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  • 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.
  • NC Board of Elections Investigating Allegations of Campaign Worker (short)

    11/02/2014 8:13:36 AM PST · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 31 Oct 2014 | Caroline May
    FULL TITLE - NC Board of Elections Investigating Allegations of Campaign Worker Assisting Illegal Immigrant to Vote The North Carolina State Board of Elections has opened an investigation into the allegation of voter fraud from the North Carolina Republican Party in the wake of an activist video purporting to show campaign workers assisting an illegal immigrant to vote. “We have folks who are investigating it. We actually have one of our people going down to Charlotte today to look into this matter more fully,” Josh Lawson, a State Board of Elections spokesman, said in an interview Friday with Breitbart News....
  • Time for Every Democrat to Panic!

    10/31/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 201 replies
    NRO ^ | October 31, 2014 10:54 AM | Jim Geraghty
    TIME FOR EVERY DEMOCRAT TO PANIC! The New York Times’ Nate Cohn says, In Iowa, the overall early vote is nearly tied in a state where Democrats usually fare well in the early vote. . . . The challenge for Democrats will be making sure that their voters from 2010 ultimately turn out: 42 percent of the Iowa voters who requested but have not returned their absentee ballots are registered Democrats; just 28 percent are registered Republicans. The last two polls in Colorado had Cory Gardner ahead, and the GOP advantage in the early vote is three times what the...
  • Beshear plans round of positive economic announcements to districts with Dems facing tough races

    10/28/2014 10:22:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/28/2014 | Nick Storm
    Gov. Steve Beshear is planning to do his best Publishers Clearing House impression as he heads to western Kentucky Wednesday to deliver oversized checks and make state transportation and other project announcements along side three incumbent House Democrats who face tough re-election fights on Nov. 4. Beshear will join Rep. Jim Glenn, D-Owensboro, at noon in Owensboro Wednesday to announce a County Agriculture Investment Program for Daviess County, Green River Area Beef Improvement Group, the governor’s office announced late Tuesday. Other local legislators will also be on hand, including Republican Sen. Joe Bowen and Democratic Rep. Tommy Thompson. Glenn is...
  • Dems want White House shakeup (Hussein “should take a flamethrower...")

    10/12/2014 5:14:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama needs to shake up his White House staff to give new life to his presidency, top Democratic strategists and former White House veterans say. They argue Obama needs an infusion of talent if he hopes to recover over his final two years in office. One prominent party strategist said Obama “should take a flamethrower to his office.” “He needs dramatic change — it’s not even a debatable point,” the strategist said. “The general consensus that the president is surrounded by people who do him more harm than good because they are more focused on pleasing him than they...
  • Obama to Dems: History, facts are on our side

    10/07/2014 3:31:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/7/14 | Josh Laderman - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Less than a month away from the midterm elections, President Barack Obama's campaign schedule is getting off to a late start. Even while he raises money for Democrats this week from coast to coast, Obama will steer clear of any public campaign events with Democratic candidates, which would hand Republicans easy opportunities to saddle their opponents with Obama's own political baggage. The White House says Obama will start appearing with candidates as early as next week, but as of yet, no events have been announced. Obama headed first on Tuesday to New York, where police shut...
  • Texas Democrats Indicted for Buying Votes With Cocaine

    09/25/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 50 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 25, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    As Democrats seek to turn Texas blue, it seems they are employing a little Bolivian white to assist them in this goal. In yet another disturbing example of Democrat Party malfeasance,  Texas Democratic Party power-broker Francisco Garcia was indicted for allegedly buying votes by providing cocaine to voters in an attempt to sway control of a local School Board. Garcia, a long-time San Antonio Democrat leader was campaign manager for four candidates in the Donna School Board race of 2012, and per the indictment, offered voters in the most lower-income, minority district the option of taking $10 cash or a small vial...
  • Liberal Senator Preparing Report That Dismisses Allegations of IRS’ Tea Party Targeting

    09/05/2014 7:18:12 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 04, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, is putting the finishing touches on his supposed “investigation” of the IRS scandal that will, in essence, be a press release for the IRS and the administration, a reliable source tells me. The Michigan Democrat apparently dismisses all of the allegations made over the targeting of tea party and other conservative organizations and instead attacks the Office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which revealed the scandal when it issued its May 2013 report about the “inappropriate criteria” used to “identify tax-exempt applications for review.”
  • Holder’s Justice Dept Uses Bank Settlements to Fund Democrat Nonprofits

    08/30/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Once again, our Chicago-style Attorney General has proven that corruption is the basic foundation upon which the modern Democrat Party is built. Eric Holder, the nationÂ’s top extortionist officer, has been running around the financial sector suing banks for anything (and everything) he can get away with. Ally Bank paid millions for alleged racist lending practices (an allegation the DOJ made without ever looking at loan portfolios), JP Morgan has shelled out billions for various anti-Obama comments regulatory infractions, and Bank of America just paid a $16.6 billion fine for their government-mandated role in the financial crises of 2008.Aside from...
  • Desperation from James Carville (RAT)

    08/30/2014 7:18:31 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    email | 8/29/2014 | James Carville
    I received this email this morning Cherrio, I'm begging We’re running out of people to email you, Cherrio. In the last two days, you should have received an email from: -- President Obama -- Nancy Pelosi -- Debbie Wasserman Schultz That's how important this is! Democrats are getting massively outspent by Republican groups. And we're fighting desperately to turn it around. We need 61,037 more donations in the next 48 hours if we want any shot at giving President Obama a Democratic House for his final two years. xxx xxxx Answered President Obama's call-to-action? NO DONATION We're begging ya, Cherri....
  • Joe Piscopo’s confessions of a disillusioned Democrat

    08/15/2014 4:50:17 AM PDT · by Maceman · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2014 | Joe Piscopo
    I’m a Democrat. I’ve been a Democrat my entire life. I used to utter those two sentences with pride and would shout them from the highest rooftops. Now, I’m almost embarrassed to say those words. I almost can’t articulate my political affiliation in public (or on the radio) without immediately offering an apology and an explanation. How did I get here?
  • Nancy Pelosi, Tom Steyer’s Hedge Fund, and a Billion Taxpayer Dollars

    08/13/2014 12:10:28 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 12, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Top House Dem exempted light rail project benefitting mega-donor from cost-effectiveness regulations, then secured federal subsidies A top House Democrat to whom billionaire liberal Tom Steyer has donated campaign funds steered more than a billion dollars to an infrastructure project that benefitted his hedge fund. That hedge fund, Farallon Capital Management, bought up large plots of real estate in San Francisco’s burgeoning Mission Bay neighborhood in 2004. The area is now booming and Farallon has sold most of its property there. Steyer, who founded and led Farallon until late 2012, has used his fortune to elect Democratic senators and governors....
  • ‘Hope and Change’: Lobbyists return to the White House in droves

    08/13/2014 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    “No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years,” read one of the president’s many broken promises from the 2008 campaign. “And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration.” “I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over,” Obama said in 2007 according to a post on Change.gov which is, gallingly, still live. “I have done...
  • Dem Candidates Run Hard To The Right

    08/13/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Aug 2014 | Mike Flynn
    Facing an increasingly hostile political landscape, Democrats are turning an old adage upside down; asking voters to believe what the candidates say, not what they do. In districts across the country, Democrats are campaigning on tax cuts, balanced budgets and rolling back harmful regulations. This pivot away from the national Democrat party isn't just on fiscal issues. With more conservative positions on guns, fracking and coal, for example, Democrat candidates, effectively, are practically carving out their own third party. Last year, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis filibustered her way into liberal, feminist rock-stardom with an 11-hour stand against legislation restricting...
  • White House won’t tell Dems to stop fundraising off impeachment (How about Obamacare?)

    07/29/2014 4:48:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday called repeatedly for Republicans to stop talking about impeaching President Barack Obama — but said he wouldn’t do the same for Democrats who’ve been fundraising off it nonstop in recent days. “It is up to Democrats to make their own decisions,” Earnest said at the White House daily briefing. “I will leave it to Dem strategists who have a much better sense than I do about the best way to raise money for their campaign committees.” Earlier in the briefing, Earnest read through a list of Republican members of Congress who have...
  • Member Of Dem. Campaign Sent Vulgar And Sacrilegious Tweets

    07/23/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/23/2014 | Lauren Eissler
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - Member Of Dem. Campaign Sent Vulgar And Sacrilegious Tweets Posted By Lauren Eissler On 3:48 PM 07/23/2014 [Ben Gagnon with Governors Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Peter Shulmin of Vermont and Congressman Michael Michaud of Maine at fundraising luncheon on the day before Gagnon was suspended for tweeting vulgar statements.] A team member of the Democrat’s nominee for governor of Maine tweeted a lot of sacrilegious and vulgar statements and was suspended for it. Maine Rep. Michael Michaud’s team member Ben Gagnon was suspended after tweeting sexist, expletive-laden statements. The tweets were taken down...
  • Sheltering the chrysaIis

    07/17/2014 7:49:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 17, 2014 | Sarge
    I looked up the word idiot in a children’s illustrated dictionary and a picture of Harry Reid appeared. If there was any greater Poster Child to evidence the utter and complete disdain the Democrat Party holds for the American citizen in general it must be the fact Harry Reid is a party leader. As a matter of fact he is the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of the party under Obama. Some people carry Obama’s water like good little Gunga Din; Harry releases a torrent of lies from his position at the control valve holding back any semblance of intelligent...
  • TSA Agent Unaware That D.C. is a Real Place

    07/16/2014 6:08:20 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 16 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | July 15, 2014 | Rusty Weiss
    With Congressional approval ratings barely avoiding single digits, most Americans might want to pretend that Washington, D.C. doesn’t exist. But as reporter Justin Gray, who was flying to Washington found out, there is one TSA agent at Orlando International Airport who truly does not believe that D.C. is a real place. The report from WFTV begins: “It’s something most of us learned in elementary school – the USA has 50 states and the District of Columbia.” Not so for the TSA agent in question. Gray relays a recent confusing exchange at the airport: “I gave the TSA agent my D.C....
  • The GOP self-destruction is complete: millennials officially hate conservatives (Ultra Barf Alert)

    07/15/2014 3:19:53 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 14 July 2014 | Ana marie Cox
    Conservatives are stuck in a perpetual outrage loop. The reappearance of Todd Akin, the horror-movie villain immortality of Sarah Palin, the unseemly celebration of the Hobby Lobby decision – these all speak to a chorus of "la-la-la-can't-hear-you" loud enough to drown out the voice of an entire generation. Late last week, the Reason Foundation released the results of a poll about that generation, the millennials; its signature finding was the confirmation of a mass abandonment of social conservatism and the GOP. This comes at a time when the conservative movement is increasingly synonymous with mean-spirited, prank-like and combative activism and...
  • Black American From Gang-Besieged Baltimore: 'Where Can I Get Asylum?'

    07/13/2014 9:04:00 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 July 2014 | Tony Lee
    ...On Friday's Laura Ingraham Show, Elaine, a black woman from Baltimore, expressed her outrage that President Barack Obama is putting the interests of illegal immigrant children above those of American citizens. Though the number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country has spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his temporary amnesty program in 2012, the White House has said the primary cause of the border crisis is the rampant gang violence in Central America. "I'm living a nightmare. My whole neighborhood is so violent. There's so much crime," she said. "I have gangs everywhere here in Baltimore! I can't let...
  • White House warns Dem rep to shut up (Henry Roberto Cuellar)

    07/10/2014 2:24:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/09/14 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    U.S Representative Henry Roberto Cuellar a Democrat from Texas told Brian Kilmeade on Fox and Friends this morning that he's already gotten a phone call from the White House, he wouldn't say from whom, warning him to stop criticizing Obama on his handling of the border.
  • Dems want immediate border action ($3.7 billion takes care of everything)

    07/09/2014 4:26:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/14 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders are amplifying their calls for Republicans to take immediate action on President Obama's request for emergency funds on the southern border. Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, emerged from a closed-door meeting of the group on Wednesday to say there's “a general consensus” that Congress should pass Obama's $3.7 billion package immediately. “There's generally a sense that we need to act,” Becerra said, “and so we should try to act as quickly as we can.” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat who recently visited the border, described dismal conditions among the young...
  • Activists arrested outside Royce's office

    06/29/2014 9:42:23 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    Six immigration activists were arrested for protesting outside of Rep. Ed Royce's (R-Calif.) district office late Friday after they stopped traffic in the middle of a busy street near Los Angeles, according to reports. The protest, organized by the Service Employees International Union, was one of dozens held around the country Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate passing a sweeping immigration bill, which would pave the way for 11 million illegal immigrants to stay in the country. But House Republicans have refused to take up similar legislation, angering many immigration activists. In Washington, immigration activists also occupied...
  • NPR’s new poll of battleground states brutal for Democrats

    06/19/2014 1:15:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    You already know how the national polling looks, but those numbers include the opinions of many Americans whose votes will have zero impact on the much-watched battle for control of the Senate. NPR clears out New Yorkers, Californians and Texans (among others) from its sample, focusing instead on the following 12 states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina and West Virginia. A look at the results, bearing in mind that presidential approval rating has historically been the single most significant variable in midterm election cycles: That would be (38/58) overall, including an...
  • Needed: A white Christian conservative president

    06/17/2014 5:51:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 94 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2014 | Mychal Massie
    For We the People, Obama’s time in office has thus far been tantamount to a march through hell with the complete deconstruction of America strapped to our backs and with despair and immiseration clinched in our teeth. And for the privilege of being unwilling participants in this death march, Obama believes we should be grateful. Obama has usurped and overrun congressional authority in less time than it took for the Kudzu vine to overrun the South. Some years back I wrote: “Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they...
  • Mark Udall Gets Support From Gun Control Group

    06/05/2014 9:08:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    WFB ^ | June 4, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Democrat incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.) will receive support from an out-of-state gun control group in his reelection campaign, after backing stricter gun laws in the past. Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, has raised more than $15 million in support of candidates like Udall, who wants a return of the assault weapons ban. The group wants to limit gun owners to 10-bullet magazines, and to “examine” America’s “glorification of violence.” Following the Newtown, Conn., shooting at an elementary school, Udall called for a return of the 1994 ban....
  • Majority of judges behind wave of gay marriage rulings were Democrat-appointed

    05/23/2014 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2014 | Fox News
    State-approved bans on same-sex marriage have been falling at a rapid clip since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act last year. The changes -- gay couples can now wed in 19 states and the District of Columbia -- reflect shifting social and political attitudes toward same-sex marriage. But they also reflect, in several cases, the opinions of Democrat-appointed judges who single-handedly struck down state-approved bans. In a testament to the influence of judicial appointments, most of the judges responsible for the decisions over the past year were appointed by either President Obama or, two...
  • Report: Hillary, Kerry Broke Law That Could Have Prevented Criminal Immigrant Releases

    05/18/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2014 | Caroline May
    Could Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry have prevented the release of some 36,000 criminal immigrants last year? The limited immigration group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) say there is a good chance the answer is yes. Monday, an internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement document obtained by CIS and viewed by Breitbart News revealed that the 36,007 criminal immigrants convicted of nearly 88,000 crimes were released while awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings last year.
  • Liberal Writer Compares Hillary to Pope Francis, Says She Could Win 45 States

    05/09/2014 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 43 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 5.8.14 | Aaron Goldstein
    Brent Budowsky, a liberal writer who once worked for former Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen, has a hillarious column about Hillary Clinton. Budowsky claims that if Hillary runs in 2016 she “could well carry 45 states.” I don't know what political universe Budowsky lives in, but no presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican, could carry 45 states in 2016. He goes on to claim that the former Secretary of State “addresses the nation as a whole in tones reminiscent of Pope Francis.” I'm surprised that Budowsky didn't nominate Hillary for sainthood.
  • Poll: ACA more despised than ever, while Nevada faces 90,000 cancellations and price hikes

    05/07/2014 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 6, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Democrats have long been promising that, once people get signed up, they’re going to love ObamaCare. Candidates are going to run on its merits, and the law is going to be a big positive for Dems during the 2014 midterms. Those who were still against it were a small, dwindling minority. As soon as the signup date passed, and the target numbers were (allegedly) reached, negative perception was supposed to fade away. Uh-oh. According to a new Washington Post piece entitled “ObamaCare hits new low,” that’s simply not happening. In fact, a new Pew poll shows the law is more...
  • D.C. Dem Eleanor Holmes Norton: Iraq was ‘the most catastrophic war of the 20th century’

    05/02/2014 9:16:57 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 1, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Eleanor Holmes Norton is the Democrats’ non-voting congressional observer from the District of Columbia. You may remember her as the genius who claimed that people didn’t know they had to sign up for ObamaCare because evil Republicans had convinced everyone it had been repealed. Well, Democrats, congratulations. Your brain trust is at it again. This is a woman you actually elected and she’s dropped another nugget of wisdom in your laps. An incensed Ms. Eleanor Norton wants everyone to know that the Iraq war was “perhaps the most catastrophic war of the 20th century.” Here’s the clip:
  • Poll: Even as Obama’s Approval Recovers, Democrats Are Doomed

    04/30/2014 12:43:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    slate ^ | April 30, 2014 | David Weigel
    The NBC/WSJ poll is the first in a little while that's found any glimmer of optimism for the Obama administration. Unlike this week's Washington Post poll, it finds a marginal improvement in the president's approval rating (to 44 percent) and slightly less anger at the ACA (down to 46 percent disapproval). But like every poll, it finds the largely white, somewhat older Republican vote far more likely to turn out this year. Among all voters, there's a 45/45 split on which party is preferred to win the election. Among likely voters, there's a 53–38 advantage for the Republicans. It gets...
  • Hillary: Jesus’ loaves and fishes thing was his way of teaching us liberal policies

    04/29/2014 7:26:06 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 57 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 28, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    A good rule of thumb with Hillary Clinton is this: If it comes out of her mouth, it’s insincere. You will never lose money taking that bet 100 times out of 100. And a good corollary to that rule is this: When she tells you what something is supposed to mean, that’s not what it means at all. Especially when she’s talking about the Bible. Pay attention: When a liberal who “rarely mentions his or her faith” suddenly shows up in a church quoting Scripture to you, it’s a pretty good bet that liberal is trying to pervert the Scripture...
  • Latest Obamacare Challenge for Dems: Where's My $2,500 Savings?

    04/28/2014 6:44:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 27 Apr 2014 | Greg Richter
    As the midterm election approaches, vulnerable Democrats have a new worry that may be difficult to spin: Where did the promised $2,500 savings in health insurance premiums go? As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama repeatedly said his healthcare plan would reduce the typical family's annual premiums by up to $2,500 per year. Often, he did not include the caveat "up to," simply saying the "typical" family would save about $2,500 a year on premiums. But now, a month past the signup deadline for coverage, comparisons for the typical family's then and now premium costs are difficult to come by....
  • (Exempt) Dems don't want to talk O-Care

    04/27/2014 4:58:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/14 | Sheila Timmons
    To many Democrats, ObamaCare is a four-letter word. Most Democrats in competitive elections are seeking to avoid the topic, opting not to tout the controversial law on their campaign websites. In a review of battleground races, The Hill found that out of 50 Democratic candidates with active campaign websites, only 11 mention the healthcare law by name, either as "ObamaCare," "Affordable Care Act," or "ACA." Fourteen more mention the law, but not its name, and half the candidates omit it entirely from their websites. President Obama has trumpeted that more than 8 million people have enrolled in ACA-related plans. Meanwhile,...
  • Extreme Democrat Party of No

    04/25/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Cheerio
    Canda Free Press ^ | April 24, 2014 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    In addition to Canada Free Press, I blog on conservative issues locally. After commenting on the crass editorializing against one Republican candidate, one detractor repeated these hollow, liberal talking points: The Republican Party is extremely unpopular. . .due to its reputation nationally as extreme and aimed at the fringe. The GOP is pro-dirty energy, pro-1%, anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-diversity, anti, anti, anti. Carr is merely avoiding to state his actual party in his ads in an effort to sell himself, not his highly unpopular party. That’s just a fact, not an example of “media bias”. I could not resist taking down...
  • Obamacare Exchange 'Cover Oregon' Collapses in Failure

    04/25/2014 6:39:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Breitbart News and others have chronicled the "Unmatched failure" that Cover Oregon has now officially become. As was pointed out on March 20 of this year, "The Oregon Obamacare exchange has received $305 million in taxpayer-funded federal grants, spent $160 million on its busted website, dropped $10 million on hipster promotional ads, erroneously enrolled 4,000 illegal immigrants in full Oregon Health Plan coverage contrary to federal law, and has not enrolled a single Oregonian online." Oregon was even given "a $48 million "early innovator" grant for states whose exchanges were intended to serve as models for the nation." While the...
  • Kristol, Dershowitz Slam Effort to Rig Electoral College

    04/21/2014 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Conservatives and leading liberals slammed the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College's role in presidential elections, saying that the National Popular Vote Compact Law circumvents the Constitution, saying it resembled President Barack Obama's abuse of the law through his extensive use of executive orders. "It is pretty startling," Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV this week. "If they want to make the case for the popular election of presidents and a Constitutional amendment, they should make the case.
  • Dem Honda's Silicon Valley Campaign Office is Inside SEIU HQ

    04/21/2014 7:07:49 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Apr 2014 | William Bigelow
    Democratic Congressman Mike Honda, (D-CA), from the high-tech 17th congressional district in Silicon Valley, has a rather curious place for his campaign headquarters, the San Francisco Chronicle reports: inside the headquarters of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521. That address, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose, is not listed as the campaign’s address on Honda’s campaign website; instead, 2050 Gateway Suite 100, San Jose, is listed. Honda is running for reelection in the "jungle" primary June 3 against Democrat challenger Ro Khanna and Republicans Vanila Singh and Joel Vanlandingham. The reason that the false address came to light is that...
  • Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy Ranch: 'If They're Patriots, We're in Big Trouble'

    04/20/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one...
  • President Obama Encourages Democrats to Defend Obamacare: 'I Do Not Think We Should Apologize'

    04/18/2014 7:38:16 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Apr 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama proudly promoted record Obamacare signup numbers Thursday, boldly calling for Democrats to defend the law. "I think that Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people like the woman I just described, who I saw in Pennsylvania yesterday, we are helping because of something we did," Obama said. "I do not think we should apologize for it. I don't think we should be defensive about it." When questioned by reporters, Obama dismissed the idea that the law was deeply unpopular.
  • DCCC Chair Steve Israel: Not All, but Most Republicans Are Racists

    04/14/2014 8:45:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/13/14 | d riehl
    On Sunday's "State of the Union," CNN's Candy Crowley asked DCCC Chairman Rep. Steve Israel if he thought his Republican colleagues are racist. Israel responded, "Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism." Given that the question specifically asked about Israel's Republican colleagues, when asked for a response by Breitbart News, the NRCC's Digital Press Secretary Andrew Clark asked for some clarification, "... which Republicans does he think are racist?" Clark also asked if Israel thinks all conservatives are motivated by racism and suggested...
  • 82 House Democrats want Obama to Ban Imports of Military-Style Firearms

    04/13/2014 10:29:01 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | April 12, 2014 | Sara Noble
    President Obama has been asked to stop the importation of what 82 House Democrats believe to be “military-style firearms” such as the AK-47. They want to stop gun crime in Mexico. Maybe they would be more successful at stopping gun violence in Mexico if they fired Holder and revamped the ATF. The ban “would require no congressional action as the President has very broad authority under the 1968 Gun Control Act to prohibit the importation of firearms and ammunition unless they are generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.” Led my Eliot L. Engel (D-NY)...
  • Illegal Immigrants Flooding US Facilities Claiming 'Credible Fear' for Lives

    04/12/2014 6:44:06 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Kristin Tate
    A recent trend along Texas' southern border involves illegal immigrants flocking to the U.S., turning themselves in to Border Patrol officials, and then expressing credible fear for their lives. Word has apparently spread throughout Central America that immigrants who take these steps have a good chance of obtaining asylum in the U.S. The newly popular practice is straining federal resources, causing "detention facilities, asylum offices and immigration courts [to be] overwhelmed," according to the New York Times.