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  • America Has Sown the Seeds Of Its Own Demise

    11/08/2012 5:16:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/08/2012 | Dean Kalahar
    <p>In the aftermath of the election of 2012, a new reality must be digested by all Americans. Working within the precepts of a democratic republic, The American public freely exercised their choice and voted for a New America.</p> <p>The electorates' decision once and for all confirms a definition of America that values hopes, feelings and equality of results over the realities of human nature, history, and the foundational principles that hold western civilization together. There is now no doubt that the tipping point of geometrically increasing cultural decline has been crossed. America has now firmly changed from a nation where the founding principles of the great enlightenment have been substituted for a utopia of widespread human suffering. There is no going back.</p>
  • Goodbye America

    11/07/2012 1:33:41 PM PST · by tselatysr · 47 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-11-07 07:57:09 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Along a ridge at a cemetery, a stone wall marks the farthest advance of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Pickett's Charge at the battle of Gettysburg marked what historians call the high watermark of the Confederacy, the crowded moment when the war to preserve America's constitutional system would prevail or die. Lincoln's Army of the Potomac held the stone wall and stopped Lee's attempt to preserve the South's slaveocracy.Tuesday night, America's political right and the Republican Party hit a stone wall and, like Lee's army, they will never recover. In spite of extraordinary get-out-the-vote efforts by...
  • Election 2012: Obama gets his “revenge,” but conservatives must stand tall

    11/07/2012 6:34:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/07/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Ohio has been called for Barack Obama. Iowa went for Obama. Colorado went for Obama. Florida and Virginia have not been called yet, but those don’t look good, either. The Romney camp is disputing the Ohio call. Karl Rove on Fox News says it’s not over. But the numbers don’t add up for Romney. He was close. Valiantly close. But not close enough. (Update 12:57am – Romney called Obama to concede and delivered a gracious concession speech.)The Romney/Ryan team fought well and hard, inspiring Republicans and conservatives across the country to get out the vote and fight for restoration of...
  • Senate takeover prospects brighten for GOP

    10/25/2012 7:30:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/2012 | Rick Moran
    Washington Post: In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, there are now at least eight critical contests in which polling shows essentially a dead heat, encouraging Republicans' hopes that they may yet snag the chamber, which very recently seemed beyond their reach.Some of the GOP boost is coming from the top of the ticket in the form of Mitt Romney, whose recent surge in the polls seems to be helping Republican candidates across the country.Democrats still have an edge in their effort to keep control of the Senate, and they may have been helped Tuesday when Republican...
  • 2012: The battle for 7 states (The Magnificent Seven)

    10/23/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/2012 | Jonathan Martin
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — The two presidential campaigns are sounding sharply different notes about how they can get to 270 electoral votes, but beneath the post-debate bravado from both sides there is a rough consensus about the shape of the race in its final two weeks. Top strategists for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney flooded the media center following the third and final presidential debate here Monday night, and made clear they will be primarily fighting over seven states and will spend most of their time and money in them between now and Nov. 6. The main battlegrounds: Ohio,...
  • IBD Tracking Poll, 10/23: O47-R45 (Romney gains 2)

    10/23/2012 11:13:53 AM PDT · by CA Conservative · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 10/23/12
    Obama: +2.0 Obama 46.5% | Romney 44.5% Obama’s lead over Romney eroded further in a polling taken the day of the final debate. Romney strengthened among males, going from a 1-point deficit two days ago to a 4-point lead. Likewise, Romney has gained 6 points among those described as “working class.” Romney also appears to have regained momentum among Catholic voters, among whom he was trailing three days ago, but has opened up an 8-point lead.
  • Bayonet Assault Course at Boot Camp

    10/22/2012 11:40:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    Oct 27 2010 | MidWestMarines
    YOUTUBE showing bayonet training. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADBBekiLkoE
  • Poll: Obama has edge; enthusiasm favors Romney before final debate GOP voters more energized

    10/22/2012 11:58:39 AM PDT · by CA Conservative · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/22/12 | Stephen Dinan
    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Mitt Romney’s first debate bounce has evaporated and President Obama once again has taken a slim lead in The Washington Times/Zogby Poll released Sunday night — though the survey showed Mr. Romney’s backers are far more energized about him than the president’s backers are about their candidate. Mr. Obama leads 49.7 percent to 47.3 percent over Mr. Romney, the Republican nominee, with 3 percent undecided.
  • Obama Media Abandoning Obama

    10/21/2012 6:51:36 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 24 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-21 10:57:12 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Here in battleground Florida, Obama received something of a shock. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper, which happily endorsed him for president in 2008, announced it is backing his Republican challenger in 2012."Economic growth, three years into the recovery, is anemic. Family incomes are down, poverty is up. Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, highlighted these and other hard truths in this week's second debate," said the Sentinel in its lead editorial on Friday, "We have little confidence that Obama would be more successful managing the economy and the budget in the next four years."The newspaper even engaged in a little...
  • Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Biden

    10/14/2012 7:09:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2012 | Doug Giles
    “When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.” —Proverbs 29:9 I was going to title this column, “How Not to Be a Smarmy, Bellicose, Horse-Toothed Dork Like Biden.” However, upon deeper contemplation I thought I’d direct it toward parents as an attempt to save the next generation from the insufferable effects of the boorish Biden bug. To call Biden an ass-clown after last Thursday’s debate with Rep. Paul Ryan is to insult bottoms, donkeys and Bozos far and wide. I’m surprised Joe didn’t fart loudly...
  • Wargaming the Electoral College: Quickfire Thursday Edition

    10/11/2012 10:46:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/11/2012 | Stephen Green
    If Suffolk University was correct in its decision to quit polling FL, NC, and VA voters and paint those states red, then here’s our new battleground map, with MI and PA slipping (very slightly) into battleground territory.Now I never did consider NC to be a battleground state, but it would appear that Romney has moved the playing field to the right. Two battlegrounds (FL, VA) have turned red. And three blue states (MI, PA, WI) are opening up. The GOP looks to have a great ground game in OH, and a win there puts Mitt in the White House....
  • How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

    10/08/2012 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Note: The author would like to thank the Psalmist, Switchfoot, and Samwise for inspiring this column.Back in May of 1999, I made a decision to leave the Democratic Party. It was an easy decision. I had been a Democrat for 11 years. I voted for Dukakis when I was a committed leftist. But, later, when I became a pro-life conservative, there was no room for me in the party. So I became a Republican and also joined the NRA. I've been a straight shooter ever since. Excuse me if that last line sounded heterosexist. I’m a work in regress. As...
  • Why the Obama Bubble Still Hasn’t Burst

    10/08/2012 3:21:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Star Parker
    Can there be political bubbles like financial bubbles? Financial bubbles, inflated by hopes and dreams, burst when reality negates any possibility that those hopes and dreams will be realized. At that point, sky high stock or bond or real estate prices come crashing down to earth. Can the same thing happen in politics? Can a skilled politician, who has become popular with soaring rhetoric and promises, deflate when it starts becoming clear that he is not going to deliver? Of course, I am thinking about our president. Mitt Romney demonstrated in the first presidential debate that the considerable gap between...
  • The Denver Debate: A Second Look

    10/06/2012 7:39:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Jack Kerwick
    The first presidential debate of 2012 is now behind us. And Republican challenger Mitt Romney won it handily. No one challenges this verdict. Even President Obama’s most ardent supporters concede it by way of the truly laughable excuses to which they’ve resorted in accounting for the decisive drubbing that their candidate received. But while the conventional wisdom concerning the victor is sound enough, the conventional wisdom concerning the debate’s loser is not so much. Obama, we are told, was “off his game.” From Denver’s altitude to personal family issues, every conceivable rationale has been offered by the President’s admirers to...
  • Democrats’ Advantage in Voter Registration Slipping in Key States

    09/24/2012 1:57:47 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 09-24-12 | Jim Geraghty
    This news release – announcing that there are now roughly 20,000 more registered Republicans in Iowa than registered Democrats – suggests that Hawkeye state Republicans can crow about a dramatic turnaround, pointing out that back in January 2009, Iowa Democrats enjoyed a 110,000 voter registration advantage. In terms of how many voters are registered with each major party, Democrats continue to hold advantages in several key swing states, but in all of those states, their advantage is considerably smaller than it was in 2008. In Florida, as of last month there are 4,627,929 registered Democrats and 4,173,177 registered Republicans, which...
  • What If There Is NO President by January 20th

    09/17/2012 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 31 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-17-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    It COULD happen. At least, SOME of the political experts are saying it COULD happen. I think America should be prepared for every sort of political gymnastics conceivable come Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Battalions of lawyers are set to spring into action if there is a hint that Obama may lose. Planning and preparations for such an eventuality have been in progress since the early days of the Obama Administration. Tying the election up in the courts is the plan. And these people are serious! So what happens if, indeed the US election is tied up in the judicial system...
  • After Ryan Pick, Will 'Fiscal Cliff' Come to Fore?--(WSJ Video discussion --)

    08/14/2012 8:30:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/14/2012 11:08:49 AM4:05 | WSJ
    The economy is expected to play a big part in the coming election. But how might the Romney-Ryan ticket frame the debate over the fiscal cliff? Janet Hook discusses on Markets Hub. Photo: AP.
  • "You Should Reflect Chicago Values"

    07/28/2012 5:10:54 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 10 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-28 12:09:56 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Adolf Hitler's first official act as the new German Chancellor was to end the centuries-old tradition of independent local governments. In 1933, he sent armed SS thugs to arrest small town politicians and install handpicked National Socialist commissioners. And so began the Führer's remaking of German society. It was a simple first step on the road to convincing his people they were a super race of beings descended from the survivors of the lost continent of Atlantis - Aryans.When we think of World War II, we tend to think of it in political and military terms. Historians give...
  • Secret Democratic Political Research Files for Twelve 2012 Match-Ups Found via Google

    07/12/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT · by sunmars · 38 replies
    It could be one of the biggest political intelligence coups of the 2012 battle to control Congress. Media Trackers, a conservative investigative watchdog group, discovered nearly three-dozen Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee opposition research notebooks – extensive secretive manuals outlining anything that could be used against a political opponent. Several news outlets have reported that some of the files have been quietly published on the DCCC’s website to facilitate their use by independent expenditure groups. On Thursday, however, Media Trackers published a dozen opposition research books that Democrats have so far managed to keep secret. The twelve unpublished manuals range in...
  • Kelly Won't Challenge Barber in November (AZ update)

    06/14/2012 5:19:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Hotline ^ | June 14, 2012 | Scott Bland
    Two days after losing the special election for Gabrielle Giffords's old House seat, Republican Jesse Kelly has decided to forego a run for Arizona's new 2nd Congressional District this fall. "Looking at the results from Tuesday, we have decided to withdraw from the race for Congress in AZ-02 and to seek other opportunities," Kelly said in a statement Thursday."I will forever be thankful to our generous supporters and volunteers." Kelly's withdrawal vaults Air Force veteran Martha McSally to front-runner status for the GOP nomination in the new district. McSally finished second behind Kelly in the special Republican primary earlier this...
  • North Dakota: New Poll Shows Kevin Cramer Surge for House Seat

    06/11/2012 1:56:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 11, 2012 | By Shira Toeplitz
    Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer (R) could upset his party-backed opponent in the Tuesday primary for North Dakota’s open at-large seat, a new poll suggested. Cramer led fellow Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk, 60 percent to 21 percent with 19 percent undecided, in a Mason-Dixon poll sponsored by the local Valley News Live/KFYR-TV. The poll surveyed 625 likely voters from June 4 to 6. It had a margin of error of 4 percent.
  • Obama Lead Grows; Up by 7%

    05/09/2012 12:30:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/5/12
    United States President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney by seven percentage points, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found Tuesday. Obama has widened his lead since April, when he was leading by four percentage points. .....
  • Dem Gov of WV Won't Back Obama

    05/02/2012 12:26:28 PM PDT · by sunmars · 15 replies
    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) has announced that he will not endorse Barack Obama for re-election, stating, “[the president] has apparently made it his mission to drive the backbone of West Virginia’s economy, coal and the energy industry, out of business.”
  • Robert Gibbs: 'We have a srtrong foreign policy...'

    04/29/2012 6:24:32 AM PDT · by Milagros · 14 replies
    Robert Gibbs on Meet The Press,' responding to Ed Gillespie... We have a strong foreign policy... most severe sanctions on the regime in Iran... it wouldn't be possible under Bush... (Just now on NBC).
  • Gingrich plans to suspend campaign next week

    04/25/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT · by Milagros · 81 replies
    CBS ^ | Apr 25, 2012
    Gingrich plans to suspend campaign next week CBS News Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks in Cramerton, NC, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (Credit: AP Photo/Chuck Burton) UPDATED 1:52 pm ET (CBS News) CRAMERTON, NC--Newt Gingrich on Wednesday unofficially conceded the ...
  • Team Obama/Progs Scheming to 'Overwhelm the System' w/ Bewildering Level of Voter Fraud/Intimidation

    03/20/2012 6:15:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    If you think '08 was bad... you ain't seen nothin' yet Anybody who's ever read-up on Alinsky and the Cloward-Piven strategy can tell you that much of their technique for attacking the establishment involves 'overwhelming' public facilities, government institutions, and financial systems in order to bring bring them to a grinding halt. They then aim to get what they want through blackmail and/or a collapse of the target, inflicting wholesale changes upon the current status quo via civil disruption/force.  With a shaky, state-by-state patchwork being all there is to protect the sanctity of the democratic process in this country (and...
  • Voters Back Away From Santorum In Ohio

    03/06/2012 1:59:32 PM PST · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 133 replies
    TRIB Live News ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | Salena Zito,
    In the days leading to Super Tuesday contests, Rick Santorum stepped away from social issues and bombastic speeches while barnstorming Ohio to recast himself as the underdog whose blue-collar roots would stay true to American values. Yet the former senator from Pennsylvania lost ground, slipping to a near dead heat with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Ohio, the key state among 10 in which voters will cast ballots today, pollsters said. "I thought his message has become so unclear on who he is or what he stands for that I am losing confidence on his ability to win the...
  • Obama Likens Himself To Gandhi And Nelson Mandela (don't read it while eating!)

    03/03/2012 9:28:51 AM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 2, 2012 | Barack Hussein Obama
    "Around the world, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president. It takes more than a single individual," Obama said. "What it takes is ordinary citizens who keep believe, who are committed to fighting and pushing and inching this country closer and closer to our highest ideals.
  • Mitt's Bumpy Ride In Michigan

    02/19/2012 4:43:53 AM PST · by jenk · 28 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 2/19/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    Mitt Romney's literature and signs have been at every Republican event for years. He had quite an organization in 2008 with signs that said, "Michigan for Mitt," with the cute reference of the appearance of the lower peninsula being a mitten, and Mitt's name, well, it's just precious. But here we are, 9 days from Michigan's Presidential Primary, which the GOP in Michigan moved up and lost half of it's delegates as a result, and now Mitt has to actually compete. Mitt lost Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, South Carolina, and Minnesota, and may lose Maine. He has so far won New...
  • Hope for Change in Venezuela

    02/14/2012 7:59:55 AM PST · by InsightSur · 6 replies
    InsightSur ^ | February 13, 2012 | InsightSur Editor
    There is concern in Venezuela about the direction the country is moving politically, and Venezuelan governor Henrique Capriles is beginning to represent hope for opposition groups. As mayor of Caracas, Henrique was targeted by the administration for not doing enough to suppress protests against the Cuban embassy in 2002, and was charged with fomenting violence; a charge that may have been intended to remove him as political competition. At least a third of Venezuelans currently support opposition candidates according to recent polls, and many Venezuelans left the country since Chavez came to power, and even more after a failed referendum...
  • Rep. Heath Shuler, a Blue Dog Dem., will not run for re-election

    Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) will not run for re-election this year, a source close to the Congressman told Roll Call. The Blue Dog Democrat had decided against a bid in a redrawn 11th district, which was made substantially more Republican than his current district during GOP-led redistricting.
  • Tennessee just might become relevant in GOP presidential primary

    01/08/2012 10:05:30 AM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 1/8/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Mitt Romney, who finished third in Tennessee's 2008 Republican presidential primary, has established a solid lead in organizing to win the state this year — if that will still matter on March 6. And some of the state's leading Republicans think that the political dust to be stirred in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and elsewhere will not be settled on that "Super Tuesday" two months from now. If so, Tennessee just might be in the national limelight for a moment. Three other Southern states — Georgia, Texas and Virginia — also have primaries scheduled on March 6....
  • Reagan Had the Recipe for Success. Let's Follow It (Newt Gingrich in WSJ)

    12/29/2011 6:53:23 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 29, 2011 | Newt Gingrich
    Officially, the recession ended two and a half years ago. President Obama tells us the economy has been moving in the right direction since June 2009. Few will take solace in that statistic. Americans are suffering. For nearly three years, nearly one in 10 have been out of work. Almost double that number are either underemployed — working part time when they would rather be full time — or have simply given up looking. Historically in America, the deeper the recession, the stronger the recovery. By historical standards, we should be completing the second year of a booming recovery. Recall...
  • Ron Paul Plows to Lead in Iowa; Young Voters Sowing the Seed

    12/19/2011 12:27:14 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 137 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 19th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    When it comes to foreign affairs, Ron Paul is the most mocked of the GOP field. The argument could be made that Paul only wants to follow the Constitution. He does not believe we should fight a war unless it is declared a war by Congress. As a former military man, Paul says he wants a strong defense, but wants to bring troops back home from around the world. Paul's philosophy on foreign affairs continues to be his biggest stumbling block with older voters and his GOP rivals. An article earlier this year in USA Today stated that Paul has...
  • A Bold Way to Save Education in America

    12/02/2011 5:15:24 AM PST · by 1010RD · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Godfather Politics ^ | November 12, 2011 | Art Robinson
    The American tradition of public education began in one-room school houses when frontier farm families hired dedicated teachers to teach their children. When I attended public schools in the 1950s, I received an excellent education. American schools were rated the best in the world. Those schools prepared me for Caltech, and Caltech prepared me for a wonderful life in science. I owe my career and accomplishments to the great start I received in the public schools. Those public schools were locally controlled and locally funded. Teachers and parents worked together on the content of curriculum, student discipline, and all aspects...
  • Bill Ayers Says One Thing, The Obama Campaign Says Another, and The Usual MSM Suspects Don’t Care

    11/29/2011 7:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    big journalism ^ | Nov 29th 2011 | John Nolte
    Today’s opening snark courtesy of Journolister Dave Weigel from his Slate perch: Big Government breaks the news that Bill Ayers hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama; well, this was broken by Ben Smith in 2007, but still. I call it a “snark” because the word “lie” feels a little harsh during this holiday season. However, it’s just a fact that Big Government didn’t position the piece as “breaking news” and as far as I can tell it wasn’t even a featured story. But you have to admire a guy like Weigel who poses as an objective journalist and yet sees...
  • Cain receives Secret Service protection

    11/18/2011 6:15:49 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 18 Nov 2011 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Herman Cain on Thursday became the first Republican presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection. Cain asked for the security and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and congressional leaders approved his request Thursday, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed. There have been threats against Cain, who had been experiencing a bounce in the polls, according to an official with knowledge of the situation who asked not to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the situation. The nature of the threats was unclear
  • Sarah Palin: Fire Eric Holder

    11/10/2011 12:37:33 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 96 replies
    Facebook ^ | 11/10/11 | Sarah Palin
    It’s tempting to get distracted with the horse race aspect of electoral politics during a primary season. But as pundits talk about “who’s up and who’s down” in the 24 hour news cycle, we must keep our eye on the ball with the Obama administration. They rely on distraction to skirt responsibility, but we’re going to hold them accountable for their corruption and incompetence. When the stories about Operation Fast and Furious first broke, it sounded too crazy even for this administration. Why would any government official with an ounce of common sense think it’s a good idea to facilitate...
  • Sarah Palin-affiliated law firm made early-state deadline inquiries

    10/04/2011 10:34:57 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 206 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Ken Vogel and I both have sources telling us that calls were made on behalf of a mystery candidate to various early states to determine presidential filing deadlines. Continue Reading The calls were made by representatives of the law firm Baker Hostetler - a firm that employs lawyer Mark Braden, who represents Sarah PAC, her political action committee. As Ken notes, while he nor representatives of Palin’s campaign would comment on the calls, Palin is the only GOP politician eying the presidential race who is represented by the firm. It wouldn’t be the first time that her representatives have sought...
  • Cain willing to consider vice presidency

    10/03/2011 11:43:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 4, 2011 | Stewart Stogel
    NEW YORK – ...........The details of Cain's 15-minute presentation to 500 or more movers and shakers in the Big Apple were considered "off the record," but WND can report that after the presentation, Cain received a standing ovation from the assembled crowd. ......Cain drew parallels to former President George H.W. Bush, who in 1980 lost the nomination to Ronald Reagan but signed on to become his vice president: "If it is the right nominee, someone that I can respect and that I believe I can work with," Cain said of accepting the vice presidential nomination, "then I would obviously seriously...
  • To Sarah From the Gipper

    09/28/2011 2:31:16 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 16 replies
    Lipstick 2012 ^ | September 28, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    “As I rode my horse, Little, around Rancho del Cielo during the spring of 1975, I thought a lot about the lost vision of our founding fathers and the importance of recapturing it and the voices from around the country who were pressing me to run for president. And I remembered something I’d said many years before: A candidate doesn’t make the decision whether to run for president; the people make it for him.” An American Life by Ronald Reagan Page 199
  • Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax

    09/22/2011 5:25:30 AM PDT · by libstripper · 133 replies
    Big Government.com ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Andrew Breitbart
    The awful launch week for the over-hyped, expected bestseller The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss, just got worse. Much worse. After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media, McGinniss now faces the fight of his literary life: the accusation that he seems to have knowingly submitted a book to his publisher, Crown/Random House, that was filled with unproved “tawdry gossip” and rumors that lacked “factual evidence.”
  • Exclusive Youth For Palin Ground Report From Pella, Iowa And The World Premier of “The Undefeated”

    06/29/2011 9:23:12 PM PDT · by curth · 5 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | 6/29/2011 | Gary Jackson
    Austin Harris, the 15 year-old administrator and Iowa coordinator for Youth For Palin was at last night’s world premier of The Undefeated in Pella, Iowa and along with Youth For Palin co-founder Elizabeth Hawkes gives us a report of the event from their perspective: By Austin Harris and Elizabeth Hawkes In early May of this year, I discovered that a movie was being produced about Governor Palin and dismissed it immediately as another attack video. It is reasonable to consider liberal movie producers deviously conjuring up a project to undermine Governor Palin as so many in the LSM have done...
  • Jon Huntsman the new Rondald Reagan? Hardly

    06/22/2011 11:12:25 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 30 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | June 22, 2011 | Corky Boyd
    Am I the only one who thinks Jon Huntsman is a plant? Huntsman chose Liberty Park to announce his candidacy, the same place Ronald Reagan chose to launch his campaign as the nominee of the Republican party in September 1980. His Casper Milquetoast announcemant speech at Liberty Park simply can't compare Reagan's and is the same recipe for defeat John McCain gave us. And it's no coincidence, John Weaver Huntsman's top political advisor is a former McCain campaign team member. Soon you will see the NY Times declaring Huntsman the second coming. A drumbeat from the rest of the legacy...
  • Bachmann Playing With House Money

    06/20/2011 10:58:33 PM PDT · by jennychase · 141 replies
    Rollcall ^ | June 20, 2011, Midnight | By Paul Singer
    On Nov. 5, 2009, at the behest of Rep. Michele Bachmann, thousands of tea party activists descended on the Capitol to vent their rage over the health care overhaul bill pending before Congress. The assembled activists chanted, "Kill the bill! Kill the bill!" and waved signs opposing a government takeover of health care — but they may not have known that the same government was paying for the event. According to House expense reports, Bachmann and three conservative GOP colleagues — Reps. Tom Price (Ga.), Steve King (Iowa) and Todd Akin (Mo.) — each paid $3,407.50 that day, a total...
  • 'The Undefeated': New Palin Movie Already a Success

    06/20/2011 9:36:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 151 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 20, 2011 | John Nolte
    The key to the ultimate effectiveness of a documentary like “The Undefeated” is more than just how many people see it or even who those people are. Certainly that matters to some degree, but so does how the very existence of the documentary changes the national political conversation. Naysayers of the “The Undefeated” dismiss the film’s impact by telling us that only Palinistas are going to bother to buy tickets. In other words, since the film preaches to the choir there will be no new converts. Intentionally or not, that’s a fairly simplistic declaration that doesn’t take into account how...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry Speech at RLC; Leaves Crowd Chanting, "Run, Rick, Run!" - Video

    06/18/2011 4:40:16 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 41 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 18, 2011 | Brian
    Here is complete video of Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaking today at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. From the speech Perry delivered, it is clear he is not just preparing to launch a campaign – he sounded like a man launching a movement. . . . . When he finished, the crowd was on their feet chanting, “Run, Rick, Run!”
  • Why Obama won't seek 2nd term

    06/18/2011 2:28:03 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 133 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | June 18, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    I know this sounds crazy. I know it goes completely against the grain of mainstream political opinion. I know you probably haven't heard this anywhere else before. But I don't think Barack Obama will be on the Democratic ballot as a candidate for re-election to the presidency. And I know he's not going to win a second term. Just look at the way he is already second-guessing his announcement to run again. In an interview that aired on the "Today" show earlier this week, he said this: "There are days where I say that one term is enough." Aside from...
  • Is Perry the One?

    06/10/2011 11:58:07 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2011 | Bruce Walker
    "What Republicans need is a candidate who is unabashedly conservative across the board, a savvy campaigner who does not make stupid mistakes, someone with no skeletons anywhere, a proven government executive who would hit the ground running as president, and a candidate who could very quickly and almost bloodlessly win the Republican nomination. Governor Perry is perfect for this mission. Consider the five criteria I listed. Is Perry conservative? He is a social and a fiscal conservative with a very long track record of walking the walk as well as talking the talk. In the fiscal area, think of Mitch...
  • Perry Very Likely to Run

    06/10/2011 7:08:21 AM PDT · by freespirited · 94 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/10/11 | Chris Stirewalt
    Sources close to Texas Gov. Rick Perry say that the events of the last week have brought America’s longest-serving governor to the cusp of an announcement. The implosion of Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign frees up Perry’s political wingmen, Dave Carney and Rob Johnson, now said to be headed to Austin to prepare a Perry run. Also this week, sources say Perry got the thumbs up from the Texas moneymen whose support he sought before launching a campaign. A big piece in the Wall Street Journal also helped convince the team that there was East Coast interest in the Texan’s candidacy....