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  • 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...
  • Herman Cain’s Top Iowa Organizers: ‘The Story Has Made Some People Angry’

    11/05/2011 9:19:45 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11.4.2011 | staff
    URBANDALE, Iowa — Herman Cain’s Iowa state director thumbed through a stack of supporter sign-up forms at the campaign’s headquarters here, telling ABC News that the sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the Cain campaign this week have actually been a “catalyst” in this state. Larry Tuel, who runs Cain’s campaign in Iowa, said that the endless stream of news stories on Cain’s alleged misbehavior toward women have attracted new supporters and emboldened existing ones. “The story has made some people angry,” Tuel said in an interview on Thursday. “We think that people want to show their support for Mr....
  • Herman Cain Iowa Fund tops $500K in under 2 days!

    11/04/2011 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies
    https://supporthermancain.com ^ | 11-04-2011 | Herman Cain Iowa Fund
    Herman Cain - Iowa Fund
  • (more anonymous) Sources reveal new details about Cain allegation

    11/04/2011 11:01:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    Yahoo/Politico ^ | 11/04/2011 | Kenneth P. Vogel, Maggie Haberman, Alexander Burns
    Herman Cain flatly denies the most serious allegation facing him – that he made an unwanted sexual advance toward a female employee at a work event – but POLITICO has learned new details making clear there were urgent discussions of the woman’s accusations at top levels of the National Restaurant Association within hours of when the incident was alleged to have occurred.
  • I Forgive Herman Cain, the Only Conservative Left

    11/04/2011 2:53:12 AM PDT · by EBH · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/4/11 | James Lewis
    Judge not, lest ye be judged. Not a bad rule of thumb. Being alive means making mistakes. Growing up means understanding that fact, and taking responsibility. Bad actors never take responsibility. Barack Obama honestly believes he's never made a mistake since getting elected; it's one of the few things I think he really means. Honestly. That's why I kind of like Herman Cain's response to the media thugs. Cain isn't playing their game. I hope he checkmates them, move after move. Never play by their rules. Always set your own rules, or they will kill you. You can see their...
  • "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Politico?" (Limbaugh Referencing This Now)

    11/04/2011 9:52:48 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 73 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4 November 2011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "What the [bleep] is Politico doing?" said the man on the phone. "And how the [bleep] are they getting away with this [bleep]?" Reporters rival sailors for their proficiency in profanity, and one of the most experienced political journalists in Washington was cussing a blue streak Thursday evening as he railed against the shoddiness of Politico's reporting on the Herman Cain "scandal."
  • Cast of Characters in the Lynching of Herman Cain

    11/03/2011 8:55:58 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 66 replies
    Voices Empower ^ | November 3, 2011 | Donna Garner
    Chris Wilson of Wilson Research Strategies has said publicly that while he was working for Herman Cain at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in the late 1990′s that he personally saw Cain sexually harass a woman at a restaurant in Virginia although Wilson has not said exactly what he believes constituted his claim of “harassment.” WHO IS CHRIS WILSON? Chris Wilson was the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Texas under then-governor George W. Bush. Chris Wilson worked very closely with Karl Rove. Rove was known to us in Texas as the “master of dirty political tricks. ” I...
  • Gingrich Faults Media on Cain Harassment Claims (Newt Goes to Bat for Herman)

    11/03/2011 7:44:07 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 52 replies
    My Way News / AP ^ | 11-3-2011 | Staff - AP
    ATLANTA (AP) - Republican candidate Newt Gingrich is decrying media coverage of the sexual harassment claims against rival Herman Cain and says that Cain's tax plans deserve more attention. Gingrich has told WSB radio in Atlanta on Wednesday that he thinks it's "disgusting" that the news media has started what Gingrich described as a "witch hunt" against Cain. It was revealed this week that Cain's former employer, the National Restaurant Association, settled in the 1990s with two women who claimed that Cain had sexually harassed them. A third woman has told The Associated Press that she considered filing a sexual...
  • Rasmussen Poll (taken yesterday - Cain 26%, Romney 23%, Gingrich 14%)

    11/03/2011 10:22:27 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 47 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 11/3/11 | Rasmussen
    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary voters shows Cain with 26% of the vote over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s 23%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich draws 14% support, with no other GOP contender reaching double-digits. Thirteen percent (13%) of GOP voters are undecided at this time. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Cain hauls $1 million in donations amid controversy

    11/03/2011 11:01:49 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 112 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 3, 2011 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has hauled $1 million in donations in recent days, a spokesman said on Thursday, despite accusations of sexual harassment that have consumed his campaign. The former pizza executive's fundraising took a jump once his ascent in the polls began about a month ago. He brought in $2 million in the first two weeks of October. Until then, he had raised about $5.2 million after entering the race in May.
  • The Herman Cain Saga ["According to the October 2011 FEC report for ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT INC...."]

    11/02/2011 6:17:19 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 10 replies · 1+ views
    RushLimbaugh ^ | November 02, 2011 | RUSH
    RUSH: Okay, moving on now to the Herman Cain saga, last night I got a note from a friend. "Rush: The Politico website's gone nuts. They've just unleashed attack after attack after attack." So I went to The Politico website, I looked at The Politico website, and I started laughing because my friend was right. I just had a different interpretation. I looked at 'em as going over the edge. There must have been five or six different links to Herman Cain stories about "the women," about lawyers for "the women," about how Cain has blown up the security or...
  • Controversy Punishes Cain All the Way to Frontrunner Status

    11/02/2011 10:38:02 AM PDT · by Fred · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | 110211 | Jim Geraghty
    Herman Cain leads nationally . . . Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain leads the Republican presidential primary field with 30 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 23 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 10 percent and Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 8 percent, the independent Quinnipiac University poll finds. No other candidate tops 7 percent.
  • Cain surges despite scandal (Cain 32% Romney 15%)

    11/02/2011 6:25:27 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 129 replies
    Poll Position ^ | 11/2/11 | Eason Jordan
    Our new national poll finds Herman Cain is the breakaway frontrunner for the 2012 Republican nomination despite the fresh disclosure that he faced sexual harassment in the 1990s. More Republicans and independents than ever say they want Herman Cain to win the Republican nomination. Our national scientific poll was conducted last night, two days after the Cain controversy erupted and one day after Cain emphatically denied ever committing sexual harassment. Among Republicans, Cain tops his next closest challenger, Mitt Romney, 33%-18%. They were followed by Newt Gingrich at 17% and Rick Perry at 12%. Independents favored Cain over Romney 30%-11%,...
  • Poll - Rasmussen South Carolina (post scandal Cain 33% Romney 23%)

    11/02/2011 8:05:32 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 81 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 11/2/11 | staff
    Election 2012: South Carolina Republican Primary South Carolina: Cain 33% Romney 23% Gingrich 15%
  • Cain raises more than $400k in one day

    11/02/2011 1:21:14 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/1/11 | Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) – Herman Cain's campaign says it raised more than $400,000 on Monday, a "clear vote of confidence from his supporters," after the story broke alleging he had been accused of sexual harassment while head of the National Restaurant Association. "In the last 24 hours, the Friends of Herman Cain campaign has had the single best day of fundraising since the start of the campaign," Mark Block, Cain's chief of staff, said Tuesday night. Block said Monday's donations, both online and by phone, doubled the normal daily average in Cain's campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee.
  • Herman Cain pulls race card on Rick Perry

    10/03/2011 11:09:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2011 | Ralph Alter
    The Washington Post's attempt to "macaca" Rick Perry generated a racialist response from a surprising source. Stephanie McCrummen's ham-handed effort to smear the Texas Governor relied on hearsay, anonymous cloudy recollections of events from nearly 30 years ago and interviews with black Texas residents recalling how they were treated in the Jim Crow 1950's. Ms. McCrummen is a reporter based in Nairobi: it would seem the Post could bring in someone based in Texas for this research, but perhaps the editors weren't looking for someone with local knowledge so much as someone willing to grind the ax against Governor Perry....
  • Pro-Obama hashtag backfires on Twitter (AttackWatch)

    09/14/2011 8:10:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 148 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9-4-11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    A new Twitter hashtag designed to help fight misinformation against President Obama appears to have backfired in early use on Wednesday. President Obama's Twitter feed, which is run by his campaign staff, on Tuesday evening started promoting the new website AttackWatch.com and hashtag #AttackWatch, designed to fight misinformation against the president. The hashtag was already in heavy rotation by Twitter users by Wednesday morning, but many users are conservatives such as columnist Michelle Malkin, who offered up her own daily column as an example of an Obama "attack." The website is meant to be "the first line of defense against...
  • A dozen officers involved in fatal South Beach holiday shooting

    05/31/2011 1:55:08 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 36 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 05/31/2011 | DAVID SMILEY
    Monday’s police-involved shooting on South Beach left one dead and four wounded by gunfire. But without a gun found on the slain driver, many questions remain about what happened. BY DAVID SMILEY DSMILEY@MIAMIHERALD.COM More than 24 hours removed from a frightening pre-dawn police chase and shooting on South Beach that left a driver dead, four bystanders wounded and three officers injured, a number of questions remain. Chief among them: Why police didn’t find a gun inside the bullet-riddled car, despite reports to investigators that shots rang out from inside the vehicle . Sgt. Alejandro Bello, president of the Miami Beach...
  • Righthaven lawsuits backfire, reduce protections for newspapers

    03/19/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 19, 2011 | Steve Green
    One year ago, U.S. newspapers and broadcasters could feel confident they controlled the news content they created. It was understood that competing and special-interest websites couldn't appropriate that content and post it without authorization. When such infringements occurred, they were dealt with swiftly and effectively with a simple phone call or email. Infringing websites typically had re-posted material out of ignorance they were violating the Copyright Act and agreed to remove the material or replace it with a link to the source newspaper or broadcaster. Then along came Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas, the self-appointed protector of the newspaper industry...
  • I Had A One-Night Stand With Christine O'Donnell (Barf Alert! How low the left will stoop)

    10/28/2010 12:51:17 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 239 replies · 3+ views
    Gawker ^ | 10/28/2010 | Anonymous
    I barely knew Christine when she turned up at my door at around eight o'clock on the night of Halloween. We'd met for the first and only time three months earlier when my two roommates and I signed the lease on our apartment: Christine's aunt owned the place we were moving into, and she happened to be up from Delaware visiting at the time. But we'd only spent about five minutes together that day and we hadn't spoken much, and I hadn't thought of her since. Yet here she was standing outside my door with a friend. And both of...
  • EDITORIAL: Williams' dismissal backfires on NPR

    10/28/2010 6:41:48 AM PDT · by Milagros · 44 replies
    theRegister ^ | Oct, 28, 2010
    EDITORIAL: Williams' dismissal backfires on NPR- The New Haven ... Oct 28, 2010 By Register Editorial Staff NPR could not have done a worse job of firing Juan Williams, a senior news analyst, if it had tried. The controversial firing ended up making NPR look like it was run by snooty, liberal hypocrites. It left the public scratching its head over the difference between what NPR calls impartial news analysis — Williams’ speciality at National Public Radio that always seemed to carry his opinion — and the “personal commentary” on Bill O’Reilly’s television program that got him fired. ... NPR...
  • Thank-you, Gloria Allred

    10/01/2010 12:13:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Gloria Allred may be doing Meg Whitman a favor with her ridiculous stunt accusing Meg Whitman of knowingly employing an illegal alien housekeeper. The story is so full of holes that it is transparently bogus, and will serve to discredit not just Allred and the housekeeper, but possibly Jerry Brown, California's Attorney General. Hugh Hewitt, law professor, writer, and talk show host, had Gloria Allred on his radio program yesterday, and probed some of the major weaknesses in the case, and wrote about it on Townhall. First, he sums up the charges: Turns out that Whitman had hired a housekeeper...
  • The Gathering Revolt Against Government Spending

    05/24/2010 1:13:50 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 633+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/24/2010 | Michael Barone
    This month, three members of Congress have been beaten in their bids for re-election -- a Republican senator from Utah, a Democratic congressman from West Virginia and a Republican-turned-Democrat senator from Pennsylvania. Their records and their curricula vitae are different. But they all have one thing in common: They are members of an appropriations committee. Like most appropriators, they have based much of their careers on bringing money to their states and districts. There is an old saying on Capitol Hill that there are three parties -- Democrats, Republicans and appropriators. One reason that it has been hard to hold...
  • Morris: Obama's Efforts to Sell Healthcare Will Backfire

    03/31/2010 11:03:35 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 37 replies · 1,502+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | March 30, 2010 | John Rossomando
    The Obama administration’s effort to sell its healthcare initiative to the general public will backfire and contribute to Republicans regaining control of Congress, longtime political analyst and Newsmax contributor Dick Morris tells Newsmax.TV. Morris, author of the upcoming book “2010: Take Back America: A Battle Plan” , believes Americans will be hit hard by sticker shock from rapidly increasing health insurance premiums over the next seven to eight months as a result of the universal coverage provisions. He says premium increases will fan the flames of discontent with Obama and the Democrats, and benefit Republicans in November. Editor's Note: See...
  • The UN’s Endorsement of ObamaCare will Backfire Spectacularly

    03/25/2010 1:04:14 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 12 replies · 520+ views
    telegraph ^ | March 25th | Nile Gardiner
    The UN, probably the most corrupt and ineffective multilateral body on the face of the earth, which devotes much of its time trying to undermine American global power, has officially given its blessing to Barack Obama’s hugely controversial and unpopular legislation. The United Nations is increasingly disliked in the eyes of the American public, and continues to empower some of the most odious anti- American tyrannies across the world. World Health Organisation Director Margaret Chan is quoted by Reuters as saying yesterday: “The people in this country and their leaders are courageous. That (healthcare reform) is an unprecedented achievement,” Chan...
  • Republicans feeling blue as Scott Brown win backfires (barf alert)

    03/23/2010 10:24:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 1,437+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 24, 2010 | Jessica Van Sack and Hillary Chabot
    Republican folk hero Sen. Scott Brown is being taunted by triumphant Democrats - and slammed by irked conservatives - after the historic health-care bill he was elected to kill was signed into law by President Obama yesterday. “If he were a milk carton, he would be expired,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman John Walsh. Brown’s backers from the insurgent Tea Party movement want to know if they’ve been had. “We start to wonder whether we helped a RINO (Republican in name only) get into office,” said Tea Party activist Jeffrey McQueen, who traveled from Michigan to campaign for Brown in...
  • White House strategy backfires as GOP rules the summit

    02/26/2010 2:07:34 PM PST · by TruthHound · 20 replies · 1,698+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2010 | Rick Moran
    A couple of weeks ago, President Obama attended a GOP retreat in Baltimore and engaged several Republicans in conversation about several issues. While the GOP didn't come off looking half as bad as the media reported, there is little doubt that the president was better prepared, more at ease, and gave the impression that he was in total control of the event. By contrast, Republicans looked less prepared, more petulant, and less knowledgeable of the issues. It is almost a certainty that the White House was going for a repeat performance at the health care summit yesterday. But the Republicans...
  • Vicki Kennedy’s nod may have hurt Martha Coakley

    01/14/2010 8:25:21 PM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies · 910+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 01/14/10 | Jessica van Sack
    Big-name Kennedy endorsements for Martha Coakley appear to have been little help to the Democrat in the U.S. Senate race - and may have even hurt her with some voters, a new Suffolk University/7News poll shows. The late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s widow, Vicki, and nephew Joseph Kennedy II gave the attorney general their official blessing last week. But of the 500 voters surveyed, only 20 percent said the Kennedy family nod made them more likely to vote for Coakley, and 27 percent said the endorsement made them less likely to support her. More than half of voters - 52...