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  • (Video) Sarah Palin Impresses GOP: Sold-Out Crowd, Big Money Raised & Obama Smack Down

    05/12/2010 8:09:52 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 12 replies · 561+ views
    2 videos posted of Sarah Palin in Obama's home tuff (not Kenyan or Hawaii but Chicago). News reported 4,100 showed up to see Sarah Palin. The Governor also impressed Illinois’ top Republicans willing to spend $500 to $25,000 at a fund-raiser for the state party.
  • Go Adam G!

    02/02/2010 2:04:24 PM PST · by Thebaddog · 40 replies · 902+ views
    vanity | 2.2.10 | self
    I voted in Chicago for Adam Andrzejewski! He's going to do the unthinkable here in the belly of the beast. Turnout was light. And Chicago Lady, Rosanna Pulido was on the ballot as well. This could be Hugh!
  • Rush: Andrzejewski is Illinois's Scott Brown

    02/01/2010 6:40:36 PM PST · by kingattax · 38 replies · 1,230+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2-1-10 | Stephen Spruiell
    Rush Limbaugh has thrown his support behind Adam Andrzejewski (pronounced "an-gee-EFF-skee"), a Republican candidate for governor of Illinois. (Audio here.) Tomorrow's GOP primary is crowded with challengers, and Andrzejewski has trailed former state party chairman Andy McKenna in the polls. But he has been riding a surge lately, starting with an endorsement from former Polish president and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa on Friday, and continuing with Rush's declaration that Andrzejewski might be "the Scott Brown of his contest." "I have not heard Rush’s remarks yet — I’ve spent the day campaigning in Polish neighborhoods all over Chicago — but people...
  • Lech Walesa stumps for conservative IL candidate for governor

    02/01/2010 10:08:53 AM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies · 466+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2010 | Ann Kane
    From the Gdansk Lenin Shipyards to the city of the Back of the Yards, Lech Walesa, former President of Poland, and preeminent community organizer, attended a fundraiser on Friday, January 29, to endorse Adam Andrzejewski (an gee eff skie) who is one of six Republicans seeking the nomination of his party for Governor of Illinois. Walesa , who led trade union strikes in Poland in the early 1980s, managed to bring about needed economic and political change for laborers without resorting to violence. He led the Solidarność or Solidarity, a broad anti-Soviet social movement. Its activities included workers taking to...
  • IL: Adam Andrzejewski Surges Withn Two Points In Latest Poll

    02/01/2010 7:00:47 AM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies · 256+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 1, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate and conservative Adam Andrzejewski rallied supporters in O’Fallon, Illinois this afternoon. It was a standing room only crowd.While campaigning in O’Fallon the Andrzejewski team announced that Adam had just received the endorsement of the largest Chicago Polish paper today. And…. It was announced that Adam had surged to within two points in an internal poll conducted by a conservative organization in Washington DC. Andrzejewski was 8 points down earlier in the week in the Illinois race. It may have been the endorsement by Lech Walesa that helped Andrzejewski surge in the latest polling. And this is despite...
  • Illinois GOP candidate snags endorsement from Lech Walesa

    01/29/2010 3:23:23 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 9 replies · 324+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/28/10 05:14 PM ET | Michael O'Brien
    The famous Polish dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa will campaign in Illinois on Friday on behalf of a Republican candidate for governor. Walesa, the co-founder of the Polish trade union Solidarity, which contributed to the fall of communism in Poland, will hit the campaign trail on behalf of Adam Andrzejewski, an Illinois businessman running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the state. Walesa will speak at a luncheon, as well as help with a fundraiser, and speak to media during a barnstorming of northern Illinois on Friday said Brian McDaniel, a spokesman for Andrzejewski.
  • Pat O'Malley to Endorse Adam Andrzejewski Republican for IL Governor: Analysis

    01/19/2010 6:15:58 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 291+ views ^ | January 19, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    First let me begin by stating the following commentary is not an endorsement of Adam Andrzejewski's gubernatorial bid who is seeking the GOP nomination in the February 2nd primary. But I must provide full disclosure regarding my prior relationship with former state Sen. Patrick O'Malley. My wife Julie and I know O'Malley well. He was our state Senator when we lived in Crestwood, Illinois in southwest Cook County. We care for him deeply and always will. As a private citizen, I supported his bid for the GOP gubernatorial primary in 2002. Then-Attorney General Jim Ryan went on to defeat O'Malley...
  • Fiscal Realism: Interview With Adam Andrzejewski Candidate for Illinois Governor

    01/13/2010 10:13:07 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 190+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 01/13/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    First of all, I know it looks impossible to even say, so let's clear up that last name. It's pronounced An-gee-ef-ski. I know, I know, that means here in Illinois we could possibly go from a Governor Blagojevich to an Andrzejewski. But the difficult last name should stand as the only similarity between the two men, for Adam seems to have some ideas on how Illinois might get out of its fiscal nightmare. I interviewed him not long ago and he had some very interesting thoughts on how to fix Illinois. ( In fact, Andrzejewski has already made some headway...
  • MSNBC Host Accuses Tea Party Organizer of Including People who Want to 'Kill Blacks and Jews'

    03/02/2010 3:59:34 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 51 replies · 1,606+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    You almost need a flak jacket to go on an MSNBC show these days - at least judging by the rapid fire attacks displayed on the March 2 "The Dylan Ratigan Show." Either host Dylan Ratigan was trying to play to MSNBC's rabid liberal audience or he really has it in for the Tea Party movement based on some exaggerated notion it is nothing but hate and fear mongers. In an interview with Mark Williams, a conservative talk radio host and sometimes spokesman for the Tea Party Express, Ratigan asked Williams what he was doing to separate his legitimate effort...
  • Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud

    04/24/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 99 replies ^ | November 11th, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    So how did Romney lose a race that numerous reputable polls and pundits predicted would be an easy win, based on historical patterns? The most realistic explanation is voter fraud in a few swing states.
  • Now The Gibson Guitar Raids Make Sense

    05/23/2013 4:16:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23. 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    IRS Scandal: The inexplicable raid nearly two years ago on a guitar maker for using allegedly illegal wood that its competitors also used was another targeting by this administration of its political enemies. On Aug. 24, 2011, federal agents executed four search warrants on Gibson Guitar Corp. facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. One of the top makers of acoustic and electric guitars, including the iconic Les Paul introduced in 1952, Gibson was accused of using wood illegally obtained in violation of the century-old Lacey Act, which outlaws trafficking in...
  • Email: Nancy Pelosi Said Dealing With Obama Was Like Dealing With ‘The Junior Senator From Illinois’

    02/27/2016 3:03:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/16 | Chuck Ross
    California Rep. Nancy Pelosi disparagingly referred to President Obama as “the junior senator from Illinois” during a meeting with wealthy Democratic donors just after the party was trounced in 2010’s mid-term elections, according to an email that Sidney Blumenthal sent to then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. “When I go to the White House I feel like I’m dealing with the junior senator from Illinois,” is what Blumenthal claimed Pelosi told a group of people gathered at the Democracy Alliance’s annual meeting, held in mid-Nov. 2010. The email was contained in the batch of records released by the State Department...
  • DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar

    09/01/2011 12:02:29 AM PDT · by Cymbaline · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | Wednesday, August 31st at 11:16PM EDT | Ben Howe
    The Gibson Guitar saga has taken a sinister turn. It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business. Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the United States government are bluntly informing them that they’d be better off shipping their manufacturing labor overseas.
  • Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story? (Obama funding)

    09/23/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 39 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | Septwmber 22, 2012 | Frank Miele
    Searching old newspapers is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have tried to use them many times to shed light on current events - or to inform readers about how the past is prologue to our very interesting present-day quandaries. Recently, I came across a syndicated column from November 1979 that seemed to point 30 years into the future toward an obscure campaign issue that arose briefly in the 2008 presidential campaign. Though by no means definitive, it provides an interesting insight, at least, into how Chicago politics intersected with the black power movement and Middle Eastern money at...
  • Mary Matalin: 90% Chance GOP Will Win Both the House and Senate in Midterms – Video 9/7/10

    09/07/2010 10:21:46 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 7, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of ABC’s George Stephanopoulos talking with GOP Strategist Mary Matalin and Democrat Strategist Donna Brazile about the chances of Republicans winning control of Congress in the upcoming Midterm Elections. Brazile put the odds at “50-50,” while Matalin said the GOP would win back the House, and that they had a “9 in 10″ chance of taking the U.S. Senate as well.
  • 2004 Video of Democrats Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam

    09/27/2008 5:05:15 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 8 replies · 1,332+ views
    Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis in 2004. Republicans try to regulate fannie mae and freddie mac without success.
  • Pride Before The Fall (Horowitz Sticks it to the Fundies!)

    05/20/2003 8:14:33 AM PDT · by theoverseer · 676 replies · 1,071+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 5/20/03 | David Horowitz
    In four Gospels - including the Sermon on the Mount - Jesus neglected to mention the subject of homosexuality. But that hasn’t stopped a handful of self-appointed leaders of the so-called Religious Right from deciding that it is an issue worth the presidency of the United States. In what the Washington Times described as a "stormy session" last week, the Rev. Lou Sheldon, Paul Weyrich, Gary Bauer and eight other "social conservatives" read the riot act to RNC chairman Marc Racicot for meeting with the "Human Rights Campaign," a group promoting legal protections for homosexuals. This indiscretion, they said, "could...
  • Unitarians Confirm Our Forecast that Group Sex Will be Next

    12/08/2004 10:14:16 AM PST · by gidget7 · 118 replies · 3,937+ views
    Sen. Kennedy Says Opponents of “Gay Marriage” Are Bigots Sen. Edward Kennedy has told A.P. that opponents of “gay marriage” are bigots. The news service reported last week: “Meanwhile, Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy criticized supporters of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, saying that would be a civil rights setback. “Kennedy said bigotry should not be written into the federal constitution, and constitutional amendments should be about expanding rights and liberties.” Unitarians Confirm Our Forecast that Group Sex Will be Next The Unitarian Church is now welcoming those who believe in group relationships including the practice of “romantic love.”...
  • He’s baaack! Bill Ayers reveals shocking reason for Obama win

    09/26/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    WND ^ | 9/26/15 | Aaron Klein
    In an interview with the Yale college newspaper published on Friday, Weather Underground terrorist group co-founder Bill Ayers said he believes his association with Barack Obama got the politician elected president in 2008. “That whole narrative blew up because no one could figure out how to run against Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton started it all by saying we don’t know who this guy is and he has sketchy friends (myself),” Ayers told the weekend supplement of the Yale Daily News, referring to controversy over his relationship with Obama. “I like to think that his association with me got him...
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: “We did not nominate our...
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • George Bush, Real Man

    02/03/2003 5:17:39 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 72 replies · 1,008+ views
    Dispatches From The American Front | February 3, 2003 | James Benton
    DISPATCHES FROM THE AMERICAN FRONT George Bush, Real ManBy James Benton You could see it in his eyes, hear it in his tone Tuesday night in the second half of his State of the Union speech: this was a man not to be trifled with, a man who would see a difficult, dirty business through to the end, and God help anyone who stood against him as he does battle against the foes of America and her ideals. If anyone had doubts about Bush's commitment to victory in the War on Terrorism, they were laid to rest Tuesday night. Rarely...
  • Why I fled libertarianism — and became a liberal(puke)

    12/29/2013 9:46:32 PM PST · by gooblah · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | December 28 2013 | Edwin Lyngar
    The night before the 2008 Nevada Republican convention, the Ron Paul delegates all met at a Reno high school. Although I’d called myself a libertarian for almost my entire adult life, it was my first exposure to the wider movement.
  • Hillary’s War on the Women Who Boinked Bill

    03/14/2015 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | March 14, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Most Americans haven’t forgotten the bald-faced lies the Clintons told about Bill’s affairs and molestations along with the sheer savagery of the attacks their surrogates launched against these women. For example, we all remember Bill Clinton perjuring himself by saying, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” Of course, Bill was lying which helped lead to the House voting to impeach him. The Senate attempted to follow suit and although 50 Senators voted for impeachment, they didn’t reach the 67 vote threshold needed to send Clinton home in disgrace. What you may not remember was the...
  • David Horowitz: Democratic Party Will Disappear From the Political Scene

    11/19/2010 10:46:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 65 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/19/2010 | Jim Meyers, with Kathleen Walter
    Conservative activist and best-selling author David Horowitz tells Newsmax that the Democratic Party has been “seized by a religious cult” of leftists and will go the way of the 19th-century Whig Party — disappearing from the political scene. He also declares that giving terrorist suspects the rights of American citizens and trying them in civilian courts is “a form of national suicide” and says the tea party movement is a “huge development” that will keep Republicans true to conservative principles. [Snip] Asked about the political problems the Democrats face in the wake of their poor showing in the midterm elections,...
  • Did the New York Times Just Stumble Across an IRS Motive for Targeting the Tea Party?

    07/09/2014 4:41:35 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 38 replies ^ | 7/8/14 | Matthew Clark
    In its latest liberal rant coming to the aid of the IRS – that poor defenseless government leviathan – it repeats the same tired leftist talking points about the root of all the IRS’s problems being that it doesn’t have enough money. Yet in doing so, it may have just stumbled across a new motive behind the targeting, good old-fashioned revenge. He’s what the New York Times calls the “real scandal”: There is a scandal going on at the Internal Revenue Service, but it has nothing to do with Lois Lerner or her missing emails. . . . No, the...
  • Three Cheers For Obama

    05/18/2010 10:15:44 PM PDT · by justme346 · 11 replies · 857+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/19/10 | Unknown
    He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine - Driving a stake thru the Heart of Hillary's Presidential aspirations--something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you! He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty - No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and freedom are safer tonight! He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race - quit Evan Bayh had never lost a race - quit Byron Dorgan - had never lost a race - quit Harry...
  • Harry Reid’s victory may have been due to violation of federal campaign laws

    11/07/2010 4:17:40 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 58 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 7, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Harry Reid’s victory over Sharron Angle this past Tuesday may have had a great deal to do with the senator’s campaign breaking not only federal campaign law, but, just to make things worse, criminal law also. According to the Justice Department itself, as recently as this past Friday, it is currently looking over a complaint that Angle’s lawyer has filed, demanding that Reid be investigated for what appears to be coordination between his campaign and a corporation, Harrah’s casino in Las Vegas. The complaint is based on damning e-mails that were exchanged between executives at Harrah’s casino and a staffer...
  • IRS pushes to rein in tax-exempt political groups

    11/27/2013 5:28:50 AM PST · by expat_panama · 17 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Tuesday launched a bid to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning. The effort is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political outfits like GOP political guru Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS and the pro-Obama Priorities USA. The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department said they want to prohibit such groups from using ‘‘candidate-related political activity’’ like running ads, registering voters or distributing campaign literature as activities that qualify them to be tax-exempt ‘‘social welfare’’ organizations.
  • Obama’s states of despair: 2010 losses still haunt

    07/26/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 7/26/13 | Glenn Thrush
    Barack Obama has spent well over $1 billion on his political campaigns, but it’s the $20 to $30 million Democrats didn’t shell out three years ago that is costing the White House as he slogs through the first six months of his second term. The GOP’s wildly successful, low-key, and stunningly cheap campaign to seize state capitals in 2010 has come back to haunt Obama and his fellow Democrats. It’s now clear that the party’s loss of 20 state legislative chambers and critical Midwestern governor’s seats represents an ongoing threat every bit as dangerous as the more-publicized Republican take-back of...
  • Research Shows Obamacare Resulted in 25 Additional Democratic Losses in 2010 Elections, but....

    03/12/2012 6:10:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 12, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchel
    I like to think people in the United States still believe in liberty, and I’ve cited some polling data in support of American Exceptionalism. And it seems like that philosophical belief in individualism and limited government sometimes has an impact in the polling booth. According to a recent study, Obamacare was poison for Democrats in 2010.Here’s an excerpt from a report in The Hill.Voting for President Obama’s healthcare reform law cost Democratic incumbents 5.8 percentage points of support at the polls in 2010, according to a new study in the journal American Politics Research. The study helps explain why Democrats lost 66 House seats, significantly...
  • The Obamacare Shellacking

    03/09/2012 5:05:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Democratic support for President Obama’s controversial health care overhaul may have single-handedly caused the party’s historic “shellacking” in the 2010 mid-term elections, a new study finds. The study was conducted by a group of political science professors and published this week by American Politics Research. It found that, had it not been for the health care law, House Democrats likely would have held at least 25 seats and maintained their majority.
  • American Spectator Interviews a Troublemaker

    08/09/2011 3:32:40 PM PDT · by DEConservative · 12 replies
    DEConservative Blog ^ | 8/9/2011 | DEConservative
    Jeff Lord at the American Spectator recently sat down with a real troublemaker for an interview. 2010 U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell sat down with Jeff and the first copy of her new book “Troublemaker” for a chat. I’ll let you read most of Jeff’s piece over at the American Spectator but I thought that the following excerpt aptly described O’Donnell’s campaign. THE REAL POINT HERE, as more and more Americans get with every passing day, is that this is precisely the game played with non-Establishment politicians right from the get-go. A viewing of the 1939 classic film Mr. Smith...
  • Republicans in Congress Still Don't Get It

    Having spent most of their lives as elected politicians, the GOP old guard keeps trying to stay in control. However the newbies may be getting restless and instead of feeling challenges by Democrats, it is the Republicans who may be their actual foes.
  • GOP Makes Historic State Legislative Gains in 2010

    12/29/2010 6:54:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 4+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 10, 2010 | Tim Storey
    Late last week, a state judge on Long Island in New York certified that Mineola mayor Jack Martins, a Republican, had won the race for state Senate District 7 by a mere 451 votes out of the more than 85,000 cast. With that win, the GOP took control of the New York Senate by a 32-30 majority making it the last state legislative domino to fall in the 2010 election cycle. The New York state Senate was the 20th legislative chamber picked up by Republicans in the 2010 elections. In addition to gaining new majorities in 20 chambers, Republicans won...
  • Among Young Voters, Obama's Campaign Magic Fades

    12/11/2010 5:15:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 60 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | Dec 10, 2010 | Peter W. Fulham
    In the days after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, Kevin Hollinshead hoped the president would become a leader reminiscent of Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- capable of steering the country out of a massive economic crisis while taking on his sharpest critics. But Hollinshead, a senior at Colorado State University, now feels that the president has ceded too much to his Republican opposition and failed to live up to the ideals of his campaign. "They've decided that he's public enemy No. 1, and they'll do whatever it takes to ruin him," Hollinshead said of Republicans in Congress. "And rather than...
  • Rick Santorum now TRASHES candidates he SUPPORTED in September

    12/07/2010 11:27:00 AM PST · by Moseley · 91 replies
    RED STATE ^ | December 7, 2010 | Grassroots1773
    Will the real Rick Santorum please stand up? BEFORE the November 2, election, Rick Santorum defended Christine O’Donnell in her US Senate race in Delaware (though trying to have it both ways to some extent). Now, AFTER the election, Rick Santroum is now trying to jump on the bandwagon and attack the GOP’s losing candidates. Goal: NOT win elections, NOT learn how to win elections, but simply for personal aggrandizement by Rick Santorum. ________________________________________________ On September 21, 2010, Rick Santorum defended Christine O’Donnell as a candidate on Greta Van Sustren’s “On the Record” Rick Santorum Santorum — famous for dumping...
  • Upton flips a switch on CFL bulbs--Feeling heat, lawmaker sees light on incandescents

    12/06/2010 6:42:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2010 | Stephan Dinan
    Three years after he led the charge to require consumers to ditch their comfortable old incandescent lights in favor of those twisty CFL bulbs, Rep. Fred Upton now wants to be the man to help undo that law as the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. That about-face is not unique among lawmakers looking to atone for stances they've taken over the past decade as they seek to gain top posts in a decidedly more conservative Republican Congress, but his reversal underscores how intent the GOP is on proving it has broken with past practices. "We have...
  • Democratic Attacks Fell on Deaf Ears This Fall

    12/02/2010 6:05:44 AM PST · by randita · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 12/2/10 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    Democratic Attacks Fell on Deaf Ears This Fall NATHAN L. GONZALES DECEMBER 1, 2010 · 6:30 PM EDT For most of the election cycle, Democratic strategists were optimistic they could hold the House because of their arsenal of opposition research. But Democratic attacks failed to bring down enough Republican challengers to keep the majority. Democrats thought GOP challengers were simply too flawed to be acceptable alternatives to voters who wanted change. But as Republicans learned in 2006 and 2008, the messenger and the audience matter just as much, if not more, than the message when it comes to political attacks....
  • Political divide between coasts and Midwest deepening, midterm election analysis shows

    11/22/2010 12:28:06 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2010 | T.W. Farnam
    Results from November's midterm elections have exposed a deepening political divide between cities on the coasts and the less-dense areas in the middle of the country. The Republican Party's big gains in the House came largely from districts that were older, less diverse and less educated than the nation as a whole. Democrats kept their big majorities in the cities. That's a contrast to the last GOP wave in 1994, when Republicans' share of the vote was consistent inside and outside metropolitan areas, according to a Washington Post analysis. That year, Republicans captured seats in a broader array of places....
  • Did SEIU Ballot Fraud Play Role in Harry Reid Re-Election?

    11/12/2010 11:03:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 11, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      Votes without voters - the notion seems like something from "The Twilight Zone." Yet this outcome, the result of a mysterious computer glitch, may have helped re-elect Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over his Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, last week by a 50.2%-44.6% margin. Actually, the "mystery" is very likely the doing of a local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which nationwide provides votes, money and muscle for the Democratic Party. Critics are charging that voting machines throughout Clark County (Las Vegas), where about three-fourths of the state's population resides, were rigged to place check marks next...
  • Democratic Losses Hit State Farm Teams Hard

    11/10/2010 9:42:23 AM PST · by randita · 42 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/9/10 | Steve Peoples
    Back to Article Democratic Losses Hit State Farm Teams Hard By Steve Peoples Roll Call Staff Nov. 9, 2010, 11:30 p.m. While the GOP celebrates historic gains in the House, Republicans in state capitals across the country are cheering massive pickups that wiped out key Democratic bench players — a shift that they say may shape elections for years to come. From Minnesota to Montana, Democrats lost state Speakers, Senate Majority Leaders, lieutenant governors and other up-and-comers whose political futures are now uncertain at best. Nowhere is the shift more apparent than in New Hampshire, where the GOP won all...
  • Election 2010: An Inconsistent Wave

    11/09/2010 8:31:20 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 9, 2010 | Sean Trende
    One of the most striking aspects of the 2010 election is how uneven the wave was. Rather than striking down Democrats across the land, it spared most Democrats on the coasts and in cities. In New England, Republicans will pick up only two congressional districts, no Senate seats, and will actually lose ground in governorships. On the West Coast, the GOP finds itself picking up one or two congressional districts, and will be shut out of governorships and Senate seats. And while the GOP performed well in congressional races nationally, and very well in state legislative races, the Democrats clearly...
  • Elderly voters the biggest push behind the GOP wave

    11/08/2010 8:00:40 AM PST · by Racehorse · 49 replies
    The Washington Independent ^ | 8 November 2010 | Jesse Zwick
    The election post-mortems keep rolling in. Politico's Byron Tau's report on the remarkable shift in voting patterns among America's oldest voters goes a long way to explain why last week's contest became such a rout for Republicans. Voters over 65, he writes, favored Republicans by a 21-point margin after breaking narrowly for Democrats in 2006, and in some key races the margin was even more lopsided: In New Hampshire, for instance, seniors backed GOP Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte over her Democratic challenger by 33 points. In the narrow Illinois Senate contest, Republican Mark Kirk won older voters by 22 points....
  • Guest commentary: What just happened? What does it mean as we move ahead?

    11/07/2010 9:23:21 PM PST · by jerry557 · 4 replies ^ | 11/07/10 | Jack Tymann
    A majority of American voters have just rejected a decades-long progressive agenda in favor of a shift back toward center-right. Republicans took control of the House for the first time since 2006, capturing 64 additional seats, the largest shift in 78 years, when Democrats gained 97 seats in the Franklin D. Roosevelt-led landslide of 1932. Democrats now have fewer House members than any time since World War II. Republicans gained seven seats in the Senate, even though only 17 Democratic seats were in play. Twenty-three Democratic senators will run in 2012. Republican governors replaced Democrats in 10 states. North Carolina...
  • Cartograms of the 2010 US midterm election (Those with 3-D glasses, please don them now)

    11/06/2010 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Imperial Ac ^ | 11/06/10
    \ Each of the 435 congressional districts is rescaled to have the same area. The white districts are too close to call (4 Nov 2010) or do not send voting delegates to the House (Washington DC). A comparison with the 2008 cartogram reveals not only that the Republicans made gains, but also where these occured. The next cartogram shows those districts that have changed parties.
  • Midterm Elections 2010, House Armed Services Shakeup

    11/06/2010 11:53:27 AM PDT · by brucek43 · 5 replies
    The Coach is Right ^ | November 6, 2010 | Jim Emerson
    The Republican victories in Tuesday’s midterm election removed 10 Democrats from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). Texas Democrat Rep. Solomon Ortiz, current HASC readiness panel chairman most likely will be the eleventh. The most noticeable Democrat departures are current HASC chairman Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO.), (after 33 years in office) and Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.), also lost his seat after 28 years. The leading candidate for HASC chairmanship, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA.) announced his priorities for the 112th Congress as: “…support [for] military personnel and their families; and investing in the necessary capabilities and force structure, “while mandating...
  • This is just too funny, so I'm posting it again

    11/05/2010 12:52:57 PM PDT · by paterfamilias · 30 replies
    The Hope for America ^ | Nov 3, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    This is the full 8-minute video of "Happy Days Are Here Again" from the Glenn Beck radio show on November 3rd, the day after the election. It is so funny that I'm still watching it!
  • The 2010 Election Was Bad; 2012 Will Be Worse

    11/05/2010 1:33:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/5/2010 | Dan Gainor
    Congratulations to the GOP, which just trounced both Democrats and liberal journalists alike.There’s only one hitch: Somebody hit the reset button and everything started over again like the movie “Groundhog Day.” The campaign for 2012 has already begun with a vengeance.And vengeance is exactly what the losing side wants. They are angry – from journalists to pundits to the Twitterati. They want revenge, and they want it in its most base forms. The Internet is a great leveler and allows everyone to express an opinion. Unfortunately, the level we’ve all settled at is somewhere deep into the gutter where bloggers...
  • DNC members escorted from Hazleton City Hall

    11/04/2010 5:29:15 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies
    Two men and a woman who identified themselves as members of the Democratic National Committee were asked to leave an election poll in the City of Hazleton on Tuesday. Eileen Whitaker, the election judge in Ward 8, which has its polling place in Hazleton City Hall, said the men, one of whom identified himself as Edmund F. Brown, were escorted out when they told poll workers they didn't reside or vote in Hazleton. Whitaker said Brown appeared at the poll as it opened at 7 a.m., but became a nuisance. "He was obnoxious, but a nice obnoxious," Whitaker said. "He...