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  • We will not waste our limited resources on FR in support for a liberal progressive LIAR

    04/13/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2,351 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    A reminder for those who are not receiving the message: Romney is a pathological compulsive liar. Lie after lie papered over with more lies. Doesn’t even flinch when caught in bald faced lies, simply tells another big whopper to cover up or dodge the issue. Funny thing, the man actually seems to believe his own latest lies and simply ignores the glaring record of his past actions/lies. And you have true blue establishment elite RINO Republicans like Karl Rove enabling and backing up his lies. Their motivation is simply to hang on to power (and riches) any way they can....
  • Frozen falling faeces flummox Germans

    02/25/2012 5:31:11 AM PST · by billorites · 33 replies
    The Local ^ | February 21, 2012
    There have been at least three incidents of falling bodily waste in the last few weeks in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Saxony, according to the daily Bild Zeitung. Although chunks of ice have been known to fall from aircraft in the past, the string of recent incidents has officials scratching their heads, but thankful that no-one has been hurt so far. In Rodersdorf, Saxony two weekends ago, an 81 year-old pensioner heard something hitting his roof. Upon further investigation he found 20-centimetre frozen balls in his garden that stank terribly. And earlier in February a 1.5-kilo chunk of urine crashed into...
  • On Romney's Michigan Tour, A Change Of Pace

    02/25/2012 3:57:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | February 25, 2012 | Ari Shapiro
    Feb 25, 2012 (Weekend Edition Saturday) — The presidential candidate loosened up a bit in his home state, politicking in a way that hasn't happened lately. Many of the states that have voted recently are just too large to shake everyone's hand. But not everyone is giving Mitt Romney a warm welcome ahead of Tuesday's primary. Mitt Romney is on a bus tour across Michigan, hoping to win the votes of the state where he grew up. With primary day Tuesday, Romney seems to have closed the gap in polls with Rick Santorum. This trip has the feel of those...
  • Questions Surface On Gingrich Campaign Travel Payments

    02/18/2012 8:47:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    Questions Surface On Gingrich Campaign Travel Payments By Luke Rosiak February 17, 2012 When Newt Gingrich’s campaign disclosed in October it planned to pay the candidate $70,000 for travel expenses in the third quarter, the transfer was an anomaly among presidential campaigns. But weeks ago, the former House speaker revised his third-quarter bill: He actually expected to personally receive $115,000 of the funds donated to his campaign to reimburse himself for expenses during that period. The campaign would not explain how the candidate forgot about $45,000 in receipts, what they were for or why the campaign wasn’t simply paying the...
  • Mitt Romney Central Chat (Spying Thread)

    02/08/2012 6:13:24 PM PST · by JediJones · 8 replies
    Mitt Romney Central Chat ^ | 2/8/2012 | Mitt Romney Central Chat
    I thought it'd be fun to spy on this Mitt Romney live chat room to see what they're saying in the wake of his defeats. Below is your window into the mind of the Romneybots via some excerpts. They're somewhat depressed over the loss and going into attack mode on Santorum like good like Romneybots. Feel free to monitor the chat room and post any interesting tidbits here. Note all the insulting remarks towards evangelicals, "crackers," and right-wingers. Also, I was surprised to see a fair amount of them are semi-supporting Ron Paul or want him as V.P. They posted...
  • Sarah Palin: Newt Gingrich's secret weapon

    01/27/2012 5:45:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 27, 2012 | Ginger Gibson
    Newt Gingrich has a new unofficial campaign surrogate and her name is Sarah Palin. As the 2008 veep nominee sees it, Gingrich is getting a raw deal from the national media and conservative elite, the very same forces who conspired against her when she was on the national ticket. Palin hasn’t endorsed Gingrich — and has no official role in his campaign — but she is repeatedly surfacing at just the right times on the national airwaves to vociferously defend him. In her latest appearance, Palin stated: “Look at Newt Gingrich, what’s going on with him via the establishment’s attacks,”...
  • Pro-Gingrich PAC claims Florida stations are holding up ads

    01/27/2012 2:55:44 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    foxnews ^ | January 27, 2012 | Joy Lin
    The pro-Newt Gingrich PAC "Winning Our Future" claims that "at least six" stations in Florida have -- as of Thursday -- been telling the group they need more documentation to run their ads. "Stations all across Florida started to pull spots asking for fact checking," said Gregg Phillips, managing director of Winning Our Future, who accused the outlets of being "lazy" and suggested they were part of a coordinated effort across Florida to derail Newt Gingrich. The SuperPAC currently has three ads running in Florida. Phillips speculated this kind of fact-checking wasn't being done on Romney ads.
  • Rush just filleted Elliot Abrams' Newt-bashing as hoodwinked by Romneybots. (Rush is right vanity)

    01/27/2012 10:01:51 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Broadcast | 01/27/12 | (vanity)
    Holy cow. Powerful start to Rush's show today. - Disclaimer: this information is provided as an imprecise, recollection second-hand of statements on Rush Limbaugh's broadcast this morning. No claim of accuracy is made, do your own due diligence please. - Yesterday, one of the most damning statements (as far as Newt's perspective would be) Rush made, as he was attempting on-air to make sense of the blizzard of Newt-hate yesterday from Drudge et al, was his thoughts about a rather nasty article by Elliot Abrams. The article claimed Newt Gingrich opposed Reagan's foreign policy toward the evil empire. Rush clearly...
  • Elliot Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt (Lying about Newt for Romney)

    01/27/2012 10:17:19 AM PST · by KansasGirl · 52 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/27/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    As Ronald Reagan used to say: Well. Yesterday we took note of former Reagan State Department official Elliott Abrams' piece over at NRO that went after Newt Gingrich on his relationship with Reagan. While voting regularly with Reagan as a young congressman from Georgia, Gingrich, claimed Abrams, "often spewed insulting rhetoric at Reagan, his top aides and his policies to defeat Communism." Abrams then goes on to cite " a famous floor statement Gingrich made on March 21, 1986." Or sort of cites it.  In fact, I'm sorry to say, what appears to be going on here is that Elliott...
  • Lying about Reagan to get Romney elected

    01/27/2012 10:30:07 AM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 27, 2012 at 12:45pm | William A. Jacobson
    I have been pounding the keyboard all week about the lies and distortions of the Romney campaign and supporters about Newt’s record of support for Ronald Reagan. These allegations were played out by the Romney campaign and on Drudge, and did serious damage to Newt, both substantively and by forcing Newt to get off message. I was highly suspicious of several accounts, including that by Elliot Abrams, regarding a speech by Newt in 1986. That article in National Review gave rise to this notorious Drudge headline:
  • Was Elliot Abrams Deceived on Newt?

    01/27/2012 11:33:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned his name yesterday -- Jeffrey Lord was in the political office of the White House during the first term of Reagan, maybe both terms. Jeffrey Lord now writes at the American Spectator. Jeffrey Lord, like me, didn't understand all this stuff at Newt yesterday. AP has a story referring to me now as "conservative radio titan." And they describe me as trying to defend Newt on this yesterday, and in the process, nevertheless, recounting all of the things that Newt had said. I wasn't trying to defend Newt, as AP said. All I was saying...
  • Romney & His Supporters Engaging In Constant Personal Attacks Sound Just Like Race-Baiting Democrats

    01/27/2012 1:09:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    1/27/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Democrats to others they disagree with, especially if it deals with an Obama political policy: "you are a racist." McCain: Gingrich is "dangerous." Romney: Gingrich is "erratic." Lots more where that came from, too. Especially from Romney. Romney during the last debate: Santorum is "angry." Gov. Christie: Newt is embarassing to the GOP. Get ready....soon Romney and his supporters will be calling Gingrich a "racist"? There will be nastiness, but Romney started it all with his vicious ad-hominem laced ads in Iowa, and neither Gingrich, Santorum or Paul have even come close to taking the hurling of personal insults to...
  • Fake CNN email used as dirty trick in South Carolina (Anti-Gingrich)

    01/20/2012 9:01:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-20-12 | Peter Hamby
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - In what appears to be a last ditch attempt to halt Newt Gingrich's late momentum in South Carolina, a fake CNN Breaking News alert was emailed to state Republican activists early Thursday morning claiming that the former House Speaker pressured his ex-wife to have an abortion. CNN did not send out the email alert. It's not clear how many people received the fake email, though at least two members of the South Carolina GOP Executive Committee, who did not want to be named, were among those who found the missive in their inboxes this morning....
  • DRUDGE SIRENS: NETWORK TO AIR INTERVIEW THURSDAY ON NIGHTLINE

    01/18/2012 3:41:06 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 542 replies
    Drudge ^ | Wednesday January 17, 2012
    Exclusive... Developing...just headlines
  • Santorum accuses Romney of playing 'dirty politics'

    01/17/2012 8:11:31 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 17, 2011 | Michael Finnegan
    Rick Santorum accused rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday of running a “dirty politics” robocall campaign in South Carolina to discredit the former Pennsylvania senator and mislead voters in the state’s fiercely contested Republican presidential primary Saturday. Campaigning at the Yorktown aircraft carrier museum in Charleston Harbor, Santorum slammed the former Massachusetts governor for an automated call that plays a tape of Santorum endorsing Romney’s 2008 run for the GOP presidential nomination. “Gov. Romney, out there playing a recording from four years ago, and suggesting that I’m endorsing him, is another example of Gov. Romney misleading the public about my record...
  • Why I Reluctantly Will Endorse Mitt Romney [Why we reluctantly will zot]

    12/30/2011 6:12:25 PM PST · by Neoavatara · 238 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | December 30, 2011 | Neoavatara
    My choice for President is Mitt Romney. I just shuddered at that statement. But there it is. There is the reality that 13 debates, months of bickering and intrigue, and countless discussions with conservative brethren have brought me. It is kind of a sad reality. Is this the best conservatives could do? So here has been my calculation for who I would support, from the beginning. First, the candidate must be electable and able to defeat Barack Obama, both electorally and intellectually. Second, they must broaden the base of the Republican Party, both on the conservative and moderate sides. Third,...
  • Gingrich: Campaign Worker's Signature Fraud Cost Slot on Virginia Ballot

    12/28/2011 1:45:07 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | December 28th, 2011 | Shawna Shepherd
    Algona, Iowa (CNN) - Newt Gingrich cited fraud Wednesday as the reason he didn't get on the Virginia primary ballot. Last week his campaign acknowledged they used paid volunteers to scramble to get the required 10,000 signatures but fell short after the former House speaker and Virginia resident boasted his campaign was submitting as many as 12,000-14,000 signatures. On a campaign stop at an Algona chocolate store, the former House speaker said the "mistake" occurred because one of their workers committed fraud.
  • Did the VA GOP change the rules on primary ballot access in November 2011?

    12/26/2011 8:40:42 AM PST · by TBBT · 204 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/26/2011 | Moe Lane
    Richard Winger over at Ballot Access News has an EXTREMELY interesting post (link via here) on the mess that the Virginia Republican party has found itself in over… access to the ballot in Virginia. For those coming in late, background here and here: the very short version is that the VA GOP only certified Mitt Romney and Ron Paul for its primary ballot. Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich both had too many signatures tossed; Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, and Michele Bachmann didn’t even try. Of the seven candidates, one (Romney) had more than enough signatures (15K) to bypass the verification...
  • VA GOP Changed Ballot Access Rules Last Month

    12/26/2011 10:23:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/26/11 | Publius
    There are currently many news stories and blog discussions about the Virginia presidential primary ballot access law. Some large blogs, such as Red State, have over 300 comments about the story. Some defend the current Virginia ballot access laws on the grounds that in past presidential elections, a fairly large number of Republican presidential primary candidates managed to qualify. But what has not been reported is that in the only other presidential primaries in which Virginia required 10,000 signatures (2000, 2004, and 2008) the signatures were not checked. Any candidate who submitted at least 10,000 raw signatures was put on...
  • Slumping Gingrich promises sharper counter-punch

    12/20/2011 4:13:51 PM PST · by presidio9 · 105 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Dec 20, 2011 | Mark Felsenthal
    Slipping in polls under an onslaught of attacks, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich promises to wage a sharper and more aggressive campaign in the final two weeks before Iowa kicks off the party's nominating race. Gingrich says he will be quicker to respond to attacks and more agile in getting his message across to voters who may have lost faith in him after rivals launched a withering barrage of criticism of his past as a Washington insider. A 44-stop bus tour in the run-up to the January 3 Iowa caucus, daily calls with supporters to respond to new criticisms and...
  • Romney predicts tea party will turn on Gingrich

    12/17/2011 9:56:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2011 | Kasie Hunt
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mitt Romney is mocking Newt Gingrich's long record in Washington and says conservative tea party voters eventually will reject the former House speaker who's Romney chief presidential rival. Romney tells reporters in South Carolina that he thinks the state's tea party voters will turn on Gingrich because of his work for the mortgage company Freddie Mac and his consulting time in Washington....
  • [Romney appointed] Boston judge temporarily blocks Occupy removal

    11/16/2011 1:36:13 PM PST · by krysztof68 · 18 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 16 November 2011 | John Zaremba
    <p>A judge handed Occupy Boston a major win today, granting a court order that forbids police to carry out a New York-style clearing of the Dewey Square encampment except in cases that pose a major threat to public safety. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre issued a temporary restraining order this afternoon, saying Occupiers will allowed to stay camped peacefully opposite South Station until a court hearing for a preliminary injunction Dec. 1. Police are still allowed to clear the park if there is an “outbreak of violence” or a catastrophe such as a fire, she said. “It’s a big victory,” said Occupy Boston member Kristopher Eric Martin. “Not only in Boston, across the country, this is a big victory in the sense our First Amendment rights are going to be heard.” The order does not, however, prevent police from making arrests on the property, part of the state-owned and privately managed Rose Kennedy Greenway. Lawyers for the Occupy Boston requested the restraining order as a pre-emptive move, after police in New York removed protesters and seized tents from Zuccotti Park, the site of the original and figurehead Occupy Wall Street demonstration. Attorneys for the city argued that Occupy Boston’s lawyers jumped the gun; there has been no wholesale clearing of demonstrators to date, and they say the city has no plans to carry out such an operation. “This is a simple matter,” attorney Raquel Webster argued on the city’s behalf. “We should not be here today. It’s premature.”</p>
  • Cain accuser filed complaint at next job (Kraushaar)

    11/09/2011 1:20:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 145 replies
    AP/CBS ^ | 11/9/11
    A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999 complained three years later at her next job about unfair treatment, saying she should be allowed to work from home after a serious car accident and accusing a manager of circulating a sexually charged email, The Associated Press has learned. Karen Kraushaar, 55, filed the complaint while working as a spokeswoman at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Justice Department in late 2002 or early 2003, with the assistance of her lawyer, Joel Bennett, who also handled her earlier sexual harassment complaint against...
  • Mitt Romney: Allegations against Cain must be “addressed seriously” (WATCH VIDEO)

    11/08/2011 1:21:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Was it wise for Mitt Romney to offer any opinion on Herman Cain’s campaign crisis? Romney tells George Stephanopoulos in an interview today that he finds the allegations “serious” and particularly disturbing,” although Romney declines to answer whether they are disqualifying if true. All he says in that regard is that Cain has to address the allegations directly: Mitt Romney today for the first time characterized sexual harassment allegations facing fellow GOP candidate Herman Cain as “particularly disturbing.”“These are serious allegations, George,” said Romney in an exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC News and Yahoo. ”And they’re...
  • Romney: Cain allegations 'particularly disturbing'

    11/08/2011 10:30:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/8/11 | AP
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says allegations that rival Herman Cain groped a former employee are "particularly disturbing" and must be addressed. Romney told ABC News/ Yahoo! on Tuesday that he will not judge whether Sharon Bialek's claims against Cain are true. He declined to say whether they are disqualifying. ... Romney .. "These are serious allegations and they're going to have to be addressed."
  • Romney buddy, Dick Marriott, maintains connections with NRA

    11/05/2011 5:27:55 AM PDT · by syriacus · 22 replies
    various | November 5, 2011 | Syriacus
    This is a collection of links to bolster my contention that Dick Marriott, former treasurer and former head of the National Restaurant Association, maintains connections with the NRA. I apologize for the the sporadic way in which I will be posting links. I am baby-sitting for my adorable grandson and will be cooking for guests today. Dick Marriott is a close friend of Mitt Rommey, who is named after Dick's father, J. Willard Marriott.
  • Lawyer for Cain’s accuser: She wants to tell her side of the story (No more confidentiality?)

    11/02/2011 7:23:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Allahpundit
    She wants to, but … she can’t because of the confidentiality provisions in the settlement agreement. That puts Cain in a tough spot. Even though it’s up to the NRA, not him, to waive those provisions, the media will want to know if he thinks they should. If he says no, it looks like he has something to hide and that he’s afraid of what she might say. If he says yes, the NRA might very well issue the waiver and then this story is suddenly rolling along again. Obviously, if she wants to speak publicly, she thinks she has...
  • Cain Sexual Harrassment?

    11/01/2011 3:32:54 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Me
    I'm just watching the interview with Herman Cain on Greta. If I understand him right, he says the only women of the two he even remembers by name worked in the government/PAC dept. of the restaurant association. Interesting. I don't know, but wondering-- would she be in a position to represent restaurant and service workers unions interests in the PAC? Cain said the first woman was dismissed and the accusations were deemed "baseless" and that she left with what was the equivalent of her owed severance package . Now this women shows up and Cain says he doesn't even believe...
  • Politico won’t say if rival campaign fed them Cain story

    10/31/2011 5:25:00 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 31 Oct 2011 | Alex Pappas
    Politico won’t say if a rival campaign fed them the story about sexual harassment allegations made against current Republican presidential front-runner Herman Cain in the 1990s. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday pressed reporter Ken Vogel of Politico on whether the publication relied on opposition research from one of Cain’s rivals. “Politics are politics as you said, and certainly there are people that are digging up opposition research,” Vogel said. “I’m just not going to do anything that would identify — that would point to the identity of our original source.” “We don’t think that the original source is as important...
  • Cain campaign manager: “Hard to believe” a GOP rival would plant the sexual harassment story

    10/31/2011 2:50:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The question followed hard on the heels of the original Politico story and harder on the heels of Herman Cain’s dismissal of years-old allegations that he behaved inappropriately toward two women: Who leaked the information in the first place?Cain’s campaign manager says he has “no clue,” according to a report by The Daily Caller’s Alex Pappas. “I have no idea,” chief of staff Mark Block told The Daily Caller. “No clue. I would find it hard to believe that anybody from another campaign would do that, but then again this is politics. Isn’t it?” Guy Benson explains why it’s really...
  • Former Campaign Aide Says Cain’s Behavior ‘Never Even Bordered on Inappropriate in the Slightest’

    10/30/2011 9:33:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 50 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 103011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    You have to read pretty far down into the Politico story before you find that response from Herman Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon, and the article sticks all the exculpatory material at the end: Ron Magruder, Denise Marie Fugo and Joseph Fassler, the chair, vice chair and immediate past chairman of the National Restaurant Association board of directors at the time of Cain’s departure, said they hadn’t heard about any complaints regarding Cain making unwanted advances. “I have never heard that. It would be news to me,” said Fugo, who runs a Cleveland, Ohio, catering company, adding such behavior would be...
  • Desperation: The High Tech Lynching of Uppity Herman Cain Begins

    10/30/2011 8:18:34 PM PDT · by montag813 · 291 replies · 2+ views
    Real Feminist ^ | 10-31-2011 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri UrbanReal FeministPolitico sicks no less than FOUR reporters onto vague nearly 20 year old allegations to smear new GOP Frontrunner Herman Cain.So desperate are the powers that be to bring down this uber-successful black businessman, that they are doing a Clarence Thomas on him, complete with sketchy allegations such as: a woman “accused him of innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature” and conversations that were regarded as “improper in a professional relationship.” Can you possibly be any more vague? A few weeks ago a group of “feminists” commemorated the 20th anniversary of dopey fraudster...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Cain Hit-Piece Article JournoList Martin a "Punk" on Beck Show (Rewind)

    10/31/2011 12:15:11 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn Beck Show Oct. 2010 via YouTube ^ | 31 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    This guy--who slammed Herman Cain yesterday--tried to get Sarah Palin, too. She called him a "punk" on Glenn Beck's Radio show nearly one full year ago. @ 00:48, and further exposes Politico's method of hatchet jobs and then not retracting nor accepting responsibility afterwards when proven WRONG. PALIN CLIP HERE ON JONATHAN MARTIN. Furthermore, this Jonathan Martin (Politico) individual, we have come to find out was:a) Almost nominated to be in the top 10 of a list of worst liberal journalists in the United States. Helen Thomas went on to claim the top spot.b) Was exposed as member of the...
  • Politico’s Jonathan Martin Smears Palin with False Facts (Flashback: Herman Cain hit piece author)

    10/30/2011 11:07:39 PM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Oct 21st 2010 | Retracto, the Correction Alpaca
    In his piece today entitled “Sarah Palin is wreaking havoc on the campaign trail, GOP sources say,” Politico’s Jonathan Martin (who was tasked with the Republican Party beat for the website for the 2008 elections) falsely claims Sarah Palin backed out of a scheduled interview with talk-radio host Mark Levin: According to a source familiar with the situation, she backed out of planned interviews with conservative talk-show hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin the morning she was scheduled to talk to them. Levin contested this claim on his facebook page, and has asked Politico to retract this statement: This is...
  • Karl Rove Says Cain’s Finished, Zogby Says He ‘Trounces’ Romney Head-to-Head

    10/30/2011 8:51:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 119 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/11 | AWR Hawkins
    When Gov. Sarah Palin was deciding whether or not to get into the presidential race, Karl Rove was popping up on Fox News to talk about why her skin was too thin for the job. And when Gov. Rick Perry was thinking about his entrance into the race, Rove was Johnny-on-the-spot with reasons why a Perry candidacy would not be viable either. Now Rove’s moved on to Herman Cain, whose candidacy he’s doing all he can to sink, sidetrack, or otherwise derail.
  • Coulter:Politico's Smear Of Cain Shows Liberal Media "Terrified Of Strong, Conservative, Black Men"

    10/30/2011 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | Oct. 30, 2011
    Ann Coulter responds to a report from the "liberal publication" Politico that Herman Cain sexually harassed two women while he was the president of the National Restaurant Association. The most damning part of the report, which is not well sourced, seems to be that Mr. Cain made "physical gestures" that weren't sexual in nature, but made the women uncomfortable: There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable and that they regarded as improper in a professional relationship.
  • Exclusive: Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

    10/30/2011 6:56:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 30 replies
    Polutico ^ | Sunday October 30, 2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN & MAGGIE HABERMAN & ANNA PALMER & KENNETH P. VOGEL Read more: http://www.politico.c
    During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO. The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures. In a series of comments over...
  • Cain denies report of sexual harassment

    10/30/2011 6:20:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2011 | KASIE HUNT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican candidate Herman Cain is denying a report claiming he was repeatedly accused of sexual harassment. In a statement to The Associated Press Sunday night, Cain's campaign said a media report that Cain was accused of sexual harassment at least twice during his tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association isn't true and represents unfair attacks.
  • Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

    10/30/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 344 replies
    Exclusive: Two women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer and Kenneth P. Vogel October 30, 2011 08:00 PM EDT During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO. The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave...
  • Did Tokyo Rove’s shilling for Willard on Hannity’s show sound like a stretch to you?

    10/27/2011 2:39:47 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 28 replies
    Oct, 27, 2011 | self, vanity
    Is it just me, and because I don't like Rove, or did "the Architect" sound like he was really reaching with his attacks on Herman Cain on Hannity's show just now?
  • Karl Rove and others circle wagons to (try to) save the GOP

    10/26/2011 9:20:55 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/26/11 | Jonathan Capehart
    Karl Rove has been rather chatty of late. He’s taken a hammer to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) over the birther nonsense and to Herman Cain for basic unpreparedness. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell thought Rove was “trying to circle the wagons around Mitt Romney as an inevitable nominee.” While I saw where he was coming from, I had a different take. Rove isn’t circling the wagons around Romney. He’s circling the wagons around the Republican Party as a legitimate political party in the United States. Rove is not alone in this endeavor.
  • Herman Cain: Karl Rove is trying to destroy me

    10/24/2011 12:04:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 Oct 2011 | y MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Herman Cain pushed back hard at Karl Rove's recitation of his recent campaign fumbles and miscues - which he presented on a whiteboard on Fox News this morning - and accused the operative of trying to do him intentional damage in a Byron York interview: "It's a good thing the voters are not looking at Karl Rove's little whiteboard," Cain said in a phone conversation from a stop in Chicago Monday afternoon. "I believe it is a deliberate attempt to damage me because I am not, quote unquote, the establishment choice. But why not go with the choice that the...
  • Perry and Bachmann Take Veiled Swipes At Cain In Iowa

    10/23/2011 4:39:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    The Lebanon Daily Star ^ | October 24, 2011 01:04 AM | By John Whitesides
    DES MOINES, Iowa: Republicans Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann took veiled swipes at surging presidential rival Herman Cain Saturday as six of the party’s White House hopefuls courted social conservatives at an Iowa forum. Appearing separately before about 1,000 conservative activists, the Republican candidates all pledged to protect the unborn, defend traditional marriage, limit government and bring an end to the presidency of Democrat Barack Obama. But Cain, the former pizza executive, came under indirect fire for seeming to suggest earlier this week that while he opposed abortion, government should not be trying to tell a woman what to do...
  • Mitt Romney Going for Quick Kill of Rick Perry

    10/23/2011 3:57:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 48 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | Updated: October 22, 2011 | 10:41 a.m. | By Jim O'Sullivan
    In a new website, in a controversial ad that was launched and then quickly pulled, and in the now-infamous touching episode during Tuesday’s debate, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is handling rival Rick Perry as if the Texas governor’s poll numbers were not at a paltry single digit. He is, in short, treating Perry more and more like Perry has Herman Cain’s numbers. Why? Because despite the terrible reviews of Perry’s debate performances and the ugly polling data that show him struggling even in his base in the South, Perry is still Romney’s biggest threat. Perry did, after all, best...
  • Rick Perry's Prime Directive: Destroy Cain

    10/23/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 219 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | 5:00 pm on October 23, 2011
    The Iowa caucuses are now just 72 days away. Once Iowans vote on Jan. 3, the 2012 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination ceases to be about debates and gaffes and spin, and begins to be about actual results. This week’s uproar over Herman Cain’s CNN interview with Piers Morgan will likely be a distant and irrelevant memory by Jan. 3. Despite Cain’s rhetorical difficulty in consistently articulating a pro-life position, his bona fides on the issue have long been established, as demonstrated in 2006 when he led a $1 million effort to encourage black voters to vote pro-life. What...
  • Perry Campaign Chartered a Plane Used in Drug-Smuggling Ring

    10/23/2011 11:39:27 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 58 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2011 | Mark Maremont
    The campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, which said Wednesday it had underpaid wealthy donors for use of their private jets, has another ticklish plane problem. For a campaign swing that started late last month, Mr. Perry’s campaign chartered a Gulfstream III owned by a California Mexican-food company, Marquez Brothers International, according to flight records and a Marquez Brothers executive. The same plane was used in a major cocaine-smuggling ring involving a well-known hip-hop music executive that was busted by federal officials last November, according to federal court filings. A pilot who flew the Marquez Brothers plane was among those...
  • Once-rising Cain may soon fizzle with GOP.

    10/19/2011 9:44:30 PM PDT · by Clairity · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Oct 19, 2011 | Charlotte Observer Editorial Staff
    His business acumen, his conservative credentials and his plainspokenness drove his popularity up quickly. But as with many politicians on both sides of the aisle, the more the public sees of him, the less appetizing he becomes. He has repeatedly revealed his lack of understanding of key issues. CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Cain if he could imagine as president giving in to an al-Qaida demand to free all of the hundreds of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for freeing one American soldier. "I could see myself authorizing that kind of transfer, but what I would do is, I...
  • Mitt Romney's Cyberwar on Rick Perry (an anti-Perry website show Romney is desperate)

    10/18/2011 10:29:29 PM PDT · by Sun · 73 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 18, 2011 | John Hudson
    Mitt Romney is going negative on Rick Perry, and he's using one of the most tried-and-true methods: the Internet. Today, Romney for President Inc. launched (snip) an anti-Rick Perry website aimed at undermining the former Massachusetts governor's best-funded opponent. snip The Washington Post shows other anti-Perry Web domain names are being gobbled up snip While no one is claiming ownership of the anti-Perry domains, The Post's Philip Rucker and T.W. Farnam note that the same day the domain names were purchased, Romney's campaign bought $2,851 worth of domain names at GoDaddy.com, which was the same vendor that sold the anti-Perry...
  • Top Rubio Staffer Reportedly Pushed for Early Florida Primary to Help Romney

    10/13/2011 1:26:58 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 21 replies
    The other McCain ^ | Thursday October 13, 2011 | John Stacy McCain
    When Florida defied Republican National Committee rules to move the state’s 2012 presidential primary from an RNC-approved March date to Jan. 31, conservatives immediately suspected that state party insiders had orchestrated the move to help former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney thwart the momentum of Tea Party-backed candidate Herman Cain. Some Florida activists focused their suspicion on moderates in state party leadership – former Gov. Charlie Crist — as orchestrating the change in the date. The move was seen as helping the centrist Romney, whose superior fund-raising resources would enable him to score an early knockout in the Sunshine State before Cain could fully...
  • Q&A with Palin Advisor-Turned-Novelist Nicolle Wallace (The RINO's Triple Down)

    10/05/2011 12:37:45 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 55 replies
    Time ^ | 10/05/11 | Claire Suddath
    Well, first let me just say that the novel is by no means meant to build a case against Sarah Palin. However, to the extent that the people around [the fictional vice president] Tara watched in this troubled state of confusion, despair and helplessness as she flailed around — that was something I experienced. Palin vacillated between extraordinary highs on the campaign stage — she ignited more enthusiasm than our side had seen at any other point — to debilitating lows. She was often withdrawn, uncommunicative and incapable of performing even the most basic tasks required of her job as...