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  • Donald Trump Rolls Out Winning Platform: Cut Taxes, Save Social Security and Medicare

    06/19/2016 9:30:19 PM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Republican candidate Donald Trump focused this weekend on his economic platform: Cut taxes and regulations across the board while also saving Social Security, Medicare, and other government safety-net programs. Trump’s platform is nearly invincible in the general election if he stresses it enough, polling shows. Trump’s plan will also have a transformational effect on how people view his party. But he still needs to make the accounting work to ensure that his Third Way platform is feasible.
  • The Best Party Platform for Today? (Long but stick with it)

    12/22/2015 7:15:07 PM PST · by Teacher317 · 9 replies
    12/22/2015 | Teacher317
    Meeting America's Challenges, Protecting America's Values Introduction Our vision is simple. We want an America that gives all Americans the chance to live out their dreams and achieve their God-given potential. We want an America that is still the world's strongest force for peace and freedom. And we want an America that is coming together around our enduring values, instead of drifting apart. We are determined to renew America's most basic bargain: Opportunity to every American, and responsibility from every American. Opportunity. Responsibility. Community. These are the values that made America strong. These are the values that must guide us...
  • The 1996 Republican Party Platform [anchor babies]

    08/21/2015 5:35:23 PM PDT · by donna · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | August 15, 1996 | RNC
    Illegal aliens should not receive public benefits other than emergency aid, and those who become parents while illegally in the United States should not be qualified to claim benefits for their offspring. Legal immigrants should depend for assistance on their sponsors, who are legally responsible for their financial well-being, not the American taxpayers. Just as we require "deadbeat dads" to provide for the children they bring into the world, we should require "deadbeat sponsors" to provide for the immigrants they bring into the country. We support a constitutional amendment or constitutionally-valid legislation declaring that children born in the United States...
  • Democratic Party Platform of 1860

    07/11/2015 2:53:58 PM PDT · by seanrobins · 11 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | June 18, 1860 | Democratic Party
    Democratic Party Platform; June 18, 1860 1. Resolved, That we, the Democracy of the Union in Convention assembled, hereby declare our affirmance of the resolutions unanimously adopted and declared as a platform of principles by the Democratic Convention at Cincinnati, in the year 1856, believing that Democratic principles are unchangeable in their nature, when applied to the same subject matters; and we recommend, as the only further resolutions, the following: 2. Inasmuch as difference of opinion exists in the Democratic party as to the nature and extent of the powers of a Territorial Legislature, and as to the powers and...
  • Republican Party of Iowa Platform

    06/02/2015 7:28:11 AM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 16 replies
    Iowa GOP ^ | Iowa GOP
    Platform Preamble As Republicans we uphold the principles of individual responsibility and liberty, adherence to traditional moral standards, a strong national defense, a free enterprise system, respect for the sanctity of human life, and freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof. We believe in retaining the original intent of our Constitution. We believe high moral character is a necessity for public servants. The highest standard of character should be embodied in both private and public life. We encourage the proliferation of these principles and their passage to future generations. Platform Principles The following are the fundamental principles that make...
  • Will opposition to gay marriage disappear from the GOP’s party platform?

    03/30/2015 2:30:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Only the most vicious partisans on either side of the aisle care a whit for the party platform. The outdated practice of defining a political party’s ideals in writing so that they can be ignored by the institution’s elected officials serves only the opposition’s purposes. For Republicans, the platform’s codification of the GOP’s support for banning of all legal abortion practices and legally defining marriage as an institution that exists only between a man and a woman have provided their Democratic opponents ample opportunity to frame the party as “extreme.” The Democrats, too, stumbled into a public relations nightmare...
  • Republicans are quietly strategizing to delete gay marriage from the party's 2016 platform.

    03/30/2015 7:21:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    National Journal ^ | 03/29/2015 | Alex Roarty
    Late last summer, with midterms consuming the attention of the political class, a group of GOP activists spent two days in Des Moines trying to convince their fellow Republicans that change was coming to their party. With eyes on 2016, they attended the Iowa State Fair, talked with newspaper editorial boards, and even ventured onto conservative talk radio. To cap it off, on the last evening, supporters gathered at 801 Chophouse, the upscale watering hole of the city's political elite, as if to announce their movement had gone mainstream. That it couldn't be dismissed as fringe any longer. Their issue,...
  • Nanotechnology platform shows promise for treating pancreatic cancer

    03/24/2015 10:09:03 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    University of Calfornia at Los Angeles, ^ | March 24, 2015 - 5 hours ago | Shaun Mason
    Scientists at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer. The study, published online in the journal ACS Nano, describes successful experiments to combine two drugs within a specially designed mesoporous silica nanoparticle that looks like a glass bubble. The drugs work together to shrink human pancreas tumors in mice as successfully as the current standard treatment, but at one twelfth the dosage. This lower dosage could reduce both the cost of treatment and the...
  • Nevada GOP: Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Language Not Needed on Platform

    05/10/2014 11:40:53 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 10 2012 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The Nevada Republican Party is defending its decision to remove anti-gay and anti-abortion language from its state platform, saying that the exclusions doesn't mean the party is "for" either issue. Members of the delegation, meeting with other party members at the Republican National Convention's meeting in Memphis, rebuked Oklahoma Republican National Committee member Carolyn McLarty, who questioned Nevada Republicans' loyalty to the national party's goals in an email, reports The Washington Times. -SNIP- Nevada says it shortened its platform to benefit voters and candidates, but Arizona RNC member Bruce Ash said he questions the state party's strategy in picking the...
  • Communists Sue Democratic Party For Stealing Platform

    01/26/2014 9:25:37 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | Red Square
    In a surprise move, the CPUSA (Communist Party USA) has announced a lawsuit against the Democratic Party and its leadership for the alleged theft of intellectual property. The plaintiffs claim that the entire so-called "new" Democratic agenda is, in fact, the product of a decades-long, painstaking campaign by CPUSA theorists, agitators, and underground subversive cells - which makes it the intellectual property of the Communist Party USA, protected by American copyright laws. "They stole our entire platform, rebranded it 'progressive', and claimed it as their own," declared a CPUSA spokesperson at a press conference in San Francisco. "And we communists...
  • Right says Republicans must get specific to roll back liberal tide

    01/20/2014 3:15:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Niall Stanage
    Get specific. That’s the message conservative intellectuals and strategists have for the Republican Party as it faces an assault from President Obama and Democrats on issues resonant with struggling voters such as the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. Obama’s income inequality push comes as the tide appears to be rising for the left on economic and social issues, something evident in everything from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s election to the legal selling of marijuana in Colorado. Some conservatives fear that the party has failed to make its case on how its policies can improve the lives...
  • Tom Hoefling, Tom Shaw offer up revolutionary 2014 GOP Unity Platform to caucus-goers

    01/09/2014 8:37:00 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    Tom Hoefling for Iowa ^ | January 9, 2014 | Tom Hoefling and Rep. Tom Shaw
    For Immediate Release Contact: January 9, 2014 As part of a campaign to get the Republican Party back to basics, candidate for Iowa Governor Tom Hoefling and District 10 State Representative Tom Shaw today released the text of their “2014 GOP Unity Platform” in advance of the January 21st Iowa Caucus. “Ronald Reagan said that political parties cannot be all things to all people. He was right. They can’t be, and they shouldn’t try to be. That’s why this platform contains the key principles and clear purposes that represent the core of true American republicanism. However, with this document,...
  • Explosion On West Cote Blanche Platform

    11/16/2012 10:22:12 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 5 replies
    KPEL 96.5 FM ^ | 11/16/12 | KPEL 96.5
    The U.S. Coast Guard says an explosion took place on a platfrom near West Cote Blanche around 9 a.m. today. Four people were put on medivac transport and taken out of the area, and are now hospitalized. Two people remain missing. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, a spokesman for the Coast Guard, did not immediately have information on the conditions of those taken to hospitals. Lally says two helicopters, an airplane and small boats were sent to the area. The Coast Guard has now confirmed that the fire is out on the platform. The production platform is owned by...
  • Bishop Paprocki warns of 'intrinsic evils' in Democratic platform

    09/27/2012 8:43:29 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 09/27/2012 | CNA
    Springfield, Ill., Sep 27, 2012 / 02:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Drawing particular attention to the Democratic Party platform’s support for “intrinsic evils” like abortion and “same-sex marriage,” Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill. has said Catholics need to “think and pray very carefully” about their votes in the upcoming election. “My job is not to tell you for whom you should vote. But I do have a duty to speak out on moral issues,” Bishop Paprocki said in his Sept. 23 column for the Catholic Times diocesan paper. “I would be abdicating this duty if I remained silent out...
  • Democrats' Controversial Draft Platform Passed Unanimously in Detroit in August

    09/07/2012 9:22:01 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 6, 2012 | Joel Pollack
    Democrats are pretending that flaws in their party's platform, which excluded much pro-Israel language and any reference to God, are the result of "technical oversight." The truth is that the Democrats' draft platform was the result of a meticulous process handled by Newark mayor Cory Booker, and passed unanimously on August 11th. Booker insisted that the platform be perfected in all its details, asking the platform committee for "an all-encompassing resolution, ensuring that this is a grammatically tight document." No oversights were noted. "There was almost no debate, and very little rancor," observed National Public Radio reporter Sonari Glinton, who...
  • The Reason Democrats Left God Off The Platform

    09/06/2012 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 13 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 9/6/12 | Tony Caruso
    Of course the delegates didn’t want any mention of God in the platform, because their worldview, and thus the policies they espouse and support, is godless. This is a consistent pattern in today’s modern Democrat Party. They can’t get elected by showing everyone who they really are. Thus, it is imperative that they hide their true belief system and their agenda from mainstream America (with a great assist from the media), so they can gain and hold onto power. This is why the platform had to be changed – for political expediency only. This is why Obama and many other...
  • Atheists bummed by Democrats' God flip ("a step backward in tolerance for nonbelievers.")

    09/06/2012 7:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/06/2012 | By KEVIN CIRILLI
    God has returned to the Democratic Party platform, a move some atheists say is a step backward in tolerance for nonbelievers. “We’re disappointed,” Teresa MacBain, spokeswoman for American Atheists, told POLITICO. “What appeared to be a bold move by the Democrats to be inclusive has been pulled away. It sends a mixed message. Many, many people who are nonbelievers fall in the lines of the Democrats.” The party was criticized for removing “God” and “Jerusalem” from its platform. It reversed the decision earlier Wednesday to reflect President Barack Obama’s views. Republicans, not to mention some Democrats, had criticized the party...
  • Resurrection: DNC Overrules Delegates, Rams God and Jerusalem Back into Platform

    09/05/2012 11:15:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2012, 2:12 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    Tonight, the Democratic National Committee suspended the rules of the convention and inserted language regarding God and the State of Israel back to its platform. They had to vote three times to do it – and they had to lie to deem it passed, even though it was clear that the measure did not pass a voice vote in the chamber. The original 2012 Democratic Party platform had excised all mention of God and Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.
  • Anderson Cooper Says Democratic Congresswoman In 'Alternate Universe' After She

    09/05/2012 10:11:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/5/12 | Joe Weisenthal
    Earlier today, the Democrats rushed in a couple of new amendments to the official party platform to acknowledge god and to say that Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Israel. The vote to insert the new amendments was close, and though they technically needed 2/3rds approval from the floor, (Snip) When the interview (which was awkward) ended, and the shot went back to Anderson Cooper (in studio at CNN) his only reply was that she must be in an alternate universe.
  • Dems change platform to include Jerusalem language after Obama intervened

    09/05/2012 4:36:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Cable ^ | 9/5/12 | Josh Rogin
    CHARLOTTE - Following what Obama campaign officials said was the personal intervention of President Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee reversed itself and altered their platform Wednesday afternoon to include language identifying Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. COMMENTS (60) SHARE: Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Bookmark and Share More... After defending their decision to keep such language out of the platform as recently as this afternoon, convention leaders today proposed two amendments to the platform adopted on Tuesday, one to add a mention of God and one to add a mention of Jerusalem. "Jerusalem is and...
  • Oh my: Boos at convention as Dems reinstate language on God and Jerusalem in platform;

    09/05/2012 3:22:48 PM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/5/2012 | Allahpundit
    The amazing conclusion to yesterday’s snafu involving the Democratic platform’s language on Israel. After an evening of bad press they decided to reinsert the language about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, along with some language about God after people noticed that the phrase “God-given” in the 2008 platform had been dropped in the new one. Simple process, in theory: Have someone from the floor propose adding the new language, then let the delegates approve it via a voice vote. The result? A trainwreck so awful that even Paul Begala didn’t try to spin it. As you’ll see, Villaraigosa’s astonishment...
  • Why Is There No Mention Of God In DNC Platform?

    09/05/2012 10:19:47 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    There doesn't seem to be an answer even from the Democrats, so I'll field a guess... 
  • Exclusive: Democrats Drop "God" From Party Platform

    09/04/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 96 replies
    CBN/Brody File ^ | September 4, 2012 | David Brody
    Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform. This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform: “We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.” Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this: “We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work...
  • Democratic platform on Obamacare: 'No law is perfect'

    09/04/2012 11:02:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/12 | Steven Nelson
    Homeowners InsuranceHomeowners Insurance Covering Fire, Flood, Theft & More. Instant Quote! The health care plank of the Democratic Party’s platform, released on Monday ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., praises President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care reform law, but admits, “No law is perfect.” A 15-person committee prepared the draft platform. Last year Obama signed into law a repeal of section 1099 of the reform law, which would have increased tax-reporting requirements for businesses. The Republican-led House of Representatives has repeatedly voted to repeal or defund the law. Notable planks in the party’s 2012 platform include...
  • Dem platform backs taxpayers subsidies for abortion through birth

    09/04/2012 10:20:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats released their approved platform last night, a curious Labor Day exercise considering the results. With unemployment the chief concern of voters in this election, how often does the word "unemployment" appear in the DNC document? BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski counted, and found only three mentions abortion got four. What other terms outplay the biggest issue in this election? Andrew finds a few interesting comparisons in his pictorial: Joe Biden -- 1 timeOsama bin Laden -- 4 timesRomney -- 22 timesAuto -- 15 timesJobs -- 77 timesObama -- 111 times Here are a couple that Andrew missed: Fair share – 9...
  • Quote of the Day: 2012 Republican Platform on Gun Rights Edition

    08/31/2012 5:34:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Robert Farago
    “We support the fundamental right to self-defense wherever a law abiding citizen has a legal right to be, and we support federal legislation that would expand the exercise of that right by allowing those with state-issued carry permits to carry firearms in any state that issues such permits to its own residents. Gun ownership is responsible citizenship, enabling Americans to defend their homes and communities. We condemn frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers and oppose federal licensing or registration of law-abiding gun owners. We oppose legislation that is intended to restrict our Second Amendment rights by limiting the capacity of clips...
  • Sarah Palin: Third party is ‘a possibility’ if GOP forgets its conservative platform

    08/30/2012 5:07:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8/29/2012 | Ben Johnson
    TAMPA, August 29, 2012, ( – Sarah Palin has said a third party may emerge if the Republican Party’s leaders abandon conservative principles. Asked if the GOP’s increasing fractiousness may lead to a new party taking its place, Palin replied, “If history is an indication it is a possibility – if the Republicans don’t remember what the planks in the platform represent.” “Look what happened in the mid-1800’s. The Whig Party went away and the Republican Party surfaced, because the electorate got sick and tired of the party fighting for power and not doing the will of the people,” Palin...
  • Boehner Mocks GOP Platform: ‘I’ve Not Met Ever Anybody’ Who Read It (Video)

    08/28/2012 9:18:22 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 41 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner--who two years ago led House Republicans in releasing the 48-page “A Pledge to America” to tell voters what Republicans would do if they won control of the House--mocked the national platform produced by the delegates to the Republican National Convention by telling a group of reporters in Tampa on Monday that the document should have been restricted to "one sheet of paper" if the delegates wanted anybody to read it. “Have you ever met anybody who read the party platform?” Boehner said at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “I’ve not met ever anybody.”...
  • CSPAN2 NOW - 3:45pm ct - RNC's Platform Cmte. Preps for Upcoming Convention

    08/21/2012 1:46:12 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    CSPAN2 ^ | 8-21-12
    Rep Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is Co-Chair and conducting the session at the Tampa Marriot Waterside Hotel. LIVE VIDEO
  • Required Reading For This Years Democratic National Convention

    05/02/2012 2:02:04 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-1-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • 2012 America's Party Platform ratified in convention [Feb. 18, 2012]

    02/19/2012 3:53:59 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 125 replies
    America's Party ^ | Feb. 18, 2012
    America's Party ratified its 2012 Platform in national convention yesterday, making an already-great conservative document even better, with the expansion of its solid property rights plank and the addition of the Equal Protection for Posterity Resolution as its primary pro-life language. Text included below for your consideration.
  • My Iowa Caucus Night -- Civility and Diversity in a Small Community

    01/04/2012 1:31:47 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan. 4th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    As Perry's representative spoke, everyone was quiet, respectful and listened. When she stepped down, there was applause. Then the speaker for Ron Paul stood and talked for a couple of minutes. Again, everyone was quiet and respectful. The group listened, and when the representative stopped talking, they clapped again. Some candidates, like Michele Bachmann, had no speaker. The chairman asked if anyone would like to talk for her. A gentleman said he would speak about Bachmann and gave a very nice pep talk on her behalf. Everyone applauded, and so it went until all but Huntsman was represented.
  • Concerning Border Security: more of my presidential campaign platform

    10/20/2011 3:33:36 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 2 replies ^ | October 20, 2011 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    The Federal Government shall be in charge of our BORDERS and IMMIGRATION policy When the Federal Government fails at its job and illegals enter the United States, LEAVING the BORDER area, any and all law-enforcement personnel still working and any and all patriotic citizens may, in defense of the country, do whatever is necessary to see that the law-breaker is removed from American jurisdiction. If that requires sending Europeans back to their continent by dumping them at the airport, that’s the extent of the taxpayer money that may be spent. As good neighbors, Mexicans and Canadians will be given the...
  • A Recap Of the CRP Platform Committee Activity At the Convention (California Republicans)

    09/21/2011 12:04:39 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 2 replies
    Flash Report ^ | 20 September 2011 | Jon Fleischman
    A Recap Of the CRP Platform Committee Activity At the Convention There is much to be said about the California Republican Party’s Fall Convention held in downtown Los Angeles last weekend. Presidential candidates and a straw poll, great workshops and townhalls, tributes, speeches and more. The better part of a thousand GOP activists, donors and leaders descended on the L.A. Live! Marriott-Ritz hotel, across from the Staples Center (we were the pre-show for the Emmy Awards, I guess). This column, however, is devoted to only one aspect of the convention – the ongoing process of the quadrennial adoption of the...
  • 713 Mexico oil workers evacuate collapsing platform

    04/13/2011 7:35:52 PM PDT · by Rabin · 36 replies
    timeslive ^ | Apr 13, 2011 7:57 AM | Sapa-AFP
    A total of 713 oil platform workers were evacuated on Tuesday when a semi-submersible residence began to collapse into the Gulf of Mexico, said state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex).
  • Donald Trump is Winning Me Over... and Quick

    04/12/2011 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 151 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 12, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "I don't hear (Team Obama) talking about Mr Pawlenty  or anybody else... they're only talking about Trump" Donald Trump is already claiming to be the one Barack Obama fears the most, and based upon the telling cheap shot that David Plouffe -of DNC Troll Patrol fame- took last weekend on Face the Nation... he may be right. Trump's people are now investigating Obama's well-shrouded background, employing "great resources... looking into it very seriously". Like the seasoned competitor and showman that he is, The Donald also makes sure to let loose a daily round or two himself to keep that Trump name on the front pages whilst...
  • Conyers: Obamacare Is ‘Platform’ for Creating Single-Payer System

    03/15/2011 7:50:08 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 14, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told today that the health-care law that President Barack Obama signed last March is a “platform” for building a single-payer health care system in the United States. During a newsmakers program at the National Press Club on Monday, Conyers said that after discussing the issue with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D.-Ohio) he voted for the health-care law because he saw it as a necessary "platform" for building toward a single-payer health-care system in the United States. Speaking with after the event at the National Press Club, Conyers...
  • Coast Guard Rescues 2 from GOM Platform Fire

    03/07/2011 6:56:57 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Monday, March 07, 2011 | US Department of Homeland Security
    The Coast Guard responded with multiple air and sea assets on Sunday to reports that an oil production platform caught fire approximately 50 miles off Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico--
  • A city defined (Detroit can be saved by Smart Growth)

    02/11/2011 9:28:43 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 113 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/12/2011 | Renée Loth
    AMID THE animated rodents, smushed test-babies, snack-food perversions, and crude humor of Sunday’s Super Bowl ads was a powerful, two-minute homage to Detroit, America’s most abject city. Over a pulsating soundtrack of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,’’ viewers were treated to panning shots of some of Detroit’s lovingly restored landmarks from the days when the auto industry made it the richest city in the United States. Today it is the poorest, with a 36 percent poverty rate. Far from avoiding its grim, rust belt image, the ad — ostensibly to introduce a new Chrysler luxury sedan — celebrated the city’s guts-and-grit industrial...
  • Haley Barbour Tells Pro-Life Republicans to Ditch Social Issues in 2010 Elections

    09/08/2010 11:03:34 AM PDT · by julieee · 178 replies ^ | September 8, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Haley Barbour Tells Pro-Life Republicans to Ditch Social Issues in 2010 Elections Washington, DC -- Haley Barbour is the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to suggest that social issues like abortion should be taken off the table while making the economy the main focus. Despite the fact that polls show Americans strongly oppose the pro-abortion health care law, Barbour says fiscal issues should take priority.
  • Haley Barbour Tells Pro-Life Republicans to Ditch Social Issues in 2010 Elections

    09/08/2010 8:44:09 PM PDT · by Tabi Katz · 23 replies ^ | 09/08/2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Haley Barbour is the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to suggest that social issues like abortion should be taken off the table while making the economy the main focus. Despite the fact that polls show Americans strongly oppose the pro-abortion health care law, Barbour says fiscal issues should take priority. At a breakfast with reporters this morning sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, the Mississippi governor said those who focus on social issues like abortion are taking the GOP off message this election cycle. “Any issue that takes people’s eye off of unemployment, job creation, economic...
  • What is the real story on the rig explosion?

    09/02/2010 11:14:18 AM PDT · by goseminoles · 48 replies · 1+ views
    self | 9-2-10 | self
    I have been going online today to various news outlets and they all differ on the gulf oil platform that blew up today.
  • GOP in Default Mode

    08/23/2010 3:21:25 AM PDT · by Scanian · 37 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    It's widely acknowledged that in 2010, the Democrats are on the ropes. But just about the same could be said for the Republicans. A few weeks ago, John Cornyn and John Boehner revealed this election's GOP platform. In a year of massive unrest, public disgust with government, and large-scale rejection of interventionist policies, the GOP will emphasize...deficits. An issue to warm an economist's heart -- and the occasional accountant's, too. Top that one, Obama. In the wake of Scott Brown's stunning upset in Massachusetts last February, with the entire New England region open to exploitation, the GOP is doing nothing....
  • November is Coming. Learn This or Lose Again Republicans

    07/28/2010 5:56:33 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/27/2010 | Ron Meyer
    As November approaches, the beltway wonders if the Republicans will produce a new 'Contract with America.' How about this: adopt the Constitution as the platform. Aviation innovator Kelly Johnson reminded us all to KISS – “keep it simple, stupid.” Every American loves freedom, liberty, and the Constitution. Why come up with new packaging for the same brilliant ideas embedded in our founding document? No proposal the RNC develops can ever be as popular as the Constitution. Republicans, being supposed conservatives, have nothing left to conserve but the Constitution. We can't endorse the big government policies of the last 10 years...
  • Whoa! Republicans Haven't Won Yet

    07/28/2010 3:14:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2010 | J. Robert Smith
    Let's not uncork the bubbly just yet. John Boehner better not be eyeing curtains for the Speaker's office. While all the signs point to substantial GOP gains in U.S. House and Senate contests this November, the fat lady hasn't sung. Two critical factors will determine if the GOP makes the sort of gains that give it control of the House and, possibly, the Senate. One is turnout. The other is a platform, which is the stuff of a mandate. Where is the GOP's platform? House Republicans have yet to announce a platform for the autumn campaign. That's not a good...
  • Non-Partisan Coalition calls on Texas GOP to reject platform

    07/16/2010 6:29:39 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies ^ | 07/16/2010 | Staff
    A Diverse Group of 13 State and National Organizations Challenge RNC Chairman Michael Steele to Demand an Inclusive Platform WASHINGTON, DC - A broad coalition of nonpartisan organizations raised their voices to issue a joint statement calling on RNC Chairman Michael Steele and Texas Republican Party Chairman Steve Munisteri to forcefully reject the platform of the 2010 State Republican Party Platform of Texas. The platform has numerous tenets that are divisive and bigoted, including: • Eliminating those with HIV/AIDS, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and mental stress disorders from the Americans with Disabilities Act; • Urging Congress to withhold Supreme Court...
  • Idaho GOP Approves Far-Right Platform: Repeal 17th Amendment, Buy Gold And Silver

    06/29/2010 6:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 29, 2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    Idaho Republicans held their convention over the past weekend, approving a platform containing some mighty interesting parts of the Tea Party platform -- from state nullification of federal laws, to protecting the institution of marriage from transgendered people, to to a Glenn-Beckesque embrace of gold and silver money. State Rep. Marv Hagedorn (R) told the Associated Press that the push to go further right was a product of disgust with the current status quo from the Obama administration. "It does reflect a change," said Hagedorn. "But it's not a change in our party, it's a change in the White House."...
  • What should be the conservative Republican platform for the 2012 elections?

    06/19/2010 9:47:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 408+ views
    Vanity | June 19, 2010 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Deficits? Fascism by the left? Abortion? Foreign affairs? Repealing ObamaCare? How can the Tea Party Movement contribute? Who would be the candidates to take us forward?
  • ABC Gives Jerry Brown Platform to Declare Whitman Dangerous, ‘Soul of California is at Stake'

    06/10/2010 9:13:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 111+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/10/10 | Brent Baker
    ABC anchor Diane Sawyer greeted Meg Whitman’s victory in California’s Republican gubernatorial primary by putting forward Democrat Jerry Brown as the savior protecting the nation against Whitman becoming Governor. “Jerry Brown told us today, he wants the country to know that he sees this as an epic duel in California between the politics of ideas and the power of money,” Sawyer warned from Los Angeles in setting up an interview with Brown aired on Wednesday’s World News. Sawyer later relayed how Brown “believes the soul of California is at stake.”Condemning Whitman’s spending on ads, Brown charged
  • Did the Tea Partiers Overstep in Maine?

    05/10/2010 8:11:01 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 55 replies · 1,547+ views
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | May 10, 2010 | The Lonely Conservative
    Perhaps the Republicans could have talked to the Tea Partiers ahead of time, read the platform and come up with some sort of compromise. But they didn’t. Instead, the delegates adopted a platform written by folks who, to put it bluntly, aren’t experts in politics. I’m not knocking the Tea Partiers in Maine. I’m knocking the Republican Party for failing to work with them and adopting a platform that would be palatable to both the Tea Party movement and the general public.