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  • Donald Trump Launches Blatantly Anti-Semitic Attack Against Hillary Clinton

    07/02/2016 4:04:14 PM PDT · by Bratch · 266 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 2, 2016 | Sam Levine and Sam Stern
    Donald Trump tweeted a blatantly anti-Semitic image Saturday morning, causing an immediate backlash online and further confirming the Republican nominee is willing to sink to depths well beyond usual, acceptable bounds of politics. The tweet, posted at roughly 8:30 a.m., featured a picture of Hillary Clinton pasted over a backdrop of $100 bills with a six-pointed star — the Jewish Star of David — next to her face. “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” the star read. THE HUFFINGTON POST This is not a dog whistle. It’s not subtle. It is anti-Semitic imagery aimed at a candidate who isn’t even Jewish.    
  • Ted Cruz's Canadian, Goldman Sachs values

    01/18/2016 4:03:54 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    Mofo Politics ^ | Jan. 17, 2016 | MP
    In the back-and-forth over "New York values", Team Cruz is now circulating a video of Trump espousing more liberal positions, 17 years ago.It worth noting, however, that Ted Cruz espoused more liberal positions– in some cases– just 17 weeks ago…Green Cards In 2013, Cruz proposed doubling "the overall worldwide green card caps from 675,000 visas per year to 1.35 million per year (not including refugees and asylum-seekers)."He flip-flopped in 2015. Guest Workers In 2013, Cruz proposed raising the number of H-1Bs from 65,000 to 325,000.He flip-flopped in 2015. Amnesty In 2013, Cruz proposed an amendment “to provide a legal...
  • The Scalise Mess and the GOP Insider Culture - The Republican establishment drops the bal

    01/06/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "....................All this tells a considerable amount about what passes for the unremarkable inside the Washington establishment. For Feehery spends his time continually attacking conservatives. There was this open letter attack on Rush Limbaugh in Politico in which he snarked:Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to...

    12/31/2014 9:32:16 AM PST · by Bratch · 54 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 31, 2014 | John Hayward
    Hey, remember how the biggest story in every mainstream media outlet yesterday was the shattering revelation that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke to a group with ties to the odious white supremacist David Duke in 2002? Ancillary stories blossomed with lightning speed throughout the day, spreading across the front pages like fractal patterns blooming on a computer screen saver: the latest comments from Scaliese, reactions from other Republican leaders, calls for his doom from top Democrats, hard-hitting political analysis from veteran correspondents about whether the embattled Republican could possibly survive this devastating scandalHave you checked the big news...
  • Homes raided, subpoenas issued targeting conservative groups and allies of Scott Walker

    11/18/2013 2:54:44 PM PST · by topher · 34 replies ^ | 11-18-2013 | November 18, 2013
    In Wisconsin, dozens of conservative groups and allies of Gov. Scott Walker are undergoing political intimidation from the left at the hands of a special prosecutor. Subpoenas have been issued demanding correspondence and donor information of right-leaning organizations and individuals and raids have been conducted resulting in law enforcement officers taking computers and files in a secret investigation, according to reports. In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders, the Wall Street Journal writes.
  • MK Strook: Likud Mudslinging Continues

    03/02/2013 3:24:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK Orit Strook (Bayit Yehudi) responded to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's hinted attack on her party with a counterattack Saturday night. "The taste of the Likud's mudslinging campaign has not yet dissipated," she wrote on her Facebook page. "It would be proper for Likud to apologize before the religious Zionist settlement enterprise instead of moralizing to it. "Instead of wondering about our Zionist, values-based connection with Yesh Atid, Likud would do better to explain to its voters the justification of joining with Tzipi Livni and Amir Peretz of all people." Prime Minister Netanyahu hinted Saturday that Bayit Yehudi was engaged...
  • NBC's Curry: Santorum About to Go Through 'Meat Grinder;'

    01/05/2012 9:46:29 PM PST · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 05, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    On Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry predicted that following his strong finish in Iowa, Rick Santorum was "about to face the meat grinder of tough scrutiny for the first time." Turning to Meet the Press host David Gregory, she wondered: "So is he going to have to change his conservative message as he's looking...into New Hampshire, which is a much less conservative state, David?" Gregory suggested some lines of attack: "Well, he's going to be under a very intense scrutiny by the other could go back about apparent contradictions between small government conservativism and some of his activism....
  • The truth of the matter is that Herman Cain was only guilty of the following

    12/04/2011 2:07:27 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 51 replies
    Vanity | 12-4-2011 | trueblackman
    Now that both political establishments and the media has driven Herman Cain from the race for the GOP Nomination with empty allegations, that did not measure up to any smell test, the truth of the matter is that Cain was driven from the race because he was not part of the political elite class on both sides along with the media that has selected out candidates since 1993. When Cain first entered the race, both political establishments asked, "Why was he even in the race having never held public office," but even as his unconventional campaign started to appeal to...
  • For Herman Cain, the campaign all but over

    12/01/2011 4:44:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1,2011 | SHANNON McCAFFREY
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Herman Cain is still campaigning for president. But by most measures, his White House bid is all but over. His standing in polls is cratering. Supporters are wavering if not fleeing. Fundraising is suffering.And, these days, the former pizza company executive is less a serious candidate than the butt of late-night comedy jokes after a string of accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior and, now, an allegation of a 13-yearlong extramarital affair."His chance at winning the presidency are effectively zero," said Dave Welch, a Republican strategist who worked on both of John McCain's presidential bids.
  • Herman Cain atty Lin Wood: Media is "participating in the deterioration of the political process"

    12/01/2011 9:39:29 PM PST · by Fred · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 120111 | Piers Morgan
    Herman Cain attorney Lin Wood is a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening, in an exclusive interview in the wake of the latest accusation aimed at his client. "What I find naive is the failure on the part of members of the media to be asking the tough questions of the accuser, someone who has, obviously a troubled past," Wood tells Piers Morgan. "Why don't you look at yourself, Piers, and the members of your media?"
  • We Just Witnessed The Medias Test Run To Re-Elect Barack Obama

    11/30/2011 8:11:58 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/20/2011 | William Jacobson
    If Republicans want to know exactly what not to do to win in 2012, then follow advice similar to that offered by David Frum as to why Sarah Palin should stop talking now about the false accusations that she was responsible for the Tucson shooting:**snip**It does not matter whether you support Palin for President, whether you think she is electable, or even whether you like her. This is not about Palin, it is about the mainstream medias desire to have Barack Obama re-elected at any cost and to take down any Republican candidate who stands in the way.
  • Former Business Partner: Ginger White Never Mentioned Herman Cain

    11/29/2011 1:35:58 PM PST · by Fred · 202 replies
    ABC News ^ | 112911 | LAURA REDDY
    The female bodybuilder who once ran a bicycle business with latest Herman Cain accuser Ginger White says the Atlanta woman never mentioned the Republican presidential candidate, who she says was her lover for 13 years. "His name has never come up," said Kimberly Vay, who told ABC News that she and White were former business partners. But Vay, who filed and won a libel lawsuit against White, refused to comment directly when asked whether she considers White's accusations about Cain credible. "When you see the details of my lawsuit," said Vay, "they will speak for themselves." She then referred ABC...
  • Bill OReilly On New Allegation: I Dont Think Herman Cain Can Survive Any More Of This

    11/28/2011 8:58:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 216 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | Nov.28, 2011 | Frances Martel
    While Newt Gingrichs unexpected rise to the top of the Republican primary ladder had taken the spotlight off of the numerous sexual allegations against Herman Cain for some time, but that problem came barreling back into headlines today as Cain himself broke the news of a new accusation: a thirteen-year affair. On tonights Factor, Bill OReilly had some pessimistic remarks on the matter, wondering whether Herman Cain can survive any more of this. Joined by panelists Leslie Marshall and Janine Turner, OReilly noted that on his program they were not going to get into this, meaning the details of the...
  • Cains wife: My husband respects women (Gloria Cain Speaks, Defends Husband. Watch Video)

    11/14/2011 10:15:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Gloria Cain has broken her silence on allegations against her husband and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual misconduct while at the National Restaurant Association. Mrs. Cain will appear on Greta van Susteren’s On the Record tonight in a prerecorded interview, insisting that “my husband respects women,” and that he would have to have a “split personality” for these charges to be true. Fox has offered a preview of Mrs. Cain’s remarks, which other news services have also picked up: Gloria Cain, wife of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, says claims of sex harassment against her husband left her...
  • I Forgive Herman Cain, the Only Conservative Left

    11/04/2011 2:53:12 AM PDT · by EBH · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/4/11 | James Lewis
    Judge not, lest ye be judged. Not a bad rule of thumb. Being alive means making mistakes. Growing up means understanding that fact, and taking responsibility. Bad actors never take responsibility. Barack Obama honestly believes he's never made a mistake since getting elected; it's one of the few things I think he really means. Honestly. That's why I kind of like Herman Cain's response to the media thugs. Cain isn't playing their game. I hope he checkmates them, move after move. Never play by their rules. Always set your own rules, or they will kill you. You can see their...
  • Herman Cain, Amazing Grace Under Fire

    11/03/2011 4:49:57 AM PDT · by radioone · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-3-11 | Jay Clarke
    If you are a conservative and a minority, watch out. Liberals and the liberal media are out to get you. Just ask Herman Cain. We've seen it before. And Americans are sick and tired of it. The character assassination of conservatives is standard operating procedure for the liberal, progressive media. This stems from a particular form of demented thinking that seems to afflict the majority of liberals and progressives. In his book "The Liberal Mind, the Psychological Causes of Political Madness," board certified forensic psychiatrist Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. details his view that liberals do indeed suffer from a form...
  • Gov Rick Perry Supporter and pollster for a SuperPAC that supports Perry is the Herman Cain source

    11/02/2011 6:14:32 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 492 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 11/2/11 | Greta Susteren
    I don't know if there is more than one source or not, but, according to Politico, Chris Wilson, a Governor Perry supporter and pollster for the super PAC that supports Governor Perry, worked at the National Restaurant Association and is the (a?) source for the Cain/sexual harassment story. He said the episode of harassment occurred in a public restaurant in the 1990's and that many people knew about it. What is WEIRD about the Politico story and Chris Wilson, is that Chris Wilson would not or did not say what happened. The only reason that omission catches my attention is...
  • Cain: I was falsely accused of sexual harassment at trade group (Watch FOX News VIDEO)

    10/31/2011 9:48:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Herman Cain acted swiftly to put an end to speculation over the story about sexual-harassment claims during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association. After a few hours of confused response, Cain admitted that he had been accused, but falsely, of inappropriate conduct. He claimed that an investigation of those accusations showed at the time that they were “baseless,” and he seemed surprised by the news that the trade group settled the claims. “I hope it wasn’t for much,” Cain told Fox News, “because nothing happened”: “I have never sexually harassed anyone, but yes, I was falsely accused while I...
  • Hermanator at the eye of the storm

    10/31/2011 6:33:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/11 | Justin Sink
    Not many presidential candidates would break into a gospel song of forgiveness and redemption for a packed room of reporters who have spent the day doggedly inquiring about allegations of sexual harassment. But not many candidates are Herman Cain. The Republican presidential contender spent a whirlwind Monday grappling with potentially devastating reports that he behaved in an inappropriate sexual manner toward two women who worked for him when he was president of the National Restaurant Association. Both women were reportedly offered, and accepted, settlement proposals that included five-figure payouts and confidentiality agreements, according to reports. But that news, which would...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Cain Hit-Piece Article JournoList Martin a "Punk" on Beck Show (Rewind)

    10/31/2011 12:15:11 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn Beck Show Oct. 2010 via YouTube ^ | 31 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    This guy--who slammed Herman Cain yesterday--tried to get Sarah Palin, too. She called him a "punk" on Glenn Beck's Radio show nearly one full year ago. @ 00:48, and further exposes Politico's method of hatchet jobs and then not retracting nor accepting responsibility afterwards when proven WRONG. PALIN CLIP HERE ON JONATHAN MARTIN. Furthermore, this Jonathan Martin (Politico) individual, we have come to find out was:a) Almost nominated to be in the top 10 of a list of worst liberal journalists in the United States. Helen Thomas went on to claim the top spot.b) Was exposed as member of the...
  • Terrified Liberals Accuse Herman Cain of "Inappropriate Behavior" With "Two Women" (Lubbock Online)

    10/30/2011 10:19:37 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 69 replies
    Lubbock Online ^ | 31 October 2011 | Mr. Conservative / Lubbock Online
    Terrified Democrats moved into full attack mode against Herman Cain on Sunday. Politico reported “two women” in the 1990s “accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior.” The accusations are thus far vague, non-sourced, unsubstantiated, and reminiscent of the viscous Democratic attacks on Clarence Thomas. Herman Cain came out on top in the Des Moines Register poll released Saturday night. The Hill reported, Businessman Herman Cain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are the front-runners for the Republican presidential nomination in Iowa, according to a Des Moines Register poll released Saturday night. Cain, who has shot to the top of national polls...
  • Mudslinging at the Bachmanns (Not now America Dear, I have a Headache)

    07/25/2011 7:41:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/25/2011 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Michele Bachmann gives me a headache. But its not the Minnesota congresswoman herself who is to blame for the pain. Its so many of the stories about her and her husband. See or hear her name these days and you will probably be in for some head-pounding disappointment from the story that follows. But if it was about the former governor of Minnesota worming his way out of a comment that was beneath him, at least that was an improvement over the week before and the outrageous youre-so-gay dance led by MSNBC. (If only it were The Last Word.) Thats...
  • Delaware GOP Suggests Tea Party Senate Challenger Is a 'Liar'

    09/04/2010 3:06:55 AM PDT · by topher · 36 replies ^ | September 3, 2010
    ... O'Donnell is trying to replicate the kind of Tea Party upset that rocked the Alaska GOP Senate primary last week by casting her more established Republican opponent, longtime Delaware Rep. Mike Castle, as a moderate disloyal to conservative principles. ... That level of intra-party rhetoric is unusual even in a tense election year that has mainstream Republicans increasingly jittery over the recent success of Tea Party-backed challengers. ... O'Donnell and her Republican Party foes are going back and forth over a series of other accusations. ... O'Donnell has addressed these allegations point-by-point on her website ( ). She...
  • 'Raghead' Haley comment the latest flap in S.C. race

    06/05/2010 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 1,424+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2010 | Seanna Adcox (Associated Press)
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A GOP lawmaker hoping to be the state's first female governor is getting publicity for all the wrong reasons. First a political blogger said he and Rep. Nikki Haley had an inappropriate physical relationship when he worked for her in 2007. Then a lobbyist said he had a one-night stand with her in a Salt Lake City hotel room during a school choice conference. On Thursday, state Sen. Jake Knotts used an ethnic slur to refer to Haley, whose parents immigrated from India.
  • The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany: an exhaustive survey of John Toland's biography of Hitler

    05/14/2009 1:24:52 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 39 replies · 1,200+ views
    Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography | 1992 | John Toland
    Preface: The below quotes are reproduced from John Toland's Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography, New York: Anchor Publishing, 1992. ISBN 0-385-42053-6. I have endeavored to reproduce every instance where Toland speaks of Catholics, the Catholic Church, the Vatican, Pope Pius XI, and Pope Pius XII in the context of Hitler and Hitler's Germany. I've done this in hopes of providing a historical perspective on the interactions the Catholic Church had with Nazi Germany and Hitler, at least from the POV of author John Toland's work. I've provided the year the citation occurs in, the page number, and enough of the...
  • Palin bucks pressure in Supreme Court appointment (appoints female + pro-choice Supreme)

    03/05/2009 7:42:22 PM PST · by ASOC · 106 replies · 5,550+ views
    (snip)...Christen's application included her membership in several charitable groups, including some from her past, but did not mention that she was on the board of Planned Parenthood in the mid-1990s. The organization, which didn't provide abortions in Alaska until 2003, is now on the opposite side of a Palin-supported bill to require girls under 17 to get parental consent for an abortion. (snip)
  • MSNBC retracts false Palin story; others duped

    11/12/2008 8:40:24 PM PST · by SmithL · 104 replies · 4,752+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/12/8 | DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK, (AP) -- MSNBC was the victim of a hoax when it reported that an adviser to John McCain had identified himself as the source of an embarrassing story about former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the network said Wednesday. David Shuster, an anchor for the cable news network, said on air Monday that Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, had come forth and identified himself as the source of a Fox News Channel story saying Palin had mistakenly believed Africa was a country instead of a continent. Eisenstadt identifies himself on a blog as a senior fellow at...
  • Larry King Featuring Outrageous Mudslinging Dems Against Sarah

    09/01/2008 9:41:20 PM PDT · by Williams · 147 replies · 641+ views
    Larry King Live | 9/2/08
    This is ugly, this fat faced Schulz guy is calling Sarah Palin a bad mother ("Good landscapers usually have beautiful lawns at home") and playing the dem "republican hypocricy" game. Larry King is joining in by demanding that the republican guests state whether Sarah Palin is "better than Kay Bailey Hutchinson". This is indeed "Mrs Smith goes to Washington". We're about at the part of the movie where the evil political bosses are hurting children to shut up Jimmy Stewart, I mean Sarah palin. But this isn't a movie. These guests obviously did not get the Obama memo that family...
  • Those mudslinging Democrats

    08/21/2008 3:58:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 119+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/21/8 | Debra J. Saunders
    In politics, everyone wants to be seen as a mudslinging virgin - who, like King Lear, is "more sinned against than sinning." Toward that end, Democrats have crafted the conceit that Republicans are attack dogs, while Democratic candidates are not sufficiently ruthless. After years of calling President Bush every name in the book, the left nonetheless manages to see itself as the victim in the smear game. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama knows how to play to that conceit. In a speech before a Veterans of Foreign Wars gathering in Florida on Tuesday, Obama went into woe-is-me mode as he...
  • Obama's Detestable Dirty Tricks

    01/18/2008 1:24:33 PM PST · by america4vr · 38 replies · 901+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 16, 2008 | Alice Miles
    What a shame that a contest that has the world gripped, that is transforming international opinion of the United States, that has shown America in its best and most brilliant light, threatens to descend into a pathetic slanging match over race. On Monday Hillary Clinton called for a truce reminding everyone that Senator Obama and I are on the same side. Hear hear. But how did it come to this? The thin catalogue of complaints against the Clinton campaign from the Obama campaign were unfounded, manipulative and self-indulgent. At best they called into question the oversensitivity of Mr Obama, at...
  • Clinton sharpens attack on Obama's experience

    11/20/2007 3:31:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 710+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 20, 2007 | Kay Henderson
    DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton sharpened her attacks on Tuesday on rival Barack Obama's experience, a day after a poll showed her falling slightly behind him in Iowa. Six weeks before Iowa kicks off the state-by-state battle for the 2008 Democratic nomination, Clinton questioned Obama's claim that living in a foreign country as a youth helped shape his world view and contribute to his experience. "Voters will judge whether living in a foreign country at the age of 10 prepares one to face the big, complex international challenges the next president will face," Clinton said...
  • Liberals' "Bar" Tab: $508, 950.00 and Running

    07/28/2007 10:17:19 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 8 replies · 823+ views
    Redstate ^ | 07/28/2007
    With the new majority raising the bar on ethics, new directions for America, and faith in Government, we should all be grateful for the lengths to which they will go to bastardize the Constitution and destroy the intended functions of the Executive branch. I happen to have come across (THIS) little beauty from the Tony Snow press briefing of 25 July. Consider what the Dims are doing with YOUR money over this non-scandal, solely for the purpose of keeping bad Bush press in the fore so you won't notice that they CONTINUE to accomplish a whole lotta NOTHING in their...
  • Digital Mudslinging: Politicking on the Net

    11/04/2006 5:36:48 AM PST · by RevTom · 200+ views
    Businessweek ^ | 11/02/2006 | Douglas MacMillan
    Campaign Solutions is working on behalf of Republican Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, creating a series of microsites aimed at needling Santorum's opponent, Bob Casey Jr., a Democrat. "The point was to poke fun at Bob Casey and to raise some ire," she says. Campaign Solution's Detective Site and Western Site, both of which can be accessed from, use playfully themed graphics to drive home what Santorum believes to be Casey's Achilles' heel: a history of conspicuous absence from public dialogue.
  • Va. Senate race heats up over flag burning (Future Loser WEBB calls Allen a coward)

    06/28/2006 4:18:22 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 52 replies · 885+ views
    The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | June 28, 2006 | Bob Lewis
    Republican Sen. George Allen (news, bio, voting record) attacked his Democratic challenger's opposition to a flag-burning amendment, and James Webb retaliated by calling Allen a coward who sat out the Vietnam War "playing cowboy at a dude ranch in Nevada." The statement by a senior adviser to Webb, a decorated veteran and former secretary of the Navy, went to extraordinary lengths to question Allen's fortitude, even repeatedly using the middle name the senator detests and never uses, Felix. "While Jim Webb and others of George Felix Allen Jr.'s generation were fighting for our freedoms and for our symbols of freedom...
  • Mudslinging begins in 50th District race

    02/05/2006 9:39:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 395+ views
    North County Times ^ | 2/5/06 | William Finn Bennett
    NORTH COUNTY ---- For the last few months, Republican political consultants, campaign managers and others have been predicting the 50th Congressional District race to replace former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham would turn into a mudslinging free-for-all. In the wake of Cunningham's resignation in November after pleading guilty to taking millions in bribes, the number of candidates grew to 14 as of late last week. And the more the competition increased, the more likely it became that dirty politics would come into play, those political observers predicted. It appears the pundits may have been right. In recent days, two so-called...
  • Dirt-Digging Delay (Alito Delay Could Come Back to Haunt GOP)

    11/05/2005 12:11:30 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 132 replies · 2,588+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 5, 2005 | The Editors
    Supreme Court: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., announced that the confirmation process for Judge Samuel Alito will be the longest in more than 14 years. Advantage: mudslingers. Former Pennsylvania Rep. Pat Toomey came within a hairsbreadth of beating incumbent Specter for the Republican nomination last year, and there was a big reason: fears that, as the new Judiciary chairman, the socially liberal senator would sabotage President Bush's promise to appoint justices in the mold of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Now the worries about Specter are coming true. In spite of the White House request to wrap up...
  • Kerry Step-son: Jewish Lobby Too Powerful

    10/31/2004 8:23:06 PM PST · by no dems · 56 replies · 1,506+ views ^ | 10-31-04 | Carl Limbacher / NewsMax Staff
    Kerry Stepson: Jewish Lobby Too Powerful John Kerry's stepson, Chris Heinz, complained at a recent campaign stop that Jews have too much influence on the U.S. presidential election. "One of the things I've noticed is the Israel lobby," the ketchup heir said, in quotes picked up Sunday by the New York Post. Heinz complained that Israel was being treated as "the 51st state, sort of a swing state." In more overheated rhetoric first reported by Philadelphia magazine, Heinz called Bush supporters "our enemies" and said that if he ran his stepfather's campaign, the attacks on President Bush would get even...
  • Reality Challenged?!

    10/27/2004 7:56:11 AM PDT · by DIM1 · 9 replies · 578+ views
    WT, Drudge, Cato, MTV "Rock-The-Vote, | Various | Various
    I'm sure all these issues have been covered already - but I thought it might be helpful to compile some of the more current ones together in one place along with some sources. All the best! DIM1 Reality Challenged?! The Democratic Presidential Campaign at the Finish LineOr: Through the Looking Glass with John and John These last few days: 1. "It Wasnt There Again Today, Missing Iraqi Munitions Were and (still are) Missing Again What They Said: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 Posted: 1:45 AM EDT (0545 GMT) Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry immediately seized on the information to...
  • Indisputable Proof the CBS/Rather Memos are Forgeries!

    09/12/2004 11:37:49 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 43 replies · 2,327+ views
    FlounderCraft Ltd. ^ | JOSEPH M. NEWCOMER, PH.D.
    "I am one of the pioneers of electronic typesetting. I was doing work with computer typesetting technology in 1972 (it actually started in late 1969), and I personally created one of the earliest typesetting programs for what later became laser printers, personally created computer fonts, and helped create programs that created computer fonts." "I was a certified Adobe PostScript developer" " I have written about Microsoft Windows font technology in a book I co-authored, and taught courses in it. I therefore assert that I am a qualified expert in computer typography." "The probability that any technology in existence in 1972...
  • Mentioning Kerry's Record Equals "Mudslinging"

    09/02/2004 4:51:13 AM PDT · by tenuredprof · 22 replies · 894+ views
    self | 9/02/2004 | self
    At about 1:30 EST this morning, General Merrill McPeak, who is virtually the only military figure supporting Spitball, did a quick interview on CNN Headline News. The interviewer asked him to respond to the charge that, for twenty years in the Senate, Kerry voted against almost every major weapons system now in use. I do not know how to get a transcript of the General's response, but a rough paraphrasing -- omitting the various hems and haws along the way -- was something to the effect of: "You can talk about motions, amendments, procedures, and so forth, but that's politics....
  • Democratic mudslinging won't help party's fortune (Editorial) (Whiney RAT alert)

    05/18/2004 5:51:25 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 11 replies · 142+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Tuesday, May 18, 2004 | Editorial Board
    Democratic mudslinging won't help party's fortune Editorial Board AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, May 18, 2004 Texas politicians half-complain and half-brag that politics in this state is a contact sport. But even in contact sports, collisions must occur within the field of play. Last week, a Democratic Party spokesman took a cheap shot that deserves rebuke. Mike Lavigne, the Texas Democratic Party's spokesman, in an interview with a conservative electronic newsletter,, called Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister "a Nazi." He added, "And you can quote me on that." He has refused to apologize for the slur, and the party's state...
  • Candidates Blanco (D) and Jindal (R) Squabble on Foster's Radio Show

    11/07/2003 6:05:04 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 194+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 11-07-03 | Hasten, Mike
    <p>Mike Hasten / Louisiana Gannett News/Baton Rouge Posted on November 7, 2003 After starting off saying nice things about each other in a radio debate Thursday, gubernatorial runoff candidates Kathleen Blanco of Lafayette and Bobby Jindal of Baton Rouge wasted little time getting into squabbles over who is conducting a negative campaign.</p>
  • Louisiana Political "Experts" See Less "Mud" in Governor's Race

    03/09/2003 6:11:13 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 235+ views
    Monroe (LA) News-Star ^ | 03-09-03 | None given
    <p>Some northeastern Louisiana political analysts believe the candidates in this year's race to fill the governor's seat may have learned some lessons from last year's mudslinging in the U.S. Senate election.</p> <p>The Senate race featured incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell and a heavy dose of personal attacks and accusations.</p>
  • Alderman Joe Moore Becoming Persona Non Grata in Chicago's 49th Ward - Ethics Not Enforced

    02/11/2003 5:57:52 PM PST · by Ward49_MudZapper · 2 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 1997 | James Webb
    CHICAGO SCANDALS REACH DALEY'S DOOR Associated Press Tuesday, October 28, 1997; 6:56 a.m. EST BY JAMES WEBB Associated Press Writer EXCERPT: Daley scolded minority aldermen and low-level city and county workers who fell to federal probes involving illegal dumping and no-show workers who are friends or relatives of public officials. In July, he pushed grumbling aldermen to adopt ethics rules governing their conduct. But political observers say the behavior pales by comparison to the behind-the-scenes relationships getting attention now. "What's different now is the light has finally shown on where the real money is being made," said Alderman Joe Moore,...
  • After hiatus, TV ads back with vengeance - Tony Sanchez & Rick Perry at it again

    09/17/2002 4:17:24 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 2 replies · 268+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 17, 2002 | By WAYNE SLATER / The Dallas Morning News
    After hiatus, TV ads back with vengeance Sanchez criticizes insurance rates; Perry says figures from '98 09/17/2002 By WAYNE SLATER / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN - Resuming the TV ad attacks suspended in observance of Sept. 11, Democrat Tony Sanchez on Monday blamed Gov. Rick Perry for allowing the highest homeowner insurance rates in the nation. The new Sanchez spot cites industry figures that Texas homeowners are paying $680 a year above the national average for insurance. "You're paying the Perry premium," an announcer says in the 30-second ad, the third in a series of spots critical of...
  • State candidates continue smash-mouth politics

    09/01/2002 9:26:06 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 2 replies · 227+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 1, 2002 | By CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News
    State candidates continue smash-mouth politics 09/01/2002 By CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN - Working people everywhere look forward to Labor Day because, entertainment-wise, it marks the kickoff of the two greatest contact sports in Texas: football and politics. While football is teeing up right on cue, the political teams after months of nasty TV ads, radio accusations and even a debate over the debates already have marched on down the field. "It's probably halftime in the game," Republican Gov. Rick Perry said of his fierce battle with Laredo businessman Tony Sanchez. Tipsheet A tipsheet on the...
  • East Texas voters undecided on Perry, Sanchez

    08/26/2002 2:38:57 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 2 replies · 228+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 26, 2002 | By LEE HANCOCK / The Dallas Morning News
    East Texas voters undecided on Perry, Sanchez Candidates make inroads but still face challenges in key region 08/26/2002 By LEE HANCOCK / The Dallas Morning News MARSHALL, Texas - Royce Brown is a loyal Democratic Party man but says he's worried for his candidate Tony Sanchez for governor in these parts of East Texas. "Some folks have told me that I'm gonna vote for Sanchez in the primary, but we're not for a Hispanic-surname governor. Except most of them put it worse," said Mr. Brown, a lawyer. "Can we overcome that the prejudice of the name?" Wanda and Lowell...
  • No letup in new Perry ad - Democrat Sanchez's ethics questioned in S&L Money Laundering

    08/08/2002 2:59:04 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 40 replies · 274+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 8, 2002 | By PETE SLOVER / The Dallas Morning News
    No letup in new Perry ad Sanchez camp says governor feeding voters lies about laundering 08/08/2002 By PETE SLOVER / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN - The televised mud toss known as the Texas governor's race raged on Tuesday. GOP Gov. Rick Perry launched a new variation on his recent advertising theme: Democratic rival Tony Sanchez is unfit to govern because drug dealers used his savings and loan to launder money. After a Perry ad last week provoked complaints that it stretched the money-laundering point, the latest spot draws a narrow focus: a Laredo jury's 1987 verdict that newspaper...
  • Sanchez campaigner fired for seeking race-specific actors for ad

    08/03/2002 2:55:27 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 1 replies · 230+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 3, 2002 | By PETE SLOVER and MANYA BRACHEAR / The Dallas Morning News
    Sanchez campaigner fired for seeking race-specific actors for ad 08/03/2002 By PETE SLOVER and MANYA BRACHEAR / The Dallas Morning News The director of the Tony Sanchez campaign's Dallas office was fired Friday after he placed an ad seeking actors for campaign commercials, "a mix of people, with emphasis on Caucasians ... willing to say something like 'I am sick of Perry's negative attacks.' " Capping a week of escalating nastiness, a Sanchez spokesman said campaign staffer John Robert Wright was fired for being "overzealous" and placing the ad in an online actor's trade paper without approval by higher-ups....
  • Hungary's ruling party draws hundreds of thousands to election rally

    04/13/2002 1:26:45 PM PDT · by Smile-n-Win · 42 replies · 424+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | Sat Apr 13 | PABLO GORONDI
    Hungary's ruling party draws hundreds of thousands to election rally Sat Apr 13,12:23 PM ETBy PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press Writer BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday told a crowd of about 500,000 supporters that victory was still possible in the second round of parliamentary elections. Speaking to the largest crowd seen in Budapest since the Hungarian republic was proclaimed in 1989, Orban said the support of those who did not vote in the first round was crucial in the April 21 runoffs. "There has to be more of us every day ... on April 21 there...