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There’s “history” between former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Texas governor Rick Perry. In an e-mail to his large group of subscribers, Huckabee noted Perry’s “new-found hyper-conservatism.” Why the dig? Politico’s Mike Allen says that in 2004, Perry turned down Huckabee’s request to become Huck’s national campaign chairman. The embarrassed Huckabee was stunned that Perry then accepted the national chairmanship of Rudy Guiliani’s campaign. In yesterday’s e-mail, Huckabee demanded that Perry explain why he supported Guiliani’s “pro gay marriage” stance.

There’s nearly unanimous belief that Perry will announce that he’s a candidate for president. Will his past affiliation with Guiliani affect him? Will Mike Huckabee’s anger towards Perry hurt the Texas governor’s appeal to religious conservatives who love Huckabee?

On Morning Joe, Mort Zuckerman said that the powerful “in the world of finance and business” still want New Jersey governor Chris Christie to run because, Zuckerman said, they consider Christie a “real winner.”

Aren’t there any of the current GOP candidates who can be considered real winners?

I know that many of you have picked your winners. Can you make a case for their ability to win the general election?

  • murray

    Please excuse me, I’m playing around with my logo problem.

  • Anonymous

    Exclusive: What Boehnersaid to the caucus

    Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin   

    7/24/2011

    From a source familiar with the call, this is what
    House Speaker John Boehner told House Republicans on Sunday: I went on “Fox News
    Sunday” this morning because it was the most effective way to tell everyone
    where things stand. It boils down to this: The president wants his $2.4 trillion
    debt limit increase all at once, without any guarantees that we’re going to cut
    more than $2.4 trillion in spending. The administration says they have to have
    it all upfront so we don’t have to deal with this again until after

  • Anonymous

    Media Myth Debunked: Almost NoTemperature Records Broken in
    LastWeek’s ‘Record-Breaking Heat’

    Newsbusters, by Noel Sheppard    

    7/24/2011

    All last week, global warming-obsessed media were
    rife with reports about record-breaking heat. Problem is, according to the
    National Climatic Data Center, and marvelously reported by the Hockey Schtick
    Sunday, almost no temperature records were actually broken: [T]he NOAA database
    of all-time Max Temperature…shows that there were no records broken on July
    17, July 18, July 19, or July 20th. A total of 4 stations broke records on July
    21, 20 on July 22, and 10 on July 23, 2011. That’s right. There were only 34 new
    all-time daily temperature records set during last week’s “record-breaking
    heat.”

  • Anonymous

    Dollar Drops As Asia Opens;
    Debt Talks Weigh On Market

    Wall Street Journal,
    by Stephen L. Bernard   
    7/24/2011

    The dollar fell broadly as Asian markets opened Monday as the apparent impasse in U.S. debt talks weighed on the greenback. The dollar was hurt after U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) told fellow Republican lawmakers in a conference call that a “grand deal” on reducing the debt was not possible with President Barack Obama.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110724-703670.html

  • Anonymous

    Heilemann: Obama’s ‘Hope’in 2008 to be Replaced by’Fear’
    of Republicans in 2012

    Newsbusters, by Noel Sheppard    

    7/24/2011

    Forget about 2008′s “Hope and Change” mantra.New York
    magazine’s John Heilemann said on this weekend’s “Chris Matthews Show” Barack
    Obama’s message in 2012 will all be about “fear” of the Republican candidate,
    and the President will spend $500 million on negative attack ads against his
    opponent to instill it (video follows with transcript and commentary):JOHN
    HEILEMANN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE: To me the core difference between 2008 and 2012 is
    going to be politics of hope which we saw in 2008 versus the politics of fear in
    2012. They won’t call it that, but so much of this campaign

  • Anonymous

    This is a link to a fabulous Conservative ad on UTUBE. Check it out and forward it to everyone you know…including liberals. Its very clever and well done!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBoYYc1APr8

  • Anonymous

    Dhimmituding the U.S. military in Afghanistan

    Washington Examiner, by Diana West   

    7/24/2011

    In Britain this week, a former Royal Marine spoke out
    after the inquest into the 2010 IED death of Sgt. Peter Rayner to tell the Sun
    newspaper that soldiers were prevented from opening fire at Taliban in the act
    of laying improvised explosive devices so as not to disturb the local
    population. So as not to disturb … ? (Snip) In today’s war zone, fear of
    giving offense is personally deadly, as noted above. But it also applies more
    broadly as a basic principle of “dhimmitude,” the twisted state of non-Muslims
    in thrall to Islam,

  • Anonymous

    Dhimmituding the U.S. military in Afghanistan

    Washington Examiner, by Diana West   

    7/24/2011

    In Britain this week, a former Royal Marine spoke out
    after the inquest into the 2010 IED death of Sgt. Peter Rayner to tell the Sun
    newspaper that soldiers were prevented from opening fire at Taliban in the act
    of laying improvised explosive devices so as not to disturb the local
    population. So as not to disturb … ? (Snip) In today’s war zone, fear of
    giving offense is personally deadly, as noted above. But it also applies more
    broadly as a basic principle of “dhimmitude,” the twisted state of non-Muslims
    in thrall to Islam,

  • Anonymous

    Iconic World Trade Center cross
    moved to permanent 9/11
    Memorial site

    CNN,
    by Staff 
    7/24/2011

    The iconic World Trade Center cross — two intersecting steel beams that held up when the Twin Towers collapsed on
    September 11, 2001 — was moved Saturday to its new home at the nearby 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Recovery workers and their families were among those invited to attend a ceremonial blessing before the cross, which was uncovered in the rubble of the collapsed buildings. The service was led by Father Brian
    Jordan, a Franciscan monk who ministered to workers clearing the area after the 9/11 attacks.

    “After a 10-year journey of faith….”

    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-07-23/us/new.york.wtc.cross_1_memorial-site-memorial-president-joe-daniels?_s=PM:US

  • Anonymous

    Boehner:
    GOP ready to act alone on debt deal
     
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With bipartisan debt-limit talks deadlocked, House Republicans and Senate Democrats readied rival emergency fallback plans Sunday in hopes of reassuring world financial markets the U.S. government will avoid an unprecedented default.Republicans said Speaker John Boehner had legislation under consideration to raise the nation’s debt limit by $1 trillion and enact slightly more in federal spending cuts, with the promise of additional progress on both sides of the ledger if Congress can agree.Across the Capitol, Democratic officials said Majority Leader Harry Reid was at work on legislation to raise the government’s debt limit by $2.4 trillion — enough to assure no recurrence of the current crisis until 2013 — and reduce spending by slightly more. They said that plan envisioned no higher taxes.The White House was largely consigned to a spectator’s role on a weekend that began with Boehner’s decision to call off talks with President Barack Obama.

  • HELENK

    backtrack would screw up a one car funeral.

    http://www.dailytopseven.com/readmore.php?newsid=NTA5MA==

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE CHATTERING PEOPLE RULE

  • Anonymous

    Soros Making More Cash With Congress:
     
    Big Government ^
    | 7/24/11
    | Capitol Confidential

    As the Administration’s push for alternative fuels grows stronger, Congress is set to consider H.R. 1380, which would create very generous tax credits to manufacturers who retrofit existing work vehicles to run on natural gas rather than on that terrifying global menace known as oil, and very generous subsidies to natural gas vehicle consumers: $7500 per car and a whopping $64,000 for heavy-duty trucks and 18-wheelers. It’s common knowledge in DC that Texas hedge-fund operator and natural gas-magnate T. Boone Pickens is the force behind this bi-partisan, pork-laden legislation, possibly because his natural gas empire would greatly profit from the…

    http://biggovernment.com/capitolconfidential/2011/07/24/soros-making-more-cash-with-congress/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29&utm_content=Twitter

  • Anonymous

    What is Liberty, That We May Defend It?

    Canada Free Press, by Kelly O’Connell

    7/24/2011

    Is American Liberty under attack? Perhaps more so
    than any time since the Revolution. We see this daily in how our government
    regularly misleads us; making foolhardy economic decisions, then treating
    citizens alarmed at record deficits like madmen. It repeatedly tramples our
    rights as if we were slaves. The Constitution is displayed as an elaborate,
    ancient joke. Politicians present themselves as gods, above error, who dismiss
    dissent as if it were the babble of infants.

  • Anonymous

    Look out, Scott Brown:
    Potential challenger Elizabeth Warren
    has friend$ in high places

    Boston Herald,
    by Howie Carr   
    7/24/2011

    Scott Brown must be shaking in his boots — the candidate du jour against him is a 62-year-old moonbat from Oklahoma who blew in
    to Massachusetts in 1995. Her name is Elizabeth Warren, and she is no relation to the previous candidate du jour, Setti Warren. She’s a professor at Harvard Law School, and she’s being “urged” to run by the usual trust-funded suspects currently clipping coupons on Nantucket. I’m not saying she’s not a mainstream
    Democrat — in 2002, she donated $500 to Robert B. Reich, another carpetbagger who drifted into Harvard Square and…..

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1353763

  • Anonymous

    Kyl: Obama prioritizingelection over economy

    CBS News, by Lucy Madison   

    7/24/2011

    Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., said Sunday he was “confident”
    that Congress would reach a deal on raising the debt ceiling – but that
    President Obama would first have to decide to put the nation’s economic
    interests ahead of his re-election campaign.In an appearance on CBS’ “Face the
    Nation,” Kyl argued that a short-term extension – which would increase the debt
    limit ceiling into next year – was a viable option, but that the president
    objected to it because “the single most important thing to [him] is extending
    this beyond his re-election campaign.”

  • Anonymous

    Germany offers 100-million-euro
    loan to Libyan rebels

    Deutsche Welle,
    by Andre Bowen   
    7/24/2011

    Germany’s support for Libyan rebels has been much more reserved than other European and NATO allies, with Berlin keeping out of military involvement. Now it is offering 100 million euros to support the rebel council. Germany’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday said it would offer Libya’s National Transitional Council up to 100 million euros ($144 million) in loans for civil and humanitarian purposes.

    http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15263076,00.html

  • Anonymous

    Hillary’s Syria sellout

    New York Post, by Staff   

    7/24/2011

    President Obama won’t take meaningful action to speed
    the fall of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. But that doesn’t mean his secretary
    of state should profane the situation with Orwellian distortions and
    contradicting demands. Alas, that’s what Hillary Clinton’s been doing. And it
    just makes matters worse. For example, after Damascus allowed a street mob to
    attack the US embassy this month, Clinton declared that Assad had “lost
    legitimacy.” But wait a minute: When, exactly, did he acquire legitimacy? He’s a
    dictator, plain and simple, “elected” in a 2007 “landslide” in which he was the
    only candidate.

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin documentaryscreening a political lovefest for
    supporters

    Chicago Sun-Times, by Frank Main   

    7/24/2011

    The Chicago screening of a new Sarah Palin
    documentary Saturday was a political love fest for her conservative
    supporters.But Tea Party members weren’t the only ones who came away from the
    film with admiration for the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential
    candidate.Eddie Bryant, who attended the screening of “The Undefeated” at
    downtown’s Gene Siskel Film Center, is an African-American and Chicago Democrat.
    The retired 67-year-old Union Pacific employee said he was surprised to find he
    actually likes Palin.“I came because my friend is always talking about Sarah
    Palin. People say this lady is brainless.

    • Anonymous

      FROM THE COMMENTS

      Bannon struck a deal with WalMart to sell the dvd after the
      theatrical run, so you can get it for far less than $100 there.

  • Anonymous

    NYT Making the Motives Clear

    American Thinker, by Richard N. Weltz

    7/24/2011

    It’s hardly any news to AT readers and other thinking
    conservatives that the elitist left operates on the idea that only their coterie
    of “educated” intelligentsia can possibly know what is good for the “unwashed”
    masses – and ought, by right have the power to make life’s decisions and enforce
    them on everyone else. It’s also hardly news that the New York Times is the
    nation’s major mouthpiece for promotion of this thinking and simultaneously
    propounds in its pages agendas intended to undermine traditional American
    culture and morals.

  • Anonymous

    American War Museum and Al-Jazeera

    American Thinker,
    by Eileen F. Toplansky   
    7/24/2011

    Located in Maine, the General Henry Knox Museum finds
    itself in the news lately as it is slated to honor Al-Jazeera’s Washington Bureau Chief Abderrahim Foukara at its 2011
    Gala event. According to the museum, “Foukara completed
    a BA in English in his native Morocco before moving to the
    UK where he completed a PhD in African studies.

    (Snip) He has also been a “frequent guest on National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,
    CNN, and MSNBC.” Yet, Brigitte Gabriel of Act for America is mobilizing to oppose the appearance of Al-Jazeera’s Bureau
    Chief…..

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/american_war_museum_and_al-jazeera.html#disqus_thread

  • Anonymous

    Trying to Move On MoveOn.Org

    American Thinker, by Marion DS Dreyfus

    7/24/2011

    In the spirit of ecumenism, and convinced that there
    is too much one-sidedness in the political discussion now riving the country, I
    attended my first (and probably only) meeting of MoveOn.org, the radical
    progressive organization that, backed by the billions of Richie Rich radical
    mover and shaker George Soros, has spearheaded so much dissension since the
    advent of Bush 43, and now continues to fulminate against those on the right who
    stand against the dubious programs of President Barack Obama. Using a pseudonym,
    I checked into the meeting held on East 49th.

  • Anonymous

    The Boehner debt plan

    Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin   

    7/24/2011 

    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) was forced
    to take matters into his own hands. The White House meeting with President Obama
    on Saturday morning was brief and unproductive. The name of the game then became
    for congressional Democratic and Republican leaders to make a deal that would be
    ready to announce today. The image of the president’s angry press conference on
    Friday made for a stark contrast with the bipartisan congressional efforts
    throughout Saturday afternoon. Even Obama’s most fawning admirers had to admit
    that he hadn’t improved his stature in the episode.

    • Anonymous

      FROM THE COMMENTS:

      Those of us who have worked in government for many years know that, with few exceptions, every government agency could absorb a 10-25% cut in funding and still get their primary job done. I remember, years ago, when we were told that we must use ”zero-based budgeting.” In other words, we could not ask for a budget based on previous year’s budgets. We were to justify all expenses. Well, you can guess how that went over, and how long
      that lasted!

  • Anonymous

    Boehner: Obama’worried about his next election’

    The Hill [Washington, DC], by Alicia M.
    Cohn   

    7/24/2011

    With his self-imposed deadline for releasing a
    deficit plan before overseas markets open just a few hours away, House Speaker
    John Boehner (R-Ohio) said both sides were “not there yet” and pushed for a
    two-stage debt-limit vote. (Snip) Boehner also criticized President Obama for
    recommending a debt ceiling deal be timed to last beyond the next election
    season. “The president’s worried about his next election, but my God, shouldn’t
    we be worried about the country?” Boehner said. “I’m not worried about the next
    election. I told the president months ago: Forget about the next
    election!”

  • Anonymous

    Boehner says debt deal will be 2 parts

    Associated Press,
    by Staff   
    7/24/2011 
    Washington

    - House Speaker John Boehner says he’s working to get out a two-part plan to raise the nation’s debt limit, but he can’t say whether it will include Democratic support. Boehner tells “Fox News Sunday”
    that he hopes to have a bipartisan approach to solve the problem, but he’s ready to move forward with a Republican plan if a deal couldn’t be reached.

    The speaker flatly rejects the White House insistence that the plan get the country through the next election instead of offering a short-term fix while a longer-term solution can be worked out.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/07/24/national/w082331D64.DTL

  • Anonymous

    Responsibility movement grows

    Denver Post [CO], by John Andrews   

    7/24/2011

    Will Barack Obama go the way of Jimmy Carter and lose
    re-election after demonstrating weak leadership in a troubled economy? One
    Coloradan with a keen nose for the political wind signaled last week that he
    thinks it might happen. Gov. John Hickenlooper told a reporter the president
    would “have a hard time” carrying our state right now, because “there’s such
    dissatisfaction over people who have been out of work” for months or even years.
    Though Hick’s warning wasn’t an outright prediction of Obama’s defeat, it’s
    significant because Colorado is widely considered

  • Anonymous

    Obama’s Team:
    CommieNight at US Cellular Field

    American Thinker,
    by Phil Boehmke   
    7/24/2011

    Welcome once again to the People’s Republic of Chicago (PRC), home of Barack Obama and his favorite baseball team, the Chicago White Sox. Monday night, July 25th 2011 People’s World/Mundo Popular will be holding their 6th annual tailgate BBQ and fundraiser at US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. Although Barack Obama will not be able to attend this
    openly communist fundraising event, his rabid supporter Pepe Lozano will be on hand for the gala evening. Chicago native Pepe Lozano is a writer for CPUSA’s People’s World and a key leader…

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/obamas_team_commie_night_at_us_cellular_field.html

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Pandora’s Box in Norway

    American Thinker,
    by James Lewis   
    7/24/2011

    If you destroy civilization, the monsters that fly out will surely destroy you. That is the lesson of the barbarian who killed
    almost one hundred innocents in Norway last week. [Snip] In fact, it is the Left itself that has opened Pandora’s Box bysystematically
    destroying the pillars of Western civilization, even bringing in Muslim terror preachers to speed up the destruction of civilized life. Saul Alinsky dedicated Rules for Radicals to Lucifer. Nothing better captures the destructive mind of the cultural Left, and we can see the results all around us.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/pandoras_box_in_norway.html

  • Anonymous

    West wows local GOP, doesn’t mention Wasserman Schultz exchange

    By William March
    TampaBayOnLine
    July 23/2011
    Tampa

    — U.S. Rep. Allen West stirred up a
    friendly, conservative crowd with a partisan speech Saturday night, making no
    reference to his flap this week with fellow Fort Lauderdale-area Congress member
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz. West refused to take questions from the media during
    the event, and ignored a…

    » Read More

  • Anonymous

    West wows local GOP, doesn’t mention Wasserman Schultz exchange

    By William March
    TampaBayOnLine
    July 23/2011
    Tampa

    — U.S. Rep. Allen West stirred up a
    friendly, conservative crowd with a partisan speech Saturday night, making no
    reference to his flap this week with fellow Fort Lauderdale-area Congress member
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz. West refused to take questions from the media during
    the event, and ignored a…

    » Read More

  • Anonymous

    G. Chambers Williams III:Getting U.S. drivers to go
    electric

    Express-News [San Antonio], by G. Chambers Williams
    III    

    7/24/2011

    The push to electrify the vehicles Americans drive,
    in an effort to reduce air pollution and our dependence on foreign oil, moves
    into high gear this year as automakers ramp up production of battery-operated
    cars. These include the pure-electric Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus and Mitsubishi
    iMiEV, as well as the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt and a new plug-in model of
    the Toyota Prius (coming for 2013). All of these vehicles were on display and
    available for media test drives at the Plug-In 2011 conference I attended this
    past week in Raleigh, N.C.

  • Anonymous

    Kook Lefty Bloggers Say
    SarahPalin, The Right, Caused
    the Norway Massacres

    The American Spectator,
    by Matthew Vadum   
    7/24/2011

    Often the Left is so predictable. While Norway mourns the deaths of the 92 (so far) shooting victims, kook bloggers at FireDogLake,
    Democratic Underground, and elsewhere are already labelling the alleged killer to be “right wing.” This meme appears to have started with a comment made by a Norwegian political science professor who speculated that the shooter might be

    “right wing.”

    Even Sarah Palin is now being blamed for the shooting because the suspect reportedly favored the creation of a European Tea Party. The media keeps repeating the mantra that the shooter is “right wing.”

    http://spectator.org/blog/2011/07/23/kook-lefty-bloggers-say-sarah#

  • Anonymous

    All Cornel West Wanted from
    Obama Was One Phone Call

    National Journal
    (Washington, D.C.),
    by Elspeth Reeve   
    7/24/2011

    All the president had to do to keep Cornel West from going on his anti-Obama crusade was pick up the phone. West, once a strong Obama supporter, went on a tirade against him in May, saying the president was

    “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.”

    (snip) West:

    “I think he had to keep me at a distance. There’s no doubt
    that he didn’t want to be identified with a black leftist. But we’re talking about one phone call, man. That’s all. One private phone call.”

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/dailyfray/all-cornel-west-wanted-from-obama-was-one-phone-call-20110722

  • Anonymous

    Barack the Mad

    Human Events, by John Hayward   

    7/24/2011

    On Friday, right after his Democrat colleagues in the
    Senate used a procedural maneuver to kill the Cut, Cap and Balance Act without a
    real vote, President Obama held a town hall meeting at the University of
    Maryland before a carefully screened, very supportive audience. He said a few
    interesting things in this relaxed and comfortable environment. Obama blamed
    divided government for the debt ceiling crisis.

  • Anonymous

    Congress ditches Obama on debt talks

    Politico, by Manu Raju   

    7/24/2011

    First came the Biden talks. When those blew up, the
    Obama-Boehner talks took center stage. And when that failed, the McConnell-Reid
    talks looked promising. And after they faltered, the Obama-Boehner talks tried
    to find a new life. Now it’s all come down to the Boehner-Reid-Pelosi-McConnell
    talks to solve the debt crisis. Notably absent? The president. (Snip) With the
    president staying out of the picture, congressional leaders struggled to make
    progress on a temporary two-step solution that raises the debt limit with some
    offsetting cuts.

  • Anonymous

    Tim Pawlenty’s Illusion of Dullness

    Townhall,
    by Steve Chapman   
    7/24/2011
    INDIANOLA,
    Iowa

    – When you pick up a glossy, multi-page color brochure at a presidential campaign event, you expect to see a candidate’s image on the front. The ones stacked on a table inside the Sports
    Page Grill, where Tim Pawlenty is appearing this morning, do feature that sort of photo.

    (Snip) It’s of Barack Obama. This choice does not reflect a heroic
    sublimation of ego. The headline on the flier says, “Leadership isn’t about fancy speeches and empty promises.” Pawlenty wants to convey a simple message:

    He is nothing like Obama, and that’s an excellent thing.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/stevechapman/2011/07/24/tim_pawlentys_illusion_of_dullness/page/full/

  • Anonymous

    Congress is a profile in cowardice

    Baltimore Sun,
    by Arlen Specter   
    7/24/2011

    Washington traditionally boasts about its’ profiles in courage. Today, facing arguably the greatest potential financial crisis in
    American history, politics trumps economics as officials focus on the next election instead of the public interest. The leader of the parade in profiles in cowardice is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with his ingenious, diabolical proposal, which avoids tough votes for Republicans and places all the blame on Democrats. It’s all inside the beltway maneuvering and hard to explain, but it is indispensible for the American people to understand it so public opinion can be mobilized to stop it.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-specter-debt-limit-20110723,0,2905514.story

    • Anonymous

      FROM THE COMMENTS:

      The moment I saw Arlen Specter’s name having written about
      “profiles in cowardice”, I was reminded that he will never escape the label of
      “coward” himself for having changed Parties the moment his poll numbers tanked.
      He lost anyway. There’s a lesson there.Re: the article, Specter has
      colossal nerve reversing the truth, to wit:”The leader of the parade
      in profiles in cowardice is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with his
      ingenious, diabolical proposal, which avoids tough votes for Republicans and
      places all the blame on Democrats.”Ever the liberal sympathizer,
      Specter is blind to exactly the reverse: Who is it that has not put one word on
      paper as to the Democrat proposal, whatever it is, to solve the debt
      crisis.Obama talks a good game but hasn’t written one word the
      GOP can reject. He hasn’t written anything because he doesn’t want his
      fingerprints on any bill as catastrophic as every Democrat bill would
      be.Specter lost it long ago, but this proves it.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking with the enemy: how UScommanders fight the Taliban
    duringthe day and dine with them at night

    Telegraph [UK], by Colin Freeman   

    7/24/2011

    US Marine commanders spend their days hunting Taliban
    fighters but lay down their weapons to dine with insurgent leaders at night as
    they try to negotiate an end to fighting in Afghanistan. Sitting in the spartan
    parlour of the governor of Sangin’s office, Lieutenant Colonel Tom Savage waits
    for his opposite number in the Taliban to turn up for tea. Fittingly, perhaps,
    for a man whose day job is killing Lt Col Savage’s fellow US Marines, the
    insurgent leader will only ever meet at night, and even then, it is a
    cloak-and-dagger affair.

  • Anonymous

    The Budget Talks:Edge of the Rim of the Cusp

    American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman   

    7/24/2011

    I cannot imagine a more perilous undertaking than
    predicting the outcome of the debt limit increase negotiations still underway as
    I write this. To those who just prefer to ignore politics and blame both sides,
    that’s all they’ll take away from this prolonged battle as the eleventh hour
    draws near: Some uninformed, cynical notion that it’s a pity they can’t just get
    along accompanied by tut tuts about how impotent Washington is and childish the
    principals are. I don’t see it that way. This fight is long overdue in a nation
    which has been ideologically rather evenly divided

  • Anonymous

    Angry Gays:
    F-Bombs, Glitterbombs,
    Phlegm Phones & Death Wishes

    Townhall,
    by Doug Giles    
    7/24/2011

    (Reader warning: rough language ahead!)

    What would happen if Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Dr. Keith Ablow, or a conservative barbeque salesman, for that matter, expressed on national television the desire to “F— the sh-t out of” some powerful, prominent and accomplished liberal woman against her will? Or, in other words, rape said señorita? Do you think that would make the evening news? Do you think he would get fired from his job? Do you think that all conservatives far and wide would have to profusely apologize and go through sensitivity training for the next eight millennia?

    http://townhall.com/columnists/douggiles/2011/07/24/angry_gays_f-bombs,_glitterbombs,_phlegm_phones__death_wishes/page/full/

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Bill Ayers:
    Or how I learned to stop bombing and
    destroy the system from within …

    Daily Inter Lake
    [Kalispell MT],
    by Frank Miele   
    7/24/2011

    By the mid-1960s, all hell had broken loose in the American education system, most obviously in the universities that were at the center of the Vietnam War protest movement, but more subtly in the public school system as well.

    [SNIP]The anti-American fervor on college campuses during the
    Vietnam era was the fuel that led teachers to give up their traditional role as the builders of culture and turned them instead into termites that ate away at the foundations of our society.

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