Posts tagged "Jimmy Carter"

Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

That’s according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. [He] testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o’clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were... Read more »

Just how much taxes should the rich pay to be fair?

There are few good answers What’s fair? Upon that question revolved a presidential election and the economic future of America. What’s not fair, we’re told, is rich people not paying higher taxes. But no one seems able to say just how much more they should cough up. The fairness argument won President Barack Obama re-election... Read more »

58% Say Politics Behind Nobel Awards

Americans appear not to be buying the idea that the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Barack Obama has nothing to do with politics. Only 21 percent say that politics has nothing to do with it, according to a new Rasmussen poll. It said: Americans are much more skeptical of the motivation behind the awarding... Read more »
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Obama's tarnished, dangerous peace prize

Former Polish President Lech Walesa expressed it best when reacting to the shocking announcement of President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize: “So soon? Too early. He has no contribution so far. He is still at an early stage. He is only beginning to act,” said Walesa, a 1983 Nobel Peace laureate. “This is probably an... Read more »

Truthers, birthers and now, racers

This is getting beyond tiresome. Another idiot, Bob Herbert at the New York Times, is unleashing a vitriolic attack on white people for their intimate, racist thoughts that clog their pale Jimmy Carter: Racer noggins. It wasn’t enough that Maureen Dowd ascribed Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst during President Obama’s health care speech as raw racism,... Read more »

Clippings from Byrne's Barbershop

35 days to redefine America The next five weeks, according to a Wall Street Journal story could be the most critical yet for the Obama agenda. I think that’s a little understated. The next five weeks, during which Congress will be debating how to shovel billions of dollars we don’t have into the economy, could... Read more »
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