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  • Can We Taxpayers Expect Anything From “Julia?”

    05/08/2012 9:16:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-08-12 | Warren Beatty
    On Thursday, April 3, 2012, the Barack Obama re-election campaign released “The Life of Julia.” In it are 12 stages in the life of “Julia,” a fictional woman used to demonstrate how Obama’s policies would help her. Throughout the stages in her life, Julia is depicted as someone who benefits from the programs either created by or funded by Obama. The obvious message is that a vote for Obama will keep the largesse flowing for all, not just fictional Julia. One very real problem with the “Julia” concept is that throughout the 12 stages nowhere is it mentioned that...
  • Obama Campaign Slogan 2012

    05/05/2012 6:47:18 PM PDT · by willyd · 4 replies
    Gunzee.com ^ | 05/05/2012 | Gunzee
    This is the new campaign slogan for Obama 2012.
  • Signs and wonders for the Obama faithful

    04/21/2012 9:38:06 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    You can tell they are desperate in Chicago at Obama reelection headquarters. After 3+ years of abject failure, Obama supporters could use a little encouragement. Signs that the guy who scorns those who cling to the guns and religion enjoys some sort of blessing. No need for God to be involved. The search for omens ends up in a glass of beer. And not the usual way, either. Check out this email blast from the campaign:
  • Obama Charges $1,000 Per Handshake

    04/18/2012 9:06:23 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 54 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-18-12 | Breitbart News
    President Obama’s fan base is willing to pay through the nose to get a glimpse of him. In fact, supporters in Dearborn, Michigan showed up today to shell out $1,000 just to shake the hand of The One. “A thousand dollars is a lot of money,” Lonnie Peek, one of the fortunate few to touch Obama personally, told CBS. “But other folks are kickin’ in for their candidates, so what you do is you bite the bullet. You wanna have your conscience good, to feel that this is what I did. You know, you go without a couple of meals....
  • Obama Gave the Church Less Than One-Half Percent of $18 Million Income Over 12 Years

    04/19/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 19, 2012 | Paul Stanley
    An analysis of 12 years of tax returns recently released by President Barack Obama from 2000 to 2011 shows that the First Family donated 1.4 percent or less of their income to charity until he began to run for the U.S. Senate in 2004, and gave only nominal amounts to the church except for substantial donations to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity Church of Christ in 2006 and 2007. The analysis performed by The Christian Post shows that from 2000 to 2011, the Obamas reported an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $18,677,610, of which they paid $5,794,492, or 31 percent,...
  • Romney on Abortion - 2002 [Contrast this with "I have always been Pro-Life"] (Feb 19, 2007)

    04/15/2012 2:57:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Feb 19, 2007 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney outlines his position on abortion in his 2002 run for governor of Massachusetts
  • Seven Ways 2012 Won’t Be Anything Like 2008 For Team Obama

    04/13/2012 9:45:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 75 replies
    The New Republic ^ | April 13, 2012 | 12:00 am | William Galston
    With the general election now underway, it’s tempting to assume that President Obama has a built-in advantage by having at his disposal a campaign operation that earned universal plaudits in 2008. But as Team Obama itself already knows—or, if not, will soon come to realize—the 2012 contest will be very different from the president’s triumphant march to the White House four years ago. The key question will be how the old campaign staff responds to the new electoral landscape. Here are seven realities that Team Obama will have to adjust to.2012 will be a referendum, not a choice. One of...
  • Democrats: Obama will not use Mormonism against Romney

    04/05/2012 2:24:49 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    Scripps ^ | 04/05/2012 | THOMAS BURR
    WASHINGTON - The head of the Democratic Party scolded Sen. Orrin Hatch for alleging that President Barack Obama would use Mitt Romney's Mormonism against him in the White House race."That is just preposterous," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told MSNBC on Wednesday. "That suggestion is utter nonsense."Hatch, during a campaign stop in northern Utah, raised the prospect that Obama's re-election campaign would play the religion card to harm Romney's chances of toppling the incumbent Democrat."You watch, they're going to throw the Mormon church at him like you can't believe," Politico quoted Hatch as saying at...
  • When Obama is Re-elected, "It's On"

    04/03/2012 10:36:21 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 21 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | 04/03/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Fresh off of President Obama's "flexibility" comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last week, Obama supporters are reminiscing about the 2008 campaign and getting excited. Why? According to the left, if Obama wins a second term, he doesn't have to deal with Congress, the right rolling back his achievements and "it's on." Hope and change big words? Who knew? When you combine Obama's flexibility comments with the comments above and then add in Obama's "we're working on gun control under the radar" comments to anti-gun zealot Sarah Brady, another term for Obama is looking more and more like a major...
  • Mitt’s ‘marvelous’ misjudgment

    04/04/2012 6:55:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2012 | Matt Miller
    Mitt Romney, you got some ‘splainin’ to do! That was the gist of President’s Obama’s broadside against Paul Ryan’s budget in a scorching address Tuesday in which the president dubbed the GOP plan the kind of “radical” “social Darwinism” that’s an affront to American values. He also noted conveniently for the assembled press that Mitt Romney has called Ryan’s plan “marvelous.” [SNIP] Can Romney extricate himself from being tied to Ryan as Dole was to Gingrich? This kind of Houdini-style escape may be beyond even the skills of as brazen a flip-flopper as Romney, though it will be fun to...
  • George Zimmerman Video Shows Little Evidence of Broken Nose, Doctor Says

    04/03/2012 5:33:22 AM PDT · by ironman · 69 replies
    ABC ^ | April 3, 2012 | Matt Gutman
    ...shows little evidence of a broken nose, the president of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians said today.
  • Trayvon Martin's mother files to trademark son's name

    03/27/2012 1:46:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2012 | Walter Pacheco
    The mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin wants to trademark her son's name in the slogans, "I am Trayvon" and "Justice for Trayvon," according to two petitions filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Federal documents show Sybrina Fulton, the teen's mother, is the owner of the trademark petitions, which were filed online March 21 by her attorneys Kimra Major-Morris and Natalie Jackson of the Women's Trial Group. The trademarks, if granted, would cover digital materials, including DVDs, CDs and audio recordings featuring Trayvon. Each trademark application costs $325.
  • Still the Alinsky Playbook

    03/27/2012 1:09:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 27, 2012 | John Fund
    [Snippets -- read it ALL] ....Born in 1909, Alinsky was a left-wing activist with a streak of ruthless political realism. After studying criminology at the University of Chicago, he went into union organizing, and found it too tame. His “approach to social justice,” in the words of the Washington Post, would come to rely instead on “generating conflict to mobilize the dispossessed.”.... ....His most enduring influence may have been to inspire the National Education Association to become a political powerhouse. Sam Lambert, the executive secretary of the NEA in 1967, when it hired Alinsky as a political trainer, boasted that...
  • Obama Campaign Secures Communists.com Web Address

    The Obama 2012 campaign has secured the web address: communists.com which redirects the user to the President’s campaign splash page. Don’t believe me? Type the address into your browser for yourself and see what happens. While it is quite common for companies and campaigns to secure multiple web addresses which redirect the user to one master website, the other domains typically have some sort of relevance to the campaign. For instance, it would be perfectly appropriate and expected for the Obama campaign to secure; Obama.com, Barack.com, Hopeandchange.com, etcetera. In fact, it is in accordance with SEO best practices for a...
  • Obama thanks Oprah for recommending him, just as she does books, skin cream

    03/17/2012 12:23:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/16/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Obama on Friday thanked his "good friend" Oprah Winfrey for being an early endorser who got Americans to support him, just as they buy the books and skin cream she recommends. At a fundraiser at the Atlanta home of movie and TV mogul Tyler Perry -- a close friend of Winfrey's -- called out the former talk show host, who was in the audience, by name. "And then, there is my good friend, Oprah, who very early on, when I was still running, just decided that she would support this guy with a name that nobody could pronounce. And...
  • Obama: Oprah Helps Me 'Focus on the Big Picture'

    03/16/2012 10:44:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News/ABC OTUS News ^ | March 17, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    ATLANTA - President Obama opened his Friday of fundraising with a rousing speech to 600 donors in Chicago and closed it with an intimate appeal before 40 "friends" that included talk-show host, business woman and American icon, Oprah Winfrey. "There's my good friend Oprah, who very early on when I was still running, just decided that she would support this guy with a name that nobody could pronounce," Obama said as he addressed guests seated around five candle-lit tables adorned with bouquets of red roses inside the cavernous Chateau-style home of actor/producer Tyler Perry. "And just like books, skin cream...
  • Obama campaign releases documentary on first term

    03/15/2012 5:21:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2012 | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Helped by Hollywood, President Barack Obama's campaign is releasing a 17-minute documentary that portrays the president as a resolute figure who confronted a massive economic downturn and the aftermath of the nation's war on terrorism with determination and a series of tough decisions. The documentary, commissioned by the Obama campaign, provides a window into how his team is trying to sell the president's re-election bid: As a man of principle who faced daunting challenges from the moment he won election but persevered to rescue the U.S. auto industry, begin rebuilding the economy, pass health care reform and...
  • Obama Targets Breitbart, Palin, Hannity With Heavily-Edited Ad

    03/12/2012 3:08:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    brietbart.com/big-government ^ | 3/12/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The Obama re-election campaign has released an internet ad targeting Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, and Breitbart.com. Coming up short in the fundraising department and under fire for President Obama’s longtime association with the radical ideas of Professor Derrick Bell, the Obama campaign video features the McCain/Palin logo, and claims that right-wingers are dog-whistling racism. The video opens with words flying in, white on blue, with the trademark McCain/Palin yellow stripe. “MORE THAN FOUR YEARS LATER,” the ad proclaims, “SARAH PALIN AND THE FAR RIGHT SAY PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BRING BACK RACIAL DISCRIMINATION … AGAINST WHITE PEOPLE.” The video then cuts...
  • Michelle Obama in Boston: US stands at a ‘fundamental crossroads’

    03/10/2012 8:37:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    boston.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andrew Ryan and Martin Finucane
    Michelle Obama told a group of Democratic supporters at a fund-raiser in Boston tonight that “we stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country,” praising her husband’s record during his first three years in office and urging them to get involved in his reelection campaign. “Barack had the backs of American workers. He put his faith in the American people,” she said of President Obama’s auto industry bailout. She also touted his record on job creation, his Supreme Court picks, and the federal health care reform law he championed. “Last year we made history together by finally passing health care...
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGNS MORE, HAS LESS CASH THAN BUSH IN 2004

    03/09/2012 3:29:26 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-9-2012 | Staff report
    OBAMA CAMPAIGNS MORE, HAS LESS CASH THAN BUSH IN 2004 BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff - March 9, 2012 9:48 am Since the Obama campaign told congressional leaders that it will not be ponying up any cash for the 2012 congressional campaigns, there has been increased scrutiny of the Obama campaign’s financial situation.At this point in the election cycle, President Obama has campaigned almost twice as much and has less cash on hand in his re-election bid than his predecessor, George W. Bush. According to National Journal: [Senator Harry] Reid and [Congresswoman Nancy] Pelosi, according to Democrats aware of the...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Biased Media Should Register as Obama Super PACs

    03/08/2012 5:12:49 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 8th | Michelle Lopata
    The Associated Press and other mainstream media are so biased in favor of President Barack Obama that they should register with the Federal Election Commission as Obama super PACs, Rush Limbaugh says.
  • Obama says he wants lower gas prices

    03/06/2012 1:45:26 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 6, 2012 | Stephanie Condon
    CBS News) President Obama on Tuesday scoffed at the notion he wants higher gas prices, as some of his critics claim. Asked about the charge at his first formal White House press conference of the year, Mr. Obama replied to Fox News correspondent Ed Henry's question with a question of his own. "From a political perspective, do you think the president of the United States going into re-election wants gas prices to go up higher? Is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?" Presidents of both parties have historically considered it harder to get votes if...
  • EXCLUSIVE: SEIU, ACADEMIA HELP OCCUPY MOVEMENT 'ABOLISH CAPITALISM'

    03/04/2012 10:03:43 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 23 replies · 1+ views
    BREITBART'S 'STORY OF DECADE' PROVEN: BIG LABOR, ACADEMIA, HELP OCCUPY MOVEMENT 'ABOLISH CAPITALISM http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/03/04/Exclusive%20Occupy%20Abolish Breitbart.com has received exclusive tape of an Occupy Strategy Session at New York University, billed as a group talk on “The Abolition of Capitalism.” One of the headline speakers at this session was Stephen Lerner, former leader and International Board Member of the SEIU and frequent Obama White House visitor. Lerner argued in favor of people not paying their mortgages and “occupying” their homes; he spoke in favor of invading annual shareholders meetings to shut them down. But his big goal was to get workers to...
  • Obama's October Surprise?

    02/24/2012 8:42:04 AM PST · by Doc Savage · 87 replies · 1+ views
    February 24, 2012 | Doc Savage
    Sometime between today, February 24th and election day, November 6th, the world, as we currently know it, will begin to unravel. The crisis will be real and it will be global in nature. It may start with a pre-emptive attack on Iran by Israel that spreads rapidly with worldwide destruction; or it may begin as $10 a gallon gasoline prices paralyze the U.S. economy; or it may begin with several U.S. states declaring insolvency and the European Union collapsing. But it will happen, and it will be catastrophic. And when it happens Barack Hussein Obama will declare the suspension of...
  • Unions gearing up to spend big in 2012 election

    02/22/2012 6:30:34 AM PST · by MulberryDraw · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | February 22, 2012 | Sam Hananel
    Union spending for Obama, Democrats could top $400 million in 2012 election WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unions say they are gearing up to spend more than $400 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama and lift Democrats this election year in a fight for labor's survival.
  • Obama Campaign Amassing Troops in Florida.

    02/20/2012 6:23:09 AM PST · by true believer forever · 12 replies
    Tampa Bay Online/The Tampa Tribune ^ | February 19, 2012 | William March
    While the Republican presidential candidates have been battling in Florida and other state primaries, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has been quietly putting together what aides say will be the biggest grass-roots campaign organization in Florida history. Obama campaign staff members won't give out numbers about their organizing effort — how many paid staff and volunteers, or of the "neighborhood team captains" they say are the linchpin of the effort. Obama, she said, "is a community organizer at heart. Our neighborhood team model is based on people organizing in their neighborhoods." Despite the campaign's reluctance to provide numbers, it's clear...
  • The digital wizards behind Obama's tech-heavy re-election strategy (Facebook Data Mining)

    02/20/2012 10:08:30 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 14 replies
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/17/obama-campaign-digital-team ^ | Friday 17 February | Ed Pilkington in New York
    The names behind a crack team of some of America's top data wonks building a digital campaign from bottom up
  • Santorum: 'Concerns' about 'emotions involved' for women in frontline combat

    02/09/2012 8:25:12 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 134 replies · 1+ views
    politico.com ^ | February 9, 2012 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Santorum, in an interview with CNN's John King a bit ago, was asked whether he thinks it's a good idea or a bad idea for the Pentagon to relax some of the rules about women taking frontline roles in combat, "perhaps opening the door to a broader role for, ultimately, women in combat." His answer was both praising of women serving the country, and as a part of the armed services, but he went on to explain why he would take issue with women on the front lines. "Look, I want to create every opportunity for women to be...
  • Newt’s Plan, Mitt’s Morass - Newt’s boldness trumps Mitt’s meekness

    02/06/2012 1:34:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 6, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    Despite losing Tuesday’s Florida primary, NewtGingrich used his SunshineState effort to showcase his voluntary 15 percent flat tax — 2012’s smartest idea yet, both strategically and substantively. Through the November 6 election, this concept can inoculate Republicans from the Democrats’ ceaseless lies about the wealthy “not paying their fair share” of taxes. And, if implemented, Gingrich’s prescription would reinvigorate America’s feeble economy. Among the barbs that Gingrich and WillardMittRomney traded, the former House speaker made this generous-sounding comment at the January 23 Tampa debate: “I’m prepared to describe my 15 percent flat tax as the MittRomney flat tax,” Gingrich declared....
  • Former Rep. Gabby Giffords could flip Arizona for Obama in presidential race

    02/02/2012 11:40:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2012 | Russell Berman
    President Obama is eyeing Arizona as one of the few Republican states he might flip in November, but to do that he might need the help of its brightest star: former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D). Whether Giffords will lend her considerable clout to the president’s reelection campaign remains an open — and exceedingly delicate — question.
  • Obama Heads to Church – Again (Hussein posing in an election year)

    01/15/2012 10:33:45 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 28 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 1/15/14 | K Koffler
    [Hussein] headed out to church this morning for the third time in a month, the latest sign that the president may be using religion to boost his image as the campaign heats up. [Hussein] has rarely gone to church since becoming president.... The increasingly large doses of religion added to the Obamas’ public profile has been accompanied by other Average Joe-pleasing displays of middle class virtuousness, like Michelle shopping at Target or the president heading to Best Buy to purchase gifts for his daughters and to PetSmart to get a bone for the dog.
  • Obama faces three local challenges to his eligibility for the Illinois primary ballot

    01/15/2012 10:13:31 AM PST · by jdoug666 · 27 replies
    WLS News ^ | 1/13/2012 | Mary Frances Bragiel
    WLS Radio has learned that President Barack Obama faces three local challenges to his eligibility for the Illinois primary ballot. At least one involves a group that believes the fight will be worse than the one Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced with his residency challenge.
  • Moore Warns Obama: "There Are Enough Pissed Off People That Will Go Somewhere Else"

    01/14/2012 4:45:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 13, 2012 | MIchael Moore
    MICHAEL MOORE: "They're so desperate to be elected, that [it] is more powerful than the money than they're getting from these corporations is your vote. They can't win without your vote -- and don't let the Democrats and Barack Obama play that card of 'Well, where else are you going to go?' You know? They do not want to do that. They really don't want to do that because hey saw what happened in 2000. There's just enough pissed off people that will actually go somewhere else and can cause a huge ruckus as a result of that. So, they...
  • The Venture Capitalist vs. The Vulture Socialist

    01/12/2012 5:12:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 12, 2012 | George Neumayr
    Put the worst possible construction on Mitt Romney's career as a venture capitalist and it still looks much better than Barack Obama's. Pecking at the entrails of a limping economy, Obama is the vulture socialist. A president who promised to bankrupt the coal industry is in no position to gainsay Romney's record of job creation at Bain Capital. Romney created at least 100,000 jobs in private life; Obama created none. Then Obama entered office and racked up a record of job destruction that would give even the most reckless corporate raiders pause. The vulture socialists feed off an economy that...
  • Media Buries Obama Selling Access at $45,000 Per Donor Closed-to Press $1.1 Million Fundraiser

    01/09/2012 7:55:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 12 replies
    Monday, January 9, 2011 | Kristinn
    In their reports on tonight's two D.C. fundraising events by Barack Obama, the news media is burying the outrageous access-selling of the presidency for $45,000 by Obama to a select group of just 25 donors that brought in $1.125 million for his reelection campaign and Democratic party coffers.The exclusive "roundtable discussion" fundraiser was closed to the press. The only report on what was said at the event is based on what Obama himself related at a later man-of-the-people fundraiser of 700 donors that cost $100 per person which was open to the press.The AP report on Obama's fundraising buried the...
  • On a $4M Vacation, Michelle Seeks $3 From Backers

    12/30/2011 12:18:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 12/30/11 | Keith Koffler
    Speaking from her paradisical $4 million Hawaii vacation, Mrs. Obama wants to know: Do any of President Obama’s supporters have $3 to spare for his reelection? This is approximately like coming upon Warren Buffett on a street corner with a McDonald’s cup asking if he can have 15 cents. Michelle’s request was part of an email sent to the Obama 2012 list today. Over the next 11 months we’ve got an organization to grow, voters to register, and people to get fired up.
  • Obamas pay Pearl Harbor tribute

    12/30/2011 11:48:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/30/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    HONOLULU — President Barack Obama paid his respects at Pearl Harbor on Thursday, offering a solemn tribute to the thousands of Americans killed on the “date which will live in infamy.” The president swapped his casual vacation outfit for a dark suit as he and the first lady toured the memorial on his first visit to the site since he came here in late 2008 as president-elect.
  • Team Obama lays out electoral map strategy

    12/29/2011 5:28:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 29, 2011 | Peter Nicholas
    The mood in camp Obama is picking up these days, with the president’s poll numbers inching northward and Republicans mired in what could turn out to be a prolonged, expensive battle for the GOP nomination. When Obama campaign officials look at a map of the U.S., they see any number of viable routes toward the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency. In a fundraising pitch Thursday, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina laid out five potential pathways to the magic number. The Obama campaign likes to start with the states that John Kerry won in the 2004 election,...
  • Obama on Campaign Slogan: ‘We’re Still Working On It’

    12/27/2011 2:04:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Obama on Campaign Slogan: ‘We’re Still Working On It’ The man who made “change we can believe in” and “yes, we can” hallmarks of the 2008 presidential race is still searching for a catchy phrase to define his next campaign. “We’re still working on it,” President Obama told ABC News’ Barbara Walters when asked about his slogan in an exclusive pre-Christmas interview. “I think that’s a great question,” Obama said, grinning. “If those middle-schoolers have any suggestions, let me know.” (Walters’ question had been written by a young American student and Obama admirer.) While no official selection has been made...
  • ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Obama-Clinton Presidential Ticket

    12/28/2011 6:16:11 PM PST · by blam · 116 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-28-2011 | Robert Reich
    ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Obama-Clinton Presidential Ticket Robert Reich Dec. 28, 2011, 7:08 PM My political prediction for 2012 (based on absolutely no inside information): Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden swap places. Biden becomes Secretary of State — a position he’s apparently coveted for years. And Hillary Clinton, Vice President. So the Democratic ticket for 2012 is Obama-Clinton. Why do I say this? Because Obama needs to stir the passions and enthusiasms of a Democratic base that’s been disillusioned with his cave-ins to regressive Republicans. Hillary Clinton on the ticket can do that. Moreover, the economy won’t be...
  • The Top Ten Best (and Worst) Communicators of 2011 (Perry and Obama are ranked)

    12/27/2011 9:50:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Decker Communications ^ | Brian and Kelly Decker
    .....5. Rick Perry had the most publicized communication failure of the year with his brain freeze in remembering his third point in a very public setting. The Rule of Three is good, but you don’t want to say “There are three things…” in advance in a very public forum such as a Presidential Debate unless you know you will remember them. Or have them in your notes. So he could have topped the Worst list with that faux pax along with his early amateurish debate performances, marked by halting mannerisms, jerky style and hostile attacks. But he’s here in the...
  • CNN Poll: President's approval nearing 50%

    12/20/2011 11:57:40 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/20/2011 | CNN
    Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's approval rating, a crucial indicator of his reelection chances, is on the rise, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International Poll out Tuesday also indicates that the partisan battle over extending the payroll tax cut may be partially responsible for the jump in the president's numbers. Full results (pdf) According to the survey, 49% of Americans approve of the job Obama's doing in the White House, up five points from last month, with 48% saying they disapprove, down six points from mid-November. The 49% approval rating is the president's highest since May,...
  • Obama to be challenged on ballot in all 50 states

    12/14/2011 11:32:07 PM PST · by ExtremePatriot · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Post and Email ^ | 12/14/2011 | Sharon Rondeau
    Capt. Pamela Barnett (Ret.) has founded a website and initiative which seeks to assist citizens wishing to challenge Obama’s constitutional eligibility and name placement on the presidential ballot for 2012. She and her team are currently compiling election law from all 50 states and will be providing forms and sample letters which registered voters can use to file a complaint. Barnett has recently appeared on The Roth Radio Show and the Andrea Shea King Radio Show to detail her plan to challenge Obama’s eligibility based on the claim that he is not a “natural born Citizen” as required by Article...
  • Want More Evidence Tucson Memorial Was Obama Campaign Rally?

    01/14/2011 10:12:09 AM PST · by toma29 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 1/14/2011 | Thomas Bryan
    Voila. From Daily Kos on January 14, 2011: Host a SOTU "Together We Thrive" PROGRESS PARTY! It's time to Network For Progress! We need to put the "working" into NETroots! Join us in DC and/or reach your local Obama/OFA, Progressive, Democratic and other Cause or Civic-minded groups and activists to host a State of the Union Party on Tue 1/25 and future collaborations so we can re-build the coalition that has been neglected since November 2008. Although OFA has done lots of great work the Social, Social Media & Media outreach efforts we need to compete with the GOP's Fox...
  • Keystone Conundrum

    11/24/2011 6:35:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 23, 2011 | Alec MacGillis
    What's the matter with Pennsylvania? That question, or the implication of it, was embedded near the end of my last post looking at whether President Obama faces an "Ohio versus Virginia" choice in plotting a path to reelection. While all this political geography is still fresh in my mind, before the latter is benumbed by the Thanksgiving repast, I figured I ought to take up the question more directly.  Here's the deal: polls at this point are of course to be taken with big rocks of sea salt, but there was a disconcerting one for Obama yesterday showing him tied...
  • Romney asks Patrick aides for copies of communication with Obama officials

    11/17/2011 1:49:22 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/17/2011 | Matt Viser
    ....Patrick, a Democrat, is a close friend and supporter of President Obama, and is expected to play a prominent role in his reelection campaign. “As you know, state law strictly prohibits you and your staff from using public resources for political campaign purposes,” reads a letter sent this afternoon by Matt Rhoades, Romney’s campaign manager. “Under state law, a public employee may not provide services to a candidate or campaign during his or her work hours.” “Nonetheless, it is evident that your office has become an opposition research arm of the Obama reelection campaign,” the letter added, citing Reilly’s comments...
  • Correcting the 'fairy tale:' a SEAL's account of how Osama bin Laden really died (dastardly)

    11/07/2011 3:37:27 PM PST · by STARWISE · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-7-11 | Vince Coglianese
    Published: 12:42 AM 11/07/2011 | Updated: 3:28 PM 11/07/2011 Forget whatever you think you know about the night Osama bin Laden was killed. According to a former Navy SEAL who claims to have the inside track, the mangled tales told of that historic night have only now been corrected. “It became obvious in the weeks evolving after the mission that the story that was getting put out there was not only untrue, but it was a really ugly farce of what did happen,” said Chuck Pfarrer, author of Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama...
  • Michelle Obama to visit Broward to raise money for president's re-election

    10/27/2011 9:11:24 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 1 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 27 Oct 2011 | Anthony Man
    <p>Michelle Obama makes her first visit as first lady to Broward County this week. She'll be raising money for her husband's re-election effort.</p> <p>"There's tremendous excitement," said Andrew Weinstein, a Coral Springs lawyer active in Democratic politics. He's a volunteer fundraiser for President Barack Obama's campaign.</p>
  • Top Solyndra pusher jumps up a bracket in Obama's reelection campaign bundling

    10/16/2011 12:39:27 PM PDT · by matthewreporter · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 14, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Obama administration Department of Energy loan programs adviser Steve Spinner jumped up a bracket in fundraising for the president’s re-election campaign. Spinner was the staffer inside Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s office who pushed and advocated on behalf of Solyndra. Spinner was ranked in the Obama campaign’s $250,000 to $500,000 bundling bracket in the second quarter, but third-quarter fundraising numbers released on Friday show he raised more than $500,000.
  • Barack Obama, Ron Paul Lead in Campaign Cash From Military Donors

    10/16/2011 12:59:41 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 17 replies
    OpenSecretsblog ^ | 10-16-2011 | Michael Beckel
    U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya may weigh on the minds of voters next year, but during the early months of the 2012 election cycle, members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are active political donors are mainly rallying around two candidates, according to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Those candidates are President Barack Obama and libertarian-leaning Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Overall, individuals who listed their occupation as one of the branches of the military or the U.S. Department of Defense have donated about $78,000 to presidential candidates, according to the Center's analysis of donors...