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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...
  • Obama tries to win voters who ignored him in primaries (Pennsylvania)

    06/23/2012 10:26:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Erie Times-News ^ | June 24, 2012 | John Guerriero
    When Erie County Democrats cast ballots in the Pennsylvania primary, 17 percent either didn't vote for President Barack Obama or wrote in someone else's name. In Crawford County, 23 percent of Democrats at the polls declined to vote for the president. And the website www.PoliticsPA.com recently reported that in 27 of the state's 67 counties, primarily in central and southwestern Pennsylvania, more than 30 percent of the Democratic voters failed to vote for Obama on April 24. Does that translate into a battleground-state problem for Obama against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the Nov. 6 election? Bill Cole, Erie...
  • Romney Stirs Up Challenge on Unions’ Own Turf

    06/22/2012 8:41:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Cutting Edge News ^ | June 22, 2012 | Sean Lengell, The Washington Times
    Mitt Romney has pushed the 2012 electoral battleground into union-friendly territory — putting organized labor on the defensive in states it typically has little trouble holding. A recent demoralizing election loss in Wisconsin and simmering disappointment with President Obama poses further challenges for labor to rally its troops this election season. Among the 10 or so swing states where the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is battling President Obama, about half are populous, union-heavy states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, where in most polls Mr. Obama holds precarious single-digits poll leads. Mr. Romney is performing particularly strongly in Ohio...
  • Forkless Friday at Obama event (Secret Service confiscates forks at Latino event!)

    06/22/2012 2:43:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 22, 2012 | Josh Gerstein and Reid J. Epstein
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. --Does a fork or dinner knife pose an unacceptable danger to President Barack Obama? One wouldn’t think so, given the hundreds of lunches and dinners he’s attended ranging from state dinners to political fundraisers to run-of-the-mill stops on the rubber-chicken circuit. However, at one such lunch Friday afternoon, guests heard an unusual announcement that they needed to hand over their silverware for security reasons. “It’s very important that you use your utensils as soon as possible,” National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials board member Raquel Regalado told about 1000 delegates at the group’s annual...
  • Attack the ignorant voters! (Democrats already making excuses for Obama November loss)

    06/21/2012 11:33:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's The Insiders ^ | June 20, 2012 | Ed Rogers
    There seems to be a newly developing genre in 2012 of laying preemptive blame on Republicans. Preemptive to what, you ask?? Preemptive to President Obama's loss in November. Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein, Ezra Klein and now Carter Eskew, Frank Rich and today Dana Milbank, are just a few who have signed on. They are laying the groundwork for an Obama defeat that will require no finding of fault on Obama's part. They are already placing the blame on Republicans and their dishonesty, brutal campaign tactics, abandonment of principles, obstinance and just plain gratuitous opposition for opposition's sake as the...
  • Biden: Romney out of touch with 'ordinary' people

    06/21/2012 5:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Deseret News / The Associated Press ^ | June 20 2012 | Michael Kunzelman
    NEW ORLEANS — Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering of black journalists Wednesday that Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney's economic platform shows he is out of touch with the nation's middle-class. Biden alleged that Romney and his allies want to grow the nation's economy "from the top down" by deregulating Wall Street and cutting taxes for the wealthy. He called Romney "an honorable man" with a "beautiful family" but claimed the former venture capitalist doesn't understand what's happening to "ordinary Americans." "These guys didn't come from my neighborhood. I mean it," Biden said during his speech...
  • Beyond the Beltway - Reading the Tea Leaves of Another Tea Party Election

    06/21/2012 1:32:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 21, 2012 | David Malcolm
    In 2000 and 2004, before the advent of the Tea Party, George W. Bush won Nevada, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and the White House. In 2008, Barack Obama did the same. This year, Mr. Obama is unlikely to repeat this accomplishment. According to recent polling, these states, save Indiana, are up for grabs. According to RealClearPolitics, Mitt Romney is up Florida and North Carolina, within the margin of error in Virginia and Colorado, within striking distance in Nevada, and Indiana “leans GOP.” More problematic for President Obama, Romney has turned Michigan into a swing state, where in...
  • Who Would Kaisich Choose--If Romney picks his "most comfortable" Portman for VEEP

    06/21/2012 6:10:26 AM PDT · by Amish · 12 replies
    If Romney selects Portman for VEEP (a fellow technocrat and middle of the roader) who do you Ohioans think would governor Kasich choose to replace him in the Senate?
  • Americans Say They're Better Off Since Obama Took Office in Poll (Anyone believe that?!)

    06/20/2012 2:30:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle / Bloomberg News ^ | June 20, 2012 | David J. Lynch
    A plurality of Americans now say they are better off than they were when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, providing a surprising lift to Obama's re- election campaign despite troublesome economic news. Forty-five percent of those surveyed in a Bloomberg National Poll say they are better off than at the beginning of 2009 compared with 36 percent who say they are worse off. In March, poll respondents split almost evenly on that question after having been decidedly negative since the aftermath of the worst recession in seven decades. "I'm just tired of the doom and gloom," says Jim Seeley, 52,...
  • Bloomberg Poll: Obama 53 - Romney 40

    06/20/2012 1:36:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 20. 2012 | Guy Benson, political editor
    We might as well pack it in, guys. A new Bloomberg poll says Obama's up by thirteen points: Obama leads Romney 53 percent to 40 percent among likely voters, even as the public gives him low marks on handling the economy and the deficit, and six in 10 say the nation is headed down the wrong track, according to the poll conducted June 15- 18. The survey shows Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, has yet to repair the damage done to his image during the Republican primary. Thirty-nine percent of Americans view him favorably, about the same as when he...
  • Katherine Jenerette Endorses Andre Bauer in 7th Congressional Race (South Carolina)

    06/20/2012 4:57:10 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    South Carolina Now ^ | June 20, 2012| | Julie Roy
    On Monday, Katherine Jenerette, a US Army Paratrooper and Afghanistan War Veteran and a former candidate for the new 7th District Congressional Seat, announced that she has endorsed former Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer for the run-off election to be held next week, Tuesday, June 26. Jenerette said: “I would like to congratulate both Tom Rice and Andre Bauer for their close finish in last week’s primary election. After much thought, prayer and discussion I have decided to fully endorse the candidacy of Andre Bauer to be the next United States Congressman for the Seventh Congressional District of South Carolina.
  • Oklahoma GOP looks to turn congressional slate red in 2012

    06/20/2012 4:23:46 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | June 16, 2012 | Sean Murphy
    Thrown open last summer when U.S. Rep. Dan Boren announced plans to step down and not seek a fifth term, six Republicans are looking to flip the only Democrat-held seat in the state's congressional delegation from blue to red. “This really is the big prize for the Republican Party in Oklahoma this year,” said Oklahoma's Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell. “It will be the biggest race in Oklahoma this year, outside of the presidential race. This is a battleground congressional race.” The six Republicans are three-term state Rep. George Faught, 49, of Muskogee; business owner Markwayne Mullin, 34, of Westville;...
  • Key Issues For Young Voters In November Election

    06/19/2012 9:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KAMR-TV ^ | June 19, 2012 | Sarah Hurwitz
    Joy Garcia is just one of the young Panhandle voters that's worried about the future. Unemployment topped the list with young voters I spoke with, but that's not the only issue that came up. Marla Pacheco says, her issue is about human rights. "One thing that would have to be on my mind would be gay rights. You know if you take out the church, which is the whole reason why it is not legal, which the whole separation of church and state, then it should be legal." For Robert Gore, it's about city development. "Public transportation. If you don't...
  • The Mess and how Obama inherited it

    06/19/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT · by tankrlm · 26 replies
    The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
  • The Invisible Romney Vote Obama Should Fear

    06/18/2012 2:39:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 15, 2012 | Clark S. Judge
    Something strange is going on in the election campaign. Former president Bill Clinton seems to look for every opportunity to undermine the sitting president of his own party. His former political aides publish a memorandum saying the White House message strategy is failing. The morning reports have the press corps dismissing President Obama's supposedly major speech in Ohio Thursday as a windy nothing-burger. Everyone agrees that the president has had one bad day after another, beginning more or less with Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election, the first governor in American history to survive a recall effort....
  • Canaries in the Coal Mine ("Working Class" Whites determine elections)

    06/18/2012 12:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 17, 2012 | Professor Thomas B. Edsall
    Over the past few decades, working class whites – loosely defined as those without college degrees – have been a strikingly reliable indicator of the strength of the two main political parties. These voters are highly volatile and their shifting loyalties are a powerful factor in determining control of Congress and of the White House, according to recently re-analyzed exit poll data provided to the Times by Alan Abramowitz, a political scientist at Emory, and Sam Best, a political scientist at the University of Connecticut. Take a look at the fluctuating level of support white non-college voters gave to Democratic...
  • Talk show host Cristina endorses Obama

    06/17/2012 11:32:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Miami Herald's Naked Politics ^ | June 17, 2012 | Erika Bolstad
    Television talk show host Cristina Saralegui announced her endorsement of President Barack Obama, saying this weekend that there's too much at stake not to speak up when Hispanics could "very well decide the next election." It is the first-ever presidential endorsement for the popular Miami media figure, often called the "Hispanic Oprah" for her two-decade run on Univisión. Obama for America released a video in English and Spanish with a message from Saralegui to the Hispanic community. "President Obama, I was very fortunate to live the American dream and I know that only you will make it possible for millions...
  • Tea Party Senate Candidate: Obama ‘Rewarding Bad Behavior’ With Immigration Rules

    06/17/2012 7:41:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 17, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    There appears to be some debate in the Republican Party about just how to play President Obama’s new move on immigration. Some Republicans, including Mitt Romney, have knocked Obama’s motives but steered clear of the policy’s substance. Others, including Marco Rubio and Alberto Gonzales, are tentatively ">on board with the concept but have nonetheless criticized the political play it represents. Then there’s the third category of Republican, on display Saturday at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington D.C. and into which falls Indiana Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock. The tea party-backed candidate — who upset longtime GOP Sen....
  • Why the Youth Vote is Ours to Win

    06/17/2012 12:27:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Jedediah Bila's website ^ | June 13, 2012 | Jedediah Bila
    I recently found myself in a discussion about America’s youth with a small group of conservative activists. They were in unanimous agreement that conservatism and libertarianism will never be “cool,” that young people just don’t relate to the conservative or libertarian message, that no amount of outreach could be successful, and that we have to just face it–liberalism appeals to young people and eventually they’ll grow out of it and see the light. I couldn’t disagree more on every level. The good news? They’re wrong. As a former teacher, student adviser, dean, and private tutor, I have had the pleasure...
  • Sarah Palin mocks Obama on drug use, dogs

    06/16/2012 6:47:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 16, 2012 | Tim Mak
    LAS VEGAS – Sarah Palin ridiculed President Barack Obama at a conservative bloggers conference Friday for his “cocaine snorting” and eating dog as a child. “That cocaine snorting, and what he ate — Fido? Rufus?” the former Alaska governor said, alluding to Obama’s memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” in which he admits both to cocaine use and being served dog by his stepfather in Indonesia. “I think it’s funny that the cocktail circuit gives me a hard time for eating elk and moose. Anybody here have a pet moose? There’s a difference.” It was part of a 30-minute speech at...
  • Zell Miller endorses Collins in congressional race (Georgia alert)

    06/16/2012 4:54:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    The Athens Banner Herald ^ | June 12, 2012 | Blake Aued
    Former Gov. Zell Miller and House Speaker David Ralston are among 30 elected officials who have endorsed Doug Collins for Congress, the Collins campaign announced Monday. Miller, 80, has mostly stayed out of the political limelight since serving a partial term in the U.S. Senate that ended in 2004. The Young Harris native and Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, both live in the 9th District Collins is running to represent. State Rep. Doug McKillip, R-Athens, also endorsed Collins, a Gainesville Republican who served in the state legislature. Collins cosponsored McKillip’s bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Others who endorsed Collins include...
  • RNC chairman: If Obama wins, ‘we’re going to lose this country’

    06/16/2012 1:07:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus framed the presidential election as a moral "battle for the freedom in this country" in a fiery speech Friday to the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Priebus, not known as a bomb-thrower, said the country is facing a stark choice in November between President Obama and Mitt Romney. "It's time to end the Barack Obama presidency before this presidency ends our way of life," he said to loud cheers from the audience of religious right leaders and supporters. "We have to win this election, or we're going to lose this country,” Priebus said. “Collectivism will...
  • Jeb Bush endorses Adam Hasner in congressional District 22 (Florida)

    06/15/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | February 28, 2012 | George Bennett
    Republican Senate-turned-congressional hopeful Adam Hasner has landed the endorsement of former Gov. Jeb Bush. The Bush endorsement could come in handy if Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca or some other Republican gets a notion to challenge Hasner in the primary. Hasner, the Boca Raton resident who was state House majority leader before he was term-limited in 2010, is running in Palm Beach-Broward congressional District 22. The seat is now held by U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, who bolted to new District 18 when District 22 was redrawn with a Democratic tilt. West is also backing Hasner. Says Bush in a...
  • Obama's new desperate bombshell to 'recruit' the Latino - vote "amnesty" for illegals

    06/15/2012 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    Anything to get elected. The "new" immigration law by propagandist Obama a mere few months before the elections. Obama to order immunity for young illegal immigrants, Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2012
  • Democratic Pollster: Obama's Negative Tone And Messaging Is Going To Lose Him Michigan

    06/14/2012 7:46:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 14, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Michigan has become a clear swing state in the 2012 election, a new poll released Thursday by Michigan polling agency Foster McCollum White and Associates found. And a Democratic pollster warned that if President Barack Obama doesn't change his message and tone in the campaign, he will be in severe danger of losing the state — and the election — to Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The poll shows that Obama's lead in Michigan — much like in fellow Midwestern state Wisconsin — has all but evaporated. He has just more than a point lead in the state, a similar finding...
  • Dan Liljenquist: turnaround artist

    06/14/2012 5:59:26 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Park Record ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jay Hamburger
    Dan Liljenquist, a Republican challenging Sen. Orrin Hatch for the party's nomination in this year's Senate contest, wants to accomplish in Washington what he has done elsewhere in the private sector. A turnaround artist, Liljenquist said the federal government needs fixing. He said he wants to reform entitlement programs, cut spending and reduce the national debt. "I spent my career turning things around. We all know Washington is broken," he said. Liljenquist proposes federal welfare programs be put under the control of the states with the assistance of grant monies from Washington. Medicaid and food stamps are among the programs...
  • Congressman Fred Upton and Jack Hoogendyk to have second debate July 3 on WKZO

    06/14/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | June 11, 2012 | Fritz Klug
    Jack Hoogendyk and Fred Upton will have a second debate on July 3 on WKZO 590 AM. The live broadcast will begin at 3 p.m. and last for an hour, according to Upton.
  • 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...
  • Obama and Romney in statistical tie making Michigan a serious toss-up state

    06/14/2012 9:56:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Scribd / Foster McCollum White and Associates ^ | June 12, 2012 | Eric Foster – Chief Pollster
    Ficano scandals hurting President Obama and Democratic candidates for November. Mixed results for organized labor and business community on collective bargaining rights and the Emergency Manager Law. President Obama’s Michigan lead has deteriorated into a dead heat with Republican nominee Mitt Romney. President Obama leads former Governor Romney with a scant 1.41 point margin, 46.89% to 45.48%. Michigan was considered solidly Democrat, but based on the feedback from Michigan respondents, Michigan will likely be a very competitive state. Foster McCollum White & Associates, a Political and Governmental Affairs and Organizational Development consulting firm based in Troy Michigan and Baydoun Consulting,...
  • Obama's Stunning Loss Of African-American Support Has Extended To Nevada

    06/14/2012 9:09:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 13, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    A day after a poll in North Carolina showed a stunning loss of support for President Barack Obama among African-American voters, a new poll from the same firm finds the same thing is happening in Nevada. The survey, from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, gives Obama 69 percent of the African-American vote. Republican nominee Mitt Romney gets 28 percent. If these numbers are accurate, than this is astounding. In the North Carolina poll released Tuesday, Obama got 76 percent of the African-American vote, to Romney's 20 percent. Much like North Carolina, Obama garnered the vast majority of African-American support in Nevada...
  • Is Legalizing Weed Obama's Secret Weapon?

    06/13/2012 6:10:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 13, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve
    In 2004 George W. Bush's re-election campaign worked to put anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives up for vote in several swing states in order to turn out more hard-core conservatives to the polls. This year the question is whether marijuana legalization measures will turn out young voters for Obama. Bush's plan to use gay marriage bans -- in states that did not actually allow gay marriage -- as a turnout booster led to signs featuring icky public restroom symbols proliferated and liberal panic that the Christian right had taken over. The press obsessed over "values voters." One of Bush's aides, Ken...