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  • De Blasio sets sights on presidential draft candidacy vs. Hillary

    04/19/2015 10:31:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 20, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist “progressive” alternative to Wall Street-friendly Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, a national party operative told The Post. De Blasio’s hope, the operative said, is a “draft de Blasio’’ movement will develop among progressive activists over the next several months that will lead to the mayor being able to defeat Clinton in the primary elections next year in much the same way leftist Sen. George McGovern successfully challenged the initially front-running establishment Democratic candidate, Sen. Edmund Muskie, more than 40 years...
  • Greens against the poor

    04/19/2015 8:18:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2015-04-19 | Stephen Moore
    Lexus liberals ignore how their climate change agenda hurts the less fortunateBarack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and the whole gang of Democratic leaders claim that one of their highest priorities is to lift up the middle class and reduce the income gap between rich and poor.That goal collides with what they admit is their very highest priority: stopping climate change. Their agenda is driven by the millionaire and billionaire Democratic donors who make the party possible. But the agenda also involves making energy, home heating, transportation and just about everything else less efficient and more expensive to the middle...
  • Two Democrats Blame Rep. Pelosi For Past Electoral Losses; Want Her Out Of Party’s Leadership

    04/08/2015 4:05:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 04/08/2015 | CBS SF
    WASHINGTON D.C. (CBS SF)– Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party’s leadership team in Congress after big electoral loses last year and in 2010. Reps. Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch made the statements on WGBH’s “Greater Boston,” with Lynch predicting outright that “Nancy Pelosi will not lead us back into the majority.” Asked by host Jim Braude if the answer to the question whether Pelosi “should go?” is “yes,” Lynch said, “Right.” Capuano was also asked if the 75-year-old Pelosi should quit leadership ranks. He said: “That, or she should change, one...
  • Feds sought records of employee who worked with Auditor Troy Kelley in past business

    03/20/2015 7:35:04 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 4 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | 03/20/2015 | Melissa Santos
    A grand jury subpoena released late Friday by the state Auditor’s Office shows that the U.S. Department of Justice sought documents about a part-time technical writer who used to work with state Auditor Troy Kelley in a business that tracked loan and real estate documents. The federal subpoena requested email conversations between Jason Jerue and other auditor’s office employees relating to Jerue’s past employment at Post Closing Department, Kelley’s company that became embroiled in a lawsuit with a former client, Old Republic Title. The subpoena, which was served on the Auditor’s Office March 6, also requested emails between Jerue and...
  • White House: Bibi´s Election Undermines ´Democratic Ideals´

    03/18/2015 6:45:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/18/15 | Daniel Halper
    In a comment unprompted by any question from the media, White House press secretary lashed into some of the rhetoric Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu used in his reelection campaign. The White House even suggested it had hurt Israel´s democracy and America´s relationship with its greatest ally in the Middle East. (Snip) The United States and this administration is deeply concerned by divisive rhetoric that seeks to marginalize Arab-Israeli citizens," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told the media aboard Air Force One today. "It undermines the values and democratic ideals that have been important to our democracy and an...
  • Insider says Obama administration 'sent a message' to black Democratic lawmakers that they should...

    02/07/2015 3:01:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/06/15 | David Martosko
    Insider says Obama administration 'sent a message' to black Democratic lawmakers that they should skip Netanyahu speech to Congress, as Biden says he'll be a no-show **SNIP** That disapproval apparently was orchestrated, or at least strongly encouraged, by the White House through comamunications with lawmakers connected to the Congressional Black Caucus. 'I'm not saying the president called anyone personally,' a current White House staffer told Daily Mail Online. 'But yeah, the White House sent a message to some at the CBC that they should suddenly be very upset about the speech.' The source said it was a 'back-channel' arrangement that...
  • Senate Democratic campaign chairman: Majority or bust in 2016

    02/06/2015 2:36:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/05/15 | Cameron Joseph
    New Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Jon Tester (Mont.) has one goal for 2016: win back Senate control. “I can tell you that I will not be successful in this job unless we take the majority back,” Tester told The Hill in an interview in his new office at the DSCC’s Capitol Hill headquarters. “I'm not in this to pick up a seat. I'm in this to win the majority.” The garrulous Montana farmer has a much easier task than his predecessor. After a cycle in which Democrats lost nine seats and control of the Senate, the tables are now...
  • Democratic lawmaker introduces plan to give middle-class Americans tax breaks at expense of wealthy

    01/14/2015 2:39:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/15 | Francesca Chambers
    A senior U.S. House Democrat unveiled this week an aggressive agenda to boost workers' paychecks by shifting significant tax breaks from the wealthiest Americans to the middle class. The plan from Representative Chris Van Hollen has almost no chance of passage by the Republican-controlled Congress but is aimed at shaping Democrats' policy vision for the 2016 presidential election. The Maryland Democrat's plan calls for an annual 'paycheck bonus' tax credit of $1,000 for individuals making less than $100,000 a year and $2,000 for married couples making less than $200,000 and would be funded through a new fee on financial transactions.
  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    11/08/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 75 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 05 Nov 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • Watch this democratic operative RUN AWAY from James O’Keefe after being told he’s suing her!

    12/07/2014 5:34:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/7/14 | soopermexican
    James O’Keefe has put out some great investigatory videos but this latest is just a hilarious video in that great old theme of “let’s go chase someone down and threaten to sue them!” Watch below:
  • U.S. Expects Israel to 'Stick to Democratic Principles'

    11/24/2014 2:33:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 11/24/14 | Elad Benari
    The controversial Jewish State Law on Monday elicited a response from Washington. Jeff Rathke, a spokesman for the State Department, did not condemn or denounce the law, but did say that "Israel is a Jewish and democratic state and all its citizens should enjoy equal rights. We expect Israel to stick to its democratic principles." Earlier on Monday, the coalition decided to postpone by a week the Knesset plenum vote on two versions of the Jewish State bill, one of which was proposed by MK Ze'ev Elkin (Likud), and the other by MKs Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) and Robert Ilatov...
  • Col. Rob Maness Qualifies for Ballot, Calls on LA Secretary of State to Investigate Sen.....

    08/23/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    U S Senate Rob Maness ^ | 8/22/14 | Maness Campaign
    Col. Rob Maness Qualifies for Ballot, Calls on LA Secretary of State to Investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Residency Qualifications.... Baton Rouge, LA - This morning, while officially qualifying for the November ballot, Col. Rob Maness (R-Louisiana) today delivered in-person, a letter to Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, calling on him to open an investigation examining the validity of Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) residency status. "It appears that there are significant inconsistencies that warrant an investigation regarding the residency status of one of the candidates who has filed for United States Senate," Maness' letter says. "On Wednesday, August 20, 2014,...
  • Undercover FBI agent was removed from Leland Yee case (Democratic's shoulder fired missiles)

    08/14/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 8/15/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** As early as November 2012, an FBI wiretap request noted that the investigation team’s leader had concerns about the agent. But according to the filing, an FBI “review has not resulted in any formal findings or determinations regarding the credibility of [the agent].” In early 2013, according to the filing, the agent was no longer involved in the case, but there is no clear explanation as to why. Still, the filing said there was a “series of outrageous behavior” on the part of the agent that might explain why he was removed. That behavior included arranging $20,000 or more...
  • Democratic Bill Would Grant Executive Power to Deny Religious Freedom to Churches, Synagogues,

    07/10/2014 5:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/10/14 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Most houses of worship have been granted a full exemption from Obamacare's regulation mandating coverage of contraception and abortifacients, but Ed Whelan points out that new legislation unveiled by Senate Democrats yesterday could put that religious protection in jeopardy. Although "bill itself wouldn’t abolish the exemption," Whelan writes, it "would allow the Obama administration (or its successors) to abolish the exemption and the accommodation in their entirety. (If the bill were instead intended to preserve the exemption and the accommodation against regulatory abolition, it would be a fairly simple matter to say so clearly.)"
  • How (still exempt) Mary Landrieu's Escaping Her Democratic Shadow

    06/10/2014 2:56:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | 6/10/14 | Jason Plautz
    **SNIP** And while Democrats haven't done much to promote the environment with their majority, they have beaten back efforts they say would harm the climate. That included a Landrieu-led effort to get a vote approving Keystone, a failure she blamed on Republicans. But opponents are pointing out that those failures weaken her message of political clout and it's led her to lose a potentially powerful ally at home. Don Briggs, the head of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, is backing Cassidy in what is essentially a proxy vote against Majority Leader Harry Reid. "I know Mary very well and...
  • Democratic Urban Revolt Spreading to Chicago?

    05/30/2014 12:43:52 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 13 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 05-26-2014 | Walter Russell Mead & Staff
    "This poses questions for the Democratic party nationally. If highly-visible urban Democratic centers are moving sharply to the left while the rest of the country looks on in displeasure, it will be harder for national leaders to straddle the divide between left urban grassroots and the suburban and centrist voters (not to mention the Wall Street money) needed to prevail in national contests."
  • Democratic Congressman Makes Shocking Racial Comments About Republicans, Clarence Thomas, Mitch

    04/29/2014 3:38:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 4/29/14 | Andrew Kaczynski
    A Mississippi Democratic Congressman says Clarence Thomas is an “Uncle Tom,” Mitch McConnell is a “racist,” and that Republicans are only anti-big government and anti-Obamacare because President Obama is black. Rep. Bennie Thompson was appearing on a New Nation of Islam radio program over weekend where he made the comments. “I’ve been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect,” Thompson said. “That Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States — not the chief executive,...
  • DUmmie hotlinks to my image account. See what happened.

    04/20/2014 10:25:03 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 21 replies
    GOP Congress
    Long story short: DUmmie Lady Freedumb showed off her paintings in one DU thread.A CC member created a thread. Parody image was created with Obama holding her painting.LF starts new thread, says someone looked her up and found her painting being shown in CC, ends up buying her painting for $16 or thereabouts. She ends up hotlinking to parodied image in the DU thread. Of course, that was MY image, and MY image account. Sooooo.... I edit image, with the following result: Actual DU threadShouldn't be long before she deletes her post, or someone at DU does it for her....
  • Democratic Corruption, Are they outing it all now, months before the midterms?

    03/28/2014 1:01:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 3.28.14 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: As with the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what’s in it.) I’d love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi’s blink count must be off the charts. to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogues’-gallery reference list. But let’s not be naďve. It’s clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI’s GOP corruption...
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign: “Six Democrats Are Now Trailing in Polls” Enough For GOP to Retake

    02/28/2014 1:18:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/28/14 | Jim Hoft
    Democrats are panicking. They are worried Republicans will win back the US Senate.The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) sent out this email today. Jim — This is bad: Six Democrats are now trailing in the polls after $28 million in Koch attacks — and if the Republicans win all six, the Senate is theirs.But we will turn this around and stop them: our Grassroots Victory Project will invest $60 million into 4,000 field staff in 10 states to reverse the GOP’s gains. To ensure the GVP is fully funded before the FEC deadline TOMORROW, we need you and 786 other...
  • 81% of people receiving public housing benefits vote Democratic – and that’s just the tip

    02/13/2014 10:11:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    rare ^ | 2/13/14 | Matt Palumbo, Rare Contributor
    Perhaps I spend too much time lurking around left-leaning blogs, but there are many myths taken as fact without any additional analysis. One of the most prominent? The notion that red states take the most aid from the government. Mitt Romney sparked outrage during the 2012 election for his comments about the “47 percent” of Americans who are dependent on government. Romney was actually quoting the percentage of Americans who pay no federal income tax, not the percentage of people who receive government aid, which is a slightly larger 49 percent. In an article published before Romney’s gaffe, liberal economist...
  • Democratic senators who won with Obama's help may not want it now

    02/11/2014 2:32:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/10/14 | Michael A. Memoli
    NASHUA, N.H. — For better or worse, they are the class of Obama. Eight Democratic senators swept into office partly on Barack Obama's 2008 coattails are facing their first reelection bid without the benefit of having the president on the ballot and at a time when his approval rating is near an all-time low. The future of the Senate, and President Obama's ability to push through an agenda during his final two years in office, rests largely on their fate. Democrats hold a five-seat Senate majority, when two independents aligned with the party are included. That means Republicans hoping to...
  • Where Is the Democratic Party's Pro-Obamacare Campaign?

    02/06/2014 5:06:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | 2/06/14 | Beth Reinhard
    The most robust defense of Obamacare on television right now lasts about three seconds and comes from a little-known Texas Democrat named Barbara Mallory Caraway, a former state lawmaker running for Congress. Her $20,000 spot says last year's government shutdown led by her home-state senator, Republican Ted Cruz, hurt "those people looking for health care insurance." A Democratic super PAC indirectly plugged the health care law in a December ad, boasting that Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina "forced insurance companies to cover cancer and other preexisting conditions." Before that, campaign ad trackers say the last exclusively positive message on...
  • Breaking News: Fight Breaks Out at Democratic Party Caucus in Minneapolis

    02/04/2014 7:26:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Power Line ^ | 2/4/14 | John Hinderaker
    Party caucuses are going on tonight in precincts across Minnesota. Caucuses are an old-fashioned civic tradition, more noted for boredom and long nights than anything else, but tonight there was some excitement at a DFL caucus in Minneapolis. A fight broke out: A very tense night at a caucus site in Minneapolis where DFLer Mohamud Noor is challenging longtime DFL state Rep. Phyllis Kahn. The heat in one Minneapolis location resulted in police being called out. With 300 people at the Byan [sic] Coyle Center, a fight broke out and people rushed the stage. After the melee, the Minneapolis police
  • Sen. Harry Reid: Democratic Senate candidates should campaign with President Obama

    01/29/2014 2:14:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NOLA ^ | 1/28/14 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he is encouraging vulnerable Senate Democrats running for re-election this fall to campaign with President Barack Obama, even if he's unpopular in their states. "Barack Obama is personally a very popular guy," Reid told CNN's Dana Bash Tuesday. "And people love this man. They love his family. Of course, with what the Republicans have been doing, trying to denigrate him with what's happened with the rollout of Obamacare, but things, even this week, his numbers are going up again." There was no immediate comment from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who is in...
  • How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize The Democratic Party

    01/10/2014 9:06:40 AM PST · by amnestynone · 16 replies
    New Geography ^ | 01/09/2014 | Joel Kotkin
    Much has been written, often with considerable glee, about the worsening divide in the Republican Party between its corporate and Tea Party wings. Yet Democrats may soon face their own schism as a result of the growing power in the party of high-tech business interests. Gaining the support of tech moguls is a huge win for the Democrats — at least initially. They are not only a huge source of money, they also can provide critical expertise that the Republicans have been far slower to employ. There have always been affluent individuals who backed liberal or Democratic causes, either out...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-30-13 ("The Decrying Game": Remember, remember, to date a transgender)

    12/30/2013 12:39:19 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 73 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 30, 2013 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The Battle of the Sexes has been raging lately in DUmmieland. The angry DUmmie women (is there any other kind?) have been accusing the men--all men--of being sexist and misogynist and potential rapists. Some of the DUmmie men have dared to defend themselves, but in vain. Political correctness must win out, at all costs. Well, guess who feels left out? The LSMFT community, i.e., the Lezbo Sodomite Masochist Fag Transangered community. There must be Fifty Shades of Gay, and they all want to have their say. You see, in DUmmieland, to be fair, the Battle of the Sexes must...
  • Schumer’s claims about Democratic and GOP efforts to ‘fix’ Obamacare

    12/26/2013 4:06:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/26/13 | Glenn Kessler
    “I think what most Americans want us to do is not repeal Obamacare, which is what our Republican colleagues are focused on, but fix it. The President is working to fix it, we are working in the Senate to fix it, we urge our Republican colleagues to join us in fixing it.” – Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Dec. 22, 2013 **SNIP** The Pinocchio Test Schumer’s comment was carefully worded to suggest that Democrats are working hard to improve the law while being open to Republican ideas. But his remarks leave out a significant...
  • House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer: No extremists on our side of the aisle

    12/10/2013 3:57:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/10/13 | Seth McLaughlin
    **SNIP** Asked by Kenneth G. Langone, the co-founder of Home Depot, whether there are any extremists in the Democratic ranks, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said no. “I don’t think there are any extremists in my party,” the Maryland Democrat said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Mr. Langone expressed disbelief at the comment. “What more can I say,” he said. “The other guys are the bad guys, you are the good guys.”
  • Watch What Happens When a Democratic Rep. Decides She Doesn’t Want to Answer Questions About

    12/09/2013 2:58:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/9/13 | Becket Adams
    Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) at a town hall meeting refused to answers questions about last year’s deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The New Hampshire representative appeared to try to dodge the question by saying Benghazi isn’t in the Middle East, and therefore not pertinent to the discussion at hand. “I’m certainly not here to talk about it, we’re here to talk about the Middle East,” Kuster said in response to an attendee’s written question. Libya is located in north Africa. Differing definitions place it either inside or outside the Middle East. Regardless, the crowd...
  • Democratic Party has no more centrists

    12/08/2013 4:06:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/08/13 | Michael Goodwin
    **SNIP** Remaining intra-party fights only concern how extreme the shift will be, as new militants push the Dems closer to pure socialism. Conviction politicians like Obama and de Blasio have no real interest in compromise. Look at the battle between Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton. To most sane people, Clinton no longer qualifies as a centrist. Five years ago, her muscular talk on foreign policy made her allies with Robert Gates and John McCain. But her role as front lady for the Obama appease-niks turned her muscles into fat and her policy into mush. Yet Clinton is insufficiently...
  • Democratic Super PAC Tops $1 Million for Hagan (RAT period) in North Carolina

    12/08/2013 1:53:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/08/13 | Kent Cooper
    **SNIP** The Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic-oriented super PAC, reported to the Federal Election Commission that it had spent $406,952 last week on independent expenditures supporting Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. The PAC reported paying Waterfront Strategies $351,500 for media buys; paying SKDKnickerbocker $52,952 for an estimate of production costs; and paying Bully Pulpit Interactive $2,500 for online advertising.
  • Democratic Colorado state senator resigns to avoid recall over gun law

    11/27/2013 9:15:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    A Democratic Colorado state senator resigned Wednesday to avoid a possible recall election over a controversial gun control law that led to the ouster of two of her colleagues earlier this year. Sen. Evie Hudak, who has represented a district that includes Denver’s western suburbs since 2008, announced her resignation less than a week before opponents planned to submit petitions to recall her. Calling the decision “difficult,” Hudak said she decided to resign to protect the new gun control legislation and to ensure her constituents would not have to pay for a special election.
  • Michelle Obama raises campaign funds for (exempt) Mary Landrieu and other Democratic candidates

    11/19/2013 2:31:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 11/18/13
    WASHINGTON - First Lady Michelle Obama raised money Monday for 2014 Senate Democratic candidates, including Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. In a speech, she warned Republican control of the Senate would derail her husband's agenda. **SNIP** "So make no mistake about it, the midterm elections matter," Mrs. Obama said. "They matter. And if you want to bring some change to Congress, then we can't just sit around feeling angry or helpless or hopeless. Because there's something that we and all of you can do right now, today, to make a huge difference and it's simple: You can write a big old...
  • After unity, Obama faces Democratic pushback (signs of stress in coalition of the 'unwitting')

    10/31/2013 9:09:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/31/13 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two weeks after President Barack Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans, his coalition is showing signs of stress. From health care to spying to pending budget deals, many congressional Democrats are challenging the administration and pushing for measures that the White House has not embraced. Some Democrats are seeking to extend the enrollment period for new health care exchanges. Others want to place restraints on National Security Administration surveillance capabilities. Still others are standing tough against any budget deal that uses long-term reductions in major benefit programs to offset immediate...
  • Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption (Kwame the K)

    10/10/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/10/2013
    <p>Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.</p> <p>Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.</p>
  • Transformation of the Democratick Party

    09/29/2013 6:14:13 AM PDT · by C210N · 1 replies
    9/29/13 | Self
    Today, the Democrat party is the party of Free Money. They have brainstormed every conceivable way to handout free money for their votes. The following list is just a few of the ways:                 Free Money to get a phone                Free Money to get food                Free Money to get housing                Free Money to get EBT cards (can be as good as money)                Free Money to sit and loaf and watch TV and drink beer I’m proposing to Fundamentally Transform the Democrat Party to the Democratick Party. It wouldstill be for free stuff, I mean, you can’t change its core nature. I think...
  • California Democratic Party Official Resigns Over Offensive Tweet

    09/22/2013 11:22:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | September 21, 2013
    A Democratic Party official in Sacramento County has resigned after sending an offensive Twitter message during a heated exchange over President Obama’s health care law. SNIP Brauer addressed the offensive tweet to Amanda Carpenter, a speechwriter for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, as House Republicans voted to defund the health care law. Brauer wrote, “May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.” SNIP
  • 13 Democrats : Embezzling $16 Million In Federal Grants For AIDS Charities And Other .. Rev. Wright

    09/09/2013 10:01:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Gateway ^ | September 9, 2013
    Daughter of Reverend “God Damn America” Wright and 12 other Democrats are charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and needy. More than one of the defendants has direct ties to President Barack Obama . ... These and other Dems are accused of stealing the money for personal use including mortgage and credit-card payments, vacation home payments, and in one case, a Mercedes-Benz, a Cadillac and a fur coat. Thank god the Democrats are taking over the entire health care system country wide! They’re so...
  • Quinn cancels Democratic rally at State Fair (Illinois)

    08/11/2013 1:29:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/09/13 | Ray Long
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is tossing aside the decades-old tradition of Democrats throwing a political rally at the Illinois State Fair, but he denies that’s because Democrats are in disarray, he got booed heavily last year or that he’s facing a tough primary challenger. No, the Democratic governor says that Wednesday’s Governor’s Day at the state fairgrounds will not be the place for the usual political speeches, sign waving and blasting of Republicans. It will be filled with music and entertainment instead.
  • Majority Views NSA Phone Tracking As Acceptable Anti-Terror Tactic

    06/11/2013 5:23:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Pew Research ^ | June 11, 2013 | Pew Research
    A majority of Americans – 56% – say the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program tracking the telephone records of millions of Americans is an acceptable way for the government to investigate terrorism, though a substantial minority – 41% – say it is unacceptable. And while the public is more evenly divided over the government’s monitoring of email and other online activities to prevent possible terrorism, these views are largely unchanged since 2002, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • Democratic Talking Points: IRS Targeting of Nearly 500 Conservative Groups Was Not Partisan

    06/04/2013 7:26:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/4/13 | Jim Hoft
    Here is a copy of the Democratic talking points at the House Ways and Means Committee hearing today in Washington DC. Democrats handed this out to the press before the hearing. Democrat Sander Levin, the ranking member on the committee, said the IRS targeting scandal is not a partisan scandal.
  • Obama's Struggles Hampering Democratic Recruitment

    05/13/2013 3:01:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Alex Roarty | National Journal
    Imagine you’re a red-state Democrat contemplating a run for Senate. Here’s what you’ve seen during the opening months of President Obama’s second term: A still-tepid economic recovery, a culturally polarizing agenda on immigration and guns, and fears of Obamacare’s possibly haphazard implementation. The White House’s uneven second-term start shows little sign of improving. Questions about what administration and State Department officials knew about the origins of last year’s deadly attack on a consulate in Benghazi have hounded them since last week’s congressional hearing. The explosive revelation Friday that the IRS targeted conservative non-profit outside groups seems certain to put Obama...
  • The “Grand NEW Party”…

    04/25/2013 6:41:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Political QRM ^ | April 25, 2013 | Lou
    How often do we use the old saw, “A person who doesn’t study history is doomed to repeat it.” ? Well, here’s your history. And it bears repeating. If you’re anything less than hard-core about your history lessons, you’re probably just like me when it comes to “those dang DATES”. I can get you to the right century, yes, and even to the right decade most times, but the year is not always as spot-on as I would like. This applies, today, to some ideas for our future that I proffered on PQRM40. The Democratic-Republican Party was formed by Jefferson and Madison in the...
  • 'Jesus stomping' FAU prof is Democratic leader, but top Democrats steer clear of flap

    04/01/2013 3:16:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 4/01/13 | By Anthony Man
    Top Democratic officials are steering clear of the controversy surrounding Deandre Poole, vice chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party. Poole is the Florida Atlantic University instructor responsible for the “Jesus stomping” classroom assignment. The communications teacher has been placed on paid leave in wake of the uproar that followed a March 4 class on the Davie campus. Poole assigned students to write Jesus on a sheet of paper, throw it on the floor and then step on it as part of a lesson on the impact of words. It attracted national attention, especially in conservative media outlets. U.S....
  • MSNBC not an ‘instrument’ of Democratic Party, New Republic argues

    03/25/2013 11:01:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/25/13 | Erik Wemple
    In a fresh New Republic story, reporter Rebecca Dana profiles Phil Griffin, the boss of a surging MSNBC. It’s a sympathetic look at the network exec, complete with a detailed rundown of how he and others happened upon the programming identity that has captivated liberal Americans across the land. One aspect of the piece that Griffin himself must adore is its disavowal of equivalence between MSNBC and cable top dog Fox News. Here’s how Dana makes the case that these outlets are distinct: Still, MSNBC isn’t an instrument of the Democratic Party in the way that Fox is of
  • Ch-Ch-Changes, Plus Personal C-C-Confessions

    01/17/2013 5:17:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    seraphicpress.com ^ | 1-15-2013 | Robert J. Avrech
    With deep condescension, my professors informed me that we live in a post-religious world. Religion, I was lectured, was the opiate of the people. I wondered, but never had the courage to suggest, that perhaps Marxism was the opiate of the elites.
  • Why does Iowa vote democratic?

    11/08/2012 12:00:03 PM PST · by too much time · 62 replies
    WSJ blog ^ | 11/06/2012 | caroline porter
    DES MOINES, Iowa — The mood quickly turned celebratory at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Election Night gathering here, as supporters danced to soul music and drank $4 domestic beers as news outlets reported President Barack Obama‘s re-election.
  • Union halting power repair crews is top Democratic donor

    11/03/2012 2:45:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/02/12 | Paul Bedard
    Union halting power repair crews is top Democratic donorPaul Bedard - Washington Secrets November 2, 2012 | 12:36 pm The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, cited in news reports for halting nonunion repair crews from helping to restore power in superstorm Sandy's New Jersey-New York path, is one of nation's top union donors to Democrats, a group President Obama last year praised in a visit to an IBEW training Center. The Center for Responsive Politics, a public political spending watchdog, said IBEW has the nation's fifth highest spending political action committee, doling out nearly $2.3 million, 97 percent of which...

    10/24/2012 11:45:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/24/2012 | John Hayward
    A new undercover video from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas shows Pat Moran, son of longtime incumbent congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and field director for his father’s re-election campaign, instructing a supporter in how to use fraudulent documents to cast a hundred illegal votes: Note that Project Veritas prominently includes the unedited raw footage of this encounter, to counter the usual whines about false editing. There’s not much question about what happens here. An undercover operative posing as a very enthusiastic supporter says he’s got a hundred names of people who probably aren’t going to vote, and he wants to...