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  • Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu story (movie review)

    03/08/2014 12:03:39 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Follow Me the movie ^ | March 8, 2014 | Unattributed
    JULY 4, 1976 ENTEBBE, UGANDA – Led by Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu, crack Israeli commandos race from their airplanes covered by the midnight darkness. Methodically, they approach a non-descript airline terminal, burst inside, killing the stunned terrorists. Helpless and shocked, 103 hostages lift their heads and gratefully weep at the mesmerizing sight of their saviors. As the alarms begin to sound, the Israeli soldiers strike with surgical precision and speed — a lightning bolt of controlled, finely rehearsed fury. It is all over in a few minutes. Terrorists lay dead. The hostages rush out to board the transport planes waiting...
  • Cruz to get hero's welcome in Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/15/2014 4:42:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    credit Greg Nash Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit. Cruz infuriated his Senate Republican colleagues this week when he filibustered a clean bill to raise the debt limit. His objection forced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and 11 other Republicans to vote with Democrats to advance the legislation. But in Iowa and New Hampshire, two important presidential primary states, conservative activists are cheering Cruz’s stand and buzzing about a possible presidential run in 2016....
  • Brilliant Leadership: Obozo's 2013 State of the Union proposals and how they turned out

    01/28/2014 7:07:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Vanity | January 28, 2014
    Note: This list was taken in part from the Washington Post article titled Obama’s 2013 State of the Union proposals: What flopped and what succeeded. You can check there for much more detail, and their take on Zero's brilliant leadership. Not surprisingly, I was a tad more critical of the Community Organizer than they were. Who's right ... well, judge for yourself. Zero's 2013 State of the Union proposals: Realize massive Medicare savings through reformsStatus: Obamacare is a disaster and he's out of other bright ideas. Close tax loopholes for the wealthyStatus: And spank the fat-cat donors that put these...
  • Where could we find a better World leader?

    01/14/2014 7:12:46 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 7 replies
    14-01-2014 | WesternCulture
    As a Swede, I've found out Brits, Germans, Danes, Americans and many other members of fellow Christian nations disapprove of the way in which we have chose to handle Muslim immigration to our soil. I personally, do not agree with the conduct of my nation's government. There is no reason why Europe should be flooded by Muslims. Let's send them back! But what is the nature of the apparatus letting them all in here? There is something very, very wrong here, but Sherlock Holmes won't be needed to smell what's wrong. All of Western leaders have betrayed Western ideology. The...
  • Top 10 Revelations From Robert Gates’s Memoir

    01/08/2014 7:06:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 7, 2014 | Dion Nissenbaum
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is releasing his memoir, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” a 600-page book that offers a stark, insider’s view of Washington, the Pentagon, Congress and America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (You can read an exclusive WSJ excerpt.) Here’s a look at some of the book’s most riveting revelations:1. Contempt for Congress Mr. Gates expresses open disdain for Congress and the way lawmakers treated him when he testified at hearings. “I saw most of Congress as uncivil, incompetent at fulfilling their basic constitutional responsibilities (such as timely appropriations), micromanagerial, parochial, hypocritical, egotistical, thin-skinned and...
  • 'America does not lead the world in the area of morality': Lech Walesa

    01/02/2014 10:04:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-2-14 | Rich Moran
    The former president of Poland and leader of the Solidarity movement is not enamored with President Obama and his leadership. The Hill: Former Polish President Lech Walesa says America no longer leads the world "in terms of politics and morality." Walesa, in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, spoke negatively about President Obama's leadership skills. "When he was elected there was great hope in the world. We were hoping that Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America, but that failed. America does not lead the world in the area of morality," Walesa said. Walesa, who is promoting a new biopic...
  • Does Obama Have Any Idea What Is Going On In His Own Administration?

    11/14/2013 8:43:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    PowerLine ^ | November 14, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Earlier this evening, Steve asked whether President Obama is any good at politics. A fair question. Here is another: Does Obama have any idea what is going on in his own administration? When President Obama speaks off the cuff, he is often revealing, if you can penetrate his trademark incoherence. I found this riff from today’s press conference to be particularly interesting: [Snip] One of the books on Chappaquiddick describes how the Kennedy brain trust gathered at the family compound in Hyannis Port to plot a strategy to salvage Ted Kennedy’s career. One person conspicuously absent from the conclave was...
  • Obama Plays The Victim: 'I've Been Burned' By ObamaCare Website

    11/07/2013 4:27:13 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yeah, he caught and corrected himself. Too late. When the chips were downn, instead of stepping up and truly taking responsibility for the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, instead of acting like a leader and the President of the United States, Barack Obama's first impulse was to cast himself as the victim. In an interview with Chuck Todd aired on this evening's NBC Nightly News, President Obama said that "I've been burned by a website." View the video here.
  • History Will Judge Obama on Actions, Not Words

    11/06/2013 2:58:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rachel Marsden
    History judges a leader exclusively through his actions and their ultimate results rather than through fleeting words. It appears that U.S. President Barack Obama is finally putting the brakes on his mouth after flooring it down Hope-and-Change Highway for most of his tenure. Remember the Syrian crisis that dominated chatter for months before all but vanishing? Recall how critics were talking about grievous incompetence and even possible impeachment? Fast-forward to today, and just try to start a conversation with, "Obama really botched the situation in Syria." Now that the Russians have overseen a plan for the destruction of that country's...
  • Ted Cruz Spots a Tsunami

    10/23/2013 5:49:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 10/23/13 | Cindy Simpson
    Ted Cruz is our Tilly Smith. Tilly Smith was a hero. Vacationing on a beach in 2004 in Thailand, the ten-year-old Tilly immediately recognized the signs of the approaching tsunami and quickly warned fellow beachgoers, in time to save over a hundred lives. On that fateful afternoon when she first noticed the "sizzling" water rapidly filling the shoreline, Tilly recalled a recent geography lesson on tsunamis from school and began to shout an alarm. Fortunately, enough people -- beginning with her own family -- paid attention to Tilly and spread the word, saving everyone there. We can imagine that many...
  • Senate leaders announce deal to end shutdown and avoid default (Boehner to cave)

    10/16/2013 11:31:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/16/2013 | Michael O'Brien
    On the brink of a national default, the leaders of the Senate struck a deal Wednesday to reopen the federal government and extend its power to borrow money. The House appeared ready to go along — and end, at least for now, the crisis in Washington. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor at midday that his party and Republicans had found their way to a compromise to “provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs” and avert financial disaster. His Republican counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell, offered his blessing: “This is far less than many...
  • How Cruz, Lee and Paul shut down Obama’s agenda

    10/14/2013 1:01:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 14, 2013 | Christopher Bedford
    After Republicans drifted for years without a pilot, Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have taken the helm of the GOP, steering their party and its grassroots into a much-needed, head-on battle with the Democrats. On the campaign trail on the way to his win in November 2012, President Barack Obama promised to finish the work he’d gone to Washington to do: “fundamentally transforming the United States.” Things look tough for the right in Washington today, but the reality is these three conservative Republicans, aided by friends in the Senate and the House, have dragged the president’s ambitious agenda to...
  • Putting the "United" Back in the United States of America

    10/10/2013 11:12:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | October 10, 2013 | Matt Towery
    What has happened to our country? We have a president who seems unwilling to declare that we are the greatest nation on earth. We have a Senate run by the most spineless little weasel anyone could ever imagine. Our House of Representatives is reminiscent of the character from Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" who holds a gun to himself claiming he is held hostage to befuddle local dullards. We have been told that we as a nation are borrowers, beggars and thieves. Every single day we are reminded that one race allegedly hates another. Plain terrorists wishing to wage their personal...
  • Obama’s lesson in losing face

    10/08/2013 11:59:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | October 8, 2013 | Curtis S. Chin
    BANGKOK – Ironically as American business people continue to take steps to understand China’s shifting landscape and the implications of recent leadership changes in what is now the world’s second-largest economy, U.S. President Barack Obama has provided them and others an unfortunate “teaching moment” about what is arguably, along with money and power, one of the three great motivators in modern China. That is the concept of “face” or “mianzi.“ I spoke recently with Scott D. Seligman, a historian, former Fortune 500 business executive and author of “Chinese Business Etiquette,” among other insightful China-focused books. He explains that in Chinese,...
  • The Benefits of Intransigence "A Rebel With a Cause"

    10/05/2013 3:01:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 4, 2013 | SAM TANENHAUS - News Analysis
    IF the government shutdown has shown us anything, it’s that the 80 or so House Republicans driving the crisis have emerged as the most unified force in politics: tightly organized, highly disciplined and ideologically firm.But wasn’t their plan to make the budget a vehicle for defunding President Obama’s health care legislation doomed from the start? And even if this small band has the backing of voters in their safely drawn “red” districts, as well as Tea Party support, haven’t their unyielding tactics antagonized a majority of the public?In fact, this minority faction — the “suicide caucus,”as the conservative columnist Charles...
  • Brooks: “Great Leaders Negotiate and Own the Consequences”

    10/05/2013 6:20:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 5, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    As AEI's President Arthur Brooks recently pointed out in an op-ed, the key to any great leader’s success is taking responsibility for one’s actions. Something, he argued, this president doesn’t seem to be doing a whole lot of lately: A vast scholarly literature spanning more than six decades exists on the subject of leadership. The characteristics of effective leaders have been pored over, cataloged and debated. Among them, one trait stands out as axiomatic: Effective leaders take responsibility for problems around them; they do not shift blame to others. As Winston Churchill put it, "The price of greatness is...
  • Utah Among Worst States For "Women Getting Ahead" [Ranks #49; 'dead last in leadership']

    10/03/2013 5:32:15 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 42 replies ^ | Sept. 30, 2013 | Kathy Farnsworth
    A new study says when it comes to health, leadership and the economy, Utah women are some of the worst in the country. According to the Center For American Progress’ “State of Women In America,” Utah women rank 49th. The only state worse on the report was Louisiana. Utah women are dead last in leadership. Their poverty level is 43rd and they rank 34th in health. California, Colorado, Washington, New York, Connecticut and Maryland are all ranked as the best states for women to get ahead.
  • Peggy Noonan: World Yearns for Return of Strong American Leadership

    09/29/2013 8:48:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/29/13 | Melanie Batley
    This week's United Nations General Assembly underscored how little influence President Barack Obama has on the world stage, and the longing among allies for a resurgence of strong American leadership, Peggy Noonan says. In her column for The Wall Street Journal, Noonan says that conversations behind the scenes at the annual U.N. session indicated concern that American influence has waned, and nostalgia for the "old America" that set an example of leadership and success admired throughout the world. "The world misses the old America, the one before the crash — the crashes — of the past dozen years," the author...
  • Sen. Cruz says he’s been talking with House conservatives

    09/28/2013 2:49:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 27, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday appeared to confirm that he plotted with House conservatives to prevent Republican leadership from shifting strategy in the government shutdown fight. “We’ve had numerous conversations with numerous members of the House,” Cruz (R-Texas) said after the Senate approved a continuing resolution that was amended by Democrats to preserve funding for ObamaCare. [snip] The conversations indicate that Cruz is seeking to wield influence not only in the Senate but in the House, where the leadership can afford only 16 defections if it wants to pass legislation without relying on Democrats. A Boehner spokesman declined to comment.
  • Ted Cruz now leads GOP presidential pack: Poll

    09/27/2013 1:08:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 27, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Fresh off his 21-hour filibuster against Obamacare funding, a new poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz has leapfrogged past his potential rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and that GOP primary voters trust him more than their party leaders on Capitol Hill. The Public Policy Polling survey found that 20 percent of those surveyed supported Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, while 17 percent supported Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, 14 percent supported New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and 11 percent supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “Ted Cruz this week established himself as the grassroots hero of the Republican party,”...
  • High Noon Lessons For America's Lawmakers

    09/26/2013 7:21:21 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 3 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | September 26, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    With several political climaxes looming, it serves to recall “High Noon” starring Gary Cooper as Will Kane, the beleaguered marshal who single-handedly confronts paroled murderer Frank Miller and his gang. As civil society’s elected protector, Kane is a reluctant hero, abandoned by his cowering and self-interested townsfolk. Improbably victorious, he departs town, flinging his badge with contempt for the citizens who wouldn’t defend the rule of law on which their freedom, prosperity and security depend. Though protagonists in our national Kabuki Theater claim to care about us, Think Again before allowing them to join Kane on the moral high ground....
  • Republican Leadership Needs to Watch Braveheart

    09/26/2013 2:27:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    American Clarion ^ | September 24, 2013 | Rick Manning
    The movie Braveheart stands as one of the classics of all time. Embodying the courage of William Wallace in his fight to overturn English rule over Scotland, the movie is a testimony to the power of an individual who is willing to risk it all for freedom. In honor of those like Representative Tom Graves (R-Ga.), and Senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), who are battling both their own leaders (the Scottish noblemen) who fear for their position, as well as Obama and Harry Reid (the English), a few of the key lines from brilliantly written Braveheart are...
  • What We Just Saw

    09/25/2013 6:51:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-24-13 | Michael Walsh
    In the aftermath of Senator Ted Cruz’s epic performance on the Senate floor, a few observations: After his disgraceful attacks on Cruz, including his reach-across-the-aisle, dog-in-the-manger response today, this should be the end of Senator John McCain as a voice of influence in the Republican party. Ditto his mini-me, Senator Lindsey Graham. Indeed, the entire Old Guard of business-as-usual “comity” fans passeth. When you care more about what the other side thinks, it’s probably time either to switch teams or step down. There is new leadership in the GOP, whether the party wants to admit it or not: Cruz, Rand...
  • 24 Principles of Every Healthy Leader

    09/24/2013 3:55:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | September 24, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    The other day, I was thinking about leaders, in everything from the White House to my own house to countries such as Syria to companies such as Apple. I was reflecting upon revolutionaries, from Nelson Mandela to Rosa Parks to the single parent of three who inspires her or his children with hard work and tough love. I was contemplating the power of influence and influencers who make a difference by their command and control to others who demand respect with their silence and servitude. From Jesus to James Dean and prosperity to prowess, leaders and what attracts others to...
  • Only one letter separates Reagan and Obama Presidencies

    09/19/2013 5:00:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-19-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Great CR Debate of 2013

    09/16/2013 3:19:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-16-13 | Jonathon Strong
    Last Tuesday morning, at 9 a.m. in a room deep within the bowels of the Capitol, Representative John Campbell was trying to determine whether the GOP leadership’s plan to fund the government would sink or swim. “Some meetings like that, they present an idea, and it just gets blasted,” he says. “And you can just tell, walking out of the meeting, ‘Okay, this is not gonna fly.’” Campbell, an affable and wealthy Californian who is leaving Congress at the end of this session and is eager to get ownership of his calendar back, has always had a knack for anticipating...
  • The Most Embarrassing President of My Lifetime

    09/06/2013 12:23:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 6, 2013 | Doug Patton
    Barack Obama is, without question, the most embarrassing president of my lifetime — and that is saying something, since my life so far has encompassed 12 presidencies, some of which have brought a lot of embarrassment to the nation. Even Richard Nixon, with his Watergate scandal, Jimmy Carter, with his malaise, and Bill Clinton, with his lewd behavior in the Oval Office, could not top this president for pure, unadulterated disgrace. Of course, in Obama’s case, it is not a matter of personal scandal like it was for Clinton. By telling the world a year ago that he was...
  • Gingrich Urges 'No' Vote on Syria

    09/03/2013 9:59:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9-3-13
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich urged Congress Tuesday to "vote no" on a military strike against Syria and instead begin debate on what he described as even bigger strategic challenges for the United States and the world. "The most powerful nation in the world does not need a three- or four-week debate about a limited, symbolic, tactical use of power," the Georgia Republican wrote Tuesday in an opinion piece for CNN, as he urged Congress to "vote no on a meaningless public relations use of military force against [Syrian President Bashar Assad]. "What we do need are three debates about...
  • Where are the Statesmen?

    09/03/2013 7:16:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | September 3, 2013 | Michael Brown
    While reading a book about Winston Churchill framed in his own words, I was struck by the vast difference between his leadership and our contemporary crop of leaders here in America. Where are the statesmen among us? When President John F. Kennedy made Churchill an honorary American citizen in April, 1963, Kennedy said of him, “In the dark days and darker nights when Britain stood alone -- and most men save Englishmen despaired of England’s life -- he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. The incandescent quality of his words illuminated the courage of his countrymen.” Contrast...
  • Gingrich urges U.S. Republicans to move beyond Obama opposition

    08/15/2013 3:28:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:02pm EDT | Scott Malone
    Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich told a meeting of the Republican National Committee that his party needs to move beyond its image of steadfast opposition to President Barack Obama and convince voters its goal is to improve the country. “We have to get beyond being anti-Obama and we have to convince people you can have hope in America,” Gingrich said on Wednesday. “What we have to do, in a sense, is be a party of optimism and a party of hope and show actual cases of how it can work.” Speaking at a Boston hotel adjacent to where Republican...
  • House Foreign Affairs chairman: Putin believes he can ‘dis’ the United States

    08/10/2013 3:40:58 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2013 | Keith Laing
    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he can “dis” the United States without repercussions, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said in an interview with CNN.  Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) told Wolf Blitzer late Friday that Putin “intends to stick his thumb in the eye of the United States every time he can.” “I think there was an opportunity with the past leadership in Russia,” Royce said. “But right now, clearly, Putin intends to ... stick his thumb in the eye of the United States every time he can. And so it's a difficult situation. He's trying to undermine...
  • Hondurans Believe their Nation Can be Saved in a Day

    07/31/2013 6:15:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    Breaking Christian News ^ | Jul 30, 2013 | Teresa Neumann
    "The true solution for the problems of Honduras is first of all to understand that God is the One who decides and orders everything." -Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Honduras(Honduras)—As Latin American Christians joined with thousands of American missionaries in one of Central America's most violent countries, they joined in the cry: "One nation; One day." The intercession was said to be an answer to prayer for Honduran pastors, who viewed "One Nation, One Day" as a God-given strategy to reach their nation with the Gospel of Christ. It was supported by President Porfirio Lobo. HondurasAccording to a CBN report, the...
  • Buckeye mutiny seeks to return Boehner to private life

    07/26/2013 5:55:51 PM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 23, 2013 | Neil W. McCabe
    Conservatives on Capitol Hill are not the only ones frustrated with Speaker John A. Boehner. Now a group of conservatives in Ohio-8, his congressional district are working to defeat him in the 2014 GOP primary. According to the Ohio Accountability Project’s website, the group came together and decided it was time to hold their own congressman accountable: “John Boehner–was no longer adequately representing the people in OH-8.” In addition to challenging Boehner, the goal of the project is inform conservatives, so they can act before it is too late to stop the liberals, said its founder J. D. Winteregg, a...
  • Mike Lee Prepares to Buck Leadership, Fight to Defund Obamacare

    07/21/2013 3:31:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 21, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    <p>The Obamacare disaster is coming. Sure, the president is delaying or dismissing parts of it because they’ve proved either unmanageable or unworkable in the legally allotted time to set them up, but the most invasive and damaging aspects are still coming. But there is a chance to stop them in their tracks, IF Republicans have the courage to do it.</p>
  • Gillard calls leadership ballot (7pm tonight)

    06/25/2013 11:36:36 PM PDT · by Dundee · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 26, 2013 | DENNIS SHANAHAN AND BEN PACKHAM
    JULIA Gillard has called for a Labor leadership ballot to be held at 7pm tonight. ''Anyone who believes they should be Labor leader should put themselves forward for this ballot,'' the Prime Minister said. She said anyone who entered the ballot should commit, in the interests of the party, to resigning from parliament if they lost. The move forces the Rudd camp to bring forward their preferred timetable for a challenge. They had hoped to engineer a special caucus meeting tomorrow and a challenge on Friday. “I am asking my political party to endorse me as a leader and Prime...
  • Kevin Rudd to challenge PM Julia Gillard for Labor Leadership tomorrow morning

    06/25/2013 8:23:09 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 26th June 2013 | Simon Benson
    KEVIN Rudd will challenge Julia Gillard for the Labor leadership tomorrow morning. A petition for a ballot circulated among Labor MPs is believed to now have the required numbers for a spill of the PM.
  • [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...
  • Zogby: Obama is on the verge of failure

    06/21/2013 8:53:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that dithering in the White House has President Obama losing control of his agenda and administration. "President Obama has coined the term 'leading from behind'. Your humble pollster suggests that he 'falling behind in leading from behind' as things are getting out of control. After months of dithering, the U.S. has decided to arm the rebels in Syria, but this comes at a time when the Assad regime is in the ascendancy. (Sort of like Paul Revere screaming, 'The British were here. The British were here.') "Multiple reports...
  • Thrill is gone! Matthews slams Obama saying 'the steering wheel doesn't control the car anymore'

    05/16/2013 9:05:55 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
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  • Ted Cruz Files Amendment To Deny Path To Citizenship As Senate Works On Bill

    05/09/2013 6:12:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Llorente
    . . . . . . The office of Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, sent out a press release Wednesday pushing five amendments he filed to the bill, which generally tightens enforcement and provides a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants. Cruz’s amendments seek to further tighten border security, streamline the legal immigration process, deny public benefits to those here illegally, reform the high-skilled worker visa program and prohibit a path to citizenship for the undocumented. . . . . . . In a press release, America’s Voice, a leading national group that advocates for more lenient...
  • Carville: 'Ted Cruz Is the Most Talented and Fearless Republican Politician I’ve Seen in 30 Years'

    05/08/2013 10:10:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 38 replies ^ | May 05, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Democratic strategist and former Bill Clinton adviser James Carville said something about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) on ABC's This Week Sunday that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. "I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years." JAMES CARVILLE: I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years. I further think that he’s going to run for president and he is going to create something. I’m not sitting here saying he’s going to win, and I think...
  • Henninger: Presidential Followership

    05/02/2013 2:35:23 AM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 1, 2013 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    At the president's news conference Tuesday, when a reporter wondered whether setbacks on gun control and the sequester suggested Mr. Obama was having problems pushing his second-term agenda, the president replied, "Well if you put it that way, Jonathan, maybe I should just pack up and go home." Whoa, big fella. The presidency is a big game. We want you suited up and on the floor. That the presidency attracts individuals focused on Number One is no revelation. But it has always been possible that one of them would disappear so far into the ethers of ego that neither he...
  • Why Margaret Thatcher connected with Indira Gandhi

    04/10/2013 7:29:44 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies
    PTI ^ | April 10, 2013 | PTI
    There was a lot in common between former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her British contemporary Margaret Thatcher as the two had struck up a close rapport and both felt the loneliness of high office. Besides being the first women to take charge of a largely male-dominated political world of their respective countries, the two women had an almost identical steely resolve on difficult issues. They may not have always agreed with each other and are believed to have had a number of fiery exchanges, but there was a grudging respect on both sides. "But in spite of everything...
  • Sequester: Drama Even Tarantino Wouldn't Touch

    02/28/2013 6:45:04 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette
    The Aspen Times ^ | February 28, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    This year, Hollywood hit award pay dirt for political dramas inspired by American history. Unlike “The Avengers” — the top-grossing superhero movie — best-picture nominees “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty” featured authentic, determined and courageous Americans who endured adversity and mortal danger to overcome morally inferior antagonists. Though we're living through the umpteenth act of a gory political spectacle involving the U.S. budget, Think Again if you expect that Quentin Tarantino will adapt it for the silver screen. Devoid of heroes or valiant rescues, the drama serially unfolding in Washington isn't even telenovela-worthy, particularly the latest installment known as...
  • Is There an OWS Branch of the Tea Party?

    02/24/2013 1:07:35 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 48 replies
    6 Foot 2 in High Heel Shoes ^ | Feb. 24, 2013 | Melissa Dawdy
    What's All This About a Grassroots Cruise? Despite "OWS" Backlash, Still Better to Lead than Lose February 24, 2013 When the idea for this 7-day conference first began to stir among a small group of independent organizers, the first suggestion was to convene at a resort somewhere, like CPAC does. But a little research quickly revealed that an upscale Caribbean cruise was actually more economical, and probably more fun. With three volunteers, and plans for a social media campaign to get the word out, Freedom on the Sea was born. Since 2009, activists have grabbed training any way they can...
  • History Doesn't Reward Bullies

    01/31/2013 1:27:25 PM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 8 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | January 31, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    Considered a cancer-surviving “badass on a bike,” it turns out Lance Armstrong is just a badass — and a fraud. Armstrong's admission that he doped his way to seven Tour de France titles even prompted CBS News CEO Jeffrey Fager to Think Again about his network's role in the “Miracle Man's” narrative. “We helped create the myth,” he acknowledged, because “we wanted to believe this absolutely inspirational story. But we were duped.” Unearned moral superiority and blazing self-righteousness hastened Armstrong's rise as he slandered and sued whistle-blowers into submission. “I was a bully in the sense that I tried to...
  • Joy Tiz Talks to Doug Johnson Today at 2 pm PST!

    01/31/2013 10:39:05 AM PST · by jazminerose · 1 replies
    Political commentary at its most irreverent! Tiz fearlessly floods the online airwaves telling it like it is – unafraid to speak her mind… daring to unearth truths and voice that which is foremost on the minds of … Americans today. Popular guest of hot talk radio and quoted by Coulter, Dobbs and the like… when you want relief from the lame stream media, tune in to the Tizzinator for shocking and revealing political analysis at its best! Libs love to hate her, conservatives rely on her honest appraisal of the political landscape… tune in for a wild ride with the...
  • Rush: Conservatives Have No Credibility with the Low-Info Crowd (shortened title)

    01/14/2013 4:52:44 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 14 January 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title: Conservatives Have No Credibility with the Low-Info Crowd Because We Don't Defend Our Own When They Come Under Attack BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: New Milford, Connecticut. Bill, thank you for calling. It's nice to have you with us. Hello. CALLER: Yeah, Rush. It's an honor to speak with you. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: Thank you for what you do. RUSH: I appreciate you saying that. CALLER: Hey, earlier you had talked about Obama blaming the Republicans on the debt crisis and on the money that's been spent. You know, since you're the head of the Republican Party, you...
  • Cocooning Is the Wrong Solution for Conservatives

    01/06/2013 11:44:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | James G. Wiles
    .......... the United States needs its conservative leaders and activists in the public square now more than at any time in our lifetimes. If we hold on, we'll win. Blue State America is doomed, and the blue-staters represented by President Obama and his party cannot save it. ...... we red-staters must remain fully involved and fully engaged in American politics and culture. This is especially true after a year like 2012 -- when we lose. Better to quote U.S. General Joseph Stilwell after the loss of Burma to the Japanese. "I claim," Vinegar Joe said, "we took a hell of...
  • Dear Mr. Security Agent: A letter to law enforcement

    01/07/2013 6:54:35 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 227 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 7, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Dear Mr. Security Agent, Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years. I sincerely wish that members of Congress—who may soon be voting on new gun control measures—would read this essay, but I realize that’s a pipe dream, considering the impenetrable bubbles around those...