John McCain and Lindsey Graham are on a fool´s errand. The hawkish GOP senators have launched a pre-emptive strike against Susan Rice, the U.N. ambassador, who is a contender to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once Clinton quits her job as the nation´s top diplomat. With President Obama winding down the Afghanistan war over their protests, McCain, R-Ariz., and Graham, R-S.C., have now opened a domestic front against the president´s foreign policy by going after Rice. They couch their opposition to her in an overblown objection to Rice´s inaccurate characterization of the Sept. 11 attack
Comments: She told a bald face lie, over and over again. I guess pointing that out is ´war language´.
Way to go, guys! Keep it up! Let´s make sure we never get a Republican President again. She said what she was told to say. She didn´t alter the CIA report herself. It is foolish to go after her as a surrogate for Obama. If O wants her in his cabinet - LET him! Should we really care if he wants to surround himself with sycophantic fools? She can´t do any more damage than O himself...
There is a long list of reasons to oppose Rice, Benghazi is merely the cherry on top. Just in Africa, Samantha Power referred to her as a bystander to genocide during the ´94 slaughter in Rwanda. She blocks any UN action against current Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who finances and supplies Congolese terror group M23, a group that uses child soldiers. Any ally or old friend that commits atrocities is given a free pass. Democrats are not going to give her enough votes to be confirmed. She´s more fit to be Idi Amin´s wife than SOS.
Sorry #1, it does not matter what we do so we should just do the right thing.
All of us should get used to this. Notice how few white heterosexual white males have been pushed into political life on the left lateley? There haven´t been any and this column is the reason why. As long as the appointee/Spokesman/party hack is from a bona fide victims group any opposition can be labeled an ism of some sort. Racism, sexism, homophobism, anti islamiacism etc etc etc. The left has not defended any of their leaders on merit in years, only on the supposed bigotry of the right.
This is the intellectual bankruptcy of the left. Grievance group membership is the only defining force of character. The correct opinion can only be voiced by a victims group or agreed to by non victims. And in the lefty world of today there are only virtuous and angellic victims and evil disgusting bigoted republicans.
How long before criticizing a woman politician becomes a hate crime? McCain has every right to hammer Rice. She lied an everyone knows it. However, the GOP will back down because that`s what they always do...
The left aways comes up with something when they are pushing an incompetent fool. It´s gender, it´s race, it´s this, it´s that. The Republicans are waging a war on (you just name it) Enough, do what is the right thing for the country. Just because the left says it doesn´t make it so, the electorate is already brain dead.
Because she is democrat she is being picked on by the mean white republican men. This is the very reason that I can not stomach purchasing this trashy newpaper (USA Today). The demoncrats (male and female) trashed Sarah Palin for saying the truth. Susan Rice is a lier and imcompetent she doesn´t even deserve the position that is in now.
In 2012, blacks, women and hispanics cannot be questioned. They are Imperial doncha know? I will not vote for any woman for any office for the next 10 years, AND I am a woman. They are screwing up the country. Arabs have no respect for women, the ME is on fire, and we have had THREE wimpy ineffective women for SOS. Time for real change. America sure seemed a better place when only old, white men were running it.
Liberal women are weaklings used by liberal men. Rice, supposedly an expert on Africa, couldn´t figure out, just with common sense, that this was an al qaeda hit? Our intelligence agencies thought they could hide this fact from the American people? (going along with obama´s fairytale is aiding and abetting) Stupid rice should have wondered why SHE was the chosen one for the tv shows. Time for her to retire (perhaps MA could offer her an important job that she is unfit to do but garners a lot of money and power).
WASHINGTON – While President Obama continues his cross country pitch on the merits of his landmark health care law, dismal new data shows only five people in the D.C. area have signed up for the Affordable Care Act – or ObamaCare. The enrollment data from the four health insurance companies participating the D.C. exchange was released Friday by Republicans Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Orrin Hatch of Utah. “A lot of Americans are getting cancellation notices from their current health care plan but they haven’t been able to enroll in a new plan,” Grassley said in a written statement.
To say the October jobs report was a surprise doesn´t begin to scratch the surface. Not only did the headline reading on this most-important economic barometer come in twice as strong as analysts were expecting, but the monthly snapshot of American labor has once again found a way to simultaneously encourage, confuse, anger and confound -- depending on where you look. (Snip) "It´s a weird report" says Zachary Karabell, the head of global strategy at Envestnet and founder of River Twice Research in the attached video. "It´s people tending bar. It´s lower wage retail jobs. It´s lower wage health services
WASHINGTON — Enrollment for health insurance on state-run exchanges has been low in the first month, as officials in various states cite website glitches, a months-away deadline and even the government shutdown as reasons for the low numbers. Officials from 13 of the 15 states with their own exchanges, said 757,000 have registered for the exchanges, but only 139,170 people have bought or enrolled in health insurance plans. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the number of new insurance customers through the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, will also be
His serial lie exposed by an even more persistent truth, President Obama is now blaming “bad apple” insurance companies for the fact that millions of Americans may lose the very health coverage he repeatedly promised they could keep. (Snip) Those price increases will vary from policy to policy and place to place, but the Manhattan Institute estimates that that Obamacare will increase the cost of new individual policies by an average of 41 percent, with the steepest hikes imposed on the very people the law needs to attract most: the young and healthy. At PHP, those increases could range from
DENVER - More than 200,000 Coloradans are losing their health insurance because of the federal overhaul, the state Division of Insurance reported Thursday in a count of lives on health plans canceled by 23 carriers in the wake of new requirements. The Division announced Wednesday that 106,083 people are on plans in the individual market that are getting canceled for reasons connected to the federal law. Another 143,116 people are on canceled plans in the small-group market. They’re being directed to shop for new health insurance on Connect For Health Colorado, the state-run insurance marketplace. In some cases, the insurance
Bill de Blasio’s liberal policies aren’t the only thing on display as he moves onto the national stage as New York’s mayor-elect. His family’s hair is also front and center. For those just tuning in: Wife Chirlane McCray’s long dreadlocks are often pulled into a smart, flowing ponytail. Son Dante’s famously large Afro stands triumphant. His daughter, Chiara, wears her loose, kinky locks framed with a band of roses. For a rare instant in the nation’s electoral history, the African American hair politic is on full display. The hair aesthetic of de Blasio’s family speaks to the political moment and
President Obama´s poll numbers have hit just about the lowest point of his presidency. They started sinking after the Obamacare website´s miserable debut last month. Now, only around 40 percent of Americans think Obama is doing a good job. More thanhalf disapprove of his performance. (A year ago, the numbers were the opposite.) It seems obvious to say that a high approval rating helps a president, while a low approval rating hurts him. But here are five reasons Obama´s numbers might not be as troublesome as they sound. He Was Never Popular With Congress Anyway A high approval rating can
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius predicted Wednesday that the October enrollment figures released next week will likely be “quite low” after consumers have struggled to access the online marketplace for Obamacare. “The enrollment numbers which we will release next week, which will be the first month of enrollment, are likely to be quite low given that struggles people have had getting access to the site and getting information,” Sebelius said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday. “I’m hoping that with the site improvement we’ll see more robust numbers, but until the site is fully improved and we
Washington - There was glamorous Jackie, of course. And mother Rose, who nurtured his White House ambitions. And all the others: a movie star, a teenaged intern, a mistress with Mafia ties and more. Without a doubt, John F. Kennedy -- whose assassination 50 years ago this month still looms large in the American consciousness -- had a complicated relationship with women, many women. Either he embraced them as pillars of strength on his journey to the US presidency, or he toyed with them to satisfy a unfathomable libido, in a "Mad Men" era when alpha males called the shots.
London - Queen Elizabeth II´s favourite dog breed, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, is at risk of disappearing, Britain´s Kennel Club breeders´ association has warned. Known for their short legs and yappy voices, the herding dogs have been favoured by the British monarchy since the 1930s and the queen, 87, has raised dozens herself. But the Kennel Club said that with just 241 Pembroke Welsh Corgis registered in Britain this year, the breed is on its "at watch" list and is set to be classed as a "vulnerable native breed" by January. "It looks unlikely to reach the 300 registrations needed to
NEW YORK - New York might be known as the city that never sleeps, but the leading candidate for mayor is the kind of New Yorker who likes to sleep in. Bill de Blasio, the Democrat who polls suggest will win a landslide victory on Tuesday over Republican Joe Lhota, arrived late on Saturday to a 11:30 a.m. campaign event and told supporters he overslept, according to local media accounts. "I got a call at five in the morning that threw off my sleep cycle," he said. "I am not a morning person." Lhota, trailing by some 40 points in
CBS News is learning the Obama administration knew of the risks associated with the Obamacare rollout well before last month. Three years ago, a trusted Obama health care adviser warned the White House it was losing control of Obamacare. A memo obtained by CBS News said strong leadership was missing and the law´s successful implementation was in jeopardy. The warnings were specific and dire -- and ignored. (Snip) Cutler wrote no one was in charge who had any experience in complex business start-ups. He also worried basic regulations, technology and policy coordination would fail. "You need to have people who
‘If you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period.” How serious was this lie, repeated by Barack Obama with such beguiling regularity? Well, how would the Justice Department be dealing with it if it had been uttered by, say, the president of an insurance company rather than the president of the United States? Fraud is a serious federal felony, usually punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment — with every repetition of a fraudulent communication chargeable as a separate crime. In computing sentences, federal sentencing guidelines factor in such considerations as the dollar value
In March 2010, Barack Obama placed a giant bet on the docility and stupidity of the American people, when he decided in the face of three huge electoral warnings to force his health plan down the unwilling throats of the American people. And by November 2013, it was clear he had lost. It was not going to work. It would never be popular. And it was falling apart on its own. The HealthCare.gov website unveiled on October 1 had immediate problems, which were quickly revealed as the tip of the iceberg, as many worse things lay below. “If you like
WASHINGTON — President Obama was seething. Two weeks after the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov, Mr. Obama gathered his senior staff members in the Oval Office for what one aide recalled as an “unsparing” dressing-down. The public accepts that technology sometimes fails, the president said, but he had personally trumpeted that HealthCare.gov would be ready on Oct. 1, and it wasn’t. “If I had known,” Mr. Obama said, according to the aide, “we could have delayed the website.” Mr. Obama’s anger, described by a White House that has repeatedly sought to show that the president was
Hillary Clinton remains the most formidable presidential nomination frontrunner for a non-incumbent in the modern era. (snip)The only candidate in my mind who could catch fire, Massachusetts´ Senator Liz Warren, has already declared her support for Clinton. In fact, every single female Democratic senator is behind Clinton. What a difference that is from 2008. Much of the establishment was actually encouraging Obama to run in 2008. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid weren´t backing Clinton. Claire McCaskill´s endorsement of Obama in 2008 was particularly memorable. All three of them are now openly pleading for and endorsing Clinton for 2016.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, I regret very much that what we intended to do, which is to make sure that everybody is moving into better plans because they want ´em, as opposed to because they´re forced into it. That, you know, we weren´t as clear as we needed to be in terms of the changes that were taking place. And I want to do everything we can to make sure that people are finding themselves in a good position -- a better position than they were before this law happened. Keep in mind that most of the folks who are
President Barack Obama addressed the healthcare.gov website´s chronic dysfunctions Friday by quipping that he would fix it himself, ´but I don´t write code.´ The self-deprecating line came during a speech in New Orleans about shoring up U.S. exports through American port cities. But the moment also jokingly cast the president--perhaps unintentionally--as a hands-on administrator rather than the aloof executive that White House insiders have described in news articles, broadcast interviews and books. [Snip] Obama waited for audience laughter, but it didn´t come. His brief turn to address his calamitous health insurance overhaul included an admission that the Affordable Care Act
NBC´s Chuck Todd scored a huge interview with President Obama Thursday and opened things by immediately drilling down on the president´s relentlessly repeated lie that under ObamaCare you can keep your current insurance plan if you like it. The full interview is even more impressive than the clips that have been going around. Even after he elicits a "sorry" out of Obama, Todd keeps after the point for almost ten minutes. Ultimately, though, Todd came away with the impression that Obama doesn´t believe he lied. And Todd is probably right, which is a little unnerving. During his own interview on the Hugh
Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss in the Virginia gubernatorial race has become the latest battleground in the war between the so-called Republican establishment and Tea Party-type insurgents. The “establishment” blames the Tea Party induced government shutdown for alienating Virginians, a great many of whom work for the federal government. The insurgents blame the Republican Party for not providing enough money to Cuccinelli’s campaign. Some suggest that the “establishment” wanted Cuccinelli to lose out of spite and/or so it could blame the shutdown for his defeat. What does the Cuccinelli campaign have to say about this? Its chief strategist, Chris LaCivita, blames
In their new book ”Who’s Bigger: Where Historical Figures Really Rank,” computer scientist Steven Skiena and former Google engineer Charles B. Ward rank the 100 most significant people in world history using an algorithm they created. What goes into the algorithm? It’s complicated. If you really want to know the math behind it, read the book. Or you can learn a little about it here. But click below to see who makes the top 100 — then let us know who the list should and should not have been included in the comment section.
NEW ORLEANS- President Obama vented his frustration with his broken healthcare insurance website Friday, joking that he “wanted to go in and fix it myself but I don’t write code.” “We’ve had this problem with the website,” Obama told a crowd during a visit to the Port of New Orleans. “I’m not happy about that but we’re working overtime to make sure it gets fixed. I promise.” The president’s brief comments on his struggling healthcare law came amid a call for bipartisan cooperation on his economic proposals. Obama argued that investment in roads, bridges and ports should gain broad support
Tom Cruise has never been shy about expressing his beliefs, and in a recent deposition, the actor said he believed acting was as hard as fighting a war. Cruise sat with lawyers to be deposed for his case against Bauer Publishing for stories two of its publications printed following his divorce from Katie Holmes, articles that stated he had "abandoned" his daughter Suri. During the deposition, a lawyer questioned Cruise about remarks his camp had made equating his work and inability to see daughter Suri to fighting in Afghanistan. "That´s what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal.
Senate Democrats, hoping to move beyond the disastrous rollout of the new health care law, plan to pivot to legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage by nearly $3, to over $10 an hour. Democratic lawmakers met privately Thursday to discuss proposals, including one by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, a nearly 40 percent increase. It would also would tie wage levels to inflation. Democratic senators weighed the plan after being deluged with letters and calls from constituents complaining that Obamacare has cost them their chosen health care plans and required