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  • Congresswoman did not swear oath on a Bible

    01/15/2013 1:19:47 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 58 replies
    msn ^ | 01/10/13
    Kyrsten Sinema was sworn into Congress Monday, but with a twist: She didn’t swear on a Bible. The newly elected representative for Arizona’s 9th district swore her oath of office on a copy of the Constitution instead. Sinema refuses to confirm she is an atheist, as many believe, saying merely that she is “not a member of a faith community” and that all Americans deserve both “freedom of religion and freedom from religion.”
  • The GOP Quest for Black and Hispanic Votes

    11/12/2012 6:31:00 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 13 replies
    -snip- Luis, our previous caller, talked about Univision. For four years Univision did nothing but bash every potential Republican candidate. It didn't matter what they thought of Obama. The alternative was unacceptable. Now, this is why, by the way, I cringe when the Republicans and these brilliant consultants at the end of every election think that we have to become more like Democrats to win, which is essentially what they're saying. And look, I don't think I can ask this question too often. It is said now that the Republicans need to move significantly toward the direction of amnesty and...
  • Cat appears to come in third in Virginia’s U.S. senate race

    11/08/2012 8:23:11 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 32 replies
    constitution daily ^ | Scott Bomboy
    The battle for the U.S. Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Virginia may have been settled in the litter box instead of the ballot box if the tightly contested election had come down to about 6,000 votes given to a cat. It’s entirely possible that third-place finisher in Virginia is Hank the Cat, a Maine Coon who ran on a pro-feline, job-creation platform. In the current online results, Kaine is ahead of Allen by about 184,000 votes as of Thursday morning. The race was expected to be very close, and it was part of a record spending spree...
  • Where Did the Voters Go? Nowhere.

    11/08/2012 7:25:35 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 107 replies
    commentary magazine ^ | 11-8-12 | Jon Podhoretz
    As the national vote total began to solidify last night, one question on the minds of Republicans was: Where are the missing voters? Last night it looked like Mitt Romney had received something like 10 to 15 percent fewer votes than John McCain had in 2008, even though his percentage of the overall vote was at least two points higher. What did this mean? Where did the voters go? They didn’t go to Barack Obama, because exit polls suggested he had basically turned out the same demographic support he had four years ago. So where are they? Did this suggest...
  • Obama Will View Hurricane Damage in New Jersey with Gov. Christie

    10/30/2012 2:28:08 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/30/12 | Martha Marotonda
    Obama Will View Hurricane Damage in New Jersey with Gov. Christie WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama will travel to New Jersey tomorrow to view the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the state. Scheduled to appear with Governor Chris Christie, Obama has suspended personal appearances at campaign events to respond to the storm. Speaking at the Red Cross headquarters in Washington today, Obama said his thoughts and prayers were with those who lost loved ones in the devastating hurricane, which has claimed at least ten lives in New York City alone. “Obviously this is something that is heartbreaking for the...
  • Breaking: Obama campaign is going up with TV ads in...Minnesota.

    10/26/2012 10:41:35 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 30 replies
    twitter ^ | 10-26-12
    Breaking: Obama campaign is going up with TV ads in...Minnesota. Scott Conroy ‏@RealClearScott Obama camp says MN ads are targeted to WI (Minneapolis market covers 7 WI counties) but buy comes after Romney camp went up in MN. Garrett Haake ‏@GarrettNBCNews Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom says he believes race in MN is tied, which is why they're going up with ads in Minneapolis.
  • PPP Nevada poll: Obama 51, Romney 47

    10/24/2012 6:23:47 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 54 replies
    politico ^ | 10/24/12 | Alexander Burns
    One of the states Democrats view as part of an electoral college firewall is still leaning slightly to the president, per Public Policy Polling: PPP's newest Nevada poll finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 51/47, numbers exactly identical to what they were when we last polled the state two weeks ago. Obama is already well on his way to winning Nevada based on early votes that have been cast in the week. Among those who say they've already voted he has a 61/39 advantage. Romney is up 51/46 with those planning to vote between now and election day. ... Obama's...
  • How the Obama team views the race’s final stretch

    10/24/2012 2:45:28 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-24-12 | greg sargent
    Based on what I’ve been able to learn, this, from Mark Halperin, is as accurate a depiction of how the Obama team views the final stretch of the race as anything I’ve seen (via Taegan Goddard): Chicago remains sufficiently funded and emboldened by its own polling to compete for the final two weeks in all nine of the battlegrounds: Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia in the South; New Hampshire in the North; Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin in the Midwest; and Nevada and Colorado in the West. As they have in the past, Obama campaign officials say they expect to win...
  • Romney closing in on Obama in Ohio in CBS/Q-poll

    10/22/2012 9:12:14 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 8 replies
    hotair ^ | 10/21/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Lots of buzz about the latest CBS News/Quinnipiac poll in Ohio, taken after the second debate, and especially about its methodology. Let’s take a look at the toplines first, which despite the rather silly sample shows Mitt Romney with the momentum in the Buckeye State: President Obama is holding on to a five-point lead over Republican Mitt Romney in Ohio, but that margin has been cut in half since September, according to a new Quinnipiac University/CBS News poll. Mr. Obama holds a 50 to 45 percent lead over Romney among likely voters in the Buckeye State, down from a 53...
  • Politico: Mitt Romney’s toughest debate

    10/21/2012 7:26:42 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 38 replies
    politico ^ | 10/20/12 | Jim Vandelhei & Mike Allen
    Mitt Romney has a clear-eyed and self-aware view of his chances in the final debate Monday, according to top advisers: It will be almost impossible to win, since the debate is focused exclusively on foreign policy, a strength for President Barack Obama. This view isn’t merely about expectations-setting. Romney’s top advisers authentically worry that the swing voters they need to woo care little about foreign affairs right now. And, even if they did, the differences between the two men on many of the highest-profile issues — ending the Afghan war and the bloodshed in Syria — are too slight to...
  • Dems hold smaller Nevada edge than ‘08

    10/21/2012 7:08:01 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 15 replies
    politico ^ | 10/20/12 3:29 PM EDT | By CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Democrats will go into Election Day with a 90,000 voter registration advantage in Nevada, a smaller edge than in 2008 when Barack Obama carried the state. At the close of voter registration this week in the Mountain West swing state, there were 526,986 Democrats and 436,799 Republicans — a difference of 90,187 active voters. In 2008, at the close of registration, Democrats held a statewide advantage of 100,723 voters. While the statewide gap between the parties has closed slightly since 2008 — a year when Democratic registration surged in Nevada and Obama carried the state by 121,000 votes — the...
  • The truth about the tea party

    10/21/2012 6:51:05 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 37 replies
    politico ^ | 10-20-12 | Joe Scarborough
    "Why is the Tea Party destroying the Republican Party?” That’s a leading question that I have been asked repeatedly from media pundits and Democratic politicians over the past three years. Over that time, Democratic politicians and media pundits have almost universally accused the Tea Party of bringing ruin to the Grand Old Party. According to this skewed narrative, Republican leaders were once bipartisan, rational and almost worthy of getting invitations to Georgetown cocktail parties. Now they are Manchurian candidates held captive by the right-wing beasts whose only goal is to infect the minds of real-life Nick Brodys who dominate the...
  • Teacher injured in airborne fish attack

    10/21/2012 10:29:24 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 14 replies
    nbc ^ | Updated: Oct 19, 2012 7:13 AM CDT
    <p>NAPLES, FL - A Naples High School teacher suffered minor injuries after an airborne assault by fish. But deputies say the fish likely had an accomplice - below, read the witty report written up by a school resource deputy after the September incident.</p>
  • Report: Issa’s Benghazi Document Dump Compromises the Identities of Libyans Working With U.S.

    10/19/2012 9:56:21 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-19-12 | Jason Howerton
    In the spirit of transparency, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Friday released 166 pages of unclassified State Department communications regarding Libya. But hidden in the scores of documents were the unretracted names of several Libyans working with the U.S. government. Obama administration officials say Issa’s document dump has compromised several Libyans working with the U.S. and put their lives at risk, Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin reports. Issa posted the sensitive State Department documents on the House Oversight Committee’s website Friday afternoon as part of his investigation into the security errors and multiple inconsistencies in the Obama administration’s...
  • PPP polls: Romney ahead in NH, IA

    10/19/2012 10:33:30 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 44 replies
    -Mitt Romney leads our new New Hampshire poll 49-48. Obama had led by 6-8 pts in our polling before the first debate -Romney has a 52/45 advantage over Obama in New Hampshire on the economy -NH voters think Obama won debate by 8 pts, still support Romney by 1. Democrats need to accept debate this week was not a big game changer -Romney leads Obama 49-48 in Iowa as well, although Obama does have a 66/32 early vote lead there -Iowa voters think Obama won this week's debate 45/36, similar to New Hampshire, but not having a big impact on...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: Obama up 8 in IA, 6 in WI

    10/18/2012 3:57:46 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 26 replies
    - Marist has Obama up 8 in IA and 6 in WI. Will get the splits and all that, but keep in mind Marist has been VERY friendly to O this year. -Marist has Obama up 8 in IA and 6 in WI. Will get the splits and all that, but keep in mind Marist has been VERY friendly to O this year. Expand -Interesting note on Marist polls: In Iowa it was O+9 before 2nd debate, O+8 after 2nd debate. In WI it was O+5 before debate and O+6 after.
  • York: Obama-Romney II: Prez needs to win by knockout

    10/15/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/12 | byron york
    Judging by word coming from the Obama campaign, Tuesday night's second presidential debate at Hofstra University could be the greatest do-over in history. The president has been scrutinizing Mitt Romney's every word from the first debate in Denver, and now, nearly two weeks later, he has his answers ready to go. Early Monday morning, on the eve of Debate Two, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina sent out a long memo to reporters headlined "The Real Romney, Translated." The memo focused on nine statements Romney made during the first debate, plus a few from running mate Paul Ryan in the vice...
  • Enthusiasm Rises for Romney; Obama Has a ‘Right-Track’ Retort (O49 R46)

    10/14/2012 9:51:44 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 12 replies
    Rising enthusiasm and declining anxiety mark an energy boost among Mitt Romney’s supporters since he prevailed in the first presidential debate. But a persistent sense he’d favor the wealthy, combined with easing discontent with the nation’s direction, provide a retort for President Obama, raising the stakes for their second showdown this week. Romney now numerically leads Obama in strong enthusiasm and trails him in anxiety among potential voters, both firsts this season. At the same time, the number of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll who say the country is headed seriously off on the wrong track...
  • Moderator Role Under Scrutiny – Before the Debate

    10/14/2012 9:10:17 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 49 replies
    Time ^ | 10/14/12111 | Mark Halperin
    In a rare example of political unity, both the Romney and the Obama campaigns have expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates about how the moderator of the Tuesday town hall has publicly described her role, TIME has learned. While an early October memorandum of understanding between the Obama and Romney campaigns and the bipartisan commission sponsoring the debates suggests CNN‘s Candy Crowley would play a limited role in the Tuesday night session, Crowley, who is not a party to that agreement, has done a series of interviews on her network in which she has suggested she will assume...
  • Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    10/14/2012 8:17:56 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 65 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/14/12 | Ed Henry
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – As President Obama began to hunker down at a plush resort here for three full days of debate prep, his campaign team signaled the incumbent may steal a page from Vice President Joe Biden and show a more aggressive tone in Tuesday's second face-to-face showdown with Republican Mitt Romney. "Gov. Romney has been making pitches all of his life and he knows how to say what people want to hear whether that was during his time at Bain or during the dozens of town halls he did during the primary," Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday....
  • Questions on Benghazi

    10/14/2012 6:58:58 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/14/12 | Jennifer Rubin
    Where is CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus? He seems to be the missing man in the unfolding Benghazi debacle. It is his agency, among others, which is being fingered by the White House for getting the Libya attack wrong. However, we know that within a very short time after the murder of our ambassador (an extraordinary occurrence) and others, our intelligence community did have the story straight: This was an organized al-Qaeda attack. Is he to preside over a witchhunt? Or is he, who to date has been one of the most respected national security officials, going to be instrumental...
  • Obama says debate prep 'going great'

    10/14/2012 2:08:25 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 71 replies
    politico ^ | 10/14/12 | Reid J. Epstein
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – President Obama is making no more jokes about how much he dislikes debate prep. Asked by a reporter during a pop-in at a Williamsburg campaign office how his studying is going, the president responded with a quick: “It is going great!” The difference is palpable compared to what he told supporters outside Las Vegas while studying for his calamitous Denver debate. “Basically they're keeping me indoors all the time," Obama said then. "It's a drag. They're making me do my homework." If Obama is interested in playing hooky from his debate practice -- where aide Anita Dunn...
  • Joe Scarborough attempted to dig himself out of a hole this morning, only dug himself deeper.

    10/01/2012 9:16:07 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/1/12 | John Nolte
    In a dishonest and misleading attempt to defend yet another one of his unrelenting, arrogant, smug, anti-Romney attacks -- but one that blew up in his face over the weekend -- Scarborough claimed this morning that MSNBC did not doctor audio to make it sound as though a crowd chanting "Romney" was chanting "Ryan." And what Scarborough committed in doing so was a lie of omission. What Scarborough was referencing was a clip MSNBC broadcast all of last week that made it look as though an arrogant, hapless, and insecure Mitt Romney attempted to change a "Ryan" chant at a...
  • Anyone see the Saturday Night Live opening

    09/27/2012 5:12:33 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 11 replies
    me
    They have a politics version of SNL for thursday. They skewered Obama for his lack of job creation and progress.
  • Video: Pastor Manning calls out media whores, says Obama is a Mack

    09/27/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 34 replies
    for the media whores :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg
  • Some Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Video

    09/27/2012 4:25:46 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/12 | Jake Tapper
    Jake Tapper By Jake Tapper @jaketapper Find on FacebookFollow on Twitter Sep 27, 2012 6:13pm Some Administration Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Mob, Video Email 25 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print Even before Defense Secretary Leon Panetta contradicted the initial story about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, today, Obama administration officials told ABC News they were concerned after the White House began pushing the line that the attack was spontaneous and not the work of terrorists. Events were too uncertain, and suspicions had been aroused, officials said....
  • With Start of Early Voting, Election Day Becomes Election Month

    09/27/2012 3:52:39 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/27/12 | Jeff Zeleny
    DES MOINES – As eight bells rang from the clock tower of the Polk County Courthouse, the doors to the election office opened on Thursday morning and voters began casting the first ballots of the presidential race in this battleground state. “It seems like we’ve been waiting for this day for a long time,” said Nancy Bobo, 60, who stood in line and voted for President Obama. “I’m just thrilled to get out here and vote as soon as I possibly could.”
  • Bozell, Conservative Leaders Send Letter to Media: 'You Are Rigging This Election'

    09/25/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/25/12 | Bozzell
    This election year, so much of the broadcast networks, their cable counterparts, and the major establishment print media are out of control with a deliberate and unmistakable leftist agenda.  To put it bluntly: you are rigging this election and taking sides in order to pre-determine the outcome.  In the quarter century since the Media Research Center was established to document liberal media bias, there has never been a more brazen and complete attempt by the liberal so-called “news” media to decide the outcome of an election. A free and balanced media are crucial to the health of this country. It...
  • George Stephanopoulos and Barbara Walters Fawn Over the 'Fun' Obamas

    09/25/2012 3:17:21 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9.25.12 | Scott Whitlock
    George Stephanopoulos and Barbara Walters on Tuesday fawned over the "fun," loving marriage of Barack and Michelle Obama. Walters appeared on Good Morning America to promote the President's appearance on The View. Stephanopoulos, a former Democratic operative, hyped Walters' "lighter stuff." He gushed, "The President seemed to mix politics and fun, when he talked about coaching his daughter's basketball team." Walters was positively impressed with the couple: "He's funny. She says she's funnier. But he's very relaxed with her." 
  • Scarborough Tweet-Taunts Romney: 'A Real Conservative Would Be Winning Now'

    09/09/2012 12:55:08 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 47 replies
    News Busters ^ | 9-9-12 | Tim Graham
    The Huffington Post is happy: "MSNBC's Joe Scarborough offered some harsh words for Mitt Romney via Twitter on Saturday night." "Romney will lose if he doesn't dramatically change his strategy," he said. "Negative ads won't substitute for conservative ideas." The 'Morning Joe' host continued: "The Romney campaign is not conservative. It is just as cynical and risk-averse as Team Obama. A real conservative would be winning now." ..Scarborough also on Saturday criticized Romney for his vague policies. "Romney has been clear he will avoid specifics on balancing the budget and shrinking government. Not the Reagan and Thatcher way," he said....
  • Nicki Minaj raps Mitt Romney endorsement

    09/03/2012 8:28:49 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 18 replies
    the hill ^ | 9-3-12 | Jonathan Easley
    Rapper Nicki Minaj gave Mitt Romney an expletive-filled endorsement in a Lil Wayne song released Monday. The pop star, rumored to be a new judge on "American Idol," also took a shot at President Obama on the eve of the Democratic convention. “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches are f------ up the economy,” she rapped on "Mercy," the fifth track on the Lil Wayne's "Dedication 4" album.
  • ‘Fed Up’ Gingrich Calls Out Media Refusal to Focus on Extremism in Democratic Platform

    09/02/2012 9:06:52 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 77 replies
    News Busters ^ | 9-2-12 | Brent Baker
    “I’m frankly, fed up, with the one-sided bias,” a frustrated Newt Gingrich asserted on Sunday’s Meet the Press, citing two blatant examples. First: “Where is the outrage over overt, deliberate racism” in Vice President Joe Biden telling a black audience “if the Republicans win you will be ‘in chains’”? Second, President Obama “voted three times to protect the right of doctors to kill babies who came out of abortion still alive. That plank says tax-paid abortion at any moment, meaning partial birth abortion -- that’s a 20 percent issue,” a position which Democrats “couldn’t defend...for a day if it was...
  • Chris Matthews Admits to Verbally Accosting GOP Delegates at Restaurant

    08/31/2012 10:09:40 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 46 replies
    News Busters ^ | 8.31.12 | Matthew Sheffield
    Just hours after a producer for deranged MSNBC host Chris Matthews was accused of physically assaulting Republicans outside the party’s national convention last night, Matthews himself has admitted to verbally confronting several GOP delegates at a restaurant in Tampa, Florida calling them a “douchebag convention.” According to The Hill newspaper, the perpetually angry liberal television host confronted the delegates early Friday morning following taunting questions they asked about whether he felt “thrilled” following GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. he controversy began, according to a witness interviewed by The Hill when Matthews twice refused to acknowledge a New York delegate...
  • How MSNBC Became Fox’s Liberal Evil Twin

    08/31/2012 3:25:15 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 31, 2012 | By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
    You can agree with everything that Rachel Maddow or Ed Schultz say on MSNBC and still oppose their right to say it. Especially when they and their hyped-up panelists shout that Republican claims are “lies,” or Chris Matthews says that Republicans view welfare recipients as “looters.” MSNBC panelists gave Mitt Romney his due on Thursday but mocked his audience. Mr. Matthews noted that when Mr. Romney called for Americans to give the poor a helping hand, Mr. Matthews said, “He got zero applause,” adding, “I think that’s so telling about tonight. -snip- The smugness is easier to copy than the...
  • Paul Ryan's Black ex-girlfriend bad for GOP, 2012 elections? (barf)

    08/26/2012 6:22:26 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 75 replies
    Examiner ^ | Aug 22, 2012 | Bruce Baker
    Rep. Paul Ryan's ex-girlfriend -- who happens to be black -- is the focus of a debate on whether race matters in the 2012 elections for the GOP. Who knew African American girlfriends from the past would become an issue of debate to measure Mitt Romney's running-mate's electability? Monday, Keli Goff, the political correspondent for TheRoot.com, published a story that has ignited a discussion about race in America and if it is fair game during an election year. The post is titled, "What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks." -snip- "For the record: No, I am not calling Ryan...
  • Piers Morgan and MSNBC's Toure go at it on Trayvon Martin

    03/30/2012 9:27:01 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 22 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Z0vBfu-Po Toure is unsufferable.
  • Romney: “It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments” (VIDEO)

    02/28/2012 8:44:07 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 23 replies
    hot air ^ | 2/28/12
    -snip- Given Romney’s track record of political opportunism, what would happen if you could prove to him statistically that calling Obama a socialist would attract independents in the general election instead of driving them away? Would Mitt still object to using that term on principle or would it be time for a second look at red meat? That is to say, how much of his smugness in the clip is justified by being genuinely above-the-fray and how much of it is just a pose aimed at dismissing Santorum as a cheap rhetorical bottom-feeder. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VDuA1yuQo6E
  • Romney speech falls flat in Detroit

    02/24/2012 8:51:52 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    the hill ^ | 2/24/12 | cameron joseph
    Mitt Romney spoke to several empty seats Friday in Detroit, in a speech that offered Democrats more fodder for their attacks and failed to deliver the major economic address his campaign promised. Television cameras showed rows of empty chairs as Romney rehashed many of the policies and quips he'd used in previous speeches, made a few jokes that appeared to fall flat with the audience and said that his wife, Ann, drives "a couple of Cadillacs," which will likely give Democrats more ammunition for their depiction of him as rich and out of touch. The former Massachusetts governor also repeated...
  • Mitt Romney: Labor unions play an important role in our society

    02/21/2012 11:24:58 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 29 replies
    hotair ^ | 2/21/12 | tina korbe
    Just as Rick Santorum has pointedly and repeatedly reminded voters that Mitt Romney supported an individual health care mandate and the Wall Street bailouts, so Mitt Romney has sought to remind voters that Rick Santorum has been cozy with Big Labor in the past. In his attacks on Santorum, Romney has sounded unequivocally anti-labor, which no doubt has not helped him much in Michigan. Today, though, the former Massachusetts governor displayed a nuanced perspective on labor unions, characterizing himself as pro-union-worker but anti-union-bosses. His first line — “Labor unions play an important role in our society” — might seem to...
  • Romney: MI Loss "Won't Happen"

    02/16/2012 2:18:57 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 26 replies
    MLive ^ | 2/15/12 | Nate Reens
    KENTWOOD – Jerome Bush, an 81-year-old lifelong Republican, shook GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s hand Wednesday, recalling doing the same with his father, George Romney, during his campaign for governor more than 40 years ago. “I voted for his dad,” said Bush, the former supervisor of Fillmore Township in Allegan County. “Right now, I’m still undecided if I’m going to vote for him.” It illustrates the difficulty the former Massachusetts governor is facing on the 2012 campaign trail. Three polls released Wednesday show Rick Santorum ahead of Romney in the state where he was born and raised, a place once...
  • Palin on brokered convention "do whatever I could to help."

    02/15/2012 5:38:29 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 31 replies
    Essential reading: Palin, on Fox Business Network, says a brokered convention could happen and, if it does, she would "do whatever I could to help." Read the transcript below. BOLLING: Governor, a lot of people are saying it can't happen. I don't necessarily agree with them. If one of the nominees, one of the GOPers, doesn't get enough delegates, it could go the a brokered convention. If it does get to that and someone said, Governor, would you be interested, would you be interested? PALIN: Well, for one, I think that it could get to that. And I -- you...
  • CNN SOURCE: 'WE HAVE REPUBLICAN DEBATE OF YEAR TOMORROW NIGHT.'

    01/18/2012 1:47:08 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 7 replies
    CNN SOURCE: 'WE HAVE REPUBLICAN DEBATE OF YEAR TOMORROW NIGHT. WE ARE GOING TO LET THEM JUST GO AT IT'... DEVELOPING..
  • Romney Gets Testy When Baier Presses Him on Flip Flopping

    11/30/2011 3:09:48 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 26 replies
    (RealClearPolitics)Mitt Romney became visibly irritated with "Special Report" host Bret Baier when he confronted the presidential hopeful about his numerous nuanced positions compared to his past positions. "Well, Bret, your list is just not accurate," Romney said, when asked by Baier about changing his stances on climate change, abortion, gay rights and immigration. "So, one, we're going to have to be better informed about my views on issues," Mitt Romney sarcastically said to Baier. "My view is, you can look at what's written in my book. You can look at a person who has devoted his life to his family,...
  • Cain: Majority of US Muslims share extremist views

    11/14/2011 10:18:34 AM PST · by cdchik123 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/11 | Justin Sink
    Herman Cain said that he believes a majority of American Muslims share extremist views in an interview published on Monday. In an interview that included a few eyebrow-raising comments, Cain's exchange about American Muslims may get the most attention. "I have had one very well-known Muslim voice say to me directly that a majority of Muslims share the extremist views," Cain said in an interview with GQ.
  • Got meat? New KFC 'Double Down' has a double dose!

    04/11/2010 10:40:11 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 35 replies · 1,126+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | BY Randy Kreider and Katie Nelson
    KFC sure is flipping vegetarians the bird. The fried chicken franchise is rolling out a new "sandwich" with no bread - and extra meat. The "Double Down" is two fried filets that cradle two pieces of bacon, two slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and a squish of Colonel's Sauce. Feeling healthy? Go for the grilled chicken version instead. KFC initially tested the Double Down in Nebraska and Rhode Island and will fatten up menus nationwide with its new addition on April 12. The chain is literally counting down the seconds until the supersandwich goes on sale on...
  • Bill Cosby tells woman to shut up during interview

    02/27/2010 1:51:50 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 61 replies · 3,850+ views
    daily fill ^ | 2/27/10
    During an interview, Bill got up, approached a female publicist - and then told her to SHUT UP. After he finished chastising the women, he then began a diatribe BLASTING Black people for the high murder rate throughout the United States.
  • Mark Levin vs. Glenn Beck: Was Scott Brown’s joke about his daughters inappropriate?

    01/20/2010 7:45:38 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 86 replies · 1,941+ views
    Two clips for you, one via the Right Scoop from this morning’s radio show and the other via Mediaite from tonight’s GB on Fox. When I saw the first one, I figured he simply stumbled onto the topic while riffing and it went from there; Mediaite was outrageously outraged by the “dead intern” comment, but whatever. It was a joke. To open tonight’s Fox show with the same material, though? Right out of the chute, the day after Brown delivered the biggest Republican victory since 2004? I don’t get it. Neither does Mark Levin, who’s been known to criticize Beck...
  • Brown’s daughter to critics of his joke: Mellow out

    01/20/2010 7:39:21 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 75 replies · 2,858+ views
    hotair ^ | 1-20-09
    450+ comments already on the Levin/Beck thread. Evidently you guys are interested in this. Hopefully Politico’s interview will settle the debate about whether Brown’s kids really were outrageously outraged or not: “I had no idea he was going to do that. I saw the script and there was definitely no mention of that. It was totally off script,” Brown said in a phone interview squeezed in between classes at Boston College. She admitted that she was slightly embarrassed. “But that’s what gives people a chance to see my real dad.”… Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck slammed Brown’s acceptance speech...
  • Sen. Webb: No HCR Votes Until Brown Seated

    01/19/2010 7:10:50 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 97 replies · 3,747+ views
    Less than 15 minutes after the race was called for Republican Scott Brown, the first of what could be many conservative Democrats asks for leadership to put the brakes on health care reform. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) congratulated Brown on his win and delivered a zinger: "In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it...
  • Rasmussen to do exit polling?

    01/19/2010 11:21:08 AM PST · by cdchik123 · 16 replies · 1,718+ views
    I just heard on Rush that Rasmussen will be filling in the gap for exit polling since news networks thought it was a Democrat lock and didn't plan for exit polling. So I suppose we can be on the look out for that. although it would probably be nice to not see anything until the votes are counted.