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Ben Stein: WE’VE FIGURED HIM OUT

Posted by Stephen on February 11, 2012

By Ben Stein

Why was President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed? Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. (Pig in a poke means: an offering or deal that is foolishly accepted without being examined first. A poke means sack.)

They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

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Townhall.com: Don’t Dis Cain

Posted by Stephen on October 15, 2011

By John Ransom

For political professionals it’s tempting to write off Herman Cain’s candidacy as a surge that will eventually wash back out to sea.

But that would be a mistake.

Cain has two things going for him that have intersected in time and could make his candidacy truly historic- unlike the canned, Nobel-prize winning infomercial Democrats put on for the mile-high, but inch deep Barack Obama.

Change?

Obama’s really about more of the same: more government, more power, more money, more fundraising, more problems, more regulations. Nothing has changed in Washington; it’s only that the checks are bigger.

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Ron Paul: Perry Makes Me Look Moderate

Posted by Stephen on August 19, 2011

By Newsmax Wires

Federal Reserve critic Ron Paul has hit out at fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, saying the Texas governor’s views make him “look like a moderate.”

“I have never once said [Ben] Bernanke has committed treason,” Paul said, referring to comments that Perry made about the Fed chairman.

Perry said on Tuesday that it would be “almost treacherous or treasonous,” if the Fed under Bernanke increased the money supply before next year’s election.

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Shapiro: ‘Rick Perry: Obama’s Worst Nightmare’

Posted by Stephen on August 18, 2011

By Ben Shapiro

Rick Perry’s entry into the Republican nomination process has transformed the 2012 election into a truly memorable contest. Before his entry, conservatives were stuck with a choice between a hard-nosed newcomer with just two House elections under her belt and a penchant for occasional gaffes, and a smooth-talking corporate type who fathered ObamaCare and ranked 47 out of 50 in state job growth as governor of Massachusetts — hardly inspiring options.

Perry changes the game. This election cycle is going to be about two main issues: the economy and the nature of what America will look like. Perry is an advocate with a record on both scores.

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GOP hopefuls look to debate for last-minute boost

Posted by Stephen on August 11, 2011

By MIKE GLOVER – Associated Press,PHILIP ELLIOTT – Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Seven Republican presidential contenders will try to use Thursday’s debate in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa to cast themselves as the strongest alternative to one rival: front-runner Mitt Romney.

At least two — Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, both of Minnesota — are hoping for a last-minute boost before an important weekend test vote that could make or break their campaigns. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is looking to make a strong impression in his first debate, while Texas Rep. Ron Paul is out to prove his ideas are more mainstream than fringe.

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Romney Calls ‘Disgraceful’ Obama Team’s Plan for Character Assassination

Posted by Stephen on August 9, 2011

“Unless things change and Obama can run on accomplishments, he will have to kill Romney,” a prominent Democratic strategist close to the White House told Politico.

Republican 2012 contender Mitt Romney’s campaign is calling disgraceful actions reportedly planned by the Obama re-election campaign to portray the Republican frontrunner as “inauthentic, unprincipled” and “weird.”

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FORBES: A Failed Presidency — The American Problem

Posted by Stephen on August 9, 2011

By John Mariotti

Few Americans needed Standard & Poor to confirm the mismanagement of the United States government and its finances. The downgrading of American credit will raise interest rates on America’s huge debt and ultimately on all Americans. Popular polls say that most Americans blame Congress—but that’s too simplistic. As much as Barack Obama would like to shift that blame onto Congress, the fault lies squarely on the shoulders of President. It is first and foremost a leadership problem that is crippling America—and the leader is President Barack Obama—not the many members of Congress.

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In Debt Downgrade Aftermath, Obama Serves Up a Silly Speech

Posted by Stephen on August 9, 2011

By Judith Miller

First, do no harm. That is a useful injunction for doctors, lawyers, and, it turns out, U.S. presidents.

But President Obama’s useless speech Monday about the basic soundness of the American economy managed to reinforce all the concerns Americans on the left and right have about his stewardship of the country.

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Commander to Head OPEC

Posted by Stephen on August 7, 2011

From Newsmax.com

In what Iran is touting as a “blow to the West,” a senior official with the nation’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is taking over as the new head of the OPEC oil cartel.

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Hanson: Spare Us the Sermons, Mr. President

Posted by Stephen on August 4, 2011

By Victor Davis Hanson

During the recent debt crisis, President Obama talked about the need for bipartisan compromise and, as in the past, urged civility. Giving ground and engaging in polite discourse, of course, can be noble aims. But, like most one-eyed-jack politicians, Obama has rarely embraced the admirable qualities he advocates — a fact increasingly evident to a skeptical public.

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