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  • The Current "Hillary Brain Freeze" Video is Excessive, Will Cause Sympathy From The Undecided

    08/09/2016 5:43:22 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 72 replies
    Freep | 8/9/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    The monstrosity of Hillary is that she fully supports unjustified homicide against innocent children, on the pretext that to do otherwise would curtail unlimited sexual freedom. But the "Hillary Brain Freeze" video currently trending shows nothing at all unusual, and will give fuel to Democrat claims that Hillary is being "persecuted". It should be roundly condemned by Trump, otherwise it will backfire on him.  youtube.com/watch?v=NlxWckQbpugI have always been a resolute enemy of the Klinton Krime Krewe. But I noted the press going over the top against Bubba about 1998, about matters concerned with Kenneth Starr. I regard the whole Monicagate...
  • CAIR prodding Muslim women to speak out against Trump

    08/01/2016 7:05:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | DANIEL CHAITIN
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations is urging Muslim women to speak out against Donald Trump after the Republican nominee suggested that Ghazala Khan, the wife of Khizr Khan, was silent during his speech at the Democratic National Convention last week because she was forbidden from saying anything. The Khans' son was killed in 2004 while serving as a U.S. soldier in Iraq. CAIR put out a press release Sunday urging Muslim women activists to take to Twitter between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT Monday to tweet "about who they are and how they speak out," using the hashtag #CanYouHearUsNow.
  • Cruz’s favorable rating nosedives after Trump non-endorsement

    07/25/2016 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Ed mentioned this in passing in the last post but it deserves extra attention. How often do you see a guy’s favorable rating within his own party cut nearly in half in the span of two weeks? Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before the convention, just 33% have one now.
  • Ted Cruz’s Donald Trump burn may have backfired ( Cruz's "Likeability Tanked")

    07/25/2016 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 76 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 25, 2016 , 11:57am | Amber Phillps
    Former 2016 presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) encouraged voters to head to the polls in November, but did not specifically endorse Donald Trump. The crowd booed as he ended his speech and Trump entered the arena. To the extent we can measure these things, it looks like Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Tex.) big gamble -- refusing to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican convention last week -- may have been a bad bet, at least with Republicans. A new CNN/ORC poll finds that Cruz's public image among Republicans dropped some 50 percent from his image pre-convention. Before the convention, almost...
  • Clinton burns through $500,000/day on ineffective attack ads that seem to be making Trump Stronger

    07/25/2016 9:00:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The frustration that Hillary Clinton is feeling as she chases Donald Trump around the battleground state must be palpable. Make no mistake, the “scientific” polls showing her ahead of Trump aren’t fooling Hillary. She knows she’s trailing already. Clinton’s situation reminds us of the old story about the dog food CEO who holds an emergency meeting because sales are stagnant. With fire in his voice the CEO screams at his executive core asking: Why, if they have the best packaging; the best placement and the best prices are sales flat? No one wanted to speak but after a minute of...
  • Democrat-funded protests backfire as officer killings boost support for police

    07/18/2016 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The horrifying slayings of eight law enforcement officers in the past 10 days may come back to haunt Democrats funding protests against police behind the scenes in hopes of energizing black voters in November. Instead of juicing turnout for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the unrest may wind up backfiring by whipping up public sympathy for police and creating an opportunity for Republicans to run on a law-and-order message, analysts say. “The proof of that will be on Election Day. But I would say the problem with the strategy is that it has contributed to a climate of support...
  • CBS News Crew Tried to Show How Easy it Was to Buy an AR-15… It Backfired BIG TIME

    06/18/2016 9:33:31 AM PDT · by orchestra · 29 replies
    Tribunist ^ | 6/17/2016 | Tribunist Staff
    A CBS News crew decided to join apparently dozens of journalists across the country this week and purchase an AR-15 rifle on camera to show “how easy” it was to purchase a firearm by sending reporter Paula Reid to purchase one of these rifles, along with ammunition, from a Virginia gun shop. (Video at link)
  • Attacks against Trump backfire on the conspiracy of dunces

    06/05/2016 5:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 4, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Are President Obama, Hillary Clinton and violent leftists in cahoots to elect Donald Trump? Or are they just idiots? The evidence is overwhelming that they all belong to a conspiracy — either of secret GOP sympathizers or of dunces. Those are the only options after Democrats took turns denouncing Trump in ways that actually bolstered the potency of his arguments. Three examples tell the tale. First, Obama traveled to Indiana to deliver what aides called his first attempt to influence the election. That’s a lie, of course, but not the biggest one of the day. No. 1 would be Obama’s...
  • Tomasky: How Anti-Trump Violence Could Elect Him

    06/04/2016 3:56:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 3, 2016 | Michael Tomasky
    Americans admire protest movements and civil disobedience, but they draw the line at violence, so harassing and beating up Trump supporters could do him a lot of good. My central supposition about this election is that Donald Trump will lose because most regular middle Americans just won’t vote to make that man their president. This has nothing to do with ideology. It’s just about Trump. Not everyone out there adores Hillary Clinton by a long shot, and I understand well that for a lot of people this is a choice between beef liver and lumpfish, but I just think at...
  • Rush: The leftist attack on Trump fans in San Jose is anti-American — and it’ll backfire

    06/03/2016 4:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Rushbo, right on both counts. It wasn’t so much an anti-Trump riot, Limbaugh notes, as an anti-Trump-supporter riot “since they are really violently protesting … American citizens exercising their constitutional right to express their political opinion.” Indeed. Anti-American, straight up. And the more violence there is aimed at Trump and his fans, especially by people waving Mexican flags, the more swing voters will conclude that an authoritarian whose centerpiece proposal involves a border wall might be just what the doctor ordered after all. He’s also right that some well-known lefties were quick to denounce the riot last...
  • Attacks on Trump Backfire

    06/03/2016 4:49:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's gonna backfire. This is what they don't get. I don't care how effective people think it was, I don't care how good, how devastating, whatever people think, it's gonna backfire. It's the thing nobody figures out. All these attacks on Trump, they backfire on the people that launch them. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Drive-Bys are so excited over these riots. Well, some of them are. Actually, some of the Drive-Bys were repulsed by what they saw. We'll have sound bites coming up. The Drive-Bys are also orgasmic over Hillary's foreign policy speech yesterday, which wasn't a...
  • Panicked Esquire Liberal Worries that 'Rioting Only Makes Trump Stronger'

    06/03/2016 7:09:58 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 3, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Esquire magazine writer Charles Pierce must be in a state of panic after the events following yesterday's Donald Trump rally in San Jose, California when anti-Trump protesters violently attacked Trump supporters. Last week Pierce wrote that such attacks only help Trump and that has him extremely worried. Unfortunately for him, even some his fellow liberal journalists such as Emmett Rensin, who was today suspended from Vox, still haven't got a clue on just how incredibly counter-productive such riots are. 
  • Rioting Only Makes Trump Stronger (lefties find their tactics backfire)

    06/03/2016 7:10:43 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies
    esquire.com ^ | MAY 25, 2016 | CHARLES P. PIERCE
    With that in mind, I would like to humbly suggest that those people who gather to protest the appearances of He, Trump kindly stop being such predictable tools for those really dark forces that are gathering around the presumptive Republican nominee. Jesus H. Christ on a satellite feed, stop making it so easy for them. What happened in Albuquerque Tuesday night not only was pointless, it was utterly stupid. It gave the campaign of He, Trump enough footage to create campaign ads all the way through his re-election campaign in 2020. It gave cable news a chance to monger some...
  • Every Hillary Clinton Attack On Trump Backfires On Her. Every Single One.

    06/02/2016 5:20:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    o, for the umpteenth time in the last several weeks, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is attempting to explain to Americans how she will take on wild card Donald Trump in the general election. And for the umpteenth time, she’s failing. A woman with all the charm of a 1980s-era withered plastic sofa cover will try to outplay a man who got famous being likeable on television. And she’ll do it with policy! POLICY, I TELL YOU! According to The New York Times today, Hillary’s speech today in San Diego will target Trump over his foreign policy incoherence: The argument will include...
  • The expulsion that backfired: When Iraq kicked out its Jews

    05/31/2016 11:39:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5-31-2016 | Edwin Black
    Bent on destroying Israel, and gripped by vicious anti-Semitism, Baghdad ‘pauperized’ its Jews and forced them to leave for the nascent Jewish state in 1951-2. It believed Israel would collapse under the strain. But the immigrants ultimately helped Israel thrive, and it was Iraq that suffered After Adolf Hitler’s defeat in May 1945, many Nazis melted away from the Reich, smuggled out by such organizations as the infamous Odessa group and the lesser-known Catholic lay network Intermarium, as well as the CIA and KGB. They ensured the continuation of the Nazi legacy in the postwar Arab world. Egypt was a...
  • Violent anti-Trump protesters only boost support for Trump

    05/25/2016 9:57:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-16 | DrJohn
    And wait until you see how the left wing media portrayed what happened. Donald Trump held a rally in New Mexico yesterday. Protesters were on hand but simple protest was not enough. Exercising their rights was not enough. They decided they were going to suppress the rights of Trump and of those who attended the rally. They lit fires and threw rocks and bottles at police, some of whom were injured. They assaulted a wheelchair-bound Trump supporter while chanting "Stop the hate!" (video at the link) https://youtu.be/-qhyJQvHiosThere was violence both inside and outside the rally. As far away as Pakistan it was reported...
  • Chick-fil-A Dominates in NYC Despite de Blasio's Call for a Boycott

    05/12/2016 12:16:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a city-wide boycott of Chick-fil-A last week, and it appears the people of New York have answered that call. The answer is a resounding "no." Both midtown Manhattan locations are reportedly raking it in, with long lunchtime lines that often stretch around the block. Chick-fil-A boycott in New York not getting much traction ... https://t.co/KkYczjfXQf @ChickfilA @toddstarnes pic.twitter.com/Fs0Ogxq01L— Joni Hannigan (@JoniHannigan) May 5, 2016Last week, Mayor de Blasio-- who is currently fending off several state and federal ethics probes -- urged New Yorkers to avoid eating at the politically incorrect eating establishment. "What the...
  • Colorado CRUZ GOPe BACKFIRE ! ! !

    04/11/2016 5:35:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 248 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | YouTube
    Ted Cruz's SELF SERVING effort Helping to Destroy The GOPe by BYPASSING the VOTER to TAKE DELEGATES. This fellow in the video was a Republican Party State Delegate in Colorado. He was removed from his position because he voted for TRUMP. Not having a Primary, No Caucus, NO PUBLIC VOTE and CRUZ gets All THE DELEGATES. That is Disenfranchising the voters . . . and you don't think their will be a price to pay!
  • CONFRONTED: Another Wisconsin Radio Interview Blows Up in Trump's Face

    03/29/2016 3:22:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 106 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 March 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    Yesterday's hero was Charlie Sykes on WTMJ for the way he pinned Trump to the wall in a Easter weekend radio interview... real good stuff if you didn't catch it.  -HERE- Today we have Vicki McKenna at WISN doing more of the same  -so is it suddenly open season on Trump now? As the MSM's refusal to cover the news accurately gave rise to Breitbart and Drudge -and subsequently those two sold-out to Trump and are now creating an online market for the reality-based coverage they refuse to do- the 'conservative' media's daily tongue-bath of Trump has obviously created a MASSIVE...
  • As predicted, polling shows Romney speech only solidified Trump’s support

    03/08/2016 3:03:23 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    Flop. As we’ve discussed previously, Mitt Romney’s attack on Donald Trump was as transparently hypocritical as it was misguided. Here was a two-time failed candidate levying a series of charges against Trump - most of which Harry Reid had previously used against Romney himself. It was the weakest of cheap shots. Within a day it became clear to anyone who was watching the 2016 election that the speech had succeeded only in that it further divided the GOP or strengthened Trump’s position. It was, to be blunt, a grotesque miscalculation. Now we know that what we assumed during that first...
  • New poll shows Romney speech reinforced Trump support

    03/08/2016 7:10:34 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 8,2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    . One of the more “establishment” Republicans — the party’s previous presidential nominee — got up last week to denounce the man who has captured the imagination of anti-establishment voters in an effort to derail his candidacy. Did Mitt Romney’s speech have any impact on voter decisions? Indeed it did, according to Morning Consult — it made Donald Trump’s voters more likely to continue supporting him: Thirty-one percent of GOP voters said they were more likely to vote for Trump, while 20 percent said less likely, and 43 percent said it had no impact either way. The poll, which was...
  • Voters get mad at Romney, double down on Trump

    03/05/2016 6:44:39 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 79 replies
    The Star ^ | 3/4/2016 | Alexander Panetta
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—The establishment of the Republican party is playing with fire by seeking to smother Donald Trump. Because the embers of rebellion are crackling in this Florida retirement community. Trump-supporting seniors here are unfalteringly determined to cross the street in two weeks, enter the local polling station, and vote for the swirly-haired scourge of party elites. They exude indifference to an anybody-but-Trump strategy, articulated by Mitt Romney and proposed by the party bigshots desperate to wrest the nomination on the convention floor. The party’s 2012 nominee proposed the following: Voters should rally behind Marco Rubio in the March 15...
  • Statement from (Iowa) Secretary of State Paul Pate Regarding Misleading Mailer from Cruz

    01/30/2016 1:07:24 PM PST · by springwater13 · 520 replies
    Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law. Accusing citizens of Iowa of a "voting violation" based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting. Any insinuation or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses. Additionally, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office never "grades" voters. Nor does...
  • Congress to Consider Easing Passage into U.S. for Immigrants

    12/09/2015 5:36:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 104 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 9,2015 | Adam Kredo
    Congress is set to vote on Thursday on what some have called an “unprecedented” right that would allow immigrants easier access to relocate to the United States, according to new legislation offered by a Democratic senator. The legislation, which is being offered by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) as an amendment to a larger bill governing nuclear safety, would prohibit the U.S. government from barring any individual from entering the country based on their religion. “This amendment will establish the progressive goal of creating a right to global migration, their solution to global income inequality,” the source said. “This is...
  • Brave Judge Refuses to Throw Accused White Cop to the Mob, Sums Up Ruling in 1 EPIC Sentence

    05/25/2015 10:28:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John O’Donnell did something absolutely amazing on Saturday, when he chose to acquit white Cleveland cop Michael Brelo of manslaughter in the 2012 killing of two lawbreakers who sent police on a 22-mile car chase. “Brelo’s entire use of deadly force was a constitutionally reasonable response to an objectionably reasonably perceived threat of great bodily harm,” the judge announced. He added, “I will not sacrifice him to the public frustrated by historical mistreatment at the hands of other officers.” What occurred in 2012 was that a couple, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, were driving past...
  • Post-Soviet Aircraft Graveyard Discovered on Abandoned Far East Russian Air Base

    11/28/2014 5:06:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    Urban Ghosts ^ | 7 September 2011 / 6 | Urban Ghosts
    During the Cold War CIA and U.S. Air Force pilots risked life and limb to spy on the Soviet Union. Today, we too can peer behind the former Iron Curtain, all from the comfort of our personal computers. Intriguingly, such virtual exploration has revealed abandoned military bases in the far reaches of Russia that – even today – house the rusting remnants of the feared Soviet bomber force. Littered with at least 18 gutted Tupolev Tu-22M Backfires of the 444th Heavy Bomber Regiment, Vozdvizhenka air base resembles a post-apocalyptic landscape. Entering this barren place, located near Ussuriysk in the Primorsky...
  • How Dems' plans to play Hispanic card crashed and burned in New Mexico

    11/10/2014 7:21:12 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/10/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A devastating blow has been dealt to Democrats’ plans to capitalize on the growing Hispanic population of the United States, playing on immigration concerns to create a solid voting bloc even larger than that of African-Americans. From an altitude of 30,000 feet, ethnic politics seem so simple and basic, but on the ground, in places like New Mexico’s Second Congressional District along the southern border, things get a bit more complicated.
  • Russia’s Backfire Bomber Is Back!

    06/16/2014 6:17:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 13, 2014 | Thomas Newdick
    Tupolev is upgrading Tu-22Ms for ops in Russia’s expanding sphere of influence There’s no bomber quite like a Backfire. In many ways, Russia’s Tu-22M3 is a Cold War throwback. An intermediate-range, variable-geometry machine, the Tupolev design really gave NATO planners headaches in the 1970s and ’80s. If the Cold War had turned hot, Tu-22Ms would have attacked high-profile targets including American aircraft carrier battle groups in the Mediterranean and Atlantic. The bombers also would have struck European ports and key airfields, with the aim of severing supply routes to the U.S. Today, the Backfire is the only supersonic bomber in...
  • Harry Reid's Nuke Will Backfire

    11/22/2013 4:23:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    US News ^ | 11/22/13 | Peter Roff
    **SNIP** Viewpoints change. Allegiances shift. Voting patterns are not chiseled in stone. The GOP will again win control of the Senate and the White House – and sooner than many Democrats seem to think, thanks to the debacle that is Obamacare. When they do, and they will, they will use these new rules to their own advantage, while the Democrats and their left-liberal allies in the major media yelp like scalded dogs about the unfairness and undemocratic nature of what is going on. In the end, what Reid has done will make it easier than it has been for conservatives...
  • Backfire!WashingtonDC denial of 2Million bikers no-stop drive-thru permit 9-11-13 means all day

    09/09/2013 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 110 replies
    The same idiot politicians who thought creating “Gun Free Zones” would make our schools safe assumed they could stop a few million patriotic bikers from driving non-stop through Washington, D.C. by denying them a permit. As usual, the idea BACKFIRED. The bikers, from some far-away states are already on the road and they all still intend to be there but now, obeying every law, every stop light, every pedestrian, their two hour ride will last all day long. The real patriots in America are the one’s willing to put down their personal business to join in a mutual effort to...
  • 'Elysium': Classy Class Warfare [22nd Century Martha's Vineyard]

    08/10/2013 6:04:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/10/13 | John Anderson
    One smart-as-a-whip sci-fi thriller does not a summer make, but "Elysium" is good enough to suggest that the cyborgs of Hollywood have not, in fact, risen up and taken over. Starring Matt Damon in extra muscles and a shaven skull, it contains enough hardware for all the Home Depots of the future, and an atmosphere of grimy oppression one can almost taste.... The year is 2154. A dusty, rusted, wasted Earth has become the despoiled home of the have-nots; the haves are in residence aboard a wagon-wheel-shaped space station named for the Elysian Fields of the ancients Greeks, the inside...
  • Libtalker Thom Hartmann Claims 'Flush Rush' Backfired

    08/05/2013 9:15:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 5, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the 'Flush Rush' boycott attempted by David Brock and Media Matters which called for advertisers to drop their sponsorships of Rush Limbaugh's radio show? How did that work out in the long run? According to liberal radio talk host Thom Hartmann on CNN's Reliable Sources yesterday it completely backfired because it ended up hurting liberal shows: David Brock and Media Matters were leading the boycott Limbaugh crusade, which did presumably some damage to the Limbaugh show. I can tell you it did a lot of damage to progressive talk radio, because a lot of advertisers right across the board...
  • Gun play: 'Zero tolerance' toward schoolkids could backfire, says expert

    06/11/2013 11:41:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-11-2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Elementary educators trying to discourage children from settling pretend beefs with pretend guns is nothing new. But in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting, and with the grownups increasingly polarized over the Second Amendment, rules for recess, on the bus and in the classroom have become stricter than ever. Some say too strict. “These zero-tolerance policies are psychotic, in the strict sense of the word: psychotic means ‘out of touch with reality,’” Dr. Leonard Sax, a Pennsylvania psychologist and family physician, and author of “Boys Adrift,” told FoxNews.com. *** “Out-of-touch policies such as these, which criminalize behaviors which have...
  • Brain-damaged man used in botched ATF sting gets house arrest

    06/09/2013 6:25:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-9-13 | Raquel Rutledge
    Chauncey Wright went looking for a job and got federally indicted instead. That's the way he put it Friday after being sentenced to six months of house arrest and four years' probation for his involvement in an undercover sting being run by the ATF. ATF agents hired Wright — who has brain damage, an IQ of 54 and functions at the level of a kindergartner — to work last year for their fake storefront in Riverwest. They met him outside of a Walmart and offered him a job promoting Fearless Distributing, spreading the word that the store was looking for...
  • Obama's Ambitious Second-Term Agenda Could Backfire

    01/13/2013 2:53:36 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 11, 2013 | 11:26 a.m. | Josh Kraushaar
    On gun control, immigration, and Hagel, the president's biggest roadblocks are Democrats. The White House’s ambitious agenda on gun control, immigration reform, and, perhaps, even climate change is a sign that President Obama believes he locked up precious political capital with his reelection and intends to spend it quickly. But that isn’t welcome news to many of the Democrats who need him the most in the short term--the seven Democratic senators in conservative states facing tough reelection bids. Just one week into the new year, Obama has already hit some unpleasant stumbling blocks with his own party. On gun control,...
  • Obama, Reid slam brakes on gun control

    12/24/2012 9:59:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2012 | 12:38 pm | Byron York
    With President Obama’s announcement of a commission to study and recommend ways to reduce gun violence, the two most important Democrats in government — Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — have both indicated a desire to slow the momentum toward gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings. The president’s decision to appoint a blue-ribbon panel — the classic Washington ploy to defuse and delay consideration of an issue — along with Reid’s inaction on the gun question will undoubtedly frustrate many in their party who want immediate action. Obama seemed to anticipate that frustration...
  • Peter Schiff: Affordable Care Act Will Backfire

    09/25/2012 7:24:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | September 11, 2012 | Peter Schiff
    Now that the Supreme Court has given its narrow blessing to the Affordable Care Act, the big question is whether it will deliver the benefits that its proponents promise. Unfortunately, as it is now constructed, the plan will backfire causing fewer healthy people to buy insurance, raise premiums for those who do, destroy employment opportunities, cripple the health insurance industry, and weaken the economy. In order to guarantee insurance to all, regardless of age, health or pre-existing conditions, the framers of the plan concede that it is essential that the young and healthy (who are less likely to be heavy...
  • Why Johnny's Not Eating His Free Lunch

    09/25/2012 10:11:14 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 9 replies
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com ^ | 09/25/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Once again the Nanny State backfires. Just when you thought it was safe to consume a big mac, along comes America’s First Nanny Michelle Obama. Mind you her favorite food is a cheeseburger and fries. But that’s not good enough for Johnny. You see while Johnny maybe a functional illiterate because he’s been deliberately dumbed down in a government indoctrination center, also known as a public school, Ms. Obama is insistent that this programmed failure is going to eat healthy, the way she doesn’t and how do we do this? By fiat or decree the same way her husband does...
  • Beware of Backfire - Striking Chicago teachers may turn Illinois into Wisconsin.

    09/12/2012 12:59:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    City Journal ^ | 11 September 2012 | Christian Schneider
    If Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has spent the last 18 months painting a portrait of public-employee unions as intransigent and selfish, the Chicago Teachers Union this week provided him with confirmation. On Monday, 25,000 Chicago teachers (average salary: $76,000 before benefits) walked out of their classrooms, leaving nearly 350,000 schoolchildren and their parents in the lurch. The teachers are fighting to protect their lavish pay and benefit packages and also trying to stave off a new accountability plan that would evaluate their effectiveness using studentsÂ’ test scores. The Chicago strike serves as a counterpoint to events in Wisconsin after WalkerÂ’s...
  • That Brutal Anti-Romney Ad Is Blowing Up In The Obama Campaign's Face

    08/08/2012 7:44:55 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies
    business Insider ^ | 8/8/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    On Tuesday, the Romney campaign blasted a nasty, controversial pro-Obama super PAC ad that blamed Mitt Romney for the death of a steelworker's wife after Bain Capital closed his plant and he lost health insurance. The ad instantly came off as nasty, but it was further made damaged goods later in the day by CNN, when the network reported that Soptic's wife was laid off from her job in 2002 or 2003 and lost her health insurance. She did not have health insurance through her husband's job. President Barack Obama's campaign had been pleading ignorance, distancing itself from the super...
  • Chick-Fil-A protest could boomerang

    07/30/2012 4:40:04 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 101 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 30 2012 | Glenn Garvin
    ...Progressive politicians from coast to coast were lining up last week to keep Chick-Fil-A’s...restaurants out of their towns after the company’s president... made statements that [he supports traditional marriage]. . . Chicago alderman Joe Moreno, called Cathy “bigoted” and “homophobic” and added: “Because of this man’s ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-Fil-A’s permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward.” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that goes for the entire city: “Chick-Fil-A values are not Chicago values.”......... You know who the big loser will be in that scenario? Progressives and their companies. Because, like it or not, they’re...
  • Clint Eastwood's daughter under fire after destroying a $100,000 Hermes Birkin handbag

    05/30/2012 4:45:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 91 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 29, 2012 | Belinda White
    As the daughter of one of Hollywood's most prolific actor/directors, and star of realty TV show Mrs. Eastwood & Company chronicling the lives of her extended family, Francesca Eastwood is well used to being in the eye of the storm. But Clint Eastwood's 18-year-old daughter is on the receiving end of vicious public outcry after a photographic stunt with her artist boyfriend Tyler Shields backfired. Eastwood and Shields - known for his work with video portraits and celebrity photography - decided to publicly demolish a $100,000 crocodile Hermčs Birkin bag by setting it on fire before taking a chainsaw to...
  • Ban of Indian mascots is 'disrespectful' [Oregon Idiots Ban Indian School Nicknames--Backfire!]

    05/25/2012 6:48:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Mynorthwest.com ^ | 5/25/12 | "The News Chick"
    It's another form of disrespect. Tribes in Oregon aren't offended with schools using "Braves" "Warriors" and "Indians" as mascots. They are upset that state school leaders have voted to eliminate all Native mascots in public schools. "It's easier to ban Native American images than it is to deal with the real issue," says Shiobhan Taylor, a spokesperson for Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Last week, on a 5-1 vote, the Oregon Board of Education banned public schools from using American Indian names and mascots for their athletic teams, out of a concern they disparage native people.
  • Bain Backfire: Obama Camp in 'Full Damage Control Mode'

    05/21/2012 5:08:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/21/12 | John Nolte
    [Bain Capital] is not a distraction, this is what this campaign is gonna be about. Meanwhile, back at campaign headquarters, Team Obama is in full meltdown mode after Newark Mayor Cory Booker went off script, undermining and mocking "what this campaign is going to be about." ABC News: The Obama campaign is in full damage-control mode one day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker publicly derided Democrats’ assault on presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney over his record at Bain Capital. Chief Obama strategist David Axelrod today publicly rebuked Booker, a popular and high-profile surrogate for the campaign, saying he was “just...
  • War on Women Backfiring on Obama

    05/15/2012 11:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The New York Times believes the most interesting data coming out of the latest CBS News/New York Times poll is that the vast majority of Americans think President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage last week was a cynical ploy to gain a political advantage. That’s the lede in their story about the poll. Considering that the mainstream media — including the Times — gave the statement laudatory coverage, it is surprising to learn that 67 percent of Americans think he did it “mostly for political reasons” rather than believing his story about him evolving and doing what was right. But...
  • Multiple suspensions paint complicated portrait of Trayvon Martin

    03/26/2012 8:49:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 131 replies · 585+ views
    <p>So just what was his punk-ass doing in that neighborhood that night at that hour? Is George Zimmerman actually a hero?</p> <p>Excerpted from MiamiHerald – SANFORD — Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin was suspended from school in October in an incident in which he was found in possession of women’s jewelry and a screwdriver that a schools security staffer described as a “burglary tool,” The Miami Herald has learned.</p>
  • Cuban-American Leader: Huge Push for Newt Over Mitt

    01/28/2012 2:21:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies · 1+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 28, 2012 | David A. Patten
    Carlos Perez, one of Ronald Reagan's closest Miami advisers and a Radio Mambi talk host who is influential in Florida's Cuban-American community, says there is growing resentment among Hispanics due to “lies and distortions” from GOP candidate Mitt Romney targeting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Perez told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Saturday afternoon that a backlash is brewing against the Romney campaign’s allegation that Gingrich tried to undermine former President Ronald Reagan’s agenda. Perez was a close adviser to President Reagan, and Reagan even acknowledged his Cuban-American friend's achievement during a State of the Union address. “Among Cuban-Americans, you...
  • Santorum Revealed as Romney's Stalking Horse in Brenham (The Meeting That Won’t Change The World)

    01/15/2012 1:59:24 PM PST · by shield · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Rick Perry Report ^ | 15th January 2012 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    At least it was cordial. But the 150 or so "movement conservatives" gathered at Paul Pressler's this weekend (1/13-14) were a fractured lot. Maybe 10% were for Perry. Almost all of them were against Romney. Well, sort of. Caveat below. There was an official Romney guy there who explained that "You'll either work with us now or work with us later, but you'll all have to get on Mitt's train, because we have the money and the organization, so there's no stopping us." This did not go over well. It just made everyone more determined than ever to do whatever...
  • Cain accuser filed complaint at next job (Kraushaar)

    11/09/2011 1:20:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 145 replies
    AP/CBS ^ | 11/9/11
    A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999 complained three years later at her next job about unfair treatment, saying she should be allowed to work from home after a serious car accident and accusing a manager of circulating a sexually charged email, The Associated Press has learned. Karen Kraushaar, 55, filed the complaint while working as a spokeswoman at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Justice Department in late 2002 or early 2003, with the assistance of her lawyer, Joel Bennett, who also handled her earlier sexual harassment complaint against...
  • Cain Holds Big Lead Over GOP Rivals in Iowa

    11/06/2011 7:47:36 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 49 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | 11-06-2011 | By Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Despite being embroiled in controversy last week, Herman Cain leads the Republican presidential field by 15 percentage points in Iowa, according to a new poll taken four days after news broke that the Atlanta businessman had been accused of sexually harassing women while head of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s. Cain attracts 30 percent support from Iowa GOP caucus-goers, according to the Insider Advantage poll. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney places a distant second with 15 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich rounds out the top three with 12 percent. The remaining candidates poll in the single...