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  • He’s baaack! Bill Ayers reveals shocking reason for Obama win

    09/26/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    WND ^ | 9/26/15 | Aaron Klein
    In an interview with the Yale college newspaper published on Friday, Weather Underground terrorist group co-founder Bill Ayers said he believes his association with Barack Obama got the politician elected president in 2008. “That whole narrative blew up because no one could figure out how to run against Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton started it all by saying we don’t know who this guy is and he has sketchy friends (myself),” Ayers told the weekend supplement of the Yale Daily News, referring to controversy over his relationship with Obama. “I like to think that his association with me got him...
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: “We did not nominate our...
  • George Bush, Real Man

    02/03/2003 5:17:39 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 72 replies · 1,008+ views
    Dispatches From The American Front | February 3, 2003 | James Benton
    DISPATCHES FROM THE AMERICAN FRONT George Bush, Real ManBy James Benton You could see it in his eyes, hear it in his tone Tuesday night in the second half of his State of the Union speech: this was a man not to be trifled with, a man who would see a difficult, dirty business through to the end, and God help anyone who stood against him as he does battle against the foes of America and her ideals. If anyone had doubts about Bush's commitment to victory in the War on Terrorism, they were laid to rest Tuesday night. Rarely...
  • Why I fled libertarianism — and became a liberal(puke)

    12/29/2013 9:46:32 PM PST · by gooblah · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | December 28 2013 | Edwin Lyngar
    The night before the 2008 Nevada Republican convention, the Ron Paul delegates all met at a Reno high school. Although I’d called myself a libertarian for almost my entire adult life, it was my first exposure to the wider movement.
  • Hillary’s War on the Women Who Boinked Bill

    03/14/2015 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | 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...
  • David Horowitz: Democratic Party Will Disappear From the Political Scene

    11/19/2010 10:46:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 65 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/19/2010 | Jim Meyers, with Kathleen Walter
    Conservative activist and best-selling author David Horowitz tells Newsmax that the Democratic Party has been “seized by a religious cult” of leftists and will go the way of the 19th-century Whig Party — disappearing from the political scene. He also declares that giving terrorist suspects the rights of American citizens and trying them in civilian courts is “a form of national suicide” and says the tea party movement is a “huge development” that will keep Republicans true to conservative principles. [Snip] Asked about the political problems the Democrats face in the wake of their poor showing in the midterm elections,...
  • Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/11/2014 5:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    IN POLITICS, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses. And if Reid and Pelosi don’t soon come to the conclusion on their own that it’s time to bow out? Well, then, their fellow Democrats, recognizing that you can’t begin a new era with old leaders, should let both know that the time has come to go.
  • Three Cheers For Obama

    05/18/2010 10:15:44 PM PDT · by justme346 · 11 replies · 857+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/19/10 | Unknown
    He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine - Driving a stake thru the Heart of Hillary's Presidential aspirations--something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you! He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty - No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and freedom are safer tonight! He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race - quit Evan Bayh had never lost a race - quit Byron Dorgan - had never lost a race - quit Harry...
  • Former GOP Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell Told Her Tax Records Were Breached

    07/19/2013 12:15:33 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer
    More than two years after her upstart Senate campaign rocked the Delaware political world, Christine O'Donnell got an unexpected contact from a U.S. Treasury Department agent warning that her private tax records may have been breached. The phone message earlier this year shocked the battled-scarred candidate, a tea party favorite who knocked off Republican mainstay Michael Castle in the primary before losing in a bid to win Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s former seat. “Ms. O'Donnell, this is Dennis Martel, special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Baltimore, Md. … We received information that your personal federal tax...
  • Flashback: President Obama Targeted Gibson Guitars, Boeing on Ideological Grounds

    05/15/2013 1:53:10 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 5 replies ^ | May 15 2013 |
    Even mainstream media outlets are running story upon story about President Barack Obama's possible ties to the government grabbing a wire service's phone records and the IRS bullying conservative groups. Those who have been paying attention to the New Media shouldn't be surprised by these headlines. In fact, here are two examples where the Obama administration appeared to use an ideological cudgel to bash both conservatives and free market principles. On Aug. 24, 2011, the Department of Justice sent armed agents into the Gibson Guitar factor in Memphis "confiscating half a million dollars worth of guitar making material is an...
  • Boost in 2010 from stimulus now ‘killing’ housing market

    07/31/2011 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Lawrence Journal News (KS) ^ | July 31, 2011 | By Chad Lawhorn
    Call it a stimulus hangover. In 2010, Lawrence’s real estate market started to show signs of life as tax credits for first-time homebuyers — part of the federal stimulus package — did boost sales. But now as numbers for the first half of 2011 are released, it is clear that Lawrence’s real estate market is no longer stimulated. “The stimulus created an artificial boost for awhile,” said Gary Nuzum, senior vice president of McGrew Real Estate. “We knew it would help us last year, but we also knew it was stealing buyers from us in future years. And it has....
  • Obama's Top Econ Advisor Out

    06/07/2011 5:05:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | June 7, 2011 | John Ransom
    In the clearest sign that the administration's economic policies have failed, the White House announced Monday night that Austan Goolsbee, Obama's economic recovery guru, is leaving the administration for a teaching job the University of Chicago says the LATimes. "Goolsbee, one of the White House's primary spokesmen on the economy, will return to his position as an economics professor at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, the White House said in an announcement Monday night," writes the Times. "In a prepared statement, Obama said: 'Since I first ran for the U.S. Senate, Austan has been a close friend and one of my most...
  • Unemployment Actually 10.2 Percent, 1 in 5 Workers Can’t Find Full-Time Job, Says Gallup

    03/17/2011 2:37:10 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/17/2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - One out of five American workers who wants a full-time job cannot find one, according to a Gallup survey released today. This news comes 25 months after President Barack Obama signed a stimulus law designed to keep the U.S. unemployment rate under 8 percent. Gallup derives what it calls the “underemployment” rate by combining the percentage of unemployed workers with the percentage of workers who are employed only part-time but want a full-time job. As of mid-March, Gallup reported in its new survey, 10.2 percent of American workers were unemployed and 9.7 percent were working part-time but wanted a...
  • Psst. No shutdown during a 'government shutdown'

    02/24/2011 2:22:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 24, 2011 | By ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON – Social Security checks would still go out. Troops would remain at their posts. Furloughed federal workers probably would get paid, though not until later. And virtually every essential government agency, like the FBI, the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, would remain open. That's the little-known truth about a government shutdown. The government doesn't shut down. The rules for who works and who doesn't date back to the early 1980s and haven't been significantly modified since. The Obama administration hasn't issued new guidance. The air traffic control system, food inspection, Medicare, veterans' health care and many other essential...
  • Stick a fork in it, we're done

    02/13/2011 3:49:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 13, 2011 | By Charlotte Allen
    After about a month in control of the House of Representatives, Republicans haven't managed to undo as many deeds of their Democratic predecessors as they'd like. They couldn't get rid of "Obamacare," and they haven't made much headway in slashing the president's $4-trillion budget. But the GOP has succeeded in short order in one critically important venture: getting rid of the "compostable" cornstarch-based knives, forks and spoons that were a universally — and bipartisanly — hated feature of the House cafeteria operation. The tableware, the color of mucus and as bendable as a pocket watch in a Salvador Dali painting...
  • McConnell: Obama Agenda Is 'Over'

    02/12/2011 10:18:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2011
    In a speech Saturday night to a GOP crowd in his hometown, the Kentucky Republican derided Obama for performing "Clintonian back flips" to portray himself as a moderate, but said it's yet to be seen whether the new tone is "rhetoric or reality." McConnell also laid out the strategy of Senate Republicans, saying, "Whatever the House can get out of the House with a majority vote is the goal of the Senate." While Republicans remain in the minority in the Senate, McConnell said Democratic senators facing re-election next year have a political motivation to join GOP lawmakers in pushing for...
  • White House 'open' to GOP suggestions to improve health law

    01/18/2011 6:27:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2011 | By Perry Bacon Jr.
    The White House is continuing what it started after the November elections: a determined effort to reach out to congressional Republicans and reduce the partisan divide in Washington. As House Republicans prepare this week to hold a vote to repeal the health-care law that President Obama signed last year, the administration says it opposes that idea but is "open" to Republican suggestions to improve the provision. That is a marked shift from last year, when the president and congressional Democrats repeatedly blasted the GOP for not backing the law and cast as them as uncaring of the millions who would...
  • How Democrats wrangled the tax votes in Springfield [IL]

    01/13/2011 5:52:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 12, 2011 | By Rick Pearson and Ray Long
    Twenty-four hours before state lawmakers sent Gov. Pat Quinn the first income tax increase in two decades, the votes weren't there. For some lame-duck lawmakers who were either retiring or defeated in November, consideration of a post-legislative career in a Quinn administration was under discussion for votes. For others, a second round of construction bonding offered prospects for new pork projects to bring home to their districts. Still others wanted assurances that new political maps being drawn to reflect the federal 2010 census would protect them from an election challenge. The process of crafting laws has long been compared to...
  • GOP Makes Historic State Legislative Gains in 2010

    12/29/2010 6:54:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 4+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 10, 2010 | Tim Storey
    Late last week, a state judge on Long Island in New York certified that Mineola mayor Jack Martins, a Republican, had won the race for state Senate District 7 by a mere 451 votes out of the more than 85,000 cast. With that win, the GOP took control of the New York Senate by a 32-30 majority making it the last state legislative domino to fall in the 2010 election cycle. The New York state Senate was the 20th legislative chamber picked up by Republicans in the 2010 elections. In addition to gaining new majorities in 20 chambers, Republicans won...
  • The Stupak Lesson

    12/29/2010 9:49:38 AM PST · by jenk · 22 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12/29/10 | Jennifer Kuznicki
    First off, I'd like to open with a joke. Bart Stupak is going to be teaching at Harvard.Side-splitter. Bart Stupak is pleased that he has retired from Congress and insists that he has done the right thing in voting for Obamacare. He made it clear during the fight between him, his constituents and the nation that he would not allow the healthcare bill to pass with federal funding of abortion. During March of this year, he was on television and radio daily assuring everyone in the nation that the final passage of "health care for all" would not contain the...
  • [Miller Update] Over 5000 Votes in Alaska's U.S. Senate Race Not Verified

    12/08/2010 12:04:36 AM PST · by RileyD, nwJ · 64 replies
    Red County ^ | 12/7/10 | Thomas Lamb
    Last week I spoke with an observer that is with the Miller campaign and after scouring the voter rolls, the observer found over 5000 votes that have not been verified according to Alaska election laws and the ballots cast were not questioned ballots. In Alaska, the secret ballot and the laws that pertain to how a ballot can be cast with the weak oversight that has been displayed by the Alaska Division of Elections, can lead to voter fraud. Plain and simple. The problem with the over 5000 votes cast that were not verified is, there was no indication on...
  • How Did the GOP Perform With Hispanic Voters In 2010? (Actually, the best it has been since 2004)

    11/30/2010 3:15:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/30/2010 | Jay Cost
    Over the weekend, Texas Republican representative Lamar Smith penned an interesting column for the Washington Post arguing that the GOP's haul among Hispanic voters was "historically robust." Is this conclusion correct? If so, what does it mean, about both 2010 and the future of the Republican party?I think Smith's conclusion here is sound, and the 2010 midterm election indicated that, increasingly, both political parties have to forge a multi-ethnic/multi-racial voting coalition if they hope to acquire the majority. In my opinion, this is a more challenging task than either liberals or conservatives have recognized. To begin, let's look at the parties' performances among Hispanic voters...
  • California: The bluest of states

    11/29/2010 5:02:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 28, 2010 | Editorial Staff
    With Kamala Harris' victory in the state attorney general's race — a win she intends to make official Tuesday — California Democrats have defied national trends and achieved a historic milestone. For the first time since at least the 1930s, one party controls both houses of the Legislature and every one of the state's constitutional offices. The power to obstruct has been the California GOP's most potent weapon in recent years, and though repeated use of it is partly responsible for the party's long trip to the wilderness, Republican leaders show no immediate signs of coming to their senses. Republicans...
  • Michael Barone unpacks November 2 and what it means for the GOP in 2012

    11/26/2010 8:01:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    ConservativeHome ^ | November 23, 2010 | Ryan Streeter
    Michael Barone is one of America's best-known political commentators. He is the principal author of the Almanac of American Politics, a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a regular columnist at the Washington Examiner.ConservativeHome's Ryan Streeter asked him 5 questions to get his take on the recent elections.RS: What must Republicans do to demonstrate they are acting on behalf of the voters who just made them the majority in the House, and what does history teach us about their prospects if they fail on this front?Barone: I think they have to present and advance serious proposals to...
  • What the Voters Actually Said on Election Day

    11/25/2010 3:47:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    The American ^ | November 16, 2010 | Karlyn Bowman
    A close look at the only polls we have of actual voters. In 1968, CBS News conducted the first exit poll in a Kentucky gubernatorial contest. In every major election since, we have had polls of voters as they leave the polls. The exit polls are invaluable because they are the only polls we have of actual voters. While the media cover some of the highlights from the poll, they do not examine them closely or compare current results to those from previous elections. Here is a closer look—from A to Z—at some interesting findings from the exit poll conducted...
  • Is the Electorate Moving Right? A response to Ruy Teixeira and Ed Kilgore.

    11/24/2010 12:13:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 22, 2010 | Jay Cost
    The 2010 midterm election saw a historically large percentage of voters claim to be conservative – 42 percent, compared to 32 percent in 2006 and 37 percent in 1994. Unsurprisingly, this has not escaped the notice of liberal analysts who promulgate the “Emerging Democratic Majority” thesis, which proposes that over time the electorate will naturally favor the Democrats. How do these analysts respond to this problematic (for them) trend? Via a short essay for the Democratic Strategist, entitled “Is the Electorate Moving to the Right? Ruy Teixeira Says No,” we have their straightforward answer. The electorate has not moved in...
  • The Republican Wave Isn’t Quite Finished Yet

    11/24/2010 5:11:27 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2010 | JIMMIE BISE, JR
    Of all the stories of the great Republican wave election of 2010, one of the stories that didn’t get wide play is just how dominant the GOP was in state elections. Republicans claimed a record 680 state legislative seats around the country, 52 more than the old record, set by Democrats in 1974 and 208 more than they picked up in the 1994 Gingrich Revolution. The right now controls both chambers of 26 state legislatures. And the hits just keep coming. In the past couple of weeks, at least 11 Democratic state legislators have switched sides — one in South...
  • Republicans pick up 2 more seats in House ( two remain undecided )

    11/23/2010 6:45:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 24, 2010 | Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
    Reporting from Washington — House Republican gains from the midterm elections reached 63 Tuesday, as two Democratic incumbents conceded defeat in outstanding races.Rep. Dan Maffei conceded to Ann Marie Buerkle in New York's 25th Congressional District, acknowledging Tuesday afternoon that although he had narrowed the gap as absentee ballots were counted, he was unlikely to prevail.With the defeat of Maffei, first elected in 2008, 22 of the chamber's 26 first-term Democrats have lost their seats.On Monday night, 14-term incumbent Solomon Ortiz conceded to Blake Farenthold in the 27th District of Texas. Like Maffei, the final margin was less than 1,000...
  • Political divide between coasts and Midwest deepening, midterm election analysis shows

    11/22/2010 12:28:06 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2010 | T.W. Farnam
    Results from November's midterm elections have exposed a deepening political divide between cities on the coasts and the less-dense areas in the middle of the country. The Republican Party's big gains in the House came largely from districts that were older, less diverse and less educated than the nation as a whole. Democrats kept their big majorities in the cities. That's a contrast to the last GOP wave in 1994, when Republicans' share of the vote was consistent inside and outside metropolitan areas, according to a Washington Post analysis. That year, Republicans captured seats in a broader array of places....
  • 3 Republicans Say Report on Spill Was Manipulated

    11/13/2010 4:51:57 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 12, 2010 | JOHN M. BRODER
    Three Republican senators demanded Friday that the White House explain last-minute editing changes to an Interior Department report on the BP oil spill that falsely implied that a group of independent experts had endorsed a political decision to temporarily halt all deepwater oil drilling. The senators, members of the Environment and Public Works Committee, called for hearings into the matter, contending that the White House had manipulated science for political ends, a claim Democrats frequently made about the George W. Bush administration. The Interior Department’s inspector general issued a report this week asserting that officials in the office of Carol...
  • 10 Closest House Races (GOP taking 6)

    11/20/2010 2:11:04 PM PST · by nbenyo · 14 replies
    NY-01 Bishop (D) leads Altschuler (R) by 15 IL-08 Walsh (R) defeats Bean (D) by 291 NY-25 Buerkle (R) leads Maffei (D) by 411 KY-06 Chandler (D) defeats Barr (R) by 648 TX-27 Farenthold (R) leads Ortiz (D) by 792 VA-11 Connolly (D) defeats Fimian (R) by 981 WV-01 McKinley (R) defeats Oliverio (D) by 1,357 NC-02 Ellmers (R) defeats Etheridge (D) by 1,492 CA-11 McNerney (D) leads Harmer (R) by 1,783 NV-03 Heck (R) defeats Titus (D) by 1,922
  • Mutiny: Angry Dems confront “nervous” Captain Queeg about midterm losses

    11/16/2010 9:58:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 16, 2010 6:50 pm | Allahpundit
    C’mon. It’s kabuki theater. Disgruntled Democrats finally had a chance to confront Speaker Nancy Pelosi face to face for the first time during a raucous closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, as defeated Rep. Allen Boyd called her “the face of our defeat.”… His comments were made shortly after Pelosi told Democrats she was targeted in races around the country because she is an effective leader for them. The Democratic gathering was the first gathering of the caucus since the party lost control of the House.“There is great angst and frustration,” one moderate Democrat told POLITICO. The lawmaker said Pelosi would do...
  • Lisa Murkowski: "I am not one of those who wants Obama to fail"

    11/16/2010 6:42:22 PM PST · by Retired Intelligence Officer · 74 replies
    What's this all about you have to ask? This is coming up on Sean Hannity in a few minutes. Tune in. They just showed a promo of Lisa Murkowski being interviewed where she says " I am not one of those who wants Obama to fail."
  • 7 races still without outcomes

    11/16/2010 5:26:18 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/10 | Alex Isenstadt
    Republicans gained at least 59 House seats in the Nov. 2 election, but they are positioned to win more. While Democratic incumbents hold leads in two of the seven still-contested races, they trail in five others, with thousands of ballots still to be counted. Here is POLITICO's list of House undecided races: Democrats Trailing Illinois 8th District With local election officials completing their count of absentee and provisional ballots, Republican Joe Walsh is hanging on to a 290-vote lead over Democratic Rep. Melissa Bean. Bean is scheduled to address the results in a Wednesday conference call. Texas 27th District Republican...
  • Low GOP Turnout Keeps California in Democratic Hands

    11/15/2010 6:17:40 AM PST · by OneVike · 85 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER ^ | 11/15/10 | Joe Newby
    On Tuesday, November 2, voters across the country turned out in droves to give Republicans control of the House of Representatives. GOP wins in the U.S. Senate trimmed the Democratic majority, and over 675 State legislative seats were taken from Democrats nationwide. So historic was the win that the Minnesota Senate will be run by Republicans for the first time in that state's history, and Alabama will be in GOP hands for the first time since reconstruction. But what happened to California? Are Californians really so liberal that they would elect a man who was once known as "Governor Moonbeam"...
  • Wanted: GOP RepealFest in New Hampshire

    11/10/2010 11:26:48 AM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Novermber 10, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Wanted: GOP RepealFest in New Hampshire...not more laws.
  • NH "liberty bloc" projected to top 50 seats in state house

    11/09/2010 9:35:53 PM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | RidleyReport
    In the midterm elections between 40-50 seats in New Hampshire's state house were won by liberty-leaning conservative candidates. This means NH may take up smaller government very soon.
  • House update - seats still in play

    11/09/2010 6:51:13 PM PST · by Calif Conservative · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11-9-10 | Politics Daily
    GOP leads 4 of 6 House seats still undecided
  • Election 2010: An Inconsistent Wave

    11/09/2010 8:31:20 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 9, 2010 | Sean Trende
    One of the most striking aspects of the 2010 election is how uneven the wave was. Rather than striking down Democrats across the land, it spared most Democrats on the coasts and in cities. In New England, Republicans will pick up only two congressional districts, no Senate seats, and will actually lose ground in governorships. On the West Coast, the GOP finds itself picking up one or two congressional districts, and will be shut out of governorships and Senate seats. And while the GOP performed well in congressional races nationally, and very well in state legislative races, the Democrats clearly...
  • Hire Pelosi chanted by Republicans

    11/08/2010 9:22:51 AM PST · by usalady · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 7, 2010 | Martha
    Republicans that recently gave President and the Democrats a beating on November 2, 2010 are gleeful that Nancy Pelosi, who led 60 plus liberal members of the U.S. House of Representatives over the cliff, may soon be the Minority Leader.
  • Bright Prospects for GOP Farm Team

    11/08/2010 6:03:39 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 5 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 11/08/10 | Daniel
    After examining the results of state and local elections, it appears that the lower the profile of the election, the better the result for conservatives. In other words, where the Democrat/media smear machine was silent, the majority of the voters picked the Republican. This explains our historic margins in the state legislature races across the country. In addition, we picked up 6 Secretary of State offices and 5 (or 6, depending upon the fraud in California) Attorneys General offices. See more about those races here. After examining the down the ticket races more carefully, it appears that we have picked...
  • Gov.-elect Jerry Brown's new worst nightmare

    11/07/2010 5:11:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2010 | By Debra J. Saunders
    According to the CNN exit poll, Brown won among voters earning less than $100,000, while Whitman won among the 29 percent of voters who earn more than $100,000. Now they see a Democratic governor, Democratic Legislature and Democratic budget rules - and they are afraid. It doesn't help that Brown will be working with a Democratic Legislature obsessed with mandating that minors wear ski helmets, banning trans fat from restaurant food and finding new ways to tell productive people how to run their businesses. Already I've heard grumbling from folks who are making plans to pull up stakes because they...
  • The decline and fall of Barack Obama

    11/07/2010 4:48:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | November 7, 2010 | By Nile Gardiner
    The midterms were largely a referendum on Barack Obama’s policies and his leadership, and represented a remarkable reversal of fortune for a president who just 21 months ago seemed unassailable. His party’s heavy defeat at the polls represented an overwhelming rejection of the Obama agenda as well as the liberal ideology that drives it. I outline below five key factors which played a major role in bringing about the political revolution which took America by storm. 1. America is a conservative nation Poll after poll has shown that Obama’s Big Government vision is fundamentally out of touch with the majority...
  • Fox News Dominates Cable News Election Night Coverage

    11/06/2010 6:06:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | November 3, 2010 | By Robert Seidman
    Unsurprisingly FNC easily won in primetime as well as the 5p-7pm period.  CNN pulled ahead of MSNBC but not nearly by the margins separating FNC and CNN. 8-11p ET MSNBC CNN FNC P2+ 1,945,000 2,423,000 6,957,000 25-54 669,000 1,030,000 2,431,000 5p-7p MSNBC CNN FNC P2+ 869,000 945,000 3,092,000 25-54 256,000 283,000 750,000   Fox News average viewership (6.935 million) topped all the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) coverage of the 2010 midterm elections head to head in the 10pm (Eastern) hour.In the news advertiser target adults 25-54 demographic, NBC lead the 10pm hour, followed by Fox, ABC and CBS....
  • Reading the Exit Polls [Tapper v. Gibbs]

    11/05/2010 6:55:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 4, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    TAPPER: You have said and the president also suggested that the message of Tuesday's elections is that the American people want the parties to work together. Where do you get that from? GIBBS: I think Washington writ large was not held in high regard, and I think people disapproved of, according to those polls, the way Congress worked. TAPPER: A majority of the American people think that the president's policies will do long-term harm to the nation. It would seem that the message from Tuesday is they don't like what this administration is doing and therefore when the Republicans say...
  • Martyrs to ObamaCare

    11/05/2010 6:21:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 5, 2010
    Tuesday's repudiation of President Obama's health-care agenda includes the 48% of voters in favor of repeal, according to exit polls. But the ObamaCare reckoning wouldn't be complete without a mention of the Members who lost their seats in part because of the bill. At least 33 of the 219 House Democrats who voted for ObamaCare were turned out by their constituents. The irony is that opposing ObamaCare didn't save Democrats who voted no either, presumably because these dissidents still enabled the larger White House agenda. Seventeen of the 34 Democrats who voted against the bill in March lost, while nay-sayer...
  • Election 2010: A Look at Some Down the Ticket Races

    11/05/2010 6:02:00 AM PDT · by red meat conservative
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 11/05/10 | Daniel
    There has been a lot of focus on the major Republican victories in state legislatures. Most people haven't focused as much on some of the other statewide races across the country. Well, according to preliminary results, it appears that we have won some Attorney General and Secretary of State offices in several key states. It is important to note that these offices are vital to our efforts to augment our farm team of future candidates in some key states. Many Gubernatorial and Senatorial candidates in recent years have been AG's or SOS's. Here is a brief synopsis of the Republican...
  • Obama acknowledges his message didn't get through

    11/05/2010 5:41:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | November 5, 2010
    President Barack Obama is acknowledging in the wake of this week's election rout that he hasn't been able to successfully promote his economic-rescue message to anxious Americans. Obama says in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" that he "stopped paying attention" to the leadership style he displayed during his run for the presidency. Obama also said he recognizes now that "leadership is not just legislation," and that "it's a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone. And making an argument that people can understand." "And I think that - we haven't...
  • Total Raised and Spent 2010 Race: Florida District 22 (West Race)

    11/04/2010 12:07:44 PM PDT · by November 2010 · 5 replies | 11-4 | Open Secrets
    Ron Klein (D) * Raised: $3,414,725 Spent: $4,820,697 Cash on Hand: $178,097 Last Report: October 13, 2010 PAC contributions $1,101,411 (32%) Individual contributions $2,218,146 (65%) Candidate self-financing $0 (0%) Other $95,168 (3%) Allen B. West (R) Raised: $5,588,176 Spent: $4,394,508 Cash on Hand: $1,223,100 Last Report: October 13, 2010
  • Obama Invites GOP Leaders to White House; McConnell Remains Defiant

    11/04/2010 12:01:24 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 53 replies · 8+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 11/04/10 |
    Saying he got the message from voters, President Obama invited Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress to the White House after he returns from his trip to Asia to discuss the economy, tax cuts and unemployment insurance. Following a Cabinet meeting, Obama told reporters he invited presumptive House Speaker John Boehner and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell to meet with him on Nov. 18. The meeting is also to include current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.