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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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Foreign Policy Plus Ailing Economy Hurt Democrats

by T Akery September 16th, 2014 Republican Reflections
failure-215563_1280The reports coming out of the Middle East on ISIS are becoming worse by the day. While the President has vowed he will do something about it through a couple of speeches, very little has happened that has changed the situation. The only potentially good news is that more countries are coming into play with Britain and possibly the UN taking a stronger stance on ISIS. But it is hardly enough to offset the damage that has been done over there and it may be a case of too little, too late.

While I don't want the President to spell
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Obama’s Speech And The Art Of War

by Eric M. Blake September 15th, 2014 Conservative Considerations
sit room whDear readers, it’s time to bring out the great Sun Tzu again — and why not? President Obama has certainly proven time and again that either he's not aware of the foreign policy insight of The Art Of War, or else he simply thinks it’s all outdated. Curious how his fondness for Saul Alinsky’s teachings indicates he’s willing to treat politics like war… but he never seems willing to treat war like war.

Frankly, his chaotic "handling" (if one can honestly call it that…) of the various international crises arising since his initial inauguration prove full well Master Sun's warning:

"When a civil leadership unaware of the
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Happy Labor Day!

by Ronald A. Rowe September 4th, 2014 Winners & Losers
break signI supposed I should put myself and every other working American in the WINNERS column this week because we got to take the day off on Monday.  Anytime we get to enjoy a day off – with pay – it is a good day.  But now it is back to the grindstone and I’m a day late in getting started on the WINNERS and LOSERS lists.  Fortunately, the papers, the Internet, and the hard-working contributors at Camp Campaign have set out plenty of nominees for this week’s lists.

Mike Dickenson – LOSER – Perennial trouble-maker Mike Dickenson, a Democrat with
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Political Quotes, Sep 3

by Jane Wangersky September 3rd, 2014 Poli Talk

  • Folks are doing very well on Wall Street, they’re doing very well in the corporate board rooms -- give America a raise. -- President Obama

  • The federal government has no business dictating what an employer pays an employee in the private marketplace. --Bob Smith, former U.S. Senator (R-NH)

  • Declining diet quality over time may actually widen the gap between the poor and the rich. -- Dr. Frank Hu, Harvard School of Public Health

  • It's necessary to restrain the party of war in Kiev, and only the United States can do it. -- Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister

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No Strategy in Syria, No Plan for Russia’s Invasion

by T Akery September 2nd, 2014 Republican Reflections
strategy-390308_640President Obama made a huge blunder when he announced that he had "no strategy in Syria." This is rather confusing, since somewhere there are probably five hundred strategic plans about what to do in this type of situation. There are Government workers who literally sit there developing different strategies for every probable scenario for every country. It isn't like the crisis in Syria is a surprise. This warfare has been going on for over a year. Even not going into Syria but providing aid would be a strategy he could employ.

Perhaps the President bungled by using the wrong teleprompter.
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Win or Lose, Just Think for Yourself

by Ronald A. Rowe August 28th, 2014 Winners & Losers
obama playing pool whBefore we jump into this week’s Winners and Losers, I have a question (two, actually) for Camp Campaign readers to consider.  Why is it that the very same people who were obsessed with the amount of vacation time taken by George W. Bush think that anyone who brings up President Barack Obama’s excessive golfing vacations is a racist?  Why is it that the people who are currently harping on President Obama’s vacations were utterly mute when it was Mr. Bush taking time away from the White House?  It is time for you to stop letting the media (either Fox
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Ferguson, Race and the Militarization of Police

by Jessica B. August 26th, 2014 Democratic Deliberations
weaponsThe images that have been coming out of Ferguson, Missouri have been terrifying. No matter what side of the political spectrum that you sit on, chances are you have seen the huge military-like police forces and the large groups of protestors clashing on a large scale. Police in heavy protection gear, driving tank like vehicles. Protestors locking arms as locals and even some politicians take to the streets, in some cases throwing Molotov cocktails and looting, but mostly peaceful. Then things turned ugly and even the media was spotted running from tear gas and reported being intimidated by the
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Independent Ideas: We Do Not Torture People

by Jason Lightner August 8th, 2014 Independent Ideas
asteroidEither there is't a whole lot to scream and moan about this week or I'm just getting used to it all. Between the bickering in Congress, old white men trying to control women's reproductive systems, racism (still?), land grabs, and the religious war machine, it's incredible that we've managed to accomplish anything as a species.

We — mankind — made a space probe, which we then launched into space and used our limited understanding of the universe and physics in order to intercept a comet, and then tweet pictures about it. We are capable of so much, and yet
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The Biggest Loser Ever

by Ronald A. Rowe August 7th, 2014 Winners & Losers
loserA quick survey of my colleagues here at Camp Campaign plus my own scan of the news paints a pretty dreary picture this week.  It’s Losers all across the board from every segment.  The Right, the Left, the disappearing Middle – everyone is reporting negatives this week.  As a public service to our beloved readers I am bringing back the Silver Linings Political Playbook to add a ray of hope to each of the items on the Losers list this time around.

Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota – LOSER – Home values across almost all of the Fruited Plain are
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Concerning the Impeachment Issue

by Eric M. Blake August 4th, 2014 Conservative Considerations
constitution-62943_640Faithful readers of my column know full well how vehemently I emphasize President Obama’s flagrant dismissal of such ideas as "checks and balances" and "separation of powers". You also know of my disgust for the "mainstream" media constantly overlooking these simple facts. As is stands, Obama is not only power-drunk, he's spoiled — constantly acting as if Fox News is somehow out to get him, because no one else dares to hold his feet to the fire. (This, by the way, is more than anything else the reason he’s been so destructive: he lives in a bubble where he and
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A Week in the Life of Me

by Ronald A. Rowe July 31st, 2014 Winners & Losers
magnifying-glass-68207_640Normally this column is all about the winners and losers from the week's happenings in the political world.  But now and again smaller events can serve to illuminate the broader spectrum.  For whatever reason, this week my personal interactions seemed representative of something far larger.  Here are three stories from the past seven days that are indicative of the larger state of the political realm.

The other day I found myself alone in a lunch room with just one other person.  She was a pierced, tattooed, pink-streak-in-the-hair young woman dressed in all black.  She took offense to my roast beef
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