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  • Mitt Romney flashback: Stay-at-home moms need to learn ‘dignity of work’

    04/16/2012 10:35:36 AM PDT · by Mangia E Statti Zitto · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/15/2012 | Ezra Klein
    Mitt Romney, it turns out, was against calling stay-at-home mothers “working moms” before he was for it. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes broke the news this morning. Back in January, Romney appeared at a town hall even in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he explained his position on welfare. “While I was governor,” Romney said, “85 percent of the people on a form of welfare assistance in my state had no work requirement. I wanted to increase the work requirement. I said, for instance, that even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work. And people...
  • Here are your presidential choices as it stands today

    04/16/2012 10:47:55 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 651 replies
    April 16, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Here are their positions on some major issues important to conservatives based on their actual records in government or past boasts. Issue Obama Romney Newt Advocated that abortion s/b safe & legal in America y y n Defended Roe v Wade as settled law y y n Advocated for abortion for underage girls without parental approval with judge's ok y y n Supported planned parenthood y y n Introduced $50 taxpayer funded abortion y y n Supports homosexual agenda y y n Better for homosexuals than Ted Kennedy y y n Ok with homosexuals in Scouts y y n Ok...
  • Romneycare Funded Health-Care for Illegal Immigrants (October 24, 2011)

    04/15/2012 7:07:30 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 24, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Mitt Romney, who has called government-funded programs that offer assistance to illegal immigrants “magnets” that draw more illegal immigrants to the country, allowed a health-care program that helps illegal immigrations to be included in the final version of his health-care program that he signed. From the Los Angeles Times: The Massachusetts healthcare law that then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed in 2006 includes a program known as the Health Safety Net, which allows undocumented immigrants to get needed medical care along with others who lack insurance. Uninsured, poor immigrants can walk into a health clinic or hospital in the state and get...
  • Mitt Romney: Supports Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants (Sep 6, 2011)

    04/15/2012 4:11:23 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Sep 6, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    MITT ROMNEY: "But my view is that those 12 million who have come here illegally should be given the opportunity to sign up to stay here..." So much for another lie by Romney that he is the toughest on Illegals
  • Winning the War Against Women The marriage tax and other obstacles to economic progress.

    04/15/2012 3:18:25 PM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/13/2012 | unknown
    The Democrats have found their kind of war. It's the "war against women" they have conjured for the Obama Presidential campaign run. Should be fun, but don't look for any of the combatants to speak for the realities of today's women. Still, there's an opportunity here for Mitt Romney, if he'll seize it. The White House has wasted little time capitalizing on Mr. Romney's perceived weakness among women. Polls show the President with a 20-point advantage over the Republican with women voters. Team Obama is hoping to use the recent fight over mandated insurance coverage for contraception to broaden the...
  • Our FReepathon is well underway!! Damn the Donkeys & RINOS, full steam ahead!! [Thread IX]

    04/15/2012 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 832 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | TYRANNY TAX DAY 2012!! | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! We're at the end of the second week of our second quarter 2012 Freepathon and we've raised the first SEVENTEEN percent of our goal. One percent per day keeps the 404 away, but we need your help to get her up to full battle speed. No matter who wins the nomination or the election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire. We're hoping for the tea party rebellion of 2010 to continue in November 2012. It's unlikely that we're going to have a conservative in the Presidency, but if we...
  • Waukesha Co. DA investigates alleged Mitt Romney subs-for-votes

    A spokesperson for Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel told 27 News Schimel has launched an investigation into allegations that free sandwiches given out on election day by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney violated Wisconsin law. Waukesha County investigator detective David Witkowski told 27 News the criminal probe began Wednesday with interviews and requests for records. On Tuesday, April 3, Romney and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan greeted people at a Cousins Subs restaurant on Pearl Street. News video shows Romney encouraging people to vote and inviting them to pick up free sandwiches. "A reasonable person would understand that Romney's statement...
  • Marco Rubio: I'm not going to be the vice president

    04/14/2012 8:32:14 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 88 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    In an interview with CNN today, Marco Rubio said in no uncertain terms that he’s not going to be the vice president. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, widely speculated to be a top pick for the Republican presidential running mate, once again firmly denied he would join the GOP ticket. “I’m not going to be the vice president,” Rubio said Friday in an interview with CNN en Espańol’s Ismael Cala. “I’m not.” We have two options. We can assume that Rubio meant to imply he wouldn’t join the 2012 GOP ticket under any circumstances — OR — we can parse...
  • New Trial Date Set in Fast and Furious Case

    04/13/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | 12 Apr 2012
    A judge has set a new trial date for 15 people accused of participating in a gun smuggling ring that was investigated by the federal government in Operation Fast and Furious. U.S. District Judge James Teilborg set a Jan. 3 trial date.
  • Mitt Romney’s Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team

    04/14/2012 3:28:59 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 36 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | April 13, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    Mitt Romney’s Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team April 13, 2012, 7:49 pm By Arlen Williams We refer to the fine article in New American, by Bob Adelman, “Romney’s Advisors Are Leftist Elites,” 10/10/2011, for contextual information. Below is the list he provided of Romney’s team, with comments.Gulag Bound has provided fact after fact, after analysis, after warning, after plea. This list alone, should cause the reader to take to the streets, to oppose Mitt Romney.Let us oppose him, not just actively, but like our children’s lives depend on it – in a way that makes a difference and prevents him from...
  • Obama Has No Real Plan Other Than Class Warfare

    04/13/2012 5:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 13, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    In the end, free societies get the governments they deserve. So, if the American people wish to choose their chief executive on the basis of the "war on women," the Republican theocrats' confiscation of your contraceptives or whatever other mangy and emaciated rabbit the Great Magician produces from his threadbare topper, they are free to do so, and they will live with the consequences. This week's bit of ham-handed misdirection was "the Buffett Rule," a not-so-disguised capital-gains tax hike designed to ensure that Warren Buffett pays as much tax as his secretary. If the alleged Sage of Omaha is as...
  • We will not waste our limited resources on FR in support for a liberal progressive LIAR

    04/13/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2,351 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    A reminder for those who are not receiving the message: Romney is a pathological compulsive liar. Lie after lie papered over with more lies. Doesn’t even flinch when caught in bald faced lies, simply tells another big whopper to cover up or dodge the issue. Funny thing, the man actually seems to believe his own latest lies and simply ignores the glaring record of his past actions/lies. And you have true blue establishment elite RINO Republicans like Karl Rove enabling and backing up his lies. Their motivation is simply to hang on to power (and riches) any way they can....
  • Our FReepathon is well underway!! Damn the RINOS, full steam ahead!! [Thread VIII]

    04/13/2012 11:06:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 741 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 13, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! It's Open Line Friday of the second week of our second quarter 2012 Freepathon and we've raised the first FIFTEEN percent of our goal. One percent per day keeps the 404 away, but we need your help to get her up to full battle speed. No matter who wins the nomination or the election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire. We're hoping for the tea party rebellion of 2010 to continue in November 2012. It's unlikely that we're going to have a conservative in the Presidency, but if we...
  • Before you try to influence Congress, watch this.

    04/13/2012 7:24:35 AM PDT · by dangus · 11 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | April 12, 2002 | Numbers USA
    This video was created for instruct members of NumbersUSA to help get a bill passed (E-Verify), but I can picture a more perfect lesson in civics for any grass-roots conservative movement. http://numbersusa.tv/ The bill being discussed would mandate E-Verify, a program which helps business detect identity fraud by illegal aliens, so that immigration laws can be enforced. NumbersUSA is *not* a conservative organization, per se; like the NRA, they focus on a single issue, which happens to be very popular among conservatives. Vast majorities of all Americans support NumbersUSA's goal of reducing illegal immigration (and certain types of "legal" immigration,...
  • Tea party leader warns Romney: Don't expect us to campaign for you

    04/13/2012 12:34:31 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/13/2012 | Alex Pappas
    The leader of the Tea Party Nation organization has a blunt message for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Tea partiers will likely vote for you, but don’t expect them to get energized and campaign for you.“The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney,” Judson Phillips told The Daily Caller on Thursday. “Most of us will vote for Romney, but we will not be out there with signs for him or in his campaign.” 
  • Major Obama Crony-Contributor company to count and manage 2012 US Vote results?

    04/12/2012 6:51:10 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/12/2012 | Sher Zieve
    We seem to have reached the end of the United States of America, folks. At least that is what the Obama syndicate wants us to believe. The time to panic has come and gone and now the great and planned wasteland of what was once our country has already begun its implementation. Will we ever stop it? From a recent Obama court’s ruling that passengers have no more rights not to be sexually molested by TSA employees through the US Treasury being summarily routed by Obama, Geithner and the rest of the Obama syndicate’s hordes, the US Constitution’s Bill of...
  • Of Crap Sandwiches and Grand Bargains

    04/12/2012 3:47:25 PM PDT · by esarlls3
    The Delivery Show ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jimmie Bise
    Episode 141 – Of Crap Sandwiches and Grand Bargains What I need ... is a Republican Party that understands that it’s only useful when it is a brightly-contrasting counterpoint to the big-government, overspending, totalitarian-leaning Democratic Party. I’m not going to get that this election, so I’ve offered the GOP a deal. Call it a compromise, if you like because “compromise” sounds so much nicer than “one last chance for them to redeem themselves”. The show got a bit ranty, especially in the second half, but it needed to be that way. These days, the only way to get the attention...
  • What If the Government Rejects the Constitution?

    04/12/2012 7:14:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 155 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the government never took the Constitution seriously? What if the same generation -- in some cases the same human beings -- that wrote in the First Amendment, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech," also enacted the Alien and Sedition Acts, which made it a crime to criticize the government? What if the feds don't regard the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land? What if the government regards the Constitution as merely a guideline to be referred to from time to time, or a myth to be foisted upon the voters,...
  • Romney vs. Obama: Ontario's deja pue (Vanity)

    04/12/2012 10:12:09 AM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 17 replies
    Free Republic - Vanity | April 12, 2012 | NorthernCrunchyCon
    As noted on another thread, political pundits often compare presidential elections to previous ones. In the case of Romney vs. Obama, conservatives should look north to the Dominion of Celine Dion and Maple Syrup. This is a repeat of John Tory vs. Dalton McGuinty, the 2007 election in Ontario during which the two candidates contested governance of Canada's largest province. The only difference, other than citizenship, is that John Tory was not Mormon. He was a nominal Protestant, for the most part indistinguishable from the Kennedy Catholic he was challenging. Nevertheless, religion would cost him the election. As Ontario Liberal...
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • Obama or Romney: The republic fails either way (Santorum is out)

    04/11/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT · by koinonia · 42 replies
    WND Commentary ^ | March 29, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    Alan Keyes wrote: As I anticipated, “the elitist machinations of the sham party system are predictably moving America toward another false choice between an avowed socialist Democrat and a prevaricating socialist Republican.” Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney kicks off an orchestrated wavelet of “influential” endorsements, signaling an end to the sham competition that culminated in a not very credible “dramatic face-off” between Romney and one of his 2008 cheerleaders, Rick Santorum... The “lesser evil” approach guarantees the triumph of wrong. So in choosing between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama we are like the cornered target of the hit man...
  • A brief digest of "conservative" Romney's greatest accomplishments

    Romney's "accomplishments". 1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA 2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA 3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly 4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA 5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system. 6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming 7. Supported the Brady Bill 8. Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Bill after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire 9. Supported TARP 10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here) 11. Supported McCain-Kennedy(Amenesty) 12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions 13. Nominated...
  • Obama administration diverts $500M to IRS to implement healthcare reform law

    04/09/2012 4:25:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-9-12 | Sam Baker
    The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president’s healthcare law. The money is only part of the IRS’s total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process. The tax agency is responsible for several key provisions of the new law, including the unpopular individual mandate. Republican lawmakers have tried to cut off funding to implement the healthcare law, at least until after the Supreme Court decides whether to strike it down. That ruling is expected by June, and oral arguments last week indicated the justices might well...
  • (Vanity) The 2012 Election, A Mexican Standoff

    04/10/2012 8:09:46 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 31 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 04-10-2012 | grey_whiskers
    The news came today, about 1:00 PM Central Time, that Rick Santorum is suspending his bid for the Republican nomination for President. (The reader should be reminded of the health issues of the Santorums’ daughter Bella, and is urged to remember the family in prayer.) Reaction was mixed. “At last,” some said, “we have all the deadwood and pretenders cleared out of the way (Newt and Ron Paul are too insignificant to matter, right?) and we can rally around the sensible choice. Go Romney!” Others reached for the Hemlock: “Oh, no, the last good Christian man standing is gone! We...
  • Jim Rob Is Right - But Conservatives HERE Have TWO Jobs To Do!

    04/10/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 345 replies
    4/10/12 | Ron C
    <p>Jim Rob Is Right - But Conservatives Here Have TWO Job2 To Do!</p> <p>First - blow off that feeling that we're going to lose, or already have lost! No, we're going to WIN.</p> <p>First item of business, get invovlved in the Tea Party movement, and give D.C. a whole new influx of conservatives in Congress similar in size and importance to that of the last election - thereby blocking any of Obamas chances of having Congressional support for his machinations. Note too, the Tea Party used the GOP vehicle, not a third party. Reason, third parties are losers, because they don't have the national organization and presence large enough to compete.</p>
  • How About This: Mutiny at the Convention

    04/10/2012 4:57:17 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 19 replies
    An American Heart ^ | 4-10-2012 | TheRobb7
    With Santorum suspending his campaign and reality staring us in the face... With the voters of the remaining primaries given fewer choices.... With Newt not able to gain traction (sadly).... What is left for us? Sitting home is not an option for me. Perhaps if FReepers nation-wide were to contact and pester the slate of delegates in their respective states to break away from their "commitment" and deny Romney a first ballot victory. Of course, the remaining states could still vote for Newt or Ron Paul and deny Romney the magic number. But barring that, the only alternative I see...
  • Bush Defends Tax Cuts & Romney/Ryan Embrace Them & Bush As Well. Obama Charts An Opposing Course

    04/10/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    4/10/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was surprised to see President George W. Bush enter the political foray Tuesday - defending his tax cuts in general at least - so quickly after Ryan/Romney have teamed up to promote the Ryan plan. As I have said, President Bush would become an issue in this election, and Romney would either embrace/endorse Bush or would toss Bush/Bush's policies/Bush-style tax cuts/or quasi-Bush-style tax cuts under the bus. Remember Romney saying that he was an "independent" under Reagan/Bush Sr? He can't be squeamish this time around. With Ryan and Romney recently teaming up together to promote tax cuts, and Bush...
  • WHAT is Scytl & WHY Should You Be VERY, VERY Concerned?

    04/10/2012 1:53:37 PM PDT · by NJ_Tom · 57 replies
    The Patriot Update ^ | April 10, 2012 | Ann-Marie Murrell
    Here’s another of those quiet, subtle, but very dangerous little stories that has somehow slipped past all the mainstream media outlets. The United States of America has a brand new private VOTE COUNTING company that the Obama administration has personally handpicked. The company is called Scytl and it is based in Michelle Obama’s most favorite vacation spot, Barcelona, Spain. Forget the fact that Barack is once again providing jobs for people in another country; there are much bigger fish to fry in this story.
  • Why Conservatives Should Continue to Oppose Romney after the Nomination (Please provide input)

    04/10/2012 9:55:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 179 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 10 Apr 12 | Xzins
    The basic reason Romney should be opposed by conservatives is that Romney is not a conservative. More specifically, Romney is the author of the $50 abortion, the originator of the gay marriage license, and the founder of big government-forced health care. Those 3 are a mix of social and fiscal issues. The conclusion is that Romney is neither a fiscal conservative nor a social conservative. His tenure as governor of Massachusetts proves that point. Now, as Romney is touted as the “etch-a-sketch” candidate who will shortly begin his tack to the left, principled conservatives will do well to begin listing...
  • Rev. Wright: ‘White Supremacy’ Drives ‘World Policy,’…and C. Thomas Is Worshipping ‘Some Other God’

    Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered three fiery sermons about faith, race and politics at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia Wright said Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas worships “some other God” outside of “Allah and Yahweh” (who are the “same” he says) Obama’s former pastor called Thomas Jefferson “a pedophile” He sees “white supremacy” driving “world policy” Wright condemned the U.S. military, saying, “fighting for peace is like raping for virginity” The Rev. Jeremiah Wright became a household name during the 2008 presidential campaign. The fiery preacher, who was President Barack Obama’s pastor for two decades, has since retired from...
  • Our 2nd quarter 2012 FReepathon is well underway!! Full steam ahead!! [Thread V]

    04/09/2012 12:58:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 655 replies
    Howdy everyone!! The first week of our second quarter 2012 Freepathon is complete and we've raised the first EIGHT percent of our goal. One percent per day keeps the 404 away, but we need your help to keep her going and raise the steam if we can. No matter who wins the nomination or the election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire. We're hoping for the tea party rebellion of 2010 to continue in November 2012. It's unlikely that we're going to have a conservative in the Presidency, but if we...
  • Romney must be stopped...ZOT with Obama???

    04/09/2012 12:30:58 PM PDT · by cocteautwin · 72 replies
    Myself | Today | Me
    Hello Freepers. I am a liberal democrat.. before y'all throw the barn at me because of this fact, I want to make one thing clear, as far as 2012 is concerned we are on the same side. I have been reading this site for about half a year now and even though I don't agree with most of this sites politics I do agree with one point, Romney must not be elected. I understand everyone here thinks the breaks will be cut if Obama is reelected but its also clear to most here that Romney would just be a slower...
  • Obama tailors election-year message to working women

    04/08/2012 5:35:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/06/12 | Laura MacInnis
    Obama tailors election-year message to working womenBy Laura MacInnis Fri Apr 6, 2012 2:56pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, leading in the polls among women voters, said on Friday he wants to help working women fight discrimination and juggle the demands of motherhood but stopped short of making promises on gender equality if he wins re-election. At a White House event on women and the economy, Obama noted "there has been a lot of talk about women and women's issues lately," a nod to the emergence of contraceptive rights, working women and all-male establishments as heated issues in...
  • Obama: A brand in search of a slogan (“He’s all over the place”)

    04/08/2012 4:35:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/07/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Obama: A brand in search of a sloganBy DONOVAN SLACK | 4/7/12 7:00 PM EDT Everyone knows what Barack Obama’s campaign slogan was in 2008. No one seems to know what it will be for 2012. The White House has been cycling through catchphrases since announcing his reelection bid a year ago: Winning the Future, We Can’t Wait, An America Built to Last, An Economy Built to Last, A Fair Shot. They seem to be looking for one to resonate — and the constant unveiling of new ones suggests that so far, none of them have. To communications experts, the...
  • Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Needs Romney's Help in Wisconsin Now. Where is Romney???

    04/07/2012 3:00:35 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    4/7/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Where is Romney at? Romney - being the presumptive GOP frontrunner/nominee - needs to go to or organize at least 2 pro-Walker rallies in April and slate a few (2-3) of them in May: getting more pro-Walker momentum and maintaining it is crucial, and Romney is supposedly going to be the nominee... Who else to stand with Walker right now? Romney going up to Wisconsin from Pennsylvania a few times in April (and May) won't take much time or effort and Romney can quickly go back to Pennsylvania in April after the rallies/fundraisers. Gov. Walker (R) is facing a recall,...
  • Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

    04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 204 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012
    <p>White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.</p> <p>Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?</p>
  • Obama says 2012 will be a 'fun debate'

    04/05/2012 8:32:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 5, 2012
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the 2012 election will be a "fun debate" over two competing visions for the nation, referring to Mitt Romney as the Republican "front-runner" who has backed policies that would undermine middle-class families. At a fundraiser held at a Washington hotel, Obama told supporters that his administration had spent the past three years "cleaning up after some of that mess, and I don't want to have to do it again."
  • NC Marriage Amendment On Ballot In May

    04/05/2012 10:17:10 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 3 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 04-05-12 | J. D. Longstreet
    North Carolina has a republican controlled legislature, the first since the War Between the States. And it is driving the democrats wild. NC’s current governor, a democrat, is not seeking reelection after having observed the “handwriting on the wall,” and it now seems certain the GOP will take the Governor’s office, as well, in November. One of the items driving the NC dems mad is the proposed “Marriage Amendment” to the NC state constitution. Basically, it says marriage between one man and one woman is the ONLY kind of marriage to be recognized in North Carolina. Understand that same-sex marriage...
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Republican Primary Pennsylvania GOP: Santorum 42%, Romney 38%

    04/05/2012 8:58:02 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 04/05/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum holds a four-point lead in his home state in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the upcoming Pennsylvania Republican Primary. A new statewide telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely GOP Primary Voters support Santorum, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picks up 38% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul earns seven percent (7%), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at six percent (6%). Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Gas numbers game is a loser for Obama (A majority rightfully blame Obama)

    04/05/2012 3:51:31 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    washington times ^ | 4/4/2012 | By Dave Boyer
    President Obama’s poll numbers are up and the country’s unemployment figures are down — but $4 gas poses a potent threat to the incumbent’s re-election bid, polls show. Voters are giving Mr. Obama an emphatic thumbs down for his handling of gas prices — 68 percent disapprove of his response to the problem in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll. The White House and Mr. Obama’s re-election team are acutely aware of the political danger. The president has given seven speeches in March alone on energy and gas prices in an attempt to convince the public that there is no “silver bullet”...
  • So this is what I see happening in November

    04/05/2012 7:05:23 AM PDT · by Jerrybob · 68 replies
    self | 4/5/12 | self
    This is what i see happening in November: A week or so before the election, the secretaries of states for CA, PA, FL, OH, IN, MI and other "must have" states get a personal visit from some thug in the Obama administration, telling him (or her) that Obama will win that state; make up any numbers you want, but Obama will win. Get it? Wink, wink. Or else. You have kids? Grandkids? They're all healthy, right? You want them to stay that way, right? Then election night comes and the networks broadcast the results and, even in counties that usually...
  • Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    04/04/2012 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 4, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Democratic officials Wednesday launched a two-pronged attack on states with new laws requiring identification before voting, the highlight being a call to boycott Coke, Walmart and others that back a leading organization pushing for voter ID laws. “We are organizing. We are not agonizing,” said Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., who is leading a parallel Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s effort to get government identification into the hands of the estimated 2-3 million Democrats who don’t have one. “We have staffed up,” he said. Officials from another party-backed group, Color of Change, kicked off a boycott of Coke and other financial backers...
  • 4 Indiana Dems Charged with Election Fraud in 2008 Presidential Race

    04/04/2012 4:26:32 AM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 3, 2012 | Eric Shawn
    Felony charges related to election fraud have touched the 2008 race for the highest office in the land. Prosecutors in South Bend, Ind., filed charges Monday against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot. The officials are accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. Court papers say the plan was hatched by local Democratic...
  • It's On: 5th Circuit Dares Obama to Deny Power of Judicial Review

    04/04/2012 5:11:33 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 53 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 4, 2012 | Breitbart News
    Jan Crawford of CBS reports that a three-member panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to "answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law." The response is to be three pages long, single-spaced, according to an unnamed lawyer who was in the courtroom. The court's response appears to be a direct challenge to President Barack Obama's attack yesterday on the Supreme Court and the power of judicial review, which federal courts have exercised for over 200 years.
  • Did Obama Campaign Threaten Life of Chelsea Clinton to Keep Parents Silent on Obama’s Ineligibility?

    04/04/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 4/3/2012 | da Tagliare
    Most people in the US, especially Democrats, believe that the Obama Birther Movement was started by Republicans and or the Tea Party. They believe it is a smear campaign aimed to tarnish the image of their hero of change. But they may be shocked to learn that the Birther Movement was actually started by former President Bill Clinton and Hillary back in 2008. Bettina Viviano was a vice president with Amblin Enterntainment, Steven Spielberg’s company, before launching her own film production company in 1990. In 2008, Viviano was asked to produce a documentary about voter fraud within the Democratic Party....
  • Serbian President Boris Tadic resigns, paving the way for early presidential election

    04/04/2012 7:36:58 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jovana Gec AP
    BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbian pro-Western President Boris Tadic said Wednesday he is resigning, paving the way for an early presidential election where he will face a strong challenge from a nationalist candidate. Serbia’s parliament speaker is expected to call the vote for May 6, the same day when parliamentary and local elections are already scheduled. In the presidential vote, Tadic will be challenged by nationalist candidate Tomislav Nikolic who has received tacit support from Russia. Several other candidates are also expected to run, but without real chances of winning. Tadic, who has worked hard to bring Serbia closer to the...
  • Wildrose poised for majority in Alberta

    04/04/2012 5:59:50 AM PDT · by docbnj · 9 replies
    Globe & Mail [left-wing] ^ | 3 Apr 2012 | Josh Wingrove & Dawn Walton
    A new poll has put Alberta's Wildrose Party firmly on track for a majority government, holding a 13-point lead over the incumbent Progressive Conservatives who just months ago were a shoo-in for victory. The poll was conducted Monday and Tuesday through an online panel of 1,050 respondents and shows the right-wing Wildrose at 43 per cent of decided voters, the PCs [Progressive Conservatives, “Tories”] at 30, the New Democrats [leftist] at 12 and the Liberals at 11 per cent province-wide. Of those sampled, 19 per cent were undecided.
  • The Democrats’ Election Forgery Racket (party fraud has spread from Chicago outward under Obama)

    04/04/2012 4:35:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/04/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    A few weeks ago, Obama senior adviser and seasoned Chicago operative David Axelrod joked on MSNBC about election corruption. Asked whether “vote early and often” scams had come to an end in his shady hometown, Axelrod snarked: “Well, certainly on the air.” Yuk, yuk, yuk. Behind the scenes, Democrats have been busy faking petition signatures, forging ballots, and enlisting medical professionals to authorize fraudulent doctors’ notes for liberal teachers’ union operatives protesting Republican opponents. It’s no laughing matter. This week, four Democratic officials in Indiana were hit with felony charges related to petition fraud in the state’s 2008 primary. The...
  • Today, Santorum's next last chance, Wisconsin; But then what?

    04/03/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 3, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Today's politics schedule looks like a snoozer. But wait! There's more! The primaries in Maryland (37) and the District of Columbia (19) look largely safely in Mitt Romney's delegate column, adding to his existing 568. Wisconsin too (42), although Rick Santorum has campaigned hard there. Since Iowa, where Santorum campaigned for a year to win the caucuses by two dozen votes, Romney has ruled the Midwest. He plans an election night event in Wisconsin, usually a strong sign that internal polls indicate a likely win. But even if the Pennsylvanian pulled off a Badger upset, he'd still have less than...
  • Romney piling up delegates in states that Obama will win nonetheless in the 2012 general election.

    04/03/2012 4:20:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before I get to the thread title material, let me say that Bush is not going away anytime soon. Obama brought him up today with Medicare Part D and will continue to bring him up again & again. If Romney praises Med. part D, Obama can say "See, Romney agrees with me that the first Republican president was right about the federal gov't..." as he said today. If Romney attacks Med. Part D as being big gov't, Obama can retort "Why is Romney attacking me for attacking Bush? Romney has also attacked Bush." And the issue of whether or not...