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  • Voting for Hillary? It could be that you are just suffering from low testosterone.

    04/26/2016 5:22:35 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 8 replies
    (Vanity) | 26 April 2016 | areukiddingme1
    <p>I have talked to a lot of friends of mine and their friends, most retired military and almost all of the men say that there is NO "F'n" way they could ever vote for Hillary. The FEW men I have encountered that say they are voting for Hillary are not what I would consider someone that I would want to have my back if the fhit ever hit the san. Most of these guys have no clue which end is the working end of a hammer.</p>
  • Will email scandal leave Hillary 'in handcuffs'?

    04/08/2016 8:22:37 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    Today News ^ | 3 hours ago | Eun Kyung Kim
    Even while embroiled in a series of heated exchanges with the main rival in her own party, Hillary Clinton said she found the tenor of the Republican candidates' words to be "deeply distressing." "In my analysis, and I think it's fair, Donald Trump agrees with Republicans on many of the hot button issues," she told TODAY's Matt Lauer in a sit-down interview that aired Friday. "What he said about abortion, for example, his absolute insulting action toward immigrants, calling them rapists and criminals, he is expressing, maybe in more colorful language, what Republicans believe."
  • OMG: Dinesh D’Souza’s trailer for ‘Hillary’s America’ is simply astonishing

    03/09/2016 8:51:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/09/16 | Herman Cain
    Stealing America: What motivates Hillary to seek power, but what has motivated the Democratic Party throughout its entire history Dinesh D’Souza is a man who has paid a heavy price for his political activism, yet it has not slowed him down in the slightest. And now, as America stands at risk of seeing Hillary Clinton assume the power of the presidency, D’Souza is back to remind us not only of what motivates Hillary to seek power, but what has motivated the Democratic Party throughout its entire history. The trailer for his new film is astonishing. Take a look:
  • Bernie Sanders's New Hampshire victory speech: Terrifying

    02/10/2016 6:21:04 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/10/2016 | Michael Filozof
    ...Bernie's speech was delivered with profound sincerity and conviction, and his supporters were wildly enthusiastic. His delivery was excellent. It was the content I found to be not just troubling, but frightening. I've never in my life heard such unapologetic, full-throated socialism in American politics. Sanders is the real deal. He's so left-wing he practically makes Obama look like the chairman of the Republican National Committee. At least Obama felt compelled to lie about the true extent of his leftism. Sanders doesn't - and he isn't kidding around. This is damn near Clement Attlee and Fabian socialist-type stuff. True, he's...
  • ABC’s WNT Hypes Old Ted Cruz Video; Still Yet to Cover Hillary E-Mail Developments

    01/25/2016 8:29:03 AM PST · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | January 25, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    Instead of covering any of the developments that have boiled to the surfice since Tuesday concerning Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, ABC’s World News Tonight spent a portion of its 2016 report on Sunday dithering over recently-posted video of a young Ted Cruz telling the camera that he’s wishing for growing up to have “world domination.” Campaign correspondent and Saturday anchor Cecilia Vega explained about just past halfway through her report that “Cruz's younger personality on full display in this new clip posted on YouTube” that actually came out on Saturay in which the 18-year-old Cruz joked about his future aspirations.
  • Brzezinski Mocks DNC For Manipulating Debate Process For Hillary As Bernie Surges: (Shortened)

    01/20/2016 7:26:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, co-host Mika Brzezinski mocked the Democratic National Committee led by chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) for how the organization has handled the debate process.
  • Streisand: Trump Presidency ‘Terrifyingly Scary’

    11/27/2015 10:50:22 AM PST · by Cheerio · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, singer-actress Barbra Streisand weighed in on the possibility of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both the front-runners in their respective political parties, facing off in next year’s presidential election. Streisand told ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl that she was supporting Clinton and described a Trump presidency as “terrifyingly scary.” Exchange as follows:
  • Voters would show up if Trump is on 2016 ballot

    11/27/2015 6:08:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 68 replies
    CNBC ^ | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 10:39 AM ET | Eric Chemi | Mark Fahey
    If Donald Trump were the GOP nominee, he would cause the highest voter turnout, relative to any other Republican hopeful. John Kasich, on the other hand, would keep people at home. No matter what party affiliation you consider, Trump brings them out. Republicans, Democrats and independents are all most likely to show up if Trump is on the ballot. (In our analysis, we assumed a constant variable: the Democrats nominating Hillary Clinton.) Not only do they show up to vote, but they vote for Trump. He's got the highest percentage of voters - across both parties and independents.
  • Why Millionaires Like Hillary Clinton: Here's why the Democrats are the Real Party of the Rich

    11/10/2015 8:40:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/10/2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    Photo courtesy AP Images Hillary Clinton has one key part of the electorate already in the tank for her candidacy — millionaires and CEOs. In Congress, Democrats represent the richest and most unequal districts in America. While liberal pundits attack the GOP as the party of the rich, the real plutocrats are on the other side of the aisle.How can this be? The Democrats rail against the abuses of the "one percent" and run on a platform of reducing income inequality, but the rich continue to support them. Liberals attack unregulated markets, call for unrealistic "green energy" proposals, and...
  • Democrats are in denial. Their party is actually in deep trouble.

    10/19/2015 8:41:19 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/19 | Matthew Yglesias
    Yes, Barack Obama is taking a victory lap in his seventh year in office. Yes, Republicans can't find a credible candidate to so much as run for speaker of the House. Yes, the GOP presidential field is led by a megalomaniacal reality TV star. All this is true — but rather than lay the foundation for enduring Democratic success, all it's done is breed a wrongheaded atmosphere of complacence.
  • Ratings: CNN Dem Debate Down -42% Over GOP Debate

    10/14/2015 12:49:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | John Nolte
    During what will almost certainly be a change election year, the ratings from CNN’s Tuesday night debate show that the 2016 energy, passion and interest resides primarily on the Republican side. A total of just 15.3 million viewers tuned into last night’s Democrat debate compared to the 24 million who tuned into the first Republican debate that aired on Fox News in August. That’s a -42% drop.
  • THIEVES, LIARS AND IDIOTS: THE TWO HOUR DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

    10/14/2015 3:45:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    “A little bit of this town goes a very long way,” Hunter S. Thompson said. “After five days in Vegas you feel like you've been here for five years.”
  • Gut Check: 10 Predictions For The Democrat Debate Tonight

    10/13/2015 10:10:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Greg Gutfield
    1. HILLARY WILL INITIALLY LAUGH LIKE A DRUNKEN FAIRGROUND HARLEQUIN But it will be followed by an awkward silence, then she will address the moderator with a canned statement, and the world yawns. It won’t work, for anyone.
  • Sanders: Trump Appealing To "Nativism, Anger And Racism"

    10/11/2015 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is appealing to “nativism,” and a “certain type of anger” in a “racist way.”
  • Where are the Dems' debates?

    09/26/2015 2:25:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    **SNIP** The first of four Democratic debates before voting begins will not take place until mid-October - and three of them are on weekends. If the Democratic Party were trying to keep the audience to a minimum, it could hardly have drawn up a better plan. Equally troubling, candidates who participate in any debate not sanctioned by the DNC forfeit their right to join the official debates. Why would a party want to muzzle its candidates this way? It doesn't take a cynic to believe that the DNC has the Clinton's campaign's best interests in mind. Front-runners almost always prefer...
  • Liberal Virginia Governor Brings Armed Security Guard to DC For Anti-Gun Rally

    09/11/2015 7:27:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/11/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Thursday afternoon Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun advocacy group Everytown for America held a small rally in Washington D.C. in front of the Capitol Building in an effort to shame Congress into passing gun control legislation. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke at the event and brought his armed body guard with him. A few things. First off, McAuliffe's claim that people "can be armed" while we were standing on the Capitol grounds in Washington D.C. is false. It is nearly impossible for law abiding civilians to be legally armed in Washington D.C. and it is illegal for them to be armed at...
  • DEMS OFFICIALLY ENDORSE ANTI-COP BLACKLIVESMATTER MOVEMENT

    09/02/2015 3:45:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    The Democratic National Committee has officially endorsed the increasingly violent Black Lives Matter movement whose paranoid radical left-wing members accuse police nationwide of systemic anti-black racism and brutality against black suspects.
  • New CMP video: Sometimes babies just “fall out”

    09/01/2015 9:08:16 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 1, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The latest video from the Center for Medical Progress takes viewers on the inside of a tissue-procurement competition between for-profit StemExpress and not-for-profit Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), Inc. Two discussions with undercover investigators demonstrates why the relationship with StemExpress undermines Planned Parenthood’s claims that they do not profit from organ harvesting in their clinics, but it also raises a question about live births from abortions. At one point, ABR procurement manager Perrin Larton describes how some abortions from mothers produce actual births — and the implication is that the babies then become intact cadaver specimens:
  • Alex Castellanos: After Trump Loses, "There Will Be A Cleansing" in GOP

    08/18/2015 5:21:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 81 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Purple Strategies Chairman and Founding Partner and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos criticized GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration plan and said that after Trump loses in the primary “there will be a cleansing that’ll go on” in the GOP on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360.”
  • Our Secularist Democratic Party (Long, Important Analysis)

    01/09/2003 11:26:12 AM PST · by CatoRenasci · 23 replies · 2,432+ views
    The Public Interest ^ | Fall 2002 | Louis Bolce & Gerald De Maio
    Our Secularist Democratic Party By Louis Bolce & Gerald De Maio Anyone who has followed American politics over the past decade cannot help but feel some concern about the supposed fundamentalist Christian threat to democratic civility, pluralism, and tolerance. At the very least, the attentive citizen would find it hard not to regard the cultural and political positions of fundamentalists as outside the mainstream, given the volume of media stories that have conveyed this point. At the same time, the media's obsession with politicized fundamentalism distracts public attention from the changing role of religion in political life today. In particular,...
  • Increasingly Divided Democrats Causing Problems for Their Party

    07/24/2015 7:55:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Michael Barone
    America's two major political parties have a difficult task: amassing a 51 percent coalition in a nation that has always been -- not just now, but from the beginning -- regionally, religiously, racially and ethnically diverse. George W. Bush's Republicans in 2006 and 2008 were not able to hold together the 51 percent coalition that re-elected him in 2004. Barack Obama's Democrats in 2014 were not able to hold together the 51 percent coalition that re-elected him in 2012. And, while the media and the voters are transfixed by the antics of Donald Trump, and speculating on possible damage to...
  • Obama administration invokes executive privilege on Benghazi probe?

    07/01/2015 8:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats have insisted that the House Select Committee on Benghazi has done nothing but rehash already-known elements of the attack on the consulate in September 2012, and intended to do nothing more than embarrass Hillary Clinton. The latest move by the Obama administration to block access to some State Department documentation undermines both claims. Byron York reports at the Washington Examiner that the State Department has withheld an undisclosed number of documents to protect “important executive branch institutional interests” — code for executive privilege:
  • FLASHBACK: When David Axelrod said he didn't know anything about Clinton's private server

    07/01/2015 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    DRUDGE Headline - Axelrod caught in new lie... Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod said in June he was unaware Hillary Clinton conducted business from a personal email server when she served as secretary of State – but a State Department document dump Tuesday evening raises questions about how much he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to know about Clinton's questionable email behavior. While it's...
  • Why there can be no coexistence with the left

    06/25/2015 8:42:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/25/2015 | Erik Rush
    Assuming they can take a break from bitterly clinging to their guns and religion for a few minutes, I’m going to set a bona fide goal for those liberty-loving Americans out there with a passion for our founding principles and the Constitution. What may surprise some in that camp is that it’s the very same goal toward which those on the political left strive. At first blush, some of these patriots – perhaps many – will find this goal rhetorically indelicate, if not undemocratic, or even (dare I say it?) – “extreme.” By the time they’re done reading this, however,...
  • Who Caused Baltimore’s Collapse?

    05/18/2015 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
    A better future for poor Americans trapped in Baltimore and across the country must start with a fact-based analysis of how we got here and who has been responsible. Fact: The last Republican city council member in Baltimore City left office in 1942. That is 73 years of solid Democrat city councils. Fact: The last Republican mayor of Baltimore City left office in 1967. That is 48 years of unbroken Democrat control of the mayor’s office. Fact: The Maryland Senate is currently 33 Democrats to 14 Republicans. Fact: The Maryland House is currently 90 Democrats to 50 Republicans. Fact: The...
  • Republicans: Dems reneged on trade deal

    05/12/2015 1:28:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-12-2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Republicans Tuesday accused Democrats of reneging on deal that would give President Obama "fast track" authority to approve trade pacts. Senate Finance panel Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Democrats broke an agreement struck in committee that Trade Promotion Authority legislation would move separately from two provisions dealing with trade enforcement and preferences. "This demand materialized last week and came from the Senate Democratic leadership, virtually all of whom oppose TPA and their president outright," Hatch said, moments after Democrats voted to block the trade bill. Democrats said Tuesday they opposed the bill because they wanted the legislation to include...
  • Centrist House Dems Don’t Sign Brief in Support of Obama Exec Amnesty

    04/07/2015 12:59:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    On Monday, 12 centrist House Democrats–including an Oregon Democrat who declared that amnesty for illegal immigrants is the new civil rights movement and will determine who controls the country for the next 30 years–refused to sign an amicus brief in support of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, revealing that voters in their districts may not be as supportive of granting amnesty to illegal immigrants as national Democrats. According to The Hill, 181 House Democrats signed the brief, which argues that “Congress has vested the Secretary of Homeland Security with broad discretion to determine how best to implement the immigration laws,...
  • <b>APRIL FOOL'S:</B> Dems want to make Spanish Arizona's official language

    04/01/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    Sensing vulnerability in the GOP’s control over state government after four rocky months under the Ducey administration, Arizona Democrats are wasting no time in trying to crank up voter turnout for 2016. And if Andy Dresden, D-Casa Grande get his way, that aggressive posture will swim in waters never before tested in Arizona, or any other state for that matter. “I am proposing a bill to make Spanish the official language of the Great State of Arizona,” said Dresden, who admitted he, himself, ‘even in a Taco Bell drive-thru,’ does not speak Spanish, “There’s a reason America has never had...
  • Levin: Remember When Congressional Dems Talked To World Leaders?

    03/10/2015 4:43:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin pointed out multiple occasions when Congressional Democrats communicated with world leaders when Republicans were in the White House on Monday.
  • Illegal Immigrants Have Right to Work in US

    03/07/2015 2:26:17 PM PST · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1.29.2015 | Larry O'Connor
    President Barack Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, believes illegal aliens have the "right to work" in America, violating multiple federal crimes in the process. The revelation came during her first day of confirmation hearings Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) asked Lynch about her position on enforcing America's immigration laws:
  • Dems denounce subpoena for Hillary Clinton emails

    03/06/2015 2:03:47 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 21 replies
    Politico.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Lauren French
    Democrats on the House Committee on Benghazi are calling on the panel’s Republican chairman to withdraw subpoenas sent to the State Department for Hillary Clinton’s personal emails. In a letter sent to Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Friday, the five Democrats on the panel criticized Gowdy for issuing the formal request for documents from Clinton’s term as secretary of state without consulting with Democrats and accused the committee of operating as a campaign arm of the Republican National Committee. “Issuing this subpoena unilaterally with no deliberation by committee members, leaking information about the subpoena before informing Democratic Members, and providing...
  • House Democrats' Response to Prime Minister Netanyahu Address to Congress (45 minute video)

    03/03/2015 4:26:22 PM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    C-Span ^ | March 3, 2015
    House Democrats responded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. They criticized the speech to a joint meeting of Congress as “political theatre.” More than 50 Democrats skipped the prime minister’s remarks.
  • Wolf Blitzer Blames GOP for Failure of Bill Majority of Dems Voted Against

    02/27/2015 8:31:55 PM PST · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s “Situation Room,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer characterized the failure of a resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks as the Republicans “failing to break the deadlock over funding the Department of Homeland Security,” despite the fact that the majority of the votes against the resolution came from Democrats. “How will the Department of Homeland Security protect Americans from a terror threat, which is growing daily, if congress cannot find a way to pay those workers whose job is — supposed to keep all of us safe? Looks like Republicans are moments away from failing...
  • Dem Rep Cleaver: Tea Party Wants To Undo Desegregation And Women's Rights

    02/26/2015 5:14:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) alleged that the Tea Party wants to bring back segregation and make women “secondary citizens” at an event that on Saturday.
  • Levin: Dems Have Very Selective Concerns About Security

    02/25/2015 4:50:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments” Mark Levin accused Democrats of selective concern about homeland security on Tuesday.
  • Dems: This is why we lost in 2014 (Pelosi knows)

    02/22/2015 4:04:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/15 | Mario Trujillo
    The Democratic Party lacks a “single narrative” and must tighten its pitch to voters in order to compete in future elections, an interim report from the Democratic National Committee found. The report released at the party’s winter meeting recommended forming a national project to bring together party leaders, activists and messaging experts to hone in on a theme. Currently, the party is “loosely understood as a long list of policy statements and not with a common set of core values,” according to the report. The review was launched last year shortly after Democrats lost control of the Senate in the...
  • Democrats Complain Netanyahu Speech Could 'Undermine' Iran Deal

    02/19/2015 3:33:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/2/15
    Nearly two dozen US House Democrats on Thursday urged the postponement of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress, claiming the controversially-timed address could "undermine" nuclear negotiations with Iran, reports AFP. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 two weeks before his country's elections, and the speech, in which the prime minister will discuss the threat of Iran's nuclear program, has led to an outcry from the left in the US and Israel. Twenty-three lawmakers wrote Boehner urging him to postpone the invitation, which the Republican leader extended without...
  • Virginia Dems Run Away From Vote to Support Israel

    02/17/2015 9:56:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/17/15 | Brent Scher
    Rather than voting on a resolution that encouraged support for Israel from the Commonwealth of Virginia, a group of Democrats in the state’s House of Delegates instead chose to leave the chamber for the vote. The resolution presented by Republican Del. Brenda Pogge stated that a “cordial and mutually beneficial relationship” between Virginia and Israel should be encouraged, and also laid out the case for “Israel’s legal, historical, moral, and God-given right of 55 self-governance and self-defense throughout the entirety of its land.” The resolution passed by a wide margin of 70-2, with a large number of Democrat members choosing...
  • San Francisco Bookstore Closing Due to Minimum Wage Increase

    02/07/2015 5:53:30 AM PST · by Cheerio · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    San Francisco’s Borderlands Books will be forced to close as the city increases its minimum wage, and its owner Alan Beatts is tired of being criticized for talking about it. “Most critics say ‘how dare you blame the minimum wage increase for you closing,’” he told the Washington Free Beacon. “It’s bullshit.” “They’re either calling me a liar of chastising me for telling the truth.” Borderlands is a specialty bookstore that has been able to carve out a niche in San Francisco for the past 18 years. It has been able to support a staff of five, most of whom...
  • Senate Dems Block Homeland Security Funding Bill

    02/03/2015 5:18:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/3/15 | MICHAEL WARREN
    On Tuesday, Democrats took advantage of the Senate's filibuster rules to block a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security through the fiscal year. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives last month, would fund the department at current levels but block funding for implementing President Obama's December 2014 executive order on immigration. ABC News reports that just 51 senators voted to close debate on the bill, with every Democrat voting against cloture and effectively blocking the Senate's ability to hold a vote on the legislation:
  • The Party of Snobbish Elites

    01/08/2015 2:22:01 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/8/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A gentrified cocoon of progressive privilege has cost Democrats the middle class. Democrats for over a century were associated with the American middle class. Working-class voters once believed that Democratic-inspired intervention into the economy — minimum-wage laws, overtime pay, Social Security, Medicare, workers’ compensation — protected their interests better than unfettered free-market capitalism. Republicans often had trouble selling the argument that an unleashed economy and new technology would relegate poverty to a relative, not absolute, condition — something like suffering with a cheap, outdated iPhone 4 while the better-off could afford an iPhone 6. Why, then, have Democrats lost the...
  • Party Of The Rich? Not The One Most Think It is

    12/27/2014 10:28:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/272014
    A look at political donations shows that the big-dollar contributors put their money on the Democrats. So which group is really the party of the rich? For decades, the Democrats have been getting away with portraying Republicans as hateful men who do the bidding of the wealthy at the expense of the country's poor and middle class. Yet as the Associated Press reported just before Christmas, "it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash in the just completed midterm elections." What's more, "the two biggest super PACs of 2014," the "Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC," were...
  • Democrats the real party of the rich

    12/26/2014 6:53:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    One of the great misconceptions in American politics is that Republicans are the party of the rich.  That title belongs to the Democrats, who regularly garner the big bucks of America’s moneyed elite.  David Elliott of the AP reports: For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash in the just completed midterm elections. At least, that is, among those groups that must disclose what they raise and spend. Among the top 100 individual donors to political groups, more...
  • Reid faces challenges as Senate Dems transition to minority (Exempt backbencher's bathroom office)

    12/07/2014 6:50:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid faces a tough task as his conference transitions to the Senate minority next year. The Nevada Democrat is leading a divided party smarting from a midterm election that saw Senate Democrats lose eight seats. It includes a number of centrists who could be eager to cut deals with the new GOP majority, particularly after watching several centrist incumbents fall in the 2014 midterms. But Reid must also lead liberals hoping to give Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who many Democrats viewed as an obstructionist over the last several years, a taste of his own...
  • Obama, congressional Dems show cracks in unity (Exempt Schumer scared to death)

    12/07/2014 6:26:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Fredericksburg ^ | 12/07/14
    WASHINGTON—It used to be that Democrats would mutter under their breath about President Barack Obama and the White House. Now, with the midterm elections behind them, some leading members of the president’s own party are airing their frustrations with little restraint and charting their own course. In speeches, negotiations and congressional hearings, several high-profile Democrats are disregarding the White House in ways large and small. The White House has responded with an extraordinary veto threat while Obama has made a round of calls to liberal Democrats urging them to stand up against their own leadership.
  • Democrats press Obama to wait on immigration executive action

    11/18/2014 3:48:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Alexander Bolton with Justin Sink
    President Obama has a tough decision to make on the timing of an executive order to freeze deportations of illegal immigrants. Senate Democrats want him to wait to give them time to pass an omnibus spending bill and other legislative priorities in the lame-duck session that is just now ramping up. But delaying the action, even for a few weeks, could make Obama look weak and inflame immigration advocates who are already furious with him for holding back until after the midterm elections. “You have growing anxiety amongst the immigrant community that’s losing faith that the president is going to...
  • Elizabeth Warren Tells Hollywood: "The Game Is Rigged in Congress"

    11/10/2014 7:31:01 PM PST · by Cheerio · 60 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/09/2014 | Tina Daunt
    Warren was honored Sunday by the ACLU in Beverly Hills along with Participant's Jim Berk, Cyndi Lauper and Cameron Strang Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, regarded by many progressive Democrats as their party's alternative to Hillary Clinton, told attendees at an ACLU gala in Beverly Hills on Sunday that "economic opportunity is slipping further and further out of reach" for average Americans. She said bluntly: "We have to face it: The game is rigged in Congress."
  • Maddow Blasts Dems For Allowing GOP to Control 30 States; ‘Do You Guys Have a Catch-Up Plan?’

    11/08/2014 4:10:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/07/14 | Curtis Houck
    **SNIP** At that point, the liberal host held little back in showing her disapproval for Democrats falling remarkably short at the state level: Complete Republican legislative control in 30 states and we've only got 50 states. Elections, consequences. Democrats, do you guys have a catch-up plan for the states here or what? Because the trend here is obliterating. Earlier, Maddow erroneously put the measly number of state legislatures run by Democrats at eight – “Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware” when it’s really nine as Maryland’s legislatures remains controlled by Democrats (but will have a Republican Governor...
  • Judge Extends Voting Hours at 2 Hartford Polls

    11/04/2014 2:36:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | November 4,2014 | NBC Connecticut
    A Hartford judge has decided to extend voting hours to 8:30 p.m. at two city polls hampered by delays and missing registration lists early Tuesday morning.
  • Dems face culture shock if Senate flips

    11/03/2014 4:04:34 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 3,2014 | Vicki Needham
    If the Senate goes Republican on Tuesday, a majority of Democrats will get their first taste of life in the minority. Only 17 Democrats who could serve in the next Senate were in office eight years ago, the last time the GOP held the levers of power.