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  • Newt Gingrich: the modern spokesman (Vanity)

    03/15/2012 7:37:53 PM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 26 replies
    Mar. 15th, 2012 | God-fear-republican
    Few days ago, after running close second to Mr. Santorum in Alabama and Mississippi, Mr. Gingrich lamented that nobody and entire nation could not understand him. At that moment, I said to myself, “Mr. Gingrich, now I know for certain that I would cast a vote for you in any political election!” I have found a true patriotic visionary whose aspiration is to lead the country to her past greatness, not to run just for the grandiosity of Presidency. No one understands him. Political pundits enjoy listening to his speech and keep wondering why he did not break out as...
  • RutherfordGate: Historian Responds to President Obama’s Hayes Slur

    03/15/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    New York News and Features ^ | 3/15/2012 | Dan Amira
    It's not unusual for President Obama to criticize his Republican predecessors from time to time, but this morning, he targeted his scorn not at George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan, but ... Rutherford B. Hayes. As Politico reported: Speaking about the need to develop new sources of American energy in Largo, Md., Obama used our 19th president as a failure of forward-thinking leadership. "One of my predecessors, President Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone: 'It’s a great invention but who would ever want to use one?'" Obama said. "That's why he's not on Mt. Rushmore."
  • PolitiJim to Newt: Please Quit.

    03/14/2012 9:04:34 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 65 replies
    PolitiJim ^ | March 13, 2012 | Politi Jim
    It’s true that in reality, the “win” didn’t change the delegate count all that much. Give or take, all candidates still split the delegates about 2:1 for Santorum. And it’s true that there are clearly enough “winner take all states” that play to the Gingrich game plan that he could still get to the convention with the most candidates, none having 1,144. But it is also clear to me after analyzing the data, I must intelligently weigh the situation for what is the best prospect to beat Obama and sell conservative policies to the American people to save this Republic....
  • UN rights council delves into US voter I.D. laws

    03/14/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/19/2011 | Eric Shawn
    The controversy over requiring voters to provide photo IDs has reached the world stage. The United Nations Human Rights Council is investigating the issue of American election laws at its gathering on minority rights in Geneva, Switzerland.. This, despite the fact that some members of the council have only in the past several years allowed women to vote, and one member, Saudi Arabia, still bars women from the voting booth completely. Officials from the NAACP are presenting their case against U.S. voter ID laws, arguing to the international diplomats that the requirements disenfranchise voters and suppress the minority vote. Eight...
  • Senate Republicans Dread Drawn-Out GOP Primary

    03/14/2012 8:56:50 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 47 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 14, 2012 | By David M. Drucker
    “Some in the GOP are speculating that the four remaining presidential candidates will be unable to secure the required 1,144 delegates, pushing the decision to a convention floor vote that is typically an orchestrated formality. Senate Republicans expect their party to crown a nominee by the time the primary season ends in June, thus avoiding such a scenario. But they caution that failure to do so would be a political disaster.“It would be a big mistake on our part,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is not aligned with a presidential candidate. “If we don’t have a nominee [until] Labor...

    03/14/2012 3:58:38 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 14 replies
    Mar. 14th 2012 | God-fear-republican
    MATHEMATICALLY MR. ROMNEY CANNOT CLAIM THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE OUTRIGHT (Vanity) After March 13, after Alabama and Miss., Romney gets total of 391 bound delegates and he needs 1,144 for nomination. So he still needs 1,144 – 391 = 753 bound delegates. About 100 bound delegates of Florida and Arizona that Romney “won” will be challenged and will be re-allocated proportionally by CD or will be unbound, so his number will be reduced even further. In the remaining elections, I consider the following states which traditionally more conservative and growing weary of Romney’s electability, the bound delegates probably will be allocated...
  • POLL: Obama vs. Romney in the general election POLL: Romney vs. Obama - who would win?

    03/13/2012 9:47:19 PM PDT · by gop_overkill · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/13/2012 | WEPOLLS.COM
    Even though Romney got killed in the south, I still think he's going to be the nominee. But can he beat Obama?
  • Santorum leads in two southern states

    03/13/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT · by docbnj · 49 replies · 1+ views
    With polls now closed in Mississippi and Alabama, exit polls show Romney with a slight lead in Mississippi and Santorum with a slight lead in Alabama as the race in both states remains too close to call.
  • Senate rejects plan to open Arctic refuge to drilling

    03/13/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2012 | Sean Cockerham
    WASHINGTON _ The Senate on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a sweeping measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to oil drilling, as well as to approve construction of the Keystone pipeline project. Tuesday's vote was the first time in four years that the Senate has voted on a measure including ANWR drilling, and it failed miserably.

    03/13/2012 12:28:25 PM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 39 replies
    Mar. 13th 2012 | God-fear-republican
    THE REAL PICTURE OF REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION BASED ON BOUND DELEGATES. The winner of the first ballot casting at the National Republican Convention will be declared the Party’s nominee to face Obama in November of 2012. So Romney can declare himself an eventual winner of the primary election process ONLY WHEN he can count 1,144 BOUND delegates. However, many states have complicated systems when it comes to allocate their delegates at the National Convention. For example, most Illinois’s 66 delegates, Ohio’s 66, and Penn’s 72 are unbound. We don’t know how many will be bound to which candidates until the...
  • Biden: Obama 'would've been a one-term president' if bin Laden mission had failed

    03/13/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama would have ended up a one-term president if last summer's mission to kill Osama bin Laden had failed, according to Vice President Biden. Biden, speaking Monday night at a small fundraising event for Obama's reelection campaign, contrasted Obama's leadership during his first term with that of House Republicans during the debt-ceiling crisis last summer. “This guy’s got a backbone like a ramrod,” Biden said of Obama, according to the White House pool report. He cited the success of the military mission to capture Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last summer as a decisive moment for his presidency. “He...
  • The futility of Campaign 2012: The horse race is over (Obama Wins. BARF!!)

    03/13/2012 9:27:32 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Salon ^ | 3-12-12 | Tom Schaller
    None of this matters. Not Iowa or New Hampshire. Not South Carolina or even Ohio. Not Mitt Romney’s gaffes, nor Newt Gingrich’s impertinence, nor Rick Santorum’s sanctimonies. Not Sheldon Adelson, not Foster Freiss and not even Rush Limbaugh. The 2012 Republican presidential primary may leave a few lasting memories, and could do some irrevocable damage to the GOP brand. President Barack Obama will undoubtedly end up a bit bruised. But mostly it’s pointless, because the 2012 presidential election is effectively over right now: All of the available data indicate that Romney will be the Republican nominee by end of spring,...
  • "Split" the convention - DON'T Split the Vote in the South! Romney is counting on it.

    03/12/2012 9:23:27 PM PDT · by publius321 · 34 replies ^ | 3/12/2012 | Scott Ryan
    as a Santorum supporter I believe that Santorum voters in Alabama should vote for Newt Gingrich as Santorum will not likely win in either of those states. I do not believe that we can afford to vote for Santorum in those southern states right now because if conservatives SPLIT that southern vote, we are in serious danger of giving Romney a victory there, which would encourage the media to push Romney even harder. Also, Newt supporters should DEFINITELY vote for Santorum in Illinois. Santorum can win that state which Romney was counting on. Newt is polling around 10% in Illinois....
  • Mainstream Media to destroy Romney on Mormonism if he gets Nominated?

    03/12/2012 6:38:14 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 27 replies
    Red County ^ | 3/12/12 | Ben Barrack
    In the last presidential campaign, the peek inside Obama's church came courtesy of the Trinity United Church of Christ's DVDs. They revealed an anti-Semitic pastor whose brand of Christianity was rightly questioned. In 2012, the peek inside Mitt Romney's church will come courtesy of people like Helen Radkey, a former Mormon herself who has uncovered the names of individuals who have been posthumously baptized as Mormons. The mainstream media has already reported on Anne Frank being baptized nine times. There are many, many more. In 2008, conservative media pundits declared the death of journalism, in part, because the mainstream media...
  • Pastor / Santorum supporter Calls out Romney's Religion as "Racist"

    03/12/2012 6:14:08 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 4 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/12/12 | Ben Barrack
    A Florida pastor is calling for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to publicly renounce his "racist Mormon religion." Rev. O'Neal Dozier, a supporter of fellow GOPer Rick Santorum, also insisted that the former governor of Massachusetts should bow out from the presidential race. The pastor explained his requests during a press conference on Sunday, citing several passages in the Book of Mormon that he says prove the religion is rife with racism. "The purpose of this request is to foster and maintain good race relations here in America," Dozier said in a press release. "The Mormon religion is prejudiced against...
  • Mr. Santorum and Gingrich: Time is running out ...

    03/12/2012 12:56:40 PM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 19 replies
    Mar. 12th 2012 | God-fear-republican
    MR. SANTORUM & GINGRICH, PLEASE LISTEN!!! TIME IS RUNNING TO SAVE OUR BELOVED COUNTRY FROM THE DARK SIDE (OBAMA & ROMNEY) (Vanity) There is not a distinction between an Obama and Romney administration: Both are anti-assault weapon. Both are pro-abortion. Both are pro-same-sex marriage. Both are pro-cap-and-trade. Both are pro-governmental healthcare and individual mandate. Both oppress religious freedom and are against conscience clause. Romney is a former Democrat; Obama is a current Democrat. Both come from very liberal states, Illinois and Massachusetts. Time is running out on the possibility to elect a truly conservative President to lead our country out...
  • Francis Cardinal George: How would the Pope decide to vote?

    03/12/2012 11:04:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Catholic New World: Newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago ^ | 03/12/2012 | Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.
    The season of voter primaries is upon us in Chicago and elsewhere. Voting is a moral act, so considering how to vote requires moral deliberation. What are the principles and the issues that help a person of faith decide how to vote? Can the Pope be of help? Since the Pope is sovereign, the question of how to vote doesn’t apply to him personally. But the Holy Father’s Lenten Message for 2012 gives us the framework for shaping our thoughts and honing the considerations we should have in coming to a morally responsible decision on how to vote. Pope Benedict...
  • Obama administration blocks Texas voter ID law

    03/12/2012 10:52:49 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/12 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday blocked a new Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot out of concerns it could harm some Hispanic voters who lack such identification. The state law approved in May 2011 required voters to show government-issued photo identification, which could include a driver's license, a military identification card, a birth certificate with a photo, a current U.S. passport, or a concealed handgun permit. The Justice Department said that data from Texas showed that almost 11 percent of Hispanic voters, just over 300,000, did not have a driver's...
  • No Joy In Romneytown – OpEd

    03/12/2012 9:05:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 12 March, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rarely have Republican voters made it as obvious that they would rather have anyone else than the inevitable nominee. Romney has the delegates summons all the voter enthusiasm of Taft and Ford combined. The establishment, as usual, isn’t paying attention or pondering the implication of a situation where Rick Santorum is repeatedly beating out Romney, not just because of his message, but because any non-Romney is capable of doing the same thing. And has done it. The history of these primaries has been a list of alternative candidates to Romney who is winning because the candidates have either been personally...

    03/12/2012 3:51:59 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 7 replies · 1+ views
    March 12th, 2012 | God-fear-republican
    Dear Sir, I like to present to you a simple but discouraging analysis upon the coming remaining primaries to show the probability that you both can or cannot deny Mr. Romney the outright nomination and force a brokered convention. Each following line will list the state name by its first 3-4 letters, the model I use to estimate the delegate breakdown in parentheses( lib for liberal), total delegates allocated, and delegate shares designated with R for Romney, S for Santorum, and N for Newt. (Based on delegate counts from Real Clear Politics – which calculated Romney has 455, Santorum 199,...