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  • Snowden warns of government spying in first Russia video

    10/12/2013 11:38:56 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    Moscow (AFP) - US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden warned of dangers to democracy in the first video released of the fugitive since Russia granted him temporary asylum in August. "If we can't understand the policies and programmes of our government we can't grant our consent in regulating them," Snowden said in one of the short video clips posted on the WikiLeaks website Friday night. The anti-secrecy group said the videos were filmed Wednesday when Snowden met with a group of four retired US ex-intelligence workers and activists now seeking to promote ethics within the profession. Snowden, a former National Security...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • The Passing of George McGovern: A Liberal Who Got Mugged

    10/22/2012 3:42:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 22 October 2012 16:11 | Bob Adelmann
    Monday, 22 October 2012 16:11 The Passing of George McGovern: A Liberal Who Got Mugged Written by Bob Adelmann George McGovern, known for his ultra-liberal stance on issues of his day, passed away on Sunday, October 21st, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at age 90. Active in promoting liberal programs almost from the first, McGovern was convinced that government could be used as an instrument to improve society, especially in providing food for the poor in America and around the world. He saw the American government and the United Nations as tools to promote sustenance for...
  • Family Spokesman: George McGovern dead at age 90

    10/21/2012 5:03:15 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 125 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/21/12 | AP
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George S. McGovern, a proud liberal who argued fervently against the Vietnam War as a senator from South Dakota and suffered one of the most crushing defeats in presidential election history against Richard Nixon in 1972, died before dawn Sunday. He was 90. A spokesman for McGovern's family, Steve Hildebrand, told The Associated Press by telephone that McGovern died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and lifelong friends.
  • Ex-Senator George McGovern 'no longer responsive', family says

    10/18/2012 7:44:38 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2012 | ap
    The family of ex-U.S. Sen. George McGovern says the 90-year-old is "no longer responsive" in hospice care. McGovern's family issued a statement Wednesday afternoon through Avera McKennan Hospital. His daughter, Ann McGovern, earlier told The Associated Press that her father is "nearing the end" and appears restful and peaceful. She says it's a blessing that she and other family members are able to be with him.
  • McGovern Receiving Hospice Care In Sioux Falls (on his last legs)

    10/15/2012 7:24:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    KELO ^ | 10/15/2012
    Senator George McGovern is receiving hospice care. The family announced Monday afternoon that the senator is in Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. It was just in August when the former Democratic presidential candidate gave up his homes in Mitchell and Florida to spend more time near family in Sioux Falls. His daughter told The Associated Press on Monday that the longtime South Dakota senator is "coming to the end of his life." Ann McGovern declined to elaborate, but noted her 90-year-old father's recent health problems. Last October, he was treated for exhaustion after a lecture tour. Two months later,...
  • Ex-presidential nominee George McGovern in hospice

    10/15/2012 5:17:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 15, 2012 | CHET BROKAW
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- Longtime former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic presidential candidate who lost to President Richard Nixon in a historic landslide, has moved into hospice care near his home in South Dakota, his family said Monday. "He's coming to the end of his life," his daughter, Ann McGovern, told The Associated Press.
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • Recruit George McGovern to Speak -- at the REPUBLICAN Convention!

    08/16/2012 3:53:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Shrewd move in choosing House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Now here's the next play: Invite George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate, to speak this month in Tampa at the Republican National Convention. Yes, that old lefty McGovern. You know the expression, "A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged"? Well, McGovern has been mugged. The most left-wing Democratic presidential candidate this side of Barack Obama, former Sen. McGovern, D-S.D., proposed giving every man, woman and child an annual $1,000 "demogrant." In his nomination acceptance speech, McGovern...
  • Mass. Politicans, George Clooney Arrested In D.C. (McGovern, Olver moonbats)

    03/16/2012 9:17:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    WCVB ^ | 3/16/12 | WCVB
    BOSTON -- Two Massachusetts congressmen and actor George Clooney were among a group of protesters arrested in Washington, D.C., outside the Sudanese embassy as they spoke out against food shortages in the region. Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern and Rep. John Olver were with the group demanding that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir end the blockade that they say is preventing food and humanitarian aid from reaching the people of Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. Bashir's forces are accused of creating the food shortage in the region by bombing fields and preventing villagers from planting crops in July and August....
  • George McGovern hospitalized after fall in SD

    12/03/2011 10:13:55 AM PST · by libstripper · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 3, 2011 | Amber Hunt
    Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was being treated at a hospital in South Dakota after falling and hitting his head on the pavement outside a library bearing his name.
  • George McGovern Hospitalized After Fall

    12/02/2011 8:57:04 PM PST · by CWSNTEXAS · 31 replies
    Associate Press ^ | 12-2-2011 | Amber Hunt
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was hospitalized Friday after he fell and hit his head on the pavement outside of a library bearing his name, where he was set to be interviewed on C-SPAN. McGovern's daughter Ann McGovern said her father was to be treated at a Sioux Falls hospital after being flown by helicopter from Mitchell, S.D., where the live interview was to take place at the Dakota Wesleyan University's McGovern Library. "He had just walked from home to the center. He lives literally just across the street," Ann McGovern told The Associated...
  • (RAT) Rep. McGovern introduces (People's Rights) Constitutional amendment

    11/16/2011 4:42:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Wicked Local ^ | 11/16/11
    Rep. McGovern introduces Constitutional amendment By Staff reportsMetroWest Daily News Posted Nov 16, 2011 @ 03:39 PM U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern has introduced a Constitutional amendment in the House of Representatives to repeal the recent Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission. The amendment would restore the Founding Fathers’ intent to grant rights to people, not corporations, according to McGovern’s office.The legislation, H.J. Res 88, is intended to “clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any state, the United States,...
  • George McGovern hospitalized in South Dakota

    10/25/2011 7:32:55 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    google.com ^ | 10/25/2011 | DIRK LAMMERS
    Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern has been hospitalized for fatigue in South Dakota, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday. Jullie Ward, a spokeswoman for Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, said the 89-year-old former senator from South Dakota was admitted to the Sioux Falls hospital for fatigue after completing a lecture tour. McGovern, a South Dakota congressman from 1957 to 1961 and U.S. senator from 1963 to 1981, ran for president against incumbent Richard Nixon in 1972 and lost in a historic landslide. He ran for president three times, making a try for the nomination in 1968 and 1984 in...
  • McGovern heading to Cuba to visit Castro (BARF WARNING)

    07/01/2011 2:59:44 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    THE RECORD ^ | July 1, 2011 | swampsniper
    Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern said he plans to board a plane to Cuba on Friday and visit old friend Fidel Castro for the first time in nearly 17 years. McGovern, who turns 89 on July 19, said he wants to see Castro while the former Cuban president is still alive. "I've lost enough friends with regrets that I didn't go see them while they were still alive, so I want to see him," McGovern said Wednesday from a grocery store near his winter home in St. Augustine.
  • Congressman Tries to Ban Federal Ad Spending on Fox News (McGovern uses taxpayer loot for bonuses)

    03/18/2011 2:38:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/17/11
    Congressman Tries to Ban Federal Ad Spending on Fox NewsPublished March 17, 2011 | FoxNews.com A congressman smarting over legislation to defund National Public Radio tried to take out his frustration with a ban on federal dollars paying for advertising on Fox News, but the effort was rejected in a party-line committee vote. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., offered an amendment Wednesday night that would have prohibited funds from any federal agency from being used to advertise on the Fox News Channel. "If my friends on the other side of the aisle want to strip funding from NPR because they believe...
  • Ray McGovern(Army Veteran)Brutalized & Left Bleeding by Hillary Clinton Police “So this is America?”

    02/20/2011 6:23:09 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 94 replies
    Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs ^ | Wednesday, 16. February 2011 | Sibel Edmonds
    At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised & Arrested for Standing Silently As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday, condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for...
  • Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern Says, ‘I Think the Constitution Is Wrong’

    10/14/2010 12:42:35 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 25 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 14, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    BOSTON — Tonight in a debate at Shrewsbury High School, Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern shocked the audience when he declared, “I think the Constitution is wrong” (0:32): The videoDiscussing campaign-finance regulation, and apparently referring to the U.S. Supreme Court’s January Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling, McGovern said: “We have a lousy Supreme Court decision that has opened the floodgates, and so we have to deal within the realm of constitutionality. And a lot of the campaign finance bills that we have passed have been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. I think the Constitution is wrong. I don’t...
  • Hoover + McGovern = Obama (His presidency will discredit the Democratic party into the future)

    09/29/2010 6:58:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Nationa Review ^ | 09/29/2010 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Comparisons of Barack Obama’s presidency to Jimmy Carter’s miss the point. Carter’s presidency did little to change the basic party construct of the nation or to influence its ideology. Reagan’s presidency accomplished both. But Barack Obama is destroying the Democratic party. It may not recover for a long time. In this, he most closely resembles a synthesis of the failed candidacy of George McGovern and the catastrophic presidency of Herbert Hoover. The damage he is doing to his party’s image and prospects closely resembles the harm Hoover did to the Republican party, from which it did not recover for 20...
  • It's Simple: Medicare for All

    09/11/2009 8:00:40 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 50 replies · 2,034+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2009 | George S. McGovern
    For many years, a handful of American political leaders -- including the late senator Ted Kennedy and now President Obama -- have been trying to gain passage of comprehensive health care for all Americans. As far back as President Harry S. Truman, they have urged Congress to act on this national need. In a presentation before a joint session of Congress last week, Obama offered his view of the best way forward. But what seems missing in the current battle is a single proposal that everyone can understand and that does not lend itself to demagoguery. If we want comprehensive...
  • Obama Healthcare Revolt Hits the Baystate, McGovern and Neal Shouted Down ...

    08/05/2009 5:06:17 AM PDT · by joygrace · 30 replies · 1,503+ views
    http://degreesofmoderation.blogspot.com ^ | Wednesday, August 05, 2009 | Tina Hemond
    Yesterday, James McGovern, Representing the Massachusetts 3rd District and Richard Neal, (Hampden 2nd) attempted to sell the administration’s health care program to individuals attending a town hall meeting at the University of Massachusetts campus in Worcester – it did not go well. The Worcester Telegram and Gazette’sarticle (here) , describes a “packed town hall meeting” where Neal and McGovern were met by a hostile crowd. Town hall meetings are being held across the nation in a last-ditch attempt to sell the government run health care program, and one would expect, that those held in a blue state such as Massachusetts...
  • George McGovern writes Lincoln book; former presidential candidate sees parallels with Obama

    06/23/2009 4:39:49 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies · 577+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 06/20/09 | Ron Word, Associated Press
    AUGUSTINE BEACH, FLA. — The only president who came into office facing a "worse mess" than Barack Obama was Abraham Lincoln, said George McGovern, who's promoting his book on the Civil War president. Decades after his own unsuccessful bid for president, McGovern, a former history professor, sees similarities between the Honest Abe president and Obama. "I really think he has some of Lincoln's qualities," McGovern said of Obama. "The only president who inherited a worse mess was Lincoln, who inherited a four-year civil war that ruined the country." When asked how his 185-page "Abraham Lincoln" differs from 16,000 other biographies...
  • My Advice for Obama (McGovern still a liberal moron Barf Alert)

    06/01/2009 9:38:29 AM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 23 replies · 626+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/01/09 | George McGovern
    Most Americans probably agree that we have elected a highly articulate, talented president in Barack Obama. He has also given us a potentially great Secretary of State in Hillary Clinton. It makes me proud to witness these two recent political rivals working together to strengthen and enrich America at home and abroad. Recognizing the major economic crisis our new leader has inherited, we must hope his proposed economic plan will be helpful. I think it will. But as someone on the sidelines, may I suggest a few other steps? First, why not order all U.S. troops out of Iraq and...
  • George McGovern Gives Advice to Obama

    06/01/2009 8:33:36 AM PDT · by paustin110 · 4 replies · 335+ views
    So it Goes in Shreveport ^ | 06/01/2009 | Pat Austin
    In today's Wall Street Journal, George McGovern offers some advice to Barack Obama. Thank goodness McGovern isn't president today! McGovern lost me with his first line: "Most Americans probably agree that we have elected a highly articulate, talented president in Barack Obama." I'm not willing to concede that one, though McGovern does qualify the statement with his use of "most." I'm having problems with the "articulate" part. Better to say that he can sometimes read a teleprompter articulately. Sometimes. Off the cuff, spontaneous delivery? Not so much.
  • The 'Free Choice' Act Is Anything But

    05/07/2009 7:52:04 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 16 replies · 552+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MAY 7, 2009 | George McGovern
    Last year, I wrote on these pages that I was opposed to this bill because it would eliminate secret ballots in union organizing elections. However, the bill has an additional feature that isn't often mentioned but that is just as troublesome -- compulsory arbitration. This feature would give the government the power to step into labor disputes where employers and labor leaders cannot reach an agreement and compel both sides to accept a contract. Compulsory arbitration is bound to trigger the law of unintended consequences.
  • Do you rememer the 1972 Democratic Convention?

    04/28/2009 8:45:38 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 25 replies · 1,130+ views
    Do you remember the 1972 Democratic Convention? This was the convention which put abortion on the party's platform. I watched this on tv. I also remember a Democrat Convention which could have been 1972 or maybe 1976, this time they put gay rights on the party platform. I wish someone in the Republican Party could find these archives and show the whole country how the Democratic Party accepted these extreme views and officially put it on their party platform. It appears that there are too many naive Democratic voters who have never heard of this and are under the illusion...
  • Anti-war lawmakers worry over plan for Afghanistan

    02/08/2009 10:33:54 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 8, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) - After campaigning on the promise to end one war, President Barack Obama is preparing to escalate another.
  • George McGovern: Stop Card Check

    01/12/2009 3:38:56 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 831+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 8th | Ed Morrissey
    Voting is an immense privilege. That is why I am concerned about a new development that could deny this freedom to many Americans. As a longtime friend of labor unions, I must raise my voice against pending legislation I see as a disturbing and undemocratic overreach not in the interest of either management or labor. The legislation is called the Employee Free Choice Act, and I am sad to say it runs counter to ideals that were once at the core of the labor movement. Instead of providing a voice for the unheard, EFCA risks silencing those who would speak.
  • McGovern moves to Beach

    01/11/2009 10:00:05 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 33 replies · 841+ views
    THE ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD ^ | Jan 11,2009 | swampsniper
    ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH -- One of the newest home owners in St. Augustine Beach, former 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern of South Dakota, said Saturday that he came to this area to enjoy its history and to escape the long winters in his home state. "This is just what I need," he said. "I visited a few years back and was impressed. So, three months ago, I looked it over and decided to settle here. I've had a wonderful welcome from people."
  • George McGovern: Barack Obama Is a 'Second Lincoln'

    12/23/2008 12:25:58 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 2,179+ views
    Few people come as quickly to the defense of George McGovern as McGovern himself. The antiwar senator from South Dakota lost to Richard Nixon in a landslide in the 1972 presidential election, only to see Nixon, caught up in the Watergate scandal, resign in disgrace. For McGovern, though—along with many Democrats who followed him—the damage was done, and the now retired politician has spent decades defending the electability of antiwar liberals, insisting his campaign was undone by dirty tricks and bad luck. In recent years, McGovern, 86, hasn't relinquished the spotlight, condemning the war in Iraq and declaring Barack Obama,...
  • He can’t win. He won’t win. It is over

    09/11/2008 5:55:32 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 196 replies · 821+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | September 11, 2008 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since February I have been saying that Barack Obama would get crushed in this year’s presidential election. … The signs of trouble for the Democrats have always been there… ….Today it is no longer “wishful thinking” or “proof you have been smoking something” to say John McCain will crush Barack Obama. ..here are the numbers that say it is over.. To win Obama must get these numbers with these groups: ..women, he needs at least plus 7. He is down 12. White males needs at least 36%. If he gets 30% he will be lucky Catholics: needs 50%. He is...
  • "McGovern: Making History by Repeating it"

    09/09/2008 11:27:43 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 22 replies · 176+ views
    http://hillbuzz.wordpress.com/ ^ | 09/08/2008 | "hillbuzz"
    We keep saying this — and no one seems to listen — but over the course of this campaign, we’ve met about 50 people who worked on McGovern-72, and every one of them said to us, without quivocation, that the main reason McGovern lost to Nixon was McGOVERN’S SUPPORTERS. The way McGovern’s “youth army” behaved, and the terrible things they did in McGovern’s name, worked against their candidate and every day drove more people who would have never voted Republican over to Nixon. [more (but not much) at source URL
  • McGovern Criticizes News 'Saturation' of Democratic Primary; Calls Iraq war 'As Popular as AIDS.'

    08/13/2008 10:46:42 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies · 127+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | August 13, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    Although he didn’t have a winning track record in presidential elections, 1972 Democratic presidential nominee and former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern had no problem critiquing the media for lack of substance. McGovern, an anti-war icon of the left in the late 1960s and early 1970s, appeared at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on August 12. He discussed news coverage of the Democratic nominating process with Washington Post columnist David Broder and University of Maryland journalism professor Haynes Johnson. McGovern told reporters that the changing news business – offering more media outlets – led to too much coverage,...
  • McGovern: My Party Should Respect Secret Union Ballots

    08/08/2008 2:48:05 AM PDT · by The Raven · 29 replies · 334+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 8, 2008 | George McGovern
    As a congressman, senator and one-time Democratic nominee for the presidency, I've participated in my share of vigorous public debates over issues of great consequence. And the public has been free to accept or reject the decisions I made when they walked into a ballot booth, drew the curtain and cast their vote. I didn't always win, but I always respected the process. Voting is an immense privilege. That is why I am concerned about a new development that could deny this freedom to many Americans. As a longtime friend of labor unions, I must raise my voice against pending...
  • My Party Should Respect Secret Union Ballots

    08/08/2008 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 137+ views
    http://www.freedomswatch.org ^ | August 8, 2008 | By George McGovern
    Voting is an immense privilege. That is why I am concerned about a new development that could deny this freedom to many Americans. As a longtime friend of labor unions, I must raise my voice against pending legislation I see as a disturbing and undemocratic overreach not in the interest of either management or labor. The legislation is called the Employee Free Choice Act, and I am sad to say it runs counter to ideals that were once at the core of the labor movement. Instead of providing a voice for the unheard, EFCA risks silencing those who would speak....
  • Democrats Fear the Liberal Curse

    06/07/2008 10:08:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies · 209+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | June 8, 2008 | Sarah Baxter
    Is Barack Obama the next George McGovern? The question has been posed apprehensively by Democrats and gleefully by Republicans. McGovern, the antiVietnam war candidate, ran for president against Richard Nixon in 1972 and lost 49 states out of 50, a landslide defeat that still haunts his party. “Obama is the fullest flowering of liberal orthodoxy since George McGovern,” conservative columnist Rich Lowry wrote last week. Harold Ickes, a Hillary Clinton adviser, dropped thinly veiled comparisons between Obama and McGovern while trying to keep his candidate’s campaign alive. So is it true? The former candidate, 85, can speak for himself. It...
  • MEDIA IGNORES Rep. McGovern (D-Mass) Was Secretly Working With FARC

    05/19/2008 8:38:48 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 20 replies · 70+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-19-08 | Gateway Pundit
    US Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass) was offering the Marxist FARC terrorists assistance in undermining the Colombian government. This information was discovered on the computer of FARC rebel leader Raul Reyes after his death in March at an Ecuadorean FARC camp.Last week Interpol confirmed the the computers were not tampered with or manufactured by the Colombian government.Interpol confirmed that documents on the captured computer of FARC leader had not been manufactured by the Colombian government. One of the documents shows that US Congressman James McGovern (D., Mass.) (pictured), a leading opponent of the Colombia free-trade deal has been working with...
  • McGovern joins Obama at rally (describing the Illinois senator as a "ripple of hope")

    05/16/2008 8:58:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 178+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/08 | Mike Glover - ap
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Former Sen. George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate and an early backer of Hillary Rodham Clinton, joined a noisy rally for Barack Obama on Friday night, describing the Illinois senator as a "ripple of hope" who can win the White House. McGovern has shifted his allegiance to Obama and suggested it's time for Clinton to pull the plug. He offered an explanation to a cheering crowd of 6,500. "Last October, I endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton," said McGovern. "She and her remarkable husband, President Clinton, way back 36 years ago worked their hearts out for me...
  • Susan Estrich: Could Obama Be Another Dukakis?

    05/12/2008 4:31:10 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 67 replies · 133+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | May 11, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — It is a thought that sends shivers down the backs of Democrats, a name that brings to mind memories of an election lost that might have been won, against a war hero once referred to in headlines as a “wimp” who won not so much by his own strengths but because of the skill of his operatives in painting his lesser-known opponent as an out of touch “liberal” who refused to salute the flag or admit his mistakes, not to mention his supposedly unpatriotic wife. Could Obama be another Dukakis? It isn’t just die-hard Clinton supporters who...
  • McGovern, former Clinton backer, endorses Obama

    05/07/2008 1:10:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 38+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/08 | staff
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Sen. George McGovern, an early supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, urged her to drop out of the Democratic presidential race and endorsed her rival, Barack Obama. After watching the returns from the North Carolina and Indiana primaries Tuesday night, McGovern said Wednesday it's virtually impossible for Clinton to win the nomination. The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee said he had a call in to former President Clinton to tell him of the decision, adding that he remains close friends with the Clintons. "I will hold them in affection and admiration all of my days," he...
  • McGovern, former Clinton backer, urges her to drop out

    05/07/2008 8:03:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies · 199+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/8/8 | DENNIS GALE, Associated Press Writer
    Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP) -- Former Sen. George McGovern, who backed Hillary Rodham Clinton, is urging her to drop out of the Democratic presidential race. McGovern said Wednesday he has decided to endorse Barack Obama. After watching the returns from the North Carolina and Indiana primaries Tuesday night, McGovern says it's virtually impossible for Clinton . . .
  • All eyes turn to a repeat in Indiana...The Second Coming of McGovern

    04/23/2008 1:06:49 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 27 replies · 72+ views
    National Review ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hillary won just enough to show that it is ludicrous to oust a 10-point winner at this late junction, but not quite the blow-out that might cause a stampede to her in the next few states. The Democrats are tottering at the edge of the abyss. They are about to nominate someone who cannot win, despite vastly out-spending his opponent, any of the key large states — CA, NJ, NY, OH, PENN, TX, etc. — that will determine the fall election. And yet not to nominate him will cause the sort of implosion they saw in 1968 or the sort...
  • The haunting of the Democrats [Must Read!](Barf Alert)

    04/21/2008 10:15:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 124+ views
    Salon ^ | April 21, 2008 | Andrew O'Hehir
    History, in Marx's famous dictum, tends to repeat itself: the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce. So what do you call it the third time around? A bad sitcom? A bad marriage? A bad dream? All three of those seem like viable ways of describing the Democratic Party's current predicament, locked in an endless and self-destructive struggle with itself, like a would-be Buddhist penitent unable to atone for eons' worth of bad karma. Even in the annals of Democratic ritual suicide, the 2008 campaign is something special: It's not just that the protracted and painful nomination...
  • McGovern: Hard to elect female president

    03/25/2008 3:40:32 PM PDT · by kingattax · 16 replies · 475+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-25-08 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON - Former Sen. George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday it would be easier for a black man to be elected to the White House than a woman. The former South Dakota senator has endorsed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, whom he has known for decades since she helped campaign for him. She is in a close race with Sen. Barack Obama for the party nod. "I have a feeling that in this country where we're at today in our thinking, it's going to be harder to elect a woman than to elect a black man," he told...
  • Barack McGovern Obama? It’s up to you

    03/12/2008 5:39:30 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies · 672+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March 12, 2008 | John F. Allen
    Now that even Rush is speaking truthfully about the election, some inescapable facts need to be considered. Forget Obama’s given middle name. It won’t be important. By Election Day everyone will think of his middle name as McGovern. Barack McGovern Osama will lose by a wide margin for the following reasons: * Twenty percent of White Democrats already ADMIT they will not vote for him (Pew).Moreover they say they WILL vote for McCain, a double hit. *No one can win giving away 20% of his base. * Forty three percent over all ADMIT they will not vote for him (...
  • The Virginian Pilot, Big Brother, Liberal Fascism, Paternalism and George McGovern

    03/08/2008 12:26:20 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 123+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/7/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Believe it or not, George McGovern is now the right wing of the Democrat party. He is even to the right of the Virginian Pilot and the Virginia legislature. In today's Wall Street Journal he makes an impassioned plea for freedom ... The Right has been accused of wanting to peer into your bedroom to see who you are sleeping with. They have been roundly defeated on this issue. The Left has invaded our bathrooms with toilet laws, our workplaces and schools with speech police, our means of transportation with mileage standards, our right to defend ourselves from mass murderers...
  • Freedom Means Responsibility by George McGovern (!)

    03/07/2008 8:47:48 PM PST · by CreativePerspective · 19 replies · 1,013+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 7, 2008 | George McGovern
    Nearly 16 years ago in these very pages, I wrote that "'one-size-fits all' rules for business ignore the reality of the market place." Today I'm watching some broad rules evolve on individual decisions that are even worse. Under the guise of protecting us from ourselves, the right and the left are becoming ever more aggressive in regulating behavior. Much paternalist scrutiny has recently centered on personal economics, including calls to regulate subprime mortgages. Health-care paternalism creates another problem that's rarely mentioned... I've come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a healthy...
  • George McGovern endorses … personal responsibility?

    03/07/2008 8:00:08 AM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 239+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 07, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    When the Democratic Party moves too far left for George McGovern, you know they’re in trouble. The former Senator and presidential aspirant writes about the dangers of economic paternalism in a free society, specifically about the impulse among both Democrats and Republicans to protect adults from the consequences of their own free choices. Expect a lot less choice in the future, McGovern warns, if the nanny-state succeeds: Since leaving office I’ve written about public policy from a new perspective: outside looking in. I’ve come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a...
  • ’72 McGovern Team Rallies for One of Its Own: Clinton

    03/01/2008 9:54:22 PM PST · by DBCJR · 12 replies · 109+ views
    NYT ^ | Published: March 2, 2008, 1 hour ago | By JULIE BOSMAN
    ...The voice at the end of the line was that of an old friend from Senator George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, who had since become the godfather, at least to some, of the Democratic Party. “ ‘We’ve been with you all these years,’ ” former President Bill Clinton said, according to Mr. Herrera. “ ‘Now the time has come for you to be with us.’ ” Mr. Herrera, who had up to that point been undecided in the Democratic race, promptly pledged his support to the Clintons. “The don never asks for a second favor when the first one has...