OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 114TH CONGRESS:
- January 23, 2015
Posted by bonniekgoodman on January 24, 2015
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“How do you convey to Putin the threat that sounds like ‘Vladimir don’t mess around or you’re going to feel my flexibility because I’ve got a phone and I’ve got a pen and I can dial really fast and poke you with my pen — pinkie promise.’”
“I’m probably being too hard on the president. After all, who could’ve seen this coming?”
“Mr. President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.”
“Hey Democrats! It’s your leaders who are demeaning women. Liberals seem to think the women of America are cheap dates.”
“I do believe that the eyes of America are open. Unfortunately though, some would want you to hit the snooze button and roll back over. Like ‘Hush America, go back to sleep little lambs,’ Some of these folks are in the GOP establishment.”
“Thank you, Texas because liberty needs a Congress on Cruz control. The awakening began, and Sen. Ted Cruz helped keep them awake. His filibuster, it worked in waking people up to the folly of a government takeover.”
“He told his colleagues it was time, time to stand up, time to use the tools of the Constitution, the power of the purse and to fulfill their campaign promises and to stop Obamacare. But our army balked. We hoped that they were just reloading, but instead they retreated, and worse, worse, they joined the lapdogs in the lamestream to trash the foot soldiers who had fought for America.”
“I do not like this Uncle Sam. I do not like his healthcare scam. I do not like these dirty crooks or how they lie and cook the books. I do not like when Congress stills. I do not like their crony deals. I do not like the spying man. I do not like ‘Oh yes we can.’ I do not like this spending spree. We’re smart we know there’s nothing free. I do not like reporters’ smug replies when I complain about their lies. I do not like this kind of hope. And we won’t take it, nope, nope, nope. Hat tip the Internet.”
“Run, Sarah, Run!”
“I should, I didn’t get to run this morning. I was so busy. Did some hot yoga and didn’t get to run.”
Posted by bonniekgoodman on March 8, 2014
Source: ABC News Radio, 7-11-13
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A war of words has erupted between former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and the senator she might take on next year: Democrat Mark Begich.
The conflict started Tuesday when Palin told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that she has “considered” a U.S. Senate bid because, “Senator Mark Begich has got to be replaced. He has not done what he had promised to do for the people of Alaska, which is to represent what it is the nation needs in terms of energy development, because he’s on the wrong side of the aisle.”….READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on July 11, 2013
Posted by bonniekgoodman on July 10, 2013
Source: ABC News Radio, 3-27-13
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
In a video released Wednesday by Sarah Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, she revved up conservatives and Tea Party Republicans for 2014 with snippets of her Conservative Political Action Conference speech from earlier this month as well as media coverage praising the speech and her string of successful past endorsements.
Titled “Loaded for Bear,” the video begins with the praise from the mainstream media she is always quick to criticize as the “lamestream media.”…READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on March 27, 2013
Source: NYT, 3-16-13
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas introduced Sarah Palin on Saturday, crediting her for his election.
In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Sarah Palin attacked President Obama and Beltway Republican groups….READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on March 16, 2013
Source: ABC News, 3-16-13
On President Barack Obama: He is considered a good politician, which is like saying Bernie Madoff was a good salesmen. The difference being, the president is using our money.
Background checks? Yeah, I guess to learn more about a person’s thinking and associations and intentions. More background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President — should have started with yours.
On gun ownership: You should have seen what Todd got me for Christmas. Well, It wasn’t that exciting. It was a metal rack, case for hunting rifles to put on the back of a four-wheeler. Then though, I had to get something for him to put in the gun case, right. So, this go around, he’s got the rifle, I got the rack.
On Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s large soda ban: Palin held up a Big Gulp, sipped from a straw and said: Bloomberg is not around, our big gulps are safe. We’re cool. Shoot, it’s just pop with low-cal ice-cubes in it.
On the current state of politics in Washington: We don’t have leadership coming out of Washington, we have reality television.
On young conservatives: My only piece of advice to our young college Republicans is you’ve got to be thinking Sam Adams, not drinking Sam Adams. And that’s just a joke. I don’t want to know hear from the CEO of some brewery accusing me of being an anti beer-ite.
On freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who introduced her: We need more Americans like Ted Cruz. Coming from Texas, Ted Cruz comes to town, chews barbed wire, and spits out rust.
On Obama administration transparency: Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lie.
Posted by bonniekgoodman on March 16, 2013
Source: ABC News, 3-14-13
Today marks the start of a three-day gathering of conservative leaders and activists from around the country. The Conservative Political Action Conference — CPAC, for short — is organized by the American Conservative Union and has become an annual focal point that brings together establishment figures, new leaders, grassroots types and, in particular, the younger generation of conservatives. It kicks off this morning at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.
Here’s a quick guide about what we can expect:
WHO’S GOING: A whole lot of big-name speakers such as Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul and many more….The National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre, American Crossroads head Steven Law, American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and Heritage Foundation President and former Sen. Jim DeMint.
WHO’S NOT GOING: The two most-talked-about names who don’t have speaking slots at this year’s CPAC conference are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (although McDonnell plans to participate in a prayer breakfast associated with the conference on Friday morning)….READ MORE
Kelly AyotteU.S. Senator
John BarrassoU.S. Senator
Diane BlackU.S. Representative
Marsha BlackburnU.S. Representative
Jeb BushFormer Governor of Florida
Eric CantorHouse Majority Leader
Al CardenasACU Chairman
Dr. Ben CarsonDirector of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Francesca ChambersEditor, Red Alert Politics
Steven CrowderActor, Comedian
Ted CruzU.S. Senator
Ken CuccinelliVirginia Attorney General
Artur DavisFormer U.S. Representative
Carly FiorinaACU Board Member
Tom FittonPresident, Judicial Watch
Jeff FrazeePresident, Young Americans for Liberty
Newt GingrichFormer House Speaker
Kristan HawkinsPresident, Students for Life
Chelsi HenryOutreach Chair, Young Republican National Federation
Bobby JindalGovernor of Louisiana
Ron JohnsonU.S. Senator
Sonnie JohnsonFounder, “Did She Say That”/Breitbart News Network
David KeenePresident, NRA
Wayne LaPierreExecutive VP, NRA
Mike LeeU.S. Senator
Art LinaresConnecticut State Senator
Dana LoeschHost, “The Dana Loesch Show”
Jenny Beth MartinCo-Founder, Tea Party Patriots
Alexander McCobinPresident, Students for Liberty
Mitch McConnellU.S. Senate Republican Leader
Sarah PalinFormer Governor of Alaska
Rand PaulU.S. Senator
Katie PavlichNews Editor, Town Hall
Rick PerryGovernor of Texas
Mitt RomneyFormer Republican Nominee for President
Wayne Allyn Root2008 Libertarian Nominee for Vice President
Marco RubioU.S. Senator
Paul RyanChairman, House Budget Committee
Rick SantorumFormer U.S. Senator
Tim ScottU.S. Senator
T.W. ShannonSpeaker, Oklahoma House of Representatives
Pat ToomeyU.S. Senator
Donald TrumpChairman & President, The Trump Organization
Scott WalkerGovernor of Wisconsin
Allen WestFormer U.S. Representative
Crystal WrightEditor & Publisher, conservativeblackchick.com
Posted by bonniekgoodman on March 14, 2013
Source: Zap2it.com, 10-12-12
An estimated 51.4 million people tuned in to watch the sole debate between sitting Democratic V.P Joe Biden and Republican V.P. hopeful Congressman Paul Ryan on Thursday, October 11.
The debate, hosted by Centre College in Kentucky and moderated by ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz, was carried across 12 networks.
While coverage varied by network, 10 networks aired live coverage from approximately 9:00PM to 10:30PM while Univision and Telemundo aired coverage on tape delay. The chart below highlights the sum of the average audience for these networks.
In 2008, the Vice Presidential debate between then Sen. Joe Biden and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin drew over 18 million more viewers than last night’s debate. The 2008 Biden-Palin debate notwithstanding, last night’s political tête-à-tête had the highest V.P. debate viewership since the George H.W. Bush-Geraldine Ferarro debate in 1984. That debate nabbed 56.7 million viewers.
Posted by bonniekgoodman on October 12, 2012
AP — NBC’s ‘Today’ show is bringing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (l.) on board as a co-host Tuesday morning, pitting her against Katie Couric on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’.
NBC’s Today Show: http://today.msnbc.msn.com
ABC’s Good Morning America: http://abcnews.go.com/
Source: AP, 4-2-12
If you’re a Couric fan who misses those bygone mornings on the “Today” show, then click to “Good Morning America,” where Couric, now an ABC star, is subbing all week for co-host Robin Roberts.
But maybe you love the “mama grizzly” panache of Sarah Palin. And maybe you’re still miffed by how Couric, then anchoring the “CBS Evening News,” went to town on Palin during the 2008 presidential race. Then tune into NBC’s “Today,” where, during the 8 a.m. (EDT) hour, Palin will serve as a guest host at Couric’s old haunt. (Take that, Katie!)
Welcoming the former Alaska governor to Studio 1A is the “Today” show’s brashest counter-move after “GMA,” the scrappy ratings runner-up, announced Couric’s fill-in role last week….READ MORE
Sarah Palin is appearing on ‘Today,’ pitting her against Katie Couric on ‘GMA.’ The ratings ploy evokes memories of the 2008 interview, but raises questions about the moniker ‘co-host.’
Source: CS Monitor, 4-2-12
As Sarah Palin prepares to go head-to-head with Katie Couric in guest appearances on the NBC and ABC morning news shows Tuesday, a few words are raising eyebrows among news watchers, namely the moniker “co-host” for Ms. Palin.
NBC, promoting the appearance of the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate on its website, said: “Sarah Palin will co-host Tuesday. She’ll reveal a different side of her than you’ve seen before.”
As a ratings ploy, the gambit has already succeeded, garnering buzz about whether the twin appearances will evoke memories of the infamous Couric/Palin interview on CBS during the 2008 presidential campaign, which many saw as the key turning point in which the McCain/Palin ticket began to slide.
But does this move to slot an openly partisan political figure in the host seat cross some sort of important line for a morning show produced by the network news division?
“A host has the opportunity to steer the conversation,” Ed Arke, associate professor of communications at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., says via e-mail.
Palin is being billed as a co-host and her openly partisan views could be problematic, he says. But, the larger issue is whether a news magazine like the “Today” show will begin to mimic or mirror the personality-driven discussion shows of the 24/7 news networks, he adds….READ MORE
Source: AP, 4-2-12
While it’s not quite Ali vs. Frazier, Tuesday’s faceoff between Katie Couric and Sarah Palin on opposing morning shows has some viewers wishing for a war of words. Here’s a look at how the pair measures up.
Palin: Her rocky interview with Couric in fall 2008
Posted by bonniekgoodman on April 2, 2012
Ms. Goodman is the Editor of History Musings. She has a BA in History & Art History & a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University. Ms. Goodman has also contributed the overviews, and chronologies in History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 4th edition, edited by Gil Troy, Fred L. Israel, and Arthur Meier Schlesinger published by Facts on File, Inc. in late 2011.
Game Change airs on HBO, Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 9PM
“Hollywood lies are Hollywood lies. The film is based on a false narrative.” Palin told Fox News last week. She said she has no plans to see the film though she did catch the trailer. Her PAC even created its own “trailer” to counteract “Game Change,” dubbing the HBO film “fiction.”
Posted by bonniekgoodman on March 9, 2012