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Transforming America

With 53% of the vote, the elections of 2008 were sold to the American people under the simple yet powerful notion of CHANGE.  They had just put into office the nation’s first black President, along with deeper Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate.  The new President and his Democratic leadership read this resounding victory as a mandate for sweeping change, outlining a far-reaching agenda to fundamentally transform not just the direction of the country, but our essential economic and socio-cultural framework.

In the past two years we have seen a determined White House and overwhelming majorities in Congress chart that new course for our country.  Unfortunately in our 24 hour new cycle, many developments simply get lost in the shuffle.  So with the 2010 mid-term elections fast approaching, ThreeConservativeBros decided to compile a list of significant events that have occurred in the past 24 months.   We determined these fifty stories were the most important for people to remember before going into the ballot box this November 2nd.  Here they are in no specific order. (more…)

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[Ed. Note: This item was originally posted on Oct 15th, 2009. In honor of Obama’s acceptance speech in Norway earlier this morning, we will re-run it today]

Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel

Last Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded their Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama. Nearly everyone that I spoke to,  read from and listened to, agreed that this award was given prematurely. Much time and effort was spent over the weekend deducing whether or not folks agreed with this decision, or if they believed the once heralded Nobel Peace Prize Award has turned once and for all to be purely political. Throughout the discussions and Facebook polls questioning if he deserved the award, I wanted to take a quick look at the “accomplishments” the committee may have looked to in deciding to bestow the honor onto our president…
We first need to take a look at the Committee’s stated reasons why they believed President Obama was deserving of the award. (more…)

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A few times per week, around noon time we will post a few op-ed pieces from newspapers, mainstream websites, or elsewhere from the blogosphere: (more…)

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As some commentators on the Left look to defend the Nobel Peace Prize given to Obama on Friday morning, others are not so quick to acknowledge the President deserved it…including the President.

In the above video from yesterday’s Rachel Maddow Show, Ms. Maddow tries desperately (and smugly) to explain why Obama deserved the prestigious honor.  She lists a few previous winners that were given the award prior to completing their life goal of peace.  However, she overlooks the fact that the award was bestowed upon the likes of Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter after DECADES of charitable work.  Between her predictable slaps at former President Bush, she tries to explain from the year prior to the nomination what Obama did to deserve the award.  All examples other than the not complete order to close Guantanamo Bay were given in debates or speeches. Nothing of achievement; no actions to follow-up on his soaring peace mission rhetoric. 

Maddow and the like are shamefully trying to spin the debate into being about American pride, rather than acknowledging the extreme bias that does not allow us to fairly debate the merits of our President.  I understand why, it’s much easier from her point of view to make the debate about hating America.  But while Maddow wishes to call those pointing out the absurdity of the award as “deranged” – one person agrees with the sentiment this was too soon.  Following the jump, read the letter e-mailed to Obama supporters after the Nobel Prize announcement:  (more…)

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4007190In what some would consider an appropriate headline for The Onion, this morning the Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to President Barack Obama.  Journalists in the hall were stunned upon the announcement.  I know this might come across as an anti-Obama opinion, but I don’t feel anything negative towards Obama for the award.  I’m more shocked at how a once illustrious award has been muddied in the politics of today’s world. Obama is third Democrat given the peace prize since 2002 – Carter in ’02 and Gore in ’07 being the others.  An award given to such luminaries as Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela for a lifetime of work, was given to President Obama for 9 months of hedging his bet and giving  speeches of vast rhetoric and promise without much action to date. (more…)

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