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  • After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders

    02/10/2016 10:15:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 10, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Though Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will. Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party's nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates. New Hampshire has 24 "pledged" delegates, which are allotted based on the popular vote. Sanders has 13, and Clinton has 9, with 2 currently allotted to neither. But under Democratic National Committee rules, New Hampshire also has 8 "superdelegates," party officials who are free...
  • Hillary Clinton is heralded as a girl power icon in a new children's picture book

    01/31/2016 2:00:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | January 31, 2016
    Chelsea Clinton, who is expecting her second child after giving birth to baby Charlotte in 2014, has a new book to read to her little ones at bedtime. A children's book about their grandmother Hillary Clinton chronicles her ascent from a young girl in Illinois to a politician in Washington D.C. Titled Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead, the book starts: 'In the 1950s, it was a man's world. 'Only boys could grow up to have powerful jobs. Only boys had no ceilings on their dreams. 'Girls weren't supposed to act smart, tough or ambitious. Even though,...
  • Clinton: Answers on email server should have been quicker

    01/25/2016 11:49:45 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 25, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Hillary Clinton on Monday night conceded she should have apologized sooner for the handling of her private email server while she was serving as secretary of State, saying she should have responded faster. "I had no intention of doing anything other than having a convenient way of communicating and it turned out to be not so convenient," the Democratic presidential front-runner said at CNN's Democratic town hall in Des Moines, Iowa. "So again we've answered every question and we will continue to do so. But maybe being faster - trying to scramble around to find out what all of this...
  • Crockett and Cruz

    01/03/2016 8:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Courier ^ | January 3, 2016 | Steve Toth
    Texans cherish the memory of Davy Crockett's heroic death at the Alamo in 1836 but few know what led him there or why he fought so valiantly. Throughout his life, Davy Crockett was renowned for his love of liberty and fierce loyalty to the Constitution. Originally a Democrat, Crockett found he could no longer identify with the party's positions which he believed were straying from our country's founding principles. As a man who believed in individual liberty and the principle of congressional restraint this shift was unacceptable to him. He left the party in 1833 and joined the Whig party...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Cuban Vacation ~ he makes De Blasio look good

    01/01/2016 11:15:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 1, 2016 | Matthew Continetti
    No doubt you, too, spent the holidays relishing the humiliation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the overrated and obnoxious Democratic Party hack who, finally, is teetering on the brink of political oblivion. How the former ballet dancer and Sarah Lawrence alumnus parlayed ambition and drive and the ability to scream like a lunatic into high office and a fortune of more than $10 million is one of the remarkable political stories of our time. "Emanuel has succeeded in almost every professional endeavor he has undertaken," Ryan Lizza wrote approvingly in 2009. Spoke too soon. How bad is Rahm Emanuel? He...
  • PC Response to Terror Is Reviving Democrats’ Weak 1980s Image

    12/07/2015 2:41:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | December 6, 2015 | John Fund
    "....President Obama's speech tonight will be an attempt to lower the level of fear the country is feeling, and he will also aim to convince people that he has the issue in hand. But more and more Democrats are anxious that a tone-deaf White House is pushing the party back to the days of the late 1970s and 1980s, when Democratic candidates from Jimmy Carter to Walter Mondale to Michael Dukakis were viewed as insufficiently responsive to foreign-policy threats. The party paid a price for that, and Democrats worry that they now look out-of-touch and uncertain in foreign policy. To...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz says the Democratic Party is shrinking

    11/15/2015 9:40:43 AM PST · by Isara · 33 replies
    Politifact ^ | Sunday, November 15th, 2015 | Emma Hinchliffe
    After the first Democratic presidential debate Oct. 13, 2015, Texas Republican Ted Cruz interpreted the crowd’s cheers for proposals to raise taxes as a reason for the decline of the Democratic Party. The day after the debate, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly asked Cruz how he could appeal for votes from Americans cheering on Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator seeking the Democratic nomination, who has stressed how much more the very wealthiest Americans have than the rest of us. "Well," Cruz replied, "it's why the modern Democratic Party is getting smaller and smaller and smaller. What does it say that they're...
  • Dems search for fountain of youth

    11/09/2015 4:29:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Democrats lean heavily on young voters to win elections, but their leading candidates for the White House are 68-year-old Hillary Clinton and 74-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The two other Democrats who were often implored to enter the race are Vice President Biden, 72, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), 66. Democrats are led on Capitol Hill by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) - who are both 75. Pelosi's top two lieutenants are 76-year-old Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) and 75-year-old Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.). In comparison, Reid's expected successor as Democratic leader...
  • How the JFK Assassination Ushered in the Era of Modern Liberalism

    10/19/2015 7:00:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: To the audio sound bites we go, and I'm gonna go ahead and use this as a transition. Grab sound bite number six. Ladies and gentlemen, what we have here is a sound bite from C-SPAN Washington Journal today. The guest is the Democratic Socialists of America executive director Maria Svart, S-v-a-r-t, and during the viewer call-in segment a guy from Pennsylvania named Roger says this... ROGER: Ronald Reagan successfully brainwashed about 45% of the nation's people with the help of Rush Limbaugh. And if you use keywords like "socialist" and "demagogue," they right away think "communist," and they...
  • Poll: Who won the October 13 Democratic debate?

    10/14/2015 10:59:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | October 14, 2015
    If you want to vote in this poll, click the link.
  • David Brock: The New York Times has 'a special place in hell'

    09/10/2015 8:58:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/2015 | GLENN THRUSH and HADAS GOLD
    David Brocks war against the New York Times just went nuclear and the paper is responding with equal fury. Brock, the former right-wing journalist-turned-pro-Clinton crusader, takes aim at a top New York Times editor in a soon-to-be released book obtained by POLITICO. In the book, titled "Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary Clinton and Hijack Your Government, Brock accuses senior politics editor and former Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan of helping to turn the paper into a megaphone for conservative propaganda by unfairly targeting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The founder of liberal watchdog groups...
  • What is Hillary's Platform?

    08/30/2015 11:04:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    August 31, 2015 | Vanity
    I was trying to assemble Hillary's presidential platform off the top of my head. Expand open boarders Change religious beliefs Remove voting rules Free university education Abortion services Expand gun control Global warming laws Universal healthcare Women's rights Gay rights Black rights Illegal immigrant rights Minority rights [fill in taxpayer funded give-away] United Nations - global everything
  • Terrific: Hillary Clinton's Server Carrying Classified Information Was Run Out of a Bathroom Closet

    08/18/2015 8:44:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news, America. The woman who wants to be the President of the United States hired an email server company to host her own personal server, on which she sent and received top secret classified information, out of a bathroom closet. You just can't make this stuff up. Daily Mail has the exclusive: The IT company Hilary Clinton chose to maintain her private email account was run from a loft apartment and its servers were housed in the bathroom closet, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Daily Mail Online tracked down ex-employees of Platte River Networks in Denver, Colorado, who revealed...
  • Is This Really The Democratic Party You Signed Up For?

    08/05/2015 8:52:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/05/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Is this really the future you want for the United States? Is this truly the Democratic party you signed up for? Recently, Debbie Wassermann Shultz, the Chair of the Democratic Committee, was asked the difference between Democrats and Socialists. She was unable to answer the question; not once, but twice. Why? Could it be that there is no difference? I can remember a time when any Democrat would have been insulted to be called a socialist. Now there seems to be pride associated with the label. Thousands of Democrats have turned out to support Bernie Sanders for President even though...
  • Democrats Window to Find Strong House Candidates Slowly Closing - following "bruising losses"

    07/29/2015 12:16:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emily Cahn and Ivan Levingston
    When former Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller passed on a bid in the Silver States 3rd District last week, it sent Democrats back to the drawing board again to find a nominee for this Tossup seat in 2016. Millers decision to sit the race out was a disappointment for national Democrats, who thought his profile would make him a strong candidate for this highly competitive seat. But its indicative of a larger issue Democrats face this cycle: Recruiting House candidates in 2016 hasnt been as easy as many predicted two years ago. More than a year from Election Day,...
  • Attn. Media: Low Life Scum Code Pink Allied with Terrorists, Obama and Democrats

    01/29/2015 3:49:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Sen. John McCain is right. Code Pink protesters are low-life scum as he called them Thursday morning when the group disrupted a Senate hearing to protest former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khamenei, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Taliban. These are some of the terrorists and state sponsors of terrorism Code Pink has given political, financial and/or material aid to since the groups founding in late 2002. All that time Code Pink has also worked with and funded the Democratic Party,...
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    CTPost ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the (NAACP) the state (Democrat Party) will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.
  • Its time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, its clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Its time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, its clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clintons stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...
  • Rediscovering the American Spirit in the Philippines

    07/11/2015 9:29:06 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 36 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 11, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    For the third time in less than a decade, I find myself back in my adopted hometown of Cebu City, Philippines. While the specific purpose of my visit is business related, the timing of this venture was well-received as I found myself in need of a break from the divisive nature of the current political climate back in the States. My respite has been a busy one, one of professional demands mixed in with a bit of sightseeing and pleasure-seeking, but what has struck me most about being back in the Philippines is a visual and emotional rediscovery of the...
  • I Believe That We Can Win [Court rulings animate dysfunctional Democratic Party]

    06/28/2015 1:47:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | June 28, 2015 | D.R. Tucker
    Investigative journalist Brad Friedman has observed that America is moving in a progressive direction, despite the mainstream medias center-right nation shibboleth. Despite the obstacles that have been placed in the pathway of progressives, Friedman is correct beyond dispute. Think back to a decade ago. Same-sex marriage was considered an abomination in large parts of the country. Christian fundamentalists were flexing their muscles as never before. Rush Limbaugh and Fox dominated the American media landscape. The Bush administration had launched a war on climate science. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was gay-bashing his way to national prominence. Today, marriage equality is the...
  • Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

    06/24/2015 9:51:54 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | David Ng
    This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country's racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield this week questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial should be taken down because Jefferson owned slaves. "There is a monument to him in the capital city of the United States. No one ever asks for that to...
  • We Have Officially Reached Peak Leftism - progressive panic attack begins as Obama era wanes

    06/24/2015 3:16:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    If it seems to you that the Left has, collectively, lost its damned mind as the curtain rises on the last act of the Obama administration, you are not imagining things. Barack Obama has been extraordinarily successful in his desire to what was that phrase? fundamentally transform the country, but the metamorphosis is nonetheless a good deal less than his congregation wanted and expected. We may have gone from being up to our knees in welfare-statism to being up to our hips in it, and from having a bushel of banana-republic corruption and incompetence to having a bushel...
  • Did the Old Racist Democrats Become Today's Republicans? (Urban Legend)

    06/20/2015 6:48:50 AM PDT · by yosephdaviyd · 20 replies
    DavidLGray.INFO ^ | 06/20/2015 | David L. Gray (יוסף דוד)‎
    There is an Urban Legend afloat among liberals who refuse to own the racist history of the Democratic Party. They always repeat the lie that the racists Democrats somehow - at sometime - transferred their imperialist racism onto the modern Republican party. This video offers succinct historical information to debunk this Urban Legend and lie.
  • Dem Strategist:I Cannot Imagine the Horror That Couldve Occurred if Churchgoers Were Armed(Trunc)

    06/19/2015 7:08:57 PM PDT · by South40 · 106 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 19 JUNE 2015 | Jason Howerton
    FULL TITLE: Dem Strategist: I Cannot Imagine the Horror That Couldve Occurred if Churchgoers Were Armed During Charleston Massacre Longtime Democratic strategist Bob Shrum said on MSNBC Friday that he cannot imagine the horror that couldve unfolded if churchgoers were armed during the recent massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. ((snip)) I cannot imagine the horror that couldve occurred if people were sitting around with concealed weapons, this thing started and you had a full-scale gunfight, Shrum said Friday. You might not even have three survivors.
  • Heres how Bernie Sanders could win: The one issue where Hillarys vulnerable, and where the Tea Par

    06/15/2015 2:06:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Salon ^ | June 14, 2015 | Bill Curry
    >>>Heres how Bernie Sanders could win: The one issue where Hillarys vulnerable, and where the Tea Party might be right<<< As for the Democrats, Hillary Clinton may not be the worst person to fly the reform flag, but then again, she might be. Her first problem is her past. If the Clintons didnt invent pay-to-play politics, with such minions as Rahm Emanuel and Terry McAuliffe in tow, they came close to perfecting it. Her second problem is her present: her special way of handling her email; the alleged conflicts of interest over at the Clinton Foundation; the pricey speeches she...
  • The campaign to put Julian Castro on Hillary Clinton's VP shortlist

    06/04/2015 4:14:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4, 2015 | Gabriel Debenedetti and Annie Karni
    The Democratic National Convention isnt for 13 months, and Hillary Clinton isnt the partys nominee, but some Hispanic Democratic leaders are already pushing hard for Julin Castro to be her running mate or at least a top contender for the job. The former San Antonio mayor and current housing secretary was in Washington while Clinton raised money in his hometown on Wednesday, but his name is on the minds and lips of Democrats close to the Clinton camp as the presidential front-runner crosses Texas for campaign fundraisers and a Houston speech on Thursday. The flashy trial balloon and Castros...
  • Conservatives are in denial: America is no longer a superpower (and it hasnt been for years)

    05/31/2015 1:12:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Salon ^ | May 30, 2015 | Michael T. Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, Blood and Oil
    Take a look around the world and its hard not to conclude that the United States is a superpower in decline. Whether in Europe, Asia, or the Middle East, aspiring powers are flexing their muscles, ignoring Washingtons dictates, or actively combating them. Russia refuses to curtail its support for armed separatists in Ukraine; China refuses to abandon its base-building endeavors in the South China Sea; Saudi Arabia refuses to endorse the U.S.-brokered nuclear deal with Iran; the Islamic State movement (ISIS) refuses to capitulate in the face of U.S. airpower. What is a declining superpower supposed to do in the...
  • House Dem: Left has 'hijacked' party message

    05/30/2015 12:01:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    thehill.com ^ | may 29, 2015 | kevin cirilli
    Rep. John Delaney (Md.), a centrist House Democrat, on Friday warned that voices on the left have "hijacked" his partys message. "With Washington already broken, the last thing we need is a left-wing version of the tea party," Delaneywrotein aWashington Postop-ed published online Thursday evening. "But I am worried about where some of the loudest voices in the room could take the Democratic Party." He said Democrats' "party microphone has been hijacked by people more interested in scoring points than in solving problems." Delaney didn't specifically mention any prominent liberals by name, but he delved into specific policy debates that...
  • Howard Dean: Jesus Probably to Left of Democratic Party

    05/14/2015 5:13:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Jesus a Bernie Sanders fan? Could be, if you believe Howard Dean. On today's Morning Joe, Dean claimed that "if you look at the red-letter version of the Bible, Jesus was probably to the left of the Democratic party." Dean's declaration came in the context of a discussion of yesterday's forum on poverty in which President Obama and AEI President Arthur Brooks participated. Question: is Dean confusing the establishment of faceless government bureaucracies that can entrap people in dependency with the kind of personal caring for the downtrodden that Christ commanded? View the video here.
  • If I Were Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan

    05/04/2015 11:12:38 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 10 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | November 1, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In 1965 radio legend Paul Harvey first aired his now-famous piece entitled If I were the Devil which examined thesteps the Great Deceiver would likely take in order to win the battle for man's soul. The agendalisted matched (frighteningly) the realities of an American culturewhich has gone from a God-fearing and industrious nation into one ripe for misery and plunder. Like somany Progressives, Earl Ofari Hutchinson used the lead-up to the midterm elections to warn in the "Huffington Post" that A Republican Wave Will Further Sink Black Americaand throughout the yearthe Democratic Party has made ceaseless attempts to paint conservatives...
  • Baltimore Gang Member Calling for Jobs is Rebuffed by Democrat Lawmaker

    05/04/2015 10:55:22 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 62 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 3, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    In the midst of the turmoil in Baltimore this week, a succinct assessment of the needs of young black men living in liberal inner-city strongholds was delivered by a self-identified gang member, who made it clear that jobs are what these young men need, his call almost immediately rebuffed by a leading Democrat lawmaker. The press conference was arranged by City Councilman President Bernard C. "Jack" Youngand other city"leaders" at the Baltimore City Hall as a call to other local youth to end the rioting plaguing the city all week in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. Back...
  • Wisconsin Democrats need to take back narrative from Republicans

    04/30/2015 5:35:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Badger Herald ^ | April 30, 2015 | Miles Brown, senior maj. polisci and hist w/ Russian, East Euro/Asain studies
    The heartache and bewilderment is still prevalent in Wisconsin following three election victories for Gov.Scott Walker (the presumptive presidential candidate) in the span of about four years. This is also coupled with majorities in both state legislative houses for Republicans, which allows them to impose their agenda with little to no protest. All of these facts underscore a pretty dire situation for Democrats in this state. So what is being done to try to reverse this tide? Within the last few years, a trend has emerged of people mischaracterizing the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They make statements...
  • Kerry: Arctic climate change goals more important than containing Russia

    04/26/2015 10:02:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    US Secretary of State John Kerry assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and immediately made it clear that despite worrisome Russian military moves in the Arctic, the US would not challenge them. Washington Examiner: >>>>In assuming the leadership role, Kerry laid out a robust agenda to face the threat of climate change in the Arctic, which he says is being affected by global warming more than anywhere else in the world. But when faced with questions over whether the U.S. will use its new leadership position to address threats posed by Russia, Kerry said no. Kerry said the idea...
  • Protest planned near Scott Walker's home over education cuts

    04/17/2015 12:41:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 16, 2015 | Erin Richards, covers education in WI, Milwaukee
    A community group aligned with Democrats is spearheading a rally near Gov. Scott Walker's home in Wauwatosa Monday afternoon to protest the goveror's proposed cuts to education budgets. The rally is planned for 4:30 p.m. at the Juneau Park Play Field, 6500 W. Mount Vernon Ave., with a "possible march to Governor Walker's Wauwatosa home," according to a news release from Wisconsin Jobs Now, which is part of the Schools & Communities United coalition.
  • WikiLeaks Puts More Than 30,000 Hacked Sony Documents Online

    04/16/2015 7:57:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2015-04-16 | Kevin Gosztola
    WikiLeaks has made more than 30,000 documents from last year's Sony Pictures hack available to the public. The documents were put online in a searchable database on Thursday, which WikiLeaks says includes more than 173,132 emails from 2,200 Sony Pictures email addresses. "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation," Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, wrote in a statement. "It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there." A Sony Pictures spokesperson said in a statement that it strongly condemned the actions of...
  • Dangers of a Hillary Clinton campaign: The disastrous centrism she desperately needs to avoid

    04/13/2015 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | April 13, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    With the Big Announcement yesterday, Hillary Clinton officially entered the race that everyone assumes shes already won. Can you feel the excitement? No? Well, this shouldnt come as a shock, because despite all the handwringing about a primary being necessary, its long been obvious that the Democratic party subconsciously saw 2008 as The Big Primary when decided it would use its current national electoral advantage to bring the U.S. into the modern world and break the white male presidential paradigm with two historic candidacies. Its important to seize these openings to advance civil rights and establish a new normal for...
  • Why Hillary Clinton's Campaign Frightens Democrats

    04/10/2015 4:58:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 10, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    ...It may even be the case that some of these Democrats with rattled nerves are less anxious about Clintons prowess against Republicans than about the fact that all of the partys hopes now rest on her shoulders. Her campaign has become a single point of failure for Democratic politics. If she wins in 2016, she wont ride into office with big congressional supermajorities poised to pass progressive legislation. But if she loses, it will be absolutely devastating for liberalism.Hillary Clinton, who reportedly will announce her candidacy this weekend, is such a prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination that...
  • Unions and Wages [Governor Scott Walker helps top 10%]

    03/19/2015 2:05:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2015 | CRAIG BECKER General Counsel, A.F.L.-C.I.O. Washington
    "......Right-to-work laws make collective bargaining more difficult by requiring that union members pay for the representation of nonmembers. Burdening those who desire union representation does not make economic sense, particularly now when, as researchers at the International Monetary Fund just concluded, the decline in union representation is a key contributor to the increasing share of income going to the top 10 percent instead of into workers pockets. That is what the juxtaposition of your two articles demonstrates, and that is what Governor Walker appears to want.
  • [Dem] Anthony Weiner's former sexting partner in new scandal with [Dem] Indiana lawmaker

    03/11/2015 2:30:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2015
    An Indiana legislator issued an apology Tuesday for what he calls 'poor judgment' after sending nude photographs of himself and gifts to a woman tied to a 2013 sexting scandal involving a former New York congressman.[Dem]Rep. Justin Moed issued a statement to the media Tuesday saying he was 'truly sorry I have hurt the ones I love most with my poor judgment. I am committed to rebuilding trust with my family and my community. ... I apologize to my constituents and to everyone I have let down.'This as he is set to be married this September.Moed did not directly address...
  • The Right-to-Work Fight You Aren't Hearing About [in New Mexico]

    03/10/2015 2:38:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 10, 2015 | Eric Garcia
    ..Tamara Kay, a professor in the sociology department at the University of New Mexico, criticized right-to-work laws as "kindergarten math."Much of the focus on fights over right-to-work laws has been on Rust Belt states like Michigan, Indiana, and now Wisconsin, as its governor and likely presidential candidate Scott Walker signed a right-to-work bill Monday. But there's also a high stakes showdown underway in New Mexico. Late last month, the state's House of Representatives passed a right-to-work bill, setting up a face-off with the Senate, which could raise the profile of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, positioning her as a Walker-esque rising...
  • 5 Signs Scott Walker Is Using GOPs Racist Southern Strategy to Win in 2016

    03/03/2015 2:30:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Global News ^ | March 3, 2015 | must have been a group effort
    Walker demonizes unions, the poor and voters of color in order to appeal to whites. Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walkers drive for an anti-labor right to work law covering private-sector workers is deeply rooted in the racism of the Deep Souths former slaveholding states. They are yet more evidence that he is following a template known as the Republican Partys Southern strategy, which plays to white voters racial resentment, even though his budding presidential campaign is based in snow-encrusted Wisconsin. This emerging strategy is reminiscent of Richard Nixons original Southern strategy of 1968 and Ronald Reagans 1980 campaign kickoff event....
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterdays news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obamas childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, Obamas Communist Mentor. Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBIs security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • Communist Party USA Chairman Vows Cooperation With Democratic Party

    01/29/2015 8:28:52 AM PST · by b4its2late · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/2015 | Eric Owens
    The chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA has penned a 2,023-word manifesto making the critical point that American Communists are eager to work with the Democratic Party to advance the modern communist agenda and achieve communist goals. Communist Party chairman John Bachtell published his essay last week at Peoples World, a daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the Daily Worker. [L]abor and other key social forces are not about to leave the Democratic Party anytime soon, Bachtell promised. They still see Democrats as the most realistic electoral vehicle...
  • Liberal Infighting: Elizabeth Warren-Supporting Group Attacks Rahm Emanuel

    01/27/2015 6:09:46 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Jan 2015 | Caroline May
    One of the left-wing groups pushing for an Elizabeth Warren presidency is no fan of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Democracy for America (DFA) announced this week that it will be supporting seven progressive Chicago Aldermen that the group says Emanuel, President Obamas former White House chief of staff, has attacked. The DFAs effort highlights the ever-more apparent rift in the Democratic Party between the progressive so-called Warren-wing of the party and more establishment Democrats.
  • Complications in SF 'Shrimp Boy' Prosecution (RAT Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    05/11/2014 3:55:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 5/09/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Accused Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has refused to sign on to a protective order that will allow defense attorneys to receive evidence from federal prosecutors, including audio recordings and video surveillance, from a five-year undercover investigation that led to his arrest, and the arrest of 26 others in March. Attorneys for the federal government on Thursday filed a motion to compel Chow to cooperate, noting that nearly all the other defendants have signed on, and only one other defendant has not signed because of a likely substitution of counsel in the near future. According...
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • Feds: Yee shook down NFL team, 'Shrimpboy' headed organized crime group (shoulder fired missiles)

    07/25/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/25/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** At one meeting with an undercover FBI agent, Jackson allegedly told Yee that the agent knew the owner of an NFL team. Yee then told the agent about a pending law that would limit NFL players from filing workers' compensation claims in the state if they played for out of state teams. Yee told the agent that he should "convey this information to the owner of the NFL team" with an offer of help from Yee. Asked about the cost of such a vote, Yee reportedly said, "Oh no...we gotta drag it out, man. We gotta juice this thing."...
  • Suge Knight, Too $hort, Katt Williams Make a Cameo in Sen. Yee Corruption Trial (RAT missiles)

    10/22/2014 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 10/22/14 | Max A. Cherney
    Perhaps the last trio you'd expect to see mentioned in the State Sen. Leland Yee corruption trial is comedian Katt Williams, rapper Too $hort, and hip-hop mogul Suge Knight. Strangely enough, recent court documents reveal some interesting details and even more curious connections between some of the defendants in the Yee case and the three famous guys mentioned above. For starters, Keith Jackson the former school board member who who got tangled up in the corruption case when he allegedly helped Yee obtain campaign donations in excess of the legal limits was heard on wire taps bragging to...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • DoJ silences Obama associate Daniel S. Mahru with his freedom

    09/20/2012 4:20:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Illinois PayToPlay ^ | 9/20/12 | Ernie Souchak, Editor-in-Chief
    Illinoispaytoplay.com (IP2P) has learned that Daniel S. Mahru, former business partner of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, made a deal with the Department of Justice (DoJ) for his silence. IP2P is the first to report that on, October 4 2012, Daniel S. Mahru will receive probation at his sentencing hearing. IP2P has also learned that this is being done to insure Mahru will not speak of crimes, of which he has knowledge, that implicate Barack Obama, Valarie Jarrett, Allison Davis, Tony Rezko and others. (Remember Tony recently saying he committed crimes for which Fitzgerald did not charge him.) IP2P is also investigating...