Archives for Barack Obama

Independent Ideas: The Last Straw

by Jason Lightner October 24th, 2014 Independent Ideas
law-419057_1280There's been a lot in the news this past week, and even these past few days. Always turning, this world's  constantly abuzz with something of interest to someone — some new threat to worry about, or some new cause to champion. Camp Campaign has been my soapbox for the past four years and, while writing about politics isn't always the most pleasant of jobs, I've always taken great pride in knowing that, in some small way, my voice is getting people to think about the status quo. That's where progress begins, after all.

Washington State Patrol Aircraft catches multiple police cars
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Unsolicited Advice

by Ronald A. Rowe October 23rd, 2014 Winners & Losers
SONY DSCTo the Left: Lighten up!  Liberals are the biggest bunch of sad sacks I have ever seen in my life.  The Left scores win after win but never stops to celebrate any of it.  Abortion is more widely available and easily accessible than ever before.  Legalized drugs are a reality in Colorado and either on the ballot or in the pipeline in many more states.  Gay marriage is rapidly gaining acceptance in the mainstream.  Nationalized healthcare is the law of the land.  Democrats control 2/3 of the government.  Liberals have won virtually every fight they’ve fought in the last
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Political Quotes, Oct 22

by Jane Wangersky October 22nd, 2014 Poli Talk

  • Democrats do have one congenital defect, and that is that we do not vote in midterms. --President Obama

  • You should never underestimate the ability of the Republicans to screw something up and blow an ideal opportunity. --Ralph Reed, conservative activist

  • It's okay to protest, it's okay to exercise your First Amendment rights, it's okay to go to jail for a cause, but it's not okay to destroy communities. --Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed

  • Russia should pressure (rebels in) Donetsk and Luhansk not to hold these elections, to avoid a frozen conflict. --Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin

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Wal-Mart, Trolls, and Wendy Davis

by Ronald A. Rowe October 16th, 2014 Winners & Losers
file000356994816Election Day is fast approaching.  The WINNERS are coasting through the final stretch while the LOSERS are getting desperate.  That means attack ads, nasty accusations, and the political machines kicking into full gear.  That means plenty of fodder for the WINNERS and LOSERS columns.  Politicians are overpromising, partisans are rationalizing, and trolls are trolling – all in an effort to ensure that their preferred party – of the only two allowed to be viable in our system – is more successful than the other in November.

Wal-Mart - ??? – Wal-Mart will no longer be providing benefits to part-time workers
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Key Issues that Could Turn the Tide To Republicans

by T Akery October 14th, 2014 Republican Reflections
file0002024178641The November election can mean big changes in both the House and the Senate. This year, there are a lot of key races to watch to see which direction  Congress is going to go. Because it's not a Federal election year, turnout for these elections is generally low. But there are some issues that may bring more Republicans to the polls.

One of the fundamental key issues is job stats. No matter which way they spin it, jobs are way down. Most that are added are minimum wage jobs. With Christmas right around the corner, people are taking a fresh
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Leon The Professional

by Eric M. Blake October 13th, 2014 Conservative Considerations
panetta ciaLeon Panetta’s long been something of an enigma, during his time in the current administration. I suppose that’s more than appropriate, for Obama’s first CIA director. At any rate, quite a few eyebrows were raised — especially among Conservatives like Sean Hannity — at the fact that Clinton’s chief of staff, of all people, was going to head the CIA. This was certainly a far cry from his predecessor, Gen. Hayden.

Imagine our surprise when the CIA's first public incident following Panetta becoming Spymaster— Nancy Pelosi and company (then in control of the House) hounding the Agency for interrogation practices under Bush
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Top 8 Winners and Losers

by Ronald A. Rowe October 9th, 2014 Winners & Losers
eightballAnother week, another series of wildly divergent views.  We combed through the online chatter and partisan nonsense to distill out the highest of highs and the lowest of lows from the world of politics.  It wasn’t the most active of weeks but we still managed to find more than a few people riding a wave and plenty more getting buried under one.  Here are this week’s Top 8 WINNERS and LOSERS, as selected by the Camp Campaign staff.

Mel Gibson – WINNER – Mel Gibson’s name has been mud ever since his infamous anti-Semitic rant some years back.  He was
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Thanks Obama!

by Jessica B. October 7th, 2014 Democratic Deliberations
obama on phone whIt seems that every time I turn on some right wing news channel or read up on a conservative news website, everyone is blaming Obama for everything. Ebola is in the U.S.? Thanks Obama! Global warming is/isn’t a threat? Thanks Obama! Benghazi? Benghazi? Benghazi? (sorry, obligatory Benghazi mention – THANKS OBAMA!).

While I am a self-identifying bleeding heart lefty, I draw the line at throwing undue praise at leaders just because they are a Democrat or lean left. But at the same time, the amount of crap being thrown at Obama on a daily basis has gotten far beyond eye-roll
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A Pipeline to Winnerville

by Ronald A. Rowe October 2nd, 2014 Winners & Losers
The Show 2Did you ever go to a carnival where a barker called out “everybody’s a winner!”?  At the carnival, that boast usually involves winning a prize that’s worth less than the price of playing the game.  But here at Camp Campaign you can play for free and everybody’s a WINNER this week!  That’s right, there are no LOSERS here.  This week’s edition of WINNERS and LOSERS is like a T-ball game where there are no strikes or outs, nobody keeps score, and everyone’s a WINNER.  Enjoy the self-esteem boost, world of politics.  You’re welcome.

The Keystone XL Pipeline – WINNER –
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From Colorado to Syria and Beyond

by Ronald A. Rowe September 25th, 2014 Winners & Losers
business-254583_1280Remember back when George W. Bush was the President of the United States of America and Democrats were all worked up about how important it was for him to get Congressional approval to go to war and the Republicans argued that he had the authority to do what needed to be done?  No, I didn’t think so.  It seems like everyone but me has forgotten that inconvenient little bit of history as the roles are reversed this time around.  Enough about that.  Let’s get on with this week’s list of WINNERS and LOSERS.

Sean Hannity – WINNER – It is
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Political Quotes, September 24

by Editorial Team September 24th, 2014 Poli Talk

  • I support the air strikes launched by the president, understanding that this is just one step . . . -- John Boehner

  • The overall effort will take time, but we're going to do what's necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group. -- President Obama

  • It may have been accidental. We shot it down‎. -- Israeli PM Netanyahu, on Syrian plane

  • I'm not looking for free water, I'm just looking for affordability. -- Tracy Peasant, Detroit resident

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Kicking A Hive of Stupid

by Ronald A. Rowe September 18th, 2014 Winners & Losers
badges-298471_1280Ouch.  It was a rough week on the political stage this week.  It seems like we’ve had our share of those lately.  Things haven’t gone very well for any of our major players this time around.  In fact, I had to dig out the old WINNER / LOSER Combo trick just to find a smidgen of positivity out of the morass that was this week in politics.  Readers, please find a little love in your hearts for someone – anyone - involved in the political arena and recommend a WINNER for next week’s column.

The Democratic Party – LOSER –
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