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  • Former Soviet Union Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev Says He‘ll ’Support Obama’

    04/23/2012 9:38:35 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 23, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    In a story that is sure to delight conservatives with a sense of irony, former Soviet head honcho Mikhail Gorbachev has announced that he has every intention of supporting President Obama for reelection. It’s not quite an endorsement, but it’s as close as Gorbachev will probably get. You may remember that this is the same Mikhail Gorbachev who dissolved the Soviet Union, which he only did, according to some sources, after being thoroughly outgunned and outfoxed by former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980′s. The endorsement came at, of all places, a high school, where Gorbachev was delivering a lecture...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (April 23, 2012)

    04/23/2012 8:52:55 PM PDT · by Doofer · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 23, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. In a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney earns 47% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.
  • Can Obama Safely Embrace Islamists? (State Dept: Obama made world safe for "legitimate Islamism")

    04/23/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Michael Hirsch
    In an article in the current National Journal called "The Post Al Qaida Era," I write that the Obama administration is taking a new view of Islamist radicalism. The president realizes he has no choice but to cultivate the Muslim Brotherhood and other relatively "moderate" Islamist groups emerging as lead political players out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere. (The Muslim Brotherhood officially renounced violence decades ago, leading then-dissident radicals such as Ayman al-Zawahiri to join al Qaida.) It is no longer the case, in other words, that every Islamist is seen as a potential accessory to...
  • Caption Obama

    04/23/2012 5:51:36 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 33 replies
    weasel zippers | April 23, 2012
    President Barack Obama strikes the Heisman pose after he awarded theCommander-in-Chief Trophy to the Air Force Academy football team, Monday, April 23, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
  • EDITORIAL: More fracking red tape

    04/23/2012 5:56:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | Editorial
    New EPA rules place a green thumb on energy scalesNewton’s law says for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Obama’s law says for every innovation, there is an equal and opposite regulation. Despite President Obama’s assurance he is doing everything he can to solve the nation’s energy woes, his minions are busily grinding out fresh regulations to ensure only unaffordable power options have a chance at success. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday finalized 588 pages of new restrictions on the production of natural gas and oil that take primary aim at hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,”...
  • Romney's Taxes

    04/23/2012 5:40:43 PM PDT · by agee · 11 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/23/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    Has Andrew Breitbart won? The failure to properly vet the president was a rallying cry of Breitbart shortly before his death. On Saturday the über liberal New York Times promised to vet President Obama this election cycle. The Grey Lady, who in prior award winning journalistic fashion reported glowingly on 1930s progressive icon Joseph Stalin, admitted to not doing it’s job during the last election. From the Times Publi...
  • Google Books lists Bill Ayers as author of Dreams from My Father

    04/23/2012 4:40:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Google, which sits atop more data than anybody outside the NSA, is presenting Bill Ayers as the author of Barack Obama's purported first autobiography, Dreams from My Father. Follow this link and see it while you can. If it is gone by the time you read this, a screen shot of the page, and a close-up on the Dreams entry are provided for posterity...
  • Obama to Make Iowa City Area Stop April 25

    04/23/2012 4:06:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    KCRG-TV9 ^ | Apr 19, 2012 | Kara Kelly
    KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News Obama to Make Iowa City Area Stop April 25 By Kara Kelly April 19, 2012 DES MOINES, Iowa – President Obama will make his second visit to the Eastern Iowa Corridor this year when he makes a stop in the Iowa City area April 25. The White House has confirmed the president’s visit, but released no details about where he will be or what time of day he will visit. According to local sources, the president may visit the University of Iowa. It would be his third visit to the UI campus. The last...
  • Environmentally Sound Energy Independence

    04/22/2012 4:32:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-22-2012 | Sarah Palin - Commentary
    April 22, 2012 Environmentally Sound Energy Independence Sarah Palin On this holiest of days for EcoLiberals, how about if Americans celebrate Earth Day with responsible energy development that leads to greater independence and conservation? There’s no better way for President Obama and his administration to celebrate Earth Day than to embrace a real, environmentally sound commitment to energy independence instead of relying on foreign countries that lack environmental safeguards. One aspect of the “all-of-the-above” approach I have been discussing for years involves, of course, the necessity to “drill, baby, drill.” It’s no secret that throughout America, including the very wealthy...
  • Dreams of Obama's second term

    04/23/2012 1:55:46 PM PDT · by hecht · 9 replies
    Dreams of Obama's second term The sad part is, it's probably true. Yet another reason why Obama must be voted out (Hat Tip: Lance K).
  • Localities Get Up to $33,000 in Subsidies per Chevy Volt (Outrageous tax dollar waste)

    04/23/2012 1:03:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 23, 2012 | Mark Modica
    A Jacksonville.com report gives a good explanation for why some Florida localities are purchasing Chevy Volts. When Jacksonville's chief of fleet management, Karim Kurji, was asked what the advantage of going green by purchasing Volts was he hit the nail on the head when he replied, "Federal money." The story goes on to reveal that the total federal taxpayer money used to subsidize one Chevy Volt purchased by Atlantic Beach was over $33,000. It now appears obvious that the Obama Administration and General Motors are willing to pay just about any price, even if the taxpayers are footing the...
  • First Lady Touts Husband’s God-Like Quality

    04/23/2012 12:17:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Searching for a persuasive theme for President Obama’s reelection campaign hasn’t been easy. First Lady Michelle Obama described her difficult quest for “a meaningful way to convey the message that we must reelect my husband as president.” “I was listening to this radio show where a caller was asking Ted Nugent if he would be supporting my husband’s reelection,” Michelle recalled. “When I heard him say ‘Jesus Christ, Obama?’ I knew we had our strategy.” “Think about it,” Michelle urged. “My husband has brought this country out of the dark and into the light. Isn’t that what Jesus would do?...
  • Now why would this be? Reuters bleats that new state laws against voter fraud will hurt Obama

    04/23/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Reuters is worried that new tough anti voter fraud laws will hurt Barack Obama’s chances of reelection next November. Complaining that such laws “could” reduce Obama’s supporters by “hundreds of thousands” the media outlet apparently sees no irony in its own position. Reuters doesn’t feel at all self-conscious about the implication that only fraudulent applicants have to be concerned about these new laws and honest people would not be disadvantaged in the least. “Republican” led Legislatures Further exposing its support for voter fraud the media giant cites “Republican-led legislatures” in 12 states as the culprits who are sharply restricting fraudulent...
  • Carney: Keystone Pipeline Would 'Sacrifice American Sovereignty'

    04/23/2012 11:37:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    breitbart.com/biggovernment ^ | 4/23/12 | Whitney Pitcher
    In a press conference on Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to the recent new Keystone pipeline bill passed by Congress earlier this week, as theWashington Examiner reports: "It would be preemptively sacrificing American sovereignty" to approve the pipeline, White Hosue [sic] Press Secretary Jay Carney said, because a route for the northern portion of the pipeline has not been established. "The United States Congress -- a very important body, takes American security and sovereignty very seriously, or should -- is saying that we will, in advance -- blind -- approve a proposal for a pipeline, a proposal...
  • White House clears staff in Colombia scandal

    04/23/2012 11:03:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/23/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama's chief counsel has concluded that no White House staffers in Colombia were involved in wrongdoing, press secretary Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney said the counsel looked into the actions of members of the White House advance team as a matter of "due diligence" and that "there have been no specific credible allegations of misconduct."
  • Iran: Obama Should Avoid Carter's Outcome (Worst, Most Ignominious Insult Imaginable)

    04/23/2012 11:37:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    With Iran claiming victory over the West in the 5+1 nuclear negotiations last week in Istanbul, officials of the Islamic regime are again increasing the war rhetoric, vowing that they will not step back from their nuclear program. And in any military confrontation, Iran's response will be more devastating than imagined, it warned. At the same time, Iran is calling for the removal of sanctions, calling this the only viable option left for President Obama to save himself. "The only path left for Obama to avoid a big loss to the Republicans in the upcoming election is to compromise with...
  • ‘Gunwalker’ suspect gave ATF and border authorities plenty of clues amidst lies

    04/23/2012 5:56:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    From his hospital bed in Birmingham, Ala., Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars has obtained a copy of the Department of Justice Report of Investigation of the incident where an ATF agent let a surveilled suspect with prior arrests go, after giving him a $10 bill with her phone number written on it in exchange for his pledge that he’d lead her to bigger fish. “During the inspection, a Border Patrol Agent assisting the CBPOs [Customs and Border Protection Officers] performed Treasury Enforcement Communication Systems (TECS) subject queries on the subjects which disclosed CELlS-ACOSTA was under investigation for firearms trafficking,”...
  • 2 Accused in Fast and Furious Case to Change Plea

    04/23/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 23 Apr 2012
    Two men charged with participating in a gun smuggling ring are expected to change their pleas in the federal government's botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. Alfredo Celis is set to change his plea on May 11, while Danny Cruz Morones is scheduled to change his plea on May 14.
  • Shift on executive power lets Obama bypass rivals

    04/23/2012 11:07:41 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 4.23.12 | Charlie Savage
    One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. snip Aides say many more such moves are coming. Not just a short-term shift in governing style and a re-election strategy, Mr. Obama’s increasingly assertive use of executive action could foreshadow pitched battles over the separation of powers in his second term, should he win and Republicans consolidate their power in Congress. snip The unilateralist strategy carries political...
  • [Cochise County Sheriff] Dever to High Court [SCOUTS] on SB 1070

    04/23/2012 10:53:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Although some are tired of hearing about Arizona’s border problems, others are not. That’s how Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever sees the issue, which not only impacts Arizona but also far beyond the state. The federal government’s attack on Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 is just an example of those in Washington, D.C., who are unaware of the enormous problem illegal immigrants and drug cartels are causing throughout the nation, Dever said. Speaking to more than 40 people Thursday night at the monthly dinner meeting of the Coronado Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, the sheriff said the federal...
  • A Not So Distant Cousin Of The Black Panthers (pic)

    04/23/2012 10:35:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Shift on executive power lets Obama bypass rivals

    04/23/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/23/2012 | Charlie Savage
    — One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. -snip- But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts “We Can’t Wait,” a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies — on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy...
  • Former Justice official: Obama worse than Bush on civil liberties [VIDEO]

    04/23/2012 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/12 | Grae Stafford
    The Obama administration’s use of executive power has gone further than the Bush administration’s toward diminishing Americans’ civil liberties, author John Yoo told The Daily Caller. “Somehow the Obama administration has increased the protections for terrorists, while at the same time reducing them for the rest of us law-abiding citizens in the United States,” Yoo said after a panel discussion on his new book “Taming Globalization” at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Yoo was deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Bush administration. During his tenure, he...
  • Why stay? President, Congress should just go home until after the election

    04/23/2012 8:49:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 6 replies
    Why stay? President, Congress should just go home until after the election By Judd Gregg - 04/23/12 05:44 AM ET The president is in full campaign mode. So is Congress. The federal government has been put into a holding pattern until the November elections. Like “Major, Major, Major” from “Catch-22,” it appears that although everyone in Washington is still there, no one is actually there. This being the situation, one might ask — Why don’t they all go home? They could leave Washington to the pundits and lobbyists. President Obama could go back to Chicago and campaign from there, reconnecting...
  • Obama tells Wasserman Schultz “Don’t Forget, You Work For Me” [Two Failured Libs Not Getting Along]

    04/23/2012 9:22:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 4/20/12 | Javier Manjarres
    It’s no secret that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is one of the most polarizing politicians in the country. Wasserman Schultz is also a member of Congress who represents the 20 th congressional district in Florida... the President has grown increasingly annoyed with the polarizing manner in which she attacks her political opposition-a style that has galvanized her Republican opponents and chased many of those coveted ‘Independents’ away. Just recently, Wasserman Schultz defended her former aide and current DNC Jewish Outreach liason for her juvenile misstep of posting pictures of herself on Facebook that referred to her and...
  • Obama Raising Money Offshore? AND Ayers Wrote His Book?

    04/23/2012 9:38:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-23-2012 | MOTUS
    “Mr. Obama has held more than a hundred joint fund-raisers since last spring, far more than President George W. Bush during his 2004 re-election, and has tucked fund-raising stops into many of his official presidential trips.” Heh. Try saying that three times with a straight face: “Mr. Obama has held more than a hundred joint fund-raisers” Even with this promise of additional fundraiser looty, it looks like it’s still “hard out here for a pimp” Plouffee is still having a hard time luring in the really big sugar daddies. Boy, this economy sucks doesn’t it? Oh well, I guess we’ll...
  • Amazon is Obama's Mistress

    04/23/2012 3:59:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    President Obama has a mistress. Her name is Amazon. Whereas former Presidents Kennedy and Clinton rendezvoused with female interns, Obama rendezvous with an e-commerce company. Amazon currently monopolizes e-book sales, controlling 60 percent of the market. And, like a jealous lover, Obama is suing Amazon’s competitors in order to further strengthen her e-book monopoly. Obama may be faithful to his wife, but he is breaking his vow to the American people to defend the Constitution. He is openly abusing his executive powers and giving preferential treatment to Amazon—hoping to curry favor with consumers and ensure his reelection in November. Obama’s...
  • Scandals sidetrack Obama campaign (Oh what a tangled web we weave.....)

    04/23/2012 7:34:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    US Politics & Policy ^ | April 22, 2012 | Richard McGregor, John Paul Rathbone
    A salacious scandal involving US Secret Service agents cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia ahead of last week’s presidential visit has overshadowed Barack Obama’s efforts to build his re-election campaign. But more significantly, the scandal, which has run in parallel with revelations of overspending by the federal government’s property agency, is further corroding public respect for the country’s governing institutions. The daily parade of details of incompetence and impropriety among Washington agencies accentuates the findings of a Gallup poll last year which found an alarming loss of public faith over the last decade in US government institutions. Only the military held...
  • Graphics: Obama & Sports: A Metaphor, Ya Think?

    04/23/2012 9:22:56 AM PDT · by opineapple · 4 replies
  • President Weighing Pardon

    04/23/2012 9:02:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2012 | John Semmens
    President Obama is said to be weighing whether to pardon Amanda Clayton. Clayton was recently arrested for continuing to accept federal assistance after she won a million dollars in the Michigan state lottery. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette argued that “it should be common sense that if you’ve got a million dollars you aren’t entitled to welfare. Welfare is for people who are poor.” The president is said to consider Schuette’s actions discriminatory. “If Warren Buffett won the lottery he wouldn’t be expected to forfeit his other income,” Obama observed. “Rich as he is, he would be allowed to keep...
  • For Obama Crowd, Judicial Activism Suddenly Isn't Cool Anymore

    04/23/2012 8:17:15 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 22, 2012 | Ilya Shapiro and Timothy Sandefur
    President Obama and his supporters have had a turbulent relationship with Supreme Court. It reached a low point when he said that striking down his massive health care overhaul—which he said “was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress”—would be an act of illicit “judicial activism.” Though the president later backtracked, his allies continue to lament the prospect that the Supreme Court will do its job—most recently in a Chicago Tribune op-ed penned by House Minority Nancy Pelosi this week. The episode harkens back to a nasty chapter in legal history: the clash between the Court and...
  • How President Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Executive Power

    04/23/2012 8:16:24 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 3 replies
    The Voloklh Conspiracy ^ | Jonathon H. Daler
    In today’s NYT, Charlie Savage reports on how President Obama evolved from a fierce critic of unilateral exercise of executive power to a proponent. As a senator and presidential candidate, he had criticized George W. Bush for flouting the role of Congress. And during his first two years in the White House, when Democrats controlled Congress, Mr. Obama largely worked through the legislative process to achieve his domestic policy goals. But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress.
  • Shift on Executive Power Lets Obama Bypass Rivals

    04/23/2012 7:07:55 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/22/12 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. “We had been attempting to highlight the inability of Congress to do anything,” recalled William M. Daley, who was the White House chief of staff at the time. “The president expressed frustration, saying we have got to scour everything and push the envelope in finding things we can do on our own.” For Mr. Obama, that...
  • BREAKING: Secret Service Scandal Expands to President Obama’s Hotel in Colombia

    04/23/2012 6:35:40 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    http://sandrarose.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Sandra Rose
    The Secret Service scandal has spread to a second hotel in Cartagena, Colombia — the hotel where the president of the united states was staying while he attended a Latin summit April 12-14. CBS News correspondent Whit Johnson reports that a law enforcement official told him a 13th agent is under investigation for bringing a prostitute back to the swanky Hilton Hotel where President Barack Obama was staying.
  • The Real Obama Dog Story: Promises Broken

    04/23/2012 5:30:54 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4/20/2012 | PJ Staff
    Bo the Portuguese water dog is cute, fluffy, and has done well growing up in the White House limelight. But he also represents a broken campaign promise. President Obama promised author Jana Kohl, who had been lobbying on Capitol Hill to end puppy mills, that he would adopt a dog. He even posed with her three-legged poodle rescued from an abusive breeder in a photo that was carried on the cover of American Dog magazine. In October 2008, Michelle Obama told Entertainment Tonight that her family would be adopting a shelter dog after the election. The news was welcomed...
  • Obama doesn't call Perfect Game winner of his "Favorite Team" (Must Read Funny)

    04/22/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/22/12 | Mark Gonzalez
    SEATTLE — White Sox right-hander Philip Humber made sure to relish every moment commemorating Saturday's perfect game with his teammates. That included spending Saturday night at a sports bar with about a dozen teammates to watch a UFC fight (even though Humber isn't a fight fan) to taping a "Top 10" segment for Monday's showing of "The Late Show with David Letterman.". "You only get one chance to re-live it," Humber said Sunday morning. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Sox ace Mark Buehrle were among more than 100 people who sent congratulatory messages to Humber. As of late Sunday...
  • Feds eye retirement-fund tax to cut $16 trillion-plus deficit

    04/22/2012 4:46:02 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8:25 AM, April 22, 2012 | By GREGORY BRESIGER
    Uncle Sam, in a desperate attempt to fix its $16 trillion-plus deficit, is leering over Americans’ retirement nest egg as its new bailout fund. Capitol Hill politicians are assessing tax changes that could let the Internal Revenue Service lay claim to a portion of the $18 trillion sitting in 401(k) accounts and other tax breaks used by middle-class workers, including cutting the mortgage tax deduction. A commission looking for ways to close the deficit, and, noting the extent of 401(k) tax breaks, recommends an examination of the system as one way to prevent government bankruptcy. Besides 401(k)s, other possibilities include...
  • Keith Olbermann: Dog-Gate Exponentially Raises ‘Absurdity’ of Campaign

    04/22/2012 2:47:40 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 22, 2012 | George Stephanopoulos
    After a week of dog-eat-dog politicking between President Obama and Mitt Romney’s respective campaigns, Keith Olbermann said today that the “dog-gate” controversies have gotten out of hand. Politicos, pundits and the presidential-campaign watching public spent the past week pondering which is worse, a presidential candidate who put his dog in a kennel strapped to the roof of his car for a 12-hour drive or a president who ate dog meat as a child living in Indonesia. “It raises the level of absurdity to something exponential,” Olbermann said on “This Week” about the Romney campaign criticizing Obama for consuming dog meat...
  • Gains for Leisure Class May Boost Obama Reelection Chances

    04/22/2012 4:06:40 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2012 | John Semmens
    A record 5.4 million former workers and their dependents have signed up to receive federal disability payments since Obama took office. At 6% of the potential workforce now, the ratio of persons on disability has more than doubled since the Reagan Administration. Add this to the 70% increase in the number of persons getting food stamps since 2007 and it is clear that the 2008 election of Barack Obama may be ushering in some transformative changes in the way Americans live. “The notion that people want to work is the flaw in Republican thinking,” said Obama adviser David Axelrod. “Work...
  • First Trayvon Martin- George Zimmerman related hate crime reported in Chicago (Thanks Al!)

    04/22/2012 3:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times' Tea Party Report ^ | April 21, 2012 | Laura Kelly and William J. Kelly
    CHICAGO, April 22, 2012 – The first Trayvon Martin-related hate crime has just been reported. Is the politically heated rhetoric surrounding the Sanford, Florida case to blame? For weeks, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and other prominent political figures have been ratcheting up the rhetoric in the case of Trayvon Martin. Martin is the 17-year-old black teenager who was shot by volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is of white and Peruvian descent. Critics have charged that Jackson and Sharpton have been using the Trayvon Martin case to fan the flames of U.S. racial discord and have intentionally focused...
  • Bold Tea Party Conservative VS D.C. RINO Insider (Indiana)

    04/22/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT · by Syncro · 16 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 21, 2012 | Amy Kremer
    Dear Friends,There are only 20 days left until Tea Party Express-endorsed State Treasurer Richard Mourdock faces Obama’s “Favorite” Republican, Senator Dick Lugar, in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary. This is the first Tea Party vs Establishment battle of the cycle and we MUST send a powerful message to the powers-that-be: WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE SILENCED! . . There is timid career politician and then there is Sen. Dick Lugar. He not only refused to join republican Senators in challenging Obamacare, he voted to confirm liberal activist judges like now Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor – these justices...
  • Onslaught of Union Funded Attack Ads Hit Gov. Walker!

    04/22/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT · by Syncro · 20 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 21, 2012 | TPX Staff
    Onslaught of Union Funded Attack Ads Hit Gov. Walker! . The public employee unions have pledged to spent $60 million on their RECALL effort to viciously attack Gov. Walker and distort the truth about the success of his governorship.  In fact, they just dropped half a million dollars on TV ads this week alone! . . Gov. Scott Walker is Under Attack by a Barrage of Negative Union Ads and Needs our Support Today . With the June 5th RECALL election just around the corner, we need your support to defend Gov. Walker and combat the well-funded mudslinging from the...
  • AP Newsbreak: AZ sheriff played probe for laughs

    04/22/2012 11:44:11 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 22, 2012 | The Associated Press
    PHOENIX — An audio recording has surfaced of an Arizona sheriff playing his refusal to cooperate in a racial profiling investigation for laughs at a fundraiser for an anti-illegal immigration group in Texas. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio displayed contempt toward federal authorities who at the time were — and are still — investigating him on two fronts.
  • VANITY..E-Mail I just received concerning FOX reveling Obama's Past

    04/22/2012 1:24:20 PM PDT · by native texan · 16 replies
    E-Mail | 4/22/2012 | self
    Can anyone verify this? "This Coming Sunday-- Set Your DVR for the Fox News channel at 9:00 PM eastern. Maybe this is why the White House has been discounting FOX. Sounds like this could be history in the making - someone may go down - either Obama or Fox News. It may be that Fox has been holding this information back due to the sensitivity of it and out of courtesy. But, Obama has taken on Fox and it appears they are ready to spill the ugly beans of truth about the background of this individual who has had an...
  • (Vanity) Breaking Down Breitbart's Final Speech

    04/22/2012 1:24:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies
    I think we should be asking a lot more questions about Breitbarts death. He promised that we would see tapes Breitbarts Full CPAC Speech At 5 minutes and 21 seconds into the video. "I've got videos by the way. This election we are going to vet him. I've got videos. This election we are going to vet him! From his college days to show you... (pause for applause)... why.. to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change were sold in 2008. The videos are going to come out. The narrative is going...
  • 1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed

    04/22/2012 12:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelor's degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs — waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example — and that's confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans....
  • Governor Says Polygamist Past May Hamper Romney Presidential Bid

    04/22/2012 12:22:08 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) says that the fact that Mitt Romney’s father was the son of a polygamist may cause voters to question his suitability to be president. “It’s my impression that polygamy might not be too popular with women voters,” Schweitzer mused. “Do they really want to put a man who’s only two generations removed from that abhorrent practice in the White House?” Schweitzer dismissed the fact that President Barack Obama, Jr’s namesake—Barack Obama, Sr.—was also the son of a polygamist, calling it “irrelevant.” “Look, Obama’s father isn’t known for certain,” Schweitzer argued. “No one’s seen a genuine...
  • George Zimmerman railroaded by Democrats and Republicans alike

    04/22/2012 11:25:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/22/2012 | Doug Book
    Barack Obama’s “hate Whitey ‘cause he’s white” campaign of 2012 was to be based on the same dogma of class envy which had oozed from Democrat media and race hustling circles for decades. But worn out race baiting ploys were not going to guarantee the massive, black voter turn out the Manchurian Candidate would need in November. For the novelty of being the first black nominee and president was gone and finally, along with it, the decades-long effects of racial guilt implanted into the psyche of whites across the nation. Even with the 24/7 efforts of a dependably supportive media,...
  • Revealed! Michelle ObamaMasterminded AnnRomney Mom Smear!

    04/22/2012 11:01:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | 4/22/12 | Rick Eguisquiza
    Political sources revealed to The ENQUIRER that MICHELLE OBAMA brain-stormed the scheme to sic a pit bull strategist on the GOP contender’s wife ANN ROMNEY and it backfired! Talking head Hilary Rosen set off a firestorm when she mocked Mitt Romney for relying on his wife for advice on the economy, sniping that Ann – who raised five sons, has battled breast cancer and suffers from mul­tiple sclerosis – “never worked a day in her life!” (snip)“Michelle had her claws out to get Ann, but it quickly backfired and Barack was livid when he heard she had secretly directed the
  • The Third Gun (Holder out to discredit Fast & Furious truth)

    04/22/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 22, 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    The Department of Justice is using the liberal “watchdog” group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast and Furious scandal, including those regarding a gun that might have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. A new book raises questions as to whether the FBI hid the existence of a weapon recovered at the scene of murdered U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Conservative commentator and author Katie Pavlich lays out evidence she says points to a FBI cover-up to protect a confidential informant in her recently released book, Fast and Furious: Barack...