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  • "We Just Want People to Vote!" and Other Lies the Democrats Told Me

    05/04/2016 3:52:17 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 5 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 4, 2016 | Benny Huang
    White House College Reporter Day took an interesting turn last week when President Obama showed up unannounced to deliver a speech to journalism students on the importance of voting Democrat. He didn't actually tell them to vote Democrat, of course -- he just told them to vote, though there's no doubt which party he was hinting they should vote for. The message was about as subtle as a punch in the face. The students were listening to Press Secretary Josh Earnest drone on and on when the president suddenly burst onto the stage. Earnest feigned surprised because, you know, everything...
  • Long Hot Summer (Vanity)

    03/17/2016 7:32:08 PM PDT · by John 3_19-21 · 1 replies
    John 3_19-21
    Looking at the numbers from last Tuesday's GOP and Democrat Primaries I noticed something I had not seen talked about much. Voter turnout favored the Republicans in all but one contest: Illinois. Is just a coincidence that Illinois was the same state that saw the organized, professional, agitators come out in mass? As Donald Trumps populist message continues to build momentum, I believe the Democrats will see the Chicago model as the only chance they have to compete.
  • DNC speaks to empty College Democrat event

    07/26/2015 11:46:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies ^ | 07/26/2015 | Mariana Barillas
    The conference could barely fill the first two rows of seats. The speakers emphasized the important role Millennial voters can play in the political process by getting out the vote, engaging fellow students on campus, and supporting the objectives of the Democratic Party. The conference began July 22 and will end this Saturday. Emphasizing the importance of Millennial voters in upcoming elections, progressive activists spoke to a nearly empty auditorium at the College Democrats of America annual conference on Friday.Despite offering a full day of activities, speakers like Julian Castro, and campaigning advice from top political operatives, the College...
  • Davis, Fluke And Dunham: Liberal Feminism’s Rage Spiral

    11/06/2014 4:15:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 11-6-14 | Matt K. Lewis
    Radical liberal feminism — the kind that likes abortion on demand and taxpayer-funded birth control — has been rejected at the polls. Or, at least, it’s been a really rough week, or so. And I’m not just talking about the fact that Sen.-elect Cory Gardner effectively pushed back on the “war on women” narrative by defeating Colorado’s ”Mark Uterus.”The story also played out in Texas, where — writing about the race — Mollie Hemingway observed: “Wendy Davis was the face of ‘War On Women’ Politics. How’d that go?” And it played out in California, where Sandra Fluke lost a bid for...
  • Rock the Vote hypocrites: Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg and other celebs

    11/03/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:19 EST, 3 November 2014 | Francesca Chambers for MailOnline
    Didn't vote in the last midterm elections? It turns out many of the celebrities pressuring young people to vote in tomorrow's off-year elections didn't cast a ballot last time, either. According to the Washington Post at least five stars who participated in a recent Rock the Vote video urging youth to exercise their franchise didn't bother to show up to the polls themselves in 2010. View co-host Whoppi Goldberg, Orange is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne, Glee's Darren Criss, Girls creator Lena Dunham and Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star E.J. Johnson did not vote in the last midterm election,...
  • A lot of the celebrities who appeared in the midterm Rock The Vote PSA didn’t actually vote

    11/03/2014 7:34:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/2014 | Hunter Schwarz
    Celebrities are less likely to vote in midterm elections, just like us! Rock The Vote released a public service announcement last month with a parody of Lil Jon's "Turn Down For What" that featured public figures who explained why they planned to vote in the midterm elections, but according to public records, a number of them didn't vote in the last midterm election. At least five who appeared in the PSA — "Girls" actress Lena Dunham, comedian Whoopi Goldberg, "Orange is the New Black" actress Natasha Lyonne, "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star E.J. Johnson, and actor Darren Criss —...
  • Rocking the Vote to the Left

    10/10/2014 4:46:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 10, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    That left-wing group called Rock the Vote has released its latest silly new video urging the youth of America to vote. But vote for what? As usual, they featured celebrities and young people urging a turnout for marriage equality, for global warming awareness and against deforestation. It comes with visual aids for their pet issues. There's a globe with an old-fashioned ice bag on it, a gun with a padlock on the trigger, and a ball-and-chain representing student loans. There are those edgy figures, like the rapper whose "song" drones throughout the video: "My name is Lil Jon and I'm...
  • Liberal friend of my wife brags about voting 3 times. What to do?

    11/03/2012 7:33:28 PM PDT · by arista · 130 replies
    Vanity | 11/3/12 | Me
    My wife had some of her girlfriends over today when I was out of the house. Later, my wife told me that one of her liberal friend was bragging about how she is registered to vote at three addresses and regularly votes three times, including in the current election. She didn't say for who, but we all know she is a liberal. We live in the SF Bay area. The friend in question moved here from New York a few years ago and is probably registered in NY, plus at two addresses here in Calif. The question is, what can...
  • Snoop Dogg Promotes Ten Reasons Not to Vote for Mitt Romney

    10/06/2012 10:19:23 AM PDT · by thecodont · 40 replies
    V-103/CBSlocal via Drudge Report ^ | October 5, 2012 4:06 PM | E. Parker, CBS Local
    Snoop Dogg highlighted a list of top ten reasons to not vote for Mitt Romney as well as why one should vote for President Obama. The politically incorrect list refers to Romney as a “white n****” who looks like he “says n****” all the time.” Snoop Dogg, who recently changed his name to Snoop Lion, revealed the list, which is not his own, via Instagram. He took a photo of a notebook with the handwritten lists in two columns: “Why I’m Not Voting For Romney” and “Why I Am Voting For Obama.” [See list here] The number one reason cited...
  • 2012 ELECTION VOTER GUIDES, SCORE CARDS AND VOTER INFORMATION (Great Source for candidate ratings)

    09/30/2012 10:17:01 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Faith and Freedom Coaliton ^ | October 1, 2012 | Staff
    Presidential Voter Guides include U.S. Senate races prepared by Faith and Freedom Coalition. Also Family Research Council Action's Voter Guide & Score Cards Are your like-minded friends, family, neighbors & co-workers really registered to vote? Quickly find out online - Faith and Freedom Coalition: 2012 Congressional Scorecards - FRC Action: 2012 Values Voter Presidential Voter Guide - FRC Action: 2012 Values Voter Presidential Voter Guide (Spanish Language) - FRC Action: 2012 Pro-Family Congressional Scorecards (and 5 previous Congresses, also searchable by Name, etc.) - FRC Action Voter Tools - FRC Action: 2012 Political Party...
  • Rock the Vote's Road Trip 2012

    08/15/2012 9:33:18 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 8 replies
    Rock the Vote ObaMao Rubber Stamps ^ | 15 August 2012 | Michelle Obama
    Hey Rock the Vote friends, Fasten your seatbelts, the #RTVRoadtrip bus is headed your way! Rock the Vote's Road Trip 2012 will be making stops across the country this election season. Starting on August 28th, you'll be able to find us in: Tampa, FL Orlando, FL Atlanta, GA Charlotte, NC Durham, NC Charlottesville, VA Washington, DC New Brunswick, NJ Philadelphia, PA University Park, PA And Midwest and West Coast stops will be announced soon! Each city's event will feature awesome live music (and even some celebrities!), voter registration, election information, free stuff, and really rad interactive activations.
  • New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama

    04/21/2012 7:34:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/12 | Deborah Charles - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New state laws designed to fight voter fraud could reduce the number of Americans signing up to vote in this year's presidential election by hundreds of thousands, a potential problem for President Barack Obama's re-election bid. Voting laws passed by Republican-led legislatures in a dozen states during the past year have sharply restricted voter-registration drives that typically target young, low-income, African-American and Hispanic voters - groups that have backed the Democratic president by wide margins. A further 16 states are considering bills that would end voter registration on election days, impose a range of limits on groups...
  • Secretary of State: Michigan needs help to make sure non-citizens, dead people don't vote

    08/25/2011 7:14:23 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 23 replies ^ | August 23, 2011 | Jonathan Oosting
    Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says Michigan has no plans to offer online voter registration, arguing the state needs to improve security in the voting process before introducing new technology. "There's nothing that's more important to the foundation of our democracy, our republic, our country than making sure our votes are clean and also encouraging people to vote," she told WJR-AM 760 host Frank Beckmann on Monday. "It's always a balancing act." Rock the Vote, a non-partisan national group that encourages young people to participate in elections, has called Michigan's voting laws outdated and suggested this week that technology...
  • “Together We Thrive” originated from violent political rhetoric;

    01/15/2011 2:30:02 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 54 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Jan 15th 2011 | Ken Larrey
    Did it seem odd to you that even the Fox all-star panel would have us believe that the President with the most micromanaged image in recent memory had no control or influence whatsoever over the preparation, format, and tenor etc. of the commercialized, pep rally memorial we witnessed this week, and that the White House can blame the embarrassment entirely on the University of Arizona? The entire event was about Captain Greek Columns - who gave a half hour speech – and his time to shine and show off his magical healing abilities. Togethere We Thrive” sure sounded a lot...
  • MTV Town Hall Questioner To Obama: "Why Should We Still Support You?" (video)

    10/14/2010 1:38:03 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 14, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Question from Adam Hunter: "When you were first elected, it seemed as though the sky was falling in terms of the economy. There was a bailout that you supported, there was stimulus that added to our deficit, but yet it seems as though our unemployment rate still rises. You said it won't go past 8% and now it's at 9.5% … So, my question to you is: Why should we still support you going forward with your economic policies and if the economic does not improve over the next years, why should we vote you back in?"
  • The TrueMajority 10 Principles (Help dissect propaganda)

    03/05/2003 4:56:41 PM PST · by listenhillary · 25 replies · 523+ views
    True Majority ^ | 3/05/03 | Ben Cohen
    1. Attack World Hunger and Poverty as if Our Life Depends on It: It Does. Anchor our foreign policy in the compassion for the poor that unites all the world's religions. Reduce the debts of impoverished countries. Shift foreign aid from buying weapons to feeding people. 2. Champion the Rights of Every Child, Woman and Man. Make America stand for justice, not expediency. Stop turning a blind eye to governments that abuse their own people. Ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. If punishing a foreign tyrant means,...
  • BARACK THE VOTE: Rock the Vote Violates its Tax-Exempt Status?

    01/26/2010 12:30:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 1 replies · 442+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | January 26,2010 | Jeremy D. Boreing
    In Texas we have an expression: Saying it don’t make it so. The proof of the saying is all around us. Take for instance the latest video from that national treasure Naked Emperor News which shows then candidate Barack Obama pledging eight times to play out the health care reform debate on CSPAN, or MSNBC’s assurances that the Ft. Hood shooting spree was not motivated by religion. For a real case-study, however, spend
  • Rock The Vote Sinks to New Lows for Obamacare [Says No Sex For Those Opposing ObamaCare]

    12/22/2009 6:02:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,348+ views
    NewsMax ^ | December 22nd 2009
    Monday, 21 Dec 2009 12:11 PM Article Font Size By: James Hirsen Despite widespread public opposition to the current healthcare reform package, which is slated to be passed by the Senate on Christmas Eve, advocates have a new tool in their arsenal to court younger voters. Sex, what else? Rock the Vote, the celebrity weighted group that tries to reel in votes for Dems, recently released a video that encourages young folks to use sexual favors, or the withholding thereof, as a means of persuasion. Libs of the past made a career out of ridiculing abstinence programs. But some Rock...
  • Rock The Vote Encourages Youth To Use Sex To Pass ObamaCare

    12/20/2009 12:13:42 PM PST · by GOP_Raider · 60 replies · 2,322+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 20 Dec 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    The political advocacy group "Rock the Vote" has a new video out encouraging young people to abstain from having sex with folks opposed to healthcare reform. Sadly, this isn't your run of the mill call for celebacy, for the video also instructs youth to use sex to get people to change their minds on this issue.
  • Rock the Vote all the way to the Left

    12/19/2009 10:54:17 PM PST · by JERussell · 1 replies · 335+ views
    "One problem: Everyone has a biased and these people are leaning so far to the left that they should worry about the affectsof gravity taking them to the ground"
  • DISGUSTING!!!: "Rock the Vote" And Hollywood Use Teenagers Withholding Sex To Sell Obamacare

    12/18/2009 9:23:51 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 26 replies · 1,045+ views
    Rock The Vote/The Lid ^ | 12/17/09 | The Lid
    Rock the Vote says their mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country. It uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election. In 2009 Rock the Vote got into Issues advocacy one of which is Obamacare. Its latest attempt to push the President's health plan involves, foul language and sexual innuendo to get students to advocate for the plan. It features young actors Zach Gilford, and Eva Amurri to suggest to our youngsters that they...
  • Rock The Vote: What Will You Do For Health Care

    12/17/2009 4:23:18 PM PST · by Ballygrl · 19 replies · 667+ views
    MTV: Rock The Vote ^ | 12/17/09 | MTV
    I just saw this on another board, and just posting it here because Parents need to see the propaganda being shoved on their kids. Eva Amurri (Susan Sarandon's Daughter) is in an ad about health care, of course they cite statistics like 2/3 rd's of young adults don't have health care, but refuse to cite that these kids CHOOSE not to carry health care, they all have new cars. flat screen plasma tv's, computers, IPOD's, and cool cell phones though. This Ad even goes so far as saying to with hold sex from someone who isn't in favor of health...
  • A Wake Up Call to Young People!

    10/25/2009 11:12:56 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 2 replies · 366+ views
    MSMB ^ | October 26, 2009 | Rob W. Case
    Do you remember that song “The Greatest Love of All” sung by Whitney Houston? It started out with the lyrics, “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” That song was released in April of 1986, and if there was ever a time to apply that to the youth of that day, that was the time. In his farewell address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan made this statement. "Younger parents aren't sure that an unambivalent appreciation of America is the right thing to teach modern children. And as for those who...
  • EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda (latest -Breitbart)

    09/21/2009 9:12:57 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 114 replies · 4,186+ views
    Big Government ^ | Patrick Courrielche
    *NEA conference call full audio and transcript here** Should the National Endowment for the Arts encourage artists to create art on issues being vehemently debated nationally? That is the question that I set out to discuss a little over three weeks ago when I wrote an article on Big Hollywood entitled The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?” The question still requires debate but the facts do not. The NEA and the White House did encourage a handpicked, pro-Obama arts group to address politically controversial issues under contentious national debate. That fact is irrefutable. But some have claimed that...
  • Propaganda, Health Care and ACORN: Full Context of NEA Conference Call Reveals Disturbing Pattern

    09/21/2009 10:29:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 1,141+ views
    Propaganda, Health Care and ACORN: Full Context of NEA Conference Call Reveals Disturbing Pattern by John Nolte At first glance, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) conference call of August 10th, 2009 sounds innocent enough because it’s supposedly been organized by Michael Skolnik, political director for Russell Simmons and someone not officially associated with any government agency. Skolnik appears to be acting independently as a concerned citizen and to have taken it upon himself to gather together a group of artists and art organizations hoping to move them towards “national service.” And how nice of the White House, the...
  • Young Mobile Voters Pick Kerry Over Bush, 55% to 40%

    10/10/2008 2:02:25 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 14 replies · 668+ views
    Zogby International ^ | Oct 31, 2004 | Zogby
    Polling firm Zogby International and partner Rock the Vote found Massachusetts Senator John Kerry leading President Bush 55% to 40% among 18-29 year-old likely voters in their first joint Rock the Vote Mobile political poll, conducted exclusively on mobile phones October 27 through 30, 2004. Independent Ralph Nader received 1.6%, while 4% remain undecided in the survey of 6,039 likely voters. The poll is centered on subscribers to the Rock the Vote Mobile (RTVMO) platform, a joint initiative of Rock the Vote and Motorola Inc. (for more information: The poll has margin of error of +/-1.2 percentage points. The...
  • ROCK THE VOTE!(email from Spencer's Underground )

    09/11/2008 9:31:57 AM PDT · by AmericaUnite · 10 replies · 832+ views
    Spencer's the Underground ^ | 9-11-08 | Spencer's the Underground
  • Pop Stars to Descend on Democratic Convention to Party and Politic (DNC rock and hip hop concerts)

    08/25/2008 10:36:05 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 296+ views
    NY Times ^ | Published: August 22, 2008 | By BEN SISARIO
    A certain amount of celebrity glow has long been a part of both political parties’ gatherings. But thanks in part to the youthful charisma of Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive nominee, the Democratic convention, which begins on Monday in Denver, is shaping up as an unlikely hot spot for the music world, with multiplatinum rappers, indie-rock scenesters, D.J.’s and Jennifer Lopez arriving by the van- and private planeload to perform, rally or schmooze with the political elite. “It’s the Sundance Film Festival for politicos,” said Laura Dawn, the cultural director of, who also happens to sing with Moby... Kanye...
  • MTV to Rock the Vote, Will Now Accept Political Ads

    06/25/2008 12:56:52 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 50 replies · 186+ views
    AdAge ^ | June 24, 2008 | Ira Teinowitz
    WASHINGTON ( -- Politicians can finally get their MTV. After declining political advertising since its inception in 1981, MTV is reversing course. The Viacom MTV Networks channel -- once known for round-the-clock music videos and now home to a host of reality shows -- says it will now take political ads, though only from political candidates and party political committees, not from third parties.
  • Rock the Ignorance

    05/23/2008 4:48:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 72+ views ^ | May 23, 2008 | Suzanne Fields
    The youth vote is rockin' if not rollin'. Young voters who blog -- and there are lots of them -- boast they're the voting bloc that's hot. "Young voters are the new pink," a Rock the Vote blogger shouts. "Or the new orange? The new indigo?" They're like that little black dress, always poised to save the moment. The Obama campaign boasts that it registered thousands of new young voters. Hillary had her "Hillblazers," cheered on by daughter Chelsea, and John McCain says he'll contest every youth vote in November. Why else would he stay up late to joke and...
  • Liberals Mobilize $350 Million for 'Aggressive' Election Effort

    03/19/2008 12:41:22 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies · 821+ views
    CNSNews ^ | March 19, 2008 | Monisha Bansal - A coalition of liberal organizations announced plans Tuesday to move "the most expensive mobilization in history this election season.", Rock the Vote, Acorn, National Council of La Raza, Women's Voices Women Vote Action Fund, and the AFL-CIO announced plans for a $350 million initiative for the 2008 elections at the Take Back America conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the liberal Campaign for America's Future. Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future, called it a "sea change election" on Tuesday, "one that we really haven't seen since 1980 when Reagan was elected and conservatives really...
  • Bill Clinton: Hillary Can Be the 'Comeback Kid'

    01/04/2008 8:43:37 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 78 replies · 214+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan.4, 2008 | Kate Snow
    ABC News' Kate Snow Reports: Bill Clinton says his wife can be a “comeback kid” just like he was. "Absolutely," President Clinton said in a brief interview with ABC News. "Remember I lost here," Clinton added, referring to New Hampshire. (Bill Clinton placed second in New Hampshire in 1992 behind Paul Tsongas.) He then quickly listed off his other losses from memory: "South Dakota, Maine, Maryland, Colorado, before I ever won a state," he said. So what can Hillary Clinton do to come back? "Run that hard here," said her husband. "She's got a better profile here. They know more...
  • Democrats Fuel Draft Hysteria but Political Gain Unlikely

    09/12/2007 1:31:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 290+ views
    The Rothenberg Political Report ^ | September 10, 2007 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Some Democrats have decided to try to transform the military draft into what the Social Security issue was 25 years ago. Time and time again since the late 1970s, Democratic candidates and campaign committees sought to win the votes of seniors by raising questions about whether Republicans would dismantle Social Security if they ever won control of Congress. The Democrats’ scare tactics on Social Security were not without basis. Republicans opposed the creation of Social Security, and for more than a decade, many conservative GOP candidates and high-profile officeholders, including former Rep. Newt Gingrich (Ga.), bashed the system and berated...
  • How to Keep Your Base at Home

    10/27/2006 1:00:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 1,338+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 27, 2006 | James Taranto
    "Despite a generally buoyant Democratic Party nationally," the New York Times reports, "there are worries among Democratic strategists in some states that blacks may not turn up at the polls in big enough numbers because of disillusionment over past shenanigans." What shenanigans would those be? The paper explains: "This notion that elections are stolen and that elections are rigged is so common in the public sphere that we're having to go out of our way to counter them this year," said Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist. . . . Democrats' worries are backed up by a Pew Research Center report...
  • Rock the Vote attempts to regroup and recover from debt

    02/13/2006 4:57:37 PM PST · by LouAvul · 10 replies · 399+ views
    modbee ^ | 2-13-06
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rock the Vote is turning 16 this year, but the birthday for the organization that has used Madonna, R.E.M. and other music stars to get millions of young people involved in politics is shaping up to be anything but sweet. The nonprofit group founded in Los Angeles in 1990 is $500,000 in debt and down to just two employees, from 20 in 2002, according to tax documents and Hans Riemer, the group's political director. Rock the Vote has been courting donors and hopes to make an announcement in about a month about its future, Riemer said....
  • Rock the Vote Is Stuck in a Hard Place ($700k in debt, left with 2 employees)

    02/07/2006 7:55:02 AM PST · by Cableguy · 125 replies · 3,399+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 7, 2006 | Charles Duhigg
    For more than a decade, the youth-and-civics group Rock the Vote has been the coolest kid on the political playground. Founded in Los Angeles in 1990 with the goal of politically empowering the MTV generation, Rock the Vote quickly became a cause celebre among Democratic and entertainment power brokers. At rock concerts, on college campuses and with ads featuring a near-naked Madonna, the group helped register millions of young voters. But as it moves into its 16th year, Rock the Vote itself is being rocked by crisis. Saddled with about $700,000 in debt, the group has cut its staff from...
  • "I bet you those buses were running on election day!"

    09/09/2005 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Kay · 36 replies · 2,876+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show | 9/9/05 | Janice On RUSH show
    Janice, an African American woman, age 55, is all fired up against the Democrats in Louisiana. Said "I bet you those buses were running on election day!"
  • FReeper Alert: Protesting Rock The Vote

    06/06/2005 7:03:08 AM PDT · by GOPMark · 9 replies · 898+ views
    Americans for Prosperity Foundation ^ | 6/6/2005 | Mark Harris
    Rock the Vote? ROCK THE HYPOCRISY! Despite claims of being non-partisan and non-ideological, Rock the Vote has made their left-wing message clear by aggressively opposing President Bush’s plan to reform Social Security. Rock the Vote alleges that they speak for America’s youth, but the truth is, WE SPEAK FOR OURSELVES. Join Americans for Prosperity Foundation in protesting Rock the Vote’s Awards Dinner in Washington, DC on June 8th. Outside the National Building Museum Corner of 4th and G Streets, NW Washington, D.C. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. After the protest, please join us for a free youth networking reception. My Brother’s...
  • Rock The Vote Awards Dinner (projectile vomit alert) SAVE THE DATE!

    05/28/2005 1:50:52 PM PDT · by flixxx · 20 replies · 563+ views
    MTV Rock the Vote ^ | 5 28 05 | MTV
    HONORING LEADERS WHO INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION • PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON • SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN • SENATOR BARACK OBAMA • STREET TEAM LEADER SARAH SAHEB • AND THE BLACK EYED PEAS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some said young people wouldn’t—and didn’t—vote. But the truth is out. 2004 was the highest youth turnout in decades. 4.5 million more 18-29 year olds voted in 2004 than in 2000. And a new generation is finding its voice. Founded in 1990, and now in its 15th year, Rock the Vote is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to building political power for young people. In 2004, Rock...
  • Nevada's Shame: Harry Reid

    03/02/2005 6:10:57 PM PST · by Libertarian Jim · 14 replies · 576+ views
    Office of Senator Harry Reid ^ | 3/2/05 | Harry Reid
    For Immediate Release Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Contact: Tessa Hafen 202-224-3545 REID JOINS ROCK THE VOTE STUDENTS TO OPPOSE SOCIAL SECURITY PRIVATIZATION YOUNG PEOPLE TO SUFFER MOST FROM BENEFIT LOSSES Washington, D.C. – Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) joined representatives of MTV's Rock the Vote and college students from around the country at a Capitol Hill news conference today to show how much young people will lose under President Bush’s Social Security Privatization Plan. If the plan passes, Nevadans in their late teens and twenties could lose as much as 35% of their annual benefit by the time they retire. "The...
  • Conversation Kills

    02/09/2005 12:44:17 PM PST · by Woodworker · 2 replies · 286+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | February 7th, 2005 | Anya Kamenet
    "In a unique effort to attract college and graduate students to the growing discussion over Social Security's future," reads the press release, "four leading national youth organizations are offering generous prizes to the student team that best answers this question: How would you spend $100,000 to get America's campuses talking about Social Security?" It sounds like a great approach to one of today's hottest political issues. Unfortunately, this particular press release was dated February 1998. Of the four youth organizations that sponsored the Social Security Challenge, three—Third Millennium, the 2030 Center, and FIRST—are no longer active. Meanwhile, President Bush used...
  • Why MTV is in Trouble

    12/06/2004 1:51:24 PM PST · by unknownblogger · 63 replies · 1,416+ views
    The Unknown Blogger ^ | 12/6/2004 | The Unknown Blogger
    I recently read an article online stating that record company Universal is looking into starting their own music channel to compete with MTV. Apparently, the company is tired of giving videos to MTV for practically no cost, then watching as the channel runs episodes of "The Real World" and "Pimp My Ride" for hours on end. Warner has also expressed interest in a new channel. The whole point of the labels giving MTV videos is so they can gain exposure, but since the videos aren't getting much airtime, the recording industry is threatening to make MTV start paying for music....
  • Michael Moore: Democrats need to embrace Hollywood

    12/08/2004 12:56:17 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 47 replies · 1,587+ views ^ | December 7, 2004
    © 2004 Michael Moore (courtesy United Artists) Don't blame Hollywood for Sen. John Kerry's defeat in the presidential election last month, says filmmaker Michael Moore, who insists activist entertainers made the race closer than it would have been otherwise. Reacting to charges that his polarizing activism galvanized Republicans, Moore -- director of the provacative, anti-Bush film "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- contended Kerry lost the race simply because he was "not the best candidate." "For the last month, we've had to listen to a lot of conservative pundits talk about how Democrats need to run away from Hollywood," Moore told reporters before addressing...

    11/09/2004 9:08:18 AM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 89 replies · 8,837+ views ^ | 11-9-04 | Jonah Goldberg
    Cancellation To all those planning to attend the Saturday night Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Barbara Streisand, Dixie Chicks, and Dave Matthews Concert hosted by Michael Moore on the White House lawn are hereby notified that it has been cancelled. God Bless America!
  • Post-election, Bay Area artists raise the distress flag

    11/08/2004 5:45:35 PM PST · by alydar · 159 replies · 3,451+ views ^ | 11/8 | Jesse Hamlin, Aidin Vaziri, Steven Winn, Joel Selvin, Neva Chonin, Heidi Benson, Jane Ganahl and Jo
    FAT MIKE, musician Fat Mike is not a happy man. "When I see a Bush-Cheney bumper sticker on a car, it's time to slash their tires," he says, calling from the offices of his Fat Wreck Chords label. "When I run into a tourist with a Southern accent, I tell them to get the f -- out of San Francisco. We're at a culture war. I'm angry at them." Leading up to the election, the member of Bay Area punk bands NOFX and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes did more to mobilize progressive and young voters than certain red-state...
  • Election 2004: The Role of "Moral Values"

    11/07/2004 9:53:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 3,093+ views
    Election 2004: The Role of "Moral Values" Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Esq. This election was supposed to be about terrorism, the economy, and Iraq. But there was a more pressing issue that motivated people to vote this year, and that was the issue of moral values. According to exit polls from the National Election Pool, the official election source for broadcast and cable television stations, "moral values" was cited as the most important issue this election by more people than any other concern. The economy and jobs was next, followed by terrorism, then the war in Iraq. Among those who cited...
  • Jim Emerson: On celebrities, Politics, and movie critics (shilling for Roger Ebert)

    11/06/2004 3:59:04 PM PST · by weegee · 30 replies · 7,026+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 14, 2004 | Jim Emerson, Editor of
    By Jim Emerson Editor, October 14, 2004Who's the, uh, biggest villain in "Team America"? Kim Jong Il or Hollywood celebrities?"You should learn to keep your opinions OUT of your reviews!" Every critic I know has received at least one letter like that from an indignant reader. Of course, it's an absurd proposition; critics are paid to express their opinions, and the good ones (who exercise what is known across all disciplines as "critical thinking") are also able to cite examples and employ sound reasoning to build an argument, showing you how and why they reached their verdict. Well, since...
  • No Hollywood ending for celebrity activists

    11/05/2004 12:05:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 86 replies · 2,534+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 11/05/04 | GEOFF BOUCHER , Los Angeles Times
    HOLLYWOOD- For Hollywood's part, the presidential campaign of 2004 will be remembered as a blockbuster effort that brought together a glittering all-star cast, a robust budget and an amazing soundtrack to produce ... a major dud. Sen. John F. Kerry's bid for the White House rallied A-list movie stars, savvy moguls, brand-name rock heroes and street-smart rappers to its cause. But in the end it came down to the little people - the voters - and they didn't seem particularly star-struck. "We squandered record amounts of money," said Dan Adler, board member of Rock the Vote, the outreach effort that...
  • CNN Headline News: Rock The Vote/Vote or Die: Failure

    11/03/2004 11:20:29 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 80 replies · 2,790+ views
    CNN Headline News | 11-3-04
    No link to this yet but will be one shortly...was on Headline News....estimates show P.Diddy and Russel Simmons "Vote or Die" project failed miserably yesterday and was actually over shadowed by the Christian Youth Vote 4 to 1. Estimates show some 47% of those who were newly registered....slept in or were no show's. Rock The Vote hoped to achieve some 25 million new voters to the polls...estimates show they got 6 million.
  • Horlick voting project canceled

    11/01/2004 6:26:26 PM PST · by TexKat · 40 replies · 802+ views
    The Journal Times ^ | 11/1/04 | Phyllis Sides
    RACINE - The get out the vote project planned by Horlick High School students has been canceled. Racine Unified School District Superintendent Thomas Hicks said what started out to be a class-related activity last week turned out to be a partisan event. The decision to cancel the event was made Monday morning after he learned the facts had changed and it was no longer a bipartisan endeavor. "At one point it appeared it was going to be bipartisan and reach out to all of the community. But some groups decided they didn't want be part of it. Not everyone was...