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  • Monica Lewinsky’s return is scaring Hillary’s backers

    10/21/2014 5:06:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    When Monica Lewinsky reemerged in the May issue of Vanity Fair, many speculated that the timing of the infamous former White House internÂ’s return to the spotlight was relatively good news for Hillary Clinton. It suggested, some speculated, that LewinskyÂ’s determination to air the dirty laundry of the 1990s in early 2014 was good timing for Clinton, and that the issue would be fully litigated long before the 2016 campaign began in earnest. That assumption went out the window this month when Lewinsky joined Twitter and began to speak openly and without regret about the incident that made hers...
  • Dems in near-panic over Senate

    09/02/2014 6:24:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/2/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Schadenfreude, taking in pleasure in others’ suffering, is a nasty emotion, one I take no pride in confessing as I watch Democrats attempting to dodge responsibility for foisting Barack Obama upon us. Nevertheless, it is certainly satisfying to see Dems scurry away from Obama as he visits their states. Adam Edelman in the New York Daily News:
  • Fear of ‘Another Benghazi’ Drove White House to Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/09/2014 10:30:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 8/8/2014 | MARK LANDLER, ALISSA J. RUBIN, MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER
    On Wednesday evening, moments after finishing a summit meeting with African leaders at the State Department, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff delivered a stark message to President Obama as they rode back to the White House in Mr. Obama’s limousine. The Kurdish capital, Erbil, once an island of pro-American tranquillity, was in the path of rampaging Sunni militants, the chairman, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, told the president. And to the west, the militants had trapped thousands of members of Iraqi minority groups on a barren mountaintop, with dwindling supplies, raising concerns about a potential genocide. With American...
  • Nate Silver's new Senate forecast could terrify Democrats into action

    03/23/2014 5:02:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Mar 2014 | Mark Sappenfield
    Polling expert Nate Silver has come out with a new forecast: Republicans are currently favorites to take control of the Senate this fall. That prediction could open Democratic wallets. Nate Silver, the political prognosticator pilloried by Republicans for correctly predicting President Obama's convincing victory in 2012, has perhaps just given the GOP another reason to curse him. He has predicted that Republicans are better than even odds to take back the Senate this November. At first blush, that might seem like something for Republicans to celebrate. Control of the Senate is the Grand Prize up for grabs in this fall's...
  • DEMS PANICKED ABOUT 2014

    03/16/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    Big government ^ | March 16, 2014
    There is growing panic among Democrats in Congress about the 2014 elections, and it is based on numerous factors that give them serious anxiety. In the Senate, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire just found out that she will be challenged by former Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts, who has received $600,000 from the Super-Pac American Crossroads, and Democrat Senator Mark Udall of Colorado is now being challenged by Rep. Cory Gardner, a serious threat. In the House, the GOP just won a significant victory in a special election in Florida’s 13th district, which Barack Obama won decisively in 2012.
  • The Race Democrats Couldn't Afford to Lose

    03/12/2014 12:51:55 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-12-14 | DrJohn
    A few days ago Barack Obama issued a warning to democrats: It's time to worry. The election is coming, the election is coming! That’s the message coming from President Obama as he tries desperately to rouse Democrats out of a midterm election stupor that could cost his party control of the Senate — and bury his agenda once and for all. Obama has increasingly sounded like the nerdy kid in a bad horror movie constantly warning his friends to stay out of danger as he’s called on the Democratic base to not be complacent in 2014. “You've got to pay...
  • Lois Lerner fears for her life if she testifies at Wednesday’s oversight hearing

    03/04/2014 1:06:01 PM PST · by servo1969 · 181 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-4-2014 | Patrick Howley
    Lois Lerner fears for her life if she testifies openly before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday, according to her attorney. House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa announced Sunday that Lerner will testify at Wednesday’s hearing, but Lerner’s attorney Bill Taylor said that Lerner will seek to continue invoking her Fifth Amendment rights and will also seek a one-week delay of her testimony. Oversight members are reportedly open to granting Lerner a one-week delay if she petitions for one in person at Wednesday’s hearing. The delay would allow Lerner’s lawyers to continue negotiating for immunity, which they...
  • HealthCare.gov: How Political Fear Was Pitted Against Technical Needs

    11/02/2013 9:08:06 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 46 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 10/2/13 | Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin
    In May 2010, two months after the Affordable Care Act squeaked through Congress, President Obama’s top economic aides were getting worried. Larry Summers, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, and Peter Orzag, head of the Office of Management and Budget, had just received a pointed four-page memo from a trusted outside health adviser. It warned that no one in the administration was “up to the task” of overseeing the construction of an insurance exchange and other intricacies of translating the 2,000-page statute into reality. Summers, Orzag and their staffs agreed. For weeks that spring, a tug of war...
  • Former official: Admin refused to bring in outside help for ObamaCare website for fear GOP....

    10/18/2013 8:45:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 99 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:41 pm on October 17, 2013 | by Allahpundit
    Full Title: Former official: Admin refused to bring in outside help for ObamaCare website for fear GOP would subpoena them; Update: Ten-year-old technology? Update: No improvement in week two; Update: Wasn’t tested until days before launch?Via Lachlan Markay and Ace, who calls it “Nixonian.” This is the rare Hot Air item that might actually make liberals angrier at the White House than conservatives. If you’d staked your party’s credibility on realizing the utopian dream of universal health care only to have Obama deliver this fartburger, you’d be furious. Why anyone on either side still wants Sebelius in charge, I have...
  • The Left is 'terrified out of their minds,' says Ted Cruz

    10/04/2013 4:57:42 AM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, believes the sharp rhetoric coming from Democrats about the government shutdown proves Tea Party Republicans are beginning to achieve changes that threaten the business-as-usual mentality in the nation's capital. "Why are they screaming so loudly? Why are they getting so personal? Why are they so filled with hate and fear?" Cruz asked during an phone interview with Glenn Beck on his radio show Thursday. Cruz suggested that it was because the American people were finally mobilizing against Obamacare. "That has the Left terrified out of their minds," Cruz said.
  • Who's Afraid of Black Republicans?

    07/23/2013 1:09:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    BET ^ | 07/23/2013 | Joyce Jones
    Filmmaker Kevin Williams' documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and the GOP.Fear of a Black Republican is the brainchild of Kevin Williams, a white Republican who has spent his life in Trenton, New Jersey. It was precipitated by an encounter with a county party chairman who scoffed at the idea that trying to get African-American votes in the majority-Black city would yield any success. The response made him wonder whether the Republican Party truly wanted to expand the base. Williams and his wife financed the film, which explores the party's history with African-Americans. Williams interviewed Republican leaders, including former Republican...
  • Don't Let the Koch Brothers Buy the Media

    04/24/2013 9:39:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 60 replies
    newser.com ^ | Posted Apr 24, 2013 1:24 PM CDT | Kevin Spak, Newser Staff
    Harold Meyerson doesn't want the LA Times to become a political toolNewser) – The Tribune Company's board likely views the Koch Brothers' attempt to buy its eight newspapers as a purely financial transaction. But almost no one else sees it that way, writes Harold Meyerson at the Washington Post. Thousands of LA Times readers, for instance, have already signed petitions against the move, because they see it for what it would be: "a political transaction … turning LA's metropolitan daily into a right-wing mouthpiece whose commitment to empirical journalism would be unproven at best." The deal would include the LA...
  • Why the Abortion Industry is Terrified of Kermit Gosnell

    04/16/2013 2:09:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Abort 73 ^ | Mike Spielman
    Any press is good press, so the saying goes. But this is not true for abortion. Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion-business in America, knows this full well—which is why their public talking points are built on euphemisms like "women's health" and "reproductive rights" instead of on "abortion." Despite hitching themselves to one of the most grisly practices known to man, Planned Parenthood has maintained a modicum of respectability by masterfully keeping abortion out of the spotlight—while quietly performing close to 1,000 abortions every day. As things stand right now, almost 30% of all the abortions in America take place at...
  • CPAC 2013: Allen West says liberals fear black conservatives

    03/14/2013 7:28:27 AM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/14/2013 | Aaron Blake and Rachel Weiner
    Former congressman Allen West (R-Fla.), who lost his seat in November’s election but remains an icon in the conservative movement, said people like him scare liberals more than anything. “I’m speaking from experience when I tell you that there is nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government,” West said.
  • ***I've Never Seen Bob Beckel As Scared Of Anyone: Dr. Carson***

    02/12/2013 12:05:25 PM PST · by The Wizard · 77 replies
    Stardate: 1302.12
    As everyone here knows, the earth moved a bit after the speech of Dr. Carson...EVERYONE knows it.....when you see Bob Beckel in tirade night after night....you know someone is truly scared...... Dr. Ben caught the world off guard, and got the world's attention....... I was also, like EVERYONE, Very happy and comforted by Bill Whittle's recent speeches... Now keep the ball rolling......
  • Obama looks scared

    10/26/2012 6:16:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 48 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 10/26/12
    Fox just showed clips from Romney and Obama rallies. Romney speaking before a roaring over-flowing 10K seat arena; looks confident and strong, audience roaring with approval at remarks about rebuilding business and the economy. Then Obama, speaking before a small crowd in Michigan, ol' snarly back again, eyes hooded, mouth twisted, full of anger and fear; attacking Romney as the anti-Christ. Audience applauds lightly. Obama looks and sounds scared and out of ideas.
  • Angst grows among President Obama's supporters

    10/10/2012 9:06:53 AM PDT · by Signalman · 26 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/10/2012 | Glen Thrush
    First came the nausea. Then came the anxiety. After months of watching Mitt Romney twist in the media glare, a growing number of President Barack Obama’s supporters — though confined for now to a noisy minority of liberals — are peering into the Obama-might-actually-lose abyss for the first time after last week’s disastrous first debate. Some progressives seem to be going into primal panic mode — to the profound annoyance of the Democratic professional political class and an Obama campaign predicting a rebound at next Tuesday’s debate in Long Island. “That’s my party: Irrational overconfidence followed by irrational despair,” quipped...
  • Why Ryan Terrifies The Left

    08/16/2012 5:53:15 PM PDT · by Dysart · 55 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8-14-12 | Jefferey Lord
    Paul Ryan terrifies the American Left. Which precisely explains the tones of hysteria coming from the Obama White House. The real question is why the Chicago Thugs have suffered such a public meltdown over Mitt Romney's choice of the young Wisconsin Congressman to be his vice-presidential running mate. And there is an answer. Three specific answers, actually. • Ronald Reagan: President Reagan today is an American hero. Poll after poll has Americans placing him in the pantheon of great American presidents, and occasionally at the top of the list. The admiration for Reagan has become such a part of...
  • Democrats in Panic Mode After RNC Raises $3.5 Million Following Ryan Pick

    08/12/2012 5:25:21 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 66 replies
    The DNC is in panic mode. They’re on both knees begging supporters for donations following Mitt Romney’s running mate announcement.
  • Obama Campaign Dangerously Low on Cash, Leading to Panic

    08/06/2012 8:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 5, 2012 | Nick Chiles
    The Obama campaign has taken a huge risk by burning through hundreds of million of dollars in the early stages of the presidential campaign, opening offices in swing states, registering voters and getting to know local communities, but the expenditures have left the campaign dangerously low on cash heading into the final three months of the campaign. The analysis of the Obama expenditures by the New York Times shows that the campaign has spent $400 million from the beginning of 2011 to June 30, 2012. That number includes $86 million on advertising, $50 million on hiring Democratic party workers, $46...
  • Could the DNC be making North Carolina more red?

    08/06/2012 2:37:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Barack Obama won the state of North Carolina by 14,000 votes in 2008. His return in 2012 was supposed to be triumphant, a celebration of the swing of this formerly red state to the blue column. If his return is underwhelming, what was meant to solidify a new Democratic foothold in the South may actually undermine it.The NY Post reports: Top aides on President ObamaÂ’s re-election team are terrified that there will be scores of empty seats when he makes his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, party insiders said.Obama, once the biggest draw in politics, wonÂ’t likely attract...
  • Billionaire Palm Beach Democrat Jeff Greene Fears Revolt of the Poor

    08/06/2012 8:34:08 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 16 replies
    Billionaire Jeff Greene is a different kind of rich Democrat. The man who made his fortune hedging against the real estate market -- and since 2009 accumulating mortgage-backed securities -- still wants to represent the poor, improve their lot, convince his rich friends they should pay more taxes. But is his political ideology built on compassion? On a sense of social justice and social order? Not exactly, says Joel Endelman, "Jeff is definitely not about compassion."
  • Has Obama Peaked?

    07/31/2012 12:53:45 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7-31-2012 | J.T. Young
    Democrats' biggest concern isn't the economy; it's whether Obama has already peaked. There are numerous reasons to believe it's true. If true, there are rapidly diminishing opportunities for the Administration to reverse it, and a growing list that could accelerate it. Pick your poll: the presidential race is a toss-up. ... The race has been so tight for so long, that it is not news -- until we factor in campaign spending. While the focus has been on Republicans' advantage with Super PACs, the overlooked story is how much Obama has outspent Romney on campaign advertising. .... Looking at the...
  • Left-Wing Activists Admit Allen West Terrifies Them

    07/31/2012 4:44:26 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-31-2012 | Matthew Vadum
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is the activist Left’s number one congressional target this election cycle because he poses an existential threat to progressivism, a prominent professional left-wing organizer suggests. West is “a national rising star in the Tea Party,” Becky Bond explained during a panel discussion at the Campaign for America’s Future’s recent Take Back the American Dream confab in Washington, D.C. The famously outspoken retired Army lieutenant colonel with the special talent for getting under Democrats’ skin “is going to start to define” what the Republican Party stands for, said Bond, president of the well-funded Credo SuperPAC. .... The...
  • Bill Richardson: I’m “afraid” of Marco Rubio

    07/31/2012 7:05:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    Univision News ^ | July 30, 2012 | EMILY DERUY
    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says that he is afraid of Marco Rubio’s ability to cut into President Obama’s Latino support. Richardson, a Mexican-American who ran against Obama in 2008 for the Democratic presidential nomination, said that the freshman Florida senator is one of the Republican Party’s fastest-rising stars who could make the GOP more appealing to Latino voters both in this election and in future ones.
  • Incumbents uneasy over political changes

    07/29/2012 6:38:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/29/12 | Willie Brown
    Between the new congressional district lines and the new open primaries, people who hold elected office in California are running for their lives. In previous years, maybe 10 percent of congressional and legislative districts were competitive. Now everybody thinks they're at risk. Even well-known incumbents in Democrat-dominated districts - people like Reps. Barbara Lee and John Garamendi - fear they might get beat. As a result, they are scooping up and holding onto as much campaign cash as possible. It's all putting a pinch on Rep. Nancy Pelosi's hopes of the Democrats retaking the House. You see, in the past...
  • NJ: Team Obama hitting the panic button over shrinking gender gap

    07/27/2012 11:53:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Why, wonders Beth Reinhard of National Journal, is Team Obama airing a new television ad with claims already rated by Politifact as "pants on fire" false? The ad in question, "Troubled," claims Romney wants to make all abortions illegal, even in cases of rape an incest:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The ad from the Obama campaign said Romney "backed a bill that outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest."The Obama campaign provides virtually nothing to back that up, however. It has no evidence that Romney explicitly opposed the exception for rape and incest. While he supported...
  • Ten Indications That Obama Is Scared

    03/01/2012 6:30:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies · 52+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2012 | Kevin Jackson
    Obama is not the cool, calm, and collected guy that he portrays publicly; he's far from it. Obama is described privately as a thin-skinned hot-head when it comes to questioning his policies, or anything else, for that matter. Though there has been a slight shift upward in Obama's poll numbers, Obama knows the real temperature of the American people. Here are 10 indicators as to why Obama will have sleepless nights leading up to the election of 2012: 1. Obama started African Americans for Obama. When blacks supposedly voted at 95 percent for Obama in the last election, one has...
  • RUSH: WHY SANTORUM SCARES THE LEFT

    02/29/2012 6:58:18 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 48 replies · 4+ views
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | February 28, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why Santorum Scares the Left February 28, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, we have some headlines that are in the Drive-By Media today. Most of them are about Santorum and how out of touch he is and how what a wacko he is and what a creep, what a fanatic. I had 'em set aside. I'll just run through the headlines here.ABC: "New Lows Among Conservatives Mark Romney’s Popularity Problem."This is an ABC News/Washington Post poll on Romney's plummeting popularity with conservative Republicans. From the Right Scoop: "Santorum: Romney Uniquely Unqualified to Take on President Obama." From the National...
  • Rick Santorum, American mullah: His fundamentalist views are frightening

    02/27/2012 5:16:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 67 replies · 1+ views
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, February 27, 2012 | Richard Cohen
    <p>He wants religion returned to “the public square,” is opposed to contraception, premarital sex and abortion under any circumstances, wants children educated in what amounts to little red schoolhouses and called President Obama a “snob” for extolling college or some other kind of post-high school education. This is not a political platform. It’s a fatwa.</p>
  • Dems fear Supreme Court will rule against Obama on healthcare reform

    11/15/2011 9:39:39 AM PST · by freespirited · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/11 | Julian Pecquet
    Democrats on Capitol Hill are worried that the Supreme Court will rule against President Obama’s healthcare reform law. Over the last couple weeks, congressional Democrats have told The Hill that the law faces danger in the hands of the Supreme Court, which The New York Times editorial page recently labeled the most conservative high court since the 1950s. While the lawmakers are not second-guessing the administration’s legal strategy, some are clearly bracing for defeat. “Of course I’m concerned,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). The justices “decide for insurance companies, they decide for oil companies, they decide for the wealthy too...
  • Widespread Panic That Rick Perry Might Actually Win

    08/31/2011 10:59:15 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 91 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8-31-2011 | Elspeth Reeve
    Widespread Panic That Rick Perry Might Actually Win Elspeth Reeve August 31, 2011 Everyone's terrified of Rick Perry: lefties, righties, and definitely those coyotes he says he executes while jogging. Politico's Ben Smith and Maggie Haberman report that Perry has done what up to this point President Obama could not: "wake up the left." Activists--involved in everything from the death penalty, women's rights, gun control, and campaign finance--are just cold freaking the heck out. "To the degree to which progressives are disaffected and unenthusiastic -- this is their 'holy sh**' moment," Jennifer Palmieri, head of the Center for American Project...
  • Rick Perry panic fires up the left

    08/30/2011 3:42:19 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 166 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 8-30-2011 | Ben Smith & Maggie Haberman
    Rick Perry panic fires up the left by Ben Smith & Maggie Haberman August 30, 2011 In his two weeks as a presidential candidate, Rick Perry has done something that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney could do: wake up the left. Perry panic has spread from the conference rooms of Washington, D.C., to the coffee shops of Brooklyn, with the realization that the conservative Texan could conceivably become the 45th president of the United States, a wave of alarm centering around Perry’s drawling, small-town affect and stands on core cultural issues such as women’s rights, gun control, the death...
  • Democratic Insiders View Romney as Obama's Main Threat

    08/04/2011 7:17:07 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 71 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 4, 2011 | James A. Barnes and Peter Bell
    With the economy sputtering, Democratic political operatives view former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the main Republican threat to President Obama's reelection, according to this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll. Democratic Insiders see Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has not yet declared whether or not he will run for president, as the second strongest against Obama. A separate poll of Republican insiders, released Thursday, also showed Perry as Romney's main GOP challenger.
  • What the Unions Fear

    03/09/2011 4:23:24 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 9, 2011 | Peter Hannaford
    Demonstrators at the Wisconsin capitol, union representatives and absent Democratic state senators concede in interviews that they don't object to a bill requiring teachers and other public employees to pay 12.5 percent of their health insurance (up from five percent), or up to half of their pension deposits. It is the curbing of collective bargaining that has brought on near hysteria and a fierce campaign to discredit Governor Scott Walker's legislation. For the union leaders the consequences of passage of the legislation could be devastating to their sinecures. Amid all the shouting, placards and banging on pots and pans in...
  • Dems run scared as they Make $28 Million TV Buy for the Nov Elections.

    07/22/2010 3:27:22 PM PDT · by sunmars · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | NY TIMES
    Desperation sets in...... The Democrats’ strategy to preserve their House majority became clearer Thursday as the party made a $28 million investment in television advertising for the final weeks of the fall campaign, a plan that is designed to build a firewall to protect freshmen and longtime incumbents. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reserved television time in 40 districts across the country, including those of Representatives John M. Spratt Jr. of South Carolina, chairman of the Budget Committee, and Ike Skelton of Missouri, chairman of the Armed Services Committee. The committee also reserved time to help Representative Chet Edwards of...
  • Dems in Panic Mode as Reality Sinks In

    07/19/2010 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 19, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps even both houses of Congress- whilst the Dems begin to turn on one-another: _________________________________________ Under pressure, the Democrats are cracking. On both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, there is a realization that Nancy Pelosi's hold on the speakership is in true jeopardy; that losing control of the Senate is not out of the question; and that time, once the Democrats' best friend, is now their mortal enemy. Since January, when Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat, the President's party has tried to downplay in public what its pollsters have been saying in private: that Obama's alienation of independents...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama threatened by Tea Party--White House frets about coming Republican majority

    07/12/2010 6:28:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies · 8+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 12, 2010 | Editorial
    Reality won a rare victory against the White House on Sunday when President Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, admitted that the November 2010 congressional elections will be a tough time for Democrats. "There's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control," he said. "There's no doubt about that." The sea change in the public mood has come about because the ruling party's policies are deeply unpopular. Democrats and willing media outlets are promoting the idea that an "anti-incumbent" mood has seized the public, but this is not true. Incumbents aren't the problem; Americans...
  • Liberal Paranoia About Christian Conservatives

    02/25/2010 3:28:32 PM PST · by lancer256 · 7 replies · 329+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 02/25/10 | david limbaugh
    The left's paranoia about the intersection of Christianity and the public square continues unabated. It's amazing how much they fear something that represents such a little threat to them. In his column in the British newspaper The Guardian, Northeastern University associate journalism professor Dan Kennedy rails against Republicans' "intolerance" of secularism and accuses them of representing a threat to the First Amendment. In their penchant for projection, leftists accuse conservatives and Republicans of intolerance, when in fact, their own intolerance dominates the issues of freedom of speech and religion. Liberals accuse conservatives of being theocrats, when they are the ones...
  • The Tea Party Panic (Panic on the Left, maybe)

    02/19/2010 7:41:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 486+ views
    The Claremont McKenna College Forum ^ | February 19, 2010 | Charlie Sprague
    The “Tea Party Nation” held its first national convention on February 4. The enthusiasm surrounding and national media coverage of this event testified to the ever-increasing national strength of the Tea Party movement. This momentum should make the Republican Party very afraid. Similar to the Birther movement, this related manifestation of right-wing extremism represents a political fire that could seriously burn the GOP. First of all, any movement that brings Sarah Palin back into the spotlight is bad for the Republicans. Although her speech to the Tea Party national convention has generated very different reactions, it is undeniable that the...
  • The Tea Party frightens me (ZOGBY, Arab American Institute) BARF!

    02/14/2010 3:50:08 PM PST · by maggief · 59 replies · 1,281+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | February 14, 2010 | JAMES J ZOGBY
    EXCERPT Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave the keynote address. While some media pundits dismiss her, poking fun at her lack of knowledge and verbal gaffes, I believe she must be taken seriously. She is a dangerous populist, who delights her following with crude appeals to patriotism, anger at Washington, resentment at all things "foreign" and her penchant for ridiculing, as "out of touch elites," a wide array of opponents. She may not know history or geography, but to her enthralled base she speaks the truth. Palin has touched the exposed nerve of anger and alienation of some elements...
  • The Rattled State of Democrats

    02/13/2010 7:48:31 PM PST · by Phlap · 15 replies · 1,019+ views
    NY Times ^ | 02/13/2010 | CARL HULSE
    It was a telling glimpse into the state of mind of rattled Senate Democrats. Worried that they were going to be skewered for pushing a jobs bill that was stuffed with business tax breaks and pork, Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, pulled the plug Thursday on a rare bipartisan proposal, gambling both with the party’s best chance of posting a needed legislative win as well as with President Obama’s new push for cross-party cooperation.
  • Why Is NOW So Afraid of a Pro-Life, Pro-Family Ad?

    02/01/2010 4:41:53 PM PST · by rhema · 30 replies · 616+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 2/1/10 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    What is the National Organization for Women afraid of? Apparently a touching story about a courageous woman who chooses life in the face of adversity is just too much to take. And when her football star son decides to share that story on Super Bowl Sunday, well, that goes too far. It’s “divisive.” NOW and its affiliate organizations the Feminist Majority and Women’s Media Center are condemning the Super Bowl advertisement featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam, calling it an offensive “anti-choice” ad. Could you imagine anything more ironic? The organization that purports to embrace women and “choice” is...
  • Dems in Mass Panic

    01/11/2010 11:24:30 AM PST · by jazminerose · 71 replies · 2,956+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 1/11/10 | Joy Tiz
    Democrat angst is palpable in Massachusetts. Enthusiasm for Scott Brown is soaring just as the public becomes increasingly repulsed by democrat candidate for senate, Martha Coakley, described by Ann Coulter as “too immoral for Ted Kennedy’s seat.” The people of Massachusetts recall her heinous behavior keeping an innocent man in prison for eighteen years for her own political purposes. While generalized revulsion for all things democrat has taken hold, even in such liberal citadels as Massachusetts; Scott Brown is generating overwhelming enthusiasm. NRO’s Kathryn Lopez received an email describing the mood on the ground: “ Good morning! I am writing...
  • Panicked Healthcare Lobbyists Descend On Massachusetts To Save The 60th Democratic Vote For Reform

    01/09/2010 9:08:52 PM PST · by MikeNJ · 20 replies · 1,540+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | January 9, 2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    We've been following the special election in Massachusetts, where the GOP hopes to pull a surprise upset in the race to fill Ted Kennedy's seat. If they do pull it off, healthcare reform is instantly in trouble, as the Democrats drop below 60. But money is coming to the rescue of Democrat Martha Coakley -- healthcare industry lobbyist money, specifically. Tim Carney identifies several of her top fundraisers. Take a look at who they represent: * Thomas Boggs, Patton Boggs: Bristol-Myers Squibb * Chuck Brain, Capitol Hill Strategies: Amgen, BIO, Merck, PhRMA * Susan Brophy, Glover Park Group: Blue Cross,...
  • The Democrats’ worst fear: Terrorism on their watch

    01/01/2010 12:43:36 PM PST · by ricks_place · 50 replies · 2,096+ views
    POLITICO ^ | 1/1/10 | BEN SMITH & CAROL E. LEE
    From the time he launched his campaign for president three years ago, Barack Obama had to consider how he would react to the first serious act of terrorism during the campaign, or if he won, on his watch. His fellow Democrats had been thinking about the moment even longer - since the September day in 2001 when attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon defined George W. Bush’s presidency and gave Republicans a decisive advantage on a defining political issue. And yet the White House’s response to last week’s attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit...
  • Democrats' worst nightmare: Terrorism on their watch

    01/01/2010 2:54:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies · 2,198+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/1/10 | BEN SMITH & CAROL E. LEE
    From the time he launched his campaign for president three years ago, Barack Obama had to consider how he would react to the first serious act of terrorism during the campaign, or if he won, on his watch. His fellow Democrats had been thinking about the moment even longer - since the September day in 2001 when attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon defined George W. Bush’s presidency and gave Republicans a decisive advantage on a defining political issue.
  • Panicked Nelson backtracks on Medicare bribe

    01/01/2010 2:16:32 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 40 replies · 2,421+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 1, 2010 | Bill Dupray
    Hmmm. He must have seen the polls. If this isn't a full retreat, I have never seen one. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action, POLITICO has learned. According to a copy of a memo sent by McMaster’s chief of staff to other GOP state attorneys general detailing the call, Nelson asked McMaster to “call off the dogs,” a reference...
  • Mitchell Hails Success of 'Obama Doctrine,' Palin's Wallace-Like Appeal 'Does Frighten Me'

    12/27/2009 4:38:19 PM PST · by raybbr · 80 replies · 3,205+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 12-27-2009 | Brent Baker
    As the lone journalist on Sunday's Meet the Press roundtable (with Newt Gingrich, Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick), NBC's Andrea Mitchell insisted the “Obama Doctrine” has “borne fruit,” but “it is not perceived yet” -- though the President has already “united the world behind the United States.” Citing all those who “camped out” for the Sarah Palin book signings, Mitchell denigrated her appeal as evidence of how “they are so hungry for a symbol for anyone who can give them answers” it shows “there's an anger out there” she hasn't seen since George Wallace in 1968. And that, she maintained,...
  • Democrats running scared for 2010 elections

    12/19/2009 8:41:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 78 replies · 2,649+ views
    Examiner.Com ^ | December 19 2009 | Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
    It’s hard to believe that just 11 short months ago, the Republican Party was all but declared a non-entity for the next 50 years in American politics. Now it seems by all poll indications, the Republicans are back and they may make the 1994 off-year elections look tame compared to what may be in store in 2010. The early scent of a future landslide defeat usually begins with the party’s own starting to withdraw as candidates. Early reports show Reps. Dennis Moore of Kansas, John Tanner and Bart Gordon of Tennessee, Brian Baird of Washington and Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii...