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  • O'Keefe Strikes Again--in North Carolina

    05/15/2012 2:30:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    Breitbart..com ^ | 5/15/12 | Tony Lee
    James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas exposed how easy it was for someone to walk in to a polling place and get Attorney General Eric Holder’s ballot, and now it has released another video that shows how easily non-citizens--and even dead people--can vote in North Carolina, a crucial 2012 swing state. In the video, William Romero, an apparent non-citizen, is shown to be registered to vote in North Carolina. According to jury refusal records obtained by Project Veritas, Romero was recused for being a non-citizen. Yet when a researcher from Project Veritas went into the polling station, he found that not only...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, May-15-2012

    05/15/2012 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 81 replies
    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
  • War on Women? Poll Shows Romney Leads Obama Among Female Voters

    05/15/2012 2:25:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The New York Times/CBS poll is so bad for Obama. They are really worried in the White House, and it's not new. They have been worried for a long time. This is not the first CBS/New York Times poll that has bad news for Obama. People have forgotten, two months ago, on the same day, the Washington Post and New York Times both came out with polls, and Obama was at 41% approval in one of them, and he was not doing well with women I think in the Washington Post poll two months ago. And this...
  • Romney wonders if Obama has 'personal beef' with the Clintons

    05/15/2012 1:59:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Romney wonders if Obama has 'personal beef' with the Clintons By Justin Sink - 05/15/12 04:36 PM ET Mitt Romney suggested Tuesday that President Barack Obama might have "personal beef" with former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Romney was discussing the president's economic record, and suggested that Obama's advocacy of stimulus spending was out of step with even his own party, using Clinton to illustrate the point. "Almost a generation ago, Bill Clinton announced that the Era of Big Government was over. Even a former McGovern campaign worker like President Clinton was signaling to his own...
  • Ramirez on Obama’s gay marriage flip-flop ( And Obama visits the view....)

    05/15/2012 1:43:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:41 pm on May 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
  • Obama Has Over $500,000 with JP Morgan Chase

    05/15/2012 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Obama Has Over $500,000 with JP Morgan Chase Daniel Halper May 15, 2012 3:55 PM According to just released disclosure forms, President Barack Obama has between $500,000-1,000,000 in assets in a JP Morgan Chase account. The full title of the account, as it's written on the disclosures, is "JPMorgan Chase Private Client Asset Mgmt Checking Account." It is a jointly held account, presumably with First Lady Michelle Obama. Additionally, according to the disclosure forms, President Obama has between $1,001-$15,000 in a JP Morgan Chase checking account. Disclosures are made in estimated numbers; precise dollar amounts need not be revealed. These...
  • WSJ:Greek Depositors Withdrew $898 Million From Banks Monday

    05/15/2012 1:26:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    WSJ-Europe ^ | 5-15-12 | NEKTARIA STAMOULI
    ATHENS—Greek depositors withdrew €700 million ($898 million) from local banks Monday, the country's president said, as he warned that the situation facing Greece's lenders was very difficult.
  • Bill Clinton: Hike taxes across the board

    05/15/2012 12:53:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Bill Clinton: Hike taxes across the board By: MJ Lee May 15, 2012 12:24 PM EDT Bill Clinton said Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s goal of hiking taxes on the rich alone is not enough to solve the country’s fiscal woes and suggested that middle class Americans must also eventually contribute more. Clinton, who discussed a number of economic and political issues at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s third annual Fiscal Summit in Washington, D.C., prefaced his comments with the warning that he was giving his personal view and was “not speaking for the White House.” “This is just me...
  • Citi Analyst Fitzpatrick: Stocks Poised to Plunge 20%

    05/15/2012 12:44:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Money News ^ | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:04 AM | Forrest Jones
    Stocks Poised to Plunge 20% This Summer Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:04 AM By Forrest Jones The Standard & Poor's 500 broad stock index could fall as much as 20 percent this summer due to present-day fears of upcoming market volatility, according to Citigroup analyst Tom Fitzpatrick. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX), which gauges expectations for roiling markets, has been on the rise lately thanks to a worsening European debt crisis, a cooling Asian economy and building economic headwinds at home. "Every bounce off this VIX support line has been followed by an aggressive correction lower in...
  • A brand-new Sarah Palin headache

    05/15/2012 12:35:35 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 48 replies
    Salon ^ | Tuesday May 15, 2012 | Steve Kornacki
    That’s when Palin came through with a surprise endorsement of the third candidate in the race, Deb Fischer, whose personal story is the most naturally appealing to the Tea Party crowd. The 61-year-old didn’t enter politics until 2004, when she won a seat in the state Senate, and on the campaign trail plays up her work as a rancher. She doesn’t ooze the same ambition as her opponents, and of the three candidates she’s the most likely to be immune to Potomac Fever. The Palin announcement offered a huge jolt of momentum to Fischer’s effort, and was followed a day...
  • Reagan's party no more

    05/15/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Tue May 15, 2012 | Steve Benen
    President Obama caused a minor stir last month in a speech at the Associated Press luncheon, when he argued, "Ronald Reagan ... could not get through a Republican primary today." This sparked some worthwhile discussion, but I've been especially struck by the number of Republicans who agree with the argument. The Republican Party has drifted so far to the right and become so partisan in recent years that President Ronald Reagan wouldn't even want to be a part of it, former Nebraska GOP senator Chuck Hagel told The Cable. "Reagan would be stunned by the party today," Hagel said in...
  • Beau Ideal (Rev. Wright talks about 0bama's "Islamic Background")

    05/15/2012 12:32:36 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/15/2012 | Richard Fernandez
    ....Here are Hannity and Klein on audio discussing the personal visit made by candidate Obama to dissuade Wright from embarrassing him further. Klein: About ten days later he made this secret meeting with the Reverend Wright after he’d already denounced him and begged him not to speak any further. Now we know this is true not only because the Reverend Wright told me so but because the Secret Service logs logged in this meeting. So we have confirmation that it actually took place." [....] "But what we don’t realize is that even before he became a member of the church...
  • Chen Guangcheng's nephew arrested on murder charges

    05/15/2012 12:27:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Asia News ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    China: Chen Guangcheng's nephew arrested on murder charges He defended himself against agents who burst into his house after his uncle escaped. The charges are baseless because no one died. For this reason, the authorities are preventing lawyers from seeing him. Tuesday, May 15, 2012 By Asia News Beijing - Chen Kegui, nephew of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, was arbitrarily arrested by police in Shandong. He has been denied access to his family lawyer and his wife has been placed under house arrest. The nephew was taken into custody on 9 May for his role in Chen's escape on 26...
  • China: Philippines: South China Sea: Southern Airlines cuts flights to Manila

    05/15/2012 12:24:50 PM PDT · by robowombat
    Asia News ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    China: Philippines: South China Sea: Southern Airlines cuts flights to Manila, overlapping fishing bans announced The Chinese airliner cuts are due to a major drop in reservations because of rising tensions between the two governments and a Chinese advisory against travel to the Philippines. More than half of all flights are cancelled. To save face, Manila and Beijing issue overlapping bans in disputed waters ... Tuesday, May 15, 2012 By Asia News Beijing - China Southern Airlines, one of China's three main airlines, today announced flight cuts to the Philippines because of fewer travellers and the cancellation of "a large...
  • Ron Paul: Nomination is out of reach, but campaign continues

    05/15/2012 12:23:02 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 15, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Ron Paul is not suspending his presidential campaign. That's the message his staff pushed Tuesday following the candidate's declaration that he won't spend any additional funds to campaign in new states. But campaign manager Jesse Benton clearly stated that the hopes of Paul winning the Republican presidential nomination are officially over. "We recognize that Gov. [Mitt] Romney has what is very likely to be an insurmountable delegate lead," Benton told reporters on a conference call Tuesday. "And we acknowledge that we're very, very unlikely to be able to block that nomination." The campaign followed a delegate strategy that would have...
  • Lessons from Nowa Huta: A nation of the children of God

    05/15/2012 12:11:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Spero News ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | James Thunder
    Lessons from Nowa Huta: A nation of the children of God Today marks the day that Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, dedicated a church at Nowa Huta despite opposition from the erstwhile Communist government and its Soviet masters. President Obama should take heed. Tuesday, May 15, 2012 By James Thunder Thirty-five years ago today, May 15, 1977, a young Catholic cardinal, three days shy of his 57th birthday, dedicated a new church. A welcome, but fairly routine event for a Catholic cardinal or bishop. But in this instance the country was Communist Poland. The struggle to...
  • Is the filibuster unconstitutional?

    05/15/2012 11:49:08 AM PDT · by Theoria · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 15 May 2012 | Ezra Klein
    According to Best Lawyers — “the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession” — Emmet Bondurant “is the go-to lawyer when a business person just can’t afford to lose a lawsuit.” He was its 2010 Lawyer of the Year for Antitrust and Bet-the-Company Litigation. But now, he’s bitten off something even bigger: bet-the-country litigation.Bondurant thinks the filibuster is unconstitutional. And, alongside Common Cause, where he serves on the board of directors, he’s suing to have the Supreme Court abolish it. In a 2011 article in the Harvard Law School’s Journal on Legislation, Bondurant laid out his case for...
  • How Mitt Romney could win the popular vote, but lose the election

    05/15/2012 11:45:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 74 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 15, 2012 | Ryan Witt
    In the year 2000 then-Vice President Al Gore won, but in the end he lost. After nearly all the votes were counted, 50,999,897 Americans voted for Al Gore across the country, compared to just 50,456,002 for then-Governor Bush. However, as everyone now knows, what matters is the vote in the Electoral College. After a recount in Florida was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court the Sunshine State was handed to Bush and gave him the victory with 271 electoral votes. Some Democrats still have not fully moved past the 2000 election, but if the current set of polls is right...
  • Title IX for Thee but Not for a He

    05/15/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    You would think that after decades of Title IX enforcement, sex discrimination in school sports would be a thing of the past. But this isn’t the case in Suffolk County, New York, where a skilled student-athlete is being denied the right to compete in sports based solely on sex. The child is 13-year-old Keeling Pilaro, who for the last two years has been a member of Southampton High School girls’ field hockey team. He tried out for it and was allowed to play because there are no boys’ field hockey teams anywhere in the county. So what’s the problem now?...
  • Gay marriage decision not working in Obama's favor so far

    05/15/2012 11:39:07 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 51 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 15, 2012 | Paul West
    It’s been one week since President Obama, prodded into action by Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks on a Sunday talk show, granted Robin Roberts of ABC News an interview in which he revealed his personal policy shift on gay marriage. Whether or not Obama’s decision, and the way it was handled politically, will make a difference on election day is still anyone’s guess — and may always be. Parsing reactions by millions of individual voters, particularly on an issue that ranks far below other concerns for most Americans, obviously involves a measure of guesswork. That said, the first wave of...
  • The Times Buries Unfavorable Obama Poll

    05/15/2012 11:10:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 15, 2012 | Patrick Brennan
    As Kate noted last night, the most recent New York Times/CBS poll on the presidential race has a number of notable findings: The vast majority of voters think his same-sex-marriage announcement was politically motivated, and he’s trailing Mitt Romney by two points among women. But you might have a hard time finding them featured prominently: Though the poll receives an A1 billing in the national edition, the story is below the fold on the 17th page of today’s New York edition. The Times’s previous four monthly polls this year have all received A1 billings in the New York edition, and...
  • Longtime Obama pal Eric Whitaker keeps popping onto political scene

    05/15/2012 10:54:14 AM PDT · by LucyT · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/15/2012 | Vince Coglianese
    Eric Whitaker has been friends with Obama ever since...". Whitaker — who now runs the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) out of the University of Chicago Medical Center — often vacations with the first family, is a regular golf partner of Obama and has organized Chicago-area parties when the president visits the Windy City. Publicly released visitor logs show “Eric Whitaker” officially visited the White House 7 times during the Obama admin..." Whitaker had purportedly offered Rev. Jeremiah Wright — an infamous and challenging weight on Obama’s 2008 campaign — $150,000 to stay silent..."
  • Democratic congressman Polis wants feds to regulate pizza in school lunches

    05/15/2012 10:25:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Democratic congressman Polis wants feds to regulate pizza in school lunches Published May 15, 2012 | FoxNews.com A Democratic congressman is trying to give the federal government the power to regulate pizza in public school lunches, following a failed attempt last year. The legislation proposed by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., would end pizza being counted as a vegetable in school lunches and allow the government to set nutritional standards. Polis said Congress and fast-food lobbyists were able to nix a similar Agriculture Department plan last year. Frozen-pizza manufacturers are still able to have their product counted as a vegetable based...
  • Obama campaign manager claims bias in gay marriage poll

    05/15/2012 9:56:44 AM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/15/12 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said a poll released Monday that showed most Americans believe Obama’s gay-marriage endorsement was done for political reasons can’t be trusted because it’s biased. We can't put the methodology of that poll aside, because the methodology was significantly biased. It is a biased sample,” Cutter said Tuesday on MSNBC’s "Political Rundown." “They sampled a biased sample, so they re-biased the same sample.” According to a CBS News-New York Times poll released on Monday, 67 percent said Obama’s recent endorsement of gay marriage was given for political purposes, while only 23 percent said it...
  • Obama still gives himself 'incomplete' grade

    05/15/2012 9:46:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Obama still gives himself 'incomplete' grade By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 5/15/12 11:50 AM EDT NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama wouldn't give himself a letter grade for his handling of the economy and instead leaned on what's become his crutch when asked to grade his presidency. “I think it’s still incomplete. We’ve still got work to do," he said on ABC's "The View," in an interview that aired Tuesday morning. It's not the first time Obama's given himself a non-grade when faced with the question. Asked to grade his administration in the summer of 2010, Obama told CBS News "it's...
  • BOMBSHELL: Al-Qaeda Infiltrator was not CIA, Cover Blown for Election Year Politics

    05/15/2012 9:36:45 AM PDT · by wildbill · 49 replies
    P.J. Tatler ^ | 5/15/2012 | Patrick Poole
    Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as the week progressed, a developing bombshell story got buried under President Obama’s gay marriage announcement. Not only is the supposed CIA asset not a CIA asset at all, but the entire operation was exposed prematurely and the double-agent’s life was immediately threatened by an intelligence leak that very well may have come out of the White House for political gain. As...
  • George W. Bush: ‘I’m for Mitt Romney’

    05/15/2012 9:35:12 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | MAY 15, 2012 | Matt Negrin
    Mitt Romney has the support of George W. Bush. “I’m for Mitt Romney,” Bush told ABC News this morning as the doors of an elevator closed on him, after he gave a speech on human rights a block from his old home — the White House. Bush’s endorsement isn’t a surprise, given that Romney is virtually the Republican Party’s nominee. But the 43rd president has been absent from the 2012 campaign and hasn’t made any public comments showing his support for Romney. Romney did get the formal backing of Bush’s parents, President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, in March....
  • Jay-Z Invites Obama To Perform At His Philadelphia Music Festival (Barf, Hurl, Puke!)

    05/15/2012 9:32:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    PerezHilton.Com ^ | 5-15-12 | Perex Hilton
    Do it! Do it! Do it! Jay-Z is launching the Made In America Music Festival this fall in Philadelphia … but he may not be the biggest name in attendance. The famous rapper told Rolling Stone magazine that he "absolutely" wants Barack Obama to at least make an appearance or even perform! He knows the Prez can belt out a few tunes without breaking a sweat and he definitely fits the festival's theme. Jay revealed to the mag: "I'm gonna give him a call and I'm gonna try to get him to perform – do a little rendition of Al...
  • Michelle Goldberg on the Ann Romney Hitler Tempest (...her very qualified apology)

    05/15/2012 9:23:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Monday, May 14, 2012 | Michelle Goldberg
    A stray cable comment triggers an Internet firestorm. Michelle Goldberg on the Ann Romney tempest—and her very qualified apology.SNIPHere’s what happened. On Sunday, I appeared on a Mother’s Day edition of Up With Chris Hayes, a weekend morning talk show, along with Katie Roiphe, Eve Ensler, and Jamila Bey.SNIP One of the show’s topics was the saccharine op-ed that Ann Romney published in USA Today, “Three seasons of motherhood.” The main point I wanted to make about it is that our society offers mothers a deal: what we don’t give them in tangible support, we make up for insipid paeans.SNIP...
  • Obama, touting gay marriage stance, calls for repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

    05/15/2012 9:18:22 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/12
    President Obama openly spoke of repealing the Defense of Marriage Act at a fundraiser Monday, as he defended his personal view that gay couples should have the right to marry. While his administration has put out statements on the idea of repealing the 1996 federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, it's unusual for Obama to call for its repeal. He did so Monday as one of a list of policy goals for what he hopes will be a second term, along with passing the immigration legislation known as the Dream Act, reforming Wall Street and...
  • Hubris: Obama White House Adds Barack to Biographies

    05/15/2012 9:13:50 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 8 replies
    NextGenGOP.org ^ | 5-15-12 | Justin Higgins
    Did you know Barack Obama's administration is apparently relevant to every President's biography since Calvin Coolidge, with the exception of Gerald Ford? A hat-tip to Rob Port of Say Anything Blog for sharing this story, which highlights the ridiculous narcissism of the current White House occupant. The President's team has added shill bullet points to the official White House biography pages. Let's start with George W. Bush: In 2002, President George W. Bush’s State of the Union was the first to be live broadcast on the Internet. In 2011 and 2012, President Obama’s State of the Union speeches were available...
  • Americans for Prosperity: Nashville 'under attack' by mayor's tax increase

    05/15/2012 8:46:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Nashville City Paper ^ | 5/15/12 | Joey Garrison
    Mayor Karl Dean’s proposed property tax hike, which has already drawn the ire of the Nashville Tea Party, has reverberated up to the conservative-backed Americans for Prosperity political advocacy organization. Arlington, Va.-based Americans for Prosperity, an advocacy group that professes to educate citizens on education policies, has highlighted Dean’s tax proposal as its top story on its website.“Nashville taxpayers are under attack by Mayor Dean’s proposed 13 percent property tax increase,” reads a short blog post penned by the organization’s Tennessee state director Brad Stevens.“Taxpayers should not be on the hook for Nashville city leaders’ lack of fiscal responsibility,” the post continues.Oddly,...
  • Fish or Foul on the Klamath River

    05/15/2012 8:41:46 AM PDT · by Baynative · 48 replies
    AFPCalifornia ^ | 4/23/2012 | Americans for Prosperity
    The Department of Interior plans to destroy four dams on the Klamath River in Northern California so salmon can swim further than 180 miles up the river. But these dams provide water and flood protection to thousands of humans who also live along the river. Clean energy from these hydro dams supply electricity to 70,000 residents in the area. Despite a lack of scientific evidence that dam removal will help the fish, or any study on the human impact of dam removal, the DOI is pressing forward to have the dams destroyed. When their own scientist, Dr. Paul Houser, questions...
  • 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...
  • Jerry Brown aims new budget at tax vote

    05/15/2012 8:29:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/15/12 | Dan Walters
    Just a few months ago, Gov. Jerry Brown chastised "declinists" and "dystopian journalists" for their pessimism about California, particularly about emerging from a deep recession. "Contrary to those critics who fantasize that California is a failed state, I see unspent potential and incredible opportunity," Brown told the Legislature in January, citing supposed signs of economic recovery. On Monday, however, Brown blamed a sluggish economy for revenues falling billions of dollars short of the rosy estimates in the budget he signed last June. "You can never get it quite right," Brown told reporters as he released a revised budget aimed at...
  • Optimistic projections led to dramatic surge in California budget deficit

    05/15/2012 8:25:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/15/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that the state budget deficit had grown by a remarkable 70 percent since January, but fiscal experts said the economy had little to do with it. They instead blamed a bad marriage of volatile capital gains and political intransigence that led state leaders last year to count on a huge upswing in revenues that never materialized. At the same time, corporate tax changes from 2009 appear to have cost California more than state officials ever realized. The Democratic governor says the general fund deficit has mushroomed from $9.2 billion to $15.7 billion. Most of the...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    05/15/2012 8:17:45 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 98 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 05/15/2012 | 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...
  • Intelligent Design

    05/15/2012 8:00:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | Armstrong Williams
    Biologists will tell you that evolution is never complete, and that it has no necessary direction; it is neither good nor bad, just something that happens. The president is supposedly done evolving on the issue of homosexual marriage, and it only took him 16 years—his entire career. He began by supporting it in 1996, opposed it from 2000 to 2012, and now supports it again. He has thus gone in a circle. Around and around he goes; where he stops, nobody knows. ?This issue more than any other—and there are plenty of others—demonstrates that Obama is just another politician, something...
  • Obama Illinois Re-election Strategy

    05/15/2012 7:53:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Obama came out in favor of gay marriage last week. It’s all a part of the strategy formulated in the 2010 Illinois gubernatorial election. We will see if the strategy works nationwide. Illinois is standing on the proverbial financial cliff. In 2010, the website Illinois is Broke gave Illinoisians the unvarnished details of the problems with the Illinois budget. Of course, any Republican starts at least ten points down in Illinois simply because of the Democratic machine and the fact Illinois is populated with true believers that think big government and socialism work. But 2010 nationwide was a different kind...
  • Vulnerable senate Dems back away from Obama gay marriage flip flop

    05/15/2012 7:46:02 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2012 | Rick Moran
    The Hill reports that some Democratic senators up for re-election have declined to back President Obama's gay marriage statement. Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.), the two most vulnerable Democratic senators, have declined to endorse Obama's call for the legalization of gay marriage. Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Bob Casey (Pa.) and Bill Nelson (Fla.), Democrats who have easier races but in states that could become more competitive by November, have also backed away from Obama's stance. They all represent states with constitutional amendments or laws banning same-sex marriage. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) predicted Thursday the Democratic...
  • Chris Matthews to Black Bishop: I Hope you "Evolve" on Gay Marriage

    05/15/2012 7:41:20 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Townhall | 5-15-12 | katie pavlich
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews is using President Obama's old "evolving" motto for his gay marriage stance against black Bishop Harry Jackson (and relgious leaders in general), who stands firmly against marriage that isn't between one man and one woman. "I hope you evolve." (Video at link)
  • Nancy Pelosi: The Democrats’ $43-million weapon (big barf alert!)

    05/15/2012 7:39:56 AM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 5/15/12 | Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge & Sherisse Pham
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became the most powerful woman in American history when she was sworn in as Speaker of the House in 2007. She lost that power four years later and is now hell-bent on winning it back. Spinners and Winners caught up with Pelosi on her early morning power walk by the Potomac River. The 72-year-old grandmother shows no signs of slowing down as she briskly walks along the paved paths of Georgetown's waterfront park and sums up her goal for the year with these words: "Just win, baby." "They have endless money, secret, undisclosed, special interest money...
  • Obama Ties "Forward" Campaign Slogan To The Constitution. (More Election Rhetoric)

    05/15/2012 7:30:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    President Obama referred to the Constitution's ability to help those who had originally been left out to fight their way in, especially when it came to unresolved race and gender rights. Obama likened the Constitutional to a "constant forward movement" in his commencement address to the women-only Barnard College. "What made this document special was that it made it possible for those who were left out to fight their way back in a constant forward movement," Obama said. "We look forward, not back." Obama's campaign slogan, FORWARD, was introduced last month.
  • Obama campaign: New York Times poll is 'biased'

    05/15/2012 7:13:32 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    May 15, 2012 9:44am 1 Comment Obama campaign: New York Times poll is 'biased' byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Share on emailShare on printFollow on Twitter: Obama campaign deputy manager Stephanie Cutter dismissed today's CBS/New York Times poll showing that 67 percent of people believed Obama made his decision on gay marriage for political reasons. Only 24 percent said that Obama did it “mostly because he thinks it is right.” Host Chuck Todd asked Cutter about the poll, admitting that the methodology of the poll was different, because it was a callback poll. "Put those caveats aside thats a lot...
  • This May Be The Most Disastrous-Looking Poll For Obama Yet

    05/15/2012 7:02:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/15/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The new CBS/New York Times poll out last evening is, on the surface, the biggest disaster for the Barack Obama campaign at this point in the 2012 election. Down overall? Check. Voters frustrated with the economy and how things are going? Check. Gay marriage endorsement backfire? Check. But this might be the worst underlier of all: Obama is even losing among women. Now, before we delve deeper, we should point out the funky methodology that has some — ranging on the spectrum from the Obama campaign to the National Journal — questioning how the results hold up. This is a...
  • GOP needs Marco Rubio to ward off extinction

    05/15/2012 6:48:25 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 81 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/15/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The Republican Party faces a threat to its existence. It’s not an ideological threat, but a demographic and mathematical one. Unless the GOP acts to change the math by broadening its appeal to minorities, it will cease being a major force in American politics. If you have any doubt about this, look at the numbers: In 1960, white Americans made up 94 percent of the electorate. By 2010, the figure had dropped to 75 percent. Among African-Americans, more than 90 percent vote Democratic, and in the 2008 presidential race, 96 percent chose President Obama. For Asian-Americans, a clear majority consistently...
  • Deb Fischer Surges Into The Lead On The Eve Of Nebraska GOP Senate Primary (Herman Cain endorses)

    05/15/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT · by Qbert · 25 replies
    Redstate ^ | 5/14/2012 | rightwingnut2
    On the eve of Nebraska’s GOP Senate primary, We Ask America has Deb Fischer surging into the lead. As you can see from the chart below, that is a remarkable 21 point swing over a period of one week. According to the pollster, it sounds like Fischer has benefited from significant financial support from TD Ameritrade founder, Joe Ricketts. However, something else happened in the past week, which is conveniently omitted from their analysis. As I wrote in this post, Sarah Palin endorsed Fischer last Wednesday. Jon Bruning’s liberal record has been a frequent topic of conversation on Redstate. This...
  • E-Mail Campaign Targets US Congress Candidate Karen Harrington As Gay Marriage Supporter

    05/15/2012 6:40:28 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 12 replies
    Red Broward ^ | 5/11/2012 | Red Broward
    Republicans all over south Florida are receiving an email attacking US Congressional candidate Karen Harrington as a supporter of gay marriage. The email contains seven photographs, many of Ms. Harrington attending a wedding ceremony of two men. The email says: “KAREN HARRINGTON Supports Gay Marriage Along With DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz & President Barack Obama Why does Karen Harrington keep in-the-closet her liberal views on the homosexual issues? What else will the public find out about Karen Harrington if they accidentally award her the Republican nomination?” Many people report receiving the email late Friday evening. Harrington is seeking the GOP...
  • David Brooks: Obama Displays 'a Kind of ESPN Masculinity'

    05/15/2012 6:36:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 15, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    It might have sounded quite reasonable to David Brooks and his tight  circle of media friends but to most of the rest of us, using the term "ESPN Masculinity" to describe President Obama is just flat out hilarious. Brooks performs a comedy encore at the end of The ESPN Man story in the New York Times with his psychobabble description of Obama's "manliness." These supposed traits listed by Brooks are the reasons why he claims Obama remains somewhat popular despite a lousy economy. First, let us go right to the ESPN Man money quote: Normally, presidents look weak during periods...
  • Mitt Romney, Vampire?

    05/15/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/15/2012 | Rich Lowry
    Mitt Romney went into the wrong line of work. If only he had been a lecturer in constitutional law, he wouldn’t have a business record vulnerable to distortion by a desperate incumbent president. Barack Obama’s hands, in contrast, are clean. He taught at the University of Chicago Law School and didn’t make the mistake of attempting to start, acquire, or turn around companies. He has no business failures because he has no business successes — if you don’t count selling books about himself to the adoring multitudes. The president’s reelection campaign is out with a scorching advertisement hitting Romney for...