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  • John Kerry Threatens to Kill President Bush on Bill Maher (2008)

    03/30/2010 2:40:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 1,020+ views
    Feed Blog ^ | October 8, 2006 | Kevin Burton
    John Kerry Threatens to Kill President Bush on Bill Maher http://feedblog.org/2006/10/08/john-kerry-threatens-to-kill-president-bush-on-bill-maher/ The recent episode of Bill Maher was awesome. Robin Williams and Richard Clarke were great but what I found really interesting was when John Kerry seemingly threatens to kill President Bush (which is a crime). (Maher asks Kerry what he got his wife for her birthday) kerry: I did not get her catchup *laughs* maher: … you could have gone to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone. *laughs* kerry: I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone. *laughs* (You...
  • In 2006, Obama wrote that Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ and STRAINS Welfare...

    03/20/2016 2:14:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    FB ^ | 03/19/16
    SHOCK FLASHBACK: In 2006, Obama wrote that Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ and STRAINS Welfare... Listen/read for yourself...https://www.facebook.com/numbersusa/videos/1079683218755039/      
  • Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story? (Obama funding)

    09/23/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 39 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | Septwmber 22, 2012 | Frank Miele
    Searching old newspapers is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have tried to use them many times to shed light on current events - or to inform readers about how the past is prologue to our very interesting present-day quandaries. Recently, I came across a syndicated column from November 1979 that seemed to point 30 years into the future toward an obscure campaign issue that arose briefly in the 2008 presidential campaign. Though by no means definitive, it provides an interesting insight, at least, into how Chicago politics intersected with the black power movement and Middle Eastern money at...
  • 2004 Video of Democrats Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam

    09/27/2008 5:05:15 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 8 replies · 1,332+ views
    Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis in 2004. Republicans try to regulate fannie mae and freddie mac without success.
  • Pride Before The Fall (Horowitz Sticks it to the Fundies!)

    05/20/2003 8:14:33 AM PDT · by theoverseer · 676 replies · 1,071+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 5/20/03 | David Horowitz
    In four Gospels - including the Sermon on the Mount - Jesus neglected to mention the subject of homosexuality. But that hasn’t stopped a handful of self-appointed leaders of the so-called Religious Right from deciding that it is an issue worth the presidency of the United States. In what the Washington Times described as a "stormy session" last week, the Rev. Lou Sheldon, Paul Weyrich, Gary Bauer and eight other "social conservatives" read the riot act to RNC chairman Marc Racicot for meeting with the "Human Rights Campaign," a group promoting legal protections for homosexuals. This indiscretion, they said, "could...
  • Unitarians Confirm Our Forecast that Group Sex Will be Next

    12/08/2004 10:14:16 AM PST · by gidget7 · 118 replies · 3,937+ views
    Sen. Kennedy Says Opponents of “Gay Marriage” Are Bigots Sen. Edward Kennedy has told A.P. that opponents of “gay marriage” are bigots. The news service reported last week: “Meanwhile, Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy criticized supporters of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, saying that would be a civil rights setback. “Kennedy said bigotry should not be written into the federal constitution, and constitutional amendments should be about expanding rights and liberties.” Unitarians Confirm Our Forecast that Group Sex Will be Next The Unitarian Church is now welcoming those who believe in group relationships including the practice of “romantic love.”...
  • Kos Celeb (Meet the man who's gunning for Joe Lieberman)

    05/13/2006 3:23:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 585+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 13, 2006 | JAMES TARANTO
    MERIDEN, Conn.--An article on this page prompted Ned Lamont to run for the U.S. Senate against his fellow Democrat, Joseph Lieberman. "When Congressman [John] Murtha stood up and said 'stay the course' is not a winning strategy in Iraq, it was Sen. Lieberman who took the lead and took some of the Republican talking points . . . and wrote the piece in The Wall Street Journal [titled] 'Our Troops Must Stay,' " Mr. Lamont told me Tuesday, when I dropped in at his campaign headquarters here, about 20 miles south of Hartford. That article appeared in November, and it helped persuade Mr....
  • CT Republicans nominate Jodi Rell for Governor; Alan Schlesinger endorsed for U.S. Senate run

    05/21/2006 9:43:58 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1,229+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | May 21, 2006 | Ken Dixon
    The GOP, with 1,639 accredited delegates, adopted a pre-arranged slate of running mates for Rell, whom they hope will be able to take advantage of her soaring popularity in November. They never had a roll call vote, unlike Democrats in Hartford, who battled all afternoon over their gubernatorial candidates. Alan Schlesinger of Woodbridge, a former Derby mayor and state representative, won the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Senate on a voice vote after Rell's speech emptied the gym. Paul Streitz, a Darien businessman, dropped his bid for the nomination on an immigration-reform platform, but was given platform time in...
  • Ex-Derby mayor seeks GOP nod to challenge Lieberman

    04/18/2006 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 18, 2006 | Paul Hughes
    HARTFORD -- A former mayor of the state's smallest city is thinking big and aiming high. Alan Schlesinger, a former two-term mayor of Derby and six-term state representative, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate on Monday. Schlesinger is running for the seat Democrat Joseph I. Lieberman has held for 18 years. He is not the only Republican interested in the party's nomination. Schlesinger's announcement Monday coincided with the filing deadline for federal income taxes in Connecticut. "What better day to announce than on 'Tax Day' because I am really concerned our hard-earned tax dollars are...
  • Hillary’s War on the Women Who Boinked Bill

    03/14/2015 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Most Americans haven’t forgotten the bald-faced lies the Clintons told about Bill’s affairs and molestations along with the sheer savagery of the attacks their surrogates launched against these women. For example, we all remember Bill Clinton perjuring himself by saying, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” Of course, Bill was lying which helped lead to the House voting to impeach him. The Senate attempted to follow suit and although 50 Senators voted for impeachment, they didn’t reach the 67 vote threshold needed to send Clinton home in disgrace. What you may not remember was the...
  • Flashback: How the News Media Celebrated Democratic Win in ’06

    11/02/2014 12:39:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/01/14 | Rich Noyes
    On today’s CBS This Morning: Saturday, the network’s political director, John Dickerson, warned Republicans that if they win the Senate on Tuesday, it will be on their shoulders to find a way to work with President Obama: “They’ve run an entire campaign on the idea that this person, the President in the office, is no good; now they’re suddenly going to have to work with him....After being the opposition party, you now have to show you can actually govern.” Never mind that the White House has telegraphed Obama’s plan to deliver a post-election middle finger to Republicans — and the...
  • When Did Your County's Jobs Disappear? An interactive map

    04/20/2009 11:34:26 AM PDT · by happygrl · 30 replies · 2,729+ views
    Slate ^ | April 15, 2009 | Chris Wilson
    The economic crisis, which has claimed more than 5 million jobs since the recession began, did not strike the entire country at once. A map of employment gains or losses by county tells the story of how those job losses first struck in the most vulnerable regions and then spread rapidly to the rest of the country. As early as August 2007, for example—several months before the recession officially began—jobs were already on the decline in southwest Florida; Orange County, Calif.; much of New Jersey; and Detroit, while other areas of the country remained on the uptick. Using the Labor...
  • 12 [Pennsylvania Democrats] face charges in bonus scandal

    07/11/2008 5:35:04 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies · 267+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 11, 2008 | Dennis B. Roddy and Tracie Mauriello
    HARRISBURG -- Grand jurors here and in Pittsburgh cataloged what they described as a culture of corruption that allowed former state Rep. Michael Veon, current Rep. Sean Ramaley and 10 current and former Democratic staffers to divert millions of dollars in state resources, including more than $1 million in illegal pay bonuses. The jurors said Mr. Veon and the staff members conspired to arrange hefty year-end pay bonuses to House employees who worked on political campaigns over a three-year period, while Mr. Ramaley is accused of working full-time on his 2004 House campaign in Beaver County while drawing a taxpayer...
  • The "fix" (Cindy Sheehan suspects president will suspend elections, endorses Ron Paul)

    11/25/2007 7:02:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 485+ views
    Cindy Sheehan for Congress Blog ^ | October 22, 2007 | Cindy Sheehan
    There is quite a lot of interesting, but wild, speculation running around the blog-o-sphere, progressive circles and just plain dinner conversation these days about whether BushCo will allow a peaceful and constitutional transfer of Executive power in the ’08 elections. Unless or until George Bush appears on our TV boxes one night, wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt and red tie with his hands sweatily clasped in a desperate death grip on top of his desk in the Oval Office, telling us that some catastrophic event, whether man-made or natural, has just occurred somewhere, and he must, for the...
  • Hispanic voters could make GOP pay for defeat of immigration legislation

    07/02/2007 1:59:24 AM PDT · by Baladas · 53 replies · 1,368+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 1 2007 | Ruth Morris and Elizabeth Baier
    With the Senate immigration bill dead and buried, political activists say their next battle will be at the ballot box, where Republicans risk losing hard-earned votes among Hispanic immigrants. Lawmakers dealt a lethal blow to the immigration bill Thursday, making it highly unlikely Congress will enact any broad changes in immigration law until well after the presidential election in 2008. As policy analysts study the fallout, some say the defeat could prompt immigrants — the nation's fastest growing group of new voters — to swing toward Democratic candidates. Democrats could gain more Hispanic voters, who make up the nation's largest...
  • Elizabeth Edwards Speaks At Gay Pride Breakfast

    06/24/2007 5:31:09 PM PDT · by Baladas · 82 replies · 1,371+ views
    CBS 5 / BCN ^ | Jun 24, 2007
    Elizabeth Edwards received thunderous applause during a speech in San Francisco as part of Sunday’s Gay Pride celebration. Elizabeth Edwards, wife of 2008 presidential candidate former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, advocated her husband’s democratic campaign and addressed issues pertaining to poverty, the U.S. involvement in the Iraq war and lesbian and gay rights, among other topics. As members of the audience held up John Edwards campaign posters, Elizabeth Edwards conveyed her and her husband’s beliefs regarding one of the most important issues to many San Franciscans: the rights of gay and lesbian American citizens. “Everyone should have the same rights...
  • Edwards' protest draws protests (NC)

    05/25/2007 3:57:33 AM PDT · by Baladas · 16 replies · 894+ views
    The Chrlotte Observor ^ | May 23, 2007 | JIM MORRILL
    Laura Belin plans to take her kids to a Memorial Day parade Monday. But there, at the urging of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, the mom from suburban Des Moines, Iowa, expects to join others protesting the war in Iraq. "Everyone knows that we're going to have to start getting our troops out," says Belin, 38. "And we need to start getting them out now." Edwards has called on Americans to "honor the memory of the fallen by acting ... to end the war and bring (U.S. troops) home." He's also asking people to honor troops with prayer or even...
  • The Lay of the Land(Report likely to disappoint those who believe the nation took left turn in 06)

    05/16/2007 4:06:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 911+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2007 | Matthew Continetti
    A NEW REPORT from the centrist group Third Way complicates one's understanding of the 2006 midterm elections. There are already several competing theories of why last Election Day turned out the way it did. The storyline popular on liberal blogs is that in 2006 Democrats were true to liberal principles, fought back against the Bush machine, opposed the war in Iraq, and as a result the electorate woke up and took Congress away from the GOP.Another storyline that's popular among conservatives says Republicans lost control of both Houses for the first time since 1994 because the party strayed from the...
  • Smackdown! By Independents & Moderates

    11/11/2006 5:19:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,163+ views
    CBSNews.com ^ | Nov. 8, 2006 | Dick Meyer
    On Election Day 2006, American voters did almost exactly what history would predict: giving a president in the sixth year of his administration a serious smackdown, as an electorate wary of politicians and parties hedged its bets and chose a divided government. Since World War II, the parties that controlled the White House for two terms have lost an average of 29 House seats and six Senate seats in their second midterm elections. This election fits tidily into that pattern. President Bush bucked another ubiquitous trap of modern presidents when he actually picked up Congressional seats for his party in...
  • What the November Election Means for Black Americans

    01/08/2007 6:13:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,004+ views
    The New Coalition ^ | December 1, 2006 | Lee H. Walker
    Republicans and President George W. Bush took a licking in the November 7 midterm election. The Democrats are now in charge of both houses--for the first time in 12 years. In the aftermath of the election, I listened to black talk shows, read emails I received from black organizations, and read newspaper columns written by black commentators. One point was very clear. They cared little for what blacks were going to get out of this Republican defeat. The mission for this election seemed to have been, "just keep the Republicans out of office." ----snip---- While other racial and ethnic groups...
  • Nancy Pelosi’s Modest Coronation Plans

    12/18/2006 5:50:01 AM PST · by Quilla · 23 replies · 947+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 18, 2006 | John Lillpop
    Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, has big, expensive plans for commemorating her ascension to the head of the “People’s House” in early January. Indeed, the bug-eyed lady from San Francisco has slated a four-day gala of pomp and circumstance that will make the installation of Pope Benedict XVI by the Vatican seem absolutely skimpy by comparison. To begin with, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and Labor Council delegation of 50 people will be jetting back East to participate in the first coronation of a queen in American history—excepting only the first swearing-in ceremony for Barney Frank several years...
  • New Lake-Goeas Poll Analysis Shows Iraq, Pocketbook Issues & Candidate Contact Spurred Large 2006...

    12/17/2006 10:18:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 492+ views
    Young Voter Strategies ^ | December 14, 2006 | NA
    Young Voter Strategies - http://www.youngvoterstrategies.org/ New Lake-Goeas Poll Analysis Shows Iraq, Pocketbook Issues & Candidate Contact Spurred Large 2006 Youth Vote FKey Democratic support from young African-Americans, Hispanics, women; Strong Republican support from married and religious youthFor Immediate Release: December 14, 2006Contacts: Kathleen Barr, Young Voter Strategies, Phone: 202-994-9528, katbarr@gwu.eduAmber Moore, CIRCLE, Phone: 703-276-2772 x17, amber@tricomassociates.com Washington, D.C. –The war in Iraq, education, the economy, and health care were the primary issues driving young voters in 2006, as well as an overall desire for a change in the governing country’s direction, according to a new analysis of Young Voter Strategies’...
  • YOUNG VOTER TURNOUT SURGES IN 2006

    12/17/2006 6:12:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 62 replies · 1,649+ views
    rockthevote.com ^ | Nov. 08, 2006 | NA
    Participation climbs for second straight major election; 18-29s vote for Democrats by 22-point margin Washington DC - Nov. 08, 2006 Young voters turned out to vote in higher numbers and favored Democrats by a wide margin, according to exit polls, providing a major boost to Democratic candidates in yesterday’s House and Senate elections. The 2006 turnout increase follows on the unprecedented 2004 youth turnout and provides further evidence that the new generation coming of age today is more engaged than young voters in recent decades. Exit polls on CNN’s website confirm that young voters increased their share of the electorate...
  • Democrats shopped Foley story to papers

    12/12/2006 9:17:10 AM PST · by Quilla · 39 replies · 2,310+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2006 | Christina Bellantoni
    Democratic campaign operatives pushed newspapers to write about then-Rep. Mark Foley's e-mails to teenage pages in the hope that a scandal would emerge before the midterm elections, according to a House ethics report. The findings were bolstered when an aide to Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Democrat, said the congressman also knew about the e-mails, which were dubbed "inappropriate" by the ethics panel. Mr. Emanuel, who was chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) when Mr. Foley's sex scandal broke in late September, had denied knowledge of the Florida Republican's e-mails. The House ethics panel, which is formally called the...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Unholy Foley Folly

    12/12/2006 5:39:45 AM PST · by Quilla · 9 replies · 779+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 12, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
     Imagine for a moment that a sex scandal involving pages had forced a Democrat Congressman holding a safe seat to resign in disgrace weeks before crucial midterm elections, while also reflecting badly on other members of his Party in tight races across the country. A month after the votes had been tallied, and the Democrats had surrendered control of both chambers of Congress in a stunning defeat, a House ethics panel released a report on the subject containing the following information: The leaks to the press concerning this matter had come from the communications director for the House Republican Caucus ...
  • Election 2006: Some in GOP still don't get it

    12/11/2006 11:06:46 PM PST · by Luis Gonzalez · 270 replies · 3,010+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 12/11/2006 | Staff
    Our view: In Arizona and nationwide, voters rejected rigid ideologues in favor of those who promised moderation, dialogue. The picture that emerged from last month's elections, at both the state and the federal level, showed a majority of voters weary of hard-line, intransigent ideologues on the far right. We know that, because voters turned both houses of Congress over to the Democrats and for the first time in many years gave Democrats 27 of the 60 seats seats in the Arizona House of Representatives. They also re-elected Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano, giving her a 27 percentage point victory over her...
  • A Conservative's Response to Michael Moore's "Pledge"

    11/23/2006 2:40:39 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 2 replies · 357+ views
    Nuke's news and views ^ | 11/23/06 | Nuke Gingrich
    Happy Thanksgiving. It’s a glorious morning here in the heart of Jesusland, and our home is the center of an extended family gathering. The love of family and friends, things which give our lives pleasure and meaning, are found in great abundance today. We have much to be grateful for, indeed. And even though Michael Moore is of the opinion that our country is now in the hands of the Left, we take great comfort in knowing that the fate of our nation is in the hands of a much higher Power. Last week, Mr. Moore extended an olive branch...
  • Runoff set for congressional race Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla vs Democrat Ciro Rodriguez)

    11/22/2006 9:52:26 AM PST · by weegee · 7 replies · 1,296+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 22, 2006, 1:44AM | no byline
    A runoff between Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla and his Democratic challenger will be held Dec. 12, Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday. Bonilla finished with 49 percent of the vote in the Nov. 7 special election. He will face former U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, who got about 20 percent of the vote. Early voting will begin Dec. 4. Eight candidates participated in the special election that was called after the U.S. Supreme Court found a portion of the congressional district boundaries unconstitutional.
  • Jay Cost: Republicans Are Lucky They Did Not Lose More Seats

    11/20/2006 9:35:46 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 34 replies · 1,210+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 21, 2006 | Jay Cost
    Election Day 2006 was a bad day for the Republican Party. But it could have been much, much worse. My estimate of the House vote (calculated by summing up all current totals reported by the media and projecting the vote totals of the Democrats and Republicans who were uncontested) indicates that the two-party vote was approximately 54% D to 46% R. This would mark a 5.4% decrease in the GOP's share of the two-party vote from 2004. The final two-party vote result was almost a perfect inverse of the 1994 result. This estimate is very similar to the one that...
  • Jennings wastes no time in contesting her defeat in District 13 election (Sore Loserman Alert)

    11/20/2006 12:02:14 PM PST · by Omega Man II · 27 replies · 1,115+ views
    Jennings wastes no time in contesting her defeat in District 13 election DUANE MARSTELLER Herald Staff Writer MANATEE - Barely two hours after the state certified the 13th Congressional District election results this morning, losing candidate Christine Jennings challenged them in court. Jennings' lawyers contested the results in Leon County Circuit Court, contending a software glitch in Sarasota County's touch-screen voting machines caused them to miss thousands of votes cast in the race. "This is a miscarriage of the democratic process," Jennings' lead attorney, Kendall Coffey, said at a news conference in Tallahassee. The challenge was filed at about 11...
  • Democrat Bait and Switch: Post-Election Warriors

    11/20/2006 5:55:05 AM PST · by Quilla · 15 replies · 1,019+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 20, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
     In 1992, Bill Clinton campaigned for president by promising tax cuts for the middle class. Fourteen years later, his Party ran on a similar “tell the people exactly what they want to hear” motif, this time the mantra being a speedy withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. Though separated by almost a decade and a half, these campaign strategies were quite similar to a now illegal marketing scheme called a bait and switch – whereby a company advertises a product for sale at a cheap price to lure in customers. Unfortunately, the organization’s retail outlets don’t actually have the item...
  • Democrats Prepare to Raise Minimum Wage

    11/16/2006 11:10:42 AM PST · by Quilla · 119 replies · 2,005+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | November 16, 2006 | Dennis Freking
    It looks like full steam ahead for a significant boost to the federal minimum wage when Democrats assume control of Congress in January. Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts said Thursday that increasing the federal minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 would be his top priority as chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. On the House side, incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., already has listed an increase in the minimum wage as one of the issues that would be taken up during the first 100 hours of the next Congress. "Americans are working harder than ever,...
  • Alabama Lazarus Act

    11/16/2006 5:35:30 AM PST · by Quilla · 11 replies · 684+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | November 16, 2006 | Quin Hillyer
    In Birmingham they love the governor. And in Mobile and Huntsville, too. As Republicans coast to coast were burying their many political dead, a Republican governor once given up for dead was enjoying a landslide victory. Alabama Gov. Bob Riley was re-elected last week, beating long-popular Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley with more than 58% of the vote, including an impressive 20% of the black vote. His victory was not simply the result of Alabama being a Republican state: Democrats won the two next most prominent statewide races, those for lieutenant governor and Supreme Court chief justice. In Alabama as elsewhere,...
  • Evans-Novak Political Report 11/15/06 Lieberman/RNC/Dems

    11/15/2006 3:23:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 854+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 15, 2006 | Robert Novak
    Republicans grumble that President George W. Bush was about six weeks too late in sacking Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of Defense from the standpoint of affecting the election. Since the word from the White House is that Rumsfeld was going to go no matter what the outcome of the election, why was he not dropped earlier? Robert Gates seems a peculiar choice for the Pentagon. At CIA, he always was antagonistic to the intelligence operations at the Pentagon. As a CIA careerist on the analytical rather than the operational side, he was not close to military operations. The White House...
  • Thank You, Mr.President

    11/14/2006 8:28:17 PM PST · by Vinny · 83 replies · 1,715+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | George Shadroui
    George W. Bush, who led the Republicans and conservatives to three straight electoral victories, who won the White House against an incumbent Democratic administration, who rallied this nation after 9/11, and removed two oppressive regimes in Aghanistan and Iraq, is suddenly responsible for all that ails the nation. This is no surprise to those of you who have been listening to the Democrats for six years, but now we have the Republicans and conservatives joining the chorus, the same folks who once celebrated the President as the next Churchill. I have something to say to Joe Scarborough, Rush Limbaugh, Newt...
  • Open Letter To Elected Republicans

    11/13/2006 9:49:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 579+ views
    Big Dog's Weblog ^ | November 8, 2006 | Big Dog
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope that the carnage experienced last night leaves a very bitter taste in your mouths and that you awaken this morning wiser than when you went to bed. The American people have spoken and they have chosen a new direction not because the Democrats offer anything better but because you failed to offer leadership. People crave leadership and if they do not get it they will latch on to the first person or group they think offers it. Germans craved leadership so badly they elected Hitler to lead them because there was no one who stood...
  • ACU Releases 2005 Congressional Ratings(Mel Martinez gets a 100% rating, just like Tom Tancredo)

    11/13/2006 12:44:33 PM PST · by Dane · 69 replies · 1,999+ views
    ACU ^ | April 5, 2006 | ACU
    ACU Releases 2005 Congressional Ratings ALEXANDRIA, VA— The American Conservative Union, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative lobbying organization, today released its 2005 “Rating of Congress,” the definitive conservative assessment of the federal legislative branch. ACU has rated every member of the House and Senate since 1971, making the latest guide its 35th edition. The purpose of the “Rating” is to inform the public, in as unbiased a method as possible, exactly where individual senators and congressmen stand on the ideological spectrum. “In the House, 38 Republicans scored a perfect 100% conservative rating in 2005, including newly elected House...
  • Ballot-bag problems may slow counting of 8th District votes (Washington State, of course)

    11/12/2006 5:34:42 PM PST · by Stoat · 45 replies · 949+ views
    Sound Politics ^ | November 12, 2006 | Stefan Sharkansky
    "Ballot-bag problems may slow counting of 8th District votes" ?King County Elections staff said about 100 bags -- containing up to 20,000 absentee ballots that had been dropped off at polling sites on Election Day -- remain uncounted because of an array of problems caused by the bags' being overstuffed. ?Jim Buck, King County's interim elections director, acknowledged that the problems -- including broken zippers and unclosed bag seals -- could potentially have allowed ballots to be cast after voting ended. Not clear yet whether any of the ballots are actually ineligible, and it's unlikely there could be nearly...
  • The inside story (William F. Buckley alert)

    11/11/2006 9:18:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1,450+ views
    Townhall ^ | November 11, 2006 | William F. Buckley
    We aren't supposed to make any generalities based on race, color or creed, just to begin with. Invidious comparisons can be made, and indeed are every day made, by individuals. Still, institutions go to extraordinary lengths to avoid remarking differences. Indeed, many super-cautious universities even forbid applicants to submit photographs, on the basis of which an official at the Department of Admissions might say -- or whisper, or just think quietly -- that this applicant is black/Indian/Chinese ... So what I want to know is: How is it that on page P-7 of The New York Times for Nov. 9,...
  • Democrats Now Look to Sustain Majority

    11/11/2006 4:38:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 1,392+ views
    BRETBART ^ | November 11, 2006 | JIM KUHNHENN
    It's the question Democrats would rather not ask in their moment of revelry: Are their new majorities in the House and Senate sustainable? What if the war in Iraq is over by 2008? Or what if it is still being waged despite Democratic pledges to change the course? What if voter antipathy toward President Bush is irrelevant in two years? After all, he will be on his way out. "Who knows whether these things are long-term trends or not," Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said last week. Voters gave Democrats control of Congress but did not undergo an ideological conversion. The...
  • Crusher's 20 Reasons for Electoral Optimism

    11/11/2006 2:28:17 PM PST · by crusher · 68 replies · 1,381+ views
    author | 11/11/06 | Crusher
    In looking back at the electoral wipe out last Tuesday, I am left with a sense of great optimism facing those with my political world view. There is no doubt about the breadth of the election outcome mechanics, given that the Democrats picked up a large number of Senate, House, and gubernatorial seats previously held by Republicans while I believe the GOP took exactly ZERO seats in return. Think about that for a minute. Here are but a few reasons why I am excited for the future based on the recent and immediate past. It is neither a complete nor...
  • Focus on the Family Praises Democrats, Slams Republicans

    11/10/2006 11:28:52 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 22 replies · 686+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/09/2006 | Ted Olsen
    Dobson says values voters stayed home after GOP abandoned them. Perkins agreed. "The values that we care about," such as abortion and gay marriage, he said, "are issues that not just evangelicals care about, but more people in this society care about, even, as we've seen, the Democratic candidates running on those issues. … We can't shrink back now. Our values were validated in this election. We simply have to get people who will run for public office who openly share those views and will create policy reflective of those views." Minnery named the faith-based initiative and the federal marriage...
  • 2 Dem. Congressmen Won't Challenge Daley ( downright giddy Jesse Jackson Jr )

    11/09/2006 10:49:32 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 607+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2006 | DEANNA BELLANDI
    Two Democratic congressmen who could have mounted formidable challenges to longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced Thursday that they will not run for mayor next year because of their party's new found power in Congress. The power shift on Capitol Hill bodes well for both Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr. and Luis Gutierrez. "More than any time since I took my initial oath of office, I am excited, eager, and downright giddy about the prospects in Washington," said Jackson, the son of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson. "In short, Tuesday's election made for a big night, and a new day." Jackson said...
  • Hayworth holds out for final count ( 250,000 ballots not counted yet )

    11/09/2006 6:43:11 PM PST · by george76 · 107 replies · 4,320+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | November 9, 2006 | Paul Giblin
    J.D. Hayworth, who ended up on the short end of the vote count on election night, refused to concede defeat in his re-election bid for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District on Wednesday. the six-term Republican said he planned to wait out the final count. Election officials said more than 250,000 ballots cast in Maricopa County have yet to be counted. They were unable to immediately determine how many of those ballots were from the 5th district, which includes Scottsdale, Tempe, Ahwatukee Foothills, Fountain Hills and surrounding areas.
  • Undecided Houses Races Roundup

    11/09/2006 6:30:17 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,897+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | Nov. 08, 2006 | Bob Benenson
    The 11 House races that are still undecided. ? Connecticut?s 2nd District: three-term Republican Rep. Rob Simmons ? Florida?s 13th District: ? Georgia?s 12th District: ? North Carolina?s 8th District: ? New Mexico?s 1st District: Rep. Heather A. Wilson, who is seeking a fifth full term in the House, may earn the prize for most resilient Republican incumbent... ? Ohio?s 2nd District: Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt?s hard-edged conservatism remains problematic even though this southern Ohio district leans strongly Republican most of the time. ? Ohio?s 15th District: Seven-term Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce?s influential position as the House Republican Conference chairwoman...a...
  • Burns refuses to concede, wants more ballots counted

    11/08/2006 3:01:35 PM PST · by george76 · 165 replies · 5,728+ views
    Missoulian State Bureau ^ | November 08 2006 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON and JENNIFER McKEE,
    Defeated U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., refused to concede Wednesday saying there remain votes yet to be counted in his tight race against the declared winner, Democrat Jon Tester. Burns, who has not commented to reporters on the race since the votes were counted Tuesday night, released a statement at 1:47 p.m. “Jon Tester ran a good race and has the lead right now, but it is extremely close,” Burns said. “The state of Montana has a process in place, and it is our obligation to see it through. There are still votes out there that deserve to be counted....
  • Blogs toast Cheney's lesbian bodice-ripper (BARF AND LAUGH ALERT)

    11/09/2006 4:56:36 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 13 replies · 1,241+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 8, 2006 | JENNIFER HUNTER
    Avert your eyes if you don't want to read a column about raunchy sex, libidinous lesbians, bodice-ripping passion and the lustful imagination of Lynne Cheney, wife of the ultra-conservative vice president, Dick. Lynne has been the toast of the blogs in the past few weeks after an erotic book she penned more than 25 years ago, Sisters, was outed by Jim Webb, a Virginia Democrat who was running against George Allen for the U.S. Senate. (The outcome of that election was still pending as of press time). Allen accused Webb of writing a salacious book (he wrote about Vietnam), and...
  • Gun Owners of America: Impact Of The 2006 Election On Gun Rights

    11/09/2006 3:56:43 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies · 1,435+ views
    What impact, if any, will the transformational 2006 Congressional Election have on Second Amendment rights? While election 2006 may have been a referendum on many things (the President, war in Iraq, Jack Abramoff, Mark Foley for example), it does not translate into greater support for gun control at the grass roots level. If anything, gun control was notable as a non-issue in this election. In compiling the GOA rating (House / Senate), researchers could hardly find a congressional candidate with any stated position on gun control on campaign websites. That's not to say many of the newly elected will not...
  • Stocks Turn Lower on Political Worries

    11/09/2006 12:50:44 PM PST · by pwatson · 85 replies · 1,950+ views
    AP Business Writer ^ | 11-09-06 | Joe Bel Bruno
    AP Stocks Decline in Late Afternoon Trading Thursday November 9, 3:46 pm ET By Joe Bel Bruno, AP Business Writer Dow, Nasdaq Stumble in Late Afternoon Trading As Investors Worry About Policy Shifts in D.C. NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street turned lower Thursday as investors cashed in profits amid disappointing consumer sentiment data, rising oil prices and new worries about policy shifts in Washington. The lackluster session was to be expected after three days of gains, including a new closing high Wednesday for the Dow Jones industrials. Investors had driven stocks broadly higher this week on optimism that Democrats...
  • Nancy Pelosi Is Ready to Be Voice of the Majority (Barf Alert)

    11/09/2006 7:27:20 AM PST · by indcons · 37 replies · 1,043+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 9, 2006 | KATE ZERNIKE
    As Representative Nancy Pelosi faced the cameras Wednesday morning, after the Democrats had taken a majority in the House and put her on the brink of becoming the first female speaker, she spoke so softly at first that some reporters insisted they could not hear her. “I’m not in charge of the technical arrangements,” Ms. Pelosi said quietly, fiddling with the microphone. Then suddenly, she was commanding: “But I could use my mother-of-five voice!” It is a line Ms. Pelosi uses often, and a voice she may have to rely on frequently as she tries to ensure that the new...