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  • UN to Monitor 'Republican Voter Suppression' this November

    10/23/2012 6:15:45 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 23 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-22 17:57:06 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:We can all breathe a sigh of relief. 150 observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations-affiliated elections watchdog, will be on hand this November 6 to assure America's presidential balloting is fair and clean.Just in case you were wondering, no, they won't be monitoring Chicago's electoral corruption - where eager souls vote early and often, or that rise from the dead just for the occasion.According to The Hill, the NAACP, ACLU and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights approached the OSCE to express their concern that Republicans were engaging...
  • A tax on politicians? It's an offer they can't refuse

    10/22/2012 7:25:26 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/19/2012 | John Kass
    American politicians are always on the lookout for "new sources of revenue," which sounds a lot nicer than "sinking their fangs into our necks." But however you describe it, they just can't stop sucking our blood with their unending tax increases on the national, state and local levels. They tax our gas, our houses, our sodas. They tax our smokes, they tax our roads, they tax our health care and our paychecks, and after we've paid, they even tax our deaths. Cutting government is painful for them. Their mantra? "Government can't afford a tax cut." So they tax us instead,...
  • The truth about the tea party

    10/21/2012 6:51:05 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 37 replies
    politico ^ | 10-20-12 | Joe Scarborough
    "Why is the Tea Party destroying the Republican Party?” That’s a leading question that I have been asked repeatedly from media pundits and Democratic politicians over the past three years. Over that time, Democratic politicians and media pundits have almost universally accused the Tea Party of bringing ruin to the Grand Old Party. According to this skewed narrative, Republican leaders were once bipartisan, rational and almost worthy of getting invitations to Georgetown cocktail parties. Now they are Manchurian candidates held captive by the right-wing beasts whose only goal is to infect the minds of real-life Nick Brodys who dominate the...
  • New public funds for Aces Ballpark in Reno?

    10/21/2012 10:00:58 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    RGJ | 10/21/12 | Brian Duggan
    http://www.rgj.com/article/20121021/NEWS/310210048/1459/news?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  • Romney has become all things to all voters. A chicken in every pot, be it Tea Party or not...

    10/20/2012 12:06:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 104 replies
    10/20/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Where's Waldo? No, where's Romney. Who knows where he will be or what political position he will change or pivot on. On one page you look for Waldo, er, I mean Romney, and you find him among a crowd of Tea Partiers, on the next page he is standing among a crowd of moderates, and then on yet another page he is hanging out with Democrats! Romney will without reservation repeal OdumbaCare! Now he likes the idea of keeping the policy of covering pre-existing conditions, and likes the idea of extending to age 26 staying on the parent(s) health insurance....
  • MSNBC's Witt Whiffs Twice In One Morning

    10/20/2012 6:34:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Drifting around the dial this morning, I happened on MSNBC's Weekends With Alex Witt. Within a few minutes, I was stunned by two Witt whiffs, to wit: 1. Criticizing the Tea Party's lack of "diverse thinking," she asked Joe Scarborough "how much has the Tea Party damaged the Republican party?" Joe gently explained that far from damaging the GOP, the Tea Party propelled it to historic landslide victories in 2010. 2. Witt later cast the Salt Lake Tribune's endorsement of Barack Obama as a "surprise," ignoring the fact that in 2008, the Salt Lake Tribune endorsed . . . Barack...
  • The tea party is helping Democrats

    10/19/2012 11:30:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2012 | by Dana Milbank
    There are those who say that the tea party is fading in influence, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the movement is on the cusp of achieving what once seemed nearly impossible: keeping the Senate Democratic. A year ago, famed political handicapper Charlie Cook gave Republicans a 60 percent to 70 percent likelihood of capturing control of the Senate; now, he tells me the likelihood of it remaining Democratic is 60 percent. The switch in fortunes can be attributed to many causes — a slate of lackluster Republican candidates high among them — but one thing...
  • Three Cheers for the Obamaphone Lady

    10/18/2012 6:56:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 18, 2012 4:46 pm | Kevin D. Williamson
    Call it racist, call it unfair, call it whatever you like: As a political ad, the Tea Party Victory Fund “Obamaphone lady” ad is a masterpiece. The genius is in combining the simple facts-and-figures stuff (one in seven Americans on food stamps, etc.) with the way-out-of-left-field Obamaphone lady, who, even though she doesn’t seem to know that the phone-subsidy program was launched under the Reagan administration, expresses something true (in gross, cartoon form; i.e., in perfect political-ad form) about the entitlement mentality that anti-Obama (as opposed to pro-Romney) voters abhor intensely. The music is an inspired touch, too. This ad...
  • THE UNRESOLVED DEBATE OVER THE GOP’S TWO STRATEGIC CHOICES

    10/18/2012 7:10:22 AM PDT · by Moseley · 8 replies
    Delaware Politis ^ | October 18, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    Much of what is happening in the Delaware Republican Party is driven by two sharply-conflicting strategies for how to win elections. In a Democrat-dominated State with 297,112 registered Democrats (47.4%), 180,542 registered Republicans (28.8%) and 148,695 registered “Other” (23.7%), how can a Republican win? STRATEGY # 1 (the Echo Strategy): For a Republican to win (other than in a GOP dominated R.D. or if no serious Democrat is running) the Republican nominee must be similar to a Democrat. If the voters like Democrats, then the Republican must also be just like a Democrat. STRATEGY #2 (the Difference Strategy): To attract...
  • Sources: Joe Biden likened tea partiers to terrorists (flashback)

    10/17/2012 6:44:37 AM PDT · by bronxville · 2 replies
    politico ^ | 08-01-2012 | JONATHAN ALLEN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit, according to several sources in the room. Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting. “We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.” Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted...
  • Rand Paul Is Launching A New Ad Campaign To Help Todd Akin (Mo Senate Race on fire for Akin)

    10/16/2012 4:55:22 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/15/12 | Grace Wyler
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is wading into the nation's most incendiary Senate race this week, with the launch of a new statewide, six-figure ad campaign to help Missouri Republican Todd Akin. Business Insider has learned that Paul's political action committee, RANDPAC, will go on air Wednesday with a new ad attacking Akin's opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, for her vote against Paul's amendment to block U.S. aid to Pakistan, Egypt, and Libya. "Claire McCaskill works with Barack Obama to send our money overseas to radicals who attack our embassies, burn our flag, and kill our diplomats," the narrator says. "What...
  • 25 People, Places, And Things Barack Obama Loves To Hate

    10/16/2012 3:45:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2012 | John Hawkins
    25) Debate preparation, obviously. 24) Facts. 23) When he has to talk to Sasha and Malia about getting in trouble at school and his teleprompter is broken. 22) People who don't want to "spread (their) wealth around" to pay for Obama phones, Egyptian foreign aid, and free birth control for Sandra Fluke. 21) Chris Matthews for not being biased enough in his favor. 20) Women who have concerns that go beyond government-funded abortion and birth control, gay Americans who vote on issues other than gay marriage, Hispanic Americans who think illegal immigration isn't that big of an issue, and black...
  • Tea Party Drops Hardcore Ad Starring 'Obama Phone' Lady

    10/15/2012 10:02:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    fox ^ | 10/15/12 | staff
    Super PAC Tea Party Victory Fund is using the "Obama Phone" lady in a new Ohio swing-state aimed ad. The pitch for the video, which asks donors for help in spreading the video in the state, is written by the Fund's chairman Ken Blackwell, Ohio's former secretary of state, via SLATE: This is it-- this is the October surprise. We just need to get this ad on television today. Will you help us? This commercial is a microcosm of the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans want to create an environment where free people make their own choices and pursue...
  • Media Make Unsupported Claim Romney Supporter Wore Racist T-shirt at Rally

    10/14/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT · by kristinn · 90 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
    A photograph taken by Getty Images on Friday of a man wearing a racist t-shirt at a Mitt Romney rally in Ohio has caused controversy over Getty’s unsubstantiated claim the man is a supporter of the Republican presidential nominee. The photo showed a tight shot of the back of a bald-headed white man wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned with all-capitalized white lettering that said, “Put the white back in the White House.” Above the lettering at the nape of the man’s neck a Romney-Ryan sticker was neatly applied to the t-shirt. Getty captioned the photo: LANCASTER, OH - OCTOBER 12:...
  • Move Over Kardashians: Keeping Up with the Rebuild America Defeat Obama Tour

    10/14/2012 10:40:01 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 1 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 10/14/12 | Lloyd Marcus
    This presidential election is serious business, the most important ever! An Obama victory would mark the end of America as intended by our Founding Fathers. Still, it is necessary to take a moment to laugh a little. Since TV reality shows such as “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” are the craze, I thought it might be entertaining to share some insider reality on the Rebuild America Defeat Obama national bus tour. We have two tour buses. Somehow, I ended up on the bus with six women. The only males on our bus are Doug, the bus driver and myself. Speaking...
  • Tea Party "terrorists" now on U.S. Army kill list?

    10/13/2012 10:04:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/13/2012 | Doug Book
    A retired Army colonel and a professor of history at the University of Kansas have co-written an article instructing the U.S. Army how to properly destroy “…extremist militia [insurgents] motivated by the goals of the ‘tea party’ movement.” (1) Colonel Kevin Benson, who teaches modern warfare to soldiers at the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Ft. Leavenworth and Associate Professor Jennifer Weber have created a scenario in which activists under the influence of that apogee of American terrorism—Tea Party members—“…take over the government of Darlington, South Carolina, occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council, and placing the...
  • Hating Breitbart - A Fitting Film Tribute to a Unique Political Warrior

    10/12/2012 2:53:48 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/12/2012 | Scott Swett
    Andrew Breitbart, who died last March at just 43 years of age, was the hardest-hitting conservative activist of the Obama era. If you share his conviction that the leftist-dominated media is a threat to open political debate, you will want to see Hating Breitbart, which was screened recently in Washington. The film offers an affectionate look at the activist's political battles and outsized personality, but it also captures the rage he inspired in his adversaries -- partly due to his flamboyant, combative style, but mostly because he wouldn't play by their rules.
  • The Top 10 People, Places, & Phrases Liberals Have Called Racist During The 2012 Campaign

    10/12/2012 3:55:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness." -- Mary Frances Berry, the liberal former Chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights "Liberals claim Republicans speak in racist code words for the simple...
  • Rebuild America Defeat Obama Tour: Not a Dry Eye in The Place

    10/09/2012 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 5 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 10/09/12 | Lloyd Marcus
    On the Rebuild America Defeat Obama national bus tour, we finale every rally with “God Bless the USA”. As the song is sung, vets in the audience are invited on stage. At our rally in Saint Clair Shores, MI, a very frail bent over gentleman, overflowing with dignity, slowly and methodically began making his way to the stage, assisted by his daughter. The old soldier was 92 year old WW II vet, Mr. Roher. Talk about an amazing moment, there was hardly a dry eye in the audience. Though unspoken, somehow Mr. Roher epitomized the pride, dignity and greatness of...
  • Effort to undo state employee pay cuts off table

    10/08/2012 5:53:57 PM PDT · by redreno · 6 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | 12:16 a.m. | AP
    CARSON CITY — Faced with rising costs, Gov. Brian Sandoval is backing off his promise to undo pay cuts imposed on state employees last year. Gerald Gardner, his chief of staff, said the governor has issued orders to agency heads to continue the reductions in the proposed 2014-15 budget. Gardner told the Nevada Appeal that Sandoval hasn't given up on efforts to undo the work furloughs, pay cuts, and suspension of merit and longevity pay imposed on state workers.