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  • The Seven Most Disturbing Moments So Far in Barack Obama's Presidency

    04/17/2012 6:26:59 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 47 replies
    town hall ^ | 4/17/2012 | John Hawkins
    Picking out the most disturbing moments of Barack Obama's presidency is kind of like trying to choose the wettest parts of the ocean. Other than his "Even a blind squirrel sometimes gets a nut" moment where he said "yes" when the SEALS asked if they were allowed to kill Osama Bin Laden, his entire presidency has been one long, slow motion bamboo shoot sliding under the country's fingernails. So, everyone reading will probably be able to think of a few national nightmares that aren't included.
  • Van Jones: 'Progressives Have Another Century to Win!'

    04/17/2012 10:36:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | April 17, 2012 | Rick Perlstein
    Van Jones, one of the most effective organizers and strategists on the left, is out with a new book. Rebuild the Dream, which debuted last week on the New York Times bestseller list, takes its name from the organization Jones helped found a year ago to stir up a grass-roots insurgency against the plutocrats we now call the 1%—and now seek harness the insurgent energies expressed by the Occupy movement into lasting institutional reform. “The American dream—the idea that ours is a land where any hard-working person can better herself or himself—is at risk of being wiped out, right before...
  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 36% [Biggest Gap in More than a year]

    04/17/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 4/16/12 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republicans, as they have for nearly three years now, continue to lead Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot, this time for the week ending Sunday, April 15. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 36% would choose the Democrat instead. This is the largest gap between the two parties since the beginning of 2011. It also doubles the gap found a week ago when the Republican led by five points, 45% to 40%.
  • Gallup Presidential Election Trial Heat Results: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney [MR up by 5]

    04/17/2012 11:31:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Gallup ^ | 4/17/12
    These are the results when registered voters are asked: "Suppose the presidential election were held today. If Barack Obama were the Democratic Party's candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney were the Republican Party's candidate, who would you vote for Barack Obama, the Democrat or Mitt Romney, the Republican?"
  • The next Venezuela? Argentina to nationalize oil company [Obama's Dream for America]

    04/17/2012 11:17:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/17/12 | Jonathan Gilbert
    When Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner abruptly left the Summit of the Americas, it was reported that she did so over the lack of support for her country's claim to the British-controlled Falkland Islands. Yesterday, President Kirchner revealed another reason she returned to Buenos Aires: to announce the nationalization of the Argentine oil company, YPF, whose majority stakeholder is the Spanish energy firm, Repsol. The move has infuriated Repsol and Spanish officials, and raised concerns that this may be the first of many expropriations of privately run companies in Argentina, putting the government on the path toward a Hugo...
  • Poll: Scott Walker Opens Up Lead on Opponents (PPP Poll)

    04/17/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 87 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | April 16, 2012 | Christian Schneider
    Ever wonder what it takes to sanitize a Daily Kos post of all the snark and pompous windbaggery? We found out today, when their very own poll showed Wisconsin governor Scott Walker opening up a lead on his two primary Democratic opponents in the pending June 5 recall election. (One imagines the Daily Kos author typing that post while looking like Sylvester the Cat having swallowed a bag of alum.)
  • White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In [Special Interests: Pay To Play!]

    04/15/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 14, 2012 | MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO
    White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO April 14, 2012 Last May, as a battle was heating up between Internet companies and Hollywood over how to stop online piracy, a top entertainment industry lobbyist landed a meeting at the White House with one of President Obama’s technology advisers. Dwight and Antoinette C. Bush in 2010. Ms. Bush visits the White House frequently. The lobbyist did not get there by himself. He was accompanied by Antoinette C. Bush, a well-connected Washington lawyer who has represented companies like Viacom, Sony and News Corporation...
  • Obama's push to implement 'Eco-Tyranny'

    04/17/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin DeAnna
    Meteorologist Brian Sussman blows whistle on president's scheme The environmentalist movement isn’t about protecting the environment at all, according to meteorologist-turned-journalist Brian Sussman. It’s about destroying private property, controlling behavior, and expanding government – and the Obama administration has a secret plan to further all of it, he says. Sussman is now blowing the whistle on the real nature of environmentalism in his explosive brand-new book, “Eco-Tyranny.” He reveals secret memos from inside Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, outlining a covert plan “to pursue a program of land consolidation” for the federal government to secure tens of millions...
  • Bishop Calls for ‘Heroic Catholicism,’ Rips Obama’s ‘Radical Pro-Abortion Agenda’

    04/17/2012 9:13:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria told the 500 men who attended the diocese’s annual men’s march and Mass that “the days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism.” “We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead [must] be Catholics by conviction. In our own families, in our parishes, where we live and where we work--like that very first apostolic generation--we must be bold witnesses to the Lordship of Jesus Christ,” he preached. “We must be a fearless army of Catholic men, ready to give everything we have for the Lord, who gave everything for...
  • Ted Nugent Stumps for Mitt Romney at NRA Convention: “Chop their heads off in November” (VIDEO)

    04/17/2012 6:31:51 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 150 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | Josh Glasstetter
    Washed up rocker and reality TV star Ted Nugent appeared at the NRA’s national convention in St. Louis. Nugent, a longtime NRA board member and regular presence at conventions, rallied the NRA faithful on Saturday to vote for Mitt Romney: “Your goal should be to get a couple thousand, per person who’s here, to vote for Mitt Romney in November.” Nugent called President Obama a criminal and denounced his “vile, evil America-hating administration” which is “wiping its ass with the Constitution.” Taking it a step further, he said that “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will...
  • TRUE COLORS TIME (or Don't Let Newt Down)

    04/16/2012 8:01:20 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 66 replies
    Vanity | April 16, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    TRUE COLORS TIME If you listened closely to Sarah tonight on Levin’s program, she was pretty much endorsing Romney. I suspect she will hold her cards, won’t jump into the fray until the convention, where she will get maximum exposure for her particular agenda. And then she will play the good citizen role and support Romney. I’ve been worried about her since she showed up so ungraciously during the summer to rain on the parade of some of the more conservative candidates… The same applies to her as everyone else... Not fighting, not helping Newt right now, is the same...
  • PLEASE HELP -SCYTL, an international vote tabulation company may be counting (or not) your vote!

    04/16/2012 10:30:46 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 37 replies
    April 16, 2012 | GILTN1stborn
    Finally, there seems to be growing concern about vote fraud. Over the last couple of months I have attended meetings about vote fraud and have become more alarmed that it may extend beyond our borders. http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/nov-2012-vote-tabulation-raising-concerns http://patriotupdate.com/articles/what-is-scytl-why-should-you-be-very-very-concernedOrganizations like: True the Vote (http://www.truethevote.org/) and The King Street Patriots among others, have been reaching out to teach us what they have learned. Based on some of that information, and a suggestion in an email from The King Street Patriots, I decided to help some of my friends and family participate easily because many people are good at forwarding emails, but do not...
  • Dropping Fossil Fuels For Green Energy Would Be Foolish

    04/16/2012 3:59:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Editorial
    Barack Obama has been promising a green future since before he was president. While we might one day be powered by renewable energy, there's no reason to rush it. Fossil fuels are still abundant, reliable and cheap. Roughly 85% of our domestic energy is provided by fossil fuels. They generate more than 96% of the energy used in transportation and about 67% of the electricity we consume. Despite promises and commands from the Obama administration — the president pledged in 2009 to cut oil consumption 35% by 2030, for instance — these ratios aren't going to change much in coming...
  • DNC Chief Called on to Release Tax Returns

    04/16/2012 5:32:57 PM PDT · by svxdave · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 16, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Democratic National Committee chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been called on to release her personal income tax returns. The request was made by her congressional opponent, Republican Karen Harrington of Florida. “This week millions of taxpaying Americans will fulfill their requirement of filing their tax returns by paying any and all taxes due to the federal government,” Harrington’s campaign writes. “Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been asking Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release his 2011 tax return even after Governor Romney released his 2010 tax return.” “Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz’s request of Governor Romney to release his tax returns screams...
  • Dick Cheney endorses Mitt Romney

    04/16/2012 1:28:26 PM PDT · by KSanders · 66 replies
    uselectionatlas.org ^ | April 14 2012 | AP
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked without assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first engagement since getting a new heart three weeks ago. Cheney even threw in some political plugs amid much reminiscing before the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in Cheyenne on Saturday. He said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is going to do a "whale of a job."
  • Romney Tells Obama to ‘Start Packing’ in ABC News Exclusive Interview

    04/16/2012 1:15:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/16/2012 | Russell Goldman
    Russell Goldman By Russell Goldman @GoldmanRussell Follow on Twitter Apr 16, 2012 2:50pm Romney Tells Obama to ‘Start Packing’ in ABC News Exclusive Interview Email 48 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print Acting very much like the GOP nominee, Mitt Romney sent a curt message to President Obama today: “Start packing.” The message, delivered with a chuckle, came in an exclusive interview with “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer who asked the presumptive GOP nominee if he had something to say to the president. Romney said Obama’s “policies have not helped the American people. They have not helped get jobs,...
  • The Obama Doctrine (How the president's drone war is backfiring.)

    04/16/2012 1:00:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | MARCH/APRIL 2012 | DAVID ROHDE
    When Barack Obama took the oath of office three years ago, no one associated the phrase "targeted killing" with his optimistic young presidency. In his inaugural address, the 47-year-old former constitutional law professor uttered the word "terror" only once. Instead, he promised to use technology to "harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories." Oddly, technology has enabled Obama to become something few expected: a president who has dramatically expanded the executive branch's ability to wage high-tech clandestine war. With a determination that has surprised many, Obama has embraced the CIA,...
  • Wisconsin recall is high-stakes bet for unions

    04/14/2012 7:59:26 AM PDT · by no dems · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2012 | Sam Hananel
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Unions are facing a make-or-break moment in their campaign to drive Wisconsin's Republican governor from office. "After devoting so much effort, energy and funds to the recall, unions have to show positive results or it will be judged to be a sign of a weakened labor movement," said Gary Chaison, professor at Clark University. The recall primary in Wisconsin is May 8, and the general election is June 5. Such massive, costly campaigns have taken a toll on unions, diverting resources they could have spent helping political allies or organizing new members. "Unions are not bottomless...
  • Report: Democrat-controlled Senate laziest in 20 years

    04/16/2012 12:47:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    For those who need proof that the Senate was a do-nothing chamber in 2011 beyond the constant partisan bickering and failure to pass a federal budget, there is now hard evidence that it was among the laziest in 20 years. In her latest report, Secretary of the Senate Nancy Erickson revealed a slew of data that put the first session of the 112th Senate at the bottom of Senates since 1992 in legislative productivity, an especially damning finding considering that it wasn’t an election year when congressional action is usually lower. For example, while the Democratically-controlled Senate was in session...
  • Bachmann’s Praise of Romney Falls Short of Endorsement

    04/16/2012 12:31:26 PM PDT · by KSanders · 17 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | April 15 2012 | By GERRY MULLANY
    Just five months ago as a presidential candidate, Representative Michele Bachmann took aim at Mitt Romney by saying “he has been very inconsistent in his positions.” But now that she has left the race and Mr. Romney seems assured of capturing the Republican nomination, Mrs. Bachmann has changed her tune, saying on “Meet the Press” on Sunday that she is “very seriously looking at an endorsement for Mitt Romney.” That Mrs. Bachmann is not quite ready to offer her endorsement should come as no surprise given her political passions. During the campaign, she tried to rally Tea Party supporters to...