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  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and they’re 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 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...
  • 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 Russia’s Vladimir Putin nor China’s Xi Jinping, nor at this time, Ayatollah Khamenei – it’s none other than America’s 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, Obama’s 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 ^ | 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 Obama’s 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 speaker’s 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 don’t 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 don’t 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 D’Antonio. “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.” — D’Antonio’s 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 ^ | 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 God’s 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.” “That’s the kind of thinking our country needs, that mindset,” Trump added. “The fact is, that’s the kind of mindset or thinking we need...
  • John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t 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 succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but 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 calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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 Levin’s 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.
  • McConnell’s constant wheeling and dealing shows what leadership and compromise aren’t

    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. It’s 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 haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s 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 weekend’s 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. Nixon’s 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 submarine’s 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 there’s 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 don’t want to work, lazy, undeserving, got traction. And look, it’s 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 Glenn’s comments about Ted Cruz completely out of context

    05/05/2015 3:31:26 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 30 replies ^ | May 4, 2015 at 9:51 PM EDT Source: | 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. We’re 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 what’s 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 that’s 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 ^ | April 1, 2015 | Allen West
    I am truly honored to be presenting my very first piece for the readers of as a contributor. I started as a 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?” It’s 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: Obama’s Greatest Failure

    03/17/2015 6:31:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | 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 world’s 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 Clinton’s emails.Fair enough. The former Secretary of State violated government rules in an apparent effort to keep her correspondence safe from scrutiny. That’s no small matter. But in the meantime, another politician has come from nowhere to dethrone Jeb Bush as the frontrunner for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. His name’s Scott Walker.A few months ago, Walker was an obscure underdog with little more than an outside chance of becoming the nominee. Now he’s being seriously considered for the most important job on the...
  • Jeb Bush knocks Scott Walker’s 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...
  • See Scott Run - Does the road to the White House start in Wisconsin?

    03/13/2015 5:36:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    TWS - The Weekly Standard ^ | March 23, 2015 | John McCormack
    Urbandale, Iowa - Scott Walker is running for president, but he can’t say that just quite yet. “I hate the word ‘explore,’ ” he tells a group of activists at a private meeting in the strip mall offices of Our American Revival, the political organization through which Walker is exploring a presidential bid. Walker says that lawyers tell him he has to use that word when discussing his “likely campaign” in order to avoid running afoul of campaign finance rules. In case there’s any doubt about how likely that campaign is, Walker concludes his remarks by saying, “We’re going to beat...
  • Scott Walker earns intense GOP approval: 79 percent of Republicans call him a ‘strong leader’

    03/12/2015 12:17:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    Republicans definitely have distinct good feelings about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the wrangling continues between the GOP presidential hopefuls. Yes, Mr. Walker is making all the required campaign stops and grassroots visits in New Hampshire, Iowa and other key states - while his reputation and image win over many Republican hearts and minds. “Scott Walker could be a formidable candidate for the Republicans in 2016, combining conservative credentials with a good national profile,” says Kathy Francovic, a YouGov polling analyst. The organization released these numbers on Tuesday. 79 percent of Republicans say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a “strong”...
  • Boehner defends his U.S. House leadership amid conservative unrest

    03/02/2015 9:24:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | Diane Bartz - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh from an embarrassing rebuke at the hands of conservatives in his own party, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner played down any risk to his continuing leadership on Sunday, saying disagreements with fellow Republicans were merely over strategy, not goals. Asked if he could lead the fractious House, Boehner said, "I think so. I'm not going to suggest it's easy, because it’s not." The House narrowly averted cutting off funds to the Department of Homeland Security on Friday after Boehner failed to rein in conservative Republicans. They were insisting on tying the issue to blocking...
  • Scott Walker Stands By Claim Reagan's Union-Busting Was 'Most Significant' Foreign Policy Decision

    02/28/2015 11:37:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ashley Alman
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is doubling down on claims that the strongest foreign policy move in his lifetime was former President Ronald Reagan's decision to fire 11,000 air traffic controllers. In 1981, almost 13,000 air traffic control employees walked off the job when contract negotiations between the federal government and the controllers union stalled. Reagan claimed the strike was illegal and demanded the air traffic controllers return to work; when some 11,000 did not, he fired them. Walker, who has long idolized Reagan and previously lauded the former president's standoff with air traffic control, on Saturday called it "the...
  • Are Washington Republicans Incompetent?

    02/28/2015 4:32:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    PowerLine ^ | February 27, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    It is almost unbelievable how badly Congressional Republicans have botched their opposition to President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty and the funding of the Department of Homeland Security. The House, under John Boehner’s direction, did the right thing: it passed a bill that fully funded DHS, but barred spending to implement the amnesty that has now been declared illegal by a federal court. The action then moved to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried repeatedly to bring the House measure to the floor for a vote. Four times, the Democrats filibustered the DHS funding bill. As a result of...
  • [Scott] Walker v. Congress (on Act 10 Reforms)

    02/26/2015 7:49:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 26, 2015 | Arthur Schaper |
    In the last two months, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has gone from marginal to mainstream, failed to fascinating in the eyes of prospective voters, and inconsequential to intriguing to the ears and mouths of talking heads looking for another Republican Presidential contender to dissect then disintegrate. Critics are faulting him for his non-answers to dubious questions from reporters. They also quibble about his lack of foreign policy experience and long-term immigration strategy. Liberal and conservative partisans still hanker for some right-wing version of President Obama, full of hope and change, charisma in place of principle. Before judging Walker's skills as...
  • My Scott Walker Column (And A Response To Ed Morrissey)

    02/26/2015 1:16:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    DC - Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis, Senior Contributor
    ".......More to the point, I take issue with his suggestion that I think “Republicans had better work with the media.” It is true that I don’t believe the media are inherently evil or “out to get you.” But I also think — and this is important for candidates to know — that the press are not your friends. Ed’s framing, I think, implies I support what might be thought of as collaboration or appeasement. But what Walker did was (inadvertently) work with the media — in the sense that he played right into their hands. He made this an irresistible...
  • Christie and Walker take different paths on union issues

    02/25/2015 11:59:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The State, South Carolina ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jill Covin and Scott Bauer in Madison,Steve Peoples in Washington, Michael Catalini in Trenton
    "You fight the good fight against Walker and he beats you," said Seth Markgraf, a 34-year-old construction worker from Arlington, Wisconsin. "They beat us in the recall and they beat us in another general election. It's just apathy. How do we beat Scott Walker?" TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey's Chris Christie and Wisconsin's Scott Walker are getting ready to run for president, but they've still got day jobs as governors — and face another round in the ring with organized labor. For Christie, that means trying to reach a deal to fix New Jersey's underfunded pension system by working with...
  • The New GOP Flag

    02/25/2015 9:04:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies