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  • MSNBC Wins Night One from the DNC

    09/05/2012 12:47:49 PM PDT · by StevenFlorida · 59 replies
    MSNBC was the #1 cable news channel last night in primetime. We’re checking records, but it may be the first time in the network’s 16 years of existence it has ever won a night. With coverage from the first night of the DNC, MSNBC averaged 3.298 million total viewers and 1.067 million demo viewers, ahead of CNN (3.003M / 1.002M) and Fox News (2.515M / 554K). Compared to night one of the 2008 DNC, MSNBC was up +53% in total viewers in primetime while CNN was down -23% and Fox News was down -17% In the 10pm hour, NBC led...
  • Cory Booker: Raising taxes on the rich is about ‘patriotism,’ not ‘class warfare’.

    09/05/2012 11:53:59 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/4/2012 | Holly Bailey
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker delivered a passionate defense of Democratic efforts to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, insisting it's about love of country. "Being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare. It's patriotism," Booker said, disputing an attack line often mentioned by Mitt Romney and his GOP allies. Everyone, Booker argued, must pay their "fair share" at a time when the country is facing the enormous burden of paying down debts incurred by two wars.
  • CNN Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs ...

    09/05/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT · by bigbob · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-5-12 | CNN Wire Staff
    <p>Anyone watching the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night heard the number 4.5 million several times.</p> <p>"Despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition, our president took action, and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs," San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the party's keynote speaker, said.</p>
  • Kal Penn pokes fun at Clint Eastwood at U.S. Democratic National Convention

    09/05/2012 11:43:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    hollywood.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2012
    Movie legend Eastwood hit headlines after his bizarre performance in Tampa, Florida last Thursday (30Aug12), during which the Dirty Harry star chatted to an invisible Obama about foreign policy and economics, suggesting it was time for the President to be replaced by his party's candidate, Mitt Romney. His eyebrow-raising antics provided great material for Penn, who is now a member of the leader's White House Office of Public Engagement, and he took the opportunity as one of the main speakers on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina to mock the film veteran. Praising Obama...
  • Some Obama programs embellished by Democrats

    09/05/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 5, 8:49 AM EDT | TOM RAUM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speakers at the Democratic National Convention portrayed President Barack Obama's presidency in glowing terms Tuesday evening, but sometimes left out important details or embellished his record. Others mischaracterized programs backed by Republican challenger Mitt Romney and GOP running mate Paul Ryan. Obama's landmark health care overhaul, which Republicans lacerated at their convention last week, and his job-creation performance were among the initiatives burnished the most.
  • JJ on PBS "Jefferson Davis Democrats became Goldwater Republicans

    09/05/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 42 replies
    Human Events ^ | John Gizzi  
    Separately, Jackson cited “a ‘New South’ that has been created largely by the civil rights marches and then by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which President Johnson got passed through Congress in 1965.” One far-reaching effect of the Voting Rights Act, said Jackson, “is that politics have changed in the South. Jefferson Davis Democrats became Goldwater Republicans and the Lincoln Republicans became Johnson Democrats.” Both Jackson and Metcalf agreed that a winning tactic on the part of the new Democratic coalition they envision is full-scale combat with the tea party conservatives and their agenda to cut government. “45 percent...
  • Lake Park Man Allegedly Obsessed With Fox News, GOP Is in Jail After Threats Made to Girlfriend

    09/03/2012 11:20:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 | Cynthia Roldan
    A Lake Park man “obsessed with Fox News and the Republican party” is in jail today after he allegedly said that he felt he was going to have to kill his girlfriend because she was a “liberal.” David A. Kappheim, 60, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bail. He was arrested Tuesday and the arresting Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy placed Kappheim under a Baker Act. Kappheim is facing charges of domestic battery, aggravated assault and criminal mischief. Kappheim’s 59-year-old girlfriend, whose name was withheld in the report, told the deputy a number of incidents happened...
  • “You Didn’t Build That” Isn’t Going Away: It doesn’t matter what Obama meant. Here’s why.

    09/02/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Slate ^ | August 30, 2012 | Rachael Larimore
    The official theme of the GOP convention Wednesday night was "We Can Change That," but that didn’t stop several of the speakers from revisiting Tuesday’s theme, the base-rallying battle cry: “We Built It.” The message: The righteous exploitation of President Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” gaffe isn’t going away. Ever since the president stood before a crowd of supporters in Roanoke, Va., on July 13 and, while explaining why the wealthy should pay more in taxes, uttered the infamous words “If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen,” conservatives have hammered him for his disregard...
  • Paul Ryan's ex-lover spent five months in prison for defrauding her employer out of $77,000

    09/02/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2012
    Paul Ryan's African-American college sweetheart has spent time in prison for wire fraud, it emerged today. Deneeta Pope hit headlines after MailOnline revealed that she was the Republican vice-presidential candidate's ex-girlfriend who opened his eyes to the evils of racism.
  • Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It's Barack Obama?

    09/01/2012 5:57:29 PM PDT · by Major Matt Mason · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/24/12 | Rick Ungar
    It’s enough to make even the most ardent Obama cynic scratch his head in confusion. Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our president has actually been tighter with a buck than any United States president since Dwight D. Eisenhower...
  • Romney's storm-delayed convention limps into motion

    08/27/2012 5:40:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 27, 2012 | Matt Spetalnick
    Forget the loud music, cheering crowds and funny hats. Instead of opening with a bang as originally planned, Mitt Romney's Republican convention started with a whimper on Monday as party leaders staged a low-key session while Tropical Storm Isaac churned through the Gulf of Mexico. The tone was deliberately subdued after Isaac led Republicans to scrap most of their first day's schedule in Tampa, complicating plans to showcase Romney to voters as the presidential candidate heads into a 10-week sprint to his November 6 election battle against Democratic President Barack Obama.Sunshine broke through the clouds in Tampa as the host...
  • What one issue do voters want addressed at the Republican National Convention?

    08/27/2012 7:21:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 27 Aug 2012
    Yahoo! News asked voters to pinpoint one single issue they want the GOP to talk about during its convention in Tampa, Fla. Through their photos and words, here's what's important in their lives.
  • Study: Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives?

    08/27/2012 1:46:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    TIME ^ | John Cloud
    The notion that liberals are smarter than conservatives is familiar to anyone who has spent time on a college campus. The College Democrats are said to be ugly, smug and intellectual; the College Republicans, pretty, belligerent and dumb. There's enough truth in both stereotypes that the vast majority of college students opt not to join either club. But are liberals actually smarter? A libertarian (and, as such, nonpartisan) researcher, Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Political Science, has just written a paper that is set to be published in March by the journal Social Psychology Quarterly. The...
  • Paul Ryan's Black ex-girlfriend bad for GOP, 2012 elections? (barf)

    08/26/2012 6:22:26 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 75 replies
    Examiner ^ | Aug 22, 2012 | Bruce Baker
    Rep. Paul Ryan's ex-girlfriend -- who happens to be black -- is the focus of a debate on whether race matters in the 2012 elections for the GOP. Who knew African American girlfriends from the past would become an issue of debate to measure Mitt Romney's running-mate's electability? Monday, Keli Goff, the political correspondent for TheRoot.com, published a story that has ignited a discussion about race in America and if it is fair game during an election year. The post is titled, "What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks." -snip- "For the record: No, I am not calling Ryan...
  • Through a series of pictures, Getty Images notes GOP convention location as "Stripper Capitol"

    08/24/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT · by dead · 17 replies
    They're not saying... they're just saying. Links only, since it's Getty:http://www.daylife.com/photo/0c69evCer04wL?__site=daylife&q=Worldhttp://www.daylife.com/photo/08j4dFX7PQ949?__site=daylife&q=Worldhttp://www.daylife.com/photo/0gxK6TPc4a1eP?__site=daylife&q=World
  • Jay Leno on Tonight Show Layoffs: 'We've Been Taken Over By Bain Capital'

    08/21/2012 8:03:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Jay Leno on Tonight Show Layoffs: 'We've Been Taken Over By Bain Capital' By Noel Sheppard Created 08/21/2012 - 10:18am Jay Leno on Monday addressed the recent announcement that there have been numerous layoffs at NBC's Tonight Show forcing him to take a pay cut to save some of his staff. Feeling the need to take a cheap shot at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Leno quipped, “Turns out now we've been taken over by Bain Capital" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Leno began his opening monologue saying, “Welcome to the Tonight Show, or as Comcast calls us,...
  • CNN Hammering The Akin Story Home Every 15 Minutes Now

    08/21/2012 8:37:12 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 102 replies
    Vanity | 8-21-11 | TCRLAF
    It's like it's the ONLY news happening on the entire planet. Anyone else noticing this? They are spending 3 minutes of every 15 on this, and have been, all morning. CBS Evening News devoted a FULL EIGHT MINUTES to this last night.
  • Todd Akin's Sinking Ship (inside info -- the real reason he MUST GO)

    08/20/2012 6:44:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 193 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 8-2012 | (comments by DFU)
    THE ARTICLE COMMENTS: Here is the real problem. My own investigation reveals the following: 1 - one night he was drunk and partying with young women; he drove off a bridge, ran away like a coward, did not get help for 8 hours, and let the young woman die in an air pocket in 6 feet of water 2 - at a conference, he brutally bit and raped a nursing home operator and told her to put ice on it 3 - in his office, he assaulted a woman pleading for a job whose husband had just died 4...
  • Sign The Petition To Get Todd Akin To Pull Out!

    08/20/2012 5:50:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/20/2012 | Dick Morris
    Sign The Petition To Get Todd Akin To Pull Out! 8,910 Letters and Emails Sent So Far
  • Obama 47% Romney 46% (Reg. Voters / Dems sampled +6)

    08/20/2012 2:39:50 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 56 replies
    Monmouth College ^ | 8/20/2012 | Patrick Murray
    In the presidential contest, registered voters give a slight edge to the incumbent, with 45% saying they intend to support Barack Obama in this year’s election compared to 41% for Mitt Romney. That advantage narrows to 46% – 45% among American voters who are considered the most likely to vote at this time. In June, Obama’s lead in the Monmouth University Poll was 46% to 42% among registered voters and 47% to 46% among likely voters. Independent voters are split – 40% for Romney to 37% for Obama. Obama claims 87% support among Democrats and Romney has 87% of the...
  • Candidate Paul Ryan: Is he a bad Catholic?

    08/14/2012 2:21:29 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | 08/14/2012 | Michael McGough
    Forget about whether he should be elected vice president. Should Rep. Paul D. Ryan be excommunicated? I have been perusing blogs and comments thereon that suggest the prospective Republican veep candidate is not only a bad man but also a bad Catholic. It’s the latest installment of a tiresome debate between liberal and conservative Catholics about which faction’s favored politicians are truer to the teachings of Mother Church. As columnist Michael Sean Winters points out, Ryan’s claim that his political philosophy is conversant with Roman Catholic social teaching is hard to swallow.
  • Media Mantra: A Choice, Not a Referendum

    08/14/2012 1:25:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Candy Crowley from Saturday morning from CNN's special coverage of Romney's announcement of Paul Ryan... CROWLEY: Not every Republican has signed on to this kind of... I mean, they will publicly, but there is some trepidation -- GLORIA BORGER: They're afraid! CROWLEY: -- that this might be -- uh, look... looks a little bit like some sort of ticket death wish, that, "Oh, my gosh, do we really want to talk about these things? Is this where we want to go? When the economy's so bad, we coulda stayed on that!" CNN's Candy Crowley Claims Some...
  • BUSTED: CNN's Soledad O'Brien Caught Using Liberal Blog To Attack Ryan Plan

    08/13/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Stumbleupon.com ^ | 8/13/12 | Joe Schoffstall
    In yet another classic display of the liberal media, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien has been caught red-handed using left-wing blog Talking Points memo to counter Virginia House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock on the House GOP budget. As Ali A. Ackbar of Viral Read discovered: Tonight, she was the substitute host for Anderson Cooper, a program that boasts of its reputation for “keeping [politicians] honest.” During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was actually caught doing finger stress exercises as she attempt to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a...
  • The Poor Get Poorer: How Ryan's Budgets Would Affect Ours

    08/13/2012 12:45:27 PM PDT · by facedown · 43 replies
    Yahoo Finance from The Atlantic ^ | August 13, 2012 | Derek Thompson
    There are many different ways to talk about Paul Ryan's Roadmap, but maybe the most useful is to imagine how his budget affects your budget. How much more money would you keep under his broad tax plan? How much more would you have to save to pay for health care. And for the low-income, whom -- as we'll see -- bear the brunt of Ryan's cuts: How alone would they be in Ryan's America?
  • DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED (A JOKE??)

    08/13/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 198 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 13,2012 | Drudge
    DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED: PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver... CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempsted LI... CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton... ABC Martha Radditz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville VA... FLASHBACK: CROWLEY: Some Think Ryan Pick 'Some Sort of Ticket Death Wish'..
  • FACT CHECK: Questionable claims in veep debut (AP at it already)

    08/11/2012 12:58:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    AP/pioneer press ^ | 8-11-12 | CALVIN WOODWARD and HENRY C. JACKSON
    WASHINGTON—In his debut as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan promised "America's comeback team" won't duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would "preserve" Medicare, an eye-popping claim considering Ryan wants to transform the program from the ground up. Not all the rhetoric fit neatly with reality or with the record when Romney introduced his Republican vice presidential choice to the nation Saturday. A look at some of the claims by the Wisconsin congressman and Romney, and how they compare with the facts. ROMNEY: "Unlike...
  • CNN's Gloria Borger: Paul Ryan Is 'A Polarizing Figure'

    08/11/2012 11:02:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The attacks on newly announced Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came fast and furious on CNN Saturday. Just before Candy Crowley said this "looks a little bit like some sort of ticket death wish," Gloria Borger called Ryan "a polarizing figure" (video follows with transcript and commentary): WOLF BLITZER, CNN: He's a huge rising star in the Republican Party. GLORIA BORGER, CNN: Right. And what's interesting is that Paul Ryan hasn't always been popular among Republicans. I mean, he's proposed a lot of unpopular things over the years including taking away earmarks. And, but only I think after the...
  • Sandra Fluke, Called A 'Slut' By Rush Limbaugh, To Introduce Obama At Denver Rally

    08/07/2012 2:10:24 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 46 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Aug. 7, 2012 | James Arkin
    Sandra Fluke will introduce President Obama at a campaign event in Denver on Wednesday, a further sign that the incumbent's re-election team is putting a heavy emphasis on women's issues. Fluke, a Georgetown student, testified before Congress earlier this year in favor of health insurance granting coverage of contraception. Her stance was cheered by women's rights advocates and many on the left -- but denounced by conservative outlets, including the influential radio host. Limbaugh slurred the 31-year-old student as a "slut" and a "prostitute," creating a frenzy that led some of his advertisers to abandon him. While Limbaugh later apologized,...
  • CNN Priorities USA Fact Check (Steelworker's wife 'killed' by Romney quit job w/ health insurance)

    08/07/2012 5:34:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 87 replies
    CNN via YouTube ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012
    No description at YouTube, so my write up:CNN's Brianna Kielar spoke with Joe Soptic, a former steelworker featured in a new pro-Obama super PAC ad who was laid off in 2001 when Bain Capital closed the company he had worked at for a reported 30 years. Without directly accusing Soptic and Priorities USA of being despicable liars, CNN lets its reporting call them out as despicable liars. Soptic told CNN his wife had her own health insurance at her own job when he was laid off. Soptic said his wife quit her job a year or two later due to...
  • smallest government in 45 years? (be ready for a talking point)

    08/07/2012 7:20:58 AM PDT · by HenryArmitage · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8/3/2012 | Jordan Weissmann
    Since the official end of the Great Recession, America's public sector has shrunk. And shrunk. And shrunk some more. We've said goodbye to about 600,000 government jobs, handing the economy a nasty self-inflicted wound in the process. But how small has our public sector really become? Here's one way to think about it: Compared to our population, it hasn't been this size since 1968. Your dreams are coming true Baby Boomers. We're almost all the way back to the Summer of Love! First, credit where it's due. The Hamilton Project has produced a beautiful graph illustrating the government employment to...
  • WashPost's Miller: Media Should Ignore 'Astroturf' Black Pastors Opposing Obama

    08/04/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    On the Saturday Washington Post “On Faith” page, columnist and Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller insisted it was not a news story that black ministers came to the National Press Club and insisted Obama’s support for gay marriage “might cost him the election.” It’s not a story, Miller insisted, because Rev William Owens is “enough to make a cynic blush...He’s a figurehead in what political operatives call an ‘Astroturf’ campaign...and his threat is not a threat.” Miller complained about the news sites that somehow found this “nearly empty” press conference newsworthy: CNN, Fox News, NBC, the New York Post, the...
  • Obama Has A Gigantic Lead in the Most Biased Poll Ever

    08/02/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Mike10542 · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 2, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama has one of the biggest leads we've seen for him in quite a long time in a new Pew Research Poll: He's up 10 points over Mitt Romney. Don't take much from it, though. Pew's sample of registered voters is highly skewed, oversampling Democrats by almost 20 points. Pew surveyed 1,956 registered voters. Of those, 42 percent were Democrats and just 23 percent were Republicans. We can't remember a poll being that imbalanced. Pew's poll in June also slightly oversampled Democrats and gave Obama a 7-point lead. So what we can take from this is that Independents...
  • Anti-gay marriage controversy draws crowd to local Chick-fil-As [Chicago]

    08/02/2012 3:16:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 2, 2012 | JOSH MCGHEE AND CASEY TONER
    Photo gallery and article: "For many who went to eat at Chicago-area Chick-fil-As Wednesday amidst calls to support the company president’s anti-gay marriage stance, it didn’t come down to whether they agreed with him or not. Rather, they said, it was simply to show they supported Dan Cathy’s right to espouse his beliefs — beliefs that they said shouldn’t impact whether another Chick-fil-A should be allowed to open in the city. “I came out to support freedom of speech,” said Bob Matter, a paralegal and self-described atheist, liberal and supporter of gay marriage. Matter, like hundreds of others, flocked to...
  • Shep Smith Makes Apparent Slam Of Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day As ‘National Day Of Intolerance’

    08/01/2012 9:29:37 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 85 replies
    http://www.mediaite.com ^ | August 1st, 2012 | by Tommy Christopher
    As one of the main charms of Fox News’ Studio B With Shepard Smith is that anything can happen, and it usually does. For example, as Smith was tossing to commercial Wednesday afternoon, he took what seemed like a hard shot at former Arkansas Governor and Fox stablemate Mike Huckabee‘s “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day,” invented to celebrate that restaurant chain’s opposition to marriage equality. Delivering one of those banal date-related factoids that news shows throw out there every so often, Smith said “It’s National Badminton Day,” then added “forget National Day of Intolerance, let’s just stay with badminton.” Smith has previously...
  • Famous For His Hates: The Cool, Witty Gore Vidal

    08/01/2012 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Drango · 32 replies
    npr ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Chris Bram
    Chris Bram is the author of the novel Gods and Monsters. Gore Vidal was famous for his hates: academia, presidents, whole portions of the American public and, most notably, Truman Capote. Yet he could be incredibly generous to other writer friends. He wrote beautiful, appreciative essays about Tennessee Williams and Dawn Powell. He was a man of many facets and endless contradictions. He achieved his first notoriety in 1948 when he was only 22, for his novel, The City and the Pillar. It was the fullest, most frank portrait of gay American life at that time. The book wasn't autobiographical...
  • Heckling Romney Abroad

    08/01/2012 7:36:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Mitt Romney might have thought it was eminently sensible in an NBC interview in London to repeat exactly what the TV networks had already reported on security at the London Olympics, namely, that there was room for concern. Romney succeeded only in demonstrating how unbelievably shameless and partisan our "objective" media can be. The networks and national newspapers aggressively declared Romney had committed a diplomatic fiasco overseas and repeated London tabloid headlines heckling Romney with insults, such as "Mitt the Twit." Here's what the networks said pre-Romney. On the July 24 "Good Morning America," ABC reporter Nick Schifrin lamented "an...
  • Swing states give Obama the edge

    07/30/2012 2:41:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/2012 | Niall Stanage
    President Obama has an overall edge in the 12 decisive battleground states that is measurably greater than his advantage in national polling. The dynamic, which may reflect a combination of lower swing-state unemployment rates and demographic advantages for the president, is causing stirrings of unease among Republicans, even as they emphasize that it is important not to read too much into the state of the race right now. “Obama is concentrating his considerable early resources and messaging in the swing states, and it’s had an impact,” said Mark McKinnon, who served as a media adviser for President George W. Bush’s...
  • Pathetic Liberals at Newsweek Recycle Wimp Cover -- and Drag Me Into It This Time

    07/30/2012 12:10:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And now I'm in a controversy with Romney. Newsweek magazine, Tina Brown's magazine, now owned Barry Diller. Newsweek: "The Wimp Factor -- Is Romney just too insecure to be president?" There's the Newsweek cover. I want to take you back, October 1987, Newsweek, same magazine, "George H. W. Bush: Fighting the Wimp Factor." They're just recycling. Tina Brown is simply recycling a 1987 cover, George Bush running for president the first time taking over for Ronaldus Magnus, fighting the wimp factor, and now here Romney, Romney, the wimp factor. Is he just at a insecure? Now, what's...
  • Margaret Sanger Named One of 20 Most Influential Americans Ever

    07/28/2012 1:14:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/27/12 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    Influence is neutral. By itself it means having a profound effect on something, but that something can be good or bad. Therefore, I can’t argue with Time Magazine’s list of The 20 Most Influential Americans of All Time that happens to include the person who has most influenced the destruction of humanity, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. I have to agree with Time’s assessment that she is one of the most influential Americans of all time because her negative influence has been responsible for the deaths of millions, far exceeding that of Hitler’s influence in World War II, whom we...
  • NYT: Journalism Is Dead — For Now

    07/26/2012 4:41:51 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-26-012 | Tom Blumer
    The lack of reaction to a New York Times report filed by Jeremy Peters on July 15 and found on the front page of the its July 16 print edition has, at least to me, been nothing short of stunning. .... What Peters told readers, in essence, is that White House officials, the Obama administration in general, the Obama for America campaign, the campaign of presidential challenger Mitt Romney (though the evidence Peters provided is thin and seems to relate largely to the candidate’s family), and powerful Washington politicians on Capitol Hill are dictating what the press will print concerning...
  • Andrea Mitchell Dismisses Romney VFW Reception: It's a 'Very Conservative' Group

    07/24/2012 4:55:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 25, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    Minutes after Mitt Romney addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday, NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell appeared on MSNBC to downplay the GOP candidate's positive reception: "...this is a conservative group....This is a very conservative foreign policy group and there's no question that they would be predisposed, I think, more towards being in the Republican camp than the Democratic camp."Mitchell was responding to host Craig Melvin fretting over Romney's tone in the speech: "...a fairly aggressive attack. I don't know if that's exactly what we were expecting from his address there at the VFW. A stark contrast...
  • Newsweek Seeks former Chick-Fil-A Employee "to spill the beans on life (at) antigay company"

    07/24/2012 6:26:13 PM PDT · by Diago · 97 replies
    Chick-Fil-A came under criticism this month after a report by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010. “Guilty as charged,” the fast-food chain’s president Dan Cathy said over allegations that his company is antigay (“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit.”). So. Here we are. Tumblr, listen up. We’re hoping to find a current or former employee of Chick-Fil-A who might want to spill the beans on life inside the alleged antigay company. If that’s you, or you know someone who might...
  • After nearly 4 years of Obama, is white America still uneasy w/a black man in the White House?

    07/24/2012 10:22:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | July 22, 2012 | John Farmer
    This is the story of a dinner party. It occurred in a suburban middle-class community — maybe slightly upscale middle class, but not much — just outside one of our big cities. Pretty typical place. The guests all knew each other. They were neighbors or friends or acquaintances who’d been to these parties many times. They were white, every one, mostly businessmen and their wives, and some engineers who work or once worked in the nearby defense industries. The postdinner conversation was the usual stuff — who’s moving in, who’s moving out. Anybody heard from Ralph since he moved to...
  • Are the Polls Skewed Toward Obama?

    07/23/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | July 20, 2012 | Jay Cost
    A topic that inevitably receives a lot of focus during election season is the partisan spread of the major media polls. Conservatives regularly complain that the polls are tilted against their side, and thus favor the Democrats. They have a point. To be sure, we can conclude that without accusing any pollster of malfeasance. In this essay, Mark Blumenthal of the Huffington Post correctly notes that the problem gets down to using registered voter polls. These tend to oversample Democrats. The argument in support of them is that, while a likely voter screen would draw a larger Republican sample, it...
  • Politically Ill Leftists Exploit an Unspeakable Human Tragedy

    07/23/2012 1:49:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A little statistic for you. Since the beginning of 2012 -- we're almost now to August, so we've got seven months in, pretty much seven months in. Since the start of 2012, the death count in Chicago is 274. In seven months, the death count in Chicago, 274. They have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, just as they do in Colorado. You know, all of us have certain traits that reflect upon our character, and when those characteristics, when those traits cluster in a manner that causes a person to function in a...
  • Is Obama Ripping Off the Mask?

    07/17/2012 7:30:30 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2012 | James Lewis
    American candidates for president have a predictable trajectory. [snip] "...Obama has been going off the standard script -- most recently by attacking capitalism in radical terms. Namely, "If you've got a business -- you (you didn't build that) Somebody else made that happen." Democratic senators are reportedly "horrified" by Obama's behavior.[snip] If Breitbart is right, the (Obama raising money in China)
  • Ron Paul: Romney should release more tax returns

    07/17/2012 12:44:19 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-17-12 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) With pressure building on Mitt Romney to release more of his past tax returns, Ron Paul on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus of people - including some Republicans - who say Romney should just bite the bullet and release the returns, according to Politico. "Politically, I think that would help him," said Paul, Romney's former Republican presidential rival, in an interview with Politico. "In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want." Democrats and the Obama campaign have relentlessly hammered Romney in recent days for his...
  • MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Accuses Rush Limbaugh Of Giving Romney 'Racist Advice' (video)

    07/16/2012 10:59:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | July 17, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    The race card is the last refuge of a liberal scoundrel.
  • White House: Stimulus ‘Widely Recognized To Have Broken The Back Of The Recession’

    07/14/2012 7:14:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 55 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 2012 | Editor
    White House Press Secretary must be going through a couple of bottle of Scotch a day in order to maintain any demeanor of holding things together because his rhetoric is as reprehensible as Barack Obama’s. “The entire purpose of the Recovery Act was to grow the American economy and grow American jobs here at home, and that’s what it did. It’s widely recognized to have broken the back of the recession,” he said at Thursday’s briefing. explicitly claimed that if he got the stimulus money, which was in excess of $800 billion of tax payer money, that the unemployment rate...
  • No booing as Joe Biden tells NAACP that Mitt Romney's policies would hurt working black families

    07/12/2012 9:24:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/12/12 | Juan Lozano and Ken Thomas - ap
    HOUSTON -- Vice President Joe Biden rallied support for President Barack Obama before the nation's largest civil rights organization on Thursday, telling the NAACP that Obama has the "character of his convictions." Biden drew cheers as he credited Obama for championing a landmark health care law, launching the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and stepping in to rescue the financial system and U.S. automakers General Motors and Chrysler. "He has put country first," Biden said. ... The vice president countered that Romney's policies would hurt black working families, and he outlined detailed differences between Obama and Romney...