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  • Did WH Push Contraception Mandate Implementation To Create Election Year Wedge Issue?

    02/16/2012 10:44:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Ology ^ | February 16, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Allow me to preface this deeply conspiratorial post by saying that, across the board, I do not believe in conspiracy theories. There are no conspiracy theories, only conspiracy facts. By definition, any plot to affect some outcome executed by a cabal of plotters must come to light by one of two ways – either the plot is successful and the theory become fact, or the plot fails and the theory becomes fact. Either way, there are no conspiracy theories. With all that having been said, allow me to irresponsibly advance one: Actually, I’m merely adding onto a dog pile started...
  • We cannot continue a replay of 2008 if we intend a different result.

    02/16/2012 10:26:20 AM PST · by VaConstitution · 2 replies
    Journal of Constitutional Rest from Virginia ^ | 02-15-2012 | Constitutional Reset
    When Romney's neo-con supporters make Romney win through voting fraud his neo-con supporters poison the well and make everyone lose.  The only way I can seen to wash the taint of criminal ambition out of the Republican Party in time to save the 2012 election is for a truly open transparent convention beginning with a proper invocation, followed by the the US Pledge of Allegiance, the Republican Creed and an every member oath/affirmation of there duty as it currently obligated by law.  The National Republican Party must formally man-up to their duty or lose. Many Republicans now look for a hero/ine to arise from the convention...
  • Romney Attempts to Convince Palin He's 'Conservative Enough'

    02/15/2012 11:42:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn, The Hill
    Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his conservative bona fides following doubts expressed by Sarah Palin. The former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate told Fox News Sunday that she is "not convinced" by Romney's conservative instincts, indicating he may not be conservative "enough" for her. "And I don't think that the majority of GOP and Independent voters are convinced, and that is why you don't see Romney get over that hump," she said. (VIDEO AT LINK) "I'm not quite sure what she'd be referring to," Romney responded Wednesday, also on Fox News. "I'm pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, I believe in the...
  • Democrat Councilman Jokes About His Felony Drug Conviction

    02/15/2012 6:56:37 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 1 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/15/2012 | Rusty
    Kevin McGrath, who currently sits on the Troy City Council, testified yesterday at the upstate New York voter fraud trial, that he was concerned about running for public office because of his history of substance abuse, and 'the fact that he is a convicted felon'. These days it seems, McGrath is far less concerned about public perception, at one point cracking a joke about his lack of drug-peddling business savvy - a comment that forced him to apologize to the judge. During his testimony, McGrath stated that he was not convicted of distributing 220 lbs. of pot, but rather, he...
  • Democrat Councilman Jokes About His Felony Drug Conviction

    02/15/2012 6:56:11 PM PST · by rustyweiss74
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/15/2012 | Rusty
    Kevin McGrath, who currently sits on the Troy City Council, testified yesterday at the upstate New York voter fraud trial, that he was concerned about running for public office because of his history of substance abuse, and 'the fact that he is a convicted felon'. These days it seems, McGrath is far less concerned about public perception, at one point cracking a joke about his lack of drug-peddling business savvy - a comment that forced him to apologize to the judge. During his testimony, McGrath stated that he was not convicted of distributing 220 lbs. of pot, but rather, he...
  • Sarah Palin, could she be ...

    02/15/2012 6:39:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 202 replies · 1+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | February 15, 2012 | Mark Vogel
    If Sarah is flirting, I was seduced a long time ago! For everyone who doesn't want Romney, this is huge! It's only in the modern era that Presidential nominations have been locked up before most American voters even tuned in. So this year, for the nation, the Republican Primary is kind of a return to older times, when all Americans counted, not just the few power brokers. The race has been a very rich blue blood from New England ( where he would not carry one state in the general election ) and a group of three, Newt, Rick and...
  • Palin’s star may have faded, but her grass-roots influence persists

    02/15/2012 5:58:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2012 | Stephanie McCrummen
    It was a Sarah Palin crowd. At a conference of conservative activists last week, there were stacks of Sarah Palin books and Sarah Palin posters. A special screening of a film about Palin was planned. And after skipping the gathering for four years, Palin herself had agreed at last to give the keynote address. Having traveled from Buffalo, Jason Benner was there to see the one who made his heart soar. “Wayne LaPierre,” he said with gusto, referring to the head of the National Rifle Association. He named the rest of his top five speakers — Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney,...
  • Company That Received Billions From Stimulus Also Receives Annual State Tax Break of $2 Million

    02/14/2012 1:39:22 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 2 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/13/2012 | Rusty
    In November, Accuracy in Media released my report regarding a company known as CH2M Hill, an engineering firm that claimed nearly $2 billion in stimulus awards. Most of their work concentrated on one division - the CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) - which operated one of the world’s largest environmental cleanup projects—the Central Plateau on the Hanford Nuclear Site in Richland, Washington. New information shows that despite their claims, the Energy Department says the company actually received $1.38 billion from the stimulus, but had an additional $3.1 billion in annual budget appropriations. Furthermore, they are receiving $2 million in...
  • Dear Mitt Romney: Don't Change on Account of Sarah Palin (Laff riot!)

    02/14/2012 1:27:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 13, 2012 | Andrew Riggio
    Sarah Palin is weighing in on the GOP nomination race. She appears to have something to say about everyone and has little positive to say. It's almost embarrassing for the Republican Party to have her voice an opinion. Palin comes across less like an expert on campaigning and more like a washed-up booth babe trying to show she does have something useful to say. Of particular note are her recent jabs at Mitt Romney. She's calling him out for not being far enough to the political right. The former vice-presidential candidate might be suggesting Romney adopt a stance more like...
  • Sarah Palin is the Most Powerful Female Politician in the World

    02/13/2012 9:42:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | February 13, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    If one doubted Sarah Palin wields great power by virtue of her charisma and persona, that notion was laid to rest during her speech at the CPAC convention when she had the overflow audience on their feet numerous times. None of the presidential candidates, least of all front-runner Mitt Romney, got anywhere near that warm of reception. Newt Gingrich, who delivered a classic speech filled with ideas, came closest. But Gingrich has faltered somewhat in his presidential run. Romney still won the CPAC straw poll, likely because he filled the venue with enough of his supporters to pull off a...
  • CPAC’s Enthusiastic Crowd Polled for Romney and Cheered for Palin

    02/13/2012 7:42:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 13, 2012 | Michael Medved
    Mitt Romney may have won the straw poll but Sarah Palin won CPAC’s heart--electrifying the Conservative Political Action Conference with one of the most rousing and effective political speeches of recent years. Both winners managed to advance the cause of conservative unity and raised the prospects for a competitive and formidable Republican challenge to Barack Obama’s re-election. Romney’s win among conservative activists, especially combined with his simultaneous victory in the Maine caucuses completed on Saturday, will help to change the over-stated and misleading media narrative about Mitt’s supposed inability to connect with his party’s conservative base. After spending three days...
  • As Romney flags . . . Republicans roar for red meat

    02/12/2012 11:27:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Post ^ | February 12, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    Mitt Romney’s twin wins over the weekend in the Maine caucuses and the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual straw poll leave the GOP presidential-nomination race right where it’s been all along — in trouble and waiting for a Prince Charming. In Maine, Romney won with 39.2 percent of the vote, less than four points ahead of Ron Paul. The principal “not-Romneys” — Paul and Rick Santorum — took 53 percent of the roughly 5,600 nonbinding votes cast, about 2 percent of the state’s Republican electorate. Romney’s numbers were similar in the CPAC poll, in which he grabbed 38 percent of...
  • CPAC 2012: Sarah Palin, motivator-in-chief

    02/12/2012 4:23:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | February 12, 2012 | Melinda Henneberger
    Sarah Palin strode out on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington carrying a red leather briefcase — and off to work she went, firing off a year’s worth of sarcastic one-liners at “Professor Obama.” “He promised to transform America, and that’s one promise he’s kept; he transformed a shining city on a hill into a sinking ship.” “This government isn’t too big to fail; it’s too big to succeed.” “Hope and change? Yeah, you gotta hope things change.” “After a year or two [in ‘Obama’s Washington,’ lawmakers] decide it’s not really a cesspool. More like a hot...
  • Palin: Romney a 'great' candidate, not a convincing conservative

    02/12/2012 4:05:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2012
    Despite a hard-charging speech over the weekend that suggested dissatisfaction with the Republican presidential primary frontrunner, Sarah Palin said Sunday that Mitt Romney "is a great candidate." But the 2008 vice presidential candidate and Tea Party darling isn't yet convinced Romney is "instinctively" a constitutional conservative. "I am not convinced and I don't think that the majority of GOP and independent voters are convinced," Palin told "Fox News Sunday." "And that is why you don't see Romney get over the hump. He's still in the 30-percentile mark when it comes to approval and primary wins and caucus wins. He still...
  • [Lib.] D. Brazile: Over 60% of Republicans like Rick Santorum

    02/12/2012 8:33:18 AM PST · by Milagros · 14 replies
    Issues: * Santorum Vs Romney. * Birth control. * Nuclear Iran. -- [Lib.] D. Brazil: Over 60% of Republicans like Rick Santorum On ABC 'This Week' with George Stephanopoulos. The same Dianne Brazil who says she's "catholic" defended the Pres. Whereas George Will said: This is what liberalism [and progressives] looks like, to break the [religious] institutions. WashingtonPost's 'Anti War' journalist David Ignatius had to inject his opinions too trying to scare and insist on "negotiations..." Even though he knows that Syria is Islamic-fascist Iran's door to the Arab world, and he knows that Iran is a GENOCIDE threat. George...
  • Palin and CPAC crowd shout down Occupy hecklers

    02/11/2012 3:41:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | February 11, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Occupy hecklers tried to disrupt Sarah Palin's CPAC speech, in which she regularly turned President Obama's rhetoric against him, but the crowd shouted them down and Palin turned the moment into a example of how grassroots conservatives can beat Obama. "We aren't red Americans, we aren't blue Americans, we're red, white, and blue and President Obama we are through with you," Palin said in an appropriation of Obama's 2008 campaign lines. She called for "Change that we can believe in, change we need," she said, continuing that meme, explaining that "we can't wait -- our country hangs in the balance."...
  • Nominating Mitt Malaprop: Has GOP nomination wrapped up—but verbal miscues will haunt him in Nov.

    02/10/2012 9:43:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Week ^ | February 3, 2012 | Bob Shrum
    The Donald has spoken. He knows a done deal when he sees one. After Florida, Mitt is the Republican nominee. And the morning after, to the relief of Democrats and the distress of the conservative commentariat, he proved again that he is the gaffe machine that keeps on giving. First, the state of the race: Romney is ahead of Barack Obama's pace in 2008. It was Super Tuesday then, still a month from now, when I argued that the Democratic contest was all over except for the noise, the ritual combat, and the counting, given that party rules made it...
  • Gingrich talks about his “bold solutions” at CPAC 2012

    02/10/2012 8:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 10, 2012 | Ewa Kochanska
    Former Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich was the last one of the three GOP presidential candidates to address the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, February 10, 2012. The former Speaker of the House spent most of his 30 minute-speech attacking the “Washington establishment.” Incidentally, not many Congressional Republicans have been supportive of Gingrich’s candidacy, instead endorsing his main rival former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The Speaker made it clear on Friday that there’s nothing surprising about Washington’s resistance to a possible Gingrich presidency. “For the Republican establishment managing the decay is preferable to changing the trajectory, because...
  • Sarah Palin's tightrope walk for relevance (Did you know she produced The Undefeated?)

    02/10/2012 7:13:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Danbury News-Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | Professor Jim Bellano
    Since she was plucked from relative obscurity by John McCain to be his vice presidential candidate, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been at the top of the American political scene. Recently, however, the ebb and flow of the primary season has called into question whether her political star has faded. During the heat of the primary battles, all of the air in the Republican-conservative-Tea Party balloon has been sucked up -- appropriately, by the candidates. Since 2008 that air was the oxygen that fueled the Palin super nova. The prospect of going from Momma Grizzly to political also-ran has...
  • Sarah Palin Set to Re-emerge at CPAC

    02/09/2012 9:32:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 10, 2012 | Scott Conroy
    At last year's CPAC gathering, the mere sight of a Sarah Palin impersonator was enough to throw some attendees into a star-struck frenzy. Such was Palin's clout among conservative activists in February 2011, just a few months after she played a critical role in the 2010 midterms and when she was stoking speculation about her own presidential ambitions. This year, CPAC attendees won’t have to settle on a doppelganger, as the former Alaska governor is slated to deliver the event’s keynote address on Saturday. But, with the Michigan and Arizona primaries looming at the end of the month and Super...