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  • We Support Scott Walker in Making Wisconsin Great Again

    05/09/2012 12:00:14 PM PDT · by bigbob · 3 replies
    We Support Scott Walker ^ | 5/1/12 | WeSupportScottWalker
    Restoring our founding values to make Wisconsin great again! Mission To make Wisconsin better than it was yesterday! Description "We, the people of Wisconsin, have every right to reclaim our rightful place in history. We will make this a Wisconsin we can believe in. More than 162 years ago, our ancestors believed in the power of hard work and determination. They envisioned a new state with limitless potential. Now, it is our time to once again seize that potential. We will do so at this turning point in our history by restoring limited government that fosters prosperity for today and...
  • The Election Results are No Surprise to Us: America Doesn't Want Any More of Obama

    05/09/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I am tempted, ladies and gentlemen, to sit here and ask you if you remember hearing me say a few things in the past three weeks. But I think I'm just gonna go ahead and report what happened, 'cause I think you do remember. I think of all the people in this country who are not really surprised at everything that happened yesterday, election-wise, it's probably you in this audience. Great to have you with us. Here we are back with more broadcast excellence, Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies....
  • Why Obama Campaign Named Their 1984 Moocher Julia

    05/09/2012 10:12:58 AM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    Roaring ^ | May 6, 2012 | Roaring Republican
    Yesterday I told you about the Obama campaign’s (new fictional character Julia) She is a government moocher used to push that wholesome totalitarian ideal that Big Brother should be there to watch over us from cradle to grave using the power of the Nanny State. You may be wondering though, why is the character named Julia? There is an obvious but brilliantly subtle answer picked up by (It's Only Words)Julia is of course one of the main characters in George Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future Nineteen Eighty-Four. She is an overzealous proponent of her government who rebels against its...
  • Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    05/09/2012 9:14:07 AM PDT · by quesney · 42 replies
    Michele Bachmann is now a Swiss citizen. The Minnesota congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate was recently granted dual citizenship, Bachmann's office confirmed Tuesday night, according to CNN. "Congresswoman Bachmann's husband is of Swiss descent so she has been eligible for dual-citizenship since they got married in 1978," spokeswoman Becky Rogness said in a statement. "However, recently some of their children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual-citizenship so they went through the process as a family." And, according to an interview with Swiss TV, Bachmann, who is currently seeking a fourth term in Congress after her failed bid for...
  • Obama Campaign Quotes Man Who Posted Racist Tweet, Talked about 'F****** B****es', Socialism

    05/09/2012 9:41:11 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/09/12 | Aurelius
    In yet another extremely odd move, the Obama for America PA twitter account quoted @Dan_Mac_ yesterday. The tweet itself was inconsequential drivel that you would expect from the average Obama supporter: Apparently, however, the Obama campaign either did not bother to look through the accounts of people they are quoting, or support what this person said. Either way, @Dan_Mac_ has authored multiple offensive and racist tweets, mainly focusing on Asian-Americans. One example is this, in which he refers to Asian people as "they" and refers to them through a stereotype:
  • Democrat destroyed Blue States have suffered for backing Obama

    05/09/2012 9:32:21 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | MAY 9TH, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    By The states that voted to put Barack Obama in office are suffering for supporting him. A recently releast Investor’s Business Daily report provides some telling data derived from comparing economic conditions in the so-called Blue States (those who voted for Obama) with those in the Red States that voted for John McCain. Income growth in Blue States trails per capita income growth in Red States by about .07%. Job growth which has been slow nationwide has Blue States lagging by .08%. Home prices in Red States actually climbed slightly by .03% but Blue State home prices dropped about 3.8%....
  • Gay Marriage Issue Looming, Obama Sits for an Interview [Softball Interview w/Robin Roberts]

    05/09/2012 9:15:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | MICHAEL BARBARO and BRIAN STELTER
    President Obama, who is under mounting pressure to clarify his thinking on same-sex marriage after top aides publicly embraced it in recent days, will sit down for an interview with ABC News on Wednesday during which he is likely to be questioned about his “evolving” views on the issue, according to people familiar with the matter. The interview, to be conducted by Robin Roberts, an anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and was secured in the wake of a declaration by Mr. Obama’s vice president, Joseph R. Biden, on Sunday that he was “absolutely comfortable”...
  • Unemployment Numbers Scam

    05/09/2012 4:48:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Unemployment Numbers ScamPosted By Arnold Ahlert On May 8, 2012 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments When the jobs data were released last week, it was revealed that only 115,000 new jobs were created, well below the 165,000 predicted by the media-anointed economic “experts,” and significantly below the 125,000 jobs-per-month pace required just to keep pace with the number of people entering the work force. Yet in an apparent paradox, the unemployment rate dropped from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent. Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney explains half of it. “There is something about that 8.1 percent figure...
  • America Can Do Better

    05/09/2012 6:08:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - It should be clear by now that President Obama is running against the U.S. economy and as of last week the economy was beating him. A couple of weeks ago, as Mitt Romney was locking up the Republican presidential nomination, Obama's anemic polling numbers were hitting 50 percent, up from the mid-to-upper 40s and his prospects were looking up. Then in the past week, two bleak economic reports knocked him off his shaky pedestal and he was back in the 40s again and in a dead heat with Romney. The salient characteristic of Obama's presidency has been a...
  • Obama's Stimulus: A Documented Failure

    05/09/2012 5:49:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    What does President Barack Obama know about the economy and what the government can and cannot do to create jobs? A fair measure is the economic stimulus plan Obama pushed through Congress in his first month in office. Did it work? On Jan. 9, 2009, less than two weeks before Obama's inauguration, Christina Romer, who would chair Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, and Jared Bernstein, an adviser to Vice President-elect Joe Biden, published the incoming administration's analysis of the "job impact" they expected from Obama's stimulus. At the time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national seasonally adjusted...
  • Environmental groups collecting millions from federal agencies they sue, studies show

    05/08/2012 6:52:15 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/8/2012 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    Deep-pocketed environmental groups are collecting millions of dollars from the federal agencies they regularly sue under a little-known federal law, and the government is not even keeping track of the payouts, according to two new studies. Under the Equal Access to Justice Act, or EAJA — which was signed into law by President Carter in 1980 to help the little guy stand up to federal agencies — litigants with modest means who successfully show government agencies wronged them can get their legal fees back from the taxpayer. But the act also covers 501(c)(3) nonprofits, including environmental groups that aggressively sue...
  • Petty, anti-gun antics from the Ohio Democrat Party and its allies

    05/08/2012 3:39:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | Raquel Okyay
    The anti-gun lobby, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence and Democratic state officials are aiming their pointy little fingers at state Republican Rep. Margaret Conditt of Liberty Township because she plans to have an election fundraiser at Middletown Sportsmen’s Club on May 12. The club is a -- danger alert -- firing range, and apparently a big no-no if concerned citizens care about gun violence and young people. Firing ranges, being operated by the experts, taking the best possible precautions, are practical, effective and legal; so what is the problem with having a politician conduct a fundraiser at a local...
  • House Republicans try to block Obama's rifle rule

    05/08/2012 7:09:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 8, 2012 | Dan Freedman
    WASHINGTON - House Republicans, accusing President Barack Obama of waging a war on gun owners, plan to cut off funding for an rule requiring firearms dealers in border states to report multiple sales of certain rifles. The matter has become a flash point on both sides of the national gun control divide, elevating the debate over the Second Amendment in an election year in which the president is struggling to win again in pro-gun swing states such as New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Virginia. Obama has vowed to veto the House's plan to prohibit the government from enforcing the border-state...
  • Media Matters, 'Stand Your Ground' and me

    05/08/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 1958 | John Lott
    Media Matters’ Founder David Brock showed no shame when he was caught illegally using guns for his own personal protection. Indeed, Media Matters’ continues to lash out at others who own guns or support letting individuals use guns for the own protection, even increasing their attacks. In April alone, Media Matters ran 32 articles attacking the NRA alone. Additional pieces have defended the Obama administration’s Fast & Furious program and dealt with other gun related topics. Media Matters also attacked me three times over the last two weeks: I had an op-ed in the New York Daily News and an...
  • You are the Free Republic—Enhancement and Initiative Announcement

    05/08/2012 3:35:15 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 210 replies
    We can’t rely on the media, even the alternative media. Free Republic is announcing a new initiative that gives you a platform. We want to leverage the most powerful minds on the right to make a difference. To do this, we want to bring a new level of activism, the citizen investigator. In the spirit of 1750’s The Pennsylvania Gazette published by Ben Franklin and of Andrew Breitbart. For the longest time, our primary focus has been on looking at what the media presents and investigating it or discussing it. We have been missing something, YOU! Jim has created a...
  • Gov. Walker declared winner in GOP primary

    05/08/2012 6:38:47 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 77 replies
    FOX11 ^ | 5/8/2012 | SCOTT BAUER Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker has easily defeated token opposition in a GOP primary in a recall election that has become a nationally watched battle over union rights. Preliminary results from Tuesday's primary show Walker beat protester Arthur Kohl-Riggs with 96 percent of the vote.
  • House to vote on Trayvon amendment

    05/08/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT · by rarestia · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 May 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida. The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill. Emphasis added
  • Carville: Wake Up Democrats; You Could Lose (Barf Alert)

    05/09/2012 5:31:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/ ^ | May 9, 2012 | James Carville
    (CNN) -- A long time ago a great three-time governor of Louisiana, Earl Long, said about Jimmie Davis, the two-time not very good governor of Louisiana, "You couldn't wake up Jimmie Davis with an earthquake." As I go around the country and see various Democrats and talk to them on the phone, honestly I'm beginning to think that we have become the party of Jimmie Davis.
  • Exclusive: Florida Investigating Potential Non-Citizen Voters

    05/09/2012 3:48:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 5/8/12
    In a new crackdown, Florida officials are investigating the citizenship of thousands of registered voters. CBS4 News has learned 2,000 of those potential non-citizen voters are registered in Miami-Dade County. At least one person on the list has had the opportunity to vote for the past 40 years. “These are the people that we have to notify by mail that we have a reason to believe that they’re a non-citizen,” said Christina White, Deputy Supervisor of Elections.
  • Against Obama, even a jailbird gets some votes

    05/09/2012 2:59:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Google/AP ^ | 5/9/12 | Lawrence Messina
    Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas got 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary. The inmate, Keith Judd, is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999. Obama received 59 percent of the vote to Judd's 41 percent. For some West Virginia Democrats, simply running against Obama is enough to get Judd votes. "I voted against Obama," said Ronnie Brown, a 43-year-old electrician from Cross Lanes who called...
  • North Carolina Election: Democrat Primary 20% choose "no preference" over Obama

    These are the results, albeit partial, of the North Carolina Democrat Presidential Primary.Obama is winning 80.24% of the vote. On the other hand, nearly 20% of the Democrats have NO PREFERENCE.
  • Henninger:Memo to the Youth Vote.

    05/08/2012 3:41:17 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-8-12 | daniel henninger
    Why would anyone under the age of 25 vote for Barack Obama in November? Mr. Obama resumed his College Tour 2012 last week, visiting campuses in Iowa, North Carolina and Colorado for the purpose of replicating his 66% youth-vote total from 2008. In 2008, he reeled them in with promises of hope and change. In 2012 he's offering cash, promising to protect 3.4% interest on their college loans. We're about to find out if it's true that when you're young, hope springs eternal. Put differently, the past three years have been a Peter Pan presidency for Peter Pan voters. If...
  • Obama bailed out of North Carolina visit as traditional-marriage amendment goes to voters

    05/08/2012 11:55:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Is the new sensitivity on the gay-marriage issue at Team Obama really all that new? Last week, the White House scheduled a visit to North Carolina today to talk about the economy, which would have been interesting enough in a state with a jobless rate above the national average. With traditional-marriage Amendment One appearing to be headed for victory, the White House changed direction two hours later and said the President was unavailable to speak in the Tarheel State, a fact reported today in North Carolina: President Barack Obama was scheduled, albeit briefly, to visit North Carolina on Election Day...
  • Why the Job Market Will Continue Shrinking

    05/08/2012 12:16:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/08/2012 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Via Charles Hugh-Smith of Of Two Minds blog,The paradox of an advanced post-industrial economy is that the number of jobs needed declines even as the cost of living rises.The fundamental dynamic of America's job market is simple: we need relatively few workers to provide the absolute essentials of life even as the cost-basis of the economy inexorably rises. In other words, there are fewer jobs even as the costs of maintaining a "middle class" life rise.Let's start by observing how all the financial data in the world does not necessarily describe the primary dynamics of an economy. There are...
  • Democrat representative breaks ranks, criticizes Eric Holder

    05/08/2012 12:37:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | John Hayward
    Sometimes elections get results, even before they happen. Matthew Boyle at the Daily Caller reports what could be a significant development in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration’s deadly “gun walking” program. A House Democrat has broken ranks with his party - which is absurdly trying to claim that Attorney General Eric Holder has complied with House Oversight subpoenas, even though not a single category of requested documents has been fully provided, and Holder has failed to produce anything to satisfy 13 of the 22 categories. The ranking Democrat on House Oversight, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), comically...
  • RNC official: Romney’s “still deciding what his position on immigration is”

    05/08/2012 10:59:46 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    HotAir ^ | Tuesday May 8, 2012
    The Republican National Committee attempted to walk back a potentially bruising botched response Tuesday after an official said Mitt Romney is still making up his mind on immigration. “As a candidate, to my understanding, he’s still deciding what his position on immigration is,” said Bettina Inclan, the RNC’s director of Hispanic outreach… Within minutes, as Inclan’s comments started spreading on Twitter, RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski stepped in and said Inclan’s comments had been misconstrued. “We never said the governor is still deciding on immigration,” said Kukowski. “I want to make sure we are exponentially clear.”
  • Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans

    05/08/2012 7:11:49 AM PDT · by No One Special · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve McCann
    The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860. This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why...
  • 2 dead, at least 24 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/07/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 6 May 2012 | Sun Times Media Wire
    Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy...
  • Heritage Employment Report: Jobs Do Not Bloom in April

    05/08/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 6 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 4, 2012 | By Rea Hederman, Jr. and James Sherk
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 115,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate declined to 8.1 percent from 8.2 percent. However, further declines in the percentage of Americans in the labor force explain this slightly lower unemployment rate. Indeed, the labor force participation rate dipped to a 30-year low as many unemployed workers simply left the labor force. The April report is further evidence that the job market has cooled from its more rapid growth in the first quarter. This slowdown will likely spur calls for more stimulus spending. However, government spending comes at the...
  • George Zimmerman to Be Arraigned Tuesday [Obama/Sharpton Lynch Mob Happy?]

    05/08/2012 8:52:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/8/12 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    George Zimmerman is scheduled to be formally arraigned in Sanford Tuesday afternoon on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, who remains free after posting $150,000 bond,won't attend the Tuesday hearing, according to his attorney, Mark O'Mara. O'Mara filed a written plea of not guilty and waived Zimmerman's appearance at the arraignment. Zimmerman, 28, has said he was acting in self-defense in the Feb. 26 shooting of Martin, 17, in a Sanford gated community.
  • John Kerry acting as key Obama surrogate, fuelling secretary of state buzz

    05/08/2012 7:40:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 30/04/2012 | Lee-Anne Goodman,
    John Kerry acting as key Obama surrogate, fuelling secretary of state buzz By: Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press 30/04/2012 WASHINGTON - John Kerry, the Democratic senator whose patrician ways helped seal his defeat to George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election, is emerging one of Barack Obama's top lieutenants in the U.S. president's battle for re-election. Kerry's foreign policy gravitas makes him a natural to tout Obama's achievements on everything from ordering the successful hit on 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden a year ago to working to topple Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. The long-serving Massachusetts lawmaker has been the chairman...
  • To the Class of 2012. Attention graduates: Tone down your egos, shape up your minds.

    05/08/2012 6:18:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/08/2012 | Brett Stephens
    Dear Class of 2012: Allow me to be the first one not to congratulate you. Through exertions that—let's be honest—were probably less than heroic, most of you have spent the last few years getting inflated grades in useless subjects in order to obtain a debased degree. Now you're entering a lousy economy, courtesy of the very president whom you, as freshmen, voted for with such enthusiasm. Please spare us the self-pity about how tough it is to look for a job while living with your parents. They're the ones who spent a fortune on your education only to get you...
  • Wasserman Schultz helps Obama reach LGBT voters

    05/08/2012 6:18:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 5/7/12 | William Gibson
    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- who is helping President Obama reach out to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community -- will keynote a White House LGBT Conference on Aging in Miami on Monday. The Weston Democrat and several administration officials will give participants “important updates” on their efforts to help LGBT Americans. Wasserman Schultz, a long-time advocate of gay rights, was on hand last month when Obama dropped by a LGBT fundraiser in Hollywood. The president didn’t address the gathering but greeted participants and posed for pictures.
  • ‘Julia’ ad fascinating for its sheer ideological purity

    05/08/2012 5:55:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner's The Political Surf ^ | May 7, 2012 | Doug Gibson, Opinion Editor
    President Obama’s new web campaign ad, “The Life of Julia,” (watch) is perhaps the most blatantly statist political advertisement yet from one of the two major parties. Pitched, I suspect to single women, primarily those college-aged and worried about the responsibilities of adulthood, it posits that government programs are essential to every stage of a woman’s life. It’s fascinating for its sheer ideological purity. From Head Start as a toddler to Social Security and community gardens volunteering late in life, big government is the most intimate partner of Julia’s life. Once Julia’s taken advantage of ObamaCare to stay on her...
  • Obama Campaign Seeks Middle Ground on Gay Marriage [Big Lie Alert!]

    05/08/2012 5:28:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT ^ | 5/7/12 | Rebekah Metzler
    Thanks to a pair of top Obama administration officials recently pronouncing their support for it, the issue of gay marriage has rocketed into political headlines six months before Election Day. Same-sex marriage advocates also say the issue could have implications during the presidential election, thanks in part to the number of states scheduled to hold referenda on related issues. "We here at the [Human Rights Campaign] are saying that 2012 will be the year of marriage," says Fred Sainz, vice president of communications and marketing for the group, which bills itself as the largest civil rights organization promoting equality for...
  • JFK awards for ousted Iowa justices, US diplomat [Homosexuality Praised]

    05/08/2012 2:32:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 5/7/12 | RODRIQUE NGOWI
    President John F. Kennedy's only surviving child celebrated what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa judges who were ousted after the court unanimously decided to legalize same-sex marriages... "For judges to be targeted for an individual decision is really something that threatens the liberty of all Americans and that's what happened in this case. So the award is intended to both to honor their decision and also make people more aware of the dangers and the threat to an independent judiciary, which is something all Americans should value." Kennedy told The Associated Press.
  • Santorum endorses former rival Romney as GOP presidential candidate

    05/07/2012 9:29:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON –  Former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum urged his supporters to back fellow Republican Mitt Romney's campaign Monday in a late-night email that ignored that Santorum once calling Romney the "worst Republican in the country" during their bitter contest. He added: "Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Gov. Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime."
  • Obama’s $25 million ad buy just the beginning, strategists say

    05/07/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 7, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    The Obama campaign began the week by announcing a whopping $25 million ad buy in nine battleground states — and their top strategists told reporters that it is only the beginning. “We’re not letting our foot off the pedal,” said campaign manager Jim Messina in a conference call with reporters Monday morning. “We have a very simple choice between going forward and going back.” Messina, along with senior strategist David Axelrod, told reporters that the ad, called “Go,” is part of a larger campaign effort to convey all that President Obama has done since taking office in the midst of...
  • Young Voters Are Abandoning Obama-But Not Running to Romney (Explains empty seats at Ohio State)

    05/06/2012 10:31:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Mark McKinnon
    It's no surprise President Barack Obama officially kicked off his re-election campaign on two college campuses on Saturday. You're supposed to apply pressure at the site of bleeding. And the president's support among young voters is bleeding away. Though their elders vote at higher rates, the Millennial generation, aged 18 to 29, represented almost one in six votes in the 2008 presidential election. And they voted for Obama over Senator John McCain by a two-to-one margin. While others in the media are focused on the upward trend in the president's approval ratings over the last four months in this age...
  • North Carolina’s Ban on Gay Marriage Appears Likely to Pass [Obama Loses]

    05/07/2012 8:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/7/12 | Nate Silver
    On Tuesday, North Carolina will vote on a state constitutional amendment that declares, “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized,” thereby banning recognition of same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships of any kind... The most recent poll was conducted by Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank whose poll results have generally shown little partisan bias in the past. That survey polled Democratic and Republican primary voters separately, but projected that the measure would win by 16 percentage points when it combined the results. An April poll by...
  • James Madison explains the uniqueness of the American Revolution

    05/06/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    In "Charters", James Madison wrote the following: In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example and France has followed it, of charters of power granted by liberty. This is what makes modern revolutionaries so backward. They are stuck on stupid in old-think - that is, that power grants liberty. If only government could get bigger, we could grant the rights to _________________ for whatever special interest group they have in mind at the moment. Like the "right" to healthcare. In the comment "America has set the example", he makes it clear that it's...
  • Obama Orders IRS to refund 'Illegal Aliens' $4.2 billion, While Asking the Rich....

    05/07/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    (Loophole.)(4 Billion a year)(video)(Illegal Aliens Getting Bigger Tax Refund Checks?)
  • Arizona Bans Funding for Planned Parenthood, Organizations That Perform Abortions

    05/05/2012 4:17:06 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    /abcnews.go.com ^ | May 5,2012 | Abc news
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that will cut off public funding for organizations that perform "nonfederally qualified abortions," striking a blow to Planned Parenthood in the state. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that will cut off public funding for organizations that perform "nonfederally qualified abortions," striking a blow to Planned Parenthood in the state.
  • Abbott and Costello Do Unemployment

    05/05/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Unsourced E-mail | May 5, 2012 | Unsourced E-mail
    Abbott and Costello Do Unemployment (Someone e-mailed this cleverly written riff to me just after the April 2012 Obama unemployment figures were released. If they were alive, I am sure that Abbott and Costello would do a gag just like this.) COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America . ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible times. It’s 9%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: You just said 9%. ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed. COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed. ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%…...
  • Number of Americans working or looking for jobs falls to 30-year-low

    05/05/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT · by safetysign · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 05/04/2012 | Toby Harnden
    The percentage of Americans working or looking for work has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years, according to gloomy economic figures that are a major blow to President Barack Obama’s hopes of re-election. This stark ‘participation’ figure of the proportion of Americans in work will underline the sense of continued crisis at a time when the views of voters on the economy are crystallising.
  • Traffic Stop Highlights Arizona Law [Obama's Immigration Detains Woman for 3 days]

    05/05/2012 10:24:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/5/12 | Miriam Jordan
    A week after Supreme Court arguments over Arizona's illegal-immigration law, the arrest, detention and subsequent release of an undocumented woman following a traffic stop added a real-world example to the courtroom debate about how the statute could play out. Araceli Mercado Sanchez, who is married to an American soldier and is in the process of legalizing her U.S. residency, was pulled over Tuesday for making an illegal turn, and sent to immigration authorities when she couldn't produce a driver's license or Social Security card requested by a sheriff's deputy. Federal authorities released her late Thursday after she had spent two...
  • Obama escalates election fight in Ohio, Virginia [Shocking News: He uses Class Warfare!]

    05/05/2012 5:47:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 5/5/12 | Julie Pace
    In campaign mode for months, President Barack Obama is making his quest for a second term official with rallies in Ohio and Virginia while casting Republican rival Mitt Romney as a flip-flopping protector of the rich.
  • Occupy the Southern Poverty Law Center

    05/04/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/4/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In light of the May Day arrests of the Cuyahoga 5, the Occupy Wall Street–affiliated group of men who planned to blow up a bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, I called the Southern Poverty Law Center to find out of they had any plans to start tracking the Occupy movement. The first person I spoke to was so shocked by the question that she paused for a good 15 seconds before promising to put me in touch with a representative. This she eventually did, however, and after a game of cat-and-mouse — the person she’d found for me was busy “hosting...
  • Life in Obamaville: "My Employer is Going Out of Business"

    05/04/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 4, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Michelle in Union City, Tennessee. Thanks for calling. You're on Open Line Friday. Hi. CALLER: Hi. Well, since Obama has taken office, I've had to take a pay cut in order to keep my job, and my employer -- who is a small business owner -- has already told us that they are going to have to dissolve the business. So I'm going to be unemployed, the unemployment rate is gonna go higher, and another small business is gone. RUSH: And, do you know what else I saw today that kind of buttresses what's happening to you?...
  • Romney makes hay of the Chen case, distracts voters from Obama's abyssmal jobs record. /s

    05/04/2012 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    5/4/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    While I am waxing sarcastic I will explain why. Romney and/or his surrogates have repeatedly let us know either implicitly or explicitly that when Obama makes hay of an issue (like killing Bin Laden or campaigning on college campuses on the issue of college loan interest rates, etc, etc) they will call him out for distracting voters from his abyssmal jobs record. This allows Romney to operate in and on a range of issues, while isolating Obama to one issue. Romney's political mindset is easy to follow as it flows from his business mindset: Romney sits and the end the...