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  • Obama's home congressional district in play

    04/24/2010 11:25:29 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 577+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2010 | MARK NIESSE
    HONOLULU (AP) -- Republicans believe they've seen this movie before: Campaign ads blanketing the airwaves. Money from national political parties flowing in. And polls showing their candidate virtually tied with the competition.
  • Starbucks Same Store Sales Up 7% in Defiance of Brady Campaign Attacks

    04/23/2010 7:10:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 552+ views
    Opposing Views ^ | 21 April, 2010 | Don Earl
    For months the Brady Campaign has engaged in a relentless attack against Starbucks. The reason? Starbucks refused to cave in to the Brady Campaign demand that Starbucks violate the civil rights of law abiding citizens. At the height of the worst Depression since the 1930s, with unemployment at 17.9% (when all categories of unemployment are included), in a business driven solely by discretionary consumer spending, Starbucks stellar results for the quarter say a lot about its ethics and business practices. In standing up for its customers' Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, its customers stood up for Starbucks privilege...
  • Why are white men leaving the Democrats?

    03/31/2010 10:21:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1,432+ views
    The Week ^ | March 30, 2010 | The Editors
    White male voters are increasingly turning away from the Democratic party, according to a recent Gallup poll, and the shift could prove decisive in November's midterm elections. Here, a brief primer on why white men are making the move, and how the change affects the electoral math: How many white male voters are leaving the Dems? According to a recent Gallup poll, only 35 percent of white males said they would back the Democrats in the fall election. That figure has dropped 8 percentage points since July 2009. White male support for President Obama has dropped, too -- from 41...
  • Boxer: Dems need to match Tea Party energy as midterm elections near

    04/17/2010 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 992+ views
    Boxer: Dems need to match Tea Party energy as midterm elections near By Sean J. Miller - 04/17/10 02:07 PM ET Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) warned that Democrats must match the Tea Party's energy and enthusiasm or face the consequences in November. "At this point, I think the polls are showing that there is more enthusiasm with the tea party party," Boxer said before taking the stage at the California Democratic Party's convention in Los Angeles Saturday. "I think it is absolutely a fact that we have to match that enthusiasm." According to the Sacramento Bee she added, "I'm just...
  • Goldman Sachs to Harry Reid: Back Off

    04/15/2010 10:37:11 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 1,319+ views
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | 4/13/10 | By MANU RAJU
    The Senate Majority leader, who’s getting pounced in the polls over his support for president Obama’s health-care plan and is now facing an uphill battle for re-election in his home state of Nevada, thought he was coming to friendly territory. He is, after all, a Democrat and a recent fundraiser in New York City was set up by Gary Cohn, president of Goldman Sachs (GS: 184.865, -0.097, -0.05%) and himself a long-time Democrat. But the reception Reid received from Goldman was anything but friendly. According to people with direct knowledge of the incident, during the event, which was held in...
  • Haley Barbour 2010 Mid-Terms: Political Environment Better Today For Republicans Than 1994 (Video)

    04/11/2010 3:43:21 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 6 replies · 366+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/11/10 | HAP
    This is coming from the man who was RNC chairman during the 1994 Republican Revolution, Haley Barbour gives his assessment on the 2010 mid-terms on CNN State of the Union (Video)
  • 2010: Highlighting the GOP's Prospects at the SRLC

    04/10/2010 5:08:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 350+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    The three themes of SRLC are: repeal the health care bill, remain The Party of No, and repair the Republican brand. Oh, and, win every election in sight. "People are starting to wake up," said Texas Governor Rick Perry. "Thank God, we have come out of that fog, and we haven't landed yet, but we see the airport." Again and again, speakers referenced the importance of the 2010 mid-terms. Strategy, money, policy, outreach, personality, women, bourbon - you name it, and it was cited as a possible factor in influencing November. But repealing health care, saying no - preferable, "heck"...
  • Independent voters turn from hopeful to angry--Democrats no longer ride tide of support

    04/01/2010 5:45:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies · 1,581+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2010 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    President Obama and congressional Democrats face an uphill climb to reclaim the support of independent voters who vaulted them to the White House and huge majorities in Congress in 2008. At the end of the bitter, intensely partisan battle to pass Mr. Obama's health care overhaul plan, independent voters, once captivated by hopeful campaign promises, are feeling burned and appear eager to oust Democrats in November's midterm elections. "There is an overall sense of frustration that no one is listening," pollster Scott Rasmussen said about a problem that has plagued the political party in power for decades. Mr. Rasmussen said...
  • [WA AG] McKenna already dealing with funding backlash

    03/25/2010 12:38:00 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 15 replies · 735+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 3/24/10 | Jordan Shrader
    Quietly, Democratic lawmakers have already moved to make it harder for Attorney General Rob McKenna to spend money suing the federal government over health care. The reaction to the Republican lawman joining a 13-state attack on President Obama's health care bill has come swiftly. Not only are Democrats considering a budget proviso blocking the lawsuit, but McKenna already faces new controls on his spending. Office of Financial Management Director Victor Moore sent a letter Tuesday revoking McKenna's blanket exemption to a freeze on state contracts. The exemption, which Moore had granted days earlier, allowed the attorney general's office to pay...
  • Election 2010: North Dakota House of Representatives [Berg leads Pomeroy]

    03/25/2010 12:45:19 PM PDT · by UAConservative · 9 replies · 535+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 25, 2010
    Democratic Congressman Earl Pomeroy’s vote Sunday for President Obama’s national health care plan seems to have had little impact so far on North Dakota’s U.S. House race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state, taken Tuesday night, shows Republican Rick Berg leading Pomeroy by seven points, 51% to 44%. Just one percent (1%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. Last month, in Rasmussen Reports’ first Election 2010 survey of the race, Berg led Pomeroy by six, 46% to 40%. Incumbents who earn less than 50% of the vote...
  • LET THE FIRE OF YOUR ANGER BURN BRIGHT AND LONG!

    03/25/2010 9:53:44 AM PDT · by Dawebman · 10 replies · 343+ views
    While the Democrat Socialists gloat about their victory over the majority will of the people, let their smirks burn deep into your memory. These Enemies of Freedom expect us to now act as they do when confronted and challenged. You know, the Old Cut-and-Run Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkey Drill. These dictators really do believe they can "control" Americans and dictate what kind of cars we drive, what kind of light bulbs we use, where we get student loans, where and IF we get health care. THIS WILL NOT STAND! These Enemies of Freedom have NO CLUE about the depth of the...
  • They saved Obama's bill; can he save their seats ? (The answer is NO)

    03/24/2010 11:45:44 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies · 638+ views
    Breitbart ^ | MARCH 22, 2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Their votes helped deliver President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Now, dozens of Democrats are politically imperiled in a contentious environment where emotions are raw and likely to remain so. Obama plans to use his political heft—and the momentum of victory—to try to prop up lawmakers who stuck with him during the final days that turned the controversial legislation into the law of the land. They'll surely need his help. Despite euphoria in some quarters after Tuesday's bill signing, opponents kept up their vehement objections to Obama's plan and those who supported it. A Virginia blog published...
  • The backlash: Reform turns personal

    03/24/2010 10:08:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 210 replies · 4,084+ views
    politico ^ | 3/24/10 | JAKE SHERMAN & MARIN COGAN
    Louise Slaughter and Bart Stupak have received death threats. A tea party participant published what he thought was Thomas Perriello’s home address and urged disgruntled voters to “drop by” for a “good face-to-face chat.” Vandals broke windows at Slaughter’s office in New York and Gabrielle Giffords’s office in Arizona. And angry voters are planning to protest this weekend at the home of Steve Driehaus — who’s already seen a photograph of his children used in a newspaper ad published by reform opponents. The vitriolic health care debate has become personal — too personal, say House Democrats who voted for the...
  • Nasty rhetoric could backfire on bill's foes

    03/23/2010 7:47:02 AM PDT · by SmithL · 77 replies · 1,476+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/23/10 | Joe Garofoli
    The verbal nastiness that has shadowed the health care reform debate peaked as the bill rumbled to a finish, with opponents shouting racial epithets and spitting at members of the Congressional Black Caucus while yelling anti-gay slurs at Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. Members of Congress were hardly more civil to each other, with one anti-abortion GOP congressman decrying the legislation by shouting "It's a baby killer" on the floor of Congress. While the remarks were repugnant to many people, First Amendment experts say the outbursts were protected speech because they didn't inspire immediate violence, said David L. Hudson Jr., a...
  • Bricks Shatter Glass at NY Democratic Offices

    03/22/2010 8:06:04 AM PDT · by y6162 · 166 replies · 4,676+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2010 | Associated Press
    <p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities are trying to find out who threw bricks through windows and doors at two Democratic Party offices in western New York before Sunday's health care vote.</p>
  • Today We Are One: Photos from the Tea Party’s First Anniversary

    02/28/2010 2:04:01 PM PST · by AJKauf · 3 replies · 413+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 28 | Zombie
    President Obama: A uniter, not a divider! Zombie has a must-see round up of photos taking during the past year, including this weekend, documenting the one year anniversary of the Tea Party movement......
  • Women barred from Cairo clubs as backlash stirs against the hijab(business killer?)

    02/26/2010 5:25:54 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 835+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 02/27/10 | Ashraf Khalil
    February 27, 2010 Women barred from Cairo clubs as backlash stirs against the hijab Many Egyptians feel alarmed and besieged by the tilt towards religion Ashraf Khalil in Cairo Yasmine al-Mehairy did not even really want to be there. She had been invited to a friend’s birthday party at an upmarket nightclub called 35, in the Four Seasons hotel. She was parked illegally but only planned to hand over a bouquet and spend ten minutes inside. But when the bouncer pointed at her headscarf as the reason she could not enter, Ms al-Mehairy decided to fight. “I ended up arguing...
  • Doctors threaten Medicare backlash

    02/25/2010 3:31:22 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 36 replies · 1,027+ views
    CNNMoney.com ^ | February 25, 2010 | Parjia Kavilanz
    Excerpt Snips: NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- With a 21% cut to Medicare reimbursement rates set to take effect Monday, the nation's largest physician organization has informed its members about their options -- which include shutting off practices to new Medicare patients.In the meantime, physicians are asking the AMA to prepare handouts they can give patients to prepare them for the worst-case scenario: getting dropped completely. And a new report on the AMA's Web site tells doctors how they can help their patients find other doctors if they decide to no longer accept Medicare.
  • Doctors threaten Medicare backlash

    02/25/2010 11:33:24 AM PST · by Signalman · 18 replies · 819+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | 2/25/2010 | Parija Kavilanz
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- With a 21% cut to Medicare reimbursement rates set to take effect on March 1, the nation's largest physician organization has informed its members about their options -- which include completely opting out of a Medicare contract. "To our physicians, we are providing information on how to remove themselves from the Medicare program," said James Rohack, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), whose more than 250,000 members include doctors, medical students and faculty members. Federal law requires that Medicare physicians' payment rates be adjusted annually based on a sustainable-growth rate that's tied to the health...
  • Tea Party Backlash Unites CPAC 2010

    02/23/2010 10:53:52 AM PST · by Fenix Guy · 23 replies · 611+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | February 22, 2010 | Rachel Alexander
    The few controversial parts of CPAC 2010 were outweighed by the momentum driving the various factions on the right together - opposition to the federal government's spending, bailouts, and attempted takeover of healthcare. 10,000 turned out for CPAC 2010 this year, 1500 more than last year. With Republicans out of power in Washington and Tea Partiers revolting against the Obama administration's massive spending and bailouts, conservatives are coming together stronger than ever. Although there was a National Tea Party convention earlier this month in Nashville featuring Sarah Palin, attended by 1500, it was clear that Tea Partiers were unified with...