Obama the debater: Making Jimmy Carter look awesome

Party like it’s 1980! Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework. Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the […]

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Republican Vice-Presidential candidate and Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan

Video: Ryan Says Under Obama, Mideast Looks Like ‘1979 Tehran’

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan continued to denounce President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign affairs Monday, saying that under the president’s policies, the Middle East looks like Tehran during the hostage crisis of 1979-1980. Addressing a crowd in Lima, Ohio, Ryan was referring to Nov. 4, 1979, when Islamic revolutionaries in Iran attacked the U.S. […]

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Jimmy Carter Clueless on Iran

When it comes to the Middle East, the former president never ceases to amaze. In an interview published in Time, he was asked: “What do you think it means that Iran seems to have its first nuclear fuel rod?” His complete answer: “Well, of course, the religious leaders of Iran have sworn on their word […]

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It’s Official: Obama Is Now The Worst American President

We doubt many will be surprised by the latest presidential polling update from Gallup, and certainly not the record nearly 50 million Americans on foodstamps, but here it is nonetheless, from US News: “President Obama’s slow ride down Gallup’s daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating […]

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Assessing Qaddafi

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online August 30, 2011 The world’s longest ruling head of state, Mu’ammar al-Qadhdhafi (the correct transliteration of his name), would have been ruler of Libya for exactly 42 years on Sept. 1. As he leaves the scene, his wretched reign deserves an appraisal. Qaddafi took power at the age of […]

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Are Centrist Democrats an Endangered Species?

Political fashions may enjoy slightly more longevity than clothing fashions but they too are evanescent. During the 1990s, “3rd Way politics” was the rage and its most successful practitioners were President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair. The recent decision by the Democratic Leadership Council to close shop together with the disappearance of Blair’s […]

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