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  • You picked a fine time to lead us Barack

    02/27/2012 4:07:47 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jonathan McWhite
    Two marines have it down, alright: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W57aBMYKvU
  • Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

    02/27/2012 3:43:32 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    As we predicted, Big Labor has launched a legal attack aimed at destroying Indiana's newly-enacted Right to Work law -- an attack that is in fact a dagger directed against virtually every state Right to Work law. Anticipating this development, earlier this month your Foundation launched a special legal task force aimed at protecting Indiana's popular Right to Work law and determined that it is on sound legal ground. Foundation attorneys have successfully defended state Right to Work laws in the past and are confident of prevailing again -- but the Big Labor bosses are desperate to keep their forced-dues...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-27-12

    02/27/2012 2:48:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 34 replies · 1+ views
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-27-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Pettiness and Mud (Thomas Sowell)

    02/27/2012 2:36:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 28, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The only good news for the Republicans coming out of the seemingly endless presidential candidate "debates" is that some Republican leaders are now belatedly thinking about how they can avoid a repetition of this debacle in future elections. What could they possibly have been thinking about, in the first place, when they agreed to a format based on short sound bites for dealing with major complex issues, and with media journalists — 90 percent of them Democrats — picking the topics? The conduct of the candidates made things worse. In a world with a record-breaking national debt and Iran...
  • Santorum blames 2008 mortgage crisis on $4-per-gallon gas

    02/27/2012 2:32:03 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 59 replies · 1+ views
    thehill.com ^ | 02/27/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Rick Santorum on Monday blamed the housing crisis on high gas prices. During a campaign appearance in Michigan, Santorum said the housing bubble burst in 2008 because people could no longer afford to pay their mortgages because of high gas prices. "We went into a recession in 2008 because of gasoline prices," Santorum said in Michigan according to Buzzfeed. "The bubble burst in housing because people couldn’t pay their mortgages because of $4 a gallon gasoline."
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, February-27-2012

    02/27/2012 2:31:23 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Unmapped: Update on New York Redistricting

    02/27/2012 2:26:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 26, 2012 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    Each state must redraw its political maps to reflect the 2010 census, and New York is among the last to comply. The delay makes it harder for challengers to start campaigns. The state’s Congressional primary will be on June 26; its legislative primary will be on Sept. 11. SO FAR Legislative districts have been proposed by lawmakers, but not approved, and have been criticized as gerrymandered to protect incumbents. No Congressional districts have been proposed. THE LATEST A group of elected officials seeking the creation of a Latino Congressional district centered in Upper Manhattan marched from the Inwood neighborhood to...
  • My Muslim President Obama (02.25.09)

    02/27/2012 2:05:40 PM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | Febrfuary 25, 2012 | Asma Gull Hasan
    I know President Obama is not Muslim, but I am tempted nevertheless to think that he is, as are most Muslims I know. In a very unscientific oral poll, ranging from family members to Muslim acquaintances, many of us feel, just as African-Americans did for the non-black but culturally leaning African-American President Bill Clinton, that we have our first American Muslim president in Barack Hussein Obama. I know it's odd to say this. At first, I thought I was the only Muslim engaging in this folly, and I am reluctant to express it lest right-wing zealots try to use "Muslim"...
  • Desperate to Distract from Obama, Liberals Claim I'm Destroying the Republican Party

    02/27/2012 1:37:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There was a movie last night that I thought was gonna win that didn't. I know it wasn't eligible because it didn't start until this year. Wag the Contraceptive. Like Wag the Dog. A movie about a fake war. It was on television, Wag the Contraceptive, and better than anything that was on the roster of possible best movies last night. Wag the Contraceptive. It just continues. It continues and now, ladies and gentlemen, your host, I, the adorable, the lovable, the harmless, lovable little fuzzball, it's right here in the sound bites. I'm overwhelmed, by the...
  • Study: Over 20 debates, Paul attacked Romney’s rivals 39 times — but never once attacked Romney

    02/27/2012 1:30:59 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Caveat: The study comes from Think Progress. But in case you’re inclined to doubt it because of its provenance, note that The Corner’s Patrick Brennan also reviewed transcripts from the last seven debates dating back to January 7 and found just one instance of Paul criticizing Romney — and that criticism was brief and mild. Out: Conspiracy theories advanced by Ron Paul. In: Conspiracy theories involving Ron Paul. While Paul has freely attacked Romney’s top rivals, he has never once attacked Romney… Paul has gone beyond merely refraining from attacks. He has actively defended Romney on some of his biggest...
  • Chris Christie: I’d consider it if Romney asked me to be his VP (Singing a different tune, huh?)

    02/27/2012 1:13:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Chris Christie has resisted every temptation to run for president, but he’s no longer sure he’d be able to resist the temptation to join the GOP ticket as the vice presidential nominee. If Mitt Romney asked, he just might say yes, he said yesterday. Christian Heinze of the website GOP12 notes that Christie, the popular sharp-tongued Republican who endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy for president, is now singing a different tune when asked about being on the GOP ticket in 2012.“If Gov. Romney were to come and talk to me about it, I would listen because I love my party enough...
  • Loyal Romney Voters Bashful About Support

    02/27/2012 1:12:19 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    ABC4News ^ | Brian Carlson
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - It's an important night, Monday, for presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Tuesday the GOP primaries are being held in Michigan, and Arizona. Romney needs votes from his biggest supporters. But one group doesn't want other people to know they're voting for Mitt.
  • Poll: Most voters believe healthcare mandate is unconstitutional

    02/27/2012 1:10:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
    Nearly two years after President Obama signed his landmark healthcare package into law, three-quarters of registered voters believe the law’s requirement that every American carry health insurance is unconstitutional, according to a new survey. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken earlier this month and released Monday found that a majority of voters -- those surveyed in battleground states and nationwide generally -- agreed in their dislike of the Affordable Care Act. Voters in battleground states are more likely to want it repealed, the poll showed. Fifty-three percent of voters polled in battleground states – Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada,...
  • Trashing Tricare [Obama to cut healthcare for troops]

    02/27/2012 1:05:40 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges. The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention. The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the...
  • Gay Marine’s homecoming kiss goes viral

    02/27/2012 10:23:44 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 91 replies · 9+ views
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    "Five months after the military's ban on openly gay service expired, a photo of a young gay Marine's homecoming kiss has gone viral".
  • Harry Reid eulogizes former Nevada lawmaker Bill Raggio in Senate

    02/27/2012 1:01:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Feb. 27, 2012 | Karoun Demirjian
    It isn’t uncommon for Sen. Harry Reid reopen the Senate after a congressional recess by admonishing his fellow Senators — especially the Republicans — to drop partisan pretense. But Monday, Reid let Bill Raggio, Nevada’s longest-serving statesman who died last Thursday, do the talking. “He was a Republican who believed government should be lean but not mean. Here’s what he said recently: ‘I think the present leadership of the Republican party is a little too radical and has been taken over by what I think is a radical element,’” Reid said on the Senate floor midday Monday. “That’s a direct...
  • The Santorum Predicament: A Sign of the Times (Everything you've said can be used against you)

    02/27/2012 1:00:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 3+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2012 | By R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan had it just right - someone had better read Rick Santorum his Miranda rights. In the big leagues of national politics, she warns, "Everything you've said can and will be used against you." Keep in mind that Rick Santorum has said a great deal, and is still talking. In a world accustomed to bland politicians, Santorum breaks the mold. He admires conviction politicians, and he aims to be one. He speaks his mind, and then keeps on talking. On crucial issues of a moral nature, Santorum not only states his position, he explains it in...
  • Blurred Line Between Espionage and Truth (WH Uses Espionage Act Against Whistle-Blowers)

    02/27/2012 12:52:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 26, 2012 | David Carr
    Last Wednesday in the White House briefing room, the administration’s press secretary, Jay Carney, opened on a somber note, citing the deaths of Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid, two reporters who had died “in order to bring truth” while reporting in Syria. Jake Tapper, the White House correspondent for ABC News, pointed out that the administration had lauded brave reporting in distant lands more than once and then asked, “How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistle-blowers...
  • Keep Shell Out Of The Arctic! (latest polar bear extinction hysterics big lie)

    02/27/2012 12:40:07 PM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Dear BP couldn’t clean up an oil spill in the Gulf. How in the world will Shell do it in the Arctic? The Obama Administration has given Shell tentative approval to explore for oil in Alaska’s Polar Bear Seas. Tell Secretary Salazar to deny Shell the final permits it needs to begin drilling this summer! The Obama Administration is now paving the way for Shell to begin drilling this summer in both of our nation’s “Polar Bear Seas.” We must not let Shell roll the dice with America’s Arctic, where a blowout and spill could devastate populations of polar bears,...
  • Gingrich takes aim at Santorum, sees impossible task in Afghanistan

    02/27/2012 12:38:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 140 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 27, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon
    NASHVILLE – Newt Gingrich went on the offensive against Rick Santorum during a campaign swing through Tennessee Monday, calling him a “big Labor Republican” and predicting his surging opponent’s fortunes will quickly change amid a chaotic race that could remain competitive all the way to the Republican National Convention in August. Gingrich, who has said he must do well in the Southern states to win the GOP nomination, also predicted he would win the Alabama and Mississippi primaries next month. Turning to the escalating violence in Afghanistan, the former Georgia congressman said the United States is facing an impossible task...
  • The Personal Cost of Obama's Vacations

    02/27/2012 12:27:06 PM PST · by pgyanke · 8 replies · 10+ views
    News Herald ^ | 2/5/2012 | William J. Flynn, MD
    From the Panama City, FL News Herald of 2/5/12:
  • Santorum Takes 18-Point Lead Over Romney in Tennessee

    02/27/2012 12:26:53 PM PST · by DannyTN · 22 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Monday, 27 Feb 2012 01:40 PM | Henry J. Reske
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has moved into an 18-point lead over rival Mitt Romney in Tennessee. Registered likely and early voters favored the former Pennsylvania senator over the former Massachusetts governor 38 to 20 percent, a poll by Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions found. Read more on Newsmax.com
  • The GOP’s Panic Over Rick Santorum

    02/27/2012 12:22:17 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 27, 2012 | Michael Medved
    For more than six months, worried conservative chieftains talked up the need to unite behind a single rightist candidate in order to block the potential victory of the “mushy moderate” from Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. Now, on the eve of crucial primaries in Michigan and Arizona, and with Super Tuesday looming just one week later, some of those same leaders speak privately of the need to unite behind that same, once-dreaded Romney in order to avert an even more dire disaster: the nomination of Rick Santorum.
  • Obama Sale of First Family Photo Tests Campaign Rules

    02/27/2012 12:08:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Obama Sale of First Family Photo Tests Campaign Rules The first family has yet to appear together on the 2012 campaign trail, but the faces of the foursome are now officially for sale in President Obama’s campaign store. A portrait of the president, first lady and their daughters taken in the Oval Office by an official White House photographer is prominently featured on Obama-Biden buttons for $5 apiece, and in an online campaign ad asking voters to “join our campaign.” It’s the first time this election cycle that images of Sasha and Malia Obama have been used by the president’s...
  • Gallup Daily: Romney 32%, Santorum 28%, Gingrich 14%

    02/27/2012 11:52:26 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 169 replies · 1+ views
    The Gallup Poll | 2-27-2012 | Gallup
    Romney 32% Santorum 28% Gingrich 14% Paul 12%
  • Video: In 2007 Nancy Pelosi Blamed Bush for $3 Gas, Now She Blames GOP and Wall Street

    02/27/2012 11:45:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    verum serum ^ | 2/27/12 | John
    As of last week, Pelosi had a new villain to blame high gas prices on instead of the President: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said unscrupulous Wall Street investors have artificially inflated prices at the pump, which are climbing toward $4 per gallon. The California Democrat called on Congress to take “strong action” to rein in the allegedly excessive speculation, and accused Republicans of protecting Wall Street profits at the expense of consumers.
  • Obama’s Michigan Machinations

    02/27/2012 11:19:53 AM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | 27 Feb 2012 | Sasha Issenberg
    Cagey tactics that will make life difficult for Republicans on Tuesday. On Tuesday night, Barack Obama’s name will be on a Michigan ballot, but his campaign is doing everything it can to keep his supporters away from the polls. On previous Tuesdays when Republicans were voting, the re-election campaign made high-profile efforts to encourage Democrats to turn out and participate in party nominating contests in which Obama faced no serious competition. Obama organizers lured voters to Iowa caucus locations with a promise that the president would address attendees by teleconference, and Joe Biden did the same for New Hampshire house...
  • Mitt Romney ignores Rick Santorum's social politics

    02/27/2012 11:17:30 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    politico.com ^ | 2/27/12 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    But ask Romney to whack his leading rival where he’s most vulnerable — on social issues like birth control, religion in politics or women’s role in the workplace and the military — and you won’t hear a peep, despite the fact that those issues are a big turn off to swing voters in November. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73328.html#ixzz1nbxyVdi7
  • Survey Says: Santorum’s Social Views Killing Him in Michigan

    02/27/2012 10:44:53 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 155 replies · 3+ views
    COMMENTARY ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2012 | Alana Goodman
    There’s a chance Rick Santorum may still scrape out a win in Michigan tomorrow. This morning’s Public Policy Polling survey has Mitt Romney leading him by just a few points, 39 percent to 37 percent. But the internal numbers look worse for Santorum, and his ongoing slide in the state seems to be due to his focus on social issues: One place Santorum may have hurt himself in the last week is an overemphasis on social issues. 69 percent of voters say they’re generally more concerned with economic issues this year to only 17 percent who pick social issues. And...
  • John McCain 'was urged to mount legal challenge to Barack Obama's presidential victory'

    02/27/2012 10:41:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies · 3+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | February 27, 2012 | Raf Sanchez
    The Republican presidential candidate was reportedly advised by aides to take the dramatic step of seeking an injunction to prevent the results in Ohio and Pennsylvania from being certified, a move that would have plunged the election night into chaos. His campaign staff were said to have believed they had evidence of voter fraud in the two battleground states and could challenge the results in the court. According to an analyst at Stratfor, the political intelligence company whose hacked emails are being published by WikiLeaks, Mr Mcain's staff were still pleading with him to take legal action in the moments...
  • Rick Santorum stands by conservative record, calls Mitt Romney ‘liberal governor’

    02/27/2012 10:34:44 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 13 replies · 2+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 02/25/2012 4:55 PM | Bobby Caina Calvan
    TROY, Mich. -- With just days to go before Tuesday’s primary, the GOP’s two leading candidates, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum today appealed for support from Tea Party devotees and further attempted to burnish their conservative credentials. At a tea party event in the working-class Detroit suburb of St. Clair Shores, Santorum mocked the former Massachusetts governor for questioning his conservative record. “It’s laughable for Mr. Romney to suggest that I am not conservative,” he said, and referred to his main rival for the Republican presidential nomination as “a liberal governor of Massachusetts.” Santorum ran through a litany of grievances...
  • Shooters rally on rules, firearms rights (NY)

    02/27/2012 10:31:45 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | February 26, 2012 | Will Elliott
    Gun owners, possessing firearms for hunting and self-protection, are beset each year with a volley of laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and judicial decrees that affect their hunting privileges and rights under the Second Amendment. Judges in each county of the state have the discretion to grant pistol permits on the basis of what they deem permissible in their county. New York State allows only carrying a pistol/ handgun that is concealed. Hence, when a person applies for a pistol permit, he or she is offered two basic options: restricted (to hunting or target shooting) or unrestricted (carried concealed on one’s...
  • "No. Never." Ron Paul assures media he is not colluding with Romney campaign

    02/27/2012 10:19:48 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | February 26, 2012 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was short, emphatic and to the point. “No. Never.” That was the straightforward answer Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul gave Red Dirt Report Saturday afternoon, following his well-attended Oklahoma City campaign stop, when he was asked by this reporter if he was somehow working behind the scenes with the Mitt Romney campaign. The few members of the Oklahoma media that bothered to cover the Ron Paul press conference on the first floor of the State Capitol did not ask the one question many national media people are talking about – collusion between Paul and Romney to...
  • Across Arizona, Illegal Immigration Is on Back Burner

    02/27/2012 10:16:29 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 6 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | feb. 2012 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    CHANDLER, Ariz. — The angry protests over Arizona’s tough policies focused on illegal immigrants are mostly gone. The sponsor of the state’s touchstone immigration bill has been recalled, while two sheriffs who championed the crackdown are enmeshed in legal difficulties. And there has been a notable decline in police activity aimed at illegal immigrants, easing a long period of anxiety among Mexican communities.
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,February 27-March 2, 2012

    02/27/2012 10:15:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | February 27-March 2, 2012 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^= Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like This
  • Santorum Surging in Michigan: Willard Mitt Romney has the "Down" Arrow on RealClearPolitics

    02/27/2012 9:47:00 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 42 replies · 2+ views
    02/27/2012 | Brices Crossroads
    Just two days before the Michigan primary, Rick Santorum has gained the momentum going into the Michigan Primary. Two polls sampled voters both last Thursday after the debate and last night (Sunday, February 26), after Romney's disastrous foot in mouth comments over the weekend and his empty stadium appearance. Rasmussen had Obama up 6 Thursday, but now puts him up only 2, a net loss of 4 and in Rasmussen's own words a "dead heat". Mitchell/Rosetta Stone, which had Romney up 36-33 on Thursday, finds an even larger swing, with Romney dropping a point and Santorum gaining 4, a net...
  • Learning the Wrong Lessons From the Fort Hood Massacre

    02/27/2012 9:43:08 AM PST · by The Shrew · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2012 | Scott Swett
    Submission to Islam has been institutionalized by our national security apparatus. The official handling of the Fort Hood massacre proves the case. On November 5, 2009, Major Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist who had previously served at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, shot 45 of his fellow soldiers at the deployment center at Fort Hood in Texas, killing thirteen. It was the most deadly shooting attack ever on an American military base. Maj. Hasan, who had been scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan, was charged with murder and attempted murder, but not terrorism. His court-martial will begin next month....
  • STUDY: Ron Paul Never Attacked Romney Once During 20 Debates, But Attacked Romney’s Rivals 39 Times

    02/27/2012 9:29:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Escape Tyranny ^ | 02/27/2012 | Judd Legum
    In recent days, attention has focused on the unusual relationship between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, who are purportedly competing against each other for the Republican presidential nomination. The New York Times reported recently that Romney has “worked to cultivate” a friendship with Paul. The candidates talk on the phone frequently. And when Paul’s “campaign jet broke down last year,” Romney “offered his jet to take them home to Texas.” Rick Santorum has directly accused Paul and Romney of working together, noting “their commercials look a lot alike, and so do their attacks.” A review by ThinkProgress of the 20...
  • They dream of ending Miller's 38 years in Congress

    02/27/2012 9:12:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 2/27/12 | Tom Barnidge, Contra Costa Times columnist
    John Fitzgerald and Virginia Fuller would seem to have little in common. He's a Democrat, she's a Republican. He's from Concord, she's from Pinole. He's a painting contractor, she's a registered nurse. Dig beneath the surface, though, and you will find two dreamers with the same ambition. They both are running for a seat in the House of Representatives, representing California's 11th District. That means ousting George Miller, who's held office for 38 years. Remember, we told you they were dreamers. Challenging Miller's stranglehold on a congressional seat is like trying to pry a ham shank from a German shepherd....
  • USA Today poll now shows Obama trailing Romney and Santorum in swing states

    02/27/2012 9:12:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens when an incumbent running for re-election has a signature achievement in his first term that voters strongly dislike? Barack Obama has that problem with ObamaCare among swing-state voters, and finds himself behind both of the leading Republicans in the new USA Today poll of these states: Though the law has avid supporters, especially in the president’s Democratic base, the net effect among middle-of-the-road voters is negative for him. What’s more, the issue unites the GOP when the party is fractured among competing presidential contenders.In the poll, Obama lags the two leading Republican rivals in the 12 states likely...
  • Majority of N.M. Dems Like Martinez, Poll Says

    02/27/2012 8:41:03 AM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 27, 2012 | Michael Coleman
    A majority of New Mexico Democrats have a favorable opinion of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, and President Barack Obama would easily defeat either of the current top two Republican candidates in a New Mexico contest, according to a new Rasmussen poll.~~snip~~Fifty-four percent of New Mexico Democrats have a favorable opinion of the governor, while 94 percent of Republicans view her favorably. Sixty-six percent of all likely New Mexico voters viewed the governor favorably. Seventy percent of New Mexico men and 66 percent of the state’s women approve of Martinez, according to the Rasmussen poll. Fifty-eight percent of New Mexico Hispanics...
  • ARG Poll - Michigan (Santorum 36%, Romney 35%)

    02/27/2012 8:40:10 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    American Research Group ^ | 2/27/12 | staff
    Rick Santorum holds a slight lead heading into the Michigan Republican presidential primary. Santorum leads with 36% and is followed by Mitt Romney with 35%, Ron Paul with 15%, and Newt Gingrich with 8%. Santorum has lost 2 percentage points since a similar survey conducted February 21-22, 2012, while Romney has gained 1 percentage point. Romney now leads Santorum 38% to 37% among self-identified Republicans, followed by Gingrich with 11% and Paul with 9%. Among self-identified independents and Democrats, Santorum leads with 34%, followed by Romney with 30%, Paul with 25%, and Gingrich with 3%. Santorum leads Romney 36% to...
  • George LeMieux's new video slams Connie Mack as 'half Mack'

    02/27/2012 8:37:25 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 9 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    George LeMieux pointed to a laundry list of policy differences between himself and Congressman Connie Mack, his most formidable opponent in the U.S. Senate race, even questioning Mack’s fitness to run for office, in a conference call Friday. Mack’s record of misconduct recently documented by the Miami Herald was only part of the conversation with reporters, LeMieux also scheduled the call to remind the press of Mack’s history and voting record. LeMieux's campaign released this video, calling Connie a "half Mack" on Monday
  • Gov. Walker will not challenge recall signatures

    02/27/2012 8:32:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies · 1+ views
    JS Online ^ | 2-27-12 | Jason Stein
    Madison -- Gov. Scott Walker will not challenge any signatures in an attempt to stop a recall election from being held against him later this year, according to a media report. The election if held would represent only the third recall election for a governor is U.S. history. Walker faced a deadline Monday to challenge the signatures and a campaign spokeswoman told WisPolitics Monday that the Republican governor had not had enough time to examine the signatures. The spokeswoman, Ciara Matthews, did not immediately respond to a phone and email seeking comment. Organizers gathered more than 1 million signatures in...
  • Rally and Lunch at the Arkansas State Capitol (rally against the natural gas tax)

    02/27/2012 8:16:39 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Stop the Gas Tax ^ | 02272012 | pulaskibush
    Join us for a rally and lunch on Thursday, March 1 at 12:30 on the steps of the State Capitol, as we let Arkansans know what’s really at stake here: jobs, future business development, and continued economic growth in our communities. Join a broad coalition of stakeholders, from Arkansas mayors and county leaders, to independent producers, employees, and royalty owners, who have all seen the positive impact the natural gas industry has had on their communities and on our entire state. We need you there, too. Let’s show the state that WE are the face of the natural gas community...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thready - Monday, February 27, 2012

    02/27/2012 8:13:18 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The EiB Network ^ | 02/27/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • RASMUSSEN POLL: Obama Approval at 45%, Lowest in Month—President Falls Behind Romney and Paul

    02/27/2012 8:11:25 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 43 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Rasmussen Reports
    Romney 45% Obama 43%... Paul 43% Obama 41% Obama 45% Santorum 43% Obama 49% Gingrich 39%... ---------- The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16 (see trends). That’s the president’s lowest rating in over a month. Matchups between President Obama and GOP hopefuls shift along with the president’s Job Approval ratings. As a result, with the president’s overall approval ratings down six points since...
  • GOP goes to extremes to demonize women

    02/27/2012 8:05:02 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/27/12 | Denny Freidenrich
    I remember the uproar over the first "Girls Gone Wild" videotapes. People really were upset. Times certainly have changed. Witness the cover of the new Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit" issue on stands now at the grocery store. It's revealing enough to make a grown woman blush or angry. Or both. So are the very public spectacles that have unfolded in the last three weeks. First, one of the most conservative board members of the Susan G. Komen Foundation was wildly applauding the organization for cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood. That was until public opinion swamped Komen and the board member...
  • 2012 Michigan Republican Primary (Romney:38-36:Romney 6 point lead of Thurs cut to 2 on Sunday)

    02/27/2012 7:47:54 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 17 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 02/27/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in a virtual tie with the former Massachusetts governor up by just two points as the Michigan Republican Primary race comes down to the wire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan, taken Sunday night, finds Romney will 38% support to Santorum’s 36%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich remain far behind with 11% and 10% of the vote respectively. One percent (1%) likes another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) remains undecided.
  • 2012 Michigan Republican Primary: Romney 38%, Santorum 36%

    02/27/2012 7:39:07 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/27/12 | staff
    Front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in a virtual tie with the former Massachusetts governor up by just two points as the Michigan Republican Primary race comes down to the wire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan, taken Sunday night, finds Romney will 38% support to Santorum’s 36%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich remain far behind with 11% and 10% of the vote respectively. One percent (1%) likes another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)