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  • U.S. Jobs Deficit Holds at 11,760,000 in July

    08/04/2012 10:08:53 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | AUGUST 4, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    Breakout the Fairy Dust -"The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive." ~ John F. Kennedy, Jan. 24, 1963, special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -The U.S. Jobs Deficit declined by 30,000 in July, falling from 11,790,000 in June, to 11,760,000, based on yesterday’s Employment Situation Report. While May’s number was revised upward by 10,000, and June’s number was revised downward by 16,000, the economy...
  • Time to Bench Obama: Dirty Harry

    08/04/2012 9:57:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-4-2012 | MOTUS
    It’s half time in America, people. And things aren’t looking so good. ... Our quarterback has had a rough first half. And the coaches have gotten together and they think it might be time to pull him... ...Because when the guy with the fistful of dollars says "I think the country needs a boost," I’m inclined to listen... I’m Dirty Harry and I approved this message
  • Staycation: Obama turns 51; plays golf, will go to Camp David

    08/04/2012 9:37:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 4, 2012 | KEN THOMAS
    President Barack Obama is playing a round of golf on his 51st birthday, kicking off a quiet birthday weekend away from re-election campaigning. Obama was playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday before heading to Camp David, the private presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin (kuh-TAHK'-tin) Mountains. Obama got some early birthday wishes on Thursday during a campaign rally in Florida, where supporters sang "Happy Birthday" to the president.
  • Political committee keeps Obama birth certificate theory alive

    08/04/2012 9:27:59 AM PDT · by GregNH · 78 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/4/2012 | Joseph Tanfani
    Latest News | Battleground States | Fundraising | Super PAC Spending | Political Cartoons | Opinion Political committee keeps Obama birth certificate theory alive print Comments 0 By Joseph Tanfani August 4, 2012, 6:00 a.m. WASHINGTON -- Still convinced President Obama wasn’t born in the United States? A brand-new political committee will be happy to accept your donations to keep the theory alive. The Conservative Majority Fund, set up a month ago by a political consultant, is sponsoring television ads that recycle some discredited conspiracy theories regarding Obama’s identity -- including suggestions that he’s using a phony Social Security number...
  • House passes bill eliminating Senate confirmation for presidential appointees

    08/04/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT · by GregNH · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Update:The House passed the legislation Tuesday night by a vote of 261-116. The bill now goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature.The House of Representatives is set to consider legislation Tuesday that would exempt certain presidential appointees from having to be confirmed by the Senate. But a number of conservative groups are arguing that the “Presidential Efficiency and Streamlining Act” amounts to Congress neutering itself and giving the executive branch unprecedented power. Presidential appointees that would no longer require Senate confirmation under the legislation include the treasurer of the United States and the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation...
  • Barack Obama Runs On Empty And Toward Defeat

    08/04/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    IBD ^ | 8/3/2012 | Douglass MacKinnnon
    The social experiment that was Barack Obama's election and presidency is over. Way over. As one who was born in the heart of Boston and worked the political world of Washington for 20 years, I know quite a few Democrats. Some are family, and many are close friends. Most voted for Obama in 2008. None at this point is inclined to vote for him in 2012. Why? Because they view him as an abject failure across the board and have decided to put the welfare of their families and themselves before the empty rhetoric of the Obama campaign before it's...
  • Obama brings back Biden pitch, suggests tax-paying ‘patriotic’

    08/04/2012 9:05:21 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 13 replies ^ | 8/4/2012 |
    President Obama suggested it’s “patriotic” for well-off Americans to pay more in taxes, bringing back an argument then-Sen. Joe Biden first made before the 2008 election.
  • Why does this White House Support our Enemies?

    08/04/2012 8:16:06 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 4th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    President Barack Obama has issued an order directing various American government agencies, including the CIA, to provide unspecified support to the Syrian Rebels to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad. On the surface it appears that the CIA is providing intelligence to the Free Syrian Army to aid the rebels in their fight, however the scope of this directive is unclear. The State Department, most likely acting on orders, has committed $64 million in humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people and another $25 million in non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition. Spin According to the UK Guardian US and Europeans...
  • D.C. is a Safe Haven for Obama; Not the Case in Oakland

    08/04/2012 7:34:04 AM PDT · by Melvin Martinez · 16 replies
    The Martinez Report ^ | 8/4/12 | Melvin Martinez
    GALLUP: Obama Ratings Negative in Most States, Highest in D.C. "Obama’s approval rating is below 50 percent in 37 states ... The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent." POLITICO: In Oakland, "[o]fficials say the window at Obama's office at 16th Street and Telegraph Avenue was broken as more than 100 protesters marched around 12 p.m. Friday ET."
  • Unemploy Obama

    08/04/2012 7:31:41 AM PDT · by FactsNLogic · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 13, 2012 | Irwin Stelzer
    The latest jobs report should persuade all those who worry about the president’s economic policies but find him likable that enough is enough, and that policy trumps personality when it comes to deciding who should occupy the White House. Job creation remains anemic, the unemployment rate has ticked up to 8.3 percent, and the labor force participation rate continues to fall as more and more Americans choose the couch over tramping the streets looking for work. The Labor Department sums it up: Both the number of unemployed and the unemployment rate "have shown little movement thus far in 2012." It...
  • Obama: Negative ratings in 37 states, but king of DC

    08/04/2012 7:28:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 4, 2012 | Byron York
    Gallup has just released Barack Obama's job approval rating for the first half of 2012, broken down by state, and the news is not encouraging for the president. Obam's approval rating is below 50 percent in 37 states, ranging from a 26 percent rating in Utah to a 49 percent rating in Michigan. Obama is at 50 percent or higher in just 13 states, from a 50 percent rating in Minnesota to a 63 percent rating in Hawaii. The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent.
  • Romney on Chick-fil-A: That’s not something that’s part of my campaign; Obama ducks too

    08/04/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | August 3, 2012 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, I understand why he punted here. His retort to Reid's tax-evasion smear last night was that it's an obvious, grotesque attempt to hand the media a new distraction from Obama's record. He just got back from a foreign policy trip/photo op that was also submerged in distractions, most notably his Olympics comments in London and his aide's "kiss my ass" comments to the press in Poland. He's just begun pushing a more positive message keyed to his biography to convince undecideds that he's up to the job. The last thing he wants right now is another distraction...
  • Obama weighs in on Tebow, Penn State controversy

    08/04/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT · by GregNH · 21 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/1/2012 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama said Thursday that the New York Jets quarterback situation would make him "pretty nervous" if he were a fan of the team. The Jets acquired Denver phenom Tim Tebow in the off-season, but are playing him as a backup to Mark Sanchez. "I've got to tell you, I don't like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of the season," Obama said on Columbus' 97.1 The Fan in a Thursday call-in appearance on The Common Man & The Torg's radio program. (Also on POLITICO: NY Jets brush off Obama critique) "If I was a Jets fan,...
  • Romney can't ignore Sarah Palin in 2012. The Tea Party champ is more politically relevant than ever

    08/04/2012 2:03:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 2, 2012 | Dr. Tim Stanley, Oxford University
    Love her or loathe her (and those seem to be the only options), Sarah Palin won’t go away. Despite holding no office and having no obvious intention of running for one, she continues to dominate headlines and divide the country. So how will Romney handle her in 2012? Presuming that he won’t nominate her for Veep (the smart money is on a really boring white guy), what role – if any – will she take in the campaign? Should the GOP embrace the Palin effect or pretend it doesn’t exist? Palin’s national role in the last few days reminds us...
  • To win, Obama needs to get white voters to stay home

    08/04/2012 12:36:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    President Obama has met the enemy, and they are us (us, that is, if you are Caucasian). So reads the handwriting on the wall, according to BuzzFeed, which reports: President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has spent more than $100 million on advertising over the last 3 months. Much, if not most, of it has been produced to shred Mitt Romney’s reputation and suppress turnout among white voters who might vote for Romney. That last sentence is worth re-reading. It links to a New York Times op-ed that notes with equal candor, not to mention nonchalance: He is running a two-track...
  • Republicans deliver ‘You Didn't Bake This' Obama cake

    08/03/2012 5:50:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/3/2012
    President Barack Obama's Republican critics are celebrating his birthday, tongue-in-cheek style. On the eve of his 51st birthday, the Republican National Committee delivered this cake on Friday to its Democratic counterpart. "Since President Obama's birthday is tomorrow, we actually wish him a happy 50.99726 years with this 'you didn't bake that' cake," said RNC spokesman Tim Miller. (Why the strange number? It's a short story). "We do know that hard working, smart entrepreneurs across the country join us in wishing the president a happy birthday and hoping that next year he has more time for baking so the country can...
  • $465 for Legal Status Under Obama’s ‘Dream Act’

    08/03/2012 6:22:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | August. 3, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    The Obama administration will formally begin granting some young undocumented immigrants legal status and work permits later this month under a controversial new policy first announced by President Obama in June. The Department of Homeland Security today announced details of the application and approval process for the DREAM Act-like program, outlining specific eligibility requirements and a $465 fee. It will begin Aug. 15. Illegal immigrants younger than 30 who came to the United States before age 16, have lived here for at least five years continuously, attend or have graduated from high school or college, and have no criminal convictions...
  • Dems Move to Block Military Vote

    08/03/2012 10:51:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 29 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    In recent elections less than 5% of the ballots cast by active duty military personnel serving overseas arrived in time to be counted. Nevertheless, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Ohio Democratic Party have jointly filed suit in Ohio to strike down a law that gives deployed troops more time to cast absentee ballots. The suit alleges that the provision allowing more time for deployed troops is “contrary to the policy of the current Administration” and “would improperly embroil military personnel in partisan politics.” DNC Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla) declared that “it is...
  • Is Your Neighbor a Democrat? Obama Has an App for That

    08/03/2012 8:39:20 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 27 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | 8-3-12 | Lois Beckett
    Curious how many Democrats live on your block? Just download the Obama campaign's new mobile app. The app, released last week, includes a Google map for canvassers that recognizes your current location and marks nearby Democratic households with small blue flags. For each targeted address, the app displays the first name, age and gender of the voter or voters who live there: "Lori C., 58 F, Democrat." All this is public information, which campaigns have long given to volunteers. But you no longer have to schedule a visit to a field office and wait for a staffer to hand you...
  • New SuperPAC exposing Obama administration's racism

    08/03/2012 8:21:43 PM PDT · by bfkirk · 8 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | August 3, 2012 | Josh Israel
    One of the fears that may instill the occasional bout of night terror among American pols is the possibility that “friendly” SuperPACs who don’t agree with the strategy, tactics, or message they ostensibly support will fall into a giant vat of unregulated cash and do something stupid and counter-productive. We may be about to see how effectively Republicans can keep that from happening, via a new Super-PAC created by the shady oppo researcher Stephen Marks that’s already released a web ad which is a small masterpiece of racism-posing-as-anti-racism. As ThinkProgress’ Josh Israel reports:, a new Super PAC registered with...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama frags military voters

    08/03/2012 8:02:14 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2012 | Editorial
    President Obama goes out of his way to appear to support the troops. But when it comes to voting, he would like to keep them out of the fight.... Democrats have a transparent political motive. A May 2012 Gallup survey showed Mr. Obama trailing Mitt Romney among veterans 58 to 34 percent. “About a fourth of men are veterans,” Gallup reported, “and it is their strong skew toward Romney that essentially creates the GOP candidate’s leading position among men today.”
  • Hugo Chavez Endorses Obama, Says Romney Represents 'Selfish Capitalist Elite'

    08/03/2012 5:04:08 PM PDT · by mnehring · 22 replies
    On two recent occasions, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s populist authoritarian president, expressed warm support for Pres On two recent occasions, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s populist authoritarian president, expressed warm support for President Obama. In Chavez’s book, the President is the “good guy” among American political figures in what he calls “the empire.” This was the dubious sort of offhand endorsement from a schizophrenic tyrant that even the White House and its political spin masters most likely found awkward. On the presidential campaign trail last weekend, Chavez returned to the subject of U.S. politics when he compared his young opposition rival, Henrique Capriles,...
  • Barack Obama Runs On Empty And Toward Defeat

    08/03/2012 4:41:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 3, 2012 | Douglas MacKinnon
    The social experiment that was Barack Obama's election and presidency is over. Way over. As one who was born in the heart of Boston and worked the political world of Washington for 20 years, I know quite a few Democrats. Some are family, and many are close friends. Most voted for Obama in 2008. None at this point is inclined to vote for him in 2012. Why? Because they view him as an abject failure across the board and have decided to put the welfare of their families and themselves before the empty rhetoric of the Obama campaign before it's...
  • Does Chick-fil-A controversy risk turning off young employees?

    08/03/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/3/12 | Jena McGregor
    Who knows whether or not Cathy’s remarks will create risks for his sales over the long term—a temporary boost appears to be underway, and customers can have short-term memories. But at a time when young people increasingly support same-sex marriage, what kind of risks do they create for the company’s pool of potential employees?
  • Obama Asks Americans to ‘Sign His Birthday Card’ & Guess What You Get to Do in Return?

    08/03/2012 1:31:54 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 15 replies
     Barack Obama will turn 51 years old on August 4th, 2012.  The President’s campaign is not missing the opportunity to let Americans know this.  On many social, news and online media sites one will find peculiar ads declaring “Happy Birthday Barrack” and asking you to “Sign the Card.”  Here is what you get when you sign the card.A simple click through takes you to a landing page that asks for some personal information in order to “Join Michelle” in  celebrating the day of our Presidents birth.  The card features an antiquated picture of the President and his then elementary school aged children, singing...
  • A Mitt Romney loss wouldn’t necessarily be a disaster

    08/03/2012 1:26:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 393 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 3, 2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    Don’t buy the doom and gloom pronouncements from conservatives telling you, “this is the most important election in history.” A loss for Mitt Romney would not necessarily spell long lasting disaster for Republicans, nor would it be the death-knell to conservatism. In fact, it’s possible a 2012 loss could lay the groundwork for a stronger Republican party and conservative movement. Elections are almost always seen as urgent and morally imperative. But sometimes major victories can only come in the aftermath of what appear to be devastating defeats. John Kerry‘s loss in 2004 laid the groundwork for a Democratic takeover in...
  • Conservatives Have A Secret

    08/03/2012 12:09:12 PM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    ...The entire Democratic Party, from the top down, now looks like Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. The hatred of America is open. The desire to undo American constitutionalism is explicit. And this exposure will only accelerate in the coming months and years, as the left realizes ever more acutely that its days as an accepted political faction are numbered, and it is forced to take increasingly drastic and sudden measures to achieve its brutal aims before the clock runs out....It has become patently clear that the present Republican Party establishment is not up for this fight. Constitutional conservatives must do...
  • Obamacare’s 184 Million Christian Slaves

    08/03/2012 12:04:38 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 8/3/12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Yesterday marked the beginning of their slavery for the 78 million Catholics, 100 million Evangelicals, 6 million Mormons, and the millions of other American believers of other faiths who oppose all or part of Obamacare on religious grounds. To those who say “slave” is a word too charged in American history to be used in this context, I say perhaps “bondsman” -- the word Lincoln used in his Second Inaugural Address -- will fit even better. For how else do you describe the situation of a person who has no choice and is forced to labor to the benefit of...
  • N.D. Senate Race Is in Play for Democrat Heitkamp

    08/03/2012 11:00:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies ^ | August 3, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Most North Dakotans do not like President Obama or his health care law, surveys show. Voters here have not backed a Democrat for president since 1964, and polling forecasts a loss for the White House occupant in November. But North Dakotans also have a deep history of splitting the ticket. And that, mixed with a strong candidate and a booming economy, makes Democrats hopeful about winning a U.S. Senate seat here, despite the otherwise discouraging atmospherics. The Senate race figures to be one of the most competitive in the country -- but it wasn’t supposed to be this way. When...
  • May 26, 2008 Barack Obama's communist connections

    08/03/2012 10:40:04 AM PDT · by jongaltsr · 10 replies
    May 26, 2008 Barack Obama's communist connections By Wes Vernon The frontrunner for this year's Democrat presidential nomination burst upon the scene from out of nowhere only in recent months. Two or three years ago, Barrack Hussein Obama was an unknown outside his Chicago bailiwick and in some other Illinois quarters. Even his time in the Illinois State Senate was unremarkable. So what do we know about him? As this column has noted (see "Violent chickens roost on candidates' shoulders" — April 21, 2008), Senator Obama has some Marxist skeletons in his closet. These include a Hawaiian "poet" named Frank...
  • Obama Czar Resigning...Leaving Us With 1000's Of New Regulations To Strangle Business Owners With

    08/03/2012 10:32:53 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-03-12 | Curt
    Obama's Regulatory Czar has resigned: Cass Sunstein, administrator of the powerful Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the White House Office of Management and Budget, will return later this month to his previous post at Harvard Law School, the White House will announce Friday. Obama said of Sunstein: “For the last three and a half years, Cass Sunstein has helped drive a series of historic accomplishments on behalf of the American people." Accomplishments? During the last 3+ years Obama and his "regulatory czar" have issued 106 new major regulations (as of March 2012). a cost of more than...
  • ROB THE VOTE! - Obama’s secret strategy for staying in power

    08/02/2012 9:41:01 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | August, 02, 2012 | Staff
    The Obama administration is widely regarded as the most lawless in U.S. history. This much you already know. Not enough votes to pass Obamacare? Bribe senators. Don’t like the Defense of Marriage law? Refuse to defend it in court. Congress won’t pass the “Dream Act” granting amnesty to a million illegals? Do it yourself by executive fiat. Don’t want to defend America’s borders? Sue states that do. Don’t like congressional inquiries? Ignore their subpoenas. Obama’s violations are so blatant and manifold that nine states have joined together to sue the federal government for its rampant lawlessness. So, now comes election...
  • BOMBSHELL: Obama chief of staff Daley briefed on Solyndra concerns six months before bankruptcy

    08/03/2012 6:54:46 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Solyndra scandal took a big step up the ladder today, as ABC News uncovers new evidence that shows fears over a collapse reached all the way into the West Wing. An OMB analyst tried to raise red flags on the Obama administration’s attempt to rescue the now-bankrupt green-tech firm, before the Department of Energy rejected her advice and restructured the loans in March 2011, which illegally subordinated taxpayers in case of default. An e-mail from Kelly Colyar in August 2011 reminded recipients that she had predicted that very scenario — and that White House chief of staff had been...
  • Rush Just Said It: Obama Is "Economically Illiterate" (vanity)

    08/03/2012 9:39:42 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show | 08-03-12 | OrangeHoof
    I've used this phrase for about a year and now Rush Limbaugh has said it to millions: Barack Obama is economically illiterate.
  • GOP prepares to file lawsuit against Holder

    08/03/2012 9:32:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | August 3, 2012 | Frank Thorp
    House Republicans will file a civil suit against Attorney General Eric Holder during the August recess, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has told NBC News. House Republicans will file suit in an effort to compel Holder to release documents associated with the failed "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation. "We'll be filing a civil case during the break," Issa told NBC, "We will expect a day in court before a federal judge, which we have a 100 percent chance that the judge will hold that these documents should be delivered." During negotiations between House Republicans and Holder in June,...
  • Economy Creates 163,000 New Jobs but Rate Rises to 8.3%

    08/03/2012 5:36:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published: Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 8:32 AM ET | Jeff Cox
    The U.S. economy closed out an otherwise weak second quarter by creating more jobs than expected, with 163,000 new positions added, but the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent. June saw 80,000 new jobs.
  • Form Deep Undercover in Obama's Justice Department Comes Molsterman Report III: Hints & Allegations

    08/03/2012 9:18:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-3-2012 | MOTUS
    Today Molsterman gets inside Harry Reid’s brain to explain what’s really going on here: MOTUS: So what do you hear about Harry’s contention that Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes in 10 years? MOLSTERMAN: As usual, it goes well beyond what you see and hear. MOTUS: Tell me. MOLSTERMAN: Well, for starters, there’s the fact that this signals that Harry the Brain has been promoted to head up the Class Warfare division of the Democratic National Committee. He leapfrogged right over Debbie Wasserman Schultz who – despite her willingness to hold forth any straw man argument no matter how vacuous and...
  • The New Normal (Oliver North)

    08/03/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 3, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — This week's revelation about the president's authorizing covert action in Syria should not have come as a surprise to anyone. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, CNN carried a breathless report sourced to "U.S. officials" that our beloved Nobel Peace Prize recipient in the Oval Office "has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad." According to the story, which was picked up by dozens of other outlets within hours, "The secret order, referred to as an intelligence 'finding,' allows for clandestine support by the CIA and other agencies." Given the torrent of self-adulatory...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [8/3/12: Obamugabe's lowest point of year: -23]

    08/03/2012 7:58:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 8/3/12 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 47% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 43%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided... Currently, 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23 (see trends). This is the president’s lowest Approval Index rating of 2012.
  • ‘Totally Heterosexual’ Anti-Chick-fil-A Tough Guy Fired for Bullying Drive-Thru Girl

    08/03/2012 9:07:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/3/2012 | Becket Adams
    It appears Blaze readers weren’t the only ones disgusted by the actions of Adam M. Smith, the grown man who recorded a video of himself berating a female employee at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Tucson, Ariz. It looks like his former employers at Vante were just as displeased: Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company. The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Eighty-Fourth Week in Office

    08/03/2012 9:02:51 AM PDT · by Nachum ^ | 8/3/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Eighty-Fourth Week in Office8/2/2012Queen MichelleA fired up Michelle Obama chants 'Forward!' at campaign rallySolyndra-GateSolyndra email: 'POTUS involvement was Rahm’s idea'Obama’s 'Bank of Washington' applauded by Solyndra CEO in email Probe faults 'pressure' to promote stimulus in $535M Solyndra loan approvalOMB warned WH to cut losses on SolyndraGunrunner-GateATF official resigns after Issa, Grassley nail him in congressional Fast and Furious report White House Fingerprints In the Issa-Grassley Report. "Newell had conducted similar operations 'all the time in Colombia.'" "Trust me, I'm with Government."Reporter Eban may also have been provided information from John Dodson's personal ATF jacket -- a...
  • Obama Campaign, DNC, Ohio DNC Sue to Take Away Number of Days Military Can Vote

    08/03/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 6 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-3-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The Ohio Democrat Party joined the 'party' and along with the Obama for America Campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) - the 3 filed suit to reduce the three extra days the members of our military have to vote...because, you know they might be busy and might need those extra days. According to the sue-happy administration and Democrats, the Military has "no discernible rational basis" for needing extra time. That's a good argument considering Military absentee votes are seldom counted - but you have to think if you show up to vote in your own district, three days, or two...
  • Obama's Challenge: Keep The White Vote Down

    08/03/2012 8:23:01 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 10 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 8-3-2012 | John Ellis
    (snip) The math is simple. In 2008, black turnout was way up. Hispanic turnout was up. Young voters flooded the polls. Barack Obama won a substantial majority (53.4%) of the vote, the largest majority for a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson’s landslide in 1964. The white vote, as a percentage of the total vote, was down. Obama captured 43% of the white vote, the highest percentage of white votes garnered by a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson (President Clinton also received 43% of the white vote in his 1996 re-election campaign). Fast forward to 2012. Black turnout indicators...
  • Obama Immigration Policy Devastating Morale Among ICE Agents ("Morale is in the toilet")

    08/03/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/03/2012 | Todd Beamon
    President Barack Obama’s changes to the nation’s immigration enforcement policy has morale “in the toilet right now” among Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, the head of a national organization that represents such personnel says. “Morale is in the toilet right now,” Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council, told Fox News on Thursday. The group represents about 7,600 officers, agents and other ICE employees. “Most of the guys out in the field are just in an uproar.” The White House announced in June that the federal government would use “prosecutorial discretion” in allowing younger illegal aliens to stay in...

    08/03/2012 8:01:59 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 22 replies ^ | 08/01/12 | Ann Coulter
    Mitt Romney presents one enormous problem for Barack Obama's campaign: No divorce records. That's why the media are so hot to get their hands on Romney's tax records for the past 25 years. They need something to "pick through, distort and lie about" -- as the Republican candidate says. Obama's usual campaign method, used in 100 percent of his races, has been to pry into the private records of his opponents.
  • Underemployment Rate Rises to 15%, Full-time Jobs Drop By 228k (Regulated "Recovery")

    08/03/2012 7:32:30 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/03/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The July jobs report has just been released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U6 Underemployment Rate rose from 14.9% to 15.0%. Non-farm payrolls (NFP) rose 163,000. But with over 12 million unemployed, that is still a small number compared to what is needed. It did beat expectations, however. Now for the bad news (other than unemployment rates rising). In July, the number of part-time jobs added was 31,000 while the number of full-time jobs fell 228,000. So, let me get this straight. The headline will be NFP rose 163k, while full-time jobs fell more (-228k). Obamacare seems to...
  • New Pew poll: Obama wins by 10 if Democrats lead in turnout this year by, um, 19 points

    08/03/2012 7:31:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2012 | AllahPundit
    Normally I give these polls with ridiculous samples the ol' college try, but I'm not even going to bother with this. You're welcome to it if you want to put in the time. The sample:No need to boot up your computer's calculator. That's 43.5D/24.5R/32I, or D+19. The 2008 presidential exit poll, in a big blue year, was D+7. And yet, even here, we find this:Nate Silver notes that Pew has been polling high for Obama all year and that registered voters tend to skew Democratic vis-a-vis likely voters. If you adjust for those effects, he thinks Obama's actual lead here...
  • Polling and Conspiracy (from a non-conspiracy guy)

    08/03/2012 6:28:31 AM PDT · by LS · 31 replies
    self | 8/3/2012 | LS
    As anyone on FreeRepublic will tell you, I am NOT a conspiracy theorist, and usually find common sense explanations for why things happen. Usually, history shows these are right. However, some things have happened recently that have me looking outside “common sense.” 1) Polling, except for Rasmussen and occasionally Gallup, has been wildly and utterly in the tank for Obama. Quinnipiac, one of the worst, came out today with a 9-point Obama lead (he’s at 50) using a +19 (!!!!) Dem sample. In an accurate sample, Romney wins by 1-2. This comes after the CBS poll last week with a...
  • Another Dismal Unemployment Report, Real Unemployment Rate Jumps to 11.5%

    It is really shocking how 3 years after the official end of a recession we have made almost zero progress in reducing unemployment.  Already people are calling this the worst recovery in history and it seems they are right.  Take a look at this updated chart which tracks the number of unemployed and adds back those that have dropped out of the labor force: Looking at this chart, it's pretty clear that none of Obama's policies worked.  Not the $862 billion stimulus, not the massive transfer of "Obama money" to the undeserving.  We still have 18 million people out of...
  • Barack Obama's other billionaire: George Kaiser made Oklahoma his personal tax haven

    08/03/2012 6:23:05 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group ^ | August 3, 2012 | By Bill Allison
    It's unlikely that President Barack Obama will be naming any tax proposals after George B. Kaiser. An investment by the Tulsa billionaire's family foundation in Solyndra, whose bankruptcy may leave taxpayers on the hook for $535 million in federal loans, has raised speculation that the administration acted in part to aid a financial supporter. But the impact on taxpayers of Kaiser's career goes far beyond the $535 million loss. Kaiser has built his fortune in part through shrewdly playing the Internal Revenue Code. In one six year period, during which he increased his net worth enough to land him on...