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  • Obama thrill is gone as polls support Romney and change

    05/08/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 10 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    n 2008, the Obama campaign represented “Hope and Change” and inspired millions of voters to pull the lever for the unknown man from Illinois. At his campaign rallies, it was commonplace to see supporters fainting, overcome with raw emotion. Obama’s 2008 campaign was fueled by an amazing combination of energy and optimism rarely seen in American politics.
  • North Carolina Voters Pass Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    05/08/2012 7:13:44 PM PDT · by Milagros · 52 replies
    NYT ^ | May 8, 2012
    As expected, North Carolinians voted in large numbers on Tuesday for an amendment that would ban same-sex marriages, partnerships and civil unions, becoming the 30th state in the country and the last in the South to include a prohibition on gay..
  • Tea Party Upstart Mourdock Defeats Longtime Indiana Sen. Lugar

    05/08/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 181 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 08, 2012
    Tea Party Upstart Mourdock Defeats Longtime Indiana Sen. Lugar By Kim Geiger May 8, 2012 Richard Mourdock has defeated longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary, according to an Associated Press projection, ending the career of one of the Senate’s most pragmatic politicians and casting a cloud over GOP efforts to win control of the chamber. Mourdock, state treasurer in Indiana, campaigned as a conservative alternative to Lugar. He became a darling of the tea party movement after he began a legal challenge to the terms of the Obama administration’s bailout of Chrysler. Mourdock was endorsed...
  • Why the Job Market Will Continue Shrinking

    05/08/2012 12:16:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/08/2012 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Via Charles Hugh-Smith of Of Two Minds blog,The paradox of an advanced post-industrial economy is that the number of jobs needed declines even as the cost of living rises.The fundamental dynamic of America's job market is simple: we need relatively few workers to provide the absolute essentials of life even as the cost-basis of the economy inexorably rises. In other words, there are fewer jobs even as the costs of maintaining a "middle class" life rise.Let's start by observing how all the financial data in the world does not necessarily describe the primary dynamics of an economy. There are...
  • NAACP Annual Report Card for the 112th Congress - every GOP in the House and Senate received an F

    05/08/2012 11:33:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The NAACP Washington Bureau has produced an annual Civil Rights Legislative Report Card since 1914. This resource is designed to provide NAACP members with insight into the general voting patterns of their congressional representatives over the course of the year. The NAACP Civil Rights Legislative Report Card demonstrates how every Member of Congress voted on the bread and butter civil rights issues and priorities important to the NAACP.
  • The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed

    05/08/2012 11:02:39 AM PDT · by arthurus · 14 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 08 May 2012 | James Simpson
    This report reveals the Left’s vote fraud strategy for the 2012 elections. Like a KGB operation, it is thorough, multi-faceted and redundant. It has overt and covert, illegal and legal elements, the latter of which are designed, at least in part, to facilitate illegal activities later. It is a deliberate, premeditated, comprehensive plan to win the 2012 presidential election at all costs, and is in keeping with the organizational methods, associations and ethics of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama.
  • Do you call it: 'McRaven Gate'?

    05/08/2012 10:30:50 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    The scandalFMR Attorney General Mukasey: 'Highly Lawyered' Memo Would Have Blamed Failed OBL Raid on Navy Admiral... McRaven would have been the fall guy The Blaze - May 7, 2012Gutsy call? - The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven... even if this was some sort of attempt to make McRaven a fall guy. HotAir Apr 29, 2012
  • Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans

    05/08/2012 7:11:49 AM PDT · by No One Special · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve McCann
    The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860. This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why...
  • Is Romney Losing the Enthusiasm Race? (Tea Party Not Excited about Mitt)

    05/08/2012 9:25:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 93 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 7 May 12 | CHQ Staff
    The first USA TODAY/Gallup Swing States Poll since the GOP settled on moderate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as its presumptive Presidential nominee shows an interesting dynamic for Romney and the GOP. After the Republican Party nominated one of the most moderate candidates in the field, enthusiasm for Romney is down among self-identified GOP moderates and Romney’s likely victory or defeat now hinges on “swing states” where Tea Party backed candidates made strong showings in the 2010 Tea Party wave election. Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin are the swing...
  • How the West Is Spending Its Way to Tyranny

    05/08/2012 9:10:09 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    There has been much talk about how Arab Spring “democracy” will allow the rise of Islamist parties and thus devolve into tyranny. What is seldom discussed, however, is how the vaunted Western republics that lecture the world on the finer points of freedom are heading toward the same fate. While there are many reasons for this, an easily grasped one is exemplified by Sunday's elections in France and Greece. Upset about austerity, voters in the former elected their second socialist President in history, Francois Hollande; as for Greece, while no party received enough votes to govern unilaterally, an unprecedented showing...
  • Indiana, N Carolina, and W Va Test Romney and Paul Support (Vote PAUL to show Romney's Weakness)

    05/08/2012 6:54:16 AM PDT · by xzins · 98 replies
    UMN ^ | May 7, 2012 | Eric Ostermeier
    Tuesday's primaries are three of the nine contests in the 2008 and 2012 cycles held when the presumptive GOP nominee and Ron Paul were the only active candidates left in the race While the most closely-watched contest on Tuesday may be the Indiana Republican U.S. Senate primary battle between six-term incumbent Dick Lugar and Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock, there will still be a few things to keep an eye on at the top of the ticket in the Hoosier State, North Carolina, and West Virginia. For these three presidential primaries will be the first in which Mitt Romney faces only...
  • Netanyahu suddenly cancels new elections, forms unity government

    05/08/2012 6:43:21 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/8/2012 | Edmund Sanders
    In a surprise turnabout, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to cancel the early elections he had called just 24 hours before and instead form a unity government with the opposition party Kadima, Israeli officials said Tuesday. The decision shocked much of Israel's political establishment, which was gearing up to dissolve the parliament, or Knesset, and launch campaigns for a Sept. 4 vote. By joining the government coalition, newly elected Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz avoids facing voters amid polls indicating that his centrist party would lose more than half its Knesset seats. Just a month ago, Mofaz declared he...
  • Vote for Richard Mourdock for US Senate in Indiana today, Recall Primary in Wisconsin

    05/08/2012 5:30:44 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 11 replies
    Richard Mourdock,com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steelers6
       http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12         A. Closing the Polling Places: Indiana state law requires counties to begin counting votes cast at the primary election immediately after the polls close at 6 p.m., prevailing local time. In accordance with prevailing local time, the polls in the 12 counties of Gibson, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Perry, Porter, Posey, Spencer, Starke, Vanderburgh, and Warrick close at 7 p.m., Indianapolis time. The polls in the remaining 80 Indiana counties close at 6 p.m., Indianapolis time. In most counties, ballots are counted first at local polling places by precinct election officials. These officials then travel on election night to...
  • In surprise move, Netanyahu, Mofaz agree to form unity government, cancel early elections

    05/07/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/7/12 | Jonathan Lis & Ophir Bar-Zohar
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition chairman MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) reached a surprise agreement early Tuesday morning to form a national unity government. The move came as the Knesset was preparing to disperse for early elections, which were expected to be scheduled for September 4. Under the agreement, Kadima will join Netanyahu's government and commit to supporting its policies through the end of its term in late 2013. Mofaz is expected to be appointed deputy prime minister, as well as minister without portfolio.
  • Obama’s $25 million ad buy just the beginning, strategists say

    05/07/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 7, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    The Obama campaign began the week by announcing a whopping $25 million ad buy in nine battleground states — and their top strategists told reporters that it is only the beginning. “We’re not letting our foot off the pedal,” said campaign manager Jim Messina in a conference call with reporters Monday morning. “We have a very simple choice between going forward and going back.” Messina, along with senior strategist David Axelrod, told reporters that the ad, called “Go,” is part of a larger campaign effort to convey all that President Obama has done since taking office in the midst of...
  • Young Voters Are Abandoning Obama-But Not Running to Romney (Explains empty seats at Ohio State)

    05/06/2012 10:31:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Mark McKinnon
    It's no surprise President Barack Obama officially kicked off his re-election campaign on two college campuses on Saturday. You're supposed to apply pressure at the site of bleeding. And the president's support among young voters is bleeding away. Though their elders vote at higher rates, the Millennial generation, aged 18 to 29, represented almost one in six votes in the 2008 presidential election. And they voted for Obama over Senator John McCain by a two-to-one margin. While others in the media are focused on the upward trend in the president's approval ratings over the last four months in this age...
  • James Madison explains the uniqueness of the American Revolution

    05/06/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    In "Charters", James Madison wrote the following: In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example and France has followed it, of charters of power granted by liberty. This is what makes modern revolutionaries so backward. They are stuck on stupid in old-think - that is, that power grants liberty. If only government could get bigger, we could grant the rights to _________________ for whatever special interest group they have in mind at the moment. Like the "right" to healthcare. In the comment "America has set the example", he makes it clear that it's...
  • Obama Orders IRS to refund 'Illegal Aliens' $4.2 billion, While Asking the Rich....

    05/07/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    (Loophole.)(4 Billion a year)(video)(Illegal Aliens Getting Bigger Tax Refund Checks?)
  • President Obama's "All Of The Above" Energy Duplicity

    05/06/2012 7:24:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 6, 2012 | Robert Bradley Jr.
    There's been a noticeable sea change in the way President Obama talks about energy. Don't buy the makeover. The new Obama is running from his record - and plans to revert to old ways after what he calls "my last election" with all the tools at his disposal. To simply stick with the pro-green, anti-oil strategy was political peril. So Obama went surreal with an "all-of-the-above" energy agenda. Obama's Environmental Protection Agency recently issued new rules that will force 32 mostly coal-powered plants to close and threaten another 36 facilities. The agency has also issued "blackout" regulations that effectively prohibit...
  • Taking a scythe to the Bill of Rights by George Will

    05/06/2012 5:08:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2012 | George F. Will
    ...Now comes Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) with a comparable contribution to another debate, the one concerning government regulation of political speech. Joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 26 other Democrats and one Republican, he proposes a constitutional amendment to radically contract First Amendment protections. His purpose is to vastly expand government's power - i.e., the power of incumbent legislators - to write laws regulating, rationing or even proscribing speech in elections that determine the composition of the legislature and the rest of the government. McGovern's proposal vindicates those who say that most campaign-finance "reforms" are incompatible with the...