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  • Romney far behind Obama on test of basic popularity (Half of Americans view Mitt unfavorably)

    03/28/2012 7:51:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/28/2012 | Jon Cohen
    Half of all Americans now express unfavorable views of Mitt Romney, a new high for the GOP presidential hopeful in Washington Post-ABC News polling. The deteriorating public impressions of the former Massachusetts governor foreshadow a significant obstacle for him as he tries to shift the focus of his campaign toward a potential match-up against President Obama. Romney’s negative numbers have jumped around this election cycle, but the overall pattern is similar to his trajectory four years ago: As he became better known, his unfavorables shot up far more rapidly than his positive numbers. Negative impressions are up eight percentage points...
  • Conversation with a Senator -What does AMNESTY look like?

    05/27/2007 2:12:35 PM PDT · by AuntB · 43 replies · 2,503+ views
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | May 27, 2007 | KimberlyGG
    My NEXT phone call to Senators Voinovich and Brown: Hello, My name is Kimberly ..... and I would like to leave a message for Senator...... “Oh, its you, again” (I’m just waiting for THAT response!) Yes, it’s me...I’d like to know if Senator Voinovich is aware that there are far more than 12 million illegal aliens in this country already and it is clear that our government’s use of that number is entirely meant to mislead the public. “Is that your message?”. Yes, I resent continuing to be treated as if I’m stupid. Apparently our Senators aren’t aware that Homeland...
  • Santorum plans to block Romney, then woo delegates

    03/27/2012 6:58:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/27/2012 | Byron York
    What is Rick Santorum thinking? The path for him to win the 1,144 delegates required to clinch the Republican nomination by the end of the primary season looks impossibly difficult. So how does he see himself winning the nomination, and then becoming president? The answer: “a two-month campaign.” Arguing that neither he nor Mitt Romney will be able to sew things up by the last GOP primary in June, Santorum envisions spending July and August trying to persuade individual delegates to support him and “put together the coalition that’s necessary for you to get the 1,144.” He and his delegates...
  • White ribbons in America. Will Russians march in solidarity with us?

    03/27/2012 2:05:59 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 36 replies
    Pravda.Ru ^ | 26 March 2012 | Orly Taitz
    In the United States the Social Security numbers were assigned by the states. The first 3 digits of the number that Obama is using, (042) were assigned to the state of Connecticut. Obama was never a resident of Connecticut and there is no legitimate reason for him to have this number. I can disclose this number and make it public in this article for two reasons: 1. Inadvertently Obama himself made it public when he published his tax returns on line and did not flatten the PDF file. Thousands of individuals around the world opened the file using Adobe Illustrator...
  • Gingrich begins charging $50 for pics at events

    03/26/2012 11:01:08 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 58 replies · 462+ views
    CBS TV News ^ | March 26, 2012
    HOCKESSIN, Delaware - In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following a campaign speech to Republican County groups here in the northernmost part of the state. It was the first time the former House speaker has charged those attending one of his public speaking events to pose for a photograph with him. Lately, a member of his campaign staff has been snapping photographs of any interested attendee and later posting them online at the campaign's website, newt.org. On Monday night, those...
  • Sarah Palin: The Audacity of Obama’s Intentions Revealed

    03/26/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies · 88+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | March 26, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Whoever chooses to merely dismiss the significance of today’s exchange between our President and Russia’s President should have their intelligence and patriotism questioned. Let this exchange be a warning to voters: President Obama will have “more flexibility” to weaken us if he’s re-elected in November. He was caught speaking candidly to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev before a “hot mic” today (and surely one must believe he didn’t know the mics were still on; surely he’s not so audacious as to purposefully broadcast his intentions), as reported by ABC’s Jake Tapper. Here’s the exchange: President Obama: On all these issues, but...
  • Obama to Medvedev: “Give Me Space” on Missile Defense

    03/26/2012 1:31:00 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies · 6+ views
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | March 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Michaela Bendikova
    The United States does not need to protect itself from the threat of ballistic missiles right now. At least that is what President Obama suggests with his recent exchange between himself and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. The exchange was as follows: President Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.” President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you.…” President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more...
  • Romney judicial record: Liberals running wild

    03/26/2012 11:53:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies · 4+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Michael Carl | Michael Carl
    BOSTON – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has announced that he will appoint conservative judges to the federal bench if he wins the White House. In a forum hosted by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Romney said he likes “strict constructionists” on the federal bench. “I’d like people who recognize that their job is to protect the Constitution and to follow the Constitution as it was written and intended,” he said. “And to follow the laws of Congress as written and intended, rather than the Supreme Court seeing its role as springing from or departing from the Constitution.” . ....
  • Congressman to Obama: You’d better not be trading away our missile defense, champ

    03/26/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 35+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    It remains to be seen how the media will cover the explosive revelation from ABC's Jake Tapper that Barack Obama asked Russian president Dmitri Medvedev to get Vladimir Putin to give him some "space" on missile defense so that he could be more "flexible" with the Russians in a second term. So far, the tepid coverage from National Journal and the Washington Post suggests that the media doesn't consider a request to another nation to pipe down so an American President can win a second term and deliver more favorable policy to a potential antagonist more than a "gaffe". They...
  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 82+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama offered a private request Monday to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for some “space” on missile defense ahead of November’s elections. “On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said, referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a TV pool reporter who heard audio recorded by a Russian reporter who was in the room moments before the two leaders spoke to reporters after their 90-minute meeting. “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you,” Medvedev responded. A...
  • Romney leads Santorum in lobbyist support

    Report highlights which lobbying firms back Romney in 2012 Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is the clear front-runner in picking up support from lobbyists at some of K Street’s most profitable firms, according to a report released last week by First Street Research Group. That’s based on the number of lobbyists in those firms who are advising Romney’s campaign, collecting or “bundling” contributions for him, and contributing money to the campaign. First Street, the political intelligence unit of CQ Press, compiled data from Federal Election Commission filings and conducted independent research on individual lobbyists who Romney and Rick Santorum have...
  • Tom Hoefling: Perpetually Hungry Republicans

    03/25/2012 12:23:09 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 5 replies · 1+ views
    America's Party News ^ | March 25, 2012 | Tom Hoefling
    What if you went to a restaurant, read the menu, but every time you tried to order something you really want and need to keep body and soul together, they told you, "sorry, we're out of that"? That's kind of the way it is nowadays for the conservative clientele of the Republican Party. "Hello, welcome back to the Pachyderm-a-RINO Restaurant! I'm Mitt and I'll be your server today." "Oh, hello again. Why don't you give me some of this 'Balance the Budget and Stop Deficit Spending Now' stew, please. I've always wanted to try it." "Oh, that's really good stuff,...
  • Santorum: Zimmerman ‘has a very sick mind,’ motive ‘a malicious one’

    03/25/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 412 replies · 19+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Sunday’s “Face the Nation” on CBS, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explained that his view of the Trayvon Martin shooting differed significantly from the one held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Gingrich was critical of President Barack Obama’s reaction, but Santorum placed the blame on accused shooter George Zimmerman’s mental state. “Well, you know, obviously, I’m not privy to what’s going on in someone’s mind,” Santorum said. “Obviously, in my opinion, someone … has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this. This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are a lot of people...
  • TRENDING: Santorum video: 'Obamaville' is a house of horrors (CNN commenters are enraged at video)

    03/25/2012 5:36:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 82 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/24/12 | CNN Political Unit
    Crows perch on spindly trees. Barren streets and empty swing sets. An antiquated wall clock. A playground carousel spinning slowly with an eerie screech. The visuals conjure a horror film or the old TV series, "The Twilight Zone." But the collection of spine-tingling scenes pervades Rick Santorum's new web video trailer about life under the Obama administration.
  • Pike County to Cook County: Drop Dead(IL)

    03/24/2012 6:54:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 23 March, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Fed up with the control the Chicago machine has exercised over Illinois state politics in general and firearms laws specifically, Pike County has voted to legalize concealed carry effective immediately. The measure was approved on March 20 by a 3,214 to 550 margin in what outdoorwire.com calls one of the largest voter turnouts in county history. “Historians have stated that this is the first time since 1862 that county voters in any U.S. state have explicitly reversed a state law. The previous example was when the five western counties of Virginal nullified that state’s secession from the Union, and themselves...
  • Ann Romney: 'We Didn't Know a Single Republican'

    03/23/2012 8:56:41 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 22, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Ann Romney, Mitt Romney Ann and Mitt Romney (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (CNSNews.com) - Mitt and Ann Romney "didn't know a single Republican" before Romney decided in late 1993 to seek the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts, Mrs. Romney told the Los Angeles Times in a story that was published on Oct. 7, 1994 and that is available now on the Times' website.
  • Pike County, Illinois Enacts Concealed Carry

    03/23/2012 5:55:06 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 30 replies · 4+ views
    TheOutdoorWire.com ^ | 3/23/2012 | TheOutdoorWire.com
    PASA Park, Barry, IL -- In the election held Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the voters of Pike County, Illinois, approved a firearms concealed-carry ordinance by a 3,214 to 550 margin. It was one of the largest voter turnouts in county history. The ordinance directly contradicts current Illinois state law. As presented on the ballot, the ordinance took effect upon passage, and applies only to Pike County. The ordinance was placed on the ballot by a citizen initiative petition process that garnered three times the number of signatures required by law. The new "Constitutional Carry" Pike County initiative was spearheaded by...
  • The Word From On High: Shut Up About Romney

    03/23/2012 6:06:38 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Mark America ^ | 3/23/2012 | Mark America
    This is what is being pushed today in conservative media. At first, I thought it was just me receiving emails urging me to begin rallying around Romney “for the good of the party” and “for the good of the country.” Apparently, I’m not alone, and apparently, Mark Levin is receiving such emails too. I thank those of you who sent me such emails, but I’ll give you my answer here, in the open: I have deleted your emails with extreme prejudice. (That means that I deleted them, then undeleted them, and deleted them AGAIN…just for fun.) I actually printed one...
  • Impact of Romney campaign gaffe

    03/22/2012 4:07:29 PM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2012 | Bret Baier
    ERIC FEHRNSTROM, ROMNEY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: I think he hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes, it's almost like an Etch A Sketch you can kind of shake it up and restart all over again. GINGRICH, R - PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Some people talk about making pledges that are in stone. But the idea that a Romney pledge is on Etch A Sketch, this should remind everyone in the conservative movement why they are very worried about a Romney presidency and about a Romney candidacy. And it really makes you doubt and wonder about his sincerity. RICK SANTORUM: When...
  • Romney: The Etch A Sketch Candidate

    03/22/2012 10:38:02 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2012 | AmericanBridge
    This is a commercial (with the "Etch a Sketch" theme) that paints Mitt Romney is a devastating light. It's made by a liberal org, but it's all the more painful because it's honest and straightforward: it merely catalogs Romney's numerous flip-flops. Look for the Democrats to use this, probably with great effect. Our choices in November look to be the fire and the frying pan. How depressing.