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  • Poll: Obama worst president since WWII

    07/02/2014 5:23:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2014 | Justin Sink with Peter Sullivan
    President Obama is the worst president since World War II, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. The poll finds that 33 percent of voters say Obama is the worst since the war, with George W. Bush trailing in second place at 28 percent. The only other president in double digits, at 13 percent, is Richard Nixon, who resigned from office after the Watergate scandal. The results raise the possibility that voters are choosing the presidents who are freshest in their memory. Or they could just think that this century has produced historically bad presidents. Obama ran in 2008 as...
  • Obama Close to Authorizing Military Training of Syrian Rebels

    05/27/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2014 9:49 a.m. ET | Adam Entous
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is close to authorizing a mission led by the U.S. military to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups, a move that would expand Washington's role in the conflict, U.S. officials said. A new military training program, if implemented, would supplement a small train-and-equip program led by the Central Intelligence Agency which Mr. Obama authorized...
  • Being There; The Sequel

    05/27/2014 5:52:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-27-2014 | MOTUS
    Day one of my semi-sabbatical. So far so good. Today’s reflection: CNN's John King reports that Democrats are privately calling President Obama "detached," "flat footed," and "incompetent." Detached? Flat footed? Incompetent? Now who does that remind me of…? Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror 
  • Obama: Americans "better off" under his presidency

    05/20/2014 2:59:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama said Americans were “better off now than when I came into office,” during a fundraiser Monday night outside of Washington. Obama also slammed congressional Republicans for their focus on the terror attack in Benghazi and the implementation of ObamaCare. The president told attendees at the high-dollar soiree in Potomac, Maryland that his Republican opposition in Congress had been “captured by ideologues” whose principal focus was on “how to make people sufficiently skeptical, so they can win the next election.” “The debate now is about what?” Obama asked. “Benghazi? ObamaCare? It becomes this endless loop.” Obama told donors that...
  • Both at Home and Abroad, Obama’s Presidency is Floundering

    04/20/2014 8:40:44 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr 19, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is getting a number of critical report cards on his foreign and domestic policies lately. Here at home, Janet Yellen, in her first monetary policy address as the head of the Federal Reserve Board, said the labor markets were still weak, and that it will likely take two years or more before the U.S. fully recovers from its recession. Ouch. If Yellen's forecast proves right, this means it will have taken Obama's administration nearly eight years to lift our economy out of its long and painful lethargy.
  • A disgraceful Keystone decision delay

    04/19/2014 6:21:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 4/19/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Obama administration signaled its shame* over a nakedly political decision to indefinitely delay the Keystone Pipeline by burying the news on Good Friday afternoon. The decision was bought and paid for by wealthy green ideologues and green energy rent-seekers, anxious to cash in on subsidies for solar panels, windmills, and other expensive projects that are guaranteed a positive return by taxpayer money.
  • 10 rules of an incompetent professional

    04/11/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | 4/10/14 | Pedro Amador
    I would like to share the best rules that place ignorance at the most unsuspected limits. I’m positive you’ll recognize someone close to you who appears to be a true professional but who, in reality, isn’t anything more than an unqualified beginner. These are, in my opinion the most important rules:
  • Kerry: Administration’s Foreign Policy Not ‘Spinning Out of Control’

    04/09/2014 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | April 8,2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry took exception Tuesday to an assertion by a Republican senator that the Obama administration’s foreign policy is “spinning out of control,” declaring that “that’s just not true.” “You can’t help but get the impression our foreign policy is just spinning out of control,” Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department budget. “And we are losing control in virtually every area that we are trying to do something in.” Risch cited developments in Russia, Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations – but focused...
  • Obama Wants to Pay 33% More to U.N. and Other Int’l Groups

    04/02/2014 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 2, 2014 - 4:48 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    When U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, the panel will consider a budget request for international organizations that is 33 percent bigger than last year’s, including a 43 percent hike in U.S. contributions to peacekeeping missions. […] As it has done for the past two years, the administration is asking Congress to waive legislative provisions making it unlawful for the U.S. to fund U.N. agencies that admit “Palestine.” …
  • Obama: I'm Concerned About a Loose Nuke Being Detonated in Manhattan

    03/25/2014 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 229 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Daniel Halper
    Romney still wrong about Russia, says Obama. Speaking at a brief news conference in the Hague, President Obama said he's more worried about a loose nuke being detonated in Manhattan than he is about Russia: "With respect to Mr. Romney's assertion that Russia is our number one geopolitical foe, the truth of the matter is that America has a whole lot of challenges," said the president. "Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neigbors, not out of strength, but out weakness. "Ukraine has been a country which Russia had enormous influence for decades, since the...
  • Jimmy Carter plans trip to Venezuela

    03/01/2014 6:54:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    What could go wrong? A lot, if you consider the former peanut farmer and president’s last intervention in Venezuela.Joshua Goodman of AP reports on Carter’s expressed interest in going to Caracas: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is expressing concern about Venezuela's escalating political crisis and wants to meet with leaders on both sides in an upcoming trip. Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, made the offer in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Expressing "grave concern" about the loss of life in recent...
  • TSA humiliates cancer patient: ‘He’s wearing a diaper!’

    02/13/2014 3:33:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Fewbruary 11, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The wife of a man with prostate cancer posted on her blog a scathing assessment of how Transportation Security Administration agents treated her husband during a security checkpoint, explaining how one proclaimed loudly his state of incontinence while a second one grimaced and snickered. The woman — who posted her story without giving names — wrote that her husband battled prostate cancer and, as a result, now suffers from an overactive bladder and is forced to wear adult diapers, The Daily Mail reported. Usually when they fly, he’s forced to explain his situation to security agents — but that the...
  • Obama: It's Putin's "schtick" to look like tough guy

    02/08/2014 5:36:28 AM PST · by Innovative · 109 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | CBS/AP
    President Obama says part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's "shtick" is to look like the tough guy in Russia. "I think that’s where some of these perceptions come up," Mr. Obama said. "My sense is that’s part of his shtick back home politically as wanting to look like the tough guy. U.S. politicians have a different style. We tend to smile once in a while. ..." ...""There is no doubt we wanted to make it very clear that we do not abide by discrimination in anything, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation,..."
  • Sebelius dodges question about whether she offered resignation

    12/13/2013 5:27:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    ByStephanie Condon CBS News December 13, 2013, 6: 31 PM Sebelius dodges question about whether she offered resignation Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday refused to say whether she's offered to resign in the wake of botched rollout of the new Obamacare marketplaces. "I'm not going to discuss what I talk about with the president," Sebelius said from Miami, where she was promoting the new marketplaces. Earlier this week at a congressional hearing, Sebelius acknowledged to lawmakers that the launch of HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare website, was "flawed and failed and frustrating." She hasaccepted responsibility for the failed...
  • Democrats admit reboot needs stronger White House team (poor baby was kept in the dark)

    12/02/2013 4:40:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 2, 2013 | Amie Parnes and Justin Sink
    Former administration officials and Democratic operatives say President Obama is ill-served by his current White House staff and must reboot his second term team following the disastrous ObamaCare rollout. First-term insiders argue the White House’s weakness was defined by a lack of preparedness, messaging blunders and failure to keep the president informed. They say Obama’s team lacks depth after the departures of longtime advisers David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Robert Gibbs and Patrick Gaspard, and suggest new people must be brought on. “You basically have [White House senior adviser Dan] Pfeiffer and [deputy chief of staff] Rob Nabors running the show...
  • Iran has final say on nuclear enrichment, says (Iranian FMinister) Zarif (In Conflict with Deal)

    11/30/2013 3:23:38 PM PST · by xzins · 22 replies
    Yahoo UK ^ | 30 Nov 13 | AFP
    Iran will decide the level of uranium enrichment in its nuclear programme based on its energy and other civilian needs, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in remarks reported Saturday. His remarks appeared to conflict with the landmark nuclear deal struck with world powers in Geneva last weekend, which states that the enrichment level must be mutually defined and agreed upon by both sides in further negotiations. "Iran will decide the level of enrichment according to its needs for different purposes," Zarif said late Friday night, according to the official IRNA news agency. "Only details of the enrichment activities are...
  • Coulter, Krauthammer & Me

    11/26/2013 4:17:16 PM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | November 26, 2013 | Burt Prelutsky
    As many of you know, I spent a good part of 2012 trying to get the Mitt Romney campaign to give me a shot at writing, co-writing or re-writing his speeches. Alas, I never managed to scale the castle wall. So it wasn’t my fault that the only things he said that anyone ever remembered were that 47% of the people would never vote for him and that 20 million illegal immigrants should self-deport. Over the past 12 or 13 years, I have written over 1,300 articles and six books from a conservative perspective, but every time I turn around,...
  • Obama: The Most Dangerous of Morons

    11/07/2013 12:34:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 7, 2013 | William L. Gensert
    <p>There have been bad presidents--see Jimmy Carter. Yet has there ever been a president as staggeringly incompetent as Barack Obama? Really,can there be any other explanation for his performance as president than the man is, well...a moron?</p>
  • Dems close ranks on Sebelius

    10/30/2013 5:25:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2013 | Alex Bolton with Jonathan Easley, Peter Schroeder and Molly K. Hooper
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday closed ranks behind Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, declaring she should keep her job despite problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges. Democrats sought to deflect criticism by Republicans who have called for Sebelius’s ouster over what even Democrats acknowledge has been a botched rollout of the landmark law. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, praised the implementation of ObamaCare for proceeding smoothly compared to other massive federal programs. “If you compare it to all kinds of other programs of large magnitude, it’s actually ahead of schedule,...
  • Hume: "Maybe the president knew this. Maybe he didn’t. Maybe he simply didn’t care.”

    10/29/2013 1:28:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 28, 2913 | Jeff Poor
    .....[BIG snip]..... .....“But what about President Obama’s explicit promise that if you like your insurance you can keep it?” [Hume] continued. “He later amended that to the government is not going to make you change plans. But that’s not true either because the government has made many lower cost plans illegal. Emanuel and others argue such plans were a rip-off and people should have better ones. But better in whose opinion? Why the government’s of course. And never mind the president’s repeated promise it would never come to this. A promise the very design of Obamacare made impossible to keep....
  • Obama becomes President Absent-On-Campaign as Obamacare, economy and foreign policy sink

    10/27/2013 1:17:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2013 | Neil Munro White House Correspondent
    President Barack Obama is distancing himself from the critical task of repairing his crippled Obamacare website so he can return to the campaign trail. “The President is a very interested observer in this [repair] process [and] is being regularly updated on it, and is holding that team accountable for results,” Josh Earnest, his deputy press secretary told reporters Oct. 25, while flying with the president to three fund-raisers in New York. Obama’s departure Friday from the White House illustrates his focus on electoral and ideological gains for progressives, rather than on economic and practical gains for actual Americans. Obama’s aides...
  • Zogby Report Card: Obama has lost our trust

    10/27/2013 1:05:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD |
    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has put himself in a horrible position with the failed Obamacare website and indefensible spying on foreign allies. "There is no positive spin for the president this week. A weak jobs report and record numbers out of the workforce. “Plus the worst imaginable rollout of a website in the history of website rollouts. Am I correct that the U.S. paid $600 million for [its] Affordable [Care Act] web presence? At least the $400 hammers and $600 toilet seats worked, I presume. “Listening in on German Chancellor...
  • Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with US over response to conflict in Syria

    10/23/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 133 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 19:27 EST, 22 October 2013 | UPDATED: 19:27 EST, 22 October 2013 | Staff
    Upset at President Barack Obama's policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are threatening a rift with the United States that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years. Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief is vowing that the kingdom will make a 'major shift' in relations with the United States to protest perceived American inaction over Syria's civil war as well as recent U.S. overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday. Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that the United States had failed to...
  • What didn't Obama know and when didn't he know it?

    10/23/2013 11:03:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2013 | Rick Moran
    "...Sebelius was dutifully giving her canned responses to Gupta's less than penetrating questions when she dropped a jaw dropper; President Obama was unaware of problems with healthcare.gov before the site went live on October 1.[SNIP]It must give the White House a warm and fuzzy feeling to know that no one in the mainstream press is going to call them out for this blatant lie. Or question how it is that the White House was told repeatedly as far back as March that there were monumental technical problems with the website and no one bothered to tell the boss.As with all...
  • ObamaCare debacle in spotlight

    10/22/2013 6:16:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The disastrous rollout of ObamaCare’s insurance exchanges has brought into sharp focus the GOP charge that President Obama is better at campaigning than governing. Republicans have long needled the president as unable to convert adoring crowds and electoral momentum into inside-the-Beltway success, and the failures of the ObamaCare website has given them new ammunition. “It’s very clear that the president is much better at talking the talk, but when it comes to walking the walk of governing, he falls short,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean. Obama ran as a candidate who would bring professionalism back to Washington after former President...
  • Obama Should Fire John Kerry

    09/11/2013 10:25:04 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 53 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | Sep 11, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Once, when I was a White House reporter for a mainstream news organization, my editor ran a story on the front page. Mind you, we only put two stories on the front page, so it was a big deal. As I remember, it was a first-rate piece that presented some really important information. It deserved to be on the front page. It so deserved to be on the front page that, in fact, it had been there a couple of weeks before. That’s right, the editor ran the same story twice, in the same place. He deserved to be fired....
  • The Syria Confidence Trick

    09/04/2013 6:07:42 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 3 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 4, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    There isn’t much enthusiasm for Obama’s plan for Syria and even the experts have trouble explaining why the attacks will do any good. The debate has congealed down to credibility. The only real argument in favor of hitting Syria is that Obama laid down a red line and Congress is obligated to protect his credibility when making poorly thought out threats for the sake of national security. But it’s not Congress’ job to protect Obama’s credibility for the sake of the nation. It was Obama’s job to protect the nation’s credibility by not setting a red line until he had...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry enjoys quiet time on his yacht [Title shortened]

    07/04/2013 3:12:44 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    And why not? After all, it’s a very quiet and peaceful day on the international front. Just be grateful Kerry didn’t show off an expensive water toy, such as a jet ski.
  • [Wesley] Pruden: Barack Obama’s enduring ineptitude

    06/25/2013 6:30:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2013 | Wesley Pruden
    Barack Obama’s critics are loud enough and persistent enough, but maybe we’ve been baying at the wrong moon. It’s not the president’s ideology, his arrogance, his attention-deficit disorder, his endless deference to alien religious faith and his contempt for the faith of those close to home (or even his backswing) that’s what’s wrong with the man in charge of the government. It’s the sheer incompetence of the leader and his gang. This is the gang that can’t shoot straight, eager to stifle or soften the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Amendments and ever ready to stumble abroad with timidity in...
  • Barack Obama and the Moment of Truth

    03/02/2013 4:09:58 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 27 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 2, 2013, A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    For one brief moment on Sequester Day – March 1, 2013 A.D., a day that will live in insolvency – President Barack Obama let down his guard. In one of his rare real press conferences, he accepted questions, and soon wished he hadn’t. Asked a very softball question – whether there was anything he might have done differently, or might do differently in the future, to break the gridlock and make progress on the government’s budget – Obama snapped back “Well, Julie, give me an example of what I might do!” Simply incredible. All over the nation, people stared at...
  • HUSSEIN OBAMA MIGHT BE LAZY IF __________________________________ .

    01/30/2013 7:18:04 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 8 replies
    Graewoulf | January 30, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Last night on FOX, Bill O'Reilly confronted his guest General Colin Powell with the October 4, 2012 quote by John Sununu that "Obama is lazy." In the discussion that followed, the always accurate 'Jeff Foxworthy definition style' of the Liberal Media-shunned four letter word "Lazy" was not used. Thus, to correct this oversight, we FREEPERS are duty bound to allow the TRUTH about Hussein O. to rise to the surface! For example, Hussein Obama might be LAZY if he did NOT send in any US Military help to stop the seven hour murder of the four heros in Benghazi.
  • Romney internal polls mystery deepens after New Republic report

    12/01/2012 6:40:57 AM PST · by dirtboy · 110 replies
    Philly.com (Inquirer and Daily News) ^ | 11/30/2012 | Scott Bomboy
    It may take election experts years to unravel the mystery of why Mitt Romney was convinced he had won the 2012 presidential election, as a new report shows some skewed internal poll numbers, and explains Romney’s two trips to Pennsylvania. But at the same time, the article from The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber shows inconsistencies with reports from November 5 and November 6 about the numbers that might have convinced Romney and his team that he had a good chance of beating President Obama in Ohio. Obama’s resounding win is starting to take on more of a resemblance to Harry...
  • David Axelrod Surprised by Romney Campaign’s Missed Opportunities

    11/30/2012 7:44:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/30/2012 | James Warren
    Obama’s top election strategist tells a Chicago audience he was surprised Mitt Romney’s team did not attack Obama more, stuck so narrowly with their base—and chose Paul Ryan for VP. President Obama’s top reelection strategist conceded surprise Monday that Republican super PACS didn’t attack Obama far earlier, Mitt Romney didn’t invest much more in ground operations, and that the Republican nominee played narrowly to the party base in picking Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. Offering a lengthy dissection of the campaign, David Axelrod told a Chicago audience that he was “a bit surprised that super PACS, which spent...
  • Failure Romney Style

    11/29/2012 4:03:54 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 14 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/29/12 | Judson Phillips
    We are used to Democrats who use campaigns and government jobs as their private piggy banks. A Republican campaign would be the last place you would expect to see wild spending on questionable projects. Yet in the Romney campaign that seems to have happened and this might have cost him the election. What is going on?
  • Switzerland objects to Obama campaign film slur

    08/22/2012 2:22:06 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 21, 2012 | AFP
    Switzerland hit back Tuesday at a US presidential election campaign video that portrays the country as a tax haven. In the video, a character named Miss Swiss Bank Account describes the Republican candidate Mitt Romney as a "boss millionaire with accounts everywhere", the ATS news agency reported. The film gives "the impression that having a bank account in Switzerland is dubious in itself and its only aim is to hide money from the tax authorities," Switzerland's Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (DFAE) said. Switzerland's Washington embassy reportedly expressed its unhappiness at the clip to the Obama team, ATS said.
  • BITTER HARVEST

    08/18/2012 10:30:42 AM PDT · by bramps · 2 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 08/18/12 | OLIVER NORTH
    Obama planted the seeds for all this when he publicly announced a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops. His deadline is fertile ground for jihadis who know that their "window of opportunity" for murder is closing. We should expect the bitter harvest of "green on blue attacks" to produce a bumper crop of American casualties -- unless we hire a new commander in chief who knows how to fight a war and win. --- Oliver North is the host of "War Stories" on Fox News Channel, the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, and the author of "American Heroes in...
  • Bobby Jindal: Obama is the “most liberal, most incompetent” president since Jimmy Carter

    06/13/2012 4:41:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    It warms my heart when a politician is willing to just go the whole hog and call 'em as they see 'em. Of course, I'm sure Gov. Jindal has his own motives in mind ... he's an oft-discussed attractive possibility for Romney's running mate. The Jindal camp has been fairly careful about explicit interest in the vice presidency (I mean, nobody's going to actually come out and say, "Yes, I am actively angling for the Veep slot" rather than staying focused on the job they have), but he hasn't said that he wouldn't do it, either.Speaking at CPAC Chicago on...
  • Bill blockbuster: O’s an ‘amateur’ (this is good!!)

    05/11/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Obama, Bill Clinton said, “doesn’t know how to be president” and is “incompetent.” But Hillary resisted the entreaties, according to two of the guests interviewed for the book. “Why risk everything now?” a skeptical Hillary told her husband, emphasizing that she wanted to leave a legacy as secretary of state. “Because,” Bill replied, his voice rising, “the country needs you!” “The country needs us!” added Bill. He later even joked about the prospect of having two Clinton presidential libraries — about the only time that Hillary cracked a smile. “I want my term [at the State Department] to be an...
  • Barack Obama makes Falklands gaffe by calling Malvinas the Maldives

    04/16/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 48 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:50PM BST 16 Apr 2012 | By Jonathan Gilbert in Buenos Aires
    President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name. Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India. Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, has renewed her country's sovereignty claim to the Falklands in the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the islands, which triggered the Falklands War, on April 2. She has accused David Cameron of maintaining a "colonial enclave"...
  • Obama’s deal with North Korea a disaster … His reaction, please don’t report on it

    04/12/2012 9:47:21 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 13 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 12, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    The Obama administration has just proven its utter failure in foreign policy. It had negotiated an agreement with the North Korea that in exchange for food it would give up its uranium enrichment program, allow IAEA inspectors into the Yongbyong facilities, halt missile tests and cease nuclear weapons tests. It is now 43 days since the agreement was inked and in that short period of time North Korea has announced plans to launch a satellite with missile based technology (a lightly veiled test of its long range Taepodong-2) and begun preparations for an underground nuclear detonation. This sets the record...
  • Living in The Age of Ineptocracy

    03/26/2012 3:25:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies · 4+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy): A system of government (currently prevalent in such places as South Africa, Venezuela, and the United States) where the least capable to lead are elected by those least capable of producing anything (except for babies), and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves/succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of effective producers...
  • Jimmy Carter Says He Puts His Trust in Muslim Brotherhood But Is Concerned About Israel

    03/10/2012 1:17:14 PM PST · by massmike · 38 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 03/10/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Former Democrat President Jimmy Carter says he trusts the Muslim Brotherhood... But is concerned about Israel. In the face of warnings by the Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to tear up the Arab nation’s peace treaty with Israel if U.S. aid is cut, former President Jimmy Carter, the chief negotiator of the 1978 deal, says he trusts the Islamists to do the right thing no matter what. The reason: because they told him so. In an interview with the nationally-syndicated radio show America’s Morning News, he also raised concerns about Israel’s threat to attack Iran over nuclear weapons. Asked about the direction...
  • Santorum Could Be Ineligible For 18 Ohio District Delegates -- Report

    03/03/2012 4:09:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 | Journal Staff with Sarah B. Boxer and Rebecca Kaplan
    In a potentially ominous Super Tuesday setback for Rick Santorum, a campaign filing mishap in Ohio could leave him ineligible to be awarded 18 Buckeye State district delegates -- more than a quarter of the total at stake there, ABC News reported Friday. Ohio has 66 delegates total, with 63 at stake on Tuesday. Santorum failed to qualify for any district delegates in three Ohio congressional districts representing nine delegates because he didn't turn in names there. ABC News reported that in six other congressional districts, the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign submitted fewer names than required to be eligible for...
  • Former Carter Adviser Brzezinski: US Global Supremacy ‘Is Over’

    02/22/2012 2:38:49 PM PST · by robowombat · 55 replies
    Money News ^ | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 07:47 AM | Dan Weil
    The United States can no longer reign supreme as the world’s sole superpower, says Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s National Security adviser and a prolific foreign affairs scholar. “The era of global supremacy by a major power . . . is over,” he tells Yahoo. “The world is now much more diversified. There is now the new East in Asia. There is now a globally, politically awakened population.” But that doesn’t mean the demise of the United States, as long as we’re willing to make some changes, Brzezinski, says. “We have to accustomize ourselves to that world. If we want...
  • President Obama Has Given Up on Doing His Job

    01/23/2012 6:17:37 AM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Fox News Via Digg ^ | January 22, 2012 | Reince Priebus
    The Oval Office must be a quiet place these days. Trying desperately to save his job, Barack Obama has given up on actually doing his job. He’s courting wealthy donors for campaign cash. He’s crisscrossing the country rallying disaffected voters. And he’s running disingenuous ads in five battleground states. He’s out busily trying to secure a second term, while Americans are still waiting for him to deliver on the promises of his first. Yet judging by the president’s schedule, we shouldn’t get our hopes up. Obama is in full-time campaign mode. And it’s only January. This week the president sets...
  • Clinton: We're not done with Iran

    11/21/2011 7:55:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 11/21/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally announced new measures to sequester Iran Monday evening, and she warned that more sanctions could come. “Today’s actions do not exhaust our opportunities to sanction Iran,” Clinton said alongside Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. “We continue actively to consider a range of increasingly aggressive measures.”
  • White House on Obama-Sarkozy exchange: President committed to Israel

    11/09/2011 4:58:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Ynet ^ | 11.10.11 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    As part of damage control after US, French leaders overheard ridiculing Israeli premier, deputy national security advisor tells reporters 'Obama has taken security cooperation with Israel to unprecedented levels' WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama has a "very close working relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu. They speak very regularly," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said Wednesday, days after Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were overheard ridiculing the Israeli leader during a private exchange at the G20 summit in Cannes. Briefing reporters at the White House, Rhodes said, "I think they've probably spent more time one on one than...
  • BREAKING!! Obama's HHS ends controversial program in health reform law (Obamacare dying)

    10/14/2011 1:29:43 PM PDT · by milwguy · 130 replies
    the hill ^ | 10/14/2011 | sam baker
    The Obama administration will not implement a controversial piece of the healthcare reform law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday. Sebelius said the department will not continue trying to implement the CLASS program, which was intended to provide insurance for long-term care. Republicans charged that the program’s financial structure was unsustainable, and Sebelius conceded as much Friday. “We have not identified a way to make CLASS work at this time,” she wrote on the Huffington Post's website. Sebelius said HHS will “suspend” implementation of the program. The department recently reassigned the people it had placed in the...
  • Geithner to stay on as Treasury chief

    08/07/2011 12:08:36 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/7/11
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has told President Barack Obama that he intends to stay on the job, Treasury said in a statement on Sunday afternoon. "Secretary Geithner has let the president know that he plans to stay on in his position at Treasury," Assistant Treasury Secretary Jenni LeCompte said. "He looks forward to the important work ahead on the challenges facing our great country." Geithner had indicated he might leave after a debt-limit increase was approved, but administration officials indicated that both Obama and the White House chief of staff had urged Geithner not to leave now.
  • Rep. Issa on AG Holder-He is Either Lying or Incompetent (video)

    07/29/2011 3:19:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    viral footage.com ^ | 7/29/11 | Re.p. Issa
    Rep. Issa waxing eloquent on Eric (the Red) Holder and Gunwalker.