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  • What Would President Romney Do? Romney’s promised to scrap Obamacare—and if he wins he can do it

    06/28/2012 8:44:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Slate ^ | June 28, 2012 | Matthew Yglesias
    The Supreme Court’s decision to let the core elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act stand kicks the fate of the Obama administration’s signature initiative where it properly belongs—into the domain of politics—where a Romney administration would still have ample opportunity to dismantle the main elements of the law. One thing President Romney probably couldn’t do, however, would be the politically expedient step of simply repealing the legally controversial and politically unpopular fine levied on people who decline to purchase health insurance. Both Romney (who embraced a mandate as governor of Massachusetts) and Obama (who opportunistically opposed a...
  • Frum: Repeal Is a Fantasy

    06/28/2012 5:43:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 28, 2012 | David Frum, Canadian Über RINO
    The Republican Plan B is to repeal Obamacare on Day 1 of a Romney presidency. Good luck with that. First, today's Supreme Court decision will make it a lot harder to elect Mitt Romney. President Obama has just been handed a fearsome election weapon. 2012 is no longer exclusively a referendum on the president's economic management. 2012 is now also a referendum on Mitt Romney's healthcare plans. The president can now plausibly say that a vote for the Republicans is a vote to raise prescription drug costs on senior citizens and to empower insurance companies to deny coverage to children...
  • Romney: 'If We Want to Get Rid of Obamacare, We're Going to Have to Replace President Obama'

    06/28/2012 5:10:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 28, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacted to the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision by saying that, "if we want to get rid of Obamacare, we're going to have to replace President Obama." "Let’s make clear that we understand what the Court did and did not do," Romney said today, speaking in Washington, D.C. "What the Court did today was say that Obamacare does not violate the Constitution. What they did not do was say that Obamacare is good law or that it's good policy." Romney added: "Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It's bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday. It’s...
  • Supreme Court Ruling: Rebirth of Tea Party

    06/28/2012 4:54:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | June 28, 2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Dear Patriots, I am heartbroken, but fired-up more than ever! If the Tea Party was dying, the Supreme Court upholding Obamacare is unquestionably the rebirth of the Tea Party. I briefly mourned the death of America as we know it. Upon stabilizing my emotions, I realized that as a Christian, I must trust God. I know some of you will want to slap me across the face for my optimism. Perhaps, the Supreme Court ruling is a blessing in disguise. Had Obamacare been ruled unconstitutional, Obama's reelection team which includes the mainstream media would have launched a shock-and-awe campaign ranting...
  • Not Mincing My Words (Win lunch with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz!)

    06/28/2012 5:25:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    E-Mail | June 28, 2012 | Donna Brazile, Vice Chair, DNC
    You know why I like the Democratic Party? I'll tell you: It's a big tent, and it always has been. It's a place for working people and the middle class. For women, veterans, and small business owners. And new Americans, too. Everyone belongs here. As we head into Saturday's important FEC fundraising deadline, you should be a part of it, too. Pitch in whatever you can, even as little as $3, to re-elect President Obama and help Democrats in tough local fights this year. Contribute to the Democratic Party today. Democrats represent a broad cross-section of Americans. It's our shared...
  • Democrats' Bad Bet Comes Due Tomorrow

    06/27/2012 10:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 27, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    Tomorrow, at around 10:30am EDT, the Democrat-left-media complex will launch the most aggressive and sustained attack on the institution of the Supreme Court in the history of our Republic. When the Court throws out at least some portion of ObamaCare tomorrow, President Obama and his partisans on the left and in the media will effectively declare war on the third co-equal branch of government and seek, in every possible way, to undermine the legitimacy of the Court. They have already tried to lay the groundwork for their attacks. Politico today even unearthed disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner to test-drive the...
  • Obama takes bus tour to connect with average Americans

    06/27/2012 8:00:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    President Barack Obama is ramping up a fresh phase of his re-election bid with a bus tour next week, focusing more on direct engagement with voters and less on ritzy fundraisers. Obama's two-day road trip through Pennsylvania and Ohio, two key battleground states in the November election, kicks off July 5, a campaign official said. It will be the president's first bus tour of the 2012 campaign. The bus trip also will coincide with the release of the monthly nationwide jobs report, a key economic indicator that could directly affect the president's re-election prospects...
  • Steve Israel to Dems: Avoid going to the National Convention

    06/26/2012 8:43:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Capitol Column ^ | June 26, 2012
    It’s an odd message to have coming from one of the Democratic Party’s top fundraisers: Democrats shouldn’t attend this year’s National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Speaking Tuesday, a top Democrat told a panel of reporters that he is advising Democrats to avoid this year’s convention. Instead, he is suggesting party members continue campaigning in their home districts in order to win re-election. “If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts,” said New York congressman Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The Democratic convention, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina,...
  • Jon Kyl warns Obama: ‘Impeachment is always a possibility’

    06/26/2012 8:19:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Capitol Column ^ | June 26, 2012
    Arizona Senator Jon Kyl stated his belief that “impeachment is always a possibility” regarding President Barack Obama’s recent immigration policy shift, during an appearance Tuesday on the Bill Bennett radio show. “If the president insists on continuing to ignore parts of the law that he doesn’t like, and simply not enforce that law, the primary remedy for that is political,” said Mr. Kyl. “And you have it two ways: one is oversight through the Congress to demonstrate what they’re doing wrong and there are some potential criminal charges there for dereliction of duty. Although, I haven’t looked that up yet....
  • Colorado: Doug Lamborn Survives Primary

    06/26/2012 7:02:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 26, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    After a late scare, Rep. Doug Lamborn won the Republican primary in the 5th district and should win re-election in the fall. Around 9:30 p.m. the Associated Press called the race for Lamborn, who had 69 percent to self-funding challenger Robert Blaha’s 39 percent with 87 percent of precincts reporting. Blaha’s early spending was enough to make some of Lamborn’s backers nervous and the Blaha team confident. There was little in the way of public polling, and Blaha’s spending raised eyebrows. Still, in the end, it was not enough. (Except for a brief period when a snafu with AP results...
  • Tinubu wins Democratic runoff; Rice beats Bauer for GOP spot (South Carolina runoff)

    06/26/2012 6:22:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    South Carolina Now ^ | June 26, 2012
    Preston Brittain has called Gloria Tinubu to concede the Democratic runoff for the 7th Congressional District. Meanwhile, in the Republican runoff, Tom Rice has won over Andre Bauer, who held the highest percentage 2 weeks ago in the primary, WBTW has projected. With 90 percent of the precincts reporting, Rice was ahead by a generous margin and WBTW called the race for Rice just before 9 pm. Rice held 15,121 votes or 56 percent while Bauer had 11,758 votes or 44 percent This sets up a Tinubu-Rice match-up in the November election.
  • Racist Tweets Threaten Whites, GOP Convention

    06/26/2012 6:20:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Western Center For Journalism ^ | June 26, 2012 | Christopher Agee
    Just days after nationwide reports of a Minnesota-based initiative known as the Unfair Campaign, which seeks to illustrate the percieved advantage of being born white, at least one group took to Twitter to double down on the white-bashing with a series of hate-filled, violent messages. The St. Petersburg/Tampa New Black Panthers Party put the GOP Convention, scheduled for later this year in that area, in its crosshairs, promising a “showdown” with Republicans. A further study of the group’s Twitter account provides a deeper glimpse into what these blatantly racist thugs feel is acceptable fodder for the social media site. Quoting...
  • A Question of Character (obama's)

    06/26/2012 8:20:18 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/26/12 | Andrew Klavan
    But of all the weird, creepy and false left-wing religious tenets the Obama administration has forced down this nation’s throat, none is as impossible to swallow as the myth of the president’s superior character. Listen, I’ll make no claims for Mitt Romney on this score. From a distance, he seems a decent person enough but I don’t know him and I’m willing to stipulate he’s no better than any other politician. But on the very surface of it, based on his own words and actions and what we know, President Obama clearly does not live up even to that exceedingly...
  • Randi Rhodes Interviews Cher, Who Fears Cuts Under 'Teapublican Party'

    06/26/2012 1:59:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 24, 2012 | Tim Graham
    It was not exactly a grand summit of the minds when Randi Rhodes welcomed Cher onto her radio show on Wednesday for almost 20 minutes. First Cher worried about food stamp cuts under President Romney: "If 46 million people have food stamps and Mitt Romney said that was the first thing he was gonna do, then what do those people do?" Rhodes snapped back: "Yeah exactly it’s a good question. What do they do? [Joking] They start eating each other. It is the zombie apocalypse, I am sure. I really am. " Cher added: "Well, look, I’ve been alive for...
  • Palin revives 'death panels' claim ahead of Supreme Court decision

    06/26/2012 1:32:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hill's Healthwatch ^ | June 25, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday revived her inflammatory accusation that President Obama's healthcare law creates "death panels." Palin used her Facebook page to capitalize on the publicity surrounding the Supreme Court's upcoming healthcare decision. She said she wanted to take the opportunity to stand by comments in a 2009 Facebook post that touched off a firestorm of controversy. "I stand by everything I wrote in that warning to my fellow Americans because what was true then is true now, and it will remain true as we hear what the Supreme Court has to say," Palin said in Monday's...
  • This election, being Obama is bad, but being the non-Obama won't help Romney

    06/25/2012 11:54:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 24, 2012 | John Kass
    President Barack Obama has had a terrible few weeks, and it could get worse. Especially if the Supreme Court accepts the ancient premise in that old, forgotten document called the Constitution that the federal leviathan cannot force Americans to purchase a thing, let alone health care. But I still believe that the guy from Chicago will win re-election in November, despite all the anguish around him, because the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, isn't exactly inspiring either. Romney is no conservative alternative, he's merely the un-Obama corporatist, eerily similar to the big-government Illinois Republicans who partnered with Democrats to spend the...
  • O is OK by Mike: ‘Doing good job’ (Mayor Bloomberg touts Mr. Obama's record)

    06/24/2012 11:16:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 25, 2012 | Gerry Shields
    Although he was recently overheard saying Mitt Romney would do a better job of running the country, Mayor Bloomberg gave President Obama good marks yesterday for his job in office. “It’s easy to say that the president should be doing more, but he’s got a lot of things to balance,” Bloomberg said on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “On balance, I think he’s doing a good job.” Pointing to a polarized Congress and troubles around the world, Bloomberg said Obama has gotten a bad rap. “I happen to think that Obama’s been a much better president than people give him credit...
  • Some of Obama dirty scandals

    06/24/2012 11:50:55 AM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    Solyndra scandal  ( http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-09-18/news/ct-met-kass-0918-20110918_1_solyndra-loan-guarantee-obama-fundraisers-obama-white-house ) DoJ [Nation of Islam's 'kill white babies' racist linked] NBPP, scandal  ( http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/247116/new-black-panther-party-case-update-e-mails-call-question-dojs-story-hans-von-spakovsk . http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/06/video-the-nice-young-man-eric-holder-left-off-the-hook/ ) DoJ Enabling voting fraud ( http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/3/scandal-at-justice-enabling-vote-fraud/ ) John Edwards sex scanda -- Obama knew.. In 2008. ( http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/05/08/edwards-donor-i-told-obama-campaign-about-affair ) Fast & Furious  ( http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/2012/06/24/how-president-obama-his-own-worst-enemy-fast-and-furious, http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/23/court-rulings-suggest-privilege-claim-over-furious-docs-would-fizzle/ ) Hani Nour Eldin - Entry for 'banned' terroristic Islamic in Gamaa Islamiya member who met in Washington with Obama admin. officials.  ( http://www.kptv.com/story/18857811/us-probes-visa-issued-to-egypt-terror-group-member )
  • Cash Rules at Romney Retreat While Condoleezza Rice Steals the Show

    06/23/2012 11:11:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    PARK CITY, Utah — If the majority of donors who attend this weekend’s gathering of hundreds of high dollar fundraisers go back home as fired up as Rodger Young, the Romney campaign will be in quite strong a financial position and the investment in time and effort for the event will be paid back many times over. “I am going to bundle every penny I can bundle,” said Young, a donor at this weekend’s mixer for Romney donors, GOP stars, and Republican leaders. Until this weekend, Young was merely a donor not a bundler, but that has now changed. “I...
  • Democrats Want Voters out of Immigration Debate

    06/23/2012 10:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 23, 2012 | Alexis Garcia
    President Barack Obama's recent decision to grant immunity to young undocumented Latinos proves that he does not want the public involved in the immigration debate. After failing to secure meaningful reform, the president took the extraordinary step in circumventing Congress and issued an executive order deferring deportation laws calling it the "right thing to do." Though only Congress has the authority under the Constitution to define citizenship, the president -- sensing political disaster in November -- usurped congressional power to enact his own agenda. While Latinos applaud this move, they should worry that the President's expansion of executive power sets...