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  • Pass/Fail grades for conventions

    09/10/2012 7:58:57 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 3 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Aug. 9, 2012 | John David Powell
    The absence of a filing deadline is a luxury here at the ranch when current events require more than the instant analysis demanded by editors needing constant content updates to feed the cyber beast. Yet, there they were, some of the best in our business, posting post-convention analyses as balloons and confetti fell from the rafters. TV talking heads do it all the time, and look what you get. It has been more than a week since the elephants packed their trunks, and a couple of days after the donkey show hit the road, plenty of time to grade both...
  • On GPS Sunday: Is the Republican Party too angry? And is a global food crunch coming?

    09/09/2012 6:32:43 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 21 replies
    CNN GPS ^ | 9-9-2012 | Fareed Zakaria
    Fareed looks at why the optimistic Republican Party of Ronald Reagan seems to have swapped places with the glum Democratic Party of the 1970s and 1980s. Today it is the Republican Party that often seems angry with America, Fareed says. Read the best-selling books by conservatives these days, watch Fox News or attend a Tea Party rally. They are filled with rage, often combined with a powerful nostalgia for an America that has gone away.
  • Double-Minded Republicans

    09/08/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/8/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    They won’t get very far with “We’re not as bad as they say we are.” After a first term that has been historically abysmal, President Obama stands a good chance of being reelected. How can that be? Here is the blunt explanation: We have lost a third of the country and, as if that weren’t bad enough, Republicans act as if it were two-thirds. The lost third cannot be recovered overnight. For now, it is gone. You cannot cede the campus and the culture to the progressive, post-American Left for two generations and expect a different outcome. So even if...
  • Daily Show finds Twisted Tolerance at DNC Convention

    09/07/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    As usual, the intolerant left preaches tolerance and inclusion while missing the irony of their own attacks. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart exposes this very easily at the 2012 Democrat Convention.
  • Where did the Republicans go? (Vanity)

    09/06/2012 9:55:18 PM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 22 replies
    N/A | 09/07/2012 | Me
    Was wondering if some older and/or wiser Freeper could shed light on the following conundrum...
  • MILLER: Hide your guns - Democrats vow to pursue more gun-control laws

    09/06/2012 8:35:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 6, 2012 | Emily Miller
    You didn’t hear the word “guns” voluntarily pass the lips of any Democratic speaker at this week’s convention in Charlotte, N.C. Liberals may be smart enough to avoid alienating the almost half of all Americans who have guns in their homes, but the same can’t be said for their party platform. The Democratic policy statement approved this week calls for enacting “common-sense improvements — like reinstating the assault-weapons ban and closing the gun-show loophole.” The so-called “assault-weapons ban” in the 1990s banned scary-looking guns and magazines that held over 10 rounds. The platform does toss in a line that claims...
  • The bad arithmetic of Bill Clinton’s Democrat-Republican ‘job score’

    09/06/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT · by lasereye · 20 replies
    AEI ^ | September 6, 2012 | James Pethokoukis
    Math is hard. Just ask Bill Clinton. Here’s one of the more memorable lines from his Democratic National Convention address: “What new ideas did we bring to Washington? I always give a one-word answer: Arithmetic.” But Clinton’s speech last night really didn’t add up. Take this Clinton claim: Well, since 1961, for 52 years now, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24. In those 52 years, our private economy has produced 66 million private- sector jobs. So what’s the job score? Republicans: twenty-four million. Democrats: forty-two. Why would we analyze the effectiveness of economic approaches...
  • Just how wrong did the media get Clint Eastwood?

    09/03/2012 12:34:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 3, 2012 | Karl
    Admittedly, I am late to evaluating Clint Eastwood’s RNC performance. However, the fact that the pundit class is still critiquing it days later is one indicator of how shrewd it was as political theater. Accordingly, it is worth noting just how wrong some of the Eastwood analysis has been, even from those defending the speech. The harsh, conventional wisdom about Eastwood’s decidedly unconventional approach to the convention is that it was the ramblings of a senile old man. Even may of Eastwood’s defenders have described it as rambling. This likely makes Eastwood’s day. After all, who is Clint Eastwood? He...
  • Excluded From Inclusion (NY Times questions the absence of gay speakers at the GOP Convention)

    09/02/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/02/2012 | Frank Bruni
    WHAT the Republicans painstakingly constructed here was meant to look like the biggest of tents. And still they couldn’t spare so much as a sleeping bag’s worth of space for the likes of me. Women were welcomed. During the prime evening television hours, the convention stage was festooned with them, and when they weren’t at the microphone, they were front and center in men’s remarks. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney both gushed about their moms in tributes as tactical as they were teary. Latinos were plentiful and flexed their Spanish — “En América, todo es posible,” said Susana Martinez, the...
  • GOP Concept of Freedom Too Limited, Pundit Says

    09/02/2012 12:56:13 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    Republican vice-presidential nominee, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan’s assertion that our rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are natural rights that come from God was castigated by left-wing journalist Touré as “too limited.” “A talented or energetic person might feel that just being free of restraint is enough,” Touré observed. “But what does the GOP have to offer someone with little ability and no ambition?” Touré contrasted the “harsh” GOP approach with what he called the more generous world view of the Democrats. “Just being free to pursue happiness doesn’t guarantee you’ll be happy,” Touré pointed out. “The Democrats...
  • Racism Festers In RNC's And CNN's Silence (Still trying to inflame the peanut story)

    08/31/2012 4:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Black Star News - New York's Leading Investigative Newspaper ^ | August 31, 2012 | Professor Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, John Jay College
    Republican National Convention became the scene of a racist incident involving an African-American CNN camera-woman. The RNC condemned the act. CNN gave a terse statement acknowledging it. At first, no names were released. Finally, under pressure from the Black community, the camera-woman, Patricia Carroll, 34, gave an interview. Resistance to investigating this incident remains as disheartening as the story, itself. The facts are scarce. On Tuesday, August 28, Patricia Carroll, a camera-operator for CNN, was on the Convention floor. She noticed debris falling around her. Carroll looked up and saw the two White males tossing peanuts toward her. Peanuts, a...
  • Freep This Poll, What Did You Think Of Romney's Speech Last Night

    08/31/2012 1:26:41 PM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 18 replies
    Cincy Paper | 8/31/2012 | Howard
    What Did You Think of Romney's Speech ~ Please vote!
  • Democrats, Republicans and Race

    08/31/2012 6:18:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2012q | Mona Charen
    Among the most stirring moments in an effective convention came during Condoleeza Rice's speech. She delivered (beautifully) a number of well-chosen one-liners that hit bull's-eyes with Republicans and conservatives, warning, for example, that "when a nation loses control of its finances, it eventually loses control of its destiny." She touched on the problem of failing schools and the challenge they represent to the American dream. "The crisis in K-12 education is a threat to the very fabric of who we are," she said, to thumping agreement. But when she mentioned her own story, the hall erupted. "A little girl grows...
  • Tampa trend: Crashing the other party’s convention could become the norm

    08/30/2012 10:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | August 31, 2012 | Matt McNab
    TAMPA, Fla. – Several prominent Democrats, led by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, made unexpected appearances in Tampa this week, prompting Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to respond that Republicans aren’t fazed. “They can do what they want, but whatever they do we can do 10 times over,” Priebus said Thursday. “What goes around comes around.” Led by two Maryland politicians — O’Malley and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Montgomery — a contingent of Democrats have slammed Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in Tampa. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, also made an appearance...
  • Gallup: Democrats drop below GOP in pre-convention favorability

    08/30/2012 9:10:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Don't get too excited by this result, because Republicans weren't exactly blowing the doors off on favorability with registered voters before the conventions started, either. However, Democrats are, for the first time since Gallup began surveying on this question, doing worse than Republicans. And also for the first time, Democrats find themselves underwater — and not by a narrow margin, either (via Instapundit): In the lead-up to this year's presidential convention period, 44% of registered voters held a favorable view of the Republican Party and 43% of the Democratic Party. While the Republicans' favorable rating is similar to where it...
  • Advice for the republicans (vanity)

    08/30/2012 6:04:30 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 5 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 08/30/2012 | ol hickory
    After watching Condi get ganged up on over the birther issue.I was hoping she would have responded this way Media ""Bla bla bla birther" US: We really don't want to get involved in internal democratic party squabbles media:explain? US: Everyone knows that before Obama was elected in 2008 an ex district attorney and DEMOCRAT named Phillip J Berg out of the great city of Philadelphia filed the first lawsuit over obama's eligibility......This is where it started and again, This is where it will stay. We really don't want to get involved with anything concerning doubts within the other party and...
  • The Left's Lamest Defense of Obama Yet

    08/29/2012 4:56:18 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/28/2012 | IBD Staff
    Politics: Liberals now say the president can't be blamed for the lousy recovery because he couldn't get his agenda enacted even when Democrats held a supermajority in Congress. And we should be confident in his leadership? On the stump, Mitt Romney has started a new and very effective line of attack against Obama. "He got every piece of legislation he wanted passed, and it didn't work," Romney told Politico this week. "I think (voters) want someone who has a different record, and I do." Paul Ryan used the same attack line in his first speech as Romney's VP pick. "No...
  • Romney officially clinches nomination at condensed GOP convention

    08/28/2012 4:56:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28, 2012 | Tom Cohen
    Mitt Romney officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination on Tuesday to move a step closer in his five-year quest for the White House. To roaring cheers at the Republican National Convention in the packed Tampa Bay Times Forum, the delegation from New Jersey put Romney above the 1,144-delegate threshold, ensuring he will be the GOP challenger against President Barack Obama in November. Earlier, the 2,200-plus convention delegates approved a conservative platform that called for less government, opposed same-sex marriage and endorsed a "human life amendment" to ban abortion with no specific exceptions for cases of rape, incest or when the...
  • Protesters try to arrest Condoleezza Rice at RNC event (Code Pink)

    08/28/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    TAMPA, Fla. — Police in Tampa stopped a dozen anti-war protesters from entering an event attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the group said it intended to arrest her for war crimes. The protesters from Code Pink carried handcuffs Tuesday and tried to enter a performing arts center. Rice was attending an event in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. They said they wanted to make a citizen's arrest of Rice. She was George W. Bush's National Security Adviser when the Iraq War started in 2003. Officers told protesters to leave because they were on private property...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley's Critics Have a History of Sticking it to SC Taxpayers

    08/28/2012 11:48:21 AM PDT · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-23 | Patrick Gleason
    As ATR noted last week, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has come under fire for simply asking state government employees to contribute a modest amount to help the state cover the rising cost of their health insurance. Listening to the heat that Gov. Haley is taking for this fiscally prudent decision, one would be surprised to find out that Haley’s action will result in government workers paying just a paltry $8 per month extra. Her critics in the legislature and in government employee unions would rather South Carolina taxpayers foot the entire bill. Given the record of some of her...
  • Romney Camp Removing Rules Committee Members

    08/28/2012 10:24:54 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 119 replies
    FreedomWorks.org ^ | August 28, 2012 | Michael Duncan
    I just got off the phone with a concerned Florida activist, Laura Noble, who informed me that both of Florida's Rules Committee members, Peter Feaman and Kathleen King, have been removed from the Rules committee and replaced with Romney-appointed delegates. Clearly anticipating a grassroots backlash against the "compromise" on Rule 15 and the changes on Rule 12 has caused the Romney camp to preemptively replace delegates to ensure they have support on the Rules Committee. It's enough to make your blood boil. Please call your state's Rules Committee delegates here and ask that they oppose the "compromise" on Rule 15,...
  • Connecticut Republican chairman says Romney could win state

    08/27/2012 5:04:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    State Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola said he’s making the argument to Republican officials at the national convention in Florida that Connecticut could be a possible win for presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Labriola told The Associated Press Monday that he’s been busy pointing out how President Barack Obama’s popularity in this Democratic-leaning state has waned and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon is running a strong campaign against Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy. That makes it worthwhile, Labriola said, for Romney’s campaign to dedicate some resources in Connecticut, such as a visit from Romney or his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan,...
  • I Hate Republicans

    08/27/2012 11:02:47 AM PDT · by marcbold · 13 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 8/27/2012 | Patrick Archbold
    ...These gloomy jackasses are the very same people who forced Mitt Romney on the conservatives in the first place with the mantra "He can Win! Its all about winning!" And now these mealy mouthed cowards are already trying to set up conservatives for blame if their hand-selected winnable candidate loses. I hate these people. Stop it! Shut up! You are idiots! You want to know how you get Hispanic voters? I will tell you. Govern like a principled conservative, be the party of liberty, life, and prosperity and Hispanics will see that it works and then they will vote for...
  • Voter affiliation not polling points to a Romney win in November

    08/26/2012 10:53:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 26, 2012 | Josh Bernstein
    All the polls show that the election of 2012 is very close. Most polls show Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tied. Others show slight leads within the margin of error for Barack Obama. Yet still others show a slight lead within the margin of error for Mitt Romney. One thing is for sure. This is the most important election in the history of the United States. It seems that for the past ten years or so every election we have is a little more important then the last. Every election we hear the same thing. This election is the most...
  • 'Full Metal Jacket' Star: 'GEICO Fired Me' for Criticizing Obama

    08/26/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 45 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/26/12 | By Noel Sheppard
    R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known for his role as the drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," claims he was fired by GEICO for criticizing President Obama. After being asked about his GEICO commercial wherein he played a psychiatrist calling his patient a "jackwagon," Ermey said, "GEICO fired me because I had, I wasn’t too kind about speaking with the, about the administration, so the present administration. So they fired me." "So they fired you because of political reasons?" asked the TMZ representative. "Yeah," Ermey answered. "If you’re a conservative in this town, you better watch out."
  • Rules of the Madhouse Part Two: For Republicans

    08/25/2012 4:54:27 AM PDT · by LD Jackson
    Political Realities ^ | 08/17/12 | Jack Camwell
    Don't think that Republicans are going to escape my critical eye. No one here can ever call me a partisan after this. On Sunday, I will have Part Three posted on my blog at Christian Fearing God-Man, and part three will basically explain the idea behind these posts as a whole in case the meaning is lost on anyone. Prepare yourselves! The Rules are coming for you! Rules of the Madhouse for Republicans1. Democrats are inherently evil: This is rule number one because you have to know exactly who your enemies are. The Democrats–vile creatures who hate God and everything...
  • FIRST BOX OFFICE: Anti-Obama Movie #1

    08/24/2012 4:09:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/24/2012 | NIKKI FINKE
    FRIDAY 2 PM: The anti-Obama movie 2016 Obama’s America went into wider release around America today and is opening right now in first place at the domestic box office. That’s quite a feat since the Rocky Mountain Pictures political documentary is still playing in only 1,090 North American theaters – or about 1/3 as many theaters as big-budget actioner The Expendables 2 (3,355 theaters). But these political documentaries like faith-based films are frontloaded. The Stallone picture from Millenium/Lionsgate is still expected to end the weekend #1 and should top the box office tonight. And, based on matinee trends, 2016 Obama’s...
  • Latest polls show U.S. Senate shifting sharply for Republican majority (Even w/Akin situation)

    08/23/2012 4:35:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 23, 2012 | Dean Chambers
    Two key state polls of U.S. Senate races released today by Rasmussen Reports show that, aside from the issue concerning Todd Akin and the Missouri senate race, the trend is otherwise moving more strongly to the likelihood of a GOP majority in the U.S. Senate after this year's election. While Rasmussen is reporting a 48 percent to 38 percent lead by incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill over defiant Republican Todd Akin, the first general election poll of the Connecticut race shows Republican Linda McMahon leading over Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy by a 49 percent to 46 percent margin. This analysis projects...
  • Box Office Report: Anti-Obama Doc Drawing Big Crowds, Even in New York City

    08/22/2012 7:35:29 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 21, 2012 | Pamela McClintock
    An anti-Obama documentary based on conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s book The Roots of Obama’s Rage will expand nationwide this weekend after doing notable business in select markets across the country -- including in liberally minded New York City. Overall, 2016: Obama's America grossed an impressive $1.2 million last weekend as it upped its theater count from 61 to 169 for a total gross of $2 million, the second-best showing of the year for a documentary after Bully ($3.2 million). That doesn't include nature documentaries Chimpanzee ($29 million) and To the Arctic ($7.6 million). It's already the No. 12 political documentary...
  • Shock poll: Obama could lose Illinois, Romney leads in Chicago suburbs

    08/20/2012 7:46:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    President Barack Obama could lose his home state of Illinois in November, a new poll shows. A poll conducted by Illinois-based pollster and political strategist Michael McKeon found Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 37 percent in Cook County, the home of Chicago. That puts him ahead by a far thinner margin than expected in a county he should be winning handsomely. Cook is the most Democratic leaning county in the state. It is also the most populous. Those numbers do not bode well for the president. “He has to come out of Cook County with a...
  • Hannity to Akin: You know you could cost us the Senate, right?

    08/20/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Via BuzzFeed, it’s important that people like Hannity, Coulter, and the boss emeritus are leaning on this guy too, not just Romney and Reince Priebus. Without pressure from all-stars on the right, he can dig in and turn it into a “weak-ass establishment RINOs are selling me out to the Democrats” populist attack on D.C. Republicans. That might be enough to rally grassroots conservatives to his side and keep him in the race, but not enough to prevent him from losing to McCaskill and, just maybe, dragging the ticket down with him. How lucky do you feel? Want to bet...
  • Civil Rights: Dems Controlled Everything But Would Not Pass Civil Rights: The History The Timeline

    08/19/2012 7:34:19 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 8 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-19-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    After writing about an MSNBC talking head's comment about the "niggerization of politics" yesterday, and watching the latest threat by the New Black Panther Party against the Republican National Convention, I thought it time to update my posts on racism and the timeline of action and inaction. The following combines some of my previous posts and adds new sources. This is a long post - you can skip to the Timeline for a quicker read if necessary. The video below, Racism in the Democratic Party is well worth watching. In a discussion of Civil Rights in America, how often do...
  • Government Will Take Almost Half Your Paycheck in 2013

    08/18/2012 2:43:49 PM PDT · by radioone · 15 replies
    Blog.Heritage.org The Foundry ^ | 8-13-12 | Patrick Tyrrell
    How high is the marginal tax rate on each additional dollar the average American earns? In other words, if you got a raise of one dollar, how much of that dollar would be taxed away? These rates are already high, and they’re getting higher next year. A middle-class taxpayer’s income is subject to a 25 percent federal income tax. Then there is the federal Social Security and Medicare payroll tax of 13.3 percent in 2012—5.65 percent of that is removed from the employee’s paycheck, and the remaining 7.65 percent is paid by the employer. (In reality, the employee pays the...
  • Socialist Roseanne Barr compares poor Republicans to pro-Nazi Jewish police (Like George Soros?)

    08/18/2012 1:22:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 14, 2012 | Joe Newby
    Peace and Freedom Party presidential candidate Roseanne Barr compared America to pre-war Berlin and agreed that poor Republicans are like the Jewish police, the pro-Nazi units who "collected people for forced labor, guarded the ghetto fences and gates and eventually seized people for deportations," Twitchy reported Tuesday. "[A]merica is currently just like pre war berlin & EVERYONE is a Jew now, (sic)" she tweeted Tuesday. "And poor republicans are the Jewish police," one person responded. "[Y]es," Barr replied. "If you are a low-income Republican, Roseanne Barr considers you the moral equivalent of a Jew who oversaw the deportation of other...
  • Republicans knock Obama for avoiding questions from the press (Whatever happened to Irksome?)

    08/17/2012 3:32:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/12 | Sterling C. Beard
    Republicans knock Obama for avoiding questions from the pressBy Sterling C. Beard - 08/17/12 05:12 PM ET Republicans are hammering President Obama for not talking to the press. In a new Web ad released Friday, the Republican National Committee criticizes the president for finding the time to sit down with soft-news outlets like People magazine and "Entertainment Tonight" while not holding a press conference with Washington reporters. “Why is Obama avoiding the White House press corps,” the ad begins. It then mocks the president for finding the time to talk to reporters who ask Obama about his favorite soul food...
  • Romney Protester: 'We Love Dead Republicans'

    08/13/2012 8:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/13/12 | staff
    A group of protesters organized by SEIU and Obama For America showed up in Wisconsin to greet Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Breitbart cameras were there.
  • The alternative to Mitt Romney

    08/12/2012 1:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 229 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | August 12, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    In some conservative quarters, the question is still being asked, “What is our alternative to Mitt Romney?” Some people are suggesting voting for the Libertarian Candidate or even the guy from the Constitution Party who may only end up on the ballot in one or two states. There is an alternative to Mitt Romney, if you are looking for one. Who is it? It is Barack Obama. No, that is not a joke. Absent some almost unprecedented or at least unpredictable event, next January in Washington, it is either going to be Barack Obama or Mitt Romney standing on the...
  • Southern Exposure: Dixie goes all Republican

    08/11/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The August 20, 2012 Issue | Fred Barnes
    In 2010, the Alabama legislature went Republican for the first time in 136 years. In 2011, Republicans won the Mississippi statehouse and Louisiana’s legislature—for both, a first since Reconstruction. That leaves Arkansas as the Holdout State. But Arkansas is wobbling. If its legislature falls to Republicans this year—the odds are 50-50 or better—all 11 states of the old Confederacy will be in GOP hands. And the political current that is transforming the South from a Democratic bastion into the bedrock of Republican strength nationally will be nearly complete. In Arkansas, the ever-so-slow Republican trend accelerated in 2010. Republicans not only...
  • Tim Kaine Suffers Amnesia on Failed Tax Hike Attempts

    08/10/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Paul Blair
    Yesterday, Democrat Tim Kaine asked his Republican opponent to join him in taking a “balanced” approach to avoiding the looming sequestration cuts. Unfortunately Tim Kaine seems to suffer amnesia on his attempt to implement the same kind of “balanced” approach while he served as Virginia’s Governor. Such an approach included billions of dollars in new and higher taxes. Kaine called on George Allen to “set aside his Pledge,” and work for a “responsible path forward.” Translated, what Tim Kaine means is that he’s asking Allen to break his written commitment to Virginia taxpayers and join with him in an approach...
  • GOP Polarized Over Romney's Taxes

    08/05/2012 9:16:16 AM PDT · by Melvin Martinez · 64 replies
    The Martinez Report ^ | 8/5/2012 | Melvin Martinez
    A lack of consensus can destroy an organization from within. The lack of organization with the Tea Party has made it a great farce, yet as the Republican party moves further to the right, there's bound to be division between the conservatives and RINOs. Perfect example: RNC Chair Reince Priebus on ABC's "This Week" called Harry Reid a "dirty liar" for his claims of Romney not having paid taxes for ten years. Meanwhile, top GOP strategist Ed Rollins said on Fox News that Romney has to release more taxes, effectively succumbing to Harry Reid, but he made sure to note...
  • Five dozen lawmakers protest ‘untenable’ oil field regulations

    08/04/2012 4:58:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A bipartisan group of House members has called on the Department of Transportation to reverse regulatory guidance issued in June that limits the ability of supply trucks to service oil and gas fields. Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) and 60 other members of the House argued in a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that the guidance will harm not just the oil and gas industry, but related industries that contribute to job growth. They also argue that the guidance reversed 50 years of established practice with little warning to the industry. "Such a change significantly restricts the operations of individuals...
  • Browns Bought by Republican Gasoline Magnate

    08/02/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 35 replies
    JHPolitics.com ^ | 8/2/2012 | Justin Higgins
    Now my favorite football team will be owned by the brother of a Republican Governor who also runs an incredibly successful business and donates to Republican candidates. Can it get any better? Pilot Flying J CEO James "Jimmy" Haslam is set to own the team, per ESPN: NFL ownership is expected to approve Haslam's purchase at its October meeting. Commissioner Roger Goodell could expedite the process by calling a special meeting, although that is considered unlikely. The NFL helped bring Haslam to Lerner so that a sale could be completed smoothly, efficiently and with a high probability of success. Haslam...
  • How Democrats Corrupted A Nation

    08/01/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 17 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | August 1st, 2012 | T. Carter
    During the American Civil War of the 1860's, it was mostly Democrats that chose to secede from the union and create an uprising against the Republicans led by Abe Lincoln who wanted to abolish slavery. Slavery being the ownership of blacks by whites, or the ownership of another human being by other human beings. This was and still is the way in which the Democratic Party functions. The Democrats believe in the national ownership of individuals. Not much within the party's platform has changed. Today, it doesn't matter what race or color you are, as long as you belong to...
  • Mark Levin slams House Republicans for voting to eliminate Senate confirmation

    07/31/2012 8:25:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/2012 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin was livid when he read that House Republicans had voted to eliminate the Senate confirmation process for the reported number of 169 presidential appointments. And the explanation he got from a couple of sources was that Romney had told Republicans to vote for it, so they did. Levin wonders if we are already going back to the days of George W. Bush when House and Senate members voted a certain way to support the president instead of the Constitution. First here’s the background: WASHINGTON POST – The House Tuesday evening passed a measure to improve the clogged presidential...
  • GOP Edge in Swing States

    07/31/2012 6:58:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/31/2012 | Bruce Walker
    The world of political punditry seems convinced that the 2012 presidential election will be won in ten swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Two other states, Indiana (lean Republican) and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (lean Democrat) could probably go either way in a close election. If the election is a landslide, as many conservatives, including me, believe, then these thirteen swing states will not matter. Obama will likely get stuck with a group of northeastern states and a smattering of others. If the election is close, however, those dozen states will likely...
  • Conservative Majority Fund Has Another Political Attack Ad With Obama Admitting He Is A Muslim

    07/28/2012 3:31:31 PM PDT · by Fred Garvin-MP · 65 replies
    This attack ad was made by the same group who released the controversial attack ad early this week on Fox News Channel, ABC and ESPN that questioned Obama's missing records. The newly formed group is called the 'Conservative Majority Fund' backed by big money out of Arlington,VA. Their recent ad this week caused a uproar with liberals and the media. There are a lot of doubters who disregard the fact that it is no big deal for a American president to be a Muslim, especially in a time of war against people who are Islamic extremist. It's so dangerous that...
  • See the Speech That Got a Standing Ovation in Congress Today (Mike Kelly delivers again)

    07/26/2012 9:15:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/26/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Representative Mike Kelly, speaking on the House floor today, managed something very rare in the history of the institution – he got a standing ovation. Applause is usually forbidden in the house, but Kelly‘s blistering attack on regulatory red tape and Washington’s culture of control was apparently so powerful that several of his fellow house members couldn’t resist showing their support, clapping, standing up and shouting “USA! USA! USA!” Would you applaud this way? See Kelly’s speech below and decide for yourself:
  • "The More Context You Get, The Worse It Sounds" (Great ad using his words against him)

    07/25/2012 9:43:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    "The More Context You Get, The Worse It Sounds"
  • House GOP Leaders Indicate They Will Fund Implementation of Obamacare (No Cojones)

    07/25/2012 6:56:54 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 36 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | A.D. 24 July 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington and Jon Street
    (CNSNews.com) –When asked whether the House Republicans would permit or not permit funding for Obamacare in whatever legislation is enacted to fund the government after Sept. 30--when the current funding legislation runs out--House Speaker John Boehner responded that "our goal would be to make sure the government is funded," thus indicating that House Republicans do plan to fund implementation of Obamacare past Sept. 30. Unless a special provision is put into the bill to fund the government past Sept. 30 that expressly prohibits funding specifically for the Obamacare regulation that requires health-care plans to cover, without cost-sharing, sterilizations, artificial contraceptives...
  • GOP Operatives Praise Scott Brown's Latest Ad

    07/24/2012 1:14:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/24/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican operatives in Washington are praising Scott Brown's latest campaign ad. The ad, a contrast spot being run by the Republican Massachusetts senator, shows that Brown's Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, is to the left on economic issues of John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. Instead of being in the mainstream, Warren, along with President Barack Obama, is shown to be an opponent of free enterprise. The ad is called, "Let America Be America Again." "Devastating," says one Republican operative. "Long--but does a really good job of showing how radical the Obama/Warren view of...