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  • Screaming Obama supporter: Vote for Obama because he gives out free phones

    09/27/2012 1:45:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 27, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Wednesday, an enthusiastic Obama supporter protesting Mitt Romney near Cleveland, Ohio, explained why she is voting for the president. “Everybody in Cleveland, low minorities, got Obama phone. Keep Obama in president, you know. He gave us a phone, he gonna do more (sic),” the unidentified Obama supporter said in a video posted to YouTube. When asked how the President gave her a phone, she explained that all she had to do was sign up for it. "You sign up! If you on food stamps, you on social security, you got low income, you disability...,” she explained. The video cut...
  • How to Get the Government to Cover Your Cell Phone

    09/27/2012 11:09:01 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 6 replies
    Time (Money Land) ^ | February 8, 2012 | Brad Ruttle
    Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. The program, overseen by the FCC and intended to help low-income Americans, is popular for obvious reasons, with participation rising steeply since 2008, when the government paid $772 million for phones and monthly bills. But observers complain that the program suffers from poor oversight, in which phones go to people who don’t qualify, and hundreds of thousands of those who do qualify have more than one phone.
  • Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama Because He Gives A Free Phone!

    09/27/2012 8:53:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9-26-12 | TCRLAF
    Protester outside of Romney rally explains how Obama gives all minorities free phones and that is why they should vote for him. Cleveland Ohio, September 26, 2012
  • African Americans worse off under Obama

    09/27/2012 8:48:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Hailed upon his election as the final nail in racism's coffin, Barack Obama has not delivered the hoped-for renaissance in African American communities where life on multiple fronts has turned worse as the president has moved on to other pressing issues, according to a leading scholar on race. "Racial inequality continues to be an ugly sore festering in the heart of 21st century America, despite claims that it has become a post-racial society," according to Northwestern University professor Aldon Morris. "Social conditions for poor and working-class blacks have actually worsened since Obama took office," he wrote in the authoritative Contemporary...
  • Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone (Short Must-See Clip)

    09/27/2012 7:49:32 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09/26/2012 | RealFreedom1776
    Protester outside of Romney rally explains how Obama gives all minorities free phones and that is why they should vote for him. Cleveland Ohio, September 26, 2012
  • Antonovich: Illegal Aliens Cost County $100+ Mil. in June-July

    09/27/2012 7:06:13 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | Supervisor Mike Antonovich
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services reported that more than $100 million in welfare benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children in June and July alone, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The $100 million consists of nearly $40 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $70 million in food stamps — representing 22% of all CalWORKs and food stamp issuances in the County. At this rate, the projected annual cost is more than $625 million. “With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to...
  • The Moral Argument Must Be Made

    09/27/2012 3:31:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The Obama administration's policies are bad. Bad in the sense that the policies are morally corrupting. They take money and control away from people and give them to government bureaucrats, who then decide what should be done. The policies encourage people to be less responsible personally and to rely more on the government. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher argued that "socialism itself -- in all its incarnations, wherever and however it was applied -- was morally corrupting," Claire Berlinski wrote in "There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters" (Basic Books, 2008). "Socialism turned good citizens into bad...
  • Addicts in America

    09/26/2012 10:45:50 AM PDT · by arthurus · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 26 September 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Anyone who hasn't worked with addicts doesn't know how charming and persuasive they can be. The addict is the distilled ego focused on a single burning need. All the cleverness and intelligence of the human being, the attributes that we would ordinarily use to work, create, befriend and empathize, become tools for protecting the addiction and the supply ... becomes a death sentence. A death of the soul followed by the death of the body. While I sat there, trying to ignore the noises, the shrieks of pain, the pleas for help and the mumbles, the Republican Convention was beginning...
  • Bellefontaine Mayor Gets WIC Assistance (DemocRAT)

    09/26/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 26 replies
    WSYX ABC6, Columbus, Ohio ^ | 25 September 2012 | Reporter: Carol Luper, WSYX ABC6
    BELLEFONTAINE -- Mayor Adam Brannon of Bellefontaine posted on Facebook that his family is receiving food on the W.I.C. program. He was responding to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitch Romney's comment about the 47% of Americans. He tells ABC 6/FOX 28 his salary is under $27,000 and he qualifies for the poverty level help. W.I.C provides milk, cheese, fruits and cereals and is not food stamps. His job as Mayor is part-time, but he feels the people expect him to work full time, so he has given up other jobs. He was just re-elected, so he can't get a raise during...
  • Do Americans truly understand 'redistribution of wealth'?

    09/26/2012 6:14:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2012 | Virginia Prodan
    The recently uncovered tape of Obama addressing students at Loyola University in 1998 has produced an uproar. In the tape, Obama expressed his admiration for redistributive government programs: "I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution, because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. How do we pool resources at the same time as we decentralize delivery systems in ways that foster competition, can work in the marketplace, and can foster innovation at the local...
  • Addicts In America

    09/25/2012 3:57:55 PM PDT · by radioone · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 9-25-12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Some nights ago I sat in an emergency room while a 19-year-old heroin addict was brought in. It was after midnight, the witching hour, on a weekend when the zombies and ghosts of the city's party circuit begin drifting in dressed in their best clothes, escorted by police officers, clutching bloodied rags to their faces or lying on stretchers and always at their articulate best. The girl came from a wealthy background and was articulate enough to hurriedly assemble her story. An addict since her teenage years, she had been clean for a while and never used anything but heroin,...
  • On Generosity and Justice

    09/25/2012 12:14:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ^ | September 25, 2012 | Aryeh Cohen
    So what else is there to say about Mitt Romney's tax returns? I would suggest that we could learn at least two things from them. First, on a personal level, it seems that Mitt and Ann Romney are very generous people. They donated $4.02 million in charity in 2011 (out of $13.7 million of income) and $3 million in 2010 (out of $21.7 million in income). If these figures are accurate (and there is no reason to doubt them) the Romneys donated almost 30 percent of their 2011 income to charity, and 14 percent of their income in 2010. That...
  • Obama ‘Is The Food Stamp President and That’s Great!’

    09/25/2012 11:51:36 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    On June 21st, Peter B. Edelman, the Associate Dean of Georgetown Law gave an astonishing talk at a coffee shop in Washington D.C. where he praised Obama for record high food stamp and Medicaid dependency.
  • The 2012 election and the Obama/Romney divide

    09/24/2012 11:56:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Burlington County Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | Diana E. Sheets
    In Bill Clinton’s 21st-century rendering of the American Dream presented at the 2012 Democratic Convention, prosperity comes by means of “a nation of shared opportunities, shared responsibilities, shared prosperity, a shared sense of community.” That’s the Democratic narrative. Since the Civil Rights era, the essential question underlying Democratic Party governance has been the following: Is it the party of America and, by implication, that broad-based constituency we refer to as the middle class or is it the party of the disenfranchised? The catastrophe of Barack Obama’s administration is that he has forced the locus of the Democratic Party from the...
  • Full 1998 Obama Redistribution Tape: Obama Calls Welfare Recipients a “Majority Coalition”

    09/24/2012 8:33:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Macsmind ^ | 9/24/2012 | MacRanger
    Well NBC searched high an low for context on the 1998 Loyola Redistribution tape, but evidently didn’t go deep enough. The Daily Caller did. “The Daily Caller has obtained a complete audio recording of the October 19, 1998 Loyola College forum on community organizing and policymaking during which a future President Barack Obama said he favored the government redistribution of wealth. The audio demonstrates the context of that remark and reveals other far-left positions that Obama held as a state senator. Those positions encompass issues as wide-ranging as gun control, universal health care and welfare reform. Obama also said he...
  • Full audio of 1998 ‘redistribution’ speech: Obama saw welfare recipients as ‘majority coalition’

    09/24/2012 6:09:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Full audio of 1998 ‘redistribution’ speech: Obama saw welfare recipients as ‘majority coalition’ 4:39 AM 09/24/2012 The Daily Caller has obtained a complete audio recording of the October 19, 1998 Loyola College forum on community organizing and policymaking during which a future President Barack Obama said he favored the government redistribution of wealth. The audio demonstrates the context of that remark and reveals other far-left positions that Obama held as a state senator. Those positions encompass issues as wide-ranging as gun control, universal health care and welfare reform. Obama also said he viewed welfare recipients and “the working poor” as...
  • Virtually Everyone Has Missed What's Wrong With Romney's 47% Comment

    09/21/2012 6:51:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/21/2012 | Harry Binswanger, Contributor
    You’ve no doubt heard what Mitt Romney was captured on video saying to a group of potential donors to his campaign. Many are pillorying Romney for saying this, a few are defending him. But both his detractors and his defenders are missing what is really wrong with this statement: it ignores the role of ideas–particularly of moral ideas. Romney implies that people vote their pocketbooks, that people vote based only on their immediate financial interest, as they conceive it. But the majority of people simply do not behave in this way. In presidential elections, the majority vote according to what...
  • The Gaffe Game

    09/21/2012 5:50:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    Americans keep saying we want our politicians to level with us, tell us what they truly think, not just go down the familiar list of talking points, giving us the usual collection of platitudes and hoping to be all things to all people. But when a presidential candidate does come right out with it, and tell it with the bark off, we are shocked, shocked. The chattering class calls such statements gaffes and never tires of repeating them for their shock value -- rather than ask whether there might be some truth, even disturbing truth, behind the comments. It's so...
  • No Apologies Needed, Mitt

    09/21/2012 5:21:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Mitt Romney has conceded that his thoughts, expressed at that Boca Raton, Fla., fundraiser, were "not elegantly" stated. Those mocking him might concede he has tabled one of the mega-issues of our time. Can America continue down the path President Obama is taking us on, to a time soon and certain when a majority of wage-earners pay no income taxes but a majority of citizens receive federal benefits? "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," said Mitt, "the 47 percent who ... are dependent upon government, who believe that they are...
  • Mitt Video an Opportunity, Not a Scandal

    09/21/2012 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    So what about the Democrats' would-be tempest about Mitt Romney's alleged 47 percent gaffe? Is there any "there" there? Mitt's statement was made at a private fundraiser, where he was trying to explain that his message of reducing taxes would obviously not resonate with the 47 percent of Americans who are not paying income taxes. It's purely logical; you aren't going to entice those who aren't paying taxes with promises of lower taxes. The statement was hardly shocking or unique. For years, we've heard the axiom that once the body politic of any nation freely votes itself money from the...
  • Regime Change

    09/20/2012 7:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2012 | Bernie Reeves
    Is it going to be another Reagan landslide, with Romney tossing out Obama like Jimmy Carter? Or is there a "shift of values" in Americans like Queen Elizabeth II discerned during the outpouring of emotion at the death of Princess Diana? Is it going to be the Romney/Ryan practicality, traditional values and common sense agenda that prevail? Or will the Obama/Biden pitch win out, that promises European socialism over American exceptionalism, green platitudes and ever increasing social spending without specifying who is going to pay for it? On both sides of the issues, there is a sense something big is...
  • Are You a Moocher?

    09/20/2012 4:54:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    City Journal ^ | 09/20/2012 | BENJAMIN DOMENECH
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got into trouble this week for a leaked video of his remarks at a private fundraiser, where he indicted (and wrote off electorally) roughly half the country as government dependents subsisting on entitlements. The video prompted a hue and cry from media observers that Romney has (once again) blown the election. Their judgments are mitigated slightly by their multiple previous claims that Romney had already said something to blow the election. But the politics of Romney’s remarks may not be as bad as many in the media suggest. Here’s the portion of Romney’s statement that...
  • Back To A Culture of Dependency

    09/20/2012 3:09:51 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 2 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | September 20, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides means-based cash assistance to families, but requires that states ensure a certain percentage of recipients are working or looking for a job, also known as workfare requirements. Robert Rector points out in his recent backgrounder for the Heritage Foundation that, according to Health and Human Services 2011 data, 41.6% of households on TANF are exempt from federal work requirements. 31.6% percent of adults on TANF were idle and only 14.3% of these adult recipients met the federal activity standard, or workfare requirements, according to Rector. The same HHS Department issued a directive this...
  • Romney Locks Up 53% of the Vote (We are the 53%)

    09/20/2012 8:42:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/20/2012
    Mitt Romney recently said that 47% of the population pay no taxes while still receiving government benefits. This likely alienated the 47%, who Romney rightly noted are mostly voting for Obama. But it thrilled the 53% who do pay taxes. Because that 53% are sick and tired of moochers calling the shots. Every statement any politician makes inspires some percentage of the population while alienating the rest. This is unavoidable. The trick is to find the right balance — the sweet spot is to aim somewhere above 50% and below 90%. Why below 90%? Why not make statements that inspire...
  • Welfare Which Doesn't Destroy Families

    09/20/2012 7:41:43 AM PDT · by GarthVader · 4 replies
    It is hard raising a child with only one parent – especially if that parent makes a low income. Decent child care is expensive. And so over the years the government has created various programs to aid single-parent families, from the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children to today’s child care subsidies. As a result the government has ended up paying people to get divorced, or not get married in the first place. Single parent families are more needy than two-parent families generally, so need-based welfare pays families to be single-parent. Subsidized child care programs pay the poor to...
  • Welfare Reform as We Knew It-Inside the Obama work waiver: It's worse than Romney says

    09/20/2012 5:41:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9-20-12 | WSJ
    HHS is selling this under the guise of "flexibility" and says the point is to get more people working, not fewer. But recall that the joint state-federal welfare program has always had "work" requirements. Prior to 1996, they included such demands as journaling, bed rest and massage therapy. For this reason, the statute specifically enumerated a 12-point definition of "work." People who can but don't meet the work terms eventually lose benefits. States have enormous flexibility to help recipients back into the job market. But they forfeit a portion of their federal money unless a certain percentage of their caseload...
  • Romney Told the Truth in That “47 Percent” Video

    09/20/2012 4:54:49 AM PDT · by scottfactor ^ | 09/20/2012 | Gina Miller
    If only our nation were not in such a seriously dangerous position at the hands of a communist government takeover, this might be funny to watch. It would almost be humorous to see how desperate Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), his administration, campaign and their pathetic media lackeys are to cling to power. We could laugh at their stupendous lies and feigned outrage when the truth is told about their detestable, lawless actions against the United States, our Constitution and our God-given freedoms. Sadly, this is not funny at all. This new old video of Mitt Romney that...
  • Distractions and Diversions

    09/20/2012 4:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    There's another video, this one of Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a fundraiser in Boca Raton. The video was reportedly "leaked" by James Carter IV, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter. How appropriate. It apparently was saved for the most politically opportune moment and then published by the liberal Mother Jones Magazine in hopes of causing maximum damage to the Romney campaign. It's all part of the Democrats' attempt to distract attention from the president's failed record. But the Obama campaign has had to deal with a "leak" of its own recently, namely the release of a 14-year-old...
  • Gov. Romney Was Correct

    09/20/2012 3:18:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    As readers of this column and viewers of Fox News Channel may know, I have not hesitated to criticize Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and the governor himself. I have argued that his message is muddled and his values are unknown beyond his ardent wish to improve economic conditions through the use of free market mechanisms rather than central economic planning, a position with which I agree entirely. I have also maintained that his willingness to abandon, or not to accept, first principles has made these questions reasonable: If Romney is elected president, which Romney will show up for work...
  • Focus Should Be on Facts

    09/20/2012 2:29:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The challenge for modern-day campaigns is that the rapid speed of the news cycle ensures that new news is created on a daily basis, even when it is not really news. Blame the hunger for something novel and fresh that can eat up time on the 24-hour cable news channels. Think of today's news organizations as insatiable beasts whose ravenous appetites constantly need more and more news bites, and more analysis about those news bites. The desire for more content for their viewers and readers means that they deem everything new to be newsworthy, or at least newsworthy enough to...
  • CRS report:# of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled after Obama suspended work requirement

    09/19/2012 3:10:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-19-12 | Philip Klein
    Complete Title: CRS report: number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled after Obama suspended work requirement Obama administration officials have insisted that their decision to grant states waivers to redefine work requirements for welfare recipients would not “gut” the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. But a new report from the Congressional Research Service obtained by the Washington Examiner suggests that the administration’s suspension of a separate welfare work requirement has already helped explode the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps. In addition to the broader work requirement that has become a contentious issue in the presidential race, the...
  • Election 2012: Romney Believes in Creating Wealth, Obama Believes in Redistributing It

    09/19/2012 1:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | September 19, 2012 | John Giokaris
    This week, the two different paths that Americans must choose between in the 2012 election could not have been more starkly contrasted. While the liberal mainstream media and blogosphere are fixated on leaked video of Romney saying 47% of Americans will vote for Obama — and desperately trying to write Romney’s funeral using polls that oversample Democrats by as much a D+10, D+11 and D+13 — those who aren’t so easily distracted are noticing that economic matters are just getting worse. A new report shows that American economic freedom, which has been on the decline since 2000, is steadily plummeting....
  • Welfare waiver in stimulus bill more than doubled able-bodied food-stamp recipients by 2010

    09/19/2012 10:22:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Debate continues over whether Barack Obama's command to waive the work requirement of the 1996 welfare reform is legal, and if it offers states a way out of effectively enforcing the Able-bodied Adults Without Dependents rule that required those recipients to start working at some job in order to receive benefits. A new report from the Congressional Research Service released last week to Rep. Eric Cantor shows that the previous temporary waiver of this work authorized by Congress in the 2009 stimulus plan resulted in a massive increase in ABAWD-related claims. The Washington Examiner's Philip Klein gets the scoop: Obama...
  • Pat Buchanan: 'Barack Obama Is a Drug Dealer of Welfare'

    09/18/2012 10:18:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan made a statement on Fox News's On the Record Tuesday that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. Speaking with host Greta Van Susteren about how Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's remarks concerning the 47 percent of the nation that don't pay federal income taxes were spot on, Buchanan called Barack Obama a "Fabian Socialist" and "a drug dealer of welfare." (VIDEO AT LINK) PAT BUCHANAN: Look at Europe. Look at France. Look at Spain. Look at Greece. Look at Italy. The public sectors have gotten so huge that these places are...
  • Dennis Miller thinks that hidden camera video would make a great campaign ad

    09/18/2012 9:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 18, 2012 | Staff
    Dennis Miller Showâś” @DennisDMZ Mitt should take that "47%" fundraiser video and just plunk "I'm Mitt Romney, and I approve this message" on the end. 18 Sep 12 Reply Retweet Favorite While Obama supporters (and even some hand-wringing members of the conservative elite) fell over each other last night to proclaim the death of the Romney campaign in the wake of an undercover video of a private fundraiser, Dennis Miller stands with those who liked what they saw. A lot. These 53-percenters are behind the idea of a campaign spot 100 percent. Dennis Miller Showâś” @DennisDMZ 18 Sep 12 Mitt...
  • Pat Buchanan: "Barack Obama Is A Drug Dealer Of Welfare" (video)

    09/18/2012 8:10:14 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 18, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    "Barack Obama, in my judgment, is a Fabian socialist," conservative commentator and author Patrick J. Buchanan said on tonight's broadcast of "On the Record" on the FOX News Channel. "You saw the redistribution, and by that I mean he's not Bernie Sanders who is out in the open and honest about it, but he's a Fabian socialist who wants to move through gradualism and reform step by step until a majority of Americans are dependent upon government. When that happens the party of government wins every election." "One in every five people are on food stamps," Buchanan said. "This is...
  • Mother of all economies

    09/18/2012 5:45:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2012 | Dick Morris
    There is no gender gap. There is a marriage gap. A Sept. 13 poll I conducted (912 likely voters, national sample) found that while married white women back Romney by 55 to 40 percent, unmarried white women back Obama by 60-32! Since unmarried white women are 45 percent of all white women, this marriage gap poses a huge problem for Romney — the central problem. In his recent off-the-record comments, Romney characterized his opponents’ supporters as relying on government entitlements and handouts. He said that 47 percent of Americans get checks from the government and are likely to vote for...
  • For local GOP, Romney video speaks 'truth'

    09/18/2012 5:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | September 18, 2012 | Bertran M. Gutierrez
    Mitt Romney's comments about "entitled" people in a video released Monday, described by some pundits as detrimental to his presidential bid, cemented support among Republicans in Winston-Salem and probably won't affect the race in North Carolina, according to interviews with voters, political science professors and conservatives. "I'll accept the truth from any politician. In fact, it is refreshing to look at truth and adjust our direction based on truth," said Brian Miller, a former chairman of the Forsyth County GOP who attended the Republican National Convention in Tampa as an alternate delegate. The video, recorded May 17 in Boca Raton...
  • Mitt Sees the Emperor Without His Clothes: Will the Rest of America Listen?

    09/18/2012 2:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | September 18, 2012 | Joan Fischer
    "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what ... there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing ..." --Mitt RomneyIn our relatively short 200+ year history, America has experienced a handful of watershed events. The Civil War was probably chief among them, with the fate of the union standing in the balance, and brothers fighting against...
  • WH Responds to Romney Videos: President Represents All People (Grab a bucket)

    09/18/2012 1:50:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 18, 2012 | Mary Bruce
    Reacting to Mitt Romney’s secretely taped comments in which he said 47 percent of voters believe “they are victims” and would cast their ballots for President Obama “no matter what,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said, ”When you’re president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you.” “The president certainly doesn’t think that men and women on Social Security are irresponsible or victims, that students aren’t responsible or are victims. He certainly doesn’t think that middle-class families are paying too little in taxes,” Carney told reporters of...
  • 47 % Polarized America: What The Entitlement Plantation Has Built.

    09/18/2012 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 21 replies
    Graewoulf | September 18, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of buying votes by promising FREE STUFF to potential voters according to the dictate of Karl Marx: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." This has led to a Polarized America. This polarization has increased as the number of those with ability has decreased and the number of those with needs has increased. Romney is correct that 47 % of voters pay no Personal Federal Income Tax. Romney is probably correct that these same 47 % will vote for Obama no matter what. The Liberal Agenda Media, (LAM), supports...
  • VIDEO: Mitt Romney Responds to ’47 Percent’ Comment, Says It Wasn’t “Elegantly Stated”

    09/17/2012 8:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2012
    Republican candidate Mitt Romney responded to criticism after a video surfaced of him calling out 47 percent of Americans for not paying income taxes, saying they all feel entitled to government handouts and will vote for President Obama no matter what. In the video, Romney can be heard saying that it’s not his job to convince those people to vote for him, but rather he needs to focus on independent voters. Romney defended to the tape, saying, “It doesn’t capture the question, so I don’t know precisely what was asked, but I think it was about my campaign and how...
  • Romney Talks Bluntly of Those Dependent on Government

    09/17/2012 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 129 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/17/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Mitt Romney described almost half of Americans as “dependent upon government” during a private reception with donors earlier this year and said those voters will likely support President Obama because they believe they are “entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.” The blunt political and cultural assessment by the Republican presidential candidate offers a rare glimpse into Mr. Romney’s personal views as the campaign enters its final 50 days. Liberals quickly condemned the remarks as insensitive and Mr. Obama’s campaign accused him of having “disdainfully written off half the nation.” The recordings surfaced even as Mr. Romney...
  • Romney: Obama’s 47% of the electorate is dependent on government

    09/17/2012 4:47:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Mother Jones and Ace, watch this now if you haven't seen it elsewhere because political media will be having 20 heart attacks about it tomorrow and you'll want to be up to speed. This was recorded awhile back at a fundraiser, just like Obama's infamous "bitter/clinger" comments in 2008. Remember how big that blew up? That's how we ended up with President McCain.The dirty little secret of most "controversial" political statements is that voters pay them little mind, especially when they’re preoccupied with bread-and-butter issues. The GOP spent three days in Tampa hammering Obama for the “you didn’t build...
  • Senate report highlights Social Security disability benefit abuses

    09/17/2012 5:30:19 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 9-13-12 | mark flatten
    A woman was awarded Social Security disability benefits because of "crippling hand pain" from carpel tunnel syndrome, but still managed to work as a bartender. A judge coached a disability applicant to lie about paying rent to boost his payments from the government. ‘I think you could flip a coin for anybody who came before the Social Security commission for disability and get it right just as often as the ALJs do, - Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.’ A man with history of cocaine addiction was approved for disability because of back pain and headaches, which he claimed could be controlled...
  • Yes, Race Influences Opposition to Obama

    09/15/2012 8:20:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Nation ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jamelle Bouie
    It’s no exaggeration to say that race and racism have been defining issues in the Age of Obama. And with the election on the horizon, the question of race and Obama’s political fortunes has returned to the fore. To wit, at the Associated Press, Jesse Washington wonders whether prejudice has played a part in the concerted conservative opposition to Obama’s presidency: The question of whether race fuels opposition to President Barack Obama has become one of the most divisive topics of the election. It is sowing anger and frustration among conservatives who are labeled racist simply for opposing Obama’s policies...
  • Palin’s Freedom vs. ‘Free Stuff’ Line: Viable? (also credited to Ted Nugent)

    09/13/2012 12:15:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/12/2012 | By Erik Wemple
    So Sarah Palin has been promoting a catchy riff on freedom. Last Friday night, in an appearance on Fox News’s “Hannity,” she said, “I just pray that Americans will open their eyes between now and November when they know that they’ll have to make that choice between free stuff or freedom. You can’t have both.” Tuesday night, she was at it again, this time on “The O’Reilly Factor.” Here’s a look at the exchange between host Bill O’Reilly and Palin: O’REILLY: Okay. What is the Republican Party not doing based upon the convention and they — and the race so...
  • Library cards may be used as illegal immigrant ID

    09/11/2012 1:18:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 9-11-12 | ap
    LOS ANGELES—Illegal immigrants in California's largest city could use library cards to open bank accounts and access an array of city services under a plan being considered by city officials. Under the plan, anyone with proof of Los Angeles residency could get a library card, the Los Angeles Times reported ( The idea is to provide a form of ID to those who cannot get a driver's license because of their immigration status.
  • Living in Panamá, Social Security, Medicare, Me and More.

    09/11/2012 12:03:20 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 11, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Many problems face the nation and President Obama has shown that his administration is not able even to begin to solve them. Someone posted this on my Face Book wall: You're Panamanian. You're living on Medicare. You're living on Social Security. And you're a Republican. With all due respect please explain yourself in 50 words or less. To respond in "50 words or less" would require exclusive reliance on trite talking points and would be as silly as it would be worthless. I won't even try. The Face Book post is factually wrong on two out of four counts: I...
  • Welfare Waivers Unlawful GAO Says

    09/10/2012 1:02:13 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration’s decision to waive the work requirement for welfare recipients must be submitted for Congressional approval the Government Accountability Office says. Under existing law, all administrative changes of policy or regulations must be submitted to Congress for their review. Representative Dave Camp (R-Mich), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, charged that Secretary Sebelius’ waiver “constitutes an illegal end-run around Congressional oversight.” Sebelius defended her actions as “necessary given the high probability of obstruction from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Voters elected President Obama in order to effect change in the way we do business. His ability...