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  • Donald Trump: "We need a great leader - now!"

    11/30/2015 11:57:18 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    Instagram ^ | 11/30/2015 | Donald Trump
    We need a great leader - now!
  • Clinton to Obama in 2013: Close Gitmo

    11/30/2015 11:04:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Give Hillary this much credit — in this case, she acted more like a leader than Barack Obama. That’s not a high bar to clear, especially in Obama’s second term. At the beginning of that second term, Hillary urged Obama to get serious about his oft-stated and unpopular goal of closing down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, stressing that “we need a White House lead” on the issue. The Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly got the memo in a FOIA request: Weeks before she stepped down as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton wrote a memo urging President Barack Obama...
  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/20/2015 11:30:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 493 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As has been made abundantly clear by his incessant mewling and pathetically thin skin, Donald J. Trump is not in fact an unwaveringly resolute tough guy of the type you would hope to find standing next to you in the trenches, but an insecure attention seeker who cannot help but pander to his audiences' prejudices. In the past few days, Trump has been asked variously whether, if elected, he would use his power to close mosques; whether he believes that Muslims should be registered in a special government database; and whether or not it would be a good idea to...
  • Cruz hits Obama with new ad: Let's Debate, Mr. President.

    11/20/2015 12:24:59 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 22 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/20/2015 | TedCruz
    Ted's release new ad clobbering Obama on his feckless leadership in the face of ISIS terror.
  • Obama: "I'm Not Interested in Winning"

    11/18/2015 7:50:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Tell us something we don’t know, Mr. President. We could have guessed as much by the puny air campaign more worthy of the Grand Duchy of Fenwick in The Mouse That Roared than by what was once the world’s only superpower. We wouldn’t be mounting any air campaign at all, had not the radical Islamists of the “JV team” Islamic State had not cut off the heads of two American journalists, Steven Sotloff and James Foley. Our delusional commander-in-chief, who still believes the massacre at Ft. Hood by jihadist Nidal Hasan is a case of “workplace violence” and that...
  • America's Brave Soldiers: Lions Led by Donkeys

    11/17/2015 6:54:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/17/2015 | David French
    In 14 years of continual combat, has there ever been a greater disconnect between our warrior class and the civilians who purport to lead them? American politicians still don't understand our enemy, still don't understand the capabilities and limitations of the American military, and -- worst of all -- they still seem unwilling to learn. They come from an intellectual aristocracy that believes itself educated simply because it's credentialed -- and they tend to listen only to those who share similar credentials. They've built a bubble of impenetrable ignorance, and they govern accordingly. During World War I, German general Max...
  • Scarborough Asking If Obama Looks Engaged Leaves Mika Mute

    11/16/2015 11:45:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Silence spoke powerfully today on Morning Joe. After a clip rolled of a listless President Obama speaking about the Paris attacks, Joe Scarborough asked Mika Brzezinski what amounted to a rhetorical question: "does he look like he is engaged and understands the level of threat?" When after a few seconds Mika failed to reply, Scarborough tried rephrasing the question, but still elicited no response. Her silence was so telling, so excruciating, that Mike Barnicle--ever the good sycophant--piped up to slavishly assert "I think he looks fully engaged." View the video here.
  • Who would you follow into battle?

    11/11/2015 6:36:20 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 84 replies
    11/11/2015 | Nikos1121
    I think debating is one thing... but doing and leading is another. The two are different as night and day. Someone can have a great debate, e.g. Td Cruz always debates well, he's about as professional as it gets at it, but does he possess the trait that leaders have, i.e. that people will instinctively follow them? We hear that Jeb Bush did well last night, but will it change his persona of someone who might have the math down, but doesn't have the instincts when the going gets tough? I bet the people at Apple would follow Steve Jobs...
  • Ted Cruz Said Republican Leadership Are 'Effective' Democrats (Meet the Press with Video)

    10/18/2015 8:20:35 AM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 18 2015 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Watch the video at the link.Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Texas, unloaded on Republican leadership in the House and Senate and vowed to follow through on his promises should he be elected president. In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Cruz said Republican leaders, especially in the Senate, are "making it easier for Barack Obama and [Senate Minority Leader] Harry Reid to add trillions in debt." "The truth of the matter is Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we've ever seen. They've passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could," Cruz said. But even after House...
  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and theyre both wrong

    10/03/2015 6:03:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Robert Laurie
    WWIII over CIA backed rebels? No thanks We needed a President and Secretary of State who could stymie Russia on the diplomatic front. We needed a President who was up to the task of managing the world stage. We needed a Commander in Chief who would be either feared or respected by our allies and enemies alike. We dont have that. Instead, were faced with Middle Eastern chaos, a rapidly expanding global terrorist force, and a refugee crisis that is spreading to every corner of the globe. The Presidents response has, so far, consisted of a feckless UN speech and...
  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and they're both wrong

    10/03/2015 7:18:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Cain TV ^ | 10/2/15 | Robert Laurie
    WWIII over CIA backed rebels? No thanks. We needed a President and Secretary of State who could stymie Russia on the diplomatic front. We needed a President who was up to the task of managing the world stage. We needed a Commander in Chief who would be either feared or respected by our allies and enemies alike. We don't have that. Instead, we're faced with Middle Eastern chaos, a rapidly expanding global terrorist force, and a refugee crisis that is spreading to every corner of the globe. The President's response has, so far, consisted of a feckless UN speech and...
  • The Most Dangerous Man In the World [No, Not Putin, Not Xi Jing Ping or Ayatollah Khameini]

    10/02/2015 6:38:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2015 | Andrew Logar
    is neither Russias Vladimir Putin nor Chinas Xi Jinping, nor at this time, Ayatollah Khamenei its none other than Americas Barack Hussein Obama. This is not because of any aggressive, risk-laden actions he has taken, far from it. It is because of those he has failed to take at critical times to credibly dissuade strategic competitors and potential aggressors, such as Russia and China, from actions that may suddenly compound into destabilizing confrontations, even war. When the Middle East cauldron spawned the barbaric ISIS, Obamas indecisive, pusillanimous response allowed this Islamic malignancy to rapidly metastasize, compounding and accelerating an...
  • Ditch Mitch, (Yessssssss)

    09/30/2015 1:32:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    Speaker of the House John Boehner is going, going, gone. Ben Shapiro fears that in his last month of power, Boehner will roll over and roll Barack Obamas agenda all over his restless and restive caucus. Whether within the Beltway or the Bible Belt, conservatives are learning to accept that politics is an ongoing numbers game, one in which We the People have to do more than sit on the porch and complain about the state of affairs. We get to change them, if we are willing. The fight is rolling ahead, and already I have networked with fellow conservatives...
  • Boehner and his allies prepare fall battle with conservative GOP critics

    09/16/2015 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is bracing for what could be the toughest weeks of his speakership as several dozen conservatives in his party are threatening to topple him unless he is more ferocious with Democrats during the upcoming fiscal showdowns. That internal Republican feud has increased the chances that Washington, for the second time in two years, could stumble into a shutdown of the federal government. The speakers lieutenants are openly girding for battle with the small but influential bloc of anti-Boehner conservatives, who have signaled that if Boehner cuts any deal that they dont like with Hill...
  • Socialist Corbyn wins UK Labour leadership in landslide

    09/12/2015 5:31:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/12/15 | Roland Jackson
    adical leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday won the crown of Britain's main opposition Labour party in a landslide victory, becoming the nation's most left-wing political leader for over 30 years. The 66-year-old socialist, whose policies have been compared to those of Greece's Syriza and Spain's Podemos, was named leader after clinching 59.5 percent of the 422,664 votes cast by Labour party members and supporters. The newly-elected leader condemned "grotesque levels of inequality" and "an unfair welfare system" in his victory speech to party members in central London. The veteran campaigner also called for Britain's Conservative government to show more "compassion"...
  • Trump: The Art of the Bluff

    09/11/2015 6:24:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    National Review ^ | September 11, 2015 | John Fund
    I dont like to analyze myself because I might not like what I see. Donald Trump, in an interview for Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, by business journalist Michael DAntonio. Trump was willing to say and do almost anything to satisfy his craving for attention. But he also possessed a sixth sense that kept him from going too far. DAntonios conclusion to the book. One often-underappreciated virtue of U.S. presidential campaigns is that their extreme length makes it very difficult to conceal what makes a candidate tick. (Barack Obama in 2008 was an exception,...
  • Focus: The Key to Maximizing MY Moment!

    08/18/2015 8:23:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    As the primary season for the 2016 presidential election heats up, we hear all sorts of rhetoric surrounding the meaning of good leadership. Men and women from all over the country try to convince us that they are full of integrity, compassion, decisiveness and all sorts of other abstract qualities that seem impossible to measure or quantify. But what is Gods plan for leadership, not just for our elected officials, but for everyday people? Every Christian exercises leadership in some capacity. Whether we are at home, at church, at school, at work, in our peer groups or in our communities,...
  • Trump: US needs president with Ivy League 'mindset'

    08/13/2015 10:22:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 153 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/2015 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the nation needs a president with an Ivy League education. I went to an Ivy League school, he said on The Hugh Hewitt Show. I was an excellent student at the Wharton School of Finance, which is the best in the world, one of the hardest to get into in the world, maybe the hardest, but maybe one of the hardest to get into, even back then. Thats the kind of thinking our country needs, that mindset, Trump added. The fact is, thats the kind of mindset or thinking we need...
  • John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldnt Find Votes to Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

    08/03/2015 10:50:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Breitboart Big Government ^ | 8-3-15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeededintending to embarrass Meadowsbut abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. [House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone callshe was whipping itand so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), a senior conservative movement leader whos had many personal and direct discussions with...
  • The Washington Post Has Insistently Asked If Obama Is A Christian FOR OVER 8 YEARS

    08/02/2015 11:53:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2016 | Eric Owens
    Seven long years into the presidency of Barack Obama, The Washington Post continues its obsessive quest to suggest that Obama may be lying when he professes to be a Christian. The latest fringe assertion from the Post about Obamas religion emanated this weekend from national political correspondent James Hohmann. A previous instance occurred in February. Both recent times when the Post raised questions about Obamas private religious beliefs, the newspaper also focused on Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker. The reasons that the Post has used reporting about Walker to channel its bizarre questions about Obamas Christianity remain unclear. At a...
  • Carly Fiorina: 'Here's what I will do as Commander in Chief'

    07/29/2015 7:27:33 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 64 replies
    IBD ^ | 2015 July 28 | Andrew Malcolm
    From time to time as the 2016 campaign unfolds we will publish here the full text of some candidate speeches on important topics. We launch this series with Carly Fiorina's national security address at the Reagan Presidential Library the evening of July 27. The full text is below, as is a complete video... You'll notice here and hopefully in the upcoming debates that the business executive speaks in clear, simple declarative sentences. No fudge words or rhetorical escape clauses. Clean, crisp, no nonsense. She outlines the problem, then states clearly what she would do. That style drew frequent...
  • Mark Levin: It Is Time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to Resign

    07/27/2015 10:48:45 AM PDT · by taildragger · 51 replies
    Mark Levins Facebook page via Breitbart ^ | 7/27/2015 | Mark Levin ( Facebook Post )
    It is time forSen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)to resign for the good of the nation and the Republican Party.
  • McConnells constant wheeling and dealing shows what leadership and compromise arent

    07/27/2015 7:57:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/26/2015 | Taylor Millard
    It really shouldn’t be a surprise to see Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell allow the Ex-Im Bank to be revived after it expired in June. Nor is it really surprising to hear McConnell apparently made a deal with three senators (two of them Democrats) to get Ex-Im back on the calendar as long as they voted for Trade Promotion Authority. McConnell is just doing what some people believe leadership and compromise are all about: the ability to wheel and deal. He’s essentially following the same tactics House Speaker John Boehner did to get the “Doc fix” bill passed earlier...
  • Scott Walker: End the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party

    07/19/2015 1:02:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-19-15 | Michael Walsh
    Scott Walker, along with Ted Cruz and perhaps a handful of others on the Right, understands the pernicious nature of the kind of bipartisanship that has give us the likes of Poppy and W. Bush, and is currently exemplified in the current entitled scion, Jeb. Its a terrible, undemocratic idea: The town hall attendee asked for the microphone to pose this question to newly announced presidential candidate Scott Walker: Americans are fed up with the partisan gridlock in Washington, so what would he do as president to end the partisanship and parochialism that is really stifling this great country? Walker...
  • Doug La Follette sues Scott Walker over state budget measures [Fighting Bob La Follette's kin]

    07/14/2015 1:14:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Patrick Marley And Jason Stein
    Madison Secretary of State Doug La Follette sued Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday, arguing the budget he signed Sunday violates the state constitution by interfering with his ability to maintain state records.The spending plan Walker approved cut La Follette's budget by about half,transferred some of his duties to Walker's Department of Administration and called for moving La Follette's office from rented space into smaller space in the basement of the state Capitol.The lawsuit comes a day after the Republican governor launched his presidential campaign.La Follette is a Democrat.The state constitution requires the secretary of state to"keep a fair record of...
  • Stanley McChrystal: Leadership is a Choice

    07/10/2015 5:09:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Stanford Graduate School of Business
    "Leadership is not a talent or a gift. It's a choice. It's not complex, but it's very hard." General Stanley McChrystal explains to a packed auditorium of 600 at Stanford Graduate School of Business. McChrystal shares his perspective on leadership and influence discussing the importance of understanding culture, leading by example, building trust, and creating a common goal within a team. McChrystal is a four-star general and former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He also served as the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets havent gone quietly. Theyve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordans conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Board of General Superintendents releases statement on same-sex marriage (Church of the Nazarene)

    06/27/2015 8:50:04 AM PDT · by madison10 · 10 replies
    NCN News ^ | June 26, 2015 | nazadmin
    Societies across the globe are engaged in conversations to redefine marriage. Media debates, election-day balloting, and governmental court rulings have provided the platform for this redefinition. We believe a biblical view of marriage involves a monogamous, covenantal relationship between a man and a woman. Jesus said, At the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one...
  • Our Most Overestimated President

    06/24/2015 5:36:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | June 24, 2015 | Larry Huss
    This past weekends Wall Street Journal carried an article entitled Our Most Peculiar President which reviews two new books on former President Richard M. Nixon. The reviewer concludes that Mr. Nixon was an extreme introvert in an extreme extrovert job. The lengths to which Mr. Nixon would go to avoid engagement in social discourse focused primarily on conversations with others were extraordinary. Virtually everyone in Washington was aware of Mr. Nixons peculiarities meaning that the press had to also know and yet it was left to the historians to compile and comment on those peculiarities decades...
  • Ice Cream And Individualism: Leadership Lessons From A U.S. Navy Submarine (Submariners are Awesome)

    06/12/2015 7:26:26 AM PDT · by submarinerswife · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 8, 2015 | Rodd Wagner
    The crew of the California (and their families, the commander would hasten to add) make these sacrifices because they believe in the submarines role in protecting the United States. We will be called upon to execute the full spectrum of both peacetime and wartime missions, ranging from intelligence collection to kinetic warfare, states the leadership principles Commander Sager distributed to his officers.
  • Addressing Signs of Leadership Fatigue

    06/02/2015 9:07:58 AM PDT · by OK Sun
    Thom S. Rainer ^ | May 21, 2015 | Chuck Lawless
    Previously, I posted on 13 Signs of Leadership Fatigue. Several readers asked me to write a follow up post about ways to deal with these signs. Maybe these suggestions will help you move past leadership fatigue. 1. Living by a get me through the day philosophy You may begin the day with prayer, but surviving the day is your prayer theme. Ask God each day to help you see glimpses of His work like an answered prayer or a restored relationship. Actually watch for those glimpses. Trust that God will show you 2. Losing vision Fatigued leaders...
  • The Difference Between Power and Influence

    05/31/2015 10:36:26 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 3 replies
    TheYeshiva.net ^ | Spring 2013 | Rabbi Joseph Isaac Jacobson
    A beautiful class on Moses' leadership and a seeming contradiction between his response to the two saying prophecy in the camp (Num 11:26) and the challenge from Korach (Num 16:1.) What is real strength? What is real leadership? Give a listen!
  • Scott Walker On The Dana Show 5-22-15

    05/22/2015 12:56:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    FM News Talk ^ | May 22, 2015 | Dana
    29:00 [click on picture then click on red dot to listen]
  • 15 Surprising Characteristics of Top Leaders

    05/20/2015 7:11:07 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 24 replies
    Inc.com ^ | 18MAY2015 | Eric Holtclaw
    I have had the privilege to work with some amazing leaders and help them and their companies on the way to success. I am always impressed with what they accomplish, and have noticed that most of them have many, if not all, of the following characteristics. What's surprising about these traits is that they tend to run counter to the ones pop culture depicts entrepreneurs and leaders having. 1. Rarely brag A true leader is the last to talk about his or her accomplishments. When someone is constantly bragging and trying to one-up people, it's a sign of insecurity and...
  • Barack Obama, pathetic at three levels

    05/14/2015 5:06:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    PowerLine ^ | May 13, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Yesterday, as John noted, President Obama took a swing at Fox News during a conference on poverty. Obama said: Sadly, I think theres been an effort to either make folks mad at folks at the top or to make folks mad at folks at the bottom. And I think the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, who dont want to work, lazy, undeserving, got traction. And look, its still being propagated. I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu, they will [present] folks who make me...
  • On His Knees.... Reagan

    05/13/2015 2:43:30 PM PDT · by boxlunch · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb, 2011 | Bel Air Presbyterian Church
    I just thought this was beautiful and thought it would do us good to remember what a good man Reagan was.
  • Who Killed the Tortoise?: The Lost Art of Patience

    05/06/2015 11:56:00 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 5 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | May 6, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    "I want it all and I want it now!" - Queen The Tortoise and the Hare. One of the most widely-known of Aesop's Fables, the timeless children's classic tells the story of an arrogant rabbit and a methodical turtle. After the supremely confident rabbit had talked more trash than Kevin Garnett, the tortoise challenged the hare to a race. As it began, the rabbit took a significant lead but decided to take a nap, only to be awakened by a cheering crowd as the tortoise crossed the finish line. After that crushing loss, the hare was always quick to remind...
  • SHOCKER: Media takes Glenns comments about Ted Cruz completely out of context

    05/05/2015 3:31:26 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 30 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | May 4, 2015 at 9:51 PM EDT Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2015/05/04/shocker-media-takes-glenns-c | Glenn Beck
    There is still a long way to go until the 2016 election. On radio, we talked about the real possibility that twelve (and maybe as many as fifteen) different candidates could wind up running for the Republican nomination. Were going to learn a lot about each of them through the process, but in the meantime, we can continue to endlessly speculate about how each one will handle certain hypothetical situations. Who is the best communicator? Who is the best on policy? Who can raise the money? What are the particular candidates strong points, and what are their weak points? If...
  • "HELP! I Hate My Child's Coach" Part 2

    04/30/2015 10:47:07 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 7 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 30, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    We thought it would be clear to most readers that the script was a fictional account. Interestingly, the blog article garnered attention on several web sites and a number of readers on those sites mistakenly thought the article was a non-fiction article. While we're sure some of the scenarios presented in the article have been encountered by parents of youth athletes, we also found it telling about the current state of youth sports that so many people took the script seriously. Installment one ended with a quote from the player who just left practice in tears that read, "Dad, I...
  • Three Reasons Scott Walker Is Still The Likely Nominee

    04/24/2015 7:19:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 23, 2015 | Christian Whiton, Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War
    In this election, the mainstream media always subconsciously eager to remain the palace eunuchs in the Democrats Forbidden City will back Hillary or whomever the Democrats nominate. Should a Republican win the White House, the shrill cries over the miniscule sequestration cuts to domestic spending in 2013 will be but a mild preview of whats to come. The Obama legacy and these challenges are why many Republicans want to nominate an experienced governor to run preferably one with a revolutionary flair and serious political skill.Jeb Bush announced his exploratory PAC in mid-December, and led most Republican polls...
  • Scott Walker bests Obama on Iran

    04/09/2015 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin - Right Turn
    "The president handed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a gift by telling him to bone up on foreign policy before criticizing the Iran deal. This is an administration in which a State Department spokeswoman tries to deflect a takedown of the Iran framework by two former secretaries of state by saying that they did not offer alternatives and that she saw a lot of sort of big words and big thoughts............Even when trying to seem sophisticated, the administration sounds foolish............So thats what the administration has been up to. Meanwhile, Walker is growing more confident on foreign policy issues. In a Fox...
  • One Walker legacy: making the political process more favorable to GOP

    04/08/2015 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 8, 2015 | Craig Gilbert
    ".......Since they came to power in 2011,Walker and his party have not only changed the way the state is governed,but they have changed the political playing field.In a few big ways and lots of little ways,they have seemingly made it easier for Republicans and harder for Democrats to win elections.Whichever way the pendulum swings next year, the 2016 race will be contested under a different set of political rules than those of previous decades, rules adopted by one party over the ardent opposition of the other.The most consequential of these changes involve redistricting,which has given the GOP a virtual lock...
  • South Carolina governor takes aim at union 'bullies' in Boeing labor vote

    04/02/2015 12:20:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | April 2, 2015 | Colleen Jenkins
    - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley considers the bid to unionize workers at Boeing Co's North Charleston plant a threat to one of her state's corporate crown jewels, and she is turning to radio, speeches and social media to denounce the campaign. "We don't need their bully middleman tactics between our associates and their employer," she wrote on Twitter last month. It was a message in keeping with Haley's previous declarations that she is a "union buster" who wears high heels to kick out organized labor "thugs" seeking to gain a foothold in the state. The April 22 union vote...
  • When Foreign Policy and National Security Are Based Upon Campaign Promises

    04/01/2015 7:42:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Allen West
    I am truly honored to be presenting my very first piece for the readers of Townhall.com as a contributor. I started as a Townhall.com reader myself while on assignment as a civilian-military advisor to the Afghanistan National Army, 2005-2007, after having spent 22 years on active duty service to our Republic in the U.S. It is against that background that I wish to share my thoughts. America finds itself in what may perhaps be the worst global security situation since the prelude to World War II and that is not hyperbole. We are at a point where our allies...
  • Harry Reid endorses Chuck Schumer to lead Senate Democrats

    03/27/2015 11:55:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Harry Reid endorsed Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Senate minority leader after he retires in 2016. [Snip] Reid predicted Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in Senate leadership, would win the post without opposition. He also suggested any competition specifically Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, with whom he spoke on the phone with Friday morning should stand down. Reid called Schumer "extremely smart" in the interview, adding that he would bring a "different style" to Senate leadership compared with Reid's soft-spoken nature.
  • White Guys Win Again. Was This College Catalog Cover a Loser?

    03/20/2015 6:25:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution Blog ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jessica Roy
    A reader sent me a copy of the cover of the new University of North Georgia continuing education catalog asked with this question, Are they crazy? Its a valid question given the awkwardness of the image and its pairing with a headline that asks, Why follow when you can lead? The illustration features two exultant white men dressed like missionaries for some reason well ahead of a woman in heels wearing what looks to be an ensemble from Dynasty and a black male in more casual attire who appears to be struggling to finish the race. I thought...
  • Pastor Saeed: Obamas Greatest Failure

    03/17/2015 6:31:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Mike Adams
    There are many across the political spectrum that will claim Barack Obama has let them down at some point over the last six and a half years. The reasons for their disappointment with the Obama presidency vary. Regardless of political persuasion, everyone should agree that among the greatest disappointments of this administration is its failure to secure the release of Saeed Abedini. This American citizen has been imprisoned, beaten, tortured, and denied medical treatment in an Iranian prison for the crime of sharing his religious faith. Any other administration in American history would have already secured his release. That is,...
  • Scott Walker could become the worlds most powerful man. So who the hell is he?

    03/14/2015 4:31:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    News Australia ^ | March 14, 2015
    EVERY talking head in the United States has spent the last week prattling on about Hillary Clintons emails.Fair enough. The former Secretary of State violated government rules in an apparent effort to keep her correspondence safe from scrutiny. Thats no small matter. But in the meantime, another politician has come from nowhere to dethrone Jeb Bush as the frontrunner for the Republican Partys presidential nomination. His names Scott Walker.A few months ago, Walker was an obscure underdog with little more than an outside chance of becoming the nominee. Now hes being seriously considered for the most important job on the...
  • Jeb Bush knocks Scott Walkers presumed frontrunner status

    03/14/2015 4:16:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    HUDSON, N.H. -- Frontrunner? What frontrunner? That was Jeb Bush's message to reporters who tried asking him on Friday about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Like Bush, Walker is sitting atop early presidential primary in this state and among Republicans nationally. And, like Bush, Walker was launching his first New Hampshire trip in years on Friday. A reporter pressed Bush on whether he agreed with Walker, who said this week that maybe he's "the frontrunner" because President Obama decided to weigh in this week on Wisconsin leader's decision to sign right-to-work legislation. "I'm not a candidate, maybe he is, I don't...
  • Walker draws scrutiny from GOP rivals for changing positions

    03/14/2015 1:53:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | March 14, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES and SCOTT BAUER
    "......Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who ran for president in 2012, said Friday that Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are the leading candidates for the Republican nomination. "Scott is from a Midwestern state, but he has a national profile and a national fundraising capability," Pawlenty said. "The non-Jeb money is increasingly flowing to him, and he's used to communicating red messages in blue places." In the past week, aides working for other Republicans expected to run in 2016 have circulated materials that highlight Walker's change in position on immigration, ethanol mandates, Common Core education standards, abortion and right-to-work...