July 23, 2012 Archives

July 23, 2012 Archives

Obama: Under Me "People Have A New Attitude Toward America" And "More Confidence"

"Because we're leading around the world, people have a new attitude toward America. There’s more confidence in our leadership. We see it everywhere we go," President Obama said at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno. "Four years ago, I stood before you at a time of great challenge for our nation. We were engaged in two wars. Al Qae

Krauthammer: The Problem For Democrats Is The Gun Lobby Is The Majority Of Americans

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The problem for [Joe] Lieberman is the gun lobby is the majority of the American people. It's not a lobby that is stopping all of this. The reason that the lobby is strong is because it represents overwhelming opinion in the United States. How do we know that? The president of the United States, who had this tremendous opening

Sen. McConnell: Harry Reid Acting Like A "Dictator"

SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The way he's been operating is he doesn't let the minority have any amendments. He's already kind of turned the Senate Majority Leader's office into an office for a dictator and now he wants to get rid of, what we call, the motion to proceed. As a practical matter, he wants to make it easy to get on bills so he can emp



Victim's Brother To MSNBC: Families Not Here To Talk About Gun Control

Michael Eric Dyson, guest host on MSNBC's Ed Show: Do you think that there should be a push for tighter gun laws given the horror that you just endured and how it has impacted you personally? Do you feel compelled to push for tighter gun laws? Jordan Ghawi, brother of victim Jessica Ghawi: Here's the thing, we can try to politicize this and make

Romney On Aurora Shooting: New Gun Laws Won't Make A Difference

"I’m a firm believer in the Second Amendment, and I also believe that with emotions so high right now, this is really not the time to talk about the politics associated with what happened in Aurora," Mitt Romney said in an interview with CNBC's Larry Kudlow. "This is really a time, I think, for people to reach out to others in their community tha

Cavuto: Gun Violence Isn't Unique To The US

It's always a risk in covering a tragedy non-stop. Some people can't stop themselves from saying something stupid. Like when an otherwise popular "comic" lamented.... This Colorado tragedy reveals another side of American exceptionalism our penchant for violence, and presumably, our fondness for guns. Predictable. And wrong. Because



Obama To Republicans: "Stop Playing Politics With Our Military"

OBAMA at Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention, July 23, 2012: And there are a number of Republicans in Congress who don’t want you to know that most of them voted for these cuts. Now they’re trying to wriggle out of what they agreed to. Instead of making tough choices to reduce the deficit, they’d rather protect tax cuts for some of the weal

Limbaugh: Media Trying To Tie Batman Shooting To Conservatives

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Remember the claim, as Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats were marching with the giant gavel to the Capitol in Washington after having passed health care? Maybe they were walking to the vote, and the Tea Party and other Americans opposed to it flanked them on both sides of the street. When it was all over, a bunch of Democrat congressm

Ice-T Defends Gun Rights: "The Last Form Of Defense Against Tyranny"

Ice-T: Well, I'll give up my gun when everybody does. Doesn't that make sense? If there were guns here, would you want to be the only person without one? Krishnan Guru-Murthy, anchor, Channel 4 News: So do you carry guns routinely at home? Ice-T: Yeah, it's legal in the United States. It's part of our Constitution. You know, the right to bear



Media Matters Uses CO Shootings To Attack Conservatives

Eric Boehlert, Media Matters: "One of the larger problems is that the right-wing freakout led by the NRA regarding Obama's position on guns from inauguration day is that he's taking your guns. Glenn Beck started it from day one. They've all done this. This lunacy about how Obama and Holder are coming after your guns. People who follow this and peop

Obama Ad: Election A "Choice" Between His Plan And "Top-Down Approach"

OBAMA: "Over the next four months you have a choice to make. Not just between two political parties or even two people. It's a choice between two very different plans for our country. Governor Romney's plan would cut taxes for the folks at the very top, roll back regulations on big banks, and he says that if we do our economy will grow and every

Scott Brown Ad: "Let America Be America Again"

VIDEO TEXT: “How Did We Go From This…” VIDEO TEXT: “I believe in an America where the free enterprise system flourishes for all other systems to see and admire – where no businessman lacks either competition or credit - and where no monopoly, no racketeer, no government bureaucracy can put him out of business that he built up with his



Bill Press: NRA Should Be Called "Murder Incorporated"

Bill Press wants to bring gun control into the spotlight after the Aurora, Co. shooting. He says, "I think the NRA has blood on its hands and they should be called murder incorporated." (Current TV)

Major Garrett: Obama Has Expanded, Not Reduced Gun Rights

(CBS News) National Journal White House correspondent Major Garrett said there has been no debate in Washington since the 90s about gun control, and that President Obama has expanded access to guns since he was elected. "We haven't had a huge heated discussion in a very long time," Garrett said Monday on "CBS This Morning." "There hasn't bee

NBC Attempts To Make Romney Comment A "You Didn't Build That" Moment

NBC News highlights Mitt Romney's remarks at the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he praised athletes for making it to the event, as his "you didn't build it" moment. In his remarks, Romney commended the athletes' parents and their communities for making it possible for them to participate in such a s


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