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  • Charlie Daniels: Our System Was Not Designed for Career Politicians

    06/28/2016 11:07:39 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 12 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Charlie Daniels
    As an avid supporter of term limits, I have addressed this subject in this column many times over the years and have received some valid and sensible opposition to my opinion. The basic counter argument is that the bi-yearly or quad-yearly elections serve as term limits, as the voters have a chance to replace any candidate, but if they are doing a good job for their state, congressional district or whatever, why should they be removed from office just because they have served a prescribed amount of terms? Well, one rebuttal is fairly obvious and the other more obscure. We...
  • Rage Against the Machinery

    02/13/2016 1:26:06 PM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies
    Charlie Daniels Soapbox ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Charlie Daniels
    When I look at public reaction to the candidates in the presidential primary fiasco this election year, it's like something I've never seen in my lifetime. I've never seen the power players reduced to such a lowly status or seen big money relegated to a secondary position as a business man who has never held public office and a Senator who spent his honeymoon in the old USSR - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - are, at the very least giving the establishment candidates a sight more than either party’s movers and shakers ever bargained for. They represent the absolute...
  • Charlie Daniels Just Issued A BRUTAL Open Letter To Congress… ‘You’ve Betrayed Your Country’

    11/04/2015 2:11:47 PM PST · by Marie · 136 replies
    AFF ^ | August 25, 2015 | Charlie Daniels
    I am a proud American who believes that America has held – and still holds – a very sensitive and special place in the affairs of mankind on Planet Earth. I believe that America has been divinely blessed and protected in our two centuries plus of existence. I believe that America has been a counter balance that has cancelled out a lot of tyranny, evil and conquest and, admittedly, we have made a lot of mistakes, but on balance we have exerted a certain Pax Americana in the international affairs of mankind. It took a lot of old fashioned guts...
  • Charlie Daniels' Open Letter to Congress: 'You've Betrayed Your Country' (Just Wow!)

    08/25/2015 7:04:42 PM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    CNS ^ | August 25, 2015 | Charlie Daniels
    I am a proud American who believes that America has held and still holds a very sensitive and special place in the affairs of mankind on Planet Earth. I believe that America has been divinely blessed and protected in our two centuries plus of existence. I believe that America has been a counter balance that has cancelled out a lot of tyranny, evil and conquest, and admittedly, we have made a lot of mistakes. But on balance we have exerted a certain Pax Americana in the international affairs of mankind. It took a lot of old fashioned guts...
  • Charlie Daniels: Is America Creating a New Class of Untouchables?

    07/10/2015 9:23:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | July 9, 2015 | Charlie Daniels
    There was a time when members of the European nobility could have a member of the lower classes flogged, incarcerated, tortured and even executed without standing trial before a jury of their peers. There were no repercussions, no penalties and nothing less than disfavor with the monarchy could interfere with their "rights as aristocracy," and they ruled their fiefdoms with fear and cruelty. Under a supposed law droit du seigneur, also called jus primae noctis feudal lords had the right to have sex with any subordinate woman they desired, up to and including her wedding night, and it...
  • Sunday Leaders Theodore Daylrmple (video 28 min)

    05/18/2015 6:08:40 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 4 replies
    youtube. ^ | May 16, 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    First time I've seen him interviewed, ....discussing destructive cultural trends...... he imagines that Hilary Clinton's life has no meaning even to herself if she isn't running for office....
  • What we know so far about David Daniels, the suspect in the Panama City Beach shooting

    03/28/2015 9:10:21 PM PDT · by boycott · 14 replies ^ | 3-28-15 | Michael Finch II
    Not much is known about what happened before gunshots disrupted a Panama City Beach house party, leaving seven people wounded. Even less is known about the alleged shooter, 21-year-old David Jamichael Daniels, or of his motivations. Daniels has been arrested at least six times over the last four years in Mobile County on a number of misdemeanor charges: gambling, drug possession, disorderly conduct and loitering. The seven counts of attempted murder would be the most serious charges he's faced. Daniels was never particularly violent, according to Sharon Daniels, his mother. "I've never known him to be violent towards anybody," she...
  • Police: Man calls taxi after robbing bank

    01/22/2015 12:18:21 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies ^ | January 22, 2015
    COLUMBIA, S.C. ( A man arrested and charged in connection with a bank robbery on Dutch Square Boulevard appeared to have just about everything with the incident planned out -- that is, except his getaway. Police say Darrell Lee Daniels, 37, walked into the Wells Fargo bank at 101 Dutch Square Boulevard shortly before noon with the intent to steal money. He allegedly passed a note to a clerk indicating that he was armed, and demanded cash.
  • The Worldview that Makes the Underclass (Imprimis)

    06/22/2014 9:50:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 5-6-2014 | Anthony Daniels
    The Worldview that Makes the Underclass Anthony Daniels Writer and Doctor ANTHONY DANIELS, who often writes under the penname Theodore Dalrymple, is the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Born in London in 1949, he qualified as a doctor in 1974 and has worked in various countries in Africa and elsewhere. From 1990 to 2005, he worked as a doctor and psychiatrist in a prison in Birmingham, England. He has written a column for the London Spectator for 14 years, and writes regularly for National Review and the Wall Street Journal. He...
  • 3 Drug Ring Leaders Flee Just Before Conviction On Federal Charges (RAT Daniels guilty)

    05/14/2014 3:43:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    DETROIT (WWJ) The leaders of a large-scale drug ring fled Monday, according to federal authorities, before they were found guilty of drug charges in Detroit federal court. **SNIP** Watson said all three should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone who has information on their whereabouts should call the U.S. Marshals Service at 313-234-5656. A fourth defendant, 54-year-old Kenneth Daniels a former State Representative for Detroit Fifths District was convicted of structuring financial transactions for the drug ring leader, Carlos Powell. Daniels did appear for the jurys verdict.
  • Mitch Daniels (Hero)

    07/17/2013 6:41:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | July 17, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Ive never thought of Mitch Daniels as the heroic type; not until now. But he deserves a medal for trying to spare Indiana students the mis-education that comes from reading the execrable Howard Zinn. The Associated Press obtained emails by then-Governor Daniels, now the President of Purdue: Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said Wednesday he never tried to quash academic freedom while serving as Indianas governor and criticized an Associated Press report citing emails in which he opposed use of a book by historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn.
  • Man Charged After Corralling Suspected Vandals In Closet (arresting the victim)

    06/16/2013 8:28:41 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    2013 Deerfield Media (Rochester) Licensee, LLC (WHAM TV) ^ | Updated: 6/15 9:27 pm | Reported by: Sean Carroll
    Clyde, N.Y. --- A Wayne County man is now facing four charges for Endangering the Welfare of a Child after he interrupted an act of vandalism at a home he was renovating for his father-in-law. The incident unfolded around 9 p.m. Saturday when Jesse Daniels said he told his wife to call 911 after he heard loud noises coming from the home next door and saw an individual striking a wall with a hammer. Daniels... ran next door and found four children, ages eight and ten, doing damage to the property. Daniels said he took a hammer from one of...
  • Encouragement In A Time Of Grave Fear

    01/30/2013 8:40:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | January 30,2013 | Charlie Daniels
    If you read this column very often you know the frustration and disgust I feel for our government, their profligate spending, their all consuming passion for self-preservation, and the inevitable fall at the end of the ruinous path they seem so determined to force this nation down. You know I'm deeply concerned about the rapid erosion of personal liberty and our president's cavalier attitude toward the Constitution and consolidation of power into a monolithic central, federal government, a bureaucratic nightmare that makes and enforces the rules, controlling even the administration of health care and the curriculum our children will study...
  • Daniels Era Obliterates Democrats (Indiana)

    12/27/2012 4:21:32 PM PST · by nascarnation · 16 replies
    Hendricks County Flyer ^ | December 24, 2012 | Brian Howey
    From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats. Gov. Daniels returned to the state from the White House in 2002 and with the help of Bob Grand, Jim Kittle Jr., and Randall Tobias, an engineered coup at the Indiana Republican Party began a political sequence that will reshape Indiana for at least the next decade.
  • Wrestler 'Black Jack Daniels' dies at age 83

    07/26/2012 5:55:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-25-12 | tad vezner
    Danielson, who died Thursday of dementia at age 83, wrestled for 23 years across the United States and beyond both borders. From Canada to Mexico, Danielson made several names for himself as a tag team terror -- primarily while partnering with his brother-in-law, Stan "Krusher" Kowalski. Born and raised in Northeast Minneapolis, Danielson joined the U.S. Navy for five years and returned to the Twin Cities. He got a job at the Flame, a Minneapolis nightclub, where he was discovered by a wrestling promoter. At 6-foot-1 and 280 pounds -- "back then that would be considered large," his son noted...
  • Purdue Protesters Decry Daniels As 'Inbred' Choice

    06/30/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT · by FunkyZero · 11 replies ^ | 8:38 pm EDT June 30, 2012 |
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Protesters staged a demonstration on Purdue's campus Saturday calling on the university to rescind its appointment of Gov. Mitch Daniels as its next president. Organizers accused the school's board of trustees of skipping over more qualified candidates to recruit Daniels, who is set to take office when his term ends at the end of the year. "We are very offended at what seems to us sort of an inbred choice of a candidate who has a long history of hostility toward teachers and public education," said protester Aaron Hoover.
  • Governor Mitch Daniels to be next Purdue University President

    06/21/2012 7:45:34 AM PDT · by TMA62 · 14 replies
    6/21/12 | TMA62
    Purdue University trustees officially approve nomination of Mitch Daniels as President of Purdue University. Get the latest news now at 93 WIBC or
  • Mitch Daniels: Richard Mourdock no tea party win (Will the GOP-E ever accept the GOP-TEA?

    05/16/2012 10:22:36 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16th | MJ Lee
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that Richard Mourdock's upset victory over incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) last week was a "tea party phenomenon."
  • You Say You Want a Redistribution...

    01/25/2012 6:58:59 PM PST · by rhema · 23 replies
    Last night, the President spent an hour trying to erase our memory of the last 8,760. In his last State of the Union before voters decide whether to return his "change," President Obama continued to promote the same ideas that have led to 8.5% unemployment, $15 trillion in debt, and the marginalization of traditional values. Unfortunately, his government-as-the-great-equalizer approach hasn't worked in the last three years--and there's no reason to believe it will now. "We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well while a growing number of Americans barely get by," he...
  • Americans Don't Want a 'Truce' on Social Issues - Daniels is misinterpreting the voting public.

    01/25/2012 4:19:57 PM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | RICHARD LAND
    Americans Don't Want a 'Truce' on Social Issues Gov. Mitch Daniels is misinterpreting the voting public. By RICHARD LAND Indiana governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Mitch Daniels has suggested that Americans call a "truce" on divisive social issues until our precarious financial house is back in order. Many pundits have praised the idea, typically thrilled that a Republican leader seems willing to jettison, even temporarily, strong positions on abortion or gay marriage. But social conservatives are mad, and rightly so. Throughout the 1980s and '90s, social conservatives were the foot soldiers for Republican victoriesonly to see their issues bargained...
  • The Mitch Daniels moment (Draft Mitch Daniels for President!)

    01/25/2012 3:57:35 PM PST · by NYer · 60 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | January 24, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    Many months ago, looking at the way the presidential race was shaping up, I made a prediction. I said that Mitt Romney would be the overwhelming Republican favorite—right up until the voting began. From that point forward, I said, the odds of his winning the nomination would fall steadily.Thus far that prediction looks solid. So let me make another—a short-term prediction this time—and put it on the record: Tonight President Obama will deliver his State of the Union speech.Then Indiana’s Governor Mitch Daniels will give the Republican response.And within 24 hours the Draft Mitch Daniels movement will be the biggest...
  • Mitch Daniels Delivers Terrific Speech

    01/25/2012 11:58:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Rush ^ | January 25, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, the response to the State of the Union last night is getting more positive reaction than the State of the Union speech itself. Mitch Daniels. And I have to tell you, other than his opening when he started, I said, "Oh, no, no, no, please." Then I started thanking God that nobody was watching 'cause it's a response that's, you know, 15 minutes after the State of the Union speech. But after he got through the open, it was good. It was really, really good. Mitch Daniels was really, really good in his response last...
  • Will Unions Occupy Super Bowl Over Right To Work?

    01/23/2012 12:48:30 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 23, 2012 | IBD staff
    Big Labor: Indiana unions, opposed to becoming the first right-to-work state in the Rust Belt, may disrupt Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Their unnecessary roughness will cost the Hoosiers needed jobs. On Friday, as the Indiana Senate was scheduled to take up legislation supported by Gov. Mitch Daniels to make Indiana the 23rd right-to-work state, Indiana unions considered copying the disruptive and coercive tactics of Occupy Wall Street to disrupt arguably America's premier sporting event, the Super Bowl, to be held in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. As in Wisconsin, where embattled GOP Gov. Scott Walker faces a recall election over...
  • Outside observers (Barbour, Cain, Daniels and Palin suggest campaign strategery)

    01/02/2012 11:56:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Concord Monitor / The Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2012 | Ben Leubsdorf and Monitor staff
    If any Republican presidential candidates are looking for last-minute advice before the Iowa caucuses, Sarah Palin, Mitch Daniels, Haley Barbour and Herman Cain have some thoughts. The Washington Post asked the four politicians Palin, the 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee; Daniels, the Indiana governor who passed on a presidential run; Barbour, the Mississippi governor who also passed on a White House bid; and Cain, who suspended his campaign last month for tips. Barbour wrote it should be all about President Obama and his policies: "If I were campaigning, I'd talk about how his policies have made economic growth and job creation...
  • IN Gov. Daniels Compares Illinois Politics to "Living Next to the Simpson's"

    12/13/2011 5:12:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 13, 2011 | Jeff Carter
    The Illinois legislature proposed a tax package that is designed to keep the $CME and $CBOE from leaving the state. Is it enough? Indiana governor Mitch Daniels has said that being next to Illinois is like living next door to the Simpson's. The bill they will pass will tax roughly 27% of exchange transactions. The rationale for taxing them is the transactions initiate and take place within state borders. That assumption is incorrect. While 15% of the exchanges transactions take place using open outcry on the floor, most of those transactions initiate from all other points in the world. If...
  • Hoosiers Could Get Tax Refund After Money Found

    12/06/2011 10:08:31 AM PST · by Abathar · 6 replies ^ | December 6, 2011 | Norman Cox
    INDIANAPOLIS -- There was positive economic news for Indiana on two fronts Tuesday, including some found money that could eventually result in a tax refund. State revenue is still pacing well ahead of projections, and the state found $300 million that it didn't know it had, RTV6's Norman Cox reported. The state collected about $10 million more than revenue projections in November, Gov. Mitch Daniels said. Tax collection was about $42 million higher than the same period last year. Daniels said corporate income taxes paid by e-check were mistakenly put into a holding account and weren't credited to the General...
  • Republicans can learn from Mitch Daniels and Paul Ryan when they talk about upward mobility

    09/26/2011 2:59:40 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 7 replies
    ConservativeHome ^ | September 26, 2011 | Ryan Streeter
    Yesterday on CNNs State of the Union, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said the following about the current GOP presidential field: I don't think they're yet talking about the thingsthat have a lot of zeros attached to them, the ones that are threatening to kill not just an economy but the entire idea of America, the idea of upward mobility from the bottom and tomorrow is better than todayI'll tell you what's bothering me a little bit [is] the president is clearly in very desperate political shape. And it seems more clear every day. And I worry a little bit, ironically,...
  • "My Beautiful America" Charlie Daniels

    09/22/2011 2:10:00 PM PDT · by twistedwrench · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2003 | Charlie Daniels
    I cant believe Ive never heard this song before. It reminds you of whats at stake and what the fight is all about. I just thought I would share with everyone, Like myself, who hasnt heard it either. God Bless Charlie Daniels And God Bless America
  • Daniels echoes Perry criticism of Social Security as 'Ponzi scheme'

    09/20/2011 2:36:22 PM PDT · by Qbert · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/11 | Justin Sink
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels defended his description of Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme" Tuesday, wading into a debate about the popular entitlement program that has enveloped the Republican primary. Daniels describes the program as such in his yet-to-be-released book, Keeping the Republic, echoing a critique that Texas Gov. Rick Perry made in his own book last year. Leading Perry challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has seized on the "Ponzi scheme" comments , arguing that Perry needlessly "scared seniors" by describing the program in that way. But Daniels sought to downplay the significance of the descriptor Tuesday morning...
  • Here's who wants Paul Ryan to run for president

    08/17/2011 8:23:28 PM PDT · by DRey · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 17, 2011 | Zeke Miller
    Republican fiscal conservatives are coalescing around a candidate for president and he currently isn't in the race. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan have all encouraged House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan to run against Obama, The Weekly Standard reports. The policy wonk, known for "the Ryan plan" to eliminate the federal debt through dramatic spending cuts and reforms, has to date shown little interest in running. But the conservative magazine says his wife is "on board" if he decides to enter...
  • Daniels OKs bonuses up to $1,000 for each state employee

    07/15/2011 10:40:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    The Northwest Indiana Times ^ | Jul 15, 2011 | Dan Carden
    the times Daniels OKs bonuses up to $1,000 for each state employee By Dan Carden, (317) 637-9078 | Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 10:45 am INDIANAPOLIS | State employees will be paid a bonus of up to $1,000 each for their efforts in helping Indiana amass a $1.2 billion budget surplus. Gov. Mitch Daniels authorized the one-time payment on Friday to recognize employees he said have spent years doing more with less. "There's not a state in the nation where state employees are more committed to efficiency and care with tax dollars than Indiana," Daniels said. The "efficiency dividend...
  • Is this the end of handwriting? Indiana schools to teach keyboard skills instead

    07/07/2011 7:52:05 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 198 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | Last updated at 6:40 AM on 7th July 2011 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    ...[Indiana] State officials sent school leaders a memo April 25 telling them that instead of cursive writing, students will be expected to become proficient in keyboard use. The Times of Munster reports the memo says schools may continue to teach cursive as a local standard, or they may decide to stop teaching cursive altogether... ...'The skill of handwriting is a dying art,' [East Allen County Schools Superintendent Karyle Green] said. 'Everything isnt handwritten anymore.'... Winning: The key board wins as students will no longer be assessed on the handwriting style in third and fourth grade From now on, second-graders will...
  • Roy Williams wants to get back the ring he mailed to girlfriend

    07/06/2011 11:17:33 AM PDT · by DFG · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/06/11 | Chris Chase
    Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams is going to court to get back the $76,000 engagement ring he gave to a former beauty pageant winner. In February, Williams proposed to his girlfriend, Brooke Daniels. When she turned him down, Daniels didn't return the ring. According to Williams' affidavit that was filed in a Texas court last week, he asked for the ring back but was told by Daniels that she had lost it. An insurance investigation later revealed that Daniels' father was in possession of the ring.
  • Ind. Planned Parenthood law blocked [immigration bill blocked, too]

    06/24/2011 6:22:20 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2011 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    A federal judge in Indianapolis on Friday blocked part of an Indiana law that cut off public funding for the states Planned Parenthood outlets because they provide abortions, the Associated Press reported. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, who was appointed in 2010 by President Barack Obama, granted the family planning organization an injunction that voids the portion of the Indiana law, recently signed by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels. The Indiana law, which accounted for about $1.4 million and was challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, would have been the first to deny Medicaid funds to...
  • Judge Blocks Indiana From Cutting Funds for Planned Parenthood Over Abortions

    06/24/2011 7:51:23 PM PDT · by cornelis · 38 replies
    FOXNews ^ | June 24 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge on Friday blocked the parts of Indiana's tough new abortion law that cuts off most of Planned Parenthood's public funding in the state because the organization provides abortions. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt granted Planned Parenthood's request for an injunction in striking down the law's defunding provision as unconstitutional, and siding with federal Medicaid officials who have said states cannot disqualify Medicaid providers merely because they also offer abortions. The U.S. Justice Department also had filed a brief siding with Planned Parenthood, with attorneys saying the law restricts Medicaid recipients' freedom to choose their...
  • (Obama Regime) Feds support Planned Parenthood in defunding case (Indiana)

    06/17/2011 5:58:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 6/16/11
    The U.S. Justice Department entered the court battle over a tough new Indiana abortion law that disqualifies Planned Parenthood of Indiana from the Medicaid program, siding with the organization in its request Thursday for a court order blocking the statute as unconstitutional. In a brief filed electronically after the close of business, Justice Department attorneys said U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt should grant Planned Parenthood's request for an injunction because it blocks Medicaid recipients' freedom to choose the provider of their choice. The law signed May 10 by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels cuts off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood...
  • Obama's Never-Confirmed Medicaid Director to Indiana: You Can't Defund Planned Parenthood

    06/01/2011 4:24:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/1/11 | Henry C. Jackson
    WASHINGTON The Health and Human Services Department is telling the state of Indiana that its Medicaid plan, which bans funding to Planned Parenthood, is illegal and must be changed. In a letter sent to Indiana's Medicaid director, and obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, Medicaid Administrator Donald M. Berwick says Indiana's plan will improperly bar Medicaid beneficiaries from receiving services. Berwick writes that federal law requires Medicaid beneficiaries to be able to obtain services from any provider qualified to provide services.

    05/24/2011 12:58:40 AM PDT · by JLS · 16 replies
    Steynonline ^ | 24 May 2011 | Mark Steyn
    Mitch Daniels has wrapped up his "To be or not to be" routine, and, according to Paul Rahe, left the GOP looking like a hamlet without a prince. Paul is upset. I'm less so. As I said on the radio some months back, one should never underestimate the Republican Party's ability to screw up its presidential nomination. The GOP had a grand night last November only because the entire party establishment was more or less absent from the 2010 election dynamic. It would be unreasonable to expect that luck to hold, and a presidential year requires a single frontman for...
  • Ryan: Im not running for President, either

    05/22/2011 2:41:01 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies ^ | 5-22-11 | Ed Morrissey
    If Mitch Daniels created room in the 2012 presidential race for a nationally-known fiscal conservative dedicated to fighting the new Red (Ink) Menace, it wont be Paul Ryan. Expressing his disappointment over the lost opportunity for a great addition to the primary debate, Ryan insisted on subtraction on his behalf. Ryan tells David Gregory that he can do more good for fiscal conservatism from his perch as chair of the House Budget Committee than he can in a dark-horse presidential bid and that hes not leaving any doors open or being coy. Well look Ive been very clear...
  • Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels won't run for president

    05/22/2011 6:36:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 157 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 21,2011 | AP
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said early Sunday that he won't run for president because of family considerations, narrowing the field in the race for the GOP nomination. "In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one," Daniels said, disclosing his decision in an e-mail to supporters. "The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry."
  • Mitch Daniels Will Not Seek GOP Nomination

    05/21/2011 11:23:45 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | 0522/2011 | Fox News
    Washington Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has informed supporters he will not seek the Republican White House nomination. The New York Times reported early Sunday, citing an email message Daniels sent to supporters that read, "In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one," Daniels wrote.
  • Justices asked to review ruling; Attorney general opposes decision on police searches

    05/21/2011 5:40:57 AM PDT · by John W · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | May 21, 2011 | Niki Kelly
    INDIANAPOLIS Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Friday joined the chorus of Hoosiers protesting a controversial Fourth Amendment ruling recently decided by the Indiana Supreme Court. Zoeller released a statement saying he will support a rehearing of the case due to concerns that the court ruled too broadly when it found citizens have no right under common law to reasonably resist police who unlawfully enter their homes. The Barnes v. State ruling came last week and was the first major opinion penned by Justice Steven David Gov. Mitch Daniels appointment. We believe however that a right to resist...
  • Mitch Daniels Is Unelectable

    05/21/2011 9:03:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 118 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | 5/20/2011 | Dan Riehl
    With friends like Conor with one N, Mitch Daniels probably doesn't need enemieswithin the conservative base. Everything is upside down in the Republican primaries. The GOP establishment is rallying behind a principled candidate with a proven conservative track record. That's upsetting the conservative base: on talk radio and right wing blogs, they concede that the man in question governs as a staunch conservative, but insist his candidacy isn't viable because he lacks charisma and electability. Gee, Daniels is making headlines, again. He has a real gift for that. Indiana Republican governor Mitch Daniels was hit in the forehead by...
  • Mitch Daniels knocked in head at gym [16 stitches on his forehead....]

    05/20/2011 1:46:37 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Mitch Daniels knocked in head at gym By: Maggie Haberman May 20, 2011 03:44 PM EDT An accident at the gym left Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels with 16 stitches on his forehead on Friday, his office announced. Daniels, who is weighing a run for the White House, was standing near a door at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis, and "the door suddenly swung open and struck the governor in the forehead," his office said in a statement. "He was treated and released and is recovering at home."
  • Daniels endorsed a form of an individual mandate in 2003, according to local newspaper report

    05/19/2011 3:17:16 PM PDT · by RINOs suck · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/19/2011 | Philip Klein
    During his 2003 run for governor, an Indiana newspaper reported that Mitch Daniels supported a form of an individual health insurance mandate. An item in the South Bend Tribune from October, 23, 2003, on a campaign stop Daniels made to a health clinic, reported: The candidate said he favors a universal health care system that would move away from employee-based health policies and make it mandatory for all Americans to have health insurance. Daniels envisioned one scenario in which residents could certify their coverage when paying income taxes and receive a tax exemption that would cover the cost. "We really...
  • Mitch Daniels in 2009: Stop Disagreeing with Democrats

    05/19/2011 4:00:28 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | May 18, 2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    I am not really sure what is wrong with Mitch Daniels. Two years ago, you would not have found a bigger Mitch Daniels booster in the United States than yours truly. He had bucked national trends to win an landslide re-election and was doing all the right things to demonstrate administrative competence, which is something our party badly needed to demonstrate after the last two years of the Bush administration. Then he started saying crap like this, courtesy of Jenn Rubin...
  • Conservatives, Anti-Stealth Jihadists: Beware of Mitch Daniels

    05/16/2011 3:10:11 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 11 replies
    The very fact that theArab American Instituteis sohead over heels for Mitch Daniels automatically sends up a red flag of alarm.Key excerpts fromthe AAI article:["...Most recently, some prospective candidates have been engaging in a crass effort to take advantage of the equally ill-conceived fear surrounding what is being called Shariah creep (an imaginary ploy allegedly by Muslims to gradually supplant the Constitution with Islamic law).""For example, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has shut down a Minnesota banking program which allows potential homeowners mortgages to be in compliance with basic tenets of Islamic law, despite the programs initial driving force being...
  • Sarah Palin wins Hot Air May GOP presidential straw poll

    05/16/2011 1:54:22 PM PDT · by techno · 40 replies
    hot air ^ | May 16, 2011 | techno
    May's results are in. Sarah Palin wins again. PALIN 1019 (32.04%) CAIN 672 (21.13%) PAUL, RON 350 (11.01%) DANIELS 277 (8.71%) PAWLENTY 207 (6.51%) BACHMANN 121 (3.81%) BOLTON 111 (3.49%) ROMNEY 99 (3.11%) PAUL, RAND 75 (2.36%) GINGRICH 66 (2.08%) JOHNSON 39 (1.23%) HUCKABEE 38 (1.19%) SANTORUM 33 (1.04%) TRUMP 25 (0.79%) GIULIANI 24 (0.75%) HUNTSMAN 24 (0.75%) 3180 VOTES CAST
  • R.I.P. President Daniels

    05/16/2011 7:00:35 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 48 replies
    WND ^ | May 16, 2011 | Vox Day
    Mitch Daniels has not yet declared that he will run for the Republican nomination for president. In truth, he is an unlikely nominee, despite the half-hearted cheerleading he has enjoyed from the likes of Fox News and National Review, who appear to have latched onto him in lieu of their first love, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. It has been reported that the Bush family is supporting the current Indiana governor and former budget director for the Bush 43 White House, presumably because they understand that neither the nation nor the party has any appetite for a third President Bush...
  • Ride Along with Mitch

    05/16/2011 12:45:59 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 14, 2010 | Andrew Ferguson
    When Mitch Daniels ran for governor of Indiana in 2004, a friend and videographer got the idea of filming the candidate in vido vrit style as he traveled around the state in his Indiana-made RV. In both his campaigns for governorin 2004, when he won a close race, and in 2008, when he won reelection against the Obama tide in an 18-point landslideDaniels visited each of Indianas 92 counties at least three times, appearing in places that hadnt seen a statewide candidate in generations, or ever. If he wasnt riding the RV, he came to town on his custom-built Harley...