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  • Steve Bannon Is Not the Imaginary Hobgoblin Portrayed by the Media Elite

    02/07/2017 5:48:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    american spectator ^ | Ralph Benko
    Donald Trump, on some issues, also has disputes with Bannon. But now hear this: Bannon is coming from the space of “civic society,” not hate. I get where he’s coming from and going to albeit am not always am in full accord as to how he plans to get from here to there. Such disputes aren’t grounds for fury. Bannon also shows self-awareness and winsome self-deprecation: “We’re the know-nothing vulgarians.” As for his supposed cocktail party trope about being a Leninist it’s doubly hilarious for his inversion of Leninism to mean anti-Statism and in watching the left recoiling in horror,...
  • Obama, Lewis, and Booker join in the fun.

    01/15/2017 4:02:44 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies ^ | Ross Kaminsky
    The modern political equivalent of “blood libel” is the incessant claim — sometimes by people ignorant enough to say it explicitly and sometimes by people too cowardly to say what they mean, instead resorting to cheap innuendo while slaying quivering white straw men — that Republicans are irredeemably racist. *snip* On Wednesday during the second day of hearings for the confirmation of Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to become the next Attorney General of the United States, we saw the latter. It came in the form of testimony against Sessions by Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), a man who sacrificed much...
  • Dear Democrats: Just Keep It Up and See What Happens

    11/18/2016 6:17:10 AM PST · by pabianice · 21 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/18/16 | Friedman
    The Democratic Party is broken, beaten down, shell-shocked, and scratching its heads wondering what went wrong. So, I have decided, being the noble American that I am, to offer some aid and comfort, not to the enemy, but to my fellow Americans as well as some friendly suggestions on how they can rebuild their party and image to compete in four years. President Obama should keep going around the world making incendiary comments about President (elect) Trump. There is nothing Americans like more than hearing negative comments about the person for whom they voted, and themselves, even more so when...
  • Where Was Hillary?

    11/15/2016 8:22:28 AM PST · by logician2u · 91 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 14 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Losing it on a losing night. Ever since the early hours of Wednesday November 9, skeptical minds have been musing over what happened to Hillary and her concession speech. She was supposed to deliver it shortly after it was apparent she had lost on Tuesday evening. She was going to speak. No, she was not ready. Then it was coming Wednesday morning. No, it would be put off for a while. She supposedly was very gracious in talking to Donald Trump later that night, but was still not ready to concede publicly until late morning Wednesday. At 2 a.m., a...
  • The Inchon landing, 66 years ago next month, was brilliant. But what made it necessary?

    08/20/2016 9:57:10 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 19, 2016 | Robert Zapesochny
    When back in June 2015 Donald Trump announced he was running for president, he said during his speech, “I will find the General Patton or I will find General MacArthur. I will find the right guy. I will find the guy that’s going to take that military and make it really work.” Since then, Trump has frequently mentioned Douglas MacArthur in his speeches. It is worth discussing his importance in American history, especially as we are approaching the 66th anniversary of Battle of Inchon. While MacArthur’s greatest achievement was the creation of modern Japan, the Inchon landing on September 15,...
  • The Debasing of Our Civic Currency

    05/06/2016 2:05:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 6, 2016 | Gilbert T. Sewall
    Putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 concludes a long, concerted drive to reimage U.S. currency. More to the point, it illustrates a profound, probably permanent shift in American historiography. Tubman joins the historical pantheon of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, and Ben Franklin. Going forward Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Susan B. Anthony will decorate the back of the $10. The New York Times calls the changes the “most sweeping and historically symbolic makeover of American currency in a century.” OK, no problem, we say, and maybe a good thing. Tubman on the $20...

    04/21/2016 12:29:02 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 21 April 16 | Scott McKay
    President Obama made his fourth trip to Saudi Arabia Wednesday, ostensibly to “clear the air” in an attempt to repair the damaged relationship with the Kingdom brought about by what many will regard as his administration’s mistakes — cozying up to the Islamic Republic of Iran, for example, and embracing the Arab Spring which toppled the Saudi ally Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. But perhaps the biggest mistake Obama has made with regard to the Saudis is the one they’ll likely thank him for; namely, opposing — and threatening to veto — a bill authored by Sens. John Cornyn and Chuck...
  • Who Would Donald Trump Appoint to the Supreme Court?

    02/14/2016 11:12:21 AM PST · by pilgrim · 95 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 12.23.15 | Frank Cannon
    <p>Donald Trump says a lot of things. We've become all too used to that now. Some of these things should probably be taken with a grain of salt - "Only Rosie O'Donnell" comes to mind - but some deserve to be analyzed more closely.</p>
  • Lincoln’s Birthday Reflections: His insights on liberty and tyranny still ring true today

    02/12/2016 11:59:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2.12.16 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that "the world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.'" Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the mantle of liberty. That was exactly the situation in the Civil War: Slaveholders defined liberty in such a way as to make themselves the guardians of liberty... The South's liberty was the liberty to hold other people as chattel slaves. What the slaveholders called liberty, the North quite rightly called tyranny; namely, the systematic deprivation of the natural rights of...
  • IT’S HAPPENING JUST LIKE I TOLD YOU The implosion of the Democrats has begun

    02/05/2016 6:20:04 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 47 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5 Feb, 2016 | Scott McKay
    This piece will borrow liberally from a pair of previous occupants of this space, in which (1) it was prophesied that Hillary Clinton will not ultimately be that party's nominee and (2) Mike Bloomberg will be allowed to ride in and purchase that party lock, stock and barrel. Now that those prophecies no longer reside deep in left field, that is.

    01/12/2016 11:19:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/12/16 | Emily Zanotti
    There was a time in my life when I was a campaign communications consultant, responsible for helping political campaigns come up with new and intriguing ways to engage voters using digital media. There is a reason I don't do it anymore, and that reason is, because no matter how many times I or any of my colleages explained that most Republican consultants had the pop culture knowledge of 80 year old men and couldn't find a connection to Millennials if they were accosted by an entire room of Urban Outfitters employees, they still produced things like this. Though, in fairness,...
  • THE BELLS TOLL FOR HILLARY - The FBI is closing in.

    01/08/2016 7:39:21 AM PST · by Perdogg · 162 replies
    deral Bureau of Investigation will recommend that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton and various of her aides, and soon. The evidence consists of materials that the Bureau has gathered in the course of its months-long investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s personal server. The recommendations will come very soon. The charges will consist of some of the following:
  • The Bells Toll for Hillary

    01/08/2016 7:27:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1-8-16 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation will recommend that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton and various of her aides, and soon. The evidence consists of materials that the Bureau has gathered in the course of its months-long investigation of Mrs. Clinton's personal server. The recommendations will come very soon. The charges will consist of some of the following: 1. Improper disclosure or retention of classified information. 2. Destruction of government records. 3. Lying to federal agents. 4. Lying under oath. 5. Obstruction of justice. All the counts are familiar to those of us who have followed the...
  • The Scalise Mess and the GOP Insider Culture - The Republican establishment drops the bal

    01/06/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "....................All this tells a considerable amount about what passes for the unremarkable inside the Washington establishment. For Feehery spends his time continually attacking conservatives. There was this open letter attack on Rush Limbaugh in Politico in which he snarked:Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to...
  • What happened to the American Spectator magazine?

    12/29/2014 9:19:15 PM PST · by prplhze2000 · 26 replies
    What happened to the American Spectator magazine. the website is still current but it seems there has not been a magazine published in a while.
  • The Overrated Candidate: The Case Against Jeb Bush

    12/29/2014 7:57:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 29, 2014 | Larry Thornberry
    The political baggage he carries isn't likely to fly.Politically, Bushes are, like the value of the Ivy League degrees most of them have, vastly overrated. Jeb Bush, who recently, to the surprise of no one, all but announced he would run for president, is no exception. Ever since Jeb established an “I’m Thinking About Running for President Committee” (translation to English: I’m running for president) a week or so back, the conventional wisdom, whooped up by the chatterati and the various great mentioners, is that this latest Bush is a lock for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. They...
  • [April 6, 2006] FBI Interested in Texas “Doomsday” Ecologist who said Ebola Sol

    10/04/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 6, 2006
    AUSTIN, April 6, 2006 ( – Ebola, a form of hemorrhagic fever in which the internal organs of the victim liquefy, has one of the highest rates of fatality of any known contagious disease at approximately 80-90% and is one of the most contagious diseases known to medical science. It is also high on the list of possible bio-terror weapons of concern to international law enforcement and military security agencies. Tom Clancy’s thriller novel, Rainbow Six describes a group of radical environmentalists that wants to rid the world of people using a modified version of Ebola. All of which is...
  • What Will Happen to Officer Darren Wilson?

    08/22/2014 5:35:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 21, 2014 | Aaron Goldstein
    A grand jury has convened to determine what charges, if any, will be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown earlier this month. Over at The New Republic, Yishai Schwartz argues that a conviction against Wilson is impossible because of Missouri's self defense laws [Snip] If Wilson isn't indicted by the grand jury or is acquitted at trial, the Brown family will most certainly file a wrongful death lawsuit. I also wouldn't be surprised if Eric Holder were to pursue a case against Wilson for federal civil rights violations. But that will...
  • [VANITY] Why the IRS Emails Were "Lost" - The Smoking Gun

    06/20/2014 7:08:17 AM PDT · by tom h · 42 replies
    Spectator,org ^ | June 20, 2014 | Various
    When the news trickled out a year ago that the head of the IRS union, Colleen ("fat and ugly") Kelley, met with President Obama the day before the agency began targeting the Tea Party, I finally saw the link. The story was picked up by many news sources on the right but did not develop any further. It's my opinion that this is the connection that the "lost" emails are trying to hide. And it's a big connection -- the White House, the POTUS, the union boss, and the government agency all collaborating, and conspiring, to thwart the actions of...
  • Meet Sylvia Burwell, the Titanic’s New Captain

    04/14/2014 5:25:38 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/14/2014 | David Catron
    The replacement of Kathleen Sebelius by Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the Secretary of Health and Human Services has been portrayed by the legacy “news” media as a new lease on life for Obamacare. The party line is that Sebelius was mortally wounded by GOP exploitation of a single uncharacteristic mistake—the botched rollout of—while Burwell is a brilliant Beltway veteran unsullied by controversy and possessing the very administrative skills needed to save Obama’s “signature domestic achievement.” … This tale fails to conform to the facts, however … The vessel is taking on water at an alarming rate, and Sylvia Burwell’s...

    03/18/2014 11:38:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 86 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 17, 2014 | By Peter Hannaford and Robert Zaposochny
    Russian takeover of the Crimea, as well as many of our problems in the Middle East, was funded by high oil prices. Since there is no military solution to the Crimea conflict, President Obama should look closely at the successful pages of the Reagan playbook. Before the Reagan and Gorbachev Summits could begin, Reagan needed to rebuild our defenses to bring the Soviets back to the bargaining table. The Kremlin was pressured to end the Cold War on America’s terms because of President Reagan’s policies of supporting the mujahedeen in Afghanistan, deploying Pershing cruise missiles in Western Europe (to counter...
  • Terry McAuliffe's Gift

    08/15/2013 11:05:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 15, 2013 | Emmett
    WASHINGTON -- It is called the Taranto Principle, having been named after he who coined the principle, the inimitable James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal. According to the Taranto Principle, the left-wing media, in their fawning treatment of left-wing politicians, only encourage the pols' worst instincts: encouraging Jean-Francois Kerry's sophomoric wind-surfing during his presidential race or Howard Dean's blood-curdling scream upon losing the Iowa caucuses. And then there is President Barack Obama. At his press conference the other day, he finally commented on the traitor Edward Snowden. Obama said, "You know, if I had a son, he'd look like...
  • Desperation in the Benghazi Coverup

    08/05/2013 8:02:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 5, 2013 | Jed Babbin
    A congressional select committee could offer immunity to the CIA’s dispersed, intimidated survivors. You can always tell the depth of an event’s illegality by the measures people take to cover it up. By that measure, the conduct of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and David Petraeus leading up to the terrorist attack that killed four Americans on 9/11 2012 must be must be so sufficiently wrongful that, if revealed, they could lead to the president’s impeachment.How else can we gauge what is apparently the most energetic coverup in modern history? We know, from several sources, that the survivors of the attack —...
  • The Lawless President

    07/10/2013 8:20:09 AM PDT · by safetysign · 26 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 0710/2013 | Peter Ferrara
    It’s not so much that he thinks he’s above the law as that he thinks he is the law. The duties of the President of the United States are spelled out in Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which states, inter alia, that the President “shall take Care that the laws be faithfully executed.” As Stanford Law Professor and former federal judge Michael McConnell explained in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, “This is a duty, not a discretionary power. While the president does have substantial discretion about how to enforce a law, he has no discretion about whether to do...
  • A Man Without a Tribe - Why Anthony Weiner will get beaten hard.

    06/03/2013 5:22:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6.3.13 | Ryan James Girdusky
    Anthony Weiner had it all. Had. And will never have again. As a powerful progressive congressman who never had a serious election challenge before 2010, he was considered the heir to Senator Chuck Schumer’s throne. He also had an early lead for the 2013 mayoral election–a position he had been vying for since his 2005 defeat in the Democrat primary. And with one tweet it was all gone. Despite Weiner’s ambition to rise again to become New York’s mayor, the electoral and demographic math simply isn’t there... --snip-- What Weiner and all the other non-Quinn candidates are hoping for is...
  • FreeKate? Movement to Normalize Pedophilia Finds Its Poster Girl (Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt)

    05/23/2013 1:47:19 PM PDT · by drewh · 117 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5.23.13 @ 10:09AM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    In January, Rush Limbaugh warned that there was “an effort under way to normalize pedophilia,” and was ridiculed by liberals (including CNN’s Soledad O’Brien) for saying so. But now liberals have joined a crusade that, if successful, would effectively legalize sex with 14-year-olds in Florida. The case involves Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt, an 18-year-old in Sebastian, Florida, who was arrested in February after admitting that she had a lesbian affair with a 14-year high-school freshman. (Click here to read the affidavit in Hunt’s arrest.) It is a felony in Florida to have sex with 14-year-olds. Hunt was expelled from Sebastian High...
  • Not Wanting to Write About Nothing Good

    04/30/2013 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 30, 2013 | Quinn Hillyer
    I just don’t wanna. I don’t wanna write about whether to treat homosexual relationships as “marriage,” and I don’t wanna see lawmakers do anything about it. Just a quarter century ago, just about nobody had even dreamed of such a thing as “gay marriage.” Why don’t we leave the law alone as it is, leave people free to do what they want to do behind closed doors as long as no innocents get hurt (and as long as they don’t “scare the horses”) — and have everybody, including heterosexuals, stop talking in public about what they do in the realm...
  • Bob Woodward Takes Down Obama

    10/14/2012 10:35:52 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.14.12 @ 12:39PM | By Quin Hillyer
    Very strong stuff from Bob Woodward criticizing The One's administration regarding Libya. These (the first link and this one) are two excellent videos. In the second, Woodward concludes that "anyone in the intelligence community knows that [Obama's brags about having hobbled al Qaeda] are not true." [T]hose in the know have always said that Woodward has always had particularly good sources in the intelligence community, going back some 40 years. Plus, as the perfect leading indicator for Washington conventional wisdom, Woodward signifies very bad news for a liberal if he comes down as hard on said liberal as Woodward did...
  • Mideast in Flames -- And Obama Still Can Do No Wrong

    09/19/2012 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 19, 2012 | ANDREW B. WILSON
    Mideast in Flames -- And Obama Still Can Do No Wrong ANDREW B. WILSON on 9.18.12 In the eyes of a worshipful press, of course. The Middle East is in flames, our embassies are under attack, and four American diplomats have come home in coffins. So who is to blame? It's time for the MSM to round up all the usual suspects -- and to exonerate a president who cavorts with Hollywood celebrities and goes on the David Letterman show to demonstrate his famous cool under fire. Perhaps he will do a Top Ten list on why the U.S. should...
  • A Second Term Will Be Terminal: Another four years and Argentina will be crying for us

    07/12/2012 11:12:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 12, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    With a second term for Obama, the world-leading America we have known and hoped to leave to our children will be gone. Last Friday's jobs report confirms that Obama is well on his way to transforming America into a third world country, with declining living standards and perpetual economic stagnation. Argentina enjoyed the world's fourth highest per capita GDP in 1929, on par with America at the time. But then the nation lost its way in embracing a leftist, union allied government, which took control of the economy and imposed wildly irresponsible taxes, spending, deficits, and debt. After World War...
  • Romney's Tom Dewey Moment

    07/06/2012 8:25:55 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 27 replies
    Obamacare tax confusion a warning sign: the peril of playing it safe. Thomas E. Dewey. The president who might have been. The Romney campaign's stumble over Obamacare (it's a penalty…no…wait…it's a tax! Yes! Yes! We're sure now…it's a tax!) was both unnecessary and avoidable. If the Romney campaign isn't careful (as our friends at the Wall Street Journal noted here), the morning after the 2012 election they may well find themselves linked forever to the famously hapless 1948 campaign of Tom Dewey. The campaign everyone expected to be a hands-down winner -- which turned into the greatest upset in American...
  • A Nation of Breitbarts Rallies for Rush

    03/06/2012 4:43:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 6, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Now that the Rally for Rush is in full swing -- and winning the day -- let's focus on four things. Lifelock. Transgendered persons. The Washington Post. You. Huh? Say what? Stick with me. Let's start with Lifelock. Rush fans know it well. Lifelock -- the company's "About Us" section found here is all about protecting their customers from identity theft. A decidedly big deal in the day and age of cyber pick pocketing of entire lives. In a way one suspects the Lifelock people could never have possibly conceived a mere week ago, their symbolic image of the little...
  • UW-Madison teaching assistants plan anniversary of "I &#9829; UW" rally

    02/13/2012 11:02:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2-13-12 | Deborah Ziff
    For the second straight year, members of the UW-Madison Teaching Assistants' Association will express their love for the university on Valentine's Day. The teachers' union plans to hold an "I ♥ UW" rally, marching from the Memorial Union to the state Capitol at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Last year's rally by the same name touched off a series of historic protests in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to curb the power of public employee unions. In August, the T.A.A. chose not to seek state certification under the new law, which curtails collective bargaining for most public workers. The T.A.A. is...
  • Welcome To 2012--Fasten Your Seatbelts

    01/03/2012 3:55:33 PM PST · by Dysart · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1-2-2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    2011 was a year of worldwide turmoil and great change. I expect -- and to a certain degree fear -- that last year was the warm-up act to 2012 which, both internationally and domestically, seems likely to be one of the most consequential years in recent history. *BREAK* On the global scene, some of 2011's most significant events pose very different short- and long-term results. For example, the Arab Spring initially appeared to be a move toward freedom in an historically repressive part of the world but is now drifting toward other forms of tyranny. The Middle East remains likely...
  • Is Newt Gingrich America's Churchill?

    11/15/2011 6:31:37 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 82 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 15, 2011 | Jeffrey Lord
    The thought startles. Is Newt Gingrich America's Winston Churchill? The former Speaker has repeatedly dazzled in the ongoing series of GOP presidential debates. He is "the adult in the room," the man Republicans keep saying they would like to see on the debate stage with Barack Obama. The latest polls (Wall Street Journal, CBS, and Marist) have him vaulting into a tie with Mitt Romney behind Herman Cain or leapfrogging Cain to barely trail Romney. This video of a Frank Luntz focus group that appeared on Sean Hannity's TV show following a recent GOP debate is typical of the changing...
  • Obama Under Water

    10/25/2011 8:12:12 AM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/24/11 | Gannon
    Living in housing he (and we) can scarcely afford. If President Barack Obama were a legal document, he'd be a sub-prime home loan. The nation's housing crisis seems an apt metaphor for the president and his political position one year before he stands for re-election. Like nearly a quarter of the mortgage loans outstanding on U.S. homes, Obama is under water. His poll ratings are low and sinking. Gallup records 43 percent approval, 49 percent disapproval. Three-quarters of American voters think the country is on the wrong track under his leadership. In moving into the White House -- a very...
  • The Missing Piece of 9-9-9

    10/13/2011 5:19:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 369 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 13, 2011 | Green Lantern
    Herman Cain's "9-9-9" tax reform is attracting enough attention to become the focus of this week's Presidential debate. As a plan for overhauling revenues and unleashing the private sector, it's a bold gambit that shows Cain is willing to take chances and shake up the Capital. The 9 percent business tax is a stroke of genius. It would give us the lowest business rates in the world and would make us the "tax haven" for investment from everywhere. The stock market would barely be able to stay abreast. The 9 percent personal income rate would eliminate all the deductions and...
  • Odious Conservatives

    04/03/2010 12:52:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 670+ views ^ | April 03nd 2010 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Odious Conservatives By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. WASHINGTON -- A major proposition that I advance in a book that will be published later this month, After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery, is that there exists an odious subgroup of conservatives who since the beginning of the conservative movement have made their way to prominence in the mainstream media by a cheap act. They disparage with great melodrama other conservatives. Liberals love it -- and for a while love the disparagers. In the late 1990s Arianna Huffington exploited this instrument of self-promotion brazenly. For several years David Frum has...
  • Obama in Rude Denial (CEOs: He's Clueless!!!)

    03/29/2010 11:56:06 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 108 replies · 5,006+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3/29/10 | The Prowler
    <p>"Most of these people [in the Administration] have never had a real job in their lives. They don't understand a thing about business, and that includes the President," says a senior lobbyist for one of the companies that announced the charge. "My CEO sat with the President over lunch with two other CEOs, and each of them tried to explain to the President what this bill would do to our companies and the economy in general. First the President didn't understand what they were talking about. Then he basically told my boss he was lying. Frankly my boss was embarrassed for him; he clearly had not been briefed and didn't know what was in the bill."</p>
  • LEAKED: Dems Plan Response to Tuesday ObamaCare 2.0 Protests

    03/15/2010 7:25:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 34 replies · 1,933+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | MARCH 15, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Tea Party activists are planning a major rally Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with protesters planning to visit their Congress members' offices to ask them to vote against the health-care bill. Blogger Adam Brickley obtained an e-mail from a staffer in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, telling Democrats how to deal with the protesters: As many of you have read, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, tens of thousands of conservative and Tea Party activists will be on the Hill as part of what they are dubbing a "Surge Against Obamacare." . . . Many of the conservative activists are not opposing...
  • White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races

    A bombshell has just exploded in the 2010 elections. For the second time in five months, the Obama White House is being accused -- by Democrats -- of offering high ranking government jobs in return for political favors. What no one is reporting is that this is a violation of federal law that can lead to prison time, a fine or both, according to Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code. The jobs in question? Secretary of the Navy and a position within the U.S. Agency for International Development. The favor requested in return? Withdrawal from...
  • White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennett Races

    02/22/2010 6:39:37 AM PST · by bogusname · 92 replies · 7,195+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    "Whoever solicits or receives … any….thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both." -- 18 USC Sec. 211 -- Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office
  • Sarah Palin Ain't Ronald Reagan

    02/14/2010 11:35:03 AM PST · by kingattax · 152 replies · 2,276+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2.13.10 | Doug Bandow
    Sarah Palin has undoubted political skills. In fact, that's what one should expect from someone who defeated an incumbent governor in the primary and a former governor in the general election. But her common touch and winning speaking style do not mean she is a reincarnation of Ronald Reagan.
  • There's Something About Sarah

    02/10/2010 10:17:07 AM PST · by Al B. · 14 replies · 968+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Feb. 10, 2011 | Aaron Goldstein
    It has been nearly a year and a half since Sarah Palin became a household name in America and the world over. Despite the fact she was on the bottom half of a losing ticket and hasn't held public office in more than half a year three cable networks provided live coverage of her address to the Tea Party Convention last Saturday night in Nashville. Is there any other private American citizen who could command that sort of undivided attention? The answer is nobody else could and liberals know it all too well. [...] During Reagan's lifetime he was at...
  • The Kennedy Joke (Patches taking more hits)

    02/08/2010 12:04:18 PM PST · by STARWISE · 30 replies · 1,625+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2-8-10 | Daniel Flynn
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy has come out swinging against the man who now sits in the Senate seat his father held for 47 years. Telling a blog for the Hill newspaper that Senator Scott Brown was "in the tank for the Republicans," the Rhode Island Democrat called Brown's candidacy a "joke." The putdown is a familiar one for the Kennedy family. Forty-eight years ago, a thirty-year-old Ted Kennedy heard the same taunt from his primary opponent, Massachusetts Attorney General Edward McCormack: "If his name was Edward Moore, with his qualifications -- with your qualifications, Teddy -- if it was Edward Moore,...
  • Scott Brown: Winning Nicely

    01/15/2010 3:50:36 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 49 replies · 2,137+ views ^ | Jan 15, 2010 | By Robert Stacy McCain
    NEEDHAM, Mass. -- Karen Wright stood behind the counter at Mighty Subs and explained why she plans to vote for Republican Scott Brown in Tuesday's special election. "He loves our chicken parm," Wright said, referring to an Italian-style parmesan chicken sandwich that is a house specialty at the diner near Brown's Senate campaign headquarters here. Brown is a regular at Mighty Subs, which boasts of its oversized sandwiches, "Our Small Is Their Large." Wright says of the three-term state senator, "He's a nice guy, very down-to-earth." Brown's nice-guy likeability may be his strongest advantage in the race to fill the...
  • The Politics of Incompetence (Flight 253 a "political issue", not a security problem)

    12/31/2009 5:49:19 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 93 replies · 4,525+ views
    American Spectator ^ | December 31, 2009 | The Prowler
    <p>On December 26, two days after Nigerian Omar Abdulmutallab allegedly attempted to use underwear packed with plastic explosives to blow up the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight he was on, and as it became clear internally that the Administration had suffered perhaps its most embarrassing failure in the area of national security, senior Obama White House aides, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and new White House counsel Robert Bauer, ordered staff to begin researching similar breakdowns -- if any -- from the Bush Administration.</p>
  • Washington Knows Best

    12/30/2009 5:40:33 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 746+ views
    American Spectator ^ | December 30, 2009 | Peter Ferrara
    The health policy atrocity that Washington Democrats are now finalizing represents an ugly new turn in American politics. From almost the founding of the Republic, we have seen demagogues seek to sway public opinion in their favor with crass arguments appealing to base motives in the electorate, from racism to class warfare to xenophobia. But that is NOT what we are seeing in Washington today, on issues from health care to "global warming" to federal deficits, spending, taxes, welfare, energy, and beyond. What we are seeing in Washington today is much worse. What this mob currently in power is telling...
  • Why Is No One Laughing?

    11/22/2009 7:18:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 1,074+ views
    Spectator.Org ^ | November 22nd 2009
    Why Is No One Laughing? By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. WASHINGTON -- What would the mainstream media's response be if former governor Sarah Palin described China's economic growth to an audience of students in Shanghai as "an accomplishment unparalleled in human history"? That is what the most inexperienced president in modern American history said in Shanghai this week. I wonder if any of the assembled journalists choked. President Barack Obama makes such unhinged pronouncements with the kind of frequency that if he were anyone else he would be set down by the media as a boobie. I take that back....
  • Anita Dunn : Mao Tse Tung Fan ?

    10/16/2009 8:56:13 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies · 1,662+ views
    American Spectator ^ | October 16, 2009 | Joseph Lawler
    Here's a video from Glenn Beck which seems to show interim White House communications director Anita Dunn listing two of her "favorite political philosophers" in a speech: Mother Teresa and... Mao Tse Tung.