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  • David Axelrod: Rick Perry Has a ‘Record of Decimation’

    08/12/2011 12:41:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 12, 2011 | George Stephanopoulos
    That’s what the Obama campaign’s top political strategist told me this morning when I asked him about the latest 2012 candidate, Rick Perry. The Texas Governor made it clear his campaign will focus on his state’s record of job growth – Texas created more jobs than any other state since the recession. “When you examine the entire record what’s happened to education in that state, what’s happened to health care in that state, it’s a record of decimation not of progress,” David Axelrod told me. “I don’t think the picture of Texas is what people want for the country when...
  • The Uses and Abuses of the Tea Party

    08/10/2011 12:05:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 10, 2011 | Jay Cost
    The following facts about the federal budget deficit are, as far as I know, widely accepted: First. We have a long-term deficit problem that is due to the rising costs of federal entitlements, above all Medicare.Second. Our current deficit is substantially larger than normal, due to several factors:- The economic recession, which decreased the amount of tax revenue the federal government collects;- An increase in government spending, in the form of automatic stabilizers, to mitigate the human toll of the recession;- An increase in government spending, in the form of Keynesian stimulus, to restart the engine of economic growth;- The...
  • Tea Party: Right-wing 'nutters' or mature adults?

    07/25/2011 3:33:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25 July 2011 | Mark Mardell
    My last blog before I went on holiday was about the debt crisis. It's still going on. President Obama is to address the nation this evening. One of the most interesting interventions while I was away was from the UK's Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Vince Cable. He said the world's economy was being put in peril by "a few right-wing nutters" in the American Congress.If they are nutters, they are remarkably successful ones. The truth is that Tea Party-backed Republicans are winning this fight over raising the debt ceiling. It is far from over. But they've already won the argument...
  • Caption (or Re-title) Levi Johnston's New Book Cover

    05/11/2011 1:00:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | May 11, 2011
  • 'Presidenting while black' is birthers' biggest problem with Obama

    05/05/2011 12:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Kansas City Star / The Miami Herald ^ | May 5, 2011 | Leonard Pitts Jr.
    One thinks of rats scurrying off a sinking ship. Meaning the new exodus of birthers from birtherism. Fox News now says in a blog post that it hardly pushed the birther issue at all. Wonder how folks got the idea Fox did that? Oh yeah: by watching Fox. And Rush Limbaugh says he “warned people this was a dead end.” This is the same Limbaugh who recently said there were “legitimate citizenship questions” about President Obama. Granted, some on the right were starting to distance themselves from this absurdity even before Obama finally released his long form birth certificate last...
  • Birthers' Quest Was Motivated Mainly By Race (Brobdingnagian Barf Alert!!!)

    04/28/2011 5:16:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 28, 2011 | Left wing lunatic EUGENE ROBINSON
    Let's see: The Arab world is in tumult, with worrying signs that a Libya-style descent into civil war may be happening in Syria, where the stakes are unimaginably higher. Nearby, the warring Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, may be forming a united front. Closer to home, new leaders are being tapped for the Pentagon and the CIA. The government is fast approaching its legal debt ceiling. Painfully high gasoline prices have put the nation in a sour mood. Tornadoes are wreaking death and destruction across the South. So the leader of the free world summons the media for an important...
  • Michele Bachmann fakes her own family's history

    04/06/2011 5:48:19 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 294 replies
    City pages Blog ^ | 04/04/2011 | Nick Pinto
    There are some cultures in which telling self-serving lies about your own ancestors would be so shameful as to be inconceivable. Michele Bachmann's culture is apparently not one of these. Bachmann, who's flirting with a presidential run, was in the early-primary state of Iowa last week for the Rediscover God in America conference. Bachmann was born in Iowa, as she told the crowd. But she couldn't leave it at just being an ordinary Iowan: "I'm actually even more than just an Iowan," she told her audience. "I'm a seventh-generation Iowan. Our family goes back to the 1850s, to the first...
  • Liberal operatives have launched an anti-Issa crusade

    02/15/2011 3:35:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 15, 2011 | Ed Lasky
    Here we go again -- the politics of personal destruction. Liberal operatives have launched an assault on Congressman Darrell Issa (Republican Congressman) to try to silence him and put an end to the investigations he has started to reveal what the Obama administration has been up to the last two years. Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan of Politico report: Democrats are understandably obsessed with Darrell Issa -- he's built himself up as a one-man investigative machine aimed straight at the Obama presidency. But a handful of liberal political operatives in California -- including a former Hillary Clinton hand - are taking...
  • NBC Reporter Brands Lee Atwater 'The Notorious'

    01/17/2011 7:42:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Another young product of Columbia J-school, another typical MSMer . . . Appearing on MSNBC's Daily Rundown today, NBC reporter Domenico Montanaro spoke of "the egregious Lee Atwater." What made the insult particularly . . . notorious is that it was entirely gratuitous, utterly unrelated to the subject at hand. Montanaro was reporting on the fact that Reince Priebus is the youngest RNC Chairman since Atwater. Montanaro first refers simply to "Lee Atwater," but then pauses and rephrases as "the notorious Lee Atwater." So Montanaro went out of his way to swipe at the late Atwater, who at the end...
  • Gabby Giffords, a tragic prophet (WaPo Dancing in the Blood Some More)

    01/10/2011 3:25:58 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 Jan 11 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    There is one commentator whose words should enlighten us on the meaning of Saturday's shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the savage murders that took the lives of, among others, a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. The person is Giffords herself. In an interview last March, the Arizona Democrat anticipated almost everything being said now and explained why what happened on Saturday is a violation of our national self-image as "a beacon." Our pride, she said, is that "we effect change at the ballot box" and not through "outbursts of violence." _________________________________ "We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list,"...
  • Obama Officials Use Fox News to Smear Conservative Group in Shootings

    01/09/2011 7:40:33 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 37 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 9, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    However, Jennifer Griffin of Fox News recklessly and irresponsibly claimed on Sunday morning that the killer was a political conservative. Using Obama officials as her sources, she reported that “intelligence gathered by the Department of Homeland Security and shared with state officials across the United States” had revealed “a strong suspicion” that the shooter was influenced by a conservative publication called American Renaissance (AR).
  • Grey lady's 'cyberconspiracy' accusation falls short

    12/30/2010 12:30:51 PM PST · by paltz · 1 replies · 9+ views
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 12/30/10 | Kerry Picket
    EXCERPT- Knowing very well most Americans objected to the "end of life" measure in the new health care legislation due to fears it could eventually give doctors a government financial incentive or even mandate to encourage severely ill patients to make life ending decisions too prematurely, Congressman Blumenauer thumbed his nose to the masses. It must be painfully obvious to Mr. Blumenauer that Americans did not want his end-of-life measure, so the Oregon Congressman decided to run around the will of the people by bureaucratic fiat. Instead, he and his fellow Democrats eventually omitted the measure from the bill only...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas' Former Lover Speaks Out on Relationship in TV Interview

    10/22/2010 8:25:01 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 199 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/22/2010 | By DEVIN DWYER
    Lillian McEwen Says Thomas Had 'Obsession with Porn,' Bolsters Anita Hill Testimony A former girlfriend of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has broken her 19-year silence about a "serious" relationship the two had during the 1980s, reigniting the debate over Thomas' sexual behavior first sparked by Anita Hill's famed confirmation hearing testimony in 1991. Lillian McEwen, a retired prosecutor, law professor and administrative law judge, discussed her intimacy with Thomas in a lengthy television interview Friday with reporter Rebecca Cooper of ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington, D.C. "He was obsessed with pornography," McEwen told Cooper. "It was something...
  • Google is latest weapon against Republicans

    10/19/2010 9:11:13 AM PDT · by facedodge · 35 replies
    politico ^ | October 18, 2010 06:35 PM EDT | Sarah Lai Stirland
    <p>How many clicks does it take to soil a candidate’s online reputation? A prominent liberal activist would like to find out.</p> <p>Chris Bowers, campaign director for the Daily Kos, is launching a behind-the-scenes campaign against 98 House Republican candidates that attempts to capitalize on voters' Google search habits in the hopes of influencing midterm races.</p>
  • Obama is losing it

    10/11/2010 11:11:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2010 | John Feehery
    If you are an American and you travel anywhere in the world in an official capacity, one of your first meetings is likely to be with the local American Chamber of Commerce. Meeting with AmChams (as they are called) is an essential way to get a better understanding of how American businesses are doing in selling American products overseas. Members of AmChams (who are usually American) have an acute understanding of the local laws, the obstacles that foreign governments often place in the way of trade and the opportunities that exist for further investment. AmChams are the tip of the...
  • Report: Candidate in Ohio wore German SS uniform (MSM Spin, Desperation Alert)

    10/10/2010 3:52:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 9, 2010
    TOLEDO, Ohio — A report says a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio dressed up in a German SS uniform to participate in Nazi reenactments. Excerpted per FR posting rules.
  • Former Whitman Housekeeper Says She's "Nobody's Puppet"

    10/05/2010 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 67 replies
    KTLA-Los Angeles ^ | Oct. 5, 2010 | KTLA News
    LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- A former housekeeper for gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman held a news conference Tuesday to tell the public she is not a puppet for attorney Gloria Allred, Jerry Brown or anyone else. Nicky Diaz Santillan, appeared with Allred for a third week to claim that Meg Whitman knew she was an illegal immigrant when she worked for the former eBay founder for nine years. Santillan says it was only after Whitman launched her campaign that she was fired. 'I want everyone to know my name," Santillan said. "I make my own decisions and I am nobody's...
  • Boiling Mad - Inside Tea Party America, by Kate Zernike

    10/04/2010 12:35:59 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 52 replies
    Macmillan ^ | October 4, 2010
    Boiling Mad: A surprising and revealing look inside the Tea Party movement—where it came from, what it stands for, and what it means for the future of American politics They burst on the scene at the height of the Great Recession—angry voters gathering by the thousands to rail against bailouts and big government. Evoking the Founding Fathers, they called themselves the Tea Party. Within the year, they had changed the terms of debate in Washington, emboldening Republicans and confounding a new administration's ability to get things done. Boiling Mad is Kate Zernike's eye-opening look inside the Tea Party, introducing us...
  • Village Voice Writer Trapped In White Derangement Feedback Loop

    09/30/2010 12:09:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Reason ^ | September 29, 2010 | Armin Rosen
    I don't think I ever want to meet Steven Thrasher in person. Aside from the fact that the NPR and Village Voice contributor has an ominously violent last name, this dude is p!ssed. Despite this, I'll admit that while reading his recent Voice cover essay on the insanity of white America, I occasionally pictured myself giving Mr. Thrasher a hug. Don't worry, Steven, I'd whisper: Christine O'Donnell is down 15 percent in Delaware. The Islamic community center near Ground Zero will soon be a reality. A single tweet from Sarah Palin doesn't signal the end of white American sanity. (In fact, there is...
  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...