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Obama’s Tedious Act
Grown Old and Stale

Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/30/2013 5:01:43 AM

A new Gallup poll finds President Obama’s approval rating at 39 percent and his disapproval rating at 54 percent. But it’s not just that the public is increasingly displeased with the job Mr. Obama is doing; they are growing weary of the whole packaged deal. They are frustrated with the president, his style, his attitude, his approach to the job. The Boston Herald reports: President Obama’s tanking approval rating in newly released polls shows Americans are tired of his whining, according to some experts, who also see a fighting chance for Republicans to rack up coast-to-coast victories in the 2014 midterm congressional


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/30/2013 6:28:59 AM     (No. 9672399)

There´s nobody thatcanget uyou to flick channels than this joker or his wife coming onthere andthishasbeen going on for quite a while Evrything he says is preditable and makes you skin crawl.Everything he says he wants to do is the opposite of what wouldreally work.

For one thing he could set aside billions fo rnew home construction with no strings attached for the builders.They´re forcing home builders to build a certain % for low income people. They´re making them pay environmental impact fees and in some cases installing sprinkler systems.

They really don´t want new homes because they don´t want whites to have anywhere to go once they force feed lofos into decent neighborhoods,which is coming down the pike.They also know home building helps the middle class more than anyone.The construction boom around DC is fine because most will go to go´t workers and lobbyists.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/30/2013 6:33:45 AM     (No. 9672403)

This article is absolutely correct in saying that Obama has lost his magic touch in persuading the people to follow his
"Pied Piper" charisma. But it is wrong to imply that Obama´s power grab is winding down. The key to predicting this administrations future is the appointment of Podesta. Podesta believes in "executive orders." That means going around Congress and doing what Obama wants to do without worrying about the will of the people.

This rough ride isn´t winding down. It´s about to get a lot rougher.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/30/2013 7:29:42 AM     (No. 9672445)

I have to agree with #2. There is no way Obama and his supporters are going to slow down their agenda. Their goal is destruction and in their minds they are succeeding. You don´t hire someone like Podesta for any other reason than to put the peddle to the metal. People may be waking up to the reality of an imperial president but there is much more damage he can do before he leaves office. Podesta will wage war against Republicans like you have never seen before. They will go all in for this last push to fundamentally change this country. The only fly in the ointment for them is the failure of Obamacare, but it may be the one thing that ironically will save this country. Obama´s signature legislation is so hated, it has to give them pause and us hope.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Passion, 12/30/2013 7:31:34 AM     (No. 9672447)

Peter Wehner is an establishment tool….probably later to realize what Obama was about than 99% of L.dotters…is there any chance this is really worth reading?????

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/30/2013 7:32:46 AM     (No. 9672448)

Republicans in Congress and even a lot of conservative media continue to underestimate Obama and still cannot quite bring themselves to call this what it is. Obama´s intent is to bring this country down and convert it to European Socialism. His whining isn´t the issue. His actions are.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sagman, 12/30/2013 7:37:32 AM     (No. 9672451)

Cabinet of Ludicrousities - Part 1

OBAMA: Ok, folks, let´s begin. Except for AG Holder, you represent the first entirely recessed Cabinet in American history. Do me proud.

I know you´re all wondering why I chose you. Two answers: first, time to shake things up; second, no consequences. Republicans can´t stop me, I ignore the courts, and I don´t answer to the voters any more.

MICHELLE: I´m his Gatekeeper. Cross me and I´ll cut your budget 10% and feed your liver to our dog.

Now, file past and kiss the president´s ring. Speak only if he asks whether you agree with him, and the answer is always ´´yes.´´ This will be your last direct contact with the president. Expect to be terminated for keeping him informed about what he doesn´t want to know.

OBAMA: [looking at TV news feed on his BlackBerry] What the heck is going on over by the South Lawn? Protesters? Wait, there´s a sign: ´´Impeach Obama.´´

Eric, I thought you said Operation Constitution Overreach would condition Americans to accept my abuse of the presidency?

HOLDER: We moved too quickly in dissolving the House and detaining Speaker Boehner and his family, sir. The movement to rein you in is gaining traction.

OBAMA: Hmm. Jay, get General Farrakhan on the horn. He´s at the Nation of Islam Training Center on Parris Island.

CARNEY: Line 3, sir.

OBAMA: Louis! How are you? Yes, God is great.

Listen, when will the first units of my new Civilian National Security Force graduate?

Fine. Assign them to hotspots in Orange County, California; Lubbock, Texas; Oklahoma City; and here in D. C.

Yes, of course, armed.

No, no rubber bullets. Supply them with hollow points drawn from Homeland Security´s domestic stockpile.


[signs off, then logs on to ESPN]

MICHELLE: Barack, the meeting!

Continued at


Adapted from material in You hear Me, Barack?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Elvira, 12/30/2013 7:46:56 AM     (No. 9672468)

Ha! Brilliant as always, Sagman!

I´ll be getting back to you!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 12/30/2013 7:48:45 AM     (No. 9672471)

In a conversation with Ben Stein, John R. Coyne, Jr., had this to say about V. Putin and what a job he has done in restoring the prestige of Russia. "Without a booming economy, without a military anywhere near ours, Putin has made Russia a major power that constantly trumps our aces that Obama is too naive and conflicted to even play. John summed it up in words I will try to recall. “He is truly of the country of Russia,” John said. “He is one of them.” Not an outsider or aloof like Mr. Obama, not at all ashamed of his country’s horrifying past and brutal present but a real son of Russia and rules accordingly. A worrisome but impressive guy. We could learn much from him. His now ex-wife will never say she’s ashamed of being a Russian."
So there you have, two anti-Americans in the WH with no heartbeat for our country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/30/2013 8:00:23 AM     (No. 9672490)

"Time and tide wait for no man."

"The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife."
-Barack Hussein Obama

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Buttercup82, 12/30/2013 8:06:33 AM     (No. 9672508)

It grew old and stale in 2009.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 12/30/2013 8:12:46 AM     (No. 9672517)

And as the failures of the Obama presidency continue to multiply and his record of incompetence becomes even more indisputable, will Mr. Obama become more aggrieved, more prickly, and more detached from reality?

Thank God for his failures. Just imagine how much worse things would be if he had success.

A large percentage of voters surmised he was incompetent due to his lack of real accomplishments. But those who were vocal were vilified as racist, and thus dismissed by the shapers of public opinion.

Dare I now use those unforgettable words of a supposed man of God? - "The chickens are coming home to roost."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 12/30/2013 8:15:05 AM     (No. 9672523)

Hah! Pajama Boy President?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/30/2013 8:17:57 AM     (No. 9672528)

Like others here, the worse is yet to come from Obama and his minions. He doesn´t care about the polls; no matter if he reaches zero favorability, he stills enjoys the perks of the office. And since he won´t be dragged feet first out of the Oval Office and the Republican Party is his co-conspirator - the executive orders will continue and in mass.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/30/2013 8:35:28 AM     (No. 9672572)

He was old and stale to me when I saw a family portrait. His dumb racist wife, always in your face, doesn´t help either.
The Obama cabal is far from finished. Podesta was brought in for a reason.
The communist mantra "from the barrel of a gun" just might be the next move. Sagman has it right.
These are communist, American haters on the move and will not stop.
Whining is just who he is, a Pajama Boy President.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mulhaven, 12/30/2013 8:54:49 AM     (No. 9672605)

Obama was a boring offensive punk from the start. Nothing has changed since. Nothing is going to change except more people may be willing to accept the fact and be willing to do something about it. There may not even be a Washington politician willing to take a stand against this abusive president even though Obma is an exceptionally weak person. Is it cowardice, or is it that they are attracted to totalitarianism?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/30/2013 8:55:31 AM     (No. 9672606)

Let us hope the Infant Leopard-King is incapable of changing his spots.

Keep digging in your litterbox, pussy-cat.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: M2, 12/30/2013 9:22:18 AM     (No. 9672647)

...he has laid the blame for his failures on his predecessor, the congressional GOP, the Tea Party, conservative talk radio hosts, millionaires and billionaires, Wall Street, Japanese tsunamis, the Arab Spring, Fox News, and more. Those excuses no longer work–

Bada-bing. Truth to tell, his blame game is unattractive in anyone, let alone the president of the United States.

Now, everyone predicts he´ll blame Republicans or someone else, or that "he just found out about it in the news". It´s become such a joke that he isn´t credible and in fact, is singularly objectionable on every level.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/30/2013 9:25:37 AM     (No. 9672652)

Communism is a key to understanding this mess we´re in. Lenin knew the key in the revolution was to COLLAPSE AUTHORITY . Our Alinsky, Soros Jaret cabal are succeeding in the collapse of authority. The ruination of their own ObamaFraud is sussessfully collapsing, bring unnecessary misery and death while we

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/30/2013 9:27:41 AM     (No. 9672653)

He has 3 years left to finish what he started and the realization that people are on to him makes him more dangerous.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/30/2013 9:31:56 AM     (No. 9672661)

When I asked a retired Marine NCO--an Obama supporter, of all things--what he thought of his boy these days, he glossed over the question by blaming the sorry state of America on ALL pols. He´s right, of course, but ignoring the intentional damage Zippy has done to this country is a disgrace.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 12/30/2013 9:40:15 AM     (No. 9672674)

And what did you expect from a skinny-armed commie loving little girl that is being directed by the one world government dudes

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Reply 22 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/30/2013 9:46:05 AM     (No. 9672685)

While we look on dumbly without having a clue.
Everything they do is "prepare for chaos", prepare for a new condition that makes martial law look like a family picnic. What is the worst that can happen? All of Congress, the media, Hollywood, the silent never mentioned army of lobbyists and their quietly privileged corporations and financials, all of these groups are in on it, or else they´d all be screaming in protest. How many of the elite have prepared escape plans at the ready.
That would make an interesting investigative story.

The Mormons, patriots, survivalists, doom and gloomers, mountaineers, bikers, hunters, have finally become timely. We can learn enough of the basics about survival, watching DUCK DYNASTY. They ain´t waitin´ for the next propaganda newscast, that´s for sure !

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 12/30/2013 10:03:51 AM     (No. 9672717)

Wow! This article is truly astounding!

For those of you not familiar with Peter Wehner - - he is a far leftist, metrosexual girlyman. The type who always sucks up to leftist icons - - like the Kennedys, Clintons, and 0bamas.

He´s Chris Matthews - - without the peroxide.

For Wehner to write an opinion like this is quite amazing. Could the tide actually be turning against our hard-commie president? Stay tuned - - - - -

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Reply 24 - Posted by: sixtiesdude, 12/30/2013 10:16:54 AM     (No. 9672731)

Got to straighten this out once and for all: D-Rats are constantly called "DemocratICS" (not Democrats) so then R-Rats should be called "RepublicanICS."

Both parties deserve "ICS" as part of their names. Or neither does.

Journalism, people!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 12/30/2013 10:26:44 AM     (No. 9672744)

Obama´s star will rise again, most probably after his term of office. He´ll be the new Mandela for the blacks. He´ll even edge up while he´s still with us, supported whole heartedly by the 40% plant life, his base.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/30/2013 10:34:16 AM     (No. 9672752)

I´m familiar with Peter Wehner, and he´s hardly a far leftist, or any kind of leftist.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: OhMy, 12/30/2013 10:46:24 AM     (No. 9672770)

What we need is a GOP with some guts who put up impeachment resolutions every month along with the repeal Obamacare votes. They may not succeed right away but some of the RATS are starting to crack and this could become a flood if the GOP puts out Ads highlighting the vulnerable RATS who are protecting Obama. If the GOP would fight rather than give up in advance they could win. Along with impeachment they must stand firm on the next debt ceiling battle in Feb. When Obama says it is a default to not let him spend all he wants debunk it for God´s sake and explain to the population that there will be total ruinous default if we don´t curb his spending. The present debt level is already too high. Just keep repeating Obama´s own speech in opposition to raising the debt ceiling under Bush!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: udanja99, 12/30/2013 10:46:35 AM     (No. 9672771)

Not sure about that #23. I may be wrong but I seem to remember Wehner when he was just a fellow poster on Free Republic before he got his opinion gig. At best, he´s a "moderate" Republican. Of course I could be remembering the wrong Peter.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/30/2013 10:51:46 AM     (No. 9672783)

" struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And then is heard no more: it is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing." The Tempest, Act V, Scene 5. Been said already.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: congaree53, 12/30/2013 10:53:17 AM     (No. 9672784)

His approval rating is 44 on Gallup and 47 on Rasmussen, Article is based on stale numbers

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Jebediah, 12/30/2013 11:25:52 AM     (No. 9672837)

Unravel??????? All you have to do is look at what he says, what he HAS said, and what he actually has done to see that the man is great on rhetoric but never ever follows through, and now we know he has never has any INTENTION on following through. For Obama, the end always justifies the means.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: MissMolly, 12/30/2013 11:39:57 AM     (No. 9672859)

#23, you have confused Peter Wehner with someone else, perhaps Peter Beinart? Beinart is really all you describe, but Peter Wehner worked in three Republican administrations (including Reagan) and is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Be more careful whom you smear.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/30/2013 11:49:47 AM     (No. 9672867)

One additional theme. Imbedded in all of Obozo´s excuses is the theme, unspoken, of racism. If you don´t agree with him, it´s because you are a racist. And that also has grown terribly tired and stale. I´m at the point that I have to read what Obozo says about anything. I refuse to listen to him on radio, TV, or any other form of mass communication. And I really don´t read verbatim what he says. I really can´t understand why enough Americans don´t rise up and throw this crowd out of office and take back our country.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: congaree53, 12/30/2013 1:32:55 PM     (No. 9672975)

Maybe not. Gallup today"For the sixth consecutive year, Barack Obama ranks as the Most Admired Man among Americans, and Hillary Clinton is again the Most Admired Woman. Both won by comfortable margins. Sixteen percent named Obama, compared with 4% each for former President George W. Bush and Pope Francis; Clinton (15%) finished ahead of television personality Oprah Winfrey (6%), first lady Michelle Obama (5%), and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (5%).

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Reply 35 - Posted by: BreakRight, 12/30/2013 1:54:09 PM     (No. 9673004)

Pretty sad when the 2 most-admired people are the 2 biggest liars.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: owl, 12/30/2013 2:17:15 PM     (No. 9673057)

" Stupidity is doing the same thing...". The kicker is that we read he´s going to spend next year doing the same thing again, pushing his ´ signature law´. But whatever, who cares. I´m waiting to see what the rest of our problem, all 535 of them, are going to do.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: enuf8, 12/30/2013 3:11:29 PM     (No. 9673146)

I agree with those who say obama has not slowed down in his pursuit:


Will open eyes and make hair stand on end!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: strike3, 12/30/2013 3:20:53 PM     (No. 9673153)

The article is tedious and boring but Sagman, as usual, is worth reading.

Another thing I am really getting tired of is people willing to give up our country to the tin god dictator and lamenting about what else he can do to us over the next three years. The White House is bleeding people! I smell it in the water and when it´s time to go for the jugular, I intend to be on the front lines with my pithfork. We can beat this moron. Don´t lie down.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/30/2013 6:30:46 PM     (No. 9673362)

#6, either you are a fly on the wall in the daily WH briefings or Moochie dishes your direction on the REAL Barack.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ArtieC, 12/30/2013 8:36:21 PM     (No. 9673492)

A Gallup poll today said Obama and Hillary were the most admired man and woman in the US. Makes me wonder about Gallup polls. And Gallup´s definition of "admire."

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/30/2013 10:22:31 PM     (No. 9673586)

The only real way to defeat the Libs is to demand your state pass a law before the 2014 election that cleans voter registration rolls. Follow that by returning to registration with full citizenship proof at the court House.
Next return to one day only elections with no mail in ballots except certified shut in or other emergencies.
That day can be a 24 hour session and now with today´s tools all military ballots can be sent directly to the person´s precinct at home. If voters don´t show they can´t vote period.
Viola no more fake plane crashes that deprived the military vote again.
2012 voting machines were stuffed weeks in advance and the crooks sent the results to our enemy to count.
All votes counted at the precinct must be demanded then verified after transmittance to a center.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/31/2013 9:31:54 AM     (No. 9673982)

Depends on on what politically aware segment you´re talking about or polling, Peter.
With all the LoFo´s in this country, when they poll for ´´most admired´´, a lot of what they are getting is actually ´´name recognition´´. To LoFo´s Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the only political names they know, plus maybe Sarah Palin, but in a negative way, as absorbed from the popular culture. Obama´s big mistake was that his big obamacare lies penetrated that same popular culture resulting in the bottom dropping out for him. And Benghazi doesn´t register much with the LoFo´s but got the attention of the mildly informed SoSoFo´s resulting in significant damage to Hillary´s brand.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/31/2013 10:51:27 AM     (No. 9674096)

Late to the topic, but #41 is correct and if something isn´t done about voter registration and identification, then this Republic is history. Its as simple as that.

Voter fraud just didn´t happen overnight, the basic groundwork has been in process for years and computers have made voting and elections easier to manipulate.

The scary part of this is that most of the media don´t think this will affect their status as Kingmakers. Obama´s act is to keep the spotlight centered on him while the government restricts your freedom by controlling and watching everything everyone does.

If you think this is incorrect, ask yourself how an incompetent foreigner and a drug addict, worked himself into the fabric of the university system as a foreign student and didn´t even leave a trail.

Of course he was groomed by known Marxist agitators in Chicago for political office and they were successful beyond their wildest dreams. If they can do that, then they can take over the whole country by stealth and deception.

Of course Obama might just believe he is responsible for the success he enjoys. Could be he will screw the whole plot up by his own incompetence. We should be so lucky.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: nascarfan, 12/31/2013 5:56:38 PM     (No. 9674593)

I performed my own pol of all of my family and friends across the country and obie didn´t do so good. I think 0% approval and 100% disapproval. I guess that 3-4% factor for error is the best he could do.

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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Brandeis University Faculty Sent
Letter Demanding School Rescind
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Honorary Degree
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:18:07 AM     Post Reply
Over 80 members of the Brandeis University faculty sent a letter to the school’s president earlier this month, demanding the school withdraw its honorary degree invitation to women’s rights activist and critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Brandeis rescinded the invitation to Hirsi Ali last week, prompting a public backlash from Hirsi Ali’s supporters. In the April 6 letter, faculty members called on Brandeis President Fred Lawrence to drop Hirsi Ali from the ceremony because of comments she has made about her opposition to Islam. “We are writing to urge you to rescind immediately the invitation to Ms. Ayaan Hirsi

The World Cup Just Got Bidenified:
Here´s What We Can Expect
Atlantic Wire, by Sara Morrison    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:13:13 AM     Post Reply
He may not have been able to attend the Sochi Olympics, but Vice President Joe Biden is set to return to the world sporting event stage this summer by hanging out at the World Cup, the White House announced today. Biden is very excited. "You know, we have our Super Bowl, we have our World Series, we have the NBA Finals, we have March Madness, but my Lord, it is nothing quite like the World Cup," he said today as he and Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled the World Cup trophy. Kerry, meanwhile, stuck with boring comments like "I can´t think

Obama´s Numbers Worse News For Democrats
American Spectator, by J.T. Young    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:10:50 AM     Post Reply
Bad as Obama’s poll numbers are, they bode worse for Congressional Democrats. Obama is being buoyed by continued strong support from Democrat voters. The problem for Congressional Democrats is that November’s election outcome will not be determined in Democrat strongholds. Recent Quinnipiac polling data (released April 2, of 1,578 registered voters nationwide, with a MOE of +/-2.5%) showed the president with a deeply negative rating on his handling of the economy: 40% approval and 55% disapproval. In his sixth year in office, and the fifth year after the recession, 74% of respondents still rated the economy as “not so good” to

HHS nominee got $1.2M at
‘zero’ salary job at Wal-Mart
Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:05:34 AM     Post Reply
During her brief but lucrative stint as president of Wal-Mart’s charitable foundation in 2012, Sylvia Matthews Burwell received at least $750,000 in bonuses from an organization that doles out hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions but keeps a tight lid on its own compensation practices, records show. Ms. Burwell spent a little more than a year running Wal-Mart’s foundation before President Obama tapped her to be his budget chief last year — and then last week asked her to take over as health and human services secretary. Her White House biography touts her key private-sector experience as president of the massive

Can You Lie in Politics?
Supreme Court Will Decide
Roll Call, by David Hawkings    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 4:45:45 AM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court has made pretty clear that putting your money where your mouth is deserves broad protection as a form of free political speech. The justices are about to consider whether outright lying in a campaign deserves a similar First Amendment shield. The court’s recent decisions easing the flow of generous campaign contributions already shifted the electoral landscape. If the court finds that even the most patently outrageous statements about candidates may not be barred by law, those two decisions combined could expand the rhetorical battlefield of the midterm elections and raise the attack ad volume as never before. With Congress

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Ben Carson: White House wanted
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Chelsea Clinton no longer
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

White is not right: Campus admins ask
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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

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