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  • Pat Caddell: Voters ‘Are So Angry,’ They ‘Want Their Country Back’

    02/09/2016 8:55:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 9,2016 | DAN RIEHL
    Speaking of voters, said Caddell, They are so angry … I shouldn’t just say angry, they are so alienated from their government in a democracy … they are so believing in the corruption, numbers in the eighty-percentile and higher, they believe the country is in decline and the political class just doesnt care. Citing voters concerns for both themselves and their childrens futures, said Caddell, “They have really disdained both political parties now.” Caddell said the great American middle has become about 60 percent of the electorate who vote non-partisan and want real change. “And they want their country back,...
  • Rand Paul: "Days Of The Pollsters Being Accurate Are Gone"

    02/02/2016 5:00:40 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    RCP ^ | February 1, 2016
    2016 candidate Rand Paul explains why he thinks the polls are wrong on FNC's 'The Kelly File' and MSNBC's 'Morning Joe.' JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: Senator, if there is a surprise tonight as far as somebody doing much better, I think it's you. I think -- You've talked about it, your supporters don't seem to be as represented in the polls as others. SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: One of the interesting thing is when you look at the polls, sometimes there is nobody under 30 in the poll, often there are very few people under 40 in the poll,...
  • SEIU, top Dem team up to turn 5 million Latino immigrants into voters

    01/29/2016 5:52:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/29/2016 | By Nicole Duran
    U.S. citizens and voters as possible before Election Day. Leading the charge is Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., who said Thursday that he believes the "stand up to hate" push can get 1 million of those Latinos naturalized by May, which would see them become citizens in time to register for the presidential election. The campaign's mantra is "Naturalize. Register. Vote." Gutierrez advised Latinos to "get angry" over the anti-immigrant rhetoric emanating from Republican presidential candidates "then naturalize, register and vote." "Can you believe calling all Mexicans rapists?" he asked during a conference call announcing the New American Democracy Campaign, referring...
  • Middle Class Is Ready for Third Party

    01/25/2016 5:40:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | January 25, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    A blizzard worse than Blizzard 2016—an icy storm of furious American voters—is descending upon Washington as voters prepare a revenge mutiny. "Revenge mutiny" is my term for throwing overboard traitors who threw you overboard first. It's happening within both the Republican and Democratic parties. We've knocked on doors. We spent weekends in drab phone banks making calls for candidates who promised the opposite of what they delivered. We're done. Rome wasn't built in a day. America will not be destroyed in a day. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders' surging energy—simultaneous with Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie's...
  • Steyn: The World They Made

    01/21/2016 11:09:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | January 21, 2016 | Mark Steyn
    ".....................As I said, I wrote that two years ago-March 2014. All the Chumpy McDonorpants had to do was sit on their hands and not give 100 million bucks to another hereditary-class rich-boy stiff with no flair for retail politics who thinks that illegal immigration is "an act of love". But they couldn't help themselves. The Donor Class decided it would take its contempt for the rubes to the next level...and now they're surprised that the rubes have decided to take it to the next level, too.They don't care when the insiders say that Trump isn't a "real Republican".To them,that's not...
  • Trump Says What "You Can't Say"

    01/15/2016 3:33:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | January 15, 2016 | Bruce Thornton
    Received wisdom is what “everybody knows” is true without anyone having to think about it. Received wisdom has a lot of defense mechanisms: for example, trading in unexamined assumptions, avoiding contrary evidence, dismissing the need of evidence at all, or demonizing those who question it. Question-begging slogans are another. Mantras like “nothing to do with Islam” or “war on women” substitute for evidence and analysis. Another is “you can’t say that,” used to dismiss or marginalize comments or proposed policies by assuming disastrous consequences, or implying that saying such things is morally repugnant and, to quote Obama’s favorite obfuscation, “doesn’t...
  • Bill Clinton Campaigns, And His Sexual Baggage May Tag Along

    01/06/2016 2:34:13 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies ^ | 01/04/2016 | Andrew Malcolm
    Political News & Commentary Bill Clinton Campaigns, And His Sexual Baggage May Tag Along BY THOMAS MCARDLE 01/04/2016 01:53 PM ET Considering how unexpectedly well she's weathering the ServerGate scandal (with an invaluable assist from dead-on rival Bernie Sanders), the search for Hillary Clinton's Achilles' heel may be fruitless. But what about her other heel -- as in "a contemptibly dishonorable or irresponsible person"? Former President Bill Clinton, who goes solo on the New Hampshire campaign trail on behalf of his wife for the first time this week, is supposedly the ex-first lady's secret weapon. His speech to the 2012...
  • Bernie Sanders Supporters Take Over Hillary Clinton’s Facebook Page

    12/19/2015 10:14:17 AM PST · by McGruff · 45 replies
    BREITBART ^ | December 18, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supporters descended upon Hillary Clinton's Facebook page Friday amid a massive war between the two campaigns involving the Democratic National Committee(DNC). The Sanders fans are accusing Clinton and the DNC of being un-democratic as talk swirls that Sanders might run as an independent. Clinton and Sanders are meeting in New Hampshire Saturday for a weekend night debate. The DNC banned the Sanders campaign from accessing its computerized voter data after it was revealed that a Sanders digital staffer looked at private Clinton campaign information by exploiting a glitch in the system. In response, Sanders campaign manager...
  • Analysts Fact Check PolitiFact's Allegation That Ted Cruz Was 'Mostly False' on This Major Claim

    12/09/2015 2:09:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 8, 2015 | Tre Goins-Phillips
    TheBlaze TV's Dan Andros and Jason Buttrill ripped into PolitiFact's recent article claiming Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) is "mostly false" for saying the most violent criminals are Democrats....... The PolitiFact piece cites these reasons as to why Cruz's bold claim is inaccurate: the study didn't differentiate between violent and non-violent criminals, the sample only polled criminals from three states and the paper only studied "ex-felons" and not "criminals" - all of which Andros and Buttrill contested. TheBlaze radio host Stu Burguiere said, "First of all, [PolitiFact] admits that research cited by the Cruz campaign supports their claim,...
  • Immigration Advocates Now Shifting Focus to Citizenship

    11/28/2015 1:27:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 28, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Who could possibly be surprised by this? With anti-immigrant sentiment soaring among Republican presidential candidates, and immigration reform stalled in Congress and the courts, New York advocacy groups, with the support of the Obama administration, are redoubling their efforts in one area they can control: citizenship. They are pushing to convert as many of the country's 8.8 million green card holders as possible into naturalized Americans. The influence of the Latino voting bloc has added impetus to the drive. According to Latino Decisions, a polling and research firm, 80 percent of naturalized Latino citizens voted for...
  • Voters statewide, in city see April's unrest differently [Baltimore]

    11/24/2015 3:57:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/23/15 | Luke Broadwater
    Looking back at the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore voters see events differently than do voters statewide, a new poll shows.City voters are less likely to sympathize with police, and they are more likely to see joblessness and racism as a cause of April's unrest, according to a poll of likely voters conducted for The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore.Those living outside the city are more likely to blame "a lack of personal responsibility among residents" for the city's ills.The divided opinions were most pronounced when respondents were asked for their opinions of how Baltimore State's...

    11/03/2015 6:01:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | November 3, 2015 | Walter Williams
    Voter ID laws have been challenged because liberal Democrats deem them racist. I guess that's because they see blacks as being incapable of acquiring some kind of government-issued identification. Interesting enough is the fact that I've never heard of a challenge to other ID requirements as racist, such as those: to board a plane, open a charge account, have lab work done or cash a welfare check. Since liberal Democrats only challenge legal procedures to promote ballot-box integrity, the conclusion one reaches is that they are for vote fraud prevalent in many Democrat-controlled cities.
  • Trump will shape the issues to be US vs Clintons THEM

    10/28/2015 9:30:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump is the only Republican strong enough to shape the issues of the coming campaign; this is why he will be the Republican nominee and beat Hillary Clinton. Seventy percent of Republican voters see him as their most electable choice. Since the Obama Administration will not indict Hillary Clinton, she will be the Democrat nominee. In the latest polls Clinton is seen as a liar and untrustworthy by 61% of voters. The Benghazi hearings were said to do nothing to excite Democrats to come to the Republican side. Nevertheless, even the hapless Mitt Romney could have won if he...
  • Even in Their Errors, People Act As a Check to Government Abuse and Overreach

    10/27/2015 8:48:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/27/15 | Bill Norton & Mark Herr
    Often in political conversation, one hears chastisement of the so-called uninformed voter, or laments about the ignorance of the people. Some might even be so arrogant as to prefer the uninformed not involve themselves in government at all. Of course, the label uniformed often means anyone who disagrees with the person casting the label. But do we really want to limit involvement of the people in public affairs? The Architects of our Republic made it clear that the people are the only keepers of our unalienable rights and the only true protectors of the Constitution. It is through the involvement...
  • Do Voters Really Care Whether Politicians Are Honest? [Benghazi Hearings Show Us Answer Is 'No']

    10/26/2015 7:58:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/26/2015 | Walter Hudson
    Bush lied, people died! That was the relentless chant for much of the former president’s administration. One might discern from such protestation that voters expect their politicians to be honest. Yet, last week, we’ve watched as the same media which lambasted Bush over weapons of mass destruction in Iraq collectively shrugged in response to the revelation that Hillary Clinton knowingly deceived the American people regarding the September 11, 2012, attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya.In case you somehow missed it, here’s what we learned, as reported by Reason: According to documents revealed as part of the ongoing Congressional...
  • The July 5th problem: Trump will solve it

    10/16/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/16/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Of course Donald Trump is doing very well and doesnt need any help; but the way he is mopping the floor with the other guys could actually present a small but real problem on his march to victory. Those who have run local political campaigns, say for County Executive, have likely experienced or seen the problem of dealing with the down time between the county committees endorsement in April or May and the real campaign against a Democrat that starts unofficially the day after Labor Day. This can be called the July 5th problem. If there is excitement about your...
  • Opinion: Cruz seeks to reconfigure electorate

    10/10/2015 10:55:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Lawrence Journal-World ^ | October 11, 2015 | George Will, The Washington Post
    If Americas 58th presidential election validates Ted Cruzs audacious base plus strategy, he will have refuted assumptions about the importance of independent swing voters and the inertia of many missing voters. Critics say his plan for pursuing the Republican nomination precludes winning the presidency. Jason Johnson, Cruzs chief strategist, responds: Im working backward from Election Day, because Cruzs plan for winning the necessary 1,236 convention delegates is an extrapolation from his strategy for winning 270 electoral votes. All presidential campaigns aspire to favorably change the composition of the electorate. Cruz aims to substantially reconfigure the electorate as it has recently...
  • Hillary Clinton is consistently late. And voters are noticing.

    10/03/2015 7:48:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Brianna Keilar and Dan Merica
    Davie, Florida (CNN)At 3:30 p.m. Friday, one hour after Hillary Clinton was scheduled to take the stage at the gym at Broward College here, Vikesh Patel and three of his classmates left without catching a glimpse of the Democratic front-runner in this key Florida county. She was running late from a fundraiser. "We've been here since one o'clock," said Patel, who doesn't know much about Clinton but whose parents have followed her and her husband for decades. He and his classmates were also going to work the rally into a paper for a speech class they're taking. "I guess we'll...
  • Hidden Camera: Hillary Campaign Using Photos of Trump to Illegally Register Voters

    09/30/2015 4:55:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/30/15 | Project Veritas
    Published on Sep 30, 2015 Clinton campaign worker boasts Theres like hundreds and hundreds of people, and I just flash a picture of Donald Trump on my phone and they all sign up.
  • The Wall Street Journal Gets it Wrong On Planned Parenthood

    09/12/2015 11:05:07 AM PDT · by Shery · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12 September, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    There they go again. If there were a recent editorial that could help account for the rise of Donald Trump, this one from our friends on the Wall Street Journal editorial board would be it: Government Shutdown Redux Obama and Clinton want a showdown over Planned Parenthood. Going after Senator Ted Cruz, the article reads: Congress is back in Washington, which means more intra-GOP drama when funding for the government expires at the end of the month. Some conservatives are trying to force a showdown over Planned Parenthood, but we wish theyd explain how this would benefit the antiabortion movement...
  • About Those Crossover Voters...

    09/12/2015 10:16:25 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/12/15 | Ebben Raves
    Crossover voters. They are an integral part of the Republican establishments plan to nominate Jeb Bush as their candidate for the presidency. This plan in a nutshell, well described by many, especially Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse, is as follows: 1.Change the rules of the nomination process so that the results of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina do not give an outsider real momentum. 2.Utilize the Bush family connections to fund Super PACs beholden to the establishment, which will be used to ensure his win. 3.Use these Super PACs to fund splitter candidates in certain states to enable Jeb...
  • Mass Legal Immigration Will Finish Conservatism [1 Million Green Cards Per Year!!!]

    08/31/2015 10:39:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | August 31, 2015
    Mass Legal Immigration Will Finish Conservatism by MARK KRIKORIAN August 31, 2015 Conservative luminaries have been warning that Donald Trump poses a threat to the Republican party and to the political future of conservativism. Charles Krauthammer has called him political poison. Fred Barnes says Trump has made the GOPs future dicey. George Will thunders characteristically that every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. All this may be true. Trump is indeed a braggart who goes out of his way to antagonize people not a winning approach in...
  • Poll: 73 Percent GOP Voters Prefer "DC Outsider" Experience

    08/31/2015 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | August 31, 2015 | Caroline May
    A Quinnipiac University National poll reveals the current extent of voter frustration with the direction of the country and federal government. According to the survey, 71 percent of American voters said they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. today, 41 percent of who said they are very dissatisfied.
  • Yes, Really: 141 Counties Have More Registered Voters Than People Alive

    08/27/2015 2:24:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/27/2015 | Daniel Steinberg
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation, of which PJ Media’s J. Christian Adams is president, has done admirable work in convincing the country that voter fraud is a widespread problem and an embarrassment to the country. We need clean voter rolls and Voter ID now, and an end to this cavalier attitude towards securing our fundamental right.This morning, they circulated the following release: Scores of Counties Put on Notice About Corrupted Voter Rolls(Alexandria, VA) – August 27 The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has put 141 counties on notice across the United States that they have more registered voters than...
  • Who Are Donald Trumps Supporters?

    08/26/2015 8:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 26, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    The big, existential question for Republicans right now is: who are Donald Trumps supporters? It matters because this will determine the future, and the future prospects, of the party. I heartily agree with Ben Domenech, whose article on this just made it harder for me to fulfill my obligations to his publication, by pre-empting most of what I was planning to write about Trump for The Federalist. Ben argues that Trumpism would turn the Republicans from a classically liberal right to a European-style nationalist party that is xenophobic, anti-capitalist, vaguely militarist, pro-state, and consistently anti-Semitic. If you criticize Donald Trump,...
  • Why people who voted for Obama twice are suddenly in love with Donald Trump

    08/26/2015 8:24:32 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 54 replies ^ | Aug. 25, 2015 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    He voted twice for President Barack Obama. He watches as Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, berates the president on a near-daily basis. And yet, he's considering voting for Donald Trump. "He has a history of getting the job done. We need someone as president who can get the job done, and I feel that hes not afraid to take on the challenges," he said. He is one Republican voter out of 29 that participated in a focus group Monday conducted by pollster Frank Luntz.
  • Planned Parenthood Threatens to Sue [semi-satire]

    08/22/2015 9:25:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Planned Parenthood's executive vice president Dawn Laguens said the organization is weighing whether to sue the Center for Medical Progress, the group behind the release of videos showing that Planned Parenthood is engaged in murdering, dismembering, and selling aborted babies. "Since these videos were made secretly without Planned Parenthood's explicit consent they constitute an egregious invasion of privacy," Laguens maintained. "Invasion of privacy is a crime. That makes the videos the 'fruit from the poisoned tree' and inadmissible as evidence against Planned Parenthood for any alleged crimes depicted in the videos." Laguens also contested the idea that there are any...
  • Has the Unrepresented Majority Finally Reached Its Boiling Point?

    08/18/2015 5:45:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | August 18, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    We can acknowledge that Donald Trump's popularity is partially related to his unapologetic defense of himself and his policies, but let's examine why that is particularly appealing to his supporters and others. How did we get to this point? Grass-roots conservatives believe that their policies can make America great again, that they can make Americans more secure and prosperous. Many of them still believe in traditional values, which are now in disrepute. They are appalled at the systematic assault on their ideas in our public schools, our universities, the media and Hollywood. They are horrified by the attacks on their...
  • The myth of Trumps angry legions

    08/13/2015 3:23:35 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 28 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 08-13-15 | Matt Bai
    Voters of America: Get ahold of yourselves, please. I know youre irrational and seething with anger. I know this because I keep reading about it, in every somber piece of punditry about Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders or whats going to drive the 2016 campaign. I hear it on my Twitter feed and in the fundraising emails that batter me all day long. Apparently the entire country got hit with some kind of gamma ray, and now everybodys all huge and green and hurling campaign buses willy-nilly across the highway. Except that when I meet American voters, they dont generally...
  • Federal court strikes down 'discriminatory' Texas voter ID

    08/05/2015 12:02:32 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 41 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | August 5, 2015 | AP/Staff
    <p>AUSTIN, Texas A federal appeals court has struck down Texas' voter ID law, ruling that the Republican-backed measure first passed in 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act.</p> <p>The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said Wednesday that the Texas law, one of the toughest voter ID measures in the country, violates Section 2 of the landmark civil rights law. The U.S. Justice Department had joined minority groups in a drawn-out legal battle that has stretched for years.</p>
  • New Hampshire Voters Explain The Appeal Of Donald Trump

    07/30/2015 9:02:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl ^ | July 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday Bloomberg Politics released a video from a New Hampshire focus group of Donald Trump supporters.
  • Dead and Registered: Clarke County, MS, Sued for Having More Voters Than Live Citizens

    07/30/2015 8:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/30/2015 | by Noel Johnson
    Being dead may not necessarily disqualify you from voting this year in Mississippi. That’s because some voter rolls in the Magnolia State contain more people registered to vote than people who are alive.The dismal state of voter rolls in many Mississippi counties not only facilitates voter fraud, it violates federal law. Take Clarke County, for example: according the United States Census, in March 2015 Clarke County had 12,646 registered voters — despite having a voting-age population of only 12,549.That’s a registration rate of over 100 percent. That’s not only implausible, it’s impossible.On Monday, the Public Interest Legal Foundation sued [1]...
  • How Dumb Do They Think We Are?

    07/30/2015 5:08:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    H. L. Mencken famously said, Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. While it was true at the time, its even more accurate now. But is there a bottom to hit? Is there a lie too absurd for the public to buy if it is repeated often enough? Planned Parenthood, the McDonalds of abortion, receives more than half a billion taxpayer dollars every year and is caught on videotape selling organs from aborted babies for profit. Selling human organs is illegal, just one of many crimes the videos document, and a criminal investigation has been launchedagainst...
  • Wisconsin court ruling may reshape state political landscape

    07/19/2015 8:03:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-17-15 | Todd Richmond
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) A court decision ending an investigation into the activities of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign could transform Wisconsin elections likely enabling closer ties between candidates and organizations that support them and possibly leading to more targeted advertising and favorable legislation for the groups, political strategists and observers say. The ruling in the case involving Walker, now a presidential candidate, and outside groups backing him invalidated state election officials' belief that organizations that coordinate with candidates on issue advocacy must reveal their donations and follow fundraising limits as if the groups are an extension of...
  • Walker Adviser on Strategy: Much Easier To Move From Being Conservative to Moderate Later On

    07/13/2015 5:51:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 13, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A longtime Scott Walker adviser anonymously tells National Journal that the now officially announced presidential contenders strategy will be to first lock up conservatives and then move to a more moderate position later on in the campaign. You start in Iowa and lock up conservatives, because if you dont do that, none of the rest matters, Walkers adviser reportedly told journalist Tim Alberta. Its much easier to move from being a conservative to being a middle-of-the-road moderate later on. In Iowa, you see the beginnings of that, he added. Hes capturing that conservative wing first and foremost, and then moving...
  • Washington Post: Voters are shifting to Democrats, flashing a warning for Republicans

    07/06/2015 3:01:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/06/2015 | Dan Balz
    The Gallup organization reported its latest findings on party identification late last week, and the report contained good news for the Democrats and a flashing yellow for Republicans. The Democrats have regained an advantage over the GOP in party affiliation, Gallups Jeffrey M. Jones wrote in an accompanying analysis. Republicans, he added, have seemingly lost the momentum they had going into last falls elections. The current numbers dont mean Republicans cant win the White House in 2016. The Democrats advantage is not as large as at other points in the past, for example. But the findings add to a series...
  • What was the question again? Greek voters confused by baffling 74-word referendum conundrum

    07/05/2015 4:03:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/15 | Keiligh Baker
    What was the question again? Greek voters confused by baffling 74-word referendum conundrum that demands a simple 'yes' or 'no' to decide country's future Greek voters who are facing a momentous vote tomorrow which may determine the country's future in Europe are confused by the baffling wording on the ballot paper. Nearly 10 million Greek voters will take to the ballot booths on Sunday to vote 'Yes' or 'No' in a referendum asking if they accept more austerity measures in return for bailout funds. But many are baffled by the strange wording of the 74-word question, which asks: 'Should the...
  • Disillusioned black voters ask: Is voting even worth it?

    06/10/2015 7:30:09 PM PDT · by Baynative · 85 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/9/15 | Robert Samuels
    Jacksonville, Fla. During those two electric Novembers, the chance to elect a black president, and then keep him in office, seized Regenia Motleys neighborhood. Nightclubs were registering voters. Churches held fish fries after loading buses that ferried parishioners to the polls. A truck hoisted a big sign that said Obama. And residents waited in long lines at precincts across the community. But as Motley and some friends sought shade recently under a mulberry tree and looked across the landscape of empty lots and abandoned houses that has persisted here, they wondered whether they would ever bother voting again. What...
  • The light at the end of this tunnel may blind the Left for years to come

    06/10/2015 10:22:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/10/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is another story that will make you say Gee too bad the Republicans will find a way to throw this advantage away, because they will. The Supreme Court will soon be handing down a decision in the matter of Evenwel v. Abbott, No. 14-940. In this case the Court might rule that One man one vote means One legal voter, one vote. The plaintiffs argued that because all Congressional Districts are roughly equal in population size at about 700,000 on average, but not all districts have an equal number of legal voters, those districts with fewer legal voters are...
  • Senate Dems call on Obama to resettle 65,000 Syrian refugees

    05/24/2015 5:33:19 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/2015
    A group of Senate Democrats is urging the Obama administration to allow at least 65,000 Syrian refugees to settle inside the United States. While the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement, the group of 14 lawmakers led by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Thursday. The group letter noted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) wants to resettle 130,000 Syrian refugees over the next two years and has thus...
  • Hillary Supporters Literally Speechless on Her Accomplishments

    05/21/2015 2:37:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 20, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    A focus group of ten Iowa Democrats were assembled by Bloomberg Politics and while all of them confidently pledged their support for Hillary Clinton as president, not one of them could name a single accomplishment while she was Secretary of State...[Snip]...The takeaway from the focus group accentuates the problem with an uninformed public. These Democrats were more than willing to stand behind a candidate they know little or nothing about. Their awkward silence when trying to conjure up a single political accomplishment of their preferred candidate speaks volumes.
  • Donny Doesn't Want to Sound Elitist, But 'Astounding How Ignorant People Are'

    05/21/2015 6:19:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For not wanting to sound elitist, Donny Deutsch came off an awful lot like the denizen of Manhattan and the Hamptons that he is. On today's Morning Joe, reacting to comments from a focus group of Iowa Republicans who were less concerned about Jeb Bush's policy positions and more concerned about his last name, Deutsch declaimed "I don't mean to sound elitist but it's astounding how ignorant people are." View the video here.
  • Hillary is the favorite among millionaire voters: Survey

    05/06/2015 12:18:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/06/2015 | Robert Frank
    Hillary Clinton is the favorite U.S. presidential candidate among millionaire voters and would win a head-to-head contest with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, according to the third CNBC Millionaire Survey conducted in March that was released today. The survey, which polls 750 Americans with a net worth of $1 million or more, found that 53 percent of millionaires would vote for the Democratic ex-Secretary of State, compared with 47 percent for the GOP presidential hopeful, in a hypothetical general-election match-up. Clinton had the support of 91 percent of Democratic millionaires, 13 percent of Republican millionaires and 57 percent of Independent...
  • Baltimore Is Not About Race

    05/05/2015 7:04:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 4, 2015 | William McGurn
    Baltimore Is Not About Race Government-induced dependency is the problemand its one with a long history. By William McGurn May 4, 2015 For those who see the rioting in Baltimore as primarily about race, two broad reactions dominate. One group sees rampaging young men fouling their own neighborhoods and concludes nothing can be done because the social pathologies are so overwhelming. In some cities, this view manifests itself in the unspoken but cynical policing that effectively cedes whole neighborhoods to the thugs. Opinion Journal Video Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Jason Riley on what prompted the violence and what comes next....
  • Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Voters Back Marijuana, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    04/06/2015 9:30:12 AM PDT · by Ken H · 64 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | April 06, 2015 | n/a
    Voters in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, support legalization of medical marijuana by margins of 5-1 or more and also support legalization of recreational marijuana use by smaller margins, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Support for medical marijuana is 84 - 14 percent in Florida, 84 - 15 percent in Ohio and 88 - 10 percent in Pennsylvania, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these...
  • Great White Hope: Why Some Dems Are Moving Right

    04/02/2015 7:16:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | Josh Kraushaar
    Republicans are debating whether their path to the presidency in 2016 runs through the blue-collar Rust Belt states, or the demographically changing new South and Sunbelt states. For Democrats looking to retake the Senate, however, the formula is more clear-cut: Win back white working-class voters, or be consigned to a longer-term minority. (SNIP) Exit polls show that Rust Belt Democrats performed dismally among non-college-educated white voters in these states in 2010. Feingold won just 40 percent of their vote in 2010, five points behind Obama's vote share in the state two years later. In Ohio, Strickland tallied just 40 percent...
  • Must Watch Bill Whittle Video: Fantastic Idea! Why Not Let 16 Year-Olds Vote?

    03/27/2015 10:32:01 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-27-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    In short: no. Just no. In fact, it could very well be the most horrific idea of the last ten years. Yes, that includes Obamacare and the presidents plans to negotiate with the Islamonazis in Iran. Whittle says that he considers voting a civic duty, but I disagree with that. Its a civic privilege. Weve made a major mistake in the West in both Europe and America by allowing people who live on the dole to vote. General voting rights without any requirements except for being a citizen have enabled the lazy and incompetent to live...
  • The Myth of Netanyahus Racism: He actually got his best numbers among Arab voters.

    03/23/2015 8:25:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/23/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party got its best numbers not in Jerusalem, where it only won a quarter of the vote, or Sderot, the city under siege where it still got less than half, or Maaleh Adumim, a city of some 40,000 known as a “settlement” because it is located in ’67 Israel where it also took less than half. Its best numbers appear to have come from Arab-al-Naim, a Bedouin settlement, where it scored three-quarters of the vote.The residents were uninterested in any of the accusations of racism being aimed at Netanyahu by the media. Instead they were interested in...
  • Oregon governor signs sweeping automatic voter registration into law

    03/16/2015 9:03:47 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    maktoob news ^ | By Shelby Sebens
    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls. The so-called Motor Voter legislation will use state Department of Motor Vehicles data to automatically register eligible voters whose information is contained in the DMV system, with a 21-day opt-out period for those who wish to be taken off the registry. Supporters say the legislation's goal is to keep young voters, students and working families who move often from losing their right to vote. Republican lawmakers, who unanimously...
  • Gutirrez: Jeff Sessions Appointment Puts Into Question if GOP Wants to Be a Natl Party

    02/04/2015 6:30:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jan 2015
    On Fridays broadcast of MSNBCs Jos Daz-Balart, Rep. Luis Gutirrez (D-IL) reacted to the appointment of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as chairman to Senate Judiciary Committees Subcommittee on Immigration. According to Gutirrez, the appointment was a mistake and called into question the Republican Partys desire to reemerge as a national party. Well, let me just say, if the Republican Party wants to move forward as a national party, it has to stop thinking about simply the South, Gutirrez said. They got it. They seem to win there.