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  • 2012 ELECTION VOTER GUIDES, SCORE CARDS AND VOTER INFORMATION (Great Source for candidate ratings)

    09/30/2012 10:17:01 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Faith and Freedom Coaliton ^ | October 1, 2012 | Staff
    Presidential Voter Guides include U.S. Senate races prepared by Faith and Freedom Coalition. Also Family Research Council Action's Voter Guide & Score Cards Are your like-minded friends, family, neighbors & co-workers really registered to vote? Quickly find out online - Faith and Freedom Coalition: 2012 Congressional Scorecards - FRC Action: 2012 Values Voter Presidential Voter Guide - FRC Action: 2012 Values Voter Presidential Voter Guide (Spanish Language) - FRC Action: 2012 Pro-Family Congressional Scorecards (and 5 previous Congresses, also searchable by Name, etc.) - FRC Action Voter Tools - FRC Action: 2012 Political Party...
  • Get A Grip: Americans Must Demand Better Government in November and Beyond

    09/30/2012 4:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 30, 2012 | Austin Hill
    Barack Obama is beating Mitt Romney. Wait- Romney and Obama are tied in Pennsylvania. And how about all those bungled calls from the NFL fill-in refs? Americans are seriously pre-occupied as we enter the fourth quarter of 2012. Obsessions about the football season and “Dancing with The Stars” are a pleasant diversion from our present hardship and gloomy future, and frustrations over the logic-defying presidential polls makes for interesting talk show fodder. But after the election – and after the close of 2012 – Americans will need to grapple with myriad problems in our government. Whoever wins the White House...
  • Benghazi Worse than Watergate

    09/29/2012 11:02:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 29, 2012 | Roger L. Simon
    For over forty years now, the Watergate scandal — the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and the subsequent cover-up by the Nixon administration — has been the sine qua non of American political malfeasance. It has been followed by myriad other “gates” affecting both parties but has never been superseded. Until now. Benghazi or Benghazigate, as some call it, is worse. Far worse. Incomparably worse. Watergate caught numerous public officials lying, including the president of the United States, but Benghazigate has all that and more. It involves the terrorist murder (not an electorally irrelevant burglary) of...
  • Mitt Romney's ‘secret:’ Pennsylvania is competitive

    09/28/2012 10:42:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/12 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    WAYNE, Pa. — Mitt Romney declared Pennsylvania a battleground during a mid-morning rally here Friday, despite public polls showing him well behind in the race for the state’s prized 20 electoral votes. “I’ve got a little secret here and that is that the Obama campaign thinks that Pennsylvania is in their pocket. They don’t need to worry about it,” Romney said during a visit to a military academy in the Philadelphia suburbs. “And you’re right and they’re wrong. We’re going to win Pennsylvania and we’re going to take the White House.”
  • Time to Get Mad

    09/28/2012 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 28, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    Why aren't you mad as hell yet, America? What will it take? At home, unemployment is stuck above 8 percent. Twenty-three million are out of work. Millions of others have given up looking for jobs. One American in six is on food stamps. Small businesses are terrified of Obamacare. The economy ran out of gas four years ago and the president still thinks the only way to get it going again is to fill up the tank with trillions of dollars of debt and make successful people pay for the tow truck. Overseas, we have a dead ambassador and three...
  • 40 Mainstream Media Headlines You'd See if Romney was a Democrat and Obama was a Republican

    09/28/2012 5:11:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 28, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) Mr. Fixit vs. Mr. Broke-It: The Successful CEO vs. the President Who Never Had a Real Job 2) Black Leaders on Obama: We're Still Waiting for the First Real Black President 3) Can Mitt Romney Do for Mormons What JFK Did for Catholics? 4) Experts Say Obama's Bizarre, Disconnected Behavior May Have Been Caused By His Strange Upbringing 5) The Presidency is Just the Next Logical Step in Mitt Romney's Lifetime of Service 6) Why is Barack Obama So Angry? 7) Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: The Best Looking Combination Ever to Run for President? 8) More Deaths in...
  • ROBBINS: The disunited states of Obama

    09/27/2012 10:15:41 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 27, 2012 | James S. Robbins
    President Obama made a plea for unity at a campaign stop in Ohio on Wednesday. “I still believe that we are not as divided as our politics suggest,” he said. “I still believe that we have more in common than the pundits tell us.” He is wrong. The divisions in American society are deep and growing deeper.
  • Another Reason for Barack Obama To Go Home

    09/27/2012 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 27, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Now that Governor Mitt Romney has revealed the details of his tax returns, it is high time that Senate Leader Harry Reid reveal the details of his relationship with that cow that was linked to him in a world exclusive right here in this very column last month. Doubtless, I shall be nominated for yet another Pulitzer, but as always I shall chastely demur, insisting, as in the past, that I consider this column a public trust. No award or commendation is required. Fulfilling my public duty as a citizen is in itself reward enough. Last month, I was only...
  • A Shifty Sojourner - Is an Evangelical Left icon preparing for life after Obama?

    09/27/2012 4:50:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 27, 2012 | Mark Tooley
    The Evangelical Left has mostly been low profile this election season. Many liberal evangelicals were quite ecstatic for Barack Obama in 2008. A handful were previously George W. Bush supporters. John McCain still got an overwhelming majority of white evangelicals, about 70 percent, though down from Bush's full throttle 75 percent in 2004,which fueled fears of theocracy on the far Left. In 2008 Obama did do better among young evangelicals,inspiring expectations that evangelicals were slowly shifting left. An open question now is whether Romney gets the same overall 2008 level of 70 percent of white evangelicals or closer to Bush's...
  • Obama, the Great Divider

    09/27/2012 4:46:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    It was the commitment at the core of Barack Obama's candidacy, the most important promise he made to the American people: He would unify a divided nation. Again and again, he vowed to repair the political breach. To end the bitter polarization of American life, to do away with "slash-and-burn" politics that "tear us apart instead of bringing us together" -- above all else, that was the hope and the change he offered. At every milestone in Obama's journey to the White House -- from the keynote address in Boston that put him on the national radar screen to his...
  • Election Could Mirror 1980 Race

    09/27/2012 3:39:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 27, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There was only one presidential debate in 1980 between challenger Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter. Just two days before the Oct. 28 debate, Carter was eight points ahead in the Gallup poll. A week after the debate, he lost to Reagan by nearly ten percentage points. Reagan's debate quip, "There you go again," reminded voters of Carter's chronic crabbiness. Even more devastating was Reagan's final, direct question to American voters: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" No one, it seemed, could muster a "Yes!" Yet there was more to the 1980 campaign than the...
  • Dems Welcomed Muslims, Prohibited Christian Hospitality in Charlotte

    09/26/2012 10:06:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | September 11, 2012 | Rev. Austin Miles
    CHARLOTTE,North Carolina (9/11/12) When the DNC came to Charlotte, area churches, 100 of them, offered hospitality, not knowing how much the Dems hate God and would actually boo God at the convention. They had no idea how that hatred would be directed at them and their churches. The Sunday before the DNC, over 9000 people had come together to pray for the convention. Then, wanting to extend hospitality to the visitors to their city, 56 of the churches set out to “Adopt-a-Delegation.” They put together gift baskets featuring Carolina Pralines and a letter welcoming them to the city and offering...
  • It’s Obama’s Turn To Release Some Documents

    09/25/2012 11:55:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    CBS local ^ | September 25, 2012 | Scott Paulson
    Last Friday, GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney disclosed his tax returns and health records. In particular, the release of the tax information was a pleasant surprise –released without pre-announcement or fanfare. Romney gave information that dates back to 1990 which ought to close Harry Reid’s mouth for a time .....–it would be absolutely wonderful if the “right” would get such a disclosed-documentary surprise from President Barack Obama. ...What are Americans on the “left” afraid of learning about Obama? Simple curiosity would demand that Obama’s academic records be released –let alone really wanting to know about the past of the man...
  • Circular logic and thick verbiage can't hide Romney's solid lead in new Battleground poll

    09/25/2012 10:56:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/25/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    The message attached to a new Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll (P-GWUBP) is a study in literary gymnastics. As hard as the authors tried to twist the data of the survey, reading it brings you to only one logical conclusion: Mitt Romney is moving toward a solid victory and probably a landslide in November. The report starts with background information whose only purpose is to try to discourage readers from sticking with “yesterday’s news” and stop reading before they get to the devastating news for Barack Obama. Once the actual report starts the “good” news for Obama fans is provided:...
  • Jewish Democrats warn Netanyahu to stay out of US presidential election

    09/25/2012 9:29:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Top Jewish Democrats are standing squarely behind President Obama's decision not to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and warning Israel to butt out of the U.S. presidential race. The White House has been on the defensive ever since Israeli officials publicly complained last week after Obama refused to adjust his schedule to meet with Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this week. Republicans quickly pounced, urging Obama to reconsider and inviting Netanyahu to meet with them at his convenience. ''I don't think it's necessary for the president to rearrange his schedule,'' Rep. Henry Waxman...
  • Politico Poll: Romney Leads on Almost Every Issue, But...

    09/24/2012 5:07:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | September 24, 2012 | Guy Benson
    This is fascinating.  A new Politico/GWU national poll shows Barack Obama pulling ahead of Mitt Romney in the presidential race, seizing a three-point lead and hitting the 50 percent mark overall.  The results are within the margin of error and not markedly different from last month's numbers, but Team Obama is circulating the numbers as evidence that their man is creating some statistical daylight between himself and his challenger. But one of the pollsters who conducted the survey points to a number of unusual results lurking beneath the 50/47 "top-line" outcome:   Overall, Obama leads Romney by just 3 points...
  • A Sense of Urgency

    09/24/2012 10:44:13 AM PDT · by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines · 1 replies
    We hear it every fours years: This is the most important election of our life time. This year it really is. Most experts and pundits are predicting the election will be very close coming down to a small handful of swing states. There has been a rash of polls released in recent days mostly from media outlets showing Obama opening up a small lead. Almost all of these polls are overweighted in the Democrats's favor using models based on 2008 exit polling data showing that registered Ds outnumbered registerd Rs 39% to 32% on election day in November 2008. Here...
  • Daily Doom Antidote: —Five Clues Obama is Losing —

    09/24/2012 10:36:52 AM PDT · by opentalk · 35 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | September 24, 2012
    Today I want to take a look at a few things that clearly indicate Barack Obama is losing the presidential race (despite what you might be reading at HotAir or RedState… Over the weekend alone, I spotted Five Things That Democrats Would NOT Be Doing Unless Obama Was Losing. 1. Michelle Obama is out race-baiting referring to slavery, and attempting to motivate depressed black voters by stirring up race-hate and grievances. This is not what a winning campaign does. ..when they are losing BADLY they direct all energy towards motivating the base…and the way to do that is to stir...
  • Obama Revelation: Supporters Mark Their Right Hands (Natalie Portman, Scar Jo, & Jessica Alba)

    09/23/2012 12:43:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 119 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2012 | Stephen McRoberts
    The Obama campaign recently asked its followers to write messages on their right hands and, with their hands pressed over their hearts, pledge their allegiance to Obama by posting these pictures on Twitter or Facebook. A number of celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Alba complied. Of course, for those who are not part of the Obama cult, such actions, as well as the very request, are creepy. The act seems more an expression of quasi-religious adoration of and not just political support for Obama. But for one who has read the New Testament closely, the actions...
  • The silent majority vs the liberal media

    09/24/2012 8:49:20 AM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 4 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | September 23, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The election of 1972 was a contest between the liberal media and the silent majority. President Nixon won a landslide victory for re-election that year carrying every state in the union except Massachusetts by running against the elite liberal media which, in turn, did everything short of illegal activities to defeat him.The media exacted its revenge in 1973 with the Watergate witch-hunt which essentially overturned the election. The election of 1980 saw much the same dynamic with Ronald Reagan defeating the incumbent liberal President Jimmy Carter and his media lackeys. Vice President George Bush did it again in 1988 when...
  • Before that straight-ticket vote check out YouTube (MSM calls out candidate - High Noon reporting)

    09/24/2012 2:16:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 23, 2012 | Patricia Kilday Hart
    .....Any voter considering pulling a straight Republican lever should be aware that the party's nominee for Harris County sheriff is apparently ready to deploy his deputies to keep federal forces from seizing the guns and ammo of Constitution-loving Texans. In a video posted on YouTube,an interviewer asks former Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Louis Guthrie what role the local sheriff's department plays in preserving our constitutional rights. "Let's say the feds come in here and seize weapons and ammunition," he theorizes. "I don't have any issue with me or any of my employees…they WILL stand between the feds and the citizens...
  • 60 Minutes interview

    09/23/2012 5:24:43 PM PDT · by estrogen · 73 replies
    vanity | Sept.23,2012 | myself
    Discuss interview on 60 minutes
  • Heads Up Brevard County, Florida FReepers

    09/23/2012 9:01:04 AM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    Heads up Brevard County, Florida FReepers Here’s the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections latest information on the Candidates and Amendments appearing on the 2012 Ballot. There is a link to information on the candidates. There is also a link to the Collins Center claiming to be a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that provides an overview and explanation of the 11 proposed amendments to the State Constitution; pros and cons are also provided. I have no knowledge of this Collins Center other than that which I discovered via Google; maybe other FReepers have knowledge of its “non-partisanship”. Links below ...
  • Early voting: Half of U.S. begins voting by tomorrow (which was today)

    09/22/2012 5:55:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/21/12 | Kyle Inskeep
    Early voting: Half of U.S. begins voting by tomorrowBy NBC's Kyle Inskeep 1 day ago Election Day may be Nov. 6th, but with President Obama grabbing a lead nationally and in key swing states, Americans are already starting to vote. Idaho, South Dakota, and the crucial swing state of Virginia are the first states to begin early, in-person voting today. Also today, absentee voting begins in Minnesota, West Virginia, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Georgia, Arkansas, Idaho, and Maryland, bringing the total number of states already accepting ballots to 13. Twelve others -- South Carolina, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire,...
  • CBS's Rose Badgers Romney Adviser on Iran; Interrupts Six Times in 50 Seconds

    09/21/2012 5:23:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    One might have thought that Charlie Rose received an extra dose of caffeine before Friday's CBS This Morning, as the normally-subdued anchor hounded Romney campaign adviser Dan Senor on how the Republican presidential nominee would change policy toward Iran. Rose wouldn't let Senor complete an answer, interrupting six different times in 50 seconds.  [audio available here; video below the jump] By contrast, 11 days earlier, the veteran TV host tossed softballs at Democratic Senator Dick Durbin on the issue of ObamaCare, and merely prompted Durbin on the issue of the Chicago teachers strike. CBS's Rose Badgers Romney Adviser on Iran;...
  • Mitt Romney Releases Tax Return for 2011, Showing He Paid 14.1 Percent Tax Rate

    09/21/2012 4:52:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2012 | Philip Rucker and Jia Lynn Yang,
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney earned $13.69 million in 2011, mostly income from his investments, and paid $1.9 million in taxes for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign announced Friday. Following months of political pressure on him to reveal more information about his large personal fortune, Romney released his 2011 tax returns Friday afternoon, as well as a summary of his effective tax rates dating back to 1990. Romney earned $6.8 million from capital gains and another $3.6 million in interest, according to his tax return. None of his income came from wages, the primary source of...
  • In a First, Debates Give Presidential Candidates the Topics Ahead Of Time (Oct 3,16,22 & Oct 11-VP)

    09/21/2012 6:04:34 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 27 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 21 | Elizabeth Flock
    Wednesday afternoon, the Commission on Presidential Debates quietly posted a press release announcing the topics for the first presidential debate in Denver on October 3. What the commission didn't say is that this may be the first time in history presidential candidates have been given the topics of a debate ahead of time. "We had been thinking about this for awhile," says CPD executive director Janet Brown. "CPD's intention is to have the candidates come prepared for a more in-depth conversation." But some say the release of topics sets a bad precedent. Though specific questions were not given, debate moderator...
  • Hanging, empty chair ignites controversy in Austin

    09/21/2012 12:37:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 20, 2012
    A folding chair with an American flag, tied with a rope and hanging from a tree has brought a lot of attention to a northwest Austin neighborhood. Weeks after Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood's chair skit mocked President Obama at the Republican National Convention, an Austin homeowner is drawing criticism for his folding-chair display, which some call a racist attack against the nation's first black president, Austin's KVUE reports on Thursday. ....KVUE says cameras rolled as homeowner Bud Johnson removed the rope and placed the chair on the lawn. He told the TV station those complaining about the display have the...
  • America's Big Choice

    09/20/2012 4:26:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    What happens when a free people decides it was never free to begin with? What happens when a nation decides that individual liberty is a myth, that the endless vicissitudes of life form an impenetrable wall to success, that we are all controlled by outside forces? We despair. We turn to the power of the masses. This is where almost half of America currently stands. It came out this week that Mitt Romney made this claim back in May, and he was exactly right. That doesn't mean that every American who doesn't pay federal income tax -- veterans, recipients of...
  • The “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report

    09/19/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies ^ | Sseptember 18, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Full title: Ground Reports from the “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report that show this is indeed a Depression On my desk, just under the computer monitor, I have a little box full of slips of scrap paper. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid because the nuns who taught me in Catholic School refused to ever waste paper. Anything that comes into my home that’s blank on one side and has outlived its usefulness is drawn and quartered and spends some time as scrap paper in that...
  • Poll: Overwhelming public support for photo identification laws

    09/19/2012 12:59:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2012
    Graphic by Rick Dunham/Houston Chronicle Federal judges may be messing with Voter ID laws in Texas and Pennsylvania, but a new poll finds that the laws have strong support among voters. Seven in ten registered voters give photo ID requirements at the polls a thumbs up, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll conducted between Sept. 8 and 12. Only 28 percent oppose the concept and just 2 percent are unsure. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down voter ID requirement if a lower Commonwealth Court judge finds it’s difficult for all voters to obtain the proper...
  • BLS: Obama Unemployment Rate Above 8% Longer Than Any Other President Since 1948

    09/18/2012 6:24:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    Excluding January 2009, the month when Barack Obama was inaugurated, unemployment has stayed above 8 percent, which is longer than under any other administration since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) started measuring the monthly jobless rate: Over 8 percent for 43 months during Obama compared to a total of 39 months above 8 percent between 1948 and 2008. Over the course of 50 years, the unemployment rate in the United States was above 8 percent for a total of 3 years and 3 months; under Obama alone, the rate has been above 8 percent for 3 years and 7...
  • Mitt Romney, Mar 12, in broad daylight: “If you’re looking for free stuff, vote for the other guy"

    09/18/2012 3:00:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies ^ | Sept 18 2012 | dailycaller
    And? By the way, there’s a reason you don’t know that woman’s name, address, tax status, rap sheet, and whatever else the media can find out about her: They agree with her. And they’re offended that Romney doesn’t. Video:
  • US election: Jimmy Carter's [unemployed] grandson helped leak Mitt Romney video

    09/18/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 18, 2012 | Raf Sanchez, Washington
    Jimmy Carter's unemployed grandson has said he helped leak damaging video footage of Mitt Romney in retaliation for the Republican's habit of maligning his grandfather on the campaign trail. .......As the story exploded, Mr Carter emailed his 87-year-old grandfather to tell him he was behind the revelation that was rocking Mr Romney's campaign. The former president replied "James: This is extraordinary. Congratulations! Papa." The younger Mr Carter was only three when his grandfather was pushed out of the White House by Ronald Reagan in the 1980 election but said that he was still angered by Republicans who accused the former...
  • Pelosi: “Oh, Mitt Romney is not going to be president”

    09/17/2012 12:37:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 17, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    By all means, keep yucking it up, Democrats. I’m sure the American people are almost convinced you’re not the least bit scared. On CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, a little before the five-minute mark:(VIDEO AT LINK) “Oh, Mitt Romney is not going to be president of the United States. I think everybody knows that.” Does everybody know that? Because by most accounts, this election has been running on a too-close-to-call basis, and while the differing arguments from pollsters and pundits abound, very few people are calling this thing as definitively locked up for President Obama. The House Minority...
  • Rebalanced Presidential Election Polls 2012

    09/17/2012 1:51:18 PM PDT · by Leto · 27 replies
    unknown ^ | 17 Sept 2012 | unknown
    A simple rebalance model anyone can use If anyone wants to rebalance polls that are of interest to them, here is a simple model that will work as long as the poll provides a intra-party voting preference. You can cut and paste the formulas or copy to a google spreadsheet. You simple fill in the data matrix on the left and the outcome is the matrix on the right.I have left the "=" sign off of the cells on the right so just add them and you are good to go. This is not mysterious and I think polling would...
  • California Rodeo Clown Under Fire for "Racist Joke" About Michelle Obama ...

    09/17/2012 12:59:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 93 replies
    The San Luis Obisbo Tribune ^ | Monday, Sep. 17, 2012 | Julia Hickey
    Rodeo clown was behind racist joke about Michelle Obama It was rodeo clown Mike Hayhurst of Barstow, not announcer Ed Kutz of Arroyo Grande, who made an offensive, racist joke about first lady Michelle Obama over the public-address system of the Creston Classic Rodeo, a rodeo board member confirmed Sunday. Spectators initially believed and reported that Kutz made the comment Saturday. Both he and Hayhurst were on microphones at the same time. Speaking Sunday on behalf of the rodeo’s nine-member board, Mike Barrett said the rodeo is not responsible for the joke and will ask Hayhurst for a letter addressing...
  • How Republics Fall: The Fourth Estate’s degrading hero worship trivializes an election.

    09/17/2012 5:52:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/17/2012 | Michael Knox Beran
    The weird ecstasy of the media-political complex at the convention in Charlotte last month was the first sign that its attachment to President Obama, always fawning, had become morbid. In spite of the anemic economy and a real unemployment rate above 11 percent, the high priests of pontificating liberalism were giddy with euphoria. The Democrats “put on a nearly flawless convention,” Paul Begala opined, and it was soon all but incontrovertibly established that, come November, the president — beautiful, magical, and lovable as he was — would vanquish his boring opponent. The media savants sympathized with the delirium of Charlotte...
  • Regulatory Tsunami to Hit if Obama Wins Second Term

    09/17/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/16/2012 | John Merline
    Last fall, President Obama decided to cancel a hugely expensive new EPA rule designed to cut smog levels across the country. Obama said he did so out of concern about the rule’s impact on jobs. It was just one of many costly regulations the Obama administration has put on hold or delayed in the run-up to the election, as the president tried to dispel the impression that he’s anti-business. “I have continued to underscore the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty,” Obama said when he put the brakes the smog standard, “particularly as our economy continues to recover.”...
  • Cuba-related donations are down this electoral cycle (for Obama and democrats)

    09/17/2012 4:52:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 16, 2012 | Juan O. Tamayo
    ....John Henry Cabañas, the pro-Castro Miami businessman who donated $75,000 to President Barack Obama’s coffers in 2008 and $14,400 to Joe Garcia’s bid for a U.S. congressional seat in 2010, has given them nothing this year. ...Although the number of Cuban Americans traveling to the island spiked after Obama lifted virtually all restrictions on such trips in 2009, Cabañas said increased competition has cut his profits to the nub. Cabañas, 70, also strongly denied campaign whispers that Obama campaign officials asked him not to contribute this year because of his very public support for Fidel Castro. He once called the...
  • $10.5 Billion Per Day

    09/17/2012 3:27:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 17, 2012 | Tim Phillips
    A young mother with four beautiful children in tow came up to me in Colorado Springs this week. She motioned to her young children – all smiles and laughs – and told me that each one of them is now nearly $52,000 in debt because irresponsible government spending which as greatly accelerated during the Obama Administration. Children who aren’t old enough to pick out their clothes for school and still need help tying their shoes are in debt through absolutely no fault of their own. She told me we had to do something about all the spending, to make sure...
  • African-American Christians waver over vote - struggle with gay marriage and the Mormon religion

    09/17/2012 1:44:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2012
    ...[Rev. Jamal-Harrison] Bryant [of Baltimore] last month told The Washington Informer, an African-American newsweekly, "This is the first time in black church history that I'm aware of that black pastors have encouraged their parishioners not to vote." Bryant, who opposes gay marriage, said the president's position on marriage is "at the heart" of the problem. ...The circumstances of the 2012 campaign have led to complex conversations about faith, politics and voting. The Rev. George Nelson Jr., senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Brenham, Texas, participated in a conference call with other African-American pastors the day after Obama's announcement...
  • The Media's Rape of Reality

    09/16/2012 3:34:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | September 16, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I didn’t want to write this column. I definitely didn’t want to use these words. I wanted to write about something else, but after the events of this week, I had no choice. I am here to report a rape. To protect President Obama from the failure of his administration to anticipate or respond appropriately to the attacks on our embassies in the Middle East, the media has absolutely raped the truth. Americans were targeted and murdered by radical monsters around the globe. The president did nothing about it. The White House had at least a 48-hour advance warning this...
  • If You Live in a Blue State, Here Is What You Can Do To Help Romney Beat Obama

    09/14/2012 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Ziva · 100 replies
    Sept. 14, 2012 | Ziva
    No matter where you live in the USA, you can make a difference in this election by going to I live in NY, a hopelessly blue state. There is very little I can do locally to help Romney. However, they have an excellent phone-from-home system this year, much better than other phone banks I've done before. I started making phone calls from home for Romney. It is easy, well-supported, and free. It is important to start now so they can target the right people for the campaign. You can get started at will direct your calls to the...
  • 3 GOP Electoral College members say they may not vote for Republican ticket of Romney/Ryan

    09/13/2012 10:03:08 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2012 | AP
    At least three Republican electors say they may not support their party’s presidential ticket when the Electoral College meets in December to formally elect the next president, escalating tensions within the GOP and adding a fresh layer of intrigue to the final weeks of the White House race. The electors — all supporters of former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul — told The Associated Press they are exploring options should Mitt Romney win their states. They expressed frustration at how Republican leaders have worked to suppress Paul’s conservative movement and his legion of loyal supporters. “They’ve never given Ron Paul...
  • NRA’s Chris Cox Goes One On One With Governor Mitt Romney

    09/12/2012 2:12:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/11/2012 | Chris Cox, NRA-ILA
    This year’s election is going to define the future of our freedom, perhaps more than any other in our history. For gun owners, there are a number of areas crucial to the survival of our Second Amendment rights. That’s why I took the time to visit with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, to find out precisely where he stands on the issues of concern to gun owners.Chris W. Cox: First, let me start with the most basic question of all. In the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, and in the 2010 case McDonald v. City of Chicago,...
  • US median income lowest since 1995

    09/13/2012 8:48:56 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 12 replies
    FT Com ^ | 09-12-2012 | James Politi
    The median income of American households dropped to its lowest level since 1995 last year, extending its decline during President Barack Obama’s tenure and highlighting the depth of the damage to the middle class inflicted by the recession and weak recovery. According to annual data from the Census Bureau, median income adjusted for inflation – a closely watched measure of the financial health of average Americans – fell to $50,054 in 2011, or 1.5 per cent below its 2010 level and 4.1 per cent below its score when Mr Obama took office in 2009.
  • The politics of race and religion — in two pie charts

    09/13/2012 6:55:21 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2012 | Chris Cillizza
    Let’s start on the Republican side. Fully 87 percent of those who identify themselves as Republicans or Republican-leaners are white in 2012 Pew polling while just 5 percent are Hispanic and four percent are black. When it comes to the religious affiliations of GOPers and GOP leaners, the largest bloc are white evangelical Protestants who comprise roughly one in every three Republicans (34 percent). Here’s the full GOP religious affiliation chart via Pew: Now, for the Democrats. As expected, the party is more racially diverse. Sixty-one percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaners are white while 21 percent are black and 10...
  • Household income drops for 4th straight year

    09/12/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 13 replies
    The income of the typical American household fell last year for the fourth consecutive year, the longest sustained period of decline since the early 2000s. Americans are now poorer than they were in 1999 after taking into account how inflation erodes the value of the dollar. Median household income fell after adjusting for inflation to $50,100 in 2011, down 1.5% from a year earlier. The Census Bureau's annual income report is considered a key indicator of the economic health of the nation and its middle class. Median income is the true middle point of American households — half made more,...
  • ’2016: Obama’s America’ Movie Is Disturbingly Necessary

    09/12/2012 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 17 August 2012 | Scot Paulsen
    This past week, “2016: The Movie” about President Barack Obama opened in the Chicago area, and I chose to get more of an education about Obama by seeing the movie. After the inundation of canned hype for the movie on conservative talk shows across the Chicago radio dial that sounded more like commercials than honest endorsements of the movie, I was skeptical of what I was going to see. While some talk show hosts sounded like they were genuinely impressed with the documentary and honestly endorsing the film, there were those who were obviously reading a commercial script which was...