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  • Andrea Mitchell on Iowa: 'Too White, Too Evangelical, Too Rural'

    01/02/2012 6:27:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/2/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Andrea Mitchell on New Year's Day made it clear to Nightly News viewers that her Obama-loving network will continue using the race card to assist the current White House resident's reelection. In a brief segment about the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Mitchell said "the rap" on the Hawkeye state is that "it doesn't represent the rest of the country - too white, too evangelical, too rural" Read more:
  • Agenda 21 - What Is It? Apparently is is a plan to reduce the population

    06/22/2011 12:44:33 PM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 658 replies
    Vanity | Various
    Several people have become interested in a quite controversial topic called "AGENDA 21." They have requested being on a ping list for this topic. While I do not have time to do a thorough treatment of this subject, nor am I in any way an expert, I am willing at least for a time,to ping people as I run across articles which might pertain to this concern. It might be good to start with an examination of just what it is or might be. To kick this discussion and exploration off,I did a Google search (just for fun) on "Agenda...
  • 'Socialism' Negative For Most Americans, 'Progressive' is Positive

    12/30/2011 9:36:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 30th | Ashley Porter
    While terms such as "socialism," "capitalism" and "progressive" have traditionally elicited strong responses from the American public -- whether it be from conservatives who decry the evils of socialism or liberals who insist capitalism promotes economic inequality -- the recent Occupy Wall Street protests have brought the issue to the forefront of the national conversation in recent months. Socialism v. Capitalism Despite, or perhaps because of, some of the protesters' support of democratic socialist policies, socialism remains the most politically polarizing term in the U.S., according to a new analysis of political rhetoric from the Pew Research Center, a fact...
  • New fee coming for medical effectiveness research

    12/27/2011 10:28:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Starting in 2012, the government will charge a new fee to your health insurance plan for research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. But what will Americans do with the answers? The goal of the research, part of a little-known provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, is to answer such basic questions as whether that new prescription drug advertised on TV really works better than an old generic costing much less. But in the politically charged environment surrounding health care, the idea of medical effectiveness research is eyed with suspicion. The insurance...
  • Mitt Romney. 2012 Presidential White Papers #5 (A devastating piece

    12/20/2011 8:19:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Club for Growth ^ | 2007 (with update) | Staff
    The Club for Growth wrote a white paper on Governor Romney back in 2007. Most of the information below is from that repory, but since Romney has been outspoken on several issues then, weve updated his record to reflect those positions. ...During his initial 2002 campaign Romney refused to sign an anti-tax pledge, but he pledged to balance the budget without raising taxes and touted his fulfillment of that pledge throughout his term. But the details suggest that he broke his verbal committment. Romney did not impose any broad-based tax hikes he imposed a slew of fee hikes. He opposed...
  • The Twisted Tree of Progressivism

    12/20/2011 9:51:16 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies
    The Freeman ^ | Joseph R. Stromberg | Joseph R. Stromberg
    Sorting out the Progressive movement and its constituent ideologies can be difficult in that the very term “progressive” is burdened with contested meanings. Rather than work along lines agreeable to presently out-of-office politicians hoping to regain power by denouncing long-dead Progressives, we begin with some deep background. One portent of Progressivism is found in the Liberal Republican movement of the 1870s. Prone to Paris Commune panics, distressed by strikes and labor trouble, such reformers as Charles Francis Adams (descended from John Adams), Francis Amasa Walker (Boston laissez-faire economist and Indian manager), and E. L. Godkin (Anglo-Irish editor of The Nation)...
  • The last thing democracy needs is well-informed voters, say scientist. System relies

    12/19/2011 9:42:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/19/11 | Daily Mail
    A well-informed, interested public is often hailed as the 'ideal' of democracy. But a new Princeton study suggests that the opposite could be the case - and that people who have no interest at all could be vital to the working of a democratic society. The uninformed are essential to democracy because their apathy helps to dilute the effect of powerful minority interests - for instance, highly educated elites - who would otherwise dominate public life.
  • Why Limbaugh, Levin, Sweizer, Beck, Morris and Schlussel support Michele Bachmann

    12/15/2011 9:22:13 AM PST · by conservativeBC · 89 replies
    The Bachmann Cometh ^ | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | Chris
    <p>A large number of big name conservatives recently came out in support of Michele Bachmann.</p> <p>Steve Williams at did a nice job of piecing together quotes as to why these people want Michele as President of the United States.</p>
  • I'm the fourth best president in American history ~ Barack Obama

    12/14/2011 6:51:08 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 158 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/13/11 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Obama is certainly the most arrogant president in American history. This clip from the end of the entire 60 Minutes Obama interview didn't make it on air.
  • Mitt Romney in Worcester 2002 "My views are progressive"

    12/13/2011 11:27:57 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 13, 2011 | Video
    Mitt Romney speaks to reporters after a campaign stop in Worcester, MA in 2002.
  • Newt: FDR Was The ‘Greatest President’ Of The 20th Century

    12/13/2011 7:56:38 AM PST · by lbryce · 95 replies
    Breibart TV ^ | December 12, 2011 | Staff
    Newt: FDR Was The ‘Greatest President’ Of The 20th Century
  • Newt Gingrich Praised SEIU Head Andy Stern's Forward-Looking Vision

    12/13/2011 6:31:59 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 148 replies
    Newt Gingrich's own book "Real Chance: From the World That Fails to the World That Works" | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich Praised SEIU Head Andy Stern's Forward-Looking Vision In his book "Real Chance: From the World That Fails to the World That Works," Gingrich praises the SEIU head, who remains a close adviser of the President Obama. Pitching the need for conservatives to respect organized labor, while simultaneously pushing back against some of Labor's more cherished legislative goals, he wrote the following: Conservatives cannot cheer unions overseas and then be blindly anti-union here at home. There are legitimate historic reasons for workers to organize together, and there is a strong need for a healthy, competitive, union, movement that helps...
  • New D.C. Episcopal Bishop Seeks to 'Build Up the Liberal Church'

    12/12/2011 10:51:42 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov 14 2011 | Michael Gryboski
    The Rev. Mariann Budde, the newly consecrated and seated bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, wants to make a stronger voice for progressive Christians. “I want to build up the liberal church again so we can be a legitimate conversation partner in the public arena religiously,” said Budde to the Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein. Budde stated that she believed this “public arena” is presently “dominated by evangelical Christians and what many would call the Christian right, and I would agree.” “It’s legitimate for them to be there, but they’re drowning us out,” said Budde. In talking with the Washington...
  • Gingrich Attacks Romney From the Far Left

    12/12/2011 12:02:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 12.12.11 | JOSEPH LAWLER
    Today Newt Gingrich fired back at Mitt Romney's suggestion that he should return the money he earned consulting for Freddie Mac by condemning Romney's private equity career: If Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he's earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years at Bain, then I would be glad to then listen to him. And I will bet you $10, not $10,000, that he won't take the offer.Gingrich has basically adopted the language of the anti-corporate left with this line of attack. It may have some political resonance, although it's doubtful that
  • Newt Gingrich Responds To Glenn Beck (He doesn't deny being a progressive)

    12/12/2011 9:09:39 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 162 replies
    WGIR AM 610 and 96.7 the Wave with Host Paul Westcott ^ | December 12th | Newt Gingrich(Audio)
    when you're talking about Glenn Beck now he actually, the other day, called you a progressive on FOX Business channel. What do you say to that sort of claim?" Gingrich: "I don't know. It depends on what standard you're using, you know? The fact is I balanced the budget for four consecutive years. And we did so by cutting taxes and increasing employment so people went back to work, they left welfare, they left food stamps, they left unemployment, they left Medicaid. Who else has that record of achievement? I worked with Reagan in '79, '80. I worked with Reagan...
  • Progressivism: Making journalists into associates of the state

    12/11/2011 1:58:53 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    In "How we advertised America", George Creel wrote the following: (Page 16/17) As a matter of fact, I was strongly opposed to the censorship bill, and delayed acceptance of office until the President had considered approvingly the written statement of my views on the subject. It was not that I denied the need of some sort of censorship, but deep in my heart was the feeling that the desired results could be obtained without paying the price that a formal law would have demanded. Aside from the physical difficulties of enforcement, the enormous cost, and the overwhelming irritation involved, I...
  • Newt Gingrich and the Fairness Doctrine

    12/08/2011 7:45:11 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 52 replies
    America's Watchtower ^ | November 30th | America's Watchtower
    When thinking of Newt Gingrich it is hard for me to get past that image of him sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi and talking about his belief in manmade global warming. He has since said that making that commercial was one of the stupidest things he has done in his life. So I suppose we could give him a pass on that one issue, but what about his opposition to the Paul Ryan budget? He called it right wing social engineering, was this a stupid mistake also? What about his previous support for healthcare mandates, TARP, the bailouts,...
  • Bachmann Calls Newt a ‘Frugal Socialist’

    12/07/2011 1:49:02 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | December 6th | Christopher Santarelli
    Beck then asked Bachmann to clarify if she was calling Newt Gingrich a socialist. The Minnesota congresswoman responded: "What I’m saying is that - I'm saying a frugal socialist, yes! Because you’re looking at proposals and programs that are in effect redistribution of wealth and socialism-based, and are we going to have real change in the country or are we going to have frugal socialists?"
  • Osawatomie: the Weather Underground newspaper [prelude to Obama!!]

    11/01/2008 11:37:33 PM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies · 1,352+ views
    Zombietime ^ | 11/01/08 | Staff
    Zomblog has obtained an extremely rare copy of the first issue of Osawatomie, a newspaper published by the Weather Underground in 1975. Noteworthy passages are reproduced below, along with exact transcriptions. The full pages, with each passage in context in high resolution, are found at the bottom of this post. Much of Osawatomie, which was written at a time when the Dohrn-Ayers wing of the Weather Underground was transitioning from terrorism to “working from the inside” for revolution, concerns itself with the need to encourage “organizers” who will work in “communities” and use “audacity” to bring about “socialism” in America....
  • Obama’s BIG small-minded class warfare speech in Kansas doesn’t disappoint (Predictable)

    12/06/2011 2:09:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Today in Osawatomie, Kan., Barack Obama laid bare his progressive agenda, calling for more federal involvement in education, increased spending on infrastructure, an extension of the payroll tax cut and increased taxes on the rich. He even invoked Teddy “the Trustbuster” Roosevelt, who, if you’ll recall, became increasingly socialistic as the sun of his national stardom began to set. Not surprisingly, Obama was disingenuous in a few places — but just a few. At one point, he said he had already signed $1 trillion in spending cuts into law. Presumably, he was referring to the cuts included in the debt...