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  • WaPost Reporter Hints Jeb Bush Hiding Big Family Scandal

    06/12/2015 5:52:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/12/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    But bizarrely offers no proof or explanation On MSNBC today, Washington Post reporter Janell Ross hinted that Jeb Bush was covering up a major family scandal -- but she offered no proof or explanation for her comments. Even the MSNBC host made an effort to distance herself and her network from the Post reporter's comments. "I guess I was rather stunned, I guess, to hear that these things had been written in a book at a time when the governor probably had his own issues that he was struggling with in his personal life," Ross said. "It seems like a...
  • The Humbling of Jeb Bush (by Conservative "Agitators")

    06/11/2015 9:15:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 6/11/15 | Noah Rothman
    If you got the impression from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign rollout that he appeared to believe his party’s nomination was quite simply his due, you weren’t alone. Bush’s decision to reveal his intention to explore a presidential bid in mid-December of last year indicated that he knew the 2016 field would be a crowded one and that he would have to make his case to the Republican electorate early and often. But his actions betrayed a sense of self-assuredness that indicated he did not really believe the contest would be a close one. The pathway to the...
  • Jeb’s Problem Isn’t His Campaign

    06/11/2015 8:36:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/11/15 | Matt K Lewis
    There’s an interesting piece up over at The Washington Post on “How Jeb Bush’s campaign ran off course before it even began.” Meanwhile, Chris Bedford argues that Team Bush is in “a lot more trouble than they’re letting on.” These are fascinating examples of “process” reporting, but I can’t help but think it creates the wrong impression — which is that Jeb Bush might be in better shape had he run a better campaign. The truth is that campaigns do matter. And, for some candidates, the advisers and staffers they hire — and the strategy and messaging they employ (all...
  • Jeb Bush Donors Reportedly ‘Shaken’ by His Iraq Fumble

    06/11/2015 8:31:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/11/15 | Evan McMurry
    Washington Post’s Robert Costa and Ed O’Keefe have a good rundown of how presumptive GOP frontrunner Jeb Bush suddenly found himself atop a staggering campaign. Aside from organizational and message woes, they pinpoint Bush’s still inexplicable failure to answer Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s question about the Iraq War as the moment when Bush’s luck began to turn. In particular, one source told the reporters that Bush’s inability to answer what should have been an expected question, which “crystallize[d] some of the key concerns about Bush,” spooked donors: “We should have had that answer nailed down,” one donor said. “There...
  • Jeb Bush does damage control ahead of launch

    06/11/2015 7:56:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/11/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Jeb Bush is doing damage control days before he officially launches his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Bush was seen as the GOP front-runner late last year, when he said he was exploring the possibility of a run. Since then, he’s stumbled over questions about the Iraq War, and his poll numbers have dropped him to fifth place among Republicans in Iowa. The former Florida governor’s message to reporters in Germany on Wednesday is that it is far too early to be worried about the polls. He expressed frustration with reporters for asking too many questions about the horse...
  • Tom Coburn on Jeb Bush: 'His last name will kill 47 percent of the votes'

    06/11/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/10/15 | Philip Klein
    Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn had a blunt assessment of Jeb Bush's chances of capturing the White House: "I don't think another Bush can get elected." In an interview with the Washington Examiner Coburn said, "I think there's Bush fatigue and I think you automatically lose a large percentage of the electorate." He explained, "I like Jeb Bush. But the fact is his last name will kill 47 percent of the votes for him — potential votes in this country. That's a big deal to get over."
  • Jeb Bush’s Campaign Is In A Lot More Trouble Than They’re Letting On

    06/11/2015 5:43:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/11/15 | Christopher Bedford
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign is in trouble. This week alone, it has sustained a top-level campaign shake-up and reports have circulated that it may fall short of its fundraising goal. But a review of the public record shows it already fell way short of its fundraising goal, and has been behind predictions for months. Not by a few million dollars, either, but by as much as $400 million — or 80 percent as the most optimistic predictions Bush loyalists have circulated. All of this — campaign shuffles and fundraising shortfalls — before Mr. Bush has even declared his candidacy....
  • How Jeb Bush’s campaign ran off course before it even began

    06/10/2015 4:49:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10/15 | Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa
    When asked to pinpoint where Jeb Bush’s presidential effort began running into trouble, many confidants utter a single word: Dallas. Mike Murphy, Bush’s political alter ego, decided early on to hold regular senior staff meetings at an unusual location: a Hyatt hotel inside the terminal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The idea was that it was a central and relatively inexpensive gathering place for a team scattered from Los Angeles, where Murphy lives, to Miami, where the would-be candidate resides. It went fine at first but quickly became an awkward routine. Donors and other Republicans found the setup ungainly for...
  • Jeb Bush has had better weeks. Much better weeks.

    06/10/2015 9:13:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10/15 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush will announce for president in five days' time. But not before a significantly less-than-ideal run-up to this long (long, long, long) awaited announcement. Consider: * The decision to install Danny Diaz as campaign manager was largely painted as a shakeup -- with Diaz stepping in after Bush boss Sally Bradshaw decided things weren't working optimally. (This Politico behind-the-scenes account of the moves and the motivations behind them is fascinating.) Campaign reorganizations are the sort of process-heavy stories that campaign work like hell to avoid. To have one before the campaign is even a real thing is remarkable --...
  • Jeb Bush on state of campaign: 'It's June, for crying out loud'

    06/10/2015 9:00:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 6/10/15 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush played down talk of turmoil inside his campaign, telling reporters in Berlin that he is confident in his team and that polls this early don't matter. "This is an adjustment based on the skills of people that I got to know during the last three months. ... It’s June, for crying out loud, so we’ve got a long way to go." “I just urge everybody to be a little more patient about this," Bush told reporters. -snip- Bush will enter the race on Monday. The following day he'll appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He's also...
  • Jeb Bush wants people to be 'patient' about his unpopularity in 2016 polls

    06/10/2015 7:44:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/10/15 | Meghan DeMaria
    In interviews with reporters outside his Berlin hotel Wednesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said that he's restructuring his campaign team, including naming Danny Diaz as his campaign manager, because of "the magnitude of the journey" — not because he's lagging behind other candidates in the polls. Bush went on to brush off the notion that he was less popular than other Republican contenders in the 2016 presidential race: You start wherever you start, and you end a long way away from where we are today, so I just urge everybody to be a little more patient about this....
  • Jeb Bush After Shake-Up: 'I Don't Read the Polls'

    06/10/2015 5:30:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/10/15 | Benjy Sarlin
    Days before his presidential launch, Jeb Bush told reporters on Wednesday that his decision to replace his campaign-manager-in-waiting was a strategic move rather than a response to his tepid position in the polls. "I don't read the polls," he told reporters outside the Pestana Hotel in Berlin, where he is on the first leg of a trip through Germany, Poland and Estonia. "It's fun to see them when you're winning, not so fun when you're not. Doesn't really matter, though, its June for crying out loud, so we got a long way to go."
  • Jeb Bush Tempers Reports of Campaign Shake-up

    06/10/2015 5:26:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/10/15 | Patrick O’Connor
    Jeb Bush on Wednesday played down personnel changes his presumptive presidential campaign made this week, turning aside suggestions that it had shifted personnel to compensate for a failure to catch fire in some of the early nominating states. “It’s June, for crying out loud, so we’ve got a long way to go,” Mr. Bush told reporters here. “I just urge everybody to be a little more patient about this.”
  • Jeb Bush has lost his front-runner status and now rivals say he's getting nasty

    06/10/2015 5:17:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/10/15 | Hunter Walker
    On Monday, news broke that Danny Diaz will be the campaign manager when former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) launches his expected White House bid next Monday. As The Wall Street Journal reported, the position was originally "expected" to go to David Kochel, another operative who will instead serve as Bush's chief strategist. Business Insider had several conversations with aides to other Republican 2016 presidential campaigns who said they believe this staff switchup is evidence the Bush campaign is changing its strategy amid disappointing poll numbers and failed efforts to eliminate opponents. "The strategy they were previewing with everybody is...
  • Jeb Bush, Citing ‘Magnitude of the Journey,’ Details Staff Reshuffle

    06/10/2015 5:10:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/10/15 | MICHAEL BARBAROJUNE
    Jeb Bush said on Wednesday that he felt compelled to reorganize his political team — and pick a new, unexpected campaign manager — “based on the skills of people that I got to know” and the “magnitude of the journey” he faces as candidate. In his first remarks about the reshuffling, Mr. Bush, a former governor of Florida, pleaded for patience and played down the idea that he was displeased with his standing in a crowded Republican field. He is expected to formally enter the race next week. “It’s June, for crying out loud, so we’ve got a long way...
  • Why Jeb Bush is struggling

    06/10/2015 4:56:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/10/15 | Sara Murray
    He's got the deepest pockets, the best organization and everyone already knows his name. But Jeb Bush isn't so formidable that he's scaring away the competition. When the former Florida governor formally announces his presidential campaign on Monday, he will join a field of 10 GOP contenders -- and there are still a handful of others who may soon jump in the race. Meanwhile, the latest Iowa polls show him trapped in a cluster of candidates vying for second behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and he has only a slight edge in New Hampshire. National polls show Bush a touch...
  • Super PAC backing Jeb Bush unlikely to hit $100 million by end of June

    06/10/2015 4:53:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6/10/15 | Robert Schroeder
    A super PAC backing Jeb Bush is likely to fall short of collecting $100 million by the end of this month. The Washington Post writes the exact size of the war chest is closely held, but two individuals familiar with internal discussions believe the total that the Right to Rise super PAC will report in mid-July could be much lower than the nine figures senior Republicans have anticipated. That would be a major blow for Bush’s operation, whose fundraising prowess has raised expectations about how much cash it has been amassing, the Post writes. Bush, a former Florida governor, is...
  • Super PAC backing Jeb Bush unlikely to hit $100 million by end of June (The Meltdown continues...)

    06/09/2015 5:18:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/9/15 | Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger
    A super PAC backing former Florida governor Jeb Bush is likely to fall short of collecting $100 million by the end of this month, despite widespread expectations that the group would hit that record-breaking sum, according to people close to the operation. The exact size of the war chest is closely held, but two individuals familiar with internal discussions believe the total that the Right to Rise super PAC will report in mid-July could be substantially lower than the nine figures that senior Republicans have anticipated. That would be a major psychological blow for Bush’s operation, whose fundraising prowess has...
  • Jeb Bush Panicking to Discover Voters Just Aren’t That into Him

    06/09/2015 9:30:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/9/15 | Matt Welch
    In my July-issue Editor's Note column released earlier today, I expressed some skepticism about National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke's conservatarian project, partly on grounds that libertarians should be wary of a political party that keeps on coughing up government-growing Republicans with the last name "Bush." So it's only fair to point out that, according to the shrewd political Washington Examiner political columnist Byron York, Jeb Bush is floundering to the point of shaking up his campaign staff. The remedying began Monday with word that Bush has shaken up his campaign before the campaign has even been formally announced. The...
  • What the Drama Inside Jeb Bush's Campaign Tells Us

    06/09/2015 8:01:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6.9/15 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    Jeb's new campaign manager signals that the last few months haven't gone well It's not extraordinary in presidential politics when a campaign manager gets replaced; it frequently happens, especially during tough times. But what IS extraordinary is bringing in a new manager before the campaign officially begins. And that's why yesterday's news that Jeb Bush hired GOP communications strategist Danny Diaz to be his new campaign manager -- after previously tapping David Kochel (who was Mitt Romney's chief Iowa strategist in 2012) to fill the position -- is a big deal. It's a tacit acknowledgement that the last few months...
  • Jeb Bush names Romney, McCain veteran as campaign manager

    06/08/2015 6:40:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 6/8/15 | Lesley Clark
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday named a veteran of Mitt Romney and John McCain’s presidential campaigns as his campaign manager, a week before he makes his own bid official. Bush named Danny Diaz as campaign manager, a position that was widely expected to go to Dave Kochel, a Republican operative with experience in Iowa politics. Bush senior adviser Sally Bradshaw said in a statement that Kochel “can best position us for success by playing a key leadership role focusing on how Jeb wins primaries, caucuses, and ultimately the general election.” She said Diaz’s “skill at rapidly moving content...
  • Jeb Bush Makes Big Move, Names Top Conservative Campaign Manager

    06/08/2015 1:19:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/8/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Danny Diaz of FP1 Strategies, a Republican political consulting firm, will be former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign manager if Bush, as expected, announces he’s running for president. It’s a big move by Bush’s team, and a clear sign he’s making efforts to win back conservative voters and make inroads party-wide rather than just winning the establishment side of the primaries. Diaz has a long-standing positive reputation with tons of top conservatives, and has been plugged in with not just establishment Republicans but conservatives Washington-wide for years. “Danny Diaz, a 39-year-old Washington, D.C., native who has worked for the past...
  • In surprise shakeup, Jeb Bush taps Danny Diaz as campaign manager (Jeb campaign meltdown)

    06/08/2015 1:45:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/8/15 | Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa
    Jeb Bush hasn't even officially launched his presidential campaign yet, and already there's a shakeup underway. In a surprise move, Bush has tapped veteran Republican strategist Danny Diaz to serve as his campaign manager, his political team announced on Monday. Diaz, 39, a longtime Republican operative known for his aggressive tactics and as a communications specialist, will move to Miami to take on a day-to-day managerial role after spending the last few months as a media consultant. The restructuring of Bush's staff was unexpected, given that Bush aides, donors and friends have said for months that David Kochel -- a...
  • Jeb Bush Names Hispanic Danny Diaz as Campaign Manager

    06/08/2015 1:53:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NBC News Latino ^ | 6/8/15 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Republican presidential candidate-in-waiting Jeb Bush has named Danny Diaz, a veteran of former President George W. Bush's 2004 campaign, to be his campaign manager. The move puts Diaz in a top job in the Bush operation, not yet officially a campaign. Bush is scheduled to make an announcement June 15. Diaz, whose parents are from Spain, has been working as a Republican strategist at FP1 Strategies LLC, which he helped found. -snip- He was a lead consultant for New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez's campaign in 2010 and was part of the National Hispanic Working Group for the Bush-Cheney campaign in...
  • Pelosi 'near tears' at Bibi 'insult'

    03/03/2015 9:51:50 AM PST · by ColdOne · 95 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, saying the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress was an "insult" to the country. “The unbreakable bonds between the United States and Israel are rooted in our shared values, our common ideals and mutual interests," Pelosi said in a statement just after the speech. “That is why, as one who values the U.S. — Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears
  • Joan Jett: My full, uncensored fury (Anti-Republican e-mail screed)

    11/02/2014 1:06:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 159 replies
    MoveOn.Org e-mail | November 1, 2014 | Joan Jett
    Dear XXXX: If this weren't an email, I'd lay out my full—uncensored—fury at Republicans and right-wing forces that hold women down, keep us subservient. But it is an email, so I'll say my piece as politely as I can: This election is ours to win, if we do the work. As I see it, politicians make laws that put women's bodies and our paychecks into their hands. But we're not just a voting group to be courted by ad execs. Women, and the men who stand with us, are the majority. And when we show up and vote, women win....
  • Another financial meltdown on the horizon?

    07/02/2014 7:29:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/2014 | Judy Shelton
    And you thought that last global financial crisis was bad. A report issued on Sunday by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) warns that policymakers have failed to address the root problems that caused the 2007-2008 financial meltdown. Instead of taking a long-term perspective aimed at increasing real economic productivity and output — the kind that actually benefits people by raising living standards — government officials have sought to pump up the numbers through monetary and fiscal stimulus. As a result, we now have an alarming disconnect between the performance of global equity markets, which are booming, and an underlying...
  • Flashback: George W. Bush Predicted Iraqi Meltdown If US Troops Were Withdrawn from Region

    06/16/2014 3:07:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    President George W. Bush predicted the current meltdown in Iraq – back in 2007. Bush vetoed a Democratic bill to withdraw troops from Iraq. Via Truth Revolt: I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven...
  • Dianne Feinstein: White House sorry for ‘oversight’ in Bergdahl deal

    06/03/2014 2:52:05 PM PDT · by mojito · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/3/2014 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that the White House told her that it was on “oversight” that Congress didn’t receive the required notification about the prisoner exchange deal that secured the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Mrs. Feinstein, California Democrat, said the excuse came from Tony Blinken, President Obama’s deputy national security adviser. “Tony Blinken called last night and said that it was an oversight or something to that effect. So I accept that,” she told reporters at the Capitol.
  • George Clooney had a drunken ‘hissy fit’ at Las Vegas casino, Steve Wynn says, after claims ...

    04/25/2014 5:56:37 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 44 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2014 | Nick Allen
    ... In a statement Clooney said: “There were nine people at that table so you can ask them. Steve likes to go on rants He called the president an a—–e. That is a fact. I said the president was my longtime friend and then he said, ‘Your friend is an a—–e’. At that point I told Steve that HE was an a—e and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass. And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. It had nothing...
  • Rome on the Brink as Detroit-Style Bankruptcy Meltdown Looms

    02/27/2014 10:58:06 AM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 2/27/14 | Ian Silvera
    Italy's historic capital is on the brink of bankruptcy as its mayor plans to plead for a bailout from the national government. Mayor Ignazio Marino told the Wall Street Journal that he is in daily discussions with Italy's national government. But he stressed the parties "just needed to identify the right amount of money the government should give to Rome".
  • Wendy Davis’s Media Meltdown

    02/04/2014 9:05:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2014 | John Fund
    It’s been a rocky rollout for the Wendy Davis campaign in Texas. She announced for governor four months ago on the strength of the massive public attention paid to her 13-hour filibuster of a bill limiting abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. But since then her media operation has been so rocky, seasoned Texas journalists are mocking it. David Mann, editor of the liberal Texas Observer, wrote a blunt article calling her campaign a “media fail”: “The Wendy Davis operation is about the worst at media relations that I’ve ever seen. Her team’s mismanagement of the press is damaging...
  • Sabotage may have started Three Mile Island accident

    01/19/2014 10:12:01 AM PST · by Pontiac · 34 replies
    ATOMIC INSIGHTS ^ | 1/18/2014 | Rod Adams
    Updated (Jan 19, 2014 at 01:45 am) The pattern is not completely clear, and there are pieces missing from the puzzle, but I have found enough bits of evidence to convince me that it is more likely than not that someone purposely initiated the Three Mile Island (TMI) accident. This is a difficult story to tell; it’s not easy to revise history. It’s even harder to it successfully when there is sure to be disbelief, dismissal, and efforts to discredit. I prefer being respected and strive to avoid the potential of being marginalized as a crackpot. However, I feel a...
  • Obamacare meltdown on schedule: Only a quarter of Obamacare enrollees are 18-34

    01/14/2014 7:00:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    According to figures released by HHS, only one quarter of the 2 million Obamacare enrollees who signed up through December are young adults - 18-34. On the other side of the coin, fully one half are 45-64. The White House says that 25% enrollment of young invincible is enough to prevent the dreaded "death spiral" for the program, where older, sicker enrollees far outnumber the younger healthy ones, thus leading to skyrocketing insurace premiums. But there are no figures available that show how many enrollees have actually paid their first month's premium, nor is there any breakdown of how...
  • Scientists to create controlled nuclear meltdown in Ibaraki facility

    01/12/2014 5:30:30 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Jan. 12, 2014
    Scientists to create controlled nuclear meltdown in Ibaraki facility National Jan. 12, 2014 - 03:20PM JST TOKYO — A team of nuclear scientists in Japan plan to create a controlled reactor meltdown in a bid to learn how to deal with future disasters like that at Fukushima. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said it was working on a project using a scaled-down version of a reactor which they would deliberately cause to malfunction at a research facility in Ibaraki, north of Tokyo. “We want to study exactly how meltdowns happen and apply what we will learn to help improve ways...
  • Fukushima danger 'under control' – Not!

    Much has been said about the Fukushima nuclear power-plant disaster, much of it true, some untrue. The problem with the news coming out of the troubled complex is that the operating company TEPCO, the Japanese government and international agencies are not being completely forthcoming. Some call it political spin, but others just say the world is being told lies. The epitome of the falsehoods being told about Fukushima comes from no less than the Japanese prime minister himself. At the final International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aires, the one deciding who would host the 2020 Summer Olympics, Shinzo Abe...
  • Obamacare Zombies: Now They Are The Ones Being Chased

    11/13/2013 7:42:33 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | Ernest Istook
    Obamacare Zombies: Now they are the ones being chased WASHINGTON, November 13, 2013 — President Barack Obama’s legions of Obamacare Zombies are in confusion with the meltdown of Obamacare. It is one crisis that Obama cannot cover-up. For once, the media could not help him by ignoring events, because insurance cancellation letters bypassed media and took bad news directly to the public. Unfortunately, exposing years of deceit required a personal crisis for millions, which for some is a life-and-death crisis. It is inexcusable that it took such disaster to shock these political zombies from their trances. Now it’s too late...
  • Coming Pension Meltdown: The 10 Most Troubled City Systems

    11/11/2013 4:17:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 11 Nov 2013 04:21 PM | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Voters in Cincinnati last week soundly defeated a ballot initiative which would have overhauled the pension system for public workers, leaving the city without a plan to deal with $872 million in unfunded liabilities. Cincinnati is not alone. Across the nation, cities and states are finding funding for basic services being crowded out of their budgets by the rising cost of retirees’ pensions and healthcare. … More and more cities, counties, and even some states will face the harsh reality of having to fix their pension systems or deal with a Detroit-style bankruptcy. …
  • Will Obamacare cover circular-firing-squad injuries? (Dummies having meltdown!)

    11/01/2013 6:34:05 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 34 replies
    Dummie Funnies ^ | October 31st 2013 | Charles Henrickson
    The impact of Obamacare is starting to hit the DUmmies. And not all of them are pleased. Employers are canceling health insurance for their workers. People are having to pay higher premiums. People are having to meet higher deductibles. And this is not going over well with all the denizens of the DUmp. My gosh, who could have predicted that these things would be happening???? Who could have predicted all this? Why, WE did, you stupid DUmmies! We TOLD you this would happen, way back when. But did you listen? NO-OOOO!!! You went and voted for the Moron-in-Chief and his...
  • Community Organizer Runs Amok - The shutdown reveals our president at his most unbalanced

    10/09/2013 4:22:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 9, 2013 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    From its earliest days, the Obama Administration has operated from a “community organizer” worldview, characterized by an “us” against “them” perspective. The President has repeatedly and in a variety of circumstances said, “Elections have consequences, and I won” as an excuse for yet another executive order, non-Constitutional decision, or “in-your-face” arrogant action. The President goes through the motions of listening to others: he claims to be bipartisan; he hosts White House confabs and talks about the need for compromise, but he always ends up saying, “I won,” and ends any pretense of discussion or negotiation. He explains that, as President,...
  • Senate Democrats block reopening of NIH, national parks (Reid disparages Cruz on Senate floor)

    10/03/2013 11:19:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday blocked a House bill providing funding to reopen national parks amid the government shutdown, saying he would not allow the GOP to pick and choose from among favored programs and insisting the only way out is to pass all spending at the same time. Republicans tried to get an agreement in the Senate to restore the parks money along with funding for the National Institutes of Health, the military reserves and National Guard, and veterans affairs, but Democrats objected to each of those agreements in turn. [snip] The debate on the Senate floor...
  • HUMOR: Meltdown in Washington: President Obama Reported Sedated Following Emotional Breakdown

    09/22/2013 8:32:58 PM PDT · by MoochPooch · 52 replies
    National Report ^ | Sept. 19, 2013 | Nigel J. Covington III
    Late this afternoon White House insiders leaked information stating the president has suffered a mental breakdown and is presently resting and under a doctors care. This afternoon the National Report received three calls on our nationwide hot tip line (206) 222-1975. Two of the three callers are insiders known to the National Report to be reliable confidential informants. The caller unknown to this publication is a low level employee who could only state that there was some kind of a medical emergency involving President Obama. The other two callers known to us are both support personnel within the Obama administration....
  • Russian diplomat warns that North Korea faces 'man-made disaster'..restarted ageing nuclear reactor

    09/14/2013 1:30:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 September 2013 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Russian diplomat warns that North Korea faces 'man-made disaster' after satellite images show it has restarted ageing nuclear reactor The Yongbyon nuclear facility in North Korea was closed in 2007 under the terms of a disarmament agreement Its five megawatt reactor can produce plutonium for weapons and bombs New satellite images have captured steam rising from the complex This suggests the nuclear reactor has been restarted, according to a U.S. research institute By Sophie Jane Evans PUBLISHED: 10:26 GMT, 12 September 2013 | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 13 September 2013 ....................................... But a senior Russian diplomat has claimed that the outdated...
  • Meltdown of the day: Melissa Harris-Perry laments loss of citizenship after SCOTUS’ VRA decision

    06/25/2013 10:17:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    Melissa Harris-Perry ✔ @MHarrisPerry Damn, that citizenship thing was so great for awhile.
  • The ObamaCare Meltdown Begins

    05/30/2013 9:55:25 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, May 30, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    While Americans remain focused on the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups applying for tax exempt status, two recently filed lawsuits reveal a far deeper level of alleged corruption at the agency. On May 2, a group of small businesses challenged the IRS’s attempt to illegally implement health insurance subsidies contained in the Affordable Healthcare Act, aka ObamaCare. On May 14, it was revealed that a class action suit has been filed by a California-based HMO, accusing the IRS of stealing 60 million medical records belonging to 10 million Americans. The small business group’s suit, filed in the U.S. District Court...
  • The Next Bank Meltdown Won't Be An "Accident"

    04/22/2013 1:52:07 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    Money Morning ^ | 4-22-2013 | Shah Gilani
    The Next Bank Meltdown Won't Be An "Accident" By Shah Gilani, Capital Wave Strategist, Money Morning April 22, 2013Big banks turned in a pretty stellar first quarter. All but one beat profits expectations. But as I told you last week, I'm now out of these stocks completely. Do you want the truth about what shape banks are in right now? Sure you can handle it? I'm sorry; I can't tell you the truth. Regulators can't tell you the truth. And the Federal Reserve won't tell you the truth. No one can tell you the truth. That's because banks don't tell...
  • Meet the Fukushima 50? No, you can’t

    02/09/2013 5:32:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Economist ^ | 10/18/2012
    IT HAS taken the Japanese government more than 18 months since the earthquake and tsunami that hit Fukushima to pay tribute to a group of brave men, once known as the “Fukushima 50”, who risked their lives to prevent meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant from spiralling out of control. But when the prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, belatedly offered official thanks to them on October 7th something strange was afoot: six of the eight men he addressed had their backs to the television cameras, refused to be photographed and did not introduce themselves by name, not even to...
  • Koppel, Woodward on Obama-Clinton Foreign Policy: World in Meltdown; U.S. in Most Dangerous Period

    01/27/2013 5:22:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies
    Sunday, January 27, 2013 | Kristinn
    Last week on Meet the Press, it was NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel slamming the Obama administration's "diminished",foreign policy influence around the globe.Today on Meet the Press, two veteran Washington newsmen, The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and former ABC, now NBC News correspondent Ted Koppel, matter of factly described the present foreign policy environment as being in "meltdown" and entering "one of the most dangerous" periods in U.S. history. Their remarks were made without directly blaming President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but they were made in response to a question pointing out Obama's...
  • Karl Rove Taken Off the Air at Fox News - FNC Moves Away from Rove after his Election Night Tantrum

    12/05/2012 1:54:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Karl Rove taken off the air as Fox News distances themselves from conservative pundit after his Election Night tantrum Karl Rove has officially been benched as Fox News chief Roger Ailes has reportedly suspended the Republican operative from their airwaves. Rove and Dick Morris, a fellow paid political analyst, have been temporarily banned from appearing on Fox News as the network tries to distance themselves from the two men whose election predictions ended up being so far from the result. New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports that Ailes decided that it is important for Fox News to take a step...
  • Time to Let the Country Crash?

    11/15/2012 6:49:05 AM PST · by ebshumidors · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/12 | Ebben Raves
    "Let it crash!" "Give them what they want and they'll see what happens!" "Surely, once the left's programs are implemented and the economy crashes, people will come to their senses." Since the election, many on the right have echoed this meme. They are convinced that widespread poverty and lack of opportunity will bring a resurgence of the America many of them knew growing up. Grandma and Grandpa's America. Perhaps these people forget that Roosevelt was re-elected three times during a depression that he helped prolong -- a depression that featured soup lines and starvation in a population that actually wanted...