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  • Let Bush be

    09/13/2012 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The theme of the president's 2012 re-election campaign is that George W. Bush left such a terrible mess that Barack Obama could hardly be expected to clean it up in four years. In other words, 43 months of unemployment rates above 8 percent, $5 trillion in new borrowing, $16 trillion in aggregate debt, gas prices of nearly $4 per gallon, a dive in average family income and involvement in two wars were all due to George Bush and simply too difficult for anyone else to overcome. So Obama cannot be judged on his record between 2009 and 2012. At first...
  • No Way: Dem Congressional Candidate Commits…Voter Fraud?

    09/11/2012 6:19:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    If you’re inclined to tune into MSNBC from time to time (as I am) you might remember when Touré -- one of the controversial co-hosts of the daytime program “The Cycle” -- asserted on national television last month that “voter fraud does not exist” in the United States of America. Republicans, he argued, have worked tirelessly this year to disenfranchise minority voters by forcing them to procure (and show) photo identification cards when they vote. Now, of course, one can certainly argue the varying degree to which voter fraud exists in the United States. This is an important and --...
  • Election 2012: Supreme Court Hangs in the Balance

    09/11/2012 2:23:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    I believe freedom is worth fighting for. I am committed to protecting the freedoms our forefathers guaranteed to us in our Constitution. There are many politicians who disagree with me, although they are loath to admit it, but their true colors show in voting records on critical legislation. And part of what makes America great is that every two years, we, too, cast our votes, rendering judgment on whether lawmakers have fulfilled their promises. And every four years, as in 2012, our opportunity extends to the highest office in the land. Less than 60 days remains before Election Day. I...
  • Barack Obama, All In

    09/08/2012 5:09:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    "First shot, straight through, that's how you perform under pressure," Barack Obama said in 2008. They played the quote with a video clip of Obama making a basket at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Obama knew how to make it look easy, even though it wasn't. When he spoke at the past two Democratic conventions, he was a challenger. "I'm no longer just a candidate," Obama declared. "I'm the president." On the political front, Obama has some impressive victories. "Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did," Obama said. "I promised to refocus the...
  • Lessons I have learned from the Democratic National Convention (Vanity)

    09/07/2012 1:37:00 PM PDT · by radpolis · 3 replies
    Vanity | 9/08/2012 | radpolis
    What I have learned from the DNC over the last few days: The greatest benefit to society is if every American becomes a ward of the federal government. All social and moral obligations should be outsourced to the state, notably to the federal government. Capitalism is evil. In other words, private contracts between individuals in voluntary economic arrangements are morally reprehensible. Crony capitalism and corporate welfare are evil, except when the Democratic Party continues to get campaign contributions from the benefitted parties. Federalism doesn't exist. Meaning, if the size and scope of the federal government is curtailed, children will starve...
  • The Five 'Reasons' to Re-elect Obama

    09/06/2012 3:29:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2012 | Larry Elder
    The case for re-electing President Barack Obama rests on five arguments, the most important of which is that Romney/Ryan represent sexism, racism, homophobia and fascism. 1) Obama "inherited" the worst set of economic conditions since World War II. False. Based on unemployment, inflation and interest rates, the recession of 1981-82 was worse. Unemployment during the early '80s reached 10.8 percent, inflation 13.5 percent, and prime interest rates reached 21.5 percent. During this so-called "Great Recession," the numbers peaked at 10.2 unemployment, 5.6 percent inflation and 7.25 percent for the prime interest rate. 2) Obama's economic policies "rescued the economy from...
  • The Obama Hare and Romney the Tortoise

    09/06/2012 3:20:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The 2012 race has turned into one of Aesop's classic fables. After each new media blitz against the no-frills Mitt Romney, a far cooler President Obama races ahead three or four points in the polls -- only to fall back to about even as the attention fades. Meanwhile, the Romney tortoise, head down on the campaign trail, keeps lumbering along toward the November finish. There is nothing fancy day in and day out -- only the steady plod of a good enough convention, workmanlike speeches that pass muster, a Midwestern vice president nominee who is informed and reliable, and the...
  • Biden's the Gaffe King, Not Ryan

    09/05/2012 4:28:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Within minutes of Paul Ryan concluding his convention speech in Tampa, Fla., the media attacks were launched. Why, the man is loose with the facts! He only spews vitriol and nonsense. Democratic National Convention Political Director Patrick Gaspard quickly sent out a fundraising appeal: "Paul Ryan's speech to the Republican Convention tonight wasn't grounded in reality." It was impossible to tell where the Democratic Party ended and the "news" media began. Liberal arrogance often reveals itself in the smug certitude that its globe-encompassing enlightenment trumps all. For decades, the liberal media have ripped conservatives as hopelessly ignorant. From Dan Quayle...
  • 25 Questions about What the Hell has Happened to America

    09/04/2012 3:57:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2012 | John Hawkins
    When did... 1) ....Educated people become so unfamiliar with small business that they began to believe that a company will practically build itself as long as the government provides roads, street signs, and police? 2) ...Freedom change from something we should all be seeking to something we're supposed to be terrified to face without the government holding our hands? 3) ...We stop asking, "Can we afford this?" along with "Is this a good idea?" when it comes to government programs? 4) ...Demanding that people come to this country legally if they want to stay here and become citizens become too...
  • Ann Romney, Energized

    09/02/2012 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2012 | Salena Zito
    Ann Romney said on Wednesday that she felt welcomed and energized when she stepped onto the stage here at the Republican National Convention to introduce her husband, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, to millions of Americans watching on television. The most important reviews of the speech came moments later from her five sons and daughters-in-law and their 18 children, who greeted her with tears and hugs. As she detailed the night before, family came first. “You know that kind of love and support that you get from your family? Well, it was that kind of reaction,” she said during...
  • The Idea Man: Enter Paul Ryan, Stage Right

    09/01/2012 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    It had the air of a debut. The 42-year-old out of the world of conservative ideas was stepping on stage at Tampa as his party's nominee for vice president of the United States. And you could tell he was happy to be there, and would be even happier once the bell rang for the main event, which will be this fall's presidential campaign. ("We can do this!") Contrary to the accepted caricature of his running mate as an over-cautious type out of the East, Mitt Romney took a flyer on this young congressman from the Midwest. He may still be...
  • Romney Pins Hopes on Being Different From Obama

    08/30/2012 6:47:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2012 | Michael Barone
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republicans who are assembled here have been told time and time again that Barack Obama's great advantage over Mitt Romney is likability. And many of the 15,000 or so journalists who endured the gusts of rain on Monday and groaned in the sun on the 1.5-mile walk from the nearest parking lot to the metal detectors outside the convention press center have been writing and soundbiting that the chief task of the Romney campaign is to introduce Romney's personal background and character to the public to improve his favorability ratings. Both talking points are true,...
  • The Rich Don't Pay Enough?

    08/29/2012 10:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    If you listen to America's political hacks, mainstream media talking heads and their socialist allies, you can't help but reach the conclusion that the nation's tax burden is borne by the poor and middleclass while the rich get off scot-free. Stephen Moore, senior economics writer for The Wall Street Journal, and I'm proud to say former GMU economics student, wrote "The U.S. Tax System: Who Really Pays?" in the Manhattan Institute's Issue 2012 (8/12). Let's see whether the rich are paying their "fair" share. According to IRS 2007 data, the richest 1 percent of Americans earned 22 percent of national...
  • Obama’s 1990s Bill Clinton Canard

    08/28/2012 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2012 | Randall DeSoto
    On the campaign trail, President Obama often makes references to Bill Clinton and the 1990s as proof that increasing taxes on the “wealthy” will be no impediment to restoring our nation's economic health. In fact, he truly seems to believe it is good for the economy, like having an extra portion of broccoli or something. Now he even has Clinton himself, in a newly released ad, stating this is the case. Recently, at various campaign stops, Obama contrasted Clinton’s policies with the "trickle down snake oil" that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are selling. He added, “It did not work...
  • Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?

    08/28/2012 7:22:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Looking back all the way to America's Civil War, there have been three dominant presidential coalitions. The first was Abraham Lincoln's. With his war to restore the Union and his martyrdom, Lincoln inaugurated an era of Republican dominance that lasted more than seven decades and saw only two Democratic presidents: Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson. The second coalition was FDR's, where he and his vice president Harry Truman won five consecutive presidential elections. Only Gen. Eisenhower could break that streak. The third was Richard Nixon's New Majority, cobbled together after his narrow 1968 victory, where he annexed the Northern Catholic...
  • My Dream Speech for Mitt Romney

    08/28/2012 6:57:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    My fellow Americans, my fellow Republicans: The 2012 election is not an election between two men but between two entirely different visions of America. President Obama and I are simply the standard bearers of opposing, and may I add, irreconcilable visions of what America is and should be. The Republican Party and I represent American values as they have been understood since the founding of our country. The Democratic Party and President Obama represent different values. This does not make any Democrat, let alone President Obama, less American or less patriotic than anyone of us here. But millions of Americans...
  • Romney's Opportunity

    08/28/2012 4:48:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    This week when Mitt Romney strides to center stage to deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, he might draw inspiration from an unlikely source: the song "I Am What I Am" from the musical "La Cage Aux Folles." One of the chief complaints from voters about politicians is that they too often package themselves disingenuously to get elected, only to reveal their real agenda after they've won. That is what President Obama did in the 2008 campaign when he styled himself as a unifier who wanted to bridge the partisan divide by saying, "...we are not a...
  • Romney's an Extremist, and Obama Isn't? LOL

    08/28/2012 4:19:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama's casting of Mitt Romney as extreme is one of the most glaring incidents of political projection in the modern era. Romney doesn't approach extremism in substance, style or disposition. Obama swims in it. In an interview with The Associated Press, Obama said Romney has locked himself into "extreme positions" on economic and social issues and would implement them if in office. Accusing Romney of extremism is just another arrow in Obama's fantasy quiver, because reality just doesn't help him. Romney is anything but extreme, and no serious political analyst believes otherwise. He is certainly extremely bullish on America,...
  • Obama Disses America’s Pope, Cardinal Timothy Dolan

    08/26/2012 4:45:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2012 | Doug Giles
    If Obama were wise he would really ramp up his misinformation machine. He should start giving away free weed, beer, hookers, tanks of gas, kazoos, Vaseline, stretch pants, whirly hats, Flowbees and ShamWows to anyone who promises to vote for him because he just ticked off stacks of Catholics even further by dissing Cardinal Dolan for the DNC. Say “buh-bye” to a big ol’ voting block, Mr. Anti-Catholic-In-Chief. Just like I can’t imagine any evangelical who can read and who remotely takes their faith seriously ever voting for BHO, I can’t imagine a sober Catholic giving this anti-biblical, anti-Constitution president...
  • Bank of Panther Stadium: Democrats and Transparency

    08/26/2012 4:12:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Our self-described most transparent administration in history is at it again. The folks who claim executive privilege over documents in the Fast and Furious case yet maintain the president wasn’t involved have decided transparency is overrated. The people who meet with lobbyists in coffee shops near the White House to keep unseemly names off the official visitor logs, have decided we don’t need to know who pays for their convention. The Washington Post reports, “In its marketing materials, the party promises that the “people’s convention,”…will be the “most open and accessible ever.” But the names of donors, some of whom...
  • Cheer Up: Four Reasons Why Obama May Lose Big in November

    08/25/2012 9:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Ever since former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney clinched the 2012 Republican presidential nomination last May, President Obama and his surrogates have waged a divisive and dishonest re-election campaign in order to distract voters from his failed record. To that end, they have spent millions of dollars on negative campaign advertisements suggesting the presumptive Republican nominee is, among other things, a “vulture capitalist," a “felon” a “pioneer in outsourcing,” and -- most recently -- a coldhearted technocrat responsible for the death of a steelworker’s terminally ill wife. These outrageous charges have been discredited by independent fact-checkers, of course, but at least...
  • Shrinking from the Debate

    08/25/2012 4:33:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    A recent episode of the HBO program "The Newsroom" featured an expose of the lame presidential debate procedure we have accepted in America. The producer of the series, Aaron Sorkin, set up a confrontation between some Republican flunkies and the noble newsroom folks who wanted to change the debate format. Sorkin, a committed leftist, used the scenario to mock the GOP primary contenders, but the point is valid: The debates are largely a sham. First of all, the candidates don't have to answer the questions posed and often fly off into rehearsed bloviations that are as boring as they are...
  • Why Women Matter This Election

    08/23/2012 4:23:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    In politics, where there are more men than women in elected positions, it's easy to get the impression that men matter most. You see them on TV, see their pictures in the paper, hear them pontificating on the issues on TV and radio. So it may surprise you to learn that women matter more than might be evident. Why? They outvote men. In 2008, 66 percent of women voted versus 62 percent of men. Women voted for Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain by 56 percent to 43 percent, while men were almost evenly split between the candidates at 49...
  • Obama in High Seas

    08/22/2012 5:21:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- It has been a very rough patch for Our President, and I do believe it is going to get rougher still. Do not be surprised, as the month goes on and August runs into September, that his campaign budget becomes tighter. President Barack Obama is spending more money than he is raising. It will get worse. A president who mismanages the federal budget the way Obama does cannot be expected to manage his campaign budget much better. Lavish spending, it turns out, is a way of life for the community organizer who became our 44th president. Lavish spending...
  • Romney-Ryan Forces Americans to Finally Face Looming Fiscal Doom

    08/21/2012 7:09:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    We do not know who will win the White House in November. But we do know that American politics has crossed the Rubicon on spending and entitlements, and these issues will at long last complete the journey from a forbidden third rail to a central element of national politics. Even if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan lose this year’s battle to Barack Obama, they will win the war on the challenge of our generation. Congressman Paul Ryan is best known for his budget, the Ryan Roadmap, which ties together the two sides of our fiscal-crisis coin: First, the major entitlements...
  • Romney and Ryan Turn the Tables on Obama

    08/19/2012 10:32:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan was supposed to be a problem for the Republicans. So said a chorus of chortling Democrats. So said a gaggle of anonymous seasoned Republican operatives. All of which was echoed gleefully by mainstream media. The problem, these purveyors of the conventional wisdom all said, was Medicare -- to be more specific, the future changes in Medicare set out in the budget resolutions Ryan fashioned as House Budget Committee chairman and persuaded almost all House and Senate Republicans to vote for. But while Democrats licked their chops at the prospect of scaring old ladies that...
  • America Ready for Paul Ryan’s Adult Conversation

    08/19/2012 10:25:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Star Parker
    There’s a line of thinking on the political left that Mitt Romney served them up a great softball in picking Paul Ryan as his running mate. According to Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page, “Ryan brings to the Romney campaign the tea party’s style of magical thinking, a blissfully simplistic, ideologically driven world view that seems to think candidates can win votes by promising to reduce popular government services.” Republican candidates, they say, are ducking for cover to avoid being branded with budget reforms that Ryan, as Chairman of House Budget Committee, has proposed, particularly for Medicare and Medicaid. Vice President...
  • Romney 2.0: The Paul Ryan Effect

    08/18/2012 6:46:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | David Malcom
    Mitt Romney’s choice of Republican Congressman and budget guru Paul Ryan as his running mate has profoundly altered the presidential race. In selecting the wonkish, articulate Ryan, Mitt Romney has enhanced his campaign, and thereby his chances of winning the presidency, by arming the GOP ticket with an eloquent mouthpiece whose bold policy prescriptions strengthen Romney’s campaign with a reform-minded seriousness the Obama-Biden ticket simply cannot match. Not surprisingly, even though Ryan has been Romney’s running mate for less than a week, the polls already reflect Americans’ buoyed confidence in the Romney-Ryan combo. Both Gallup and Rasmussen had Romney up...
  • How to Win a Presidential Election

    08/18/2012 4:32:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Steve Deace
    The mainstream media claims independents, the great unwashed in the middle, decide presidential elections. Conservative orthodoxy claims otherwise. Who is correct? The answer is they both are to an extent. Let’s face it, the mainstream media detests grassroots conservatives, therefore it will advance any dogma that seeks to marginalize the base of the Republican Party they absolutely loathe—whether it’s true or not. Since the Republican Party establishment hates us as much as the media does, and doesn’t want you aware of just how much sway you hold over the process, they dutifully play along in dispersing the DNC propagandist talking...
  • Are You an Extremist?

    08/18/2012 2:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    After Rep. Paul Ryan was announced as Mitt Romney's running mate, it took less than 24 hours for The New York Times to define Ryan as an "extremist." In a lead editorial, the paper bannered this sub-headline: "With no plan of his own, Mr. Romney can't distance himself from Mr. Ryan's extremist vision." That "vision" would be federal spending cuts and entitlement reform. While chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan sent two spending bills to the House, both of which passed but were killed in the Senate, which is controlled by the Democrats. The bills cut federal programs...
  • The Heart of Paul Ryan

    08/17/2012 11:06:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Mitt Romney showed he's reaching not just for a win, but for a mandate. The elevation of Rep. Paul Ryan is a game changer because it is a conversation changer. His selection as veep nominee puts front and center the need to reign in the spending of a government that borrows 40 cents from China for every dollar it spends. But, to me, the most interesting thing about Ryan is the story of his hometown -- Janesville, Wisc. In Janesville lies Paul Ryan's beating heart. Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein spent nine hours filming Ryan as part of a documentary, "As Goes...
  • Future of the Republic Hangs on 2012 Election

    08/17/2012 10:17:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Diana West
    First, kudos to Mitt Romney for choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate. Now, the danger: Romney, Ryan, their surrogates, their supporters and the American people will continue to treat Election 2012 as just another contest to determine whose hand is at the helm of state for the next four years. No, this election is for keeps. If Barack Obama doesn't lose his bid for a second term, he and his vast, left-wing support network of Marx-inspired think tanks, strategists and elected officials will fulfill Obama's 2008 campaign promise to "fundamentally" transform this nation, thus bringing the American experiment in...
  • Letting Granny Speak for Herself

    08/17/2012 9:50:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    We remember Granny. She's the helpless old lady in a wheelchair that Paul Ryan, or somebody who was supposed to look like him, pushed over the cliff. That's the way an Obama campaign commercial attempted to demonstrate the heartlessness of the mean ol' Republicans. But a funny thing happened on the way to November. When Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate, a lot of people put that video on rewind. Granny turned out to be alive and well, capable of looking at things for herself, seeing things as they really are, and she's alarmed at what she...
  • Obama's Medicare Fear Mongering Will Drown in the Facts

    08/17/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won't primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins. Besides, the economy and entitlements are wholly integrated issues: We cannot ultimately fix the economy long term without entitlement reform, and we can't balance the budget or retire the debt without a growing economy. Democrats appear jubilant about the Ryan pick, believing his close association with entitlement reform provides an opening for them...
  • Harry Reid's Cow and Joe Biden's Parrot

    08/16/2012 7:15:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    A week passes, and thus far, the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has yet to tell us whether he is or is not having sexual relations with a cow. As was reported in this column last week, based on sources in the field, Reid has been involved with the cow for at least three months, possibly more. My sources cannot be identified for obvious reasons. Even The New York Times would not reveal their identities. The story is that hot. It is, of course, possible that the relationship is purely platonic. On the other hand, possibly Reid is more involved...
  • The Final Quarter

    08/16/2012 3:41:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    We are less than three month out from the presidential election. Yes, I know that it seems as if it has already lasted forever, but so far, it's simply been the warm-up. The race is now in earnest. With the presumptive Republican nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, choosing Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, the lines of the presidential race have been finalized. The only apparent potential shake-up left would be President Obama's campaign replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But Biden is proving beneficial to the president's campaign. This...
  • Let's See You Prove Otherwise

    08/15/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Ken Connor
    Harry Reid paints his toenails red and wears a girdle. No, seriously, a former Nevada Democrat who shall remain nameless told me so. And if the erstwhile Senator wants to prove otherwise, he will have to take off his socks and shoes, along with his pants, and show the public it’s not true. Oh, and did I tell you that Mr. Reid has “I like Ike” tattooed on his behind? I’m not kidding. A former country club colleague of Reid’s who is not comfortable revealing his identity whispered that to me while I was riding the subway. Therefore, it must...
  • T. Boone Pickens Should Top Romney-Ryan Appointment List

    08/15/2012 6:19:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Bob Barr
    With only the formality of the Republican National Convention standing between them and the November election, the “Comeback Team” of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan has a little less than three months in which to convince a majority of the American electorate it is better equipped to govern the country for the next four years than its Democrat counterpart. If these two Republican leaders wish to get a jump start on accomplishing that goal, there is one person with whom they quickly should set up an appointment – Texan T. Boone Pickens. Romney noted in his speech last Saturday at...
  • Black Like Us: The Race Clownery of Obama-Biden

    08/15/2012 3:32:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Looks like Vice President Joe Biden has been taking extracurricular Democratic jive-talking lessons. The results of condescending liberals' cynical racial pandering attempts are, as always, seismically cringe-inducing. At a campaign event in Danville, Va., the gaffetastic veep dropped his g's and picked up a bizarre twang in front of an audience of black voters. Middle-Class Joe swapped his Home Depot apron for an A.M.E. preacher's robe and sermonized about the big, bad GOP. Romney's "gonna let the big banks once again write their own rules," Biden shouted. "Unnnn-chain Wall Street," he exclaimed with pulpit bravado. "They're gonna put y'all back...
  • Obama’s Not So Secret Plan

    08/13/2012 8:13:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Since the beginning of our current political and cultural environment during the term of Barrack Obama we’ve heard many references to his political mentor, Saul Alinsky. For years, people have described how profoundly Alinsky has influenced Obama and his team. I finally concluded that it was time to sacrifice myself on behalf of the readers of this column and buy Alinsky’s book (Rules for Radicals), and then report back exactly what Alinsky has to say. Though short, this book can be quite challenging. First, it was written in 1971, an era that evokes images of bad clothing and ill-kempt people...
  • Romney Goes Bold: Pro-Life Catholic Paul Ryan Chosen as Republican Vice Presidential Candidate

    08/11/2012 10:19:31 AM PDT · by tcg · 19 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/11/12 | Keith A Fournier
    I just returned from the Romney/Ryan campaign event in Norfolk, Virginia. My first experience was complete surprise! The crowd was massive, enthusiastic and hopeful. I don't know what I expected - but what I experienced far exceeded those expectations...As my readers know, I supported the candidacy of a friend whom I still believe would be a great President, Rick Santorum. However, when he withdrew from the race, I made clear in my writing that I would do everything I can to keep the current president from winning reelection. That is because I believe that President Obama is the most Anti-Life...
  • If You Like Obama's Failed Policies, Vote for Him

    08/10/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Those who understand that America is now on the wrong track cannot reasonably vote for Obama in November, because he is absolutely unwilling to change, perhaps even ideologically incapable of changing, course. Evidence abounds. First, consider his disastrous economic record and his rejection of any semblance of a course change. He and his economic advisers told us his stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 percent. It didn't. He didn't consider for a second that his policies exacerbated the economic crisis. He blamed Bush and said that if anything, he -- Obama -- hadn't spent enough. He demanded more stimulus packages...
  • Of Democrats and Distractions

    08/09/2012 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Now it can be told. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, despite his lofty position in the United States Senate and despite being married to a very nice woman, has been having sex with a cow for at least three months, maybe more. How he met the cow I cannot say, as it would compromise extremely sensitive sources. Where he met her? Again, my lips are sealed. Nonetheless, it is time for Senator Reid to come clean about that cow. The Senate Majority Leaders said recently of Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, that he "must prove that he has...
  • 'Mad Dog' Harry Reid

    08/09/2012 7:17:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    To call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "mad dog," as Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank did, is an affront to the canine community and those suffering from legitimate mental illness. Reid was completely sane when he spread hearsay about an anonymous Bain Capital investor who allegedly told him Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years. Doesn't Reid, a Mormon like Romney, subscribe to the prohibition in the Ninth Commandment: "Thou shall not bear false witness"? He appears to pay no political price because he's a Democrat and unlike Joe McCarthy, to whom some are comparing him, no prominent...
  • The Rich Pay Their Fair Share in Taxes — And Then Some

    08/09/2012 7:04:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    ARE AMERICANS EAGER for higher taxes on the affluent? Barack Obama and his allies clearly think so. The president who came to office vowing to "spread the wealth around" by raising taxes on individuals with incomes above $200,000 is doubling down, making a tax hike on the rich the centerpiece of his campaign for reelection. "We should ask the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more," he urged a White House audience last week. "We're talking about folks like me going back to the tax rates that existed under Bill Clinton.… And here's the thing -- there are a lot...
  • Morally Coherent Catholic Voters Should Decide the 2012 US Presidential Election

    08/09/2012 6:42:35 AM PDT · by tcg · 11 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/9/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ...I write this article as a private citizen. I still have a right to speak out on such matters, thank God. And this website had enough foresight to organize itself as a "for profit" business. It has avoided the growing hostility toward Christians who speak out. What I am about to say will make some waves; I hope so. Though said almost every four years, this actually IS, in my opinion, the most important presidential election in my lifetime. What is at stake is the very idea of this Nation and the values upon which it was founded. On Wednesday,...
  • After Chick-Fil-A: Let's Make Election Day, Nov 6, 2012, Freedom Appreciation Day

    08/06/2012 4:48:07 PM PDT · by tcg · 4 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/6/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ... Ordinary Americans went to Chick-Fil-A restaurants around the Nation because they had had enough. Enough of the threats to freedom and the bullying of people like the owners of that restaurant chain, precisely because they had the courage to voice their convictions in the public square. Because they defended marriage as what it is, they were literally threatened, not only by the strident cultural revolutionaries who seek to enforce a new cultural order upon us all, but by Mayors of major cities who were willing to enforce that new cultural order at the expense of true freedom. We see...
  • After Lech Walesa Meeting, Romney Should Call America to a New Birth of Freedom

    08/01/2012 6:02:12 AM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/1/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ... In an interview during his 2010 visit Walesa offered this observation: "The United States is only one superpower. Today they lead the world. Nobody has doubts about it. Militarily. They also lead economically but they're getting weak. But they don't lead morally and politically anymore. The world has no leadership. The United States was always the last resort and hope for all other nations. There was the hope, whenever something was going wrong, one could count on the United States. Today, we have lost that hope..." Former Governor Mitt Romney just returned from a foreign policy trip... The Romney...
  • Don't Eat Campaign Dirt

    07/19/2012 4:57:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    Dirty political campaigns are as old as the Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are said to have thrown the first mud at each other in the presidential election of 1800. Jefferson accused his old pal -- who was then president -- of being a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal and a tyrant. Adams returned fire, calling his vice president and challenger Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father." I don't know what the average citizen of 1800 thought about those lies and name-calling, which have been an...
  • Romney's Courage and Conviction in His NAACP Speech Missed by Most of the Media

    07/12/2012 8:24:03 PM PDT · by tcg · 26 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/13/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ...The Republican Party now has a nominee, the former Governor of my home State as a boy, Massachusetts. I must vote to discharge my duty as a faithful Catholic citizen. I will not waste my vote. I cannot vote for the current President. I will do everything I can to see he is not reelected. His leadership in the White House has demonstrated he is no friend of life, marriage and the Family and the society upon it, Religious Liberty and many other foundational causes to which I have dedicated my life. In fact, I worry for the future of...