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  • Negotiating with Terrorists Junkies Progressives

    05/20/2012 4:00:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 20, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I forced myself to watch Bill Maher this Friday as I was trying to chart out this column. Thankfully I hadn’t just eaten. It was sickening to listen as cerebral dwarves Maher and some not-so-bright jackass from the fascist rag The Nation talked about how Republicans and the Tea Party are evil and the cause of all our economic problems while Rhodes Scholar and former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J. sat there smirking like a broken Muppet. The world in which progressives live makes the world J.K. Rowling created for Harry Potter seem normal. And it wasn’t just the economy...
  • Pelosi: Her Catholic Faith 'Compels' Her to Support Same-Sex Marriage

    05/10/2012 12:43:03 PM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 43 replies ^ | May 10, 2012 | Christopher Goins ( – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that her Catholic faith "compels" her to "be against discrimination of any kind" and thus for same-sex marriage. A reporter asked Pelosi: “Many of the people that are opposed to gay marriage cite their religion as the reason why they're opposed. You're a Catholic that supports gay marriage. Do you believe that religion and the idea that you can support gay marriage can be separated? And how do you grapple with the idea that you support gay marriage as a Catholic?”
  • Cher doesn’t want to breathe the same air as Romney ~ tea bagger masters’

    05/08/2012 10:48:43 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 46 replies ^ | Twitchy Staff
    If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters
  • Occupy Protester Throws Brick Off Roof, Hits One Of His Own

    05/03/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 97 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | MAY 2, 2012 | DANIEL NOE
    I really feel sorry for these idiots. They have absolutely no idea what they are doing, and they pose a danger to the well-being of this country. The police need to keep a tight leash on these trouble-makers before another person gets hurt.
  • Gun Control Wont Solve America's Problems

    04/26/2012 11:17:14 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-26-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obama’s Jimmy Fallon Embarrassment

    04/25/2012 10:44:03 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Obama jumps the shark with student loan jam President Obama's 'celebrity status' reached perplexing new levels last night on comedian Jimmy Fallon's comedy show last night. After watching this sketch, I think it's fair to say that he has 'jumped the shark.' Last night on the Jimmy Fallon show, Obama "slow jammed" with Jimmy Fallon and his band about his plan to freeze interest rates for student loans, criticizing filibustering Republicans for blocking his plan. Warning that the interest rates for student loans will 'double,' Obama warned that "some hard working students would be paying about $1000 extra just to...
  • Liberal idiot (Michael Savage interviews, possibly, the dumbest liberal in the U.S.)

    04/22/2012 6:18:04 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies ^ | 6/16/2010 | youngbono18
    dumbest liberal in the world In this youtube video, Michael Savage talks to, possibly, the most stupid liberal in the country. And that's saying a lot.
  • Facebook Photo Sinks Man Who Stole Police Gas

    04/19/2012 12:19:53 PM PDT · by Only Sane Man · 8 replies
    A Kentucky man is facing a misdemeanor rap after he siphoned gasoline from a police car, a theft that came to the attention of cops after the perp posted a Facebook photo memorializing the crime. As seen in the above photo (click to enlarge), as Michael Baker, 20, was swiping the gas last month from a Jenkins Police Department squad car, he made sure to flip the bird as his girlfriend snapped a picture.
  • Michigan $1 Million Lotto Winner Arrested for Failing to Report Winnings, Employment

    04/17/2012 8:02:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/17/2012 | SUSANNA KIM
    Amanda Clayton, who admitted to receiving public food assistance after winning $1 million in the state lotto, was arrested Monday evening in Michigan on two felony counts of welfare fraud. Clayton, of Lincoln Park, Mich., failed to report her winnings and employment while receiving $5,475 in food and medical assistance, the state Attorney General said. "It's simply common sense that million dollar lottery winners forfeit their right to public assistance," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement. "We will continue to work with local, state and federal authorities to uphold state laws intended to ensure wise stewardship of...
  • 'Fidel Castro is Macho!' Squeals A Smitten Bill Maher

    04/17/2012 5:18:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | April 17, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    As his audience clapped and squealed like seals last week a smirking Bill Maher gushed that: “Castro is a Bad*ss because we (the U.S.) have been trying to kill him for 60 years!” His trained seals howled and clapped --not at the (alleged) assassination attempts, obviously-- but at their failure against the mass-murderer who had craved to nuke them. Their wisecracking host smirked-- not at the (alleged) assassination attempts, obviously—but at his apparent crush on the mass-murderer whose “constitution” mandates two years in prison for any of his subjects overheard wisecracking about him.Welcome to yet another week of Alice in...
  • Excess McCain campaign cash goes to charity - Donations not put toward 2012 race, $9 million

    04/12/2012 4:52:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    The dormant 2008 presidential apparatus of John McCain this year transferred nearly $9 million in old donations to an educational charity run by three major political supporters that bears the Arizona senator’s name, filings showed Tuesday. The big-money move stands in contrast to President George W. Bush, who found himself in a nearly identical financial position but gave the millions instead to the Republican National Committee. Party committees are a typical destination for excess political cash, and the money would have dramatically bolstered the RNC’s position as the chief financial resource of the party’s presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney.
  • Reid:Overturning Obamacare Puts Admin In "Better Position For Election" [OK, Let's End It]

    03/28/2012 11:22:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/27/12 | Harry Reid, Old Woman from Nevada
    SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID: The question is, 'Do I think it will damage the Democrats if the law is overturned?' You know, you folks read stuff more than I do. There's a significant school of thought that the administration is -- puts them in a better position for the election if it's turned down. Now, I think it will be upheld but I don't know but you can read all that stuff as well as I can. Again, I think you're speculating, I don't know.
  • Washington Post’s Lisa Miller Is An Idiot. Part 2.

    03/23/2012 4:47:40 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Red State ^ | 3/22/2012 | Streiff
    Earlier this month I posted on the attack by Lisa Miller, the Washington Post’s egregiously stupid religion correspondent, on Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney because they had large families. Miller found large families to be vaguely threatening to her self esteem and indicative of a “smug fecundity” and not valuing women for anything other than their ability to reproduce. Today Miller doubles down and accuses Rick Santorum of being a “cafeteria Catholic.” For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a cafeteria Catholic applies to Catholics who dissent from Church dogmas. These are the “smells and bells” Catholics who have...
  • Santorum Calls Limbaugh Comments 'Absurd'

    03/02/2012 12:37:54 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 212 replies
    CNN Political Unit ^ | March 2nd, 2012 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum labeled Rush Limbaugh "absurd" over disparaging remarks from the radio talk show host directed at a law student who testified before a House panel in support of access to contraceptives. "He's being absurd, but that's you know, an entertainer can be absurd," Santorum told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday. "He's in a very different business than I am."
  • Santorum: That “snob” comment probably wasn’t the “smartest” thing I’ve ever said

    03/02/2012 4:35:29 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 02, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Rick Santorum today attempted to take back comments in which he said Barack Obama is a “snob” because he wants to see as many Americans as possible go to college. Speaking on CNN, Santorum said when he called Obama a snob, he was speaking more in terms of Obama’s larger policy agenda. “I was giving a long riff about the president mandating things on people,” Santorum said Friday. “I was talking about the government and president mandating healthcare and, you know, what kind of loans we’re going to get.” Santorum’s comment came in response to President Obama saying that every...
  • Underfunded Santorum campaign hopes to pick off Gingrich supporters one way or another

    Short on money and staff, Rick Santorum needs help to remain a viable threat to front-runner Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. One strategist hopes it will come from another rival, Newt Gingrich. Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum's future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race. The former House speaker is showing no signs of bowing out, certainly not before next week's Super Tuesday voting. "If we could ever make this where we have all the conservatives and tea party supporters behind us as one candidate against Mitt Romney, we'll win the nomination," Brabender said...
  • Santorum campaign hoping for help from Gingrich

    03/01/2012 1:35:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 1+ views
    St. Louis Today ^ | March 1, 2012 | AP
    Short on money and staff, Rick Santorum needs help to remain a viable threat to front-runner Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. One strategist hopes it will come from another rival, Newt Gingrich. Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum's future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race. The former House speaker is showing no signs of bowing out, certainly not before next week's Super Tuesday voting.
  • Santorum's College Lesson

    02/29/2012 4:47:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 29. 2012 | Andrew Cline
    Rick Santorum is stretching his criticism of President Obama's advocacy of universal college attendance into a broader attack on college itself. Santorum has three college degrees, which provides a good indication of how seriously one should take his assault on what he is labeling as Obama's elitism. As with so many of Santorum's statements, this criticism contains a grain of perception smothered in reactionary dogma. [BIG SNIP] In a nation in which almost everyone aspires to upward mobility, how is this a winning political argument? Sure, colleges are hothouses of liberalism. They have been for generations. And yet Americans of...
  • Santorum is right; college is overrated

    02/29/2012 6:40:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 02/27/2012 | By Eric Ingemunson
    I was curious to see what would happen to Rick Santorum after being subjected to the harsh glare of the media spotlight, now that he's the Republican flavor of the week. It speaks highly of him that one of the worst things you can say about him is about a comment he made about college attendance. On MSNBC Monday night, Ed Shultz expressed shock that Santorum would say that President Obama is a snob for insisting that everyone goes to college. The progressive media framed his comment like this: "President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to...
  • Santorum talked himself out of the nomination

    02/29/2012 7:28:17 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 97 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 29, 2012 | Don Surber
    It’s crunch time. I am not going to sugarcoat the news for conservatives. Hate me all you want, but Republicans have just about picked their nominee. Forget these headlines such as Paul Belaga’s “Romney Wins Michigan and Arizona, but Political Tourette’s Is Costing Him” or CNN‘s “Romney survives Michigan as all eyes turn to Super Tuesday” or the New York Daily News‘s “Mitt Romney avoids Michigan disaster, but has ‘blood on him’ heading into Super Tuesday: experts.” God does not roll dice with the universe, and neither does the Republican Party. I am looking at the plurality wins in Arizona...
  • S. Fla. man accused of threatening to kill Obama

    02/29/2012 2:18:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Local 10 ^ | 2/28/2012
    A South Florida man has been arrested, accused of posting threats on Facebook that he would kill President Barack Obama during his University of Miami visit. In court documents, a U.S. Secret Service agent wrote that Coral Gables police alerted the agency to information that Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr., 20, of Miami, had posted threats on Facebook.
  • PRUDEN: The ignorance of Rick Santorum

    02/28/2012 8:14:16 PM PST · by Mariner · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2012 | Wesley Pruden
    There’s a tiny priest living in Rick Santorum’s trim, toned body, struggling to get out. The rogue priest escaped Sunday and said foolish things. The candidate most admired for plain speech made it plain and clear that he doesn’t believe in the wall between church and state and doesn’t think much of John F. Kennedy for saying he did. “I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute,” he told ABC News. “The idea that church can have no influence or involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives...
  • Santorum on Obama Pushing College for All Americans: "What a Snob"

    02/25/2012 1:45:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | February 25, 2012 | Erica Johnson
    Well said, Santorum -- well said. At a campaign stop in Michigan on Saturday morning: Santorum On Obama 'What A Snob' "Not all folks are gifted in the same way. Some people have incredible gifts with their hands... and want to work out there making things. President Obama once said, he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. There are good decent men and women, who go out everyday to put their skills to test that aren't taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them. Oh, I understand why he wants you to go...
  • Rick Santorum: JFK’s 1960 Speech Made Me Want to Throw Up (Church is allowed to influence the state)

    02/26/2012 11:51:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/26/2012 | George Stephanopoulos
    GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said today that watching John F. Kennedy’s speech to the Baptist ministers in Houston in 1960 made him want to “throw up.” “To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes you throw up. What kind of country do we live that says only people of non-faith can come into the public square and make their case?” Santorum said. “That makes me throw up and it should make every American who is seen from the president, someone who is now trying to tell people of faith that...
  • Maher pledges $1 million to Obama support group

    02/24/2012 3:11:00 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 24, 2012 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faux news host Stephen Colbert isn't the only comedian with a super PAC connection. Political satirist Bill Maher got into the act Thursday night, pledging $1 million to a political committee supporting President Barack Obama.
  • Karen Santorum: Husband's surge 'is God's will'

    02/24/2012 5:57:11 AM PST · by Mangia E Statti Zitto · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/23/2012 | Stephen Dinan
    The wife of presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that his rise in the polls is due to God working in mysterious ways. "I personally think this is God's will. I think He has us on a path, and I do think there's a lot more happening than what we're seeing," Karen Santorum told Glenn Beck as she and her husband sat for an interview on his Web-based show, GBTV. "Personally I mean I think Rick's a great guy, and he's really smart and everything. But I think a lot more is happening than what we can actually see."
  • Santorum lied. Spector said he did not promise to back Bush's Supreme Court picks for endorsement.

    02/23/2012 9:00:30 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 141 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 23, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    According to today's video interview between CNN's John King and Arlen Spector at the link below, Rick Santorum lied about Arlen Spector's promise to support George Bush's Supreme Court nominees in exchange for Santorum's endorsement, during the nationally televised debate on CNN Wednesday. This is damaging video evidence of Santorum's lie about this important reason given by Santorum for supporting the liberal Arlen Spector over the conservative Patrick Tomey is at the following link. During the debate, Romney claimed that if Tomey was elected as the GOP Senator from Pennsylvania instead of Spector, Obamacare would not have passed by...
  • Santorum: Obama wants to 'indoctrinate' students by boosting college enrollment

    02/23/2012 7:51:26 PM PST · by writer33 · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 02/23/12 | Rebecca Kaplan, Matthew Shelley
    DALLAS, Texas - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that President Obama wants more young adults to go to college so they can undergo "indoctrination" to a secular world view. In an hour-long interview with conservative television host Glenn Beck, Santorum also defended his record on abortion and his vote in favor of President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind education law. On the president's efforts to boost college attendance, Santorum said, "I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely ... The indoctrination that is going on at...
  • America Is Healthy!

    02/21/2012 7:42:33 PM PST · by Carthego delenda est · 6 replies
    "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: it's patriotism, it's morality, and it's spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from whithin."--- Joseph Stalin
  • Santorum says Obama agenda not "based on Bible"

    02/18/2012 4:23:55 PM PST · by Mariner · 144 replies
    Reuters ^ | Samuel P. Jacobs
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum challenged President Barack Obama's Christian beliefs on Saturday, saying White House policies were motivated by a "different theology." A devout Roman Catholic who has risen to the top of Republican polls in recent days, Santorum said the Obama administration had failed to prevent gas prices rising and was using "political science" in the debate about climate change. Obama's agenda is "not about you. It's not about your quality of life. It's not about your jobs. It's about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different...
  • An Open Letter to Rick Santorum (Vanity)

    02/18/2012 7:27:44 AM PST · by no dems · 172 replies
    February 18, 2012 | no dems
    An Open Letter to Rick Santorum: Dear Senator: As a strong, common-sense Conservative, I have a favor to ask of you. Could you please consider not answering, off the cuff, every question thrown at you? Would you please engage your brain before putting your mouth in gear? I’m beginning to see now, how, as an incumbent, you lost your Senate seat by 18 pecentage points to the brain-dead Bob Casey. Women vote Senator; and, they vote in large numbers. Now, please consider this common-sense observation from a Conservative male: Women have been in combat for years now. Women have used...
  • Pastor's daughter dies from injuries suffered in accidental church shooting

    02/18/2012 1:45:45 PM PST · by exhaustguy · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 18, 2012 | Jennifer Moore
    A pastor's daughter who was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center after she was accidentally shot in the head at church has passed away, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Read more:
  • Pastor's daughter dies from injuries suffered in accidental church shooting

    02/18/2012 1:45:30 PM PST · by exhaustguy · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 18, 2012 | Jennifer Moore
    A pastor's daughter who was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center after she was accidentally shot in the head at church has passed away, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Read more:
  • Why higher gas taxes are the right medicine for Maryland (BARF)

    02/18/2012 1:44:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post (BARF) ^ | February 17, 2012 | Douglas M. Duncan
    For years, we’ve been hearing from experts across the political spectrum about the need to invest more in our failing transportation infrastructure in Maryland. The D.C. region is at the top of the list of the most-congested cities in America, and Baltimore is not far behind. Almost half of Maryland’s roads and bridges are in poor or mediocre condition, and 55 percent of our urban highways are heavily congested. Maryland’s construction industry and its thousands of workers have been decimated by years of severe cuts in transportation investment. Despite what is clearly a growing need, Maryland’s transportation program is a...
  • Rick Santorum Wants to Fight ‘The Dangers Of Contraception’

    02/16/2012 1:23:19 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Time ^ | 02/14/2012 | By Michael Scherer
    Candidates often say things when polling in the single digits that come back to haunt them when they start leading the polls. Last October, Rick Santorum gave an interview with an Evangelical blog called Caffeinated Thoughts, in which he said contraception is “not okay,” and that this would be a public policy issue he would tackle as President. In particular, he said he would “get rid of any idea that you have to have abortion coverage or contraceptive coverage” as a government policy.
  • Why Is Newt’s Biggest Donor So Opposed to Santorum? (Santorum's views on gambling)

    02/16/2012 7:51:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 16, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    ....Asked about the legalization of online gambling, Santorum responds: "I’m someone who takes the opinion that gaming is not something that is beneficial, particularly having that access on the Internet. Just as we’ve seen from a lot of other things that are vices on the Internet, they end to grow exponentially as a result of that. It’s one thing to come to Las Vegas and do gaming and participate in the shows and that kind of thing as entertainment, it’s another thing to sit in your home and have access to that it. I think it would be dangerous to...
  • Santorum's provocative language could be obstacle

    02/15/2012 6:55:30 PM PST · by Mariner · 118 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 15th, 2012 | Ros Krasny
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Republican candidate Rick Santorum has won support from American conservatives for his views on social issues but a habit of hyperbole may lead to stumbles in his White House bid. In Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, Santorum compared contraception to deodorant and soap when making a point about why he believes birth control should not be covered by health insurers. "Let's mandate that every insurance policy covers toothpaste. Deodorant. That might be a good idea, right? Have everyone cover deodorant, right? Soap. I mean, where do you stop?" Santorum also fell back on a well-worn Republican criticism that...
  • Obama: I Want An Economy "Where We're Making Stuff And Selling Stuff And Moving It Around"

    01/27/2012 6:34:14 AM PST · by teenyelliott · 79 replies
    Real Cclear Politics ^ | 1/26/12 | The Boy Genius
    "On Tuesday at the State of the Union, I laid out my vision for how we move forward," President Obama said at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada. "I laid out a blueprint for an economy that's built to last, that has a firm foundation. Where we're making stuff and selling stuff and moving it around and UPS drivers are dropping things off everywhere.""That's the economy we want. An economy built on American manufacturing, with more good jobs and more products made here in the United States of America," he also said. Video at source...
  • Girl, who only eats Chicken McNuggets since age TWO rushed to hospital after collapsing

    01/26/2012 9:34:56 AM PST · by Signalman · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/2012 | Julian Gavaghan
    A teenage girl who has eaten almost nothing else apart from chicken nuggets for 15 years has been warned by doctors that the junk food is killing her. Stacey Irvine, 17, has been hooked on the treats since her mother bought her some at a McDonald’s restaurant when she was two. In a small portion of fries there are 230 calories, 11g of fat, 29g of carbohydrates, 3g protein and 160mg sodium. If Miss Irvine were to eat three portions of each in a day she would eat a third more fat and almost double the amount of salt than...
  • State of the Union? 1,000 Days without a Budget

    01/24/2012 7:24:47 PM PST · by Ron C. · 3 replies
    Michelle Malkin's blog ^ | 1/24/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    As we prepare to watch President Obama lambaste Republicans for obstructionism in his State of the Union address tonight, remember: Today marks 1000 days since the Senate last passed a full budget. Pass it on:
  • A Naughty Newt, A Bitter Ex and Misplaced Rage

    01/22/2012 5:56:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | January 22, 2012 | Doug Giles
    As a Christian, I will neither defend nor excuse Newt’s past adultery. That said, after watching his ex-wife Marianne go off on him on ABC, as a man, I now get why he supposedly wanted an “open marriage.” Holy crikey. That chick is scary! Hell hath no fury like a furry woman. That’s one angry, gangrenous ex-Gingrich chica right there, folks. Let’s see … what do we have here? Lonely and bitter? Table for one? Now, before I get my inbox stuffed with hate mail labeling me insensitive, calling Newt a cad, and painting Marianne as a damsel in distress,...
  • Author Eric Metaxas: Gingrich, Perry Should Drop Out–Now [Santorum spoke next at breakfast]

    01/15/2012 10:19:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2012 | Kristina Peterson
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry should drop out of the race before South Carolina’s Saturday primary, prominent conservative author Eric Metaxas said at a Sunday prayer breakfast. Mr. Metaxas said he was optimistic some of the candidates competing for the state’s conservative voters would take themselves out of contention to allow South Carolinians to coalesce around an alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “It’s more likely that some of these wonderful men that are running will hear God’s voice and get out of the race before Saturday for the good of this country,”...
  • Romney compares Bain's operation to Obama's bailout of auto industry

    01/14/2012 7:10:29 PM PST · by TBBT · 21 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 1/14/2012 | ADAM BEAM
    SUMTER, S.C -- SUMTER, S.C.- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said his record at Bain Capital which included buying and later closing down a photo album plant in Gaffney is the same as President Barack Obama's record in bailing out the auto industry. "What the president has done overseeing GM and Chrysler has been reminiscent of what people in the private equity industry do. To try and save the business, you have to cut back to a core that matches the revenue of the business," Romney said Saturday in an interview with The State's editorial board. "And so, the president...
  • DNC Chair Says Giffords Shooting Tea Party’s Fault

    01/12/2012 5:12:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 35 replies
    Investor;s Business Daily ^ | January 12, 2012 | IBD staff
    Politics: The DNC's chairwoman, a champion of Occupy Wall Street, once again associates the tragedy in Tucson with an end to civil discourse caused by the grass-roots Tea Party movement. Has she no shame? There she goes again. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla, head of the Democratic National Committee and the "Debbie Downer" of American politics, has repeated the canard that somehow the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., a year ago at a Tucson event is somehow linked to hatred spawned by the Tea Party. "We need to make sure that we tone things down, particularly in light of...
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Iowa finish could knock Perry out of SC debate

    01/03/2012 7:39:50 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/03/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, appears doomed to a fifth-place finish in Iowa. Unless he drops out, that would make South Carolina his last stand against Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney. The problem is that he might not receive an invitation to an upcoming South Carolina debate (given the debate criteria). Candidates can qualify to participate in the CNN/Southern Republican Leadership Conference debate January 19th (two days before the South Carolina primary) in one of four ways. First and second, they can place in the top four in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Third and fourth, they can qualify by averaging seven...
  • Biden to helm China policy (What could go wrong?)

    01/03/2012 5:03:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/02/12 | BYRON TAU
    Biden to helm China policyBy BYRON TAU | 1/2/12 10:22 AM EST The Atlantic's Steve Clemons reports that Vice President Joe Biden will take the lead in formulating the Obama administration's China policy: While the Departments of State and Treasury have held important functional roles in conducting the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue meetings, raising the bilateral status of US-China relations with ongoing meetings between two senior US Executive Branch officials with two of China's most senior leaders, Vice Premier Li Keqiang and State Councillor Dai Bingguo, there has been a general sense that neither Timothy Geithner nor Hillary Clinton...
  • Ex-Sen. Specter’s new career is comedy (Snarlin' Arlen?)

    12/28/2011 2:37:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/11 | Joshua Altman
    Ex-Sen. Specter’s new career is comedyBy Joshua Altman - 12/28/11 12:11 PM ET Former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) found an open mic and performed Tuesday at a Philadelphia comedy club to tell “some of the inside stories” of Washington. Specter spun tales of former President Clinton and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), and just the mention of former presidential candidate Herman Cain elicited some of the biggest laughs of the act. “I should have started with Herman Cain, he gets a helluva laugh just by being identified,” Specter said with a shrug. Comedy is not just a hobby Specter...
  • "North Korea" Could it split into two seperate parts ?!

    12/19/2011 8:05:27 PM PST · by Jedediah · 57 replies
    Is North Korea about to split into two parts not necessarily of the same size ! Could there be a big regime change be a regime change ! will the puppet master please stand up !
  • Perry: ‘The Obama experiment failed’

    12/18/2011 2:16:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Globe-Gazette ^ | December 17, 2011 | John Skipper
    MASON CITY — Calling the Obama presidency “an experiment that failed,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry pledged Saturday night to bring government spending under control and reduce the role of the federal government in people’s lives. “Are you better off today than you were $4 trillion ago?” he asked a crowd of about 100 at a town hall meeting at The Music Man Square. He said most of the problems the country faces stem from out-of-control government spending, too many taxes and too much regulation of business. Perry said American jobs are not going overseas because of cheap labor abroad, as...