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  • What Did Hillary Tell Obama on 9/11?

    10/14/2012 10:25:59 AM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    Commentary ^ | 10/14/2012 | Rick Richman
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb testified that on September 11, after the “full-scale assault” in Libya — “unprecedented in its size and intensity” — began about 9:40 p.m. Libyan time (4:40 p.m. Washington time), she was “in our Diplomatic Security Command Center [in Washington] monitoring multiple open lines with our agents [in Libya] for much of the attack.” On Friday, a CNN reporter asked Hillary Clinton what she was doing as the attack occurred, and Clinton responded with a 400-word answer that avoided the question. Here was the colloquy: QUESTION: … could you tell us a little bit...
  • Bob Woodward Takes Down Obama

    10/14/2012 10:35:52 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.14.12 @ 12:39PM | By Quin Hillyer
    Very strong stuff from Bob Woodward criticizing The One's administration regarding Libya. These (the first link and this one) are two excellent videos. In the second, Woodward concludes that "anyone in the intelligence community knows that [Obama's brags about having hobbled al Qaeda] are not true." [T]hose in the know have always said that Woodward has always had particularly good sources in the intelligence community, going back some 40 years. Plus, as the perfect leading indicator for Washington conventional wisdom, Woodward signifies very bad news for a liberal if he comes down as hard on said liberal as Woodward did...
  • The Obama you don't know

    10/14/2012 10:36:41 AM PDT · by null and void · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2012 | Mark Tapscott / Executive Editor
    Few if any of his predecessors took the oath of office with higher public hopes for his success than President Obama on Jan. 20, 2009. Millions of Americans hailed his election as an end to partisanship, a renewal of the spirit of compromise and a reinvigoration of the nation's highest ideals at home and abroad. Above all, as America's first black chief executive, Obama symbolized the healing of long-festering wounds that were the terrible national legacy of slavery, the Reconstruction Era and Jim Crow. We would be, finally, one nation. But after nearly four years in office, Obama has become...
  • Western intelligence sees 'small signs of wavering' on Iran nuclear policy (Odd timing)

    10/13/2012 7:09:37 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 12 | Keir Simmons
    LONDON -- Western intelligence has begun to detect tension within the Iranian regime over the country’s nuclear program, officials told NBC News on Friday. Even so, the European Union on Friday provisionally approved substantial new economic sanctions against Tehran. The new sanctions will have to be formally approved on Monday at an EU foreign ministers' meeting in Luxembourg before coming into effect.
  • NYT Found Ryan 'Misleading' on Medicare, But Its 15-Plus Fact Checkers Missed Biden's Libya Flub

    10/12/2012 7:59:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 12, 2012 | Clay Waters
    The Biden-Ryan vice-presidential debate Thursday night brought out the media's "fact check" squads, including the New York Times, which had a squad of reporters evaluating the statements of Joe Biden and Paul Ryan online during the debate. Still, with perhaps 15 reporters on the job Thursday night, the paper still had to out-source a crucial Biden misstatement on Libya to the one-man fact-check machine at the Washington Post, Glenn Kessler, the next morning. The Times boiled down a few of its findings for Friday's print edition under "Check Point" on topics including Medicare, the stimulus, and the deadly assault on...
  • It Looks Like Carter All Over Again

    10/09/2012 4:05:24 PM PDT · by bronxville · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 9, 2012 | Michael Ledeen
    In the end, Carter lost to Reagan because he dithered too much, because he was just too feckless, because our enemies were running amok, and Carter was trying to make a deal with them instead of acting the way most of us thought a real American leader should act. Then, as now, the media were overwhelmingly behind the Democratic incumbent, but the real world overwhelmed them. Then, it was American hostages in Iran. Now, it is American dead in Libya. Then, it was a mob of Iranian “students” shrieking “death to America” in Tehran and taking over the American embassy...
  • Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation

    10/01/2012 7:43:55 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 32 replies
    THe Foundry (Heritage Blog) ^ | Sept. 28, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates....(Excerpt)
  • Obama to urge UN to confront roots of Muslim rage

    09/25/2012 8:11:51 AM PDT · by ETL · 73 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Sept 25, 2012 | BEN FELLER
    NEW YORK (AP) — Campaign politics shadowing every word, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will challenge the world to confront the root causes of rage exploding across the Muslim world...
  • Presidential Polls 2012: Skewed Polling and Biased Media Coverage Give Obama False Advantage

    09/26/2012 9:46:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/26/2012 | John Giokaris
    From its double standard on how the mainstream media has covered both campaigns, to the 2008-Democrat heavy polling models they use, to the lack of investigative reporting on the scandals associated with this administration, it has become blatantly evident that the mainstream media harbors a liberal bias, commits endless hypocrisies and will not hold this president up to the same standards it has for previous presidents. Campaign Coverage I find the messaging from both campaigns to be remarkably stunning. Despite both candidates being Harvard graduates and worth millions of dollars each, one is labeled as “out of touch” with mainstream...
  • How Mitt Romney is actually defeating Barack Obama in the presidential race

    09/24/2012 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 115 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 9/24/12 | Dean Chambers
    Despite all the noise created by all those media-commissioned skewed polls that appear to have President Obama leading, Mitt Romney is actually winning the presidential race as of today. The newest Rasmussen Reports Presidential Daily Tracking poll released today shows Obama 47 percent to Romney 46 percent, and shows them tied at 48 percent when leaning voters are included. The Gallup tracking poll, which is based on a sample that tends to favor Democrats by a few points, released today shows Obama leading just two percent, 48 percent to 46 percent. The QStarNews Daily Tracking Poll released today shows a...
  • Obama misspeaks: "I want to see us export more jobs"

    09/26/2012 3:41:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/26/2012
    Speaking at Kent State University in Ohio on Wednesday, President Obama misspoke, stating, "I want to see us export more jobs." Quickly correcting his remark to be, "export more products," he joked, "I was channeling my opponent there for a second."
  • Obama: ‘Future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

    09/25/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 333 replies
    Twitchy and Red State ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Twitchy headline says it all.Context provided by Erick Erickson at Red State: In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Pay careful attention to what he says: "The future...
  • Democrats Used Fairness Doctrine to ‘Challenge and Harass’ Conservative Opposition

    09/25/2012 8:17:16 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/25/2012 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the third of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment, by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpt looks at the Fairness Doctrine.) The Democratic National Committee, with the approval of President Lyndon B. Johnson engaged in an effort that eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Fairness Doctrine. What would have been a major scandal had it been discovered, was revealed years later in former CBS News president Fred Friendly’s book “The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and...
  • The "Juan Williams Dilemma".Denying Every Obama Scandal&Embarrassment Since 2009.

    09/25/2012 6:14:08 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 23 replies
    Especially over the last two weeks.Whenever we watch Juan duel with Brit Hume,Krauthammer and the rest,regardless of how severe&damaging Obama's actions have been for the United States;"It's No Big Deal",according to Juan.And quite often Juan has to add George Bush to the mix{"Well This All Started Under The Bush Administration"}.And every week Juan has to Walk/Talk back the weekly "Obama Screw-Up".Between Jaun,Colmes & Beckel(well at least we get great laughs from Beckel&his Swear Jar), You got to admit,the lefties on Fox News have been making total fools of themselves explaining away the "Latest Obama Scandal".Maybe Fox Should Take This Poll:What...
  • CNN's Acosta to Romney: 'If You Somehow Win,' How Would You 'Assure Blacks You'd Be Their President

    09/25/2012 6:40:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 25, 2012
    CNN's Jim Acosta on Tuesday's Situation Room asked what many will think was a truly offensive question. "If you were to somehow beat the first African-American president, what would you say to the black community to assure them that you would be their president also?" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/09/25/cnns-acosta-romney-if-you-somehow-win-how-would-you-convince-blacks-y#ixzz27XGbKuhs
  • Americans Are Sick of Media's Pro-Obama Bias

    09/23/2012 12:43:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    U.S.News & World Repor ^ | 9/21/12 | MARY KATE CARY
    This just in from the Gallup organization: Americans' distrust of the media has just hit a  new record, with six in 10 Americans saying they have "little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly." Forty percent say they have a "great deal" or a "fair amount" of trust, and I assume this is the same crowd who approve of the job Congress is doing. Where do they find these people? Gallup says the 20-point difference between positive and negative views of the media is "by far" the highest Gallup has seen since it...
  • Why The Polls Under State Romney Vote

    09/21/2012 11:35:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9/21/2012 | Dick Morris
    Republicans are getting depressed under an avalanche of polling suggesting that an Obama victory is in the offing. They, in fact, suggest no such thing! Here’s why: 1. All of the polling out there uses some variant of the 2008 election turnout as its model for weighting respondents and this overstates the Democratic vote by a huge margin. In English, this means that when you do a poll you ask people if they are likely to vote. But any telephone survey always has too few blacks, Latinos, and young people and too many elderly in its sample. That’s because some...
  • Did SNL's 'Romney is racist' sketch go too far?

    09/22/2012 7:26:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 21, 2012 | Victor Medina
    Comedy has always been a place for taboo subjects, but many are asking if Saturday Night Live went too far with a sketch aired Thursday night in which Gov. Mitt Romney is repeatedly portrayed as a racist. The sketch, which aired during a "SNL Weekend Update Thursday" special on NBC last night, was based on the recent "leaked video" of Gov. Romney stating he will not try to win over the 47% of voters who loyally support President Obama. However, SNL took the premise further, by portraying Romney as secretly racist. At one point in the sketch, Jason Sudekis (who...
  • Ex-Politico WH Correspondent Joe Williams Plead Guilty to Assaulting Ex-Wife

    07/05/2012 4:29:33 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 13 replies
    FishBowl DC ^ | 07/04/2012 | Betsy Rothstein
    It turns out there’s another side to Joe Williams, the White House Correspondent and former college football player who recently parted ways with Politico. On May 24 of this year, he plead guilty to second degree assault against his ex-wife, paid a $200 fine and received six months of probation. His probation ends on November 24, 2012. Other charges he plead out include disorderly conduct and affray (i.e. a public order offense that consists of fighting in a public place). His ex-wife, author Amy Alexander, obtained a year long court order against him that began in February, 2012. The pair...
  • Romney-Attacking Ex-Politico Reporter Williams Guilty of Assaulting Ex-Wife

    07/05/2012 9:30:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | July 5, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The bad publicity for Romney-attacking ex-Politico reporter Joe Williams continued this week. On Wednesday, Fish Bowl DC reported Williams pleaded guilty in May to assaulting his ex-wife: On May 24 of this year, he plead guilty to second degree assault against his ex-wife, paid a $200 fine and received six months of probation. His probation ends on November 24, 2012. Other charges he plead out include disorderly conduct and affray (i.e. a public order offense that consists of fighting in a public place). His ex-wife, author Amy Alexander, obtained a year long court order against him that began in February,...
  • Obama Alleges that Romney and Ryan Conspired to Kill Biden's First Wife

    08/14/2012 12:02:07 PM PDT · by veritas2002 · 13 replies
    Vanity | 08-14-2012 | Veritas2002
    Since Obama's campaign has degenerated to nothing but lie, after lie, after lie why don't we just begin to make up stories just to demonstrate how craven this man is? If we float just as phony, made-up stories as the Obama campaign, no one will believe anything attributed to him. This man has no morals, none whatsoever. This man is a street thug in a $1,000 suit. Nothing more. Shame on those Americans who voted for him the first time. But I cannot think of a word to describe those who will do so a second time.
  • CNN Priorities USA Fact Check (Steelworker's wife 'killed' by Romney quit job w/ health insurance)

    08/07/2012 5:34:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 87 replies
    CNN via YouTube ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012
    No description at YouTube, so my write up:CNN's Brianna Kielar spoke with Joe Soptic, a former steelworker featured in a new pro-Obama super PAC ad who was laid off in 2001 when Bain Capital closed the company he had worked at for a reported 30 years. Without directly accusing Soptic and Priorities USA of being despicable liars, CNN lets its reporting call them out as despicable liars. Soptic told CNN his wife had her own health insurance at her own job when he was laid off. Soptic said his wife quit her job a year or two later due to...
  • Joe Soptic, the man blaming Romney for wife’s death, is a familiar face on the anti-Romney beat

    08/07/2012 4:00:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 8/7/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Former steel worker Joe Soptic has resurfaced in a new pro-Obama Super-PAC ad, blaming Romney for his wife’s death from cancer. “I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he’s done to anyone,” Soptic says in the ad. “And furthermore I do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.” But Soptic is actually a familiar face on the anti-Bain beat, and accused Romney of this before. Soptic was featured in an Obama ad in May, who explained that although he wasn’t “rich” he was able to put his daughter through college. In January, Soptic complained to Democracy Now, a liberal non-profit...
  • Obama’s sleaziest ad yet: Romney kinda sorta killed a man’s wife by closing down his steel plant

    08/07/2012 4:49:03 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Please, spare me the objection that this comes from The One’s Super PAC, not his formal campaign, and therefore it’s technically not an “Obama ad.” That excuse never flew for Romney when his own Super PAC was carpet-bombing Gingrich and Santorum in the primaries. The wall of separation between a campaign and its PAC is all but invisible to the naked eye. If you think it’s easy for the White House to get Harry Reid to smear Romney over his tax returns, imagine how easy it must be for them to get former White House spokesman and current Priorities USA...
  • CNN: Wife of steelworker in new Obama Super PAC ad still had job and health insurance

    08/07/2012 6:52:13 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8-7-2012 | Allahpundit
    (snip) The point of calling Romney a murderer is to keep him on the defensive; the more ridiculous the charge is, the more media/online oxygen it sucks up and the less air there is for Mitt’s own attacks on O to breathe. .... Question: Knowing what we know now about the timeline of all this, what’s left of the accusation in the original smear ad? What is it, precisely, that Bain is being faulted for doing or not doing? They shouldn’t have closed down the plant because … it was unfair to expect the workers who were laid off to...
  • Ad linking Romney to death of the wife of a laid off steelworker not accurate

    08/07/2012 7:22:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August. 7, 2012 | Brianna Keilar
    A new attack ad by a Super PAC backing President Obama appears to blame Mitt Romney for a woman's death from cancer after his company, Bain Capital, shut down the steel mill where the woman's husband worked. The ad makes it seem like Joe Soptic's wife, Ilyona, lost her battle with cancer shortly after he lost his job at GST Steel in Missouri, where he had worked for almost 30 years. "When Mitt Romney closed the plant I lost my healthcare, and my family lost their healthcare," Soptic says in the ad put out by Priorities USA Action, the main...
  • A Harsh Anti-Romney Ad Sparks Criticism (New! Soptic Chose Not to Insure Wife at Post-Steel Job)

    08/08/2012 8:30:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 112 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Peter Nicholas and Colleen McCain Nelson
    ...played a role in the death of Ilyona Soptic at age 55. The ad features Joe Soptic, 62, of Missouri, who lost his job when GST Steel of Kansas City—owned by Bain and other investors for eight years—was closed. As melancholy music plays, Mr. Soptic says that when the plant closed, he and his family lost their health-care coverage and "a short time after that, my wife became ill." Her illness was diagnosed five years later. "I don't think Mitt Romney understands what he's done to people's lives by closing the plant," Mr. Soptic says in the ad. The steel...
  • Obama: Oh, by the way, I don’t blame Romney for the death of that steelworker’s wife

    08/21/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/21/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed, who reminds us that O's attempt to disclaim responsibility for the ad under ye olde "I don't control my Super PAC" dodge is perhaps undermined by the fact that his own campaign used the story of the steelworker's wife too. Remember? Joe Soptic did a conference call with Stephanie Cutter and everything. The whole Hopenchange operation owns this smear, and regretlessly so. In fact, even Obama's gesture towards civility here in exculpating Romney for Soptic’s wife’s death is a feint: Bill Burton, who runs the Super PAC, ludicrously said that he too doesn’t think Romney...
  • Obama denies any role in ad on steelworker's wife

    08/20/2012 11:52:14 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 20, 2012 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama tried Monday to distance himself from an advertisement run by a supportive outside group suggesting there was a link between the death of a laid-off steelworker's wife and Republican Mitt Romney's former company. But Obama said he intends to keep raising sharp contrasts between himself and the GOP challenger. "I don't think that Governor Romney was somehow responsible for the death," he said.
  • Obama supporter defends his story in super PAC ad (Joe Soptic's wife died because of Joe Soptic)

    08/09/2012 11:55:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/9/2012 | By Stephanie Condon
    The makers of a new Romney attack ad, as well as the steelworker featured in the television spot, are standing by the highly-scrutinized ad, saying the ad does not suggest that Romney is responsible for a woman's death from cancer. Joe Soptic, the former steelworker featured in a Priorities USA Action ad, told the Wall Street Journal that he thinks the ad is fair. In ad, the former GST Steel employee recounts how he lost his job and his health benefits after Bain Capital -- the private equity firm founded by Romney -- purchased and shut down the Kansas City...
  • Bill Burton: We're Not Implying Romney Killed a Man's Wife, ....

    08/09/2012 12:12:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to sound bite seven. Bill Burton. This is the guy that runs the PAC that did the ad, a truly disgusting figure. He was on Anderson Cooper last night on CNN. Cooper says, "How can you imply that Mitt Romney and Bain are somehow to blame for that poor woman dying of cancer?" BURTON: My goodness. We -- we -- we don't and we would not. I mean, those fact checks presuppose exactly what we were trying to do, and that's not the point of the ad. The point of the ad is to tell...
  • Stephanie Cutter Lied About When She Heard the Story of How Soptic's Wife Died

    08/09/2012 12:27:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Stephanie Cutter, too. These people are lying through their teeth when they say that they didn't know the details of Soptic's story. Yesterday morning on CNN Starting Point show, they had Stephanie Cutter, Obama's campaign manager... By the way, there's another aspect to this. And I don't think it would amount to anything but it's real. That is the question of coordination. By law, the campaign can have nothing to do with the super PAC. But the campaign has run ads with this guy. There have been two ads featuring Soptic. One Soptic ad was run by...
  • Have We Ever Seen Anything as Disgusting as the "Romney Killed My Wife" Ad?

    08/09/2012 12:38:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know what I'm sitting here doing? I'm trying to think of a campaign ad from the past, in my lifetime, to compare with the "Romney Killed My Wife" ad. We know that the Obama people know that it's a lie. We know that they knew that everything in it was false. They don't care. That is the big point: They don't care. The point of that ad... Maybe we should spend some time explaining what the purpose of this is, because a lot of people make a mistake, here. For example, my friends, I know how...
  • NBC Still Ignores Romney-Killed-My-Wife Ad, But Finds Time for Obama's Socks

    08/10/2012 9:40:32 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Still working hard to avoid mentioning an outrageous Obama super-PAC ad that basically accused Mitt Romney of being responsible for the cancer death of a woman, Thursday's NBC Nightly News had the gall to instead promote pro-Obama fluff, as anchor Brian Williams gushed: "Knowing a hot product when he sees one, the President today visited the U.S. Olympic training facility in Colorado." Williams made sure to inform viewers that Obama "Promptly took his shoes off, got on the mat, and said his grandmother would be proud there were no holes in his socks."
  • Former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock Calls Chris Matthews a Liar to His Face

    09/22/2012 8:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 22, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Roger Hedgecock, the former San Diego mayor turned conservative talk radio host, called MSNBC's Chris Matthews a liar to his face Friday evening. This resulted in quite a heated exchange between the two on HBO's Real Time (video follows with transcript and commentary): Former San Diego Mayor Calls Chris Matthews a Liar to His Face CHRIS MATTHEWS: The big lie is that the people who make a lot of money were the only ones who worked hard. You go to D.C. – I say this a million times, I’m going to keep saying it to the people out there with...
  • White House Disavows Cairo Apology (Free Republic broke embassy apology story)

    09/11/2012 7:46:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | Byron Tau
    The White House is disavowing a statement from their own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States. "The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government," a senior administration official told POLITICO. The U.S. embassy in Cairo put out a statement early Tuesday that apologized for an anti-Muslim film being circulated by an Israeli-American real estate developer. "The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts...
  • Was the Civil War Actually About Slavery?

    08/30/2012 2:40:56 PM PDT · by PeaRidge · 431 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 8/29/12 | James Oakes
    On 6 November 1860, the six-year-old Republican Party elected its first president. During the tense crisis months that followed – the “secession winter” of 1860–61 – practically all observers believed that Lincoln and the Republicans would begin attacking slavery as soon as they took power. Democrats in the North blamed the Republican Party for the entire sectional crisis. They accused Republicans of plotting to circumvent the Constitutional prohibition against direct federal attacks on slavery. Republicans would instead allegedly try to squeeze slavery to death indirectly, by abolishing it in the territories and in Washington DC, suppressing it in the high seas, and refusing federal...
  • Chick-fil-A fires back at media’s mischaracterization of their giving

    09/21/2012 4:51:00 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/21/2012 | Ann Sorock
    This Wednesday, I reported that the media were falsely reporting that Chick-fil-A had decided to cease donations to “anti-gay” groups. Scores of so-called reputable news outlets like the Los Angeles Times and ABC News ran headlines declaring that Chick-fil-A had changed its policy toward giving to anti-gay groups. Yesterday, Chick-fil-A set the record straight, saying that their corporate giving has been “mischaracterized” and calling out “events from Chicago this week that have once again resulted in questions around our giving”: A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because of...
  • Carter grandson arranged Romney video's release

    09/18/2012 10:48:14 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 18, 2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter says he persuaded the source who secretly taped Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a fundraiser to release the full video to the media. James Carter IV says he was intrigued after seeing what he describes as a short, mysterious clip of Romney talking about Chinese factory conditions.
  • CBS's Rose Badgers Romney Adviser on Iran; Interrupts Six Times in 50 Seconds

    09/21/2012 5:23:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 21, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    One might have thought that Charlie Rose received an extra dose of caffeine before Friday's CBS This Morning, as the normally-subdued anchor hounded Romney campaign adviser Dan Senor on how the Republican presidential nominee would change policy toward Iran. Rose wouldn't let Senor complete an answer, interrupting six different times in 50 seconds.  [audio available here; video below the jump] By contrast, 11 days earlier, the veteran TV host tossed softballs at Democratic Senator Dick Durbin on the issue of ObamaCare, and merely prompted Durbin on the issue of the Chicago teachers strike. CBS's Rose Badgers Romney Adviser on Iran;...
  • Today' Co-Host Matt Lauer’s Popularity Plunges 25% With Viewers In New Q Scores Report

    09/20/2012 5:28:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, September 20, 2012, 1:35 PM | Don Kaplan
    He’s gone from hero to zero. In less than a year, “Today” show host Matt Lauer’s “likability” has plummeted 25%, according to the Q Scores, an influential survey used by companies and advertisers to help make major decisions. "Is it only 25 percent? Because it actually feels much worse," Lauer told the News. The shocking Q Score comes on the heels of internal research conducted by NBC brass that had the same findings, The News has learned. “It raises a flag,” said Henry Schafer, executive vice president of Q Scores. “If you’re [the “Today” show] you have to figure out...
  • The Blamer in Chief

    09/20/2012 3:26:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    He and his administration spent last weekend blaming the explosion of violence against America in the Middle East on a moronic anti-Muhammad video that’s been on YouTube for months. His United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice made the rounds of the Sunday morning news shows, where she made an absolute idiot of herself. Apparently auditioning for the secretary of state job in -- God forbid -- a second Obama administration, Rice insisted that the “spontaneous” Islamic rage that killed our ambassador in Libya and three other Americans was caused not by the failures of her boss but by an amateur movie...
  • Obama's dangerous campaign

    09/20/2012 12:26:30 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 1 replies
    Melaniephillips.com ^ | Sept 18, 2012 | Melanie Phillips
    Into my inbox last week popped an email from Michelle Obama. "Thank you for an amazing week… Can you chip in $5 or more to stand with Barack today?" For some reason, I have been on the Obama campaign mailing list for the past four years -- which is a hoot since, from the get-go, I have warned about Obama's extremist, Black-Power, Israel-hating background and circle, and that he would be a disaster for Israel and the west. So it has proved. Yet astoundingly there are Jews who believe he has been the most Israel-friendly US president in history. Which...
  • Report: Terrorist Behind Ambassador Murder 'Ally of Sorts' to Obama Admin

    09/20/2012 12:49:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 19, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Tonight, Bret Baier of Fox News reported that intelligence sources believe that the mastermind of the al Qaeda attack on our Libyan consulate is one Sufyan Ben Qumu. Qumu was a tank driver in the Libyan army; he was a drug addict and spent time in prison. From there, he fled to Egypt, then went to Afghanistan and joined up with Osama Bin Laden. He later joined the Taliban, and was captured in Pakistan, then turned over to the United States. Qumu was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2007 to the Qaddafi-led Libyan government, on the condition that Libya and...
  • White House Sees No Sign Libya Attack Premeditated (White House sticking to the lies)

    09/20/2012 3:06:04 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/18/2012 | ap
    The White House says it doesn't have any indication that last week's deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was premeditated. But White House spokesman Jay Carney says the matter still is under investigation and that assessment could change. Carney said that, so far, there is no evidence to back up claims that the attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were planned. He said the violent protest appears to have been sparked by an anti-Islam film made in the U.S.
  • Andrea Mitchell Inadvertently Admits Double Standard at MSNBC: Chuck Todd Remains Silent

    09/20/2012 3:19:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/19/2012 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    On Wednesday morning, Chuck Todd played the audio of Obama's speech from 1998 on his show The Daily Rundown, 4 hours before appearing on Andrea Mitchell Reports who refused to play the clip for "authenticity" reasons. It took less than 12 hours after it was published online at the website of leftist magazine Mother Jones for a video secretly recorded at a Mitt Romney fundraiser in May to appear all over NBC and MSNBC. The heavily-edited video, obtained by the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, has been a staple of MSNBC coverage the past two days.
  • Mideast in Flames -- And Obama Still Can Do No Wrong

    09/19/2012 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 19, 2012 | ANDREW B. WILSON
    Mideast in Flames -- And Obama Still Can Do No Wrong ANDREW B. WILSON on 9.18.12 In the eyes of a worshipful press, of course. The Middle East is in flames, our embassies are under attack, and four American diplomats have come home in coffins. So who is to blame? It's time for the MSM to round up all the usual suspects -- and to exonerate a president who cavorts with Hollywood celebrities and goes on the David Letterman show to demonstrate his famous cool under fire. Perhaps he will do a Top Ten list on why the U.S. should...
  • Update: Obama vs. Romney by Religious Groups [Monday morning Gallup poll]

    09/17/2012 5:13:12 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 42 replies
    Gallup ^ | September 17, 2012
    This tablebelow is based on interviewing conducted Aug. 1-Sept. 16 among registered voters. I’m using this large sample period in order to get adequate sample size of some of the smaller religious groups. Jewish and Mormon voters, for example, are just about 2% of the population each, with “other non-Christian” identifiers coming in at about 3%. This expanded period of interviewing means, of course, that any shifts as a result of recent news events -- such as those in the Middle East -- would only be minimally reflected in these data. [SNIP] Protestants (basically those who identify with a Christian...
  • The Manufactured Edge For Obama

    09/16/2012 8:20:24 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 5 replies
    Not counting daily trackers, there were 9 State/National polls in the week after the RNC, but 37 State/National "bounce" polls in the week after the DNC. The corrupt MSM commissioned these polls to manufacture a "widespread edge" for Obama.
  • SNL SPOOFS THE ‘ROMNEY KILLED MY WIFE’ AD: ‘DIDN’T EVEN COVER HIS MOUTH WHILE SNEEZING’

    09/16/2012 8:17:54 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 16, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Saturday Night Live spoofed the infamous “Romney killed my wife” ad with its own version featuring a fired steelworker whose wife went in for heart surgery. Only when Mitt Romney stopped by the hospital, he wouldn’t even cover his mouth while sneezing. “Mitt Romney stopped by the hospital room to tell us we no longer had health insurance. As he was talking we could see he had a really bad cold, he was coughing and sneezing and everything,” said steelworker Dan Whitehead, played by Bill Hader. “And I said to him, my wife is sick, would you mind covering your...