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  • The 2012 Election was a Fraud (Yes it was)

    12/04/2013 3:35:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Rush ^ | December 4, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Dave in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hi, Dave. Great to have you on the program. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush, thanks for taking my call. Here's the deal. I believe that the Republicans are never gonna win another presidential election until they can somehow win back even 30% of the black vote. You cannot continue to lose over 90% of one major voting bloc and win a national election anymore. I just don't see it happening. RUSH: Well, I understand your theory, but I must respectfully disagree. The Republicans have won plenty of presidential races with the Democrats getting 93%...
  • The saddest, albeit possibly most accurate short message you will read

    06/03/2013 10:44:45 PM PDT · by Alaska Wolf · 44 replies
    The Coffee Shop ^ | March 25, 2013 | a USMC Vet
    The saddest, albeit possibly most accurate short message you will read The American Dream ended (on November 6th) in Ohio . The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind. A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America . The Cocker Spaniel is...
  • Thomas Sowell: Nicers Losers

    11/13/2012 2:14:59 AM PST · by Fred · 38 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 111312 | Thomas Sowell
    Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishmentó nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have. The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran for...

    11/07/2012 11:38:21 AM PST · by vivabushchick · 44 replies
    USstream ^ | 12/07/2012 | Bill Whittle
    WHEN THE CRYING IS OVER: One half of this country is virtuous the other half is unable to face evil. Bill Whittle makes an interesting case for the future that does not include civil disobedience.
  • Universal Studios Orlando Turns Halloween Horror Nights Show Into Obama Campaign Rally

    10/10/2012 6:44:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 10, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    What can be political about Halloween? Especially Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando. Well, guess what? Universal Studios in Orlando this year actually turned a Halloween Horror Nights show into what is obviously a not very subtle Obama campaign rally in which the Romney type candidate declares he lied in the debate and that he shoves grannies off the cliff. Think I'm kidding? Then read the words of Marla Knowles, a blogger at BIZPAC REVIEW, who went to Universal Studios last weekend and reported her unpleasant experience of Universal Studios pushing Obama propaganda and Romney slamming on their customers:...
  • Media: Romney won the debate

    10/03/2012 8:27:15 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Media outlets and personalities across the political spectrum agreed that Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate of the general election. ďThat wasnít a debate so much as Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car,Ē The Weekly Standardís Mark Hemingway tweeted. But it wasnít just conservatives saying Romney beat Obama. ďWhat was Romney doing? He was winning!Ē MSNBCís Chris Matthews said. ďObama should watch MSNBC every nightĒ to improve his debate prep, he added. Newsweekís Andrew Sullivan, a fervent Obama supporter, denounced his performance. ďHe choked. He lost. He may...
  • MSNBC's Toure Argues Put 2008 Aside; ...

    09/30/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 30, 2012 | Tim Graham
    From his spot on the Time Ideas blog, the MSNBC anchor Toure admitted "If President Obama had to run against Senator Obama of 2008, he’d probably be crushed. Back then, Obama seemed superhuman; today he is merely mortal. His victory in 2008 was historic, breaking the race barrier in the nation’s highest office." Guess what came next. Re-electing Obama is a greater test of whether America is racist than it was in 2008: "But an Obama victory in 2012 would say something even more profound about how far our country has come. Granted, Obama’s election (or not) is merely one...
  • Should There be an Empty Chair Interview of President Obama?

    09/30/2012 11:52:08 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 33 replies
    Fox News | September 30, 2012 | self
    Today, on Fox News Sunday, a contentious interview by Chris Wallace of Paul Ryan was televised.
  • Busy schedule forces Obama to cancel mock debates (with John Kerry)

    09/27/2012 1:11:36 PM PDT · by maggief · 117 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 27, 2012 | Bryan Bender and Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has been forced to cancel several debate practice sessions with Senator John F. Kerry, whom he tapped to play stand-in for Republican challenger Mitt Romney, leaving little time for them to spar ahead of next weekís first presidential debate. The Massachusetts senator has held at least one mock debate with Obama to help him prepare for the first matchup against the former Massachusetts governor to be held Oct. 3 in Denver, but several others were cancelled due to the the presidentís busy schedule, said deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter.
  • Actress Jessica Alba asks voters to pledge allegiance to Obama

    09/20/2012 8:34:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 91 replies ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama campaign has launched its ďFor AllĒ campaign, encouraging supporters to take pictures of themselves with their hands on their hearts and a note explaining why they support President Obama. Actress Jessica Alba uses the Pledge of Allegiance as an example of the campaign in an email to supporters. ďGrowing up, my classmates and I started every day with a ritual: Weíd stand up, put our right hand over our hearts, and say the Pledge of Allegiance,Ē explains Alba. ďTo me, that gesture was a promise. A promise to be involved and engaged in this countryís future. A promise...
  • Beyoncť & Jay-Z host NY Bam ba$hJay-Z & Beyoncť ready tower of bubbly

    09/19/2012 6:59:52 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/18/12 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON ó Nix the flags and the podium. Cue the opulent 18-foot tower of gold-bottled French champagne. When President Obama addresses an elite roster of hipsters and multimillionaires, including hosts Beyoncť and Jay-Z, in New York tonight, he will do so next to a custom-designed tower of $800-per-bottle champagne that dominates the main room at Jay-Zís 40/40 nightclub. The 350-bottle champagne tower ó designed by Jeffrey Beers ó is a monument to Jay-Zís favorite bubbly, Armand de Brignac, which is known colloquially by rappers, clubgoers and connoisseurs as Ace of Spades because of its gold-spade label. ďItís floor-to-ceiling gold bottles...
  • We're Witnessing Two Institutions Disintegrate Right Before Our Eyes

    09/13/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh,com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: When the program was over yesterday, I told Snerdley, "You know, I needed three more hours." The stuff that we didn't get to yesterday was just overflowing, the audio sound bites, and it has given me a new resolve. We're loaded again today. It's just incredible. We're watching the disintegration of two institutions right in front of our eyes, and we're all wondering, are we the only ones who see it? We're watching the disintegration of a presidency. We are looking at blatant, uncompromised incompetence. And we are witnessing corruption of another institution, the so-called mainstream media....
  • Do Undecided Voters Use the Internet?

    09/09/2012 11:19:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Ricochet ^ | September 9, 2012 | George Savage
    Scanning my newspaper over coffee this morning, an Associated Press story from the campaign trail leapt off the page: >>>SEMINOLE, Fla. -- Eager to change the subject after a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama tried to rekindle some of the enthusiasm of his 2008 campaign Saturday with a bus tour through a must-win swath of Florida, urging supporters not to "buy into the cynicism that somehow the change we fought for isn't possible." Republican candidate Mitt Romney faulted both his own party in Congress and Obama for exposing the armed forces to huge spending cuts.<<< Obama, speaking to a...
  • Obama in Melbourne Florida, AAR from the FReep

    09/09/2012 9:55:17 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 24 replies
    09 Sep, 2012 | NonValueAdded
    _Resident Obama gave a speech today at the Clemente Center on the campus of the Florida Institute of Technology. Early reports are that the speech went very well and this from a very conservative source inside the venue. There was a very good turnout with FReepers Kristinn, Shove-it, Ravenstar, and yours truly. Others in the crowd who I missed, please shout out. THe Melbourne Tea Party had a good turnout and the SE corner had lots of Israeli flags and at least one sign that said Bibi (OK, they spelled it out but I don't have to). was for Romney....
  • The Nader Effect In Play After Virginia's Decision [Obama Godsend?]

    09/04/2012 9:37:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 04, 2012
    The Nader Effect In Play After Virginia's Decision By Scott Bomboy A decision in Virginia to allow Virgil Goode on the presidential ballot could shake up the national election. And Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has now come into the spoiler picture. For the past few weeks, Goode, the Constitutional party presidential candidate, and Johnson have been afterthoughts in the national presidential campaign involving President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. But Goode won the right on Tuesday to appear on the Virginia ballot, in a move that could hurt Romneyís chances of taking the key swing state in November. And now...
  • Waiting for Sinatra [Peggy Noonan On Convention Music: "General Cultural Vulgarity"

    09/04/2012 9:47:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 04, 2012
    September 4, 2012 Waiting for Sinatra PEGGY NOONAN'S BLOG HOME PAGE Ľ I was out of the room when I heard the phrase Ďsavage disparitiesí and knew it was Cory Booker, mayor of Newark. He spoke in favor of the platform. He had the kind of speech that you really agree with if you really agree with him. He is an obviously bright man who respects the role of business and is considered by reformers to be on the right side of the school reform debate. He has a gift for memorable phrases and seems highly literate in the quick...
  • Michelle Obama says change takes time, urges four more years

    09/04/2012 8:18:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 4, 2012
    (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama acknowledged on Tuesday that the change her husband Barack Obama sought in his White House campaign four years ago has proven difficult but urged voters to give him another term to fix the weak U.S. economy. "He reminds me that we are playing a long game here, and that change is hard, and change is slow, and it never happens all at once," she told the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. "But eventually we get there. We always do," she said.
  • Virgil Goode to remain on Va. presidential ballot

    09/04/2012 7:33:15 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 187 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/04/2012 | Jill Gregorie
    AP photoVirginiaís Board of Elections will allow Virgil Goode to appear as a presidential candidate on state ballots in November, despite Republican efforts to block his candidacy, the Washington Post†reports.Goode is the Constitution Partyís presidential nominee. He represented Virginiaís 5th Congressional District from 1997 to 2009. He was initially elected as a Democrat before becoming an independent and then a Republican. Goode lost his seat to Democrat Tom Perriello in 2008.<snip> Goodeís presidential candidacy has the potential to impact the outcome in Virginia, a swing state where Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are locked in a...
  • Speculation Mounts That Ron Paul Will Launch Third Party Presidential Bid On Tuesdayís Tonight Show

    09/04/2012 7:42:04 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 148 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/4/2012 | Noah Rothman
    Speculation is mounting that Texas Rep. Ron Paul will mount a third party bid for the presidency as pressure from his supporters builds ahead of his appearance Tuesday night on NBCís Tonight Show with Jay Leno. According to a report, Paulís supporters were deeply upset by how the libertarian Texas Representative was treated at the Republican National Convention last week. 300 of them joined in a conference call on Sunday night planning to urge Paul to launch a last-minute independent bid for the White House. In order for Paul to appear on the ballot in all 50 states, he would...
  • Bill Clinton Used To Lure Women To Vote Obama At Dem Charlotte Convention.

    09/04/2012 7:51:31 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 21 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/04/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Former President Bill Clinton would be best used at Democratic National Convention to testify how that only the Dems have been successfully defending women from the Republicans' War On Women. Clinton has had much experience in fending for the females.
  • Obamaís 2nd-term agenda: Global warming, immigration, taxes

    09/04/2012 2:35:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 4, 2012 | Lesley Clark
    .....More may be revealed this week as the Democrats meet in Charlotte, N.C., when the president will be formally nominated as their candidate. Some of the possible second-term goals are ones he set aside in the first when they were too difficult or politically costly. They include a rewrite of immigration laws, efforts to combat global warming and a sweeping change in the tax code beyond the year-to-year extensions of Bush-era tax cuts.... The government faces a ďfiscal cliffĒ of scheduled tax increases and spending cuts at the end of this year. If he and Congress canít reach a permanent...
  • Bad News for Black Families

    09/03/2012 2:43:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 3, 2012 | Keith Riler
    When we assess the President's post-election performance and the effects of his redistributive and regulatory policies, we find that, like a falling tide, he is sinking everyone. We also find that although Barack Obama has hurt all American families, he has hurt black families most of all....... [SNIP] The man is ill-suited for the job. He scores unemployment, weeks unemployed, food stamps, and black illegitimate births, and near the bottom or tied for last in black unemployment, months of 12%-plus black unemployment, and children below the poverty line. Barack Obama has crushed the business and hiring climate. What's left...
  • Election 2012: America Will Never Be the Same - if Obama wins and free to pursue his inner Che

    08/31/2012 3:20:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 31, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    The world is dynamic rather than static, so constantly thinking ahead is the key to understanding. Recognize now that on the morning after the election, whatever the result, America will never be the same. The results themselves will have wrought basic, fundamental change for the body politic. That inevitability underlines and highlights what you should be doing now to influence those results. Karl Marx's Last Stand The wildly overconfident Left is least attuned to what is at stake for them. If Barack Obama is routed this fall as he should be, it will be worse for the left-wing neo-Marxist views...
  • Bill Nye ĎThe Science Guyí Hits Evolution Deniers

    08/27/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 78 replies ^ | Aug 27, 2012 | Kevin Dolak
    In a clip posted to online knowledge forum Big Think via YouTube, former childrenís show host Bill Nye spoke out against the denial of evolution, saying such views harm young people especially and hamper scientific progress. Nye, who hosted the educational show ďBill Nye the Science Guy,Ē which aired on PBS Kids from 1993 through 1998, made the statements in a clip posted online on Thursday, and has since been viewed over one million times. In the clip, Nye praises the United States for its contribution to technological innovation, but says that the denial of evolution is unique to the...
  • Biden's Thuggish Distraction [abdication by journalists sanctions drift toward tyranny]

    08/27/2012 5:59:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 27, 2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    ....ChŠvez and other thugs (such as Iranian Madman-in-Chief Ahmadinejad) send in busloads of paid agitators to interrupt challengers' speeches and make their own support look more substantial than it is. Barack Obama thought only to send Joe Biden, knowing that the throngs of supporters -- made up largely of reporters, anchormen, and their entourages -- would be provided for him by an all-in-for-Obama media aiming similarly to create a false impression of unflagging popularity. And they surely would have, had a little wind [Isaac] not sapped the brief courage of Delaware's big-talking Cowardly Lion. ....according to a 2011 PewResearch poll...
  • Op-Ed: Obama has already won (Unintentional humor alert)

    08/25/2012 1:14:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Knickerbocker Ledger ^ | August 23, 2012 | Stephen Pampinella
    Guys, I have to let you in on a little secret: the election is already over. No, I havenít got crazy (yet) and realize that election day is more than two months away. However, after watching the last six weeks of this trainwreck of a campaign, it is impossible to believe that Romney has any chance to win. He doesnít, and Obama will be reelected. We can make such bold predictions by reviewing a few pieces of evidence. Romneyís campaign: These guys donít have a clue, do they? Like most members of the observing public, I assumed that the Romney...
  • The end?

    08/24/2012 12:24:08 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Obama campang email
    It's August 23rd. And 75 days from now, I'll either be looking at another four years in the White House -- or the end of this opportunity. I know what's at stake for the parents worrying about health care, the kids who need help to go to college, and the seniors who want a secure retirement. But we're getting outspent by wide margins in critical battleground states -- and what we do about that today could be the difference between winning and losing on November 6th. So as we near one of the last fundraising deadlines of this campaign, I'm...
  • VP Joe Biden will fundraise in Massachusetts

    08/24/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden will be back in Massachusetts for two fundraisers this weekend. Biden, a Democrat, will be the featured guest at a fundraiser hosted by Kathy and Mike Schell at the Wayside Inn in Chatham, on Cape Cod, at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The cost to attend is $5,000 per person, or $20,000 per couple to be an event co-host. Mike Schell is an Obama bundler who has raised $50,000 to $100,000 for the president, according to a list of bundlers disclosed by the campaign. The money raised will go to the Obama Victory Fund, which funds the...
  • Obama to Heckler: ĎThat Young Man Probably Needed a Good Teacherí

    08/24/2012 6:49:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    While President Barack Obama addressed a crowd in the battleground state of Nevada on Wednesday, a heckler began yelling but was eventually drowned out by the audience chanting, ďfour more years.Ē When the noise began to die down, President Obama said ďthat young man probably needed a good teacher Ö we all need it.Ē
  • Obama endures another unfortunate [teleprompter] moment on the campaign trail

    08/23/2012 6:00:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug 23, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>His critics will say this unfortunate photo reveals a deeper problem with his presidency -- that he's just a walking teleprompter.</p> <p>A Reuters photographer captured a shot of Barack Obama with his face obscured by a teleprompter during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday.</p>
  • Two arrested for stealing [election] signs

    08/22/2012 7:25:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Atmore Advance ^ | August 20, 2012 | Blake Bell
    This yearís political season is yielding more than just heated debate in Atmore, including jail time for two women caught allegedly stealing campaign signs along Martin Luther King Avenue and Ashley Street Monday night. Crenishia Antoinette Bosby, 24, of Fairhope, and Jawada Marquetta Bosby, 31, of Daphne, were taken into custody by Atmore police officers and agents with the 21st Judicial Drug Task force at approximately 8:45 p.m. after being pulled over on Ashley Street. The pair was also found with a 12-year-old minor and a .25 caliber handgun in the vehicle. For the complete story on Monday nightís...
  • Jake Tapper to Obama at end of WH briefing: 'Don't be a stranger' (Video)

    08/20/2012 11:54:33 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    s President Barack Obama was departing his impromptu appearance at the White House press briefing on Monday, ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper had some parting words for the president. ďDonít be a stranger,Ē Tapper said from the briefing room. Tapperís sentiment seemed to be expressing a consensus among the White House press corps. Prior to this Monday appearance, Obama had not made a solo press conference since June 19. ...more (w/video)...
  • Paul Krugman Calls Newsweek's 'Hit the Road, Barack' Cover Story 'Unethical'

    08/20/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    NewsBusters reported Sunday that Newsweek is out with a truly shocking edition featuring a cover story entitled "Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President." New York Times columnist Paul Krugman took to his blog Sunday excoriating the article in a piece he called "Unethical Commentary, Newsweek Edition": There are multiple errors and misrepresentations in Niall Ferguson’s cover story in Newsweek — I guess they don’t do fact-checking — but this is the one that jumped out at me. Ferguson says: The president pledged that health-care reform would not add a cent to the deficit. But the CBO...
  • New York Voters More Likely to Opt for Muslim President Than Atheist or Born-Again Christian

    08/15/2012 5:11:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 15, 2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    New York residents are less hesitant to vote for a Muslim or Mormon presidential candidate than either an atheist or a born-again Christian, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by Quinnipiac University, found that 30 percent of voters said they are less likely to vote for an atheist, while 27 percent said they would be less likely to vote for a born-again Christian. On the other hand, 24 percent are less likely to vote for a Mormon, while 19 percent are less likely to vote for a Muslim.
  • EDITORIAL: Biden: Back on the chain gang

    08/14/2012 5:44:59 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2012 | Editorial
    Vice President Joe Biden told a racially mixed audience Wednesday that if Republicans take back the White House, ďTheyíre going to put yíall back in chains.Ē Itís hard to say what is more offensive: Mr. Bidenís overt use of inflammatory racial symbolism, or someone from Delaware saying ďyíall.Ē
  • Vanity - Caption this Picture of "Cornfield Obama"

    08/13/2012 4:10:09 PM PDT · by GraceG · 83 replies
    Caption this Photo
  • Sacramento grapples with more drivers parking free with disabled placards

    08/08/2012 5:00:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 8, 2012 | Tony Bizjak
    Anyone searching for a parking space in downtown Sacramento on a weekday might conclude that a big percentage of this city's residents is disabled. Bright blue and red placards hang in half of the windshields on some blocks, allowing those cars to park free all day at any meter, regardless of how much time the meter allows or how congested the area is. As placard numbers grow across the state, frustrated officials from Sacramento to Los Angeles say too many users are in fact able-bodied people abusing the system. It's time to put a stop to it, they say. Vehicles...
  • Obama's birthday wish: Campaign funds [!$$$!]

    08/04/2012 11:39:13 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 4 Aug 2012 | Jodi Kantor
    President Barack Obama is turning 51 on Saturday, with just three months until Election Day. So he will celebrate in true political fashion: spending ďdowntime,Ē as an email invitation put it, at a party at his Chicago home with a bunch of strangers who made campaign donations to be there. That party, on Aug. 12, will mark another milestone in the transformation of the president and his wife, who once tried to limit the role of politics in their lives and now seem to be increasingly giving themselves over to it. Even some longtime Obama fundraisers expressed surprise over the...
  • Economic Forecasting Model Predicts Obama Will Lose In Near-Landslide

    08/02/2012 4:25:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    AEI Ideas ^ | August 2 ,2012 | James Pethokoukis
    To project Obama¬ís 2012 vote I¬íll make the plausible assumption that American military fatalities in Afghanistan continue running at the (politically relatively low) average quarterly rate of the past year: 95 or 0.3 per millions of population. At Election Day cumulative Fatalities then would amount to approximately 1500 or 4.8 per millions of population, which would depress Obama¬ís expected two-¬≠‚Äźparty vote share by less than a quarter of a percentage point ‚ąí0.5 ‚čÖ 4.8 = ‚ąí0.24%. Baring a really big escalation in the aggressiveness of fighters resisting US military presence in Afghanistan, plausible alternative assumptions about the flow of...
  • Secret Service won't pay Newport Beach for police at Obama event

    07/30/2012 9:56:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 30, 2012 | Mike Reicher
    ......The Romney campaign paid its bill last week, about a month after the city sent its invoice. The Obama bill, on the other hand, was sent in May and has not been paid. City spokeswoman Tara Finnigan said the city's billing system would be sending past-due notices. About three weeks ago, the Democratic National Committee contacted the city and told officials to deal with the Secret Service. The DNC and the Republican National Committee split their Newport Beach event proceeds with the respective campaigns. ...... Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, said, "It's the city's intention to apply its usual policies...
  • Virgil Goode submits 14,000 signatures for ballot, with help from Independent Greens

    07/25/2012 6:30:17 PM PDT · by mnehring · 407 replies
    With a little help from his friends, former congressman Virgil Goode has taken a key step toward getting his name on Novemberís presidential ballot in Virginia, submitting more than 14,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections.... ..Goode was a Democrat for much of his career, then became an Independent and finally a Republican for his last six years on Capitol Hill. Now Goode is getting assistance from yet another party, the Independent Greens, whose members have collected thousands of signatures for him.... ...ďVirgil supports rail, and thatís our big issue and heís with us on that,Ē said Carey Campbell,...
  • Obama Campaign Official Sen. Louise Lucas: Romney Campaigning on Racism

    07/25/2012 2:59:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | July 24, 2012 | Ben Howe
    Disagreement continues to be defined as racism by the Democrat party. Speaking on the John Fredericks Morning Show, State Sen. Louise Lucas, part of President Obamaís ďTruth TeamĒ and an official member of the campaign, accused Mitt Romney of gearing his campaign in Virginia to ďfringe racistsĒ which, one can only assume, is anyone that opposes President Obama. Her racial tirade was in response to comments made by Mitt Romney when he was interviewed on the same shows a few weeks prior. In that interview, Romney concluded that President Obama having never held a job in the private sector causes...
  • Virginiaís Goode could be Romneyís undoing

    07/24/2012 6:28:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 264 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/23/2012 | John Gizzi
    While many on the right fear that Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode might just draw enough votes in his native Virginia to tip the Old Dominionís 14 electoral votes from Mitt Romney to Barack Obama, the former six-term congressman made it clear he doesnít care. Goode, in fact, feels that ďin many ways, for conservatives, it might be better to have Obama as president next year rather than Romney.Ē The 65-year-old Goode spoke to Human Events last week as he and his supporters were in the process of gathering the 10,000 signatures they need to submit before the Aug....
  • I Hope Mitt Romney Fails

    07/16/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 146 replies ^ | July 16, 2012 | donjuanluis07
    After the election of Barack Obama in 2008, Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves in January 2009 to announce his hope for the failure of Barack Obama's policies. He was very quick to make sure people understood he was not against Obama due to the color of his skin, but solely due to his policies. In the same vein, I would like to announce a similar sentiment. I agree with Rush that Obama's polices should fail, and I hope they do. I also hope that the policies and philosophies of Mitt Romney fail as well.
  • Romney Led Bain's Investment in Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses

    07/02/2012 10:59:19 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 165 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | July 2, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve
    David Corn has a report out this morning that pushes the continuing attacks on Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital forward not just because of the business it involves ó disposing of aborted fetuses ó but because it extends the length of time he worked at Bain. According to Securities and Exchange Commission documents, Romney was involved in Bain's investment in a company called Stericycle in late 1999. What did Stericycle do? Well, it was a fast-growing, profitable medical waste company. But it also had some problems, such as getting fined for keeping body parts and dead animals in unmarked...
  • The More Voters Know About Obama, The Less Support He Has

    06/25/2012 5:34:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 25, 2012 | MICHAEL BARONE
    As Barack Obama's lead over Mitt Romney in the polls narrows, and his presumed fundraising advantage seems about to become a disadvantage, it's alibi time for some of his backers. His problem, they say, is that some voters don't like him because he's black. Or they don't like his policies because they don't like having a black president. So, you see, if you don't like ObamaCare, it's not because it threatens to take away your health insurance, or to deny coverage for some treatments. It's because you don't like black people. This sort of thing seems to be getting more...
  • Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead

    06/22/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | June 21, 2012 | ZIP
    Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign InsteadÖ You can even register your wedding on his campaign website. Could he be any more pompous?
  • Five Reasons Why Romney is the Favorite

    06/16/2012 4:23:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 54 replies
    Commentary ^ | 06/15/2012 | Peter Wehner
    Why is Barack Obamaís road to re-election so steep and uncertain at this stage? There are five important reasons. 1. An indefensible record. Every election which features an incumbent is, at least in good measure, a referendum on the record of the incumbent. The problem facing Obama is that he canít offer a convincing case that his policies have succeeded. Recall that at the outset of his presidency, Obama told NBCís Matt Lauer, ďI will be held accountable. Iíve got four yearsÖ If I donít have this done in three years, then thereís going to be a one-term proposition.Ē Yet...
  • Bon Jovi hitches Air Force One ride to NYC fundraiser with Obama

    06/04/2012 3:56:51 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | June 5 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Rocker Jon Bon Jovi hitched a ride aboard Air Force One on Monday, zipping up to New York City to perform at a gala fundraiser for President Barack Obama ó one of three campaign events to scoop up cash for the Democrat's reelection.
  • Losing faith in Democrats' religious outreach [Conscience Cause group started by religious leaders]

    06/03/2012 11:43:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 3, 2012 | Rachel Zoll
    .....Recently, evangelical, Orthodox Jewish, Catholic and Mormon leaders helped form in every state a new network of caucuses dedicated to religious liberty, with the birth control mandate as their initial focus. The advocacy group Conscience Cause formed in February to rescind or revise the birth control mandate. The organization's board includes Jim Nicholson, the former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican under President George W. Bush, and Republican strategists Mary Matalin and Ed Gillespie. Gillespie is an adviser to the Romney campaign. But some of the president's traditional allies are among the critics. The Tablet, the British Catholic newsweekly read widely...