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  • Democratic Rep: This Kaci Hickox dustup is just like the Terri Schiavo case

    10/30/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 30, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    This clip confirms the extent to which condescension on the left has replaced efforts to convince those skeptical of the medical community’s assessment of Ebola’s communicability of their error. In an appearance on CNN on Thursday, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) sought to assure the viewing audience that everyone (including, presumably, the Democratic governors of California, New Hampshire, and New York) is overreacting to the threat of Ebola. When probed by anchor Carol Costello as to why the president’s freshly appointed “Ebola Czar,” Ron Klain, has not come out publicly and assured the nation that there is no medical need to...
  • Calling All Married Women — VOTE ON TUESDAY! Not exactly the message Democrats will send out.

    10/30/2014 8:35:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 30, 2014 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Not only have women been a majority of the voters in recent elections (53% in 2012), they also kept President Obama in the Oval Office (55% of those women — nearly 30% of all voters — voted for President Obama in 2012). Obviously, women — specifically, unmarried women — decided the 2012 election. According to exit polls from 2012 conducted by Edison Research, Obama’s margin among unmarried women was 67 percent to Romney’s 31 percent, giving him more than 11 million more unmarried women’s votes than Romney’s total; Romney’s 53 percent of married women’s votes compared to Obama’s 46 percent...
  • Romney, Jeb 'Loom Larger Than The Rest'

    10/29/2014 9:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 Blog ^ | October 27, 2014 | David Catanese
    Former Republican Govs. Mitt Romney, right, and Jeb Bush are formidable presidential contenders, says Bill Weld.Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush would be the GOP's best option for winning back the White House in 2016. In an interview with U.S. News, Weld name-checked the pair as the potential candidates who "loom larger than the rest of the competition." “I like them both very much," Weld said in a response to a question about his presidential preference. "I'm not saying Scott Walker or Marco Rubio couldn't find a voice. But Romney and Bush seem bigger, loom...
  • What A GOP Senate Needs To Do."Go Around Obama". A Reversal Of The Past Six Years.

    10/29/2014 4:02:43 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 21 replies
    With the GOP in control of the Senate, Congress & Supreme Court, Obama will find himself in backed into a corner. Just like a cat cornering it's prey. If Obama refuses to read and make a decision on several urgent bills to help the economy, then the Senate/Congress will just have to vote on it alone and pass them. They actually need to institute a new legislation where as when a sitting President refuses to read/acknowledge a bill of utter most urgency, and decides to go GOLFING instead!, then Senate and Congress will pass the bill, "Going Around The Commander...
  • The NYT has had enough of you bumpkins deciding elections

    10/29/2014 3:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    At first glance, it’s tempting to think that Mark Leibovitch is calling various Republican candidates stupid in his New York Times article, The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections. It would be an easy and understandable mistake to make, given that the introduction focuses almost entirely on Joni Ernst, with a generous sprinkling of Sarah Palin and other, almost exclusively GOP figures throughout the piece. But a closer reading reveals that even though the author might be thinking the candidates are toothless, drooling hicks, he’s really casting stones at those of you stupid enough to fall for their homespun, down on...
  • Krauthammer: If GOP can’t win Senate, ‘the party ought to look for another country’

    10/29/2014 2:48:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 29, 2014 | Staff
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer projected a big win for the Republicans in November, giving them a 70 percent chance of winning the Senate.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “If the GOP can’t win back the Senate in a climate like this, maybe the party ought to look for another country,” he told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly Tuesday. Krauthammer explained why he thinks the climate is ripe for the win: "The reason is this is essentially a referendum on Obama. In 2010 it was a referendum on his ideology. The overreach with Obamacare, the stimulus, cap and trade, and now, six years in, it’s referendum...
  • Hillarynomics: Clinton Blames 'Shorthand' for Gaffe that Businesses Don't Create Jobs

    10/29/2014 4:35:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 49 replies
    Another day, another Hillary Clinton clean-up attempt. After emphatically declaring last week that businesses and corporations do not create jobs, Clinton, blaming her poor use of shorthand, claimed on Monday that she was actually referring to her stance against "tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash profits overseas." "I shorthanded this point the other day, so let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple of decades: Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in an America where workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and...
  • Wendy Davis surrogate: Greg Abbott just “rolls around” thinking he can get tort reform for himself..

    10/28/2014 2:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Tom Elia and Becket Adams, I feel like this campaign can’t end until Wendy herself delivers an impassioned plea from the Capitol steps: “For God’s sake, he can’t even walk.” Until then, though, she’s got more important points to make: When Stewart asked why Democrats can’t turn Texas blue, Davis blamed congressional redistricting. Saying, “It’s on its way, it really is on its way. And what we’ve suffered from here for quite a while is two decades of Republican led redistricting that have created very purely drawn Republican districts and a few very purely drawn Democratic ones. And so...
  • Sarah Palin hopes to run for office again some day

    10/28/2014 1:10:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ken Thomas
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, says she hopes to run for office again and is urging GOP leaders to have "more guts" as they pursue their agenda. Palin said in an interview with Fox Business Network on Tuesday that she is invigorated by her critics, who make her "want to work so hard for justice in this country." "The more they're pouring on the more I'm going to bug the crap out of them by being out there with a voice, with the message, hopefully running for office in the future, too," Palin said....
  • The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections

    10/28/2014 12:55:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | October 28, 2014 | Mark Leibovich
    Joni Ernst, the Iowa state senator and Iraq War veteran, was standing in a barn in a purple flannel shirt and an unzipped vest. Beside her, various swine burrowed in the hog lot; two small pigs spooned; there was copious squealing. When Ernst, who grew up on a farm castrating hogs, opened her mouth to speak, she drew the inevitable connection between her upbringing and her current role as a Republican candidate for the United States Senate. “When I get to Washington, I’ll know how to cut pork,” Ernst said, smiling. Title cards reinforced her credentials. (“Joni Ernst: Mother. Soldier....
  • Charlie Rangel: 'The Things We Believe in Are Spiritual Damn Things'

    10/27/2014 7:53:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Craig Millward
    Speaking at a breakfast sponsored by the Transport Workers Local 100 union in Harlem last week, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said that union organizing, raising the minimum wage, and unemployment compensation are "spiritual damn things” and he didn't know "where the hell" spiritual leaders were on shelter and homelessness. "The things we believe in are spiritual damn things. You can talk about the union organizing and raising the minimum wage and extensive unemployment compensation, but isn't that the same thing as talking about someone that's hungry, that's thirsty, that's naked, that's in prison. All of these things – I'm not...
  • Bad News for Republicans As Americans Have Confidence in Government To Deal with Ebola (Laff-riot!)

    10/27/2014 6:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    There is “overwhelming confidence in the federal government’s ability to prevent a nationwide epidemic,” according to a new CNN/ORC International Poll. “More than 7 in 10 Americans say the federal government can stop an Ebola epidemic, and 54% believe the federal government is doing a “good job” in addressing the disease.” Yes, the media hysteria has had an effect, as 8 in 10 believe that a new person will be diagnosed with Ebola in the coming weeks, however 53% think that healthcare workers and hospitals in their community are ready to treat an Ebola case. But, and here’s the bad...
  • New poll confirms: Mary Landrieu’s in serious trouble, y’all

    10/27/2014 3:54:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 27, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Sen. Mary Landrieu is flailing. She doesn’t own a home in Louisiana, but insists that her 7,300 square foot, $2.5 million house on Capitol Hill isn’t a “mansion.” She’s attacked her main Republican opponent for being soft on immigration, hoping that voters will pay no heed to her own voting record and rhetoric. She says she supports the Keystone pipeline and “fixes” to Obamacare (for which she cast the deciding vote and pledged to be “100 percent” accountable), but hasn’t been influential enough to persuade her own party’s leadership to allow votes on either issue. And Sean Trende’s deep data...
  • Yes, Texas Could Turn Blue: But demographics alone are not the answer

    10/27/2014 7:30:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 26, 2014 | John B. Judis
    “Do you really think Wendy Davis is going to win?” I asked Jenn Brown, the executive director of Battleground Texas. “I sure do,” she replied. Brown and her top staff may be the only people in Texas who think that Democrat Davis, who is running for governor, can defeat Republican Greg Abbott next week. But the larger question is whether Battleground Texas’s strategy of turning Texas Blue, which is currently married to Davis’s candidacy, can over the next two, four, or six years make Texas, which hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994, or voted for a Democratic...
  • Muslims increasingly moving away from GOP - Poll: Over half plan to vote for midterm Democrats

    10/26/2014 10:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | Meredith Somers
    Two-thirds of Muslim voters plan to visit the polls on Election Day, and more than half of them are Democratic Party supporters, according to a new survey. Of 1,500 Muslim registered voters surveyed, 69 percent plan to cast ballots in the Nov. 4 midterm elections and 16 percent do not plan to vote, according to the poll conducted Wednesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Fourteen percent declined to answer. Of the nearly 1,000 Muslim registered voters planning to vote, half said they support the Democratic Party, and 15 percent said they back the Republican Party. About one-quarter of...
  • Will GOP billionaire Sheldon Adelson bankroll Mike Huckabee in 2016?

    10/26/2014 9:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | October 23, 2014 | Luke Brinker
    The casino magnate and big Gingrich booster in 2012 may have his eyes on a new candidate in 2016. Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam spent an astonishing $98 million trying to elect conservative candidates during the 2012 election cycle. The Adelsons threw more than a fifth of that total at Winning our Future, a super PAC supporting GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. We all know how Gingrich’s primary campaign against Mitt Romney turned out, but the Adelsons’ contributions kept Gingrich’s campaign afloat far longer than the former House Speaker would otherwise have survived. With potential candidates...
  • Can Ferguson Swing the Election?

    10/26/2014 7:50:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 26, 2014 | Joshua DuBois
    Low African American voter turnout helped create Ferguson’s mostly white government. Black leaders nationwide are using that fact to get their constituents to the polls.For many African Americans, this is shaping up to be the Ferguson Election. Around the country, black voters are being mobilized to vote in the 2014 midterms with the argument that the death of Michael Brown resulted, in part, from lack of black civic participation. While the population of Ferguson is nearly 70 percent African American, only 6 percent cast a ballot in the last municipal elections. This led to a majority-black city where the mayor...
  • Video: Palin-bashing CNN anchor claimed Michelle Obama signed bill into law (Qualified for TV?)

    10/25/2014 1:58:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 25, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    A sillier moment than earlier this week for CNN’s Carol Costello, but perhaps just as revealing. In May, when new nutritional regulations on school lunches endorsed by Michelle Obama came under criticism for a number of reasons — including the fact that kids weren’t eating the meals any more — the CNN anchor led a sympathetic segment on the First Lady’s political efforts by claiming that “Mrs. Obama” had signed the bill into law (via James Nathaniel):(VIDEO-AT-LINK) That was Mrs. Obama back in 2010, when she signed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. Ahem. The US Constitution does not...
  • The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul

    10/25/2014 12:44:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Doyle McManus
    Rand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York last week with a clear message: I'm not an isolationist like my dad.. The senator's peppery father, the thoroughly libertarian former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, hardly ever saw a U.S. military intervention he liked. He said George W. Bush's war in Iraq was nuts, suggested that the United States could live with a nuclear Iran and thought stationing U.S. troops overseas was just an expensive way to invite trouble. On Thursday evening in a Manhattan ballroom, Sen. Paul, a probable...
  • If GOP Takes Senate, Climate Change Deniers Will Control Key Committees (That's a bad thing?)

    10/25/2014 12:07:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Republic Report ^ | October 25, 2014 | Lee Fang
    It wasn’t long ago that coal executives were openly discussing their dream of Republicans seizing the White House and making Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe — who believes climate change is a “hoax” concocted by greedy scientists — the head of the EPA. Now, they have a second chance. As dark money groups and SuperPACs backed by millions of dollars from the fossil fuel industry are propelling Republicans to a Senate majority, climate science-denying politicians are likely to seize control of key committee chairmanships, a coup for companies seeking to pollute the atmosphere with impunity. What’s more, Inhofe is slated to...
  • Democrats Join The Ferguson Lynch Mob Right As The Case Against Officer Wilson Collapses

    10/24/2014 3:44:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 24, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Everyone who hasn’t drunk the progressive Kool-Aid is aware that during elections Democrats resort to the race card to scare African Americans, for whose intelligence they have limitless contempt, into voting for them. If Republicans are elected, their propaganda claims, “black churches will burn” or the racial clock will be turned back to the era of segregation, an era that Democrats happen to have been directly responsible for. This year it’s the mythical threat white policeman allegedly pose to black youth, as Democrats and their media enablers encourage a “lynch mob” mentality — as Howard Kurtz put it recently —...
  • Gallup poll shows Tea Party supporters the most motivated to vote

    10/24/2014 1:39:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    They’re baaaa-aaack, as Carol Anne said in Poltergeist II. No, not the cheesy ghosts from the cemetery under their house, but the ghosts of the previous midterm election, and they’re about to haunt Democrats. Gallup’s survey from the end of last month shows that the most enthusiastic voters in this cycle are Tea Party supporters — and it’s not even close: Although the Tea Party has not been as visible in this year’s midterm elections as it was in 2010, Tea Party Republicans have given more thought to this year’s elections and are much more motivated to vote than are...
  • Who says Obamacare isn't major factor in midterms?

    10/24/2014 1:33:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 24, 2014 | Byron York
    Some Democrats and their advocates in the press believe Obamacare, a year into implementation, is no longer much of a factor in the midterm elections. But no one has told Republican candidates, who are still pounding away at the Affordable Care Act on the stump. And no one has told voters, especially those in states with closely contested Senate races, who regularly place it among the top issues of the campaign. In Arkansas, Republican challenger Tom Cotton is pulling ahead of incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor partly on the strength of a relentless focus on Obamacare. Cotton's newest ad attacks...
  • The truth about the midterms -- hands up, go vote! (Tea Party wave of 2010 never happened)

    10/24/2014 2:09:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | October 20, 2014 | Cornell Belcher
    As the story goes, in 2010 there was a dramatic political course correction. The electorate that just two years earlier had overwhelmingly voted for hope and change, sweeping Democrats into office, up and down the ballot, across the country, had buyers' remorse. America changed its mind after 2008 and broke hard for the tea party, building a wave that would devastate Democrats. At least that's the conventional lazy narrative about the 2010 midterm elections. That narrative draws a picture of a tea party wave that swept Republicans to victory on the back of a set of conservative policies in reaction...
  • Obama: Hey Georgia, do me a solid and elect Michelle Nunn

    10/23/2014 8:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2014 | Guy Benson
    After President Obama compounded his ‘every single one of my policies are on the ballot’ assertion by praising vulnerable Congressional Democrats as staunch water-carriers for his agenda, I joked that the only way he could assist Republican ad makers any further would be to call out each Democrat by name. And that’s precisely what he’s now done in Georgia, where Michelle Nunn has been impersonating Gumby to avoid being linked too closely with the unpopular president. Over to you, champ — via America Rising:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “If Michelle Nunn wins, that means that Democrats keep control of the Senate, and that means...
  • The real problem with Joni Ernst’s quote about guns and the government

    10/23/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | October 23, 2014 | Paul Waldman
    Regular readers will know that I’m a critic of the “My opponent said something objectionable and I’m outraged!” school of campaigning, not to mention the “Candidate said something objectionable!” school of campaign coverage. One of the most important rules in assessing “gaffes” or outsized statements is that if the moment was extemporaneous, out of character, instantly regretted, and not repeated, then we should give it a pass, because it probably reveals next to nothing about the person who said it. Having said that, there’s a new statement we learn about today from Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst that deserves some...
  • Joni Ernst and the Right To Revolutionary Violence

    10/23/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Washington Monthy's Political Animal Blog ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ed Kilgore
    The picture of IA GOP SEN nominee Joni Ernst that’s emerging from exposure of her pre-2014-general-election utterances is of a standard-brand Constitutional Conservative embracing all the strange and controversial tenets of that creed. There’s Agenda 21 madness. There’s Personhood advocacy. There are attacks on the entire New Deal/Great Society legacy—and perhaps even agricultural programs—as creating “dependency.” And now, inevitably, there’s the crown jewel of Con Con extremism: the belief that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to enable “patriots” to violently overthrow the government if in their opinion it’s overstepped its constitutional boundaries. Sam Levine of HuffPost has that...
  • Black disappointment with Obama threatens Democrats

    10/23/2014 1:53:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    McLatchyDC ^ | October 23, 2014 | David Lightman
    MIAMI — Black voters’ disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on Election Day to Democrats, who badly need a big African-American turnout to win Senate and gubernatorial races in key states. Instead, many African-Americans see an unemployment rate well above the national average, continuing problems with crime in many neighborhoods, and a president more interested in trying to help other voting blocs that didn’t give him such unwavering support. He talks about same-sex marriage in a nod to the gay and lesbian community. He discusses immigration and its benefits,...
  • Debbie Wasserman's "Republicans Have A Terrible Record".But They Are Not In Power !!.

    10/22/2014 7:03:38 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 14 replies
    We have seen her on Fox and Morning Joe. She often has to remind us of "The Terrible Republican Record". And we all react in the same manner. Huh? What?, Why didn't the hosts ask her to give an example of the harm the GOP has done to the nation despite the fact that Harry Reid wont allow any of their bills for a vote in the Senate? Terrible Record? You mean like in Texas, Florida and Wisconsin? Oh yah, what an economic mess Rick Scott, Scott Walker & Rick Perry have done for their states. Apparently according to Debbie...
  • Obama: Apathy, not Voter ID, keeps minorities from polls

    10/22/2014 12:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Controversial voter identification laws are not the primary reason minority voters are failing to cast their ballots, President Obama said in a radio interview airing Tuesday. "Most of these laws are not preventing the overwhelming majority of folks who don't vote from voting," Obama said during an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton. "Most people do have an ID. Most people do have a driver's license. Most people can get to the polls. It may not be as convenient, it may be a little more difficult." The Justice Department has challenged new voter identification laws in Texas and North Carolina. Those...
  • Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor: Desegregation an ‘Unwilling Invasion’

    10/21/2014 9:23:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 21, 2014 | Alana Goodman
    Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor argued that the federal government’s desegregation of Arkansas’s largest public school in 1957 was an “unwilling invasion” that took “a local problem out of the local authorities’ hands” and led to deep suspicions of democracy in the state, according to a copy of his college thesis obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Written in 1985, the 30-page paper—which also suggested that the state’s Democratic Party was hindering economic progress, and attributed policies such as welfare and the Equal Rights Amendment to “wild-eyed liberals”—could add to Pryor’s difficulties as he fights to protect his seat from...
  • Obamacare users pitched for voter registration

    10/21/2014 9:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Sharyl Attkisson has dug up another interesting story of government activity which is certainly questionable in nature. It appears that at least some of the people who signed up for Obamacare have been getting some unsolicited e-mail… and it has nothing to do with healthcare. Last spring, John* purchased health insurance through the Washington State healthcare exchange. He was surprised when, last month, he received an email from the exchange at the address he’d provided when he signed up. The email was entitled, “Voter Registration Information.” It read, in part: “ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you would like to...
  • Democratic turnout flyer: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson…’

    10/21/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy
    The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn. A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters: “If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.” Here’s a complete look: And...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama a 'Perfectionist,' Cruz Needs to 'Read a Little More'

    10/20/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” host Wolf Blitzer sat down with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to ask her if she could confirm a Saturday report from The New York Times that claimed President Barack Obama was “seething” at administration officials for their handling of the Ebola response. After replaying a clip of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) calling for greater presidential leadership on the Ebola response, Blitzer asked Jackson Lee if she had been in touch with the White House. “You probably saw that story in The New York Times on Saturday saying the president was, quote, ‘seething’ because...
  • Dems Attack Abbott on Interracial Marriage

    10/20/2014 5:13:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 20, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- With Wendy Davis trailing in the polls behind her Republican opponent Greg Abbott, her Democratic supporters have resorted to a desperate, eleventh-hour attack. However it is not the heavily-criticized wheelchair ad; this is a brand new attack, launched on Monday, the first day of early voting. This time, the Democrats' messaging brings with it an added element of race-baiting, twisting Abbott's words to insinuate that he is opposed to interracial marriages, ignoring the well-known fact that Abbott's wife Cecelia is Hispanic. The issue originated with a San Antonio Express-News article from Sunday, in which Austin Bureau Chief...
  • Churchgoer taken aback by political flier's lynching imagery (Pro-Hagan flyer)

    10/20/2014 4:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Futch
    Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote. The front of the flier blares: "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014." The words are superimposed over a grainy reproduction of a photograph of what appears to be a lynching. Someone tucked the flier under McNair's windshield wiper while her car was parked at her church, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road. "My daughter said, 'Mom, look in the background. They're lynching somebody.' It's the lynching of an African-American...
  • Joel Kotkin: Thunder on the Left

    10/20/2014 4:20:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joel Kotkin
    Much has been written about the right-ward shift of the Republican Party, but far less about a mounting left-wing movement among Democrats. While the media tends to dismiss the right-wingers of the GOP as “wingnuts,” it typically refrains from categorizing even the extreme left of the Democratic Party in a similar manner. President Barack Obama has accelerated this leftward trend in two ways. First, his administration, particularly in contrast to that of former President Bill Clinton, has laid the rhetorical basis for a move to the left by shifting the party agenda on social, environmental and economic policies. Clinton may...
  • Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist in Washington

    10/20/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 20, 2014 | David Corn
    Bilderbergers, the Iraq invasion, Alex Jones—the GOP senator has routinely flirted with America's paranoid fringe.This past summer, Rand Paul, the libertarian senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential wannabe, was the GOP's It Girl. The New York Times Magazine splashed his mug on the cover and asked, "Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived?" It noted that Paul possessed a "supple mind" and was a "preternaturally confident speaker." Washington Post political prognosticator Chris Cillizza pronounced Paul the "most interesting voice in the GOP right now," and Politico gave him the No. 1 spot on its list of the 50 "most...
  • Republican Populism—or Republican Destruction

    10/20/2014 5:27:23 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-19-2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Nothing much the Republicans have done explains why they are on the verge of taking back the Senate and making gains in the House. (Emphasis mine) Not since the summer of 1974 or October 1980 have we see a presidency in a total meltdown. Abroad, ISIS, Putin, and the bullying Chinese have revealed that the Obama administration is either clueless or has subordinated foreign policy decisions to rank politics — or both. At home we have Ebola. Meanwhile, the list of corrupt, incompetent or politically rogue federal agencies keeps growing — the VA, ICE, the NSA, the IRS, the Secret...
  • Proposal For Purple States.Blue Districts Need To Call In Votes First,Then Red.

    10/20/2014 5:11:46 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 20 replies
    This has to be one of the primary reasons Republicans lose in purple swing states by a very narrow margin. Take the latest Virginia Governor's race as an example, all looked well until the end, then a few blue districts reported at the last minute and we lost! Same with November 2012. We were winning in most crucial states right till the end, meanwhile still waiting for a few "Last Minute Deep Blue" districts to call in their votes. Is this going to happen again in those few close senate races in Georgia and North Carolina? It would seem like...
  • Midterm immigration ads may hurt GOP in 2016

    10/20/2014 4:50:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 20, 2014 | Noah Bierman
    A still from an ad by Tom Cotton, a Republican challenging Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas.One ad in the Kansas race for Senate depicts shadowy men climbing a barbed-wire fence as a narrator warns that “illegal immigration is threatening our communities and taking jobs away from Kansans who need them.” Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator running for Senate in New Hampshire, has run three border security ads, and cautioned that a “porous” border poses an Ebola threat. And in Texas, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor produced an ad showing a caravan of Middle Easterners waving flags and brandishing...
  • Obola: Visual Attacks on Obama Pick Up Right Where Kenya/Muslim Slurs Left Off

    10/20/2014 4:01:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Bag News ^ | October 19, 2014
    It’s hard to tell how much the far right, in its enduring hate for Obama, is seeing an opportunity in the Ebola hysteria, or the Ebola anxiety is feeding and re-igniting those racist and religious attacks on Obama from their heyday in ‘07-’10 when he was so unknown. Either way, Twitter and social media is serving as its own source of incubation and a visual breeding ground for rallying the replicants. Since the most effective treatment for noxious political memes is inoculation, it’s instructive to examine a few of these specimens to see what they consist of. This combo features...
  • Some in GOP 'Not Comfortable' with Ted Cruz on Campaign Trail

    10/19/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    While Sen. Ted Cruz may be a star among tea party faithful and other more socially conservative Republicans, he has been less active on the midterm campaign trail as some candidates fear he could polarize voters, The Hill reports. More welcomed in states with tight midterms contests have been Cruz's conservative brothers in the Senate, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who have been counted on to support election bids across the country, the Hill noted. “It’s almost exactly a year ago to the day when [Cruz] led to the government shutdown," Republican strategist Rich Galen told...
  • Bozell: If GOP Blows November Election, Its Anti-Conservative Strategy Will Be To Blame

    10/19/2014 4:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | October 19, 2014 | Brent Bozell, Fox News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)We are watching the wheels come off the most radical and dangerously incompetent administration in history. “I am not on the ballot this fall,” President Obama proclaims, “but make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” This statement should be the final nail in the coffin for the Democrats. The GOP should be poised to win a landslide of historic proportions. So why is there so much debate over whether they’ll win -- at all? The answer is crystal clear. The Republican Party needed only to choose any one of a number of national...
  • Democrats who run from Obama take a risk

    10/18/2014 9:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 15, 2014 | Donna Brazile
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Democratic candidates who run from President Obama in red states where he is unpopular are making a big mistake. Their holding Obama at arm's length deprives voters of a clear choice at the ballot box. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is a great candidate for the U.S. Senate and is running a solid campaign. But she made a mistake when she refused to answer the question from the Louisville Courier-Journal about which presidential candidate she voted for in 2012. Grimes should have said she voted for President Obama and then gone on to explain her policy differences with...
  • Huffington Post Attacks Rand Paul On Ebola, Other Lib Journos Join In, Gets It Horribly Wrong

    10/17/2014 8:19:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 17, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The Huffington Post ran an Associated Press story attacking Sen. Rand Paul under the headline, “Rand Paul Contradicts Experts, Says Ebola Is ‘Incredibly’ Contagious.” The story starts: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a group of college students Wednesday the deadly virus Ebola can spread from a person who has the disease to someone standing three feet away and said the White House should be honest about that. His comments directly conflict with statements from world health authorities who have dealt with Ebola outbreaks since 1976. (Emphasis added.) This, unfortunately for HuffPo and the AP, is not true....
  • Come 2016 ABC Debate.Will Donna Brazile Trash & Smear Every Impressive GOP Candidate Again?

    10/17/2014 6:46:31 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 19 replies
    So Mitt Romney Was The Weakest Link According To Donna Brazile in the 2016 ABC Debate? Even George Stephanopoulos was shocked! Now can you imagine six or seven of our prestige candidates on the next ABC Debate, and all of them put on a superb & impeccable performance, and afterwards the host asks Donna Brazile for her "Intelligent Assessment" of the candidates? Will she first start off by stating that Ted Cruz and Mike Pence were the "Weakest Links"? Will Donna say that Scott Walker and Alan West appeared to be "Rather Sophomoric & Naive"? The next time Donna Brazile...
  • Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Endorses Federal Personhood Bill For Fetuses

    10/16/2014 6:15:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 16, 2014 | Laura Bassett
    Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst said she would support a federal bill that gives legal personhood rights to fetuses from the moment of fertilization, effectively wiping out legal abortion in the United States. Ernst voted for a fetal personhood amendment in the Iowa State legislature in 2013, and she told the Sioux City Journal editorial board on Wednesday that she also would support a federal personhood measure if she were elected to the U.S. Senate. "I will continue to stand by that. I am a pro-life candidate, and this has been shaped by my religious beliefs through the years,"...
  • Michael Moore Ties Ebola to Republicans, Wall Street, and the NRA

    10/16/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 16, 2014 | Andrew Desiderio
    Filmmaker Michael Moore took to Twitter early Thursday morning to slam conservatives for what he believes is their role in exacerbating the Ebola outbreak. In a series of tweets, Moore took to blaming everyone from the NRA to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, congressional Republicans, to Wall Street bankers. Many have used Ebola to advance their respective political agendas, and Democrats have latched onto a claim by the head of the National Institute of Health that budget cuts to medical research have prevented the NIH from developing a vaccine for the deadly virus. On the other side, several have suggested the...
  • Congressional Democrats Fight The Idea Of An Ebola Travel Ban

    10/15/2014 9:46:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Congressional Democrats are siding with the Obama administration — and against a growing number of Americans — when it comes to a government mandated travel ban from Ebola hotspots in Africa. While 67 percent of Americans support the idea of a travel ban, many elected Democrats are decidedly against the idea. The Hill reports, “House Democrats are pushing back hard against proposals to institute a travel ban in the fight against the Ebola virus.” Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee told The Hill, “I don’t think we gain anything by spending our time talking about quarantines [of entire countries]. We...