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Political Quotes, July 30

by Jane Wangersky July 30th, 2014 Poli Talk

  • President Obama's leading from behind? Well, it's not leading. It's reacting.
    --Sarah Palin

  • The fact that the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House is refusing to rule out impeachment offers a stunning view of the extreme measures this Republican Congress will take to push their reckless partisan agenda.
    --Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel

  • [I]nertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws.
    --U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

  • Every single time the international community called for a ceasefire, we ceased and Hamas fired.
    --Israel's UN Ambassador, Ron Prosor

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We Need to Stop Talking About Hillary

by Jessica B. July 29th, 2014 Democratic Deliberations
hclinton dosThe talk surrounding Hillary Clinton’s potential presidential candidacy has never really dissipated, and she has walked a very thin line of encouraging the chatter while saying absolutely nothing of actual value (a true Clinton skill!). As midterm elections get closer, the chances that Clinton will come up with anything specific about her plans remain slim. It would be foolish for her to do otherwise. So can we just ignore this for now?

Personally, even though I lean far to the left, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Clinton brand of Democratic politics. In fact, I’ve found Bill Clinton’s
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Killing the Goose That Laid the Golden (State) Egg

by Ronald A. Rowe July 24th, 2014 Winners & Losers
californiaHere we are in the dog days of summer.  While the rest of us just want to find a cool spot of shade in which to relax, the usual gang of politicians and pundits are doing what they do best.  And what they do best is make a mess.  Whether it is one of the nation’s most powerful states attempting electoral self-immolation or a massive government agency trying to get deeper into your personal life, the diverse staff of Camp Campaign has their fingers firmly on the pulse of the world politic.  We’ve got the skinny on the Winners
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IRS Scandal Still Rages On

by T Akery July 22nd, 2014 Republican Reflections
business-17686_640The IRS scandal is not going away anytime soon. Now, the courts are involved in the scandal. A lawsuit has been allowed to move forward by one judge. Another judge is demanding answers in a related suit. Both of this is forcing the IRS to go under oath to address how and why the IRS destroyed such vital evidence in such an egregious case of what amounts to a political witch hunt.

The main reason why this is still a major headache and will continue to be a major headache for the President is that there is a distinct lack
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Let Slip The Art Of War

by Eric M. Blake July 21st, 2014 Conservative Considerations
war-227167_640Sun Tzu said, "What causes opponents to come of their own accord is the prospect of gain. What discourages opponents from coming is the prospect of harm."

Like so much of Master Sun’s work, the above quote strikes one as little more than common sense … which makes it all the more tragic that it’s basically unheeded in our current foreign policy. The way to win a conflict quickly is to scare the enemy from fighting any longer — see: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Meanwhile, leaving your position vulnerable encourages them to proceed.

Sun Tzu probably would frown deeply at President Obama’s
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Tatiana Maslany and Lesser Issues

by Ronald A. Rowe July 17th, 2014 Winners & Losers
teamwork-326160_640Another week has gone by and the politicians and pundits have treated us to another hearty helping of their usual inanity.  The well-worn race card came out yet again, the Democrats (momentarily) abandoned the president, they played some soccer somewhere in South America, and it turns out that Colorado did not collapse into anarchy or disappear in a puff of marijuana smoke.  Plus whoever it is that puts together the Emmy nominations got on my bad side.  You can read about all that and more in this week’s edition of Winners and Losers.

Germany – Winner – Congratulations to the
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Borderline Nuts

by Eric M. Blake July 14th, 2014 Conservative Considerations
border-62866_640There are many lessons we can glean from the current twists in the border situation. Here’s two key points:

First — Leftist "compassion" almost invariably makes things worse.

It’s interesting that this year’s seen a new surge, not merely in illegal immigration, but in illegal immigration of children. For some strange reason, kids are crossing the southern border into America — without parents; their "adult guardians", if any, being either cruel-hearted and just-plain-evil Coyotes (Mexican mobsters, in case you’re wondering)… or our own border patrol agents.

Yes, you read correctly. Instead of doing their job and enforcing the border… our agents are reduced to glorified day care
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The N-Word in the Headline

by Ronald A. Rowe July 10th, 2014 Winners & Losers
man-96599_640By now just about everyone has heard about the column in the tiny WestView News that used the nefarious “N-word” in the headline.  When the radical Left uses a supposedly radical Right POV to disparage the Right, who wins and who loses?  Fortunately for all involved, Camp Campaign has a column devoted exclusively to sorting out the winners and losers in the world of politics.  This week, we’ll take a closer look at the infamous headline and sort through the effects on a political level in a special, single-issue edition of Winners and Losers.

The whole “the Right hates Obama
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Independent Ideas: Facebook/DoD, Congress, SCOTUS

by Jason Lightner July 4th, 2014 Independent Ideas
facebook-67361_640Seeing as my niche here on Camp Campaign is the sort of unbiased, unabashed thing one would expect from a category called "Independent Ideas," I figure this column should probably take on that exact moniker. Kudos to you, good reader, for bearing with me during this harrowing transition.

Verily.

Facebook's Psych Experiments Connected to the Department of Defense Research

As if Facebook's privacy track-record weren't dubious enough already, a report recently came out that the social network conglomerate engaged in a psychological experiment which saw users' news feeds actively manipulated by Facebook to be either mostly-positive or mostly-negative. The results indicated that users were
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Political Quotes, July 2

by Jane Wangersky July 2nd, 2014 Poli Talk

  • The failure of House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for our security, it's bad for our economy, and it's bad for our future. -- Pres. Obama

  • If the government wants to, on its own, go around providing people with benefits, that’s not something most of the plaintiffs object to.
    -- Hobby Lobby lead counsel Mark Rienzi

  • We have seen them [ISIS] reinforce themselves around Baghdad enough to convince us more troops was the prudent thing to do.
    -- Anonymous U.S. official

  • We will attack, and we will free our country.
    -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko


 
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Political Quotes — June 18th

by Jane Wangersky June 18th, 2014 Poli Talk

  • A substantial majority of the U.S. Embassy presence in Iraq will remain in place and the Embassy will be fully equipped to carry out its national security mission.
    -- Jen Psaki, U.S. State Dept.

  • The climate change deniers suggest there's still a debate over the science. There is not.
    -- Pres. Obama

  • [W]hen you change the definition of marriage to be inclusive of same-sex couples, you have automatically said they don't need either a father or a mother. And I would ask, which one don't they need?
    -- Julaine Appling, Wisconsin Family Action

  • What you have is conservatives at the grassroots level
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