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  • Obama dismisses Russia as ‘regional power’ acting out of weakness

    03/25/2014 11:58:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 25 Mar 2014 | Scott Wilson
    THE HAGUE — President Obama acknowledged Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea would be difficult to reverse, but he dismissed Russia as a “regional power” that did not pose a leading security threat to the United States. Concluding a summit here on nuclear security, Obama also warned that broader Russian military intervention in neighboring countries would trigger further economic sanctions that would disrupt the global economy but hit Russia the hardest. “Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors — not out of strength but out of weakness,” Obama said in response...
  • Topless Feminists Disrupt Pro-Life Rally: Chant “Pro-Life is Genocide, Go to Hell”

    03/25/2014 10:04:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    The English version of Spain’s The Local is reporting that five activists belonging to controversial feminist group Femen have staged a protest against an anti-abortion demonstration in Spain’s capital by baring their breasts and painting skulls on their faces. The five Femen members shouted out “Pro-life is genocide” as they interrupted the anti-abortion march in Madrid’s emblematic Puerta del Sol square on Sunday morning. topless3As usual, the feminist activists appeared topless as part of their protest modus operandi, but this time they also painted their faces and upper bodies in black and white to replicate a skeleton. Bystanders vented their...
  • Biden lowers ObamaCare enrollment projection (talking it down?)

    02/21/2014 2:52:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/21/14 | Jim Angle
    Though officials have confidently claimed enrollment in ObamaCare is surging, Vice President Biden suddenly suggested during a stop in Minneapolis the totals might be lower than projected. "Initially, we talked about by the end of this period having seven million people lined up," he told a group in a coffee shop on Wednesday. "We may not get to seven but we're gonna get to five or six, and that's a hell of a start with people." That’s quite a difference from the confident predictions last fall, just before the rollout, from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "I think...
  • Ann Shoben: Skinheads, anti-government cultists embrace NRA's paranoid message

    12/31/2013 1:48:06 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 98 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | December 30, 2013 | By Ann Shoben
    After the slaughter of innocents at Sandy Hook last December, the nation seemed poised to enact common-sense gun controls. Poll s showed that even the majority of gun owners and NRA members were in favor of such measures as universal background checks and the banning of some military style assault weapons. Then, while most of us were still reeling with shock, the NRA went into high gear. Wayne LaPierre was all over the airways sounding like a cross between Elmer Gantry and an Old Testament prophet warning of Armageddon. His message: The government was coming to confiscate our guns and...
  • Recall Election Prompts Charges Of Voter Fraud, Suppression(dems are crying)

    09/10/2013 10:02:45 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 46 replies
    The Colorado observer ^ | 9/11/13 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Democrats don’t often complain about voter fraud, but the prospect of outside voters taking advantage of an apparent loophole in Colorado’s new election law to participate in the legislative recalls has the bill’s sponsor crying foul. State Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver), who sponsored the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, said Wednesday that those who say the law allows so-called “gypsy voters” are essentially advocating election fraud. “I think what they’re doing is advertising wholesale voter fraud and asking folks to basically break the law,” Pabon told the Colorado Observer.
  • India aircraft carrier: New Delhi launches first home-built carrier (+video)

    08/14/2013 6:52:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 54 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 12, 2013 | Arthur Bright
    it's no small thing that India today launched its first domestically built carrier. With the first-phase launch of what will eventually be named the INS Vikrant, India joins an elite club of countries that have built their own carriers: Only the United States, Russia, France, and Britain have done the same. The Vikrant weighs in at 37,500 tons, and will carry as many as 36 aircraft, reports The Times of India. Though small compared with the world's largest, the US Nimitz class carrier, which is two-and-a-half times heavier and carries 85 aircraft, the Vikrant marks a major milestone for India's...
  • Obama Urges 'Honesty' in Renewed Israel-PA Talks

    07/29/2013 9:08:03 PM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 7/29/2013, 8:09 PM | Chana Ya'ar
    U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the imminent start of renewed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians on Monday, but urged both sides to approach them with honesty, AFP reported Monday evening. "The most difficult work of these negotiations is ahead, and I am hopeful that both the Israelis and Palestinians will approach these talks in good faith," he said. Obama thanked his own top diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry, for organizing the talks, which were to begin later Monday in Washington with an initial exchange between top negotiators. "I am pleased that Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu and [Palestinian...
  • ‘Stupid,’ ‘Immoral,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Coward’: My Month With a Gun

    07/22/2013 2:53:48 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 22, 2013 | Heidi Yewman
    I knew going into my 30-day experiment of living with a gun that I was putting my family and myself at risk. Only two days into my experiment I went to breakfast with my two kids and some friends. After eating and shopping, my gun with me the entire time, I was anxious to get home to enjoy the warm weather. I put my purse on the counter and then spent the next hour out on the back deck. Walking into the kitchen to refresh our drinks, I noticed my purse with the 9mm Glock still inside it. I’d forgotten...
  • How “new atheists” play church

    06/04/2013 1:20:15 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 13 replies
    B.P. Terpstra ^ | June 3, 2012 | B.P. Terpstra
    Atheism is a closet religion – and there’s no shortage of field evidence. Consider The Sunday Assembly, a group-identified “godless congregation” in London. There, the faithful meet on the first Sunday of every month. As their evangelical pitch goes: “Come on down to hear inspirational speakers and to enjoy a morning that is part-foot stomping show, part-atheist church.” Being secular apostles, the assembly’s members (disciples?) are keen on planting new assemblies (churches?). To wit, “Sunday Assembly Everywhere is a framework that allows everyone to create their own Assembly, while staying true to the spirit and values of The Sunday Assembly.”...
  • Obama Artist Paints Gun Owners as ‘Satan’

    03/31/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | 3/30/13 | Tad Cronn
    Few things are more obnoxious than atheists lecturing Christians about what they think the Bible says or should say. One of those however would be an atheist artist lecturing Christians in service of his political master’s dogma. Shepard Fairey barely deserves the title of artist. He’s the hack who designed the Obama “Hope” poster that helped usher in the Age of Obama. Fairey received two years’ probation and a $25,000 fine for contempt of court in a lawsuit related to that poster, which he based on a copyrighted Associated Press photo. His body of work smacks of Soviet Union-style propaganda...
  • MSNBC Analyst: Republicans 'Crazy Crackers' Who Use 'Hateful Language'

    01/29/2013 4:31:24 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    Briebart ^ | 1/29/2013
    Today on MSNBC contributor Karen Finney called to Republicans “crazy crackers on the right" who use “hateful language." Video at link: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/01/29/Liberal-Host-Republicans-Are-Crazy-Crackers-Who-Use%20-Hateful-Language
  • Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess

    01/27/2013 10:43:05 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess Brett LoGiurato January 27, 2013, 6:00 PM In a sit-down interview with The New Republic released today, President Barack Obama cast blame on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for shaping compromise as a "dirty word." Obama talked about the recent deal to avert the fiscal cliff, saying he thought House Speaker "genuinely wanted" to come to a deal sooner but felt he was vulnerable to attack from the right. Here's the relevant excerpt: I think if you talk privately to Democrats and Republicans, particularly those who...
  • Colorado columnist: Assault rifle owners have ‘tiny penises’

    01/04/2013 10:29:39 AM PST · by Red Steel · 111 replies
    kdvr ^ | : 11:07 am, December 28, 2012, updated on: 11:39am, December 28, 2012 | Will C. Holden
    ASPEN, Colo. — According to Todd Hartley, to enact new gun legislation in the U.S. would be to “shut the barn doors after the horse has already gotten out.” So in his weekly “I’m With Stupid” column in the Aspen Times on Friday — a column that Hartley claims is meant to encourage aspiring and current gun owners to “seek less violent ways to make up for your shortcomings” — the Basalt resident is attempting another method of gun control. He’s defaming the genitalia of gun owners. “If you own multiple guns or feel the need to possess a military-style...
  • Reid: House ‘Being Operated With A Dictatorship Of The Speaker’

    12/27/2012 10:16:24 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 30 replies
    AP via C "BS" ^ | December 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) – A last-gasp effort Thursday to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts got off on the same convulsive, partisan tone that marked congressional attempts to resolve the impasse before lawmakers left Washington to go home for Christmas. With a Dec. 31 deadline for an agreement to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” rapidly approaching, leaders in each party demanded the other side take the initiative. The new flare-up happened despite a round of calls that President Barack Obama made to congressional leaders by phone Wednesday night from Hawaii before he boarded Air Force One to head home from...
  • As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover Columbia University ROTC office

    12/17/2012 1:03:10 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be...
  • Study Finds Sea Level Rise was 60 Percent Higher Than UN Projection

    11/28/2012 4:10:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/28/12 | Rachel Bogart | Yahoo! Contributor Network
    According to NBC News, a newly released peer-reviewed study has concluded that sea levels between 1993 and 2011 rose by 3.2 millimeters per year. This number is nearly 60 percent more than the 2-millimeter annual projection made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change over the same time period. The disparity between the two numbers raises a point that the projections for the upcoming decades could also be too low and that sea level could rise much more than current estimates predict. Here are some facts and details about the new study and what it could mean for...
  • Wasserman Schultz: Republicans tried to ‘rig’ the election

    11/06/2012 2:32:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 11/04/12 | John Rossomando
    Wasserman Schultz: Republicans tried to ‘rig’ the electionBy John Rossomando /// November 4, 2012 Republicans tried to “rig” the outcome of the election by limiting early voting opportunities and by limiting who shows up at the polls, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said this morning during an appearance on C-Span. “We have run circles around them because of our very strong and effective ground game,” Wasserman Schultz said regarding early voter turnout. “Just yesterday, we had major records in terms of Democrats going in to vote in counties around the state of Florida. “The same is...
  • AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    10/27/2012 4:22:20 AM PDT · by John W · 129 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | October 27, 2012 | The Associated Press
    Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not. Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks. Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views...
  • After final debate, Obama says election comes down to trust

    10/23/2012 10:51:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 23, 2012 | Jeff Mason
    ......"There is no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust," Obama told a rally of 11,000 people in Florida. "Everything he's doing right now is trying to hide his real positions in order to win this election." That argument was laid out by Obama in Monday night's debate with repeated accusations that Romney has shifted numerous policy positions since the Republican presidential primaries, when he was targeting his party's conservative base............
  • New Obama ad slams Romney as 'dishonest' (childish desperation)

    10/06/2012 6:30:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/2012
    The Obama campaign is launching a new swing-state ad accusing Mitt Romney of dishonesty in the debate and his own advertising. The advertisement uses footage from Wednesday's debate to continue one of the more contentious exchanges from the debate, over whether Romney's tax plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. "I'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut," said Romney during the debate. President Obama and Romney went back and forth on the point during the debate, with the president contending Romney would not be able to eliminate enough deductions and loopholes to make his plan to...
  • Never assume [A nobama email from John Kerry]

    08/17/2012 1:25:17 PM PDT · by upchuck · 21 replies
    email | August 17, 2012 | John F'ing Kerry (who served in Viet Nam)
    Friend -- It's easy to look at the attacks, smears, and lies being told about President Obama and his record and say, "Come on, that's ridiculous. No one could possibly believe that." Trust me: You and I learned the hard way eight years ago this August that in the new world we're living in -- one with 24-hour news cycles, the internet, blogs, the echo chamber, and now the new Citizens United-fueled Republican money machine -- even completely baseless attacks can stick if people don't call them out quickly enough. No matter how self-evidently false the attacks are, or how...
  • The Prideful, Arrogant CEO of Chick-fil-A (Dan Cathy same as 1960's segregationist, or something)

    08/06/2012 11:49:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Slate ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jesse Bering
    For several tense weeks, our nation has been broiling unpleasantly in the cultural equivalent of polyunsaturated fat. And despite any profits or political points made during this Chick-fil-A debacle, I think we’ve all gotten a bit burned. As everyone now knows, this entire ordeal—from the Mike Huckabee-orchestrated “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” to the “Same-Sex Kiss Day” that came after, the talking heads, the relentless stream of articles and opinion pieces on the controversy, the thousands upon thousands of online comments, the vitriolic tweets, impulsive Facebook statuses, and equally tart replies, the strained friendships, heated arguments with family members, all of it—began...
  • Senior Obama adviser: Romney backers trying to ‘purchase’ election

    07/10/2012 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Senior White House adviser David Plouffe on Tuesday accused wealthy Mitt Romney supporters of trying to "purchase the White House," one day after the presumptive GOP nominee announced a $106 million June fundraising haul that stunned the Obama campaign. “You’ve got a few very wealthy people lining up trying to purchase the White House for Mr. Romney,” said Plouffe on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “We’re going to have to have everybody out there who wants the president to continue to a second term to step up and help the campaign.” After seeing Romney and the Republican National Committee (RNC) outpace...
  • Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With 'Kill the Gays' To Frame...

    05/18/2012 7:29:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 18, 2012
    Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With 'Kill the Gays' To Frame Neighbors After Spat Over Dogs 18 May 2012 [Pic in URL] Caught: Aimee Whitchurch, 37, left, and Christel Conklin, 29, right, are accused of forgery, false reporting and criminal mischief A lesbian couple that claimed their neighbors spray painted 'Kill the Gay' on their condo are being accused by the police for doing the deed themselves. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Colorado has issued a warrant for Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, for forgery, false reporting and criminal mischief. In October...
  • Obama accuses Republicans of 'madness'

    03/30/2012 8:19:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2012
    PORTLAND, Maine - President Barack Obama accused Republicans of clinging to economic policies that preceded the Great Depression and the more recent economic downturn, saying his rivals are showing signs of "madness." Raising campaign cash in Maine on Friday, March 30, Obama said Republicans want to return to economic policies that would let Wall Street play by its own set of rules and allow insurance companies to roll back health coverage.
  • Time magazine's Joe Klein on GOP field: 'This is Jonestown'

    02/25/2012 10:37:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Time magazine’s Joe Klein is known for lobbing some bombs at right-wingers. In 2010, he accused former Fox News host Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of being close to “sedition.” Nearly two years later, Klein still has some tough words for conservatives. On this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” Klein likened what he saw during recent GOP presidential debates to the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, an event in which more than 900 people died after they were given a deadly concoction of “purple drink mixed with cyanide, sedatives and tranquilizers.” “I got to say, this is Jonestown. These...
  • Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level Rise (NC)

    02/20/2012 4:30:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 2/20/12 | Sara Burrows
    Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level RiseState officials still pushing coastal counties to prepare for a one-meter rise By Sara Burrows Feb. 20th, 2012 RALEIGH — State officials are pressuring local governments to plan for a one-meter sea-level rise by 2100, even though many independent scientists have argued the rise is highly unlikely if not impossible. Even though a state advisory panel no longer recommends regulations based on the one-meter projection, local government officials worry that state regulators will try to implement those rules. Such a policy, they say, would have a devastating impact on...
  • Venezuela's Chavez Calls Presidential Rival a 'Low-Life Pig

    02/17/2012 10:17:03 AM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 17 Feb 2012
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez attacked the new opposition candidate for the country's highest office as a "low-life ... pig" in a defamatory speech broadcast on state radio and TV late Thursday. As the country's election season gets underway, Chavez said of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles that, "you have a pig's tail, a pig's ears, and you snort like a pig," according to AFP. On Sunday, the 39-year-old Capriles won an overwhelming victory in an opposition primary. He was quickly vilified in a campaign in Venezuela's state-run media, which insinuated he was a homosexual and a Zionist agent....
  • No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues (Hate crime hoax alert)

    02/04/2012 5:33:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    The Journal Times - Racine Wisconsin ^ | Feb 3, 2012 | CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE
    JournalTimes.com No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues Deputies: Parkside student confesses to creating list CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE christine.won@journaltimes.com, mburke@journaltimes.com | Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 4:16 pm SOMERS — Following days of reported hate crimes and heightened security at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a student has confessed to creating the list threatening black students because she wanted greater attention to the issue, according to authorities Friday night. The suspect, whose identity was being withheld for her protection, reportedly told authorities she created the fliers — which listed 13 black students by name and threatened they...
  • Democrats: Republicans Worse than Jim Crow

    12/16/2011 2:51:57 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2011 | DANIEL HALPER
    In a fundraising letter sent out this afternoon by the Democratic National Committee, Will Crossley, counsel and voter protection director, asks folks to support his party because, he implies, Republican efforts to suppress voters are worse than Jim Crow-era laws. “Dorothy Cooper was born before women or African Americans in our country could exercise the right to vote. She grew up in a Jim Crow-divided South, and saw the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965,” Crossley writes. “Dorothy is 96 years old. In 70 years, she's missed just one election. And she's never had a problem voting –...
  • Balz: Romney blasts Gingrich as ‘extremely unreliable’ conservative leader

    12/13/2011 8:45:17 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | By Dan Balz and Philip Rucker
    BOSTON—Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasted rival Newt Gingrich Tuesday as an “extremely unreliable leader in the conservative world” who has taken positions in this campaign that should give GOP voters pause as they consider their choices for the party’s nomination. Romney, in an interview with The Washington Post, offered some of his toughest criticism to date of the politician whose sudden rise in the polls has made him, at least for now, the front-runner for the nomination. He also had tough words for President Obama and his campaign, saying he would not let them portray him as a tool...
  • Chris Matthews: Republicans Are "Consumed By Hate"

    11/16/2011 11:47:52 AM PST · by NMEwithin · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/15/2011 | RCP
    "The Republicans have a problem," says MSNBC's Chris Matthews. "They are consumed by hate, so consumed they can't think positively of whom they may want to lead them."
  • A List of MSNBC's Ed Schultz Accusing Everybody and Everything of "Racism"

    10/14/2011 3:56:14 PM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Various | 10/14/2011 | Qbert
    According to MSNBC host Mr. Ed: 1) Walter Williams is racist: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/06/07/msnbccom-accuses-walter-williams-making-racist-statements-foxs-stosse 2) Rep. Allen West is racist: http://tv.breitbart.com/schultz-on-congressman-elect-allen-west-bigoted-and-ignorant/ 3) The TSA controversy is racist: http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/ed-schultz-tsa-controversy-is-just-racist-right-wingers-wanting-to-promote-racial-profiling 4) Opposing Occupy Wall Street is racist: http://weaselzippers.us/2011/10/11/msnbc-knuckle-dragger-ed-schultz-says-racism-behind-republican-opposition-to-occupier-movement/ 5) School vouchers are racist: http://www.breitbart.tv/this-is-racist-budget-ed-schultz-al-sharpton-claims-school-vouchers-are-racist/ 6) Budgets are racist: http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2011/03/03/ed-schultz-to-al-sharpton-this-is-a-racist-budget/ 7) Questioning violent rapper Common's invitation to the White House is racist: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ed-schultz-to-al-sharpton-is-there-underlying-racism-behind-fox-news-criticizing-commons-wh-invite/ 8) Using the term "black cloud" is racist: http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/16/ed-schultz-rick-perrys-reference-to-a-big-black-cloud-was-a-racial-crack-at-obama-wasnt-it/ 9) Criticizing Obama's past with anti-Semite Reverend Wright is racist: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/11/20/ed-schultz-palin-racist-criticizing-obamas-connection-rev-wright 10) Pointing out infighting in the Democrat Congressional Caucus is racist: http://bigjournalism.com/kmartin/2010/11/16/ed-schultz-wants-to-silence-rush-limbaugh-due-to-professional-envy/ 11) Using the term "food stamps" is racist: http://theblogprof.blogspot.com/2011/05/ed-schultz-food-stamps-just-code-for.html 12) Resisting...
  • Is the Tea Party Over?

    10/09/2011 7:25:05 PM PDT · by DRey · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/9/11 | Bill Keller
    The latest Fox poll offered Republican voters a menu of 11 candidates and found...not only were voters scattered across the conservative landscape, but 1/4 of the Tea Party adherents sampled were still “not impressed” with anyone. It’s hard to impress a movement that only knows what it is against. Now, barring some wild twist of fate, there are two men standing: Mitt Romney, the methodical, thrill-free, ideologically elastic technocrat from Massachusetts, who has made himself the default nominee; and the last hope of the hard core, the Not Mitt: Rick Perry. snip ...whatever you think of his deviations from Tea...
  • Cain's "Brainwashed" Remark Was "Racist, Bigoted"

    09/30/2011 7:47:03 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 82 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 30, 2011 | Real Clear Politics video
    Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher says there is a media "double-standard" over Herman Cain saying blacks have been "brainwashed." Belcher calls Mr. Cain a bigot and a racist and says this incident is a "teachable moment." (h/t TRS) CORNELL BELCHER, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: First of all, do you think you're going to invite me on the show and then I'm not going to talk about the ridiculousness of that statement? Two things. One is a great way to sort of get people on your side and win voters is to attack their intelligence. So great job there. Really sensible, Herman Cain. The...
  • Cornell Belcher: Cain's "Brainwashed" Remark Was "Racist, Bigoted"

    09/30/2011 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Drrdot · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 30, 2011
    Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher says there is a media "double-standard" over Herman Cain saying blacks have been "brainwashed." Belcher calls Mr. Cain a bigot and a racist and says this incident is a "teachable moment." CORNELL BELCHER, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: First of all, do you think you're going to invite me on the show and then I'm not going to talk about the ridiculousness of that statement? Two things. One is a great way to sort of get people on your side and win voters is to attack their intelligence. So great job there. Really sensible, Herman Cain. The second part...
  • Teacher calls local Tea Party president a Nazi

    09/25/2011 5:52:52 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    WOAI NBC ^ | 9/25/2011 | staff
    Tempers flared during a town hall meeting on the Dream Act Tuesday night. During the meeting a high school government teacher from John F. Kennedy called the local Tea Party president a Nazi. The exchange was recorded and posted on You tube. "When you get to name calling that just shows that there is no logic to your argument any further. It's all emotion, " said George Rodriguez, President of the San Antonio Tea Party. The teacher's emotion came from a panelist's comment that school administration should deport undocumented students. "So you would have students in this room deported?" asked...
  • Obama Says GOP Would 'Cripple' America

    09/25/2011 3:50:32 PM PDT · by edpc · 60 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 25 Sept 2011 | Erica Werner
    SEATTLE (AP) — President Barack Obama charged Sunday that the GOP vision of government would "fundamentally cripple America," as he tried out his newly combative message on the liberal West Coast. Aiming to renew the ardor of Democratic loyalists who have grown increasingly disenchanted with him, the president mixed frontal attacks on Republicans with words of encouragement intended to buck up the faithful as the 2012 campaign revs up.
  • The GOP is trying to rig the electoral college (Gigantic Barf and Hurl Alert!!!)

    09/21/2011 11:55:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | September 20, 2011 | Harold Myerson
    Like Poe’s purloined letter, the Republican plan to heist the 2012 presidential election sits before us in plain view. And going Poe one better, it is perfectly legal. The first part of the strategy has been unfolding for months. Since the 2010 elections brought Republicans to power in numerous swing states, officials in many of those states have made it harder for minority, poor and young voters to cast their ballots. GOP governments have been curtailing early voting (in Ohio and Florida) and requiring voters to produce official photo-identification cards (in Wisconsin). In South Carolina, the poll tax lives again:...
  • Rumors, untruths find a friend in Michele Bachmann

    09/18/2011 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    It's one thing to have a philosophical disagreement with the Texas governor on whether he should have mandated a vaccine for girls against a sexually transmitted virus. But it's an entirely different matter to spread false rumors about the vaccine, hoping to leverage parental fears for political gain. That's the depths to which Minnesota's Michele Bachmann has sunk in her bid to counter Rick Perry's surge in polls. It's conduct unbecoming a member of Congress, much less a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Bachmann used the issue last week at the CNN/Tea Party Express debate in Tampa to land...
  • Schumer: Some Republicans "want the economy to actually fail" (HURL!)

    09/08/2011 6:08:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2011 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D - NY) said Thursday morning that he believed that Republicans in Congress would rather see President Obama defeated than economic improvement that would benefit the country as a whole. "I think that is true. I think that is absolutely true. I'm sure are some on their side who would say that of people on our side, but I believe that is all too true," Schumer said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Schumer contrasted Republican opposition to the president's economic policies to Democrats who were against the war in Iraq during George W. Bush's presidency. "During the Iraq...
  • Va. Dems Attack Palin on Criticism of D.C. Suburbs (Struck dogs yelp)

    09/06/2011 3:17:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday, September 6, 2011 | Justin Sink
    Virginia Democrats are using part of Sarah Palin's weekend speech — in which the former governor of Alaska criticized the D.C. area and its "permanent political class" as unsympathetic to the country's economic woes — to attack Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and GOP Senate candidate George Allen. “Her ridiculous comments about Northern Virginia are just further proof of what people already know: Sarah Palin doesn't understand what Virginia families are going through, and she doesn't care," said Virginia Democratic spokesman Brian Coy. "It shouldn't be difficult for any Virginian to condemn her absurd rhetoric, particularly for people like George Allen...
  • Biden At AFL-CIO Rally: "You Are The Only Folks Keeping The Barbarians From the Gates" (Video)

    09/06/2011 11:01:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    HotAir Pundit ^ | September 5, 2011 | Staff
    The opposition is called ("son of a bitches") at one Labor rally and "barbarians" at another rally. Here's an angry Joe Biden at the AFL-CIO rally in Cincinnati Monday afternoon.
  • Chris Matthews Blast Entire State of Texas as Ignorant, Full of BS, Calls Perry a Wax Figure Clown

    08/12/2011 5:40:49 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 61 replies
    Chris Matthews Blast Entire State of Texas as Ignorant, Full of BS, Calls Perry a Wax Figure Clown http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-matthews-blast-entire-state-of-texas-as-ignorant-full-of-bs-calls-perry-a-wax-figure-clown/
  • Scarborough: 'Michele Bachman Is A Joke'

    08/12/2011 4:45:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a classic, table-pounding, tell-us-how-you-really feel rant, Joe Scarborough has ripped into Michele Bachmann, calling the Minnesota congresswoman and her candidacy "a joke." Scarborough's impassioned anti-Bachmann blast came during Morning Joe's opening half-hour post mortem of last night's Republican presidential debate in Iowa. View video here.
  • Chris Matthews: Biden "Gets Beat Up For His Mental Limitations" (video)

    08/08/2011 11:57:28 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 8, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "I think the Commander in Chief has a particular personal responsibility to the families of every service person. This is one of those critical moments he should be there. We'll see what he says today. This is going to rip the scab off every feeling about this war. Joe Biden, who gets beat up for his mental limitations, and yet he was the one that understood intuitively this should be a counterterrorism operation. Then he was beaten down by the sophisticates who said we have to stay there. And then you wonder, what are the sophisticates really offering here in...
  • Dean: What's the tea party smoking?

    08/07/2011 5:58:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | August 7, 2011 | Julie Mason
    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says the tea party was "totally unreasonable" in the deficit-reduction debate and warns that Republicans are being held hostage. "This is a tea party problem," Dean said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation." "They are totally unreasonable and doctrinaire and not founded in reality. I think they've been smoking some of that tea, not just drinking it." "This is ridiculous what's going on here," he said. The firebrand Democrat and former Vermont governor said the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the nation's credit is "a good thing" because it underscores the need to...
  • Dean: What is tea party smoking?

    08/07/2011 8:37:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    Dean: What is tea party smoking? Former Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean says the tea party was "totally unreasonable" in the deficit-reduction debate and warns that Republicans are being held hostage. "This is a tea party problem," Dean said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation." "They are totally unreasonable and doctrinaire and not founded in reality. I think they've been smoking some of that tea, not just drinking it." "This is ridiculous what's going on here," he said. The firebrand Democrat and former Vermont governor said the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the nation's credit is "a good thing" because...
  • Obama: Stop insults and compromise over debt (Stop Lying Obama)

    07/23/2011 6:09:07 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies
    msnbc ^ | 7/23/2011 | msnbc
    Barack Obama called Saturday for an end to insults and demands in the negotiations over the debt ceiling, after they broke down Friday night. In his weekly address, ahead of an emergency meeting at the White House Saturday morning, the president said that the government had spent more money than it takes in for year and result was "a lot of debt on our nation's credit card." This debt would "weaken our economy, cause higher interest rates for families, and force us to scale back things like education and Medicare" unless action was taken, Obama said. "Now, folks in Washington...
  • Sen. Harkin: "Cult Fringe" Holding Up Debt Ceiling Increase

    07/20/2011 12:23:31 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 110 replies
    Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls Republicans "dead-beat debtors" among other things during a Democratic press conference on Wednesday morning. "The debate and fight is not between Democrats and Republicans. It's between some Republicans and their sort of cult fringe as I refer to them out there," Harkin said. "Democrats are willing to do whatever is necessary to raise the debt ceiling, not for future borrowing but to pay the debts that we racked up in the past. Which, mostly was racked up by a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican President in the last 8 years. Yet, they're...