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  • 40 Reasons Not To Re-Elect Barack Obama

    08/24/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) Obama took 700 billion dollars out of the Medicare program and put it into his wildly unpopular health care program. This is despite the fact that even Obama has admitted, Medicare in particular will run out of money, and we will not be able to sustain that program no matter how much taxes go up. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will put that money back into the Medicare program where it belongs, while Obama won't. 2) Barack Obama's stimulus plan cost more than the Marshall Plan, the Louisiana Purchase, and putting a man on the moon — combined and...
  • Catholics Shift Away from Obama, Democratic Party

    08/24/2012 3:46:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies
    CT ^ | August 23, 2012 | Shane Vander Hart
    Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC)Photo by Shubert Ciencia Catholics are a major voting block, and one that can’t be pigeonholed by Republicans or Democrats. A recent NPR segment compared Vice President Joe Biden with the presumptive Vice Presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan. Both are Catholics, but their worldview is not the same.Stephen Schneck, a political scientist at Catholic University, said that Biden comes from a more traditional generation of Catholics. “This is the Catholicism of our old ethnic neighborhoods, and our union halls, and St. Christopher medals on the dashboard sort of thing,”...
  • More than 2,200 hospitals face penalties under ObamaCare rules

    08/24/2012 5:37:13 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/2012 | Staff
    A provision of ObamaCare is set to punish roughly two-thirds of U.S. hospitals starting this fall over high readmission rates, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News. Starting in October, Medicare will reduce reimbursements to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates -- which refers to patients who return within a month -- by as much as 1 percent. The maximum penalty increases to 2 percent the following year and 3 percent in 2014. Doctors are concerned the penalty is unfair, since sometimes they have to accept patients more than once in a brief period of time but could be...
  • FoxNews claims Obamacare punishes hospitals if their patients with heart failure live instead of die

    08/23/2012 8:52:05 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 23, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Fox News reports: A provision of ObamaCare is set to punish roughly two-thirds of U.S. hospitals evaluated by Medicare starting this fall over high readmission rates Starting in October, Medicare will reduce reimbursements to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates “Among patients with heart failure, hospitals that have higher readmission rates actually have lower mortality rates,” said Sunil Kripalani, MD, a professor with Vanderbilt University Medical Center who studies hospital readmissions. “So, which would we rather have — a hospital readmission or a death?”If this is really true, then it’s quite scary. I googled the doctor’s quote to try to...
  • DNC expected to affect cancer patients [cancer treatment clinic will close for four days]

    08/23/2012 5:29:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    WBTV ^ | August 21, 2012 | David Spunt
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - On Tuesday, September 4th, the DNC will officially kick off. Tens of thousands from around the world will head to the Queen City and there's no secret, the convention will have a major impact locally, including on people battling cancer. Matthews resident Sue Falco is fighting stage four colon cancer, and says the DNC will force a major cancer treatment center to close. Carolina's Hematology Oncology Associates on South Tryon will close for four days during the DNC, because of security and traffic concerns."It's kind of fascinating how an event like this impacts a city," Falco...
  • ‘Fetal Flaw’: the new eugenics rising

    08/22/2012 2:27:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.22.2012 | Mark W. Leach
    This year has seen a rash of medical studies reporting on developments in cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) prenatal testing. Not too long ago, one commentator cautioned that as prenatal genetic testing becomes more pervasive, our society risks developing a “eugenics common sense.” The reporting on the new cffDNA testing suggests that some have already developed this sensibility. In October 2011, Sequenom, a publicly traded company, introduced its version of cffDNA prenatal testing. As the name suggests, floating in each expectant mother’s blood stream are bits of DNA from the child she is carrying. The new testing procedure tests this fetal...
  • Meanings, Implications of Supreme Court Obamacare Decision (Downloadable)

    08/22/2012 2:04:50 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    PJMedia Instapundit ^ | August 22 , 2012 | Harlan & Denning
    IT’S JUST GOING OUT TO LAW REVIEWS, BUT THROUGH THE MIRACLE OF THE INTERNET, YOU CAN READ IT NOW: Brannon Denning and I have an article on the Supreme Court’s ObamaCare decision and what it means: National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius: Five Takes. Download early and often
  • Republicans Approve Strongly Pro-Life Platform on Abortion

    08/21/2012 2:04:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The approved draft of the Republican Party platform will have the GOP again adopting a strongly pro-life document that voters will be receptive to as they consider replacing pro-abortion President Barack Obama this November.The Republican National Committee appears to be headed towards another pro-life platform, which has been pro-life since 1980, when the Republican Party adopted a position supporting the Human Life Amendment. The platform stood in stark contrast to the pro-abortion plank Democrats approved.“Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a...
  • Black Pro-Lifers Stand Up to Pro-Abortion “War on Women” Rally

    08/21/2012 2:09:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The huge pro-abortion rally that was supposed to bring tens of thousands of abortion advocates to Washington to stand up to the supposed “War on Women” pro-life groups, Republicans and Mitt Romney are supposedly waging on women didn’t materialize.However, pro-life advocates stood their ground in a counter protest against the hardcore abortion backers who did show up.The pro-abortion community was stunned by the presence of African American pro-life prayer supporters. Pro-life leaders on the ground were encouraged by the gathering of prayerful prolife supporters who wore t-shirts announcing the injustice of the death of Tonya Reaves; a Black woman who...
  • Former NARAL President Calls Paul Ryan’s Pro-Life Views “Crazy”

    08/21/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Kate Michelman, the former president of the NARAL pro-abortion organization, joined pro-abortion MSNBC talk show host Chris Matthews and said vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is “crazy” to believe that unborn children should be legally protected.h/t Jill StanekThe National Right to Life Committee, in tracking the votes Ryan has cast in Congress on important pro-life issues, has crafted a perfect 100% pro-life voting record.This year, Ryan is 10 for 10 in pro-life voting — voting to repeal Obamacare, cut off taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood repeatedly, stopping taxpayer funding for abortions in various instances, banning sex-selection abortions, providing for pro-life...
  • Soaping the slippery slope: the decline of once-Christian colleges into bastions of unbelief

    08/21/2012 3:17:59 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    WORLD ^ | Marvin Olasky
    What happened to so many once-Christian colleges in the United States? Two fine books describe the decline. George Marsden's 462-page The Soul of the American University shows how once-Protestant universities became secular look-alikes. James Burtchaell's The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches uses 868 pages to show not only how schools moved from liberal theism to secularism but how, before that, they moved from theologically conservative to liberal stances. I'll try to give the high points of 1,330 pages in fewer than 1,330 words: Three central messages are (1) Follow the money,...
  • G.O.P. Approves Strict Anti-Abortion Language in Party Platform

    08/21/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    New York times ^ | August 21, 2012 | Michel Cooper
    Even as the Republican establishment continued to call for Representative Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his Senate race because of his comments on rape and abortion, Republicans approved platform language on Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The anti-abortion plank, approved by the Republican platform committee Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla., was similar to the planks Republicans have included in their recent party platforms, which also called for a constitutional ban on abortions. The full convention is set to vote on the party's platform on...
  • Obama, Democrats Bashing Romney Over New Pro-Life GOP Platform

    08/21/2012 2:26:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    It didn’t take long for President Barack Obama and top Democrats to bash presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on the issue of abortion following the Republican Party’s adoption of a new platform that opposes abortion.As LifeNews reported, GOP leaders in the platform committee approved a strongly pro-life platform that uses similar language from past platforms calling for a Human Life Amendment to protect unborn children under law.The platform reads, “Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life...
  • Home protest makes Orlando Planned Parenthood CEO cry

    08/20/2012 9:15:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 8.20.2012 | Jill Stanek
    Jenna Tosh returned home from a walk with her family Saturday morning to an unwelcome surprise: 28 pro-life activists conducting an awareness campaign in front of her home. Jenna promptly burst into tears. This spring 28-yr-old Jenna was promoted to the position of CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando in Florida. One of the two clinics Jenna oversees commits abortion. Jenna lives on a busy street in Winter Park. Why did she start crying Saturday? She could have been humiliated by the exposure. She could have been upset that her young son saw graphic photos of how she makes...
  • Rep Paul Ryan will end Medicare as we know it … we better hope so!

    08/20/2012 8:58:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Image:Medicare and Medicaid GDP Chart. What happens if we don’t end Medicare as we know it?The following is copied and pasted here from the 2012 Medicare Trustees Report. Keep in mind that the Trustees include the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Commissioner of Social Security. Take the time to read this carefully. I have placed in bold several statements that are of special interest. Do you think Medicare can or should continue as we know it?From the Trustees Report: The financial outlook for Medicare is also uncertain because some...
  • Obama: Obamacare cured cancer!

    08/20/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 8 replies
    Even though Obamacare does not actually kick in until next year, President Obama’s new campaign video takes credit for helping a whole lot of people – including cancer patients who apparently would have died without him. Glenn played the remarkable audio on radio this morning: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Four years ago as I had the privilege to travel all across this country, meet Americans from all walks of life, I decided nobody else should have to endure the heartbreak of a broken healthcare system. No one in the wealthiest nation on Earth should go broke because they get sick. Nobody should...
  • Akin’s Opposition to Rape Exception Vs. Obama’s Infanticide Support

    08/20/2012 2:19:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    (HT to Erick Erickson at RedState.com for the headline. I’ll get to Erick’s excellent post in a sec.)Right now I am in Sioux City, Iowa, preparing to begin a 10 day, 30 city, 6 state bus tour today with the Susan B. Anthony List team.My entire focus and role on the tour is to expose Barack Obama’s radical support of infanticide as part and parcel of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, as he saw it and said it. As Illinois state senator Obama opposed the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, designed to give abortion survivors constitutional rights....
  • Retiring Virginia Sen. Webb: Healthcare bill 'great regret'

    08/20/2012 3:51:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Retiring Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said Monday charged that President Obama's handling of the sweeping healthcare overhaul unnecessarily caused a great deal of fear in the country. The Virginia Democrat, in a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown," told host Chuck Todd that it was his "great regret" that the Obama administration scared Americans with a large bill that lacked direction.
  • Strike Three: Cutter Lies Again About 'Cancer' Ad

    08/20/2012 3:59:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Let's review the timeline, shall we?  After the Obama campaign pioneered a nasty and non-factual attack linking Mitt Romney to the death of a cancer-stricken woman, the president's officially-endorsed SuperPAC (operated by a former White House spokesman) repeated the transcendently false story in a television ad.  The spot is running in swing-states as part of a $20 million buy.  Despite universal criticism from media outlets and fact-checkers, the Obama campaign refused to condemn the hit, as numerous surrogates denied knowledge of -- and ducked responsibility for -- the smear.  Chief among the 'don't-blame-us' crowd was Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie...
  • Trump Fires Back at Obama Campaign Smear

    08/19/2012 7:50:13 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 42 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | August 19, 2012 | Steve Coz
    Donald Trump blasted President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Robert Gibbs Sunday as “vicious and hateful” after the former press secretary called Trump a “right-wing nut job” on Fox News. Trump told Newsmax. “I built a net worth in excess of $8 billion, built a tremendous company, and have employed tens of thousands of people. I hardly see where I qualify under his definition.” He recently declined an offer to deliver a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention, but he has been promising to deliver a big “surprise” at the convention in Tampa, Fla., which begins on Aug. 27. “The...
  • Pelosi, Beatty tour to defend health-care reform (clinging to Commiecare™)

    08/17/2012 6:29:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 8/17/12 | Emily Wilkins
    Pelosi, Beatty tour to defend health-care reformBy Emily Wilkins The Columbus Dispatch Friday August 17, 2012 6:09 AM Nancy Pelosi ripped criticism of the federal health-care law by GOP presidential ticket Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as “not true” during an appearance yesterday in Columbus. The U.S. House minority leader defended the Affordable Care Act at a panel she attended with Joyce Beatty, Democratic candidate for Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District. Ryan, who spoke at Ohio’s Miami University this week, said President Barack Obama had “raided” the Medicare budget and taken $716 billion to fund the Affordable Care Act. “The Ryan...
  • LivePrayer to File $100 Million Lawsuit Against Southern Poverty Law Center

    08/17/2012 5:30:41 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 28 replies
    Bill Keller, the world's leading Internet Evangelist and the founder of LivePrayer.com, with over 2.4 million subscribers worldwide reading the Daily Devotional he has written every morning for 13 years on the issues of the day from a Biblcial worldview, is planning to file a $100 million defamation lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling him and his ministry as a "hate group." In an exclusive interview, Keller said, "The sad shooting the other day at the Family Research Council by a man who supports the radical homosexual agenda, was clearly fueled by the left wing group, the...
  • 'Dues Skim' Proponents, State Department Struggle to Explain Health Care Scheme

    08/17/2012 2:52:54 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/17/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Those promoting the "Keep Home Care Safe" ballot proposal want people to believe the constitution changing plan would create a benefit to allow disabled people to be taken care of in their homes. The thing is, that protection and a program to ensure it continues already exists. The federal Home Help Program would continue to exist in Michigan regardless of the constitutional amendment change that's being proposed. However, passing the proposed amendment in November would lock the forced unionization of home health care workers into the state constitution and ensure that the Service Employees International Union continues to get about...
  • Floyd Corkins may have had second target

    08/17/2012 2:58:02 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 23 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | Aug 17 2012 | Unattributed
    The alleged shooter in the Family Research Council shooting may have had a second target, according to the head of the group. Floyd Corkins II allegedly had the address of the Traditional Values Coalition in his possession. The organization, a lobbying group, has similar views to the family research council. “Clearly we need added protection after this. My understanding is we were the next target,” says Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition. Traditional Values Coalition is located in the 100 block of C Street in southeast D.C.
  • Cher: May God Take My Voice if I Stop Promoting Abortion

    08/17/2012 4:01:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    Life News ^ | August 17, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    Cher went on another Twitter rant this week, this time promoting abortion, contraception, and Planned Parenthood in her uniquely histrionic and foul-mouthed way.Tweets are sometimes hard to decipher, as writers try to fit as much into the 140 character limit as possible.But Cher’s tweets read more like hyper 13yo school girl meets illiteracy. Highlights (after removing unintended html language):“Contraception is Illegal!”“F*** THESE OLD WHITE MEN who couldnt laid WITH A FIST FULL OF HUNDREDS!”“Guarantee if these old geezers gave birth there’d b contraception Machines every 50 ft! They’d be Cry “I was Raped ! U can’t expect me 2 have...
  • AARP bristles at new Obama ad on Medicare

    08/17/2012 3:57:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 8/17/12 | Olivier Knox
    The AARP plays a starring role in President Barack Obama's new ad defending his record on Medicare. But that doesn't mean the group has to like it.Hours after the Democrat's campaign released its new commercial, AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta bluntly denied any involvement in the ad and scolded Obama (as well as Republican challenger Mitt Romney)."The next president and Congress will decide the future of Medicare, and the candidates owe voters straight talk—not just 30-second ads—about what their plans will mean for today's seniors and future retirees," Hishta said in a statement."We were not aware of nor have...
  • On Medicare, time to take the fight to Obama (Obama steals over $700 billion from seniors)

    08/16/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/16/2012 | staff
    When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced he had selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, many on the right rejoiced — while many on the left salivated. They drooled over the prospect of being able to run political advertisements rooted in fear, not fact, about what Ryan will do to entitlement programs. But if there ever was a time to be careful what you wish for, it’s right now. Since the announcement, something interesting has happened. The attention from Romney and Ryan’s plans to save Medicare has shifted the debate back onto the President and his handling...
  • Genetically engineering 'ethical' babies is a moral obligation, says Oxford professor

    08/16/2012 12:22:09 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | August 16, 2012 | Richard Alleyne
    Genetically screening our offspring to make them better people is just 'responsible parenting', claims an eminent Oxford academic. Professor Julian Savulescu said that creating so-called designer babies could be considered a "moral obligation" as it makes them grow up into "ethically better children". The expert in practical ethics said that we should actively give parents the choice to screen out personality flaws in their children as it meant they were then less likely to "harm themselves and others". The academic, who is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Ethics, made his comments in an article in the latest edition...
  • Smoking Gun: Obama Admits He Cut Billions from Medicare to Fund Obamacare

    08/15/2012 1:49:30 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 15, 2012 | Guy Benson
    We've been having some fun with a clip of David Axelrod angrily denouncing the fact that President Obama gutted Medicare by $700 Billion in order to partially pay for a brand new entitlement program. Axelrod's campaign colleague Stephanie Cutter refuted him on another show, calling the Medicare cuts an "achievement." But pay attention to the argument Axelrod makes here: –----------–------------------- Brace yourselves, Floridians -- I imagine you're going to see this exchange a quite a lot on your television screens over the next few months. Here we have Obama nonchalantly confirming that his unaffordable and unpopular healthcare transformation relied on...
  • Brit Hume interview with Paul Ryan on Medicare, budget plan, relationship with Romney

    08/14/2012 3:52:56 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2012
    Exclusive: Republican vice presidential candidate sits down with Brit Hume for first solo interview since VP announcement Video Link: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1785458730001/
  • Boom: Romney Campaign Releases Aggressive Medicare Ad

    08/14/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Yesterday, I urged the Romney campaign to go on "aggressive, sustained offense" over Medicare.  Not only is the bipartisan Romney-Ryan plan to save the social safety net and control the national debt entirely defensible, President Obama's previous actions and current non-plan are eminently assailable.  Today, Team Romney has demonstrated that it is fully prepared to throw a hard punch.  Up next?  Sustain it.  This is excellent:   Paid InEvery statement in this ad is factually accurate.  I'm told it will air across numerous swing states in "strong rotation."  (Unspoken, but  obvious: Florida.)  The truth is that Barack Obama slashed more...
  • New Romney Ad Tells Seniors Obama Cut Medicare To Pay for ObamaCare

    08/14/2012 5:15:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | August. 14, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    Good ad that fights back against Democrap Mediscare attacks.
  • Mediscare! CNN Hypes Cartoon Characters' Plight Under Romney-Ryan's Medicare, Medicaid Plans

    08/14/2012 5:14:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 14, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    In what seemed like a White House commercial, CNN used cartoon characters to explain the benefits of ObamaCare back in June. Now CNN is trotting out the same elementary and partisan stunt to hype that seniors might lose ObamaCare benefits if the Romney-Ryan ticket wins in November. On Tuesday, medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explained that "Medicaid Marlene" might lose her Medicaid coverage under Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and "Donut Hole Don" would have to pay more for prescription drugs. Cohen only mentioned the benefits of ObamaCare and the uncertainty of the Romney-Ryan plan, offering no criticisms of ObamaCare and...
  • Obamacare's Pizza Tax: Taxing an Even Larger Slice

    08/13/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Justin Sykes
    Papa John's founder John Schnatter caused a stir this week with his comment that the Obamacare law would cause a "hike in pizza prices." The most stirring thing about John Schnatter's statement is...that it's true. As a result of Obamacare employers such as John Schnatter will be forced to change their workforce strategy, which means increasing the costs of products offered to consumers as well as layoffs. In a study recently released by Mercer, analysts surveyed 1,203 employers, 60% of which were preparing for an increase in cost as a direct result of Obamacare. Of employers hit the hardest by...
  • Wasserman-Schultz admits being an idiotic liar

    08/13/2012 4:38:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-13-12 | DrJohn
    Debbie Downer, aka Debbie Wasserman-Schulz, was interviewed by John Roberts on Fox News Sunday. Roberts asked her about the Priorites USA ad that implies that Mitt Romney caused a woman to die from cancer. In the ad Joe Soptic says “When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my health care, and my family lost their health care,” Soptic says in the minute-long spot. “And a short time after that, my wife became ill . . . she passed away in 22 days.” There you go. Mitt Romney killed her. Never mind that Romney left Bain in 1999. Never mind...
  • Will Ryan Help Obama Win Jewish Votes?

    08/13/2012 5:02:39 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 63 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Aug 13, 2012 | Jonathan Tobin
    After Mitt Romney announced his choice for vice president, the consensus among Democrats is all they have to do to win in November is to mention one word: Medicare. ....First, those Jewish voters who are most vulnerable to Mediscare tactics were already going to vote for Obama. If you are the sort of person who truly believes the Republicans are going to throw Bubbe over the cliff, you probably were never sufficiently concerned about Obama's pressure on Israel and unwillingness to confront Iran to cross over to the GOP. The minority of American Jews who consider Israel's security to be...
  • Judge rules boy's life support can be switched off despite parents' hope of miracle

    08/13/2012 3:43:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13 Aug 2012 | Martin Beckford
    A judge has ordered that doctors can switch off a young boy’s life-support system even though his devout Christian parents pleaded for him to be kept alive in case of a miracle. Mr Justice Ryder said there was no hope of the eight-year-old recovering from lung failure after a “tragic decline in health” and it would be wrong to keep him alive and possibly in pain on a machine. He paid tribute to the boy’s parents and teenage sister, who told the High Court that they believed he was still conscious and that there was still a chance of divine...
  • Grasping the Medicare Distortion

    08/12/2012 11:18:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 12, 2012 | Yuval Levin
    Medicare as we know it is thus not an option. The choice is between, on the one hand, a reform that leaves current seniors untouched for life and offers future seniors a guaranteed comprehensive benefit and more choices about how to get it or, on the other hand, cuts that affect both current and future beneficiaries and yet are still likely to fail to avert the program’s fiscal collapse. Mitt Romney offers the first — a plan for saving Medicare without increasing the risk to seniors. Barack Obama offers the second — a plan for raiding Medicare and watching it...
  • Overflowing Banks: In Obama Ad, Actress Offers Tampon TMI, But Can't Say the Word 'Abortion'?

    08/12/2012 11:18:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 12, 2012 | Tim Graham
    Actress Elizabeth Banks made a campaign video for Obama-Biden 2012 – just barely. Almost the entire 75 seconds is a defense of Planned Parenthood and their “essential services,” which is the euphemism feminists use to describe America’s leading provider of abortions. In fact, Banks could not bring herself to even mention the word or the concept of abortions, except indirectly as “that little five percent” of controversial things PPFA does that judgmental Mitt Romney dislikes. This is quite shocking in its discretion, considering Banks unloads TMI and talks about her massive menstrual flow: Elizabeth Banks on Planned Parenthood, Women's Health,...
  • Obama Campaign Says Slashing Medicare An 'Achievement'

    08/12/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | August. 12, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    This morning, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter appeared on Face The Nation, where she discussed Obamacare’s $700 billion cuts to Medicare. She touted those cuts as an “achievement”: Well, you know ask the wealthy to pay a little bit more. Cut waste from the government. Reform Medicare. More than $300 billion in savings from Medicare. On top of the savings we’ve already achieved. You know I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cuts in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform. This is how Paul Ryan’s selection has already shifted the debate. Now the Obama campaign...
  • Limbaugh: ‘what is Planned Parenthood if not a death squad?’ Pittman: PP a ‘murderous organization’

    08/10/2012 5:14:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LSN ^ | 8/10/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    August 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Radio host Rush Limbaugh this week said that Democrats should take a harder look at their own sources of funding before they criticize the GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney for making his fortune as co-founder of asset management firm Bain Capital. Rush Limbaugh “So they say now in the Huffington Post that Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, way way back when it was originally founded, was seeded with money from Latin America deaths quads,” said the conservative radio guru August 8. “Well let me ask you a question. What’s the difference in that and the Democrats...
  • NYT Proves Romney Right On Welfare

    08/10/2012 2:44:06 PM PDT · by djone · 1 replies
    The smoking gun is always in the last place you look: I had some serious doubts about Mitt Romney’s ad attacking Obama’s welfare “waivers”–until I read the New York Times editorial denouncing it. Now I know Romney’s ad isn’t as accurate as I’d thought. It’s much more accurate. The Times notes that one of the states proposing waivers from the 1996 welfare reform’s work requirements is Nevada–indeed, Nevada was cited by the Obama Health and Human Services department when it quietly announced its plan to grant waivers on July 12 . ** Here’s how the Times describes what Nevada wants...
  • Romney Pivots, Embraces Romneycare Again

    08/10/2012 12:33:54 PM PDT · by so_real · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 9, 2012 | GREGORY J. KRIEG
    "At the top of my list of programs we don't need is one that costs $100 billion a year I'm going to get rid of and that's Obamacare," he said to cheers at a rally. But then, a telling pivot: "By the way, that doesn't mean that health care is perfect. We've got to do reforms in health care and I have some experience doing that, as you know. And I know how to make a better setting than the one we have in health care."
  • In Colorado, Obama calls for end to "senseless violence"

    08/08/2012 4:39:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 8, 2012
    DENVER (Reuters) - President Barack Obama used a campaign stop in Colorado on Wednesday to call for an end to "senseless violence" across the country, appealing to Americans to focus on ways to stop it. Referring to the shootings at a movie theater in Colorado and at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in recent weeks, as well as last year's shooting of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in Arizona, Obama stopped short of calling for gun control but said concerted action was needed. "We've got to put an end to this kind of senseless violence, whether it's in Aurora,...
  • Pope: U.S. faces threats to religious freedom of ‘unprecedented gravity’

    08/08/2012 2:47:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 7, 2012 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    ROME, Italy, August 7, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI is warning that the United States is facing threats of “unprecedented gravity” to religious freedom. In a letter on behalf of the pope to Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone observed that “concerted efforts are being made to redefine and restrict the exercise of the right to religious freedom.” The comments come as the U.S. bishops campaign for religious liberty in the face of attacks such as President Obama’s HHS mandate, which requires employers to cover contraceptives, sterilizations, and...
  • Obama Campaign Speech: No Compromise on Abortion Mandate

    08/08/2012 4:32:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/8/12 | Steven Ertelt
    During a campaign stop in Denver, Colorado with pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke, pro-abortion President Barack Obama refused to back down on the HHS mandate  his administration put in place forcing religious groups to cover abortion-causing drugs.“Let me tell you—there’s nothing conservative about a government that prevents a woman from making her own health decisions,” he said. Let me tell you something, Denver—I don’t think your boss should control the care you get,” Obama added, referring to the desire by religious groups to not be forced to violate their own consciences.“I think there is one person who should make decisions on...
  • Desperate Obama Scaring Woman Voters: Romney Will Take Us Back To The 1950's

    08/08/2012 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | August 8, 2012 | Breitbart
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  • Santorum GOP Convention Event for Romney Features Pro-Life Leaders

    08/08/2012 3:33:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Aug 8 2012 | by Steven Ertelt
    Rick Santorum has released more information about the event he is holding at the GOP convention for Mitt Romney, and it will feature a plethora of pro-life leaders and activists. As LifeNews has reported, Santorum, the pro-life former Republican presidential candidate, is organizing an event at the GOP convention later this month to rally pro-life, social conservative voters behind Romney. As LifeNews has reported, Santorum, the pro-life former Republican presidential candidate, is organizing an event at the GOP convention later this month to rally pro-life, social conservative voters behind Romney.Santorum is now the head of a conservative activist group he...
  • In Denver, Obama campaigns on free contraception (Sandra Fluke introduces him)

    08/08/2012 1:11:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-8-2012 | Charlie Spiering
    August 8, 2012 In Denver, Obama campaigns on free contraception Charlie Spiering Speaking at a Women for Obama event in Denver, Colorado, President Obama touted free contraception offered to women by the Affordable Care Act. The president was introduced by contraception activist Sandra Fluke, who became the center of a controversy earlier this summer, after she spoke out against Catholic colleges that did not cover contraceptives. Obama reminded the audience that because of his reforms, insurance plans were covering the full cost of contraceptives, which he said was “crucial” for women’s health because it was used not only for family...
  • Advice from a Physician: How to Avoid Obamacare

    08/07/2012 10:39:09 AM PDT · by arthurus · 40 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | August 4, 2012 | Robert Wenzel
    Medical care is going to get worse under Obamacare. Robert S. Dotson, M.D. tells us why: As income reductions are being imposed on private practice, costs are being driven up by exploding regulations. In addition, the plethora of new mandates and laws have increasingly criminalized every aspect of the practice of medicine and created vast new armies of armed bureaucrats whose sole aim is to impose civil and criminal penalties on any provider unlucky enough to be singled out for attention... New restrictions, rules, and regulations on healthcare – on providers and patients alike – have imposed legal constraints with...