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  • TAMING OF THE CONSERVATIVE SHREW: New book exposes the sellout Ann Coulter

    02/02/2012 5:05:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 27 replies · 1+ views ^ | 02/02/2012 |
    Principled conservatives are wondering how the candidate who signed into law taxpayer-funded abortions for just $50, promoted gay youth pride days as governor, and created the blueprint for Obamacare is winning the Republican presidential primary race? Conservative best-selling author Gregg Jackson, and nationally-syndicated radio host Steve Deace, have the answer in their new book We Won't Get Fooled Again: Where the Christian Right Went Wrong and How to Make America Right Again. In their new book, Jackson and Deace nail celebrity faux conservatives like Ann Coulter as the ones really to blame for the rise of Mitt Romney by using...
  • Obama Got Served

    02/01/2012 7:17:02 PM PST · by Sallyven · 692 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2012 | Cindy Simpson
    [snip]...Jablonski remained true to his word -- neither he nor Obama showed up for the January 26 hearing. I noted last week that Obama was not scheduled to be anywhere near Atlanta on the date of the hearing, although I had wondered if still, perhaps, Georgia might be on his mind. According to reports in the blogosphere, the president's schedule on the morning of the 26th was open, and according to an unnamed source, Obama watched the live feed of the hearings. Perhaps Obama, as well as the several mainstream media news outlets I spotted at the hearing, were merely...
  • Gingrich: 'I Pledge to You My Life, My Fortune, My Sacred Honor'

    02/01/2012 8:36:09 AM PST · by newgeezer · 132 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 01 Feb 2012 09:59 AM | Henry J. Reske
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich invoked the spirit of the Founding Fathers by paraphrasing the Declaration of Independence in his speech to supporters following his second-place finish in the Florida Republican presidential primary. Gingrich, a trained historian and author, began his 15-minute speech by noting President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the first national military cemetery when he spoke of “government of the people, by the people, for the people." “And we’re going to have people power to defeat money power in the next six months,” he said in a reference to Florida victor Mitt Romney,...
  • Republicans Have Only Themselves To Blame [Hey, lookee! I'm a retread zotee!!]

    02/01/2012 6:47:11 AM PST · by energized · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2012 | Richard Cohen
    On Saturday night, at precisely 9:19 and 30 seconds, my iPhone, my iPad, my computer and, for all I know, my toaster were informed that Herman Cain had endorsed Newt Gingrich. The ping-ping of the devices suggested that something momentous had happened--alerts from both The Post and the New York Times--but in fact it was just additional evidence that the Republican Party has become a circus: One clown endorsed another. It’s hard to know who is the more ridiculous figure — the grandiloquent, bombastic and compulsively dishonest Gingrich, or the beguilingly ignorant Cain, a man who has never held elective...
  • How Obama’s Eligibility Fiasco Poses Trouble For Dems

    01/31/2012 8:26:40 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Western Journalism Center ^ | January 31, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If Georgia’s Secretary of State says Obama is off the ballot, it will set in motion a scary domino effect that will devastate down ballot Democrats.It’s doubtful that the media will explain what is likely to happen if there is a blank space at the top of the Democrat slate in Georgia next November, but here’s a likely scenario.The results the latest IBD/TIPP survey hold nothing but bad news for Obama and his Democrats. Almost 2 /3 of the respondents agreed that we are preparing for the most important election since 1860. Even in the absence of hard evidence, can...
  • Tea Party Leader To GOP Establishment: We Aren’t Going Anywhere, Deal With It

    01/30/2012 10:26:28 PM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    VVICTORY SESSIONS AUDIO- Tea Party Leader To GOP Establishment: We Aren’t Going Anywhere, Deal With It
  • Romney’s Bain Capital Owns Media Giant Broadcasting Limbaugh, Hannity

    01/30/2012 1:15:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 64 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | 1-13-12 | Alex Newman
    Activists are expressing serious concerns that Mitt Romney’s private equity firm Bain Capital owns one of America’s largest media conglomerates, Clear Channel Communications, Inc., which broadcasts numerous popular talk-show hosts with incalculable influence in the 2012 GOP primary. Among the radio personalities syndicated by Clear Channel or aired on hundreds of stations it owns nationwide are Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, and many others. Because of the San Antonio-based media giant’s enormous influence — it is the largest owner of radio stations in the United States, and experts point out that it essentially owns what...
  • Romney Explains Why He Can't Beat Obama

    01/30/2012 6:08:58 AM PST · by xzins · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 30 Jan 12 | David Catron
    The most telling moment of the debate was (Romney's) response to Rick Santorum's eloquent explanation of Obamacare's importance to the GOP's strategy ...and why giving Romney the nomination would be ...surrendering the high ground on health reform: "Folks, we can't give this issue away in this election. It is about fundamental freedom." ...Romney then uttered the most revealing words of the debate: "First of all, it's not worth getting angry about." Obama's recent State of the Union address contained only three references to his "signature domestic achievement." This is, as Michael Barone puts it, "the strongest evidence possible" that the...
  • George Soros: There isn't a bit of Difference Between Romney and Obama (Video)

    01/30/2012 12:15:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies · 5+ views
    Click for Video Go, Newt!! Defeat this statist/socialist SOB!!
  • Only One Choice: The Constitutional Conservative Candidate in 2012 [NEWT]

    01/30/2012 10:17:31 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    RightWingNews ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | Written By : Selena Owens
    What an action-packed three years it has been since the last presidential election! With the advent of the Tea Party movement in 2009, the ever-encroaching realm of big government collided with the constitutional principles espoused by patriotic Americans in an unprecedented fashion, and We The People found our voice. We assembled from coast-to-coast in peaceful, heartfelt protests against the major themes of the Obama administration, namely, government intrusion in many private areas of our lives, wasteful, unrestrained spending, and anti-capitalism. In just under one year from now, voters will cast their ballots in what is believed to be the most...
  • Turning "The World upside down" once again with a Gingrich victory

    01/30/2012 11:22:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/30/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The British and their colonial quislings once mocked American patriots with their song, “The world turned upside down.” In the First American Revolutionary War we stuffed their smug arrogance down their throats and turned THEIR world upside down by defeating them at Yorktown. Now as the patriots of today we have to fight a Second American Revolution and turn Barack Obama and his quisling Republicans’ world “upside down” by electing Newt Gingrich. In the first Revolution only a third of us were willing to fight for our freedoms. Our enemies were the British and about a third of our fellow...
  • Romney Advisor: Putting the boot on the neck of Gingrich. Aiming to destroy Gingrich in FL for good.

    01/29/2012 12:30:25 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 153 replies · 1+ views
    After Gingrich Newt scored a surprise blow-out victory in South Carolina last week, the former Massachusetts governor not only unleashed a political broadside of epic proportions. "It not about winning here anymore," one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. "It's about destroying Gingrich — and it's working." After two standout debate performances that put him up 9 points in recent polls, Romney is keeping the pressure on Gingrich, looking to score a blow-out victory of his own here. To that end, Romney has rolled out a team of surrogates in the Sunshine State to take the fight to Gingrich in person: from...
  • As GOP presidential contenders dogfight, how's Obama doing? [BARF ALERT]

    01/29/2012 5:12:51 PM PST · by thecodont · 6 replies
    Christian Science Monitor / ^ | January 28, 2012 | By Brad Knickerbocker, Staff writer
    It’s way too early in the presidential campaign to make predictions about the 2012 outcome. But at this point, President Obama might confidently say, “I’ve got ‘em right where I want ‘em.” Front-runners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are battering each other rhetorically as Rick Santorum and Ron Paul circle around, trying to get a jab in here and there. Obama’s approval ratings are inching back upwards as much of the electorate begins to see glimmers of hope in the economy. And if the election were held today, he would beat any one of them, according to the Real Clear...
  • FLORIDA PRIMARY: “2 QUESTIONS, ONE ANSWER,” Says Spokesman of Super PAC supporting Gingrich

    01/28/2012 3:53:37 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 5 replies ^ | 01/28/2012 |
    “When you boil it down to reality – there are only two questions that Florida voters are really concerned about” says C. EDMUND WRIGHT of Winning Our Future, a Super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich and other conservative causes. C. Edmund says, “Question one is: Who has shown a vision for defeating Barack Obama and other liberals? And question two is: Who can shake up Washington once Obama is defeated? Everything else is really just a distraction. “And the answer to both question is, without a doubt, Newt Gingrich,” Wright concluded. “Sometimes a campaign will take on a life of its...
  • Romney's Financial Relationships with Health Care Organizations

    01/28/2012 10:03:02 AM PST · by reegs · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 27, 2012 | Linda H
    Republican Former Massachusetts Governor Willard Mitt Romney and Bain Capital and Numerous Health Care Corporations Today's Wall Street Journal summarized the investments made by Bain Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm lead by Governor Romney, The Wall Street Journal, aiming for a comprehensive assessment, examined 77 businesses Bain invested in while Mr. Romney led the firm from its 1984 start until early 1999, to see how they fared during Bain's involvement and shortly afterward. Among the findings: 22% either filed for bankruptcy reorganization or closed their doors by the end of the eighth year after Bain first invested,...
  • Romneycare, Bain Capital, 2012, and the Lost Opportunity to Assail Obamacare

    01/28/2012 9:18:27 AM PST · by reegs · 6 replies ^ | 01/10/2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Moreover, as a political argument, how will Romney be able to employ our most potent weapon in a way that won’t be perceived as hypocritical? Try to imagine a general election debate over healthcare between Romney and Obama: Romney: “Obamacare is a disaster.” Obama: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. People outside of the exchange will be unaffected by the changes. Further, Mr. Romney, we actually got the ideas of subsidized healthcare exchanges and the individual mandate from you. Weren’t they pretty successful in Massachusetts?”
  • Tea Party Movement Overwhelmingly Supports Newt Gingrich, Rejects Romney and Paul

    01/27/2012 10:27:16 PM PST · by Windflier · 33 replies
    Liberty News Network ^ | 28 January 2012 | Eric Odom
    Grassfire Nation (Parent company of performed a survey from January 23-25, 2012. The survey was taken by 29,000 members and hit on a number of questions related to the 2012 GOP primary election. Of the 29,000, 75.7% of respondents said they closely identify with the ideals of the movement, and 17.2% said they are actively a part of the tea party movement. The margin of error is at 0.56% with 95% confidence for the Grassfire Nation audience. First let’s take a look at the national results. We’ll follow up with some points about the numbers. Question #1: If the...
  • NEWT on Greta/Fox NOW

    01/27/2012 7:36:49 PM PST · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 48 replies
    Greta gives Newt time to talk...good interview.
  • Elliott Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt

    01/27/2012 6:36:07 PM PST · by Doc Justice · 20 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/27/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    As Ronald Reagan used to say: Well... Yesterday we took note of former Reagan State Department official Elliott Abrams' piece over at NRO that went after Newt Gingrich on his relationship with Reagan. While voting regularly with Reagan as a young congressman from Georgia, Gingrich, claimed Abrams, "often spewed insulting rhetoric at Reagan, his top aides and his policies to defeat Communism." Abrams then goes on to cite " a famous floor statement Gingrich made on March 21, 1986." Or sort of cites it. In fact, I'm sorry to say, what appears to be going on here is that Elliott...
  • Mitt and Newt in Florida -- This time it **means** something

    01/27/2012 2:18:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 27, 2012 | Neal B. Freeman
    ........It is difficult to convey to NRreaders, much less to NewYorkTimes readers, just how astonished and annoyed the grassroots activists in Florida are. These are not people who hold party posts or are on LarrySabato’sRolodex as potential sources. They are the people who dropped what they were doing in 2010 and dashed off to the aid of their party in its hour of manifest need. They restored order to the public square, imposed clarity on the party message, sent a human wave of self-declared reformers to Tallahassee and Washington, and then said, with a sigh of relief, “There.You guys can...
  • No ruling in ‘birther' challenge

    01/26/2012 10:44:59 AM PST · by Pfesser · 46 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | 12:15 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Bill Rankin
    After hearing evidence with neither President Barack Obama nor his lawyers in attendance, a state administrative law judge on Thursday did not issue a ruling as to whether Obama can be allowed on the state ballot in November. Lawyers for area residents mounting "birther" challenges told Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi that Obama should be found in contempt of court for not appearing when under subpoena to do so. But Malihi did not indicate he would recommend that and cut off one lawyer when he criticized Obama for not attending the hearing. "It shows not just a contempt for this...
  • Soros admits he’s Lenin’s useful idiot; no difference between Romney, Obama

    01/26/2012 2:01:15 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 27 replies
    George Soros Admits He's One Of Lenin’s Useful Idiots: Says No Difference Between Romney And Obama
  • Mitt vs. Mitt - Why I will never vote for Mitt Romney

    01/26/2012 7:07:30 AM PST · by reegs · 88 replies
    This video perfectly encapsulates why I will never vote for the biggest flip-flopper to ever grace a presidential election, the person who chooses the most politically expedient side of an issue, Mitt Romney. This video by the DNC proves they are aware of Romney's greatest weakness: himself. In 4 minutes it completely destroys any credibility Romney might have on any issue.If Romney becomes the nominee, this video will be used to demoralize the conservative base, suppressing turnout in November and leading to another 4 years of Obama. We cannot let this happen!
  • Would Mitt Romney be the first Mexican American president?

    01/25/2012 6:56:24 PM PST · by thecodont · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | January 25, 2012, 4:31 p.m. | By Paul West
    Reporting from Miami— Mitt Romney allowed Wednesday that he wouldn’t mind if voters regarded him as the Mexican American candidate in the 2012 presidential election. The Republican made the tongue-in-cheek remark during an exchange with a TV interviewer for Univision, a network aimed at Spanish speakers, who raised the question because of the Mexican heritage of Romney’s father. George Romney -- auto company president, Michigan governor and 1968 Republican presidential aspirant -- was, in fact, born in Mexico, where his parents lived in a Mormon community. Jorge Ramos, a Univision TV anchor, asked if that could allow his son to...
  • Is it good or bad that Newt Gingrich makes establishment Republicans nervous?

    01/25/2012 2:18:13 PM PST · by mmanager · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/25/12 | Jack Cafferty
    Newt Gingrich is sending chills down the spines of establishment Republicans, and it's positively entertaining to watch. These Republicans say things like it would be "a disaster" if he's the nominee, "There's a reason most people who know him best aren't supporting him" and "Newt means losing 45 states." They say they're worried Gingrich would bring back the erratic, chaotic and crazy leadership from his time as House Speaker. What's more, many worry that Gingrich at the top of the ticket would drag down Republican candidates for the House and Senate. In a nutshell, they don't think Gingrich could ever...
  • Newt is earning my support

    01/25/2012 11:53:05 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/25/2012 | Ron Reale
    I’m going to say something that makes me question my own ethical and moral foundation. Eighty four ethics complaints were lodged against Newt Gingrich. 83 were dismissed, and the 84th, for which he paid a fine and admitted doing, the IRS later, (3 years later), ruled he wasn’t guilty of . And, if he had been guilty of some personal ethical lapse, or had defied some red tape to get a good-for-America agenda passed, I don’t care. There, I Said It! Did Newt Gingrich lead a conservative attack, help take Congress away from the Dems for the first time in...
  • Can underdog Barack Obama catch Newt Gingrich?

    01/25/2012 8:47:10 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/25/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    “I’m absolutely confident we’re going to win this thing,” Barack Hussein Obama whistled past the graveyard and told a gathering of 50 people at Spike Lee’s house the other night. Apparently Barack hasn’t read the polls in quite a while, but then again neither have the likes of Karl Rove Ann Coulter or George Will. Just a month ago in a Christmas week release designed to make certain it was lost, Gallup unveiled an ugly picture for Barack Obama and the Republican establishment. Gallup says there is not only a high level of enthusiasm for throwing Obama out (64% of...
  • Black conservatives gather to talk about gaining strength

    01/24/2012 12:26:28 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 1-24-12 | Erika BolstadWASHINGTON — It's a lonely world out there, black conservatives said Monday, especially
    WASHINGTON — It's a lonely world out there, black conservatives said Monday, especially as they try to recruit more African-American voters to their ranks. Many black voters will quietly tell conservative African-American politicians that they support their social agenda, said Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., one of just two black Republicans in Congress and the organizer of Monday's panel discussion on black conservatism. But they don't end up voting with the Republican Party, said West, who invited about a dozen black conservatives to speak on his panel. Here's how J.C. Watts, a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, put it for West:...
  • 1999 CNN Report on Newt Gingrich’s Exoneration by the IRS Over Ethics Charges

    CNN reported back in 1999 that Newt’s college course that the Democrats tried to make hay out of in saying it was a major ethics violation was vindicated and proved legitimate by the IRS:
  • South Carolina Message (Thomas Sowell)

    01/23/2012 1:00:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 24, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Just days before the South Carolina primary, polls showed Mitt Romney leading Newt Gingrich. Then came the debates and the question about Gingrich's private life, which brought a devastating response from the former Speaker of the House — and a standing ovation from the audience. Apparently the television audience felt the same way, judging by the huge turnaround in the support for Gingrich. The stunning victory in South Carolina brought Newt's candidacy back to life. But the message from South Carolina was about more than a reaction to how Gingrich dealt with a cheap shot question from the media....
  • Jedda, saudia arabia -OIC concerned about the rise of "islamophobia" in western politics

    01/22/2012 10:51:05 AM PST · by bayouranger · 17 replies ^ | 1-20-12 | ARAB NEWS (filthy koranimal)
    JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday expressed alarm over the anti-Islam rhetoric coming out as the US presidential elections race heats up as well as over the recent results of parliamentary elections in some European countries. “The rise in Islamophobia in Western politics is a great concern for the OIC,” said Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the OIC. The radical right-wing parties have won significant political weight in the parliaments in Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden and France as well as the European Parliament; in addition, such groups as the English Defense League in Britain and...
  • Gingrich scores with voters by socking 'Big Media'

    01/22/2012 2:03:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 22, 2012 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Resentment lurks near the surface of the conservative political consciousness. Many voters believe (not always without cause) that elite, hipster liberals in academia and the coastal Big Media are sneering at them, their lives, and their beliefs. They see themselves presented as unsophisticated, bigoted, and quite possibly stupid. So Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was tapping into a powerful psychological current when he attacked the news media Thursday at the start of a CNN debate, responding to an ABC News interview with his ex-wife Marianne, in which she said he had demanded an "open marriage" so he...
  • Gingrich won women’s vote in SC primary, exit polls show

    01/22/2012 2:12:05 AM PST · by Mozilla · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 22, 2012 | Caroline May
    The bombshell accusation from former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s second wife that he had requested an “open marriage” did not cost him the female vote in South Carolina, polls show. According to exit polling conducted by Edison Research, Gingrich won a plurality of the female vote with 36 percent of South Carolina’s voting Republican women checking his box Saturday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won 30 percent, Texas Rep. Ron Paul won 13 percent, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum garnered 19 percent and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (who dropped out of the race this week) was still the choice of 1...
  • Money for Santorum

    01/21/2012 10:53:47 PM PST · by gogogodzilla · 139 replies
    RedState ^ | 22 January 2012 | Erick Erickson
    I can confirm tonight from multiple sources that phone calls are in fact occurring between Republicans in Washington and among evangelical leaders to raise money for Rick Santorum rapidly. The sources tell me that this is not for a Santorum win, though the evangelicals I spoke to continue to hope it is possible. This is to stop Newt Gingrich. One evangelical leader I spoke to said, “If Newt wins, we won’t be able to make family values an issue in the general.” One lobbyist I spoke to said, “They [the GOP leaders in DC] are really nervous about Gingrich and...
  • Mitt Romney won't commit to Florida GOP debate in Tampa

    01/21/2012 3:41:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 21, 2012 | Aaron Sharockman
    TAMPA — Mitt Romney on Friday wouldn't commit to Florida's first 2012 presidential primary debate, further upending a campaign that has swung from perfunctory to unsettled in a span of 48 hours. Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said the campaign had "no announcements" on the Monday night debate, which is being hosted by the Tampa Bay Times, NBC News, National Journal and the Florida Council of 100. Romney probably will decide whether to participate and under what terms after today's primary in South Carolina. Polls there show he now trails Newt Gingrich. Gingrich pounced on the indecisiveness while campaigning in Orangeburg,...
  • My Endorsement for President

    01/20/2012 9:32:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | Janary 21, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Our republic as our Founding Fathers created it is under assault from extremists outside our country and anti-constitutionalists inside our country. Combine that with the flailing American economy and global markets and you see that Western civilization is on the brink, as experts and all the GOP presidential candidates agree. President Barack Obama has tried and failed miserably to fix our economy, deepening us and our posterity into more than $6 trillion of additional national debt -- something he criticized former President George W. Bush for as "unpatriotic" and "irresponsible." Yet the unemployment rate remains at a higher level than...
  • Ron Paul has Brothel “Pimpin for Paul” (Pimping for Ron Paul: Two for one Special)

    01/20/2012 6:49:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | January 4, 2012 | The Inquisitr
    Ron Paul has Brothel “Pimpin for Paul” Ron Paul, known for his Libertarian views, has picked up a new endorsement. The Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a Nevada brothel has begun a campaign they are calling “Pimpin for Paul” The owner of the Brothel, Dennis Hof said in a statement “We decided to go with the guy that’s more about state’s rights — and that’s Ron Paul,” Hof did a survey of 500 prostitutes to see which candidate they wanted to support, and the results were close between Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich. “We thought real closely about supporting Newt Gingrich —...
  • New Obama 2012 Campaign Flyer: "I was born in Hawaii to a Single Mother..."

    01/20/2012 4:15:12 PM PST · by usar91B · 257 replies · 4+ views
    Facebook ^ | 01-20-2012 | USAR91B
    New Obama 2012 Campaign Flyer: "I was born in Hawaii to a Single Mother..."This flyer is currently being shared / "re-shared" on Facebook. I am curious as to where it originated and thought it might interest my fellow freepers. I have only posted once or twice.. long ago, so 'bare' with me. ;) The text reads: "I was born in Hawaii to a single mother. I was raised in Kansas by my two loving grandparents. I went to Harvard Law School and became a community organizer in Chicago. My story is one told a million times over in this country;...
  • Why use ‘despicable,’ clueless left-wing media to moderate GOP debates?

    01/20/2012 9:10:47 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, January 20, 2012 | Charles Hurt
    There is growing consternation in Republican circles and among conservatives over why Republicans keep allowing the various Communist, leftist and otherwise anti-American TV networks to host GOP debates. The utter cluelessness of the questions these people think actual American voters care about is mystifying. Indeed, the entire phoenix rising candidacy of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich can be attributed to America’s abject hatred of the left-wing media. He was destitute and written off by the press when he tapped into one of the most visceral political reactions coursing through the veins of regular Americans. Last night, we saw once again...
  • I'm officially endorsing Newt Gingrich for President today.

    01/19/2012 12:41:04 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 744 replies
    Jan 19, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>I'm officialy endorsing Newt Gingrich for president today. Was going to wait until after Florida, but see no reason to delay. We need Newt to win in South Carolina and Florida to stop any possible momentum building up for the establishment big government, statist, abortionist RINO!!</p>
  • Bias in new vote-counting system? Obama donor’s company funds controversial election firm

    01/20/2012 6:50:17 AM PST · by tutstar · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Klein Online ^ | January 18, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    A top director at a venture capital firm that finances a controversial new online voting system donated to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and also contributed the maximum allowable to Obama’s inauguration, KleinOnline has learned. The internationally-headquartered company, SCYTL, has previously faced questions about the security of its electronic voting technologies, which are now set to be deployed in 900 U.S. jurisdictions. The firm already provides balloting for overseas U.S. military and civilian voting in nine states plus elections technologies in several districts. Concerns have also been raised about SCYTL’s ties to the Spanish government and to international venture capital firms....
  • Obama's First Ad of the Campaign Proves He's in Deep Trouble

    01/20/2012 4:09:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 19, 2012
    The president starts things off on the defensive, as a new poll shows his standing is worse than conventional wisdom holds. Here in South Carolina, all the attention is on the looming primary and on Romney's tax returns. But the most revelatory development over the last 24 hours is that President Obama's re-election campaign is up with its first ad, which strikes a surprisingly defensive tone - especially for a sitting president. The Obama team apparently thought Obama could be vulnerable on ethics -- usually perceived as a relative strong suit for him -- and is defending his record on...
  • The Six Dirty Secrets of Presidential Politics in 2012 By John Ziegler

    01/18/2012 9:21:38 AM PST · by reformjoy · 12 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2012 | John Ziegler
    The Six Dirty Secrets of Presidential Politics in 2012... (excerpted) The Conservative Media Has an Incentive for Obama to Win The "dirtiest" little secret on my list is one that, because it is so obvious, I am astonished has not been mentioned in any significant way..... ... The Obama presidency has been a financial windfall for all of them. Fox's ratings have never been higher, Drudge's traffic has never been better (which is rather "ironic," given how blatantly he protected Obama during the 2008 primaries), talk radio has been at least temporarily saved, and dozens of "Tea Party" groups have...
  • Jackpot: The murmur is ‘register to vote’ and ‘protect SCOTUS’

    01/18/2012 7:08:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Dave Workman
    LAS VEGAS — To chat with many of the firearms retailers and other firearms industry folks at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show here, one might get the impression that it is not only the biggest firearms trade show in the country, it is also something of a grassroots political gathering. This column discussed the election overtones earlier. The talk today began with casual chat involving one of the many knife people here, and it quickly turned to the political picture. This column was urged, nay, implored, to stress the necessity for firearms people to be sure...
  • John McCain's 2008 Romney Opposition File (200 pages)

    01/18/2012 7:33:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Scrib Document ^ | 2008 | John McCain Campaign

    01/17/2012 10:09:34 AM PST · by STARWISE · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Black Box Voting ^ | 1-12-12 | Bev Harris
    In a major step towards global centralization of election processes, the world's dominant Internet voting company has purchased the USA's dominant election results reporting company. When you view your local or state election results on the Internet, on portals which often appear to be owned by the county elections division, in over 525 US jurisdictions you are actually redirected to a private corporate site controlled by SOE software, which operates under the name The good news is that this firm promptly reports precinct-level detail in downloadable spreadsheet format. As reported by in 2008, the bad news is that...
  • GOP presidential candidates seek Hispanic votes

    01/16/2012 6:03:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | January 16, 2012 | WILLIAM E. GIBSON
    ..."Romney cree en nosotros," U.S. Rep.Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., tells viewers of a TV ad in South Florida, amid scenes of swaying palm trees, the Miami skyline and smiling Cuban-Americans. "Romney believes in us." ...Despite his hard line on immigration, Romney has rounded up endorsements from Hispanic Republican leaders across Florida, while pollsters and political analysts predict he will draw solid support from Hispanic voters in the primary..... "...I've already gotten three fliers from Romney - in Spanish," said DarioMoreno, a Miamipollster and professor at Florida International University who focuses on Hispanic voters. "CentralFlorida and the TampaBay area are where Newt...
  • Bellweather Ohio Is a Solid Toss-Up

    01/15/2012 8:56:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | January 15, 2012 | Salena Zito
    President Barack Obama stood in the gymnasium of upscale Shaker Heights High School in suburban Cleveland on Jan. 4, in front of high school students and supporters. “Hello, Ohio!” he declared. “Ah, it is good to be back in Ohio … good to be back in Shaker Heights, home of the Red Raiders.” “Mr. President, I love you!” an audience member shouted. “I love you back,” he said, to the delight of the crowd. “And I'm glad to be back. I'm glad to be here.” Obama has traveled to Ohio 17 times since becoming president. His vice-president, Joe Biden, has...
  • Poll: Republicans in Congress at risk (The establishment is destroying the party)

    01/15/2012 5:12:43 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 102 replies · 6+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 13th
    Democrats have taken the lead in a generic congressional ballot for the first time since being washed out of office by Republicans in the 2010 election, according to a Democracy Corps survey released Friday. ... Fifty-three percent said they were increasingly displeased with Republicans in Congress, and the same amount said they were turned off by the increasingly contentious GOP presidential primary.
  • Communist Party: This is an FDR/MLK moment ("Big progressive change is closer then we think")

    01/14/2012 6:22:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Communist Party-USA ^ | December 21 2011 | Jarvis Tyner, Exec. Vice Chair, Communist Party
    The following is edited from remarks given at the Nov. 11, 2011 meeting of the Communist Party National Committee.2012 is a big election year and as we know the stakes are very high. The right-wing Republican opposition unashamedly defends the wealth and privilege of the 1% over the 99% that includes tens of millions who are struggling to survive. These self-proclaimed patriots are willing to wreck our country in order to defeat Barack Obama in 2012 elections. Our party and youth league are an active part of the great democratic mass that is standing against them. These so called patriots...