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  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • Actress Mila Kunis: I will forever be proud of my vote for Obama (Bashes Middle America)

    09/07/2011 7:10:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/07/2011 | Tina Korbe
    She scored points with me when she accepted Sgt. Scott Moore’s invitation to the Marine Corps Ball, but, with her recent comments to the U.K.’s “Stylist” magazine, she lost that clout.“I love Barack Obama, I voted for him and I will forever be proud of my vote,” she said, before defending his performance during the debt ceiling debate. “I know that he [Obama] tried. I know because you keep reading these reports of him trying to compromise with the Tea Party and the Republican Party and trying to come to a 50/50 agreement. I don’t think it was one. I...
  • Wisconsin is free: Scott Walker for president

    02/19/2011 3:05:19 AM PST · by Scanian · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
    Perry used to be famous for his flirtation with talk of secession. Maybe we should encourage him to revisit it. Gail Collins, in The New York Times How about Wisconsin? Somewhere between the first cries of the Tea Party in February 2009 and the November election in 2010, the states in the middle of the continent suddenly came to realize what Texas and Alaska have known all along: They are free. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his party has been emboldened by massive protests against his controversial budget plan, The Hill reports. He says the demonstrators who filled the...
  • The Crisis of the Middle (The decline in marriage amplifies Middle Americas economic woes)

    12/10/2010 7:39:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/10/2010 | Rich Lowry
    The unemployment rate for people with a college degree or higher is 5 percent. If that were the rate for everyone, itd be the 1990s again. But college graduates are only 30 percent of the country. For the rest of the population, the jobs picture is grimmer. For people without a high-school degree, the unemployment rate is more than 15 percent. If that were the rate for everyone, itd be the 1930s again. The unemployment rates are part of a growing divergence between the fortunes of the college educated and the rest of the country, including proverbial Middle America. In...

    08/12/2009 3:26:58 PM PDT · by shield · 68 replies · 5,301+ views
    To The Point News ^ | August 12, 2009 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    It's starting to feel like 1995 all over again. For 64 years, the Democrats possessed a monopoly of power in the House of Representatives (the two interruptions in 1946 and 1952 when the GOP eked out a tiny majority then quickly lost it don't count). The Dems' arrogance and conviction they had a moral "divine right" to their monopoly doubled in size when the Pubs tore themselves apart in an internal power struggle, with newcomer Newt Gingrich replacing long-serving Bob "You've got to go along to get along" Michael as Minority Leader. The Dems laughed at Newt's "Contract With America"...
  • Megan Fox: If only we didnt have these white-trash Bible-beating hillbillies in middle America

    06/10/2009 9:35:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies · 16,176+ views
    Hotair ^ | 6/10/2009 | Allahpundit
    So says the girl from Tennessee who’s covered with garish tattoos. Sigh. Our straight male readers may consider this further proof of the cardinal rule of atheism: Anyone you worship is bound to let you down eventually. ---------------------------------------------------- The “Transformers” bombshell-cum-uninhibited philosophizer also contemplates — reluctantly — what she would say to Megatron to keep him from destroying the world. “I’d barter with him,” she muses to the July issue Total Film UK, “and say instead of the entire planet, can you just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America?” -------------------------------------------------------- Like...
  • Why Obama Is In Trouble

    09/12/2008 9:50:54 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 17 replies · 93+ views
    me | 9/12/08 | Knitting a Conundrum
    I know why Obama is in trouble. Non-political guys like my husband are all of a sudden excited! He's been reading news stories he finds to me. This morning, he told me "Palin has the most charisma of any leader he's seen since JFK." He's come a long way. He still won't say anything really positive about Reagan, but when he said that, my mouth dropped open. It's reactions like that all over the country which are being reflected in the polls. Way to go!
  • Obama's hope fades--- Middle America won't buy his hype and leftist ideology

    08/30/2008 5:02:55 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 35 replies · 207+ views
    Edmonton Sun ^ | August 30, 2008 | SALIM MANSUR
    Barack Hussein Obama acclaimed at the Democratic convention in Denver as the party's nominee for the presidency of the United States is a historic milestone for the great republic. There is little doubt that the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. for the day when Americans "will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character" arrived a while ago. A non-white American likely would have been elected president in 1996 if Colin Powell had not declined to seek the Republican nomination. Yet the question hanging over the Democrats leaving Denver is this:...
  • Barack Obama Explains Our Bitterness

    04/14/2008 5:42:34 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 13 replies · 81+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | April 14, 2008 | Nathaniel Shockey
    People who are proud to point out their certainty about everything generally shouldnt run for president. Because no one has it all figured out. Perhaps the worst part of this unfortunate situation is political rallies. A bunch of people crowd around a person running for office who explains to them what their emotions really are and why they are experiencing them. And everyone is supposed to leave saying, Wow. This guy really gets me. It looks like someones finally going to add some zeroes to my bank account and heal this pesky rash on my calf. And thats what was...

    07/20/2006 11:11:04 AM PDT · by FARS · 4 replies · 469+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18th, 2006 | Staff
    An Internet poll sponsored by reveals that more than nine out of 10 Americans believe the New York Times should be prosecuted for disclosing a secret U.S. program that tracked financial transactions of terror suspects. A huge majority of respondents also think the Bush administrations surveillance programs to fight terrorism are justified even if they infringe on civil liberties. Another disturbing fact is that most NewsMax readers would allow civil liberties to be curtailed to help the government fight terrorism. NewsMax will provide the results of this poll to major media and share them with radio talk show...
  • THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: UN must apologise

    06/10/2006 12:37:20 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 26 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 10, 2006 | Staff
    It was probably inevitable that the simmering tensions between the United Nations and America would eventually boil over in public.But no one thought that the buttoned-up world of international diplomacy would produce the very public slanging match now taking place between Mark Malloch Brown, the British Deputy UN Secretary-General, and John Bolton, the Bush Administration's arch hawk and ambassador to the UN. The trouble started when Mr Malloch Brown told a group of prominent Democrats - including Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton's former secretary of state - that the Administration was guilty of allowing "too much unchecked UN-bashing and stereotyping". The...
  • Hispanics Chase Jobs to Middle America (Latinos Moving to Jobs, Study Finds)

    03/07/2006 10:51:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies · 1,183+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/7/06 | Stephen Ohlemacher - ap
    WASHINGTON - Heartland communities with jobs to offer are becoming magnets for Hispanics, who now account for half the nation's population growth. Hispanics in the U.S. both recent immigrants and people born here are moving beyond traditional ports of entry in large numbers, boosting the populations of states such as North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Indiana, a study by the Brookings Institution shows. And they are heading not only to big cities; many are moving to historically white, non-Hispanic suburbs, said William Frey, a demographer at Brookings and the author of the study, which is being released Tuesday....
  • The Matter with Kansas Can Be Understood at Woolworth's

    09/23/2005 7:37:16 AM PDT · by Valin · 27 replies · 1,456+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 9/23/05 | Lee Harris
    Not long ago, while waiting to meet some friends for dinner, I dropped into a bookstore where I happened to glance through the political bestseller, What's the Matter With Kansas? -- a title borrowed from a once famous article by a once famous editor, William Allen White. I didn't buy the book, nor did I have enough time to read very much of it. But, then, who needs to read very much of any bestseller nowadays? Thanks to the thoughtful tendency of modern publishing houses to restrict themselves to publishing books that can be summed up in a single sentence,...
  • U.N. reaches out to win back middle America

    03/13/2005 10:29:13 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 43 replies · 1,088+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 14, 2005 | Audrey Hudson
    The United Nations is out of touch with most Americans, who think the beleaguered organization has abandoned its mission to keep peace and protect human rights around the world, says U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's chief of staff. "In a very real way, we seem to have lost touch with the great middle in America, a middle which very much believes in the aspirational ideas of the U.N. ... and who feel that we've drifted away from a commitment to human rights, a commitment to help the poor of the world," Mark Malloch Brown said yesterday. The United Nations is under...
  • So where does the shifting political landscape leave Democrats?(out of luck,touch,and power!)

    12/30/2004 6:22:28 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 693+ views
    So where does the shifting political landscape leave Democrats? Should they elect pro-life, pro-gun, pro-war presidential candidates? Not necessarily. But they may consider doing something radical: supporting candidates in Middle America that represent the viewpoints of... well, Middle America. Zell Miller is right. The Democratic Party is a national party no more. But give Ed Gilliespie, Ken Mehlman or myself the keys of the DNC for four years and we could once again put Democrats in power in the House and Senate. That's because Republicans understand middle America-national Democrats don't. Maybe if the Party of FDR listened more to Peter...
  • Election reveals rifts in rural Massachusetts

    11/14/2004 2:22:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies · 3,725+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 14, 2004 | Anna Badkhen, Chronicle Staff Writer
    ........At Baldie's Pizza in Lakeville, owner and Kerry supporter Michael Mastrangelo, 48, said he won't talk politics with his mostly Republican customers. "They're the majority. We're the minority," Mastrangelo shrugged, adding, dismissively, before he disappeared in the kitchen: "Bush won. It's not a big deal. Our deficit will continue to grow. Our troops will continue to die." "But you support our troops, right?" interrupted his daughter, Christina Mastrangelo, 23. Her boyfriend is a Marine in Iraq, and although she voted for Kerry, she said there must be "something right about Bush" that made most U.S. troops cast their ballots for...
  • Why Democrats are tagged as the party without values

    11/10/2004 5:34:58 AM PST · by blitzgig · 32 replies · 1,265+ views ^ | 11/9/04 | Dennis Prager
    According to The New York Times, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, reflecting on her party's recent losses in the presidential, Senate and House elections, asked: "How did a party that is filled with people with values -- and I am a person with values -- get tagged as the party without values?" As one who was raised a Democrat and became a Republican only 10 years ago, I would like to answer Gov. Napolitano's question as honestly as she posed it. Gov. Napolitano, your party does indeed have very many people with values in it. But the Democratic Party is no...
  • Is America Lost Or Just Liberals? (David Limbaugh On Liberals' Disconnect With Middle America)

    11/08/2004 9:29:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 1,043+ views ^ | 11/09/04 | David Limbaugh
    Many liberals are beside themselves. Things were bearable when they could delude themselves into blaming their loss of power on a "stolen" election. But with this decisive defeat, they're thinking, "It's not our America anymore." As New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote, "But what troubled me yesterday was my feeling that this election was tipped because of an outpouring of support for George Bush by people who don't just favor different policies than I do -- they favor a whole different kind of America. We don't just disagree on what America should be doing; we disagree on what America...
  • Why Kerry didn't make it in "Middle America"

    11/06/2004 12:56:43 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 33 replies · 2,356+ views
    email ^ | 11/06/04 | email
    A cowboy was herding his cattle in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in an YSL suit, Fendi shoes, Bulgari sunglasses & an Armani tie leans out the window and asks the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?" The cowboy looks at the man, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?" The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer,...
  • Democrats in Red States: Just Regular Guys

    08/21/2004 12:06:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies · 3,754+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 22, 2004 | TIMOTHY EGAN
    MISSOULA, Mont. Sitting among the prized huckleberry jams and manicured hogs of the Western Montana State Fair, the lone representative of the Democratic Party tried to blend in. With his jeans and rawhide face, Geoff Badenoch certainly looked the part. And as a native of Glendive, in the wind-seared ranching country of eastern Montana, he talked the part. But there was the matter of that scarlet D attached to his booth. It made him stick out like someone eating corn on the cob with a fork. As one of the poorest states in the country with a long tradition...
  • Middle America, My A**

    08/07/2004 1:10:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies · 1,453+ views ^ | 8/7/04 | Doug Giles
    When I hear John Kerry and John Edwards try to pawn off on the American public that they are defenders of middle class Americans veritable ubermen for us struggling underdogs yes, advocates of our values, fears and needs. I wonder, what time does The Three Stooges come on? Im not buying their rhetoric or the happy, hugging and grinning, lets eat at Wendys shtick they threw our way last week either. What did they expect us to do when we viewed their temporary make over? Elbow our wife and say, Look Arlene, theyre just like us, they eat at...
  • President comes to our towns (my Angel's home town)

    07/31/2004 10:57:54 PM PDT · by Diplomat · 3 replies · 563+ views
    The Times Reporter, Copley News Service ^ | Sunday, August 1, 2004 | PAUL M. KRAWZAK
    Thousand of supporters lined the streets, waving flags and holding up signs as President Bush made a campaign side trip through Dover and New Philadelphia. A much smaller number of protesters also staked out the route Saturday. During the ride through Dover, Bush stopped at the Eiler Candy Shop to trade banter with employees, sign autographs and buy candy. How is everybody? he asked. Anybody hungry? After scrutinizing the candy display, the president purchased chocolate-covered caramels.
  • Ingrahams Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABCs The View Crew

    11/11/2003 4:57:14 PM PST · by OESY · 31 replies · 623+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | November 10, 2003 | Brent Baker
    Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham received a hostile reaction last week from crew on ABCs daytime show, The View, to the premise of her new book, Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America. Other than Rachel Campos, one of three finalists auditioning to join the show permanently, the co-hosts were all appalled by Ingrahams contention that elites on the coasts are out of touch with the heartland. When Ingraham argued that the Democratic Party is not connecting with the people who are its logical constituents, from the South and from the...
  • Ingraham's Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABC's The View Crew (Transcript)

    11/10/2003 3:50:16 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 68 replies · 2,214+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday November 10, 2003 | BrentBaker
    MRC analyst Jessica Anderson took down Ingraham's session on the November 4 The View. Star Jones: "Now, first of all, the title of the book is 'Shut Up and Sing.' Now, it's an explanation of how the 'elites' -- which I can't stand that word -- from Hollywood, Washington and the United Nations are subverting America. What exactly do you mean, Laura?" Ingraham: "We're supposed to have government of the people, by the people and for the people, and there are elites in this country who are Republicans and Democrats -- Hollywood just comprises one small section of that. The...
  • Where do women out-earn men? Hint: not a city.

    08/01/2003 1:22:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 214+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 1, 2003 | Laurent Belsie
    n a handful of the nation's counties, the typical full-time working woman now earns more than her male counterpart - sometimes a lot more, according to census figures released this week. One might expect to find these bastions of gender enlightenment in, say, Massachusetts (rated "best for women" last year by one women's group) or Minnesota (home of the nation's first pay-equity law for state government workers). Instead, they're nestled in rural places few people have visited. And they're led by a small, no-stoplight county called, of all things, King, and located in a patch of north Texas where men...
  • June 6, 2002 Mainstream Media Moments

    06/06/2002 9:42:26 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 17 replies · 248+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | June 6, 2002 | Larry Leonard
    (1) Postville (PBS Docu-ganda) (2)Cho and Chang (3) Mt. Hood Tragedy (4) NARAL Commercial (5) The Catholic Homosexual (6) 60 Minutes and the Three Strike Law (7) Our Heros: Who Knew What When June 6, 2002, PBS, (1:55 A.M.) the program is called "Postville," and is about a midwestern small town that during the 90's experienced a double cultural shock. First came an immigration of Jews from (mostly) New York City. They bought a closed-down packing plant and turned it into a kosher packing plant. Next came the Hispanic workers they brought in to do the work. The dilemma that...