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  • USDA diversity training session included 'illegal immigrants' chant, group claims

    10/04/2012 8:03:09 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 04, 2012 | unattributed
    The U.S. government paid a Chicago consultant hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on diversity training workshops that, according to one watchdog, included an exercise in which employees were told to chant "our forefathers were illegal immigrants." Conservative group Judicial Watch made the claim this week as it released a handful of documents pertaining to the program -- and alleged that the sessions held by the Department of Agriculture ended up enforcing political views more than promoting tolerance. "Instead of being diversity-oriented or tolerance-oriented, it's more about adopting a mindset," said Lisette Garcia, a senior investigator with the group....
  • Rand Paul "Governor Romney Didn't Need Me Last Night... I'm Pretty Impressed With His Performance"

    10/04/2012 6:58:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abjncjtFPgA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 10/2/12

    10/04/2012 5:15:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | October 2, 2012 | Jay Carney, Jen Psaki
    Q: Could I ask Jen because the first debate is three segments on the economy, one on health care, one on the role of government - is there a danger of some issues that President Obama wants to talk about in this debate not coming up? MS. PSAKI: Sure. Look, I think obviously the moderator has a very powerful role in any of these debates to steer the conversation. While this is a huge audience and the President recognizes it as one of the biggest audiences he'll have between now and November - obviously, the convention night was a huge...
  • Presidential Debate Drew More Than 70 Million Viewers

    10/04/2012 5:00:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    New York Times (blog) ^ | October 4, 2012 | By BRIAN STELTER
    The first of three presidential debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney reached more than 70 million viewers on Wednesday night. Nielsen, a television measurement company, said 67.2 million viewers watched on television at home — the highest number for a first debate since 1980. Nielsen’s total for Wednesday’s debate did not count people who watched outside the home (in offices, bars or airports) or who watched in other countries. Nor did not count any of the millions of people who had access to the debate on computers, tablets or phones. CNN.com, for instance, said it recorded 1.2 million live...
  • The presidential debate: Mr. Disengaged vs. the Energizer Bunny

    10/04/2012 4:52:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | by Lynne K. Varner
    Anyone remember what President Obama said during Wednesday’s less-than exciting debate? Me neither. But do you remember how he said the things we no longer remember? Yep, me too. I remember every verbal inflection and soothing cadence, tones better left to National Public Radio. Cool and collected is what got Obama elected. His ability to stay above the fray was attractive to an America on the verge of panic. But Mr. Cool turned into Mr. Remote and had a lot of America reaching for one. Mitt Romney was the Energizer Bunny. He was aggressive and quick with Reaganesque rejoinders. One...
  • Al Gore Blames Altitude For Obama’s Debate Skills

    10/04/2012 3:39:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 67 replies
    WebProNews.com ^ | Amanda Crum
    Al Gore has said some things which have been lampooned over the years, but his speculation on why Mitt Romney seemed to dominate the debate last night has garnered more critics than usual. “I’m going to say something controversial here,” Gore said. “Obama arrived in Denver at 2 pm today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet and you only have a few hours to adjust, I don’t know.” Of course, people have been having a field day with it, and Twitter is all aflutter.
  • Nov. 6: A historic opportunity for La. voters to protect their gun rights

    10/04/2012 3:24:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    ZacharyToday.com ^ | 10.02.12 | Chris W. Cox
    With just one vote on November 6th, you can build an iron wall around your Second Amendment freedoms and protect them from anti-gun, activist judges. That’s because on your ballot this year is an amendment to Louisiana’s state constitution that would provide the most rock-solid state-level legal protection for the right to keep and bear arms in the nation.  The language of the amendment reads: The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny. The key words here are “strict...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, October-4-2012

    10/04/2012 3:02:50 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 45 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Romney's Missed Debate Opportunities [vanity] (Fellow FReepers, please share what you saw...)

    10/04/2012 2:44:06 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 51 replies
    Last night's debate transcript - Politico.com ^ | 04 OCTOBER 2012 | TXnMA / Debaters
    In his wrap-up, Øbama said, "But I also promised that I'd fight every single day on behalf of the American people, the middle class, and all those who were striving to get into the middle class. I've kept that promise and if you'll vote for me, then I promise I'll fight just as hard in a second term." At that point, Romney should have silently stepped out from behind his podium and -- executed a clumsy golf swing... Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/81994_Page10.html#ixzz28MqfgWlx
  • Help Repeal Handgun Registration in Michigan

    10/04/2012 2:31:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | October 3, 2012 | NA
    Contact Your State Senator TodayHouse Bill 5225, legislation that would eliminate the state handgun “permit-to-purchase” and registration requirements, is currently stalled in the Michigan Senate. The reason for this delay stems from opposition by the Michigan State Police, as well as Governor Rick Snyder’s office, asking Senate leadership to "hold" HB 5225. The Michigan State Police, never friendly to pro-gun reforms, including the current state Right-to-Carry law, has even proposed a number of crippling amendments to HB 5225 that would perpetuate Michigan’s antiquated registration system in the event that they are unable to stop its passage.The Michigan State Police (MSP)...
  • BIDEN ADMITS: 'YES WE DO' WANT TO RAISE TAXES $1T

    10/04/2012 1:23:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    This is a huge gaffe on Vice President Joe Biden's part. Instead of using the dishonest language of "letting the Bush tax cuts expire," Biden finally comes straight out and tells the truth:
  • Orphan Obama: Has anyone ever seen such chutzpah?

    10/04/2012 12:40:23 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.2.12 | Ben Stein
    There is an old Jewish joke about a boy who murders his parents, then throws himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan. It is a great joke and applies in a huge way to Mr. Obama, Mr. Axelrod, and their posse. This morning, as I was battling the invasion of ants that is tormenting all of Southern California as we go through by far the worst heat wave I have seen in my 36 years here, I picked up and read the front page of my beloved former employer, the Wall Street Journal. Sho' 'nuff, there was...
  • It's A Drag

    10/04/2012 12:32:01 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.4.12 | George Neumayr
    Obama performs lamely against an energetic and effective Romney. "It's a drag," Barack Obama said earlier this week about his debate prep. "They're making me do my homework." This foreshadowed his lackluster debate performance on Wednesday night. He seemed disengaged and defensive. He didn't look at his watch, à la George Bush Sr., but he was probably doodling (under the guise of taking copious notes) as an energetic Mitt Romney offered a detailed brief against his failed presidency. Romney conveyed the command of a hands-on CEO while Obama looked like a tired demagogue. His summation was pathetic, dribbling out some...
  • Why was President Obama so bad?

    10/04/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 159 replies
    The Barack Obama who stood on the debate stage in Denver Wednesday night was virtually unrecognizable to the person who swept to victory in 2008 or even the man who had built a narrow-but-clear edge in the 2012 race. In the wake of the debate, Democrats conceded that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had dominated the proceedings and quickly moved on to a deeper — and harder to answer — question: What the hell was wrong with the president? Theories abound — up to an including that Obama, who had done debate prep in Las Vegas, struggled to adjust to...
  • Help Me Howard: 666 Plot [Lawyer: "...Constitution... says, church and state must be separate...]

    10/04/2012 11:50:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    WSVN ^ | 9/25/12
    Three numbers 666 many people believe its the sign of the devil. So how would you feel burying a loved one in a plot numbered 666.... "The courts recognize religions and religious holidays, but they don't recognize religious beliefs. That sound contradictory but it comes from the U.S Constitution's First Amendment that says, church and state must be separate. If it sounds confusing its because it is."
  • 'Later' has finally arrived

    10/04/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando
    WND.com ^ | October 01, 2012 | John Rocker
    Exclusive: John Rocker says sunset of America is upon us based on electoral results Snip: From the implementation of the first broad-ranging social entitlement programs, which were introduced through Johnson’s Great Society back in the ’60s, little by little the American populace has become more and more comfortable suckling at the government teat over the passing decades. No one can argue that the concept of expansive socialism and far-reaching entitlement were ever a component of the founding doctrine of these United States. Yet as with many things which at first are taboo, slowly they become tolerated, then accepted, then expected....
  • How to Tell if Someone Is a Statist

    10/04/2012 10:12:40 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 21 replies
    Renew America ^ | 04 Oct 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    Everybody knows that there is a great divide in the American political system. However, many in this nation are incorrect in their understanding of what constitutes this divide. If asked, many would try to point to race or class, even though these would not generally be satisfactory answers to the question. Others would point to the division between the major political parties. Yet others, perhaps a little more accurately, would draw lines between the conventional Left/Right, liberal/conservative dichotomy that dominates the thinking of most observers. However, even this division is not completely accurate, because there are many who would profess...
  • Foreign aid has become 'real money'($20+ Billion)

    10/04/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 03, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah compares billions given away to what's spent on border security It may be an apocryphal quote attributed to the late Sen. Everett Dirksen: “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” There’s really no credible citation one can find that suggests he actually ever said those famous words – though I swear I can still hear him saying them when I was a child. Those words were reverberating in my mind again this week as it was revealed that Barack Obama has increased spending on foreign aid by 80 percent through last...
  • Blind Justice

    10/04/2012 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2012 | Conrad Black
    America is victimized by a rapacious prosecutocracy. An article in the Wall Street Journal last week having pointed out that 97 percent of U.S. criminal prosecutions are now guilty-plea bargains, and that 85 percent of the remaining 3 percent are trials that return guilty verdicts, I return to the spavined bête noire of the justice system. These are totalitarian percentages. I have referred here before to an American “prosecutocracy.” The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population, 25 percent of its incarcerated people, and almost 50 percent of the world’s lawyers. These figures hold, even if it is...
  • Why Seniors Should Prefer Ryan’s Medicare Plan to Obama’s

    10/04/2012 7:44:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/04/2012 | PETER FERRARA
    DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz described the Medicare reforms proposed by GOP Vice-Presidential nominee and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as "literally a death trap for seniors." White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Ryan's reforms would "change Medicare as we know it." But it was Obamacare that already changed Medicare as we know it, transforming it literally into a death trap for seniors. Obamacare cut Medicare by $716 billion over the next 10 years alone, mostly by slashing Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals. And that is just a down-payment on what is to come. Ryan...
  • Obamacare and Romneycare Are Not Identical

    10/04/2012 7:42:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/04/2012 | Debra Saunders
    There are a lot of differences between Obamacare and Romneycare, even though President Barack Obama said that the two plans were based on an "identical model" during the first presidential debate in Denver on Wednesday night. "We've seen this model work very well," Obama said, "in Massachusetts." Wrong, countered Mitt Romney. As Massachusetts governor, he passed a health care plan "on a bipartisan basis." President Obama, said Romney, "instead of bringing America together," rammed through a bill that garnered no support across the aisle. "Something this big, this important," Romney concluded, "has to be done on a bipartisan basis." Note...
  • The boundless dishonesty of Barack Obama

    10/04/2012 7:35:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    Power Line ^ | October 3, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    I noted yesterday that in his 2007 speech in Hampton, Virginia, Barack Obama falsely claimed that the Stafford Act had not been waived for relief money appropriated to help New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Stafford Act requires that, absent a waiver, localities match a percentage of the money they receive in federal assistance. Obama’s claim was false. A few weeks before Obama gave his Hampton speech, Congress had waived the Stafford Act in connection with $6.9 billion in federal aid for New Orleans. But it gets worse for Obama. (Neo-neocon) points out that Obama was one...
  • DAILY DOOM ANTIDOTE: Ten Things to Know About Denver Debate Last Night

    10/04/2012 7:32:26 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 59 replies
    HIllbuzz ^ | 10/4/2012 | Kevin Dujan
    10. Obama was injected with amphetamines or something before the debate and they wore off about 20 minutes in. Here in Chicago, word on the street for the last month has been that Valerie Jarrett was specifically tasked with getting Obama off coke and other drugs before the debates so that he would not embarrass himself on stage for an hour and a half. So, word is that Obama’s been detoxing since at least September. This explains how haggard he’s looked and how prickly he’s acted for a while now…it’s what addicts look and act like when they’re cut off...
  • Obama Faulted for Flat Debate as Many Praise Romney

    10/04/2012 7:00:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The immediate reaction to Wednesday night’s presidential debate was a torrent of criticism directed at President Obama, with Republicans, and as well as many Democrats, accusing Mr. Obama of delivering a flat, uninspired and defensive performance. At this point, it remains unclear whether these snap assessments and others made immediately after the debate will be matched by the more sober judgments of voters in the upcoming days. Voters sometimes surprise the pundits by coming to different conclusions about the outcome of a presidential debate. Mr. Obama has been very aggressive of late on the stump, and his scheduled events on...
  • Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

    10/04/2012 5:24:32 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 10/3/2012 | Matt Apuzzo and Eileen Sullivan
    A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone's ability to control. What began as an attempt to put local, state and federal officials in the same room analyzing the same intelligence has instead cost huge amounts of money for data-mining software, flat screen televisions and, in Arizona, two fully equipped Chevrolet Tahoes that are used for commuting, investigators found. The lengthy, bipartisan report is a scathing evaluation of what the Department...
  • High-School Teacher Threatens To Assault Student For Wearing Romney T-Shirt, Likens It To KKK Sheet

    10/04/2012 5:00:24 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 55 replies
    Red State ^ | Staff
    Apparently, in the City of Brotherly Love, geometry teachers easily confuse this… With this:Racism has again raised its ugly head in this presidential election and it has filtered all the way down to the classroom level where, in Philadelphia, a high school student was threatened with assault by her geometry teacher last Friday for wearing a Mitt Romney t-shirt. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, last Friday was dress-down day for students at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond. One female student decided that she would show her support for Republican presidential candidate a Mitt Romney by wearing a Romney...
  • Left Wants Multiculturalism to Trump Free Speech

    10/04/2012 4:06:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The American Left used to champion free expression. We were lectured -- correctly -- that the price of being repulsed by occasional crude talk and art was worth paying. Only that way could Americans ensure our daily right to criticize those with greater power and influence whom we found wrong and objectionable. When 1950s comedian Lenny Bruce titillated his audiences with the F-word and crude sex talk, liberals came to his defense. They reminded us that vulgar speech is not a crime: The First Amendment was not just designed to protect uplifting expression, but also rarer blasphemous and indecent speech....
  • 'Superb' (Army) officer rebranded 'objectionable' after Muslims complain

    10/03/2012 10:35:07 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 03, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Law firm defending instructor after Islam material purged The plaudits in the military records regarding the performance of one Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, are startling: “Exceptionally superb performance from a professional, innovative and enthusiastic officer” “He is clearly the best of our new instructors … already cited by his students as an outstanding instructor. … A must select for battalion command. … Dooley possesses unlimited potential to serve in positions of much higher authority.” “Unquestionably among the most dedicated and hard working officers I have ever known. … He...
  • Race in America: Riots explained … finally (Obama... justifying black mob violence)

    10/03/2012 10:17:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 03, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    <p>“And most of the ministers here know that those riots didn’t erupt overnight; there had been a ‘quiet riot’ building up in Los Angeles and across this country for years.</p> <p>“If you had gone to any street corner in Chicago or Baton Rouge or Hampton – you would have found the same young men and women without hope, without miracles and without a sense of destiny other than life on the edge – the edge of the law, the edge of the economy, the edge of family structures and communities.”</p>
  • It’s Over

    10/03/2012 9:49:23 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 85 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    I’ve been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, but I have never seen one like this. It wasn’t a TKO, it was a knockout. Mitt Romney was in control from the beginning. He was the alpha male, while Barack Obama was weak, hesitant, stuttering, often apologetic. The visuals were great for Romney and awful for Obama. Obama looked small, tired, defeated after four years of failure, out of ammo. One small point among many: Obama doesn’t even know how to stand at a podium, as he continually lifted up one leg. He would be below average as a...
  • X [Newly Unearthed Obama Video from 2002]

    10/03/2012 4:16:30 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Crediting Morgen Richmond, Patterico has posted a video clip of Barack Obama speaking at a 2002 University of Chicago Martin Luther King Day Memorial. The video of the full speech is posted here. Patterico characterizes it as “by and large…a nice speech by a rising politician. Obama speaks about the need for empathy in society, about taking responsibility for our actions, and the audacity of hope….But,” Patterico holds, “there are a few times when the mask slips, just a little.” Paterrico points in particular to one of the most provocative parts of Obama’s speech, of which he has posted the...
  • Obama insisted on state, local Stafford Act funding after Joplin, Mo. tornado

    10/03/2012 3:52:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 3, 2012 | Zachary Snider
    Despite his harsh criticism of the George W. Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2007, President Obama decided not to waive a requirement that state and local governments contribute 25 percent of relief funds devoted to cleaning up after a tornado that swept through Joplin, Mo. in May 2011. The Stafford Act requires those matching funds in order to collect federal disaster relief money, but that requirement may be modified or even waived at the president’s discretion. “What’s happening down in New Orleans,” Obama asked in a video of a June 2007 speech at Hampton University obtained by The...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, October-3-2012

    10/03/2012 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 59 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • MILLER: Gun carry in the Obama era

    10/03/2012 1:38:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 October, 2012 | Emily Miller
    The ability of Americans to bear arms is on the line in this presidential election. The Supreme Court, which started a new term on Monday, will have little choice but to take up the issue of carry rights within the next few years. All it takes is the appointment of one new justice to shift the balance on this constitutional question. Oral arguments were heard in Washington Monday in one of the cases that could make its way to the high court. A federal judge will first decide whether the District can outright ban any form of open or concealed...
  • According To This Army Document, Tea Partiers And Twitter Users Are Potential Terrorists

    10/03/2012 9:07:17 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-3-2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    According To This Army Document, Tea Partiers And Twitter Users Are Potential Terrorists Geoffrey IngersollOctober 3, 2012 Words like 'terrorist' can always be turned around depending on who is the "authority." In the case of documents acquired by Spencer Ackerman of Wired's Danger Room, the U.S. Army takes a very liberal approach to it's definition of possible insider threats. As Ackerman said about the Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group's "Threat Indicator Card": [The document's] “indicators” of radicalization are vague enough to include both benign behaviors that lots of people safely exhibit and, on the other end of the spectrum, signs that...
  • Bishop E.W. Jackson: “It’s time to end this slavish devotion to the Democrat Party”

    10/03/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | September 25, 2012 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
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  • SO OBAMA IS A LYING, RACE-BAITING DEMAGOGUE: DOES ANYONE EVEN CARE?

    10/03/2012 11:20:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/03/2012 | John Hindraker
    The video that debuted on the Daily Caller and the Sean Hannity show last night establishes that Barack Obama is a lying (see Paul’s post from last night), race-baiting (see the video) demagogue. Will it matter?Reporters tweeted up a storm last night, assuring us that there is nothing new in the video and suggesting that it was disreputable to play it. One Josh Barro of Bloomberg News tweeted: @JBarro: I don’t get how you can work somewhere like Breitbart or Drudge and not feel like you’re doing something pathetic with your life. Hey, Ma’am, I’m just another objective journalist,...
  • Check the Math: Romney's Tax Plan Doesn't Raise Middle Class Taxes

    10/03/2012 11:05:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/03/2012 | John McCormack
    A study by the Tax Policy Center, a project of the center-left Brookings Institution and Urban Institute, claims that Mitt Romney's tax plan is mathematically impossible. TPC claims that Romney cannot cut tax rates by 20 percent across the board and maintain revenue neutrality without raising the net tax burden on the middle class. According to TPC, in the year 2015 under Romney's tax plan, "maintaining revenue neutrality mathematically necessitates a shift in the tax burden of at least $86 billion away from high-income taxpayers onto lower- and middle-income taxpayers. This is true even under the assumption that the maximum...
  • Fiscal Commissioner on Debt Crisis: 'You Better Get Yourself a Cave in the Adirondacks'

    10/03/2012 10:36:54 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/2/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) said Tuesday the first presidential debate will “be the biggest tap dance since Fred Astaire,” and that neither political party in Washington is willing to tackle the country’s fiscal problems. "You better get yourself a cave in the Adirondacks," he mirthfully said when asked what would happen if politicians did not deal with the debt. Simpson, who along with Erksine Bowles co-chaired the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, appeared at George Washington University for an event on the upcoming election and the approaching fiscal cliff. After the event CNSNews.com asked Simpson...
  • Rumsfeld blasts Obama's 'blame America' mind-set

    10/03/2012 10:29:31 AM PDT · by lward99 · 2 replies
    Times247 ^ | 10/3/12 | Times247
    This is an administration in which the lawyers, academics and the wordsmiths who populate their ranks characterize acts of terrorism as “man-caused disasters” and the Fort Hood killings as “workplace violence.” They use phrases like “leading from behind,” or “transnational governance” and “pooling” our nation’s sovereignty with other countries. They seem to believe America’s policies should be based on an international consensus of the nations that dominate the U.N. General Assembly, instead of on our Constitution and the decisions of our elected representatives Read more: http://times247.com/#ixzz28Fu2j7jS
  • Swallow Hard and Vote for Todd Akin: It’s Important

    10/03/2012 10:19:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/03/2012 | Kurt Schlichter
    At the end of the day, I’ll support the conservative who makes a lousy gynecologist over the liberal who makes a lousy senator. The deadline has passed and Todd Akin has failed to take the advice of pretty much everyone else in the conservative movement and drop out of the Missouri senate race. He’s the candidate going into the election against Claire McCaskill, a liberal Democrat who provided Obama’s winning Obamacare vote and has been there every step of the way in the progressive quest to turn this country into a crony-capitalist, welfare state nightmare. Easy call. I’ll back the...
  • Obama aide denies Bush bashing

    10/03/2012 10:15:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 15 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 3 Oct 12 | Kevin Robillard
    President Barack Obama’s reelection effort is not blaming the sputtering economic recovery of the past four years on former President George W. Bush, his deputy campaign manager insisted Wednesday. “We’re absolutely not doing that,” Stephanie Cutter said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “In fact, we’re taking credit for the 5.1 million private-sector jobs that have been created over the past four years despite being handed the worst economy since the Great Depression. We’re taking credit for the million jobs that were protected under the president’s efforts to save the auto industry and the increase in manufacturing jobs for the first time...
  • Slandering Muhammad Is Not a Crime

    10/03/2012 9:56:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Addressing the U.N. General Assembly last week, President Barack Obama tried to explain this strange attachment that Americans have to freedom of speech. He was handicapped by his attraction to a moral principle whose dangers the journalist Jonathan Rauch presciently highlighted in his 1993 book, "Kindly Inquisitors": "Thou shalt not hurt others with words." During the past few weeks, the widespread, often violent and sometimes deadly protests against "Innocence of Muslims," a laughably amateurish trailer for a seemingly nonexistent film mocking the Prophet Muhammad, have demonstrated the alarming extent to which citizens of Muslim countries -- including peaceful moderates, as...
  • Elderly Couple Face Vandalism, Molotov Cocktail Over Romney Sign

    10/03/2012 8:34:16 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    An elderly California couple has been subjected to violent threats, vandalism and a fake Molotov cocktail because they erected a pro-Mitt Romney sign on their front yard.
  • Obama's Old-World Arrogance

    10/03/2012 8:34:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    When President Obama came to the U.N. General Assembly on September 25, his arrogance was on full display. He skipped meeting any world leaders, but did find time to sit down and talk about his lover moves on ABC's "The View." Topics included how he's a "romantic husband," how he "tucks in" his wife at night and how his first kiss with Michelle is now memorialized by a monument in Chicago. Meanwhile, Israel is preparing for war against a soon-to-be-nuclear Iran. Yawn. Obama also skipped the traditional luncheon, leaving U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon looking like "a jilted prom date,"...
  • A Few Questions The Moderators Won't Ask Obama

    10/03/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 10/3/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Wednesday night, left-leaning TV anchor Jim Lehrer of government-supported PBS will moderate the first 90-minute presidential debate in Denver. The forum will focus on domestic policy. Lehrer alone will determine the topics and questions for six 15-minute segments, and then he will control an "open discussion" for each segment. We know the liberal media bias drill: Make the Republican candidate look like a scary extremist on social issues and a greedy capitalist pig on economic issues. Avoid the Democratic incumbent's record of failure. Run out the clock. Thank you and good night. Here's my starter list of domestic policy...
  • Splendid idea: Lehrer lobbied to ask gun control questions

    10/03/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer is being lobbied hard to ask questions about gun control and violent crime during Wednesday’s debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and that just might be a splendid idea with unintended consequences for the president and his anti-rights supporters. That may not play well in Seattle, where the Seattle Times has offered one of the most tepid endorsements ever to grace its editorial page, recommending that voters re-elect the president. The Brady Campaign is trying to add momentum to the effort by publishing a letter from families of Batman massacre victims in Aurora, Colo....
  • You Can't Promote Freedom Abroad as it Disappears at Home

    10/03/2012 6:50:40 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 10/1/2012 | Star Parker
    Baseball player Yogi Berra once said, "You can observe a lot by watching." Simple wisdom, that President Obama is not likely to heed. In order to observe, you have to want to look at the truth that's actually out there. With reality so different from how our president wishes to portray it, he has little interest in seeing things as they really are. This past week, the president delivered a "Kumbaya" appeal to the current session of the United Nations General Assembly. The pitch, about peaceful resolution of disputes, tolerance and free speech, was clearly aimed at Muslim nations. The...
  • Jesse Ventura, Castro’s man of courage

    10/03/2012 6:16:04 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | OCTOBER 2, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    NEW YORK — “I can only judge Fidel by the hour I spent with him,” former Minnesota governor and renowned conspiracy crockpot Jesse Ventura told The Daily Caller in the empty lobby restaurant of his New York City hotel in mid-September. “And I will tell you this about Fidel. He had the most unique — I will always remember his handshake. Always. And I’ve shaken how many hands? But I will always remember his.” “He winds up. When he met me he cocks his hand up and he thrusts it down to you,” Ventura explained with palpable excitement in his...
  • The Democrat’s New End Game: Don’t Vote!

    10/03/2012 5:00:41 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    How do you win an election? It’s so simple. Just keep your opposition from voting. The Democrats have grasped this concept and are now running with it. They will work double time to keep conservatives from the polls on November 6th. With the media as a willing and devoted support team they may just pull it off. If you add to the mix just a little voter fraud it could be a slam-dunk. We can’t let this happen. The next question or challenge for the Democrats is how do they legally keep opponents from the polls? Again, it’s simple. They...