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  • The President, Gay unions, and the problem of selective Christianity

    05/11/2012 2:04:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 11, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The President’s disclosure that he now accepts so-called “Gay marriage” has received a good bit of political analysis. I am no political prognosticator and this is not a political blog. But when the President invokes Christ and the “golden rule,” to justify his decision, now I think we have something to discuss on a blog like this.We have discussed at great length the problem with homosexual “marriage” before HERE, HERE HERE, and HERE) there is no reason restate it all again. Just click through to read those sorts of articles. Further I make reference in this post to Scripture’s consistent...
  • Poll: 40 percent say Obama's gay marriage stance will affect vote (This ain't good news for Bam)

    05/11/2012 1:42:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 11, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    Gallup is out with a new poll suggesting a whopping 40 percent of Americans say President Obama's newly public support of gay marriage will affect their votes. Of those, 26 percent say it will make them less likely to vote for Obama, while 13 percent say it will make them more likely to vote for him. The critical number in the poll, though is for independents - 23 percent of whom said the gay marriage support makes it less likely they will vote for Obama. The survey is the first since the president publicly endorsed gay marriage on Wednesday with...
  • Trolling for Dirt on the President's List (O targets private citizen for supporting opponent)

    05/11/2012 1:25:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 11, 2012 | Kim Strassel
    Here's what happens when the president of the United States publicly targets a private citizen for the crime of supporting his opponent. Frank VanderSloot is the CEO of Melaleuca Inc. The 63-year-old has run that wellness-products company for 26 years out of tiny Idaho Falls, Idaho. Last August, Mr. VanderSloot gave $1 million to Restore Our Future, the Super PAC that supports Mitt Romney. Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, "Keeping GOP Honest," took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney. Titled "Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney's donors," the...
  • Obamas latest evolution: Coal suddenly reappears in energy plan

    05/11/2012 1:25:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    On Wednesday, I pointed out that Barack Obama’s so-called “all of the above” energy plan, as explained on his campaign website, had a very large omission. This graphic represented the energy policy on which Obama was campaigning for re-election:In case the graph on the left isn’t clear enough, here it is by itself:Oddly, the “all of the above” approach excluded coal, which sources 45% of all electricity produced in the US, sustains more than a half-million jobs, and allows for lower prices to consumers and businesses. After nearly losing in coal-dependent West Virginia’s Democratic primary to a felon currently in...
  • DOJs Proof of Sheriff Joes Racial Discrimination is Photo of a Chihuahua? Seriously?

    05/11/2012 12:56:53 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-11-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona If you needed a symbol of the utterly preposterous lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriffs Department (MCSO), this may well be it. On page 2 of the 32-page complaint, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, the Department of Justice references "insensitive" emails sent by MCSO employees. The prima fascie evidence? Read for yourself... MCSO supervisors involved in immigration enforcement have expressed anti-Latino bias, in one instance widely distributing an email that included a photograph of a Chihuahua dog dressed in swimming gear with the caption A Rare Photo of...
  • Sheriff Joe Should Arrest Eric Holder

    05/11/2012 12:23:58 PM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rick Oltman
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio should get a warrant for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holders arrest. Fast and Furious guns have been implicated in the killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Dave Gibson broached this issue in February.(link) related firearms have continued to be discovered in criminal hands. As of October 2011, guns found at about 170 crime scenes in Mexico were linked to Fast and Furious. U.S. Representative Darrell Issa has estimated that more than 200 Mexicans were killed as a result of the operation. View slideshow: Imagine Eric Holder in Tent City...114 degrees. Homeland Security (link) the killing of...
  • Obama Raises $15 Mil at Clooney's, Says Sometimes He Forgets About the Recession

    05/11/2012 12:03:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama is at the Clooney fundraiser last night, where, by the way, the story on that is, the original expectation was ten million. That's what they were gonna raise. But then, our brave, courageous president went out there and said that he thinks the states ought to determine gay marriage, and that gay people should be able to get married. Lo and behold, the floodgates opened, and an additional five million was raised at the Clooney fundraiser. I'm not believing that either. The whole thing is a crock. They got 15 from the get-go. ou got Obama...
  • Feds say spend that money on high-speed rail - or else

    05/11/2012 12:34:08 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 9 replies
    They are from the federal government and here to help. Or so goes the classic line by the last decent president. Federal transportation Sec. Ray LaHood has warned California lawmakers not to wait until the fall to vote on the Moonbeam Express high-speed rail boondoggle. We need to make sure that the commitment is there to obligate the money, LaHood lectured. In short, the feds are threatening,...
  • Sen. Cornyn: Holders arrogance knows no bounds

    05/11/2012 1:25:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder needs to comply with the congressional subpoena demanding documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious. Cornyn also said he thinks Holders demonstrable failure to comply with House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issas subpoena for Fast and Furious documents is an indicator of his overall disregard for congressional oversight. Its abundantly clear that when it comes to cooperating with Congress, the Attorney Generals arrogance knows no bounds, Cornyn told TheDC. President Barack Obama now has a responsibility to step forward and make...
  • White House Lied, Jobs Died: The story behind the drilling moratorium

    05/11/2012 12:01:12 PM PDT · by Kevin C · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/11/12 | Michelle Malkin
    While the White House and its media water-carriers try to distract the American public with gay-marriage talk and half-century-old tales of Mitt Romneys prep-school pranks, the inconvenient truth remains: President Obama is responsible for perpetrating jaw-dropping, job-killing scientific fraud. And his minions are still trying to cover it up. New internal e-mails disclosed by the House Natural Resources Committee this week show that a supposedly exculpatory report on the administrations doctored drilling moratorium analysis issued by the Department of Interiors inspector generals office was itself incomplete, misleading, and unsubstantiated. Even more damning, the documents reveal that the White...
  • Obama only up 4 in SurveyUSA poll in Oregon?

    05/11/2012 12:17:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 11, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    With all of his other competition out of the way, no one should be surprised how Mitt Romney stacks up against other Republicans in the Oregon primary, set for next Tuesday. A new SurveyUSA poll shows Romney with 58% of the vote, with Ron Paul in a distant second at 14%, which means that the May 15th primary will be as drama-free as possible. However, the poll also shows Romney within the margin of error against Barack Obama in the Democratic stronghold and gaining: In a November match-up between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for President of the United...
  • Obama and the Hypocrisy of Liberals on Gay Marriage

    05/11/2012 12:17:06 PM PDT · by The Anti-Democrat · 2 replies
    5-11-12 | Me
    Since it took the "coolest man in America" years of soul-searching and some "unwelcome prompting" from Dimwit Biden to finally come out of the closet on gay marriage, one must wonder: (1) how can liberal media chatterheards and their leftist Hollywood phonies be so quick to condemn anyone who opposes gay marriage when their standard bearer (who is eminently smarter than the rest of us) took years to see the light; (2) why is Biden being forced to apologize for (allegedly) forcing Obama to simply "do the courageous" thing - shouldn't he receive praise for prompting the otherwise cowardly Prez;...
  • Daum: Too brainy to be president? (Barf bag required if you click the link)

    05/11/2012 12:15:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 11, 2012 | Meghan Daum
    As devotees of Barack Obama know all too well, qualities that made him so attractive as a candidate an affinity for subtle arguments, a tendency to carefully weigh his options have at times proved less useful in his role as president. That carefulness has been read as indecisiveness. The subtle arguments have sounded, to some ears, like hedging. In response, the president has simplified his rhetoric. The nuances of the 2009 Cairo speech about relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world have given way to chest thumping over killing Osama bin Laden. The sophistication of the speech...
  • Is Jon Lovitz for real or is he drawing out Hollywoods closet conservatives?

    05/11/2012 12:09:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 5-11-2012 | Bookworm
    Here’s an old, bad (really bad) joke: During the 1973 war, the Israeli Army determined that at least one third of all Arab forces arrayed against them were named Mohammed. They quickly developed a new tactic. The IDF troops would take cover and holler out, “Mohammed!” In response to the call, one third of the Arab troops would jump out of their cover, and the Israeli forces would pick them off.You couldn’t fool the Arabs for long. They figured out that at least one third of all IDF troops arrayed against them were named David. They too quickly developed a...
  • Romney says he's "fine" with gay couples adopting children

    05/11/2012 6:50:11 AM PDT · by Above My Pay Grade · 58 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Walt Cronkite
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that while he opposes same-sex marriage, he is "fine" with gay couples adopting children. The presumptive nominee also declined to criticize President Obama's reversal on the issue, saying he would "respect the right of the president to reach the conclusion he has." In his most detailed comments to date on the issue of civil rights for gay people, Romney told Fox News television host Neil Cavuto, "I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children. That's fine. But my preference is that we ... continue to define marriage as...
  • 200,000 Blue Collar Coal Miners Who Power America Threatened by Obama EPA

    05/11/2012 11:28:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Fox News
    In obscure, blue-collar towns across Appalachia -- places that most Americans have never seen -- generations of coal miners have toiled away at back-breaking labor to power American homes and industry. Now, as many as 200,000 of them who dig, process, transport and burn America's most abundant fuel are threatened by EPA's latest coal rule. It imposes a standard for emissions that is all but impossible for many plants to meet. It requires coal-fired plants to release no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. The only means for many older plants to attain that standard is...
  • Beach Boys Singer : 'Obama's a Socialist A**hole'

    05/11/2012 8:42:54 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 67 replies
    TMZ ^ | MAY 11, 2012 | TMZ
    <p>Americans will be "f**ked" if Barack Obama gets re-elected ... this according to Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston.</p>
  • Illinois economic growth strong, END EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

    05/11/2012 11:47:02 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 7 replies
    Go to Illinois economic growth strong, end extended unemployment benefits and read it for yourself. llinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that the temporary extended unemployment insurance program ends as of May 12, 2012 and that Illinois claimants will be notified via mail and e-mail. Those on the Extended Benefit (EB) program will be issued a final payment during the two weeks following May 12. According to IDES reports, March local unemployment rate fell in every metro area across Illinois compared to last year and because specific economic factors set forth by federal officials were met, no further unemployment...
  • Beach Boys Singer'Obama's a Socialist A-Hole'

    05/11/2012 11:48:50 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 6 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/11/12 | TMZ STAFF
    Americans will be "f**ked" if Barack Obama gets re-elected ... this according to Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston. Bruce was signing autographs for fans in New York yesterday when the conversation turned political. "Obama's an a**hole, "Johnston says ... adding, "Unless you're interested in never having any money and being socialized."
  • The Rights of Indigenous People and the Rest of Us-UN wants us to give Mt. Rushmore to the Indians

    05/11/2012 11:22:24 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    In early 2011, President Obama announced that the United States would sign the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Now the U.N. wants us to give Mt. Rushmore to the Indians. James Anaya, U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, spent twelve days in the U.S. meeting with representatives of Native Americans. Returning to Geneva, he urged the government to turn over control of lands considered sacred to the tribes, including the Mt. Rushmore site. It was bound to happen.With typical overstatement, the president said as he announced U.S. participation in the Declaration, "The aspiration it...
  • Is Government Mom Enough?

    05/11/2012 10:59:45 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-11-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Check out the new Time Magazine cover here, meanwhile...
  • President Obama Raises $15 Million

    05/11/2012 10:50:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-11-12 | Wordsmith
    "You know, i don't think the matter of marriage is reallya fundraising matter either for the president it's certainly not for me.I don't know what our figures look like...I hope the issue as tender and sensitive as themarriage issue is not a source of fundraising for either of us." -Mitt Romney Meanwhile back on the Tinseltown farm last night... The Campaigner-in-chief comes out of the closet to milk the celebrity cash cows: (CNN) -- Hollywood pulled off another blockbuster as a star-studded guest list delivered $15 million into the campaign coffers of President Barack Obama Thursday night. The fundraiser...
  • President Obama's former doctor claims that the president lacks passion, feeling and humanity

    05/11/2012 10:45:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/11/12 | Jarrett Stepman
    In a revealing new book, The Amateur, author Edward Klein interviews President Barack Obamas physician, Dr. David Scheiner, MD, who blasts the presidents health care plan and says that President Obama has an academic detachment that he could never break through. The doctor fears that if the health care plan is the failure he believes it will be, because of runaway costs and other problems, then any health reform will be set back for years to come. These are only a few of many reveals in Kleins book, which makes the case that President Obama is not the political machine...
  • Smelling communism on Democrats, Soviet immigrants make fools of them and vote GOP

    05/11/2012 10:23:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The day after Barack Obamas election, a physical therapist from the old Soviet union, who came to Staten Island to live in freedom, got a call from her best friend, a fellow Soviet immigrant, who lives in the Russian section of Brooklyn. The caller got one word out before they both started to cry for three minutes. Then the caller speaking Russian said, We came here to escape them. Where do we go now? Both women knew the Them were Communists and both saw Democrats as no different from Communists. To those who dont live in either the Brooklyn or...
  • Breaking: Small Employers "Eligible" for a Tax Credit They'll Never Use

    05/11/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-09 | Ryan Ellis
    There is an absurd report out [today] from Families USA which breathlessly states that, "3.2 million small businesses, employing 19.3 million workers across the nation, will be eligible for [a small business tax credit under Obamacare]." Note the word, "eligible." Meaning, that this many businesses can claim this tax credit. Whether many actually will is another question. The credit in question is a byzantine and confusing provision which most small employers won't try to use. It involves far too much recordkeeping and effort, and isn't very lucrative compared to simply deducting employee health insurance premiums from taxable income. The credit...
  • Sometimes, Obama Forgets How Bad the Recession Is: Let's Remind Him on November 6th!

    05/11/2012 9:57:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-11-2012 | MOTUS
    ...And did you hear Big Guy say the other day that Sometimes I forget the magnitude of the recession. Really? Im guessing thats probably because our jobs and unemployment numbers are constantly improving. Or something. Butt I guess there are still a lot of other folks just like Julia who never forget. No sir, not when their unemployment has run out and they still cant find a job in George W. Bushs ongoing recession. Unfortunately their perception is that its a magnitude 9.8. So it looks like things are still hard out there for a pimp. Did you...
  • Conservatives counter claims that Mitt Romney was a bully: Obama was even worse!

    05/11/2012 9:46:48 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 11, 2012 | ALIYAH SHAHID
    Conservatives are hitting back at claims that Mitt Romney in 1965 terrorized a classmate who some presumed to be gay: President Obama was a bully, too! Several right-leaning news outlets are pointing to an excerpt in the President's memoir, "Dreams from My Father," in which Obama details how he teased and shoved a middle school girl named Coretta the only other black student in his grade.
  • Washington Post Makes Correction to Romney Hit Piece Without Notifying Readers

    05/11/2012 6:17:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    It is customary when a newspaper makes an after-publication correction or change to an article for it to notify readers that an alteration has taken place. Some time after the Washington Post published a 5000-word hit piece on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Thursday, a key edit was made to the article without such a notification.
  • Do You Know Anybody Like Obama? Becks Latest Expos Could Go Down in History

    05/11/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 53 replies
    Thursday evenings episode of the Glenn Beck Program will likely go down in the history books as one of the very few (if not only) recorded instances of another human being exposing President Obamas myriad personal and professional inconsistencies in such a detailed and profound way. In fact, viewers might even consider burning themselves a DVD copy to serve as a record of what historians will one day prove. On Friday, The Blaze will provide more details on the presidents past deeds and associations, along with an additional clip from Becks Thursdays broadcast. Until then, ask yourself the following question:...
  • Romney Surges to Within Four... In Oregon!

    05/11/2012 9:10:21 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 43 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/11/2012 | Matthew
    Perhaps you've been to Oregon, the hipster capital of the Pacific rim? The land of Subarus and home to Portland is sometimes seen as a bastion for Democratic and other left-of-center politicians. The state has shifted quite significantly to the left in the last decade, especially as the California exodus continues apace. So Democrat Barack Obama should be winning by a landslide margin, correct? After all, he won by 16 points in 2008. After his endorsement of gay marriage, he should be surging-- and at least holding the ground he once held. Instead, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has cut...
  • Obama Promotes Gay Marriage To Nation's Children

    05/11/2012 9:07:33 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 8 replies
    The Voice magazine ^ | Jonas Clark
    President Obama sent a clear message to our nations children by validating homosexuality and same sex marriage. Americas president made it plain he supports gay marriage. This is a reflection on the continued slide into immorality within our nations leadership. President Obama needs prayer. His view is just plain wrong and reflects his deepest core values. What a person values is reflected in his or her character. Values define beliefs, kingdoms, cultures, people groups, and purpose. Personal values gather people and personal values divide people. To some Christ is a stumbling stone. To others he is the light of the...
  • MALKIN: WHITE HOUSE LIES, JOBS DIED

    05/11/2012 9:03:18 AM PDT · by bramps · 9 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/11/2012 | MICHELE MALKIN
    While the White House and its media water-carriers try to distract the American public with gay-marriage talk and half-century-old tales of Mitt Romney's prep school pranks, the inconvenient truth remains: President Obama is responsible for perpetrating jaw-dropping, job-killing scientific fraud. And his minions are still trying to cover it up. New internal e-mails disclosed by the House Natural Resources Committee this week show that a supposedly exculpatory report on the administration's doctored drilling moratorium analysis -- issued by the Department of Interior's Inspector General's office -- was itself incomplete, misleading and unsubstantiated. Even more damning, the documents reveal that the...
  • Institutional Arrogance (Oliver North rips Obama's hubris)

    05/11/2012 8:56:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 11, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON Last week, this column described a deadly suicide attack by the Haqqani network on a secure compound outside Kabul, Afghanistan, and the failure of NATO officials to heed human intelligence that might have saved lives. I wrote, "The intel provided included information on how to precisely locate the terrorists. When I asked why the attack wasn't prevented, I was told: 'It was HUMINT. Nobody pays attention to HUMINT.'" Shortly after the column appeared, a senior U.S. intelligence officer and a friend admonished me, "It's not just HUMINT." He described the problem as "institutional arrogance" and...
  • The wind bag/ Archie Bunker right!

    05/11/2012 8:48:30 AM PDT · by fabian · 39 replies
    me | 05/10/12 | fabian
    We have a real problem with the conservative side being represented at too often as a characture of what a real loving and honest conservative is, often by talk show hosts. I won't name names, but when we come off like an Archie Bunker, hardened type, it actually does our side a lot of harm! When I hear one talk show host claiming that it is the women taking over positions of power and that they cannot make sound decisions, latter changing the facts and saying now only liberal women; yet not including the fact that mans misuse of women...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Seventy-Second Week in Office

    05/11/2012 8:30:41 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 5/11/2012 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Seventy-Second Week in Office5/10/2012ObamanomicsCoal industry warns proposed EPA rule could force fourth of plants to closeObama: "Sometimes I Forget" About The Recession's SeverityInhofe Introduces Bill To Require EPA Appointees Be Confirmed By Senate: 'They Want To Put People Out Of Business'Obama administration tells California it's time to vote on high-speed railU.S. records first monthly budget surplus since 2008Obama: Europe should have followed U.S. economic leadObama Administration Spending Millions More to Push Americans Toward Alternative-Fuel and Electric Vehicles324,000 Women Dropped Out of Labor Force in Last Two Months--As Number of Women Not in Labor Force Hits...
  • Romney Surges to New Lead on Obama

    05/11/2012 8:19:20 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/11/2012 | Matthew
    Former Massaschusetts Governor Mitt Romney has opened a widened lead on President Barack Obama. Battered by poor economic news, the President has dipped, while Romney is surging on new GOP unity. While still early in the race, this is good news for the Republican nominee. This new poll comes to us from Rasmussen, which is the most reliable of the major pollsters. This also comes as Romney has had some success against Obama in the polls so far. This, however, is the largest yet. Romney: 50% Obama: 43% Other/don't know: 7% This is more good news for the Romney campaign....
  • Bill blockbuster: Os an amateur (this is good!!)

    05/11/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Obama, Bill Clinton said, doesnt know how to be president and is incompetent. But Hillary resisted the entreaties, according to two of the guests interviewed for the book. Why risk everything now? a skeptical Hillary told her husband, emphasizing that she wanted to leave a legacy as secretary of state. Because, Bill replied, his voice rising, the country needs you! The country needs us! added Bill. He later even joked about the prospect of having two Clinton presidential libraries about the only time that Hillary cracked a smile. I want my term [at the State Department] to be an...
  • Dick Morris: Romney Should Win in a Landslide

    05/11/2012 8:12:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/11/2012 | Dick Morris
    If the election were held today, Mitt Romney would win by a landslide. The published polls reflect a close race for two reasons: 1. They poll only registered voters, not likely voters. Rasmussen is the only pollster who tests likely voters, and his latest tracking poll has Romney ahead by 48-43. 2. As discussed in previous columns, a study of the undecided voters in the past eight elections in which incumbents sought a second term as president reveals that only Bush-43 gained any of the undecided vote. Johnson in ’64, Nixon in ’72, Ford in ’76, Carter in ’80, Reagan...
  • STAND WITH JOE: PLEASE SIGN PETITION for Sheriff Joe Arpaio (FReep to beat MoveOn.org petition)

    05/11/2012 7:30:52 AM PDT · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Stand With Joe ^ | 05/11/2012 | Stand With Joe
    URGENT: PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT THIS LINK to show you Stand With Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and AGAINST the political witchhunt of Obama's Department of Justice. This Administration and its open-borders allies La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU, will stop at nothing to try and destroy the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe will not back down. Please sign the petition to show you stand behind him. [UPDATE: MoveOn.org and La Raza have launched their own petition AGAINST Sheriff Joe, and it has already gathered 38,700 signatures, and rising fast as LA RAZA, the...
  • Obama evolves, Romney flip-flops

    05/11/2012 7:26:49 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | May 9, 2012 | Brendan Nyhan
    Are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney so different after all? Despite the medias portrayal of Romney as a uniquely craven politician, the recent controversy over Obamas views on gay marriage highlights the ways that both candidateslike nearly all politicianshave adjusted their positions over their careers for political reasons. [snip] Why have Obama and Romneys evolutions been covered so differently? As Joshua Green of Bloomberg Businessweek noted on Twitter, the difference between the candidates is far less clear than the media coverage would suggest. In both cases, electoral incentives are the primary factor shaping the positions that candidates publicly profess. When...
  • Bill blockbuster: Os an amateur

    05/11/2012 7:16:22 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 24 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11 May 2012 | Carl Campinile
    Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama mocking him as an amateur that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims,
  • Obama Ad Claims to Have Helped Man Get a Job, but Man Claims Employment Since 2006

    05/11/2012 7:10:23 AM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | MAY 10, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Matt Negrin of ABC reports that "A new ad by Obama tells the story of Brian Slagle, an autoworker in Ohio who says he was laid off and 'scared to death' until the president swooped in to save the industry." In the spot, Slagle says, "Obama stuck his neck out for us, the auto industry. ... He wasnt going to let it just die, and Im driving in this morning because of that, because of him." The ad is meant to praise Obama's auto bailout for saving jobs. Watch here: VideoIndeed, it appears, via Facebook, that Slagle is an employee...
  • Glenn Beck on the lies that Barack Hussein Obama has told about his past

    05/11/2012 6:58:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    The rightscoop/GBTV ^ | May 10, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    This clip from GBTV tonight is actually something youll all want to watch. Beck goes back though Obamas statements about his past and points out the lies hes told, including some in his big 2004 DNC speech. According to my tipster, Beck did this in light of the WAPO hit piece on Romney today. Its quite revealing:video clip
  • Money Primary (In desperate bid to raise more campaign cash, Obama moves further left)

    05/11/2012 6:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/11/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    For most of 2012, President Obama has been running in the Democratic primary. I know that seems odd, given that hes essentially running unopposed though dont tell that to West Virginia Democrats, who cast nearly half of their votes for Keith Judd, an inmate currently serving time in a Texarkana, Texas, prison. Judd received 41 percent of the vote; in 1968, Eugene McCarthy received 42 percent of the vote in New Hampshire and forced incumbent Lyndon Johnson from the race. But thats not what Im talking about. Its important to remember that primaries serve other functions than just picking...
  • Rasmussen : Romney 50%, Obama 43%

    05/11/2012 6:31:42 AM PDT · by sunmars · 248 replies
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 43% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.
  • President Obama's Luxurious Schedule

    05/11/2012 4:41:21 AM PDT · by radioone · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rick Richman
    On May 7, Geoffrey Norman posted "Today's Laugh Line" at National Review Online -- a quote from a column by Mark Halperin in Time asserting Mitt Romney has "the luxury of an open schedule" allowing him to "spend every waking hour as a full-time candidate," while President Obama "is required to do his day job." It was even funnier if one looked at President Obama's May 7 schedule. Here was his schedule that day, in its entirety, with all events taking place in the Oval Office: 10:00 a.m. The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing. 11:00 a.m. The President meets...
  • Massachusetts To Give Obama's OUI Illegal Immigrant Uncle His Drivers License Today

    05/11/2012 4:24:14 AM PDT · by suspects · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 11, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Sometime today, Onyango Uncle Omar Obama who was ordered deported from the United States back during the first Bushs presidency will be given a drivers license by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. All he has to do is show up. When this criminal alien walks into the RMV waiting room, hell be walking past American citizens many of them fighting a tooth-and-claw battle with the bureaucracy to get back the license to which they are legally entitled. Every day, Registrar Rachel Kaprielians legion of government hacks screw over legal citizens with legitimate complaints all because...
  • Obama For Gay Marriage: A Day After

    05/11/2012 2:08:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Neon Tommy - Annenberg Digital News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Matt Pressberg, executive producer
    One day after President Obama made a landmark public statement announcing his support for gay marriage, which some say was nudged forward by Vice President Joe Biden's announced support for it this past weekend, another world leader also came forward. Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand broke his longtime silence on issue, providing a statement to the Associated Press in which he declared that he was "not personally opposed to gay marriage." President Obama's opponent in this fall's general election, Mitt Romney, confirmed his position opposing gay marriage yesterday, but according to the Washington Post, refrained from further comment...
  • Obama: 'Sometimes I Forget' Magnitude of the Recession (video)

    05/10/2012 10:56:03 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5-10-12 | THE ONE (in his own words)
    President Obama, speaking earlier today at a campaign event in Seattle, Washington: It was a house of cards and it collapsed in the most destructive, worst crisis that weve seen since the Great Depression," Obama said. "And sometimes people forget the magnitude of it. You know, you saw some of that in the video that was shown. Sometimes I forget." Mitt Romney's press secretary, Andrea Saul, responds: "Its not surprising that a president who forgot to create jobs, forgot to cut the debt, and forgot to change Washington has now admitted that hes forgotten about the recession. In fact, it...
  • Coal industry warns proposed EPA rule could force fourth of plants to close

    05/10/2012 9:26:51 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 10, 2012 | unattributed
    In obscure, blue-collar towns across Appalachia -- places that most Americans have never seen -- generations of coal miners have toiled away at back-breaking labor to power American homes and industry. Now, as many as 200,000 of them who dig, process, transport and burn America's most abundant fuel are threatened by EPA's latest coal rule. It imposes a standard for emissions that is all but impossible for many plants to meet. It requires coal-fired plants to release no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. The only means for many older plants to attain that standard is...