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  • Bruce Ray Riggs; Florida 5th district

    04/20/2012 7:53:40 PM PDT · by know-the-law · 5 replies
    dirtyunclesam ^ | bruce ray riggs
    The powers of government were never given the jurisdiction to do the things they are doing today. Many laws, taxes, restrictions and government powers come from this post-constructional (89 years later) jurisdiction. Abortion, Roe V. Wade, prayer in school, gun control are all fruits of the tree of this unlawful and unconstitutional jurisdiction. I will demonstrate, with facts and freely available documents, how this unconstitutional jurisdiction came to be and how to fix it. - Bruce Ray Riggs
  • Chris Reilly with a slight lead over Scott Perry in the Republican race to replace Todd Platts

    04/18/2012 5:30:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Penn Live ^ | April 13, 2012 | David Wenner
    York County Commissioner Chris Reilly has a slight lead over state Rep. Scott Perry in the Republican race to replace Todd Platts representing the 4th U.S. Congressional District, according to a poll commissioned by The York Dispatch newspaper. However, the poll of 400 registered voters found that 57 percent of the voters are still undecided. There are seven Republicans in the race for the seat, which covers the West Shore of Cumberland County, part of Harrisburg and all of York and Adams counties. In the poll, Reilly was favored by 17.8 percent of voters while Perry was favored by 12.6...
  • Mark Meadows for Congress in NC-11

    04/17/2012 4:39:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | April 17, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Earlier this year, Heath Schuler decided that masquerading as a conservative Democrat in the era of Obama and Pelosi had become too cumbersome, and summarily announced his retirement. This western North Carolina district has become even more Republican after redistricting, providing us with an easy pickup opportunity. This is the sort of seat that we can easily fill with a conservative without having to battle an incumbent Republican. Our choice is Mark Meadows. A strong comprehensive conservative, Mark was described to us by someone who knows this race as “tea party inside the Republican Party years before the tea party...
  • On Politics: Elections officials vote to allow fake Dems on recall ballots

    04/17/2012 9:04:05 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 22 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:16 am | MARY SPICUZZA
    The state elections board voted Tuesday morning to allow six Republicans to run as Democrats in upcoming recall elections against Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Republican senators. The Government Accountability Board said that the six candidates could not be blocked from running under Wisconsin law. The vote followed a board staff recommendation in a memo Monday that elections officials did not have the legal authority to keep the six fake Democrats, or "protest candidates," from the ballot. The Republican Party of Wisconsin recruited six candidates — Gladys Huber, Isaac Weix, Gary Ellerman, Tamra Lyn Varebrook, James...
  • Tea party rallies faithful to get involved with 2012 election

    04/16/2012 11:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The West Central Tribune ^ | April 17, 2012 | Carolyn Lange
    WILLMAR — Starting with an opening prayer that called President Obama the “liar in chief,” the fourth annual Kandiyohi County tea party rally Monday night in Willmar featured a lengthy line-up of fire-brand speakers that encouraged participants to get involved with the 2012 election to oust Obama and Minnesota Democrats. If that happens there will be “happy days again in Minnesota and it’ll be because of tea parties like this,” said Tom Emmer, the GOP candidate who was defeated by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2010. Emmer said if he was now the Governor in the Republican-controlled House and Senate, Minnesota...
  • Women for Walker

    04/15/2012 9:31:56 AM PDT · by bigbob · 2 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/2012 | FB
    Just a Facebook page started to give conservative women an opportunity to express their support for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
  • Palin's Privilege

    04/14/2012 4:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was on the Today show last week, and she did very well. It was an enjoyable show, and she handled the occasional barbs against her with class. But don't mention that in mixed company (liberals and conservatives), or anywhere online. Palin's appearance on Today was met with an avalanche of criticism from the left. Websites like Democratic Underground and Huffington Post stewed in their hatred for Gov. Palin. Lefty mocker Jon Stewart ridiculed her. Former Today host Bryant Gumbel even said he was "embarrassed by Palin's appearance on the show," and he complained that she...
  • Congressman Fred Upton says he's not a career politician; Jack Hoogendyk gets endorsements

    04/14/2012 3:17:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | April 10, 2012 | Fritz Klug
    Upton was on The Rocker Morning Show on WRKR-FM 107.7 today, and amid jesting with the hosts, talked about what's coming up in Washington D.C. for him and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which he chairs. At the end of the interview, co-host Mike McKelly told Upton, “I don’t consider you a career politician.” Upton responded, "I'm not." Upton, 58, served his first year in Congress in 1987 and has been in office for 25 years. Before that, he worked on the staff for U.S. Rep. David Stockman from 1976 to 1980 and was in the Office of...
  • Palin Responds To Fox News Chief Saying She Had ‘No Chance’ Of Becoming President

    04/13/2012 6:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 13, 2012 | David Taintor
    Sarah Palin, in an interview with Breitbart News, responded to Fox News chief Roger Ailes’ remark that she “had no chance” of becoming president. Palin called the Fox executive’s comment “interesting.” She continued: I haven’t heard all of his remarks, but I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor. No doubt many people who are told they can’t do something will work that much harder, and they succeed. Maybe you guys should send him a copy of Steve Bannon’s The Undefeated. The theme of...
  • Palin: Rosen's comments have awoken a lot of mamma grizzlies

    04/13/2012 5:23:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 13, 2012 | Whitney Ksiazek
    Sarah Pain on Fox News Channel about Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Hilary Rosen's criticism about Ann Romney being a stay at home mother.: Look at what is going on today with Hilary Rosen. She, who has the ear of the president, who is advising the Democrat Party and making such disrespectful comments about a woman who has made a very honorable choice to stay home and do the toughest job, the most important job there is, and that's raising good kids. The comments Hilary made Thursday has awoken a lot of MAMMA grizzly women across the nation. I have...
  • Poll: Menendez challenger 9 points behind

    04/12/2012 7:20:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2012 | Josh Lederman
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)'s lead over his likely Republican opponent has narrowed to 9 points, a new poll showed. Menendez takes 44 percent to 35 for state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R) in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Eight in 10 New Jersey voters don't know enough about Kyrillos to form an opinion, but 35 percent have a favorable opinion. Menendez's approval, meanwhile, climbed from 42 percent in October to 45 in April — within the margin of error. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released in February had Menendez up 22 points on Kyrillos, but pollsters in the state have been anticipating...
  • Love Letter to Joe Biden (She's serious!)

    04/12/2012 5:17:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Boston University Quad ^ | April 12, 2012 | Annie White
    The Republican presidential primary is now stretching into its fourth month, and I am not ashamed to say that I have had about enough pandering and word-mincing to last me a lifetime. With the Rick Santorum adventure drawing its final rasping breaths and seven months of a national campaign looming, I sometimes wish I could close my eyes and open them to a world free of politics and politicians. So, as a little political therapy, if you will, I present Vice President Joe Biden. Whom I love. The idea of dropping Amtrak Joe from the re-election ticket in favor of...
  • GOP Acceptance Speech Appropriate More Today

    04/11/2012 11:02:43 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 2 replies
    The menacing tendency of the present day is not chargeable wholly to the unsettled and fevered conditions caused by the war. The manifest weakness in popular government lies in the temptation to appeal to grouped citizenship for political advantage. There is no greater peril. The Constitution contemplates no class and recognizes no group. It broadly includes all the people, with specific recognition for none, and the highest consecration we can make today is a committal of the Republican Party to that saving constitutionalism which contemplates all America as one people, and holds just government free from influence on the one...
  • Moran Challenger Allowed on Ballot, in Reversal

    04/10/2012 6:47:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 1 replies
    Mount Vernon Patch ^ | april 9, 2012 | rachel leonard
    The Virginia State Board of Elections announced Monday evening it would allow a Democratic primary challenger to U.S. Rep. Jim Moran on the ballot after initially disqualifying him.
  • Why Jewish Voters Might Like Mitt Romney: His Religion

    04/08/2012 9:51:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 7, 2012 | Michael Medved
    Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, so often described as an impediment to his political prospects, might work to his advantage with one crucial segment of the electorate: Jewish voters. The very fact that his Mormonism makes him less popular among evangelical Christians almost certainly makes him more popular among American Jews. Academic analysis of the intersection of religion and politics suggests that Jews maintain a distinctly—and surprisingly—favorable view of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ When comparing these figures with the exit polls from major primaries, Romney fares much better among Republican Jews than he does among any...
  • Tennessee GOP poised to leave Democrats powerless in Legislature

    04/08/2012 7:18:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/8/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Passage of the qualifying deadline for legislative candidates last week leaves Republicans well-positioned to achieving their goal of making Democrats politically irrelevant in the 108th General Assembly that convenes next year. In part, that's because 11 incumbent Democrats — seven representatives and four senators — are voluntarily not seeking re-election. At least four more incumbent Democrats — three representatives and one senator — are certain to be ousted later because of Republican-controlled redistricting leaves incumbents running against one another in the same district. In part, the GOP advantage also rests with money. Financial disclosures filed earlier this year...
  • Newsweek/Daily Beast Poll Finds Majorities of Americans Think Country Divided by Race

    04/07/2012 1:54:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 7, 2012 | Douglas Schoen, Democratic Pollster
    A new Newsweek/Daily Beast Poll finds that America is facing a deepening level of racial division and polarization. Majorities of both whites (72%) and blacks (89%) believe the country is divided by race, the Poll finds. But twice as many blacks (40%) as whites (20%) say it is very divided. And just 19 percent of whites say that racism is a big problem in America, vs. 60 percent of blacks. Meanwhile, the killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin has further polarized America along racial lines, the Newsweek/Daily Beast Poll finds. In the survey, whites are divided over whether they think...
  • Sen. Dick Durbin Sets Racial Profiling Hearing

    04/05/2012 2:50:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 5, 2012 | Humberto Sanchez
    As the nation focuses on the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced today that he will hold a hearing on racial profiling in America. A Durbin spokesman said that the hearing “has been in the works for a number of weeks prior to” Martin’s death, but he expects the case to be discussed during the hearing, which is scheduled for April 17. Durbin chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. “I think it is certainly expected that it will come up,” the spokesman said, adding that the...
  • Heather Wilson Has GOP Confident in New Mexico

    04/05/2012 12:56:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 5, 2012 | Kyle Trygstad
    New Mexico insiders from both parties describe Wilson, an Air Force Academy graduate, as a tough and disciplined campaigner, a strong fundraiser and someone whose broad support, including among Hispanics, is in the mold of former Sen. Pete Domenici (R). There’s also no better wingman in the state than Gov. Susana Martinez, a likely surrogate whom Wilson has known for about 20 years. “I think New Mexico is always going to be a swing state on races like this,” said Jay McCleskey, a GOP media strategist in the state and former regional political director at the Republican National Committee. “But...
  • Sen. Lugar’s GOP foe slams energy group affiliations

    04/05/2012 10:17:51 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 5, 2012 | Ben Geman
    Richard Mourdock, who is Sen. Richard Lugar’s (R-Ind.) Tea Party-backed GOP primary foe, is calling on the incumbent to renounce his affiliation with two groups that support legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions. Mourdock, the state treasurer, wants Lugar to resign from his advisory positions with the Alliance to Save Energy and the Brookings Institution’s Energy Security Initiative. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Alliance to Save Energy, which advocates for energy efficiency, backed legislation the House approved in 2009 that included a cap-and-trade system and several green energy and efficiency provisions. The group also supported Senate efforts to pass climate legislation that collapsed...