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  • Obama's Afghan trip: 14,000 miles for brief remarks lacking one crucial word

    05/02/2012 1:18:52 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 10 replies ^ | 5/2/12 | Andrew Malcolm
    As usual with this president, Obama's trip to and speech from Afghanistan had way more to do with politics than any real substance. Seven thousand miles, one way, is a long journey to share war remarks with countrymen that he should have and could have shared back home many months ago. Despite the administration's best backgrounding sales efforts, the document he signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai is a meaningless basic agreement to talk later about forging a real agreement. Nothing was essentially changed by what the media lovingly called his "secret trip" to the war zone, which was simply...
  • OK Iowa Senate District 50 you MUST defeat this guy for ANY Conservative....

    05/02/2012 1:11:55 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 2 replies
    02 May 2012. | US Navy Vet
    ...Legislation to come out of Des Moines. DEFEAT Gronstal!!
  • Newt Gingrich Campaign Suspension Announcement May 2, 2012

    05/02/2012 1:08:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 70 replies
    Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
  • Gingrich formally ends tumultuous White House bid

    05/02/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/2/2012
    (Reuters) - Newt Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race.
  • Constitutional Carry under attack from Republicans (NH)

    05/02/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Association for Gun Rights ^ | April 19, 2012 | NAGR Staff
    This is it! The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry on Thursday, April 26th! Unfortunately the lying politicians in Concord are ready to follow through with their threats to kill Constitutional Carry. Inside sources are now saying that the next scheduled vote on HB-536 is only a part of a scheme to kill it. Yep, that’s right. Despite SIGNED pledges to support and pass Constitutional Carry from a majority of the Senate — Republican Senator Peter Bragdon is still leading the anti-gun crusade at the capitol. He’s even ready to take a page out of former...
  • It’s starting to look like it's over for Dick Lugar

    05/02/2012 12:35:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Salon ^ | 05/02/2012 | BY STEVE KORNACKI
    It sure doesn’t look like Richard Lugar is long for the political world. The news that the major super PAC supporting his candidacy is bailing on him a week before the Republican primary reinforces a growing consensus that the six-term Indiana senator will likely be defeated next Tuesday by his conservative challenger, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Under one scenario, this could be a fortuitous development for Democrats, since Lugar, with his broad popularity outside the Republican Party, would probably defeat the Democratic candidate, Rep. Joe Donnelly, with ease. By contrast, Democrats are hopeful they could exploit Mourdock’s Tea Party politics...
  • Forward to Socialism

    05/02/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Someone in the Obama campaign should find a new line of work. They’ve adopted as a slogan the single word: Forward! You’ve heard those complaints from conservatives that Obama is a socialist? Well, Forward! is one sure way to validate those concerns. Forward! has been the slogan of Marxists for more than a century. Vorwärts is not a soccer rival to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts school, that home of witchcraft and wizardry. . Vorwärts was the German language name of the Socialist newspaper for generations of European leftists. In Russia, Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks used the word Vperyod! Now, if you had...
  • Can Ron Paul delegates cause mischief at the RNC national convention?

    05/02/2012 12:29:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, I wrote about the Ron Paul movement's success in Minnesota, organizing effectively to take delegates in the Congressional-district conventions that elect delegate to the big show in Tampa. Minnesota isn't the only caucus state where this has taken place, the Washington Times reports, and the Paul campaign may end up with a more significant presence on the campaign floor than the official caucus/primary counts suggest. Will they be able to create "mischief" on the floor and disrupt Mitt Romney's smooth ascent to the top of the ticket? Mitt Romney may be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but Rep....
  • Dem Gov of WV Won't Back Obama

    05/02/2012 12:26:28 PM PDT · by sunmars · 15 replies
    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) has announced that he will not endorse Barack Obama for re-election, stating, “[the president] has apparently made it his mission to drive the backbone of West Virginia’s economy, coal and the energy industry, out of business.”
  • How does one justify a vote for Romney?

    05/02/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 313 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | NoRedTape
    With the foisted increased possibility of Mittens buying becoming the Nominee, can you actually justify voting for him in the general election? This is what I am truly curious to find out. Do you plan to vote for Mittens in the General election? How do you plan to justify a vote for Mittens? Is it ABO "anyone but Obama"? Or is it ABR "anyone but Romney"? Or is it pure loyalty to the GOP? .....or do you think Romney is the best that the GOP can offer? you plan to write-in a vote? Or is there a possibility to...
  • Big Solar threatens existence of rare desert tortoise

    05/02/2012 11:49:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 05/01/2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The desert tortoise, a threatened species protected by the federal government, is fighting for its existence against the expanding encroachment of Big Solar into its native habitat of the Mojave Desert in California. The battle between environmental groups and the fledgling green energy industry has prompted a lawsuit against the government to block the multi-billion dollar Calico Solar Power project, which would cover 4,000 acres of the turtle’s vital habitat. The green groups want the company to relocate from its seven-mile campus to a less sensitive desert area. This isn’t the first time the turtles have been threatened by the...
  • Cakewalk Obama Afghan Night Raid Ends with Birthday Cake for Daughter of Democratic Donor

    05/02/2012 11:13:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies ^ | 5/2/12 | Free Beacon Staff
    President Obama’s trip to Afghanistan, which lasted just 6 hours and 5 minutes, ended with birthday cake for the President and the White House press corps even as Kabul erupted in violence, according to the pool report. The impromptu party occurred during the flight last night from Bagram Airfield as the president led the press cabin in a round of “Happy Birthday” after serving birthday cake, complete with a lit candle, to Bloomberg reporter Julianna Goldman, according to Politico’s Josh Gerstein, who was aboard Air Force One. Goldman, who moderated a Republican primary debate in October, belongs to a family...
  • Forward to Socialism!

    05/02/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Someone in the Obama campaign should find a new line of work. They've adopted as a slogan the single word: Forward! You've heard those complaints from conservatives that Obama is a socialist? Well, Forward! is one sure way to validate those concerns. Forward! has been the slogan of Marxists for more than a century. Vorwärts is not a soccer rival to Harry Potter's Hogwarts school, that home of witchcraft and wizardry. Vorwärts was the German language name of the Socialist newspaper for generations of European leftists. In Russia, Vladimir Lenin's Bolsheviks used the word Vperyod! Now, if you had been...
  • Dan Rather: Americans 'too tough' on Obama (for criticizing his junket to Afghanistan)

    05/02/2012 11:04:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Dan Rather, the former CBS anchor, argued that the reaction to President Obama's trip to Afghanistan yesterday shows that Americans are "too tough" on him and presidents in general. "I think we are [too tough]," Rather said on Morning Joe when asked. "And we can see it and hear it today in the reaction to President Obama's appearance last night in Kabul . . . I think we are too tough on our presidents." He added that sometimes Americans "aren't tough enough on our presidents," who can receive "too much leeway."
  • Obama, Romney tied at 46%

    05/02/2012 10:51:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/2/12 | Gallup
    With six months to go.
  • Wikipedia Deletes President Obama’s New Marxist Campaign Slogan "Forward!"

    05/02/2012 10:25:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 5/2/12 | DeMar
    Obama Marxist_cropped Update: Yesterday I began to write the article below in the early afternoon. The Wikipedia article where I got some of the information included “Forward (Obama-Biden Campaign Slogan)” and the use of “Forward” by numerous socialist and communist groups. The reference to “generic name of socialist publications” has been removed. Now the Wiki article includes this message: “This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy.” The Progressives adopted the slogan “Forward” a long time ago. For example, there was the campaign slogan and poster “Forward with Roosevelt” (1936) and P.J. O’Brien’s book title...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    05/02/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • Why the GOP is destined to Implode (vanity)

    05/02/2012 10:16:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 68 replies
    5/2/12 | me
    It has become obvious that the GOP is a free fall mode now and destined to collapse due to the nomination of a Mitt Romney and due to the establishment's attacks on conservatives and the tea party. People who can't take it any longer are trying to stand up to the party. A good way is to not vote for the hand picked nominee who they are ramming down our throats. But the end is near because already we are seeing a demoralized base that is spilt and broken over the nomination of Mitt Romney. The ABO crowd fails to...
  • Obama: 'New York girlfriend' was composite

    05/02/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday May 2, 2012
    One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called 'New York girlfriend.' Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym, but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail. But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the 'New York girlfriend' was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago. "During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir...
  • The Unelectable Mitt Romney (November 25th, 2011)

    05/02/2012 9:54:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies ^ | November 25th, 2011 | streiff
    Generally speaking, I think the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson is the most profoundly stupid and uninsightful writer on any editorial page in any paper in any country. But file this one under “Blind Hog/Acorn”. Moderator Wolf Blitzer opened Tuesday’s Republican debate by introducing himself and adding, for some reason, “Yes, that’s my real name.” A few moments later, the party’s most plausible nominee for president said the following: “I’m Mitt Romney, and yes, Wolf, that’s also my first name.” But it’s not. Mitt is the candidate’s middle name. His first name is Willard. And people wonder why this guy has...