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  • Italian Referendum: PM Matteo Renzi Suffers Heavy Defeat, Exit Polls Suggest

    12/04/2016 2:37:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 72 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/04/2016 | BBC News
    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has suffered a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution, exit polls suggest. An exit poll on state broadcaster RAI suggests 42-46% voted to back reform, compared with 54-58% voting No. Two other polls gave the No vote a similar lead of at least 10 points. Mr Renzi, who has said he would resign if he lost the vote, is due to make a statement at midnight (23:00 GMT) from his official residence in Rome. The referendum was regarded as a barometer of anti-establishment sentiment in Europe. The vote asked...
  • Hilarious Trump Christmas Parody “It’s The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years” (ROTFLMAO!)

    12/01/2016 4:34:34 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12-1-2016 | Truth Seeker
    Goodbye Obama! This wonderful, hilarious Christmas song parody says it all! Based on the song Andy Williams made popular in the 60's... This version also parodies the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" When George Baily begs God (through his guardian angel Clarence) to let him live again... This time he begs God to help Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" Hillary makes an appearance as the Abominable Snowman in the end... Singer, songwriter and Entertainer Dana Kamide wrote the lyrics and performed the lead vocals and produced the video. Democrats got Shellacked in last 3 elections. Yet Obama and the...
  • Hillary 'weeping, hysterical' when she learned of defeat

    11/10/2016 2:41:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/16
    While the pre-election polls and exit polling the night of the election all showed Hillary Clinton likely defeating Donald Trump and becoming the 45th President of the United States, when the actual results of Tuesday’s vote were publicized late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, they showed a dramatically different picture. News outlets offered glimpses into the shock felt by supporters of Hillary Clinton on election night as it became clear that Trump was leading in the Electoral College. Gaping mouths, tear-filled eyes, and the anguish of defeat were seen on the faces of horrified Clinton-backers at what was intended...
  • Greenfield: Will Hillary Accept Defeat?

    10/24/2016 7:25:51 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 33 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, October 23, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, October 23, 2016 Will Hillary Accept Defeat? Posted by Daniel Greenfield The headlines are in. Trump is the “anti-Democratic” candidate because he refuses to rule out challenging the results of an election that has yet to take place. Such a course of action is “beyond the pale”. It’s a threat to democracy. And it is utterly and thoroughly unacceptable. Except when Democrats do it. It was the day after the election. While the Democratic Party faithful waited in the rain in Nashville, William Daley strode out and announced, “Our campaign continues”. Al Gore had called George W. Bush to...
  • Fly on the wall: What will be Hillary's reaction on Nov 8th when she realizes she lost to Trump

    10/23/2016 12:11:44 PM PDT · by Mister Right Wing Conspiracy · 143 replies
    I would love to be a fly on the wall when Hillary first realizes that Trump has 270 Electoral votes and that it is over for her. What will her reaction be? Screaming, yelling and/or cursing? Throwing lamps at Huma and Donna?
  • Obama: 'It's in America's National Security Interests' to Help Libya Defeat ISIL

    08/02/2016 10:20:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    cns news ^ | 8/2/16 | Susan Jones
    ( - President Obama said on Tuesday the United States military is helping Libya's fledgling government get rid of Islamic State terrorists who have established a stronghold in the city of Sirte because it's in U.S. national security interests. "And at the request of that (Libyan) government, after they had already made significant progress against ISIL and had essentially pushed ISIL into a very confined area in and around Sirte, it is in America's national security interests in our fight against ISIL to make sure that they're able to finish the job," Obama said. "And so we're working in partnership...
  • How the GOP Is On the Road Towards Certain Defeat

    04/21/2016 9:06:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/21/2016 | Ron Radosh
    Our convoluted primary system evolved to allow voters a more direct voice in choosing a candidate who can win a general election. Voters don’t always choose wisely -- after all, one party always loses. It’s a shame then -- in what should be a Republican year -- that GOP primary voters appear to want to lose the presidency once again.If the candidate at the top of the ticket is roundly defeated, the toll could also take down many Republicans running for the House and the Senate.The latest polls show that only one Republican candidate has a sure chance of...
  • A 2016 Defeat Would Be Devastating for Democrats

    11/18/2015 10:44:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 14 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 10/19/2015 | JW
    While the media fixates on supposed Republican disarray—the Washington Post recently declared breathlessly that the GOP is “on the verge of ceasing to function as a national political party”—Republicans are actually quietly wielding (and consolidating) more political power than either party has held in decades. Democrats currently hold the presidency, and are exercising its powers energetically. But outside of the White House, as the liberal stalwart Matt Yglesias notes in a perceptive piece for Vox, the Democratic Party’s position is extraordinarily weak: The presidency is extremely important, of course. But there are also thousands of critically important offices all the...
  • (Satire) North Korea, Cuba, China, and Iran Cancel Oboma Appearances; "Fear Defeat In Next Election"

    03/19/2015 7:11:47 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 6 replies
    19-March-2015 | RACookPE1978
    The White House announced several long-anticipated overseas appearances by Obama will be "rescheduled indefinitely" following a series of telephone calls between the free democratic republics of North Korea, China, Cuba, and Iran and President Obama's chief staff, political officers, and consultants. "All four countries cancelled" (or "deferred" as Obama's spokeperson later issued in a corrected statement) the long-anticipated but secret Obama overseas campaign rallies following Bibi Netanyahoo's electoral victory in Israel on Tuesday over his more liberal opponents. These cancellations, all blamed on a fear that their next election might be lost following an Obama endorsement, came as a surprise...
  • Wouldn't It Be Advisable to Exterminate As Many ISIS Scum as Is Military Possible RIGHT NOW?

    02/17/2015 10:08:20 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Making an example of the so-called 'Islamic State' by promptly killing as many as we can find (at least in Iraq and Syria) would stop the movement in it's bloody tracks -while serving as an example to would-be jihadis and their backers worldwide, for years to come. And almost everybody else on Earth would be far better off without them. Pacifism and half-measures have not gotten the job done, nor has hiding from the threat of radical Islam in general, and ISIS in particular- they just keep getting closer, and closer, and closer...When I see these pictures of them marching...
  • BUSTED: Obama Advisor Working To Defeat Nethanyahu Worked For Israel Hater

    01/28/2015 1:47:51 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Got News ^ | 1-28-2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Off to try to defeat Nethanyahu, Obama advisor Jeremy C. Bird once worked for an anti-Israel activist condemned by the Anti-Defamation League. Bird, then a student at Harvard’s Divinity School, worked for Edmund Hanauer, one of America’s most prominent anti-Israel activists, in 2002. Bird worked for Hanaeuer while Hanaeuer wrote a virulently anti-Israel op-ed that accused Israel of “state terrorism” and “war crimes,” and called for the arrest and prosecution of Israeli soldiers. Bird and Hanaeur also attacked Israel in speeches. Hanauer showed an anti-Israel film to a Harvard audience and gave a speech at Harvard in 2002. Bird also...
  • Ave Maria School of Law Wins Its HHS Mandate Case in Federal Court

    10/28/2014 7:13:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10/28/14 | Kathy Schiffer
    The Obama Administration has suffered another defeat in its quest to force Catholics and people of faith to pay for abortion-causing drugs, as required by the HHS Mandate. Today the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida> came down in favor of Ave Maria School of Law, ruling that the Catholic law school cannot be forced to implement portions of the HHS Mandate which compel faith-based organizations to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. Attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom, representing the law school in Ave Maria School of Law v. Sebelius, argued that the mandate violates the...
  • Why Canada must help defeat ISIS

    10/25/2014 7:20:00 AM PDT · by Dartman · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Oct. 23/14 | Editorial
    Some will argue the two ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks on our country this week demonstrate why Canada should have refused to join the 60-nation coalition to defeat it. In fact, these assaults on our democracy in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, south of Montreal, demonstrate why we had to act. There are times in a nationÂ’s life when itÂ’s important to be on the right side of history -- even knowing that doing so will cost it blood and treasure. This is one of those times, and in two World Wars, the Korean War, in peacekeeping and in Afghanistan, Canada has always answered...
  • Finally Waving the White Flag on the Assault Weapons Ban

    09/15/2014 6:23:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 September, 2014 | Reid J. Epstein
    Twenty years after the since-expired assault weapons ban passed Congress, Washington’s leading liberal think says it’s no longer an idea worth pursuing. The Center for American Progress is waving a white flag on banning assault weapons in a study out Friday titled “Assault Weapons Revisited.” CAP authors Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons argue that gun control advocates focus their energies primarily on expanding background checks and firearms licensing laws instead of pushing to prohibit assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle. “The answer is not that assault weapons aren’t dangerous and people having access to them is a good thing,” Mr....
  • (Rep Tim)Huelskamp: Cantor’s Defeat Weakens Boehner

    06/11/2014 2:59:05 PM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 10 | Matt Fuller
    As conservatives begin to wrap their heads around the shocking primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, at least one member of the coup to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner doesn’t think an open spot in leadership will strengthen Boehner’s hand come the 114th Congress. Just minutes after Cantor’s defeat was official on Tuesday night, Rep. Tim Huelskamp told CQ Roll Call that Cantor’s ouster “bodes well for an entire new leadership team.” The Kansas Republican, who hasn’t been quiet about his qualms with leadership, said it’s “too early to tell” exactly how this affects leadership races, “but, again,...
  • Linseed Grahamnesty DARES Conservatives to End his Misguided Career...

    01/25/2014 4:01:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    'I Embrace Being a Chamber-of-Commerce Republican' Note: that would be the same US Chamber out to get us... I guess that back in the golden Reagan era -with as healthy, just, and bountiful an economy as the world's ever seen- a lot of us could have happily described ourselves as allied with the general interests of the US Chamber of Commerce.  Trouble is, we're here NOW -in the deepest, darkest days of the USSR-Lite Obama regime, not the 1980s- where the country's being rapidly raced into an abyss with the unconscionable aid of 'Republicans' like Sen Lindsay Graham, supported by -sadly- that very...
  • Albuquerque Voters Defeat Measure Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    11/19/2013 10:30:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After a monumental battle that saw national pro-life groups and abortion supporters engage in a furious fight in the state of New Mexico, voters in Albuquerque today defeated the nation’s first city-wide ban on late-term abortions. Initial results from 50,000 early and absentee ballots showed 56 percent of voters against the proposal, while 44 percent supported the ban on most abortions after 20 weeks. The totals from voters casting ballots on election day didn’t change those percentages much and, with 28 of 50 precincts tallied, the vote remained 55-45 against the ban. Some pro-life advocates are asserting the results are...
  • Medved: No honest Republican thinks Obamacare can be stopped

    09/23/2013 10:51:41 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 58 replies
    KIRO/MyNorthwest ^ | 9/23/13 | STEPHANIE KLEIN
    The countdown is on. The Affordable Health Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, kicks in on Oct. 1. Michael Medved told KIRO Radio's Tom and Curley on Monday that Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz, staunch critics of President Obama's health care plan, have come on his show and told him there's no way to defund Obamacare. "So what are they doing, they're advancing their own careers, they're advancing their own presidential campaigns and meanwhile, destroying the party that I care about. Destroying any chance at all for Republicans to either win the Senate or to, increasingly, hold the...
  • Obama Facing MAJOR Humiliation as House Turns on Cockamamie Syria Plan

    09/06/2013 4:39:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    We saw the first solid signs of conservative resistance to the latest Vichy Republican collaboration with the Obammunists when Rep Matt Salmon (R-Az) said Wednesday that authorization for attacking Syria 'will fail by 20 votes' in the House. And although there's enough support in the Senate, even enthusiastic interventionist Marco Rubio wanted nothing to do with Obama's aimless shot-across-the-bow... 'too late' he declared. Sounds too good to be true- but dispirited clingers, take hope: feeble support for Dear Leader's misbegotten adventure indeed seems to be withering before our eyes, and despite typically overconfident Obama trash-talk, he finds himself in quite a hole:________________________________________________________________________ If...
  • Moral victory is total victory

    08/09/2013 10:38:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8-9-13 | Michael Walsh
    Let me just add one important observation to David’s splendid and much remarked upon essay yesterday about why and how the U.S. was victorious against Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany in World War II. Yes, we were ruthless in prosecuting the war — not only in Japan, with the atomic destruction of two cities and the firebombing of Tokyo (for a brilliant fictional treatment of the latter, be sure to read James Dickey’s To the White Sea), but also in the near-demolition of Germany as well. Every major city in Germany was destroyed and both Hamburg and Dresden were incinerated,...
  • Obama: Narcissist's Reaction to Failure and Defeat

    07/04/2013 7:59:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/27/2011 | vakninmusings
    "In July 2008, I was the first to suggest that Obama may be suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). How is a prominent narcissist likely to react to defeat and failure? Will Obama disintegrate, decompensate, act out? Is this a dangerous situation?" A November 2010 L-PAC interview with Sam Vaknin, author of "Malignant Self-love: narcissism Revisited" and other books about personality disorders. Transcript of the video:
  • FREEPERS needed @ Rally to Defend Marriage May 31, 10:00 a.m. Springfield, Illinois Capitol Rotunda

    05/30/2013 11:19:27 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 6 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | May 31, 2013 | Steelers6
    WE NEED YOU! Lawmakers will be in Springfield one more day before they adjourn for the summer. Homosexual activists are pushing hard for a vote on SB 10, the same-sex "marriage" bill. They are planning a rally at the State House tomorrow at 11 a.m. We need you to join us to make a strong showing for natural marriage. If you are at all able to join us tomorrow morning at the Illinois State Capitol, please do so. We will meet in the Rotunda at 10 a.m. Everything comes down to what happens before the end of the day tomorrow....
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • This Country is Finished

    11/06/2012 9:33:59 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 96 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Thank you, the many legions of idiot voters who tonight flushed freedom down the toilet while opening-up the door to four more years of American fiscal and strategic collapse- this country will never be the same again (that is, if it survives in one piece). But the most intolerant, power-mad, and radical administration in US history is about to get a WHOLE lot worse... now history will prove us who warned of the real Obama to be correct, but at this kind of cost, who even wants to be right? Time to go Gault?
  • Secret Retirement Plans? Does Obama Expect to Lose?

    09/20/2012 12:29:27 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | September 19, 2012 | Jerome Corsi
    Pritzker is experiencing frustration in her fundraising efforts, as wealthy donors who contributed generously to Obama in 2008 are not even returning her phone calls. Pritzker is telling potential donors that the Obamas have no intention of returning to Chicago when they leave the White House, according to the source. She is also raising money for the Obama presidential library and museum, which also are slated for Hawaii. Pritzker’s search for a developed property, suitable for occupancy four months from now, instead of property where a custom-designed estate might be built, is further indication that insiders believe Obama will not...
  • DNC Proceeds With 2-Hour Islamic ‘Jumah’ Prayers (And You Won‘t Believe Who’s Invited)

    08/28/2012 8:23:18 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 08-27-2012 | Erica Ritz
    The host committee for the Democratic National Convention is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with featuring Islamic “Jumah” prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, though Democrats earlier denied a Catholic cardinal’s request to say a prayer at the same event. Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the Friday prayers and Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), said the purpose of the event is to hold political parties accountable for the issues faced by Muslim-Americans. In particular, the event will target the Patriot Act, the...
  • Obama Says, "If You Elect Me Again I Will Compromise With Republicans." I Laughed For 20 Minutes.

    08/27/2012 9:12:10 PM PDT · by Armaggedon · 21 replies
    Obama the dictator who rules America with unconstitutional executive orders, must think he is some god who can create truth from fiction. The world according to Obama is an insane asylum with the inmates running the place. Obama has gathered together a collection of people so controled by hate, lies and devisiveness, that they will believe anything the Liar in Chief says. Obama uses black magic spirits of fear and greed to poison the hearts of those he seeks to control. Has Obama bought enough souls to get him re-elected? We shall see. It is up to us to prove...
  • 17 Things You Can Do To Defeat Obama

    07/20/2012 2:30:07 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dr. Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Imagine sitting at your kitchen table with a group of family and friends trying to figure out what you can do to save yourselves from an enemy who is coming your way from just two towns over. Wouldn’t you do ANYTHING you could to save yourself and your family? What would you do? What would you give from what you had left to defeat an approaching enemy? Would you hold back ANYTHING? VOTING IS NOT ENOUGH! There is no one in our country that can’t do something. Here are some suggestions on how to fight back. Set up a...
  • Barack Obama Runs On Empty And Toward Defeat

    08/04/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    IBD ^ | 8/3/2012 | Douglass MacKinnnon
    The social experiment that was Barack Obama's election and presidency is over. Way over. As one who was born in the heart of Boston and worked the political world of Washington for 20 years, I know quite a few Democrats. Some are family, and many are close friends. Most voted for Obama in 2008. None at this point is inclined to vote for him in 2012. Why? Because they view him as an abject failure across the board and have decided to put the welfare of their families and themselves before the empty rhetoric of the Obama campaign before it's...
  • CNN: Conservative telethon aims for big bucks (TODAY!)

    07/04/2012 8:41:25 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/04/2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – A conservative group with the goal of defeating President Barack Obama is aiming to raise $250,000 through a telethon Wednesday, with one-time GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain headlining. The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama organized the telethon that will also feature Florida Rep. Sandy Adams; Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio; and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a candidate for U.S. Congress in Ohio who is remembered as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 campaign. EXCERPTED: Read Full CNN Report - HERE
  • (VANITY) What if the USN had a terrible defeat at Midway?

    06/05/2012 1:21:45 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 129 replies
    5 June 2012 | me
    Enterprise, Hornet and Yorktown are sunk with their 231 aircraft. The Japs take Midway. All 4 Jap CVs are undamaged. Can the Japanese launch an invasion of Hawaii before the American carriers roll off the line in 1943? 4 Essex class CVs and 5 Independence class CVLs will be in commission by 1 July 1943. 7 Essex class CVs, 9 Independence class CVLs and 19 Casablanca class CVEs in commission by 1 January 1944.
  • Whitehouse.Gov site - Petition for Obama Administration to RESIGN

    03/05/2012 7:25:36 PM PST · by aaCharley · 25 replies
    Obama Whitehouse ^ | 03/05/2012 | Vanity - Info
    This is a Real Deal petition that someone has started on the web site. Sign up for an account and SIGN the Petition
  • "Poor" Romney Can't Win (Video)

    02/03/2012 7:42:24 AM PST · by rbmillerjr · 10 replies
    The Every Day Conservative ^ | February 3, 2012 | RB Miller
    Entire article follows (less graphics) "Poor" Romney Can't Win VIDEO HERE Please watch this video...It is Instructive. This video illustrates the power of the MainStream Media to devastate a person with a deluge of attacks that clearly take out of context, comments by the convicted person. Romney has been convicted. Romney's big win in Florida convict him of being the presumptive nominee. The same MSM is assuming Romney is the winner and they are beginning the transition to attacking the Republican nominee. Republicans know this tune. The melody of love songs for McCain as the "reasonable moderate", has been given...
  • Conservatives organize to defeat Romney (push back against 'inevitable nominee' narrative)

    11/10/2011 3:44:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Conservatives organize to defeat RomneyBy Alicia M. Cohn - 11/10/11 05:15 AM ET A coalition of conservatives is working to organize the disparate groups opposing Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee. While much has been made of Romney’s lack of support amongst conservative Republicans, the sense of malaise has mostly manifested as a lack of enthusiasm rather than outright opposition. That may all be about to change. The new coalition is seeking to push back against the narrative that Romney is the “inevitable nominee," according to spokesman and activist Ali Akbar. The group's website launched this week. Akbar...
  • Raising Red Launches "Campaign 365: Defeat Obama & Save America"

    11/07/2011 12:23:05 PM PST · by Driftwood1
    Raising Red ( – an independent expenditure only committee or so-called "SuperPAC" founded to give a voice to Americans concerned about the future of their country – today announced the launch of its "Campaign 365: Defeat Obama and Save America." The initiative, which commences 365 days before Election Day 2012, seeks to communicate directly with the American people that President Obama has been an abject failure and will not pull any punches in delivering that message from coast to coast. The campaign will begin by employing Raising Red's quarter million Facebook friends and leverage a new Web site and video,...
  • Jeff Merkley, Senate Democrats say U.S. Constitution must be changed to control campaign spending

    11/02/2011 12:44:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 11-1-11 | Charles Pope
    WASHINGTON - Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and six other Democrats charged Tuesday that modern political campaigns - and democracy itself - are threatened by a pair of "awful" Supreme Court decisions that can only be fixed by changing the U.S. Constitution itself. The senators said during a news conference that adding a new provision to the Constitution is necessary if Congress wants to nullify a 1976 ruling that said campaign spending was the same as free speech and a 2010 ruling that removed all limits on campaign spending for special interests, corporations and labor unions. "In the mid-70s the activist...
  • For Wisconsin’s Democrats recall defeats were their Gettysburg

    08/10/2011 12:00:21 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 49 replies ^ | August 10, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    When Robert E. Lee was forced to turn back and retreat from Pennsylvania ending his dream of winning the Civil War by invading the North it quickly became clear that he had thrown his best punch and failed. Lee almost won but didn’t. While the Confederates won some major battles after Gettysburg their will to fight and the appetite for loaning them money was gone. Yesterday the Wisconsin Democrats brought their invasion to Republican held State Senate districts. To turn back the tide of conservatism in Wisconsin the Democrats instigated recall elections of six Republican Senators. They almost won enough...
  • Obama plan for health care quality dealt a setback

    05/13/2011 4:15:10 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 22 replies
    AP | 5/12/2011
    Key medical providers have taken a stand against Obamacare's initial blueprint so complex it's unworkable. Earlier this spring, the administration released the long-awaited draft regulations for "accountable care organizations," (ACO). These networks of doctors and hospitals would collaborate to keep Medicare patients healthier and share in the savings with taxpayers. Obama's health care overhaul law envisioned that hundreds of such ACO's would be quickly set up around the county to lead a bottom-up reform of America's bloated health care system. However, in an unusual rebuke, a consortium representing premier organizations such as the Mayo Clinic sent a position papaer to...
  • Unions on the ropes

    04/24/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4-24-2011 | Jack Kelly
    Unions on the ropes Public employees are fighting back, but they seem almost sure to lose Sunday, April 24, 2011 By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLabor unions fight on in Wisconsin, as the Germans did during the bitter winter of 1944-1945. But the war is lost. To see how grim is the outlook for public employee unions, let's go to Detroit, where Mayor Dave Bing proposed Tuesday a budget which would cut contributions to public employee health plans by 20 percent and would skip a payment to city pension funds. "If we do nothing, by 2015 fringe benefits are on pace...
  • Idaho Governor Vetoes Bill to Block Health Care Law

    04/21/2011 3:51:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/21/2011 | ap
    The governor vetoed a bill to help Idaho block the federal health insurance overhaul and instead, issued a sweeping executive order Wednesday targeted at the reforms. Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is no fan of the health care reform -- he was the first governor to sign legislation requiring his state to sue over President Obama's overhaul -- but said the bill state lawmakers passed in the 2011 session would have required Idaho to forego the creation of a state health insurance exchange. That would have opened the door for the federal government to step to develop and operate the...
  • A Victory for the Laffer Curve, a Defeat for England’s Economy

    04/03/2011 9:57:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Dan Mitchell | 4/3/11 | Dan Mitchell
    A new study from the Adam Smith Institute in the United Kingdom provides overwhelming evidence that class-warfare tax policy is grossly misguided and self-destructive. The authors examine the likely impact of the 10-percentage point increase in the top income tax rate, which was imposed as an election-year stunt by former Gordon Brown and then kept in place by his feckless successor, David Cameron. They find that boosting the top tax rate to 50 percent will slow economic performance. And because of both macroeconomic and microeconomic responses, tax revenues over the next 10 years are likely to drop by the equivalent...
  • Free Speech Defeat: Fred Grandy Show Cancelled for Speaking About Islam

    03/02/2011 6:29:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 3/2/11 | pamela gellar
    More sharia (Islamic law): this is enforcement of blasphemy laws, do not insult Islam. How much more of our freedoms are we going to allow them to seize? James Lafferty wrote: WMAL management has caved to CAIR once again! Fred Grandy is off-the-air because he told the truth about jihadists working within America to destroy our government and subjugate all Americans to Islam. And Jan P wrote: Fred Grandy (ex-actor and ex-congressman) regularly informed his audience of the jihad, Sharia and the attacks on western civilization. His wife, “Mrs. Fred” appeared every Friday. Fred has had Carolyn Glick, Brigitte Gabriel,...
  • End Time: How Christians Lose

    02/03/2011 11:38:35 PM PST · by RJR_fan · 198 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb. 3, 2011 | "Molotov" Mitchell
    Molotov Mitchell hits another one out of the ballpark! Click HERE.
  • Sen. Brown: Forget ‘itty-bitty’ R at end of name (Why did I donate to him?!?)

    01/17/2011 2:04:30 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 85 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/17/11 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said this morning he’ll take part in the bipartisan seating at President Obama’s State of the Union address, urging that people need to move past the “itty-bitty letter” signifying he’s a Republican at the end of his name.
  • Erosion of Obama support among key demographics indicates his defeat in 2012

    11/26/2010 4:14:38 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 9 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 26, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Erosion of Obama support among key demographics indicates his defeat in 2012. If your name is Barack Obama and you are planning to run for reelection in 2012, then you better start worrying now already, because the polling data from your key support demographics points to certain defeat in 2012. Sure, that is assuming that the current polling data stays consistent until 2012, but if you look at Obama’s continued, lackluster performance, he is not giving his previously supportive demographics any reason to come back to him to the degree they did in 2008. In fact, the data points to...
  • The Delusionals

    11/04/2010 4:05:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 4, 2010 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Liberals are having a difficult time explaining what happened to them Election Day. Actually, it appears that many of them do not know what happened to them. They are in denial. Frankly, I expect many Democrats on Capitol Hill are going to go on about their business as though nothing exceptional happened Tuesday. They were reelected as usual. So who are those guys standing in the hallways of the Congressional offices waiting for them to leave. Many Democrats are going to have to be eased out of their offices, and professional help may be called upon. I suggest anger management...
  • Why call not it a 'Petraeus Village'?

    10/19/2010 3:51:19 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 19 replies
    Asia Times ^ | October 19, 2010 | By Spengler
    "May his name be blotted out!" declares the most terrible Hebrew curse. History has devised a curse more terrible still, that is, to have one's memory blotted out, all except for a name that popular usage links to disaster. Schoolchildren no longer learn about King Pyrrhus of Epirus, who won battles against Rome at such heavy cost that he lost the war, but everyone knows that a "Pyrrhic victory" is to be avoided. Few remember Grigory Potyomkin (1739-1791), Catherine the Great's statesman and lover, but everyone knows the idiom "Potemkin Village", a facade constructed to deceive passing inspection. Why not...
  • A Republican Defeat - Lessons from the rout in Pennsylvania 12

    05/19/2010 4:35:30 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 70 replies · 2,121+ views
    Republicans who were already planning their Nancy Pelosi retirement galas for November may want to cancel the caterer. The GOP lost the most important election that was held on Tuesday, and if it fails to learn from the experience the party will lose in the autumn too. The GOP lost the one race in which a seat in Congress was up for grabs, the contest to replace the late Jack Murtha in the 12th House district in southwestern Pennsylvania. John McCain had carried the seat with 49% of the vote in 2008, President Obama's approval rating was well below 40%,...
  • Defeat al Qaeda by removing its "cool" image (conclusion of British think-tank Demos)

    04/15/2010 5:37:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 509+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/15/10 | Michael Holden
    LONDON (Reuters) – The way to beat al Qaeda and stop Islamist groups gaining recruits to violent causes is to remove their "cool" image and make fun of terrorists instead, according to a major international study published on Friday. The two-year study by the British think-tank Demos concluded that the notion of "cool jihad" was more important in seducing young Muslims to violence than radical preachers, the foreign policy of Western governments, or their social background. Those who became interested in terrorism had more in common with subversive groups such as street gangs and soccer hooligans than with Muslims who...
  • Will Republicans, Once Again, Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory?

    02/10/2010 8:04:39 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 689+ views
    Congressional Republicans may resurrect ObamaCare from the dead. You read that right… Republicans in Congress may actually fall for a political trap being set by Barack Obama designed to breathe new life into ObamaCare. That’s why it’s imperative we take decisive and immediate action to stop them. As reported by The New York Times: "President Obama said Sunday that he would convene a half-day bipartisan health care session at the White House to be televised live this month, a high-profile gambit that will allow Americans to watch as Democrats and Republicans try to break their political impasse." Of course, you...