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  • The Stooges Rule

    03/30/2015 7:00:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Never in the history of our nation have we experienced such a frighteningly inept and incompetent presidential administration. One could make a good argument that this would apply in all areas, but it’s particularly applicable in the area of foreign policy and national security. Right after Bowe Bergdahl’s release in the trade for five senior Taliban commanders, National Security Advisor Susan Rice described the Army deserter as serving with “distinction and honor”. The very same soldier now charged with ‘desertion and misbehavior’ by the military’s Uniform Code of Military Justice. Charges that can send Bergdahl to a military prison for...
  • Stumped: Urban Radio Reporter Can't Cite Obama Foreign Policy Successes

    03/30/2015 6:58:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not even a lifeline could have helped her . . . There was a telling moment on today's Morning Joe when Joe Scarborough challenged April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks to cite some of President Obama's foreign-policy successes. Ryan was reduced to replying "that's kind of tough. Hmm, that's a tough one . . . I have to really ponder that." View the video here.
  • Afghan Gratitude, American Folly

    03/29/2015 7:30:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    If you're looking for gratitude from the Afghans, President Ashraf Ghani is your man. When he appeared before Congress Wednesday, he expressed thanks to American troops, their families, Congress, Barack Obama and "ordinary Americans whose hard-earned taxes have over the years built the partnership" between the United States and Afghanistan. He couldn't have laid it on any thicker if he'd been using a trowel. Americans in uniform, he attested, "have come to know our snowcapped mountains, our verdant valleys, our windswept deserts, our parched fields, our unharnessed, flowing rivers, and our plains of waving wheat." He said, "Veterans will always...
  • Critics? Or Traitors?

    03/27/2015 4:38:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    “Traitors.” That’s a strong term, obviously. It should never be used lightly. Yet there it was, flying around like confetti in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. And why? Because 47 GOP senators who are understandably concerned about the prospects of a nuclear-armed Iran sent a letter to that country’s leaders about the deal now being struck with the United States and other countries. Their message: The next U.S. president can overturn “with the stroke of a pen” any deal Congress doesn’t approve. “Judas got thirty pieces of silver. What did you get?” one New Jersey resident tweeted. Others, sparked...
  • Obama's Mideast 'free fall'

    03/26/2015 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | March 26, 2015 | By MICHAEL CROWLEY
    Mounting chaos in the region puts the administration on the defensive. Barack Obama faces a slew of Middle East crises that some call the worst in a generation, as new chaos from Yemen to Iraq — along with deteriorating U.S.-Israeli relations — is confounding the president’s efforts to stabilize the region and strike a nuclear deal with Iran. The meltdown has Obama officials defending their management of a region that some call impossible to control, even as critics say U.S. policies there are partly to blame for the spreading anarchy. “If there’s one lesson this administration has learned, from President...
  • Obama To Bibi: It Isn't Personal, It's Business

    03/24/2015 4:10:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    President Obama said at a White House press conferenceTuesday that his decision to reevaluate United States policy towards Israel after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election is not personal, it's strictly business. "One last point about this because I've heard a lot of the commentary," Obama said in response to a question about whether there was anything Netanyahu could do to stop Obama from changing his administration's policy on Israel. "There is a tendency I think in the reporting here to frame this somehow as a personal issue between myself and Prime Minister Netanyahu." "I have a very businesslike relationship...
  • Stopping Iran: Where are the Wise Diplomats?

    03/24/2015 11:11:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Robert Charles
    Where are the wise diplomats? Day upon day, the Secretary of State, President and those who stand in firm opposition to current US diplomacy with Iran, make their pleas to the public. The gist of the pleas by the Secretary and sitting President boil down to: “We can get a deal,” although “gaps remain.” The rejoinder is: “A bad deal is worse than no deal.” Within this frame, the arguments go back and forth. Missing is wisdom, hard-headed, history-anchored, sage and solemn wisdom. In essence, one side thinks any deal that retards or slows the break-neck pace of Iran’s ambition...
  • It Was the Worst of Times...

    03/24/2015 10:58:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It sounds like a replay of Eastern Europe in the 1940s, complete with the Red Army sweeping aside old borders in the wake of the Second World War and establishing Russian supremacy over one captive nation after another from the Baltics down to the Balkans, while a stunned West mainly watched in dismay. These days the old borders that a revived Russian empire has violated extend from Crimea in the south, now part of that empire again, all along the eastern Ukraine to what used to be Russia's border but is being expanded again and again. A new reign...
  • Jeb Bush Condemned Over Speech at Anti-Israel Conference [Mark Levin]

    03/24/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015
    Jeb adviser James Baker to keynote J Street conference Leading talk show host and best-selling author Mark Levin assailed Jeb Bush last night over the revelation that one of his top foreign policy advisers, James Baker, will keynote an anti-Israel conference this weekend. The annual conference of the activist group J Street features an array of anti-Israel speakers, including proponents of the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divest (BDS) movement, which seeks Israel’s destruction, and advocates for the terrorist group Hamas. Jeb Bush’s selection of Baker as a foreign policy adviser has sparked concern among conservatives and in the Jewish and pro-Israel...
  • Feldman: Old Dogs Doing Old Tricks

    03/22/2015 12:09:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 22, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    There’s more than a passing similarity between Obama’s race baiting and his Netanyahu baiting: lies, agitprop, media complicity, shady financing, and prejudice -- in one case against whites, in the other against Jews. Jack Cashill, who often graces these pages, explains this week how the president has been ginning up racial animosity with the help of his friends and funders, describing techniques which I see Obama also using against Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel. Begin with some big lies and a media willing to “dismiss as racist anyone who challenged anything about Obama.” The war against the tea party was...
  • President is not Commander in Chief of Foreign Policy

    03/21/2015 9:16:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | March 20, 2015 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Politicians should stop referring to the President of the United States as "the Commander-in-Chief," as he is often referred to. Most recently, Hillary Clinton, whom I admire, said the following about Republican senators who wrote an open letter to Iran: "Either these senators were trying to be helpful to the Iranians or harmful to the Commander-in-Chief in the midst of high-stakes international diplomacy." But the president is not the Commander-in-Chief for purposes of diplomatic negotiations. This characterization mistakenly implies that President Obama — or any president — is our Commander, and that his decisions should receive special deference. This is...
  • Keystone Kops Government

    03/19/2015 11:49:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What has gone wrong with the U.S. government in the past month? Just about everything, from the fundamental to the ridiculous. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the United States to warn Congress about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. He spoke without the invitation of an irritated President Obama, who claimed that he did not even watch the address on television. Obama declined to even meet with the Israeli prime minister, announcing that it would have been improper for him to have such a meeting so close to Netanyahu's re-election bid. But if Obama was so concerned about not...
  • we petition the obama administration to:Award medals to the 47 courageous Senators (truncated)

    03/19/2015 8:14:59 AM PDT · by kosciusko51 · 7 replies
    petitions.whitehouse.gov ^ | Mar 13, 2015 | C.F. from Madison, AL
    Full title: we petition the obama administration to: Award medals to the 47 courageous Senators who wrote a letter to the Iranian government against Obama's wishes. As one of three co-equal branches of our government, and with power to approve of or reject any treaty with foreign governments, the 47 Senators were perfectly justified in writing a letter informing the Islamic Republic, a sponsor of world-wide terrorism, that any agreement signed by this administration is subject to approval by our Senate. The courage shown by these 47 Senators deserves a medal for their opposition to the proposed agreement, which will...
  • Crazed Penn State Prof Busted for Flying While Liberal

    03/17/2015 7:59:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 17, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Many of you probably saw the network news reports about the United Airlines flight yesterday that returned to Dulles International airport when a crazed passenger yelling something about Jihad was restrained by other passengers. What you might have seen only on local but not on national broadcasts was a crazed Pennsylvania State University professor who began ranting loony left slogans on a flight from Nicaragua to Miami last weekend.  The Washington Post published a story about professor Karen Halnon whose rantings sounded too embarrassingly close to an MSNBC host for NBC Nightly News or the other national broadcasts to cover. Even the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz on Morning Joe

    03/17/2015 7:53:57 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 48 replies
    youtube.com ^ | March 17 2015 | Ted Cruz for Senate
    Joe Scarborough introduces Cruz and makes note of recent stories of little girl, Julia, in New Hampshire about the world being on fire. (clip) Cruz speaks about how he spoke to the mother of Julia yesterday. Discussion about New Hampshire press and national press .The local press was not focused on the “world on fire”. Asked by Joe, and Cruz answered: The tough question is: How can we trust you? Joe brings up other issues such as crony capitalism. Do you talk about these things? Cruz responds that working men and women are hurting and the way to resolve it...
  • Why our prep-school diplomats fail against Putin and ISIS

    03/15/2015 12:27:25 PM PDT · by x · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 15, 2015 | Ralph Peters
    Why do our “best and brightest” fail when faced with a man like Putin? Or with charismatic fanatics? Or Iranian negotiators? Why do they misread our enemies so consistently, from Hitler and Stalin to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliph?
  • Barack Obama: A Man For The Ages!

    03/12/2015 5:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Everyone says President Obama is a feckless commander, weak in statecraft, especially compared to the great leaders of the Western world, such as Reagan and Churchill. I believe this does Obama a great injustice. It's so easy to react the way a great leader would. Sure, Obama could have left a small contingent of American troops in Iraq, preserved America's victory, and prevented the entire region from collapsing into chaos and terror. He could have refrained from issuing empty "red line" threats to Syria. He could call ISIS "Islamic." But anybody could do that -- even ISIS calls itself "Islamic."...
  • This is what a real leader sounds like

    03/11/2015 7:36:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Nick Adams
    While American leadership on the Islamic State terrorist group has been marked by reluctance and lethargy, the response of its Australian ally has been strikingly different.The anodyne words of the Obama Administration in describing the terror threat have been conspicuously absent in the highest levels of the Australian government. The latter has demonstrated repeated willingness to identify the enemy, with repeated references to “Islamist” and “the Muslim community”, and is yet to use the term “violent extremism”. This comes amid reports that Prime Minister Tony Abbott canvassed unilateral action against ISIS in Iraq with 3500 ground troops, with Australia’s leading...
  • 7 TIMES DEMOCRATS ADVISED AMERICA’S ENEMIES TO OPPOSE THE PRESIDENT

    03/10/2015 11:12:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/10/2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, 47 United States Senators sent an open letter to the Iranian regime warning that any deal cut by President Obama could be revoked by Congress. “The next president,” the letter stated, “could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen, and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.” This sent the Obama administration and its media allies into a tizzy of rage. After all, it is one thing for the president of the United States to send secret love letters to the ayatollahs; it is quite another for GOP members...
  • Payback

    03/07/2015 7:42:44 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-6-15 | Richard Fernandez
    The old time Kremlinolgists often parsed the detailed biographies of key personnel, especially those newly appointed, to gauge the direction in which policy was moving. For the real news was often not in the banner headlines but in the footnotes. Now those same skills can come in handy in Washington. Today the White House announced the appointment of Robert Malley to replace Phil Gordon as .”Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region. Today, National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice announced that Philip Gordon, Special Assistant to the President...
  • General Jim Mattis brings insight and clarity to the nature of war (video)

    03/06/2015 1:39:41 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 5 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 3/6/2105 | Peter Robinson - Hoover Institution
    In this episode, Uncommon Knowledge is honored to have retired four-star General James Mattis. General Mattis retired from the Marine Corps as a full general in 2013, where he served as the eleventh commander of the United States Central Command. He also served as the commander for NATO supreme allied transformation, and as commander of the United States Joint Forces Command. Mattis is now an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow fellow at the Hoover Institution.
  • Scott Walker: Standing with Our Friends, Standing Up to Our Enemies

    03/02/2015 1:50:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 2, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress this week. We should listen closely as he raises legitimate concerns about Iran — giving him and his country the respect worthy of a close ally. Instead, President Obama and some Democrats have chosen to use this visit as a political football. This is exactly what Americans dislike about Washington. Lost amidst the petty squabbling in our nation’s capital over protocol is the simple fact that the U.S.–Israel relationship is in crisis, perhaps the most serious crisis in our history. While implementing policy that rewards Israel’s enemies, the...
  • EU unveils vast plan to merge 28 energy markets

    02/25/2015 6:15:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2015 8:18 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s executive has unveiled a vast plan to boost coordination between the EU’s 28 national energy markets to wean Europe off unstable Russian gas supplies and provide cheaper energy for consumers. European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič on Wednesday called it “undoubtedly the most ambitious energy project” since the inception of the EU over half a century ago. He believes that improving links across borders in Europe’s energy grid could save businesses and consumers up to €40 billion ($45.4 billion) a year. A more energy-independent Europe will also increase the EU’s political options in eastern Europe. […] “Our...
  • Kerry to Iran: Stop Your Nuclear Program for 10 Years and the US will Let You Build a Nuclear Weapon

    02/23/2015 9:40:29 AM PST · by rightistight · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/23/15 | Aurelius
    In a horrifying new report, John Kerry and top United States negotiators are willing to let Iran have the ability to build a nuclear weapon, so long as they do not build one for ten years. According to insiders, “The idea would be to reward Iran for good behavior over the last years of any agreement, by gradually lifting constraints on its uranium enrichment program imposed as part of a deal that would also would slowly ease sanctions on the Islamic Republic.” Specifically, the deal would allow Iran “to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear...
  • Why are Americans confused about Obama's religion?

    02/22/2015 3:22:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2015 | Byron York
    "..........In June,2012, Gallup asked,"Do you happen to know the religious faith of Barack Obama?" Forty-four percent said they did not know,while 36 percent said he is a Christian, 11 percent said he is a Muslim, and eight percent said he has no religion. The "don't know" group included 36 percent of Democrats.(A larger number of Republicans, 47 percent, said they didn't know Obama's religion,as did 46 percent of independents.).............Whenever the issue pops up, Obama's most ardent supporters are quick to blame conservative media for misperceptions about Obama's religion. But it's possible something in Obama's public presentation of himself has also...
  • Marie Harf’s College Thesis: Right-Wing Support for Israel ‘Complicates’ Foreign Policy

    02/20/2015 1:37:24 PM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 20, 2015 | David Steinberg
    Reports Patrick Howley at the Daily Caller: State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf wrote her college honors thesis on “how conservative evangelical support for Israel complicates U.S. foreign policy,” according to Indiana University records. This doesn’t appear to be a stretch of the source material by any means. Howley precisely quotes the article “College ‘Luminary’ Marie Harf followed father to IU, political science” which was published on November 10 last year on an Indiana University website: She credits her IU professors — and especially her undergraduate honors advisors, political science professors Mike McGinnis and Marjorie Hershey, and English and Jewish studies...
  • Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest

    02/20/2015 11:31:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Where does the Obama Administration find these people? How did Marie Harf - the deputy spokesperson for the State Department's Bureau of Public Affairs - get her job? On Monday she provided the latest proof that Barack Obama and the people he's surrounded himself with are not just dangerously incompetent, they're idiots. Appearing on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," Harf said the best way to fight Islamic terrorism is not with guns and bombs but with job programs. That's right. After watching barbaric ISIS armies sweeping across the deserts of the Middle East and slaughtering innocents by the thousands for...
  • Defense Stocks Tell All We Need to Know About Unstable World

    02/19/2015 2:54:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Matt Towery
    The old rule of thumb has been that dovish presidents were a big negative for the so-called "military industrial complex." But that certainly has not been the case in the recent years of the Obama administration. Not that the president likely has intended that to be the case. Take, for example, those who have followed news stories about the sales of defense-related products and equipment following the so-called Arab Spring of 2012, and during the subsequent chaos in the Middle East that many dubbed the Arab Winter. Anyone paying attention to all this would pretty much have known that buying...
  • 20 Reasons It Will Be Great To Replace Obama With a Republican in 2016

    02/17/2015 4:08:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | John Hawkins
    1) It’ll finally give Obama a chance to pursue his real passion, golf. 2) And it will also give Joe Biden a chance to pursue his lifelong passion: chasing squirrels. 3) Al Sharpton will have to start paying his taxes again. 4) We’ll finally have someone in office who doesn’t think it’s a good thing when more Americans end up out of jobs and on the dole. 5) Forcing public school kids to eat kale and tofu dogs will suddenly drop way down the priority scale for the President of the United States. 6) The day after a Republican...
  • Sowell: Glib 'Happy Talk'

    02/16/2015 11:53:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 17, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    When Alfred E. Neuman said "What me worry?" on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. But this message was not nearly as funny coming from President Barack Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice. In a musical comedy, it would be hilarious to have the president send out his "happy talk" message by someone whose credibility was already thoroughly discredited by her serial lies on television about the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012. Unfortunately — indeed, tragically — the world today is about as far from a musical comedy as you can get, with terrorists rampaging across...
  • Nightmare scenario unfolding for Obama at Ayn al-Assad Air base

    02/14/2015 9:55:34 AM PST · by rktman · 103 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The massive air base at Ayn al-Assad in Iraq’s Anbar Province hosts 400 US Service members, who are training Iraq Air Force personnel. They now are in danger of serving as hostages to ISIS, which has conquered the nearby city of Al Baghdadi and already threatened the perimeter of the base. As a result, US helicopters have been brought in to provide close ground support for the Iraqi boots on the ground. CNN:
  • Yemen Falls Apart: Marines Forced to Destroy Weapons, U.S. Embassy Evacuated,

    02/12/2015 6:29:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Despite President Obama claiming in September that U.S. strategy used to combat terrorism in Yemen has been a "success," so successful in fact that it should be used to defeat ISIS, the country continues to fall apart. Late yesterday the United States evacuated the U.S. embassy in Yemen and Marines were bizarrely ordered by the State Department to destroy issued weapons on their way out. The British and French also closed and evacuated their embassies yesterday citing safety and security concerns. The Marine Security Force left the American embassy in Yemen for the movement to the airfield as part of...
  • Worse Than No Strategy

    02/11/2015 3:21:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Cliff May
    It seems like only yesterday that President Obama was being criticized for having no strategy to counter the jihadi threat. In fact, it was about ten days ago. Peggy Noonan’s Feb. 1 Wall Street Journal column was headlined: “America’s Strategy Deficit.”Since then, a different perception has been taking root: Mr. Obama does indeed have a strategy – a “secret strategy,” one that is alarmingly misguided.According to this theory, he believes that fighting terrorism requires accommodating the regime long recognized by the U.S. government as the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism: the Islamic Republic of Iran.He may also see the Islamic...
  • Egyptian Democratic Coalition Responds to Obama

    08/19/2013 3:24:27 AM PDT · by iontheball · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 19, 2013 | Free Egyptians Party
    The National Salvation Front, a coalition of pro-democratic and secular parties in Egypt, set out its objections to remarks made by President Barack Obama Thursday on the escalating violence in Egypt. Led by Ahmed Said of the Free Egyptians Party, the group issued the following letter: "Like most Egyptians, we listened with attention to your statement on Egypt's latest developments. As representatives of the non-Islamic political forces in Egypt, we believe in the same fundamental values on which the U.S. was founded. Be we also have 7,000 years of civilization and history that give us a special identity that we...
  • Rice: US not facing 'existential' threats

    02/06/2015 3:10:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    Susan Rice pushed back on critics of President Obama's foreign policy Friday as she unveiled the White House’s new national security strategy. Rice, the White House's national security adviser, said in a speech at the Brookings Institution that the nation is “stronger than we have been in a very long time” despite the bitter debates raging in Washington. “Too often, what's missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective. Yes, there is a lot going on. Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World...
  • The Bloody Crescent: The Danger of Obama and Libertarians

    02/06/2015 8:26:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | John Ransom
    It may take ten years or even twenty years to repair the damage done to America's security through the deliberate foreign policy initiatives followed by the three horsemen of the Apocalypse, Kerry, Clinton and Obama. That is, of course, if the damage is able to be repaired at all. Whether we can fix American security largely depends on the views of the next person we elect as president of the United States. There exists in the world today a bloody crescent stretching from Morocco through North Africa, around the Mediterranean Sea, slicing its way through Mesopotamia, Persia, near Asia and...
  • Time for Scott Walker to get serious about foreign policy

    01/31/2015 7:08:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/31/2015 | Philip Klein
    It came as no surprise to me that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dazzled the audience at the recent Iowa Freedom Summit. I have long touted the potential strength of Walker as a presidential candidate. He has an impressive record of actual governing accomplishments and has advanced conservative ideas in the face of fierce opposition from unions and liberal activists nationwide. He’s also demonstrated clear political skill in winning three elections in four years in a blue state. At a time of division among Republicans, it’s hard to think of another candidate who can excite conservatives as much as Walker without...
  • The President’s ‘Yo Mama’ Diplomacy

    01/28/2015 2:14:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 28, 2015 | Esther Goldberg
    “Yo mama” (from urbandictionary.com): A term that precedes an inventive insult to the other person’s mother. 1. “Yo mama” so fat, she have to go downstairs sideways. 2. “Yo mama” so fat when she sits on a rainbow skittles fall out. Back in the days when guys in the ‘hood actually respected their moms, these words were an invitation to fight, notes the Urban Dictionary. Presumably, the Bloods and the Crips (are these guys still around or am I dating myself?) shouted insults at each other until someone started shooting. Remember the World Cup soccer game in the summer of...
  • If the President Couldn't Tell a Lie

    01/27/2015 10:59:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    In the famous 1997 movie comedy "Liar Liar," actor Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who, as a result of his young son's birthday wish being magically fulfilled, cannot tell a lie -- he can only tell the truth -- for 24 hours. Let's imagine that such a wish forced President Obama to do the same, not for 24 hours, but only during his State of the Union address. Here is what he said followed by what he would have said if he could only tell the truth. President Obama (PO): "Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq...
  • Clarice Feldman: Obama's Glozell Diplomacy

    01/25/2015 10:27:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 25, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    This week the bizarre priorities and policies of the President presented themselves in relief so stark even the members of those upscale synagogues headed by J Street rabbis -- the guys who say “never again” and then support the very Administration that is making “again” more likely -- must be starting to catch on. In a speech full of platitudes and signifying nothing much at all besides his 1960’s style fantasies of history and human behavior, Obama made his Middle East peroration in Cairo in June 2009. Just as he preposterously promised us that upon his election the oceans would...
  • The Morning After the State Before [turning the page]

    01/22/2015 2:35:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | January 21, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    <p>If they ever put a bullet in your brain I'll complain.</p> <p>Obama's strategy for the rest of the world is to "turn the page" on it. Libya, where he chose to go to war, is now a failed state. Syria, where he drew a red line, has some 200,000 dead. ISIS, which he dismissed as the junior varsity of jihad, controls half of Iraq and Syria and is executing US citizens live on camera and auctioning Japanese hostages for a fifth of a billion dollars. In West Africa, to whom his wife held up a pouty-faced cardboard hastag #BringBackOurGirls, the girls haven't been brought back and Boko Haram are setting up a local variant of an ISIS state. In Iran, where he claimed he'd halted their nuclear program, their stockpile of enriched uranium has increased since his so-called deal. Al-Qaeda, which he said for years was" on the run", has just pulled off a high-profile mass murder in Paris that struck at the heart of a core western value – freedom of speech.</p>
  • Americans Prefer 'American Sniper' Over Obama's Empty Chair

    01/21/2015 5:59:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Editorial
    Valor: When Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair at the 2012 GOP convention, many thought he'd lost it. Now more Americans are watching his story of hero Chris Kyle than saw the State of the Union. There was a sense of irony in President Obama praising himself for a "persistent, steady resolve" in fighting an Islamic terrorism he refuses to call by name. He delivered his State of the Union speech just as the U.S. military was moving the assault ships Iwo Jima and Fort McHenry into the Red Sea to evacuate American personnel, if necessary, from...
  • GOP abuzz over Mitt Romney’s liberal lexicon on poverty, foreign policy

    01/21/2015 11:45:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2015 | Ralph. Z. Hallow
    Mitt Romney’s opening pitch for a third shot at the White House left many Republicans scratching their heads, in part because his plans to fight poverty and tyranny seemed to borrow the lexicon of liberals like FDR, LBJ and Woodrow Wilson. With a full house of Republican National Committee members listening aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, Mr. Romney implored his party last week “to lift people out of poverty” and “to make the world safe.” The first phrase is a favorite of liberals who gush over Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs...
  • The Policy Equivalent of Ebola: It’s Stupid Foreign Policy, Stupid

    01/20/2015 6:05:15 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | John Ransom
    It’s hard sometimes with the country intent on navel gazing to get America to pay attention to other parts of the world in their proper context. We only need look at places like Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq to understand this. The conventional wisdom is that the US screwed up those places. The reality is that American intervention in each of these countries gave them their best chance at success, and-- if we failed in each-- it was a failure of the locals mostly, not America. Except in this one regard: America failed each because we failed of nerve. After watching...
  • Iraqi Ambassador to the US: We Must Cleanse Iraq of ISIS

    01/19/2015 6:08:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Gayle Trotter
    [Editor's Note: Gayle Trotter was able to sit down for an interview with Iraq's Ambassador to the United States, for his perspective on the unrest in the Middle East, terrorism, and America's role in fighting ISIS.]Gayle TrotterTell me a little bit about your background and how you find yourself in Washington, D.C., as the representative of your country Iraq? Lukman Faily My major is in mathematics and computer science so my background was always technical. I worked in various companies in the United Kingdom and worked in IT-related industries, primarily consultancy. I moved on into project management, program management and...
  • The Foreign Policy Of The First Tea Party President

    01/16/2015 7:07:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/16/2015 | Angelo Codevilla
    How would the election of such as Sen. Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, or Gov. Mike Pence in 2016 affect U.S. foreign policy? In previous columns, I have outlined what might be the foreign policy proclivities of candidates who represent the Republican Party establishment (e.g., Jeb Bush), the Democratic establishment (Hillary Clinton), of libertarians (Sen. Rand Paul), and of progressives (Sen. Elizabeth Warren) without speculating on the chances any might have of being elected. Were anyone to argue that the foreign policy consequences of a Tea Party president are irrelevant because none is likely to be elected, I would suggest...
  • Sowell: New Year's Irresolution

    01/12/2015 1:05:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 13, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    President Barack Obama's absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity with France in its opposition to Islamic terrorists, was another sign of the Obama administration's continuing irresolution in the face of terror. Even the recent courageous message of Egypt's president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, calling on his fellow Muslims around the world to "revolutionize" the interpretation of Islam, to make it more compatible with peaceful relations with other peoples, put no steel in the spine of Barack Obama. From his earliest days in the White House, our president has downplayed the terrorist...
  • SEAL VET LAWMAKER: OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY INCITES TERRORISTS

    01/09/2015 6:39:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2015 | By Edwin Mora
    Freshman Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy commander and Congress’ only SEAL veteran, said Obama’s foreign policy fueled the terrorist attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead on Wednesday. “When America doesn’t lead–and this administration is not leading–then it fuels and it gives hope to Islamic fundamentalists,” Former Navy Commander Rep. Zinke told Breitbart News. “Yes, it is appropriate to say Islamic fundamentalist, Islamic radicals because that’s what they are,” he continued, adding that by denying to characterize Islamic terrorists for what they are, Obama is further fueling the jihadist...
  • Ron Paul On Paris Attack: Bad Foreign Policy “Invites Retaliation”

    01/07/2015 2:26:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 01/07/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Republican presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul says bad foreign policy is to blame for the Paris terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left at least 12 dead and 11 wounded. “Well, you know, partially what the Secretary of State said is true — this is pretty obscene, when it comes to violence, and libertarians are pretty annoyed by anybody who initiates violence,” said Paul on NewsMaxTV’s Steve Malzberg Show Wednesday. “This is pretty bad.” Paul said the context for the attack, however, was France’s involvement in the Middle East. “But in the context of things,...
  • Sanctions on North Korea? Who Cares.

    01/06/2015 12:33:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | D.W. Wilbur
    In a display of resolve the Obama Administration announced new sanctions, a “proportional response”, directed against the government of North Korea in response to the North Korean dictatorship’s recent reported cyber-attack involving senior executives of the SONY Corporation. In a country where the citizens have been eating dirt for years because of the communist regime’s policies, such a response by Barack Obama will clearly have no impact on the North Korean dictatorship’s behavior. Aside from the bluster of their ‘official statements’, the rogue regime simply isn’t very concerned about U.S. sanctions. They will just find ways to skirt any additional...