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  • PunditFact Lies Again

    10/30/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Larry Elder
    PunditFact strikes again. For the second time. PunditFact is a so-called truth-seeking column by the Tampa Bay Times. Its website describes the feature as "dedicated to checking the accuracy of claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers, political analysts, the hosts and guests of talk shows." President Barack Obama, for example, recently made the following patently wrongheaded claim: "The states that have raised the minimum wage have had faster job growth than the states that haven't raised the minimum wage." This claim implies a causal connection between raising the minimum wage and prosperity. Minimum-wage hikes do not provoke growth. Indeed, the reverse...
  • Environmentalists: The World Could Use A Good Pandemic Or War

    10/30/2014 5:01:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    In the late 1960s through the 1970s, there was a panic that the Earth’s population, if not controlled, would lead to mass food shortages, water shortages, death, wars and the end of civilization as it existed. But much like the “global cooling” movement during the same period, it was proven to be horribly, horribly wrong. The book “The Population Bomb,” published in 1968, warned that by the 1980s there would be massive upheaval and starvation because of overpopulation. The 80s came and went, and even though the Earth’s population has nearly doubled, from 4 billion in 1974 to 7 billion...
  • Our Make-It-Up World

    10/30/2014 4:39:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do bothersome facts matter anymore? Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those fantasies were both demonstrably untrue and did not matter, given the supposedly noble aims of health care reform. The Islamic State is at times dubbed jayvee, a manageable problem, and a dangerous enemy -- or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of any given week. Some days Americans are told there is no...
  • Getting Stuff Done

    10/30/2014 4:31:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Prognosticators are predicting a Republican takeover of the United States Senate, and a pickup of a few seats in the House of Representatives. Driven in large part by the unpopularity of President Barack Obama (latest Gallup poll 42 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove of Obama), this potential change in control provides both an opportunity and a risk for Republicans. The Republicans have an opportunity to set out a clear agenda and provide 2016 voters with a clear contrast between themselves and the Democrats. But they also face a risk: that they will battle among themselves or overreach and fail in...
  • It's Obama's Own Ineptitude That's Stoking Ebola Fears

    10/30/2014 4:23:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/29/2014 | IBD Staff
    Leadership: President Obama this week tried to tamp down public concerns about the Ebola outbreak. But it's not the disease that has Americans so alarmed as the festering incompetence on display at the White House.
  • McINNES: Why They Hate Us

    10/30/2014 4:18:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 10-29-2014 | Gavin McInnes
    Bill Maher has been banned from Berkley due to his Islamaphobic beliefs. He’s been in the hot seat for weeks now because he dared to imply there may be an innate streak of violence within Islam that has nothing to do with our foreign policy. This is blasphemy among the left; they are happy to sacrifice one of their own to the Gods of political correctness if he strays from the path. The “Why they hate us” meme is the myth that will not die. Suicidal maniacs are portrayed by both sides of the American political spectrum as rational adults...
  • Obama's arguments against an Ebola quarantine make no sense

    10/30/2014 3:23:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/29/2014 | John Merline
    President Obama keeps saying that a mandatory quarantine of health workers returning from Ebola-afflicted countries is wrong. But the reasons he gives don't make logical sense. Why, for example, should soldiers returning from those countries stay isolated for 21 days — as now mandated by Defense Secretary Hagel — before returning to society, but not doctors, nurses or social workers who are far more likely to have been in direct contact with Ebola patients? Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/102914-724069-obama-arguments-against-ebola-quarantine-do-not-make-sense.htm#ixzz3HcejT7on Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
  • DEBATE REVIEW: Mary’s No Good, Very Bad Night (Still exempt Landrieu a crook?)

    10/30/2014 2:50:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 10/30/14 | MacAoidh
    Well, that got ugly pretty fast. In the last debate before Tuesday’s Senate primary election, the three major candidates took to the LSU Manship School of Journalism podiums (or is it podia?) and gave the voters an hour’s worth of speechifying as to why they deserve our votes. Or in Mary Landrieu’s case, why she’s ready to become a lobbyist. **SNIP** It might have been as good an answer as she could have given, and since Cassidy had already received a max-out donation from Bollinger for this cycle even before he declared for the Senate he probably wasn’t quite the...
  • Kaci Hickox, Self-Absorbed Hero

    10/30/2014 2:14:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-30-2014 | Mark Davis
    There is something uniquely jarring about a display of selfish insolence from someone who is so praiseworthy in other respects. Maddening traits usually come from maddening people, as their true character surfaces. But the insults delivered to a concerned nation by heroic nurse Kaci Hickox are particularly hard to absorb, because the proper reaction of revulsion does not mix well with the sentiments we would like to be sending her way. Those sentiments would be: We are so glad you are home safely, we pray for you to remain symptom-free, and most of all, we honor you for the courage...
  • The science on isolating health care workers

    10/29/2014 10:39:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 29, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On Monday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Thomas Frieden announced a new policy on health care workers returning from Ebola-plagued West Africa. Parroting President Obama’s Saturday radio address, Frieden cautioned that Americans must be “guided by the science,” not fear. Sorry. The Obama administration’s halfway approach is based on political correctness, not science. And it is a gamble. According to Frieden, about five health care workers fly back from West Africa to the U.S. every day, landing at Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, New York’s JFK or Dulles outside of Washington, D.C. For months, the CDC did almost nothing to...
  • Obama USING Marxist Experience to PROMOTE Muslim Expansion

    10/28/2014 2:52:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    There are several debates when it comes to Barack Obama. One has to do with whether he is more Marxist or more Muslim. The answer may involve his usage of one to promote the elevation of the other ... Though Brzezinski rightly expressed concerns that the ‘Arab Spring’ could turn into the ‘Arab Winter’, he essentially advocated a repeat of his 1979 Afghanistan strategy in Libya ... After Gadhafi was overthrown, four Americans were murdered in Benghazi and the U.S. abandoned its embassy in Tripoli. Those of us with much less worldly experience knew it was a bad idea. How...
  • Obama Administration Finally Identifies The Middle East’s Biggest Problem: Israel

    10/29/2014 6:09:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10-29-14 | David Harsanyi
    The Atlantic’s Jeffery Goldberg has written a piece detailing the deteriorating relationship between Israel and the Obama administration. The chief purpose of Goldberg’s piece is to humiliate Benjamin Netanyahu. None of this is especially shocking, considering the antagonism the administration has shown towards the Jewish State from the start. It’s the sort of antipathy Goldberg identified as Jewish paranoia back in 2008. Goldberg begins his piece with the following: The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. ‘The thing...
  • The Obama-Netanyahu Feud

    10/29/2014 6:07:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    New York Sun ^ | October 29, 2014
    “Chickensh--t” is the word an aide at the State Department is using to describe Prime Minister Netanyahu, according to Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic. Another Obama administration official calls the Israeli premier a “coward.” The officials lacked the courage to speak on the record, but if Mr. Goldberg reported they said it, you can take it to the bank. Another adjective the Atlantic legman says he’s heard used about Mr. Netanyahu is “aspergery,” meaning having difficulties with social intercourse. This about a leader who, in Mr. Netanyahu, has kept together a long-term coalition government in the planet’s liveliest parliamentary democracy....
  • Obama holds photo op with doctors who worked in west Africa —

    10/29/2014 5:34:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So here’s the big symbolic “screw you, Chris Christie” press conference that I thought was going to happen yesterday. Christie wants mandatory precautionary quarantines of health-care workers returning from the hot zone, so Obama’s going to show him what a hysterical overreaction that is by appearing personally with some of those workers. Who, by the way, are currently still in the incubation period. “What about science?” wondered Noah on Twitter. Just learned returning health workers that just met with President @BarackObama still within 21 day monitoring period for #ebola— Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta) October 29, 2014 Explain this to me....
  • Dear Jews: Stop the Obama Paranoia

    10/29/2014 5:01:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 50 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 8 2008 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    I can't tell you how many e-mails I've received in the past two weeks that attempt to revive all of the absurd fears about Barack Obama, mainly of the sort that suggest he's a Manchurian Candidate who has been groomed his entire life by some Middle Eastern version of KAOS to seize the White House and immediately annihilate Israel. It's craziness of this sort: ...snip... So, all you rumor-mongering, fever-headed Jewish conspiracists: Support McCain, if you want, and there are credible reasons for doing so, but stop smearing Obama in the face of overwhelming evidence that the man is a...
  • hysterical media tell us to calm down

    10/29/2014 4:07:57 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 29 Oct 2014 | Ann Coulter
    In the past week, The New York Times has ridiculed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Chris Christie for having "fed panic" by ordering quarantines for health workers arriving from Ebola-plagued countries. NBC News' Brian Williams opened his broadcast last Friday announcing that the Obama administration was trying "to restrain the Ebola panic." MSNBC's Rachel Maddow complained that the "hysteria" over Ebola was getting "stupider." I haven't noticed any panic. If you want panic, review media coverage of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. That hair-on-fire coverage was based entirely, it turns out, on the media's gullibly swallowing inaccurate accounts of...
  • Election could tip historic number of legislatures into Republican hands

    10/29/2014 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | october 29, 2014 | Reid Wilson
    Republicans have the opportunity to take control of a record number of state legislative chambers across the country this year, as Democrats play defense in unfavorable terrain. The Republican landslide in 2010 and the subsequent redistricting process in 2012 gave the GOP control of a nearly unprecedented number of legislative chambers. Today, the party controls 59 of the 98 partisan chambers in 49 states, while Democrats control only 39 chambers (One legislature, Nebraska’s is officially nonpartisan). Once election results are tabulated in the 6,049 legislative races on the ballot in 46 states this year, Republicans could find themselves running even...
  • Election News Worsens for the Democrats; Millennials Want Republicans in Charge

    10/29/2014 3:58:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're a week away from the big election and we have news in that regard. You know, I haven't spent a lot of time -- I've spent some but, you know, I've not gone wall-to-wall on the election and polls and all of that up until now because it really hasn't meant much. Now it starts. The polling data and all of the reporting on the election, it's about now, particularly in midterm elections, that you can begin to, I don't know, trust at least more than, say, a week ago, a month ago, two months ago...
  • Kay Hagan's corporatism and cronyism enriches her campaign, family

    10/29/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 29, 2014 | Timothy P. Carney
    North Carolina’s Senate race has become the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history. This is fitting, given how much in government goodies Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s donors and family have at stake. Hagan consistently votes for government to pick winners and losers — through grants, loan guarantees, and special one-time tax breaks. Those winners align very nicely with her donors, the companies she’s invested in, and even her own family’s bank account. One of Hagan’s first votes in Washington was for President Obama’s 2009 stimulus. JDC Manufacturing, a company partly owned by her husband Chip, received about $390,000 in...
  • My "Quarantine Christie" Line Hijacks Cable News

    10/29/2014 3:43:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, my one little line (sigh) has once again hijacked cable news. When I jokingly suggested that we need to quarantine Governor Christie, that line has hijacked cable news. We have a montage here. And by the way, they love this storyline. They love this, because now, you see, they're able to present me... Let me tell you why. They're able to present me as the leader of the GOP, because they think that is a negative thing for the GOP. They think that is very damaging to the GOP. One week before the election,...
  • Desperate Colorado Dems: GOP Senate Candidate Cory Gardner Wants to Ban Birth Control

    10/29/2014 3:29:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you heard the latest attempt against Cory Gardner in Colorado? I mean, it's so bad, the Democrats are running commercials saying that he wants to ban condoms. I'm not kidding you. He's only one of the guys that suggested making birth control available over-the-counter without a prescription to blunt this silly War on Women thing. Udall, his opponent, is simply repeating things. Udall, I don't even think his mind is in the can. He's a walking, talking robot. So while Gardner is talking about making birth control available over-the-counter, Udall is, for two weeks after that,...
  • New Democrat Tactic: "Voter Shaming"

    10/29/2014 3:20:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, what is voter shaming? In North Carolina they're having the same problem, the Democrats are. It's not as pronounced as Colorado because Kay Hagan hasn't begun the silly implosion. Actually she has. It just hasn't registered yet. I mean, this woman, stimulus money went to her family? Her family is wealthy. She's flip-flopped on all kinds of things. The incompetence that is finally on display that is the Democrat Party, is just not a surprise to me, but so many people are finally seeing it. They're reacting in ways that we would all hope. "The North...
  • Most Expensive Housing Markets in US are in Liberal Districts

    10/29/2014 1:07:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Here's an interesting article thanks to Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at Trulia Trends via Washington Post Wonkblog: The most expensive housing markets in the U.S. are also the most liberal. The relationship between housing affordability and politics in the US is startlingly strong as these charts by Jed Kolko shows. Median asking price in dollars per square foot is on the vertical axis. Margin for Obama over Romney in the 2012 election is on the horizontal axis. With the exception of Orange County California, all of the high priced counties voted for Obama. The Washington Post notes .... Nine of...
  • Ebola Emergencies and Questionable Quarantines

    10/29/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    In a 1993 decision upholding the involuntary hospitalization of a Newark man with tuberculosis, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Donald Goldman noted that "the claim of 'disease' in a domestic setting has the same kind of power as the claim of 'national security' in matters relating to foreign policy." Goldman's point is worth keeping in mind as states such as New York and New Jersey implement quarantine policies that most experts view as a panicky overreaction to the potential threat posed by medical workers returning from Africa after treating Ebola patients. Abuse of the authority to restrict liberty in the...
  • Canadian Attack Prompts Absurd Reactions

    10/29/2014 12:14:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Some warped minds believe that when a nation suffers a terrorist attack, it somehow deserved it and should set about doing some soul searching. Implicit in this argument is the notion that the attacker was somehow justified in his heinous actions -- there was no other option but to lash out violently. Except that there is. Even the Islamic State could choose to exercise unofficial diplomacy through a sympathetic Persian Gulf country. But it doesn't, because the Islamic State isn't interested in diplomacy -- yet some critics expect Western democracies to suck it up whatever terrorism comes their...
  • Obama So Unpopular, Even MA Dems Don't Want Him Campaigning in Their State

    10/29/2014 7:39:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    http://media.townhall.com/townhall/reu/ha/2014/301/72a67c30-6141-4574-bf5e-089df2ca38f7.jpg> WASHINGTON - Americans go to the polls in seven days to cast their votes in a midterm election that's shaping up to be an angry outcry over the disastrous direction of the country. For the past six years, the Democrats have effectively been in charge by virtue of the fact that Barack Obama sits in the White House, setting policy, and his party is in control of the Senate (at least for now) that can block any legislation passed by the House Republicans. But even though Democrats control the major gates of power, Obama and his party have sought...
  • Saving Private Turner

    10/29/2014 7:11:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Pfc. Due W. Turner is no longer the unknown soldier of Columbia County, Arkansas. At last his name has been added to the monument dedicated to the country's veterans on the courthouse square in Magnolia, Arkansas. That empty space on the list of Columbia County's veterans of World War II had stood waiting to be filled all these years, like a silent sentinel. The committee in charge of the monument, once it learned that one of the county's own had been overlooked all these years, did its duty -- just as Private Turner had done his. At long last, it...
  • Gino Bartali: The man who helped save Italy's Jews("Italy's very own version of Babe Ruth")

    10/29/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2014 | James Masters
    (CNN) -- "He never asked nor accepted any reward, because he was good and simple and did not think that one did good for a reward." (Primo Levi, If This Is A Man) Gino Bartali wanted to keep it to himself. How could a man, so famous and so revered, keep it a secret for so long? "Good is something you do, not something you talk about," Bartali once explained. "Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket." He was Italy's very own version of Babe Ruth -- a man whose personality, character and success transcended sport....
  • Let’s Start Treating Humans Humanely

    10/29/2014 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Arina Grossu
    Imagine being torn apart, limb from limb until you bled to death. That would be excruciating pain, right? This is not a mere cruel thought about the medieval act of quartering. A modern day punishment is being inflicted on innocent, vulnerable human beings who can feel pain. The 1999 U.S. Supreme Court case of Stenberg v. Carhart reveals the ugly reality of abortion of pain-capable pre-born children via dismemberment, where the child’s arms and legs are twisted off by the abortionist using a steel clamp. Dr. Carhart, the abortionist on trial, confirmed that the preborn child can be alive at...
  • Turn Down for What?

    10/29/2014 6:08:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On the way to the airport the other day, my Uber driver, an elderly Russian chap, turned on a Top 40 radio station. Not being one to complain, I actually sat and listened to the lyrics. The song blasting through the speakers of the late-model Honda Civic was titled "Habits." The singer, a young, presumably wealthy Swede named Tove Lo (actual name: Tove Nilsson), warbles about her need to visit sex clubs, do drugs, "binge on all my Twinkies, throw up in the tub." She laments that she "drank up all my money." Why? Well, she explains, "You're gone and...
  • Let Erik Prince and Blackwater Take on ISIS – To Kill Them, Not “Degrade” Them

    10/29/2014 5:57:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Like many liberal criticisms of market-based solutions to public policy problems, the idea of privatized armies is likely to conjure images of rogue mercenaries advertising in the back of Soldier of Fortune magazine. However, many of today’s paid civilian soldiers are highly skilled and professional former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and Marines. They often are employed by private contractors because of their effectiveness as support staff, training instructors, security personnel, and occasionally as combat-ready operators. They are trained and ready to kill the enemy, not “degrade” him. Such contractors have been instrumental in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; filling...
  • A D.C. cure: Take the Hard Votes

    10/29/2014 5:38:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't bugs of our constitutional system, they're features. And while everyone likes to see their preferred policies sail through Congress, on the whole I think we've been well served by those features for two centuries. That said, in the spirit of compromise so lacking in Washington, I would like to offer a suggestion for how to fix the alleged dysfunction in...
  • Hillary Clinton Flunks Economics

    10/29/2014 5:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Liberals have this terrible and annoying habit of congratulating themselves for their intellectual heft merely because they hold liberal views. Once this arrogant notion reigns, it's tough for liberals to acknowledge when one of their own says something so remarkably untrue and stupid that it makes you wonder just how ignorant is the liberal really. At an event for Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley in Boston on Oct. 24, Hillary Clinton told the assembled Democratic faithful: "Don't let anybody tell you that, you know, it's corporations and businesses that create jobs." This makes about as much sense as "Don't let...
  • Africa: A Tragic Continent

    10/28/2014 7:25:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Walter Williams
    Though there's a strong case for us to help with the Ebola crisis, the worst thing Westerners could do to Africa would be to send more foreign aid. Foreign aid provides the financial resources that enable Africa's grossly corrupt and incompetent regimes to buy military equipment, pay off cronies and continue to oppress their people. It also provides resources for the leaders to live lavishly and set up "retirement" accounts in foreign banks.
  • Incumbents Always Win

    10/29/2014 4:51:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | John Stossel
    I'm told that the public is "angry" at today's politicians. Eighty-two percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing. So will Tuesday's election bring a big shakeup? No. Congressional reelection rates never drop below 85 percent. The last big "wave" election was 1994, when Democrats lost control of both houses. The media called it a "revolution," and the late Peter Jennings from ABC likened Americans to 2-year-olds throwing a tantrum. Even that year, the reelection rate was 90 percent.Matt Kibbe of the group FreedomWorks and Hadley Heath Manning of Independent Women's Forum came on my show to say they don't...
  • Editorial: SC, US need Lindsey Graham in Senate

    10/28/2014 11:45:00 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    The State ^ | October 28, 2014 | Editorial Board
    COLUMBIA, SC — THE GOOD THING about Brad Hutto is that he doesn’t try to convince us that Lindsey Graham is a liberal. Which is to say that, unlike the six opponents Mr. Graham easily swept aside in the Republican primary, and unlike the reality-show self-promoter who is self-financing a quixotic independent campaign against him, Mr. Hutto is not unhinged from reality. To the contrary, Mr. Hutto has had a respectable career in the state Senate, where, despite being part of an ever-dwindling minority party, he has had a significant amount of influence on public policy — sometimes for good,...
  • How well did the Fed's stimulus work? ($4 TRILLION quantitative easing drawing to a close)

    10/28/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28/14 | MATTHEW CRAFT
    NEW YORK — Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up. Over the past five years, as the Fed has pumped ever-more money into the financial system, critics have warned that it would lead to all kinds of disasters. Yet the central bank kept extending its bond-buying program, known by the wonky name of quantitative easing, or QE. It was an unprecedented effort aimed at lowering borrowing costs, encouraging spending and reviving a dormant economy before it could slip back into...
  • Black Chicago Activists Turn on Obama

    10/28/2014 1:56:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, this story about black activists trashing and dumping the Democrat Party, it's out of Chicago. It is Chicago activists. It's a video. It's just been posted by Drudge on his home page, and I've got the eager staff working on putting that video together so I can share it with you. But here are some quotes from the video. All I know is, these are Chicago political activists, and they're fed up. They're fed up with the Democrat Party. "My life has been hurt by Democrats. Everything wrong in our community is under Democrats. Black leadership's...
  • Democrats Can Run, But They Can’t Hide

    10/28/2014 1:28:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    National Review online ^ | October 28, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: “He can run but he can’t hide.” In the Congressional elections this year, many Democrats are running away from Barack Obama, but they can’t hide their record of voting for Obama’s agenda more than 90 percent of the time. Now that the Western democracies have learned the hard way what the consequences are when you admit all sorts of people into your country — including people who hate both the principles and the people of your society — will that cause...
  • States Should Change Their Election Laws To Permit Negative Voting

    10/28/2014 1:13:59 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 28, 2014 | George Leef
    I live in North Carolina where, for months now, the airwaves have been filled with attack ads. If you believe Kay Hagan’s ads, victory for her Republican opponent, Thom Tillis, would be disastrous for the people of the state. And if you believe the Tillis ads, keeping Hagan in the Senate would be equally horrible. Each candidate assumes that persuading the voter that the other is a terrible choice should translate into a vote for him or her. That is largely how our electoral system works – voters are mainly dragooned into casting their ballots for the lesser of two...
  • The Old Playbook Backfires on Democrats

    10/28/2014 11:43:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We've got Democrats apparently running away from Dingy Harry. We've got the War on Women not working in Colorado in the Cory Gardner race and this Udall character. The theory behind the War on Women not working, and there's a reason why it isn't, and it's because of something that Gardner's done. But the media is saying that the reason that the War on Women campaign theme, the Democrats have had success with it, the reason it's not working is because single women, who are the targets of the War on Women, don't turn out in midterm...
  • Quarantine Barack Obama! (Best Idea Ever)

    10/28/2014 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: If there was a word, if there was a word that I would attach to the news today, it would be "clarity." Some things are starting to come into focus. Well, to people like you and me they have been in focus for a long time, but that focus and that clarity is starting to be reflected in the Drive-Bys as they continue to spin for what they now obviously believe is gonna be a pretty big Republican win one week from today. I know some of you might think, "Hey, Rush, don't be fooled. They're sandbagging."...
  • EDITORIAL: Running against Obama’s postponed November surprises

    10/28/2014 10:48:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Editorial
    President’s postelection agenda is both secret and obviousBefore Americans vote next week they deserve to know what President Obama has in store for them. The administration’s near-term plans on health care, the environment, immigration, nominees for high office and other issues are shrouded in mystery. It doesn’t take much of a crystal ball to guess what lies just ahead, but the people should hear it from the source. Mr. Obama isn’t talking. He says his policies are on the ballot, and he knows that the less the voters know, the better for Democratic candidates. The White House wants no repeat...
  • Dick Morris: Obama, Democrats Want Control of Internet Speech

    10/27/2014 6:23:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 27 Oct 2014 | Dick Morris
    Not content with the total bias and domination of the news networks, CNN, and the nation's leading newspapers, the Democrats on the Federal Election Commission have moved to assert federal control over Internet political speech. Claiming the authority to regulate political postings and blogs as independent campaign expenditures, they want to apply federal campaign finance laws to online voices. According to the Washington Examiner, the three Democrats on the FEC moved at the Oct. 24 meeting to impose "burdensome new rules on Internet-based campaigning." The three Republican members on the commission beat back the measure, warning the proposal would regulate...
  • Voter ID Myth Crashes (Proof The Demonrats Can Not Win Without Voter Fraud)

    10/28/2014 8:00:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Democrats want everyone to vote: old, young, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, citizen, non-citizen. Wait, what was that last one again? We'll get to that. Voter ID laws, passed by 30 states so far, are efforts by legislatures to ensure the integrity of votes. Being asked to show a photo ID can diminish several kinds of fraud, including impersonation, duplicate registrations in different jurisdictions and voting by ineligible people including felons and non-citizens. The Democrats have made a number of arguments against voter ID laws. They argue a) that the problem of voter impersonation or in-person voter fraud is nonexistent, b)...
  • The Ebola Government

    10/28/2014 7:23:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | John Ransom
    Welcome to the infectious disease known as government. And after a six-year incubation period, the voters are getting feverish. According to the latest from CNN, voters are, uh, duh... angry. “Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed,” writes CNN, “and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows.” How about that? If only 53 percent of people disapprove of Obama’s performance I suspect that the poll sample taken was largely made of U.S. Senators....
  • Good Women Have Abortions

    10/28/2014 6:37:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Mike Adams
    UNCW has long been committed to a philosophy of multiculturalism, which suggests that all truth is relative. (But who knows if that's really true!). It is the kind of worldview that allows us to turn a blind eye to evil simply by denying that evil exists. It also allows us to maximize sexual liberty by renouncing all forms of moral judgment. Unfortunately, two of UNCW’s feminist administrators have veered off the script and become moral crusaders in the name of "reproductive justice" - much to the embarrassment of the hire administration (author's note: that last ms-spelling was intentional as was...
  • Reagan's Campaign Speech Continues to Reverberate 50 Years Later

    10/28/2014 5:41:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Michael Barone
    On Oct. 27, 1964, 50 years ago Monday, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on primetime national television in support of the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater. There were no visual diversions, and the production values by today's standards were primitive. Few if any viewers realized it, but they were watching a future president of the United States. But perhaps Ronald Reagan, the man on screen, had an inkling. Higher-ups in the Goldwater campaign didn't want him on the air, for fear he would distract attention from the current candidate. But Reagan, using the negotiating skills...
  • 6 Reasons We Need To Help Republicans Take The Senate Even Though They Stink

    10/28/2014 5:34:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | John Hawkins
    The Democratic Party is systematically destroying America and other than Barack Obama, no one deserves more blame for it than Harry Reid. He may be an excellent politician who runs circles around Mitch McConnell the way Bugs Bunny baffles Elmer Fudd, but he's also a habitually dishonest, mean-spirited sociopath who cares absolutely nothing about the good of the country. The Democrat senators who put Reid into power and went along with Obama deserve to be punished for what they’ve done. Certainly, that doesn't mean the Republicans are wonderful. Just the fact that they allow themselves to be led by a...
  • California Forces Churches to Fund Abortions

    10/28/2014 5:17:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    First, the mayor of Houston flagrantly violated clergy's First Amendment rights, when she subpoenaed sermons, and she still refuses to rescind her mandate. And now California government officials are forcing churches and other faith-based organizations to fund abortions. What's next? Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), the California Department of Managed Health Care has required that all insurance plans in the Golden State cover abortions immediately. The kicker is that California churches are no longer exempt from providing such coverage for their employees -- despite the fact that earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare...