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  • Obama: I Had Bigger Rallies Than Trump

    03/16/2016 12:25:39 AM PDT · by bkopto · 102 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Mar 14, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    President Barack Obama says Donald Trump's rallies pale in comparison to the crowds his own drew — including a Missouri event that drew 100,000 — during his first run for the White House. "Sometimes you hear folks say, 'oh, that rally is big,'" Obama said at a Democratic gathering in Texas last Saturday.... SNIP "I say, I don't know. We had some pretty big rallies. In 2008, we had rallies with 50,000, 80,000, 100,000 people. I'm not bragging, I'm just saying we had some big rallies," he said, the Examiner reports. "I'm just saying."
  • Trump Supporter Who Punched Protester: 'Next Time, We Might Have To Kill Him'

    03/10/2016 3:18:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | March 10, 2016 | Staff
    The Trump supporter who was filmed sucker punching a protester during Wednesday's rally in North Carolina said: "Next time, we might have to kill him." Multiple videos show the protester, 26-year-old Rakeem Jones, raising a middle finger to the crowd as security escorted him from the rally - before the unnamed supporter punched him to the ground. INSIDE EDITION tracked down the supporter, 78-year-old John McGraw, who was unrepentant. When asked if he liked the rally, he said: "You bet I liked it. Knocking the hell out of that big mouth." And when asked why he punched the protester, he...
  • Confusion follows Trump flip-flop on key immigration issue

    03/10/2016 9:46:06 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 146 replies
    Mt. Vernon Register-News ^ | March 10, 2016 | Byron York
    Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary across the board, but he did particularly well with the 10 percent of voters who named immigration as the nation's top issue. In addition, some who named other issues -- the economy, national security -- were undoubtedly also concerned about immigration, and Trump's hard line likely helped him with them, too. Which is why people who follow immigration closely were stunned Thursday night when Trump, at the Fox News debate here in Detroit, announced that he has changed his position on one key element of the immigration debate -- the use of H-1B...
  • Donald Trump dominates first national poll of 2016 (Increases lead by 7pts since last poll)

    01/05/2016 5:32:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/5/16 | Nick Gass
    More than half of Donald Trump's supporters say they are strongly committed to voting for him, according to the results of the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online tracking poll released Tuesday, the first national poll of 2016. Overall, the Manhattan mogul commanded the support of 35 percent of the Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters who were surveyed over the past week, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in second place with 18 percent support. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio earned 13 percent, followed by 9 percent for Ben Carson, 6 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 4 percent for New Jersey...
  • Stump 4 Trump Girls On The Debate

    10/31/2015 8:28:31 AM PDT · by Catsrus · 25 replies
    Diamond and Silk with their newest video on Wednesday's debate. Hilarious!

    04/28/2015 7:16:25 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    self ^ | APRL 28, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
  • Ted Cruz '92: Grassroots phenomenon who once seemed destined for the ivory tower

    04/08/2015 9:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | April 8, 2015 | Katherine Oh
    While many now identify Ted Cruz ’92 as the classic example of a conservative populist politician, few still remember a time in his life when he seem destined for the ivory tower or understand how someone so committed to the life of the mind became a grassroots phenomenon. Cruz had already begun thinking about the topic of his senior thesis while he was a freshman, his roommate and debate team partner David Panton ’92 said. “He was 17,” Panton said. “Not too many 17-year-olds were thinking about their thesis their freshman year first of all, and also writing about two...
  • Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

    12/28/2014 7:12:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2014 6:18 PM EST | Julie Pace and Nancy Benac
    It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with the president and skepticism that anything will change in Washington during his final two years in office. Democrats already are checking out Obama’s potential successors. Emboldened Republicans are trying to push aside his agenda in favor of their own. At times this year, Obama seemed ready to move on as well. He rebelled against the White House security “bubble,” telling his Secret Service detail to give him more space. He...
  • Ten quotes: Obama’s journey from ‘yes we can’ to ‘so sue me’

    07/04/2014 5:13:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/4/14 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama has gone from “yes we can” to “so sue me.” The president’s standoffish remark this week about a Republican lawsuit was a reminder of how much Obama’s rhetoric has changed since his 2008 campaign and its promise to deliver a new kind of politics. These ten Obama quotations illustrate the transformation. 1. July 27, 2004: “There's not a liberal America and a conservative America. There's the United States of America.” Obama vaults onto the national stage with a call for unity at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. 2. Feb. 5, 2008: “We know that what began as...
  • Reuters: Obamacare Is Destroying Economy & Creating Nation of Part-Time Workers

    08/20/2013 11:33:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama wanted to fundamentally change America. He is. The Obamacare law is already destroying full-time jobs in America. Democrats rammed through a law that will destroy at least 2 percent of all full-time jobs in America. We are already seeing jobs disappear. Even Reuters can’t hide the truth any longer: U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid. Faltering economic growth at home and abroad and concern that President Barack Obama’s signature health...
  • (Rino) George W. Bush pushes for more immigration

    12/04/2012 1:03:32 PM PST · by Mozilla · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/12 | Neil Munro
    Former President George W. Bush ambled back into the spotlight Tuesday to laud legal immigration, a decade after he helped inflate the real-estate bubble to its 2007 peak while trying to boost homeownership among Hispanics. “America is a nation of immigrants. … Immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow. … They invigorate our soul,” Bush said at the keynote speech of a one-day symposium on immigration’s role in the economy at the Dallas-based George W. Bush Institute. “Growing up in Texas we have had the honor and privilege of meeting many of the newly arrived,” the former president said. “They...
  • For 2016, Bush vs. Clinton

    12/04/2012 2:29:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012
    Jeb Bush in 2016? (CNN) -- For all of our post-2012 election talk about the changing culture, the changing demographics and, perhaps, a changing party, preliminary thoughts out of D.C. about the 2016 election have us headed toward not much change at all: Clinton vs Bush ... again. I am as intrigued by the prospects of these two juggernauts, Jeb and Hillary, locking ideological horns as I am repulsed by the thought of half of my life being dominated by two family names. One, Clinton, has risen from the ashes after the White House. The other name, Bush, is so...
  • Health insurance premiums for NC college students rise 51% under ObamaCare

    09/05/2012 11:53:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/05/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama and his campaign hoped to make ObamaCare their pitch to get younger voters more enthused about the election this year --- a perverse but not forlorn hope, as I'll explain in a minute. That may be even more true in North Carolina, where Democrats are holding their convention this week, and where Obama needs to generate the visible and noticeable excitement among college-age voters that was so apparent in 2008 and has been lacking in 2012. Peter Hamby at CNN reports why that may be a bigger problem for North Carolina college students in particular, as the costs...
  • Texas Anti-Obama Billboard: Bankrupt America Yes We Can!

    08/20/2012 7:28:47 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 16 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/20/2012 | David Bellow
    A friend of mine was driving through Temple, TX when he snapped this picture of a large billboard by the highway. The billboard had a picture of President Obama and it had a simple, clear message: Bankrupt America YES WE CAN!
  • Obama Honors Socialist Leader at White House – Admits He Stole Her “Yes We Can” Slogan (Video)

    05/29/2012 8:26:35 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. During the ceremony today President Obama admitted he stole her slogan “Yes we can!” for his 2008 campaign. (Video at link) ---snip---...Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.” Huerta has claimed, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has spoken fondly of Hugo...
  • Egypt's ElBaradei Ends Bid for Presidency, Citing Continued Autocracy

    01/14/2012 9:38:36 AM PST · by Qbert · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | JANUARY 14, 2012 | Matt Bradley
    CAIRO—Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei on Saturday withdrew his candidacy from Egypt's coming presidential race in protest over the autocratic governance that has persisted under Egypt's post-revolutionary military leadership. Though Mr. ElBaradei wasn't considered among the top contenders for presidential elections scheduled for this spring, his global stature makes his pullout a symbolic blow to the military leadership and its often faltering stewardship of the country's transition to democracy. Mr. ElBaradei's statement on Saturday marks the highest-profile censure of the military's governance since a leading group of generals, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, or SCAF, assumed power from...
  • UNCONSTITUTIONAL: Obama Regime To Cut Off All TV & Radio Broadcasts On November 9th, 2011

    10/25/2011 3:02:21 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 119 replies · 3+ views ^ | October 22, 2011 | David Fontaine
    There is no possible interpretation of this under which this isn't wildly unconstitutional. While the test is only going to be TEMPORARY, I DO NOT TRUST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WITH THIS POWER, NOR SHOULD ANY AMERICAN! No one man should have the ability to shut down ALL RADIO & TV broadcasting. If this were to be done when the Obama Regime actually intended to carry out certain plans to further consolidate and usurp power, rather than a 'test,' it would constitute the grossest violation of the Constitution in American history. It would mark the beginning of a real-live dictatorship...
  • 30 arrested at Bel-Ridge home (Yes We Can Social Club)

    08/15/2011 4:37:02 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 2 replies
    BEL-RIDGE • St. Louis County Police arrested 30 people at a Bel-Ridge house last week while they were executing a search warrant to look for evidence of prostitution, alcohol violations, drugs, and weapons. The house, in the 8800 block of Snowhill Court, was raided early Friday morning by the county's tactical operations, K-9, and special investigating units. The address is listed as the location of the "Yes We Can Social Club" on the Missouri Secretary of State's website. It was incorporated in January for the purposes of "recreation" and says that assets from the corporation would be given "to another...
  • New polls confirm Obama's Democratic base crumbles

    07/26/2011 5:17:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 162 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/26/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    With all of the spotlights on the high-stakes debt maneuverings by President Obama and Speaker John Boehner the last few days, few people noticed what Vermont's Sen. Bernie Sanders said: "I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition." This is political treason 469 days before a presidential election. Yes, yes, this is just a crusty old New England independent for now, albeit one who caucuses loyally with Harry Reid's Democratic posse. But while most of the media focuses on Republican Boehner and the tea party pressures on him to raise the debt limit...
  • Islamist Who Threatened “South Park” Creators Was Obama Campaign Worker

    05/22/2011 1:53:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Rightnetwork ^ | 5/21/2011 | Jim Hoft
    The radicalized knucklehead convicted of threatening the lives of the “South Park” creators signed up as a volunteer for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, but by the time Election Day arrived he had concluded it would be a violation of Islamic law to vote in the U.S. election, according to court records. Wannabe jihadi Zachary Chesser, 21, was sentenced earlier this year to 25 years in federal prison following his guilty plea to making the “South Park” threats as well as providing material support to terrorists (in this case the Somali guerilla group Al-Shabaab). Chesser, pictured in the mug shot...
  • Some "Osama Killed" Celebrations Are Warmed Over Obama 2012 Rallies (Photos) (??)

    05/02/2011 9:05:07 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 44 replies
    NDTV-TV, New Delhi, India ^ | 2 May 2011 | NDTV-New Delhi, India
    Spot the Satanic Obama 2008 logo, again rearing its ugly head?? College students may well have an agenda I would say.Send your photos as well showing a revival of support for "The One" more so then celebrating a united AMERICAN MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCY victory, more of a hoped-for conclusion on the WOT rather than a redoubled effort to proceed even further to get more Jehadi scalps (al-Awaki, al-Zawahiri), and fully support our US military and intelligence agencies first and foremost in the process.
  • Early signs are Obama has to guard his left (Code Pink Obama Bolivia Venezuela Syria Cuba Iran)

    11/15/2008 6:40:03 PM PST · by Syncro · 48 replies · 1,692+ views
    SFGate ^ | November 14, 2008 | Carla Marinucci
    Early signs are Obama has to guard his left Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political WriterFriday, November 14, 2008 (11-13) 17:44 PST -- As he prepares to enter the ring of White House politics, President-elect Barack Obama might need to perfect that left jab just as much as his right hook. Images View Larger Images Not only can the Democratic president-to-be expect the predictable shots from the conservative right, but eventually a pounding from the left if he doesn't deliver "change you can believe in" on issues that concern liberal voters - health care reform, an end to the war in...
  • Clinton: Egypt must transition to democracy

    01/30/2011 11:43:07 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 30, 2011 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. appealed for an orderly transition to lasting democracy in Egypt even as escalating violence in the American ally threatened Mideast stability and put President Barack Obama in a diplomatic bind.
  • Maracay arms factory goes up in smoke!

    01/30/2011 12:15:45 PM PST · by WellyP · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 30 Jan. 2011 | WellyP
    Compania Anonima Venezolana de Industrias Militares EXPLODES!
  • Obama calls foreign leaders about Egypt situation

    01/30/2011 11:59:16 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 30, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has been foreign leaders this weekend to spread word of the U.S. administration's desire for restraint and an orderly transition to a more responsive government in Egypt.
  • Obama Seems Tone-Deaf On Budget Deficit

    01/28/2011 4:56:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 28, 2011 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    The November election sent a clear message to Washington: less government, less debt, less spending. President Obama certainly heard it, but judging from his State of the Union address, he doesn't believe a word of it. The people say they want cuts? Sure they do — in the abstract. But any party that actually dares carry them out will be punished severely. On that, Obama stakes his re-election. No other conclusion can be drawn from a speech that didn't even address the debt issue until 35 minutes in. And then what did he offer? A freeze on domestic discretionary spending...
  • $200 Oil on the Horizon?

    01/28/2011 9:00:43 PM PST · by unseen1 · 87 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | 1/28/2011 | Doug Brady
    Via Eric Bolling of Fox News: The Suez Canal and the Suez Canal pipeline transport about 4.5 million barrels of oil per day between the two, so when oil investors/traders see protesters on tanks in the Suez, it creates panic because they’re concerned about the delicate balance between supply and demand on the world’s oil. Any disruption in oil supply spikes prices, and these events are certainly cause for disruption. Also very important is the geographic location — just across the canal is Saudi Arabia — the world’s largest producer of oil. If this unrest spills over into Saudi Arabia,...
  • Majority of Voters Oppose Federal Bailouts for States

    01/28/2011 9:00:52 PM PST · by speciallybland · 15 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 28, 2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    While a number of states now face serious budget shortfalls, most voters continue to oppose federal bailout funding to help them out. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government should provide bailout funding for states with serious financial problems. Fifty-three percent (53%) oppose individual state bailouts, and another 21% are undecided.
  • Hidden Inflation: Food Prices Flying Under the Fed's Radar

    01/28/2011 1:14:42 PM PST · by FromLori · 52 replies
    Money Morning ^ | 1/28/2011 | JASON SIMPKINS
    Soaring food prices have been, perhaps, the most pressing global issue of the past two years – yet the U.S. Federal Reserve has taken a "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" approach to the global crisis. Instead, the Fed has dutifully maintained its focus on so called "core inflation" in the United States – even as Americans suffer the consequences of the "hidden inflation" the government refuses to account for. The Federal Reserve excludes food and fuel prices from its preferred gauge of inflation because they are often influenced by erratic weather patterns and political turmoil. That...
  • THE STORM UNLEASHED UPON AMERICA...We can & will beat it back!

    07/18/2010 1:14:43 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 July 2010 | Jeff Head
    THE STORM UNLEASHED UPON AMERICAOn YouTube at: We can and will beat this storm back...YES WE CAN...YES WE WILL! Neuter them in 2010, send them packing in 2012!
  • Communism on the March

    06/11/2010 2:50:51 PM PDT · by palmer · 22 replies · 645+ views
    FInancial Sense Online ^ | 6.11.2010 | J. R. Nyquist
    Have you ever been to the Website of the Communist Party USA? It's worth studying, if only to compare the policy positions taken by the Communists with your own. Are you a fellow traveler? Are you a friend or ally of the left? Perhaps, up until now, you have been following the party line unwittingly. And what, pray tell, is the party line? "A better world is possible," says the Communist Party USA, "a world where people come before profits. That's socialism. That's our vision." The Communists also want us to support the elimination of America's nuclear arsenal through the...
  • Senator Jim DeMint: Constitution of No

    06/08/2010 1:29:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 54+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | June 8, 2010 | Senator Jim DeMint
    Constitution of NoIf President Obama’s motto is “Yes, we can,” the Constitution’s is “No, you can’t.”  When a reporter asked House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) during a press conference last year where the Constitution granted Congress the authority to enact an individual health-insurance mandate, she answered, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Speaker Pelosi then dismissed the question and moved on to the next reporter. This exchange illustrates the way “yes we can” liberals treat the Constitution: They simply ignore it when it gets in the way of their big-government bailouts and takeovers. Democrats have always been the “party...
  • Hundreds protest immigration law in Arizona

    04/25/2010 9:50:38 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 85 replies · 2,923+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/25/2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) -- Hundreds of people gathered outside Arizona's Capitol building on Sunday in a largely peaceful protest against the state's tough new immigration law. Chanting "Yes we can," waving American flags and holding signs reading "We have rights" and "We are human," demonstrators kept up a festive spirit as they denounced the bill signed Friday by Gov. Jan Brewer. The new law requires police to determine whether a person is in the United States legally. It also requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there is reason...
  • Dallas City Council renames downtown street for César Chávez, votes to curb parking-boot companies

    02/11/2010 10:19:18 AM PST · by Badabing Badablonde · 13 replies · 536+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/10/10 | Rudolph Bush
    The Dallas City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to rename a short stretch of a downtown street for civil rights hero and farm labor champion César Chávez, capping two years of struggle often rooted in raw feelings over race, culture and a changing city. < snip > At City Hall and around Dallas, the process to rename a street for Chávez engendered hard feelings among proponents and opponents alike. But the mood in the City Council chambers was buoyant Wednesday, with Hispanic leaders joining with black, Asian and other minority groups in a standing ovation when the vote was taken. Several...
  • A Very Funny Obama Parody (Israel YES Cable Channel Advertisement)

    01/24/2010 9:28:02 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 1,035+ views
    Obama And Michelle Do A Musical Number
  • Obama musical set to open in Germany (Oh gawd I got to throw up)

    01/13/2010 11:49:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies · 1,456+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 13, 2010
    BERLIN – A musical about Barack Obama's "Yes we can" election campaign premieres in Germany this weekend, including love songs by the president to his wife Michelle and duets with Hillary Clinton.
  • Obama's 47 Percent Approval Lowest of Any President at This Point

    12/08/2009 7:26:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies · 2,746+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 8, 2009
    President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term. President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term. The new low comes as Obama enters the home stretch in his push to enact his signature initiative, an overhaul of the nation's health care system, and escalates America's involvement in the Afghanistan war. Below are comparable ratings for other presidents since Gallup began...
  • OBAMA Starting To Feel The Heat From Blacks On Jobs

    12/08/2009 7:03:15 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 42 replies · 1,439+ views
    The Grio ^ | 8 December 2009 | Javier David
    On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced a new spate of measures aimed at jumpstarting an economy suffering from record levels of unemployment, and designed to complement last Thursday's jobs summit in Washington. While last week's event was greeted with a healthy dose of skepticism in some quarters, critics may find succor in at least a few of the proposals floated by the president...
  • Fight With Police Officers Caught On Tape (Yes we can!)

    10/01/2009 8:54:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies · 2,652+ views
    Ozarks First ^ | 30 SEP 09 | dcbryan1
    A Cape Girardeau police officer got more than he bargained for when he answered a call about shots fired. What he found when he arrived was a large street fight. As you can see, when he went to arrest one suspect a woman approaches the officer. He pushed her away and when she came back again swinging, the officer punched her. The Cape Girardeau Police Chief stands by what the officer did saying there's always a fear that a person will go for the officer's weapon. "Of course the major fear is that person may try to go for the...
  • Candidate Obama didn't think so on his 'Yes, we can!' campaign slogan

    09/21/2009 9:59:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 457+ views ^ | Sept. 19, 2009 | Larry Mcshane
    Yes we can? Barack Obama wasn't sure at first. The President initially blanched when his now-famous campaign slogan was first introduced by political guru David Axelrod during the 2004 Illinois Senate race, a new book reports. "I don't like it. Come on," Obama was quoted as saying in "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage," by author Christopher Andersen. Obama felt the catch phrase was "childish" and "corny," and even asked his staff to find something else - until his wife, Michelle, convinced him otherwise, the book reports. "It will work," she said, swaying the future President. "Trust me."...
  • Landslide election result breaks LDP hold on Japan after five decades

    08/30/2009 1:27:58 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 41 replies · 1,863+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/30/2009 | Julian Ryall in Tokyo
    Japan's Democratic Party has won a resounding general election victory, surpassing the 241 seats required for a majority less than two-and-a-half hours after polling stations closed. The outgoing Liberal Democratic Party had just 57 of the 480 seats being contested and Taro Aso, the prime minister, said he would resign as party leader to take responsibility for the debacle. Photographers are pictured in front of posters of Democratic Party politicians "The result of the election is very severe," he said in a press conference in Tokyo. "I believe this is the judgement of the public and we have to accept...
  • ZOT is the answer!

    08/14/2009 8:51:52 PM PDT · by johns777 · 106 replies · 4,333+ views
    Apparently there have been some 'Snake-Oil' salespersons selling Jesus as a cure-all. For instance I am acquainted with two individuals who profess to be Christians. One is a confessed thief and the other a habitual liar (people pleaser). These two expect God to 'fix' them. So if God chose to take on that responsibility then the next morning the thief wakes and reaches up to scratch his nose only to discover his hands are missing and the liar is unable to speak as his tongue is missing. I don't know anything but I'm pretty sure we're still responsible for our...
  • From 'Yes, We Can' to 'No! Don't!'(Obama...has united the Republican Party)

    08/16/2009 3:38:18 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 55 replies · 2,785+ views ^ | AUGUST 15, 2009 | By PEGGY NOONAN
    >-snip-< What a disaster this health-care debate is. It strains, stresses and pierces, it unnecessarily agitates and is doomed to be the cause of further agitation. Who doubts the final bill will be something between a pig in a poke and three-card Monte? Which is too bad, because our health-care system actually needs to be made better. *** There are smart and experienced people who say whatever the mess right now, the president will get a bill of some sort because he has the brute numeric majority. A rising number say no, this thing has roused such ire he won't...
  • From 'Yes, We Can,' to 'No! Don't! [Peggy Noonan]

    08/16/2009 8:33:28 AM PDT · by FromLori · 15 replies · 1,422+ views
    WSJ ^ | 8/14/09
    When George W. Bush did town halls like that—full of people who'd applaud if he said tomorrow we bring democracy to Saturn—it was considered a mark of manipulation and insecurity. The first question was from a Democratic state representative from Dover named Peter Schmidt. He began, "One of the things you've been doing in your campaign to change the situation is you've been striving for bipartisanship." "Right," the president purred. They were really holding his feet to the fire. "My question is," Mr. Schmidt continued, "if the Republicans actively refuse to participate in a reasonable way with reasonable proposals, isn't...
  • From 'Yes, We Can,' to 'No! Don't!'

    08/14/2009 7:38:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 59 replies · 1,662+ views
    Wall Street Journal Opinion ^ | August 14, 2009 | Peggy Noonan
    Don't strain the system. Don't add to the national stress level. Don't pierce when you can envelop. Don't show even understandable indignation when you can show legitimate regard. Realize that the ties that bind still bind but have grown dryer and more worn with time. They need to be strengthened, not strained. Govern knowing we are a big, strong, mighty nation, a colossus that is, however, like all highly complex, highly wired organisms, fragile, even at places quite delicate. Don't overburden or overexcite the system. America used to have fringes, one over here and the other over there. The fringes...
  • In the political paraphernalia department, "Yes, we can" is becoming "No, he can't."

    08/11/2009 6:32:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 967+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/11/2009
    In the political paraphernalia department, "Yes, we can" is becoming "No, he can't." Anti-Obama memorabilia - from T-shirts to bumper stickers to buttons - is increasingly emerging in the marketplace as the president's economic and health care policies polarize supporters and detractors. While "Mama for Obama" was a popular slogan during the 2008 election cycle, that design has been retooled with angry and fickle disenchantment: "To the Mama for Obama - thanks for the tax hike." The "Audacity of Hope," the title of Mr. Obama's popular book, has been replaced by the "Audacity of Hype." "It really started peaking about...
  • Obama Town Hall: "I Don't Want People To Think We Got A Bunch Of Plants In Here" (Video)

    08/11/2009 11:29:30 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 37 replies · 1,772+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/11/09 | talkradio03
    This was the biggest 30 minutes of complete propaganda known to man, how bout that first question from the girl? Those mean signs outside? good grief....
  • Tickets for change: President to discuss health plan with select audience

    08/11/2009 10:21:07 AM PDT · by dervish · 78 replies · 5,463+ views
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | 8/11/09 | Geoff Cunningham Jr.
    PORTSMOUTH — Having spent four years living with England's government-run health care system, longtime Republican Dave Best says he isn't sold on President Barack Obama's plan for reform. However, he's willing to listen. Best, 57, of Bow was among the hundreds who traveled to Portsmouth High School on Monday to pick up their tickets for today's "Town Hall" forum, where Obama will pitch his plan during a visit to the Port City. Organizers are expecting large crowds both inside and outside the high school, which will play host to a national debate that has some pushing for reform and many...
  • LA Weekly Immediately Goes To The Race Card Over Obama Joker Image.....

    08/03/2009 4:09:52 PM PDT · by floor sweeper · 79 replies · 6,052+ views
    Is anyone surprised ?
  • Keep it Local. Keep it Real. [ Keep That Ego]

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