How is my hair, is my hair all right, come on does my hair look perfect when I turn my head, M. R. O Please, does my hair look all right.
1.) If our success is only due to govt roads and bridges, then shouldn't other countries with roads and bridges have been generating as much success as the US over the last 56 years?
2.) If we have to award govt with all of our success, then doesn't govt, in turn, get the blame for all our failures to?
She was a Hillary supporter in 2008, so maybe she hasn't consumed as much kool-aid as some. She's also from Alaska and has kind of a soft spot for Sarah Palin. One thing I found interesting, back when the left was going after Rush for his comment about Sandra Fluke, she wrote an article calling out the same behavior by liberals like Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, Olbermann, etc.
I wonder if it's a sign of how bad things are in the Obummer camp. The fact that the lock-steppers would back away could be kind of telling.
Kirsten Powers continues to be one of my favorite liberals. She's not rigidly set and I don't get the sense that any of it is a show. She really thinks about this stuff and isn't a kneejerk leftist like say Alan Colmes, who I can't tolerate at all.
in 2008 the majority of American Voters, along with a number of smigit illegal voters delivered by leftist legal c-3 groups, gave Obama the bennefit of the doubt.
Now who's doubting Obamas mission? Only The true red blooded Americans who are fighting for our survival. The Leftist Progressive Liberals with their democrat party partners are still on their mission as if Americas destruction the past 3 1/2 years (Obamas Agenda) never happened.
Put Powers on "The Five" instead of Bob the Liberal puppet. She's more reasoned, more intelligent and articulate. I still disagree with 95% of what she says but at least it's what she says, and not how she might say it - See Bob the condescending for example.
I have hig hopes that in a few years Ms. Powers will see the error of her ways and become a Conservative. She is way too smart to be a Liberal.
If the government is supposed to be responsible for all business, economic and financial success, they why wasn't the USSR a big financial and business success.
My recollection is that the USSR imploded due to its government command and control of the entire economy.
She must be under the tutelage of Megyn Kelly since Megyn took her to the woodshed over the NBP's. I don't watch FOX but every time I see her now she seems to sharper.
I think Kristen was offended because she probably has worked hard to get where she is. Liberal or not, anyone who has ever worked to achieve anything would be offended at Obama's comments.
The way I see it, the president is so arrogant even if he were to recite "Mary had a little lamb" it would probably sound offensive. Makes me wonder about his likeability quotient which I have never agreed with.
I agree totally - I see him as mean and arrogant. I'm from Chicago and have only saw the most friendly people. But I didn't hang around terrorist Bill!
She said it "was possible" that it was taken out of context. That is why they aired this. His comment was obviously taken out of context. Powers is a "token" Democrat and gets her paycheck from Fox News, so you decide.
Why would you say it was taken out of context? But the larger issue isn't that one line. It's the gist of what he was saying. Surely, you cannot deny it. Obama stands firmly behind the idea that Elizabeth Warren put forth, i.e. that because someone uses other people or things that other people built in order to get wealthy, that somehow they OWE the rest of us. This is class warfare at its ugliest, and Americans reject this. Progressives cannot run away from their ideology. Stop being such cowards. Put it out there and you'll see how popular your ideas are or are not.
Powers is a Democrat but she has grown a lot since being on Fox. She defends Obama and the Democrats, but she has limits. Unlike Beckel, Colmes and others, she has limits and is not willing to drag herself down into gutter when she knows it's wrong. I can respect that much about her and she doesn't make my blood boil like the others...including the vast majority of the MSM.
It's because she's an "old school" Democrat - very rare these days. Progressives have taken over the party. A lot of Democrats are finally noticing. These are not classic liberals. They are far more extreme and their ideology differs greatly. They are radicals and socialists. Liberals and Democrats were not either of those in the past, but they are now. I may not agree with Powers a lot, but at least you can have a conversation with her.
Yep, I agree. But from what I remember when Powers first came on Fox she was pretty much like the rest. She made some insane arguments that the others were also making, but she was getting all stressed out and I could see it. She was lashing out and very frustrated that she couldn't win an argument. I think that's when she "grew" out of it and quit spitting out the party line of the day. She got tired of being humiliated....or she realized that there are legitimate arguments that totally destroy the far left views.
And gotten a lot blonder, dresses better and wears more make up. If we can get her to start eating double bacon cheese burgers on Monday's we've got her!
My sister is an ex-dem who recently registered as a republican, but she did it to vote for RP. She has shed her liberal ideals for the reality of our society. Republicans are going to have to do a lot better than they are to keep her in the party. She is now a staunch conservative. A time is coming when many will leave the republican party, due to the fact that they will no longer believe that it can produce any real conservative changes.
Years ago I dropped off the Republican ticket and went Independent. I found it to be useless because I was voting Republican anyway because very few Democrats (blue dogs) are worth voting for and even they get arm-twisted into voting against their conscience. So now I'm Republican again. My hopes hinge entirely on reforming the Republican party via the Tea Party. Eat the establishment whole and return to our conservative roots. I believe creating a third party would be a losing strategy, because all that would do is split the ticket and give the liberals full control for as far as the eye can see.
Yeah, you are right, because now they are literally threatening to drive the economy off the cliff intentionally if Republicans don't let them tax the rich. Chicago politics, and it flat out tells us they don't give a crap about anything except their power.
I assume you are talking about raising the debt limit, because that's when Obama threatened to not send out SS checks. We could have called his bluff, but the media would have put the blame squarely on Republicans' shoulders if Obama was stupid enough to do it. The correct blame would go to Obama but he wouldn't get it.
Maybe Boehner gave in because Obama is stupid enough and uncaring enough to do it and he couldn't let that happen to our elderly...?????
I have heard that congress gives the president a lot of discretionary funding, but if the bill requires specific funding from congress, then I suppose that they could de-fund it. Otherwise, quit giving Obama so much money, and quit bowing to his threats of not funding SS. He would never get reelected if he actually didn't send out the checks. Call his freaking bluff. But no, Boehner would never do that, because he doesn't want to tick of his establishment buddies.
Can Congress defund a program without the involvement or approval from the Senate or the President? If they can't it would have been a waste of time trying. If they can....you might have a point but I'm not sure how it works.
I agree and I truly believe that is what Gov. Sarah Palin is trying to be instrumental in doing although some just are not getting it. The R party cannot be changed by someone becoming president. It has to be done like she is doing-making speeches reminding people what being conservative really is and used to be and helping new people get into the Senate and Congress. Richard Mourdock in Indiana beat out RINO Lugar and Palin endorsed Mourdock. The lady from Nebraska was endorsed by Palin and she also won in the primary. I think a lot of people are getting what needs to be done but don't understand what it takes to get there. You have to start from the bottom and work your way up.
re, in like 50-100 years I'm with you on taking over the party. But it is so very discouraging to see the R's continue to fund Obamacare and wimp out when they had the majority. I personally despise Boehner and tweet him daily about his lack of spine.
Whatever it takes to remove the "middle of the road" establishment that has forgotten what they were elected for...protecting our rights and reducing the size of government.
Just more states for Holder to file lawsuits against for doing their job.
I hate to say it, but the liberty movement has taken over some state level GOP positions, and they plan to use them to get liberty minded conservatives elected, and to help keep fraud out of the state GOP electoral process. They pretty much took over some states. Romney and the national GOP had to move into Nevada and set up a new GOP there after the state convention.
I love it.
I agree. It would take a massive effort and I just don't see it happening. I think we are stuck with the two-party system for now.
If we had a big enough political revolution that rejected both parties, it could work. Of course, I don't see that happening. The establishment has a choke hold on the electoral process.
That is very cool. My two are also in their early 20s, an are hard core conservatives. They were raised in the proverbial back woods. (guns, hunting, hard work)
After this primary season, I realized that the establishment GOP is so entrenched in fraud, that it is very unlikely that the liberty movement will penetrate it. They may allow certain states to have a victory, but look at what they did in Nevada. They just replaced the state GOP after the convention.
If they hadn't taken it to the level of fraud that they did, and got away with it, then I might have hope for changing the GOP. The tea party is not active enough to take over the state level positions, and keep the fraud out, and good candidates in. Our tea party in Oregon has been totally co-opted by the establishment, and they were involved in illegally ousting liberty delegates.
I would love to see change in the GOP, but I don't see it happening. My vote literally doesn't count where I live due to redistricting over the years, and all of the power being put into one county in Oregon, so I have decided that I probably won't vote at all this time around as a matter of principle. I will probably register as something other than a republican just to decrease the numbers of registered republicans, and to try to bolster the numbers of a third party.
I would love to believe that it can all be changed, but until the American people at least recognize how much fraud there is, and demand hand counted ballots, and publicly tallied votes, there is no way to keep the establishment out. Look at what happened in Nebraska. They rented electronic voting machines for the state convention.
We are cooked, and most don't know it.
And let's not forget the youth factor too. I have three young adult children in their early 20's, and while none of them entirely connect with the republican party, the libertarian message resonates with them and they are all huge RP fans. Because of that, they would NEVER vote for a democrat/liberal. I think RP shed a lot of light on how government spending on both sides is destroying THEIR future, but notice RP did not line up behind Gary Johnson, who he knows could never win. He aligned himself with Romney, thereby making it OK for his base to vote for Romney. It's brilliant when you think about it. It has never been "cool" to be a republican if you're in your early 20's, but RP gave them "permission" to vote republican and in doing so has taken a big chunk out Obama's base.
That is one of the good things that came out of the RP campaign. It converted many liberals to conservatives using common sense arguments. I've been arguing with her for 20 years, then all of the sudden, RP convinces her. I think that it is the fact that RP doesn't come off to be as partisan as many do. Partisan pride will lock people into a position.
Kirsten is alot more tolerable than the three stooges (Juan, Bob & Alan). In fact they have gotten so flaky that I immediately turn them off before they open their mouths. Fox is on the downslide big-time where I'm concerned. Fox Business channel is alot more entertaining with Dobbs, Willys and Cavuto. The libs on their channel are more palatable, if liberals can actually be palatable.
Yeah, but Kirsten is a reasonable leftist (I know, I know. Those words don't go together.). Most leftists are not. Not sure you can judge by that! However, put in context, the comments are condescending and abusive. I say, play them over and over!
I agree about Powers. She is one Democrat that I will listen to and she will give you an honest perspective. I can work with someone like that. Unlike Reid, Obama, Pelosi, Colmes, Juan Williams, Bob Beckel, and others. They are so bad there's no working (or honest discussion) with them at all.
I just think that Fox should 86 all of their liberal pundits if they want to gain back any credibility as a conservative media outlet. Sure, have them on interviews as the opposition, but don't hire them. Get rid of BillO, and put Judge Nap and Beck back in.
The way I look at it is that people are leaving CNN and the others in mass numbers. I think that reason is they are catching on that they aren't being told all of the important stories or both sides of the issues. Fox would probably have the same problem if they did nothing but spew conservative points of view....which, of course, is not what you suggested they do anyway.
Eh, I don't know about that. They do have some wacko libs on the channel, but if you think about it they are an accurate representation of the Democrat party as it stands. As much as I hate listening to them, I think It's important to have that input in order to have more credibility. Otherwise they would be accused of not giving the left a voice....like basically the rest of the media outlets do to the right. I don't know if there would be a difference if they were just interviewed as opposed to being employed by Fox. They would still be there. I think conservative members on Fox do a pretty good job of making the liberals look foolish.