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  • Does Paul Ryan’s Record Match His Rhetoric?

    08/10/2012 11:38:05 PM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    Increasingly our Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has become a national media darling. Representative Ryan is consistently being promoted on social media networks and by the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the nationwide “free market” group Americans for Prosperity. The fact of the matter is that Congressman Ryan voted with George W. Bush 94% of the time. That’s why Ryan’s 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus Liberty Index score, which ranks members of Congress on their voting record from a constitutional perspective, was 91% on economic issues but only 56% on social issues. In 2006, his score on the Liberty Index was 66%...
  • Signs that Paul Ryan May Be Romney's VP Pick

    08/10/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 68 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | August 10, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The following signs have emerged that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)--chair of the House Budget Committee, and widely respected pro-life fiscal conservative leader--could be announced as Mitt Romney's choice for Vice President--and sooner rather than later: 1. Ryan has surged on InTrade's prediction market in the past two days, making him the #1 contender ahead of Ohio Senator Rob Portman. 2. Ryan was on vacation in Colorado this week, but appeared at a memorial service today near Milwaukee for victims of Sunday's shootings at a Sikh temple... 3. ...and a mysterious charter plane from Boston to Ryan's hometown of Janesville, WI...
  • Romney to announce running mate Saturday morning in Virginia (Paul Ryan strong possibility)

    08/10/2012 8:07:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 180 replies
    Fox News Alert ^ | 10 Aug 12 | FoxNews - Cameron
    Carl Cameron saying VP announced in morning at 9 am. He is saying it sounds like Paul Ryan
  • Welfare Reform Curveball

    08/10/2012 8:24:24 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 7 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | August 10, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Changes to welfare could increase Americans’ dependency on the U.S. government immediately prior to the elections, posits a recent Romney campaign ad. The attack ad by the Romney campaign states that the Obama Administration plans to quietly gut the work requirements out of welfare reform, leaving only the welfare that was there before 1996. A July Heritage Foundation blog entry by Heritage authors is referenced in the Romney video. “The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the reform law,” maintain authors Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley in their July 12 blog entry at Heritage’s...
  • Romney's plane picking up Paul Ryan

    08/10/2012 5:30:47 PM PDT · by SFmom · 172 replies
    Self and sources
    Heard through my sources: Romney's plane supposedly en route to pick up Paul Ryan....he's the veep choice.
  • Romney's Strategy Isn't Working (It's the Conservatism, Stupid!)

    08/10/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT · by mojito · 150 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/10/2012 | John Podhoretz
    ....The polls suggesting he’s seven or nine points behind are surely wrong, but given that there is only one national poll that shows him ahead, we have to presume Romney is behind. He should presume he’s behind. And given that there’s no good reason whatever for Obama to be leading, one can only presume that Romney’s strategy in July and now in August is not working. Which is why the “we only talk about the economy” line, while superficially clever, was and is so foolish—stupid, even. Of course Romney wants to focus on that one issue. It’s the one that...
  • BobbyJindal.com Server Change Stirs New VP Speculation

    08/10/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT · by MountainLoop · 28 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | 8/9/2012 | Luke Vargas
    Reporters have been scrambling to track Wikipedia article edits and other “behind the scenes” clues for any possible advanced word about Mitt Romney’s upcoming vice presidential selection for weeks, and a website registration change Thursday built on that trend, steering attention to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s prospects for the job. Publicly available information for BobbyJindal.com showed a change in the site’s registration information occurring today, prompting speculation that communications teams affiliated with Romney’s campaign or the Governor himself could be in the preliminary stages of unveiling a new web presence for the Governor should he be chosen as the Republican...
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro goes out on a limb with political donation

    08/09/2012 3:23:34 PM PDT · by BRL · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | T.W. Farnam
    In an election year filled with secret campaign money, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has made the unlikely choice to go public with a big political donation. The Ohio-based company, familiar as the producer of a ubiquitous plant fertilizer, is now a political player, donating $200,000 in June to the Restore Our Future super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
  • Does Romney Camp Have an October Surprise? (Vanity)

    08/09/2012 5:17:18 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 58 replies
    August 9, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa
    The Obama campaign has spent millions of dollars on ads trying to destroy Mitt Romney; the latest being the "Romney Killed My Wife" ad. The "Tax Return thing" with Harry Reid, even using the Senate floor and his office for political purposes, is another of the latest. Through all of this, the Romney camp has been somewhat impotent in responding. The Chicago Thug Campaign Brigade is winning right now. Negativity does work. Which begs to question.... Could the Romney camp have an October Surprise, or even an earlier "surpise", that will be extremely damaging to Obama's reelection chances? Romney proved...
  • Byron York: Romney and conservatives remain uneasy partners (Barf-worthy premise alert)

    08/09/2012 5:51:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/9/2012 | Byron York
    "There has been barely a squawk from any significant and/or loud Democratic voice over Harry Reid's tax accusations or the new Obama SuperPAC ad," writes Time magazine's Mark Halperin. "And yet when Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul makes some stray, random remark about health care, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Erick Erickson go code red in their criticism of Romney and his campaign." Halperin is right. When Harry Reid, without any evidence, called Mitt Romney a tax cheat, and when an Obama Super-PAC, equally without evidence, held Romney responsible for the death of an uninsured woman, Democrats and liberals mostly fell...
  • Fox News poll: Obama's lead grows as Romney's support slips

    08/09/2012 3:54:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 206 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 9, 2012 | By Dana Blanton
    Mitt Romney has had a tough couple of weeks on the campaign trail -- and it shows in the latest Fox News poll. After a barrage of campaign ads, negative news coverage of his overseas trip and ongoing talk about his tax returns, Romney’s favorable rating and standing in the trial ballot have declined. As a result, President Obama has opened his biggest lead since Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee. The president would take 49 percent of the vote compared to Romney's 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup if the election were held today, the poll found. Last month,...
  • Be Not Afraid: Mitt Romney Campaign Ad on Obama and Religious Persecution

    08/09/2012 1:50:23 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | MittRomney
    President Obama has declared war on religion by forcing religious institutions to go against their faith. Mitt Romney will stand up and protect religious freedom whenever it is threatened.
  • RomneyCare 2.0 With costs rising fast, Massachusetts moves to dictate medical care

    08/09/2012 4:01:54 AM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | August 5, 2012
    Under the plan, all Massachusetts doctors, hospitals and other providers must register with a new state bureaucracy as a condition of licensure—that is, permission to practice. They'll be required to track and report their financial performance, price and cost trends, state-sanctioned quality measures, market share and other metrics. Massachusetts takes 360-degree surveillance and converts it into a panopticon prison. An 11-member board known as the Health Policy Commission will use the data to set and enforce rules to ensure that total Massachusetts health spending, public and private, grows no more than projected gross state product through 2017, and 0.5 percentage...
  • Romney’s silence on Chick-fil-A may cause voters to ‘simply stay at home,’ Donohue warns

    08/08/2012 5:35:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 211 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    LAS VEGAS, August 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mitt Romney’s decision not to condemn mayors threatening to deny Chick-fil-A the right to do business was a missed opportunity and may cost him votes in November, a growing chorus of social conservatives warn. Last Friday in Las Vegas, when a reporter asked the Republican presidential nominee about the controversy over Chick-fil-A and charges about a diplomat’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, he replied, “Those are not things that are part of my campaign.” After company president Dan Cathy said he supported Biblical marriage, homosexual organizations called for a boycott, and several prominent...
  • Caroline Kennedy's with Obamas after reported snubs (I cant's stand to hear his voice anymore)

    08/08/2012 3:35:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/8/2012 | Kerry Picket
    “It really annoyed Caroline when comparisons were made by the media between Michelle and Jackie. Caroline had a word for such comparisons; she called them ‘odious.’ She really got annoyed. And when she began to fall out of love with the Obamas, love was replaced by outright scorn. Now she says things about Obama like, ‘I can’t stand to hear his voice any more. He’s a liar and worse’” Ethel Kennedy, “the matriarch of the family,” similarly felt scorned, according to Klein. He tells a story of her invitation — extended to the First Family — being ignored by the...
  • Chris Matthews Disgustingly Claims New Romney Ad Contains Racial Codes

    08/08/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 08, 2012 | 11:14 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Everyone knows that politics can be an ugly business, but MSNBC’s Chris Matthews sunk to a new long on his Hardball program Tuesday night. Matthews’ outrage came from an ad put out by the Romney campaign suggesting that President Obama, "announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements," which, his administration most certainly did. Since there's nothing factually assailable about the ad, Matthews decided that the best approach for criticizing the spot was claiming it was "Willie Horton stuff." Of course, the 1988 Willie Horton ad was also 100 percent factually unassailable, which is why that ad...
  • Romney holds biggest fund-raiser in Iowa history

    08/08/2012 8:12:14 AM PDT · by iowamark · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | August 7 2012 | Dana Davidsen
    Mitt Romney made Iowa state fund-raising history Tuesday evening by bringing in between $1.8 and $2 million at an event in West Des Moines, a Romney aide confirmed. "Because of your participation and your presence here tonight, this event, in this room at this time is the largest and most successful presidential fundraiser we have ever had in the history of the state of Iowa," David Oman, Romney's Iowa state chair, told a crowd of supporters. Romney, whose campaign organization has out-raised President Barack Obama's for the past three months, spoke to roughly 280 top dollar donors at a country...
  • Ryan Rises (He is now a serious Vice-Presidential contender)

    08/08/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/08/2012 | Robert Costa
    These days, you hear it everywhere — from Republican donors and veteran operatives, and at Capitol Hill watering holes. A few weeks ago, it was a wishful rumor floating in the Beltway ether. Now, sources close to the Romney campaign say it’s for real, that the taciturn former Massachusetts governor is quietly warming to the idea. Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the budget king of the GOP, may be Mitt Romney’s veep. “Ryan is very highly respected not only by the candidate, but by Romney’s policy shop,” says Tom Rath, a Romney adviser. “Beyond the political relationship, he has a...
  • Obama Smear Campaign On Mitt Romney Continues

    08/08/2012 3:43:23 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 29 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/08/12 | LD Jackson
    Just when we thought the smear campaign against Mitt Romney could get no worse, it does. I am almost at a loss for words to describe the lies that are now being told about Mitt Romney. Ridiculous and despicable are the only terms that really come close. First, we have Harry Reid and his lies about having a source who told him Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years. Reid says it is up to Romney to prove the allegation false. That was bad enough. Now we have Priorities USA, a Super Pac supporting Barack Obama, publishing an ad...
  • Caller: Obama Attacks Drive Me to Mitt

    08/07/2012 5:30:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This Samantha from Cincinnati. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Good to talk to you. RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: Hey, you know, liberals always get the opposite of what they want. Romney was not my first choice. Honestly, he wasn't my fifth, but I gotta tell you, this administration and the way they're campaigning has been able to do what the GOP establishment hasn't. These ads and these ridiculous insulting things that you hear about Romney have reminded me that we have got to get Obama out of there. RUSH: Amen. CALLER: And we...

    08/07/2012 3:16:10 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 51 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Aug. 7 , 2012 | Matt Drudge
  • Ready for prime time? Rand Paul's convention speech an opening for liberty minded Republicans

    08/07/2012 1:11:29 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2012/08/07 | Matthew Hurtt
    The GOP recently released a list of its second round of speakers at the 2012 Convention in Tampa. Among them is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the son of retiring Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. Senator Paul was swept into office in the tea party wave of 2010, along with other liberty-minded Republicans like Utah Senator Mike Lee and Michigan Congressman Justin Amash. But they aren’t your run-of-the-mill conservatives in the style of Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich. Rand and his colleagues have a libertarian streak. They’re concerned with our expansionist foreign policy abroad and the erosion of our civil...
  • Vice president: Who fits the Romney bill?

    08/07/2012 10:24:33 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08:45 AM ET, 08/07/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Yesterday, I suggested there were some clues pointing to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) as Mitt Romney’s VP pick. There might be clues leading to other figures (e.g. Mitt Romney will be in Ohio next week, Sen. Rob Portman’s stomping grounds). Anyone in the party or pundit class trying to influence the pick is probably barking up the wrong tree... But a number of readers were puzzled: Why McDonnell? Rather than make the case for him, let’s look at how Romney, the only voice that matters, would see him and another frequently mentioned contender, remembering that Romney likes to gather...
  • Mark Levin to Romney: Not ‘Standing Up’ for Chick-fil-A Is Wrong

    08/07/2012 6:49:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 92 replies
    http://www.newmax.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin lashed out at GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for not “standing up” for Chick-fil-A and demanded that the former Massachusetts governor pick a conservative to be his running mate. “We want a little bit more than crumbs,” Levin asserted on Monday’s show. “We want a conservative running mate and we want some conservatives who have real speaking time at prime time.” Levin said he continues to be “very concerned” about Romney, particularly with the candidate’s public reticence in recent days to join conservatives who have made statements and appearances on behalf of the...
  • Romney launching new attack on Obama over welfare law (Obama to allow welfare for just laziness)

    08/07/2012 3:34:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/7/2012 | Steve Holland
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will launch a new attack against President Barack Obama on Tuesday, taking aim at the Democrat's plan to waive parts of a landmark welfare-to-work law. Romney is targeting Obama's plan to let states seek a waiver from the work requirements of a 1996 welfare law that was a signature bipartisan achievement of former Democratic President Bill Clinton's administration. Romney's attack, laid out in a new television ad and a topic he will address at a campaign event in the Chicago area, is aimed at bolstering his charge that Obama's solutions to many of America's...
  • “Mitt Romney, Mormonism and the Christian Vote”: A Biblical Call to Christian Ministers and Leaders

    08/05/2012 4:35:35 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 222 replies
    For the Sake of the Gospel.com | 2012
    “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” (1 Timothy 4:16) Copyright 2012 FortheSakeoftheGospel.com All Rights Reserved. Permission is hereby granted to repost under the condition that a link is provided encouraging Christians to add their names as signers.For the sake of the Gospel, we, the undersigned, call upon Christian leaders and their respective ministries and organizations, if you plan on endorsing Governor Mitt Romney for the office of President of the United States, do so by clearly and unequivocally distancing yourself and...
  • Huckabee, McCain, Condi to headline GOP convention

    08/06/2012 8:37:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2012 | Rick Moran
    It appears that the GOP convention will feature a lot of Republican governors as speakers. This is in keeping with Romney's campaign which is selling the candidate as a competent, experienced leader willing to deal with the other side to solve our problems. But I will guarantee you it won't sell with a lot of the conservative base. Tampa Bay Times: _________________________ Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among seven headline speakers announced today for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The first look at featured speakers also includes South Carolina...
  • Cruz: Tea party ‘overwhelmingly’ behind Romney

    08/06/2012 6:09:52 AM PDT · by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/6/12 | By Sean Lengell
    Despite some worries among tea-party activists regarding Mitt Romney’s conservative credentials, Mr. Cruz predicted the movement will “overwhelmingly” support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in November. “The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama,” Mr. Cruz said. “I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists — I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney and work hard for him.” While polls show Mr. Romney is significantly trailing President Obama for support among Hispanic voters, Mr....
  • GOP steers clear of gay marriage issue

    08/06/2012 6:59:15 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 79 replies
    When Democrats announced that their 2012 platform would include a historic first — gay marriage written in as a plank — the reaction from mainstream Republicans was near silence. There were no statements blasted out from Mitt Romney’s campaign. The same was true for the Republican National Committee. Romney has yet to address the the fact. The pushback came largely from social conservatives and evangelicals, who pledged to make same-sex unions an issue going forward and insisted the stand will hurt Democrats. But the comparative quiet from party leaders would have been unimaginable even four years ago, when public opinion...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Clint Eastwood endorsing Romney's presidential bid

    08/03/2012 4:55:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Clint Eastwood just made Mitt Romney's day. The Oscar-winning director and longtime movie star says he's endorsing the Republican presidential candidate.
  • Obama has 10-point lead in new national poll

    08/02/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | August. 2, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama leads Mitt Romney nationally by 10 points, according to a new poll released Thursday. Obama took 51 percent compared to Romney’s 41 percent of the vote when the Pew Research Center asked which candidate people would vote for if the election were held today. That’s a much wider gap between the two candidates than most recent polls show; the RealClearPolitics national average puts Obama in the lead with an average of 3 points.
  • Obama visit amazes Ohio and America with audacity of hopelessness

    08/02/2012 1:45:08 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 9 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 2, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    You do not have to be a political genius to understand that if the state of Ohio falls out of the President’s win column in November, he and Michelle will be packing their bags and heading back to Chicago faster than he can say, “Oh no they didn’t!” Wednesday, the president went to several key democrat voter strongholds in Ohio, in order to reinforce a political firewall against a probable loss of the state of Ohio. The city of Akron and Mansfield are crucial to the Ohio democrat voter bean counters. Their campaign goal is to continue to mystify the...
  • Romney To Hold 24 'Strengthening The Middle Class" Events in 13 Swing States

    08/02/2012 8:48:14 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8-2-12 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney’s campaign will hold 24 “Strengthening The Middle Class” events today and Friday in 13 swing states, which include Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Florida, and Colorado. Local business owners and politicians will headline the events that will emphasize how Romney’s economic policies will make conditions better for the middle class. In Florida on Thursday night, Sen. Marco Rubio will headline an event in Orlando. .
  • GM profits slip 41% as European struggles take their toll

    08/02/2012 9:09:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/2/2012 | Dominic Rushe
    Business General Motors GM profits slip 41% as European struggles take their toll America's largest car firm made $1.5bn in the second quarter of 2012, with European division reporting operating loss of $361m Share 531 Email Dominic Rushe guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 August 2012 09.25 EDT General Motors GM's CEO Dan Akerson said: 'We have more work to do to offset the headwinds we face.' Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/EPA General Motors' profits fell 41% in the second quarter as troubles in Europe undercut strong sales in North America. America's largest automaker made $1.5bn in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $2.5bn...
  • Romney Campaign Needs To "Kick It Up A Notch"

    08/01/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Former governor Mitt Romney returns from his overseas trip this week to resume talking about a four-letter word that's been missing from Barack Obama's vocabulary: jobs. His mid-election trip abroad hit some bumps in the road but nothing of any consequence that's going to become an issue in a campaign year that is totally fixated on Obama's recession-teetering economy. While Romney was gone, the nation's barely breathing economic growth rate slowed to virtually comatose levels -- 1.5 percent in the second quarter with bleaker forecasts for the next three months in the 1 percent range. Life in Obama's...
  • Mitt Romney Better Move to Right, Says Emboldened Tea Party

    08/01/2012 2:10:00 PM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | Aug. 1, 2012 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    The stunning Texas victory of Ted Cruz, a young Tea Party-backed Republican over an establishment candidate vying for a Senate seat, has already so emboldened the insurgent conservative movement that activists are warning Mitt Romney he had better get on board. "These guys [newly elected Tea Party candidates]" are going to force Romney to the right," said Andrea Shell, a spokeswoman for Tea Party group Freedom Works. "That is our entire mission." His victory is the latest in a string of Tea Party candidates to tap into anti-establishment frustration within the Republican Party and overcome the steep odds and deep...
  • Heckling Romney Abroad

    08/01/2012 7:36:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Mitt Romney might have thought it was eminently sensible in an NBC interview in London to repeat exactly what the TV networks had already reported on security at the London Olympics, namely, that there was room for concern. Romney succeeded only in demonstrating how unbelievably shameless and partisan our "objective" media can be. The networks and national newspapers aggressively declared Romney had committed a diplomatic fiasco overseas and repeated London tabloid headlines heckling Romney with insults, such as "Mitt the Twit." Here's what the networks said pre-Romney. On the July 24 "Good Morning America," ABC reporter Nick Schifrin lamented "an...
  • Six Vatican Ambassadors Start Catholics for Romney Outreach

    08/01/2012 7:36:08 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 100 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 7/31/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the VaticanDr. Mary Ann Glendon Six former Vatican ambassadors have banded together to lead a new outreach for Mitt Romney presidential campaign to encourage Catholic voters to support him over pro-abortion President Barack Obama in November. The issue of abortion is one of the reasons for their decision to endorse Romney, as they explain in a new letter announcing the effort. Catholics for Romney National Co-Chairs and Former U.S. Ambassadors to the Holy See include Frank Shakespeare, Tom Melady, Ray Flynn, Jim Nicholson, Francis Rooney, and Mary Ann Glendon. Together, they wrote the following letter...
  • Romney now trying to introduce himself to voters

    07/31/2012 4:18:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/31/12 | BETH FOUHY Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Mitt Romney has been on the national political stage for nearly a decade — through two presidential bids, countless campaign events and millions of dollars spent on TV ads. But most voters still don't know him.So now he's trying to fix that.Romney has started to introduce himself to voters in earnest through a combination of carefully selected media appearances and biographical ads — before President Barack Obama's efforts to define Romney in a negative light cripple his candidacy.After a recent trip abroad, Romney is entering a period where the media glare will shine even brighter.
  • Wash. Post, NY Times furious at Romney for demolishing their false Israeli-Palestinian narrative

    07/31/2012 10:14:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    American thinker ^ | 7/31/12 | Leo Rennert
    With headlines blazing and printer's ink aplenty, the Washington Post and the New York Times turned downright apoplectic about Mitt Romney's comment in Jerusalem that differences in "culture" are the key to Israel greatly outpacing the Palestinian territories in economic performance. "Romney angers Palestinians with remarks on economy," reads a six-page headline in the Post. "With Jerusalem Comment, Romney Raises Sparks," blares a six-column headline in the Times. The headlines are a tip-off that these two papers deem Romney's remark an unpardonable affront to their own narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For years, they have blamed Israel for prolonging the...
  • Does Walesa Embrace of Romney Mean Poland Dislikes Obama?

    07/31/2012 6:30:11 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-30-2012 | Devin Dwyer
    When President Obama visited Poland last year, Prime Minister Donald Tusk told his American guest, “We feel that you are one of us.” He didn’t go as far today, at least not publicly, following a meeting with Mitt Romney. But former Polish president Lech Walesa, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, did give his seal of approval to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United States, of course, but to Europe and the rest of the world, too,” Walesa said through a translator. “Gov. Romney, get your...
  • As Romney Finishes Visit to Polish Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Press Screams, "What About Your Gaffes?"

    07/31/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 169 replies
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Kristinn
    Reporters accompanying presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney yelled questions at Romney about his so-called mistakes and gaffes on his foreign trip as the candidate left the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw today.The barrage prompted one of Romney's press aides, Rick Gorka, to lose his cool at reporters. Of course, those reporters are making the aide's profanity the story and not their own incredible rudeness.A transcript of the incident via CNN's Jim Acosta in Warsaw:CNN: "Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip? NYT: "Governor Romney do you have a statement for...
  • The "Romney/McDonnell Ticket".Two Presidents For The Price Of One?

    07/31/2012 5:32:41 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 32 replies
    As we are nearing the long awaited "Who Shot JR Moment",It's safe to assume it's down to Ryan,Portman,Rubio and McDonnell. Portman is considered the "Vanilla Candidate" and Romney would choose him if he desperately needed Ohio.But keep in mind,Neighboring McDonnell could do the trick. As we all know,Romney is going to choose someone who is very prepared to be President god forbid anything happens to Mittens,and also a VP who could run a very succsesful campaign in 2016. McDonnell could help carry Virginia,Ohio,The Carolina's and maybe even Pennsylvania. he would definitley "Energize And Reload The GOP Ticket".
  • Mitt Romney Cheered in Poland, Endorsed by Walesa

    07/30/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 83 replies
    bradenton.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    WARSAW, POLAND — Fresh from a warm embrace from iconic Polish leader Lech Walesa, Mitt Romney will wrap up a three-country trip overseas Tuesday with a major speech that he hopes will send a message that he's tough and more willing to take a harder line with rogue nations than President Barack Obama is. Romney arrived in Warsaw late Monday after a day in Gdansk, where he enjoyed the most enthusiastic reception of his six-day trip, which was marred by controversies at the first two stops, in London and Jerusalem. He was greeted in Gdansk by crowds that swarmed in...
  • Pathetic Liberals at Newsweek Recycle Wimp Cover -- and Drag Me Into It This Time

    07/30/2012 12:10:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And now I'm in a controversy with Romney. Newsweek magazine, Tina Brown's magazine, now owned Barry Diller. Newsweek: "The Wimp Factor -- Is Romney just too insecure to be president?" There's the Newsweek cover. I want to take you back, October 1987, Newsweek, same magazine, "George H. W. Bush: Fighting the Wimp Factor." They're just recycling. Tina Brown is simply recycling a 1987 cover, George Bush running for president the first time taking over for Ronaldus Magnus, fighting the wimp factor, and now here Romney, Romney, the wimp factor. Is he just at a insecure? Now, what's...
  • Romney Lacks "Skills To Be Able To Be Commander In Chief" (DWS)

    07/30/2012 5:12:10 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 93 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-29-2012
    "I think he's demonstrated pretty repeatedly since he's been out of the country that he lacks the experience, he lacks the preparation and the diplomatic skills to be able to be the commander in chief; to be able to be the president of the United States," DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on "Face the Nation" today. .....