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  • How the Chevy Volt Is Like ObamaCare

    03/10/2012 9:21:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 10, 2012 | Merrill Matthews
    March is an important month in the ongoing saga of President Obama’s abject policy failures. First, Chevrolet announced that it would temporarily cease production of the president’s much-touted car for the green economy, the Chevy Volt. Second, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the state-led challenge to the president’s health care legislation. And while “ObamaCar” and ObamaCare may seem like unrelated topics, in this case they have at least three elements in common. Both were sold as a key to creating jobs and economic growth. Only last year the president predicted that there would be 1 million electric cars on...
  • Fisker, the car of the future, not quite electrifying at Consumer Reports

    03/09/2012 2:13:55 PM PST · by landsbaum · 14 replies
    Electric cars, which wouldn’t even be an option if taxpayers’ money wasn’t propping them up, don’t ultimately save money or cut down pollution. They aren’t reliable to get from here to there. But they can look nice, like the Fisker Karma. Speaking of which, we have this shall we say not entirely unexpected news, courtesy Reuters:...
  • Union Ballot Proposal Targets Right-to-Work, Recent Reforms

    03/08/2012 1:42:21 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/7/2012 | Jack Spencer
    It was billed as proposal to prevent Michigan from becoming a right-to-work state. Instead, it would put mandatory collective bargaining into the state constitution and usurp power away from elected officials. On March 2, United Auto Workers President Bob King announced that a coalition of unions would push for an amendment to the Michigan Constitution that would prohibit right-to-work legislation. Right-to-work prohibits labor contracts that require non-union employees to pay union dues. Currently, employees in Michigan who work under union-negotiated contracts have to pay union dues even if they don't belong to the union. King said the unions promoting the...
  • Missing Michigan Family Safe and Well: Relatives (update)

    03/08/2012 7:24:40 AM PST · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    Worried relatives of the missing Medsker family of Michigan, who disappeared without a trace in February, were contacted today by the family and assured that they are safe, police in Petoskey announced today. -excerpt- But today, after widespread media attention about the case, Timothy Medsker contacted a family member in Petoskey, Mich., to assure relatives and the public that the Medskers were safe.
  • Carl Levin calls for hearing on plans to cut Selfridge personnel by one-third

    03/08/2012 4:27:33 AM PST · by equaviator · 10 replies
    Macomb Daily ^ | March 7 2012 | Chad Selweski
    U.S. Sen. Carl Levin has scheduled a March 20 hearing of his Senate Armed Services Committee to scrutinize Air Force plans to cut Air National Guard troops across the nation, including a one-third reduction of military personnel at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. An Air Force report concludes that eliminating Selfridge’s 24 A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft while adding four KC135 air refueling tankers would cost the Harrison Township base 720 jobs. But the Michigan National Guard said errors in the Air Force count puts the true number at 561, compared to an overall troop force at Selfridge of 1,586. In a...
  • Entitlement Society: Lottery Winner Says She’ll Keep Taking Food Stamps

    03/07/2012 11:41:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Say Anything ^ | March 7, 2012 | Rob Port
    Everybody is outraged by the fact that she has a lot of money now – $700,000 after taxes, apparently – but will stay on the government dole. What struck me was the fact that she was spending money on lottery tickets while on food stamps. If you have money to gamble, why does the government have to feed you? (VIDEO AT LINK) Really, this is just a “sign of the times” for where our society is at right now. We have an entire political party on the left that, as part of their 2012 campaign platform, is claiming that Republicans...
  • First on CNN: Levin says Limbaugh should be dropped from Armed Forces Network

    03/07/2012 7:30:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | March 07, 2012 | Ted Barrett
  • Missing Michigan Family: Couple With 4-Month-Old Baby Disappear

    03/07/2012 8:39:34 AM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Authorities and family members are searching for clues in the disappearance of a Michigan couple and their child. Timothy Medsker, 33, and Sabrina Medsker, 34, vanished with their 4-month-old son Joshua without any warning. They were last seen at a birthday party for their niece and their last phone call was placed on Feb. 16. The young couple has a successful cleaning business with strong ties to the small Michigan town of Petoskey. Despite attempts to track them down the family and police haven't heard from them at all. "This is 100 percent out of character and very concerning," said...
  • FOX News- Romney & GOP kept Gingrich off of Virginia ballot

    03/06/2012 10:35:51 PM PST · by Christie at the beach · 90 replies
    FOX News says Romney & GOP kept Gingrich off of Virginia ballot
  • Air Force looks to cut 652 Mich. Air Guard jobs (out of 986)

    03/06/2012 4:58:28 PM PST · by library user · 13 replies
    Air Force Times | March 6, 2012 | Maureen Groppe
    Source is link only. STORY
  • Consumers Energy looking to recover $32.6 million from electric customers

    03/05/2012 9:41:10 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 18 replies / Jackson Citizen Patriot. ^ | March 05, 2012 | Tarryl Jackson/
    JACKSON --Consumers Energy wants to recover $32.6 million from electric customers. The Jackson-based utility filed an application last week with the Michigan Public Service Commission to recover revenue for the period of December 2010 through November 2011 to level out variations in sales. Consumers filed two options to recover this money. The first would refund about $5.2 million to residential customers, charge $6.2 million to those who use lower voltages of power, and charge $31.6 million to higher-voltage customers. The second option would be to charge all customers $28.2 million, charge $4.8 million to lower-voltage customers and refund $396,000 to...
  • Earning More Than Your Boss: Dearborn Lieutenant Makes More Than Chief of Police, Mayor

    03/05/2012 7:55:12 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/3/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The highest paid city official in Dearborn in 2011 wasn’t Mayor John B. O’Reilly. It was a police lieutenant who had a gross salary of $151,856 in 2011, or $17,233 more than what the mayor’s gross salary was, and $32,758 more than what the police chief earned. Six-figured gross salaries are not unusual for police departments throughout Michigan. A Dearborn police sergeant made $134,505 in gross salary in 2011, which was a $39,747 increase over the sergeant’s 2010 gross pay. Five police department employees had gross pay of more than $120,000 in 2011. In all, 29 of the 185 police...
  • Man detained after legally bringing gun to school considers lawsuit, loses job offer (video)(MI)

    03/04/2012 6:38:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 73 replies ^ | 2 March, 2012 | Heidi Fenton
    GRAND RAPIDS — Nicholas Looman said he was not surprised the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office found he complied with state law while carrying a gun into an elementary school voting precinct this week. He’s disheartened with what he sees as a lack of understanding with open-carry gun laws and has hired an attorney to “explore the possibility” of a lawsuit against local law enforcement authorities. Looman questions whether being “detained” in an office at Aberdeen Elementary School on voting day violated his personal rights. He is upset with how the whole situation was handled. "The prosecutor went out of his...
  • MSP: Law allows some to carry guns in schools(MI)

    03/04/2012 6:15:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1 March, 2012 | Matt Campbell
    GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Michigan State Police say a man who walked into a Grand Rapids school with a gun was protected by state law. Around noon Tuesday, the man walked into the polling place at Aberdeen Elementary School with a gun clearly visible in his holster. The man told administrators he had a concealed carry permit, and was trying to stand up for his legal right to carry a gun on election day. Previous Coverage - GRPS: Voter may be charged for bringing gun to school School leaders expect the man to face a misdemeanor charge, but that may...
  • Obama: Fuel-Efficient Cars an Answer to Gas Prices (Yea, just run out and buy a $42,000 Volt)

    03/03/2012 11:15:03 AM PST · by tobyhill · 42 replies
    abc ^ | 3/3/2012 | JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press
    President Barack Obama says higher auto mileage standards set under his administration and better cars built by a resurgent U.S. auto industry will save money at the gas pump over the long term, a counterpoint to Republican criticism of his energy policy. In his weekly radio and online address Saturday, Obama said Detroit automakers are on track to build cars that average nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025, doubling current mileage standards. "That means folks will be able to fill up every two weeks instead of every week, saving the typical family more than $8,000 at the pump over...
  • Effort to Recall Troy (MI) Mayor Moves Forward

    03/02/2012 11:21:10 AM PST · by kiryandil · 5 replies
    Troy Patch ^ | March 1, 2012 | Jen Anesi
    The Oakland County Election Commission unanimously approves the language in one of two recall petitions Thursday afternoon, allowing the effort to recall the controversial mayor to proceed. Recall Janice Daniels, a political action committee comprised of "concerned citizens" leading the effort to recall Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, will soon begin collecting signatures after one of its petitions was approved Thursday afternoon. Daniels first came under fire in December for her anti-gay Facebook comment and has remained the center of controversy after voting against the Troy Transit Center (a scaled-down version was later approved), telling the Troy High School Gay-Straight Alliance...
  • GM temporarily halts production of Volt

    03/03/2012 8:15:02 AM PST · by null and void · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/12 03:39 PM ET | Keith Laing
    General Motors has temporarily suspended production of its Volt electric car, the company announced Friday.  GM, which is based in Detroit, announced to employees at one of its facilities that it was halting production of the beleaguered electric car for five weeks and temporarily laying off 1,300 employees. A GM spokesman told The Hill on Friday that production of the Volt would resume April 23. "We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand," GM spokesman Chris Lee said in a telephone interview. Lee noted that sales of the Volt were higher in...
  • Rick Santorum files protest over Michigan delegates

    03/02/2012 5:31:36 PM PST · by writer33 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/02/12 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rick Santorum's campaign is asking for an investigation of what it called the "backroom deal" that resulted in a narrow delegate victory for Mitt Romney in Michigan's Republican primary on Tuesday. In a letter to the Republican National Committee's legal counsel, the Santorum campaign's chief lawyer claims the Michigan Republican Party improperly awarded both of the at-large delegates to Romney, instead of splitting them between the two candidates. "It is our understanding that several public supporters and Michigan surrogates of an opposing campaign voted in favor of the delegate allocation change which assisted their chosen candidate," Santorum's general counsel Cleta...
  • Rush: Romney is winning like a liberal

    03/02/2012 5:32:36 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 192+ views
    Rush | February 29th | Rush
    This is a side comment about something Rush said the other day: Santorum won 57 out of 83 counties. That's an incredible percentage, and it reminds me of the map of the United States, red and blue by county, when you look at that after a presidential race. The whole country is red (signifying Republican) except LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago and Detroit. The Republicans win 80% of America's counties and lose the White House. Santorum won 57 out of 83 counties. And, as of now, Santorum, while losing the popular vote, has won seven...
  • Santorum’s Campaign Up In Arms – Using The Word "Rig"

    03/01/2012 2:40:00 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 67 replies · 14+ views
    GretaWire ^ | March 1, 2012
    Michigan GOP has allotted both popular vote delegates to Romney. So with each winning 7 cong dists for 14 delegates each; Romney now gets 16-14. The santorum camps response is below... “There’s just no way this is happening. We’ve all heard rumors that Mitt Romney was furious that he spent a fortune in his home state, had all the establishment political connections and could only tie Rick Santorum. But we never thought the Romney campaign would try to rig the outcome of an election by changing therules after the vote. This kind of back room dealing political thug-ery just doesn’t...
  • Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney

    03/01/2012 5:27:18 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 50 replies · 32+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Staff
    The Michigan Republican Party voted to break a delegate tie Wednesday night, awarding 16 delegates to Mitt Romney and 14 to Rick Santorum. The decision, which broke a 15-15 tie that would have resulted under the pre-primary interpretation of the rules, caused disbelief at Rick Santorum’s campaign. A spokesman rejected the decision. Even Romney supporters in the Michigan GOP said the decision was unfair to Santorum. “I have this crazy idea that you follow the rules,” said former Attorney General Mike Cox said after a 4-2 vote by a Michigan GOP credentialing committee, according to the AP. “I’d love to...
  • Michigan's delegates to be split between Romney and Santorum

    02/29/2012 7:36:28 AM PST · by kidd · 41 replies · 3+ views
    various ^ | 2/29/12 | various
    From sources that can't be posted on FreeRepublic (Rhymes with Spew-Ez-Hay To-Pay). Posted about an hour ago.
  • Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum Tie In Michigan, Based On Delegates Awarded

    02/29/2012 7:42:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 38 replies · 7+ views ^ | February 29, 2012 | Jonathan Karl
    Not so fast. When it comes to delegates, it turns out Mitt Romney did not win Michigan. ABC News projects that the 30 delegates awarded based on Michigan’s Tuesday primary will be evenly split – 15 delegates for Mitt Romney and 15 delegates for Rick Santorum. Mitt Romney may have won the overall vote by a margin of 3 points , but Michigan awards it’s delegates based on how the candidates did in each of the state’s 14 congressional districts, not solely on the popular vote totals. The system works like this: the winner of each Congressional district gets two...
  • Mitt Romney plays Leap Year politics with GOP conservatives

    Mitt Romney made it out of the Michigan GOP primary with barely his expensive negative ad driven campaign intact, in what appears to now be a first place tie with challenger former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. When all of the hot political air is cleared, both Romney and Santorum will net about 15 convention delegates each, in this Leap Year dance for the presidential nomination Leap year appears to be the year of multiple photo finishes for GOP conservative presidential primary and caucuses, with Newt Gingrich, Libertarian leaning congressman Ron Paul and Rick Santorum battling Mitt Romney; the moderate...
  • Ron Paul Flyer Written In Arabic Outside Michigan Mosque Touts His Desire To Cut Aid To Israel…

    02/29/2012 6:18:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 2/29/12 | zip
    In typical sleazebag fashion the English side of the flyer makes no mention of Israel. Via Big Peace: Ron Paul, who has consistently engaged in anti-Semitic nonsense over the course of the past few decades, has largely attempted to hide his anti-Semitism throughout his campaign. No longer. Ron Paul has issued this Arabic-language flyer outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan [seen above].
  • Ron Paul Panders to Anti-Semitism in Michigan

    02/29/2012 5:30:07 PM PST · by mnehring · 10 replies · 6+ views
    Ron Paul, who has consistently engaged in anti-Semitic nonsense over the course of the past few decades, has largely attempted to hide his anti-Semitism throughout his campaign. No longer. Ron Paul has issued this Arabic-language flyer outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan:The flyer actually has two sides. The English side promotes Paul’s “Plan to Restore America” and touts his deficit cutting prowess and dislike of the Federal Reserve. The Arabic side, however – the side shown above – is far less subtle. It says that Paul will cut foreign aid, and specifically mentions only foreign aid to...
  • Gov't Motors Gives Unions Big Bonuses, Taxpayers Still On Hook for Billions

    02/29/2012 3:51:28 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/16/2012 | Tom Krisher-Associated Press
    General Motors earned its largest profit ever in 2011, two years after it nearly collapsed into financial ruin. Strong sales in the U.S. and China helped the 103-year-old carmaker turn a profit of $7.6 billion, beating its old record of $6.7 billion in 1997 during the pickup truck and SUV boom. GM is a vastly different company than it was back then. It’s smaller, has less debt and its contract with the United Auto Workers is less costly. But it took a government bailout and a trip through bankruptcy protection in 2009 to cut its bloated costs. The company made...
  • Tuesday’s GOP voting, a mystery? Or a portent of things to come?

    02/29/2012 9:55:32 AM PST · by landsbaum · 4 replies
    Michigan’s narrow win for Mitt Romney on Tuesday might be considered ho-hum. After all, he beat John McCain there in 2008, he grew up there and his father was governor of the pleasant peninsula. On the other hand, it’s undeniable that Romney sweated out this one until all the votes were counted, hence his victory statement: “…we didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough and that’s all that counts.” That’s not exactly a victory lap. With Super Tuesday looming in less than a week when 10 states will decide which GOP candidate they prefer, it is worth...
  • Did Newt Gingrich Just Win In Michigan? (His plan to win is patient, simple and clever)

    02/29/2012 6:14:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 02/29/2012 | Richard F. Miniter
    Ever since Newt Gingrich's loss in Florida's Republican primary I've been trying to read that gotcha-just-where-I-want-you smile of his. What's his plan for winning the nomination? No matter how bleak his prospects appear, he does have a plan, that we can be certain of. And whatever it is, it is patient, simple and clever. He's the same man after all who wrote a book explaining how Robert E. Lee could have won the battle of Gettysburg by simply abandoning the field July 2, marching a day south and east and waiting for the Union Army to destroy itself. As Newt...
  • Why Rick Santorum's Insurgency is Now Running on Fumes

    02/28/2012 8:38:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The New Republic ^ | February 28, 2012 | Walter Shapiro
    Livonia, Michigan—Rick Santorum is running on fumes. His is the curse of insurgent presidential campaigns—too much passion and too little sleep. You could hear it in his voice Monday morning talking to a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Livonia as the decibel level grew higher, the diction grew muddier, and the logorrhea grew more obvious. An open-ended question on Social Security prompted a nine-minute Santorum monologue. Challenged from the audience about whether he was too conservative for the general election, Santorum out of nowhere unleashed a vicious non sequitur: “They mock conservatives, that’s what the media does. They mock the...
  • Surprise! It Was Romney Backers That Pushed For Open Primary In Michigan

    02/28/2012 7:48:59 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies ^ | Feb 28, 2012 | Kurt Rand
    According to a Michigan Republican State Committee (MRSC) member, Romney backers in statewide Republican leadership roles, including the governor and attorney general, pushed for an open Michigan primary. These open primary rules allow voters to vote in either party’s primary without declaring any party affiliation. As the governing body of the state Republican Party in Michigan, the state committee every four years determines the methodology of awarding delegates in the presidential contest. Although Michigan voters are not registered according to party affiliation, political parties can take steps to make it more difficult for political opponents to have a say in...
  • PPP Monday Only Numbers MI GOP: Santorum 39 Romney 34 Paul 15 Gingrich 10

    02/27/2012 7:33:41 PM PST · by parksstp · 27 replies
    PPP Twitter feed ^ | 02-27-2012 | Public Policy Polling
    Our Monday only numbers of people who didn't already vote in Michigan: Santorum 41, Romney 31, Paul 16, Gingrich 9 Our Monday only numbers in Michigan: Santorum 39, Romney 34, Paul 15, Gingrich 10 Our combined 2 night tracking numbers in Michigan: Santorum 38, Romney 37, Paul 14, Gingrich 9
  • The Santorum forum pt VIII: Rick's Arizona and Michigan primary saints

    02/27/2012 6:05:37 PM PST · by mlizzy · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 2-25-12 | Tom O'Toole
    Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using the great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality... -Rick Santorum, from a speech to Ave Maria University in 2008 [Romanus] made a pilgrimage to the reputed spot of the martyrdom of St. Maurice, and...healed two lepers along the way. News of this miracle reached Geneva...and the bishop and all the townspeople turned out to greet him. -from Butler's Lives of the Saints on St. Romanus of Condat On the outbreak of the First World War....[Fr. Brottier] enrolled as a volunteer chaplain and spent over four years on the front. He flung...
  • Dem strategist’s robocall to Michigan Dems: Get out there tomorrow and vote for Rick Santorum

    02/27/2012 5:04:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2012 | Allahpundit
    <p>Kos said it was coming and now here it is. Chaos.</p> <p>Michigan Democratic strategist Joe DiSano has taken it upon himself to become a leading mischief maker.</p> <p>DiSano says he targeted nearly 50,000 Democratic voters in Michigan through email and a robo call to their homes, asking them to go to the polls Tuesday to vote for Rick Santorum in attempt to hurt Romney.</p>
  • PPP MI poll latest: encouraging sign for Santorum ...

    02/27/2012 3:40:40 PM PST · by lilyfreeper · 43 replies · 2+ views
    ppp ^ | ppp
    Started today's Michigan calls at 4 and so far seeing encouraging things for Santorum. Tomorrow may be a long night. Pretty sure Santorum will win election day voters tomorrow in MI, just a question of whether he can make up Romney's absentee lead. Our final Michigan numbers should be out between 10 and 11 tonight.
  • Help Defeat the Socialist Imposter Mitt Romney in Michigan

    It may be now or never. Romney must be defeated in Michigan. Above is a link to all of the newspapers in Michigan. Many of them you will find allow comments. If you want to be effective, go to some of those papers and post the conservative strategy to deal the mortal wound to the Romney campaign. Urge all conservatives to unite behind Rick Santorum in this state. If you would like, feel free to post my link elucidating upon the strategy at You can copy and paste whatever you want from there if you do not want to...
  • Obama’s Michigan Machinations

    02/27/2012 11:19:53 AM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | 27 Feb 2012 | Sasha Issenberg
    Cagey tactics that will make life difficult for Republicans on Tuesday. On Tuesday night, Barack Obama’s name will be on a Michigan ballot, but his campaign is doing everything it can to keep his supporters away from the polls. On previous Tuesdays when Republicans were voting, the re-election campaign made high-profile efforts to encourage Democrats to turn out and participate in party nominating contests in which Obama faced no serious competition. Obama organizers lured voters to Iowa caucus locations with a promise that the president would address attendees by teleconference, and Joe Biden did the same for New Hampshire house...
  • ARG Poll - Michigan (Santorum 36%, Romney 35%)

    02/27/2012 8:40:10 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    American Research Group ^ | 2/27/12 | staff
    Rick Santorum holds a slight lead heading into the Michigan Republican presidential primary. Santorum leads with 36% and is followed by Mitt Romney with 35%, Ron Paul with 15%, and Newt Gingrich with 8%. Santorum has lost 2 percentage points since a similar survey conducted February 21-22, 2012, while Romney has gained 1 percentage point. Romney now leads Santorum 38% to 37% among self-identified Republicans, followed by Gingrich with 11% and Paul with 9%. Among self-identified independents and Democrats, Santorum leads with 34%, followed by Romney with 30%, Paul with 25%, and Gingrich with 3%. Santorum leads Romney 36% to...
  • 2012 Michigan Republican Primary: Romney 38%, Santorum 36%

    02/27/2012 7:39:07 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/27/12 | staff
    Front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in a virtual tie with the former Massachusetts governor up by just two points as the Michigan Republican Primary race comes down to the wire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan, taken Sunday night, finds Romney will 38% support to Santorum’s 36%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich remain far behind with 11% and 10% of the vote respectively. One percent (1%) likes another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • PPP: Romney with edge in Michigan, crushing lead in Arizona

    02/27/2012 6:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 3+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    For a while after Rick Santorum’s sweep in early February, it appeared that Mitt Romney might be on the ropes in the Republican primary. Santorum once held a significant lead in Michigan and close to a tie in Arizona, and seemed poised for another multi-state upset. According to the latest polling from PPP in both states, though, the momentum has swung in the other direction. In PPP’s poll of Michigan, Romney has begun to edge Santorum one day ahead of their primary, but also with a significant lead in early voting: Mitt Romney’s taken a small lead over Rick Santorum...
  • Newt wants YOU to vote Santorum in Michigan (Opinion)

    02/27/2012 5:49:15 AM PST · by publius321 · 48 replies ^ | 2/27/2012 | Scott Ryan
    I heard Newt Gingrich say on Saturday that he expects Romney will likely have a good day on Tuesday. This I believe is Newt’s subtle way of releasing his supporters to vote for Rick Santorum in Michigan where he is polling 8% and also low in Arizona. Newt is sagacious enough to know that while he cannot ask his voters to do this, he knows that Santorum dealing Romney's campaign a mortal wound on Tuesday would be the best chance of making this a one on one race between himself (a strong conservative) and Santorum (a strong conservative). Mitt blew...
  • Santorum Retakes Lead in Michigan (Santorum 37%, Romney 35%)

    02/27/2012 5:38:14 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 110 replies · 5+ views ^ | 2/27/12 | staff
    With a strong, successful push over the weekend to move conservatives, especially social conservatives, back to him, Rick Santorum has re-taken the lead in the latest Mitchell/Rosetta Stone Poll of Michigan conducted for MIRS (Michigan Information & Research Service) Sunday night. The two front runners are still in a statistical dead heat, although Romney (35%) has lost his lead to Rick Santorum (37%) while Newt Gingrich (9%) and Ron Paul (8%) are locked in a battle for third place. Eleven percent remains undecided.
  • A Santorum win in Michigan could be chaos for GOP

    02/26/2012 5:50:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/26/2012 | John Whitesides
    The Republican presidential race faces a potential turning point on Tuesday in contests in Arizona and Michigan, where upstart Rick Santorum threatens to plunge an already unpredictable nominating battle into chaos. Mitt Romney, the former front-runner and presumed nominee, and Santorum are in a close race in Michigan, the state where Romney was raised and his father was an auto executive and popular governor. A Santorum win there would be a devastating blow to Romney, turning lingering doubts about his ability to win the allegiance of Republican primary voters into a deep panic in the party's senior ranks. "If Santorum...
  • REMAIN in ME "Show Me"I truly am your First Love [charismatic caucus]

    02/26/2012 9:42:28 AM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-26-12 | Jedediah
    Remain in Me ! "Show Me" I truly am your first love ! Have I taken you to the river to where you all belong ?! Have I placed in your hearts the beauty of song ?! Have I changed a visitation into an abide ?! Then why is it you forsake me and run and hide ? Is it that in my presence you do not know how to be , Quiet tranquil and just wait upon me ?! For if I am your Shepherd and truly pastor you in "your" ways , Then would it not behoove you...
  • Another typical Primary Season watching Fox News

    02/25/2012 9:25:59 PM PST · by publius321 · 16 replies ^ | 2/25/2012 | Scott Ryan
    I’m watching Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro. She personally seems to be impartial but she has this panel of three guests who are all dumping on Rick Santorum. They are mocking him for his stance on moral issues. The fact that Santorum is –doing well in the Michigan Polls is impressive – yet they are all talking about it as though it is a negative. They are acting, spinning this as though Santorum was the FAVORITE going into Michigan and he should be leading by a landslide! Following those three shills, her next guest was Joe Piscopo, who was the...
  • President Santorum - Cabinet Dream Team [UPDATE]

    02/25/2012 7:40:06 PM PST · by Dan.israel.2011 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    FReepers please post your President Rick Santorum Dream Team thoughts here. VP - Allen West or Marco Rubio Sec. Of Def Duncan Hunter Sr. not Jr. Or Jerry Boykin WH Press Sec Sarah Palin you betcha! Sec. Of State John Bolton ! Wow can you see the left explode! Fed Chair Herman Cain Sr. Advisor Newt if he helps Rick take out Romney WH Bathroom Cleaning Crew Chief Mitt Romney Attorney General Joe Arpaio Dept of Homeland Security - Gone - Now part of Justice Dept of Agriculture - Gone - Now a part of Interior. Dept of Health and...
  • Fact-Check: Did Romney Lie About Cardinal and Contraception During Wednesday Debate?

    02/24/2012 11:39:35 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 2/24/12 | Anonymous
    As readers know, if there is one thing that gets under our skin here at BCI, it is deception.  This one by former Gov. Romney about a situation here in Massachusetts affects how the country perceives values important to many Catholics, so BCI felt we could not let it sit without a response. In the Republican Presidential debate Wednesday evening at about 8:50pm or so, former Gov. Mitt Romney said he never infringed on the rights of Catholics as governor of Massachusetts by requiring the Catholic Church to provide morning-after pills to rape victims–it was “entirely voluntary” on the part...
  • Santorum Urges Michigan Voters To 'Shock the Country' [“We’ve Run A Moderate, We’ve Lost"]

    02/25/2012 12:56:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Santorum Urges Michigan Voters To 'Shock the Country' By Jonathan Easley - 02/25/12 Rick Santorum unloaded on Mitt Romney at the Americans for Prosperity Forum in Michigan on Saturday, in an aggressive speech that earned him a standing ovation as he urged the crowd to “shock the country” by voting for the “complete conservative.” Santorum had vaulted into the lead in national polls and in Michigan, following his surprising three-state caucus sweeps in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, but has faded after getting hammered at a debate in Arizona on Wednesday over his record as a senator. Romney has since overtaken...
  • Mitt Romney Won't Stop Talking About Michigan Trees

    02/25/2012 6:17:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 100 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/12 | Brent Lang
    The Republican presidential aspirant was at it again on Friday, praising the greenery of his birth state in advance of next week's primary. "This feels good, being back in Michigan,” Romney said during a speech in Detroit. “The trees are the right height. The streets are just right.” The latest bout of rhapsodizing almost perfectly echoes Romney’s earlier comments about the size of the Great Lake state’s timber earlier this week.
  • 'Car guy' Romney takes pitch to near empty stadium (Stadium debacle ridiculed overseas...)

    02/25/2012 5:15:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies · 2+ views
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | 2/25/12 | Radio Netherlandss
    White House hopeful Mitt Romney styled himself as a Michigan-bred "car guy" whose wife drives "a couple of Cadillacs" as he tried to woo Motor City voters ahead of a key primary. Giving what was billed as a major economic policy speech days before state Republicans choose their presidential nominee, Romney presented a plan to lower taxes and cut spending -- and insisted that he was the only candidate capable of beating Democrat Barack Obama in the November 6 presidential election. But the speech may be remembered more for its setting and Romney's off-hand remarks rather than its substance. Before...