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  • Like Father Like Son, George and Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 11 replies
    RightPundits ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    After edging out Rockefeller 51% to 49% in the winner-take-all race in California, Goldwater had a huge majority of delegates, enough to easily win the nomination at the Republican convention. George Romney set about denouncing Goldwater, and even raised a stink at the convention to have Goldwater′s delegates disqualified. Romney was accusing many of Goldwater′s delegates as being everything from racists, members of the Ku-Klux-Klan, the John Birch Society and even accused some of being Communists! Imagine that! Once Goldwater was named the presidential nominee, George Romney still worked to undermine his campaign, refusing to endorse or support him. So...
  • Some advice about George Clooney [junk email from Obama]

    04/24/2012 4:52:06 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 5 replies
    obama spam | 04/24/2012 | Ann Marie Habershaw
    [Name Deleted to Protect the Patriot]-- I have some advice for the two people who will be selected to go to a party for the President at George Clooney's house: Choose your guest wisely. Whoever you pick to join you is going to owe you big time. Think about it -- and chip in $3 or whatever you can today to be automatically entered: [donation link deleted.... :-] - Ann Marie Ann Marie Habershaw Chief Operating Officer Obama for America P.S. -- Regarding your airfare and hotel, we've got it covered. Just get your name in the mix today.
  • The Baehr Essentials (Obama reelection)

    04/24/2012 12:43:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Richard Baehr
    ~snip~ 2. It is pretty apparent that the Obama Administration will do pretty much anything to get Obama re-elected. But this takes the cake: $8 billion of federal money from the Department of Health and Human Services that is available for experiments, will instead be used to extend the Medicare Advantage program that ObamaCare would have curtailed. Medicare Advantage is a program very popular with seniors, and the money shuffling will extend the program through the date of the elections. An experiment to judge a program that is already in effect? huh? The cuts in Medicare Advantage were part of...
  • SNL alum on Obama: What a bleeping bleep [AUDIO] [Is Jon Lovitz for Real Here?]

    04/24/2012 11:44:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/24/12 | Taylor Bigler
    Jon Lovitz, an early Saturday Night Live cast member, had some harsh words for President Barack Obama over the weekend. In an interview with Clerks director Kevin Smith, Lovitz, a registered Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008, bashed the president for his class warfare rhetoric and the notion that the wealthy dont pay their fair share in taxes.
  • Is there a drone in your neighbourhood?

    04/24/2012 6:23:05 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 107 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 05:15 EST, 24 April 2012 | Julian Gavaghan
    Is there a drone in your neighbourhood? Rise of spy planes exposed after FAA is forced to reveal 63 launch sites across U.S. Unmanned spy planes are being launched from locations in 20 states and owners include the military and universities. There are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S, federal authorities have been forced to reveal following a landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit. The unmanned planes some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects are being launched from locations in 20 states. Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations,...
  • OWS Unveils New Propaganda Poster: A Unicorn Ripping the Head off of a Police Officer

    04/24/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/24/12 | Aurelius
    Occupy Wall Street, well known for its violence against police and civilians, rapes, and suicides, is attempting to make a comeback. After months of being out of the public eye, OWS is planning a rally on May Day, or May 1. To accompany their rally, Occupy Wall Street has created a propaganda poster to show what they are all about. The poster is of a pink unicorn ripping the head off of a police office, while a rainbow shines in the background: On the unicorn's left leg, the acronym "WSA" can be seen. WSA stands for the anti-capitalist organization the...
  • Five Devastating Numbers That Show Obama's Incompetence

    04/24/2012 4:50:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Whether you've had some form of head trauma that has caused you to like Barack Obama or like all good hearted people, you can't stand him, his performance has objectively been terrible. Of course, we can debate WHY his performance has been so bad. His supporters would probably blame Bush, Republicans in Congress, ATM machines, fairy dust shortages and people forgetting to click their heels together three times before saying, "There's no place like home." On the other hand, people who haven't been drinking Barney Frankosaurus brand Kool-Aid might note that if Obama is going to blame Republicans for everything...
  • Tea party will absolutely back Romney in general election, says movement leader

    04/24/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 139 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Though the tea party wasnt particularly enthused about Mitt Romneys presidential candidacy during the primary, one tea party leader who was present at the inception of the movement says the tea party will get behind the former Massachusetts governor going into the general election. Absolutely, the tea party can and will support Mitt Romney in the general election, and with great energy in the door-to-door ground game, said Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition and author of the recently released book, Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement. Its important also to...
  • Strong border controls and a lack of jobs prompt mass emigration of illegal Mexicans from the U.S.

    04/24/2012 6:42:50 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades, showing a dramatic shift as many illegal workers are moving back to Mexico from the U.S. because there are so few job opportunities. The new analysis comes amid renewed debate over U.S. immigration policy as the Supreme Court hears arguments this week on Arizona's tough immigration law. Mexican immigrants make account for nearly 60 per cent of the illegal immigrant population in the U.S. and last year there were 6.1million in America. That number was down from its peak in 2007...
  • Average Household Income Has Dropped $3K Under [Failure to the Extreme]

    04/24/2012 4:37:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 4/23/12 | Catherine Rampell
    Mitt Romney has been citing an interesting economic statistic lately about the economy under Barack Obama: Well, lets look at what happened. What youre not going to hear is that during his term median income in America has dropped by $3,000. Here he is on Hannity, repeating the same number. Thats a pretty striking figure. Is it true? The answer depends somewhat on what numbers you use there are more and less charitable options available but the answer is arguably yes.
  • Narrative Wars: How the GOP Can Win

    04/24/2012 2:33:36 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2012 | Cindy Simpson
    The "Democrat-Media Complex" (Breitbart's term) control of the Obama screenplay has been obvious from day one, even when there was no narrative to shape. Instead of offering evidence to refute criticism of their star, the Alinsky-schooled Complex lazily lob potent word-missiles like "racist" or "birther." Most Republican elites defensively duck and run for cover lest any of the labels stick. Conservatives hope that intelligent discussion of economic and policy issues will win election battles, but they fight within an arena defined and controlled by the leftist media, leaving the home court advantage to the left. Refusing to play by Democrat-Media...
  • What is Romney's plan? Rubio's Quasi-Dream Act, a Daniel D. Portado (Self-Deportation) plan, ...?

    04/23/2012 4:04:10 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    4/23/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't keep up with what Romney is supposedly going to go with concerning illegals. First it was the ridiculous idea from Romney that illegals will self-deport. Remember Daniel D. Portado? Then there was the buzz that some kind of Kobach plan would emerge. Now there is supposedly going to be some type of Rubio Quasi-Dream Act. Who knows what Romney is going to go with. I guess more poll testing, and/or focus group work from the Romney campaign is needed before a plan emerges.
  • Rubio campaigns with Romney, raising VP speculation

    04/23/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Via Reuters) ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steve Holland
    Romney is running neck-and-neck with Obama in national opinion polls but needs to make up ground in several battleground states where the election is likely to be decided. The former Massachusetts governor appeared side-by-side with Rubio at a news conference where Romney did most of the talking. They then held a town hall event and took turns answering questions from supporters. Romney brushed off two questions from reporters whether Rubio was on his list for potential vice presidential picks, a process that will play out over the next four months ahead of the Republicans' August convention in Florida to nominate...
  • Now why would this be? Reuters bleats that new state laws against voter fraud will hurt Obama

    04/23/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Reuters is worried that new tough anti voter fraud laws will hurt Barack Obamas chances of reelection next November. Complaining that such laws could reduce Obamas supporters by hundreds of thousands the media outlet apparently sees no irony in its own position. Reuters doesnt feel at all self-conscious about the implication that only fraudulent applicants have to be concerned about these new laws and honest people would not be disadvantaged in the least. Republican led Legislatures Further exposing its support for voter fraud the media giant cites Republican-led legislatures in 12 states as the culprits who are sharply restricting fraudulent...
  • Daily Kos Announces: 'The Fetus Is a Parasite'

    04/20/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/20/2012 | Tim Graham
    There are times when you glance at the leftist Daily Kos blog and wonder if they're being sabotaged from the inside. Case in point: a blog titled "The fetus is a parasite." "Sasharusha" blogs "back to the whole fetus= parasite thing. That is how I see them. I don't see them as cute and cuddly. I see them as terrifying and scary. I see pregnancy the same way. Here are some examples on how pregnancy is a parasitic relationship: The Z/E/F sucks the nutrients from the mother. The "relationship" only benefits the fetus. The mother's organs and body parts become...
  • Why George Zimmerman Is Not Entitled To A Presumption Of Innocence

    04/23/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 22 replies
    That is, at least according to one liberal website posting.1 Here's the disturbing comment found on that website, " there is no constitutional right to the presumption of innocence." It's amazing that those who clamor for full Constitutional rights for Guantanamo terrorists are the same ones who are ready to take Zimmerman's head now. This is evidence enough to make an observer believe that Liberalism is a mental disorder. The writer must have slept through Civics or Government class. Or, maybe the writer is a victim of public school education. Or, perhaps both occurred. Most of those on that website...
  • Durbin: Election best hope for reviving government (DICK ALERT)

    04/23/2012 10:35:33 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Apr 23, 2012 | Junior Marxist Neil Steinberg
    Andersonville is a hip, young part of town, supposedly. Its hard to tell at 8 a.m. on a Friday, because nobody is on the street. Maybe they are all indoors, still waking up from being hip and young until the wee hours the night before. They arent missing much today. A gray, drizzly morning. Still, it feels good to settle at a table in the front window at m. henry, a hip, young, lower-case restaurant and bakery on Clark Street. I drink my coffee and look out at the gloom. Customers start filtering in. My pal Dick Durbin, the senior...
  • Press Release - Massachusetts Gun Owner: "Voting for Romney Was the Biggest Mistake of My Life"

    04/23/2012 7:34:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    Verona, PA - While Mitt Romney tries to tell heartland voters that he's one of them; his record speaks of a northeast liberal governor who tried to trample on Second Amendment rights. As Governor, Mitt Romney Targeted Gun Owners For Higher Taxes In 2003, Then-Gov. Romney Increased Payments From Gun Owners To The State, Calling It A Fee Instead Of A Tax. "If you own a gun or a boat, kill termites or teach horseback riding for a living or just want to learn to drive, you may have to pay more for a state permit." (John J. Monahan, "Romney...
  • Shift on executive power lets Obama bypass rivals

    04/23/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/23/2012 | Charlie Savage
    One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. -snip- But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts We Cant Wait, a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy...
  • How President Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Executive Power

    04/23/2012 8:16:24 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 3 replies
    The Voloklh Conspiracy ^ | Jonathon H. Daler
    In todays NYT, Charlie Savage reports on how President Obama evolved from a fierce critic of unilateral exercise of executive power to a proponent. As a senator and presidential candidate, he had criticized George W. Bush for flouting the role of Congress. And during his first two years in the White House, when Democrats controlled Congress, Mr. Obama largely worked through the legislative process to achieve his domestic policy goals. But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress.
  • Amazon is Obama's Mistress

    04/23/2012 3:59:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    President Obama has a mistress. Her name is Amazon. Whereas former Presidents Kennedy and Clinton rendezvoused with female interns, Obama rendezvous with an e-commerce company. Amazon currently monopolizes e-book sales, controlling 60 percent of the market. And, like a jealous lover, Obama is suing Amazons competitors in order to further strengthen her e-book monopoly. Obama may be faithful to his wife, but he is breaking his vow to the American people to defend the Constitution. He is openly abusing his executive powers and giving preferential treatment to Amazonhoping to curry favor with consumers and ensure his reelection in November. Obamas...
  • Tea Party Youth Stand Against Tax on Future Generations

    04/23/2012 4:28:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Gina Loudon
    The Tea Party was born of many moms and dads who saw their childrens futures being robbed by an administration who put no constraints on who they will tax, and what they will spend. Parents gasp in exasperation as they watch a culture devoid of values consume the hearts, minds, and lives of their children. The President stands idly by as black so-called leaders insight violence based on race alone. He defends taxpayer funding of Sandra Flukes blatant, unrepentant sexual promiscuity. Parents have watched in horror as young habitu Occupyers have proven an old adage often attributed to Winston Churchill:...
  • Obama tells Wasserman Schultz Dont Forget, You Work For Me [Two Failured Libs Not Getting Along]

    04/23/2012 9:22:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 4/20/12 | Javier Manjarres
    Its no secret that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is one of the most polarizing politicians in the country. Wasserman Schultz is also a member of Congress who represents the 20 th congressional district in Florida... the President has grown increasingly annoyed with the polarizing manner in which she attacks her political opposition-a style that has galvanized her Republican opponents and chased many of those coveted Independents away. Just recently, Wasserman Schultz defended her former aide and current DNC Jewish Outreach liason for her juvenile misstep of posting pictures of herself on Facebook that referred to her and...
  • Obama Sees Steep Dropoff in Cash From Major Donors

    04/20/2012 6:54:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2012 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and DEREK WILLIS
    President Obamas re-election campaign is straining to raise the huge sums it is counting on to run against Mitt Romney, with sharp dropoffs in donations from nearly every major industry forcing it to rely more than ever on small contributions and a relative handful of major donors. From Wall Street to Hollywood, from doctors and lawyers, the traditional big sources of campaign cash are not delivering for the Obama campaign as they did four years ago. The falloff has left his fund-raising totals running behind where they were at the same point in 2008 though well ahead of Mr....
  • The Gun Is Civilization

    04/22/2012 11:13:15 PM PDT · by Mier · 10 replies
    The Gun Is Civilization THIS IS THE BEST WORDED PRO-GUN ARGUMENT THAT I HAVE EVER READ. And, from a Marine! ! ! ! As the Supreme Court hears arguments for and against the Chicago, IL, Gun Ban, I offer you another stellar example of a letter (written by a Marine), that places the proper perspective on what a gun means to a civilized society. Interesting take and one you don't hear much... Read this eloquent and profound letter and pay close attention to the last paragraph of the letter..... "The Gun Is Civilization" By Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret) Human...
  • Why stay? President, Congress should just go home until after the election

    04/23/2012 8:49:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 6 replies
    Why stay? President, Congress should just go home until after the election By Judd Gregg - 04/23/12 05:44 AM ET The president is in full campaign mode. So is Congress. The federal government has been put into a holding pattern until the November elections. Like Major, Major, Major from Catch-22, it appears that although everyone in Washington is still there, no one is actually there. This being the situation, one might ask Why dont they all go home? They could leave Washington to the pundits and lobbyists. President Obama could go back to Chicago and campaign from there, reconnecting...
  • Onslaught of Union Funded Attack Ads Hit Gov. Walker!

    04/22/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT · by Syncro · 20 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 21, 2012 | TPX Staff
    Onslaught of Union Funded Attack Ads Hit Gov. Walker! . The public employee unions have pledged to spent $60 million on their RECALLeffort to viciously attack Gov. Walker and distort the truth about the success of his governorship. In fact, they just dropped half a million dollars on TV ads this week alone! . . Gov. Scott Walker is Under Attack by a Barrage of Negative Union Ads and Needs our Support Today . With the June 5th RECALL election just around the corner, we need your support to defend Gov. Walker and combat the well-funded mudslinging from the...
  • Who Is 'Racist'? (Thomas Sowell)

    04/23/2012 8:34:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn the stomach of anyone who believes in either truth or justice. An amazing proportion of the media has given us a painful demonstration of the thinking and lack of thinking that prevailed back in the days of the old Jim Crow South, where complexion counted more than facts in determining how people were treated. One of the first things presented in the media was a transcript of a conversation between George Zimmerman and...
  • Displaced Wisconsin Dems want to Elbow Their Way into Minority Districts

    04/22/2012 4:54:26 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 15 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 4/19/2012 | Brian Sikma
    With Wisconsins new legislative district maps nearly finalized, up to four incumbent Democrat lawmakers are preparing to move into newly redrawn majority-minority districts to insure they can retain their power in the state capitol. Mapmakers have updated or created several districts in the cities of Milwaukee and Racine that contain majority populations of minority ethnic and racial groups. The Federal Voting Rights Act requires states to insure that minorities have proportional representation in state legislative bodies. Compliance with this mandate means states must create legislative districts where the majority demographic is comprised of racial minorities. Democrat lawmakers Rep. Cory Mason...
  • Why donate to Free Republic? How does Free Republic advance conservatism?

    04/21/2012 12:02:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 106 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 21, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Maybe others can answer more concisely, but I believe we need a place where like-minded traditional conservatives can meet to discuss and advocate for our pro-life, pro-liberty, pro-constitution, pro-traditional American conservative values, principles and causes--without being hounded and attacked by leftists, "moderates" and other naysayers, doubters, doom & gloomers, malcontents or trolls who would either outright destroy our liberty and our way of life, surrender it, or otherwise nibble away at it in bits and bites. Free Republic has been just that for fifteen years!! We wholeheartedly and steadfastly believe in and defend our founding principles and our traditional American...
  • Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters

    04/21/2012 10:09:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Friday afternoon, Free Beacon reporter CJ Ciaramella requested a comment from the Justice Department about my new book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. This was the response he received.   That's right folks. Media Matters, the far Left website funded by George Soros, is now serving as a mouth piece for the United States Department of Justice. Not only did DOJ refer Ciaramella to Media Matters for information about Operation Fast and Furious, but didn't even refer him to material that had anything to do with his original question about the FBI covering...
  • Jimmy Fallon to Host a Very Obama Special!

    04/23/2012 6:15:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    While Mitt Romney "considers" Lorne Michael's offer to host SNL, Barack Obama is preparing for a Late Night comedy take-over!! Next Tuesday Jimmy Fallon will host a special President Obama-themed episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The episode will be filmed live from the swing state Obama lusts for University of North Carolina, instead of where he doesn't need votes the show's NYC studio.
  • Lieberman Won't Endorse Obama, GOP in '12

    04/23/2012 12:48:31 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 22 Apr 2012 | N/A
    Former Democratic vice presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman says hes not endorsing anyone Republican or Democrat for president in November. "I'm going to try to stay out of this one," Lieberman told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who caucuses with Democrats, famously endorsed his friend Republican John McCain over Barack Obama in the 2008 election. Wallace joked that that endorsement "didn't work out so well the last time." "I'm not running for re-election," Lieberman countered. "I'm enjoying not being involved in the nastiness of campaigning in America these days." Lieberman...
  • Constitution Party to run Virgil Goode for president

    04/22/2012 8:27:52 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 131 replies
    Roanoke.com ^ | 4-22-12 | Arielle Retting
    Former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode of Rocky Mount secured the Constitution Party's nomination for president at the party's convention Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Goode was one of six candidates vying for the spot. He won on the first round of balloting with 203 votes, with 202 votes needed to receive the nomination. Goode served 24 years in the Virginia Senate making headlines when he helped parlay a power-sharing agreement between Democrats and Republicans after the 1995 elections left it evenly split. He was elected to Congress in 1996, succeeding L.F. Payne. Goode left the Democratic Party to become an...
  • Romney on spending: Guns triumph over butter

    04/22/2012 10:25:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    ap/pioneer press ^ | 4-21-12 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTONReducing government deficits Mitt Romney's way would mean less money for health care for the poor and disabled and big cuts to nuts-and-bolts functions such as food inspection, border security and education. Romney also promises budget increases for the Pentagon, above those sought by some GOP defense hawks, meaning that the rest of the government would have to shrink even more. Nonmilitary programs would incur still larger cuts than those called for in the tightfisted GOP budget that the House passed last month. Differences over the government's budget and spiraling deficits are among the starkest that separate Republican Romney and...
  • Under sunny skies, Obama hits the links (The rookie Hussein faces tough choices in Syria)

    04/21/2012 9:31:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/21/12 | Mike Lillis
    Under sunny skies, Obama hits the linksBy Mike Lillis - 04/21/12 01:38 PM ET President Obama took advantage of gorgeous weather around Washington on Saturday morning to hit the golf course, his third round this year. The president and his entourage Vice President Joe Biden, White House staffer Mike Brush and Marvin Nicholson, the trip director arrived at the Andrews Air Force Base Golf Course a little after 11 a.m., when temperatures were hovering just below 80 degrees. The outing is the latest indication Obama doesn't intend to steer clear of the links in the face of recent...
  • Struggling Obama super-PAC asks Clinton for help (Hillary says no?)

    04/21/2012 9:07:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/21/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Struggling Obama super-PAC asks Clinton for helpBy Cameron Joseph - 04/21/12 10:15 AM ET Priorities USA, a super-PAC focused on reelecting President Obama, has asked former President Bill Clinton to help them pick up the pace on fundraising. Democratic donors have been resistant to giving to the group. This is partly because of liberals' hesitation about super-PACs in general and partly because Sean Sweeney and Bill Burton, the two former White House staffers heading the group, aren't as plugged in to the fundraising world as those helping some of the Republican groups, which include heavy-hitters like Karl Rove and Mississippi...
  • Gingrich presses ahead amid reports of suspending campaign, huge debt

    04/21/2012 2:14:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 21 2012
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Saturday he will move forward with stops next week in North Carolina, following reports that events had been cancelled as a result of communication problems. Wayne King, vice chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, said he got a call from Gingrich who personally told him campaign events are on for next week and that a schedule is forthcoming. Reports that Gingrich -- whose campaign is deep in debt and trailing far behind Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney -- surfaced late Friday night when a source told Fox News the candidates scheduled campaign stops in...
  • Romney: Obama Is A Nice Guy, But We Can't Afford Four More Years

    04/20/2012 8:42:18 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Friday April 20, 2012
    "We have come together at critical times times and made the sacrifices necessary to preserve our liberty. So a campaign based on attacks, a campaign based on demonizing one another, that's not going to be successful. This country is going to be successful by pulling together, by recognizing that we have some common challenges and working together to overcome those things," Mitt Romney said on "Hannity" tonight. "The President's a nice guy, but we just can't afford him for four more years. Our kids can't afford him. We have to get back to machine who know what is it takes...
  • Election 2012 Trial Heat: Obama vs. Romney [MR +3 on April 20, 2012]

    04/20/2012 1:15:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Gallup ^ | 4/20/12 | Gallup
    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 Mitt Romney were the Republican Party's candidate, who would you vote for Barack Obama, the Democrat or Mitt Romney, the Republican?" Those who are undecided are further asked if they lean more toward Obama or Romney and their leanings are incorporated into the results. Each five-day rolling average is based on telephone interviews with approximately 2,200 registered voters; Margin of error is 3 percentage points.
  • Newt Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Mitt Romney

    04/20/2012 1:06:59 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 42 replies
    masslive.com/ ^ | April 20 2012 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Republicans at a New York state party dinner that he would work for Mitt Romney's victory in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. "We are dedicated to a unified Republican Party," he said.
  • Newt Gingrich Holds Campaign Rally in Buffalo

    04/20/2012 12:57:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies
    wgrz.com ^ | April 20 2012 | Michael Wooten
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Newt Gingrich, GOP candidate for president, just finished up a Buffalo rally organized by developer and former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, a fellow Republican. He asked for supporters' votes in next week's presidential primary. "We need your vote on Tuesday. I am the underdog," he said. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania suspended his campaign last week, but he is still on the ballot. Tuesday was the last day for candidates to submit documentation to the state Board of Elections to invalidate his candidacy, a spokesman for the agency said. Because of that, the votes for...
  • Dem Senator Doesnt Know If He Will Vote For Obama

    04/20/2012 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 4/20/2012
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says hes unsure whether hell vote for President Barack Obama or likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney. In a statement Friday, Manchin said he has real differences with both Obama and Romney. He also said many West Virginians believe the last 3 years have not been good. One of the more moderate Senate Democrats, Manchin is seeking re-election this year in a state Obama lost to Republican Sen. John McCain, 56-43 percent, in 2008. Obama fared worse in the Democratic primary against Hillary Rodham Clinton, losing 67-26 percent.
  • Coulter: Obamas silver spoon was an affirmative action silver spoon

    04/20/2012 7:26:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that Democratic attempts to highlight presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romneys wealth are not only unfair, but likely to backfire. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said that he and his wife Michelle were not born with a silver spoon in their mouths, a comment which was widely considered to be a jab at Romney, the son of a successful CEO. Although Obamas spokesman Jay Carney denied that was the case, the Democratic Party has been attacking the former Massachusetts governor in an effort to paint him as out-of-touch...
  • Barack Obama's Re-election Bid is Already in Deep Trouble. "Hot Diggity Dawg" Says it All!

    04/19/2012 8:46:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Newt Gingrich may not have got the memo but the battle for the Republican nomination is over. Some in the Romney campaign were hoping for a Febuary end but others were fearing it would go on until June and a small number of Republicans even predicted a convention fight in August. All in all, April is not a bad result for Mitt Romney - long enough to test him, short enough to allow him to focus solely on the general for the final six months. Despite the very recent and ugly and negative primaries, Romney's struggle with conservatives and the...
  • Daily Obama Campaign Emails

    04/19/2012 8:21:33 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 4 replies
    barackobama.com | 4/19/2012 | Julianna Smoot
    [my name censored] - Want to meet George Clooney and Barack Obama -- at Clooney's house? He's hosting supporters at his home next month to help build support for this campaign and elect President Obama in November. And he's saving seats for two grassroots supporters like you and their guests. It's just not a chance most people get -- well, ever. For a chance to hang out with President Obama at George Clooney's house, donate $3 or whatever you can to be automatically entered to win. George Clooney is doing his part to help re-elect the President, but he also...
  • Rep. Schakowsky introduces WORK Act allowing low-income moms the option that Ann Romney got

    04/19/2012 4:34:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    4/19/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rep. Schakowsky (D) has introduced a bill, the WORK Act, Woman's Option to Raise Kids, giving federal assistance that would supplement TANF benefits (for the first 3 years), because under current law a woman (poor or not) raising kids does not have her work raising kids counted as real "work." Dems are attempting to use Ann Romney's words against her. Ann Romney said that staying home and raising kids is "work." and Dems are countering that by saying that it shouldn't be just people like Ann Romney that should get to stay home and "work." Schakowsky believes that poor women...
  • Obama's $5 Trillion Moment

    04/19/2012 2:35:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2012 | Guy Benson
    I buried this item at the bottom of my early morning post on Romney's rhetoric, but I think this staggering milestone merits a separate post.  The Obama legacy:   In the 39 months since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States, the federal government’s debt has increased by $5,027,761,476,484.56. Although he has served less than a term, Obama is now the first American president to see the federal government's debt increase by more than $5 trillion during his time in office. During the full eight years that George W. Bush served as president, the...
  • Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism?

    04/19/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism? In politics, truth-telling can get you into trouble, even if you stumble upon it by accident. Just ask Rep. Allen West (R-FL). West is feeling the heat for a pregnant pause he took during a town hall meeting after he was asked "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists?" "It's a good question," West responded, "I believe there's [sic] about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. (Long pause) "They don't actually hide. It's called the Congressional Progressive...
  • Florida Remains 'Golden Prize' of Presidential Politics

    04/19/2012 12:25:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2012 | Matt Towery
    Unless something unexpected takes place, Florida can already claim the top spot in deciding recent presidential nominations, both for Republicans and Democrats, and is poised to be, along with a handful of states, a pivotal swing state in the November elections. As for determining nominations, Florida now has replaced both Iowa and South Carolina as the "must-win" early state. In 2008, Barack Obama's win in Iowa certainly gave him the boost that later exploded into momentum in the South Carolina Democratic contest. But had Florida's legislature not moved the Florida contest ahead in the order of states voting that year,...