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  • Media Tries to Deny Midterms Are About ObamaCare

    11/04/2014 4:19:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/03/2014 | John Merline
    For some time now, the mainstream press has tried to downplay the importance of Tuesday's midterm elections. It's an election about nothing. Hardly anyone votes in midterms anyway. It's just dark money influencing the outcome. It's anything, it seems, except a huge rebuke of President Obama and his growing list of policy failures should voters give Republicans control of both houses of Congress. This effort to dismiss the significance of the midterms has been particularly evident when it comes to ObamaCare...
  • Women 0-For-4 with Democrats

    11/03/2014 1:29:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Ladies, Democrats fail you in four major ways. You’re 0-for-4 with DFL policies, so vote for politicians who will safeguard your health and freedom. 1.) Gun control renders women vulnerable to rape and mass violence Women are at higher risk than men for becoming victims of rape. And since 75% of teachers are female, according to data from the Education Department, women are also at higher risk for becoming victims of mass school shootings. Democrats like Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Gov. Jerry Brown (signatory of a new bill that tells women: “a nod means undress me”) and President Obama are...
  • Three Reasons Pro-Life People Need to be Involved in the Political Process

    11/03/2014 8:02:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/3/14 | Josh Brahm
    It’s Election Day on Tuesday. (Not a Calvinist holiday. People are voting in booths…) A lot of pro-life advocates are fed up with politics, especially in a state like California where it seems like the pro-life vote doesn’t matter. I have a lot of empathy with people who feel apathetic about the entire political process, but I want to offer a few reasons to stay involved. voteprolife26I spoke at a pro-life conference in Southern California recently put on by California Pro-Life Council, and Bryan Johnston asked me to spend the last part of my speech encouraging the attendees to stay...
  • Gallup poll shows Tea Party supporters the most motivated to vote

    10/24/2014 1:39:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    They’re baaaa-aaack, as Carol Anne said in Poltergeist II. No, not the cheesy ghosts from the cemetery under their house, but the ghosts of the previous midterm election, and they’re about to haunt Democrats. Gallup’s survey from the end of last month shows that the most enthusiastic voters in this cycle are Tea Party supporters — and it’s not even close: Although the Tea Party has not been as visible in this year’s midterm elections as it was in 2010, Tea Party Republicans have given more thought to this year’s elections and are much more motivated to vote than are...
  • A Republican Senate Means Changing the Chairmen

    10/22/2014 11:34:34 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    abc / ap ^ | 10-22-2014 | DONNA CASSATA
    Obama, the former Illinois senator, knows what it will mean for the last two years of his presidency. "If we lose the Senate, for one thing, the way this Senate's been operating, they could end up blocking all my appointments so that I can't get the people I want to be in a position to move my agenda forward," he said in an interview last week on the "Rickey Smiley Morning Show." ''If we lose the Senate, I guarantee you they're going to try to roll back health care legislation again." The new committees would be filled in January or...
  • From patron saint to pariah: how Barack Obama became toxic for Democrats

    10/21/2014 7:33:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Peter Foster
    It has been a stunning reversal of fortunes for Mr Obama, whose celebrity status helped get Democrats elected in several Republican states in 2008 – states which the party is now desperately struggling to defend. With less than two weeks to go until the November 4 polling day, we track the travails of the man who once walked on political water. Indeed, so toxic has Mr Obama’s name apparently become that when Ms Lundergan Grimes was asked if she had ever actually voted for Mr Obama, the 35-year-old lawyer declined to answer. The president’s sheen may have faded for the...
  • Social conservatives target pro-gay marriage Republicans

    10/16/2014 11:28:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Social conservatives are making a last-ditch effort to stop Republicans who support gay marriage, looking to torpedo their campaigns ahead of next month’s elections. But they don't just have 2014 in their sights — they’re already turning one eye to 2016, with the goal of defeating pro-gay marriage Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). The National Organization for Marriage is making robocalls attacking a trio of socially liberal Republicans, including a pair of openly gay House candidates, California’s Carl DeMaio and Massachusetts’ Richard Tisei, plus Oregon Senate nominee Monica Wehby, who supports same-sex marriage. The organization is also openly discussing ways to...
  • Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Flight Restrictions From Ebola Stricken Countries

    10/15/2014 7:59:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The Obama administration is still refusing to issue travel restrictions from Ebola stricken countries in West Africa to the United States, arguing that isolating those regions could make the problem worse. But a new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows the vast majority of Americans from both sides of the political aisle want entry restrictions put into place. Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they are concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the United States, and about the same amount say they want flight restrictions from the countries in West Africa where the disease has quickly spread. A new poll from the Washington...
  • Chuck Todd: Should Conservatives 'Surrender in the Culture Wars'?

    10/12/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 72 replies
    News Busters ^ | 10/12/2014 (2:44 PM EDT) | Jeffrey Meyer
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear several Appeals Court cases on gay marriages, which resulted in bans on gay marriage being struck down in numerous states across the country. Following the Supreme Court's decision to punt on the issue of gay marriage, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd saw this as a sign that social conservatism was declining and obnoxiously asked "it is time for conservatives to surrender in the culture wars?" After playing a pre-packaged segment on the evolution of social conservatism in the United States, the NBC host did his best to portray social conservatives as...
  • Karl Rove: GOP Will Take Over Senate - Barely (Rove predicts McConnell will lose) !

    10/12/2014 5:56:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 10/12/14 | Greg Richter
    GOP strategist Karl Rove is predicting nine states will flip from Democrat to Republican in the November 4 Senate elections, but he's also predicting three will go the other way. If he's right, that would still give Republicans control of the Senate by the slimmest of margins — 51-49. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Rove listed his predictions for Republican pickups — from most- to least-likely — as Montana, West Virginia, South Dakota, Alaska, Louisiana, Arkansas, Iowa, Colorado and North Carolina. His predictions for GOP losses were Kansas, Georgia and Kentucky. Rove predicted a "barn burner" in South Dakota, where...
  • President 0b0la is Helping the Democrats Lose the Senate

    10/12/2014 6:39:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    Vanity | Oct. 12, 2014 | Vanity
    With the inept Republicans not addressing anything of importance to strengthen their message to the American public to vote for them in November, a sudden result of the President's incompetence has surfaced.EBOLA on American shores!Even the lame stream media are reporting this.The sheeple who are usually more concerned about what's happening with Jay Z and Beyoncé have heard about this.Are they worried, we shall see in November.The sheeple usually vote with their pocketbooks, or skin color, I think this election, the sheeple may just vote for their and their families survival.Thank you President 0b0la!
  • As Deadline Nears, Khamenei Lays Out Impossible Red Lines for Nuclear Talks (190,000 centrifuges)

    10/12/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 12, 2014 1:42 pm
    Some six weeks before the conclusion of crucial nuclear talks between P5+1 world powers and Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a Twitter feed he is believed to operate, posted a graphic laying out 11 non-negotiable “red lines,” beyond which his country’s negotiators would, presumably, not budge. “During the past year, Ayatollah Khamenei, in line with his support for the Iranian negotiators, has also stressed on the Iranian nation’s rights and has called it necessary to observe the red lines in the course of the nuclear talks,” the infographic, which was posted on Sunday, said. The talks with the P5+1 include...
  • LIB COLUMNIST: Ebola Becoming “Political Nightmare” for Democrats

    10/12/2014 7:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 12, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Remember when Obama said… “Chances of Ebola Outbreak in U.S. Extremely Low.”(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Today the second confirmed Ebola case was announced in Dallas, Texas. Dr. David Lakey, Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner, said officials are still unsure how this happened. New Yorker columnist John Cassidy: Ebola Becoming Election Nightmare for Democrats New Yorker columnist John Cassidy wrote an article last week on how the politics of Ebola could spell electoral doom for the Democrats should more cases arise in the U.S. “Welcome to the great Ebola scare of 2014, which pits an increasingly jumpy American public against the technocrats of...
  • The Coming Democrat Bloodbath: Don Your HazMat Suits

    10/10/2014 10:17:10 AM PDT · by IChing · 47 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/10/14 | Donald Joy
    It was pretty ugly back in 2006. War fatigue and the sharp political divisions over Operation Iraqi Freedom combined with residual fallout over the federal response to Hurricane Katrina. President Bush’s popularity had steadily declined, partly also due to his base’s disgust with him pushing amnesty for illegal aliens. He watched his Grand Old Party get massacred at the polls, losing control of both houses of congress in the mid-term elections that November. Democrats were elated. The preceding several years of humiliation and defeat were over, and they sensed their continuing resurgence. Sure enough, they parlayed their catbird seat all...
  • Why Democrats may keep the Senate

    10/08/2014 8:09:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/08/2104 | John Podhoretz
    [SNIP} So why aren’t Republicans sitting pretty? The answer, I think, is far more technical than ideological. Democrats are vastly superior when it comes to the mechanics of American politics, and have been for nearly a decade, while the GOP’s technical skills have withered since 2004. President George W. Bush was re-elected in ’04 with a vote total 22 percent larger than in 2000, in part because the GOP harnessed the power of volunteers to get out the vote block by block in key states. Democrats, who’d begun to master the use of the Internet as an organizing tool in...
  • Should Nationalizing Elections With Either The Koch Brothers Or Obama Be Eschewed?

    10/08/2014 7:13:33 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    10/8/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Should election campaigns and the candidates themselves - be it in Iowa with Bruce Braley (D) saying his rival Joni Ernst (R) is tied to the hip of the Koch Brothers or be it Tom Cotton in Arkansas (R) saying his rival Mark Pryor (D) is tied to the hip of Obama - eschew such tactics? In summation... Should both sides (be it the candidates and PACs on the Republican and Democrat side) eschew this political tactic, or should both sides continue to employ this tactic - and how is the MSM figuring into the dissemination of this political tactic?
  • PANETTA: OBAMA HAS GIVEN UP

    10/07/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/07/2014
    Tuesday on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared President Barack Obama's approach to be like a law professor, however without the aspect of rolling up his sleeves and to get the job done. Instead he suggested Obama has given up. Panetta said, "He [Obama] approaches things like a law professor in presenting a logic of his position. There is nothing wrong with that. We want to have a president who thinks through the issues. My experience in Washington is that logic alone doesn't work. Once you lay out a position, you are going to roll up...
  • Obama Booed During PSA at Michigan State Football Game

    10/07/2014 7:23:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/07/2014 | Paula Bolyard
    Obama came on the scoreboard and unanimous "boo" went through the stadium #spartyon— Jake Wasko (@jake_wasko) October 5, 2014   Most interesting MSU student section cheer today? booed loudly when Obama was shown on video board.— Kelly Weber (@StateLady) October 5, 2014  According to reports on Twitter and from several individuals who called into the Rush Limbaugh Show on Monday, President Obama was enthusiastically booed when he appeared in a public service announcement shown on the scoreboard video screen at Michigan State University during Saturday’s football game against Nebraska.The “It’s On Us” PSA, which features a parade of celebrities...
  • GOP Remains (Mostly) Silent on Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Move

    10/07/2014 6:59:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/7/14 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    To see how the politics of gay marriage has changed in this country in 11 years, revisit this Nov. 19, 2003 New York Times piece after the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the state: House Majority Leader Tom DeLay denounced what he said was a “runaway judiciary”; the Republican National Committee said the decision “could be an issue” in the upcoming presidential contest; and an aide to a Democratic presidential candidate predicted the subject “is going to come up again and again.” And, well, in 2004, a strong argument can be made....
  • Cruz: Amend U.S. Constitution to Preserve Marriage Bans

    10/07/2014 6:50:49 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 70 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Aman Batheja
    div class="photo_caption">U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in an interview with The Washington Post's Dan Balz at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 20, 2014. Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for same-sex marriage bans to be lifted in five states, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called Monday for amending the U.S. Constitution to prevent either the federal government or the U.S. Supreme Court from overturning a state's ban on same-sex marriage.Cruz announced his plans in a statement Monday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to let stand appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriages in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah,...