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  • The Missing Media Label For Obama's Presidency

    05/24/2014 9:43:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Bias: President Obama repeatedly claims to know nothing about scandals, blames others for problems and has failed to achieve most of his stated goals. If he were a Republican, what do you think the press would call him? When a reporter asked in a two-part question whether Obama had been "caught by surprise" by the mushrooming scandal at the VA, Obama ignored it. It was a good question. The White House had earlier claimed that Obama only learned about attempts at VA hospitals to falsify records and hide chronic delays after reading about it in the newspaper, despite mounting evidence...
  • Michelle Tells Grads: ‘I Could Take Up a Whole Afternoon Talking About’ Barack’s Failures

    05/20/2013 8:48:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 20, 2013 | Melenie Hunter
    Complete Headline: Michelle Obama Tells Grads: ‘I Could Take Up a Whole Afternoon Talking About’ Barack Obama’s Failures First lady Michelle Obama in her commencement speech at a high school in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday said she could “take up a whole afternoon talking about” her husband’s failures. “And then there’s this guy, Barack Obama, who lost – I could take up a whole afternoon talking about his failures, but – he lost his first race for Congress, and now he gets to call himself my husband,” she told graduates of Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School during commencement...
  • Sebelius Tries To Blame GOP For Coming ObamaCare Failures

    04/11/2013 4:53:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    IBD ^ | 4/11/13 | Editorial
    Health Care: As Democrats grow increasingly worried that ObamaCare will explode on the launch pad just as midterm elections get going, the Obama administration seeks to pin blame on Republicans. Good luck with that. Earlier this week, Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius admitted that she didn't realize how complicated getting ObamaCare off the ground would be. Sebelius complained that "no one fully anticipated" the difficulties involved in implementing ObamaCare, or how confusing it would be with the public. She wasn't talking about the massive and impossible task of imposing central planning on one-sixth of the nation's economy. Instead,...
  • Benghazi and President Obama's Foreign Policy -- Proactive or Reactive?

    10/20/2012 12:50:36 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 20, 2012 | Dan Miller
    President Obama's foreign policy has provided many examples of leading from behind. The expression "leading from behind," as used in this article, means: 1. Waiting while allies decide what to do and then following along. Doing that assumes substantial congruity of interest with our allies. To the extent that such congruity may exist at all, it is neither uniform nor perpetual nor consistent. 2. "Leading from behind" also, and of more significance here, means reactive leadership -- waiting for a bad and perhaps irreversible situation to develop and then scrambling to find politically convenient explanations to offer and actions to...
  • Allen West: Obama is doing well in the polls because his failures aren’t being articulated well

    10/03/2012 5:31:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 2nd, 2012 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Allen West weighs in on the new 2007 video, mostly saying that he doesn’t believe it is of as much consequence as Benghazi-gate, ballots not getting to our troops overseas, the debt, etc. Those are the things he’s concerned about. When asked why Obama is doing so well in the polls, he says simply that everyone keeps saying Obama’s policies have failed, but they aren’t articulating why. Which is what he says Romney needs to do. Watch:
  • Obama: The Green Energy Nightmare

    03/22/2012 10:30:59 AM PDT · by Chris in VA · 6 replies
    American Live Wire ^ | 3/22/12 | David Webb
    Sometimes when you peruse the headlines online, you have to wonder what Barack Obama is really thinking. Is he really that obtuse about green energy and it’s impact on America?
  • Levi Johnston and Sarah Palin Book Debuts Bomb

    09/24/2011 12:31:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | September 23, 2011 | Andy Lewis
    Hard sales numbers will not be available for a week but the rankings on Amazon and Barnes & Noble provide a good indication of consumer interest. The Rogue is ranked in the fifties on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Deer in the Headlights is hovering in the seven hundreds on Amazon and in the two hundreds on Barnes & Noble.
  • Psychologist to educators: Failure of black males to graduate not your fault

    01/26/2011 1:33:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 76 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | January 25, 2011 | Jason Schultz
    A noted psychologist told a gathering of teachers, school officials and parents that the reason why black males are struggling to graduate high school has very little to do with the failures of teachers. It has much more to do with the failures of modern society, he said. "I'm unwilling to stand up here and pretend that you are somehow responsible for their failures," Na'im Akbar told teachers Tuesday at a symposium on graduation rates at Atlantic Community High School. The symposium was the second meeting of a task force started by the school district to generate ideas to improve...
  • Regulators close 4 banks in Carolinas, Georgia, Colorado; Bank failures this year now 7

    01/21/2011 10:38:02 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | January 21, 2011 | Marcy Gordon
    Regulators on Friday closed banks in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Colorado, bringing to seven the number of closures in 2011 following last year's toll of 157 bank failures amid the limping economy and mounting bad loans. The growing number of bank failures has sapped billions of dollars out of the deposit insurance fund. It fell into the red in 2009, and its deficit stood at $8 billion as of Sept. 30. The number of banks on the FDIC's confidential "problem" list rose to 860 in the third quarter of last year from 829 three months earlier. The 860...
  • White House Rates Budget Failures

    12/01/2010 11:28:12 AM PST · by Publius6961 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/2010 9:40am PST | Fox News
    On Fox "What's Happening" 10/01/2010 (9:45 am Pst) There was a report about the White House Rating hundreds of government programs that are failures by any measure. The programs are rated from 0% to 100% effectiveness. One of them increased from $660,000 to $147,000,000 in ten years! and it has a rating of 8% (!) Most rational taxpayers would rate anything under 50% as a failure, a waste of money and the reason why the country is bankrupt and our children and grandchildren will inherit a debt which is literally impossible to pay down. These are all from what is...
  • Wait, wait ... Crist will be with Biden

    06/29/2010 7:45:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    The Buzz (Florida Politics) ^ | 06/29/10 | Alex Leary
    So yesterday, the governor's office said Charlie Crist was not planning on going to Pensacola to be with Vice President Joe Biden, despite appearing on an official White House announcement. But this morning, Crist's spokesman Sterling Ivey says he has changed his schedule and will head to Pensacola after all. Not exactly sure what's going on here but Crist had planned on being in Miami this afternoon for a campaign event, likely a fundraiser.
  • Regulators close banks in Fla., Ga., NM

    06/25/2010 6:02:31 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 4 replies
    MSNBC (AP) ^ | 06/25/10 | Marcy Gordon
    WASHINGTON - Regulators on Friday shut down banks in Florida, Georgia and New Mexico, lifting to 86 the number of U.S. bank failures this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over Peninsula Bank, based in Englewood, Fla., with $644.3 million in assets and $580.1 million in deposits. The agency also seized First National Bank in Savannah, Ga., with $252.5 million in assets and $231.9 million in deposits, and High Desert State Bank, based in Albuquerque, N.M., with $80.3 million in assets and $81 million in deposits. Miami-based Premier American Bank agreed to assume the assets and deposits of Peninsula...
  • 'Obama scholars' sing The One's praises

    06/17/2010 10:47:28 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 4 replies · 395+ views
    Jeannie DeAngelis Residents of New Haven Connecticut should be ecstatic knowing tax dollars are moving mountains and inspiring achievement in an army of "Obama scholars." Lincoln Bassett Middle School in New Haven, Connecticut has received a "great school rating" of two on a scale of 1 to 10. Therefore, it was no surprise that a classroom full of impressionable boys were led in a chant by a cheerleading gentleman in a black kufi. We're talking "involved parents and successful kids." Standing on the sidelines at the event, was a group of suit jacket school administrators who attended the chant to...
  • FDIC Friday! Three Florida bank failures take 2010 tally to 76

    05/29/2010 1:12:54 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 05/28/2010 | Market Watch
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Three affiliated banks in Florida were closed Friday, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., raising the tally of bank failures in 2010 to 76. The Bank of Florida - Southeast in Fort Lauderdale; the Bank of Florida - Southwest in Naples; and the Bank of Florida - Tampa Bay in Tampa were shut down. EverBank in Jacksonville, Fla., has acquired their banking operations. Bank of Florida Corp.
  • Congress: US repeated 9/11 failures in Xmas plot

    05/18/2010 3:00:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 311+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/10 | Eileen Sullivan and Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON – Despite a top-to-bottom overhaul of the intelligence community after the 2001 terrorist attacks, the security system showed some of the same failures nearly a decade later and allowed a would-be bomber to slip aboard an airliner, congressional investigators said Tuesday. The Senate intelligence Committee report at times contradicted the Obama administration's assertion that the nearly catastrophic Christmas Day bombing attempt was unlike 9/11 because it represented a failure to understand intelligence, not a failure to collect and understand it. The congressional review is more stark than the Obama administration's report. It lays much of the blame at the...
  • 2010 (Know thy Enemy! Letter: Hussein poodle Plouffe's begging for help)

    04/26/2010 6:10:54 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 3 replies · 307+ views
    OFA/Hussein's email minions | 04/28/10 | David Plouffe or some other Hussein lackey
    There are only 190 days until the 2010 election. Many of you have been at work long before now. You've held strategy sessions all across the country to discuss how to most effectively help candidates in your community who are fighting to bring about change. At OFA headquarters, we've been poring over your ideas, your input, and the best data we can get our hands on to determine the most helpful role we can play. Together, based on that feedback, we've crafted a comprehensive electoral plan that can make a big difference in the upcoming elections. President Obama recorded a...
  • U.S. FDIC shuts down 7 banks, 2010 total now 37

    03/19/2010 4:57:29 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 11 replies · 834+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 19, 2010 | Corbett B. Daly
    WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Regulators seized seven more U.S. banks on Friday, as high unemployment and troubled loan portfolios continue to weigh on the sector. The seven failures, which are estimated to cost the government's deposit insurance fund more than $1 billion, bring the 2010 tally to 37 failed institutions. Last year, 140 banks failed. At this week's frantic pace, 365 banks would be shut down by the end of the year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said Advanta Bank Corp of Draper, Utah; Appalachian Community Bank of Ellijay, Georgia; Bank of Hiawassee, Hiawasee, Georgia; First Lowndes Bank of...
  • FDIC shuts down banks in Nevada and Washington (22 total in 2010)

    02/26/2010 7:11:43 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 8 replies · 567+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | February 26, 2010 | Stephen Bernard
    NEW YORK – Regulators shut down banks in Nevada and Washington on Friday, marking the 21st and 22nd failures this year of federally insured banks. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was appointed receiver of Carson River Community Bank, based in Carson City, Nev. and Rainier Pacific Bank in Tacoma, Wash. Carson River Community Bank had $51.1 million in assets and $50 million in deposits as of Dec. 31. Rainier Pacific Bank had $717.8 million in assets and $446.2 million in deposits as of Dec. 31. The FDIC said that Carson River's deposits will be assumed by Reno, Nev.-based Heritage Bank...
  • At F.D.I.C. , Bracing for a Wave of Failures (List of Troubled Banks at 16 Yr Peak)

    02/24/2010 12:19:51 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 13 replies · 431+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 23, 2010 | Eric Dash
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is bracing for a new wave of bank failures that could cost the agency many billions of dollars and further strain its finances. With bank failures running at their highest level in nearly two decades, the F.D.I.C. is racing to keep up with rising losses to its insurance fund, which safeguards savers’ deposits. On Tuesday, the agency announced that it had placed 702 lenders on its list of “problem” banks, the highest number since 1993. Not all of those banks are destined to founder, and F.D.I.C. officials said Tuesday that they expected failures to peak...
  • Banks in Calif., Ill., Fla., Texas are shut down (putting US bank failures at 20 for year)

    02/20/2010 12:29:02 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 14 replies · 833+ views
    Yahoo Finance (AP) ^ | February 19, 2010 | Marcy Gordon
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regulators shut four banks from California to Florida on Friday, boosting to 20 the number of U.S. bank failures this year following the 140 closures last year in the worst financial climate in decades. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over La Jolla Bank, FSB, in La Jolla, Calif. The bank had 10 branches and about $3.6 billion in assets and $2.8 billion in deposits. Also seized was George Washington Savings Bank in Orland Park, Ill. It had four branches and about $412.8 million in assets and $397 million in deposits. The FDIC said OneWest Bank in...
  • No immediate firings expected over intel failures

    01/06/2010 4:54:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 421+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The White House is not expected to announce the firing of any officials over intelligence failures — for now anyway — as President Barack Obama prepares to tell the nation more about a botched terrorist attack over Detroit and what else he will do to beef up security. Eager to fix a glaring breakdown in intelligence sharing and get the incident behind him, Obama will speak Thursday about a declassified account of the near catastrophe on Christmas Day. The White House also plans to release a copy of the report with some detail stripped away for security reasons....
  • Top Ten Obama Failures for 2009

    01/02/2010 5:09:25 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 9 replies · 947+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | January 2, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Happy New Year to all my readers, and what better, oh, what better way to celebrate the start of a new year than by looking backwards. That's right...looking backwards at all the greatest failures of the Obama Administration from 2009, its first year in power! Here for your reading pleasure is a Top Ten compilation of what I deem to be the ten most failing moments of Barack Hussein Obama relating to his policies; this list is by no means complete, and he seems to add to it every day, but you get the picture. So, here's to a happy...
  • What Lurks on the Books of Banks

    12/05/2009 12:23:58 PM PST · by FromLori · 6 replies · 450+ views
    Business Week ^ | 12/4/09 | Theo Francis and Jessica Silver-Greenberg
    Their profits have rebounded, but shaky home-equity and credit-card debt—for starters—could change that. At first glance, banks seem to be recovering nicely from the financial crisis. But investors cheered by optimistic earnings reports could soon face a painful surprise. Many banks appear to be postponing inevitable losses on home-equity loans and commercial mortgages. Others face new trouble in consumer banking, especially credit cards. "Banks know they've got big holes on their balance sheets," says Paul Miller, an analyst for FBR Capital Markets. The hopeful news is that overall bank industry earnings tripled, to $2.8 billion in the third quarter, compared...
  • Chris Matthews: Obama is Not Connected (NK)

    11/20/2009 4:38:18 PM PST · by jazminerose · 34 replies · 996+ views
    joytiz.com ^ | 11/20/09 | Joy Tiz
    Running through the litany of Obama’s most recent failures, the sycophant in chief at MSNBC has declared that the Obama administration is “not connected” (NK in Chris’s language) with the American people. Matthews stunned his audience of twelve (the janitorial staff leaves early on Fridays) by chiding the once deified Obama for his asinine over bow to the Japanese emperor. Revisiting one of his daffier theories, Matthews opined that Obama’ s real problem is an unnatural over abundance of IQ point which make it impossible for him to understand normal people. Et tu, Chrissy?
  • Bank On More Failures

    08/29/2009 1:18:53 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 539+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 29, 2009
    Bank On More Failures If the economy is rallying, why are hundreds of banks in danger of closing in the coming months? By Nancy Cook | Newsweek Web Exclusive Aug 28, 2009 While big institutions such as Citi, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley have grabbed headlines and billions in bailout money, 81 small banks have shuttered their doors so far this year. Despite a rebound in the markets, hundreds of additional banks are expected to close in the coming months as consumers and small businesses default on loans and as local real-estate investments drop. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.warned...
  • BANKING CRISIS DWARFS THE DEPRESSION

    08/25/2009 7:03:34 AM PDT · by UncleVanya · 9 replies · 880+ views
    TheStreet.com ^ | 08/24/09 | John Lounsbury
    Excerpt ... Assets for failures for [the current] crisis total $7.1 trillion to date. This is nearly eight times the assets compared with the inflation-adjusted total for the S&L crisis. The data for bank failures in the Great Depression is shown in the following table. The total deposits involved were about $7.6 billion over a span of 13 years. Adjusted for inflation, that is $100 billion in 2009 dollars. The size of the crisis today, adjusted for inflation, is more than 70 times larger than the entire Great Depression. It's unlikely that bank failures can peak until we are close...
  • New Bank Failures: Week of Aug. 17

    08/18/2009 10:23:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies · 549+ views
    the street ^ | 8-17-09 | Philip Van Dorn
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- New bank failures last week included two in Arizona and one each in Pennsylvania, Alabama and Nevada, bringing the total number of banks and savings and loans shut down by regulators this year to 77. All 102 bank failures since the beginning of 2008 are detailed on TheStreet.com's interactive bank failure map:
  • 36 Congressmen Ask Obama to Return Authority Over Auto Bailout to Congress--(AMR)

    05/29/2009 11:40:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies · 1,141+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | May 29, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    A bipartisan coalition of 36 members of the House of Representatives--including 30 Republicans and 6 Democrats--has sent a letter to President Obama asking him to return to Congress its constitutional legislative authority to oversee the bailout of the auto industry. In December, Congress failed to pass a bill authorizing a bailout of Chrysler and General Motors. President Bush and now President Obama, however, proceeded with a bailout process even without legislative autority. That process has cost the taxpayers billions of dollars and given the Executive Branch unilitaral and unprecedented authority to control what happens to the two major auto companies....
  • Labor Pick's Husband Has Tax Problems

    02/05/2009 11:58:19 PM PST · by politicalmerc · 16 replies · 756+ views
    AP via AOL ^ | 2/5/09 | Sam Hananel
    WASHINGTON (Feb. 5) - Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis became the latest Cabinet nominee to face questions about unpaid taxes Thursday as a Senate panel abruptly postponed a scheduled vote on her confirmation. The postponement came after revelations that Solis' husband settled tax liens on his California auto repair business this week that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years.
  • G.M. Says U.S. Cash Is Its Best Hope

    11/07/2008 8:37:58 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 203 replies · 3,199+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 7, 2008 | Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley
    DETROIT — The rapidly deteriorating finances of General Motors are forcing the federal government to decide whether to bail out the largest American automaker or face the prospect that it might go bankrupt. G.M. said Friday that its cash cushion had been dwindling by more than $2 billion a month recently and that it could run short of money by mid-2009 unless it got emergency federal assistance. It also said it had suspended merger talks with Chrysler to focus on its own increasingly urgent problems, brought on by higher gas prices, a weakening economy and tight credit — a combination...
  • Bret Baer on the Freedie Fannie warnings unheeded by the democrats

    09/28/2008 4:24:36 PM PDT · by MHGinTN · 30 replies · 1,700+ views
    Youtube ^ | 9/28/2008 | MHGinTN
    Here is the Bret Baer video with Barney Frank lying about the already failing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac banks. This was aired recently on FOX but I haven't seen a link at FR yet, so here it is.
  • We Cannot Afford to Continue Failed Pelosi Economic Policies

    09/15/2008 3:30:46 PM PDT · by Wuli · 17 replies · 239+ views
    September 15, 2008 | Wuli
    The insane leader of the House of Representatives said today: "We Cannot Afford to Continue Failed Republican Economic Policies" referring to current problems in our financial markets; like the pending bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers - a leading Wall Street investment house. And yet, Pelosi, by the facts, is nothing but a liar, as to whose "policies" have "failed". Both the "sub-prime" crisis and many of its aftermaths are completely related to total lack of due diligence by Congress in their oversight role of Freddie and Fannie. Since 2000, when Republican House leaders attempted major reforms of Freddie and Fannie it...
  • ABC Attempts To Smear Palin And Fails

    09/14/2008 9:50:27 AM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 56 replies · 349+ views
    America Talks ^ | 09/14/08 | David Zublick
    Sarah Palin's interview with Charlie Gibson was an appalling attempt at smearing her, even to the point that some in the mainstream media even took Gibson and ABC News to task on it. From the outset, it was clear that Gibson planned to paint her as completely inept and unqualified. The very first question, asking Palin if she hesitated when McCain offered her a spot on the ticket, dripped with condescension. Here was Gibson, looking professorial with his glasses down at the end of his nose, eyebrow cocked, as if to portray her as a liar, or so self-assured as...
  • Clinton Ends June With $25.2 Million Debt

    07/20/2008 6:27:37 PM PDT · by xDGx · 24 replies · 103+ views
    KDKA ^ | Jul 20, 2008 8:53 pm US/Eastern | Alpha-Papa
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  • US Congress leader Pelosi calls Bush 'a total failure'

    07/17/2008 3:04:55 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 195 replies · 470+ views
    Yahoooo ^ | 7/17/08 | AFP
    US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called President George W. Bush "a total failure" who "has no ideas," in an interview with CNN. Responding to stinging criticism from Bush on the Democratic leadership in both houses of Congress and the slow pace of the legislative agenda, as Congress prepares for its one-month summer recess in August, Pelosi let loose: "You know, God bless him, bless his heart, the president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject." Pelosi, 68,...
  • Bigger U.S. bank failures may be coming - FDIC

    06/13/2008 8:46:10 AM PDT · by BGHater · 36 replies · 294+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05 June 2008 | John Poirier
    Future U.S. bank failures linked to the downturn in the real estate market may include "institutions of greater size" than in the recent past, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chairman Sheila Bair said on Thursday. An increasing number of banks face high exposure to deteriorating conditions in commercial real estate and construction lending, Bair told a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the state of the banking industry. "There is also the possibility that future failures could include institutions of greater size than we have seen in the recent past," Bair said. "Uncertainties in today's economic environment continue to pose significant challenges...
  • Tastes Great, But Less Filling (Dem's first year controlling Congress since 1994 is utter failure)

    12/20/2007 7:54:22 AM PST · by jdm · 15 replies · 98+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 20, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The Democrats have ended their first year controlling Congress since 1994, and they now return home with much less self-congratulation than when they arrived triumphantly in January. The taste of success turned bitter when their leadership found they could not get their agenda past a suprisingly resilient opposition, and discovered the hard way that presidents are never irrelevant. Still, they have not learned that they created most of the problems themselves: Congressional Democrats ended their first year in control of Congress in more than a decade Wednesday, approving a $555-billion government spending measure that gave President Bush $70 billion for...
  • Rove: A Failure to Lead

    11/08/2007 9:53:41 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 21 replies · 51+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-09-07 | Karl Rove (OP/ED)
    A Failure to Lead The Democratic Congress is more interested in acting out than in taking positive action. BY KARL ROVE Friday, November 9, 2007 This week is the one-year anniversary of Democrats winning Congress. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid probably aren't in a celebrating mood. The goodwill they enjoyed after their victory is gone. Their bright campaign promises are unfulfilled. Democratic leadership is in disarray. And Congress's approval rating has fallen to its lowest point in history. The problems the Democrats are now experiencing begin with the federal budget. Or rather, the lack...
  • The Failed Party

    10/22/2007 5:29:06 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 43 replies · 45+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2007 | Jeffrey Schmidt
    The Democratic Party hasn't just taken over the title of The Stupid Party, as Professor James W. Ceaser characterizes it in his much-admired article of the same name in The Weekly Standard. Professor Ceaser insightfully argues that today's Democratic Party is what it is because of philosophical diffidence readily exploited by the bullying of a "network of techno-thugs," all Leftists. But his erudite argument confines itself to the realm of ideas. In the world of facts on the ground, the Democratic Party is also The Failed Party. The larger truth is that liberalism, as a governing philosophy, is a spent...
  • NEWSWEEK GETS A NEW LOOK IN PRINT, ON WEB

    10/14/2007 2:29:46 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 30 replies · 42+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10-13-2007 | By KEITH J. KELLY
    Newsweek on Monday will unveil a sweeping redesign of the magazine and its Web site while at the same time formally ending its seven-year distribution agreement with MSNBC.com. While some recent redesigns have been introduced with fanfare, such as BusinessWeek, whose new look hit newsstands yesterday, or Time, which was overhauled in March, Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham has consciously avoided publicizing Newsweek's revamping. "It was stealth redesign," Meacham said yesterday as he was getting ready to ship the first of the new-look pages to the printer.
  • How would you grade the Dems so far?

    05/24/2007 9:30:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 30 replies · 1,150+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/7 | Heidi Swillinger
    Read the story that prompted this column Mike Flaherty, San Carlos An F, for failure to de-fund the war. Instead of playing commander-in-chief with timetables, benchmarks, etc, they should have used their constitutional power of the purse if they were at all serious. F for leadership, F for integrity and F for execution. Harry Reid does receive a C+ for most disheartening comment made by a U.S. senator in time of war and for furnishing aid and comfort to the enemy. Julie Bennett, San Francisco C-. It's their turn, and I feel like they are wimping out. They are asking...
  • Michael Ramirez Cartoon: When Democrats Go Fishing

    05/13/2007 9:24:23 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 8 replies · 1,775+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 12 May 2007 | Michael Ramirez
    Democrats' great shark hunt for Alberto Gonzales seems to be running into some snags. Michael Ramirez's cartoon commentary is here.
  • US combat veteran blasts generals for Iraq failures

    04/27/2007 10:42:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 824+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/27/07 | Jim Mannion
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US generals came under fire Friday in a stinging critique by a mid-level officer and combat veteran who charged that as a whole they repeated the mistakes of Vietnam in Iraq. Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling said the generals failed to prepare the military for counter-insurgency warfare, kept silent when the country went to war with too few troops, and botched the post-invasion occupation. "In 2007, Iraq's grave and deteriorating condition offers diminishing hope for an American victory and portends risk of an even wider and more destructive regional war," Yingling wrote in an essay published in the...
  • Democrat Failures

    12/17/2006 2:31:21 PM PST · by Ronald ReaganROCKS · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Rightank.com ^ | 05/06/05 | Tank
    Democrat Failures By Tank It seems that Democrats are more and more nomadic–wandering from presidential epithets to anguished groans about Bush’s judicial nominees, searching desparately for a identity (apart from liberal insanity, that is). Victor Davis Hanson authored a tremendous piece on the failings of the modern Democratic party and why the Democrats will continue to fail. Hanson highlights some of the Democrats hypocrisy: [T]here is the widening gulf between word and deed — and Americans hate hypocrites most of all. When you meet a guy from the Chamber of Commerce or insurance association, you pretty much know that what...
  • Imagine

    10/28/2006 3:28:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies · 716+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | October 27, 2006 | Mark Alexander
    In September 1971, John Lennon released what was to become his greatest hit after the breakup of the Beatles. It was the “poetic” expression of the 1960s, the utopian vision that the Beatles and others of their generation came to embrace. “Imagine” envisioned a world free not only of war but also of religion, which Lennon believed to be the root cause of all war. Lennon’s world was a stateless one, where communal man lived without poverty, possessions or conflict. “Imagine all the people, Living life in peace...” But why imagine? Why not work for the real thing? Indeed, that’s...
  • Madeleine Albright criticizes Bush, war on terror (Iraq "greatest disaster in US foreign policy")

    09/21/2006 1:46:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies · 2,295+ views
    GW Hatchet ^ | 9/21/06 | Sarah Scire
    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized President George W. Bush's handling of the war on terror in a speech at Georgetown University Monday night. Albright was the guest of honor at the fourth annual Snowdon Lecture, a speech by a public figure addressing the intersection of faith and social justice in the world. In the speech sponsored by the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Albright attacked Bush's policies in Iraq and in third world countries. "I hope I'm wrong, but I'm afraid that Iraq is going to go down in history as the greatest disaster in American foreign policy,"...
  • Time to watch the Today Show?

    06/20/2006 8:13:27 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 1 replies · 238+ views
    My fevered brain ^ | June 20, 2006 | Santiago de la Vega
    It's time to watch the Today Show. The best news the annoying perky one could get is that her old show is doing better without her. Then, after a week or two, stop watching again. FreeRepMates Unite!
  • No Posthumous Victory for Zarqawi

    06/18/2006 8:00:43 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 6 replies · 897+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/19/2006, Volume 011, Issue 38 | William Kristol
    ON WEDNESDAY, June 7, U.S. military forces, in President Bush's words, "delivered justice to the most wanted terrorist in Iraq," Abu Musab al Zarqawi. Before considering the possible implications for the war in Iraq and the global struggle against terror, we should pause to celebrate so striking an instance of injustice avenged, and justice vindicated. The unjust--even the barbarically unjust--prevail all too often in this world. It is good for civilized people to see, as Marshall Wittmann put it, that "evil has suffered a setback." In the blunt words of Paul Bigley of the United Kingdom, whose brother Ken was...
  • The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time

    At PC World, we spend most of our time talking about products that make your life easier or your work more productive. But it's the lousy ones that linger in our memory long after their shrinkwrap has shriveled, and that make tech editors cry out, "What have I done to deserve this?" Still, even the worst products deserve recognition (or deprecation). So as we put together our list of World Class winners for 2006, we decided also to spotlight the 25 worst tech products that have been released since PC World began publishing nearly a quarter-century ago. Picking our list...
  • The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time

    06/09/2006 2:55:56 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 106 replies · 1,958+ views
    America Online (1989-2006)RealNetworks RealPlayer (1999)Syncronys SoftRAM (1995)Microsoft Windows Millennium (2000)Sony BMG Music CDs (2005)Disney The Lion King CD-ROM (1994)Microsoft Bob (1995)Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (2001)Pressplay and Musicnet (2002)dBASE IV (1988)Priceline Groceries and Gas (2000)PointCast (1996)IBM PCjr. (1984)Gateway 2000 10th Anniversary PC (1995)Iomega Zip Drive (1998)Comet Cursor (1997)Apple Macintosh Portable (1989)IBM Deskstar 75GXP (2000)OQO Model 1 (2004)CueCat (2000)Eyetop Wearable DVD Player (2004)Apple Pippin @World (1996)Free PCs (1999)DigiScents iSmell (2001)Sharp RD3D Notebook (2004)