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  • As a staunch Conservative, Romney is MY MAN!

    08/05/2012 8:52:00 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 289 replies
    cookingwithchefcarlo.com ^ | Aug. 5, 2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    As a staunch Conservative, Romney is MY MAN! I am aware that many conservatives, Tea Party, and strict constitutionalists, have deep apprehension about Romney.. That is mostly based on what he actually did as the Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007.. Past facts, are almost always the very best indicator of the true intent of a future development.. I couldn't agree more.. FACTS: Mitt Romney, is a fine husband and father, and was and is also a successful and an astute businessman, for a much longer period of time, than a one term Governor.. FACTS: Mitt Romney, has a...
  • "It's Just Not Getting Better" (New Romney Ad)

    08/05/2012 5:14:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Mitt Romney for President ^ | August 5, 2012 | Romney Campaign
  • Cruz: Tea party ‘overwhelmingly’ behind Romney

    08/05/2012 4:48:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 338 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | Sean Lengell
    Ted Cruz, who rode a tea party wave to win the Texas Republican Senate nomination last week, said Sunday the movement will “overwhelmingly” support Mitt Romney in the November presidential election. Mr. Cruz said tea party activists will rally in defense of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee because they’re “energized” to defeat President Obama. “I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea party activists, and I have yet to met a single tea party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney and work hard for him,” Mr. Cruz said on Fox News Sunday. “Our country...
  • Obama campaign mobile app reveals which of your neighbors are registered Dems

    08/05/2012 1:25:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 4, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    Just when you thought the Obama campaign couldn’t get any weirder, along comes its latest high-tech gift. Meet the Obama for America app for iPhone, a tool that allows you to spy on your neighbors to determine which of them are naughty (read: not Obama supporters) and which are nice. What you do with that information is entirely up to you. The website ProPublica explains how the app works. The end-user types in his current location. The app returns a Google map of the area that flags households with one or more registered Democrats. Clicking on one of the blue...
  • Eric Cantor, VP (vanity)

    08/05/2012 12:47:11 PM PDT · by ziravan · 36 replies
    me | Ziravan
    Eric Cantor would be a strategic dark horse for VP. 1. Virginia. 2. Sort of reaches out to conservatives, but stays in the establishment. A half snub with full deniability. 3. Jewish. Brings a new dimension Israel / foreign policy. 4. If you won't vote for someone Jewish, you prob won't vote for a Mormon either, so little net loss. Besides, this isn't why most Republicans vote. My problem with Romney isn't his religion. 5. Peels off Jewish votes, many of whom are already concerned about Obama's anti-Israeli policies. 6. Puts the ethnic / race thing in play. It would...
  • Axelrod defends suit on Ohio military voting law, calls Romney's stance 'shameful'

    08/05/2012 9:09:56 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 05, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    Top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on Sunday defended Democrats’ lawsuit challenging an Ohio law on early voting for U.S. service members and called Mitt Romney’s portrayal of the case “shameful.” The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee filed the suit to block a new state law allowing men and women in uniform to vote up until the Monday right before an election, while the cutoff on early voting for the rest of the public is three days earlier.  “The way Gov. Romney stated [the situation] is completely false,” Axelrod said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s shameful that Gov....
  • Humor Eastwood endorses Romney UNFORSAKEN parody

    08/05/2012 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Weedle · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-5-2012 | john douglas
    Parody of Unforgiven, view UNFORSAKEN @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvjZeBTQA1I&feature=channel&list=UL
  • Surprise: Obama Campaign Explicitly Approved Reid's Anti-Romney Lies

    08/05/2012 4:02:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Earlier this morning, Karl Rove appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss Harry Reid's reckless accusations against Mitt Romney.  In case you're just joining this controversy, the Senate Majority Leader has spent the last few days peddling a scurrilous and evidence-free claim that Romney is a serial tax evader.  Rove wondered aloud why our fraudulent post-partisan prince of a president hasn't denounced Reid: Karl Rove Calls Out Harry Reid's 'Slimeball Nature'; Says the Senate Majority Leader Should Be 'Embarrassed and Ashamed' There's a pretty straightforward answer to this question.  Obama isn't lifting a finger to put an end to this...
  • Sheldon Adelson's Sands Targeted in Money Laundering Investigation (Obama Hit on GOP Donors)

    08/05/2012 5:38:45 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4 August 2012 | Steven Bertoni
    It’s turning out to be a very busy summer for the Las Vegas Sands legal team. Sands, led by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, has already been defending itself against a wrongful termination suit by a former executive and is also entangled in a Chinese bribery scandal. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that the gaming giant is embroiled in a money laundering probe. The WSJ wrote that the U.S. Attorney’s office in Las Vegas is looking into whether Sands and its executives violated U.S. anti-money laundering laws by failing to report suspicious activity by two big-spending gamblers. The investigation involves Zhenli...
  • As Syrian War Roils, Sectarian Unrest Seeps Into Turkey

    08/05/2012 12:10:39 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 4, 2012 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    The Alawites here are worried they could become easy targets. Historically, they have been viewed with suspicion across the Middle East by mainstream Muslims and often scorned as infidels. The Alawite sect was born in the ninth century and braids together religious beliefs, including reincarnation, from different faiths. Many Alawites do not ever go to a mosque; they tend to worship at home or in Alawite temples that have been denied the same state support in Turkey that Sunni mosques get. Many Alawite women do not veil their faces or even cover their heads. The towns they dominate in eastern...
  • Michael Tomasky on the (Possible) Coming Obama Landslide

    08/04/2012 11:56:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 309 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Aug 4, 2012 | Michael Tomasky
    Liberals don't want to jinx it. It terrifies the right. And the press would prefer a nail-biter. But the fact is that finding Romney's path to victory is getting harder every day. There's a secret lurking behind everything you're reading about the upcoming election, a secret that all political insiders know—or should—but few are talking about, most likely because it takes the drama out of the whole business. The secret is the electoral college, and the fact is that the more you look at it, the more you come to conclude that Mitt Romney has to draw an inside straight...
  • Obama’s incredible small business gaffe just won’t go away

    08/04/2012 11:01:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The New York Amsterdam News ^ | August 5, 2012 | Richard Carter
    “Do you think not getting caught in a lie is the same as telling the truth?…”—Robert Redford, “Three Days of the Condor” (1975) In the long, undistinguished annals of big-time gaffes in American politics, Barack Hussein Obama’s recent shot at small businesspeople ranks near the top. Indeed, this astonishing verbal blunder has taken on a life of its own. As a result, three weeks after the president’s ill-advised comments during a July 13 campaign speech in Roanoke, Va., much of America is still talking about his unseemly words. And they are still hard to believe. To wit: “If you’ve been...
  • Obama's latest election tactic: Judge Judy

    08/04/2012 10:43:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    AMONG the ads for toothpaste and dish detergent, the loyal viewers of daytime television are seeing a new pitch: Support President Obama. Judge Judy, in fact, has become one of the favourite venues for the Obama campaign and its allies to reach sympathetic voters. When the courtroom reality show featuring a sharp-tongued former judge airs in swing states, it often comes with ads telling viewers that Republican candidate Mitt Romney uses tax havens and as a businessman has shipped jobs overseas. The show is considered an ideal vehicle for commercials pushing the president's re-election because such courtroom programs are watched...
  • An Eagle Scouts Returns Medals (Romney reaffirms opposition to Boy Scout Ban on Homosexuals)

    08/04/2012 10:00:57 PM PDT · by Kazan · 155 replies
    Associated Press via Wooster Daily Record ^ | August 3, 2012 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For the physician in Illinois, the attorney in Kentucky, the arts editor in Oregon, their Eagle Scout medals were treasured reminders of youthful achievement. Yet each is parting with his medal out of dismay over the Boy Scouts' recently reaffirmed policy of excluding gays. ### In contrast to Obama, Republican candidate Mitt Romney does have a public position on the Scouts' policy -- he politely disagrees with it. Back in 1994, during a political debate in Massachusetts, Romney said this: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to...
  • To You Romney Haters (VANITY)

    08/04/2012 7:03:03 PM PDT · by OSHA · 88 replies
    Vanity | ME
    Romney is as bad as obama. Romney is worse than obama. Romney is twice as bad as obama. We didn't choose Romney, THEY did and we are going to teach tham a lesson. We didn't choose McCain last time either. My vote is holy and pure and is only for those who are..............(new keyword) holyvoters
  • Mitt Romney picks up two big endorsements from the entertainment industry

    08/04/2012 7:24:29 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 95 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 4, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    Not all celebrities are Democrats. It may seem that way sometimes, but there actually are a few Republicans in the entertainment industry. And Mitt Romney scored endorsements from two big-name stars earlier this week.
  • Romney stumps for Indiana tea party Senate candidate Mourdock

    08/04/2012 4:20:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 4, 2012 | by Seema Mehta
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Mitt Romney stumped for tea party Senate candidate Richard Mourdock here on Saturday, arguing that as president he will need such supporters in Washington to help him enact policies to restore fiscal order. Mourdock introduced Romney, noting he had done so four years ago when Romney came to Indiana stumping for 2008 Republican nominee John McCain. “He is back and he’s here in part because he’s the ultimate team player, and politics is all about being a team. This is not a solo sport,” Mourdock said. “And for that purpose alone, governor, thank you so much for...
  • Rafalca Delays VP Pick (Olympic Horse)

    08/04/2012 4:59:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | AUG 3, 2012 | William Kristol
    Almost two weeks ago, I speculated on Fox News Sunday that Mitt Romney would announce his vice presidential pick early next week, on August 6 or 7. It was, if I may say, a reasonably well-informed forecast at the time. But I didn't take into account the existence and importance of the redoubtable Rafalca, the Romneys' equestrian Olympian, who's apparently made it to the final dressage round on August 7 in London. Ann Romney, understandably, wants to be there to see Rafalca do his thing. But she also, of course, should be at the vice presidential announcement and the subsequent...
  • Charles Krauthammer: The media missed Romney’s overseas triumph

    08/04/2012 2:20:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 3, 2012 | Dr. Charles Krauthammer
    At the outset of his recent foreign trip, Mitt Romney committed a gaffe. In answer to a question about the Olympics, he expressed skepticism about London’s preparations. The response confounded and agitated Romney supporters because it was such an unforced error. The question invited a simple paean to Olympic spirit and British grit, not the critical analysis of a former Olympic organizer. Soon that initial stumble was transmuted into a metaphor for everything that followed. The mainstream media decided with near unanimity that the rest of the trip amounted to a gaffe-prone disaster. Really? The Warsaw leg was a triumph....
  • Clint Eastwood Endorses Romney

    08/04/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/04/2012 | Emily Friedman
    Mitt Romney got some celebrity love when Clint Eastwood showed up at his high-dollar fundraiser this evening in Idaho to offer his endorsement of the presumptive GOP nominee. When the Oscar-winning director was asked why he was supporting Romney, Eastwood responded, “Because I think the country needs a boost somewhere.” Eastwood, who has a home near the Sun Valley Resort where the fundraiser was held, was wearing grey sneakers, beige slacks, a green blazer and a pair of sunglasses, when reporters spotted him.
  • Chick-fil-A, Gay Marriage, and Your Grandchildren

    08/04/2012 8:58:11 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 69 replies
    Chron.com ^ | Aug 2 2012 | Chris Ladd
    It’s hard to read about...Civil Rights... without playing a game of ‘what would I have done?’ ... This spring when Obama described his “evolution”... I felt like I could relate... When... people rise up and demonstrate their commitment to their rights... how do you say no to them in good conscience? ... one is inevitably reminded of the Civil Rights Movement. The pattern of non-violent resistance adopted by Martin Luther King had a complex beauty, operating at one time on so many levels... The Civil Rights Movement placed the burden of black suffering squarely on the plates of people all...
  • Romney: Chick-fil-a controversy not part of my campaign

    08/04/2012 8:18:49 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 212 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 3, 2012 | charliespiering
    Watch the short clip here.
  • Romney on Chick-fil-A: That’s not something that’s part of my campaign; Obama ducks too

    08/04/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | August 3, 2012 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, I understand why he punted here. His retort to Reid's tax-evasion smear last night was that it's an obvious, grotesque attempt to hand the media a new distraction from Obama's record. He just got back from a foreign policy trip/photo op that was also submerged in distractions, most notably his Olympics comments in London and his aide's "kiss my ass" comments to the press in Poland. He's just begun pushing a more positive message keyed to his biography to convince undecideds that he's up to the job. The last thing he wants right now is another distraction...
  • Romney can't ignore Sarah Palin in 2012. The Tea Party champ is more politically relevant than ever

    08/04/2012 2:03:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 2, 2012 | Dr. Tim Stanley, Oxford University
    Love her or loathe her (and those seem to be the only options), Sarah Palin won’t go away. Despite holding no office and having no obvious intention of running for one, she continues to dominate headlines and divide the country. So how will Romney handle her in 2012? Presuming that he won’t nominate her for Veep (the smart money is on a really boring white guy), what role – if any – will she take in the campaign? Should the GOP embrace the Palin effect or pretend it doesn’t exist? Palin’s national role in the last few days reminds us...
  • To win, Obama needs to get white voters to stay home

    08/04/2012 12:36:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    President Obama has met the enemy, and they are us (us, that is, if you are Caucasian). So reads the handwriting on the wall, according to BuzzFeed, which reports: President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has spent more than $100 million on advertising over the last 3 months. Much, if not most, of it has been produced to shred Mitt Romney’s reputation and suppress turnout among white voters who might vote for Romney. That last sentence is worth re-reading. It links to a New York Times op-ed that notes with equal candor, not to mention nonchalance: He is running a two-track...
  • Romney lands Clint Eastwood endorsement

    08/03/2012 11:15:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | August 4, 2012 | Shawna Shepherd
    It could have been a scene from one of his films, but fortunately for Mitt Romney, it was no act when Clint Eastwood endorsed him Friday night. At a fundraiser in the Idaho resort town of Sun Valley, where Eastwood owns a home, Romney said the legendary actor and director "just made my day." But Eastwood showed up at the Sun Valley resort as a citizen concerned about the direction of the country, telling reporters beforehand he was backing the Republican presidential candidate "because I think the country needs a boost somewhere." He later told hundreds at the outdoor reception...
  • Yes, I did it. (vanity)

    08/03/2012 11:03:19 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 95 replies
    Me
    I did it. I'm ready for the flames. I put a Romney bumper sticker on my car. But no cash from me until/if a decent VP is chosen. I'm in upstate NY. I was ready for the comments as I had to travel all over today. Eight people made comments, and one that made my gaydar go off gave me an "I don't think so girlfriend" look. Of the eight that spoke, one screamed out "Obama!" which just made me laugh, and the remaining 7 said, to sum up "Yeah, Obamas got to go." One said it with a sigh...
  • Romney ropes in Indian American to reach to Asia Americans

    08/03/2012 7:31:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, August 3, 2012 | Agencies
    Indian-American Akshay Desai has been roped in by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his outreach to Asian American community ahead of the crucial November 6 US presidential elections. Florida-based Desai, CEO of Universal Healthcare, has been made one of the seven national co-chairs of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney community. "I am pleased and honoured to serve as a national co-chair for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney," Desai said. "As a businessman, I know all too well what it takes to make it in the private sector. When I hear President Obama tell small...
  • Romney on Chick-fil-A: That’s not something that’s part of my campaign

    08/03/2012 3:33:17 PM PDT · by Third Person · 224 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3rd, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, I understand why he punted here. His retort to Reid’s tax-evasion smear last night was that it’s an obvious, grotesque attempt to hand the media a new distraction from Obama’s record. He just got back from a foreign policy trip/photo op that was also submerged in distractions, most notably his Olympics comments in London and his aide’s “kiss my ass” comments to the press in Poland. He’s just begun pushing a more positive message keyed to his biography to convince undecideds that he’s up to the job. The last thing he wants right now is another distraction...
  • Mitt Romney, This Man...This Monster!

    08/03/2012 3:45:13 PM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 11 replies
    Tar and Feathers ^ | 08-02-12 | Iratus Vulgas
    When Harry Reid made the wildly incredible claim that Romney hadn’t paid taxes in 10 years, perhaps he failed to mention that the taxes in particular were tobacco and alcohol taxes. We all know what a dirty business politics is especially during campaigns, so the Dems must be tearing their collective hair out trying to find something dastardly with which they can smear their otherwise wholesome opponent. In a recent column, Ann Coulter astutely observed that Mitt Romney is so deficient in the area of compromising scandals that the Dems are reduced to turning mild and ordinary behavior into something...
  • Romney to Reid: “I have paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes” (Watch Video)

    08/03/2012 2:49:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2012 | AllahPundit
    Love the bit at the end here about how this smear exposes Obama's above-the-fray shtick as the cynical Hopenchange branding nonsense that it is. I also like the added emphasis on "a lot of taxes," although Think Progress or TPM or whoever is no doubt working up a post right now explaining why the millions he's paid over the years don't really qualify as "a lot."Serious question: Should HuffPo have published Reid's initial accusation about the mysterious Bain investor who allegedly called him about Romney? WaPo wonders: In this case, the dissemination of ReidÂ’s words is responsible, compulsory. It would...
  • A Mitt Romney loss wouldn’t necessarily be a disaster

    08/03/2012 1:26:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 393 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 3, 2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    Don’t buy the doom and gloom pronouncements from conservatives telling you, “this is the most important election in history.” A loss for Mitt Romney would not necessarily spell long lasting disaster for Republicans, nor would it be the death-knell to conservatism. In fact, it’s possible a 2012 loss could lay the groundwork for a stronger Republican party and conservative movement. Elections are almost always seen as urgent and morally imperative. But sometimes major victories can only come in the aftermath of what appear to be devastating defeats. John Kerry‘s loss in 2004 laid the groundwork for a Democratic takeover in...
  • Awesome new scoop on Romney — his high school report card

    08/03/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2 Aug 2012 | Dustin Siggins
    Really. Boston.com dug it up, and Mediaite spells it out: Romney took English 3, Elementary Algebra, Biology, French 1, and Art 3. He is credited in his art class for having a “real ability in painting,” but admitted that Romney is “not as industrious or as responsible as he might be.” The rest of the report card contains similar comments about Romney’s potential to do better in class, and under additional comments, the following is written about Romney’s overall performance. “Mitt is doing well. He is a more responsible citizen this year.” Wow. Just devastating. So while he was allegedly...
  • Romney’s excellent trip

    08/03/2012 11:15:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Charles Krauthammer
    At the outset of his recent foreign trip, Mitt Romney committed a gaffe. In answer to a question about the Olympics, he expressed skepticism about London’s preparations. The response confounded and exasperated Romney supporters because it was such an unforced error. The question invited a simple paean to Olympic spirit and British grit, not the critical analysis of a former Olympic organizer. Soon that initial stumble was transmuted into a metaphor for everything that followed. The mainstream media decided with near-unanimity that the rest of the trip amounted to a gaffe-prone disaster. Really? The Warsaw leg was a triumph. Romney’s...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [8/3/12: Obamugabe's lowest point of year: -23]

    08/03/2012 7:58:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 8/3/12 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 47% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 43%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided... Currently, 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23 (see trends). This is the president’s lowest Approval Index rating of 2012.
  • Ann Coulter: OBAMA'S SIGNATURE MOVE: UNSEALING PRIVATE RECORDS

    08/03/2012 8:01:59 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 22 replies
    anncoulter.com ^ | 08/01/12 | Ann Coulter
    Mitt Romney presents one enormous problem for Barack Obama's campaign: No divorce records. That's why the media are so hot to get their hands on Romney's tax records for the past 25 years. They need something to "pick through, distort and lie about" -- as the Republican candidate says. Obama's usual campaign method, used in 100 percent of his races, has been to pry into the private records of his opponents.
  • Reid: My source on Romney’s taxes is so incredibly credible that I won’t say who he is

    08/03/2012 7:28:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>As I said before, I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years. People who make as much money as Mitt Romney have many tricks at their disposal to avoid paying taxes. We already know that Romney has exploited many of these loopholes, stashing his money in secret, overseas accounts in places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.</p>
  • Another skewed poll (D+10) by the Economist / YouGuv, but this one shows Obama LOSING.

    08/03/2012 6:37:35 AM PDT · by comebacknewt · 16 replies
    The Economist ^ | 08/02/2012 | Economist
    Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% D - 37% R - 27% I (and leaners) - 36%
  • What Romney's 2010 tax return REALLY says

    08/03/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 21 replies
    After the Washington Post did their evaluation of Romney's 2010 tax return, they came up with the idea that Romney's "effective tax rate" was only 13.9 percent. After looking at this, I decided I better have a look myself, since that smelled fishy, considering the source. I'm glad I did. I downloaded all 203 pages of Romney's 2010 tax return and prepared for a long evening in front of the computer. However, as I suspected, the pro-Obama people aren't going to put much time into anything if they think they can fool the masses with just a little effort. Just...
  • Polling and Conspiracy (from a non-conspiracy guy)

    08/03/2012 6:28:31 AM PDT · by LS · 31 replies
    self | 8/3/2012 | LS
    As anyone on FreeRepublic will tell you, I am NOT a conspiracy theorist, and usually find common sense explanations for why things happen. Usually, history shows these are right. However, some things have happened recently that have me looking outside “common sense.” 1) Polling, except for Rasmussen and occasionally Gallup, has been wildly and utterly in the tank for Obama. Quinnipiac, one of the worst, came out today with a 9-point Obama lead (he’s at 50) using a +19 (!!!!) Dem sample. In an accurate sample, Romney wins by 1-2. This comes after the CBS poll last week with a...
  • General Motors: Obamacare Wrapped in Solyndra Inside Some Misery

    08/03/2012 4:16:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2012 | John Ransom
    General Motors, the auto company that vice president Joe Biden likes to claim Obama saved singled-handedly during the virgin birth after which the One was swaddled in a manger, is facing a class action lawsuit for making “materially false and misleading” claims in the prospectus for the new issue of stock it offered as it moved out of bankruptcy in late fall 2010. A statement issued by the law firm representing the class “alleges that the defendants misrepresented and/or failed to disclose that: (1) GM was predicting revenue based on production rather than actual sales; (2) the Company falsely assured...
  • Race Isn't the Problem for Obama (Trumka assigns 400K union goons to swing-state bell-ringing duty)

    08/02/2012 9:26:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 2, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    The president of the AFL-CIO is worried that President Obama is doing poorly among white, working class, male voters -- and he plans on putting 400,000 of his troops in the field in six key states to change the equation. Recent polls show the president doing poorly with white males with less than a college education. Mitt Romney leads the president among white males voters by more than 2-to-1 in a recent Washington Post poll, with the president favored by only 28 percent of this demographic group. Other polls show similar results. Republicans have won a majority of white males'...
  • Obama Campaign Seeks to Recast Romney as a Raiser of Taxes on the Middle Class (Obamatax, anyone?)

    08/02/2012 9:06:04 PM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | August 2, 2012 | PETER BAKER
    President Obama takes the offensive by presenting Mitt Romney’s tax-cutting plan as something that will actually raise taxes on the middle class so the wealthy can pay less. Seizing on a new study, Mr. Obama is trying to convince voters that his opponent will do exactly what he says he will not. THE SCRIPT A male narrator says: “You work hard. Stretch every penny. But chances are you pay a higher tax rate than him. Mitt Romney made $20 million in 2010 but paid only 14 percent in taxes, probably less than you. Now he has a plan that would...
  • Cause for Concern

    08/02/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by lasereye · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | AUG 2, 2012 | William Kristol
    A savvy friend, a Romney supporter who has an excellent track record of reading election trends, emails: “I worry that some of our friends are reassuring themselves by challenging the merits of yesterday’s Quinnipiac swing state polls and others, focusing on the partisan split in the samples and other explanations. But are almost all the swing state pollsters making mistakes—and in the same direction? Here's what I think is happening. “The national numbers aren't changing much because Romney is actually gaining in the states that are not being bombarded with media. Yesterday’s Connecticut poll has Obama by only 8 for...
  • North Carolina: Romney 49%, Obama 44%

    08/02/2012 6:44:01 PM PDT · by Doofer · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 02, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Mitt Romney has a five-point edge over President Obama in the battleground state of North Carolina. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State finds Romney with 49% support, while the president earns 44% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and another four percent (4%) are undecided. This moves the state from Toss-Up Status to Leans Romney in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections.
  • Palin flexes political muscles again

    08/02/2012 6:15:23 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday August 2, 2012
    <p>Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin — though derided on the left and recently dismissed by former vice president Dick Cheney as a poor pick in 2008 — is nevertheless proving her enduring power within the Republican Party in the most concrete of ways: She keeps picking winners.</p>
  • The Twitter Political Index

    08/02/2012 5:56:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    Twitter ^ | Thursday, August 2, 2012 | Twitter
    The Twitter Political Index BARACK OBAMA 44 (+10 since yesterday) MITT ROMNEY 26 (+1 since yesterday)
  • Romney Tells Harry Reid To 'Put Up Or Shut Up' About Tax Returns

    08/02/2012 5:19:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/02/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Mitt Romney took a shot back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this afternoon, responding to Reid's apparently baseless claim that the Republican presidential candidate did not pay income taxes for 10 years. "It's time for Harry to put up or shut up," Romney said on Sean Hannity's radio show this afternoon. "Harry's going to have to describe who it is he spoke with, because of course that's totally and completely wrong. It's untrue, dishonest, and inaccurate. It's wrong."  Reid, who doubled down on his claims about Romney's taxes on the Senate floor today, said Tuesday that he learned about...
  • Romney to Reid: 'Put up or shut up'

    08/02/2012 4:26:49 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | August 2nd, 2012 | Dana Davidsen and Ashley Killough
    (CNN) - Mitt Romney on Thursday pushed back against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's allegations that the presumptive GOP nominee has not been paying his taxes. "It's time for Harry to put up or shut up," Romney said on Sean Hannity's radio show. Reid stood by the allegations on Thursday while speaking on the Senate floor. "The word's out that he hasn't paid any taxes for 10 years," he said. "Let him prove he has paid taxes because he hasn't." Romney has made public the full 2010 tax return and an estimate for 2011, with a pledge to release the...
  • Letter from London: Romney was right

    08/02/2012 4:24:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    human events ^ | august 1, 2012 | Nicholas Vardy
    The conventional wisdom in the British press was that Mitt Romney’s visit to London was a gaffe-filled disaster. The mainstream media in the U.S. quickly cottoned on to this unexpected windfall as evidence that Mitt Romney is not fit to be commander in chief of the United States of America