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  • EDITORIAL: Pro-Black Panther prejudice--Justice Department implements a racial double standard

    06/14/2010 6:05:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 987+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2010 | Editorial
    The foundation is crumbling from the Justice Department's stonewall on the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case. What's becoming visible is a serious corrosion in the whole edifice of the Civil Rights Division in the Obama-Holder Justice Department. The edifice shook on Friday when a key lawyer in the case notified the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that he is now available to testify. The lawyer, J. Christian Adams, had been ordered by his Justice Department superiors, quite improperly, to ignore a subpoena by the commission. Mr. Adams instead resigned from the department effective two weeks ago, largely in honorable protest...
  • Ga. state senator wants ACORN's tax exempt status revoked

    01/13/2009 6:08:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies · 1,229+ views
    WAGT-TV ^ | 1/13/2009 | Rich Rogers
    ATLANTA - Georgia State Sen. Jeff Mullis, a Republican from Chickamauga, has filed legislation urging the IRS to revoke the tax exempt status from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, more commonly known as ACORN, after numerous reports that the organization falsified voter records leading up to the 2008 elections. Related Content ACORN pulled out of SC 2 years ago “An organization that chooses to undermine the integrity of our nation’s election process should not be entitled to tax exemption benefits,” said Sen. Mullis. “The excessive amount of evidence against ACORN engaging in fraudulent activity demands that the...
  • ACORN Members Demand Federal Criminal Probe

    01/12/2009 3:05:00 PM PST · by vadum · 6 replies · 589+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | January 12, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Dissident ACORN members are demanding that the crooked group be investigated with a view to federal criminal charges, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The splinter group, ACORN 8, released a 24-page document Wednesday that asks federal investigators to consider fraud, embezzlement and conspiracy charges, and criminal civil rights violations relating to the embezzlement of nearly $1 million from the nonprofit's accounts and an alleged cover-up of the theft for almost a decade. "Moreover, due to the admission that a felony has been committed, other federal offenses may have also been committed ... ," states the document signed by 14 members of...
  • Justice Dept. sues New Black Panther Party thugs (video-billyclub guy at polling place)

    01/08/2009 12:42:10 AM PST · by STARWISE · 38 replies · 3,049+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 1-7-09 | Michelle Malkin
    Good news: Someone in the Justice Department took the Election Day intimidation tactics of the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia seriously. The DOJ filed an injunction today against the NBPP bullies over their billyclub-wielding thuggishness at a Philly polling place, which was captured on video: Remember?
  • A Message to Our Electors

    12/11/2008 3:05:52 AM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 565+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX7uuhHXs-0 ^ | December 10, 2008 | democratic-disaster.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX7uuhHXs-0 Important message for our electors.
  • How Obama Got Elected

    12/01/2008 2:32:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 51 replies · 3,160+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 1, 2008 | Interview By Jamie Glazov
    INTERVIEW SNIPPET: "Frontpage Interview’s guest today is John Ziegler, a former talk show host who is the director of the documentary Blocking 'The Path to 9/11’. He is now working on a new project, HowObamaGotElected. FP: John Ziegler, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Ziegler: Thanks. It has been a weird and rather rough time. FP: Why has it been weird and rough? Ziegler: Well, when I released the Zogby poll of Obama voters I never anticipated the level of outright hatred and irrationality that would be unleashed on me. I spent most of that week deleting nasty e-mail from my inbox...
  • Report says Obama's small-donor base claim is off

    11/24/2008 8:35:21 PM PST · by pissant · 19 replies · 1,742+ views
    USA Today | 11/24/08 | Ken Dilanain
    Headline and link only due to copywrite. http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2008-11-24-obamadonors_N.htm
  • Obama calls on his Internet campaign army to march again

    11/23/2008 11:18:41 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 76 replies · 2,220+ views
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | Nov. 20, 2008 | Frank Greve
    President-elect Barack Obama's 3 million campaign volunteers got re-enlistment notices this week. Campaign manager David Plouffe, in a mass e-mail sent Wednesday to former workers, asked how much time they can spare for four missions integral to Obama's effort to transform his victory into a broader political movement. The volunteers' options are, Plouffe wrote: -Campaign for progressive state and local candidates -Undertake grassroots local efforts to advance Obama's agenda -Train others in Obama's organizing techniques -Focus on local political issues. "Obama's building a political machine," said Stephen Hess, a presidential scholar at the Brookings Institution, a center-left Washington research group.
  • NY Times Claims Obama Election a Defeat for Terrorism

    11/20/2008 11:54:21 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 16 replies · 834+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2008 | Don Feder
    Buried in a story in today’s New York Times is a fantastic notion - which is nevertheless entirely consistent with The Times’ worldview - that Obama’s win was a psychological defeat for terrorism. The story is about a tape released by Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden’s chief lieutenant, who referred to President-elect Obama as a “house Negro.” The article suggests that Al Qaeda is lashing out. The Times claims, “American antiterrorism officials and other experts dismissed the video as a desperate tactic by a terrorist group that suffered a defeat in the global war of ideas with Mr. Obama’s election”...
  • The Soros Connection in the Minnesota Senate Race Vote Count

    11/17/2008 2:08:30 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 2,770+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2008 | Ed Lasky
    The Minnesota senate race is generating a level of heat rare in a Minnesota November. With a filibuster-proof Senate hanging in the balance, it is worthwhile looking to the fine hand of George Soros, operating through a network of fat cat leftwing money bags who have collectively funded a myriad of nonprofit political spawn. At least two entities funded by Soros and his plutocrat wannabe pals hav prepared the soil for the contentious and suspicious process of tabulating and recounting the vote totals of incumbent Senator Norm Coleman and challenger Al Franken. We have written several times the rising influence...
  • Lawrence of Eurabia

    11/17/2008 1:17:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,372+ views
    Author’s Note: The following is, unfortunately, a true story that took place this semester at the once-great (and once-conservative) Pepperdine University. No names have been changed to protect the guilty. They don’t deserve it. One Monday morning, just before the 2008 presidential election, a Pepperdine student (and College Republican, or CR) took a sign to the Office of Student Affairs. The sign read “Barack Obama socialism ‘08” in big letters, with “Socialism is bad. Do not vote Obama ’08. More info: CR meeting Weds 8pm, AC 245”. A young woman working in the office took out a stamp and approved...
  • CPUSA And Obama Platforms Are Identical

    11/15/2008 12:00:43 PM PST · by mgist · 15 replies · 1,131+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 8th, 2008 | Steve Gilbert on Friday,
    CPUSA And Obama Platforms Are Identical Forget for the moment about Bill Ayers and Obama’s other Communist friends and mentors of the distant past. Just behold the current ‘Election 2008' brochure from the Communist Party Of The United States (a pdf file):    (Click on images to enlarge) Election 2008 Help Make History Turn Our Country Around A new day is dawning. Our country is at a turning point. This is a time of great possibility. Issued as a public service by the Communist Party USA A new day is dawning. Our country is at a turning point. This is...
  • Election spurs 'hundreds' of race threats, crimes

    11/15/2008 12:04:54 PM PST · by Lorianne · 111 replies · 2,364+ views
    AP ^ | 15 November 2008 | Jesse Washington
    Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America. From California to Maine, police have documented a range of alleged crimes, from vandalism and vague threats to at least one physical attack. Insults and taunts have been delivered by adults, college students and second-graders. There have been "hundreds" of incidents since the election, many more than usual, said Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence...
  • US Conference of Catholic Bishops Cuts Funding for ACORN

    11/12/2008 10:42:32 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 13 replies · 911+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2008 | Michael Paulson
    BALTIMORE - The US Conference of Catholic Bishops is permanently cutting off all funding for ACORN in the wake of an embezzlement scandal and allegations of voter registration fraud and political partisanship. The national nonprofit, with more than 1,200 local affiliates, attempts to organize low-income people to advocate for improvement in their communities. Bishop Roger P. Morin of New Orleans said yesterday that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an antipoverty program run by the bishops' conference, decided that it could no longer be certain of ACORN's integrity or accountability. The bishops had been giving $1.1 million a year to...
  • Minnesota Ripe for Election Fraud

    11/12/2008 11:15:02 AM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies · 1,158+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2008 | John R. Lott Jr
    When voters woke up on Wednesday morning after the election, Senator Norm Coleman led Al Franken by what seemed like a relatively comfortable 725 votes. By Wednesday night, that lead had shrunk to 477. By Thursday night, it was down to 336. By Friday, it was 239. Late Sunday night, the difference had gone down to just 221 -- a total change over 4 days of 504 votes. Amazingly, this all has occurred even though there hasn’t even yet been a recount. Just local election officials correcting claimed typos in how the numbers were reported. Counties will certify their results...
  • Cheat.gov

    11/11/2008 9:46:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 391+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 11, 2008
    Fraud: Many millions in dubious campaign donations to Barack Obama are going unaudited. Meanwhile, Minnesota's Senate race is ripe for the stealing. When elections lack integrity, the people no longer rule.We may have found something on which the two most powerful black men in the U.S. government (as of next year) — President-elect Obama and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — agree. Thomas differs with the rest of the high court on the issue of public disclosure of campaign contributions. Noting that the Federalist Papers "are only the most famous example of the outpouring of anonymous political writing that occurred...
  • Why Jewish people vote Deocratic as a majority? Curious mind wants to understand.

    11/11/2008 9:18:13 PM PST · by indianyogi · 129 replies · 1,016+ views
    My reasoning tells me Republican thinking and loyalty to Isreal would be attractive to Jewish Americans. Why then they vote as Democrats?
  • Threat Matrix: November 2008

    11/01/2008 7:30:38 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 329 replies · 9,801+ views
    Expanding Afghan War Awaits New President An expanded U.S. military involvement awaits a new U.S. president in Afghanistan where the unfinished business of September 11 has flared over the past three years into a major insurgency. A raft of assessments and reviews now underway in Washington point to a fundamental rethinking of the Afghan war. But whoever is elected Tuesday will face choices on the size of the military buildup, how to strengthen the central government, how far to go in dealing with insurgent sanctuaries across the border, how to help stabilize Pakistan, and whether and how to reconcile...
  • Ode to Sarah Palin

    11/11/2008 3:45:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 251+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 10, 2008 | Ray McClendon
    Votin’ day is over Obama/Biden won The left is celebratin’ that The right is on the run The MSM is tuckered out From all their frantic flailin’ But those lightweights barely laid a glove on Newcomer Sarah Palin! Hyenal hordes descended At Obama’s minion’s orders Foamin’, snarlin’, pourin’ All across Alaska’s borders They were looking for that coffin They could put the final nail in Dead certain they might find a way To “undertake” Ms. Palin! * But though they left unturned no stone No rumor unexplored And reported every scandal hint To every Press’ Lord Every log placed on...
  • Most Affluent Voters Key To Obama Sweep

    11/11/2008 1:31:28 PM PST · by jamese777 · 72 replies · 573+ views
    politico.com ^ | 11/11/08 | Mark Penn
    Barack Obama promised he would lower taxes for 95 percent of Americans and presumably raise them for the 5 percent who benefited most under President Bush’s tax policies. But, remarkably, the most affluent 5 percent supported Obama and that was perhaps the key to his victory last week. This group — and the rise of a new elite class of voters — is at the heart of the fast-paced changes in demographics affecting the political, sociological and economic landscape of the country. While there has been some inflation over the past 12 years, the exit poll demographics show that the...
  • Some Military Votes May Not Be Counted

    11/11/2008 1:15:58 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies · 400+ views
    NPR ^ | Nov. 2 , 2008 | Libby Lewis
    Voting experts are expecting a huge wave of military absentee ballots this year. The 184,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have a lot at stake in the vote to choose their next commander-in-chief. The mechanics of military voting are better than they used to be. But "better" doesn't always cut it for troops in war zones. Teresa Purcell got a call from her husband nine days before Election Day. "You're not going to believe this," he said, "we're not going to be allowed to vote for president of the United States because we're not getting the ballots." Robert Purcell was...
  • An historic Intifada called Barack Obama

    11/03/2008 9:24:44 PM PST · by ch.man · 3 replies · 564+ views
    Al Quds Al Arabi ^ | 3. november 2008 | Abdelbari Atwane
    (Translation and comments in French by MediArabe.info) The leading article of daily newspaper “Al Quds Al Arabi” American elections: “A historic Intifada called Barack Obama” Monday November 3, 2008 - 10:58, by Chawki Freďha - Beirut The editor of daily newspaper “Al Quds Al Arabi”, Abdelbari Atwane (first journalist to have met Usama Bin Laden), reconsiders in his leading article of November 3 the American elections. Under the provocative title “Intifada history of Obama”, which refers Palestinian to Intifada rented so much by the daily newspaper, Atwane stresses that “in the absence of a catastrophe, Obama will be elected, and...
  • Is Obama the secret son of Malcolm X?

    11/02/2008 10:35:44 PM PST · by Iowan · 99 replies · 8,002+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | November 2,2008 | Reuven Koret
    If Barack Hussein Obama II is Malcolm X's biological son, it would explain the mystery of why he was so generously helped by so many Arab and communist "friends in high places" long before he was a "somebody." Just as Malcolm X adopted Islam, his secret son would also need to learn its ways, and learn the ways of revolution, not just assume an Islamic name. He would need to be groomed and educated to organize the community called the United States of America. by Reuven Koret, Israel Insider Publisher In August I received a curious email. As a magazine...
  • Cuban-Americans 'allergic' to Obama-talk

    10/31/2008 2:32:07 AM PDT · by OneHun · 21 replies · 707+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 10/30/2008 | Chad Groening
    Cuban-born author and anti-Castro activist says Barack Obama won't make any inroads with voters in the Cuban-American community by pushing a wealth redistribution message. That community, he says, is all too familiar with the consequences of such a policy.Humberto Fontova has written several books on the communist regime and believes Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is desperate to make inroads among the Cuban-American community in Florida, 76 percent of which favor John McCain in recent polls.   Obama, according to Fontova, has said he wants to ease restrictions on family-related travel to Cuba and on the amount of money Cuban-Americans...
  • Tepid Muslim support for Obama

    10/31/2008 12:25:02 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 4 replies · 464+ views
    Tepid Muslim support for Obama BY FRIDA GHITIS fjghitis@gmail.com AMMAN, Jordan -- By now you can picture the Arab world in a frenzy of excitement over the elections in the United States. I certainly expected that when I landed here. After all, one of the candidates, Barack Obama, presents a sharp departure from traditional American presidents. He has a name that you can actually write in Arabic without pondering the correct spelling. One could hardly imagine anything but breathless anticipation and a strong dose of optimism at the prospect of Obama, the candidate with Muslim roots, moving into the White...
  • Do most Americans want GOD to BUTT OUT?

    10/30/2008 8:41:24 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 38 replies · 627+ views
    My Own Work ^ | October 29, 2008 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    As Catholics and Christians, what is important in the upcoming elections? What are the priorities involved? Both candidates say they are Christian. Both candidates say they promote a “Culture of Life”! Obviously no candidate has ever been perfect. The only perfect man who ever walked the face of the earth was crucified by all of us sinners 2000 years ago. So how can we discern properly in this complicated, confusing and critical point, in the history of our country? One of the presidential candidates and his followers say they promote a culture of life by helping the poor which will...
  • Muslim Student Association Chapter Official: Don't Vote; Destroy

    10/30/2008 4:38:28 AM PDT · by BCW · 10 replies · 837+ views
    Investigative Project On Terrorism ^ | 28 OCT 2008 | IPT News
    In the final days of the 2008 Presidential election season – with just 6 days now remaining until voters cast their ballots – both campaigns are carefully maneuvering to gain an edge, while still others are singularly focused on just "getting out the vote." Regardless of the outcome desired by these activists, there seems to be one unified message across the American political spectrum these days: Participate in our democratic system. However, one college's Muslim student organization has sought to air a completely different message regarding the election: that of the Islamists. A student named Farhad Akbari posted an essay...
  • MSM Ignores 'Nonpartisan' ACORN Boss Bertha Lewis's Impassioned Endorsement of Obama

    10/30/2008 3:51:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies · 491+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/29/2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Though members of the mainstream media seem to have noticed in recent days that the radical, thoroughly corrupt left-wing group ACORN exists, the MSM are still accepting ACORN's word that it is strictly nonpartisan. Nothing could be further from the truth. While the MSM continue to churn out stories about alleged "voter suppression" (yes, it exists, but it is a pretty minor thing, especially when compared to ACORN's widespread electoral fraud), ACORN's interim organizer in chief Bertha Lewis has removed any remaining doubt about which political party ACORN supports. Lewis is featured in a video posted on YouTube by an...
  • Pittsburgh TV Station: ACORN Vote Fraud No Big Deal Since It's an American Tradition

    10/29/2008 5:03:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 899+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 29, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    So ACORN is committing vote fraud on a massive scale? Hey, not to worry. Vote fraud is an American traditon practiced by all the political parties. That absurd assertion was made by Bob Ponting in an article on Pittsburgh WTAE TV station's Politics web page. Ponting starts off by "reassuring" us that despite the massive vote fraud by ACORN, it is a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the Republic (emphasis mine): Long before the first vote is cast on Nov. 4, Republicans are crying foul and warning of fraud in the presidential election.The allegations, which are widespread...
  • Michael Medved: Will the Return of Values Voters Bring Another Election Day Surprise?

    10/28/2008 11:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 1,404+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 29, 2008 | Michael Medved
    The most startling factor in the Presidential election of 2004 could deliver an even bigger shock in the battle for the White House in 2008, if the nation witnesses the possible repeat of the decisive impact of “values voters”. Four years ago, the media largely ignored the significance of moral and family issues until Election Day exit polls revealed their crucial role in the GOP victory. In the same way, seasoned political observers – especially those who consider an Obama victory a foregone conclusion – have ignored the very real chance that social conservatives may bring about a stunning upset...
  • Axis Of Bias

    10/28/2008 6:44:26 PM PDT · by Kukai · 11 replies · 699+ views
    Investors.com ^ | October 28, 2008 | Investor's Business Daily
    Media: A major newspaper suppresses damning video of Barack Obama partying with pro-terrorism radicals. Meanwhile, Obama punishes news outlets that do their jobs. Fairness Doctrine anyone? Los Angeles Times owner Sam Zell must have thought of the Chicago Cubs when he OK'd the layoff of 75 editorial employees this week. Zell owns the lovable loser Cubs, who haven't won the World Series in a century, and the liberal media are turning into the Cubs of modern communications. But news-hungry consumers don't find it lovable when the media elite keep important stories to themselves. John McCain has demanded that the L.A....
  • NRA may have to bag Election Day ads opposing Obama

    10/28/2008 7:12:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,805+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 25, 2008 | Julian Walker
    The National Rifle Association hopes to deliver anti-Barack Obama advertising blasts to thousands of doorsteps on Election Day. The Fairfax-based gun lobby has contacted newspapers in Virginia and other battleground states about wrapping their home-delivered products on Nov. 4 in a plastic bag that is said to read: "Vote for Freedom... Defeat Obama." That ad proposal was rejected by The Virginian-Pilot. The Richmond Times-Dispatch leaders initially told employees that the paper intended to accept the ads, according to sources in the company. But when contacted about it this week, the newspaper's strategic marketing director, Frazier Millner, said the Richmond newspaper...
  • Iranian official calls for attack on UK

    10/25/2008 10:15:44 PM PDT · by Soliton · 42 replies · 692+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct 26, 2008 1:28 | Jonny Paul
    Fearing a US strike on Iran during President George W. Bush's last months in office, a senior Iranian official has suggested the Islamic regime should target London to deter such an attack. Iran's embassy in London. Photo: Courtesy Slideshow: Pictures of the week In an article on the Iranian Web site Aftab last week - translated by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute - the head of the Europe and US Department in the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Wahid Karimi, said that an attack on London would deter the US from attacking Teheran. "The most appropriate means of deterrence that...
  • Mark Steyn: Obama Nears the "now what?" Moment

    10/25/2008 3:23:51 PM PDT · by kellynla · 58 replies · 3,410+ views
    orange county register ^ | October 24, 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Across the electric wires, the hum is ceaseless: Give it up, loser. Don't go down with the ship when it's swept away by the Obama tsunami. According to newspaper reports, polls show that most people believe newspaper reports claiming that most people believe polls showing that most people have read newspaper reports agreeing that polls show he's going to win. In the words of Publishers' Clearing House, he may already have won! The battleground states have all turned blue, the reddest of red states are rapidly purpling. Don't you know, little fool? You never can win. Use your mentality, wake...
  • Analysts Eye Possible Exit Poll Overstatement Of Obama Support

    10/25/2008 5:02:33 AM PDT · by HalfFull · 111 replies · 2,537+ views
    Sinchew.com ^ | October 24, 2008 | Sinchew
    WASHINGTON, DC: On presidential election day, November 4, all eyes will be on what exit polls say voters did, and analysts fear they could give a rosier view of support for Democrat Barack Obama than reality. The combination of the exclusion of early voting, and the greater tendency of young voters--more often Obama supporters--to take part in the surveys, could skew the results of the exit polls, which, taken just as voters leave polling booths, are the closely-watched first indicators of how the election is going. In a National Journal article in March, Mark Blumenthal of pollster.com stressed that overestimation...
  • A FEW BAD APPLES? (rotten voter registrations fill Barack's barrel)

    10/25/2008 3:39:34 AM PDT · by Liz · 27 replies · 1,043+ views
    NY POST ^ | 10/25/08 | EDITORIAL
    ACORN admits more than 30% of 1.3 million voter-registration forms this year were rejected by election officials nationwide....Friday's NY Times reports ACORN voting fraud seems "to have resonated" - even among some Democrats and independents. People for the American Way's full-page NYT ad said a bunch of lies cooked up by "right-wing operatives" are intent on keeping "low-income and African-Americans from voting." ACORN's own lawyer says relationships between 174 affiliates may have violated multiple federal laws.....plus possible illegal use of charitable dollars for political purposes, improper money transfers and conflicts......The report also addresses $1 million embezzled by the brother of...
  • Early Voting Numbers Look Strong for Obama in NC, NV, NM, and IA (compared to 2004)

    10/24/2008 11:45:03 PM PDT · by nwrep · 84 replies · 2,181+ views
    Politics USA ^ | October 24, 2008 | jmeasley
    Obama campaign manager David Plouffe released a memo today that pointed out that the early voting statistics in North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Florida and Iowa. 20% of all early voting Colorado Democrats had never voted in an election before, and have an almost 300,000 new voter advantage in North Carolina. In North Carolina 56% of the early votes were cast by Democrats, compared to 48% in 2004. In Nevada 53% of the early votes cast have been Democratic compared to 32% Republican. This is an increase of 8% for the Democrats and 4% for the Republicans. In Iowa...
  • Death Threats Sent to Pollster

    10/24/2008 11:09:07 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 21 replies · 1,015+ views
    NRO ^ | October 24, 2008 | jim Geraghty
    After releasing this morning’s numbers showing McCain ahead in Ohio and Florida, the Strategic Vision polling company received several death threats through the contact e-mail on the company’s web site. David Johnson, the CEO of Strategic Vision, shared the messages with National Review Online. One of the messages stated: My goodness, your polls stinks. There are 3 polls that have Obama by double digits and only yours has Obama down. WOW!. How come your poll is the only one giving Palin high favor ratings? I think you nee dto be careful tonight when you get in your car and might...
  • Obama selling election spots to media

    10/24/2008 3:12:01 AM PDT · by Fighter@heart · 11 replies · 511+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10/23/08 | Jim Brown
    Obama selling election spots to media Jim Brown - OneNewsNow Media analyst Bob Knight is questioning the Obama campaign's decision to sell Chicago election night coverage packages to news outlets. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet notes the Obama campaign is planning to charge reporters $935 for a package that includes access to a heated file tent, power, cable TV, Internet, and food. The cheapest place a reporter could stand on a riser with a view is $880. Members of the media will also be charged $300 for an unlimited long distance phone line and $275 for high-speed wired Internet. According...
  • Fake Donors, Phony Pledge - On campaign finance, Obama declared independence from his promises.

    10/23/2008 7:23:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 792+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 22, 2008 | David Freddoso
    October 22, 2008, 8:00 a.m. Fake Donors, Phony PledgeOn campaign finance, Obama declared independence from his promises. By David Freddoso Starting in June, Barack Obama’s website stopped asking for donations. Instead, it began asking for citizens who would “declare their independence from a broken system by supporting the first presidential election truly funded by the people.” Perhaps the campaign did not expect that among those “declaring their independence would be donors named “Doodad Pro,” “Derty Poiiuy,” and “Jgtj Jfggjjfgj.” (And you thought Barack Obama had a funny name.) They may not have known that at least four Missourians and...
  • Obama's $175,000 Donor?

    10/22/2008 11:31:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 1,954+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 21, 2008 | Matthew Mosk and Sarah Cohen
    There have been a smattering of incidents reported in which people have seen credit card charges surface suggesting they donated to Barack Obama when they did not. Now comes the story of Mary T. Biskup, of Manchester, Missouri. Biskup got a call recently from the Obama campaign, which was trying to figure out why she donated $174,800 to the campaign -- well over the contribution limit of $2,300. The answer she gave them was simple. "That's an error." Biskup, a retired insurance manager who occasionally submits recipes to the local paper, says someone used a credit card to donate the...
  • LAPD Chief Bratton believes Bin Laden pre-election attack possible

    10/22/2008 3:59:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies · 1,742+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 22, 2008 | Joel Rubin
    Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton announced Wednesday that he believes Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden might try to influence next month's U.S. presidential election through a terrorist attack or some less dramatic tactic. "With so much at stake in these elections, Bin Laden will probably attempt to make his opinion count," wrote Bratton in an article published on the opinion page of the New York Daily News. Bratton co-wrote the article with R.P. Eddy, former director of counter-terrorism at the National Security Council.
  • Why Do Terrorists Love To Strike Around Elections?

    10/22/2008 12:11:16 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 529+ views
    Slate Magazine ^ | Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 | Daniel Benjamin
    According to the "prediction market" of Rasmussen polls, Barack Obama has an 87 percent chance of winning the presidential election. That's a pretty high number, but if there were a prediction market in which people who've worked in counterterrorism would bet on the likelihood that we'll soon be hearing from Osama Bin Laden, the number would almost certainly be even higher. A surprise could be of the proverbial October variety, or it could come sometime after the election—perhaps within the six months that Joe Biden said would produce a major test of a President Obama. The record clearly shows that...
  • Muslims for Obama, Muslims for McCain [Free Republic mentioned]

    10/21/2008 4:21:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies · 981+ views
    IslamOnline.net ^ | Oct 21, 2008 | by Umar Lee
    One can hardly walk into a masjid in America these days without seeing information on how to register to vote or meeting someone eager to help you to register. Perhaps it is due to the sense of disfranchisement many Muslims in America have felt over the last seven years or maybe it is due to the fact that American Muslims are a maturing community and along with numerical growth and age comes political sophistication. "It is time for Muslims to step up to the plate in 2008 and take their souls to the polls," Imam Mahdi Bray, the Executive Director...
  • *Breaking* Due to Procedure, Obama and DNC Admit all Allegations

    10/21/2008 6:05:29 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 376 replies · 16,116+ views
    Philip Berg ^ | October 21, 2008 | Philip Berg
    Original thread can be reviewed here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2109876/posts So, why is it taking so long? What is the judge waiting for? (Berg vs Obama) By NoobRep Today's Update by WestCoastGal Unless the Obama Campaign applies for a withdrawal of admission and shows GOOD CAUSE, as of today, October 21, 2008, the Obama Campaign has legally admitted that Barack Hussein Obama is ineligible to hold the office of Presidency. Full coverage of this court proceeding can be read here: http://www.americasright.com/ Below is today's legal admission! Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Berg: Due to Procedure, Obama and DNC Admit all Allegations According to Rule...
  • My Prop 8 yard sign - vandalized (shameless vanity)

    10/20/2008 5:29:44 PM PDT · by JRios1968 · 21 replies · 1,064+ views
    Yes on Prop 8!!! ^ | Some Lefty Loser
    I should have called the cops and taken pics. Alas, I forgot to. Someone in the neighborhood didn't take too kindly to the Yes on Prop 8 sign Mrs JRios1968 put up in our front yard, so they "vandalized" it. I say "vandalized" because the pro-soddomite decided that stapling a piece of paper that says "I'm a Republican homophobe...the 1st Amendment doesn't exist" was enough "damage." Tonight I am spraying the sign with PAM and sprinkling pepper on it.
  • GALLUP SHOCK: 49 OBAMA, 47 MCCAIN WITH LIKELY VOTERS

    10/16/2008 1:48:42 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 253 replies · 14,113+ views
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | October 16 2008 | Matt Drudge
    GALLUP's 'traditional' likely voter model shows Obama with a two-point advantage over McCain on Thursday, 49% to 47%, this is within poll's margin of error... Developing...
  • A sobering thought...

    10/14/2008 2:30:04 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 22 replies · 1,361+ views
    A sobering thought...from behind enemy lines. "We have a historic opportunity to gain a 60-seat Democratic majority in the Senate this year -- paving the way for real progressive change. ... This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity ..." - MoveOn.org email, 3/26/2008)
  • Log Cabin Republicans Proudly Endorses Sen. John McCain for President

    10/08/2008 10:29:43 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 50 replies · 712+ views
    Log Cabin Republicans Proudly Endorses Sen. John McCain for President Log Cabin Republicans recently announced its endorsement of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for President of the United States. The decision was announced at Log Cabin's "Big Tent Event" at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, MN. Read Log Cabin's news release announcing the endorsement. At the event, McCain Campaign National Political Director Michael DuHaime spoke to Log Cabin Republicans and formally accepted the endorsement. Also, McCain Campaign Senior Adviser Steve Schmidt addressed gay Republicans gathered at the party's convention. Schmidt, who has served as tjhe day-to-day campaign manager since...
  • Should McCain Have Picked Jindal Instead?

    09/27/2008 7:47:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies · 2,726+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept 26, 2008 | Bridget Johnson
    Just before Hurricane Gustav blew into the Gulf as the GOP powers that be were calling off the party in Minneapolis-St. Paul, I mused about whether Republicans would come to wonder if they might be better off in the presidential race had John McCain picked a different running mate. In the wake of newly hatched Palinmania, it seemed a sacrilege to question the choice of a governor who had so excited the conservative base. Considering the excessive media tear against Palin, as opposed to the kid-gloves treatment afforded Barack Obama, it was no surprise that anyone in the media who...