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  • Fox News Analyst: First American To Shoot Down A Domestic Spy Drone 'Will Become A Folk Hero'

    05/15/2012 1:38:34 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 160 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/15/2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Charles Krauthammer, the conservative columnist spoke about the use of drones for domestic spying last night. He blasted the idea: "A drone is a high-tech version of an old army. It ought to be used in Somalia to hunt bad guys but not in America. Yes you can say we have satellites, we have Google Street, we have everything else, but that is no reason to accept a society where you are always watched by the government. "I would predict the first guy who uses a second amendment weapon to bring a drone down who is hovering over his house...
  • Top 10: Obama in History jokes on Twitter

    05/15/2012 10:53:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/15/12 | Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer
    According to reports, someone at the White House has used the biographies of past U.S. presidents to promote the current president. (Read the Examiner's Philip Klein: Obama vandalizes WH presidential biographies for more context) That led several conservatives to post jokes on Twitter making it a Trending Topic nationally. Here are our top 10 favorites. 10. @bradcundiff George Washington cut down the cherry tree but Obama was there to catch it. #ObamaInHistory
  • Obama vandalizes WH presidential biographies

    05/15/2012 3:39:40 PM PDT · by bramps · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/15/2012 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Conservatives are having a laugh after it surfaced that the official presidential biographies on the White House website have been updated to inject President Obama into history. But kidding aside, this is a truly disgraceful behavior. In the most egregious example, noted by the Heritage Foundation's Rory Cooper, the official Ronald Reagan biography is appended with the note: "In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffet Rule." (Over at Commentary,...
  • Obama tells Barnard women why imaginary world matters (Sometimes the jokes write themselves)

    05/15/2012 4:16:27 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    sf gate ^ | 5/15/2012 | Margot Magowan
    He’s back, people! First, President Obama made the amazing and inspiring move last week to finally support gay marriage. Have you see the latest New Yorker cover? Is this beautiful or what? How could anyone not feel happy looking at this image? The whole idea that gay marriage is “anti-family” or threatens “traditional” marriage is such an inane, warped, self-defeating argument. “Traditional” marriage was, of course, created as a financial contract to control the means of reproduction, that is, women. When women had no social, political, or financial power, when they were not allowed to own property and only valued...
  • North Dakota’s House race No. 1 of those ‘that might surprise you’

    05/15/2012 4:32:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    North Dakoata Politics ^ | May 11, 2012 | Kristen M. Daum
    The Washington Post has put North Dakota atop its list of “The 10 House districts that might surprise you.” The report today aims to showcase 10 House races that are “surprisingly competitive” in an election year, where not only is partisan control at stake but where redistricting has changed the game for seats across the country. North Dakota is the only state on the list where redistricting wasn’t a factor in the competitive nature of its House race. (North Dakota is a single at-large district, so there is no redistricting here.) Republican Rep. Rick Berg won North Dakota’s House seat...
  • Shock Poll: Romney now leads among women

    05/15/2012 8:30:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 15, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama’s claim that the GOP is mounting a war on women has proven to be a failure. A month into his assault on the Republicans and Mitt Romney, the new CBS-New York Times poll shows that the GOP presidential candidate now leads among women--and men. Since April, women have gone from strongly backing Obama to endorsing Romney. In April, Obama held a 49 percent to 43 percent lead among women. That has now flipped to 46 percent backing Romney with 44 percent for Obama, an 8-point switch. Ironically, Romney’s support among men has dropped, but he still edges Obama...
  • NYT/CBS poll: Romney 46, Obama 43 (Remember, Romney is not yet the GOP Nominee)

    05/14/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    The weighted sample of registered voters: 36D/30R/34I, which is right in line with most national polls.Maybe Karl was right about that “turning point.”The bombshell number, obviously, is Romney leading O by two among women. If that happens on election day, rest assured that the overall margin will be a lot wider than three points. So what's driving the sudden Mittmania? It's probably not the economy: Most Americans (67 percent) believe the economy is in bad shape, but respondents expressed the most optimism on that issue since January 2008 – months before the economic crisis was in full swing. Thirty-two percent...
  • Alarm Grows Among Dems About Obama’s Chances

    05/15/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    “You can be stylish and powerful, too. That's Michelle’s advice.” -- President Obama telling graduates to temper but preserve their interest in clothing during his commencement address at Barnard College, a women-only college of New York’s Columbia University. It has taken months of bad news, but Democrats increasingly believe that President Obama might just lose his re-election bid. The latest wake-up call comes in the form of a New York Times/CBS poll showing Republican Mitt Romney in the lead not just among registered voters overall, but with women and independents.
  • African-American Church Leaders Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support

    05/14/2012 8:00:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | May 13, 2012
    African-American Church Leaders Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Just days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, pastors and priests around Maryland took to their own pulpits with their reaction– and in some cases– condemnation of the president. Derek Valcourt explains the president’s comments have folks on both sides of the issue fired up. Both sides hope the president’s position helps sway votes in their favor when the issue hits Maryland’s ballot this November. “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said. When Obama announced that his position on same-sex...
  • Are Obama-Biden about to be DUMPED by the Democrats for 2012 -- Thinking the Unthinkable ? (Vanity)

    05/13/2012 12:01:56 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 89 replies
    None ^ | 2012-05-12 | Patton@Bastogne, Free Republic Member since 1998
    . 2012-05-12 (Vanity Post) Just a thought that I've had in the past few days ... The political air feels peculiar ... I think that something is afoot ... Why have the following events happened in the last week ? 1) Bill Clinton (very) publicly "verbally" punching Obama in the Face ? ... 2) Hillary Clinton trotted-out as without make-up in a "more natural" pose ... looking suprising younger (from a distance) than she's been seen in recent years ... 3) A "deliberate" newsleaked story that Jeremiah Wright was offered $ 150,000 "hush money" story that breaks today (from the...
  • Veterans Favor Obama Over Romney - They're Sick of War

    05/14/2012 6:38:42 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 83 replies
    The Auburn Journal ^ | May 13, 2012 | "Over_L"
    According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, veterans favor Obama over Romney by as much as seven percentage points. They favor cutting the defense budget. Read more... COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) - Mack McDowell likes to spend time at the local knife and gun show "drooling over firearms," as he puts it. Retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army, he has lined his study with books on war, framed battalion patches from his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a John Wayne poster, and an 1861 Springfield rifle from an ancestor who fought in the Civil War. But when it comes...
  • Democrat media cheerleaders can’t talk away the truth: Obama is probably even losing in Oregon

    05/14/2012 8:13:05 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    In 2008 Barack Obama won Oregon by 17 points but a new SurveyUSA poll shows he is leading by just 4 points. If that was all the bad news out of The Beaver State it would be bad enough foe Obama, but the news gets worse when more realistic standards of voter sentiment are applied to data as presented. In response to this news, the Oregonian (one of the foulest of the Democrats’ mouth piece news outlets) points to the difference between the numbers of registered Democrats/Republicans/Independents who voted in Oregon’s 2010 elections and the breakdown SurveyUSA used to put...
  • Top Romney Donor on Obama's 'Enemies List': They're Stalking My Kids (Video)

    05/14/2012 4:41:42 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    human events ^ | 5/12/2012 | by Jim Hoft
    Romney donor Frank VanderSloot, one of the eight men detailed by the president's "Truth Team" by the campaign, was on with Greta Van Susteren on Friday night. Frank is discovering what it means to be on a president's "enemies list." The top Romney donor says that Obama lackeys are attacking him and starting rumors about him and his family. Vandersloot revealed in an interview on Fox News that his business practice is being hurt by the attacks from the Obama team.
  • More Presidential Scenarios (Three additional ways to look at the 2012 campaign)

    05/14/2012 6:57:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/14/2012 | Michael Barone
    Last week, I wrote about the standings in the presidential race and said it looked like a long, hard slog through about a dozen clearly identified target states, much like the contests in 2000 and 2004. Call that the 2000/2004 long, hard slog scenario. But I also said there were other possible scenarios. I can think of three. The 1964/1972 scenario: Challenger disqualifies himself. Barry Goldwater and George McGovern were idealistic, intelligent senators who took positions on issues that made them unacceptable to most voters in years favorable to incumbents. This could happen to Mitt Romney this year. And it...
  • Obama's gay marriage flip-flop helps Romney seal the deal with evangelicals

    05/14/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 14, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    Near the end of the competitive part of the recent Republican presidential primary season, Gov. Mitt Romney began showing growing support among evangelical voters. The Mormon had been losing that influential portion of the GOP base by lopsided proportions. Not anymore. Thank you, Barack Obama. As his nomination in August became clear, the contrast between Romney's family life and moral convictions and those of his Democrat opponent became starkly clear, no more so than following President Obama's forced flip last week to supporting gay marriage, following an alleged push by Vice President Joe Biden. Obama's move was wildly popular among...
  • U. of Chicago medical center VP revealed as Jeremiah Wright briber

    05/14/2012 3:50:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/154/12 | Jeff Poor
    On an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Monday, “The Amateur” author Edward Klein revealed the name of a close ally of President Barack Obama that his book alleges offered a $150,000 bribe to Rev. Jeremiah Wright to be quiet until after the 2008 election. “Well, what happened is that after ABC’s Brian Ross broadcast the video tapes of the Rev. Wright ‘God damning America’ and slamming whites and slamming Jews and America, he was contacted by one of Obama’s closest personal friends — a guy who travels on Obama’s plane, who plays basketball with him, who goes on...
  • It's official: Obama '1st gay president'

    05/14/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 5/13/2012 | by Joe Kovacs
    Despite the fact Barack Obama is married with two children, Newsweek magazine is dubbing him “The First Gay President” on its latest cover, crowning him with a rainbow-colored halo. The cover comes in the wake of Obama’s newly declared support for homosexual marriage in America. The edition, which hits newsstands Monday, features a column by Andrew Sullivan, an openly homosexual self-titled conservative political pundit. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work,” Sullivan...
  • Former Obama Speechwriter to Pen White House Sitcom (Another distraction from the economy)

    05/14/2012 3:35:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 5/10/2012 | By Courtney Subramanian
    How closely will art imitate life? NBC says it’s rolling out a new sitcom next season about life in the White House, written by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett, the BBC reported. 1600 Penn will profile a fictional First Family, featuring Bill Pullman as the Commander in Chief and Dharma & Greg star Jenna Elfman as the First Lady, as well as The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as their eldest son and Modern Family director Jason Winer.
  • The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright [Obama’s team tried to buy his silence]

    05/13/2012 5:11:14 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 133 replies
    New York Post ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | New York Post
    <p>When sermons of Obama’s Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama’s campaign. ABC aired one where Wright screamed, “Goddamn America!” Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.</p>
  • Obama Heads for John Edwards-type Hush Money Scandal?

    05/14/2012 4:06:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | John Ransom
    Staggering under an avalanche of bad news regarding the economy, Obama’s presidential campaign took another hit over the weekend as the New York Post detailed divisions amongst Democrats and radicals, including charges that Obama tried to buy the silence of his controversial Chicago pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Author Edward Klein in his new book The Amateur writes that Obama offered his long-time radical preacher and pastor $150,000 in hush money for staying out of the spotlight during Obama’s 2008 run for president. I might add that I have a feeling that radical association with Obama was a booming cottage industry...