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  • “Ya Gotta Know When to Fold ‘Em” - An Open Letter to Jason Allen

    08/12/2010 12:49:19 PM PDT · by jenk · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/12/10 | eburke
    Been thinking a lot about one of my favorite Country tunes ever since you and Dr. Dan Benishek fought to almost a draw in your primary race. If my information is correct, Dr. Dan held a 1-vote lead over you on Election Night. Now, with the canvass of all the counties complete, that lead has “stretched” to 15 votes. That means that Dr. Benishek continues to cling to the narrowest of margins, and you are looking at another old saying: “So close, and yet so far.” And now you have a major, strategic decision to make. Do you accept the...
  • Note to Jason Allen: There's no *I* in "Team"

    08/12/2010 10:09:29 AM PDT · by jenk · 7 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/12/10 | Dave Poff
    Jason Allen and Dan Benishek faced off in what proved to be a very tight GOP primary on August 3 for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District seat once occupied by Bart Stupak. At the end of the night, Benishek was up by a single vote. In the days since, as each precinct and each county has been working to review and verify and certify, Allen and Benishek have had to ready legal teams and file paperwork and assemble staff in order to prepare for a recount fight…should one come. That decision rests soley on Allen’s shoulders. Over those 9 days Benishek’s...
  • The People Have Spoken--Dan Benishek wins MI01 Primary by 15

    08/12/2010 10:02:34 AM PDT · by jenk · 16 replies
    Benishek Campaign | 01/12/10 | Jesse Osmer
    THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN All the votes have been counted, the counties have certified their votes, and Dr. Dan Benishek is the winner IRON MOUNTAIN, MI - Seven days of certification meetings across the 1st District have resulted in the final lead for Republican grassroots candidate Dr. Dan Benishek rising from 1 to 15. One of the largest districts in the United States, the 1st Congressional District consists of 31 counties. Boards of Canvassers were required to meet and verify the numbers submitted to the Secretary of State by the 17th, but all have completed certifying their tallies as of...
  • Benishek Up As Counties Continue to Certify Primary Results (MI-01 primary recount)

    08/09/2010 6:40:49 PM PDT · by randita · 12 replies · 2+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 8/9/10 | Tricia Miller
    Benishek Up As Counties Continue to Certify Primary Results By Tricia Miller | August 9, 2010 6:46 PM Surgeon Dan Benishek leads state Sen. Jason Allen in the county-level canvassing process sorting out last week's tight Republican primary results in Michigan's 1st district. With 16 of 31 counties certifying their results, Benishek is ahead by 18 votes, according to his campaign. After the initial unofficial vote count, Benishek was just one vote ahead of Allen in the northern Michigan district currently represented by retiring Rep. Bart Stupak (D). The count: 27,091 to 27,090. Once the counties certify the results, the...
  • GOP deadlocked for Stupak seat (one vote difference)

    08/05/2010 4:52:28 AM PDT · by randita · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/4/10 | Kasie Hunt
    GOP deadlocked for Stupak seat By: Kasie Hunt August 4, 2010 03:55 PM EDT One vote: That's all that separates the two Republicans vying for the right to seek retiring Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak's House seat. The unofficial vote tally kept by the Michigan secretary of state's office showed physician Dan Benishek with 27,091 votes Wednesday, compared with 27,090 for state Sen. Jason Allen. (The Associated Press gave Benishek a slightly larger, 12-vote lead.) It's a margin so slim that the top two primary finishers could remain in limbo through weeks or even months of ballot-counting and litigation. And...
  • Primary race for MI01--To Replace Stupak

    08/03/2010 11:31:53 PM PDT · by jenk · 6 replies · 9+ views
    08/04/10 | me
    The race in MI01 has Benishek winning by 102 votes. If Allen wants he can ask for a recount, but they rarely get more than a dozen + or - We will see. Allen got Alcona, Alger, Antrim, Arenac, Bay, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Crawford, Emmet, Gladwin,Mackinaw, Montmorency,Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle. Benishek got Alpena, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iosco, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Marquette, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft, and Stupaks home county, Menominee. Map of Michigan CountiesIt's basically the UP and Alpena and Iosco, for Benishek. Allen got the LP and Alger minus a very important Alpena. Let's hope this stands.
  • “If you have to say you are, you aren’t.”

    07/28/2010 4:29:37 AM PDT · by jenk · 16 replies · 3+ views
    me | 07/28/10 | Jen Kuznicki
    The Great Margaret Thatcher is quoted as saying, "Power is like being a lady, if you have to say you are, you aren't." Margaret Thatcher is one of those people you do not have to describe when it comes to conservatism. You would never say, Conservative Margaret Thatcher for instance. She just is. So to paraphrase her, "Being a conservative is like being a lady, if you have to say you are, you aren't." The most laughable moments in debates and mailings coming from the Allen campaign in the race for Michigan's First District, are the number of times Allen...
  • NAACP criticizes Webb; Allen makes distinction

    07/28/2010 2:02:11 AM PDT · by Nickname · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 27, 2010 | JIM NOLAN AND TYLER WHITLEY
    An opinion article by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., advocating an end to government diversity programs is drawing fire from the head of the Virginia chapter of the NAACP. "We vehemently disagree with your analysis and wonder if serving in the elite, rich, United States Senate has skewed your vision of the world in which we live," wrote executive director King Salim Khalfani. "Your opponent then and coming, George Allen, would not have had the gall to write about the 'myth of white privilege' even though I am sure he feels that way."
  • Benishek will repeal, Jason will overhaul

    05/25/2010 7:17:53 AM PDT · by jenk · 22 replies · 207+ views ^ | 05/25/10 | Jen Kuznicki
    From a news release May 20th, 2010: BENISHEK PLEDGES TO REPEAL OBAMACARE Iron River, MI – Dr. Benishek pledged this week to sponsor legislation to repeal the Obamacare Bill that was forced through Congress by the Democrats earlier this year, with Bart Stupak delivering the pivotal support necessary for passage. He signed the Club for Growth pledge, aboard a bus while finishing the last stretch of his “Enough if Enough” tour of Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. “The so called “Health Care Reform Bill passed by Congress earlier was not the will of the people and it will not increase the...
  • Roman Polanski, Pay Your Debt to Society

    05/21/2010 7:05:55 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 5 replies · 304+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 05-21-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    It should be stated that Hollywood and European liberals alike follow the same mindset as Woody Allen that Polanski is more victim than criminal. To these disconnected liberals, prima-facie evidence of Polanski’s suffering is apparent to them because in hiding from his sentence in the U.S., he has been denied total freedom to travel. I guess it is true that the filmmaker has been denied the penthouses and fancy cars of America and has been reduced to merely basking in the penthouses and fancy cars of other countries.
  • Woody Allen says President Obama should be granted dictatorial powers (seriously)

    05/17/2010 12:30:29 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 126 replies · 2,538+ views ^ | May 17, 2010
    Woody Allen has a strange take on the democracy that allowed him to become rich and famous. The "Scoop" director said it would be a cool idea for President Barack Obama to be dictator for for a few years. Why? So he could get things done without all the hassle of opposing views getting in the way. In an interview published by Spanish language newspaper La Vanguardia (that we translated), Allen says “I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.” But wait - there's...
  • Jason Allen, Traverse City, and the First District

    04/25/2010 8:02:01 AM PDT · by jenk · 6 replies · 239+ views ^ | 4/25/10 | jennerationx
    The overwhelming majority of the current 1st district is infinitely different than the Traverse City area, and it is disconcerting that Allen would presume to represent most firsters. The TC area is the home of Michael Moore’s yearly film festival, and is a play spot of many celebrities and government officials. There is a valid concern that Senator Allen, a politician who has not been living the life of a person from the vast tundra of the first district, nor has he represented 74% of the district, could win his party’s nomination, and would be attacked relentlessly by the Democratic...
  • Jason Allen: Career Politician Wants Stupak's Seat

    04/22/2010 8:59:35 PM PDT · by jenk · 12 replies · 552+ views
    Michigan News and Views ^ | 4/22/10 | C.J. Williams
    Jason Allen is a forty-seven year old career politician from Michigan’s Grand Traverse County who became active in Republican politics while still in high school. Some speculate he aspires to become governor of the state someday, which might explain his ‘hands-across-the aisle’, bipartisan mentality and willingness to cater to special interest groups and snake oil salesmen with deep pockets. Following graduation from Traverse City High he earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in fashion merchandising at Miami University in Ohio. Allen returned to Traverse City where he went through the rigors of National Guard training and worked...
  • Allen West @ Iraq Veterans For Congress

    02/23/2010 8:06:55 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies · 127+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-10 | Skye
    Video I shot at CPAC of Lt. Col. Allen West. Iraq Veterans For Congress (IVC). [VIDEO AT SITE] What is IVC? Iraq Veterans for Congress PAC, or IVC, is a federally registered political action committee supporting the congressional campaigns of conservative Republican Iraq Veterans. We look for conservative Republican veterans who are determined to become a voice for our troops, military families, and hardworking patriotic Americans who believe that our country, our Constitution and our way of life are worth fighting for. Read more at
  • Allen ‘Not Closing Any Doors’ To Webb Rematch In 2012

    01/26/2010 3:41:00 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 38 replies · 651+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/26/2010 | David Hogberg
    Will ex-GOP Sen. George Allen of Virginia challenge the man who unseated him in 2006, Sen. Jim Webb? “I’m not closing any doors,” Allen told IBD. “Right now I’ve founded the American Energy Freedom Center and am advocating positive ideas on energy. “As far as political efforts, I’ll be helping out candidates in Virginia and around the country who share my common-sense conservative principles.
  • Oh, For Pete's Sake

    12/18/2009 6:03:37 AM PST · by Hube · 3 replies · 355+ views
    The Colossus of Rhodey ^ | 12/17/09 | Hube
    Linda Wallace in a column in last week's Philly Daily News typifies the utter nonsense that is the modern "diversity" and "multicultural" movement, not to mention the modern hypocrisy on matters racial. Titled "The true value of A.I." (as in Allen Iverson), the third paragraph alone signifies how clueless Wallace is: In many ways, Iverson was a 21st-century barrier-buster. Like Jackie Robinson, the little guy with the big heart challenged America's racial biases. He was the first NBA player to wear cornrows, which prompted some to wonder if he was "too black." His off-court fashions came straight from music videos:...
  • 4 Charged With Helping Washington ...[Monster] Kill 4 Police Officers

    12/04/2009 10:54:14 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 99 replies · 2,664+ views
    Fox News (AP) ^ | Dec. 4, 2009 | Staff
    TACOMA, Wash. — Authorities have charged four people with aiding the man accused of killing four Washington state police officers and plan on indicting two more in what investigators call a network of friends and relatives that helped Maurice Clemmons avoid capture. Rickey Hinton, 47, pleaded not guilty Thursday at his arraignment to three counts of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frederick Flemming ordered him held on $2 million bail. Court documents accuse Hinton, Clemmons' half brother, of lying to police Sunday when they stopped him for questioning near the property owned by Clemmons where Hinton...
  • White House Press Corps Happy to Attend Barack Obama's Off-the-Record BBQ

    07/09/2009 7:19:02 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 29 replies · 2,771+ views
    Gawker ^ | 7/9/09 | John Cook
    Reporters from roughly 30 television networks, newspapers, magazines, and web sites celebrated the Fourth of July with Barack Obama at the White House last weekend. Why didn't you know that? Because they were sworn to secrecy. We reported yesterday that Politico's Mike Allen was spotted milling about as a guest at the White House's "backyard bash" by the pool reporter, who was allowed into the event for 40 minutes and kept in a pen before being ushered out. When Allen quoted from the pool report in his Playbook column the next day, he deleted a reference to his own name...
  • info on missing Keyes/Obama debate tape

    12/02/2008 9:12:20 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 26 replies · 4,304+ views
    democratic ^ | unknown | jaxright
    1st post:(keep in mind jaxright is a newbee as stated) I was looking for a video that I ran across recently from the 2004 Keyes/Obama Senate race debates where Keyes stated :"You are not even a Natural born citizen" to which Barack Obama replied: "That's OK, I am not running for president, I am only running for Senate." Has anyone else seen this? I can't seem to find it again. follow blog down to end..response from Keyes
  • The Man Behind the Whispers About Obama (Free Republic mentioned)

    10/12/2008 8:21:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies · 5,070+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Monday, October 13, 2008 | Jim Rutenberg
    The most persistent falsehood about Senator Barack Obama's background first hit in 2004 just two weeks after the Democratic convention speech that arguably set him on the path to his presidential candidacy: "Obama is a Muslim who has concealed his religion." That statement was contained in a press release and it spun a complex tale about the alleged ancestry of Obama, who is Christian. The press release was picked up by the conservative Web site and spread virally and steadily as others elaborated on its claims over the years in e-mail messages, Web sites and, ultimately, books. It continues...