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  • (Video) Sarah Palin Impresses GOP: Sold-Out Crowd, Big Money Raised & Obama Smack Down

    05/12/2010 8:09:52 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 12 replies · 561+ views
    2 videos posted of Sarah Palin in Obama's home tuff (not Kenyan or Hawaii but Chicago). News reported 4,100 showed up to see Sarah Palin. The Governor also impressed Illinois’ top Republicans willing to spend $500 to $25,000 at a fund-raiser for the state party.
  • Go Adam G!

    02/02/2010 2:04:24 PM PST · by Thebaddog · 40 replies · 902+ views
    vanity | 2.2.10 | self
    I voted in Chicago for Adam Andrzejewski! He's going to do the unthinkable here in the belly of the beast. Turnout was light. And Chicago Lady, Rosanna Pulido was on the ballot as well. This could be Hugh!
  • Rush: Andrzejewski is Illinois's Scott Brown

    02/01/2010 6:40:36 PM PST · by kingattax · 38 replies · 1,230+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2-1-10 | Stephen Spruiell
    Rush Limbaugh has thrown his support behind Adam Andrzejewski (pronounced "an-gee-EFF-skee"), a Republican candidate for governor of Illinois. (Audio here.) Tomorrow's GOP primary is crowded with challengers, and Andrzejewski has trailed former state party chairman Andy McKenna in the polls. But he has been riding a surge lately, starting with an endorsement from former Polish president and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa on Friday, and continuing with Rush's declaration that Andrzejewski might be "the Scott Brown of his contest." "I have not heard Rush’s remarks yet — I’ve spent the day campaigning in Polish neighborhoods all over Chicago — but people...
  • Lech Walesa stumps for conservative IL candidate for governor

    02/01/2010 10:08:53 AM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies · 466+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2010 | Ann Kane
    From the Gdansk Lenin Shipyards to the city of the Back of the Yards, Lech Walesa, former President of Poland, and preeminent community organizer, attended a fundraiser on Friday, January 29, to endorse Adam Andrzejewski (an gee eff skie) who is one of six Republicans seeking the nomination of his party for Governor of Illinois. Walesa , who led trade union strikes in Poland in the early 1980s, managed to bring about needed economic and political change for laborers without resorting to violence. He led the Solidarność or Solidarity, a broad anti-Soviet social movement. Its activities included workers taking to...
  • IL: Adam Andrzejewski Surges Withn Two Points In Latest Poll

    02/01/2010 7:00:47 AM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies · 256+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 1, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate and conservative Adam Andrzejewski rallied supporters in O’Fallon, Illinois this afternoon. It was a standing room only crowd.While campaigning in O’Fallon the Andrzejewski team announced that Adam had just received the endorsement of the largest Chicago Polish paper today. And…. It was announced that Adam had surged to within two points in an internal poll conducted by a conservative organization in Washington DC. Andrzejewski was 8 points down earlier in the week in the Illinois race. It may have been the endorsement by Lech Walesa that helped Andrzejewski surge in the latest polling. And this is despite...
  • Illinois GOP candidate snags endorsement from Lech Walesa

    01/29/2010 3:23:23 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 9 replies · 324+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/28/10 05:14 PM ET | Michael O'Brien
    The famous Polish dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa will campaign in Illinois on Friday on behalf of a Republican candidate for governor. Walesa, the co-founder of the Polish trade union Solidarity, which contributed to the fall of communism in Poland, will hit the campaign trail on behalf of Adam Andrzejewski, an Illinois businessman running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the state. Walesa will speak at a luncheon, as well as help with a fundraiser, and speak to media during a barnstorming of northern Illinois on Friday said Brian McDaniel, a spokesman for Andrzejewski.
  • Pat O'Malley to Endorse Adam Andrzejewski Republican for IL Governor: Analysis

    01/19/2010 6:15:58 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 291+ views ^ | January 19, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    First let me begin by stating the following commentary is not an endorsement of Adam Andrzejewski's gubernatorial bid who is seeking the GOP nomination in the February 2nd primary. But I must provide full disclosure regarding my prior relationship with former state Sen. Patrick O'Malley. My wife Julie and I know O'Malley well. He was our state Senator when we lived in Crestwood, Illinois in southwest Cook County. We care for him deeply and always will. As a private citizen, I supported his bid for the GOP gubernatorial primary in 2002. Then-Attorney General Jim Ryan went on to defeat O'Malley...
  • Fiscal Realism: Interview With Adam Andrzejewski Candidate for Illinois Governor

    01/13/2010 10:13:07 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 190+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 01/13/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    First of all, I know it looks impossible to even say, so let's clear up that last name. It's pronounced An-gee-ef-ski. I know, I know, that means here in Illinois we could possibly go from a Governor Blagojevich to an Andrzejewski. But the difficult last name should stand as the only similarity between the two men, for Adam seems to have some ideas on how Illinois might get out of its fiscal nightmare. I interviewed him not long ago and he had some very interesting thoughts on how to fix Illinois. ( In fact, Andrzejewski has already made some headway...
  • MSNBC Host Accuses Tea Party Organizer of Including People who Want to 'Kill Blacks and Jews'

    03/02/2010 3:59:34 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 51 replies · 1,606+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    You almost need a flak jacket to go on an MSNBC show these days - at least judging by the rapid fire attacks displayed on the March 2 "The Dylan Ratigan Show." Either host Dylan Ratigan was trying to play to MSNBC's rabid liberal audience or he really has it in for the Tea Party movement based on some exaggerated notion it is nothing but hate and fear mongers. In an interview with Mark Williams, a conservative talk radio host and sometimes spokesman for the Tea Party Express, Ratigan asked Williams what he was doing to separate his legitimate effort...
  • Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud

    04/24/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 99 replies ^ | November 11th, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    So how did Romney lose a race that numerous reputable polls and pundits predicted would be an easy win, based on historical patterns? The most realistic explanation is voter fraud in a few swing states.
  • Now The Gibson Guitar Raids Make Sense

    05/23/2013 4:16:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23. 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    IRS Scandal: The inexplicable raid nearly two years ago on a guitar maker for using allegedly illegal wood that its competitors also used was another targeting by this administration of its political enemies. On Aug. 24, 2011, federal agents executed four search warrants on Gibson Guitar Corp. facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. One of the top makers of acoustic and electric guitars, including the iconic Les Paul introduced in 1952, Gibson was accused of using wood illegally obtained in violation of the century-old Lacey Act, which outlaws trafficking in...
  • Email: Nancy Pelosi Said Dealing With Obama Was Like Dealing With ‘The Junior Senator From Illinois’

    02/27/2016 3:03:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/16 | Chuck Ross
    California Rep. Nancy Pelosi disparagingly referred to President Obama as “the junior senator from Illinois” during a meeting with wealthy Democratic donors just after the party was trounced in 2010’s mid-term elections, according to an email that Sidney Blumenthal sent to then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. “When I go to the White House I feel like I’m dealing with the junior senator from Illinois,” is what Blumenthal claimed Pelosi told a group of people gathered at the Democracy Alliance’s annual meeting, held in mid-Nov. 2010. The email was contained in the batch of records released by the State Department...
  • DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar

    09/01/2011 12:02:29 AM PDT · by Cymbaline · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | Wednesday, August 31st at 11:16PM EDT | Ben Howe
    The Gibson Guitar saga has taken a sinister turn. It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business. Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the United States government are bluntly informing them that they’d be better off shipping their manufacturing labor overseas.
  • 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...
  • Mary Matalin: 90% Chance GOP Will Win Both the House and Senate in Midterms – Video 9/7/10

    09/07/2010 10:21:46 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 7, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of ABC’s George Stephanopoulos talking with GOP Strategist Mary Matalin and Democrat Strategist Donna Brazile about the chances of Republicans winning control of Congress in the upcoming Midterm Elections. Brazile put the odds at “50-50,” while Matalin said the GOP would win back the House, and that they had a “9 in 10″ chance of taking the U.S. Senate as well.
  • 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.”...
  • 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...