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  • War in the Gender Gap Evaporates

    09/26/2014 7:13:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    The phony "war against women" has taken a strange and unexpected turn. Republican candidates are promoting expanded access to birth control, with contraceptives available over the counter. Democrats in varying shades of blue dismiss something they've always wanted as mere Republican politics. You would think Democrats would be grateful for enhanced access for women, a dream come true. This is the catch 22 of the 2014 campaign. Democrats and Planned Parenthood are obviously afraid that if Republicans get credit for this pip of an idea, they'll fall into the diminishing gender gap and never be heard again. The latest polls...
  • Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans

    09/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | posted at 11:21 am on September 19, 2014 by Allahpundit
    Via NRO, nothing says “slow news Friday” like a lazy post devoted to half-assed speculation. On the one hand, he’s an old Democrat with friends in the Democratic establishment. He might conceivably have heard something from a friend who’s heard something from someone who’s in a position to know. On the other hand, I haven’t seen a single other liberal in media anywhere say anything about an October surprise. What’s most likely? That Bob Beckel, Fox News liberal, is somehow more tapped in to the White House than MSNBC? That lots of other lefties in media know what he’s talking...
  • After Blasting McConnell For Retuning To DC, Grimes Heads To Fundraiser...In DC

    09/09/2014 3:35:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, blasted him for returning to work in Washington D.C. Grimes is starting to fall behind in the polls, with the New York Times basically saying that McConnell’s re-election is the most probable outcome come Election Day. Nevertheless, it’s beyond desperate that Grimes is attacking McConnell, who is part of the GOP leadership (he sort of has to come back), for returning to D.C. to work, while she also heads off to raise money…in D.C. The new web ad blasting McConnell for doing his job labeled the Senate Minority Leader as scandal-ridden, which alludes to...
  • Governor's Debate: Jesuit Prince vs. Hindu Upstart

    09/07/2014 7:56:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    It was not until Thursday night's debate in Sacramento between Gov. Jerry Brown and his GOP rival Neel Kashkari that I realized what a gift the challenger has given the Republican Party. Up until then, he hadn't impressed me much. Had Assemblyman Tim Donnelly won the runoff, he likely would have delivered some bon mots on illegal immigrants that would have dominated debate coverage and sent the rest of the party into a defensive crouch. If Kashkari had amassed the type of country-sized fortune as 2010 GOP nominee Meg Whitman, he likely would have waged a big-money campaign that would...
  • Begich Campaign Seems Unrepentant Over 'Inflammatory' Ad

    09/06/2014 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Is Alaskan Sen. Mark Begich sorry for his pants on fire ad against Republican Dan Sullivan? Apparently, hes not. The ad insinuated that Dan Sullivan, who at the time was Alaskas Attorney General, shares some of the blame in a brutal 2013 murder, where an elderly couple was killed, along with the sexual assault of their 2-year-old granddaughter and the girls 91-year-old great-grandmother. Where was Sullivan at fault? He gave out light sentences to sex offenders, one of which committed the horrific crime. The ad was pulled after the victims family voiced their outrage at not being consulted. Additionally, the...
  • In Alaska And Texas, Democrats Struggle To Pin Their Willie Horton Ads On Republicans

    09/03/2014 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    In 1988, Republicans slammed Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis over Willie Horton, a convicted murderer who attacked a man and sexually assaulted a woman compliments of Massachusetts weekend furlough program. This was used to paint Dukakis as soft on crime. Willie Horton 1988 Attack AdIt was a particularly nasty ad (I mean that in a good way)and Democrats seem to be trying to do the same thing to Republicans in some of the 2014 elections. Trying to spin legal decisions in a way that portrays them as incompetent, soft on crime, and, at times; engaging in a war on women....
  • Hamptons Residents Shocked After Finding Ku Klux Klan Pamphlets (Long Island NY)

    08/30/2014 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | August 26, 2014 6:34 PM
    Some homeowners in the Hamptons are puzzled and angry after finding recruitment pamphlets for the Ku Klux Klan at their homes. As CBS 2s Jennifer McLogan reported Tuesday, Fernando Alvarez said he found the fliers under his Hampton Bays door. His family was left wondering if they were targets of the hate group, or if the leafleting was random. We were really shocked that in this area we can have KKK, Alvarez said. [] The Loyal White Knights, a KKK branch based in the South, referred CBS 2 to its grand dragon, Robert Jones. He said he is unaware...
  • Democrat Amnesty Strategy: Shutdown!

    08/28/2014 7:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Democrats have concocted a strategy to save the Senate, and that is to have Obama do his executive order on immigration and amnesty-ize five million of 'em, six million of 'em. Luis Gutierrez is now backing off just a little bit on when Obama's gonna do this and just how extensively Obama's gonna do it. We have tape. He was on with Cavuto yesterday. He's backing off just a little. But the Democrats are urging Obama to do this, because they know, they hope that it will goad the Republicans into what? Shutting down the government....
  • Asian-Bashing Dems and Doormat Minorities Who Enable Them

    08/27/2014 3:15:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Harry Reid is a bigoted Beltway corruptocrat with an interminable case of diarrhea of the mouth. The feeble-minded coot stuck his foot in that mess of a mouth again last week at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce. But as mortifying as the Senate Majority Leader is, there's an even worse spectacle: Asian-American liberals who keep giving top Democrats and their partisan operatives blanket passes. Reid clumsily offered his assessment of the success and intelligence of business leaders of Asian descent at the gathering. "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us...
  • Should The U.S. Declare War On ISIS?

    08/23/2014 5:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    If there’s one thing that will generate bipartisan consensus on the Hill, it’s that the United States needs to get serious about confronting the Islamic State (ISIS) militarily. The National Journal recently posted a piece by James Kitfield, a senior fellow at Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, argued that it’s time the U.S. declares war on the Islamic State–and have a debate on the U.S. interests at stake: Washington is overdue for a serious debate about what U.S. national interests are threatened by the Iraq crisis. … Most importantly, ISIS today represents a direct and growing threat...
  • Losing a Sense of Community

    08/22/2014 4:44:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    There is a lot of anger in Ferguson, Missouri, and much of it understandable. But there is also a lot of spectacle and drama. "Ferguson" has become a rallying cry for hucksters, a ratings point for the media, and a point of argument for friends on social media. What Ferguson really is, is a deeply wounded city in Missouri. Its citizens are divided; its trust in authority is collapsed; it has one less 18-year-old and an injured policeman. There are no winners in Ferguson, just a lot of tears and heartache. Most Americans tend to trust and support their police....
  • RickPAC Sets 'Record Straight' On Bogus Abuse Of Power Indictment

    08/20/2014 3:30:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    It’s no holds barred in RickPac’s latest video, which continues to eviscerate the legitimacy of the abuse of power indictment made against Gov. Rick Perry over a budget veto within the Travis County District Attorney’s office. Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested for drunk driving; she refused to resign, and Gov. Perry vetoed her Public Integrity Unit. And that’s how this whole circus began. Setting the Record StraightAs Dan noted earlier today, the New York Times labeled the indictment "overzealous:"  Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is one of the least thoughtful and most damaging state leaders in America,...
  • Ridiculous: Dems Doing Really Well In Montana, Will Hold Senate Majority

    08/19/2014 12:29:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is simply living in an alternate universe. While yelling into the clouds over the Koch Brothers’ evil plot to destroy America, he said today that Democrats “are doing really well in Montana.” And is optimistic that they'll maintain control of the Senate (via the Hill): Reid predicted Democrats would lose a seat in South Dakota, but was optimistic about Montana despite Sen. John Walsh's (D-Mt.) recent decision to drop out of the race after a plagiarism scandal. We are doing really well in Montana," Reid told reporters on Monday. … If the election were held today, we'd...
  • Rick Perry Indictment is Another Case of the Democrat Party Criminalizing Opposition

    08/18/2014 4:17:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mr. Snerdley walked in and said, "Boy, this thing with Rick Perry, can you believe what a farce?" It's not a farce, folks. Now, I'm not gonna be getting to Rick Perry right off the bat here, but I wanted to mention something about it to get it on the table. It's not a farce. It isn't a joke. Sadly, it's not even a laughing matter. This is dead serious. Not that he's done anything wrong. What's dead serious about this is the Democrat Party and their ongoing effort to criminalize political differences or opposition. All the...
  • Natalie Tennant's Pro-Obama Past Comes To Haunt Her In West Virginia Race

    08/09/2014 4:46:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Democrats from red states are feeling the heat. Their constituents dont like Obama, or his polices, and they have to somehow convince them that theyll be somewhat independent when it comes to fighting for their interests. Natalie Tennant, the Democratic candidate in West Virginias Senate race, is trying to disseminate that message of independene with this ad rebuking Obamas energy policy. It was released at the end of July. She says that shell protect coal jobs in West Virginia and stand up to leaders of both parties who threaten our way of life. She then proceeds to turn off...
  • Democrats Fudge Truth about Subsidies on Health Care Exchanges

    08/03/2014 8:41:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Some people want you to suspend your imagination and your memory regarding what the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) actually states in terms of who can receive subsidies for their health insurance. Of course, as usual, when you have right on your side, truth does not matter. But we will explain why the subsidies disbursed from the federal exchange fails the test of what is right. As you know by now, there were two rulings issued in a Court of Appeals that were diametrically opposed to each other. The issue revolves around whether the federal exchange (operating in 36 states)...
  • Democrats' Impeachment Fixation

    07/30/2014 4:58:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me. The House minority leader went on to explain that "for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president." And, "Today: the White House alerted us that they believe 'Speaker Boehner ... has opened the door to impeachment.' "What Republicans are doing to President Obama is historic -- and offensive," she wrote. And then, in a bright bold red text that can't be done justice in black and white, she chided me, "With everything happening right now, I'm...
  • Hoodwinking Voters and Empowering Politicians

    07/13/2014 6:17:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    "Political language, warned George Orwell, is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. Politicians understand that words matter and can be used to trick people. Which is why they can hardly be trusted to express themselves candidly in their own campaigns or, heaven forbid, write ballot titles for important measures upon which citizens will vote. Earlier this year, citizens in Phoenix, Arizona, gathered more than 50,000 voter signatures to put an initiative on the ballot to reform their public employee pension system. The initiative moves new...
  • Detroit Retirees Asked to Pay for Decades of Democrat Government

    07/08/2014 5:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Retired city workers in the Liberal Utopia of Detroit are being asked whether or not they want the city to exit bankruptcy, by slashing retirement pensions and cost of living adjustments. Officials are urging retirees to agree to a 4.5 percent cut in pension payouts, and an end to COLA. Unsurprisingly, some former city workers are less than thrilled by the idea of taking a pay-cut in an attempt to lessen the citys debt obligation. Now, I understand the retirement pension of an average city worker is not amazingly lush in the city of Detroit; but (and this is...
  • After Hobby Lobby, Democrats Seek To Alter Bipartisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    07/06/2014 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    After the Supreme Court handed down a defeat for supporters of the contraceptive mandate, which gave religious exemptions to for-profit, closely-held corporations; Democrats are moving to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). When it was passed in 1993, the bill almost had unanimous support; three votes were against it in the Senate. It seems that our more left-leaning members on the Hill seem to think that RFRA is being used haphazardly to benefit conservatives. As Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View wrote yesterday, RFRA isnt a blank check:
  • The Wrong Type of Values

    07/04/2014 4:17:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    When the rights of individuals clash, both sides should be willing to step back and recognize that both have rights. When in conflict, neither side is truly winning nor losing. Each gets their rights and can disagree. But the political left in America has decided its rights and values are the only acceptable ones in our republic. That they lost in the Supreme Court this past week has sent liberals in America on a weeklong hysterical binge of fact distortion and fabrication. Last Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby's owners do not have to provide four...
  • Democrats Don't Debate; They Distort

    06/24/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Among Republicans, the debate over America's proper world role is vigorous. Sen. Rand Paul blames the current disarray in Iraq on George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. "Were they right in their predictions? Were there weapons of mass destruction there? Was the war won in 2005, when many of those people said it was won?" Cheney, civil but direct, defends his decisions and warns that Paul's "isolationism" is unwise. "He doesn't believe we ought to be involved in that part of the world. That didn't work in the 1930s, it sure as heck won't work in the aftermath of 9/11."...
  • Its About to Get Worse for Democrats, A Lot Worse

    05/31/2014 5:24:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | John Ransom
    Medical research has indicated that people like schizophrenics, or people suffering from mania, cannot distinguish between voices outside of themselves and the self-talk that goes inside their head. Its just a simple biologic matter of that particular brain not being able to make that distinction. Democrats have that same problem. And heres why: the only voices that are truly outside Democrats heads are voices from the opposition that they pay no attention to. Criticism to Democrats is like a dog whistle. They just cant hear that frequency. The media, the bureaucracy, the economists, the government funded nongovernmental organizations and...
  • Harry Reid Vilifies Kochs, Celebrates Steyer at Nonpartisan Event

    05/21/2014 1:14:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 21, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Critics say screening of anti-Koch film in Capitol is ethically problematicA Tuesday event in the Capitol complex that vilified Republican political donors and celebrated Democratic ones was not partisan in nature, insisted top Democratic leaders who hosted the event in the face of numerous allegations of ethical breaches on their part.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) both said that those allegations underscored the point of the event: that “the Koch Brothers” dictate the agenda of the Republican Party.The event showcased a new film by left-wing videomaker Robert Greenwald, who screened clips...
  • Michelle Nunn Gives Her Best Non-Answer Answer to Obamacare Question

    05/21/2014 8:41:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    It was nearly two minutes of babbling double-speak and nonsensical platitudes. And, strangely, these confoundingly evasive words did not come from our beloved Nancy Pelosi, or that Democratic Gem Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. When NBC correspondent Kasie Hunt asked the Georgia Democrat Senate hopeful, Michelle Nunn, whether or not she would have voted for the Affordable Care Act, verbal chaos ensued. At the time the Affordable Health Care Act was passed, I was, uh, working for Points of Light, so, I think its hard to go backto look back retrospectively, but when I look at it, I think about what do we...
  • Operation Enduring Handout

    05/17/2014 5:32:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2014 | Diana West
    John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), may have taken Uncle Sam and shaken him by the lapels this week, but the media missed it. Americans, however, need to hear how Sopko, in an address at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., laid out why Afghanistan remains "relevant" -- and a cause for outrage -- for every U.S. taxpayer and policymaker. In short, Afghanistan is on life support, and Joe Citizen is its permanent IV. From your pockets, Uncle Sam has taken $103 billion to build Afghanistan -- so far. By the way, that...
  • MSNBCs Hayes: Some Conservative Beliefs Should Disqualify People From Public Office

    05/14/2014 6:00:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 14, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    On Tuesdays All In, host Chris Hayes and his guests tackled a chilling and politically loaded subject: which beliefs should disqualify someone from holding public office. Among other things, the group decided that global warming denialism, opposition to same-sex marriage, and opposition to a robust Voting Rights Act should put a politician outside the mainstream and ruin their chances of holding public office. Hayes seemed excited that politicians might be branded with a figurative scarlet letter for holding beliefs that run counter to his own far-left vision. In fact, he claimed the act of disqualification based on certain beliefs is...
  • Democrats and Republicans Talking Past the Voters

    05/13/2014 12:29:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | Mona Charen
    It's a cliche to say that Washington, D.C., is "out of touch" with voters, but there's something to it. Arguably, in 2012, the Republican Party seemed focused on a subject -- debt -- that wasn't a high priority for average Americans. Sincere Republicans (including this columnist) believe it should be. Nations that cannot pay their bills eventually fall into decline, hardship and worse when governments resort to inflation to pay off their debts. It's easier to make small adjustments now than to endure wrenching hardships later. But the voters remain to be convinced. The Democratic Party today is similarly situated...
  • 7 Filthy Rich Liberals Railing Against 'The Rich' In Quotes

    05/13/2014 4:19:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | John Hawkins
    One of the biggest myths in politics is that Republicans are the "party of the rich." If only....then the rich might be voting for us and pouring massive money into the Republican Party. But, but, but...KOCH BROTHERS! Yes, the evil, terrible, awful Koch Brothers who live in Harry Reid's head for free and eat the dreams of Occupy protesters. In actuality, those guys are only the 59th biggest donors in American politics. Just the six biggest union donors in American politics combined give 15 times more money than the Koch brothers have and, of course, that money went almost...
  • Chris Matthews, Guest Mangle Boko Haram Issue Into Racial Jab at GOP

    05/10/2014 2:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 10, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    Chris Matthews mocked Republicans on Friday's Hardball over their hawkish stance towards Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that recently kidnapped hundreds of girls. Matthews made a thinly-veiled racial attack on the GOP during a panel discussion on the terrorist organization: " By the way, when did the Republican Party take this keen interest in Africa? I may have missed that one."
  • Pelosi: We Won't Be Sending Democrats to Benghazi Select Committee Because Fairness

    05/09/2014 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner this afternoon saying she would not be sending any Democrats to sit on the Benghazi select committee because it "isn't fair," or something. More from the Washington Examiner: Democrats say they are concerned it will not allow their party to participate fairly in the investigation, which will involve subpoenas and viewing of classified materials related to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. According to a Democratic leadership aide, Pelosi rejects a rule that will not prevent chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., from issuing unilateral subpoenas...
  • Where Are the Freedom-Loving Democrats? Why the Silence?

    05/09/2014 7:11:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Are we moving toward an America in which only one worldview is socially -- and, God forbid, legally -- acceptable? Are the proponents of "tolerance" truly as intolerant and tyrannical as they seem to be? It's not just the political and cultural left's increasingly totalitarian mindset in demanding that only its views be permitted that bothers me; it's that more and more people aligned with the left politically, i.e., rank-and-file Democrats, are outright supporting this trend or willingly looking the other way. This is Barack Obama's America. He has established a climate wherein dissent from his and the left's "values"...
  • Why do Obama and Clinton (but no Republicans) Eulogize Gabriel Garcia-Marquez?

    05/03/2014 7:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    The eulogies to Nobel-winning author Gabriel Garcia-Marquez upon his recent death make two points official: 1.) No amount of moral and intellectual wretchedness will earn an artist even the mildest rebuke from most of his professional peers and their related institutionsso long as the wretch hires himself out to communists. 2.) The masochism (to sidestep more McCarthyite terms) of Democratic U.S. Presidents is boundless. Not that the media eulogies sidestep Garcia-Marquez politics. Most are quite upfront about it. Lets take the one run by The New York Times as emblematic: Like many Latin American intellectuals and artists, Mr. Garca Mrquez...
  • The Bystander Presidency Still Running On Empty

    04/23/2014 8:58:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has officially entered the twilight zone, searching in vain for a new focus in its remaining two and a half years. President Obama has been trying to look busy in recent weeks, giving speeches to rally his dispirited party as he voices new fears that Democrats will not turn out to vote in the midterm congressional elections in November. Apparently, many of them won't. "Our voters... get excited about general elections," he said at a recent Democratic fundraiser in Houston. "They don't get excited about midterm elections." The Washington news media is worried about it,...
  • President Hope Abandons It

    04/20/2014 7:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Six years ago, then-candidate Obama was encased in sophisticated artwork that conveyed his campaign message of Hope and Change. Leading up to the 2014 elections he may have not abandoned change, but he certainly has abandoned hope as his guiding principle to help maintain the U.S. Senate in the hands of The Undertaker and his fellow Democrats. Faced with a fusillade of political analysis from left, right, and center, forecasting anywhere from a drubbing to an unmitigated disaster for Democratic candidates in November, Obama and his team had to develop a plan of action. Led by John Podesta (we dont...
  • Why Conservatives Win Elections and Lose the War

    04/16/2014 7:24:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama triumphantly announced that 7.1 million Americans had selected a health insurance plan through Obamacare. In doing so, he nastily labeled his political opposition uncaring and unfeeling. "Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance?" Obama asked. "Why are they so mad about the idea of people having health insurance?" That night, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert sat behind his desk at "The Colbert Report," playing his version of a conservative: vicious, mean and cruel. "I wish I could come to you with some good news, but the worst...
  • New Democratic midterm strategy: Attack the GOP over personhood bills

    04/15/2014 5:04:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Some righties are laughing about this on Twitter (Democrats against … personhood?), and granted, it’s a transparently desperate shiny-object attempt to change the subject from O-Care and the economy. But strategically it’s not half-bad, a decent play from a weak hand. They already owe not one but two of their swing-state Senate seats, in Missouri and Indiana, to Republican gaffes involving conception and rape. Go figure that they’d turn to conception again to try to minimize what looks like heavy losses in the Senate. The issue isn’t being discussed at all by Washington prognosticators these days. But you can bet...
  • Harry Reid The Democrats Democrat

    04/10/2014 4:43:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Money causes corruption in politics the way guns cause crime and cake causes obesity. Money isnt corrupt, its just money; politicians taking money in exchange for favors is corrupt. Rewarding donors for their support is corrupt: See Solyndra for an example. But Democrats, the political party that raised and spent a billion dollars in the last two presidential elections, want people to think that two brothers, Charles and David Koch, are attempting to buy Congress. Sadly, with the media on their side and their voters serial incuriosity on matters of truth, many believe it. No one has been more vocal...
  • Real Women Vote Democrat, or Do They?

    04/04/2014 6:21:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Mona Charen
    "The conservative minds of the Heritage Foundation have found a way for Republicans to shrink the gender gap: They need to persuade more women to get their MRS degrees." So wrote the Washington Post's Dana Milbank about a panel that featured Mollie Hemingway, Karin Agness and yours truly. It was so nice of Milbank to attend -- a shame that his mind was so clenched shut that he could hear only what his prejudices led him to expect, rather than what we actually said. Hate to interrupt a good sneer, but the panel wasn't about the gender gap; it was...
  • Pushing Back Against PARCC/Achieve Inc. Lobbyists

    04/04/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Attention, class: A Common Core mouthpiece wants to rap my knuckles with his Gates Foundation-funded ruler. In response to my column two weeks ago about the marketing overlords pushing the Fed Ed racket, Chad Colby of Achieve Inc. demanded corrections. Let's go to school. "I wanted to take a moment to highlight two points that were incorrect regarding Achieve," Colby complained. "Contrary to Ms. Malkin's assertion, Achieve employs no lobbyists and we never have." No? Never? Someone didn't do his homework. Mr. Colby, meet Patricia Sullivan. She's the founding executive director of Achieve and a career lobbyist who has bounced...
  • The Latino Media Need Balance

    04/03/2014 12:56:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Our English-speaking media were very clear after the 2012 election that the Republican Party was demographically doomed, since all the voters "of color" were shifting toward President Barack Obama and the Democrats. They echoed the mantra of GOP moderates, stating the only way to political viability was through "comprehensive immigration reform." What these analysts did not do was explore the messaging Hispanic voters are getting from Spanish-language media. Has the conservative message been rejected by Spanish-language voters -- or is something being kept from them? We've seen a disturbing set of reports on how hand in glove these Spanish networks...
  • Time to Break Out the RICO Statute and Break Up the Democrats

    03/27/2014 8:59:11 PM PDT · by gasport · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 27, 2014 | Michael Walsh
    In other words, stop thinking of the Democratic Party as merely a political party, because its much more than that. Were not just the party of slavery, segregation, secularism, and sedition. Not just the party of Aaron Burr, Boss Tweed, Richard J. Croker, Bull Connor, Chris Dodd, Richard Daley, Bill Ayers, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and Emperor Barack Hussein Obama II. Not just the party of Kendall Agent 202 Myers, the State Department official recruited as a Cuban spy along with his wife during the Carter administration. Rather, think of the Democratic Party as what it really is: a criminal...
  • Make Democrats Pay for Obamacare and Obamanomics

    03/18/2014 10:35:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    My humble advice to the GOP: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Don't fail to grasp the significance of the Florida election. Make Democrats pay for their president and their shared agenda. Don't listen to any in the liberal media, the Democratic Party spin machine or any establishment Republican types who tell you Obama didn't get his metaphorical head handed to him in the Florida special election for a House seat last week. Ignore those who tell you that you can't tie this anchor around Democratic candidates who either supported Obamacare when it was being pushed or defiantly...
  • Democrats Face their "Sinkhole"

    03/13/2014 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Matt Towery
    Alex Sink was the dream candidate for Democrats in a special Congressional election set in a swing district in Florida. Sink had served as the state's CFO and ran a very respectable race as the Democratic nominee for governor just four years ago. Her opponent was a former lobbyist whose campaign encountered numerous bumps along the way. Many a political pundit had handicapped the race as close, but likely to go to Ms. Sink. But a funny thing happened on the way to her possible victory. Ms. Sink, in a state known for its sinkholes that often appear out of...
  • 2013 Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities All Run By Democrats

    03/12/2014 1:20:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The FBI recently released 2013's top 10 most dangerous cities and surprise! They're all run by Democrats. Patriot Nation News breaks down the cities and their Democratic mayors: Camden, NJ Mayor Dana Redd, Democrat Flint MI Mayor Dayne Walling, Democrat Detroit MI Mayor Dave Bing/Mike Duggan, Democrat(s) Oakland, CA Mayor Jean Quan, Democrat St. Louis, MO Mayor Francis Slay, Democrat Cleveland, OH Mayor Frank Jackson, Democrat Gary, IN Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Democrat Newark NJ Mayor Corey Booker/Luis Quintana, Democrat(s) Bridgeport, CT Mayor Bill Finch, Democrat Birmingham, AL Mayor William A. Bell,...
  • Democrats, How Much Will You Take?

    03/02/2014 12:00:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    We are all guilty of providing a wide leeway to a politician that we favor. If the politician is someone we support, we restrain ourselves when something becomes public that would have us in a tizzy if done by someone with whom we dislike politically. That is referred to as cutting someone some slack. But there is a limit for everyone like there was for Anthony Weiner or Larry Craig. When will the grownups in the Democratic Party say enough is enough with Barack Obama? We know that he is your guy. We also know that after 2010 there are...
  • Could NY-23 Dem candiate have (gasp) lied about GOP cyberattack?

    03/01/2014 7:24:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is actually an update to a story which first broke last October and it takes place in upstate New York’s 23rd congressional district, currently represented by Republican Tom Reed. Democrat hopeful Martha Robertson is seeking to unseat Reed and has run into some tough sledding in terms of attracting donors and broad support. But last fall she appeared to have hit upon an idea to generate some sympathy (and cash) when she sent out the following fundraising e-mail. (Revealed by Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection.) Clearly that’s a pretty serious charge, and if either the Reed campaign or the...
  • Aloha Deniers! Obamacare Costs Hawaii $27,906 Per Enrollee So Far

    02/27/2014 4:59:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | John Ransom
    The Los Angeles Times details how despite high hopes Obamacare deniers had for welfare-friendly Hawaii, thus far only 4,300 people have enrolled in Obamas home state. Thats $27,906 per enrollee. Aloha! Which, fittingly, in can be translated in English to mean "hello" and "goodbye." And of course, 4,300 is not the number of insured people-- those who have paid for an Obamacare policy-- just the numbers of people who have completed applications. And I suspect I know what SEIU employees have been doing in their free time. Aaaand So do you. I think the same people who filled out...
  • Barack Obamas Tale of Two Americas

    02/13/2014 12:02:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Peter Morici
    President Obama is dividing America into two nationsone rich, the other increasingly poor with both more likely to elect Democrats. In fairness, Obama inherited an economy not performing well even before the financial crisis. His recovery has managed only 2.4 percent growth; however, George Bushs expansion accomplished about the same and then collapsed. Since Bush took office, the U.S. economy has created only 4.7 million jobsabout 30,000 a month and less than one-fourth of those needed to keep pace with population growth. Technology is important. The digital revolution and the consolidation of news and entertainment into the internet, cable,...
  • An End to Fair Elections

    02/13/2014 10:31:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    The Obama administration and New York's senior senator , Democrat Chuck Schumer, are conspiring to muzzle critics of the Democratic Party before this fall's midterm elections. Literally to outlaw free speech. They are rushing through a change in IRS regulations that would prevent Tea Party organizations and other not-for-profits called 501c4s from engaging in customary pre-election activities such as get-out-the vote drives, debates and forums, and brochures rating the candidates. The regulation would even prohibit these groups from criticizing incumbent office-holders within 60 days of a general election .. This regulation would destroy fair elections. It would silence 501c4s, many...