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Obama Stands Alone: Even the media are
baffled by his deepening isolation

Fox News, by Howard Kurtz

Original Article

Posted By:Flyright, 8/22/2014 7:23:21 AM

President Obama has few remaining friends—either in his own party or in the media.That’s the unmistakable conclusion of two pieces this week in the New York Times. Just about everyone, it seems, is down on his single, solitary nature.I’ve been saying for a year now that the president’s liberal media allies have soured on him. It started with the ObamaCare debacle and continued through his seeming passivity or slow reaction time in the wake of the VA scandal, the Bowe Bergdahl mess, the military collapse in Iraq and so on. At this point they’re basically Waiting for Hillary. What is striking

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 8/22/2014 7:49:44 AM     (No. 9976132)

It´s lonely at the top. Must be tough to be a high a functioning heroin addict who skates through life, miraculously failing upward at every turn. Smarter than everyone else, and not shy about telling them. Only downside are these situations where people are running around wondering what to do, and you just want to um sleep for a while. Leemee lone. Talk to Valree.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/22/2014 7:50:46 AM     (No. 9976133)

Barry has never had to do anything except show up, mouth the right leftist talking points and be "clean and articulate". No one ever told him the truth about the world or the presidency. Being completely ignorant of history and divorced from reality has always been a prerequisite for Progressive ideologues. He is trapped now by reality and his own inadequacies. The circle of people who like or believe him is getting smaller and smaller. Yes, it is the bunker mentality. It´s Barry against the world. The cheese is sliding off the cracker. This is not going to end well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rustycfc, 8/22/2014 7:51:12 AM     (No. 9976137)

by barry;s actions or inactions,it will be a very-very long time before we see another black president.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/22/2014 7:52:34 AM     (No. 9976139)

The cheese stand alone.....
Hi-ho, the dairy oh,
The cheese stands alone.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/22/2014 7:57:03 AM     (No. 9976142)

Great ´´bunker´´ line, #1.

He´s overdue for late night Nixonian strolls in the White House, but too thick to see even that.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/22/2014 7:59:45 AM     (No. 9976146)

Sad news for the media: the Hillary Clinton you will get in two years is worlds removed from the Hillary of ten or even five years ago, however repellent she was then.

She appears to have aged one full year every time she appears on camera (hence the limitations on photos at appearances). She has health problems. She drinks too much. She has a track record in office; her performance, decisions and mendacity are appalling.

I realize Kurtz is using her strictly as a foil for the Scarecrow In Chief but while we watch Obama augur in we should remain vigilant.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/22/2014 8:04:49 AM     (No. 9976151)

The March Of Time:

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Nathan Hale
(1755-1776)

"Ask not what your country can do for you---ask what you can do for your country."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
(1917-1963)

"I just miss---I miss being anonymous."
Barry Soetoro

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher, 8/22/2014 8:08:40 AM     (No. 9976156)

#1 hit it right on the head.

I don´t know why they´re so mystified. This was perfectly foreseeable. When the egomaniacs and narcissists aren´t loved any more and can´t face their public, they hide...

Hitler had his Bunker
Carter had his Rose Garden
Abu bin Bama has his private golf courses

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Reply 9 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/22/2014 8:11:00 AM     (No. 9976158)

Fire bugs like to loiter anonymously among the crowd that watches in horror at the flaming disasters they have torched.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cThree, 8/22/2014 8:13:45 AM     (No. 9976159)

Great comments, but beware... the libs and democrats are merely throwing Obama over the cliff to preserve their ideology.

This past six years the U.S.A. has been keel-hauled by unleashed progressivism, and I fear the worst is yet to come. (Obama may stand alone, "Hi-ho, the dairy oh," but his leftist appointees and hirelings such as in the DoJ or the EPA toil on every day.)

Hillary and the Democrats will throw the president overboard to preserve the credibility of their ideology. If they get away with it, Obama´s tenure will look like the "good old days."


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 8/22/2014 8:17:34 AM     (No. 9976161)

Its the plan Stan. Since he´s on his way out anyway, Obama takes the fall for the mess he´s created and the Dems running in November can righteously distance themselves from him. Wonder if it will work?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nodak, 8/22/2014 8:24:23 AM     (No. 9976170)

If it were in my power to put a curse on this man (I can dream can´t I), it would be that he could never accurately strike a golf ball again. That would be more important to him than any murders, wars or anything else. It would drive him completely over the edge.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/22/2014 8:26:23 AM     (No. 9976172)

A major terrorist attack is headed our way. With Muslim killers mixed in with the ´children´ swarming across our open border and ISIS types taking selfies in front of the WH, you know it´s only a matter of time. And that time is swooping down on us faster than anyone wants to believe. What will Smidgen do when it happens? (Other than blame Bush)

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Reply 14 - Posted by: winnie1, 8/22/2014 8:44:08 AM     (No. 9976198)

Did anyone notice his last birthday his wife & children didn´t attend. Opie played golf then retreated with his few friend to Camp David to celebrate. I believe his brain is fried because he is still doing what he did in the "Choom Gang".

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Reply 15 - Posted by: congar, 8/22/2014 8:49:03 AM     (No. 9976206)

Our juvenile presidente is finally displaying his real self much to the stomach churning of everyone. It’s about time for the head shrink, since on the job training hasn’t worked out at all.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: winnie1, 8/22/2014 8:49:29 AM     (No. 9976207)

Don´t put your money on Hildebeast Howie! I believe If Vermont Senator Berne Sanders & MA senator Lizzie Warren run they heave a good chance of knocking Hildebeast off the ticket.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: congar, 8/22/2014 8:54:54 AM     (No. 9976214)

When all the chits are in this may be the prime example for the destructiveness of affirmative action

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Reply 18 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 8/22/2014 8:59:39 AM     (No. 9976219)

Bravo, #1! Bravo! Here is a sad and twisted truth: only Democrats and the media can save the Republic now... the rest of us have no way to penetrate Obama´s Iron Dome.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: kafir091101, 8/22/2014 9:09:52 AM     (No. 9976231)

Sean Hannity was constantly focusing on Obama’s leftist ways and friends/advisors and his total lack of accomplishments from the very beginning of the ’08 primary season.

And so were all the other conservative talk show hosts. Some were latter to the game but they all finally got there.

The reason Obama was elected and then re-elected was because RINOs, at many levels of the political spectrum, supported two lousy candidates, neither of which could hold a candle to ‘The One’ when it came to on-stage performance.

It’s not that non-leftists didn’t know what a bum this guy was. But why more ‘normal’ people didn’t get to the polls to stop this insanity, I just don’t know.

Regardless of all the press that I’ve read, I still can’t put my finger on it. Regardless of having one really pizz-poor candidate and another who was just so-so, it baffles me as to why he won twice with such apparent ease!

Maybe if we figure out what’s happening in Ferguson Mo, we will know some of the reasons for 2008 and 2012.

By August 2008, Obama was well known to many to be a Marxist/Commie. By August 2012, we recognized that he was also a Fascist.

I don’t through these terms around lightly. They fit him to a tee. Just look them up

Now the press is filled with articles questioning his mental state and psychological makeup.

All one had to do is listen to Hannity in 2008 to get a heads-up on his ‘Inner-Self’, or more precisely, the lack thereof!

Kafir

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 8/22/2014 9:11:40 AM     (No. 9976236)

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!

His unseemly history of voting “Present” is just one of many demonstrable examples that President Wishy-Washy never grew up.

A child shall lead us? THIS child? God help us!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: November Rose, 8/22/2014 9:16:10 AM     (No. 9976239)

Smidgy has a pen, a telephone, and a mirror. He don´ t need no stinkin´ friends

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 8/22/2014 9:22:10 AM     (No. 9976251)

FTA, talking about the media: ´´At this point they’re basically Waiting for Hillary.´´

Other than skin color and plumbing, WHAT´S the difference between PIAPS and al-obama? Same Communist/Marxist/Stalinest/Alinsky thought processes and disdain for anything truly American. Fact is, I cannot think of a single democrat in this country worthy of the job. NOT ONE!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rayscain, 8/22/2014 9:33:44 AM     (No. 9976275)

Isn´t this isolation a symptom of mental illness?

Especially for a man who wields so much power????

Maybe the time is right for a military coup!!



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Reply 24 - Posted by: Arby, 8/22/2014 9:41:43 AM     (No. 9976289)

Being POTUS is not for amateurs.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 8/22/2014 9:54:34 AM     (No. 9976303)

Can´t we just ask him to leave? Bet he´d snap at it!!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: M2, 8/22/2014 9:56:21 AM     (No. 9976305)

Very interesting anecdote I hadn´t heard before but which validates our suspicions that everyone else is doing Obama´s work for him and that he refuses to make hard decisions.

Partly from the NYT, this by Kurtz:

...the president meeting with Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, which turned to Democratic complaints that the GOP was bottling up a number of Obama’s ambassadorial nominees. “Mr. Obama quickly dismissed the matter. ‘You and Mitch work it out,’ Mr. Obama said coolly, cutting off any discussion. Mr. Reid seethed quietly for the rest of the meeting.”

Try to find one meaningful example of Obama has behaving like a leader and personally making a hard decision. Just one.

We are supposed to believe that his decision got Osama killed, that his decision got some Yazidis rescued (the rest got slaughtered when we retreated), that his decision got some ISIS weaponry blown up, that his decisions solved a (non-existent) health care "crisis", that his decisions will further our relations with other nations. (How did that work out?)

The media shouldn´t be "baffled" by O´s isolation. Valerie cannot any longer protect him from reality, from the truth, which always rises to the top. Obama is isolating himself because he is discovering that his armor-clad ego is dented and splitting due to the inconvenience of reality.

He cannot afford to have his lifetime worldview be proved incoherent, which it is. The man is a dangerously wounded animal. Look for something extreme to happen to America soon. It won´t be pretty.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/22/2014 9:57:18 AM     (No. 9976307)

All great posts and insight here but then we all knew this.
I heard a comment awhile back that Obama will become rich after he leaves office by giving speeches. I personally don´t think so. Who would pay oddles of money to hear Obama read a teleprompter with words someone else besides him stuffed in it?
To give credit to BJ Clinton, "Obama ain´t no Clinton".
There might be a handful of black organizations that might blow some bucks to see and hear him but even that will pass. On the other hand Obama is too lazy and shiftless to maybe work that much. He is totally consumed by the game of golf.
The few times I sit still to even look at the creepy dude or listen to him drone on with his whistling speech I see a man with ´I want to quit this job´ written all over his face.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: steveW, 8/22/2014 9:59:22 AM     (No. 9976313)

MSM media = biggest liars on the planet. Who is gullible enough to believe their faux "dismay" at Barack Hussein, after covering-up and lying for him for over 6 years?! These same biggest liars on the planet will be eagerly embracing equally bad or worse qualities in the next Democrat candidate, whether she´s wearing a pantsuit or not. A "baffled" MSM media? That assumes they still have a bit of conscience left, which they´ve proven beyond doubt cannot be true.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/22/2014 10:06:23 AM     (No. 9976320)

#20, you raise good points. But one explanation for why BO was elected and re-elected is the heavily biased media.

Even if the "media are baffled" they are NOT quite daring to expose all of BO´s leftist roots. Partly because they are sympatico with BO´s world-view.

We can see the evidence in the way they covered (so to speak) the emergence of the TEA Parties. Their biases are on display with every "news" story they write or report on.

Technically they do not deserve to be called "journalist". Also, we know about their cabals like the "JournOlists" who promulgate the Democrat/Leftist propaganda.

No. The left-wing media are not going to abandon BO, even as they sip their Chablis and whisper about his "deepening isolation" and how on earth will they be able to save his sorry rear-end this time.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: save America, 8/22/2014 10:26:06 AM     (No. 9976342)

Us real Americans tried to tell everyone about the coming storm of communism. We were racists and haters they said. Now they don´t know what to say because we were right. "We told you so". Most of us were not duped by sharp pants creases on an empty suit as some genius rino from the NY Times said.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: knarfski, 8/22/2014 10:30:45 AM     (No. 9976347)

As President of the Harvard Law Review, Mr. Obama was not known for outstanding leadership; as a senator from Illinois, Mr. Obama learned to avoid hard choices by voting "present;" as a U.S. senator, Mr. Obama mainly prepared to run for higher office. This pattern of leadership is now embedded in the WH.

Question: Did the MSM play a key role in getting Mr. Obama to the WH, and keeping him there?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jglas, 8/22/2014 10:48:14 AM     (No. 9976366)

Maybe he has accomplished what he wanted to accomplish, that is, move us from top peg nation to low hole hind peg nation. He´s playing golf because it he tries to look competent he might unintentionally move us back up a peg or two.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 8/22/2014 10:54:58 AM     (No. 9976379)

A constitutional amendment provides for the President´s replacement when he becomes so disabled as to be unable to execute his duties. The burdens of his personality disorders passed that point long ago.
It´s time to move on to Biden, with his own personality problems.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/22/2014 10:56:18 AM     (No. 9976381)

Mark my words; He will come off his wonderful Vacation of a dream and begina new crusade, a global initiative of "Good Will" that will keep him overseas more than at home. He will leave the major duties of the office to Biden and Val Jar. He will become the "American Ambassador of Cool" with AF 1 and his fantastic security ensemble acting more like a Rock Band on tour than a President. It is his to do and not a damn thing anyone can do about it.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: dkrieb, 8/22/2014 11:27:22 AM     (No. 9976431)

I believe that he´s ripe for impeachment when the conservatives take over the senate. By that time the majority of the Dems will have had enough of his BS along with many blacks. Buyers remorse will have taken its toll on most of his supporters but he really doesn´t care with all of the money he´s stolen from the taxpayers.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/22/2014 12:03:13 PM     (No. 9976478)

I don´t think so #35. The world thinks he stinks, too. He´s nicer to our enemies than our friends, resulting in a world where friends don´t trust us and enemies, duh, still hate us.

This isolation is the ´denial´ part of grieving. The next is anger, and I am really worried about that. His revenge it the collapse of our borders - notice how TSA is still search little old ladies and babies, but illegals fly without ID. There is more up his sleeve, and November can´t get here fast enough.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: luandir, 8/22/2014 12:10:59 PM     (No. 9976492)

He´s leaving a legacy, all right. I just hope it´s one we can survive.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/22/2014 12:30:36 PM     (No. 9976534)

#1 A concise evaluation.
#36 It is a fact that Senate Democrats are the key to impeachment and removal.
Even if Republican raise their present number from 45 to 51 as hoped they´ ll do in November,
they´ll still need at least 16 additional Democrats to vote to
remove Barry.
However ,Democrats are trapped by their base
and Barry knows that.
MO State Senator Jamilah Nasheed said that if Officer Wilson isn´t convicted and apparently given the death penalty,
" the riots in Ferguson would look like a picnic ".
Imagine the national conflagration if Democrats helped remove the first black president.
The NYT article was eye popping as Senate Democrats, by name, all said that Barry is an isolated cold fish who has checked out.
He´s obviously no longer even pretending.
Only Valerie Jarrett could possibly convince him to resign to spend more time with his golf clubs and Reggie.
We are stuck with this deteriorating mental case for the next two years and 3 four months
and ISIS knows it.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: Woodabela, 8/22/2014 12:49:30 PM     (No. 9976555)

Excerpt from "If You Love Your Country, You Can Keep Your Country" by Barack Obama, a #1 NYT best seller that Bill Ayers hasn´t even written yet.

His work was done. Now it was time to sit back, admire the fruits of his handiwork, and watch the United State implode. And in several locations across the country, explode.
"Everything is moving forward according to plan," he smiled as he reached for the tall cold one cradled in the cup holder of the golf cart. "Ayers was absolutely right, for this to work, 30% of Americans will have to die, and that will happen just as soon my boys from ISIL unleash the bioweapons and the bombs. ObamaCare will take care of the rest."

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/22/2014 2:16:49 PM     (No. 9976725)

It seems like the situation with Obozo is getting to the point that there should be enough Dims go to Obozo and attempt to get him to resign. After all, if he continues on the same path he is currently on, the rest of the Dims party are going to be dragged down with him. And they won´t like that some kind someatall.

I can dream can´t I?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: steph_gray, 8/22/2014 2:57:44 PM     (No. 9976774)

#41 if it´s a choice between bringing down the whole Dim party by leaving this disaster in place for the rest of his term, or having a gullible public rally back to them, I would far rather see him left in place to golf as he pleases and continue to make them look as bad as possible.

The Dim party, the Dim bureaucrats, and the Dim media are what we need to get rid of in the long run. The Obammunist himself is toast anyway.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Penney, 8/22/2014 4:09:33 PM     (No. 9976852)

0bama IS the current dem party. ...His policy failures display EXACTLY what the dem party agenda has deteriorated into.

dem pols have no shame

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Reply 43 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/22/2014 5:13:52 PM     (No. 9976943)

The Democrats are starting to bail on Obama because they know that the majority of the people in the country have figured out that Obama´s very liberal policies suck are expensive and are dangerous. The Democrats are thinking about the future elections and can´t wait to turn their political allegiance to Hillary Clinton or some new Democrat candidate, but the Democrats should be held responsible for what Obama has been doing, as it was the Democrats who facilitated him getting into the White House in the first place.

As far as Obama is concerned, he could care less about ISIS and is hoping that they will not do anything directly to the USA before he leaves office, so that he can say that he stopped the Bush and Republican started wars, as he goes out on the liberal speaking circuit getting paid $300,000.00 or more for about 90 minutes of reading canned speeches off his teleprompter essentially telling the world how great he is.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 8/22/2014 6:37:41 PM     (No. 9977030)

It was obvious within the first quarter of 2009 the Obama was not capable of the job, but he believed or was persuaded that he was. By the first quarter of 2013 even he was convinced of his profound inabilities and failure.
We see now that he is mentally incapable of further fakery, and he is tired, very tired and discouraged.
The Constitution provides for replacement owing to incapacity, which may allow him and his fanatical supporters to save face.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/22/2014 11:44:43 PM     (No. 9977274)

Don´t over think it. He is having a great time golfing, dining, schmoozing with the moochers on our dime.

I don´t think he cares and it´s an "In your face" moment because you can´t pick on the black prez. He has started the fires of riots and knock outs and all he has to do is say whitey is picking on him.

The summer vacay is for indoctrination for the fall and upcoming election. Nobody has heard from the mooch- who is getting her batteries changed.

He was always a puppet in an empty suit. He is just more comfortable now.

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So this was the way it had to end for Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium, with him turning a lost season for the Yankees and a lost September into a great October night out of the past, even the World Series night once when he won a game for the Yankees and they called him Mr. November. It was a single this time past first base against the Orioles in the bottom of the ninth, and it won the last game of baseball he will ever play at Yankee Stadium, and in that moment he gave them what they wanted

Deval Patrick rules out
replacing Holder as AG
The Hill, by Peter Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 9/25/2014 2:03:48 PM     Post Reply
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Thursday said he´s not interested in replacing Eric Holder as attorney general.Patrick said the job is an "enormously important one," but "it´s not one for me right now," according to the New England Cable News Network. The comments came at an event in Hudson, Mass. Patrick served as the head of the Department of Justice´s civil rights division under President Bill Clinton and has long been talked about as a possible replacement for Holder. He is a friend of President Obama. Patrick´s public schedule says that he is traveling to Washington on Thursday. The reason is

U.S. Is Carrying Out Vast Majority of
Strikes on ISIS, Military Officials Say
New York Times, by HELENE COOPER and MICHAEL R. GORDON    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 9/24/2014 7:04:31 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The vast majority of airstrikes launched against Sunni militant targets in Syria have been carried out by American war planes and ship-based Tomahawk cruise missiles, military officials said Tuesday, in what they described as the successful beginning of a long campaign to degrade and destroy the Islamic State.In disclosing the identities of the five Sunni Arab nations that joined or supported the attacks in Syria — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Qatar — the Obama administration sought to paint a picture of an international coalition resolute in its determination to take on the Sunni

White House Boys Club
Bullies Innocent Woman
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 9/20/2014 9:09:42 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama decided long ago that he was no fan of female congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), and now the male dominated White House is doing all it can to crush her political career.The White House let loose on Wasserman Schultz in a lengthy Politico article that labeled her a “liability” for the Democratic Party who cares more about her “own political ambitions than helping Democrats win.” Those political ambitions have been dashed after the White House leaked details of its battle with the DNC chairwoman. The White House has long been known as a hostile place for women,

The Necessity (And Limits) Of Tradition
Ricochet, by Tom Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 9/20/2014 7:28:39 AM     Post Reply
Last week, member Mike Rapkoch offered the following in an excellent post on Judge Richard Posner’s derisive comments regarding tradition: Mike Rapkoch: Tradition is not… just a bunch of old stuff. Tradition is the foundation of rational conduct, and the means through which mankind passes on the social capital which has accumulated through the experience of thousands of generations that have already confronted the vicissitudes of life… Further: In the face of the superstitions of the eager innovator, tradition should be seen for what it provides: knowledge. The world, and every nation that ever sat upon it, generates

Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton
State Department Official Reveals
Details of Alleged Document Review
Daily Signal, by Sharyl Attkisson    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 9/15/2014 8:04:50 AM     Post Reply
As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.New Benghazi allegation puts spotlight on Hillary Clinton confidants, alleged after-hours document review.According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department

Obama´s Speech on ISIS, in Plain English
Atlantic, by David Frum    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 9/12/2014 7:41:48 AM     Post Reply
Qua speech, Barack Obama’s address Wednesday on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria was surprisingly terrible: a disorganized mess, insincere and unconvincing. To appreciate just how bad and bizarre it was, compare the president’s speech announcing a new air campaign in Iraq and Syria to Dwight Eisenhower’s 1958 statement on his decision to intervene in Lebanon with 14,000—14,000!—troops. The statement contains no chest-thumping about America’s leadership in science and medicine. No pivot to the auto industry and medical research. Eisenhower simply explained what had been done, and why.



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Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By
a ´Campus Republican´ In 2008

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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Secret Service chief
was ´sandbagged´ by ´p***ed off agents
who had had enough´ of her and thought*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 9:11:57 PM     Post Reply
A recently retired Secret Service agent told MailOnline on Thursday that former director Julia Pierson´s resignation will be welcomed by the agency´s rank-and-file because ´people in the service thought she was a joke from Day One.´ He attributed her swift fall from grace to a cadre of ´p***ed off agents who had had enough´ of feeling disrespected by the service´s first female director. ´Putting her in charge was part of the [Obama] administration´s push to feminize the service after the "hookergate" nightmare,´ the agent said, referring to agents who were fired after patronizing prostitutes during a security-check trip to Colombia

Obama: Born-Again Idiot
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FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 10/2/2014 7:47:59 AM     Post Reply
The quintessential question of Watergate was “what did the President know and when did he know it?” Obamagate, the vast scandal that encompasses an entire presidency, offers a preemptive answer. Obama didn’t know anything and he never knew it. At least not until, like smuggling weapons to druglords, bugging journalists, IRSing his political enemies and killing vets, his right hand found out about what his left hand was doing from the morning paper. After skipping 58% of his daily intelligence briefings in Term 1 and 59% of them in Term 2, he went on 60 Minutes and blamed intelligence agencies for being

The Case for Panic
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Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/3/2014 5:27:33 AM     Post Reply
Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses in

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

The View looking to add cool-down room
for the ladies after Whoopi Goldberg and
Rosie O´Donnell come to blows in front
of studio audience

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Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 10:52:17 AM     Post Reply
A recent fight between Rosie O´Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg has producers at The View looking to add a cool-down room for the ladies. After being cut off by Goldberg during an episode last week so the show could go to commercial, O´Donnell began to express how upset she was and, after being told repeatedly by Goldberg it was not the right time to have that discussion, eventually got cursed out by the Oscar winner. Goldberg told O´Donnell, ´F*** it, I told you to leave it alone and you just don´t want to listen. If you want to go there Rosie,

Mitt Romney and 2016:
Could It Be True?

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ABC News, by Alana Abramson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/2/2014 1:46:59 PM     Post Reply
A presidential defeat isn’t an easy thing to bounce back from. And Mitt Romney did it twice. So it was understandable that after he lost the presidential race in 2012, he was adamant about closing the door to the possibility of a third campaign. But recently, speculation is whirling that Romney may not be so adamant anymore. When asked if he was running in a New York Times interview published earlier this week, Romney said : “I have nothing to add to the story. We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.” That response, which

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/3/2014 12:30:44 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 6:55:38 PM     Post Reply
Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/3/2014 9:19:26 AM     Post Reply
Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It

Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 10/3/2014 1:37:53 PM     Post Reply
The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said. Graham, 59, also dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, as a presidential candidate, saying he is too young. “He’s a good


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