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  • Politico: That 'Only' Half of Americans Can Recite Obama's 'Private Sector Is Doing Fine'

    06/22/2012 8:26:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    News Buster.org ^ | June 22, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    A June 16-18 YouGov.com poll (at Page 25) reported that 47% of Americans in a sample of 1,000 U.S. citizens 18 and over had heard or heard about President Barack Obama's June 8 claim that "the private sector is doing fine." The reaction of John Sides, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University, as picked up by Byron Tau at the Politico, is that this "low" percentage shows that "even after national headlines, some kinds of stories just don’t register to busy Americans who have more things to do than follow every jot and...
  • Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial in Sanford?

    06/22/2012 8:04:57 PM PDT · by Jaded · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/22/12 | Liz Goodwin
    The case of Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and the unarmed teen he claims he shot in self-defense has dominated 24-hour cable news shows, drawn a public statement from President Barack Obama, and sparked protests around the country. Given this (now somewhat cooling) media frenzy, will it be possible for Zimmerman's legal team to seat 12 Sanford-area jurors who have not already formed their opinion about the case? Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara seems to think not. After his client was charged in April, O'Mara said in a press conference that he doesn't think Zimmerman can get a fair trial, but...
  • Ed Schultz Loves Fast and Furious Scandal Because 'It Keeps the Focus Off the Economy'

    06/22/2012 7:52:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    News Buster.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jack Coleman
    Rock 'em sock 'em liberal Ed Schultz continues doing his darndest to unintentionally help conservatives by the simple act of opening his mouth and letting words spill out. On his radio show yesterday, Schultz finally caught up with the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal that's been brewing for 18 months since the murder of border agent Brian Terry (audio clips after page break). Unlike other leftists in the media intent on keeping their distance from Fast and Furious as if from a stench, the ever-optimistic Schultz sees a silver lining to the fatally flawed program (audio) -- It always takes...
  • MSNBC's Martin Bashir Uses Bullying of School Bus Monitor to Attack GOP

    06/22/2012 7:37:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    News Buster.org ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Once again MSNBC's Martin Bashir has shown he is nothing more than a liberal hack disguising himself as a journalist.  One would think that a panel discussion about the vicious bullying of an elderly bus monitor would unite all the members in a moment of apolitical discussion and condemnation of same, but sadly, that was not MSNBC viewers got when they tuned in during the 12 p.m. Eastern hour of programming today. During a segment on Now with Alex Wagner, Bashir saw the bullying of the upstate New York woman, Karen Klein, as the perfect opportunity to trash GOP politicians. ...
  • Sorry, Washington Post, Romney didnt get rich moving U.S. jobs overseas

    06/22/2012 7:21:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    AEI ^ | June 22,2012 | James Pethokoukis
    <p>But the WaPo seems more than a little fuzzy about the basics of how international business works and the difference between outsourcing and offshoring.</p> <p>Or maybe this was a story just too politically juicy to properly check.</p> <p>But whatever the reason, WaPo Worlds version of Romneys business career at Bain Capital may not correspond with reality, via a source familiar with Bains activities as well as a detailed analysis of the piece.</p>
  • Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    06/22/2012 7:20:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | June 2012 | FNS
    A controversy over an anti-racism campaign some local critics say is itself racist is roiling the Iron Range city of Duluth, Minn. The Un-Fair Campaign addresses what it calls white privilege with billboards, posters and online videos assigning guilt to people with taglines like, Is white skin really fair skin? and I am a white man. Thats unfair. The ads are plastered across a city where 90 percent of the population is Caucasian. The campaign aims to raise awareness about white privilege in our community, provide resources for understanding and action, and facilitate dialogue and partnership that result in fundamental,...
  • Everyones a Racist

    06/22/2012 7:07:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2012 | Ian Tuttle
    ‘Here’s a little secret,” Keith Olbermann told viewers in 2010. “When racist white guys get together and they don’t want to be caught using any of the popular epithets that are in use every day in this country about black people . . . the racist white guys resort to euphemisms and code words.”At least Olbermann acknowledged that not all white people are racist; but three and a half years into the first “post-racial” presidency, one might get that impression. Take the list Olbermann enumerated on air: “Cocky, flippant, punk, and especially, arrogant.” Last week, Congressional Black Caucus executive...
  • Obama Asks You to Give Him Your Friends Birthday, Anniversary, or Wedding Gifts

    06/22/2012 6:57:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 57 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | June 22, 2012 | Bert Atkinson Jr.
    What better way to honor your friends special day than to throw money towards a campaign that once promised Hope and Change that never came? Ugh
  • Rielle Hunter on Edwards' Affair: 'I Believed I Could Help Him' ["Intensity Like A Rock Concert"]

    06/22/2012 6:37:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    ABCNews ^ | June 22, 2012 | NATASHA SINGH and ALICE GOMSTYN
    Rielle Hunter on Edwards' Affair: 'I Believed I Could Help Him' Rielle Hunter, John Edwards' former mistress, talks to ABC News' Chris Cuomo on ABC News. By NATASHA SINGH and ALICE GOMSTYN June 22, 2012 Why did Rielle Hunter accept an invitation from John Edwards, a married man, to join him in his hotel room one fateful day in 2006? "I went there because I believed I could help him," Hunter told "20/20's" Chris Cuomo in an exclusive interview. Hunter reveals the details of her first meeting with the then-presidential candidate and the six-year affair that became the biggest political...
  • Dems: At Bain, Romney was a pioneer in outsourcing jobs overseas

    06/22/2012 6:16:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    Ughh. It sickens me that our country’s leaders are thusly engaged in such damaging, cheap populism. The Washington Post just wheeled out a new report, detailing how “Romney’s Bain Capital invested in companies that moved jobs overseas.” Am I imagining it, or is anybody else detecting a gentle hint that we’re supposed to believe that this is necessarily a bad thing? Mitt Romney’s financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively...
  • Fast and Furious investigation started with agent's death [ MSM runs catch up piece for liberals]

    06/22/2012 5:39:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21 2012 | CNN
    Here is a timeline of some of the events in the Fast and Furious investigation: December 14, 2010: Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry is killed in the Arizona desert. Two guns found at the site are later linked to the ATF Fast and Furious program. January 2011: Congress begins asking questions about the ATF program. February 4, 2011: Responding to an inquiry from Sen. Charles Grassley, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich writes that top officials had only recently learned about the ATF gun-running program, but that nothing improper was done in the operation. Weich also asserts that any allegation...
  • U.S. Senate passes farm bill, but Tester's Sportsmen's Act removed

    06/22/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Missoulian and ap ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rob Chaney and JIM ABRAMS
    Sen. Jon Tester was not allowed to bring an amendment inserting his Sportsmens Act of 2012 into the bill. That bill combined 20 Democratic and Republican bills for improving hunter access to public lands, funding shooting ranges, and supporting fish and bird habitat programs. It was among about 300 proposed amendments that Senate leaders pared down to 70. ... The bipartisanship seen in the Senate may be less evident in the House, where conservatives are certain to resist the bills costs, particularly for food stamps. Food stamp spending has doubled in the past five years, and beneficiaries have grown from...
  • Gillibrands Challengers

    06/22/2012 5:37:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2012 | Harry Graver
    America loves its underdogs. And New York Republicans have to choose among three of them — attorney Wendy Long, congressman Bob Turner, and comptroller George Maragos, who are all vying for the Republican nomination and the long-shot chance to oust an incumbent Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.Recent polls have shown the senator’s lead over her three potential opponents to range between 33 and 42 points. This makes sense. In New York, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans two to one, and no Republican has won statewide office since George Pataki was elected to his third term as governor in 2002.To boot,...
  • [MoveOn.org] We Beat Romney

    06/22/2012 1:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    E-Mail from some basement | June 22, 2012 | Justin Ruben
    This past week, we tried a new grassroots strategy to take on Mitt Romney. And it worked, better than we could have ever dreamed! Right now, President Obama is sinking in the polls, and the race looks very tough. But the more people know about Mitt Romney's economic planstax breaks for millionaires, layoffs and cutbacks for the rest of usthe less support he gets. That's why we're launching a huge program to make sure that swing voters realize that Romney isn't just some rich guy who happens to be running for officehe's running to raid America for the 1%. Our...
  • Obama to Hispanics on immigrants: I see my kids

    06/22/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    AP ^ | June 22, 2012 | JIM KUHNHENN
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama, in a strikingly personal appeal, renewed his call for an overhaul of America's immigration laws before a supportive Latino audience Friday. He portrayed rival Mitt Romney as an obstacle to measures that would give young illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
  • Texas US Senator Debate: Cruz vs. Dewhurst (8PM CDT Live Thread)

    06/22/2012 5:02:42 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 93 replies
    KERA News ^ | 6/22/12
    Republican candidates in the highly-anticipated Texas U.S. Senate race will square off in The Texas Debates: Race for U.S. Senate on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 8:00 pm CDT. The live debate between Ted Cruz, former Texas Solicitor General, and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will be broadcast to millions on television, radio and the Internet. Live Streaming on:C-SPAN12newsnowand others at the link.Candidate Websites:Ted CruzDavid Dewhurst
  • Ryan Being Vetted for VP

    06/22/2012 4:38:54 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 76 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Im reliably informed that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Budget Committee chairman, has submitted paperwork to the Romney campaign. Sources confirm that he is being vetted for the vice-presidential nomination. Ryan, one of the GOPs brightest young stars, is clearly a favorite of Romney allies. But some top Republican officials are wary of plucking him from the House, where he is the partys most influential voice on fiscal issues. Earlier this week, Romney campaigned with Ryan in Janesville, Wis., Ryans hometown. Ryan previously stumped for Romney in late March and early April, ahead of Wisconsins Republican presidential primary.
  • Another sign Dems are writing off Obama

    06/22/2012 4:28:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The grown-ups in the Democratic Party are looking beyond what they anticipate will be Barack Obama's single term, and positioning themselves to survive the aftermath. How else to explain the words of "Obama surrogate" Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Hillary Clinton acolyte? Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon reports: A top Obama surrogate said the president will not have to worry about a swooning media or crowds overcome by fainting spells in 2012. "The media and the population saw him as this transformative figure [in 2008]; he was the first...
  • Poll to FReep:Which presidential candidate has a better economic plan?

    06/22/2012 4:03:41 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-22-2012 | Washington Post
    Poll asks if Obama or Romney has a better economic plan.
  • The Obama event registry [Obama wants your wedding and birthday gifts]

    06/22/2012 3:10:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    barackobama.com ^ | June 22, 2012
    The Obama event registry By Laura Wilson on June 22, 2012 Share This: Tweet Share via Email Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up? Let your friends know how important this election is to youregister with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. Its a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, its a gift that we can all appreciateand goes a lot further than a gravy bowl. Setting up and sharing your registry page is easyso get started today. Register with Obama 2012
  • Obama's Amnesty and Affirmative Action

    06/22/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jason Kissner
    Many readers are by now well aware of Mr. Obama's decision to confer what amounts to amnesty upon a certain class of illegal immigrants. According to Mr. Obama, Congress didn't act (apparently settled immigration law doesn't constitute action), so Mr. Obama decided to unilaterally create what amounts to legislation that never passed (the DREAM act.) What an affirmative actor! The constitutional infirmities of this decision are pronounced and involve the functional equivalent of the repeal of statutory schemes by the executive (for good summaries, click here and here). President Mr. Obama's justification for his unconstitutional policy edict presents conservatives with...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Queen of Planet Stupider

    06/22/2012 3:49:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is Trey Gowdy. Trey Gowdy is from South Carolina. He's a Republican on Darrell Issa's committee. He was on last night with Greta Van Susteren, and she said: "Leader Pelosi [of the Planet Stupider] said this vote for contempt is a Republican plan to suppress the vote. Her theory, I guess, is you're trying to get rid of the attorney general because he's aggressively going out there fighting a suppression of the vote. What is your reaction to that?" CONGRESSMAN GOWDY: I could not believe it when I heard her saying that. Is that all you have to...
  • Obama is Losing Racial Politics Game

    06/22/2012 3:44:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Do you remember, ladies and gentlemen, last November I made a big deal of something? And I remain surprised. I can't believe... And I really mean this. I can't believe that this was not focused on more. Not by the mainstream media but rather by conservative media. This was a column by Thomas B. Edsall who used to write for the Washington Post and is now big at the Huffing and Puffington Post. And he had a piece in the New York Times, which means the regime wanted it there. He works for Obama in a way. There's a...
  • Battleground Polls: Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan Tight

    06/22/2012 3:26:13 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 40 replies
    Flint Journal / Yahoo News ^ | June 21, 2012 | Shawn Humphrey
    There are five new battleground state polls out and only a slight lean toward incumbent President Barack Obama. Here's a breakdown: Wisconsin: The badger state has flipped toward Obama. Rasmussen Reports had suggested Obama trailed Romney by 3 points on June 13, but a Wednesday poll from Marquette Law School shows 49 percent of Wisconsin would prefer Obama while another 43 polled would select Romney. Iowa: On Wednesday, pollsters We Ask America awarded Obama a one-point lead, edging out Romney 45 percent to 44 percent. Michigan: Two polls tell two different stories in Michigan, but though each candidate sees an...
  • Obama Campaign: Tell Your Wedding Guests to Send Us Money

    06/22/2012 3:01:34 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/22/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Just when you thought the Obama campaign couldnt get any more desperate, they come up with this: the Obama Event Registry, asking supporters who are getting married, having a birthday, or celebrating an anniversary to direct gift-givers to Obamas re-election website: Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up? Let your friends know how important this election is to youregister with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. Its a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, its a gift that we can all appreciateand goes a lot further than a...
  • Bristol Palin Being Sued By Bar Heckler For Defamation

    06/22/2012 1:58:15 PM PDT · by South40 · 62 replies
    RadarOnline ^ | June 13, 2012 | Amber Goodhand
    Bristol Palin is being sued for defamation by the man she got into a heckling match with last year at a West Hollywood bar, RadarOnline.com has learned. ((SNIP)) "Bristol Palin first accused Plaintiff of 'being a homosexual' in a degrading manner in front of others," the lawsuit reads. ((snip)) Hanks claims that by airing the exchange on her show, Bristol Palin: Life's A Tripp, his privacy and the privacy of his sexuality were breached and as such, he has suffered emotional distress.
  • Pelosi attacks Republican House Leaders with fairy tale Voter ID political theory

    06/22/2012 2:50:24 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 22, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    U.S. Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi lobs yet another preposterous attack upon Republican House leaders, claiming that the House Committee Contempt Vote against Attorney General Eric Holder was manufactured by the leadership as a political payback for the Obama administrations attempt to circumvent state laws which require display of state IDs when voting. In fact congressional Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C. has labeled this fanciful notion as, Hogwash. His fellow South Carolinian republican congressional representative Trey Gowdy went a few steps further and labeled Pelosis delusional allegations, "mind-numbingly stupid," according to Fox News. It is abundantly clear that democrat leaders like...
  • Obama Doctrine: We're Number Two... or Three...or Four...

    06/22/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is last night on Charlie Rose. He had an author on, a guy by the name of James Mann. James Mann has a new book called The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power. Now I want you listen to this. I can't believe that Charlie actually had this guy on. And I can't believe this guy walked out of there without needing a wheelchair after what he said. It's another book on Obama, another window into what Obama's really all about. And this is key to understanding Obama's world view. I've...
  • Republicans Swoon Over Holder's 'Partisan' Leak Probers (and Forget Ken Starr) [Target practice]

    06/22/2012 2:23:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 4 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | June 22, 2012 | Joe Conason
    [Yeah, I know Conason is a RAT. Use this post to sharpen your shooting skills :] This week, Republicans on Capitol Hill opened yet another front in their continuous sniping against the Obama administration, the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder. Having demanded a federal investigation of intelligence leaks, they now claim to be outraged because Holder has asked two United States attorneys to conduct that probe -- and one of the two happens to be a Democrat. Angry Republicans (and their media enablers at Fox News, et al.) insist that the White House must have leaked information about...
  • Obama widens lead among swing-state Latinos

    06/22/2012 2:13:55 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 27 replies
    President Barack Obama has widened his considerable lead over Mitt Romney among registered Latino voters in five key swing states, according to a new poll of 2,000 voters by Latino Decisions and the pro-immigration reform advocacy group America's Voice. Obama enjoys the biggest lead among Latino voters in Arizona, 74 percent of whom say they favor the president over Romney. On average, Obama is leading Romney 63 to 27 percent among Latinos in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia. Analysts estimate that Romney would need at least 40 percent of the Latino vote overall to win the general election, although...
  • Obama: No 'outsourcing pioneer' in the Oval Office'

    06/22/2012 2:11:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    politico44 ^ | 6/22/12 | BYRON TAU
    Tampa, we dont need an outsourcing pioneer in the Oval Office. We need a President who will fight for American jobs and American manufacturing. And thats what my plan will do, Obama will say.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Queen of Planet Stupider

    06/22/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Trey Gowdy. Trey Gowdy is from South Carolina. He's a Republican on Darrell Issa's committee. He was on last night with Greta Van Susteren, and she said: "Leader Pelosi [of the Planet Stupider] said this vote for contempt is a Republican plan to suppress the vote. Her theory, I guess, is you're trying to get rid of the attorney general because he's aggressively going out there fighting a suppression of the vote. What is your reaction to that?" GOP Rep. Gowdy: Pelosi Is "Mind-Numbingly Stupid"CONGRESSMAN GOWDY: I could not believe it when I heard her...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Hey Hey its Ray Friday, June-22-2012

    06/22/2012 1:45:47 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 55 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks 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 Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Hovde says Baldwin is a communist (WI)

    06/22/2012 1:45:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 6-21-12 | Lee Bergquist
    Republican Senate candidate Eric Hovde told The Hill that Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin is a communist. "I fundamentally disagree with Tammy on almost everything," Hovde told the Hill, a congressional newspaper, "She has a more liberal voting record than almost anybody in Congress. Her philosophy has its roots in Marxism, communism, socialism, extreme liberalism she calls it progressivism versus mine, which is rooted in free-market conservatism." Baldwin's campaign took sharp issue with Hovde. Spokesman John Kraus told the Hill that Baldwin has worked with Republicans to protect manufacturing in tghe United States against unfair trade practices by...
  • Presidential losers line up to rip Romney

    06/22/2012 1:19:35 PM PDT · by pietraynor · 11 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 6/23/2012 | Peter Lucas
    Republican Mitt Romney is on the verge of succeeding in what a pair of other prominent Massachusetts politicians failed to do -- become president of the United States -- and that has brought some sour grapes to the political table. The other two presidential party nominees, both Democrats, were Gov. Michael Dukakis in 1988 and U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry in 2004. Both presidential candidates went into their campaigns ahead in the polls, and both crashed and burned. Dukakis was beaten by then-Vice President George H.W. Bush, and Kerry was defeated by Bush's son, incumbent President George Bush. Now comes...
  • NYT: Jay Carney Made an Angry Phone Call to Fox Exec. Following Anti-Obama Video

    06/22/2012 1:01:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 21, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    White House press secretary Jay Carney made an angry phone call to a Fox News executive after the network aired a scathing video review last month of President Barack Obamas first three years in office, the New York Times reported. According to the Times, Carney told Michael Clemente, Fox News senior vice president for news, that the video had crossed the line even for Fox & Friends, the morning show where it aired. Two unnamed Democrats reportedly told the newspaper about the call, described as a private conversation.
  • The Real Reagan: In his own words.

    06/22/2012 12:49:13 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/25/12 | Fred Barnes
    When I interviewed President Reagan in the Oval Office in 1987, I took with me a photograph of him with two dozen women at the Presidio of Monterey in California 50 years earlier. My mother, the presidio commander’s daughter, was one of the women. I wanted Reagan to autograph the photograph, and he graciously obliged, but not before telling me in extraordinary detail how he happened to be at the presidio, a cavalry post, and everything about the movie he was making there. He was starring in a B movie called Sergeant Murphy, the third film in his long career...
  • Obamas Coming DNC Convention Disaster (Protests, Boycotts and a Sex-Scandal that won't go away)

    06/22/2012 11:54:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/22/2012 | Michele Malkin
    There aren’t Greek columns tall or wide enough to camouflage Barack Obama's impending North Carolina catastrophe. In September, the campaigner-in-chief will travel to Charlotte for his party's presidential-nominating convention. For once, the incurable jet-setter may wish he had stayed home.Obama's stage managers envision a triumphant, unifying coronation reminiscent of their 2008 DNC production in Denver. But the southern swing state is turning into a Democratic disaster zone.Start with the North Carolina Democratic party. At the state-party convention last week, Obama for America was AWOL. The glaring absence of high-level national Obama surrogates was noted “as odd,” according to the...
  • Romney tells Latinos he will seek 'long-term solution' to immigration

    06/22/2012 11:51:29 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    seattletimes. ^ | June 22th, 2012 | Paul West Tribune Washington bureau
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Mitt Romney offered a family-friendly approach to the nation's immigration troubles in his first general-election outreach to Latino voters, but the modest steps that he sketched underscored the political pull-and-tug the issue has become for the presumed Republican presidential nominee. His more moderate tone Thursday on a number of side issues contrasted with the tougher stance he took during the GOP primaries. Yet in outlining the path he would take as president, he declined to take on the larger and thornier problem of the 11 million men, women and children already in the country illegally....
  • Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead

    06/22/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | June 21, 2012 | ZIP
    Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead You can even register your wedding on his campaign website. Could he be any more pompous?
  • Os Real secret

    06/22/2012 11:39:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2012 | RICH LOWRY
    Pity lead House GOP investigator Rep. Darrell Issa of California. Its his misfortune that he isnt looking into matters about which the Obama administration can talk freely namely, all its covert national-security programs. If Justice Department documents that Issa's committee seeks from Attorney General Eric Holder had been the subject of a top-secret meeting in the White House Situation Room, their contents already wouldve been splashed across the media. Issa could read the A-1 New York Times story and be done with it. But the Holder documents are an entirely different matter. They relate to the bizarrely misconceived Operation...
  • Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead

    06/22/2012 11:16:20 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 230 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 22 Jun 12 | Unknown
    You can even register your wedding on his campaign website. Could he be any more pompous?
  • The liberal minority is the real fringe element in American politics

    06/22/2012 11:14:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 22 June, 2012 | James Lucier
    Ask any political guru worth his salt, and the savant will explain carefully the facts of the ideological landscape. On one end of the spectrum you have the Left. On the other end is the Right. In the middle are the centrists. There is a passion to label all candidates and voters and place them somewhere along this line. In practice the mainstream media, the hired political tacticians and other operatives in the ruling class have a sort of shorthand rhetoric. The Left is presented as the normalnothing to see here, folksand the centrists are people who have unaccountably strayed...
  • Obama: Candidate of the 1 Percent

    06/22/2012 11:00:14 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/22/12 | William A. Levinson
    General Carl von Clausewitz warned that artillery is the one weapon that an enterprising adversary could turn against its former owners. Barack Obama's support for cap and trade allows us to similarly turn his class warfare rhetoric against him. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a strong supporter of Obama's cap-and-trade agenda, has provided us more than ample means to do so. Gillibrand argues in favor of the 21st-century counterpart of indulgence-peddling as follows (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704500604574481812686144826.html): "According to financial experts, carbon permits could quickly become the world's largest commodities market, growing to as much as $3 trillion by 2020 from just over $100...
  • Tarheel trainwreck: The coming DNC disaster

    06/22/2012 10:45:25 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 16 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6/22/12 | Michelle Malkin
    There arent Greek columns tall or wide enough to camouflage Barack Obamas impending North Carolina catastrophe. In September, the campaigner-in-chief will travel to Charlotte for his partys presidential nominating convention. For once, the incurable jetsetter may wish he had stayed home. Obamas stage managers envision a triumphant, unifying coronation reminiscent of their 2008 DNC production in Denver. But the southern swing state is turning into a Democratic disaster zone. Start with the North Carolina Democratic Party. At the state party convention last week, Obama for America was AWOL. The glaring absence of high-level national Obama surrogates was noted as odd,...
  • [Gay] Activists Take Out Frustration on ... Ronald Reagan

    06/22/2012 10:23:36 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard [via Drudge] ^ | 22 Jun 12 | Daniel Halper
    Last Friday, an attach of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White Houses first-ever gay pride reception. There, they danced to the sounds of a Marine Corps band; they dined on crab cakes and canaps; they hand-delivered letters from concerned citizens like this 18-year old who has had four people close to him gunned down, and noted rhyming raconteur CA Conrad; and some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.
  • Obama widens lead among swing-state Latinos

    06/22/2012 10:00:26 AM PDT · by deek69 · 4 replies
    President Barack Obama has widened his considerable lead over Mitt Romney among registered Latino voters in five key swing states, according to a new poll of 2,000 voters by Latino Decisions and the pro-immigration reform advocacy group America's Voice. Obama enjoys the biggest lead among Latino voters in Arizona, 74 percent of whom say they favor the president over Romney. On average, Obama is leading Romney 63 to 27 percent among Latinos in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia. Analysts estimate that Romney would need at least 40 percent of the Latino vote overall to win the general election, although...
  • Obama Widens Lead Among Swing-State Latinos [This Is Why He Violated The Constitution!]

    06/22/2012 9:51:19 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    YahooNews ^ | June 22, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Obama Widens Lead Among Swing-State Latinos By Liz Goodwin President Barack Obama has widened his considerable lead over Mitt Romney among registered Latino voters in five key swing states, according to a new poll of 2,000 voters by Latino Decisions and the pro-immigration reform advocacy group America's Voice. Obama enjoys the biggest lead among Latino voters in Arizona, 74 percent of whom say they favor the president over Romney. On average, Obama is leading Romney 63 to 27 percent among Latinos in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia. Analysts estimate that Romney would need at least 40 percent of the...
  • Team Obama Kills Another 750 Coal Jobs in Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia

    06/22/2012 9:47:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jim Hoft
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