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  • The Cautionary Tale of Elizabeth Lauten - What young conservatives should learn

    12/04/2014 2:59:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 4, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    Elizabeth Lauten did something dopey. Say again, dopey. Criticizing President Obama’s children — daughters sixteen and thirteen — was dopey. Presidential children, particularly minor children, are generally considered to be off limits. Ms. Lauten, the communications director for Tennessee Congressman Stephen Lee Fincher, took a social media poke at the two and is today jobless as a result. There is a lesson in this for young conservatives. This is how the Left operates. What Lauten did, as mentioned, was dopey. Silly. But a front-page piece in the Washington Post? Breathless firestorm coverage from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, USA Today, Politico,...
  • 'Ted Cruz is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed' Declares Unusually Unhinged Thom Hartmann

    10/08/2013 4:38:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/8/13 | Jack Coleman
    ... and the envelope please for Most Overwrought Hyperbole from Left-Wing Radio Host Rendered Deranged by Government Shutdown ... the winner is .... Thom Hartmann ... and it was the unanimous decision of our judges! (cue applause) Alas, Hartmann will be unable to accept the award in person, seeing how the ceremony conflicted with the next round of his strictly monitored medication schedule ... (Audio after the jump). What exactly did Hartmann say to win such a prestigious honor? Listen here but consider yourself warned, you may want to first ingest iodine as protection from the radiation (h/t for audio,...
  • Report: Glen Rice, Sarah Palin had a one-night stand in ’87

    09/14/2011 7:00:38 AM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 250 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 09/14/2011 | Cindy Boren
    <p>In “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,” Joe McGinniss’ soon-to-be-published book for former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate, one tidbit, passed along by the National Enquirer, concerns former NBA player Glen Rice.</p>
  • Dems’ new strategy: Isolate Eric Cantor as face of GOP intransigence

    07/14/2011 7:01:19 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 43 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | July 14, 2011 | Greg Sargent
    Last night, President Obama and Eric Cantor exchanged harsh words over the debt ceiling, and on the Senate floor just now, Harry Reid uncorked a harsh attack on Cantor that suggests Dems are embarking on a new strategy: Isolating Cantor as the new public face of GOP intransigence.
  • Clinton Heckled in Blue New York, Says Half of Republicans Need Psychiatric Help

    10/12/2010 9:48:27 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 90 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/12/2010 | pam key
    Clinton Heckled in Blue New York, Says Half of Republicans Need Psychiatric Help
  • Is Palin is starting to reveal "Who" were behind the false lawsuits & "How" they did it? Yes!

    06/26/2010 2:08:01 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 80 replies · 2+ views
    Palin Legal Defense Fund ^ | Saturday June 26, 2010
    Here is what Sarah said last year: "Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt.The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the past nine months I've been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations - such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters' questions. - July 3 2009 SARAH PALIN Now looking at her "NEW" Legal Defense Fund - I notice something, this from her people saying that the MSM is ignoring the truth, that in part they DON'T want you to...
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee urges quick offensive for 2010 ("drive a wedge" in Repubs)

    01/26/2010 7:24:41 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 42 replies · 1,296+ views
    Politico ^ | January 26, 2010 | Manu Raju & John Bresnahan
    Democrats are looking for someone to blame for their electoral woes — and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Robert Menendez is working hard to make sure it’s not him. Showing that they’ve learned the lesson of Massachusetts, Menendez and his staff will distribute a memo Tuesday advising Democratic campaign managers to frame their opponents early — and to drive a wedge between moderate voters and tea-party-style conservatives. “Given the pressure Republican candidates feel from the extreme right in their party, there is a critical — yet time-sensitive — opportunity for Democratic candidates,” the DSCC writes. “We have a finite window...
  • The Real Issue in the Carrie Prejean Fiasco (It's not about her; it's the Left's demonization)

    11/12/2009 12:44:11 PM PST · by · 47 replies · 2,121+ views ^ | November 12, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    Some readers have asked if -- with the release of topless photos and now a solo sex tape -- conservatives, or Christians, or conservative Christians, should consider former Miss California Carrie Prejean a role model. The question strikes me as off-base, a hybrid of the cult of hero worship and the 24/7 media's information overload. The underlying issue in the Prejean case is not -- or at least, it has never been for me -- one of the pageant (near-)winner’s character or admirability. It's a simple matter of the Left's aggressive politicization of every aspect of life, including beauty...
  • *BREAKING* (California Assemblyman) Duvall Sex Scandal Erupts

    09/09/2009 12:46:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies · 7,944+ views
    KMJ (Fresno) News ^ | September 9, 2009 | Margaret Carrero
    UPDATE: KMJ News has learned that Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall has been stripped of his position as vice-chair of the Utilities and Commerce Committee. GOP Assemblyman Mike Duvall didn't realize he was sitting near an open microphone earlier this summer when he decided to divulge dirty details about his sexual escapades to a colleague before the start of a committee hearing. "KCAL-9" reporter Dave Lopez broke the story Tuesday after obtaining the video of Duvall discussing his sexual affairs. Duvall can be heard telling the man that one woman "...showed up in her underwear...", one day after he and...
  • Ted Kennedy’s America

    08/29/2009 4:13:59 PM PDT · by edge10 · 17 replies · 1,038+ views
    New Republic Online ^ | October 26, 2007 12:00 AM | Jonah Goldberg
    If you think American politics have gotten nastier, crueler, and more symbolic over the last 20 years, blame Ted Kennedy.
  • Mom of Bristol Palin's former fiance pleads guilty (AP made sure the name Palin was in the headline)

    08/19/2009 10:46:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,649+ views
    ap on ^ | 8/19/09 | AP
    Palmer, Alaska (AP) -- The mother of the man former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol had planned on marrying has reached a plea deal in her drug case. Sherry Johnston pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of possession with intent to deliver the painkiller OxyContin. Five other felony counts were dropped. Johnston was placed in pink handcuffs and taken to a correctional facility where she'll be held until her Nov. 20 sentencing.
  • FRAUD: Claims Sex Vid of Prejean; But We Dig Up Dirt Exposing the Bald-Face Liar

    Highlights - The site,, now claims they have a sex tape of Carrie Prejean. - However, the site’s owner has a history of making false claims and profiting from the publicity and reaction his allegations generate. - The most popular case was Kobe Bryant and Laker Girl Vanessa Curry. - No photographic evidence of a Bryant and Curry affair emerged; despite weeks of claims he would soon publish pictures. Read full report:
  • CADC Demands an End to Bashing Carrie Prejean, Miss California, by Perez Hilton and Keith Olbermann

    05/07/2009 8:39:06 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 2,319+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | May 7, 2009 | Dr. Gary Cass
    The "tolerant" proponents of homosexual marriage, following the hateful lead of homosexual, Perez Hilton and the likes of anti-Christian bigot Keith Olbermann of MSNBC, have had their fun bashing Miss California, Carrie Prejean. For simply stating the obvious truth that marriage ought to be between a man and a woman, Carrie has been unjustly slandered, insulted and ridiculed. "By courageously shining the light of God's truth on the marriage issue, now homosexuals and their allies irrationally seek to defame and destroy Carrie Prejean," said Dr. Gary Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "Perez Hilton, 'queen of all...
  • Politico Dredges Up 26-Year-Old Story for Hit Piece on Sen. Sessions; Uses Liberal Talking Points

    05/06/2009 10:12:43 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies · 1,853+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 6, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Now that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. has been named the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, some on the far-left are gunning for Alabama's junior senator. The battle is happening as President Barack Obama is on the verge of naming an appointee to the Supreme Court to fill void of Justice David Souter.Some of the left-wing points that suggest Sessions has racist tendencies were incorporated into a May 6 Politico story by John Bresnahan and Manu Raju. "By elevating Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to their top spot on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republicans have selected their chief inquisitor for...
  • MSNBC: The Place for Low-Brow 'Teabag' Humor

    04/14/2009 1:27:12 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 48 replies · 3,418+ views ^ | April 14, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    MSNBC prides itself as being the place for politics, the seemingly clever marketing slogan could be used to describe the network as the place where hosts try to use dirty humor about important political events. David Shuster, filling in for MSNBC loose-cannon Keith Olbermann on his April 13 broadcast, and his writers probably thought they were pretty clever when they pieced an item denigrating the tax protests by using the sexual term “teabagging.”, cited multiple times by one MSNBC guest, describes it as when a man places his testicles “onto someone’s face, or into their mouth.” “For most Americans,...
  • Lefty Foes Attempt to Bankrupt Palin Family

    03/25/2009 8:25:11 AM PDT · by pissant · 40 replies · 1,831+ views
    NRO ^ | 3/25/09 | Jim Geraghty
    Since Alaska governor Sarah Palin was named John McCain's running mate, her foes and various Alaskan liberals have begun a new exercise, attempting to bankrupt the Palin family through legal fees, by filing endless ethics complaints against her. In her term, ten ethics complaints and 150 FOIA requests have been filed. (One of the complaints, about improperly firing her state public-safety commissioner, predates her national prominence.) While holding elected officials accountable is laudable, most of the matters are beyond trivial. One of the complaints against her was for talking to reporters about the presidential campaign while she was in the...
  • Fox Dishes The Dirt On Palin

    11/06/2008 7:52:14 AM PST · by do the dhue · 281 replies · 9,935+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 11/6/08 9:25 AM | Matthew DeLong
    The effort within the McCain campaign’s upper ranks to pin Sen. John McCain’s loss of the presidential election on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is now in full swing, and Fox News’ Carl Cameron eagerly plays the gossip columnist. On “Fox Report” last night with Shephard Smith, Cameron said he learned during the campaign that many within the McCain team were concerned that Palin “lacked the degree of knowledgeability” to be a heartbeat away from the presidency — but agreed not to report the details until the after the election.
  • CNN's Cafferty: Palin 'Became a National Joke to Everybody'

    10/27/2008 6:50:05 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 65 replies · 2,446+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 27, 2008 | Michael M. Bates
    Like much of the mainstream media, CNN anchor Jack Cafferty has set aside any pretense of objectivity in this year's presidential election. On today's Situation Room he used a "Cafferty File" segment, in which a question is posed to viewers for their response, to attack GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He prefaced the question: But McCain chose Sarah Palin, who immediately became a national joke to everybody, except the conservative base of the Republican Party. Even some Republicans are convinced the Palin selection showed a total lack of judgment on McCain's part. Oh, what about Florida Governor Charlie Crist?...
  • The Culture War’s Decisive Battle has Begun

    09/24/2008 2:57:28 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 409+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/24/08 | Purple Mountains
    When Senator McCain chose Governor Palin to serve as his running mate, he unleashed from the left the most incredible torrent of sewerage we have ever seen heaped upon a Vice Presidential candidate. Alan Colmes said she caused the Downes Syndrome of her baby. Obama operatives said Trig was actually her grandchild. Al Franken helped write a skit for Saturday Night Live that suggested that Sarah’s husband had sex with his daughters. The head of South Carolina’s Democratic Party said that Governor Palin’s only credential was that she had never had an abortion. And so on and so on. To...
  • Where Did All of Those False Sarah Palin Rumors Come From, Anyway?

    09/22/2008 12:52:21 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 34 replies · 575+ views
    The Campaign Spot ^ | 9/22/08 | Jim Geraghty
    Rusty at TheJawaReport connects the dots between the Obama campaign, a major PR firm, and a variety of baseless anti-Palin smears being circulated by lefty bloggers. As he notes, "Within an hour of this post going up, YouTube videos implicating Ethan Winner were yanked, sockpuppet accounts deleted, and more importantly, the Wikipedia entry on David Axelrod began to edit out mentions of his well-known astroturfing campaigns." If he were totally off base, would everything be coming down off the net? Sure seems like somebody's got something to hide. UPDATE: I like the way Ace puts it: "eswinner" is not sitting...