Secretary of State John Kerry said today that he wanted thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for pursuing a diplomatic solution for dealing with the problem caused by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad controlling and using chemical weapons. When Kerry first floated that diplomatic solution while talking to reporters in London on Monday, it was immediately described by his own State Department as a "rhetorical" statement and by the White House as a "hypothetical"--and dismissed in an initial New York Times headline as an "offhand proposal." Yet, within five days, in a remarkable turn of events, Kerry was thanking Russia´s
Kerry alway was a sip-sip to the nearest hairy-chested (or in the case of Putin, shiny-chested) communist.
Oh, you don´t know what a "sip-sip" is? It´s something a whole lot more degrading and demeaning than mere derrière smooching.
Of course, Kubla John speaks (and does) French, which greatly benefits him when buttering up enemies with his tongue. You know, after Kerry´s involvement with the Winter Soldier anti-war movement alongside the likes of Jane Fonda and other people who needed deodorant for their minds, this Yap Island stone figure is lucky he wasn´t charged with and convicted of treason, then hanged. I have no more regard for him than I do for a cockroach scurrying across my kitchen floor. Humanity doesn´t get any lower than this.
So this incompetent lout thanks the man that called him a liar... Making Kerry Sec State is the equivalent of making a silk purse out of a sow´s ear! Of course that can be said about Obama, Clinton and so on.
Allllriiiiighty then. Kerry, I suggest that you and your lovely wife, Miss Mozambique, retire to Moscow. Are you working for the American people or Pooty? You are a decades-long traitor to my beloved homeland.
The threat of American force is wrong if used against the communist Viet Cong. The threat of American force is wrong if used against the communist Sandinistas. The threat of American force is wrong if used against Islamist terror hub Saddam Hussein.
But, the threat of American force is necessary if used to help al-Qaeda backed rebels in Syria.
Did I get that correct, John? Just paraphrasing your own words, you know.
Protesting and getting arrested for civil disobedience wasn’t enough to move the needle on immigration, so activists announced Tuesday they are beginning a hunger fast to try to pressure Congress to pass a bill legalizing illegal immigrants. Saying they’ve done all they can to try to shift the political debate, the activists said the only option left is to pray and fast. “It is being blocked, and the political commentators will tell you it would be a miracle — that’s what they say — a miracle for immigration reform to pass. Sometimes you can organize and struggle and march as hard as
The percentage of American civilians 16 or older who have a job or are actively seeking one dropped to a 35-year low in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In September, the labor force participation rate was 63.2 percent, but in October it dropped to 62.8 percent—the lowest it has been since February 1978, when Jimmy Carter was president. The labor force, according to BLS, is that part of the civilian noninstitutional population that either has a job or has actively sought one in the last four weeks. The civilian noninstitutional population consists of people 16 or older,
President Obama has reached his lowest approval rating in any Quinnipiac University national poll since being elected president, with 39 percent of registered voters now approving of his job performance and 54 percent disapproving. The numbers released Tuesday compare to a 45 percent/49 percent approval/disapproval split Oct. 1, before the partial government and problems with the rollout of his health care overhaul took hold. The previous low was a 41/55 split in October 2011 after that summer’s debt-ceiling standoff with Congress. Nearly two-thirds of independents disapprove of the president’s job performance, and 91 percent of Republicans disapprove. Democrats approve by a 79
Liberal leaders want Hillary Clinton to face a primary challenge in 2016 if she decides to run for president. The goal of such a challenge wouldn’t necessarily be to defeat Clinton. It would be to prevent her from moving to the middle during the Democratic primary. “I do think the country would be well served if we had somebody who would force a real debate about the policies of the Democratic Party and force the party to debate positions and avoid a coronation,” said Roger Hickey, co-director of Campaign for America’s Future, an influential progressive group. It’s been more than five years since
RUSH: We´ve got another sound bite from Jay Carney in which he signals that subsidies for people who´ve lost their policies are coming just in time for Christmas. And wait´ll you hear this question. It´s from an unidentified reporter in the White House press corps. You ready for the question? "It sounds like you are heading towards that latter piece where the real concern here is the affordability question and that the direction you guys are heading is, we are not going to let people keep substandard plans -- which, frankly, you guys have always railed against anyway." So this guy´s
RUSH: Let´s keep going, Ted Cruz on The Tonight Show Friday night, Jay Leno. Now, Leno´s been ripping Obama, but Leno´s a Democrat. You gotta just accept that. He´s a Democrat, has a feminist wife and all that. He´s a nice guy, don´t misunderstand, big chin, but he´s a Democrat. He´s on the lib side of things, but, you know, he´s an equal opportunity jokester. I like him; don´t misunderstand. He´s got Ted Cruz on there, and he said, "Look, I know you´re a man of principle. You have your principles. Does that prevent compromise, when you´re so set on
RUSH: Now, these senators that went up to the White House and asked Obama for a delay in the individual mandate. Remember the little trick we played on Friday, you know, just to see what would happen with the establishment when I agree -- ´cause they (weeks ago, months ago) said, "We don´t need to do anything, Senator Cruz! We don´t need to defund this. We don´t need to delay it. It´s gonna implode on its own. We´ll just sit around hear and watch it." Okay, it started to implode here, and so I guess the Republicans are just gonna sit
The first ObamaCare enrollment numbers were coming out, and the guys at TalkingPointsMemo.com were expecting bad news--"bad" in this case meaning very small numbers, as TPM is pro-ObamaCare. So early this morning the site´s Dylan Scott published "Your Guide to Understanding the Obamacare Enrollment Numbers." "The administration was expecting 500,000 enrollments in October," Scott notes. "For context . . . that was the baseline before the rollout went awry." What was the baseline after? "Obamacare supporters say that freak-out threshold doesn´t exist," Scott helpfully explains. He quotes one expert who pretty much says it all: " ´I think there´s no number that´s
RUSH: Man, oh, man, I tell you, you talk about how the mighty have fallen, ladies and gentlemen. Did you see where Bill Clinton has said that Obama needs to keep his word about keeping our insurance plans if we like ´em? If you´re Obama, can you imagine being lectured to about honesty and integrity from a convicted perjurer, Bill Clinton? My gosh, folks, I mean, literally how far has one fallen when that is the case? How are you, my friends? Great to have you here, Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network. And three hours of broadcast excellence. Here is Bill Clinton.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Before Ted Cruz burst on the national political scene, there was Sarah Palin. After Ted Cruz, is there still much of a place for her? Sarah Palin, 49, is the original hero of the Tea Party, rallier of the right wing and basher of Barack Obama. But it has been five years since she gained a place in the history books as John McCain´s surprise choice of running mate on the Republican presidential ticket. Four years since she unexpectedly resigned as Alaska governor before her term was up. Two years since she bypassed the chance to jump into the
We never thought we´d say this, but thank heaven for French foreign-policy exceptionalism. At least for the time being, François Hollande´s Socialist government has saved the West from a deal that would all but guarantee that Iran becomes a nuclear power. While the negotiating details still aren´t fully known, the French made clear Saturday that they objected to a nuclear agreement that British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama were all too eager to sign. These two leaders remind no one, least of all the Iranians, of Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush. That left
So the national embarrassment known as Healthcare.gov and the 36 federal ObamaCare exchanges won´t be fixed by the end of November after all, notwithstanding a month of assurances from the White House. In updates for reporters on Thursday and Friday, the Affordable Care Act´s lead repairman Jeff Zients more or less conceded that the website three years in the making won´t work until sometime after the end of this month. He explained that every problem that is resolved and taken off the "punch list"—already several hundred items long—reveals new problems that the tech people didn´t know about. "Where we are is
It’s sad that Maverick’s taking this idea just seriously enough that he’d think to mention it to another human being. He’s 77 years old, ran a famously chaotic campaign in 2008 before getting crushed on election day, and would face a much stronger, younger field in the primaries than he did last time. That he forced me just now to devote even half a second of thought to how he might stack up against the 2016 contenders is frankly embarrassing, and something for which I’ll never forgive him. It’s like watching a 60-year-old pitcher announce that he’s thinking of coming
Washington: A woman, who claims to have been a classmate of Barack Obama, said that the president was gay and used cocaine in school. In a bizarre interview, Mia Marie Pope told right-wing preacher James David Manning that she believes Obama was not only active within the gay community, but also a heavy cocaine user during his years in Hawaii. Pope said that Obama always portrayed himself as a foreign student, adding that girls were never anything that he ever was interested in, but he would get along with older white gay men. She added that Obama at that time was also
James O’Keefe, the guerrilla videographer who helped bring down ACORN (the “community organizing” group that Barack Obama worked for as a lawyer and trainer) and got NPR’s president fired, is back. This time, his undercover investigators focused on Obamacare’s “navigators,” the nearly 50,000 people who, in the words of the Department of Health and Human Services, “will serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans” on the Obamacare exchanges (at least when they’re finally working). The total value of grants doled out for nonprofits and community organizations to hire navigators
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) will ask two oversight agencies for a full-blown investigation into the problems surrounding the ObamaCare launch. Hagan, who is up for reelection in 2014, is asking her Senate colleagues to co-sign a letter asking two agencies to conduct “a complete, thorough investigation to determine the causes of the design and implementation failures of HealthCare.Gov.” “These problems are simply unacceptable, and Americans deserve answers and swift solutions,” Hagan writes in a letter obtained by The Hill. “Taxpayers are owed a full and transparent accounting of how the vendors contracted to build the site failed to launch it
WASHINGTON — When President Obama travels abroad, his staff packs briefing books, gifts for foreign leaders and something more closely associated with camping than diplomacy: a tent. Even when Mr. Obama travels to allied nations, aides quickly set up the security tent — which has opaque sides and noise-making devices inside — in a room near his hotel suite. When the president needs to read a classified document or have a sensitive conversation, he ducks into the tent to shield himself from secret video cameras and listening devices. American security officials demand that their bosses — not just the president, but
Fourteen years ago, I was asked to be a keynote speaker at the Richmond County Women´s Republican Club annual dinner. I had started my column at the Staten Island Advance the year before, and as an Hispanic who had grown up in Spanish Harlem, many Republicans were surprised that I was a conservative. It was my first speaking engagement and one I accepted reluctantly, but I felt that it was an opportunity to offer some advice to the Republican Party about winning over the voters in the barrios and the inner city.
Swampscott, Massachusetts Selectman Barry Greenfield is pushing a measure to give police the authority to conduct home searches to check proper storage of firearms. Greenfield said "state law requires Massachusetts gun owners to keep their firearms locked away or rendered inoperable." There are "600 registered gun owners in [Swampscott]," and the selectman wants police to be able to drop in unannounced, enter the homes of each gun owner, and verify compliance. According to the Swampscott Patch, Greenfield has spoken with Swampscott Police Chief Ron Madigan about this issue, and has spoken with other selectmen. At least one of the selectmen-
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) said he has no plans to run again for the White House. Speaking to the Arizona Republic, McCain said he had received "a spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls" urging him to run since the government shutdown. But he said he´s focused on whether to run for a sixth term in the Senate, not for president. “As you know, I’m seriously thinking about running for re-election to the Senate," he said. "But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential ambitions are concerned, ‘The people have spoken —
Veterans, we think about you all the time. Sometimes we fail to tell you. Today, on Veteran’s Day, we put our admiration for you into words. World War II, Korean and Vietnam Veterans. We will start with you. You fought for our freedom. You watched your closest friends fall by your side and you were heartbroken, knowing it could have been you. You shoulder the burden of painful and haunting memories. Many of you have physical wounds; you sacrificed your warrior’s body for us, people you never met. You use a cane or a wheelchair now because of your choice
Perhaps the most entertaining facet of watching the scales fall from liberal´s eyes about Obamacare is the absolute shock they experience when their liberal friends chastise them for complaining. Lori Gottlieb, a contributing editor for The Atlantic and a psychotherapist, writes in the NY Times about her conversation with Blue Anthem insurance and the reaction by her "friends" on Facebook when she posted about it: THE Anthem Blue Cross representative who answered my call told me that there was a silver lining in the cancellation of my individual P.P.O. policy and the $5,400 annual increase that I would have to
We were just asking for it. This is, essentially, what Century Foundation fellow Michael Cohen took to the pages of the New York Daily News on Monday to say. In a profound scolding, Cohen diagnoses America’s “immaturity” as demonstrated by the backlash against President Barack Obama over to his oft-repeated and false claim that every American who was happy with their health insurance would be able to keep their health insurance. This was never true. The president and his staff were aware this was not true as early as February, 2010. Some media outlets reported that, for millions of Americans,
Bernard Goldberg joined Bill O’Reilly Monday night to address what he believes is a “potentially fatal split” in the Republican party’s immediate future. He said that if the tea party keeps rejecting anyone who isn’t basically Ted Cruz for the 2016 presidential nomination, the party’s going to be in some big trouble and invite in a strong Democratic victory. O’Reilly framed the fight as a “classic moderate Republican versus hard-right Republican” feud, and Goldberg rejected the “ideological rigidity” of people who will sit on their hands and refuse to vote for a Republican presidential nominee if they aren’t sufficiently conservative