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  • The Best and Worst of 2009 Part II

    01/03/2010 11:33:21 AM PST · by Starman417 · 195+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-02-10 | Mike's America
    May through July saw the stirrings of renewed conservative momentum!In Part I of this review of 2009 we traced the early signs of crumbling of the Obama fantasy. The unraveling of what Bill Clinton called the "Fairy Tale" of Obama began shortly after he took office. By mid march, many conservatives and GOP pundits who got caught up in "hoax and chains" were already admitting their mistake. Soon, moderates and independent voters who were key to Obama's election victory would begin deserting as it became all too clear they felt he ran as a centrist but was governing as a...
  • Barack Obama Top 10 Bloopers of 2009

    01/03/2010 4:24:59 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies · 1,700+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 3, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    This is the Barack Obama Top 10 Bloopers of 2009 list, a complement and follow-up to my Top 10 Obama Failures of 2009 list. The Barack Obama Top 10 Bloopers of 2009 list is exclusively related to unflattering moments that the man caused for himself by his own bumbling; the latter list was strictly policy critiques. Due to the popularity of the failures list, I now bring to you a compilation of Obama humiliating himself all throughout 2009; in these ever-darkening times of non-stop deficits, double-digit unemployment rates, and attempted terrorism, laughter at the expense of Obama is among the...
  • Top Ten Obama Failures for 2009

    01/02/2010 5:09:25 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 9 replies · 947+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | January 2, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Happy New Year to all my readers, and what better, oh, what better way to celebrate the start of a new year than by looking backwards. That's right...looking backwards at all the greatest failures of the Obama Administration from 2009, its first year in power! Here for your reading pleasure is a Top Ten compilation of what I deem to be the ten most failing moments of Barack Hussein Obama relating to his policies; this list is by no means complete, and he seems to add to it every day, but you get the picture. So, here's to a happy...
  • I Told You So: My Two Cents on My Own Two Cents

    01/01/2010 10:08:23 PM PST · by SpareChange · 8 replies · 870+ views
    Spare Change | 31 December 2009 | David J. Aland
    I Told You So: My Two Cents On My Own Two Cents By David J. Aland 31 December 2009 Last November, disappointed by the election of an inexperienced liberal as President, I wrote that I would “reserve the right” to judge the merit of Obama’s performance. As I wrote then, “we generally expect that the job of President is, in itself, transformational…” but has the job actually transformed the man? As the last year of what Charles Krauthammer has called “The Year of Living Fecklessly” has shown, the answers to the questions I raised a year ago are not promising....
  • The Best and the Worst of 2009: Part I

    01/01/2010 3:57:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 297+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-01-10 | Mike's America
    Thank God 2010 is here! But there were some good moments in 2009!2009 was a difficult year for many on the right. The year started as the country was still buying the Hope and Change snake oil. It wasn't until we neared the end of the year that voters realized they made a mistake and instead got "hoax and chains." The single greatest thing to happen during this year occurred over many months and often in slow motion. There's one graphic which captures this greatest event of 2009 perfectly: Throughout the year we watched as Obama's popularity declined and wondered...
  • 2009 a B+ Year

    01/01/2010 11:47:43 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 392+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-01-10 | Scott Malensek
    Well, it's gone. 2009 is finally freaking GONE The year started with my wife outta work, no family income (I just get beer money for my books), two sick kids, the neighbor's trampoline had just taken flight into the back of our car-almost totaling it. The year continued... Obama took office. He and Dems gave a trillion dollars in "stimulus" money to their organized labor donors who paid 80% of their campaign money (according to the Federal Election Commission website) with the idea that if the kickback wasn't given right away unemployment would rise above 8%. Then unemployment reached almost...
  • Sean Hannity Takes a Look at President Obama's First Year in Office - Video 12/31/09

    12/31/2009 8:32:23 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 384+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 31, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Sean Hannity taking a look at President Barack Obama's first year in office. In his review, he focuses on the question, "Is President Obama a socialist?" . . . (VIDEO)
  • Hannity Replays the "Most Memorable Moments" of the 2009 Health Care Debate - Video 12/31/09

    12/31/2009 8:22:10 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 210+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 31, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Sean Hannity replaying what he calls the "most memorable moments" from the Health Care Debate that raged through the second half of 2009. . . . (VIDEO)
  • A Group Blog Is it Over Already? I was Just Getting Warmed Up

    12/31/2009 4:12:27 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 2 replies · 281+ views
    The Constitution Club ^ | 12-31-09 | Damien F. Veatch
    The first question is what to call it. Circa Jan. 1, 2005, halfway through the first decade of the 21st century, Slate’s Timothy Noah implored us to decide what to call the decade we were living in. Neither “aughts,” “naughts,” “ohs,” nor “double ohs” seemed to be catching. Either Mr. Noah lacks influence or the decade is simply unnamable, because as we stand on the precipice of 2010, we are no closer to an agreed upon moniker. A proper name may be important because of our recent tendency to segment history by its third digit. In the past, I have...
  • Dennis The Peasant's 2009 Blogging Awards

    12/31/2009 10:06:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 268+ views
    Dennis The Peasant | December 22, 29, 2009 | Dennis The Peasant
    Part One: The GoodPart Two: The Bad And The Ugly
  • Our Year of Obama

    12/31/2009 6:42:01 AM PST · by bestintxas · 24 replies · 1,272+ views
    national review ^ | 12/30/09 | Victor Davis Hanson
    America is at a day of reckoning that it never quite expected to face. Not long ago, tired of eight years of Republican rule, terrified by the September 2008 financial panic, unimpressed by the campaign of John McCain, and mesmerized by the hope-and-change elixirs and landmark candidacy of Barack Obama, the American people voted for change. But change of what sort? I think voters wanted an end to the Bush deficits. Big government and Wall Street insiders sickened them. They were tired of the expense of two wars. By 2006, the scandals of the Republican Congress had turned them off....
  • Obama, Abortion, Health Care Dominate Pro-Life News in 2009

    12/30/2009 12:40:25 PM PST · by julieee · 156+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 30, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama, Abortion, Health Care Dominate Pro-Life News in 2009 Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama, abortion, the Supreme Court and health care dominated pro-life news in 2009. As LifeNews.com looks back on the year -- the first with a new pro-abortion president -- we find the pro-life movement essentially on the defensive. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5828.html
  • Tough first year hits Obama's ratings hard [Obama still on training wheels]

    12/30/2009 2:55:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 672+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/30/09 | By Kara Rowland
    The curtain is coming down on a tough first year for President Obama, whose poll numbers have dropped dramatically in the face of rising unemployment, a slipping legislative agenda and painful decisions on health care, the economy and the war in Afghanistan. His support has faltered on all those key issues - and from both ends of the spectrum. Opponents blame him for expanding the size of government while some in his Democratic base accuse him of not pushing hard enough for his agenda
  • Dave Barry's Year in Review: 2009

    12/29/2009 2:01:18 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 29 replies · 1,145+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 26, 2009 | Dave Barrt
    Excerpts: JANUARY...The No. 1 item on the agenda is fixing the economy, so the new administration immediately sets about the daunting task of trying to nominate somebody -- anybody -- to a high-level government post who actually remembered to pay his or her taxes. Among those who forgot this pesky chore is Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, who sheepishly admits that he failed to pay $35,000 in federal self-employment taxes. He says that the error was a result of his using TurboTax, which he also blames for his involvement in an eight-state spree of bank robberies. He is...
  • Terror suspect attended Aussie-run uni

    12/28/2009 10:46:58 PM PST · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 276+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 29, 2009
    A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US jetliner on Christmas Day was a student at the satellite campus of an Australian university just months ago before disappearing. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was studying for a master's degree in international business at the University of Wollongong's campus in Dubai, vice-chancellor Gerard Sutton said on Tuesday. Abdulmutallab took classes for about seven months, from January to the middle of 2009. He defied his family's pleas to remain at the university and graduate by travelling to the terrorism hotbed of Yemen to study Arabic and Sharia law, the Wall Street...
  • 12 biggest controversies of 2009 [Libtard's list of top clashes, scandals, debates, and disputes]

    12/29/2009 6:42:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies · 1,145+ views
    The Week ^ | December 29, 2009
    From President Barack Obama's historic inauguration to Tiger Woods' surreal fall from grace, 2009 has proved to be a tumultuous time in American history. As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at the political controversies, celebrity scandals, and public outrages that most defined the end of this decade. JanuaryOBAMA INAUGURATION STIRS RACIAL TENSIONS With the economy teetering on the edge of collapse, the nation's first African-American president is sworn into office under what many commentators consider the most difficult domestic circumstances since the Great Depression. His skin color continues to provoke debate: While Rush Limbaugh...
  • What a Dismal Decade

    12/27/2009 2:05:22 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies · 1,261+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Sunday, December 27, 2009 | Conrad Black
    As we say farewell to this rather dismal decade, which opened with Millennial celebrations of a New World Order and The End of History, and has been thoroughly disfigured by terrorism, economic stupidity, inept political leadership and untrammeled vulgarity of public tastes, I dare to hope for somewhat better things (for the world as well as my family and self).... The flip-side of this controversy is the emerging U.S. economic miracle, which at this point officially promises increased taxes, faster economic growth, 50% to 100% annual increases in money supply without inflation, for a decade of trillion dollar annual federal...
  • Panel on Obama's Year in Office: Americans Realize they have Elected a "Left-wing President" - Video

    12/26/2009 9:03:35 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 1,002+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 26, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of the Journal Editorial Report panel analyzing President Obama's first year in office. Daniel Henninger said "the biggest story of the year is the realization of the American people that they have elected a Left-wing President." The panel does not feel Obama has done a good job of "managing expectations." In fact, it was pointed out that Obama has only raised expectations with his Health Care Bill, because now many Americans expect to get free Health Care. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Justice Dept says Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to bring down Northwest flight

    12/26/2009 1:07:52 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 54 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-26-09 | The Wall Street Journal
    HEADLINE ONLY. Article will be posted when available.
  • Ten People/Things from 2009 That Need to Fade Away

    12/25/2009 9:36:22 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 4 replies · 753+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 12/25/09 | Loud Lion
    On this glorious brisk Christmas morning, Loud Lion so graciously pounded this installment of the (quasi-)Weekly Roar. (He kind of had to; we’re at the sitting at the same table right across from each other.) What I want this Holiday Season‘Tis the season to make lists, lists of the best, lists of the worst, lists of lists. Speaking of which, I happen to be reading my local newspaper, the New York Daily News, and they had a list of the years worst parents, and in this list was the liberals’ newest and favorite punching bag, Sarah Palin. Now, how did...
  • Annum Absurdus: Top Ten News Stories of 2009

    12/24/2009 8:03:38 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 3 replies · 377+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-24-09 | Gerry Ashley
    Goodness, what an absurd year it has been! And it’s been an even tougher year to rate news-wise. Below, I humbly offer my choices for the top stories of the year. The choices are based on a number of things… most were inspired by actual events, some by friends with unique perspectives, and one is from a viral e-mail we’ve probably all received by now. They are listed in ascending order of importance in terms of their impact to our American way of life. And I reserve the right to ridicule where appropriate.
  • 2009 Top 10 Movies of the Year

    12/24/2009 5:08:18 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 24 replies · 1,341+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | December 24, 2009 | Neoavatara
    I see tons of movies...it is one of my guilty pleasures. Between the movie theater, Netflix, and my absurd DVD purchasing budget, I see the bulk of the popular movies every year. Admittedly, I miss a fair amount of the independent films, so take my list for what it is worth...
  • Texas Population Grew Most in 2008-09, Census Says

    12/23/2009 9:33:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 908+ views
    Business Week ^ | 12/23/2009 | Peter S. Green and Ed Johnson
    Texas gained more people than any other state in the 12 months ended July 1, with 478,000 new residents, and Florida and Nevada now have more people moving out than moving in, the U.S. Census Bureau said today. The U.S. population grew 0.86 percent in the last year, to 307 million, the agency said in a release. California posted the second-highest growth, with 381,000 more people, followed by North Carolina with 134,000 and Georgia with 131,000, according to bureau estimates. The numbers are the final estimates by the bureau before it releases the official 2010 census next December. The numbers...
  • 2009...My Predictions, A Look Back...

    12/23/2009 6:00:49 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 9 replies · 590+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | December 23, 2009 | Neoavatara
    Just for laughs and giggles...here is a reposting of my predictions (abbreviated) from last year. You can see the entire previous post here. You can also see my 10 resolutions for Obama here. 1. Barack Obama will have the longest honeymoon of any U.S. President in recent history. Nailed this one on the head. Obama was over 60% well into his presidency...until he plummeted to earth late in the summer.
  • What You Watched and Searched for on YouTube in 2009

    12/18/2009 10:37:58 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 516+ views
    YouTube blog ^ | 12-16-2009 | Jamie Davidson
    This year has been the biggest yet for online video, and for the first time we're sharing our official Most Watched lists and some of the fastest-rising search terms on YouTube. Some moments were big (President Obama's inauguration), some small (a Minnesota wedding party erupts into dance), some expected ("New Moon"), some surprising (Susan Boyle) — but all of them inspired, entertained and connected millions of people around the world via YouTube. For these lists, we looked at view counts of YouTube's most popular videos this year (in some instances we aggregated views across multiple versions of the same video):...
  • The Top 10 Everything of 2009

    12/17/2009 11:17:56 PM PST · by period end of story · 11 replies · 819+ views
    TIME ^ | Dec., 17, 2009
    #1. American Saturday Night by Brad Paisley #2. Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors #3. Crack the Skye by Mastodon #4. Revolution by Miranda Lambert #5. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix #6. Love vs. Money by The-Dream #7. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt 2 by Raekwon #8. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear #9. I and Love and You by the Avett Brothers #10. The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga . . .
  • A Year in Review

    12/17/2009 4:54:13 AM PST · by mshoffner · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 12/17/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    The last year has been a whirlwind. From the economic fall to America's lost position on the world stage to the attacks upon those “un-American, bigoted, religious hate mongers who are attempting to keep America in the shadows of progressive accomplishment”. Time magazine, as every year, has chosen their Person of the Year. Was it someone that has done good for the country, like members of our Armed Forces or Emergency personnel (Firemen, police, EMS, first responders) that place their lives on the line day in and day out? No
  • Sarah Palin is on Time Magazine's PEOPLE WHO MATTERED IN 2009 List

    12/16/2009 10:56:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 1,169+ views
    TIME ^ | 12/16/2009 | Amy Sullivan
    She may not be the Person of the Year, but Time considered her influence significant enough to put her on the list of PEOPLE WHO MATTERED in 2009. Here's their explanation : ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you thought Sarah Palin was just going to fade back into the Alaskan wilderness after she and John McCain lost the 2008 presidential election, then you don't know Sarah. America's favorite Rorschach political figure is still going rogue, whether quitting her job as governor — who needs a bully pulpit when there's Facebook? — or spending her hour on Oprah dissing the 19-year-old father of her...
  • The Worst Predictions About 2009 (who did the worst job of looking ahead on the economy)

    12/16/2009 9:29:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 717+ views
    Business Week ^ | 12/16/2009 | Peter Coy
    To be fair, 2009 was a year that defied prediction. Who would have thought the stock market would drop like a stone until early March and then abruptly rise like a rocket? For that matter, who would have predicted Tiger Woods' ugly fall? Still, if you stick your neck out and prognosticate in public, you have to be prepared to take some ribbing when you're wrong. Looking at you, Rick Wagoner. PREDICTION The unemployment rate will top out at 8% in the third quarter of 2009 if the Obama stimulus plan is approved. —Chart of projection by Christina Romer and...
  • Gallup: Christmas spending still 20% down from 2008

    12/15/2009 10:05:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 1,314+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/25/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    If last Christmas season was a disaster for retailers, 2009 looks like the Titanic. Gallup reports that its survey of consumers shows holiday spending down 20% or more each of the last three weeks from the previous year. Its job survey continues to show no improvement over 2008, either: Self-reported consumer spending was down more than 20% in each of the last three weeks from last year’s depressed weekly comparables. At the same time, Gallup’s Economic Confidence and Job Creation Indexes were essentially unchanged. … Gallup’s attitudinal economic data suggest that the Main Street economy continues to lack a lot...
  • Golden Globe Nominations Dominated By 'Up In The Air,' 'Glee' (Nine, Avatar, also rack up the nods)

    12/15/2009 9:10:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 838+ views
    MTV ^ | 12/15/2009
    The nominations for the 67th annual Golden Globes were announced on Tuesday morning (December 15), bringing recognition to both newcomers and long-established Hollywood talents. "Up in the Air" received six total nods, followed by "Nine" with five and "Avatar" and "Inglourious Basterds" with four each. In the television categories, "Glee" topped all others with four nominations, followed by several programs with three nods, including "30 Rock," "Big Love" and "Dexter." In the Motion Picture - Drama category, James Cameron's "Avatar" and Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air" will face off against Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" and "Precious," a...
  • Black Friday sales flat against ‘08 figures (But that's just half the story)

    11/29/2009 12:38:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 157 replies · 8,970+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Call it a wash. The biggest retail day of the year managed to match up against the sales figures from last year, eking out a 0.5% increase — perhaps not even enough to cover what little inflation may have occurred over the past year. Retailers took in $10.66 billion on Friday, but the news reports leave out an important question: Shoppers who endured long lines and sometimes-frigid temperatures spent only slightly more during their Black Friday shopping sprees than they did last year, according to data released Saturday by a research firm. At the same time, their pajama-clad counterparts, a...
  • NY-23: Hoffman Campaign Looks at Overturning the Election

    11/12/2009 8:22:08 AM PST · by GoldStandard · 44 replies · 2,594+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 11/12/2009 | David Weigel
    On election night, Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman conceded defeat to Democratic candidate Bill Owens after dramatically under-performing in key counties and deciding that he couldn’t overcome the gap. Today, the campaign is “looking very closely” at a recanvass of the district that has revealed, as recanvasses often do, screw-ups in the initial count. What was a 5,335-vote margin for Owens on election night is now a 3,026-vote margin, due largely to initial under-reporting of Hoffman votes in Oswego County and Jefferson County. According to Mark Weiner’s report, the Hoffman campaign is leaving open the option of legal challenges if...
  • November 3 election results for Libertarian candidates

    11/05/2009 12:12:49 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 28 replies · 1,514+ views
    Libertarian Party ^ | Nov 04, 2009 | Staff
    These are partial results for Libertarians who were candidates in the November 3, 2009 elections. We will post more results as we learn them. In Georgia: Karen Richardson was re-elected to the John's Creek City Council. Chris Neill, running for Mayor of Marietta, got 14%. Richard Segal, running for City Council in Douglasville, got 41%. Jeffrey Sexton, running for City Council in Leesburg, got 22%. Kellie Weeks, running for School Board in Gainesville, got 32%. Dr. Thomas Smoot, running for School Board in Valdosta, got 24%. In Iowa: Roger Fritz was elected Mayor of Roland. Nick Taiber got 46% running...
  • Yankees win their 27th World Series

    11/04/2009 9:26:39 PM PST · by GoldStandard · 79 replies · 2,218+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/05/2009 | Bill Shaikin
    Reporting from New York - The grand opening year for the new Yankee Stadium concluded in grand fashion, in the only way the New York Yankees know how. In 1923, the inaugural season for the old Yankee Stadium, the Yankees won the World Series in six games, with three home runs from Babe Ruth. In 2009, the Yankees won the World Series in six games, with three home runs from Hideki Matsui. In what could have been the final game of his career with the Yankees, Matsui homered and drove in six runs, lifting New York to a 7-3 victory...
  • Brasovan Encouraged By NY-District 23 Race

    11/04/2009 8:11:01 PM PST · by mgallops · 16 replies · 797+ views
    Newsblaze ^ | Nov 3, 2009 | Danielle Capper
    New York's District 23 Congressional race should send a clear signal to the Republican party that conservative candidates can win elections, and stand up for the values that the party should support now and in the future, says Mike Brasovan, Republican Congressional candidate for Texas District 12. "I believe this race clearly indicates that if the Republican party will stick to its conservative principles and lead based on those principles, people will follow," he said. Brasovan says he's glad the campaign of conservative New York Republican Doug Hoffman overtook that of Republican state assemblywoman Deidre "Dede" Scozzafava. She was supported...
  • GOP cements control of Va. House

    11/04/2009 6:39:28 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 734+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | November 4, 2009 | David Sherfinski
    Republicans increased their majority in the Virginia House of Delegates in Tuesday's election by picking up at least five seats -- stanching a recent Democratic tide in the state's lower chamber. The GOP also made inroads into a handful of seats representing the Washington suburbs, including the 34th District, comprised of part of Fairfax County. Republican Barbara Comstock defeated Democratic incumbent Margi Vanderhye in the race for that seat by the razor-thin margin of 50.6 percent to 49.2 percent. Meanwhile, Republican Scott Garrett nipped incumbent Democrat Shannon Valentine in Lynchburg, 50.5 percent to 49.5 percent, with the race called by...
  • 2009 World Series: Game 6 (NYY 3 PHI 2) *corrected thread*

    11/04/2009 3:18:18 PM PST · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 100 replies · 2,692+ views
    Pedro vs Andy
  • A deathblow to ObamaCare

    11/04/2009 3:55:57 AM PST · by Scanian · 26 replies · 1,996+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 4, 2009 | DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN
    CHRIS Christie's gutsy win in New Jersey puts the arrogant big spender Jon Corzine in his place. But it is the election in Virginia that probably has more to say to marginal Democratic congressmen considering how to vote on health-care reform. Obviously, Christie's victory is a body blow to Obama after Corzine outspent the Republican by five-to-one and the president put on a serious push for the incumbent. Corzine's defeat sends a message that the nation is moving sharply against Obama. But Virginia results are the most important. More than 80 Democratic congressmen and 20 senators come from states that...
  • Fox News Projects: Democrat Owens Wins Race for New York's 23rd Congressional District

    11/03/2009 9:06:12 PM PST · by GoldStandard · 75 replies · 3,174+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/04/2009 | Fox News
    Breaking News: Fox News Projects: Democrat Owens Wins Race for New York's 23rd Congressional District
  • Big 3 race live thread - (Vir-Gov, NJ-Gov, NY-23)

    11/03/2009 6:10:38 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 1,938 replies · 123,286+ views
    Me | 11/3/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Follow those races here. Report turnout, exit polls etc. as they happen..
  • Happy Birthday Jim Robinson 2009

    11/02/2009 9:07:24 PM PST · by DollyCali · 378 replies · 10,937+ views
    FReepers Worldwide | 4 November 2009 | DollyCali
    Happy Birthday Jim Robinson We appreciate the hard work and dedication you have made towards the cause of conservatism. This forum has been a beacon of information, hope and friendship for thousands of people around the world. We all hope you will have a wonderful birthday & great year ahead TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch; Click to Add TopicKEYWORDS: amysplace; april; friends; friendship; Click to Add Keyword [ Report Abuse | Bookmark ]
  • NEW Survey USA Poll (VA Gov.) - McDonnell (R) +18

    11/02/2009 10:52:53 AM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 29 replies · 1,052+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 11/2/2009
    3 Points in 3 Months: VA Gov Contest Polling Ends Just About Where It Began, with GOP Sweep of VA Races: Three months ago, when SurveyUSA began polling on the Virginia Governor race, Republican Bob McDonnell led Democrat Creigh Deeds by 15 points. Today, 3 months and 7 polls later, McDonnell leads by 18 points, essentially unchanged over the last three SurveyUSA releases, and essentially unchanged since late July. Today, it's McDonnell 58%, Deeds 40%, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted for WJLA-TV Washington DC, WDBJ-TV Roanoke, WTVR-TV Richmond, and WJHL-TV in the Tri-Cities. McDonnell has never polled below...
  • NY-23: Rudy Giuliani Robocalls for Hoffman

    11/01/2009 6:20:27 PM PST · by GoldStandard · 12 replies · 692+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 11/01/2009 | David Weigel
    WATERTOWN, N.Y. — On a Sunday evening conference call with conservative bloggers — where he was joined by former Dede Scozzafava campaign manager Matt Burns — Rob Ryan, spokesman for NY-23 Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, said that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani had recorded a robocall for the campaign. That makes Giuliani one of the small number of Hoffman endorsers to put deeds behind his words, joining former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and former New York Gov. George Pataki, who’d appeared in the district, as well as Fred Thompson, who is speaking at the campaign’s last big...
  • John Corzine Pointing Out Chris Christie's Weight Again? (Photos In New Ad)

    10/31/2009 9:36:27 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 17 replies · 1,219+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/1/09 | talkradio03
    This is the latest ad from John Corzine, these guys know exactly what they are doing and will stop at nothing to get re-elected (Photos, Video + Polls)
  • The G.O.P. Stalinists Invade Upstate New York

    10/31/2009 4:44:23 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 97 replies · 3,516+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 31, 2009 | Frank Rich
    BARACK OBAMA’S most devilish political move since the 2008 campaign was to appoint a Republican congressman from upstate New York as secretary of the Army. This week’s election to fill that vacant seat has set off nothing less than a riotous and bloody national G.O.P. civil war. No matter what the results in that race on Tuesday, the Republicans are the sure losers. This could be a gift that keeps on giving to the Democrats through 2010, and perhaps beyond. The governors’ races in New Jersey and Virginia were once billed as the marquee events of Election Day 2009 —...
  • NY-23 Debate Tonight?

    10/29/2009 5:27:32 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 6 replies · 614+ views
    FREEPers | 10/29/09
    Someone mentioned there was a debate TONIGHT w/Owens, Scuzzyfuzzy and Hoffman...that was why Hoffman didn't go to last nights....is there anywhere we can follow it?
  • Daggett: Christy Mihos (MA) urged him to quit NJ gov’s race

    10/28/2009 6:07:52 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 28 replies · 953+ views
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | Associated Press
    TRENTON, N.J. — The independent candidate running for governor in New Jersey says a Massachusetts Republican has urged him to quit the race. Chris Daggett says he’s received two phone calls and an e-mail from Christy Mihos, who warned that Daggett would be blamed if Republican Chris Christie loses a bid to unseat Democrat Jon Corzine.
  • David Harmer Could Use Some Last Minute Help in California (conservative-close race in California)

    10/27/2009 10:03:16 PM PDT · by ellery · 8 replies · 775+ views
    RedState ^ | Oct. 27, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    I’ve written about David Harmer before. He is in a very close election out in CA-10, running in a special election to replace former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher. As Jim Geraghty noted yesterday, Harmer is running full steam ahead into the public option in his district, which leans blue, but in which Harmer is polling very, very well against a state wide elected Democrat — California’s Lieutenant Governor. Harmer could use some last minute help. Things are looking good for him, but money and volunteers remain in short supply. To donate folks can go to the website: http://www.harmerforcongress.com/ To volunteer, people...
  • Christie 'Fat' Jokes Taking Toll On Corzine

    10/27/2009 5:32:44 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 20 replies · 1,412+ views
    WCBS-TV ^ | 10/27/2009 | Marcia Kramer
    Was it a cheap shot? Governor Jon Corzine is having second thoughts about one of his campaign commercials that appear to target Republican opponent Chris Christie's weight. "Christie threw his weight around as U.S. Attorney and got off easy," the ad says. For months now Corzine has been making challenger Christie's girth a campaign issue, but Christie's frank admission that he's struggled with his weight must have touched a sympathetic cord with voters because now Corzine is backtracking. Asked if he should have used words other than "throw his weight around," Corzine said, "I think that's probably a good idea."