:08:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 68 replies
    CNBC ^ | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 10:39 AM ET | Eric Chemi | Mark Fahey
    If Donald Trump were the GOP nominee, he would cause the highest voter turnout, relative to any other Republican hopeful. John Kasich, on the other hand, would keep people at home. No matter what party affiliation you consider, Trump brings them out. Republicans, Democrats and independents are all most likely to show up if Trump is on the ballot. (In our analysis, we assumed a constant variable: the Democrats nominating Hillary Clinton.) Not only do they show up to vote, but they vote for Trump. He's got the highest percentage of voters - across both parties and independents.
  • The Strange Case of the Secular Progressive-Islamist Alliance

    11/25/2015 9:20:26 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Nov, 2015 | Marvin Folkertsma
    One of the frequently cited quips in the halls of Congress is that politics makes for strange bedfellows, meaning that some alliances between Democrats and Republicans, especially given today's toxic environment in Washington, are hard to fathom. However, perhaps even more difficult to understand is the strange affinity that has developed over the past two decades between Islamists – radical Muslims – and the American progressive movement, or what Michael Walsh has termed the "unholy left." At first glance, the two entities seem utterly different – one proceeding from the darker recesses of Islamic culture, and the other a seemingly...
  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2015 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during President Obama's tenure, went on the Kelly File last night to talk about the possible manipulation of ISIS intelligence. He said the investigation should "start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House." "[M]any of them have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere... so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they'll find whoever they're going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to...
  • California Governor Hails Transformation of State’s Economy [semi-satire]

    11/24/2015 10:30:03 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 22 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    A report indicating that 9,000 businesses have relocated headquarters and other operating units outside of California in the last seven years was hailed by Governor Jerry Brown (D) as "encouraging news." According to the report prepared by Joseph Vranich, a site selection consultant and president of Irvine, California-based Spectrum Location Solutions, the exiting companies experienced cost-savings of 20-35%. "Some will try to characterize this as a loss for the state, but I don't see it that way," Brown said. "Wage-slavery is one the greatest infringements on personal freedom in our time. By inducing 9,000 exploiters to leave we are reducing...
  • FIGHTER PILOTS BLAST OBAMA: 75% of their ISIS Targets Get Blocked

    11/23/2015 7:33:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    (Conservative Post ) U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic state in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress. Strikes against the Islamic state (also known as ISIS or ISIL) targets are often blocked due to an Obama administration policy to prevent civilian deaths and collateral damage, according to Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The policy is being blamed for allowing...
  • The Marxist Core of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    11/23/2015 12:00:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Church Militant.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | Michael Hichborn
    The annual national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is this weekend. What many Catholics do not realize is that at the very core of the CCHD is a philosophy of revolutionary leftist ideologies. Over the years, the CCHD has been rightly criticized for funding organizations that are themselves promoting contraception, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, and socialism. But these issues are only symptoms of an overall thrust that is aimed directly at convincing Catholics to fund Marxist revolution in the United States. The intent of this article, while certainly not exhaustive, is to help Catholics understand how the...
  • The Democratic Win in Louisiana Is No Sign of the Party’s Revival

    11/23/2015 7:19:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/2015 | John Fund
    Saturday, Democrats elected their first governor in the Deep South in eight years, as Louisiana state legislator John Bel Edwards defeated GOP U.S. senator David Vitter. The Democrats' double-digit victory in Louisiana makes up for their losing the Kentucky governorship to Republicans three weeks ago. But Edwards's victory does little to change the unpopularity of Democrats in the South. Edwards worked hard to separate himself from the liberal wing of his party on social issues. He was unabashedly pro-gun and anti-abortion, and he emphasized that he's a graduate of West Point who had served in Iraq as an Army Ranger....
  • The Democratic National Committee Is Broke

    11/23/2015 3:14:08 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is financially insolvent heading into the 2016 election year, Breitbart News has learned. Federal Election Commission records reveal that the DNC is millions of dollars underwater and running up a deficit each month, lagging far behind its financially savvy counterpart, the Republican National Committee.
  • Huckabee: “Democrats seem determined to defend Islam more than America”

    11/22/2015 6:37:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/22/15 | Robert Spencer
    Republican presidential candidates respond to the ridiculous Democratic National Committee ad you can see here. Huckabee’s comment is most apposite, and is true not just of the DNC, but of the Obama Administration and the mainstream media — as well as much of the Republican establishment.“EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Slam DNC Ad Attacking Them for Using Term ‘Radical Islam,’” by Patrick Howley, Breitbart, November 21, 2015: WASHINGTON -Republicans are slamming the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) new attack ad criticizing the GOP for using the term “radical Islam.”After radical Islamists carried out deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, the DNC released an ad hitting...
  • Bernie Sanders launches petition drive to preserve Syrian refugee program

    11/21/2015 12:34:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 20, 2015 | John Wagner
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — As Republican presidential candidates continued to sound the alarm Friday about Syrian immigrants, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders took a step in the opposite direction, launching a petition drive to preserve the program that facilities their arrival in the United States. “In this moment, it is particularly important that we not allow ourselves to be divided by the anti-immigrant hysteria that Republican presidential candidates are ginning up,” Sanders, who was arriving here for a three-day campaign swing, said in an e-mail to supporters. “When hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything and have nothing left but the...
  • World View: Obamacare in Death Spiral as UnitedHealth Announces Pullout

    11/21/2015 11:13:13 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/2015 | John J. Xenakis
    UnitedHealth Group, the country’s largest health insurer, announced on Thursday that it was expecting to lose $600 million on Obamacare policies in 2016 from the health insurance exchange websites, and may terminate its Obamacare business by 2017. This was a sudden turnabout for the company. It was just a month ago that the company had said in an earnings call that they expected to expand their Obamacare coverage in 2017. According to Dave Wichmann, president and CFO, on October 15: The annual care ratio is being modestly affected by the performance of our new [Obamacare] public exchange benefit programs which...
  • Democrats prefer fantasy to reality

    11/21/2015 11:11:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    The terrorists were telling the world all we need to know about the threat we face. Unfortunately, President Obama, the Democratic presidential candidates and left wing political leaders in Europe and this country refuse to listen Last Saturday night, 8.5 million Americans had the misfortune to watch three dangerously out of touch liberals debate the major issues of the day during the Democratic Party’s presidential debate. It was another example of how Democrats prefer the fantasy of their liberal beliefs to the true reality we are facing as a nation. In the immediate aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, much...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • First They Came for Andrew Jackson, Now They’ve Come for Woodrow Wilson, So Who’s Next?

    11/21/2015 6:22:31 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-20-15 | Aaron Goldstein
    One need not be a fan of Woodrow Wilson to be appalled at the ease with which Princeton University sees fit to erase any association it has with the 28th President of the United States because of a few bullies who have nothing constructive to do with their lives. Wilson, of course, was President of Princeton from 1902 to 1910. This is no different than the effort to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. To give you an idea of how deep moral equivalency is imbedded in our university students, I recently attended a Halloween Party where I spoke...
  • Paris Terror Attack Spurs Call for Gun Control [semi-satire]

    11/21/2015 9:05:27 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    Despite the fact that France has some of the strictest gun-control laws in the world, the massacre of over 100 people in Paris by gun and bomb wielding Islamic terrorists has inspired Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) to call for more stringent gun-control regulations in America. “I don’t mean to belittle the grief felt by so many after the tragic events in Paris, but I shudder to think how much worse it would have been if the victims had been armed,” Schakowsky said. “Bullets could have been coming from every direction. Police would have been confused over who were the perpetrators.”...
  • America's Potential Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

    11/21/2015 7:18:29 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 21 Nov, 2015 | Dennis P. Halpin
    Supporters of free speech and basic civility throughout the world watched in horror for a decade as Chinese university campuses descended into violent chaos during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Respected professors were shouted down, subjected to public shaming that included being paraded through the streets in dunce caps, and forced to attend public “struggle sessions” which included torture. Anne Thurston recounted the use of the “airplane” maneuver in her work Enemies of the People:
  • New DNC ad: Why can’t these Republicans be respectful of radical Islam, like George Bush was?

    11/20/2015 4:50:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Via Alex Griswold, who cites a new Rasmussen poll showing that 56 percent of Democrats — Democrats — think we’re at war with “radical Islamic terrorism.” I’ve played this three times and still can’t believe I’m watching an ad from the Democratic Party pointing at George W. Bush as a role model on how to think about terrorism. The punchline is, Bush himself mentioned “radical Islam” in his presidential rhetoric; he even used it in the State of the Union, for cripes sake. He used the adjective “radical” because he wanted to suggest a distinction between “real” Islam and the...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Obama Administration for Records about Citizenship Push for Immigrants

    11/19/2015 5:33:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 19, 2015
    Administration Withholding Documents on Diverting Money from Immigration Enforcement to Election Year "New Americans" Program (Washington, DC) -- Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking records related to letters sent by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to current green card holders urging individuals to become naturalized U.S. citizens prior to the 2016 election ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (No. 1:15-cv-01702)). The lawsuit was filed on October 16, 2015. In April 2015, President Obama's " White House Task Force...
  • We Face Terrorist Threats – Don’t Even Think About Enacting Gun Control Laws

    11/19/2015 11:04:55 AM PST · by Torcert · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/2015 | Ron Danielowski
    Despite France's draconian gun laws, terrorists have once again proven that only good people obey bad laws, and they do so to their own detriment. It is important to realize that the best security practices, people, and technology governments have to offer could not thwart the ISIS attacks in Paris. Nor will these practices, institutions, and technologies thwart the next attack. [..] Thankfully, the reality of these attacks is that they can be deterred, disrupted, and even defeated by properly trained and well-armed civilian populous. A handful of properly trained civilians carrying concealed weapons in the Bataclan Theatre could have...
  • Will Democrats Win Back the Senate? Current Election Map Looks Quite Favorable to Dems

    11/19/2015 7:58:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/19/2015 | Rich Baehr
    We are a bit less than a year away from the 2016 presidential election, and one of the major parties, barring some unlikely legal developments, appears to have settled on its nominee. Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be the Democratic Party standard-bearer next November. The Republican race is remarkably unsettled. Two newcomers to politics, businessman Donald Trump and pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, continue to lead all GOP polls, drawing 45-50% of the vote between them in most surveys. Most analysts believe both candidates will fade, and the eventual nominee is likely to be one of two Cuban American senators: Marco...
  • Tyrrell: Clinton Takes All Cakes

    11/18/2015 3:38:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 19, 2015 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- So it has come to this. The party that once nominated Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Harry S. Truman to win the presidency -- the party that once nominated men of the stature of Adlai Stevenson and Hubert Humphrey to contest the presidency -- is now left with the Three Stooges vying for the highest office in the land. There they stood on a stage in Des Moines, Iowa last Saturday night. The Republican Party had put up eight plausible presidential candidates on a stage on Nov. 10. They even had a second tier debate a...
  • A 2016 Defeat Would Be Devastating for Democrats

    11/18/2015 10:44:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 14 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 10/19/2015 | JW
    While the media fixates on supposed Republican disarray—the Washington Post recently declared breathlessly that the GOP is “on the verge of ceasing to function as a national political party”—Republicans are actually quietly wielding (and consolidating) more political power than either party has held in decades. Democrats currently hold the presidency, and are exercising its powers energetically. But outside of the White House, as the liberal stalwart Matt Yglesias notes in a perceptive piece for Vox, the Democratic Party’s position is extraordinarily weak: The presidency is extremely important, of course. But there are also thousands of critically important offices all the...
  • Race, College and Safe Space (Puke City)

    11/17/2015 4:20:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/16/2015 | Charles M. Blow
    Before there were the Paris terror attacks that changed everything and the second Democratic presidential debate that changed nothing, much of America had been transfixed by the scene playing out on college campuses across the country: black students and their allies demanding an insulation from racial hostility, full inclusion and administrative responsiveness. There was a part of the debate around those protests that I have not been able to release other than by writing here, one step off the news, but hopefully in step with the history of this moment. Last week I heard artist Ebony G. Patterson talking about...
  • Syrian Refugees Still Welcome in Pennsylvania

    11/16/2015 10:48:34 AM PST · by oldmomster · 49 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | 11/16/2015 | Tom Knapp
    Syrian refugees still welcome in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf says; some states slam doors on further resettlement TOM KNAPP | Staff Writer Updated 5 min ago Comments Syrian refugees are still welcome in Pennsylvania. As several governors this week closed their doors to refugees in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, Governor Tom Wolf said Pennsylvania will continue to accept refugees who have been properly screened. Pennsylvania has a rich, multi-century tradition of accepting immigrants, Wolf said, and that that should continue. “We must not lose sight of the fact that families leaving Syria are trying...
  • Scarborough On Dem Refusal To Say "Radical Islam":"How Stupid Do They Think We Are?"

    11/16/2015 8:37:35 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough reacted to the responses of the three Democratic presidential candidates of a question about their reluctance to use the words “radical Islam” in Saturday night’s debate on CBS after being prodded by debate moderator John Dickerson.
  • Why do Democrats hate democracy?

    11/15/2015 4:01:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/15/15 | Kyle Smith
    **SNIP** As recently as 2008, the Democratic Party presented 26 debates, which we mainly remember as the venues that presented Barack Obama with the opportunity to promise that he, unlike Hillary Clinton, would never support anything as preposterous as "the individual mandate," a k a fining people who don't have health insurance. Now the Democratic National Committee is led by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was the chair of Hillary's 2008 campaign. Any doubts about which candidate she wants to win this time? She declared that any candidates that participated in debates outside of the tightly controlled DNC framework would be...
  • You Done Yet?

    11/15/2015 1:42:10 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 18 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Nov. 15, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    This is going to be very politically incorrect. If you don't like it, stop reading now. Ok, you were fairly warned. This nation, and the world, has suffered under a severe instance of rectal-cranial inversion for decades. Muslim terrorism is nothing new. It dates to the days of the Crusades and even earlier. It pre-dates America, by quite a lot in fact. This does not mean that every Muslim is a terrorist, just like from the British point of view not every American was an insurrectionist. But we did commit insurrection as a body politic and today, and through history,...
  • Clinton and other Democratic presidential candidates in debate decline to use term 'radical Islam'

    11/15/2015 9:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 15, 2015
    Hillary Clinton and the other Democratic presidential candidates are being criticized for declining to use the words "radical Islam" during Saturday night's debate, following the deadly terror attacks in Paris. Former Secretary of State Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin '’Malley declined to use the words after being asked during the CBS debate whether they would agree with GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio saying, "We are at war with radical Islam." The front-running Clinton said using the term "radical Islam" would be "painting with too broad a brush." She also said the term was "not...
  • TV Ratings Saturday: Democratic debate is the smallest of the primaries so far (Ratings down 56%)

    11/15/2015 9:12:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | 11/15/15 | Rick Porter
    A Democratic Party presidential debate on CBS drew the smallest audience thus far among the series of primary debates - not much surprise given its Saturday-night slot. It scored a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.22 million viewers. By comparison, the first Democratic debate on CNN in October brought in a 3.4 rating and more than 15 million viewers.
  • Trump Deportation Plan Blasted as “Voter Suppression” Ploy [semi-satire]

    11/15/2015 11:46:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton blasted GOP front runner Donald Trump’s plan to deport those in the country illegally as “another absurd Republican attempt to suppress Democratic votes. If these immigrants weren’t the kind going on welfare, if they were self-supporting owners of businesses or skilled workers—in other words, likely Republican voters—he’d be singing a different tune.” “Deporting people is inhumane and un-American,” Clinton contended. “We have no practical experience with such a large and complicated operation. We do have a wealth of experience, however, with providing, food and shelter for the tens of millions who cannot provide for...
  • Paris Attacks: Al Gore Pulls Plug on Eiffel Tower Climate Telethon After 5 Hours

    11/15/2015 6:25:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 13, 2015 | Matt Donnelly
    “Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the entire nation of France,” former vice president says of benefit concert which had started when attacks got underway Former Vice President Al Gore pulled the plug on a live benefit for climate change some five hours into a 24-hour streaming show from the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Friday evening. “Out of solidarity with the French people and the City of Paris, we have decided to suspend our broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the...
  • Salon Blames Paris Terrorist Attacks on Conservatives, Calls for End to Free Speech

    11/15/2015 6:04:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/15/15 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In the very midst of the Paris bloodbath Friday night, Salon Magazine published a shameful piece suggesting that the blame for such horrific terrorist attacks falls on the “incendiary rhetoric” of America’s conservative movement and “right-wing media” for using strong language against progressives.Such rhetoric, Salon warned, “does not float in the ether of the public discourse, harmless and unacknowledged. No, it does in fact lead to action.”In a bizarre comparison, the author of the rambling essay, Chauncey Devega, said that conservative criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement necessarily leads to violent uprisings like the one in Paris, and therefore...
  • Beinart: I’d Be Darned If Democrats Had One Clear Line On Fighting Terrorism

    11/15/2015 2:42:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/15/15 | Daniel Bassali
    Liberal commentator Peter Beinart offered a harsh critique of all the Democratic candidates’ answers on terrorism during the debate Saturday night, saying they did not offer any tangible solutions to defeating the Islamic State.“I say this as a liberal, I would be concerned as a Democrat about the entire terrorism part of this debate,” Beinart said.The crux of Beinart’s argument is that Republicans offer a clearer, more decisive vision for defeating the Islamic State than all three Democratic candidates.“The Republican line, whatever you think about it, is very clear. It’s that we left Iraq, the terrorists filled a vacuum, we...
  • Paris attacks put dagger through heart of liberal Europe

    11/15/2015 9:58:01 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/14/2015 | Peter Foster
    The Paris attacks that killed at least 128 people on Saturday night will put renewed pressure on Europe Schengen agreement and threaten the “very essence” of the European way of life, as far-right parties seek to capitalise on the attacks, analysts have warned. With Paris now enduring this second major terror bloodbath in under a year, questions are now being asked about how much longer both Europe’s open border system and vision of a tolerant, multi-cultural society can survive. “With Paris in lockdown and France closing its borders, we can see all too clearly that what is at stake here...