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  • Joy Reid: Media Were ‘Enchanted’ with Palin, Bush While Finding Obama

    07/09/2018 5:53:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/08/2018 | Trent Baker
    MSNBC’s “AM Joy” host Joy Reid lamented Sunday how the media viewed former President George W. Bush and Sarah Palin as authentic and enchanting because of their speech while also “disparaging” former President Barack Obama for “being almost too erudite and articulate.” “There is a thing in Republican Party politics where not being erudite as a speaker is seen as a virtue,” said Reid. “It was with George W. Bush, the idea that he’s plain-spoken, and so, when he would mangle the language — even the media would read that as authentic and great, right? He would make up words...
  • What if Jeff Sessions is not asleep, but playing possum?

    12/15/2017 4:30:12 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 15, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Conventional wisdom is that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asleep at the wheel – from recusing himself unnecessarily from the Trump-Russia collusion investigation to doing nothing about the politicization and weaponization of the Department of Justice. He also gave free rein to his deputy A.G., Rod Rosenstein, who is in turn allowing Special Counsel Robert Mueller unlimited time, money, and jurisdiction to investigate President Trump's entire life. Last summer, Trump expressed disappointment in Sessions, calling him "beleaguered," wondering why Sessions wasn't looking into Hillary Clinton's emails and true election chicanery. Rudy Giuliani was floated as a possible replacement. Was Trump...
  • What if Jeff Sessions is not asleep, but instead playing possum?

    12/15/2017 5:54:34 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 151 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 15, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Conventional wisdom is that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asleep at the wheel – from recusing himself unnecessarily from the Trump-Russia collusion investigation to doing nothing about the politicization and weaponization of the Department of Justice. He also gave free rein to his deputy A.G., Rod Rosenstein, who is in turn allowing Special Counsel Robert Mueller unlimited time, money, and jurisdiction to investigate President Trump's entire life.
  • Ex-CIA director: Trump knows what he's doing with Putin

    09/25/2016 7:01:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 25, 2916 | Jason Kurtz
    Donald Trump's strategic approach to confronting Russia under President Vladimir Putin is more complex and nuanced than the Republican nominee's campaign trail rhetoric often indicates, his new senior adviser, former CIA Director James Woolsey, said Tuesday. "I think what Mr. Trump does is much more important than what he says," Woolsey said. "You don't succeed at something like this based just on language. Language is a tool. I don't think it is an absolute."
  • McConnell votes 'NO' to defunding Planned Parenthood!!!

    08/03/2015 3:02:17 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 231 replies
    August 03, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    The vote to DEFUND Planned Parenthood FAILS in the Senate!
  • Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State

    08/28/2014 2:03:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | Updated: 4:53 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    <p>President Obama said Thursday he doesn’t have a strategy yet for defeating Islamist militants in Syria.</p> <p>“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” Mr. Obama said in a news conference at the White House. “We don’t have a strategy yet. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.”</p>
  • Romney Urges Ohioans to Vote Early as Mittmentum... (R&R AD BUY IN PHILADELPHIA)

    10/30/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/30/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    If Romney's buying advertising in Philadelphia, it means it's in play. It means that it's in play. And, of course, "Bite Me" is in Pennsylvania. Minnesota is, I think, a three-point state right now. So Romney is buying advertising time in Philadelphia. It's as blue as Los Angeles is. Maybe bluer in ethnic ways, but regardless, they got the money to spend, and that tells me that there's a chance, and they also, I think, it may be a little bit of a rope-a-dope, spend some money in Philadelphia, make Obama spend some time there as well. Although I don't...
  • Gingrich: Winning Michigan Remains a Feasible Goal

    02/16/2012 4:19:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 16, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Presidential candidate NewtGingrich says even though rivals RickSantorum and Mitt Romney are currently leading the pack in the important primary state of Michigan — which is also Romney’s home state — the former House speaker has not given up on his chances. Gingrich, who has dumbfounded political pundits before with his repeated surges, also told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Wednesday that he continues to confidently look to Super Tuesday. “I’ll be in Michigan campaigning next week — we have every reason to believe we’re going to be competing there effectively — and we’re going to have a number of...
  • Palin says her bus tour isn't over

    06/22/2011 2:51:37 PM PDT · by TomServo · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Wednesday knocked down media reports that her nationwide bus tour has come to an end after completing only its first leg. Palin, a potential presidential candidate, sought to put an end to speculation that her "One Nation" tour is over. The talk was sparked by a RealClearPolitics report said that it's going on hiatus. Other news organizations reported that the tour is coming to an end. "I did? Hmm, glad I have media to let me know my plans.
  • After Race Called, Rove Continues To Rip O'Donnell

    09/14/2010 8:02:54 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 186 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "This is probably one of the few times we're going to disagree here." -- Sean Hannity to Karl Rove regarding Christine O'Donnell. I'll say. Even after Fox News called the Delaware GOP senatorial primary for Christine O'Donnell tonight, Karl Rove continued to rip the winner, questioning everything from O'Donnell's "rectitude" to her "character." Concluded the pessimistic Rove: "this is not a race we're going to be able to win." Sean defended O'Donnell staunchly, but was met with a litany of Roveian criticism of Christine, including these comments: View video here.
  • Advice on political business venture (vanity)

    09/02/2010 7:57:35 AM PDT · by Hardraade · 3 replies
    Hardraade | Sept. 2, 2010 | Hardraade
    Calling all freepers with experience in venture business or manufacturing. We have a very neat product idea which I'm pretty sure can be a hot item for the Teaparties, the election, and beyond. Actually, the idea is Mesta's, I'm just pushing here. It can probably be brand-named (we have a name), and be famous straight off first availability. Advice eagerly sought :). If you're interested in details, please freepmail Mestamachine or myself.
  • Vanity: A Modest Proposal

    03/26/2010 3:15:05 PM PDT · by Thom Pain · 10 replies · 210+ views
    I propose that the GOP Congress push for IMMEDIATE adoption of Obamacare! The Dims have structured the plan so that the catastrophe will not become apparent to the 0bamabots until after his 2012 re-election. If we demand immediate implementation the Dims won't be able to hide. They won't be able to delay while "... 127 people per day die" and they won't be able to explain how we must continue to wait "...after 100 years of struggle..." to create this "benefit". I also propose a phased implementation of 20% of states per year so as not to "overwhelm" the bureaucracy....
  • GOP finds loophole in reconciliation ploy [Death of a thousand amendments to ObamaCare]

    02/03/2010 9:11:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 86 replies · 5,837+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/3/10 | Alexander Bolton
    As it turns out, Senate Democrats may not be able to force healthcare legislation through the chamber on a simple majority vote. Republicans say they have found a loophole in the budget reconciliation process that could allow them to offer an indefinite number of amendments. Though it has never been done, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) says he’s prepared to test the Senate’s stamina to block the Democrats from using the process to expedite changes to the healthcare bill.
  • GOP’s ‘Strategery’ Worked Like A Charm

    01/23/2010 6:31:12 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 18 replies · 1,580+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/23/2010 | Ed Carson
    When Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter bolted to the Democrats last April, it seemed like an epic disaster for Republicans. Yes, he had voted for President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus, triggering such grassroots outrage that the centrist lawmaker defected to avoid a tough primary challenge. But Specter gave the Democrats 60 Senate votes (once Al Franken was seated). With their supermajority they could pass a sweeping health care bill — or anything else — and Republicans were powerless.
  • When Out of Hope, Feign Change [Obama has failed]

    08/29/2009 12:22:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 881+ views
    CATO / Town Hall ^ | 2009-08-17 | Michael F. Cannon
    The Obama administration's offer to drop a Medicare-like health insurance option for Americans under age 65 is neither a surprise nor a comfort, because it does nothing to change the administration's dangerous plan for health reform. Rather, it is a tactic designed to change the debate - one that fits nicely within the administration's broader strategy of deception. On Sunday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that a new government program modeled on Medicare is "not the essential element" of reform, and that the president is open to a government-chartered "co-operative." It was inevitable that the administration would...
  • How an aggressive foreign policy helps America

    07/05/2009 9:11:10 PM PDT · by UberAmericanPatriot1967 · 9 replies · 489+ views
    American Solvent ^ | June 23, 2009 | Zeleke D. Snyder
    In recent times, that is, during June of 2009, President Barack Obama has recoiled at efforts at fighting the oppressors in Iran. He has allowed the political situation in Iran to escalate into the crisis it is today. At the time of this writing, protests in the streets have broken out over the rigged election. The red flags should have been flying in the Commander in Chief’s face already. Iran has been advancing their nuclear weapon program at a dangerously rapid rate, constantly waving the fact at the West. The rest has been very well documented. Political corruption has been...
  • Rove: Palin's resignation lacks clear strategy

    07/05/2009 9:05:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 155 replies · 4,026+ views
    (CNN) — The "architect" of George W. Bush's successful presidential campaigns has questions about Sarah Palin's resignation as governor. "It's a risky strategy," Republican campaign mastermind Karl Rove told "Fox News Sunday." Palin's unexpected announcement Friday that she will step down with 18 months left in her first term has left many in her party "a little perplexed," said Rove, whom Bush dubbed "The Architect" for managing his two victorious campaigns in 2000 and 2004.
  • RNC's Steele: Confronting Limbaugh Was 'All Strategic'

    03/26/2009 11:44:42 AM PDT · by prismsinc · 67 replies · 1,888+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 03-26-09 | David A. Patten
    To hear GOP Chairman Michael Steele tell it, his recent donnybrook with radio host Rush Limbaugh - and his subsequent apology - were all part of a grand "strategic" plan. "I'm a cause-and-effect kind of guy," Steele told CNN’s Don Lemon on Wednesday. "So if I do something, there's a reason for it... Even it may look like a mistake, a gaffe. There is a rationale, there is a logic behind it," he said.
  • Bushisms over the years

    01/06/2009 10:49:18 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 14 replies · 652+ views ^ | Jan 3, 11:06 am ET
    President George W. Bush will leave behind a legacy of Bushisms, the label stamped on the commander in chief's original speaking style. Some of the president's more notable malaprops and mangled statements: ___ • "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." — September 2000, explaining his energy policies at an event in Michigan. • "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" — January 2000, during a campaign event in South Carolina. • "They misunderestimated the compassion of our country. I think they misunderestimated the will and determination of the commander in chief, too." — Sept....
  • A repudiation, but of what? [Big Government "conservatism"]

    11/10/2008 7:00:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 388+ views
    Tuesday’s massive Democratic landslide cannot be seen as anything but a repudiation of the Republican Party’s tenure in power. Combined with the equally large Democratic victory in 2006, Republicans have now lost the presidency, more than 50 House seats, and at least a dozen seats in the Senate in just two years. Pundits on both left and right are saying that this represents a final verdict on the Bush administration’s eight years in office. But, how far beyond the Bush presidency does the voters’ desire for change go? If voters have clearly rejected Republicans, have they also turned against the...