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  • Democrats Think Medical Marijuana Will Get "Liberal Thinking Voters" To the Polls

    09/28/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    A ballot issue in Florida this November will be "Amendment 2", a measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Crist and his liberal ally, attorney John Morgan, are proponents of the ballot measure, while current GOP governor Rick Scott is against it. WFTV9 reports: Crist has changed parties and changed stances on gay marriage, abortion and medical marijuana. He said he will vote yes on Amendment 2. “I do support it,” Crist said. “Rick Scott opposes it; I don't know what else to tell you.” Critics think medical marijuana was pushed onto the ballot by Attorney John Morgan...
  • Power of Positive Campaigning

    09/25/2014 4:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    With just under six weeks to the Nov. 4 Election Day, the pressure is on. With a Democratic sitting president with a low 44 percent approval rating, many Republican races across the nation are being run by tying the Democratic candidate to the president. In many cases, this might indeed create distaste for the Democratic candidate by the voters and lead to a Republican victory. But, with no clear path forward, who is to say that the voters won't be just as disgruntled in a few years with Republicans? The Republicans are forecasted to maintain their House majority, and there...
  • A National Security Election: Just In Time

    09/24/2014 10:57:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    PPP polls always have a "(D)" behind it to alert readers that it is a Democratic shop, and its polls could well reflect bias.So when their latest has Tom Cotton 6 points atop incumbent (and invisible) Mark Pryor, the bell is tolling for Pryor.As it should, given Pryor's 97 percent support of President Obama. Congressman Cotton is fond of listing the places throughout Arkansas where he has campaigned, looking for an Arkansan who agrees with the president 97 percent of the time and has been unable to find him --outside of D.C. and Senator Pryor's office.There is also good news...
  • There Is A Conservative Wave Coming In November

    09/15/2014 5:46:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    When Barack Obama starts acting like a real American president and promises to destroy our country’s enemies instead of apologizing to them, you know he's worried about the upcoming midterms. He should be. Conservatives are going to win them going away, and it's going to be gloriously devastating to the progressive cause. Get ready to savor the delicious taste of victory. All the signs are there except for one – so far Dick Morris hasn’t predicted a Democrat triumph. That would seal it. It's not so much the polling, which remains tight as long as the people measured are those...
  • Toxic: Obama Falls to New Lows in Fox News Poll

    09/11/2014 3:08:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Let's review eight data points from Fox's newly-released national survey, which is hardly an outlier in the national polling picture.  The picture isn't pretty for the White House: (1) The president's job approval rating is at an all-time low in the series (38/56).  He's at (-37) among independents, (-16) with women, and (-12) with young voters. (2) Obama is deep underwater on every single major issue tested: The economy (-18), healthcare (-16), immigration (-32), foreign policy (-25), Syria (-34), Ukraine (-19), terrorism (-18), and Iraq (-25). (3) Fifty-nine percent of Americans say the US has become less respected in the world during Obama's presidency, compared to just 10...
  • After Blasting McConnell For Retuning To DC, Grimes Heads To Fundraiser...In DC

    09/09/2014 3:35:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, blasted him for returning to work in Washington D.C. Grimes is starting to fall behind in the polls, with the New York Times basically saying that McConnell’s re-election is the most probable outcome come Election Day. Nevertheless, it’s beyond desperate that Grimes is attacking McConnell, who is part of the GOP leadership (he sort of has to come back), for returning to D.C. to work, while she also heads off to raise money…in D.C. The new web ad blasting McConnell for doing his job labeled the Senate Minority Leader as scandal-ridden, which alludes to...
  • Todd Hits Obama From Left On Amnesty Delay: Pity The Poor Deportee

    09/07/2014 1:20:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chuck Todd recently told the Washington Post that in his role as new Meet The Press moderator, rather than spouting the conventional wisdom of the East Coast journalistic elites, "my job is to channel that frustration of the rest of America.” So when interviewing President Obama about his intention to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, you'd think he might have asked about the tens of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants that his administration released last year, or whether he planned to accept the invitation from the father of a man killed by an illegal immigrant to visit his...
  • Fever Chart: A Report From Arkansas

    09/06/2014 8:46:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Remember the good old days when political campaigns and the general hysteria they kicked off didn't begin to mount till after Labor Day? It wasn't just customary, it was almost official -- like the beginning of football season or the college term. Or even an astronomical fact, like the autumnal equinox. There were some parts of the good old days that were actually good, like waiting till the official end of summer to turn up the political heat. But that time passed sometime in the last century before the year-round, 24/7 campaign arrived, and with it the campaign war rooms...
  • Begich Campaign Seems Unrepentant Over 'Inflammatory' Ad

    09/06/2014 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Is Alaskan Sen. Mark Begich sorry for his “pants on fire” ad against Republican Dan Sullivan? Apparently, he’s not. The ad insinuated that Dan Sullivan, who at the time was Alaska’s Attorney General, shares some of the blame in a brutal 2013 murder, where an elderly couple was killed, along with the sexual assault of their 2-year-old granddaughter and the girl’s 91-year-old great-grandmother. Where was Sullivan at fault? He gave out light sentences to sex offenders, one of which committed the horrific crime. The ad was pulled after the victims’ family voiced their outrage at not being consulted. Additionally, the...
  • In Alaska And Texas, Democrats Struggle To Pin Their Willie Horton Ads On Republicans

    09/03/2014 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    In 1988, Republicans slammed Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis over Willie Horton, a convicted murderer who attacked a man and sexually assaulted a woman compliments of Massachusetts’ weekend furlough program. This was used to paint Dukakis as soft on crime. Willie Horton 1988 Attack AdIt was a particularly nasty ad (I mean that in a good way)–and Democrats seem to be trying to do the same thing to Republicans in some of the 2014 elections. Trying to spin legal decisions in a way that portrays them as incompetent, soft on crime, and, at times; engaging in a war on women....
  • RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

    08/28/2014 10:15:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 58 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-28-14 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican National Committee is on track to spend more than $100 million in the midterm campaign, with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program. If the program is effective, Republican campaigns will have access to a modern get-out-the-vote operation that has been the hallmark of the Democrats’ success in recent election cycles. But if it fails to deliver as advertised, Republican candidates will be stuck with another subpar voter turnout program and without the resources the GOP traditionally sent to their campaigns in midterm years. The RNC is set this week to announce the deployment...
  • Ridiculous: Dems ‘Doing Really Well In Montana,’ Will Hold Senate Majority

    08/19/2014 12:29:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is simply living in an alternate universe. While yelling into the clouds over the Koch Brothers’ evil plot to destroy America, he said today that Democrats “are doing really well in Montana.” And is optimistic that they'll maintain control of the Senate (via the Hill): Reid predicted Democrats would lose a seat in South Dakota, but was optimistic about Montana despite Sen. John Walsh's (D-Mt.) recent decision to drop out of the race after a plagiarism scandal. We are doing really well in Montana," Reid told reporters on Monday. … If the election were held today, we'd...
  • African-American Voter Turnout Will Decide Control of the Senate

    08/14/2014 12:06:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Matt Towery
    The South remains a bit of a mystery to most political pundits and pollsters. Many of its metropolitan areas are far more sophisticated (and much larger) than the rest of the nation realizes. And some areas of the rural South seem frozen in the 1960s. But to stereotype any one area of the region is a dangerous thing. What is more dangerous is trying to predict the makeup of an electorate in any given southern election year. Many southern states have large African-American populations, and in most of those states black men and women hold considerable political and economic...
  • Voters are set to hand Republicans "the rock"

    08/11/2014 2:13:09 PM PDT · by Noremac · 27 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | 8/11/2014 | Richard Cameron
    For those of you, who perhaps aren't dialed into the onset of Football season and all the terminology appurtenant to it, "the rock" is slang for the football. Polls confirm that voters are set to hand the Republican party "the rock" - i.e., take the ball away from Democrats. Each day it looks more like an avalanche for the Pachyderms, although, as I note in today's post, the GOP can always be counted on to find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. If you're strongly of the sentiment that Republicans embody everything that is virtuous on...
  • Don’t Mistake Tea Party Birth Pains for Death Throes

    08/11/2014 5:43:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Star Parker
    With, most recently, incumbent Republican Senators Pat Roberts in Kansas and Lamar Alexander in Tennessee winning their respective primaries, Tea Party challengers failed in all attempts in this primary cycle to defeat Senate incumbents. Now we’re starting to hear eulogies about the Tea Party movement. But let’s not confuse birth pains with death throes. The Tea Party is on its way in, folks, not on its way out. Change is hard and doesn’t happen overnight. The undeniable facts are that America has huge problems, that these problems have been growing and festering for years while being ignored by our...
  • Brutal Polls: Americans are Fed Up, Demoralized, and Anticipate Decline

    08/08/2014 4:23:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Two national opinion polls released over the last two days reflect a deeply frustrated and pessimistic American public. The new NBC/WSJ survey, which tracks President Obama's approval to an all-time low in the series (40/54) and shows a slight Republican edge heading into November's elections, is bursting at the seams with negativity: (1) Right track/Wrong track is at an abysmal (22/71). (2) By a 22-point margin, Americans say the country is in a state of decline. On the question of whether people believe that "life for our children's generation will be than it has been for us," respondents said they...
  • President Obama's New Poll Numbers Eerily Similar To Bush's Before 2006 Wipeout

    08/07/2014 4:39:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    The recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll surely doesn’t bode well for the Obama administration, which promised hope and change on a platter back in 2008. Seventy-one percent of Americans feels that the country is going in the wrong direction. President Obama’s job approval has dropped to 40 percent–and only 42 percent approve of how he’s handling the economy. Approval on foreign policy, an area where this administration polled somewhat strongly, fell to 36 percent among Americans. Regarding the economy, Carol Lee of the Wall Street Journal said earlier this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that “there’s a total...
  • Polls: Obama, Obamacare Hit New Lows

    08/01/2014 7:50:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Happy Friday, Mr. President. Overall disapproval: AP/GfK Poll: Obama job approval drops six net points from May to fall to 40-59, both an all time high disapproval and widest approval gap. — Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 1, 2014 We ran through the immigration numbers yesterday. And now, foreign policy: Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans’ dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the president’s handling of world events. Obama’s consistently low marks across crises such as the fighting in Ukraine and the conflict between...
  • It's Over: Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Walker's Collective Bargaining Reforms

    07/31/2014 1:15:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    He endured massive protests and a contentious 2012 recall election, but Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has been vindicated in his efforts to curb union power in the state. The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld his collective bargaining reforms he enacted in 2011, ruling them constitutional (via Associated Press): The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be constitutional. … The 5-2 state Supreme Court ruling is another major victory for Walker as he heads into the statewide...
  • In 100 Days, an Election About Competence

    07/27/2014 6:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Greg Walden
    Back in January, Nancy Pelosi had an infamous interview with Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” that crystalizes what the 2014 election – just 100 days from today – is really all about. Pressed on the problems with the rollout of ObamaCare, Stewart asked Pelosi whether Democrats needed to make a stronger case for the “competence of government” if they were going to try to pass large, expansive programs. “Why is it so hard to get a company to execute that competently?” Stewart said of the ObamaCare website. Stunned, Pelosi responded simply: “I don’t know.” “What do you mean...
  • Democratic Senator Hit With Plagiarism Allegations

    07/23/2014 3:09:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it seems “Papergate” just ensnared Montana Democratic Senator John Walsh. Mr. Walsh was appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock to replace outgoing Sen. Max Baucus, who decided to become the Obama administration’s Ambassador to China. Walsh is described by the New York Times as having something the Democrats lack in their political ranks: a seasoned military record. Walsh is a decorated Iraq War veteran, but his reputation might be marred by a final term paper he wrote in obtaining his master’s degree, where a substantial portion was written without crediting anyone (via NYT): An examination of the final paper required...
  • CNN Poll: Twice As Many Americans Were Hurt By Obamacare Than Helped

    07/23/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Not an unusual data point at all, based on the polling trend -- but a timely reality check for the delusional "people love Obamacare!" propagandists. CNN's latest national survey includes a number of noteworthy nuggets, including the "Affordable" Care Act fallout verdict referenced in the headline (via Ed Morrissey): (1) President Obama's job approval rating is mired at (42/55), languishing roughly where it's been for months. He is underwater with men (39/58), women (45/52), young people (45/49), and independents (34/62). Seventy-seven percent of Democrats and nearly two-thirds of non-white voters continue to give Obama high marks, but virtually everyone...
  • Michelle Nunn, Meet Primetime

    07/18/2014 10:31:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Brandon Howell
    This week National Journal unveiled its “Against the Grain” awards, an evaluation of campaigns, candidates, and ads at what could be called the halfway point of the 2014 cycle. Finding her way into the mix was Michelle Nunn, the anointed Senate choice of Georgia Democrats. She drew an honorable mention for “most surprising candidate,” falling to Republican Joni Ernst in Iowa. All due respect, but Michelle Nunn has yet to actually be tested as a candidate. The pop quizzes she’s had thus far have largely been failed. What she has done well comes in the form of fundraising. Nunn again...
  • Democrats Up For Re-Election Should Replace Harry Reid

    07/07/2014 7:22:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Hank Adler
    n my novel, From Three to Five, I included a vignette about a small, politically moderate group of Members of the House of Representatives going to the left wing Speaker of the House with a demand that the Speaker resign his/her position. The threat was if the Speaker did not resign, this group would vote for a middle of the road Member of the House of Representatives from the other party as Speaker. The group had a sufficient number of votes to determine the outcome of who would be the Speaker of the House of Representatives. These renegade Members of...
  • On Every Big Issue, Obama's Presidency is Found Wanting

    07/04/2014 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Republicans have a wealth of political issues that will dominate the 2014 midterm election races and determine their outcome. The national news media has done its best to try to bury these issues, play them down or sugar coat them, but the American people know better. They have persistently put these issues at or near the top of every voter poll in the last six years of Barack Obama's scandal-ridden, trouble-plagued administration. It's hard to break through and overcome the power of the Washington news media that has worked hard to cover up the Obama White House's blunders....
  • Egos And Infighting: The GOP’s Biggest Opponent In November

    06/29/2014 5:58:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Stars are aligning for a big Republican victory this November – solidifying and expanding the GOP’s majority in the House and perhaps gaining one in the Senate. This is a best-case scenario, and any majority in the Senate would be a slim one. But the importance of removing Harry Reid as majority leader cannot be overstated. That’s why Democrats will pull every dirty trick in their deep bag to hold the Senate, and sadly many Republicans will help them in that quest. President Obama will have two years left to wreak havoc on the country after the next election, but...
  • No way out for Dems and media?

    06/26/2014 9:33:53 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 26, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democratic Party and mainstream media both bet big on Barack Obama in 2008, and doubled down in 2012. Both institutions wagered that his policies and his purported skills and abilities would benefit America. Now, with scandal and disaster breaking on nearly every front, those bets are coming back to haunt them. Joseph Curl, writing in the Washington Times, speaks of President Obama’s “terminal velocity,” with the economy in “free fall, ObamaCare being a contributing if not driving factor, and the GOP nominating candidates who can win, and the president looking detached with his compulsive golf habit. He posits that...
  • Bergdahl Confirms Obama and the Dems as the Damnedest Fools

    06/09/2014 4:10:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    So it comes to this: After all that has been said about Barack Obama, in the end there is very little to say. You are either willing to overlook Barack Obama’s foibles and foolishness; or you aren’t. We we're right, you were wrong. You can either admit or you can't. There is no middle ground. There is no saying for example “Well he’s kind of new in the job,” or “This is an example of one bad apple in his Cabinet,” or “The president didn’t know about it.” Going into his second term, you either knew what we had...
  • Don't Touch Me There: The Dems Group Hug Economy

    06/07/2014 3:28:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2014 | John Ransom
    Democrats hoping for some political relief from the economy had better change their dreams. An astonishing 30% of Americans think the country is on the right track with 62% saying the country is going in the wrong direction, according to an average by RealClearPolitics. I don’t know who that 30% is, but to their loved ones I can only tell you there are medications that can help treat those delusions without many side effects. And the good news is that there are medications with LOTS of side effects that can help treat those delusions as well-- you know, if you’re...
  • Obama Prepares Touchdown Dance Just in Case He Scores on Coal

    06/03/2014 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | John Ransom
    Obama finally did something with his phone and his pen besides take a selfie and sign an autograph. He has instructed the carbon police to cut carbon emissions in United States by 30%. That means the death of coal-fired electricity. “The EPA will launch the most dramatic anti-pollution regulation in a generation early next month,” says Politico, “a sweeping crackdown on carbon that offers President Barack Obama his last real shot at a legacy on climate change — while causing significant political peril for red-state Democrats.” That means utility bills are going to go up for everyone: rich, poor,...
  • Flashback[Jan 2013]: The 5 Worst/Recent Mass Murders in the USA (with a Firearm)Came from Democrats

    05/19/2014 6:06:36 AM PDT · by HammerT · 40 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 18 January 2013 | Doug Giles
    The source of information for this news post came from Roger Hedgecock’s 1/17/13 radio show. Here’s the link. Fast forward to 21:13 for Roger’s comments. The five worst mass killings, where a firearm was used, have a common thread. Hint #1: They didn’t belong to the NRA. They don’t fit the stereotype of the “red-neck” gun owner. Check it out … Ft Hood: Registered Democrat/Muslim. Columbine: Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals. Virginia Tech: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff. Colorado Theater: Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign;...
  • Arizona GOP candidate says Democrats are behind most mass shootings

    05/18/2014 6:47:39 PM PDT · by windcliff · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-18-14 | Dylan Stableford
    An Arizona rancher and Republican congressional candidate said during a primary debate Saturday that the vast majority of mass shootings in the United States are committed by Democrats. “If you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people,” Gary Kiehne, who is running for the state's 1st U.S. Congressional District, said during Saturday's GOP primary in Florence, Arizona. “So I don’t think you have a problem with the Republicans.” When asked how he would protect gun rights, Kiehne, a hotel owner and member of the...
  • Turn Out

    05/15/2014 4:03:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's spring, an election off year and primaries are in full swing across the country. In my home state of Georgia, the primary is less than a week away, and the ballot is chock full of hotly contested primaries. In the race for the open U.S. Senate seat, a slew of Republican candidates are vying for one of the two spots for the July 22 runoff. These candidates include three sitting congressmen -- Paul Braun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston. The top three candidates in this primary are David Perdue, Jack Kingston and Karen Handel; only one of the sitting...
  • Obama Thinks Blacks Too Stupid to Understand

    05/10/2014 4:06:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2014 | John Ransom
    As Obama kicks off his “You're Too Stupid to Understand” campaign tour, I’d like to make the following observation as a public service reminder: It's not that Obama started believing his press clippings; it's that Obama never for a moment doubted his press clippings. Generally, buying into the fables that the press tells about you-- both good and bad-- is a loser's proposition, especially in politics. Because when reality bumps up against the storyline, the storyline is unsustainable. The government lied about Vietnam. Bill Clinton lied about the Bible: oral sex, it turns out, is still sex. We’re losing the...
  • Republican Party Tea Party vs. Establishment Battle a Source of Strength

    05/09/2014 1:36:43 PM PDT · by dignitasnews
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 9, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    If the generation that matured in the years after the Great War was the Lost Generation, the Millennials are the Last Generation. Not, of course, that there won’t be successive generations, but ours is a generation that is intended to be the final synthesis of experiments in social engineering and central planning. The specter of communism is a simulacrum of its 20th century iterations, and the social democracy eschatology in which the hegemony of the American government could just be assumed has removed the concept from the Millennial’s mind that society would be any other way. History unfolds dialectically, thesis...
  • This Candidate is running to increase liberty- not government Hear Adam Kwasman...

    04/08/2014 10:34:16 PM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 8, 2014 | Staff
      This Candidate is running to increase liberty- not governmentHear what Adam Kwasman, the U.S. Congressional candidate from Arizona, had to say In this week's "On the Campaign Trail" podcast, we are joined by Adam Kwasman.  Adam discusses his campaign for U.S. Congress in Arizona's 1st district where he hopes to defeat Democrat incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick. Adam Kwasman is an economist and member of the Arizona House of Representatives. Adam was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and has worked as an economist, consulting for financial advisors forecasting how taxes, regulations, and legal framework affect future economic growth. He...
  • Surprise: Obama Administration Again Delays Obamacare's Medicare Cuts

    04/08/2014 3:09:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Guy Benson
    obody -- and I mean nobody -- should be surprised by this: Amid heavy pressure from insurers, lawmaker and advocates, the Obama administration has backed off proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage for the second year in a row. They’ll rise by 0.4 percent in 2015 instead of undergoing the originally proposed 1.9 percent cut....“The changes CMS included in the final rate notice will help mitigate the impact on seniors, but the Medicare Advantage program is still facing a reduction in payment rates next year on top of the 6 percent cut to payments in 2014,” said [AHIP] president Karen Ignagni....
  • WH Demands 'Equal Pay for Women,' Pays Own Female Employees Less Than Men

    04/08/2014 9:57:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Carney's points make sense, but don't those exact same arguments apply to the big, bad corporations Democrats are targeting? Of course they do. But that's not the point. As we discussed yesterday, Democrats are hoping to replicate their successful 2012 playbook by shifting voters' focus onto ancillary issues, and away from the political fundamentals. This week they're trotting out equal pay for women in an effort to underscore their "Republican war on women" meme. President Obama is signing two executive orders related to the issue today, while the Senate will debate the Paycheck Fairness Act: Obama's latest foray into the...
  • Democrats in Disarray: Party Frightened, Fractured Over Obamacare

    03/13/2014 5:39:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Guy Benson
    The magnitude of Obamacare's failure is becoming increasingly clear every day. Enrollment rates and demographics are weak. Central promises have been shattered. Affordability remains elusive for millions. Costs for families, small businesses and the federal government are going up. And the uninsured aren't participating. In spite of a parade of delays and "fixes," Reeling from a bellwether special election loss, Democrats find themselves right back where they were in late 2013: Panicked over their poisonous signature law. Back then, they tried to blame "glitches" in the rollout. The problems that persist today cut to the heart of the law itself....
  • Faceoff in Arkansas

    03/12/2014 1:12:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    LITTLE ROCK -- Mark Pryor (Very D-Ark.) is this state's senior senator, and he should be thanked for making the choice in this fall's election for the U.S. Senate here in Arkansas more than crystal clear. Talk about the halogen spotlight of public attention, the senator's comments last week on MSNBC, the perfect partisan forum for them, cast a blinding light not just on his idea of what his race for the Senate is all about, but his idea what the U.S. Senate and indeed political life in general is about. It wasn't just that Sen. Pryor discounted the relevance...
  • Bipartisan: Texas Democrat Wants to Repeal Obamacare and Impeach Obama

    03/07/2014 6:58:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Here's a story too funny to not report. In a field of five, no Democrat senatorial candidate received 50% of the votes in yesterday's Texas primary. As a result, Kesha Rogers is in a runoff with David Alameel on May 27. Rogers will not stand a chance in the runoff as the party will do everything to stop her because her views are "Democratically bizarre" to say the least. According to The Hill ... Rogers supports impeaching President Obama, repealing ObamaCare and “crushing Wall Street.” She also advocates the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act to limit securities trading, and has...
  • It’s the President, Stupid

    03/06/2014 4:48:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2014 | John Ransom
    Our Demander-in-Chief has once again put together a budget so mind boggling stupid, so bereft of credibility that it will spontaneously abort somewhere between the White House and the desk of Senator Harry Reid (D-Who Me?). You can think of Obama’s newest budget as the “legitimate rape” of America. All you really need to know about the budget is this headline from the Washington Post’s Wonk Blog: “Obama budget seeks new spending, new taxes to boost economy, tame debt”. Ha, ha, ha. Stop me if you heard that one before. If we gave the government a buck for every time...
  • Video: McConnell, Megyn Kelly Rip Harry Reid Over Obamacare Smears

    02/27/2014 3:47:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Guy Benson
    We dealt with Harry Reid's contemptible Obamacare comments yesterday, then followed-up by cataloguing the many ways in which his casual "all of them are untrue" smear was offensively false. On Twitter, I vented exasperation at the mainstream media -- which predictably overlooked the remarks -- and at the Republican Party, which seemed incapable of turning Reid's callous attack into a major political headache for Democrats: How is it possible that the RNC/NRSC/NRCC/RGA haven't yet produced an instant attack ad re: @SenatorReid's flaming #Obamacare lie? — Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 26, 2014 Some Senate Republicans did emerge to challenge Reid,...
  • Cory Gardner In For Senate, Ken Buck Switches To House Run

    02/26/2014 6:34:01 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 2/26/14
    News broke this afternoon of a rumor that Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado’s 4th Congressional District would not seek reelection for his House seat and would instead enter the U.S. Senate race to challenge Mark Udall in November. We won’t bury the lede on this, this isn’t just a rumor. It’s a fact. Additionally, Ken Buck will exit the Senate race, endorse Gardner, and then run for the 4th Congressional District himself. This is good news all around for a state party that has been woefully incapable of finding a path to victory in big federal races for the last...
  • Republican Party Needs to Master the Message by Thomas Sowell

    02/21/2014 8:05:27 AM PST · by Innovative · 130 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | FEb 20, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    "The Republican establishment has more than a tactical deficiency, however. They seem to have no principle that they offer or follow with any consistency. Their lack of articulation may be just a reflection of that lack of principle. It is hard to get to the point when you have no point to get to. Ted Cruz filled a void. But the Republican establishment created the void."
  • Senate Democrats: The IRS Must Crack Down on Our Critics Ahead of the Election

    02/14/2014 7:46:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Guy Benson
    You'll recall that our president recently opined that the IRS targeting scandal contained "not even a smidgen" of corruption. He's also asserted that the wrongdoing was not motivated by politics, recycling the thoroughly debunked excuse that it all just amounted to some "bone-headed" decisions "out of a local office." In fact, it was a coordinated campaign of abuse and harassment managed by officials at IRS headquarters in Washington, DC. New allegations from the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee indicate that in addition to wildly disproportionately singling out, slow-rolling, and denying right-leaning organizations seeking tax-free status, the IRS...
  • Obama vows to help Democrats in midterms, including by staying away if necessary

    02/08/2014 8:37:05 AM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 5, 2014 | David Nakamura and Ed O’Keefe,
    President Obama, struggling with low approval ratings after a dispiriting year of setbacks, conceded in private remarks Wednesday that some fellow Democrats might not want his help in this fall’s elections. The candid self-appraisal came during a policy retreat with the Senate Democratic caucus at the Washington Nationals’ stadium, part of a flurry of outreach efforts with congressional Democrats this week focused on crafting strategies for the midterms.
  • State of the Union Cancelled – Will Air Reruns of Previous Speeches Instead

    01/28/2014 6:49:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Will he pivot (again) to job creation? Will there be another major, and unattainable, goal set forth tonight? Will President Barack Obama call on Congress to “work together”? Well… Yeah. In fact, I have been told by very dependable sources, that Obama’s teleprompter will randomly jumble together “highlights” from past speeches for tonight’s State of the Union. And, assuming the word corpsmen is spelled out phonetically, everything should run smoothly. Our cut-and-paste President is expected to underscore his desire to act imperially without the cumbersome process of representative government. He is expected to “address” the income inequality that got worse...
  • Sen. Tim Scott Sees Bright 2014 for Conservatives

    01/25/2014 1:57:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) gave an optimistic speech at the Republican National Committee’s Annual Winter Meeting Friday, simultaneously challenging the president’s record while touting conservatives’ ideal opportunity of taking hold of the government reins in 2014. Scott started by criticizing Obama and the Democrats for failing to tackle the nation’s economic disparity when they had full control of both houses: “Where was their remedy for poverty then? They focused on health care instead." He then listed off some discouraging numbers since President Obama has taken office. For instance, he pointed out the fact that the government is now shelling...
  • How Obama Will Win The 2014 Election – With Help From Karl Rove

    01/20/2014 1:22:00 PM PST · by Main Street · 40 replies
    grasstopsusa ^ | January 20, 2014 | Don Feder
    Conservative iconoclast M. Stanton Evans once aptly remarked that in America: "We have two parties... and only two. One is the evil party, and the other is the stupid party." The evil party gave us ObamaCare, an imperial judiciary and the public morality of a Babylonian brothel. The stupid party gave us Karl Rove. On January 15, The Wall Street Journal ran a Rove commentary, the title of which proclaimed, "Independents Will Decide the 2014 Elections: Debunking the myth that turning out the base alone is enough to win." Republican consultants are the only group whose failures bring them business...