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  • Victim Card Pulled: "Picking On" Susan Rice is Sexist

    11/16/2012 2:37:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The victim card was officially pulled out by President Obama at a press conference earlier this week when he told reporters that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham (he left female Senator Kelly Ayotte out of the list despite Ayotte being a strong critic of Susan Rice) shouldn't be going after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for her comments about Libya. Earlier this week McCain, Graham and Ayotte requested a select committee to look into what happened in Benghazi and all three suggested a Rice nomination for Secretary of State should be blocked. “If Senator McCain and Senator Graham want to...
  • CBS Welcomes Obama to Staten Island, But Criticized Bush Post-Katrina

    11/16/2012 2:08:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 16, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    CBS ran a puff piece Friday morning on President Obama's visit to hurricane-ravaged Staten Island, which stood in stark contrast to its hostile treatment of President Bush's visit to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. CBS played into the Obama PR strategy, simply noting that he "pledged the government's support" to Staten Island residents and "met with families who've lost everything." In addition, they aired his plea for the insurance companies to support the victims, afterward quoting residents who were upset with the insurance companies. Meanwhile, CBS had no such love for President Bush in 2005 when they reported victims...
  • ‘A VALLEY FORGE MOMENT FOR CONSERVATIVES’

    11/16/2012 12:29:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/15/2012 | Sen. Tom Coburn
    Election 2012 ‘A Valley Forge Moment for Conservatives’ By: Sen. Tom Cobrun Thank you for that kind introduction. It’s an honor to be with you tonight as we celebrate the American Spectator’s 45th anniversary. I especially want to thank Bob Tyrrell who has been with the Spectator since the very beginning. Bob, I want thank you and honor you for your commitment to telling the truth, and for reminding us to laugh, which is especially important in times like this.Like most of you I wish we had a different outcome last week. But it’s important to talk honestly about what...
  • Latino and Black Americans - For God's Sake, WAKE UP!

    11/16/2012 10:39:41 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 57 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Jeff Head
    LATINO & BLACK AMERICANS - FOR GOD'S SAKE, WAKE UP! The pivotal election of 2012 is over. The most liberal, progressive candidate in the history of American politics, with the worst record on the economy in his first term, Barack Hussein Obama, won re-election to a second term by 1.5-2.0% of the vote. The over-riding segments of the population that enabled his victory were the Black vote (who voted for him by over 90%) and the Latino vote (who voted for him by over 70%). And they did so, absolutely against their own best interest. Oh, in the short...
  • Romney doesn’t grasp minorities’ right to vote for Obama (LIBERALS CONTINUE TO OINK AND GLOAT)

    11/16/2012 10:37:52 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | November 15, 2012 | JUNIOR MARXIST NEIL STEINBERG nsteinberg@suntimes.com
    When the election was finally over, and Barack Obama had been re-elected despite the bad economy and other strikes against him, there was a single quiet moment where the question was raised: What would the Republicans learn from their defeat? How, chastened, would they return to the national stage, humbled but committed to fix our common problems? Ah, hahahahaha . . . “In the afterglow of Obama’s victory, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Ayatollah Khamenei, Vladimir Putin and Chris Matthews, as well as millions of pot-heads, sodomites, pro-aborts and all common moochers, are sharing a collective thrill,” wrote Joel Richardson, in his “A...
  • North: Sexting with the Stars

    11/16/2012 9:27:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 16, 2012 | Oliver North
    Washington, DC - For two months, the so-called mainstream media all but ignored the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in four dead Americans. What actions the Obama administration took before, during and after the bloody assaults on the U.S. consulate and a CIA outpost should have been a legitimate election issue. But the Romney campaign only raised the disaster once — and then avoided it like an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Now that the election is decided, the Fourth Estate is on the story. Though the president never mentioned the Benghazi debacle in his prepared...
  • Warning: The World's Third-Largest Economy Could Crash Soon

    11/16/2012 9:26:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | David Sterman
    In the summer of 2010, a little-noted milestone took place. China passed Japan to become the world's second-largest economy. Now, Japan needs to keep an eye on the rear-view mirror. Germany and Brazil are gaining ground and may overtake the Asian country in coming decades as well. Japan's steady decline  -- relative to other economies -- can be attributed to a pair of factors: A rapidly-aging population and a too-strong currency. These two factors are crimping demand for goods and services at home, as well as foreign demand for exports.This isn't a new story. The Japanese economy has barely budged...
  • Good News: EU Budget Talks Collapse

    11/16/2012 9:17:18 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    I have a bit of good news today. The efforts of European Council president Herman Van Rompuy to mollify the UK and other budget hawks have created such a stir that France rejects EU budget compromise. Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French prime minister, objected to deep cuts to agriculture spending included in the proposal, but also expressed displeasure with reductions in the development money, known as cohesion funds, that benefit poorer regions. The biggest object of displeasure appeared to be Mr Van Rompuy’s move to trim €25bn from the common agricultural policy – traditionally France’s biggest priority – compared with a...
  • Another Leftist Admits the Real Goal Is Taxing the Middle Class (The Truth is coming out)

    11/16/2012 8:54:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Obama has staked out a very dogmatic and inflexible position on class-warfare tax hikes and he obviously wants all of us to think only the “rich” will be impacted. I think it’s foolish to penalize investors, entrepreneurs, small business owners and other upper-income taxpayers. What nation, after all, has ever prospered by placing obstacles in front of those who create jobs? France? Don’t make me laugh.But I’m also amazed that anyone believes Obama isn’t going to screw the middle class as well. The simple reality is that there aren’t enough rich people to finance big government.There are some honest folks...
  • Obama RX: Bleeding an Anemic Economy with Tax Increases

    11/16/2012 8:33:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought the presidential election would lead to an early break in the fiscal gridlock that now divides our government, think again. President Obama's post-election press conference on Wednesday signaled he is digging in for a lengthy political battle to raise tax rates amid new evidence the economy is still very weak and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future if not throughout his second term. If anything, he's taking a tougher tone with Republicans in Congress as he prepares for negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders on Friday. Despite...
  • How Conservatives Can Defeat Liberalism

    11/16/2012 7:58:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    Two weeks after the election, conservatives are still asking why Mitt Romney lost. That, however, is the wrong first question argues Charles R. Kesler in his new book "I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism." We cannot fully understand Romney's defeat, implies Kelser, until we first understand why conservatives have lost the majority of policy battles over the past 100 years. Despite having won their share of Presidential elections, conservatives have not slowed the advance of the welfare state. Political pundits have blamed Romney's defeat on everything from Hurricane Sandy to inept get-out-the vote efforts, but...
  • Of Arms and the Man

    11/16/2012 7:42:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    If William Shakespeare were still with us, he would have found his Othello. David Petraeus is not the darkly handsome Moor of the Bard's tale, but a pallor, highly-decorated officer, a nerdy-looking guy with a comb-over. However, like the Moor, he fuses monumental courage with human frailty. Public stature often stands on clay feet. It's the rest of us who put the marble sculpture of celebrity on its pedestal. In spite of all the splendid attributes of competence, dignity and self-respect that accompanied the honorable and valiant Othello in his military career, he was merely mortal, an easy victim of...
  • Spielberg’s Lincoln is a Grand Tribute to a Masterful Leader

    11/16/2012 7:29:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | John Hanlon
    Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is a different film than one would expect from the brilliant filmmaker responsible for unforgettable films like “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Unlike those two features, “Lincoln” takes place on a much smaller scale. When its trailer arrived in theaters several months ago, many viewers undoubtedly believed that the film would attempt to tell Abraham Lincoln’s complete story, focusing on a young Illinois lawyer who became president and saved the Union from self-destruction. But this movie isn’t about that, nor is it simply a noble and simplistic tribute to the 16th President. The film is, instead,...
  • Who Fed Susan the Benghazi Bullhockey?

    11/16/2012 7:20:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    At his news conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama postured as the young Galahad striding out onto the schoolyard to stop a pair of bullies from beating up a girl. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham had charged U.N. Amb. Susan Rice with misleading the nation when, five days after the Benghazi attack in which Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, she appeared on five TV shows to say it had all resulted from a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video. Susan Rice, thundered Obama, "made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she...
  • Best Foot Forward?

    11/16/2012 7:00:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Our large cruise ship sailed within view of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a gathering of conservatives sponsored by National Review magazine considered the wreckage of the 2012 election. Most of the writers and commentators on board agreed with Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition that the last thing conservatives need to do now is to form a "circular firing squad." But lessons must be learned. Was Mitt Romney, as some suggested, "our best foot forward" -- a highly intelligent, photogenic, generous, public-spirited, articulate man of great integrity whose loss can only be chalked up to the poor judgment...
  • I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

    11/16/2012 6:47:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home. The end of...
  • Business Executives at White House: Save Us! Raise Their Taxes!

    11/16/2012 6:33:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | John Ransom
    Don’t worry, folks. All is well. Barack Obama “gets” it."The president gets it," says the chief executive officer and chairman of Honeywell, in a Reuters article.“David Cote, chief executive and chairman of Honeywell,” says Reuters, “told reporters that Obama understood a combination of tax measures and reforms of social programs will be necessary to address the so-called fiscal cliff and beyond that, the deficit.”I’m really glad that Obama met with business leaders to straighten out that pesky “tax” thing that the rest of us have been so confused about. I’m equally comforted that the major wire services were right there...
  • Unlocking Obama's Economic Vision (Spoiler: It's Blurry)

    11/16/2012 5:30:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | S. E. Cupp
    Wednesday’s press conference marked the first occasion journalists have had to question the President directly – about anything – in eight months, and President Obama tipped his hat on his plans to confront the coming fiscal cliff with chastened House Republicans. In short, he will probably raise tax rates for the wealthy. But thanks to an explosive and, as my colleague Donny Deutsch put it, testosterone-fueled defense of UN Ambassador Susan Rice, a lot of what the President also said about his plans to reduce the deficit went ignored. That’s a shame – they were quite illuminating. Before Obama’s “bring...
  • The Malicious Mangling of the Virgin Mary

    11/16/2012 4:47:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    A Christian can be crushed gazing at the picture of Mary standing at the foot of the cross, watching her beloved son suffocate and die. But in that vision, she stands there for hours, patiently enduring her suffering. For two millennia, she has been a role model for Christians, a woman who practiced obedience in the most difficult of human circumstances, with fervent hope for what this sacrifice will offer all mankind as it struggles with sin. This is why it seems so hard to reflect that vision of patience when black-hearted "artists" practice character assassination on the Blessed Virgin...
  • Where to Adjust, Where to Stand Firm

    11/16/2012 4:33:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mark Davis
    The proper path for the Republican party lies somewhere between changing our entire agenda and standing steadfastly on everything. Opinions will differ on the best way forward, as we have seen in the week and a half since the sucker punch of Election Day. Most conservatives seem to be coping well. We spent a lot of time during the campaign wondering if America as we recognize it would survive a second Obama term. Ever the pragmatists, we now seem committed to doing our part to minimize the damage. But as we seek to mitigate the harmful effects of Obama 2.0...